Period
to

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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 255 207 224
Rank change year-on-year -48 +17 +40
Contract jobs citing Middleware 417 325 224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.07% 1.33% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.44% 3.65% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 260 151
10th Percentile £421 £425 £400
25th Percentile £525 £513 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £615 £650 £540
Median % change year-on-year -5.38% +20.37% -10.00%
75th Percentile £675 £700 £656
90th Percentile £779 - £750
England median daily rate £590 £575 £525
% change year-on-year +2.61% +9.52% -

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 12,131 8,892 7,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 31.19% 36.47% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,420 6,662 5,612
10th Percentile £425 £381 £375
25th Percentile £506 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £712 £638 £625
90th Percentile £800 £713 £700
England median daily rate £570 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +14.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 35 33
10th Percentile £27.75 £21.27 £23.80
25th Percentile £35.00 £36.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate £45.25 £50.00 £48.85
Median % change year-on-year -9.50% +2.35% +8.76%
75th Percentile £65.44 £65.00 £63.00
90th Percentile £75.71 £68.00 £68.71
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £46.21
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.80% +2.68%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -24 46 £650 -3.70% 10
South London -2 12 £775 +77.14% 2
West London -5 4 £633 +20.66%
East London - 4 £520 - 2
North London - 1 £550 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 186 (44.60%) Java
2 166 (39.81%) Agile
3 151 (36.21%) Finance
3 151 (36.21%) Linux
4 127 (30.46%) Banking
5 124 (29.74%) SQL
6 120 (28.78%) Social Skills
7 119 (28.54%) Unix
8 115 (27.58%) Front Office
9 97 (23.26%) Windows
10 92 (22.06%) Oracle
11 80 (19.18%) Spring
12 76 (18.23%) IBM
12 76 (18.23%) Microservices
13 70 (16.79%) DevOps
13 70 (16.79%) Investment Banking
14 67 (16.07%) Relational Database
15 59 (14.15%) .NET
16 57 (13.67%) Python
16 57 (13.67%) SaaS
17 56 (13.43%) Azure
18 53 (12.71%) Web Services
18 53 (12.71%) C#
18 53 (12.71%) Scrum
18 53 (12.71%) Apache Camel
18 53 (12.71%) Red Hat Fuse
19 51 (12.23%) SQL Server
19 51 (12.23%) WebSphere
20 50 (11.99%) Git (software)
21 49 (11.75%) PaaS

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 53 (12.71%) Red Hat Fuse
2 51 (12.23%) WebSphere
3 49 (11.75%) Mule
4 34 (8.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 30 (7.19%) JBoss
6 25 (6.00%) WebLogic
7 18 (4.32%) Tomcat
8 15 (3.60%) Apache
8 15 (3.60%) Confluence
9 12 (2.88%) IIS
10 11 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (2.64%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.20%) nginx
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.72%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.48%) Jetty
13 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 21 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 18 (4.32%) BusinessWorks
2 14 (3.36%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.72%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Kondor
6 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.24%) RMDS
6 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (13.67%) SaaS
2 56 (13.43%) Azure
3 49 (11.75%) PaaS
4 43 (10.31%) IaaS
5 39 (9.35%) AWS
6 18 (4.32%) GCP
7 12 (2.88%) OpenShift
8 11 (2.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 11 (2.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 10 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (2.16%) GitHub
11 6 (1.44%) Boomi
12 5 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.20%) npm
13 4 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.96%) Serverless
13 4 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.72%) Apigee
14 3 (0.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.84%) Firewall
2 16 (3.84%) HTTP
2 16 (3.84%) SSL
3 12 (2.88%) DNS
3 12 (2.88%) Network Security
4 11 (2.64%) Kerberos
5 10 (2.40%) SAN
6 6 (1.44%) HTTPS
6 6 (1.44%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.20%) FTP
7 5 (1.20%) SMTP
8 4 (0.96%) Internet
9 3 (0.72%) VPN
10 2 (0.48%) AMQP
10 2 (0.48%) Broadband
10 2 (0.48%) Multicast
11 1 (0.24%) NAS
11 1 (0.24%) SWIFTNet
11 1 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.07%) Relational Database
2 51 (12.23%) SQL Server
3 42 (10.07%) NoSQL
4 29 (6.95%) MySQL
5 27 (6.47%) Oracle Database
6 20 (4.80%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (3.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 14 (3.36%) Oracle9i Database
9 12 (2.88%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.92%) Hazelcast
10 8 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.44%) Big Data
12 5 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (0.72%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.72%) DataStage
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.72%) PowerCenter
14 2 (0.48%) GIS
Development Applications
1 50 (11.99%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.71%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.24%) JUnit
4 25 (6.00%) Cucumber
5 23 (5.52%) Subversion
5 23 (5.52%) TeamCity
6 22 (5.28%) JIRA
7 20 (4.80%) jMock
8 19 (4.56%) IBM UrbanCode
9 18 (4.32%) Maven
10 15 (3.60%) Moq
10 15 (3.60%) NUnit
11 13 (3.12%) Bitbucket
12 12 (2.88%) Ant
12 12 (2.88%) Eclipse
13 10 (2.40%) Selenium
14 9 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.92%) GitLab
16 7 (1.68%) Postman
16 7 (1.68%) SoapUI
General
1 151 (36.21%) Finance
2 127 (30.46%) Banking
3 120 (28.78%) Social Skills
4 115 (27.58%) Front Office
5 70 (16.79%) Investment Banking
6 36 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.84%) Presentation Skills
8 13 (3.12%) Public Sector
9 11 (2.64%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.92%) Legal
11 7 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.72%) Games
13 3 (0.72%) Law
13 3 (0.72%) Marketing
13 3 (0.72%) Retail
14 2 (0.48%) Advertising
14 2 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 164 (39.33%) Developer
2 86 (20.62%) Java Developer
3 82 (19.66%) Architect
4 49 (11.75%) Integration Developer
5 41 (9.83%) Middleware Developer
6 38 (9.11%) Senior Developer
7 33 (7.91%) Analyst
7 33 (7.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 28 (6.71%) Enterprise Integration Developer
9 22 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (4.56%) Consultant
10 19 (4.56%) Java Middleware Developer
11 18 (4.32%) Front Office Developer
11 18 (4.32%) Senior Java Developer
11 18 (4.32%) Support Analyst
12 17 (4.08%) Electronic Trading Support
12 17 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
12 17 (4.08%) SQL Support Analyst
13 16 (3.84%) .NET Developer
14 13 (3.12%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.18%) Spring
2 59 (14.15%) .NET
3 53 (12.71%) Apache Camel
3 53 (12.71%) Web Services
4 48 (11.51%) JTA
4 48 (11.51%) JTS
5 45 (10.79%) REST
6 36 (8.63%) J2EE
7 34 (8.15%) JMS
8 33 (7.91%) HTML
9 32 (7.67%) XML
10 31 (7.43%) Kafka
10 31 (7.43%) Spring Integration
11 28 (6.71%) RESTful
12 27 (6.47%) IBM Integration Bus
13 26 (6.24%) Spring Boot
14 24 (5.76%) AngularJS
14 24 (5.76%) CSS
15 23 (5.52%) Hibernate
15 23 (5.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (6.95%) Derivative
3 27 (6.47%) DataPower
4 23 (5.52%) Private Cloud
5 17 (4.08%) Fixed Income
6 15 (3.60%) Algorithms
6 15 (3.60%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.36%) Data Structures
7 14 (3.36%) Legacy Applications
8 13 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (3.12%) SWIFT
9 12 (2.88%) User Experience
10 11 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (2.40%) Cloud Native
12 9 (2.16%) Robotics
13 8 (1.92%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.68%) Clustering
14 7 (1.68%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.68%) Renewable Energy
14 7 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 151 (36.21%) Linux
2 119 (28.54%) Unix
3 97 (23.26%) Windows
4 20 (4.80%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.64%) AIX
7 7 (1.68%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.96%) SUSE
10 3 (0.72%) Solaris
11 2 (0.48%) Android
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (39.81%) Agile
2 76 (18.23%) Microservices
3 70 (16.79%) DevOps
4 53 (12.71%) Scrum
5 49 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (11.51%) OO
7 46 (11.03%) CI/CD
8 39 (9.35%) Test Automation
9 38 (9.11%) ITIL
9 38 (9.11%) TDD
10 34 (8.15%) Multithreading
11 33 (7.91%) Project Delivery
12 31 (7.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 30 (7.19%) BDD
13 30 (7.19%) Electronic Trading
13 30 (7.19%) Waterfall
14 28 (6.71%) Workflow
15 27 (6.47%) Computer Science
16 26 (6.24%) Migration
17 25 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (44.60%) Java
2 124 (29.74%) SQL
3 57 (13.67%) Python
4 53 (12.71%) C#
5 38 (9.11%) JavaScript
6 31 (7.43%) Perl
7 22 (5.28%) C++
7 22 (5.28%) Shell Script
8 20 (4.80%) PL/SQL
9 18 (4.32%) Korn
10 12 (2.88%) Bash
11 11 (2.64%) Apex Code
12 10 (2.40%) C
12 10 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.20%) ES6
14 4 (0.96%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.72%) SOQL
15 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (7.43%) Degree
2 19 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.32%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.84%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.16%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.20%) CISSP
7 5 (1.20%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.96%) CISA
8 4 (0.96%) CISM
9 3 (0.72%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.72%) CRISC
10 2 (0.48%) APMP
10 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.24%) GIAC
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.52%) QA
2 14 (3.36%) SLA
3 11 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.16%) SEPA
5 7 (1.68%) Accessibility
5 7 (1.68%) GDPR
6 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.72%) NIST
7 2 (0.48%) GRC
7 2 (0.48%) GxP
7 2 (0.48%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.24%) GMP
8 1 (0.24%) HL7
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 34 (8.15%) Docker
2 20 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.72%) XenApp
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (6.24%) Kubernetes
2 22 (5.28%) Ansible
2 22 (5.28%) BladeLogic
3 17 (4.08%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (3.36%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 7 (1.68%) Data Guard
6 6 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (1.44%) Terraform
6 6 (1.44%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.72%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (0.72%) Grafana
8 3 (0.72%) Kibana
8 3 (0.72%) logstash
8 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.72%) SCCM
8 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.48%) CloudForms
9 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 92 (22.06%) Oracle
2 76 (18.23%) IBM
3 39 (9.35%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.63%) TIBCO
5 23 (5.52%) Sybase
6 22 (5.28%) Splunk
7 19 (4.56%) BMC
7 19 (4.56%) VMware
8 16 (3.84%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (3.36%) Green Hat
9 14 (3.36%) HP
10 13 (3.12%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.64%) MuleSoft
12 10 (2.40%) Citrix
12 10 (2.40%) F5
12 10 (2.40%) Solace
13 7 (1.68%) Google
13 7 (1.68%) SAP
14 6 (1.44%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.44%) Dynatrace