Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 301 262 194
Rank change year-on-year -39 -68 +41
Contract jobs citing Middleware 622 550 507
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.05% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.23% 3.45% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 400 369
10th Percentile £425 £405 £365
25th Percentile £503 £475 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.61% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £670 £653 £600
90th Percentile £753 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £590 £575 £513
% change year-on-year +2.61% +12.20% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
10th Percentile - £28.11 £41.30
25th Percentile - £38.97 £46.56
Median hourly rate £55.00 £46.13 £59.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.24% -22.48% +8.18%
75th Percentile - £48.53 £68.06
90th Percentile - £48.81 £68.88
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £46.13 £59.50
% change year-on-year +19.24% -22.48% +23.96%

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 19,281 15,950 11,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.76% 30.52% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,463 11,476 8,194
10th Percentile £400 £353 £338
25th Percentile £469 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £511 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.52% +2.20% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £594
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 159 99
10th Percentile £20.25 £19.25 £20.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.35 £31.25
Median hourly rate £52.75 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.22% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £66.34 £56.50 £57.75
90th Percentile £76.56 £65.63 £66.55
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.10% +1.21%

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 1 July 2022.

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
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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -35 394 £615 -2.38% 44
South East -50 68 £600 +5.54% 19
North of England -42 45 £550 +41.94% 3
North West -33 33 £525 +44.23% 1
South West -10 22 £488 -10.14% 10
Midlands -41 19 £515 +4.04% 12
West Midlands -28 15 £525 +4.27% 9
Yorkshire -28 12 £575 +17.95% 1
East of England -23 9 £550 +33.17% 8
East Midlands -18 4 £500 +12.36% 3
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 241 (38.75%) Java
2 226 (36.33%) Agile
3 187 (30.06%) Linux
4 177 (28.46%) SQL
5 174 (27.97%) Oracle
6 168 (27.01%) Finance
7 164 (26.37%) Social Skills
8 154 (24.76%) Unix
9 142 (22.83%) Banking
10 138 (22.19%) Windows
11 124 (19.94%) IBM
11 124 (19.94%) DevOps
12 114 (18.33%) WebSphere
13 108 (17.36%) Microservices
13 108 (17.36%) Azure
14 100 (16.08%) Front Office
15 85 (13.67%) .NET
16 84 (13.50%) SaaS
17 82 (13.18%) AWS
17 82 (13.18%) Spring
18 75 (12.06%) SQL Server
19 72 (11.58%) WebSphere Application Server
19 72 (11.58%) Scrum
20 71 (11.41%) Migration
21 70 (11.25%) Microsoft
21 70 (11.25%) Git (software)
22 69 (11.09%) Investment Banking
23 68 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
24 65 (10.45%) Relational Database
24 65 (10.45%) 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
1 114 (18.33%) WebSphere
2 72 (11.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 64 (10.29%) WebLogic
4 46 (7.40%) Tomcat
5 45 (7.23%) Red Hat Fuse
6 38 (6.11%) JBoss
7 37 (5.95%) Apache
8 35 (5.63%) Mule
9 21 (3.38%) IBM HTTP Server
10 19 (3.05%) IIS
11 18 (2.89%) Confluence
12 16 (2.57%) Oracle Application Server
13 15 (2.41%) Oracle 9iAS
14 9 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
15 8 (1.29%) NetWeaver
16 6 (0.96%) CMS
16 6 (0.96%) MQSeries
16 6 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
17 5 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (4.34%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 27 (4.34%) Oracle 11i
2 19 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (2.89%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (1.93%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.64%) Bloomberg AIM
7 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Utilities
7 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.32%) SAP EM
8 2 (0.32%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 108 (17.36%) Azure
2 84 (13.50%) SaaS
3 82 (13.18%) AWS
4 65 (10.45%) PaaS
5 45 (7.23%) IaaS
6 26 (4.18%) GCP
7 21 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (3.22%) Azure DevOps
9 17 (2.73%) OpenShift
10 15 (2.41%) GitHub
11 14 (2.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 12 (1.93%) Boomi
13 11 (1.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 11 (1.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 10 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.61%) Serverless
15 8 (1.29%) Amazon S3
16 7 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.95%) HTTP
2 34 (5.47%) Firewall
3 31 (4.98%) TCP/IP
4 26 (4.18%) SAN
5 25 (4.02%) SSL
6 20 (3.22%) DNS
7 14 (2.25%) Network Security
8 11 (1.77%) NAS
9 6 (0.96%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.80%) FTP
10 5 (0.80%) SMTP
10 5 (0.80%) VPN
11 4 (0.64%) Internet
12 3 (0.48%) Broadband
12 3 (0.48%) DHCP
12 3 (0.48%) VoIP
12 3 (0.48%) WAN
13 2 (0.32%) Intranet
13 2 (0.32%) LAN
13 2 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 65 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 56 (9.00%) Oracle Database
4 53 (8.52%) NoSQL
5 32 (5.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 30 (4.82%) MySQL
7 25 (4.02%) Oracle Database 12c
8 17 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (2.57%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.25%) Oracle9i Database
11 13 (2.09%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.77%) OLAP
12 11 (1.77%) OLTP
12 11 (1.77%) Oracle OLAP
13 9 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.29%) Hazelcast
15 6 (0.96%) Big Data
15 6 (0.96%) DB2
15 6 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 70 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 39 (6.27%) JIRA
3 34 (5.47%) Jenkins
4 31 (4.98%) Cucumber
5 27 (4.34%) TeamCity
6 25 (4.02%) IBM UrbanCode
6 25 (4.02%) Oracle Forms
7 21 (3.38%) JUnit
7 21 (3.38%) Maven
8 19 (3.05%) Moq
8 19 (3.05%) NUnit
8 19 (3.05%) Subversion
9 17 (2.73%) jMock
10 16 (2.57%) Bitbucket
10 16 (2.57%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.93%) ClearCase
12 10 (1.61%) Ant
12 10 (1.61%) Selenium
13 9 (1.45%) ClearQuest
13 9 (1.45%) GitLab
General
1 168 (27.01%) Finance
2 164 (26.37%) Social Skills
3 142 (22.83%) Banking
4 100 (16.08%) Front Office
5 69 (11.09%) Investment Banking
6 68 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (4.18%) Public Sector
8 24 (3.86%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
10 16 (2.57%) Financial Institution
11 13 (2.09%) Retail
12 11 (1.77%) Legal
13 9 (1.45%) Telecoms
14 8 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (1.29%) Electronics
15 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.64%) Advertising
16 4 (0.64%) Automotive
16 4 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 201 (32.32%) Developer
2 138 (22.19%) Architect
3 89 (14.31%) Java Developer
4 51 (8.20%) Infrastructure Architect
5 50 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 46 (7.40%) Middleware Developer
7 43 (6.91%) Solutions Architect
8 42 (6.75%) Analyst
9 39 (6.27%) Integration Developer
10 35 (5.63%) Consultant
11 28 (4.50%) .NET Developer
12 26 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
13 23 (3.70%) Middleware Engineer
14 22 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
15 21 (3.38%) Technical Architect
16 20 (3.22%) DBA
17 18 (2.89%) Enterprise Integration Developer
17 18 (2.89%) Front Office Developer
17 18 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (2.89%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (13.67%) .NET
2 82 (13.18%) Spring
3 60 (9.65%) REST
4 57 (9.16%) Web Services
5 46 (7.40%) XML
6 45 (7.23%) Apache Camel
7 39 (6.27%) HTML
7 39 (6.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 38 (6.11%) Kafka
9 36 (5.79%) RESTful
10 35 (5.63%) IBM Integration Bus
10 35 (5.63%) JMS
10 35 (5.63%) JTA
10 35 (5.63%) JTS
10 35 (5.63%) Spring Boot
11 34 (5.47%) RabbitMQ
11 34 (5.47%) React
12 32 (5.14%) CSS
13 30 (4.82%) ASP.NET
14 28 (4.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.27%) DataPower
2 35 (5.63%) Private Cloud
3 33 (5.31%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (4.18%) Cloud Native
5 23 (3.70%) Derivative
6 22 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (3.38%) Legacy Applications
