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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
UK
Rank 193 149 174
Rank change year-on-year -44 +25  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 615 876 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.65% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.38% 5.89% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 513 433
Median daily rate £475 £438 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +9.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.29 £35.00 £32.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £66.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -45.23% +9.80%  

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 14027 14876 14126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9735 10312 9157
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 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 -27 580 £485 +7.77% 108
London +4 281 £525 +13.51% 49
South East -8 97 £450 +4.95% 15
East of England +9 60 £497 -5.28% 7
City of London +14 51 £600 +37.14% 12
North West -5 46 £428 +0.64% 9
Hampshire +10 39 £450 +12.50% 6
Essex +17 36 £500 +99.80% 4
South West +10 34 £491 +15.58% 4
West Midlands -4 23 £450 - 6
Berkshire +23 21 £425 -5.55% 8
Buckinghamshire -17 19 £450 +5.88%
Southend-on-Sea - 19 £511 -
Hertfordshire +7 16 £475 +6.74% 2
Manchester +5 14 £360 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire -24 12 £440 +10.00% 5
East Midlands -39 12 £385 +4.05% 7
Scotland -40 12 £450 +12.50% 7
Reading +21 11 £425 -15.00% 1
Milton Keynes -14 11 £438 +2.94%
Cheshire +9 10 £394 -7.35% 2
Merseyside +7 10 £438 -10.25% 1
Surrey +2 10 £444 +34.46%
Telford +39 9 £513 -14.58% 2
Shropshire +39 9 £513 -14.58% 2
Havant - 9 £468 -
Lancashire +10 8 £500 +66.66%
Bristol +5 8 £450 +72.91% 1
Edinburgh -19 8 £440 +6.66% 3
North East -22 8 £295 +3.41% 6

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 460 (34.82%) Oracle
2 402 (30.43%) Java
3 386 (29.22%) Linux
4 375 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
5 300 (22.71%) Finance
6 283 (21.42%) SOA
7 252 (19.08%) Unix
8 245 (18.55%) Windows
9 217 (16.43%) SQL
10 200 (15.14%) IBM
11 190 (14.38%) Banking
12 186 (14.08%) DevOps
13 176 (13.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 176 (13.32%) Web Services
14 169 (12.79%) WebSphere
15 163 (12.34%) JavaScript
16 159 (12.04%) XML
17 151 (11.43%) SQL Server
18 146 (11.05%) Oracle Fusion
19 142 (10.75%) Microsoft
20 135 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
21 133 (10.07%) SOAP
22 131 (9.92%) HTML
23 129 (9.77%) Oracle Database
24 127 (9.61%) Scrum
25 126 (9.54%) JSON
26 122 (9.24%) WebLogic
27 121 (9.16%) Apache
28 116 (8.78%) Security Cleared
29 115 (8.71%) REST

Middleware
Top Related 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 (13.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 169 (12.79%) WebSphere
3 122 (9.24%) WebLogic
4 121 (9.16%) Apache
5 110 (8.33%) Tomcat
6 99 (7.49%) JBoss
7 58 (4.39%) Oracle Service Bus
8 52 (3.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 51 (3.86%) Mule
10 49 (3.71%) IIS
11 44 (3.33%) Confluence
12 39 (2.95%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (2.27%) CMS
14 29 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
15 27 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 22 (1.67%) Mule ESB
17 19 (1.44%) Drupal
18 18 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
18 18 (1.36%) SharePoint
19 16 (1.21%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 46 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.076%) MS Office
5 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 43 (3.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 33 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.61%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 5 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.38%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.30%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.30%) SAP CRM for Utilities
10 3 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.23%) Staffware
10 3 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.15%) Maximo
11 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (4.09%) PaaS
4 33 (2.50%) IaaS
5 24 (1.82%) GitHub
6 22 (1.67%) SaaS
7 19 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.14%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.53%) Bluemix
11 7 (0.53%) Boomi
11 7 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.45%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.38%) Force.com
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.30%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (8.25%) HTTP
2 69 (5.22%) TCP/IP
3 65 (4.92%) SSL
4 61 (4.62%) Firewall
5 51 (3.86%) DNS
6 41 (3.10%) SAN
7 37 (2.80%) FTP
8 33 (2.50%) LAN
9 27 (2.04%) WAN
10 26 (1.97%) Internet
10 26 (1.97%) NAS
11 22 (1.67%) Multicast
12 20 (1.51%) LDAP
13 18 (1.36%) Kerberos
14 17 (1.29%) SNMP
15 16 (1.21%) HTTPS
15 16 (1.21%) iSCSI
16 12 (0.91%) Ethernet
16 12 (0.91%) FCoE
16 12 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 129 (9.77%) Oracle Database
3 96 (7.27%) Relational Database
4 71 (5.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 65 (4.92%) Oracle Database 12c
6 59 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (4.24%) DB2
8 55 (4.16%) Big Data
9 52 (3.94%) Hadoop
10 46 (3.48%) RDBMS
11 30 (2.27%) MongoDB
11 30 (2.27%) NoSQL
12 28 (2.12%) MySQL
12 28 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
14 17 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
15 16 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.14%) HBase
17 13 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
17 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 104 (7.87%) Jenkins
2 88 (6.66%) JIRA
3 80 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 72 (5.45%) Maven
5 71 (5.37%) Subversion
6 43 (3.26%) JUnit
7 24 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
8 22 (1.67%) SoapUI
9 21 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (1.51%) Eclipse
10 20 (1.51%) Gradle
11 17 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
11 17 (1.29%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
13 14 (1.06%) Mockito
13 14 (1.06%) Selenium
13 14 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.91%) Cucumber
14 12 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 300 (22.71%) Finance
2 190 (14.38%) Banking
3 91 (6.89%) Telecoms
4 60 (4.54%) Marketing
5 54 (4.09%) Retail
6 49 (3.71%) Electronics
7 46 (3.48%) Manufacturing
8 44 (3.33%) Front Office
9 36 (2.73%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.51%) Billing
11 14 (1.06%) Legal
12 12 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.83%) Automotive
14 10 (0.76%) Prime Brokerage
15 8 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.61%) Publishing
16 7 (0.53%) Advertising
16 7 (0.53%) Back Office
17 4 (0.30%) Law
17 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 408 (30.89%) Developer
2 267 (20.21%) Architect
3 152 (11.51%) Java Developer
4 112 (8.48%) Solutions Architect
5 97 (7.34%) Consultant
6 82 (6.21%) Analyst
7 59 (4.47%) Middleware Developer
8 52 (3.94%) DBA
9 51 (3.86%) Technical Architect
10 45 (3.41%) Middleware Engineer
11 43 (3.26%) Oracle Developer
12 40 (3.03%) Senior Developer
13 39 (2.95%) Oracle DBA
13 39 (2.95%) SOA Developer
14 37 (2.80%) Project Manager
15 34 (2.57%) Administrator
15 34 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
16 33 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
17 29 (2.20%) Middleware Consultant
17 29 (2.20%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (13.32%) Web Services
2 159 (12.04%) XML
3 146 (11.05%) Oracle Fusion
4 133 (10.07%) SOAP
5 131 (9.92%) HTML
6 126 (9.54%) JSON
7 115 (8.71%) REST
8 105 (7.95%) J2EE
8 105 (7.95%) Spring
9 98 (7.42%) .NET
10 83 (6.28%) CSS
11 79 (5.98%) XSLT
12 66 (5.00%) JMS
13 64 (4.84%) HTML5
14 61 (4.62%) RESTful
15 60 (4.54%) WebSphere MQ
16 48 (3.63%) Apache Camel
17 43 (3.26%) IBM Integration Bus
18 40 (3.03%) jQuery
19 32 (2.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 55 (4.16%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 51 (3.86%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.80%) Fixed Income
7 35 (2.65%) Mainframe
8 33 (2.50%) Derivative
8 33 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 32 (2.42%) SWIFT
10 25 (1.89%) Clustering
11 22 (1.67%) DataPower
12 21 (1.59%) STB
13 19 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (1.44%) N-Tier
14 18 (1.36%) Equities
15 17 (1.29%) iSeries
16 16 (1.21%) Replication
16 16 (1.21%) User Experience
