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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 67 89
Rank change year-on-year +31 +22  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 125 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.34% 2.60% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.10% 9.85% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 48 25
Median daily rate £525 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £250 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

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 731 670 819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.24% 26.38% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 422 497
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 30
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -17.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +40 108 £538 +41.44% 9
Bedfordshire -6 10 £350 -39.13%
Hertfordshire -9 4 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £900 +79.10% 3
Norfolk -20 1 £450 +63.63% 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 146 (78.07%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (62.03%) SOA
3 106 (56.68%) TDD
4 101 (54.01%) Oracle
5 91 (48.66%) Scrum
6 73 (39.04%) WSO2
7 71 (37.97%) XML
8 70 (37.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 70 (37.43%) DevOps
9 69 (36.90%) Finance
9 69 (36.90%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (32.09%) Linux
11 59 (31.55%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (30.48%) SAP
13 56 (29.95%) XSLT
13 56 (29.95%) Manufacturing
13 56 (29.95%) Electronics
13 56 (29.95%) Telecoms
13 56 (29.95%) Configuration Management
13 56 (29.95%) Digital Marketing
13 56 (29.95%) Programme Management
13 56 (29.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 56 (29.95%) Marketing
14 53 (28.34%) Test Automation
14 53 (28.34%) Jenkins
15 50 (26.74%) JSON
16 47 (25.13%) Open Source
17 46 (24.60%) Kanban
17 46 (24.60%) Maven
17 46 (24.60%) Puppet

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 70 (37.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 40 (21.39%) Oracle Service Bus
3 38 (20.32%) Mule
4 34 (18.18%) JBoss
5 32 (17.11%) Apache
6 10 (5.35%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.21%) IIS
8 5 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.14%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.60%) Confluence
10 3 (1.60%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 3 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.53%) CMS
12 1 (0.53%) Jetty
12 1 (0.53%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.53%) nginx
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 56 (29.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.28%) SaaS
4 3 (1.60%) IaaS
4 3 (1.60%) PaaS
5 2 (1.07%) G Suite
5 2 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.06%) HTTP
1 45 (24.06%) SSL
2 41 (21.93%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.67%) LAN
3 5 (2.67%) NAS
3 5 (2.67%) SAN
3 5 (2.67%) WAN
4 4 (2.14%) Firewall
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) FTP
5 1 (0.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.86%) Relational Database
2 19 (10.16%) MySQL
3 15 (8.02%) Ingres
4 12 (6.42%) Data Mining
5 7 (3.74%) Big Data
5 7 (3.74%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.60%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.53%) DataStage
10 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (28.34%) Jenkins
2 46 (24.60%) Maven
3 41 (21.93%) Git (software)
4 40 (21.39%) Subversion
5 17 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.14%) JIRA
6 4 (2.14%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (1.07%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.07%) JMeter
8 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.53%) Bower
8 1 (0.53%) Checkstyle
8 1 (0.53%) JUnit
8 1 (0.53%) Selenium
8 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.53%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 69 (36.90%) Finance
2 56 (29.95%) Electronics
2 56 (29.95%) Manufacturing
2 56 (29.95%) Marketing
2 56 (29.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.67%) Retail
4 4 (2.14%) French Language
5 3 (1.60%) Legal
6 2 (1.07%) Advertising
6 2 (1.07%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (27.27%) Developer
2 39 (20.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (19.25%) SOA Developer
4 34 (18.18%) Integration Developer
5 33 (17.65%) Agile Developer
6 32 (17.11%) Architect
7 26 (13.90%) Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) Business Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) Technical Architect
9 11 (5.88%) Consultant
9 11 (5.88%) Middleware Engineer
10 10 (5.35%) Senior Developer
11 9 (4.81%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.81%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) Middleware Developer
12 8 (4.28%) Security Consultant
13 7 (3.74%) Applications Consultant
13 7 (3.74%) Data Architect
13 7 (3.74%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (37.97%) XML
2 56 (29.95%) XSLT
3 50 (26.74%) JSON
4 38 (20.32%) Swagger
5 36 (19.25%) J2EE
6 35 (18.72%) Apache Camel
6 35 (18.72%) WireMock
7 25 (13.37%) SOAP
8 16 (8.56%) Web Services
8 16 (8.56%) XSD
9 14 (7.49%) WSDL
10 10 (5.35%) .NET
10 10 (5.35%) JSON Schema
10 10 (5.35%) RESTful
11 7 (3.74%) REST
12 6 (3.21%) JMS
13 5 (2.67%) IBM Integration Bus
14 4 (2.14%) XML Schema
15 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
15 3 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.39%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.35%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.21%) Clustering
4 6 (3.21%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.07%) Life Science
6 2 (1.07%) RIA
6 2 (1.07%) STB
6 2 (1.07%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.53%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) PKI
7 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.09%) Linux
2 35 (18.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (12.83%) Unix
4 13 (6.95%) Mac OS X
4 13 (6.95%) Windows
5 5 (2.67%) Solaris
5 5 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.60%) AIX
6 3 (1.60%) HPUX
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (78.07%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (62.03%) SOA
3 106 (56.68%) TDD
4 91 (48.66%) Scrum
5 70 (37.43%) DevOps
6 69 (36.90%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (31.55%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (29.95%) Configuration Management
8 56 (29.95%) Digital Marketing
8 56 (29.95%) Programme Management
9 53 (28.34%) Test Automation
10 47 (25.13%) Open Source
11 46 (24.60%) Kanban
12 42 (22.46%) Mentoring
13 40 (21.39%) API Design
14 39 (20.86%) Coaching
14 39 (20.86%) Microservices
15 35 (18.72%) User Stories
16 31 (16.58%) Software Engineering
17 26 (13.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.99%) XPath
2 39 (20.86%) Java
3 25 (13.37%) Perl
4 24 (12.83%) SQL
5 18 (9.63%) C
6 8 (4.28%) Groovy
7 7 (3.74%) Python
8 6 (3.21%) C#
8 6 (3.21%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.60%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.60%) Ruby
10 2 (1.07%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (3.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.67%) Degree
3 4 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.53%) CCSP
4 1 (0.53%) CISA
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.53%) CISM
4 1 (0.53%) CISSP
4 1 (0.53%) CITP
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.53%) CRISC
4 1 (0.53%) HND
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) RHCE
4 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.07%) SEPA
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 30 (16.04%) Docker
2 13 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (24.60%) Puppet
2 45 (24.06%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (11.23%) Ansible
4 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.53%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 101 (54.01%) Oracle
2 73 (39.04%) WSO2
3 57 (30.48%) SAP
4 15 (8.02%) Microsoft
5 14 (7.49%) VMware
6 8 (4.28%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.74%) IBM
7 7 (3.74%) webMethods
8 5 (2.67%) Citrix
9 4 (2.14%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.14%) Google
10 2 (1.07%) HP
10 2 (1.07%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.07%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.53%) BEA
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco
11 1 (0.53%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.53%) Imperva
11 1 (0.53%) Sonatype
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