Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 79 229
Rank change year-on-year +33 +150 +367
Contract jobs citing Microservices 4,355 2,498 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.60% 2.86% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 3.36% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,256 1,871 814
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
90th Percentile £638 £630 £640
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
England median hourly rate £92.50 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.65% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £32.55 £37.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £165.00 £58.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -10.53% +18.75%

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 81,268 74,362 85,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.90% 85.06% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,990 48,946 57,151
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,241 1,938 2,072
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% - +16.28%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in England

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in England

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in England

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microservices in England

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor 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 16 July 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
London +21 2,623 £525 - 611
North of England +73 622 £440 +2.33% 152
South East +46 597 £475 - 116
Yorkshire +74 366 £450 +4.65% 58
Midlands +8 220 £450 -5.26% 67
North West +37 202 £425 -5.56% 75
South West +59 163 £451 +6.18% 47
East of England +14 132 £500 - 42
West Midlands -4 116 £450 -5.26% 39
East Midlands +18 104 £450 - 28
North East +30 58 £450 +28.57% 19
South Coast - 1 - -
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 England region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 2,801 (64.32%) Agile Software Development
2 2,399 (55.09%) Java
3 1,654 (37.98%) TDD
4 1,301 (29.87%) Amazon AWS
5 1,284 (29.48%) JavaScript
6 1,222 (28.06%) Spring
7 1,208 (27.74%) Docker
8 1,190 (27.32%) DevOps
9 1,083 (24.87%) Git (software)
10 1,000 (22.96%) REST
11 975 (22.39%) Jenkins
12 943 (21.65%) Java 8
13 872 (20.02%) RESTful
14 842 (19.33%) Scrum
15 826 (18.97%) .NET
16 816 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
17 811 (18.62%) BDD
18 789 (18.12%) C#
19 786 (18.05%) Spring Boot
20 764 (17.54%) AngularJS
21 747 (17.15%) Test Automation
22 706 (16.21%) Node.js
23 691 (15.87%) Finance
24 689 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
25 682 (15.66%) HTML
26 628 (14.42%) NoSQL
27 621 (14.26%) SQL
28 614 (14.10%) Web Services
29 589 (13.52%) Linux
30 574 (13.18%) CSS

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
1 343 (7.88%) Confluence
2 311 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
3 172 (3.95%) Apache
4 136 (3.12%) Apache Spark
5 106 (2.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 97 (2.23%) Tomcat
7 85 (1.95%) nginx
8 71 (1.63%) JBoss
9 67 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 51 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 51 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 50 (1.15%) WildFly
12 48 (1.10%) CMS
12 48 (1.10%) NServiceBus
13 34 (0.78%) Apache Solr
14 31 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 26 (0.60%) IIS
16 24 (0.55%) Jetty
16 24 (0.55%) OpenStack
17 22 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (0.18%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.092%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.023%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 14 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.092%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.046%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.023%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.023%) Magento
7 1 (0.023%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.023%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.023%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,301 (29.87%) Amazon AWS
2 689 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 172 (3.95%) GitHub
4 150 (3.44%) PaaS
5 137 (3.15%) Serverless
6 135 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 111 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
8 93 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 89 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
10 80 (1.84%) Amazon S3
11 79 (1.81%) Slack
12 76 (1.75%) SaaS
13 74 (1.70%) IaaS
14 66 (1.52%) npm
15 58 (1.33%) Heroku
16 52 (1.19%) OpenShift
17 50 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
18 41 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
19 33 (0.76%) Google Analytics
20 32 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 209 (4.80%) HTTP
2 141 (3.24%) TCP/IP
3 140 (3.21%) SSL
4 121 (2.78%) DNS
5 86 (1.97%) FTP
6 81 (1.86%) Firewall
7 44 (1.01%) Internet
8 36 (0.83%) DHCP
9 32 (0.73%) IPsec
10 30 (0.69%) AMQP
10 30 (0.69%) Kerberos
11 27 (0.62%) SMS
12 14 (0.32%) Network Security
13 12 (0.28%) SMTP
13 12 (0.28%) VPN
14 11 (0.25%) DMARC
15 10 (0.23%) MPLS
15 10 (0.23%) WAN
15 10 (0.23%) Wireless
16 9 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (14.42%) NoSQL
2 560 (12.86%) MongoDB
3 388 (8.91%) PostgreSQL
4 387 (8.89%) SQL Server
5 317 (7.28%) MySQL
6 306 (7.03%) Relational Database
7 276 (6.34%) Big Data
8 194 (4.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 190 (4.36%) Hadoop
10 135 (3.10%) RDBMS
11 123 (2.82%) Redis
12 103 (2.37%) HBase
13 79 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 73 (1.68%) Cosmos DB
15 45 (1.03%) Neo4j
16 40 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
17 35 (0.80%) Apache Hive
17 35 (0.80%) Couchbase
18 34 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
19 32 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,083 (24.87%) Git (software)
2 975 (22.39%) Jenkins
3 494 (11.34%) Maven
4 493 (11.32%) JIRA
5 277 (6.36%) JUnit
6 228 (5.24%) Cucumber
7 198 (4.55%) Selenium
8 163 (3.74%) Gradle
9 147 (3.38%) TeamCity
10 144 (3.31%) Mockito
11 117 (2.69%) Visual Studio
12 115 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
13 113 (2.59%) SonarQube
14 108 (2.48%) Subversion
15 102 (2.34%) Artifactory
16 94 (2.16%) gulp
17 93 (2.14%) IntelliJ
18 90 (2.07%) Jasmine
19 83 (1.91%) Bitbucket
20 79 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 691 (15.87%) Finance
2 462 (10.61%) Banking
3 176 (4.04%) Retail
4 93 (2.14%) Games
5 90 (2.07%) Marketing
6 72 (1.65%) Law
7 58 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 56 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 53 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 52 (1.19%) Front Office
11 35 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.64%) Publishing
13 26 (0.60%) Back Office
14 25 (0.57%) Electronics
15 21 (0.48%) Advertising
16 20 (0.46%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.37%) Legal
18 10 (0.23%) Automotive
19 6 (0.14%) Billing
20 5 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2,855 (65.56%) Developer
2 1,414 (32.47%) Java Developer
3 511 (11.73%) Architect
4 479 (11.00%) Senior Developer
5 404 (9.28%) .NET Developer
6 299 (6.87%) Senior Java Developer
7 267 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 239 (5.49%) C# Developer
9 214 (4.91%) Full Stack Developer
10 174 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
11 173 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
12 169 (3.88%) React Developer
13 165 (3.79%) Lead Developer
14 151 (3.47%) Angular Developer
15 147 (3.38%) AWS Developer
16 146 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
17 140 (3.21%) Agile Developer
18 134 (3.08%) Software Engineer
19 131 (3.01%) Java Engineer
20 129 (2.96%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,222 (28.06%) Spring
2 1,000 (22.96%) REST
3 872 (20.02%) RESTful
4 826 (18.97%) .NET
5 786 (18.05%) Spring Boot
6 764 (17.54%) AngularJS
7 706 (16.21%) Node.js
8 682 (15.66%) HTML
9 614 (14.10%) Web Services
10 574 (13.18%) CSS
11 545 (12.51%) React
12 500 (11.48%) Hibernate
13 440 (10.10%) Kafka
14 389 (8.93%) ASP.NET
14 389 (8.93%) HTML5
15 339 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
16 317 (7.28%) JSON
17 289 (6.64%) .NET Core
18 281 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
19 277 (6.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 460 (10.56%) Greenfield Project
2 252 (5.79%) Fintech
2 252 (5.79%) User Experience
3 130 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 110 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 105 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
6 98 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
7 86 (1.97%) Computer Science
8 78 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 69 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 61 (1.40%) iPad
11 55 (1.26%) Algorithms
12 52 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
13 50 (1.15%) Data Centre
14 43 (0.99%) Virtual Team
15 34 (0.78%) Cloud Native
16 32 (0.73%) Management Information System
16 32 (0.73%) Online Banking
17 31 (0.71%) Data Structures
18 26 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 589 (13.52%) Linux
2 234 (5.37%) Unix
3 154 (3.54%) Windows
4 101 (2.32%) Apple iOS
5 84 (1.93%) Android
6 75 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (0.94%) VMS
8 25 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.53%) CentOS
10 20 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 17 (0.39%) CoreOS
12 12 (0.28%) Windows Server
13 10 (0.23%) DC/OS
14 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.11%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.092%) Solaris
15 4 (0.092%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.069%) AIX
17 2 (0.046%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,801 (64.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,654 (37.98%) TDD
3 1,190 (27.32%) DevOps
4 842 (19.33%) Scrum
5 816 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
6 811 (18.62%) BDD
7 747 (17.15%) Test Automation
8 537 (12.33%) Software Engineering
9 512 (11.76%) MVC
10 504 (11.57%) Open Source
11 474 (10.88%) SOA
12 458 (10.52%) OO
13 426 (9.78%) E-Commerce
14 342 (7.85%) Kanban
15 329 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 277 (6.36%) Pair Programming
17 259 (5.95%) Unit Testing
18 251 (5.76%) Mentoring
19 245 (5.63%) Configuration Management
20 238 (5.46%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 2,399 (55.09%) Java
2 1,284 (29.48%) JavaScript
3 943 (21.65%) Java 8
4 789 (18.12%) C#
5 621 (14.26%) SQL
6 456 (10.47%) Python
7 343 (7.88%) Scala
8 195 (4.48%) Ruby
9 169 (3.88%) Groovy
10 161 (3.70%) Go
11 150 (3.44%) Bash Shell
11 150 (3.44%) TypeScript
12 123 (2.82%) ES6
13 103 (2.37%) Shell Script
14 96 (2.20%) PHP
15 86 (1.97%) Perl
16 65 (1.49%) Kotlin
17 59 (1.35%) PL/SQL
18 53 (1.22%) PowerShell
19 52 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 307 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 254 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 121 (2.78%) Degree
4 49 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.48%) AWS Certification
8 17 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 11 (0.25%) ISEB
9 11 (0.25%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.18%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.092%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (0.069%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.069%) APMG
13 3 (0.069%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.069%) RHCE
13 3 (0.069%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (4.50%) QA
2 55 (1.26%) GCP
3 34 (0.78%) SLA
4 28 (0.64%) GDPR
5 20 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.37%) WCAG
7 15 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.30%) PSD2
9 9 (0.21%) MiFID
10 7 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.16%) EMIR
10 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.14%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.11%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.11%) PMO
13 3 (0.069%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.069%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,208 (27.74%) Docker
2 62 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
3 50 (1.15%) HDFS
4 46 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 26 (0.60%) Active Directory
6 23 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (0.28%) etcd
8 8 (0.18%) flannel
9 7 (0.16%) vSphere
10 6 (0.14%) Xen
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.069%) QEMU
12 3 (0.069%) Varnish
12 3 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.069%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.046%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.046%) Ceph
13 2 (0.046%) Gluster
13 2 (0.046%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.046%) iptables
Systems Management
1 481 (11.04%) Kubernetes
2 366 (8.40%) Puppet
3 318 (7.30%) Terraform
4 305 (7.00%) Ansible
5 165 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
6 92 (2.11%) Kibana
7 91 (2.09%) Grafana
8 82 (1.88%) logstash
9 69 (1.58%) Mesos
10 49 (1.13%) Consul
11 43 (0.99%) HAProxy
12 42 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
13 31 (0.71%) Marathon
13 31 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
14 30 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
15 22 (0.51%) ZABBIX
16 20 (0.46%) Prometheus
17 19 (0.44%) Nagios
18 18 (0.41%) Packer
19 16 (0.37%) Graylog
Vendors
1 223 (5.12%) Microsoft
2 219 (5.03%) Oracle
3 174 (4.00%) Google
4 85 (1.95%) Atlassian
5 65 (1.49%) MuleSoft
6 60 (1.38%) Splunk
7 59 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 55 (1.26%) IBM
9 52 (1.19%) Adobe
10 51 (1.17%) AppDynamics
11 44 (1.01%) New Relic
12 34 (0.78%) SAP
13 32 (0.73%) Hortonworks
14 29 (0.67%) TIBCO
15 27 (0.62%) Apigee
15 27 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
16 26 (0.60%) VMware
17 25 (0.57%) hybris
18 24 (0.55%) PagerDuty
19 21 (0.48%) Xamarin