The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 150 161 155
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Middleware 826 724 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.33% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.54% 4.86% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 391 362
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £283 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.09 £36.19 £38.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £56.50 £75.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14917 14887 12863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.33% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9662 9655 8037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 219 349
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +11 769 £450 +1.12% 172
London -14 341 £475 - 83
South East 0 137 £450 +18.42% 32
City of London -6 75 £488 +3.06% 42
North West +6 65 £463 +8.82% 13
East of England +39 52 £450 -14.28% 7
West Midlands +14 49 £563 +15.68% 8
East Midlands +27 46 £400 -15.78% 2
Hampshire -33 35 £375 -3.84% 3
Berkshire +19 31 £450 +18.42% 11
Yorkshire -11 31 £438 +34.61% 15
Buckinghamshire +10 30 £450 - 7
South West +1 30 £440 +1.38% 9
Scotland +3 28 £450 +28.57% 7
Milton Keynes +10 27 £450 - 4
Birmingham +10 21 £525 -19.23% 3
Manchester -4 21 £425 +6.25% 7
Northamptonshire +9 20 £340 - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 19 £350 -33.33%
Merseyside 0 16 £400 - 2
Reading +16 15 £425 -0.58% 8
Liverpool +4 15 £400 - 2
Surrey +4 15 £350 +6.06% 2
West Yorkshire -7 14 £475 +46.15% 10
Edinburgh -10 14 £450 +18.42% 4
Oxfordshire - 13 £550 - 7
Lancashire +17 12 £570 +14.00% 2
Wales +4 12 £488 +21.87%
North East -25 12 £300 +10.09% 2
Peterborough - 12 £339 -

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Middleware also 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 that cited Middleware.

1 641 (42.79%) Oracle
2 486 (32.44%) Java
3 380 (25.37%) Finance
4 377 (25.17%) SOA
5 376 (25.10%) Linux
6 305 (20.36%) Windows
7 301 (20.09%) UNIX
8 285 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
9 252 (16.82%) SQL
10 236 (15.75%) WebSphere
11 235 (15.69%) WebLogic
12 234 (15.62%) Oracle Fusion
13 232 (15.49%) IBM
14 201 (13.42%) Web Services
15 189 (12.62%) XML
15 189 (12.62%) Oracle Database
16 185 (12.35%) ITIL
17 177 (11.82%) SQL Server
18 160 (10.68%) .NET
18 160 (10.68%) Banking
19 151 (10.08%) Microsoft
20 150 (10.01%) J2EE
21 148 (9.88%) Project Management
22 140 (9.35%) Security Cleared
23 125 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
24 123 (8.21%) TIBCO
25 121 (8.08%) Red Hat
26 120 (8.01%) C#
27 119 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 113 (7.54%) Oracle Database 11g

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Middleware also 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 that cited Middleware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 236 (15.75%) WebSphere
2 235 (15.69%) WebLogic
3 105 (7.01%) Tomcat
4 89 (5.94%) Apache
5 87 (5.81%) JBoss
6 82 (5.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 73 (4.87%) Oracle Service Bus
8 68 (4.54%) IIS
9 52 (3.47%) SharePoint
10 49 (3.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 42 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
12 33 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
13 30 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 29 (1.94%) CMS
15 26 (1.74%) Oracle Application Server
16 23 (1.54%) Oracle 10gAS
16 23 (1.54%) OpenStack
17 19 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
17 19 (1.27%) MQSeries
18 17 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 56 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.00%) MS Office
3 12 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.27%) MS Project
4 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.20%) Maya
5 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 63 (4.21%) Oracle EBS
2 60 (4.01%) Oracle BPM
3 41 (2.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
5 14 (0.93%) RMDS
6 13 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.67%) Documaker
7 10 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
8 8 (0.53%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
9 7 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
9 7 (0.47%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (0.33%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.00%) SaaS
