Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 71 95
Rank change year-on-year +52 +24 +98
Contract jobs citing Microservices 559 237 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.35% 3.36% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.50% 3.78% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 214 147
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +18.92%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £369
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +7.42%
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 5,885 6,274 5,530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.90% 89.04% 88.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,606 5,016 4,391
City of London median daily rate £513 £502 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +5.58% -
10th Percentile £315 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £669
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 59 49
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -9.88% -5.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.74 £13.70
90th Percentile £36.67 £31.10 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.09% +6.58% -12.10%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -21 42 £575 +39.39%
Moorgate - 1 - - 1
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 330 (59.03%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (56.53%) Java
3 271 (48.48%) TDD
4 207 (37.03%) Docker
5 205 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
6 167 (29.87%) Spring
7 155 (27.73%) JavaScript
8 147 (26.30%) Java 8
9 141 (25.22%) Spring Boot
10 135 (24.15%) Finance
11 134 (23.97%) Kubernetes
12 131 (23.43%) DevOps
13 113 (20.21%) Microsoft Azure
13 113 (20.21%) C#
14 111 (19.86%) .NET
14 111 (19.86%) RESTful
15 109 (19.50%) SQL
16 105 (18.78%) REST
17 97 (17.35%) AngularJS
18 93 (16.64%) NoSQL
18 93 (16.64%) Git (software)
19 91 (16.28%) MongoDB
19 91 (16.28%) Greenfield Project
20 89 (15.92%) BDD
21 87 (15.56%) HTML
22 81 (14.49%) CSS
23 79 (14.13%) Software Engineering
24 77 (13.77%) Test Automation
25 75 (13.42%) Banking
26 74 (13.24%) 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 53 (9.48%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (5.72%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.86%) Confluence
4 14 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (1.97%) Gunicorn
6 10 (1.79%) Apache
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.07%) nginx
9 4 (0.72%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.54%) CMS
10 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.36%) Jetty
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.36%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 205 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (20.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (6.62%) Serverless
4 26 (4.65%) Heroku
5 24 (4.29%) GitHub
6 20 (3.58%) PaaS
7 19 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.79%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.79%) SaaS
11 9 (1.61%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.25%) Azure Functions
13 6 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.07%) npm
14 4 (0.72%) AWS Fargate
14 4 (0.72%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.90%) HTTP
2 22 (3.94%) SSL
2 22 (3.94%) TCP/IP
3 21 (3.76%) DNS
3 21 (3.76%) FTP
4 3 (0.54%) DMARC
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (16.64%) NoSQL
2 91 (16.28%) MongoDB
3 74 (13.24%) Redis
4 60 (10.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 46 (8.23%) SQL Server
6 33 (5.90%) Cosmos DB
7 28 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (4.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 25 (4.47%) Big Data
10 24 (4.29%) MySQL
10 24 (4.29%) Riak
11 18 (3.22%) Relational Database
12 15 (2.68%) Hadoop
13 14 (2.50%) Data Lake
14 12 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (1.61%) CouchDB
15 9 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (1.07%) Couchbase
17 4 (0.72%) Flink
Development Applications
1 93 (16.64%) Git (software)
2 70 (12.52%) Jenkins
3 56 (10.02%) Maven
4 34 (6.08%) Gradle
5 31 (5.55%) Selenium
6 27 (4.83%) Gatling
7 23 (4.11%) GitLab
7 23 (4.11%) gulp
8 22 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 21 (3.76%) JIRA
10 20 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (2.50%) Cucumber
13 13 (2.33%) JUnit
14 12 (2.15%) Bitbucket
14 12 (2.15%) Spock
15 11 (1.97%) Robot Framework
16 9 (1.61%) Geb
16 9 (1.61%) SonarQube
16 9 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 135 (24.15%) Finance
2 75 (13.42%) Banking
3 25 (4.47%) Law
4 21 (3.76%) Retail
5 19 (3.40%) Front Office
6 9 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.89%) Games
8 4 (0.72%) Publishing
9 3 (0.54%) Advertising
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 352 (62.97%) Developer
2 177 (31.66%) Java Developer
3 102 (18.25%) Senior Developer
4 65 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
5 52 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 48 (8.59%) Architect
7 34 (6.08%) React Developer
8 29 (5.19%) C# Developer
8 29 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (4.11%) Analyst
9 23 (4.11%) Lead Developer
10 22 (3.94%) Agile Developer
10 22 (3.94%) Technical Leader
11 21 (3.76%) JavaScript Developer
12 20 (3.58%) Full Stack Developer
13 19 (3.40%) Agile Java Developer
13 19 (3.40%) Azure Developer
13 19 (3.40%) Java Engineer
14 18 (3.22%) Angular Developer
15 17 (3.04%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (29.87%) Spring
2 141 (25.22%) Spring Boot
3 111 (19.86%) .NET
3 111 (19.86%) RESTful
4 105 (18.78%) REST
5 97 (17.35%) AngularJS
6 87 (15.56%) HTML
7 81 (14.49%) CSS
8 72 (12.88%) Node.js
9 71 (12.70%) React
10 68 (12.16%) Kafka
11 65 (11.63%) .NET Core
12 58 (10.38%) Web Services
13 57 (10.20%) Hibernate
14 51 (9.12%) HTML5
15 34 (6.08%) JSON
16 31 (5.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (5.19%) Dropwizard
18 27 (4.83%) RabbitMQ
19 26 (4.65%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 91 (16.28%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (9.30%) Fintech
3 16 (2.86%) User Experience
4 13 (2.33%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.43%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.43%) Tandem
9 7 (1.25%) Equities
10 6 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.07%) Derivative
10 6 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.72%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.72%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.54%) Blog
13 3 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.27%) Linux
2 11 (1.97%) Windows
3 8 (1.43%) Unix
4 4 (0.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.54%) Android
5 3 (0.54%) CentOS
5 3 (0.54%) Mesosphere
6 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (59.03%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (48.48%) TDD
3 131 (23.43%) DevOps
4 89 (15.92%) BDD
5 79 (14.13%) Software Engineering
6 77 (13.77%) Test Automation
7 74 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (12.88%) Scrum
9 56 (10.02%) E-Commerce
10 50 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 39 (6.98%) OO
12 38 (6.80%) Open Source
13 36 (6.44%) SOA
14 33 (5.90%) Domain-Driven Design
15 32 (5.72%) Pair Programming
16 31 (5.55%) SDLC
17 28 (5.01%) SOLID
17 28 (5.01%) Unit Testing
18 27 (4.83%) Migration
19 26 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 316 (56.53%) Java
2 155 (27.73%) JavaScript
3 147 (26.30%) Java 8
4 113 (20.21%) C#
5 109 (19.50%) SQL
6 43 (7.69%) Python
7 41 (7.33%) ES6
8 36 (6.44%) TypeScript
9 31 (5.55%) Scala
10 23 (4.11%) C
11 19 (3.40%) Ruby
12 17 (3.04%) Kotlin
13 13 (2.33%) Go
13 13 (2.33%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.61%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.89%) ES7
17 4 (0.72%) Clojure
17 4 (0.72%) Groovy
17 4 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (3.76%) Degree
2 16 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.72%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.18%) OSCP
8 1 (0.18%) RHCE
8 1 (0.18%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.11%) QA
2 3 (0.54%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) GDPR
3 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.18%) PSD2
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 207 (37.03%) Docker
2 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.54%) Varnish
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 134 (23.97%) Kubernetes
2 52 (9.30%) Terraform
3 33 (5.90%) Ansible
4 22 (3.94%) Docker Swarm
5 13 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.15%) Kibana
6 12 (2.15%) Puppet
7 11 (1.97%) logstash
8 10 (1.79%) Mesos
9 7 (1.25%) Marathon
10 6 (1.07%) Packer
11 4 (0.72%) Consul
11 4 (0.72%) Grafana
12 3 (0.54%) Graphite
12 3 (0.54%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.54%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.36%) Istio
13 2 (0.36%) linkerd
13 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 22 (3.94%) Oracle
2 15 (2.68%) Google
2 15 (2.68%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.61%) Splunk
4 7 (1.25%) Cadence
4 7 (1.25%) hybris
5 5 (0.89%) Progress
6 4 (0.72%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.54%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.54%) Apple
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe
8 2 (0.36%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.36%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.36%) IBM
8 2 (0.36%) New Relic
8 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.36%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.18%) Marketo
9 1 (0.18%) Nintex
9 1 (0.18%) PagerDuty