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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 155 145
Rank change year-on-year -36 -10  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 260 358 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.65% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.48% 5.08% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 229 225
Median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £650 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7474 7044 7223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.99% 32.45% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5553 5408 5246
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 49
Median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 42 £594 +25.00% 12
Bromley +8 4 £575 +21.05%
Canary Wharf +1 3 £625 -26.47%
Docklands, London -5 3 £575 +30.68%
Greenwich - 1 £150 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 243 (45.00%) Java
2 201 (37.22%) Finance
3 160 (29.63%) Banking
4 150 (27.78%) Linux
5 148 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
6 115 (21.30%) Oracle
7 111 (20.56%) SQL
8 109 (20.19%) Windows
9 108 (20.00%) Unix
10 95 (17.59%) Multithreading
11 90 (16.67%) IBM
12 89 (16.48%) SOA
13 84 (15.56%) TIBCO
14 76 (14.07%) SQL Server
15 74 (13.70%) WebSphere
16 70 (12.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 67 (12.41%) DevOps
18 60 (11.11%) C++
18 60 (11.11%) Scrum
19 55 (10.19%) JavaScript
19 55 (10.19%) Microsoft
19 55 (10.19%) Electronic Trading
20 53 (9.81%) HTML
20 53 (9.81%) Spring
21 52 (9.63%) Investment Banking
21 52 (9.63%) TDD
22 51 (9.44%) JSON
22 51 (9.44%) .NET
22 51 (9.44%) Test Automation
23 50 (9.26%) Amazon AWS

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 74 (13.70%) WebSphere
2 47 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 45 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 34 (6.30%) Apache
5 27 (5.00%) Mule
5 27 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 26 (4.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 25 (4.63%) JBoss
8 22 (4.07%) Oracle Service Bus
9 21 (3.89%) IIS
10 17 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (2.96%) MQSeries
12 15 (2.78%) CMS
12 15 (2.78%) Confluence
12 15 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
13 12 (2.22%) SharePoint
14 11 (2.04%) Apache Spark
15 8 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (1.11%) DataSynapse
16 6 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) HipChat
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.85%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.93%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.74%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.56%) RMDS
6 2 (0.37%) Endur
6 2 (0.37%) Maximo
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.37%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.19%) BASE24
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.19%) Magento
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.89%) IaaS
3 21 (3.89%) OpenShift
4 20 (3.70%) PaaS
5 19 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (3.33%) SaaS
7 15 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 9 (1.67%) GitHub
10 6 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.93%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.93%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.74%) Office 365
13 3 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.37%) Bluemix
14 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.07%) Firewall
2 19 (3.52%) SSL
3 15 (2.78%) Internet
4 14 (2.59%) HTTP
5 13 (2.41%) DNS
6 12 (2.22%) FTP
6 12 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.04%) WAN
8 9 (1.67%) Network Security
9 8 (1.48%) LAN
9 8 (1.48%) VPN
10 7 (1.30%) LDAP
10 7 (1.30%) SAN
11 6 (1.11%) Broadband
12 5 (0.93%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.93%) Multicast
12 5 (0.93%) SNMP
13 4 (0.74%) AMQP
13 4 (0.74%) MPLS
13 4 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.19%) DB2
3 28 (5.19%) Hadoop
4 23 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.52%) Big Data
6 16 (2.96%) MySQL
6 16 (2.96%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.78%) Hazelcast
8 13 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (2.41%) KDB
8 13 (2.41%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.22%) Kdb+
10 11 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.85%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (1.30%) Data Mart
13 7 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 43 (7.96%) Jenkins
2 41 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 38 (7.04%) Maven
4 26 (4.81%) Subversion
5 23 (4.26%) JUnit
6 20 (3.70%) JIRA
7 17 (3.15%) Cucumber
8 14 (2.59%) Eclipse
9 11 (2.04%) Bitbucket
9 11 (2.04%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.04%) webpack
10 7 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.11%) NUnit
12 5 (0.93%) Ant
12 5 (0.93%) Gradle
12 5 (0.93%) Grunt
12 5 (0.93%) Selenium
12 5 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.93%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 201 (37.22%) Finance
2 160 (29.63%) Banking
3 52 (9.63%) Investment Banking
4 47 (8.70%) Front Office
5 33 (6.11%) Telecoms
6 26 (4.81%) Electronics
7 23 (4.26%) Marketing
8 20 (3.70%) Manufacturing
9 18 (3.33%) Retail
10 14 (2.59%) Prime Brokerage
11 8 (1.48%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.48%) Legal
12 5 (0.93%) Publishing
13 4 (0.74%) Back Office
14 3 (0.56%) Advertising
14 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.37%) Billing
15 2 (0.37%) International Banking
16 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 235 (43.52%) Developer
2 104 (19.26%) Java Developer
3 84 (15.56%) Architect
4 49 (9.07%) Senior Developer
5 38 (7.04%) Analyst
6 35 (6.48%) Consultant
7 34 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
8 28 (5.19%) C++ Developer
9 26 (4.81%) Senior Java Developer
10 23 (4.26%) Scala Developer
11 21 (3.89%) Middleware Developer
12 16 (2.96%) Cloud Architect
12 16 (2.96%) Middleware Engineer
13 15 (2.78%) Integration Developer
13 15 (2.78%) SOA Developer
14 14 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
14 14 (2.59%) Java Architect
14 14 (2.59%) Java Middleware Developer
15 13 (2.41%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 12 (2.22%) KDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.81%) HTML
1 53 (9.81%) Spring
2 51 (9.44%) .NET
2 51 (9.44%) JSON
3 50 (9.26%) XML
4 46 (8.52%) HTML5
5 45 (8.33%) REST
6 42 (7.78%) Web Services
7 39 (7.22%) JMS
7 39 (7.22%) XSLT
8 35 (6.48%) AngularJS
9 34 (6.30%) Apache Camel
10 31 (5.74%) SOAP
11 30 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
12 27 (5.00%) CSS
13 25 (4.63%) Rendezvous
13 25 (4.63%) TIBCO EMS
14 23 (4.26%) WireMock
15 20 (3.70%) jQuery
16 19 (3.52%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 50 (9.26%) Fixed Income
3 41 (7.59%) Derivative
4 39 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
6 32 (5.93%) Computer Science
7 27 (5.00%) Equities
8 23 (4.26%) Data Centre
9 19 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (2.96%) Data Structures
11 14 (2.59%) Fintech
12 13 (2.41%) Algorithms
12 13 (2.41%) Grid Computing
12 13 (2.41%) Management Information System
12 13 (2.41%) SWIFT
13 12 (2.22%) User Experience
13 12 (2.22%) Virtual Team
14 11 (2.04%) DataPower
15 10 (1.85%) Digital TV
15 10 (1.85%) STB
Operating Systems
1 150 (27.78%) Linux
2 109 (20.19%) Windows
3 108 (20.00%) Unix
4 36 (6.67%) Solaris
5 25 (4.63%) Windows Server
6 18 (3.33%) AIX
7 16 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.30%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (1.30%) zOS
10 5 (0.93%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.74%) Android
11 4 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.74%) SUSE
12 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.37%) pSOS
13 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (17.59%) Multithreading
3 89 (16.48%) SOA
4 67 (12.41%) DevOps
5 60 (11.11%) Scrum
6 55 (10.19%) Electronic Trading
7 52 (9.63%) TDD
8 51 (9.44%) Test Automation
9 49 (9.07%) Low Latency
10 47 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (7.96%) Multithreaded Programming
11 43 (7.96%) Software Engineering
12 42 (7.78%) Migration
12 42 (7.78%) OO
13 34 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (6.11%) Change Management
15 29 (5.37%) Risk Management
15 29 (5.37%) SDLC
16 28 (5.19%) ITIL
16 28 (5.19%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 243 (45.00%) Java
2 111 (20.56%) SQL
3 60 (11.11%) C++
4 55 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 49 (9.07%) C#
6 34 (6.30%) Python
7 31 (5.74%) Scala
8 25 (4.63%) Shell Script
9 23 (4.26%) Perl
10 19 (3.52%) ES6
11 18 (3.33%) C
12 16 (2.96%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.96%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.59%) XPath
14 9 (1.67%) Apex Code
14 9 (1.67%) SOQL
14 9 (1.67%) SOSL
15 8 (1.48%) ECMAScript
15 8 (1.48%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.30%) JCL
Qualifications
1 32 (5.93%) Degree
2 18 (3.33%) CISSP
3 14 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.41%) CISM
4 13 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.67%) CISA
7 7 (1.30%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.74%) ISSAP
10 3 (0.56%) CCNA
10 3 (0.56%) CCSA
10 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.56%) ISEB
10 3 (0.56%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.37%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.37%) CCIE
11 2 (0.37%) EMC Certification
11 2 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.44%) MiFID
2 12 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.22%) QA
3 9 (1.67%) SEPA
4 4 (0.74%) FedRAMP
4 4 (0.74%) SLA
5 3 (0.56%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.37%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) COSO
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) EMIR
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 15022
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (7.59%) Docker
2 25 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.67%) HDFS
5 7 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.93%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.74%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.56%) KVM
9 3 (0.56%) vSphere
10 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.37%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.19%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.19%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (7.41%) Ansible
2 27 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.00%) Puppet
3 15 (2.78%) Kibana
4 14 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.04%) Prometheus
6 9 (1.67%) Grafana
7 8 (1.48%) Terraform
8 6 (1.11%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.11%) logstash
9 5 (0.93%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.74%) MOM
11 3 (0.56%) Mesos
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.56%) QRadar
12 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 115 (21.30%) Oracle
2 90 (16.67%) IBM
3 84 (15.56%) TIBCO
4 55 (10.19%) Microsoft
5 33 (6.11%) Splunk
6 32 (5.93%) Solace
7 31 (5.74%) Red Hat
8 26 (4.81%) SAP
9 24 (4.44%) VMware
10 21 (3.89%) Sybase
11 18 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (2.59%) Murex
13 13 (2.41%) Informatica
13 13 (2.41%) ION Trading
13 13 (2.41%) Talarian
13 13 (2.41%) WSO2
14 12 (2.22%) IBM Sterling
15 11 (2.04%) Cisco
16 10 (1.85%) Ab Initio
17 8 (1.48%) Cognizant
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