Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 110 168
Rank change year-on-year -44 +58 -17
Contract jobs citing Middleware 69 136 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.09% 2.09% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.46% 7.49% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 74 26
South West median daily rate £525 £475 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -3.80% -1.25%
10th Percentile £316 £329 £325
90th Percentile £693 £634 £600
England median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
South West median hourly rate £48.42 £61.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.27% +17.14% -
10th Percentile £41.54 £56.84 £46.25
90th Percentile £53.14 £69.13 £58.75
England median hourly rate £48.42 £58.63 £43.75
% change year-on-year -17.41% +34.00% +21.53%

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 1,548 1,815 1,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.56% 27.83% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,089 1,221 926
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £483 £470
% change year-on-year +3.63% +2.66% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 21
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +1.12% +18.67%
10th Percentile £11.65 £24.05 £35.00
90th Percentile £52.93 £65.85 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 14 December 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
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 14 December 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 -55 23 £463 +1.65% 1
Gloucestershire +19 21 £525 -0.47% 5
Bristol -15 12 £550 +10.00% 2
Somerset - 9 £650 -
Dorset - 3 - - 3
Devon -7 1 - -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 32 (46.38%) Linux
4 19 (27.54%) SDLC
5 18 (26.09%) DV Cleared
6 17 (24.64%) SQL
6 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
6 17 (24.64%) Finance
7 16 (23.19%) Java
7 16 (23.19%) Oracle
7 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
8 15 (21.74%) Web Services
9 14 (20.29%) Windows
9 14 (20.29%) C
9 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (18.84%) XML
10 13 (18.84%) Service Management
11 12 (17.39%) ITIL
11 12 (17.39%) Python
11 12 (17.39%) Ansible
11 12 (17.39%) DevOps
12 11 (15.94%) Docker
12 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
12 11 (15.94%) ETL
12 11 (15.94%) Citrix
12 11 (15.94%) Migration
12 11 (15.94%) Programme Management
13 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
13 10 (14.49%) Electronics
13 10 (14.49%) SAP

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 5 (7.25%) JBoss
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Qpid
4 2 (2.90%) Gunicorn
4 2 (2.90%) Jetty
4 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (4.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.45%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Azure
2 8 (11.59%) AWS
3 6 (8.70%) OpenShift
4 5 (7.25%) PaaS
5 4 (5.80%) IaaS
6 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.90%) Azure Stack
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.45%) GitHub
8 1 (1.45%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) FTP
2 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.90%) DNS
3 2 (2.90%) LAN
3 2 (2.90%) SAN
3 2 (2.90%) WAN
4 1 (1.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) Internet
4 1 (1.45%) NAS
4 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) DB2
2 9 (13.04%) DataStage
2 9 (13.04%) Informix
2 9 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (13.04%) QualityStage
3 8 (11.59%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.25%) Big Data
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.45%) MySQL
8 1 (1.45%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.45%) OLTP
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (4.35%) GitLab
4 3 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.45%) Babel
5 1 (1.45%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.45%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.45%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.45%) NUnit
5 1 (1.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Electronics
2 10 (14.49%) Public Sector
3 9 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 9 (13.04%) Marketing
3 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) Administrator
3 10 (14.49%) Architect
4 8 (11.59%) ETL Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) DataStage Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.80%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (5.80%) DataStage ETL Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Integration Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) Web Services
2 13 (18.84%) XML
3 9 (13.04%) XML Schema
4 7 (10.14%) SOAP
5 5 (7.25%) Java EE
5 5 (7.25%) JSON
6 4 (5.80%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (5.80%) J2EE
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (5.80%) Spring Boot
7 3 (4.35%) .NET
7 3 (4.35%) Apache Camel
7 3 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (4.35%) Spring
8 2 (2.90%) Flash
8 2 (2.90%) HTML
8 2 (2.90%) Node.js
9 1 (1.45%) Kafka
9 1 (1.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.59%) Robotics
3 6 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 6 (8.70%) EPoS
3 6 (8.70%) PKI
4 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Replication
7 1 (1.45%) Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) Linux
2 14 (20.29%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.25%) Windows 10
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.35%) Unix
5 2 (2.90%) CentOS
5 2 (2.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.54%) SDLC
3 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (18.84%) Service Management
5 12 (17.39%) DevOps
5 12 (17.39%) ITIL
6 11 (15.94%) ETL
6 11 (15.94%) Migration
6 11 (15.94%) Programme Management
7 9 (13.04%) Data Integration
7 9 (13.04%) Data Management
7 9 (13.04%) Data Mapping
7 9 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
7 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
7 9 (13.04%) Logistics
7 9 (13.04%) Project Management
7 9 (13.04%) V-Model
8 8 (11.59%) Data Migration
8 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.70%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 16 (23.19%) Java
3 14 (20.29%) C
4 12 (17.39%) Python
5 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) DV Cleared
3 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) CISA
4 4 (5.80%) CISM
4 4 (5.80%) CISSP
4 4 (5.80%) SANS
5 2 (2.90%) PMP
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) HND
6 1 (1.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) Data Quality
2 7 (10.14%) SLA
3 3 (4.35%) QA
4 2 (2.90%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Docker
2 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.90%) XenApp
4 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) Ansible
2 7 (10.14%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (8.70%) Puppet
4 3 (4.35%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.90%) Nagios
5 2 (2.90%) vRealize
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (1.45%) logstash
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) Oracle
3 11 (15.94%) Citrix
4 10 (14.49%) SAP
5 9 (13.04%) HP
5 9 (13.04%) IBM
5 9 (13.04%) Teradata
6 8 (11.59%) Pega
7 3 (4.35%) Siebel
7 3 (4.35%) Sparx
7 3 (4.35%) VMware
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.45%) Cisco
9 1 (1.45%) Informatica
9 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.45%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.45%) Unisys