Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 47 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 +40 +156
Contract jobs citing Microservices 4,840 4,155 2,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.81% 4.52% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 5.21% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,618 3,102 1,726
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £408 £390 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 5
England median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.67% +252.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £32.50 £55.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £54.50 £165.00 £58.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -76.67% +252.94% -10.53%

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 72,757 79,819 72,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.40% 86.77% 85.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,329 53,009 47,730
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,954 2,180 1,911
England median hourly rate £25.34 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.16% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £25.34 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.84% -14.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +18 3,004 £550 +4.76% 331
North of England +7 578 £475 +7.95% 71
South East +5 506 £475 - 59
Midlands +36 301 £463 +2.78% 52
South West +15 257 £550 +15.79% 22
North West +29 253 £500 +17.65% 32
Yorkshire -13 245 £475 +5.56% 25
West Midlands +54 219 £463 +2.78% 32
East of England +24 186 £498 -0.50% 31
East Midlands +9 82 £450 - 20
North East +38 79 £473 -0.53% 14
South Coast - 2 - -
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2,706 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 2,407 (49.73%) Java
3 1,610 (33.26%) Docker
4 1,604 (33.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1,518 (31.36%) DevOps
6 1,457 (30.10%) TDD
7 1,226 (25.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,209 (24.98%) JavaScript
9 1,202 (24.83%) Kubernetes
10 1,122 (23.18%) Spring
11 978 (20.21%) .NET
12 970 (20.04%) Jenkins
13 953 (19.69%) REST
14 941 (19.44%) Git (software)
15 912 (18.84%) Finance
16 889 (18.37%) Spring Boot
17 875 (18.08%) Node.js
18 850 (17.56%) Java 8
19 809 (16.71%) SQL
20 790 (16.32%) BDD
21 787 (16.26%) AngularJS
22 785 (16.22%) RESTful
23 774 (15.99%) Scrum
24 755 (15.60%) Test Automation
25 748 (15.45%) C#
26 691 (14.28%) Continuous Integration
27 669 (13.82%) NoSQL
28 662 (13.68%) Web Services
29 634 (13.10%) Linux
30 618 (12.77%) Python

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
1 248 (5.12%) Confluence
2 208 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
3 153 (3.16%) Apache
4 123 (2.54%) Apache Spark
5 90 (1.86%) Tomcat
6 79 (1.63%) CMS
7 60 (1.24%) WebSphere
8 56 (1.16%) JBoss
9 50 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 41 (0.85%) nginx
11 39 (0.81%) Apache Solr
12 36 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
13 27 (0.56%) IIS
14 26 (0.54%) NServiceBus
15 25 (0.52%) SharePoint
16 21 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.43%) Mule
16 21 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 20 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 20 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (0.12%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.062%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.041%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.041%) Sketch
4 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.021%) GIMP
5 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 35 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.19%) Fredhopper
5 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.12%) Magento
6 6 (0.12%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.083%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.083%) SAP FI-CA
7 4 (0.083%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.062%) Quorum
8 3 (0.062%) Ripple XRP
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.021%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.021%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.021%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,604 (33.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1,226 (25.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 373 (7.71%) Serverless
4 309 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 224 (4.63%) AWS Lambda
6 207 (4.28%) PaaS
7 165 (3.41%) GitHub
8 155 (3.20%) OpenShift
9 150 (3.10%) SaaS
10 146 (3.02%) Amazon S3
11 137 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
12 124 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 107 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
14 77 (1.59%) IaaS
15 66 (1.36%) Apigee
16 64 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
17 63 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 63 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 60 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
19 55 (1.14%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 191 (3.95%) HTTP
2 105 (2.17%) SSL
3 102 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 91 (1.88%) FTP
5 80 (1.65%) DNS
6 51 (1.05%) DHCP
6 51 (1.05%) IPsec
7 48 (0.99%) Firewall
8 24 (0.50%) WAN
9 23 (0.48%) Internet
10 20 (0.41%) Network Security
11 17 (0.35%) AMQP
12 14 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
13 9 (0.19%) VPN
14 8 (0.17%) LAN
15 5 (0.10%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.10%) Kerberos
15 5 (0.10%) NAS
15 5 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (13.82%) NoSQL
2 572 (11.82%) MongoDB
3 428 (8.84%) SQL Server
4 334 (6.90%) MySQL
5 304 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
6 298 (6.16%) Relational Database
7 223 (4.61%) Big Data
8 207 (4.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 180 (3.72%) Redis
10 148 (3.06%) Hadoop
11 134 (2.77%) RDBMS
12 130 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
13 112 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
14 109 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 83 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
16 79 (1.63%) Oracle Database
17 78 (1.61%) Data Lake
18 64 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
19 45 (0.93%) Power BI
20 35 (0.72%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 970 (20.04%) Jenkins
2 941 (19.44%) Git (software)
3 461 (9.52%) JIRA
4 330 (6.82%) Maven
5 296 (6.12%) JUnit
6 206 (4.26%) Selenium
7 190 (3.93%) Mockito
8 175 (3.62%) Cucumber
9 145 (3.00%) GitLab
10 134 (2.77%) SonarQube
11 125 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
12 112 (2.31%) Bitbucket
13 111 (2.29%) Visual Studio
14 98 (2.02%) Gradle
15 95 (1.96%) SoapUI
16 94 (1.94%) TeamCity
17 93 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
18 81 (1.67%) Artifactory
18 81 (1.67%) Travis CI
19 79 (1.63%) CircleCI
General
1 912 (18.84%) Finance
2 512 (10.58%) Banking
3 237 (4.90%) Retail
4 75 (1.55%) Marketing
5 72 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 71 (1.47%) Law
7 70 (1.45%) Front Office
8 62 (1.28%) Legal
9 31 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 31 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 30 (0.62%) Publishing
11 26 (0.54%) Games
12 21 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.39%) Advertising
14 15 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.29%) Electronics
16 13 (0.27%) Back Office
17 12 (0.25%) Automotive
18 9 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,787 (57.58%) Developer
2 1,268 (26.20%) Java Developer
3 680 (14.05%) Architect
4 509 (10.52%) Senior Developer
5 383 (7.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 324 (6.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 319 (6.59%) .NET Developer
8 273 (5.64%) Solutions Architect
9 242 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 209 (4.32%) AWS Developer
11 198 (4.09%) C# Developer
12 176 (3.64%) React Developer
13 156 (3.22%) Software Engineer
14 151 (3.12%) AWS Engineer
15 149 (3.08%) Java Engineer
16 146 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
17 142 (2.93%) Node.js Developer
18 141 (2.91%) Python Developer
19 126 (2.60%) Lead Developer
20 122 (2.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,122 (23.18%) Spring
2 978 (20.21%) .NET
3 953 (19.69%) REST
4 889 (18.37%) Spring Boot
5 875 (18.08%) Node.js
6 787 (16.26%) AngularJS
7 785 (16.22%) RESTful
8 662 (13.68%) Web Services
9 596 (12.31%) React
10 548 (11.32%) Kafka
11 484 (10.00%) HTML
12 442 (9.13%) CSS
13 397 (8.20%) .NET Core
13 397 (8.20%) JSON
14 355 (7.33%) SOAP
15 299 (6.18%) Hibernate
16 277 (5.72%) XML
17 268 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web API
18 252 (5.21%) .NET Framework
19 249 (5.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 384 (7.93%) Greenfield Project
2 172 (3.55%) User Experience
3 165 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 128 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
5 125 (2.58%) Cloud Native
6 101 (2.09%) Mobile App
7 90 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 76 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 71 (1.47%) Public Cloud
10 66 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 66 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 45 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 42 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
13 40 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
14 30 (0.62%) iPad
15 28 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 28 (0.58%) N-Tier
16 26 (0.54%) Equities
16 26 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
17 22 (0.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 634 (13.10%) Linux
2 284 (5.87%) Unix
3 138 (2.85%) Windows
4 99 (2.05%) CentOS
5 82 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 75 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (1.38%) Android
8 63 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 25 (0.52%) VMS
10 22 (0.45%) Windows Server
11 21 (0.43%) CoreOS
12 17 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.062%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.041%) AIX
16 2 (0.041%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.041%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.021%) Kali Linux
17 1 (0.021%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,706 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,518 (31.36%) DevOps
3 1,457 (30.10%) TDD
4 790 (16.32%) BDD
5 774 (15.99%) Scrum
6 755 (15.60%) Test Automation
7 691 (14.28%) Continuous Integration
8 506 (10.45%) Software Engineering
9 386 (7.98%) Open Source
10 369 (7.62%) SOA
11 336 (6.94%) E-Commerce
12 309 (6.38%) MVC
13 304 (6.28%) Pair Programming
14 289 (5.97%) Kanban
15 285 (5.89%) OO
16 284 (5.87%) Continuous Delivery
17 275 (5.68%) Fintech
18 270 (5.58%) Migration
19 264 (5.45%) SDLC
20 252 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2,407 (49.73%) Java
2 1,209 (24.98%) JavaScript
3 850 (17.56%) Java 8
4 809 (16.71%) SQL
5 748 (15.45%) C#
6 618 (12.77%) Python
7 233 (4.81%) TypeScript
8 210 (4.34%) Scala
9 191 (3.95%) ES6
10 162 (3.35%) Go
11 151 (3.12%) Bash Shell
12 104 (2.15%) Ruby
13 89 (1.84%) PHP
14 66 (1.36%) Kotlin
15 65 (1.34%) ES7
16 63 (1.30%) PowerShell
17 59 (1.22%) C++
18 48 (0.99%) Shell Script
19 47 (0.97%) Groovy
20 45 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 282 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 228 (4.71%) SC Cleared
3 113 (2.33%) Degree
4 46 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 35 (0.72%) AWS Certification
5 35 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 26 (0.54%) ISEB
8 24 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 23 (0.48%) DBS Check
10 20 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 19 (0.39%) Sun Certification
12 18 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
13 16 (0.33%) OCPJP
14 10 (0.21%) CISSP
15 9 (0.19%) PhD
16 7 (0.14%) RHCSA
16 7 (0.14%) SANS
16 7 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
17 5 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (3.51%) QA
2 32 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 27 (0.56%) WCAG
4 18 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.29%) PSD2
6 11 (0.23%) GDPR
6 11 (0.23%) NIST
7 10 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.10%) SEPA
10 4 (0.083%) FATCA
10 4 (0.083%) SLA
11 2 (0.041%) EMIR
11 2 (0.041%) GxP
11 2 (0.041%) MiFID
11 2 (0.041%) OASIS TOSCA
11 2 (0.041%) PMO
11 2 (0.041%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.021%) IFRS
12 1 (0.021%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,610 (33.26%) Docker
2 73 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
3 67 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 26 (0.54%) Apache Flume
5 23 (0.48%) HDFS
6 22 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (0.33%) LXC
8 12 (0.25%) Postfix
9 10 (0.21%) vSphere
10 9 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.10%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.062%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (0.062%) OpenDJ
12 3 (0.062%) Varnish
12 3 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.041%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.041%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.021%) iptables
14 1 (0.021%) KVM
14 1 (0.021%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,202 (24.83%) Kubernetes
2 468 (9.67%) Terraform
3 400 (8.26%) Ansible
4 306 (6.32%) Puppet
5 204 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
6 93 (1.92%) Grafana
7 63 (1.30%) Kibana
8 52 (1.07%) Packer
9 50 (1.03%) Prometheus
10 41 (0.85%) Consul
11 35 (0.72%) Mesos
12 32 (0.66%) logstash
12 32 (0.66%) Marathon
13 29 (0.60%) Salt
14 25 (0.52%) Rancher
15 24 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
16 20 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
17 13 (0.27%) Graphite
18 12 (0.25%) Istio
19 11 (0.23%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 314 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 300 (6.20%) Oracle
3 257 (5.31%) Google
4 109 (2.25%) Red Hat
5 97 (2.00%) MuleSoft
6 71 (1.47%) SAP
7 68 (1.40%) Splunk
8 59 (1.22%) Atlassian
8 59 (1.22%) IBM
9 47 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 46 (0.95%) hybris
10 46 (0.95%) VMware
11 31 (0.64%) Tableau
12 29 (0.60%) WSO2
13 26 (0.54%) Adobe
13 26 (0.54%) Pega
14 25 (0.52%) Sitecore
15 22 (0.45%) Veracode
15 22 (0.45%) webMethods
16 19 (0.39%) AppDynamics