Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 246 237
Rank change year-on-year +88 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 343 276 521
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.71% 0.98% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.66% 2.69% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 193 348
Median daily rate £600 £525 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £405 £413 £400
90th Percentile £700 £700 £725
England median daily rate £538 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £50.50 £58.75
% change year-on-year +13.86% -14.04% +38.24%

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 7,360 10,279 16,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.60% 36.63% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,436 7,656 12,581
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £375 £370
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 62
Median hourly rate £44.25 £48.85 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.42% +26.88% +32.76%
10th Percentile £23.13 £25.33 £24.11
90th Percentile £67.25 £78.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +8.75%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in London

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Middleware in London.

Daily rate trend for Middleware in London

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Middleware in London over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Middleware in London

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Middleware in London.

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 5 March 2021. 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 +78 28 £675 +35.00% 12
West London +44 8 £500 +14.29% 4
South London +40 4 £543 -0.55% 3
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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.

1 223 (65.01%) Java
2 144 (41.98%) Spring
3 135 (39.36%) Apache Camel
4 126 (36.73%) Banking
4 126 (36.73%) Finance
5 118 (34.40%) Linux
6 109 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
7 103 (30.03%) Mule
8 91 (26.53%) REST
8 91 (26.53%) Front Office
9 89 (25.95%) Red Hat Fuse
10 88 (25.66%) Spring Integration
11 86 (25.07%) Oracle
12 85 (24.78%) Relational Database
12 85 (24.78%) Kubernetes
13 84 (24.49%) Web Services
14 72 (20.99%) Docker
15 71 (20.70%) Unix
16 67 (19.53%) Microservices
17 56 (16.33%) Investment Banking
18 54 (15.74%) TDD
19 53 (15.45%) Git (software)
20 51 (14.87%) OO
20 51 (14.87%) XML
21 49 (14.29%) SQL
21 49 (14.29%) Jenkins
22 45 (13.12%) JavaScript
23 44 (12.83%) SOAP
23 44 (12.83%) SOA
23 44 (12.83%) Public Sector

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
1 103 (30.03%) Mule
2 89 (25.95%) Red Hat Fuse
3 35 (10.20%) JBoss
4 26 (7.58%) Confluence
5 25 (7.29%) Apache
6 20 (5.83%) WebSphere
7 17 (4.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (3.79%) SharePoint
9 11 (3.21%) Oracle Service Bus
9 11 (3.21%) Tomcat
10 10 (2.92%) Apache ServiceMix
10 10 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (2.62%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.17%) Anypoint
13 4 (1.17%) CMS
13 4 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.17%) IIS
14 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.17%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.17%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle BRM
3 3 (0.87%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.58%) Eikon
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.58%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.24%) Azure
2 28 (8.16%) AWS
3 25 (7.29%) OpenShift
4 21 (6.12%) Apigee
5 11 (3.21%) Boomi
5 11 (3.21%) GCP
6 8 (2.33%) Power Platform
6 8 (2.33%) SaaS
7 7 (2.04%) PaaS
8 6 (1.75%) IaaS
9 4 (1.17%) AWS CodeDeploy
9 4 (1.17%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (1.17%) Force.com
9 4 (1.17%) GitHub
9 4 (1.17%) iPaaS
9 4 (1.17%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (1.17%) npm
10 3 (0.87%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (0.87%) Logic Apps
10 3 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.29%) HTTP
2 11 (3.21%) SAN
3 8 (2.33%) Multicast
3 8 (2.33%) NAS
4 7 (2.04%) FTP
5 6 (1.75%) DNS
6 5 (1.46%) SSL
6 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.46%) WAN
7 4 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.17%) FCoE
7 4 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (1.17%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.17%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.17%) LAN
8 3 (0.87%) DVB
8 3 (0.87%) IPv4
8 3 (0.87%) IPv6
8 3 (0.87%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (24.78%) Relational Database
2 27 (7.87%) MySQL
3 25 (7.29%) SQL Server
4 19 (5.54%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.08%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.21%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.75%) Tableau
10 5 (1.46%) Power BI
11 4 (1.17%) Big Data
11 4 (1.17%) DB2
11 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.17%) HBase
12 3 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
14 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 53 (15.45%) Git (software)
2 49 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 30 (8.75%) JIRA
4 24 (7.00%) JUnit
5 16 (4.66%) Maven
6 15 (4.37%) Subversion
7 13 (3.79%) Cucumber
7 13 (3.79%) jMock
8 12 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (2.92%) FishEye
9 10 (2.92%) Hudson
9 10 (2.92%) SonarQube
10 9 (2.62%) Selenium
11 6 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.46%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.17%) GCC
13 4 (1.17%) GDB
13 4 (1.17%) JMeter
13 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.17%) webpack
General
1 126 (36.73%) Banking
1 126 (36.73%) Finance
2 91 (26.53%) Front Office
3 56 (16.33%) Investment Banking
4 44 (12.83%) Public Sector
5 29 (8.45%) Telecoms
6 28 (8.16%) Marketing
7 26 (7.58%) Electronics
7 26 (7.58%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.33%) Retail
9 4 (1.17%) Advertising
10 3 (0.87%) Billing
10 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.58%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (56.27%) Developer
2 153 (44.61%) Java Developer
3 84 (24.49%) Integration Developer
4 59 (17.20%) Senior Developer
5 58 (16.91%) Senior Java Developer
6 57 (16.62%) Architect
7 38 (11.08%) Senior Integration Developer
8 27 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (5.54%) Middleware Developer
10 16 (4.66%) Analyst
11 14 (4.08%) Java Architect
11 14 (4.08%) Lead Developer
12 13 (3.79%) Java Middleware Developer
13 12 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (3.50%) Java Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.50%) React Developer
14 11 (3.21%) Middleware Engineer
14 11 (3.21%) Senior Middleware Developer
14 11 (3.21%) Technical Architect
15 9 (2.62%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (41.98%) Spring
2 135 (39.36%) Apache Camel
3 91 (26.53%) REST
4 88 (25.66%) Spring Integration
5 84 (24.49%) Web Services
6 51 (14.87%) XML
7 44 (12.83%) SOAP
8 41 (11.95%) Hibernate
8 41 (11.95%) HTML
8 41 (11.95%) JMS
8 41 (11.95%) JSON
9 40 (11.66%) AngularJS
9 40 (11.66%) RESTful
10 34 (9.91%) XSLT
11 31 (9.04%) HTML5
12 28 (8.16%) Oracle Fusion
13 27 (7.87%) jQuery
13 27 (7.87%) Spring Boot
14 23 (6.71%) Ajax
14 23 (6.71%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.79%) Fixed Income
2 28 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.41%) Clustering
5 17 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (3.79%) Equities
7 9 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.33%) Cloud Native
8 8 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.33%) Replication
9 6 (1.75%) DataPower
10 5 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.46%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.46%) STB
10 5 (1.46%) User Experience
11 4 (1.17%) AS400
11 4 (1.17%) iSeries
11 4 (1.17%) LPAR
11 4 (1.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 118 (34.40%) Linux
2 71 (20.70%) Unix
3 20 (5.83%) Windows
4 16 (4.66%) Apple iOS
5 14 (4.08%) Android
6 10 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.04%) Solaris
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.17%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) VMS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.53%) Microservices
3 54 (15.74%) TDD
4 51 (14.87%) OO
5 44 (12.83%) SOA
6 41 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (10.79%) DevOps
8 33 (9.62%) High Availability
9 31 (9.04%) Performance Tuning
9 31 (9.04%) Scrum
10 30 (8.75%) BDD
10 30 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (8.45%) Migration
12 27 (7.87%) Open Source
13 26 (7.58%) Digital Marketing
13 26 (7.58%) Programme Management
14 25 (7.29%) Unit Testing
15 24 (7.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (7.00%) Data Modelling
15 24 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 223 (65.01%) Java
2 49 (14.29%) SQL
3 45 (13.12%) JavaScript
4 24 (7.00%) Java 8
4 24 (7.00%) XPath
5 18 (5.25%) Python
6 13 (3.79%) ES6
6 13 (3.79%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.62%) C#
8 8 (2.33%) C
8 8 (2.33%) C++
8 8 (2.33%) Java 9
9 7 (2.04%) Apex Code
9 7 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.87%) ABAP
11 3 (0.87%) Groovy
11 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 31 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.12%) Degree
4 16 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (4.08%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.58%) PMP
8 2 (0.58%) RHCA
8 2 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.50%) QA
2 7 (2.04%) MiFID
3 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.58%) GDPR
4 2 (0.58%) PSD2
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) NIST
5 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 72 (20.99%) Docker
2 10 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.17%) KVM
4 4 (1.17%) NFS
4 4 (1.17%) PowerHA
4 4 (1.17%) SRDF
4 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.17%) Xen
5 2 (0.58%) GPFS
5 2 (0.58%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.58%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 85 (24.78%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.50%) Ansible
3 8 (2.33%) Terraform
4 7 (2.04%) Puppet
5 5 (1.46%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.17%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.58%) Grafana
8 2 (0.58%) Kibana
8 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.58%) Salt
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.29%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.29%) logstash
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 86 (25.07%) Oracle
2 38 (11.08%) MuleSoft
3 34 (9.91%) SAP
4 26 (7.58%) Red Hat
5 24 (7.00%) Sybase
6 22 (6.41%) IBM
6 22 (6.41%) TIBCO
7 20 (5.83%) Atlassian
8 14 (4.08%) Microsoft
9 13 (3.79%) VMware
10 12 (3.50%) ION Trading
11 11 (3.21%) Murex
11 11 (3.21%) Talend
12 10 (2.92%) Axway
12 10 (2.92%) Dell
12 10 (2.92%) Fiorano
12 10 (2.92%) Jitterbit
12 10 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (2.92%) webMethods
12 10 (2.92%) WSO2