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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 20 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microservices 327 258 218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.77% 9.05% 6.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.51% 9.90% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 207 184
10th Percentile £513 £444 £416
25th Percentile £585 £475 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +17.39% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £769 £638 £625
90th Percentile £813 £714 £663
Central London median daily rate £675 £575 £559
% change year-on-year +17.39% +2.86% +1.64%

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 3,841 2,606 2,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.32% 91.41% 88.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,906 1,899 2,082
10th Percentile £388 £338 £338
25th Percentile £475 £431 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £514
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.19% -2.14%
75th Percentile £688 £627 £604
90th Percentile £775 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 50
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.19 £14.41
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £24.06
Median % change year-on-year +77.78% -6.48% +21.82%
75th Percentile £52.63 £28.38 £39.13
90th Percentile £62.50 £39.55 £52.33
Central London median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £24.31
% change year-on-year +102.50% -17.73% +21.55%

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 22 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the City of London

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microservices in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 177 (54.13%) Java
2 153 (46.79%) Agile
3 127 (38.84%) AWS
4 100 (30.58%) Finance
5 94 (28.75%) Kafka
6 92 (28.13%) CI/CD
7 87 (26.61%) TDD
8 80 (24.46%) Continuous Integration
9 79 (24.16%) Software Engineering
10 76 (23.24%) DevOps
11 75 (22.94%) Spring Boot
12 71 (21.71%) Docker
13 69 (21.10%) Kubernetes
14 67 (20.49%) Spring
15 65 (19.88%) Full Stack Development
16 63 (19.27%) REST
17 61 (18.65%) SQL
17 61 (18.65%) .NET
18 59 (18.04%) Git (software)
18 59 (18.04%) Test Automation
19 57 (17.43%) React
20 55 (16.82%) Jenkins
21 51 (15.60%) Azure
21 51 (15.60%) JavaScript
21 51 (15.60%) Scrum
21 51 (15.60%) Serverless
22 47 (14.37%) Banking
22 47 (14.37%) NoSQL
23 42 (12.84%) Node.js
24 41 (12.54%) RESTful

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 11 (3.36%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.75%) Confluence
2 9 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.45%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.14%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.22%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.61%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.61%) JBoss
7 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (0.61%) SAS
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) Camunda
8 1 (0.31%) CMS
8 1 (0.31%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.31%) Shopify
1 1 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 127 (38.84%) AWS
2 51 (15.60%) Azure
2 51 (15.60%) Serverless
3 39 (11.93%) AWS Lambda
4 29 (8.87%) GCP
4 29 (8.87%) SaaS
5 26 (7.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (7.34%) PaaS
7 23 (7.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 23 (7.03%) IaaS
8 15 (4.59%) Amazon Kinesis
9 14 (4.28%) OpenShift
10 13 (3.98%) GitHub
11 6 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.53%) Azure Service Bus
13 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.22%) AWS Step Functions
13 4 (1.22%) Datadog
14 3 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.06%) HTTP
1 10 (3.06%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.92%) SSL
3 2 (0.61%) Internet
3 2 (0.61%) MQTT
4 1 (0.31%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.37%) NoSQL
2 27 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 23 (7.03%) SQL Server
4 22 (6.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 22 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (5.50%) Redis
6 16 (4.89%) MongoDB
6 16 (4.89%) MySQL
7 14 (4.28%) RDBMS
8 13 (3.98%) Big Data
9 7 (2.14%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.53%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.22%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.22%) HBase
12 3 (0.92%) DB2
12 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.92%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.92%) Metadata
13 2 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 59 (18.04%) Git (software)
2 55 (16.82%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.95%) TeamCity
4 24 (7.34%) JIRA
5 20 (6.12%) Maven
6 18 (5.50%) Gradle
7 16 (4.89%) Cucumber
8 13 (3.98%) JUnit
9 12 (3.67%) Moq
9 12 (3.67%) NUnit
10 7 (2.14%) IntelliJ
11 6 (1.83%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.53%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.53%) GitLab
13 4 (1.22%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.22%) JMeter
13 4 (1.22%) SonarQube
14 3 (0.92%) IBM UrbanCode
14 3 (0.92%) Liquibase
14 3 (0.92%) REST Assured
General
1 100 (30.58%) Finance
2 47 (14.37%) Banking
3 37 (11.31%) Front Office
4 34 (10.40%) Social Skills
5 22 (6.73%) Retail
6 17 (5.20%) Financial Institution
7 14 (4.28%) Legal
8 13 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.83%) Public Sector
10 5 (1.53%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.92%) Automotive
11 3 (0.92%) International Banking
11 3 (0.92%) Law
11 3 (0.92%) Marketing
12 2 (0.61%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.61%) German Language
12 2 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 187 (57.19%) Developer
2 97 (29.66%) Java Developer
3 43 (13.15%) Java Engineer
4 42 (12.84%) Architect
5 39 (11.93%) Senior Developer
6 36 (11.01%) Software Engineer
7 24 (7.34%) .NET Developer
8 23 (7.03%) Full Stack Developer
9 20 (6.12%) Front Office Developer
10 19 (5.81%) Senior Java Engineer
11 18 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (5.20%) React Developer
13 16 (4.89%) Java Software Engineer
14 15 (4.59%) AWS Engineer
14 15 (4.59%) Scala Developer
14 15 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (4.59%) Senior Software Engineer
15 14 (4.28%) Senior Java Software Engineer
16 13 (3.98%) AWS Software Engineer
16 13 (3.98%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (28.75%) Kafka
2 75 (22.94%) Spring Boot
3 67 (20.49%) Spring
4 63 (19.27%) REST
5 61 (18.65%) .NET
6 57 (17.43%) React
7 42 (12.84%) Node.js
8 41 (12.54%) RESTful
9 32 (9.79%) HTML
10 27 (8.26%) HTML5
11 26 (7.95%) .NET Core
12 25 (7.65%) Middleware
13 23 (7.03%) AngularJS
14 22 (6.73%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (5.81%) .NET Framework
16 18 (5.50%) ASP.NET
17 17 (5.20%) Web Services
18 16 (4.89%) SOAP
19 14 (4.28%) ASP.NET Core
19 14 (4.28%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.70%) Cloud Native
2 15 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.28%) Hedge funds
4 12 (3.67%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.06%) User Experience
7 9 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.45%) Clustering
8 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.14%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.22%) Legacy Systems
12 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.92%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.92%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.61%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.45%) Linux
2 3 (0.92%) Unix
2 3 (0.92%) Windows
3 2 (0.61%) Android
3 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (46.79%) Agile
2 92 (28.13%) CI/CD
3 87 (26.61%) TDD
4 80 (24.46%) Continuous Integration
5 79 (24.16%) Software Engineering
6 76 (23.24%) DevOps
7 65 (19.88%) Full Stack Development
8 59 (18.04%) Test Automation
9 51 (15.60%) Scrum
10 36 (11.01%) Event-Driven
10 36 (11.01%) OO
11 35 (10.70%) BDD
12 25 (7.65%) Multithreading
13 24 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (7.03%) Technology Roadmap
15 22 (6.73%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 22 (6.73%) Infrastructure as Code
15 22 (6.73%) SDLC
16 20 (6.12%) Pair Programming
17 19 (5.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 177 (54.13%) Java
2 61 (18.65%) SQL
3 51 (15.60%) JavaScript
4 35 (10.70%) Python
5 26 (7.95%) Scala
6 23 (7.03%) C#
7 17 (5.20%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.83%) Kotlin
9 5 (1.53%) ES6
9 5 (1.53%) Ruby
10 3 (0.92%) Bash
10 3 (0.92%) Go
11 2 (0.61%) C++
11 2 (0.61%) Groovy
11 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.31%) C
12 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (5.20%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.83%) Degree
4 5 (1.53%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.89%) GDPR
1 16 (4.89%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) Accessibility
System Software
1 71 (21.71%) Docker
2 5 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 69 (21.10%) Kubernetes
2 32 (9.79%) Terraform
3 14 (4.28%) Ansible
4 9 (2.75%) Grafana
5 7 (2.14%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.92%) Nagios
6 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.61%) Control-M
8 1 (0.31%) Ambari
8 1 (0.31%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.31%) Kibana
8 1 (0.31%) Rancher
Vendors
1 27 (8.26%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.42%) Confluent
3 19 (5.81%) Oracle
4 12 (3.67%) TIBCO
5 10 (3.06%) Google
6 5 (1.53%) IBM
7 4 (1.22%) Splunk
8 3 (0.92%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.31%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.31%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.31%) IDERA
9 1 (0.31%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.31%) Sparx
9 1 (0.31%) Sun
9 1 (0.31%) Synopsys
9 1 (0.31%) Teradata
9 1 (0.31%) VMware