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 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 152 165
Rank change year-on-year -36 +13  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 586 785 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.41% 1.59% 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.44% 5.63% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 464 416
Median daily rate £480 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.72% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £306 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +9.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.29 £35.00 £32.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.58 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -45.23% +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 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 13198 13943 13266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.72% 28.22% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9161 9785 8712
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 209 174
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £12.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +1 280 £533 +15.13% 47
South East -23 97 £450 +5.88% 17
East of England +13 62 £485 -6.73% 6
North West -4 49 £431 +1.29% 10
South West +5 34 £490 +15.29% 4
West Midlands -3 23 £450 - 9
Yorkshire -22 13 £440 +10.00% 7
East Midlands -48 13 £385 +4.05% 6
North East -25 8 £295 +3.32% 7
Midlands +10 1 £600 -
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 429 (35.14%) Oracle
2 385 (31.53%) Java
3 358 (29.32%) Linux
4 340 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
5 288 (23.59%) Finance
6 271 (22.19%) SOA
7 231 (18.92%) Windows
8 230 (18.84%) Unix
9 190 (15.56%) SQL
10 187 (15.32%) IBM
11 179 (14.66%) Banking
12 178 (14.58%) DevOps
13 170 (13.92%) Web Services
14 166 (13.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 162 (13.27%) WebSphere
16 151 (12.37%) XML
16 151 (12.37%) JavaScript
17 138 (11.30%) Oracle Fusion
18 133 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
18 133 (10.89%) SOAP
19 127 (10.40%) SQL Server
20 124 (10.16%) Microsoft
20 124 (10.16%) Scrum
21 121 (9.91%) WebLogic
22 120 (9.83%) HTML
22 120 (9.83%) JSON
23 117 (9.58%) Security Cleared
24 116 (9.50%) Apache
25 115 (9.42%) REST
26 113 (9.25%) Oracle Database

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
1 166 (13.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 162 (13.27%) WebSphere
3 121 (9.91%) WebLogic
4 116 (9.50%) Apache
5 105 (8.60%) Tomcat
6 92 (7.53%) JBoss
7 56 (4.59%) Oracle Service Bus
8 51 (4.18%) Mule
9 50 (4.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 46 (3.77%) IIS
11 40 (3.28%) Confluence
12 36 (2.95%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (2.46%) CMS
14 28 (2.29%) Oracle Coherence
15 27 (2.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 22 (1.80%) Mule ESB
17 19 (1.56%) Drupal
18 16 (1.31%) Apache Spark
19 15 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
19 15 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.082%) MS Office
5 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.082%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 43 (3.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
3 29 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.66%) SAP CRM
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 5 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.41%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.33%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.33%) SAP CRM for Utilities
11 3 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
11 3 (0.25%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.25%) Staffware
12 2 (0.16%) Maximo
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (4.10%) PaaS
4 33 (2.70%) IaaS
5 21 (1.72%) GitHub
6 19 (1.56%) SaaS
7 18 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.31%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.57%) Bluemix
11 7 (0.57%) Boomi
12 6 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.41%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.33%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 100 (8.19%) HTTP
2 64 (5.24%) SSL
3 61 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 53 (4.34%) Firewall
5 46 (3.77%) DNS
6 39 (3.19%) SAN
7 32 (2.62%) LAN
8 30 (2.46%) FTP
9 26 (2.13%) WAN
10 24 (1.97%) NAS
11 22 (1.80%) Internet
12 20 (1.64%) LDAP
13 18 (1.47%) Kerberos
14 17 (1.39%) Multicast
15 14 (1.15%) HTTPS
15 14 (1.15%) iSCSI
16 13 (1.06%) SNMP
17 11 (0.90%) FCoE
17 11 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
18 10 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 113 (9.25%) Oracle Database
3 72 (5.90%) Relational Database
4 71 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 64 (5.24%) Oracle Database 12c
6 58 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (4.59%) DB2
8 54 (4.42%) Big Data
9 51 (4.18%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.38%) NoSQL
11 28 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
12 27 (2.21%) MongoDB
13 25 (2.05%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.80%) MySQL
15 19 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
16 17 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (1.15%) HBase
18 12 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
18 12 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
18 12 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 100 (8.19%) Jenkins
2 80 (6.55%) Git (software)
3 79 (6.47%) JIRA
4 66 (5.41%) Maven
4 66 (5.41%) Subversion
5 44 (3.60%) JUnit
6 21 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (1.64%) Gradle
8 18 (1.47%) Eclipse
8 18 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
9 17 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 16 (1.31%) Selenium
10 16 (1.31%) SoapUI
11 15 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
12 14 (1.15%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.15%) Mockito
12 14 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (0.98%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 288 (23.59%) Finance
2 179 (14.66%) Banking
3 81 (6.63%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.83%) Marketing
5 51 (4.18%) Retail
6 49 (4.01%) Electronics
7 46 (3.77%) Manufacturing
8 41 (3.36%) Front Office
9 35 (2.87%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.06%) Billing
