Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 126 100
Rank change year-on-year -25 -26 +16
Contract jobs citing Middleware 54 38 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 0.91% 2.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.41% 3.07% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 77
Scotland median daily rate £438 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £358 £324 £323
90th Percentile £595 £560 £504
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -12.50%

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 1,584 1,237 1,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.44% 29.56% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 795 729
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £310 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £43.39 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.53% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.52 £14.49 £13.60
90th Percentile £48.85 £48.22 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +7.01% +4.17%

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 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 July 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 -9 31 £480 +7.87% 5
Glasgow -19 22 £425 +1.55% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £270 -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 21 (38.89%) Oracle
2 19 (35.19%) SOAP
3 18 (33.33%) Java
3 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.33%) Node.js
4 17 (31.48%) REST
5 16 (29.63%) Finance
6 15 (27.78%) SOA
7 14 (25.93%) Unix
7 14 (25.93%) Spring
8 13 (24.07%) JIRA
8 13 (24.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (24.07%) Web Services
9 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
9 12 (22.22%) Hibernate
10 11 (20.37%) Linux
10 11 (20.37%) Spring Boot
11 10 (18.52%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 10 (18.52%) React
11 10 (18.52%) SDLC
11 10 (18.52%) SOLID
11 10 (18.52%) Redux
11 10 (18.52%) Python
11 10 (18.52%) IBM
11 10 (18.52%) iPad
11 10 (18.52%) Software Architecture
11 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
11 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database
11 10 (18.52%) Microservices
11 10 (18.52%) Web Development

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 13 (24.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (14.81%) WebSphere
3 7 (12.96%) Confluence
4 4 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (5.56%) CICS
5 3 (5.56%) JBoss
5 3 (5.56%) MQSeries
5 3 (5.56%) SAS
6 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.85%) Apache
7 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.85%) IIS
7 1 (1.85%) Jetty
7 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) SSL
2 3 (5.56%) Kerberos
2 3 (5.56%) SSH
3 1 (1.85%) DHCP
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 8 (14.81%) Big Data
2 8 (14.81%) Hadoop
2 8 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (9.26%) Neo4j
4 5 (9.26%) OrientDB
5 3 (5.56%) DB2
6 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.70%) MySQL
6 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.85%) KDB
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) JIRA
2 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.56%) Maven
4 2 (3.70%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.70%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.85%) Ant
5 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.85%) GitLab
5 1 (1.85%) Gradle
5 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.85%) JMeter
5 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.85%) Mockito
5 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Architect
2 15 (27.78%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (18.52%) Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Designer
5 7 (12.96%) Java Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (11.11%) Java Solutions Architect
7 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Java Technical Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Big Data Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Data Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
9 3 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.19%) SOAP
2 18 (33.33%) Node.js
3 17 (31.48%) REST
4 14 (25.93%) Spring
5 13 (24.07%) Web Services
6 12 (22.22%) Hibernate
7 11 (20.37%) Spring Boot
8 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
8 10 (18.52%) React
8 10 (18.52%) Redux
9 7 (12.96%) .NET
9 7 (12.96%) Akka
9 7 (12.96%) Play Framework
10 6 (11.11%) Kafka
10 6 (11.11%) XML
11 4 (7.41%) ISPF
12 3 (5.56%) J2EE
12 3 (5.56%) Java EE
12 3 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (3.70%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) iPad
2 8 (14.81%) Mainframe
3 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.41%) PKI
6 2 (3.70%) Fintech
6 2 (3.70%) NHS
7 1 (1.85%) AS400
7 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.85%) Derivative
7 1 (1.85%) Equities
7 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Unix
2 11 (20.37%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) zOS
4 5 (9.26%) Windows
5 2 (3.70%) AIX
5 2 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.85%) HPUX
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) SOA
3 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 10 (18.52%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 10 (18.52%) Microservices
4 10 (18.52%) SDLC
4 10 (18.52%) Software Architecture
4 10 (18.52%) SOLID
4 10 (18.52%) Web Development
5 8 (14.81%) DevOps
5 8 (14.81%) Open Source
5 8 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (12.96%) Asset Management
6 7 (12.96%) Information Security
6 7 (12.96%) TOGAF
7 6 (11.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 6 (11.11%) ITIL
7 6 (11.11%) The Twelve-Factor App
7 6 (11.11%) Workflow
8 5 (9.26%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) Java
2 10 (18.52%) Python
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.81%) Scala
5 7 (12.96%) SQL
6 4 (7.41%) JCL
6 4 (7.41%) Perl
6 4 (7.41%) REXX
7 3 (5.56%) Assembly Language
7 3 (5.56%) CLIST
7 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.70%) AspectJ
9 1 (1.85%) C#
9 1 (1.85%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) CCNP
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) MBA
3 1 (1.85%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) PMO
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) RACF
1 4 (7.41%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (5.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (1.85%) ACF2
3 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) zSecure
2 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.85%) OpenView
3 1 (1.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Oracle
2 10 (18.52%) IBM
3 7 (12.96%) Ab Initio
3 7 (12.96%) Atlassian
3 7 (12.96%) Bloomberg
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.26%) CODA
5 5 (9.26%) Sitecore
6 4 (7.41%) FactSet
7 3 (5.56%) CA
7 3 (5.56%) Charles River
7 3 (5.56%) SAP
7 3 (5.56%) Sybase
8 2 (3.70%) Apple
8 2 (3.70%) Citrix
8 2 (3.70%) Hyperion
8 2 (3.70%) SEEBURGER
9 1 (1.85%) HP
9 1 (1.85%) McAfee
9 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com