Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 117 148
Rank change year-on-year +58 +31 +31
Contract jobs citing Microservices 118 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.01% 1.28% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 1.52% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 26 16
Berkshire median daily rate £465 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -8.74% -
10th Percentile £388 £400 £319
90th Percentile £648 £609 £694
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.60% -6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £43.75 £51.25
% change year-on-year - -14.63% -

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 3,314 3,365 3,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.45% 84.29% 82.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,629 1,726 2,009
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 109 145
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% -33.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.55 £39.55 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

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 October 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 October 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 +23 47 £425 +6.25% 16
Bracknell +10 20 £420 -20.00% 5
Maidenhead +8 16 £465 -13.08% 3
Newbury -9 8 £325 -38.82% 2
Slough - 5 £575 - 4
Windsor - 1 - -
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 59 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.76%) Java
3 51 (43.22%) .NET
4 48 (40.68%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (38.98%) C#
6 39 (33.05%) TDD
6 39 (33.05%) Scrum
7 38 (32.20%) JavaScript
8 37 (31.36%) REST
9 35 (29.66%) NoSQL
10 33 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
11 32 (27.12%) DevOps
12 31 (26.27%) Spring
13 30 (25.42%) MVC
14 29 (24.58%) Docker
15 27 (22.88%) SOA
16 26 (22.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (22.03%) Elasticsearch
17 25 (21.19%) Web Services
18 24 (20.34%) SQL
18 24 (20.34%) Kanban
18 24 (20.34%) AngularJS
19 23 (19.49%) .NET Core
20 22 (18.64%) Software Engineering
20 22 (18.64%) ASP.NET
20 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
21 20 (16.95%) Multithreading
21 20 (16.95%) Apache Solr
22 19 (16.10%) Apache Cassandra
22 19 (16.10%) React

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 26 (22.03%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (16.95%) Apache Solr
3 16 (13.56%) Confluence
4 7 (5.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (5.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.39%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.54%) CMS
7 2 (1.69%) IIS
7 2 (1.69%) Liferay
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.85%) nginx
8 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 48 (40.68%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.63%) Serverless
4 7 (5.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (5.93%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 7 (5.93%) Amazon S3
4 7 (5.93%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (5.93%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (5.93%) CloudFront
5 6 (5.08%) SaaS
6 4 (3.39%) Apigee
6 4 (3.39%) GitHub
7 3 (2.54%) PaaS
8 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.69%) Firebase
8 2 (1.69%) npm
8 2 (1.69%) NuGet
9 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.86%) HTTP
2 9 (7.63%) Firewall
3 7 (5.93%) Ethernet
3 7 (5.93%) MPLS
3 7 (5.93%) Wireless
4 4 (3.39%) SMTP
5 2 (1.69%) Skype
5 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.85%) AMQP
6 1 (0.85%) DNS
6 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.66%) NoSQL
2 19 (16.10%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (15.25%) MongoDB
4 15 (12.71%) SQL Server
5 14 (11.86%) Neo4j
5 14 (11.86%) Redis
6 13 (11.02%) Big Data
7 7 (5.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (5.93%) MySQL
8 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.69%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.85%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 18 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.41%) JIRA
3 14 (11.86%) Jenkins
4 13 (11.02%) Maven
5 12 (10.17%) JUnit
6 11 (9.32%) Eclipse
7 10 (8.47%) Jasmine
7 10 (8.47%) Mocha
8 9 (7.63%) Gradle
8 9 (7.63%) IntelliJ
8 9 (7.63%) Mercurial
8 9 (7.63%) SonarQube
9 8 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (5.93%) Checkstyle
11 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
11 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.54%) JMeter
13 3 (2.54%) Mockito
13 3 (2.54%) RSpec
General
1 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.24%) Marketing
3 4 (3.39%) Back Office
3 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 69 (58.47%) Developer
2 27 (22.88%) Architect
3 24 (20.34%) Java Developer
4 21 (17.80%) .NET Developer
5 13 (11.02%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (9.32%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Scala Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Angular Developer
8 7 (5.93%) OSS Architect
8 7 (5.93%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.93%) Web Developer
9 6 (5.08%) .NET Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (5.08%) OSS Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (4.24%) React Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Backend Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (43.22%) .NET
2 37 (31.36%) REST
3 31 (26.27%) Spring
4 26 (22.03%) ASP.NET Web API
5 25 (21.19%) Web Services
6 24 (20.34%) AngularJS
7 23 (19.49%) .NET Core
8 22 (18.64%) ASP.NET
9 19 (16.10%) React
10 18 (15.25%) Kafka
11 17 (14.41%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (13.56%) Spring Boot
13 15 (12.71%) JSON
14 14 (11.86%) Node.js
15 13 (11.02%) Lucene
15 13 (11.02%) Memcached
16 11 (9.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (8.47%) Apache Avro
17 10 (8.47%) Protocol Buffers
17 10 (8.47%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.63%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.63%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.93%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.08%) iPad
5 2 (1.69%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.69%) Life Science
5 2 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Windows
2 7 (5.93%) Linux
3 3 (2.54%) Unix
4 2 (1.69%) Android
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) VMS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.05%) Scrum
2 39 (33.05%) TDD
3 32 (27.12%) DevOps
4 30 (25.42%) MVC
5 27 (22.88%) SOA
6 24 (20.34%) Kanban
7 22 (18.64%) Software Engineering
8 20 (16.95%) Multithreading
9 17 (14.41%) E-Commerce
9 17 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (13.56%) Pair Programming
11 15 (12.71%) BDD
11 15 (12.71%) OO
11 15 (12.71%) Open Source
12 14 (11.86%) User Stories
13 11 (9.32%) Asynchronous Programming
13 11 (9.32%) Mentoring
13 11 (9.32%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 54 (45.76%) Java
2 46 (38.98%) C#
3 38 (32.20%) JavaScript
4 24 (20.34%) SQL
5 17 (14.41%) Java 8
6 13 (11.02%) Scala
6 13 (11.02%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.24%) C++
7 5 (4.24%) Python
8 4 (3.39%) Go
9 2 (1.69%) CQL
9 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) Degree
2 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (24.58%) Docker
2 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (13.56%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.54%) Ansible
2 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.54%) Puppet
3 2 (1.69%) Opsview
3 2 (1.69%) Terraform
4 1 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.47%) Rackspace
3 8 (6.78%) Oracle
4 7 (5.93%) Adobe
4 7 (5.93%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.69%) Google
5 2 (1.69%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Concur
6 1 (0.85%) SAP
6 1 (0.85%) Teradata