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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 137 167
Rank change year-on-year -40 +30  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 655 1001 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.79% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.46% 6.43% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 618 492
Median daily rate £485 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.77% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +6.44% -2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Median hourly rate £19.75 £37.50 £39.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.33% -4.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £28.70 £32.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £66.25 £42.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £39.13
% change year-on-year -52.85% -10.54%  

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 14684 15556 14918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.59% 27.85% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10203 10869 9655
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 196 201
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -38 619 £488 +8.33% 137
London -63 245 £550 +15.87% 64
South East -15 104 £475 +5.55% 15
East of England +22 70 £475 -5.94% 20
North West -5 70 £411 -8.61% 4
City of London -5 48 £600 +26.50% 16
Essex +12 43 £523 +7.45% 12
South West +9 42 £493 +11.93% 9
West Midlands +36 38 £475 +5.55% 11
Hampshire +5 37 £475 +11.76% 7
Southend-on-Sea -7 27 £537 +10.43% 4
Berkshire +13 24 £425 -5.55% 4
Manchester +8 24 £368 -18.33% 2
Lancashire +9 22 £460 +53.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 21 £500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands -37 20 £408 +1.87% 4
Preston +4 19 £460 +22.66% 1
Shropshire +49 18 £550 -8.33% 2
Telford +43 18 £550 -8.33% 2
Hertfordshire +17 18 £463 +23.33% 4
Surrey +14 18 £475 +23.37% 1
Wiltshire +7 17 £503 -4.28% 1
Scotland -12 15 £438 +2.94% 2
Yorkshire -17 15 £415 +3.62% 9
Swindon +1 12 £503 -4.28% 1
Cheshire -3 11 £363 -23.68%
Milton Keynes -9 11 £438 +9.37% 1
Reading +19 10 £425 +3.03%
Bristol +6 10 £463 +77.71% 2
Merseyside +10 9 £400 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 414 (32.50%) Oracle
2 391 (30.69%) Java
3 380 (29.83%) Linux
4 374 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
5 330 (25.90%) Finance
6 290 (22.76%) SOA
7 267 (20.96%) Unix
8 235 (18.45%) Windows
9 194 (15.23%) Banking
10 193 (15.15%) SQL
11 187 (14.68%) DevOps
12 185 (14.52%) IBM
13 161 (12.64%) WebSphere
13 161 (12.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 156 (12.24%) XML
15 154 (12.09%) Web Services
16 153 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
17 146 (11.46%) SQL Server
18 136 (10.68%) Microsoft
19 134 (10.52%) Scrum
20 131 (10.28%) Oracle Fusion
21 130 (10.20%) TDD
22 129 (10.13%) SOAP
23 125 (9.81%) JSON
24 117 (9.18%) REST
25 114 (8.95%) Apache
26 112 (8.79%) Jenkins
27 106 (8.32%) J2EE
28 105 (8.24%) Security Cleared
29 104 (8.16%) VMware

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
1 161 (12.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 161 (12.64%) WebSphere
2 114 (8.95%) Apache
3 101 (7.93%) JBoss
4 99 (7.77%) WebLogic
5 97 (7.61%) Tomcat
6 58 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
7 54 (4.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 46 (3.61%) Mule
9 42 (3.30%) IIS
10 36 (2.83%) Confluence
11 33 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
12 21 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
13 19 (1.49%) CMS
14 18 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
14 18 (1.41%) Mule ESB
14 18 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 17 (1.33%) Apache Spark
16 15 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
17 13 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (3.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 36 (2.83%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.55%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.47%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 5 (0.39%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.31%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.31%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
9 4 (0.31%) SAP CRM for Utilities
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
11 2 (0.16%) Endur
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 79 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (4.16%) PaaS
4 34 (2.67%) IaaS
5 22 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (1.65%) OpenShift
