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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware Architect
Rank 613 592 577
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Architect 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.018% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.019% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £525 £470 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.70% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £470 £550
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -14.54%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

Middleware Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Architect
Top 6 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -3 6 £525 +11.70%
London - 3 £390 -
West Midlands - 2 £538 -
Swindon - 1 £550 -
Wiltshire - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 £550 -

Middleware Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Middleware
2 11 (68.75%) Oracle
3 10 (62.50%) SOA
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (31.25%) WebLogic
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) BPEL
7 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
8 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
8 3 (18.75%) J2EE
8 3 (18.75%) Perl
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
8 3 (18.75%) IBM
8 3 (18.75%) Process Management
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (18.75%) Informatica
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) Clustering

Middleware Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (31.25%) WebLogic
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (6.25%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.25%) CA Gen
2 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
2 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) JDeveloper
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) Middleware
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (18.75%) J2EE
4 2 (12.50%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) WebCenter
4 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (6.25%) EJB
5 1 (6.25%) JMS
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (6.25%) REST
5 1 (6.25%) TopLink
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) BPEL
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) Process Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) BPMN
4 2 (12.50%) Case Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (12.50%) Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) ETL Development
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Microservices
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) OCP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Informatica
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) BEA
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Pega
4 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) webMethods