Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 19 November 2017 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 of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 86 98
Rank change year-on-year +49 +12 +70
Contract jobs citing Middleware 271 112 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.34% 2.32% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.11% 8.72% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 71 92
East of England median daily rate £513 £438 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -20.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £378 £263 £356
90th Percentile £600 £588 £700
England median daily rate £513 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.98% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 - £31.50
10th Percentile £41.63 - £20.50
90th Percentile £44.88 - £31.90
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.66 £38.25
% change year-on-year +37.80% -14.63% +23.39%

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 of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1496 1285 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.48% 26.60% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 758 1029
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £295 £257 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 69
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%
10th Percentile £25.75 £18.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £70.63 £45.55 £49.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the East of England

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the East of England

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the East of England

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the East of England

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Essex +57 218 £513 +19.19% 1
Bedfordshire -2 17 £450 -13.25%
Norfolk -15 12 £375 +36.36% 4
Hertfordshire -27 12 £400 - 3
Suffolk +13 9 £490 -7.76%
Cambridgeshire -29 1 £650 +18.18%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 219 (80.81%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (63.10%) TDD
3 166 (61.25%) SOA
4 138 (50.92%) Oracle
5 129 (47.60%) XML
6 126 (46.49%) Finance
7 112 (41.33%) SAP
8 110 (40.59%) Scrum
9 107 (39.48%) Electronics
9 107 (39.48%) Marketing
9 107 (39.48%) Digital Marketing
9 107 (39.48%) Business Intelligence
10 106 (39.11%) Manufacturing
10 106 (39.11%) Telecoms
10 106 (39.11%) Programme Management
11 105 (38.75%) XSLT
12 103 (38.01%) WSO2
13 102 (37.64%) JSON
14 99 (36.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 95 (35.06%) Maven
16 85 (31.37%) Mule
17 80 (29.52%) XPath
18 79 (29.15%) DevOps
18 79 (29.15%) Greenfield Project
19 77 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
20 76 (28.04%) Apache Camel
20 76 (28.04%) Oracle Service Bus
21 75 (27.68%) WireMock
21 75 (27.68%) Swagger
22 73 (26.94%) Linux

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 99 (36.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 85 (31.37%) Mule
3 76 (28.04%) Oracle Service Bus
4 35 (12.92%) JBoss
5 31 (11.44%) WebLogic
6 27 (9.96%) Apache
7 13 (4.80%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.32%) SharePoint
9 8 (2.95%) Confluence
9 8 (2.95%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (1.85%) IIS
11 4 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.37%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (1.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) SAP FSCM
1 4 (1.48%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.32%) SaaS
4 5 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.85%) IaaS
4 5 (1.85%) PaaS
5 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.39%) HTTP
2 35 (12.92%) SSL
2 35 (12.92%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.58%) Firewall
4 6 (2.21%) MQTT
5 5 (1.85%) LAN
5 5 (1.85%) NAS
5 5 (1.85%) SAN
5 5 (1.85%) WAN
6 2 (0.74%) Skype
7 1 (0.37%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.37%) GPRS
7 1 (0.37%) SMS
7 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.08%) Relational Database
2 21 (7.75%) MySQL
3 18 (6.64%) RDBMS
4 15 (5.54%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.06%) Data Mining
5 11 (4.06%) Ingres
6 8 (2.95%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.11%) DB2
9 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.37%) DataStage
11 1 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.37%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 95 (35.06%) Maven
2 66 (24.35%) Jenkins
3 39 (14.39%) Git (software)
4 32 (11.81%) JIRA
5 31 (11.44%) Subversion
6 23 (8.49%) SoapUI
7 14 (5.17%) Ant
8 11 (4.06%) JUnit
9 7 (2.58%) JMeter
10 6 (2.21%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.21%) Gradle
10 6 (2.21%) Selenium
11 5 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.85%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.85%) JBehave
11 5 (1.85%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.85%) TestNG
11 5 (1.85%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.48%) PowerDesigner
General
1 126 (46.49%) Finance
2 107 (39.48%) Electronics
2 107 (39.48%) Marketing
3 106 (39.11%) Manufacturing
3 106 (39.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.95%) Retail
5 5 (1.85%) Automotive
6 3 (1.11%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (38.75%) Developer
2 62 (22.88%) Integration Developer
3 61 (22.51%) Agile Developer
4 59 (21.77%) SOA Developer
5 56 (20.66%) Senior Developer
6 46 (16.97%) Architect
7 43 (15.87%) DevOps Engineer
8 32 (11.81%) Analyst
9 30 (11.07%) Senior Agile Developer
10 26 (9.59%) Lead Developer
11 21 (7.75%) Middleware Engineer
12 20 (7.38%) Business Analyst
13 18 (6.64%) Integration Engineer
13 18 (6.64%) Technical Architect
14 10 (3.69%) Integration Architect
15 8 (2.95%) Business Systems Analyst
16 7 (2.58%) Systems Analyst
16 7 (2.58%) Tester
16 7 (2.58%) Trainee
17 6 (2.21%) Senior J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (47.60%) XML
2 105 (38.75%) XSLT
3 102 (37.64%) JSON
4 76 (28.04%) Apache Camel
5 75 (27.68%) Swagger
5 75 (27.68%) WireMock
6 52 (19.19%) SOAP
7 51 (18.82%) Web Services
8 40 (14.76%) RESTful
9 36 (13.28%) J2EE
10 27 (9.96%) REST
11 18 (6.64%) CSS
11 18 (6.64%) HTML
11 18 (6.64%) HTML5
12 14 (5.17%) Java EE
13 13 (4.80%) WSDL
14 12 (4.43%) AngularJS
14 12 (4.43%) XSD
15 10 (3.69%) Node.js
16 9 (3.32%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 79 (29.15%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (2.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.58%) Private Cloud
3 6 (2.21%) Clustering
3 6 (2.21%) RIA
4 5 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.48%) DataPower
5 4 (1.48%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.48%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.48%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.74%) PKI
7 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) STB
Operating Systems
1 73 (26.94%) Linux
2 37 (13.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (11.44%) Unix
4 19 (7.01%) Solaris
5 12 (4.43%) Windows
6 11 (4.06%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.85%) AIX
7 5 (1.85%) HPUX
7 5 (1.85%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (80.81%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (63.10%) TDD
3 166 (61.25%) SOA
4 110 (40.59%) Scrum
5 107 (39.48%) Business Intelligence
5 107 (39.48%) Digital Marketing
6 106 (39.11%) Programme Management
7 79 (29.15%) DevOps
8 77 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (23.25%) Configuration Management
10 46 (16.97%) Kanban
11 41 (15.13%) Test Automation
12 40 (14.76%) Mentoring
13 38 (14.02%) UML
14 36 (13.28%) Coaching
14 36 (13.28%) User Stories
15 32 (11.81%) Open Source
16 31 (11.44%) API Design
17 30 (11.07%) Data Integration
17 30 (11.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 80 (29.52%) XPath
2 62 (22.88%) Java
3 35 (12.92%) SQL
4 18 (6.64%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.27%) Perl
6 15 (5.54%) Groovy
7 14 (5.17%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.80%) Python
9 12 (4.43%) C
10 7 (2.58%) C#
11 6 (2.21%) Ruby
12 5 (1.85%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.48%) C++
14 3 (1.11%) CoffeeScript
14 3 (1.11%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (2.21%) Degree
2 5 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.11%) ACCA
4 3 (1.11%) CIMA
5 2 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (0.74%) CCIE
5 2 (0.74%) CCSP
5 2 (0.74%) CISA
5 2 (0.74%) CISM
5 2 (0.74%) CISSP
5 2 (0.74%) CRISC
6 1 (0.37%) HND
6 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.58%) QA
2 3 (1.11%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.11%) GCP
3 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (8.12%) Docker
2 8 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (20.66%) Puppet
2 50 (18.45%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (10.70%) Ansible
4 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.11%) Mesos
6 3 (1.11%) Rancher
6 3 (1.11%) Terraform
7 2 (0.74%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.74%) Packer
Vendors
1 138 (50.92%) Oracle
2 112 (41.33%) SAP
3 103 (38.01%) WSO2
4 13 (4.80%) Red Hat
4 13 (4.80%) webMethods
5 11 (4.06%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.32%) CA
6 9 (3.32%) CA Agile Central
6 9 (3.32%) VMware
7 8 (2.95%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.95%) BEA
8 6 (2.21%) IBM
9 5 (1.85%) Citrix
10 2 (0.74%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.74%) Dell
10 2 (0.74%) Google
10 2 (0.74%) HP
10 2 (0.74%) Imperva
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco
11 1 (0.37%) MuleSoft