Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 99 168
Rank change year-on-year -56 +69 -10
Contract jobs citing Middleware 27 22 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 1.24% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.09% 4.16% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 39
10th Percentile £450 £431 £345
25th Percentile £500 £508 £481
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £650 £550
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £719 £688 £631
90th Percentile £800 £720 £640
Central London median daily rate £625 £638 £550
% change year-on-year -1.96% +15.91% +1.15%

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 1,293 529 2,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.51% 29.85% 35.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 421 1,740
10th Percentile £413 £363 £406
25th Percentile £483 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £535
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.91% +1.95%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £618
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £590 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +12.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
10th Percentile £18.78 £26.28 £31.06
25th Percentile £24.25 £30.44 £41.23
Median hourly rate £35.75 £35.50 £46.85
Median % change year-on-year +0.70% -24.22% +73.51%
75th Percentile £45.25 £38.69 £53.91
90th Percentile £68.43 £39.48 £60.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £46.85
% change year-on-year -1.41% -24.22% +73.51%

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 18 October 2021.

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

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £625 -
Middleware
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 13 (48.15%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Finance
4 10 (37.04%) Banking
4 10 (37.04%) Spring
5 8 (29.63%) Fixed Income
6 7 (25.93%) SQL
6 7 (25.93%) Social Skills
7 6 (22.22%) Microservices
7 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
7 6 (22.22%) Linux
7 6 (22.22%) TDD
8 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
8 5 (18.52%) Front Office
8 5 (18.52%) DevOps
8 5 (18.52%) SaaS
9 4 (14.81%) AWS
9 4 (14.81%) Open Source
9 4 (14.81%) Docker
9 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (14.81%) Low Latency
9 4 (14.81%) Solace
9 4 (14.81%) Apache
9 4 (14.81%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) CRM
9 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) Legal
9 4 (14.81%) JIRA
9 4 (14.81%) Multithreading

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 4 (14.81%) Apache
1 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.11%) JBoss
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (3.70%) Anypoint
3 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.70%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) SaaS
2 4 (14.81%) AWS
3 3 (11.11%) Azure
3 3 (11.11%) PaaS
4 2 (7.41%) GitHub
4 2 (7.41%) iPaaS
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (3.70%) Azure App Service
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) NAS
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (3.70%) FTP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) JUnit
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.70%) Cypress.io
4 1 (3.70%) Gradle
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Banking
3 7 (25.93%) Social Skills
4 5 (18.52%) Front Office
4 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
5 4 (14.81%) Legal
6 2 (7.41%) Advertising
6 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.70%) Back Office
7 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (3.70%) Games
7 1 (3.70%) Marketing
7 1 (3.70%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (3.70%) Publishing
7 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) AWS Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Head of Technology
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Technology Director
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) Spring
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) Apache Camel
2 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 3 (11.11%) JMS
2 3 (11.11%) OSGi
2 3 (11.11%) Ultra Messaging
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) HTML5
3 2 (7.41%) Java EE
3 2 (7.41%) React
3 2 (7.41%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.70%) JDBC
4 1 (3.70%) JSON
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Fixed Income
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.41%) Equities
4 2 (7.41%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.70%) AS400
5 1 (3.70%) Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.70%) Derivative
5 1 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.70%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.70%) iSeries
5 1 (3.70%) LPAR
5 1 (3.70%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) Synthetic Equity
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Microservices
2 6 (22.22%) TDD
3 5 (18.52%) DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) CRM
4 4 (14.81%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (14.81%) Low Latency
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
4 4 (14.81%) Open Source
5 3 (11.11%) BDD
5 3 (11.11%) Concurrent Programming
5 3 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
5 3 (11.11%) Fintech
5 3 (11.11%) High Availability
5 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (11.11%) Market Making
5 3 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Java 11
3 3 (11.11%) Java 8
3 3 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) ES6
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) PMO
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) IAG
2 1 (3.70%) NFS
2 1 (3.70%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.41%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (3.70%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Solace
2 3 (11.11%) IBM
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Perforce
3 2 (7.41%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Sybase
4 1 (3.70%) Altiris
4 1 (3.70%) Dynatrace
4 1 (3.70%) iManage
4 1 (3.70%) Intapp
4 1 (3.70%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) VMware