Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 99 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 - -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 23 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.44% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 0
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +12.36% -1.11% -
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 1294 1239 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.13% 81.46% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 801 647
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £230
90th Percentile £525 £550 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) TDD
3 8 (34.78%) BDD
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Spring
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) REST
6 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) Python
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) SOAP
7 4 (17.39%) Open Source
7 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
7 4 (17.39%) Web Development
7 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) MuleSoft
8 3 (13.04%) Docker
8 3 (13.04%) DevOps
8 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
8 3 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (13.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (13.04%) jQuery
8 3 (13.04%) Symfony
8 3 (13.04%) Zend

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 2 (8.70%) Anypoint
1 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (8.70%) CMS
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) DNN
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Heroku
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (8.70%) GitHub
3 2 (8.70%) IaaS
3 2 (8.70%) OpenShift
3 2 (8.70%) PaaS
3 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) DB2
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.35%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) JUnit
2 3 (13.04%) Maven
2 3 (13.04%) Mockito
3 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
3 2 (8.70%) DbUnit
3 2 (8.70%) GitLab
3 2 (8.70%) jMock
3 2 (8.70%) SonarQube
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.35%) ERwin
4 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (4.35%) WebStorm
General
1 2 (8.70%) Billing
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Python Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Web Developer
5 3 (13.04%) PHP Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) AWS Architect
6 2 (8.70%) BPM Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.70%) MuleSoft Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Python Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead DevOps
7 1 (4.35%) MongoDB Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Pentaho Developer
7 1 (4.35%) UML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Spring
2 5 (21.74%) REST
2 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) SOAP
4 3 (13.04%) .NET
4 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) HTML5
4 3 (13.04%) jQuery
4 3 (13.04%) Symfony
4 3 (13.04%) XML
5 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) CSS3
5 2 (8.70%) Ember.js
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE
5 2 (8.70%) PowerMock
5 2 (8.70%) RESTful
5 2 (8.70%) Spring Boot
5 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) CentOS
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) BDD
2 8 (34.78%) TDD
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) Open Source
5 4 (17.39%) Web Development
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (13.04%) MVC
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) SOA
7 2 (8.70%) API Design
7 2 (8.70%) API Development
7 2 (8.70%) API Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (8.70%) Progressive Web App
7 2 (8.70%) SOLID
7 2 (8.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 5 (21.74%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) Groovy
4 1 (4.35%) Jython
4 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) DBS Check
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) MuleSoft
2 3 (13.04%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (13.04%) Zend
3 2 (8.70%) Apigee
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Embarcadero
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Talend