Period
to 23 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 23 July 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 45 65
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 +2
Contract jobs citing Microservices 20 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.82% 1.09% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 1.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 1
Kent median daily rate £630 £350 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -46.15% -13.33%
10th Percentile £475 £338 £625
90th Percentile £688 £363 £675
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £52.50 - £42.50

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 438 371 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 83.59% 80.65% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 238 329
Kent median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +11.33% -
10th Percentile £233 £275 £205
90th Percentile £630 £602 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £416
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.50% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 21
Kent median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +46.09% -31.55%
10th Percentile £40.00 £11.65 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.08 £49.65 £29.92
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +25.99% +27.17% -15.89%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Kent

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Kent

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Kent over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Kent

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the Kent region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Tonbridge - 6 £675 -
West Malling - 4 £525 - 2
Maidstone - 3 £500 -
Chatham - 1 - -
Microservices
South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Kent region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 13 (65.00%) DevOps
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Service Design
4 7 (35.00%) PaaS
4 7 (35.00%) .NET
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Information Management
5 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (25.00%) Information Security
6 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (20.00%) C#
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (20.00%) NuGet
7 4 (20.00%) Puppet
7 4 (20.00%) IaaS
7 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (20.00%) Docker
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (35.00%) PaaS
3 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (20.00%) IaaS
4 4 (20.00%) npm
4 4 (20.00%) NuGet
5 3 (15.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (10.00%) Azure Functions
6 2 (10.00%) Serverless
7 1 (5.00%) Apigee
7 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (15.00%) Data Lake
3 3 (15.00%) NewSQL
4 1 (5.00%) Power BI
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) Bower
2 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Architect
2 9 (45.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Azure Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) AWS Architect
5 2 (10.00%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Coach
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
6 1 (5.00%) Angular Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Core
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (5.00%) SAML
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) Velocity
5 1 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) DevOps
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Service Design
4 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) Information Management
5 5 (25.00%) Information Security
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Commercial Awareness
7 3 (15.00%) Fintech
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.00%) SDLC
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) Task Automation
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CISM
1 1 (5.00%) CISSP
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.00%) VMware