Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 141 129
Rank change year-on-year -25 -12 +5
Contract jobs citing Middleware 84 86 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.20% 1.41% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.16% 3.88% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 73 57
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £328
90th Percentile £769 £725 £674
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £475
% change year-on-year - +15.79% +5.56%
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 2,659 2,215 2,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.98% 36.38% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,267 1,875 1,801
City of London median daily rate £513 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £453
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.97% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £54.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.37% +44.65% +30.73%
10th Percentile £21.25 £51.62 £19.95
90th Percentile £67.50 £56.87 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £54.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -60.37% +44.65% +25.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 38 (45.24%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) Linux
3 27 (32.14%) Banking
4 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (27.38%) Unix
5 21 (25.00%) SQL
5 21 (25.00%) TIBCO
6 20 (23.81%) Java
7 19 (22.62%) C++
8 18 (21.43%) Windows
9 16 (19.05%) .NET
10 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 14 (16.67%) IBM
10 14 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 14 (16.67%) TDD
11 13 (15.48%) Maven
11 13 (15.48%) Oracle
12 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 12 (14.29%) Solaris
12 12 (14.29%) Multithreading
12 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
13 11 (13.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (11.90%) Subversion
14 10 (11.90%) DevOps
15 9 (10.71%) Relational Database
15 9 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (10.71%) TIBCO EMS
15 9 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (10.71%) Tomcat
15 9 (10.71%) Perl

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 9 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 8 (9.52%) MQSeries
2 8 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.14%) JBoss
4 3 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (3.57%) CMS
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.19%) nginx
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (3.57%) Kondor
2 2 (2.38%) Eagle PACE
2 2 (2.38%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.14%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.38%) SaaS
3 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.19%) Boomi
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.19%) FinancialForce
3 1 (1.19%) Force.com
3 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.19%) iPaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Office 365
3 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.19%) PaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) AMQP
2 3 (3.57%) Firewall
2 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) SSL
3 2 (2.38%) Network Security
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.19%) DHCP
4 1 (1.19%) FTP
4 1 (1.19%) HTTP
4 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.19%) LAN
4 1 (1.19%) SSH
4 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.14%) DB2
4 5 (5.95%) KDB
4 5 (5.95%) Kdb+
4 5 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.76%) Big Data
5 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.19%) HBase
8 1 (1.19%) Looker
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) Maven
2 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.90%) Subversion
4 5 (5.95%) JUnit
5 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.76%) JIRA
6 3 (3.57%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (2.38%) Android Studio
7 2 (2.38%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.38%) Mockito
7 2 (2.38%) NUnit
7 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.38%) Xcode
8 1 (1.19%) Appium
8 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.19%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 38 (45.24%) Finance
2 27 (32.14%) Banking
3 8 (9.52%) Back Office
4 6 (7.14%) Front Office
5 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.57%) Retail
7 2 (2.38%) Marketing
8 1 (1.19%) Advertising
8 1 (1.19%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.19%) Legal
8 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (42.86%) Developer
2 12 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 11 (13.10%) Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) C++ Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Scala Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.95%) KDB Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Middleware Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) C# Application Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Applications Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Senior C# Application Developer
9 3 (3.57%) SWIFT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) .NET
2 9 (10.71%) TIBCO EMS
2 9 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (9.52%) HTML
3 8 (9.52%) JMS
4 6 (7.14%) Rendezvous
5 5 (5.95%) Kafka
5 5 (5.95%) XML
6 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.76%) Apache Camel
6 4 (4.76%) Reactive Extensions
6 4 (4.76%) RESTful
7 3 (3.57%) .NET Core
7 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.57%) Node.js
7 3 (3.57%) REST
7 3 (3.57%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.95%) Equities
3 5 (5.95%) SWIFT
4 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.57%) Fintech
6 2 (2.38%) Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.19%) CMDB
7 1 (1.19%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.19%) EPoS
7 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.19%) iSeries
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.19%) Tandem
7 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.90%) Linux
2 23 (27.38%) Unix
3 18 (21.43%) Windows
4 12 (14.29%) Solaris
5 7 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.38%) Android
6 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.67%) TDD
3 12 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 10 (11.90%) DevOps
5 9 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (9.52%) Multithreaded Programming
6 8 (9.52%) SOA
7 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 7 (8.33%) SDLC
7 7 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.14%) BDD
8 6 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Low Latency
9 5 (5.95%) Migration
9 5 (5.95%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.76%) MVC
10 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) SQL
2 20 (23.81%) Java
3 19 (22.62%) C++
4 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.71%) Perl
6 8 (9.52%) C#
7 7 (8.33%) Python
8 6 (7.14%) PHP
8 6 (7.14%) Scala
9 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.57%) AWK
10 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.19%) Go
12 1 (1.19%) JCL
12 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) CISSP
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) GDPR
1 2 (2.38%) MiFID
2 1 (1.19%) COBIT
2 1 (1.19%) GCP
2 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Docker
2 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Ansible
2 5 (5.95%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.57%) Grafana
3 3 (3.57%) Kibana
3 3 (3.57%) Prometheus
3 3 (3.57%) Puppet
4 2 (2.38%) MOM
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.19%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.19%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.19%) Terraform
5 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 14 (16.67%) IBM
2 14 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 13 (15.48%) Oracle
4 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.95%) Solace
6 4 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.57%) Misys
7 3 (3.57%) Splunk
7 3 (3.57%) Sybase
7 3 (3.57%) Talarian
8 2 (2.38%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.38%) Reuters
8 2 (2.38%) Workday
9 1 (1.19%) Acunetix
9 1 (1.19%) Google
9 1 (1.19%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (1.19%) Perfecto Mobile
9 1 (1.19%) Tableau
9 1 (1.19%) VMware