Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 94 169
Rank change year-on-year +27 +75 +35
Contract jobs citing Microservices 159 111 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.21% 2.38% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 2.80% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 86 21
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -11.11% +25.00%
10th Percentile £373 £356 £400
90th Percentile £665 £593 £638
England median daily rate £510 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.00% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 - -
England median hourly rate £150.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +252.94% -10.53% +18.75%

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 4,211 3,967 4,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.12% 85.11% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,418 2,337 2,452
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £235 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 265 302
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.34 £12.00 £13.55
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.40 £46.68
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in the East of England

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor 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 15 August 2018. 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
Essex +8 57 £513 +2.50% 9
Hertfordshire +15 41 £538 +22.86% 9
Cambridgeshire +27 34 £500 -4.76% 13
Bedfordshire -10 16 £550 +10.00% 4
Suffolk -4 11 £450 - 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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.

1 108 (67.92%) Java
2 95 (59.75%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (38.36%) Spring
4 57 (35.85%) TDD
5 52 (32.70%) Amazon AWS
6 49 (30.82%) DevOps
7 45 (28.30%) Java 8
8 41 (25.79%) Docker
8 41 (25.79%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (23.90%) Scrum
9 38 (23.90%) Spring Boot
10 37 (23.27%) REST
10 37 (23.27%) JavaScript
11 33 (20.75%) SQL
11 33 (20.75%) Ansible
11 33 (20.75%) Jenkins
12 31 (19.50%) SOAP
13 30 (18.87%) Git (software)
14 27 (16.98%) Web Services
14 27 (16.98%) Greenfield Project
15 26 (16.35%) Kanban
16 25 (15.72%) CSS
16 25 (15.72%) HTML
16 25 (15.72%) Finance
17 24 (15.09%) .NET
17 24 (15.09%) E-Commerce
17 24 (15.09%) Maven
17 24 (15.09%) BDD
18 23 (14.47%) MVC
19 22 (13.84%) Linux

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 19 (11.95%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (10.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (7.55%) Confluence
4 6 (3.77%) Apache
5 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.14%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.52%) CMS
6 4 (2.52%) JBoss
6 4 (2.52%) nginx
6 4 (2.52%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (1.26%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 52 (32.70%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.52%) Serverless
4 4 (2.52%) Stackdriver
5 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.26%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.26%) Heroku
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.63%) Office 365
6 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.81%) HTTP
2 9 (5.66%) SSL
2 9 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.14%) DNS
4 3 (1.89%) Firewall
4 3 (1.89%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.89%) Wireless
5 2 (1.26%) FTP
5 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.32%) MongoDB
2 15 (9.43%) Redis
3 13 (8.18%) NoSQL
4 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (5.03%) SQL Server
7 7 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (4.40%) Big Data
7 7 (4.40%) MySQL
8 6 (3.77%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.89%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.89%) HBase
11 2 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (1.26%) JanusGraph
12 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.63%) Power BI
12 1 (0.63%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 33 (20.75%) Jenkins
2 30 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 24 (15.09%) Maven
4 16 (10.06%) JIRA
4 16 (10.06%) Selenium
5 9 (5.66%) JUnit
5 9 (5.66%) SoapUI
6 7 (4.40%) git-flow
6 7 (4.40%) JMeter
6 7 (4.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (3.77%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.77%) gulp
7 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (3.14%) Subversion
8 5 (3.14%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.52%) Gradle
9 4 (2.52%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.52%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (15.72%) Finance
2 18 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.06%) Retail
4 12 (7.55%) Marketing
5 10 (6.29%) Manufacturing
6 8 (5.03%) Electronics
7 3 (1.89%) Advertising
8 2 (1.26%) Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (59.12%) Developer
2 56 (35.22%) Java Developer
3 29 (18.24%) Architect
4 27 (16.98%) Senior Developer
5 24 (15.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (8.18%) .NET Developer
7 13 (8.18%) Analyst
8 10 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.29%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Agile Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Agile Java Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Cloud Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Java Architect
11 6 (3.77%) Integration Architect
11 6 (3.77%) Lead Architect
11 6 (3.77%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (38.36%) Spring
2 38 (23.90%) Spring Boot
3 37 (23.27%) REST
4 31 (19.50%) SOAP
5 27 (16.98%) Web Services
6 25 (15.72%) CSS
6 25 (15.72%) HTML
7 24 (15.09%) .NET
8 22 (13.84%) AngularJS
9 21 (13.21%) RESTful
10 18 (11.32%) HTML5
10 18 (11.32%) React
11 17 (10.69%) Node.js
12 13 (8.18%) J2EE
12 13 (8.18%) XML
13 12 (7.55%) .NET Core
13 12 (7.55%) JMS
14 11 (6.92%) jQuery
15 10 (6.29%) OAuth
16 9 (5.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.98%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (8.18%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.40%) Enterprise Cloud
4 7 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.14%) Replication
6 4 (2.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.26%) Clustering
7 2 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.26%) EPoS
7 2 (1.26%) Fintech
8 1 (0.63%) Animation
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Life Science
8 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.84%) Linux
2 5 (3.14%) CentOS
2 5 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (3.14%) Unix
3 4 (2.52%) Android
3 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.52%) Windows
4 3 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (0.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (59.75%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (35.85%) TDD
3 49 (30.82%) DevOps
4 41 (25.79%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (23.90%) Scrum
6 26 (16.35%) Kanban
7 24 (15.09%) BDD
7 24 (15.09%) E-Commerce
8 23 (14.47%) MVC
9 19 (11.95%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (10.69%) Test Automation
11 16 (10.06%) Software Engineering
11 16 (10.06%) UML
12 13 (8.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 13 (8.18%) Web Development
13 12 (7.55%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (7.55%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (7.55%) Load Balancing
13 12 (7.55%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 108 (67.92%) Java
2 45 (28.30%) Java 8
3 37 (23.27%) JavaScript
4 33 (20.75%) SQL
5 15 (9.43%) C#
6 10 (6.29%) ES6
7 9 (5.66%) Perl
8 6 (3.77%) Groovy
8 6 (3.77%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.14%) Python
9 5 (3.14%) Ruby
9 5 (3.14%) Scala
10 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.52%) PHP
11 3 (1.89%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.26%) C
12 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.63%) Gremlin
13 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.26%) Degree
2 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.63%) IRCA
3 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.43%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 41 (25.79%) Docker
2 2 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 33 (20.75%) Ansible
2 20 (12.58%) Kubernetes
3 18 (11.32%) Terraform
4 8 (5.03%) Consul
4 8 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.40%) Kibana
5 7 (4.40%) Puppet
6 6 (3.77%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (2.52%) HAProxy
7 4 (2.52%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (6.92%) SAP
2 10 (6.29%) Google
2 10 (6.29%) Oracle
3 8 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.03%) MuleSoft
4 7 (4.40%) New Relic
5 6 (3.77%) WSO2
6 4 (2.52%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.52%) Splunk
7 3 (1.89%) Adobe
7 3 (1.89%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.89%) F5
7 3 (1.89%) Hortonworks
7 3 (1.89%) hybris
7 3 (1.89%) IBM
7 3 (1.89%) Percona
7 3 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.89%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.26%) Apigee
8 2 (1.26%) webMethods