Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 20 July 2019 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
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 31 73
Rank change year-on-year +17 +42 +97
Contract jobs citing Microservices 913 585 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.55% 6.26% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.70% 7.07% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 520 198
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +6.33%
10th Percentile £463 £419 £388
90th Percentile £675 £657 £650
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -76.67% +328.57% -36.36%

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 Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,803 8,270 6,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 90.15% 88.46% 88.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,050 6,423 5,140
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
London median daily rate £520 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 129 71
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.12% - -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.70 £12.88
90th Percentile £56.23 £38.47 £30.00
London median hourly rate £24.71 £25.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year -1.17% +4.71% +12.99%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Central London

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Central London

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Central London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Central London

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the Central London region over the 6 months to 20 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 600 £550 +4.76% 249
City of Westminster +3 55 £588 +6.82%
Southwark +3 41 £563 -2.17%
West End of London +4 33 £600 +7.87%
Camden +9 7 £550 +51.72%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £470 - 1
Microservices
London

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 Central London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 429 (46.99%) Java
1 429 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (42.17%) Docker
3 326 (35.71%) TDD
4 324 (35.49%) Amazon AWS
5 322 (35.27%) Kubernetes
6 314 (34.39%) DevOps
7 285 (31.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 234 (25.63%) Finance
9 226 (24.75%) JavaScript
10 203 (22.23%) Spring
11 192 (21.03%) Node.js
12 169 (18.51%) AngularJS
13 166 (18.18%) .NET
14 160 (17.52%) REST
15 157 (17.20%) Java 8
16 155 (16.98%) Spring Boot
17 153 (16.76%) Kafka
18 146 (15.99%) RESTful
19 137 (15.01%) BDD
19 137 (15.01%) Git (software)
20 135 (14.79%) NoSQL
21 133 (14.57%) SQL
22 129 (14.13%) Scrum
23 126 (13.80%) C#
24 121 (13.25%) Linux
25 118 (12.92%) Test Automation
26 115 (12.60%) Jenkins
27 113 (12.38%) Python
28 110 (12.05%) Greenfield Project

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 66 (7.23%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (3.72%) Confluence
3 23 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 20 (2.19%) Apache
5 8 (0.88%) ArcGIS
5 8 (0.88%) GeoServer
6 7 (0.77%) JBoss
6 7 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.66%) SugarCRM
8 5 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.55%) IIS
8 5 (0.55%) Jetty
8 5 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.44%) CMS
9 4 (0.44%) nginx
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.33%) Magnolia
10 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.22%) Sketch
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.11%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 324 (35.49%) Amazon AWS
2 285 (31.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (10.73%) Serverless
4 62 (6.79%) AWS Lambda
5 31 (3.40%) OpenShift
6 27 (2.96%) GitHub
7 25 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
8 23 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (2.52%) PaaS
9 20 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (2.19%) Azure Functions
10 17 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (1.86%) Amazon S3
11 15 (1.64%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (1.31%) AWS CloudTrail
13 12 (1.31%) SaaS
14 11 (1.20%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.37%) HTTP
2 32 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 28 (3.07%) DNS
3 28 (3.07%) SSL
4 27 (2.96%) FTP
5 15 (1.64%) DHCP
5 15 (1.64%) IPsec
6 8 (0.88%) Firewall
7 7 (0.77%) Network Security
8 6 (0.66%) WAN
9 4 (0.44%) BGP
9 4 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.44%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.44%) Multicast
9 4 (0.44%) OSPF
9 4 (0.44%) VPN
9 4 (0.44%) VXLAN
9 4 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (14.79%) NoSQL
2 85 (9.31%) SQL Server
3 84 (9.20%) Redis
4 79 (8.65%) MongoDB
5 63 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 52 (5.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 52 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (5.26%) MySQL
8 38 (4.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 38 (4.16%) Data Lake
9 31 (3.40%) Big Data
10 30 (3.29%) Cosmos DB
11 21 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (2.08%) Couchbase
12 19 (2.08%) Hadoop
13 17 (1.86%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.42%) Apache Hive
17 11 (1.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 137 (15.01%) Git (software)
2 115 (12.60%) Jenkins
3 60 (6.57%) Maven
4 47 (5.15%) JIRA
5 32 (3.50%) Mockito
6 30 (3.29%) Cucumber
6 30 (3.29%) Travis CI
7 29 (3.18%) Selenium
8 28 (3.07%) Gradle
9 21 (2.30%) Gatling
9 21 (2.30%) JUnit
10 19 (2.08%) CircleCI
11 18 (1.97%) Subversion
12 17 (1.86%) GitLab
13 15 (1.64%) TeamCity
14 14 (1.53%) gulp
15 13 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 234 (25.63%) Finance
2 58 (6.35%) Banking
3 49 (5.37%) Retail
4 23 (2.52%) Law
5 12 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 9 (0.99%) Back Office
6 9 (0.99%) Marketing
7 7 (0.77%) Games
8 6 (0.66%) Front Office
8 6 (0.66%) Legal
9 5 (0.55%) Publishing
9 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 542 (59.36%) Developer
2 213 (23.33%) Java Developer
3 124 (13.58%) Senior Developer
4 118 (12.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 68 (7.45%) Architect
6 62 (6.79%) Azure Engineer
7 57 (6.24%) Azure DevOps
8 56 (6.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 53 (5.81%) React Developer
10 47 (5.15%) AWS Developer
10 47 (5.15%) Full Stack Developer
11 44 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
12 42 (4.60%) .NET Developer
13 40 (4.38%) Azure Developer
14 37 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 33 (3.61%) C# Developer
15 33 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
15 33 (3.61%) Software Engineer
16 29 (3.18%) Node.js Developer
16 29 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (22.23%) Spring
2 192 (21.03%) Node.js
3 169 (18.51%) AngularJS
4 166 (18.18%) .NET
5 160 (17.52%) REST
6 155 (16.98%) Spring Boot
7 153 (16.76%) Kafka
8 146 (15.99%) RESTful
9 103 (11.28%) React
10 89 (9.75%) Web Services
11 85 (9.31%) HTML
12 69 (7.56%) CSS
13 66 (7.23%) JSON
14 60 (6.57%) .NET Core
15 59 (6.46%) Redux
16 55 (6.02%) Express
17 49 (5.37%) .NET Framework
17 49 (5.37%) Hibernate
18 46 (5.04%) ASP.NET
19 45 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 110 (12.05%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (3.50%) User Experience
3 31 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (3.18%) Virtual Team
5 24 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.19%) Algorithms
7 13 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (1.42%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.31%) Hedge funds
9 9 (0.99%) iPad
10 7 (0.77%) Cloud Native
10 7 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (0.77%) Social Media
11 6 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.66%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.55%) Equities
13 4 (0.44%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.25%) Linux
2 29 (3.18%) Unix
3 18 (1.97%) Mac OS X
4 17 (1.86%) Windows
5 13 (1.42%) Android
6 9 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.33%) VMS
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.11%) CentOS
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (35.71%) TDD
3 314 (34.39%) DevOps
4 137 (15.01%) BDD
5 129 (14.13%) Scrum
6 118 (12.92%) Test Automation
7 100 (10.95%) Software Engineering
8 94 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (8.43%) Fintech
10 76 (8.32%) E-Commerce
11 74 (8.11%) Pair Programming
12 70 (7.67%) OOP
13 68 (7.45%) SOA
14 59 (6.46%) OO
15 58 (6.35%) MVC
15 58 (6.35%) SDLC
16 56 (6.13%) Continuous Delivery
17 55 (6.02%) Unit Testing
18 52 (5.70%) Open Source
19 50 (5.48%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 429 (46.99%) Java
2 226 (24.75%) JavaScript
3 157 (17.20%) Java 8
4 133 (14.57%) SQL
5 126 (13.80%) C#
6 113 (12.38%) Python
7 71 (7.78%) TypeScript
8 55 (6.02%) Scala
9 52 (5.70%) ES6
10 32 (3.50%) Kotlin
11 24 (2.63%) Go
12 23 (2.52%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.08%) Ruby
14 18 (1.97%) PHP
15 12 (1.31%) C++
15 12 (1.31%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.10%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.99%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.66%) Clojure
19 5 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (3.83%) Security Cleared
2 27 (2.96%) SC Cleared
3 18 (1.97%) Degree
4 5 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.44%) CCIE
5 4 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.33%) PhD
7 2 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.16%) QA
2 8 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 385 (42.17%) Docker
2 18 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.55%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 322 (35.27%) Kubernetes
2 100 (10.95%) Terraform
3 65 (7.12%) Ansible
4 41 (4.49%) Puppet
5 23 (2.52%) Marathon
5 23 (2.52%) Mesos
6 16 (1.75%) Grafana
7 14 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.31%) Kibana
9 10 (1.10%) Consul
10 7 (0.77%) logstash
10 7 (0.77%) Packer
11 5 (0.55%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.44%) Graphite
13 3 (0.33%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.22%) linkerd
14 2 (0.22%) MIIS
15 1 (0.11%) Fluentd
15 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.05%) Oracle
3 23 (2.52%) Google
4 21 (2.30%) hybris
5 18 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.31%) MuleSoft
6 12 (1.31%) Splunk
7 9 (0.99%) SAP
8 8 (0.88%) ESRI
9 5 (0.55%) Perforce
10 4 (0.44%) Arista
10 4 (0.44%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.44%) Cisco
10 4 (0.44%) F5
10 4 (0.44%) Fortinet
10 4 (0.44%) Palo Alto
10 4 (0.44%) Riverbed
10 4 (0.44%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.33%) Databricks
11 3 (0.33%) SnapLogic