Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 June 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 83 90
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 21 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.41% 0.16% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.95% 0.58% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% +11.54% -38.10%
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +11.58% +5.56% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £60.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £44.75 - £32.50
90th Percentile £75.25 - £37.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +77.08% -31.43% +11.32%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 531 344 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.76% 27.72% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 234 258
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £248
90th Percentile £575 £534 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £33.25 £17.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.59% +42.56% -17.55%
10th Percentile £16.80 £16.50 £9.39
90th Percentile £68.25 £17.50 £32.58
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.00% +11.11% -25.50%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Birmingham

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Birmingham

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Birmingham

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 10 (47.62%) XML
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (33.33%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle
4 6 (28.57%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) JBoss
4 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
5 5 (23.81%) Struts
5 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
5 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (23.81%) C#
5 5 (23.81%) HTML
5 5 (23.81%) .NET
5 5 (23.81%) J2EE
5 5 (23.81%) Ant
5 5 (23.81%) JUnit
5 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (23.81%) Hibernate
5 5 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (23.81%) Ajax
5 5 (23.81%) Spring
5 5 (23.81%) Maven
5 5 (23.81%) Java EE
5 5 (23.81%) WebSphere

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (28.57%) JBoss
1 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 5 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (23.81%) Mule
2 5 (23.81%) Mule ESB
2 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) Ant
2 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
2 5 (23.81%) JUnit
2 5 (23.81%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) GitLab
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) MuleSoft Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Automotive Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) ERP Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Financial Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) Ajax
2 5 (23.81%) Hibernate
2 5 (23.81%) HTML
2 5 (23.81%) J2EE
2 5 (23.81%) Java EE
2 5 (23.81%) JPA
2 5 (23.81%) jQuery
2 5 (23.81%) Spring
2 5 (23.81%) Struts
3 2 (9.52%) JSON
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) DataPower
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps
2 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (23.81%) Coaching
4 4 (19.05%) Use Case
5 3 (14.29%) ERP
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Data Flow Diagram
6 2 (9.52%) Data Governance
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (4.76%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (4.76%) Release Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) GDPR
2 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.76%) COBIT
3 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Automic
2 1 (4.76%) Graylog
2 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) logstash
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Packer
2 1 (4.76%) Rundeck
2 1 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.76%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) MuleSoft
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) CA
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Micro Focus
5 1 (4.76%) Serena
5 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) Splunk
5 1 (4.76%) Teradata
5 1 (4.76%) Tripwire
5 1 (4.76%) VMware