Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 90 123
Rank change year-on-year +62 +33 +113
Contract jobs citing Microservices 449 196 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.48% 2.86% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.49% 3.20% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 163 116
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £423 £408 £384
90th Percentile £675 £672 £625
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +5.26%
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 5,992 6,121 5,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.50% 89.23% 87.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,767 4,829 4,690
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 54 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.45 £31.28 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

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 October 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 October 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 - 23 £575 -
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 248 (55.23%) Java
2 247 (55.01%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (49.67%) TDD
4 171 (38.08%) Amazon AWS
5 162 (36.08%) Docker
6 137 (30.51%) JavaScript
7 123 (27.39%) Spring
8 121 (26.95%) Java 8
9 112 (24.94%) REST
10 110 (24.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 108 (24.05%) .NET
12 104 (23.16%) Spring Boot
13 102 (22.72%) Kubernetes
13 102 (22.72%) C#
14 99 (22.05%) SQL
15 88 (19.60%) Finance
16 87 (19.38%) RESTful
17 86 (19.15%) MongoDB
17 86 (19.15%) NoSQL
17 86 (19.15%) AngularJS
18 85 (18.93%) DevOps
18 85 (18.93%) Git (software)
19 82 (18.26%) BDD
20 77 (17.15%) Greenfield Project
21 75 (16.70%) HTML
22 62 (13.81%) Linux
23 58 (12.92%) CSS
24 56 (12.47%) Banking
24 56 (12.47%) Test Automation
24 56 (12.47%) Node.js

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 50 (11.14%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (8.91%) Apache Spark
3 16 (3.56%) Apache
4 12 (2.67%) Confluence
5 10 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.11%) nginx
7 5 (1.11%) NServiceBus
7 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.67%) Gunicorn
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Drupal
11 1 (0.22%) IIS
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 171 (38.08%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (24.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (8.46%) Heroku
4 23 (5.12%) Serverless
5 16 (3.56%) Amazon SQS
5 16 (3.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (3.56%) PaaS
6 15 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (3.34%) Amazon S3
7 14 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (2.00%) GitHub
8 9 (2.00%) npm
9 5 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.11%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.11%) IaaS
10 4 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.89%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.13%) HTTP
2 29 (6.46%) DNS
3 28 (6.24%) FTP
3 28 (6.24%) SSL
3 28 (6.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.11%) AMQP
5 4 (0.89%) Firewall
6 2 (0.45%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.45%) WAN
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.22%) DMARC
7 1 (0.22%) LAN
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (19.15%) MongoDB
1 86 (19.15%) NoSQL
2 40 (8.91%) Redis
3 39 (8.69%) Big Data
4 35 (7.80%) SQL Server
5 34 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (7.35%) Cosmos DB
6 33 (7.35%) Hadoop
7 31 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (4.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 22 (4.90%) Relational Database
9 18 (4.01%) MySQL
10 12 (2.67%) Riak
11 11 (2.45%) Couchbase
12 9 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (2.00%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.78%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.11%) HBase
15 4 (0.89%) Flink
16 3 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 85 (18.93%) Git (software)
2 48 (10.69%) Jenkins
3 41 (9.13%) Maven
4 35 (7.80%) Gradle
5 32 (7.13%) GitLab
6 28 (6.24%) Selenium
7 21 (4.68%) gulp
7 21 (4.68%) JIRA
8 17 (3.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (3.56%) Gatling
10 15 (3.34%) Cucumber
10 15 (3.34%) SpecFlow
11 14 (3.12%) JUnit
12 10 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (2.23%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.00%) Mockito
13 9 (2.00%) Spock
14 8 (1.78%) Geb
15 7 (1.56%) IntelliJ
15 7 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 88 (19.60%) Finance
2 56 (12.47%) Banking
3 21 (4.68%) Financial Institution
4 20 (4.45%) Law
5 14 (3.12%) Retail
6 11 (2.45%) Marketing
7 7 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.89%) Front Office
8 4 (0.89%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 295 (65.70%) Developer
2 143 (31.85%) Java Developer
3 65 (14.48%) Senior Developer
4 62 (13.81%) .NET Developer
5 47 (10.47%) Senior Java Developer
6 38 (8.46%) Architect
7 31 (6.90%) Azure Developer
7 31 (6.90%) C# Developer
8 25 (5.57%) Agile Developer
8 25 (5.57%) Agile Java Developer
8 25 (5.57%) Lead Developer
9 22 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
10 21 (4.68%) Angular Developer
10 21 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (4.68%) Technical Leader
11 19 (4.23%) React Developer
12 18 (4.01%) Lead Java Developer
13 17 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
14 16 (3.56%) Node.js Developer
15 15 (3.34%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (27.39%) Spring
2 112 (24.94%) REST
3 108 (24.05%) .NET
4 104 (23.16%) Spring Boot
5 87 (19.38%) RESTful
6 86 (19.15%) AngularJS
7 75 (16.70%) HTML
8 58 (12.92%) CSS
9 56 (12.47%) .NET Core
9 56 (12.47%) Node.js
10 54 (12.03%) React
11 53 (11.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 52 (11.58%) HTML5
13 47 (10.47%) Kafka
14 40 (8.91%) Hibernate
14 40 (8.91%) JSON
15 37 (8.24%) Dropwizard
16 36 (8.02%) Web Services
17 34 (7.57%) OAuth
17 34 (7.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.15%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (10.91%) Fintech
3 16 (3.56%) Derivative
4 15 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.23%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (2.00%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.34%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.34%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.34%) User Experience
10 5 (1.11%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.11%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.89%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.89%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.81%) Linux
2 9 (2.00%) Windows
3 8 (1.78%) Unix
4 3 (0.67%) Android
4 3 (0.67%) CoreOS
4 3 (0.67%) VMS
4 3 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (55.01%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (49.67%) TDD
3 85 (18.93%) DevOps
4 82 (18.26%) BDD
5 56 (12.47%) Test Automation
6 54 (12.03%) Software Engineering
7 50 (11.14%) E-Commerce
8 47 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (10.24%) SOA
10 45 (10.02%) MVC
11 44 (9.80%) Scrum
12 38 (8.46%) Domain-Driven Design
12 38 (8.46%) OO
13 35 (7.80%) Continuous Delivery
14 32 (7.13%) Open Source
15 30 (6.68%) OWASP
16 29 (6.46%) Pair Programming
16 29 (6.46%) SOLID
17 24 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (4.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 248 (55.23%) Java
2 137 (30.51%) JavaScript
3 121 (26.95%) Java 8
4 102 (22.72%) C#
5 99 (22.05%) SQL
6 46 (10.24%) Python
7 36 (8.02%) Scala
8 35 (7.80%) ES6
9 33 (7.35%) TypeScript
10 26 (5.79%) Ruby
11 23 (5.12%) C
12 14 (3.12%) Bash Shell
12 14 (3.12%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.90%) VB.NET
14 11 (2.45%) PL/SQL
15 9 (2.00%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.78%) Go
16 8 (1.78%) Groovy
17 7 (1.56%) Clojure
17 7 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (3.56%) Degree
2 12 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (2.67%) SC Cleared
2 12 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.11%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
4 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.01%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) PSD2
3 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 162 (36.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Gluster
2 1 (0.22%) HDFS
2 1 (0.22%) iptables
2 1 (0.22%) NFS
2 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 102 (22.72%) Kubernetes
2 32 (7.13%) Terraform
3 26 (5.79%) Docker Swarm
4 25 (5.57%) Puppet
5 22 (4.90%) Ansible
6 17 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.67%) Kibana
7 12 (2.67%) logstash
8 8 (1.78%) Mesos
9 5 (1.11%) Grafana
9 5 (1.11%) Marathon
10 4 (0.89%) Packer
10 4 (0.89%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.67%) Nagios
11 3 (0.67%) Pingdom
11 3 (0.67%) rkt
11 3 (0.67%) Uchiwa
11 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.45%) Control-M
12 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 27 (6.01%) Oracle
2 21 (4.68%) Google
3 13 (2.90%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.45%) Splunk
5 10 (2.23%) AppDynamics
6 9 (2.00%) New Relic
7 7 (1.56%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.34%) Progress
9 4 (0.89%) Cadence
10 3 (0.67%) Adobe
10 3 (0.67%) Apple
10 3 (0.67%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.67%) hybris
10 3 (0.67%) PagerDuty
10 3 (0.67%) Rollbar
11 2 (0.45%) F5
11 2 (0.45%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.45%) MapR
11 2 (0.45%) SOASTA, Inc
11 2 (0.45%) Solace