Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 273 163 182
Rank change year-on-year -110 +19 -9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 703 1,610 1,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.70% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.99% 4.83% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 1,025 949
England median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £335 £364 £368
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 11
England median hourly rate £46.40 £57.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.95% +27.22% +37.80%
10th Percentile £28.75 £33.92 £40.50
90th Percentile £58.40 £69.13 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £56.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.64% +24.44% +37.80%

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 23,517 33,329 30,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.75% 35.29% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,500 23,757 21,649
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 290 365
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £18.60
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.88 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 -98 300 £550 - 71
South East -48 150 £468 -6.50% 25
North of England -48 77 £459 +1.94% 18
South West -37 76 £525 +14.13% 14
East of England -35 61 £513 -2.38% 13
North West -37 46 £458 +1.67% 11
Midlands -79 33 £430 -17.31% 17
Yorkshire +1 30 £459 +7.94% 6
East Midlands +3 19 £420 -19.23% 3
West Midlands -73 14 £575 +9.52% 14
North East -2 1 - - 1
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 219 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (28.45%) Java
3 174 (24.75%) Oracle
4 161 (22.90%) SQL
5 159 (22.62%) Finance
6 156 (22.19%) Linux
7 131 (18.63%) Windows
8 127 (18.07%) Security Cleared
9 107 (15.22%) DevOps
10 104 (14.79%) SOA
11 99 (14.08%) Python
12 98 (13.94%) Microsoft
12 98 (13.94%) Azure
13 97 (13.80%) Unix
14 93 (13.23%) SC Cleared
15 91 (12.94%) Web Services
15 91 (12.94%) Migration
16 86 (12.23%) .NET
16 86 (12.23%) SQL Server
17 82 (11.66%) Microservices
18 80 (11.38%) JSON
19 78 (11.10%) Jenkins
20 75 (10.67%) AWS
20 75 (10.67%) XML
21 74 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
22 69 (9.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 69 (9.82%) C#
23 67 (9.53%) Scrum
23 67 (9.53%) Oracle Fusion
23 67 (9.53%) Git (software)

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 69 (9.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 65 (9.25%) WebLogic
3 48 (6.83%) Apache
3 48 (6.83%) JBoss
4 43 (6.12%) Tomcat
5 32 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
6 31 (4.41%) WebSphere
7 18 (2.56%) Confluence
8 15 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.85%) IIS
10 10 (1.42%) Mule
11 8 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (0.85%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.85%) WebLogic Integration
13 5 (0.71%) Apache Qpid
13 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.71%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.71%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 22 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.28%) InVision
6 2 (0.28%) Sketch
7 1 (0.14%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.14%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 16 (2.28%) ION MarketView
2 13 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.28%) Maximo
10 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 98 (13.94%) Azure
2 75 (10.67%) AWS
3 36 (5.12%) PaaS
4 34 (4.84%) OpenShift
5 31 (4.41%) GitHub
6 22 (3.13%) SaaS
7 18 (2.56%) IaaS
7 18 (2.56%) Serverless
8 14 (1.99%) GCP
9 13 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.56%) Office 365
11 10 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.00%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.85%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.57%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.57%) Boomi
14 4 (0.57%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 4 (0.57%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.70%) Firewall
2 25 (3.56%) HTTP
3 23 (3.27%) AMQP
3 23 (3.27%) SAN
4 21 (2.99%) LAN
5 19 (2.70%) WAN
6 14 (1.99%) FTP
7 13 (1.85%) SSL
8 12 (1.71%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.28%) Intranet
10 8 (1.14%) DNS
10 8 (1.14%) Ethernet
10 8 (1.14%) Internet
11 7 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (0.85%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.71%) DMZ
13 5 (0.71%) Skype
13 5 (0.71%) VoIP
14 4 (0.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.25%) Oracle Database
3 39 (5.55%) NoSQL
4 37 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (4.84%) Big Data
6 31 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (4.27%) Relational Database
8 27 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
10 19 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (2.28%) MySQL
11 16 (2.28%) Oracle Database 12c
12 13 (1.85%) DB2
13 10 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.28%) DataStage
14 9 (1.28%) Informix
14 9 (1.28%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.28%) QualityStage
14 9 (1.28%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 78 (11.10%) Jenkins
2 67 (9.53%) Git (software)
3 43 (6.12%) JIRA
4 29 (4.13%) NUnit
5 24 (3.41%) Eclipse
6 21 (2.99%) SpecFlow
7 19 (2.70%) JUnit
8 16 (2.28%) IntelliJ
8 16 (2.28%) Selenium
9 13 (1.85%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.85%) Maven
10 11 (1.56%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.14%) GitLab
12 6 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.85%) Subversion
12 6 (0.85%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.57%) Gradle
13 4 (0.57%) Mockito
General
1 159 (22.62%) Finance
2 51 (7.25%) Banking
3 32 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 31 (4.41%) Front Office
5 29 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.13%) Retail
7 20 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.28%) Electronics
8 16 (2.28%) Marketing
9 9 (1.28%) Advertising
10 8 (1.14%) Back Office
10 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.57%) Automotive
11 4 (0.57%) Law
11 4 (0.57%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 231 (32.86%) Developer
2 160 (22.76%) Architect
3 63 (8.96%) Java Developer
4 52 (7.40%) Solutions Architect
5 41 (5.83%) Administrator
6 39 (5.55%) Analyst
7 33 (4.69%) .NET Developer
7 33 (4.69%) C# Developer
8 30 (4.27%) Oracle Developer
9 29 (4.13%) Integration Architect
10 27 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (3.84%) Technical Architect
11 23 (3.27%) Consultant
11 23 (3.27%) Middleware Engineer
12 22 (3.13%) Middleware Administrator
13 19 (2.70%) NoSQL Developer
14 18 (2.56%) F# Developer
14 18 (2.56%) Senior Developer
15 17 (2.42%) Integration Developer
15 17 (2.42%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (12.94%) Web Services
2 86 (12.23%) .NET
3 80 (11.38%) JSON
4 75 (10.67%) XML
5 67 (9.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 62 (8.82%) SOAP
7 61 (8.68%) REST
8 51 (7.25%) RabbitMQ
9 45 (6.40%) RESTful
10 44 (6.26%) Node.js
11 43 (6.12%) Spring
12 40 (5.69%) J2EE
13 38 (5.41%) AngularJS
14 33 (4.69%) Kafka
15 30 (4.27%) HTML
16 29 (4.13%) React
17 28 (3.98%) Java EE
18 21 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
19 20 (2.84%) JMS
20 19 (2.70%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.27%) Derivative
5 22 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.99%) Clustering
6 21 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (2.99%) PKI
7 17 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
7 17 (2.42%) Virtual Team
8 16 (2.28%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.99%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.71%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.71%) Replication
11 11 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.42%) EPoS
12 10 (1.42%) IVR
12 10 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.42%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 156 (22.19%) Linux
2 131 (18.63%) Windows
3 97 (13.80%) Unix
4 53 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (4.98%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.85%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.71%) Solaris
8 9 (1.28%) CentOS
9 8 (1.14%) AIX
10 6 (0.85%) Android
11 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.28%) HPUX
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.28%) VME
12 2 (0.28%) VMS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.28%) zOS
13 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (15.22%) DevOps
3 104 (14.79%) SOA
4 91 (12.94%) Migration
5 82 (11.66%) Microservices
6 67 (9.53%) Scrum
7 65 (9.25%) TDD
8 64 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (8.68%) SDLC
10 57 (8.11%) Project Delivery
11 54 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (7.68%) Performance Tuning
12 52 (7.40%) ITIL
13 51 (7.25%) Test Automation
14 44 (6.26%) Project Management
14 44 (6.26%) Waterfall
15 41 (5.83%) Enterprise Architecture
16 38 (5.41%) ETL
17 37 (5.26%) Configuration Management
17 37 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 200 (28.45%) Java
2 161 (22.90%) SQL
3 99 (14.08%) Python
4 69 (9.82%) C#
5 65 (9.25%) JavaScript
6 43 (6.12%) C++
6 43 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 40 (5.69%) C
8 36 (5.12%) Bash Shell
9 29 (4.13%) PowerShell
10 28 (3.98%) Perl
11 23 (3.27%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.56%) F#
13 17 (2.42%) Java 8
13 17 (2.42%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.42%) Ruby
15 9 (1.28%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.00%) Groovy
16 7 (1.00%) Korn
16 7 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 127 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 93 (13.23%) SC Cleared
3 45 (6.40%) Degree
4 34 (4.84%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (1.00%) CISSP
8 6 (0.85%) CISM
8 6 (0.85%) HNC
9 5 (0.71%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.57%) CISA
10 4 (0.57%) SANS
11 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.28%) CCNA
12 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.28%) ISEB
12 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.28%) PMP
12 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.85%) QA
2 12 (1.71%) SLA
3 10 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.14%) GDPR
5 6 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.28%) EMIR
7 2 (0.28%) HL7
7 2 (0.28%) MiFID
7 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.14%) BS7799
8 1 (0.14%) GAMP
8 1 (0.14%) GxP
8 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 64 (9.10%) Docker
2 41 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.14%) NFS
7 5 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.71%) XenApp
8 4 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (0.57%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.43%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.28%) vSphere
11 1 (0.14%) SRDF
11 1 (0.14%) Xen
11 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (8.96%) Ansible
2 29 (4.13%) Kubernetes
3 25 (3.56%) Puppet
4 19 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 18 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (1.99%) Terraform
8 11 (1.56%) Data Guard
9 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 9 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (1.14%) SCCM
12 7 (1.00%) Packer
13 6 (0.85%) vRealize
14 5 (0.71%) Consul
14 5 (0.71%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.57%) logstash
15 4 (0.57%) Nagios
16 3 (0.43%) TIBCO Hawk
16 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 3 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 174 (24.75%) Oracle
2 98 (13.94%) Microsoft
3 62 (8.82%) IBM
4 48 (6.83%) Red Hat
5 43 (6.12%) VMware
6 38 (5.41%) SAP
7 37 (5.26%) TIBCO
8 21 (2.99%) Citrix
9 20 (2.84%) Cisco
10 19 (2.70%) Google
11 17 (2.42%) HP
11 17 (2.42%) MuleSoft
12 16 (2.28%) ION Trading
13 14 (1.99%) WSO2
14 13 (1.85%) Teradata
15 11 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (1.42%) F5
16 10 (1.42%) Pega
17 8 (1.14%) Axway
18 7 (1.00%) Splunk