Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 161 174
Rank change year-on-year +54 +13 -1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 27 32 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 0.69% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.61% 2.03% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 48
Median daily rate £675 £494 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.71% -17.71% +9.09%
10th Percentile £431 £385 £420
90th Percentile £713 £698 £725
Central London median daily rate £675 £500 £600
% change year-on-year +35.00% -16.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 747 1,577 2,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.91% 34.04% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 1,295 2,149
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +0.96%
10th Percentile £363 £386 £408
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.64% +189.47% -11.63%
10th Percentile £17.50 £24.50 £14.90
90th Percentile £22.50 £63.50 £49.10
Median hourly rate £41.25 £56.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +50.00% +74.42%

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 4 March 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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 15 (55.56%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) Finance
3 13 (48.15%) Banking
3 13 (48.15%) Spring
3 13 (48.15%) Apache Camel
4 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) Hibernate
5 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Fuse
6 10 (37.04%) Microservices
6 10 (37.04%) REST
6 10 (37.04%) Linux
6 10 (37.04%) OO
7 9 (33.33%) Apache
7 9 (33.33%) JMS
7 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 9 (33.33%) HTML
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle
7 9 (33.33%) Ajax
7 9 (33.33%) jQuery
7 9 (33.33%) HTML5
7 9 (33.33%) Open Source
7 9 (33.33%) OSGi
7 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 9 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
8 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (29.63%) High Availability
8 8 (29.63%) GWT
8 8 (29.63%) Scalability Testing

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 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Fuse
2 9 (33.33%) Apache
3 3 (11.11%) Mule
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Eikon
1 2 (7.41%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (3.70%) Azure
2 1 (3.70%) GCP
2 1 (3.70%) iPaaS
2 1 (3.70%) npm
2 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) FTP
1 4 (14.81%) NAS
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) FishEye
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Hudson
2 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) jMock
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Mocha
2 1 (3.70%) Protractor
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) webpack
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Front Office
4 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Architect
2 9 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (29.63%) Java Architect
3 8 (29.63%) Java Solutions Architect
4 7 (25.93%) Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Integration Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Integration Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
8 1 (3.70%) Java Technical Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Apache Camel
1 13 (48.15%) Spring
2 11 (40.74%) Hibernate
3 10 (37.04%) REST
4 9 (33.33%) Ajax
4 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) HTML5
4 9 (33.33%) JMS
4 9 (33.33%) jQuery
4 9 (33.33%) OSGi
5 8 (29.63%) GWT
5 8 (29.63%) JDBC
5 8 (29.63%) JSF
6 4 (14.81%) Spring Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (7.41%) JSON
8 2 (7.41%) XML
9 1 (3.70%) Apache Flex
9 1 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (29.63%) Clustering
3 7 (25.93%) Fixed Income
4 4 (14.81%) AS400
4 4 (14.81%) iSeries
4 4 (14.81%) LPAR
4 4 (14.81%) Replication
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.41%) Derivative
5 2 (7.41%) Market Risk
6 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Microservices
2 10 (37.04%) OO
3 9 (33.33%) Open Source
4 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (29.63%) Extreme Programming
4 8 (29.63%) High Availability
4 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (29.63%) RUP
4 8 (29.63%) Scalability Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Scrum
4 8 (29.63%) Web Development
5 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Business Continuity
6 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) Java 8
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) ES6
5 1 (3.70%) Groovy
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) PowerHA
2 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg
3 2 (7.41%) ION Trading
3 2 (7.41%) MuleSoft
3 2 (7.41%) Reuters
3 2 (7.41%) Solace
3 2 (7.41%) Sybase
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.70%) Murex
4 1 (3.70%) Pega
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat