Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 144 108
Rank change year-on-year +20 -36 +8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 47 28 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.15% 0.69% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.39% 2.97% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 28
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £312 £363 £386
90th Percentile £588 £595 £623
South East median daily rate £494 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +9.72% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 1,070 943 889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.12% 23.36% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 564 530
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 21
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -9.59% -8.75%
10th Percentile £18.90 £8.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £45.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +1 23 £488 +14.71% 9
Bracknell -9 8 £450 -5.26%
Newbury +9 7 £310 -8.82% 2
Slough - 1 £375 -
Wokingham - 1 £625 -
Middleware
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (25.53%) Oracle
3 12 (25.53%) SOA
4 11 (23.40%) Java
5 9 (19.15%) COBOL
5 9 (19.15%) Project Management
5 9 (19.15%) Project Planning
5 9 (19.15%) VME
6 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
6 7 (14.89%) Micro Focus
6 7 (14.89%) IBM
6 7 (14.89%) ITIL
7 6 (12.77%) Linux
7 6 (12.77%) TIBCO
7 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.77%) Maximo
7 6 (12.77%) TPMS
7 6 (12.77%) Release Management
7 6 (12.77%) Degree
7 6 (12.77%) REST
7 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.64%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (10.64%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
8 5 (10.64%) Resource Allocation
8 5 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Master's Degree
8 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (10.64%) Fujitsu
8 5 (10.64%) Computer Science

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 6 (12.77%) TPMS
2 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.26%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.13%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (2.13%) Smallworld
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Maximo
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) SaaS
2 3 (6.38%) IaaS
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle CX
2 3 (6.38%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.26%) GitHub
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) SMS
3 1 (2.13%) FTP
3 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.26%) IDMS
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) HBase
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) Parquet
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.13%) Gradle
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Maven
1 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Architect
2 9 (19.15%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Senior COBOL Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Applications Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Applications Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Integration Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Middleware Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (12.77%) REST
3 5 (10.64%) Web Services
4 4 (8.51%) SOAP
5 3 (6.38%) JSON
6 2 (4.26%) .NET
6 2 (4.26%) Spring
6 2 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (4.26%) XML
6 2 (4.26%) XSLT
7 1 (2.13%) CSS
7 1 (2.13%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (2.13%) JDBC
7 1 (2.13%) jQuery
7 1 (2.13%) Kafka
7 1 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.13%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.13%) WSDL
7 1 (2.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) PMI
3 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.38%) DataPower
5 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.13%) EPoS
6 1 (2.13%) Life Science
6 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) VME
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) AIX
3 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) SOA
3 9 (19.15%) Project Management
3 9 (19.15%) Project Planning
4 7 (14.89%) ITIL
5 6 (12.77%) Release Management
5 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.64%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.64%) Data Mapping
6 5 (10.64%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.64%) Resource Allocation
6 5 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.64%) TOGAF
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) COBOL
3 5 (10.64%) C
3 5 (10.64%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) C++
4 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) X++
4 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) Master's Degree
2 5 (10.64%) PMI Certification
2 5 (10.64%) PMP
3 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB
5 1 (2.13%) CISA
5 1 (2.13%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (6.38%) XenApp
2 1 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.13%) HDFS
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.13%) Nessus
2 1 (2.13%) Nmap
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) IBM
2 7 (14.89%) Micro Focus
3 6 (12.77%) TIBCO
4 5 (10.64%) Fujitsu
4 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.64%) SAP
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.26%) Google
6 2 (4.26%) Workday
7 1 (2.13%) BMC
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) ICL
7 1 (2.13%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.13%) VMware