Period
to 20 November 2018

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 6 months to 20 November 2018 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 182 168
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14 -23
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1,730 1,497 1,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.46% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.77% 4.53% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,093 1,009 1,021
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £365 £325
90th Percentile £671 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £449
% change year-on-year - +11.42% -0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 33
UK median hourly rate £56.00 £45.00 £32.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.44% +37.80% -14.07%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.50 £24.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.00 £45.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +24.44% +60.71% -20.28%

Middleware is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 36,238 33,013 31,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.83% 32.28% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,562 23,296 22,128
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 381 371
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.50 £14.44
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.22% +9.33% -

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Top 16 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 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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
England +19 1,621 £525 +2.44% 218
UK excluding London +15 1,007 £500 - 173
London +25 687 £550 - 69
South East +23 289 £500 +16.21% 29
Midlands +43 188 £520 -2.80% 45
North of England +18 178 £450 -5.26% 27
East of England -35 152 £525 +2.44% 18
West Midlands +39 142 £525 -4.98% 32
South West +47 118 £460 -8.05% 30
North West -7 92 £450 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire +27 63 £425 -10.53% 12
East Midlands +11 45 £520 +4.00% 13
Scotland -33 43 £450 +2.27% 16
Wales +4 35 £431 -5.22% 7
North East +2 23 £458 +1.67% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Middleware.

1 648 (37.46%) Java
2 601 (34.74%) Oracle
3 587 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
4 522 (30.17%) Linux
5 476 (27.51%) Finance
6 410 (23.70%) SQL
7 369 (21.33%) Unix
8 333 (19.25%) Windows
9 330 (19.08%) SOA
10 297 (17.17%) Web Services
11 286 (16.53%) SQL Server
12 279 (16.13%) TDD
13 269 (15.55%) DevOps
14 259 (14.97%) Banking
15 229 (13.24%) Jenkins
16 227 (13.12%) Apache
17 225 (13.01%) Spring
18 221 (12.77%) XML
19 216 (12.49%) Git (software)
20 211 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
21 202 (11.68%) REST
21 202 (11.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 189 (10.92%) VMware
23 188 (10.87%) SOAP
24 184 (10.64%) Red Hat
25 183 (10.58%) Migration
26 180 (10.40%) Scrum
27 179 (10.35%) Security Cleared
28 178 (10.29%) JSON
28 178 (10.29%) IBM

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
1 227 (13.12%) Apache
2 202 (11.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 162 (9.36%) Oracle Service Bus
4 157 (9.08%) JBoss
5 147 (8.50%) WebSphere
6 133 (7.69%) WebLogic
7 128 (7.40%) Mule
8 95 (5.49%) Tomcat
9 85 (4.91%) IIS
10 56 (3.24%) Confluence
11 39 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 35 (2.02%) Apache Spark
13 30 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
14 27 (1.56%) SharePoint
15 24 (1.39%) Tuxedo
16 21 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
17 20 (1.16%) Documentum
18 19 (1.10%) MQSeries
18 19 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
19 18 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.058%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.058%) HipChat
7 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 48 (2.77%) Oracle BPM
2 18 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.87%) Actimize
5 13 (0.75%) Siebel CRM
6 11 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.64%) Oracle Utilities
7 10 (0.58%) Maximo
8 7 (0.40%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.40%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.23%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 211 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (3.87%) PaaS
4 56 (3.24%) SaaS
5 54 (3.12%) IaaS
6 50 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
6 50 (2.89%) GitHub
7 39 (2.25%) OpenShift
8 27 (1.56%) Boomi
9 19 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (1.04%) Apigee
11 14 (0.81%) Office 365
12 12 (0.69%) Serverless
13 9 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 8 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.35%) iPaaS
16 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
17 4 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 4 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (5.84%) Firewall
2 77 (4.45%) SAN
3 71 (4.10%) HTTP
4 63 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 47 (2.72%) DNS
6 45 (2.60%) SSL
7 38 (2.20%) WAN
8 34 (1.97%) NAS
9 32 (1.85%) LAN
10 22 (1.27%) VPN
11 19 (1.10%) Internet
12 18 (1.04%) DMZ
12 18 (1.04%) SSH
13 16 (0.92%) NetScaler
14 15 (0.87%) Network Security
15 14 (0.81%) Kerberos
15 14 (0.81%) MPLS
16 12 (0.69%) Intranet
17 11 (0.64%) AMQP
17 11 (0.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 122 (7.05%) Oracle Database
3 107 (6.18%) Relational Database
4 80 (4.62%) Big Data
5 66 (3.82%) Hadoop
6 63 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 57 (3.29%) DB2
8 53 (3.06%) MySQL
9 52 (3.01%) NoSQL
10 46 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 46 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
11 43 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
12 42 (2.43%) MongoDB
13 33 (1.91%) Oracle ODI
14 29 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (1.68%) HBase
15 27 (1.56%) RDBMS
16 24 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
17 19 (1.10%) Parquet
18 16 (0.92%) KDB
Development Applications
1 229 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 216 (12.49%) Git (software)
3 153 (8.84%) Maven
4 107 (6.18%) JIRA
5 71 (4.10%) Subversion
6 48 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 39 (2.25%) JUnit
8 35 (2.02%) Oracle Forms
9 33 (1.91%) Gradle
10 32 (1.85%) Artifactory
11 27 (1.56%) Bitbucket
11 27 (1.56%) Cucumber
11 27 (1.56%) SoapUI
11 27 (1.56%) Visual Studio
12 26 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (1.50%) JMeter
13 23 (1.33%) Selenium
13 23 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 22 (1.27%) GitLab
15 21 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 476 (27.51%) Finance
2 259 (14.97%) Banking
3 127 (7.34%) Telecoms
4 117 (6.76%) Marketing
5 103 (5.95%) Manufacturing
6 96 (5.55%) Investment Banking
7 93 (5.38%) Electronics
8 82 (4.74%) Front Office
9 62 (3.58%) Retail
10 32 (1.85%) Financial Institution
11 25 (1.45%) Back Office
12 21 (1.21%) Law
13 14 (0.81%) Advertising
13 14 (0.81%) Billing
14 11 (0.64%) Publishing
15 10 (0.58%) Legal
16 7 (0.40%) Automotive
16 7 (0.40%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 601 (34.74%) Developer
2 315 (18.21%) Architect
3 291 (16.82%) Java Developer
4 128 (7.40%) Integration Developer
5 119 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 113 (6.53%) Solutions Architect
7 106 (6.13%) Senior Developer
8 99 (5.72%) Analyst
9 89 (5.14%) Consultant
10 78 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
11 61 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
12 56 (3.24%) Middleware Engineer
13 53 (3.06%) Oracle Developer
14 49 (2.83%) Administrator
15 46 (2.66%) .NET Developer
15 46 (2.66%) Integration Architect
16 45 (2.60%) Technical Architect
17 39 (2.25%) SOA Developer
18 38 (2.20%) Applications Support
18 38 (2.20%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (17.17%) Web Services
2 225 (13.01%) Spring
3 221 (12.77%) XML
4 202 (11.68%) REST
5 188 (10.87%) SOAP
6 178 (10.29%) JSON
7 153 (8.84%) J2EE
8 148 (8.55%) RESTful
9 144 (8.32%) .NET
10 135 (7.80%) Oracle Fusion
11 134 (7.75%) Apache Camel
12 96 (5.55%) HTML
13 84 (4.86%) JMS
14 80 (4.62%) XSLT
15 67 (3.87%) RabbitMQ
16 66 (3.82%) Kafka
17 65 (3.76%) WebSphere MQ
18 57 (3.29%) Java EE
19 55 (3.18%) Spring Integration
20 52 (3.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 91 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 79 (4.57%) Clustering
5 62 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
6 61 (3.53%) Fixed Income
7 48 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
8 46 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 42 (2.43%) Equities
10 40 (2.31%) Computer Science
11 37 (2.14%) Virtual Team
12 35 (2.02%) Mainframe
13 34 (1.97%) Derivative
14 33 (1.91%) DataPower
15 29 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 26 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
17 21 (1.21%) Client/Server
17 21 (1.21%) Fintech
18 20 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
19 16 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 522 (30.17%) Linux
2 369 (21.33%) Unix
3 333 (19.25%) Windows
4 174 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 143 (8.27%) Windows Server
6 82 (4.74%) Solaris
7 63 (3.64%) AIX
8 46 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.50%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.69%) Android
13 10 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.40%) MVS
16 6 (0.35%) VMS
16 6 (0.35%) zOS
17 5 (0.29%) HPUX
17 5 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (19.08%) SOA
3 279 (16.13%) TDD
4 269 (15.55%) DevOps
5 183 (10.58%) Migration
6 180 (10.40%) Scrum
7 163 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
8 155 (8.96%) ITIL
9 149 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 135 (7.80%) Microservices
11 123 (7.11%) Test Automation
12 116 (6.71%) Open Source
13 115 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
14 112 (6.47%) OO
15 108 (6.24%) BDD
16 100 (5.78%) Programme Management
17 93 (5.38%) Unit Testing
18 92 (5.32%) Configuration Management
19 90 (5.20%) Digital Marketing
20 89 (5.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 648 (37.46%) Java
2 410 (23.70%) SQL
3 168 (9.71%) Python
4 128 (7.40%) JavaScript
5 125 (7.23%) Perl
6 108 (6.24%) Shell Script
7 91 (5.26%) C#
7 91 (5.26%) Java 8
8 65 (3.76%) PowerShell
9 38 (2.20%) XPath
10 34 (1.97%) Bash Shell
11 33 (1.91%) Ruby
12 30 (1.73%) C++
13 29 (1.68%) C
13 29 (1.68%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.45%) Scala
15 24 (1.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 16 (0.92%) Java 9
16 16 (0.92%) VB
17 15 (0.87%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 179 (10.35%) Security Cleared
2 148 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 83 (4.80%) Degree
4 29 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.16%) CISSP
6 19 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (0.81%) CISM
9 13 (0.75%) CISA
10 12 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.64%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.58%) CITP
12 10 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.52%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.46%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.40%) PMP
16 6 (0.35%) CCNA
17 5 (0.29%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.41%) QA
2 25 (1.45%) GDPR
2 25 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.10%) SLA
4 15 (0.87%) NIST 800
4 15 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.81%) PSD2
6 9 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.46%) ISO 20022
7 8 (0.46%) PMO
8 3 (0.17%) COBIT
8 3 (0.17%) FISMA
8 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.17%) HL7
8 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 134 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (6.30%) Docker
3 91 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 54 (3.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 38 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 37 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (1.91%) XenApp
8 31 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (1.62%) HDFS
10 25 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 15 (0.87%) vSphere
13 14 (0.81%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (0.52%) NFS
16 6 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
17 4 (0.23%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.23%) SRDF
17 4 (0.23%) Xen
18 3 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 171 (9.88%) Ansible
2 116 (6.71%) Puppet
3 50 (2.89%) Hadoop YARN
4 48 (2.77%) ZABBIX
5 44 (2.54%) Kubernetes
6 40 (2.31%) Terraform
7 36 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
9 24 (1.39%) CA Single Sign-On
10 19 (1.10%) Data Guard
10 19 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.98%) SCCM
11 17 (0.98%) SELinux
12 15 (0.87%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 15 (0.87%) Kibana
13 14 (0.81%) Forum Sentry
14 13 (0.75%) HP ALM
14 13 (0.75%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.69%) Grafana
15 12 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 601 (34.74%) Oracle
2 189 (10.92%) VMware
3 184 (10.64%) Red Hat
4 178 (10.29%) IBM
5 169 (9.77%) SAP
6 166 (9.60%) Microsoft
7 84 (4.86%) WSO2
8 72 (4.16%) Citrix
9 71 (4.10%) MuleSoft
10 65 (3.76%) HP
11 56 (3.24%) TIBCO
12 37 (2.14%) Cisco
13 35 (2.02%) Atlassian
14 33 (1.91%) Sybase
15 30 (1.73%) Google
15 30 (1.73%) ServiceNow
16 29 (1.68%) Dell
16 29 (1.68%) webMethods
17 28 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
17 28 (1.62%) Talend