Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 September 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 201 173
Rank change year-on-year +6 -28 -21
Contract jobs citing Middleware 658 581 679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.32% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.70% 3.58% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 410 412
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +0.50%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £360
90th Percentile £700 £713 £662
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
London median hourly rate £69.94 - £40.00
10th Percentile £38.27 - £37.50
90th Percentile £95.41 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £45.69 £46.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% +61.40% -26.62%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,791 16,243 15,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.42% 36.94% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,443 12,199 11,440
London median daily rate £515 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £369 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 100 62
London median hourly rate £43.83 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.24% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £20.83 £18.45 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.00 £52.05 £87.28
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in London

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in London

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in London

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in London

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in London

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the London region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
Central London +10 136 £525 -12.50% 18
South London -8 32 £500 -13.04% 3
East London -20 14 £531 +6.25% 6
West London -14 11 £500 +11.11% 19
North London 0 3 £494 -1.25% 3
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 285 (43.31%) Java
2 230 (34.95%) Finance
3 194 (29.48%) Banking
4 176 (26.75%) Linux
5 168 (25.53%) Oracle
6 166 (25.23%) SQL
6 166 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
7 156 (23.71%) Unix
8 133 (20.21%) SQL Server
9 125 (19.00%) Spring
10 108 (16.41%) Windows
11 99 (15.05%) Web Services
12 96 (14.59%) IBM
13 92 (13.98%) Front Office
14 86 (13.07%) REST
15 84 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
16 83 (12.61%) TDD
17 82 (12.46%) Investment Banking
18 79 (12.01%) XML
18 79 (12.01%) Python
19 75 (11.40%) Relational Database
20 72 (10.94%) SOA
21 69 (10.49%) Apache
22 68 (10.33%) JMS
23 67 (10.18%) WebSphere
24 66 (10.03%) Maven
25 65 (9.88%) J2EE
26 64 (9.73%) OO
27 63 (9.57%) Scrum
28 61 (9.27%) Fixed Income

