Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 103 98
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing Middleware 60 75 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 1.75% 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.49% 6.35% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 59 64
Scotland median daily rate £440 £410 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -6.82% +10.16%
10th Percentile £339 £313 £341
90th Percentile £588 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £32.66 £38.00
% change year-on-year +37.80% -14.07% +24.59%

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 1336 1181 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.85% 27.49% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 710 671
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% +1.58%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -14 33 £475 +11.76% 2
Glasgow +4 25 £400 - 4
West Lothian -10 1 - -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 29 (48.33%) Finance
2 21 (35.00%) Perl
2 21 (35.00%) Unix
3 20 (33.33%) Linux
4 18 (30.00%) SQL
4 18 (30.00%) IBM
4 18 (30.00%) Mainframe
5 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 16 (26.67%) JCL
6 15 (25.00%) RACF
6 15 (25.00%) Security Management
6 15 (25.00%) SSH
6 15 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (25.00%) PKI
6 15 (25.00%) ISPF
6 15 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 15 (25.00%) CICS
6 15 (25.00%) Assembly Language
6 15 (25.00%) CA
6 15 (25.00%) SSL
6 15 (25.00%) REXX
6 15 (25.00%) zOS
6 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 15 (25.00%) MQSeries
6 15 (25.00%) SAS
6 15 (25.00%) Kerberos
6 15 (25.00%) Sybase
6 15 (25.00%) DB2
6 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (25.00%) Time Management

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 15 (25.00%) CICS
1 15 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 15 (25.00%) SAS
2 13 (21.67%) JBoss
3 7 (11.67%) Tomcat
4 5 (8.33%) Confluence
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (5.00%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.33%) IIS
7 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.67%) Apache
8 1 (1.67%) ColdFusion
8 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 15 (25.00%) SSH
1 15 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) NAS
3 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) DB2
2 4 (6.67%) MySQL
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Jenkins
2 10 (16.67%) Ant
3 8 (13.33%) Maven
4 6 (10.00%) Subversion
5 5 (8.33%) Artifactory
5 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.33%) JIRA
6 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.67%) JUnit
7 1 (1.67%) GitLab
General
1 29 (48.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
2 5 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Assembler Programmer
2 6 (10.00%) Consultant
2 6 (10.00%) Mainframe Programmer
2 6 (10.00%) Programmer
2 6 (10.00%) RACF Programmer
2 6 (10.00%) SAS Programmer
3 5 (8.33%) Architect
3 5 (8.33%) DBA
3 5 (8.33%) Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Administrator
4 4 (6.67%) Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Middleware Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) ISPF
2 5 (8.33%) RESTful
3 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.00%) Apache CXF
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (5.00%) Spring
4 3 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) .NET
6 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.67%) J2EE
6 1 (1.67%) JDBC
6 1 (1.67%) JMS
6 1 (1.67%) JNDI
6 1 (1.67%) JSON
6 1 (1.67%) LAMP
6 1 (1.67%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (25.00%) PKI
3 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.67%) DataPower
6 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Unix
2 20 (33.33%) Linux
3 15 (25.00%) zOS
4 11 (18.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.33%) Windows
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.67%) AIX
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 15 (25.00%) Security Management
1 15 (25.00%) Time Management
2 14 (23.33%) Information Security
2 14 (23.33%) People Management
3 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.00%) DevOps
4 9 (15.00%) Open Source
5 8 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (10.00%) Migration
7 5 (8.33%) Change Management
7 5 (8.33%) Scrum
7 5 (8.33%) SOA
7 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (6.67%) SDLC
8 4 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 4 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) Perl
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 16 (26.67%) JCL
3 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 15 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 15 (25.00%) CLIST
4 15 (25.00%) REXX
5 10 (16.67%) Python
6 7 (11.67%) Java
7 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.67%) COBOL
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 15 (25.00%) RACF
1 15 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) zSecure
2 10 (16.67%) Ansible
3 2 (3.33%) SELinux
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.67%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) IBM
2 15 (25.00%) CA
2 15 (25.00%) Sybase
3 10 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (6.67%) Perforce
5 3 (5.00%) EnterpriseDB
5 3 (5.00%) Hyperion
6 2 (3.33%) Kofax
6 2 (3.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.67%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix
7 1 (1.67%) IronPort
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec
7 1 (1.67%) TIBCO