6 21 (1.65%) SaaS
7 18 (1.41%) GitHub
8 13 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
9 12 (0.94%) Bluemix
10 11 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.47%) Boomi
13 5 (0.39%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.31%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.24%) Office 365
15 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.93%) HTTP
2 74 (5.81%) SSL
3 61 (4.79%) TCP/IP
4 50 (3.92%) Firewall
5 46 (3.61%) DNS
6 34 (2.67%) SAN
7 30 (2.35%) LAN
8 28 (2.20%) FTP
9 25 (1.96%) WAN
10 20 (1.57%) Internet
11 19 (1.49%) NAS
12 17 (1.33%) Multicast
13 16 (1.26%) SNMP
14 15 (1.18%) Kerberos
14 15 (1.18%) LDAP
15 12 (0.94%) Ethernet
15 12 (0.94%) HTTPS
15 12 (0.94%) VPN
16 11 (0.86%) Network Security
17 9 (0.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 101 (7.93%) Oracle Database
3 90 (7.06%) Relational Database
4 59 (4.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 51 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 49 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (3.77%) Big Data
8 46 (3.61%) Oracle Database 12c
9 44 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 42 (3.30%) DB2
11 32 (2.51%) MySQL
12 25 (1.96%) NoSQL
13 23 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
14 20 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
15 19 (1.49%) MongoDB
16 17 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 13 (1.02%) HBase
20 12 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 112 (8.79%) Jenkins
2 101 (7.93%) Git (software)
3 87 (6.83%) Subversion
4 70 (5.49%) JIRA
5 66 (5.18%) Maven
6 37 (2.90%) JUnit
7 33 (2.59%) SoapUI
8 22 (1.73%) Oracle APEX
9 20 (1.57%) Gradle
10 17 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (1.33%) Selenium
10 17 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 16 (1.26%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
12 15 (1.18%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
13 14 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.94%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 330 (25.90%) Finance
2 194 (15.23%) Banking
3 89 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 60 (4.71%) Marketing
5 50 (3.92%) Retail
6 49 (3.85%) Electronics
7 47 (3.69%) Manufacturing
8 40 (3.14%) Investment Banking
9 35 (2.75%) Front Office
10 17 (1.33%) Billing
11 16 (1.26%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.02%) Legal
13 12 (0.94%) Prime Brokerage
14 11 (0.86%) Automotive
15 6 (0.47%) Publishing
16 5 (0.39%) Advertising
16 5 (0.39%) Law
17 4 (0.31%) Back Office
17 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 418 (32.81%) Developer
2 240 (18.84%) Architect
3 161 (12.64%) Java Developer
4 94 (7.38%) Solutions Architect
5 86 (6.75%) Consultant
6 72 (5.65%) Analyst
7 69 (5.42%) Middleware Developer
8 49 (3.85%) Technical Architect
9 48 (3.77%) SOA Developer
10 45 (3.53%) Oracle Developer
10 45 (3.53%) Senior Developer
11 39 (3.06%) DBA
12 37 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
12 37 (2.90%) Project Manager
13 36 (2.83%) Middleware Engineer
14 34 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
15 33 (2.59%) Administrator
16 31 (2.43%) Senior Java Developer
17 29 (2.28%) Integration Developer
17 29 (2.28%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (12.24%) XML
2 154 (12.09%) Web Services
3 131 (10.28%) Oracle Fusion
4 129 (10.13%) SOAP
5 125 (9.81%) JSON
6 117 (9.18%) REST
7 106 (8.32%) J2EE
8 102 (8.01%) Spring
9 94 (7.38%) XSLT
10 88 (6.91%) .NET
10 88 (6.91%) HTML
11 65 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
12 63 (4.95%) RESTful
13 57 (4.47%) JMS
14 56 (4.40%) Apache Camel
15 46 (3.61%) CSS
16 44 (3.45%) HTML5
17 42 (3.30%) XSD
18 38 (2.98%) IBM Integration Bus
19 33 (2.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (6.04%) Data Centre
3 54 (4.24%) Computer Science
3 54 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 53 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (3.30%) Mainframe
7 38 (2.98%) Fixed Income
8 35 (2.75%) Derivative
9 32 (2.51%) Management Information System
10 30 (2.35%) Clustering
11 26 (2.04%) SWIFT
12 23 (1.81%) STB
13 22 (1.73%) DataPower
14 20 (1.57%) Equities
14 20 (1.57%) Replication
15 19 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (1.49%) N-Tier
16 17 (1.33%) Mobile App
17 15 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 380 (29.83%) Linux
2 267 (20.96%) Unix
3 235 (18.45%) Windows
4 100 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (6.12%) AIX
6 75 (5.89%) Solaris
7 37 (2.90%) Windows Server
8 23 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
9 21 (1.65%) Mac OS X
10 19 (1.49%) HPUX
11 15 (1.18%) Android
12 13 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.94%) CentOS
13 12 (0.94%) zOS
14 11 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.71%) SUSE
16 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.55%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
18 5 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (22.76%) SOA
3 187 (14.68%) DevOps
4 153 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (10.52%) Scrum
6 130 (10.20%) TDD
7 103 (8.08%) Migration
8 84 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
9 73 (5.73%) ITIL
10 72 (5.65%) Microservices
11 70 (5.49%) Multithreading
12 66 (5.18%) OO
13 64 (5.02%) Open Source
14 63 (4.95%) Software Engineering
15 62 (4.87%) SDLC
16 61 (4.79%) Configuration Management
16 61 (4.79%) CRM
17 59 (4.63%) Mentoring
18 53 (4.16%) E-Commerce
19 52 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 391 (30.69%) Java
2 193 (15.15%) SQL
3 98 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 77 (6.04%) Perl
5 72 (5.65%) C#
6 71 (5.57%) Python
7 64 (5.02%) C++
8 55 (4.32%) Shell Script
9 44 (3.45%) C
10 37 (2.90%) PL/SQL
11 29 (2.28%) XPath
12 24 (1.88%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.73%) Scala
14 21 (1.65%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.57%) Ruby
16 12 (0.94%) JCL
16 12 (0.94%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.86%) Jython
18 10 (0.78%) Apex Code
19 9 (0.71%) Korn
Qualifications
1 105 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 84 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.73%) Degree
4 33 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (0.94%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.86%) CISSP
6 11 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.71%) ISEB
9 8 (0.63%) ISSAP
10 6 (0.47%) CCIP
10 6 (0.47%) CCNA
10 6 (0.47%) CCNP
10 6 (0.47%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.31%) CCIE
12 4 (0.31%) EMC Certification
12 4 (0.31%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.43%) QA
2 24 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.49%) MiFID
4 12 (0.94%) SEPA
5 10 (0.78%) SLA
6 6 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.47%) PA-DSS
7 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.31%) ISO20022
8 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.24%) PMO
9 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.078%) COBIT
11 1 (0.078%) COSO
11 1 (0.078%) EMIR
11 1 (0.078%) FATCA
11 1 (0.078%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.078%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (5.10%) Docker
3 46 (3.61%) Active Directory
4 31 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.94%) HDFS
8 11 (0.86%) KVM
8 11 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
8 11 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.63%) SRDF
9 8 (0.63%) vSphere
9 8 (0.63%) Xen
10 7 (0.55%) NFS
11 6 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.31%) GFS2
12 4 (0.31%) OCFS2
12 4 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 66 (5.18%) Ansible
2 65 (5.10%) Puppet
3 38 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 21 (1.65%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 16 (1.26%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.10%) QRadar
7 14 (1.10%) vRealize
8 12 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 12 (0.94%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.78%) Salt
10 9 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (0.63%) SCOM
11 8 (0.63%) Terraform
11 8 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.55%) IBM BigFix
12 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.55%) Nagios
12 7 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
13 6 (0.47%) Kibana
Vendors
1 414 (32.50%) Oracle
2 185 (14.52%) IBM
3 136 (10.68%) Microsoft
4 104 (8.16%) VMware
5 89 (6.99%) SAP
6 87 (6.83%) TIBCO
7 79 (6.20%) Red Hat
8 76 (5.97%) WSO2
9 47 (3.69%) MuleSoft
10 39 (3.06%) Splunk
11 35 (2.75%) Cisco
11 35 (2.75%) Sybase
12 22 (1.73%) Citrix
13 21 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.57%) HP
15 18 (1.41%) Informatica
15 18 (1.41%) Solace
16 17 (1.33%) EMC
16 17 (1.33%) IBM Sterling
17 15 (1.18%) Axway
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £638 to £799 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £479 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £500 - £575 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
onezeero.
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £39,200 to £52,600 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago