Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 162 149
Rank change year-on-year -12 -13 +20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1501 1817 1887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.71% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.72% 5.69% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 1097 1161
UK median daily rate £513 £465 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.22% +1.09% +2.22%
10th Percentile £375 £320 £325
90th Percentile £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 21
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £28.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.40% -25.00% +24.59%
10th Percentile £38.95 £24.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £55.38 £42.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £28.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +56.25% -28.21% +25.81%

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 31831 31921 31899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 30.06% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22346 22203 21761
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 374 529
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.74%

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 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Top 15 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 21 October 2017. 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 -14 1391 £513 +7.89% 82
UK excluding London -20 814 £500 +11.11% 56
London -12 629 £550 +6.28% 28
East of England +39 271 £513 +3.54% 12
South East -7 221 £435 -8.53% 18
North of England -99 116 £458 +7.65% 13
Midlands +14 102 £550 +23.60% 8
North West -57 86 £470 +10.59% 8
West Midlands +36 72 £550 +29.41% 7
Scotland -13 57 £420 +3.07% 2
South West -18 36 £494 -1.25% 3
East Midlands -24 30 £500 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire -56 19 £463 -7.50% 5
Wales +11 11 £450 -5.26%
North East -18 11 £363 +13.28%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 600 (39.97%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (33.71%) Finance
3 495 (32.98%) Linux
4 411 (27.38%) Java
5 404 (26.92%) Oracle
6 377 (25.12%) SOA
7 342 (22.78%) SQL
8 321 (21.39%) Unix
9 313 (20.85%) TDD
10 275 (18.32%) Scrum
11 258 (17.19%) DevOps
12 256 (17.06%) XML
13 252 (16.79%) Banking
14 250 (16.66%) Windows
15 210 (13.99%) Jenkins
16 198 (13.19%) Maven
17 196 (13.06%) JSON
18 187 (12.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 184 (12.26%) XSLT
20 182 (12.13%) Git (software)
21 173 (11.53%) Web Services
22 171 (11.39%) SAP
23 169 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
23 169 (11.26%) Apache Camel
24 164 (10.93%) TIBCO
25 162 (10.79%) SQL Server
26 158 (10.53%) WSO2
27 156 (10.39%) IBM
28 146 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
29 143 (9.53%) Test Automation

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
1 187 (12.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 130 (8.66%) Mule
3 128 (8.53%) JBoss
4 117 (7.79%) Apache
5 105 (7.00%) Oracle Service Bus
6 95 (6.33%) Tomcat
7 89 (5.93%) WebSphere
8 87 (5.80%) WebLogic
9 58 (3.86%) IIS
10 51 (3.40%) MQSeries
11 49 (3.26%) Confluence
12 28 (1.87%) SharePoint
12 28 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
13 25 (1.67%) Apache Spark
14 22 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (1.27%) CICS
16 19 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
16 19 (1.27%) WildFly
17 17 (1.13%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 25 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.40%) HipChat
6 3 (0.20%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (0.80%) Oracle Utilities
4 11 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
4 11 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.60%) RMDS
6 8 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.53%) Siebel CRM
7 5 (0.33%) Kondor
7 5 (0.33%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.27%) SAP FSCM
8 4 (0.27%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 137 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.66%) PaaS
4 47 (3.13%) IaaS
5 46 (3.06%) SaaS
6 37 (2.47%) OpenShift
7 25 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.40%) GitHub
9 20 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.93%) npm
12 5 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.33%) Office 365
13 4 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.27%) Force.com
14 2 (0.13%) Boomi
14 2 (0.13%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.13%) SSL
2 76 (5.06%) HTTP
3 72 (4.80%) TCP/IP
4 48 (3.20%) Firewall
5 35 (2.33%) SSH
6 32 (2.13%) LDAP
7 30 (2.00%) DNS
8 25 (1.67%) WAN
9 24 (1.60%) Internet
10 21 (1.40%) SAN
11 19 (1.27%) Kerberos
11 19 (1.27%) LAN
12 12 (0.80%) VPN
13 10 (0.67%) SMS
14 9 (0.60%) Network Security
15 8 (0.53%) AMQP
15 8 (0.53%) FTP
15 8 (0.53%) NAS
16 7 (0.47%) DHCP
17 6 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 130 (8.66%) Relational Database
3 75 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 56 (3.73%) MySQL
5 54 (3.60%) RDBMS
6 52 (3.46%) Hadoop
7 49 (3.26%) DB2
8 39 (2.60%) NoSQL
9 36 (2.40%) Big Data
10 32 (2.13%) Data Mining
11 28 (1.87%) Ingres
11 28 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
13 19 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (1.20%) HBase
14 18 (1.20%) MongoDB
14 18 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (1.07%) KDB
16 15 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
17 14 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 210 (13.99%) Jenkins
2 198 (13.19%) Maven
3 182 (12.13%) Git (software)
4 134 (8.93%) Subversion
5 91 (6.06%) JIRA
6 61 (4.06%) SoapUI
7 55 (3.66%) JUnit
8 29 (1.93%) Ant
9 28 (1.87%) Gradle
10 26 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (1.60%) Artifactory
11 24 (1.60%) Selenium
11 24 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (1.20%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.13%) IntelliJ
14 16 (1.07%) Grunt
15 15 (1.00%) Bitbucket
15 15 (1.00%) NUnit
16 14 (0.93%) gulp
16 14 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 506 (33.71%) Finance
2 252 (16.79%) Banking
3 134 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 130 (8.66%) Manufacturing
5 124 (8.26%) Electronics
6 121 (8.06%) Marketing
7 82 (5.46%) Front Office
8 79 (5.26%) Investment Banking
9 33 (2.20%) Retail
10 14 (0.93%) Back Office
11 12 (0.80%) Law
12 8 (0.53%) Automotive
12 8 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
13 7 (0.47%) Billing
13 7 (0.47%) Legal
14 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.27%) Advertising
16 4 (0.27%) Military
16 4 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 537 (35.78%) Developer
2 212 (14.12%) Architect
3 161 (10.73%) Analyst
4 160 (10.66%) Java Developer
5 124 (8.26%) Senior Developer
6 111 (7.40%) Consultant
7 108 (7.20%) Integration Developer
8 99 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 75 (5.00%) Agile Developer
10 72 (4.80%) SOA Developer
11 67 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
12 61 (4.06%) C++ Developer
13 58 (3.86%) Middleware Engineer
14 56 (3.73%) Business Analyst
15 55 (3.66%) Middleware Developer
16 46 (3.06%) Technical Architect
17 39 (2.60%) Middleware Consultant
18 36 (2.40%) Infrastructure Architect
19 33 (2.20%) Integration Architect
19 33 (2.20%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (17.06%) XML
2 196 (13.06%) JSON
3 184 (12.26%) XSLT
4 173 (11.53%) Web Services
5 169 (11.26%) Apache Camel
6 137 (9.13%) SOAP
7 130 (8.66%) Spring
8 129 (8.59%) REST
9 126 (8.39%) .NET
10 120 (7.99%) J2EE
11 105 (7.00%) HTML
12 99 (6.60%) RESTful
13 87 (5.80%) WireMock
14 85 (5.66%) AngularJS
15 80 (5.33%) Swagger
16 76 (5.06%) HTML5
17 70 (4.66%) CSS
18 65 (4.33%) Oracle Fusion
19 59 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
20 58 (3.86%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
2 84 (5.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 70 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 49 (3.26%) Fixed Income
5 49 (3.26%) Mainframe
6 45 (3.00%) Derivative
7 40 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 40 (2.66%) Data Centre
8 35 (2.33%) Client/Server
9 31 (2.07%) Virtual Team
10 29 (1.93%) Equities
11 28 (1.87%) Management Information System
12 22 (1.47%) PKI
12 22 (1.47%) SWIFT
13 21 (1.40%) User Experience
14 17 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
14 17 (1.13%) N-Tier
14 17 (1.13%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.07%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 495 (32.98%) Linux
2 321 (21.39%) Unix
3 250 (16.66%) Windows
4 117 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 114 (7.59%) Solaris
6 55 (3.66%) Windows Server
7 50 (3.33%) AIX
8 34 (2.27%) Mac OS X
9 26 (1.73%) zOS
10 20 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.93%) HPUX
12 9 (0.60%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.33%) Android
14 5 (0.33%) CentOS
14 5 (0.33%) SUSE
15 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (39.97%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (25.12%) SOA
3 313 (20.85%) TDD
4 275 (18.32%) Scrum
5 258 (17.19%) DevOps
6 169 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
8 143 (9.53%) Test Automation
9 126 (8.39%) Configuration Management
9 126 (8.39%) Multithreading
10 122 (8.13%) Programme Management
11 116 (7.73%) Digital Marketing
12 106 (7.06%) Kanban
13 103 (6.86%) Migration
14 101 (6.73%) Open Source
15 94 (6.26%) Software Engineering
16 91 (6.06%) Mentoring
17 90 (6.00%) OO
18 88 (5.86%) SDLC
18 88 (5.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 411 (27.38%) Java
2 342 (22.78%) SQL
3 130 (8.66%) Perl
4 115 (7.66%) JavaScript
5 107 (7.13%) Shell Script
6 102 (6.80%) Python
7 99 (6.60%) XPath
8 91 (6.06%) C++
9 85 (5.66%) C#
10 47 (3.13%) PowerShell
11 44 (2.93%) Scala
12 42 (2.80%) C
13 35 (2.33%) Groovy
14 24 (1.60%) ES6
14 24 (1.60%) JCL
15 22 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.47%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.40%) T-SQL
17 18 (1.20%) Korn
18 17 (1.13%) REXX
Qualifications
1 69 (4.60%) Security Cleared
2 63 (4.20%) Degree
3 53 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.13%) CISSP
6 15 (1.00%) CISM
7 13 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.73%) CISA
9 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.53%) ISEB
10 8 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.47%) CCIE
12 5 (0.33%) EMC Certification
12 5 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.33%) MCSE
13 4 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.20%) CCNA
14 3 (0.20%) CRISC
14 3 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.73%) QA
2 24 (1.60%) MiFID
3 13 (0.87%) SLA
4 11 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.47%) GCP
7 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.27%) GDPR
7 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.20%) FATCA
8 3 (0.20%) IFRS
8 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.067%) EMIR
10 1 (0.067%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.067%) OIPF
10 1 (0.067%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.067%) SEPA
System Software
1 112 (7.46%) Docker
2 49 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.60%) Time Sharing Option
4 23 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 21 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (1.20%) HDFS
8 17 (1.13%) RACF
9 16 (1.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 13 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.47%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.33%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.27%) Platform Symphony
14 3 (0.20%) KVM
14 3 (0.20%) vSphere
15 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 128 (8.53%) Puppet
2 109 (7.26%) Ansible
3 90 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (2.47%) Kubernetes
5 24 (1.60%) Terraform
6 16 (1.07%) zSecure
7 13 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
8 12 (0.80%) Kibana
8 12 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
8 12 (0.80%) ZABBIX
9 11 (0.73%) MOM
10 9 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (0.60%) Prometheus
11 8 (0.53%) Rancher
12 7 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.47%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.47%) Mesos
Vendors
1 404 (26.92%) Oracle
2 171 (11.39%) SAP
3 164 (10.93%) TIBCO
4 158 (10.53%) WSO2
5 156 (10.39%) IBM
6 128 (8.53%) Microsoft
7 112 (7.46%) Red Hat
8 69 (4.60%) VMware
9 64 (4.26%) Solace
10 61 (4.06%) MuleSoft
11 45 (3.00%) Sybase
12 38 (2.53%) Talarian
13 33 (2.20%) CA
13 33 (2.20%) Citrix
13 33 (2.20%) Workday
14 30 (2.00%) HP
15 26 (1.73%) webMethods
16 23 (1.53%) Splunk
17 22 (1.47%) Veritas
18 21 (1.40%) Cisco