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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 157 157 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing Middleware 749 638 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.34% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.95% 5.00% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 368 510
Average daily rate £440 £435 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £321 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 13
Average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £73.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -16 681 £450 - 198
London +8 380 £475 -2.56% 97
South East +10 118 £388 -8.82% 30
City of London -8 99 £475 - 42
Hampshire +44 61 £395 -4.24% 5
North West -27 38 £425 +5.26% 22
North East - 37 £273 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 35 £273 - 1
Scotland +8 34 £360 -15.29% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne - 34 £273 - 1
South West -27 29 £430 +1.05% 7
East of England -24 27 £480 +6.66% 11
Edinburgh -15 22 £375 -11.76% 5
West Midlands -11 20 £485 +14.11% 9
Berkshire -25 19 £380 -9.52% 10
Milton Keynes -9 18 £450 -8.86% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 18 £450 -8.86% 3
Manchester -9 17 £400 +11.80% 3
Yorkshire -38 17 £325 -13.33% 11
Basingstoke +33 16 £400 -
East Midlands -9 14 £475 +18.75% 7
Cheshire -24 13 £410 -3.64% 15
Bristol -4 12 £475 - 1
Essex -14 12 £290 -3.33%
Havant - 12 £440 - 1
Surrey -11 11 £330 -8.96% 5
West Yorkshire -19 11 £325 -18.75% 10
Canary Wharf +29 10 £550 -
Docklands, London +5 9 £520 -
Bracknell - 9 £380 - 1

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 643 (41.35%) Oracle
2 486 (31.25%) Java
3 378 (24.31%) Finance
4 363 (23.34%) UNIX
5 360 (23.15%) SOA
6 349 (22.44%) Linux
7 296 (19.04%) Windows
8 276 (17.75%) SQL
9 265 (17.04%) XML
10 247 (15.88%) Oracle Fusion
11 232 (14.92%) Web Services
12 227 (14.60%) WebLogic
13 209 (13.44%) WebSphere
14 206 (13.25%) Banking
15 197 (12.67%) IBM
16 190 (12.22%) .NET
17 188 (12.09%) SQL Server
18 160 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
19 159 (10.23%) Oracle Database
20 149 (9.58%) J2EE
21 142 (9.13%) Microsoft
22 129 (8.30%) Shell Script
22 129 (8.30%) ITIL
23 126 (8.10%) Security Cleared
24 124 (7.97%) C#
25 113 (7.27%) Degree
25 113 (7.27%) Spring
26 112 (7.20%) Project Management
27 108 (6.95%) Mainframe
28 106 (6.82%) AIX

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 227 (14.60%) WebLogic
2 209 (13.44%) WebSphere
3 98 (6.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 94 (6.05%) Apache
5 87 (5.59%) Oracle Service Bus
6 68 (4.37%) Tomcat
7 53 (3.41%) SharePoint
8 49 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
9 48 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 46 (2.96%) IIS
11 26 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
11 26 (1.67%) MQSeries
12 25 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
13 22 (1.41%) Tuxedo
14 20 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
14 20 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 19 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
16 18 (1.16%) Mule
17 17 (1.09%) MS Exchange
17 17 (1.09%) CMS
Applications
1 79 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.35%) MS Office
3 18 (1.16%) MS Project
4 14 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.064%) Maya
Business Applications
1 56 (3.60%) Oracle Applications
2 51 (3.28%) Oracle BPM
2 51 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (1.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (1.74%) SAP CRM
5 24 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 19 (1.22%) RMDS
7 10 (0.64%) SAP IS-U
8 9 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.51%) ION MarketView
9 8 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
10 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.32%) Summit
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.19%) Endur
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.19%) SaaS
2 24 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (1.16%) PaaS
4 16 (1.03%) IaaS
5 14 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.064%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 79 (5.08%) SAN
2 60 (3.86%) Internet
3 53 (3.41%) Firewall
4 50 (3.22%) FTP
5 48 (3.09%) SSL
6 41 (2.64%) HTTP
7 38 (2.44%) LAN
7 38 (2.44%) WAN
8 37 (2.38%) Intranet
9 33 (2.12%) LDAP
9 33 (2.12%) TCP/IP
10 29 (1.86%) DNS
11 25 (1.61%) DMZ
12 19 (1.22%) NAS
13 17 (1.09%) AMQP
14 16 (1.03%) Network Security
14 16 (1.03%) Kerberos
15 14 (0.90%) VPN
16 11 (0.71%) HTTPS
16 11 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 159 (10.23%) Oracle Database
3 85 (5.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 81 (5.21%) Relational Database
5 66 (4.24%) DB2
6 53 (3.41%) RDBMS
7 42 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
7 42 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (2.38%) MySQL
9 35 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 27 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
11 25 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (1.54%) Oracle Discoverer
12 24 (1.54%) NoSQL
13 21 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (1.22%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.22%) Big Data
15 17 (1.09%) MongoDB
16 16 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
17 13 (0.84%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 67 (4.31%) Maven
2 49 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 47 (3.02%) Subversion
4 39 (2.51%) Jenkins
5 31 (1.99%) Ant
5 31 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
6 28 (1.80%) SoapUI
7 25 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 25 (1.61%) JIRA
8 20 (1.29%) Visual Studio
9 19 (1.22%) ClearCase
9 19 (1.22%) LoadRunner
10 18 (1.16%) ClearQuest
11 17 (1.09%) JUnit
12 14 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.84%) JDeveloper
14 11 (0.71%) Selenium
14 11 (0.71%) Hudson
15 8 (0.51%) LSMW
16 7 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 378 (24.31%) Finance
2 206 (13.25%) Banking
3 97 (6.24%) Investment Banking
4 83 (5.34%) Front Office
5 68 (4.37%) Retail
6 40 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 32 (2.06%) Back Office
8 27 (1.74%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.16%) Marketing
10 16 (1.03%) Legal
11 12 (0.77%) Billing
12 10 (0.64%) Publishing
13 9 (0.58%) Games
14 8 (0.51%) Advertising
15 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.39%) Electronics
16 6 (0.39%) Automotive
17 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 345 (22.19%) Architect
2 322 (20.71%) Developer
3 143 (9.20%) Consultant
4 137 (8.81%) Analyst
5 102 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
6 89 (5.72%) Java Developer
7 62 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
8 57 (3.67%) Technical Architect
9 52 (3.34%) Designer
10 50 (3.22%) Project Manager
11 46 (2.96%) DBA
12 43 (2.77%) Administrator
13 42 (2.70%) Senior Developer
13 42 (2.70%) Oracle DBA
14 35 (2.25%) Enterprise Architect
15 34 (2.19%) Middleware Engineer
16 33 (2.12%) C++ Developer
17 32 (2.06%) Middleware Consultant
18 31 (1.99%) SAP Consultant
18 31 (1.99%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (17.04%) XML
2 247 (15.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 232 (14.92%) Web Services
4 190 (12.22%) .NET
5 149 (9.58%) J2EE
6 113 (7.27%) Spring
7 88 (5.66%) CSS
8 87 (5.59%) HTML
9 83 (5.34%) SOAP
10 79 (5.08%) Java EE
11 78 (5.02%) XSLT
12 74 (4.76%) REST
13 67 (4.31%) JMS
14 64 (4.12%) WebSphere MQ
15 63 (4.05%) Ajax
16 47 (3.02%) WCF
17 46 (2.96%) Hibernate
18 44 (2.83%) ASP.NET
18 44 (2.83%) HTML5
19 43 (2.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.95%) Mainframe
2 61 (3.92%) Clustering
3 54 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 47 (3.02%) Open Source
5 46 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 43 (2.77%) Fixed Income
7 33 (2.12%) Derivative
8 32 (2.06%) Replication
9 30 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.86%) GIS
11 27 (1.74%) Firmware
11 27 (1.74%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.67%) Equities
12 26 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
13 21 (1.35%) Mathematics
14 20 (1.29%) PKI
15 19 (1.22%) Mobile App
16 18 (1.16%) Grid Computing
17 16 (1.03%) Client/Server
18 15 (0.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 363 (23.34%) UNIX
2 349 (22.44%) Linux
3 296 (19.04%) Windows
4 106 (6.82%) AIX
5 95 (6.11%) Solaris
6 67 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.48%) zOS
7 23 (1.48%) Android
7 23 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
9 17 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.84%) SUSE
11 7 (0.45%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.39%) VME
12 6 (0.39%) HPUX
13 5 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (23.15%) SOA
2 160 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (8.30%) ITIL
4 112 (7.20%) Project Management
5 99 (6.37%) CRM
6 91 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
7 89 (5.72%) Change Management
8 88 (5.66%) Multithreading
9 84 (5.40%) E-Commerce
10 83 (5.34%) Migration
11 82 (5.27%) OO
12 78 (5.02%) Software Engineering
13 77 (4.95%) Scrum
14 75 (4.82%) Data Modelling
15 72 (4.63%) UML
16 71 (4.57%) Configuration Management
17 67 (4.31%) TOGAF
18 66 (4.24%) TDD
19 63 (4.05%) Enterprise Architecture
20 58 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 486 (31.25%) Java
2 276 (17.75%) SQL
3 129 (8.30%) Shell Script
4 124 (7.97%) C#
5 90 (5.79%) JavaScript
6 85 (5.47%) C++
7 80 (5.14%) Perl
8 78 (5.02%) PL/SQL
9 54 (3.47%) Python
10 41 (2.64%) C
11 33 (2.12%) VB
12 29 (1.86%) Korn
13 26 (1.67%) JCL
13 26 (1.67%) Scala
14 21 (1.35%) ABAP
14 21 (1.35%) Bash Shell
15 19 (1.22%) PHP
16 13 (0.84%) COBOL
16 13 (0.84%) Jython
17 12 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 126 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 113 (7.27%) Degree
3 104 (6.69%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (1.09%) ISEB
6 16 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.84%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.71%) PMP
10 10 (0.64%) MCSE
11 8 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.39%) RHCE
14 5 (0.32%) CISSP
15 4 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.26%) OCP
16 3 (0.19%) IBM AIX Certification
16 3 (0.19%) Sun Certification
17 2 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.80%) SLA
2 23 (1.48%) QA
3 9 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.26%) COBIT
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.064%) BS15000
System Software
1 62 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (3.22%) Oracle RAC
3 44 (2.83%) VMware ESX
3 44 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.96%) NFS
5 14 (0.90%) SRDF
6 13 (0.84%) vSphere
7 10 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (0.51%) XenApp
9 7 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (0.45%) Veritas File System
10 6 (0.39%) KVM
10 6 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.26%) PowerHA
11 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.19%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (3.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 44 (2.83%) Puppet
3 23 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (1.35%) BladeLogic
5 20 (1.29%) Tivoli
6 14 (0.90%) Data Guard
7 12 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.51%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.51%) Control-M
9 7 (0.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (0.45%) CA Wily
10 6 (0.39%) nmon
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
10 6 (0.39%) Nagios
11 5 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.32%) OpenView
11 5 (0.32%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (0.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 643 (41.35%) Oracle
2 197 (12.67%) IBM
3 142 (9.13%) Microsoft
4 98 (6.30%) VMware
5 95 (6.11%) TIBCO
6 92 (5.92%) HP
7 82 (5.27%) SAP
8 79 (5.08%) JBoss
9 72 (4.63%) Red Hat
10 41 (2.64%) Sybase
11 37 (2.38%) Cisco
12 34 (2.19%) EMC
12 34 (2.19%) Siebel
13 30 (1.93%) Citrix
14 26 (1.67%) ATG
15 25 (1.61%) DataSynapse
16 23 (1.48%) Endeca
16 23 (1.48%) ION Trading
17 22 (1.41%) Bloomberg
17 22 (1.41%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 600 to 700 per day GBP
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Ifftner Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c.350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago