The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 158 158 130
Rank change year-on-year
0 -28
Contract jobs citing Middleware 748 701 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.38% 1.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.95% 4.92% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 411 454
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £407 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 25
Average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £35.83 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £49.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15105 14234 14850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.92% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9741 9047 9067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 296 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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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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 +9 686 £455 +0.55% 166
London +16 366 £475 -9.52% 84
South East +10 105 £400 -11.11% 23
City of London 0 100 £475 -13.63% 40
North West -1 57 £500 +26.98% 8
West Midlands +6 39 £450 +2.27% 5
Hampshire 0 37 £400 -11.11% 4
Scotland -14 33 £282 -30.58% 11
Yorkshire +1 32 £475 +26.66% 11
South West -45 28 £458 +9.25% 9
West Yorkshire +14 24 £488 +32.20% 10
Berkshire +9 23 £425 -13.92% 6
East of England -20 23 £450 +12.50% 16
Manchester +8 20 £500 +42.85%
Leeds +16 19 £500 +48.14% 4
Surrey +4 18 £538 +53.57% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 16 £350 -9.67% 2
Cheshire -12 15 £375 +25.00% 3
Edinburgh -26 14 £408 -1.21% 4
Birmingham 0 13 £425 -0.29% 2
East Midlands -3 13 £450 +9.09% 8
Southampton +2 12 £313 +31.57% 1
Glasgow 0 12 £280 -17.03% 7
Milton Keynes +4 11 £350 -12.50%
Lancashire -2 11 £550 - 4
Bristol -20 10 £465 - 2
Reading +11 9 £450 -1.63% 3
Warwickshire +2 8 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 8 £421 +68.50% 4
Nottinghamshire +12 7 - - 3

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 623 (42.32%) Oracle
2 424 (28.80%) Java
3 385 (26.15%) Linux
4 380 (25.82%) Finance
5 358 (24.32%) SOA
6 336 (22.83%) UNIX
7 267 (18.14%) SQL
8 249 (16.92%) WebLogic
9 243 (16.51%) Windows
10 226 (15.35%) Web Services
11 219 (14.88%) XML
12 218 (14.81%) Oracle Fusion
13 201 (13.65%) WebSphere
14 196 (13.32%) Banking
15 195 (13.25%) .NET
16 194 (13.18%) SQL Server
17 187 (12.70%) Microsoft
18 179 (12.16%) Oracle Database
19 168 (11.41%) IBM
20 152 (10.33%) ITIL
21 136 (9.24%) Security Cleared
22 129 (8.76%) Apache
23 123 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
24 115 (7.81%) SC Cleared
25 112 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
26 107 (7.27%) TIBCO
27 105 (7.13%) J2EE
28 104 (7.07%) VMware
29 102 (6.93%) C#
30 101 (6.86%) Shell Script

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 249 (16.92%) WebLogic
2 201 (13.65%) WebSphere
3 129 (8.76%) Apache
4 82 (5.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 82 (5.57%) Oracle Service Bus
5 69 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
6 64 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 47 (3.19%) SharePoint
8 38 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
9 37 (2.51%) IIS
10 30 (2.04%) MQSeries
10 30 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
11 28 (1.90%) Oracle Application Server
12 26 (1.77%) TIBCO EMS
13 24 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 24 (1.63%) WebLogic Portal
13 24 (1.63%) Confluence
14 17 (1.15%) Mule
15 16 (1.09%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.95%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 61 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.63%) MS Office
3 19 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.09%) MS Project
5 9 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (5.30%) Oracle EBS
2 62 (4.21%) Oracle Applications
3 50 (3.40%) Oracle BPM
4 45 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
5 27 (1.83%) SAP CRM
6 15 (1.02%) RMDS
7 13 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
9 10 (0.68%) Documaker
10 8 (0.54%) Oracle FAH
10 8 (0.54%) ION MarketView
11 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
13 3 (0.20%) PolarLake
13 3 (0.20%) Endur
13 3 (0.20%) Adaptiv
13 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.20%) Siebel Analytics
14 2 (0.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.04%) SaaS
2 21 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.15%) PaaS
5 14 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.88%) IaaS
7 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.41%) GitHub
9 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.068%) Force.com
10 1 (0.068%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.068%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.89%) HTTP
2 70 (4.76%) Firewall
3 68 (4.62%) SAN
4 52 (3.53%) DNS
5 45 (3.06%) Internet
6 43 (2.92%) SSL
7 42 (2.85%) LAN
8 41 (2.79%) WAN
9 37 (2.51%) FTP
10 35 (2.38%) LDAP
11 26 (1.77%) Intranet
12 25 (1.70%) TCP/IP
13 24 (1.63%) VPN
14 23 (1.56%) DHCP
15 19 (1.29%) NAS
16 15 (1.02%) HTTPS
17 14 (0.95%) Network Security
18 10 (0.68%) SSH
18 10 (0.68%) DMZ
19 9 (0.61%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 179 (12.16%) Oracle Database
3 101 (6.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 76 (5.16%) Relational Database
5 59 (4.01%) Oracle BI EE
6 52 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
7 40 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 37 (2.51%) MySQL
9 35 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 35 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (2.31%) NoSQL
11 31 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
11 31 (2.11%) Oracle Discoverer
12 30 (2.04%) DB2
13 26 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (1.63%) MongoDB
15 19 (1.29%) Hadoop
15 19 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 71 (4.82%) JIRA
2 59 (4.01%) Maven
3 53 (3.60%) Subversion
4 52 (3.53%) Git (software)
5 51 (3.46%) Jenkins
6 47 (3.19%) Oracle Forms
7 29 (1.97%) Ant
8 24 (1.63%) Eclipse
9 23 (1.56%) Visual Studio
9 23 (1.56%) JUnit
10 19 (1.29%) Introscope
11 18 (1.22%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.15%) TeamCity
13 14 (0.95%) LoadRunner
14 12 (0.82%) Hudson
15 11 (0.75%) ClearQuest
16 10 (0.68%) NUnit
16 10 (0.68%) Toad
17 9 (0.61%) Mercurial
17 9 (0.61%) JDeveloper
General
1 380 (25.82%) Finance
2 196 (13.32%) Banking
3 87 (5.91%) Front Office
4 81 (5.50%) Investment Banking
5 56 (3.80%) Retail
6 45 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.51%) Billing
8 33 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 32 (2.17%) Financial Institution
10 23 (1.56%) Back Office
11 20 (1.36%) Advertising
12 17 (1.15%) Marketing
13 13 (0.88%) Games
14 11 (0.75%) Legal
15 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.61%) Publishing
15 9 (0.61%) Electronics
15 9 (0.61%) Automotive
16 7 (0.48%) French Language
17 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 316 (21.47%) Architect
2 305 (20.72%) Developer
3 146 (9.92%) Analyst
4 134 (9.10%) Consultant
5 113 (7.68%) Solutions Architect
6 84 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 57 (3.87%) DBA
8 52 (3.53%) Oracle DBA
8 52 (3.53%) Project Manager
9 50 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
10 45 (3.06%) Administrator
11 38 (2.58%) Technical Architect
12 37 (2.51%) Oracle Consultant
13 36 (2.45%) .NET Developer
13 36 (2.45%) Middleware Consultant
14 33 (2.24%) Designer
14 33 (2.24%) Senior Developer
15 32 (2.17%) Middleware Engineer
16 29 (1.97%) Oracle Applications DBA
17 28 (1.90%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (15.35%) Web Services
2 219 (14.88%) XML
3 218 (14.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 195 (13.25%) .NET
5 105 (7.13%) J2EE
6 95 (6.45%) REST
7 92 (6.25%) SOAP
8 89 (6.05%) JMS
9 88 (5.98%) Spring
10 83 (5.64%) HTML
11 69 (4.69%) CSS
11 69 (4.69%) WebSphere MQ
12 62 (4.21%) Java EE
13 59 (4.01%) XSLT
14 57 (3.87%) WCF
15 54 (3.67%) ASP.NET
16 48 (3.26%) JSON
17 43 (2.92%) HTML5
18 40 (2.72%) jQuery
18 40 (2.72%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 71 (4.82%) Open Source
2 51 (3.46%) Mainframe
3 41 (2.79%) Clustering
4 37 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 33 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.11%) Replication
7 29 (1.97%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.56%) iSeries
9 22 (1.49%) PKI
9 22 (1.49%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.36%) DTV
12 19 (1.29%) AS400
12 19 (1.29%) Derivative
12 19 (1.29%) Data Integration
13 18 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
14 17 (1.15%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.09%) STB
15 16 (1.09%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 385 (26.15%) Linux
2 336 (22.83%) UNIX
3 243 (16.51%) Windows
4 90 (6.11%) Solaris
5 77 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 55 (3.74%) AIX
7 33 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
9 24 (1.63%) zOS
10 21 (1.43%) MVS
11 16 (1.09%) VME
12 15 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.02%) HPUX
12 15 (1.02%) Android
13 12 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.61%) SELinux
16 6 (0.41%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (24.32%) SOA
2 152 (10.33%) ITIL
3 123 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
5 100 (6.79%) CRM
6 99 (6.73%) Scrum
7 93 (6.32%) Project Management
8 91 (6.18%) UML
9 80 (5.43%) Migration
9 80 (5.43%) TOGAF
10 77 (5.23%) Configuration Management
11 76 (5.16%) Software Engineering
12 70 (4.76%) OO
13 69 (4.69%) DevOps
14 68 (4.62%) MVC
15 65 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
16 63 (4.28%) TDD
17 62 (4.21%) ERP
18 60 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 424 (28.80%) Java
2 267 (18.14%) SQL
3 102 (6.93%) C#
4 101 (6.86%) Shell Script
5 85 (5.77%) Python
6 80 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 80 (5.43%) Perl
7 69 (4.69%) PL/SQL
8 65 (4.42%) C++
9 51 (3.46%) VB
10 47 (3.19%) C
11 35 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 33 (2.24%) Korn
13 25 (1.70%) Scala
13 25 (1.70%) Jython
13 25 (1.70%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.43%) VBScript
14 21 (1.43%) XPath
15 20 (1.36%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 136 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 115 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 82 (5.57%) Degree
4 21 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.09%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.88%) PMP
7 13 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.82%) CISSP
9 11 (0.75%) MCSE
10 10 (0.68%) ISEB
11 7 (0.48%) CISA
12 6 (0.41%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.34%) IBM AIX Certification
14 4 (0.27%) MCSD
14 4 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.27%) CISM
15 3 (0.20%) OCP
15 3 (0.20%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.24%) QA
1 33 (2.24%) SLA
2 15 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.068%) COREP
8 1 (0.068%) Basel II
8 1 (0.068%) HL7
8 1 (0.068%) COSO
System Software
1 68 (4.62%) Oracle RAC
2 67 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (3.67%) VMware ESX
3 54 (3.67%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (0.95%) vSphere
6 12 (0.82%) KVM
6 12 (0.82%) vCloud
7 10 (0.68%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.61%) RHEV
9 8 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (0.54%) SRDF
10 6 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.41%) XenApp
11 5 (0.34%) Veritas File System
11 5 (0.34%) GPFS
11 5 (0.34%) NFS
12 3 (0.20%) XenServer
12 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (4.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 58 (3.94%) Puppet
3 39 (2.65%) BladeLogic
4 31 (2.11%) Tivoli
5 30 (2.04%) Control-M
6 24 (1.63%) Oracle Identity Management
7 20 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (1.22%) Nagios
9 15 (1.02%) NetBackup
9 15 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (0.95%) WMI
10 14 (0.95%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.95%) YUM
11 12 (0.82%) SCOM
11 12 (0.82%) Vagrant
12 11 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
12 11 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 6 (0.41%) CA LISA
14 5 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 5 (0.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 623 (42.32%) Oracle
2 187 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 168 (11.41%) IBM
4 107 (7.27%) TIBCO
5 104 (7.07%) VMware
6 97 (6.59%) Red Hat
7 81 (5.50%) SAP
8 72 (4.89%) JBoss
9 70 (4.76%) HP
10 54 (3.67%) Citrix
11 41 (2.79%) Sybase
12 30 (2.04%) CA
13 29 (1.97%) Siebel
13 29 (1.97%) EMC
14 28 (1.90%) 29West
15 27 (1.83%) Intel
16 23 (1.56%) Splunk
16 23 (1.56%) Remedy
17 21 (1.43%) Veritas
17 21 (1.43%) Informatica
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South Wales
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Hertfordshire
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