The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 134 150
Rank change year-on-year -34 +16  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 666 933 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.88% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.78% 6.50% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 589 488
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -18.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £23.60 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £40.00 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -28.20%  

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13923 14344 14192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.35% 28.96% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10235 9678
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 164 188
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £18.80 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in England

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in England

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London -47 248 £550 +10.00% 60
East of England +28 122 £531 +5.14% 14
South East -7 98 £475 +2.26% 16
North West -31 69 £423 -6.11% 20
West Midlands +43 49 £540 +22.72% 9
South West +9 33 £500 -9.09% 3
East Midlands -22 17 £500 +8.10% 3
Yorkshire -8 13 £438 -10.25% 8
North East +24 8 £380 +36.93% 2
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 434 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (32.48%) Java
3 403 (32.40%) Linux
4 380 (30.55%) Finance
5 369 (29.66%) Oracle
6 320 (25.72%) SOA
7 281 (22.59%) Unix
8 237 (19.05%) Windows
9 223 (17.93%) DevOps
10 217 (17.44%) TDD
10 217 (17.44%) Banking
11 200 (16.08%) SQL
12 196 (15.76%) Scrum
13 180 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
14 178 (14.31%) XML
15 177 (14.23%) IBM
16 172 (13.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 153 (12.30%) Jenkins
18 151 (12.14%) Web Services
19 150 (12.06%) JSON
20 141 (11.33%) WebSphere
21 137 (11.01%) Test Automation
22 134 (10.77%) XSLT
23 130 (10.45%) Git (software)
24 128 (10.29%) SQL Server
25 127 (10.21%) SOAP
26 120 (9.65%) Microsoft
26 120 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
27 117 (9.41%) WSO2
28 115 (9.24%) JBoss