2 15 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.87%) PaaS
4 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.60%) Force.com
5 9 (0.60%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.27%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.13%) GitHub
8 2 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.067%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.067%) Boomi
9 1 (0.067%) Taleo
9 1 (0.067%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 80 (5.34%) HTTP
2 75 (5.01%) Firewall
3 74 (4.94%) SAN
4 61 (4.07%) TCP/IP
5 42 (2.80%) NAS
6 40 (2.67%) LDAP
7 34 (2.27%) WAN
8 32 (2.14%) LAN
9 31 (2.07%) Internet
10 28 (1.87%) SSL
11 22 (1.47%) NetScaler
12 20 (1.34%) DNS
13 19 (1.27%) Multicast
14 18 (1.20%) HTTPS
15 17 (1.13%) DMZ
16 11 (0.73%) iSCSI
16 11 (0.73%) Reverse Proxy
17 10 (0.67%) FCoE
17 10 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
17 10 (0.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (12.62%) Oracle Database
2 177 (11.82%) SQL Server
3 113 (7.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 63 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 58 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (3.40%) DB2
7 48 (3.20%) Oracle ODI
8 41 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
9 37 (2.47%) Oracle BI EE
10 34 (2.27%) NoSQL
11 28 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
12 27 (1.80%) RDBMS
13 22 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
14 18 (1.20%) Oracle Discoverer
14 18 (1.20%) MySQL
14 18 (1.20%) KDB
15 14 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.93%) MongoDB
16 13 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (0.73%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 69 (4.61%) Maven
2 67 (4.47%) Subversion
3 56 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 47 (3.14%) JIRA
5 45 (3.00%) Oracle Forms
6 41 (2.74%) Ant
7 36 (2.40%) Git (software)
8 33 (2.20%) Visual Studio
9 28 (1.87%) JUnit
10 23 (1.54%) Eclipse
11 21 (1.40%) SoapUI
12 18 (1.20%) Hudson
12 18 (1.20%) Introscope
13 15 (1.00%) Toad
13 15 (1.00%) Selenium
14 14 (0.93%) ClearCase
15 12 (0.80%) LoadRunner
15 12 (0.80%) Mockito
16 11 (0.73%) JMeter
16 11 (0.73%) NUnit
General
1 380 (25.37%) Finance
2 160 (10.68%) Banking
3 70 (4.67%) Retail
4 64 (4.27%) Front Office
5 58 (3.87%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.27%) Legal
9 16 (1.07%) Marketing
10 15 (1.00%) Publishing
11 14 (0.93%) Billing
11 14 (0.93%) Back Office
12 13 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.87%) Automotive
12 13 (0.87%) Games
13 10 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.60%) Local Government
15 6 (0.40%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 362 (24.17%) Architect
2 356 (23.77%) Developer
3 201 (13.42%) Analyst
4 148 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
5 125 (8.34%) Java Developer
6 112 (7.48%) Consultant
7 73 (4.87%) Project Manager
8 56 (3.74%) Administrator
9 55 (3.67%) Oracle Developer
10 52 (3.47%) DBA
11 51 (3.40%) Technical Architect
12 50 (3.34%) Infrastructure Architect
13 43 (2.87%) Business Analyst
14 42 (2.80%) Support Analyst
15 41 (2.74%) Oracle DBA
16 39 (2.60%) Integration Architect
17 35 (2.34%) Technical Analyst
18 33 (2.20%) C++ Developer
18 33 (2.20%) Senior Developer
19 32 (2.14%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (15.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 201 (13.42%) Web Services
3 189 (12.62%) XML
4 160 (10.68%) .NET
5 150 (10.01%) J2EE
6 102 (6.81%) SOAP
7 100 (6.68%) HTML
8 90 (6.01%) WebSphere MQ
9 82 (5.47%) JMS
10 72 (4.81%) Spring
10 72 (4.81%) REST
11 61 (4.07%) XSLT
12 54 (3.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 48 (3.20%) CSS
14 47 (3.14%) WSDL
15 46 (3.07%) XSD
16 40 (2.67%) Java EE
17 39 (2.60%) JSP
18 38 (2.54%) WCF
19 34 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.47%) Open Source
3 61 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 54 (3.60%) Clustering
5 53 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 52 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (2.80%) DataPower
8 39 (2.60%) Computer Science
9 36 (2.40%) Replication
10 34 (2.27%) Equities
11 32 (2.14%) Fixed Income
12 31 (2.07%) Mainframe
13 27 (1.80%) Data Integration
14 24 (1.60%) PKI
15 23 (1.54%) N-Tier
16 20 (1.34%) Statistics
17 19 (1.27%) User Experience
17 19 (1.27%) Mobile App
18 12 (0.80%) Derivative
19 10 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 376 (25.10%) Linux
2 305 (20.36%) Windows
3 301 (20.09%) UNIX
4 119 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (6.54%) Solaris
6 69 (4.61%) AIX
7 33 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.74%) HPUX
10 25 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
11 18 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.07%) SUSE
13 13 (0.87%) Android
14 12 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
14 12 (0.80%) VME
15 9 (0.60%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.53%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.47%) MVS
18 6 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (25.17%) SOA
2 285 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (12.35%) ITIL
4 148 (9.88%) Project Management
5 99 (6.61%) Scrum
6 92 (6.14%) E-Commerce
7 86 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
8 85 (5.67%) Low Latency
9 84 (5.61%) UML
10 83 (5.54%) Migration
11 80 (5.34%) Configuration Management
12 78 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (5.01%) OO
14 67 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
15 66 (4.41%) Enterprise Architecture
16 64 (4.27%) TDD
16 64 (4.27%) TOGAF
17 61 (4.07%) CRM
17 61 (4.07%) Multithreading
18 58 (3.87%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 486 (32.44%) Java
2 252 (16.82%) SQL
3 120 (8.01%) C#
4 99 (6.61%) Shell Script
5 89 (5.94%) JavaScript
6 79 (5.27%) C++
7 66 (4.41%) PL/SQL
8 53 (3.54%) Perl
9 52 (3.47%) Python
10 40 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.20%) Bash Shell
12 31 (2.07%) C
13 25 (1.67%) VBScript
13 25 (1.67%) Ruby
13 25 (1.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 24 (1.60%) Scala
15 22 (1.47%) XPath
16 16 (1.07%) Jython
17 14 (0.93%) XQuery
18 11 (0.73%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 140 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 98 (6.54%) Degree
3 96 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.13%) ISEB
6 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.60%) CISSP
6 9 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.40%) MCPD
7 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.27%) IBM Certification
8 4 (0.27%) PMP
8 4 (0.27%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.20%) CISA
9 3 (0.20%) GCIA
9 3 (0.20%) GCIH
9 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.54%) QA
2 17 (1.13%) SLA
3 16 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.47%) COBIT
5 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) COSO
7 2 (0.13%) EMIR
7 2 (0.13%) HL7
7 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.067%) JTAG
8 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 76 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (4.21%) Oracle RAC
3 43 (2.87%) Hyper-V
3 43 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 34 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 25 (1.67%) XenApp
6 24 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.80%) vSphere
8 12 (0.80%) NFS
9 11 (0.73%) KVM
9 11 (0.73%) Xen
10 10 (0.67%) SRDF
11 7 (0.47%) Oracle Clusterware
12 6 (0.40%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.33%) Squid
14 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
15 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.13%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 60 (4.01%) Puppet
2 46 (3.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 34 (2.27%) SCCM
4 30 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 23 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Management
6 22 (1.47%) SCOM
7 19 (1.27%) SCVMM
7 19 (1.27%) Data Guard
8 18 (1.20%) HP SIM
9 17 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
9 17 (1.13%) EdgeSight
10 16 (1.07%) Tivoli
11 13 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
11 13 (0.87%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 11 (0.73%) OpenView
13 10 (0.67%) CA LISA
14 9 (0.60%) BladeLogic
15 8 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 641 (42.79%) Oracle
2 232 (15.49%) IBM
3 151 (10.08%) Microsoft
4 123 (8.21%) TIBCO
5 121 (8.08%) Red Hat
6 101 (6.74%) VMware
7 88 (5.87%) HP
8 86 (5.74%) SAP
9 48 (3.20%) webMethods
10 44 (2.94%) CA
11 40 (2.67%) EMC
12 39 (2.60%) Veritas
12 39 (2.60%) Citrix
12 39 (2.60%) Cisco
13 30 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
14 27 (1.80%) BMC
14 27 (1.80%) Sun
14 27 (1.80%) F5
15 25 (1.67%) Remedy
16 24 (1.60%) Sybase
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