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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 150 119 114
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -5
Contract jobs citing Middleware 820 888 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.70% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.28% 5.85% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 521 541
Average daily rate
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£440 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £411
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 19
Average hourly rate £31.25 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £20.65 £26.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +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
15521 15181 15281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10288 9859 9171
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 276 389
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -19 749 £450 -5.26% 153
London -19 389 £450 -10.00% 67
City of London -13 112 £440 -12.00% 27
South East -30 99 £475 +11.76% 31
West Midlands +14 62 £425 +6.25% 11
North West -14 53 £425 +13.33% 13
Scotland -23 35 £400 +14.28% 5
South West -11 33 £425 -7.60% 6
East of England -11 31 £500 -1.47% 12
Yorkshire 0 29 £325 -16.12% 5
Oxfordshire +2 27 £498 +10.55% 4
Hampshire -41 26 £450 +5.88% 5
Berkshire +21 24 £475 +5.55% 7
Warwickshire +9 24 £425 -
North East -20 24 £265 -37.64% 2
Edinburgh -8 23 £413 +26.92% 1
Bristol -6 21 £438 - 6
Manchester +2 20 £363 - 7
East Midlands +5 17 £425 +16.43% 4
West Yorkshire +3 16 £413 +18.27% 4
Oxford -9 16 £525 +13.51% 2
Surrey -3 15 £338 -7.53% 7
Cheshire -16 12 £438 - 5
Hertfordshire -11 11 £500 +26.98% 9
Coventry -4 10 £425 +11.84% 2
Nottinghamshire +13 9 £575 +74.24% 2
Nottingham +15 8 £575 +74.24% 1
Merseyside +4 8 £433 +44.16% 1
Norfolk +1 8 £450 +15.38%
Leamington Spa -2 8 £300 -

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 656 (42.19%) Oracle
2 429 (27.59%) Java
3 420 (27.01%) Finance
4 402 (25.85%) Linux
5 384 (24.69%) SOA
6 359 (23.09%) UNIX
7 301 (19.36%) SQL
8 283 (18.20%) Windows
9 255 (16.40%) WebLogic
10 244 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
11 234 (15.05%) WebSphere
12 227 (14.60%) Banking
13 226 (14.53%) IBM
14 207 (13.31%) Microsoft
15 202 (12.99%) Oracle Fusion
16 201 (12.93%) Web Services
17 198 (12.73%) Oracle Database
18 196 (12.60%) XML
19 175 (11.25%) ITIL
20 172 (11.06%) SQL Server
21 168 (10.80%) .NET
22 145 (9.32%) Apache
23 140 (9.00%) Red Hat
24 138 (8.87%) JMS
25 129 (8.30%) SOAP
26 125 (8.04%) HTTP
27 116 (7.46%) Python
28 115 (7.40%) Security Cleared
29 114 (7.33%) Scrum
30 112 (7.20%) VMware

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 255 (16.40%) WebLogic
2 234 (15.05%) WebSphere
3 145 (9.32%) Apache
4 93 (5.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 89 (5.72%) Tomcat
6 82 (5.27%) Oracle Service Bus
7 81 (5.21%) JBoss
8 69 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 62 (3.99%) IIS
9 62 (3.99%) BizTalk Server
10 53 (3.41%) IBM HTTP Server
11 45 (2.89%) MQSeries
12 42 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 40 (2.57%) Confluence
14 39 (2.51%) WebLogic Portal
15 34 (2.19%) SharePoint
16 26 (1.67%) WebSphere Process Server
17 19 (1.22%) TIBCO EMS
18 17 (1.09%) AquaLogic
18 17 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 56 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.54%) MS Office
3 12 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.58%) MS Project
6 8 (0.51%) SPSS
7 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.064%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 86 (5.53%) Oracle EBS
2 80 (5.14%) Oracle BPM
3 43 (2.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (2.12%) Oracle Applications
5 25 (1.61%) Documaker
6 22 (1.41%) SAP CRM
7 14 (0.90%) Oracle FAH
8 11 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
9 10 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (0.64%) ION MarketView
9 10 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.58%) RMDS
11 6 (0.39%) ENOVIA
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.32%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.35%) SaaS
3 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.64%) PaaS
6 9 (0.58%) Office 365
7 7 (0.45%) IaaS
8 6 (0.39%) GitHub
9 3 (0.19%) Force.com
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.064%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.064%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.064%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 125 (8.04%) HTTP
2 102 (6.56%) Firewall
3 83 (5.34%) SSL
4 77 (4.95%) SAN
5 51 (3.28%) DNS
6 45 (2.89%) FTP
7 42 (2.70%) Internet
8 41 (2.64%) LDAP
9 40 (2.57%) LAN
10 37 (2.38%) WAN
11 33 (2.12%) NAS
12 32 (2.06%) HTTPS
13 26 (1.67%) TCP/IP
13 26 (1.67%) DHCP
14 16 (1.03%) VPN
14 16 (1.03%) BIG-IP
15 13 (0.84%) Network Security
16 11 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 10 (0.64%) Intranet
18 9 (0.58%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (12.73%) Oracle Database
2 172 (11.06%) SQL Server
3 107 (6.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 49 (3.15%) Oracle BI EE
5 48 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 46 (2.96%) Oracle ODI
7 39 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (2.51%) NoSQL
8 36 (2.32%) DB2
8 36 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
9 32 (2.06%) Oracle Exadata
10 28 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (1.74%) MySQL
12 24 (1.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 23 (1.48%) Hadoop
14 21 (1.35%) MongoDB
14 21 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (1.29%) RDBMS
16 18 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
17 17 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 106 (6.82%) JIRA
2 58 (3.73%) Maven
3 55 (3.54%) Git (software)
4 50 (3.22%) Jenkins
5 43 (2.77%) Subversion
6 34 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
7 30 (1.93%) Ant
8 24 (1.54%) Eclipse
9 23 (1.48%) Introscope
10 21 (1.35%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.29%) Hudson
12 18 (1.16%) Visual Studio
13 16 (1.03%) JUnit
14 15 (0.96%) ClearCase
15 10 (0.64%) Selenium
15 10 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.64%) SoapUI
16 9 (0.58%) PVCS
16 9 (0.58%) ClearQuest
General
1 420 (27.01%) Finance
2 227 (14.60%) Banking
3 87 (5.59%) Front Office
4 85 (5.47%) Investment Banking
5 59 (3.79%) Retail
6 51 (3.28%) Billing
7 49 (3.15%) Telecoms
8 37 (2.38%) Financial Institution
9 34 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.09%) Legal
11 16 (1.03%) Advertising
12 15 (0.96%) Back Office
13 11 (0.71%) Automotive
14 9 (0.58%) Marketing
14 9 (0.58%) Games
14 9 (0.58%) Publishing
15 7 (0.45%) French Language
15 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.39%) Electronics
16 6 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 326 (20.96%) Developer
2 315 (20.26%) Architect
3 142 (9.13%) Analyst
4 132 (8.49%) Consultant
5 125 (8.04%) Solutions Architect
6 85 (5.47%) Java Developer
7 73 (4.69%) Project Manager
8 65 (4.18%) Administrator
9 52 (3.34%) Oracle Consultant
10 45 (2.89%) Software Engineer
11 43 (2.77%) Technical Architect
12 42 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
13 41 (2.64%) Middleware Developer
14 37 (2.38%) DBA
14 37 (2.38%) Middleware Consultant
15 36 (2.32%) Middleware Engineer
15 36 (2.32%) Designer
15 36 (2.32%) Support Analyst
15 36 (2.32%) Oracle Developer
16 34 (2.19%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (12.99%) Oracle Fusion
2 201 (12.93%) Web Services
3 196 (12.60%) XML
4 168 (10.80%) .NET
5 138 (8.87%) JMS
6 129 (8.30%) SOAP
7 96 (6.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 94 (6.05%) J2EE
9 93 (5.98%) REST
10 78 (5.02%) Spring
11 73 (4.69%) HTML
12 59 (3.79%) Java EE
12 59 (3.79%) XSD
13 48 (3.09%) WCF
14 47 (3.02%) JSON
15 46 (2.96%) XSLT
15 46 (2.96%) JDBC
15 46 (2.96%) WSDL
15 46 (2.96%) WebCenter
16 43 (2.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 54 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.41%) Open Source
5 52 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (3.34%) Mainframe
6 50 (3.22%) Clustering
7 37 (2.38%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.25%) Fixed Income
9 29 (1.86%) Derivative
10 26 (1.67%) DataPower
11 24 (1.54%) Visualisation
12 23 (1.48%) iSeries
12 23 (1.48%) Hedge funds
13 22 (1.41%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.29%) AS400
15 19 (1.22%) User Experience
16 18 (1.16%) Data Integration
17 17 (1.09%) Fat Client
17 17 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 402 (25.85%) Linux
2 359 (23.09%) UNIX
3 283 (18.20%) Windows
4 110 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (5.98%) Solaris
6 59 (3.79%) AIX
7 42 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
8 39 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.54%) MVS
10 20 (1.29%) zOS
10 20 (1.29%) HPUX
10 20 (1.29%) SELinux
11 15 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.96%) VME
12 13 (0.84%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.64%) Android
15 9 (0.58%) SUSE
16 6 (0.39%) VxWorks
16 6 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (24.69%) SOA
2 244 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (11.25%) ITIL
4 114 (7.33%) Scrum
5 112 (7.20%) Project Management
6 106 (6.82%) CRM
6 106 (6.82%) UML
7 96 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
8 87 (5.59%) Migration
8 87 (5.59%) TOGAF
9 86 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
10 83 (5.34%) Configuration Management
11 80 (5.14%) Software Engineering
11 80 (5.14%) DevOps
12 79 (5.08%) OO
13 74 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 69 (4.44%) Multithreading
15 66 (4.24%) Workflow
15 66 (4.24%) TDD
16 64 (4.12%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 429 (27.59%) Java
2 301 (19.36%) SQL
3 116 (7.46%) Python
4 106 (6.82%) C#
5 87 (5.59%) Shell Script
6 85 (5.47%) C++
7 81 (5.21%) Perl
8 76 (4.89%) Bash Shell
9 63 (4.05%) C
10 57 (3.67%) JavaScript
10 57 (3.67%) PL/SQL
11 56 (3.60%) Jython
12 49 (3.15%) VB
13 48 (3.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 35 (2.25%) PowerShell
14 35 (2.25%) Ruby
15 26 (1.67%) XQuery
16 25 (1.61%) XPath
17 21 (1.35%) T-SQL
18 20 (1.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 115 (7.40%) Security Cleared
2 83 (5.34%) SC Cleared
3 72 (4.63%) Degree
4 27 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.03%) ISEB
6 14 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.84%) CISSP
8 10 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (0.64%) CCNA
9 8 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.51%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.45%) CCNP
10 7 (0.45%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.39%) CISM
11 6 (0.39%) PMP
12 5 (0.32%) MCSE
12 5 (0.32%) CISA
13 4 (0.26%) MCSD
14 3 (0.19%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.60%) QA
2 34 (2.19%) SLA
3 24 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.39%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.064%) COREP
8 1 (0.064%) COSO
8 1 (0.064%) COBIT
8 1 (0.064%) HL7
8 1 (0.064%) Basel II
System Software
1 84 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (5.02%) Oracle RAC
3 51 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 42 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 24 (1.54%) vCloud
6 14 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.84%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.71%) RHEV
8 11 (0.71%) NFS
9 10 (0.64%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.64%) KVM
10 9 (0.58%) Firmware
10 9 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.51%) vSphere
11 8 (0.51%) Platform Symphony
12 5 (0.32%) XenApp
13 4 (0.26%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.26%) SRDF
14 3 (0.19%) XenServer
15 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (4.89%) Puppet
2 67 (4.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 54 (3.47%) Oracle Identity Management
4 36 (2.32%) OpenView
4 36 (2.32%) Control-M
5 33 (2.12%) BladeLogic
6 32 (2.06%) Tivoli
7 18 (1.16%) Nagios
8 16 (1.03%) OPNET
9 15 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
9 15 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.96%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.90%) WMI
10 14 (0.90%) YUM
11 13 (0.84%) SCOM
12 11 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (0.71%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 9 (0.58%) CA Wily
15 8 (0.51%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 656 (42.19%) Oracle
2 226 (14.53%) IBM
3 207 (13.31%) Microsoft
4 140 (9.00%) Red Hat
5 112 (7.20%) VMware
6 101 (6.50%) TIBCO
7 93 (5.98%) SAP
8 92 (5.92%) HP
9 57 (3.67%) Citrix
10 44 (2.83%) Siebel
11 41 (2.64%) Cisco
12 38 (2.44%) Remedy
13 36 (2.32%) Sybase
14 33 (2.12%) Informatica
14 33 (2.12%) 29West
15 32 (2.06%) CA
16 31 (1.99%) BMC
17 28 (1.80%) Atlassian
18 27 (1.74%) Intel
19 26 (1.67%) SolarWinds
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago