Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 131 108
Rank change year-on-year -7 -23 -1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 45 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 1.16% 1.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.28% 4.48% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 53
Scotland median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £275 £313
90th Percentile £590 £581 £520
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £464
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.51% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £58.75 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +34.29% +9.38% +5.26%

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 1,371 1,229 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.88% 25.84% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 760 674
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £270
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 20
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £46.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -47.97% +14.77%
10th Percentile £13.16 £13.45 £17.06
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +2 31 £475 - 5
Glasgow -21 11 £412 +2.94% 4
Renfrewshire -7 2 £425 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 15 (33.33%) Linux
2 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.89%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) Data Centre
4 12 (26.67%) Java
5 11 (24.44%) Finance
6 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (22.22%) Migration
7 9 (20.00%) ITIL
8 8 (17.78%) Windows
8 8 (17.78%) Oracle
8 8 (17.78%) DevOps
9 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (15.56%) Private Cloud
9 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
9 7 (15.56%) IBM
9 7 (15.56%) Banking
10 6 (13.33%) Asset Management
10 6 (13.33%) TOGAF
10 6 (13.33%) Clustering
10 6 (13.33%) SAN
10 6 (13.33%) Python
10 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
10 6 (13.33%) Kanban
11 5 (11.11%) CMDB
11 5 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (11.11%) Oracle Licensing
11 5 (11.11%) Collaborative Working

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 3 (6.67%) Apache
1 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.44%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.44%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) SAN
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
2 3 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.22%) NAS
3 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.22%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Architect
2 9 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (15.56%) Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Designer
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Designer
8 2 (4.44%) Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
1 5 (11.11%) Spring
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) SOAP
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) JSP
3 3 (6.67%) REST
3 3 (6.67%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) Apache CXF
4 2 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.44%) Java EE
4 2 (4.44%) Java SE
4 2 (4.44%) JAXB
4 2 (4.44%) MyBatis
4 2 (4.44%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.22%) LDAP
5 1 (2.22%) Velocity
5 1 (2.22%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Private Cloud
3 6 (13.33%) Clustering
4 5 (11.11%) CMDB
4 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (11.11%) Oracle Licensing
5 3 (6.67%) PMI
6 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Windows
3 5 (11.11%) Solaris
4 4 (8.89%) Unix
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.22%) AIX
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (22.22%) Migration
3 9 (20.00%) ITIL
4 8 (17.78%) DevOps
5 6 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 6 (13.33%) Kanban
5 6 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 5 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (11.11%) Project Management
6 5 (11.11%) Scrum
6 5 (11.11%) Software Licensing
6 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.11%) Web Development
7 4 (8.89%) ETL
7 4 (8.89%) IT Strategy
7 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.89%) Runbook
7 4 (8.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 12 (26.67%) Java
3 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
4 6 (13.33%) Python
5 4 (8.89%) Java 8
5 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.67%) Perl
7 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.22%) C#
8 1 (2.22%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) CISSP
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) CCIE
3 1 (2.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Docker
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) PowerCLI
2 2 (4.44%) Ansible
2 2 (4.44%) Consul
2 2 (4.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.44%) Prometheus
2 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) Terraform
3 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) IBM
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Charles River
4 2 (4.44%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) EMC
5 1 (2.22%) F5
5 1 (2.22%) Planview
5 1 (2.22%) VMware