Period
to 16 July 2018

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 6 months to 16 July 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 171 140
Rank change year-on-year -14 -31 +19
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1,402 1,346 1,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.54% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.31% 4.75% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 844 1,103
England median daily rate £525 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £382 £363 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 37
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £22.90 £15.08 £24.00
90th Percentile £59.92 £50.75 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £37.19 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.43% -12.50%

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,503 28,330 29,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.36% 32.41% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,075 19,615 20,934
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 369 379
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.13 £53.80 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018. 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
London -13 598 £568 +3.18% 95
South East +37 326 £500 +11.11% 39
North of England -24 163 £419 -2.90% 41
East of England -25 154 £525 +2.04% 28
Midlands -13 117 £530 +0.95% 15
West Midlands +6 104 £530 -0.47% 11
North West -47 91 £445 -1.11% 15
Yorkshire +17 66 £400 -9.09% 23
South West -12 38 £425 -16.26% 12
East Midlands -22 13 £455 +9.31% 4
North East -7 6 £563 +73.08% 3
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 556 (39.66%) Java
2 504 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (32.88%) Linux
4 412 (29.39%) Oracle
5 407 (29.03%) Finance
6 326 (23.25%) Unix
7 295 (21.04%) SQL
8 272 (19.40%) SOA
9 256 (18.26%) Web Services
10 240 (17.12%) Windows
11 236 (16.83%) TDD
12 224 (15.98%) Jenkins
13 208 (14.84%) JSON
14 206 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
15 205 (14.62%) XML
16 202 (14.41%) DevOps
17 200 (14.27%) Spring
18 187 (13.34%) Apache
19 186 (13.27%) Banking
20 182 (12.98%) IBM
21 179 (12.77%) RESTful
21 179 (12.77%) Git (software)
22 172 (12.27%) SQL Server
22 172 (12.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
23 171 (12.20%) Python
24 168 (11.98%) REST
25 166 (11.84%) Scrum
26 162 (11.55%) Maven
27 156 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
28 148 (10.56%) SOAP

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
1 187 (13.34%) Apache
2 172 (12.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 135 (9.63%) JBoss
4 127 (9.06%) Oracle Service Bus
5 115 (8.20%) WebSphere
6 105 (7.49%) Mule
7 96 (6.85%) WebLogic
8 71 (5.06%) IIS
8 71 (5.06%) Tomcat
9 61 (4.35%) Apache Spark
10 48 (3.42%) Confluence
11 40 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
12 32 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
13 27 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
14 22 (1.57%) GemFire
15 21 (1.50%) CMS
16 19 (1.36%) Documentum
17 13 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
18 12 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
19 11 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.29%) HipChat
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.29%) Windchill
4 1 (0.071%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.78%) Siebel CRM
2 21 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.36%) Oracle Utilities
4 14 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.64%) Actimize
6 8 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.50%) Maximo
8 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.43%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.36%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.29%) ENOVIA
10 4 (0.29%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 206 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.06%) PaaS
4 64 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
4 64 (4.56%) SaaS
5 47 (3.35%) IaaS
6 43 (3.07%) GitHub
7 30 (2.14%) OpenShift
8 18 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (1.28%) Amazon S3
9 14 (1.00%) Boomi
9 14 (1.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 14 (1.00%) Serverless
10 11 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.71%) npm
12 9 (0.64%) Office 365
13 7 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.50%) SSL
2 48 (3.42%) Firewall
3 46 (3.28%) HTTP
3 46 (3.28%) SAN
4 31 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.93%) WAN
6 23 (1.64%) LAN
7 21 (1.50%) FTP
8 20 (1.43%) NAS
9 19 (1.36%) SSH
10 17 (1.21%) DNS
11 16 (1.14%) Network Security
12 13 (0.93%) Internet
13 10 (0.71%) AMQP
13 10 (0.71%) SMS
14 9 (0.64%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.57%) DHCP
15 8 (0.57%) Intranet
16 7 (0.50%) HTTPS
16 7 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 105 (7.49%) Oracle Database
3 102 (7.28%) Relational Database
4 82 (5.85%) Big Data
5 81 (5.78%) Hadoop
6 53 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 52 (3.71%) MySQL
8 47 (3.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 43 (3.07%) NoSQL
10 42 (3.00%) HBase
10 42 (3.00%) RDBMS
11 37 (2.64%) DB2
12 34 (2.43%) Oracle ODI
12 34 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
13 32 (2.28%) MongoDB
14 29 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
15 26 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
16 18 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (1.14%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 224 (15.98%) Jenkins
2 179 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 162 (11.55%) Maven
4 89 (6.35%) JIRA
5 79 (5.63%) Subversion
6 63 (4.49%) JUnit
7 41 (2.92%) Cucumber
8 40 (2.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 36 (2.57%) Eclipse
10 35 (2.50%) TeamCity
11 33 (2.35%) IntelliJ
12 31 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
13 30 (2.14%) SoapUI
14 27 (1.93%) Gradle
15 24 (1.71%) Artifactory
15 24 (1.71%) Bitbucket
15 24 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (1.43%) Ant
17 19 (1.36%) Hudson
17 19 (1.36%) XMLSpy
General
1 407 (29.03%) Finance
2 186 (13.27%) Banking
3 87 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 84 (5.99%) Marketing
5 78 (5.56%) Front Office
6 77 (5.49%) Manufacturing
7 66 (4.71%) Electronics
8 62 (4.42%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.78%) Retail
10 24 (1.71%) Back Office
10 24 (1.71%) Legal
11 20 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.93%) Billing
13 9 (0.64%) Law
13 9 (0.64%) Publishing
14 6 (0.43%) Automotive
15 5 (0.36%) Advertising
15 5 (0.36%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 516 (36.80%) Developer
2 276 (19.69%) Architect
3 237 (16.90%) Java Developer
4 108 (7.70%) Solutions Architect
5 105 (7.49%) Integration Developer
6 98 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 92 (6.56%) Senior Developer
8 91 (6.49%) Analyst
9 62 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
10 61 (4.35%) Consultant
11 51 (3.64%) Middleware Developer
12 41 (2.92%) SOA Developer
13 40 (2.85%) AWS Architect
14 39 (2.78%) Applications Support
15 38 (2.71%) Big Data Developer
15 38 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
16 35 (2.50%) Administrator
16 35 (2.50%) C# Developer
16 35 (2.50%) Cloud Architect
17 34 (2.43%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (18.26%) Web Services
2 208 (14.84%) JSON
3 205 (14.62%) XML
4 200 (14.27%) Spring
5 179 (12.77%) RESTful
6 168 (11.98%) REST
7 148 (10.56%) SOAP
8 141 (10.06%) J2EE
9 124 (8.84%) Oracle Fusion
10 115 (8.20%) .NET
11 104 (7.42%) Apache Camel
12 95 (6.78%) Kafka
13 87 (6.21%) JMS
14 86 (6.13%) XSLT
15 80 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
16 63 (4.49%) HTML
17 53 (3.78%) Hibernate
18 51 (3.64%) Spring Boot
19 50 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
20 47 (3.35%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (4.07%) Clustering
5 54 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 49 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 42 (3.00%) Equities
7 42 (3.00%) Fixed Income
8 38 (2.71%) Virtual Team
9 37 (2.64%) Derivative
10 36 (2.57%) Management Information System
11 33 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
12 32 (2.28%) Computer Science
13 25 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
14 24 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
15 19 (1.36%) Mainframe
15 19 (1.36%) Mobile App
16 16 (1.14%) DataPower
17 14 (1.00%) Client/Server
17 14 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 461 (32.88%) Linux
2 326 (23.25%) Unix
3 240 (17.12%) Windows
4 112 (7.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (5.92%) Windows Server
6 55 (3.92%) Solaris
7 54 (3.85%) AIX
8 33 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (1.64%) Android
10 22 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.86%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.71%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.50%) CentOS
16 4 (0.29%) MVS
16 4 (0.29%) SUSE
16 4 (0.29%) VMS
16 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (19.40%) SOA
3 236 (16.83%) TDD
4 202 (14.41%) DevOps
5 166 (11.84%) Scrum
6 156 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
7 119 (8.49%) BDD
8 106 (7.56%) Migration
9 94 (6.70%) Microservices
10 91 (6.49%) OO
11 90 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
12 86 (6.13%) ITIL
13 85 (6.06%) Project Management
13 85 (6.06%) Unit Testing
14 82 (5.85%) Configuration Management
15 81 (5.78%) SDLC
16 79 (5.63%) Test Automation
17 78 (5.56%) Software Engineering
18 76 (5.42%) CRM
19 75 (5.35%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 556 (39.66%) Java
2 295 (21.04%) SQL
3 171 (12.20%) Python
4 100 (7.13%) JavaScript
5 94 (6.70%) Perl
6 83 (5.92%) C#
7 75 (5.35%) Shell Script
8 59 (4.21%) Java 8
9 51 (3.64%) XPath
10 43 (3.07%) PowerShell
11 42 (3.00%) C++
12 40 (2.85%) Bash Shell
12 40 (2.85%) Ruby
13 33 (2.35%) C
14 27 (1.93%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 15 (1.07%) Scala
17 13 (0.93%) Go
17 13 (0.93%) PHP
17 13 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 78 (5.56%) Degree
3 73 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.64%) CISM
4 23 (1.64%) CISSP
4 23 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.14%) CISA
7 14 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.50%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.50%) CCNA
10 7 (0.50%) CCSA
11 6 (0.43%) CCIE
11 6 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.43%) PMP
12 5 (0.36%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.29%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.92%) QA
2 29 (2.07%) GDPR
2 29 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.78%) NIST 800
4 15 (1.07%) SLA
5 13 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.50%) PMO
7 6 (0.43%) PSD2
8 5 (0.36%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.29%) COBIT
9 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.14%) FISMA
10 2 (0.14%) GCP
10 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.14%) SEPA
11 1 (0.071%) HL7
11 1 (0.071%) MiFID
System Software
1 116 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (7.49%) Docker
3 69 (4.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 64 (4.56%) Active Directory
5 38 (2.71%) HDFS
6 32 (2.28%) Hyper-V
7 31 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
9 19 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (1.36%) XenApp
10 15 (1.07%) NFS
11 12 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.64%) KVM
13 8 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
15 6 (0.43%) Firmware
15 6 (0.43%) Xen
16 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
17 4 (0.29%) QEMU
17 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 110 (7.85%) Ansible
2 74 (5.28%) Puppet
3 57 (4.07%) Hadoop YARN
3 57 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (3.42%) Kubernetes
5 21 (1.50%) Terraform
6 16 (1.14%) Data Guard
7 15 (1.07%) Kibana
7 15 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.86%) Grafana
9 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (0.64%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 9 (0.64%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 7 (0.50%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.43%) logstash
13 6 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.43%) yum
14 5 (0.36%) collectd
Vendors
1 412 (29.39%) Oracle
2 182 (12.98%) IBM
3 138 (9.84%) VMware
4 122 (8.70%) SAP
5 118 (8.42%) Microsoft
6 109 (7.77%) Red Hat
7 68 (4.85%) WSO2
8 59 (4.21%) Citrix
9 54 (3.85%) TIBCO
10 47 (3.35%) MuleSoft
11 35 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (2.00%) Siebel
13 26 (1.85%) webMethods
14 25 (1.78%) Google
15 24 (1.71%) Cisco
15 24 (1.71%) ServiceNow
16 23 (1.64%) Atlassian
16 23 (1.64%) HP
17 21 (1.50%) CA
17 21 (1.50%) Sybase