Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 109 126
Rank change year-on-year +45 +17 +53
Contract jobs citing Microservices 124 63 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.87% 1.52% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 1.80% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 32 16
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £410 £364 £314
90th Percentile £688 £586 £694
South East median daily rate £488 £485 £463
% change year-on-year +0.52% +4.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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 3,690 3,503 3,530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.50% 84.51% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,754 1,843 1,861
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £239 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.42% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 105 128
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -20.55% -28.53%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -2.04% -4.92%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +4 36 £500 +25.00% 13
Bracknell +15 30 £423 -19.52% 3
Newbury +12 19 £376 -16.39% 6
Slough - 9 £575 -
Maidenhead 0 8 £483 -9.81% 5
Windsor - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £725 - 1
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 64 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (46.77%) Java
3 53 (42.74%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (41.13%) REST
5 48 (38.71%) DevOps
6 45 (36.29%) JavaScript
6 45 (36.29%) Scrum
7 44 (35.48%) TDD
8 42 (33.87%) .NET
9 40 (32.26%) Docker
10 37 (29.84%) C#
10 37 (29.84%) Web Services
11 32 (25.81%) Spring
11 32 (25.81%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (24.19%) React
13 29 (23.39%) Kubernetes
13 29 (23.39%) Jenkins
13 29 (23.39%) Kafka
13 29 (23.39%) Kanban
13 29 (23.39%) MVC
14 28 (22.58%) Git (software)
15 27 (21.77%) NoSQL
15 27 (21.77%) SOA
16 26 (20.97%) Pair Programming
16 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (20.97%) BDD
17 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (20.16%) Apache Cassandra
18 24 (19.35%) AngularJS
18 24 (19.35%) Confluence

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 32 (25.81%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (19.35%) Confluence
3 23 (18.55%) Apache Solr
4 11 (8.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (5.65%) Liferay
6 4 (3.23%) Apache Spark
6 4 (3.23%) CMS
6 4 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.81%) nginx
7 1 (0.81%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 53 (42.74%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.29%) Serverless
4 11 (8.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 11 (8.87%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (8.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 11 (8.87%) Amazon S3
4 11 (8.87%) Amazon SQS
4 11 (8.87%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (8.87%) CloudFront
4 11 (8.87%) PaaS
5 6 (4.84%) SaaS
6 4 (3.23%) Apigee
7 3 (2.42%) GitHub
8 2 (1.61%) Firebase
9 1 (0.81%) IaaS
9 1 (0.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.29%) HTTP
2 5 (4.03%) SMPP
2 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 4 (3.23%) Firewall
3 4 (3.23%) MPLS
3 4 (3.23%) Wireless
4 2 (1.61%) Skype
5 1 (0.81%) DHCP
5 1 (0.81%) DNS
5 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.77%) NoSQL
2 25 (20.16%) Apache Cassandra
3 21 (16.94%) MongoDB
4 15 (12.10%) Big Data
5 14 (11.29%) Redis
6 13 (10.48%) Neo4j
7 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
8 11 (8.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (5.65%) MySQL
10 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.81%) Cloud Spanner
13 1 (0.81%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.81%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.81%) NewSQL
13 1 (0.81%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (23.39%) Jenkins
2 28 (22.58%) Git (software)
3 24 (19.35%) JIRA
4 17 (13.71%) JUnit
5 16 (12.90%) Maven
5 16 (12.90%) Mercurial
6 15 (12.10%) Mocha
7 14 (11.29%) Eclipse
7 14 (11.29%) Gradle
7 14 (11.29%) IntelliJ
7 14 (11.29%) Jasmine
8 13 (10.48%) SonarQube
9 11 (8.87%) Checkstyle
10 8 (6.45%) webpack
11 7 (5.65%) Cucumber
12 4 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (3.23%) Selenium
12 4 (3.23%) Sinon.JS
12 4 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (7.26%) Retail
2 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.03%) Banking
3 5 (4.03%) Finance
3 5 (4.03%) Marketing
4 4 (3.23%) Back Office
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (53.23%) Developer
2 29 (23.39%) Architect
3 22 (17.74%) Java Developer
4 14 (11.29%) React Developer
5 11 (8.87%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.06%) .NET Architect
6 10 (8.06%) Technical Architect
7 9 (7.26%) .NET Developer
7 9 (7.26%) Software Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Web Developer
8 8 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (5.65%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Backend Developer
11 5 (4.03%) .NET Technical Architect
11 5 (4.03%) Node.js Developer
11 5 (4.03%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.03%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (4.03%) Technical Leader
12 4 (3.23%) OSS Architect
12 4 (3.23%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (41.13%) REST
2 42 (33.87%) .NET
3 37 (29.84%) Web Services
4 32 (25.81%) Spring
5 30 (24.19%) React
6 29 (23.39%) Kafka
7 24 (19.35%) AngularJS
8 23 (18.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (16.13%) Node.js
10 18 (14.52%) JSON
10 18 (14.52%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (13.71%) .NET Core
12 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET
13 14 (11.29%) JSF
13 14 (11.29%) Spring Boot
13 14 (11.29%) Spring MVC
13 14 (11.29%) Struts
14 13 (10.48%) HTML
15 12 (9.68%) CSS
15 12 (9.68%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
1 10 (8.06%) iPad
1 10 (8.06%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.26%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.61%) Life Science
5 2 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) DataPower
6 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Windows
2 8 (6.45%) Linux
3 4 (3.23%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.42%) Android
4 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.42%) Unix
5 1 (0.81%) CentOS
5 1 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (38.71%) DevOps
3 45 (36.29%) Scrum
4 44 (35.48%) TDD
5 29 (23.39%) Kanban
5 29 (23.39%) MVC
6 27 (21.77%) SOA
7 26 (20.97%) BDD
7 26 (20.97%) Pair Programming
8 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (16.94%) E-Commerce
10 20 (16.13%) Multithreading
10 20 (16.13%) User Stories
11 18 (14.52%) Software Engineering
11 18 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (12.90%) OO
13 15 (12.10%) Test Automation
14 14 (11.29%) Multithreaded Programming
14 14 (11.29%) Open Source
14 14 (11.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.77%) Java
2 45 (36.29%) JavaScript
3 37 (29.84%) C#
4 22 (17.74%) Java 8
5 19 (15.32%) SQL
6 12 (9.68%) TypeScript
7 10 (8.06%) Scala
8 9 (7.26%) Python
9 6 (4.84%) Go
10 4 (3.23%) C++
11 1 (0.81%) C
11 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.26%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) GDPR
2 1 (0.81%) PMO
2 1 (0.81%) PSD2
System Software
1 40 (32.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (23.39%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.84%) Ansible
2 6 (4.84%) Terraform
3 4 (3.23%) Prometheus
4 3 (2.42%) Puppet
5 2 (1.61%) Grafana
5 2 (1.61%) Graphite
5 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.81%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.87%) Adobe
3 9 (7.26%) Rackspace
4 6 (4.84%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.03%) Oracle
6 4 (3.23%) Splunk
6 4 (3.23%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.42%) Google
8 2 (1.61%) SAP
9 1 (0.81%) Concur
9 1 (0.81%) IBM