Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 11 December 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.

Microservices
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 128 176
Rank change year-on-year +20 +48 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 61 39 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.48% 0.92% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.13% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 0
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
South East median daily rate £480 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +3.78% -7.50% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3431 3458 4040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.44% 81.94% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1802 1845 2244
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £396
% change year-on-year +6.12% +1.14% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 130 181
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% -32.08% +47.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.28 £49.55 £45.25
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £25.00 £26.55
% change year-on-year -7.44% -5.84% +51.71%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Berkshire

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Berkshire

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Berkshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Berkshire

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Reading +26 23 £400 +10.34% 4
Maidenhead - 10 £535 - 1
Bracknell +6 9 £525 -19.23% 3
Newbury -6 8 £531 - 3
Ascot - 1 £525 -
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microservices 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Java
3 25 (40.98%) DevOps
4 24 (39.34%) TDD
5 23 (37.70%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (36.07%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (34.43%) Windows
8 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
9 19 (31.15%) Jenkins
9 19 (31.15%) Docker
9 19 (31.15%) Scrum
10 18 (29.51%) C#
10 18 (29.51%) .NET
11 17 (27.87%) Linux
11 17 (27.87%) JIRA
11 17 (27.87%) BDD
12 16 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (26.23%) Maven
12 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
12 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
13 15 (24.59%) SQL
13 15 (24.59%) NoSQL
13 15 (24.59%) REST
14 13 (21.31%) Confluence
14 13 (21.31%) .NET Core
15 12 (19.67%) Ansible
15 12 (19.67%) SOA
15 12 (19.67%) Web Services
15 12 (19.67%) Spring
16 11 (18.03%) MVC

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 13 (21.31%) Confluence
2 6 (9.84%) Apache Solr
3 4 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.56%) nginx
3 4 (6.56%) NServiceBus
3 4 (6.56%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.92%) IIS
5 2 (3.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Magento
2 2 (3.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (16.39%) IaaS
4 6 (9.84%) Slack
4 6 (9.84%) Trello
5 4 (6.56%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (6.56%) PaaS
5 4 (6.56%) Serverless
6 3 (4.92%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (3.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
7 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.28%) CloudFront
7 2 (3.28%) GitHub
7 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.48%) SMTP
3 4 (6.56%) Firewall
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (24.59%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (4.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
2 19 (31.15%) Jenkins
3 17 (27.87%) JIRA
4 16 (26.23%) Maven
5 10 (16.39%) TeamCity
6 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (13.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (11.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (11.48%) Eclipse
8 7 (11.48%) JUnit
9 6 (9.84%) git-flow
10 5 (8.20%) Gradle
10 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
11 4 (6.56%) IntelliJ
11 4 (6.56%) Mercurial
12 3 (4.92%) NuGet
12 3 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
13 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
13 2 (3.28%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (11.48%) Banking
1 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (57.38%) Developer
2 17 (27.87%) Java Developer
3 15 (24.59%) Senior Developer
4 11 (18.03%) .NET Developer
5 10 (16.39%) Architect
5 10 (16.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Domain Architect
7 6 (9.84%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Telecoms Manager
10 2 (3.28%) C Developer
10 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 1 (1.64%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.51%) .NET
2 15 (24.59%) REST
3 13 (21.31%) .NET Core
4 12 (19.67%) Spring
4 12 (19.67%) Web Services
5 11 (18.03%) AngularJS
6 10 (16.39%) CSS
6 10 (16.39%) HTML
6 10 (16.39%) Struts
7 8 (13.11%) React
8 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
8 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (9.84%) Ajax
9 6 (9.84%) EJB
9 6 (9.84%) Flash
9 6 (9.84%) J2EE
9 6 (9.84%) JNDI
9 6 (9.84%) JSTL
9 6 (9.84%) pytest
9 6 (9.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Web 2.0
3 5 (8.20%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Derivative
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.64%) Life Science
5 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Unix
4 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Debian
5 2 (3.28%) SUSE
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) DevOps
3 24 (39.34%) TDD
4 23 (37.70%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (31.15%) Scrum
6 17 (27.87%) BDD
7 12 (19.67%) SOA
8 11 (18.03%) E-Commerce
8 11 (18.03%) Kanban
8 11 (18.03%) MVC
9 10 (16.39%) OOD
9 10 (16.39%) User Stories
10 8 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (13.11%) SDLC
11 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
12 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
12 6 (9.84%) Migration
12 6 (9.84%) OO
12 6 (9.84%) Project Management
12 6 (9.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) Java
2 18 (29.51%) C#
3 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 15 (24.59%) SQL
5 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
5 7 (11.48%) Groovy
5 7 (11.48%) Python
6 6 (9.84%) PHP
7 4 (6.56%) Scala
8 3 (4.92%) C++
8 3 (4.92%) CQL
9 2 (3.28%) C
9 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) GCP
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) Docker
2 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) Ansible
2 11 (18.03%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (14.75%) Salt
4 8 (13.11%) Puppet
5 7 (11.48%) Kubernetes
6 4 (6.56%) Terraform
7 3 (4.92%) Opsview
8 1 (1.64%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) VMware
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.84%) ATG
3 6 (9.84%) Demandware
3 6 (9.84%) Intershop
4 3 (4.92%) IBM
4 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.28%) Adobe
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) Google
6 1 (1.64%) SAP