Period
to 27 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 33 47
Rank change year-on-year -24 +14 +8
Contract jobs citing Microservices 45 37 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.89% 5.15% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 6.08% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 30
10th Percentile £401 £264 £380
25th Percentile £496 £315 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £370 £416
Median % change year-on-year +40.54% -11.11% -7.50%
75th Percentile £534 £495 £450
90th Percentile £600 £513 £509
England median daily rate £563 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,301 609 1,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.50% 84.82% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 371 837
10th Percentile £210 £215 £217
25th Percentile £325 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £393 £400
Median % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% -
75th Percentile £520 £475 £500
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 26 96
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.26 £11.00
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.28 £11.61
Median hourly rate £16.91 £13.82 £15.68
Median % change year-on-year +22.35% -11.85% +6.25%
75th Percentile £24.08 £25.09 £22.37
90th Percentile £50.34 £43.75 £46.45
England median hourly rate £24.81 £26.98 £22.36
% change year-on-year -8.04% +20.69% +11.78%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the East Midlands

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in the East Midlands

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the East Midlands

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 November 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -4 28 £523 +30.63% 30
Leicestershire -11 9 £403 -17.86% 13
Northamptonshire -25 3 £600 +80.45% 6
Derbyshire -11 1 £500 - 9
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 4
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (60.00%) Azure
2 23 (51.11%) Kubernetes
3 22 (48.89%) Social Skills
3 22 (48.89%) .NET
3 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
4 18 (40.00%) C#
4 18 (40.00%) RESTful
5 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
5 17 (37.78%) .NET Core
6 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
7 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 14 (31.11%) MVC
9 13 (28.89%) HTML
9 13 (28.89%) CSS
10 12 (26.67%) Linux
10 12 (26.67%) Red Hat
10 12 (26.67%) Data Protection
10 12 (26.67%) SaaS
10 12 (26.67%) Web Development
10 12 (26.67%) WCF
10 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (26.67%) Docker
11 11 (24.44%) OpenShift
11 11 (24.44%) Vue.js
11 11 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (24.44%) JIRA
11 11 (24.44%) NUnit
11 11 (24.44%) TOGAF
11 11 (24.44%) Confluence

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (24.44%) Confluence
2 9 (20.00%) JBoss
2 9 (20.00%) NetWeaver
2 9 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 27 (60.00%) Azure
2 12 (26.67%) SaaS
3 11 (24.44%) OpenShift
4 10 (22.22%) PaaS
5 9 (20.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 9 (20.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 9 (20.00%) IaaS
5 9 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (17.78%) AWS
7 4 (8.89%) Serverless
8 3 (6.67%) Azure Pipelines
9 2 (4.44%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (4.44%) GCP
10 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) DHCP
1 9 (20.00%) DNS
1 9 (20.00%) Firewall
1 9 (20.00%) MPLS
1 9 (20.00%) PBX
1 9 (20.00%) SD-WAN
1 9 (20.00%) Skype
1 9 (20.00%) VoIP
1 9 (20.00%) VPN
1 9 (20.00%) WAN
1 9 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (20.00%) DB2
2 9 (20.00%) MySQL
2 9 (20.00%) SAP HANA
3 7 (15.56%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.67%) Event Store
5 2 (4.44%) Redis
6 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
2 11 (24.44%) JIRA
2 11 (24.44%) NUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Gatling
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JMeter
3 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.22%) NeoLoad
3 1 (2.22%) Postman
3 1 (2.22%) WebPageTest
General
1 22 (48.89%) Social Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Military
4 1 (2.22%) Police
4 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Architect
2 17 (37.78%) Developer
3 16 (35.56%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (33.33%) .NET Developer
5 8 (17.78%) Designer
5 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Designer
5 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 8 (17.78%) IT Architect
5 8 (17.78%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (17.78%) Solutions Designer
6 7 (15.56%) Lead .NET Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Lead Developer
7 4 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Architect
9 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 2 (4.44%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (48.89%) .NET
2 18 (40.00%) RESTful
3 17 (37.78%) .NET Core
4 13 (28.89%) CSS
4 13 (28.89%) HTML
5 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (26.67%) WCF
6 11 (24.44%) Vue.js
7 9 (20.00%) Middleware
7 9 (20.00%) SAP Basis
8 6 (13.33%) Node.js
9 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
9 4 (8.89%) React
10 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
10 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Core
10 2 (4.44%) HTML5
10 2 (4.44%) jQuery
10 2 (4.44%) Kafka
10 2 (4.44%) React Native
10 2 (4.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 9 (20.00%) PKI
3 5 (11.11%) Cloud Native
4 3 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.67%) User Experience
5 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.44%) Legacy Code
5 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) AIX
2 9 (20.00%) Unix
2 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
3 14 (31.11%) MVC
4 12 (26.67%) Data Protection
4 12 (26.67%) Web Development
5 11 (24.44%) Migration
5 11 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (24.44%) TOGAF
6 10 (22.22%) Clean Code
6 10 (22.22%) Front End Development
6 10 (22.22%) Refactoring
6 10 (22.22%) SDLC
7 9 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 9 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 9 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (20.00%) High Availability
7 9 (20.00%) Identity Management
7 9 (20.00%) ITIL
7 9 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) C#
2 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) TypeScript
5 2 (4.44%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) Go
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) COBIT
1 9 (20.00%) GDPR
1 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) Accessibility
3 1 (2.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (26.67%) Docker
2 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (51.11%) Kubernetes
2 9 (20.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (6.67%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.22%) Ansible
4 1 (2.22%) Grafana
4 1 (2.22%) Kibana
4 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 11 (24.44%) SAP
4 10 (22.22%) Oracle
5 9 (20.00%) Cisco
5 9 (20.00%) Citrix
5 9 (20.00%) Software AG
6 2 (4.44%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.22%) Dynatrace
7 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft