Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +51
Contract jobs citing Microservices 165 400 563
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.94% 8.17% 8.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.89% 9.23% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 349 484
Median daily rate £548 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.78% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £404 £463 £450
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £545 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -0.91% - +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,855 4,333 5,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.27% 88.50% 88.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 3,398 4,711
Median daily rate £524 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.20% - +1.49%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £315
90th Percentile £688 £676 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £510 £513
% change year-on-year +0.54% -0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 65
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.42 £19.25
% change year-on-year +32.26% +6.05% -1.28%

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 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 107 (64.85%) Java
2 83 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (40.61%) Spring
4 49 (29.70%) AWS
5 48 (29.09%) Banking
5 48 (29.09%) Jenkins
6 46 (27.88%) Spring Boot
6 46 (27.88%) Java 8
6 46 (27.88%) JavaScript
7 44 (26.67%) Finance
8 42 (25.45%) TDD
8 42 (25.45%) Kubernetes
8 42 (25.45%) REST
9 40 (24.24%) Docker
10 39 (23.64%) DevOps
11 35 (21.21%) Azure
12 33 (20.00%) Kafka
13 31 (18.79%) AngularJS
13 31 (18.79%) Git (software)
13 31 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (16.97%) Software Engineering
14 28 (16.97%) Python
15 27 (16.36%) OO
16 25 (15.15%) RESTful
17 24 (14.55%) SQL
18 23 (13.94%) HTML
18 23 (13.94%) Node.js
19 22 (13.33%) React
20 21 (12.73%) Scrum
20 21 (12.73%) Multithreading

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 (4.85%) Apache
1 8 (4.85%) Red Hat Fuse
2 7 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.42%) nginx
4 2 (1.21%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.21%) Appian
4 2 (1.21%) Camunda
4 2 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.21%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) Mule
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.61%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 49 (29.70%) AWS
2 35 (21.21%) Azure
3 19 (11.52%) GCP
4 12 (7.27%) GitHub
4 12 (7.27%) SaaS
5 9 (5.45%) Amazon ECS
6 8 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (4.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (4.85%) Serverless
7 7 (4.24%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (3.03%) PaaS
8 5 (3.03%) Power Platform
9 4 (2.42%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.82%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.82%) Datadog
10 3 (1.82%) npm
10 3 (1.82%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.82%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.24%) Internet
2 6 (3.64%) HTTP
3 3 (1.82%) DNS
3 3 (1.82%) FTP
3 3 (1.82%) SSL
3 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.21%) VPN
5 1 (0.61%) Extranet
5 1 (0.61%) Intranet
5 1 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) Relational Database
2 15 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.88%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.88%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.85%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.03%) MySQL
8 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.82%) Big Data
9 3 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.21%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.21%) OLTP
10 2 (1.21%) Power BI
11 1 (0.61%) Flink
11 1 (0.61%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 48 (29.09%) Jenkins
2 31 (18.79%) Git (software)
3 20 (12.12%) Maven
4 10 (6.06%) Gradle
4 10 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 9 (5.45%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.85%) GitLab
7 7 (4.24%) JUnit
7 7 (4.24%) MSBuild
7 7 (4.24%) Selenium
8 6 (3.64%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.03%) Mockito
10 4 (2.42%) Gatling
10 4 (2.42%) JIRA
11 3 (1.82%) Geb
11 3 (1.82%) Gerrit
11 3 (1.82%) Hudson
11 3 (1.82%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.82%) Spock
11 3 (1.82%) webpack
General
1 48 (29.09%) Banking
2 44 (26.67%) Finance
3 9 (5.45%) Front Office
4 7 (4.24%) Back Office
5 5 (3.03%) Games
6 4 (2.42%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.42%) Retail
7 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.21%) French Language
8 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (71.52%) Developer
2 70 (42.42%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.30%) Architect
4 14 (8.48%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (7.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 13 (7.88%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.67%) AWS Developer
7 10 (6.06%) Angular Developer
8 9 (5.45%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Backend Developer
10 7 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.24%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Java Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) React Developer
12 5 (3.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (40.61%) Spring
2 46 (27.88%) Spring Boot
3 42 (25.45%) REST
4 33 (20.00%) Kafka
5 31 (18.79%) AngularJS
6 25 (15.15%) RESTful
7 23 (13.94%) HTML
7 23 (13.94%) Node.js
8 22 (13.33%) React
9 19 (11.52%) Web Services
10 18 (10.91%) .NET
11 15 (9.09%) HTML5
11 15 (9.09%) jQuery
12 13 (7.88%) JMS
13 12 (7.27%) CSS
14 11 (6.67%) Hibernate
14 11 (6.67%) JSON
15 10 (6.06%) .NET Framework
15 10 (6.06%) Apache Camel
16 9 (5.45%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.27%) Clustering
3 8 (4.85%) Cloud Native
3 8 (4.85%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.42%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.42%) User Experience
7 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.82%) Equities
7 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.21%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.21%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.21%) Derivative
8 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (1.82%) Unix
3 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.45%) TDD
3 39 (23.64%) DevOps
4 31 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (16.97%) Software Engineering
6 27 (16.36%) OO
7 21 (12.73%) Multithreading
7 21 (12.73%) Scrum
8 20 (12.12%) BDD
9 17 (10.30%) Test Automation
10 16 (9.70%) High Availability
10 16 (9.70%) Open Source
10 16 (9.70%) Web Development
11 15 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (8.48%) Unit Testing
13 12 (7.27%) Scalability Testing
14 11 (6.67%) Pair Programming
15 9 (5.45%) Mentoring
15 9 (5.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 107 (64.85%) Java
2 46 (27.88%) Java 8
2 46 (27.88%) JavaScript
3 28 (16.97%) Python
4 24 (14.55%) SQL
5 16 (9.70%) C#
6 12 (7.27%) TypeScript
7 11 (6.67%) Kotlin
8 8 (4.85%) Go
9 5 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.42%) ES6
10 4 (2.42%) Scala
11 3 (1.82%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.82%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.21%) Groovy
12 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.21%) Rust
13 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.61%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 12 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.24%) Degree
4 5 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.82%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.82%) MiFID
1 3 (1.82%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) GDPR
2 2 (1.21%) ISO 20022
2 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (24.24%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (25.45%) Kubernetes
2 14 (8.48%) Terraform
3 6 (3.64%) Ansible
4 5 (3.03%) Prometheus
5 4 (2.42%) Grafana
5 4 (2.42%) Puppet
5 4 (2.42%) Salt
6 3 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.21%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.61%) Kibana
8 1 (0.61%) logstash
8 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (10.30%) Oracle
2 11 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.64%) Google
4 4 (2.42%) MuleSoft
4 4 (2.42%) Splunk
5 2 (1.21%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.21%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.61%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.61%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.61%) CenturyLink
6 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.61%) Murex
6 1 (0.61%) Nintex
6 1 (0.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.61%) Sybase
6 1 (0.61%) VMware