The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South East region.

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.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 133 139 156
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs citing Middleware 110 90 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 1.08% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.07% 4.33% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 46
Average daily rate
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£390 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £327 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £423
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £40.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +6.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2168 2080 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.20% 24.93% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1122 1092
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 87
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.13 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 July 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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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
Hampshire +3 42 £400 -5.88% 3
Berkshire -2 24 £380 -24.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 17 £320 -22.42% 3
Surrey +14 16 £538 +47.26% 4
Kent -2 4 £375 -26.47%
Middlesex 0 3 - -
West Sussex -2 3 £570 - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 116 (51.56%) Oracle
2 78 (34.67%) SOA
3 61 (27.11%) Linux
4 55 (24.44%) Java
5 52 (23.11%) WebLogic
6 51 (22.67%) SQL
7 45 (20.00%) UNIX
8 43 (19.11%) XML
9 38 (16.89%) .NET
10 37 (16.44%) WebSphere
11 34 (15.11%) Oracle Fusion
12 32 (14.22%) SQL Server
12 32 (14.22%) Web Services
12 32 (14.22%) Security Cleared
13 31 (13.78%) ITIL
14 30 (13.33%) Apache
15 29 (12.89%) Windows
16 28 (12.44%) Microsoft
17 27 (12.00%) Shell Script
17 27 (12.00%) Oracle Database
18 26 (11.56%) Finance
19 25 (11.11%) SC Cleared
20 24 (10.67%) Degree
20 24 (10.67%) Oracle EBS
20 24 (10.67%) Scrum
21 21 (9.33%) EAI
21 21 (9.33%) UML
21 21 (9.33%) SOAP
21 21 (9.33%) Oracle RAC
21 21 (9.33%) Software Engineering

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 52 (23.11%) WebLogic
2 37 (16.44%) WebSphere
3 30 (13.33%) Apache
4 18 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 16 (7.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (5.78%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 9 (4.00%) IIS
7 9 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (3.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (2.67%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (2.22%) ArcGIS
10 5 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (1.78%) Mule
12 3 (1.33%) JCAPS
12 3 (1.33%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.89%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.89%) ATG Dynamo
13 2 (0.89%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.89%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 14 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (10.67%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (7.56%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (2.67%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (1.78%) SAP CRM
5 3 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.89%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.89%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.89%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.44%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.67%) SaaS
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.89%) FTP
1 11 (4.89%) SSL
2 8 (3.56%) SAN
2 8 (3.56%) Firewall
2 8 (3.56%) SSH
3 7 (3.11%) HTTP
4 6 (2.67%) LDAP
5 5 (2.22%) LAN
5 5 (2.22%) VPN
5 5 (2.22%) Network Security
6 4 (1.78%) AMQP
6 4 (1.78%) DNS
6 4 (1.78%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.78%) ATM
6 4 (1.78%) Internet
7 3 (1.33%) WAN
8 2 (0.89%) DSL
8 2 (0.89%) DVB
8 2 (0.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 20 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (6.22%) SQLPlus
5 13 (5.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (5.33%) MySQL
7 11 (4.89%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.44%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.56%) Oracle Discoverer
10 7 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.67%) DB2
11 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (2.67%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (7.11%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.33%) SoapUI
3 9 (4.00%) Toad
4 8 (3.56%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (3.56%) JIRA
5 7 (3.11%) JUnit
6 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (2.67%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.22%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.22%) Subversion
7 5 (2.22%) Introscope
8 4 (1.78%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.33%) JProfiler
9 3 (1.33%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (1.33%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.89%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.89%) Ant
10 2 (0.89%) ClearQuest
General
1 26 (11.56%) Finance
2 19 (8.44%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.33%) Billing
4 11 (4.89%) Retail
5 10 (4.44%) Banking
6 6 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.22%) Legal
8 4 (1.78%) Games
9 3 (1.33%) Military
10 2 (0.89%) Automotive
10 2 (0.89%) Electronics
11 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.44%) Front Office
11 1 (0.44%) Advertising
11 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (18.22%) Architect
2 33 (14.67%) Developer
3 32 (14.22%) Analyst
4 22 (9.78%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (7.11%) Consultant
6 13 (5.78%) DBA
7 12 (5.33%) Oracle DBA
8 11 (4.89%) Systems Analyst
8 11 (4.89%) Test Manager
8 11 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (4.00%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.56%) Oracle Architect
10 8 (3.56%) Designer
11 7 (3.11%) Linux Support
12 6 (2.67%) Middleware Specialist
12 6 (2.67%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.67%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (2.22%) Administrator
13 5 (2.22%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.11%) XML
2 38 (16.89%) .NET
3 34 (15.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 32 (14.22%) Web Services
5 21 (9.33%) SOAP
6 19 (8.44%) J2EE
7 11 (4.89%) CSS
8 10 (4.44%) REST
9 9 (4.00%) XSLT
9 9 (4.00%) JMS
10 8 (3.56%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (3.11%) Spring
11 7 (3.11%) HTML
11 7 (3.11%) jQuery
12 6 (2.67%) SAP PI
12 6 (2.67%) MSMQ
12 6 (2.67%) Classic ASP
12 6 (2.67%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.67%) EDI
13 5 (2.22%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.56%) Management Information System
1 8 (3.56%) Replication
1 8 (3.56%) CMDB
2 5 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.78%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.78%) PKI
3 4 (1.78%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.33%) Data Extraction
4 3 (1.33%) iSeries
5 2 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.89%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.89%) Wiki
5 2 (0.89%) DTV
5 2 (0.89%) Clustering
5 2 (0.89%) STB
5 2 (0.89%) AS400
5 2 (0.89%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 61 (27.11%) Linux
2 45 (20.00%) UNIX
3 29 (12.89%) Windows
4 14 (6.22%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (4.00%) Solaris
6 8 (3.56%) AIX
7 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.89%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) zOS
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) HPUX
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (34.67%) SOA
2 31 (13.78%) ITIL
3 24 (10.67%) Scrum
4 21 (9.33%) Software Engineering
4 21 (9.33%) UML
4 21 (9.33%) EAI
5 20 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (8.44%) CRM
7 18 (8.00%) DevOps
8 17 (7.56%) TOGAF
9 16 (7.11%) ERP
10 15 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.78%) OO
11 13 (5.78%) PRINCE2
12 12 (5.33%) Service Management
12 12 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (5.33%) Test Scripting
13 10 (4.44%) Service Delivery
13 10 (4.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 55 (24.44%) Java
2 51 (22.67%) SQL
3 27 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 18 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 13 (5.78%) C++
5 13 (5.78%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.33%) C
7 10 (4.44%) Perl
8 9 (4.00%) Korn
9 7 (3.11%) C#
9 7 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.22%) Python
11 4 (1.78%) ABAP
11 4 (1.78%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.33%) VB
13 2 (0.89%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.89%) SAPscript
14 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (14.22%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 24 (10.67%) Degree
4 6 (2.67%) ISEB
5 5 (2.22%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.78%) CISSP
6 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.78%) MCSE
6 4 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.33%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.89%) PMP
8 2 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (0.89%) COBIT
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (9.33%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (3.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (2.67%) vSphere
4 3 (1.33%) KVM
4 3 (1.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.89%) Xen
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
6 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (8.44%) Puppet
2 16 (7.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (4.44%) YUM
4 9 (4.00%) Vagrant
4 9 (4.00%) Data Guard
5 5 (2.22%) CA SiteMinder
5 5 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.78%) Ansible
7 3 (1.33%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.33%) nmon
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.44%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 116 (51.56%) Oracle
2 28 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.56%) SAP
4 13 (5.78%) TIBCO
5 12 (5.33%) Remedy
6 10 (4.44%) IBM
7 9 (4.00%) ComArch
8 8 (3.56%) VMware
8 8 (3.56%) JBoss
9 6 (2.67%) Cisco
9 6 (2.67%) HP
10 5 (2.22%) ESRI
10 5 (2.22%) Symantec
11 4 (1.78%) Splunk
11 4 (1.78%) CA
11 4 (1.78%) Nokia
11 4 (1.78%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.33%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.89%) Siebel
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