The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 26 June 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
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 76 52
Rank change year-on-year +21 -24  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.60% 0.41% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.94% 1.27% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £454 £575 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.04% +18.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £555 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £635 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 155 236 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 30.94% 32.24% 33.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 136 135
Median daily rate £475 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +25.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in West Sussex

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in West Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in West Sussex

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Grinstead - 2 £440 -
Worthing +14 1 £463 -15.90% 1
Middleware
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) EJB
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (60.00%) Workflow
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) EJB 3.0
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (60.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Redis
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 3 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (40.00%) Redis
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SOA Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) EJB
1 3 (60.00%) EJB 3.0
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Basis
3 1 (20.00%) EclipseLink
3 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (20.00%) JPA
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSD
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft