Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 282 195
Rank change year-on-year +131 -87 +9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 242 337 690
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.79% 0.88% 1.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.73% 2.42% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 219 471
Median daily rate £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% - -
10th Percentile £363 £413 £413
90th Percentile £700 £715 £700
England median daily rate £515 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -1.90% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £69.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -46.38% -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £48.42 £45.69
% change year-on-year -13.26% +5.98% -0.68%

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 5,111 13,943 17,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.81% 36.43% 39.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 10,418 13,604
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £375 £375
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +9.33% +32.58%
10th Percentile £22.80 £21.25 £20.48
90th Percentile £47.93 £68.75 £72.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.51% +5.63%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +86 24 £563 +2.27% 11
South London +56 14 £450 -30.77% 7
West London +56 10 £450 -10.00% 1
North London - 4 £550 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 134 (55.37%) Java
2 81 (33.47%) Banking
3 79 (32.64%) Finance
4 77 (31.82%) Linux
5 75 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (30.58%) Oracle
7 64 (26.45%) Spring
8 57 (23.55%) REST
8 57 (23.55%) Apache Camel
9 55 (22.73%) Web Services
10 53 (21.90%) Investment Banking
10 53 (21.90%) Front Office
11 50 (20.66%) Unix
12 46 (19.01%) Mule
13 44 (18.18%) Relational Database
14 43 (17.77%) Red Hat Fuse
15 42 (17.36%) DevOps
16 41 (16.94%) Kubernetes
17 38 (15.70%) Spring Integration
18 37 (15.29%) Oracle Fusion
18 37 (15.29%) SQL
19 36 (14.88%) SQL Server
20 34 (14.05%) SOA
20 34 (14.05%) Microservices
21 32 (13.22%) Security Cleared
21 32 (13.22%) XML
21 32 (13.22%) JBoss
22 31 (12.81%) Windows
23 29 (11.98%) OO
23 29 (11.98%) JMS

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 46 (19.01%) Mule
2 43 (17.77%) Red Hat Fuse
3 32 (13.22%) JBoss
4 28 (11.57%) WebSphere
5 25 (10.33%) Apache
6 23 (9.50%) Tomcat
7 19 (7.85%) Confluence
8 17 (7.02%) WebLogic
8 17 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (6.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (3.31%) IIS
11 7 (2.89%) Apache ServiceMix
12 6 (2.48%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
14 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (1.24%) MQSeries
14 3 (1.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (1.24%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Lawson
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.16%) Azure
2 23 (9.50%) Apigee
3 20 (8.26%) AWS
3 20 (8.26%) OpenShift
4 14 (5.79%) SaaS
5 12 (4.96%) Boomi
6 8 (3.31%) Logic Apps
6 8 (3.31%) PaaS
7 7 (2.89%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.07%) BlazeMeter
8 5 (2.07%) iPaaS
8 5 (2.07%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.65%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.24%) Azure Stack
10 3 (1.24%) GitHub
11 2 (0.83%) Office 365
11 2 (0.83%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.26%) HTTP
2 13 (5.37%) Firewall
3 6 (2.48%) SSL
4 5 (2.07%) DNS
4 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.65%) Network Security
5 4 (1.65%) VPN
6 3 (1.24%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.24%) SAN
6 3 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.83%) AMQP
7 2 (0.83%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.83%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.41%) DSL
8 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.41%) Multicast
8 1 (0.41%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 36 (14.88%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.68%) MySQL
4 18 (7.44%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.37%) NoSQL
6 12 (4.96%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.89%) Hazelcast
7 7 (2.89%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.24%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.24%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (1.24%) PolyBase
Development Applications
1 26 (10.74%) JIRA
2 24 (9.92%) Git (software)
3 23 (9.50%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.61%) JUnit
5 15 (6.20%) Subversion
6 13 (5.37%) Maven
7 12 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (4.13%) jMock
9 9 (3.72%) FishEye
9 9 (3.72%) Hudson
10 8 (3.31%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.89%) LoadRunner
12 6 (2.48%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.48%) SonarQube
13 5 (2.07%) JMeter
13 5 (2.07%) NUnit
13 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.07%) Zephyr
14 4 (1.65%) Metasploit
15 3 (1.24%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (33.47%) Banking
2 79 (32.64%) Finance
3 53 (21.90%) Front Office
3 53 (21.90%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.20%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.89%) Marketing
6 6 (2.48%) Electronics
6 6 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.07%) Advertising
8 4 (1.65%) Retail
9 3 (1.24%) Back Office
9 3 (1.24%) Legal
10 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.83%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.41%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Ukrainian Language
Job Titles
1 102 (42.15%) Developer
2 69 (28.51%) Java Developer
3 47 (19.42%) Architect
4 30 (12.40%) Integration Developer
5 28 (11.57%) Senior Developer
6 25 (10.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (7.85%) Middleware Engineer
8 16 (6.61%) Consultant
9 14 (5.79%) Analyst
9 14 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (5.37%) Middleware Developer
11 9 (3.72%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.72%) Java Middleware Developer
12 8 (3.31%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.89%) Administrator
13 7 (2.89%) Middleware Consultant
13 7 (2.89%) Performance Architect
14 6 (2.48%) Azure Engineer
14 6 (2.48%) DevOps Consultant
14 6 (2.48%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (26.45%) Spring
2 57 (23.55%) Apache Camel
2 57 (23.55%) REST
3 55 (22.73%) Web Services
4 38 (15.70%) Spring Integration
5 37 (15.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 32 (13.22%) XML
7 29 (11.98%) JMS
8 22 (9.09%) Hibernate
9 21 (8.68%) Java EE
9 21 (8.68%) SOAP
10 19 (7.85%) JSON
11 17 (7.02%) RESTful
12 15 (6.20%) IBM Integration Bus
12 15 (6.20%) JTA
12 15 (6.20%) JTS
12 15 (6.20%) XSLT
13 11 (4.55%) J2EE
14 10 (4.13%) HTML
15 9 (3.72%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.26%) Fixed Income
2 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.55%) DataPower
5 9 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.89%) Clustering
7 6 (2.48%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.48%) Equities
8 5 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.24%) CMDB
10 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.24%) Replication
11 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.83%) Derivative
11 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.41%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 77 (31.82%) Linux
2 50 (20.66%) Unix
3 31 (12.81%) Windows
4 10 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.72%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.65%) Solaris
7 3 (1.24%) AIX
8 2 (0.83%) CentOS
8 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.41%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (17.36%) DevOps
3 34 (14.05%) Microservices
3 34 (14.05%) SOA
4 29 (11.98%) High Availability
4 29 (11.98%) OO
5 26 (10.74%) Scrum
6 24 (9.92%) TDD
7 22 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (9.09%) SDLC
8 20 (8.26%) BDD
8 20 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (8.26%) Test Automation
8 20 (8.26%) Unit Testing
9 18 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (6.20%) Computer Science
10 15 (6.20%) Data Modelling
11 14 (5.79%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 134 (55.37%) Java
2 37 (15.29%) SQL
3 16 (6.61%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.20%) Python
5 12 (4.96%) C++
5 12 (4.96%) PL/SQL
6 10 (4.13%) C#
6 10 (4.13%) Java 8
6 10 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.31%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.89%) Groovy
9 5 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.07%) C
9 5 (2.07%) Perl
10 4 (1.65%) Ruby
10 4 (1.65%) XPath
11 2 (0.83%) COBOL
11 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.83%) VBA
11 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 32 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.61%) Degree
4 7 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.07%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.65%) GCED
6 4 (1.65%) GCIA
6 4 (1.65%) GCIH
6 4 (1.65%) GIAC
6 4 (1.65%) GISF
6 4 (1.65%) GPPA
6 4 (1.65%) GSEC
7 3 (1.24%) ISEB
8 2 (0.83%) GCFW
8 2 (0.83%) GCUX
8 2 (0.83%) GCWN
8 2 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CCNP
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 4 (1.65%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.41%) GDPR
2 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 29 (11.98%) Docker
2 9 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.83%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 41 (16.94%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.13%) Ansible
3 6 (2.48%) Data Guard
4 5 (2.07%) Grafana
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (2.07%) Terraform
5 4 (1.65%) Consul
5 4 (1.65%) Nessus
5 4 (1.65%) Nmap
5 4 (1.65%) Puppet
5 4 (1.65%) QRadar
6 3 (1.24%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.24%) Forum Sentry
6 3 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (1.24%) Kibana
6 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.24%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.83%) Packer
7 2 (0.83%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 74 (30.58%) Oracle
2 27 (11.16%) MuleSoft
3 21 (8.68%) IBM
4 19 (7.85%) Sybase
5 15 (6.20%) Red Hat
5 15 (6.20%) SAP
6 14 (5.79%) Atlassian
7 12 (4.96%) Dell
8 11 (4.55%) Splunk
9 9 (3.72%) Microsoft
9 9 (3.72%) Murex
10 8 (3.31%) Axway
10 8 (3.31%) Talend
10 8 (3.31%) TIBCO
10 8 (3.31%) webMethods
11 7 (2.89%) Fiorano
11 7 (2.89%) Jitterbit
12 6 (2.48%) WSO2
13 5 (2.07%) Infor
13 5 (2.07%) Maconomy