Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 50 51
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 +23
Contract jobs citing Microservices 95 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.61% 4.96% 5.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.21% 5.52% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 34
Essex median daily rate £505 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.83% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £408 £344 £432
90th Percentile £547 £688 £593
East of England median daily rate £480 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -6.34% +2.50% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 719 724 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.90% 89.71% 90.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 439 528
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +28.48%
10th Percentile £301 £288 £265
90th Percentile £587 £600 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 56
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £31.77 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.15% -9.24% +84.21%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.68 £13.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £62.34 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -41.67% +33.33%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 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
Southend-on-Sea +17 69 £500 +11.11%
Colchester -3 1 £513 -26.79% 1
Basildon -6 1 £550 -18.52%
Brentwood - 1 £525 - 1
Chelmsford - 1 - - 3
Witham - 1 £450 -
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 86 (90.53%) Java
2 70 (73.68%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (69.47%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (68.42%) Oracle
5 64 (67.37%) Spring
6 63 (66.32%) TDD
7 60 (63.16%) BDD
8 59 (62.11%) Unix
9 56 (58.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 55 (57.89%) MySQL
11 53 (55.79%) Spring Boot
12 48 (50.53%) Git (software)
13 47 (49.47%) Jenkins
14 44 (46.32%) Linux
15 42 (44.21%) Oracle Database
16 40 (42.11%) Red Hat
17 39 (41.05%) JUnit
17 39 (41.05%) CentOS
17 39 (41.05%) Java 8
18 38 (40.00%) Scrum
19 37 (38.95%) SoapUI
20 36 (37.89%) JIRA
21 33 (34.74%) SOAP
22 28 (29.47%) J2EE
22 28 (29.47%) Test Strategy
22 28 (29.47%) Docker
23 23 (24.21%) Kanban
24 22 (23.16%) Test Automation
25 20 (21.05%) Ansible
25 20 (21.05%) Hybrid Cloud

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 10 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 9 (9.47%) Confluence
3 2 (2.11%) Apache
3 2 (2.11%) JBoss
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 70 (73.68%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.16%) IaaS
4 2 (2.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) HTTP
1 1 (1.05%) SSL
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (57.89%) MySQL
2 42 (44.21%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.47%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (50.53%) Git (software)
2 47 (49.47%) Jenkins
3 39 (41.05%) JUnit
4 37 (38.95%) SoapUI
5 36 (37.89%) JIRA
6 9 (9.47%) Checkstyle
7 7 (7.37%) Robot Framework
8 5 (5.26%) CA Gen
8 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.21%) Maven
9 4 (4.21%) Selenium
9 4 (4.21%) Toad
10 3 (3.16%) git-flow
10 3 (3.16%) GitLab
11 2 (2.11%) Subversion
12 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 60 (63.16%) Developer
2 57 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 23 (24.21%) Lead Developer
3 23 (24.21%) Lead Java Developer
4 10 (10.53%) Java Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Tester
5 9 (9.47%) Java Team Leader
5 9 (9.47%) QA Tester
5 9 (9.47%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.42%) Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Senior QA Tester
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Tester
7 7 (7.37%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Java Programmer
8 5 (5.26%) Programmer
8 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (67.37%) Spring
2 53 (55.79%) Spring Boot
3 33 (34.74%) SOAP
4 28 (29.47%) J2EE
5 12 (12.63%) REST
6 8 (8.42%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (7.37%) JSON
8 4 (4.21%) XML
9 3 (3.16%) .NET
9 3 (3.16%) .NET Core
9 3 (3.16%) Apache Camel
10 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.11%) Middleware
10 2 (2.11%) Web Services
11 1 (1.05%) Ajax
11 1 (1.05%) CGI
11 1 (1.05%) CSS
11 1 (1.05%) EJB
11 1 (1.05%) HTML
11 1 (1.05%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.05%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 59 (62.11%) Unix
2 44 (46.32%) Linux
3 39 (41.05%) CentOS
4 4 (4.21%) Windows
5 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (69.47%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (66.32%) TDD
3 60 (63.16%) BDD
4 56 (58.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 38 (40.00%) Scrum
6 28 (29.47%) Test Strategy
7 23 (24.21%) Kanban
8 22 (23.16%) Test Automation
9 19 (20.00%) Process Improvement
10 17 (17.89%) User Stories
11 15 (15.79%) Epics
12 13 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement Process
12 13 (13.68%) Pair Programming
12 13 (13.68%) Project Planning
13 10 (10.53%) Integration Testing
13 10 (10.53%) Performance Testing
13 10 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (9.47%) Programme Delivery
15 8 (8.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 86 (90.53%) Java
2 39 (41.05%) Java 8
3 19 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.26%) Perl
5 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.16%) C#
7 2 (2.11%) Python
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) OCPJP
1 15 (15.79%) Sun Certification
2 13 (13.68%) ISEB
2 13 (13.68%) ISTQB
2 13 (13.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 28 (29.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (21.05%) Ansible
2 19 (20.00%) Terraform
3 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 65 (68.42%) Oracle
2 40 (42.11%) Red Hat
3 15 (15.79%) Sun
4 5 (5.26%) BEA
4 5 (5.26%) Informatica
4 5 (5.26%) Pega
4 5 (5.26%) webMethods
5 4 (4.21%) WSO2