Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 17 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22 +29
Contract jobs citing Microservices 202 567 380
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.79% 8.95% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.78% 10.01% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 472 344
Median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £456 £416
90th Percentile £650 £688 £647
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 2,596 5,667 6,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.20% 89.47% 88.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,841 4,367 4,834
Median daily rate £513 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 97
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.57 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.67% +8.28% +6.44%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.50 £38.48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.65 £20.00
% change year-on-year +69.53% +3.23% +25.00%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +20 1 £450 -14.29%
Moorgate -4 1 £500 -9.09%
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 112 (55.45%) Java
2 105 (51.98%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (33.17%) Docker
4 65 (32.18%) Spring
5 60 (29.70%) TDD
6 59 (29.21%) Kubernetes
7 54 (26.73%) Azure
8 52 (25.74%) AWS
9 51 (25.25%) Finance
10 48 (23.76%) DevOps
11 36 (17.82%) RESTful
12 35 (17.33%) Spring Boot
13 34 (16.83%) AngularJS
13 34 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (16.34%) BDD
15 32 (15.84%) Kafka
16 30 (14.85%) REST
16 30 (14.85%) Java 8
16 30 (14.85%) Test Automation
16 30 (14.85%) Scrum
17 25 (12.38%) JavaScript
17 25 (12.38%) Greenfield Project
17 25 (12.38%) React
18 23 (11.39%) GCP
19 22 (10.89%) Python
20 21 (10.40%) C#
20 21 (10.40%) Scala
20 21 (10.40%) Terraform
21 20 (9.90%) TypeScript
21 20 (9.90%) HTML

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 17 (8.42%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (7.92%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.49%) Confluence
3 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.99%) IIS
4 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (26.73%) Azure
2 52 (25.74%) AWS
3 23 (11.39%) GCP
4 12 (5.94%) SaaS
5 9 (4.46%) Serverless
6 6 (2.97%) Amazon EKS
6 6 (2.97%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (2.48%) GitHub
7 5 (2.48%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.49%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (1.49%) Azure Stack
8 3 (1.49%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (0.99%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.99%) IaaS
9 2 (0.99%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.94%) SSL
2 8 (3.96%) HTTPS
3 6 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.48%) HTTP
5 3 (1.49%) DNS
5 3 (1.49%) FTP
5 3 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.91%) NoSQL
1 18 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.93%) MySQL
3 13 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (5.94%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.97%) Big Data
5 6 (2.97%) Redis
5 6 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.49%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.99%) Flink
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.99%) Power BI
8 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.99%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 15 (7.43%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.44%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.95%) JUnit
3 10 (4.95%) Maven
4 9 (4.46%) Gradle
5 8 (3.96%) Mockito
6 7 (3.47%) GitLab
7 6 (2.97%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.97%) Selenium
8 5 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.48%) JIRA
9 3 (1.49%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.49%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.99%) Geb
10 2 (0.99%) gulp
10 2 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.99%) Protractor
10 2 (0.99%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.99%) Spock
General
1 51 (25.25%) Finance
2 19 (9.41%) Banking
3 10 (4.95%) Games
4 9 (4.46%) Retail
5 8 (3.96%) Front Office
6 7 (3.47%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.47%) Public Sector
7 6 (2.97%) Marketing
8 4 (1.98%) Back Office
9 3 (1.49%) Electronics
9 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.99%) Advertising
10 2 (0.99%) Law
10 2 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 136 (67.33%) Developer
2 75 (37.13%) Java Developer
3 20 (9.90%) AWS Developer
4 18 (8.91%) Architect
5 17 (8.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (8.42%) Full Stack Developer
6 13 (6.44%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.46%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.47%) Scala Developer
10 6 (2.97%) Analyst
10 6 (2.97%) Angular Developer
10 6 (2.97%) Backend Developer
10 6 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (2.97%) Java Engineer
11 5 (2.48%) AWS DevOps
11 5 (2.48%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 5 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 5 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (2.48%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (32.18%) Spring
2 36 (17.82%) RESTful
3 35 (17.33%) Spring Boot
4 34 (16.83%) AngularJS
5 32 (15.84%) Kafka
6 30 (14.85%) REST
7 25 (12.38%) React
8 20 (9.90%) HTML
9 19 (9.41%) CSS
10 17 (8.42%) .NET
10 17 (8.42%) Node.js
10 17 (8.42%) Web Services
11 13 (6.44%) .NET Core
12 11 (5.45%) Guice
13 10 (4.95%) Akka
14 9 (4.46%) HTML5
15 8 (3.96%) GraphQL
15 8 (3.96%) JAAS
15 8 (3.96%) Spring Security
16 6 (2.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.38%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.48%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.98%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.98%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.98%) User Experience
7 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.49%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.49%) NHS
7 3 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.99%) Life Science
8 2 (0.99%) Replication
8 2 (0.99%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.41%) Linux
2 4 (1.98%) Unix
3 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.99%) SUSE
4 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Solaris
4 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (51.98%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.70%) TDD
3 48 (23.76%) DevOps
4 34 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (16.34%) BDD
6 30 (14.85%) Scrum
6 30 (14.85%) Test Automation
7 19 (9.41%) Continuous Deployment
7 19 (9.41%) SDLC
8 18 (8.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (8.91%) Pair Programming
9 17 (8.42%) Fintech
9 17 (8.42%) Software Engineering
10 15 (7.43%) E-Commerce
11 13 (6.44%) Kanban
12 10 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.95%) OO
13 9 (4.46%) Coaching
13 9 (4.46%) Front End Development
14 8 (3.96%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 112 (55.45%) Java
2 30 (14.85%) Java 8
3 25 (12.38%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.89%) Python
5 21 (10.40%) C#
5 21 (10.40%) Scala
6 20 (9.90%) SQL
6 20 (9.90%) TypeScript
7 18 (8.91%) Kotlin
8 9 (4.46%) Ruby
9 8 (3.96%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.48%) Go
11 3 (1.49%) ES6
12 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.50%) C
12 1 (0.50%) Clojure
12 1 (0.50%) Haskell
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.46%) Degree
2 4 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.49%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) ISEB
4 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.98%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) MiFID
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (33.17%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.99%) HDFS
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.50%) zsh
Systems Management
1 59 (29.21%) Kubernetes
2 21 (10.40%) Terraform
3 11 (5.45%) Ansible
4 7 (3.47%) Prometheus
5 6 (2.97%) Puppet
6 3 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.49%) Rancher
6 3 (1.49%) Zipkin
7 2 (0.99%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.99%) Oozie
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.50%) Grafana
8 1 (0.50%) Kibana
8 1 (0.50%) logstash
8 1 (0.50%) MIIS
8 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (4.46%) Microsoft
1 9 (4.46%) Oracle
2 8 (3.96%) Google
3 4 (1.98%) Splunk
4 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.49%) SAP
5 2 (0.99%) Facebook
5 2 (0.99%) MuleSoft
5 2 (0.99%) New Relic
5 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.99%) Tableau
6 1 (0.50%) Cadence
6 1 (0.50%) Foundry
6 1 (0.50%) HP
6 1 (0.50%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) Nintex
6 1 (0.50%) Okta
6 1 (0.50%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.50%) Sybase
6 1 (0.50%) TOWER Software