Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 125 175
Rank change year-on-year +46 +50 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 87 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.26% 0.68% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 0.83% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 10 4
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £513 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.95% -4.65% -
10th Percentile £358 £414 £504
90th Percentile £553 £602 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +18.75%

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 3,287 3,010 3,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.35% 82.40% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,662 1,402 2,114
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £251
90th Percentile £588 £575 £549
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 127 123
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% -11.43% -18.79%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £50.63 £43.90 £54.60
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -24.53% +20.45%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +26 41 £400 -17.99% 8
Maidenhead - 14 £440 - 8
Bracknell +1 11 £483 -8.10% 4
Newbury -11 7 £525 +16.67% 2
Slough - 2 £325 -
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (55.17%) Java
3 39 (44.83%) TDD
4 34 (39.08%) JavaScript
4 34 (39.08%) .NET
4 34 (39.08%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (39.08%) REST
5 33 (37.93%) C#
6 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (28.74%) MVC
8 24 (27.59%) Scrum
8 24 (27.59%) DevOps
9 23 (26.44%) Git (software)
10 21 (24.14%) AngularJS
10 21 (24.14%) React
10 21 (24.14%) Spring
10 21 (24.14%) .NET Core
11 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (20.69%) SOA
13 17 (19.54%) SQL
13 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET
13 17 (19.54%) Pair Programming
13 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
13 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (18.39%) JIRA
14 16 (18.39%) SQL Server
15 15 (17.24%) Eclipse
15 15 (17.24%) E-Commerce
15 15 (17.24%) Windows
15 15 (17.24%) Multithreading

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 15 (17.24%) Confluence
2 6 (6.90%) Apache Solr
2 6 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (6.90%) IIS
3 5 (5.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.15%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 34 (39.08%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (16.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (14.94%) IaaS
4 13 (14.94%) PaaS
5 10 (11.49%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (8.05%) Serverless
7 6 (6.90%) NuGet
8 5 (5.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (5.75%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (5.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (5.75%) Amazon S3
8 5 (5.75%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (5.75%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (5.75%) CloudFront
9 2 (2.30%) GitHub
10 1 (1.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) Firewall
2 7 (8.05%) SMTP
3 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 3 (3.45%) MPLS
4 3 (3.45%) Wireless
5 2 (2.30%) SSL
6 1 (1.15%) AMQP
6 1 (1.15%) DNS
6 1 (1.15%) HTTP
6 1 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.24%) NoSQL
3 11 (12.64%) Big Data
4 8 (9.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.30%) MySQL
7 2 (2.30%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.15%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.15%) JasperReports
8 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (26.44%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.39%) JIRA
3 15 (17.24%) Eclipse
3 15 (17.24%) Maven
4 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 9 (10.34%) Gradle
5 9 (10.34%) IntelliJ
5 9 (10.34%) JUnit
5 9 (10.34%) Mercurial
5 9 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (8.05%) Visual Studio
7 6 (6.90%) gulp
7 6 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (6.90%) TeamCity
8 5 (5.75%) Checkstyle
8 5 (5.75%) SonarQube
9 3 (3.45%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.30%) Mocha
10 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.15%) Toad
General
1 9 (10.34%) Banking
2 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (73.56%) Developer
2 28 (32.18%) Java Developer
3 20 (22.99%) .NET Developer
4 17 (19.54%) Architect
5 9 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (8.05%) React Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Java Scala Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Scala Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Angular Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Backend Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.45%) AWS Architect
11 3 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (3.45%) OSS Architect
11 3 (3.45%) OSS Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.45%) Senior Backend Developer
12 2 (2.30%) Head of Development
12 2 (2.30%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.08%) .NET
1 34 (39.08%) REST
2 21 (24.14%) .NET Core
2 21 (24.14%) AngularJS
2 21 (24.14%) React
2 21 (24.14%) Spring
3 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET
3 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (14.94%) Web Services
5 10 (11.49%) Node.js
6 9 (10.34%) JSF
6 9 (10.34%) Spring MVC
6 9 (10.34%) Struts
7 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (9.20%) Hibernate
7 8 (9.20%) Spring Boot
8 7 (8.05%) Angular 2
8 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (8.05%) CSS
8 7 (8.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (6.90%) iPad
3 6 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.30%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
3 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (44.83%) TDD
3 25 (28.74%) MVC
4 24 (27.59%) DevOps
4 24 (27.59%) Scrum
5 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (20.69%) SOA
7 17 (19.54%) Pair Programming
7 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
8 15 (17.24%) E-Commerce
8 15 (17.24%) Kanban
8 15 (17.24%) Multithreading
9 12 (13.79%) BDD
10 11 (12.64%) SDLC
11 10 (11.49%) User Stories
12 9 (10.34%) Open Source
12 9 (10.34%) Unit Testing
13 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
13 8 (9.20%) SOLID
13 8 (9.20%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.17%) Java
2 34 (39.08%) JavaScript
3 33 (37.93%) C#
4 17 (19.54%) SQL
5 15 (17.24%) Java 8
6 12 (13.79%) C++
7 11 (12.64%) Scala
8 8 (9.20%) Python
9 6 (6.90%) CQL
9 6 (6.90%) Go
9 6 (6.90%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.30%) Ruby
11 1 (1.15%) Perl
11 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) Degree
1 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) GCP
2 6 (6.90%) GDPR
2 6 (6.90%) ISO 9001
2 6 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.75%) QA
4 2 (2.30%) SLA
5 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (10.34%) Docker
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Opsview
2 1 (1.15%) Ansible
2 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.90%) Google
2 6 (6.90%) VMware
3 5 (5.75%) Adobe
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle
5 3 (3.45%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.15%) Mercator
6 1 (1.15%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.15%) Teradata