Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 91 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 - -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 24 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.52% 0.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 0
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £460 £500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% -
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 1,296 1,153 1,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.08% 82.59% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 732 649
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £225 £251 £213
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £9.22 £10.83 £10.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.25 £47.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%

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 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) DevOps
3 10 (41.67%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) MuleSoft
4 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (37.50%) BDD
5 8 (33.33%) RESTful
5 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (33.33%) OO
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 6 (25.00%) PHP
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) Spring
6 6 (25.00%) Symfony
6 6 (25.00%) Zend
6 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (25.00%) Anypoint
6 6 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
7 5 (20.83%) SOLID
7 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.83%) Web Development
7 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.83%) OWASP
7 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
8 4 (16.67%) JUnit
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (16.67%) XML

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 6 (25.00%) Anypoint
2 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.33%) Serverless
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
2 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (8.33%) Hazelcast
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) Redis
5 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
1 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) JUnit
2 4 (16.67%) Maven
2 4 (16.67%) Mockito
3 3 (12.50%) DbUnit
3 3 (12.50%) jMock
3 3 (12.50%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.17%) GitLab
4 1 (4.17%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.17%) WebStorm
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Architect
3 6 (25.00%) MuleSoft Architect
3 6 (25.00%) PHP Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (12.50%) BPM Developer
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) AWS Architect
6 2 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Cloud Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) RESTful
2 6 (25.00%) Spring
2 6 (25.00%) Symfony
3 4 (16.67%) Node.js
3 4 (16.67%) REST
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (12.50%) Apache Camel
4 3 (12.50%) J2EE
4 3 (12.50%) PowerMock
4 3 (12.50%) SOAP
5 2 (8.33%) HTML
5 2 (8.33%) HTML5
5 2 (8.33%) Hystrix
5 2 (8.33%) JMS
5 2 (8.33%) Memcached
5 2 (8.33%) OAuth
5 2 (8.33%) OAuth2
6 1 (4.17%) CSS3
6 1 (4.17%) Finagle
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (8.33%) Cloud Native
3 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Social Media
4 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) DevOps
3 10 (41.67%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) BDD
5 8 (33.33%) OO
6 6 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.83%) OWASP
7 5 (20.83%) SOLID
7 5 (20.83%) Web Development
8 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) Kanban
8 3 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 2 (8.33%) Code Coverage
9 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
9 2 (8.33%) Service Design
9 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) PHP
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) Groovy
4 2 (8.33%) Scala
5 1 (4.17%) Clojure
5 1 (4.17%) Erlang
5 1 (4.17%) F#
5 1 (4.17%) Haskell
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) MuleSoft
2 6 (25.00%) Zend
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Apigee
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Google