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 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 135 141
Rank change year-on-year -30 +6  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 710 991 921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.87% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.72% 6.56% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 624 505
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 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 £23.60 £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 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +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 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
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 26 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 26 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 26 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 -27 672 £513 +7.89% 124
London -53 256 £550 +10.00% 55
East of England +30 127 £525 +5.00% 12
Essex +38 108 £538 +41.44% 8
South East +3 98 £475 +2.15% 17
North West -36 68 £425 -5.55% 12
West Midlands +38 48 £540 +22.72% 9
Southend-on-Sea -3 43 £507 +19.35%
Hampshire +22 41 £475 +5.55% 3
City of London -14 39 £588 +23.68% 9
Shropshire +38 32 £550 +25.00% 2
Telford +35 32 £550 +25.00% 2
South West -4 29 £515 -6.36% 5
Manchester -13 29 £413 -2.94% 6
Surrey +21 24 £475 +28.37%
Lancashire -1 24 £466 +12.34% 1
Wiltshire +15 22 £544 -1.13% 1
Swindon +8 21 £544 -1.13% 1
Scotland +2 20 £397 -6.64% 10
Preston -2 20 £460 - 1
Berkshire -16 16 £463 -11.90% 6
East Midlands -16 16 £500 +5.26% 3
Glasgow +20 15 £394 -17.00% 7
Yorkshire -4 13 £438 -12.50% 9
Leicester +5 11 £500 +40.84% 1
Leicestershire 0 11 £500 +40.84% 1
Cheshire -11 11 £363 -27.50% 5
Bedfordshire -4 10 £350 -39.13%
Basingstoke -5 9 £342 -51.28% 1
Buckinghamshire -39 9 £550 +27.90% 3

For the 6 months to 26 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 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (32.45%) Linux
3 413 (31.17%) Java
4 404 (30.49%) Finance
5 392 (29.58%) Oracle
6 334 (25.21%) SOA
7 303 (22.87%) Unix
8 253 (19.09%) Windows
9 239 (18.04%) DevOps
10 229 (17.28%) TDD
11 225 (16.98%) SQL
12 224 (16.91%) Banking
13 217 (16.38%) Scrum
14 191 (14.42%) IBM
15 189 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
16 185 (13.96%) XML
17 177 (13.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 166 (12.53%) Jenkins
19 156 (11.77%) JSON
20 153 (11.55%) Web Services
21 149 (11.25%) SQL Server
22 146 (11.02%) WebSphere
22 146 (11.02%) Test Automation
23 140 (10.57%) XSLT
24 136 (10.26%) Git (software)
25 130 (9.81%) Microsoft
26 129 (9.74%) SOAP
27 125 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
28 122 (9.21%) JBoss
29 120 (9.06%) WSO2

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
1 177 (13.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 146 (11.02%) WebSphere
3 122 (9.21%) JBoss
4 115 (8.68%) Apache
5 96 (7.25%) Tomcat
6 88 (6.64%) WebLogic
7 82 (6.19%) Oracle Service Bus
8 69 (5.21%) Mule
9 56 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 46 (3.47%) IIS
11 38 (2.87%) 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%) OpenStack
18 16 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
19 15 (1.13%) WildFly
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 (6.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.75%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.75%) Oracle Utilities
5 8 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.53%) Siebel CRM
7 6 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.38%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.23%) RMDS
10 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.15%) Endur
11 2 (0.15%) Maximo
11 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 104 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.62%) PaaS
4 39 (2.94%) IaaS
5 37 (2.79%) OpenShift
6 32 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (2.42%) SaaS
7 20 (1.51%) GitHub
8 18 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.45%) Bluemix
14 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.38%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.30%) Office 365
16 3 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.23%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 102 (7.70%) HTTP
2 99 (7.47%) SSL
3 76 (5.74%) TCP/IP
4 41 (3.09%) Firewall
5 36 (2.72%) DNS
6 27 (2.04%) FTP
7 26 (1.96%) LDAP
8 20 (1.51%) Internet
8 20 (1.51%) WAN
9 19 (1.43%) SSH
10 18 (1.36%) Kerberos
10 18 (1.36%) LAN
11 15 (1.13%) SAN
11 15 (1.13%) SNMP
12 13 (0.98%) Network Security
13 12 (0.91%) VPN
14 11 (0.83%) Ethernet
15 10 (0.75%) Broadband
15 10 (0.75%) NAS
16 9 (0.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 98 (7.40%) Oracle Database
4 59 (4.45%) Hadoop
5 51 (3.85%) MySQL
6 49 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 43 (3.25%) RDBMS
8 42 (3.17%) DB2
8 42 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 39 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
10 37 (2.79%) Big Data
11 30 (2.26%) NoSQL
12 22 (1.66%) Ingres
13 20 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
13 20 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
14 18 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (1.28%) Data Mining
16 16 (1.21%) MongoDB
17 15 (1.13%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 166 (12.53%) Jenkins
2 136 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 116 (8.75%) Maven
4 113 (8.53%) Subversion
5 57 (4.30%) JIRA
6 46 (3.47%) SoapUI
7 35 (2.64%) JUnit
8 23 (1.74%) Cucumber
9 20 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
10 19 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
10 19 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
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 12 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (0.75%) Artifactory
16 10 (0.75%) Gradle
General
1 404 (30.49%) Finance
2 224 (16.91%) Banking
3 117 (8.83%) Telecoms
4 89 (6.72%) Electronics
5 88 (6.64%) Manufacturing
5 88 (6.64%) Marketing
6 54 (4.08%) Investment Banking
7 47 (3.55%) Front Office
8 36 (2.72%) Retail
9 16 (1.21%) Legal
9 16 (1.21%) Prime Brokerage
10 11 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.60%) Billing
12 7 (0.53%) Law
13 6 (0.45%) Advertising
13 6 (0.45%) Publishing
14 5 (0.38%) Automotive
14 5 (0.38%) French Language
15 4 (0.30%) Back Office
15 4 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 458 (34.57%) Developer
2 212 (16.00%) Architect
3 163 (12.30%) Java Developer
4 106 (8.00%) Analyst
5 85 (6.42%) Consultant
6 81 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
7 77 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 77 (5.81%) Senior Developer
8 66 (4.98%) SOA Developer
9 63 (4.75%) Middleware Developer
10 53 (4.00%) Agile Developer
11 51 (3.85%) Integration Developer
11 51 (3.85%) Technical Architect
12 40 (3.02%) Middleware Engineer
13 35 (2.64%) Business Analyst
14 34 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
15 32 (2.42%) DBA
15 32 (2.42%) Scala Developer
16 30 (2.26%) Oracle DBA
16 30 (2.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (13.96%) XML
2 156 (11.77%) JSON
3 153 (11.55%) Web Services
4 140 (10.57%) XSLT
5 129 (9.74%) SOAP
6 114 (8.60%) REST
7 106 (8.00%) Spring
8 97 (7.32%) J2EE
9 92 (6.94%) Apache Camel
10 86 (6.49%) Oracle Fusion
11 83 (6.26%) .NET
12 82 (6.19%) HTML
13 67 (5.06%) RESTful
14 60 (4.53%) JMS
15 58 (4.38%) WebSphere MQ
15 58 (4.38%) WireMock
16 56 (4.23%) HTML5
17 50 (3.77%) Swagger
18 48 (3.62%) XSD
19 46 (3.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
1 76 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (5.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 65 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 49 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 47 (3.55%) Mainframe
6 42 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 42 (3.17%) Derivative
7 38 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (2.49%) Management Information System
9 27 (2.04%) Equities
10 24 (1.81%) DataPower
11 23 (1.74%) Clustering
11 23 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 22 (1.66%) N-Tier
13 21 (1.58%) SWIFT
14 20 (1.51%) Data Structures
14 20 (1.51%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.43%) Client/Server
15 19 (1.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 430 (32.45%) Linux
2 303 (22.87%) Unix
3 253 (19.09%) Windows
4 109 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (6.04%) Solaris
6 72 (5.43%) AIX
7 46 (3.47%) Windows Server
8 36 (2.72%) Mac OS X
9 24 (1.81%) HPUX
10 23 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
11 21 (1.58%) zOS
12 18 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.98%) Android
15 12 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.68%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.60%) SUSE
18 6 (0.45%) CentOS
19 5 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
19 5 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (25.21%) SOA
3 239 (18.04%) DevOps
4 229 (17.28%) TDD
5 217 (16.38%) Scrum
6 189 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (11.02%) Test Automation
8 125 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 110 (8.30%) Migration
10 101 (7.62%) Software Engineering
11 100 (7.55%) Configuration Management
12 98 (7.40%) Multithreading
13 96 (7.25%) Kanban
14 90 (6.79%) Microservices
15 89 (6.72%) Open Source
16 87 (6.57%) Programme Management
17 82 (6.19%) Digital Marketing
18 77 (5.81%) Mentoring
19 72 (5.43%) ITIL
20 70 (5.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 413 (31.17%) Java
2 225 (16.98%) SQL
3 100 (7.55%) Perl
4 84 (6.34%) JavaScript
5 78 (5.89%) Python
6 75 (5.66%) C++
7 73 (5.51%) Shell Script
8 72 (5.43%) C#
9 58 (4.38%) XPath
10 55 (4.15%) C
11 40 (3.02%) Scala
12 33 (2.49%) 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 (0.91%) Groovy
17 10 (0.75%) Korn
17 10 (0.75%) Ruby
18 9 (0.68%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 94 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 79 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.77%) Degree
4 34 (2.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.36%) CISSP
6 14 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.98%) CISM
8 12 (0.91%) ISEB
9 11 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.68%) CISA
11 8 (0.60%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.45%) CCNA
13 6 (0.45%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.30%) ISSAP
15 3 (0.23%) CCIE
15 3 (0.23%) CCIP
15 3 (0.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.81%) MiFID
2 23 (1.74%) QA
3 18 (1.36%) 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%) EMIR
12 1 (0.075%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (7.17%) Docker
2 67 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (4.53%) 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 13 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.83%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 7 (0.53%) KVM
10 7 (0.53%) RACF
10 7 (0.53%) vSphere
11 6 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.30%) GFS2
13 4 (0.30%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
14 3 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 110 (8.30%) Puppet
2 90 (6.79%) Ansible
3 74 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.57%) 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 (0.91%) 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
1 392 (29.58%) Oracle
2 191 (14.42%) IBM
3 130 (9.81%) Microsoft
4 120 (9.06%) WSO2
5 116 (8.75%) SAP
6 109 (8.23%) TIBCO
7 95 (7.17%) Red Hat
8 88 (6.64%) VMware
9 46 (3.47%) Sybase
10 38 (2.87%) MuleSoft
10 38 (2.87%) Splunk
11 31 (2.34%) Solace
12 25 (1.89%) HP
13 24 (1.81%) CA
14 23 (1.74%) Cisco
14 23 (1.74%) Citrix
14 23 (1.74%) IBM Sterling
15 20 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (1.28%) Google
16 17 (1.28%) Veritas
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London
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
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West Midlands
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City, London
Social Superstore
Rate: From £250 to £550 per day
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London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Berkshire
TEKsystems
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Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
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Norfolk
Sanderson
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Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,000 to £42,700 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 16 days ago
London
LA International
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Leicester, Leicestershire
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