Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 117 166
Rank change year-on-year +38 +49 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 99 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.51% 1.10% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 1.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 24 4
Berkshire median daily rate £433 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.62% -2.33% -
10th Percentile £363 £400 £504
90th Percentile £638 £613 £575
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 - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +18.75%

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 3,356 3,157 3,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.20% 82.73% 81.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,671 1,530 2,115
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 121 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £8.02 £11.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £35.70
South East median hourly rate £24.88 £19.66 £23.00
% change year-on-year +26.53% -14.52% +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +29 49 £425 -5.66% 14
Bracknell +3 14 £420 -20.00% 11
Maidenhead +3 14 £458 -14.49% 11
Newbury -10 6 £525 +16.67% 3
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 52 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.46%) Java
3 42 (42.42%) .NET
4 41 (41.41%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (38.38%) C#
6 35 (35.35%) TDD
7 32 (32.32%) JavaScript
7 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 30 (30.30%) REST
9 29 (29.29%) Scrum
10 24 (24.24%) DevOps
11 23 (23.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (23.23%) NoSQL
11 23 (23.23%) MVC
12 22 (22.22%) SQL
13 20 (20.20%) Spring
13 20 (20.20%) SOA
13 20 (20.20%) AngularJS
14 19 (19.19%) Docker
14 19 (19.19%) ASP.NET
15 18 (18.18%) React
15 18 (18.18%) .NET Core
16 17 (17.17%) Kanban
17 16 (16.16%) Git (software)
17 16 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (15.15%) Pair Programming
18 15 (15.15%) Web Services
18 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
18 15 (15.15%) Open Source
19 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering

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 12 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (10.10%) Apache Solr
3 7 (7.07%) Confluence
3 7 (7.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (3.03%) CMS
4 3 (3.03%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.02%) IIS
6 1 (1.01%) JBoss
6 1 (1.01%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 41 (41.41%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (8.08%) IaaS
5 8 (8.08%) PaaS
6 7 (7.07%) Serverless
7 5 (5.05%) GitHub
8 4 (4.04%) SaaS
9 3 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (3.03%) Amazon S3
9 3 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (3.03%) CloudFront
10 2 (2.02%) Firebase
10 2 (2.02%) NuGet
11 1 (1.01%) npm
11 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (7.07%) Ethernet
2 7 (7.07%) HTTP
2 7 (7.07%) MPLS
2 7 (7.07%) Wireless
3 4 (4.04%) SMTP
4 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.01%) AMQP
5 1 (1.01%) DNS
5 1 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.23%) NoSQL
2 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
3 12 (12.12%) Big Data
4 11 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (9.09%) MongoDB
6 8 (8.08%) Neo4j
7 7 (7.07%) Redis
8 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.04%) MySQL
9 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
10 3 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (2.02%) CouchDB
12 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.01%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.08%) JIRA
3 8 (8.08%) Maven
4 7 (7.07%) Eclipse
4 7 (7.07%) Jasmine
5 6 (6.06%) JUnit
5 6 (6.06%) Mocha
5 6 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (5.05%) Gradle
6 5 (5.05%) IntelliJ
6 5 (5.05%) Mercurial
7 4 (4.04%) gulp
7 4 (4.04%) SonarQube
7 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.03%) Checkstyle
8 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.03%) Protractor
8 3 (3.03%) RSpec
General
1 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.04%) Back Office
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
2 4 (4.04%) Finance
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Automotive
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (64.65%) Developer
2 26 (26.26%) Architect
3 21 (21.21%) .NET Developer
4 18 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 10 (10.10%) Scala Developer
6 9 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (8.08%) React Developer
8 7 (7.07%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (7.07%) OSS Architect
9 6 (6.06%) Angular Developer
9 6 (6.06%) Java Scala Developer
9 6 (6.06%) OSS Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.06%) Web Developer
10 5 (5.05%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.04%) C# Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (42.42%) .NET
2 30 (30.30%) REST
3 23 (23.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (20.20%) AngularJS
4 20 (20.20%) Spring
5 19 (19.19%) ASP.NET
6 18 (18.18%) .NET Core
6 18 (18.18%) React
7 15 (15.15%) Web Services
8 13 (13.13%) Node.js
9 11 (11.11%) Spring Boot
10 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (9.09%) Angular 2
11 9 (9.09%) J2EE
11 9 (9.09%) JSON
11 9 (9.09%) Kafka
11 9 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (8.08%) Play Framework
13 7 (7.07%) Lucene
13 7 (7.07%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.04%) iPad
4 4 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.02%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.02%) Life Science
6 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (5.05%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) Unix
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.35%) TDD
3 29 (29.29%) Scrum
4 24 (24.24%) DevOps
5 23 (23.23%) MVC
6 20 (20.20%) SOA
7 17 (17.17%) Kanban
8 16 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (15.15%) Open Source
9 15 (15.15%) Pair Programming
10 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering
11 12 (12.12%) Multithreading
12 11 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 11 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.10%) BDD
13 10 (10.10%) User Stories
14 9 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
15 8 (8.08%) SOLID
16 7 (7.07%) Network Optimisation
16 7 (7.07%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) Java
2 38 (38.38%) C#
3 32 (32.32%) JavaScript
4 22 (22.22%) SQL
5 11 (11.11%) Scala
5 11 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 9 (9.09%) Java 8
7 6 (6.06%) Python
8 5 (5.05%) C++
9 4 (4.04%) Go
10 2 (2.02%) CQL
10 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.02%) Ruby
11 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.02%) Degree
3 1 (1.01%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) GCP
2 3 (3.03%) GDPR
3 2 (2.02%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 19 (19.19%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.02%) Opsview
3 1 (1.01%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) Oracle
3 7 (7.07%) TIBCO
4 6 (6.06%) Google
5 5 (5.05%) Rackspace
6 3 (3.03%) Adobe
7 2 (2.02%) VMware
8 1 (1.01%) Capita
8 1 (1.01%) Mercator
8 1 (1.01%) Teradata