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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Developer
Rank 578 562 571
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Developer 35 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.029% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.031% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 12
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£493 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £589 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £425 £440
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -3.40%
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 20 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 October 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 -6 33 £493 +15.88% 2
London +8 17 £380 -39.68%
North West - 8 £435 -
City of London +17 3 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Crewe - 2 - -
East of England -15 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Middleware Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 41 (100.00%) Middleware
2 27 (65.85%) XML
3 26 (63.41%) Java
4 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (53.66%) Maven
7 21 (51.22%) Scrum
7 21 (51.22%) JBoss
8 20 (48.78%) UML
9 19 (46.34%) XSD
9 19 (46.34%) Apache
9 19 (46.34%) TDD
9 19 (46.34%) Git (software)
9 19 (46.34%) Jenkins
9 19 (46.34%) Apache Camel
10 18 (43.90%) RUP
10 18 (43.90%) DSDM
11 17 (41.46%) SOA
11 17 (41.46%) Configuration Management
11 17 (41.46%) SOAP
11 17 (41.46%) DevOps
11 17 (41.46%) OSGi
11 17 (41.46%) Confluence
11 17 (41.46%) Pair Programming
11 17 (41.46%) ActiveMQ
11 17 (41.46%) Requirements Analysis
11 17 (41.46%) JSON
11 17 (41.46%) JIRA
11 17 (41.46%) Release Management
11 17 (41.46%) Atlassian

Middleware Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (51.22%) JBoss
2 19 (46.34%) Apache
3 17 (41.46%) Confluence
4 6 (14.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
5 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.88%) Apache Solr
6 2 (4.88%) IIS
6 2 (4.88%) Apache Pig
6 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (4.88%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (4.88%) Apache Spark
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.44%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) Impala
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) CouchDB
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.88%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (53.66%) Maven
2 19 (46.34%) Git (software)
2 19 (46.34%) Jenkins
3 17 (41.46%) JIRA
4 3 (7.32%) Ant
5 2 (4.88%) JUnit
5 2 (4.88%) jMock
5 2 (4.88%) Subversion
6 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) Middleware
2 27 (65.85%) XML
3 19 (46.34%) XSD
3 19 (46.34%) Apache Camel
4 17 (41.46%) OSGi
4 17 (41.46%) JSON
4 17 (41.46%) ActiveMQ
4 17 (41.46%) SOAP
5 11 (26.83%) Web Services
6 8 (19.51%) Spring
7 6 (14.63%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (14.63%) JMS
8 5 (12.20%) XSLT
8 5 (12.20%) HTML
8 5 (12.20%) J2EE
9 3 (7.32%) .NET
9 3 (7.32%) CSS
9 3 (7.32%) REST
9 3 (7.32%) Ajax
9 3 (7.32%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) UNIX
3 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (51.22%) Scrum
4 20 (48.78%) UML
5 19 (46.34%) TDD
6 18 (43.90%) RUP
6 18 (43.90%) DSDM
7 17 (41.46%) SOA
7 17 (41.46%) Configuration Management
7 17 (41.46%) Pair Programming
7 17 (41.46%) Requirements Analysis
7 17 (41.46%) Release Management
7 17 (41.46%) DevOps
8 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.88%) BPEL
9 2 (4.88%) Logistics
9 2 (4.88%) EAI
9 2 (4.88%) OO
9 2 (4.88%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) XQuery
4 3 (7.32%) XPath
4 3 (7.32%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) Puppet
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Atlassian
2 15 (36.59%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Sybase
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.44%) Sun
6 1 (2.44%) ILOG