Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 81 83
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 +46
Contract jobs citing Microservices 41 97 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.37% 2.27% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.59% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 69 51
Median daily rate £500 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +15.29% -19.05%
10th Percentile £374 £369 £363
90th Percentile £602 £688 £575
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.62% - -

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 1,462 3,743 3,499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.36% 87.68% 86.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 1,810 1,773
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £300 £271
90th Percentile £638 £615 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 118 80
Median hourly rate £25.91 £21.99 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.83% +2.28% +43.33%
10th Percentile £16.15 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £54.10 £74.88 £50.13
Median hourly rate £29.80 £31.42 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.16% +25.69% +25.00%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Berkshire

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in Berkshire

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in Berkshire over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 +10 18 £525 +5.00% 10
Bracknell +21 5 £625 +38.89% 2
Newbury -3 4 £488 +21.88% 5
Slough +23 3 £463 -19.57% 2
Maidenhead +17 3 £500 +5.26% 2
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 21 (51.22%) Java
2 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (43.90%) AWS
4 15 (36.59%) Azure
5 13 (31.71%) DevOps
6 11 (26.83%) Spring Boot
7 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
7 10 (24.39%) C#
7 10 (24.39%) .NET
7 10 (24.39%) RESTful
8 9 (21.95%) Spring
8 9 (21.95%) Web Services
9 8 (19.51%) Docker
10 7 (17.07%) Kubernetes
10 7 (17.07%) Serverless
10 7 (17.07%) SQL
10 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
11 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (14.63%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (12.20%) .NET Core
12 5 (12.20%) Java 8
12 5 (12.20%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (12.20%) Amazon S3
12 5 (12.20%) REST
12 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
12 5 (12.20%) MVC
12 5 (12.20%) Python
13 4 (9.76%) OOP
13 4 (9.76%) OO
13 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce

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 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
2 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (43.90%) AWS
2 15 (36.59%) Azure
3 7 (17.07%) Serverless
4 6 (14.63%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (12.20%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (12.20%) Amazon S3
6 4 (9.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (9.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (9.76%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (9.76%) Apigee
6 4 (9.76%) CloudFront
7 3 (7.32%) SaaS
8 2 (4.88%) IaaS
8 2 (4.88%) PaaS
9 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (2.44%) GCP
9 1 (2.44%) GitHub
9 1 (2.44%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) DNS
1 2 (4.88%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) FTP
2 1 (2.44%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Maven
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) Ant
4 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.44%) Checkstyle
4 1 (2.44%) CircleCI
4 1 (2.44%) Gradle
4 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.44%) Mocha
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) TestNG
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Architect
3 10 (24.39%) Java Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (17.07%) Senior Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
7 5 (12.20%) AWS Developer
7 5 (12.20%) Digital Architect
7 5 (12.20%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce Architect
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) Spring Boot
2 10 (24.39%) .NET
2 10 (24.39%) RESTful
3 9 (21.95%) Spring
3 9 (21.95%) Web Services
4 5 (12.20%) .NET Core
4 5 (12.20%) REST
5 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.76%) HTML
6 3 (7.32%) CSS
6 3 (7.32%) CSS3
6 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.32%) HTML5
6 3 (7.32%) JSON
6 3 (7.32%) Node.js
6 3 (7.32%) OAuth
6 3 (7.32%) OpenID
6 3 (7.32%) React
6 3 (7.32%) XML
7 2 (4.88%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) PKI
1 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.44%) Digital TV
2 1 (2.44%) Industry 4.0
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) DevOps
3 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.20%) MVC
5 4 (9.76%) Analytics
5 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.76%) OO
5 4 (9.76%) OOP
5 4 (9.76%) Scrum
5 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
5 4 (9.76%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (7.32%) ERP
6 3 (7.32%) Kanban
6 3 (7.32%) SOA
6 3 (7.32%) TDD
6 3 (7.32%) User Stories
7 2 (4.88%) CRM
7 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.88%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) C#
2 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.07%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) Java 8
4 5 (12.20%) Python
5 3 (7.32%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) Perl
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.44%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.44%) C
7 1 (2.44%) ES6
7 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (2.44%) PhD
2 1 (2.44%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.88%) Istio
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Google
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.88%) WSO2
4 1 (2.44%) hybris
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Sitecore