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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
England / East of England
Rank 64 77 92
Rank change year-on-year +13 +15  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 62 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.85% 1.92% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.76% 7.59% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 26
Median daily rate £497 £520 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +6.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £348 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £605 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -45.23% +9.80%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 635 619 752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.24% 25.35% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 373 428
Median daily rate £375 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 24
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +15 36 £500 +99.80% 4
Hertfordshire +9 17 £475 +6.74% 3
Suffolk +2 6 £538 +65.38%
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £350 -34.88% 1
Bedfordshire -17 1 £500 -14.89%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 56 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (53.40%) Oracle
3 45 (43.69%) SOA
4 34 (33.01%) Scrum
4 34 (33.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 33 (32.04%) DevOps
6 31 (30.10%) Linux
7 27 (26.21%) TDD
7 27 (26.21%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (25.24%) J2EE
9 25 (24.27%) Open Source
10 24 (23.30%) SSL
11 22 (21.36%) Java
11 22 (21.36%) Configuration Management
12 21 (20.39%) Finance
12 21 (20.39%) HTTP
12 21 (20.39%) Apache
12 21 (20.39%) JBoss
12 21 (20.39%) WSO2
13 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
13 20 (19.42%) XML
14 18 (17.48%) WebLogic
14 18 (17.48%) Git (software)
14 18 (17.48%) Jenkins
14 18 (17.48%) API Design
15 17 (16.50%) Relational Database
16 16 (15.53%) Windows
16 16 (15.53%) Kanban
16 16 (15.53%) Subversion
16 16 (15.53%) Docker

Middleware
Top Related 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 34 (33.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (20.39%) Apache
2 21 (20.39%) JBoss
3 18 (17.48%) WebLogic
4 13 (12.62%) Oracle Service Bus
5 11 (10.68%) IIS
6 7 (6.80%) WebSphere
7 6 (5.83%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (2.91%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (2.91%) Mule
9 3 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.94%) CMS
11 1 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.97%) Jetty
11 1 (0.97%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.97%) nginx
11 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project
4 1 (0.97%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (11.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.97%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) G Suite
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.97%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.30%) SSL
2 21 (20.39%) HTTP
3 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.80%) Firewall
4 7 (6.80%) SAN
5 6 (5.83%) NAS
6 5 (4.85%) LAN
6 5 (4.85%) WAN
7 4 (3.88%) DNS
7 4 (3.88%) FTP
8 3 (2.91%) Internet
8 3 (2.91%) LDAP
9 2 (1.94%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.97%) DHCP
10 1 (0.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.50%) Relational Database
2 14 (13.59%) Oracle Database
3 12 (11.65%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (10.68%) MySQL
4 11 (10.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (10.68%) SQL Server
5 9 (8.74%) Big Data
6 6 (5.83%) Ingres
7 3 (2.91%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.91%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.94%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.97%) DataStage
9 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (17.48%) Git (software)
1 18 (17.48%) Jenkins
2 16 (15.53%) Subversion
3 7 (6.80%) Maven
4 5 (4.85%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.91%) PowerDesigner
5 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.97%) Bower
6 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.97%) Grunt
6 1 (0.97%) gulp
6 1 (0.97%) JIRA
6 1 (0.97%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 15 (14.56%) Telecoms
3 13 (12.62%) Manufacturing
3 13 (12.62%) Marketing
4 12 (11.65%) Electronics
5 5 (4.85%) Advertising
6 4 (3.88%) French Language
7 3 (2.91%) Retail
8 2 (1.94%) Publishing
9 1 (0.97%) Legal
9 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (18.45%) Architect
2 17 (16.50%) Consultant
3 15 (14.56%) Analyst
4 13 (12.62%) Developer
4 13 (12.62%) Technical Architect
5 12 (11.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Applications Consultant
6 9 (8.74%) Security Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) SOA Developer
9 6 (5.83%) SOA Architect
10 5 (4.85%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.88%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 4 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 3 (2.91%) Integration Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) Oracle Consultant
12 3 (2.91%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.24%) J2EE
2 20 (19.42%) XML
3 15 (14.56%) JSON
3 15 (14.56%) XSLT
4 14 (13.59%) Web Services
5 13 (12.62%) RESTful
5 13 (12.62%) SOAP
6 12 (11.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (8.74%) Swagger
8 7 (6.80%) .NET
8 7 (6.80%) XSD
9 6 (5.83%) JMS
9 6 (5.83%) Play Framework
9 6 (5.83%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (4.85%) REST
11 4 (3.88%) Node.js
11 4 (3.88%) WSDL
12 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
12 3 (2.91%) HTML
12 3 (2.91%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.68%) Clustering
2 11 (10.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.88%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.91%) iPad
4 3 (2.91%) Life Science
5 2 (1.94%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.97%) iSeries
6 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.97%) RIA
6 1 (0.97%) STB
6 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.10%) Linux
2 16 (15.53%) Windows
3 13 (12.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (9.71%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.83%) Unix
6 5 (4.85%) Solaris
7 3 (2.91%) AIX
8 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (43.69%) SOA
3 34 (33.01%) Scrum
4 33 (32.04%) DevOps
5 27 (26.21%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (26.21%) TDD
6 25 (24.27%) Open Source
7 22 (21.36%) Configuration Management
8 18 (17.48%) API Design
9 16 (15.53%) Kanban
9 16 (15.53%) Microservices
10 14 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (13.59%) Mentoring
10 14 (13.59%) User Stories
11 13 (12.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (12.62%) Digital Marketing
11 13 (12.62%) Programme Management
12 12 (11.65%) Information Security
12 12 (11.65%) Software Engineering
12 12 (11.65%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.36%) Java
2 12 (11.65%) Perl
3 10 (9.71%) C
4 9 (8.74%) SQL
4 9 (8.74%) XPath
5 6 (5.83%) Ruby
6 4 (3.88%) Python
7 3 (2.91%) C#
7 3 (2.91%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.94%) Groovy
8 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) C++
9 1 (0.97%) PHP
9 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) Degree
4 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.97%) RHCE
4 1 (0.97%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) SEPA
2 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.53%) Docker
2 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.77%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.97%) vSphere
6 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (13.59%) Puppet
2 12 (11.65%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.83%) Ansible
3 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.91%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (53.40%) Oracle
2 21 (20.39%) WSO2
3 15 (14.56%) VMware
4 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (13.59%) SAP
5 10 (9.71%) IBM
6 7 (6.80%) Citrix
7 4 (3.88%) TIBCO
7 4 (3.88%) webMethods
8 3 (2.91%) Google
8 3 (2.91%) HP
8 3 (2.91%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.94%) Dell
9 2 (1.94%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.97%) Adobe
10 1 (0.97%) BEA
10 1 (0.97%) PTC
10 1 (0.97%) Siemens
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