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 3 months to 29 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 59 96
Rank change year-on-year -33 +37  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 14 75 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.80% 2.89% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 13.11% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 47 18
Median daily rate £445 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £295 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £540
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 521 572 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.62% 22.07% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 333 353
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Scotland

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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

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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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 8 £440 +6.66% 2
Glasgow -11 4 £400 +33.33% 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Oracle
3 12 (28.57%) Java
3 12 (28.57%) Unix
3 12 (28.57%) Finance
3 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 11 (26.19%) Relational Database
4 11 (26.19%) SQL
5 9 (21.43%) Banking
5 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 9 (21.43%) CRM
5 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 9 (21.43%) RDBMS
5 9 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (21.43%) Change Control
6 8 (19.05%) SoapUI
6 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (19.05%) TIBCO
7 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 7 (16.67%) SOA
7 7 (16.67%) Linux
8 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 6 (14.29%) SDLC
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (11.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (11.90%) Windows
10 4 (9.52%) ITIL
10 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
10 4 (9.52%) IBM
10 4 (9.52%) Billing

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 6 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.14%) GlassFish
2 3 (7.14%) JBoss
2 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) PaaS
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.38%) NAS
2 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 11 (26.19%) Relational Database
3 9 (21.43%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) SoapUI
2 4 (9.52%) Maven
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (9.52%) Subversion
3 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Ant
4 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.52%) Billing
5 2 (4.76%) Law
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Designer
3 9 (21.43%) Database Designer
4 8 (19.05%) TIBCO Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) DevOps Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Technology Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Interaction Designer
8 1 (2.38%) Middleware Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Middleware Specialist
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (7.14%) EJB
2 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
2 3 (7.14%) Spring
2 3 (7.14%) Struts
2 3 (7.14%) Struts2
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (4.76%) ISPF
3 2 (4.76%) JSON
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Reference Data
2 4 (9.52%) Replication
3 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.76%) iSeries
3 2 (4.76%) Tandem
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) DataPower
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Unix
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) AIX
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) zOS
6 1 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) Change Control
2 9 (21.43%) CRM
2 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
2 9 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 7 (16.67%) SOA
4 6 (14.29%) SDLC
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.76%) High Availability
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security
7 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.76%) Microservices
7 2 (4.76%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.76%) Scrum
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) JCL
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) Jython
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) IBM Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 2 (4.76%) TeamSite
2 1 (2.38%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) TIBCO
3 4 (9.52%) IBM
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) Axway
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.38%) BMC
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) Twitter