Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 76 119
Rank change year-on-year +17 +43 -2
Contract jobs citing Microservices 141 133 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.44% 2.98% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 3.50% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 68 57
East of England median daily rate £510 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £391 £363 £383
90th Percentile £599 £688 £599
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £92.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -62.16% +117.65% -

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 3,451 3,801 3,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.21% 85.28% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,003 2,133 2,200
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 227 263
East of England median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -43.28% +22.08%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £47.70
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 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
Essex +41 89 £503 -8.64% 7
Hertfordshire -9 22 £575 +21.05% 7
Norfolk - 9 £513 -
Bedfordshire -4 8 £513 +13.89% 1
Suffolk +10 6 £500 +21.21% 2
Cambridgeshire -38 5 £425 -15.00% 4
East Anglia - 2 - - 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 109 (77.30%) Java
2 96 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (53.90%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (45.39%) Spring
5 60 (42.55%) TDD
6 56 (39.72%) Spring Boot
7 50 (35.46%) Oracle
8 48 (34.04%) Git (software)
9 47 (33.33%) BDD
10 43 (30.50%) Jenkins
11 41 (29.08%) Docker
11 41 (29.08%) Linux
12 40 (28.37%) MySQL
12 40 (28.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 39 (27.66%) Scrum
14 38 (26.95%) Unix
14 38 (26.95%) Java 8
15 33 (23.40%) Oracle Database
16 32 (22.70%) JUnit
17 30 (21.28%) J2EE
18 29 (20.57%) SOA
18 29 (20.57%) SoapUI
19 28 (19.86%) JIRA
20 27 (19.15%) SOAP
21 26 (18.44%) Red Hat
22 25 (17.73%) CentOS
22 25 (17.73%) REST
22 25 (17.73%) Test Strategy
22 25 (17.73%) DevOps
23 22 (15.60%) Test Automation

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 10 (7.09%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.67%) Confluence
2 8 (5.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.96%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.55%) WildFly
5 4 (2.84%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.71%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.71%) Apache
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.71%) CoreMedia CMS
7 1 (0.71%) Mule
7 1 (0.71%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Fredhopper
1 1 (0.71%) Magento
1 1 (0.71%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 76 (53.90%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.84%) GitHub
4 4 (2.84%) Serverless
5 3 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.13%) IaaS
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.71%) Algolia
7 1 (0.71%) Apigee
7 1 (0.71%) Boomi
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.71%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.71%) Office 365
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (1.42%) BGP
2 2 (1.42%) Firewall
2 2 (1.42%) HTTP
2 2 (1.42%) IPsec
2 2 (1.42%) L2TP
2 2 (1.42%) OpenVPN
2 2 (1.42%) VPN
3 1 (0.71%) DNS
3 1 (0.71%) FTP
3 1 (0.71%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.71%) SSL
3 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.71%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.37%) MySQL
2 33 (23.40%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.38%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.55%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.84%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.13%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.42%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.42%) Amazon QuickSight
8 2 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.42%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.42%) Redis
9 1 (0.71%) Big Data
9 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.71%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 48 (34.04%) Git (software)
2 43 (30.50%) Jenkins
3 32 (22.70%) JUnit
4 29 (20.57%) SoapUI
5 28 (19.86%) JIRA
6 16 (11.35%) Robot Framework
7 10 (7.09%) Cucumber
7 10 (7.09%) Maven
8 7 (4.96%) Selenium
9 6 (4.26%) Checkstyle
10 4 (2.84%) git-flow
10 4 (2.84%) GitLab
11 3 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.13%) CA Gen
11 3 (2.13%) Gradle
11 3 (2.13%) JMeter
11 3 (2.13%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.13%) Toad
12 2 (1.42%) Ant
12 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
1 15 (10.64%) Retail
2 1 (0.71%) Billing
2 1 (0.71%) French Language
2 1 (0.71%) Games
2 1 (0.71%) German Language
2 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.71%) Marketing
2 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
2 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (54.61%) Developer
2 63 (44.68%) Java Developer
3 28 (19.86%) Architect
4 20 (14.18%) Lead Developer
4 20 (14.18%) Lead Java Developer
5 18 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.80%) Java Team Leader
6 11 (7.80%) Team Leader
7 9 (6.38%) QA Tester
7 9 (6.38%) Tester
8 8 (5.67%) Java Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.26%) Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Digital Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Java Programmer
9 6 (4.26%) Programmer
9 6 (4.26%) SOA Architect
10 5 (3.55%) Agile Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (45.39%) Spring
2 56 (39.72%) Spring Boot
3 30 (21.28%) J2EE
4 27 (19.15%) SOAP
5 25 (17.73%) REST
6 22 (15.60%) .NET
7 17 (12.06%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (7.80%) .NET Framework
8 11 (7.80%) JSON
8 11 (7.80%) Web Services
9 7 (4.96%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (4.96%) HTML
9 7 (4.96%) XML
10 6 (4.26%) CSS
10 6 (4.26%) Sensu
11 5 (3.55%) HTML5
11 5 (3.55%) JMS
11 5 (3.55%) Node.js
11 5 (3.55%) RESTful
12 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.48%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.42%) Fintech
3 2 (1.42%) Life Science
3 2 (1.42%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.42%) TM Forum
4 1 (0.71%) Clustering
4 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.71%) Replication
4 1 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.08%) Linux
2 38 (26.95%) Unix
3 25 (17.73%) CentOS
4 5 (3.55%) Windows
5 1 (0.71%) Android
5 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (42.55%) TDD
3 47 (33.33%) BDD
4 40 (28.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 39 (27.66%) Scrum
6 29 (20.57%) SOA
7 25 (17.73%) DevOps
7 25 (17.73%) Test Strategy
8 22 (15.60%) Test Automation
9 21 (14.89%) Kanban
10 17 (12.06%) Pair Programming
10 17 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (9.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (9.22%) Process Improvement
12 12 (8.51%) User Stories
13 11 (7.80%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.80%) Project Planning
13 11 (7.80%) UML
14 9 (6.38%) Coaching
14 9 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 109 (77.30%) Java
2 38 (26.95%) Java 8
3 22 (15.60%) SQL
4 12 (8.51%) C#
5 11 (7.80%) Python
6 10 (7.09%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.67%) VB
7 8 (5.67%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.55%) Scala
9 4 (2.84%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.13%) Clojure
10 3 (2.13%) Erlang
10 3 (2.13%) F#
10 3 (2.13%) Groovy
10 3 (2.13%) Haskell
10 3 (2.13%) Perl
10 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.42%) Ruby
12 1 (0.71%) C
12 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.67%) OCPJP
2 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.67%) Sun Certification
3 7 (4.96%) ISEB
3 7 (4.96%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.26%) Degree
5 4 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.42%) CCNA
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.42%) OASIS TOSCA
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (29.08%) Docker
2 4 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (11.35%) Ansible
2 14 (9.93%) Terraform
3 9 (6.38%) Kibana
4 7 (4.96%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (4.26%) logstash
6 5 (3.55%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.13%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.71%) Mesos
Vendors
1 50 (35.46%) Oracle
2 26 (18.44%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.38%) IBM
4 8 (5.67%) Sun
5 6 (4.26%) AppDynamics
6 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.84%) Google
7 4 (2.84%) webMethods
8 3 (2.13%) BEA
8 3 (2.13%) Informatica
8 3 (2.13%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.13%) Pega
8 3 (2.13%) SAP
8 3 (2.13%) WSO2
9 2 (1.42%) Adobe
9 2 (1.42%) Cisco
9 2 (1.42%) hybris
10 1 (0.71%) CA
10 1 (0.71%) Dell
10 1 (0.71%) Software AG