Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 149 122
Rank change year-on-year +19 -27 -3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 118 93 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.65% 1.39% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.36% 3.89% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 71 122
City of London median daily rate £600 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £413 £393 £363
90th Percentile £775 £725 £662
Central London median daily rate £575 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 2704 2392 2820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.81% 35.88% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2277 2021 2329
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +29.17%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 62 (52.54%) Finance
2 61 (51.69%) Banking
3 41 (34.75%) Linux
4 33 (27.97%) Unix
4 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (27.12%) TIBCO
6 29 (24.58%) Java
6 29 (24.58%) SQL
7 26 (22.03%) SQL Server
8 24 (20.34%) Multithreading
9 23 (19.49%) Windows
10 19 (16.10%) Front Office
10 19 (16.10%) C++
10 19 (16.10%) IBM
10 19 (16.10%) Relational Database
11 18 (15.25%) .NET
12 17 (14.41%) Oracle
13 16 (13.56%) C#
13 16 (13.56%) SOA
13 16 (13.56%) Solaris
13 16 (13.56%) Investment Banking
13 16 (13.56%) Apache Camel
14 15 (12.71%) HTML
14 15 (12.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (11.86%) JMS
15 14 (11.86%) Scrum
15 14 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (11.86%) Open Source
15 14 (11.86%) Multithreaded Programming
16 13 (11.02%) Electronic Trading

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 11 (9.32%) Tomcat
2 10 (8.47%) MQSeries
2 10 (8.47%) WebSphere
3 9 (7.63%) Mule
4 6 (5.08%) JBoss
5 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.39%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.54%) Apache
6 3 (2.54%) IIS
7 2 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.85%) CICS
8 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.85%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (3.39%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (3.39%) Kondor
1 4 (3.39%) Markit EDM
1 4 (3.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.85%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.85%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) OpenShift
3 4 (3.39%) Force.com
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.69%) PaaS
5 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.85%) IaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Office 365
5 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Internet
1 2 (1.69%) SSL
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
2 1 (0.85%) NAS
2 1 (0.85%) SAN
2 1 (0.85%) SMS
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.10%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.93%) DB2
3 7 (5.93%) KDB
3 7 (5.93%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.08%) Kdb+
5 5 (4.24%) Hazelcast
5 5 (4.24%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.69%) Big Data
7 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.69%) Redis
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.85%) HBase
8 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Maven
2 11 (9.32%) Subversion
3 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.08%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.08%) JIRA
4 6 (5.08%) JUnit
5 5 (4.24%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.24%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.39%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (1.69%) Mockito
7 2 (1.69%) NuGet
7 2 (1.69%) NUnit
7 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.85%) GitLab
8 1 (0.85%) JBehave
8 1 (0.85%) jMock
8 1 (0.85%) ProC
8 1 (0.85%) Robot Framework
General
1 62 (52.54%) Finance
2 61 (51.69%) Banking
3 19 (16.10%) Front Office
4 16 (13.56%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.78%) Back Office
6 2 (1.69%) Advertising
6 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) French Language
7 1 (0.85%) International Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (46.61%) Developer
2 22 (18.64%) Java Developer
3 21 (17.80%) Senior Developer
4 17 (14.41%) Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) C++ Developer
5 11 (9.32%) Senior Manager
6 9 (7.63%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.63%) Integration Manager
7 8 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Development Manager
8 7 (5.93%) Senior Development Manager
9 6 (5.08%) Architect
9 6 (5.08%) KDB Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Consultant
10 5 (4.24%) Integration Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.25%) .NET
2 16 (13.56%) Apache Camel
3 15 (12.71%) HTML
4 14 (11.86%) JMS
5 13 (11.02%) Spring
5 13 (11.02%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (10.17%) TIBCO EMS
7 11 (9.32%) AngularJS
8 9 (7.63%) Rendezvous
9 8 (6.78%) .NET Framework
9 8 (6.78%) WPF
10 7 (5.93%) GWT
11 6 (5.08%) HTML5
11 6 (5.08%) REST
11 6 (5.08%) XML
11 6 (5.08%) XSLT
12 5 (4.24%) J2EE
12 5 (4.24%) JTS
12 5 (4.24%) Spring Integration
12 5 (4.24%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (8.47%) Derivative
4 6 (5.08%) Clustering
5 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.24%) Equities
5 5 (4.24%) SWIFT
6 4 (3.39%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.54%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.54%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.69%) CMDB
8 2 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.69%) Exotic Derivative
8 2 (1.69%) iSeries
8 2 (1.69%) Tandem
9 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.75%) Linux
2 33 (27.97%) Unix
3 23 (19.49%) Windows
4 16 (13.56%) Solaris
5 8 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.24%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.54%) AIX
7 3 (2.54%) zOS
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.85%) SUSE
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.34%) Multithreading
3 16 (13.56%) SOA
4 14 (11.86%) Multithreaded Programming
4 14 (11.86%) Open Source
4 14 (11.86%) Scrum
5 13 (11.02%) Configuration Management
5 13 (11.02%) Electronic Trading
5 13 (11.02%) OO
5 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (10.17%) EAI
7 11 (9.32%) Migration
7 11 (9.32%) Service Design
8 9 (7.63%) TDD
9 8 (6.78%) DevOps
9 8 (6.78%) Project Management
9 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.78%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.93%) Programme Delivery
10 7 (5.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.58%) Java
1 29 (24.58%) SQL
2 19 (16.10%) C++
3 16 (13.56%) C#
4 13 (11.02%) Perl
5 11 (9.32%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.63%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.08%) PHP
7 6 (5.08%) Scala
8 4 (3.39%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.39%) AWK
9 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.54%) Python
9 3 (2.54%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.69%) JCL
10 2 (1.69%) Korn
10 2 (1.69%) VBA
11 1 (0.85%) C
11 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) RHCE
3 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) MiFID
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Docker
2 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.69%) KVM
3 2 (1.69%) RHEV
3 2 (1.69%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) MOM
2 8 (6.78%) Ansible
3 6 (5.08%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.24%) Grafana
4 5 (4.24%) Kibana
4 5 (4.24%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.54%) Puppet
5 3 (2.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.85%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (27.12%) TIBCO
2 19 (16.10%) IBM
3 17 (14.41%) Oracle
4 13 (11.02%) Red Hat
5 12 (10.17%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.93%) Solace
7 6 (5.08%) Informatica
7 6 (5.08%) Sybase
7 6 (5.08%) VMware
8 5 (4.24%) Bloomberg
8 5 (4.24%) ION Trading
8 5 (4.24%) Splunk
9 4 (3.39%) DevExpress
9 4 (3.39%) Misys
9 4 (3.39%) Reuters
10 3 (2.54%) Murex
10 3 (2.54%) Talarian
11 2 (1.69%) BMC
11 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow