Period
to 17 May 2021

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 17 May 2021 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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 38 37
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 +17
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,800 2,376 4,814
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.18% 5.31% 5.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.05% 6.20% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,096 1,804 3,672
10th Percentile £413 £413 £408
25th Percentile £463 £465 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £619 £625 £613
90th Percentile £679 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 5
10th Percentile " £57.60 £20.95
25th Percentile £44.00 £59.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate £65.00 £62.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.84% +77.14% -
75th Percentile £68.00 £66.25 £61.25
90th Percentile £73.45 £69.50 £65.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £62.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.42% +77.14% -

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 39,699 38,351 73,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.64% 85.74% 87.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,315 25,862 50,173
10th Percentile £310 £300 £306
25th Percentile £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £678 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,236 1,109 1,789
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.37 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% +5.81%
75th Percentile £46.00 £45.00 £44.50
90th Percentile £58.60 £53.75 £51.09
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.29 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -0.96% +9.22%

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 17 May 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microservices in England over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021. 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 +2 1,877 £550 -1.79% 761
North of England +14 204 £500 - 255
South East +30 195 £475 - 199
South West +29 153 £500 - 82
North West +22 103 £500 +0.50% 168
Midlands -2 102 £430 -4.44% 123
East of England +4 93 £525 +2.44% 80
North East +20 55 £509 +1.75% 27
West Midlands -21 51 £429 -4.67% 62
East Midlands +22 48 £425 -5.56% 61
Yorkshire -10 46 £525 +4.95% 60
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 1,440 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,355 (48.39%) Java
3 972 (34.71%) AWS
4 931 (33.25%) Azure
5 911 (32.54%) Kubernetes
6 890 (31.79%) Docker
7 836 (29.86%) DevOps
8 718 (25.64%) Spring
9 635 (22.68%) TDD
10 578 (20.64%) Finance
11 544 (19.43%) Jenkins
12 543 (19.39%) SQL
13 541 (19.32%) JavaScript
14 530 (18.93%) Git (software)
15 514 (18.36%) Spring Boot
16 512 (18.29%) .NET
17 494 (17.64%) Python
18 480 (17.14%) Software Engineering
19 433 (15.46%) C#
20 432 (15.43%) REST
21 427 (15.25%) Scrum
22 413 (14.75%) Kafka
23 401 (14.32%) Node.js
24 378 (13.50%) Java 8
25 370 (13.21%) React
26 363 (12.96%) Test Automation
27 358 (12.79%) BDD
27 358 (12.79%) Social Skills
28 344 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
29 343 (12.25%) Banking

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
1 120 (4.29%) Confluence
2 105 (3.75%) Apache
3 71 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
4 55 (1.96%) Apache Spark
5 54 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 50 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 50 (1.79%) JBoss
7 38 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 33 (1.18%) Red Hat Fuse
9 31 (1.11%) nginx
10 28 (1.00%) Mule
11 26 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 23 (0.82%) OpenStack
12 23 (0.82%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.79%) Camunda
14 21 (0.75%) CMS
15 17 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
16 13 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.43%) Jetty
17 12 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.071%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.071%) Sketch
4 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.036%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.036%) Blender
4 1 (0.036%) Maya
4 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.11%) Summit
4 2 (0.071%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.071%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.071%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.071%) Loan IQ
4 2 (0.071%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.071%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (0.071%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.071%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.071%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.036%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.036%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 972 (34.71%) AWS
2 931 (33.25%) Azure
3 338 (12.07%) Serverless
4 336 (12.00%) GCP
5 198 (7.07%) PaaS
6 192 (6.86%) AWS Lambda
7 163 (5.82%) SaaS
8 156 (5.57%) OpenShift
9 128 (4.57%) GitHub
10 110 (3.93%) IaaS
11 90 (3.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 83 (2.96%) Azure Service Bus
13 82 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 77 (2.75%) Azure Functions
15 75 (2.68%) Amazon EKS
16 73 (2.61%) Azure Logic Apps
17 66 (2.36%) Amazon S3
18 63 (2.25%) Azure Storage
19 53 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
20 52 (1.86%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.29%) HTTP
2 27 (0.96%) SSL
3 21 (0.75%) Firewall
4 20 (0.71%) DNS
5 17 (0.61%) LAN
6 14 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.46%) Internet
7 13 (0.46%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.46%) Unified Communications
7 13 (0.46%) WAN
8 11 (0.39%) VPN
9 10 (0.36%) Wireless
10 7 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.25%) IPsec
10 7 (0.25%) VoIP
10 7 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.21%) DHCP
11 6 (0.21%) SD-WAN
11 6 (0.21%) Skype
12 5 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (9.00%) NoSQL
2 231 (8.25%) MongoDB
3 195 (6.96%) SQL Server
4 186 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
5 130 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 121 (4.32%) MySQL
7 114 (4.07%) Big Data
8 101 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 78 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 63 (2.25%) Redis
11 57 (2.04%) Hadoop
12 44 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 43 (1.54%) RDBMS
14 40 (1.43%) BigQuery
15 35 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (0.89%) Hazelcast
17 24 (0.86%) Oracle Database
18 21 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
19 19 (0.68%) Apache Hive
19 19 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 544 (19.43%) Jenkins
2 530 (18.93%) Git (software)
3 254 (9.07%) Maven
4 234 (8.36%) JIRA
5 142 (5.07%) Cucumber
6 112 (4.00%) JUnit
7 100 (3.57%) GitLab
8 87 (3.11%) Gradle
9 82 (2.93%) Selenium
10 67 (2.39%) SonarQube
11 64 (2.29%) Subversion
12 60 (2.14%) Mockito
13 59 (2.11%) Bitbucket
14 55 (1.96%) TeamCity
15 48 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 46 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
17 39 (1.39%) Postman
18 30 (1.07%) Artifactory
19 29 (1.04%) CircleCI
20 26 (0.93%) JMeter
General
1 578 (20.64%) Finance
2 358 (12.79%) Social Skills
3 343 (12.25%) Banking
4 170 (6.07%) Public Sector
5 99 (3.54%) Front Office
6 94 (3.36%) Retail
7 79 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 77 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
9 74 (2.64%) Investment Banking
10 73 (2.61%) Marketing
11 52 (1.86%) Manufacturing
12 50 (1.79%) Influencing Skills
13 46 (1.64%) Electronics
14 32 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
15 24 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
16 21 (0.75%) Games
17 15 (0.54%) Back Office
18 14 (0.50%) Law
19 10 (0.36%) Automotive
19 10 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,513 (54.04%) Developer
2 728 (26.00%) Java Developer
3 441 (15.75%) Architect
4 257 (9.18%) Senior Developer
5 211 (7.54%) Solutions Architect
6 186 (6.64%) Full Stack Developer
7 176 (6.29%) .NET Developer
8 171 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 169 (6.04%) Software Engineer
10 146 (5.21%) Senior Java Developer
11 116 (4.14%) AWS Developer
12 80 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
12 80 (2.86%) Python Developer
13 77 (2.75%) React Developer
14 74 (2.64%) Java Engineer
15 72 (2.57%) Node.js Developer
16 69 (2.46%) Azure Engineer
17 68 (2.43%) AWS Engineer
17 68 (2.43%) C# Developer
18 65 (2.32%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 718 (25.64%) Spring
2 514 (18.36%) Spring Boot
3 512 (18.29%) .NET
4 432 (15.43%) REST
5 413 (14.75%) Kafka
6 401 (14.32%) Node.js
7 370 (13.21%) React
8 309 (11.04%) AngularJS
9 307 (10.96%) .NET Core
10 295 (10.54%) Web Services
11 287 (10.25%) RESTful
12 233 (8.32%) HTML
13 182 (6.50%) CSS
14 157 (5.61%) JSON
15 140 (5.00%) Hibernate
16 130 (4.64%) GraphQL
17 125 (4.46%) XML
18 108 (3.86%) HTML5
19 101 (3.61%) SOAP
20 81 (2.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 218 (7.79%) Cloud Native
2 177 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
3 94 (3.36%) Public Cloud
4 90 (3.21%) Mobile App
5 85 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
6 75 (2.68%) User Experience
7 54 (1.93%) Derivative
8 53 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 46 (1.64%) Fixed Income
10 44 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 43 (1.54%) Clustering
12 42 (1.50%) Algorithms
12 42 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 37 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
14 34 (1.21%) Equities
15 31 (1.11%) Management Information System
16 23 (0.82%) Hedge funds
17 21 (0.75%) Data Centre
18 18 (0.64%) Replication
19 17 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 284 (10.14%) Linux
2 125 (4.46%) Unix
3 101 (3.61%) Windows
4 23 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (0.71%) Android
6 17 (0.61%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.25%) CentOS
9 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.18%) Debian
11 4 (0.14%) AIX
11 4 (0.14%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.071%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.071%) Solaris
14 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,440 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 836 (29.86%) DevOps
3 635 (22.68%) TDD
4 480 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 427 (15.25%) Scrum
6 363 (12.96%) Test Automation
7 358 (12.79%) BDD
8 344 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
9 245 (8.75%) SDLC
10 195 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
11 189 (6.75%) Infrastructure as Code
12 183 (6.54%) OO
13 176 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
14 171 (6.11%) SOA
15 167 (5.96%) Open Source
16 162 (5.79%) Unit Testing
17 154 (5.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 149 (5.32%) Mentoring
19 147 (5.25%) E-Commerce
20 141 (5.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,355 (48.39%) Java
2 543 (19.39%) SQL
3 541 (19.32%) JavaScript
4 494 (17.64%) Python
5 433 (15.46%) C#
6 378 (13.50%) Java 8
7 208 (7.43%) TypeScript
8 188 (6.71%) Go
9 174 (6.21%) Scala
10 106 (3.79%) Kotlin
11 87 (3.11%) C++
12 83 (2.96%) PowerShell
13 82 (2.93%) PL/SQL
14 81 (2.89%) Bash Shell
15 69 (2.46%) T-SQL
16 48 (1.71%) ES6
17 46 (1.64%) Ruby
18 45 (1.61%) Perl
19 38 (1.36%) Shell Script
20 30 (1.07%) PHP
Qualifications
1 320 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 277 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.00%) Degree
4 71 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 66 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (1.14%) AWS Certification
7 25 (0.89%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.32%) ISEB
10 8 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.29%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.29%) OCPJP
10 8 (0.29%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.21%) SAFe Agilist
12 4 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.11%) SANS
13 3 (0.11%) VCP6
13 3 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (4.07%) QA
2 19 (0.68%) GDPR
2 19 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.43%) SLA
4 11 (0.39%) WCAG
5 8 (0.29%) NIST
6 6 (0.21%) MiFID
7 5 (0.18%) GRC
7 5 (0.18%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.14%) COBIT
8 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.14%) NCSC
9 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.11%) EMIR
9 3 (0.11%) PMO
10 2 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.071%) OASIS TOSCA
11 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.036%) RMADS
System Software
1 890 (31.79%) Docker
2 33 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.29%) HDFS
6 6 (0.21%) RACF
7 5 (0.18%) LXC
7 5 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.14%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.11%) vCloud
9 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.11%) vSphere
10 2 (0.071%) Gluster
10 2 (0.071%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.071%) KVM
10 2 (0.071%) NFS
11 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 911 (32.54%) Kubernetes
2 329 (11.75%) Terraform
3 211 (7.54%) Ansible
4 97 (3.46%) Grafana
5 92 (3.29%) Prometheus
6 60 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
7 52 (1.86%) Istio
8 51 (1.82%) Puppet
9 45 (1.61%) Kibana
10 27 (0.96%) Rancher
11 23 (0.82%) logstash
12 22 (0.79%) Consul
13 21 (0.75%) Fluentd
14 18 (0.64%) Nagios
15 12 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
16 7 (0.25%) CloudHub
16 7 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
16 7 (0.25%) Knative
17 6 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
18 5 (0.18%) Mesos
Vendors
1 237 (8.46%) Oracle
2 193 (6.89%) Google
3 167 (5.96%) Microsoft
4 123 (4.39%) MuleSoft
5 97 (3.46%) Splunk
6 70 (2.50%) SAP
7 52 (1.86%) Atlassian
8 41 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 39 (1.39%) AppDynamics
10 38 (1.36%) IBM
11 34 (1.21%) VMware
12 24 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.57%) webMethods
14 15 (0.54%) Cloudera
15 14 (0.50%) Confluent
16 13 (0.46%) Dell
16 13 (0.46%) Sybase
17 12 (0.43%) New Relic
17 12 (0.43%) WSO2
18 11 (0.39%) Databricks