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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 149 153 146
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Middleware 114 101 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 1.10% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.54% 4.54% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 58 47
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £289 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -44.44%
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
2509 2227 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.32% 24.21% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1250 1149
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 67
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.88 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -9 34 £450 +12.50% 6
Berkshire +12 31 £450 +5.88% 8
Surrey +2 22 £458 -14.88% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £438 +24.82% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £525 - 4
West Sussex -2 6 £493 -13.59% 1
Sussex - 2 £500 -
Middlesex -1 1 £425 -
East Sussex - 1 £500 - 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (44.96%) Oracle
2 71 (27.52%) SOA
3 69 (26.74%) Linux
4 66 (25.58%) Java
5 55 (21.32%) WebLogic
5 55 (21.32%) UNIX
5 55 (21.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 51 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (18.60%) Finance
8 47 (18.22%) Oracle Database
9 46 (17.83%) SQL
10 39 (15.12%) Windows
11 35 (13.57%) Web Services
12 31 (12.02%) SOAP
13 30 (11.63%) WebSphere
13 30 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (11.24%) Degree
15 28 (10.85%) XML
15 28 (10.85%) Microsoft
15 28 (10.85%) Project Management
16 27 (10.47%) IBM
16 27 (10.47%) Shell Script
16 27 (10.47%) J2EE
16 27 (10.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 24 (9.30%) Configuration Management
18 23 (8.91%) SQL Server
18 23 (8.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 22 (8.53%) Perl
19 22 (8.53%) UML
20 20 (7.75%) PL/SQL

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 55 (21.32%) WebLogic
2 30 (11.63%) WebSphere
3 27 (10.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 17 (6.59%) Tomcat
5 14 (5.43%) Apache
5 14 (5.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 13 (5.04%) JBoss
7 9 (3.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (3.49%) Oracle 10gAS
8 6 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.94%) CMS
10 4 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.16%) Orchard CMS
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.78%) JCAPS
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.16%) MS Project
4 2 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (5.81%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (5.04%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (3.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.16%) assyst
5 3 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.78%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.78%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.78%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.78%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.39%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.39%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.55%) SaaS
4 3 (1.16%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.98%) HTTP
2 15 (5.81%) SSL
3 13 (5.04%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.65%) Firewall
5 8 (3.10%) VPN
6 7 (2.71%) SSH
7 5 (1.94%) LDAP
7 5 (1.94%) WAN
8 4 (1.55%) LAN
8 4 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.55%) X.500
9 3 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.16%) SAN
10 2 (0.78%) Internet
10 2 (0.78%) NAS
10 2 (0.78%) VoIP
11 1 (0.39%) Wireless
11 1 (0.39%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.22%) Oracle Database
2 30 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 23 (8.91%) SQL Server
4 18 (6.98%) DB2
5 10 (3.88%) Big Data
6 9 (3.49%) Oracle Discoverer
7 8 (3.10%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (2.71%) MySQL
8 7 (2.71%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.33%) OLAP
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
9 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.55%) SAP BW
11 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.78%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 12 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.49%) Maven
3 8 (3.10%) Ant
4 7 (2.71%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.33%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.55%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.55%) Toad
7 2 (0.78%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.78%) Subversion
7 2 (0.78%) Selenium
7 2 (0.78%) Hudson
7 2 (0.78%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.39%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.39%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Continuum
8 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.39%) RSpec
8 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (18.60%) Finance
2 14 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.26%) Retail
4 8 (3.10%) Banking
4 8 (3.10%) Legal
5 7 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.94%) Automotive
7 5 (1.94%) Games
8 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.16%) Publishing
10 2 (0.78%) Marketing
10 2 (0.78%) Billing
11 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 77 (29.84%) Architect
2 37 (14.34%) Developer
3 33 (12.79%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (8.53%) Consultant
5 17 (6.59%) Analyst
5 17 (6.59%) DBA
6 15 (5.81%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.04%) Designer
8 12 (4.65%) Technical Manager
9 11 (4.26%) Solutions Designer
9 11 (4.26%) Security Architect
10 10 (3.88%) Administrator
10 10 (3.88%) Digital Architect
11 9 (3.49%) Digital Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.49%) Oracle DBA
11 9 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (3.10%) Middleware Developer
13 7 (2.71%) Middleware Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Oracle Consultant
13 7 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.32%) Oracle Fusion
2 35 (13.57%) Web Services
3 31 (12.02%) SOAP
4 28 (10.85%) XML
5 27 (10.47%) J2EE
6 19 (7.36%) JMS
7 18 (6.98%) REST
8 17 (6.59%) Oracle ADF
8 17 (6.59%) .NET
9 12 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (4.26%) XSLT
10 11 (4.26%) Spring
11 10 (3.88%) JSP
11 10 (3.88%) WSDL
12 9 (3.49%) SAML
12 9 (3.49%) HTML
13 8 (3.10%) EJB
13 8 (3.10%) Ajax
14 7 (2.71%) JSF
14 7 (2.71%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.36%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.43%) Clustering
4 12 (4.65%) PKI
5 11 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.88%) DataPower
7 9 (3.49%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.49%) Statistics
8 5 (1.94%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.55%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.55%) User Experience
9 4 (1.55%) IVR
9 4 (1.55%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.16%) Replication
11 2 (0.78%) Social Media
11 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 69 (26.74%) Linux
2 55 (21.32%) UNIX
3 39 (15.12%) Windows
4 17 (6.59%) Solaris
5 15 (5.81%) AIX
6 9 (3.49%) HPUX
6 9 (3.49%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.94%) SUSE
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.78%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (27.52%) SOA
2 51 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (10.85%) Project Management
4 24 (9.30%) Configuration Management
5 22 (8.53%) UML
6 19 (7.36%) Scrum
7 18 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (6.59%) ITIL
8 17 (6.59%) Open Source
9 16 (6.20%) Incident Management
9 16 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (5.81%) Migration
10 15 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (5.81%) E-Commerce
11 14 (5.43%) EAI
12 13 (5.04%) OO
12 13 (5.04%) CRM
12 13 (5.04%) Load Balancing
12 13 (5.04%) Information Security
12 13 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 66 (25.58%) Java
2 46 (17.83%) SQL
3 27 (10.47%) Shell Script
4 22 (8.53%) Perl
5 20 (7.75%) PL/SQL
6 11 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 10 (3.88%) XQuery
8 9 (3.49%) XPath
9 8 (3.10%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.10%) C#
9 8 (3.10%) C++
10 6 (2.33%) C
10 6 (2.33%) C-shell
11 5 (1.94%) Python
12 4 (1.55%) Korn
12 4 (1.55%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.55%) Scala
13 3 (1.16%) Jython
13 3 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (11.24%) Degree
2 16 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.04%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.88%) CISSP
5 7 (2.71%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.55%) ISSAP
6 4 (1.55%) IBM Certification
7 3 (1.16%) GCIA
7 3 (1.16%) GCIH
7 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.78%) CISM
8 2 (0.78%) ISACA
9 1 (0.39%) CCA
9 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.39%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.94%) COBIT
2 4 (1.55%) GxP
2 4 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.16%) COSO
4 2 (0.78%) SLA
4 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.33%) vSphere
5 5 (1.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (1.94%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.16%) Docker
8 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 23 (8.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 16 (6.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 16 (6.20%) Puppet
3 10 (3.88%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (1.94%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.94%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (1.94%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.55%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.55%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.16%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.78%) SCCM
7 2 (0.78%) SCOM
8 1 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 116 (44.96%) Oracle
2 28 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 27 (10.47%) IBM
4 18 (6.98%) VMware
5 17 (6.59%) Red Hat
6 16 (6.20%) SAP
7 12 (4.65%) TIBCO
8 9 (3.49%) Symantec
8 9 (3.49%) HP
9 6 (2.33%) Adobe
10 5 (1.94%) EMC
10 5 (1.94%) F5
11 4 (1.55%) Splunk
11 4 (1.55%) Akamai
11 4 (1.55%) Sun
11 4 (1.55%) Siebel
11 4 (1.55%) Cisco
11 4 (1.55%) Juniper
11 4 (1.55%) webMethods
11 4 (1.55%) KANA
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