Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Middleware Architect was £558 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 884 847 839
Rank change year-on-year -37 -8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Architect 12 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.037% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.039% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 40
UK median daily rate £558 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.78% -2.38% +10.53%
10th Percentile £494 £441 £407
90th Percentile £588 £633 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Middleware Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Middleware Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware Architect in the UK

Middleware Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware Architect in the UK

Middleware Architect
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
UK excluding London +8 8 £525 +5.00% 1
England -34 8 £525 - 2
North of England +50 2 £525 +12.00%
Midlands +25 2 £575 +4.55%
North West +25 2 £525 +14.44%
West Midlands +19 2 £575 +25.34%
South East -8 2 - - 1
South West - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £575 -

Middleware Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Middleware Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Middleware Architect in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Middleware
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) API Design
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (41.67%) Mule
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) webMethods
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (25.00%) WSO2
6 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
7 2 (16.67%) SSL
7 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (16.67%) HTTP
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Kanban
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
8 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (8.33%) Maximo
8 1 (8.33%) BPMN
8 1 (8.33%) Groovy

Middleware Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (41.67%) Mule
2 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (8.33%) Smallworld
4 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) Middleware
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (8.33%) Java EE
5 1 (8.33%) Java SE
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) JSON Schema
5 1 (8.33%) OAuth
5 1 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
5 1 (8.33%) WSDL
5 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
5 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) HPUX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) API Design
2 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Kanban
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) BPMN
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) Groovy
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) webMethods
2 3 (25.00%) WSO2
3 1 (8.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (8.33%) Talend