Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 262 195 222
Rank change year-on-year -67 +27 -25
Contract jobs citing Middleware 546 1,296 1,185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.96% 1.46% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.16% 4.38% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 815 795
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £357 £369
90th Percentile £675 £675 £665
UK median daily rate £520 £520 £513
% change year-on-year - +1.46% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 8
Median hourly rate £50.50 £58.75 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.04% +51.61% -22.50%
10th Percentile £40.63 £42.98 £23.80
90th Percentile £68.75 £64.53 £55.13
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £58.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year -14.04% +51.61% -22.50%

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 17,260 29,598 30,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.38% 33.27% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,885 21,071 21,710
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £338 £330 £313
90th Percentile £668 £650 £626
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 263 323
Median hourly rate £37.60 £42.50 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.53% +2.63% +3.53%
10th Percentile £21.25 £18.50 £19.00
90th Percentile £69.75 £59.60 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £41.42
% change year-on-year -15.66% +0.21% +3.54%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +14 263 £536 -10.75% 55
South East -37 111 £485 +1.25% 17
North of England +11 66 £425 -5.56% 25
South West -46 58 £525 +12.42% 21
North West +36 48 £450 -5.26% 8
East of England -26 31 £550 +4.76% 7
Midlands -64 17 £500 +4.71% 21
Yorkshire +31 12 £413 -23.26% 7
West Midlands -46 9 - - 12
East Midlands -2 7 £500 +5.26% 9
North East +3 6 £425 +6.25% 10
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 202 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (30.95%) Oracle
3 164 (30.04%) Java
4 145 (26.56%) SQL
5 143 (26.19%) Finance
6 123 (22.53%) Linux
7 119 (21.79%) SOA
8 98 (17.95%) Web Services
9 94 (17.22%) AWS
10 90 (16.48%) DevOps
11 88 (16.12%) REST
12 83 (15.20%) Windows
13 73 (13.37%) Jenkins
13 73 (13.37%) Microservices
14 72 (13.19%) SOAP
14 72 (13.19%) TDD
15 71 (13.00%) XML
16 68 (12.45%) Unix
17 67 (12.27%) Scrum
17 67 (12.27%) Security Cleared
18 65 (11.90%) Ansible
19 64 (11.72%) Oracle Database
20 63 (11.54%) Azure
20 63 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
21 62 (11.36%) Migration
21 62 (11.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 61 (11.17%) Oracle Fusion
23 59 (10.81%) .NET
23 59 (10.81%) JSON
24 58 (10.62%) Test Automation

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 62 (11.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 49 (8.97%) WebLogic
3 40 (7.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 36 (6.59%) Tomcat
5 32 (5.86%) Red Hat Fuse
6 25 (4.58%) Mule
6 25 (4.58%) WebSphere
7 22 (4.03%) Confluence
8 21 (3.85%) JBoss
9 18 (3.30%) Apache
10 17 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (2.56%) nginx
12 13 (2.38%) Apache ServiceMix
13 12 (2.20%) IIS
14 11 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 11 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
15 10 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (1.28%) Tuxedo
18 6 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.73%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.20%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.18%) Magento
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 94 (17.22%) AWS
2 63 (11.54%) Azure
3 32 (5.86%) SaaS
4 22 (4.03%) PaaS
5 16 (2.93%) GitHub
5 16 (2.93%) IaaS
6 14 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (2.38%) OpenShift
8 12 (2.20%) iPaaS
8 12 (2.20%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.83%) Serverless
10 9 (1.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 8 (1.47%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.47%) Boomi
11 8 (1.47%) GCP
12 7 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (1.10%) Apigee
13 6 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.92%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.31%) HTTP
2 26 (4.76%) Firewall
3 20 (3.66%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.20%) DHCP
4 12 (2.20%) DNS
4 12 (2.20%) FTP
4 12 (2.20%) SSL
5 10 (1.83%) AMQP
6 7 (1.28%) LAN
6 7 (1.28%) SAN
6 7 (1.28%) WAN
7 5 (0.92%) BGP
8 4 (0.73%) VPN
9 3 (0.55%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.55%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.55%) NetScreen
9 3 (0.55%) OSPF
9 3 (0.55%) RIP
9 3 (0.55%) SMTP
9 3 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.72%) Oracle Database
2 47 (8.61%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 24 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 22 (4.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (3.66%) Oracle ODI
7 20 (3.66%) Relational Database
8 18 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (2.38%) Big Data
10 12 (2.20%) Oracle Exadata
10 12 (2.20%) Power BI
11 11 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.47%) MySQL
12 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.92%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 73 (13.37%) Jenkins
2 56 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 56 (10.26%) JIRA
3 25 (4.58%) JUnit
4 23 (4.21%) Cucumber
5 20 (3.66%) Maven
6 16 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (2.93%) GitLab
7 11 (2.01%) NUnit
8 10 (1.83%) Selenium
8 10 (1.83%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (1.65%) SoapUI
9 9 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.65%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.47%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.47%) Subversion
11 7 (1.28%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 143 (26.19%) Finance
2 54 (9.89%) Banking
3 45 (8.24%) Marketing
4 38 (6.96%) Public Sector
5 37 (6.78%) Telecoms
6 27 (4.95%) Manufacturing
7 26 (4.76%) Electronics
8 23 (4.21%) Investment Banking
9 17 (3.11%) Retail
10 15 (2.75%) Front Office
11 9 (1.65%) Back Office
12 6 (1.10%) Legal
12 6 (1.10%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.73%) Automotive
13 4 (0.73%) Law
14 3 (0.55%) Billing
14 3 (0.55%) French Language
14 3 (0.55%) German Language
14 3 (0.55%) Military
14 3 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 151 (27.66%) Developer
2 111 (20.33%) Architect
3 59 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 30 (5.49%) Analyst
5 29 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (4.03%) DBA
7 21 (3.85%) Consultant
7 21 (3.85%) Middleware Developer
8 20 (3.66%) Senior Developer
9 19 (3.48%) Integration Developer
9 19 (3.48%) Oracle DBA
9 19 (3.48%) Oracle Developer
10 18 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (3.30%) Integration Architect
10 18 (3.30%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (2.93%) Automation Engineer
12 16 (2.93%) Technical Architect
13 15 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (17.95%) Web Services
2 88 (16.12%) REST
3 72 (13.19%) SOAP
4 71 (13.00%) XML
5 61 (11.17%) Oracle Fusion
6 59 (10.81%) .NET
6 59 (10.81%) JSON
7 50 (9.16%) RESTful
7 50 (9.16%) Spring
8 36 (6.59%) Apache Camel
9 30 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
10 28 (5.13%) React
11 26 (4.76%) XSLT
12 25 (4.58%) HTML
12 25 (4.58%) Swagger
13 23 (4.21%) Node.js
14 22 (4.03%) AngularJS
14 22 (4.03%) JMS
15 21 (3.85%) Kafka
15 21 (3.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (2.93%) Replication
6 15 (2.75%) Derivative
6 15 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.75%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.20%) PKI
9 11 (2.01%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.83%) EPoS
11 9 (1.65%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.47%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.47%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
13 6 (1.10%) Credit Risk
13 6 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 123 (22.53%) Linux
2 83 (15.20%) Windows
3 68 (12.45%) Unix
4 39 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (5.86%) Windows Server
6 19 (3.48%) Solaris
7 10 (1.83%) Android
8 8 (1.47%) CentOS
8 8 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.10%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.92%) AIX
11 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.92%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.55%) HPUX
13 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.37%) VME
14 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (21.79%) SOA
3 90 (16.48%) DevOps
4 73 (13.37%) Microservices
5 72 (13.19%) TDD
6 67 (12.27%) Scrum
7 63 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (11.36%) Migration
9 58 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
9 58 (10.62%) Test Automation
10 49 (8.97%) ITIL
10 49 (8.97%) SDLC
11 44 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (8.06%) High Availability
12 41 (7.51%) Performance Tuning
13 39 (7.14%) Project Delivery
14 36 (6.59%) Data Integration
14 36 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (6.23%) OO
15 34 (6.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 164 (30.04%) Java
2 145 (26.56%) SQL
3 53 (9.71%) Python
4 51 (9.34%) JavaScript
5 46 (8.42%) C#
6 28 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 26 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.21%) PowerShell
9 22 (4.03%) C
10 20 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 20 (3.66%) C++
11 16 (2.93%) Java 8
12 15 (2.75%) TypeScript
13 13 (2.38%) XPath
14 12 (2.20%) Groovy
14 12 (2.20%) Perl
15 8 (1.47%) ActionScript
15 8 (1.47%) ActionScript 2.0
15 8 (1.47%) Ruby
16 6 (1.10%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 67 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.16%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.03%) Degree
4 15 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.92%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.55%) CCIE
8 3 (0.55%) ISEB
8 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) HNC
9 2 (0.37%) MCSE
9 2 (0.37%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) GIAC
10 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 13 (2.38%) QA
3 9 (1.65%) SLA
4 5 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.73%) RMADS
6 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.55%) GDPR
6 3 (0.55%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.37%) HL7
7 2 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (7.69%) Docker
2 28 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.03%) Active Directory
4 20 (3.66%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.83%) XenApp
7 9 (1.65%) NFS
8 8 (1.47%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.55%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.55%) OpenDJ
10 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.37%) vSphere
12 1 (0.18%) HDFS
12 1 (0.18%) KVM
12 1 (0.18%) SRDF
12 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (11.90%) Ansible
2 31 (5.68%) Kubernetes
3 29 (5.31%) Terraform
4 23 (4.21%) Puppet
5 19 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.75%) Data Guard
6 15 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 12 (2.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (2.20%) vRealize
7 12 (2.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 10 (1.83%) logstash
8 10 (1.83%) Packer
9 9 (1.65%) Grafana
10 8 (1.47%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.28%) Consul
12 6 (1.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 6 (1.10%) Kibana
13 5 (0.92%) Control-M
13 5 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.55%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 169 (30.95%) Oracle
2 56 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.16%) IBM
4 44 (8.06%) Red Hat
5 32 (5.86%) VMware
6 31 (5.68%) SAP
7 23 (4.21%) MuleSoft
8 21 (3.85%) HP
9 20 (3.66%) TIBCO
9 20 (3.66%) WSO2
10 16 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (2.93%) Talend
11 13 (2.38%) Axway
11 13 (2.38%) Citrix
12 11 (2.01%) Adobe
13 9 (1.65%) Dell
13 9 (1.65%) Splunk
13 9 (1.65%) webMethods
14 7 (1.28%) Cisco
14 7 (1.28%) Google