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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
England / South East
Rank 155 136 152
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 98 135 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 1.46% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.72% 6.19% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 90 74
Median daily rate £450 £429 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.95% -4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £326 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -45.23% +9.80%  

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 2077 2182 2359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.65% 23.66% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 1462 1369
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +13 39 £450 +12.50% 6
Berkshire +25 21 £425 -5.55% 8
Buckinghamshire -14 20 £450 +5.88%
Surrey -3 10 £444 +34.46%
West Sussex -4 2 £513 -6.81%
Kent - 2 £463 -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 87 (40.09%) Oracle
2 82 (37.79%) Linux
3 66 (30.41%) Java
4 49 (22.58%) Unix
5 47 (21.66%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (20.74%) SOA
7 39 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (17.51%) Oracle Fusion
9 37 (17.05%) Windows
10 36 (16.59%) Tomcat
11 35 (16.13%) REST
12 34 (15.67%) Spring
12 34 (15.67%) Web Services
12 34 (15.67%) Finance
13 33 (15.21%) IBM
14 32 (14.75%) Red Hat
15 31 (14.29%) Apache
16 30 (13.82%) WebLogic
16 30 (13.82%) Oracle Database
17 28 (12.90%) SOAP
18 27 (12.44%) VMware
18 27 (12.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 26 (11.98%) Oracle Database 11g
19 26 (11.98%) DevOps
20 25 (11.52%) Jenkins
20 25 (11.52%) WebSphere
20 25 (11.52%) Telecoms
20 25 (11.52%) HTTP
21 24 (11.06%) SQL
21 24 (11.06%) SC Cleared

Middleware
Top Related 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 36 (16.59%) Tomcat
2 31 (14.29%) Apache
3 30 (13.82%) WebLogic
4 25 (11.52%) WebSphere
5 23 (10.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (7.83%) JBoss
7 10 (4.61%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (3.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (2.76%) Apache Spark
9 6 (2.76%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 6 (2.76%) OpenStack
10 5 (2.30%) IIS
11 4 (1.84%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.92%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.92%) Confluence
13 2 (0.92%) GemFire
13 2 (0.92%) Oracle BPEL
13 2 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.38%) Staffware
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.23%) PaaS
4 6 (2.76%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.30%) IaaS
6 3 (1.38%) Boomi
6 3 (1.38%) GitHub
6 3 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.52%) HTTP
2 16 (7.37%) Firewall
3 13 (5.99%) DNS
3 13 (5.99%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.61%) LAN
5 9 (4.15%) SAN
6 8 (3.69%) HTTPS
7 7 (3.23%) FTP
7 7 (3.23%) LDAP
7 7 (3.23%) SNMP
8 6 (2.76%) ATM
8 6 (2.76%) Frame Relay
8 6 (2.76%) Internet
9 5 (2.30%) BGP
9 5 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (2.30%) ICMP
9 5 (2.30%) OSPF
9 5 (2.30%) RSVP
9 5 (2.30%) SSL
9 5 (2.30%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.82%) Oracle Database
2 26 (11.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 20 (9.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 15 (6.91%) Hadoop
5 14 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (5.99%) SQL Server
7 12 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (5.07%) Relational Database
9 9 (4.15%) DB2
10 8 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.69%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.30%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.38%) Big Data
13 3 (1.38%) HBase
13 3 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (1.38%) Oracle Discoverer
13 3 (1.38%) Oracle OWB
13 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (11.52%) Jenkins
2 22 (10.14%) JUnit
3 17 (7.83%) JIRA
4 14 (6.45%) Subversion
5 13 (5.99%) Git (software)
6 10 (4.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (3.23%) Artifactory
8 6 (2.76%) Checkstyle
8 6 (2.76%) FindBugs
8 6 (2.76%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (2.30%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.84%) Gradle
10 4 (1.84%) Maven
10 4 (1.84%) MSTest
10 4 (1.84%) Selenium
11 3 (1.38%) jMock
11 3 (1.38%) Mockito
11 3 (1.38%) SilkTest
11 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (15.67%) Finance
2 25 (11.52%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.69%) Electronics
4 7 (3.23%) Marketing
5 6 (2.76%) Banking
5 6 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.30%) Retail
7 4 (1.84%) Billing
8 3 (1.38%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.92%) Legal
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.46%) Military
10 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (28.11%) Developer
2 39 (17.97%) Architect
3 37 (17.05%) Java Developer
4 13 (5.99%) Consultant
4 13 (5.99%) Middleware Developer
4 13 (5.99%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (5.99%) Technical Leader
5 12 (5.53%) Middleware Engineer
6 10 (4.61%) DBA
6 10 (4.61%) Middleware Architect
6 10 (4.61%) Oracle Developer
6 10 (4.61%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.15%) Analyst
7 9 (4.15%) Technical Architect
8 8 (3.69%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (3.23%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.23%) Lead Developer
9 7 (3.23%) SOA Developer
9 7 (3.23%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.51%) Oracle Fusion
2 35 (16.13%) REST
3 34 (15.67%) Spring
3 34 (15.67%) Web Services
4 28 (12.90%) SOAP
5 19 (8.76%) XML
6 16 (7.37%) J2EE
7 15 (6.91%) HTML
8 13 (5.99%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (5.99%) JSON
9 12 (5.53%) JMS
9 12 (5.53%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (4.61%) CSS
12 9 (4.15%) Hibernate
12 9 (4.15%) WebCenter
13 8 (3.69%) .NET
13 8 (3.69%) JSP
13 8 (3.69%) Kafka
13 8 (3.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.76%) IPTV
4 6 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.76%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (2.76%) Video on Demand
5 5 (2.30%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.30%) STB
6 4 (1.84%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.84%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.38%) User Experience
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.92%) DataPower
8 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) SCADA
8 2 (0.92%) Social Media
8 2 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 82 (37.79%) Linux
2 49 (22.58%) Unix
3 37 (17.05%) Windows
4 27 (12.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (7.83%) AIX
6 15 (6.91%) Solaris
7 7 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (2.76%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.30%) Android
10 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.38%) zOS
12 1 (0.46%) CentOS
12 1 (0.46%) HPUX
12 1 (0.46%) SUSE
12 1 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.66%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.74%) SOA
3 39 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (11.98%) DevOps
5 21 (9.68%) ITIL
5 21 (9.68%) Migration
5 21 (9.68%) Scrum
6 18 (8.29%) OO
7 17 (7.83%) High Availability
8 16 (7.37%) Unit Testing
9 15 (6.91%) TDD
10 14 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (5.53%) CRM
11 12 (5.53%) SDLC
12 11 (5.07%) UML
12 11 (5.07%) Web Development
13 9 (4.15%) E-Commerce
13 9 (4.15%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.15%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (30.41%) Java
2 24 (11.06%) SQL
3 22 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.37%) Perl
5 14 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 9 (4.15%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.69%) C#
8 5 (2.30%) Python
9 4 (1.84%) C
9 4 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.92%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.92%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (11.06%) SC Cleared
1 24 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.76%) Degree
3 5 (2.30%) ISEB
4 4 (1.84%) CCIP
4 4 (1.84%) CCNA
4 4 (1.84%) CCNP
4 4 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.84%) JNCIA
5 3 (1.38%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.69%) PCI DSS
1 8 (3.69%) QA
2 5 (2.30%) PA-DSS
3 3 (1.38%) PMO
3 3 (1.38%) SLA
4 2 (0.92%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.53%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (2.30%) Docker
4 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.92%) HDFS
5 2 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.46%) GFS2
6 1 (0.46%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.69%) QRadar
2 6 (2.76%) Nagios
3 5 (2.30%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.84%) Puppet
4 4 (1.84%) SELinux
4 4 (1.84%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.84%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.38%) Ansible
5 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (1.38%) vRealize
6 2 (0.92%) Opsview
7 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) Mesos
7 1 (0.46%) MOM
7 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 87 (40.09%) Oracle
2 33 (15.21%) IBM
3 32 (14.75%) Red Hat
4 27 (12.44%) VMware
5 16 (7.37%) Microsoft
6 12 (5.53%) TIBCO
7 10 (4.61%) SAP
8 8 (3.69%) Cisco
9 7 (3.23%) Juniper
9 7 (3.23%) Siebel
10 5 (2.30%) Veritas
11 4 (1.84%) Ericsson
11 4 (1.84%) F5
11 4 (1.84%) Huawei
12 3 (1.38%) Citrix
12 3 (1.38%) Dell
12 3 (1.38%) ILOG
12 3 (1.38%) Jaspersoft
13 2 (0.92%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.92%) MuleSoft
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