Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 11 July 2020 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 153 168
Rank change year-on-year +39 +15 -21
Contract jobs citing Middleware 28 87 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 1.30% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.07% 3.49% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 56 52
Median daily rate £500 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £463
90th Percentile £748 £650 £674
Central London median daily rate £538 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -6.52% +4.55% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 911 2,491 2,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.64% 37.18% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 2,007 2,265
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £413 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.57 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +107.28% -11.97%
10th Percentile £31.83 £22.25 £21.00
90th Percentile £57.88 £60.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 £22.00
% change year-on-year -25.29% +112.94% -9.69%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the City of London

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Middleware in the City of London

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Middleware in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Middleware in the City of London

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Middleware in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Azure
4 7 (25.00%) Banking
4 7 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 7 (25.00%) REST
5 6 (21.43%) High Availability
5 6 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (21.43%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) JIRA
6 5 (17.86%) AWS
6 5 (17.86%) Data Guard
6 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (17.86%) Replication
6 5 (17.86%) Linux
6 5 (17.86%) SOA
6 5 (17.86%) XML
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
6 5 (17.86%) DevOps
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
6 5 (17.86%) Microservices
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.29%) Kubernetes
7 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 3 (10.71%) Confluence
4 1 (3.57%) Anypoint
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.57%) Mule
4 1 (3.57%) Mule ESB
4 1 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Azure
2 5 (17.86%) AWS
3 3 (10.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (10.71%) Azure Stack
3 3 (10.71%) iPaaS
3 3 (10.71%) SaaS
4 2 (7.14%) Logic Apps
4 2 (7.14%) Power Platform
4 2 (7.14%) PowerApps
5 1 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.57%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
1 4 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) SSL
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (7.14%) HTTP
3 2 (7.14%) NetScreen
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Front Office
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.57%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) DBA
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Azure Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financials DBA
5 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) REST
2 6 (21.43%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (17.86%) XML
4 3 (10.71%) OAuth
4 3 (10.71%) OAuth2
4 3 (10.71%) Spring
5 2 (7.14%) .NET
5 2 (7.14%) JSON
5 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (7.14%) SOAP
5 2 (7.14%) Spring Boot
5 2 (7.14%) XSLT
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Core
6 1 (3.57%) Apache Camel
6 1 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (3.57%) J2EE
6 1 (3.57%) JMS
6 1 (3.57%) Regular Expression
6 1 (3.57%) UDDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Replication
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Unix
4 2 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (3.57%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Solaris
5 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) High Availability
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
3 5 (17.86%) Microservices
3 5 (17.86%) SOA
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Strategic Roadmap
5 3 (10.71%) API Integration
5 3 (10.71%) EAI
5 3 (10.71%) Insurtech
5 3 (10.71%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (10.71%) Product Backlog
5 3 (10.71%) Project Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) SDLC
5 3 (10.71%) Secure Coding
5 3 (10.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Groovy
2 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) CCNP
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) GCED
3 1 (3.57%) GCFW
3 1 (3.57%) GCIA
3 1 (3.57%) GCIH
3 1 (3.57%) GCUX
3 1 (3.57%) GCWN
3 1 (3.57%) GIAC
3 1 (3.57%) GISF
3 1 (3.57%) GPPA
3 1 (3.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) OpenAM
1 3 (10.71%) OpenDJ
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Data Guard
2 4 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (7.14%) Ansible
4 2 (7.14%) Terraform
5 1 (3.57%) Consul
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (3.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (3.57%) logstash
5 1 (3.57%) Nessus
5 1 (3.57%) Nmap
5 1 (3.57%) Packer
5 1 (3.57%) QRadar
5 1 (3.57%) vRealize
5 1 (3.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) ForgeRock
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) F5
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Juniper
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
3 2 (7.14%) Splunk
4 1 (3.57%) Axway
4 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.57%) Qualys
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) SnapLogic
4 1 (3.57%) Solace
4 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.57%) Workday