Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 January 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 West
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 157 152
Rank change year-on-year +70 -5 -22
Contract jobs citing Middleware 158 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.47% 0.73% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.65% 2.74% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 26 26
South West median daily rate £488 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.27% +3.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £349 £325 £378
90th Percentile £688 £600 £663
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
South West median hourly rate £61.50 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -
England median hourly rate £58.75 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +34.29% -2.78% +16.99%

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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,827 1,385 1,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.52% 26.49% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,232 888 1,023
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £606 £563 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 29
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £28.48 £27.65 £18.64
90th Percentile £64.75 £52.63 £43.05
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the South West

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the South West

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the South West

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the South West

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in the South West

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Wiltshire +39 90 £465 -7.09% 11
Bristol +16 51 £500 +33.33% 11
Devon -6 6 £275 -51.11%
Gloucestershire -14 6 £528 -1.86% 2
Somerset +1 3 £675 +38.46% 3
Dorset +4 1 - -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 53 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.58%) Security Cleared
2 42 (26.58%) Oracle
3 38 (24.05%) UML
4 36 (22.78%) Microservices
5 35 (22.15%) Linux
5 35 (22.15%) IBM
6 34 (21.52%) .NET
6 34 (21.52%) Java
6 34 (21.52%) SC Cleared
6 34 (21.52%) Jenkins
6 34 (21.52%) REST
7 32 (20.25%) DataPower
8 31 (19.62%) Oracle BPM
9 26 (16.46%) WebCenter
10 25 (15.82%) Oracle Fusion
10 25 (15.82%) Docker
11 24 (15.19%) Git (software)
11 24 (15.19%) Banking
11 24 (15.19%) JavaScript
11 24 (15.19%) Oracle ADF
12 23 (14.56%) Finance
12 23 (14.56%) SQL
12 23 (14.56%) XML
12 23 (14.56%) BPMN
13 22 (13.92%) Web Services
13 22 (13.92%) Migration
14 19 (12.03%) Software Engineering
14 19 (12.03%) OpenShift
15 18 (11.39%) Continuous Integration

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (10.76%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.33%) Apache
2 10 (6.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (5.70%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.06%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (4.43%) MQSeries
5 7 (4.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 7 (4.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.80%) JBoss
7 4 (2.53%) Jetty
7 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.63%) Confluence
8 1 (0.63%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 31 (19.62%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.63%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.03%) OpenShift
2 14 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.43%) GitHub
4 6 (3.80%) Apigee
4 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.53%) IaaS
5 4 (2.53%) PaaS
6 3 (1.90%) npm
7 2 (1.27%) Office 365
8 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.96%) HTTP
2 8 (5.06%) DHCP
2 8 (5.06%) DNS
2 8 (5.06%) Firewall
3 6 (3.80%) Intranet
4 4 (2.53%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.27%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.63%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.63%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.86%) Oracle Database
1 14 (8.86%) Oracle Database 12c
2 10 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.43%) DB2
4 6 (3.80%) Big Data
5 5 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.90%) GIS
6 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (21.52%) Jenkins
2 24 (15.19%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.33%) Maven
4 8 (5.06%) Gerrit
5 6 (3.80%) JIRA
5 6 (3.80%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.16%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (2.53%) JMeter
8 3 (1.90%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.90%) Redmine
8 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.27%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
General
1 24 (15.19%) Banking
2 23 (14.56%) Finance
3 7 (4.43%) Electronics
3 7 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.53%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.53%) Automotive
4 4 (2.53%) Law
5 3 (1.90%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 58 (36.71%) Developer
2 36 (22.78%) Architect
3 20 (12.66%) Oracle Developer
4 15 (9.49%) .NET Developer
5 13 (8.23%) Designer
6 12 (7.59%) Software Developer
7 11 (6.96%) Technical Architect
8 10 (6.33%) Analyst
8 10 (6.33%) BPM Developer
8 10 (6.33%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (5.06%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.06%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.43%) Integration Architect
10 7 (4.43%) Performance Test Leader
11 6 (3.80%) BPM Designer
11 6 (3.80%) Consultant
11 6 (3.80%) Middleware Architect
12 5 (3.16%) 3rd Line Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.52%) .NET
1 34 (21.52%) REST
2 26 (16.46%) WebCenter
3 25 (15.82%) Oracle Fusion
4 24 (15.19%) Oracle ADF
5 23 (14.56%) XML
6 22 (13.92%) Web Services
7 17 (10.76%) HTML
8 16 (10.13%) Java EE
8 16 (10.13%) jQuery
8 16 (10.13%) SOAP
9 15 (9.49%) RESTful
10 13 (8.23%) WSDL
10 13 (8.23%) XML Schema
11 11 (6.96%) AngularJS
12 10 (6.33%) PrimeFaces
12 10 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (5.70%) CSS
13 9 (5.70%) JSON
13 9 (5.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.25%) DataPower
2 11 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.80%) PKI
5 5 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.53%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.90%) Clustering
7 3 (1.90%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.90%) iPad
7 3 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.63%) BYOD
9 1 (0.63%) CMDB
9 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.63%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.15%) Linux
2 12 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (6.96%) AIX
4 10 (6.33%) Unix
4 10 (6.33%) Windows
5 8 (5.06%) Solaris
5 8 (5.06%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.80%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.90%) Android
8 1 (0.63%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.05%) UML
3 36 (22.78%) Microservices
4 23 (14.56%) BPMN
5 22 (13.92%) Migration
6 19 (12.03%) Software Engineering
7 18 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (11.39%) Use Case
8 17 (10.76%) Waterfall
9 16 (10.13%) Content Management
9 16 (10.13%) DevOps
9 16 (10.13%) Test Automation
10 15 (9.49%) SOA
11 14 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (8.86%) Open Source
12 13 (8.23%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (8.23%) Defect Management
12 13 (8.23%) Software Architecture
13 12 (7.59%) Performance Engineering
13 12 (7.59%) Sequence Diagram
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.52%) Java
2 24 (15.19%) JavaScript
3 23 (14.56%) SQL
4 14 (8.86%) Python
5 13 (8.23%) C++
6 11 (6.96%) C#
7 10 (6.33%) C
8 9 (5.70%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.80%) Ada
10 3 (1.90%) VB
11 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.63%) Groovy
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (26.58%) Security Cleared
2 34 (21.52%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.33%) Degree
4 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.63%) APMP
6 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) PSD2
2 3 (1.90%) JTAG
3 2 (1.27%) GDPR
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (15.82%) Docker
2 9 (5.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (10.76%) Ansible
2 13 (8.23%) HP ALM
3 10 (6.33%) Kubernetes
4 8 (5.06%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (3.80%) SCCM
6 5 (3.16%) WSUS
7 2 (1.27%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.27%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 42 (26.58%) Oracle
2 35 (22.15%) IBM
3 14 (8.86%) HP
4 13 (8.23%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.23%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.06%) Cisco
5 8 (5.06%) VMware
6 5 (3.16%) F5
6 5 (3.16%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.90%) Splunk
8 2 (1.27%) CA
8 2 (1.27%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.27%) Micro Focus
8 2 (1.27%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.63%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.63%) Civica
9 1 (0.63%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.63%) SAP