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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 45 31
Rank change year-on-year +40 -14  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 108 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 25.00% 2.69% 5.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 52.68% 9.85% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 8 8
Median daily rate £538 £380 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.44% -30.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £312 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £501 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

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 205 132 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 47.45% 27.33% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 69 90
Median daily rate £488 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -22.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £37.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -3 43 £507 +19.35% 1
Brentwood +3 1 £450 - 1
Middleware
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 131 (90.97%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (73.61%) TDD
2 106 (73.61%) SOA
3 89 (61.81%) Oracle
4 87 (60.42%) Scrum
5 71 (49.31%) WSO2
6 65 (45.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 65 (45.14%) Finance
6 65 (45.14%) XML
7 64 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (43.06%) DevOps
9 58 (40.28%) Linux
10 57 (39.58%) SAP
11 56 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
11 56 (38.89%) Electronics
11 56 (38.89%) Telecoms
11 56 (38.89%) Manufacturing
11 56 (38.89%) Programme Management
11 56 (38.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 56 (38.89%) Marketing
11 56 (38.89%) Digital Marketing
12 54 (37.50%) Configuration Management
13 53 (36.81%) XSLT
14 52 (36.11%) Jenkins
15 51 (35.42%) Test Automation
16 50 (34.72%) JSON
17 46 (31.94%) Kanban
18 45 (31.25%) Puppet
18 45 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
18 45 (31.25%) Maven

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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 65 (45.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 38 (26.39%) Mule
3 35 (24.31%) Oracle Service Bus
4 34 (23.61%) JBoss
5 31 (21.53%) Apache
6 5 (3.47%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.69%) Confluence
7 1 (0.69%) IIS
7 1 (0.69%) Jetty
7 1 (0.69%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.69%) nginx
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 56 (38.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.08%) IaaS
3 3 (2.08%) PaaS
3 3 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.69%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (29.86%) HTTP
2 42 (29.17%) SSL
3 40 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.69%) DHCP
4 1 (0.69%) DNS
4 1 (0.69%) FTP
4 1 (0.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.39%) Relational Database
2 18 (12.50%) MySQL
3 15 (10.42%) Ingres
4 12 (8.33%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (36.11%) Jenkins
2 45 (31.25%) Maven
3 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
4 40 (27.78%) Subversion
5 11 (7.64%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.78%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (1.39%) JIRA
8 1 (0.69%) JMeter
8 1 (0.69%) Travis CI
General
1 65 (45.14%) Finance
2 56 (38.89%) Electronics
2 56 (38.89%) Manufacturing
2 56 (38.89%) Marketing
2 56 (38.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.39%) Law
3 2 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (29.86%) Developer
2 38 (26.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 33 (22.92%) Agile Developer
3 33 (22.92%) SOA Developer
4 31 (21.53%) Integration Developer
5 24 (16.67%) Analyst
6 20 (13.89%) Architect
7 13 (9.03%) Business Analyst
8 11 (7.64%) Middleware Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.94%) Technical Architect
10 9 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (5.56%) Middleware Developer
12 7 (4.86%) Integration Engineer
12 7 (4.86%) Lead Developer
12 7 (4.86%) Operations Engineer
13 6 (4.17%) Senior Agile Developer
13 6 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
13 6 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 5 (3.47%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (45.14%) XML
2 53 (36.81%) XSLT
3 50 (34.72%) JSON
4 38 (26.39%) Swagger
5 36 (25.00%) J2EE
6 35 (24.31%) Apache Camel
6 35 (24.31%) WireMock
7 18 (12.50%) SOAP
8 13 (9.03%) Web Services
8 13 (9.03%) XSD
9 11 (7.64%) WSDL
10 10 (6.94%) JSON Schema
11 9 (6.25%) RESTful
12 5 (3.47%) REST
13 4 (2.78%) XML Schema
14 3 (2.08%) Java EE
14 3 (2.08%) Java SE
14 3 (2.08%) OAuth
14 3 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
14 3 (2.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 39 (27.08%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.39%) RIA
3 2 (1.39%) STB
4 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.69%) Digital TV
4 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (40.28%) Linux
2 34 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (14.58%) Unix
4 13 (9.03%) Mac OS X
5 6 (4.17%) Windows
6 5 (3.47%) Solaris
7 3 (2.08%) AIX
7 3 (2.08%) HPUX
8 1 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (90.97%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (73.61%) SOA
2 106 (73.61%) TDD
3 87 (60.42%) Scrum
4 64 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (43.06%) DevOps
6 56 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
6 56 (38.89%) Digital Marketing
6 56 (38.89%) Programme Management
7 54 (37.50%) Configuration Management
8 51 (35.42%) Test Automation
9 46 (31.94%) Kanban
10 41 (28.47%) Mentoring
11 40 (27.78%) API Design
12 39 (27.08%) Coaching
12 39 (27.08%) Open Source
13 37 (25.69%) Microservices
14 34 (23.61%) User Stories
15 30 (20.83%) Software Engineering
16 23 (15.97%) UML
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.86%) XPath
2 30 (20.83%) Java
3 25 (17.36%) Perl
4 18 (12.50%) C
4 18 (12.50%) SQL
5 8 (5.56%) Groovy
6 7 (4.86%) Python
7 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.08%) Ruby
7 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.39%) C++
9 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.69%) CITP
3 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.69%) Degree
3 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (20.83%) Docker
2 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
1 45 (31.25%) Puppet
2 21 (14.58%) Ansible
Vendors
1 89 (61.81%) Oracle
2 71 (49.31%) WSO2
3 57 (39.58%) SAP
4 7 (4.86%) VMware
5 4 (2.78%) webMethods
6 2 (1.39%) HP
6 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.69%) BEA
7 1 (0.69%) Google
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft
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