Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 9 April 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 37 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19 +50
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,848 5,232 3,760
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.23% 5.91% 4.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.13% 6.75% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,103 3,991 2,819
Median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £405 £400
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 12 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,426 77,546 80,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.26% 87.60% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,887 51,948 53,584
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,612 1,895 2,035
Median hourly rate £25.38 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.68 £51.50 £50.15
Median hourly rate £25.68 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.72% +11.11% -10.00%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in England

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in England.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in England

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in England

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microservices in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microservices in England

Microservices
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microservices in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microservices in England

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 9 April 2020. 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
London +4 1,870 £550 - 530
North of England -5 308 £495 +1.02% 121
South East -21 228 £500 +5.26% 134
Midlands -16 152 £450 -2.96% 76
South West -26 145 £500 -4.76% 52
East of England +21 140 £513 -0.24% 36
Yorkshire +5 127 £500 - 29
North West -10 123 £500 - 78
West Midlands -8 110 £469 +4.17% 35
North East -4 58 £463 -3.65% 14
East Midlands -17 42 £425 -15.00% 41
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1,482 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1,440 (50.56%) Java
3 1,039 (36.48%) AWS
4 908 (31.88%) Docker
5 846 (29.71%) Azure
6 810 (28.44%) DevOps
7 771 (27.07%) Spring
8 728 (25.56%) Kubernetes
9 722 (25.35%) TDD
10 642 (22.54%) JavaScript
11 563 (19.77%) Spring Boot
12 550 (19.31%) C#
13 548 (19.24%) Scrum
14 539 (18.93%) .NET
15 536 (18.82%) REST
16 531 (18.64%) SQL
17 525 (18.43%) Finance
18 523 (18.36%) Git (software)
19 500 (17.56%) Web Services
20 486 (17.06%) AngularJS
21 475 (16.68%) Jenkins
22 454 (15.94%) Java 8
23 435 (15.27%) Python
24 406 (14.26%) Node.js
25 400 (14.04%) BDD
26 397 (13.94%) RESTful
27 390 (13.69%) React
28 385 (13.52%) Test Automation
29 367 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
30 364 (12.78%) Software Engineering

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 152 (5.34%) Elasticsearch
2 144 (5.06%) Confluence
3 71 (2.49%) Apache Spark
4 40 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 38 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 38 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 35 (1.23%) CMS
7 34 (1.19%) Apache
7 34 (1.19%) nginx
8 14 (0.49%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.46%) IIS
10 12 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.39%) JBoss
12 9 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.18%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.18%) WordPress
15 4 (0.14%) Anypoint
15 4 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (0.28%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.11%) Sketch
5 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.035%) GIMP
5 1 (0.035%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 35 (1.23%) FINCAD Analytics
2 11 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 10 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.18%) Magento
7 4 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.11%) Eikon
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.070%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.035%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.035%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,039 (36.48%) AWS
2 846 (29.71%) Azure
3 279 (9.80%) GCP
4 228 (8.01%) Serverless
5 146 (5.13%) GitHub
6 126 (4.42%) SaaS
7 115 (4.04%) OpenShift
8 114 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
9 111 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
10 93 (3.27%) PaaS
11 70 (2.46%) Amazon S3
12 63 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
13 58 (2.04%) IaaS
14 57 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
15 40 (1.40%) Amazon EKS
16 36 (1.26%) AWS Step Functions
17 34 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
18 30 (1.05%) Azure Functions
19 29 (1.02%) Apigee
20 27 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.76%) HTTP
2 50 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 48 (1.69%) SSL
4 27 (0.95%) DNS
5 26 (0.91%) VPN
6 20 (0.70%) Firewall
6 20 (0.70%) Internet
7 15 (0.53%) DHCP
8 12 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.39%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.32%) FTP
11 7 (0.25%) LAN
11 7 (0.25%) SSH
12 6 (0.21%) MQTT
12 6 (0.21%) WAN
13 5 (0.18%) 4G
14 4 (0.14%) Intranet
15 3 (0.11%) Extranet
15 3 (0.11%) Network Security
16 2 (0.070%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (10.92%) NoSQL
2 271 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 264 (9.27%) SQL Server
4 248 (8.71%) MySQL
5 213 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
6 159 (5.58%) Relational Database
7 127 (4.46%) Big Data
7 127 (4.46%) Redis
8 98 (3.44%) Amazon RDS
9 85 (2.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 79 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 64 (2.25%) Amazon Athena
11 64 (2.25%) RDBMS
12 54 (1.90%) Hadoop
13 49 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
14 48 (1.69%) DB2
15 44 (1.54%) HBase
16 43 (1.51%) Neo4j
17 40 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
18 36 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 523 (18.36%) Git (software)
2 475 (16.68%) Jenkins
3 253 (8.88%) JIRA
4 240 (8.43%) Maven
5 232 (8.15%) JUnit
6 134 (4.71%) Mockito
7 124 (4.35%) Gradle
8 122 (4.28%) Cucumber
9 112 (3.93%) Selenium
10 108 (3.79%) SonarQube
11 99 (3.48%) GitLab
12 94 (3.30%) TeamCity
13 82 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
14 79 (2.77%) Bitbucket
15 57 (2.00%) Artifactory
16 49 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
17 47 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 45 (1.58%) Gatling
19 43 (1.51%) DbUnit
19 43 (1.51%) jMock
General
1 525 (18.43%) Finance
2 246 (8.64%) Banking
3 228 (8.01%) Public Sector
4 171 (6.00%) Front Office
5 74 (2.60%) Retail
6 48 (1.69%) Marketing
7 42 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 27 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 25 (0.88%) Games
10 23 (0.81%) Back Office
11 18 (0.63%) Publishing
12 17 (0.60%) Law
13 16 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.39%) Advertising
16 10 (0.35%) Automotive
17 9 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.28%) Electronics
18 8 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,701 (59.73%) Developer
2 809 (28.41%) Java Developer
3 276 (9.69%) Architect
4 264 (9.27%) Senior Developer
5 218 (7.65%) .NET Developer
6 209 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
7 195 (6.85%) AWS Developer
8 167 (5.86%) Full Stack Developer
9 155 (5.44%) C# Developer
10 135 (4.74%) Software Engineer
11 133 (4.67%) Senior Java Developer
12 124 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
13 113 (3.97%) React Developer
14 106 (3.72%) Python Developer
15 97 (3.41%) Java Engineer
15 97 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
16 93 (3.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 75 (2.63%) Backend Developer
18 70 (2.46%) Angular Developer
19 63 (2.21%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 771 (27.07%) Spring
2 563 (19.77%) Spring Boot
3 539 (18.93%) .NET
4 536 (18.82%) REST
5 500 (17.56%) Web Services
6 486 (17.06%) AngularJS
7 406 (14.26%) Node.js
8 397 (13.94%) RESTful
9 390 (13.69%) React
10 287 (10.08%) HTML
11 275 (9.66%) CSS
12 272 (9.55%) Kafka
13 250 (8.78%) .NET Core
14 207 (7.27%) SOAP
15 151 (5.30%) JSON
16 134 (4.71%) Hibernate
17 123 (4.32%) J2EE
18 120 (4.21%) ASP.NET
19 113 (3.97%) HTML5
20 106 (3.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 232 (8.15%) Greenfield Project
2 126 (4.42%) Cloud Native
3 102 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 92 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 92 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 90 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 87 (3.05%) User Experience
7 86 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
8 80 (2.81%) Derivative
9 62 (2.18%) Hedge funds
9 62 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 50 (1.76%) Algorithms
11 48 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
12 45 (1.58%) Equities
13 37 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
14 36 (1.26%) Virtual Team
15 33 (1.16%) Data Centre
16 32 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
17 23 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
17 23 (0.81%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 340 (11.94%) Linux
2 138 (4.85%) Unix
3 81 (2.84%) Windows
4 46 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (1.54%) Android
6 40 (1.40%) CentOS
7 33 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 21 (0.74%) CoreOS
10 20 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.39%) Solaris
11 11 (0.39%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.21%) Debian
14 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.070%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.070%) SUSE
15 2 (0.070%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.035%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,482 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
2 810 (28.44%) DevOps
3 722 (25.35%) TDD
4 548 (19.24%) Scrum
5 400 (14.04%) BDD
6 385 (13.52%) Test Automation
7 367 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
8 364 (12.78%) Software Engineering
9 249 (8.74%) Open Source
10 230 (8.08%) Kanban
11 226 (7.94%) Pair Programming
12 187 (6.57%) Migration
13 162 (5.69%) Analytics
14 153 (5.37%) Mentoring
15 152 (5.34%) Continuous Delivery
16 147 (5.16%) Front End Development
17 146 (5.13%) MVC
18 143 (5.02%) OO
19 134 (4.71%) SDLC
20 130 (4.56%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1,440 (50.56%) Java
2 642 (22.54%) JavaScript
3 550 (19.31%) C#
4 531 (18.64%) SQL
5 454 (15.94%) Java 8
6 435 (15.27%) Python
7 182 (6.39%) TypeScript
8 142 (4.99%) Scala
9 104 (3.65%) Bash Shell
10 102 (3.58%) Go
11 87 (3.05%) Kotlin
12 77 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 77 (2.70%) Ruby
13 72 (2.53%) ES6
14 66 (2.32%) R
15 53 (1.86%) C++
16 52 (1.83%) Groovy
17 42 (1.47%) F#
17 42 (1.47%) Shell Script
18 39 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 264 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 203 (7.13%) SC Cleared
3 105 (3.69%) Degree
4 51 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 33 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 27 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 22 (0.77%) ISEB
7 22 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.56%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.21%) OCP
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.18%) PhD
11 5 (0.18%) SANS
11 5 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.14%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.14%) OCPJP
13 3 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.16%) QA
2 20 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.67%) WCAG
4 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.18%) GDPR
5 5 (0.18%) MiFID
5 5 (0.18%) PSD2
6 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.14%) SLA
7 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.11%) NIST
7 3 (0.11%) PMO
8 2 (0.070%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.070%) SEPA
9 1 (0.035%) COBIT
9 1 (0.035%) EMIR
9 1 (0.035%) HL7
9 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 908 (31.88%) Docker
2 38 (1.33%) Postfix
3 29 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.70%) HDFS
4 20 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.56%) vSphere
6 14 (0.49%) LXC
7 10 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.32%) NFS
9 6 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.14%) Gluster
11 4 (0.14%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.070%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.070%) BusyBox
12 2 (0.070%) Varnish
13 1 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.035%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.035%) NDS
13 1 (0.035%) Samba
Systems Management
1 728 (25.56%) Kubernetes
2 321 (11.27%) Terraform
3 214 (7.51%) Ansible
4 80 (2.81%) Puppet
5 56 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (1.83%) Grafana
7 49 (1.72%) Prometheus
8 33 (1.16%) Kibana
9 27 (0.95%) Packer
10 18 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
13 14 (0.49%) Consul
14 11 (0.39%) Mesos
14 11 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
15 10 (0.35%) Data Guard
15 10 (0.35%) Nagios
15 10 (0.35%) Rancher
16 8 (0.28%) Oozie
17 6 (0.21%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 194 (6.81%) Google
2 192 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 163 (5.72%) Oracle
4 51 (1.79%) Red Hat
5 41 (1.44%) IBM
6 32 (1.12%) Sybase
7 31 (1.09%) Splunk
8 24 (0.84%) MuleSoft
9 22 (0.77%) Tableau
10 20 (0.70%) Atlassian
10 20 (0.70%) SAP
11 19 (0.67%) Databricks
11 19 (0.67%) VMware
12 18 (0.63%) Cloudera
13 17 (0.60%) Hortonworks
14 16 (0.56%) Veracode
15 15 (0.53%) Confluent
15 15 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.46%) BEA
17 12 (0.42%) AppDynamics