Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 209 190
Rank change year-on-year +20 -19 -30
Contract jobs citing Middleware 695 619 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.50% 1.32% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.82% 3.55% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 459 386
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £363
90th Percentile £700 £688 £658
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
London median hourly rate £69.94 - £40.00
10th Percentile £38.27 - £37.50
90th Percentile £95.41 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £57.25 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +27.22% +57.89% -25.49%

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 18,198 17,440 15,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.21% 37.13% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,717 13,311 11,788
London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £370 £350 £314
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 105 72
London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.89% +15.03%
10th Percentile £19.25 £19.00 £19.23
90th Percentile £65.41 £49.50 £66.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 -23 119 £550 -7.37% 22
South London - 33 £500 - 4
West London -3 16 £500 - 11
East London -20 14 £575 +6.98% 5
North London +1 12 £463 -7.50% 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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.

1 309 (44.46%) Java
2 243 (34.96%) Finance
3 212 (30.50%) Oracle
4 207 (29.78%) Banking
5 205 (29.50%) Linux
6 195 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
7 187 (26.91%) SQL
8 157 (22.59%) Unix
9 155 (22.30%) SQL Server
10 135 (19.42%) Spring
11 126 (18.13%) Windows
12 96 (13.81%) TDD
13 95 (13.67%) Investment Banking
13 95 (13.67%) Apache
14 93 (13.38%) REST
15 92 (13.24%) Web Services
16 89 (12.81%) XML
17 85 (12.23%) Front Office
18 78 (11.22%) WebSphere
19 77 (11.08%) IBM
20 76 (10.94%) WebLogic
20 76 (10.94%) Scrum
21 72 (10.36%) .NET
21 72 (10.36%) Relational Database
22 71 (10.22%) JMS
23 70 (10.07%) SOA
23 70 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
24 68 (9.78%) Migration
25 67 (9.64%) Microsoft
26 66 (9.50%) Maven

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 95 (13.67%) Apache
2 78 (11.22%) WebSphere
3 76 (10.94%) WebLogic
4 63 (9.06%) IIS
5 62 (8.92%) JBoss
6 54 (7.77%) Mule
7 48 (6.91%) Tomcat
8 39 (5.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 32 (4.60%) Confluence
10 31 (4.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 24 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
12 21 (3.02%) SharePoint
13 19 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
14 18 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (2.01%) SAS
16 11 (1.58%) CMS
16 11 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (1.44%) NServiceBus
18 9 (1.29%) MQSeries
19 8 (1.15%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 17 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.14%) HipChat
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.30%) Actimize
2 8 (1.15%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.43%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.29%) Kondor
6 2 (0.29%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.14%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 70 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (4.60%) PaaS
4 24 (3.45%) IaaS
5 20 (2.88%) SaaS
6 19 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.01%) Boomi
8 12 (1.73%) Apigee
8 12 (1.73%) GitHub
8 12 (1.73%) OpenShift
9 10 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.86%) Office 365
11 5 (0.72%) Serverless
12 4 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.58%) AWS Fargate
12 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.43%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.43%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.75%) Firewall
2 25 (3.60%) SAN
3 19 (2.73%) SSL
4 18 (2.59%) DMZ
5 11 (1.58%) AMQP
5 11 (1.58%) NAS
6 9 (1.29%) Kerberos
6 9 (1.29%) WAN
7 8 (1.15%) HTTP
7 8 (1.15%) LAN
7 8 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.01%) SSH
9 6 (0.86%) DNS
10 4 (0.58%) Internet
11 3 (0.43%) DHCP
11 3 (0.43%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.43%) Network Security
11 3 (0.43%) Profibus
11 3 (0.43%) SMTP
11 3 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (22.30%) SQL Server
2 72 (10.36%) Relational Database
3 38 (5.47%) MySQL
4 34 (4.89%) NoSQL
5 31 (4.46%) Oracle Database
6 29 (4.17%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.60%) DB2
8 21 (3.02%) Big Data
9 17 (2.45%) KDB
10 15 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.01%) Data Lake
14 7 (1.01%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.72%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 66 (9.50%) Maven
2 59 (8.49%) Git (software)
3 41 (5.90%) JIRA
4 36 (5.18%) Jenkins
5 28 (4.03%) JUnit
6 25 (3.60%) Subversion
7 20 (2.88%) TeamCity
8 18 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (2.30%) jMock
10 15 (2.16%) Bitbucket
10 15 (2.16%) Hudson
11 14 (2.01%) Selenium
11 14 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (1.87%) JMeter
12 13 (1.87%) Moq
12 13 (1.87%) NUnit
13 12 (1.73%) FishEye
14 11 (1.58%) Artifactory
14 11 (1.58%) Cucumber
15 10 (1.44%) NCrunch
General
1 243 (34.96%) Finance
2 207 (29.78%) Banking
3 95 (13.67%) Investment Banking
4 85 (12.23%) Front Office
5 32 (4.60%) Financial Institution
6 22 (3.17%) Back Office
7 17 (2.45%) Retail
8 16 (2.30%) Marketing
9 14 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.87%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.73%) Advertising
12 10 (1.44%) Electronics
12 10 (1.44%) Law
13 8 (1.15%) Billing
14 6 (0.86%) Legal
14 6 (0.86%) Publishing
15 3 (0.43%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 291 (41.87%) Developer
2 165 (23.74%) Java Developer
3 103 (14.82%) Architect
4 75 (10.79%) Integration Developer
5 47 (6.76%) Consultant
6 46 (6.62%) Analyst
7 44 (6.33%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
10 24 (3.45%) Applications Support
11 23 (3.31%) Administrator
12 22 (3.17%) C# Developer
12 22 (3.17%) Integration Architect
12 22 (3.17%) Middleware Developer
13 18 (2.59%) Middleware Engineer
13 18 (2.59%) SharePoint Engineer
13 18 (2.59%) Support Analyst
14 17 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.30%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (19.42%) Spring
2 93 (13.38%) REST
3 92 (13.24%) Web Services
4 89 (12.81%) XML
5 72 (10.36%) .NET
6 71 (10.22%) JMS
7 65 (9.35%) J2EE
8 62 (8.92%) Apache Camel
9 54 (7.77%) Spring Integration
10 48 (6.91%) HTML
11 46 (6.62%) JTA
11 46 (6.62%) JTS
12 43 (6.19%) SOAP
13 41 (5.90%) WebSphere MQ
14 39 (5.61%) Java EE
15 35 (5.04%) Hibernate
15 35 (5.04%) JSON
15 35 (5.04%) LDAP
16 30 (4.32%) Oracle Fusion
17 29 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.21%) Fixed Income
2 45 (6.47%) Equities
3 42 (6.04%) Clustering
4 36 (5.18%) Derivative
5 34 (4.89%) Data Centre
6 29 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (3.17%) Computer Science
9 21 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (2.59%) Fintech
11 16 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.01%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.73%) Management Information System
15 11 (1.58%) Mainframe
15 11 (1.58%) SWIFT
16 10 (1.44%) Data Structures
16 10 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
17 9 (1.29%) Virtual Team
18 6 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 205 (29.50%) Linux
2 157 (22.59%) Unix
3 126 (18.13%) Windows
4 38 (5.47%) Solaris
5 37 (5.32%) Windows Server
6 32 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.58%) AIX
9 10 (1.44%) Android
10 7 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.01%) VMS
11 4 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.14%) HPUX
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.14%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (13.81%) TDD
3 76 (10.94%) Scrum
4 70 (10.07%) SOA
5 68 (9.78%) Migration
6 65 (9.35%) OO
7 61 (8.78%) ITIL
8 58 (8.35%) DevOps
9 54 (7.77%) Multithreading
10 52 (7.48%) BDD
11 50 (7.19%) SDLC
11 50 (7.19%) Test Automation
12 47 (6.76%) Microservices
13 46 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (6.62%) Open Source
14 44 (6.33%) Analytics
14 44 (6.33%) Integration Testing
15 37 (5.32%) Unit Testing
16 36 (5.18%) Electronic Trading
17 33 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 309 (44.46%) Java
2 187 (26.91%) SQL
3 65 (9.35%) Python
4 41 (5.90%) C#
5 38 (5.47%) JavaScript
6 36 (5.18%) PowerShell
7 31 (4.46%) Shell Script
8 30 (4.32%) Java 8
9 27 (3.88%) Perl
10 21 (3.02%) C++
11 19 (2.73%) Scala
12 15 (2.16%) C
13 12 (1.73%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.01%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.86%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.86%) DCL
16 5 (0.72%) ES6
17 4 (0.58%) Korn
17 4 (0.58%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 39 (5.61%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.60%) Degree
4 18 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.29%) CISSP
7 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.01%) AWS Certification
9 7 (1.01%) CISM
10 5 (0.72%) CCNA
10 5 (0.72%) CCSA
11 4 (0.58%) CISA
11 4 (0.58%) RHCE
12 3 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.29%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.18%) QA
2 11 (1.58%) PSD2
3 9 (1.29%) GDPR
3 9 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.15%) ISO 20022
5 6 (0.86%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.43%) HL7
7 2 (0.29%) FISMA
7 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.29%) PMO
7 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.29%) SEPA
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (7.05%) Docker
2 42 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.47%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.58%) Firmware
7 4 (0.58%) NFS
8 3 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.43%) LXC
8 3 (0.43%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.29%) HDFS
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.29%) vSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Gluster
10 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.14%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 48 (6.91%) Ansible
2 36 (5.18%) Kubernetes
3 22 (3.17%) CA Single Sign-On
4 15 (2.16%) Puppet
5 14 (2.01%) Forum Sentry
6 13 (1.87%) ITRS Geneos
6 13 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.44%) Terraform
7 10 (1.44%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 7 (1.01%) Kibana
8 7 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.86%) Grafana
9 6 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.58%) Control-M
10 4 (0.58%) Fluentd
10 4 (0.58%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.58%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.43%) logstash
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 212 (30.50%) Oracle
2 77 (11.08%) IBM
3 67 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 55 (7.91%) VMware
5 50 (7.19%) SAP
6 48 (6.91%) Red Hat
7 47 (6.76%) MuleSoft
8 46 (6.62%) TIBCO
9 32 (4.60%) Sybase
10 23 (3.31%) Atlassian
10 23 (3.31%) Axway
11 21 (3.02%) ServiceNow
12 20 (2.88%) webMethods
13 18 (2.59%) Dynatrace
14 17 (2.45%) Murex
15 16 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (2.16%) Dell
16 15 (2.16%) Google
16 15 (2.16%) Talend
17 14 (2.01%) DevExpress