Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 204 177
Rank change year-on-year -9 -27 -28
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1,073 1,248 1,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.36% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.96% 4.04% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 791 799
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £369 £381 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
England median hourly rate £50.00 £35.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.84% -19.43% +25.00%
10th Percentile £37.70 £20.20 £15.08
90th Percentile £60.00 £68.25 £50.75
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £35.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +30.50% -17.06% +21.43%

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 27,121 30,925 27,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.67% 33.79% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,120 21,932 18,872
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £315 £306
90th Percentile £650 £631 £614
UK median daily rate £490 £470 £445
% change year-on-year +4.26% +5.62% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 333 355
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.27 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +2.46% +8.55%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.25 £17.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £62.00 £53.90
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £41.13
% change year-on-year +0.89% +2.43% +9.67%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -16 405 £591 +4.88% 26
South East -16 251 £475 -5.00% 17
East of England -13 116 £525 - 12
Midlands +18 103 £515 -2.83% 8
South West +47 96 £488 +12.07% 5
North of England -30 91 £425 - 13
West Midlands -19 62 £550 +3.77% 2
North West -20 47 £435 -4.40% 2
East Midlands +46 41 £450 -1.10% 6
Yorkshire -9 31 £488 +21.88% 8
North East +16 12 £400 -29.20% 3
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 399 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (37.00%) Java
3 327 (30.48%) Oracle
4 306 (28.52%) Finance
5 256 (23.86%) Linux
6 237 (22.09%) SQL
7 211 (19.66%) SOA
8 208 (19.38%) Web Services
9 172 (16.03%) Unix
10 165 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
11 162 (15.10%) TDD
12 158 (14.73%) DevOps
13 157 (14.63%) SOAP
14 151 (14.07%) Windows
15 148 (13.79%) Jenkins
16 145 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 142 (13.23%) XML
17 142 (13.23%) SAP
18 138 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
19 135 (12.58%) IBM
20 132 (12.30%) RESTful
20 132 (12.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 128 (11.93%) Microsoft
22 124 (11.56%) Git (software)
23 123 (11.46%) Security Cleared
24 121 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
24 121 (11.28%) Telecoms
25 114 (10.62%) WebLogic
26 112 (10.44%) .NET
27 111 (10.34%) Banking

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
1 132 (12.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 114 (10.62%) WebLogic
3 89 (8.29%) Apache
3 89 (8.29%) Mule
4 86 (8.01%) Oracle Service Bus
5 71 (6.62%) WebSphere
6 69 (6.43%) JBoss
7 46 (4.29%) Tomcat
8 33 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 28 (2.61%) IIS
10 23 (2.14%) OpenStack
11 21 (1.96%) Confluence
12 19 (1.77%) SharePoint
13 14 (1.30%) GlassFish
14 13 (1.21%) Apache Spark
15 11 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
16 10 (0.93%) JCAPS
17 8 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
18 7 (0.65%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.19%) InVision
5 2 (0.19%) Sketch
6 1 (0.093%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.093%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (1.40%) Maximo
5 14 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
6 12 (1.12%) SAP ERP
7 11 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
8 8 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.65%) Actimize
9 7 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.37%) Relativity
12 3 (0.28%) ION MarketView
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 3 (0.28%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 165 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (6.43%) OpenShift
4 67 (6.24%) PaaS
5 48 (4.47%) IaaS
6 44 (4.10%) SaaS
7 28 (2.61%) GitHub
8 19 (1.77%) Serverless
