Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 141 183
Rank change year-on-year -47 +42 -13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 115 293 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 1.83% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.44% 5.78% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 171 135
South East median daily rate £485 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £330 £350 £325
90th Percentile £594 £619 £588
England median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £32.50 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £58.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +38.24% -15.00%

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 2,592 5,066 4,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.26% 31.64% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,623 3,281 3,039
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £320 £308
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 65 84
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
10th Percentile £30.00 £19.45 £22.95
90th Percentile £82.50 £55.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.40
% change year-on-year -1.18% +5.19% +1.01%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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
Hampshire -32 51 £550 +22.22% 11
Thames Valley +7 39 £477 -4.53% 13
Buckinghamshire +16 19 £483 -3.50% 7
Berkshire +3 19 £430 -21.82% 4
Surrey +39 17 £379 -27.30% 4
West Sussex +31 6 £575 +32.56% 2
East Sussex +15 2 £750 +61.73%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 48 (41.74%) Windows
2 39 (33.91%) Oracle
3 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (27.83%) SQL
5 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 29 (25.22%) Microservices
7 28 (24.35%) DevOps
7 28 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 28 (24.35%) VMware
8 27 (23.48%) SC Cleared
8 27 (23.48%) Java
9 26 (22.61%) Oracle Fusion
10 24 (20.87%) AWS
11 23 (20.00%) RESTful
11 23 (20.00%) Linux
12 22 (19.13%) Scrum
13 21 (18.26%) Migration
13 21 (18.26%) Azure
13 21 (18.26%) SOA
14 20 (17.39%) Web Services
14 20 (17.39%) Oracle Database
15 19 (16.52%) Jenkins
15 19 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (16.52%) TDD
16 18 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (15.65%) Project Management
16 18 (15.65%) Windows Server
17 17 (14.78%) Technical Leadership
18 16 (13.91%) Configuration Management
18 16 (13.91%) Unix

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 8 (6.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (6.09%) WebLogic
3 6 (5.22%) Apache
3 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.74%) Confluence
5 2 (1.74%) JBoss
6 1 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.87%) Documentum
6 1 (0.87%) GemFire
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.87%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.87%) Magento
2 1 (0.87%) Maximo
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.87%) AWS
2 21 (18.26%) Azure
3 11 (9.57%) SaaS
4 7 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.09%) GitHub
4 7 (6.09%) Serverless
5 6 (5.22%) PaaS
6 5 (4.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (4.35%) Heroku
7 4 (3.48%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (3.48%) IaaS
7 4 (3.48%) Kong
8 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.74%) iPaaS
8 2 (1.74%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.74%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.87%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.70%) Firewall
2 8 (6.96%) SAN
3 6 (5.22%) DNS
3 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.35%) BGP
4 5 (4.35%) DHCP
5 4 (3.48%) AMQP
6 3 (2.61%) Bluetooth
6 3 (2.61%) EIGRP
6 3 (2.61%) NFC
6 3 (2.61%) OSPF
6 3 (2.61%) RIP
7 2 (1.74%) 3G
7 2 (1.74%) Broadband
7 2 (1.74%) GPRS
7 2 (1.74%) LAN
7 2 (1.74%) SNMP
7 2 (1.74%) SSL
7 2 (1.74%) UMTS
7 2 (1.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.48%) Amazon Athena
4 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (3.48%) SSDT
5 2 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.74%) GIS
5 2 (1.74%) Power BI
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.87%) HBase
6 1 (0.87%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 19 (16.52%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.43%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.83%) JUnit
5 7 (6.09%) Eclipse
5 7 (6.09%) IntelliJ
5 7 (6.09%) Vagrant
6 6 (5.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.22%) Selenium
7 5 (4.35%) JIRA
7 5 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.74%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.74%) GitLab
8 2 (1.74%) Maven
8 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.87%) NUnit
9 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.87%) Subversion
9 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.48%) Automotive
4 3 (2.61%) French Language
4 3 (2.61%) German Language
4 3 (2.61%) Marketing
4 3 (2.61%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.74%) Billing
5 2 (1.74%) Military
6 1 (0.87%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 47 (40.87%) Architect
2 27 (23.48%) Developer
3 15 (13.04%) Technical Architect
4 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (7.83%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.83%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.09%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) Node.js Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Coordinator
7 6 (5.22%) Oracle Architect
8 5 (4.35%) Developer in Test
9 4 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Integration Specialist
9 4 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Data Integration Specialist
10 3 (2.61%) Middleware Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.61%) Oracle Fusion
2 23 (20.00%) RESTful
3 20 (17.39%) Web Services
4 15 (13.04%) REST
5 13 (11.30%) Node.js
6 11 (9.57%) SOAP
7 10 (8.70%) JSON
8 9 (7.83%) Spring
9 8 (6.96%) J2EE
10 7 (6.09%) Swagger
10 7 (6.09%) XML
11 6 (5.22%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (4.35%) .NET
12 5 (4.35%) Kafka
12 5 (4.35%) OAuth
13 4 (3.48%) React
13 4 (3.48%) Spring Integration
14 3 (2.61%) Ajax
14 3 (2.61%) Gherkin
14 3 (2.61%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.96%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.35%) IVR
3 5 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.35%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.48%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.48%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.48%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.61%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.74%) EPoS
7 1 (0.87%) AS400
7 1 (0.87%) Clustering
7 1 (0.87%) DataPower
7 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.87%) PKI
7 1 (0.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.74%) Windows
2 23 (20.00%) Linux
3 18 (15.65%) Windows Server
4 16 (13.91%) Unix
5 8 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.48%) AIX
6 4 (3.48%) Android
6 4 (3.48%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.61%) Solaris
8 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.74%) CentOS
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.87%) HPUX
9 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.87%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.22%) Microservices
3 28 (24.35%) DevOps
4 22 (19.13%) Scrum
5 21 (18.26%) Migration
5 21 (18.26%) SOA
6 19 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (16.52%) TDD
7 18 (15.65%) Project Management
7 18 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (14.78%) Technical Leadership
9 16 (13.91%) Configuration Management
9 16 (13.91%) Data Integration
9 16 (13.91%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (13.04%) Project Delivery
11 14 (12.17%) Test Automation
12 13 (11.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 11 (9.57%) CRM
13 11 (9.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 11 (9.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) SQL
2 27 (23.48%) Java
3 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.17%) Python
4 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.22%) Java 8
7 5 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.48%) C#
8 4 (3.48%) Korn
9 3 (2.61%) XQuery
10 2 (1.74%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.74%) Go
10 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.87%) COBOL
11 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 27 (23.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.70%) Degree
4 6 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.48%) HNC
6 2 (1.74%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.48%) GDPR
2 4 (3.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.61%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.74%) QA
5 1 (0.87%) BS7799
5 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (6.09%) NFS
3 7 (6.09%) XenApp
4 5 (4.35%) Docker
5 4 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.74%) vSphere
7 1 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.87%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) Ansible
2 9 (7.83%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (4.35%) Puppet
3 5 (4.35%) vRealize
3 5 (4.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 4 (3.48%) Grafana
4 4 (3.48%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.74%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.74%) Kibana
5 2 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.74%) Packer
5 2 (1.74%) Terraform
5 2 (1.74%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.87%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.87%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 39 (33.91%) Oracle
2 28 (24.35%) VMware
3 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.17%) IBM
5 7 (6.09%) Citrix
5 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.48%) HP
6 4 (3.48%) Splunk
7 3 (2.61%) Ingenico
7 3 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.74%) Cisco
8 2 (1.74%) Dell
8 2 (1.74%) EMC
8 2 (1.74%) FireEye
8 2 (1.74%) Jitterbit
8 2 (1.74%) SAP
8 2 (1.74%) Symantec
8 2 (1.74%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.74%) Veritas
8 2 (1.74%) Xamarin