Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 148 148
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 -24
Contract jobs citing Middleware 81 109 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 1.56% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.02% 4.07% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 95 70
City of London median daily rate £600 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £399
90th Percentile £725 £700 £725
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
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 2,681 2,681 2,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.46% 38.28% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,237 2,274 1,880
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £408 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £27.55 £52.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.02% -47.15% +30.31%
10th Percentile £14.90 £21.00 £45.66
90th Percentile £84.50 £57.88 £56.68
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.30 £52.12
% change year-on-year +11.13% -53.39% +30.31%

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 15 January 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

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 15 January 2019. 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 15 January 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 43 (53.09%) Java
2 42 (51.85%) Finance
3 34 (41.98%) Banking
4 29 (35.80%) SQL Server
5 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (32.10%) Unix
7 23 (28.40%) JMS
8 20 (24.69%) OO
8 20 (24.69%) REST
9 19 (23.46%) Oracle
10 18 (22.22%) Spring
11 17 (20.99%) Web Services
12 16 (19.75%) Linux
12 16 (19.75%) Fixed Income
12 16 (19.75%) TDD
13 15 (18.52%) Financial Institution
13 15 (18.52%) Sybase
14 14 (17.28%) Validation
15 13 (16.05%) MySQL
15 13 (16.05%) XML
15 13 (16.05%) SOAP
15 13 (16.05%) JBoss
15 13 (16.05%) IBM
15 13 (16.05%) Java EE
16 12 (14.81%) Multithreading
16 12 (14.81%) Migration
16 12 (14.81%) TIBCO
16 12 (14.81%) BDD
16 12 (14.81%) Relational Database
17 11 (13.58%) HTML

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 13 (16.05%) JBoss
2 11 (13.58%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.41%) Confluence
3 6 (7.41%) SAS
3 6 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.70%) Mule
5 3 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.47%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.23%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Actimize
2 1 (1.23%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.23%) Kondor
2 1 (1.23%) MetaTrader
2 1 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.23%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.47%) GitHub
3 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.23%) Boomi
4 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) AMQP
2 2 (2.47%) HTTP
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) LAN
3 1 (1.23%) NAS
3 1 (1.23%) PABX
3 1 (1.23%) SAN
3 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.23%) VoIP
3 1 (1.23%) VPN
3 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (35.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.05%) MySQL
3 12 (14.81%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.88%) DB2
5 7 (8.64%) MongoDB
6 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.94%) KDB
8 2 (2.47%) Kdb+
9 1 (1.23%) Big Data
9 1 (1.23%) DataStage
9 1 (1.23%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.23%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Maven
1 10 (12.35%) Subversion
2 9 (11.11%) JUnit
3 8 (9.88%) jMock
4 7 (8.64%) JIRA
5 6 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 6 (7.41%) Selenium
6 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.17%) Robot Framework
7 3 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.70%) FishEye
7 3 (3.70%) Hudson
7 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.47%) Mockito
9 1 (1.23%) CF BOSH
9 1 (1.23%) Gradle
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (51.85%) Finance
2 34 (41.98%) Banking
3 15 (18.52%) Financial Institution
4 9 (11.11%) Back Office
4 9 (11.11%) Front Office
4 9 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.17%) Advertising
6 4 (4.94%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.47%) Marketing
8 1 (1.23%) Legal
8 1 (1.23%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (44.44%) Developer
2 19 (23.46%) Java Developer
3 10 (12.35%) Consultant
4 9 (11.11%) Architect
5 8 (9.88%) Integration Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Middleware Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Tester
8 5 (6.17%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Fraud Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Fraud Business Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Implementation Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) IT Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) IT Security Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.40%) JMS
2 20 (24.69%) REST
3 18 (22.22%) Spring
4 17 (20.99%) Web Services
5 13 (16.05%) Java EE
5 13 (16.05%) SOAP
5 13 (16.05%) XML
6 11 (13.58%) HTML
7 10 (12.35%) OAuth
8 9 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (9.88%) J2EE
9 8 (9.88%) Rendezvous
10 7 (8.64%) Hibernate
10 7 (8.64%) JSON
10 7 (8.64%) JTA
10 7 (8.64%) JTS
10 7 (8.64%) OpenID
10 7 (8.64%) RESTful
10 7 (8.64%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (7.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Fixed Income
2 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Derivative
2 8 (9.88%) Equities
2 8 (9.88%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.64%) Fintech
4 6 (7.41%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.70%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.47%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.23%) Clustering
7 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.23%) iSeries
7 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.10%) Unix
2 16 (19.75%) Linux
3 10 (12.35%) Windows
4 4 (4.94%) Solaris
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.23%) AIX
6 1 (1.23%) HPUX
6 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.69%) OO
3 16 (19.75%) TDD
4 14 (17.28%) Validation
5 12 (14.81%) BDD
5 12 (14.81%) Migration
5 12 (14.81%) Multithreading
6 10 (12.35%) Integration Testing
6 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.11%) Analytics
7 9 (11.11%) OOD
7 9 (11.11%) UML
7 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (9.88%) API Testing
9 7 (8.64%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 7 (8.64%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (8.64%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.41%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.09%) Java
2 10 (12.35%) SQL
3 5 (6.17%) C#
3 5 (6.17%) Python
4 3 (3.70%) Java 8
4 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.47%) C
5 2 (2.47%) C++
5 2 (2.47%) Perl
5 2 (2.47%) VB
6 1 (1.23%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.23%) AWK
6 1 (1.23%) ES6
6 1 (1.23%) Groovy
6 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.23%) Scala
6 1 (1.23%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) ACCA
2 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) CISA
3 1 (1.23%) CISSP
3 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) SEPA
3 2 (2.47%) GDPR
3 2 (2.47%) PSD2
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) Docker
2 3 (3.70%) OpenAM
2 3 (3.70%) OpenDJ
3 1 (1.23%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.94%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.47%) Ansible
3 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (1.23%) Control-M
4 1 (1.23%) Fluentd
4 1 (1.23%) Grafana
4 1 (1.23%) Kibana
4 1 (1.23%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.23%) Puppet
4 1 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Oracle
2 15 (18.52%) Sybase
3 13 (16.05%) IBM
4 12 (14.81%) TIBCO
5 7 (8.64%) HP
5 7 (8.64%) SAP
6 4 (4.94%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.70%) ForgeRock
7 3 (3.70%) Murex
8 2 (2.47%) Google
8 2 (2.47%) Informatica
8 2 (2.47%) ION Trading
8 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.47%) Talend
8 2 (2.47%) VMware
9 1 (1.23%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.23%) FIS
9 1 (1.23%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.23%) Reuters
9 1 (1.23%) Solace