Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 14 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 +40
Contract jobs citing Microservices 227 917 587
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 7.20% 10.60% 6.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.25% 11.75% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 793 528
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £463 £413
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
London median hourly rate £62.00 £35.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year +77.14% -76.67% +328.57%

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 2,752 7,805 8,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.31% 90.22% 88.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,923 6,039 6,441
Median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +0.10%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 83 124
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.25% +12.36% +5.63%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £47.75 £55.95 £38.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -2.00% +2.42%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Central London

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in Central London

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in Central London over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 -5 188 £550 - 97
West End of London -3 7 £600 +2.13%
City of Westminster -10 5 £600 +2.13%
Southwark +20 2 - -
Microservices
London

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 129 (56.83%) Java
2 119 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (39.65%) Docker
4 84 (37.00%) Kubernetes
5 72 (31.72%) Azure
5 72 (31.72%) AWS
6 70 (30.84%) TDD
7 67 (29.52%) Spring
8 59 (25.99%) DevOps
9 57 (25.11%) Finance
10 48 (21.15%) Spring Boot
11 46 (20.26%) Java 8
12 41 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (17.62%) BDD
13 40 (17.62%) REST
14 38 (16.74%) Kafka
15 35 (15.42%) Python
16 32 (14.10%) RESTful
17 31 (13.66%) Test Automation
17 31 (13.66%) AngularJS
17 31 (13.66%) Linux
17 31 (13.66%) Scrum
18 30 (13.22%) SQL
19 28 (12.33%) React
20 27 (11.89%) JavaScript
21 26 (11.45%) GCP
21 26 (11.45%) Terraform
22 25 (11.01%) C#
23 23 (10.13%) Pair Programming
23 23 (10.13%) Software Engineering

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 19 (8.37%) Apache Spark
2 18 (7.93%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.08%) Confluence
4 4 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.88%) Apache
6 2 (0.88%) IIS
6 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Magento
1 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (31.72%) AWS
1 72 (31.72%) Azure
2 26 (11.45%) GCP
3 15 (6.61%) Serverless
4 14 (6.17%) SaaS
5 7 (3.08%) GitHub
6 6 (2.64%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.76%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.76%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (1.32%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.32%) IaaS
9 3 (1.32%) iPaaS
9 3 (1.32%) Logic Apps
9 3 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.29%) SSL
2 8 (3.52%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.08%) HTTP
3 7 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.76%) DNS
4 4 (1.76%) VPN
5 3 (1.32%) FTP
6 1 (0.44%) DHCP
6 1 (0.44%) Firewall
6 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.44%) LAN
6 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.25%) NoSQL
3 17 (7.49%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.49%) MySQL
4 16 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.96%) Redis
6 8 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (3.08%) Big Data
8 6 (2.64%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (2.64%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.76%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.88%) Flink
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.88%) Power BI
12 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 20 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.17%) Maven
4 13 (5.73%) Gradle
4 13 (5.73%) JUnit
5 12 (5.29%) Mockito
6 10 (4.41%) JIRA
7 8 (3.52%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.52%) Selenium
8 7 (3.08%) GitLab
9 5 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.20%) Postman
9 5 (2.20%) SonarQube
9 5 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.76%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.76%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.32%) Protractor
11 3 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.32%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 57 (25.11%) Finance
2 20 (8.81%) Banking
3 12 (5.29%) Front Office
4 10 (4.41%) Retail
5 9 (3.96%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.08%) Games
7 6 (2.64%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.64%) Marketing
8 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.32%) Electronics
9 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.88%) Advertising
10 2 (0.88%) Law
10 2 (0.88%) Local Government
11 1 (0.44%) Back Office
11 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (67.40%) Developer
2 86 (37.89%) Java Developer
3 21 (9.25%) AWS Developer
4 19 (8.37%) Architect
5 16 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (7.05%) Full Stack Developer
6 15 (6.61%) Senior Developer
7 11 (4.85%) React Developer
8 10 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.96%) Backend Developer
10 8 (3.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (3.52%) Scala Developer
11 7 (3.08%) AWS Engineer
11 7 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (2.64%) Angular Developer
12 6 (2.64%) AWS DevOps
12 6 (2.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.64%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (2.64%) Data Engineer
12 6 (2.64%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (29.52%) Spring
2 48 (21.15%) Spring Boot
3 40 (17.62%) REST
4 38 (16.74%) Kafka
5 32 (14.10%) RESTful
6 31 (13.66%) AngularJS
7 28 (12.33%) React
8 21 (9.25%) HTML
8 21 (9.25%) Node.js
9 20 (8.81%) CSS
10 17 (7.49%) .NET
11 14 (6.17%) Web Services
12 13 (5.73%) .NET Core
12 13 (5.73%) Hibernate
13 12 (5.29%) SOAP
14 11 (4.85%) Akka
14 11 (4.85%) Guice
14 11 (4.85%) HTML5
15 9 (3.96%) OAuth
15 9 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.25%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.85%) Cloud Native
3 10 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.08%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.20%) User Experience
9 4 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.76%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.32%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.32%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) Life Science
11 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) Replication
11 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.88%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.66%) Linux
2 10 (4.41%) Unix
3 5 (2.20%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.88%) Solaris
4 2 (0.88%) SUSE
4 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.88%) Windows
5 1 (0.44%) Debian
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (30.84%) TDD
3 59 (25.99%) DevOps
4 41 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (17.62%) BDD
6 31 (13.66%) Scrum
6 31 (13.66%) Test Automation
7 23 (10.13%) Pair Programming
7 23 (10.13%) Software Engineering
8 20 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (8.81%) Continuous Deployment
9 18 (7.93%) SDLC
10 16 (7.05%) E-Commerce
10 16 (7.05%) Fintech
11 14 (6.17%) Infrastructure as Code
12 13 (5.73%) Front End Development
12 13 (5.73%) Open Source
13 11 (4.85%) Information Security
13 11 (4.85%) Migration
14 10 (4.41%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 129 (56.83%) Java
2 46 (20.26%) Java 8
3 35 (15.42%) Python
4 30 (13.22%) SQL
5 27 (11.89%) JavaScript
6 25 (11.01%) C#
7 20 (8.81%) Scala
8 17 (7.49%) TypeScript
9 16 (7.05%) Kotlin
10 14 (6.17%) Bash Shell
11 11 (4.85%) Ruby
12 8 (3.52%) Go
13 5 (2.20%) PHP
13 5 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.76%) ES6
15 3 (1.32%) Groovy
16 2 (0.88%) Java 9
16 2 (0.88%) Perl
16 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (2.20%) Degree
1 5 (2.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.32%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.32%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.88%) ISEB
3 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.76%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.32%) MiFID
3 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (39.65%) Docker
2 6 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.88%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.88%) HDFS
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.88%) zsh
Systems Management
1 84 (37.00%) Kubernetes
2 26 (11.45%) Terraform
3 14 (6.17%) Ansible
4 8 (3.52%) Prometheus
5 7 (3.08%) Puppet
6 3 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.32%) Rancher
6 3 (1.32%) Zipkin
7 2 (0.88%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.88%) Kibana
7 2 (0.88%) linkerd
7 2 (0.88%) Oozie
7 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.88%) Salt
8 1 (0.44%) Istio
8 1 (0.44%) logstash
8 1 (0.44%) MIIS
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (7.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.73%) Google
3 10 (4.41%) Oracle
4 5 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.20%) Splunk
5 4 (1.76%) SAP
6 3 (1.32%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.32%) SaltStack
7 2 (0.88%) Facebook
7 2 (0.88%) IBM
7 2 (0.88%) New Relic
7 2 (0.88%) Sybase
7 2 (0.88%) Tableau
8 1 (0.44%) Broadcom
8 1 (0.44%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.44%) Foundry
8 1 (0.44%) HP
8 1 (0.44%) Pega
8 1 (0.44%) TIBCO