Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 66 100
Rank change year-on-year +25 +34 -24
Contract jobs citing Microservices 67 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.51% 2.05% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.54% 2.47% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 2
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +57.14%
10th Percentile £375 £366 £525
90th Percentile £550 £665 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £479 £500 £480
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.17% +28.00%
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 1,210 1,176 1,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.43% 82.99% 82.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 849 865
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £227 £254 £242
90th Percentile £563 £525 £542
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.02% -6.97% -34.74%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.13 £10.80
90th Percentile £25.40 £44.30 £38.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -31.82% +22.22% -18.18%

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 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (74.63%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (62.69%) Java
3 41 (61.19%) TDD
4 38 (56.72%) Spring Boot
5 37 (55.22%) JavaScript
6 35 (52.24%) Java 8
7 32 (47.76%) Spring
8 28 (41.79%) Hibernate
9 25 (37.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (35.82%) HTML
10 24 (35.82%) Relational Database
11 22 (32.84%) .NET
12 21 (31.34%) C#
12 21 (31.34%) Apache Camel
13 20 (29.85%) WebSphere
13 20 (29.85%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (28.36%) AngularJS
14 19 (28.36%) Git (software)
14 19 (28.36%) SQL Server
14 19 (28.36%) CSS
14 19 (28.36%) IBM
14 19 (28.36%) DevOps
15 18 (26.87%) SQL
15 18 (26.87%) Migration
15 18 (26.87%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (25.37%) BDD
17 16 (23.88%) Subversion
17 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
18 15 (22.39%) Scrum
18 15 (22.39%) Docker

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 20 (29.85%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (14.93%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (5.97%) Azure Functions
4 4 (5.97%) Serverless
5 3 (4.48%) IaaS
5 3 (4.48%) PaaS
5 3 (4.48%) SaaS
6 2 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.99%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) VoIP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (35.82%) Relational Database
2 19 (28.36%) SQL Server
3 18 (26.87%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
5 5 (7.46%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (7.46%) MySQL
5 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
5 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.48%) Hazelcast
6 3 (4.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) Git (software)
2 16 (23.88%) Subversion
3 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
3 11 (16.42%) NUnit
4 10 (14.93%) Selenium
5 9 (13.43%) JIRA
5 9 (13.43%) Moq
6 6 (8.96%) IntelliJ
7 4 (5.97%) MSTest
8 2 (2.99%) Gradle
8 2 (2.99%) Grunt
8 2 (2.99%) Maven
9 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.49%) GitLab
9 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (4.48%) Banking
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
1 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (68.66%) Developer
2 31 (46.27%) Java Developer
3 13 (19.40%) .NET Developer
4 11 (16.42%) Architect
5 9 (13.43%) Agile Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Java Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.96%) AWS Developer
8 6 (8.96%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
9 5 (7.46%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
11 3 (4.48%) Angular Developer
11 3 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 2 (2.99%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (56.72%) Spring Boot
2 32 (47.76%) Spring
3 28 (41.79%) Hibernate
4 24 (35.82%) HTML
5 22 (32.84%) .NET
6 21 (31.34%) Apache Camel
7 20 (29.85%) RabbitMQ
8 19 (28.36%) AngularJS
8 19 (28.36%) CSS
9 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
10 13 (19.40%) React
11 10 (14.93%) Node.js
12 8 (11.94%) .NET Core
12 8 (11.94%) jQuery
13 7 (10.45%) HTML5
14 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (8.96%) Dropwizard
14 6 (8.96%) REST
14 6 (8.96%) RESTful
15 5 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.48%) Data Structures
1 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (4.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (74.63%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (61.19%) TDD
3 19 (28.36%) DevOps
4 18 (26.87%) Migration
5 17 (25.37%) BDD
6 15 (22.39%) Scrum
7 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (14.93%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (13.43%) MVC
9 9 (13.43%) UML
10 6 (8.96%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (8.96%) SDLC
11 4 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (5.97%) Front End Development
11 4 (5.97%) Kanban
11 4 (5.97%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (5.97%) SOA
11 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
12 3 (4.48%) Multithreading
12 3 (4.48%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (62.69%) Java
2 37 (55.22%) JavaScript
3 35 (52.24%) Java 8
4 21 (31.34%) C#
5 18 (26.87%) SQL
6 3 (4.48%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) Groovy
8 1 (1.49%) Go
8 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Docker
2 2 (2.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.99%) etcd
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.48%) Terraform
2 2 (2.99%) Consul
2 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) IBM
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.94%) Google
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) Xamarin