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 3 months to 25 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 117 109
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 38 49 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.16% 1.47% 1.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.07% 4.23% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 73
Median daily rate £594 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1239 1158 1728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.83% 34.85% 29.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 997 1393
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 49 (55.06%) Finance
1 49 (55.06%) Banking
2 42 (47.19%) Java
3 29 (32.58%) Linux
4 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
5 24 (26.97%) Unix
5 24 (26.97%) Multithreading
6 23 (25.84%) Windows
6 23 (25.84%) TIBCO
7 19 (21.35%) IBM
7 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (20.22%) Oracle
9 16 (17.98%) SQL
9 16 (17.98%) Scrum
10 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
10 14 (15.73%) WebSphere
10 14 (15.73%) DevOps
11 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
11 13 (14.61%) TIBCO EMS
11 13 (14.61%) SOA
12 12 (13.48%) Solaris
12 12 (13.48%) Migration
13 11 (12.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (12.36%) .NET
13 11 (12.36%) Investment Banking
13 11 (12.36%) Ansible
14 10 (11.24%) Docker
14 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (11.24%) Splunk
14 10 (11.24%) TDD

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 14 (15.73%) WebSphere
2 9 (10.11%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.62%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (4.49%) Apache Spark
5 4 (4.49%) IIS
6 3 (3.37%) Apache
6 3 (3.37%) Confluence
6 3 (3.37%) MQSeries
6 3 (3.37%) Mule
6 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.25%) JBoss
7 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.12%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.12%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.12%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (4.49%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.12%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.12%) RMDS
2 1 (1.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) OpenShift
2 6 (6.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.37%) GitHub
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.12%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.37%) HTTP
3 2 (2.25%) AMQP
3 2 (2.25%) Multicast
3 2 (2.25%) NAS
4 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) FTP
4 1 (1.12%) LAN
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) SSH
4 1 (1.12%) SSL
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
4 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) Big Data
2 6 (6.74%) Hazelcast
2 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.62%) DB2
3 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.62%) KDB
3 5 (5.62%) Kdb+
3 5 (5.62%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.37%) Data Lake
5 3 (3.37%) Power BI
5 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.25%) QlikView
7 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.12%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) JUnit
2 8 (8.99%) Cucumber
2 8 (8.99%) Maven
3 6 (6.74%) Subversion
4 5 (5.62%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.49%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.37%) JIRA
6 3 (3.37%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.25%) webpack
8 1 (1.12%) Ant
8 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.12%) jMock
General
1 49 (55.06%) Banking
1 49 (55.06%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Investment Banking
3 9 (10.11%) Front Office
4 2 (2.25%) Advertising
4 2 (2.25%) International Banking
5 1 (1.12%) French Language
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (50.56%) Developer
2 23 (25.84%) Java Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Architect
3 19 (21.35%) Senior Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) C++ Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Java Architect
7 7 (7.87%) Scala Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Lead Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Scala Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.62%) KDB Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Salesforce Architect
9 5 (5.62%) Salesforce Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Data Business Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) DevOps Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Payments Architect
10 4 (4.49%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.61%) TIBCO EMS
2 11 (12.36%) .NET
3 9 (10.11%) JMS
3 9 (10.11%) REST
4 8 (8.99%) JSON
4 8 (8.99%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (8.99%) WireMock
4 8 (8.99%) XML
5 7 (7.87%) Apache Camel
5 7 (7.87%) Rendezvous
6 6 (6.74%) spray
6 6 (6.74%) Spring
6 6 (6.74%) Visualforce
6 6 (6.74%) XSLT
7 5 (5.62%) CSS
8 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.49%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (4.49%) HTML
8 4 (4.49%) XML Schema
9 3 (3.37%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.74%) SWIFT
4 4 (4.49%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.37%) Derivative
5 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) Clustering
6 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.25%) iSeries
6 2 (2.25%) Tandem
7 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.12%) Equities
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.12%) PKI
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.58%) Linux
2 24 (26.97%) Unix
3 23 (25.84%) Windows
4 12 (13.48%) Solaris
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.25%) zOS
8 1 (1.12%) AIX
8 1 (1.12%) Android
8 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.12%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Multithreading
2 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.98%) Scrum
4 14 (15.73%) DevOps
4 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
5 13 (14.61%) SOA
5 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
6 12 (13.48%) Migration
7 10 (11.24%) TDD
8 8 (8.99%) Asset Management
8 8 (8.99%) Dashboard Development
8 8 (8.99%) Electronic Trading
8 8 (8.99%) Multithreaded Programming
9 7 (7.87%) Analytics
9 7 (7.87%) Kanban
9 7 (7.87%) TOGAF
9 7 (7.87%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.74%) Change Management
10 6 (6.74%) CRM
10 6 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.19%) Java
2 16 (17.98%) SQL
3 9 (10.11%) C++
4 7 (7.87%) C#
4 7 (7.87%) Scala
5 6 (6.74%) Apex Code
5 6 (6.74%) Python
5 6 (6.74%) SOQL
5 6 (6.74%) SOSL
6 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.37%) JCL
7 3 (3.37%) Perl
8 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.25%) ES6
8 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.12%) C
9 1 (1.12%) C-shell
9 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.12%) CISSP
3 1 (1.12%) GCIA
3 1 (1.12%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) MiFID
1 6 (6.74%) SEPA
2 1 (1.12%) COBIT
2 1 (1.12%) COSO
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.25%) HDFS
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Ansible
2 9 (10.11%) Kubernetes
3 8 (8.99%) Grafana
3 8 (8.99%) Kibana
3 8 (8.99%) Prometheus
4 3 (3.37%) MOM
5 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.12%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.12%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (1.12%) Puppet
5 1 (1.12%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) Terraform
5 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) TIBCO
2 19 (21.35%) IBM
3 18 (20.22%) Oracle
4 10 (11.24%) Red Hat
4 10 (11.24%) Splunk
5 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.74%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (5.62%) Tableau
8 4 (4.49%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (4.49%) Informatica
8 4 (4.49%) Solace
9 3 (3.37%) Talend
9 3 (3.37%) WorldPay
10 2 (2.25%) Qualys
10 2 (2.25%) Talarian
10 2 (2.25%) VMware
11 1 (1.12%) Axway
11 1 (1.12%) Citrix
11 1 (1.12%) Google
11 1 (1.12%) ION Trading
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