Period
to 15 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 163 423
Rank change year-on-year +96 +260 +346
Contract jobs citing Microservices 3170 1570 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.34% 1.64% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 1.95% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2440 1161 371
England median daily rate £513 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £394 £363 £369
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £476 £475
% change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.20% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 -
% change year-on-year -12.20% - -

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 80415 80552 85265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.19% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54268 53631 56306
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 2139 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 December 2017.

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
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 December 2017. 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 +66 2005 £525 +5.00% 351
South East +136 471 £483 +4.32% 44
North of England +64 343 £450 -2.70% 63
Yorkshire +64 214 £475 +3.26% 21
Midlands +72 141 £500 -9.09% 22
North West +50 121 £475 +5.56% 41
East of England +66 116 £500 +11.11% 19
South West +27 99 £434 -0.86% 29
East Midlands +45 83 £500 -9.09% 11
West Midlands +30 57 £500 +17.65% 10
North East +27 41 £500 +5.26% 1
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 2071 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2032 (64.10%) Java
3 1366 (43.09%) TDD
4 979 (30.88%) Spring
5 944 (29.78%) Docker
6 920 (29.02%) DevOps
7 892 (28.14%) Amazon AWS
8 874 (27.57%) BDD
9 859 (27.10%) REST
10 776 (24.48%) Git (software)
11 772 (24.35%) Scrum
12 733 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
13 728 (22.97%) JavaScript
14 714 (22.52%) RESTful
15 682 (21.51%) Jenkins
16 614 (19.37%) NoSQL
17 608 (19.18%) Web Services
18 603 (19.02%) Node.js
19 594 (18.74%) Linux
20 590 (18.61%) Spring Boot
21 468 (14.76%) JIRA
22 461 (14.54%) SQL
23 446 (14.07%) MongoDB
24 439 (13.85%) Open Source
25 438 (13.82%) .NET
26 436 (13.75%) Finance
27 432 (13.63%) Software Engineering
28 422 (13.31%) Test Automation
29 421 (13.28%) SOA
30 415 (13.09%) C#

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
1 375 (11.83%) Confluence
2 224 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
3 172 (5.43%) Apache Spark
4 133 (4.20%) Apache
5 98 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 94 (2.97%) JBoss
7 92 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
8 91 (2.87%) Apache Solr
9 78 (2.46%) WebLogic
10 76 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 68 (2.15%) WildFly
12 67 (2.11%) nginx
13 48 (1.51%) CMS
14 42 (1.32%) WebSphere
15 41 (1.29%) OpenStack
16 29 (0.91%) Mule
17 22 (0.69%) IIS
18 21 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
19 20 (0.63%) Jetty
20 17 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (0.22%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.032%) HipChat
4 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.28%) Magento
4 7 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.032%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 892 (28.14%) Amazon AWS
2 400 (12.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (4.95%) GitHub
4 148 (4.67%) PaaS
5 104 (3.28%) Slack
6 98 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
7 94 (2.97%) Serverless
8 79 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 69 (2.18%) Amazon S3
10 67 (2.11%) IaaS
11 59 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
12 58 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
13 54 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
14 53 (1.67%) OpenShift
15 52 (1.64%) SaaS
16 39 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
17 34 (1.07%) Heroku
18 29 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 28 (0.88%) npm
20 24 (0.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 136 (4.29%) HTTP
2 74 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 65 (2.05%) SSL
4 62 (1.96%) Kerberos
5 41 (1.29%) Internet
6 40 (1.26%) Firewall
7 28 (0.88%) DNS
8 19 (0.60%) DSL
9 17 (0.54%) FTP
10 13 (0.41%) SMTP
11 11 (0.35%) AMQP
11 11 (0.35%) BIG-IP
12 10 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (0.28%) SSH
14 8 (0.25%) Intranet
15 7 (0.22%) LAN
15 7 (0.22%) WAN
16 6 (0.19%) HTTPS
17 5 (0.16%) Extranet
17 5 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (19.37%) NoSQL
2 446 (14.07%) MongoDB
3 406 (12.81%) PostgreSQL
4 309 (9.75%) MySQL
5 252 (7.95%) Relational Database
6 237 (7.48%) Hadoop
7 219 (6.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 217 (6.85%) Big Data
9 189 (5.96%) SQL Server
10 153 (4.83%) HBase
11 143 (4.51%) RDBMS
12 87 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 67 (2.11%) Redis
14 42 (1.32%) Neo4j
15 30 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
16 26 (0.82%) DB2
16 26 (0.82%) Endeca
17 25 (0.79%) Oracle Database
18 23 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
19 22 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 776 (24.48%) Git (software)
2 682 (21.51%) Jenkins
3 468 (14.76%) JIRA
4 355 (11.20%) Maven
5 319 (10.06%) JUnit
6 247 (7.79%) Cucumber
7 209 (6.59%) Mockito
8 171 (5.39%) IntelliJ
9 158 (4.98%) Selenium
10 140 (4.42%) TeamCity
11 129 (4.07%) SonarQube
12 122 (3.85%) Gradle
13 93 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
14 80 (2.52%) Vagrant
15 76 (2.40%) Checkstyle
16 75 (2.37%) Jasmine
17 60 (1.89%) Eclipse
17 60 (1.89%) Visual Studio
18 59 (1.86%) Grunt
19 58 (1.83%) Liquibase
General
1 436 (13.75%) Finance
2 301 (9.50%) Banking
3 134 (4.23%) Retail
4 92 (2.90%) Marketing
5 75 (2.37%) Games
6 55 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 49 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.39%) Law
9 42 (1.32%) Front Office
10 40 (1.26%) Publishing
11 35 (1.10%) Advertising
12 34 (1.07%) Electronics
12 34 (1.07%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.73%) Retail Banking
14 22 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.32%) Billing
16 8 (0.25%) Automotive
17 6 (0.19%) Back Office
18 3 (0.095%) Legal
19 2 (0.063%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1962 (61.89%) Developer
2 1110 (35.02%) Java Developer
3 410 (12.93%) Architect
4 365 (11.51%) Senior Developer
5 234 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 233 (7.35%) .NET Developer
7 230 (7.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 177 (5.58%) Full Stack Developer
9 171 (5.39%) Scala Developer
10 161 (5.08%) Agile Developer
11 150 (4.73%) C# Developer
12 140 (4.42%) Software Engineer
13 137 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
14 136 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
15 119 (3.75%) Agile Java Developer
16 111 (3.50%) Java Engineer
17 104 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
18 101 (3.19%) AWS Developer
19 93 (2.93%) AWS Engineer
20 74 (2.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 979 (30.88%) Spring
2 859 (27.10%) REST
3 714 (22.52%) RESTful
4 608 (19.18%) Web Services
5 603 (19.02%) Node.js
6 590 (18.61%) Spring Boot
7 438 (13.82%) .NET
8 413 (13.03%) AngularJS
9 374 (11.80%) HTML
10 363 (11.45%) Hibernate
11 360 (11.36%) Kafka
12 344 (10.85%) CSS
13 306 (9.65%) React
14 257 (8.11%) JSON
15 241 (7.60%) HTML5
16 239 (7.54%) J2EE
17 216 (6.81%) SOAP
18 210 (6.62%) ASP.NET
19 188 (5.93%) XML
20 180 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 195 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
2 130 (4.10%) User Experience
3 128 (4.04%) Fintech
4 84 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
5 83 (2.62%) Algorithms
5 83 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 81 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 64 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 62 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 50 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 48 (1.51%) Cloud Native
11 44 (1.39%) Blog
12 39 (1.23%) Clustering
13 37 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.07%) iPad
15 29 (0.91%) Derivative
16 26 (0.82%) Social Media
17 22 (0.69%) Online Banking
18 20 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 594 (18.74%) Linux
2 258 (8.14%) Unix
3 111 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 109 (3.44%) Windows
5 63 (1.99%) VMS
6 36 (1.14%) Android
7 35 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.47%) CentOS
9 14 (0.44%) Solaris
10 13 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.28%) AIX
11 9 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.28%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.22%) HPUX
13 5 (0.16%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.13%) Fedora
14 4 (0.13%) SUSE
15 3 (0.095%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.095%) Debian
15 3 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2071 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1366 (43.09%) TDD
3 920 (29.02%) DevOps
4 874 (27.57%) BDD
5 772 (24.35%) Scrum
6 733 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
7 439 (13.85%) Open Source
8 432 (13.63%) Software Engineering
9 422 (13.31%) Test Automation
10 421 (13.28%) SOA
11 379 (11.96%) MVC
12 349 (11.01%) Kanban
13 323 (10.19%) E-Commerce
14 302 (9.53%) Continuous Delivery
15 284 (8.96%) OO
16 259 (8.17%) Pair Programming
17 243 (7.67%) Domain-Driven Design
18 241 (7.60%) Mentoring
19 234 (7.38%) Configuration Management
20 205 (6.47%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2032 (64.10%) Java
2 728 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 461 (14.54%) SQL
4 415 (13.09%) C#
5 384 (12.11%) Python
6 364 (11.48%) Scala
7 174 (5.49%) Ruby
8 152 (4.79%) Bash Shell
9 126 (3.97%) Groovy
10 88 (2.78%) Go
11 68 (2.15%) PHP
12 64 (2.02%) ES6
12 64 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 59 (1.86%) JPQL
14 51 (1.61%) Perl
15 46 (1.45%) PowerShell
16 44 (1.39%) T-SQL
17 38 (1.20%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.20%) TypeScript
18 28 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 276 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 217 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 91 (2.87%) Degree
4 37 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.22%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.22%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.16%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.13%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.13%) CISA
10 4 (0.13%) CISM
11 3 (0.095%) APMG
11 3 (0.095%) CCSP
11 3 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.095%) CISSP
12 2 (0.063%) ISEB
12 2 (0.063%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.063%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (6.40%) QA
2 10 (0.32%) MiFID
2 10 (0.32%) WCAG
3 8 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.19%) GCP
5 5 (0.16%) GDPR
5 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.13%) EMIR
6 4 (0.13%) PSD2
7 3 (0.095%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.063%) RosettaNet
8 2 (0.063%) SLA
9 1 (0.032%) COBIT
9 1 (0.032%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.032%) PMO
System Software
1 944 (29.78%) Docker
2 79 (2.49%) HDFS
3 51 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 34 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (0.79%) Active Directory
6 19 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.38%) Xen
8 9 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.22%) vSphere
10 5 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.063%) Varnish
11 2 (0.063%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.032%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.032%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.032%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 381 (12.02%) Puppet
2 358 (11.29%) Ansible
3 339 (10.69%) Kubernetes
4 197 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
4 197 (6.21%) Terraform
5 122 (3.85%) Kibana
6 97 (3.06%) Grafana
6 97 (3.06%) logstash
7 39 (1.23%) Mesos
8 22 (0.69%) HAProxy
9 20 (0.63%) Consul
10 19 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
11 18 (0.57%) Rancher
12 16 (0.50%) Nagios
12 16 (0.50%) Prometheus
12 16 (0.50%) Salt
13 14 (0.44%) Nessus
14 12 (0.38%) Graphite
15 11 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
15 11 (0.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 234 (7.38%) Oracle
2 132 (4.16%) Microsoft
3 120 (3.79%) Splunk
4 100 (3.15%) Google
5 97 (3.06%) IBM
6 88 (2.78%) AppDynamics
7 77 (2.43%) Red Hat
8 68 (2.15%) MuleSoft
9 55 (1.74%) SAP
10 41 (1.29%) WSO2
11 38 (1.20%) VMware
12 37 (1.17%) ATG
12 37 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 32 (1.01%) New Relic
14 30 (0.95%) webMethods
15 27 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
16 26 (0.82%) Adobe
17 24 (0.76%) Sitecore
18 23 (0.73%) Apigee
19 20 (0.63%) TIBCO