Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 9 December 2018 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 80 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing Middleware 18 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.15% 0.95% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.31% 3.74% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Reading median daily rate £475 £413 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -28.26% +3.14%
10th Percentile £378 £376 £428
90th Percentile £553 £525 £653
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £413 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% -21.43% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 418 321 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.71% 25.50% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 227 186
Reading median daily rate £430 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.86% +1.94% -8.28%
10th Percentile £319 £304 £259
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 6
Reading median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £21.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% -28.76% -52.42%
10th Percentile £30.50 £10.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £48.38 £47.50 £28.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +19.53% - -13.51%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Reading

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Reading

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Reading over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 9 (50.00%) COBOL
1 9 (50.00%) VME
2 7 (38.89%) Micro Focus
3 6 (33.33%) SOA
3 6 (33.33%) TPMS
4 5 (27.78%) C
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 5 (27.78%) Fujitsu
5 4 (22.22%) REST
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) SOAP
6 3 (16.67%) XSLT
6 3 (16.67%) FTP
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (11.11%) SMS
7 2 (11.11%) ISEB
7 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.11%) EDI
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.11%) Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) Fiorano
7 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
7 2 (11.11%) OAuth
7 2 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 6 (33.33%) TPMS
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (5.56%) Smallworld
4 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Maximo
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) FTP
2 2 (11.11%) SMS
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) IDMS
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior COBOL Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Architect
5 2 (11.11%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) SOA Designer
6 1 (5.56%) SOA Solution Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) REST
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 3 (16.67%) XSLT
3 2 (11.11%) EDI
3 2 (11.11%) OAuth
3 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) WSDL
4 1 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Life Science
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) VME
2 1 (5.56%) CentOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) SOA
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Use Case
3 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Data Transformation
4 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.56%) Microservices
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) COBOL
2 5 (27.78%) C
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Micro Focus
2 5 (27.78%) Fujitsu
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Fiorano
3 2 (11.11%) MuleSoft
4 1 (5.56%) ICL
4 1 (5.56%) Workday