Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 70 167
Rank change year-on-year +39 +97 +85
Contract jobs citing Microservices 427 225 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.11% 3.38% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.00% 3.80% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 178 68
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £411 £380
90th Percentile £664 £665 £741
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
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 6,101 5,917 5,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.27% 88.88% 87.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,830 4,577 4,778
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £327 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 55 43
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.54 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +2.70% -5.33%
10th Percentile £13.29 £13.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.55 £31.20 £46.31
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% -5.00% -4.76%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 - 17 £575 -
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 235 (55.04%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (53.40%) Java
3 199 (46.60%) TDD
4 146 (34.19%) Amazon AWS
5 139 (32.55%) Docker
6 122 (28.57%) REST
7 116 (27.17%) JavaScript
8 111 (26.00%) Spring
9 106 (24.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 102 (23.89%) .NET
11 100 (23.42%) Java 8
12 93 (21.78%) C#
13 90 (21.08%) NoSQL
14 89 (20.84%) Git (software)
15 86 (20.14%) DevOps
16 85 (19.91%) AngularJS
17 81 (18.97%) RESTful
17 81 (18.97%) BDD
17 81 (18.97%) Kubernetes
18 80 (18.74%) Spring Boot
18 80 (18.74%) MongoDB
19 78 (18.27%) SQL
19 78 (18.27%) Finance
20 67 (15.69%) HTML
20 67 (15.69%) Linux
21 59 (13.82%) Greenfield Project
22 55 (12.88%) MVC
22 55 (12.88%) HTML5
23 53 (12.41%) E-Commerce
24 51 (11.94%) Continuous Integration

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 40 (9.37%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (8.43%) Apache Spark
3 18 (4.22%) Apache
4 10 (2.34%) Confluence
5 8 (1.87%) nginx
6 6 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.47%) CMS
10 2 (0.47%) IPython
10 2 (0.47%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.23%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.23%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.23%) Drupal
11 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.23%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.23%) Jetty
11 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 146 (34.19%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (24.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (10.54%) Heroku
4 21 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (4.45%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (4.22%) Amazon S3
7 16 (3.75%) PaaS
8 15 (3.51%) Serverless
9 14 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.87%) IaaS
12 7 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.41%) Google Analytics
13 6 (1.41%) npm
14 5 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.94%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.94%) GitHub
16 3 (0.70%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.20%) FTP
2 34 (7.96%) DNS
2 34 (7.96%) HTTP
3 33 (7.73%) SSL
3 33 (7.73%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.17%) AMQP
5 4 (0.94%) Firewall
6 3 (0.70%) VPN
7 2 (0.47%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.47%) DKIM
7 2 (0.47%) DMARC
7 2 (0.47%) Internet
7 2 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.23%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.23%) WAN
8 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (21.08%) NoSQL
2 80 (18.74%) MongoDB
3 44 (10.30%) Big Data
4 42 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (8.43%) Hadoop
6 33 (7.73%) Redis
7 28 (6.56%) Relational Database
7 28 (6.56%) SQL Server
8 25 (5.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (5.85%) Cosmos DB
9 15 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (3.04%) MySQL
11 11 (2.58%) Couchbase
12 10 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (2.34%) Blockchain
13 8 (1.87%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.87%) Riak
14 7 (1.64%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.41%) HBase
15 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 89 (20.84%) Git (software)
2 46 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 36 (8.43%) GitLab
3 36 (8.43%) Maven
4 34 (7.96%) Gradle
5 21 (4.92%) JIRA
6 20 (4.68%) gulp
6 20 (4.68%) Selenium
7 16 (3.75%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.28%) JUnit
8 14 (3.28%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (3.04%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.34%) Mocha
10 10 (2.34%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.87%) Spock
11 8 (1.87%) TestNG
12 7 (1.64%) Geb
12 7 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.64%) webpack
General
1 78 (18.27%) Finance
2 42 (9.84%) Banking
3 25 (5.85%) Law
4 23 (5.39%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.98%) Retail
6 16 (3.75%) Marketing
7 6 (1.41%) Front Office
7 6 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.94%) Games
8 4 (0.94%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 280 (65.57%) Developer
2 129 (30.21%) Java Developer
3 58 (13.58%) .NET Developer
4 55 (12.88%) Senior Developer
5 41 (9.60%) Senior Java Developer
6 35 (8.20%) Architect
7 29 (6.79%) C# Developer
8 27 (6.32%) Lead Developer
9 26 (6.09%) Azure Developer
10 25 (5.85%) Agile Developer
11 24 (5.62%) Agile Java Developer
12 23 (5.39%) Lead Java Developer
13 22 (5.15%) Technical Leader
14 19 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
15 18 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
16 16 (3.75%) Angular Developer
17 15 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
18 14 (3.28%) NoSQL Developer
19 13 (3.04%) Analyst
19 13 (3.04%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (28.57%) REST
2 111 (26.00%) Spring
3 102 (23.89%) .NET
4 85 (19.91%) AngularJS
5 81 (18.97%) RESTful
6 80 (18.74%) Spring Boot
7 67 (15.69%) HTML
8 55 (12.88%) HTML5
9 51 (11.94%) React
10 50 (11.71%) Node.js
11 49 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 49 (11.48%) Kafka
12 48 (11.24%) CSS
13 47 (11.01%) .NET Core
14 45 (10.54%) SOAP
15 44 (10.30%) JSON
16 39 (9.13%) Dropwizard
16 39 (9.13%) OAuth
17 37 (8.67%) Hibernate
18 35 (8.20%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.82%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (10.77%) Fintech
3 15 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 11 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.34%) Credit Risk
5 10 (2.34%) Derivative
5 10 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.11%) User Experience
7 8 (1.87%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (1.41%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.41%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.17%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.70%) iPad
11 3 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.69%) Linux
2 7 (1.64%) Unix
3 6 (1.41%) Windows
4 4 (0.94%) CoreOS
4 4 (0.94%) VMS
5 2 (0.47%) Android
5 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.47%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (55.04%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (46.60%) TDD
3 86 (20.14%) DevOps
4 81 (18.97%) BDD
5 55 (12.88%) MVC
6 53 (12.41%) E-Commerce
7 51 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (10.77%) SOA
9 45 (10.54%) Software Engineering
10 43 (10.07%) Test Automation
11 41 (9.60%) Scrum
12 35 (8.20%) OWASP
13 34 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
14 33 (7.73%) Domain-Driven Design
15 31 (7.26%) OO
16 27 (6.32%) Open Source
17 25 (5.85%) SOLID
18 24 (5.62%) Pair Programming
19 23 (5.39%) Analytics
20 22 (5.15%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 228 (53.40%) Java
2 116 (27.17%) JavaScript
3 100 (23.42%) Java 8
4 93 (21.78%) C#
5 78 (18.27%) SQL
6 48 (11.24%) Python
7 35 (8.20%) Scala
8 33 (7.73%) ES6
9 32 (7.49%) Ruby
10 26 (6.09%) TypeScript
11 16 (3.75%) C
12 15 (3.51%) Bash Shell
13 13 (3.04%) Groovy
13 13 (3.04%) VB.NET
14 11 (2.58%) PowerShell
15 10 (2.34%) Kotlin
16 9 (2.11%) Go
17 7 (1.64%) PHP
17 7 (1.64%) PL/SQL
18 6 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (3.28%) Degree
2 13 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.94%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.70%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.70%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) RHCE
7 1 (0.23%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.51%) QA
2 14 (3.28%) GCP
3 6 (1.41%) PSD2
4 4 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.70%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.47%) MiFID
7 1 (0.23%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 139 (32.55%) Docker
2 2 (0.47%) HDFS
3 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) Ceph
3 1 (0.23%) Gluster
3 1 (0.23%) iptables
3 1 (0.23%) KVM
3 1 (0.23%) NFS
3 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 81 (18.97%) Kubernetes
2 34 (7.96%) Terraform
3 29 (6.79%) Puppet
4 28 (6.56%) Docker Swarm
5 23 (5.39%) Ansible
6 14 (3.28%) Mesos
6 14 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.58%) Kibana
7 11 (2.58%) logstash
8 10 (2.34%) Marathon
9 5 (1.17%) Consul
9 5 (1.17%) Grafana
10 4 (0.94%) Packer
11 3 (0.70%) Nagios
11 3 (0.70%) Pingdom
11 3 (0.70%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.70%) Uchiwa
11 3 (0.70%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.47%) Control-M
12 2 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (5.39%) Google
2 16 (3.75%) Oracle
3 13 (3.04%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.04%) New Relic
4 10 (2.34%) Splunk
5 8 (1.87%) AppDynamics
6 7 (1.64%) Rollbar
7 6 (1.41%) MuleSoft
7 6 (1.41%) Progress
8 5 (1.17%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.17%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.94%) Adobe
10 3 (0.70%) Apple
10 3 (0.70%) hybris
10 3 (0.70%) PagerDuty
10 3 (0.70%) Solace
11 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.47%) F5
11 2 (0.47%) MapR
11 2 (0.47%) VMware