Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 104 143
Rank change year-on-year +31 +39 -26
Contract jobs citing Middleware 143 74 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.98% 1.59% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.08% 6.14% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 30
West Midlands median daily rate £499 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.32% +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £351 £369 £320
90th Percentile £608 £671 £509
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £56.00 £41.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.13% +89.77% -
England median hourly rate £58.75 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +34.29% +9.38% +3.99%

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 1,419 1,205 1,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.53% 25.89% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 791 859
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08% -16.35%
10th Percentile £32.65 £14.21 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.13 £43.75 £33.82
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% - +6.67%

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 20 January 2019.

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
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 20 January 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 +10 101 £500 -9.09% 3
Staffordshire -1 16 £500 +29.03%
Birmingham -11 8 £450 -30.77% 8
Coventry -4 7 £575 -
Dudley - 1 £110 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (41.96%) ZABBIX
3 55 (38.46%) Oracle
3 55 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (36.36%) Puppet
5 51 (35.66%) Open Source
6 49 (34.27%) Amazon AWS
7 48 (33.57%) Kanban
7 48 (33.57%) DevOps
8 46 (32.17%) Linux
9 45 (31.47%) SOA
9 45 (31.47%) Deployment Automation
10 42 (29.37%) Windows
11 41 (28.67%) Security Cleared
12 40 (27.97%) Jenkins
12 40 (27.97%) Configuration Management
13 39 (27.27%) Test Automation
14 38 (26.57%) Git (software)
14 38 (26.57%) SC Cleared
14 38 (26.57%) SQL Server
15 37 (25.87%) TDD
15 37 (25.87%) Maven
16 36 (25.17%) Subversion
16 36 (25.17%) Java
16 36 (25.17%) Ansible
17 35 (24.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 35 (24.48%) Perl
17 35 (24.48%) Red Hat
17 35 (24.48%) Python
18 34 (23.78%) ITIL

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 19 (13.29%) Documentum
2 10 (6.99%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.90%) Confluence
4 4 (2.80%) JBoss
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.10%) Mule
6 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.70%) TPMS
6 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 9 (6.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 49 (34.27%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (17.48%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.80%) SaaS
5 3 (2.10%) IaaS
5 3 (2.10%) PaaS
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) GitHub
7 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) LAN
1 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.80%) VPN
2 3 (2.10%) HTTP
2 3 (2.10%) SSL
2 3 (2.10%) WAN
3 2 (1.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.70%) DNS
4 1 (0.70%) MPLS
4 1 (0.70%) SAN
4 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.89%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.29%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (5.59%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.50%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.70%) MySQL
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (27.97%) Jenkins
2 38 (26.57%) Git (software)
3 37 (25.87%) Maven
4 36 (25.17%) Subversion
5 32 (22.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 29 (20.28%) JIRA
7 16 (11.19%) GitLab
8 15 (10.49%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.40%) Ant
9 2 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.40%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (2.80%) Automotive
2 3 (2.10%) Finance
3 2 (1.40%) Banking
3 2 (1.40%) Billing
3 2 (1.40%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (27.27%) Developer
2 35 (24.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (22.38%) Systems Engineer
4 23 (16.08%) Architect
5 22 (15.38%) AWS DevOps
5 22 (15.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 22 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
5 22 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 22 (15.38%) Systems Support
5 22 (15.38%) Systems Support Engineer
6 19 (13.29%) Monitoring Engineer
6 19 (13.29%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 16 (11.19%) .NET Developer
8 13 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (7.69%) Software Developer
10 9 (6.29%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.59%) AWS Architect
11 8 (5.59%) BPM Developer
11 8 (5.59%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (5.59%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.88%) Web Services
2 21 (14.69%) REST
2 21 (14.69%) SOAP
3 19 (13.29%) .NET
4 15 (10.49%) ASP.NET
4 15 (10.49%) CSS
4 15 (10.49%) HTML
5 12 (8.39%) .NET Framework
5 12 (8.39%) jQuery
5 12 (8.39%) NHibernate
6 9 (6.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (6.29%) WebCenter
7 8 (5.59%) Oracle ADF
8 6 (4.20%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (3.50%) JSON
9 5 (3.50%) XSLT
10 4 (2.80%) OAuth
10 4 (2.80%) Spring
10 4 (2.80%) XML
11 3 (2.10%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.88%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (13.99%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.90%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.40%) DataPower
9 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.17%) Linux
2 42 (29.37%) Windows
3 35 (24.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (21.68%) Unix
5 8 (5.59%) AIX
5 8 (5.59%) Solaris
6 3 (2.10%) HPUX
6 3 (2.10%) VME
7 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (35.66%) Open Source
4 48 (33.57%) DevOps
4 48 (33.57%) Kanban
5 45 (31.47%) Deployment Automation
5 45 (31.47%) SOA
6 40 (27.97%) Configuration Management
7 39 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 37 (25.87%) TDD
9 34 (23.78%) ITIL
9 34 (23.78%) Scrum
10 24 (16.78%) Task Automation
11 20 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (13.99%) Microservices
12 19 (13.29%) API Design
13 17 (11.89%) Analytics
13 17 (11.89%) Data Analytics
14 16 (11.19%) Trend Analysis
15 12 (8.39%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.17%) Java
2 35 (24.48%) Perl
2 35 (24.48%) Python
3 25 (17.48%) SQL
4 15 (10.49%) C#
4 15 (10.49%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.10%) COBOL
5 3 (2.10%) Groovy
5 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.10%) XPath
6 2 (1.40%) C
7 1 (0.70%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 41 (28.67%) Security Cleared
2 38 (26.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.20%) CITP
4 5 (3.50%) Degree
5 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) COBIT
2 1 (0.70%) FISMA
2 1 (0.70%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (13.99%) Docker
2 7 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 60 (41.96%) ZABBIX
2 52 (36.36%) Puppet
3 36 (25.17%) Ansible
4 4 (2.80%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 55 (38.46%) Oracle
2 35 (24.48%) Red Hat
3 19 (13.29%) Pega
4 10 (6.99%) IBM
5 9 (6.29%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.29%) WSO2
6 8 (5.59%) VMware
7 7 (4.90%) Fujitsu
8 6 (4.20%) MuleSoft
9 3 (2.10%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.40%) Adobe
10 2 (1.40%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.70%) Cisco
11 1 (0.70%) Citrix
11 1 (0.70%) HP
11 1 (0.70%) OpenText
11 1 (0.70%) SAP
11 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow