Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 210 156
Rank change year-on-year +107 -54 +17
Contract jobs citing Middleware 60 150 278
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.65% 1.09% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.09% 4.05% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 87 160
Median daily rate £488 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +15.07%
10th Percentile £315 £330 £350
90th Percentile £650 £650 £619
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £47.41 £45.69
% change year-on-year -11.41% +3.77% -0.68%

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 846 3,701 5,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.27% 26.80% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 2,263 3,609
Median daily rate £474 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £599 £575
England median daily rate £495 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 78 80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £49.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.65% +17.06% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29.85 £16.14 £21.68
90th Percentile £67.70 £82.50 £53.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +3.75%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Middleware as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Middleware in the South East over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the South East.

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 29 October 2020. 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
Thames Valley +92 40 £479 +5.31% 9
Buckinghamshire +52 30 £479 +6.77% 4
Berkshire +70 10 - - 4
West Sussex +46 9 £625 +4.17% 2
Hampshire +19 5 £458 -12.86% 4
Surrey +75 4 £500 -16.67% 1
Kent +32 2 £493 +71.30% 2
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 30 (50.00%) Oracle
2 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
3 16 (26.67%) SOA
4 13 (21.67%) Unix
4 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
5 12 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (20.00%) Linux
5 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (20.00%) SQL
6 11 (18.33%) Migration
6 11 (18.33%) Oracle Database
7 10 (16.67%) SOAP
8 9 (15.00%) UML
8 9 (15.00%) Windows
8 9 (15.00%) Java
8 9 (15.00%) WebLogic
8 9 (15.00%) E-Commerce
8 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
8 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
9 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.33%) IBM
10 7 (11.67%) PL/SQL
10 7 (11.67%) ITIL
10 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (11.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
11 6 (10.00%) Data Management
11 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g

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 9 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 9 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (5.00%) CMS
3 3 (5.00%) Predix
3 3 (5.00%) ThingWorx
4 2 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.33%) nginx
5 1 (1.67%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.67%) JBoss
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Azure
3 2 (3.33%) GitHub
4 1 (1.67%) Datadog
4 1 (1.67%) Office 365
4 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) SSL
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
3 1 (1.67%) MPLS
3 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.67%) SAN
3 1 (1.67%) SMS
3 1 (1.67%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.67%) VoWiFi
3 1 (1.67%) VSAN
3 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.33%) Oracle Database
3 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (8.33%) DB2
6 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.33%) MySQL
8 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.67%) GIS
8 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.67%) Ingres
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.67%) Power BI
8 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.67%) Redis
8 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Subversion
2 4 (6.67%) Ant
3 3 (5.00%) ERwin
3 3 (5.00%) Hudson
4 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.33%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) JUnit
5 1 (1.67%) Mocha
5 1 (1.67%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 4 (6.67%) Back Office
3 3 (5.00%) Automotive
3 3 (5.00%) Front Office
3 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Architect
2 14 (23.33%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (10.00%) Applications Architect
3 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce Architect
3 6 (10.00%) Integration Specialist
4 5 (8.33%) Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) DBA
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Specialist
5 4 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Digital Architect
6 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce Product Owner
6 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Product Owner
6 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Integration Specialist
7 2 (3.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 10 (16.67%) SOAP
3 6 (10.00%) J2EE
4 5 (8.33%) Web Services
5 4 (6.67%) REST
6 3 (5.00%) JMS
6 3 (5.00%) Spring
6 3 (5.00%) XML
6 3 (5.00%) XSLT
7 2 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (1.67%) .NET
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.67%) LDAP
8 1 (1.67%) Node.js
8 1 (1.67%) SAP PI
8 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Cloud Native
3 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Cloud
3 4 (6.67%) Industry 4.0
4 3 (5.00%) Clustering
4 3 (5.00%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 3 (5.00%) Internet of Things
4 3 (5.00%) Robotics
5 2 (3.33%) DataPower
5 2 (3.33%) Life Science
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Unix
2 12 (20.00%) Linux
3 9 (15.00%) Windows
4 2 (3.33%) AIX
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) SOA
2 11 (18.33%) Migration
3 9 (15.00%) E-Commerce
3 9 (15.00%) UML
4 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.67%) ITIL
5 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
6 6 (10.00%) CRM
6 6 (10.00%) Data Management
6 6 (10.00%) DevOps
6 6 (10.00%) ETL
6 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.33%) DSDM
7 5 (8.33%) EAI
7 5 (8.33%) Matrix Management
7 5 (8.33%) Project Delivery
7 5 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (11.67%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.67%) Perl
4 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.00%) Python
5 3 (5.00%) VBScript
6 2 (3.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (1.67%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) Degree
4 4 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Firmware
2 2 (3.33%) NFS
2 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.67%) XenApp
3 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Ansible
1 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.67%) Nagios
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
1 1 (1.67%) SCOM
1 1 (1.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (13.33%) IBM
3 5 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (8.33%) SAP
4 4 (6.67%) Alibaba
4 4 (6.67%) Pardot
4 4 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) Capita
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.33%) Citrix
6 2 (3.33%) Dell
6 2 (3.33%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) IFS
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) ESRI
7 1 (1.67%) NetApp
7 1 (1.67%) Remedy
7 1 (1.67%) Software AG
7 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.67%) webMethods