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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 134 159 158
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 943 766 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.40% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.03% 5.03% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 443 407
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -44.44%

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
15632 15239 14446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.87% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9822 9171
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 221 291
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +20 838 £458 -1.08% 185
London +18 429 £500 +1.26% 73
City of London +4 114 £475 - 26
South East -6 113 £450 +13.92% 32
North West +15 103 £500 +8.10% 24
Scotland +27 65 £455 +59.64% 4
Manchester +16 54 £500 - 15
East of England +26 52 £385 -14.44% 12
Hampshire -2 34 £450 +12.50% 6
Glasgow +29 33 £450 +60.71% 1
South West +2 33 £470 +2.73% 11
Berkshire +13 30 £450 +5.88% 9
Edinburgh +6 28 £459 +22.33% 3
Essex +18 26 £550 +1.14% 3
Yorkshire -35 25 £318 -34.87% 16
East Midlands +4 24 £400 -11.11% 7
North East -15 24 £394 +12.50% 6
Surrey +1 22 £458 +6.08% 1
Liverpool +9 21 £375 -26.10% 3
Merseyside +7 21 £375 -26.10% 3
West Midlands -16 21 £410 -6.28% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 20 £385 -9.41% 2
West Yorkshire -31 18 £314 -35.64% 7
Tyne and Wear -17 16 £375 +7.14% 5
Cheshire -11 15 £550 +46.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 15 £375 +7.14% 4
Wales +4 13 £400 +33.33% 6
Leeds -36 13 £334 -33.25% 5
South Wales +7 11 £400 +33.33% 6
Staines +6 11 £495 -45.00%

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 680 (37.84%) Oracle
2 540 (30.05%) Java
3 449 (24.99%) SOA
4 443 (24.65%) Finance
5 436 (24.26%) Linux
6 385 (21.42%) UNIX
7 343 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
8 319 (17.75%) SQL
9 303 (16.86%) Windows
10 277 (15.41%) IBM
11 274 (15.25%) Web Services
12 242 (13.47%) WebSphere
13 241 (13.41%) Oracle Fusion
14 240 (13.36%) Oracle Database
15 232 (12.91%) SQL Server
16 225 (12.52%) XML
17 216 (12.02%) WebLogic
18 208 (11.57%) Microsoft
19 184 (10.24%) Banking
20 182 (10.13%) Project Management
21 181 (10.07%) .NET
22 178 (9.91%) SOAP
23 163 (9.07%) J2EE
24 154 (8.57%) Scrum
25 152 (8.46%) ITIL
26 139 (7.74%) Oracle Database 11g
27 131 (7.29%) Shell Script
28 127 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
29 126 (7.01%) REST
30 125 (6.96%) Security Cleared

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 242 (13.47%) WebSphere
2 216 (12.02%) WebLogic
3 116 (6.46%) JBoss
4 110 (6.12%) Tomcat
5 108 (6.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 95 (5.29%) Apache
7 94 (5.23%) Oracle Service Bus
8 75 (4.17%) IIS
9 46 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 42 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (1.78%) SharePoint
12 31 (1.73%) IBM HTTP Server
13 29 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 27 (1.50%) MQSeries
15 25 (1.39%) CMS
16 22 (1.22%) Mule
17 18 (1.00%) Confluence
17 18 (1.00%) Oracle Application Server
18 17 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
19 16 (0.89%) Documentum
Applications
1 73 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.61%) MS Project
4 10 (0.56%) MS Office
5 5 (0.28%) Maya
5 5 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) HipChat
6 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 80 (4.45%) Oracle BPM
2 79 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
5 18 (1.00%) RMDS
6 10 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.50%) Oracle TCA
8 8 (0.45%) ION MarketView
8 8 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
9 7 (0.39%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.28%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
13 3 (0.17%) assyst
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
13 3 (0.17%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.34%) SaaS
2 24 (1.34%) PaaS
3 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.50%) Force.com
6 8 (0.45%) GitHub
7 6 (0.33%) HP Helion
8 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.17%) IaaS
10 3 (0.17%) Boomi
11 1 (0.056%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.056%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.056%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.056%) Taleo
