Period
to

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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 34 30 40
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -2
Contract jobs citing Microservices 4,332 2,800 2,376
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.16% 6.18% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.88% 6.97% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,220 2,096 1,804
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
25th Percentile £500 £463 £465
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £700 £619 £625
90th Percentile £788 £679 £675
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 7
10th Percentile £47.15 - £57.60
25th Percentile £48.50 £44.00 £59.50
Median hourly rate £60.00 £65.00 £62.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.84% +77.14%
75th Percentile £68.00 £68.00 £66.25
90th Percentile £77.19 £73.45 £69.50
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £62.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -27.42% +77.14%

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 62,997 40,167 38,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.61% 88.67% 86.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,839 27,666 26,128
10th Percentile £350 £310 £300
25th Percentile £433 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £535 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +8.08% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,587 1,239 1,120
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.74 £12.41
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +16.28% -4.44%
75th Percentile £51.35 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.47 £58.53 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £28.33 £25.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +17.98% -2.22%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -1 2,855 £625 +13.64% 699
North of England +11 405 £550 +10.00% 180
South East +8 293 £550 +15.79% 116
North West +19 278 £556 +11.25% 109
South West -6 184 £550 +10.00% 61
Midlands -15 141 £500 +16.28% 89
West Midlands +4 105 £505 +17.72% 66
Yorkshire +8 99 £525 - 46
East of England -23 94 £550 +4.76% 46
North East -12 37 £590 +15.97% 25
East Midlands -23 34 £485 +14.12% 23
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 2,175 (50.21%) Agile
2 1,981 (45.73%) Java
3 1,512 (34.90%) AWS
4 1,433 (33.08%) DevOps
5 1,379 (31.83%) CI/CD
6 1,360 (31.39%) Azure
7 1,305 (30.12%) Kubernetes
8 1,226 (28.30%) Docker
9 937 (21.63%) TDD
10 902 (20.82%) Finance
11 901 (20.80%) Software Engineering
12 895 (20.66%) .NET
13 871 (20.11%) Spring
14 806 (18.61%) Jenkins
15 800 (18.47%) Spring Boot
15 800 (18.47%) JavaScript
16 763 (17.61%) Git (software)
17 748 (17.27%) C#
18 723 (16.69%) SQL
19 708 (16.34%) Kafka
20 696 (16.07%) React
21 681 (15.72%) Scrum
22 680 (15.70%) Test Automation
23 633 (14.61%) Social Skills
24 608 (14.04%) Python
25 581 (13.41%) REST
25 581 (13.41%) Full Stack Development
26 538 (12.42%) GCP
27 534 (12.33%) Serverless
28 527 (12.17%) Terraform

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
1 203 (4.69%) Confluence
2 113 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 77 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 71 (1.64%) Apache
5 46 (1.06%) nginx
5 46 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 42 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
7 40 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 39 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 38 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 37 (0.85%) IIS
11 31 (0.72%) Camunda
12 22 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
13 20 (0.46%) SharePoint
13 20 (0.46%) Traefik
14 19 (0.44%) CMS
14 19 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.42%) JBoss
16 17 (0.39%) Sitefinity
17 16 (0.37%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 16 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.092%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.069%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 33 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.32%) SAP FI-CA
2 14 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
3 13 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
3 13 (0.30%) Shopify
4 5 (0.12%) Magento
5 4 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.069%) Maximo
6 3 (0.069%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.046%) Findur
7 2 (0.046%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.046%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.046%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.046%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.046%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.046%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,512 (34.90%) AWS
2 1,360 (31.39%) Azure
3 538 (12.42%) GCP
4 534 (12.33%) Serverless
5 317 (7.32%) AWS Lambda
6 256 (5.91%) PaaS
7 255 (5.89%) GitHub
8 227 (5.24%) SaaS
9 215 (4.96%) OpenShift
10 180 (4.16%) IaaS
11 152 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 129 (2.98%) Amazon S3
13 125 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
14 121 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 120 (2.77%) Azure Service Bus
16 115 (2.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 106 (2.45%) Azure Logic Apps
18 93 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
19 85 (1.96%) Amazon EKS
20 79 (1.82%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.39%) HTTP
2 46 (1.06%) Firewall
3 36 (0.83%) DNS
3 36 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 34 (0.78%) Internet
5 27 (0.62%) MQTT
6 24 (0.55%) Network Security
7 21 (0.48%) HTTPS
8 13 (0.30%) SSL
9 12 (0.28%) FTP
9 12 (0.28%) SAN
9 12 (0.28%) VPN
10 10 (0.23%) Wireless
11 9 (0.21%) AMQP
11 9 (0.21%) LAN
12 8 (0.18%) WAN
13 7 (0.16%) Broadband
14 6 (0.14%) LTE
15 5 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (0.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (10.04%) NoSQL
2 379 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
3 374 (8.63%) MongoDB
4 369 (8.52%) SQL Server
5 216 (4.99%) Relational Database
6 160 (3.69%) Big Data
7 155 (3.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 150 (3.46%) MySQL
9 136 (3.14%) Redis
10 87 (2.01%) Data Lake
11 85 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
12 76 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 73 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
13 73 (1.69%) RDBMS
14 68 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
15 61 (1.41%) Hadoop
16 46 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
17 31 (0.72%) DB2
18 30 (0.69%) Power BI
19 24 (0.55%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 806 (18.61%) Jenkins
2 763 (17.61%) Git (software)
3 428 (9.88%) JIRA
4 336 (7.76%) Maven
5 303 (6.99%) GitLab
6 203 (4.69%) Cucumber
7 153 (3.53%) Selenium
8 149 (3.44%) Gradle
9 140 (3.23%) JUnit
10 128 (2.95%) TeamCity
11 114 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 107 (2.47%) SonarQube
13 87 (2.01%) Artifactory
14 85 (1.96%) Bitbucket
14 85 (1.96%) Postman
15 81 (1.87%) Mockito
16 69 (1.59%) NUnit
17 64 (1.48%) JMeter
18 60 (1.39%) Cypress.io
18 60 (1.39%) REST Assured
General
1 902 (20.82%) Finance
2 633 (14.61%) Social Skills
3 415 (9.58%) Banking
4 294 (6.79%) Public Sector
5 215 (4.96%) Front Office
6 197 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 168 (3.88%) Retail
8 79 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 77 (1.78%) Marketing
10 76 (1.75%) Games
11 71 (1.64%) Telecoms
12 54 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
13 49 (1.13%) Manufacturing
14 44 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
15 41 (0.95%) Electronics
16 38 (0.88%) Financial Institution
17 34 (0.78%) Legal
18 31 (0.72%) Retail Banking
19 29 (0.67%) Law
20 26 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,181 (50.35%) Developer
2 996 (22.99%) Java Developer
3 633 (14.61%) Architect
4 388 (8.96%) .NET Developer
5 386 (8.91%) Software Engineer
6 350 (8.08%) Solutions Architect
7 328 (7.57%) Senior Developer
8 249 (5.75%) Java Engineer
9 244 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
10 240 (5.54%) AWS Engineer
11 218 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
12 177 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
13 168 (3.88%) C# Developer
14 141 (3.25%) AWS Developer
15 134 (3.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 124 (2.86%) AWS Software Engineer
17 120 (2.77%) React Developer
18 118 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
19 115 (2.65%) Python Developer
20 107 (2.47%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 895 (20.66%) .NET
2 871 (20.11%) Spring
3 800 (18.47%) Spring Boot
4 708 (16.34%) Kafka
5 696 (16.07%) React
6 581 (13.41%) REST
7 526 (12.14%) Node.js
8 446 (10.30%) RESTful
9 427 (9.86%) AngularJS
10 392 (9.05%) .NET Core
11 354 (8.17%) HTML
12 295 (6.81%) CSS
13 292 (6.74%) Web Services
14 249 (5.75%) ASP.NET
15 248 (5.72%) JSON
16 244 (5.63%) .NET Framework
17 166 (3.83%) HTML5
18 163 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
19 154 (3.55%) SOAP
20 147 (3.39%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 341 (7.87%) Cloud Native
2 277 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
3 158 (3.65%) Public Cloud
4 122 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 117 (2.70%) Derivative
6 111 (2.56%) User Experience
7 108 (2.49%) Hedge funds
8 105 (2.42%) Fixed Income
9 98 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 98 (2.26%) Equities
10 90 (2.08%) Legacy Code
11 78 (1.80%) Mobile App
12 73 (1.69%) iPad
13 69 (1.59%) Data Structures
14 65 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
15 59 (1.36%) Algorithms
16 57 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
17 51 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
18 47 (1.08%) Management Information System
19 46 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 371 (8.56%) Linux
2 143 (3.30%) Unix
3 136 (3.14%) Windows
4 83 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (0.76%) CentOS
6 32 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 28 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 27 (0.62%) Android
9 25 (0.58%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.30%) VMS
11 12 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.092%) Debian
12 4 (0.092%) Solaris
13 3 (0.069%) AIX
13 3 (0.069%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.069%) zOS
14 2 (0.046%) Alpine Linux
14 2 (0.046%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.023%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.023%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,175 (50.21%) Agile
2 1,433 (33.08%) DevOps
3 1,379 (31.83%) CI/CD
4 937 (21.63%) TDD
5 901 (20.80%) Software Engineering
6 681 (15.72%) Scrum
7 680 (15.70%) Test Automation
8 581 (13.41%) Full Stack Development
9 516 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
10 509 (11.75%) BDD
11 384 (8.86%) Event-Driven
12 338 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
13 319 (7.36%) Analytics
14 298 (6.88%) Fintech
15 297 (6.86%) SDLC
16 266 (6.14%) Mentoring
17 255 (5.89%) Migration
18 246 (5.68%) Unit Testing
19 244 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
20 243 (5.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,981 (45.73%) Java
2 800 (18.47%) JavaScript
3 748 (17.27%) C#
4 723 (16.69%) SQL
5 608 (14.04%) Python
6 326 (7.53%) TypeScript
7 207 (4.78%) Go
8 156 (3.60%) Scala
9 101 (2.33%) Ruby
10 84 (1.94%) Bash
11 81 (1.87%) PowerShell
12 80 (1.85%) C++
13 75 (1.73%) Kotlin
14 70 (1.62%) Groovy
15 68 (1.57%) T-SQL
16 55 (1.27%) Shell Script
17 53 (1.22%) PL/SQL
18 49 (1.13%) ES6
19 45 (1.04%) PHP
20 39 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 489 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 409 (9.44%) SC Cleared
3 126 (2.91%) Degree
4 85 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 67 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 56 (1.29%) AWS Certification
7 41 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.39%) ISEB
10 14 (0.32%) CISSP
11 10 (0.23%) CISM
11 10 (0.23%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.092%) CEH
14 4 (0.092%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.092%) PhD
14 4 (0.092%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.069%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (5.70%) QA
2 44 (1.02%) GDPR
3 43 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 40 (0.92%) Accessibility
5 24 (0.55%) NCSC
6 11 (0.25%) WCAG
7 9 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.21%) PMO
8 7 (0.16%) ISO 20022
8 7 (0.16%) SLA
9 5 (0.12%) NIST
9 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.069%) SEPA
12 2 (0.046%) COBIT
12 2 (0.046%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.046%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 2 (0.046%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,226 (28.30%) Docker
2 44 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.16%) Postfix
5 7 (0.16%) vSphere
6 5 (0.12%) HDFS
7 4 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.069%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.023%) Ceph
10 1 (0.023%) Firmware
10 1 (0.023%) KVM
10 1 (0.023%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.023%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,305 (30.12%) Kubernetes
2 527 (12.17%) Terraform
3 293 (6.76%) Ansible
4 150 (3.46%) Prometheus
5 123 (2.84%) Grafana
6 84 (1.94%) Puppet
7 71 (1.64%) Istio
8 48 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (1.04%) Packer
10 42 (0.97%) Kibana
11 40 (0.92%) Consul
12 27 (0.62%) logstash
13 24 (0.55%) ZABBIX
14 23 (0.53%) Graphite
15 21 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
16 19 (0.44%) Podman
17 18 (0.42%) HAProxy
17 18 (0.42%) linkerd
18 17 (0.39%) Netcool
19 12 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 371 (8.56%) Microsoft
2 306 (7.06%) Oracle
3 237 (5.47%) Google
4 111 (2.56%) Splunk
5 97 (2.24%) SAP
6 76 (1.75%) IBM
7 63 (1.45%) Red Hat
8 62 (1.43%) AppDynamics
9 61 (1.41%) Databricks
9 61 (1.41%) VMware
10 57 (1.32%) MuleSoft
11 50 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 40 (0.92%) Sitecore
13 33 (0.76%) Dynatrace
14 31 (0.72%) Atlassian
15 29 (0.67%) New Relic
15 29 (0.67%) Pega
16 26 (0.60%) Confluent
17 25 (0.58%) Cloudera
17 25 (0.58%) TIBCO