Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 17 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 +43 +24
Contract jobs citing Microservices 364 610 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.81% 8.95% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.94% 10.09% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 505 248
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £438 £457 £425
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% -3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
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 4,070 6,044 6,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.34% 88.65% 89.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,074 4,711 5,035
City of London median daily rate £515 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £327
90th Percentile £684 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £505 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -2.88% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 74
City of London median hourly rate £22.33 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +10.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.00 £11.67
90th Percentile £52.25 £37.50 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.65 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.48% -1.69% +5.42%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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 +14 4 £475 -17.39%
Moorgate -7 3 £500 -9.09%
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 188 (51.65%) Java
2 180 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (33.52%) Docker
4 116 (31.87%) TDD
5 114 (31.32%) Kubernetes
6 91 (25.00%) AWS
7 90 (24.73%) Finance
8 88 (24.18%) DevOps
9 87 (23.90%) Spring
10 74 (20.33%) Azure
11 70 (19.23%) Python
12 59 (16.21%) JavaScript
13 58 (15.93%) BDD
14 56 (15.38%) RESTful
14 56 (15.38%) Spring Boot
15 55 (15.11%) AngularJS
16 51 (14.01%) C#
17 48 (13.19%) .NET
17 48 (13.19%) Kafka
18 47 (12.91%) REST
19 46 (12.64%) Scrum
19 46 (12.64%) Banking
20 45 (12.36%) Greenfield Project
21 44 (12.09%) Java 8
22 42 (11.54%) React
23 38 (10.44%) Node.js
23 38 (10.44%) Software Engineering
23 38 (10.44%) Linux
24 37 (10.16%) Terraform
25 36 (9.89%) 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 33 (9.07%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.02%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (2.47%) Confluence
5 4 (1.10%) JBoss
6 3 (0.82%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.82%) Apache
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.55%) CMS
7 2 (0.55%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.55%) Hyperledger
7 2 (0.55%) IIS
7 2 (0.55%) Jetty
7 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.27%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.27%) Mule
8 1 (0.27%) nginx
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.55%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 91 (25.00%) AWS
2 74 (20.33%) Azure
3 22 (6.04%) GCP
4 21 (5.77%) Serverless
5 16 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (4.12%) SaaS
7 14 (3.85%) GitHub
8 10 (2.75%) PaaS
9 9 (2.47%) IaaS
10 8 (2.20%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.65%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.37%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (1.10%) AWS CodeDeploy
13 4 (1.10%) Route 53
14 3 (0.82%) Amazon Glacier
14 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.30%) HTTP
1 12 (3.30%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.75%) SSL
3 9 (2.47%) DNS
3 9 (2.47%) FTP
4 4 (1.10%) VPN
5 2 (0.55%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.24%) MongoDB
2 28 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 26 (7.14%) MySQL
4 25 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (5.22%) SQL Server
6 14 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.75%) Big Data
9 9 (2.47%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
10 6 (1.65%) Redis
11 5 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.37%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.10%) Flink
12 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
13 3 (0.82%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 35 (9.62%) Git (software)
1 35 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.40%) Gradle
3 13 (3.57%) Maven
4 12 (3.30%) Mockito
5 11 (3.02%) JIRA
5 11 (3.02%) JUnit
6 10 (2.75%) GitLab
6 10 (2.75%) Selenium
6 10 (2.75%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.47%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.20%) Gatling
8 8 (2.20%) Geb
8 8 (2.20%) Spock
9 6 (1.65%) CircleCI
10 5 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.37%) Travis CI
11 4 (1.10%) gulp
11 4 (1.10%) Protractor
11 4 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 90 (24.73%) Finance
2 46 (12.64%) Banking
3 13 (3.57%) Retail
4 9 (2.47%) Games
5 8 (2.20%) Back Office
6 6 (1.65%) Front Office
6 6 (1.65%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Advertising
8 4 (1.10%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 224 (61.54%) Developer
2 112 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 36 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (7.42%) Senior Developer
5 26 (7.14%) AWS Developer
6 23 (6.32%) Architect
7 21 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
7 21 (5.77%) Python Developer
8 19 (5.22%) C# Developer
9 14 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (3.57%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.02%) Java Engineer
11 11 (3.02%) React Developer
11 11 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.75%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (2.47%) Agile Java Developer
13 9 (2.47%) Angular Developer
13 9 (2.47%) Azure Developer
13 9 (2.47%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (23.90%) Spring
2 56 (15.38%) RESTful
2 56 (15.38%) Spring Boot
3 55 (15.11%) AngularJS
4 48 (13.19%) .NET
4 48 (13.19%) Kafka
5 47 (12.91%) REST
6 42 (11.54%) React
7 38 (10.44%) Node.js
8 35 (9.62%) Web Services
9 28 (7.69%) .NET Core
9 28 (7.69%) HTML
10 26 (7.14%) CSS
11 14 (3.85%) OAuth
11 14 (3.85%) SOAP
12 11 (3.02%) GraphQL
12 11 (3.02%) HTML5
12 11 (3.02%) OAuth2
13 10 (2.75%) Natural Language Processing
13 10 (2.75%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.36%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.12%) Equities
3 14 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.30%) Hedge funds
5 11 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.47%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.47%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.65%) User Experience
9 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.37%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (1.10%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.82%) Derivative
11 3 (0.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (0.82%) NHS
12 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.55%) Life Science
12 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.44%) Linux
2 9 (2.47%) Unix
3 3 (0.82%) Debian
4 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.55%) Windows
5 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.27%) CentOS
5 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.27%) Solaris
5 1 (0.27%) SUSE
5 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (31.87%) TDD
3 88 (24.18%) DevOps
4 58 (15.93%) BDD
5 46 (12.64%) Scrum
6 38 (10.44%) Software Engineering
7 36 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (9.89%) Test Automation
8 32 (8.79%) Pair Programming
9 28 (7.69%) Fintech
10 27 (7.42%) Kanban
10 27 (7.42%) OO
11 25 (6.87%) Multithreading
12 23 (6.32%) SDLC
13 21 (5.77%) SOLID
14 20 (5.49%) E-Commerce
15 18 (4.95%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (4.95%) Domain-Driven Design
16 17 (4.67%) Continuous Deployment
16 17 (4.67%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 188 (51.65%) Java
2 70 (19.23%) Python
3 59 (16.21%) JavaScript
4 51 (14.01%) C#
5 44 (12.09%) Java 8
6 31 (8.52%) Go
7 29 (7.97%) SQL
8 27 (7.42%) TypeScript
9 24 (6.59%) Scala
10 19 (5.22%) Kotlin
11 18 (4.95%) Ruby
12 8 (2.20%) C++
13 7 (1.92%) Clojure
14 6 (1.65%) ES6
14 6 (1.65%) PHP
15 4 (1.10%) ClojureScript
16 3 (0.82%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.82%) C
16 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (5.49%) Degree
2 8 (2.20%) PhD
2 8 (2.20%) SC Cleared
2 8 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.92%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.65%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.82%) ISEB
5 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.20%) QA
2 6 (1.65%) MiFID
3 4 (1.10%) EMIR
4 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 122 (33.52%) Docker
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.55%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.27%) Varnish
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) vSphere
3 1 (0.27%) zsh
Systems Management
1 114 (31.32%) Kubernetes
2 37 (10.16%) Terraform
3 24 (6.59%) Ansible
4 16 (4.40%) Puppet
5 14 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.65%) Kibana
8 5 (1.37%) Rancher
9 4 (1.10%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.82%) logstash
10 3 (0.82%) Packer
11 2 (0.55%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.55%) MIIS
11 2 (0.55%) Oozie
11 2 (0.55%) Salt
11 2 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.27%) Consul
12 1 (0.27%) Grafana
12 1 (0.27%) Istio
Vendors
1 19 (5.22%) Google
1 19 (5.22%) Oracle
2 14 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.65%) MuleSoft
3 6 (1.65%) SaltStack
4 5 (1.37%) Facebook
4 5 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.37%) Splunk
5 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.55%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.55%) HP
5 2 (0.55%) IBM
5 2 (0.55%) New Relic
5 2 (0.55%) Perforce
5 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.55%) Reuters
5 2 (0.55%) Tableau
6 1 (0.27%) Criteo
6 1 (0.27%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.27%) Veracode