Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 201 204
Rank change year-on-year -75 +3 -27
Contract jobs citing Middleware 342 658 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.89% 1.45% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.47% 3.68% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 441 412
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £711 £700 £711
England median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
London median hourly rate £25.00 £69.94 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.25% - -
England median hourly rate £47.41 £45.69 £46.00
% change year-on-year +3.77% -0.68% +61.40%

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 13,823 17,893 16,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.14% 39.35% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,299 13,521 12,294
London median daily rate £525 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +3.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 90 105
London median hourly rate £47.83 £43.83 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.12% +25.24% -12.50%
10th Percentile £20.50 £20.83 £18.20
90th Percentile £82.90 £73.00 £51.20
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +9.59%

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 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in London over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 September 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 -25 74 £550 +4.76% 14
West London +23 17 £500 - 11
East London +5 8 £525 -1.18% 1
South London +14 7 £650 +30.00% 5
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 103 (30.12%) Finance
1 103 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (29.24%) Java
3 83 (24.27%) SQL
4 61 (17.84%) .NET
5 59 (17.25%) Migration
6 57 (16.67%) C#
7 56 (16.37%) DevOps
8 49 (14.33%) SQL Server
9 48 (14.04%) Python
9 48 (14.04%) Banking
9 48 (14.04%) Azure
10 46 (13.45%) Oracle
11 44 (12.87%) Security Cleared
12 43 (12.57%) Linux
13 42 (12.28%) C++
14 38 (11.11%) SDLC
15 37 (10.82%) Windows
15 37 (10.82%) SC Cleared
16 35 (10.23%) Front Office
16 35 (10.23%) JavaScript
16 35 (10.23%) XML
16 35 (10.23%) NoSQL
17 33 (9.65%) Microsoft
17 33 (9.65%) TDD
17 33 (9.65%) JSON
18 32 (9.36%) SOA
18 32 (9.36%) TIBCO
19 30 (8.77%) Jenkins
19 30 (8.77%) Multithreading

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 22 (6.43%) WebLogic
2 21 (6.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (5.85%) WebSphere
4 16 (4.68%) JBoss
5 13 (3.80%) Apache
6 12 (3.51%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.34%) IIS
8 7 (2.05%) Confluence
9 6 (1.75%) Mule
9 6 (1.75%) WebLogic Integration
10 5 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.46%) CMS
10 5 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (1.46%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.88%) Apache Qpid
12 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.58%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (0.58%) InVision
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.58%) Sketch
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.39%) ION MarketView
2 9 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (1.46%) Actimize
5 5 (1.46%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (1.17%) SAP ERP
6 4 (1.17%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.88%) Relativity
7 3 (0.88%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 48 (14.04%) Azure
2 28 (8.19%) AWS
3 13 (3.80%) GitHub
4 11 (3.22%) GCP
4 11 (3.22%) OpenShift
4 11 (3.22%) SaaS
5 10 (2.92%) PaaS
6 9 (2.63%) Power Platform
7 8 (2.34%) IaaS
8 6 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (1.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.88%) Apigee
10 3 (0.88%) Serverless
11 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.58%) Office 365
11 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.14%) AMQP
2 13 (3.80%) Firewall
2 13 (3.80%) HTTP
3 11 (3.22%) Internet
4 6 (1.75%) LAN
4 6 (1.75%) Network Security
5 5 (1.46%) DNS
5 5 (1.46%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.46%) WAN
6 4 (1.17%) FTP
6 4 (1.17%) SAN
6 4 (1.17%) SMTP
6 4 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.17%) VLAN
7 3 (0.88%) DHCP
7 3 (0.88%) Multicast
7 3 (0.88%) Profibus
8 2 (0.58%) NAS
8 2 (0.58%) RTP
8 2 (0.58%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.33%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.23%) NoSQL
3 24 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (4.97%) Big Data
6 17 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.63%) Power BI
9 7 (2.05%) Star Schema
10 6 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.75%) KDB
10 6 (1.75%) Neo4j
10 6 (1.75%) QlikView
10 6 (1.75%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
11 5 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.46%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 30 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 27 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 26 (7.60%) JIRA
4 25 (7.31%) NUnit
5 18 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 11 (3.22%) Selenium
7 9 (2.63%) Maven
8 7 (2.05%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.05%) JUnit
8 7 (2.05%) PostCSS
8 7 (2.05%) webpack
9 5 (1.46%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.46%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.17%) Gradle
11 3 (0.88%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.58%) Protractor
12 2 (0.58%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 103 (30.12%) Finance
2 48 (14.04%) Banking
3 35 (10.23%) Front Office
4 18 (5.26%) Public Sector
5 17 (4.97%) Back Office
6 16 (4.68%) Retail
7 15 (4.39%) Financial Institution
7 15 (4.39%) Investment Banking
8 11 (3.22%) Advertising
9 8 (2.34%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.34%) Marketing
9 8 (2.34%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.46%) Billing
10 5 (1.46%) Electronics
10 5 (1.46%) German Language
11 4 (1.17%) Prime Brokerage
12 3 (0.88%) Law
12 3 (0.88%) Publishing
13 2 (0.58%) Legal
14 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 121 (35.38%) Developer
2 73 (21.35%) Architect
3 36 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 34 (9.94%) Analyst
5 33 (9.65%) .NET Developer
5 33 (9.65%) C# Developer
6 31 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (5.85%) Consultant
8 20 (5.85%) NoSQL Developer
9 18 (5.26%) F# Developer
10 17 (4.97%) Business Analyst
11 15 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.39%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.51%) Applications Architect
12 12 (3.51%) Applications Developer
13 11 (3.22%) WinForms Developer
14 10 (2.92%) Software Engineer
15 9 (2.63%) SAP Architect
15 9 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (17.84%) .NET
2 35 (10.23%) XML
3 33 (9.65%) JSON
4 28 (8.19%) RabbitMQ
5 27 (7.89%) AngularJS
6 26 (7.60%) Kafka
6 26 (7.60%) React
7 24 (7.02%) FIX Protocol
8 23 (6.73%) Web Services
9 22 (6.43%) REST
10 21 (6.14%) Node.js
10 21 (6.14%) Spring
11 19 (5.56%) Apache Avro
11 19 (5.56%) HTML
11 19 (5.56%) SOAP
12 18 (5.26%) Protocol Buffers
12 18 (5.26%) Reactive Extensions
12 18 (5.26%) Rendezvous
13 17 (4.97%) J2EE
14 15 (4.39%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.43%) Derivative
3 19 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.09%) Virtual Team
5 13 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (3.22%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.34%) Cloud Native
8 8 (2.34%) User Experience
9 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.05%) PKI
10 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.75%) Equities
10 6 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.75%) Reinsurance
10 6 (1.75%) Wiki
11 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.17%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.17%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.57%) Linux
2 37 (10.82%) Windows
3 16 (4.68%) Unix
4 14 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.75%) CentOS
6 5 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.88%) Android
7 3 (0.88%) Solaris
8 2 (0.58%) AIX
8 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (17.25%) Migration
3 56 (16.37%) DevOps
4 38 (11.11%) SDLC
5 33 (9.65%) TDD
6 32 (9.36%) SOA
7 30 (8.77%) Multithreading
8 26 (7.60%) ETL
9 25 (7.31%) Microservices
9 25 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (7.31%) Test Automation
10 23 (6.73%) Data Migration
10 23 (6.73%) Electronic Trading
10 23 (6.73%) Low Latency
11 21 (6.14%) Unit Testing
12 20 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (5.85%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (5.85%) Waterfall
13 19 (5.56%) Scrum
14 18 (5.26%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 100 (29.24%) Java
2 83 (24.27%) SQL
3 57 (16.67%) C#
4 48 (14.04%) Python
5 42 (12.28%) C++
6 35 (10.23%) JavaScript
7 21 (6.14%) C
8 19 (5.56%) Bash Shell
9 18 (5.26%) F#
10 11 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.22%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.63%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.34%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.34%) Ruby
13 7 (2.05%) ES6
13 7 (2.05%) Groovy
14 5 (1.46%) Perl
15 4 (1.17%) VB
16 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.82%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.89%) Degree
4 9 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.34%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.17%) CISSP
7 4 (1.17%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.88%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.88%) CISM
8 3 (0.88%) CISMP
9 2 (0.58%) CBAP
9 2 (0.58%) PMP
9 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.29%) CFA
10 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.22%) QA
2 5 (1.46%) PSD2
3 2 (0.58%) EMIR
3 2 (0.58%) MiFID
3 2 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.29%) GAMP
4 1 (0.29%) GxP
4 1 (0.29%) NIST
4 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (6.43%) Docker
2 11 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.88%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.29%) HDFS
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.29%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (5.85%) Terraform
2 19 (5.56%) Ansible
3 13 (3.80%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.05%) Packer
5 6 (1.75%) Puppet
6 5 (1.46%) Consul
7 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.88%) Control-M
8 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.58%) logstash
9 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.29%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.29%) Grafana
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.29%) Kibana
10 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.29%) SCCM
10 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 46 (13.45%) Oracle
2 33 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 32 (9.36%) TIBCO
4 25 (7.31%) SAP
5 23 (6.73%) IBM
6 17 (4.97%) Splunk
7 16 (4.68%) ION Trading
8 15 (4.39%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.51%) MuleSoft
9 12 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (3.22%) Google
10 11 (3.22%) VMware
11 6 (1.75%) CODA
12 5 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.46%) hybris
12 5 (1.46%) Informatica
13 4 (1.17%) AppDynamics
13 4 (1.17%) Cisco
13 4 (1.17%) Citrix
14 3 (0.88%) Adobe