Period
to 19 November 2018

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 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 158 151
Rank change year-on-year +43 -7 -22
Contract jobs citing Middleware 117 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.87% 0.68% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.71% 2.64% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 35
South West median daily rate £460 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.05% +0.05% +11.11%
10th Percentile £302 £325 £368
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
South West median hourly rate £61.88 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - -
England median hourly rate £57.25 £45.00 £32.66
% change year-on-year +27.22% +37.80% -14.63%

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 1,744 1,440 1,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.83% 25.87% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,155 911 1,149
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 20
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £48.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +32.41% -14.71%
10th Percentile £24.05 £35.00 £18.63
90th Percentile £63.38 £58.75 £53.88
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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
Wiltshire +36 70 £450 -14.33% 3
Bristol +15 32 £500 +33.33% 11
Devon -2 7 £275 -51.11%
Gloucestershire -14 6 £528 -1.86% 6
Somerset -4 1 - - 3
Middleware
England

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

1 33 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.35%) Oracle
3 31 (26.50%) REST
4 26 (22.22%) Java
5 25 (21.37%) DataPower
5 25 (21.37%) Jenkins
6 24 (20.51%) Finance
7 23 (19.66%) Git (software)
7 23 (19.66%) Microservices
8 22 (18.80%) Security Cleared
8 22 (18.80%) Linux
8 22 (18.80%) IBM
9 21 (17.95%) SQL
10 20 (17.09%) Oracle BPM
10 20 (17.09%) Docker
11 19 (16.24%) .NET
11 19 (16.24%) XML
11 19 (16.24%) SOA
12 17 (14.53%) Python
12 17 (14.53%) SOAP
12 17 (14.53%) SC Cleared
12 17 (14.53%) Oracle Fusion
13 16 (13.68%) Test Automation
13 16 (13.68%) Web Services
13 16 (13.68%) Migration
13 16 (13.68%) OpenShift
14 15 (12.82%) Oracle Database 12c
14 15 (12.82%) Oracle Database
14 15 (12.82%) Performance Engineering
14 15 (12.82%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 15 (12.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (9.40%) Apache
3 9 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.98%) JBoss
4 7 (5.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (5.13%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.27%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (4.27%) MQSeries
6 5 (4.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (3.42%) Jetty
7 4 (3.42%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (3.42%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.85%) Confluence
9 1 (0.85%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.85%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (17.09%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.71%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.85%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.68%) OpenShift
2 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.27%) GitHub
3 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.42%) Apigee
4 4 (3.42%) IaaS
4 4 (3.42%) PaaS
5 2 (1.71%) npm
6 1 (0.85%) Office 365
6 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.40%) HTTP
2 7 (5.98%) DHCP
2 7 (5.98%) DNS
2 7 (5.98%) Firewall
2 7 (5.98%) Intranet
3 2 (1.71%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.85%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.85%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.85%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) Oracle Database
1 15 (12.82%) Oracle Database 12c
2 10 (8.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.13%) Big Data
4 5 (4.27%) DB2
5 3 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.56%) GIS
6 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.85%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.85%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (21.37%) Jenkins
2 23 (19.66%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.55%) JIRA
4 7 (5.98%) Gerrit
4 7 (5.98%) JMeter
5 6 (5.13%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.71%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.71%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.71%) JDeveloper
6 2 (1.71%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.71%) Redmine
6 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.85%) FishEye
7 1 (0.85%) Hudson
7 1 (0.85%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.85%) Xdebug
General
1 24 (20.51%) Finance
2 14 (11.97%) Banking
3 4 (3.42%) General Ledger
3 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Law
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
5 2 (1.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (30.77%) Developer
2 26 (22.22%) Architect
3 15 (12.82%) Oracle Developer
4 11 (9.40%) Test Leader
5 10 (8.55%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.55%) Performance Test Leader
6 9 (7.69%) Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.84%) BPM Developer
8 7 (5.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (5.98%) Integration Architect
9 6 (5.13%) Designer
9 6 (5.13%) Middleware Architect
9 6 (5.13%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 5 (4.27%) Server Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Server Support
10 5 (4.27%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.50%) REST
2 19 (16.24%) .NET
2 19 (16.24%) XML
3 17 (14.53%) Oracle Fusion
3 17 (14.53%) SOAP
4 16 (13.68%) Web Services
5 13 (11.11%) JSON
5 13 (11.11%) WebCenter
6 11 (9.40%) Oracle ADF
7 10 (8.55%) Node.js
8 7 (5.98%) CSS
8 7 (5.98%) jQuery
9 6 (5.13%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
9 6 (5.13%) HTML
9 6 (5.13%) Java EE
9 6 (5.13%) NHibernate
9 6 (5.13%) WSDL
9 6 (5.13%) XML Schema
9 6 (5.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.37%) DataPower
2 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.13%) PKI
5 3 (2.56%) Clustering
5 3 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) CMDB
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.85%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.80%) Linux
2 12 (10.26%) Unix
3 10 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (8.55%) Windows
4 9 (7.69%) AIX
4 9 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.98%) Solaris
6 5 (4.27%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.66%) Microservices
3 19 (16.24%) SOA
4 16 (13.68%) Migration
4 16 (13.68%) Test Automation
5 15 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (12.82%) Performance Engineering
6 14 (11.97%) UML
7 13 (11.11%) DevOps
8 12 (10.26%) Performance Testing
8 12 (10.26%) Process Management
8 12 (10.26%) Use Case
9 11 (9.40%) Content Management
10 10 (8.55%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (8.55%) Open Source
11 9 (7.69%) BPMN
11 9 (7.69%) High Availability
12 8 (6.84%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (6.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.22%) Java
2 21 (17.95%) SQL
3 17 (14.53%) Python
4 12 (10.26%) C#
5 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.13%) C++
7 6 (5.13%) VB
8 4 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.85%) Groovy
9 1 (0.85%) Java 8
9 1 (0.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.84%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) Degree
5 1 (0.85%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) PSD2
2 2 (1.71%) GDPR
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (17.09%) Docker
2 10 (8.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (12.82%) Ansible
2 7 (5.98%) Red Hat Satellite
2 7 (5.98%) SCCM
3 6 (5.13%) HP ALM
4 5 (4.27%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (4.27%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.27%) WSUS
5 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.71%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (27.35%) Oracle
2 22 (18.80%) IBM
3 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.98%) Cisco
5 7 (5.98%) HP
5 7 (5.98%) VMware
6 5 (4.27%) CA
6 5 (4.27%) Micro Focus
7 4 (3.42%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.56%) F5
8 3 (2.56%) Splunk
9 2 (1.71%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.71%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.85%) Adobe
10 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.85%) Google
10 1 (0.85%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.85%) SAP
10 1 (0.85%) Zend