Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 37 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +34
Contract jobs citing Microservices 1,858 4,650 4,505
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.95% 5.60% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.88% 6.42% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,421 3,560 3,435
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £406 £408 £388
90th Percentile £703 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 3
Median hourly rate £60.50 £35.00 £150.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.86% -76.67% +252.94%
10th Percentile £34.18 £32.75 £52.20
90th Percentile £69.50 £60.00 £165.00
UK median hourly rate £59.00 £35.00 £92.50
% change year-on-year +68.57% -62.16% +117.65%

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 26,987 72,448 81,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 87.19% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,159 48,212 54,251
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1,999 2,205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.92 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.48% +15.88% -6.52%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +45.83% +12.94% -11.88%

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +3 1,241 £550 - 378
North of England -2 189 £500 +5.26% 151
South East +4 139 £500 +5.26% 114
East of England +40 134 £513 +6.77% 43
Yorkshire +7 88 £505 +6.32% 44
North West -11 76 £500 - 96
South West -13 74 £475 -5.00% 47
Midlands -14 63 £428 -4.89% 81
West Midlands -28 35 £430 -8.75% 43
East Midlands +24 28 £333 -19.39% 38
North East +7 25 £500 +6.38% 11
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 1,033 (55.60%) Java
2 1,000 (53.82%) Agile Software Development
3 841 (45.26%) AWS
4 683 (36.76%) Azure
5 667 (35.90%) Docker
6 605 (32.56%) DevOps
6 605 (32.56%) Kubernetes
7 485 (26.10%) Spring
8 474 (25.51%) TDD
9 451 (24.27%) Finance
10 393 (21.15%) JavaScript
11 370 (19.91%) Java 8
12 366 (19.70%) SQL
13 356 (19.16%) Web Services
14 355 (19.11%) .NET
15 353 (19.00%) C#
16 350 (18.84%) Spring Boot
17 333 (17.92%) Jenkins
18 330 (17.76%) BDD
19 324 (17.44%) Git (software)
20 322 (17.33%) Python
21 320 (17.22%) Test Automation
22 289 (15.55%) React
23 281 (15.12%) AngularJS
24 280 (15.07%) Scrum
25 277 (14.91%) Software Engineering
25 277 (14.91%) REST
26 255 (13.72%) Security Cleared
27 249 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
28 245 (13.19%) GCP

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
1 128 (6.89%) Confluence
2 86 (4.63%) Apache
3 81 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
4 64 (3.44%) Apache Spark
5 31 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
7 24 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 24 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.08%) Mule
9 19 (1.02%) JBoss
10 16 (0.86%) Apache Solr
11 13 (0.70%) Red Hat Fuse
12 11 (0.59%) CMS
12 11 (0.59%) nginx
13 10 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.38%) IIS
15 6 (0.32%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.32%) Headless CMS
15 6 (0.32%) NServiceBus
16 5 (0.27%) Anypoint
Applications
1 18 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.054%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.43%) SAP FI-CA
2 7 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.27%) Magento
3 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.054%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.054%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.054%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 841 (45.26%) AWS
2 683 (36.76%) Azure
3 245 (13.19%) GCP
4 190 (10.23%) Serverless
5 138 (7.43%) AWS Lambda
6 93 (5.01%) Amazon ECS
7 75 (4.04%) SaaS
8 73 (3.93%) OpenShift
9 62 (3.34%) Apigee
10 59 (3.18%) GitHub
11 57 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
12 54 (2.91%) Amazon S3
13 48 (2.58%) PaaS
14 39 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (2.10%) IaaS
15 35 (1.88%) Amazon EKS
16 31 (1.67%) Azure Functions
17 27 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
18 22 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 21 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.64%) HTTP
2 40 (2.15%) SSL
3 26 (1.40%) DNS
4 24 (1.29%) HTTPS
4 24 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.24%) Firewall
6 18 (0.97%) VPN
7 13 (0.70%) Internet
8 12 (0.65%) Kerberos
9 11 (0.59%) Skype
9 11 (0.59%) SNMP
9 11 (0.59%) VLAN
10 10 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (0.43%) FTP
11 8 (0.43%) WAN
12 7 (0.38%) DHCP
12 7 (0.38%) SSH
13 6 (0.32%) LAN
14 5 (0.27%) Wireless
15 4 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 196 (10.55%) MongoDB
3 182 (9.80%) MySQL
4 163 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
5 159 (8.56%) NoSQL
6 83 (4.47%) Relational Database
7 74 (3.98%) Amazon Redshift
8 71 (3.82%) Big Data
9 61 (3.28%) Redis
10 60 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
11 49 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
12 45 (2.42%) Hadoop
12 45 (2.42%) Oracle Database
13 32 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (1.67%) RDBMS
15 30 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
16 29 (1.56%) Amazon Aurora
16 29 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 25 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
17 25 (1.35%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 333 (17.92%) Jenkins
2 324 (17.44%) Git (software)
3 211 (11.36%) JIRA
4 134 (7.21%) GitLab
5 116 (6.24%) Maven
6 110 (5.92%) Cucumber
7 83 (4.47%) Artifactory
8 82 (4.41%) Mockito
9 81 (4.36%) Selenium
10 79 (4.25%) JUnit
11 49 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 49 (2.64%) Gradle
12 46 (2.48%) SonarQube
13 45 (2.42%) TeamCity
14 44 (2.37%) SoapUI
15 43 (2.31%) JMeter
16 40 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
17 39 (2.10%) Subversion
18 37 (1.99%) Bitbucket
19 36 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 451 (24.27%) Finance
2 221 (11.89%) Banking
3 161 (8.67%) Public Sector
4 124 (6.67%) Front Office
5 44 (2.37%) Back Office
6 33 (1.78%) Retail
7 30 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.35%) Marketing
9 22 (1.18%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.86%) Games
12 13 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.65%) Electronics
14 8 (0.43%) Law
15 6 (0.32%) Automotive
16 5 (0.27%) Advertising
17 4 (0.22%) Legal
17 4 (0.22%) Local Government
17 4 (0.22%) Publishing
17 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,064 (57.27%) Developer
2 574 (30.89%) Java Developer
3 226 (12.16%) Architect
4 164 (8.83%) Senior Developer
5 163 (8.77%) AWS Developer
6 140 (7.53%) AWS Engineer
7 118 (6.35%) .NET Developer
7 118 (6.35%) Software Engineer
8 115 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
9 108 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 105 (5.65%) Full Stack Developer
11 90 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
12 79 (4.25%) C# Developer
12 79 (4.25%) Java Engineer
13 77 (4.14%) AWS Software Engineer
14 66 (3.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 58 (3.12%) SQL Developer
16 54 (2.91%) React Developer
17 52 (2.80%) Java Software Engineer
17 52 (2.80%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (26.10%) Spring
2 356 (19.16%) Web Services
3 355 (19.11%) .NET
4 350 (18.84%) Spring Boot
5 289 (15.55%) React
6 281 (15.12%) AngularJS
7 277 (14.91%) REST
8 228 (12.27%) Node.js
9 194 (10.44%) RESTful
10 185 (9.96%) .NET Core
11 174 (9.36%) Kafka
12 172 (9.26%) HTML
13 152 (8.18%) CSS
14 100 (5.38%) SOAP
15 95 (5.11%) gRPC
16 94 (5.06%) ASP.NET
16 94 (5.06%) Vue.js
17 88 (4.74%) RabbitMQ
18 86 (4.63%) OAuth
19 85 (4.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.34%) Greenfield Project
2 129 (6.94%) Hedge funds
3 85 (4.57%) Fixed Income
4 84 (4.52%) Derivative
5 81 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 67 (3.61%) Cloud Native
7 57 (3.07%) Equities
8 51 (2.74%) Public Cloud
9 46 (2.48%) Mobile App
10 45 (2.42%) User Experience
11 41 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (1.24%) Data Centre
14 23 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
15 22 (1.18%) Management Information System
15 22 (1.18%) PKI
15 22 (1.18%) Virtual Team
16 17 (0.91%) Algorithms
17 16 (0.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 245 (13.19%) Linux
2 147 (7.91%) Unix
3 78 (4.20%) Windows
4 62 (3.34%) Mac OS X
5 27 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (1.29%) Android
6 24 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.13%) CentOS
8 18 (0.97%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.65%) Debian
11 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.32%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.27%) Solaris
15 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.11%) SUSE
16 2 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,000 (53.82%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (32.56%) DevOps
3 474 (25.51%) TDD
4 330 (17.76%) BDD
5 320 (17.22%) Test Automation
6 280 (15.07%) Scrum
7 277 (14.91%) Software Engineering
8 249 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
9 169 (9.10%) Migration
10 153 (8.23%) Asset Management
11 150 (8.07%) Pair Programming
12 147 (7.91%) Continuous Delivery
13 133 (7.16%) Open Source
14 127 (6.84%) Investment Management
15 123 (6.62%) Kanban
16 117 (6.30%) Continuous Deployment
17 110 (5.92%) Mentoring
18 109 (5.87%) SDLC
19 106 (5.71%) Fintech
20 105 (5.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,033 (55.60%) Java
2 393 (21.15%) JavaScript
3 370 (19.91%) Java 8
4 366 (19.70%) SQL
5 353 (19.00%) C#
6 322 (17.33%) Python
7 122 (6.57%) TypeScript
8 90 (4.84%) Scala
9 71 (3.82%) Bash Shell
10 67 (3.61%) Kotlin
11 60 (3.23%) Go
12 51 (2.74%) PowerShell
13 50 (2.69%) Ruby
14 34 (1.83%) C++
15 32 (1.72%) ES6
15 32 (1.72%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.72%) T-SQL
16 30 (1.61%) Perl
17 26 (1.40%) R
18 24 (1.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 255 (13.72%) Security Cleared
2 186 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 57 (3.07%) Degree
4 42 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 38 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 29 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (1.45%) ISTQB
8 25 (1.35%) Sun Certification
9 23 (1.24%) ISEB
10 22 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.86%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.38%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.38%) OCPJP
13 5 (0.27%) OCP
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.16%) SANS
15 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.88%) QA
2 20 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.54%) GDPR
4 6 (0.32%) WCAG
5 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) COBIT
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.16%) PMO
6 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.11%) NCSC
8 1 (0.054%) Basel III
8 1 (0.054%) MiFID
8 1 (0.054%) SLA
System Software
1 667 (35.90%) Docker
2 31 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.97%) HDFS
4 12 (0.65%) vSphere
5 11 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.27%) LXC
6 5 (0.27%) Postfix
6 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.11%) BusyBox
8 2 (0.11%) NDS
8 2 (0.11%) NFS
8 2 (0.11%) zsh
9 1 (0.054%) GFS2
9 1 (0.054%) iptables
9 1 (0.054%) Samba
9 1 (0.054%) Varnish
9 1 (0.054%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 605 (32.56%) Kubernetes
2 212 (11.41%) Terraform
3 143 (7.70%) Ansible
4 58 (3.12%) Prometheus
5 49 (2.64%) Puppet
6 35 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (1.61%) Grafana
8 22 (1.18%) Packer
9 20 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.91%) Kibana
11 16 (0.86%) Zipkin
12 11 (0.59%) Istio
12 11 (0.59%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.54%) Mesos
14 8 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (0.38%) Salt
16 6 (0.32%) Consul
16 6 (0.32%) PingFederate
16 6 (0.32%) Rancher
17 5 (0.27%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 168 (9.04%) Oracle
2 166 (8.93%) Google
3 155 (8.34%) Microsoft
4 46 (2.48%) Splunk
5 44 (2.37%) MuleSoft
6 43 (2.31%) SAP
7 30 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 25 (1.35%) AppDynamics
9 24 (1.29%) Sybase
10 23 (1.24%) Databricks
11 22 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.13%) Atlassian
13 19 (1.02%) IBM
14 14 (0.75%) Cloudera
14 14 (0.75%) VMware
15 13 (0.70%) WSO2
16 12 (0.65%) Dell
17 11 (0.59%) Confluent
18 10 (0.54%) webMethods
19 9 (0.48%) NetIQ