The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 30 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.

Middleware
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 46 68
Rank change year-on-year -19 +22  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 45 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.87% 2.96% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.00% 14.75% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 11
Median daily rate £440 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -52.97% +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 Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 267 305 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 28.99% 20.09% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 176 163
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £52.17 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.80% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) Banking
4 8 (33.33%) TIBCO
4 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 6 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) Maven
7 4 (16.67%) Subversion
8 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Spring
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
8 3 (12.50%) EJB
8 3 (12.50%) Struts
8 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) JBoss
8 3 (12.50%) CRM
8 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
8 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
8 3 (12.50%) IBM
8 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (12.50%) GlassFish
1 3 (12.50%) JBoss
1 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (16.67%) Maven
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
3 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Ant
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) TIBCO Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Database Designer
3 3 (12.50%) Designer
3 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Interaction Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Middleware Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) EJB
1 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 3 (12.50%) Spring
1 3 (12.50%) Struts
1 3 (12.50%) Struts2
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) ISPF
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.17%) MSMQ
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.33%) iSeries
1 2 (8.33%) Tandem
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) AIX
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Change Control
2 3 (12.50%) CRM
2 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (12.50%) DevOps
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) B2B
3 2 (8.33%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) Information Security
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Microservices
3 2 (8.33%) MVC
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) JCL
3 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 3 (12.50%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) Axway
3 2 (8.33%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft