The median contractor rate for a Middleware Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 594 609
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Developer 31 54 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.10% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.11% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 5
Median daily rate £438 £440 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% +35.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £315 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -11.61% +4.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Middleware Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Middleware Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware Developer in the UK

Middleware Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware Developer in the UK

Middleware Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware Developer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware Developer in the UK

Middleware Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware Developer in the UK

Middleware Developer
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 31 £438 -1.68% 10
London +21 10 £413 -6.25% 3
West Midlands - 8 £444 - 1
South East +18 6 £456 -7.82%
North West +31 5 £400 +33.33%
Shropshire - 4 - - 1
Hampshire - 4 £438 -
Merseyside - 4 £400 -
Winchester - 4 £438 -
Telford - 4 - - 1
Worthing - 2 £513 -
West Sussex - 2 £513 -
Cheshire +27 1 - -
Chester +8 1 - -
East of England -2 1 £475 -20.83% 1
City of London -8 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £388 -
Staffordshire - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £475 - 1
Devon - 1 £388 -
Liverpool - 1 £400 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £425 -
Plymouth - 1 £388 -

Middleware Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Middleware Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Middleware
2 43 (70.49%) Oracle
3 40 (65.57%) SOA
4 32 (52.46%) Java
5 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (49.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 26 (42.62%) XSLT
7 25 (40.98%) JSON
8 23 (37.70%) Oracle Service Bus
9 22 (36.07%) Finance
10 21 (34.43%) WSO2
11 20 (32.79%) Apache Camel
11 20 (32.79%) TDD
11 20 (32.79%) Web Services
12 19 (31.15%) SOAP
13 18 (29.51%) XML
14 16 (26.23%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (26.23%) Oracle Fusion
15 15 (24.59%) SDLC
16 14 (22.95%) Digital Marketing
16 14 (22.95%) REST
16 14 (22.95%) SAP
16 14 (22.95%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (22.95%) Programme Management
16 14 (22.95%) Manufacturing
16 14 (22.95%) Electronics
16 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
16 14 (22.95%) Marketing
16 14 (22.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 14 (22.95%) XPath

Middleware Developer 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 30 (49.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (37.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (21.31%) Mule
4 12 (19.67%) WebSphere
5 8 (13.11%) WebLogic
6 7 (11.48%) JBoss
7 6 (9.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
7 6 (9.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (6.56%) Apache
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (3.28%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
11 1 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (1.64%) JCAPS
11 1 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 14 (22.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.64%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Boomi
1 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) HTTP
2 3 (4.92%) DNS
2 3 (4.92%) SSL
3 1 (1.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) FTP
3 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database
2 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle ODI
4 6 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Maven
2 12 (19.67%) Subversion
3 7 (11.48%) JUnit
4 6 (9.84%) Artifactory
4 6 (9.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (9.84%) Checkstyle
4 6 (9.84%) FindBugs
5 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.28%) Introscope
7 2 (3.28%) JIRA
7 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.64%) Ant
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 14 (22.95%) Electronics
2 14 (22.95%) Manufacturing
2 14 (22.95%) Marketing
2 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (100.00%) Middleware
2 26 (42.62%) XSLT
3 25 (40.98%) JSON
4 20 (32.79%) Apache Camel
4 20 (32.79%) Web Services
5 19 (31.15%) SOAP
6 18 (29.51%) XML
7 16 (26.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 14 (22.95%) REST
9 13 (21.31%) Swagger
9 13 (21.31%) WireMock
10 11 (18.03%) Spring
11 7 (11.48%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (9.84%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (8.20%) JMS
14 4 (6.56%) RESTful
14 4 (6.56%) WSDL
15 3 (4.92%) EJB 3.0
15 3 (4.92%) IBM Integration Bus
15 3 (4.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) DataPower
1 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.28%) Equities
1 2 (3.28%) Fixed Income
1 2 (3.28%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Unix
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) AIX
3 3 (4.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) SUSE
4 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (65.57%) SOA
2 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.79%) TDD
4 16 (26.23%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (24.59%) SDLC
6 14 (22.95%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (22.95%) Digital Marketing
6 14 (22.95%) Programme Management
7 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
8 6 (9.84%) API Design
8 6 (9.84%) BPEL
8 6 (9.84%) Coaching
8 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.84%) Microservices
9 4 (6.56%) ITIL
10 3 (4.92%) Change Management
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.92%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 3 (4.92%) High Availability
10 3 (4.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) Java
2 14 (22.95%) XPath
3 7 (11.48%) SQL
4 6 (9.84%) PL/SQL
4 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.56%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) Jython
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) MiFID
Vendors
1 43 (70.49%) Oracle
2 21 (34.43%) WSO2
3 14 (22.95%) SAP
4 6 (9.84%) IBM
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.28%) MuleSoft
6 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.28%) Serena
7 1 (1.64%) Adobe
7 1 (1.64%) ATG
7 1 (1.64%) Dell
7 1 (1.64%) Software AG
7 1 (1.64%) webMethods
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