Period
to 3 August 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 August 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 16 33
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 +34
Contract jobs citing Microservices 166 575 411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.20% 8.75% 5.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.19% 9.74% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 494 378
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £416 £463 £416
90th Percentile £650 £688 £663
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 -

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 2,028 5,904 6,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.98% 89.84% 88.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,416 4,605 4,887
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £338 £350 £330
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 74 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.67 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.37% +10.51% -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.25 £13.12
90th Percentile £50.60 £55.68 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +0.05%

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 August 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 August 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
Moorgate -1 1 £500 -4.76%
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 88 (53.01%) Java
2 83 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (37.35%) Docker
4 59 (35.54%) Kubernetes
5 56 (33.73%) Azure
6 51 (30.72%) AWS
7 50 (30.12%) TDD
8 48 (28.92%) DevOps
9 46 (27.71%) Spring
10 39 (23.49%) Finance
11 33 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (17.47%) RESTful
12 29 (17.47%) BDD
12 29 (17.47%) Spring Boot
13 28 (16.87%) REST
13 28 (16.87%) React
14 27 (16.27%) Kafka
14 27 (16.27%) AngularJS
15 26 (15.66%) GCP
15 26 (15.66%) Test Automation
16 25 (15.06%) Terraform
16 25 (15.06%) Java 8
17 24 (14.46%) Scrum
17 24 (14.46%) Python
18 22 (13.25%) C#
19 21 (12.65%) JavaScript
20 20 (12.05%) SQL
21 19 (11.45%) Software Engineering
22 18 (10.84%) HTML
22 18 (10.84%) CSS

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 15 (9.04%) Apache Spark
2 10 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.01%) Confluence
4 4 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.20%) Apache
5 2 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.60%) nginx
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 56 (33.73%) Azure
2 51 (30.72%) AWS
3 26 (15.66%) GCP
4 16 (9.64%) SaaS
5 12 (7.23%) Serverless
6 7 (4.22%) GitHub
7 6 (3.61%) Amazon EKS
8 5 (3.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (3.01%) Azure Stack
8 5 (3.01%) iPaaS
9 4 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.81%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.81%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.81%) Logic Apps
10 3 (1.81%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.81%) PaaS
11 2 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.42%) SSL
2 8 (4.82%) HTTPS
3 5 (3.01%) VPN
4 3 (1.81%) HTTP
4 3 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) FTP
5 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.84%) NoSQL
2 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (8.43%) MySQL
5 11 (6.63%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.61%) Big Data
6 6 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.41%) Redis
8 3 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.20%) Power BI
9 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.60%) HBase
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Git (software)
1 14 (8.43%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.63%) Maven
3 8 (4.82%) Gradle
3 8 (4.82%) JUnit
3 8 (4.82%) Mockito
4 7 (4.22%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.22%) JIRA
5 6 (3.61%) GitLab
6 5 (3.01%) Selenium
7 4 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.81%) Postman
8 3 (1.81%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.81%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.20%) Liquibase
9 2 (1.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (23.49%) Finance
2 13 (7.83%) Banking
3 11 (6.63%) Front Office
4 8 (4.82%) Retail
5 6 (3.61%) Marketing
5 6 (3.61%) Public Sector
6 5 (3.01%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.41%) Games
8 3 (1.81%) Electronics
8 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.20%) Advertising
9 2 (1.20%) Law
10 1 (0.60%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (65.06%) Developer
2 55 (33.13%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.24%) Architect
4 16 (9.64%) AWS Developer
4 16 (9.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.43%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (6.63%) Senior Developer
7 8 (4.82%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.22%) AWS DevOps
8 7 (4.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) Scala Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Azure Architect
9 6 (3.61%) React Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Azure Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Front Office Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (3.01%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.71%) Spring
2 29 (17.47%) RESTful
2 29 (17.47%) Spring Boot
3 28 (16.87%) React
3 28 (16.87%) REST
4 27 (16.27%) AngularJS
4 27 (16.27%) Kafka
5 18 (10.84%) CSS
5 18 (10.84%) HTML
6 16 (9.64%) .NET
6 16 (9.64%) Node.js
7 15 (9.04%) Web Services
8 13 (7.83%) .NET Core
9 9 (5.42%) Guice
9 9 (5.42%) Hibernate
9 9 (5.42%) HTML5
9 9 (5.42%) Spring Security
10 8 (4.82%) Akka
10 8 (4.82%) JAAS
11 7 (4.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.61%) Fixed Income
4 5 (3.01%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.81%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.20%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.60%) Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Equities
7 1 (0.60%) Life Science
7 1 (0.60%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.84%) Linux
2 3 (1.81%) Unix
3 2 (1.20%) SUSE
4 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.12%) TDD
3 48 (28.92%) DevOps
4 33 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (17.47%) BDD
6 26 (15.66%) Test Automation
7 24 (14.46%) Scrum
8 19 (11.45%) Software Engineering
9 15 (9.04%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (9.04%) Continuous Deployment
10 14 (8.43%) E-Commerce
11 12 (7.23%) Infrastructure as Code
11 12 (7.23%) Pair Programming
12 11 (6.63%) SDLC
13 10 (6.02%) Migration
14 9 (5.42%) User Stories
15 8 (4.82%) AOP
15 8 (4.82%) Coaching
15 8 (4.82%) Dependency Injection
15 8 (4.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 88 (53.01%) Java
2 25 (15.06%) Java 8
3 24 (14.46%) Python
4 22 (13.25%) C#
5 21 (12.65%) JavaScript
6 20 (12.05%) SQL
7 17 (10.24%) Scala
8 13 (7.83%) Kotlin
8 13 (7.83%) Ruby
9 12 (7.23%) TypeScript
10 10 (6.02%) Bash Shell
11 9 (5.42%) Go
12 4 (2.41%) PHP
13 3 (1.81%) ES6
14 1 (0.60%) ES7
14 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.01%) Degree
3 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.81%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.20%) ISEB
4 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.60%) MiFID
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (37.35%) Docker
2 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.81%) HDFS
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.20%) zsh
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 59 (35.54%) Kubernetes
2 25 (15.06%) Terraform
3 14 (8.43%) Ansible
4 7 (4.22%) Puppet
5 6 (3.61%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.81%) Rancher
6 3 (1.81%) Zipkin
7 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.20%) Salt
8 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.60%) Oozie
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (7.23%) Google
1 12 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.22%) Oracle
3 4 (2.41%) Splunk
4 3 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.81%) SaltStack
4 3 (1.81%) SAP
5 2 (1.20%) Facebook
5 2 (1.20%) New Relic
5 2 (1.20%) Sybase
5 2 (1.20%) Tableau
6 1 (0.60%) Cadence
6 1 (0.60%) Foundry
6 1 (0.60%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.60%) Nintex
6 1 (0.60%) Pega