Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 139 107
Rank change year-on-year +28 -32 -33
Contract jobs citing Middleware 75 54 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 1.03% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.77% 3.86% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 78
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £369 £320 £349
90th Percentile £672 £470 £700
England median daily rate £524 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.89% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +19.05% +33.33%

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 1,300 1,398 1,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.21% 26.56% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 881 768
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £396 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +6.89% -1.00%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.32% +11.11% -24.37%
10th Percentile £20.12 £16.40 £11.45
90th Percentile £45.10 £36.25 £45.00
England median hourly rate £40.31 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.76% +3.90% +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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Birmingham +4 28 £638 +40.11% 3
Shropshire +8 17 £550 +71.88% 2
Staffordshire +9 8 £388 -8.82% 3
Coventry +6 4 £525 +16.67% 4
Warwickshire +2 2 £350 +84.21%
Solihull - 2 £433 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 38 (50.67%) DevOps
2 34 (45.33%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (45.33%) Jenkins
2 34 (45.33%) Oracle
2 34 (45.33%) Windows
3 33 (44.00%) Puppet
4 32 (42.67%) Linux
5 31 (41.33%) Subversion
5 31 (41.33%) Git (software)
6 28 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (36.00%) Maven
8 26 (34.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 25 (33.33%) Python
9 25 (33.33%) Perl
10 19 (25.33%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (25.33%) Test Automation
10 19 (25.33%) SOA
11 17 (22.67%) Scrum
11 17 (22.67%) SDLC
12 16 (21.33%) Kanban
12 16 (21.33%) JIRA
13 15 (20.00%) ZABBIX
13 15 (20.00%) Confluence
13 15 (20.00%) Mentoring
14 14 (18.67%) Task Automation
14 14 (18.67%) GitLab
14 14 (18.67%) Docker
14 14 (18.67%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 15 (20.00%) Confluence
2 14 (18.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (17.33%) JBoss
4 9 (12.00%) Tomcat
5 7 (9.33%) Mule
6 6 (8.00%) Apache
6 6 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (8.00%) IIS
7 5 (6.67%) WebSphere
8 3 (4.00%) Mule ESB
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (2.67%) Sonic ESB
10 1 (1.33%) Anypoint
10 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 34 (45.33%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (34.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (18.67%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (10.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.67%) Firewall
2 2 (2.67%) LAN
2 2 (2.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) Oracle Database
2 11 (14.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (12.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.67%) Big Data
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 34 (45.33%) Jenkins
2 31 (41.33%) Git (software)
2 31 (41.33%) Subversion
3 27 (36.00%) Maven
4 25 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (21.33%) JIRA
6 14 (18.67%) GitLab
7 6 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (8.00%) JMeter
7 6 (8.00%) Selenium
7 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.00%) Ant
8 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.00%) JUnit
8 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Automotive
3 2 (2.67%) Electronics
3 2 (2.67%) Legal
3 2 (2.67%) Local Government
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (20.00%) Lead DevOps
3 14 (18.67%) Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Developer
5 9 (12.00%) DevOps Manager
6 8 (10.67%) Head of DevOps
7 7 (9.33%) Architect
7 7 (9.33%) Integration Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Consultant
8 6 (8.00%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (5.33%) Business Integration Analyst
10 4 (5.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 3 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
11 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) JSON
1 9 (12.00%) Web Services
2 8 (10.67%) XML
3 4 (5.33%) Apache Camel
3 4 (5.33%) JSF
4 3 (4.00%) Ajax
4 3 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.00%) HTML
4 3 (4.00%) J2EE
4 3 (4.00%) Java EE
4 3 (4.00%) JPA
4 3 (4.00%) jQuery
4 3 (4.00%) Spring
4 3 (4.00%) Struts
5 2 (2.67%) .NET
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.67%) REST
5 2 (2.67%) Software Packaging
5 2 (2.67%) XSLT
6 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (10.67%) PKI
3 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.00%) DataPower
5 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.33%) CMDB
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.33%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Linux
3 14 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (10.67%) Unix
5 3 (4.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.67%) DevOps
2 28 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.33%) SOA
3 19 (25.33%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.67%) Scrum
4 17 (22.67%) SDLC
5 16 (21.33%) Kanban
6 15 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 14 (18.67%) Configuration Management
7 14 (18.67%) Task Automation
8 13 (17.33%) Migration
8 13 (17.33%) Open Source
8 13 (17.33%) TDD
9 12 (16.00%) Server Virtualisation
10 11 (14.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (12.00%) ITIL
12 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Management
12 8 (10.67%) Load Balancing
12 8 (10.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) Perl
1 25 (33.33%) Python
2 12 (16.00%) Java
3 8 (10.67%) SQL
4 6 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.00%) C
5 3 (4.00%) Embedded C
5 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) C#
6 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.33%) ABAP
7 1 (1.33%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) COBOL
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) GDPR
2 1 (1.33%) COBIT
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (18.67%) Docker
2 12 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (44.00%) Puppet
2 15 (20.00%) ZABBIX
3 11 (14.67%) Ansible
4 8 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (9.33%) logstash
6 6 (8.00%) Graylog
6 6 (8.00%) Nagios
6 6 (8.00%) Rundeck
6 6 (8.00%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (8.00%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.67%) Packer
7 2 (2.67%) Terraform
8 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (45.33%) Oracle
2 14 (18.67%) Red Hat
3 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.00%) CA
4 6 (8.00%) IBM
4 6 (8.00%) Micro Focus
4 6 (8.00%) Serena
4 6 (8.00%) Splunk
4 6 (8.00%) Teradata
4 6 (8.00%) WSO2
5 4 (5.33%) MuleSoft
5 4 (5.33%) webMethods
6 2 (2.67%) VMware
7 1 (1.33%) OpenText
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.33%) Xamarin