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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 17 August 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
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 48 37 14
Rank change year-on-year -11 -23 +45
Contract jobs citing Microservices 97 119 132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.88% 5.28% 8.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 5.89% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 86 107
10th Percentile £425 £463 £416
25th Percentile £491 £492 £462
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £582 £533 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.34% +3.90% +7.89%
75th Percentile £662 £569 £550
90th Percentile £738 £638 £600
England median daily rate £600 £550 £528
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.27% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
10th Percentile £55.40 - -
25th Percentile £65.76 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate £73.50 £49.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
75th Percentile £77.00 £56.50 -
90th Percentile £77.19 £57.76 -
England median hourly rate £65.76 £65.50 £62.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +5.65% +18.10%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,220 2,019 1,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.76% 89.53% 86.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,380 1,149 803
10th Percentile £205 £156 £225
25th Percentile £363 £288 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £425 £445
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% -4.49% -1.11%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 300 85
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £20.50 £13.75 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +49.09% -37.50% +29.41%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.53 £47.25
90th Percentile £64.10 £50.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £26.98 £20.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year +29.87% -7.67% +6.98%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the East of England

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Microservices in the East of England

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the East of England

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Microservices in the East of England

Microservices
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microservices in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microservices in the East of England

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex -3 43 £523 +0.60% 4
Hertfordshire -8 20 £622 +10.56% 23
Suffolk +5 14 £650 +20.37% 4
Cambridgeshire -7 12 £544 -3.33% 17
Bedfordshire -7 6 £500 - 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 East of England region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 53 (54.64%) Agile
2 37 (38.14%) Java
3 36 (37.11%) AWS
4 32 (32.99%) CI/CD
5 28 (28.87%) Azure
5 28 (28.87%) Spring
6 26 (26.80%) Jenkins
7 24 (24.74%) DevOps
8 23 (23.71%) Social Skills
9 21 (21.65%) Software Engineering
9 21 (21.65%) C#
10 20 (20.62%) SQL
11 19 (19.59%) Spring Boot
12 18 (18.56%) Full Stack Development
12 18 (18.56%) Serverless
12 18 (18.56%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (18.56%) JIRA
13 17 (17.53%) Ansible
13 17 (17.53%) Python
14 16 (16.49%) Web Services
14 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
15 15 (15.46%) GCP
15 15 (15.46%) Scrum
16 14 (14.43%) Finance
16 14 (14.43%) .NET
16 14 (14.43%) Oracle
16 14 (14.43%) IBM
16 14 (14.43%) Docker
16 14 (14.43%) Kubernetes
17 13 (13.40%) Terraform

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (11.34%) Confluence
2 5 (5.15%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.12%) Headless CMS
4 3 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.03%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.03%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 36 (37.11%) AWS
2 28 (28.87%) Azure
3 18 (18.56%) Serverless
4 15 (15.46%) GCP
5 12 (12.37%) Amazon S3
5 12 (12.37%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (12.37%) Azure Service Bus
6 9 (9.28%) Amazon EKS
6 9 (9.28%) Azure Storage
7 7 (7.22%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (5.15%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (5.15%) GitHub
9 4 (4.12%) Algolia
9 4 (4.12%) BigCommerce
9 4 (4.12%) Commercetools
9 4 (4.12%) Contentful
9 4 (4.12%) SAP Commerce Cloud
10 2 (2.06%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (2.06%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (2.06%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.19%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.09%) DynamoDB
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon QuickSight
6 2 (2.06%) Big Data
6 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.06%) Metadata
6 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.06%) Power BI
6 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.03%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.03%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 26 (26.80%) Jenkins
2 18 (18.56%) JIRA
3 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.19%) Artifactory
4 6 (6.19%) GitLab
5 5 (5.15%) Postman
5 5 (5.15%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.15%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.12%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.12%) JMeter
6 4 (4.12%) Maven
6 4 (4.12%) REST Assured
7 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.09%) Gerrit
7 3 (3.09%) JDeveloper
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.06%) JUnit
8 2 (2.06%) Selenium
9 1 (1.03%) Checkstyle
General
1 23 (23.71%) Social Skills
2 14 (14.43%) Finance
3 13 (13.40%) Public Sector
4 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.19%) Automotive
5 6 (6.19%) Retail
6 4 (4.12%) Marketing
6 4 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (39.18%) Developer
2 23 (23.71%) Java Developer
3 19 (19.59%) Architect
4 11 (11.34%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) C# Developer
5 9 (9.28%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.25%) Azure Developer
6 8 (8.25%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.12%) Data Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.12%) E-Commerce Manager
9 4 (4.12%) Lead Architect
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Software Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.12%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.87%) Spring
2 19 (19.59%) Spring Boot
3 18 (18.56%) RabbitMQ
4 16 (16.49%) Web Services
5 14 (14.43%) .NET
6 11 (11.34%) AngularJS
6 11 (11.34%) REST
7 10 (10.31%) JSON
7 10 (10.31%) Kafka
7 10 (10.31%) XML
8 9 (9.28%) .NET Core
9 8 (8.25%) React
9 8 (8.25%) RESTful
10 7 (7.22%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (6.19%) CSS
11 6 (6.19%) Django
11 6 (6.19%) JMS
11 6 (6.19%) WPF
12 5 (5.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Cloud Native
2 6 (6.19%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (6.19%) User Experience
3 4 (4.12%) iPad
3 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.09%) Biotechnology
4 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.06%) IoT
5 2 (2.06%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (1.03%) ARM Cortex
6 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) FPGA
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.40%) Linux
2 8 (8.25%) Unix
3 1 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (54.64%) Agile
2 32 (32.99%) CI/CD
3 24 (24.74%) DevOps
4 21 (21.65%) Software Engineering
5 18 (18.56%) Full Stack Development
6 15 (15.46%) Scrum
7 13 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (13.40%) E-Commerce
7 13 (13.40%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (9.28%) API Development
8 9 (9.28%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (9.28%) Migration
8 9 (9.28%) SDLC
9 8 (8.25%) Business Case
9 8 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (8.25%) Project Management
9 8 (8.25%) TDD
9 8 (8.25%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.22%) Auto-Scaling
10 7 (7.22%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.14%) Java
2 21 (21.65%) C#
3 20 (20.62%) SQL
4 17 (17.53%) Python
5 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.22%) Groovy
6 7 (7.22%) Perl
7 4 (4.12%) Kotlin
7 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.09%) R
8 3 (3.09%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.03%) C++
10 1 (1.03%) ES6
10 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) Degree
3 4 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.03%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) NCSC
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.43%) Docker
2 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (17.53%) Ansible
2 14 (14.43%) Kubernetes
3 13 (13.40%) Terraform
4 7 (7.22%) Packer
5 1 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) IBM
1 14 (14.43%) Oracle
2 11 (11.34%) AppDynamics
3 10 (10.31%) Atlassian
4 7 (7.22%) Google
4 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.06%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.06%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.06%) Teradata
6 1 (1.03%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.03%) ESRI
6 1 (1.03%) Informatica
6 1 (1.03%) SAP
6 1 (1.03%) Splunk
6 1 (1.03%) webMethods