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 172 (13.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 141 (11.33%) WebSphere
3 115 (9.24%) JBoss
4 107 (8.60%) Apache
5 88 (7.07%) Tomcat
6 87 (6.99%) WebLogic
7 82 (6.59%) Oracle Service Bus
8 69 (5.55%) Mule
9 53 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 45 (3.62%) IIS
11 35 (2.81%) Confluence
12 27 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
13 20 (1.61%) Apache Spark
14 19 (1.53%) MQSeries
14 19 (1.53%) SharePoint
15 17 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
16 16 (1.29%) OpenStack
17 15 (1.21%) WildFly
18 14 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
18 14 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 17 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.16%) HipChat
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 79 (6.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
3 19 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.80%) ION MarketView
5 10 (0.80%) Oracle Utilities
6 8 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
7 7 (0.56%) Siebel CRM
8 5 (0.40%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.24%) RMDS
10 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.16%) Endur
11 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 96 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (3.70%) PaaS
4 39 (3.14%) IaaS
5 36 (2.89%) OpenShift
6 31 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (2.33%) SaaS
8 20 (1.61%) GitHub
9 16 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.48%) Bluemix
14 5 (0.40%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.40%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.32%) Office 365
16 3 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 95 (7.64%) HTTP
2 88 (7.07%) SSL
3 69 (5.55%) TCP/IP
4 38 (3.05%) Firewall
5 34 (2.73%) DNS
6 25 (2.01%) LDAP
7 24 (1.93%) FTP
8 20 (1.61%) WAN
9 18 (1.45%) LAN
10 15 (1.21%) Internet
10 15 (1.21%) SAN
11 13 (1.05%) Network Security
11 13 (1.05%) SNMP
12 12 (0.96%) VPN
13 11 (0.88%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.88%) SSH
14 10 (0.80%) Broadband
15 9 (0.72%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.72%) NAS
16 8 (0.64%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.40%) Oracle Database
3 91 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 57 (4.58%) Hadoop
5 49 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 42 (3.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 41 (3.30%) MySQL
8 37 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (2.81%) Big Data
10 33 (2.65%) DB2
11 32 (2.57%) RDBMS
12 28 (2.25%) NoSQL
13 20 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
14 19 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 19 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
15 17 (1.37%) Ingres
15 17 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (1.13%) Hazelcast
16 14 (1.13%) MongoDB
17 13 (1.05%) KDB
Development Applications
1 153 (12.30%) Jenkins
2 130 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 110 (8.84%) Maven
4 109 (8.76%) Subversion
5 54 (4.34%) JIRA
6 42 (3.38%) SoapUI
7 37 (2.97%) JUnit
8 23 (1.85%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (1.37%) Eclipse
12 16 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
12 16 (1.29%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.13%) Selenium
14 13 (1.05%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.05%) webpack
15 12 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (0.88%) Gradle
17 9 (0.72%) Artifactory
General
1 380 (30.55%) Finance
2 217 (17.44%) Banking
3 109 (8.76%) Telecoms
4 85 (6.83%) Electronics
5 84 (6.75%) Manufacturing
5 84 (6.75%) Marketing
6 54 (4.34%) Investment Banking
7 48 (3.86%) Front Office
8 36 (2.89%) Retail
9 16 (1.29%) Prime Brokerage
10 14 (1.13%) Legal
11 11 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.48%) Advertising
13 5 (0.40%) Billing
13 5 (0.40%) French Language
13 5 (0.40%) Publishing
14 4 (0.32%) Back Office
14 4 (0.32%) Local Government
15 3 (0.24%) Automotive
15 3 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 442 (35.53%) Developer
2 200 (16.08%) Architect
3 165 (13.26%) Java Developer
4 95 (7.64%) Analyst
5 81 (6.51%) Consultant
6 75 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
7 71 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 66 (5.31%) SOA Developer
9 65 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 62 (4.98%) Middleware Developer
11 53 (4.26%) Agile Developer
12 51 (4.10%) Integration Developer
13 49 (3.94%) Technical Architect
14 36 (2.89%) Middleware Engineer
15 34 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
16 33 (2.65%) Scala Developer
17 32 (2.57%) DBA
18 31 (2.49%) Oracle DBA
19 29 (2.33%) Business Analyst
19 29 (2.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (14.31%) XML
2 151 (12.14%) Web Services
3 150 (12.06%) JSON
4 134 (10.77%) XSLT
5 127 (10.21%) SOAP
6 109 (8.76%) REST
7 106 (8.52%) Spring
8 94 (7.56%) J2EE
9 91 (7.32%) Apache Camel
10 83 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
11 76 (6.11%) .NET
11 76 (6.11%) HTML
12 66 (5.31%) RESTful
13 58 (4.66%) JMS
13 58 (4.66%) WireMock
14 56 (4.50%) WebSphere MQ
15 50 (4.02%) HTML5
15 50 (4.02%) Swagger
16 46 (3.70%) XSD
17 41 (3.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
2 71 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 70 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (4.98%) Data Centre
5 50 (4.02%) Fixed Income
6 43 (3.46%) Derivative
7 41 (3.30%) Computer Science
8 38 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (2.97%) Mainframe
10 33 (2.65%) Management Information System
11 27 (2.17%) Equities
12 24 (1.93%) DataPower
13 23 (1.85%) Clustering
13 23 (1.85%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.69%) SWIFT
15 19 (1.53%) N-Tier
16 18 (1.45%) Client/Server
16 18 (1.45%) Virtual Team
17 17 (1.37%) Data Structures
17 17 (1.37%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 403 (32.40%) Linux
2 281 (22.59%) Unix
3 237 (19.05%) Windows
4 100 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (6.03%) Solaris
6 64 (5.14%) AIX
7 46 (3.70%) Windows Server
8 35 (2.81%) Mac OS X
9 23 (1.85%) HPUX
9 23 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
10 18 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.96%) Android
12 12 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 12 (0.96%) zOS
13 9 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.64%) SUSE
15 6 (0.48%) CentOS
16 5 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (25.72%) SOA
3 223 (17.93%) DevOps
4 217 (17.44%) TDD
5 196 (15.76%) Scrum
6 180 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
7 137 (11.01%) Test Automation
8 120 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
9 104 (8.36%) Migration
10 97 (7.80%) Multithreading
11 91 (7.32%) Configuration Management
12 90 (7.23%) Kanban
13 89 (7.15%) Software Engineering
14 86 (6.91%) Microservices
15 84 (6.75%) Programme Management
16 81 (6.51%) Open Source
17 79 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
18 74 (5.95%) Mentoring
19 70 (5.63%) ITIL
20 66 (5.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 404 (32.48%) Java
2 200 (16.08%) SQL
3 89 (7.15%) Perl
4 79 (6.35%) JavaScript
5 71 (5.71%) C++
6 70 (5.63%) Python
7 66 (5.31%) C#
8 60 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 57 (4.58%) XPath
10 55 (4.42%) C
11 40 (3.22%) Scala
12 30 (2.41%) PowerShell
13 29 (2.33%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.69%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.37%) ES6
16 14 (1.13%) JCL
17 12 (0.96%) Groovy
18 10 (0.80%) Ruby
19 9 (0.72%) Apex Code
19 9 (0.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 91 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 77 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 48 (3.86%) Degree
4 33 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.45%) CISSP
6 15 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.05%) CISM
8 11 (0.88%) ISEB
9 9 (0.72%) CISA
9 9 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.56%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.32%) CCNA
12 4 (0.32%) ISSAP
12 4 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.32%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.24%) EMC Certification
13 3 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.77%) QA
2 21 (1.69%) MiFID
3 18 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.05%) SEPA
5 7 (0.56%) SLA
6 6 (0.48%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.32%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.32%) GDPR
8 4 (0.32%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.16%) GCP
10 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.080%) COBIT
11 1 (0.080%) COSO
11 1 (0.080%) EMIR
11 1 (0.080%) ISO 15022
11 1 (0.080%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 89 (7.15%) Docker
2 65 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (4.66%) Active Directory
4 29 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (1.21%) HDFS
5 15 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.05%) Time Sharing Option
7 12 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.88%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.56%) KVM
10 7 (0.56%) vSphere
11 6 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.40%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.32%) GFS2
13 4 (0.32%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
14 3 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.24%) Xen
15 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 95 (7.64%) Puppet
2 83 (6.67%) Ansible
3 64 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (2.57%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 15 (1.21%) Kibana
6 15 (1.21%) vRealize
7 14 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 13 (1.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 12 (0.96%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
10 11 (0.88%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.88%) Terraform
10 11 (0.88%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.88%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.72%) Grafana
12 8 (0.64%) SCOM
12 8 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 369 (29.66%) Oracle
2 177 (14.23%) IBM
3 120 (9.65%) Microsoft
4 117 (9.41%) WSO2
5 106 (8.52%) SAP
6 102 (8.20%) TIBCO
7 90 (7.23%) Red Hat
8 85 (6.83%) VMware
9 39 (3.14%) MuleSoft
10 38 (3.05%) Splunk
11 33 (2.65%) Sybase
12 26 (2.09%) Solace
13 24 (1.93%) HP
14 23 (1.85%) Citrix
15 22 (1.77%) IBM Sterling
16 21 (1.69%) Cisco
17 20 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
18 17 (1.37%) Veritas
19 16 (1.29%) CA
20 15 (1.21%) Informatica
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