Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 110 151
Rank change year-on-year -12 +41 +14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 46 26 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.34% 1.11% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.94% 3.31% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 64
10th Percentile £450 £456 £404
25th Percentile £603 £500 £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £619 £575
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +7.61% +4.55%
75th Percentile £713 £688 £638
90th Percentile £800 £750 £650
Central London median daily rate £675 £575 £556
% change year-on-year +17.39% +3.37% +3.97%

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 1,168 786 2,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.92% 33.43% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 611 1,946
10th Percentile £407 £375 £413
25th Percentile £463 £450 £465
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.33% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
10th Percentile £15.88 £29.05 £20.15
25th Percentile £20.00 £34.75 £24.81
Median hourly rate £30.25 £39.00 £38.37
Median % change year-on-year -22.44% +1.64% +74.42%
75th Percentile £37.75 £52.63 £48.56
90th Percentile £47.43 £59.00 £56.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year -10.26% -6.58% +89.75%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 23 (50.00%) Java
2 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) Spring
3 17 (36.96%) Banking
4 15 (32.61%) Microservices
5 14 (30.43%) Social Skills
6 13 (28.26%) Open Source
6 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (28.26%) Apache Camel
6 13 (28.26%) Fixed Income
6 13 (28.26%) Linux
7 12 (26.09%) OO
7 12 (26.09%) Apache
7 12 (26.09%) Hibernate
7 12 (26.09%) OSGi
7 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Fuse
8 11 (23.91%) High Availability
8 11 (23.91%) Migration
9 10 (21.74%) NAS
9 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (21.74%) IBM
9 10 (21.74%) Java 8
10 9 (19.57%) Project Delivery
10 9 (19.57%) Matrix Organization
10 9 (19.57%) PowerHA
10 9 (19.57%) Apple iOS
10 9 (19.57%) HTML5
10 9 (19.57%) Project Governance
10 9 (19.57%) Project 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 12 (26.09%) Apache
1 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Fuse
2 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Eikon
1 2 (4.35%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) IaaS
2 4 (8.70%) SaaS
3 3 (6.52%) AWS
3 3 (6.52%) Azure
3 3 (6.52%) PaaS
4 2 (4.35%) iPaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Azure App Service
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.17%) GitHub
5 1 (2.17%) npm
5 1 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) NAS
2 9 (19.57%) FTP
2 9 (19.57%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) Multicast
4 1 (2.17%) HTTP
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) DB2
2 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.70%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) JUnit
4 2 (4.35%) GCC
4 2 (4.35%) GDB
5 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.17%) Cypress.io
5 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.17%) Mocha
5 1 (2.17%) Protractor
5 1 (2.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.17%) webpack
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 17 (36.96%) Banking
3 14 (30.43%) Social Skills
4 6 (13.04%) Front Office
5 5 (10.87%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (8.70%) Legal
7 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (4.35%) Advertising
8 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (2.17%) Games
9 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 16 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.57%) Architect
3 9 (19.57%) Project Manager
4 7 (15.22%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (13.04%) AWS Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Java Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Java Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.35%) C++ Pricing Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Head of Technology
8 2 (4.35%) Linux Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Pricing Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Technology Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) Spring
2 13 (28.26%) Apache Camel
3 12 (26.09%) Hibernate
3 12 (26.09%) OSGi
4 9 (19.57%) HTML
4 9 (19.57%) HTML5
5 8 (17.39%) JMS
5 8 (17.39%) REST
6 7 (15.22%) Ajax
6 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
6 7 (15.22%) jQuery
7 6 (13.04%) GWT
7 6 (13.04%) JDBC
7 6 (13.04%) JSF
8 3 (6.52%) React
8 3 (6.52%) Ultra Messaging
9 2 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (4.35%) CSS3
9 2 (4.35%) Node.js
9 2 (4.35%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Software
1 13 (28.26%) Fixed Income
2 9 (19.57%) AS400
2 9 (19.57%) iSeries
2 9 (19.57%) LPAR
2 9 (19.57%) Replication
3 6 (13.04%) Clustering
4 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.35%) Derivative
5 2 (4.35%) Equities
5 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Market Risk
6 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
2 9 (19.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (10.87%) Unix
4 4 (8.70%) Windows
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Microservices
3 13 (28.26%) Open Source
4 12 (26.09%) OO
5 11 (23.91%) High Availability
5 11 (23.91%) Migration
6 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (19.57%) Business Continuity
7 9 (19.57%) Matrix Organization
7 9 (19.57%) PRINCE2
7 9 (19.57%) Project Delivery
7 9 (19.57%) Project Governance
7 9 (19.57%) Project Management
7 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
8 8 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (17.39%) Electronic Trading
8 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.04%) Multithreading
10 6 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (21.74%) Java 8
3 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.22%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) C++
5 3 (6.52%) Java 11
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) ES6
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) PMP
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) PMO
3 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) PowerHA
2 3 (6.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) IBM
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Solace
3 3 (6.52%) ION Trading
3 3 (6.52%) Perforce
4 2 (4.35%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.35%) Reuters
4 2 (4.35%) Sybase
5 1 (2.17%) Altiris
5 1 (2.17%) iManage
5 1 (2.17%) Intapp
5 1 (2.17%) SAP