Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 128 129
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -38
Contract jobs citing Middleware 60 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.44% 1.08% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.21% 4.17% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 16
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% -11.90%
10th Percentile £381 £300 £376
90th Percentile £585 £538 £534
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £52.17 - -

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 966 1,007 854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.10% 25.93% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 625 513
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £306 £275
90th Percentile £575 £571 £549
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.85% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 17
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.00% +66.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £28.25 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £49.50 £44.35
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Bracknell +12 19 £475 +5.56%
Reading -6 13 £453 -4.74% 5
Newbury -9 8 £563 +87.50%
Slough -4 2 £425 -9.09%
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Middleware
South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (40.00%) Java
2 22 (36.67%) Oracle
3 21 (35.00%) Python
3 21 (35.00%) Node.js
4 19 (31.67%) AWS
4 19 (31.67%) AWS Lambda
4 19 (31.67%) Serverless
5 18 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
6 17 (28.33%) JMS
7 15 (25.00%) Webhook
8 14 (23.33%) SOA
9 13 (21.67%) SQL
9 13 (21.67%) Oracle Fusion
10 12 (20.00%) DevOps
10 12 (20.00%) Windows
11 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
12 10 (16.67%) Project Delivery
12 10 (16.67%) JSON
12 10 (16.67%) XML
13 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
13 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 9 (15.00%) Azure
13 9 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (13.33%) Data Integration
14 8 (13.33%) Linux
15 7 (11.67%) TIBCO
15 7 (11.67%) XQuery
15 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
15 7 (11.67%) Architecture Roadmap

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 9 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.67%) FileZilla
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (5.00%) Maximo
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.67%) AWS
1 19 (31.67%) AWS Lambda
1 19 (31.67%) Serverless
2 9 (15.00%) Azure
3 4 (6.67%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (5.00%) SaaS
5 2 (3.33%) Apigee
5 2 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.33%) GitHub
5 2 (3.33%) Office 365
5 2 (3.33%) PaaS
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Firewall
1 1 (1.67%) FTP
1 1 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.33%) SSDT
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) JIRA
3 2 (3.33%) NUnit
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.67%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) JProfiler
4 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.67%) XMLSpy
General
1 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Developer
2 17 (28.33%) Architect
3 11 (18.33%) AWS Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Integration Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Integration Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Integration Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Lead Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Data Integration Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Domain Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Salesforce Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Workday Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.00%) Node.js
2 18 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (28.33%) JMS
4 13 (21.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (16.67%) JSON
5 10 (16.67%) XML
6 6 (10.00%) Web Services
6 6 (10.00%) XSD
6 6 (10.00%) XSLT
7 5 (8.33%) SOAP
7 5 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
8 4 (6.67%) REST
8 4 (6.67%) Swagger
8 4 (6.67%) XSL
9 3 (5.00%) .NET
10 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.33%) Express
10 2 (3.33%) WSDL
11 1 (1.67%) J2EE
11 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) DataPower
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Webhook
2 14 (23.33%) SOA
3 12 (20.00%) DevOps
4 10 (16.67%) Project Delivery
5 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.33%) Data Integration
7 7 (11.67%) Architecture Roadmap
8 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.33%) API Design
9 5 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (8.33%) SDLC
9 5 (8.33%) Software Architecture
10 4 (6.67%) EAI
10 4 (6.67%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.67%) Master Data Management
10 4 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (6.67%) Project Management
10 4 (6.67%) Software Delivery
10 4 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) Java
2 21 (35.00%) Python
3 13 (21.67%) SQL
4 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.67%) XQuery
5 5 (8.33%) Korn
5 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.33%) XPath
6 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) C#
8 1 (1.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) HNC
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) GDPR
2 4 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) vRealize
2 2 (3.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (1.67%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.67%) Nagios
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) TIBCO
3 6 (10.00%) IBM
4 5 (8.33%) Workday
5 3 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) Nokia
7 1 (1.67%) Sun
7 1 (1.67%) Vitria