Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 25 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 44 53
Rank change year-on-year +30 +9 +77
Contract jobs citing Microservices 251 97 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.00% 4.49% 3.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.14% 5.06% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 114 86
Leeds median daily rate £438 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £371 £375 £363
90th Percentile £550 £645 £613
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -7.37% - +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire 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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,253 1,916 2,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.76% 88.62% 90.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,571 1,327 1,755
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £279 £300
90th Percentile £551 £550 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 37
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -0.70%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.83 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.00 £35.35 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% +6.66%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Leeds

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Leeds

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Leeds over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 172 (68.53%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (59.76%) Java
3 134 (53.39%) TDD
4 119 (47.41%) JavaScript
5 70 (27.89%) Git (software)
6 67 (26.69%) Amazon AWS
7 64 (25.50%) Node.js
7 64 (25.50%) Spring
7 64 (25.50%) Jenkins
8 60 (23.90%) Test Automation
9 59 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (23.11%) Spring Boot
11 55 (21.91%) Docker
11 55 (21.91%) DevOps
12 54 (21.51%) Software Engineering
13 52 (20.72%) MySQL
14 51 (20.32%) SQL
14 51 (20.32%) JIRA
15 50 (19.92%) .NET
16 49 (19.52%) REST
17 48 (19.12%) RESTful
17 48 (19.12%) Linux
17 48 (19.12%) AngularJS
18 47 (18.73%) Java 8
18 47 (18.73%) Confluence
19 45 (17.93%) BDD
19 45 (17.93%) C#
20 44 (17.53%) NoSQL
21 42 (16.73%) MVC
22 41 (16.33%) MongoDB

