The median contractor rate for a Middleware Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware Architect
England / London
Rank 396 425 408
Rank change year-on-year +29 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Architect 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.014% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.014% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £575 £528 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -27.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £569 £470
% change year-on-year -22.19% +21.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Middleware Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Middleware Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware Architect in London

Middleware Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware Architect in London

Middleware Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Middleware Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Middleware Architect in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Fintech
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) Solace
4 1 (16.67%) WSO2
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (16.67%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Equities
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) PKI

Middleware Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) AMQP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) OLTP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (16.67%) SAML
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (16.67%) Ultra Messaging
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Equities
1 1 (16.67%) Fintech
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) EAI
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) GigaSpaces
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Solace
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) WSO2