Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 101 163
Rank change year-on-year +36 +62 +20
Contract jobs citing Microservices 173 117 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.38% 2.31% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 2.71% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 71 20
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +18.69% -23.41%
10th Percentile £410 £363 £286
90th Percentile £663 £575 £568
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £43.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year +31.43% -20.45% -

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 4,363 4,311 3,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.20% 84.96% 83.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,555 2,481 2,286
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 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 263 325
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +11.11% +13.68%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.33 £46.90
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +28 75 £510 +2.00% 5
Hertfordshire +20 44 £538 +2.38% 9
Cambridgeshire +17 34 £440 -12.00% 13
Bedfordshire -8 12 £561 +12.20% 3
Suffolk -11 8 £475 -5.00% 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 131 (75.72%) Java
2 115 (66.47%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (45.09%) Spring
4 68 (39.31%) Spring Boot
5 65 (37.57%) Java 8
6 64 (36.99%) TDD
7 53 (30.64%) Amazon AWS
8 52 (30.06%) Scrum
9 43 (24.86%) JavaScript
9 43 (24.86%) Jenkins
10 41 (23.70%) REST
10 41 (23.70%) Git (software)
11 40 (23.12%) Docker
12 36 (20.81%) AngularJS
13 35 (20.23%) BDD
13 35 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (20.23%) Kanban
13 35 (20.23%) SQL
14 34 (19.65%) SOAP
14 34 (19.65%) Finance
14 34 (19.65%) DevOps
15 32 (18.50%) CSS
15 32 (18.50%) HTML
16 30 (17.34%) Web Services
17 28 (16.18%) Maven
18 27 (15.61%) Ansible
19 26 (15.03%) Test Automation
19 26 (15.03%) MVC
19 26 (15.03%) Linux
20 25 (14.45%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 16 (9.25%) Confluence
1 16 (9.25%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (8.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 14 (8.09%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.20%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.62%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (3.47%) Apache
8 4 (2.31%) JBoss
8 4 (2.31%) nginx
9 3 (1.73%) CMS
10 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (1.16%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.58%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.58%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 53 (30.64%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.73%) GitHub
4 3 (1.73%) Heroku
4 3 (1.73%) Serverless
5 2 (1.16%) Apigee
5 2 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.16%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.16%) Slack
5 2 (1.16%) Stackdriver
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.58%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) Office 365
6 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.09%) HTTP
2 10 (5.78%) DNS
2 10 (5.78%) SSL
2 10 (5.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.31%) LAN
3 4 (2.31%) VPN
4 3 (1.73%) FTP
5 1 (0.58%) Firewall
5 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.58%) SMS
5 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.40%) MySQL
2 17 (9.83%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.51%) NoSQL
4 11 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
5 10 (5.78%) Big Data
6 9 (5.20%) Redis
7 6 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.89%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.73%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.73%) HBase
10 2 (1.16%) JanusGraph
11 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.58%) Power BI
11 1 (0.58%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 43 (24.86%) Jenkins
2 41 (23.70%) Git (software)
3 28 (16.18%) Maven
4 24 (13.87%) JIRA
5 23 (13.29%) Selenium
6 14 (8.09%) Cucumber
6 14 (8.09%) JUnit
7 13 (7.51%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.36%) gulp
9 10 (5.78%) Ant
9 10 (5.78%) Gradle
10 9 (5.20%) Eclipse
10 9 (5.20%) Subversion
11 8 (4.62%) Robot Framework
12 7 (4.05%) git-flow
12 7 (4.05%) IntelliJ
12 7 (4.05%) JMeter
13 6 (3.47%) AccuRev
13 6 (3.47%) Checkstyle
13 6 (3.47%) Grunt
General
1 34 (19.65%) Finance
2 15 (8.67%) Marketing
3 14 (8.09%) Retail
4 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.20%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.05%) Electronics
7 3 (1.73%) Advertising
8 2 (1.16%) Banking
8 2 (1.16%) Legal
8 2 (1.16%) Publishing
9 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 108 (62.43%) Developer
2 81 (46.82%) Java Developer
3 30 (17.34%) Architect
3 30 (17.34%) Senior Developer
4 29 (16.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (8.09%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.78%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.20%) Agile Developer
7 9 (5.20%) Agile Java Developer
8 8 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (4.62%) Tester
9 7 (4.05%) Angular Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Backend Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Integration Architect
9 7 (4.05%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Java Architect
11 5 (2.89%) Cloud Architect
11 5 (2.89%) Full Stack Web Developer
11 5 (2.89%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (45.09%) Spring
2 68 (39.31%) Spring Boot
3 41 (23.70%) REST
4 36 (20.81%) AngularJS
5 34 (19.65%) SOAP
6 32 (18.50%) CSS
6 32 (18.50%) HTML
7 30 (17.34%) Web Services
8 24 (13.87%) J2EE
9 23 (13.29%) RESTful
10 22 (12.72%) .NET
11 21 (12.14%) HTML5
12 19 (10.98%) React
13 18 (10.40%) JMS
14 17 (9.83%) JAX-RS
14 17 (9.83%) XML
15 13 (7.51%) jQuery
15 13 (7.51%) OAuth
15 13 (7.51%) Spring MVC
16 11 (6.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.87%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (7.51%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.89%) Replication
7 4 (2.31%) Clustering
7 4 (2.31%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.31%) Fintech
7 4 (2.31%) User Experience
8 3 (1.73%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.73%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.58%) Social Media
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.03%) Linux
2 17 (9.83%) Unix
3 12 (6.94%) Windows
4 6 (3.47%) Solaris
5 4 (2.31%) Android
5 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.31%) CentOS
6 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (66.47%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (36.99%) TDD
3 52 (30.06%) Scrum
4 35 (20.23%) BDD
4 35 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (20.23%) Kanban
5 34 (19.65%) DevOps
6 26 (15.03%) MVC
6 26 (15.03%) Test Automation
7 25 (14.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 19 (10.98%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (10.98%) Software Engineering
9 18 (10.40%) Domain-Driven Design
10 17 (9.83%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 16 (9.25%) Pair Programming
12 14 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (8.09%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.51%) Configuration Management
13 13 (7.51%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 131 (75.72%) Java
2 65 (37.57%) Java 8
3 43 (24.86%) JavaScript
4 35 (20.23%) SQL
5 15 (8.67%) C#
6 12 (6.94%) Perl
7 11 (6.36%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.62%) Groovy
8 8 (4.62%) Scala
9 6 (3.47%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.89%) ES6
10 5 (2.89%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.89%) Python
11 4 (2.31%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.31%) Ruby
12 3 (1.73%) C
12 3 (1.73%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.16%) C++
13 2 (1.16%) Haskell
13 2 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (2.31%) Degree
2 3 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.16%) IRCA
3 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.58%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.25%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 40 (23.12%) Docker
2 4 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (15.61%) Ansible
2 18 (10.40%) Terraform
3 12 (6.94%) Kibana
4 7 (4.05%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (3.47%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.89%) Puppet
7 3 (1.73%) logstash
8 2 (1.16%) Grafana
8 2 (1.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 15 (8.67%) Oracle
2 12 (6.94%) Google
3 11 (6.36%) SAP
4 10 (5.78%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.20%) Adobe
5 9 (5.20%) webMethods
6 8 (4.62%) MuleSoft
6 8 (4.62%) New Relic
7 7 (4.05%) IBM
8 6 (3.47%) BEA
8 6 (3.47%) Informatica
8 6 (3.47%) Pega
9 4 (2.31%) WSO2
10 3 (1.73%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.73%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.73%) hybris
10 3 (1.73%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.73%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.16%) Splunk