Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 15 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 > Wales
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 87 89
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Middleware 35 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.08% 0.81% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.10% 2.53% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 12
Wales median daily rate £431 £455 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.22% -4.21% +18.75%
10th Percentile £373 £375 £376
90th Percentile £536 £573 £536
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £465
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £56.00 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +24.44% +57.89% -25.00%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 574 396 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 34.13% 32.09% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 282 302
Wales median daily rate £425 £395 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -9.71% +20.69%
10th Percentile £316 £257 £294
90th Percentile £575 £545 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Wales median hourly rate £24.50 £23.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.63% -27.12%
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Wales

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Wales

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Wales over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Wales

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Wales

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Wales region over the 6 months to 15 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
South Wales +13 33 £425 -5.56% 3
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 15 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 22 (62.86%) Java
2 18 (51.43%) DevOps
3 17 (48.57%) JBoss
3 17 (48.57%) Apache
3 17 (48.57%) HTTP
4 14 (40.00%) Linux
5 13 (37.14%) Ansible
6 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
6 12 (34.29%) Load Balancing
6 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
6 12 (34.29%) DNS
6 12 (34.29%) Red Hat
6 12 (34.29%) J2EE
7 11 (31.43%) Oracle
7 11 (31.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (25.71%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (25.71%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (25.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (25.71%) SOA
9 7 (20.00%) Unix
9 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
10 6 (17.14%) Perl
10 6 (17.14%) SQL
10 6 (17.14%) IBM
10 6 (17.14%) Python
10 6 (17.14%) Maven
10 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (17.14%) Docker

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 17 (48.57%) Apache
1 17 (48.57%) JBoss
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (11.43%) Confluence
5 3 (8.57%) MQSeries
6 2 (5.71%) IIS
7 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.86%) nginx
7 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.86%) SAS
7 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (8.57%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) OpenShift
2 3 (8.57%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) GitHub
4 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.86%) IaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (48.57%) HTTP
2 12 (34.29%) DNS
2 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.29%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) DSL
5 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Redis
4 1 (2.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.14%) Maven
2 6 (17.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (14.29%) JIRA
3 5 (14.29%) SonarQube
4 4 (11.43%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (8.57%) Legal
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 11 (31.43%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (17.14%) Administrator
2 6 (17.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Middleware Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle Middleware Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (14.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle Technical Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) J2EE
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (14.29%) YAML
4 3 (8.57%) RESTful
5 2 (5.71%) WebCenter
6 1 (2.86%) .NET
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.86%) Apache FOP
6 1 (2.86%) CSS
6 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.86%) HTML
6 1 (2.86%) jQuery
6 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.86%) XML
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Linux
2 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
5 1 (2.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) DevOps
2 12 (34.29%) Load Balancing
3 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) SOA
4 6 (17.14%) JVM Tuning
4 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
4 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
5 5 (14.29%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) API Development
7 2 (5.71%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.71%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.86%) Microservices
8 1 (2.86%) Open Source
8 1 (2.86%) Wealth Management
8 1 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) Groovy
2 6 (17.14%) Perl
2 6 (17.14%) Python
2 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) Ansible
2 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Red Hat
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle
3 6 (17.14%) IBM
4 5 (14.29%) AppDynamics
5 4 (11.43%) Atlassian
6 3 (8.57%) Skytap
7 1 (2.86%) Talend