Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 November 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 70 96
Rank change year-on-year +33 +26 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 70 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.89% 1.71% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.89% 2.08% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 3
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -13.64% -
10th Percentile £400 £361 £525
90th Percentile £550 £675 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £500 £415
% change year-on-year -6.00% +20.48% -7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,188 1,298 1,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.02% 82.20% 84.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 955 833
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £231 £250
90th Percentile £557 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.88 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.40 £46.40 £32.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.31
% change year-on-year -31.09% +32.87% -13.45%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Birmingham

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Birmingham

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Birmingham over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 51 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (60.00%) TDD
2 42 (60.00%) Java
3 37 (52.86%) Spring Boot
4 36 (51.43%) Java 8
5 32 (45.71%) JavaScript
5 32 (45.71%) Spring
6 28 (40.00%) Hibernate
6 28 (40.00%) DevOps
7 25 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (30.00%) .NET
8 21 (30.00%) Docker
9 20 (28.57%) C#
9 20 (28.57%) HTML
10 19 (27.14%) AngularJS
11 17 (24.29%) Git (software)
11 17 (24.29%) Relational Database
11 17 (24.29%) Apache Camel
12 16 (22.86%) WebSphere
12 16 (22.86%) BDD
12 16 (22.86%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (21.43%) SQL
13 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
13 15 (21.43%) ASP.NET
13 15 (21.43%) CSS
13 15 (21.43%) IBM
13 15 (21.43%) Migration
13 15 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 16 (22.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) Apache
2 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.86%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (7.14%) Serverless
5 4 (5.71%) Azure Functions
6 3 (4.29%) IaaS
6 3 (4.29%) PaaS
6 3 (4.29%) SaaS
7 2 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) VoIP
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.29%) Relational Database
2 15 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.86%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (7.14%) MySQL
5 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.29%) Redis
7 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.43%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Git (software)
2 13 (18.57%) Subversion
3 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
4 11 (15.71%) NUnit
5 10 (14.29%) IntelliJ
5 10 (14.29%) Selenium
6 9 (12.86%) JIRA
6 9 (12.86%) Moq
7 4 (5.71%) MSTest
8 3 (4.29%) Maven
9 2 (2.86%) Gradle
9 2 (2.86%) Grunt
10 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.43%) DbUnit
10 1 (1.43%) GitLab
10 1 (1.43%) jMock
10 1 (1.43%) JUnit
10 1 (1.43%) Mockito
10 1 (1.43%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Retail
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (64.29%) Developer
2 31 (44.29%) Java Developer
3 13 (18.57%) .NET Developer
4 12 (17.14%) Agile Developer
5 11 (15.71%) Agile Java Developer
5 11 (15.71%) Architect
6 10 (14.29%) AWS Developer
7 8 (11.43%) Java Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.14%) C# Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Angular Developer
11 3 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
11 3 (4.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) AWS Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (52.86%) Spring Boot
2 32 (45.71%) Spring
3 28 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 21 (30.00%) .NET
5 20 (28.57%) HTML
6 19 (27.14%) AngularJS
7 17 (24.29%) Apache Camel
8 16 (22.86%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (21.43%) ASP.NET
9 15 (21.43%) CSS
10 12 (17.14%) React
11 10 (14.29%) Dropwizard
11 10 (14.29%) Node.js
12 9 (12.86%) .NET Core
13 8 (11.43%) jQuery
14 7 (10.00%) HTML5
14 7 (10.00%) RESTful
15 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 4 (5.71%) .NET Framework
16 4 (5.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
1 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (4.29%) User Experience
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (60.00%) TDD
3 28 (40.00%) DevOps
4 16 (22.86%) BDD
5 15 (21.43%) Migration
6 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (18.57%) Scrum
7 10 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (12.86%) UML
9 8 (11.43%) MVC
10 5 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (7.14%) SDLC
10 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Front End Development
11 4 (5.71%) Kanban
11 4 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (5.71%) SOA
12 3 (4.29%) Co-Creation
12 3 (4.29%) Data Integration
12 3 (4.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.00%) Java
2 36 (51.43%) Java 8
3 32 (45.71%) JavaScript
4 20 (28.57%) C#
5 15 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (4.29%) Python
7 2 (2.86%) Groovy
8 1 (1.43%) Go
8 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
System Software
1 21 (30.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.86%) etcd
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Terraform
2 4 (5.71%) Ansible
2 4 (5.71%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.86%) Consul
5 1 (1.43%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) IBM
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.43%) Google
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle