Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 93 100
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 24 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.41% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.23% 2.05% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 9
Wales median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £373 £432 £407
90th Percentile £550 £747 £493
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £463
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.81% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £58.75 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +34.29% -2.78% +18.42%

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 568 391 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.45% 30.31% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 273 364
Wales median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £269
90th Percentile £587 £575 £571
UK median daily rate £478 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +3.24% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £55.00 £20.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.37% +170.90% -31.18%
10th Percentile £20.69 £32.50 £19.30
90th Percentile £37.98 £77.50 £21.27
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% 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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -2 21 £463 - 3
West Wales +1 2 - -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 16 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (50.00%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) DevOps
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) JBoss
3 8 (33.33%) Ansible
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
4 7 (29.17%) Apache
4 7 (29.17%) HTTP
4 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
4 7 (29.17%) DNS
4 7 (29.17%) J2EE
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
6 5 (20.83%) SOA
6 5 (20.83%) Maven
7 4 (16.67%) Unix
7 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) JIRA
7 4 (16.67%) QA
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (16.67%) JVM Tuning

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 8 (33.33%) JBoss
2 7 (29.17%) Apache
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
4 3 (12.50%) MQSeries
4 3 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (8.33%) nginx
5 2 (8.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (4.17%) Confluence
6 1 (4.17%) IIS
6 1 (4.17%) SAS
6 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (12.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) GitHub
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
1 7 (29.17%) HTTP
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DSL
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (8.33%) Redis
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.83%) Maven
3 4 (16.67%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (4.17%) Ant
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Hudson
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 7 (29.17%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (12.50%) Talend Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) J2EE
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (12.50%) RESTful
3 3 (12.50%) WebCenter
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Apache FOP
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) DevOps
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
4 5 (20.83%) SOA
5 4 (16.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 4 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) ETL
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Microservices
7 2 (8.33%) API Development
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Web Development
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) Groovy
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) Talend