Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 206 152
Rank change year-on-year +88 -54 +43
Contract jobs citing Middleware 68 108 279
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 0.95% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.71% 3.74% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 61 165
Median daily rate £530 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £364 £328 £350
90th Percentile £650 £600 £619
England median daily rate £533 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £53.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.08% - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £48.42 £59.38
% change year-on-year +18.75% -18.45% +31.94%

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 1,013 2,890 5,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.43% 25.29% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 1,848 3,375
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £317 £318
90th Percentile £596 £594 £575
England median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 58 54
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25.50 £16.10 £25.78
90th Percentile £62.03 £82.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £41.85
% change year-on-year -3.02% +10.89% +4.61%

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 25 January 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Middleware in the South East over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 25 January 2021. 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 +83 42 £498 +5.01% 5
Berkshire +64 21 £500 +16.28% 2
Buckinghamshire +39 20 £480 -4.04% 2
West Sussex +38 16 £625 +8.70% 1
Hampshire +18 7 £413 -25.00% 10
Surrey +53 2 £500 +42.86% 4
Oxfordshire +28 1 - - 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 29 (42.65%) Oracle
2 18 (26.47%) SOA
3 16 (23.53%) Linux
4 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
5 14 (20.59%) Data Centre
6 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (19.12%) Azure
7 12 (17.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 12 (17.65%) Windows
7 12 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (16.18%) Java
8 11 (16.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (14.71%) AWS
9 10 (14.71%) Product Roadmap
10 9 (13.24%) SOAP
10 9 (13.24%) Unix
10 9 (13.24%) Back Office
11 8 (11.76%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 8 (11.76%) Degree
11 8 (11.76%) DevOps
12 7 (10.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
12 7 (10.29%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (10.29%) REST
12 7 (10.29%) Front Office
12 7 (10.29%) Migration
12 7 (10.29%) DB2

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 11 (16.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (8.82%) Apache
3 6 (8.82%) CMS
4 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.41%) Apache Qpid
5 3 (4.41%) IIS
6 2 (2.94%) JBoss
6 2 (2.94%) nginx
6 2 (2.94%) Predix
6 2 (2.94%) ThingWorx
7 1 (1.47%) Confluence
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Azure
2 10 (14.71%) AWS
3 4 (5.88%) Office 365
4 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.47%) Datadog
4 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) DNS
2 4 (5.88%) Firewall
2 4 (5.88%) SSL
3 3 (4.41%) HTTP
3 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.41%) WAAS
4 2 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (1.47%) FTP
5 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.47%) SAN
5 1 (1.47%) SMS
5 1 (1.47%) VoLTE
5 1 (1.47%) VoWiFi
5 1 (1.47%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) DB2
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.94%) GIS
4 2 (2.94%) MySQL
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.47%) Ingres
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) ERwin
1 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.88%) Subversion
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.47%) Ant
3 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.47%) Hudson
3 1 (1.47%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.47%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) JMeter
3 1 (1.47%) Selenium
3 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.47%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (13.24%) Back Office
2 7 (10.29%) Front Office
3 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.94%) Automotive
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Architect
2 19 (27.94%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (13.24%) Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Digital Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Applications Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 4 (5.88%) SOA Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Administrator
9 2 (2.94%) Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (13.24%) SOAP
3 7 (10.29%) REST
4 5 (7.35%) Web Services
5 4 (5.88%) J2EE
6 3 (4.41%) Spring
6 3 (4.41%) XML
7 2 (2.94%) XSLT
8 1 (1.47%) HTML
8 1 (1.47%) HTML5
8 1 (1.47%) JMS
8 1 (1.47%) LDAP
8 1 (1.47%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.47%) RESTful
8 1 (1.47%) SAML
8 1 (1.47%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.47%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Clustering
4 4 (5.88%) Cloud Native
4 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (5.88%) Industry 4.0
5 3 (4.41%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.41%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.41%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.41%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 3 (4.41%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.94%) IVR
6 2 (2.94%) Life Science
6 2 (2.94%) Robotics
7 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Linux
2 12 (17.65%) Windows
3 9 (13.24%) Unix
4 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.94%) AIX
6 2 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.47%) Android
7 1 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) SOA
2 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (14.71%) Product Roadmap
5 8 (11.76%) DevOps
5 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.29%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
6 7 (10.29%) Migration
7 6 (8.82%) Data Management
7 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.82%) ITIL
7 6 (8.82%) Microservices
7 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.35%) Open Source
8 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.35%) UML
9 4 (5.88%) Coaching
9 4 (5.88%) Fit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) Java
2 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
2 5 (7.35%) SQL
3 3 (4.41%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) Groovy
5 1 (1.47%) Java 8
5 1 (1.47%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) VBScript
5 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) Degree
3 7 (10.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.94%) ISEB
6 2 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.35%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.94%) Firmware
4 2 (2.94%) NFS
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.47%) Docker
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.47%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) IBM BigFix
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (4.41%) Puppet
1 3 (4.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Ansible
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.47%) Nagios
3 1 (1.47%) SCOM
3 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) VMware
3 5 (7.35%) Citrix
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) SAP
4 4 (5.88%) Alibaba
4 4 (5.88%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.41%) EMC
5 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.94%) Dell
6 2 (2.94%) ESRI
6 2 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) IBM
6 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.47%) BMC
7 1 (1.47%) Capita
7 1 (1.47%) NetApp
7 1 (1.47%) QNX
7 1 (1.47%) Remedy
7 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds