Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 109 82
Rank change year-on-year -3 -27 +8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 31 37 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.13% 1.18% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.37% 3.87% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 20
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £307 £402 £350
90th Percentile £575 £568 £575
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.69 £46.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% +61.40% -26.62%

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 921 955 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 33.54% 30.43% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 615 517
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £508 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 5
East Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +21.79% +145.90%
10th Percentile £33.63 £22.53 £17.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.29 £45.25
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the East Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the East Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in the East Midlands.

Contractor 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 25 September 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
Northamptonshire -2 19 £328 -31.82% 4
Leicestershire +3 8 £525 +5.00% 4
Nottinghamshire -4 2 - - 2
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Retail
2 9 (29.03%) Unix
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) IBM
2 9 (29.03%) DevOps
3 8 (25.81%) Oracle
4 7 (22.58%) SAP
4 7 (22.58%) Python
5 6 (19.35%) Windows
5 6 (19.35%) Java
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
5 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
5 6 (19.35%) VPN
5 6 (19.35%) MPLS
5 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (19.35%) Scrum
5 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
5 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
6 5 (16.13%) Docker
6 5 (16.13%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
6 5 (16.13%) Tandem
6 5 (16.13%) VMware
6 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
6 5 (16.13%) Mainframe

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 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) CICS
3 4 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (12.90%) JBoss
4 3 (9.68%) Apache
4 3 (9.68%) Confluence
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.23%) Sonic ESB
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.23%) Infor CloudSuite
1 1 (3.23%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Route 53
2 1 (3.23%) Stackdriver
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) MPLS
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
1 6 (19.35%) VPN
2 5 (16.13%) SSL
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) HTTP
4 2 (6.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) DB2
3 2 (6.45%) Couchbase
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (29.03%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Integration Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Integration Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Middleware Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Software Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (16.13%) J2EE
2 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.45%) Akka
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Camel
3 2 (6.45%) JDBC
3 2 (6.45%) JNDI
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) spray
3 2 (6.45%) Spring
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (3.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
1 5 (16.13%) Tandem
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
1 9 (29.03%) Unix
2 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (29.03%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Scrum
2 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (16.13%) ERP
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (16.13%) SOA
3 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (12.90%) Microservices
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (9.68%) Task Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Python
2 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
2 6 (19.35%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.45%) Jython
4 2 (6.45%) Korn
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) GDPR
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
2 4 (12.90%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Kibana
1 4 (12.90%) logstash
2 3 (9.68%) collectd
2 3 (9.68%) Grafana
2 3 (9.68%) Graphite
3 2 (6.45%) CA Wily
3 2 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) IBM
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) SAP
4 5 (16.13%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) VMware
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco
6 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) Talend
8 1 (3.23%) Apigee
8 1 (3.23%) Dynatrace
8 1 (3.23%) Epicor
8 1 (3.23%) Infor
8 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (3.23%) Software AG
8 1 (3.23%) WSO2