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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 64 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 0.70% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 3.06% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 9
Median daily rate £365 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.41% -8.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

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 126 196 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.76% 22.95% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 130 129
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.48% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (66.67%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Apache
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) JBoss
5 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 4 (33.33%) IIS
5 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) Task Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Jaspersoft
6 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (25.00%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Spring
6 3 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (16.67%) Hadoop

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 (58.33%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) JBoss
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) DataStax
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Middleware Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Web Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (25.00%) REST
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) DAO
2 1 (8.33%) GWT
2 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) JSF
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) RichFaces
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 4 (33.33%) Task Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (25.00%) SOA
2 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Jaspersoft
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow