Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 78 67
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11 -22
Contract jobs citing Middleware 33 116 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.66% 2.71% 3.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.02% 10.29% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 84 114
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £403 £450 £392
90th Percentile £605 £600 £600
England median daily rate £518 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -1.43% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £66.00 - £17.50
England median hourly rate £59.50 £50.00 £34.44
% change year-on-year +19.00% +45.19% -23.47%

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 548 1,127 1,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.59% 26.30% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 669 834
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £289
90th Percentile £580 £600 £569
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 23
Median hourly rate £57.00 £43.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.79% +31.06% -12.00%
10th Percentile £41.40 £26.00 £13.86
90th Percentile £68.70 £64.28 £60.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.77
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.35% +1.87%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Middleware as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Middleware in the East of England

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Middleware in the East of England over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Middleware in the East of England

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

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 11 July 2020. 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 -8 16 £525 - 2
Hertfordshire +28 9 £450 -5.26%
Cambridgeshire +31 7 £475 -24.00%
Bedfordshire +16 1 £650 +54.76%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 of England region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 21 (63.64%) Oracle
2 13 (39.39%) Web Services
2 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
3 10 (30.30%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) SOA
4 9 (27.27%) AWS
4 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database 12c
4 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database
4 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (24.24%) WSO2
5 8 (24.24%) XML
5 8 (24.24%) Java
5 8 (24.24%) SOAP
6 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (21.21%) Finance
6 7 (21.21%) Scrum
6 7 (21.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (21.21%) Azure
6 7 (21.21%) Swagger
7 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (18.18%) Puppet
7 6 (18.18%) Product Roadmap
7 6 (18.18%) Public Sector
7 6 (18.18%) Marketing
7 6 (18.18%) SAP
7 6 (18.18%) XSLT
7 6 (18.18%) Unix

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 7 (21.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (15.15%) Mule
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Fuse
3 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (6.06%) Confluence
4 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 2 (6.06%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.03%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) AWS
2 7 (21.21%) Azure
3 3 (9.09%) GitHub
4 2 (6.06%) IaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) SSL
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.09%) MySQL
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.03%) Data Lake
6 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.03%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Maven
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) JMeter
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 3 (9.09%) Subversion
4 2 (6.06%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.03%) Gatling
5 1 (3.03%) JUnit
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Marketing
2 6 (18.18%) Public Sector
3 5 (15.15%) Electronics
3 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
3 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) DBA
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle DBA
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Integration Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Integration Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning DBA
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) Web Services
2 8 (24.24%) SOAP
2 8 (24.24%) XML
3 7 (21.21%) Swagger
4 6 (18.18%) XSLT
5 5 (15.15%) Apache Camel
5 5 (15.15%) JSON
5 5 (15.15%) RESTful
5 5 (15.15%) WireMock
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (6.06%) .NET
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Core
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.06%) Ajax
7 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (6.06%) HTML
7 2 (6.06%) J2EE
7 2 (6.06%) jQuery
7 2 (6.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
1 6 (18.18%) Unix
2 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
3 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (27.27%) SOA
3 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (18.18%) Product Roadmap
6 5 (15.15%) DevOps
6 5 (15.15%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (15.15%) Microservices
6 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
7 4 (12.12%) API Design
7 4 (12.12%) Kanban
7 4 (12.12%) Product Backlog
7 4 (12.12%) User Stories
8 3 (9.09%) API Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) XPath
4 4 (12.12%) C
4 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.09%) Perl
6 2 (6.06%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
2 2 (6.06%) Firmware
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.06%) Ansible
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) WSO2
3 6 (18.18%) SAP
4 5 (15.15%) IBM
4 5 (15.15%) Talend
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.09%) Splunk
6 2 (6.06%) SnapLogic
6 2 (6.06%) Tanium
7 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft
7 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.03%) Tableau