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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Developer
Rank 578 559 545
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Developer 14 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.021% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.023% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
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£388 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £394 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £540 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 19 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 24 December 2014. 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 -25 14 £388 -6.06% 3
London +20 7 £434 -31.15% 1
West Midlands -3 3 £358 -10.62% 2
South West - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £425 -
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Luton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -

Middleware Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 42 (100.00%) Middleware
2 27 (64.29%) XML
3 26 (61.90%) Java
4 21 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (47.62%) Maven
5 20 (47.62%) SOA
6 19 (45.24%) Scrum
6 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (42.86%) Oracle
8 17 (40.48%) Apache
8 17 (40.48%) XSD
8 17 (40.48%) JBoss
8 17 (40.48%) Git (software)
8 17 (40.48%) Jenkins
8 17 (40.48%) Apache Camel
9 16 (38.10%) OSGi
9 16 (38.10%) RUP
9 16 (38.10%) DSDM
9 16 (38.10%) UML
10 15 (35.71%) SOAP
10 15 (35.71%) TDD
10 15 (35.71%) Pair Programming
10 15 (35.71%) Configuration Management
10 15 (35.71%) Puppet
10 15 (35.71%) DevOps
10 15 (35.71%) Confluence
10 15 (35.71%) Release Management
10 15 (35.71%) Atlassian
10 15 (35.71%) ActiveMQ
10 15 (35.71%) Requirements Analysis

Middleware Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 17 (40.48%) JBoss
1 17 (40.48%) Apache
2 15 (35.71%) Confluence
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
5 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.76%) IIS
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.38%) CMS
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Maven
2 17 (40.48%) Git (software)
2 17 (40.48%) Jenkins
3 15 (35.71%) JIRA
4 3 (7.14%) Ant
5 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (100.00%) Middleware
2 27 (64.29%) XML
3 17 (40.48%) XSD
3 17 (40.48%) Apache Camel
4 16 (38.10%) OSGi
5 15 (35.71%) ActiveMQ
5 15 (35.71%) JSON
5 15 (35.71%) SOAP
6 9 (21.43%) Web Services
7 8 (19.05%) XSLT
7 8 (19.05%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (14.29%) Spring
9 5 (11.90%) HTML
10 4 (9.52%) J2EE
10 4 (9.52%) Oracle ADF
10 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 3 (7.14%) WebCenter
11 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (7.14%) CSS
11 3 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) UNIX
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Solaris
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (47.62%) SOA
3 19 (45.24%) Scrum
3 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (38.10%) UML
4 16 (38.10%) RUP
4 16 (38.10%) DSDM
5 15 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 15 (35.71%) TDD
5 15 (35.71%) Pair Programming
5 15 (35.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 15 (35.71%) Release Management
5 15 (35.71%) DevOps
6 4 (9.52%) BPEL
7 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Change Control
8 2 (4.76%) Build Automation
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Logistics
9 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) XQuery
3 3 (7.14%) XPath
3 3 (7.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (35.71%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Oracle
2 15 (35.71%) Atlassian
3 5 (11.90%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) ILOG