Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 85 81
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 64 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.35% 1.29% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 1.56% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 23
Bristol median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £359 £373 £375
90th Percentile £575 £526 £511
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
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 1,611 1,406 1,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.30% 82.56% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 936 1,094
Bristol median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% - -
10th Percentile £273 £252 £250
90th Percentile £538 £528 £550
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 60
Bristol median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.67% +38.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.69 £47.05
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +5.56%

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 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 50 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (51.56%) JavaScript
3 29 (45.31%) HTML
4 27 (42.19%) Java
5 26 (40.63%) CSS
5 26 (40.63%) Git (software)
6 25 (39.06%) .NET
7 24 (37.50%) XML
8 22 (34.38%) Scrum
8 22 (34.38%) TeamCity
9 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
10 20 (31.25%) C#
10 20 (31.25%) Banking
10 20 (31.25%) JIRA
11 19 (29.69%) HTML5
11 19 (29.69%) CSS3
11 19 (29.69%) Oracle
11 19 (29.69%) Finance
12 18 (28.13%) MVC
12 18 (28.13%) SQL
12 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (28.13%) Spring
13 17 (26.56%) Confluence
13 17 (26.56%) DHTML
13 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
13 17 (26.56%) Web Services
14 16 (25.00%) Ant
14 16 (25.00%) Unit Testing
14 16 (25.00%) Artifactory
15 15 (23.44%) Docker

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 17 (26.56%) Confluence
2 9 (14.06%) WebSphere
3 8 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.69%) CMS
4 3 (4.69%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (10.94%) npm
3 7 (10.94%) NuGet
4 2 (3.13%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.56%) IaaS
5 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) DB2
3 4 (6.25%) DTS
4 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.56%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 26 (40.63%) Git (software)
2 22 (34.38%) TeamCity
3 20 (31.25%) JIRA
4 16 (25.00%) Ant
4 16 (25.00%) Artifactory
5 11 (17.19%) Maven
6 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
7 9 (14.06%) Eclipse
7 9 (14.06%) Selenium
8 7 (10.94%) Moq
8 7 (10.94%) SpecFlow
8 7 (10.94%) XMLUnit
8 7 (10.94%) xUnit.net
9 5 (7.81%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
11 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.56%) CruiseControl
12 1 (1.56%) Mocha
12 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (31.25%) Banking
2 19 (29.69%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (76.56%) Developer
2 17 (26.56%) .NET Developer
2 17 (26.56%) Java Developer
3 10 (15.63%) .NET Software Developer
3 10 (15.63%) Software Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Senior .NET Software Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Lead Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Backend Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Architect
8 3 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) EPiServer Developer
8 3 (4.69%) React Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) HTML
2 26 (40.63%) CSS
3 25 (39.06%) .NET
4 24 (37.50%) XML
5 19 (29.69%) CSS3
5 19 (29.69%) HTML5
6 18 (28.13%) Spring
7 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
7 17 (26.56%) DHTML
7 17 (26.56%) Web Services
8 14 (21.88%) Hibernate
8 14 (21.88%) SOAP
9 12 (18.75%) REST
10 11 (17.19%) J2EE
11 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (15.63%) EJB
11 10 (15.63%) JMS
11 10 (15.63%) JSP
11 10 (15.63%) Node.js
12 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) User Experience
2 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.94%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.13%) Fintech
6 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Unix
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Scrum
3 18 (28.13%) MVC
4 16 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 15 (23.44%) SOLID
6 14 (21.88%) DevOps
7 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
7 10 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.50%) Front End Development
9 8 (12.50%) SOA
9 8 (12.50%) User Stories
9 8 (12.50%) Web Development
10 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.94%) Dependency Injection
10 7 (10.94%) TDD
11 6 (9.38%) Strategic Thinking
12 4 (6.25%) BDD
12 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
13 3 (4.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) JavaScript
2 27 (42.19%) Java
3 20 (31.25%) C#
4 18 (28.13%) SQL
5 9 (14.06%) PL/SQL
6 6 (9.38%) Java 8
7 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.13%) Dart
9 1 (1.56%) ES6
9 1 (1.56%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) Python
9 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.25%) Puppet
3 3 (4.69%) Ansible
4 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Oracle
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Sybase