Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Microservices 295 136 548
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.08% 7.67% 8.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.92% 8.61% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 107 480
10th Percentile £463 £413 £469
25th Percentile £513 £475 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £605 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £638
90th Percentile £738 £650 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £66.75 - -
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 3,308 1,580 5,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.58% 89.06% 90.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,455 1,160 4,484
10th Percentile £363 £313 £338
25th Percentile £461 £417 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 66
10th Percentile £11.15 £13.11 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.81 £17.00 £12.04
Median hourly rate £27.75 £33.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.16% +103.03% -11.76%
75th Percentile £38.50 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £63.25 £51.55 £45.82
Central London median hourly rate £25.25 £32.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -22.90% +72.37% +1.60%

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 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the City of London

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microservices in the City of London

Microservices
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microservices in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microservices in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 164 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (54.24%) Java
3 110 (37.29%) AWS
4 105 (35.59%) Spring
5 94 (31.86%) TDD
6 87 (29.49%) Docker
6 87 (29.49%) DevOps
7 80 (27.12%) Kubernetes
8 79 (26.78%) Finance
9 76 (25.76%) Git (software)
10 75 (25.42%) Kafka
11 73 (24.75%) Azure
12 71 (24.07%) Spring Boot
13 68 (23.05%) Scrum
14 53 (17.97%) SQL
14 53 (17.97%) RESTful
14 53 (17.97%) Jenkins
15 52 (17.63%) Node.js
16 45 (15.25%) Banking
17 44 (14.92%) Social Skills
18 40 (13.56%) Test Automation
18 40 (13.56%) BDD
19 39 (13.22%) Greenfield Project
19 39 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (13.22%) Python
20 37 (12.54%) Software Engineering
21 36 (12.20%) Web Services
22 34 (11.53%) JavaScript
22 34 (11.53%) NoSQL
22 34 (11.53%) Full Stack Development

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 15 (5.08%) Confluence
2 10 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.71%) CMS
4 7 (2.37%) Apache
4 7 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.02%) Headless CMS
5 3 (1.02%) Magnolia
5 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) GemFire
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) Mule
7 1 (0.34%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.34%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 110 (37.29%) AWS
2 73 (24.75%) Azure
3 24 (8.14%) Serverless
4 23 (7.80%) GCP
5 17 (5.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (5.76%) GitHub
6 15 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (4.07%) SaaS
8 9 (3.05%) PaaS
9 7 (2.37%) Amazon ECS
9 7 (2.37%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.02%) Azure App Service
11 3 (1.02%) IaaS
11 3 (1.02%) npm
11 3 (1.02%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.68%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.05%) HTTP
1 9 (3.05%) HTTPS
2 5 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.02%) Firewall
3 3 (1.02%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) 5G
4 2 (0.68%) Broadband
4 2 (0.68%) SNMP
4 2 (0.68%) SSH
5 1 (0.34%) AMQP
5 1 (0.34%) DHCP
5 1 (0.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.53%) NoSQL
2 27 (9.15%) MongoDB
3 15 (5.08%) MySQL
3 15 (5.08%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.07%) Hazelcast
4 12 (4.07%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.39%) Big Data
7 8 (2.71%) Redis
8 6 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.69%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.36%) BigQuery
10 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.02%) Bigtable
11 3 (1.02%) Flink
11 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 76 (25.76%) Git (software)
2 53 (17.97%) Jenkins
3 30 (10.17%) JIRA
4 16 (5.42%) Maven
5 11 (3.73%) JUnit
5 11 (3.73%) Subversion
6 10 (3.39%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.05%) Selenium
8 7 (2.37%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.37%) Postman
9 6 (2.03%) Mockito
9 6 (2.03%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.03%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.69%) JMeter
11 4 (1.36%) GitLab
11 4 (1.36%) Sourcetree
12 3 (1.02%) Appium
12 3 (1.02%) CircleCI
12 3 (1.02%) Travis CI
12 3 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 79 (26.78%) Finance
2 45 (15.25%) Banking
3 44 (14.92%) Social Skills
4 27 (9.15%) Front Office
5 17 (5.76%) Games
6 14 (4.75%) Financial Institution
6 14 (4.75%) Investment Banking
6 14 (4.75%) Legal
7 12 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.39%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (2.37%) Public Sector
9 7 (2.37%) Retail
10 2 (0.68%) International Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Law
10 2 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 180 (61.02%) Developer
2 98 (33.22%) Java Developer
3 47 (15.93%) Architect
4 20 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (6.10%) Software Engineer
6 17 (5.76%) Java Engineer
7 16 (5.42%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.08%) Node.js Developer
9 14 (4.75%) Python Developer
10 13 (4.41%) C# Developer
10 13 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) E-Commerce Developer
11 12 (4.07%) Java E-Commerce Developer
12 11 (3.73%) AWS Developer
12 11 (3.73%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (3.39%) Senior Java Engineer
14 9 (3.05%) Backend Developer
14 9 (3.05%) Front Office Developer
14 9 (3.05%) Java Software Engineer
14 9 (3.05%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (35.59%) Spring
2 75 (25.42%) Kafka
3 71 (24.07%) Spring Boot
4 53 (17.97%) RESTful
5 52 (17.63%) Node.js
6 36 (12.20%) Web Services
7 32 (10.85%) React
8 31 (10.51%) .NET
9 27 (9.15%) GraphQL
9 27 (9.15%) REST
10 26 (8.81%) AngularJS
11 18 (6.10%) .NET Core
12 14 (4.75%) HTML
13 10 (3.39%) JSON
14 9 (3.05%) CSS
14 9 (3.05%) HTML5
14 9 (3.05%) JMS
14 9 (3.05%) SOAP
15 8 (2.71%) Hibernate
16 6 (2.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.22%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.42%) Cloud Native
3 14 (4.75%) Hedge funds
4 12 (4.07%) Fixed Income
5 11 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (3.39%) Legacy Systems
7 9 (3.05%) Data Structures
7 9 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.71%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.71%) Market Risk
8 8 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.71%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.69%) Derivative
11 4 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.02%) User Experience
13 2 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.08%) Linux
2 9 (3.05%) Unix
3 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.68%) Windows
4 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (31.86%) TDD
3 87 (29.49%) DevOps
4 68 (23.05%) Scrum
5 40 (13.56%) BDD
5 40 (13.56%) Test Automation
6 39 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (12.54%) Software Engineering
8 34 (11.53%) Full Stack Development
9 26 (8.81%) Pair Programming
10 24 (8.14%) Web Development
11 22 (7.46%) Infrastructure as Code
12 21 (7.12%) E-Commerce
12 21 (7.12%) Fintech
12 21 (7.12%) Mentoring
13 20 (6.78%) Low Latency
13 20 (6.78%) User Stories
14 18 (6.10%) SDLC
15 17 (5.76%) Deployment Automation
15 17 (5.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 160 (54.24%) Java
2 53 (17.97%) SQL
3 39 (13.22%) Python
4 34 (11.53%) JavaScript
5 33 (11.19%) C#
6 32 (10.85%) Java 8
7 18 (6.10%) Kotlin
8 17 (5.76%) TypeScript
9 13 (4.41%) Java 11
10 6 (2.03%) Scala
11 5 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.69%) Ruby
12 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.36%) C
12 4 (1.36%) Go
12 4 (1.36%) Groovy
13 2 (0.68%) C++
13 2 (0.68%) PHP
13 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.03%) AWS Certification
3 6 (2.03%) Degree
4 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.68%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.68%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.46%) GDPR
2 10 (3.39%) QA
3 8 (2.71%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.69%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.68%) WCAG
6 1 (0.34%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) NIST
6 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (29.49%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 80 (27.12%) Kubernetes
2 20 (6.78%) Terraform
3 13 (4.41%) Ansible
4 3 (1.02%) Kibana
4 3 (1.02%) Marathon
4 3 (1.02%) Mesos
4 3 (1.02%) Puppet
5 2 (0.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.34%) CASB
6 1 (0.34%) Graylog
6 1 (0.34%) Packer
Vendors
1 17 (5.76%) Oracle
2 11 (3.73%) Google
3 9 (3.05%) Confluent
4 7 (2.37%) Splunk
5 6 (2.03%) IBM
6 5 (1.69%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.36%) New Relic
8 3 (1.02%) HP
8 3 (1.02%) hybris
8 3 (1.02%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.68%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.68%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.68%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.68%) Databricks
9 2 (0.68%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.68%) Rollbar
9 2 (0.68%) Sun
10 1 (0.34%) Qualys
10 1 (0.34%) SAP
10 1 (0.34%) Sybase