Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 169 152
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17 +9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 271 201 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.61% 1.29% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.40% 4.85% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 130 191
South East median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -9.57%
10th Percentile £344 £362 £315
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £481 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.94% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00% +2.24%

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 5,016 4,148 4,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.86% 26.67% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,157 2,479 3,073
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +4.03%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £278
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 92 112
South East median hourly rate £44.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £54.90 £55.55
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +5.81% +10.44%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +37 137 £485 +7.78% 3
Thames Valley -19 70 £474 +5.28% 21
Surrey +5 58 £500 +5.26% 11
Berkshire -12 44 £450 +5.88% 13
Buckinghamshire -18 24 £500 -4.76% 8
West Sussex 0 7 £460 -10.24%
East Sussex +2 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -9 2 £473 -30.00%
Kent -2 1 £575 +43.75% 1
Middlesex -2 1 - - 2
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 142 (52.40%) Linux
2 123 (45.39%) Java
3 99 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (36.16%) Unix
5 93 (34.32%) Jenkins
6 85 (31.37%) Apache
7 83 (30.63%) Spring
7 83 (30.63%) JSON
8 82 (30.26%) Oracle
9 80 (29.52%) TDD
10 72 (26.57%) Kafka
11 70 (25.83%) SOA
12 69 (25.46%) Big Data
12 69 (25.46%) Hadoop
13 66 (24.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 64 (23.62%) BDD
15 63 (23.25%) RabbitMQ
16 61 (22.51%) Git (software)
16 61 (22.51%) J2EE
17 60 (22.14%) Finance
18 58 (21.40%) RESTful
18 58 (21.40%) REST
19 57 (21.03%) Hadoop YARN
20 48 (17.71%) Apache Spark
20 48 (17.71%) HBase
20 48 (17.71%) Degree
21 47 (17.34%) HDFS
22 46 (16.97%) Oracle Database
22 46 (16.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 46 (16.97%) Oracle Fusion

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 85 (31.37%) Apache
2 48 (17.71%) Apache Spark
3 46 (16.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 39 (14.39%) JBoss
5 31 (11.44%) Oracle Service Bus
6 28 (10.33%) WebLogic
7 23 (8.49%) Tomcat
8 21 (7.75%) Cloud Foundry
9 17 (6.27%) GemFire
9 17 (6.27%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.95%) IIS
11 6 (2.21%) Confluence
12 4 (1.48%) Smallworld
13 3 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.74%) CMS
14 2 (0.74%) Documentum
14 2 (0.74%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.37%) nginx
Business Applications
1 22 (8.12%) Siebel CRM
2 19 (7.01%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (6.64%) Oracle Utilities
4 4 (1.48%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (1.48%) Maximo
4 4 (1.48%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.11%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.74%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.74%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.13%) GitHub
2 34 (12.55%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.64%) PaaS
4 15 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (3.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (3.32%) Amazon ELB
5 9 (3.32%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.32%) SaaS
5 9 (3.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (2.95%) IaaS
7 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.74%) Serverless
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.80%) Firewall
2 11 (4.06%) DNS
3 9 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.48%) SSL
5 4 (1.48%) WAN
6 2 (0.74%) DMZ
6 2 (0.74%) Extranet
6 2 (0.74%) Internet
6 2 (0.74%) Intranet
6 2 (0.74%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.74%) Network Security
7 1 (0.37%) DHCP
7 1 (0.37%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (25.46%) Big Data
1 69 (25.46%) Hadoop
2 48 (17.71%) HBase
3 46 (16.97%) Oracle Database
4 36 (13.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 32 (11.81%) Oracle Database 12c
6 30 (11.07%) Parquet
7 24 (8.86%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (8.49%) Oracle BI EE
9 22 (8.12%) Oracle ODI
10 19 (7.01%) SQL Server
11 11 (4.06%) Relational Database
12 10 (3.69%) MySQL
13 9 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (3.32%) Apache Hive
13 9 (3.32%) RDBMS
14 8 (2.95%) GIS
15 7 (2.58%) DB2
15 7 (2.58%) MongoDB
15 7 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 93 (34.32%) Jenkins
2 61 (22.51%) Git (software)
3 34 (12.55%) Gradle
4 24 (8.86%) Oracle Forms
5 20 (7.38%) Eclipse
5 20 (7.38%) IntelliJ
5 20 (7.38%) JUnit
6 17 (6.27%) Cucumber
6 17 (6.27%) SoapUI
7 15 (5.54%) XMLSpy
8 12 (4.43%) JIRA
8 12 (4.43%) Subversion
9 11 (4.06%) Maven
10 10 (3.69%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.21%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.85%) Selenium
