Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 222 156 296
Rank change year-on-year -66 +140 -98
Contract jobs citing Middleware 412 225 348
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.23% 1.71% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.56% 4.45% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 168 233
10th Percentile £475 £374 £413
25th Percentile £531 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
75th Percentile £686 £700 £650
90th Percentile £750 " £713
England median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
England median hourly rate £50.75 £43.00 £48.42
% change year-on-year +18.02% -11.19% -11.96%

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 11,561 5,052 14,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.64% 38.49% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,660 3,720 10,559
10th Percentile £400 £363 £375
25th Percentile £465 £430 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +1.45%
75th Percentile £653 £631 £613
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 25 57
10th Percentile £22.45 £21.90 £15.35
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate £48.79 £37.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.11% -25.00% +14.94%
75th Percentile £63.13 £48.00 £55.00
90th Percentile £70.73 £55.60 £70.45
England median hourly rate £49.00 £44.50 £46.40
% change year-on-year +10.11% -4.09% +10.89%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -44 31 £625 +8.70% 12
East London -11 1 £590 +24.21% 5
West London -22 1 £525 +16.67% 6
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 235 (57.04%) Java
2 176 (42.72%) Banking
3 154 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (33.98%) Linux
5 132 (32.04%) Finance
6 119 (28.88%) Investment Banking
7 112 (27.18%) Spring
8 110 (26.70%) Front Office
9 108 (26.21%) Social Skills
10 99 (24.03%) Unix
11 81 (19.66%) DevOps
12 77 (18.69%) REST
13 75 (18.20%) SQL
13 75 (18.20%) Oracle
14 74 (17.96%) Apache Camel
15 70 (16.99%) Relational Database
16 68 (16.50%) Windows
16 68 (16.50%) Mule
17 67 (16.26%) Python
18 60 (14.56%) JTS
18 60 (14.56%) JTA
18 60 (14.56%) Multithreading
19 55 (13.35%) Web Services
19 55 (13.35%) JavaScript
20 53 (12.86%) Azure
20 53 (12.86%) Spring Integration
21 52 (12.62%) AWS
21 52 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 50 (12.14%) SQL Server
23 48 (11.65%) J2EE

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 68 (16.50%) Mule
2 32 (7.77%) Red Hat Fuse
3 26 (6.31%) JBoss
4 24 (5.83%) Confluence
4 24 (5.83%) WebLogic
5 22 (5.34%) Tomcat
6 21 (5.10%) Apache
7 15 (3.64%) WebSphere
8 13 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (2.91%) Anypoint
10 10 (2.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (2.18%) SharePoint
12 7 (1.70%) CMS
12 7 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (1.21%) IIS
14 3 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.73%) WebLogic Portal
15 2 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.49%) SAP EM
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.24%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.24%) RMDS
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.24%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.86%) Azure
2 52 (12.62%) AWS
3 33 (8.01%) GCP
4 20 (4.85%) SaaS
5 14 (3.40%) GitHub
6 10 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.43%) Force.com
6 10 (2.43%) OpenShift
7 9 (2.18%) IaaS
8 8 (1.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 8 (1.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (1.70%) iPaaS
9 7 (1.70%) PaaS
10 5 (1.21%) npm
10 5 (1.21%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.97%) Serverless
11 4 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.13%) NAS
2 15 (3.64%) Firewall
2 15 (3.64%) SAN
3 14 (3.40%) HTTP
4 9 (2.18%) Multicast
5 8 (1.94%) DNS
5 8 (1.94%) WAN
6 7 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (1.70%) FCoE
6 7 (1.70%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (1.70%) iSCSI
6 7 (1.70%) LAN
6 7 (1.70%) SSL
6 7 (1.70%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.46%) Network Security
8 5 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.97%) DMZ
9 4 (0.97%) FTP
9 4 (0.97%) VoIP
10 3 (0.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.99%) Relational Database
2 50 (12.14%) SQL Server
3 29 (7.04%) MySQL
4 21 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.37%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.91%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.43%) Hazelcast
8 8 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.21%) Big Data
10 5 (1.21%) Power BI
10 5 (1.21%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.73%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.73%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (11.65%) Jenkins
2 35 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 35 (8.50%) Subversion
3 33 (8.01%) JIRA
4 31 (7.52%) Maven
5 23 (5.58%) JUnit
6 19 (4.61%) jMock
7 15 (3.64%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.40%) Artifactory
9 11 (2.67%) Jasmine
10 9 (2.18%) GitLab
10 9 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.94%) Moq
11 8 (1.94%) NUnit
11 8 (1.94%) Selenium
11 8 (1.94%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.70%) Hudson
12 7 (1.70%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (1.70%) TeamCity
General
1 176 (42.72%) Banking
2 132 (32.04%) Finance
3 119 (28.88%) Investment Banking
4 110 (26.70%) Front Office
5 108 (26.21%) Social Skills
6 29 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.91%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.70%) Legal
8 7 (1.70%) Marketing
9 6 (1.46%) Retail
10 5 (1.21%) Billing
11 4 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (0.97%) Publishing
12 3 (0.73%) Advertising
12 3 (0.73%) Back Office
12 3 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.73%) Law
12 3 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.73%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 192 (46.60%) Developer
2 131 (31.80%) Java Developer
3 71 (17.23%) Architect
4 64 (15.53%) Integration Developer
5 33 (8.01%) Senior Developer
6 32 (7.77%) Front Office Developer
7 29 (7.04%) Senior Java Developer
8 28 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (6.55%) Analyst
10 26 (6.31%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 26 (6.31%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 26 (6.31%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 23 (5.58%) Middleware Developer
12 22 (5.34%) Enterprise Integration Developer
13 20 (4.85%) Java Middleware Developer
14 16 (3.88%) Consultant
15 14 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
16 13 (3.16%) Salesforce Architect
16 13 (3.16%) SQL Analyst
17 12 (2.91%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (27.18%) Spring
2 77 (18.69%) REST
3 74 (17.96%) Apache Camel
4 60 (14.56%) JTA
4 60 (14.56%) JTS
5 55 (13.35%) Web Services
6 53 (12.86%) Spring Integration
7 48 (11.65%) J2EE
8 35 (8.50%) JMS
9 32 (7.77%) .NET
10 30 (7.28%) AngularJS
11 27 (6.55%) Rendezvous
12 25 (6.07%) Hibernate
13 24 (5.83%) Java EE
14 23 (5.58%) Node.js
14 23 (5.58%) React
14 23 (5.58%) XML
15 22 (5.34%) HTML
15 22 (5.34%) Kafka
15 22 (5.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 46 (11.17%) Fixed Income
3 37 (8.98%) Equities
4 16 (3.88%) Data Structures
4 16 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.40%) Derivative
6 13 (3.16%) Hedge funds
7 12 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.43%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.43%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.18%) Replication
10 8 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.70%) User Experience
12 6 (1.46%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.21%) Clustering
13 5 (1.21%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.21%) PKI
14 4 (0.97%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 140 (33.98%) Linux
2 99 (24.03%) Unix
3 68 (16.50%) Windows
4 14 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.43%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.70%) Solaris
7 5 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.49%) AIX
8 2 (0.49%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (19.66%) DevOps
3 60 (14.56%) Multithreading
4 48 (11.65%) Microservices
5 40 (9.71%) Low Latency
6 39 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (8.74%) Scrum
8 35 (8.50%) OO
9 34 (8.25%) BDD
10 33 (8.01%) Analytics
10 33 (8.01%) Software Engineering
11 32 (7.77%) SDLC
11 32 (7.77%) Test Automation
12 31 (7.52%) Electronic Trading
13 29 (7.04%) High Availability
13 29 (7.04%) TDD
14 28 (6.80%) Migration
14 28 (6.80%) Requirements Gathering
15 27 (6.55%) Enterprise Architecture
16 25 (6.07%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 235 (57.04%) Java
2 75 (18.20%) SQL
3 67 (16.26%) Python
4 55 (13.35%) JavaScript
5 39 (9.47%) C#
6 29 (7.04%) C++
7 23 (5.58%) Java 8
7 23 (5.58%) Java 9
8 18 (4.37%) TypeScript
9 14 (3.40%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.67%) C
10 11 (2.67%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.94%) Apex Code
12 7 (1.70%) Perl
13 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.73%) Java 11
14 2 (0.49%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.49%) Korn
14 2 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (7.28%) Degree
2 20 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.67%) Master's Degree
5 10 (2.43%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.18%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.21%) CISSP
7 5 (1.21%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.97%) GIAC
9 2 (0.49%) PMP
9 2 (0.49%) RHCA
10 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.24%) CEH
10 1 (0.24%) CISM
10 1 (0.24%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.46%) QA
3 5 (1.21%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.73%) GDPR
4 3 (0.73%) NIST
4 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.73%) PMO
5 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.49%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.49%) SLA
6 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (6.80%) Docker
2 14 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.18%) NFS
4 8 (1.94%) KVM
5 7 (1.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.70%) SRDF
5 7 (1.70%) Xen
6 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.49%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.49%) vSphere
10 1 (0.24%) IAG
10 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (8.98%) Ansible
2 34 (8.25%) Kubernetes
3 17 (4.13%) Puppet
4 15 (3.64%) BladeLogic
5 13 (3.16%) ITRS Geneos
6 10 (2.43%) Terraform
7 8 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.21%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.49%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.49%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (0.49%) Grafana
10 2 (0.49%) Packer
10 2 (0.49%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.49%) Salt
11 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.24%) QRadar
Vendors
1 75 (18.20%) Oracle
2 35 (8.50%) MuleSoft
3 33 (8.01%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (6.55%) TIBCO
5 26 (6.31%) Sybase
6 25 (6.07%) ION Trading
7 24 (5.83%) SAP
8 22 (5.34%) Microsoft
9 20 (4.85%) IBM
9 20 (4.85%) Solace
10 17 (4.13%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.64%) VMware
12 13 (3.16%) Google
13 12 (2.91%) Altiris
14 11 (2.67%) HP
15 10 (2.43%) Cisco
16 9 (2.18%) F5
17 7 (1.70%) EMC
17 7 (1.70%) Splunk
17 7 (1.70%) Twitter