Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 103 102
Rank change year-on-year -17 -1 +27
Contract jobs citing Middleware 62 92 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.88% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.17% 6.28% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 62 49
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £530 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +7.61% +9.44%
10th Percentile £394 £418 £381
90th Percentile £588 £575 £597
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +77.08% -31.43%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £35.25 £43.75
% change year-on-year +41.84% -19.43% +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 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 1,199 1,465 1,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.25% 29.88% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 925 703
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.44% +4.81% +8.33%
10th Percentile £33.60 £11.63 £21.00
90th Percentile £44.75 £48.75 £40.18
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +10.00%

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 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the West Midlands

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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

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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 25 June 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
Shropshire -16 41 £550 -
Birmingham +1 9 £413 -17.50%
Warwickshire +6 6 £575 +31.43%
Staffordshire +8 2 £416 +7.42% 1
Coventry -9 2 £463 -2.63% 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 36 (58.06%) Java
1 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) SOA
3 22 (35.48%) Unix
3 22 (35.48%) Linux
4 21 (33.87%) Microservices
5 19 (30.65%) Web Services
6 18 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (27.42%) Deployment Automation
8 16 (25.81%) Windows
9 15 (24.19%) XML
9 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
9 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (24.19%) Migration
10 14 (22.58%) JSON
10 14 (22.58%) DevOps
10 14 (22.58%) WSO2
11 13 (20.97%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (20.97%) API Design
11 13 (20.97%) Technical Leadership
11 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
11 13 (20.97%) .NET
12 12 (19.35%) XSD
12 12 (19.35%) SOAP
12 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
13 11 (17.74%) Java EE
13 11 (17.74%) Subversion
13 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (16.13%) Ansible
14 10 (16.13%) Jenkins

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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 7 (11.29%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.84%) Confluence
3 3 (4.84%) nginx
4 2 (3.23%) JBoss
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) Moodle
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.06%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.61%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.61%) GitHub
6 1 (1.61%) IaaS
6 1 (1.61%) PaaS
6 1 (1.61%) SaaS
6 1 (1.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTP
1 4 (6.45%) SSL
2 1 (1.61%) MPLS
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
1 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.84%) MariaDB
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 11 (17.74%) Subversion
3 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.13%) Maven
4 7 (11.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.84%) Bitbucket Server
6 3 (4.84%) JIRA
7 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (11.29%) Retail
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (46.77%) Architect
2 19 (30.65%) Technical Architect
3 15 (24.19%) Java Architect
3 15 (24.19%) Java Technical Architect
4 13 (20.97%) Developer
5 11 (17.74%) Integration Architect
6 8 (12.90%) Middleware Architect
6 8 (12.90%) Senior Developer
7 7 (11.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Architect
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Java Architect
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Java Technical Architect
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Technical Architect
9 5 (8.06%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (8.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 5 (8.06%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
9 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (6.45%) Azure Architect
10 4 (6.45%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) Web Services
2 15 (24.19%) XML
3 14 (22.58%) JSON
4 13 (20.97%) .NET
5 12 (19.35%) SOAP
5 12 (19.35%) XSD
6 11 (17.74%) Java EE
7 7 (11.29%) RESTful
8 6 (9.68%) Spring Boot
9 5 (8.06%) REST
10 4 (6.45%) JSON Schema
10 4 (6.45%) Spring
10 4 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (6.45%) WSDL
11 3 (4.84%) JDBC
11 3 (4.84%) OAuth
11 3 (4.84%) OAuth2
11 3 (4.84%) Swagger
11 3 (4.84%) XSLT
12 2 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (8.06%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Linux
1 22 (35.48%) Unix
2 16 (25.81%) Windows
3 7 (11.29%) AIX
3 7 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (11.29%) Solaris
4 3 (4.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) SOA
3 21 (33.87%) Microservices
4 17 (27.42%) Deployment Automation
5 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (24.19%) Migration
5 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
6 14 (22.58%) DevOps
7 13 (20.97%) API Design
7 13 (20.97%) Technical Leadership
8 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (14.52%) Scrum
9 9 (14.52%) TDD
10 8 (12.90%) Kanban
11 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
11 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
11 7 (11.29%) Open Source
12 6 (9.68%) UML
13 5 (8.06%) Presales
13 5 (8.06%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.90%) Python
4 7 (11.29%) Perl
5 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.84%) SQL
7 2 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Docker
2 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Ansible
2 7 (11.29%) Puppet
3 5 (8.06%) ZABBIX
4 3 (4.84%) MIIS
5 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) WSO2
2 7 (11.29%) IBM
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 4 (6.45%) Fujitsu
4 4 (6.45%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.84%) Google
5 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.84%) SAP
5 3 (4.84%) webMethods
6 1 (1.61%) Blackboard
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix