Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 92 151
Rank change year-on-year 0 +59 -30
Contract jobs citing Middleware 111 88 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.19% 2.04% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.40% 8.43% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 64 27
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £540 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.85% +22.73% -21.78%
10th Percentile £438 £404 £292
90th Percentile £615 £590 £650
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.00% -28.57% +11.32%
10th Percentile £26.95 £25.00 £23.40
90th Percentile £69.05 £25.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -25.53% +64.91% -26.92%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,501 1,044 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.62% 24.22% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 714 941
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £565 £562 £515
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +26.53% -16.51%
10th Percentile £11.18 £21.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.65 £39.58
England median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.03% +9.59% -1.35%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Shropshire -11 74 £550 - 1
Birmingham -8 14 £500 +37.93% 8
Warwickshire +5 7 £438 - 1
Coventry -7 7 £525 -
Dudley +3 2 £98 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £488 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 80 (72.07%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (53.15%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (37.84%) DevOps
4 41 (36.94%) Linux
5 38 (34.23%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (32.43%) Deployment Automation
7 35 (31.53%) Windows
8 32 (28.83%) Project Management
8 32 (28.83%) Service Delivery
8 32 (28.83%) Ansible
9 31 (27.93%) Technical Architecture
10 30 (27.03%) Jenkins
11 29 (26.13%) Business Analysis
11 29 (26.13%) Git (software)
11 29 (26.13%) Virtual Environments
12 28 (25.23%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (25.23%) Puppet
13 27 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (24.32%) Subversion
13 27 (24.32%) Maven
13 27 (24.32%) Python
14 26 (23.42%) Red Hat
15 25 (22.52%) Perl
15 25 (22.52%) VMware
15 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (22.52%) Task Automation
16 23 (20.72%) Sonatype Nexus
17 22 (19.82%) TOGAF
18 19 (17.12%) TDD

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 13 (11.71%) Documentum
2 9 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.60%) JBoss
4 4 (3.60%) Mule
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.60%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.70%) Apache
5 3 (2.70%) Confluence
6 2 (1.80%) Mule ESB
6 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (53.15%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (34.23%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.80%) IaaS
4 2 (1.80%) PaaS
4 2 (1.80%) Route 53
4 2 (1.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) SAN
2 3 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (1.80%) DSL
3 2 (1.80%) HTTP
3 2 (1.80%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.80%) LAN
3 2 (1.80%) SSL
3 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
1 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (27.03%) Jenkins
2 29 (26.13%) Git (software)
3 27 (24.32%) Maven
3 27 (24.32%) Subversion
4 23 (20.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (3.60%) JIRA
6 2 (1.80%) Ant
6 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.80%) JUnit
7 1 (0.90%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.90%) Gradle
7 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Automotive
3 2 (1.80%) Billing
3 2 (1.80%) Marketing
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (37.84%) Architect
2 29 (26.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (24.32%) AWS Architect
3 27 (24.32%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (22.52%) Developer
5 22 (19.82%) VMware Architect
6 21 (18.92%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 20 (18.02%) AWS DevOps
7 20 (18.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 20 (18.02%) AWS Engineer
8 18 (16.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (14.41%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 11 (9.91%) Java Developer
10 11 (9.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 11 (9.91%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (9.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 10 (9.01%) Administrator
12 8 (7.21%) DevOps Administrator
12 8 (7.21%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) XML
2 7 (6.31%) .NET
2 7 (6.31%) Web Services
3 4 (3.60%) Java EE
3 4 (3.60%) REST
3 4 (3.60%) Spring
3 4 (3.60%) WSDL
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.70%) XSLT
5 2 (1.80%) Ajax
5 2 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.80%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.80%) Java SE
5 2 (1.80%) JPA
5 2 (1.80%) jQuery
5 2 (1.80%) JSON
5 2 (1.80%) JSON Schema
5 2 (1.80%) OAuth
5 2 (1.80%) RESTful
5 2 (1.80%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.23%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.80%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) CMDB
5 1 (0.90%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.94%) Linux
2 35 (31.53%) Windows
3 27 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (9.91%) Unix
5 4 (3.60%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) AIX
7 2 (1.80%) HPUX
7 2 (1.80%) MVS
7 2 (1.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (72.07%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.84%) DevOps
3 36 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (32.43%) Deployment Automation
4 32 (28.83%) Project Management
4 32 (28.83%) Service Delivery
5 31 (27.93%) Technical Architecture
6 29 (26.13%) Business Analysis
6 29 (26.13%) Virtual Environments
7 25 (22.52%) Task Automation
8 22 (19.82%) TOGAF
9 19 (17.12%) API Design
9 19 (17.12%) TDD
10 18 (16.22%) Microservices
10 18 (16.22%) SOA
11 15 (13.51%) Case Management
12 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
13 13 (11.71%) Configuration Management
13 13 (11.71%) Scrum
13 13 (11.71%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.32%) Python
2 25 (22.52%) Perl
3 19 (17.12%) Java
4 13 (11.71%) SQL
5 6 (5.41%) C#
6 3 (2.70%) Groovy
6 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.80%) XPath
8 1 (0.90%) C
8 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) CITP
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.80%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) COBIT
2 1 (0.90%) GDPR
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.41%) Docker
3 3 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (28.83%) Ansible
2 28 (25.23%) Puppet
3 4 (3.60%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.70%) Terraform
5 2 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.90%) Consul
6 1 (0.90%) Packer
6 1 (0.90%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 26 (23.42%) Red Hat
2 25 (22.52%) VMware
3 13 (11.71%) Pega
4 11 (9.91%) Oracle
5 10 (9.01%) MuleSoft
5 10 (9.01%) WSO2
6 4 (3.60%) IBM
7 3 (2.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.80%) BMC
8 2 (1.80%) Remedy
8 2 (1.80%) SAP
8 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.90%) HP
9 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.90%) Tripwire