Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 16 53
Rank change year-on-year -21 +37 +26
Contract jobs citing Microservices 115 144 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.22% 8.23% 4.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.15% 9.92% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 116 129
10th Percentile £457 £413 £388
25th Percentile £491 £458 £428
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £531 £513 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% -9.52%
75th Percentile £567 £550 £538
90th Percentile £638 £597 £578
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £62.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +4.84% +18.10% +59.09%

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 1,869 1,452 3,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.84% 82.97% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,082 896 2,193
10th Percentile £158 £255 £281
25th Percentile £300 £363 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £536 £531 £525
90th Percentile £612 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 82 194
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.46
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -35.22% +41.14% +1.04%
75th Percentile £32.61 £48.61 £45.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £59.68 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.72 £24.15 £22.93
% change year-on-year -5.93% +5.31% +11.85%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -11 49 £513 - 18
Hertfordshire +6 37 £550 +29.41% 33
Norfolk +8 17 £533 +3.90% 3
Cambridgeshire -23 9 £563 +7.14% 38
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 10
Suffolk - 1 £540 - 4
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 85 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (55.65%) AWS
3 61 (53.04%) Java
4 43 (37.39%) Spring
5 40 (34.78%) TDD
6 37 (32.17%) Scrum
6 37 (32.17%) Spring Boot
7 33 (28.70%) Azure
7 33 (28.70%) DevOps
8 30 (26.09%) Oracle
8 30 (26.09%) Git (software)
9 28 (24.35%) Software Engineering
9 28 (24.35%) Java 8
10 27 (23.48%) JIRA
11 25 (21.74%) MySQL
11 25 (21.74%) JavaScript
12 24 (20.87%) BDD
12 24 (20.87%) Java 11
13 22 (19.13%) Social Skills
13 22 (19.13%) Confluence
14 21 (18.26%) Jenkins
14 21 (18.26%) Cloud Native
15 20 (17.39%) Docker
16 19 (16.52%) .NET
16 19 (16.52%) J2SE
17 18 (15.65%) Terraform
17 18 (15.65%) SDLC
17 18 (15.65%) C#
18 17 (14.78%) E-Commerce
18 17 (14.78%) Pair Programming

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 22 (19.13%) Confluence
2 4 (3.48%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.61%) Apache
3 3 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.61%) JBoss
4 2 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.74%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.87%) CMS
5 1 (0.87%) CoreMedia CMS
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 64 (55.65%) AWS
2 33 (28.70%) Azure
3 13 (11.30%) Serverless
4 11 (9.57%) GCP
5 8 (6.96%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (5.22%) IaaS
6 6 (5.22%) PaaS
6 6 (5.22%) SaaS
7 5 (4.35%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 3 (2.61%) Azure Service Bus
8 3 (2.61%) GitHub
8 3 (2.61%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.61%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.74%) Akamai
9 2 (1.74%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.74%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (1.74%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) 5G
1 1 (0.87%) Firewall
1 1 (0.87%) HTTP
1 1 (0.87%) IPv4
1 1 (0.87%) LAN
1 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.74%) MySQL
2 16 (13.91%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.96%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.96%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.61%) Big Data
6 3 (2.61%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.61%) Power BI
7 2 (1.74%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.87%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 30 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 27 (23.48%) JIRA
3 21 (18.26%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.57%) GitLab
4 11 (9.57%) Maven
5 10 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.22%) IntelliJ
7 5 (4.35%) Checkstyle
7 5 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.35%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.48%) Artifactory
8 4 (3.48%) Selenium
9 3 (2.61%) JUnit
10 2 (1.74%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (1.74%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.87%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.87%) git-flow
11 1 (0.87%) JMeter
11 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (19.13%) Social Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Retail
3 8 (6.96%) Public Sector
4 7 (6.09%) Influencing Skills
4 7 (6.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (4.35%) Finance
6 2 (1.74%) Automotive
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (41.74%) Developer
2 34 (29.57%) Java Developer
3 32 (27.83%) Architect
4 27 (23.48%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (16.52%) Azure Architect
6 16 (13.91%) AWS Architect
6 16 (13.91%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 12 (10.43%) Software Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) .NET Software Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) C# Software Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (5.22%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) React Developer
11 4 (3.48%) AWS Developer
11 4 (3.48%) DevOps Consultant
11 4 (3.48%) Java Architect
11 4 (3.48%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (37.39%) Spring
2 37 (32.17%) Spring Boot
3 19 (16.52%) .NET
3 19 (16.52%) J2SE
4 14 (12.17%) React
5 12 (10.43%) .NET Framework
5 12 (10.43%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
6 11 (9.57%) HTML
6 11 (9.57%) REST
7 10 (8.70%) Autofac
7 10 (8.70%) HTML5
7 10 (8.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 10 (8.70%) Node.js
7 10 (8.70%) WPF
8 9 (7.83%) RESTful
9 8 (6.96%) CSS
10 7 (6.09%) JSON
11 6 (5.22%) Kafka
11 6 (5.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Cloud Native
2 14 (12.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (6.09%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.22%) Biotechnology
4 6 (5.22%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.48%) User Experience
6 3 (2.61%) Legacy Systems
6 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.74%) NHS
8 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.87%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.22%) Linux
2 4 (3.48%) Unix
2 4 (3.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (34.78%) TDD
3 37 (32.17%) Scrum
4 33 (28.70%) DevOps
5 28 (24.35%) Software Engineering
6 24 (20.87%) BDD
7 18 (15.65%) SDLC
8 17 (14.78%) E-Commerce
8 17 (14.78%) Pair Programming
9 16 (13.91%) Kanban
10 14 (12.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 13 (11.30%) Epics
11 13 (11.30%) Unit Testing
11 13 (11.30%) User Stories
12 12 (10.43%) UML
13 11 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (8.70%) API Development
14 10 (8.70%) Integration Testing
14 10 (8.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.04%) Java
2 28 (24.35%) Java 8
3 25 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 24 (20.87%) Java 11
5 18 (15.65%) C#
6 13 (11.30%) TypeScript
7 7 (6.09%) SQL
8 6 (5.22%) Python
8 6 (5.22%) Scala
9 5 (4.35%) Go
9 5 (4.35%) Ruby
10 4 (3.48%) Groovy
11 3 (2.61%) Kotlin
11 3 (2.61%) VB
11 3 (2.61%) XAML
12 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.87%) Perl
13 1 (0.87%) PHP
13 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) OCPJP
1 14 (12.17%) Sun Certification
2 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.96%) Degree
5 3 (2.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) GDPR
1 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 20 (17.39%) Docker
2 2 (1.74%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 18 (15.65%) Terraform
2 14 (12.17%) Ansible
3 12 (10.43%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.35%) Puppet
5 4 (3.48%) Grafana
5 4 (3.48%) Kibana
6 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Oracle
2 14 (12.17%) Sun
3 12 (10.43%) IBM
4 5 (4.35%) Adobe
4 5 (4.35%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.48%) webMethods
6 3 (2.61%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.61%) SAP
7 2 (1.74%) Alibaba
7 2 (1.74%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.74%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.74%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.74%) Google
7 2 (1.74%) hybris
7 2 (1.74%) Pega
7 2 (1.74%) Splunk
7 2 (1.74%) WSO2
7 2 (1.74%) Xerox
8 1 (0.87%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.87%) Workday