9 17 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.12%) Azure Stack
12 10 (0.93%) Apigee
13 9 (0.84%) Boomi
13 9 (0.84%) Office 365
14 8 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 6 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
17 5 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.26%) Firewall
2 34 (3.17%) LAN
2 34 (3.17%) WAN
3 30 (2.80%) HTTP
3 30 (2.80%) SSL
4 26 (2.42%) DNS
5 24 (2.24%) Internet
6 22 (2.05%) SAN
7 21 (1.96%) AMQP
8 20 (1.86%) FTP
9 10 (0.93%) Network Security
10 7 (0.65%) DHCP
10 7 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.47%) Skype
11 5 (0.47%) SMTP
11 5 (0.47%) VPN
12 4 (0.37%) DMZ
12 4 (0.37%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.37%) Intranet
13 3 (0.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 105 (9.79%) Oracle Database
3 83 (7.74%) Relational Database
4 49 (4.57%) RDBMS
5 44 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (3.82%) Big Data
7 38 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 37 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
9 29 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 28 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (2.42%) Hadoop
12 23 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
13 20 (1.86%) MongoDB
13 20 (1.86%) Parquet
14 19 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (1.68%) HBase
16 17 (1.58%) Oracle Exadata
17 16 (1.49%) Star Schema
18 14 (1.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 148 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 124 (11.56%) Git (software)
3 94 (8.76%) Maven
4 48 (4.47%) JIRA
5 28 (2.61%) JUnit
6 27 (2.52%) Subversion
7 26 (2.42%) Gradle
7 26 (2.42%) SpecFlow
8 25 (2.33%) Selenium
9 19 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (1.68%) Ant
11 17 (1.58%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.49%) Artifactory
12 16 (1.49%) NUnit
12 16 (1.49%) SoapUI
13 14 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (1.21%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.84%) IntelliJ
15 9 (0.84%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 306 (28.52%) Finance
2 121 (11.28%) Telecoms
3 111 (10.34%) Banking
4 97 (9.04%) Marketing
5 95 (8.85%) Manufacturing
6 92 (8.57%) Electronics
7 38 (3.54%) Front Office
7 38 (3.54%) Investment Banking
8 33 (3.08%) Retail
9 30 (2.80%) Financial Institution
10 28 (2.61%) Back Office
11 11 (1.03%) Billing
12 9 (0.84%) German Language
13 7 (0.65%) Law
14 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
15 5 (0.47%) Advertising
16 4 (0.37%) Military
16 4 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
17 3 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 355 (33.08%) Developer
2 243 (22.65%) Architect
3 169 (15.75%) Java Developer
4 87 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 69 (6.43%) Senior Java Developer
6 64 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 56 (5.22%) Analyst
8 54 (5.03%) .NET Developer
8 54 (5.03%) Technical Architect
9 52 (4.85%) C# Developer
10 50 (4.66%) Integration Developer
10 50 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
11 48 (4.47%) Consultant
12 42 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 41 (3.82%) Integration Architect
14 39 (3.63%) Administrator
14 39 (3.63%) Infrastructure Architect
15 37 (3.45%) Middleware Engineer
16 34 (3.17%) Middleware Developer
17 30 (2.80%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (19.38%) Web Services
2 157 (14.63%) SOAP
3 142 (13.23%) XML
4 132 (12.30%) RESTful
5 112 (10.44%) .NET
6 109 (10.16%) JSON
6 109 (10.16%) Spring
7 100 (9.32%) Oracle Fusion
8 96 (8.95%) REST
9 91 (8.48%) Apache Camel
10 81 (7.55%) J2EE
11 62 (5.78%) RabbitMQ
12 54 (5.03%) Java EE
13 53 (4.94%) JMS
14 49 (4.57%) XSLT
15 47 (4.38%) HTML
16 44 (4.10%) Kafka
17 37 (3.45%) Swagger
18 36 (3.36%) Apache Avro
19 31 (2.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (7.64%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 51 (4.75%) Mainframe
6 41 (3.82%) Management Information System
7 34 (3.17%) Virtual Team
8 30 (2.80%) Data Structures
9 28 (2.61%) Derivative
9 28 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
9 28 (2.61%) Public Cloud
10 26 (2.42%) DataPower
11 25 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
12 24 (2.24%) Fixed Income
13 22 (2.05%) Clustering
14 21 (1.96%) Hedge funds
15 19 (1.77%) Cloud Native
16 18 (1.68%) Client/Server
16 18 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
17 16 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 256 (23.86%) Linux
2 172 (16.03%) Unix
3 151 (14.07%) Windows
4 83 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (5.13%) AIX
6 41 (3.82%) Solaris
7 36 (3.36%) Windows Server
8 20 (1.86%) CentOS
9 17 (1.58%) Oracle Linux
10 14 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.93%) Android
12 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.19%) zOS
16 1 (0.093%) FreeRTOS
16 1 (0.093%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (19.66%) SOA
3 162 (15.10%) TDD
4 158 (14.73%) DevOps
5 138 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
6 121 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
7 110 (10.25%) Migration
8 105 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
9 93 (8.67%) Programme Management
10 92 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
11 89 (8.29%) Microservices
11 89 (8.29%) Scrum
12 75 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
13 74 (6.90%) ITIL
13 74 (6.90%) Test Automation
14 71 (6.62%) Unit Testing
15 59 (5.50%) Project Management
16 57 (5.31%) Computer Science
16 57 (5.31%) Configuration Management
17 56 (5.22%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 397 (37.00%) Java
2 237 (22.09%) SQL
3 103 (9.60%) Python
4 97 (9.04%) Shell Script
5 86 (8.01%) C#
6 78 (7.27%) Java 8
7 67 (6.24%) JavaScript
8 59 (5.50%) C++
9 42 (3.91%) XPath
10 34 (3.17%) PL/SQL
11 28 (2.61%) Perl
11 28 (2.61%) Ruby
12 26 (2.42%) PowerShell
13 25 (2.33%) Bash Shell
14 23 (2.14%) C
14 23 (2.14%) VB.NET
15 16 (1.49%) F#
16 11 (1.03%) Groovy
16 11 (1.03%) VB
17 10 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 123 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 93 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 65 (6.06%) Degree
4 37 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.84%) CISSP
8 8 (0.75%) ACCA
8 8 (0.75%) CISM
8 8 (0.75%) RHCSA
9 7 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.47%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.47%) SANS
10 5 (0.47%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.37%) CISA
11 4 (0.37%) CISMP
11 4 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.94%) QA
2 10 (0.93%) GDPR
3 9 (0.84%) PSD2
4 8 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.65%) SEPA
6 4 (0.37%) PMO
6 4 (0.37%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) EMIR
7 2 (0.19%) GAMP
7 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.19%) MiFID
8 1 (0.093%) FATCA
8 1 (0.093%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.093%) JTAG
8 1 (0.093%) NIST
System Software
1 104 (9.69%) Docker
2 70 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 47 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.89%) Oracle RAC
5 22 (2.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 21 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (1.86%) HDFS
8 18 (1.68%) XenApp
9 9 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.65%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.28%) NFS
12 2 (0.19%) Firmware
12 2 (0.19%) NDS
12 2 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.19%) vSphere
13 1 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 104 (9.69%) Ansible
2 69 (6.43%) Puppet
3 50 (4.66%) Kubernetes
4 37 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (2.70%) Terraform
6 26 (2.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 19 (1.77%) Hadoop YARN
8 16 (1.49%) Data Guard
8 16 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
9 12 (1.12%) vRealize
10 11 (1.03%) Control-M
10 11 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.75%) Consul
11 8 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.75%) Nagios
11 8 (0.75%) Packer
11 8 (0.75%) SCCM
12 7 (0.65%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.65%) HP ALM
12 7 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 327 (30.48%) Oracle
2 142 (13.23%) SAP
3 135 (12.58%) IBM
4 128 (11.93%) Microsoft
5 89 (8.29%) WSO2
6 85 (7.92%) Red Hat
7 84 (7.83%) VMware
8 42 (3.91%) Talend
9 41 (3.82%) TIBCO
10 31 (2.89%) Google
11 27 (2.52%) Citrix
12 23 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (2.14%) Splunk
13 22 (2.05%) Cisco
13 22 (2.05%) ServiceNow
14 19 (1.77%) MuleSoft
15 18 (1.68%) HP
16 16 (1.49%) hybris
17 15 (1.40%) NetApp
18 14 (1.30%) EMC