Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 July 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 167 167
Rank change year-on-year +34 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 325 216 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.89% 1.33% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.97% 4.86% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 117 176
South East median daily rate £500 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £375 £351 £363
90th Percentile £600 £570 £578
England median daily rate £525 £508 £463
% change year-on-year +3.45% +9.73% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
South East median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% +33.86% -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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,441 4,445 4,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.68% 27.45% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,495 2,716 3,165
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £294 £275
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 85 118
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.74 £13.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.63 £56.10 £55.52
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +8.67% +3.81%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the South East over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Hampshire +22 130 £508 +12.78% 10
Thames Valley +8 95 £475 +5.56% 21
Surrey +19 88 £500 +11.11% 7
Buckinghamshire +20 43 £490 -10.91% 9
Berkshire -10 38 £450 +5.88% 10
Oxfordshire +10 14 £525 - 2
West Sussex +7 11 £480 +5.73%
East Sussex +1 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 152 (46.77%) Linux
2 145 (44.62%) Java
3 117 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (34.46%) Oracle
4 112 (34.46%) Unix
5 95 (29.23%) JSON
6 90 (27.69%) Jenkins
7 88 (27.08%) Spring
8 85 (26.15%) Finance
9 83 (25.54%) RESTful
10 79 (24.31%) TDD
10 79 (24.31%) SOA
11 74 (22.77%) Apache
12 73 (22.46%) Kafka
13 68 (20.92%) SQL
13 68 (20.92%) Hadoop
14 67 (20.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 66 (20.31%) BDD
15 66 (20.31%) RabbitMQ
16 65 (20.00%) Big Data
17 62 (19.08%) REST
18 59 (18.15%) Apache Spark
19 57 (17.54%) J2EE
20 55 (16.92%) Web Services
20 55 (16.92%) Oracle Fusion
20 55 (16.92%) Hadoop YARN
21 53 (16.31%) Windows
22 50 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 50 (15.38%) Oracle Database
23 47 (14.46%) Analytical Skills

Middleware
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 74 (22.77%) Apache
2 59 (18.15%) Apache Spark
3 50 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 41 (12.62%) Oracle Service Bus
5 36 (11.08%) JBoss
6 28 (8.62%) WebLogic
7 23 (7.08%) Cloud Foundry
8 22 (6.77%) GemFire
9 17 (5.23%) Tomcat
10 16 (4.92%) Confluence
11 15 (4.62%) WebSphere
12 14 (4.31%) IIS
13 7 (2.15%) WildFly
14 3 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.62%) AquaLogic
15 2 (0.62%) CMS
15 2 (0.62%) Documentum
15 2 (0.62%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (6.15%) Siebel CRM
2 17 (5.23%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (5.23%) Oracle Utilities
3 7 (2.15%) Maximo
4 4 (1.23%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.92%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.62%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.62%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (9.23%) PaaS
4 28 (8.62%) GitHub
5 22 (6.77%) SaaS
6 18 (5.54%) IaaS
7 9 (2.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.77%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (2.77%) Amazon S3
7 9 (2.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (2.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (1.85%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.85%) Serverless
10 3 (0.92%) Office 365
11 2 (0.62%) Boomi
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.31%) Firewall
2 12 (3.69%) Network Security
2 12 (3.69%) SAN
3 6 (1.85%) SSH
4 5 (1.54%) SSL
4 5 (1.54%) VPN
5 4 (1.23%) Intranet
5 4 (1.23%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.23%) WAN
6 3 (0.92%) DNS
6 3 (0.92%) Internet
7 2 (0.62%) DMZ
7 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.62%) Extranet
7 2 (0.62%) FTP
7 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.31%) HTTP
8 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.31%) SMTP
8 1 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (20.92%) Hadoop
2 65 (20.00%) Big Data
3 50 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 39 (12.00%) HBase
5 37 (11.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 35 (10.77%) SQL Server
7 26 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 23 (7.08%) Oracle ODI
8 23 (7.08%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (6.46%) Oracle BI EE
10 16 (4.92%) MySQL
10 16 (4.92%) Parquet
11 14 (4.31%) Relational Database
12 13 (4.00%) RDBMS
13 11 (3.38%) Apache Hive
14 10 (3.08%) MongoDB
15 9 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (2.77%) DB2
16 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 90 (27.69%) Jenkins
2 46 (14.15%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 23 (7.08%) IntelliJ
5 22 (6.77%) JUnit
5 22 (6.77%) Oracle Forms
6 21 (6.46%) Cucumber
7 20 (6.15%) JIRA
8 19 (5.85%) Gradle
9 18 (5.54%) SoapUI
10 16 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (4.92%) XMLSpy
11 14 (4.31%) Maven
12 12 (3.69%) Subversion
13 11 (3.38%) SpecFlow
14 10 (3.08%) TeamCity
15 8 (2.46%) Visual Studio
16 6 (1.85%) Selenium
17 3 (0.92%) Bitbucket
18 2 (0.62%) Moq
General
1 85 (26.15%) Finance
2 17 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.69%) Back Office
3 12 (3.69%) Banking
4 5 (1.54%) Marketing
4 5 (1.54%) Retail
5 4 (1.23%) Billing
5 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.23%) Publishing
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 108 (33.23%) Developer
2 87 (26.77%) Architect
3 65 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 37 (11.38%) Big Data Developer
5 27 (8.31%) Infrastructure Architect
6 25 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (5.85%) Cloud Architect
7 19 (5.85%) DBA
7 19 (5.85%) Hadoop Developer
7 19 (5.85%) Oracle DBA
8 18 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (5.23%) Java Engineer
10 15 (4.62%) Security Architect
11 14 (4.31%) Analyst
12 13 (4.00%) Consultant
13 12 (3.69%) Apache Spark Developer
13 12 (3.69%) Oracle Applications DBA
14 11 (3.38%) Java Hadoop Developer
15 10 (3.08%) Middleware Developer
16 9 (2.77%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (29.23%) JSON
2 88 (27.08%) Spring
3 83 (25.54%) RESTful
4 73 (22.46%) Kafka
5 66 (20.31%) RabbitMQ
6 62 (19.08%) REST
7 57 (17.54%) J2EE
8 55 (16.92%) Oracle Fusion
8 55 (16.92%) Web Services
9 45 (13.85%) XML
10 43 (13.23%) SOAP
11 31 (9.54%) Spring Boot
12 26 (8.00%) Spark Streaming
13 24 (7.38%) .NET
14 20 (6.15%) JMS
15 18 (5.54%) WSDL
15 18 (5.54%) XSD
16 17 (5.23%) EJB
17 16 (4.92%) Apache Avro
18 14 (4.31%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.62%) Linux Command Line
2 28 (8.62%) Virtual Team
3 21 (6.46%) Clustering
4 16 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (4.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.77%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.15%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.85%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.54%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.23%) PMI
12 4 (1.23%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.92%) Fintech
13 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.92%) STB
14 2 (0.62%) PKI
15 1 (0.31%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 152 (46.77%) Linux
2 112 (34.46%) Unix
3 53 (16.31%) Windows
4 31 (9.54%) AIX
5 28 (8.62%) Windows Server
6 20 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.69%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.38%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.62%) Solaris
12 1 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.31%) CentOS
12 1 (0.31%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (24.31%) SOA
2 79 (24.31%) TDD
3 66 (20.31%) BDD
4 43 (13.23%) Scrum
5 38 (11.69%) Unit Testing
6 36 (11.08%) CRM
7 32 (9.85%) Microservices
8 30 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (9.23%) DevOps
9 27 (8.31%) Migration
10 26 (8.00%) OO
10 26 (8.00%) System Testing
11 25 (7.69%) Network Design
12 22 (6.77%) Master Data Management
12 22 (6.77%) Root Cause Analysis
12 22 (6.77%) Validation
13 21 (6.46%) Software Engineering
14 18 (5.54%) Project Management
14 18 (5.54%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 145 (44.62%) Java
2 68 (20.92%) SQL
3 32 (9.85%) Python
4 31 (9.54%) Shell Script
5 20 (6.15%) C#
5 20 (6.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 15 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.08%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.46%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.46%) Ruby
9 7 (2.15%) Java 8
10 6 (1.85%) Perl
11 4 (1.23%) C
11 4 (1.23%) C++
12 3 (0.92%) ABAP
13 2 (0.62%) PHP
13 2 (0.62%) Scala
13 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.62%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 42 (12.92%) Degree
2 21 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.77%) CISA
4 9 (2.77%) CISM
4 9 (2.77%) CISSP
5 8 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.54%) PMP
7 4 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.23%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.62%) OCA
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.31%) ISEB
9 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.46%) QA
2 16 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.62%) GDPR
4 14 (4.31%) NIST 800
5 6 (1.85%) PMO
6 4 (1.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.62%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 67 (20.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 38 (11.69%) HDFS
3 32 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 20 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (6.15%) XenApp
6 14 (4.31%) Docker
6 14 (4.31%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (3.08%) Active Directory
7 10 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.31%) KVM
9 1 (0.31%) NFS
9 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (16.92%) Hadoop YARN
2 19 (5.85%) Ansible
3 12 (3.69%) Data Guard
4 9 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.85%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.23%) Puppet
7 3 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.92%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (0.92%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.62%) MOM
8 2 (0.62%) QRadar
9 1 (0.31%) collectd
9 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.31%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.31%) logstash
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.31%) Terraform
9 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 112 (34.46%) Oracle
2 46 (14.15%) IBM
3 40 (12.31%) Microsoft
4 35 (10.77%) VMware
5 33 (10.15%) Citrix
6 20 (6.15%) Siebel
7 16 (4.92%) Red Hat
7 16 (4.92%) SAP
8 14 (4.31%) HP
9 13 (4.00%) TIBCO
10 11 (3.38%) 3PAR
10 11 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (2.15%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.85%) Automation Anywhere
12 6 (1.85%) Veritas
13 5 (1.54%) McAfee
13 5 (1.54%) Symantec
14 4 (1.23%) Remedy
14 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
15 2 (0.62%) AppDynamics