Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 18 November 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 76 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 +13
Contract jobs citing Microservices 42 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.60% 1.53% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 1.87% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 7
Hertfordshire median daily rate £538 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +50.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £505 £363 £269
90th Percentile £600 £538 £476
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £440
% change year-on-year +5.00% +13.64% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,318 1,282 1,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.71% 81.86% 78.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 650 621
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £205 £202 £220
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 71 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.71 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.17% -30.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.72 £13.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £48.30 £46.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.71 £28.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year -38.40% -7.26% +31.91%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Hertfordshire

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Hertfordshire

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Hertfordshire

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Welwyn Garden City -3 12 £563 +7.14% 2
Watford +1 8 £538 +13.16% 2
Hitchin -2 6 £510 +45.71%
St Albans - 2 £538 - 2
Hemel Hempstead -4 1 - - 1
Royston - 1 - -
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (85.71%) Java
3 29 (69.05%) Java 8
4 28 (66.67%) TDD
5 20 (47.62%) Scrum
6 18 (42.86%) AngularJS
7 17 (40.48%) Spring Boot
7 17 (40.48%) Spring
8 16 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (35.71%) Kanban
9 15 (35.71%) REST
9 15 (35.71%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (28.57%) BDD
10 12 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (28.57%) Software Engineering
11 11 (26.19%) Finance
11 11 (26.19%) DevOps
11 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
12 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (23.81%) MVC
12 10 (23.81%) E-Commerce
12 10 (23.81%) SOAP
13 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
13 9 (21.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 8 (19.05%) Web Services
14 8 (19.05%) Retail
15 7 (16.67%) Angular 2
16 6 (14.29%) CSS
16 6 (14.29%) HTML
16 6 (14.29%) Test Automation

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.38%) nginx
2 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.38%) Heroku
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
1 1 (2.38%) FTP
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) SSL
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.90%) gulp
2 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.90%) JIRA
3 4 (9.52%) Grunt
3 4 (9.52%) IntelliJ
4 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.38%) Gatling
5 1 (2.38%) Geb
5 1 (2.38%) GitLab
5 1 (2.38%) Gradle
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) Spock
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (76.19%) Developer
2 29 (69.05%) Java Developer
3 19 (45.24%) Senior Developer
3 19 (45.24%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Angular Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Architect
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Agile Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Java Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 17 (40.48%) Spring
2 17 (40.48%) Spring Boot
3 15 (35.71%) REST
4 10 (23.81%) SOAP
5 8 (19.05%) Web Services
6 7 (16.67%) Angular 2
7 6 (14.29%) CSS
7 6 (14.29%) HTML
7 6 (14.29%) Spring MVC
8 5 (11.90%) .NET
8 5 (11.90%) Dropwizard
8 5 (11.90%) HTML5
9 4 (9.52%) Hystrix
9 4 (9.52%) React
9 4 (9.52%) Scalatra
10 3 (7.14%) Play Framework
10 3 (7.14%) RESTful
11 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (66.67%) TDD
3 20 (47.62%) Scrum
4 16 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (35.71%) Kanban
6 12 (28.57%) BDD
6 12 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 11 (26.19%) DevOps
8 10 (23.81%) E-Commerce
8 10 (23.81%) MVC
9 9 (21.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 5 (11.90%) Domain-Driven Design
11 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
12 4 (9.52%) Pair Programming
12 4 (9.52%) Project Management
12 4 (9.52%) Six Sigma
12 4 (9.52%) SOA
12 4 (9.52%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) Java
2 29 (69.05%) Java 8
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) Groovy
5 4 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) ES6
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) SQL
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Ansible
1 1 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (2.38%) HAProxy
1 1 (2.38%) Kibana
1 1 (2.38%) logstash
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) New Relic
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.38%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.38%) Splunk