Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 20 61
Rank change year-on-year -22 +41 +7
Contract jobs citing Microservices 117 89 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.73% 7.27% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.69% 8.60% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 72 108
10th Percentile £456 £319 £363
25th Percentile £495 £430 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.50% +5.26% -9.52%
75th Percentile £581 £544 £538
90th Percentile £649 £599 £600
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.50 £33.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +94.07% -35.71% +16.02%

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 2,055 1,035 3,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.13% 84.49% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,205 630 2,069
10th Percentile £170 £240 £250
25th Percentile £313 £313 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £427 £440
Median % change year-on-year +5.32% -2.90% +0.57%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £610
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 78 187
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.81 £10.68
25th Percentile £12.94 £15.56 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.11 £33.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -48.17% +88.57% -
75th Percentile £36.00 £47.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +11.11% +12.50%

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 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
Essex -10 69 £525 +2.44% 10
Hertfordshire -25 23 £660 +100.00% 37
Cambridgeshire -15 14 £563 +18.42% 35
Norfolk - 7 £533 - 1
Bedfordshire -14 2 £563 +150.00% 9
Suffolk -9 1 £540 +23.43% 5
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 84 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (62.39%) Java
3 62 (52.99%) AWS
4 60 (51.28%) Spring
5 55 (47.01%) TDD
6 53 (45.30%) Oracle
7 51 (43.59%) Spring Boot
8 45 (38.46%) Scrum
9 44 (37.61%) BDD
10 42 (35.90%) JIRA
10 42 (35.90%) MySQL
11 41 (35.04%) Confluence
12 40 (34.19%) Java 8
13 39 (33.33%) Java 11
14 36 (30.77%) Oracle Database
15 35 (29.91%) Software Engineering
16 31 (26.50%) Social Skills
17 30 (25.64%) J2SE
18 28 (23.93%) Pair Programming
18 28 (23.93%) Hybrid Cloud
19 25 (21.37%) Azure
19 25 (21.37%) DevOps
19 25 (21.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
20 24 (20.51%) Docker
20 24 (20.51%) .NET
21 23 (19.66%) Sun
21 23 (19.66%) Sun Certification
21 23 (19.66%) OCPJP
21 23 (19.66%) Jenkins
21 23 (19.66%) Git (software)

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 41 (35.04%) Confluence
2 4 (3.42%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.56%) JBoss
3 3 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.71%) Apache
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.85%) CMS
5 1 (0.85%) CoreMedia CMS
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.71%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 62 (52.99%) AWS
2 25 (21.37%) Azure
3 13 (11.11%) Serverless
4 8 (6.84%) Amazon EKS
4 8 (6.84%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.42%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (3.42%) GitHub
5 4 (3.42%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.56%) Akamai
6 3 (2.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 3 (2.56%) Azure Service Bus
6 3 (2.56%) GCP
7 2 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.71%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.71%) Azure Pipelines
7 2 (1.71%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (1.71%) PaaS
7 2 (1.71%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) 5G
1 1 (0.85%) Firewall
1 1 (0.85%) HTTP
1 1 (0.85%) IPv4
1 1 (0.85%) LAN
1 1 (0.85%) MQTT
1 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.90%) MySQL
2 36 (30.77%) Oracle Database
3 12 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.71%) Big Data
8 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.71%) Power BI
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.85%) Flink
9 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (35.90%) JIRA
2 23 (19.66%) Git (software)
2 23 (19.66%) Jenkins
3 20 (17.09%) Checkstyle
4 12 (10.26%) GitLab
5 8 (6.84%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.98%) Maven
7 6 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.27%) Artifactory
8 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.27%) IntelliJ
8 5 (4.27%) JMeter
8 5 (4.27%) Selenium
9 4 (3.42%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.56%) JProfiler
11 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.71%) git-flow
11 2 (1.71%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (1.71%) JUnit
11 2 (1.71%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (26.50%) Social Skills
2 11 (9.40%) Public Sector
3 10 (8.55%) Retail
4 7 (5.98%) Influencing Skills
5 6 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.56%) Automotive
7 2 (1.71%) Finance
7 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Law
8 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (48.72%) Developer
2 41 (35.04%) Java Developer
3 27 (23.08%) Architect
4 19 (16.24%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (9.40%) Software Engineer
7 9 (7.69%) Azure Architect
8 8 (6.84%) .NET Software Engineer
8 8 (6.84%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.84%) C# Software Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) AWS Architect
9 7 (5.98%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.98%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (5.13%) Technical Leader
11 5 (4.27%) React Developer
12 4 (3.42%) Cloud Architect
12 4 (3.42%) DBA
12 4 (3.42%) Java Architect
12 4 (3.42%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (51.28%) Spring
2 51 (43.59%) Spring Boot
3 30 (25.64%) J2SE
4 24 (20.51%) .NET
5 17 (14.53%) REST
6 16 (13.68%) RESTful
7 15 (12.82%) React
8 14 (11.97%) .NET Framework
8 14 (11.97%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (11.11%) Web Services
10 11 (9.40%) JSON
10 11 (9.40%) WPF
10 11 (9.40%) XML
11 10 (8.55%) Node.js
12 8 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (6.84%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 8 (6.84%) SOAP
13 7 (5.98%) AngularJS
13 7 (5.98%) HTML
13 7 (5.98%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.93%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (9.40%) Cloud Native
3 8 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.98%) User Experience
5 6 (5.13%) Biotechnology
6 5 (4.27%) Legacy Systems
6 5 (4.27%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.71%) NHS
9 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.85%) Legacy Applications
9 1 (0.85%) Life Science
9 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.85%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.40%) Linux
2 5 (4.27%) Unix
3 4 (3.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (47.01%) TDD
3 45 (38.46%) Scrum
4 44 (37.61%) BDD
5 35 (29.91%) Software Engineering
6 28 (23.93%) Pair Programming
7 25 (21.37%) DevOps
7 25 (21.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 23 (19.66%) User Stories
9 22 (18.80%) Epics
10 21 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (16.24%) Test Automation
12 18 (15.38%) Kanban
13 17 (14.53%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (13.68%) Software Architecture
15 15 (12.82%) Data Management
16 14 (11.97%) Continuous Deployment
16 14 (11.97%) Full Stack Development
16 14 (11.97%) SOA
17 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 73 (62.39%) Java
2 40 (34.19%) Java 8
3 39 (33.33%) Java 11
4 22 (18.80%) C#
5 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.69%) SQL
7 8 (6.84%) TypeScript
8 6 (5.13%) Python
9 5 (4.27%) VB
9 5 (4.27%) XAML
10 3 (2.56%) C++
10 3 (2.56%) Perl
10 3 (2.56%) Scala
11 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.71%) ES6
11 2 (1.71%) Go
11 2 (1.71%) Groovy
11 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.71%) Ruby
11 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (19.66%) OCPJP
1 23 (19.66%) Sun Certification
2 13 (11.11%) Degree
3 10 (8.55%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.42%) PhD
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) DICOM
System Software
1 24 (20.51%) Docker
2 2 (1.71%) Postfix
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 14 (11.97%) Ansible
2 14 (11.97%) Terraform
3 4 (3.42%) Grafana
3 4 (3.42%) Kibana
3 4 (3.42%) Puppet
4 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.71%) SCCM
5 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 53 (45.30%) Oracle
2 23 (19.66%) Sun
3 13 (11.11%) IBM
4 5 (4.27%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.27%) WSO2
5 4 (3.42%) Adobe
5 4 (3.42%) Pega
6 3 (2.56%) Dynatrace
6 3 (2.56%) SAP
6 3 (2.56%) Splunk
6 3 (2.56%) webMethods
7 2 (1.71%) Alibaba
7 2 (1.71%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.71%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.71%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.71%) hybris
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.71%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.71%) Sitecore