11 1 (0.056%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.34%) HTTP
2 83 (4.62%) SAN
3 79 (4.40%) Firewall
4 70 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 65 (3.62%) SSL
6 46 (2.56%) NAS
7 43 (2.39%) LAN
7 43 (2.39%) WAN
8 41 (2.28%) LDAP
9 36 (2.00%) DNS
10 24 (1.34%) Internet
10 24 (1.34%) BIG-IP
11 17 (0.95%) SSH
11 17 (0.95%) VPN
12 16 (0.89%) VoIP
13 14 (0.78%) Wireless
13 14 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (0.72%) Multicast
15 11 (0.61%) Network Security
16 10 (0.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (13.36%) Oracle Database
2 232 (12.91%) SQL Server
3 139 (7.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 100 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.12%) DB2
6 52 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (2.45%) NoSQL
8 41 (2.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 38 (2.11%) MySQL
10 36 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 35 (1.95%) MongoDB
12 33 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
14 23 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
15 21 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
15 21 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
16 20 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (1.06%) Hadoop
18 18 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
19 17 (0.95%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 115 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 85 (4.73%) Subversion
3 79 (4.40%) Git (software)
4 61 (3.39%) Maven
5 59 (3.28%) SoapUI
6 48 (2.67%) Ant
7 46 (2.56%) JIRA
8 40 (2.23%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.39%) Selenium
10 24 (1.34%) Eclipse
11 22 (1.22%) NUnit
12 21 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
13 20 (1.11%) JUnit
14 18 (1.00%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.83%) Introscope
15 15 (0.83%) LoadRunner
15 15 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (0.78%) Cucumber
17 12 (0.67%) Hudson
18 11 (0.61%) Artifactory
General
1 443 (24.65%) Finance
2 184 (10.24%) Banking
3 78 (4.34%) Retail
4 68 (3.78%) Investment Banking
5 61 (3.39%) Front Office
6 31 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.34%) Legal
9 22 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.11%) Marketing
11 19 (1.06%) Back Office
12 13 (0.72%) Games
13 11 (0.61%) Automotive
14 10 (0.56%) Billing
15 8 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.45%) Publishing
15 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
17 6 (0.33%) French Language
17 6 (0.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 479 (26.66%) Developer
2 465 (25.88%) Architect
3 165 (9.18%) Solutions Architect
4 162 (9.02%) Java Developer
5 153 (8.51%) Analyst
6 138 (7.68%) Consultant
7 87 (4.84%) Technical Architect
8 76 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
8 76 (4.23%) Designer
9 56 (3.12%) Project Manager
10 53 (2.95%) Administrator
11 50 (2.78%) Senior Developer
12 49 (2.73%) C# Developer
13 46 (2.56%) Oracle Developer
14 42 (2.34%) C++ Developer
15 41 (2.28%) Solutions Designer
15 41 (2.28%) DBA
15 41 (2.28%) Middleware Developer
16 39 (2.17%) Middleware Engineer
16 39 (2.17%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (15.25%) Web Services
2 241 (13.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 225 (12.52%) XML
4 181 (10.07%) .NET
5 178 (9.91%) SOAP
6 163 (9.07%) J2EE
7 126 (7.01%) REST
8 114 (6.34%) Spring
9 112 (6.23%) HTML
10 96 (5.34%) WebSphere MQ
11 80 (4.45%) JMS
12 68 (3.78%) XSLT
13 61 (3.39%) CSS
14 54 (3.01%) Java EE
15 51 (2.84%) Hibernate
15 51 (2.84%) HTML5
16 50 (2.78%) RESTful
17 49 (2.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 49 (2.73%) XSD
18 48 (2.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (5.95%) Data Centre
3 78 (4.34%) DataPower
4 68 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 65 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (3.23%) Clustering
7 53 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 45 (2.50%) Fixed Income
8 45 (2.50%) PKI
9 43 (2.39%) Mainframe
10 40 (2.23%) Equities
10 40 (2.23%) Computer Science
11 30 (1.67%) User Experience
11 30 (1.67%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.61%) Data Integration
13 27 (1.50%) N-Tier
14 25 (1.39%) Replication
14 25 (1.39%) Reference Data
15 20 (1.11%) Client/Server
16 19 (1.06%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 436 (24.26%) Linux
2 385 (21.42%) UNIX
3 303 (16.86%) Windows
4 111 (6.18%) Solaris
5 99 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 97 (5.40%) AIX
7 36 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
8 25 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.17%) HPUX
9 21 (1.17%) MVS
10 19 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 17 (0.95%) Android
11 17 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.83%) VME
14 14 (0.78%) zOS
14 14 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.67%) SUSE
16 11 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (24.99%) SOA
2 343 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (10.13%) Project Management
4 154 (8.57%) Scrum
5 152 (8.46%) ITIL
6 119 (6.62%) Configuration Management
7 115 (6.40%) TDD
7 115 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
8 111 (6.18%) SDLC
9 104 (5.79%) Enterprise Architecture
9 104 (5.79%) OO
10 103 (5.73%) E-Commerce
11 101 (5.62%) Migration
12 97 (5.40%) UML
13 95 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
13 95 (5.29%) Open Source
14 87 (4.84%) TOGAF
15 81 (4.51%) ERP
16 77 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 75 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 540 (30.05%) Java
2 319 (17.75%) SQL
3 131 (7.29%) Shell Script
4 123 (6.84%) C#
5 115 (6.40%) JavaScript
6 99 (5.51%) C++
7 84 (4.67%) Perl
8 80 (4.45%) Python
9 74 (4.12%) PL/SQL
10 46 (2.56%) Scala
11 34 (1.89%) PowerShell
11 34 (1.89%) C
12 31 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.50%) Ruby
14 26 (1.45%) XPath
15 23 (1.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 17 (0.95%) XQuery
17 15 (0.83%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.67%) Jython
19 11 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 125 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 105 (5.84%) Degree
3 83 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.00%) CISSP
6 13 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.50%) ISEB
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.39%) MCPD
10 7 (0.39%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.28%) PMP
12 5 (0.28%) PhD
13 4 (0.22%) IBM Certification
13 4 (0.22%) ISSAP
13 4 (0.22%) CISA
13 4 (0.22%) CISM
13 4 (0.22%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.06%) QA
2 28 (1.56%) SLA
3 12 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.33%) COBIT
6 5 (0.28%) EMIR
7 4 (0.22%) COSO
7 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.22%) GxP
8 2 (0.11%) BS7799
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.056%) Basel III
9 1 (0.056%) JTAG
9 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 7816
9 1 (0.056%) MiFID
System Software
1 94 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 18 (1.00%) KVM
7 15 (0.83%) Docker
7 15 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.78%) vSphere
8 14 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 11 (0.61%) NFS
9 11 (0.61%) XenApp
10 10 (0.56%) Xen
10 10 (0.56%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.50%) SRDF
12 8 (0.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 7 (0.39%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.39%) Squid
14 6 (0.33%) RACF
14 6 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 100 (5.56%) Puppet
2 53 (2.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 52 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.61%) BladeLogic
5 28 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 26 (1.45%) SCCM
7 22 (1.22%) OpenView
7 22 (1.22%) Tivoli
8 21 (1.17%) Oracle Identity Management
9 20 (1.11%) Data Guard
10 18 (1.00%) Control-M
11 14 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
12 10 (0.56%) SCOM
12 10 (0.56%) CA LISA
13 8 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.45%) OPNET
14 7 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 7 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 680 (37.84%) Oracle
2 277 (15.41%) IBM
3 208 (11.57%) Microsoft
4 121 (6.73%) VMware
5 118 (6.57%) TIBCO
6 113 (6.29%) Red Hat
7 84 (4.67%) HP
8 72 (4.01%) SAP
9 59 (3.28%) webMethods
10 53 (2.95%) CA
11 48 (2.67%) Cisco
12 47 (2.62%) Sybase
13 36 (2.00%) Solace
14 32 (1.78%) Informatica
15 31 (1.73%) Symantec
16 30 (1.67%) EMC
17 29 (1.61%) Citrix
18 28 (1.56%) Veritas
19 26 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
20 24 (1.34%) F5
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