Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 November 2017 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 > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 153 141
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12 -47
Contract jobs citing Middleware 122 121 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.48% 1.24% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.71% 4.72% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 49 85
Midlands median daily rate £540 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £404 £319 £317
90th Percentile £665 £575 £700
England median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.26% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +23.39%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2138 2561 1987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.92% 26.26% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1552 1217
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £269 £268 £225
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 23 39
Midlands median hourly rate £31.33 £23.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.20% -23.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £20.62 £9.30 £11.60
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.06 £45.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in the Midlands

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
West Midlands +32 78 £558 +26.82% 15
East Midlands -11 44 £500 +9.89% 3
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 59 (48.36%) Linux
2 58 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (36.07%) Subversion
3 44 (36.07%) Git (software)
4 42 (34.43%) SOA
5 41 (33.61%) DevOps
6 39 (31.97%) Jenkins
7 37 (30.33%) Windows
7 37 (30.33%) Oracle
8 35 (28.69%) Puppet
9 32 (26.23%) Scrum
10 31 (25.41%) Unix
10 31 (25.41%) Amazon AWS
10 31 (25.41%) Maven
11 28 (22.95%) WSO2
12 26 (21.31%) JSON
12 26 (21.31%) Perl
13 25 (20.49%) TDD
14 24 (19.67%) Sonatype Nexus
15 23 (18.85%) XML
15 23 (18.85%) Python
16 22 (18.03%) Test Automation
16 22 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (18.03%) Kanban
17 21 (17.21%) Java
18 20 (16.39%) Migration
18 20 (16.39%) SOAP
18 20 (16.39%) Docker
19 19 (15.57%) Mentoring
20 18 (14.75%) MuleSoft

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 15 (12.30%) JBoss
1 15 (12.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (11.48%) Confluence
3 10 (8.20%) Mule
4 8 (6.56%) Apache
4 8 (6.56%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.74%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.74%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.10%) IIS
7 4 (3.28%) Mule ESB
8 3 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.64%) Documentum
9 2 (1.64%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.82%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.82%) nginx
10 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.82%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.82%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (0.82%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.41%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.02%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (7.38%) SaaS
5 7 (5.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.46%) IaaS
7 3 (2.46%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.64%) PaaS
9 1 (0.82%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) HTTP
2 10 (8.20%) SSL
3 7 (5.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.28%) AMQP
5 3 (2.46%) Internet
5 3 (2.46%) SAN
6 2 (1.64%) Converged Networks
6 2 (1.64%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.64%) LDAP
6 2 (1.64%) Network Security
7 1 (0.82%) Firewall
7 1 (0.82%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.02%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.20%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.38%) Hadoop
3 9 (7.38%) RDBMS
3 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.74%) Couchbase
5 6 (4.92%) Big Data
5 6 (4.92%) CouchDB
6 3 (2.46%) DB2
6 3 (2.46%) MySQL
6 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.82%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.82%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.82%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (36.07%) Git (software)
1 44 (36.07%) Subversion
2 39 (31.97%) Jenkins
3 31 (25.41%) Maven
4 24 (19.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (14.75%) JIRA
6 16 (13.11%) SoapUI
7 11 (9.02%) GitLab
8 9 (7.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (7.38%) JMeter
8 9 (7.38%) Selenium
9 5 (4.10%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.46%) Ant
10 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.46%) Gradle
10 3 (2.46%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (1.64%) WebLogic Workshop
12 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Banking
2 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.10%) Retail
3 2 (1.64%) Automotive
4 1 (0.82%) Electronics
4 1 (0.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (31.97%) Developer
2 24 (19.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (17.21%) Architect
4 14 (11.48%) Integration Developer
4 14 (11.48%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.20%) Lead DevOps
6 9 (7.38%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.56%) DevOps Manager
7 8 (6.56%) Messaging Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Scala Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Head of DevOps
8 7 (5.74%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) Integration Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Integration Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Middleware Developer
10 5 (4.10%) MuleSoft Developer
11 4 (3.28%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.31%) JSON
2 23 (18.85%) XML
3 20 (16.39%) SOAP
4 18 (14.75%) WSDL
5 17 (13.93%) JSON Schema
6 15 (12.30%) XSD
7 12 (9.84%) Apache Camel
8 11 (9.02%) RESTful
9 10 (8.20%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (8.20%) XSLT
10 8 (6.56%) Web Services
11 7 (5.74%) Akka
11 7 (5.74%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (4.92%) Play Framework
13 5 (4.10%) REST
13 5 (4.10%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
15 3 (2.46%) .NET
15 3 (2.46%) Spring
16 2 (1.64%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.38%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.56%) DataPower
4 5 (4.10%) PKI
5 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.82%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 59 (48.36%) Linux
2 37 (30.33%) Windows
3 31 (25.41%) Unix
4 13 (10.66%) Mac OS X
5 11 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.92%) AIX
7 5 (4.10%) CentOS
8 4 (3.28%) Solaris
9 3 (2.46%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.64%) HPUX
10 2 (1.64%) VxWorks
10 2 (1.64%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.43%) SOA
3 41 (33.61%) DevOps
4 32 (26.23%) Scrum
5 25 (20.49%) TDD
6 22 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (18.03%) Kanban
6 22 (18.03%) Test Automation
7 20 (16.39%) Migration
8 19 (15.57%) Mentoring
9 17 (13.93%) SDLC
10 15 (12.30%) Configuration Management
11 12 (9.84%) ITIL
11 12 (9.84%) Open Source
12 11 (9.02%) Server Virtualisation
13 10 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (8.20%) ERP
14 9 (7.38%) Project Management
14 9 (7.38%) Sequence Diagram
14 9 (7.38%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.31%) Perl
2 23 (18.85%) Python
3 21 (17.21%) Java
4 17 (13.93%) SQL
5 6 (4.92%) Scala
6 5 (4.10%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.28%) C
7 4 (3.28%) Jython
8 2 (1.64%) C#
8 2 (1.64%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.64%) Groovy
8 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.64%) Tcl
8 2 (1.64%) XPath
9 1 (0.82%) C++
9 1 (0.82%) COBOL
9 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.82%) VB
9 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (2.46%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (16.39%) Docker
2 10 (8.20%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (28.69%) Puppet
2 16 (13.11%) Ansible
3 11 (9.02%) ZABBIX
4 7 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.74%) Tivoli
5 6 (4.92%) Kubernetes
5 6 (4.92%) logstash
5 6 (4.92%) Terraform
6 5 (4.10%) Graylog
6 5 (4.10%) Nagios
6 5 (4.10%) Rundeck
7 4 (3.28%) Consul
7 4 (3.28%) Packer
8 2 (1.64%) SCCM
8 2 (1.64%) SCOM
9 1 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (30.33%) Oracle
2 28 (22.95%) WSO2
3 18 (14.75%) MuleSoft
4 13 (10.66%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.20%) IBM
5 10 (8.20%) SAP
6 9 (7.38%) CA
7 8 (6.56%) Teradata
8 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
8 7 (5.74%) Splunk
9 5 (4.10%) Micro Focus
9 5 (4.10%) Serena
9 5 (4.10%) webMethods
10 4 (3.28%) Google
10 4 (3.28%) HP
11 3 (2.46%) Citrix
12 2 (1.64%) Infor
12 2 (1.64%) NetIQ
12 2 (1.64%) Pega
12 2 (1.64%) VMware