Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 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.

Microservices
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 140 -
Rank change year-on-year +52 - -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 77 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.94% 0.55% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 0
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% - -
South East median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 3,320 3,239 4,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.52% 81.32% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,707 1,660 2,151
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £275 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 122 156
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.59 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.41% -25.94% +7.95%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.33 £10.48
90th Percentile £43.75 £55.00 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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
Reading +35 33 £400 +10.34% 10
Maidenhead - 10 £500 - 12
Bracknell +3 9 £550 -15.38% 3
Newbury -15 8 £525 +61.54% 2
Slough +4 2 £325 +3.50% 1
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microservices 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 57 (74.03%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.65%) TDD
3 38 (49.35%) Java
4 36 (46.75%) Git (software)
5 34 (44.16%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (42.86%) REST
7 32 (41.56%) DevOps
8 31 (40.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 31 (40.26%) C#
9 30 (38.96%) .NET
10 29 (37.66%) JIRA
11 28 (36.36%) Maven
12 27 (35.06%) Windows
13 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
13 25 (32.47%) Confluence
14 24 (31.17%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (31.17%) Linux
14 24 (31.17%) JavaScript
14 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
15 23 (29.87%) IaaS
16 22 (28.57%) Scrum
17 21 (27.27%) .NET Core
18 20 (25.97%) AngularJS
18 20 (25.97%) React
19 19 (24.68%) Docker
19 19 (24.68%) SDLC
19 19 (24.68%) SOA
19 19 (24.68%) Eclipse
20 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
20 18 (23.38%) 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 25 (32.47%) Confluence
2 10 (12.99%) Apache Solr
2 10 (12.99%) IIS
3 8 (10.39%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (7.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (5.19%) NServiceBus
5 4 (5.19%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.90%) nginx
7 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (44.16%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (40.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (29.87%) IaaS
4 17 (22.08%) PaaS
5 11 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (10.39%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (10.39%) Serverless
7 6 (7.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (7.79%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (7.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (7.79%) Amazon S3
7 6 (7.79%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (7.79%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (7.79%) CloudFront
7 6 (7.79%) Slack
7 6 (7.79%) Trello
8 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.60%) GitHub
9 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
2 11 (14.29%) Firewall
3 6 (7.79%) SMTP
4 2 (2.60%) DNS
4 2 (2.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.48%) NoSQL
3 12 (15.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (5.19%) Big Data
6 2 (2.60%) MySQL
7 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.30%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.30%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (46.75%) Git (software)
2 29 (37.66%) JIRA
3 28 (36.36%) Maven
4 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
5 19 (24.68%) Eclipse
6 17 (22.08%) TeamCity
7 16 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
9 11 (14.29%) JUnit
10 10 (12.99%) Gradle
10 10 (12.99%) NuGet
10 10 (12.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (11.69%) IntelliJ
11 9 (11.69%) Mercurial
12 8 (10.39%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (7.79%) Checkstyle
14 6 (7.79%) git-flow
14 6 (7.79%) SonarQube
15 3 (3.90%) gulp
General
1 8 (10.39%) Banking
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Finance
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (67.53%) Developer
2 26 (33.77%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 10 (12.99%) Architect
5 10 (12.99%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) AWS Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.90%) React Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.60%) C Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Head of Development
9 2 (2.60%) Integration Architect
9 2 (2.60%) SOA Architect
10 1 (1.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.86%) REST
2 30 (38.96%) .NET
3 21 (27.27%) .NET Core
4 20 (25.97%) AngularJS
4 20 (25.97%) React
5 16 (20.78%) Spring
6 15 (19.48%) Web Services
7 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
7 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (11.69%) JSF
7 9 (11.69%) Spring MVC
7 9 (11.69%) Struts
8 7 (9.09%) CSS
8 7 (9.09%) HTML
9 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (7.79%) Node.js
9 6 (7.79%) pytest
9 6 (7.79%) SOAP
10 5 (6.49%) Hibernate
11 4 (5.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Public Cloud
2 7 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.90%) iPad
5 2 (2.60%) Derivative
5 2 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) Linux
3 5 (6.49%) Unix
4 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Debian
5 2 (2.60%) SUSE
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (74.03%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.65%) TDD
3 32 (41.56%) DevOps
4 24 (31.17%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (28.57%) Scrum
6 19 (24.68%) SDLC
6 19 (24.68%) SOA
7 18 (23.38%) BDD
7 18 (23.38%) MVC
8 17 (22.08%) Multithreading
9 15 (19.48%) User Stories
10 14 (18.18%) Kanban
11 12 (15.58%) Low Latency
11 12 (15.58%) Pair Programming
12 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
13 9 (11.69%) Change Control
13 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
13 9 (11.69%) Unit Testing
14 7 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
15 6 (7.79%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 38 (49.35%) Java
2 31 (40.26%) C#
3 24 (31.17%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.18%) C++
5 13 (16.88%) SQL
6 11 (14.29%) Python
7 10 (12.99%) CQL
8 7 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 7 (9.09%) Groovy
9 6 (7.79%) Scala
10 4 (5.19%) Go
11 2 (2.60%) C
11 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.60%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) QA
2 9 (11.69%) ISO 9001
2 9 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (9.09%) GCP
4 4 (5.19%) GDPR
4 4 (5.19%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (24.68%) Docker
2 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) Ansible
2 11 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (12.99%) Opsview
4 9 (11.69%) Salt
5 8 (10.39%) Puppet
6 7 (9.09%) Kubernetes
7 4 (5.19%) Terraform
8 1 (1.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) VMware
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.79%) Adobe
4 4 (5.19%) Google
5 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle
7 1 (1.30%) Mercator
7 1 (1.30%) SAP