Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 174 170
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 -18
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1,616 1,406 1,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.70% 1.49% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.83% 4.57% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,029 965 974
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +4.40%
10th Percentile £365 £369 £330
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £466
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.10% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 30
England median hourly rate £57.25 £45.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.22% +57.89% -25.49%
10th Percentile £33.92 £40.50 £23.80
90th Percentile £69.13 £55.00 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £56.00 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +24.44% +57.89% -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 33,476 30,785 30,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.23% 32.53% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,836 21,905 21,382
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
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% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 367 356
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.10 £18.65 £14.53
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +26 693 £550 - 70
South East +39 288 £500 +16.21% 36
Midlands +37 180 £520 -5.45% 43
North of England +25 180 £450 -5.26% 34
East of England -37 150 £525 +2.44% 21
West Midlands +31 140 £525 -5.91% 32
South West +47 117 £460 -8.05% 28
North West -5 94 £450 -5.26% 17
Yorkshire +29 63 £425 -10.53% 15
East Midlands 0 39 £520 +4.00% 11
North East +5 23 £458 +7.65% 2
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 607 (37.56%) Java
2 561 (34.72%) Oracle
3 551 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
4 488 (30.20%) Linux
5 462 (28.59%) Finance
6 391 (24.20%) SQL
7 349 (21.60%) Unix
8 317 (19.62%) Windows
9 308 (19.06%) SOA
10 281 (17.39%) Web Services
11 275 (17.02%) TDD
12 273 (16.89%) SQL Server
13 254 (15.72%) Banking
14 233 (14.42%) DevOps
15 217 (13.43%) XML
15 217 (13.43%) Spring
16 211 (13.06%) Git (software)
17 209 (12.93%) Jenkins
18 204 (12.62%) Apache
19 199 (12.31%) REST
20 198 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
21 186 (11.51%) VMware
22 184 (11.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
23 181 (11.20%) SOAP
24 178 (11.01%) JSON
25 169 (10.46%) Migration
26 165 (10.21%) Scrum
26 165 (10.21%) Security Cleared
27 162 (10.02%) Microsoft
28 161 (9.96%) SAP

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
1 204 (12.62%) Apache
2 184 (11.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 152 (9.41%) Oracle Service Bus
4 137 (8.48%) WebSphere
5 135 (8.35%) JBoss
6 127 (7.86%) Mule
7 123 (7.61%) WebLogic
8 88 (5.45%) Tomcat
9 82 (5.07%) IIS
10 52 (3.22%) Confluence
11 41 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
12 34 (2.10%) Apache Spark
13 30 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
14 27 (1.67%) SharePoint
15 24 (1.49%) Tuxedo
16 19 (1.18%) Documentum
16 19 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
18 15 (0.93%) CMS
18 15 (0.93%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.062%) HipChat
7 1 (0.062%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.93%) Actimize
5 13 (0.80%) Siebel CRM
6 12 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.68%) Oracle Utilities
8 8 (0.50%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.43%) Maximo
9 7 (0.43%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.25%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 198 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (4.08%) PaaS
4 56 (3.47%) SaaS
5 52 (3.22%) IaaS
6 49 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (2.85%) GitHub
8 33 (2.04%) OpenShift
9 22 (1.36%) Boomi
10 17 (1.05%) Apigee
10 17 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.87%) Office 365
12 9 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (0.56%) Serverless
13 6 (0.37%) iPaaS
14 5 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (6.06%) Firewall
2 71 (4.39%) SAN
3 51 (3.16%) HTTP
3 51 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 40 (2.48%) SSL
5 37 (2.29%) DNS
6 35 (2.17%) WAN
7 33 (2.04%) NAS
8 32 (1.98%) LAN
9 21 (1.30%) VPN
10 18 (1.11%) DMZ
11 17 (1.05%) SSH
12 14 (0.87%) Network Security
13 13 (0.80%) Kerberos
13 13 (0.80%) MPLS
13 13 (0.80%) NetScaler
14 12 (0.74%) Intranet
15 11 (0.68%) AMQP
15 11 (0.68%) Internet
16 10 (0.62%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 108 (6.68%) Relational Database
3 105 (6.50%) Oracle Database
4 79 (4.89%) Big Data
5 65 (4.02%) Hadoop
6 56 (3.47%) DB2
7 53 (3.28%) MySQL
8 52 (3.22%) NoSQL
9 51 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
10 40 (2.48%) MongoDB
11 39 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 39 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
11 39 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
12 33 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
13 29 (1.79%) RDBMS
14 28 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
14 28 (1.73%) HBase
15 24 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
16 19 (1.18%) Parquet
17 16 (0.99%) KDB
Development Applications
1 211 (13.06%) Git (software)
2 209 (12.93%) Jenkins
3 144 (8.91%) Maven
4 98 (6.06%) JIRA
5 71 (4.39%) Subversion
6 41 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 37 (2.29%) JUnit
8 33 (2.04%) Artifactory
8 33 (2.04%) Gradle
9 27 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
9 27 (1.67%) SoapUI
9 27 (1.67%) Visual Studio
10 26 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (1.61%) Cucumber
10 26 (1.61%) JMeter
11 24 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.49%) TeamCity
12 22 (1.36%) Selenium
13 20 (1.24%) GitLab
14 19 (1.18%) Hudson
General
1 462 (28.59%) Finance
2 254 (15.72%) Banking
3 116 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 115 (7.12%) Marketing
5 99 (6.13%) Manufacturing
6 94 (5.82%) Investment Banking
7 89 (5.51%) Electronics
8 84 (5.20%) Front Office
9 60 (3.71%) Retail
10 31 (1.92%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.36%) Back Office
12 18 (1.11%) Law
13 13 (0.80%) Advertising
13 13 (0.80%) Billing
14 11 (0.68%) Publishing
15 7 (0.43%) Automotive
15 7 (0.43%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.43%) Legal
16 4 (0.25%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 587 (36.32%) Developer
2 295 (18.25%) Architect
3 285 (17.64%) Java Developer
4 129 (7.98%) Integration Developer
5 110 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 110 (6.81%) Solutions Architect
6 104 (6.44%) Senior Developer
7 98 (6.06%) Analyst
8 78 (4.83%) Consultant
9 71 (4.39%) Infrastructure Architect
10 59 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
11 53 (3.28%) Middleware Engineer
12 49 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
13 46 (2.85%) .NET Developer
14 40 (2.48%) Administrator
14 40 (2.48%) Integration Architect
14 40 (2.48%) SOA Developer
15 38 (2.35%) C# Developer
16 37 (2.29%) Middleware Developer
16 37 (2.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (17.39%) Web Services
2 217 (13.43%) Spring
2 217 (13.43%) XML
3 199 (12.31%) REST
4 181 (11.20%) SOAP
5 178 (11.01%) JSON
6 141 (8.73%) .NET
6 141 (8.73%) J2EE
7 140 (8.66%) RESTful
8 134 (8.29%) Apache Camel
9 117 (7.24%) Oracle Fusion
10 85 (5.26%) HTML
11 82 (5.07%) JMS
12 80 (4.95%) XSLT
13 68 (4.21%) Kafka
14 65 (4.02%) RabbitMQ
15 61 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
16 56 (3.47%) Spring Integration
17 55 (3.40%) Java EE
18 52 (3.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 75 (4.64%) Data Centre
4 74 (4.58%) Clustering
5 64 (3.96%) Fixed Income
6 57 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
8 45 (2.78%) Equities
9 44 (2.72%) Management Information System
10 37 (2.29%) Computer Science
11 36 (2.23%) Derivative
12 33 (2.04%) DataPower
12 33 (2.04%) Mainframe
12 33 (2.04%) Virtual Team
13 30 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (1.30%) Client/Server
15 21 (1.30%) Fintech
16 20 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
17 16 (0.99%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 488 (30.20%) Linux
2 349 (21.60%) Unix
3 317 (19.62%) Windows
4 154 (9.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 136 (8.42%) Windows Server
6 72 (4.46%) Solaris
7 60 (3.71%) AIX
8 46 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.61%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.87%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.68%) Android
13 10 (0.62%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.43%) MVS
15 7 (0.43%) VMS
16 6 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.31%) HPUX
18 4 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (19.06%) SOA
3 275 (17.02%) TDD
4 233 (14.42%) DevOps
5 169 (10.46%) Migration
6 165 (10.21%) Scrum
7 161 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
8 141 (8.73%) ITIL
9 138 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
10 129 (7.98%) Microservices
11 119 (7.36%) Test Automation
12 110 (6.81%) Open Source
13 107 (6.62%) BDD
14 105 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
15 104 (6.44%) OO
16 98 (6.06%) Programme Management
17 91 (5.63%) Unit Testing
18 89 (5.51%) Configuration Management
19 88 (5.45%) Digital Marketing
20 82 (5.07%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 607 (37.56%) Java
2 391 (24.20%) SQL
3 156 (9.65%) Python
4 117 (7.24%) JavaScript
5 113 (6.99%) Perl
6 96 (5.94%) Shell Script
7 87 (5.38%) C#
8 84 (5.20%) Java 8
9 57 (3.53%) PowerShell
10 39 (2.41%) XPath
11 32 (1.98%) Bash Shell
12 31 (1.92%) Ruby
13 28 (1.73%) C++
14 27 (1.67%) C
15 24 (1.49%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.49%) Scala
16 21 (1.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 16 (0.99%) Java 9
17 16 (0.99%) VB
18 11 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (10.21%) Security Cleared
2 135 (8.35%) SC Cleared
3 76 (4.70%) Degree
4 25 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.05%) CISSP
5 17 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 14 (0.87%) CISM
8 12 (0.74%) CISA
9 11 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.62%) CITP
10 10 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.50%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.43%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.43%) PMP
13 6 (0.37%) CCNA
14 5 (0.31%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.09%) QA
2 25 (1.55%) GDPR
3 22 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.18%) SLA
5 15 (0.93%) NIST 800
5 15 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.87%) PSD2
7 9 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.50%) ISO 20022
8 8 (0.50%) PMO
9 3 (0.19%) COBIT
9 3 (0.19%) FISMA
9 3 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.19%) HL7
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 131 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (6.25%) Docker
3 89 (5.51%) Active Directory
4 54 (3.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 38 (2.35%) Hyper-V
6 36 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 32 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (1.98%) XenApp
8 28 (1.73%) HDFS
9 25 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.62%) NFS
12 10 (0.62%) vSphere
13 6 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.25%) Firmware
14 4 (0.25%) SRDF
14 4 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 153 (9.47%) Ansible
2 111 (6.87%) Puppet
3 50 (3.09%) Hadoop YARN
4 45 (2.78%) ZABBIX
5 44 (2.72%) Kubernetes
6 37 (2.29%) Terraform
7 30 (1.86%) Red Hat Satellite
8 28 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
10 19 (1.18%) Data Guard
10 19 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (1.05%) SCCM
11 17 (1.05%) SELinux
12 15 (0.93%) Kibana
13 14 (0.87%) Forum Sentry
14 13 (0.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 13 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
14 13 (0.80%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.74%) Grafana
15 12 (0.74%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 561 (34.72%) Oracle
2 186 (11.51%) VMware
3 162 (10.02%) Microsoft
4 161 (9.96%) SAP
5 159 (9.84%) IBM
5 159 (9.84%) Red Hat
6 83 (5.14%) WSO2
7 71 (4.39%) MuleSoft
8 69 (4.27%) Citrix
9 60 (3.71%) HP
10 56 (3.47%) TIBCO
11 34 (2.10%) Cisco
12 32 (1.98%) Sybase
13 30 (1.86%) Atlassian
13 30 (1.86%) ServiceNow
14 29 (1.79%) Google
15 27 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
15 27 (1.67%) webMethods
16 26 (1.61%) Talend
17 24 (1.49%) Dell