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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 154 145 121
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -24
Contract jobs citing Middleware 828 802 947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.52% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.36% 5.27% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 462 508
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £414
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 25
Average hourly rate £28.63 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.38% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £38.38 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-36.38% +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
15445 15232 15833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 28.88% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9999 9783 9533
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
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 187 269 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +2 757 £465 -2.10% 151
London +4 414 £475 -9.52% 75
City of London +9 116 £435 -20.90% 38
South East -1 99 £458 +7.01% 20
West Midlands +10 57 £425 +3.03% 7
North West +4 53 £450 +50.00% 8
Hampshire -3 33 £425 -0.58% 10
Yorkshire -12 28 £425 +13.33% 11
Scotland -27 28 £360 -14.02% 6
East of England -13 27 £475 -7.76% 20
Manchester +14 26 £494 +23.43% 5
South West -20 26 £456 +7.35% 10
North East -9 25 £313 -26.47%
West Yorkshire +7 24 £443 +22.06% 5
Warwickshire +9 22 £430 -
Surrey +6 21 £338 -6.25% 2
Berkshire +10 18 £475 +5.55% 3
East Midlands +10 17 £488 +50.00%
Oxfordshire -5 16 £495 +10.00% 2
Bristol -6 14 £456 - 7
Edinburgh -17 14 £400 - 1
Leeds +1 12 £500 +29.03% 5
Hertfordshire -15 11 £500 +26.98% 7
Nottinghamshire +18 10 £575 +91.66%
Oxford -1 10 £525 +13.51%
Birmingham -12 10 £425 +3.03% 1
Nottingham +19 9 £575 +91.66%
Glasgow -17 9 £318 -29.44% 5
Cheshire -18 9 £456 +81.05% 2
Coventry -1 8 £425 +11.84% 2

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 658 (41.99%) Oracle
2 427 (27.25%) Java
3 410 (26.16%) Linux
4 404 (25.78%) Finance
5 397 (25.34%) SOA
6 379 (24.19%) UNIX
7 292 (18.63%) SQL
8 279 (17.80%) WebLogic
9 269 (17.17%) Windows
10 247 (15.76%) WebSphere
11 237 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
12 228 (14.55%) Web Services
13 225 (14.36%) IBM
14 220 (14.04%) Banking
15 219 (13.98%) Microsoft
16 213 (13.59%) XML
17 205 (13.08%) Oracle Fusion
18 193 (12.32%) Oracle Database
19 190 (12.13%) .NET
20 188 (12.00%) SQL Server
21 172 (10.98%) ITIL
22 153 (9.76%) Apache
23 140 (8.93%) JMS
24 130 (8.30%) HTTP
25 129 (8.23%) Red Hat
26 125 (7.98%) SOAP
27 116 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
27 116 (7.40%) Scrum
28 114 (7.28%) Project Management
28 114 (7.28%) CRM

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 279 (17.80%) WebLogic
2 247 (15.76%) WebSphere
3 153 (9.76%) Apache
4 94 (6.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 91 (5.81%) Oracle Service Bus
6 84 (5.36%) Tomcat
7 72 (4.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 70 (4.47%) BizTalk Server
9 57 (3.64%) IIS
10 55 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
11 47 (3.00%) SharePoint
12 46 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 42 (2.68%) WebLogic Portal
14 41 (2.62%) MQSeries
15 39 (2.49%) Confluence
16 23 (1.47%) WebSphere Process Server
16 23 (1.47%) Oracle Application Server
17 18 (1.15%) TIBCO EMS
18 15 (0.96%) MS Exchange
19 14 (0.89%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 70 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.72%) MS Office
3 17 (1.08%) MS Project
4 16 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.38%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 86 (5.49%) Oracle EBS
2 81 (5.17%) Oracle BPM
3 48 (3.06%) Oracle Applications
4 46 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 26 (1.66%) SAP CRM
6 21 (1.34%) Documaker
7 16 (1.02%) Oracle FAH
8 11 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
8 11 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
9 9 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.57%) RMDS
10 8 (0.51%) ION MarketView
11 7 (0.45%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
12 6 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (0.38%) ENOVIA
13 5 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
13 5 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.53%) SaaS
3 20 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (0.96%) PaaS
7 10 (0.64%) IaaS
8 8 (0.51%) Office 365
9 6 (0.38%) GitHub
10 4 (0.26%) Force.com
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.064%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.064%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 130 (8.30%) HTTP
2 96 (6.13%) Firewall
3 84 (5.36%) SSL
4 76 (4.85%) SAN
5 52 (3.32%) DNS
6 48 (3.06%) Internet
7 45 (2.87%) LDAP
8 43 (2.74%) FTP
9 41 (2.62%) LAN
10 36 (2.30%) WAN
11 33 (2.11%) HTTPS
12 29 (1.85%) NAS
13 24 (1.53%) TCP/IP
14 22 (1.40%) Intranet
14 22 (1.40%) DHCP
15 20 (1.28%) VPN
16 13 (0.83%) Network Security
17 12 (0.77%) BIG-IP
18 11 (0.70%) SSH
19 8 (0.51%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (12.32%) Oracle Database
2 188 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 99 (6.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 62 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 58 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 51 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
8 45 (2.87%) NoSQL
9 41 (2.62%) DB2
10 40 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
11 37 (2.36%) MySQL
12 32 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
14 26 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
15 25 (1.60%) Oracle Discoverer
15 25 (1.60%) RDBMS
15 25 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 24 (1.53%) Hadoop
16 24 (1.53%) MongoDB
16 24 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 101 (6.45%) JIRA
2 57 (3.64%) Maven
2 57 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 45 (2.87%) Subversion
5 39 (2.49%) Oracle Forms
6 29 (1.85%) Ant
7 27 (1.72%) Introscope
8 26 (1.66%) Eclipse
9 22 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.34%) Visual Studio
11 20 (1.28%) JUnit
12 18 (1.15%) SoapUI
13 15 (0.96%) Hudson
14 11 (0.70%) ClearCase
15 10 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.64%) NUnit
15 10 (0.64%) Toad
16 9 (0.57%) ClearQuest
16 9 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 404 (25.78%) Finance
2 220 (14.04%) Banking
3 88 (5.62%) Front Office
4 87 (5.55%) Investment Banking
5 72 (4.59%) Retail
6 53 (3.38%) Billing
7 50 (3.19%) Telecoms
8 40 (2.55%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.53%) Advertising
11 18 (1.15%) Back Office
12 15 (0.96%) Marketing
13 14 (0.89%) Legal
13 14 (0.89%) Automotive
14 10 (0.64%) Publishing
14 10 (0.64%) Games
15 9 (0.57%) Electronics
16 8 (0.51%) French Language
17 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 344 (21.95%) Architect
2 292 (18.63%) Developer
3 148 (9.44%) Consultant
4 147 (9.38%) Analyst
5 138 (8.81%) Solutions Architect
6 75 (4.79%) Project Manager
7 70 (4.47%) Java Developer
8 58 (3.70%) Administrator
9 54 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
10 47 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
11 44 (2.81%) DBA
11 44 (2.81%) Middleware Consultant
12 41 (2.62%) Technical Architect
13 39 (2.49%) Oracle DBA
14 36 (2.30%) Designer
14 36 (2.30%) Middleware Developer
14 36 (2.30%) Middleware Engineer
15 35 (2.23%) Applications Support
15 35 (2.23%) .NET Developer
16 34 (2.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (14.55%) Web Services
2 213 (13.59%) XML
3 205 (13.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 190 (12.13%) .NET
5 140 (8.93%) JMS
6 125 (7.98%) SOAP
7 107 (6.83%) J2EE
8 101 (6.45%) REST
9 85 (5.42%) WebSphere MQ
10 77 (4.91%) Spring
11 63 (4.02%) HTML
12 62 (3.96%) Java EE
13 54 (3.45%) WCF
13 54 (3.45%) WebCenter
14 50 (3.19%) XSD
15 48 (3.06%) XSLT
15 48 (3.06%) WSDL
16 47 (3.00%) ASP.NET
16 47 (3.00%) JSON
17 44 (2.81%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (4.34%) Open Source
3 60 (3.83%) Mainframe
4 49 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 41 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (2.49%) Clustering
8 33 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 31 (1.98%) Fixed Income
10 29 (1.85%) iSeries
10 29 (1.85%) Hedge funds
11 26 (1.66%) Derivative
12 24 (1.53%) DataPower
13 22 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.34%) AS400
15 20 (1.28%) Visualisation
15 20 (1.28%) Data Integration
15 20 (1.28%) Replication
16 18 (1.15%) Fat Client
16 18 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 410 (26.16%) Linux
2 379 (24.19%) UNIX
3 269 (17.17%) Windows
4 97 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (5.93%) Solaris
6 64 (4.08%) AIX
7 40 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
9 27 (1.72%) zOS
10 24 (1.53%) MVS
11 21 (1.34%) VME
12 19 (1.21%) HPUX
13 17 (1.08%) Android
14 15 (0.96%) SELinux
15 14 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.70%) SUSE
17 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.57%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.57%) Apple iOS
19 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (25.34%) SOA
2 237 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (10.98%) ITIL
4 116 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (7.40%) Scrum
5 114 (7.28%) Project Management
5 114 (7.28%) CRM
6 107 (6.83%) UML
7 91 (5.81%) Migration
8 87 (5.55%) Configuration Management
9 86 (5.49%) TOGAF
10 81 (5.17%) OO
10 81 (5.17%) DevOps
11 77 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
12 74 (4.72%) TDD
13 70 (4.47%) E-Commerce
14 69 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 69 (4.40%) Software Engineering
15 65 (4.15%) Release Management
16 64 (4.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 427 (27.25%) Java
2 292 (18.63%) SQL
3 113 (7.21%) Python
4 109 (6.96%) Shell Script
5 91 (5.81%) C#
6 88 (5.62%) Perl
7 69 (4.40%) Bash Shell
8 66 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 64 (4.08%) C++
10 56 (3.57%) Jython
11 55 (3.51%) C
12 50 (3.19%) JavaScript
12 50 (3.19%) VB
13 46 (2.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 31 (1.98%) PowerShell
15 30 (1.91%) Korn
16 27 (1.72%) Ruby
17 25 (1.60%) XQuery
18 23 (1.47%) XPath
19 21 (1.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 84 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 77 (4.91%) Degree
4 25 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (0.96%) CISSP
6 14 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.77%) ISEB
8 11 (0.70%) PMP
9 10 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.57%) MCSE
11 8 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.51%) CCNA
12 7 (0.45%) CISA
12 7 (0.45%) CISM
13 6 (0.38%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.32%) CCNP
15 4 (0.26%) MCSD
16 3 (0.19%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.94%) QA
2 28 (1.79%) SLA
3 27 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.19%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.064%) Basel II
10 1 (0.064%) COSO
10 1 (0.064%) HL7
10 1 (0.064%) COREP
System Software
1 77 (4.91%) Oracle RAC
2 69 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.06%) Active Directory
4 45 (2.87%) VMware ESX
5 19 (1.21%) vCloud
6 16 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (0.70%) NFS
7 11 (0.70%) KVM
8 10 (0.64%) RHEV
8 10 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.57%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.57%) vSphere
10 7 (0.45%) SRDF
10 7 (0.45%) XenApp
11 6 (0.38%) Platform Symphony
11 6 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.26%) Xen
13 4 (0.26%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.19%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 80 (5.11%) Puppet
2 71 (4.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 48 (3.06%) Oracle Identity Management
4 35 (2.23%) Tivoli
5 34 (2.17%) Control-M
6 33 (2.11%) BladeLogic
7 20 (1.28%) OpenView
8 18 (1.15%) Nagios
9 17 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (1.02%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
12 14 (0.89%) YUM
12 14 (0.89%) WMI
13 12 (0.77%) Data Guard
13 12 (0.77%) SCOM
14 11 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 11 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 11 (0.70%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 9 (0.57%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 658 (41.99%) Oracle
2 225 (14.36%) IBM
3 219 (13.98%) Microsoft
4 129 (8.23%) Red Hat
5 101 (6.45%) VMware
6 96 (6.13%) SAP
7 90 (5.74%) TIBCO
8 83 (5.30%) JBoss
8 83 (5.30%) HP
9 59 (3.77%) Citrix
10 43 (2.74%) Sybase
10 43 (2.74%) Siebel
11 36 (2.30%) Remedy
12 31 (1.98%) EMC
12 31 (1.98%) Informatica
12 31 (1.98%) 29West
13 30 (1.91%) CA
14 28 (1.79%) Cisco
15 26 (1.66%) Intel
15 26 (1.66%) Atlassian
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