Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Middleware
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 136 108
Rank change year-on-year 0 -28 +4
Contract jobs citing Middleware 38 31 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.92% 0.76% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.35% 3.37% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 45
Berkshire median daily rate £456 £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -21.43% +2.44%
10th Percentile £301 £352 £411
90th Percentile £586 £525 £623
South East median daily rate £500 £431 £473
% change year-on-year +16.14% -8.89% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

Middleware is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,136 919 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.42% 22.45% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 557 568
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £543 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 29
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +120.00% -59.73%
10th Percentile £14.75 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.50 £45.40 £43.30
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Berkshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Berkshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Berkshire

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Berkshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -12 10 £488 +18.18% 3
Newbury +3 9 £305 -17.29% 3
Bracknell -3 8 £450 -10.00%
Slough - 2 £375 -
Wokingham - 1 £625 - 2
Maidenhead - 1 - - 3
Middleware
South East

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 18 (47.37%) SOA
2 15 (39.47%) Java
3 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.95%) Project Planning
5 10 (26.32%) Telecoms
5 10 (26.32%) Oracle
5 10 (26.32%) Project Management
6 8 (21.05%) TIBCO
6 8 (21.05%) Degree
6 8 (21.05%) Release Management
6 8 (21.05%) REST
7 7 (18.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
7 7 (18.42%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (18.42%) PMI
7 7 (18.42%) PMP
7 7 (18.42%) PMI Certification
7 7 (18.42%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (18.42%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
7 7 (18.42%) Resource Allocation
7 7 (18.42%) Master's Degree
7 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (15.79%) SOAP
8 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.16%) SDLC
9 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (18.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.26%) Apache
5 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.63%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (2.63%) Smallworld
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle CX
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) FTP
2 2 (5.26%) SMS
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.26%) Big Data
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) GIS
3 1 (2.63%) HBase
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Parquet
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Gradle
2 2 (5.26%) Maven
2 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Ant
3 1 (2.63%) AnthillPro
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) Hudson
3 1 (2.63%) Introscope
3 1 (2.63%) JMeter
3 1 (2.63%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.63%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Architect
1 8 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Applications Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Applications Project Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Integration Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (7.89%) SOA Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Architect
5 2 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Integration Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) REST
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (15.79%) SOAP
4 5 (13.16%) Web Services
5 4 (10.53%) XSLT
6 3 (7.89%) JSON
7 2 (5.26%) .NET
7 2 (5.26%) EDI
7 2 (5.26%) OAuth
7 2 (5.26%) Spring
7 2 (5.26%) WCF
7 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (5.26%) WSDL
7 2 (5.26%) XML
8 1 (2.63%) CSS
8 1 (2.63%) J2EE
8 1 (2.63%) JDBC
8 1 (2.63%) RESTful
8 1 (2.63%) XML Schema
8 1 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
1 7 (18.42%) PMI
2 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) IPTV
4 1 (2.63%) Life Science
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) STB
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 2 (5.26%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) SOA
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) Project Planning
4 10 (26.32%) Project Management
5 8 (21.05%) Release Management
6 7 (18.42%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 7 (18.42%) Matrix Organization
6 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (18.42%) Resource Allocation
7 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.16%) ITIL
8 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
8 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.16%) SDLC
9 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.53%) Migration
9 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.63%) XPath
3 1 (2.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 7 (18.42%) Master's Degree
2 7 (18.42%) PMI Certification
2 7 (18.42%) PMP
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (5.26%) ISEB
6 1 (2.63%) CISA
6 1 (2.63%) CISSP
6 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
1 1 (2.63%) HDFS
1 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (2.63%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (2.63%) Nessus
1 1 (2.63%) Nmap
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) TIBCO
3 5 (13.16%) SAP
4 4 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) Fiorano
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) MuleSoft
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.26%) Workday
6 1 (2.63%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.63%) BMC
6 1 (2.63%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.63%) Dell
6 1 (2.63%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) MapR
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.63%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.63%) VMware