The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 40 53
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 36 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.82% 2.90% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.66% 11.02% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 1 2
Median daily rate £500 £250 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +99.80% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -52.97% +9.80%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 146 118 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 35.78% 26.34% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 65 84
Median daily rate £425 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £54.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Essex over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 19 £511 -
Colchester - 1 £375 -
Middleware
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (72.73%) Scrum
2 32 (72.73%) Oracle
3 28 (63.64%) SOA
4 27 (61.36%) TDD
5 22 (50.00%) Open Source
6 20 (45.45%) Configuration Management
6 20 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (43.18%) WSO2
7 19 (43.18%) J2EE
7 19 (43.18%) Linux
8 18 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (40.91%) API Design
9 17 (38.64%) Jenkins
9 17 (38.64%) DevOps
10 16 (36.36%) Microservices
10 16 (36.36%) Relational Database
10 16 (36.36%) Docker
10 16 (36.36%) Kanban
10 16 (36.36%) JBoss
10 16 (36.36%) Apache
10 16 (36.36%) HTTP
10 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
10 16 (36.36%) SSL
11 15 (34.09%) Java
12 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
12 14 (31.82%) Finance
12 14 (31.82%) Subversion
12 14 (31.82%) User Stories
13 13 (29.55%) Mentoring

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 20 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (36.36%) Apache
2 16 (36.36%) JBoss
3 3 (6.82%) Mule
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Jetty
4 1 (2.27%) Mongrel
4 1 (2.27%) nginx
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (27.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.27%) Google App Engine
1 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) HTTP
1 16 (36.36%) SSL
1 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) DHCP
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) FTP
2 1 (2.27%) IPsec
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 9 (20.45%) MySQL
3 6 (13.64%) Ingres
4 3 (6.82%) Data Mining
4 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Jenkins
2 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 14 (31.82%) Subversion
3 7 (15.91%) Maven
4 3 (6.82%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.27%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Electronics
2 12 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 12 (27.27%) Marketing
2 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Architect
3 9 (20.45%) Technical Architect
4 8 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) SOA Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Developer
6 4 (9.09%) SOA Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (4.55%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Environment Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) J2EE
2 13 (29.55%) XML
3 12 (27.27%) XSLT
4 11 (25.00%) JSON
5 9 (20.45%) Swagger
6 8 (18.18%) RESTful
7 6 (13.64%) Play Framework
7 6 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (11.36%) Web Services
9 4 (9.09%) SOAP
9 4 (9.09%) XSD
10 3 (6.82%) Apache Camel
10 3 (6.82%) WireMock
10 3 (6.82%) XML Schema
11 2 (4.55%) .NET
11 2 (4.55%) JSON Schema
12 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
12 1 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (2.27%) Servlets
12 1 (2.27%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) RIA
3 1 (2.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Linux
2 12 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (72.73%) Scrum
3 28 (63.64%) SOA
4 27 (61.36%) TDD
5 22 (50.00%) Open Source
6 20 (45.45%) Configuration Management
7 18 (40.91%) API Design
7 18 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (38.64%) DevOps
9 16 (36.36%) Kanban
9 16 (36.36%) Microservices
10 14 (31.82%) User Stories
11 13 (29.55%) Mentoring
12 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (27.27%) Coaching
12 12 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (27.27%) Programme Management
12 12 (27.27%) UML
13 11 (25.00%) Data Mapping
13 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) Java
2 12 (27.27%) Perl
3 10 (22.73%) C
4 9 (20.45%) XPath
5 6 (13.64%) Ruby
5 6 (13.64%) SQL
6 4 (9.09%) Python
7 2 (4.55%) Groovy
8 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Docker
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (27.27%) Puppet
2 5 (11.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (72.73%) Oracle
2 19 (43.18%) WSO2
3 13 (29.55%) SAP
4 6 (13.64%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
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