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 3 months to 30 March 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 66 69
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 11 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.69% 0.98% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.21% 4.31% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
Median daily rate £425 £463 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +3.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -52.97% +9.80%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 134 232 256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.55% 22.81% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 147 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -52.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Apache
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) SOA
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Spring
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) REST
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 4 (28.57%) JBoss
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) IIS
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
6 3 (21.43%) JSON
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
6 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (21.43%) Jaspersoft
6 3 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 7 (50.00%) Apache
2 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
3 4 (28.57%) IIS
3 4 (28.57%) JBoss
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (7.14%) DataStax
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
3 2 (14.29%) Bitbucket
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Maven
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Development Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Middleware Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Programme Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Web Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) BPM Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SOA Developer
4 2 (14.29%) WebLogic Developer
5 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) REST
1 5 (35.71%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (14.29%) SAML
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) WSDL
3 2 (14.29%) XSD
3 2 (14.29%) XSLT
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) DAO
4 1 (7.14%) GWT
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) JSF
4 1 (7.14%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (35.71%) SOA
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
3 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) BPEL
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow