The table below looks at the statistics for the Middleware Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware Architect
Rank 601 597 579
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Architect 19 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.005% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.006% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 6
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£600 £481 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £700 £481 £513
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53327 52003 49532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.33% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33998 31446 29411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1974 1998 2145
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Middleware Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Architect within the UK.

Middleware Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Middleware Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Architect
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
England -14 16 £700 +45.45% 3
Manchester -11 7 £700 +40.00%
North West -19 7 £700 +40.00%
London - 3 £523 - 2
South East - 3 £500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £500 -
Cardiff - 2 £425 -
Newbury - 2 £500 -
Wales - 2 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £420 -
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £420 -
North East - 2 £420 -
South West -5 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £445 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Middleware Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Architect in their job title 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 with Middleware Architect in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Middleware
2 20 (64.52%) SOA
3 19 (61.29%) Oracle
4 16 (51.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database
5 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (32.26%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (29.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (29.03%) Java
7 8 (25.81%) Linux
7 8 (25.81%) Open Source
8 7 (22.58%) Oracle TCA
8 7 (22.58%) SDLC
8 7 (22.58%) Web Services
8 7 (22.58%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (22.58%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle ADF
9 6 (19.35%) JBoss
10 5 (16.13%) Quality Management
10 5 (16.13%) WebCenter
10 5 (16.13%) Data Quality
10 5 (16.13%) Master Data Management
10 5 (16.13%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (16.13%) Data Management
10 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
11 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (12.90%) Identity Management
11 4 (12.90%) IBM

Middleware Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Architect in their job title 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 with Middleware Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (19.35%) JBoss
3 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
4 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.45%) Tuxedo
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (6.45%) WildFly
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (3.23%) Mule
6 1 (3.23%) Apache
6 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle TCA
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) OLTP
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.23%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.23%) Hudson
3 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Law
1 1 (3.23%) Billing
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) Middleware
2 16 (51.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (22.58%) Web Services
4 6 (19.35%) Oracle ADF
5 5 (16.13%) WebCenter
6 4 (12.90%) J2EE
7 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (6.45%) SOAP
8 2 (6.45%) WSDL
8 2 (6.45%) XML
8 2 (6.45%) XSD
9 1 (3.23%) XSL
9 1 (3.23%) XSLT
9 1 (3.23%) JMS
9 1 (3.23%) JDBC
9 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.23%) Spring
9 1 (3.23%) JSF
9 1 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) DataPower
2 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
2 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.45%) VME
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) SOA
2 8 (25.81%) Open Source
3 7 (22.58%) SDLC
3 7 (22.58%) GAP Analysis
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Data Management
4 5 (16.13%) Quality Management
4 5 (16.13%) Master Data Management
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (12.90%) ERP
5 4 (12.90%) Identity Management
6 3 (9.68%) EAI
6 3 (9.68%) UML
6 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.45%) JVM Tuning
7 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) Jython
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) IBM
2 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.23%) ATG
4 1 (3.23%) Stellent
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Endeca
4 1 (3.23%) Eloqua
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Retek
4 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft