Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 235 235
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -38
Contract jobs citing Middleware 265 518 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.95% 1.19% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.60% 3.11% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 339 402
London median daily rate £525 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £406
90th Percentile £700 £700 £700
England median daily rate £515 £525 £524
% change year-on-year -2.00% +0.24% +10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
London median hourly rate £50.00 £100.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.25% +187.14% -36.36%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £58.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +38.24% -15.00%

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 10,203 16,635 16,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.42% 38.06% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,437 12,499 13,030
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £356
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 73 113
London median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £33.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% +6.60% -24.96%
10th Percentile £25.68 £24.79 £20.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.15
% change year-on-year -1.18% +5.85% +0.38%

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 23 February 2020.

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
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 23 February 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 +2 32 £500 -16.67% 25
South London +29 8 £546 +14.95% 4
East London +43 6 £550 -8.33% 2
West London +20 5 £438 -7.89% 8
North London +9 1 £550 +29.41%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 95 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (34.72%) SQL
3 89 (33.58%) Java
4 85 (32.08%) Finance
5 54 (20.38%) Linux
6 52 (19.62%) .NET
7 49 (18.49%) Banking
7 49 (18.49%) REST
8 47 (17.74%) DevOps
9 42 (15.85%) C#
10 41 (15.47%) JavaScript
10 41 (15.47%) JIRA
11 40 (15.09%) Oracle
12 39 (14.72%) SC Cleared
12 39 (14.72%) Security Cleared
12 39 (14.72%) AWS
13 36 (13.58%) SDLC
14 34 (12.83%) Microservices
15 33 (12.45%) Azure
16 32 (12.08%) Test Automation
16 32 (12.08%) IBM
17 31 (11.70%) Windows
17 31 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (11.32%) Docker
18 30 (11.32%) AngularJS
19 29 (10.94%) Git (software)
19 29 (10.94%) JSON
19 29 (10.94%) SOA
19 29 (10.94%) SQL Server
19 29 (10.94%) XML

