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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 165 141 141
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 683 722 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.44% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% 5.31% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 411 344
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.80 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.73% -10.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%

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
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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 -20 637 £455 +4.29% 176
London -26 303 £476 -4.80% 80
South East -13 116 £450 +7.14% 24
City of London -12 74 £500 -4.76% 36
North West -31 45 £431 +27.77% 14
West Midlands +25 43 £475 +16.56% 9
East of England +29 40 £461 +33.69% 12
Hampshire -25 36 £450 +18.42% 2
Yorkshire -2 31 £419 +19.64% 13
Scotland -11 31 £450 +19.20% 8
Buckinghamshire +7 26 £438 -2.77% 6
Milton Keynes 0 24 £438 -2.77% 5
South West -4 24 £472 +52.33% 12
East Midlands +17 22 £540 +35.00% 4
Surrey +14 21 £350 +16.66%
Berkshire -4 20 £470 +10.58% 9
West Yorkshire -2 19 £431 +27.77% 11
Edinburgh -2 19 £450 +20.00%
Manchester -15 14 £425 -5.55% 10
Hertfordshire +13 11 £486 +21.56% 4
Merseyside +2 11 £415 +3.70% 3
Nottinghamshire -3 11 £645 +61.25% 3
Glasgow +5 10 £400 - 6
Bedfordshire +4 10 £350 - 1
Nottingham +1 10 £645 +61.25% 3
Leeds -6 10 £413 +22.22% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 9 £538 - 1
Bristol -5 9 £475 - 9
Coventry +7 8 £550 +27.90% 3
Birmingham +3 8 £475 +11.76% 2

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 658 (45.16%) Oracle
2 489 (33.56%) Java
3 390 (26.77%) Finance
4 389 (26.70%) Linux
5 350 (24.02%) SOA
6 328 (22.51%) UNIX
7 312 (21.41%) Windows
8 279 (19.15%) SQL
8 279 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
9 246 (16.88%) WebLogic
10 243 (16.68%) Oracle Fusion
11 237 (16.27%) WebSphere
12 219 (15.03%) IBM
13 196 (13.45%) ITIL
14 189 (12.97%) XML
15 187 (12.83%) Banking
16 186 (12.77%) Oracle Database
17 175 (12.01%) Web Services
18 165 (11.32%) .NET
19 164 (11.26%) SQL Server
20 153 (10.50%) Security Cleared
21 148 (10.16%) Microsoft
22 133 (9.13%) Project Management
23 128 (8.79%) Red Hat
23 128 (8.79%) J2EE
24 123 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 119 (8.17%) Oracle Database 11g
26 115 (7.89%) TIBCO
27 113 (7.76%) C#
28 106 (7.28%) Solaris

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 246 (16.88%) WebLogic
2 237 (16.27%) WebSphere
3 100 (6.86%) Apache
4 83 (5.70%) Tomcat
5 80 (5.49%) JBoss
6 77 (5.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 73 (5.01%) IIS
7 73 (5.01%) Oracle Service Bus
8 48 (3.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 48 (3.29%) SharePoint
9 36 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
10 32 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 29 (1.99%) CMS
12 25 (1.72%) MQSeries
13 24 (1.65%) Oracle Application Server
14 22 (1.51%) Oracle 10gAS
14 22 (1.51%) Adobe CQ
15 20 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
15 20 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.96%) MS Office
3 11 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.27%) SPSS
6 3 (0.21%) MS Project
7 1 (0.069%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 75 (5.15%) Oracle EBS
2 59 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
3 45 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (1.03%) Documaker
5 15 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
6 12 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
8 9 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
9 8 (0.55%) SAP CRM
9 8 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.48%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
10 7 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.48%) ION MarketView
10 7 (0.48%) RMDS
11 6 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.24%) SaaS
2 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.69%) PaaS
5 8 (0.55%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.21%) Office 365
8 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 2 (0.14%) GitHub
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.14%) Force.com
8 2 (0.14%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.069%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.069%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.069%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 89 (6.11%) Firewall
2 78 (5.35%) SAN
3 74 (5.08%) HTTP
4 50 (3.43%) TCP/IP
5 49 (3.36%) NAS
6 38 (2.61%) Internet
7 37 (2.54%) SSL
8 34 (2.33%) LDAP
9 32 (2.20%) LAN
9 32 (2.20%) WAN
10 29 (1.99%) DNS
11 22 (1.51%) FTP
12 20 (1.37%) NetScaler
13 19 (1.30%) HTTPS
14 17 (1.17%) DMZ
15 14 (0.96%) DHCP
15 14 (0.96%) Multicast
16 13 (0.89%) BIG-IP
17 12 (0.82%) BGP
18 11 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (12.77%) Oracle Database
2 164 (11.26%) SQL Server
3 119 (8.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 52 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 49 (3.36%) Oracle ODI
6 45 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
7 38 (2.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 34 (2.33%) DB2
9 22 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
10 21 (1.44%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
12 19 (1.30%) Oracle Discoverer
12 19 (1.30%) MySQL
13 18 (1.24%) KDB
14 16 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.89%) MongoDB
15 13 (0.89%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.75%) DataStage
17 10 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 83 (5.70%) Maven
2 69 (4.74%) Subversion
3 63 (4.32%) JIRA
4 55 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 48 (3.29%) Git (software)
6 44 (3.02%) Oracle Forms
7 43 (2.95%) Ant
8 32 (2.20%) JUnit
9 22 (1.51%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.37%) Hudson
11 18 (1.24%) Introscope
11 18 (1.24%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.17%) Eclipse
13 16 (1.10%) ClearCase
14 14 (0.96%) Selenium
15 13 (0.89%) Mockito
16 12 (0.82%) TeamCity
16 12 (0.82%) Toad
17 10 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
18 9 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 390 (26.77%) Finance
2 187 (12.83%) Banking
3 67 (4.60%) Front Office
4 63 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 62 (4.26%) Retail
6 32 (2.20%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.24%) Billing
10 17 (1.17%) Publishing
11 16 (1.10%) Legal
12 15 (1.03%) Back Office
13 11 (0.75%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.69%) Games
15 9 (0.62%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.62%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.55%) Local Government
16 8 (0.55%) Marketing
16 8 (0.55%) Automotive
17 6 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 340 (23.34%) Developer
2 294 (20.18%) Architect
3 213 (14.62%) Analyst
4 122 (8.37%) Java Developer
5 117 (8.03%) Solutions Architect
6 105 (7.21%) Consultant
7 67 (4.60%) Administrator
8 66 (4.53%) Oracle Developer
9 64 (4.39%) Project Manager
10 54 (3.71%) Business Analyst
11 51 (3.50%) Support Analyst
12 50 (3.43%) DBA
13 43 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
14 40 (2.75%) Designer
15 37 (2.54%) Oracle DBA
15 37 (2.54%) Middleware Developer
16 35 (2.40%) Senior Developer
16 35 (2.40%) Technical Architect
17 34 (2.33%) Oracle Consultant
18 33 (2.26%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (16.68%) Oracle Fusion
2 189 (12.97%) XML
3 175 (12.01%) Web Services
4 165 (11.32%) .NET
5 128 (8.79%) J2EE
6 104 (7.14%) HTML
7 97 (6.66%) SOAP
8 95 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
9 79 (5.42%) JMS
10 75 (5.15%) Spring
11 72 (4.94%) REST
12 64 (4.39%) XSLT
13 60 (4.12%) XSD
14 59 (4.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 58 (3.98%) CSS
16 47 (3.23%) JSON
17 45 (3.09%) WSDL
18 42 (2.88%) Java EE
19 38 (2.61%) Ajax
20 37 (2.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 61 (4.19%) Clustering
3 54 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (3.57%) Open Source
5 47 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.75%) Mainframe
7 39 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 34 (2.33%) Fixed Income
9 30 (2.06%) Replication
10 27 (1.85%) DataPower
11 26 (1.78%) User Experience
12 24 (1.65%) Equities
13 22 (1.51%) Data Integration
13 22 (1.51%) N-Tier
14 19 (1.30%) Statistics
15 17 (1.17%) Derivative
16 16 (1.10%) Visualisation
17 15 (1.03%) PKI
18 11 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 389 (26.70%) Linux
2 328 (22.51%) UNIX
3 312 (21.41%) Windows
