Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 180 156
Rank change year-on-year -24 -24 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 610 636 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.30% 1.42% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.49% 4.12% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 391 475
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £688 £656 £675
England median daily rate £513 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.98% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
London median hourly rate - £40.00 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.41% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.66 £38.25
% change year-on-year +37.80% -14.63% +23.39%

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 17463 15419 15021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.10% 34.32% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13339 11542 11183
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 92
London median hourly rate £30.75 £40.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.13% +11.89% +2.14%
10th Percentile £19.09 £19.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £57.44 £58.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +20 124 £581 +16.25% 11
West London -21 15 £500 +42.86% 3
East London -11 13 £569 -9.00% 3
North London -6 5 £500 -20.00%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 199 (32.62%) Finance
1 199 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (31.31%) Java
3 186 (30.49%) SQL
4 185 (30.33%) Linux
5 176 (28.85%) Banking
6 145 (23.77%) TIBCO
7 110 (18.03%) Multithreading
8 103 (16.89%) Windows
9 100 (16.39%) Unix
10 94 (15.41%) Oracle
10 94 (15.41%) SQL Server
11 84 (13.77%) JavaScript
12 82 (13.44%) HTML
12 82 (13.44%) .NET
12 82 (13.44%) DevOps
13 81 (13.28%) C#
13 81 (13.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 76 (12.46%) Front Office
15 75 (12.30%) Investment Banking
16 74 (12.13%) C++
17 72 (11.80%) Scrum
18 71 (11.64%) AngularJS
19 67 (10.98%) Git (software)
20 65 (10.66%) SOA
20 65 (10.66%) Multithreaded Programming
21 64 (10.49%) Microsoft
22 63 (10.33%) Solace
23 62 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
24 61 (10.00%) HTML5

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 35 (5.74%) Tomcat
2 31 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 27 (4.43%) Apache
3 27 (4.43%) JBoss
4 24 (3.93%) MQSeries
5 23 (3.77%) WebLogic
6 17 (2.79%) Mule
7 15 (2.46%) IIS
7 15 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (2.13%) Confluence
10 12 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (1.64%) CMS
13 9 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (1.48%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.82%) DataSynapse
14 5 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
15 4 (0.66%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.49%) HipChat
2 3 (0.49%) SPSS
3 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.31%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.15%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (1.15%) NetSuite
3 7 (1.15%) RMDS
4 5 (0.82%) Eagle PACE
4 5 (0.82%) Kondor
5 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.66%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 62 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.56%) PaaS
3 35 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (5.41%) IaaS
5 27 (4.43%) SaaS
6 14 (2.30%) npm
7 13 (2.13%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.98%) CloudBees
11 5 (0.82%) Boomi
11 5 (0.82%) GitHub
11 5 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.66%) Force.com
13 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.11%) Internet
2 16 (2.62%) Firewall
3 14 (2.30%) LAN
3 14 (2.30%) WAN
4 10 (1.64%) SAN
5 9 (1.48%) DNS
6 8 (1.31%) LDAP
6 8 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.15%) HTTP
7 7 (1.15%) SMS
8 6 (0.98%) Network Security
8 6 (0.98%) SSL
9 5 (0.82%) VPN
10 4 (0.66%) DHCP
10 4 (0.66%) FIX Connectivity
10 4 (0.66%) Intranet
11 3 (0.49%) AMQP
11 3 (0.49%) NAS
12 2 (0.33%) Broadband
12 2 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.02%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.61%) DB2
3 22 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.44%) RDBMS
5 17 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (2.46%) KDB
6 15 (2.46%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (2.13%) MySQL
9 12 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.80%) Big Data
10 11 (1.80%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.80%) Hazelcast
10 11 (1.80%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.48%) Kdb+
12 6 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.98%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 67 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 52 (8.52%) Jenkins
3 41 (6.72%) Maven
4 34 (5.57%) JIRA
4 34 (5.57%) Subversion
5 25 (4.10%) JUnit
6 18 (2.95%) NUnit
7 16 (2.62%) Selenium
8 14 (2.30%) Grunt
8 14 (2.30%) gulp
8 14 (2.30%) webpack
9 13 (2.13%) SoapUI
10 11 (1.80%) Artifactory
10 11 (1.80%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.64%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.64%) Gradle
11 10 (1.64%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.31%) Ant
14 7 (1.15%) IntelliJ
General
1 199 (32.62%) Finance
2 176 (28.85%) Banking
3 76 (12.46%) Front Office
4 75 (12.30%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.79%) Retail
6 14 (2.30%) Back Office
7 10 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.31%) Electronics
9 7 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.82%) Publishing
11 4 (0.66%) Prime Brokerage
12 3 (0.49%) Advertising
12 3 (0.49%) International Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Law
12 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.49%) Marketing
13 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 278 (45.57%) Developer
2 92 (15.08%) Java Developer
3 63 (10.33%) Architect
4 60 (9.84%) Analyst
5 56 (9.18%) C++ Developer
6 54 (8.85%) Senior Developer
7 37 (6.07%) Consultant
8 29 (4.75%) .NET Developer
9 26 (4.26%) Middleware Engineer
10 24 (3.93%) C# Developer
10 24 (3.93%) Middleware Developer
11 23 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
12 22 (3.61%) Applications Support
13 20 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
13 20 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (3.28%) Scala Developer
13 20 (3.28%) UI Developer
14 19 (3.11%) HTML Developer
14 19 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.79%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.44%) .NET
1 82 (13.44%) HTML
2 71 (11.64%) AngularJS
3 61 (10.00%) HTML5
3 61 (10.00%) Spring
4 60 (9.84%) REST
5 55 (9.02%) Web Services
6 51 (8.36%) XML
7 49 (8.03%) CSS
8 44 (7.21%) Rendezvous
9 43 (7.05%) JMS
10 37 (6.07%) Apache Camel
11 35 (5.74%) SOAP
12 32 (5.25%) RESTful
13 30 (4.92%) ASP.NET
14 29 (4.75%) RabbitMQ
15 28 (4.59%) React
16 27 (4.43%) TIBCO EMS
17 26 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
17 26 (4.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 45 (7.38%) Fixed Income
3 44 (7.21%) Derivative
4 42 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (4.75%) Equities
6 21 (3.44%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.62%) User Experience
8 14 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (2.30%) Grid Computing
9 12 (1.97%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.97%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.80%) SWIFT
11 10 (1.64%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.64%) Credit Derivative
11 10 (1.64%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.48%) STB
13 8 (1.31%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 185 (30.33%) Linux
2 103 (16.89%) Windows
3 100 (16.39%) Unix
4 60 (9.84%) Solaris
5 29 (4.75%) Windows Server
6 23 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.31%) AIX
8 6 (0.98%) zOS
9 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.49%) SUSE
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (18.03%) Multithreading
3 82 (13.44%) DevOps
4 72 (11.80%) Scrum
5 65 (10.66%) Multithreaded Programming
5 65 (10.66%) SOA
6 61 (10.00%) TDD
7 58 (9.51%) Test Automation
8 53 (8.69%) OO
9 47 (7.70%) Electronic Trading
10 46 (7.54%) SDLC
11 44 (7.21%) Performance Testing
11 44 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 42 (6.89%) Regression Testing
12 42 (6.89%) Unit Testing
13 41 (6.72%) E-Commerce
14 37 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (5.74%) Project Management
16 34 (5.57%) Configuration Management
17 33 (5.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 191 (31.31%) Java
2 186 (30.49%) SQL
3 84 (13.77%) JavaScript
4 81 (13.28%) C#
5 74 (12.13%) C++
6 54 (8.85%) Python
7 31 (5.08%) Scala
8 29 (4.75%) Perl
9 26 (4.26%) Shell Script
10 22 (3.61%) ES6
10 22 (3.61%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.61%) TypeScript
11 21 (3.44%) PowerShell
12 20 (3.28%) Groovy
13 10 (1.64%) C
14 9 (1.48%) PHP
14 9 (1.48%) X++
15 7 (1.15%) Clojure
16 6 (0.98%) ECMAScript
17 5 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (4.59%) Degree
2 21 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.48%) CISM
5 9 (1.48%) CISSP
6 6 (0.98%) CISA
6 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.49%) CCIE
8 3 (0.49%) CCNA
8 3 (0.49%) CCSA
8 3 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.49%) EMC Certification
8 3 (0.49%) JNCIA
8 3 (0.49%) MCSE
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.10%) MiFID
2 9 (1.48%) QA
3 7 (1.15%) SLA
4 3 (0.49%) AIFMD
4 3 (0.49%) FATCA
4 3 (0.49%) GCP
4 3 (0.49%) IFRS
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) SEPA
6 1 (0.16%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 57 (9.34%) Docker
2 12 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.49%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.33%) KVM
4 2 (0.33%) RHEV
5 1 (0.16%) GridGain
5 1 (0.16%) HDFS
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 48 (7.87%) Ansible
2 28 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.44%) Puppet
4 19 (3.11%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.80%) Kibana
5 11 (1.80%) MOM
6 9 (1.48%) Prometheus
6 9 (1.48%) Rancher
6 9 (1.48%) Terraform
7 8 (1.31%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.98%) Grafana
9 5 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.66%) logstash
10 4 (0.66%) Mesos
10 4 (0.66%) Nagios
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.49%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 145 (23.77%) TIBCO
2 94 (15.41%) Oracle
3 64 (10.49%) Microsoft
4 63 (10.33%) Solace
5 59 (9.67%) IBM
6 37 (6.07%) Talarian
7 35 (5.74%) Red Hat
8 20 (3.28%) Sybase
9 19 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (3.11%) VMware
10 18 (2.95%) Splunk
11 16 (2.62%) Bloomberg
11 16 (2.62%) SAP
12 14 (2.30%) Informatica
12 14 (2.30%) MuleSoft
13 13 (2.13%) ION Trading
14 9 (1.48%) DevExpress
14 9 (1.48%) Murex
15 8 (1.31%) Atlassian
16 7 (1.15%) Cisco