Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 156 148
Rank change year-on-year -19 -8 +41
Contract jobs citing Middleware 222 248 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.33% 1.50% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.82% 5.60% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 147 213
South East median daily rate £430 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.42% +5.56% -3.64%
10th Percentile £335 £355 £325
90th Percentile £525 £623 £700
England median daily rate £513 £475 £459
% change year-on-year +7.89% +3.54% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +85.19% -50.91%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.66 £38.25
% change year-on-year +37.80% -14.63% +23.39%

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 4602 4426 5109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.53% 26.83% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2843 2689 3296
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 126 119
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.25 £15.08
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.25 £51.30
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 20 November 2017.

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 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
Hampshire +36 98 £438 -2.78% 11
Thames Valley -61 56 £438 -16.67% 8
Surrey +1 53 £425 -10.53% 6
Berkshire -35 30 £413 -21.43% 6
Buckinghamshire -40 19 £438 -7.41%
West Sussex -25 8 £275 -25.68%
Oxfordshire +1 7 £473 - 2
Middlesex +9 3 £500 +29.87% 3
Kent -13 2 £433 -17.62%
Middleware
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 101 (45.50%) Linux
2 91 (40.99%) Unix
3 81 (36.49%) Java
4 58 (26.13%) Finance
5 57 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (24.32%) SQL
7 53 (23.87%) Apache
8 51 (22.97%) Oracle
9 48 (21.62%) Windows
10 44 (19.82%) Jenkins
11 42 (18.92%) Red Hat
12 40 (18.02%) Spring
13 36 (16.22%) J2EE
13 36 (16.22%) Tomcat
14 35 (15.77%) SOA
14 35 (15.77%) Microsoft
14 35 (15.77%) JSON
15 33 (14.86%) Apache Camel
16 32 (14.41%) Kafka
16 32 (14.41%) Unit Testing
16 32 (14.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (14.41%) Hadoop
16 32 (14.41%) Web Services
17 30 (13.51%) TDD
17 30 (13.51%) Perl
17 30 (13.51%) JBoss
17 30 (13.51%) Git (software)
17 30 (13.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 28 (12.61%) Big Data
18 28 (12.61%) PaaS

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 53 (23.87%) Apache
2 36 (16.22%) Tomcat
3 30 (13.51%) JBoss
4 25 (11.26%) Apache Spark
5 19 (8.56%) IIS
6 18 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (6.31%) GemFire
8 13 (5.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (5.41%) WebLogic
10 11 (4.95%) Oracle Service Bus
10 11 (4.95%) WildFly
11 9 (4.05%) IBM HTTP Server
12 8 (3.60%) OpenStack
12 8 (3.60%) WebSphere
13 5 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (1.80%) SharePoint
15 3 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (1.35%) Smallworld
16 2 (0.90%) Confluence
17 1 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.95%) Oracle Utilities
2 10 (4.50%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (3.60%) Siebel CRM
4 6 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.35%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (1.35%) Maximo
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.61%) PaaS
2 23 (10.36%) OpenShift
3 18 (8.11%) GitHub
4 14 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (3.60%) IaaS
7 6 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.45%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.45%) SaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.76%) DNS
2 13 (5.86%) Firewall
3 10 (4.50%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.05%) LDAP
4 9 (4.05%) SSH
5 6 (2.70%) WAN
6 5 (2.25%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.35%) SSL
7 3 (1.35%) Tactical Data Link
8 2 (0.90%) Broadband
8 2 (0.90%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (0.90%) Extranet
8 2 (0.90%) HTTP
8 2 (0.90%) INAP
8 2 (0.90%) Intelligent Network
8 2 (0.90%) Internet
8 2 (0.90%) Intranet
8 2 (0.90%) SAN
8 2 (0.90%) SNMP
8 2 (0.90%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.41%) Hadoop
2 28 (12.61%) Big Data
3 25 (11.26%) SQL Server
4 23 (10.36%) Oracle Database
5 19 (8.56%) HBase
6 18 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (7.21%) Oracle Database 12c
8 13 (5.86%) Apache Hive
8 13 (5.86%) OLTP
9 9 (4.05%) RDBMS
9 9 (4.05%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.60%) DB2
11 6 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.25%) Parquet
13 4 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.80%) GIS
14 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
14 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 44 (19.82%) Jenkins
2 30 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.91%) Maven
4 19 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (8.11%) Gradle
6 17 (7.66%) JUnit
7 13 (5.86%) Artifactory
7 13 (5.86%) IntelliJ
8 9 (4.05%) JIRA
9 8 (3.60%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.70%) Subversion
11 5 (2.25%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.35%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.90%) Selenium
13 2 (0.90%) XMLSpy
14 1 (0.45%) JMeter
14 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
14 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 58 (26.13%) Finance
2 26 (11.71%) Banking
3 4 (1.80%) Military
3 4 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.90%) Legal
4 2 (0.90%) Local Government
4 2 (0.90%) Marketing
4 2 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (28.38%) Developer
2 32 (14.41%) Java Developer
3 29 (13.06%) Consultant
4 28 (12.61%) Architect
5 23 (10.36%) Analyst
6 16 (7.21%) Middleware Consultant
7 15 (6.76%) DBA
7 15 (6.76%) Oracle DBA
8 14 (6.31%) Applications Developer
9 12 (5.41%) Big Data Developer
9 12 (5.41%) Integration Consultant
9 12 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.95%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (4.95%) Workday Consultant
11 10 (4.50%) Middleware Developer
12 9 (4.05%) Workday Integration Consultant
13 8 (3.60%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.15%) Administrator
15 6 (2.70%) Integration Manager
15 6 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.02%) Spring
2 36 (16.22%) J2EE
3 35 (15.77%) JSON
4 33 (14.86%) Apache Camel
5 32 (14.41%) Kafka
5 32 (14.41%) Web Services
6 27 (12.16%) .NET
7 26 (11.71%) REST
8 25 (11.26%) RESTful
9 22 (9.91%) Spring Boot
10 21 (9.46%) Oracle Fusion
11 19 (8.56%) SOAP
12 18 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (6.31%) Spark Streaming
14 13 (5.86%) Spring Integration
15 12 (5.41%) XML
16 10 (4.50%) XSLT
17 7 (3.15%) IBM Integration Bus
18 6 (2.70%) CSS
18 6 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.56%) Client/Server
1 19 (8.56%) Linux Command Line
1 19 (8.56%) Virtual Team
2 17 (7.66%) SWIFT
3 13 (5.86%) Replication
4 7 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.15%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.15%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.15%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.45%) DataPower
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Fintech
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (45.50%) Linux
2 91 (40.99%) Unix
3 48 (21.62%) Windows
4 32 (14.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (9.01%) Solaris
6 17 (7.66%) AIX
7 16 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (4.05%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.80%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.90%) SUSE
11 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.77%) SOA
3 32 (14.41%) Unit Testing
4 30 (13.51%) TDD
5 28 (12.61%) System Testing
6 27 (12.16%) Scrum
7 26 (11.71%) DevOps
8 19 (8.56%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (8.11%) Benchmarking
9 18 (8.11%) Validation
10 17 (7.66%) BDD
11 15 (6.76%) ETL
12 14 (6.31%) Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (6.31%) Migration
12 14 (6.31%) User Stories
13 13 (5.86%) MapReduce
14 12 (5.41%) Data Management
14 12 (5.41%) Project Management
15 11 (4.95%) CRM
15 11 (4.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 81 (36.49%) Java
2 54 (24.32%) SQL
3 30 (13.51%) Perl
4 26 (11.71%) Shell Script
5 13 (5.86%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.86%) Korn
6 10 (4.50%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.25%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.25%) C
8 4 (1.80%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.80%) XPath
9 3 (1.35%) C#
9 3 (1.35%) Python
10 2 (0.90%) Scala
11 1 (0.45%) Jython
Qualifications
1 19 (8.56%) Degree
2 16 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.70%) ISEB
4 6 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.90%) CISSP
6 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.90%) RHCE
6 2 (0.90%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.76%) QA
2 5 (2.25%) SLA
3 4 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.35%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.45%) GCP
System Software
1 30 (13.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 22 (9.91%) HDFS
3 21 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (8.11%) Docker
5 17 (7.66%) Active Directory
5 17 (7.66%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.95%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.90%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.45%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.76%) Hadoop YARN
2 10 (4.50%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.05%) Puppet
4 8 (3.60%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (3.15%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (2.70%) SELinux
7 5 (2.25%) Ansible
7 5 (2.25%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.45%) SCCM
11 1 (0.45%) SCOM
11 1 (0.45%) Terraform
11 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (22.97%) Oracle
2 42 (18.92%) Red Hat
3 35 (15.77%) Microsoft
4 27 (12.16%) VMware
5 26 (11.71%) IBM
6 25 (11.26%) Workday
7 18 (8.11%) Veritas
8 15 (6.76%) Citrix
8 15 (6.76%) HP
9 13 (5.86%) SAP
10 10 (4.50%) McAfee
11 9 (4.05%) Symantec
12 8 (3.60%) Siebel
13 7 (3.15%) Kronos
14 6 (2.70%) Google
14 6 (2.70%) webMethods
15 5 (2.25%) MuleSoft
15 5 (2.25%) TIBCO
16 4 (1.80%) BEA
16 4 (1.80%) Cisco