Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 130 118
Rank change year-on-year -27 -12 -20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 43 59 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.81% 1.20% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.88% 4.37% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 59
Scotland median daily rate £450 £433 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +6.79% -10.00%
10th Percentile £328 £339 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £473
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £465
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £55.50 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +23.33% +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 1,493 1,349 1,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.25% 27.34% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 834 747
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 15
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -36.47% +5.25%
10th Percentile £12.14 £18.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.39 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -3 31 £475 - 6
Glasgow -37 9 £450 +12.50% 9
Renfrewshire - 2 £425 -
Fife - 1 - -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 14 (32.56%) SQL
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
3 11 (25.58%) Java
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) ITIL
5 9 (20.93%) Oracle
5 9 (20.93%) Finance
5 9 (20.93%) Migration
6 8 (18.60%) IBM
7 7 (16.28%) Python
7 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.28%) Web Services
7 7 (16.28%) Windows
7 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (16.28%) TOGAF
7 7 (16.28%) DevOps
7 7 (16.28%) SDLC
8 6 (13.95%) Private Cloud
8 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (13.95%) Asset Management
8 6 (13.95%) Spring
8 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
8 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.95%) Clustering
8 6 (13.95%) XML
8 6 (13.95%) Unix
8 6 (13.95%) SAN
9 5 (11.63%) ETL
9 5 (11.63%) SOAP

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 (9.30%) Apache
1 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.98%) GlassFish
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.65%) CICS
3 2 (4.65%) JBoss
3 2 (4.65%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.65%) SAS
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) thinkFolio
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) SAN
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 3 (6.98%) SSL
3 3 (6.98%) WAN
4 2 (4.65%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.65%) SSH
5 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.33%) DHCP
5 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.33%) NAS
5 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.65%) DB2
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.33%) OrientDB
4 1 (2.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle APEX
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) Maven
3 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) JMeter
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Developer
2 5 (11.63%) Architect
2 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) Designer
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (6.98%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Web Services
2 6 (13.95%) Spring
2 6 (13.95%) XML
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (11.63%) SOAP
4 4 (9.30%) CSS
4 4 (9.30%) HTML
5 3 (6.98%) Apache CXF
5 3 (6.98%) Java SE
5 3 (6.98%) JAXB
5 3 (6.98%) MyBatis
5 3 (6.98%) REST
6 2 (4.65%) Akka
6 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.65%) Drools
6 2 (4.65%) EclipseLink
6 2 (4.65%) ISPF
6 2 (4.65%) Java EE
6 2 (4.65%) jBPM
6 2 (4.65%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Clustering
2 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.95%) Private Cloud
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Licensing
4 3 (6.98%) PMI
5 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.65%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
3 6 (13.95%) Unix
4 3 (6.98%) Solaris
4 3 (6.98%) zOS
5 1 (2.33%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) ITIL
3 9 (20.93%) Migration
4 7 (16.28%) DevOps
4 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (16.28%) SDLC
4 7 (16.28%) TOGAF
5 6 (13.95%) Asset Management
5 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.63%) ETL
6 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (11.63%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) Software Licensing
6 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (9.30%) Kanban
7 4 (9.30%) OO
7 4 (9.30%) Runbook
7 4 (9.30%) Scrum
7 4 (9.30%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.28%) Python
4 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.30%) Perl
6 3 (6.98%) Java 8
7 2 (4.65%) AspectJ
7 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
7 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.65%) CLIST
7 2 (4.65%) JCL
7 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.65%) REXX
7 2 (4.65%) Scala
7 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) C#
8 1 (2.33%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) CISSP
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CCIE
3 1 (2.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (4.65%) RACF
2 2 (4.65%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
3 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Ansible
1 2 (4.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.65%) PowerCLI
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) Terraform
1 2 (4.65%) zSecure
2 1 (2.33%) Consul
2 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 8 (18.60%) IBM
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.98%) Ab Initio
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.65%) CA
5 2 (4.65%) Charles River
5 2 (4.65%) CODA
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
5 2 (4.65%) Sybase
6 1 (2.33%) Apple
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) F5
6 1 (2.33%) Planview
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.33%) VMware