Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 183 163
Rank change year-on-year +37 -20 -32
Contract jobs citing Middleware 285 218 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.78% 1.31% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.61% 4.51% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 135 138
South East median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £343
90th Percentile £619 £575 £625
England median daily rate £525 £519 £475
% change year-on-year +1.16% +9.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
South East median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +41.18% -15.00% +19.05%

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 5,084 4,834 4,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.77% 29.03% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,290 3,022 2,434
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £280
90th Percentile £575 £575 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 84 95
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £19.45 £22.95 £19.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

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 19 February 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
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 19 February 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
Hampshire +9 157 £450 -5.26% 11
Thames Valley +42 66 £500 +14.29% 14
Berkshire +10 40 £538 +28.36% 11
Surrey -11 37 £525 +5.00% 11
Buckinghamshire +32 26 £500 +8.11% 3
West Sussex -9 6 £434 +26.64% 4
Kent +17 4 £425 -7.10% 1
Middlesex +5 2 £517 +3.49%
East Sussex - 2 £464 - 2
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 111 (38.95%) Oracle
2 108 (37.89%) Linux
3 102 (35.79%) Java
4 99 (34.74%) Unix
5 86 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (25.96%) Jenkins
7 72 (25.26%) Apache
8 67 (23.51%) Finance
9 63 (22.11%) TDD
10 59 (20.70%) SQL
11 56 (19.65%) Windows
11 56 (19.65%) Git (software)
12 54 (18.95%) Spring
13 52 (18.25%) JSON
14 50 (17.54%) Unit Testing
15 48 (16.84%) VMware
15 48 (16.84%) J2EE
16 47 (16.49%) SOA
16 47 (16.49%) RabbitMQ
17 46 (16.14%) Oracle Fusion
17 46 (16.14%) Oracle Database
18 45 (15.79%) BDD
18 45 (15.79%) Hadoop
19 44 (15.44%) Kafka
19 44 (15.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 44 (15.44%) Shell Script
19 44 (15.44%) Migration
19 44 (15.44%) Hadoop YARN
20 43 (15.09%) Big Data
20 43 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (25.26%) Apache
2 39 (13.68%) JBoss
3 38 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 30 (10.53%) Tomcat
5 25 (8.77%) WebLogic
6 21 (7.37%) Oracle Service Bus
7 16 (5.61%) Apache Spark
8 15 (5.26%) WebSphere
9 13 (4.56%) Mule
10 10 (3.51%) SharePoint
11 8 (2.81%) Confluence
11 8 (2.81%) IIS
12 7 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (2.11%) TPMS
14 5 (1.75%) Apache ServiceMix
14 5 (1.75%) CICS
14 5 (1.75%) GlassFish
14 5 (1.75%) JRun
15 4 (1.40%) GemFire
16 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (4.56%) Maximo
2 11 (3.86%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (3.51%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.40%) SAP ERP
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (1.05%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.70%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.70%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.35%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (11.58%) GitHub
3 12 (4.21%) OpenShift
3 12 (4.21%) PaaS
4 9 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.46%) IaaS
6 5 (1.75%) SaaS
7 4 (1.40%) Boomi
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle CX
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.70%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.70%) Office 365
9 2 (0.70%) Serverless
9 2 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.07%) Firewall
2 14 (4.91%) DNS
2 14 (4.91%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.16%) NetScaler
4 6 (2.11%) Wireshark
5 5 (1.75%) LAN
5 5 (1.75%) SSL
5 5 (1.75%) WAN
6 3 (1.05%) AMQP
6 3 (1.05%) ATM
6 3 (1.05%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.05%) Network Security
7 2 (0.70%) Internet
7 2 (0.70%) Tactical Data Link
7 2 (0.70%) VPN
8 1 (0.35%) Extranet
8 1 (0.35%) FTP
8 1 (0.35%) HTTP
8 1 (0.35%) Intranet
8 1 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.14%) Oracle Database
2 45 (15.79%) Hadoop
3 43 (15.09%) Big Data
4 33 (11.58%) HBase
5 31 (10.88%) Parquet
6 28 (9.82%) SQL Server
7 18 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (5.96%) Oracle Database 12c
9 15 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (4.91%) DB2
11 11 (3.86%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (3.51%) Relational Database
13 9 (3.16%) RDBMS
14 7 (2.46%) Star Schema
15 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
16 5 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
17 4 (1.40%) NoSQL
17 4 (1.40%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 74 (25.96%) Jenkins
2 56 (19.65%) Git (software)
3 31 (10.88%) Gradle
4 9 (3.16%) JIRA
5 6 (2.11%) LoadRunner
5 6 (2.11%) Maven
6 5 (1.75%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.40%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.05%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.05%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.05%) JUnit
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.05%) Selenium
8 3 (1.05%) Subversion
9 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (23.51%) Finance
2 23 (8.07%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.56%) Marketing
3 13 (4.56%) Retail
4 8 (2.81%) Banking
5 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.75%) Electronics
7 4 (1.40%) Military
8 3 (1.05%) Billing
8 3 (1.05%) German Language
8 3 (1.05%) Local Government
9 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.70%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (40.00%) Developer
2 59 (20.70%) Java Developer
3 53 (18.60%) Architect
4 30 (10.53%) Middleware Engineer
5 19 (6.67%) Hadoop Developer
5 19 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 18 (6.32%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.26%) Big Data Developer
8 14 (4.91%) .NET Developer
8 14 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (4.91%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.56%) Consultant
9 13 (4.56%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (4.56%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 13 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 13 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.86%) DBA
11 10 (3.51%) Technical Leader
12 9 (3.16%) COBOL Developer
12 9 (3.16%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.95%) Spring
2 52 (18.25%) JSON
3 48 (16.84%) J2EE
4 47 (16.49%) RabbitMQ
5 46 (16.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 44 (15.44%) Kafka
7 42 (14.74%) REST
8 33 (11.58%) RESTful
9 31 (10.88%) Apache Avro
10 30 (10.53%) SOAP
11 28 (9.82%) Web Services
12 22 (7.72%) XML
13 18 (6.32%) .NET
14 16 (5.61%) Spring Boot
15 12 (4.21%) Apache Camel
16 11 (3.86%) Spark Streaming
17 9 (3.16%) AngularJS
18 6 (2.11%) IDoc
18 6 (2.11%) Java EE
18 6 (2.11%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.58%) Linux Command Line
1 33 (11.58%) Virtual Team
2 20 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.56%) Client/Server
6 12 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.81%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.11%) DataPower
9 5 (1.75%) Tandem
10 4 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.05%) Animation
11 3 (1.05%) Clustering
11 3 (1.05%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.05%) TM Forum
12 2 (0.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 108 (37.89%) Linux
2 99 (34.74%) Unix
3 56 (19.65%) Windows
4 31 (10.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.21%) AIX
7 9 (3.16%) VME
8 8 (2.81%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.81%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.40%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.35%) CentOS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (22.11%) TDD
3 50 (17.54%) Unit Testing
4 47 (16.49%) SOA
5 45 (15.79%) BDD
6 44 (15.44%) Migration
7 38 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (12.98%) System Testing
9 36 (12.63%) Project Management
10 31 (10.88%) Benchmarking
11 27 (9.47%) DevOps
11 27 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (8.07%) Technical Leadership
14 21 (7.37%) Network Design
14 21 (7.37%) TOGAF
15 19 (6.67%) CRM
16 18 (6.32%) ITIL
17 17 (5.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 16 (5.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 102 (35.79%) Java
2 59 (20.70%) SQL
3 44 (15.44%) Shell Script
4 18 (6.32%) C#
5 15 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.26%) Perl
6 14 (4.91%) Java 8
6 14 (4.91%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.86%) C
8 9 (3.16%) COBOL
9 6 (2.11%) Java 9
10 5 (1.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 4 (1.40%) ABAP
12 3 (1.05%) C++
12 3 (1.05%) Python
12 3 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.35%) Ruby
14 1 (0.35%) X++
14 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (12.98%) Degree
2 35 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 31 (10.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.21%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (1.75%) CCIE
5 5 (1.75%) CCNA
5 5 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.75%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.35%) CISSP
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB
8 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.35%) MCSA
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.26%) QA
2 7 (2.46%) GDPR
2 7 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.75%) SLA
4 4 (1.40%) PMO
5 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 44 (15.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 43 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.58%) HDFS
4 20 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (5.96%) Docker
6 15 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (4.56%) Hyper-V
7 13 (4.56%) XenApp
8 9 (3.16%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.46%) Active Directory
10 4 (1.40%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.35%) Samba
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (15.44%) Hadoop YARN
2 20 (7.02%) Puppet
3 17 (5.96%) Red Hat Satellite
4 14 (4.91%) SELinux
5 13 (4.56%) Ansible
6 12 (4.21%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.46%) SCCM
9 6 (2.11%) HP ALM
9 6 (2.11%) nmon
9 6 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.40%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.40%) Data Guard
11 4 (1.40%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.40%) MOM
11 4 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 111 (38.95%) Oracle
2 48 (16.84%) VMware
3 39 (13.68%) IBM
4 36 (12.63%) Red Hat
5 35 (12.28%) Microsoft
6 19 (6.67%) SAP
7 16 (5.61%) Citrix
8 12 (4.21%) WSO2
9 7 (2.46%) HP
9 7 (2.46%) Micro Focus
10 6 (2.11%) Informatica
10 6 (2.11%) Talend
11 5 (1.75%) Fujitsu
11 5 (1.75%) Google
12 4 (1.40%) Dell
12 4 (1.40%) Intel
12 4 (1.40%) Remedy
12 4 (1.40%) Workday
13 3 (1.05%) MuleSoft
13 3 (1.05%) Siebel