Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 16 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 +60
Contract jobs citing Microservices 144 534 460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.03% 8.98% 6.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.13% 9.97% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 472 420
Median daily rate £531 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.61% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £375 £475 £419
90th Percentile £650 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £538 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -2.27% - +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
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 1,577 5,358 6,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.95% 90.07% 87.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,124 4,228 4,894
Median daily rate £513 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 100
Median hourly rate £32.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% +4.28% -
10th Percentile £14.95 £11.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £51.95 £30.38
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +60.00% +6.95% -

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 24 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 81 (56.25%) Java
2 73 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (31.94%) Spring
4 44 (30.56%) Azure
5 43 (29.86%) Kubernetes
6 42 (29.17%) Docker
6 42 (29.17%) AWS
6 42 (29.17%) TDD
7 40 (27.78%) REST
8 37 (25.69%) Finance
8 37 (25.69%) JavaScript
9 35 (24.31%) Banking
9 35 (24.31%) Jenkins
10 34 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (22.92%) AngularJS
12 31 (21.53%) DevOps
12 31 (21.53%) Spring Boot
12 31 (21.53%) Python
13 29 (20.14%) Java 8
14 28 (19.44%) RESTful
15 27 (18.75%) Kafka
16 25 (17.36%) Scrum
17 24 (16.67%) HTML
18 23 (15.97%) SQL
18 23 (15.97%) C#
18 23 (15.97%) Software Engineering
19 22 (15.28%) Git (software)
20 21 (14.58%) React
21 20 (13.89%) OO
22 19 (13.19%) .NET

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 8 (5.56%) Apache
2 6 (4.17%) Red Hat Fuse
3 5 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.78%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.78%) Confluence
4 4 (2.78%) nginx
5 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 44 (30.56%) Azure
2 42 (29.17%) AWS
3 17 (11.81%) GCP
4 10 (6.94%) SaaS
5 8 (5.56%) GitHub
6 6 (4.17%) Serverless
7 5 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.47%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (3.47%) PaaS
8 4 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.08%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (2.08%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.08%) Slack
10 2 (1.39%) Azure Stack
10 2 (1.39%) iPaaS
10 2 (1.39%) Logic Apps
10 2 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) HTTP
1 4 (2.78%) Internet
1 4 (2.78%) SSL
1 4 (2.78%) VPN
2 3 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.69%) DNS
3 1 (0.69%) FTP
3 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.72%) NoSQL
2 14 (9.72%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (6.94%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.25%) MySQL
6 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.08%) Big Data
9 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.08%) Redis
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (1.39%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.39%) HBase
10 2 (1.39%) Power BI
11 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 35 (24.31%) Jenkins
2 22 (15.28%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.42%) Maven
4 8 (5.56%) Gradle
4 8 (5.56%) JUnit
4 8 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 7 (4.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.86%) Mockito
6 6 (4.17%) MSBuild
6 6 (4.17%) Selenium
7 5 (3.47%) JIRA
8 4 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.08%) GitLab
9 3 (2.08%) JMeter
9 3 (2.08%) NeoLoad
9 3 (2.08%) NUnit
9 3 (2.08%) Postman
9 3 (2.08%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.08%) TestNG
9 3 (2.08%) WebLOAD
General
1 37 (25.69%) Finance
2 35 (24.31%) Banking
3 10 (6.94%) Front Office
4 8 (5.56%) Public Sector
5 6 (4.17%) Back Office
6 4 (2.78%) Games
6 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.78%) Retail
7 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.39%) Electronics
8 2 (1.39%) French Language
8 2 (1.39%) Marketing
8 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.69%) International Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Law
9 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (63.89%) Developer
2 50 (34.72%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.89%) Architect
4 13 (9.03%) Full Stack Developer
5 11 (7.64%) AWS Developer
5 11 (7.64%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.25%) Angular Developer
7 8 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.86%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Java Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.17%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Front Office Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Python Developer
9 6 (4.17%) React Developer
9 6 (4.17%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.47%) Backend Developer
10 5 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.94%) Spring
2 40 (27.78%) REST
3 33 (22.92%) AngularJS
4 31 (21.53%) Spring Boot
5 28 (19.44%) RESTful
6 27 (18.75%) Kafka
7 24 (16.67%) HTML
8 21 (14.58%) React
9 19 (13.19%) .NET
10 18 (12.50%) Web Services
11 16 (11.11%) CSS
12 14 (9.72%) jQuery
13 13 (9.03%) HTML5
14 12 (8.33%) Hibernate
14 12 (8.33%) Node.js
15 11 (7.64%) JMS
16 10 (6.94%) .NET Core
17 9 (6.25%) .NET Framework
17 9 (6.25%) JSON
18 8 (5.56%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.25%) Clustering
3 8 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.47%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.08%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.08%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.08%) User Experience
8 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.39%) Derivative
8 2 (1.39%) Equities
8 2 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.69%) FMCG
9 1 (0.69%) LIMS
9 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.69%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.69%) Android
3 1 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.17%) TDD
3 34 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (21.53%) DevOps
5 25 (17.36%) Scrum
6 23 (15.97%) Software Engineering
7 20 (13.89%) OO
8 18 (12.50%) Multithreading
9 17 (11.81%) BDD
9 17 (11.81%) Test Automation
10 16 (11.11%) Open Source
11 11 (7.64%) High Availability
11 11 (7.64%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (7.64%) Unit Testing
11 11 (7.64%) Web Development
12 10 (6.94%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (6.94%) Infrastructure as Code
12 10 (6.94%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.25%) Data Architecture
13 9 (6.25%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (56.25%) Java
2 37 (25.69%) JavaScript
3 31 (21.53%) Python
4 29 (20.14%) Java 8
5 23 (15.97%) C#
5 23 (15.97%) SQL
6 9 (6.25%) TypeScript
7 8 (5.56%) Kotlin
8 7 (4.86%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.17%) Go
9 6 (4.17%) Scala
10 5 (3.47%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.78%) Ruby
12 3 (2.08%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.08%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.08%) PHP
13 2 (1.39%) ES6
14 1 (0.69%) Clojure
14 1 (0.69%) ES7
14 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.17%) Degree
3 4 (2.78%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.08%) MiFID
3 2 (1.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (29.17%) Docker
2 4 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.39%) zsh
4 1 (0.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 43 (29.86%) Kubernetes
2 16 (11.11%) Terraform
3 8 (5.56%) Ansible
4 4 (2.78%) Puppet
5 3 (2.08%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.39%) Rancher
6 2 (1.39%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.39%) Salt
7 1 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.69%) Grafana
7 1 (0.69%) Kibana
7 1 (0.69%) logstash
7 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (11.11%) Oracle
2 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.56%) Google
4 4 (2.78%) Splunk
5 3 (2.08%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.08%) SAP
6 2 (1.39%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.69%) Cadence
7 1 (0.69%) CenturyLink
7 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.69%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) Nintex
7 1 (0.69%) Sybase