The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 27 June 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 130 139
Rank change year-on-year -33 +9  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 709 1008 905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.87% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.70% 6.56% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 634 499
Median daily rate £503 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.84% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £324 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £24.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.67 £40.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15079 15377 15197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10829 10153
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 188 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 -30 673 £513 +7.89% 138
London -44 258 £550 +10.00% 62
East of England +31 125 £525 +5.00% 17
Essex +40 108 £538 +41.44% 9
South East -13 98 £469 -1.31% 16
North West -39 67 £438 -2.77% 13
West Midlands +34 49 £550 +25.00% 8
Southend-on-Sea -3 43 £507 +19.35% 1
City of London -9 42 £594 +25.00% 7
Hampshire +24 41 £460 +2.22% 4
Telford +36 34 £550 +25.00% 2
Shropshire +34 34 £550 +25.00% 2
Manchester -12 29 £450 +5.88% 9
South West -7 28 £526 -4.31% 5
Surrey +23 24 £475 +28.37%
Lancashire -3 24 £466 +12.34%
Wiltshire +9 22 £544 -1.13% 1
Swindon +13 21 £544 -1.13% 1
Preston -2 20 £460 -
Scotland -1 18 £419 -1.52% 9
East Midlands -12 18 £500 +5.26% 4
Berkshire -12 17 £463 -11.90% 5
Glasgow +16 13 £419 -11.89% 5
Yorkshire +1 13 £438 -12.50% 11
Leicester +6 11 £500 +40.84% 1
Leicestershire +1 11 £500 +40.84% 1
Cheshire -13 11 £363 -27.50% 4
Bedfordshire -6 10 £350 -39.13%
Portsmouth +2 9 £384 +13.70%
Basingstoke -5 9 £342 -51.28% 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 with a requirement for Middleware.

1 463 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (32.55%) Linux
3 415 (31.27%) Java
4 404 (30.44%) Finance
5 387 (29.16%) Oracle
6 335 (25.24%) SOA
7 304 (22.91%) Unix
8 252 (18.99%) Windows
9 239 (18.01%) DevOps
10 228 (17.18%) TDD
11 226 (17.03%) Banking
12 224 (16.88%) SQL
13 218 (16.43%) Scrum
14 190 (14.32%) IBM
15 188 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
16 186 (14.02%) XML
17 176 (13.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 166 (12.51%) Jenkins
19 158 (11.91%) JSON
20 153 (11.53%) Web Services
21 149 (11.23%) SQL Server
22 146 (11.00%) WebSphere
22 146 (11.00%) Test Automation
23 141 (10.63%) XSLT
24 137 (10.32%) Git (software)
25 129 (9.72%) SOAP
26 128 (9.65%) Microsoft
27 125 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
28 122 (9.19%) WSO2
29 121 (9.12%) JBoss

Middleware
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
1 176 (13.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 146 (11.00%) WebSphere
3 121 (9.12%) JBoss
4 113 (8.52%) Apache
5 94 (7.08%) Tomcat
6 85 (6.41%) WebLogic
7 82 (6.18%) Oracle Service Bus
8 70 (5.28%) Mule
9 55 (4.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 45 (3.39%) IIS
11 38 (2.86%) Confluence
12 28 (2.11%) MQSeries
13 26 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (1.58%) Apache Spark
15 20 (1.51%) SharePoint
16 18 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (1.28%) CMS
18 16 (1.21%) IBM HTTP Server
18 16 (1.21%) OpenStack
18 16 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 83 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.75%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.75%) Oracle Utilities
4 7 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.53%) Siebel CRM
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.38%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.23%) RMDS
8 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Maximo
9 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 102 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (3.54%) PaaS
4 38 (2.86%) IaaS
5 37 (2.79%) OpenShift
6 32 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (2.34%) SaaS
8 19 (1.43%) GitHub
9 18 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 8 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.45%) Bluemix
15 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.38%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.30%) Office 365
17 3 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 3 (0.23%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.84%) HTTP
2 100 (7.54%) SSL
3 76 (5.73%) TCP/IP
4 40 (3.01%) Firewall
5 35 (2.64%) DNS
6 28 (2.11%) LDAP
7 27 (2.03%) FTP
8 20 (1.51%) Internet
9 19 (1.43%) SSH
9 19 (1.43%) WAN
10 18 (1.36%) Kerberos
11 17 (1.28%) LAN
12 16 (1.21%) SNMP
13 14 (1.06%) SAN
14 13 (0.98%) Network Security
15 11 (0.83%) Ethernet
15 11 (0.83%) VPN
16 10 (0.75%) Broadband
16 10 (0.75%) NAS
17 9 (0.68%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 105 (7.91%) Relational Database
3 96 (7.23%) Oracle Database
4 59 (4.45%) Hadoop
5 51 (3.84%) MySQL
6 48 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 43 (3.24%) DB2
8 42 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 41 (3.09%) Oracle Database 12c
10 39 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (2.86%) Big Data
12 30 (2.26%) NoSQL
13 22 (1.66%) Ingres
14 20 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
15 19 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
17 17 (1.28%) Data Mining
18 16 (1.21%) MongoDB
19 15 (1.13%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 166 (12.51%) Jenkins
2 137 (10.32%) Git (software)
3 115 (8.67%) Maven
4 114 (8.59%) Subversion
5 57 (4.30%) JIRA
6 47 (3.54%) SoapUI
7 35 (2.64%) JUnit
8 23 (1.73%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
11 17 (1.28%) Eclipse
12 16 (1.21%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.06%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.06%) Selenium
14 13 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
14 13 (0.98%) webpack
15 11 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (0.75%) Artifactory
16 10 (0.75%) Gradle
General
1 404 (30.44%) Finance
2 226 (17.03%) Banking
3 118 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 89 (6.71%) Electronics
5 88 (6.63%) Manufacturing
5 88 (6.63%) Marketing
6 53 (3.99%) Investment Banking
7 47 (3.54%) Front Office
8 36 (2.71%) Retail
9 16 (1.21%) Legal
10 15 (1.13%) Prime Brokerage
11 11 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.60%) Billing
13 7 (0.53%) Law
14 6 (0.45%) Publishing
15 5 (0.38%) Advertising
15 5 (0.38%) Automotive
15 5 (0.38%) French Language
16 4 (0.30%) Back Office
16 4 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 459 (34.59%) Developer
2 213 (16.05%) Architect
3 163 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 108 (8.14%) Analyst
5 85 (6.41%) Consultant
6 82 (6.18%) Solutions Architect
7 77 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 76 (5.73%) Senior Developer
9 66 (4.97%) SOA Developer
10 65 (4.90%) Middleware Developer
11 53 (3.99%) Agile Developer
11 53 (3.99%) Integration Developer
12 50 (3.77%) Technical Architect
13 40 (3.01%) Middleware Engineer
14 35 (2.64%) Business Analyst
15 33 (2.49%) Scala Developer
15 33 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
16 31 (2.34%) Infrastructure Architect
17 30 (2.26%) DBA
17 30 (2.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (14.02%) XML
2 158 (11.91%) JSON
3 153 (11.53%) Web Services
4 141 (10.63%) XSLT
5 129 (9.72%) SOAP
6 113 (8.52%) REST
7 104 (7.84%) Spring
8 95 (7.16%) J2EE
9 93 (7.01%) Apache Camel
10 84 (6.33%) .NET
11 82 (6.18%) Oracle Fusion
12 80 (6.03%) HTML
13 66 (4.97%) RESTful
14 59 (4.45%) JMS
14 59 (4.45%) WebSphere MQ
15 58 (4.37%) WireMock
16 56 (4.22%) HTML5
17 50 (3.77%) Swagger
18 49 (3.69%) XSD
19 45 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
1 76 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (5.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 65 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 50 (3.77%) Fixed Income
5 47 (3.54%) Mainframe
6 42 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 42 (3.17%) Derivative
7 38 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (2.49%) Management Information System
9 27 (2.03%) Equities
10 23 (1.73%) DataPower
11 22 (1.66%) Clustering
11 22 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 22 (1.66%) N-Tier
12 21 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 21 (1.58%) SWIFT
13 20 (1.51%) Virtual Team
14 19 (1.43%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 432 (32.55%) Linux
2 304 (22.91%) Unix
3 252 (18.99%) Windows
4 110 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (6.03%) Solaris
6 73 (5.50%) AIX
7 45 (3.39%) Windows Server
8 37 (2.79%) Mac OS X
9 24 (1.81%) HPUX
10 23 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
11 22 (1.66%) zOS
12 18 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.98%) Android
15 12 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.68%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.68%) SUSE
17 6 (0.45%) CentOS
18 5 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
18 5 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (25.24%) SOA
3 239 (18.01%) DevOps
4 228 (17.18%) TDD
5 218 (16.43%) Scrum
6 188 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (11.00%) Test Automation
8 125 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
9 109 (8.21%) Migration
10 101 (7.61%) Software Engineering
11 100 (7.54%) Configuration Management
12 99 (7.46%) Multithreading
13 97 (7.31%) Kanban
14 90 (6.78%) Microservices
15 89 (6.71%) Open Source
16 87 (6.56%) Programme Management
17 82 (6.18%) Digital Marketing
18 78 (5.88%) Mentoring
19 73 (5.50%) ITIL
20 70 (5.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 415 (31.27%) Java
2 224 (16.88%) SQL
3 100 (7.54%) Perl
4 83 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 78 (5.88%) Python
6 74 (5.58%) C++
7 73 (5.50%) Shell Script
8 72 (5.43%) C#
9 58 (4.37%) XPath
10 54 (4.07%) C
11 41 (3.09%) Scala
12 31 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 30 (2.26%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.66%) JCL
15 21 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.58%) ES6
16 12 (0.90%) Groovy
17 10 (0.75%) Korn
17 10 (0.75%) Ruby
18 9 (0.68%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 92 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 77 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.77%) Degree
4 34 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.36%) CISSP
6 14 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.98%) CISM
8 12 (0.90%) ISEB
9 10 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.68%) CISA
11 8 (0.60%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.53%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.45%) CCNA
13 6 (0.45%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.45%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.30%) ISSAP
15 3 (0.23%) CCIP
15 3 (0.23%) CCNP
15 3 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.81%) MiFID
2 23 (1.73%) QA
3 19 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.98%) SEPA
5 9 (0.68%) SLA
6 7 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.30%) FedRAMP
9 4 (0.30%) GDPR
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.15%) GCP
11 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.15%) PMO
12 1 (0.075%) COBIT
12 1 (0.075%) COSO
12 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.075%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (7.01%) Docker
2 67 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (4.52%) Active Directory
4 28 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
5 21 (1.58%) Time Sharing Option
6 15 (1.13%) HDFS
6 15 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.75%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 7 (0.53%) KVM
9 7 (0.53%) RACF
9 7 (0.53%) vSphere
10 6 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.30%) GFS2
12 4 (0.30%) OCFS2
12 4 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
13 3 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 108 (8.14%) Puppet
2 91 (6.86%) Ansible
3 73 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.56%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 15 (1.13%) Kibana
6 15 (1.13%) vRealize
7 14 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
8 13 (0.98%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 13 (0.98%) Terraform
9 12 (0.90%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
10 11 (0.83%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.83%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.83%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.68%) Grafana
11 9 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (0.60%) SCOM
13 7 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.53%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 387 (29.16%) Oracle
2 190 (14.32%) IBM
3 128 (9.65%) Microsoft
4 122 (9.19%) WSO2
5 116 (8.74%) SAP
6 109 (8.21%) TIBCO
7 95 (7.16%) Red Hat
8 88 (6.63%) VMware
9 45 (3.39%) Sybase
10 40 (3.01%) MuleSoft
11 38 (2.86%) Splunk
12 31 (2.34%) Solace
13 25 (1.88%) HP
14 24 (1.81%) CA
15 23 (1.73%) IBM Sterling
16 22 (1.66%) Cisco
16 22 (1.66%) Citrix
17 20 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
18 17 (1.28%) Veritas
19 16 (1.21%) Google
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