Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 40 72
Rank change year-on-year +6 +32 +111
Contract jobs citing Microservices 4,277 5,254 3,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.58% 5.59% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.46% 6.43% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,141 3,932 2,331
England median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +5.37%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £381
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.13% +31.43% -20.45%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.86% -20.45%

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 66,204 81,720 80,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.41% 86.92% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,907 54,723 53,972
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,020 2,105 1,911
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.90 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -5.36% +2.84%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.08
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.66% +2.56%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 +6 2,746 £550 - 690
North of England +11 565 £475 +5.56% 227
South East -19 365 £500 +5.26% 157
Yorkshire +4 269 £475 +5.56% 85
Midlands -3 233 £475 +1.88% 110
North West +30 224 £475 +5.56% 117
South West -6 216 £475 -5.00% 47
West Midlands -5 166 £475 +1.06% 66
East of England +6 137 £475 -9.52% 83
North East +10 71 £455 -4.21% 25
East Midlands -4 67 £413 -8.33% 44
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 2,208 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2,070 (48.40%) Java
3 1,441 (33.69%) AWS
4 1,435 (33.55%) Docker
5 1,277 (29.86%) DevOps
6 1,108 (25.91%) Azure
7 1,089 (25.46%) TDD
8 1,038 (24.27%) Kubernetes
9 1,018 (23.80%) JavaScript
10 904 (21.14%) Spring
11 825 (19.29%) .NET
12 821 (19.20%) Finance
13 777 (18.17%) SQL
14 775 (18.12%) C#
15 728 (17.02%) REST
16 725 (16.95%) Git (software)
17 719 (16.81%) Scrum
18 718 (16.79%) Python
19 717 (16.76%) Jenkins
20 689 (16.11%) Node.js
21 657 (15.36%) Web Services
22 648 (15.15%) Spring Boot
23 632 (14.78%) AngularJS
24 622 (14.54%) RESTful
25 607 (14.19%) Software Engineering
26 599 (14.01%) BDD
27 594 (13.89%) Java 8
28 564 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
29 560 (13.09%) NoSQL
30 558 (13.05%) Test Automation

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
1 250 (5.85%) Confluence
2 166 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
3 101 (2.36%) Apache Spark
4 92 (2.15%) Apache
5 65 (1.52%) nginx
6 61 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 54 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 50 (1.17%) JBoss
9 36 (0.84%) CMS
10 34 (0.79%) IIS
10 34 (0.79%) WebSphere
11 32 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 28 (0.65%) Jupyter
13 24 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 23 (0.54%) Apache Solr
15 21 (0.49%) GeoServer
16 17 (0.40%) NServiceBus
17 16 (0.37%) ArcGIS
18 15 (0.35%) OpenStack
18 15 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (0.26%) GIMP
1 11 (0.26%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.094%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.070%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.070%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.023%) Stata
Business Applications
1 34 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.77%) FINCAD Analytics
3 15 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 9 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.19%) PolarLake
6 7 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.094%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.094%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
11 2 (0.047%) Fredhopper
11 2 (0.047%) Magento
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
12 1 (0.023%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,441 (33.69%) AWS
2 1,108 (25.91%) Azure
3 383 (8.95%) Serverless
4 360 (8.42%) GCP
5 183 (4.28%) AWS Lambda
6 158 (3.69%) OpenShift
7 156 (3.65%) GitHub
7 156 (3.65%) PaaS
8 121 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
9 120 (2.81%) SaaS
10 116 (2.71%) Amazon S3
11 109 (2.55%) Amazon SQS
12 89 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
13 74 (1.73%) IaaS
14 71 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
15 61 (1.43%) Azure Functions
16 59 (1.38%) Apigee
17 58 (1.36%) Power Platform
18 52 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
19 48 (1.12%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 122 (2.85%) HTTP
2 60 (1.40%) SSL
3 57 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 44 (1.03%) FTP
5 37 (0.87%) DNS
6 36 (0.84%) Firewall
6 36 (0.84%) Internet
7 21 (0.49%) VPN
8 18 (0.42%) Network Security
9 15 (0.35%) WAN
10 14 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (0.28%) MQTT
12 11 (0.26%) DHCP
13 9 (0.21%) IPsec
14 5 (0.12%) 4G
14 5 (0.12%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.12%) SSH
15 4 (0.094%) DSL
15 4 (0.094%) Kerberos
16 3 (0.070%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (13.09%) NoSQL
2 406 (9.49%) MongoDB
3 349 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 324 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
5 278 (6.50%) MySQL
6 263 (6.15%) Relational Database
7 167 (3.90%) Big Data
8 138 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 122 (2.85%) Hadoop
10 115 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 114 (2.67%) Redis
12 107 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
13 103 (2.41%) RDBMS
14 76 (1.78%) Cosmos DB
15 62 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
16 61 (1.43%) Amazon Aurora
17 59 (1.38%) Amazon Athena
18 56 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
19 53 (1.24%) Power BI
20 51 (1.19%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 725 (16.95%) Git (software)
2 717 (16.76%) Jenkins
3 376 (8.79%) JIRA
4 261 (6.10%) Maven
5 227 (5.31%) JUnit
6 178 (4.16%) Selenium
7 154 (3.60%) Cucumber
8 141 (3.30%) Mockito
9 120 (2.81%) Gradle
10 109 (2.55%) TeamCity
11 92 (2.15%) SonarQube
12 90 (2.10%) GitLab
13 86 (2.01%) Bitbucket
14 72 (1.68%) JMeter
14 72 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
15 71 (1.66%) CircleCI
16 69 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
17 62 (1.45%) IntelliJ
17 62 (1.45%) Subversion
18 58 (1.36%) Artifactory
General
1 821 (19.20%) Finance
2 453 (10.59%) Banking
3 196 (4.58%) Public Sector
4 161 (3.76%) Front Office
5 149 (3.48%) Retail
6 90 (2.10%) Law
7 75 (1.75%) Marketing
8 70 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 51 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 38 (0.89%) Games
11 36 (0.84%) Legal
12 25 (0.58%) Publishing
13 23 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 21 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.35%) Billing
16 14 (0.33%) Advertising
16 14 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.28%) Back Office
19 11 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,460 (57.52%) Developer
2 1,087 (25.42%) Java Developer
3 489 (11.43%) Architect
4 416 (9.73%) Senior Developer
5 333 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 297 (6.94%) .NET Developer
7 257 (6.01%) Full Stack Developer
8 219 (5.12%) React Developer
9 210 (4.91%) AWS Developer
10 200 (4.68%) C# Developer
10 200 (4.68%) Senior Java Developer
11 190 (4.44%) Python Developer
12 177 (4.14%) Software Engineer
13 166 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
14 152 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
15 150 (3.51%) Java Engineer
16 128 (2.99%) Node.js Developer
17 126 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 122 (2.85%) Lead Developer
19 120 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (21.14%) Spring
2 825 (19.29%) .NET
3 728 (17.02%) REST
4 689 (16.11%) Node.js
5 657 (15.36%) Web Services
6 648 (15.15%) Spring Boot
7 632 (14.78%) AngularJS
8 622 (14.54%) RESTful
9 539 (12.60%) React
10 432 (10.10%) Kafka
11 404 (9.45%) CSS
12 385 (9.00%) HTML
13 370 (8.65%) .NET Core
14 347 (8.11%) JSON
15 228 (5.33%) J2EE
16 226 (5.28%) Hibernate
17 222 (5.19%) SOAP
18 200 (4.68%) XML
19 186 (4.35%) ASP.NET
20 185 (4.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 367 (8.58%) Greenfield Project
2 179 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
3 143 (3.34%) Cloud Native
4 129 (3.02%) User Experience
5 122 (2.85%) Derivative
6 119 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 117 (2.74%) Equities
8 116 (2.71%) Fixed Income
9 113 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 109 (2.55%) Mobile App
11 103 (2.41%) Public Cloud
12 84 (1.96%) Algorithms
13 63 (1.47%) Hedge funds
14 53 (1.24%) Virtual Team
15 45 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
16 43 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
17 39 (0.91%) Data Structures
18 38 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
19 37 (0.87%) Data Centre
20 26 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 500 (11.69%) Linux
2 169 (3.95%) Unix
3 96 (2.24%) Windows
4 82 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (1.59%) Android
6 64 (1.50%) CentOS
7 52 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 37 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 26 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 18 (0.42%) Windows Server
12 17 (0.40%) CoreOS
13 10 (0.23%) Debian
14 9 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
15 8 (0.19%) VMS
16 4 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.070%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.047%) Oracle Linux
19 1 (0.023%) AIX
19 1 (0.023%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,208 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,277 (29.86%) DevOps
3 1,089 (25.46%) TDD
4 719 (16.81%) Scrum
5 607 (14.19%) Software Engineering
6 599 (14.01%) BDD
7 564 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
8 558 (13.05%) Test Automation
9 312 (7.29%) Kanban
10 299 (6.99%) Open Source
11 273 (6.38%) SOA
12 263 (6.15%) MVC
13 251 (5.87%) Analytics
14 248 (5.80%) E-Commerce
15 246 (5.75%) Pair Programming
16 244 (5.70%) OO
17 240 (5.61%) Mentoring
18 236 (5.52%) Continuous Delivery
19 212 (4.96%) Fintech
20 209 (4.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,070 (48.40%) Java
2 1,018 (23.80%) JavaScript
3 777 (18.17%) SQL
4 775 (18.12%) C#
5 718 (16.79%) Python
6 594 (13.89%) Java 8
7 289 (6.76%) TypeScript
8 173 (4.04%) Scala
9 157 (3.67%) Go
10 114 (2.67%) Ruby
11 111 (2.60%) ES6
12 100 (2.34%) R
13 96 (2.24%) Bash Shell
13 96 (2.24%) Shell Script
14 89 (2.08%) Kotlin
15 75 (1.75%) Groovy
16 74 (1.73%) PHP
17 70 (1.64%) C++
18 60 (1.40%) PowerShell
19 47 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 332 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 232 (5.42%) SC Cleared
3 148 (3.46%) Degree
4 45 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 38 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 30 (0.70%) PhD
8 29 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 16 (0.37%) ISEB
11 12 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
12 10 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.23%) OCPJP
13 9 (0.21%) Sun Certification
14 8 (0.19%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.16%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.16%) SANS
16 5 (0.12%) CISSP
17 3 (0.070%) PMI Certification
17 3 (0.070%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (3.37%) QA
2 25 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.54%) WCAG
4 14 (0.33%) GDPR
5 11 (0.26%) PSD2
6 10 (0.23%) MiFID
7 8 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.16%) GxP
8 7 (0.16%) NIST
8 7 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.14%) EMIR
9 6 (0.14%) PMO
10 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.070%) SLA
12 2 (0.047%) COBIT
12 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.047%) SEPA
13 1 (0.023%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.023%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,435 (33.55%) Docker
2 37 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 37 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
3 30 (0.70%) Postfix
4 18 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.40%) LXC
5 17 (0.40%) NFS
6 12 (0.28%) Gluster
6 12 (0.28%) GlusterFS
7 8 (0.19%) vSphere
8 7 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.14%) OpenAM
9 6 (0.14%) OpenDJ
10 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.12%) XenApp
10 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.094%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 1,038 (24.27%) Kubernetes
2 423 (9.89%) Terraform
3 380 (8.88%) Ansible
4 212 (4.96%) Puppet
5 159 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (2.10%) Grafana
7 60 (1.40%) Kibana
8 55 (1.29%) Prometheus
9 53 (1.24%) Consul
9 53 (1.24%) Packer
10 30 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
11 25 (0.58%) Nagios
11 25 (0.58%) Rancher
12 18 (0.42%) logstash
13 17 (0.40%) Graphite
14 16 (0.37%) Mesos
14 16 (0.37%) ZABBIX
15 14 (0.33%) MIIS
15 14 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
16 13 (0.30%) Istio
Vendors
1 291 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 276 (6.45%) Google
3 248 (5.80%) Oracle
4 86 (2.01%) Red Hat
5 70 (1.64%) MuleSoft
6 59 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (1.15%) Sybase
8 48 (1.12%) IBM
9 43 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 42 (0.98%) Tableau
10 42 (0.98%) VMware
11 41 (0.96%) Splunk
12 33 (0.77%) SAP
13 25 (0.58%) Dell
14 24 (0.56%) Adobe
14 24 (0.56%) hybris
14 24 (0.56%) Veracode
15 22 (0.51%) Databricks
16 18 (0.42%) WSO2
17 17 (0.40%) SaltStack