Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 63 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 - +80
Contract jobs citing Microservices 47 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.16% 1.99% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 2.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 0
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £488
% change year-on-year -5.26% -2.56% +30.00%
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 1,223 1,033 1,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.30% 82.18% 83.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 689 805
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £257 £263 £218
90th Percentile £575 £525 £533
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.88 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.64% -1.97% -35.56%
10th Percentile £8.39 £11.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.50 £41.30 £41.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.57% +20.00% -23.91%

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 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 35 (74.47%) Java
2 33 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (57.45%) Spring
4 24 (51.06%) TDD
5 23 (48.94%) JavaScript
6 22 (46.81%) Spring Boot
7 21 (44.68%) Hibernate
8 20 (42.55%) Apache Camel
9 19 (40.43%) Java 8
9 19 (40.43%) WebSphere
9 19 (40.43%) Git (software)
9 19 (40.43%) RabbitMQ
10 18 (38.30%) Migration
10 18 (38.30%) IBM
10 18 (38.30%) Relational Database
11 17 (36.17%) HTML
12 16 (34.04%) CSS
12 16 (34.04%) Scrum
13 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
14 14 (29.79%) Subversion
15 13 (27.66%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (27.66%) SQL
16 12 (25.53%) BDD
17 11 (23.40%) C#
18 10 (21.28%) RESTful
19 9 (19.15%) .NET
20 8 (17.02%) OO
20 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
20 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
20 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared

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 19 (40.43%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.64%) Apache
3 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
5 1 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (6.38%) IaaS
2 3 (6.38%) PaaS
2 3 (6.38%) SaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.26%) Serverless
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) GitHub
4 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) SMS
2 3 (6.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) Relational Database
2 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
3 13 (27.66%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
5 5 (10.64%) Hazelcast
5 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (4.26%) Big Data
7 2 (4.26%) Data Lake
7 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.26%) Redis
8 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.13%) MySQL
8 1 (2.13%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Git (software)
2 14 (29.79%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.26%) Maven
4 1 (2.13%) DbUnit
4 1 (2.13%) GitLab
4 1 (2.13%) Gradle
4 1 (2.13%) Grunt
4 1 (2.13%) jMock
4 1 (2.13%) JUnit
4 1 (2.13%) Mockito
4 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (6.38%) Banking
1 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Developer
2 27 (57.45%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Agile Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Cloud Developer
8 3 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Angular Developer
9 2 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Azure Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Agile Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (57.45%) Spring
2 22 (46.81%) Spring Boot
3 21 (44.68%) Hibernate
4 20 (42.55%) Apache Camel
5 19 (40.43%) RabbitMQ
6 17 (36.17%) HTML
7 16 (34.04%) CSS
8 10 (21.28%) RESTful
9 9 (19.15%) .NET
10 5 (10.64%) Node.js
10 5 (10.64%) REST
11 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
11 4 (8.51%) J2EE
11 4 (8.51%) React
11 4 (8.51%) Web Services
11 4 (8.51%) XML
12 3 (6.38%) .NET Core
12 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (6.38%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (4.26%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) TDD
3 18 (38.30%) Migration
4 16 (34.04%) Scrum
5 12 (25.53%) BDD
6 8 (17.02%) OO
7 7 (14.89%) DevOps
8 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.77%) SDLC
9 5 (10.64%) Data Integration
9 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (10.64%) Kanban
10 4 (8.51%) Service Design
10 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.38%) Multithreaded Programming
11 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
11 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
11 3 (6.38%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 35 (74.47%) Java
2 23 (48.94%) JavaScript
3 19 (40.43%) Java 8
4 13 (27.66%) SQL
5 11 (23.40%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) Groovy
7 1 (2.13%) Clojure
7 1 (2.13%) Erlang
7 1 (2.13%) F#
7 1 (2.13%) Haskell
7 1 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) DBS Check
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.13%) etcd
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.13%) Consul
1 1 (2.13%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) IBM
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) MuleSoft
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Apigee
4 2 (4.26%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Xamarin