Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 82 95
Rank change year-on-year +52 +13 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 76 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.77% 1.26% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 1.53% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 15 3
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £374 £388 £525
90th Percentile £550 £592 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £468 £498 £450
% change year-on-year -6.03% +10.56% -
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 1,109 1,309 1,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.14% 82.59% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 950 716
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.47%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £248
90th Percentile £560 £538 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 34
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% +3.33% -10.45%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.31 £10.60
90th Percentile £44.13 £45.35 £27.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.98 £18.94
% change year-on-year -35.95% +31.89% -5.30%

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 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 59 (77.63%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (64.47%) Java
3 48 (63.16%) TDD
4 44 (57.89%) Spring Boot
5 42 (55.26%) Java 8
6 40 (52.63%) Spring
7 37 (48.68%) JavaScript
8 35 (46.05%) Hibernate
9 30 (39.47%) Migration
10 29 (38.16%) HTML
11 28 (36.84%) WebSphere
11 28 (36.84%) Git (software)
11 28 (36.84%) BDD
12 26 (34.21%) Apache Camel
12 26 (34.21%) Relational Database
12 26 (34.21%) SQL
12 26 (34.21%) IBM
12 26 (34.21%) DevOps
13 25 (32.89%) SQL Server
13 25 (32.89%) CSS
13 25 (32.89%) PostgreSQL
13 25 (32.89%) Subversion
14 24 (31.58%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
15 23 (30.26%) Trunk-Based Development
16 20 (26.32%) Docker
17 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
17 17 (22.37%) .NET
18 15 (19.74%) C#
19 14 (18.42%) AngularJS

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 28 (36.84%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.84%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (9.21%) IaaS
4 7 (9.21%) PaaS
4 7 (9.21%) SaaS
5 5 (6.58%) Serverless
6 4 (5.26%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.32%) GitHub
7 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (34.21%) Relational Database
2 25 (32.89%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (32.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.58%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.63%) Redis
6 1 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 28 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 25 (32.89%) Subversion
3 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 11 (14.47%) NUnit
4 11 (14.47%) Selenium
5 10 (13.16%) JIRA
6 9 (11.84%) IntelliJ
6 9 (11.84%) Moq
7 4 (5.26%) MSTest
8 3 (3.95%) Maven
9 2 (2.63%) DbUnit
9 2 (2.63%) jMock
9 2 (2.63%) JUnit
9 2 (2.63%) Mockito
9 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.32%) Grunt
10 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (63.16%) Developer
2 39 (51.32%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.42%) Architect
4 9 (11.84%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Agile Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Agile Java Developer
4 9 (11.84%) AWS Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Java Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.95%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (3.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Azure Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (57.89%) Spring Boot
2 40 (52.63%) Spring
3 35 (46.05%) Hibernate
4 29 (38.16%) HTML
5 26 (34.21%) Apache Camel
6 25 (32.89%) CSS
7 24 (31.58%) RabbitMQ
8 17 (22.37%) .NET
9 14 (18.42%) AngularJS
10 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
11 9 (11.84%) Dropwizard
11 9 (11.84%) Node.js
12 8 (10.53%) React
12 8 (10.53%) RESTful
13 6 (7.89%) HTML5
14 5 (6.58%) .NET Core
14 5 (6.58%) jQuery
14 5 (6.58%) Web Services
15 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
15 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.21%) Data Structures
1 7 (9.21%) User Experience
2 3 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (77.63%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (63.16%) TDD
3 30 (39.47%) Migration
4 28 (36.84%) BDD
5 26 (34.21%) DevOps
6 23 (30.26%) Trunk-Based Development
7 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (11.84%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (11.84%) UML
9 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling
9 7 (9.21%) Information Security
9 7 (9.21%) SDLC
10 6 (7.89%) MVC
10 6 (7.89%) Scrum
11 5 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Front End Development
12 4 (5.26%) SOA
13 3 (3.95%) Domain-Driven Design
13 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 49 (64.47%) Java
2 42 (55.26%) Java 8
3 37 (48.68%) JavaScript
4 26 (34.21%) SQL
5 15 (19.74%) C#
6 2 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 20 (26.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.32%) etcd
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Terraform
2 4 (5.26%) Ansible
2 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.32%) Consul
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) IBM
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (1.32%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle