Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 208 190
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18 -30
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1,377 1,223 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.54% 1.32% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.50% 4.10% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 863 826
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £361 £369 £350
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £465
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 15
England median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% -15.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £50.70 £38.30 £26.33
90th Percentile £69.25 £50.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £59.38 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +39.71% -15.00% +19.05%

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 30,568 29,851 28,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.18% 32.32% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,682 21,454 19,658
England median daily rate £500 £475 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.95% +1.65%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £626 £600
UK median daily rate £485 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 323 316
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.32%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.30 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.63 £52.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% - +3.90%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +10 525 £598 +8.64% 99
South East +37 276 £475 +1.60% 43
Midlands +46 179 £500 -2.44% 19
South West +69 161 £475 +5.56% 26
West Midlands +33 137 £478 -13.18% 11
North of England -29 128 £450 -5.26% 52
East of England -32 100 £525 +2.44% 23
North West -36 68 £450 -10.00% 26
East Midlands +10 41 £520 +4.00% 8
Yorkshire +11 40 £501 +11.33% 21
North East -7 19 £440 -33.91% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 517 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
2 501 (36.38%) Java
3 456 (33.12%) Oracle
4 381 (27.67%) Linux
5 355 (25.78%) Finance
6 322 (23.38%) SQL
7 287 (20.84%) Unix
8 252 (18.30%) TDD
9 249 (18.08%) Windows
10 245 (17.79%) SOA
11 230 (16.70%) Web Services
12 219 (15.90%) Jenkins
13 215 (15.61%) Banking
14 212 (15.40%) DevOps
15 207 (15.03%) Security Cleared
16 202 (14.67%) SQL Server
17 194 (14.09%) Git (software)
18 185 (13.44%) Spring
19 181 (13.14%) REST
20 178 (12.93%) SC Cleared
21 175 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
22 169 (12.27%) Scrum
23 168 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
24 167 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
25 165 (11.98%) SOAP
26 162 (11.76%) Migration
27 161 (11.69%) XML
27 161 (11.69%) Apache
28 151 (10.97%) Red Hat
29 148 (10.75%) Microsoft

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
1 161 (11.69%) Apache
2 143 (10.38%) WebLogic
3 131 (9.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 122 (8.86%) WebSphere
5 99 (7.19%) JBoss
6 91 (6.61%) Mule
7 88 (6.39%) Oracle Service Bus
8 83 (6.03%) Tomcat
9 49 (3.56%) IIS
10 41 (2.98%) WebSphere Application Server
11 28 (2.03%) Confluence
12 26 (1.89%) SharePoint
13 20 (1.45%) Documentum
14 18 (1.31%) Apache Spark
15 14 (1.02%) MQSeries
16 13 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
16 13 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.94%) Tuxedo
17 11 (0.80%) CICS
17 11 (0.80%) GlassFish
Applications
1 19 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (3.05%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (1.67%) Maximo
3 13 (0.94%) SAP ERP
4 12 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.36%) Actimize
6 5 (0.36%) HFM
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
8 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 168 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.70%) GitHub
3 51 (3.70%) PaaS
4 45 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
4 45 (3.27%) OpenShift
5 38 (2.76%) IaaS
6 25 (1.82%) SaaS
7 20 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (1.31%) Boomi
9 11 (0.80%) Apigee
10 8 (0.58%) Office 365
11 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.36%) npm
12 5 (0.36%) Serverless
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.23%) Firewall
2 40 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 38 (2.76%) HTTP
4 33 (2.40%) SAN
5 29 (2.11%) DNS
6 27 (1.96%) LAN
6 27 (1.96%) WAN
7 22 (1.60%) NAS
8 21 (1.53%) SSL
8 21 (1.53%) VPN
9 16 (1.16%) Internet
10 15 (1.09%) MPLS
11 14 (1.02%) AMQP
12 12 (0.87%) DMZ
13 10 (0.73%) HTTPS
14 9 (0.65%) DHCP
14 9 (0.65%) Kerberos
14 9 (0.65%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.58%) FTP
15 8 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 107 (7.77%) Oracle Database
3 98 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 68 (4.94%) Big Data
5 57 (4.14%) Hadoop
6 55 (3.99%) DB2
7 44 (3.20%) Oracle Database 12c
8 41 (2.98%) NoSQL
9 37 (2.69%) HBase
10 33 (2.40%) Parquet
11 31 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
12 30 (2.18%) MySQL
13 27 (1.96%) RDBMS
14 26 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
15 25 (1.82%) MongoDB
16 19 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (1.31%) KDB
17 18 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
19 14 (1.02%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 219 (15.90%) Jenkins
2 194 (14.09%) Git (software)
3 136 (9.88%) Maven
4 76 (5.52%) Subversion
5 70 (5.08%) JIRA
6 45 (3.27%) JUnit
6 45 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 43 (3.12%) Gradle
8 40 (2.90%) Cucumber
9 31 (2.25%) Visual Studio
10 26 (1.89%) Selenium
11 23 (1.67%) Artifactory
11 23 (1.67%) SoapUI
12 22 (1.60%) GitLab
13 16 (1.16%) JMeter
14 15 (1.09%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (0.94%) Ant
15 13 (0.94%) IntelliJ
16 12 (0.87%) Eclipse
General
1 355 (25.78%) Finance
2 215 (15.61%) Banking
3 102 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 89 (6.46%) Marketing
5 81 (5.88%) Manufacturing
6 80 (5.81%) Electronics
7 75 (5.45%) Investment Banking
8 57 (4.14%) Front Office
9 49 (3.56%) Retail
10 27 (1.96%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.38%) Back Office
11 19 (1.38%) Law
12 10 (0.73%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.65%) Automotive
14 8 (0.58%) Advertising
15 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
16 4 (0.29%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.29%) Military
16 4 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 505 (36.67%) Developer
2 259 (18.81%) Architect
3 225 (16.34%) Java Developer
4 94 (6.83%) Senior Developer
5 91 (6.61%) Integration Developer
6 90 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 65 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
8 64 (4.65%) Technical Architect
9 60 (4.36%) Consultant
10 59 (4.28%) .NET Developer
11 58 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
12 56 (4.07%) Middleware Engineer
13 52 (3.78%) Analyst
14 49 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
15 41 (2.98%) Integration Architect
16 39 (2.83%) Oracle Developer
17 37 (2.69%) C# Developer
17 37 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 37 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
18 35 (2.54%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (16.70%) Web Services
2 185 (13.44%) Spring
3 181 (13.14%) REST
4 165 (11.98%) SOAP
5 161 (11.69%) XML
6 142 (10.31%) .NET
7 127 (9.22%) JSON
8 122 (8.86%) RESTful
9 119 (8.64%) J2EE
10 99 (7.19%) Oracle Fusion
11 97 (7.04%) Apache Camel
12 81 (5.88%) HTML
13 74 (5.37%) JMS
14 70 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
15 62 (4.50%) Java EE
16 60 (4.36%) Kafka
17 56 (4.07%) XSLT
18 50 (3.63%) CSS
19 47 (3.41%) AngularJS
19 47 (3.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (4.21%) Data Centre
5 50 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (3.56%) Virtual Team
7 44 (3.20%) Mainframe
8 42 (3.05%) DataPower
9 41 (2.98%) Management Information System
10 40 (2.90%) Clustering
10 40 (2.90%) Fixed Income
11 38 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
12 35 (2.54%) Derivative
13 33 (2.40%) Data Structures
14 24 (1.74%) Algorithms
14 24 (1.74%) Public Cloud
15 23 (1.67%) Client/Server
16 22 (1.60%) Equities
17 21 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
18 15 (1.09%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 381 (27.67%) Linux
2 287 (20.84%) Unix
3 249 (18.08%) Windows
4 119 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (6.10%) Windows Server
6 53 (3.85%) Solaris
7 39 (2.83%) AIX
8 19 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.02%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.87%) Android
10 12 (0.87%) VME
11 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.073%) CentOS
15 1 (0.073%) HPUX
15 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (18.30%) TDD
3 245 (17.79%) SOA
4 212 (15.40%) DevOps
5 175 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
6 169 (12.27%) Scrum
7 167 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
8 162 (11.76%) Migration
9 130 (9.44%) Test Automation
10 124 (9.01%) ITIL
11 115 (8.35%) Microservices
12 102 (7.41%) BDD
13 99 (7.19%) Open Source
14 98 (7.12%) OO
15 89 (6.46%) Configuration Management
16 88 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
17 80 (5.81%) Programme Management
17 80 (5.81%) Unit Testing
18 78 (5.66%) Deployment Automation
19 75 (5.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 501 (36.38%) Java
2 322 (23.38%) SQL
3 116 (8.42%) Python
4 110 (7.99%) JavaScript
5 90 (6.54%) Shell Script
6 84 (6.10%) C#
7 80 (5.81%) Perl
8 73 (5.30%) Java 8
9 42 (3.05%) C++
10 35 (2.54%) XPath
11 31 (2.25%) C
12 26 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.45%) Scala
14 17 (1.23%) Ruby
15 13 (0.94%) ABAP
16 12 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.87%) COBOL
17 11 (0.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 9 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 207 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 178 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 99 (7.19%) Degree
4 20 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
7 9 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.58%) Sun Certification
9 6 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.36%) ACCA
10 5 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.36%) CCIE
10 5 (0.36%) CCNA
10 5 (0.36%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.36%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.29%) RHCE
12 3 (0.22%) CISSP
12 3 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.87%) QA
2 16 (1.16%) PSD2
3 15 (1.09%) GDPR
4 10 (0.73%) SLA
5 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.65%) SEPA
6 7 (0.51%) PMO
7 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.22%) JTAG
9 2 (0.15%) FATCA
9 2 (0.15%) HL7
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.073%) COBIT
10 1 (0.073%) FISMA
10 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.073%) MiFID
10 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (7.84%) Docker
2 90 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.49%) Active Directory
4 46 (3.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 35 (2.54%) HDFS
6 20 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.09%) vSphere
9 14 (1.02%) Hyper-V
9 14 (1.02%) XenApp
10 10 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (0.65%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.29%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.29%) Firmware
14 3 (0.22%) NFS
14 3 (0.22%) SRDF
14 3 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 139 (10.09%) Ansible
2 108 (7.84%) Puppet
3 63 (4.58%) ZABBIX
4 51 (3.70%) Kubernetes
5 48 (3.49%) Hadoop YARN
6 34 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
8 26 (1.89%) Terraform
9 24 (1.74%) HP ALM
10 19 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (1.31%) SCCM
12 14 (1.02%) CA Single Sign-On
12 14 (1.02%) SELinux
13 12 (0.87%) Forum Sentry
13 12 (0.87%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 12 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
14 11 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 8 (0.58%) Control-M
16 8 (0.58%) OpenView
Vendors
1 456 (33.12%) Oracle
2 151 (10.97%) Red Hat
3 148 (10.75%) Microsoft
4 146 (10.60%) IBM
5 130 (9.44%) VMware
6 122 (8.86%) SAP
7 63 (4.58%) WSO2
8 58 (4.21%) HP
9 44 (3.20%) TIBCO
10 39 (2.83%) Citrix
11 38 (2.76%) MuleSoft
12 27 (1.96%) Cisco
13 25 (1.82%) Sybase
14 23 (1.67%) Pega
15 22 (1.60%) Google
16 18 (1.31%) Dell
17 17 (1.23%) Atlassian
17 17 (1.23%) ServiceNow
18 16 (1.16%) Axway
18 16 (1.16%) Dynatrace