4 123 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 106 (7.28%) Solaris
6 63 (4.32%) AIX
7 35 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (1.92%) HPUX
10 26 (1.78%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (1.10%) Android
12 15 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 15 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.89%) SUSE
14 12 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
14 12 (0.82%) zOS
15 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.41%) CentOS
16 6 (0.41%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (24.02%) SOA
2 279 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (13.45%) ITIL
4 133 (9.13%) Project Management
5 101 (6.93%) Scrum
6 94 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (6.11%) Configuration Management
8 85 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
9 79 (5.42%) Migration
9 79 (5.42%) Low Latency
10 75 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
11 73 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
11 73 (5.01%) Multithreading
12 70 (4.80%) OO
13 67 (4.60%) UML
14 62 (4.26%) TOGAF
15 61 (4.19%) E-Commerce
16 59 (4.05%) Release Management
17 58 (3.98%) TDD
18 56 (3.84%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 489 (33.56%) Java
2 279 (19.15%) SQL
3 113 (7.76%) C#
4 91 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 88 (6.04%) C++
6 77 (5.28%) JavaScript
7 72 (4.94%) PL/SQL
8 51 (3.50%) Python
9 50 (3.43%) Perl
10 48 (3.29%) Bash Shell
10 48 (3.29%) C
11 41 (2.81%) PowerShell
12 31 (2.13%) Ruby
13 30 (2.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 22 (1.51%) VBScript
15 21 (1.44%) XPath
16 20 (1.37%) Jython
17 17 (1.17%) XQuery
18 14 (0.96%) VB
18 14 (0.96%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 153 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 105 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.15%) Degree
4 37 (2.54%) VCP4
5 32 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.24%) ISEB
7 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.55%) CCNP
10 8 (0.55%) CCNA
11 7 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.41%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.41%) PMP
12 6 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.34%) CISSP
14 4 (0.27%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.19%) QA
2 22 (1.51%) SLA
3 15 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) COBIT
6 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.069%) EMIR
8 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.069%) COSO
8 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 7816
8 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.069%) JTAG
System Software
1 79 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (4.74%) Oracle RAC
3 31 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 31 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 29 (1.99%) Oracle RMAN
5 26 (1.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 22 (1.51%) XenApp
7 21 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.03%) VMware ESX
10 12 (0.82%) vSphere
11 11 (0.75%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.62%) KVM
13 8 (0.55%) NFS
14 7 (0.48%) Platform Symphony
14 7 (0.48%) vCloud
15 6 (0.41%) Xen
15 6 (0.41%) SRDF
16 5 (0.34%) Squid
17 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 65 (4.46%) Puppet
2 52 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 31 (2.13%) Oracle Identity Management
4 29 (1.99%) OpenView
5 25 (1.72%) SCCM
6 21 (1.44%) HP SIM
7 19 (1.30%) SCOM
8 16 (1.10%) SCVMM
8 16 (1.10%) EdgeSight
9 14 (0.96%) Data Guard
9 14 (0.96%) OPNET
9 14 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
10 12 (0.82%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
11 10 (0.69%) BladeLogic
11 10 (0.69%) Control-M
11 10 (0.69%) CA LISA
11 10 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.48%) SELinux
12 7 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 658 (45.16%) Oracle
2 219 (15.03%) IBM
3 148 (10.16%) Microsoft
4 128 (8.79%) Red Hat
5 115 (7.89%) TIBCO
6 103 (7.07%) HP
7 100 (6.86%) VMware
8 73 (5.01%) SAP
9 50 (3.43%) webMethods
10 48 (3.29%) Citrix
11 46 (3.16%) Cisco
12 38 (2.61%) CA
13 35 (2.40%) BMC
14 33 (2.26%) F5
15 32 (2.20%) EMC
16 29 (1.99%) Veritas
17 26 (1.78%) Sybase
18 25 (1.72%) Remedy
19 24 (1.65%) Sun
20 23 (1.58%) Software AG
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