Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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.

Microservices
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 59 112
Rank change year-on-year -30 +53 +35
Contract jobs citing Microservices 91 120 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.34% 3.04% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 3.55% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 76 26
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £458 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -12.86% -8.74%
10th Percentile £409 £388 £400
90th Percentile £733 £663 £609
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate £52.50 - £43.75

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 3,382 3,383 3,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.05% 85.78% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,673 1,688 1,752
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 77 113
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% +29.03% -11.43%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.22 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.55 £39.20
South East median hourly rate £30.79 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.02% +22.73% -2.22%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 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
Reading -25 31 £525 +23.53% 15
Bracknell +6 17 £575 +36.90% 3
Newbury +5 17 £525 +52.17% 5
Slough +12 8 £450 -28.00% 4
Wokingham - 2 £456 - 2
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 51 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (49.45%) AWS
3 43 (47.25%) DevOps
4 36 (39.56%) Azure
5 34 (37.36%) Docker
6 31 (34.07%) RESTful
7 30 (32.97%) Kubernetes
8 28 (30.77%) .NET
9 26 (28.57%) Ansible
10 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (24.18%) Jenkins
11 22 (24.18%) C#
12 21 (23.08%) GCP
13 19 (20.88%) Java
14 17 (18.68%) Configuration Management
14 17 (18.68%) Retail
14 17 (18.68%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (18.68%) Puppet
15 16 (17.58%) Web Services
16 15 (16.48%) TDD
16 15 (16.48%) .NET Core
17 14 (15.38%) DevSecOps
18 13 (14.29%) Scrum
18 13 (14.29%) REST
19 12 (13.19%) React
19 12 (13.19%) Google
19 12 (13.19%) JavaScript
19 12 (13.19%) Terraform
20 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
21 10 (10.99%) SOA

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 5 (5.49%) CMS
1 5 (5.49%) Confluence
2 3 (3.30%) Liferay
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.10%) Hyperledger
4 1 (1.10%) Mule
4 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (49.45%) AWS
2 36 (39.56%) Azure
3 21 (23.08%) GCP
4 7 (7.69%) Apigee
5 5 (5.49%) IaaS
5 5 (5.49%) SaaS
5 5 (5.49%) Serverless
6 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.30%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (3.30%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.30%) PaaS
7 2 (2.20%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.20%) Kong
8 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.10%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.10%) Office 365
8 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.20%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.10%) Big Data
6 1 (1.10%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.10%) GIS
6 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.10%) MySQL
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.10%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 22 (24.18%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.99%) JIRA
3 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.40%) Selenium
5 3 (3.30%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.30%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.30%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (3.30%) Mocha
5 3 (3.30%) Sinon.JS
5 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.30%) webpack
6 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.20%) CircleCI
6 2 (2.20%) Gradle
6 2 (2.20%) NUnit
6 2 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.20%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.10%) Checkstyle
7 1 (1.10%) Maven
General
1 17 (18.68%) Retail
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.30%) Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.10%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 38 (41.76%) Developer
2 16 (17.58%) Architect
3 15 (16.48%) .NET Developer
4 13 (14.29%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Azure Developer
6 6 (6.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (6.59%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.30%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (3.30%) Digital Architect
9 3 (3.30%) E-Commerce Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.07%) RESTful
2 28 (30.77%) .NET
3 16 (17.58%) Web Services
4 15 (16.48%) .NET Core
5 13 (14.29%) REST
6 12 (13.19%) React
7 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
7 9 (9.89%) Node.js
7 9 (9.89%) Spring
8 7 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (6.59%) Swagger
10 5 (5.49%) HTML
10 5 (5.49%) JSON
10 5 (5.49%) Kafka
11 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.40%) CSS
12 3 (3.30%) CSS3
12 3 (3.30%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Cloud Native
1 4 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.20%) iPad
3 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.20%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.10%) Life Science
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Linux
2 2 (2.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (47.25%) DevOps
3 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (18.68%) Configuration Management
5 15 (16.48%) TDD
6 14 (15.38%) DevSecOps
7 13 (14.29%) Scrum
8 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
9 10 (10.99%) SOA
9 10 (10.99%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
11 8 (8.79%) API Development
11 8 (8.79%) BDD
11 8 (8.79%) MVC
12 7 (7.69%) IT Strategy
12 7 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (5.49%) API Design
14 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (5.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) C#
2 19 (20.88%) Java
3 12 (13.19%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.99%) Python
5 9 (9.89%) SQL
6 2 (2.20%) Clojure
6 2 (2.20%) Go
6 2 (2.20%) Java 8
6 2 (2.20%) PHP
6 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.10%) C++
7 1 (1.10%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby
7 1 (1.10%) Scala
7 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.20%) CISSP
1 2 (2.20%) Degree
1 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.10%) ISEB
2 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (37.36%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) vCloud
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (32.97%) Kubernetes
2 26 (28.57%) Ansible
3 17 (18.68%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (18.68%) Puppet
4 12 (13.19%) Terraform
5 1 (1.10%) Grafana
5 1 (1.10%) Graphite
5 1 (1.10%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) Google
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.20%) Adobe
6 1 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.10%) Splunk
6 1 (1.10%) Talend
6 1 (1.10%) VMware