Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 115 149
Rank change year-on-year +29 +34 -14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 128 72 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.52% 1.56% 1.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.14% 6.28% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 53 33
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +29.41% -26.09%
10th Percentile £414 £449 £313
90th Percentile £614 £658 £632
England median daily rate £525 £522 £475
% change year-on-year +0.57% +9.89% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £41.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.83% +78.26% -
10th Percentile £32.60 £28.10 £22.00
90th Percentile £57.20 £43.30 £24.00
England median hourly rate £45.69 £46.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% +61.40% -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 1,572 1,147 1,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.91% 24.78% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 754 1,022
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.00 £30.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.31% +29.79% -19.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.15 £11.23
90th Percentile £57.20 £40.18 £39.58
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -10 91 £550 -4.35% 4
Birmingham +2 9 £500 +1.27% 6
Staffordshire - 7 £518 - 1
Warwickshire +12 5 £425 -22.73%
Coventry -19 4 £575 - 2
Dudley - 2 £98 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £475 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 89 (69.53%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.97%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (35.94%) DevOps
4 44 (34.38%) Deployment Automation
5 40 (31.25%) Linux
6 38 (29.69%) Windows
7 36 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (26.56%) Puppet
9 32 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 32 (25.00%) Ansible
9 32 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 31 (24.22%) Subversion
10 31 (24.22%) Java
11 30 (23.44%) SOA
11 30 (23.44%) Test Automation
11 30 (23.44%) Maven
12 29 (22.66%) Python
13 28 (21.88%) Oracle
13 28 (21.88%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (21.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (21.09%) Microservices
14 27 (21.09%) Perl
14 27 (21.09%) Red Hat
14 27 (21.09%) API Design
15 25 (19.53%) Configuration Management
15 25 (19.53%) TDD
15 25 (19.53%) Scrum
15 25 (19.53%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (19.53%) ZABBIX
15 25 (19.53%) Kanban

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 (10.16%) Documentum
2 7 (5.47%) Confluence
3 5 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.91%) JBoss
3 5 (3.91%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.13%) Mule
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.56%) Apache
7 1 (0.78%) CMS
7 1 (0.78%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.56%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (42.97%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (21.88%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.13%) SaaS
5 3 (2.34%) IaaS
5 3 (2.34%) PaaS
6 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) SAN
2 3 (2.34%) HTTP
2 3 (2.34%) SSL
2 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) Firewall
3 2 (1.56%) LAN
3 2 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.56%) WLAN
4 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 32 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 32 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 31 (24.22%) Subversion
3 30 (23.44%) Maven
4 24 (18.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (12.50%) JIRA
6 6 (4.69%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.91%) GitLab
8 3 (2.34%) Ant
8 3 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.56%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.78%) JUnit
10 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (5.47%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Automotive
3 2 (1.56%) Billing
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (30.47%) Developer
2 36 (28.13%) Architect
3 29 (22.66%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (19.53%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (16.41%) AWS Architect
6 20 (15.63%) AWS DevOps
6 20 (15.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 20 (15.63%) AWS Engineer
7 19 (14.84%) VMware Architect
8 17 (13.28%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 15 (11.72%) Java Developer
10 14 (10.94%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (8.59%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (8.59%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (7.81%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 10 (7.81%) Java Middleware Developer
12 10 (7.81%) Middleware Developer
13 8 (6.25%) Agile Developer
13 8 (6.25%) BPM Developer
13 8 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.72%) .NET
2 14 (10.94%) Web Services
3 11 (8.59%) REST
4 10 (7.81%) SOAP
4 10 (7.81%) XML
5 9 (7.03%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (6.25%) Oracle ADF
6 8 (6.25%) WebCenter
7 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.47%) HTML
8 6 (4.69%) CSS
8 6 (4.69%) jQuery
9 5 (3.91%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.91%) NHibernate
9 5 (3.91%) XSLT
10 4 (3.13%) Java EE
10 4 (3.13%) JSON
10 4 (3.13%) Spring
11 3 (2.34%) Java SE
11 3 (2.34%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.56%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.25%) Linux
2 38 (29.69%) Windows
3 27 (21.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (14.84%) Unix
5 5 (3.91%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.34%) AIX
6 3 (2.34%) HPUX
6 3 (2.34%) Solaris
7 2 (1.56%) MVS
7 2 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (69.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.94%) DevOps
3 44 (34.38%) Deployment Automation
4 36 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (23.44%) SOA
5 30 (23.44%) Test Automation
6 27 (21.09%) API Design
6 27 (21.09%) Microservices
7 25 (19.53%) Configuration Management
7 25 (19.53%) Kanban
7 25 (19.53%) Scrum
7 25 (19.53%) TDD
8 24 (18.75%) Project Management
9 23 (17.97%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (17.19%) Service Delivery
10 22 (17.19%) Task Automation
10 22 (17.19%) Technical Architecture
11 20 (15.63%) Business Analysis
11 20 (15.63%) Open Source
12 19 (14.84%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.22%) Java
2 29 (22.66%) Python
3 27 (21.09%) Perl
4 19 (14.84%) SQL
5 12 (9.38%) C#
6 7 (5.47%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.34%) Groovy
7 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.34%) XPath
8 1 (0.78%) C
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.81%) CITP
4 3 (2.34%) Degree
5 2 (1.56%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.25%) Docker
3 2 (1.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (26.56%) Puppet
2 32 (25.00%) Ansible
3 25 (19.53%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.78%) Packer
5 1 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (21.88%) Oracle
2 27 (21.09%) Red Hat
3 21 (16.41%) VMware
4 13 (10.16%) Pega
4 13 (10.16%) WSO2
5 11 (8.59%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.34%) IBM
7 2 (1.56%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.56%) BMC
7 2 (1.56%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.56%) Remedy
8 1 (0.78%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) OpenText
8 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow