Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 92 163
Rank change year-on-year +31 +71 0
Contract jobs citing Microservices 178 116 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.62% 2.31% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 2.72% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 59 23
East of England median daily rate £515 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £413 £381 £292
90th Percentile £638 £565 £562
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year +2.78% -12.20% -

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 4,205 4,259 3,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.57% 84.71% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,487 2,466 2,291
East of England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £581 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 242 315
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +14.29% +27.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.28 £12.20
90th Percentile £50.30 £50.40 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.70% +4.55%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +40 85 £510 -2.86% 3
Hertfordshire +7 43 £538 +2.38% 16
Cambridgeshire -2 31 £443 -11.50% 20
Bedfordshire +3 12 £524 +4.70% 13
Suffolk -8 6 £500 -
Norfolk - 1 £513 - 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 135 (75.84%) Java
2 119 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (47.19%) Spring
4 72 (40.45%) Spring Boot
5 66 (37.08%) TDD
6 65 (36.52%) Amazon AWS
7 63 (35.39%) Java 8
8 51 (28.65%) Scrum
9 46 (25.84%) Docker
10 45 (25.28%) Jenkins
11 42 (23.60%) REST
12 41 (23.03%) DevOps
13 38 (21.35%) Git (software)
14 37 (20.79%) JavaScript
15 35 (19.66%) SQL
16 34 (19.10%) Kanban
16 34 (19.10%) BDD
17 32 (17.98%) AngularJS
17 32 (17.98%) SOAP
17 32 (17.98%) Web Services
17 32 (17.98%) Linux
18 31 (17.42%) Finance
18 31 (17.42%) Test Automation
19 28 (15.73%) Maven
19 28 (15.73%) J2EE
20 27 (15.17%) HTML
20 27 (15.17%) CSS
20 27 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (14.61%) .NET
21 26 (14.61%) MVC

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 21 (11.80%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (8.43%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (8.43%) Tomcat
2 15 (8.43%) WebSphere
3 14 (7.87%) Confluence
4 10 (5.62%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (3.37%) Apache
7 5 (2.81%) WildFly
8 3 (1.69%) CMS
8 3 (1.69%) JBoss
8 3 (1.69%) nginx
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (1.12%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.56%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 65 (36.52%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (2.81%) Serverless
5 4 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.25%) GitHub
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.12%) Apigee
6 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.12%) Office 365
6 2 (1.12%) Slack
6 2 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Heroku
7 1 (0.56%) Stackdriver
7 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.06%) HTTP
2 7 (3.93%) DNS
3 6 (3.37%) SSL
3 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.37%) VPN
4 4 (2.25%) LAN
5 2 (1.12%) BGP
5 2 (1.12%) Firewall
5 2 (1.12%) IPsec
5 2 (1.12%) L2TP
5 2 (1.12%) OpenVPN
5 2 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.56%) FTP
6 1 (0.56%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.56%) SMS
6 1 (0.56%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.36%) MySQL
2 13 (7.30%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.74%) MongoDB
3 12 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.62%) Big Data
5 9 (5.06%) Redis
6 7 (3.93%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.69%) HBase
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon QuickSight
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.12%) JanusGraph
11 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (25.28%) Jenkins
2 38 (21.35%) Git (software)
3 28 (15.73%) Maven
4 24 (13.48%) JIRA
5 22 (12.36%) Selenium
6 17 (9.55%) Cucumber
6 17 (9.55%) JUnit
7 16 (8.99%) Robot Framework
8 13 (7.30%) SoapUI
9 12 (6.74%) Ant
10 11 (6.18%) Eclipse
11 10 (5.62%) Gradle
11 10 (5.62%) Subversion
12 7 (3.93%) AccuRev
12 7 (3.93%) CA Gen
12 7 (3.93%) Checkstyle
12 7 (3.93%) gulp
13 6 (3.37%) git-flow
13 6 (3.37%) IntelliJ
13 6 (3.37%) JMeter
General
1 31 (17.42%) Finance
2 16 (8.99%) Retail
3 13 (7.30%) Marketing
4 7 (3.93%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.25%) Electronics
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Publishing
7 1 (0.56%) French Language
7 1 (0.56%) German Language
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (61.24%) Developer
2 83 (46.63%) Java Developer
3 32 (17.98%) Architect
4 29 (16.29%) Senior Developer
4 29 (16.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.62%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.62%) Tester
7 9 (5.06%) Agile Developer
7 9 (5.06%) Agile Java Developer
7 9 (5.06%) QA Tester
8 7 (3.93%) Angular Developer
8 7 (3.93%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.37%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (3.37%) Integration Architect
9 6 (3.37%) Senior QA Tester
9 6 (3.37%) Senior Tester
10 5 (2.81%) AWS Architect
10 5 (2.81%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (47.19%) Spring
2 72 (40.45%) Spring Boot
3 42 (23.60%) REST
4 32 (17.98%) AngularJS
4 32 (17.98%) SOAP
4 32 (17.98%) Web Services
5 28 (15.73%) J2EE
6 27 (15.17%) CSS
6 27 (15.17%) HTML
7 26 (14.61%) .NET
8 22 (12.36%) RESTful
9 19 (10.67%) JAX-RS
9 19 (10.67%) JMS
9 19 (10.67%) RabbitMQ
9 19 (10.67%) XML
10 15 (8.43%) React
11 14 (7.87%) HTML5
11 14 (7.87%) jQuery
11 14 (7.87%) Spring MVC
12 12 (6.74%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.24%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (8.99%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.81%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.81%) Clustering
6 5 (2.81%) Replication
7 4 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.25%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.25%) Fintech
7 4 (2.25%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.98%) Linux
2 23 (12.92%) Unix
3 13 (7.30%) Windows
4 7 (3.93%) Solaris
5 4 (2.25%) Android
5 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.25%) CentOS
6 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (37.08%) TDD
3 51 (28.65%) Scrum
4 41 (23.03%) DevOps
5 34 (19.10%) BDD
5 34 (19.10%) Kanban
6 31 (17.42%) Test Automation
7 27 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (14.61%) MVC
9 24 (13.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 20 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (10.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 18 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (8.43%) CQRS
13 15 (8.43%) Domain-Driven Design
13 15 (8.43%) Pair Programming
13 15 (8.43%) Software Engineering
13 15 (8.43%) Test Strategy
14 14 (7.87%) SOA
15 13 (7.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 135 (75.84%) Java
2 63 (35.39%) Java 8
3 37 (20.79%) JavaScript
4 35 (19.66%) SQL
5 17 (9.55%) C#
6 11 (6.18%) Perl
6 11 (6.18%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.06%) Scala
8 7 (3.93%) Groovy
8 7 (3.93%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.25%) Python
10 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.69%) C
10 3 (1.69%) Ruby
11 2 (1.12%) C++
11 2 (1.12%) ES6
11 2 (1.12%) Haskell
12 1 (0.56%) Gremlin
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.49%) Degree
2 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) CCNA
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.12%) IRCA
5 2 (1.12%) OCPJP
5 2 (1.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.12%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.87%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (25.84%) Docker
2 5 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) HDFS
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (14.04%) Ansible
2 19 (10.67%) Kibana
2 19 (10.67%) Terraform
3 8 (4.49%) Docker Swarm
3 8 (4.49%) logstash
4 6 (3.37%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.69%) Puppet
7 2 (1.12%) Grafana
7 2 (1.12%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 21 (11.80%) Oracle
2 14 (7.87%) IBM
3 13 (7.30%) Google
3 13 (7.30%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.62%) Adobe
4 10 (5.62%) webMethods
5 8 (4.49%) SAP
6 7 (3.93%) BEA
6 7 (3.93%) Informatica
6 7 (3.93%) MuleSoft
6 7 (3.93%) Pega
7 6 (3.37%) AppDynamics
7 6 (3.37%) New Relic
8 4 (2.25%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.25%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.25%) WSO2
9 3 (1.69%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.69%) hybris
10 2 (1.12%) Cisco
10 2 (1.12%) Sun