Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 219 239 191
Rank change year-on-year +20 -48 -1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 560 545 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.26% 1.18% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.26% 3.23% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 408 377
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £394 £375
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
London median hourly rate £100.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +187.14% -12.50% -18.93%
10th Percentile £100.25 £35.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £100.75 £35.00 £54.50
England median hourly rate £58.75 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +34.29% -2.78% +16.99%

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 17,189 16,899 14,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.60% 36.59% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,930 13,087 10,922
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £373 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 99 76
London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -28.89% +19.21%
10th Percentile £24.79 £20.60 £20.67
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £73.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -38 89 £600 +9.09% 29
West London +14 18 £488 -2.50% 18
South London +11 16 £475 - 3
East London -16 15 £600 - 8
North London -3 11 £444 -11.25%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 266 (47.50%) Java
2 190 (33.93%) Finance
3 184 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (32.32%) Banking
5 175 (31.25%) SQL
6 151 (26.96%) Oracle
7 146 (26.07%) Linux
8 116 (20.71%) Spring
9 109 (19.46%) Unix
10 94 (16.79%) SQL Server
11 86 (15.36%) Apache
12 84 (15.00%) Windows
12 84 (15.00%) WebLogic
13 82 (14.64%) Scrum
14 80 (14.29%) Investment Banking
15 75 (13.39%) Web Services
15 75 (13.39%) XML
16 74 (13.21%) TDD
16 74 (13.21%) REST
17 69 (12.32%) Migration
18 67 (11.96%) WebSphere
19 64 (11.43%) Relational Database
19 64 (11.43%) DevOps
20 62 (11.07%) .NET
21 60 (10.71%) JMS
21 60 (10.71%) Test Automation
22 59 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
23 58 (10.36%) SOA
23 58 (10.36%) Front Office
24 56 (10.00%) 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 86 (15.36%) Apache
2 84 (15.00%) WebLogic
3 67 (11.96%) WebSphere
4 48 (8.57%) Tomcat
5 45 (8.04%) JBoss
5 45 (8.04%) Mule
6 43 (7.68%) IIS
7 33 (5.89%) Oracle Service Bus
8 22 (3.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (3.75%) Confluence
10 20 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 19 (3.39%) SharePoint
12 18 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (1.61%) MQSeries
14 8 (1.43%) K2 blackpearl
15 7 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (1.07%) CMS
16 6 (1.07%) OpenStack
16 6 (1.07%) SAS
17 5 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Actimize
2 5 (0.89%) Maximo
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.71%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.71%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.36%) Kondor
5 2 (0.36%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.36%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.89%) PaaS
4 23 (4.11%) IaaS
5 16 (2.86%) SaaS
6 15 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (1.79%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.25%) GitHub
10 5 (0.89%) Boomi
11 4 (0.71%) Apigee
12 3 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
12 3 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.36%) npm
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.18%) Office 365
14 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.11%) Firewall
2 18 (3.21%) DMZ
3 9 (1.61%) HTTP
3 9 (1.61%) SAN
3 9 (1.61%) SSL
4 8 (1.43%) Kerberos
5 7 (1.25%) Internet
6 6 (1.07%) AMQP
7 3 (0.54%) FTP
7 3 (0.54%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.36%) DNS
8 2 (0.36%) LAN
8 2 (0.36%) NAS
8 2 (0.36%) Network Security
8 2 (0.36%) WAN
8 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.18%) 4G
9 1 (0.18%) LTE
9 1 (0.18%) PABX
9 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 64 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.82%) MySQL
3 27 (4.82%) Oracle Database
4 24 (4.29%) DB2
5 23 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.86%) KDB
7 15 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (2.50%) Big Data
9 12 (2.14%) Kdb+
9 12 (2.14%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.96%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.79%) Tick Data
12 9 (1.61%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.25%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (8.21%) Git (software)
2 42 (7.50%) Maven
3 39 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 32 (5.71%) JIRA
5 29 (5.18%) JUnit
6 23 (4.11%) Subversion
7 21 (3.75%) Cucumber
8 18 (3.21%) Selenium
9 12 (2.14%) JMeter
10 11 (1.96%) jMock
11 9 (1.61%) Gradle
11 9 (1.61%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.61%) TeamCity
12 8 (1.43%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.43%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.43%) IntelliJ
13 7 (1.25%) HP UFT
13 7 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.07%) Artifactory
14 6 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 190 (33.93%) Finance
2 181 (32.32%) Banking
3 80 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 58 (10.36%) Front Office
5 30 (5.36%) Financial Institution
6 25 (4.46%) Marketing
7 17 (3.04%) Manufacturing
7 17 (3.04%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.86%) Back Office
9 15 (2.68%) Electronics
9 15 (2.68%) Retail
10 10 (1.79%) Advertising
11 9 (1.61%) Law
12 5 (0.89%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.71%) Publishing
14 3 (0.54%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.36%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.36%) Legal
15 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 218 (38.93%) Developer
2 120 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 81 (14.46%) Architect
4 59 (10.54%) Integration Developer
5 43 (7.68%) Consultant
6 29 (5.18%) Analyst
7 28 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 27 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.75%) Integration Architect
10 21 (3.75%) Senior Java Developer
11 20 (3.57%) Middleware Engineer
12 19 (3.39%) Administrator
13 18 (3.21%) SharePoint Engineer
13 18 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 14 (2.50%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 14 (2.50%) Middleware Developer
15 13 (2.32%) Scala Developer
15 13 (2.32%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (20.71%) Spring
2 75 (13.39%) Web Services
2 75 (13.39%) XML
3 74 (13.21%) REST
4 62 (11.07%) .NET
5 60 (10.71%) JMS
6 56 (10.00%) J2EE
7 47 (8.39%) Apache Camel
8 43 (7.68%) Spring Integration
9 38 (6.79%) HTML
9 38 (6.79%) JTA
9 38 (6.79%) JTS
10 36 (6.43%) SOAP
11 34 (6.07%) LDAP
12 28 (5.00%) Java EE
12 28 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
13 26 (4.64%) JSON
14 23 (4.11%) OAuth
15 21 (3.75%) EntireX
15 21 (3.75%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.50%) Fixed Income
2 35 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.07%) Derivative
4 25 (4.46%) Equities
5 24 (4.29%) Data Structures
6 21 (3.75%) Clustering
6 21 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (3.21%) Algorithms
9 17 (3.04%) Fintech
10 13 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (2.32%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.96%) Credit Derivative
11 11 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.43%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.25%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.07%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 146 (26.07%) Linux
2 109 (19.46%) Unix
3 84 (15.00%) Windows
4 29 (5.18%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.93%) Solaris
6 20 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.07%) Android
9 5 (0.89%) AIX
10 3 (0.54%) VMS
11 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (14.64%) Scrum
3 74 (13.21%) TDD
4 69 (12.32%) Migration
5 64 (11.43%) DevOps
6 60 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 58 (10.36%) SOA
8 55 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (9.64%) Multithreading
10 48 (8.57%) Integration Testing
10 48 (8.57%) OO
11 45 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (7.32%) BDD
12 41 (7.32%) ITIL
13 38 (6.79%) SDLC
14 34 (6.07%) Electronic Trading
15 32 (5.71%) Microservices
15 32 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (5.36%) Computer Science
16 30 (5.36%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 266 (47.50%) Java
2 175 (31.25%) SQL
3 43 (7.68%) Python
4 34 (6.07%) C#
5 33 (5.89%) JavaScript
6 24 (4.29%) Shell Script
7 23 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 21 (3.75%) Java 8
9 18 (3.21%) C++
10 17 (3.04%) Perl
11 16 (2.86%) Scala
12 8 (1.43%) C
13 6 (1.07%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.07%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.07%) XPath
14 5 (0.89%) ES6
14 5 (0.89%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.89%) VBA
15 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.18%) Degree
4 13 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.07%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.89%) RHCE
9 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.54%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.36%) ACCA
11 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CISA
12 1 (0.18%) CISSP
12 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.18%) ISEB
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.18%) MCSA
12 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.57%) QA
2 9 (1.61%) PSD2
3 7 (1.25%) GDPR
4 6 (1.07%) SEPA
5 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.36%) HL7
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) FATCA
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) MiFID
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (5.54%) Docker
2 20 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.54%) LXC
6 3 (0.54%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.54%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.36%) HDFS
8 1 (0.18%) Gluster
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (7.86%) Ansible
2 23 (4.11%) Kubernetes
3 22 (3.93%) CA Single Sign-On
4 20 (3.57%) Puppet
5 15 (2.68%) Forum Sentry
5 15 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.32%) Terraform
7 12 (2.14%) ITRS Geneos
7 12 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.07%) Control-M
8 6 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.71%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 3 (0.54%) Grafana
10 3 (0.54%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.54%) Kibana
10 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.36%) Oozie
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 151 (26.96%) Oracle
2 52 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 45 (8.04%) IBM
4 43 (7.68%) TIBCO
5 41 (7.32%) SAP
6 37 (6.61%) Red Hat
7 29 (5.18%) MuleSoft
8 25 (4.46%) Sybase
9 24 (4.29%) VMware
10 19 (3.39%) Axway
11 17 (3.04%) Dynatrace
12 15 (2.68%) ServiceNow
13 14 (2.50%) HP
14 13 (2.32%) Atlassian
14 13 (2.32%) Murex
15 12 (2.14%) Talend
16 10 (1.79%) Google
17 9 (1.61%) webMethods
18 8 (1.43%) DevExpress
18 8 (1.43%) Workday