Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 70 76
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 +18
Contract jobs citing Microservices 37 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.60% 1.97% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 2.36% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 14
Hertfordshire median daily rate £563 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +40.00%
10th Percentile £479 £394 £281
90th Percentile £613 £556 £544
East of England median daily rate £513 £510 £525
% change year-on-year +0.49% -2.86% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 1,171 1,269 1,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.18% 83.54% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 637 613
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 58 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.74 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -52.00% +74.42%
10th Percentile £11.83 £13.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.25 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.88 £33.17 £32.50
% change year-on-year -43.09% +2.05% +8.33%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 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
Welwyn Garden City 0 7 £563 +7.14% 1
Hitchin - 5 £510 -
Watford +3 4 £600 +26.32% 2
Stevenage -8 2 £475 -5.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 - - 3
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 35 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (89.19%) Java
3 21 (56.76%) TDD
4 20 (54.05%) Java 8
5 14 (37.84%) Spring
5 14 (37.84%) Scrum
5 14 (37.84%) Spring Boot
6 13 (35.14%) AngularJS
7 12 (32.43%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (29.73%) Finance
8 11 (29.73%) REST
9 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
9 9 (24.32%) Kanban
9 9 (24.32%) .NET
10 7 (18.92%) SOA
10 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (18.92%) MVC
10 7 (18.92%) Retail
10 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
10 7 (18.92%) BDD
10 7 (18.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (16.22%) DevOps
11 6 (16.22%) Docker
11 6 (16.22%) JIRA
11 6 (16.22%) SOAP
11 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
12 5 (13.51%) Web Services
12 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
12 5 (13.51%) VB
12 5 (13.51%) VB.NET

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 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) nginx
2 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.70%) Heroku
2 1 (2.70%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) FTP
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) SSL
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.41%) Redis
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) gulp
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) Grunt
4 2 (5.41%) IntelliJ
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Gatling
5 1 (2.70%) Geb
5 1 (2.70%) GitLab
5 1 (2.70%) Gradle
5 1 (2.70%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) Selenium
5 1 (2.70%) Spock
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) French Language
3 1 (2.70%) German Language
3 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
1 21 (56.76%) Java Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Senior Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Senior Java Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Architect
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Angular Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Agile Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) Spring
1 14 (37.84%) Spring Boot
2 13 (35.14%) AngularJS
3 11 (29.73%) REST
4 9 (24.32%) .NET
5 6 (16.22%) SOAP
6 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
6 5 (13.51%) Angular 2
6 5 (13.51%) Spring MVC
6 5 (13.51%) Web Services
7 3 (8.11%) CSS
7 3 (8.11%) Dropwizard
7 3 (8.11%) HTML
7 3 (8.11%) HTML5
7 3 (8.11%) Node.js
8 2 (5.41%) Akka
8 2 (5.41%) Hystrix
8 2 (5.41%) Play Framework
8 2 (5.41%) RESTful
8 2 (5.41%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.41%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) TDD
3 14 (37.84%) Scrum
4 9 (24.32%) Kanban
5 7 (18.92%) BDD
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 7 (18.92%) MVC
5 7 (18.92%) SOA
5 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
6 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.51%) ArchiMate
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.51%) Multichannel Retail
7 5 (13.51%) Project Management
7 5 (13.51%) Six Sigma
7 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
7 5 (13.51%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (89.19%) Java
2 20 (54.05%) Java 8
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) VB
3 5 (13.51%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.41%) Groovy
4 2 (5.41%) Scala
5 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) ES6
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (2.70%) HAProxy
1 1 (2.70%) Kibana
1 1 (2.70%) logstash
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) New Relic
2 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
2 1 (2.70%) Splunk