Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 134 157
Rank change year-on-year -20 +23 -29
Contract jobs citing Middleware 108 115 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.54% 1.68% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.84% 4.38% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 99 75
City of London median daily rate £550 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £396
90th Percentile £688 £780 £733
Central London median daily rate £550 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £100.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £100.50 - -

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 2,809 2,627 2,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.12% 38.30% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,339 2,172 2,020
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £394 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.75 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.33% -38.57% -
10th Percentile £17.90 £18.38 £19.00
90th Percentile £81.63 £27.74 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% -38.57% -

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 22 October 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

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 22 October 2018. 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 £500 -
Middleware
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 67 (62.04%) Java
2 50 (46.30%) Finance
3 39 (36.11%) SQL Server
3 39 (36.11%) Unix
4 31 (28.70%) Oracle
4 31 (28.70%) IBM
5 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (25.93%) Spring
7 26 (24.07%) Banking
8 24 (22.22%) Linux
8 24 (22.22%) JMS
8 24 (22.22%) HTML
9 23 (21.30%) XML
10 22 (20.37%) OO
11 19 (17.59%) TDD
12 18 (16.67%) Back Office
12 18 (16.67%) Relational Database
13 17 (15.74%) TIBCO
13 17 (15.74%) SAP
13 17 (15.74%) Financial Institution
14 16 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
14 16 (14.81%) Fixed Income
14 16 (14.81%) Actimize
14 16 (14.81%) SQL
15 15 (13.89%) SAS
15 15 (13.89%) Migration
15 15 (13.89%) Anti-Money Laundering
16 14 (12.96%) OAuth
16 14 (12.96%) Maven
16 14 (12.96%) Java EE

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 15 (13.89%) SAS
2 13 (12.04%) WebSphere
3 11 (10.19%) JBoss
4 9 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.63%) Confluence
6 4 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.70%) Mule
6 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.85%) Apache
8 2 (1.85%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.85%) IIS
9 1 (0.93%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.93%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Actimize
2 2 (1.85%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.93%) Kondor
3 1 (0.93%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.93%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.63%) Boomi
4 3 (2.78%) Apigee
4 3 (2.78%) GitHub
5 2 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.85%) iPaaS
5 2 (1.85%) Serverless
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.93%) Firebase
6 1 (0.93%) Office 365
6 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.93%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) Firewall
1 4 (3.70%) LAN
1 4 (3.70%) SSL
1 4 (3.70%) WAN
2 3 (2.78%) NAS
2 3 (2.78%) SAN
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (1.85%) HTTP
3 2 (1.85%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.85%) SSH
4 1 (0.93%) Broadband
4 1 (0.93%) MPLS
4 1 (0.93%) PABX
4 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.93%) VoIP
4 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 12 (11.11%) MySQL
4 8 (7.41%) DB2
4 8 (7.41%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.70%) Big Data
5 4 (3.70%) KDB
6 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.85%) DataStage
7 2 (1.85%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.93%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.93%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Maven
2 10 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.48%) JIRA
4 6 (5.56%) JUnit
4 6 (5.56%) Subversion
5 4 (3.70%) Robot Framework
6 3 (2.78%) jMock
7 2 (1.85%) Mockito
7 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.93%) CF BOSH
8 1 (0.93%) fastlane
8 1 (0.93%) git-flow
8 1 (0.93%) Gradle
8 1 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (46.30%) Finance
2 26 (24.07%) Banking
3 18 (16.67%) Back Office
4 17 (15.74%) Financial Institution
5 11 (10.19%) Front Office
6 9 (8.33%) Advertising
6 9 (8.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.85%) Retail
9 1 (0.93%) French Language
9 1 (0.93%) Legal
9 1 (0.93%) Marketing
9 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (42.59%) Developer
2 29 (26.85%) Java Developer
3 18 (16.67%) Consultant
4 14 (12.96%) Architect
5 10 (9.26%) Analyst
5 10 (9.26%) Business Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Fraud Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Fraud Business Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Integration Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Implementation Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Implementation Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Middleware Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Administrator
11 3 (2.78%) Java Team Leader
11 3 (2.78%) Scala Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.93%) Spring
2 24 (22.22%) HTML
2 24 (22.22%) JMS
3 23 (21.30%) XML
4 14 (12.96%) Java EE
4 14 (12.96%) OAuth
4 14 (12.96%) Web Services
5 13 (12.04%) J2EE
5 13 (12.04%) REST
6 10 (9.26%) JSON
7 9 (8.33%) OpenID
7 9 (8.33%) SOAP
8 8 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (7.41%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (7.41%) JTA
8 8 (7.41%) JTS
8 8 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (6.48%) Hibernate
9 7 (6.48%) Rendezvous
9 7 (6.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Fixed Income
2 13 (12.04%) Equities
3 10 (9.26%) Fintech
4 9 (8.33%) Derivative
5 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.78%) Clustering
8 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.85%) PKI
9 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.85%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.93%) DataPower
10 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.93%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.11%) Unix
2 24 (22.22%) Linux
3 12 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (3.70%) Android
4 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.70%) Solaris
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (0.93%) HPUX
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.37%) OO
3 19 (17.59%) TDD
4 16 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
5 15 (13.89%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 15 (13.89%) Migration
6 13 (12.04%) BDD
7 12 (11.11%) Multithreading
8 11 (10.19%) Analytics
9 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (7.41%) OOD
10 8 (7.41%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.41%) UML
11 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.48%) DevOps
11 7 (6.48%) Scrum
11 7 (6.48%) SOA
11 7 (6.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 67 (62.04%) Java
2 16 (14.81%) SQL
3 14 (12.96%) Python
4 6 (5.56%) Java 8
4 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.63%) Perl
5 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.78%) C
6 3 (2.78%) C#
6 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.78%) Scala
7 2 (1.85%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) VB
7 2 (1.85%) XPath
8 1 (0.93%) ABAP
8 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.93%) Groovy
8 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.70%) CISSP
1 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.78%) CISM
2 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.85%) CCNA
3 2 (1.85%) CCSA
3 2 (1.85%) CISA
3 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.85%) Degree
3 2 (1.85%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.85%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.78%) GDPR
4 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.85%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.85%) PSD2
5 1 (0.93%) FISMA
5 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.93%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Docker
2 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.85%) OpenAM
4 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.93%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Ansible
1 3 (2.78%) Control-M
1 3 (2.78%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
2 2 (1.85%) CASB
2 2 (1.85%) Grafana
2 2 (1.85%) Kibana
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.93%) collectd
3 1 (0.93%) Fluentd
3 1 (0.93%) Graphite
3 1 (0.93%) logstash
3 1 (0.93%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (28.70%) IBM
1 31 (28.70%) Oracle
2 17 (15.74%) SAP
2 17 (15.74%) TIBCO
3 14 (12.96%) Sybase
4 8 (7.41%) VMware
5 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.56%) MuleSoft
7 5 (4.63%) Cisco
7 5 (4.63%) Dell
7 5 (4.63%) Google
8 4 (3.70%) CA
8 4 (3.70%) CyberArk
9 3 (2.78%) Citrix
9 3 (2.78%) Informatica
9 3 (2.78%) Murex
10 2 (1.85%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.85%) Reuters
10 2 (1.85%) Sun
10 2 (1.85%) Symantec