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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 164 111 124
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 738 929 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.80% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.96% 6.47% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 528 475
Average daily rate
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£450 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £17.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.37%

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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -54 677 £450 -4.25% 137
London -60 307 £500 - 65
South East -32 118 £480 +12.94% 22
City of London -30 97 £500 -8.46% 28
West Midlands +15 48 £425 +3.97% 9
Yorkshire +1 44 £400 -5.88% 11
Scotland 0 41 £400 - 2
South West +3 36 £400 -1.84% 10
North West -62 36 £425 +13.33% 3
East of England +7 34 £525 +70.73% 9
Hampshire -44 33 £470 +21.29% 7
Edinburgh -1 28 £413 -12.69% 1
East Midlands +14 26 £360 -10.00% 4
West Yorkshire -6 26 £413 -2.94% 9
Oxfordshire -6 24 £550 +4.76% 4
Berkshire +7 21 £375 -11.24% 6
Bristol +6 20 £413 -17.50% 8
Leeds +5 19 £411 +16.00% 6
Surrey +2 19 £450 +20.00%
Manchester -6 16 £425 -10.52% 3
Oxford -6 16 £550 - 3
Buckinghamshire -7 15 £325 -30.48% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 15 £250 -52.38% 1
North East -16 15 £250 -52.38% 2
Tyne and Wear -19 15 £250 -52.38% 1
Warwickshire +6 14 £425 -
Cheshire -31 13 £420 +24.44%
Milton Keynes -8 12 £313 -34.21% 4
Basingstoke -11 12 £443 +14.19%
Nottinghamshire +10 11 £295 -24.35%

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 688 (43.41%) Oracle
2 487 (30.73%) Java
3 433 (27.32%) Linux
4 412 (25.99%) Finance
5 381 (24.04%) UNIX
6 380 (23.97%) SOA
7 321 (20.25%) Windows
8 312 (19.68%) SQL
9 276 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
10 270 (17.03%) WebLogic
11 266 (16.78%) WebSphere
12 244 (15.39%) IBM
13 242 (15.27%) Oracle Fusion
14 234 (14.76%) Banking
15 210 (13.25%) Oracle Database
16 206 (13.00%) ITIL
17 204 (12.87%) XML
18 182 (11.48%) Web Services
19 173 (10.91%) Microsoft
20 165 (10.41%) Red Hat
21 164 (10.35%) SQL Server
22 149 (9.40%) .NET
23 145 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 145 (9.15%) Security Cleared
24 139 (8.77%) Apache
25 124 (7.82%) Solaris
26 123 (7.76%) Project Management
27 121 (7.63%) Oracle Database 11g
28 112 (7.07%) JMS
28 112 (7.07%) Analytical Skills

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 270 (17.03%) WebLogic
2 266 (16.78%) WebSphere
3 139 (8.77%) Apache
4 105 (6.62%) Tomcat
5 97 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 92 (5.80%) Oracle Service Bus
7 86 (5.43%) JBoss
8 75 (4.73%) WebSphere Application Server
9 70 (4.42%) IIS
10 50 (3.15%) IBM HTTP Server
11 46 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
12 42 (2.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 40 (2.52%) WebLogic Portal
14 37 (2.33%) SharePoint
15 36 (2.27%) MQSeries
16 27 (1.70%) CMS
16 27 (1.70%) Confluence
17 23 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
17 23 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
17 23 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 66 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.83%) MS Office
3 13 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.50%) SPSS
6 7 (0.44%) MS Project
7 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 93 (5.87%) Oracle BPM
2 71 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
5 28 (1.77%) Documaker
6 22 (1.39%) SAP CRM
7 14 (0.88%) Oracle FAH
8 12 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
10 9 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.57%) Markit EDM
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.50%) RMDS
12 5 (0.32%) Adaptiv
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.20%) SaaS
2 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.57%) Office 365
5 8 (0.50%) PaaS
6 7 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.32%) IaaS
8 3 (0.19%) SoftLayer
8 3 (0.19%) Force.com
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.063%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 110 (6.94%) HTTP
2 106 (6.69%) Firewall
3 92 (5.80%) SAN
4 71 (4.48%) SSL
5 49 (3.09%) NAS
6 47 (2.97%) LDAP
7 43 (2.71%) DNS
7 43 (2.71%) LAN
8 40 (2.52%) Internet
8 40 (2.52%) TCP/IP
9 39 (2.46%) WAN
10 37 (2.33%) FTP
11 34 (2.15%) HTTPS
12 18 (1.14%) DHCP
13 16 (1.01%) BIG-IP
14 13 (0.82%) Network Security
14 13 (0.82%) DMZ
15 12 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (0.69%) DVB
16 11 (0.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (13.25%) Oracle Database
2 164 (10.35%) SQL Server
3 121 (7.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 69 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
5 56 (3.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 47 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 46 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
8 40 (2.52%) DB2
9 39 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (1.64%) Oracle Exadata
11 25 (1.58%) MySQL
12 24 (1.51%) NoSQL
13 23 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
13 23 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 19 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.20%) Oracle Discoverer
15 17 (1.07%) MongoDB
16 16 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
16 16 (1.01%) KDB
17 15 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 90 (5.68%) JIRA
2 73 (4.61%) Maven
3 65 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 57 (3.60%) Subversion
5 52 (3.28%) Jenkins
6 48 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
7 30 (1.89%) Hudson
8 28 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 25 (1.58%) Ant
10 24 (1.51%) JUnit
11 17 (1.07%) Introscope
11 17 (1.07%) ClearCase
12 15 (0.95%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.82%) Toad
13 13 (0.82%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.76%) Mockito
14 12 (0.76%) NetBeans
14 12 (0.76%) Selenium
15 11 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 412 (25.99%) Finance
2 234 (14.76%) Banking
3 95 (5.99%) Front Office
4 87 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 70 (4.42%) Retail
6 45 (2.84%) Billing
7 38 (2.40%) Financial Institution
7 38 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.02%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.39%) Legal
10 15 (0.95%) Automotive
11 14 (0.88%) Publishing
12 13 (0.82%) Back Office
13 11 (0.69%) Marketing
13 11 (0.69%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.69%) Advertising
14 7 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.44%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.38%) German Language
15 6 (0.38%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 337 (21.26%) Developer
2 298 (18.80%) Architect
3 176 (11.10%) Analyst
4 146 (9.21%) Consultant
5 125 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
6 119 (7.51%) Java Developer
7 82 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 66 (4.16%) Administrator
9 60 (3.79%) Oracle Developer
10 48 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
10 48 (3.03%) Business Analyst
11 46 (2.90%) Oracle Consultant
11 46 (2.90%) Support Analyst
12 44 (2.78%) Middleware Engineer
13 42 (2.65%) Middleware Developer
14 40 (2.52%) Software Engineer
15 39 (2.46%) DBA
16 36 (2.27%) Middleware Consultant
17 34 (2.15%) Oracle DBA
17 34 (2.15%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (15.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 204 (12.87%) XML
3 182 (11.48%) Web Services
4 149 (9.40%) .NET
5 112 (7.07%) JMS
6 109 (6.88%) J2EE
7 108 (6.81%) WebSphere MQ
8 107 (6.75%) SOAP
9 89 (5.62%) HTML
10 78 (4.92%) Spring
11 73 (4.61%) REST
12 62 (3.91%) XSLT
13 60 (3.79%) XSD
14 57 (3.60%) Java EE
15 52 (3.28%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 51 (3.22%) WebCenter
17 48 (3.03%) JSON
18 47 (2.97%) CSS
19 46 (2.90%) WSDL
20 45 (2.84%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 58 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (3.60%) Open Source
5 56 (3.53%) Clustering
5 56 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 48 (3.03%) Mainframe
7 46 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 38 (2.40%) Fixed Income
9 32 (2.02%) Replication
10 29 (1.83%) DataPower
11 28 (1.77%) Derivative
12 22 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 22 (1.39%) User Experience
13 21 (1.32%) Visualisation
14 17 (1.07%) SWIFT
15 16 (1.01%) Equities
15 16 (1.01%) Statistics
16 15 (0.95%) N-Tier
17 14 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 433 (27.32%) Linux
2 381 (24.04%) UNIX
3 321 (20.25%) Windows
4 145 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 124 (7.82%) Solaris
6 70 (4.42%) AIX
7 45 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
9 28 (1.77%) HPUX
10 25 (1.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 22 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (1.14%) SUSE
13 17 (1.07%) zOS
14 15 (0.95%) Android
15 14 (0.88%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.57%) VME
17 7 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.38%) VxWorks
18 6 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (23.97%) SOA
2 276 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (13.00%) ITIL
4 123 (7.76%) Project Management
5 109 (6.88%) Scrum
6 105 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
7 101 (6.37%) Migration
8 99 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 92 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
10 85 (5.36%) Configuration Management
11 82 (5.17%) UML
12 79 (4.98%) Multithreading
13 76 (4.79%) TOGAF
14 73 (4.61%) OO
14 73 (4.61%) CRM
14 73 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
15 71 (4.48%) Low Latency
15 71 (4.48%) Software Engineering
16 68 (4.29%) DevOps
17 65 (4.10%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 487 (30.73%) Java
2 312 (19.68%) SQL
3 108 (6.81%) Python
4 97 (6.12%) C#
5 91 (5.74%) Shell Script
6 89 (5.62%) C++
7 82 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 75 (4.73%) Perl
9 71 (4.48%) PL/SQL
10 62 (3.91%) C
11 59 (3.72%) JavaScript
12 53 (3.34%) Jython
13 50 (3.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 47 (2.97%) PowerShell
15 41 (2.59%) Ruby
16 37 (2.33%) VB
17 22 (1.39%) XPath
18 21 (1.32%) T-SQL
19 18 (1.14%) XQuery
20 17 (1.07%) Korn
Qualifications
1 145 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 96 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 79 (4.98%) Degree
4 27 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.39%) ISEB
6 19 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.76%) ISTQB
9 11 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.63%) CCNA
11 9 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.44%) CISSP
13 7 (0.44%) PMP
13 7 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.44%) CCNP
14 6 (0.38%) Sun Certification
14 6 (0.38%) CISM
15 5 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.19%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.60%) QA
2 29 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.32%) SLA
4 9 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.38%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) HL7
9 1 (0.063%) COBIT
9 1 (0.063%) EMIR
System Software
1 90 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (5.24%) Oracle RAC
3 42 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 31 (1.96%) VMware ESX
5 25 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 21 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.07%) vCloud
8 14 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 14 (0.88%) NFS
8 14 (0.88%) Terminal Services
9 12 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.76%) XenApp
10 11 (0.69%) KVM
11 10 (0.63%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.57%) Firmware
12 9 (0.57%) RHEV
13 8 (0.50%) Platform Symphony
14 6 (0.38%) SRDF
14 6 (0.38%) vSphere
14 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 78 (4.92%) Puppet
2 70 (4.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 53 (3.34%) Oracle Identity Management
4 40 (2.52%) OpenView
5 26 (1.64%) Tivoli
6 24 (1.51%) Control-M
7 22 (1.39%) BladeLogic
8 16 (1.01%) OPNET
8 16 (1.01%) Data Guard
8 16 (1.01%) SCCM
9 15 (0.95%) SELinux
9 15 (0.95%) HP SIM
10 14 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
11 12 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 9 (0.57%) SCOM
13 9 (0.57%) Nagios
14 8 (0.50%) yum
14 8 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.50%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 688 (43.41%) Oracle
2 244 (15.39%) IBM
3 173 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 165 (10.41%) Red Hat
5 108 (6.81%) VMware
6 106 (6.69%) TIBCO
7 104 (6.56%) HP
8 92 (5.80%) SAP
9 59 (3.72%) Citrix
10 44 (2.78%) Cisco
11 37 (2.33%) CA
12 34 (2.15%) Siebel
12 34 (2.15%) Remedy
12 34 (2.15%) 29West
13 33 (2.08%) Sybase
14 32 (2.02%) EMC
14 32 (2.02%) Informatica
15 30 (1.89%) F5
16 25 (1.58%) Symantec
17 24 (1.51%) BMC
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £80000 - £110000 per annum + or £600pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £519.13 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
JM
Rate: £450 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: 400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Salary: As per market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago