Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 292 202 218
Rank change year-on-year -90 +16 -24
Contract jobs citing Middleware 279 655 607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.82% 1.40% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 3.58% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 438 457
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £405 £400
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
London median hourly rate £37.50 £69.94 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.38% - -
England median hourly rate £48.42 £57.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -15.42% +27.22% +25.00%

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 12,295 18,303 17,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.95% 39.12% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,061 13,846 13,500
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £375 £371 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 104
London median hourly rate £47.83 £39.38 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.47% +35.78% -27.50%
10th Percentile £17.48 £20.91 £19.13
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.10 £47.83
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 46 £550 - 38
West London +21 15 £450 -10.00% 4
South London +23 8 £553 +10.50% 5
East London +28 4 £550 -8.33% 2
North London +2 1 £550 +18.92%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 88 (31.54%) SQL
2 82 (29.39%) Finance
3 80 (28.67%) Java
4 71 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (21.51%) C#
5 60 (21.51%) .NET
6 53 (19.00%) Migration
7 46 (16.49%) SQL Server
8 45 (16.13%) DevOps
9 44 (15.77%) Linux
10 42 (15.05%) Oracle
11 40 (14.34%) C++
12 38 (13.62%) Windows
12 38 (13.62%) Security Cleared
12 38 (13.62%) Azure
13 37 (13.26%) Python
14 35 (12.54%) SC Cleared
15 34 (12.19%) NoSQL
15 34 (12.19%) REST
16 33 (11.83%) Banking
16 33 (11.83%) JavaScript
17 31 (11.11%) JSON
17 31 (11.11%) SDLC
18 30 (10.75%) SOA
19 29 (10.39%) RabbitMQ
20 28 (10.04%) Test Automation
20 28 (10.04%) TIBCO
20 28 (10.04%) Front Office
20 28 (10.04%) IBM
20 28 (10.04%) Microservices

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 19 (6.81%) Tomcat
2 18 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 17 (6.09%) WebSphere
4 15 (5.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (3.94%) Confluence
6 10 (3.58%) Apache
7 9 (3.23%) JBoss
8 6 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.15%) IIS
8 6 (2.15%) WebLogic Integration
9 5 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.79%) Mule
9 5 (1.79%) nginx
9 5 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.43%) CMS
11 3 (1.08%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (5.73%) ION MarketView
2 10 (3.58%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (2.51%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (1.08%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.72%) HFM
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.62%) Azure
2 24 (8.60%) AWS
3 15 (5.38%) GitHub
4 12 (4.30%) OpenShift
4 12 (4.30%) SaaS
5 11 (3.94%) PaaS
6 8 (2.87%) GCP
7 7 (2.51%) IaaS
8 6 (2.15%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.72%) Apigee
12 2 (0.72%) Boomi
12 2 (0.72%) Office 365
12 2 (0.72%) Serverless
13 1 (0.36%) iPaaS
13 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.36%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.17%) AMQP
2 13 (4.66%) Firewall
3 8 (2.87%) HTTP
3 8 (2.87%) LAN
4 7 (2.51%) WAN
5 6 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.79%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.43%) Internet
7 4 (1.43%) Multicast
7 4 (1.43%) SAN
7 4 (1.43%) SMTP
7 4 (1.43%) VLAN
8 3 (1.08%) NAS
8 3 (1.08%) Profibus
9 2 (0.72%) DHCP
9 2 (0.72%) FTP
9 2 (0.72%) Network Security
9 2 (0.72%) VPN
9 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 34 (12.19%) NoSQL
3 24 (8.60%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (7.17%) Big Data
4 20 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.51%) KDB
8 7 (2.51%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.15%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.15%) Power BI
9 6 (2.15%) QlikView
9 6 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.15%) Star Schema
10 5 (1.79%) MySQL
11 4 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.43%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 25 (8.96%) Git (software)
1 25 (8.96%) JIRA
1 25 (8.96%) NUnit
2 22 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.81%) SpecFlow
4 11 (3.94%) Selenium
5 10 (3.58%) Maven
6 8 (2.87%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.51%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.51%) JUnit
8 6 (2.15%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.43%) Gradle
9 4 (1.43%) JBehave
9 4 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.08%) Postman
10 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.72%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.72%) Vagrant
General
1 82 (29.39%) Finance
2 33 (11.83%) Banking
3 28 (10.04%) Front Office
4 12 (4.30%) Retail
5 11 (3.94%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.51%) Advertising
7 6 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.15%) Legal
8 5 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.79%) Publishing
9 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.08%) Back Office
10 3 (1.08%) Law
10 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.36%) Marketing
12 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (36.56%) Developer
2 60 (21.51%) Architect
3 29 (10.39%) Java Developer
4 26 (9.32%) .NET Developer
4 26 (9.32%) C# Developer
5 23 (8.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (5.73%) F# Developer
7 16 (5.73%) NoSQL Developer
8 15 (5.38%) Analyst
9 12 (4.30%) Applications Architect
10 9 (3.23%) Applications Developer
10 9 (3.23%) Consultant
10 9 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 8 (2.87%) DBA
11 8 (2.87%) Integration Architect
11 8 (2.87%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.87%) Tester
11 8 (2.87%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (21.51%) .NET
2 34 (12.19%) REST
3 31 (11.11%) JSON
4 29 (10.39%) RabbitMQ
5 26 (9.32%) Kafka
6 22 (7.89%) AngularJS
7 21 (7.53%) XML
8 20 (7.17%) HTML
8 20 (7.17%) SOAP
9 19 (6.81%) React
10 18 (6.45%) Web Services
11 17 (6.09%) FIX Protocol
11 17 (6.09%) Reactive Extensions
11 17 (6.09%) Rendezvous
12 16 (5.73%) Apache Avro
12 16 (5.73%) JNI
12 16 (5.73%) Protocol Buffers
13 15 (5.38%) Node.js
14 14 (5.02%) CSS
14 14 (5.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.17%) Derivative
3 16 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.66%) Virtual Team
5 10 (3.58%) Fixed Income
6 9 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.87%) Mobile Banking
8 7 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.51%) User Experience
9 6 (2.15%) Reinsurance
10 5 (1.79%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.79%) Wiki
11 4 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.43%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.08%) Equities
12 3 (1.08%) Replication
12 3 (1.08%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.77%) Linux
2 38 (13.62%) Windows
3 23 (8.24%) Unix
4 14 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.79%) Android
5 5 (1.79%) Solaris
6 4 (1.43%) CentOS
6 4 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.72%) VMS
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (19.00%) Migration
3 45 (16.13%) DevOps
4 31 (11.11%) SDLC
5 30 (10.75%) SOA
6 28 (10.04%) Microservices
6 28 (10.04%) Test Automation
7 27 (9.68%) TDD
8 26 (9.32%) Multithreading
9 22 (7.89%) ETL
10 21 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (7.17%) Electronic Trading
11 20 (7.17%) Low Latency
12 19 (6.81%) Scrum
12 19 (6.81%) Waterfall
13 18 (6.45%) High Availability
14 17 (6.09%) CQRS
14 17 (6.09%) Data Modelling
14 17 (6.09%) Functional Programming
14 17 (6.09%) Proprietary Trading
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.54%) SQL
2 80 (28.67%) Java
3 60 (21.51%) C#
4 40 (14.34%) C++
5 37 (13.26%) Python
6 33 (11.83%) JavaScript
7 21 (7.53%) C
8 16 (5.73%) F#
9 14 (5.02%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.87%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.51%) Groovy
12 7 (2.51%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.15%) Ruby
14 5 (1.79%) Perl
14 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.72%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.54%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.96%) Degree
4 7 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.72%) CISM
8 2 (0.72%) CISSP
8 2 (0.72%) PMP
9 1 (0.36%) CEH
9 1 (0.36%) CISMP
9 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 4 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.36%) EMIR
2 1 (0.36%) GAMP
2 1 (0.36%) GxP
2 1 (0.36%) MiFID
2 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.24%) Docker
2 5 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.08%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.72%) NFS
4 2 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) KVM
5 1 (0.36%) SRDF
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.36%) Xen
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (6.81%) Ansible
2 14 (5.02%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.02%) Terraform
3 7 (2.51%) Puppet
4 6 (2.15%) Packer
5 5 (1.79%) Consul
6 4 (1.43%) logstash
6 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.08%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.08%) Grafana
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.08%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.72%) Kibana
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.36%) QRadar
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 42 (15.05%) Oracle
2 28 (10.04%) IBM
2 28 (10.04%) TIBCO
3 26 (9.32%) Microsoft
4 20 (7.17%) Red Hat
5 16 (5.73%) ION Trading
6 11 (3.94%) MuleSoft
7 10 (3.58%) Google
7 10 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (3.58%) SAP
8 8 (2.87%) VMware
9 6 (2.15%) CODA
9 6 (2.15%) Teradata
10 5 (1.79%) Informatica
11 4 (1.43%) Axway
11 4 (1.43%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.43%) Cisco
11 4 (1.43%) Splunk
12 3 (1.08%) Guidewire
12 3 (1.08%) Palo Alto