Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 297 177
Rank change year-on-year +130 -120 +35
Contract jobs citing Middleware 541 553 1,446
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.58% 0.85% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.13% 2.79% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 349 944
Median daily rate £538 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - +2.44%
10th Percentile £381 £363 £363
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 14
Median hourly rate £57.50 £48.42 £59.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -18.45% +31.94%
10th Percentile £51.30 £30.00 £52.95
90th Percentile £61.35 £54.50 £68.38
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £48.42 £58.75
% change year-on-year +18.75% -17.58% +30.56%

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 10,543 19,795 31,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.83% 30.33% 34.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,504 14,092 22,457
Median daily rate £490 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £313 £335 £325
90th Percentile £663 £651 £638
UK median daily rate £482 £495 £480
% change year-on-year -2.58% +3.13% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 181 240
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +9.93% +4.61%
10th Percentile £22.10 £17.21 £18.40
90th Percentile £62.03 £78.75 £60.29
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.85
% change year-on-year - +7.54% +4.61%

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +154 362 £575 +5.89% 40
South East +88 65 £523 +4.50% 21
North of England +39 34 £488 +9.24% 20
North West +45 26 £475 -3.06% 10
Midlands +58 24 £432 +2.86% 8
East of England +54 15 £470 -22.95% 10
East Midlands +34 14 £463 +20.13% 3
South West +36 13 £414 -21.14% 14
West Midlands +54 9 £432 -28.00% 5
Yorkshire +30 7 £488 +14.71% 7
North East +33 1 £475 - 3
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 297 (54.90%) Java
2 186 (34.38%) Linux
3 172 (31.79%) Oracle
4 171 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (30.31%) Spring
6 146 (26.99%) Apache Camel
7 141 (26.06%) Finance
8 134 (24.77%) Banking
9 126 (23.29%) Unix
10 122 (22.55%) REST
11 121 (22.37%) Mule
12 115 (21.26%) Web Services
13 107 (19.78%) Relational Database
13 107 (19.78%) Kubernetes
14 105 (19.41%) SOA
15 103 (19.04%) Front Office
16 101 (18.67%) Spring Integration
17 99 (18.30%) Red Hat Fuse
18 97 (17.93%) Docker
19 95 (17.56%) Microservices
20 85 (15.71%) Azure
21 84 (15.53%) SQL
22 77 (14.23%) SQL Server
22 77 (14.23%) XML
23 75 (13.86%) Git (software)
24 72 (13.31%) SOAP
25 71 (13.12%) Windows
26 70 (12.94%) TDD
27 69 (12.75%) Oracle Fusion
28 68 (12.57%) Security Cleared

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
1 121 (22.37%) Mule
2 99 (18.30%) Red Hat Fuse
3 60 (11.09%) JBoss
4 57 (10.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 47 (8.69%) Confluence
6 40 (7.39%) Apache
7 33 (6.10%) WebSphere
8 29 (5.36%) Oracle Service Bus
9 27 (4.99%) WebLogic
10 25 (4.62%) Tomcat
11 24 (4.44%) IIS
12 20 (3.70%) SharePoint
13 15 (2.77%) MS Exchange
14 14 (2.59%) CMS
15 11 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (1.85%) Apache ServiceMix
17 9 (1.66%) NetWeaver
18 8 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
19 7 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
20 6 (1.11%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.92%) Lawson
2 5 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle BRM
4 3 (0.55%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.37%) Magento
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.18%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 85 (15.71%) Azure
2 56 (10.35%) AWS
3 33 (6.10%) OpenShift
4 31 (5.73%) Apigee
5 22 (4.07%) Office 365
6 19 (3.51%) SaaS
7 17 (3.14%) PaaS
8 16 (2.96%) Boomi
8 16 (2.96%) GCP
9 10 (1.85%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.29%) IaaS
10 7 (1.29%) Logic Apps
10 7 (1.29%) Power Automate
10 7 (1.29%) PowerApps
11 6 (1.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.92%) iPaaS
12 5 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.21%) HTTP
2 33 (6.10%) DNS
3 23 (4.25%) Firewall
4 19 (3.51%) SSL
5 13 (2.40%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.40%) WAAS
6 8 (1.48%) Network Security
7 7 (1.29%) MPLS
7 7 (1.29%) VPN
7 7 (1.29%) WAN
8 6 (1.11%) DHCP
8 6 (1.11%) FTP
8 6 (1.11%) PBX
8 6 (1.11%) Skype
8 6 (1.11%) VoIP
8 6 (1.11%) Wireless
9 4 (0.74%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.74%) Internet
9 4 (0.74%) Multicast
9 4 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (19.78%) Relational Database
2 77 (14.23%) SQL Server
3 58 (10.72%) MySQL
4 34 (6.28%) Oracle Database
5 27 (4.99%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (3.14%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.96%) DB2
8 16 (2.96%) Oracle Database 12c
9 13 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (2.22%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
11 10 (1.85%) SAP HANA
12 9 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
12 9 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.29%) Power BI
14 6 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 75 (13.86%) Git (software)
2 59 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 56 (10.35%) JIRA
4 34 (6.28%) Maven
5 32 (5.91%) JUnit
6 31 (5.73%) Subversion
7 22 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (3.51%) Cucumber
8 19 (3.51%) Hudson
8 19 (3.51%) jMock
8 19 (3.51%) SonarQube
9 16 (2.96%) FishEye
10 11 (2.03%) Selenium
11 10 (1.85%) Artifactory
12 9 (1.66%) JMeter
12 9 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.48%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.11%) SoapUI
15 4 (0.74%) GCC
15 4 (0.74%) GDB
General
1 141 (26.06%) Finance
2 134 (24.77%) Banking
3 103 (19.04%) Front Office
4 63 (11.65%) Investment Banking
5 59 (10.91%) Public Sector
6 33 (6.10%) Marketing
6 33 (6.10%) Telecoms
7 32 (5.91%) Manufacturing
8 30 (5.55%) Electronics
9 11 (2.03%) Retail
10 10 (1.85%) Back Office
11 7 (1.29%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.11%) Advertising
13 5 (0.92%) Legal
14 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.37%) Automotive
15 2 (0.37%) French Language
15 2 (0.37%) Law
16 1 (0.18%) Ukrainian Language
Job Titles
1 248 (45.84%) Developer
2 177 (32.72%) Java Developer
3 120 (22.18%) Architect
4 95 (17.56%) Integration Developer
5 70 (12.94%) Senior Developer
6 69 (12.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 53 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (7.95%) Senior Integration Developer
9 32 (5.91%) Middleware Developer
10 30 (5.55%) Analyst
11 25 (4.62%) Technical Architect
12 23 (4.25%) Consultant
13 22 (4.07%) Middleware Engineer
14 18 (3.33%) Java Middleware Developer
15 16 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
16 15 (2.77%) Lead Developer
17 14 (2.59%) Business Analyst
17 14 (2.59%) Senior Middleware Developer
18 13 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
18 13 (2.40%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (30.31%) Spring
2 146 (26.99%) Apache Camel
3 122 (22.55%) REST
4 115 (21.26%) Web Services
5 101 (18.67%) Spring Integration
6 77 (14.23%) XML
7 72 (13.31%) SOAP
8 69 (12.75%) Oracle Fusion
9 53 (9.80%) RESTful
10 49 (9.06%) HTML
11 48 (8.87%) JMS
11 48 (8.87%) JSON
12 45 (8.32%) XSLT
13 43 (7.95%) Hibernate
14 39 (7.21%) AngularJS
15 38 (7.02%) Java EE
16 32 (5.91%) HTML5
17 30 (5.55%) CSS
18 27 (4.99%) Spring Boot
19 24 (4.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.84%) Fixed Income
3 34 (6.28%) Clustering
4 28 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.96%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.59%) Equities
8 13 (2.40%) Cloud Native
8 13 (2.40%) EMC VNX
8 13 (2.40%) PKI
9 11 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.85%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.48%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.29%) DataPower
13 6 (1.11%) NHS
13 6 (1.11%) User Experience
14 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
14 5 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.92%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 186 (34.38%) Linux
2 126 (23.29%) Unix
3 71 (13.12%) Windows
4 32 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.88%) Windows Server
6 14 (2.59%) Android
6 14 (2.59%) Windows 10
7 13 (2.40%) Windows XP
8 12 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 12 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.85%) AIX
10 9 (1.66%) Solaris
11 6 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.37%) CentOS
13 2 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (19.41%) SOA
3 95 (17.56%) Microservices
4 70 (12.94%) TDD
5 68 (12.57%) DevOps
6 61 (11.28%) OO
7 59 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 44 (8.13%) High Availability
9 43 (7.95%) Migration
10 42 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (7.76%) SDLC
11 41 (7.58%) Scrum
12 40 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (6.47%) BDD
14 35 (6.47%) Computer Science
15 34 (6.28%) Software Engineering
16 31 (5.73%) Open Source
16 31 (5.73%) Programme Management
17 30 (5.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 297 (54.90%) Java
2 84 (15.53%) SQL
3 39 (7.21%) JavaScript
4 30 (5.55%) XPath
5 28 (5.18%) Python
6 26 (4.81%) Java 8
7 22 (4.07%) Shell Script
8 20 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 19 (3.51%) Perl
10 16 (2.96%) Groovy
11 15 (2.77%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.22%) C++
13 11 (2.03%) ES6
14 10 (1.85%) C
14 10 (1.85%) C#
15 8 (1.48%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.11%) ABAP
16 6 (1.11%) Java 9
17 4 (0.74%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.74%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 68 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.35%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.84%) Degree
4 25 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.96%) Master's Degree
6 9 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.48%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.92%) ISEB
9 4 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.55%) CISSP
10 3 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.37%) CCSP
11 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.37%) RHCA
11 2 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.40%) QA
2 10 (1.85%) GDPR
3 6 (1.11%) COBIT
3 6 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.74%) SLA
6 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.55%) MiFID
7 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.37%) NIST
7 2 (0.37%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.37%) PSD2
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 97 (17.93%) Docker
2 35 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.74%) vSphere
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.37%) Firmware
9 2 (0.37%) GPFS
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.37%) NFS
9 2 (0.37%) Platform Symphony
9 2 (0.37%) Varnish
9 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.18%) XenApp
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 107 (19.78%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.14%) Ansible
3 15 (2.77%) Puppet
4 13 (2.40%) IBM BigFix
4 13 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (2.40%) SCCM
5 12 (2.22%) Data Guard
6 10 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.48%) Terraform
8 7 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.74%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.74%) Grafana
10 4 (0.74%) Kibana
10 4 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.55%) Forum Sentry
11 3 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.55%) Nagios
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 172 (31.79%) Oracle
2 59 (10.91%) SAP
3 52 (9.61%) Red Hat
4 47 (8.69%) MuleSoft
5 30 (5.55%) Microsoft
6 28 (5.18%) Sybase
6 28 (5.18%) VMware
7 26 (4.81%) Atlassian
7 26 (4.81%) IBM
8 24 (4.44%) TIBCO
9 17 (3.14%) Dell
9 17 (3.14%) WSO2
10 16 (2.96%) Murex
11 14 (2.59%) Citrix
12 13 (2.40%) EMC
13 12 (2.22%) Google
13 12 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (2.03%) Talend
14 11 (2.03%) webMethods
15 10 (1.85%) Splunk