Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 139 157
Rank change year-on-year -22 +18 -34
Contract jobs citing Middleware 97 105 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.38% 1.59% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.48% 4.20% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 75 65
City of London median daily rate £536 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +26.32% -
10th Percentile £421 £425 £375
90th Percentile £675 £730 £633
Central London median daily rate £525 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% +5.26%
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 2,787 2,499 2,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.73% 37.81% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,279 2,013 1,993
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £374 £363 £321
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £452
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.74% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.49 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +22.43% -32.47%
10th Percentile £20.38 £20.75 £16.69
90th Percentile £45.63 £29.62 £50.43
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.69% +21.80% -42.86%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 52 (53.61%) Java
2 45 (46.39%) Finance
3 34 (35.05%) IBM
3 34 (35.05%) Unix
4 30 (30.93%) SQL Server
5 28 (28.87%) Oracle
6 26 (26.80%) Linux
7 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (24.74%) Banking
9 21 (21.65%) HTML
10 20 (20.62%) XML
10 20 (20.62%) Spring
11 18 (18.56%) SQL
12 16 (16.49%) Financial Institution
12 16 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (15.46%) GAP Analysis
13 15 (15.46%) Back Office
13 15 (15.46%) SAP
13 15 (15.46%) Windows
13 15 (15.46%) Python
14 14 (14.43%) JMS
14 14 (14.43%) SAS
14 14 (14.43%) Maven
14 14 (14.43%) TDD
14 14 (14.43%) Actimize
14 14 (14.43%) WebSphere
14 14 (14.43%) Anti-Money Laundering
15 13 (13.40%) Relational Database
16 12 (12.37%) OO
16 12 (12.37%) TIBCO

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 (14.43%) SAS
1 14 (14.43%) WebSphere
2 10 (10.31%) JBoss
3 8 (8.25%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.15%) Apache
4 5 (5.15%) Confluence
4 5 (5.15%) IIS
5 4 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.09%) Mule
6 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.06%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.03%) Anypoint
8 1 (1.03%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Actimize
2 2 (2.06%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.03%) Kondor
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.03%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.03%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.15%) Boomi
4 3 (3.09%) GitHub
5 2 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.06%) iPaaS
5 2 (2.06%) SaaS
5 2 (2.06%) Serverless
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.03%) Firebase
6 1 (1.03%) IaaS
6 1 (1.03%) Office 365
6 1 (1.03%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.03%) PaaS
6 1 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) SSL
2 5 (5.15%) LAN
2 5 (5.15%) NAS
2 5 (5.15%) SAN
2 5 (5.15%) WAN
3 4 (4.12%) Firewall
4 3 (3.09%) SSH
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (2.06%) HTTP
5 2 (2.06%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.06%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.03%) Broadband
6 1 (1.03%) FCoE
6 1 (1.03%) FTP
6 1 (1.03%) MPLS
6 1 (1.03%) Multicast
6 1 (1.03%) VoIP
6 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.40%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.25%) MySQL
4 7 (7.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (7.22%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.12%) Big Data
6 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.09%) DB2
7 2 (2.06%) DataStage
7 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.03%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.03%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.03%) HBase
8 1 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (1.03%) KDB
8 1 (1.03%) Kdb+
8 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.03%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.03%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Maven
2 10 (10.31%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.25%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.22%) JIRA
5 3 (3.09%) JUnit
5 3 (3.09%) Subversion
6 2 (2.06%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.03%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.03%) fastlane
7 1 (1.03%) git-flow
7 1 (1.03%) Gradle
7 1 (1.03%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (1.03%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.03%) Moq
7 1 (1.03%) NUnit
7 1 (1.03%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.03%) Toad
7 1 (1.03%) Xcode
General
1 45 (46.39%) Finance
2 24 (24.74%) Banking
3 16 (16.49%) Financial Institution
4 15 (15.46%) Back Office
5 10 (10.31%) Front Office
6 8 (8.25%) Investment Banking
7 6 (6.19%) Advertising
8 5 (5.15%) Retail Banking
9 2 (2.06%) Retail
10 1 (1.03%) French Language
10 1 (1.03%) Legal
10 1 (1.03%) Marketing
10 1 (1.03%) Private Banking
10 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (41.24%) Developer
2 22 (22.68%) Java Developer
3 18 (18.56%) Consultant
4 11 (11.34%) Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Fraud Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Fraud Business Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (7.22%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Integration Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Administrator
9 5 (5.15%) Implementation Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Implementation Consultant
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.12%) Technical Leader
11 3 (3.09%) Front Office Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.65%) HTML
2 20 (20.62%) Spring
2 20 (20.62%) XML
3 14 (14.43%) JMS
4 11 (11.34%) OAuth
4 11 (11.34%) REST
4 11 (11.34%) Web Services
5 10 (10.31%) IBM Integration Bus
5 10 (10.31%) Node.js
5 10 (10.31%) RESTful
6 8 (8.25%) J2EE
6 8 (8.25%) Java EE
6 8 (8.25%) SAML
7 7 (7.22%) JTA
7 7 (7.22%) JTS
7 7 (7.22%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (6.19%) Hibernate
9 5 (5.15%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (4.12%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Equities
2 9 (9.28%) Fixed Income
3 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.19%) Fintech
5 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.12%) Derivative
7 3 (3.09%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.06%) Clustering
8 2 (2.06%) PKI
8 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.06%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.03%) DataPower
9 1 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (1.03%) iSeries
9 1 (1.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (35.05%) Unix
2 26 (26.80%) Linux
3 15 (15.46%) Windows
4 7 (7.22%) Android
4 7 (7.22%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.12%) Solaris
7 1 (1.03%) AIX
7 1 (1.03%) HPUX
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.46%) GAP Analysis
3 14 (14.43%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 14 (14.43%) TDD
4 12 (12.37%) OO
5 11 (11.34%) Identity Access Management
6 10 (10.31%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.28%) BDD
7 9 (9.28%) Migration
7 9 (9.28%) Multithreading
8 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.22%) SDLC
10 6 (6.19%) API Development
10 6 (6.19%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (6.19%) Open Source
10 6 (6.19%) Scrum
10 6 (6.19%) SOA
10 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.19%) System Testing
10 6 (6.19%) UML
Programming Languages
1 52 (53.61%) Java
2 18 (18.56%) SQL
3 15 (15.46%) Python
4 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.15%) Java 8
5 5 (5.15%) Perl
5 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.09%) C++
6 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.09%) Scala
7 2 (2.06%) C
7 2 (2.06%) C#
7 2 (2.06%) XPath
8 1 (1.03%) ABAP
8 1 (1.03%) AWK
8 1 (1.03%) Korn
8 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (4.12%) CISSP
2 3 (3.09%) CISM
3 2 (2.06%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.06%) CCNA
3 2 (2.06%) CCSA
3 2 (2.06%) CISA
3 2 (2.06%) OCPJP
3 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.09%) GDPR
4 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (2.06%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.03%) FISMA
5 1 (1.03%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.03%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.19%) Docker
3 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.06%) NFS
5 2 (2.06%) OpenAM
6 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.03%) iptables
6 1 (1.03%) KVM
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.03%) Samba
6 1 (1.03%) SRDF
6 1 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.03%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Ansible
2 2 (2.06%) CASB
2 2 (2.06%) Control-M
2 2 (2.06%) Grafana
2 2 (2.06%) Kibana
2 2 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.03%) collectd
3 1 (1.03%) Fluentd
3 1 (1.03%) Graphite
3 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.03%) logstash
3 1 (1.03%) PowerBroker
3 1 (1.03%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.03%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Terraform
3 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 34 (35.05%) IBM
2 28 (28.87%) Oracle
3 15 (15.46%) SAP
4 12 (12.37%) TIBCO
5 10 (10.31%) Sybase
6 9 (9.28%) VMware
7 8 (8.25%) Google
8 6 (6.19%) Apigee
8 6 (6.19%) Cisco
8 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
8 6 (6.19%) MuleSoft
9 5 (5.15%) CA
9 5 (5.15%) Dell
10 4 (4.12%) CyberArk
10 4 (4.12%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.09%) Citrix
11 3 (3.09%) Murex
11 3 (3.09%) Solace
12 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.06%) Reuters