Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 152 130
Rank change year-on-year +40 -22 -49
Contract jobs citing Middleware 72 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 1.09% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.22% 4.30% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 34 52
West Midlands median daily rate £555 £433 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.32% -24.78% +35.29%
10th Percentile £409 £313 £363
90th Percentile £675 £622 £700
England median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.26% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.66 £38.25
% change year-on-year +37.80% -14.63% +23.39%

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 1158 1580 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.17% 25.43% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 970 684
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £563 £514 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +35 42 £567 +28.75% 1
Birmingham -3 11 £650 +57.58% 4
Warwickshire +1 6 £450 +136.84% 1
Coventry +19 4 £575 +31.43% 1
Staffordshire +8 2 £369 -
Solihull - 2 £433 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 46 (63.89%) Linux
2 44 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (54.17%) Subversion
3 39 (54.17%) Git (software)
4 38 (52.78%) SOA
5 31 (43.06%) DevOps
6 29 (40.28%) Jenkins
6 29 (40.28%) Maven
7 28 (38.89%) WSO2
7 28 (38.89%) Puppet
8 26 (36.11%) TDD
8 26 (36.11%) Scrum
8 26 (36.11%) Windows
8 26 (36.11%) Oracle
9 24 (33.33%) Kanban
10 23 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
10 23 (31.94%) Python
11 22 (30.56%) Perl
11 22 (30.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (29.17%) Unix
12 21 (29.17%) JSON
13 20 (27.78%) XML
14 19 (26.39%) SOAP
14 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
15 18 (25.00%) Mentoring
15 18 (25.00%) WSDL
16 17 (23.61%) JIRA
16 17 (23.61%) MuleSoft
16 17 (23.61%) JSON Schema
16 17 (23.61%) SDLC

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 16 (22.22%) Confluence
2 15 (20.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (13.89%) Mule
4 7 (9.72%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.56%) JBoss
5 4 (5.56%) Mule ESB
6 3 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.78%) Documentum
8 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (15.28%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 2 (2.78%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) HTTP
1 9 (12.50%) SSL
2 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.17%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.39%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (54.17%) Git (software)
1 39 (54.17%) Subversion
2 29 (40.28%) Jenkins
2 29 (40.28%) Maven
3 22 (30.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (23.61%) JIRA
5 16 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.94%) GitLab
7 4 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (5.56%) JMeter
7 4 (5.56%) Selenium
8 2 (2.78%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.78%) Automotive
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (36.11%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) Integration Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Senior Developer
4 12 (16.67%) Architect
5 9 (12.50%) Lead DevOps
6 8 (11.11%) Messaging Developer
7 7 (9.72%) DevOps Manager
8 6 (8.33%) Head of DevOps
8 6 (8.33%) Java Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Technical Architect
9 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (6.94%) Middleware Developer
9 5 (6.94%) MuleSoft Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
10 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (4.17%) Agile Developer
11 3 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Senior Agile Developer
11 3 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) JSON
2 20 (27.78%) XML
3 19 (26.39%) SOAP
4 18 (25.00%) WSDL
5 17 (23.61%) JSON Schema
6 15 (20.83%) XSD
7 10 (13.89%) XSLT
8 7 (9.72%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (6.94%) Apache Camel
9 5 (6.94%) REST
9 5 (6.94%) Web Services
10 4 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (4.17%) Spring
11 3 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (2.78%) .NET
12 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (2.78%) OAuth
12 2 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (2.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) DataPower
3 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.89%) Linux
2 26 (36.11%) Windows
3 21 (29.17%) Unix
4 13 (18.06%) Mac OS X
4 13 (18.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.94%) CentOS
6 3 (4.17%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.78%) AIX
7 2 (2.78%) HPUX
7 2 (2.78%) Solaris
7 2 (2.78%) VxWorks
8 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (52.78%) SOA
3 31 (43.06%) DevOps
4 26 (36.11%) Scrum
4 26 (36.11%) TDD
5 24 (33.33%) Kanban
6 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
7 18 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 17 (23.61%) SDLC
9 15 (20.83%) Configuration Management
10 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (18.06%) Server Virtualisation
12 11 (15.28%) Migration
12 11 (15.28%) Open Source
13 9 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (12.50%) Sequence Diagram
13 9 (12.50%) Task Automation
14 8 (11.11%) Case Management
15 7 (9.72%) Coaching
16 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) Python
2 22 (30.56%) Perl
3 12 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (5.56%) SQL
5 2 (2.78%) C
5 2 (2.78%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.78%) Groovy
5 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.78%) XPath
6 1 (1.39%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) COBOL
6 1 (1.39%) Jython
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) VB
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Docker
2 9 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (38.89%) Puppet
2 13 (18.06%) ZABBIX
3 8 (11.11%) Ansible
4 4 (5.56%) Consul
4 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.56%) Packer
4 4 (5.56%) Terraform
5 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.39%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (1.39%) logstash
6 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) WSO2
2 26 (36.11%) Oracle
3 17 (23.61%) MuleSoft
4 13 (18.06%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.94%) webMethods
6 4 (5.56%) Google
6 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.78%) Pega
8 1 (1.39%) Green Hat
8 1 (1.39%) IBM
8 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.39%) Solace
8 1 (1.39%) Talend
8 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.39%) Xamarin