Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 201 176
Rank change year-on-year -13 -25 -21
Contract jobs citing Middleware 598 562 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.29% 1.34% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.42% 3.75% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 384 445
London median daily rate £568 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £383 £359
90th Percentile £700 £713 £683
England median daily rate £525 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
London median hourly rate £39.38 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +31.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £31.39 £50.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £47.36 £56.75 £77.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -12.50%

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 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 17,502 14,974 14,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.78% 35.83% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,315 11,121 11,240
London median daily rate £513 £488 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 99 51
London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +37.93% -3.33%
10th Percentile £18.45 £19.20 £18.30
90th Percentile £71.38 £55.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

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 16 July 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
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 16 July 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 -14 123 £550 -8.33% 19
South London -23 29 £500 -11.11% 6
East London -27 15 £513 +7.89% 5
West London -29 6 £474 -5.25% 11
North London +4 2 - -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 255 (42.64%) Java
2 200 (33.44%) Finance
3 163 (27.26%) Linux
4 162 (27.09%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (25.42%) Banking
6 149 (24.92%) Unix
7 141 (23.58%) Oracle
8 140 (23.41%) SQL
9 110 (18.39%) SQL Server
10 103 (17.22%) Windows
11 93 (15.55%) Web Services
11 93 (15.55%) Spring
12 90 (15.05%) IBM
13 81 (13.55%) Python
14 80 (13.38%) REST
15 78 (13.04%) SOA
15 78 (13.04%) Front Office
16 76 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
17 71 (11.87%) DevOps
18 70 (11.71%) TDD
19 62 (10.37%) XML
19 62 (10.37%) Docker
19 62 (10.37%) Relational Database
20 61 (10.20%) Maven
21 59 (9.87%) Investment Banking
21 59 (9.87%) Scrum
22 58 (9.70%) Git (software)
22 58 (9.70%) WebSphere
23 57 (9.53%) JMS
24 56 (9.36%) J2EE

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 58 (9.70%) WebSphere
2 52 (8.70%) Apache
3 42 (7.02%) JBoss
4 39 (6.52%) IIS
5 38 (6.35%) Mule
6 30 (5.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 30 (5.02%) Tomcat
7 28 (4.68%) WebLogic
8 26 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (3.34%) Confluence
10 15 (2.51%) Oracle Service Bus
11 12 (2.01%) CMS
12 9 (1.51%) SAS
12 9 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (1.17%) NServiceBus
14 6 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
15 5 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
15 5 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (0.84%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.67%) HipChat
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Actimize
2 8 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.33%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 2 (0.33%) Documaker
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 76 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.52%) SaaS
4 27 (4.52%) IaaS
5 24 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (4.01%) PaaS
6 11 (1.84%) Boomi
7 10 (1.67%) npm
8 9 (1.51%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.34%) Serverless
10 7 (1.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 6 (1.00%) GitHub
11 6 (1.00%) Office 365
12 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.50%) AWS Fargate
14 3 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.50%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.51%) SAN
2 20 (3.34%) Firewall
2 20 (3.34%) SSL
3 14 (2.34%) WAN
4 13 (2.17%) LAN
5 12 (2.01%) HTTP
5 12 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.84%) NAS
6 11 (1.84%) SSH
7 10 (1.67%) AMQP
7 10 (1.67%) DNS
8 8 (1.34%) DHCP
9 6 (1.00%) FTP
10 5 (0.84%) Multicast
11 4 (0.67%) BIG-IP
11 4 (0.67%) Network Security
11 4 (0.67%) Wireless
12 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.50%) Extranet
12 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 62 (10.37%) Relational Database
3 30 (5.02%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.68%) Oracle Database
5 25 (4.18%) MySQL
6 20 (3.34%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.34%) Big Data
7 14 (2.34%) KDB
7 14 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.17%) DB2
9 12 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.67%) Blockchain
12 8 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.34%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 61 (10.20%) Maven
2 58 (9.70%) Git (software)
3 48 (8.03%) Jenkins
4 29 (4.85%) JIRA
5 27 (4.52%) JUnit
6 23 (3.85%) Subversion
7 17 (2.84%) Bitbucket
8 16 (2.68%) NUnit
9 14 (2.34%) Artifactory
9 14 (2.34%) Cucumber
9 14 (2.34%) Moq
9 14 (2.34%) TeamCity
10 13 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.84%) Hudson
12 11 (1.84%) jMock
13 10 (1.67%) SonarQube
13 10 (1.67%) webpack
14 9 (1.51%) FishEye
14 9 (1.51%) Grunt
General
1 200 (33.44%) Finance
2 152 (25.42%) Banking
3 78 (13.04%) Front Office
4 59 (9.87%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.01%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.84%) Marketing
7 12 (2.01%) Back Office
8 11 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.67%) Legal
10 9 (1.51%) Billing
11 8 (1.34%) Electronics
12 7 (1.17%) Retail
13 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.67%) Advertising
15 3 (0.50%) French Language
15 3 (0.50%) Publishing
16 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.33%) International Banking
16 2 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (42.64%) Developer
2 132 (22.07%) Java Developer
3 120 (20.07%) Architect
4 52 (8.70%) Integration Developer
5 42 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
6 39 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 33 (5.52%) Analyst
8 28 (4.68%) Middleware Developer
9 26 (4.35%) Applications Support
9 26 (4.35%) Consultant
9 26 (4.35%) Integration Architect
10 22 (3.68%) C# Developer
11 21 (3.51%) Middleware Architect
12 20 (3.34%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.01%) Support Analyst
15 17 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
16 15 (2.51%) C++ Developer
16 15 (2.51%) Senior C# Developer
17 13 (2.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (15.55%) Spring
1 93 (15.55%) Web Services
2 80 (13.38%) REST
3 62 (10.37%) XML
4 57 (9.53%) JMS
5 56 (9.36%) J2EE
6 48 (8.03%) .NET
7 45 (7.53%) Apache Camel
8 41 (6.86%) HTML
8 41 (6.86%) Oracle Fusion
9 40 (6.69%) SOAP
10 36 (6.02%) JTA
10 36 (6.02%) JTS
11 34 (5.69%) Spring Integration
12 32 (5.35%) IBM Integration Bus
13 31 (5.18%) WebSphere MQ
14 30 (5.02%) JSON
14 30 (5.02%) RESTful
15 29 (4.85%) Hibernate
16 28 (4.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.02%) Equities
1 42 (7.02%) Fixed Income
1 42 (7.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 40 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.02%) Derivative
4 23 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.68%) Clustering
6 17 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 13 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.01%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.84%) DataPower
11 10 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.67%) User Experience
12 8 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.17%) Cloud Native
13 7 (1.17%) Fintech
14 6 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 163 (27.26%) Linux
2 149 (24.92%) Unix
3 103 (17.22%) Windows
4 33 (5.52%) Solaris
5 20 (3.34%) Android
5 20 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.18%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.67%) AIX
8 7 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.67%) VMS
10 3 (0.50%) CentOS
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.33%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.17%) SUSE
12 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (27.09%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (13.04%) SOA
3 71 (11.87%) DevOps
4 70 (11.71%) TDD
5 59 (9.87%) Scrum
6 55 (9.20%) SDLC
7 54 (9.03%) Multithreading
8 48 (8.03%) OO
9 47 (7.86%) Analytics
10 45 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (6.69%) BDD
11 40 (6.69%) Low Latency
11 40 (6.69%) Migration
12 39 (6.52%) ITIL
13 37 (6.19%) Microservices
13 37 (6.19%) Unit Testing
14 36 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (5.85%) Electronic Trading
15 35 (5.85%) Software Engineering
16 33 (5.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 255 (42.64%) Java
2 140 (23.41%) SQL
3 81 (13.55%) Python
4 45 (7.53%) JavaScript
5 37 (6.19%) C#
6 30 (5.02%) C++
7 26 (4.35%) Perl
8 25 (4.18%) PowerShell
9 21 (3.51%) Java 8
10 19 (3.18%) Shell Script
11 18 (3.01%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.01%) C
13 11 (1.84%) Scala
14 10 (1.67%) ES6
15 9 (1.51%) Apex Code
15 9 (1.51%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.51%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.84%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.84%) PHP
17 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (4.68%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.01%) Degree
3 19 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.17%) CISM
4 13 (2.17%) CISSP
5 11 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (1.17%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.17%) CCNA
7 7 (1.17%) CCSA
8 6 (1.00%) CISA
9 5 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.50%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.50%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.51%) QA
2 12 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.67%) NIST 800
4 6 (1.00%) GDPR
4 6 (1.00%) PSD2
5 5 (0.84%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.33%) FISMA
7 2 (0.33%) GCP
7 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) SEPA
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.17%) MiFID
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
8 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (10.37%) Docker
2 38 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.02%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.51%) NFS
6 7 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (1.00%) Firmware
7 6 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.67%) KVM
8 4 (0.67%) Xen
9 3 (0.50%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.50%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.33%) SRDF
10 2 (0.33%) vSphere
11 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.17%) iptables
11 1 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (7.19%) Ansible
2 33 (5.52%) Kubernetes
3 18 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.84%) Puppet
5 9 (1.51%) Kibana
5 9 (1.51%) Terraform
6 8 (1.34%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 7 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 6 (1.00%) Grafana
9 5 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.84%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.84%) Rancher
9 5 (0.84%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.84%) yum
10 4 (0.67%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.67%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.50%) Control-M
11 3 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 141 (23.58%) Oracle
2 90 (15.05%) IBM
3 48 (8.03%) VMware
4 47 (7.86%) Microsoft
5 40 (6.69%) TIBCO
6 33 (5.52%) MuleSoft
6 33 (5.52%) SAP
7 26 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (3.51%) Sybase
10 17 (2.84%) Cisco
11 16 (2.68%) Solace
11 16 (2.68%) Splunk
12 15 (2.51%) Axway
12 15 (2.51%) ServiceNow
12 15 (2.51%) webMethods
13 14 (2.34%) Apigee
13 14 (2.34%) Atlassian
13 14 (2.34%) CA
13 14 (2.34%) Murex