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 25 (9.43%) Tomcat
2 24 (9.06%) WebLogic
3 19 (7.17%) Confluence
4 18 (6.79%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.53%) nginx
6 11 (4.15%) Apache
7 9 (3.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (3.40%) Mule
8 8 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.64%) IIS
10 6 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.51%) JBoss
13 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Fuse
14 2 (0.75%) Anypoint
14 2 (0.75%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.75%) JCAPS
14 2 (0.75%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.51%) Chatbot
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.40%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.89%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.51%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.75%) HFM
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.75%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.72%) AWS
2 33 (12.45%) Azure
3 16 (6.04%) GitHub
3 16 (6.04%) SaaS
4 11 (4.15%) PaaS
5 7 (2.64%) IaaS
5 7 (2.64%) OpenShift
6 6 (2.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.89%) GCP
7 5 (1.89%) iPaaS
8 4 (1.51%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.51%) Boomi
8 4 (1.51%) npm
9 3 (1.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (1.13%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.13%) Office 365
9 3 (1.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Force.com
10 2 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.77%) AMQP
2 8 (3.02%) Firewall
2 8 (3.02%) HTTP
2 8 (3.02%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.64%) SSL
4 6 (2.26%) DHCP
5 4 (1.51%) DNS
6 3 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (1.13%) FTP
6 3 (1.13%) LAN
6 3 (1.13%) NetScreen
6 3 (1.13%) SAN
6 3 (1.13%) VPN
6 3 (1.13%) WAN
7 2 (0.75%) NAS
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.68%) NoSQL
3 21 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (6.42%) Oracle Database
5 14 (5.28%) Oracle Database 12c
6 11 (4.15%) Big Data
7 9 (3.40%) Oracle Exadata
8 8 (3.02%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.64%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (2.26%) Neo4j
10 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.51%) KDB
11 4 (1.51%) Kdb+
11 4 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.51%) Tick Data
12 3 (1.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (15.47%) JIRA
2 29 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 29 (10.94%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.79%) NUnit
4 14 (5.28%) Cucumber
4 14 (5.28%) JUnit
4 14 (5.28%) SpecFlow
5 10 (3.77%) Selenium
6 9 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (2.26%) JBehave
7 6 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.26%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.89%) gulp
8 5 (1.89%) Maven
9 4 (1.51%) Android Studio
9 4 (1.51%) Grunt
9 4 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.51%) Postman
9 4 (1.51%) webpack
9 4 (1.51%) Zephyr
General
1 85 (32.08%) Finance
2 49 (18.49%) Banking
3 16 (6.04%) Marketing
4 14 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.91%) Front Office
6 11 (4.15%) Public Sector
7 8 (3.02%) Back Office
8 7 (2.64%) Retail
9 6 (2.26%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.51%) Legal
12 3 (1.13%) Law
13 2 (0.75%) Electronics
13 2 (0.75%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.75%) Publishing
14 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.38%) Police
Job Titles
1 87 (32.83%) Developer
2 49 (18.49%) Architect
3 25 (9.43%) Java Developer
4 13 (4.91%) .NET Developer
5 12 (4.53%) C# Developer
6 11 (4.15%) Analyst
7 10 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (3.40%) DBA
8 9 (3.40%) F# Developer
8 9 (3.40%) MuleSoft Developer
8 9 (3.40%) NoSQL Developer
9 8 (3.02%) Integration Architect
9 8 (3.02%) Middleware Engineer
9 8 (3.02%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.02%) Tester
10 7 (2.64%) Java Engineer
10 7 (2.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (2.64%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.64%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.62%) .NET
2 49 (18.49%) REST
3 30 (11.32%) AngularJS
4 29 (10.94%) JSON
4 29 (10.94%) XML
5 28 (10.57%) Web Services
6 27 (10.19%) Spring
7 25 (9.43%) SOAP
8 23 (8.68%) React
9 22 (8.30%) RabbitMQ
10 19 (7.17%) Kafka
11 16 (6.04%) HTML
12 15 (5.66%) Spring Boot
13 14 (5.28%) CSS
13 14 (5.28%) JMS
13 14 (5.28%) Node.js
14 13 (4.91%) Express
15 12 (4.53%) Java EE
15 12 (4.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 10 (3.77%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.17%) Derivative
3 14 (5.28%) Virtual Team
4 13 (4.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (4.91%) Replication
5 10 (3.77%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.02%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.64%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.26%) Credit Derivative
8 6 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.51%) DataPower
10 4 (1.51%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.51%) User Experience
11 3 (1.13%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.75%) Mashup
12 2 (0.75%) Robotics
12 2 (0.75%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.38%) Linux
2 31 (11.70%) Windows
3 28 (10.57%) Unix
4 18 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.77%) Solaris
6 8 (3.02%) Oracle Linux
6 8 (3.02%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.64%) Android
8 6 (2.26%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.51%) CentOS
10 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.74%) DevOps
3 36 (13.58%) SDLC
4 34 (12.83%) Microservices
5 32 (12.08%) Test Automation
6 31 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (10.94%) SOA
8 28 (10.57%) Migration
9 27 (10.19%) TDD
10 26 (9.81%) High Availability
11 24 (9.06%) ITIL
12 23 (8.68%) Integration Testing
13 22 (8.30%) Scrum
13 22 (8.30%) Waterfall
14 21 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (7.17%) Analytics
16 19 (7.17%) ITIL V3
16 19 (7.17%) Project Delivery
16 19 (7.17%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 92 (34.72%) SQL
2 89 (33.58%) Java
3 42 (15.85%) C#
4 41 (15.47%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.81%) Python
6 24 (9.06%) C++
7 12 (4.53%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.15%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.15%) C
8 11 (4.15%) PL/SQL
8 11 (4.15%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.40%) F#
9 9 (3.40%) Groovy
10 8 (3.02%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.64%) Ruby
12 5 (1.89%) Apex Code
12 5 (1.89%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.51%) ES6
14 3 (1.13%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 39 (14.72%) SC Cleared
1 39 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.91%) Degree
3 4 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.75%) CCIE
5 2 (0.75%) CISM
5 2 (0.75%) CISSP
5 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) ISEB
5 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.38%) CCNP
6 1 (0.38%) CEH
6 1 (0.38%) CISMP
6 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (1.13%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.38%) GAMP
4 1 (0.38%) GxP
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (11.32%) Docker
2 14 (5.28%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.75%) NFS
5 2 (0.75%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.75%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) KVM
6 1 (0.38%) SRDF
6 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (10.94%) Ansible
2 19 (7.17%) Terraform
3 15 (5.66%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.15%) Data Guard
4 11 (4.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (2.64%) logstash
5 7 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.64%) Puppet
6 6 (2.26%) Consul
6 6 (2.26%) Packer
7 4 (1.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.13%) Grafana
8 3 (1.13%) Kibana
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (1.13%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.75%) Control-M
9 2 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Statspack
9 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (15.09%) Oracle
2 32 (12.08%) IBM
3 20 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.17%) Red Hat
5 18 (6.79%) MuleSoft
6 17 (6.42%) TIBCO
7 12 (4.53%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (3.77%) HP
9 9 (3.40%) Adobe
10 7 (2.64%) Axway
11 5 (1.89%) Cisco
11 5 (1.89%) Google
11 5 (1.89%) ION Trading
11 5 (1.89%) SAP
11 5 (1.89%) VMware
11 5 (1.89%) webMethods
12 4 (1.51%) Ab Initio
12 4 (1.51%) Software AG
12 4 (1.51%) Sparx
13 3 (1.13%) Automation Anywhere