8 19 (3.05%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.73%) Algorithms
10 16 (2.57%) Clustering
10 16 (2.57%) Fixed Income
11 15 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (2.41%) User Experience
12 14 (2.25%) Management Information System
12 14 (2.25%) Virtual Team
13 13 (2.09%) Public Cloud
13 13 (2.09%) SWIFT
14 10 (1.61%) Hedge funds
14 10 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 187 (30.06%) Linux
2 154 (24.76%) Unix
3 138 (22.19%) Windows
4 34 (5.47%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.22%) AIX
7 15 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.25%) Solaris
9 4 (0.64%) SUSE
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (36.33%) Agile
2 124 (19.94%) DevOps
3 108 (17.36%) Microservices
4 72 (11.58%) Scrum
5 71 (11.41%) Migration
6 64 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (9.81%) CI/CD
8 58 (9.32%) ITIL
9 57 (9.16%) Test Automation
10 51 (8.20%) OO
10 51 (8.20%) Project Delivery
11 41 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (6.27%) Software Engineering
12 39 (6.27%) Waterfall
13 38 (6.11%) TDD
14 37 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 37 (5.95%) Multithreading
15 34 (5.47%) SDLC
16 33 (5.31%) BDD
16 33 (5.31%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 241 (38.75%) Java
2 177 (28.46%) SQL
3 62 (9.97%) Python
4 59 (9.49%) C#
5 45 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 36 (5.79%) PL/SQL
7 34 (5.47%) Shell Script
8 30 (4.82%) C++
9 28 (4.50%) Perl
10 27 (4.34%) Bash
11 19 (3.05%) Korn
12 13 (2.09%) C
13 11 (1.77%) Apex Code
13 11 (1.77%) Jython
13 11 (1.77%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.77%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.29%) ABAP
15 5 (0.80%) Ada
15 5 (0.80%) ES6
15 5 (0.80%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 65 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 56 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 42 (6.75%) Degree
4 23 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
6 11 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.80%) CISSP
10 4 (0.64%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.48%) APMP
11 3 (0.48%) CISA
11 3 (0.48%) CISM
11 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.48%) ISEB
11 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.66%) QA
2 14 (2.25%) SLA
3 11 (1.77%) GDPR
4 9 (1.45%) Accessibility
4 9 (1.45%) SEPA
5 7 (1.13%) NIST
6 5 (0.80%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.80%) IEC 61508
6 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.80%) MISRA
6 5 (0.80%) MISRA C
7 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.32%) GMP
8 2 (0.32%) GRC
8 2 (0.32%) GxP
8 2 (0.32%) HL7
8 2 (0.32%) PMO
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) DICOM
9 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 50 (8.04%) Docker
2 38 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.95%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
5 22 (3.54%) Hyper-V
6 15 (2.41%) XenApp
7 14 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.80%) Firmware
10 4 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.48%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.32%) vSphere
13 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 32 (5.14%) Single Sign-On
3 27 (4.34%) Ansible
4 16 (2.57%) Tivoli
5 14 (2.25%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 13 (2.09%) Terraform
6 13 (2.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 12 (1.93%) Data Guard
7 12 (1.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 11 (1.77%) BladeLogic
9 10 (1.61%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 5 (0.80%) MOM
11 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.64%) Grafana
12 4 (0.64%) Kibana
12 4 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
13 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 174 (27.97%) Oracle
2 124 (19.94%) IBM
3 70 (11.25%) Microsoft
4 41 (6.59%) Red Hat
4 41 (6.59%) VMware
5 38 (6.11%) TIBCO
6 32 (5.14%) Sybase
7 28 (4.50%) Citrix
8 24 (3.86%) SAP
9 19 (3.05%) MuleSoft
9 19 (3.05%) Splunk
10 17 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (2.57%) HP
12 14 (2.25%) Dynatrace
12 14 (2.25%) F5
12 14 (2.25%) Green Hat
13 13 (2.09%) BMC
14 12 (1.93%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.77%) Google
16 10 (1.61%) CyberArk