Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 13 December 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 71 80
Rank change year-on-year +17 +9 +21
Contract jobs citing Microservices 87 45 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.00% 2.29% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 2.79% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 20
Bristol median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £373 £375 £375
90th Percentile £575 £600 £525
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,847 1,613 1,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.84% 81.92% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,281 1,076 1,012
Bristol median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £276 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 48 68
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -4.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £14.99 £11.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.63 £48.25 £46.80
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Bristol

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Bristol

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Bristol over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Bristol

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 60 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (44.83%) .NET
2 39 (44.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (40.23%) DevOps
4 33 (37.93%) JavaScript
5 32 (36.78%) Docker
6 30 (34.48%) Java
7 28 (32.18%) MVC
8 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
8 27 (31.03%) Kubernetes
9 25 (28.74%) Amazon AWS
9 25 (28.74%) ASP.NET
10 21 (24.14%) C#
10 21 (24.14%) SOLID
11 20 (22.99%) Node.js
12 17 (19.54%) TDD
12 17 (19.54%) Linux
12 17 (19.54%) E-Commerce
12 17 (19.54%) RESTful
13 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (18.39%) Spring
14 15 (17.24%) Scrum
15 14 (16.09%) .NET Core
15 14 (16.09%) SQL
16 13 (14.94%) XML
16 13 (14.94%) Hibernate
16 13 (14.94%) React
16 13 (14.94%) Java 8
17 12 (13.79%) Spring Boot
17 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 4 (4.60%) CMS
1 4 (4.60%) Confluence
2 3 (3.45%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.30%) WildFly
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 39 (44.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (28.74%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (11.49%) npm
4 7 (8.05%) NuGet
5 3 (3.45%) IaaS
5 3 (3.45%) PaaS
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) HTTP
2 7 (8.05%) DNS
2 7 (8.05%) Firewall
2 7 (8.05%) VPN
3 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.75%) GIS
4 3 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.30%) DB2
5 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.20%) XMLUnit
3 7 (8.05%) JIRA
3 7 (8.05%) Moq
3 7 (8.05%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (8.05%) Selenium
3 7 (8.05%) SpecFlow
3 7 (8.05%) TeamCity
3 7 (8.05%) xUnit.net
4 5 (5.75%) Maven
5 4 (4.60%) IntelliJ
6 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.45%) Redmine
6 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.30%) JUnit
7 2 (2.30%) Liquibase
7 2 (2.30%) Mockito
7 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.30%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Electronics
3 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.15%) Law
3 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.15%) Marketing
3 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (67.82%) Developer
2 30 (34.48%) .NET Developer
3 19 (21.84%) Java Developer
4 16 (18.39%) Software Developer
5 15 (17.24%) .NET Software Developer
6 14 (16.09%) Senior .NET Developer
6 14 (16.09%) Senior Developer
7 13 (14.94%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 13 (14.94%) Senior Software Developer
8 8 (9.20%) Lead Developer
9 7 (8.05%) Analyst
10 6 (6.90%) AWS Developer
10 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (5.75%) Test Analyst
12 4 (4.60%) Agile Developer
12 4 (4.60%) Agile Java Developer
12 4 (4.60%) Architect
13 3 (3.45%) Applications Architect
13 3 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
13 3 (3.45%) EPiServer Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (44.83%) .NET
2 25 (28.74%) ASP.NET
3 20 (22.99%) Node.js
4 17 (19.54%) RESTful
5 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (18.39%) Spring
6 14 (16.09%) .NET Core
7 13 (14.94%) Hibernate
7 13 (14.94%) React
7 13 (14.94%) XML
8 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (13.79%) CSS
8 12 (13.79%) HTML
8 12 (13.79%) Spring Boot
9 11 (12.64%) .NET Framework
9 11 (12.64%) JSON
10 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
10 10 (11.49%) Redux
11 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET Core
11 8 (9.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (8.05%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.54%) Linux
2 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.60%) Unix
4 2 (2.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.23%) DevOps
3 28 (32.18%) MVC
4 21 (24.14%) SOLID
5 17 (19.54%) E-Commerce
5 17 (19.54%) TDD
6 15 (17.24%) Scrum
7 10 (11.49%) Dependency Injection
7 10 (11.49%) Migration
7 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
8 8 (9.20%) OO
8 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
8 8 (9.20%) Test Strategy
8 8 (9.20%) Unit Testing
8 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (9.20%) Web Development
9 7 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (8.05%) Load Balancing
9 7 (8.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 30 (34.48%) Java
3 21 (24.14%) C#
4 14 (16.09%) SQL
5 13 (14.94%) Java 8
6 8 (9.20%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.60%) Python
8 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.30%) Dart
9 2 (2.30%) JPQL
9 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.15%) ES6
10 1 (1.15%) Go
10 1 (1.15%) PHP
10 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) ISEB
1 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 32 (36.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (31.03%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.90%) Ansible
2 6 (6.90%) Puppet
3 5 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Oracle
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.15%) Google
3 1 (1.15%) SAP