Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 74 77
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 82 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.94% 1.79% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 2.17% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 26
Bristol median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £373 £370 £375
90th Percentile £575 £580 £510
South West median daily rate £466 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +9.71% -5.56% +2.86%
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 1,753 1,569 1,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.16% 82.62% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 1,061 1,049
Bristol median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £254
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 43 70
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £28.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% -1.15% +49.79%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.75 £49.50 £45.33
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.61% - -6.67%

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 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 59 (71.95%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (43.90%) JavaScript
3 34 (41.46%) .NET
3 34 (41.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (39.02%) DevOps
5 31 (37.80%) Java
6 26 (31.71%) Docker
7 24 (29.27%) SQL Server
7 24 (29.27%) MVC
8 23 (28.05%) ASP.NET
9 22 (26.83%) C#
9 22 (26.83%) Kubernetes
10 20 (24.39%) XML
10 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
11 18 (21.95%) CSS
11 18 (21.95%) HTML
11 18 (21.95%) SOLID
12 17 (20.73%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (19.51%) Scrum
13 16 (19.51%) Spring
14 15 (18.29%) Hibernate
14 15 (18.29%) TDD
14 15 (18.29%) Finance
14 15 (18.29%) Node.js
15 14 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (17.07%) Java 8
15 14 (17.07%) SQL
15 14 (17.07%) Linux
15 14 (17.07%) TeamCity
16 13 (15.85%) JIRA

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 11 (13.41%) Confluence
2 4 (4.88%) CMS
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.66%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.44%) WildFly
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 34 (41.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (20.73%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.54%) npm
3 7 (8.54%) NuGet
4 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.44%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) HTTP
2 7 (8.54%) DNS
2 7 (8.54%) Firewall
2 7 (8.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.88%) DB2
4 3 (3.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.44%) DTS
5 2 (2.44%) GIS
5 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (17.07%) TeamCity
3 13 (15.85%) JIRA
4 10 (12.20%) Ant
5 9 (10.98%) Artifactory
5 9 (10.98%) Maven
5 9 (10.98%) Selenium
6 8 (9.76%) XMLUnit
7 7 (8.54%) Moq
7 7 (8.54%) SpecFlow
7 7 (8.54%) xUnit.net
8 5 (6.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (4.88%) Eclipse
9 4 (4.88%) IntelliJ
9 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.44%) Checkstyle
10 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.44%) JUnit
10 2 (2.44%) Mockito
10 2 (2.44%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Electronics
3 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Legal
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (69.51%) Developer
2 25 (30.49%) .NET Developer
3 19 (23.17%) Java Developer
4 13 (15.85%) .NET Software Developer
4 13 (15.85%) Software Developer
5 11 (13.41%) Senior .NET Developer
5 11 (13.41%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 11 (13.41%) Senior Developer
5 11 (13.41%) Senior Software Developer
6 8 (9.76%) Lead Developer
7 7 (8.54%) Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) AWS Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) Agile Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Architect
11 3 (3.66%) EPiServer Developer
11 3 (3.66%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (41.46%) .NET
2 23 (28.05%) ASP.NET
3 20 (24.39%) XML
4 18 (21.95%) CSS
4 18 (21.95%) HTML
5 16 (19.51%) Spring
6 15 (18.29%) Hibernate
6 15 (18.29%) Node.js
7 14 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (15.85%) React
9 12 (14.63%) .NET Core
9 12 (14.63%) RESTful
10 11 (13.41%) .NET Framework
10 11 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (13.41%) JSON
11 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
11 10 (12.20%) CSS3
11 10 (12.20%) HTML5
11 10 (12.20%) Spring Boot
12 9 (10.98%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.76%) User Experience
3 7 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (8.54%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.44%) Fintech
4 2 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.22%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.22%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.32%) Unix
4 2 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (71.95%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.02%) DevOps
3 24 (29.27%) MVC
4 18 (21.95%) SOLID
5 16 (19.51%) Scrum
6 15 (18.29%) TDD
7 13 (15.85%) E-Commerce
7 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing
8 12 (14.63%) Test Automation
9 11 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (12.20%) Dependency Injection
10 10 (12.20%) Migration
11 8 (9.76%) Test Strategy
11 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.76%) Web Development
12 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.54%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (8.54%) Server Management
12 7 (8.54%) Strategic Thinking
12 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.90%) JavaScript
2 31 (37.80%) Java
3 22 (26.83%) C#
4 14 (17.07%) Java 8
4 14 (17.07%) SQL
5 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.44%) Dart
7 2 (2.44%) JPQL
7 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.22%) ES6
8 1 (1.22%) Go
8 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) ISEB
2 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 26 (31.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (26.83%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.10%) Puppet
3 4 (4.88%) Ansible
4 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Oracle
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.22%) Google
3 1 (1.22%) SAP