Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 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
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 249 169
Rank change year-on-year +75 -80 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 420 839 1,540
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.62% 1.06% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.11% 3.35% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 511 1,006
Median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.44%
10th Percentile £361 £363 £380
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £513 £525
% change year-on-year -2.44% -2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Median hourly rate £42.00 £48.42 £45.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.26% +5.98% -0.68%
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.00 £31.75
90th Percentile £66.00 £58.85 £69.88
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £46.20 £43.00
% change year-on-year -8.01% +7.44% -6.52%

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 8,225 25,044 32,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.79% 31.49% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,576 17,607 23,381
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £340 £325
90th Percentile £693 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £495 £475
% change year-on-year - +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 259 315
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £23.80 £18.30 £15.24
90th Percentile £55.00 £69.00 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.01 £41.69
% change year-on-year -20.47% +5.57% +4.22%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Middleware in England.

Daily rate trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Middleware in England over the 6 months to 30 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Middleware in England

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Middleware in England.

Hourly rate trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Middleware in England over the 6 months to 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020. 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 +135 238 £538 -2.27% 33
South East +93 59 £475 - 20
South West +76 46 £525 -3.45% 9
East of England +21 25 £525 +2.44% 3
Midlands +55 19 £432 -17.32% 14
North of England +58 17 £395 -12.22% 28
North West +48 11 £425 - 11
West Midlands +55 10 £432 -23.20% 4
East Midlands +30 9 £275 -38.89% 10
Yorkshire +54 5 - - 6
North East +37 1 £300 -36.51% 11
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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.

1 191 (45.48%) Java
2 169 (40.24%) Oracle
3 147 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (30.00%) Linux
5 112 (26.67%) Finance
6 107 (25.48%) SOA
7 98 (23.33%) Web Services
8 95 (22.62%) Unix
9 87 (20.71%) Banking
10 81 (19.29%) SQL
10 81 (19.29%) Apache Camel
11 80 (19.05%) DevOps
12 77 (18.33%) Spring
13 73 (17.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 71 (16.90%) REST
14 71 (16.90%) XML
15 70 (16.67%) SOAP
15 70 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
16 64 (15.24%) Mule
16 64 (15.24%) Windows
17 63 (15.00%) Security Cleared
18 61 (14.52%) Red Hat Fuse
19 59 (14.05%) TDD
20 58 (13.81%) Kubernetes
21 57 (13.57%) Azure
21 57 (13.57%) SQL Server
22 56 (13.33%) SC Cleared
23 54 (12.86%) SAP
23 54 (12.86%) Front Office
23 54 (12.86%) Microservices

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 73 (17.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 64 (15.24%) Mule
3 61 (14.52%) Red Hat Fuse
4 44 (10.48%) JBoss
5 40 (9.52%) WebSphere
6 36 (8.57%) Apache
7 35 (8.33%) Confluence
8 32 (7.62%) Oracle Service Bus
8 32 (7.62%) WebLogic
9 25 (5.95%) Tomcat
10 21 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (2.38%) IIS
12 8 (1.90%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (1.67%) MQSeries
13 7 (1.67%) Tuxedo
14 6 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (1.19%) CMS
15 5 (1.19%) NetWeaver
16 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.81%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.67%) Documaker
2 7 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (1.19%) Lawson
4 5 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.48%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.48%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.24%) assyst
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 57 (13.57%) Azure
2 49 (11.67%) AWS
3 24 (5.71%) Apigee
4 23 (5.48%) SaaS
5 21 (5.00%) OpenShift
5 21 (5.00%) PaaS
6 13 (3.10%) Boomi
6 13 (3.10%) Power Platform
7 10 (2.38%) GCP
7 10 (2.38%) IaaS
8 9 (2.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (2.14%) Logic Apps
9 7 (1.67%) Office 365
10 6 (1.43%) BlazeMeter
10 6 (1.43%) GitHub
10 6 (1.43%) iPaaS
11 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.19%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.95%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.14%) Firewall
2 26 (6.19%) HTTP
3 15 (3.57%) DNS
4 14 (3.33%) SSL
5 13 (3.10%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.14%) Network Security
6 9 (2.14%) VPN
7 6 (1.43%) MPLS
7 6 (1.43%) Skype
7 6 (1.43%) WAN
8 5 (1.19%) DHCP
8 5 (1.19%) Internet
8 5 (1.19%) PBX
8 5 (1.19%) VoIP
8 5 (1.19%) Wireless
9 4 (0.95%) SAN
10 3 (0.71%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 53 (12.62%) Oracle Database
3 52 (12.38%) Relational Database
4 36 (8.57%) MySQL
5 29 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 24 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (3.10%) MongoDB
7 13 (3.10%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.62%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.90%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (1.90%) DB2
10 8 (1.90%) Power BI
11 7 (1.67%) Hazelcast
12 6 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.43%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.19%) SAP HANA
14 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (11.19%) Git (software)
1 47 (11.19%) JIRA
2 44 (10.48%) Maven
3 42 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 32 (7.62%) Subversion
5 18 (4.29%) JUnit
6 17 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (3.57%) Ant
8 14 (3.33%) Hudson
9 12 (2.86%) Cucumber
9 12 (2.86%) SonarQube
10 11 (2.62%) SoapUI
11 10 (2.38%) JMeter
11 10 (2.38%) jMock
12 9 (2.14%) FishEye
12 9 (2.14%) LoadRunner
12 9 (2.14%) Zephyr
13 7 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (1.67%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.43%) Toad
General
1 112 (26.67%) Finance
2 87 (20.71%) Banking
3 54 (12.86%) Front Office
3 54 (12.86%) Public Sector
4 53 (12.62%) Investment Banking
5 37 (8.81%) Manufacturing
5 37 (8.81%) Marketing
6 36 (8.57%) Telecoms
7 34 (8.10%) Electronics
8 8 (1.90%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.19%) Advertising
10 5 (1.19%) Back Office
11 4 (0.95%) Legal
11 4 (0.95%) Retail
12 2 (0.48%) Automotive
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.48%) French Language
12 2 (0.48%) Police
13 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 146 (34.76%) Developer
2 101 (24.05%) Java Developer
3 74 (17.62%) Architect
4 47 (11.19%) Integration Developer
5 46 (10.95%) Senior Developer
6 43 (10.24%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (7.86%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (7.14%) Analyst
9 29 (6.90%) Consultant
10 24 (5.71%) DBA
11 22 (5.24%) Middleware Engineer
12 20 (4.76%) Senior Integration Developer
13 19 (4.52%) Administrator
13 19 (4.52%) Oracle DBA
14 15 (3.57%) Middleware Developer
15 14 (3.33%) Business Analyst
16 13 (3.10%) Technical Architect
17 11 (2.62%) Azure Engineer
17 11 (2.62%) Lead Developer
18 10 (2.38%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (23.33%) Web Services
2 81 (19.29%) Apache Camel
3 77 (18.33%) Spring
4 71 (16.90%) REST
4 71 (16.90%) XML
5 70 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 70 (16.67%) SOAP
6 49 (11.67%) JSON
7 48 (11.43%) RESTful
8 44 (10.48%) XSLT
9 38 (9.05%) Spring Integration
10 33 (7.86%) JMS
11 26 (6.19%) Swagger
12 24 (5.71%) Java EE
13 23 (5.48%) WireMock
14 21 (5.00%) Hibernate
14 21 (5.00%) J2EE
15 19 (4.52%) HTML
16 18 (4.29%) IBM Integration Bus
17 16 (3.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.76%) Fixed Income
3 16 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.57%) Clustering
5 14 (3.33%) DataPower
6 13 (3.10%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.38%) PKI
8 8 (1.90%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.43%) Equities
11 5 (1.19%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.71%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.71%) CMDB
13 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.71%) Industry 4.0
13 3 (0.71%) Replication
13 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (30.00%) Linux
2 95 (22.62%) Unix
3 64 (15.24%) Windows
4 17 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (3.81%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (1.43%) Solaris
7 5 (1.19%) AIX
8 2 (0.48%) Android
8 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.48%) CentOS
8 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.48%) VME
8 2 (0.48%) VMS
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (25.48%) SOA
3 80 (19.05%) DevOps
4 59 (14.05%) TDD
5 54 (12.86%) Microservices
6 53 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (10.71%) Scrum
8 42 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (9.76%) Migration
10 39 (9.29%) SDLC
11 37 (8.81%) OO
12 36 (8.57%) Programme Management
12 36 (8.57%) Test Automation
13 35 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (8.10%) Digital Marketing
15 33 (7.86%) High Availability
16 28 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
16 28 (6.67%) Unit Testing
17 26 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (5.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 191 (45.48%) Java
2 81 (19.29%) SQL
3 32 (7.62%) Shell Script
4 31 (7.38%) Python
5 27 (6.43%) XPath
6 25 (5.95%) Perl
7 23 (5.48%) PL/SQL
8 17 (4.05%) C#
9 16 (3.81%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.81%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.57%) C++
10 15 (3.57%) Java 8
11 14 (3.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 11 (2.62%) C
13 10 (2.38%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.67%) Groovy
15 6 (1.43%) COBOL
16 5 (1.19%) VBScript
17 4 (0.95%) AWK
17 4 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 56 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.00%) Degree
4 9 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.67%) ISEB
6 7 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.19%) CISSP
8 4 (0.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.95%) CCSP
8 4 (0.95%) GCED
8 4 (0.95%) GCIA
8 4 (0.95%) GCIH
8 4 (0.95%) GIAC
8 4 (0.95%) GISF
8 4 (0.95%) GPPA
8 4 (0.95%) GSEC
8 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.10%) QA
2 6 (1.43%) GDPR
2 6 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.19%) COBIT
4 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.71%) PMO
5 3 (0.71%) SLA
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 48 (11.43%) Docker
2 32 (7.62%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.95%) NFS
6 4 (0.95%) vSphere
7 3 (0.71%) Firmware
7 3 (0.71%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.48%) GFS2
8 2 (0.48%) Samba
8 2 (0.48%) Varnish
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.24%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (13.81%) Kubernetes
2 19 (4.52%) Ansible
3 15 (3.57%) Data Guard
3 15 (3.57%) Puppet
4 11 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.14%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (1.43%) Nessus
6 6 (1.43%) Terraform
7 5 (1.19%) Grafana
8 4 (0.95%) Consul
8 4 (0.95%) logstash
8 4 (0.95%) Nagios
8 4 (0.95%) Nmap
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.95%) QRadar
9 3 (0.71%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.71%) Kibana
9 3 (0.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 169 (40.24%) Oracle
2 54 (12.86%) SAP
3 40 (9.52%) IBM
4 32 (7.62%) MuleSoft
5 31 (7.38%) WSO2
6 30 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 27 (6.43%) Talend
8 22 (5.24%) Splunk
9 19 (4.52%) Red Hat
9 19 (4.52%) Sybase
10 15 (3.57%) Dell
11 14 (3.33%) Atlassian
12 12 (2.86%) Google
13 11 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (2.62%) VMware
14 10 (2.38%) Cisco
14 10 (2.38%) TIBCO
14 10 (2.38%) webMethods
15 9 (2.14%) Axway
15 9 (2.14%) Murex