Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 20 August 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
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 63 78
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 60 48 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.04% 5.50% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.73% 6.05% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 1
Essex median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - -
10th Percentile £348 £448 £475
90th Percentile £700 £588 £525
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £563
% change year-on-year +5.00% -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £33.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 - -

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 891 794 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.73% 91.06% 84.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 536 387
Essex median daily rate £500 £458 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.17% +30.86% -9.68%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £224
90th Percentile £600 £599 £516
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 162
Essex median hourly rate £26.90 £32.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.23% +71.05% -42.42%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.22 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £63.75 £42.83
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +13.57%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Essex

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Essex

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Essex over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Essex

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the Essex region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Southend-on-Sea -2 25 £478 -7.19%
Basildon - 5 £450 - 3
Colchester - 2 £700 -
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 53 (88.33%) Java
2 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (53.33%) Spring
4 31 (51.67%) Ansible
4 31 (51.67%) Docker
5 25 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (38.33%) Maven
7 21 (35.00%) Scrum
8 20 (33.33%) DevOps
9 19 (31.67%) Spring Boot
9 19 (31.67%) Terraform
9 19 (31.67%) Jenkins
10 17 (28.33%) Java 8
11 16 (26.67%) TDD
12 15 (25.00%) J2EE
13 13 (21.67%) SQL
13 13 (21.67%) JIRA
13 13 (21.67%) Confluence
13 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
14 12 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 12 (20.00%) Kubernetes
14 12 (20.00%) Oracle
14 12 (20.00%) Linux
14 12 (20.00%) UML
15 11 (18.33%) Kanban
16 10 (16.67%) QA
16 10 (16.67%) Selenium
16 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (15.00%) BDD

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (21.67%) Confluence
2 6 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (8.33%) Apache
3 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.67%) JBoss
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 25 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) HTTP
2 4 (6.67%) SSL
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) MySQL
2 6 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.33%) Big Data
5 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.33%) HBase
6 1 (1.67%) JanusGraph
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.67%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 23 (38.33%) Maven
2 19 (31.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (21.67%) JIRA
4 10 (16.67%) Selenium
5 9 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (11.67%) JMeter
7 6 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (10.00%) JUnit
8 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 5 (8.33%) Robot Framework
8 5 (8.33%) Subversion
9 4 (6.67%) CA Gen
9 4 (6.67%) Checkstyle
9 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
9 4 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (6.67%) Vagrant
10 3 (5.00%) Ant
10 3 (5.00%) Zephyr
11 2 (3.33%) AccuRev
11 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (15.00%) Marketing
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.00%) Electronics
3 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Developer
2 19 (31.67%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Architect
4 9 (15.00%) Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Java Architect
7 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Tester
8 4 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior QA Tester
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Tester
8 4 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (53.33%) Spring
2 19 (31.67%) Spring Boot
3 15 (25.00%) J2EE
4 9 (15.00%) SOAP
5 8 (13.33%) JMS
6 7 (11.67%) XML
7 6 (10.00%) JAX-RS
7 6 (10.00%) REST
8 5 (8.33%) CSS
8 5 (8.33%) HTML
8 5 (8.33%) JSON
8 5 (8.33%) RESTful
9 4 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (6.67%) Middleware
9 4 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (6.67%) Spring Batch
9 4 (6.67%) Web Services
9 4 (6.67%) XSLT
10 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
10 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Unix
3 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Solaris
5 2 (3.33%) CentOS
5 2 (3.33%) Windows
6 1 (1.67%) AIX
6 1 (1.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Scrum
3 20 (33.33%) DevOps
4 16 (26.67%) TDD
5 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
6 12 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 12 (20.00%) UML
7 11 (18.33%) Kanban
8 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (15.00%) BDD
9 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
11 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
11 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
12 6 (10.00%) Migration
12 6 (10.00%) Open Source
12 6 (10.00%) Programme Management
12 6 (10.00%) SOA
12 6 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 53 (88.33%) Java
2 17 (28.33%) Java 8
3 13 (21.67%) SQL
4 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 7 (11.67%) Perl
6 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.33%) C
8 2 (3.33%) C#
8 2 (3.33%) Scala
9 1 (1.67%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) IRCA
1 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (3.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 31 (51.67%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (51.67%) Ansible
2 19 (31.67%) Terraform
3 12 (20.00%) Kubernetes
4 8 (13.33%) Consul
5 4 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) SAP
3 4 (6.67%) BEA
3 4 (6.67%) Informatica
3 4 (6.67%) Pega
3 4 (6.67%) webMethods
3 4 (6.67%) WSO2
4 3 (5.00%) Adobe
4 3 (5.00%) IBM
4 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.33%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.67%) MapR
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft