Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 103 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18 -9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 102 69 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.08% 1.60% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.09% 6.27% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 57
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.58% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £413 £381 £348
90th Percentile £585 £579 £613
England median daily rate £525 £490 £450
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.89% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £23.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.78% -34.29% +11.32%
10th Percentile £29.45 £23.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £71.75 £23.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 1,439 1,100 1,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.36% 25.50% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 723 827
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £250
90th Percentile £560 £538 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -25.50%
10th Percentile £13.95 £21.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.41 £38.53
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +8.57%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -4 42 £530 -3.64% 1
Birmingham +5 31 £500 +9.89% 6
Staffordshire +3 6 £388 -8.82% 1
Warwickshire +2 5 £450 +38.46% 5
Coventry -11 5 £475 +5.56% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (50.98%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (42.16%) DevOps
4 39 (38.24%) Linux
5 37 (36.27%) Jenkins
6 35 (34.31%) Git (software)
7 34 (33.33%) Puppet
8 33 (32.35%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (32.35%) Windows
8 33 (32.35%) Subversion
9 30 (29.41%) Maven
10 27 (26.47%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (25.49%) Ansible
11 26 (25.49%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (25.49%) Python
12 25 (24.51%) Perl
12 25 (24.51%) Oracle
12 25 (24.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (24.51%) Deployment Automation
13 24 (23.53%) Sonatype Nexus
13 24 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (23.53%) Red Hat
14 23 (22.55%) Task Automation
15 18 (17.65%) Project Management
15 18 (17.65%) Business Analysis
16 17 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
16 17 (16.67%) Service Delivery
16 17 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
17 16 (15.69%) Case Management
17 16 (15.69%) 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 14 (13.73%) JBoss
2 11 (10.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (10.78%) Tomcat
2 11 (10.78%) WebSphere
3 10 (9.80%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (9.80%) Documentum
4 9 (8.82%) Mule
5 8 (7.84%) Confluence
6 7 (6.86%) Apache
7 6 (5.88%) IIS
8 5 (4.90%) Mule ESB
9 2 (1.96%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.98%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.98%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 52 (50.98%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (32.35%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (25.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (7.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) Firewall
2 2 (1.96%) DSL
2 2 (1.96%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.96%) LAN
2 2 (1.96%) WAN
3 1 (0.98%) SAN
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) Relational Database
2 12 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.78%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.96%) Big Data
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.98%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 37 (36.27%) Jenkins
2 35 (34.31%) Git (software)
3 33 (32.35%) Subversion
4 30 (29.41%) Maven
5 24 (23.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (11.76%) GitLab
7 9 (8.82%) JIRA
8 6 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (5.88%) JMeter
8 6 (5.88%) Selenium
8 6 (5.88%) TeamCity
9 5 (4.90%) Ant
9 5 (4.90%) Eclipse
9 5 (4.90%) JUnit
10 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.98%) Gradle
11 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (13.73%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Legal
3 2 (1.96%) Automotive
3 2 (1.96%) Local Government
3 2 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (21.57%) Architect
3 19 (18.63%) Developer
4 14 (13.73%) Analyst
4 14 (13.73%) AWS Architect
4 14 (13.73%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (13.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 14 (13.73%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (13.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 14 (13.73%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (13.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 12 (11.76%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (9.80%) Consultant
6 10 (9.80%) VMware Architect
7 9 (8.82%) Administrator
8 8 (7.84%) AWS Administrator
8 8 (7.84%) DevOps Administrator
8 8 (7.84%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) XML
2 11 (10.78%) Web Services
3 8 (7.84%) JSON
4 5 (4.90%) .NET
4 5 (4.90%) Ajax
4 5 (4.90%) Hibernate
4 5 (4.90%) HTML
4 5 (4.90%) J2EE
4 5 (4.90%) Java EE
4 5 (4.90%) JPA
4 5 (4.90%) jQuery
4 5 (4.90%) Spring
4 5 (4.90%) Struts
5 4 (3.92%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.94%) JSF
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.96%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.96%) WSDL
7 2 (1.96%) XSD
7 2 (1.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.47%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.84%) PKI
3 6 (5.88%) DataPower
3 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.98%) CMDB
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (38.24%) Linux
2 33 (32.35%) Windows
3 25 (24.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (9.80%) Unix
5 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.98%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.16%) DevOps
3 25 (24.51%) Deployment Automation
4 24 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (22.55%) Task Automation
6 18 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 18 (17.65%) Project Management
7 17 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 17 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
7 17 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
8 16 (15.69%) Case Management
8 16 (15.69%) TDD
9 15 (14.71%) ITIL
9 15 (14.71%) SOA
10 14 (13.73%) Test Automation
11 13 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (11.76%) Scrum
13 10 (9.80%) Configuration Management
13 10 (9.80%) TOGAF
13 10 (9.80%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) Python
2 25 (24.51%) Perl
3 16 (15.69%) Java
4 15 (14.71%) SQL
5 6 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.90%) C#
6 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.98%) ABAP
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.98%) Groovy
8 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) GDPR
2 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.98%) COBIT
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.86%) Docker
3 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.98%) NFS
5 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (33.33%) Puppet
2 26 (25.49%) Ansible
3 9 (8.82%) ZABBIX
4 8 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.88%) Automic
5 6 (5.88%) Graylog
5 6 (5.88%) logstash
5 6 (5.88%) Nagios
5 6 (5.88%) Rundeck
5 6 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (5.88%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.94%) Terraform
7 2 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.96%) Packer
8 1 (0.98%) Consul
8 1 (0.98%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Oracle
2 24 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 13 (12.75%) VMware
4 10 (9.80%) Pega
5 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.84%) MuleSoft
7 7 (6.86%) IBM
8 6 (5.88%) CA
8 6 (5.88%) Micro Focus
8 6 (5.88%) Serena
8 6 (5.88%) Splunk
8 6 (5.88%) Teradata
8 6 (5.88%) WSO2
9 4 (3.92%) webMethods
10 3 (2.94%) SAP
11 1 (0.98%) OpenText
11 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.98%) Tripwire