Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 171 154
Rank change year-on-year +80 -17 -18
Contract jobs citing Middleware 25 56 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.39% 0.93% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.74% 2.59% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 51
Median daily rate £650 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £413 £340 £413
90th Percentile £726 £643 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £100.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £100.50

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 527 2,160 2,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 29.34% 35.96% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 1,769 2,357
Median daily rate £525 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +2.44%
10th Percentile £363 £406 £400
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +112.94% +2.33%
10th Percentile £28.10 £31.06 £16.65
90th Percentile £39.30 £60.25 £72.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 £22.00
% change year-on-year -25.29% +112.94% +2.33%

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 29 October 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 29 October 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 12 (48.00%) Java
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Banking
4 9 (36.00%) REST
5 8 (32.00%) Oracle
6 7 (28.00%) Web Services
7 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (24.00%) Unix
7 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (24.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) Fixed Income
7 6 (24.00%) Spring
7 6 (24.00%) Azure
7 6 (24.00%) High Availability
7 6 (24.00%) Microservices
8 5 (20.00%) Apache Camel
8 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Fuse
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) OO
8 5 (20.00%) JMS
9 4 (16.00%) EAI
9 4 (16.00%) HTML
9 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
9 4 (16.00%) DevOps
9 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (16.00%) MuleSoft

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 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Fuse
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) JBoss
3 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (4.00%) Mule
4 1 (4.00%) nginx
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Azure
2 4 (16.00%) SaaS
3 3 (12.00%) iPaaS
4 2 (8.00%) Apigee
4 2 (8.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Stack
4 2 (8.00%) Logic Apps
4 2 (8.00%) PaaS
4 2 (8.00%) Power Platform
4 2 (8.00%) PowerApps
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) AWS
5 1 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (4.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) AMQP
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) JUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.00%) FishEye
3 2 (8.00%) Hudson
3 2 (8.00%) jMock
3 2 (8.00%) Maven
3 2 (8.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Gatling
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Mockito
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) French Language
3 2 (8.00%) Front Office
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Azure Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Integration Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Java Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Java Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) REST
2 7 (28.00%) Web Services
3 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (24.00%) Spring
4 5 (20.00%) Apache Camel
4 5 (20.00%) JMS
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) Ajax
6 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (12.00%) GWT
6 3 (12.00%) HTML5
6 3 (12.00%) JDBC
6 3 (12.00%) jQuery
6 3 (12.00%) JSF
6 3 (12.00%) OSGi
6 3 (12.00%) XML
7 2 (8.00%) JAX-RS
7 2 (8.00%) Murex MxML
7 2 (8.00%) Node.js
7 2 (8.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Fixed Income
2 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) CMDB
5 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.00%) LPAR
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) High Availability
2 6 (24.00%) Microservices
2 6 (24.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) OO
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) EAI
5 3 (12.00%) Analytics
5 3 (12.00%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.00%) RUP
5 3 (12.00%) Scalability Testing
5 3 (12.00%) SDLC
5 3 (12.00%) Web Development
6 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) Java 8
3 3 (12.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) Groovy
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCNP
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) Ansible
3 1 (4.00%) Consul
3 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.00%) logstash
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Packer
3 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) MuleSoft
3 3 (12.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) Sybase
4 2 (8.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (8.00%) Murex
4 2 (8.00%) WSO2
5 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe
5 1 (4.00%) Axway
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) Informatica
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow