Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 168 155
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13 -6
Contract jobs citing Middleware 303 235 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.83% 1.43% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.58% 5.19% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 133 166
South East median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £377 £352 £370
90th Percentile £600 £559 £623
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.69 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +57.89% -26.62%

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 5,433 4,529 4,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.79% 27.59% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,553 2,764 3,089
South East median daily rate £433 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.85% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 130
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.89%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.30 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.10 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.46%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -5 112 £513 +7.89% 16
Thames Valley +33 90 £475 - 9
Surrey -10 79 £500 +17.65% 11
Berkshire -6 41 £450 -2.70% 7
Buckinghamshire +25 36 £490 -1.01% 1
Oxfordshire +12 13 £525 - 1
West Sussex +5 12 £483 +37.86% 1
East Sussex -3 3 £465 +9.41% 2
Middlesex - 2 £517 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 137 (45.21%) Linux
2 125 (41.25%) Java
3 116 (38.28%) Oracle
4 104 (34.32%) Unix
4 104 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (28.05%) Finance
6 82 (27.06%) SOA
7 77 (25.41%) RESTful
8 76 (25.08%) JSON
9 75 (24.75%) Jenkins
10 72 (23.76%) SQL
11 67 (22.11%) Spring
12 64 (21.12%) Apache
13 63 (20.79%) Windows
14 62 (20.46%) TDD
15 57 (18.81%) VMware
16 56 (18.48%) Kafka
17 54 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
18 53 (17.49%) BDD
19 52 (17.16%) Hadoop
19 52 (17.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 51 (16.83%) Oracle Fusion
21 50 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (16.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
21 50 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
22 49 (16.17%) RabbitMQ
22 49 (16.17%) J2EE
23 48 (15.84%) Web Services
23 48 (15.84%) Big Data
24 47 (15.51%) REST

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 64 (21.12%) Apache
2 52 (17.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 45 (14.85%) Apache Spark
4 44 (14.52%) Oracle Service Bus
5 26 (8.58%) JBoss
6 22 (7.26%) Tomcat
7 20 (6.60%) GemFire
8 18 (5.94%) WebLogic
9 14 (4.62%) Confluence
10 13 (4.29%) IIS
11 11 (3.63%) WebSphere
12 10 (3.30%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (2.64%) WildFly
14 6 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.99%) Mule
16 2 (0.66%) AquaLogic
16 2 (0.66%) NetWeaver
17 1 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
17 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
17 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.94%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (5.28%) Siebel CRM
3 14 (4.62%) Oracle Utilities
4 7 (2.31%) Maximo
5 4 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.99%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.99%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.99%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.66%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.33%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.91%) PaaS
3 22 (7.26%) SaaS
4 21 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (5.61%) IaaS
6 15 (4.95%) GitHub
7 7 (2.31%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.98%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (1.32%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.32%) Serverless
10 3 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.99%) Boomi
10 3 (0.99%) Office 365
10 3 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.60%) Firewall
2 16 (5.28%) SAN
3 12 (3.96%) NetScaler
4 11 (3.63%) DNS
4 11 (3.63%) Network Security
5 9 (2.97%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.31%) SSH
7 5 (1.65%) SSL
8 4 (1.32%) HTTP
8 4 (1.32%) VPN
8 4 (1.32%) WAN
9 3 (0.99%) ATM
10 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.66%) FTP
10 2 (0.66%) Internet
10 2 (0.66%) Intranet
10 2 (0.66%) SMS
11 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.33%) SMTP
11 1 (0.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.16%) Hadoop
2 48 (15.84%) Big Data
3 45 (14.85%) Oracle Database
4 36 (11.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 34 (11.22%) SQL Server
6 26 (8.58%) Oracle ODI
7 25 (8.25%) HBase
8 22 (7.26%) Oracle Database 12c
8 22 (7.26%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (6.93%) Oracle BI EE
10 16 (5.28%) MySQL
11 12 (3.96%) Relational Database
12 11 (3.63%) DB2
12 11 (3.63%) MongoDB
12 11 (3.63%) RDBMS
13 9 (2.97%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.98%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (1.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 75 (24.75%) Jenkins
2 41 (13.53%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.60%) Oracle Forms
4 19 (6.27%) Eclipse
5 17 (5.61%) IntelliJ
5 17 (5.61%) JIRA
5 17 (5.61%) JUnit
6 16 (5.28%) Cucumber
7 13 (4.29%) Maven
7 13 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.96%) SoapUI
9 11 (3.63%) Subversion
10 9 (2.97%) XMLSpy
11 8 (2.64%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.31%) Gradle
13 6 (1.98%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.32%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.99%) LSMW
15 3 (0.99%) Selenium
16 2 (0.66%) Moq
General
1 85 (28.05%) Finance
2 20 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.28%) Banking
4 10 (3.30%) Retail
5 8 (2.64%) Marketing
6 7 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.65%) Back Office
8 4 (1.32%) Publishing
9 3 (0.99%) Billing
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (29.70%) Developer
2 73 (24.09%) Architect
3 60 (19.80%) Java Developer
4 34 (11.22%) Infrastructure Architect
5 23 (7.59%) Big Data Developer
6 21 (6.93%) DBA
6 21 (6.93%) Oracle DBA
7 18 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.61%) Analyst
9 14 (4.62%) Consultant
9 14 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (4.62%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 14 (4.62%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.96%) Cloud Architect
10 12 (3.96%) Hadoop Developer
11 11 (3.63%) Java Hadoop Developer
11 11 (3.63%) Security Architect
12 10 (3.30%) Apache Spark Developer
12 10 (3.30%) Java Engineer
12 10 (3.30%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (25.41%) RESTful
2 76 (25.08%) JSON
3 67 (22.11%) Spring
4 56 (18.48%) Kafka
5 51 (16.83%) Oracle Fusion
6 49 (16.17%) J2EE
6 49 (16.17%) RabbitMQ
7 48 (15.84%) Web Services
8 47 (15.51%) REST
9 43 (14.19%) SOAP
9 43 (14.19%) XML
10 32 (10.56%) Spring Boot
11 23 (7.59%) Spark Streaming
12 20 (6.60%) .NET
13 16 (5.28%) JMS
14 14 (4.62%) ASP.NET
15 13 (4.29%) WSDL
15 13 (4.29%) XSD
16 11 (3.63%) IDoc
17 10 (3.30%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.61%) Clustering
2 17 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (4.62%) Virtual Team
4 13 (4.29%) Client/Server
4 13 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.96%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.97%) PMI
8 7 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.31%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.65%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.66%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.66%) Fintech
11 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 137 (45.21%) Linux
2 104 (34.32%) Unix
3 63 (20.79%) Windows
4 41 (13.53%) Windows Server
5 34 (11.22%) AIX
6 29 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (5.94%) Windows 10
9 14 (4.62%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.98%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.99%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.66%) Solaris
14 1 (0.33%) Android
14 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.33%) CentOS
14 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (27.06%) SOA
3 62 (20.46%) TDD
4 53 (17.49%) BDD
5 45 (14.85%) Migration
6 37 (12.21%) Network Design
7 36 (11.88%) Unit Testing
8 34 (11.22%) DevOps
9 29 (9.57%) Project Management
10 27 (8.91%) CRM
10 27 (8.91%) Scrum
11 25 (8.25%) System Testing
12 22 (7.26%) Root Cause Analysis
13 21 (6.93%) OO
14 19 (6.27%) Master Data Management
14 19 (6.27%) Microservices
15 18 (5.94%) Validation
16 16 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (5.28%) ITIL
16 16 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (41.25%) Java
2 72 (23.76%) SQL
3 27 (8.91%) Python
4 20 (6.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 17 (5.61%) C#
5 17 (5.61%) Shell Script
6 13 (4.29%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.96%) Perl
8 11 (3.63%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.97%) Ruby
10 6 (1.98%) Java 8
11 5 (1.65%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.32%) ABAP
12 4 (1.32%) C
12 4 (1.32%) C++
13 3 (0.99%) Java 9
14 2 (0.66%) PHP
14 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.66%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 30 (9.90%) Degree
2 17 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.30%) PMP
4 9 (2.97%) Master's Degree
4 9 (2.97%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.98%) CISA
6 6 (1.98%) CISM
6 6 (1.98%) CISSP
7 3 (0.99%) ISEB
8 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.33%) OCA
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.63%) GDPR
3 10 (3.30%) NIST 800
3 10 (3.30%) QA
4 6 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.98%) PMO
4 6 (1.98%) SLA
5 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.66%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (16.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 50 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (12.21%) Hyper-V
3 34 (11.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 31 (10.23%) XenApp
5 24 (7.92%) HDFS
6 18 (5.94%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (4.95%) Active Directory
8 12 (3.96%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.64%) Docker
11 3 (0.99%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.33%) KVM
12 1 (0.33%) NFS
12 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.33%) vSphere
12 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (13.20%) Hadoop YARN
2 17 (5.61%) Ansible
3 15 (4.95%) Data Guard
4 9 (2.97%) Puppet
5 8 (2.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (2.31%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.31%) SELinux
7 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.99%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.99%) MOM
8 3 (0.99%) SCCM
8 3 (0.99%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.33%) collectd
10 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.33%) logstash
10 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 116 (38.28%) Oracle
2 57 (18.81%) VMware
3 42 (13.86%) IBM
3 42 (13.86%) Microsoft
4 40 (13.20%) Citrix
5 29 (9.57%) Red Hat
6 21 (6.93%) SAP
7 18 (5.94%) HP
8 16 (5.28%) Siebel
9 15 (4.95%) TIBCO
10 14 (4.62%) 3PAR
11 10 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.31%) Veritas
13 6 (1.98%) McAfee
13 6 (1.98%) Symantec
14 5 (1.65%) Remedy
15 4 (1.32%) Dell
15 4 (1.32%) Google
16 3 (0.99%) Intel
16 3 (0.99%) WSO2