Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 66 167
Rank change year-on-year +30 +101 +90
Contract jobs citing Microservices 395 208 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.71% 3.35% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.55% 3.82% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 170 52
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.33% -3.66%
10th Percentile £416 £376 £400
90th Percentile £650 £644 £719
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -0.25%
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 6,035 5,447 5,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.27% 87.63% 87.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,799 4,216 4,648
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £304
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £490 £463
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.95% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 46 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -12.40%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.19 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.98 £29.77 £49.13
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.50% -15.20% -9.60%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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
London Bridge - 2 £413 -
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 221 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (53.42%) Java
3 172 (43.54%) TDD
4 125 (31.65%) REST
5 117 (29.62%) Amazon AWS
6 114 (28.86%) Docker
7 100 (25.32%) JavaScript
8 99 (25.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 92 (23.29%) BDD
10 91 (23.04%) .NET
11 88 (22.28%) DevOps
12 87 (22.03%) Spring
13 86 (21.77%) C#
13 86 (21.77%) NoSQL
13 86 (21.77%) Java 8
14 80 (20.25%) Git (software)
15 79 (20.00%) AngularJS
15 79 (20.00%) Finance
16 72 (18.23%) RESTful
17 68 (17.22%) MongoDB
17 68 (17.22%) HTML
18 65 (16.46%) Linux
18 65 (16.46%) Python
19 63 (15.95%) Node.js
20 62 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
21 61 (15.44%) SQL
22 58 (14.68%) React
22 58 (14.68%) Spring Boot
23 56 (14.18%) Software Engineering
23 56 (14.18%) HTML5

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 34 (8.61%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (6.08%) Apache Spark
3 17 (4.30%) Apache
4 8 (2.03%) Confluence
5 6 (1.52%) nginx
5 6 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.01%) NServiceBus
6 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.51%) CMS
8 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) IPython
9 1 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.25%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) Jetty
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.25%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 117 (29.62%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (25.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (9.11%) Heroku
4 24 (6.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (3.54%) Amazon S3
6 12 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (2.78%) PaaS
8 9 (2.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (2.28%) Serverless
9 8 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.77%) IaaS
11 6 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.52%) npm
12 3 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.76%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.76%) Route 53
12 3 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.10%) HTTP
2 29 (7.34%) DNS
2 29 (7.34%) FTP
3 28 (7.09%) SSL
3 28 (7.09%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.27%) AMQP
4 5 (1.27%) Firewall
5 3 (0.76%) VPN
6 2 (0.51%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.51%) DKIM
6 2 (0.51%) DMARC
6 2 (0.51%) Internet
6 2 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.25%) MQTT
7 1 (0.25%) Network Security
7 1 (0.25%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) Wireless
7 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (21.77%) NoSQL
2 68 (17.22%) MongoDB
3 54 (13.67%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (9.87%) Big Data
5 29 (7.34%) SQL Server
6 26 (6.58%) Relational Database
7 24 (6.08%) Hadoop
8 19 (4.81%) Redis
9 15 (3.80%) Blockchain
9 15 (3.80%) MySQL
10 10 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.77%) Couchbase
13 6 (1.52%) HBase
13 6 (1.52%) Power BI
13 6 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (1.27%) Data Lake
14 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 80 (20.25%) Git (software)
2 53 (13.42%) Jenkins
3 32 (8.10%) Gradle
4 29 (7.34%) GitLab
5 23 (5.82%) JIRA
6 19 (4.81%) Maven
7 17 (4.30%) Cucumber
7 17 (4.30%) gulp
7 17 (4.30%) Selenium
8 16 (4.05%) TeamCity
9 15 (3.80%) Visual Studio
10 14 (3.54%) Gatling
10 14 (3.54%) Geb
10 14 (3.54%) JUnit
10 14 (3.54%) Spock
11 11 (2.78%) Mocha
12 10 (2.53%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.28%) Jasmine
13 9 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (2.03%) TestNG
General
1 79 (20.00%) Finance
2 50 (12.66%) Banking
3 21 (5.32%) Retail
4 17 (4.30%) Law
5 16 (4.05%) Financial Institution
6 15 (3.80%) Marketing
7 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.03%) Front Office
8 8 (2.03%) Games
9 6 (1.52%) Publishing
10 3 (0.76%) Back Office
11 2 (0.51%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 258 (65.32%) Developer
2 120 (30.38%) Java Developer
3 58 (14.68%) Senior Developer
4 47 (11.90%) .NET Developer
5 42 (10.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 31 (7.85%) Architect
7 27 (6.84%) C# Developer
8 22 (5.57%) Agile Developer
9 21 (5.32%) Agile Java Developer
10 20 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (4.30%) React Developer
11 17 (4.30%) Scala Developer
11 17 (4.30%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.05%) E-Commerce Developer
13 15 (3.80%) Angular Developer
14 14 (3.54%) NoSQL Developer
15 13 (3.29%) Java Scala Developer
16 12 (3.04%) Java E-Commerce Developer
16 12 (3.04%) Senior Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (31.65%) REST
2 91 (23.04%) .NET
3 87 (22.03%) Spring
4 79 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 72 (18.23%) RESTful
6 68 (17.22%) HTML
7 63 (15.95%) Node.js
8 58 (14.68%) React
8 58 (14.68%) Spring Boot
9 56 (14.18%) HTML5
10 49 (12.41%) SOAP
11 48 (12.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 46 (11.65%) CSS
13 40 (10.13%) ASP.NET
14 39 (9.87%) Kafka
15 36 (9.11%) JSON
16 35 (8.86%) Web Services
17 33 (8.35%) .NET Core
18 32 (8.10%) OAuth
19 29 (7.34%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.39%) Fintech
2 37 (9.37%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (3.29%) Algorithms
4 12 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.04%) User Experience
4 12 (3.04%) Virtual Team
5 8 (2.03%) Credit Risk
6 7 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.77%) Derivative
7 6 (1.52%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.27%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.01%) iPad
10 3 (0.76%) PKI
10 3 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.46%) Linux
2 9 (2.28%) Unix
3 7 (1.77%) Windows
4 4 (1.01%) Android
4 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.01%) CoreOS
4 4 (1.01%) DC/OS
5 3 (0.76%) VMS
6 1 (0.25%) CentOS
6 1 (0.25%) Debian
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (43.54%) TDD
3 92 (23.29%) BDD
4 88 (22.28%) DevOps
5 62 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (14.18%) Software Engineering
7 55 (13.92%) Scrum
8 51 (12.91%) E-Commerce
9 47 (11.90%) MVC
10 42 (10.63%) SOA
11 36 (9.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 32 (8.10%) Domain-Driven Design
12 32 (8.10%) Test Automation
13 29 (7.34%) Kanban
13 29 (7.34%) OWASP
13 29 (7.34%) Web Development
14 28 (7.09%) Open Source
15 25 (6.33%) SOLID
16 23 (5.82%) Pair Programming
17 20 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 211 (53.42%) Java
2 100 (25.32%) JavaScript
3 86 (21.77%) C#
3 86 (21.77%) Java 8
4 65 (16.46%) Python
5 61 (15.44%) SQL
6 51 (12.91%) Scala
7 30 (7.59%) Ruby
8 27 (6.84%) ES6
9 20 (5.06%) Groovy
9 20 (5.06%) TypeScript
10 16 (4.05%) Bash Shell
11 14 (3.54%) Kotlin
12 13 (3.29%) Go
13 10 (2.53%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.53%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.52%) C
14 6 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.27%) PHP
15 5 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (3.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.53%) Degree
2 10 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.01%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.76%) A+ Certification
4 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.25%) RHCE
6 1 (0.25%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.80%) QA
2 13 (3.29%) GCP
3 6 (1.52%) PSD2
4 4 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.76%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.51%) MiFID
7 1 (0.25%) GDPR
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 114 (28.86%) Docker
2 4 (1.01%) HDFS
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) Ceph
4 1 (0.25%) Gluster
4 1 (0.25%) iptables
4 1 (0.25%) KVM
4 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 53 (13.42%) Kubernetes
2 29 (7.34%) Puppet
3 26 (6.58%) Terraform
4 25 (6.33%) Ansible
4 25 (6.33%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (4.05%) Mesos
6 14 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.53%) Kibana
8 9 (2.28%) logstash
8 9 (2.28%) Marathon
9 7 (1.77%) Grafana
10 5 (1.27%) Consul
11 3 (0.76%) Packer
12 2 (0.51%) Control-M
12 2 (0.51%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.51%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.51%) rkt
12 2 (0.51%) Salt
13 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (5.82%) Google
2 20 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.05%) Oracle
4 10 (2.53%) New Relic
4 10 (2.53%) Splunk
5 7 (1.77%) AppDynamics
5 7 (1.77%) Rollbar
6 6 (1.52%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.27%) Cloudera
7 5 (1.27%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.01%) Solace
9 2 (0.51%) Adobe
9 2 (0.51%) F5
9 2 (0.51%) Sybase
9 2 (0.51%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.51%) VMware
10 1 (0.25%) MapR
10 1 (0.25%) Marketo
10 1 (0.25%) ServiceNow