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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 163 125 125
Rank change year-on-year
-38 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 675 794 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.63% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.93% 6.04% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 441 411
Average daily rate
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£470 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £643 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.20 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%

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
13701 13155 12880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.96% 27.01% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9189 8297 8174
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 275 335
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.02 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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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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 -38 627 £475 +5.55% 164
London -52 297 £500 - 63
South East -8 128 £475 +11.76% 33
City of London -9 82 £475 -13.63% 25
Hampshire -25 39 £475 +22.58% 11
West Midlands +22 37 £390 -4.29% 9
Yorkshire -2 37 £413 -2.94% 10
North West -65 32 £444 +31.48% 9
East of England +16 31 £500 +25.00% 11
Scotland -11 28 £450 +12.50% 8
Surrey +10 26 £388 +29.16% 3
West Yorkshire +2 26 £413 -2.94% 6
South West -13 24 £450 +45.16% 20
East Midlands +20 22 £360 -28.00% 2
Berkshire +3 22 £470 +11.24% 9
Edinburgh -9 22 £450 +5.88% 7
Buckinghamshire -9 19 £475 +5.55% 5
Leeds +5 18 £413 +16.36% 1
Milton Keynes -4 17 £475 +5.55% 5
Manchester -4 15 £438 -7.89% 4
Oxfordshire -9 15 £550 +4.76% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 13 £295 -26.25%
Hertfordshire +15 12 £500 +25.00% 4
Nottingham +5 12 £295 -26.25%
Staines +3 12 £467 +55.66% 1
Oxford -9 11 £550 - 1
Basingstoke -9 11 £550 +41.93%
Bedfordshire - 11 £425 - 1
Bristol -7 10 £400 -20.00% 15
County Antrim -1 9 - -

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 639 (42.91%) Oracle
2 485 (32.57%) Java
3 392 (26.33%) Finance
4 382 (25.65%) Linux
5 361 (24.24%) SOA
6 354 (23.77%) UNIX
7 305 (20.48%) Windows
8 285 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
9 279 (18.74%) SQL
10 253 (16.99%) WebSphere
11 247 (16.59%) WebLogic
12 239 (16.05%) IBM
13 235 (15.78%) Oracle Fusion
14 209 (14.04%) Banking
15 205 (13.77%) ITIL
16 203 (13.63%) XML
17 177 (11.89%) Web Services
18 175 (11.75%) Oracle Database
19 168 (11.28%) Microsoft
20 143 (9.60%) Red Hat
21 141 (9.47%) Project Management
22 140 (9.40%) SQL Server
23 134 (9.00%) .NET
23 134 (9.00%) Security Cleared
24 128 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 118 (7.92%) Apache
26 116 (7.79%) Solaris
27 114 (7.66%) J2EE
27 114 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
28 110 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 253 (16.99%) WebSphere
2 247 (16.59%) WebLogic
3 118 (7.92%) Apache
4 95 (6.38%) Tomcat
5 92 (6.18%) JBoss
6 83 (5.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 75 (5.04%) Oracle Service Bus
8 66 (4.43%) IIS
8 66 (4.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 54 (3.63%) SharePoint
10 42 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (2.48%) IBM HTTP Server
12 35 (2.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 34 (2.28%) MQSeries
14 29 (1.95%) WebLogic Portal
15 26 (1.75%) CMS
16 23 (1.54%) Confluence
17 20 (1.34%) Adobe CQ
18 19 (1.28%) AquaLogic
18 19 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 59 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.61%) MS Office
3 13 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.54%) MS Project
5 8 (0.54%) SPSS
6 1 (0.067%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 76 (5.10%) Oracle BPM
2 64 (4.30%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (1.68%) Documaker
5 24 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
7 11 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
8 9 (0.60%) SAP CRM
8 9 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.60%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.54%) Oracle FAH
9 8 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
9 8 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.68%) SaaS
2 15 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (0.74%) PaaS
5 9 (0.60%) Office 365
6 7 (0.47%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.40%) IaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Force.com
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.13%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.067%) GitHub
10 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 103 (6.92%) Firewall
2 101 (6.78%) HTTP
3 88 (5.91%) SAN
4 66 (4.43%) SSL
5 53 (3.56%) NAS
6 49 (3.29%) TCP/IP
7 43 (2.89%) Internet
8 38 (2.55%) LAN
9 36 (2.42%) LDAP
10 35 (2.35%) FTP
10 35 (2.35%) WAN
11 32 (2.15%) HTTPS
12 31 (2.08%) DNS
13 18 (1.21%) NetScaler
14 14 (0.94%) Multicast
14 14 (0.94%) DHCP
14 14 (0.94%) DMZ
15 13 (0.87%) Network Security
15 13 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (0.74%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (11.75%) Oracle Database
2 140 (9.40%) SQL Server
3 106 (7.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 58 (3.90%) Oracle ODI
5 48 (3.22%) Oracle BI EE
6 44 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 43 (2.89%) DB2
8 40 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
9 39 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 18 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
12 18 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 17 (1.14%) MySQL
13 17 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
14 16 (1.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 16 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
14 16 (1.07%) KDB
15 15 (1.01%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 83 (5.57%) Maven
2 80 (5.37%) JIRA
3 61 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 58 (3.90%) Subversion
5 49 (3.29%) Jenkins
6 41 (2.75%) Oracle Forms
7 31 (2.08%) JUnit
8 29 (1.95%) Ant
9 26 (1.75%) Hudson
10 25 (1.68%) Eclipse
11 19 (1.28%) ClearCase
12 15 (1.01%) Selenium
12 15 (1.01%) Introscope
13 14 (0.94%) Mockito
14 12 (0.81%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.81%) NetBeans
14 12 (0.81%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.81%) Toad
15 11 (0.74%) TeamCity
16 10 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 392 (26.33%) Finance
2 209 (14.04%) Banking
3 77 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 71 (4.77%) Front Office
5 66 (4.43%) Retail
6 42 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 34 (2.28%) Billing
8 32 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 31 (2.08%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.28%) Legal
11 17 (1.14%) Publishing
12 14 (0.94%) Automotive
13 11 (0.74%) Back Office
14 10 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.60%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.54%) Advertising
16 8 (0.54%) Marketing
17 7 (0.47%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.40%) Games
18 6 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 331 (22.23%) Developer
2 292 (19.61%) Architect
3 198 (13.30%) Analyst
4 127 (8.53%) Solutions Architect
5 117 (7.86%) Java Developer
6 113 (7.59%) Consultant
7 82 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 66 (4.43%) Administrator
9 56 (3.76%) Oracle Developer
10 54 (3.63%) Business Analyst
11 51 (3.43%) Support Analyst
12 43 (2.89%) Middleware Developer
13 40 (2.69%) Technical Architect
13 40 (2.69%) Infrastructure Architect
14 38 (2.55%) Designer
15 37 (2.48%) Middleware Engineer
15 37 (2.48%) Software Engineer
16 34 (2.28%) DBA
17 33 (2.22%) Senior Developer
18 32 (2.15%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (15.78%) Oracle Fusion
2 203 (13.63%) XML
3 177 (11.89%) Web Services
4 134 (9.00%) .NET
5 114 (7.66%) J2EE
6 109 (7.32%) JMS
7 106 (7.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 100 (6.72%) SOAP
9 97 (6.51%) HTML
10 80 (5.37%) Spring
11 67 (4.50%) REST
12 61 (4.10%) XSLT
13 58 (3.90%) XSD
14 57 (3.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 54 (3.63%) Java EE
16 53 (3.56%) CSS
17 51 (3.43%) JSON
18 45 (3.02%) WSDL
19 44 (2.96%) HTML5
20 42 (2.82%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 57 (3.83%) Open Source
3 57 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 52 (3.49%) Clustering
6 48 (3.22%) Mainframe
7 46 (3.09%) Computer Science
8 36 (2.42%) Fixed Income
9 29 (1.95%) DataPower
10 28 (1.88%) Replication
11 26 (1.75%) User Experience
12 23 (1.54%) Derivative
13 21 (1.41%) Mobile App
14 19 (1.28%) Equities
15 18 (1.21%) Visualisation
16 16 (1.07%) Statistics
16 16 (1.07%) PKI
17 15 (1.01%) N-Tier
18 14 (0.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 382 (25.65%) Linux
2 354 (23.77%) UNIX
3 305 (20.48%) Windows
4 128 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (7.79%) Solaris
6 73 (4.90%) AIX
7 39 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
9 25 (1.68%) HPUX
10 22 (1.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 19 (1.28%) SUSE
12 17 (1.14%) Android
12 17 (1.14%) zOS
13 13 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (0.67%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.47%) VME
17 6 (0.40%) VMS
17 6 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (24.24%) SOA
2 285 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (13.77%) ITIL
4 141 (9.47%) Project Management
5 110 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (7.39%) Scrum
6 86 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
6 86 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
7 84 (5.64%) Migration
8 79 (5.31%) Configuration Management
8 79 (5.31%) UML
9 75 (5.04%) OO
9 75 (5.04%) TOGAF
10 73 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
11 69 (4.63%) Multithreading
12 68 (4.57%) Low Latency
13 61 (4.10%) Software Engineering
14 60 (4.03%) Release Management
15 58 (3.90%) CRM
15 58 (3.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 485 (32.57%) Java
2 279 (18.74%) SQL
3 94 (6.31%) C#
4 88 (5.91%) C++
5 83 (5.57%) Shell Script
6 76 (5.10%) Python
7 71 (4.77%) Bash Shell
8 67 (4.50%) JavaScript
9 64 (4.30%) Perl
10 60 (4.03%) PL/SQL
11 55 (3.69%) C
12 44 (2.96%) PowerShell
13 43 (2.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 43 (2.89%) Jython
14 36 (2.42%) Ruby
15 20 (1.34%) VB
15 20 (1.34%) XPath
16 19 (1.28%) VBScript
17 18 (1.21%) XQuery
18 16 (1.07%) Korn
Qualifications
1 134 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 88 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 86 (5.78%) Degree
4 25 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.34%) ISEB
6 14 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.74%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.67%) CCNA
10 9 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.47%) CISSP
11 7 (0.47%) CCNP
11 7 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.40%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.40%) PMP
12 6 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.34%) CISM
14 4 (0.27%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.03%) QA
2 23 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.48%) SLA
4 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.27%) COBIT
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.067%) COSO
7 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.067%) EMIR
System Software
1 80 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (4.57%) Oracle RAC
3 34 (2.28%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 20 (1.34%) VMware ESX
7 19 (1.28%) XenApp
8 18 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (0.87%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.87%) NFS
10 12 (0.81%) vCloud
11 8 (0.54%) KVM
11 8 (0.54%) Platform Symphony
12 7 (0.47%) vSphere
13 6 (0.40%) Firmware
14 5 (0.34%) Squid
14 5 (0.34%) Xen
14 5 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 68 (4.57%) Puppet
2 55 (3.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 43 (2.89%) Oracle Identity Management
4 38 (2.55%) OpenView
5 23 (1.54%) SCCM
6 20 (1.34%) HP SIM
7 18 (1.21%) Tivoli
8 16 (1.07%) OPNET
9 15 (1.01%) SCOM
10 14 (0.94%) EdgeSight
10 14 (0.94%) SCVMM
11 13 (0.87%) Control-M
12 12 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
12 12 (0.81%) BladeLogic
13 11 (0.74%) Data Guard
13 11 (0.74%) SELinux
13 11 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 8 (0.54%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 639 (42.91%) Oracle
2 239 (16.05%) IBM
3 168 (11.28%) Microsoft
4 143 (9.60%) Red Hat
5 106 (7.12%) HP
6 101 (6.78%) VMware
7 94 (6.31%) TIBCO
8 84 (5.64%) SAP
9 50 (3.36%) Cisco
10 47 (3.16%) Citrix
11 40 (2.69%) CA
12 37 (2.48%) Remedy
13 34 (2.28%) F5
13 34 (2.28%) BMC
14 33 (2.22%) EMC
15 30 (2.01%) Siebel
16 28 (1.88%) webMethods
17 26 (1.75%) Sybase
17 26 (1.75%) Software AG
18 25 (1.68%) Atlassian
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwickshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Accomplish Today Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £17 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £0 - £270 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-475 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago