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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 102 94
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 20 53 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.92% 1.80% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.06% 8.14% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 12
Median daily rate £397 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £540 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

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 653 651 660
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 30.12% 22.17% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 379 307
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 12
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Glasgow +18 15 £394 -17.00% 8
Edinburgh -17 3 £525 +23.52% 2
West Lothian - 1 £330 -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) Unix
3 12 (37.50%) IBM
4 9 (28.13%) zOS
4 9 (28.13%) Mainframe
4 9 (28.13%) DB2
5 8 (25.00%) Oracle
5 8 (25.00%) MQSeries
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (25.00%) JCL
5 8 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (25.00%) Assembly Language
5 8 (25.00%) Sybase
5 8 (25.00%) Security Management
5 8 (25.00%) ISPF
5 8 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 7 (21.88%) CLIST
6 7 (21.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 7 (21.88%) zSecure
6 7 (21.88%) PKI
6 7 (21.88%) Project Planning
6 7 (21.88%) Time Management
6 7 (21.88%) Information Security
6 7 (21.88%) SSH
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (21.88%) SAS
6 7 (21.88%) Kerberos
6 7 (21.88%) CA
6 7 (21.88%) REXX

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 8 (25.00%) MQSeries
2 7 (21.88%) CICS
2 7 (21.88%) SAS
3 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (12.50%) Apache
4 4 (12.50%) JBoss
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (3.13%) ColdFusion
7 1 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
7 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
1 2 (6.25%) PaaS
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Kerberos
1 7 (21.88%) SSH
1 7 (21.88%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) DB2
2 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.25%) Maven
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.13%) Ant
3 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Billing
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) TIBCO Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Assembler Programmer
4 2 (6.25%) DBA
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
4 2 (6.25%) Programmer
4 2 (6.25%) RACF Programmer
4 2 (6.25%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (6.25%) Technology Architect
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Cassandra Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) ISPF
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (6.25%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) JMS
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) LAMP
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Mainframe
2 7 (21.88%) PKI
3 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.50%) Reference Data
4 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
5 2 (6.25%) Replication
6 1 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (3.13%) iSeries
6 1 (3.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Unix
2 9 (28.13%) zOS
3 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 5 (15.63%) Windows
5 4 (12.50%) AIX
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Security Management
2 7 (21.88%) Information Security
2 7 (21.88%) Project Planning
2 7 (21.88%) Time Management
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.75%) People Management
4 5 (15.63%) SOA
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) SDLC
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) Open Source
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.13%) Change Control
7 1 (3.13%) High Availability
7 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.13%) Investment Management
7 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 8 (25.00%) JCL
2 8 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (21.88%) CLIST
3 7 (21.88%) Perl
3 7 (21.88%) REXX
4 5 (15.63%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (21.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 7 (21.88%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) zSecure
2 2 (6.25%) TeamSite
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) IBM
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Sybase
3 7 (21.88%) CA
4 5 (15.63%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) Axway
6 1 (3.13%) F5
6 1 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (3.13%) IBM Sterling
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