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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 152 149 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing Middleware 803 764 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.45% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.12% 5.06% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 447 478
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 £306 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 30
Average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £40.80 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -4 737 £470 -1.05% 135
London +9 408 £488 -7.14% 67
City of London +13 113 £450 -18.18% 38
South East -23 88 £425 -5.55% 16
North West +5 57 £463 +15.62% 11
West Midlands +12 49 £438 +6.06% 7
South West -28 36 £456 +17.74% 4
Scotland -16 30 £360 -15.29% 3
Hampshire -20 29 £425 -2.85% 6
Manchester +13 28 £494 +23.43% 2
Yorkshire -11 28 £414 +10.33% 12
East of England -22 28 £450 -5.26% 14
West Yorkshire +9 23 £425 +31.27% 7
Warwickshire +8 19 £430 - 1
Surrey +5 19 £325 +22.64% 1
Berkshire +9 18 £475 +10.46% 1
East Midlands +3 18 £450 +36.36% 2
Bristol -9 17 £463 - 3
North East -10 15 £350 -17.64% 2
Cheshire -16 15 £456 +14.42% 5
Edinburgh -18 15 £420 +0.29% 2
Leeds -2 13 £468 +38.51% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £351 -17.52% 1
South Wales -3 11 £300 - 2
Wales -6 11 £300 - 2
Hertfordshire -8 11 £500 +26.98% 4
Birmingham -8 10 £425 +3.03%
Nottinghamshire +22 9 £575 +91.66% 1
Cardiff -2 9 £300 - 2
Coventry -2 9 £463 +21.71% 2

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 633 (42.17%) Oracle
2 401 (26.72%) Java
3 382 (25.45%) Linux
3 382 (25.45%) Finance
4 371 (24.72%) SOA
5 362 (24.12%) UNIX
6 281 (18.72%) SQL
7 259 (17.26%) WebLogic
8 252 (16.79%) Windows
9 237 (15.79%) Web Services
10 235 (15.66%) WebSphere
11 212 (14.12%) IBM
12 209 (13.92%) Microsoft
12 209 (13.92%) XML
13 202 (13.46%) Banking
14 199 (13.26%) Oracle Fusion
15 195 (12.99%) Oracle Database
16 189 (12.59%) SQL Server
17 184 (12.26%) .NET
18 162 (10.79%) ITIL
19 141 (9.39%) Apache
20 116 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
21 114 (7.59%) HTTP
22 113 (7.53%) JMS
22 113 (7.53%) Security Cleared
23 109 (7.26%) Python
24 108 (7.20%) CRM
24 108 (7.20%) SOAP
25 107 (7.13%) Red Hat
25 107 (7.13%) Scrum

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 259 (17.26%) WebLogic
2 235 (15.66%) WebSphere
3 141 (9.39%) Apache
4 88 (5.86%) Oracle Service Bus
5 86 (5.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 76 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
7 70 (4.66%) Tomcat
8 63 (4.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 50 (3.33%) SharePoint
10 49 (3.26%) IIS
11 47 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
12 39 (2.60%) MQSeries
12 39 (2.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 37 (2.47%) WebLogic Portal
14 31 (2.07%) Confluence
15 24 (1.60%) Oracle Application Server
16 20 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
17 17 (1.13%) WebSphere Process Server
17 17 (1.13%) MS Exchange
18 14 (0.93%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 67 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.93%) MS Office
3 18 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.07%) MS Project
5 13 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.27%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 79 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 59 (3.93%) Oracle BPM
3 54 (3.60%) Oracle Applications
4 46 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
5 25 (1.67%) SAP CRM
6 18 (1.20%) Documaker
7 14 (0.93%) Oracle FAH
8 12 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
9 10 (0.67%) RMDS
9 10 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (0.53%) ION MarketView
11 6 (0.40%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.33%) ENOVIA
13 4 (0.27%) Markit EDM
14 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
14 3 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
14 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 3 (0.20%) Endur
14 3 (0.20%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.87%) SaaS
2 24 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.20%) PaaS
5 13 (0.87%) IaaS
6 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.40%) Office 365
7 6 (0.40%) GitHub
8 4 (0.27%) Force.com
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 114 (7.59%) HTTP
2 87 (5.80%) Firewall
3 72 (4.80%) SAN
4 71 (4.73%) SSL
5 49 (3.26%) DNS
6 47 (3.13%) Internet
7 46 (3.06%) FTP
7 46 (3.06%) LAN
8 43 (2.86%) WAN
9 41 (2.73%) LDAP
10 29 (1.93%) HTTPS
11 28 (1.87%) TCP/IP
12 24 (1.60%) VPN
12 24 (1.60%) Intranet
13 21 (1.40%) DHCP
13 21 (1.40%) NAS
14 14 (0.93%) Network Security
15 12 (0.80%) SSH
16 9 (0.60%) BIG-IP
16 9 (0.60%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (12.99%) Oracle Database
2 189 (12.59%) SQL Server
3 107 (7.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 65 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 61 (4.06%) Oracle BI EE
6 54 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (3.06%) NoSQL
8 45 (3.00%) Oracle ODI
9 37 (2.47%) DB2
10 36 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
10 36 (2.40%) MySQL
11 34 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 31 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
13 27 (1.80%) MongoDB
14 26 (1.73%) Oracle Exadata
14 26 (1.73%) Oracle Discoverer
14 26 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (1.60%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.47%) Hadoop
17 21 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 94 (6.26%) JIRA
2 58 (3.86%) Git (software)
3 52 (3.46%) Maven
4 50 (3.33%) Subversion
4 50 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 43 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
6 28 (1.87%) Eclipse
7 25 (1.67%) Introscope
8 23 (1.53%) Ant
9 22 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.33%) JUnit
11 19 (1.27%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.13%) TeamCity
13 15 (1.00%) Hudson
14 10 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.67%) ClearCase
14 10 (0.67%) Toad
14 10 (0.67%) ClearQuest
14 10 (0.67%) NUnit
15 9 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 382 (25.45%) Finance
2 202 (13.46%) Banking
3 83 (5.53%) Front Office
4 77 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 68 (4.53%) Retail
6 50 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 49 (3.26%) Billing
8 38 (2.53%) Financial Institution
9 30 (2.00%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.53%) Advertising
11 20 (1.33%) Back Office
12 16 (1.07%) Marketing
13 14 (0.93%) Legal
14 13 (0.87%) Automotive
15 12 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.73%) Publishing
17 10 (0.67%) Games
17 10 (0.67%) Electronics
18 7 (0.47%) French Language
19 6 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 345 (22.98%) Architect
2 276 (18.39%) Developer
3 143 (9.53%) Consultant
4 135 (8.99%) Analyst
5 133 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
6 70 (4.66%) Java Developer
7 68 (4.53%) Project Manager
8 54 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
9 53 (3.53%) Administrator
10 51 (3.40%) DBA
11 47 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
12 45 (3.00%) Oracle Consultant
13 43 (2.86%) Technical Architect
14 39 (2.60%) Middleware Consultant
15 38 (2.53%) Designer
16 36 (2.40%) .NET Developer
17 35 (2.33%) Applications Support
18 33 (2.20%) Software Engineer
19 31 (2.07%) Senior Developer
20 29 (1.93%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (15.79%) Web Services
2 209 (13.92%) XML
3 199 (13.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 184 (12.26%) .NET
5 113 (7.53%) JMS
6 108 (7.20%) SOAP
7 97 (6.46%) J2EE
8 95 (6.33%) REST
9 79 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
10 69 (4.60%) Spring
11 61 (4.06%) HTML
12 54 (3.60%) Java EE
12 54 (3.60%) WCF
13 51 (3.40%) ASP.NET
14 49 (3.26%) JSON
15 48 (3.20%) WebCenter
16 44 (2.93%) XSD
16 44 (2.93%) XSLT
16 44 (2.93%) WSDL
17 43 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.80%) Open Source
2 57 (3.80%) Mainframe
3 43 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.53%) Clustering
5 35 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (2.20%) Fixed Income
6 33 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.93%) iSeries
7 29 (1.93%) Hedge funds
8 28 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.60%) Derivative
10 21 (1.40%) Replication
10 21 (1.40%) AS400
11 20 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 19 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.27%) Data Integration
12 19 (1.27%) DataPower
13 18 (1.20%) DTV
14 17 (1.13%) PKI
14 17 (1.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 382 (25.45%) Linux
2 362 (24.12%) UNIX
3 252 (16.79%) Windows
4 96 (6.40%) Solaris
5 80 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (4.46%) AIX
7 36 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
9 28 (1.87%) zOS
10 26 (1.73%) MVS
11 21 (1.40%) VME
12 20 (1.33%) HPUX
13 17 (1.13%) Android
14 14 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.87%) SELinux
16 10 (0.67%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.47%) SUSE
19 6 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (24.72%) SOA
2 162 (10.79%) ITIL
3 116 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
4 108 (7.20%) CRM
5 107 (7.13%) Scrum
5 107 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (6.93%) Project Management
7 101 (6.73%) UML
8 90 (6.00%) TOGAF
9 88 (5.86%) Migration
9 88 (5.86%) Configuration Management
10 78 (5.20%) DevOps
11 76 (5.06%) OO
12 74 (4.93%) Software Engineering
13 67 (4.46%) TDD
14 65 (4.33%) E-Commerce
14 65 (4.33%) Enterprise Architecture
15 64 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (4.20%) MVC
17 62 (4.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 401 (26.72%) Java
2 281 (18.72%) SQL
3 109 (7.26%) Python
4 101 (6.73%) Shell Script
5 93 (6.20%) C#
6 88 (5.86%) Perl
7 65 (4.33%) PL/SQL
8 63 (4.20%) Bash Shell
9 57 (3.80%) JavaScript
10 56 (3.73%) C
11 54 (3.60%) VB
12 53 (3.53%) C++
13 47 (3.13%) Jython
14 32 (2.13%) Korn
15 31 (2.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 31 (2.07%) PowerShell
16 25 (1.67%) Ruby
17 22 (1.47%) T-SQL
17 22 (1.47%) VBScript
18 19 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 113 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 90 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.86%) Degree
4 20 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.13%) PMI Certification
6 15 (1.00%) CISSP
7 14 (0.93%) PMP
8 12 (0.80%) ISEB
9 11 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.60%) MCSE
10 9 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.47%) CISA
11 7 (0.47%) CISM
12 5 (0.33%) IBM AIX Certification
13 4 (0.27%) MCSD
14 3 (0.20%) CCNA
14 3 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.60%) QA
2 27 (1.80%) SLA
3 24 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.20%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.067%) Basel II
10 1 (0.067%) COSO
10 1 (0.067%) HL7
10 1 (0.067%) COREP
System Software
1 75 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 66 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (3.53%) Active Directory
4 47 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 17 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 17 (1.13%) vCloud
6 12 (0.80%) KVM
7 11 (0.73%) RHEV
8 10 (0.67%) NFS
9 9 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.60%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.60%) vSphere
10 7 (0.47%) SRDF
10 7 (0.47%) XenApp
11 5 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (0.33%) GPFS
12 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.27%) Xen
13 3 (0.20%) XenServer
13 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 75 (5.00%) Puppet
2 61 (4.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 35 (2.33%) Tivoli
3 35 (2.33%) Control-M
3 35 (2.33%) BladeLogic
4 34 (2.27%) Oracle Identity Management
5 18 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.20%) Nagios
6 14 (0.93%) WMI
6 14 (0.93%) YUM
6 14 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
7 13 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.80%) OpenView
8 12 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 12 (0.80%) Data Guard
8 12 (0.80%) SCOM
9 11 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (0.73%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 8 (0.53%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 633 (42.17%) Oracle
2 212 (14.12%) IBM
3 209 (13.92%) Microsoft
4 107 (7.13%) Red Hat
5 102 (6.80%) VMware
6 92 (6.13%) SAP
7 87 (5.80%) TIBCO
8 76 (5.06%) HP
9 74 (4.93%) JBoss
10 54 (3.60%) Citrix
11 43 (2.86%) Siebel
12 36 (2.40%) Sybase
13 34 (2.27%) Remedy
14 31 (2.07%) CA
15 29 (1.93%) EMC
16 27 (1.80%) 29West
17 24 (1.60%) Informatica
18 23 (1.53%) Intel
18 23 (1.53%) Cisco
19 22 (1.47%) Altiris
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100 - £105 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £501 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £0 to £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
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City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago