Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 18 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +36
Contract jobs citing Microservices 209 286 648
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.64% 7.08% 9.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.54% 8.10% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 245 526
10th Percentile £413 £425 £463
25th Percentile £463 £500 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £614
90th Percentile £700 £653 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £559 £550
% change year-on-year -1.61% +1.64% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 2,191 3,531 6,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.61% 87.44% 89.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,620 2,666 4,731
10th Percentile £340 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 51 53
10th Percentile £12.34 £12.42 £11.55
25th Percentile £15.69 £14.19 £16.00
Median hourly rate £25.75 £22.74 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year +13.26% +10.12% +3.23%
75th Percentile £27.81 £39.00 £33.00
90th Percentile £40.83 £53.00 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £24.23 £22.74 £21.18
% change year-on-year +6.55% +7.34% +0.86%

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 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 128 (61.24%) Java
2 118 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (34.93%) Spring
4 63 (30.14%) AWS
5 60 (28.71%) Banking
6 57 (27.27%) DevOps
7 56 (26.79%) TDD
7 56 (26.79%) Finance
8 55 (26.32%) Kubernetes
9 53 (25.36%) Docker
10 52 (24.88%) Azure
11 49 (23.44%) Jenkins
12 48 (22.97%) Java 8
13 43 (20.57%) Spring Boot
14 42 (20.10%) JavaScript
15 41 (19.62%) Kafka
16 37 (17.70%) Git (software)
17 35 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (16.75%) Node.js
18 31 (14.83%) REST
19 27 (12.92%) Scrum
20 26 (12.44%) Web Development
21 25 (11.96%) Software Engineering
21 25 (11.96%) OO
22 23 (11.00%) Test Automation
23 22 (10.53%) Web Services
24 21 (10.05%) AngularJS
24 21 (10.05%) Enterprise Software
24 21 (10.05%) GCP
25 20 (9.57%) BDD

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 (7.18%) Apache
2 14 (6.70%) Red Hat Fuse
3 6 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.44%) nginx
6 2 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.96%) Appian
6 2 (0.96%) Camunda
6 2 (0.96%) CMS
6 2 (0.96%) Confluence
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) Mule
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 63 (30.14%) AWS
2 52 (24.88%) Azure
3 21 (10.05%) GCP
4 15 (7.18%) SaaS
5 13 (6.22%) Serverless
6 10 (4.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.83%) Amazon ECS
8 7 (3.35%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (3.35%) GitHub
8 7 (3.35%) PaaS
9 6 (2.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (2.87%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.91%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.91%) Logic Apps
10 4 (1.91%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.91%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.44%) Azure Stack
11 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) Internet
2 3 (1.44%) HTTP
2 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.96%) DNS
3 2 (0.96%) Firewall
3 2 (0.96%) FTP
3 2 (0.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) BGP
4 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.48%) Extranet
4 1 (0.48%) Intranet
4 1 (0.48%) LAN
4 1 (0.48%) NAS
4 1 (0.48%) Network Security
4 1 (0.48%) OSPF
4 1 (0.48%) VPN
4 1 (0.48%) WAN
4 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.48%) Wireless
4 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.13%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.78%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.31%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.35%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.39%) Big Data
7 4 (1.91%) MySQL
8 3 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.44%) Hazelcast
8 3 (1.44%) OLTP
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.96%) ArangoDB
9 2 (0.96%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.96%) Flink
9 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.96%) Power BI
10 1 (0.48%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.48%) GIS
Development Applications
1 49 (23.44%) Jenkins
2 37 (17.70%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.26%) JIRA
4 9 (4.31%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.83%) Maven
6 6 (2.87%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.39%) Gradle
7 5 (2.39%) Selenium
8 4 (1.91%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.91%) GitLab
8 4 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.96%) Gatling
9 2 (0.96%) Geb
9 2 (0.96%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.96%) JUnit
9 2 (0.96%) Postman
9 2 (0.96%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.96%) Spock
9 2 (0.96%) Subversion
9 2 (0.96%) webpack
General
1 60 (28.71%) Banking
2 56 (26.79%) Finance
3 15 (7.18%) Front Office
4 8 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.87%) Games
5 6 (2.87%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.44%) Retail
7 2 (0.96%) Back Office
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 142 (67.94%) Developer
2 86 (41.15%) Java Developer
3 31 (14.83%) Architect
4 27 (12.92%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (6.22%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.74%) Node.js Developer
7 11 (5.26%) Backend Developer
7 11 (5.26%) Java Architect
8 10 (4.78%) AWS Developer
8 10 (4.78%) Digital Architect
8 10 (4.78%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.83%) Java Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.35%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.35%) Front Office Developer
10 7 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.35%) React Developer
10 7 (3.35%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.87%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.87%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (34.93%) Spring
2 43 (20.57%) Spring Boot
3 41 (19.62%) Kafka
4 35 (16.75%) Node.js
5 31 (14.83%) REST
6 22 (10.53%) Web Services
7 21 (10.05%) AngularJS
8 20 (9.57%) HTML
8 20 (9.57%) RESTful
9 19 (9.09%) React
10 18 (8.61%) HTML5
11 16 (7.66%) .NET
11 16 (7.66%) Hibernate
12 14 (6.70%) Apache Camel
13 13 (6.22%) OSGi
14 12 (5.74%) Middleware
15 11 (5.26%) JMS
15 11 (5.26%) jQuery
16 10 (4.78%) GWT
16 10 (4.78%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.05%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.18%) Clustering
2 15 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.78%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.31%) Cloud Native
4 9 (4.31%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.44%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.96%) Equities
9 2 (0.96%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.96%) User Experience
9 2 (0.96%) Wiki
10 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.70%) Linux
2 2 (0.96%) Unix
3 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (27.27%) DevOps
3 56 (26.79%) TDD
4 35 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (12.92%) Scrum
6 26 (12.44%) Web Development
7 25 (11.96%) OO
7 25 (11.96%) Software Engineering
8 23 (11.00%) Test Automation
9 20 (9.57%) BDD
10 18 (8.61%) High Availability
10 18 (8.61%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (8.13%) Multithreading
12 16 (7.66%) Open Source
12 16 (7.66%) Pair Programming
13 15 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.18%) Low Latency
13 15 (7.18%) Scalability Testing
13 15 (7.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 15 (7.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 128 (61.24%) Java
2 48 (22.97%) Java 8
3 42 (20.10%) JavaScript
4 18 (8.61%) Python
5 15 (7.18%) SQL
6 14 (6.70%) Kotlin
7 13 (6.22%) C#
8 12 (5.74%) TypeScript
9 9 (4.31%) Go
10 7 (3.35%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.39%) Scala
12 4 (1.91%) ES6
12 4 (1.91%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.96%) Groovy
13 2 (0.96%) Rust
14 1 (0.48%) Ada
14 1 (0.48%) C
14 1 (0.48%) C++
14 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (8.13%) Degree
2 12 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.44%) SAFe Agilist
5 2 (0.96%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) ISEB
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.83%) GDPR
1 8 (3.83%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.39%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.96%) MiFID
System Software
1 53 (25.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (26.32%) Kubernetes
2 16 (7.66%) Terraform
3 6 (2.87%) Ansible
4 4 (1.91%) Puppet
5 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.44%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.44%) Salt
6 2 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.96%) Grafana
7 1 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (6.22%) Oracle
2 11 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.78%) MuleSoft
4 9 (4.31%) Splunk
5 4 (1.91%) Google
6 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe
7 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.48%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.48%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco
7 1 (0.48%) Dell
7 1 (0.48%) F5
7 1 (0.48%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.48%) Murex
7 1 (0.48%) Nintex
7 1 (0.48%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.48%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.48%) Sybase
7 1 (0.48%) VMware