Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 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 of England
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 62 62
Rank change year-on-year +32 0 +18
Contract jobs citing Microservices 86 101 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.41% 3.02% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.50% 3.69% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 81 112
Median daily rate £508 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £306 £413 £401
90th Percentile £591 £625 £600
England median daily rate £525 £545 £525
% change year-on-year -3.67% +3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.69 - -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £58.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year -0.85% +1.74% +27.78%

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 1,323 2,736 3,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.16% 81.74% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 1,642 2,113
Median daily rate £426 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £168 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 186 177
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.36% +9.29% -36.36%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.89 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +23.81% -5.62% -1.11%

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 2 March 2021.

Daily 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 2 March 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
Hertfordshire +39 37 £525 +20.00% 37
Essex +21 36 £473 -5.50% 10
Norfolk +11 8 £508 -0.98% 4
Bedfordshire +12 4 £300 -33.33% 5
Suffolk +9 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (47.67%) Java
3 37 (43.02%) Docker
4 33 (38.37%) AWS
4 33 (38.37%) JIRA
5 29 (33.72%) Spring
5 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
6 27 (31.40%) TDD
7 26 (30.23%) JavaScript
8 23 (26.74%) OO
9 21 (24.42%) Java 8
10 20 (23.26%) Node.js
11 19 (22.09%) Kubernetes
11 19 (22.09%) Spring Boot
11 19 (22.09%) Oracle
11 19 (22.09%) Scrum
12 18 (20.93%) AngularJS
13 17 (19.77%) Kanban
14 16 (18.60%) Azure
15 15 (17.44%) MySQL
16 14 (16.28%) Pair Programming
16 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (15.12%) Confluence
17 13 (15.12%) User Stories
17 13 (15.12%) DevOps
18 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
18 12 (13.95%) BDD
18 12 (13.95%) SQL
19 11 (12.79%) SOA
19 11 (12.79%) SDLC

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 13 (15.12%) Confluence
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.33%) JBoss
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.16%) Blender
1 1 (1.16%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (38.37%) AWS
2 16 (18.60%) Azure
3 8 (9.30%) GCP
4 3 (3.49%) iPaaS
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle CX
4 3 (3.49%) SaaS
4 3 (3.49%) Serverless
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.16%) Apigee
6 1 (1.16%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (1.16%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (1.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.33%) SSL
2 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) MySQL
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.65%) BigQuery
4 3 (3.49%) Big Data
4 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.16%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (38.37%) JIRA
2 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.30%) Maven
5 5 (5.81%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.49%) Checkstyle
7 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.33%) JMeter
7 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.33%) Subversion
8 1 (1.16%) DbUnit
8 1 (1.16%) GitLab
8 1 (1.16%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.16%) jMock
8 1 (1.16%) JUnit
8 1 (1.16%) Mockito
8 1 (1.16%) Selenium
8 1 (1.16%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.16%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
1 4 (4.65%) Retail
2 3 (3.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.16%) Automotive
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.16%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (60.47%) Developer
2 25 (29.07%) Java Developer
3 15 (17.44%) Architect
4 13 (15.12%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (11.63%) Node.js Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (8.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (6.98%) AWS Architect
7 6 (6.98%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Azure Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) IAM Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Angular Developer
10 3 (3.49%) JIRA Developer
10 3 (3.49%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.49%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (33.72%) Spring
2 20 (23.26%) Node.js
3 19 (22.09%) Spring Boot
4 18 (20.93%) AngularJS
5 9 (10.47%) REST
6 8 (9.30%) HTML
6 8 (9.30%) Kafka
6 8 (9.30%) SOAP
7 7 (8.14%) Laravel
7 7 (8.14%) Middleware
7 7 (8.14%) React
7 7 (8.14%) Web Services
8 6 (6.98%) J2SE
9 5 (5.81%) HTML5
9 5 (5.81%) J2EE
10 4 (4.65%) .NET
10 4 (4.65%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (4.65%) OAuth
10 4 (4.65%) OAuth2
10 4 (4.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.14%) Cloud Native
4 6 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.33%) EPoS
6 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) Animation
7 1 (1.16%) MPEG
7 1 (1.16%) User Experience
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Linux
2 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.40%) TDD
3 23 (26.74%) OO
4 19 (22.09%) Scrum
5 17 (19.77%) Kanban
6 14 (16.28%) Pair Programming
6 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (15.12%) DevOps
7 13 (15.12%) User Stories
8 12 (13.95%) BDD
9 11 (12.79%) Mentoring
9 11 (12.79%) SDLC
9 11 (12.79%) SOA
10 10 (11.63%) Coaching
10 10 (11.63%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 7 (8.14%) Front End Development
13 6 (6.98%) Epics
13 6 (6.98%) Project Delivery
13 6 (6.98%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 41 (47.67%) Java
2 26 (30.23%) JavaScript
3 21 (24.42%) Java 8
4 12 (13.95%) SQL
5 6 (6.98%) PHP
6 4 (4.65%) Scala
7 3 (3.49%) C
7 3 (3.49%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.33%) Perl
8 2 (2.33%) Python
9 1 (1.16%) C#
9 1 (1.16%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) Groovy
9 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) OCPJP
3 6 (6.98%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) ISEB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 37 (43.02%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (22.09%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.65%) Ansible
2 4 (4.65%) PingFederate
2 4 (4.65%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.49%) Terraform
4 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) Sun
3 4 (4.65%) Google
3 4 (4.65%) Ping Identity
4 3 (3.49%) WSO2
5 2 (2.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.16%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.16%) hybris
6 1 (1.16%) Pega