Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 170 156
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14 +5
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1,527 1,422 1,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.62% 1.57% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 4.81% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 925 1,078
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +0.53%
10th Percentile £380 £370 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 33
England median hourly rate £45.69 £45.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +57.89% -26.62%
10th Percentile £31.75 £15.08 £24.00
90th Percentile £69.88 £55.00 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -1.71% +53.51% -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 33,363 29,576 30,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.48% 32.55% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,748 20,639 21,379
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 379 360
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.46%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £59.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.03% +11.11% -3.87%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +12 659 £550 - 83
South East +24 303 £500 +11.11% 43
North of England +2 181 £440 +0.57% 30
East of England -30 157 £525 +2.44% 14
Midlands +1 149 £530 -0.93% 38
West Midlands -3 118 £530 -3.64% 27
North West -30 97 £450 - 13
South West +16 73 £450 -5.26% 22
Yorkshire +32 69 £405 -7.43% 15
East Midlands 0 30 £410 -18.00% 11
North East -5 15 £500 +37.93% 2
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 577 (37.79%) Java
2 509 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 492 (32.22%) Oracle
4 463 (30.32%) Linux
5 442 (28.95%) Finance
6 360 (23.58%) SQL
7 336 (22.00%) Unix
8 302 (19.78%) Web Services
9 294 (19.25%) SOA
10 291 (19.06%) Windows
11 242 (15.85%) TDD
12 231 (15.13%) Banking
13 218 (14.28%) SQL Server
14 212 (13.88%) XML
15 210 (13.75%) DevOps
16 209 (13.69%) Spring
17 207 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
18 189 (12.38%) VMware
19 186 (12.18%) IBM
19 186 (12.18%) Git (software)
20 185 (12.12%) SOAP
20 185 (12.12%) Jenkins
21 179 (11.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 178 (11.66%) Apache
23 177 (11.59%) RESTful
24 176 (11.53%) JSON
24 176 (11.53%) REST
25 175 (11.46%) Python
26 158 (10.35%) SAP
27 151 (9.89%) Scrum

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
1 179 (11.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 178 (11.66%) Apache
3 142 (9.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 134 (8.78%) Mule
5 125 (8.19%) WebSphere
6 123 (8.06%) JBoss
7 112 (7.33%) WebLogic
8 78 (5.11%) IIS
9 71 (4.65%) Tomcat
10 57 (3.73%) Confluence
11 46 (3.01%) Apache Spark
12 38 (2.49%) WebSphere Application Server
13 33 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (1.57%) Tuxedo
15 20 (1.31%) GemFire
16 19 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
16 19 (1.24%) CMS
16 19 (1.24%) SharePoint
17 16 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
18 15 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) Windchill
6 2 (0.13%) HipChat
7 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (1.57%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (1.24%) Siebel CRM
4 17 (1.11%) Actimize
5 16 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.92%) Oracle Utilities
7 10 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
9 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.46%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.46%) Maximo
10 7 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.26%) SAP HCM
13 4 (0.26%) SAP MM
14 3 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
14 3 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 207 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (3.80%) PaaS
4 53 (3.47%) SaaS
5 50 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (2.55%) IaaS
7 36 (2.36%) GitHub
8 18 (1.18%) Boomi
9 16 (1.05%) OpenShift
10 14 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.85%) Office 365
11 13 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 8 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.52%) Serverless
13 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.39%) iPaaS
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (5.24%) Firewall
2 64 (4.19%) SAN
3 51 (3.34%) SSL
4 49 (3.21%) HTTP
5 34 (2.23%) NAS
5 34 (2.23%) WAN
6 33 (2.16%) TCP/IP
7 30 (1.96%) LAN
8 25 (1.64%) DNS
9 20 (1.31%) SSH
10 17 (1.11%) Kerberos
11 15 (0.98%) Network Security
12 13 (0.85%) DMZ
12 13 (0.85%) VPN
13 12 (0.79%) NetScaler
14 11 (0.72%) AMQP
14 11 (0.72%) Internet
15 10 (0.65%) HTTPS
15 10 (0.65%) SMS
16 8 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (14.28%) SQL Server
2 116 (7.60%) Relational Database
3 107 (7.01%) Oracle Database
4 67 (4.39%) Big Data
5 63 (4.13%) MySQL
6 58 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 51 (3.34%) NoSQL
8 50 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 48 (3.14%) Oracle Database 12c
10 47 (3.08%) MongoDB
11 43 (2.82%) DB2
11 43 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (2.49%) Oracle ODI
13 37 (2.42%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
15 28 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
16 26 (1.70%) HBase
17 25 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
18 17 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
19 15 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 186 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 185 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 150 (9.82%) Maven
4 89 (5.83%) JIRA
5 77 (5.04%) Subversion
6 53 (3.47%) JUnit
7 35 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 34 (2.23%) Artifactory
9 32 (2.10%) Eclipse
10 31 (2.03%) Cucumber
11 30 (1.96%) SoapUI
12 29 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
13 28 (1.83%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.51%) IntelliJ
15 22 (1.44%) Visual Studio
16 21 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.38%) Selenium
17 20 (1.31%) Bitbucket
18 19 (1.24%) Hudson
19 18 (1.18%) Moq
General
1 442 (28.95%) Finance
2 231 (15.13%) Banking
3 108 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 103 (6.75%) Marketing
5 97 (6.35%) Manufacturing
6 93 (6.09%) Front Office
7 83 (5.44%) Electronics
7 83 (5.44%) Investment Banking
8 46 (3.01%) Retail
9 33 (2.16%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.96%) Back Office
11 16 (1.05%) Billing
12 15 (0.98%) Legal
13 11 (0.72%) Advertising
14 10 (0.65%) Publishing
15 7 (0.46%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.46%) Law
15 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.26%) Italian Language
17 3 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 558 (36.54%) Developer
2 284 (18.60%) Java Developer
3 273 (17.88%) Architect
4 126 (8.25%) Integration Developer
5 110 (7.20%) Solutions Architect
6 107 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
7 105 (6.88%) Senior Developer
8 103 (6.75%) Analyst
9 77 (5.04%) Consultant
10 69 (4.52%) Infrastructure Architect
11 52 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
12 44 (2.88%) Middleware Engineer
13 43 (2.82%) Administrator
14 42 (2.75%) Middleware Developer
15 41 (2.69%) Applications Support
16 40 (2.62%) Integration Architect
17 39 (2.55%) C# Developer
17 39 (2.55%) SOA Developer
18 36 (2.36%) Oracle Developer
19 35 (2.29%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (19.78%) Web Services
2 212 (13.88%) XML
3 209 (13.69%) Spring
4 185 (12.12%) SOAP
5 177 (11.59%) RESTful
6 176 (11.53%) JSON
6 176 (11.53%) REST
7 140 (9.17%) J2EE
8 133 (8.71%) Apache Camel
9 124 (8.12%) Oracle Fusion
10 120 (7.86%) .NET
11 90 (5.89%) JMS
12 77 (5.04%) XSLT
13 74 (4.85%) Kafka
14 70 (4.58%) HTML
15 67 (4.39%) WebSphere MQ
16 64 (4.19%) RabbitMQ
17 56 (3.67%) Spring Boot
18 55 (3.60%) Spring Integration
19 54 (3.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 123 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (4.39%) Data Centre
4 66 (4.32%) Clustering
5 61 (3.99%) Fixed Income
6 59 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (3.21%) Equities
8 42 (2.75%) Computer Science
9 41 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 38 (2.49%) Derivative
11 36 (2.36%) Management Information System
12 32 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
13 24 (1.57%) Mainframe
13 24 (1.57%) Virtual Team
14 22 (1.44%) DataPower
15 21 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
15 21 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (1.31%) Fintech
17 18 (1.18%) Mobile App
18 16 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 463 (30.32%) Linux
2 336 (22.00%) Unix
3 291 (19.06%) Windows
4 128 (8.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 127 (8.32%) Windows Server
6 66 (4.32%) Solaris
7 61 (3.99%) AIX
8 46 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 19 (1.24%) Windows 10
10 16 (1.05%) Android
11 15 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.92%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.46%) MVS
16 6 (0.39%) VMS
16 6 (0.39%) zOS
17 5 (0.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (19.25%) SOA
3 242 (15.85%) TDD
4 210 (13.75%) DevOps
5 151 (9.89%) Scrum
6 148 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
7 140 (9.17%) Migration
8 111 (7.27%) Microservices
9 107 (7.01%) OO
10 103 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
11 102 (6.68%) ITIL
12 101 (6.61%) BDD
13 100 (6.55%) Test Automation
14 99 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
15 91 (5.96%) Project Management
16 90 (5.89%) Configuration Management
17 89 (5.83%) Programme Management
18 82 (5.37%) Digital Marketing
18 82 (5.37%) Unit Testing
19 77 (5.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 577 (37.79%) Java
2 360 (23.58%) SQL
3 175 (11.46%) Python
4 107 (7.01%) Perl
5 97 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 89 (5.83%) C#
7 87 (5.70%) Shell Script
8 76 (4.98%) Java 8
9 62 (4.06%) PowerShell
10 42 (2.75%) Ruby
10 42 (2.75%) XPath
11 37 (2.42%) C++
12 35 (2.29%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.03%) C
14 22 (1.44%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 15 (0.98%) Scala
16 15 (0.98%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.92%) VB
18 13 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 86 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 72 (4.72%) Degree
4 26 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.31%) CISSP
7 18 (1.18%) CISM
8 13 (0.85%) CISA
9 11 (0.72%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.72%) PMP
10 10 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.65%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
11 9 (0.59%) CITP
12 8 (0.52%) CCNA
12 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.46%) CCSA
13 7 (0.46%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.75%) QA
2 26 (1.70%) GDPR
3 24 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.24%) NIST 800
5 18 (1.18%) SLA
6 13 (0.85%) PSD2
7 10 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.59%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.46%) ISO 20022
9 7 (0.46%) PMO
10 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.13%) COBIT
12 2 (0.13%) FISMA
12 2 (0.13%) GCP
12 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.13%) SEPA
13 1 (0.065%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.065%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 145 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 89 (5.83%) Docker
3 51 (3.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 39 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 37 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (2.03%) XenApp
8 24 (1.57%) HDFS
9 22 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.72%) NFS
12 9 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.46%) vSphere
15 6 (0.39%) Firmware
15 6 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.26%) KVM
16 4 (0.26%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 129 (8.45%) Ansible
2 89 (5.83%) Puppet
3 40 (2.62%) Hadoop YARN
4 38 (2.49%) Kubernetes
4 38 (2.49%) Terraform
5 32 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.24%) Data Guard
7 16 (1.05%) Kibana
7 16 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.98%) CA Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.79%) Grafana
10 12 (0.79%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 11 (0.72%) SCCM
12 10 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (0.65%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.59%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.52%) logstash
14 8 (0.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 7 (0.46%) SELinux
Vendors
1 492 (32.22%) Oracle
2 189 (12.38%) VMware
3 186 (12.18%) IBM
4 158 (10.35%) SAP
5 147 (9.63%) Microsoft
6 114 (7.47%) Red Hat
7 86 (5.63%) WSO2
8 70 (4.58%) Citrix
9 66 (4.32%) MuleSoft
10 54 (3.54%) TIBCO
11 45 (2.95%) HP
12 34 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
13 29 (1.90%) Google
13 29 (1.90%) ServiceNow
13 29 (1.90%) Sybase
14 27 (1.77%) Atlassian
15 24 (1.57%) webMethods
16 23 (1.51%) Cisco
17 22 (1.44%) Talend
18 21 (1.38%) CA