Period
to 13 October 2019

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 13 October 2019 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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 151 178
Rank change year-on-year -45 +27 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 156 280 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.13% 1.71% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.13% 5.21% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 166 130
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £330 £358 £335
90th Percentile £649 £609 £538
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £46.40 £45.69 £46.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% -0.68% +62.83%

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 3,778 5,372 4,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.31% 32.89% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,314 3,505 2,775
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 86
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £17.29 £20.00 £15.82
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.57 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.25% +3.93% +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 13 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the South East over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

Contractor 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 13 October 2019. 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 +11 71 £455 +1.11% 9
Hampshire -28 65 £495 +4.21% 7
Berkshire +3 46 £475 +15.15% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 23 £439 -1.35% 4
Surrey -7 10 £600 +20.00% 3
West Sussex +8 6 £613 +18.93% 2
Kent +9 3 £288 - 2
Oxfordshire +21 2 £450 -14.29%
East Sussex +5 1 - -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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 59 (37.82%) Oracle
2 58 (37.18%) Windows
3 50 (32.05%) Java
4 49 (31.41%) Linux
5 37 (23.72%) Security Cleared
6 35 (22.44%) SC Cleared
6 35 (22.44%) Unix
6 35 (22.44%) SQL
7 30 (19.23%) Active Directory
8 29 (18.59%) Oracle Database
9 28 (17.95%) IBM
9 28 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (17.31%) AWS
11 26 (16.67%) DevOps
12 25 (16.03%) Oracle Fusion
13 24 (15.38%) Configuration Management
14 23 (14.74%) Python
15 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
15 22 (14.10%) Shell Script
15 22 (14.10%) JSON
16 21 (13.46%) Scrum
16 21 (13.46%) SOA
17 20 (12.82%) Apache
17 20 (12.82%) Finance
17 20 (12.82%) Azure
17 20 (12.82%) RabbitMQ
17 20 (12.82%) Node.js
18 19 (12.18%) RESTful
18 19 (12.18%) JMS
18 19 (12.18%) Microsoft

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 20 (12.82%) Apache
2 15 (9.62%) JBoss
2 15 (9.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (3.21%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.92%) IIS
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.28%) Confluence
7 2 (1.28%) GemFire
7 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.64%) Documentum
8 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.64%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 8 (5.13%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (3.21%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.28%) Maximo
5 2 (1.28%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.31%) AWS
2 20 (12.82%) Azure
3 18 (11.54%) AWS Lambda
3 18 (11.54%) Serverless
4 12 (7.69%) GitHub
5 10 (6.41%) OpenShift
6 5 (3.21%) PaaS
6 5 (3.21%) SaaS
7 4 (2.56%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (1.92%) Office 365
9 2 (1.28%) Apigee
9 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.69%) SAN
2 7 (4.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (4.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (3.85%) HTTP
3 6 (3.85%) LAN
3 6 (3.85%) WAN
4 4 (2.56%) Firewall
4 4 (2.56%) Intranet
4 4 (2.56%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.92%) DNS
5 3 (1.92%) Internet
5 3 (1.92%) X.509
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.64%) Extranet
6 1 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.64%) MPLS
6 1 (0.64%) SSH
6 1 (0.64%) SSL
6 1 (0.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.59%) Oracle Database
2 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.77%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.49%) MariaDB
5 7 (4.49%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.21%) DB2
6 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (3.21%) SSDT
7 4 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.28%) GIS
9 2 (1.28%) MySQL
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (10.90%) Eclipse
2 12 (7.69%) IntelliJ
2 12 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.05%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.21%) JIRA
4 5 (3.21%) JUnit
5 4 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.56%) Selenium
5 4 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.28%) Gradle
7 2 (1.28%) NUnit
7 2 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.28%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.28%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.64%) JMeter
8 1 (0.64%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.64%) XMLSpy
General
1 20 (12.82%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.56%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.56%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (29.49%) Developer
2 31 (19.87%) Architect
3 12 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 11 (7.05%) Integration Architect
4 11 (7.05%) Java Developer
5 10 (6.41%) Administrator
5 10 (6.41%) Integration Developer
5 10 (6.41%) Middleware Engineer
6 9 (5.77%) AWS Developer
7 8 (5.13%) Middleware Administrator
8 6 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) Python Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Consultant
9 5 (3.21%) Oracle Architect
9 5 (3.21%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.56%) DBA
10 4 (2.56%) Developer in Test
10 4 (2.56%) Integration Specialist
10 4 (2.56%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 22 (14.10%) JSON
3 20 (12.82%) Node.js
3 20 (12.82%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (12.18%) JMS
4 19 (12.18%) RESTful
5 17 (10.90%) J2EE
5 17 (10.90%) Spring
6 16 (10.26%) Web Services
6 16 (10.26%) XML
7 11 (7.05%) SOAP
7 11 (7.05%) XSD
8 10 (6.41%) Spring Integration
9 9 (5.77%) .NET
10 8 (5.13%) REST
10 8 (5.13%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (3.21%) Swagger
11 5 (3.21%) WSDL
11 5 (3.21%) XSLT
12 4 (2.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) Linux Command Line
1 14 (8.97%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.05%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.49%) Clustering
6 6 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (3.85%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.56%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.92%) PKI
8 3 (1.92%) Replication
8 3 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.28%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.64%) DataPower
10 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 58 (37.18%) Windows
2 49 (31.41%) Linux
3 35 (22.44%) Unix
4 18 (11.54%) Windows Server
5 14 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.56%) AIX
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.64%) Solaris
8 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.67%) DevOps
3 24 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 21 (13.46%) Scrum
4 21 (13.46%) SOA
5 19 (12.18%) Project Delivery
6 17 (10.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (10.26%) Microservices
7 16 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (10.26%) Release Management
7 16 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (10.26%) TDD
8 15 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (9.62%) Validation
9 14 (8.97%) ITIL
9 14 (8.97%) Load Balancing
9 14 (8.97%) Webhook
10 13 (8.33%) OO
10 13 (8.33%) User Stories
11 12 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 50 (32.05%) Java
2 35 (22.44%) SQL
3 23 (14.74%) Python
4 22 (14.10%) Shell Script
5 18 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 11 (7.05%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.77%) Java 8
7 9 (5.77%) XQuery
8 8 (5.13%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.13%) Perl
9 5 (3.21%) Korn
9 5 (3.21%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.21%) XPath
10 4 (2.56%) C#
11 3 (1.92%) C++
11 3 (1.92%) PHP
12 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.64%) R
12 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (23.72%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.69%) Degree
4 4 (2.56%) HNC
5 3 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) ISEB
6 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.64%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.49%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.21%) GDPR
2 5 (3.21%) QA
3 4 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.64%) BS7799
4 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.05%) Docker
2 11 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.56%) NFS
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.28%) HDFS
4 2 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (8.97%) Ansible
1 14 (8.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (4.49%) Puppet
3 5 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.92%) SCCM
5 3 (1.92%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (1.92%) WSUS
6 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.28%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.28%) vRealize
6 2 (1.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.64%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.64%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 59 (37.82%) Oracle
2 28 (17.95%) IBM
3 19 (12.18%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.90%) VMware
5 15 (9.62%) Red Hat
6 13 (8.33%) TIBCO
7 7 (4.49%) EMC
7 7 (4.49%) F5
7 7 (4.49%) NetApp
8 6 (3.85%) SAP
9 5 (3.21%) McAfee
10 4 (2.56%) Axway
11 3 (1.92%) Informatica
12 2 (1.28%) Citrix
12 2 (1.28%) HP
12 2 (1.28%) hybris
12 2 (1.28%) Jitterbit
12 2 (1.28%) Mercator
12 2 (1.28%) Sun
12 2 (1.28%) Workday