Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 177 169
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 -27
Contract jobs citing Middleware 287 228 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.74% 1.35% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.19% 4.87% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 134 149
South East median daily rate £500 £430 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.21% -8.46% +4.44%
10th Percentile £350 £330 £355
90th Percentile £625 £525 £623
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.25 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +27.22% +57.89% -25.49%

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 5,535 4,685 4,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.51% 27.80% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,615 2,900 2,807
South East median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.58%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £572 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 89 135
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25.00 £14.55 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £51.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -12 124 £450 +2.86% 8
Thames Valley +27 74 £488 +13.70% 10
Surrey -7 62 £525 +23.53% 12
Berkshire -5 38 £456 +10.61% 7
Buckinghamshire +26 24 £425 -0.87% 2
Oxfordshire +17 12 £525 +11.11% 1
West Sussex -4 9 £545 +98.18% 1
Middlesex +11 3 £517 +3.49%
Kent +5 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £464 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 123 (42.86%) Linux
2 111 (38.68%) Java
3 105 (36.59%) Unix
4 102 (35.54%) Oracle
5 99 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (28.57%) Finance
7 81 (28.22%) Jenkins
8 72 (25.09%) Apache
9 70 (24.39%) SQL
10 64 (22.30%) SOA
10 64 (22.30%) JSON
11 63 (21.95%) TDD
12 62 (21.60%) VMware
12 62 (21.60%) Spring
13 61 (21.25%) Windows
14 56 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
15 53 (18.47%) Hadoop
15 53 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (17.77%) Kafka
16 51 (17.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 50 (17.42%) RabbitMQ
17 50 (17.42%) Migration
18 49 (17.07%) RESTful
18 49 (17.07%) Unit Testing
19 48 (16.72%) Big Data
19 48 (16.72%) Hadoop YARN
20 47 (16.38%) REST
20 47 (16.38%) Git (software)
20 47 (16.38%) J2EE
21 46 (16.03%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 72 (25.09%) Apache
2 46 (16.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 36 (12.54%) Oracle Service Bus
4 35 (12.20%) JBoss
5 33 (11.50%) Apache Spark
6 26 (9.06%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.48%) IIS
8 9 (3.14%) GemFire
8 9 (3.14%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.79%) Confluence
9 8 (2.79%) Mule
9 8 (2.79%) WildFly
10 7 (2.44%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.70%) AquaLogic
12 2 (0.70%) CICS
12 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.53%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (4.18%) Siebel CRM
3 11 (3.83%) Oracle Utilities
4 7 (2.44%) Maximo
5 6 (2.09%) SAP ERP
6 5 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (1.05%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 56 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.97%) GitHub
3 19 (6.62%) SaaS
4 18 (6.27%) PaaS
5 15 (5.23%) IaaS
6 12 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (2.09%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 5 (1.74%) Boomi
9 4 (1.39%) Office 365
9 4 (1.39%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.05%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle CX
10 3 (1.05%) Serverless
11 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.45%) Firewall
2 18 (6.27%) DNS
2 18 (6.27%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.23%) SAN
4 13 (4.53%) NetScaler
5 9 (3.14%) Network Security
6 6 (2.09%) SSH
7 5 (1.74%) HTTP
8 4 (1.39%) ATM
8 4 (1.39%) SSL
8 4 (1.39%) VPN
8 4 (1.39%) WAN
9 3 (1.05%) FTP
9 3 (1.05%) Internet
9 3 (1.05%) Intranet
10 2 (0.70%) SMS
10 2 (0.70%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.35%) SMTP
11 1 (0.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.47%) Hadoop
2 48 (16.72%) Big Data
3 33 (11.50%) SQL Server
4 29 (10.10%) Oracle Database
5 26 (9.06%) HBase
6 22 (7.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (7.67%) Oracle ODI
7 20 (6.97%) Oracle Reports
8 19 (6.62%) Oracle Database 12c
9 17 (5.92%) Oracle BI EE
9 17 (5.92%) Parquet
10 13 (4.53%) DB2
11 8 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (2.09%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.09%) SAP HANA
13 5 (1.74%) MySQL
13 5 (1.74%) NoSQL
14 4 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.39%) RDBMS
15 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 81 (28.22%) Jenkins
2 47 (16.38%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.97%) Gradle
4 16 (5.57%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (3.14%) JIRA
6 6 (2.09%) Maven
6 6 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.74%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.39%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.05%) JUnit
9 3 (1.05%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.05%) LSMW
9 3 (1.05%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.05%) Subversion
9 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.70%) Ant
10 2 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.70%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.70%) Moq
11 1 (0.35%) XMLSpy
General
1 82 (28.57%) Finance
2 20 (6.97%) Banking
3 17 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.88%) Retail
5 13 (4.53%) Marketing
6 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.39%) Publishing
8 2 (0.70%) Billing
8 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (35.54%) Developer
2 66 (23.00%) Architect
3 63 (21.95%) Java Developer
4 33 (11.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 24 (8.36%) Big Data Developer
6 23 (8.01%) Middleware Engineer
7 17 (5.92%) DBA
7 17 (5.92%) Oracle DBA
7 17 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (5.23%) Analyst
9 14 (4.88%) Apache Spark Developer
10 13 (4.53%) Consultant
10 13 (4.53%) Hadoop Developer
11 11 (3.83%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.48%) Integration Developer
12 10 (3.48%) Java Hadoop Developer
12 10 (3.48%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 9 (3.14%) Cloud Architect
13 9 (3.14%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (22.30%) JSON
2 62 (21.60%) Spring
3 51 (17.77%) Kafka
4 50 (17.42%) RabbitMQ
5 49 (17.07%) RESTful
6 47 (16.38%) J2EE
6 47 (16.38%) REST
7 35 (12.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 34 (11.85%) Web Services
9 33 (11.50%) Spring Boot
10 31 (10.80%) XML
11 29 (10.10%) SOAP
12 23 (8.01%) Spark Streaming
13 17 (5.92%) Apache Avro
14 13 (4.53%) .NET
15 12 (4.18%) LDAP
16 11 (3.83%) IDoc
17 9 (3.14%) XSLT
18 8 (2.79%) Apache Camel
19 7 (2.44%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.97%) Linux Command Line
2 20 (6.97%) Virtual Team
3 15 (5.23%) Client/Server
4 13 (4.53%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.18%) Clustering
5 12 (4.18%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.44%) PMI
9 5 (1.74%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.74%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.05%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.70%) Fintech
11 2 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 123 (42.86%) Linux
2 105 (36.59%) Unix
3 61 (21.25%) Windows
4 41 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 38 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (9.76%) AIX
7 24 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (6.97%) Windows 10
9 14 (4.88%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.79%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.39%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.70%) CentOS
12 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (22.30%) SOA
3 63 (21.95%) TDD
4 50 (17.42%) Migration
5 49 (17.07%) Unit Testing
6 45 (15.68%) BDD
7 37 (12.89%) Network Design
7 37 (12.89%) System Testing
8 35 (12.20%) DevOps
9 27 (9.41%) Project Management
9 27 (9.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 26 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (8.71%) CRM
12 18 (6.27%) Scrum
13 17 (5.92%) Benchmarking
13 17 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (5.92%) Problem Management
14 16 (5.57%) Master Data Management
14 16 (5.57%) Storage Virtualisation
15 15 (5.23%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 111 (38.68%) Java
2 70 (24.39%) SQL
3 22 (7.67%) Perl
3 22 (7.67%) Shell Script
4 16 (5.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 14 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.18%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.83%) C#
7 11 (3.83%) Java 8
8 6 (2.09%) ABAP
8 6 (2.09%) Java 9
8 6 (2.09%) Python
9 5 (1.74%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.39%) Ruby
11 3 (1.05%) C
11 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.70%) XQuery
13 1 (0.35%) C++
13 1 (0.35%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (11.50%) Degree
2 18 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.44%) CISA
4 7 (2.44%) CISSP
4 7 (2.44%) Master's Degree
4 7 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.44%) PMP
5 6 (2.09%) CISM
5 6 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.05%) ISEB
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.35%) MCSA
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (3.83%) QA
2 9 (3.14%) GDPR
2 9 (3.14%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.79%) NIST 800
4 7 (2.44%) SLA
5 6 (2.09%) PMO
6 4 (1.39%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.70%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 53 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (17.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 37 (12.89%) Hyper-V
4 36 (12.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 32 (11.15%) XenApp
6 26 (9.06%) HDFS
7 21 (7.32%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (5.57%) Active Directory
9 13 (4.53%) XenDesktop
10 11 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (2.09%) Docker
12 4 (1.39%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.35%) Samba
13 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (16.72%) Hadoop YARN
2 20 (6.97%) Red Hat Satellite
3 19 (6.62%) Puppet
4 17 (5.92%) SELinux
5 15 (5.23%) Data Guard
6 10 (3.48%) Ansible
7 7 (2.44%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.09%) MOM
8 6 (2.09%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.39%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.39%) SCCM
11 3 (1.05%) HP ALM
11 3 (1.05%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.70%) nmon
12 2 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (35.54%) Oracle
2 62 (21.60%) VMware
3 42 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 41 (14.29%) Citrix
4 41 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 28 (9.76%) IBM
6 20 (6.97%) HP
6 20 (6.97%) SAP
7 14 (4.88%) 3PAR
8 12 (4.18%) Siebel
9 10 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.79%) TIBCO
11 7 (2.44%) Veritas
11 7 (2.44%) WSO2
12 6 (2.09%) Dell
12 6 (2.09%) McAfee
12 6 (2.09%) Remedy
12 6 (2.09%) Symantec
13 5 (1.74%) Google
14 4 (1.39%) Intel