Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 70 81
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 37 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.34% 1.80% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.23% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 7
Hertfordshire median daily rate £538 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £406 £325 £463
90th Percentile £569 £613 £615
East of England median daily rate £500 £500 £588
% change year-on-year - -14.89% +30.56%
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 1,283 1,030 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.15% 80.72% 78.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 529 597
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.12%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £250
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 65 44
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -28.00% +19.42%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.13 £52.50 £53.38
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +33.33% -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Watford +5 12 £450 +28.57% 2
Welwyn Garden City 0 11 £563 +7.14% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £413 - 2
St Albans - 2 £538 -
Hitchin -2 1 - - 1
Hatfield -4 1 £525 +9.09% 1
Royston - 1 - -
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 29 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (75.68%) TDD
3 26 (70.27%) Java
4 23 (62.16%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (59.46%) Java 8
6 17 (45.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (43.24%) DevOps
8 15 (40.54%) Kanban
8 15 (40.54%) Scrum
9 14 (37.84%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (37.84%) BDD
10 13 (35.14%) REST
10 13 (35.14%) SOAP
10 13 (35.14%) E-Commerce
11 12 (32.43%) Spring
12 11 (29.73%) MongoDB
13 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
14 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
15 8 (21.62%) MVC
15 8 (21.62%) CSS
15 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
15 8 (21.62%) HTML
15 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
15 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
16 7 (18.92%) Node.js
16 7 (18.92%) HTML5
16 7 (18.92%) Domain-Driven Design
16 7 (18.92%) Web Development
16 7 (18.92%) C#
16 7 (18.92%) Linux

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 5 (13.51%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.11%) nginx
2 3 (8.11%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.11%) Google Analytics
2 3 (8.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (8.11%) PaaS
2 3 (8.11%) Stackdriver
3 2 (5.41%) Heroku
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) DNS
1 5 (13.51%) HTTP
1 5 (13.51%) SSL
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) HTTPS
2 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 2 (5.41%) FTP
3 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.11%) Big Data
2 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.51%) gulp
4 3 (8.11%) Artifactory
4 3 (8.11%) Grunt
4 3 (8.11%) IntelliJ
4 3 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.41%) GitLab
5 2 (5.41%) Gradle
5 2 (5.41%) JUnit
5 2 (5.41%) Mockito
5 2 (5.41%) Spock
6 1 (2.70%) Gatling
6 1 (2.70%) Geb
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.92%) Retail
2 5 (13.51%) Advertising
3 3 (8.11%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Law
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (78.38%) Developer
2 24 (64.86%) Java Developer
3 14 (37.84%) Senior Developer
3 14 (37.84%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Digital Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce Architect
5 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Java Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Java Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) REST
1 13 (35.14%) SOAP
2 12 (32.43%) Spring
3 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
3 8 (21.62%) CSS
3 8 (21.62%) HTML
4 7 (18.92%) HTML5
4 7 (18.92%) Node.js
4 7 (18.92%) Spring Boot
5 5 (13.51%) .NET
5 5 (13.51%) Dropwizard
6 4 (10.81%) Web Services
7 3 (8.11%) .NET Core
7 3 (8.11%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (8.11%) Hystrix
7 3 (8.11%) Kafka
7 3 (8.11%) React
7 3 (8.11%) Scalatra
7 3 (8.11%) Spring MVC
7 3 (8.11%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (8.11%) Replication
1 3 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (75.68%) TDD
3 23 (62.16%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (45.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (43.24%) DevOps
6 15 (40.54%) Kanban
6 15 (40.54%) Scrum
7 14 (37.84%) BDD
8 13 (35.14%) E-Commerce
9 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
10 8 (21.62%) MVC
11 7 (18.92%) Domain-Driven Design
11 7 (18.92%) Web Development
12 6 (16.22%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (16.22%) Pair Programming
12 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
13 5 (13.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 5 (13.51%) OO
14 3 (8.11%) Break/Fix
14 3 (8.11%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) Java
2 22 (59.46%) Java 8
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.92%) C#
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
6 5 (13.51%) Groovy
6 5 (13.51%) Ruby
7 4 (10.81%) Python
8 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (8.11%) Perl
8 3 (8.11%) PHP
9 2 (5.41%) ES6
9 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Ansible
1 3 (8.11%) HAProxy
1 3 (8.11%) Kibana
1 3 (8.11%) logstash
1 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Google
1 6 (16.22%) New Relic
2 3 (8.11%) F5
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Percona
2 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
2 3 (8.11%) Splunk
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian