The table below looks at the statistics for the Middleware Developer 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware Developer
Rank 572 615 608
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Developer 72 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.047% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.049% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 9
Average daily rate £446 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £505 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £442 £388 £463
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -16.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £48.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £48.25 -

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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Middleware Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Middleware Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Middleware Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Middleware Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Developer within the UK.

Middleware Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Developer
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +22 69 £450 +30.43% 1
London +25 29 £450 +44.00% 1
East Midlands +21 17 £500 -
Nottingham - 10 - -
Nottinghamshire - 10 - -
Leicestershire +3 7 £500 -
South East -1 7 £495 -
Yorkshire - 7 - -
West Yorkshire - 7 - -
Leicester +3 6 - -
City of London - 6 £413 -
North West -4 5 £300 -
Lancashire - 4 £300 -
East of England 0 3 £350 -
Scotland -20 3 £375 -3.22%
Bedfordshire - 3 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £495 -
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Berkshire +1 2 £463 -
Reading - 2 £463 -
Blackpool - 2 £300 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £300 -
Surrey -7 1 £500 -
Cheshire -11 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £500 -
Chester - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £600 -
Midlands - 1 - -

Middleware Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 96 (100.00%) Middleware
2 38 (39.58%) Java
3 34 (35.42%) WebSphere
4 33 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (34.38%) Unix
5 32 (33.33%) Oracle
6 28 (29.17%) IBM
7 26 (27.08%) XML
7 26 (27.08%) Linux
8 22 (22.92%) Web Services
8 22 (22.92%) webMethods
8 22 (22.92%) DataPower
9 21 (21.88%) SOA
9 21 (21.88%) WebLogic
10 20 (20.83%) RESTful
11 19 (19.79%) IBM Integration Bus
12 18 (18.75%) SQL
12 18 (18.75%) JMS
13 15 (15.63%) AIX
13 15 (15.63%) Finance
13 15 (15.63%) Oracle Fusion
13 15 (15.63%) Oracle Service Bus
14 14 (14.58%) Banking
14 14 (14.58%) Intel
15 13 (13.54%) SSL
15 13 (13.54%) SOAP
15 13 (13.54%) ActiveMQ
15 13 (13.54%) NoSQL
15 13 (13.54%) Apache Camel
16 12 (12.50%) Solaris

Middleware Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (35.42%) WebSphere
2 21 (21.88%) WebLogic
3 15 (15.63%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (7.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (7.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (6.25%) Apache
5 6 (6.25%) JBoss
6 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.21%) Tuxedo
7 4 (4.17%) JCAPS
8 3 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (3.13%) IIS
8 3 (3.13%) TPMS
9 2 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (1.04%) Alfresco
10 1 (1.04%) AquaLogic
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.08%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.04%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.54%) SSL
2 10 (10.42%) DNS
3 7 (7.29%) Firewall
4 5 (5.21%) HTTP
5 3 (3.13%) FTP
6 1 (1.04%) SMTP
6 1 (1.04%) SNMP
6 1 (1.04%) SSH
6 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) NoSQL
2 11 (11.46%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.42%) Couchbase
3 10 (10.42%) CouchDB
4 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
5 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.21%) DB2
7 3 (3.13%) MySQL
7 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (11.46%) Subversion
2 8 (8.33%) JDeveloper
3 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.17%) JUnit
4 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.13%) JIRA
5 3 (3.13%) Maven
6 2 (2.08%) Introscope
6 2 (2.08%) jMock
7 1 (1.04%) Ant
7 1 (1.04%) JMeter
7 1 (1.04%) Mockito
7 1 (1.04%) Selenium
7 1 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
2 14 (14.58%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Front Office
5 2 (2.08%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (100.00%) Middleware
2 26 (27.08%) XML
3 22 (22.92%) Web Services
4 20 (20.83%) RESTful
5 19 (19.79%) IBM Integration Bus
6 18 (18.75%) JMS
7 15 (15.63%) Oracle Fusion
8 13 (13.54%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (13.54%) Apache Camel
8 13 (13.54%) SOAP
9 12 (12.50%) XSLT
10 10 (10.42%) Akka
10 10 (10.42%) FpML
10 10 (10.42%) Play Framework
10 10 (10.42%) REST
10 10 (10.42%) Spring
10 10 (10.42%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (9.38%) Java EE
12 8 (8.33%) HTML
12 8 (8.33%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) DataPower
2 10 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.08%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.08%) DTV
6 2 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.08%) STB
7 1 (1.04%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.04%) FMCG
7 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.38%) Unix
2 26 (27.08%) Linux
3 15 (15.63%) AIX
4 12 (12.50%) Solaris
5 11 (11.46%) Windows
6 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (7.29%) Oracle Linux
7 7 (7.29%) SUSE
8 4 (4.17%) VME
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.04%) OS/390
10 1 (1.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.88%) SOA
3 10 (10.42%) ITIL
4 9 (9.38%) ERP
4 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.33%) TDD
6 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.29%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (6.25%) Web Development
8 5 (5.21%) EAI
8 5 (5.21%) ETL
9 4 (4.17%) BDD
9 4 (4.17%) Content Development
9 4 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.17%) Migration
9 4 (4.17%) OO
10 3 (3.13%) API Development
10 3 (3.13%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) Java
2 18 (18.75%) SQL
3 11 (11.46%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.42%) Scala
5 9 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 9 (9.38%) C#
5 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.29%) C
6 7 (7.29%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.17%) COBOL
7 4 (4.17%) Python
7 4 (4.17%) XPath
8 3 (3.13%) C++
8 3 (3.13%) Perl
8 3 (3.13%) PHP
9 2 (2.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Control-M
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (33.33%) Oracle
2 28 (29.17%) IBM
3 22 (22.92%) webMethods
4 14 (14.58%) Intel
5 9 (9.38%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.33%) Apigee
6 8 (8.33%) CA
7 7 (7.29%) Software AG
8 6 (6.25%) Sybase
9 4 (4.17%) ICL
10 3 (3.13%) Adobe
10 3 (3.13%) ATG
10 3 (3.13%) Micro Focus
11 2 (2.08%) BEA
11 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.08%) Murex
11 2 (2.08%) SAP
11 2 (2.08%) Sun
11 2 (2.08%) TIBCO
12 1 (1.04%) Axway