The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 89 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 62 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.07% 0.92% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.20% 4.55% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 18
Average daily rate £425 £450 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £291 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
Middleware
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
608 616 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.35% 20.29% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 336 481
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £24.90 £18.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £78.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Scotland region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Scotland region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +17 39 £438 -2.77% 5
Renfrewshire - 13 £410 - 2
Glasgow +6 10 £425 +7.93% 6
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Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Middleware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Middleware.

1 48 (41.03%) SQL
2 34 (29.06%) Finance
3 31 (26.50%) Java
4 30 (25.64%) SOA
5 29 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (23.93%) Linux
7 25 (21.37%) Oracle
7 25 (21.37%) HP
7 25 (21.37%) Banking
8 24 (20.51%) WebSphere
8 24 (20.51%) SQL Server
8 24 (20.51%) Web Services
9 23 (19.66%) JBoss
9 23 (19.66%) Microsoft
9 23 (19.66%) Puppet
10 22 (18.80%) HTTP
11 21 (17.95%) IBM
11 21 (17.95%) DevOps
12 19 (16.24%) Migration
12 19 (16.24%) Windows
12 19 (16.24%) Data Centre
13 18 (15.38%) HTTPS
13 18 (15.38%) Python
14 17 (14.53%) Unix
15 16 (13.68%) Solaris
16 15 (12.82%) ITIL
16 15 (12.82%) JavaScript
16 15 (12.82%) CA
16 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
16 15 (12.82%) PowerShell

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Middleware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Middleware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (20.51%) WebSphere
2 23 (19.66%) JBoss
3 10 (8.55%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (8.55%) MQSeries
4 9 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 8 (6.84%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 6 (5.13%) Apache
7 5 (4.27%) IIS
7 5 (4.27%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.71%) Confluence
8 2 (1.71%) nginx
8 2 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.84%) IaaS
2 7 (5.98%) PaaS
3 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.80%) HTTP
2 18 (15.38%) HTTPS
3 14 (11.97%) Firewall
4 11 (9.40%) SAN
5 10 (8.55%) FTP
5 10 (8.55%) iSCSI
5 10 (8.55%) NAS
6 8 (6.84%) WinSCP
7 7 (5.98%) DNS
8 4 (3.42%) DHCP
8 4 (3.42%) WAN
9 3 (2.56%) Internet
9 3 (2.56%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.71%) DDNS
10 2 (1.71%) IPsec
10 2 (1.71%) LAN
10 2 (1.71%) SSL
11 1 (0.85%) Network Security
11 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (11.11%) Maven
2 8 (6.84%) ClearCase
2 8 (6.84%) XMLSpy
3 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.27%) Subversion
4 4 (3.42%) Ant
5 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.71%) JIRA
5 2 (1.71%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.85%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.85%) MSI
General
1 34 (29.06%) Finance
2 25 (21.37%) Banking
3 11 (9.40%) Law
4 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 5 (4.27%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (24.79%) Architect
2 20 (17.09%) Developer
3 15 (12.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (9.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) Consultant
6 9 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
6 9 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.84%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Designer
8 6 (5.13%) Middleware Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.27%) IT Manager
9 5 (4.27%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (3.42%) Environment Manager
10 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Linux Consultant
10 4 (3.42%) Middleware Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Middleware Project Manager
11 3 (2.56%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.51%) Web Services
2 12 (10.26%) XML
3 11 (9.40%) .NET
4 10 (8.55%) REST
5 9 (7.69%) JMS
5 9 (7.69%) WSDL
5 9 (7.69%) XSD
5 9 (7.69%) XSLT
6 8 (6.84%) EDI
6 8 (6.84%) JSON
6 8 (6.84%) SOAP
6 8 (6.84%) XSL
7 6 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (4.27%) Java EE
8 5 (4.27%) Spring
9 3 (2.56%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.71%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (1.71%) Servlets
10 2 (1.71%) Struts
10 2 (1.71%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.24%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.97%) Public Cloud
3 9 (7.69%) DataPower
4 8 (6.84%) SWIFT
5 7 (5.98%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.27%) Mainframe
7 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (2.56%) User Experience
9 2 (1.71%) PKI
9 2 (1.71%) Replication
10 1 (0.85%) Clustering
10 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.93%) Linux
2 19 (16.24%) Windows
3 17 (14.53%) Unix
4 16 (13.68%) Solaris
5 14 (11.97%) AIX
5 14 (11.97%) HPUX
6 11 (9.40%) Windows Server
7 8 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.42%) zOS
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.64%) SOA
2 29 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.95%) DevOps
4 19 (16.24%) Migration
5 15 (12.82%) ITIL
6 13 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (10.26%) ITSM
8 11 (9.40%) ETL
8 11 (9.40%) OO
9 10 (8.55%) Software Distribution
10 9 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 9 (7.69%) Open Source
10 9 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.84%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (6.84%) EAI
11 8 (6.84%) Microservices
11 8 (6.84%) Network Design
12 7 (5.98%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.98%) ERP
12 7 (5.98%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 48 (41.03%) SQL
2 31 (26.50%) Java
3 18 (15.38%) Python
4 15 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.82%) PowerShell
5 14 (11.97%) Jython
6 13 (11.11%) C#
7 4 (3.42%) Perl
8 2 (1.71%) C++
8 2 (1.71%) VBA
9 1 (0.85%) AspectJ
9 1 (0.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.85%) VB
9 1 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) Degree
4 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) OCA
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) HL7
1 8 (6.84%) SEPA
2 3 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.71%) QA
3 2 (1.71%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.84%) Docker
3 5 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.71%) Xen
5 1 (0.85%) KVM
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.85%) RHEV
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (19.66%) Puppet
2 14 (11.97%) BladeLogic
3 13 (11.11%) SCOrch
4 12 (10.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 8 (6.84%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (5.98%) SCCM
7 6 (5.13%) Ansible
7 6 (5.13%) WSUS
8 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.85%) OpenView
8 1 (0.85%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 25 (21.37%) HP
1 25 (21.37%) Oracle
2 23 (19.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (17.95%) IBM
4 15 (12.82%) CA
5 14 (11.97%) Dell
6 13 (11.11%) BMC
7 8 (6.84%) Remedy
8 7 (5.98%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.13%) Symantec
10 5 (4.27%) VMware
11 2 (1.71%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.71%) Citrix
11 2 (1.71%) EMC
11 2 (1.71%) Google
11 2 (1.71%) Sybase
11 2 (1.71%) Talend
11 2 (1.71%) Teradata
11 2 (1.71%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.71%) webMethods
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