The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
UK
Rank 183 153 183
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +30
Contract jobs citing Middleware 621 820 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.60% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.40% 5.63% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 509 385
Median daily rate £476 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £42.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £63.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +20.00%

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
14112 14564 13890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.12% 28.47% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9817 10041 9189
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 245 189
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £20.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +13.97%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 578 £476 +5.66% 140
London +23 261 £510 +2.00% 68
South East -14 91 £450 +8.10% 23
North West -8 53 £475 +11.76% 10
East of England -22 45 £538 -2.27% 12
South West +10 41 £491 +28.43% 7
City of London -2 41 £550 +10.00% 20
Yorkshire +1 36 £425 +13.33% 12
Hampshire +14 34 £443 +16.06% 7
West Midlands -31 26 £453 +0.55% 5
West Yorkshire +8 25 £425 +21.42% 7
Berkshire +20 23 £400 -3.03% 9
Leeds 0 20 £425 +21.42% 7
Hertfordshire +4 19 £500 -20.00% 4
Scotland -36 17 £450 +12.50% 5
Merseyside +6 15 £401 -15.68%
Essex -14 15 £550 +4.76% 5
Edinburgh -16 13 £468 +16.87% 3
Gloucestershire +11 12 £405 -17.97% 1
Cheshire +9 12 £463 +8.82% 1
Liverpool +1 12 £430 -9.47%
Lancashire -5 12 £525 +25.37%
Basingstoke +17 11 £314 -21.50% 1
Bristol +7 11 £530 - 2
Surrey +3 11 £500 +51.51% 2
Tyne and Wear -16 10 £295 +3.32%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 10 £295 +3.32%
North East -20 10 £295 +2.51%
Kent - 9 £400 -
Havant - 8 £450 -

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Middleware.

1 470 (33.69%) Oracle
2 402 (28.82%) Linux
3 379 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
4 365 (26.16%) Java
5 290 (20.79%) Finance
6 284 (20.36%) SOA
7 283 (20.29%) Unix
8 265 (19.00%) Windows
9 244 (17.49%) SQL
10 206 (14.77%) IBM
11 198 (14.19%) JavaScript
12 191 (13.69%) Banking
13 186 (13.33%) Web Services
14 181 (12.97%) Microsoft
14 181 (12.97%) WebSphere
15 171 (12.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 164 (11.76%) DevOps
17 157 (11.25%) SQL Server
18 153 (10.97%) WebLogic
19 148 (10.61%) XML
20 147 (10.54%) Oracle Fusion
21 145 (10.39%) Oracle Database
22 144 (10.32%) ITIL
23 140 (10.04%) HTML
24 139 (9.96%) Security Cleared
25 127 (9.10%) AIX
26 119 (8.53%) SOAP
27 115 (8.24%) J2EE
27 115 (8.24%) VMware
28 113 (8.10%) Scrum

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 181 (12.97%) WebSphere
2 171 (12.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 153 (10.97%) WebLogic
4 112 (8.03%) Apache
5 97 (6.95%) Tomcat
6 93 (6.67%) JBoss
7 72 (5.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 56 (4.01%) IIS
9 54 (3.87%) Oracle Service Bus
10 44 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
11 43 (3.08%) Mule
12 37 (2.65%) Confluence
13 30 (2.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 29 (2.08%) CMS
15 28 (2.01%) Oracle Coherence
16 24 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
17 22 (1.58%) Mule ESB
18 20 (1.43%) SharePoint
19 19 (1.36%) Drupal
20 18 (1.29%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 53 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.57%) MS Project
4 7 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) MS Office
6 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.072%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 30 (2.15%) Oracle BPM
3 29 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.72%) SAP CRM
7 7 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.36%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
10 4 (0.29%) SAP CRM for Utilities
10 4 (0.29%) Staffware
11 3 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
12 2 (0.14%) Endur
12 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 85 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (3.87%) PaaS
4 33 (2.37%) IaaS
5 22 (1.58%) SaaS
6 20 (1.43%) GitHub
7 18 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (0.57%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.50%) Boomi