17 15 (1.14%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 386 (29.22%) Linux
2 252 (19.08%) Unix
3 245 (18.55%) Windows
4 100 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 94 (7.12%) AIX
6 81 (6.13%) Solaris
7 43 (3.26%) Windows Server
8 24 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
9 22 (1.67%) zOS
10 19 (1.44%) HPUX
11 16 (1.21%) Android
12 11 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.76%) CentOS
14 8 (0.61%) SUSE
14 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.53%) MVS
16 6 (0.45%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (21.42%) SOA
3 186 (14.08%) DevOps
4 135 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
5 127 (9.61%) Scrum
6 109 (8.25%) ITIL
7 108 (8.18%) TDD
8 102 (7.72%) Migration
9 87 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
10 81 (6.13%) OO
11 78 (5.90%) Microservices
12 73 (5.53%) High Availability
13 72 (5.45%) SDLC
14 70 (5.30%) CRM
14 70 (5.30%) Open Source
15 67 (5.07%) E-Commerce
15 67 (5.07%) Multithreading
16 62 (4.69%) Software Engineering
17 61 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
18 57 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 402 (30.43%) Java
2 217 (16.43%) SQL
3 163 (12.34%) JavaScript
4 83 (6.28%) Perl
5 76 (5.75%) C#
6 75 (5.68%) Python
7 61 (4.62%) C++
8 48 (3.63%) Shell Script
9 43 (3.26%) PL/SQL
10 39 (2.95%) C
11 33 (2.50%) XPath
12 23 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 23 (1.74%) PowerShell
12 23 (1.74%) Ruby
13 19 (1.44%) Scala
14 14 (1.06%) JCL
14 14 (1.06%) Jython
14 14 (1.06%) PHP
15 13 (0.98%) Apex Code
16 11 (0.83%) Korn
Qualifications
1 116 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 82 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.22%) Degree
4 20 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.76%) CISSP
9 9 (0.68%) CCNA
9 9 (0.68%) CCNP
10 8 (0.61%) CCIP
10 8 (0.61%) ISEB
10 8 (0.61%) ISSAP
10 8 (0.61%) JNCIA
11 6 (0.45%) MCSE
11 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.30%) CCIE
12 4 (0.30%) EMC Certification
12 4 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.50%) QA
2 23 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.51%) MiFID
4 15 (1.14%) SLA
5 12 (0.91%) SEPA
6 9 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.45%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.38%) PMO
9 3 (0.23%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 2 (0.15%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.076%) EMIR
11 1 (0.076%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.076%) SDET
System Software
1 75 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (4.92%) Docker
3 41 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.10%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.06%) KVM
7 13 (0.98%) Time Sharing Option
8 12 (0.91%) SRDF
9 11 (0.83%) NFS
9 11 (0.83%) Xen
10 9 (0.68%) HDFS
11 8 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.53%) vSphere
13 5 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.30%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.23%) OCFS2
15 3 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (4.84%) Puppet
2 50 (3.79%) Ansible
3 29 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 25 (1.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 16 (1.21%) QRadar
7 15 (1.14%) Kubernetes
8 13 (0.98%) Tivoli
9 12 (0.91%) vRealize
10 11 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (0.76%) Nagios
12 9 (0.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
13 8 (0.61%) SCOM
14 7 (0.53%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.53%) Kibana
14 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.53%) SCCM
15 6 (0.45%) MOM
15 6 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 460 (34.82%) Oracle
2 200 (15.14%) IBM
3 142 (10.75%) Microsoft
4 100 (7.57%) VMware
5 97 (7.34%) TIBCO
6 90 (6.81%) Red Hat
6 90 (6.81%) SAP
7 54 (4.09%) WSO2
8 53 (4.01%) MuleSoft
9 47 (3.56%) Splunk
10 38 (2.88%) Cisco
11 34 (2.57%) Sybase
12 28 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (1.82%) Solace
14 21 (1.59%) EMC
14 21 (1.59%) HP
15 20 (1.51%) Citrix
15 20 (1.51%) Informatica
16 19 (1.44%) Axway
17 18 (1.36%) IBM Sterling
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 per month
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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