Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 249 260 200
Rank change year-on-year +11 -60 -16
Contract jobs citing Middleware 426 484 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.06% 1.06% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.87% 2.90% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 311 358
London median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £375
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
London median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £50.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £35.00 £56.75
England median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year +71.43% +6.87% -12.67%

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 14,820 16,714 14,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.94% 36.66% 35.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,029 12,770 10,488
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.97%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £330
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 118 90
London median hourly rate £44.18 £43.71 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -1.78% +7.88%
10th Percentile £28.35 £20.99 £19.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £68.25 £57.50
England median hourly rate £43.91 £42.27 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% +3.09% +7.89%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +9 98 £600 +9.09% 10
East London +3 22 £600 +17.07%
West London +27 13 £513 +8.47% 3
South London +7 5 £425 -15.00% 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 179 (42.02%) Java
2 157 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (33.80%) Finance
4 135 (31.69%) SQL
5 109 (25.59%) Banking
6 81 (19.01%) Linux
7 77 (18.08%) Spring
8 65 (15.26%) DevOps
9 64 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
10 61 (14.32%) Web Services
10 61 (14.32%) Oracle
11 60 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (13.62%) TDD
13 57 (13.38%) Multithreading
14 56 (13.15%) XML
15 55 (12.91%) SQL Server
16 53 (12.44%) .NET
16 53 (12.44%) Unix
16 53 (12.44%) Relational Database
17 51 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
17 51 (11.97%) Scrum
18 47 (11.03%) Jenkins
19 46 (10.80%) SAP
19 46 (10.80%) C#
19 46 (10.80%) Investment Banking
20 45 (10.56%) REST
21 44 (10.33%) Apache
22 43 (10.09%) Python
23 42 (9.86%) JMS
23 42 (9.86%) 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 44 (10.33%) Apache
2 42 (9.86%) WebSphere
3 29 (6.81%) JBoss
3 29 (6.81%) WebLogic
4 28 (6.57%) Tomcat
5 20 (4.69%) Mule
6 17 (3.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (3.76%) IIS
8 12 (2.82%) GlassFish
9 11 (2.58%) JCAPS
10 10 (2.35%) Confluence
10 10 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.64%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.94%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.94%) nginx
13 4 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.47%) InVision
2 2 (0.47%) Sketch
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.05%) SAP ERP
1 13 (3.05%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (1.41%) Actimize
4 5 (1.17%) Maximo
5 4 (0.94%) Relativity
5 4 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.47%) Endur
7 2 (0.47%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle AGIS
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 64 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.58%) SaaS
5 10 (2.35%) PaaS
6 7 (1.64%) Apigee
7 6 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.41%) IaaS
7 6 (1.41%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.17%) GitHub
9 3 (0.70%) Boomi
9 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.70%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.47%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.47%) Office 365
10 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.47%) Serverless
11 1 (0.23%) G Suite
11 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.69%) HTTP
2 18 (4.23%) AMQP
3 17 (3.99%) Internet
4 12 (2.82%) FTP
5 10 (2.35%) Firewall
6 8 (1.88%) DNS
7 5 (1.17%) LAN
7 5 (1.17%) Network Security
7 5 (1.17%) WAN
8 4 (0.94%) DHCP
8 4 (0.94%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.70%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.70%) SAN
9 3 (0.70%) SSL
10 2 (0.47%) MVNO
10 2 (0.47%) Profibus
10 2 (0.47%) RTP
10 2 (0.47%) Skype
10 2 (0.47%) SMTP
11 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 53 (12.44%) Relational Database
3 29 (6.81%) NoSQL
4 18 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.29%) RDBMS
6 14 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.05%) KDB
8 12 (2.82%) Kdb+
8 12 (2.82%) Tick Data
9 11 (2.58%) Big Data
10 9 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.88%) MySQL
12 7 (1.64%) DB2
12 7 (1.64%) Star Schema
13 6 (1.41%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 47 (11.03%) Jenkins
2 38 (8.92%) Git (software)
3 31 (7.28%) JIRA
4 29 (6.81%) Maven
5 28 (6.57%) JUnit
6 22 (5.16%) Cucumber
7 19 (4.46%) Subversion
8 16 (3.76%) Ant
8 16 (3.76%) Selenium
9 13 (3.05%) NUnit
9 13 (3.05%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.64%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.41%) jMock
12 5 (1.17%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.17%) Gradle
12 5 (1.17%) IBM UrbanCode
12 5 (1.17%) PostCSS
12 5 (1.17%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.17%) SonarQube
General
1 144 (33.80%) Finance
2 109 (25.59%) Banking
3 46 (10.80%) Investment Banking
4 39 (9.15%) Front Office
5 30 (7.04%) Marketing
6 25 (5.87%) Back Office
6 25 (5.87%) Financial Institution
7 24 (5.63%) Telecoms
8 23 (5.40%) Manufacturing
9 21 (4.93%) Electronics
10 9 (2.11%) Retail
11 7 (1.64%) Wholesale Banking
12 6 (1.41%) Billing
13 5 (1.17%) German Language
14 4 (0.94%) Advertising
15 2 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (37.56%) Developer
2 78 (18.31%) Architect
3 75 (17.61%) Java Developer
4 34 (7.98%) Integration Developer
5 33 (7.75%) C# Developer
6 31 (7.28%) .NET Developer
6 31 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (5.87%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (5.63%) Consultant
9 23 (5.40%) Analyst
10 19 (4.46%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (3.52%) Middleware Engineer
12 15 (3.52%) SAP Architect
12 15 (3.52%) Tester
13 14 (3.29%) NoSQL Developer
14 13 (3.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 13 (3.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 13 (3.05%) F# Developer
14 13 (3.05%) Hybris Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (18.08%) Spring
2 61 (14.32%) Web Services
3 56 (13.15%) XML
4 53 (12.44%) .NET
5 45 (10.56%) REST
6 42 (9.86%) J2EE
6 42 (9.86%) JMS
7 28 (6.57%) RabbitMQ
8 27 (6.34%) Kafka
9 25 (5.87%) Apache Camel
9 25 (5.87%) SOAP
10 24 (5.63%) Java EE
11 23 (5.40%) FIX Protocol
12 21 (4.93%) JTA
12 21 (4.93%) JTS
12 21 (4.93%) React
12 21 (4.93%) RESTful
13 20 (4.69%) HTML
13 20 (4.69%) Spring Integration
14 17 (3.99%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (8.22%) Data Structures
3 29 (6.81%) Derivative
3 29 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (6.34%) Fixed Income
5 17 (3.99%) Hedge funds
6 15 (3.52%) Algorithms
6 15 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.82%) Data Centre
9 11 (2.58%) Equities
10 10 (2.35%) Fintech
11 7 (1.64%) PKI
12 6 (1.41%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.17%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.17%) Clustering
13 5 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (1.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 81 (19.01%) Linux
2 53 (12.44%) Unix
3 29 (6.81%) Windows
4 15 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.64%) CentOS
5 7 (1.64%) Solaris
6 5 (1.17%) Android
7 4 (0.94%) AIX
7 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (15.26%) DevOps
3 60 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (13.62%) TDD
5 57 (13.38%) Multithreading
6 51 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (11.97%) Scrum
7 42 (9.86%) SOA
8 41 (9.62%) Test Automation
9 39 (9.15%) SDLC
10 38 (8.92%) Migration
11 36 (8.45%) Computer Science
11 36 (8.45%) Configuration Management
12 34 (7.98%) OO
13 32 (7.51%) Unit Testing
14 30 (7.04%) Low Latency
15 29 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (6.34%) Project Management
17 26 (6.10%) Electronic Trading
17 26 (6.10%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 179 (42.02%) Java
2 135 (31.69%) SQL
3 46 (10.80%) C#
4 43 (10.09%) Python
5 36 (8.45%) C++
6 22 (5.16%) Shell Script
7 21 (4.93%) JavaScript
8 14 (3.29%) XPath
9 13 (3.05%) F#
10 11 (2.58%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.35%) Ruby
11 10 (2.35%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.88%) Groovy
12 8 (1.88%) Java 8
13 7 (1.64%) C
13 7 (1.64%) Scala
13 7 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.64%) VB
14 6 (1.41%) ES6
15 5 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (8.92%) Degree
2 32 (7.51%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.87%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.35%) ACCA
5 7 (1.64%) Sun Certification
6 6 (1.41%) OCPJP
7 5 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.94%) CISM
8 4 (0.94%) CISMP
8 4 (0.94%) CISSP
9 3 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.47%) CBAP
10 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.23%) CFA
11 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.15%) QA
2 10 (2.35%) SEPA
3 8 (1.88%) PSD2
4 2 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.47%) FATCA
4 2 (0.47%) GAMP
4 2 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.23%) MiFID
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (5.16%) Docker
2 20 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.23%) HDFS
6 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.23%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 41 (9.62%) Ansible
2 26 (6.10%) Terraform
3 21 (4.93%) Kubernetes
4 15 (3.52%) Puppet
5 12 (2.82%) Control-M
6 11 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.41%) Consul
10 5 (1.17%) Packer
11 3 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 2 (0.47%) Grafana
12 2 (0.47%) IBM BigFix
12 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.47%) Oozie
12 2 (0.47%) SCCM
12 2 (0.47%) vRealize
13 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (14.32%) Oracle
2 46 (10.80%) SAP
3 39 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 34 (7.98%) IBM
5 32 (7.51%) TIBCO
6 19 (4.46%) Red Hat
7 17 (3.99%) Splunk
8 13 (3.05%) hybris
8 13 (3.05%) Sybase
8 13 (3.05%) VMware
9 11 (2.58%) HP
10 10 (2.35%) MuleSoft
10 10 (2.35%) Murex
10 10 (2.35%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.88%) Google
11 8 (1.88%) ION Trading
12 7 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.64%) webMethods
13 6 (1.41%) AppDynamics
13 6 (1.41%) Sun