Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 65 72
Rank change year-on-year +25 +7 +15
Contract jobs citing Microservices 75 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.23% 3.91% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 4.34% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 5
Essex median daily rate £510 £500 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -7.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £395 £407 £433
90th Percentile £699 £617 £590
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £421
% change year-on-year +5.00% +18.69% -23.41%
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 931 737 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.69% 89.99% 86.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 480 428
Essex median daily rate £500 £489 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +39.64% -12.50%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 68 158
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +30.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.04 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.13 £63.75 £42.89
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -41.67% +10.09% +12.80%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +10 28 £505 -1.85% 1
Basildon - 7 £438 - 2
Colchester - 2 £700 -
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 67 (89.33%) Java
2 53 (70.67%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (57.33%) Spring
4 37 (49.33%) Spring Boot
5 30 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 30 (40.00%) Java 8
6 29 (38.67%) Docker
6 29 (38.67%) Scrum
7 28 (37.33%) Amazon AWS
8 25 (33.33%) Ansible
8 25 (33.33%) Maven
9 24 (32.00%) TDD
10 23 (30.67%) J2EE
11 22 (29.33%) SQL
12 17 (22.67%) JIRA
12 17 (22.67%) Terraform
12 17 (22.67%) JAX-RS
12 17 (22.67%) BDD
12 17 (22.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 16 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (21.33%) Test Automation
13 16 (21.33%) Kanban
13 16 (21.33%) MySQL
13 16 (21.33%) Linux
13 16 (21.33%) JMS
14 15 (20.00%) Unix
14 15 (20.00%) SOAP
14 15 (20.00%) Selenium
14 15 (20.00%) Confluence
15 14 (18.67%) DevOps

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 (20.00%) Confluence
2 13 (17.33%) Tomcat
3 8 (10.67%) WebLogic
3 8 (10.67%) WebSphere
4 7 (9.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (9.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (6.67%) Apache
6 4 (5.33%) JBoss
7 2 (2.67%) nginx
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 28 (37.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) GitHub
4 2 (2.67%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) HTTP
2 4 (5.33%) SSL
2 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) MySQL
2 9 (12.00%) NoSQL
3 8 (10.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.33%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.67%) Big Data
6 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.67%) HBase
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.33%) JanusGraph
7 1 (1.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 30 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 25 (33.33%) Maven
3 17 (22.67%) JIRA
4 15 (20.00%) Selenium
5 14 (18.67%) JUnit
6 13 (17.33%) Git (software)
7 12 (16.00%) SoapUI
8 11 (14.67%) Cucumber
9 10 (13.33%) Ant
10 9 (12.00%) Eclipse
10 9 (12.00%) Subversion
11 8 (10.67%) Robot Framework
12 7 (9.33%) Gradle
12 7 (9.33%) JMeter
13 6 (8.00%) AccuRev
13 6 (8.00%) CA Gen
13 6 (8.00%) Checkstyle
14 4 (5.33%) gulp
14 4 (5.33%) LoadRunner
14 4 (5.33%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (18.67%) Marketing
2 10 (13.33%) Finance
3 9 (12.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (9.33%) Electronics
4 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (58.67%) Developer
2 41 (54.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.00%) Architect
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (9.33%) QA Tester
5 7 (9.33%) Tester
6 5 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (6.67%) Java Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Senior QA Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.00%) AWS Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Integration Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Java Scala Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (57.33%) Spring
2 37 (49.33%) Spring Boot
3 23 (30.67%) J2EE
4 17 (22.67%) JAX-RS
5 16 (21.33%) JMS
6 15 (20.00%) SOAP
7 14 (18.67%) CSS
7 14 (18.67%) HTML
7 14 (18.67%) XML
8 13 (17.33%) REST
9 12 (16.00%) RESTful
10 9 (12.00%) AngularJS
10 9 (12.00%) Web Services
11 8 (10.67%) JSON
12 7 (9.33%) Ajax
12 7 (9.33%) JPA
12 7 (9.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (9.33%) XHTML
13 6 (8.00%) JAX-WS
13 6 (8.00%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.33%) Clustering
4 4 (5.33%) Replication
4 4 (5.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Linux
2 15 (20.00%) Unix
3 8 (10.67%) Windows
4 6 (8.00%) Solaris
5 3 (4.00%) CentOS
6 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (70.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.67%) Scrum
3 24 (32.00%) TDD
4 17 (22.67%) BDD
4 17 (22.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 16 (21.33%) Kanban
5 16 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (21.33%) Test Automation
6 14 (18.67%) DevOps
7 12 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (16.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (14.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 11 (14.67%) Domain-Driven Design
9 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 10 (13.33%) CQRS
10 9 (12.00%) MVC
10 9 (12.00%) OO
10 9 (12.00%) Pair Programming
10 9 (12.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 67 (89.33%) Java
2 30 (40.00%) Java 8
3 22 (29.33%) SQL
4 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
5 11 (14.67%) PL/SQL
6 10 (13.33%) Perl
7 6 (8.00%) Scala
7 6 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.33%) C#
9 2 (2.67%) Groovy
9 2 (2.67%) Haskell
9 2 (2.67%) Python
9 2 (2.67%) Ruby
10 1 (1.33%) C
10 1 (1.33%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) IRCA
1 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.33%) OCPJP
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.67%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 29 (38.67%) Docker
2 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (33.33%) Ansible
2 17 (22.67%) Terraform
3 4 (5.33%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.33%) Puppet
4 3 (4.00%) Kibana
5 2 (2.67%) Grafana
5 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) Oracle
2 9 (12.00%) Adobe
3 8 (10.67%) webMethods
4 7 (9.33%) IBM
4 7 (9.33%) SAP
5 6 (8.00%) BEA
5 6 (8.00%) Informatica
5 6 (8.00%) Pega
6 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.67%) Google
7 2 (2.67%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.67%) WSO2
8 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.33%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.33%) MapR
8 1 (1.33%) Sun