Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 29 79
Rank change year-on-year +13 +50 +59
Contract jobs citing Microservices 541 437 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.73% 6.25% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.70% 7.17% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 406 177
City of London median daily rate £575 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £468 £418 £401
90th Percentile £688 £663 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
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 5,579 6,092 6,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.98% 87.17% 89.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,362 4,849 4,744
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £331 £325
90th Percentile £675 £681 £675
Central London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 102 57
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.02 £13.13
90th Percentile £53.50 £32.25 £31.05
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.61% - -6.50%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Moorgate - 13 £500 -
London Bridge -12 8 £500 -13.04%
Microservices
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 279 (51.57%) Java
2 233 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (40.48%) Docker
4 189 (34.94%) Kubernetes
4 189 (34.94%) TDD
5 182 (33.64%) AWS
6 147 (27.17%) Azure
7 144 (26.62%) DevOps
8 128 (23.66%) Finance
9 123 (22.74%) Spring
10 111 (20.52%) .NET
11 109 (20.15%) BDD
12 102 (18.85%) JavaScript
13 99 (18.30%) Greenfield Project
14 97 (17.93%) C#
14 97 (17.93%) Python
14 97 (17.93%) Kafka
15 93 (17.19%) AngularJS
16 92 (17.01%) SQL
17 90 (16.64%) Spring Boot
18 87 (16.08%) Software Engineering
19 81 (14.97%) NoSQL
20 80 (14.79%) Serverless
21 79 (14.60%) RESTful
22 78 (14.42%) Java 8
23 74 (13.68%) REST
24 64 (11.83%) Test Automation
25 63 (11.65%) Scrum
26 62 (11.46%) Fintech
27 60 (11.09%) Pair Programming

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 30 (5.55%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (4.44%) Apache Spark
3 17 (3.14%) Confluence
4 11 (2.03%) JBoss
5 10 (1.85%) Apache
6 8 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.29%) Jetty
7 7 (1.29%) SugarCRM
8 4 (0.74%) IIS
8 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.37%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.37%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.37%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.37%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.18%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.18%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Sketch
2 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 182 (33.64%) AWS
2 147 (27.17%) Azure
3 80 (14.79%) Serverless
4 47 (8.69%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (4.25%) GCP
5 23 (4.25%) GitHub
6 18 (3.33%) Azure Functions
7 16 (2.96%) PaaS
8 14 (2.59%) Amazon SQS
9 13 (2.40%) SaaS
10 9 (1.66%) IaaS
11 8 (1.48%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.29%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.29%) Power Platform
13 6 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.92%) Office 365
15 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.44%) HTTP
2 15 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.59%) DNS
3 14 (2.59%) FTP
3 14 (2.59%) SSL
4 3 (0.55%) DHCP
4 3 (0.55%) IPsec
5 2 (0.37%) VPN
6 1 (0.18%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.18%) Multicast
6 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.18%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 1 (0.18%) VXLAN
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.97%) NoSQL
2 45 (8.32%) SQL Server
3 40 (7.39%) MongoDB
4 38 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (6.28%) Relational Database
6 32 (5.91%) MySQL
7 30 (5.55%) Data Lake
8 29 (5.36%) Redis
9 26 (4.81%) Cosmos DB
9 26 (4.81%) Hadoop
10 23 (4.25%) Big Data
11 21 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
12 20 (3.70%) Couchbase
13 19 (3.51%) Apache Hive
14 17 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (1.66%) Flink
17 8 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 59 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 51 (9.43%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.25%) Gradle
4 21 (3.88%) JIRA
5 19 (3.51%) Selenium
6 17 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (3.14%) Gatling
6 17 (3.14%) Maven
7 16 (2.96%) JUnit
8 15 (2.77%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.59%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.40%) GitLab
10 13 (2.40%) Mockito
11 11 (2.03%) Geb
11 11 (2.03%) gulp
11 11 (2.03%) Spock
12 10 (1.85%) Mocha
13 9 (1.66%) CircleCI
14 8 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (1.48%) Travis CI
General
1 128 (23.66%) Finance
2 60 (11.09%) Banking
3 38 (7.02%) Retail
4 19 (3.51%) Law
5 10 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.48%) Back Office
7 7 (1.29%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.11%) Front Office
9 5 (0.92%) Games
10 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.55%) Advertising
12 2 (0.37%) Marketing
12 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 308 (56.93%) Developer
2 140 (25.88%) Java Developer
3 67 (12.38%) Senior Developer
4 51 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 42 (7.76%) Architect
6 33 (6.10%) Python Developer
7 31 (5.73%) Full Stack Developer
8 29 (5.36%) C# Developer
9 26 (4.81%) Senior Java Developer
10 24 (4.44%) AWS Developer
11 23 (4.25%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (3.51%) .NET Developer
12 19 (3.51%) React Developer
12 19 (3.51%) Scala Developer
12 19 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 18 (3.33%) Java Engineer
14 17 (3.14%) Azure DevOps
14 17 (3.14%) Software Engineer
15 16 (2.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (22.74%) Spring
2 111 (20.52%) .NET
3 97 (17.93%) Kafka
4 93 (17.19%) AngularJS
5 90 (16.64%) Spring Boot
6 79 (14.60%) RESTful
7 74 (13.68%) REST
8 60 (11.09%) Node.js
9 59 (10.91%) .NET Core
10 50 (9.24%) React
11 47 (8.69%) HTML
12 42 (7.76%) Web Services
13 40 (7.39%) CSS
14 27 (4.99%) JSON
15 25 (4.62%) .NET Framework
16 24 (4.44%) Hibernate
17 23 (4.25%) ASP.NET
17 23 (4.25%) SOAP
18 22 (4.07%) HTML5
18 22 (4.07%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 99 (18.30%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (3.51%) User Experience
4 15 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.22%) Hedge funds
6 11 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.85%) Equities
7 10 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.29%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.29%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.74%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.74%) Social Media
11 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.37%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.91%) Linux
2 11 (2.03%) Windows
3 10 (1.85%) Unix
4 9 (1.66%) Android
5 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.37%) CentOS
5 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.18%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (34.94%) TDD
3 144 (26.62%) DevOps
4 109 (20.15%) BDD
5 87 (16.08%) Software Engineering
6 64 (11.83%) Test Automation
7 63 (11.65%) Scrum
8 62 (11.46%) Fintech
9 60 (11.09%) Pair Programming
10 57 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (10.17%) SDLC
12 47 (8.69%) SOA
13 45 (8.32%) OO
13 45 (8.32%) Unit Testing
14 41 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (7.39%) OOP
16 35 (6.47%) Kanban
17 33 (6.10%) MVC
18 32 (5.91%) SOLID
19 31 (5.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 279 (51.57%) Java
2 102 (18.85%) JavaScript
3 97 (17.93%) C#
3 97 (17.93%) Python
4 92 (17.01%) SQL
5 78 (14.42%) Java 8
6 47 (8.69%) Scala
7 46 (8.50%) TypeScript
8 30 (5.55%) Go
9 29 (5.36%) ES6
10 25 (4.62%) Kotlin
11 14 (2.59%) C++
11 14 (2.59%) Ruby
12 12 (2.22%) PHP
13 11 (2.03%) Clojure
14 9 (1.66%) Apex Code
14 9 (1.66%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.74%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 18 (3.33%) Degree
2 14 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.29%) PhD
5 6 (1.11%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.37%) ISEB
6 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.18%) CCIE
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.07%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 219 (40.48%) Docker
2 4 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.18%) Varnish
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 189 (34.94%) Kubernetes
2 49 (9.06%) Terraform
3 42 (7.76%) Ansible
4 27 (4.99%) Puppet
5 21 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (3.33%) Marathon
6 18 (3.33%) Mesos
7 16 (2.96%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (1.29%) Grafana
9 6 (1.11%) Cobbler
9 6 (1.11%) Kibana
10 5 (0.92%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.92%) Rancher
11 4 (0.74%) MIIS
12 3 (0.55%) Consul
12 3 (0.55%) logstash
13 2 (0.37%) Packer
13 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.18%) Fluentd
14 1 (0.18%) Istio
Vendors
1 35 (6.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.70%) Google
3 19 (3.51%) Oracle
4 16 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.85%) MuleSoft
6 5 (0.92%) Facebook
6 5 (0.92%) hybris
6 5 (0.92%) Red Hat
6 5 (0.92%) SaltStack
7 4 (0.74%) Sybase
8 3 (0.55%) Alteryx
8 3 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.55%) Databricks
8 3 (0.55%) IBM
8 3 (0.55%) SnapLogic
9 2 (0.37%) Reuters
9 2 (0.37%) Splunk
9 2 (0.37%) Tableau
9 2 (0.37%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.37%) Veracode