Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 167 135
Rank change year-on-year +7 -32 +14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 82 95 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.27% 1.35% 1.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.48% 3.41% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 76
City of London median daily rate £550 £538 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -10.42% +26.32%
10th Percentile £389 £417 £425
90th Percentile £650 £675 £725
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £600
% change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% +20.00%
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 2,356 2,788 2,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.50% 39.60% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,900 2,276 2,020
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £409 £373 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 11
City of London median hourly rate £46.85 £22.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.94% -10.15% +22.43%
10th Percentile £23.28 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £60.33 £62.50 £29.62
Central London median hourly rate £49.13 £27.00 £24.36
% change year-on-year +81.96% +10.84% +21.80%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019, 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 46 (56.10%) Finance
2 25 (30.49%) Java
3 24 (29.27%) SQL
4 19 (23.17%) Oracle
4 19 (23.17%) Data Modelling
4 19 (23.17%) ETL
5 17 (20.73%) Banking
6 16 (19.51%) Spring
6 16 (19.51%) XML
7 15 (18.29%) J2EE
8 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
9 12 (14.63%) Financial Institution
9 12 (14.63%) Python
10 11 (13.41%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (13.41%) Degree
11 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (12.20%) Multithreading
11 10 (12.20%) Linux
11 10 (12.20%) MSMQ
12 9 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
12 9 (10.98%) HTML
12 9 (10.98%) SAP
12 9 (10.98%) .NET
12 9 (10.98%) Front Office
12 9 (10.98%) Migration
12 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
13 8 (9.76%) Computer Science

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 8 (9.76%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.32%) WebLogic Integration
4 5 (6.10%) Apache
5 3 (3.66%) Confluence
5 3 (3.66%) JBoss
5 3 (3.66%) nginx
5 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.44%) DataSynapse
7 1 (1.22%) CMS
7 1 (1.22%) Headless CMS
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (8.54%) SAP ERP
2 7 (8.54%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (7.32%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (6.10%) Actimize
5 2 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (1.22%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.54%) Power Platform
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.66%) Apigee
4 2 (2.44%) GitHub
4 2 (2.44%) Office 365
4 2 (2.44%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.44%) PaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.22%) G Suite
5 1 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.22%) SaaS
5 1 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) HTTP
1 7 (8.54%) Internet
2 4 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (2.44%) LAN
3 2 (2.44%) Network Security
3 2 (2.44%) SAN
3 2 (2.44%) WAN
4 1 (1.22%) DMZ
4 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.22%) NAS
4 1 (1.22%) SSL
4 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.76%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.54%) Power BI
5 6 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (7.32%) QlikView
5 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.10%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.66%) Big Data
8 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.44%) SAP HANA
9 1 (1.22%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) JIRA
2 6 (7.32%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.88%) Ant
4 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.44%) CF BOSH
5 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.44%) Gradle
5 2 (2.44%) Maven
5 2 (2.44%) Selenium
5 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.22%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 46 (56.10%) Finance
2 17 (20.73%) Banking
3 12 (14.63%) Financial Institution
4 9 (10.98%) Front Office
5 6 (7.32%) Back Office
6 3 (3.66%) Advertising
6 3 (3.66%) Publishing
7 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.22%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Architect
2 16 (19.51%) Developer
3 15 (18.29%) Analyst
4 13 (15.85%) Business Analyst
5 9 (10.98%) Consultant
5 9 (10.98%) SAP Architect
6 7 (8.54%) Hybris Architect
6 7 (8.54%) Security Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Implementation Consultant
8 5 (6.10%) Accountant
8 5 (6.10%) Fraud Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Fraud Business Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Implementation Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Middleware Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) Spring
1 16 (19.51%) XML
2 15 (18.29%) J2EE
3 10 (12.20%) MSMQ
4 9 (10.98%) .NET
4 9 (10.98%) HTML
5 8 (9.76%) SOAP
5 8 (9.76%) Web Services
6 7 (8.54%) React
6 7 (8.54%) REST
7 4 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.88%) Flask
7 4 (4.88%) RESTful
7 4 (4.88%) Vue.js
8 3 (3.66%) JSON
8 3 (3.66%) JSON Schema
9 2 (2.44%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.44%) Spring Boot
10 1 (1.22%) Rendezvous
10 1 (1.22%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Data Structures
2 6 (7.32%) Reinsurance
3 5 (6.10%) User Experience
4 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) Wiki
5 3 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.66%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.44%) Derivative
6 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.44%) Equities
6 2 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.44%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.44%) PKI
6 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Linux
2 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
3 3 (3.66%) Unix
3 3 (3.66%) Windows
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Data Modelling
1 19 (23.17%) ETL
2 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.20%) Multithreading
3 9 (10.98%) Migration
3 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
4 8 (9.76%) OO
5 7 (8.54%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (8.54%) Data Architecture
5 7 (8.54%) ERP
5 7 (8.54%) Mathematics
5 7 (8.54%) Multithreaded Programming
5 7 (8.54%) OOP
5 7 (8.54%) SDLC
5 7 (8.54%) SOA
5 7 (8.54%) Validation
6 6 (7.32%) CRM
6 6 (7.32%) Data Integration
6 6 (7.32%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) Java
2 24 (29.27%) SQL
3 12 (14.63%) Python
4 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.10%) C#
5 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.66%) C++
7 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.66%) Ruby
8 2 (2.44%) Groovy
9 1 (1.22%) Haskell
9 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Degree
2 5 (6.10%) ACCA
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.88%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.44%) CISM
4 2 (2.44%) CISMP
4 2 (2.44%) CISSP
5 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
2 6 (7.32%) PSD2
3 2 (2.44%) SEPA
4 1 (1.22%) EMIR
4 1 (1.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Ansible
2 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) SAP
3 8 (9.76%) hybris
4 6 (7.32%) CODA
5 4 (4.88%) Informatica
5 4 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.88%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.66%) HP
6 3 (3.66%) MuleSoft
6 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.44%) IBM
7 2 (2.44%) VMware
8 1 (1.22%) Ariba
8 1 (1.22%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.22%) Centrify
8 1 (1.22%) Concur
8 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.22%) Sybase
8 1 (1.22%) webMethods