Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 223 258
Rank change year-on-year +34 +35 +10
Contract jobs citing Middleware 335 234 434
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.42% 1.11% 1.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.91% 2.95% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 161 296
10th Percentile £425 £400 £413
25th Percentile £513 £450 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £550 £600
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £654
90th Percentile " £750 £725
England median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £57.50 £53.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +8.49% -11.67% +70.21%

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 8,559 7,935 15,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.32% 37.69% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,409 5,931 11,358
10th Percentile £380 £375 £375
25th Percentile £450 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year -0.94% +0.95% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 62
10th Percentile £19.39 £24.55 £24.11
25th Percentile £36.25 £31.63 £28.50
Median hourly rate £50.00 £51.43 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -2.77% +16.40% +3.95%
75th Percentile £65.00 £64.97 £49.78
90th Percentile £68.00 £72.28 £56.23
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.42 £44.71
% change year-on-year -3.05% +3.82% +6.75%

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 12 May 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 12 May 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 +40 38 £675 +35.00% 9
West London +20 5 £525 +20.00% 3
South London +35 1 £438 -16.67% 2
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 12 May 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.

1 215 (64.18%) Java
2 142 (42.39%) Banking
3 130 (38.81%) Spring
4 120 (35.82%) Finance
5 119 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (33.13%) Linux
6 111 (33.13%) Apache Camel
7 106 (31.64%) Front Office
8 89 (26.57%) Social Skills
9 88 (26.27%) Mule
10 87 (25.97%) REST
11 84 (25.07%) Investment Banking
12 83 (24.78%) Spring Integration
13 81 (24.18%) Unix
14 76 (22.69%) Relational Database
15 70 (20.90%) Red Hat Fuse
16 69 (20.60%) Kubernetes
17 65 (19.40%) Web Services
18 60 (17.91%) Oracle
18 60 (17.91%) Docker
19 53 (15.82%) Microservices
20 51 (15.22%) Fixed Income
20 51 (15.22%) JavaScript
20 51 (15.22%) Azure
21 48 (14.33%) Git (software)
21 48 (14.33%) OO
22 43 (12.84%) SQL
23 40 (11.94%) HTML
24 39 (11.64%) Python
24 39 (11.64%) AngularJS

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 88 (26.27%) Mule
2 70 (20.90%) Red Hat Fuse
3 27 (8.06%) JBoss
4 24 (7.16%) Apache
5 23 (6.87%) Confluence
6 17 (5.07%) Tomcat
7 16 (4.78%) SharePoint
8 15 (4.48%) WebSphere
9 11 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (2.99%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.49%) Anypoint
12 4 (1.19%) CMS
12 4 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.90%) IIS
13 3 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.60%) nginx
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.60%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 11 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.90%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle BRM
2 3 (0.90%) Siebel CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Eikon
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.22%) Azure
2 37 (11.04%) AWS
3 22 (6.57%) GCP
4 21 (6.27%) OpenShift
5 10 (2.99%) IaaS
6 8 (2.39%) GitHub
6 8 (2.39%) PaaS
7 6 (1.79%) Force.com
7 6 (1.79%) SaaS
8 5 (1.49%) npm
8 5 (1.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 5 (1.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (1.19%) Apigee
9 4 (1.19%) iPaaS
9 4 (1.19%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (1.19%) Serverless
10 3 (0.90%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 3 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.78%) NAS
2 14 (4.18%) SAN
3 12 (3.58%) FTP
4 11 (3.28%) HTTP
5 10 (2.99%) Multicast
6 6 (1.79%) WAN
7 5 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (1.49%) DNS
7 5 (1.49%) FCoE
7 5 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.49%) Firewall
7 5 (1.49%) iSCSI
7 5 (1.49%) LAN
7 5 (1.49%) SSL
8 4 (1.19%) VLAN
9 3 (0.90%) DVB
9 3 (0.90%) IPv4
9 3 (0.90%) IPv6
9 3 (0.90%) Network Security
10 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (22.69%) Relational Database
2 33 (9.85%) MySQL
3 29 (8.66%) SQL Server
4 25 (7.46%) NoSQL
5 17 (5.07%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.69%) DB2
8 5 (1.49%) Tableau
9 4 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.19%) Big Data
9 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.19%) HBase
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.90%) Power BI
11 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.60%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (14.33%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.45%) Jenkins
3 31 (9.25%) JIRA
4 23 (6.87%) Maven
5 21 (6.27%) Cucumber
6 18 (5.37%) JUnit
7 17 (5.07%) Subversion
8 15 (4.48%) jMock
9 14 (4.18%) Selenium
10 12 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (2.99%) FishEye
11 10 (2.99%) Hudson
12 9 (2.69%) Jasmine
13 7 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.79%) GitLab
14 6 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
14 6 (1.79%) TeamCity
15 5 (1.49%) GCC
15 5 (1.49%) GDB
15 5 (1.49%) webpack
General
1 142 (42.39%) Banking
2 120 (35.82%) Finance
3 106 (31.64%) Front Office
4 89 (26.57%) Social Skills
5 84 (25.07%) Investment Banking
6 27 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (6.57%) Public Sector
8 13 (3.88%) Telecoms
9 12 (3.58%) Marketing
10 9 (2.69%) Electronics
10 9 (2.69%) Influencing Skills
11 8 (2.39%) Manufacturing
12 7 (2.09%) Retail
13 6 (1.79%) Financial Institution
14 5 (1.49%) Billing
15 4 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.90%) Advertising
16 3 (0.90%) Law
17 2 (0.60%) Legal
17 2 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (53.73%) Developer
2 139 (41.49%) Java Developer
3 75 (22.39%) Integration Developer
4 55 (16.42%) Senior Developer
5 53 (15.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 46 (13.73%) Architect
7 36 (10.75%) Senior Integration Developer
8 24 (7.16%) Front Office Developer
9 22 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (5.37%) Analyst
10 18 (5.37%) Middleware Developer
11 16 (4.78%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 16 (4.78%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 15 (4.48%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 15 (4.48%) Java Middleware Developer
13 14 (4.18%) Full Stack Developer
13 14 (4.18%) Project Manager
14 13 (3.88%) Consultant
15 12 (3.58%) Angular Developer
15 12 (3.58%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (38.81%) Spring
2 111 (33.13%) Apache Camel
3 87 (25.97%) REST
4 83 (24.78%) Spring Integration
5 65 (19.40%) Web Services
6 40 (11.94%) HTML
7 39 (11.64%) AngularJS
8 38 (11.34%) Hibernate
8 38 (11.34%) JMS
9 30 (8.96%) Node.js
10 27 (8.06%) XML
11 25 (7.46%) CSS
11 25 (7.46%) HTML5
12 24 (7.16%) JTA
12 24 (7.16%) JTS
13 21 (6.27%) Java EE
13 21 (6.27%) SOAP
14 20 (5.97%) Express
15 19 (5.67%) OSGi
15 19 (5.67%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.22%) Fixed Income
2 35 (10.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 28 (8.36%) Equities
4 26 (7.76%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (4.78%) Clustering
6 14 (4.18%) Hedge funds
7 13 (3.88%) Replication
8 12 (3.58%) Cloud Native
8 12 (3.58%) Derivative
8 12 (3.58%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.69%) AS400
9 9 (2.69%) iSeries
9 9 (2.69%) LPAR
10 8 (2.39%) User Experience
11 7 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (2.09%) Mobile App
11 7 (2.09%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.49%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 111 (33.13%) Linux
2 81 (24.18%) Unix
3 25 (7.46%) Windows
4 20 (5.97%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.58%) Android
6 11 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.79%) Solaris
7 6 (1.79%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) VMS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.82%) Microservices
3 48 (14.33%) OO
4 37 (11.04%) DevOps
4 37 (11.04%) TDD
5 36 (10.75%) BDD
6 34 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (9.55%) Migration
7 32 (9.55%) Scrum
8 31 (9.25%) Multithreading
9 27 (8.06%) SDLC
9 27 (8.06%) Test Automation
10 24 (7.16%) Computer Science
10 24 (7.16%) Open Source
10 24 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (7.16%) Software Engineering
11 23 (6.87%) Electronic Trading
11 23 (6.87%) High Availability
11 23 (6.87%) SOA
12 22 (6.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 215 (64.18%) Java
2 51 (15.22%) JavaScript
3 43 (12.84%) SQL
4 39 (11.64%) Python
5 22 (6.57%) Java 8
6 15 (4.48%) Java 9
7 14 (4.18%) C#
8 13 (3.88%) ES6
9 12 (3.58%) C
10 8 (2.39%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.09%) Apex Code
11 7 (2.09%) C++
11 7 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.09%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.79%) XPath
13 5 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.19%) Perl
15 3 (0.90%) ABAP
16 2 (0.60%) Groovy
16 2 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (7.76%) Degree
2 23 (6.87%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.58%) Master's Degree
6 9 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.79%) PMP
8 3 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.60%) RHCA
9 2 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.30%) CEH
10 1 (0.30%) CFA
10 1 (0.30%) CISM
10 1 (0.30%) CISSP
10 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB
10 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.78%) QA
2 7 (2.09%) MiFID
3 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.30%) NIST
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 60 (17.91%) Docker
2 12 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.69%) PowerHA
4 7 (2.09%) KVM
5 5 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.49%) NFS
5 5 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.49%) SRDF
5 5 (1.49%) Xen
6 4 (1.19%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.60%) GPFS
7 2 (0.60%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.60%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 69 (20.60%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.18%) Ansible
3 11 (3.28%) Puppet
4 10 (2.99%) Terraform
5 9 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.90%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.60%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.60%) CloudHub
8 2 (0.60%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.60%) Salt
8 2 (0.60%) SCCM
9 1 (0.30%) Avamar
9 1 (0.30%) Grafana
9 1 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.30%) Istio
9 1 (0.30%) QRadar
9 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (17.91%) Oracle
2 30 (8.96%) IBM
3 25 (7.46%) MuleSoft
4 24 (7.16%) Sybase
5 22 (6.57%) Microsoft
6 21 (6.27%) Red Hat
7 20 (5.97%) SAP
7 20 (5.97%) TIBCO
8 18 (5.37%) ION Trading
9 16 (4.78%) VMware
10 12 (3.58%) Atlassian
10 12 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (3.28%) HP
11 11 (3.28%) Murex
12 8 (2.39%) Solace
13 6 (1.79%) Cisco
13 6 (1.79%) EMC
13 6 (1.79%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.49%) Google
14 5 (1.49%) NetApp