Middleware
Co-occurring 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 69 (10.49%) Apache
2 67 (10.18%) WebSphere
3 56 (8.51%) Mule
4 55 (8.36%) JBoss
5 51 (7.75%) WebLogic
6 45 (6.84%) IIS
7 33 (5.02%) Confluence
8 31 (4.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 31 (4.71%) Tomcat
9 22 (3.34%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (2.89%) Oracle Service Bus
11 17 (2.58%) SharePoint
12 15 (2.28%) SAS
13 14 (2.13%) CMS
13 14 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (1.37%) NServiceBus
17 8 (1.22%) MQSeries
18 7 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 13 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.30%) HipChat
6 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.58%) Actimize
2 7 (1.06%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.46%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.30%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 2 (0.30%) Documaker
6 2 (0.30%) Kondor
6 2 (0.30%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.15%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 84 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.43%) PaaS
3 16 (2.43%) SaaS
4 15 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.67%) Boomi
5 11 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.52%) GitHub
6 10 (1.52%) IaaS
7 9 (1.37%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.06%) Office 365
9 6 (0.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.61%) AWS Fargate
11 4 (0.61%) Serverless
12 3 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.46%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.41%) Firewall
2 25 (3.80%) SSL
3 21 (3.19%) SAN
4 13 (1.98%) DMZ
5 12 (1.82%) NAS
6 11 (1.67%) AMQP
7 10 (1.52%) WAN
8 9 (1.37%) SSH
9 8 (1.22%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.22%) LAN
10 7 (1.06%) DNS
10 7 (1.06%) HTTP
11 6 (0.91%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.61%) DHCP
12 4 (0.61%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.61%) VPN
13 3 (0.46%) Internet
13 3 (0.46%) Intranet
13 3 (0.46%) MPLS
13 3 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 75 (11.40%) Relational Database
3 36 (5.47%) MySQL
4 30 (4.56%) NoSQL
5 28 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 23 (3.50%) Oracle Database
7 17 (2.58%) DB2
8 16 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.28%) Big Data
10 13 (1.98%) KDB
10 13 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.98%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.37%) Blockchain
13 9 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.91%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.76%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 66 (10.03%) Maven
2 56 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 44 (6.69%) JIRA
4 38 (5.78%) Jenkins
5 28 (4.26%) JUnit
6 26 (3.95%) Subversion
7 21 (3.19%) TeamCity
8 18 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (2.43%) Moq
9 16 (2.43%) NUnit
10 15 (2.28%) Bitbucket
10 15 (2.28%) Hudson
10 15 (2.28%) jMock
11 14 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (1.82%) FishEye
13 11 (1.67%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.37%) NCrunch
14 9 (1.37%) ReSharper
14 9 (1.37%) Selenium
15 7 (1.06%) Cucumber
General
1 230 (34.95%) Finance
2 194 (29.48%) Banking
3 92 (13.98%) Front Office
4 82 (12.46%) Investment Banking
5 32 (4.86%) Financial Institution
6 24 (3.65%) Back Office
7 15 (2.28%) Retail
8 11 (1.67%) Marketing
9 10 (1.52%) Advertising
9 10 (1.52%) Billing
10 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.22%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.06%) Legal
12 6 (0.91%) Electronics
12 6 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.76%) Publishing
14 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.46%) Law
15 2 (0.30%) French Language
15 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 283 (43.01%) Developer
2 164 (24.92%) Java Developer
3 96 (14.59%) Architect
4 72 (10.94%) Integration Developer
5 48 (7.29%) Analyst
6 42 (6.38%) Consultant
7 41 (6.23%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
9 29 (4.41%) Applications Support
10 27 (4.10%) Integration Architect
11 24 (3.65%) Administrator
11 24 (3.65%) C# Developer
12 23 (3.50%) Middleware Developer
12 23 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (2.89%) Support Analyst
14 18 (2.74%) Applications Support Analyst
14 18 (2.74%) Middleware Architect
15 16 (2.43%) Business Analyst
15 16 (2.43%) Middleware Engineer
15 16 (2.43%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (19.00%) Spring
2 99 (15.05%) Web Services
3 86 (13.07%) REST
4 79 (12.01%) XML
5 68 (10.33%) JMS
6 65 (9.88%) J2EE
7 58 (8.81%) .NET
7 58 (8.81%) Apache Camel
8 52 (7.90%) Spring Integration
9 47 (7.14%) JTA
9 47 (7.14%) JTS
10 43 (6.53%) SOAP
11 41 (6.23%) Java EE
11 41 (6.23%) WebSphere MQ
12 40 (6.08%) HTML
13 32 (4.86%) Hibernate
14 31 (4.71%) IBM Integration Bus
15 30 (4.56%) Oracle Fusion
16 29 (4.41%) OAuth
17 28 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.27%) Fixed Income
2 50 (7.60%) Equities
3 38 (5.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 37 (5.62%) Derivative
5 36 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (4.71%) Clustering
7 24 (3.65%) Data Centre
8 19 (2.89%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.58%) Fintech
10 14 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (2.13%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.82%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.67%) SWIFT
13 10 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.52%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.22%) DataPower
14 8 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.22%) Mainframe
14 8 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 176 (26.75%) Linux
2 156 (23.71%) Unix
3 108 (16.41%) Windows
4 38 (5.78%) Solaris
5 29 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (4.41%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.58%) Apple iOS
7 14 (2.13%) Android
7 14 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.82%) AIX
9 7 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.91%) VMS
11 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.30%) SUSE
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.30%) zOS
14 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.15%) HPUX
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (12.61%) TDD
3 72 (10.94%) SOA
4 64 (9.73%) OO
5 63 (9.57%) Scrum
6 55 (8.36%) Multithreading
6 55 (8.36%) SDLC
7 54 (8.21%) DevOps
7 54 (8.21%) Migration
8 47 (7.14%) ITIL
9 44 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (6.53%) Microservices
11 42 (6.38%) BDD
12 41 (6.23%) Integration Testing
12 41 (6.23%) Test Automation
12 41 (6.23%) Unit Testing
13 39 (5.93%) Low Latency
14 38 (5.78%) Electronic Trading
15 37 (5.62%) Analytics
16 36 (5.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 285 (43.31%) Java
2 166 (25.23%) SQL
3 79 (12.01%) Python
4 39 (5.93%) C#
5 36 (5.47%) PowerShell
6 32 (4.86%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.86%) Perl
7 30 (4.56%) Shell Script
8 29 (4.41%) C++
9 27 (4.10%) Java 8
10 16 (2.43%) C
11 15 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.98%) Scala
13 9 (1.37%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.76%) DCL
14 5 (0.76%) Groovy
14 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.61%) ES6
15 4 (0.61%) PHP
15 4 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (3.65%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.50%) Degree
3 17 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.98%) CISSP
6 11 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.67%) CISM
7 10 (1.52%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.06%) CCNA
9 7 (1.06%) CCSA
10 6 (0.91%) CISA
10 6 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.46%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.46%) RHCE
12 3 (0.46%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.15%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.26%) QA
2 13 (1.98%) PSD2
3 11 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.52%) GDPR
5 8 (1.22%) NIST 800
6 7 (1.06%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.30%) FISMA
8 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.30%) SEPA
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
9 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (7.90%) Docker
2 40 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.78%) Active Directory
4 19 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (1.06%) NFS
7 6 (0.91%) Firmware
8 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.46%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.30%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.30%) vSphere
10 2 (0.30%) Xen
11 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.15%) Gluster
11 1 (0.15%) KVM
11 1 (0.15%) Samba
11 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 42 (6.38%) Ansible
2 34 (5.17%) Kubernetes
3 17 (2.58%) Puppet
4 12 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.82%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 10 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
5 10 (1.52%) Terraform
6 9 (1.37%) Kibana
7 7 (1.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 6 (0.91%) Control-M
8 6 (0.91%) Grafana
8 6 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.61%) Fluentd
9 4 (0.61%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.46%) logstash
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.46%) Nagios
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 168 (25.53%) Oracle
2 96 (14.59%) IBM
3 55 (8.36%) Microsoft
4 53 (8.05%) VMware
5 43 (6.53%) SAP
6 42 (6.38%) MuleSoft
7 38 (5.78%) TIBCO
8 34 (5.17%) Red Hat
9 29 (4.41%) Sybase
10 24 (3.65%) Atlassian
11 21 (3.19%) ServiceNow
12 20 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (2.74%) Murex
14 17 (2.58%) Google
14 17 (2.58%) webMethods
15 15 (2.28%) Axway
16 14 (2.13%) Apigee
17 13 (1.98%) CA
17 13 (1.98%) CyberArk
17 13 (1.98%) Splunk