11 6 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.43%) Bluemix
12 5 (0.36%) Force.com
13 4 (0.29%) Office 365
13 4 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 108 (7.74%) HTTP
2 87 (6.24%) Firewall
3 83 (5.95%) SSL
4 69 (4.95%) TCP/IP
5 65 (4.66%) DNS
6 60 (4.30%) SAN
7 37 (2.65%) NAS
8 35 (2.51%) LAN
9 34 (2.44%) FTP
10 31 (2.22%) Internet
10 31 (2.22%) WAN
11 28 (2.01%) HTTPS
12 25 (1.79%) iSCSI
13 22 (1.58%) Multicast
14 21 (1.51%) LDAP
15 15 (1.08%) SNMP
16 12 (0.86%) ATM
16 12 (0.86%) Frame Relay
16 12 (0.86%) Kerberos
16 12 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 145 (10.39%) Oracle Database
3 95 (6.81%) Relational Database
4 79 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 71 (5.09%) Oracle Database 12c
6 62 (4.44%) DB2
7 57 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
8 50 (3.58%) Big Data
9 43 (3.08%) RDBMS
10 38 (2.72%) MongoDB
11 32 (2.29%) Hadoop
12 31 (2.22%) NoSQL
13 29 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 20 (1.43%) MySQL
15 18 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
16 16 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
16 16 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 12 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 98 (7.03%) Jenkins
2 81 (5.81%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.81%) JIRA
3 66 (4.73%) Subversion
4 64 (4.59%) Maven
5 32 (2.29%) JUnit
6 21 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
7 20 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (1.29%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
11 16 (1.15%) Eclipse
11 16 (1.15%) Gradle
11 16 (1.15%) SoapUI
12 14 (1.00%) Mockito
12 14 (1.00%) Visual Studio
13 13 (0.93%) Selenium
14 9 (0.65%) Ant
15 8 (0.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 290 (20.79%) Finance
2 191 (13.69%) Banking
3 80 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 64 (4.59%) Retail
5 53 (3.80%) Marketing
6 45 (3.23%) Front Office
7 41 (2.94%) Investment Banking
8 39 (2.80%) Manufacturing
9 37 (2.65%) Electronics
10 22 (1.58%) Billing
11 19 (1.36%) Legal
12 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.72%) Publishing
14 9 (0.65%) Advertising
14 9 (0.65%) Automotive
14 9 (0.65%) Prime Brokerage
15 8 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.43%) Back Office
17 5 (0.36%) French Language
18 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 379 (27.17%) Developer
2 298 (21.36%) Architect
3 130 (9.32%) Solutions Architect
4 123 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 110 (7.89%) Consultant
6 76 (5.45%) Analyst
7 55 (3.94%) Middleware Engineer
8 54 (3.87%) Administrator
9 50 (3.58%) Middleware Developer
10 49 (3.51%) Oracle Developer
11 47 (3.37%) DBA
12 43 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
12 43 (3.08%) Technical Architect
13 41 (2.94%) Project Manager
13 41 (2.94%) Senior Developer
14 37 (2.65%) SOA Developer
15 35 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
16 33 (2.37%) Oracle DBA
17 31 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
17 31 (2.22%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (13.33%) Web Services
2 148 (10.61%) XML
3 147 (10.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 140 (10.04%) HTML
5 119 (8.53%) SOAP
6 115 (8.24%) J2EE
7 110 (7.89%) JSON
8 107 (7.67%) .NET
9 98 (7.03%) REST
10 95 (6.81%) Spring
11 92 (6.59%) CSS
12 70 (5.02%) WebSphere MQ
13 67 (4.80%) JMS
14 64 (4.59%) HTML5
15 58 (4.16%) RESTful
16 57 (4.09%) XSLT
17 45 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
18 35 (2.51%) jQuery
19 34 (2.44%) ASP.NET
19 34 (2.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 56 (4.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 55 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 49 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 46 (3.30%) Mainframe
7 41 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 37 (2.65%) Clustering
9 31 (2.22%) DataPower
9 31 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.01%) Derivative
11 26 (1.86%) SWIFT
12 25 (1.79%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.58%) Equities
14 20 (1.43%) STB
15 18 (1.29%) iSeries
15 18 (1.29%) N-Tier
15 18 (1.29%) User Experience
16 15 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
16 15 (1.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 402 (28.82%) Linux
2 283 (20.29%) Unix
3 265 (19.00%) Windows
4 127 (9.10%) AIX
5 112 (8.03%) Solaris
6 104 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (4.44%) Windows Server
8 37 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
9 27 (1.94%) zOS
10 26 (1.86%) HPUX
11 21 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 18 (1.29%) SUSE
13 15 (1.08%) Android
14 14 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.65%) CentOS
16 9 (0.65%) OS/390
17 8 (0.57%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.50%) MVS
19 5 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (20.36%) SOA
3 164 (11.76%) DevOps
4 144 (10.32%) ITIL
5 113 (8.10%) Scrum
6 109 (7.81%) Migration
7 107 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
8 94 (6.74%) High Availability
9 89 (6.38%) OO
10 86 (6.16%) E-Commerce
11 82 (5.88%) TDD
12 80 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
13 76 (5.45%) Configuration Management
14 75 (5.38%) CRM
14 75 (5.38%) Microservices
15 69 (4.95%) Project Management
16 64 (4.59%) Open Source
16 64 (4.59%) SDLC
17 59 (4.23%) Multithreading
17 59 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 365 (26.16%) Java
2 244 (17.49%) SQL
3 198 (14.19%) JavaScript
4 110 (7.89%) Perl
5 91 (6.52%) Python
6 85 (6.09%) C#
7 58 (4.16%) C++
8 53 (3.80%) Shell Script
9 45 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.51%) C
10 35 (2.51%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.37%) Jython
12 26 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 26 (1.86%) XPath
13 20 (1.43%) PHP
14 19 (1.36%) Ruby
15 13 (0.93%) Korn
15 13 (0.93%) Scala
15 13 (0.93%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.86%) JCL
Qualifications
1 139 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 102 (7.31%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.38%) Degree
4 22 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (1.00%) CISSP
6 14 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.65%) CCNA
8 9 (0.65%) CCNP
8 9 (0.65%) ISEB
9 8 (0.57%) CCIP
9 8 (0.57%) ISSAP
9 8 (0.57%) JNCIA
9 8 (0.57%) MCSE
9 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.29%) CCIE
11 4 (0.29%) EMC Certification
11 4 (0.29%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.37%) QA
2 31 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.94%) MiFID
4 15 (1.08%) SLA
5 11 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.50%) EMIR
7 6 (0.43%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.43%) SEPA
8 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.22%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.14%) COBIT
10 2 (0.14%) COSO
10 2 (0.14%) FATCA
10 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.14%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.072%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.072%) SDET
System Software
1 86 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.37%) Docker
4 32 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
5 20 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.08%) KVM
7 12 (0.86%) SRDF
7 12 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
7 12 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.79%) NFS
8 11 (0.79%) Xen
9 8 (0.57%) vSphere
10 6 (0.43%) HDFS
10 6 (0.43%) vCloud
11 5 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.36%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.29%) GPFS
12 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (6.31%) Puppet
2 36 (2.58%) Ansible
3 29 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 22 (1.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 21 (1.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 18 (1.29%) BladeLogic
7 18 (1.29%) SCOrch
8 17 (1.22%) QRadar
9 15 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (0.93%) SCCM
11 12 (0.86%) Nagios
11 12 (0.86%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.72%) SCOM
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
13 7 (0.50%) SELinux
13 7 (0.50%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 6 (0.43%) IBM BigFix
14 6 (0.43%) Netcool
14 6 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 470 (33.69%) Oracle
2 206 (14.77%) IBM
3 181 (12.97%) Microsoft
4 115 (8.24%) VMware
5 87 (6.24%) Red Hat
5 87 (6.24%) SAP
6 81 (5.81%) TIBCO
7 65 (4.66%) MuleSoft
8 46 (3.30%) Splunk
9 43 (3.08%) Cisco
10 42 (3.01%) HP
11 41 (2.94%) WSO2
12 34 (2.44%) CA
13 26 (1.86%) Dell
14 24 (1.72%) Citrix
14 24 (1.72%) EMC
14 24 (1.72%) Sybase
15 23 (1.65%) Axway
15 23 (1.65%) Solace
16 22 (1.58%) AppDynamics
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