Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 23 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing Microservices 276 197 571
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 9.33% 6.89% 8.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.29% 7.91% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 170 476
10th Percentile £444 £413 £457
25th Percentile £480 £480 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £648 £625 £625
90th Percentile £720 £653 £688
Central London median daily rate £593 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.73% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 2,682 2,490 5,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.70% 87.09% 89.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,959 1,857 4,475
10th Percentile £353 £331 £350
25th Percentile £444 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £719 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £538 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 59
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £14.28 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.57% +19.83% +4.28%
75th Percentile £29.50 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £52.65 £45.21
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00% +2.56%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in the City of London

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 160 (57.97%) Java
2 149 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (36.59%) Spring
4 83 (30.07%) Docker
5 79 (28.62%) TDD
6 77 (27.90%) AWS
7 75 (27.17%) DevOps
8 73 (26.45%) Azure
9 71 (25.72%) Kubernetes
10 67 (24.28%) Finance
11 65 (23.55%) Banking
12 61 (22.10%) Git (software)
13 60 (21.74%) Kafka
14 54 (19.57%) Jenkins
15 53 (19.20%) Spring Boot
16 49 (17.75%) Node.js
17 43 (15.58%) Scrum
18 42 (15.22%) Java 8
19 41 (14.86%) Test Automation
19 41 (14.86%) RESTful
20 40 (14.49%) Social Skills
21 39 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
22 37 (13.41%) JavaScript
22 37 (13.41%) Web Services
23 31 (11.23%) Greenfield Project
24 29 (10.51%) .NET
24 29 (10.51%) React
25 28 (10.14%) Front Office
26 27 (9.78%) BDD
26 27 (9.78%) Low Latency

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 14 (5.07%) Apache
2 12 (4.35%) Red Hat Fuse
3 8 (2.90%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.54%) Confluence
4 7 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.45%) nginx
6 3 (1.09%) CMS
7 2 (0.72%) Appian
7 2 (0.72%) Camunda
7 2 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.72%) JBoss
7 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) GemFire
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 77 (27.90%) AWS
2 73 (26.45%) Azure
3 20 (7.25%) GCP
4 18 (6.52%) Serverless
5 14 (5.07%) SaaS
6 10 (3.62%) GitHub
7 9 (3.26%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.17%) PaaS
9 5 (1.81%) Azure Functions
9 5 (1.81%) Azure Logic Apps
9 5 (1.81%) Azure Storage
9 5 (1.81%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.45%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (1.09%) Azure Key Vault
11 3 (1.09%) Azure Service Bus
11 3 (1.09%) Azure Stack
11 3 (1.09%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.45%) Internet
2 2 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.36%) BGP
3 1 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.36%) Extranet
3 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) Intranet
3 1 (0.36%) LAN
3 1 (0.36%) Multicast
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
3 1 (0.36%) OSPF
3 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.36%) WAN
3 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.36%) Wireless
3 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.88%) NoSQL
2 16 (5.80%) MongoDB
3 14 (5.07%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.90%) Hazelcast
6 7 (2.54%) Big Data
6 7 (2.54%) MySQL
7 5 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.45%) Redis
9 3 (1.09%) OLTP
9 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.72%) ArangoDB
10 2 (0.72%) Flink
10 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 61 (22.10%) Git (software)
2 54 (19.57%) Jenkins
3 24 (8.70%) JIRA
4 11 (3.99%) Cucumber
4 11 (3.99%) Maven
5 9 (3.26%) Selenium
5 9 (3.26%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.90%) JUnit
7 5 (1.81%) Mockito
8 4 (1.45%) Postman
8 4 (1.45%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.09%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.09%) JMeter
9 3 (1.09%) Robot Framework
9 3 (1.09%) Subversion
10 2 (0.72%) Codeship
10 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.72%) webpack
General
1 67 (24.28%) Finance
2 65 (23.55%) Banking
3 40 (14.49%) Social Skills
4 28 (10.14%) Front Office
5 16 (5.80%) Investment Banking
6 14 (5.07%) Influencing Skills
7 12 (4.35%) Games
8 7 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.54%) Public Sector
9 6 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.45%) Retail
11 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.72%) International Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.36%) Back Office
12 1 (0.36%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 186 (67.39%) Developer
2 105 (38.04%) Java Developer
3 35 (12.68%) Architect
4 26 (9.42%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (6.52%) Node.js Developer
6 17 (6.16%) Backend Developer
7 14 (5.07%) E-Commerce Developer
7 14 (5.07%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 13 (4.71%) AWS Developer
8 13 (4.71%) Front Office Developer
9 12 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.62%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.26%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.26%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.26%) Digital Architect
11 9 (3.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (3.26%) Java Architect
12 7 (2.54%) React Developer
13 6 (2.17%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (36.59%) Spring
2 60 (21.74%) Kafka
3 53 (19.20%) Spring Boot
4 49 (17.75%) Node.js
5 41 (14.86%) RESTful
6 37 (13.41%) Web Services
7 29 (10.51%) .NET
7 29 (10.51%) React
8 22 (7.97%) AngularJS
8 22 (7.97%) GraphQL
9 21 (7.61%) REST
10 16 (5.80%) .NET Core
10 16 (5.80%) Hibernate
11 15 (5.43%) Middleware
12 14 (5.07%) HTML
13 13 (4.71%) JMS
14 12 (4.35%) Apache Camel
15 11 (3.99%) HTML5
15 11 (3.99%) OSGi
16 8 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.23%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (5.07%) Fixed Income
4 10 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.90%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.54%) Clustering
7 5 (1.81%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.81%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.45%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.45%) Equities
9 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.09%) Derivative
10 2 (0.72%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.72%) User Experience
10 2 (0.72%) Wiki
11 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.80%) Linux
2 4 (1.45%) Unix
3 1 (0.36%) Android
3 1 (0.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (28.62%) TDD
3 75 (27.17%) DevOps
4 43 (15.58%) Scrum
5 41 (14.86%) Test Automation
6 39 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (9.78%) BDD
7 27 (9.78%) Low Latency
8 26 (9.42%) Web Development
9 25 (9.06%) OO
10 24 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 24 (8.70%) Software Engineering
11 23 (8.33%) Fintech
11 23 (8.33%) Pair Programming
12 20 (7.25%) SDLC
13 19 (6.88%) High Availability
13 19 (6.88%) MVC
14 18 (6.52%) OWASP
14 18 (6.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 17 (6.16%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 160 (57.97%) Java
2 42 (15.22%) Java 8
3 37 (13.41%) JavaScript
4 24 (8.70%) C#
4 24 (8.70%) SQL
5 21 (7.61%) Python
6 17 (6.16%) Kotlin
7 13 (4.71%) TypeScript
8 9 (3.26%) Go
9 7 (2.54%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.81%) Scala
10 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.45%) ES6
12 2 (0.72%) C++
12 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.72%) Ruby
12 2 (0.72%) Rust
13 1 (0.36%) C
13 1 (0.36%) F#
13 1 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (5.07%) Degree
2 13 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.09%) SAFe Agilist
6 2 (0.72%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.26%) GDPR
1 9 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.90%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 83 (30.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 71 (25.72%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.52%) Terraform
3 12 (4.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (4.71%) Splunk
2 12 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.35%) Oracle
3 9 (3.26%) MuleSoft
4 4 (1.45%) Google
5 3 (1.09%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.72%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.72%) Dynatrace
6 2 (0.72%) hybris
6 2 (0.72%) Rollbar
6 2 (0.72%) Sybase
7 1 (0.36%) Arista
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco
7 1 (0.36%) Databricks
7 1 (0.36%) F5
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) New Relic
7 1 (0.36%) Nintex
7 1 (0.36%) Palo Alto