Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 174 148
Rank change year-on-year -7 -26 +26
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1387 1482 1705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.55% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.50% 5.02% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 892 1116
England median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +0.27%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 30 15
England median hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.53% -6.93% +23.78%
10th Percentile £38.85 £24.00 £25.10
90th Percentile £56.13 £50.00 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £38.13
% change year-on-year +21.53% -5.57% +25.00%

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 30796 29543 30210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.41% 30.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21970 20580 21033
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.65% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 331 520
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.74
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 14 December 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 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 14 December 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 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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 -13 611 £550 +10.00% 69
East of England +47 248 £513 +4.59% 18
South East -17 231 £425 -8.50% 23
Midlands +27 126 £535 +18.89% 11
North of England -81 126 £475 +11.76% 18
North West -34 86 £475 +11.76% 11
West Midlands +43 82 £550 +22.22% 10
East Midlands -1 44 £500 +5.26% 1
South West -18 37 £494 -1.25% 10
North East -11 21 £475 +35.71%
Yorkshire -65 19 £475 -5.94% 7
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 552 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (33.96%) Linux
3 411 (29.63%) Finance
4 407 (29.34%) Java
5 362 (26.10%) Oracle
6 300 (21.63%) SOA
7 296 (21.34%) SQL
8 279 (20.12%) Unix
9 264 (19.03%) TDD
10 258 (18.60%) DevOps
11 234 (16.87%) Jenkins
12 226 (16.29%) Scrum
13 218 (15.72%) XML
14 214 (15.43%) Banking
15 209 (15.07%) Windows
16 206 (14.85%) Git (software)
17 192 (13.84%) JSON
18 190 (13.70%) Maven
19 170 (12.26%) Web Services
20 156 (11.25%) Apache Camel
21 155 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
22 147 (10.60%) TIBCO
23 145 (10.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
24 144 (10.38%) XSLT
25 143 (10.31%) SAP
25 143 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
26 142 (10.24%) SQL Server
27 140 (10.09%) .NET
28 135 (9.73%) RESTful
29 133 (9.59%) SOAP

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
1 145 (10.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 133 (9.59%) Apache
3 128 (9.23%) JBoss
4 116 (8.36%) Mule
5 88 (6.34%) Oracle Service Bus
5 88 (6.34%) Tomcat
6 86 (6.20%) WebLogic
7 82 (5.91%) WebSphere
8 48 (3.46%) Confluence
9 43 (3.10%) IIS
10 30 (2.16%) Apache Spark
11 26 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
11 26 (1.87%) SharePoint
12 25 (1.80%) MQSeries
13 23 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
14 19 (1.37%) Mule ESB
15 18 (1.30%) CMS
16 15 (1.08%) GemFire
17 14 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (0.43%) HipChat
1 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.22%) SPSS
3 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.72%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
4 9 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.58%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.50%) Oracle Utilities
6 7 (0.50%) RMDS
7 6 (0.43%) Maximo
7 6 (0.43%) Siebel CRM
8 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
8 5 (0.36%) Kondor
8 5 (0.36%) SAP FSCM
8 5 (0.36%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 155 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (5.84%) PaaS
4 53 (3.82%) IaaS
5 45 (3.24%) SaaS
6 34 (2.45%) OpenShift
7 31 (2.24%) GitHub
8 23 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (1.08%) npm
12 9 (0.65%) CloudBees
13 8 (0.58%) Boomi
13 8 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.50%) Force.com
14 7 (0.50%) Office 365
15 6 (0.43%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (4.83%) TCP/IP
2 66 (4.76%) HTTP
3 53 (3.82%) Firewall
3 53 (3.82%) SSL
4 38 (2.74%) DNS
5 31 (2.24%) Internet
6 26 (1.87%) WAN
7 21 (1.51%) SAN
8 20 (1.44%) LAN
9 18 (1.30%) LDAP
10 13 (0.94%) SSH
11 12 (0.87%) SMS
12 11 (0.79%) Network Security
13 10 (0.72%) AMQP
13 10 (0.72%) MQTT
14 8 (0.58%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.58%) NAS
14 8 (0.58%) VPN
15 7 (0.50%) DHCP
16 6 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 109 (7.86%) Relational Database
3 73 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 60 (4.33%) Hadoop
5 56 (4.04%) Big Data
6 53 (3.82%) RDBMS
7 44 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 36 (2.60%) MySQL
9 35 (2.52%) DB2
10 27 (1.95%) HBase
11 21 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.08%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.08%) Data Mining
14 15 (1.08%) MongoDB
14 15 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
14 15 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 234 (16.87%) Jenkins
2 206 (14.85%) Git (software)
3 190 (13.70%) Maven
4 120 (8.65%) Subversion
5 112 (8.07%) JIRA
6 59 (4.25%) SoapUI
7 48 (3.46%) JUnit
8 44 (3.17%) Gradle
9 39 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
10 33 (2.38%) Selenium
11 29 (2.09%) Bitbucket
12 28 (2.02%) Ant
13 25 (1.80%) Artifactory
13 25 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (1.73%) TeamCity
15 23 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.51%) IntelliJ
17 20 (1.44%) JMeter
18 18 (1.30%) Grunt
18 18 (1.30%) NUnit
General
1 411 (29.63%) Finance
2 214 (15.43%) Banking
3 102 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 98 (7.07%) Manufacturing
5 97 (6.99%) Marketing
6 96 (6.92%) Electronics
7 72 (5.19%) Investment Banking
8 71 (5.12%) Front Office
9 42 (3.03%) Retail
10 15 (1.08%) Back Office
11 9 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.50%) Automotive
13 6 (0.43%) Law
13 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.29%) Military
14 4 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.29%) Publishing
14 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Billing
15 3 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 505 (36.41%) Developer
2 208 (15.00%) Architect
3 143 (10.31%) Java Developer
4 128 (9.23%) Analyst
5 121 (8.72%) Senior Developer
6 92 (6.63%) Consultant
7 91 (6.56%) Integration Developer
8 89 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
9 60 (4.33%) Agile Developer
9 60 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
10 59 (4.25%) Middleware Engineer
11 58 (4.18%) C++ Developer
12 53 (3.82%) SOA Developer
13 46 (3.32%) Middleware Developer
14 42 (3.03%) Technical Architect
15 37 (2.67%) Lead Developer
16 35 (2.52%) Middleware Consultant
17 34 (2.45%) Integration Architect
17 34 (2.45%) Senior Agile Developer
18 32 (2.31%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (15.72%) XML
2 192 (13.84%) JSON
3 170 (12.26%) Web Services
4 156 (11.25%) Apache Camel
5 144 (10.38%) XSLT
6 140 (10.09%) .NET
7 135 (9.73%) RESTful
8 133 (9.59%) SOAP
9 123 (8.87%) REST
9 123 (8.87%) Spring
10 115 (8.29%) J2EE
11 108 (7.79%) HTML
12 90 (6.49%) AngularJS
13 83 (5.98%) HTML5
14 81 (5.84%) CSS
15 66 (4.76%) Swagger
15 66 (4.76%) WireMock
16 63 (4.54%) RabbitMQ
17 54 (3.89%) Oracle Fusion
18 51 (3.68%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 75 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 64 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (3.17%) Derivative
5 38 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 38 (2.74%) Virtual Team
6 36 (2.60%) Fixed Income
7 35 (2.52%) Client/Server
8 31 (2.24%) Equities
9 29 (2.09%) SWIFT
10 27 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
11 26 (1.87%) DataPower
11 26 (1.87%) Management Information System
12 23 (1.66%) Mainframe
13 19 (1.37%) N-Tier
13 19 (1.37%) Replication
14 18 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 471 (33.96%) Linux
2 279 (20.12%) Unix
3 209 (15.07%) Windows
4 105 (7.57%) Solaris
5 104 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (3.10%) AIX
6 43 (3.10%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 16 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.72%) HPUX
10 9 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.43%) zOS
12 5 (0.36%) CentOS
12 5 (0.36%) SUSE
13 3 (0.22%) Android
13 3 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (21.63%) SOA
3 264 (19.03%) TDD
4 258 (18.60%) DevOps
5 226 (16.29%) Scrum
6 143 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
7 122 (8.80%) Test Automation
8 116 (8.36%) Configuration Management
9 113 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
10 98 (7.07%) Multithreading
11 97 (6.99%) Mentoring
11 97 (6.99%) SDLC
12 93 (6.71%) Migration
12 93 (6.71%) Programme Management
13 89 (6.42%) Digital Marketing
14 83 (5.98%) Project Management
15 80 (5.77%) Unit Testing
16 79 (5.70%) ITIL
17 77 (5.55%) Open Source
18 76 (5.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 407 (29.34%) Java
2 296 (21.34%) SQL
3 124 (8.94%) JavaScript
4 119 (8.58%) Perl
5 113 (8.15%) Python
6 98 (7.07%) C#
7 90 (6.49%) Shell Script
8 85 (6.13%) C++
9 83 (5.98%) XPath
10 35 (2.52%) Groovy
11 31 (2.24%) Scala
12 30 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 29 (2.09%) C
14 23 (1.66%) ES6
14 23 (1.66%) TypeScript
15 22 (1.59%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.30%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.08%) Korn
17 15 (1.08%) Ruby
18 12 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 73 (5.26%) Degree
2 72 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.72%) CISSP
6 7 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.43%) ISEB
7 6 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.36%) CCIE
8 5 (0.36%) CISA
8 5 (0.36%) CISM
8 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.22%) ACCA
10 3 (0.22%) CIMA
10 3 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.74%) QA
2 27 (1.95%) MiFID
3 14 (1.01%) SLA
4 12 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.58%) GCP
6 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.22%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.22%) FATCA
7 3 (0.22%) IFRS
7 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.14%) GDPR
9 1 (0.072%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.072%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.072%) OIPF
9 1 (0.072%) PMO
9 1 (0.072%) SEPA
9 1 (0.072%) TARGET2
System Software
1 123 (8.87%) Docker
2 51 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.39%) Active Directory
4 37 (2.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 27 (1.95%) HDFS
6 25 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
10 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.29%) vSphere
12 3 (0.22%) XenApp
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.14%) KVM
13 2 (0.14%) RHEV
13 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 130 (9.37%) Puppet
2 102 (7.35%) Ansible
3 85 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.73%) Kubernetes
5 23 (1.66%) Hadoop YARN
6 21 (1.51%) Terraform
7 15 (1.08%) Rancher
7 15 (1.08%) ZABBIX
8 14 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
9 13 (0.94%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.87%) MOM
10 12 (0.87%) SELinux
11 11 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
12 10 (0.72%) Nagios
13 9 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.58%) logstash
14 8 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 7 (0.50%) Data Guard
15 7 (0.50%) Mesos
Vendors
1 362 (26.10%) Oracle
2 147 (10.60%) TIBCO
3 143 (10.31%) SAP
4 132 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 129 (9.30%) IBM
6 123 (8.87%) WSO2
7 108 (7.79%) Red Hat
8 68 (4.90%) VMware
9 60 (4.33%) Solace
10 53 (3.82%) MuleSoft
11 35 (2.52%) Talarian
12 31 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (2.24%) Workday
13 29 (2.09%) Citrix
14 27 (1.95%) webMethods
15 26 (1.87%) HP
16 22 (1.59%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.59%) BEA
16 22 (1.59%) CA
17 19 (1.37%) Informatica