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 3 months to 30 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 48 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 19 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.24% 1.58% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.24% 7.64% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 6
Median daily rate £469 £445 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -8.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £348 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £594 £538
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 169 144 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.79% 20.63% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 116
Median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +240.90% -70.66%  
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 30 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
Watford +5 9 £475 -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
St Albans +1 1 - -
Middleware
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Oracle
3 13 (36.11%) WebLogic
3 13 (36.11%) SOA
3 13 (36.11%) Information Security
4 12 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 12 (33.33%) Analytics
4 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 12 (33.33%) DevOps
5 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
5 11 (30.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (27.78%) Information Assurance
6 10 (27.78%) Management Information System
6 10 (27.78%) Risk Management
6 10 (27.78%) Database Security
6 10 (27.78%) Big Data
6 10 (27.78%) Big Data Analytics
6 10 (27.78%) Data Analytics
6 10 (27.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (27.78%) Security Architecture
7 9 (25.00%) Windows
8 8 (22.22%) IBM
8 8 (22.22%) SSL
8 8 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (19.44%) Linux
9 7 (19.44%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (16.67%) Software Architecture
10 6 (16.67%) J2EE
10 6 (16.67%) Java

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 13 (36.11%) WebLogic
2 10 (27.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (19.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (13.89%) Apache
4 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
4 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
5 4 (11.11%) IIS
6 3 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (8.33%) JBoss
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) SSL
2 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 4 (11.11%) HTTP
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) FTP
4 3 (8.33%) Internet
4 3 (8.33%) LDAP
5 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (27.78%) Big Data
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.78%) DataStage
6 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) JMeter
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Consultant
2 10 (27.78%) Applications Consultant
2 10 (27.78%) Security Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Applications Architect
4 3 (8.33%) AWS Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Middleware Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Middleware Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) SOA Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Data Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (16.67%) J2EE
3 5 (13.89%) SOAP
3 5 (13.89%) Web Services
4 4 (11.11%) JMS
4 4 (11.11%) XML
5 3 (8.33%) WSDL
5 3 (8.33%) XSD
5 3 (8.33%) XSLT
6 2 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (2.78%) .NET
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.78%) REST
7 1 (2.78%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (27.78%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.89%) Clustering
4 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (8.33%) iPad
5 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) AIX
3 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Information Security
2 13 (36.11%) SOA
3 12 (33.33%) Analytics
3 12 (33.33%) DevOps
3 12 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 10 (27.78%) Big Data Analytics
4 10 (27.78%) Data Analytics
4 10 (27.78%) Database Security
4 10 (27.78%) Information Assurance
4 10 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 10 (27.78%) Security Architecture
5 6 (16.67%) Software Architecture
6 5 (13.89%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) RHCE
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SEPA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Oracle
2 8 (22.22%) IBM
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) Dell
6 2 (5.56%) Google
6 2 (5.56%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.56%) MuleSoft
6 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 2 (5.56%) WSO2
7 1 (2.78%) PTC
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.78%) Siemens