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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 141 145 130
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Middleware 116 101 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 1.16% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.94% 4.94% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 64 56
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£450 £411 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £315 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.08% -15.00%
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
2349 2045 1765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.82% 23.48% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 1160 926
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 50 102
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.97 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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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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 -20 34 £450 +18.42% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 27 £438 -2.77% 8
Surrey +9 22 £350 +16.66%
Berkshire -2 20 £473 +11.17% 9
Middlesex - 5 £475 -
Oxfordshire -16 2 £475 -8.43% 3
East Sussex - 1 £525 -
Kent - - - -
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England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 118 (48.36%) Oracle
2 84 (34.43%) Java
3 73 (29.92%) SOA
4 70 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (25.00%) WebLogic
6 59 (24.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 56 (22.95%) SQL
8 52 (21.31%) Linux
9 49 (20.08%) Finance
10 39 (15.98%) Windows
11 38 (15.57%) UNIX
12 36 (14.75%) Security Cleared
13 35 (14.34%) Oracle Database
14 34 (13.93%) WebSphere
15 32 (13.11%) .NET
15 32 (13.11%) Scrum
16 31 (12.70%) J2EE
17 30 (12.30%) SOAP
17 30 (12.30%) Web Services
18 27 (11.07%) XML
18 27 (11.07%) Microsoft
18 27 (11.07%) Oracle Database 11g
19 26 (10.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 25 (10.25%) Shell Script
21 24 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
21 24 (9.84%) SC Cleared
21 24 (9.84%) TOGAF
22 23 (9.43%) IBM
22 23 (9.43%) C#
23 22 (9.02%) UML

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 61 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 34 (13.93%) WebSphere
3 26 (10.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 17 (6.97%) Apache
5 16 (6.56%) Tomcat
5 16 (6.56%) JBoss
6 13 (5.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 13 (5.33%) Oracle Service Bus
7 12 (4.92%) Oracle 10gAS
8 11 (4.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (3.69%) SharePoint
9 9 (3.69%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.46%) CMS
10 6 (2.46%) WebSphere Process Server
10 6 (2.46%) Documentum
11 4 (1.64%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.64%) Alfresco
11 4 (1.64%) JCAPS
11 4 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (1.23%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 18 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) SPSS
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (7.79%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (6.97%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (6.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (4.51%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (2.87%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (1.23%) assyst
8 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.82%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.41%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.41%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.41%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
9 1 (0.41%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.51%) SaaS
2 5 (2.05%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.20%) Firewall
2 15 (6.15%) SAN
3 12 (4.92%) NAS
4 11 (4.51%) SSL
5 10 (4.10%) HTTP
5 10 (4.10%) Internet
6 7 (2.87%) BGP
7 6 (2.46%) Extranet
7 6 (2.46%) Intranet
7 6 (2.46%) Multicast
8 5 (2.05%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.05%) LDAP
8 5 (2.05%) ATM
9 2 (0.82%) SSH
10 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.41%) IPsec
10 1 (0.41%) MPLS
10 1 (0.41%) X.500
10 1 (0.41%) LAN
10 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.34%) Oracle Database
2 27 (11.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.33%) Oracle Discoverer
5 12 (4.92%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.10%) MySQL
7 8 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.87%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.46%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.46%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (2.05%) SAP BW
11 4 (1.64%) DB2
11 4 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (1.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (6.97%) Maven
2 13 (5.33%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.51%) JIRA
5 7 (2.87%) Selenium
5 7 (2.87%) Subversion
5 7 (2.87%) Ant
5 7 (2.87%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.46%) JUnit
6 6 (2.46%) ClearCase
6 6 (2.46%) Toad
6 6 (2.46%) Checkstyle
6 6 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.05%) NetBeans
7 5 (2.05%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.82%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (20.08%) Finance
2 11 (4.51%) Banking
3 10 (4.10%) Publishing
4 9 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.46%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.05%) Games
6 5 (2.05%) Retail
6 5 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.64%) Marketing
8 3 (1.23%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) Automotive
9 2 (0.82%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 79 (32.38%) Architect
2 49 (20.08%) Developer
3 40 (16.39%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (9.02%) Consultant
5 20 (8.20%) DBA
5 20 (8.20%) Java Developer
6 18 (7.38%) Administrator
6 18 (7.38%) Analyst
7 15 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (5.74%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.92%) Oracle DBA
10 11 (4.51%) Oracle Developer
10 11 (4.51%) Oracle Consultant
11 9 (3.69%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.69%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.69%) Middleware Architect
12 6 (2.46%) Middleware Consultant
12 6 (2.46%) Web Analyst
12 6 (2.46%) Web Support Analyst
12 6 (2.46%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (24.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 32 (13.11%) .NET
3 31 (12.70%) J2EE
4 30 (12.30%) SOAP
4 30 (12.30%) Web Services
5 27 (11.07%) XML
6 22 (9.02%) REST
7 21 (8.61%) HTML
7 21 (8.61%) Oracle ADF
8 17 (6.97%) EJB
9 14 (5.74%) JMS
9 14 (5.74%) Ajax
10 13 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (4.92%) Spring
11 12 (4.92%) CSS
12 11 (4.51%) XSLT
13 10 (4.10%) Hibernate
13 10 (4.10%) JSON
14 8 (3.28%) CSS3
14 8 (3.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (6.97%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.51%) PKI
5 9 (3.69%) Open Source
6 7 (2.87%) Statistics
6 7 (2.87%) Clustering
7 6 (2.46%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.46%) User Experience
7 6 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.23%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.41%) Animation
9 1 (0.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) SecurID
9 1 (0.41%) Social Media
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) iSeries
9 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.31%) Linux
2 39 (15.98%) Windows
3 38 (15.57%) UNIX
4 14 (5.74%) HPUX
5 13 (5.33%) AIX
6 10 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.46%) Solaris
8 6 (2.46%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.82%) CentOS
11 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) Android
12 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.92%) SOA
2 70 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (13.11%) Scrum
4 24 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (9.84%) TOGAF
5 22 (9.02%) ITIL
5 22 (9.02%) UML
6 20 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (8.20%) Software Engineering
6 20 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (7.38%) Workflow
8 18 (7.38%) EAI
9 17 (6.97%) Project Management
10 14 (5.74%) OO
11 12 (4.92%) ITSM
11 12 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (4.92%) Load Balancing
12 11 (4.51%) Analytics
12 11 (4.51%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (34.43%) Java
2 56 (22.95%) SQL
3 25 (10.25%) Shell Script
4 23 (9.43%) C#
5 16 (6.56%) PL/SQL
5 16 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.74%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 13 (5.33%) Ruby
7 13 (5.33%) Python
8 11 (4.51%) C++
9 10 (4.10%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.28%) XPath
10 8 (3.28%) Perl
10 8 (3.28%) XQuery
11 7 (2.87%) C
12 4 (1.64%) ABAP
13 3 (1.23%) PHP
14 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.41%) Korn
15 1 (0.41%) sed
Qualifications
1 36 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.20%) Degree
4 10 (4.10%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.87%) ISEB
6 6 (2.46%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.05%) VCP4
8 4 (1.64%) CISSP
9 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PMP
10 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.41%) CISM
10 1 (0.41%) GCIA
10 1 (0.41%) GCIH
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.41%) OCP
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.10%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) COSO
System Software
1 17 (6.97%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (5.74%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.87%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.05%) vSphere
6 2 (0.82%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.41%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 20 (8.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 15 (6.15%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (1.64%) Puppet
4 3 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.23%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.82%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.41%) nmon
Vendors
1 118 (48.36%) Oracle
2 27 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 23 (9.43%) IBM
4 21 (8.61%) SAP
5 16 (6.56%) HP
6 11 (4.51%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.51%) TIBCO
6 11 (4.51%) VMware
7 8 (3.28%) Software AG
8 7 (2.87%) Remedy
9 6 (2.46%) Hitachi
9 6 (2.46%) Business Objects
9 6 (2.46%) Siebel
10 4 (1.64%) Adobe
10 4 (1.64%) Akamai
11 3 (1.23%) CA
11 3 (1.23%) Cisco
11 3 (1.23%) EMC
12 2 (0.82%) BMC
12 2 (0.82%) Sun
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