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 47 (18.73%) Confluence
2 24 (9.56%) Apache
3 14 (5.58%) CMS
4 12 (4.78%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (4.38%) nginx
6 6 (2.39%) IIS
6 6 (2.39%) Jetty
6 6 (2.39%) Mongrel
6 6 (2.39%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.39%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.59%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.80%) Mule
9 1 (0.40%) JBoss
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.69%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (12.75%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (10.76%) Slack
4 21 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (6.37%) npm
6 11 (4.38%) GitHub
7 7 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.39%) Google App Engine
8 6 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (1.99%) Route 53
9 5 (1.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.59%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.59%) Serverless
11 2 (0.80%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.80%) PaaS
12 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.36%) HTTP
2 8 (3.19%) SSL
2 8 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.79%) DHCP
3 7 (2.79%) DNS
3 7 (2.79%) FTP
3 7 (2.79%) IPsec
4 3 (1.20%) Skype
4 3 (1.20%) SMS
5 1 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.72%) MySQL
2 44 (17.53%) NoSQL
3 41 (16.33%) MongoDB
4 39 (15.54%) SQL Server
5 19 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (6.37%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.39%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.39%) Big Data
10 6 (2.39%) Redis
10 6 (2.39%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.20%) DB2
13 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.80%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.80%) Parquet
14 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 70 (27.89%) Git (software)
2 64 (25.50%) Jenkins
3 51 (20.32%) JIRA
4 24 (9.56%) Maven
4 24 (9.56%) webpack
5 22 (8.76%) Cucumber
6 20 (7.97%) Selenium
7 17 (6.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (6.77%) Vagrant
8 16 (6.37%) IntelliJ
9 15 (5.98%) PHPUnit
10 14 (5.58%) SonarQube
11 12 (4.78%) gulp
12 11 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (3.59%) Babel
14 8 (3.19%) Artifactory
14 8 (3.19%) Mercurial
15 7 (2.79%) GitLab
15 7 (2.79%) JUnit
15 7 (2.79%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (5.18%) Banking
2 11 (4.38%) Finance
3 5 (1.99%) Games
3 5 (1.99%) Retail
4 1 (0.40%) Advertising
4 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 177 (70.52%) Developer
2 103 (41.04%) Java Developer
3 23 (9.16%) .NET Developer
3 23 (9.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (9.16%) Software Engineer
4 22 (8.76%) Senior Developer
5 20 (7.97%) C# Developer
6 18 (7.17%) AWS Developer
7 17 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (6.77%) PHP Developer
7 17 (6.77%) Software Developer
8 13 (5.18%) Java Software Developer
9 12 (4.78%) Java Engineer
9 12 (4.78%) Senior .NET Developer
10 11 (4.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.38%) Senior C# Developer
11 9 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (3.19%) Sitecore Developer
12 8 (3.19%) UI Developer
13 7 (2.79%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (25.50%) Node.js
1 64 (25.50%) Spring
2 58 (23.11%) Spring Boot
3 50 (19.92%) .NET
4 49 (19.52%) REST
5 48 (19.12%) AngularJS
5 48 (19.12%) RESTful
6 40 (15.94%) ASP.NET
6 40 (15.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (15.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 35 (13.94%) HTML
9 33 (13.15%) CSS
10 32 (12.75%) Hibernate
10 32 (12.75%) HTML5
11 30 (11.95%) React
12 29 (11.55%) CSS3
13 27 (10.76%) Kafka
13 27 (10.76%) Vue.js
14 24 (9.56%) RabbitMQ
15 23 (9.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.96%) User Experience
2 10 (3.98%) Public Cloud
3 4 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.59%) Clustering
3 4 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.59%) NHS
3 4 (1.59%) Online Games
4 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.40%) Life Science
6 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.40%) PKI
6 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.12%) Linux
2 29 (11.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (5.98%) VMS
4 13 (5.18%) Android
5 12 (4.78%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.98%) CentOS
7 4 (1.59%) Unix
8 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (68.53%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (53.39%) TDD
3 60 (23.90%) Test Automation
4 59 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (21.91%) DevOps
6 54 (21.51%) Software Engineering
7 45 (17.93%) BDD
8 42 (16.73%) MVC
9 36 (14.34%) OO
10 34 (13.55%) Scrum
11 31 (12.35%) SOA
12 28 (11.16%) OOP
13 24 (9.56%) Mentoring
14 23 (9.16%) Open Source
15 22 (8.76%) CQRS
16 21 (8.37%) Coaching
16 21 (8.37%) Pair Programming
17 20 (7.97%) Configuration Management
18 17 (6.77%) E-Commerce
18 17 (6.77%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 150 (59.76%) Java
2 119 (47.41%) JavaScript
3 51 (20.32%) SQL
4 47 (18.73%) Java 8
5 45 (17.93%) C#
6 26 (10.36%) Python
7 24 (9.56%) PHP
8 17 (6.77%) PHP 7
9 16 (6.37%) Scala
10 13 (5.18%) T-SQL
11 12 (4.78%) Groovy
12 10 (3.98%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.98%) Clojure
12 10 (3.98%) Perl
13 8 (3.19%) Kotlin
14 7 (2.79%) Ruby
15 6 (2.39%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.99%) Go
16 5 (1.99%) PowerShell
17 3 (1.20%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.20%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.80%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Degree
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.20%) PMO
3 2 (0.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (21.91%) Docker
2 16 (6.37%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.39%) Xen
5 2 (0.80%) HDFS
6 1 (0.40%) Varnish
6 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (14.34%) Puppet
2 31 (12.35%) Terraform
3 15 (5.98%) Grafana
4 14 (5.58%) Ansible
5 9 (3.59%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.39%) Graylog
6 6 (2.39%) Packer
6 6 (2.39%) Prometheus
7 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.59%) Rancher
8 3 (1.20%) Graphite
8 3 (1.20%) Kibana
9 1 (0.40%) Consul
9 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.40%) Nessus
9 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (6.77%) Zend
2 14 (5.58%) Sitecore
3 11 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.19%) Google
5 7 (2.79%) VMware
6 4 (1.59%) Adobe
6 4 (1.59%) Black Duck
6 4 (1.59%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.59%) Oracle
6 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.20%) Splunk
8 2 (0.80%) Sun
8 2 (0.80%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.40%) webMethods