Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 September 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 132 117
Rank change year-on-year -34 -15 -17
Contract jobs citing Middleware 38 53 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.71% 1.11% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.47% 3.70% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 64
Scotland median daily rate £450 £422 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.70% +2.87% -8.89%
10th Percentile £385 £287 £313
90th Percentile £605 £603 £503
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% +57.89% -25.00%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,540 1,433 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.61% 30.05% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 881 787
Scotland median daily rate £401 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £24.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -33.33% -10.43%
10th Percentile £12.07 £14.49 £13.85
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.39 £45.14
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.46%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Scotland

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Scotland

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Scotland

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Scotland

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Edinburgh -5 22 £525 +7.69% 2
Glasgow -25 13 £450 +12.50% 5
Renfrewshire - 2 £425 - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 12 (31.58%) SQL
1 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) SOAP
3 10 (26.32%) Finance
4 9 (23.68%) Spring
5 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 8 (21.05%) Oracle
5 8 (21.05%) ITIL
5 8 (21.05%) XML
5 8 (21.05%) IBM
6 7 (18.42%) Web Services
6 7 (18.42%) TOGAF
7 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
7 6 (15.79%) Banking
7 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.79%) REST
7 6 (15.79%) DevOps
7 6 (15.79%) SDLC
8 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (13.16%) Node.js
8 5 (13.16%) JIRA
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
8 5 (13.16%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.16%) Unix
8 5 (13.16%) zOS
8 5 (13.16%) HTML
8 5 (13.16%) SSL

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (10.53%) Apache
1 4 (10.53%) Confluence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.89%) CICS
2 3 (7.89%) GlassFish
2 3 (7.89%) MQSeries
2 3 (7.89%) SAS
3 2 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) SSL
2 4 (10.53%) HTTP
3 3 (7.89%) Kerberos
3 3 (7.89%) SAN
3 3 (7.89%) SSH
4 2 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.63%) OrientDB
4 1 (2.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.26%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) JMeter
4 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Architect
2 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Software Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Designer
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) EDI Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) SOAP
2 9 (23.68%) Spring
3 8 (21.05%) XML
4 7 (18.42%) Web Services
5 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
5 6 (15.79%) REST
6 5 (13.16%) HTML
6 5 (13.16%) Node.js
7 4 (10.53%) CSS
7 4 (10.53%) ISPF
7 4 (10.53%) React
7 4 (10.53%) Redux
7 4 (10.53%) Spring Boot
8 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.89%) Apache CXF
8 3 (7.89%) Java SE
8 3 (7.89%) JAXB
8 3 (7.89%) MyBatis
9 2 (5.26%) JPA
9 2 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) iPad
2 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.89%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.89%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Fintech
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
1 5 (13.16%) zOS
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) TOGAF
4 6 (15.79%) DevOps
4 6 (15.79%) SDLC
4 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
5 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.16%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (10.53%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.53%) ETL
6 4 (10.53%) Microservices
6 4 (10.53%) OO
6 4 (10.53%) SOA
6 4 (10.53%) SOLID
6 4 (10.53%) Time Management
6 4 (10.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) JCL
4 4 (10.53%) REXX
5 3 (7.89%) Assembly Language
5 3 (7.89%) CLIST
5 3 (7.89%) Java 8
5 3 (7.89%) Perl
5 3 (7.89%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) Scala
5 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) AspectJ
6 2 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CISSP
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) RACF
1 4 (10.53%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.63%) ACF2
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) vSphere
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) zSecure
2 2 (5.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) IBM
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Ab Initio
3 3 (7.89%) CA
3 3 (7.89%) Sybase
4 2 (5.26%) Bloomberg
4 2 (5.26%) Charles River
4 2 (5.26%) CODA
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) SEEBURGER
4 2 (5.26%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.63%) Apple
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) EMC
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com