The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 143 130 132
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 132 150 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.45% 1.57% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.53% 6.58% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 95 57
Median daily rate £465 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £26.00 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.13 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -25.47%
Middleware
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2388 2280 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.21% 23.87% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 1421 1213
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 30 48
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.62 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Middleware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Middleware Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +14 60 £475 +7.34% 17
Hampshire -14 26 £465 +8.13% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 23 £455 +1.11% 3
Surrey -9 11 £370 -28.50% 4
West Sussex -27 6 £563 +18.42%
Middlesex 0 4 £525 +35.48%
Oxfordshire -10 2 £550 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £525 -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 117 (43.33%) Linux
2 86 (31.85%) Oracle
3 80 (29.63%) Java
4 63 (23.33%) Git (software)
5 60 (22.22%) DevOps
6 59 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (21.11%) Unix
8 56 (20.74%) Windows
9 55 (20.37%) IBM
9 55 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (18.15%) Red Hat
11 47 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (17.04%) Tomcat
12 46 (17.04%) Jenkins
13 45 (16.67%) SOAP
14 44 (16.30%) WebSphere
15 41 (15.19%) SQL
15 41 (15.19%) Migration
16 40 (14.81%) WebLogic
16 40 (14.81%) SOA
17 35 (12.96%) Microsoft
18 34 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
19 33 (12.22%) Spring
19 33 (12.22%) Shell Script
20 32 (11.85%) Oracle Fusion
21 31 (11.48%) Web Services
22 30 (11.11%) Finance
22 30 (11.11%) Degree
23 29 (10.74%) XML
23 29 (10.74%) JavaScript

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (17.04%) Tomcat
2 44 (16.30%) WebSphere
3 40 (14.81%) WebLogic
4 19 (7.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (5.93%) IIS
6 15 (5.56%) MQSeries
7 12 (4.44%) JBoss
8 11 (4.07%) Apache Solr
9 8 (2.96%) Apache
9 8 (2.96%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (1.85%) Node.js
13 4 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.48%) CMS
13 4 (1.48%) Drupal
13 4 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.48%) Skype for Business
14 3 (1.11%) Mule
14 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.48%) ProjectWise
3 3 (1.11%) MS Project
3 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.44%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.85%) Magento
3 4 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.74%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.37%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.07%) SaaS
5 7 (2.59%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.59%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.59%) Google Tag Manager
6 4 (1.48%) HP Helion
7 3 (1.11%) Boomi
7 3 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.74%) IaaS
8 2 (0.74%) PaaS
8 2 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.37%) Force.com
9 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.52%) HTTP
2 17 (6.30%) SSL
3 15 (5.56%) DNS
4 13 (4.81%) Firewall
5 12 (4.44%) FTP
5 12 (4.44%) VPN
6 10 (3.70%) HTTPS
7 9 (3.33%) DHCP
8 8 (2.96%) Intranet
8 8 (2.96%) LAN
8 8 (2.96%) WAN
9 6 (2.22%) Internet
9 6 (2.22%) SSH
10 5 (1.85%) DVB
10 5 (1.85%) Network Security
11 4 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.48%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.48%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.48%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.74%) Oracle Database
2 21 (7.78%) Relational Database
3 20 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 19 (7.04%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.19%) DB2
6 9 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.96%) MySQL
7 8 (2.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (2.22%) Siebel EIM
9 5 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.11%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.11%) GIS
11 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 46 (17.04%) Jenkins
3 24 (8.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 21 (7.78%) Vagrant
5 19 (7.04%) Subversion
6 9 (3.33%) RSpec
7 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.59%) Toad
9 6 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (1.85%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.85%) PhpStorm
10 5 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.48%) Introscope
11 4 (1.48%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.11%) JProfiler
12 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.11%) XMLSpy
13 2 (0.74%) JIRA
13 2 (0.74%) JUnit
13 2 (0.74%) SilkPerformer
General
1 30 (11.11%) Finance
2 27 (10.00%) Retail
3 24 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.19%) Publishing
5 8 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.85%) Legal
7 3 (1.11%) Banking
7 3 (1.11%) Electronics
7 3 (1.11%) Marketing
7 3 (1.11%) Military
8 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.74%) Back Office
8 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (26.30%) Developer
2 62 (22.96%) Architect
3 26 (9.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (9.63%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (9.26%) Java Developer
5 21 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (7.41%) Designer
7 19 (7.04%) Administrator
7 19 (7.04%) Analyst
8 15 (5.56%) Middleware Architect
9 13 (4.81%) Solutions Designer
10 12 (4.44%) Middleware Developer
11 11 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (4.07%) WebSphere Engineer
12 10 (3.70%) Consultant
12 10 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
13 9 (3.33%) Lead Architect
13 9 (3.33%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.96%) AWS Administrator
14 8 (2.96%) TIBCO Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.67%) SOAP
2 33 (12.22%) Spring
3 32 (11.85%) Oracle Fusion
4 31 (11.48%) Web Services
5 29 (10.74%) XML
6 28 (10.37%) JMS
7 27 (10.00%) HTML
8 25 (9.26%) CSS
8 25 (9.26%) J2EE
9 24 (8.89%) JSON
10 23 (8.52%) REST
11 21 (7.78%) HTML5
11 21 (7.78%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (7.78%) RESTful
12 18 (6.67%) .NET
13 13 (4.81%) Java EE
14 11 (4.07%) IBM Integration Bus
15 10 (3.70%) GWT
15 10 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
16 9 (3.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.15%) Private Cloud
3 17 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (4.07%) Clustering
7 10 (3.70%) DataPower
8 7 (2.59%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.22%) Data Integration
9 6 (2.22%) Device Driver
9 6 (2.22%) FMCG
9 6 (2.22%) User Experience
10 5 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.48%) PKI
11 4 (1.48%) STB
12 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.11%) Web 2.0
13 2 (0.74%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 117 (43.33%) Linux
2 57 (21.11%) Unix
3 56 (20.74%) Windows
4 55 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (10.74%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.81%) AIX
7 9 (3.33%) Solaris
8 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.22%) Android
10 5 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.48%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.37%) Debian
13 1 (0.37%) Fedora
13 1 (0.37%) SUSE
13 1 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.22%) DevOps
2 59 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (15.19%) Migration
5 40 (14.81%) SOA
6 27 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 26 (9.63%) TOGAF
8 25 (9.26%) Open Source
8 25 (9.26%) TDD
9 24 (8.89%) ITIL
10 22 (8.15%) EAI
11 20 (7.41%) High Availability
11 20 (7.41%) UML
12 17 (6.30%) Project Management
13 16 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (5.93%) Web Development
14 14 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (4.81%) Analytics
15 13 (4.81%) E-Commerce
15 13 (4.81%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 80 (29.63%) Java
2 41 (15.19%) SQL
3 33 (12.22%) Shell Script
4 29 (10.74%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.89%) Python
6 17 (6.30%) PHP
7 16 (5.93%) C
7 16 (5.93%) C++
7 16 (5.93%) Ruby
8 13 (4.81%) C#
9 10 (3.70%) Perl
10 6 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.22%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.85%) Korn
12 4 (1.48%) VB
13 3 (1.11%) Groovy
13 3 (1.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.74%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.74%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 30 (11.11%) Degree
2 23 (8.52%) Security Cleared
3 22 (8.15%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.59%) CISSP
5 6 (2.22%) ISEB
5 6 (2.22%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.48%) CISM
7 3 (1.11%) GCIA
7 3 (1.11%) GCIH
7 3 (1.11%) MCSA
7 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.74%) CCNA
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.37%) MBA
9 1 (0.37%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.07%) QA
2 6 (2.22%) COBIT
3 3 (1.11%) COSO
3 3 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.11%) SAS 70
4 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) GxP
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.07%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.07%) vSphere
4 6 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.74%) Docker
5 2 (0.74%) KVM
6 1 (0.37%) NFS
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.37%) Postfix
6 1 (0.37%) qmail
6 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.37%) Varnish
6 1 (0.37%) vCloud
6 1 (0.37%) Xen
6 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (10.37%) Ansible
2 18 (6.67%) Puppet
3 11 (4.07%) SCOM
4 8 (2.96%) SCCM
5 6 (2.22%) Nagios
5 6 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.22%) Windows Intune
6 5 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.48%) QRadar
8 3 (1.11%) nmon
8 3 (1.11%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.74%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.37%) Cacti
10 1 (0.37%) MOM
10 1 (0.37%) Plesk
10 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 86 (31.85%) Oracle
2 55 (20.37%) IBM
3 49 (18.15%) Red Hat
4 35 (12.96%) Microsoft
5 19 (7.04%) VMware
6 17 (6.30%) TIBCO
7 14 (5.19%) Adobe
8 13 (4.81%) HP
9 11 (4.07%) Axway
9 11 (4.07%) SAP
10 10 (3.70%) Cisco
11 8 (2.96%) CA
11 8 (2.96%) Citrix
11 8 (2.96%) Endeca
11 8 (2.96%) Siebel
12 7 (2.59%) Google
12 7 (2.59%) webMethods
13 6 (2.22%) RightScale
13 6 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.85%) F5
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