13 3 (1.11%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
General
1 60 (22.14%) Finance
2 17 (6.27%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.43%) Back Office
4 11 (4.06%) Banking
5 6 (2.21%) Retail
6 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (34.32%) Developer
2 70 (25.83%) Java Developer
3 60 (22.14%) Architect
4 44 (16.24%) Big Data Developer
5 26 (9.59%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (7.75%) DBA
6 21 (7.75%) Oracle DBA
7 16 (5.90%) Hadoop Developer
7 16 (5.90%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 15 (5.54%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (4.80%) Java Engineer
10 12 (4.43%) Consultant
11 11 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) Technical Specialist
12 10 (3.69%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.69%) Java Middleware Developer
12 10 (3.69%) Middleware Developer
12 10 (3.69%) Middleware Engineer
12 10 (3.69%) Senior DBA
12 10 (3.69%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (30.63%) JSON
1 83 (30.63%) Spring
2 72 (26.57%) Kafka
3 63 (23.25%) RabbitMQ
4 61 (22.51%) J2EE
5 58 (21.40%) REST
5 58 (21.40%) RESTful
6 46 (16.97%) Oracle Fusion
7 30 (11.07%) Apache Avro
7 30 (11.07%) Web Services
8 26 (9.59%) XML
9 24 (8.86%) SOAP
10 21 (7.75%) Spring Boot
11 20 (7.38%) Spark Streaming
12 15 (5.54%) EJB
12 15 (5.54%) WSDL
12 15 (5.54%) XSD
13 13 (4.80%) .NET
13 13 (4.80%) JMS
14 12 (4.43%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.13%) Virtual Team
2 40 (14.76%) Linux Command Line
3 24 (8.86%) Clustering
4 21 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.95%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.85%) PMI
10 5 (1.85%) Replication
10 5 (1.85%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.48%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.74%) PKI
13 2 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 142 (52.40%) Linux
2 98 (36.16%) Unix
3 28 (10.33%) AIX
4 27 (9.96%) Windows
5 25 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.58%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) Solaris
8 2 (0.74%) zOS
9 1 (0.37%) Android
9 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (29.52%) TDD
3 70 (25.83%) SOA
4 64 (23.62%) BDD
5 40 (14.76%) Unit Testing
6 38 (14.02%) Scrum
7 37 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (13.65%) System Testing
8 33 (12.18%) Benchmarking
9 30 (11.07%) CRM
9 30 (11.07%) DevOps
10 29 (10.70%) Root Cause Analysis
11 24 (8.86%) Validation
12 21 (7.75%) ITIL
12 21 (7.75%) Microservices
13 20 (7.38%) Master Data Management
14 19 (7.01%) WFM
15 17 (6.27%) OO
16 16 (5.90%) Configuration Management
16 16 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (45.39%) Java
2 43 (15.87%) Shell Script
3 31 (11.44%) SQL
4 22 (8.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 19 (7.01%) Python
6 10 (3.69%) C
6 10 (3.69%) Perl
7 7 (2.58%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.21%) C#
9 5 (1.85%) C++
10 4 (1.48%) Java 8
10 4 (1.48%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.48%) PHP
10 4 (1.48%) Scala
11 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.74%) Ruby
12 1 (0.37%) ABAP
12 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.37%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.37%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 48 (17.71%) Degree
2 17 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.21%) PMP
5 5 (1.85%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.11%) CISA
6 3 (1.11%) CISM
6 3 (1.11%) CISSP
7 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.74%) OCA
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.01%) QA
2 7 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.21%) GDPR
3 6 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.21%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.48%) SLA
5 3 (1.11%) PMO
6 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (24.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 47 (17.34%) HDFS
3 17 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (5.90%) Docker
5 8 (2.95%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.95%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.11%) NFS
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.37%) KVM
9 1 (0.37%) vSphere
9 1 (0.37%) Xen
9 1 (0.37%) XenApp
9 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 57 (21.03%) Hadoop YARN
2 14 (5.17%) Puppet
3 13 (4.80%) Ansible
4 11 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.32%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (2.95%) SELinux
7 3 (1.11%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (1.11%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.74%) QRadar
9 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.37%) SCCM
9 1 (0.37%) SCOM
9 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.37%) yum
Vendors
1 82 (30.26%) Oracle
2 26 (9.59%) IBM
3 22 (8.12%) Siebel
4 21 (7.75%) Red Hat
4 21 (7.75%) VMware
5 19 (7.01%) Microsoft
6 15 (5.54%) TIBCO
7 11 (4.06%) SAP
8 8 (2.95%) Citrix
9 6 (2.21%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.85%) Automation Anywhere
11 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.74%) Axway
13 2 (0.74%) Barracuda Networks
13 2 (0.74%) Cognos
13 2 (0.74%) HP
13 2 (0.74%) hybris
13 2 (0.74%) Informatica
13 2 (0.74%) Remedy