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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 156 114 112
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 802 913 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.76% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.22% 6.24% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 522 514
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 10
Average hourly rate £33.70 £21.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.58% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £17.25 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.38 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.70 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+68.50% -46.66%

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
15375 14633 14419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 28.27% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10489 9488 8807
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 283 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.04 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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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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 -42 725 £450 -5.26% 145
London -49 328 £496 -0.80% 71
South East -23 136 £490 +15.29% 20
City of London -27 98 £500 -9.09% 24
West Midlands +22 57 £425 +3.65% 7
Oxfordshire +2 40 £500 +8.10% 2
Scotland -13 40 £400 +6.66% 3
North West -37 40 £420 -1.17% 7
Yorkshire +3 39 £388 -7.73% 6
Hampshire -35 37 £450 +16.12% 3
South West -7 33 £400 -1.84% 14
East of England +17 32 £525 +15.70% 14
Edinburgh -6 27 £413 +6.45% 1
Oxford -5 26 £550 +15.78% 1
East Midlands +18 24 £360 -26.53% 5
Berkshire +15 24 £435 +0.57% 6
North East -13 24 £313 -40.47% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 23 £313 -40.47% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 23 £313 -40.47% 1
Surrey +4 21 £467 +24.11% 1
West Yorkshire 0 20 £411 -3.23% 3
Bristol -3 20 £425 -15.00% 11
Manchester -3 16 £325 -27.77% 3
Northern Ireland +1 14 £103 -74.37%
County Antrim 0 14 £103 -74.37%
Belfast 0 14 £103 -74.37%
Leeds -10 14 £410 +5.12% 1
Warwickshire - 14 £425 - 1
Basingstoke -6 12 £413 -13.15% 1
Cheshire -27 11 £420 -6.66% 4

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 674 (42.42%) Oracle
2 467 (29.39%) Java
3 431 (27.12%) Linux
4 422 (26.56%) Finance
5 382 (24.04%) SOA
6 364 (22.91%) UNIX
7 318 (20.01%) Windows
8 303 (19.07%) SQL
9 275 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
10 258 (16.24%) WebSphere
11 252 (15.86%) WebLogic
12 244 (15.36%) IBM
13 229 (14.41%) Banking
14 228 (14.35%) Oracle Fusion
15 209 (13.15%) Oracle Database
16 199 (12.52%) XML
17 188 (11.83%) ITIL
18 186 (11.71%) Web Services
19 182 (11.45%) Microsoft
20 160 (10.07%) Red Hat
21 155 (9.75%) SQL Server
22 146 (9.19%) .NET
23 142 (8.94%) Security Cleared
24 136 (8.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 135 (8.50%) Apache
26 126 (7.93%) JMS
27 119 (7.49%) Oracle Database 11g
28 117 (7.36%) Project Management
28 117 (7.36%) SOAP
29 116 (7.30%) Python

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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
1 258 (16.24%) WebSphere
2 252 (15.86%) WebLogic
3 135 (8.50%) Apache
4 95 (5.98%) Tomcat
5 94 (5.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 86 (5.41%) Oracle Service Bus
7 82 (5.16%) JBoss
8 71 (4.47%) WebSphere Application Server
9 67 (4.22%) IIS
10 54 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
11 47 (2.96%) IBM HTTP Server
12 43 (2.71%) MQSeries
12 43 (2.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 41 (2.58%) WebLogic Portal
14 32 (2.01%) SharePoint
15 30 (1.89%) Confluence
16 29 (1.83%) WebSphere Process Server
17 23 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
18 21 (1.32%) CMS
19 20 (1.26%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 63 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.51%) MS Office
3 14 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.50%) SPSS
5 8 (0.50%) MS Project
6 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 86 (5.41%) Oracle BPM
2 74 (4.66%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (2.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (2.01%) Oracle Applications
5 27 (1.70%) Documaker
6 23 (1.45%) SAP CRM
7 14 (0.88%) Oracle FAH
8 11 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
10 9 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.50%) RMDS
12 7 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (0.38%) ION MarketView
14 5 (0.31%) Adaptiv
14 5 (0.31%) ENOVIA
14 5 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.20%) SaaS
3 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.57%) PaaS
5 9 (0.57%) Office 365
6 7 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.38%) IaaS
8 3 (0.19%) Force.com
8 3 (0.19%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.13%) GitHub
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.063%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (6.99%) HTTP
2 107 (6.73%) Firewall
3 88 (5.54%) SAN
4 80 (5.03%) SSL
5 46 (2.89%) NAS
6 45 (2.83%) LDAP
7 43 (2.71%) LAN
8 42 (2.64%) DNS
9 40 (2.52%) WAN
10 37 (2.33%) TCP/IP
11 33 (2.08%) FTP
12 32 (2.01%) HTTPS
12 32 (2.01%) Internet
13 21 (1.32%) DHCP
14 16 (1.01%) BIG-IP
15 14 (0.88%) DMZ
15 14 (0.88%) VPN
16 12 (0.76%) Multicast
16 12 (0.76%) DVB
17 11 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (13.15%) Oracle Database
2 155 (9.75%) SQL Server
3 119 (7.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 62 (3.90%) Oracle ODI
5 55 (3.46%) Oracle BI EE
6 46 (2.89%) Oracle Reports
7 45 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 39 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (2.39%) DB2
10 32 (2.01%) Oracle Exadata
10 32 (2.01%) NoSQL
11 27 (1.70%) MySQL
12 25 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 25 (1.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 20 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (1.20%) Hadoop
15 18 (1.13%) Oracle Discoverer
16 16 (1.01%) MongoDB
17 14 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 96 (6.04%) JIRA
2 65 (4.09%) Maven
3 60 (3.78%) Git (software)
4 49 (3.08%) Subversion
4 49 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 45 (2.83%) Oracle Forms
6 26 (1.64%) Hudson
6 26 (1.64%) Ant
7 24 (1.51%) Eclipse
8 21 (1.32%) JUnit
9 16 (1.01%) Introscope
10 14 (0.88%) ClearCase
11 12 (0.76%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.69%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.63%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.63%) NetBeans
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.57%) PVCS
14 9 (0.57%) Mockito
15 8 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 422 (26.56%) Finance
2 229 (14.41%) Banking
3 96 (6.04%) Front Office
4 82 (5.16%) Investment Banking
5 65 (4.09%) Retail
6 47 (2.96%) Billing
7 40 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 39 (2.45%) Financial Institution
9 34 (2.14%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.38%) Legal
11 16 (1.01%) Publishing
12 14 (0.88%) Back Office
13 13 (0.82%) Automotive
14 12 (0.76%) Advertising
15 11 (0.69%) Marketing
16 8 (0.50%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.44%) Local Government
17 7 (0.44%) French Language
17 7 (0.44%) Games
18 6 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 332 (20.89%) Developer
2 301 (18.94%) Architect
3 160 (10.07%) Analyst
4 148 (9.31%) Consultant
5 120 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
6 113 (7.11%) Java Developer
7 75 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 60 (3.78%) Administrator
9 54 (3.40%) Oracle Developer
10 52 (3.27%) Oracle Consultant
11 49 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
12 47 (2.96%) Software Engineer
13 44 (2.77%) Business Analyst
13 44 (2.77%) Middleware Engineer
14 41 (2.58%) Support Analyst
15 39 (2.45%) DBA
15 39 (2.45%) Designer
15 39 (2.45%) Middleware Developer
16 38 (2.39%) Middleware Consultant
17 35 (2.20%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (14.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 199 (12.52%) XML
3 186 (11.71%) Web Services
4 146 (9.19%) .NET
5 126 (7.93%) JMS
6 117 (7.36%) SOAP
7 115 (7.24%) WebSphere MQ
8 101 (6.36%) J2EE
9 80 (5.03%) REST
9 80 (5.03%) HTML
10 75 (4.72%) Spring
11 55 (3.46%) XSD
12 54 (3.40%) Java EE
12 54 (3.40%) XSLT
13 47 (2.96%) CSS
14 46 (2.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 45 (2.83%) WebCenter
15 45 (2.83%) WSDL
16 44 (2.77%) JDBC
17 43 (2.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 58 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 56 (3.52%) Open Source
6 54 (3.40%) Clustering
7 50 (3.15%) Mainframe
8 43 (2.71%) Computer Science
9 36 (2.27%) Fixed Income
10 29 (1.83%) DataPower
10 29 (1.83%) Derivative
11 26 (1.64%) Replication
12 22 (1.38%) iSeries
12 22 (1.38%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.32%) User Experience
13 21 (1.32%) Visualisation
14 19 (1.20%) Hedge funds
15 18 (1.13%) AS400
16 17 (1.07%) Equities
17 16 (1.01%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 431 (27.12%) Linux
2 364 (22.91%) UNIX
3 318 (20.01%) Windows
4 136 (8.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 110 (6.92%) Solaris
6 62 (3.90%) AIX
7 42 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (2.64%) Oracle Linux
8 25 (1.57%) HPUX
9 22 (1.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 20 (1.26%) SELinux
11 18 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.13%) zOS
12 17 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.94%) VME
14 14 (0.88%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.76%) SUSE
15 12 (0.76%) Android
16 11 (0.69%) MVS
17 6 (0.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (24.04%) SOA
2 275 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (11.83%) ITIL
4 117 (7.36%) Project Management
5 110 (6.92%) Scrum
6 104 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
7 102 (6.42%) Migration
8 94 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 92 (5.79%) UML
10 88 (5.54%) CRM
11 85 (5.35%) Software Engineering
12 83 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
12 83 (5.22%) Multithreading
13 81 (5.10%) TOGAF
14 78 (4.91%) Configuration Management
15 74 (4.66%) DevOps
16 73 (4.59%) OO
17 67 (4.22%) Low Latency
18 60 (3.78%) Release Management
19 56 (3.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 467 (29.39%) Java
2 303 (19.07%) SQL
3 116 (7.30%) Python
4 92 (5.79%) C++
5 89 (5.60%) C#
6 81 (5.10%) Bash Shell
7 80 (5.03%) Shell Script
8 74 (4.66%) Perl
9 67 (4.22%) C
10 60 (3.78%) PL/SQL
11 58 (3.65%) JavaScript
12 54 (3.40%) Jython
13 51 (3.21%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 46 (2.89%) PowerShell
15 43 (2.71%) Ruby
16 40 (2.52%) VB
17 20 (1.26%) XQuery
17 20 (1.26%) XPath
18 19 (1.20%) T-SQL
19 18 (1.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 142 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 98 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.59%) Degree
4 23 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.26%) ISEB
5 20 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (0.63%) CCNA
8 10 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.57%) CISSP
10 7 (0.44%) CCNP
11 6 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.38%) PMP
11 6 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.38%) CISM
12 5 (0.31%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.19%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.78%) QA
2 29 (1.83%) SLA
3 27 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.38%) DO-178B
5 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.063%) HL7
8 1 (0.063%) EMIR
System Software
1 94 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (5.16%) Oracle RAC
3 51 (3.21%) Active Directory
4 37 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 22 (1.38%) vCloud
6 18 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
8 14 (0.88%) Terminal Services
8 14 (0.88%) NFS
9 12 (0.76%) KVM
10 10 (0.63%) RHEV
10 10 (0.63%) XenApp
11 9 (0.57%) Firmware
11 9 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.50%) Platform Symphony
12 8 (0.50%) vSphere
12 8 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.38%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 80 (5.03%) Puppet
2 68 (4.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 57 (3.59%) Oracle Identity Management
4 37 (2.33%) OpenView
5 33 (2.08%) Control-M
6 32 (2.01%) Tivoli
7 28 (1.76%) BladeLogic
8 17 (1.07%) Nagios
9 16 (1.01%) OPNET
10 14 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (0.88%) SCCM
10 14 (0.88%) SCOM
11 13 (0.82%) NetBackup
11 13 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
12 12 (0.76%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 10 (0.63%) Data Guard
14 10 (0.63%) YUM
14 10 (0.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 9 (0.57%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 674 (42.42%) Oracle
2 244 (15.36%) IBM
3 182 (11.45%) Microsoft
4 160 (10.07%) Red Hat
5 116 (7.30%) VMware
6 113 (7.11%) TIBCO
7 106 (6.67%) HP
8 97 (6.10%) SAP
9 60 (3.78%) Citrix
10 44 (2.77%) Cisco
10 44 (2.77%) Siebel
11 37 (2.33%) CA
12 36 (2.27%) Remedy
13 35 (2.20%) Sybase
13 35 (2.20%) Informatica
13 35 (2.20%) 29West
14 32 (2.01%) BMC
15 30 (1.89%) EMC
16 29 (1.83%) F5
17 25 (1.57%) Intel
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Church International
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago