Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 34 40
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6 +35
Contract jobs citing Microservices 1,838 4,305 5,161
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.56% 5.56% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.56% 6.40% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 3,227 3,945
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £400 £406 £398
90th Percentile £713 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% -24.35% +35.29%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% -

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 24,303 67,218 82,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.69% 86.80% 87.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,605 44,669 55,126
Median daily rate £475 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
% change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 2,034 2,178
Median hourly rate £34.95 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.63% +14.29% -10.64%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.81 £11.27
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £21.11
% change year-on-year +47.37% +12.51% -11.12%

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 30 October 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
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 30 October 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 +3 1,259 £550 - 456
North of England -1 198 £500 +5.26% 203
South East +18 111 £475 -5.00% 147
Midlands +3 92 £468 -1.06% 106
North West +6 90 £495 +4.21% 136
East of England +39 89 £500 +5.26% 53
Yorkshire -4 79 £500 +5.26% 41
West Midlands -1 61 £450 -5.26% 56
South West -13 46 £488 +2.63% 52
East Midlands +15 31 £476 +15.39% 50
North East +1 29 £500 +11.11% 26
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1,026 (55.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,023 (55.66%) Java
3 835 (45.43%) AWS
4 619 (33.68%) Kubernetes
5 614 (33.41%) Azure
6 601 (32.70%) Docker
7 589 (32.05%) DevOps
8 471 (25.63%) Spring
9 439 (23.88%) Finance
10 433 (23.56%) TDD
11 423 (23.01%) Jenkins
12 379 (20.62%) Python
13 367 (19.97%) SQL
14 362 (19.70%) Web Services
15 351 (19.10%) Git (software)
15 351 (19.10%) Java 8
16 345 (18.77%) JavaScript
17 341 (18.55%) Spring Boot
18 310 (16.87%) Software Engineering
19 308 (16.76%) .NET
20 305 (16.59%) BDD
21 304 (16.54%) REST
22 300 (16.32%) Banking
23 296 (16.10%) C#
24 290 (15.78%) Test Automation
25 279 (15.18%) AngularJS
26 263 (14.31%) Scrum
27 253 (13.76%) GCP
28 248 (13.49%) Linux
29 247 (13.44%) Security Cleared

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
1 110 (5.98%) Apache
2 109 (5.93%) Confluence
3 58 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (2.50%) Apache Spark
5 37 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 35 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
7 33 (1.80%) JBoss
8 30 (1.63%) Red Hat Fuse
9 27 (1.47%) Mule
10 25 (1.36%) SharePoint
11 15 (0.82%) Apache Solr
11 15 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.76%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.71%) nginx
14 9 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.44%) CMS
16 7 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
17 6 (0.33%) Headless CMS
17 6 (0.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 20 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.16%) Adobe XD
3 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.054%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.054%) Blender
5 1 (0.054%) Maya
5 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (0.65%) SAP FI-CA
2 10 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.054%) Magento
6 1 (0.054%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.054%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.054%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.054%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 835 (45.43%) AWS
2 614 (33.41%) Azure
3 253 (13.76%) GCP
4 179 (9.74%) Serverless
5 140 (7.62%) AWS Lambda
6 118 (6.42%) Amazon ECS
7 97 (5.28%) Apigee
8 77 (4.19%) GitHub
9 66 (3.59%) Amazon EKS
9 66 (3.59%) OpenShift
10 65 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
11 64 (3.48%) PaaS
12 58 (3.16%) SaaS
13 56 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
14 51 (2.77%) Amazon S3
15 50 (2.72%) IaaS
16 38 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 33 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
18 27 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 23 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.34%) HTTP
2 30 (1.63%) Firewall
3 23 (1.25%) SSL
4 22 (1.20%) DNS
5 18 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
6 16 (0.87%) VPN
7 14 (0.76%) Internet
7 14 (0.76%) SNMP
7 14 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.76%) VLAN
8 11 (0.60%) Skype
9 10 (0.54%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.54%) WAN
10 9 (0.49%) Network Security
11 7 (0.38%) DHCP
11 7 (0.38%) VoIP
12 6 (0.33%) MPLS
12 6 (0.33%) PBX
12 6 (0.33%) SSH
12 6 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 190 (10.34%) MySQL
2 190 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
3 186 (10.12%) MongoDB
4 148 (8.05%) NoSQL
5 101 (5.50%) Relational Database
6 79 (4.30%) Amazon Redshift
7 70 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (3.10%) Big Data
9 52 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
9 52 (2.83%) Hadoop
10 43 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 41 (2.23%) Oracle Database
12 36 (1.96%) RDBMS
13 33 (1.80%) Cosmos DB
14 31 (1.69%) Redis
15 27 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
16 26 (1.41%) Amazon Aurora
17 24 (1.31%) Data Lake
18 20 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 423 (23.01%) Jenkins
2 351 (19.10%) Git (software)
3 211 (11.48%) JIRA
4 181 (9.85%) GitLab
5 146 (7.94%) Maven
6 119 (6.47%) Cucumber
7 96 (5.22%) Artifactory
8 88 (4.79%) Mockito
9 85 (4.62%) JUnit
10 82 (4.46%) Selenium
11 51 (2.77%) Gradle
12 44 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 36 (1.96%) SonarQube
13 36 (1.96%) Subversion
14 30 (1.63%) TeamCity
15 28 (1.52%) JMeter
16 27 (1.47%) gulp
16 27 (1.47%) Jasmine
16 27 (1.47%) SoapUI
17 26 (1.41%) Postman
General
1 439 (23.88%) Finance
2 300 (16.32%) Banking
3 176 (9.58%) Public Sector
4 117 (6.37%) Front Office
5 51 (2.77%) Back Office
6 36 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.41%) Retail
8 25 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.20%) Marketing
10 17 (0.92%) Electronics
11 15 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.71%) Games
13 7 (0.38%) Advertising
13 7 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.33%) Law
15 5 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.22%) Legal
16 4 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 979 (53.26%) Developer
2 527 (28.67%) Java Developer
3 284 (15.45%) Architect
4 153 (8.32%) AWS Developer
4 153 (8.32%) Senior Developer
5 151 (8.22%) AWS Engineer
6 143 (7.78%) Software Engineer
7 123 (6.69%) Java Engineer
8 121 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
9 103 (5.60%) .NET Developer
10 98 (5.33%) AWS Software Engineer
11 97 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
11 97 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
12 86 (4.68%) Senior Java Developer
13 82 (4.46%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 71 (3.86%) Java Software Engineer
15 64 (3.48%) SQL Developer
16 63 (3.43%) Java Software Developer
17 56 (3.05%) AWS Architect
18 54 (2.94%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (25.63%) Spring
2 362 (19.70%) Web Services
3 341 (18.55%) Spring Boot
4 308 (16.76%) .NET
5 304 (16.54%) REST
6 279 (15.18%) AngularJS
7 240 (13.06%) React
8 214 (11.64%) Kafka
9 208 (11.32%) Node.js
10 201 (10.94%) RESTful
11 170 (9.25%) .NET Core
12 156 (8.49%) HTML
13 127 (6.91%) JSON
14 113 (6.15%) gRPC
15 110 (5.98%) SOAP
15 110 (5.98%) Swagger
16 109 (5.93%) CSS
17 100 (5.44%) XML
18 88 (4.79%) HTML5
18 88 (4.79%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.73%) Greenfield Project
2 139 (7.56%) Hedge funds
3 85 (4.62%) Fixed Income
4 84 (4.57%) Derivative
5 69 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 65 (3.54%) Equities
7 60 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (3.05%) Mobile App
9 55 (2.99%) Cloud Native
10 46 (2.50%) Public Cloud
11 45 (2.45%) User Experience
12 31 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 19 (1.03%) Data Structures
16 17 (0.92%) Management Information System
16 17 (0.92%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.87%) Clustering
18 15 (0.82%) Credit Risk
18 15 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 248 (13.49%) Linux
2 147 (8.00%) Unix
3 85 (4.62%) Windows
4 65 (3.54%) Mac OS X
5 30 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.41%) Android
7 24 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.25%) Windows Server
9 22 (1.20%) CentOS
10 14 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.54%) Debian
12 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.22%) AIX
13 4 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.11%) Fedora
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.054%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.054%) Solaris
15 1 (0.054%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,026 (55.82%) Agile Software Development
2 589 (32.05%) DevOps
3 433 (23.56%) TDD
4 310 (16.87%) Software Engineering
5 305 (16.59%) BDD
6 290 (15.78%) Test Automation
7 263 (14.31%) Scrum
8 219 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
9 167 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 159 (8.65%) Asset Management
11 158 (8.60%) Open Source
12 151 (8.22%) Investment Management
13 143 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
14 140 (7.62%) Pair Programming
15 135 (7.34%) OO
16 129 (7.02%) Migration
17 117 (6.37%) Infrastructure as Code
18 111 (6.04%) Mentoring
19 110 (5.98%) Continuous Deployment
20 109 (5.93%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,023 (55.66%) Java
2 379 (20.62%) Python
3 367 (19.97%) SQL
4 351 (19.10%) Java 8
5 345 (18.77%) JavaScript
6 296 (16.10%) C#
7 112 (6.09%) Scala
8 87 (4.73%) Kotlin
9 81 (4.41%) Bash Shell
10 76 (4.13%) TypeScript
11 74 (4.03%) Go
12 47 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 44 (2.39%) PL/SQL
14 40 (2.18%) C++
15 31 (1.69%) PHP
15 31 (1.69%) Ruby
16 27 (1.47%) Perl
17 25 (1.36%) T-SQL
18 23 (1.25%) Shell Script
19 17 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 247 (13.44%) Security Cleared
2 186 (10.12%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.94%) Degree
4 37 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (1.69%) Sun Certification
6 29 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.14%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.14%) Master's Degree
9 19 (1.03%) ISEB
9 19 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 16 (0.87%) DBS Check
11 15 (0.82%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.38%) OCPJP
14 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.11%) Novell Certification
15 1 (0.054%) CISSP
15 1 (0.054%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 1 (0.054%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.54%) QA
2 18 (0.98%) GDPR
3 10 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.38%) WCAG
6 6 (0.33%) COBIT
7 4 (0.22%) MiFID
7 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.22%) SLA
8 3 (0.16%) Basel III
8 3 (0.16%) NIST
8 3 (0.16%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.11%) NCSC
9 2 (0.11%) PSD2
10 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.054%) HL7
10 1 (0.054%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.054%) RMADS
System Software
1 601 (32.70%) Docker
2 32 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.03%) HDFS
4 15 (0.82%) vSphere
5 14 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.27%) LXC
6 5 (0.27%) Postfix
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.11%) zsh
8 1 (0.054%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 619 (33.68%) Kubernetes
2 220 (11.97%) Terraform
3 132 (7.18%) Ansible
4 84 (4.57%) Prometheus
5 53 (2.88%) Grafana
6 42 (2.29%) Puppet
7 38 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (1.47%) Kibana
9 22 (1.20%) Packer
10 18 (0.98%) Istio
11 15 (0.82%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.60%) Rancher
13 10 (0.54%) Consul
13 10 (0.54%) logstash
13 10 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.44%) Zipkin
15 7 (0.38%) Salt
16 6 (0.33%) Fluentd
16 6 (0.33%) PingFederate
17 5 (0.27%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 208 (11.32%) Oracle
2 174 (9.47%) Google
3 122 (6.64%) Microsoft
4 83 (4.52%) MuleSoft
5 63 (3.43%) Splunk
6 57 (3.10%) SAP
7 36 (1.96%) AppDynamics
7 36 (1.96%) Atlassian
8 32 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 30 (1.63%) Sybase
11 26 (1.41%) webMethods
12 23 (1.25%) Dell
13 19 (1.03%) Databricks
13 19 (1.03%) VMware
14 14 (0.76%) EMC
15 12 (0.65%) IBM
16 11 (0.60%) Axway
16 11 (0.60%) Cloudera
16 11 (0.60%) TIBCO