Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 75 71
Rank change year-on-year +32 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing Microservices 86 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.99% 2.89% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.97% 3.28% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 15 5
Essex median daily rate £510 £524 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% -2.96% -1.82%
10th Percentile £411 £365 £433
90th Percentile £696 £570 £590
East of England median daily rate £520 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -18.18%
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 959 670 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.04% 87.93% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 453 454
Essex median daily rate £500 £490 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +40.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 66 138
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £30.77 £32.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.37% -4.86% +2.65%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.82 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.84 £33.33 £31.50
% change year-on-year -46.47% +5.81% +30.39%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 35 £510 -5.12% 1
Basildon - 8 £475 -
Colchester - 2 £700 -
Chelmsford - 1 £550 -
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 77 (89.53%) Java
2 60 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (63.95%) Spring
4 48 (55.81%) Spring Boot
5 40 (46.51%) Amazon AWS
6 39 (45.35%) Docker
7 35 (40.70%) Jenkins
8 33 (38.37%) Java 8
9 32 (37.21%) Scrum
10 30 (34.88%) TDD
11 28 (32.56%) J2EE
12 26 (30.23%) Ansible
13 25 (29.07%) Test Automation
13 25 (29.07%) SQL
13 25 (29.07%) Maven
14 24 (27.91%) Linux
15 21 (24.42%) Oracle
15 21 (24.42%) BDD
15 21 (24.42%) DevOps
16 20 (23.26%) Git (software)
17 19 (22.09%) Kanban
17 19 (22.09%) JAX-RS
17 19 (22.09%) MySQL
17 19 (22.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 18 (20.93%) Terraform
18 18 (20.93%) JUnit
18 18 (20.93%) Unix
18 18 (20.93%) JMS
18 18 (20.93%) REST
19 17 (19.77%) JIRA

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 15 (17.44%) WebSphere
2 14 (16.28%) Tomcat
3 12 (13.95%) Confluence
4 8 (9.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (9.30%) WebLogic
5 7 (8.14%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (8.14%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (6.98%) Apache
7 5 (5.81%) WildFly
8 4 (4.65%) JBoss
9 3 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (2.33%) nginx
11 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 40 (46.51%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (4.65%) GitHub
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.33%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) HTTP
2 4 (4.65%) SSL
2 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.16%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) MySQL
2 10 (11.63%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.47%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
5 7 (8.14%) MongoDB
6 5 (5.81%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.33%) Big Data
8 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.33%) HBase
9 1 (1.16%) JanusGraph
9 1 (1.16%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 35 (40.70%) Jenkins
2 25 (29.07%) Maven
3 20 (23.26%) Git (software)
4 18 (20.93%) JUnit
5 17 (19.77%) JIRA
5 17 (19.77%) Selenium
6 16 (18.60%) Robot Framework
7 15 (17.44%) Cucumber
8 14 (16.28%) SoapUI
9 12 (13.95%) Ant
10 11 (12.79%) Eclipse
10 11 (12.79%) Subversion
11 9 (10.47%) Gradle
12 8 (9.30%) JMeter
13 7 (8.14%) AccuRev
14 6 (6.98%) CA Gen
14 6 (6.98%) Checkstyle
15 4 (4.65%) gulp
15 4 (4.65%) IntelliJ
15 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (13.95%) Marketing
2 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.65%) Electronics
3 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (63.95%) Developer
2 51 (59.30%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Architect
4 10 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (10.47%) QA Tester
5 9 (10.47%) Tester
6 6 (6.98%) Senior QA Tester
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Tester
7 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.65%) AWS Architect
8 4 (4.65%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.65%) DevOps Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Integration Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Scala Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Team Leader
9 3 (3.49%) Agile Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (63.95%) Spring
2 48 (55.81%) Spring Boot
3 28 (32.56%) J2EE
4 19 (22.09%) JAX-RS
5 18 (20.93%) JMS
5 18 (20.93%) REST
6 17 (19.77%) SOAP
6 17 (19.77%) XML
7 16 (18.60%) CSS
7 16 (18.60%) HTML
8 14 (16.28%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (16.28%) Web Services
9 13 (15.12%) RESTful
10 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
11 9 (10.47%) JPA
11 9 (10.47%) JSON
12 8 (9.30%) Ajax
12 8 (9.30%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (9.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Clustering
3 5 (5.81%) Replication
4 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.49%) User Experience
5 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Linux
2 18 (20.93%) Unix
3 10 (11.63%) Windows
4 7 (8.14%) Solaris
5 4 (4.65%) CentOS
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.21%) Scrum
3 30 (34.88%) TDD
4 25 (29.07%) Test Automation
5 21 (24.42%) BDD
5 21 (24.42%) DevOps
6 19 (22.09%) Kanban
6 19 (22.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 16 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (16.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 14 (16.28%) Test Strategy
9 12 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (13.95%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (12.79%) Configuration Management
10 11 (12.79%) CQRS
10 11 (12.79%) MVC
10 11 (12.79%) Pair Programming
10 11 (12.79%) User Stories
11 10 (11.63%) OO
12 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 77 (89.53%) Java
2 33 (38.37%) Java 8
3 25 (29.07%) SQL
4 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.79%) PL/SQL
6 10 (11.63%) Perl
7 6 (6.98%) Scala
7 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.81%) C#
9 2 (2.33%) Groovy
9 2 (2.33%) Haskell
9 2 (2.33%) Python
9 2 (2.33%) Ruby
10 1 (1.16%) C
10 1 (1.16%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) IRCA
3 2 (2.33%) OCPJP
3 2 (2.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (2.33%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) ISEB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 39 (45.35%) Docker
2 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) HDFS
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (30.23%) Ansible
2 18 (20.93%) Terraform
3 10 (11.63%) Kibana
4 7 (8.14%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (8.14%) logstash
5 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.65%) Puppet
6 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.33%) Grafana
8 1 (1.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Oracle
2 14 (16.28%) IBM
3 10 (11.63%) Adobe
4 8 (9.30%) webMethods
5 6 (6.98%) AppDynamics
5 6 (6.98%) BEA
5 6 (6.98%) Informatica
5 6 (6.98%) Pega
6 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.65%) SAP
7 3 (3.49%) WSO2
8 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.33%) Google
8 2 (2.33%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.33%) Sun
9 1 (1.16%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.16%) MapR
9 1 (1.16%) New Relic