Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 70 94
Rank change year-on-year -20 +24 -2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 13 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.82% 1.79% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.40% 7.72% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £358 £361 £365
90th Percentile £463 £466 £600
East of England median daily rate £513 £438 £550
% change year-on-year +17.14% -20.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £21.25
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 382 324 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.07% 23.23% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 194 207
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.60% +2.74%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £585 £538 £518
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £34.81 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.91% +66.29% -49.55%
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 Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Hertfordshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Hertfordshire

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Hertfordshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Watford - 8 £450 -
Rickmansworth -2 3 - - 1
Hitchin +4 1 £350 -5.41%
Middleware
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (38.46%) Client/Server
2 5 (38.46%) SOA
2 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
2 5 (38.46%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (38.46%) DataPower
2 5 (38.46%) Ansible
2 5 (38.46%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) DB2
4 3 (23.08%) Solaris
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) MySQL
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) GCP
4 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (23.08%) Confluence
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
1 5 (38.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (23.08%) Confluence
3 2 (15.38%) JBoss
3 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
3 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
1 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Bitbucket
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Manager
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Operations Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior VMware Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior WebLogic Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (23.08%) boto
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Client/Server
1 5 (38.46%) DataPower
2 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps
1 5 (38.46%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) BCP
4 2 (15.38%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Kanban
4 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (15.38%) Operations Management
4 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) GCP
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Ansible
2 3 (23.08%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 3 (23.08%) Mesos
2 3 (23.08%) Rancher
3 2 (15.38%) Packer
3 2 (15.38%) Puppet
3 2 (15.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) IBM
3 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Dell
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Mercator
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft