Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 9 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 23 80
Rank change year-on-year +7 +57 +28
Contract jobs citing Microservices 502 529 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.84% 7.46% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.90% 8.50% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 463 204
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.02% -1.19%
10th Percentile £469 £438 £429
90th Percentile £680 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £513
% change year-on-year - +7.32% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,069 6,220 6,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.31% 87.72% 89.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,940 4,924 5,126
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.99% +6.32%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 89 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.42 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.17% - -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.95 £33.40 £31.10
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the City of London

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in the City of London

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in the City of London

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 9 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
Moorgate - 10 £500 -
London Bridge +14 8 £500 -13.04%
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 249 (49.60%) Java
2 235 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (36.85%) Docker
4 167 (33.27%) Kubernetes
5 160 (31.87%) AWS
6 159 (31.67%) TDD
7 130 (25.90%) Finance
8 126 (25.10%) Azure
9 125 (24.90%) DevOps
10 107 (21.31%) Spring
11 100 (19.92%) JavaScript
12 93 (18.53%) Python
13 89 (17.73%) .NET
14 83 (16.53%) BDD
15 82 (16.33%) C#
16 81 (16.14%) AngularJS
17 80 (15.94%) RESTful
18 79 (15.74%) Kafka
19 74 (14.74%) Spring Boot
19 74 (14.74%) Greenfield Project
20 68 (13.55%) SQL
21 63 (12.55%) Software Engineering
22 61 (12.15%) NoSQL
23 60 (11.95%) REST
24 59 (11.75%) Node.js
24 59 (11.75%) Banking
24 59 (11.75%) Scrum
25 56 (11.16%) Git (software)
26 55 (10.96%) Pair Programming
26 55 (10.96%) Java 8

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 31 (6.18%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.39%) Confluence
3 15 (2.99%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (2.79%) JBoss
5 9 (1.79%) Apache
5 9 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.59%) Jetty
7 6 (1.20%) SugarCRM
8 5 (1.00%) IIS
9 3 (0.60%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.40%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.40%) CMS
10 2 (0.40%) Drupal
10 2 (0.40%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.40%) GeoServer
10 2 (0.40%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.20%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.40%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 160 (31.87%) AWS
2 126 (25.10%) Azure
3 48 (9.56%) Serverless
4 34 (6.77%) AWS Lambda
5 26 (5.18%) GCP
6 17 (3.39%) GitHub
6 17 (3.39%) PaaS
7 13 (2.59%) IaaS
8 10 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (1.79%) SaaS
10 7 (1.39%) Azure Functions
10 7 (1.39%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.20%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.20%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.80%) Office 365
14 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.79%) HTTP
2 9 (1.79%) DNS
2 9 (1.79%) FTP
2 9 (1.79%) SSL
2 9 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.40%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 2 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.15%) NoSQL
2 46 (9.16%) MongoDB
3 37 (7.37%) SQL Server
4 36 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (5.58%) MySQL
6 23 (4.58%) Hadoop
6 23 (4.58%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (3.19%) Cosmos DB
8 16 (3.19%) Redis
9 15 (2.99%) Big Data
10 14 (2.79%) Apache Hive
11 13 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.99%) Couchbase
13 10 (1.99%) Data Lake
13 10 (1.99%) Flink
14 9 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (1.39%) Blockchain
15 7 (1.39%) HBase
Development Applications
1 56 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.17%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.18%) JIRA
4 17 (3.39%) Gradle
5 16 (3.19%) Maven
6 15 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 14 (2.79%) Selenium
8 13 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (2.39%) Gatling
10 11 (2.19%) JUnit
10 11 (2.19%) Mockito
11 10 (1.99%) CircleCI
11 10 (1.99%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.99%) GitLab
12 9 (1.79%) Geb
12 9 (1.79%) Spock
13 7 (1.39%) Mocha
13 7 (1.39%) Travis CI
14 6 (1.20%) NUnit
14 6 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 130 (25.90%) Finance
2 59 (11.75%) Banking
3 25 (4.98%) Retail
4 14 (2.79%) Law
5 8 (1.59%) Back Office
6 5 (1.00%) Advertising
6 5 (1.00%) Front Office
6 5 (1.00%) Games
7 4 (0.80%) Marketing
7 4 (0.80%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 292 (58.17%) Developer
2 137 (27.29%) Java Developer
3 51 (10.16%) Senior Developer
4 47 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 35 (6.97%) Python Developer
6 33 (6.57%) Architect
7 29 (5.78%) C# Developer
8 26 (5.18%) AWS Developer
9 25 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
10 22 (4.38%) Senior Java Developer
11 21 (4.18%) React Developer
12 19 (3.78%) Java Engineer
13 18 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (3.19%) .NET Developer
14 16 (3.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 15 (2.99%) Azure DevOps
15 15 (2.99%) Data Scientist
15 15 (2.99%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 14 (2.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 13 (2.59%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (21.31%) Spring
2 89 (17.73%) .NET
3 81 (16.14%) AngularJS
4 80 (15.94%) RESTful
5 79 (15.74%) Kafka
6 74 (14.74%) Spring Boot
7 60 (11.95%) REST
8 59 (11.75%) Node.js
9 52 (10.36%) React
10 50 (9.96%) .NET Core
11 40 (7.97%) Web Services
12 38 (7.57%) HTML
13 34 (6.77%) CSS
14 22 (4.38%) .NET Framework
15 21 (4.18%) JSON
16 20 (3.98%) ASP.NET
17 19 (3.78%) Hibernate
18 18 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (3.59%) OAuth
19 17 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (14.74%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (3.39%) Equities
4 16 (3.19%) User Experience
5 14 (2.79%) Algorithms
6 11 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.19%) Cloud Native
6 11 (2.19%) Hedge funds
7 10 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.00%) Renewable Energy
12 3 (0.60%) Derivative
12 3 (0.60%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.40%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.37%) Linux
2 8 (1.59%) Android
2 8 (1.59%) Unix
2 8 (1.59%) Windows
3 3 (0.60%) Debian
4 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.40%) CentOS
5 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (31.67%) TDD
3 125 (24.90%) DevOps
4 83 (16.53%) BDD
5 63 (12.55%) Software Engineering
6 59 (11.75%) Scrum
7 55 (10.96%) Pair Programming
8 50 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (9.36%) Test Automation
10 44 (8.76%) Fintech
11 40 (7.97%) SDLC
12 35 (6.97%) OO
12 35 (6.97%) SOLID
13 34 (6.77%) Kanban
13 34 (6.77%) Multithreading
13 34 (6.77%) Unit Testing
14 29 (5.78%) MVC
15 27 (5.38%) Infrastructure as Code
16 26 (5.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (5.18%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 249 (49.60%) Java
2 100 (19.92%) JavaScript
3 93 (18.53%) Python
4 82 (16.33%) C#
5 68 (13.55%) SQL
6 55 (10.96%) Java 8
7 45 (8.96%) TypeScript
8 36 (7.17%) Go
9 35 (6.97%) Scala
10 19 (3.78%) Kotlin
11 16 (3.19%) Ruby
12 15 (2.99%) C++
12 15 (2.99%) ES6
13 11 (2.19%) Apex Code
13 11 (2.19%) PHP
14 9 (1.79%) Clojure
15 7 (1.39%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.80%) ClojureScript
18 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (3.78%) Degree
2 14 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.19%) PhD
4 10 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.79%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.80%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.40%) ISEB
7 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.39%) QA
2 4 (0.80%) EMIR
2 4 (0.80%) MiFID
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 185 (36.85%) Docker
2 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.20%) Varnish
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 167 (33.27%) Kubernetes
2 43 (8.57%) Terraform
3 36 (7.17%) Ansible
4 25 (4.98%) Puppet
5 22 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.19%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (1.59%) Marathon
7 8 (1.59%) Mesos
7 8 (1.59%) Prometheus
8 7 (1.39%) Cobbler
8 7 (1.39%) Rancher
9 6 (1.20%) Kibana
10 5 (1.00%) MIIS
11 4 (0.80%) Grafana
12 3 (0.60%) Packer
12 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.40%) Istio
13 2 (0.40%) logstash
14 1 (0.20%) Consul
14 1 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (5.18%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.78%) Oracle
3 21 (4.18%) Google
4 14 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.39%) MuleSoft
5 7 (1.39%) SaltStack
6 6 (1.20%) Facebook
7 5 (1.00%) hybris
8 4 (0.80%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.80%) Sybase
9 3 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.60%) Splunk
10 2 (0.40%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.40%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.40%) ESRI
10 2 (0.40%) IBM
10 2 (0.40%) Reuters
10 2 (0.40%) SnapLogic
10 2 (0.40%) Tableau
10 2 (0.40%) Veracode