Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Middleware
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 151 128
Rank change year-on-year -8 -23 +15
Contract jobs citing Middleware 38 53 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.68% 0.92% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.65% 3.37% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 53
South West median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.05% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £368 £356
90th Percentile £600 £575 £532
England median daily rate £513 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.98% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
South West median hourly rate £52.50 - £39.00
10th Percentile £46.25 - £37.25
90th Percentile £58.75 - £43.20
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.66 £38.25
% change year-on-year +37.80% -14.63% +23.39%

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 1435 1575 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.78% 27.40% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1147 1272
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 94
South West median hourly rate £48.00 £36.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.41% -14.71% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.63 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.88 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Bristol -3 12 £375 -12.79% 6
Devon +4 10 £563 +32.35%
Gloucestershire +25 6 £538 +2.38% 1
Wiltshire -21 4 £525 +5.05% 1
Dorset +8 3 £613 +59.09%
Somerset -10 2 £481 +20.31%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 18 (47.37%) Linux
2 14 (36.84%) Unix
3 13 (34.21%) ITIL
4 12 (31.58%) J2EE
4 12 (31.58%) DevOps
5 11 (28.95%) Java
5 11 (28.95%) JBoss
6 10 (26.32%) Service Management
7 9 (23.68%) Windows
7 9 (23.68%) Solaris
8 8 (21.05%) Apache
8 8 (21.05%) ERP
8 8 (21.05%) Project Management
8 8 (21.05%) Finance
9 7 (18.42%) Oracle
10 6 (15.79%) SAP
10 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
10 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
10 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.79%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (15.79%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (15.79%) Mule
10 6 (15.79%) Data Protection
10 6 (15.79%) SAP PI
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (15.79%) MuleSoft
10 6 (15.79%) Mule ESB
11 5 (13.16%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (13.16%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (13.16%) TOGAF

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 11 (28.95%) JBoss
2 8 (21.05%) Apache
3 6 (15.79%) Mule
3 6 (15.79%) Mule ESB
3 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.53%) EPiServer
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (7.89%) IIS
5 3 (7.89%) Jetty
5 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
6 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Lawson
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Firewall
1 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
2 3 (7.89%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (7.89%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) SMS
4 1 (2.63%) ATM
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.63%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Administrator
3 9 (23.68%) Architect
3 9 (23.68%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (21.05%) Unix Administrator
5 7 (18.42%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 6 (15.79%) MuleSoft Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) DevOps Administrator
7 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (7.89%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 3 (7.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
10 2 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 1 (2.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) J2EE
2 6 (15.79%) SAP PI
3 5 (13.16%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (7.89%) .NET
4 3 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (7.89%) Apache Camel
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.89%) CSS
4 3 (7.89%) OSGi
5 2 (5.26%) REST
5 2 (5.26%) Spring
6 1 (2.63%) COM
6 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.63%) JSON
6 1 (2.63%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.63%) Web Services
6 1 (2.63%) XML
6 1 (2.63%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (15.79%) Freedom of Information Act
1 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) RIA
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Linux
2 14 (36.84%) Unix
3 9 (23.68%) Solaris
3 9 (23.68%) Windows
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) DevOps
3 10 (26.32%) Service Management
4 8 (21.05%) ERP
4 8 (21.05%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Data Protection
6 5 (13.16%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
7 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.53%) SOA
8 3 (7.89%) Change Management
8 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.89%) MODAF
8 3 (7.89%) Open Source
9 2 (5.26%) ArchiMate
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Docker
1 3 (7.89%) ISA Server
1 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.26%) Xen
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
1 1 (2.63%) Opsview
1 1 (2.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) MuleSoft
2 6 (15.79%) SAP
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco
3 4 (10.53%) IBM
4 3 (7.89%) BEA
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) EMC
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) Infor
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) Workday
6 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.63%) Brocade
6 1 (2.63%) F5
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk