Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 22 71
Rank change year-on-year +6 +49 +37
Contract jobs citing Microservices 646 732 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 9.05% 7.86% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.09% 8.89% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 634 265
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £463 £429 £425
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -39.13% +64.29% -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 6,400 8,232 7,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 89.61% 88.39% 89.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,908 6,372 6,054
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £679
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 101 77
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £49.89 £33.00 £34.62
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.08% +6.67% +3.73%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +7 500 £575 +4.55% 253
Southwark +21 21 £525 -8.70% 1
West End of London -6 15 £525 -4.55%
City of Westminster -17 6 £650 +18.18%
Camden -5 2 £500 +5.26%
Microservices
London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 317 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (46.59%) Java
3 229 (35.45%) Docker
4 213 (32.97%) TDD
5 205 (31.73%) AWS
6 203 (31.42%) Kubernetes
7 172 (26.63%) DevOps
8 162 (25.08%) Azure
9 149 (23.07%) JavaScript
9 149 (23.07%) Finance
10 128 (19.81%) Python
11 124 (19.20%) Spring
12 121 (18.73%) Node.js
13 114 (17.65%) .NET
14 113 (17.49%) AngularJS
15 106 (16.41%) C#
16 99 (15.33%) SQL
17 95 (14.71%) BDD
17 95 (14.71%) RESTful
18 90 (13.93%) Kafka
19 89 (13.78%) REST
20 88 (13.62%) Spring Boot
20 88 (13.62%) Greenfield Project
21 85 (13.16%) Software Engineering
22 83 (12.85%) React
23 82 (12.69%) NoSQL
24 77 (11.92%) Scrum
25 72 (11.15%) Git (software)
26 62 (9.60%) Test Automation
26 62 (9.60%) PostgreSQL

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 40 (6.19%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (2.94%) Confluence
3 18 (2.79%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.32%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (2.17%) JBoss
6 9 (1.39%) Apache
6 9 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.24%) ArcGIS
7 8 (1.24%) GeoServer
7 8 (1.24%) Jetty
8 6 (0.93%) SugarCRM
9 5 (0.77%) IIS
10 3 (0.46%) Anypoint
10 3 (0.46%) CMS
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.31%) Drupal
11 2 (0.31%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.31%) Hyperledger
11 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.31%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 205 (31.73%) AWS
2 162 (25.08%) Azure
3 62 (9.60%) Serverless
4 44 (6.81%) AWS Lambda
5 40 (6.19%) GCP
6 18 (2.79%) PaaS
7 17 (2.63%) GitHub
8 13 (2.01%) IaaS
9 12 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.55%) OpenShift
11 9 (1.39%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.39%) SaaS
12 8 (1.24%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (1.08%) Azure Functions
14 6 (0.93%) AWS CodePipeline
15 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.62%) Heroku
16 4 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.94%) HTTP
2 10 (1.55%) DNS
2 10 (1.55%) FTP
2 10 (1.55%) SSL
2 10 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.31%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 2 (0.31%) VPN
4 1 (0.15%) DHCP
4 1 (0.15%) IPsec
4 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.69%) NoSQL
2 62 (9.60%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (9.29%) MongoDB
4 49 (7.59%) SQL Server
5 35 (5.42%) MySQL
6 34 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 26 (4.02%) Redis
8 24 (3.72%) Hadoop
9 23 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (2.94%) Big Data
11 18 (2.79%) Cosmos DB
12 14 (2.17%) Apache Hive
12 14 (2.17%) Neo4j
13 13 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (1.70%) Data Lake
15 10 (1.55%) Couchbase
15 10 (1.55%) Flink
16 9 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (1.24%) GIS
Development Applications
1 72 (11.15%) Git (software)
2 54 (8.36%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.72%) JIRA
4 20 (3.10%) Maven
5 19 (2.94%) Gradle
6 17 (2.63%) Selenium
7 15 (2.32%) CircleCI
7 15 (2.32%) TeamCity
8 13 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 13 (2.01%) JUnit
8 13 (2.01%) Mockito
9 12 (1.86%) Gatling
9 12 (1.86%) Subversion
10 11 (1.70%) Mocha
11 10 (1.55%) GitLab
12 9 (1.39%) Geb
12 9 (1.39%) Spock
13 8 (1.24%) Postman
13 8 (1.24%) Travis CI
General
1 149 (23.07%) Finance
2 61 (9.44%) Banking
3 26 (4.02%) Retail
4 16 (2.48%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.17%) Law
6 10 (1.55%) Marketing
7 8 (1.24%) Back Office
8 6 (0.93%) Advertising
9 5 (0.77%) Games
10 4 (0.62%) Front Office
11 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 372 (57.59%) Developer
2 152 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 59 (9.13%) Senior Developer
4 56 (8.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 46 (7.12%) Architect
6 43 (6.66%) React Developer
7 37 (5.73%) Python Developer
8 36 (5.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 32 (4.95%) C# Developer
10 30 (4.64%) .NET Developer
11 26 (4.02%) AWS Developer
12 23 (3.56%) Angular Developer
12 23 (3.56%) Senior Java Developer
13 22 (3.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 22 (3.41%) Java Engineer
14 21 (3.25%) Node.js Developer
14 21 (3.25%) Software Engineer
15 18 (2.79%) Azure Engineer
16 16 (2.48%) Azure Developer
17 15 (2.32%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (19.20%) Spring
2 121 (18.73%) Node.js
3 114 (17.65%) .NET
4 113 (17.49%) AngularJS
5 95 (14.71%) RESTful
6 90 (13.93%) Kafka
7 89 (13.78%) REST
8 88 (13.62%) Spring Boot
9 83 (12.85%) React
10 56 (8.67%) HTML
11 55 (8.51%) Web Services
12 52 (8.05%) CSS
13 51 (7.89%) .NET Core
14 33 (5.11%) .NET Framework
15 31 (4.80%) JSON
16 30 (4.64%) ASP.NET
17 28 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 27 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
19 25 (3.87%) RabbitMQ
20 23 (3.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.62%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.63%) Equities
4 16 (2.48%) User Experience
5 14 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.17%) Virtual Team
6 12 (1.86%) Public Cloud
7 11 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.70%) Cloud Native
7 11 (1.70%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.77%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (0.62%) Derivative
11 3 (0.46%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.46%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (0.46%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.29%) Linux
2 13 (2.01%) Unix
3 10 (1.55%) Windows
4 8 (1.24%) Android
5 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.46%) Debian
7 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (32.97%) TDD
3 172 (26.63%) DevOps
4 95 (14.71%) BDD
5 85 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 77 (11.92%) Scrum
7 62 (9.60%) Test Automation
8 61 (9.44%) Pair Programming
9 57 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (7.59%) Fintech
11 48 (7.43%) SOLID
11 48 (7.43%) Unit Testing
12 46 (7.12%) MVC
13 45 (6.97%) SDLC
14 44 (6.81%) OO
15 36 (5.57%) SOA
16 35 (5.42%) Kanban
16 35 (5.42%) Open Source
17 34 (5.26%) E-Commerce
17 34 (5.26%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 301 (46.59%) Java
2 149 (23.07%) JavaScript
3 128 (19.81%) Python
4 106 (16.41%) C#
5 99 (15.33%) SQL
6 61 (9.44%) Java 8
7 57 (8.82%) TypeScript
8 52 (8.05%) Go
9 40 (6.19%) Scala
10 25 (3.87%) Ruby
11 20 (3.10%) Kotlin
12 18 (2.79%) C++
13 17 (2.63%) ES6
14 12 (1.86%) PHP
15 11 (1.70%) Apex Code
16 9 (1.39%) Clojure
16 9 (1.39%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.93%) PowerShell
19 5 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (4.02%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.41%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.25%) Degree
4 11 (1.70%) PhD
5 9 (1.39%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.62%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.10%) QA
2 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.62%) EMIR
3 4 (0.62%) MiFID
4 3 (0.46%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 229 (35.45%) Docker
2 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.15%) Varnish
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) XenApp
4 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 203 (31.42%) Kubernetes
2 61 (9.44%) Terraform
3 43 (6.66%) Ansible
4 28 (4.33%) Puppet
5 23 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (1.39%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.24%) Marathon
8 8 (1.24%) Mesos
9 7 (1.08%) Cobbler
9 7 (1.08%) Kibana
9 7 (1.08%) Rancher
10 5 (0.77%) Grafana
10 5 (0.77%) MIIS
11 4 (0.62%) Packer
12 3 (0.46%) Graphite
12 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.31%) Consul
13 2 (0.31%) Istio
13 2 (0.31%) logstash
Vendors
1 33 (5.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.95%) Google
3 31 (4.80%) Oracle
4 20 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.24%) ESRI
6 7 (1.08%) Facebook
6 7 (1.08%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.08%) SaltStack
7 5 (0.77%) hybris
7 5 (0.77%) Splunk
8 4 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.62%) IBM
8 4 (0.62%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.62%) Sybase
9 2 (0.31%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.31%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.31%) Perforce
9 2 (0.31%) Reuters
9 2 (0.31%) SAP
9 2 (0.31%) Tableau