Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 104 110
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing Middleware 55 65 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.16% 1.73% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.53% 6.13% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 53 55
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £305
90th Percentile £581 £520 £513
UK median daily rate £513 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +10.81% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +20.63%

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 1,214 1,061 1,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.64% 28.30% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 650 694
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £273 £270 £263
90th Percentile £525 £475 £516
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 14
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £47.25 £40.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.21% +17.57% +0.48%
10th Percentile £13.45 £17.32 £22.38
90th Percentile £31.00 £52.17 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -23 37 £475 +11.76% 1
Glasgow -10 16 £400 +23.08% 6
Renfrewshire +23 1 £425 +3.66%
West Lothian -5 1 - -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 23 (41.82%) Linux
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.64%) Perl
3 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
4 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (21.82%) Unix
4 12 (21.82%) JBoss
5 11 (20.00%) Oracle
6 10 (18.18%) Python
6 10 (18.18%) Ant
6 10 (18.18%) IBM
6 10 (18.18%) Open Source
7 9 (16.36%) Ansible
7 9 (16.36%) DevOps
7 9 (16.36%) SQL
7 9 (16.36%) Java
7 9 (16.36%) Information Security
8 8 (14.55%) Mainframe
8 8 (14.55%) Migration
8 8 (14.55%) Maven
8 8 (14.55%) Shell Script
8 8 (14.55%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
9 7 (12.73%) JCL
9 7 (12.73%) ITIL
10 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.91%) Security Management
10 6 (10.91%) SSH
10 6 (10.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 12 (21.82%) JBoss
2 6 (10.91%) CICS
2 6 (10.91%) MQSeries
2 6 (10.91%) SAS
2 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.09%) Confluence
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.82%) CMS
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Kerberos
1 6 (10.91%) SSH
1 6 (10.91%) SSL
2 3 (5.45%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.82%) NAS
3 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) DB2
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
2 10 (18.18%) Ant
3 8 (14.55%) Maven
4 6 (10.91%) JIRA
4 6 (10.91%) Subversion
5 5 (9.09%) Artifactory
5 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.27%) JUnit
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.82%) GitLab
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Law
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Architect
2 8 (14.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Administrator
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) DBA
5 4 (7.27%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Assembler Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Middleware Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) RACF Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) SAS Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) ISPF
2 5 (9.09%) RESTful
3 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (5.45%) Apache CXF
4 3 (5.45%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (5.45%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) .NET
5 1 (1.82%) Aurelia
5 1 (1.82%) CSS
5 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
5 1 (1.82%) J2EE
5 1 (1.82%) Java EE
5 1 (1.82%) JDBC
5 1 (1.82%) JMS
5 1 (1.82%) JNDI
5 1 (1.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.82%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Mainframe
2 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.91%) PKI
4 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.45%) Clustering
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.82%) DataPower
7 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Linux
2 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (21.82%) Unix
3 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) zOS
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) AIX
5 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) Open Source
3 9 (16.36%) DevOps
3 9 (16.36%) Information Security
4 8 (14.55%) Migration
4 8 (14.55%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (12.73%) ITIL
6 6 (10.91%) People Management
6 6 (10.91%) Project Planning
6 6 (10.91%) Security Management
6 6 (10.91%) SOA
6 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.91%) Time Management
7 5 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) Scrum
7 5 (9.09%) UML
8 4 (7.27%) Multithreading
8 4 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) Perl
2 10 (18.18%) Python
3 9 (16.36%) Java
3 9 (16.36%) SQL
4 8 (14.55%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.73%) JCL
6 6 (10.91%) Assembly Language
6 6 (10.91%) CLIST
6 6 (10.91%) REXX
7 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.82%) COBOL
9 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.64%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) COBIT
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 6 (10.91%) RACF
1 6 (10.91%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) Ansible
2 6 (10.91%) zSecure
3 2 (3.64%) SELinux
4 1 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.82%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Oracle
2 10 (18.18%) IBM
3 6 (10.91%) CA
3 6 (10.91%) Sybase
4 4 (7.27%) Perforce
5 3 (5.45%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) Hyperion
6 2 (3.64%) Kofax
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.64%) VMware
7 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.82%) IronPort
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.82%) Progress
7 1 (1.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec