Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 62 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 +14
Contract jobs citing Microservices 47 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.27% 2.57% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 3.14% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 17
Hertfordshire median daily rate £469 £538 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +22.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £363 £409 £325
90th Percentile £549 £569 £613
East of England median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -11.11%
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 1,217 1,306 1,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.57% 81.93% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 749 554
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £206 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 95 67
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +2.88% -25.18%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.11 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £46.25 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year - -32.04% +3.00%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Watford -6 27 £463 -2.63% 2
Hemel Hempstead +6 4 £399 -3.33% 1
Welwyn Garden City +8 2 £450 -20.00% 3
Hatfield +4 2 £425 -19.05% 2
St Albans +5 1 £575 +6.98% 2
Hertford - 1 £400 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £500 -
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 32 (68.09%) Java
2 28 (59.57%) E-Commerce
3 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (38.30%) WebSphere
5 18 (38.30%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (38.30%) REST
6 17 (36.17%) Spring Boot
7 16 (34.04%) Spring
8 13 (27.66%) Retail
8 13 (27.66%) Docker
9 12 (25.53%) TDD
9 12 (25.53%) .NET
9 12 (25.53%) OO
10 11 (23.40%) JDBC
10 11 (23.40%) JSP
10 11 (23.40%) Servlets
10 11 (23.40%) JMS
10 11 (23.40%) OOP
10 11 (23.40%) Google
10 11 (23.40%) Java EE
10 11 (23.40%) Apache Solr
10 11 (23.40%) JPA
10 11 (23.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (23.40%) JAX-RS
10 11 (23.40%) git-flow
11 10 (21.28%) Java 8
11 10 (21.28%) AngularJS
11 10 (21.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (21.28%) NoSQL

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 18 (38.30%) WebSphere
2 11 (23.40%) Apache Solr
3 10 (21.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (12.77%) Apache
4 6 (12.77%) CMS
5 4 (8.51%) CoreMedia CMS
5 4 (8.51%) IIS
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Fredhopper
1 4 (8.51%) Magento
1 4 (8.51%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (38.30%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (23.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (14.89%) Serverless
5 4 (8.51%) Algolia
5 4 (8.51%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (6.38%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (6.38%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (6.38%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (6.38%) Route 53
7 2 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.13%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (2.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) DNS
1 1 (2.13%) FTP
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) SSL
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) NoSQL
2 6 (12.77%) Jackrabbit
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (8.51%) MySQL
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) git-flow
2 9 (19.15%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.64%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) Selenium
5 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (8.51%) JUnit
5 4 (8.51%) Mockito
6 3 (6.38%) Maven
6 3 (6.38%) Moq
6 3 (6.38%) MSTest
6 3 (6.38%) NUnit
6 3 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.38%) xUnit.net
7 2 (4.26%) Ant
7 2 (4.26%) Gatling
7 2 (4.26%) GitLab
7 2 (4.26%) Gradle
General
1 13 (27.66%) Retail
2 5 (10.64%) Games
3 3 (6.38%) Publishing
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
5 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Developer
2 21 (44.68%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.89%) C# Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Agile Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Angular Developer
6 3 (6.38%) AWS Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Designer
6 3 (6.38%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Agile Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Java Middleware Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) REST
2 17 (36.17%) Spring Boot
3 16 (34.04%) Spring
4 12 (25.53%) .NET
5 11 (23.40%) Java EE
5 11 (23.40%) JAX-RS
5 11 (23.40%) JDBC
5 11 (23.40%) JMS
5 11 (23.40%) JPA
5 11 (23.40%) JSP
5 11 (23.40%) Servlets
6 10 (21.28%) AngularJS
6 10 (21.28%) Web Services
7 9 (19.15%) React
8 7 (14.89%) .NET Core
8 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (14.89%) SOAP
9 6 (12.77%) Middleware
9 6 (12.77%) XML
9 6 (12.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) E-Commerce
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) OO
3 12 (25.53%) TDD
4 11 (23.40%) OOP
5 8 (17.02%) Scrum
5 8 (17.02%) Unit Testing
6 7 (14.89%) DevOps
6 7 (14.89%) SOA
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.51%) BDD
8 4 (8.51%) Content Management
8 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Search
8 4 (8.51%) Multithreading
8 4 (8.51%) MVC
8 4 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (6.38%) Secure Coding
9 3 (6.38%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) C#
2 10 (21.28%) Java 8
3 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) TypeScript
5 4 (8.51%) PHP
6 3 (6.38%) SQL
7 2 (4.26%) Groovy
7 2 (4.26%) VB
7 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.13%) C
8 1 (2.13%) ES6
8 1 (2.13%) Python
8 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.38%) Terraform
3 2 (4.26%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Google
2 5 (10.64%) IBM
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) Adobe
3 4 (8.51%) Elastic Path
3 4 (8.51%) hybris
3 4 (8.51%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (8.51%) SAP
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle