The median contractor rate for a Middleware Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 260 263
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Architect 0 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.12% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.13% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 6
Median daily rate - £525 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £530
% change year-on-year -2.38% -0.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Middleware Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Middleware Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware Architect in the South East

Middleware Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware Architect in the South East

Middleware Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Middleware Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Middleware Architect in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) ZABBIX
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Neo4j
2 2 (66.67%) IBM BigInsights
3 1 (33.33%) Kafka
3 1 (33.33%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MOM
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing

Middleware Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) IBM BigInsights
1 2 (66.67%) Neo4j
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Kafka
2 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (33.33%) ZeroMQ
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
1 2 (66.67%) ZABBIX
2 1 (33.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SAP