Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 59 46
Rank change year-on-year +55 -13 +40
Contract jobs citing Middleware 218 20 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.74% 2.28% 3.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 60.89% 10.81% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 13 19
Essex median daily rate £513 £430 £595
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.19% -27.73% +72.71%
10th Percentile £387 £272 £456
90th Percentile £600 £587 £601
East of England median daily rate £513 £444 £550
% change year-on-year +15.49% -19.32% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Essex median hourly rate £43.75 - £31.52
10th Percentile £41.63 - £31.30
90th Percentile £44.88 - £31.95
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 - £31.50

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 Essex with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 358 185 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 45.55% 21.09% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 118 190
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £318 £250 £237
90th Percentile £600 £525 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 28
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +7.00%
10th Percentile £26.44 £31.00 £31.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.90 £42.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Essex

Middleware
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

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Essex over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Essex

Middleware
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

Middleware
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 6 months to 18 November 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
Southend-on-Sea +8 72 £500 -
Brentwood -2 14 £400 +53.85%
Colchester - 3 £506 -
Witham - 2 £519 -
Middleware
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 199 (91.28%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (75.69%) TDD
3 153 (70.18%) SOA
4 128 (58.72%) XML
5 127 (58.26%) Oracle
6 119 (54.59%) Finance
7 110 (50.46%) SAP
8 107 (49.08%) Electronics
8 107 (49.08%) Scrum
8 107 (49.08%) Marketing
8 107 (49.08%) Digital Marketing
9 106 (48.62%) Manufacturing
9 106 (48.62%) Programme Management
9 106 (48.62%) Telecoms
9 106 (48.62%) Business Intelligence
10 105 (48.17%) XSLT
11 102 (46.79%) WSO2
12 94 (43.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 92 (42.20%) JSON
14 90 (41.28%) Maven
15 84 (38.53%) Mule
16 80 (36.70%) XPath
17 79 (36.24%) Greenfield Project
18 76 (34.86%) Oracle Service Bus
18 76 (34.86%) Apache Camel
19 75 (34.40%) WireMock
19 75 (34.40%) Swagger
20 74 (33.94%) DevOps
21 72 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
22 61 (27.98%) Jenkins

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 94 (43.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 84 (38.53%) Mule
3 76 (34.86%) Oracle Service Bus
4 31 (14.22%) JBoss
5 26 (11.93%) Apache
6 25 (11.47%) WebLogic
7 9 (4.13%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.13%) WebSphere
8 8 (3.67%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) SAP FSCM
1 4 (1.83%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.29%) IaaS
3 5 (2.29%) PaaS
3 5 (2.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.89%) HTTP
2 35 (16.06%) SSL
2 35 (16.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.46%) GPRS
3 1 (0.46%) SMS
3 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.18%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.42%) RDBMS
3 11 (5.05%) Data Mining
3 11 (5.05%) Ingres
3 11 (5.05%) MySQL
4 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.29%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 90 (41.28%) Maven
2 61 (27.98%) Jenkins
3 30 (13.76%) Git (software)
3 30 (13.76%) Subversion
4 18 (8.26%) SoapUI
5 13 (5.96%) JIRA
6 9 (4.13%) Ant
7 7 (3.21%) JMeter
8 6 (2.75%) Gradle
8 6 (2.75%) JUnit
9 4 (1.83%) PowerDesigner
10 3 (1.38%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.46%) Selenium
11 1 (0.46%) XMLSpy
11 1 (0.46%) Zephyr
General
1 119 (54.59%) Finance
2 107 (49.08%) Electronics
2 107 (49.08%) Marketing
3 106 (48.62%) Manufacturing
3 106 (48.62%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.29%) Automotive
5 3 (1.38%) Billing
6 1 (0.46%) Law
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 89 (40.83%) Developer
2 62 (28.44%) Integration Developer
3 61 (27.98%) Agile Developer
4 59 (27.06%) SOA Developer
5 54 (24.77%) Senior Developer
6 42 (19.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (14.22%) Architect
8 30 (13.76%) Senior Agile Developer
9 29 (13.30%) Analyst
10 26 (11.93%) Lead Developer
11 21 (9.63%) Middleware Engineer
12 19 (8.72%) Business Analyst
13 16 (7.34%) Integration Engineer
14 15 (6.88%) Technical Architect
15 7 (3.21%) Business Systems Analyst
15 7 (3.21%) Systems Analyst
15 7 (3.21%) Tester
15 7 (3.21%) Trainee
16 6 (2.75%) Agile Tester
16 6 (2.75%) Senior Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (58.72%) XML
2 105 (48.17%) XSLT
3 92 (42.20%) JSON
4 76 (34.86%) Apache Camel
5 75 (34.40%) Swagger
5 75 (34.40%) WireMock
6 50 (22.94%) SOAP
7 48 (22.02%) Web Services
8 35 (16.06%) J2EE
9 30 (13.76%) RESTful
10 16 (7.34%) REST
11 14 (6.42%) Java EE
12 13 (5.96%) WSDL
13 11 (5.05%) XSD
14 9 (4.13%) CSS
14 9 (4.13%) HTML
14 9 (4.13%) JAXB
14 9 (4.13%) JAX-WS
14 9 (4.13%) JPA
14 9 (4.13%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 79 (36.24%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
2 4 (1.83%) Device Driver
2 4 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.83%) N-Tier
2 4 (1.83%) Reference Data
3 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.46%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.46%) RIA
5 1 (0.46%) STB
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.69%) Linux
2 36 (16.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (12.84%) Unix
4 15 (6.88%) Solaris
5 11 (5.05%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.75%) Windows
7 5 (2.29%) AIX
7 5 (2.29%) HPUX
8 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (91.28%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (75.69%) TDD
3 153 (70.18%) SOA
4 107 (49.08%) Digital Marketing
4 107 (49.08%) Scrum
5 106 (48.62%) Business Intelligence
5 106 (48.62%) Programme Management
6 74 (33.94%) DevOps
7 72 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (25.69%) Configuration Management
9 43 (19.72%) Kanban
10 39 (17.89%) Mentoring
11 38 (17.43%) UML
12 36 (16.51%) Coaching
13 35 (16.06%) Test Automation
14 34 (15.60%) User Stories
15 30 (13.76%) API Design
16 28 (12.84%) Software Engineering
17 27 (12.39%) Data Mapping
17 27 (12.39%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 80 (36.70%) XPath
2 51 (23.39%) Java
3 33 (15.14%) SQL
4 15 (6.88%) Groovy
5 13 (5.96%) Shell Script
6 12 (5.50%) C
6 12 (5.50%) Perl
7 9 (4.13%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.29%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.29%) Python
9 4 (1.83%) C++
10 3 (1.38%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (2.29%) Degree
2 4 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.38%) ACCA
3 3 (1.38%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.46%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (8.26%) Docker
2 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (22.94%) Opscode Chef
1 50 (22.94%) Puppet
2 24 (11.01%) Ansible
3 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 127 (58.26%) Oracle
2 110 (50.46%) SAP
3 102 (46.79%) WSO2
4 13 (5.96%) webMethods
5 9 (4.13%) CA
5 9 (4.13%) CA Agile Central
6 8 (3.67%) BEA
6 8 (3.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.92%) HP
8 1 (0.46%) IBM
8 1 (0.46%) VMware