Period
to 21 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 21 January 2022 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 76 56 95
Rank change year-on-year -20 +39 -2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 26 15 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.72% 1.90% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.05% 7.58% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 9
10th Percentile - £296 £333
25th Percentile £320 £347 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £388 £463 £400
Median % change year-on-year -16.22% +15.63% -23.08%
75th Percentile £526 £597 £438
90th Percentile £548 £659 £478
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £35.00
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
75th Percentile - - £45.70
90th Percentile - - £46.12
England median hourly rate £40.62 £58.00 £48.42
% change year-on-year -29.97% +19.79% -18.45%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 369 198 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 24.44% 25.06% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 129 289
10th Percentile £321 £279 £275
25th Percentile £375 £319 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £379
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.17% -6.08%
75th Percentile £500 £485 £438
90th Percentile £575 £521 £500
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 6
10th Percentile - - £30.63
25th Percentile £20.00 - £35.00
Median hourly rate £32.42 - £42.50
Median % change year-on-year - - +142.86%
75th Percentile £45.42 - £47.23
90th Percentile £46.67 - £47.50
England median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +12.22% -2.17% +9.93%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the East Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Middleware in the East Midlands

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Middleware in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Middleware in the East Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Middleware in the East Midlands

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Northamptonshire - 12 £323 -
Nottinghamshire -21 8 £550 +100.00%
Leicestershire - 2 £465 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 20 (76.92%) Migration
2 17 (65.38%) ITIL
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) SQL
4 15 (57.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 15 (57.69%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (53.85%) Oracle
5 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
6 12 (46.15%) Linux
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco
6 12 (46.15%) High Availability
6 12 (46.15%) WebSphere
7 11 (42.31%) Citrix
8 10 (38.46%) Software AG
8 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
8 10 (38.46%) Unix
8 10 (38.46%) Windows
8 10 (38.46%) JBoss
8 10 (38.46%) COBIT
8 10 (38.46%) TOGAF
8 10 (38.46%) Docker
8 10 (38.46%) Kubernetes
8 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
9 9 (34.62%) Public Cloud
9 9 (34.62%) Microservices
9 9 (34.62%) Skype
9 9 (34.62%) SAP HANA
9 9 (34.62%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (34.62%) IaaS
9 9 (34.62%) Business Analysis

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 12 (46.15%) WebSphere
2 10 (38.46%) JBoss
3 9 (34.62%) NetWeaver
4 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Azure
1 9 (34.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
1 9 (34.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 9 (34.62%) IaaS
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft 365
1 9 (34.62%) PaaS
1 9 (34.62%) SaaS
2 4 (15.38%) AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Boomi
3 2 (7.69%) Serverless
3 2 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.85%) Datadog
4 1 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) DHCP
1 9 (34.62%) DNS
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
1 9 (34.62%) MPLS
1 9 (34.62%) PBX
1 9 (34.62%) SD-WAN
1 9 (34.62%) Skype
1 9 (34.62%) VoIP
1 9 (34.62%) VPN
1 9 (34.62%) WAN
1 9 (34.62%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (34.62%) DB2
2 9 (34.62%) MySQL
2 9 (34.62%) SAP HANA
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) GitLab
1 1 (3.85%) JMeter
1 1 (3.85%) JUnit
1 1 (3.85%) Postman
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (34.62%) Social Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Automotive
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Architect
2 9 (34.62%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (30.77%) Designer
3 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (30.77%) Solutions Designer
4 7 (26.92%) Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Designer
4 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 7 (26.92%) IT Architect
4 7 (26.92%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Database Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) IT Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) SAP Basis
2 2 (7.69%) Serverless Framework
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) OpenAPI
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
3 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) PKI
1 9 (34.62%) Public Cloud
2 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (11.54%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Native
4 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) Unix
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Migration
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) ITIL
3 15 (57.69%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (57.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (46.15%) High Availability
5 10 (38.46%) TOGAF
6 9 (34.62%) Business Analysis
6 9 (34.62%) Business Continuity
6 9 (34.62%) Data Protection
6 9 (34.62%) Decision-Making
6 9 (34.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (34.62%) Due Diligence
6 9 (34.62%) Identity Management
6 9 (34.62%) Microservices
6 9 (34.62%) Remediation Plan
6 9 (34.62%) Service Management
6 9 (34.62%) Storage Management
7 7 (26.92%) Conflict Resolution
8 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) Java 11
4 1 (3.85%) Java 8
4 1 (3.85%) Jython
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
1 3 (11.54%) MCSA
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) COBIT
2 9 (34.62%) GDPR
2 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Docker
2 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Kubernetes
2 9 (34.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) Citrix
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 10 (38.46%) Software AG
5 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
5 9 (34.62%) SAP
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) VMware