The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 166 153 168
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing Middleware 779 869 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.59% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.94% 5.52% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 545 427
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 21
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.47 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.98% -1.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.63 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+48.69% -13.78%

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
15783 15743 15287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.01% 28.78% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10965 10441
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 258 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 719 £455 -1.08% 130
London -12 291 £500 +5.26% 44
South East -16 135 £425 +0.59% 18
North West -23 67 £453 -2.16% 16
North East +5 55 £373 +20.16%
East of England -12 53 £475 -13.63% 22
Tyne and Wear +5 49 £370 +22.31%
Yorkshire +26 48 £510 +20.00% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 47 £365 +23.72%
City of London -8 43 £475 - 14
Scotland +12 41 £400 - 7
Hampshire -5 38 £425 +4.93% 4
West Midlands -21 32 £450 -5.26% 8
Leeds +22 31 £525 +23.52% 7
West Yorkshire +20 31 £525 +23.52% 9
Berkshire +8 30 £413 -5.17% 5
South West -26 23 £475 +18.01% 7
Cheshire -1 22 £475 +11.76%
Surrey +12 20 £515 +3.00% 4
Birmingham - 20 £455 - 5
Hertfordshire +10 19 £438 -30.00% 7
Edinburgh +17 17 £400 -5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £520 +44.44% 2
Manchester -3 14 £450 +12.50% 13
Essex -17 13 £545 -0.90% 5
Milton Keynes +12 12 £525 +50.00% 1
Liverpool -1 12 £383 -23.50% 2
Merseyside -3 12 £383 -23.50% 2
West Sussex -11 12 £370 +4.59% 1
Canary Wharf +10 11 £650 -

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Middleware.

1 587 (35.86%) Oracle
2 483 (29.51%) Linux
3 407 (24.86%) Java
4 388 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
5 374 (22.85%) Unix
6 331 (20.22%) Windows
7 324 (19.79%) Finance
8 301 (18.39%) SOA
9 285 (17.41%) SQL
10 278 (16.98%) IBM
11 252 (15.39%) WebSphere
12 220 (13.44%) Microsoft
13 212 (12.95%) ITIL
14 210 (12.83%) JavaScript
15 206 (12.58%) Web Services
16 195 (11.91%) WebLogic
17 189 (11.55%) Banking
18 180 (11.00%) AIX
19 177 (10.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 173 (10.57%) DevOps
21 171 (10.45%) SQL Server
22 167 (10.20%) Solaris
23 165 (10.08%) XML
24 160 (9.77%) Oracle Fusion
24 160 (9.77%) Oracle Database
25 157 (9.59%) VMware
26 144 (8.80%) Apache
26 144 (8.80%) Security Cleared
27 142 (8.67%) HTML
28 137 (8.37%) Scrum

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 252 (15.39%) WebSphere
2 195 (11.91%) WebLogic
3 177 (10.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 144 (8.80%) Apache
5 132 (8.06%) Tomcat
6 91 (5.56%) JBoss
6 91 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 81 (4.95%) IIS
8 54 (3.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 53 (3.24%) Oracle Service Bus
10 47 (2.87%) Tuxedo
11 44 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
11 44 (2.69%) Mule
12 37 (2.26%) Cloud Foundry
13 34 (2.08%) Confluence
14 31 (1.89%) Mule ESB
15 28 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
16 27 (1.65%) SharePoint
17 26 (1.59%) MQSeries
18 25 (1.53%) CMS
Applications
1 81 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.41%) MS Project
3 18 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) MS Office
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.061%) Mingle
6 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.061%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.95%) Oracle BPM
3 22 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
7 11 (0.67%) OpenText MBPM
8 8 (0.49%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
9 7 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.37%) Documaker
10 6 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 6 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.31%) BigMachines
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
12 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
12 4 (0.24%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 90 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.60%) PaaS
4 35 (2.14%) SaaS
5 29 (1.77%) IaaS
6 19 (1.16%) GitHub
7 14 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
8 11 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.43%) Bluemix
10 7 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.43%) Office 365
11 6 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.37%) Boomi
12 5 (0.31%) Force.com
13 4 (0.24%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.061%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 136 (8.31%) HTTP
2 114 (6.96%) Firewall
3 93 (5.68%) SAN
4 91 (5.56%) SSL
5 80 (4.89%) DNS
6 59 (3.60%) LAN
6 59 (3.60%) TCP/IP
7 57 (3.48%) WAN
8 54 (3.30%) NAS
9 45 (2.75%) FTP
10 43 (2.63%) LDAP
11 36 (2.20%) iSCSI
12 33 (2.02%) Internet
13 29 (1.77%) HTTPS
14 26 (1.59%) Multicast
15 25 (1.53%) DHCP
15 25 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
16 23 (1.41%) FCoE
17 16 (0.98%) Kerberos
18 15 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 160 (9.77%) Oracle Database
3 82 (5.01%) Relational Database
4 72 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 64 (3.91%) Oracle Database 12c
6 56 (3.42%) DB2
7 52 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (2.81%) Big Data
9 44 (2.69%) MongoDB
10 43 (2.63%) NoSQL
11 37 (2.26%) Hadoop
12 36 (2.20%) RDBMS
13 31 (1.89%) MySQL
14 23 (1.41%) HBase
15 22 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
16 21 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
17 19 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 18 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
19 16 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
19 16 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 120 (7.33%) Jenkins
2 106 (6.48%) Git (software)
3 72 (4.40%) JIRA
4 61 (3.73%) Subversion
5 43 (2.63%) Maven
6 35 (2.14%) JUnit
7 34 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 28 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 24 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.22%) Gradle
11 18 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
12 16 (0.98%) Vagrant
13 15 (0.92%) TeamCity
14 14 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (0.86%) Selenium
14 14 (0.86%) Talend Open Studio
15 12 (0.73%) MSI
15 12 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
15 12 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 324 (19.79%) Finance
2 189 (11.55%) Banking
3 80 (4.89%) Retail
4 54 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.38%) Marketing
6 32 (1.95%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.89%) Billing
7 31 (1.89%) Front Office
8 28 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.34%) Electronics
11 20 (1.22%) Legal
12 8 (0.49%) Advertising
13 7 (0.43%) Back Office
13 7 (0.43%) Publishing
14 5 (0.31%) Automotive
14 5 (0.31%) Law
14 5 (0.31%) Military
14 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 364 (22.24%) Architect
2 328 (20.04%) Developer
3 163 (9.96%) Consultant
4 154 (9.41%) Solutions Architect
5 108 (6.60%) Analyst
6 96 (5.86%) Java Developer
7 73 (4.46%) Administrator
8 67 (4.09%) Infrastructure Architect
9 63 (3.85%) Middleware Engineer
9 63 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 59 (3.60%) Middleware Developer
11 58 (3.54%) Integration Architect
12 51 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
13 48 (2.93%) DBA
14 45 (2.75%) Oracle Consultant
15 41 (2.50%) Oracle Developer
16 38 (2.32%) Middleware Architect
16 38 (2.32%) Support Engineer
17 35 (2.14%) Middleware Consultant
17 35 (2.14%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (12.58%) Web Services
2 165 (10.08%) XML
3 160 (9.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 142 (8.67%) HTML
5 122 (7.45%) J2EE
6 109 (6.66%) .NET
7 107 (6.54%) CSS
8 104 (6.35%) JSON
8 104 (6.35%) SOAP
9 96 (5.86%) REST
10 92 (5.62%) Spring
11 87 (5.31%) WebSphere MQ
12 84 (5.13%) JMS
13 74 (4.52%) IBM Integration Bus
14 71 (4.34%) HTML5
14 71 (4.34%) RESTful
15 69 (4.22%) XSLT
16 56 (3.42%) WebCenter
17 38 (2.32%) ASP.NET
17 38 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.44%) Data Centre
3 65 (3.97%) Clustering
4 53 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 46 (2.81%) DataPower
6 46 (2.81%) Mainframe
7 41 (2.50%) Fixed Income
8 37 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 31 (1.89%) Equities
11 30 (1.83%) Private Cloud
12 28 (1.71%) User Experience
13 26 (1.59%) Virtual Team
14 25 (1.53%) iSeries
15 22 (1.34%) SWIFT
16 19 (1.16%) Tandem
17 18 (1.10%) Data Integration
18 17 (1.04%) Public Cloud
19 16 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 483 (29.51%) Linux
2 374 (22.85%) Unix
3 331 (20.22%) Windows
4 180 (11.00%) AIX
5 167 (10.20%) Solaris
6 132 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 86 (5.25%) Windows Server
8 40 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
9 31 (1.89%) zOS
10 26 (1.59%) SUSE
11 24 (1.47%) HPUX
12 23 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 17 (1.04%) Android
15 17 (1.04%) OS/390
16 12 (0.73%) CentOS
17 10 (0.61%) MVS
17 10 (0.61%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (18.39%) SOA
3 212 (12.95%) ITIL
4 173 (10.57%) DevOps
5 137 (8.37%) Scrum
6 135 (8.25%) Migration
7 128 (7.82%) High Availability
8 117 (7.15%) Configuration Management
9 108 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
10 98 (5.99%) Project Management
11 96 (5.86%) E-Commerce
12 95 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
12 95 (5.80%) SDLC
12 95 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 90 (5.50%) CRM
14 89 (5.44%) Change Management
15 80 (4.89%) OO
16 75 (4.58%) Microservices
17 74 (4.52%) Open Source
17 74 (4.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 407 (24.86%) Java
2 285 (17.41%) SQL
3 210 (12.83%) JavaScript
4 129 (7.88%) Perl
5 94 (5.74%) Python
6 90 (5.50%) Shell Script
7 75 (4.58%) C#
8 49 (2.99%) C
9 45 (2.75%) C++
10 41 (2.50%) Jython
10 41 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 39 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 34 (2.08%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.89%) Ruby
14 25 (1.53%) PHP
15 14 (0.86%) XPath
16 11 (0.67%) Apex Code
16 11 (0.67%) CoffeeScript
17 10 (0.61%) COBOL
17 10 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 144 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 102 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 93 (5.68%) Degree
4 26 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.04%) CCNA
6 17 (1.04%) CCNP
6 17 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (0.79%) MCSE
9 12 (0.73%) CISSP
10 8 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.43%) MCP
12 6 (0.37%) GCIH
13 5 (0.31%) CCIP
13 5 (0.31%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.31%) MCDBA
14 4 (0.24%) CISA
14 4 (0.24%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.26%) QA
1 37 (2.26%) SLA
2 28 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.04%) MiFID
4 8 (0.49%) EMIR
4 8 (0.49%) SEPA
5 7 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) COSO
7 4 (0.24%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.18%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.12%) FATCA
9 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.061%) SDET
System Software
1 123 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 42 (2.57%) Oracle RAC
4 37 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.14%) Docker
6 30 (1.83%) KVM
7 26 (1.59%) Xen
8 25 (1.53%) SRDF
9 24 (1.47%) NFS
10 20 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (0.67%) vSphere
14 9 (0.55%) vCloud
14 9 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
16 7 (0.43%) VMware ESX
17 4 (0.24%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.24%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 114 (6.96%) Puppet
2 54 (3.30%) Ansible
3 40 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 27 (1.65%) OpenView
6 24 (1.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 23 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 19 (1.16%) BladeLogic
9 18 (1.10%) SCOrch
9 18 (1.10%) Tivoli
10 17 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 16 (0.98%) Nagios
12 15 (0.92%) SCCM
13 12 (0.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 12 (0.73%) ITRS Geneos
13 12 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Management
13 12 (0.73%) Perfmon
14 11 (0.67%) QRadar
15 9 (0.55%) Kibana
15 9 (0.55%) SELinux
Vendors
1 587 (35.86%) Oracle
2 278 (16.98%) IBM
3 220 (13.44%) Microsoft
4 157 (9.59%) VMware
5 93 (5.68%) Red Hat
6 88 (5.38%) HP
7 81 (4.95%) TIBCO
8 79 (4.83%) MuleSoft
9 77 (4.70%) SAP
10 55 (3.36%) Cisco
11 44 (2.69%) Splunk
12 43 (2.63%) Citrix
12 43 (2.63%) Intel
13 42 (2.57%) webMethods
14 39 (2.38%) EMC
15 37 (2.26%) CA
16 36 (2.20%) BMC
17 33 (2.02%) AppDynamics
18 29 (1.77%) Sybase
19 28 (1.71%) Dell
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