Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 74 190
Rank change year-on-year +31 +116 +275
Contract jobs citing Microservices 4,991 2,847 1,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.30% 3.15% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.15% 3.66% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,777 2,189 1,074
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £400 £381 £363
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
England median hourly rate £57.50 £43.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -20.45% -
10th Percentile £36.45 £41.25 £46.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £43.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -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 81,220 77,719 83,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.23% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,167 51,884 55,741
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,202 1,867 2,203
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +30 3,071 £550 +4.76% 780
North of England +49 618 £450 -5.26% 169
South East +26 589 £475 - 173
Yorkshire +32 347 £438 -7.89% 52
Midlands +46 332 £470 -6.00% 99
West Midlands +68 236 £475 -5.00% 55
South West +52 209 £460 +8.24% 67
North West +43 197 £450 -14.29% 98
East of England +24 176 £514 +2.75% 44
East Midlands +10 96 £450 -8.63% 44
North East +38 77 £468 -12.62% 19
South Coast - 1 - -
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 3,117 (62.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2,859 (57.28%) Java
3 1,848 (37.03%) TDD
4 1,504 (30.13%) Docker
5 1,450 (29.05%) Spring
6 1,445 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
7 1,425 (28.55%) JavaScript
8 1,396 (27.97%) DevOps
9 1,190 (23.84%) Java 8
10 1,151 (23.06%) Git (software)
11 1,108 (22.20%) Spring Boot
12 1,075 (21.54%) REST
13 1,073 (21.50%) Jenkins
14 931 (18.65%) BDD
15 911 (18.25%) RESTful
16 901 (18.05%) .NET
17 880 (17.63%) Scrum
18 866 (17.35%) Test Automation
19 856 (17.15%) AngularJS
20 846 (16.95%) C#
21 832 (16.67%) Node.js
22 823 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
23 821 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
24 817 (16.37%) Finance
25 754 (15.11%) SQL
26 716 (14.35%) Web Services
27 701 (14.05%) Kubernetes
28 690 (13.82%) MongoDB
29 658 (13.18%) HTML
30 646 (12.94%) React

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
1 377 (7.55%) Confluence
2 320 (6.41%) Elasticsearch
3 119 (2.38%) Apache
4 113 (2.26%) Apache Spark
5 103 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 87 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 81 (1.62%) nginx
8 66 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 64 (1.28%) WildFly
10 62 (1.24%) CMS
10 62 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 61 (1.22%) Apache Solr
12 55 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 52 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 52 (1.04%) MQSeries
14 50 (1.00%) JBoss
14 50 (1.00%) NServiceBus
15 39 (0.78%) Mule
16 22 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 18 (0.36%) EPiServer
Applications
1 13 (0.26%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.040%) InVision
5 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.020%) HipChat
5 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.020%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.16%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.10%) SAP FI-CA
3 5 (0.10%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.080%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.060%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.060%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.040%) Magento
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.040%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.020%) Endur
7 1 (0.020%) Exstream
7 1 (0.020%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.020%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.020%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,445 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 823 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 193 (3.87%) Serverless
4 178 (3.57%) GitHub
5 167 (3.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 161 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
7 139 (2.79%) PaaS
8 129 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
9 98 (1.96%) npm
10 97 (1.94%) Amazon S3
11 95 (1.90%) SaaS
12 86 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
13 84 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
14 75 (1.50%) Slack
15 68 (1.36%) Google Analytics
16 65 (1.30%) OpenShift
17 61 (1.22%) IaaS
18 60 (1.20%) Heroku
19 57 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
20 56 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 232 (4.65%) HTTP
2 126 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 124 (2.48%) SSL
4 89 (1.78%) DNS
5 66 (1.32%) Firewall
6 63 (1.26%) FTP
7 50 (1.00%) AMQP
8 23 (0.46%) VPN
9 22 (0.44%) Internet
10 19 (0.38%) Kerberos
11 17 (0.34%) DHCP
11 17 (0.34%) SMS
12 14 (0.28%) IPsec
12 14 (0.28%) SSH
13 13 (0.26%) Skype
14 11 (0.22%) SMTP
15 10 (0.20%) MPLS
15 10 (0.20%) WAN
16 9 (0.18%) Ethernet
16 9 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 690 (13.82%) MongoDB
2 633 (12.68%) NoSQL
3 410 (8.21%) SQL Server
4 392 (7.85%) PostgreSQL
5 355 (7.11%) MySQL
6 330 (6.61%) Relational Database
7 271 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 221 (4.43%) Big Data
9 202 (4.05%) Hadoop
10 172 (3.45%) Redis
11 163 (3.27%) RDBMS
12 105 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 79 (1.58%) HBase
14 75 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
15 74 (1.48%) Couchbase
16 62 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
17 50 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
18 39 (0.78%) Neo4j
19 33 (0.66%) Apache Hive
20 26 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,151 (23.06%) Git (software)
2 1,073 (21.50%) Jenkins
3 616 (12.34%) Maven
4 546 (10.94%) JIRA
5 345 (6.91%) Selenium
6 330 (6.61%) Cucumber
7 289 (5.79%) JUnit
8 194 (3.89%) SonarQube
9 171 (3.43%) IntelliJ
10 164 (3.29%) Gradle
11 145 (2.91%) TeamCity
12 134 (2.68%) Mockito
13 125 (2.50%) Vagrant
14 120 (2.40%) Bitbucket
15 117 (2.34%) Subversion
16 114 (2.28%) Artifactory
16 114 (2.28%) gulp
16 114 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
17 108 (2.16%) GitLab
18 102 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 817 (16.37%) Finance
2 552 (11.06%) Banking
3 203 (4.07%) Retail
4 108 (2.16%) Front Office
5 105 (2.10%) Games
6 94 (1.88%) Marketing
7 75 (1.50%) Law
8 43 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 41 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 37 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 34 (0.68%) Publishing
12 33 (0.66%) Back Office
13 32 (0.64%) Advertising
14 31 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 24 (0.48%) Legal
16 18 (0.36%) Electronics
16 18 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.18%) Automotive
18 8 (0.16%) Billing
18 8 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3,203 (64.18%) Developer
2 1,650 (33.06%) Java Developer
3 560 (11.22%) Architect
4 495 (9.92%) Senior Developer
5 421 (8.44%) .NET Developer
6 313 (6.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 305 (6.11%) Senior Java Developer
8 250 (5.01%) C# Developer
9 225 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
10 218 (4.37%) Software Engineer
11 217 (4.35%) AWS Developer
12 203 (4.07%) React Developer
13 182 (3.65%) Angular Developer
13 182 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
14 178 (3.57%) Lead Developer
15 172 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
16 161 (3.23%) Agile Developer
17 157 (3.15%) Java Engineer
18 156 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
19 155 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,450 (29.05%) Spring
2 1,108 (22.20%) Spring Boot
3 1,075 (21.54%) REST
4 911 (18.25%) RESTful
5 901 (18.05%) .NET
6 856 (17.15%) AngularJS
7 832 (16.67%) Node.js
8 716 (14.35%) Web Services
9 658 (13.18%) HTML
10 646 (12.94%) React
11 580 (11.62%) CSS
12 553 (11.08%) Hibernate
13 456 (9.14%) Kafka
14 381 (7.63%) ASP.NET
14 381 (7.63%) HTML5
15 347 (6.95%) JSON
16 339 (6.79%) ASP.NET Web API
17 323 (6.47%) .NET Core
18 286 (5.73%) RabbitMQ
19 265 (5.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 623 (12.48%) Greenfield Project
2 286 (5.73%) Fintech
3 246 (4.93%) User Experience
4 129 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 113 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 113 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 109 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 101 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 82 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 80 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 73 (1.46%) Derivative
11 68 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
12 62 (1.24%) Data Centre
13 60 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 53 (1.06%) Cloud Native
15 49 (0.98%) Fixed Income
16 46 (0.92%) Data Structures
17 39 (0.78%) Management Information System
18 37 (0.74%) iPad
19 31 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 611 (12.24%) Linux
2 265 (5.31%) Unix
3 197 (3.95%) Windows
4 93 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 91 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 82 (1.64%) Android
7 77 (1.54%) VMS
8 61 (1.22%) CentOS
9 44 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.42%) Windows Server
11 14 (0.28%) CoreOS
12 13 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 13 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.24%) Solaris
14 8 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.12%) AIX
16 5 (0.10%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.080%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.080%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,117 (62.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,848 (37.03%) TDD
3 1,396 (27.97%) DevOps
4 931 (18.65%) BDD
5 880 (17.63%) Scrum
6 866 (17.35%) Test Automation
7 821 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
8 568 (11.38%) Software Engineering
9 524 (10.50%) MVC
10 496 (9.94%) SOA
11 475 (9.52%) Open Source
12 471 (9.44%) OO
13 440 (8.82%) E-Commerce
14 356 (7.13%) Kanban
15 333 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
16 286 (5.73%) Pair Programming
17 284 (5.69%) Mentoring
18 268 (5.37%) Domain-Driven Design
19 258 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
20 228 (4.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2,859 (57.28%) Java
2 1,425 (28.55%) JavaScript
3 1,190 (23.84%) Java 8
4 846 (16.95%) C#
5 754 (15.11%) SQL
6 614 (12.30%) Python
7 380 (7.61%) Scala
8 207 (4.15%) Ruby
9 183 (3.67%) Go
9 183 (3.67%) Groovy
10 181 (3.63%) TypeScript
11 127 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 123 (2.46%) ES6
13 113 (2.26%) PHP
14 105 (2.10%) PL/SQL
15 104 (2.08%) Perl
16 88 (1.76%) C++
16 88 (1.76%) PowerShell
17 74 (1.48%) Java 9
18 73 (1.46%) C
Qualifications
1 296 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 249 (4.99%) SC Cleared
3 125 (2.50%) Degree
4 61 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (0.90%) AWS Certification
6 40 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 31 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 28 (0.56%) ISEB
9 25 (0.50%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (0.26%) BC Cleared
11 13 (0.26%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.20%) CITP
13 8 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (0.16%) RHCE
14 7 (0.14%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.14%) Sun Certification
15 5 (0.10%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (0.10%) CISSP
16 4 (0.080%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (4.29%) QA
2 26 (0.52%) GDPR
3 14 (0.28%) WCAG
4 12 (0.24%) PSD2
5 10 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.18%) SLA
7 8 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.14%) PMO
9 6 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.080%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.040%) MiFID
13 1 (0.020%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,504 (30.13%) Docker
2 48 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 28 (0.56%) HDFS
4 19 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 19 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.24%) etcd
6 10 (0.20%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.12%) flannel
7 6 (0.12%) NFS
7 6 (0.12%) vSphere
8 4 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.080%) Xen
9 2 (0.040%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.040%) Gluster
9 2 (0.040%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.040%) iptables
9 2 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.040%) Varnish
9 2 (0.040%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 701 (14.05%) Kubernetes
2 452 (9.06%) Terraform
3 379 (7.59%) Ansible
4 365 (7.31%) Puppet
5 170 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
6 131 (2.62%) Kibana
7 123 (2.46%) Grafana
8 74 (1.48%) logstash
9 65 (1.30%) Prometheus
10 64 (1.28%) Mesos
11 54 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
12 50 (1.00%) Packer
13 38 (0.76%) Rancher
14 31 (0.62%) Consul
15 30 (0.60%) Marathon
16 28 (0.56%) Salt
17 26 (0.52%) ZABBIX
18 24 (0.48%) Nagios
19 20 (0.40%) Uchiwa
20 19 (0.38%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 295 (5.91%) Oracle
2 261 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 242 (4.85%) Google
4 86 (1.72%) Adobe
5 81 (1.62%) Atlassian
6 78 (1.56%) IBM
7 77 (1.54%) Splunk
8 74 (1.48%) MuleSoft
9 61 (1.22%) AppDynamics
10 50 (1.00%) Apigee
11 49 (0.98%) New Relic
12 40 (0.80%) webMethods
13 37 (0.74%) hybris
13 37 (0.74%) SAP
14 36 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
14 36 (0.72%) WSO2
15 32 (0.64%) Black Duck
15 32 (0.64%) TIBCO
16 28 (0.56%) Red Hat
17 24 (0.48%) VMware