11 12 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.90%) Prime Brokerage
13 10 (0.82%) Legal
14 8 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.66%) Publishing
15 7 (0.57%) Back Office
16 4 (0.33%) Advertising
16 4 (0.33%) French Language
16 4 (0.33%) Local Government
17 3 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 382 (31.29%) Developer
2 245 (20.07%) Architect
3 150 (12.29%) Java Developer
4 101 (8.27%) Solutions Architect
5 88 (7.21%) Consultant
6 75 (6.14%) Analyst
7 59 (4.83%) Middleware Developer
8 53 (4.34%) DBA
9 49 (4.01%) Technical Architect
10 44 (3.60%) Middleware Engineer
11 42 (3.44%) Oracle Developer
12 40 (3.28%) Oracle DBA
13 39 (3.19%) SOA Developer
14 36 (2.95%) Project Manager
14 36 (2.95%) Senior Developer
15 33 (2.70%) Administrator
16 32 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
17 31 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
18 29 (2.38%) Middleware Consultant
19 28 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (13.92%) Web Services
2 151 (12.37%) XML
3 138 (11.30%) Oracle Fusion
4 133 (10.89%) SOAP
5 120 (9.83%) HTML
5 120 (9.83%) JSON
6 115 (9.42%) REST
7 105 (8.60%) J2EE
8 100 (8.19%) Spring
9 81 (6.63%) .NET
10 78 (6.39%) XSLT
11 72 (5.90%) CSS
12 64 (5.24%) JMS
13 62 (5.08%) RESTful
14 61 (5.00%) HTML5
15 56 (4.59%) WebSphere MQ
16 49 (4.01%) Apache Camel
17 40 (3.28%) jQuery
18 38 (3.11%) IBM Integration Bus
19 30 (2.46%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.57%) Data Centre
3 54 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 50 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (3.93%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.19%) Fixed Income
7 36 (2.95%) Mainframe
8 34 (2.78%) Derivative
9 32 (2.62%) SWIFT
10 31 (2.54%) Management Information System
11 26 (2.13%) Clustering
12 20 (1.64%) DataPower
13 19 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (1.47%) Equities
15 17 (1.39%) N-Tier
15 17 (1.39%) STB
16 16 (1.31%) Algorithms
16 16 (1.31%) User Experience
17 15 (1.23%) iSeries
18 14 (1.15%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 358 (29.32%) Linux
2 231 (18.92%) Windows
3 230 (18.84%) Unix
4 95 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (7.04%) AIX
6 73 (5.98%) Solaris
7 43 (3.52%) Windows Server
8 25 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
9 20 (1.64%) zOS
10 19 (1.56%) HPUX
11 13 (1.06%) Android
12 12 (0.98%) CentOS
13 11 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.74%) SUSE
14 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.57%) MVS
16 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (22.19%) SOA
3 178 (14.58%) DevOps
4 133 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
5 124 (10.16%) Scrum
6 106 (8.68%) TDD
7 101 (8.27%) ITIL
8 95 (7.78%) Migration
9 87 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
10 77 (6.31%) OO
11 72 (5.90%) Microservices
12 68 (5.57%) Multithreading
13 66 (5.41%) High Availability
14 65 (5.32%) Open Source
15 63 (5.16%) E-Commerce
16 61 (5.00%) SDLC
17 60 (4.91%) CRM
18 58 (4.75%) Software Engineering
19 55 (4.50%) Programme Management
20 52 (4.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 385 (31.53%) Java
2 190 (15.56%) SQL
3 151 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 79 (6.47%) Perl
5 64 (5.24%) Python
6 59 (4.83%) C#
7 57 (4.67%) C++
8 47 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 38 (3.11%) C
10 33 (2.70%) XPath
11 32 (2.62%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.88%) Bash Shell
12 23 (1.88%) Ruby
13 21 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 20 (1.64%) Scala
15 12 (0.98%) JCL
15 12 (0.98%) PHP
16 11 (0.90%) Korn
17 10 (0.82%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 83 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 65 (5.32%) Degree
4 20 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.82%) CISSP
8 9 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.66%) ISSAP
10 7 (0.57%) ISEB
11 6 (0.49%) MCSE
11 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.41%) CCNA
12 5 (0.41%) CCNP
13 4 (0.33%) CCIE
13 4 (0.33%) CCIP
13 4 (0.33%) EMC Certification
13 4 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.33%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.25%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.46%) QA
2 23 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.64%) MiFID
4 12 (0.98%) SEPA
5 10 (0.82%) SLA
6 7 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.49%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.41%) PMO
9 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.25%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.16%) FATCA
11 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.082%) EMIR
12 1 (0.082%) ISO15022
12 1 (0.082%) SDET
System Software
1 71 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (5.16%) Docker
3 42 (3.44%) Oracle RAC
4 41 (3.36%) Active Directory
5 17 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.15%) KVM
8 11 (0.90%) SRDF
8 11 (0.90%) Time Sharing Option
9 10 (0.82%) NFS
9 10 (0.82%) Xen
10 9 (0.74%) HDFS
11 8 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.57%) vSphere
13 5 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.33%) GFS2
14 4 (0.33%) OCFS2
14 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (5.08%) Puppet
2 50 (4.10%) Ansible
3 28 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 25 (2.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 16 (1.31%) QRadar
6 15 (1.23%) Kubernetes
7 13 (1.06%) Tivoli
7 13 (1.06%) vRealize
8 10 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.66%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.66%) Nagios
9 8 (0.66%) SCOM
10 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
10 7 (0.57%) SCCM
11 6 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
11 6 (0.49%) Kibana
11 6 (0.49%) Salt
11 6 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 429 (35.14%) Oracle
2 187 (15.32%) IBM
3 124 (10.16%) Microsoft
4 96 (7.86%) VMware
5 89 (7.29%) TIBCO
6 86 (7.04%) Red Hat
7 75 (6.14%) SAP
8 53 (4.34%) WSO2
9 48 (3.93%) MuleSoft
10 42 (3.44%) Splunk
11 33 (2.70%) Cisco
12 30 (2.46%) Sybase
13 23 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.88%) Solace
14 20 (1.64%) Citrix
14 20 (1.64%) EMC
15 19 (1.56%) HP
15 19 (1.56%) Informatica
16 17 (1.39%) Axway
16 17 (1.39%) Intel
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £410 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Pasker
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago