Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 177 157
Rank change year-on-year +22 -20 -3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 32 84 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 1.23% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.00% 3.18% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 86
City of London median daily rate £500 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £385 £433 £413
90th Percentile £668 £725 £711
Central London median daily rate £513 £600 £550
% change year-on-year -14.58% +9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London 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 1,597 2,645 2,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.89% 38.79% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,291 2,194 2,300
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +4.86%
10th Percentile £388 £410 £363
90th Percentile £675 £672 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -21.79% -55.21%
10th Percentile £24.50 £14.90 £21.20
90th Percentile £63.50 £84.50 £67.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £24.30
% change year-on-year +29.63% +11.13% -55.21%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the City of London

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the City of London

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 8 (25.00%) XML
5 7 (21.88%) Web Services
5 7 (21.88%) SOA
5 7 (21.88%) REST
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Linux
6 6 (18.75%) .NET
6 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.63%) Banking
7 5 (15.63%) Oracle
7 5 (15.63%) Java
7 5 (15.63%) Unix
7 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
7 5 (15.63%) Azure
7 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (12.50%) JIRA
8 4 (12.50%) DevOps
8 4 (12.50%) Microservices
8 4 (12.50%) ERP
8 4 (12.50%) SOAP
8 4 (12.50%) J2EE
8 4 (12.50%) Spring
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (9.38%) Workflow
9 3 (9.38%) Change Management

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 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
1 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) Anypoint
2 2 (6.25%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) Mule
2 2 (6.25%) Mule ESB
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (6.25%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (6.25%) HFM
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (3.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Azure
2 3 (9.38%) AWS
2 3 (9.38%) iPaaS
2 3 (9.38%) SaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (6.25%) Azure Stack
4 1 (3.13%) Boomi
4 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.13%) Office 365
4 1 (3.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) SSL
1 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) NetScreen
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (3.13%) Maven
3 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.13%) CISSP Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) ERP Developer
5 1 (3.13%) ForgeRock Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.13%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Integration Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) XML
2 7 (21.88%) REST
2 7 (21.88%) Web Services
3 6 (18.75%) .NET
4 4 (12.50%) J2EE
4 4 (12.50%) SOAP
4 4 (12.50%) Spring
5 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.38%) Flask
5 3 (9.38%) JSON
5 3 (9.38%) OAuth
5 3 (9.38%) React
5 3 (9.38%) Vue.js
5 3 (9.38%) WSDL
5 3 (9.38%) XSLT
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.25%) Apache CXF
6 2 (6.25%) OAuth2
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
2 2 (6.25%) VLE
3 1 (3.13%) PMI
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) SOA
3 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.50%) DevOps
4 4 (12.50%) ERP
4 4 (12.50%) Microservices
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.38%) High Availability
5 3 (9.38%) Information Security
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
5 3 (9.38%) User Stories
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) Java
4 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.38%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) Groovy
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
1 3 (9.38%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CISM
3 1 (3.13%) CISMP
3 1 (3.13%) CISSP
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) OpenAM
1 2 (6.25%) OpenDJ
1 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Data Guard
1 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.38%) Hyperion
4 2 (6.25%) ForgeRock
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) MuleSoft
4 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.13%) ATG
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) F5
5 1 (3.13%) Google
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Okta
5 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.13%) SnapLogic
5 1 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Workday