Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 159 151
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 +18
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1392 1693 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.72% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.72% 5.64% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1020 1078
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £320 £325
90th Percentile £650 £625 £656
UK median daily rate £513 £465 £463
% change year-on-year +10.22% +0.54% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 17
England median hourly rate £46.00 £28.50 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.40% -26.32% +26.82%
10th Percentile £38.95 £24.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £55.38 £42.50 £42.10
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £28.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +61.40% -25.00% +26.67%

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 29500 30043 29668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.29% 30.52% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20866 21047 20522
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 353 483
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.24% +8.94%
10th Percentile £18.58 £13.50 £14.05
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +8.70%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -10 629 £550 +7.84% 28
East of England +40 271 £513 +3.54% 12
South East -13 221 £435 -8.53% 17
North of England -108 116 £458 +7.65% 14
Midlands +17 103 £550 +23.60% 8
North West -62 86 £470 +10.59% 9
West Midlands +31 73 £550 +29.41% 7
South West -19 36 £494 -1.25% 3
East Midlands -25 30 £500 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire -59 19 £463 -7.50% 5
North East -21 11 £363 +13.28%
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 563 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (33.84%) Finance
3 466 (33.48%) Linux
4 394 (28.30%) Java
5 368 (26.44%) Oracle
6 350 (25.14%) SOA
7 308 (22.13%) SQL
8 306 (21.98%) TDD
9 292 (20.98%) Unix
10 254 (18.25%) Scrum
11 247 (17.74%) Banking
12 244 (17.53%) Windows
13 243 (17.46%) DevOps
14 237 (17.03%) XML
15 195 (14.01%) Jenkins
16 190 (13.65%) Maven
17 188 (13.51%) JSON
18 174 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 173 (12.43%) XSLT
20 170 (12.21%) Git (software)
21 169 (12.14%) SAP
22 167 (12.00%) Web Services
23 166 (11.93%) Apache Camel
24 162 (11.64%) TIBCO
24 162 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
25 159 (11.42%) SQL Server
26 148 (10.63%) WSO2
27 143 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
28 136 (9.77%) Test Automation
29 134 (9.63%) Amazon AWS

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
1 174 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 128 (9.20%) Mule
3 117 (8.41%) JBoss
4 112 (8.05%) Apache
5 104 (7.47%) Oracle Service Bus
6 88 (6.32%) Tomcat
7 84 (6.03%) WebLogic
7 84 (6.03%) WebSphere
8 56 (4.02%) IIS
9 44 (3.16%) Confluence
10 29 (2.08%) MQSeries
11 28 (2.01%) SharePoint
12 26 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
13 24 (1.72%) Apache Spark
14 22 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
16 19 (1.36%) WildFly
17 17 (1.22%) Mule ESB
18 15 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.43%) HipChat
2 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.22%) SPSS
4 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.86%) Oracle Utilities
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.65%) RMDS
7 8 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.57%) Siebel CRM
8 7 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.36%) Kondor
9 5 (0.36%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.36%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.29%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.29%) SAP FSCM
10 4 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.29%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 134 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (4.89%) PaaS
4 47 (3.38%) IaaS
5 44 (3.16%) SaaS
6 37 (2.66%) OpenShift
7 24 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.51%) GitHub
9 20 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.01%) npm
12 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.36%) Office 365
13 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.29%) Force.com
14 2 (0.14%) Boomi
14 2 (0.14%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.96%) HTTP
1 69 (4.96%) SSL
2 65 (4.67%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.30%) Firewall
4 29 (2.08%) DNS
5 28 (2.01%) LDAP
6 24 (1.72%) Internet
6 24 (1.72%) WAN
7 20 (1.44%) SAN
8 19 (1.36%) LAN
8 19 (1.36%) SSH
9 13 (0.93%) VPN
10 10 (0.72%) SMS
11 9 (0.65%) Network Security
12 8 (0.57%) AMQP
13 7 (0.50%) FTP
14 6 (0.43%) DHCP
14 6 (0.43%) Intranet
14 6 (0.43%) MPLS
14 6 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 122 (8.76%) Relational Database
3 69 (4.96%) Oracle Database
4 53 (3.81%) RDBMS
5 47 (3.38%) Hadoop
6 44 (3.16%) MySQL
7 37 (2.66%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.51%) Big Data
9 30 (2.16%) DB2
10 27 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (1.72%) Data Mining
12 21 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
13 20 (1.44%) Ingres
14 19 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (1.29%) MongoDB
15 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (1.22%) HBase
17 16 (1.15%) KDB
18 15 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
19 14 (1.01%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 195 (14.01%) Jenkins
2 190 (13.65%) Maven
3 170 (12.21%) Git (software)
4 125 (8.98%) Subversion
5 86 (6.18%) JIRA
6 60 (4.31%) SoapUI
7 51 (3.66%) JUnit
8 28 (2.01%) Gradle
9 26 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (1.72%) Selenium
10 24 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
11 20 (1.44%) Ant
11 20 (1.44%) Artifactory
12 17 (1.22%) IntelliJ
13 16 (1.15%) Grunt
14 15 (1.08%) NUnit
15 14 (1.01%) Bitbucket
15 14 (1.01%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.01%) gulp
15 14 (1.01%) webpack
General
1 471 (33.84%) Finance
2 247 (17.74%) Banking
3 132 (9.48%) Telecoms
4 125 (8.98%) Manufacturing
5 124 (8.91%) Electronics
6 121 (8.69%) Marketing
7 82 (5.89%) Front Office
8 79 (5.68%) Investment Banking
9 32 (2.30%) Retail
10 14 (1.01%) Back Office
11 8 (0.57%) Automotive
11 8 (0.57%) Prime Brokerage
12 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.43%) Law
12 6 (0.43%) Legal
13 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.29%) Advertising
14 4 (0.29%) International Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Military
14 4 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 528 (37.93%) Developer
2 192 (13.79%) Architect
3 155 (11.14%) Java Developer
4 143 (10.27%) Analyst
5 125 (8.98%) Senior Developer
6 107 (7.69%) Integration Developer
7 98 (7.04%) Consultant
8 90 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 75 (5.39%) Agile Developer
10 72 (5.17%) SOA Developer
11 61 (4.38%) C++ Developer
12 59 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
13 55 (3.95%) Middleware Engineer
14 52 (3.74%) Middleware Developer
15 43 (3.09%) Technical Architect
16 40 (2.87%) Business Analyst
17 38 (2.73%) Middleware Consultant
18 36 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
19 33 (2.37%) Lead Developer
19 33 (2.37%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (17.03%) XML
2 188 (13.51%) JSON
3 173 (12.43%) XSLT
4 167 (12.00%) Web Services
5 166 (11.93%) Apache Camel
6 132 (9.48%) SOAP
7 126 (9.05%) Spring
8 125 (8.98%) REST
9 123 (8.84%) .NET
10 112 (8.05%) J2EE
11 103 (7.40%) HTML
12 94 (6.75%) RESTful
13 87 (6.25%) WireMock
14 81 (5.82%) AngularJS
15 80 (5.75%) Swagger
16 76 (5.46%) HTML5
17 68 (4.89%) CSS
18 59 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
19 56 (4.02%) JMS
20 53 (3.81%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 84 (6.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 66 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 49 (3.52%) Fixed Income
6 45 (3.23%) Derivative
7 40 (2.87%) Computer Science
8 36 (2.59%) Data Centre
9 34 (2.44%) Client/Server
10 29 (2.08%) Equities
10 29 (2.08%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.94%) Mainframe
12 24 (1.72%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.58%) SWIFT
14 21 (1.51%) User Experience
15 17 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (1.15%) Data Structures
16 16 (1.15%) Grid Computing
16 16 (1.15%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 466 (33.48%) Linux
2 292 (20.98%) Unix
3 244 (17.53%) Windows
4 113 (8.12%) Solaris
5 102 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (3.81%) Windows Server
7 48 (3.45%) AIX
8 33 (2.37%) Mac OS X
9 19 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.01%) HPUX
11 10 (0.72%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.65%) zOS
13 6 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.36%) CentOS
14 5 (0.36%) SUSE
15 4 (0.29%) Android
15 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (25.14%) SOA
3 306 (21.98%) TDD
4 254 (18.25%) Scrum
5 243 (17.46%) DevOps
6 162 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
7 143 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
8 136 (9.77%) Test Automation
9 122 (8.76%) Configuration Management
9 122 (8.76%) Multithreading
9 122 (8.76%) Programme Management
10 116 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
11 100 (7.18%) Kanban
12 90 (6.47%) Migration
13 88 (6.32%) OO
13 88 (6.32%) Open Source
14 87 (6.25%) Mentoring
14 87 (6.25%) Software Engineering
15 84 (6.03%) SDLC
16 78 (5.60%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 394 (28.30%) Java
2 308 (22.13%) SQL
3 109 (7.83%) JavaScript
4 107 (7.69%) Perl
5 99 (7.11%) XPath
6 94 (6.75%) Python
7 91 (6.54%) C++
8 88 (6.32%) Shell Script
9 85 (6.11%) C#
10 45 (3.23%) PowerShell
11 41 (2.95%) C
11 41 (2.95%) Scala
12 34 (2.44%) Groovy
13 24 (1.72%) ES6
14 22 (1.58%) TypeScript
15 21 (1.51%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.29%) Korn
17 17 (1.22%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.79%) PHP
19 9 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (4.53%) Degree
2 61 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 47 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.22%) CISSP
6 15 (1.08%) CISM
7 13 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.79%) CISA
9 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.57%) ISEB
10 8 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.50%) CCIE
12 5 (0.36%) EMC Certification
12 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.36%) MCSE
13 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.22%) CRISC
14 3 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.87%) QA
2 24 (1.72%) MiFID
3 13 (0.93%) SLA
4 11 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.50%) GCP
6 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.29%) GDPR
6 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.22%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.22%) FATCA
7 3 (0.22%) IFRS
7 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.14%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.072%) EMIR
9 1 (0.072%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.072%) OIPF
9 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.072%) SEPA
System Software
1 109 (7.83%) Docker
2 49 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 21 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.29%) HDFS
6 17 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
9 7 (0.50%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.29%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (0.22%) KVM
12 3 (0.22%) vSphere
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.14%) RHEV
13 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
14 1 (0.072%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 123 (8.84%) Puppet
2 99 (7.11%) Ansible
3 87 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (2.66%) Kubernetes
5 24 (1.72%) Terraform
6 13 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
7 12 (0.86%) Kibana
7 12 (0.86%) ZABBIX
8 11 (0.79%) MOM
8 11 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
9 9 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.65%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.57%) Rancher
11 7 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.50%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.50%) Mesos
12 6 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 368 (26.44%) Oracle
2 169 (12.14%) SAP
3 162 (11.64%) TIBCO
4 148 (10.63%) WSO2
5 129 (9.27%) IBM
6 125 (8.98%) Microsoft
7 110 (7.90%) Red Hat
8 68 (4.89%) VMware
9 64 (4.60%) Solace
10 53 (3.81%) MuleSoft
11 38 (2.73%) Talarian
12 33 (2.37%) Workday
13 32 (2.30%) Citrix
14 31 (2.23%) HP
15 28 (2.01%) Sybase
16 24 (1.72%) webMethods
17 23 (1.65%) Splunk
18 22 (1.58%) Cisco
18 22 (1.58%) Veritas
19 19 (1.36%) BEA