Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 83 127
Rank change year-on-year +5 +44 +51
Contract jobs citing Microservices 98 88 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.35% 2.29% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 2.65% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 9
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £370 £359 £403
90th Percentile £688 £549 £604
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 £52.50 - £42.50

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 3,641 3,316 3,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.31% 86.29% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,781 1,679 1,407
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 76 126
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +32.26% -6.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £50.63 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.00% +25.00% -20.00%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -12 41 £495 +23.75% 5
Bracknell +2 24 £450 -6.74%
Newbury +11 15 £525 - 3
Maidenhead -2 5 £475 +7.95%
Ascot - 4 £400 -
Wokingham - 1 £375 - 1
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 60 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (45.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (44.90%) Docker
4 41 (41.84%) DevOps
5 39 (39.80%) Kubernetes
6 37 (37.76%) Amazon AWS
7 30 (30.61%) .NET
8 27 (27.55%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (25.51%) RESTful
9 25 (25.51%) Jenkins
9 25 (25.51%) JavaScript
9 25 (25.51%) TDD
10 22 (22.45%) Ansible
11 21 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (21.43%) Puppet
11 21 (21.43%) C#
11 21 (21.43%) Scrum
12 20 (20.41%) Java
12 20 (20.41%) AngularJS
13 19 (19.39%) Google Cloud Platform
14 17 (17.35%) .NET Core
15 16 (16.33%) Configuration Management
15 16 (16.33%) Retail
16 15 (15.31%) BDD
17 14 (14.29%) DevSecOps
18 13 (13.27%) REST
18 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
18 13 (13.27%) Web Services
18 13 (13.27%) E-Commerce
19 12 (12.24%) HTML

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 4 (4.08%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.08%) Confluence
2 3 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.06%) Liferay
3 2 (2.04%) Apache
3 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.02%) CMS
4 1 (1.02%) Mule
4 1 (1.02%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 45 (45.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (37.76%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (19.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (7.14%) Serverless
5 5 (5.10%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.08%) PaaS
6 4 (4.08%) SaaS
7 3 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.06%) IaaS
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.02%) Apigee
8 1 (1.02%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) HTTP
1 2 (2.04%) Kerberos
1 2 (2.04%) SSL
2 1 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.02%) SMPP
2 1 (1.02%) SSH
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
2 7 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (5.10%) Big Data
4 5 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.20%) JIRA
3 7 (7.14%) JUnit
4 5 (5.10%) Maven
4 5 (5.10%) Mockito
4 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.08%) Jasmine
5 4 (4.08%) Mocha
5 4 (4.08%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.06%) DbUnit
6 3 (3.06%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (3.06%) Selenium
6 3 (3.06%) Sinon.JS
6 3 (3.06%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.06%) webpack
7 2 (2.04%) jMock
7 2 (2.04%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.04%) NUnit
General
1 16 (16.33%) Retail
2 5 (5.10%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (45.92%) Developer
2 16 (16.33%) Architect
3 15 (15.31%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.27%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) .NET Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Digital Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Designer
8 4 (4.08%) React Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.61%) .NET
2 25 (25.51%) RESTful
3 20 (20.41%) AngularJS
4 17 (17.35%) .NET Core
5 13 (13.27%) REST
5 13 (13.27%) Web Services
6 12 (12.24%) HTML
7 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (11.22%) CSS
7 11 (11.22%) Spring
8 10 (10.20%) Kafka
8 10 (10.20%) React
9 9 (9.18%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (8.16%) Node.js
11 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET
11 7 (7.14%) J2EE
12 6 (6.12%) Hibernate
13 5 (5.10%) .NET Framework
13 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (5.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) iPad
2 4 (4.08%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.04%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.04%) Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) Linked Data
3 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.04%) Replication
3 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.04%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.02%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (41.84%) DevOps
3 27 (27.55%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (25.51%) TDD
5 21 (21.43%) Scrum
6 16 (16.33%) Configuration Management
7 15 (15.31%) BDD
8 14 (14.29%) DevSecOps
9 13 (13.27%) E-Commerce
9 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
10 12 (12.24%) Kanban
10 12 (12.24%) Test Automation
11 11 (11.22%) Migration
12 10 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (10.20%) SOA
13 8 (8.16%) IT Strategy
13 8 (8.16%) SOLID
13 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (7.14%) MVC
14 7 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.51%) JavaScript
2 21 (21.43%) C#
3 20 (20.41%) Java
4 12 (12.24%) SQL
5 7 (7.14%) Java 8
5 7 (7.14%) Python
6 2 (2.04%) C++
6 2 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (44.90%) Docker
2 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (39.80%) Kubernetes
2 22 (22.45%) Ansible
3 21 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (21.43%) Puppet
4 3 (3.06%) Terraform
5 2 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.02%) Grafana
6 1 (1.02%) Graphite
6 1 (1.02%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Google
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.04%) Adobe
3 2 (2.04%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.04%) VMware
4 1 (1.02%) Splunk
4 1 (1.02%) Talend