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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 154 140
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 96 126 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 1.43% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 5.35% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 75 85
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £367 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2097 2354 2390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.45% 26.72% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1510 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +20 40 £468 +3.88% 3
Surrey +18 23 £475 +28.37%
Berkshire -17 16 £463 -11.90% 6
Buckinghamshire -36 9 £550 +27.90% 3
West Sussex +20 3 £454 -21.04% 1
Oxfordshire -7 2 - - 3
East Sussex - 1 £425 - 2
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 85 (43.81%) Linux
2 71 (36.60%) Java
3 66 (34.02%) Unix
4 62 (31.96%) Oracle
5 55 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (20.62%) Finance
6 40 (20.62%) SOA
7 39 (20.10%) Web Services
7 39 (20.10%) DevOps
8 36 (18.56%) REST
9 35 (18.04%) Windows
9 35 (18.04%) SQL
10 32 (16.49%) Spring
10 32 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (15.98%) Oracle Fusion
12 29 (14.95%) Apache
13 28 (14.43%) JBoss
13 28 (14.43%) Jenkins
13 28 (14.43%) Security Cleared
14 27 (13.92%) VMware
14 27 (13.92%) Oracle Database
15 26 (13.40%) SC Cleared
16 24 (12.37%) Tomcat
17 23 (11.86%) WebLogic
17 23 (11.86%) Microsoft
17 23 (11.86%) Unit Testing
17 23 (11.86%) Hadoop
18 22 (11.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 22 (11.34%) SOAP
19 21 (10.82%) Oracle Database 11g

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 29 (14.95%) Apache
2 28 (14.43%) JBoss
3 24 (12.37%) Tomcat
4 23 (11.86%) WebLogic
5 22 (11.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 20 (10.31%) WebSphere
7 15 (7.73%) IIS
8 11 (5.67%) OpenStack
8 11 (5.67%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (5.15%) WildFly
10 9 (4.64%) Apache Spark
11 7 (3.61%) SharePoint
11 7 (3.61%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (3.09%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (2.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (1.55%) Confluence
14 3 (1.55%) GeoServer
14 3 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (1.03%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Oracle Utilities
2 9 (4.64%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (4.12%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (3.61%) Siebel CRM
5 5 (2.58%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (1.55%) NetSuite
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.52%) Demantra
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.22%) PaaS
2 12 (6.19%) IaaS
2 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.15%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.58%) GitHub
6 2 (1.03%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.28%) HTTP
2 13 (6.70%) LDAP
3 9 (4.64%) SSH
4 8 (4.12%) Firewall
4 8 (4.12%) SNMP
5 7 (3.61%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (3.61%) INAP
5 7 (3.61%) Intelligent Network
5 7 (3.61%) MVNO
5 7 (3.61%) SS7
6 6 (3.09%) SSL
6 6 (3.09%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.58%) DNS
8 4 (2.06%) Broadband
8 4 (2.06%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.55%) DOCSIS
9 3 (1.55%) DVB
9 3 (1.55%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.55%) MPLS
9 3 (1.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.92%) Oracle Database
2 23 (11.86%) Hadoop
3 21 (10.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 21 (10.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 20 (10.31%) SQL Server
5 11 (5.67%) Big Data
5 11 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (3.09%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (3.09%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.58%) HBase
9 5 (2.58%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (2.58%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (2.58%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.06%) Parquet
11 2 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (1.03%) IBM BigInsights
Development Applications
1 28 (14.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.15%) JIRA
2 10 (5.15%) JUnit
3 9 (4.64%) SoapUI
4 8 (4.12%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (3.61%) Subversion
6 6 (3.09%) Artifactory
6 6 (3.09%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (2.58%) Gradle
7 5 (2.58%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.58%) Maven
7 5 (2.58%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (2.58%) Selenium
7 5 (2.58%) Toad
8 4 (2.06%) Checkstyle
8 4 (2.06%) FindBugs
9 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.55%) SilkTest
9 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (20.62%) Finance
2 20 (10.31%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.25%) Banking
4 6 (3.09%) Retail
5 4 (2.06%) Electronics
5 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.06%) Marketing
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Billing
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.03%) Local Government
7 2 (1.03%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (26.80%) Developer
2 31 (15.98%) Java Developer
3 29 (14.95%) Architect
4 19 (9.79%) Analyst
4 19 (9.79%) DBA
4 19 (9.79%) Oracle DBA
5 11 (5.67%) Middleware Developer
5 11 (5.67%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.15%) Test Analyst
7 9 (4.64%) Technical Analyst
7 9 (4.64%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.12%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 8 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.61%) Applications Developer
10 6 (3.09%) Consultant
10 6 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Integration Manager
10 6 (3.09%) Middleware Specialist
10 6 (3.09%) Senior DBA
10 6 (3.09%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.10%) Web Services
2 36 (18.56%) REST
3 32 (16.49%) Spring
4 31 (15.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 22 (11.34%) SOAP
6 20 (10.31%) RabbitMQ
7 17 (8.76%) J2EE
7 17 (8.76%) JSON
8 15 (7.73%) Kafka
9 12 (6.19%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (5.67%) HTML
10 11 (5.67%) Spring Boot
11 9 (4.64%) .NET
12 8 (4.12%) Apache Camel
12 8 (4.12%) XML
12 8 (4.12%) XSLT
13 7 (3.61%) JMS
14 6 (3.09%) RESTful
15 5 (2.58%) ActiveMQ
15 5 (2.58%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.67%) Client/Server
2 9 (4.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.64%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.58%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.58%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (2.58%) STB
5 5 (2.58%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.06%) Replication
6 4 (2.06%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.55%) Clustering
7 3 (1.55%) Digital TV
7 3 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.55%) User Experience
8 2 (1.03%) DataPower
8 2 (1.03%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (43.81%) Linux
2 66 (34.02%) Unix
3 35 (18.04%) Windows
4 14 (7.22%) AIX
5 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.12%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (3.61%) Solaris
9 5 (2.58%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.03%) CentOS
10 2 (1.03%) SUSE
11 1 (0.52%) Android
11 1 (0.52%) HPUX
11 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (20.62%) SOA
3 39 (20.10%) DevOps
4 32 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (11.86%) Unit Testing
6 20 (10.31%) TDD
7 18 (9.28%) Scrum
8 17 (8.76%) Migration
8 17 (8.76%) System Testing
8 17 (8.76%) Test Automation
9 15 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.70%) BDD
11 12 (6.19%) CRM
11 12 (6.19%) ITIL
11 12 (6.19%) Load Balancing
11 12 (6.19%) OO
11 12 (6.19%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.67%) Network Design
13 10 (5.15%) UML
14 9 (4.64%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (36.60%) Java
2 35 (18.04%) SQL
3 19 (9.79%) Shell Script
4 18 (9.28%) Perl
5 13 (6.70%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.70%) Python
6 10 (5.15%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.64%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.61%) C
9 5 (2.58%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.06%) C#
10 4 (2.06%) C++
11 3 (1.55%) Korn
12 1 (0.52%) DCL
12 1 (0.52%) Jython
12 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.52%) XPath
12 1 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) ISEB
4 5 (2.58%) Degree
5 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.03%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.52%) CCIP
7 1 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.52%) CCNP
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.52%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.52%) RHCE
7 1 (0.52%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) QA
2 4 (2.06%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.03%) SLA
3 2 (1.03%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.52%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 17 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.25%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (7.22%) Active Directory
4 11 (5.67%) Docker
5 10 (5.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.09%) HDFS
8 3 (1.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.55%) vSphere
9 2 (1.03%) GFS2
9 2 (1.03%) OCFS2
9 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 11 (5.67%) Hadoop YARN
2 9 (4.64%) NetBackup
2 9 (4.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (4.12%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (3.09%) vRealize
5 5 (2.58%) Ansible
5 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 5 (2.58%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (2.06%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.55%) Puppet
7 3 (1.55%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.52%) Mesos
9 1 (0.52%) MOM
9 1 (0.52%) Nagios
9 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.52%) Opsview
Vendors
1 62 (31.96%) Oracle
2 27 (13.92%) VMware
3 23 (11.86%) Microsoft
4 20 (10.31%) IBM
5 16 (8.25%) Red Hat
5 16 (8.25%) Veritas
6 12 (6.19%) Citrix
7 10 (5.15%) SAP
8 9 (4.64%) McAfee
8 9 (4.64%) Symantec
9 7 (3.61%) Siebel
10 6 (3.09%) Ericsson
10 6 (3.09%) MuleSoft
11 5 (2.58%) Cisco
11 5 (2.58%) Huawei
12 4 (2.06%) CA
12 4 (2.06%) HP
12 4 (2.06%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.06%) Workday
13 3 (1.55%) WSO2
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago