Period
to 24 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 144 149
Rank change year-on-year -32 +5 +1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 78 89 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.12% 1.42% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.91% 3.86% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 67 62
City of London median daily rate £550 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +26.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £470 £436 £364
90th Percentile £675 £664 £670
Central London median daily rate £550 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +5.26%
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 2,683 2,305 2,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.69% 36.87% 34.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,213 1,888 1,909
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +3.02% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 6
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £24.86 £32.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% -24.17% +27.07%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.75 £17.08
90th Percentile £55.38 £31.85 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.86 £32.79
% change year-on-year -11.50% -24.17% +19.78%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018, 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 39 (50.00%) Java
2 33 (42.31%) Finance
3 24 (30.77%) IBM
4 22 (28.21%) Unix
5 21 (26.92%) Banking
6 20 (25.64%) Linux
7 18 (23.08%) Oracle
7 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (20.51%) Spring
9 15 (19.23%) SQL
9 15 (19.23%) Python
10 14 (17.95%) Windows
11 12 (15.38%) Maven
11 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (14.10%) Node.js
12 11 (14.10%) Relational Database
12 11 (14.10%) Identity Access Management
12 11 (14.10%) TDD
13 10 (12.82%) Migration
13 10 (12.82%) WebSphere
13 10 (12.82%) XML
13 10 (12.82%) DevOps
13 10 (12.82%) Multithreading
14 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
14 9 (11.54%) HTML
14 9 (11.54%) IBM Integration Bus
15 8 (10.26%) Front Office
15 8 (10.26%) Web Services
15 8 (10.26%) OO

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 10 (12.82%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.97%) JBoss
3 6 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.41%) Apache
4 5 (6.41%) IIS
4 5 (6.41%) SAS
4 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.56%) GlassFish
5 2 (2.56%) Mule
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.28%) Confluence
6 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Actimize
2 2 (2.56%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.28%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.69%) OpenShift
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.56%) SaaS
4 2 (2.56%) Serverless
5 1 (1.28%) Boomi
5 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.28%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) PaaS
5 1 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) SSL
2 4 (5.13%) LAN
2 4 (5.13%) NAS
2 4 (5.13%) SAN
2 4 (5.13%) WAN
3 3 (3.85%) Firewall
3 3 (3.85%) SSH
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.56%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.28%) AMQP
5 1 (1.28%) DHCP
5 1 (1.28%) FCoE
5 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.28%) FTP
5 1 (1.28%) HTTP
5 1 (1.28%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.10%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.85%) Big Data
4 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) DB2
6 1 (1.28%) HBase
6 1 (1.28%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Redis
6 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Maven
2 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.41%) JUnit
4 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.56%) Android Studio
5 2 (2.56%) JIRA
5 2 (2.56%) Subversion
5 2 (2.56%) Xcode
6 1 (1.28%) Appium
6 1 (1.28%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.28%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.28%) Moq
6 1 (1.28%) NUnit
6 1 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (42.31%) Finance
2 21 (26.92%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Front Office
4 7 (8.97%) Investment Banking
5 6 (7.69%) Financial Institution
6 5 (6.41%) Back Office
6 5 (6.41%) Retail Banking
7 3 (3.85%) Advertising
8 2 (2.56%) Legal
9 1 (1.28%) Digital Economy
9 1 (1.28%) French Language
9 1 (1.28%) Marketing
9 1 (1.28%) Private Banking
9 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (42.31%) Developer
2 18 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Architect
4 7 (8.97%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Consultant
4 7 (8.97%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Fraud Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Fraud Business Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Integration Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Scala Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Spring
2 11 (14.10%) Node.js
3 10 (12.82%) XML
4 9 (11.54%) HTML
4 9 (11.54%) IBM Integration Bus
5 8 (10.26%) JMS
5 8 (10.26%) OAuth
5 8 (10.26%) REST
5 8 (10.26%) SAML
5 8 (10.26%) Web Services
6 7 (8.97%) Hibernate
6 7 (8.97%) RESTful
7 5 (6.41%) J2EE
7 5 (6.41%) Java EE
7 5 (6.41%) JTA
7 5 (6.41%) JTS
7 5 (6.41%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (5.13%) .NET
8 4 (5.13%) Apache Camel
8 4 (5.13%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Equities
1 6 (7.69%) Fixed Income
1 6 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.85%) Derivative
3 3 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) EPoS
5 1 (1.28%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) Fintech
5 1 (1.28%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Unix
2 20 (25.64%) Linux
3 14 (17.95%) Windows
4 8 (10.26%) Android
4 8 (10.26%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.41%) Solaris
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.10%) Identity Access Management
2 11 (14.10%) TDD
3 10 (12.82%) DevOps
3 10 (12.82%) Migration
3 10 (12.82%) Multithreading
4 8 (10.26%) BDD
4 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 8 (10.26%) OO
5 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
6 6 (7.69%) API Development
6 6 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (7.69%) Low Latency
6 6 (7.69%) Microservices
6 6 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (7.69%) SDLC
6 6 (7.69%) SOA
6 6 (7.69%) System Testing
7 5 (6.41%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 5 (6.41%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (19.23%) Python
2 15 (19.23%) SQL
3 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.41%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.13%) Java 8
6 3 (3.85%) C#
6 3 (3.85%) C++
6 3 (3.85%) Perl
6 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) Scala
7 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.56%) XPath
8 1 (1.28%) ABAP
8 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.28%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) CISM
2 3 (3.85%) CISSP
3 2 (2.56%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.56%) CCNA
3 2 (2.56%) CCSA
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) OCPJP
3 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.28%) CISA
4 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) GDPR
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (2.56%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.28%) COBIT
3 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Docker
1 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.56%) NFS
4 2 (2.56%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.28%) iptables
5 1 (1.28%) KVM
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.28%) Samba
5 1 (1.28%) SRDF
5 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Ansible
2 4 (5.13%) Grafana
2 4 (5.13%) Kibana
3 3 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.85%) Prometheus
4 2 (2.56%) CASB
4 2 (2.56%) Control-M
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (1.28%) collectd
5 1 (1.28%) Graphite
5 1 (1.28%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.28%) logstash
5 1 (1.28%) PowerBroker
5 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) IBM
2 18 (23.08%) Oracle
3 8 (10.26%) TIBCO
4 7 (8.97%) Google
4 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.97%) SAP
4 7 (8.97%) VMware
5 6 (7.69%) Apigee
6 5 (6.41%) CA
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco
6 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
6 5 (6.41%) Splunk
7 4 (5.13%) CyberArk
7 4 (5.13%) Sybase
8 3 (3.85%) Murex
8 3 (3.85%) Solace
9 2 (2.56%) Citrix
9 2 (2.56%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.56%) Symantec