Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 78 90
Rank change year-on-year +19 +12 +17
Contract jobs citing Microservices 43 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.64% 1.42% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 1.73% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £538 £525 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +58.49% -
10th Percentile £459 £330 £269
90th Percentile £569 £605 £430
East of England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
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 1,324 1,159 1,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.18% 82.02% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 572 627
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 67 51
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.43 £16.81 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.69% -15.98% -4.77%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £11.05
90th Percentile £47.05 £44.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +2.82%

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 September 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 September 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 14 £563 +7.14% 1
Watford +8 9 £538 +13.16% 3
Hitchin 0 5 £510 +45.71% 1
Hemel Hempstead -5 4 £413 -
St Albans - 2 £538 - 7
Hatfield -2 1 £525 +20.00%
Royston - 1 - -
Microservices
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 36 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (81.40%) Java
3 32 (74.42%) TDD
4 31 (72.09%) Java 8
5 22 (51.16%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (48.84%) Scrum
7 19 (44.19%) Spring
7 19 (44.19%) AngularJS
7 19 (44.19%) Spring Boot
8 18 (41.86%) REST
9 17 (39.53%) DevOps
9 17 (39.53%) Kanban
10 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
10 15 (34.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (32.56%) BDD
11 14 (32.56%) Software Engineering
11 14 (32.56%) SOAP
12 13 (30.23%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (27.91%) E-Commerce
13 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
14 11 (25.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 10 (23.26%) Finance
15 10 (23.26%) MongoDB
16 9 (20.93%) MVC
17 8 (18.60%) Retail
17 8 (18.60%) HTML
17 8 (18.60%) Web Services
17 8 (18.60%) CSS
17 8 (18.60%) New Relic

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 7 (16.28%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (9.30%) nginx
2 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (9.30%) Stackdriver
3 3 (6.98%) Heroku
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) DNS
1 6 (13.95%) HTTP
1 6 (13.95%) SSL
1 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) Firewall
2 3 (6.98%) FTP
2 3 (6.98%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.98%) Wireless
3 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.30%) Big Data
3 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.28%) gulp
2 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.63%) JIRA
4 4 (9.30%) Grunt
4 4 (9.30%) IntelliJ
5 3 (6.98%) Artifactory
5 3 (6.98%) GitLab
5 3 (6.98%) Gradle
5 3 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (6.98%) Spock
6 2 (4.65%) Gatling
6 2 (4.65%) Geb
7 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Advertising
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (83.72%) Developer
2 33 (76.74%) Java Developer
3 20 (46.51%) Senior Developer
3 20 (46.51%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Agile Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Angular Developer
6 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Agile Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Java Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (44.19%) AngularJS
1 19 (44.19%) Spring
1 19 (44.19%) Spring Boot
2 18 (41.86%) REST
3 14 (32.56%) SOAP
4 8 (18.60%) CSS
4 8 (18.60%) HTML
4 8 (18.60%) Web Services
5 7 (16.28%) Dropwizard
5 7 (16.28%) HTML5
6 6 (13.95%) Angular 2
7 5 (11.63%) Node.js
7 5 (11.63%) Spring MVC
8 4 (9.30%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (9.30%) Hystrix
8 4 (9.30%) React
8 4 (9.30%) Scalatra
9 3 (6.98%) OAuth2
9 3 (6.98%) Play Framework
9 3 (6.98%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.98%) Replication
2 3 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (74.42%) TDD
3 22 (51.16%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (48.84%) Scrum
5 17 (39.53%) DevOps
5 17 (39.53%) Kanban
6 15 (34.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (32.56%) BDD
7 14 (32.56%) Software Engineering
8 12 (27.91%) E-Commerce
9 11 (25.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 9 (20.93%) MVC
11 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
12 7 (16.28%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (16.28%) Domain-Driven Design
13 5 (11.63%) Pair Programming
14 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
14 4 (9.30%) Refactoring
14 4 (9.30%) SOA
14 4 (9.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) Java
2 31 (72.09%) Java 8
3 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) Groovy
5 5 (11.63%) Python
6 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.30%) Perl
6 4 (9.30%) PHP
6 4 (9.30%) Ruby
6 4 (9.30%) SQL
7 3 (6.98%) C#
7 3 (6.98%) ES6
7 3 (6.98%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Ansible
1 4 (9.30%) HAProxy
1 4 (9.30%) Kibana
1 4 (9.30%) logstash
1 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.98%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) New Relic
2 4 (9.30%) Google
2 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
2 4 (9.30%) Splunk
3 3 (6.98%) F5
3 3 (6.98%) Percona
4 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft