Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 80 69
Rank change year-on-year +64 -11 +66
Contract jobs citing Microservices 256 52 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.16% 2.46% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.37% 2.79% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 47 65
Leeds median daily rate £430 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -5.56% +25.00%
10th Percentile £328 £349 £361
90th Percentile £550 £500 £675
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +2.33% -4.44% +25.00%
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 2,251 1,863 2,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.33% 88.04% 87.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,556 1,261 1,768
Leeds median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £300
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 15 34
Leeds median hourly rate £25.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.21% +17.31% -25.71%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.45 £35.35 £21.58
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -15.52% -17.14%

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 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 197 (76.95%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (73.05%) Java
3 157 (61.33%) TDD
4 118 (46.09%) JavaScript
5 103 (40.23%) Git (software)
6 97 (37.89%) Jenkins
7 95 (37.11%) Spring
8 81 (31.64%) Spring Boot
9 79 (30.86%) RESTful
10 76 (29.69%) Software Engineering
11 74 (28.91%) Test Automation
11 74 (28.91%) Node.js
12 72 (28.13%) Scrum
13 63 (24.61%) BDD
14 62 (24.22%) .NET
15 61 (23.83%) NoSQL
16 60 (23.44%) Java 8
17 59 (23.05%) SQL
18 54 (21.09%) REST
19 51 (19.92%) Docker
20 50 (19.53%) C#
21 49 (19.14%) Linux
22 48 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
23 47 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
23 47 (18.36%) JIRA
23 47 (18.36%) Hibernate
24 46 (17.97%) Kafka
25 45 (17.58%) Open Source
25 45 (17.58%) Confluence
26 44 (17.19%) ASP.NET

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 45 (17.58%) Confluence
2 31 (12.11%) Apache
3 13 (5.08%) nginx
4 11 (4.30%) CMS
5 10 (3.91%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.34%) IIS
6 6 (2.34%) Jetty
6 6 (2.34%) Mongrel
6 6 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.34%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.17%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.39%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 48 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (14.06%) Slack
3 31 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.52%) GitHub
5 7 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.73%) npm
6 6 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.34%) Google App Engine
7 5 (1.95%) SaaS
8 4 (1.56%) PaaS
9 2 (0.78%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.78%) IaaS
9 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.38%) HTTP
2 6 (2.34%) DHCP
2 6 (2.34%) DNS
2 6 (2.34%) FTP
2 6 (2.34%) IPsec
2 6 (2.34%) SSL
2 6 (2.34%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.17%) Skype
3 3 (1.17%) SMS
4 2 (0.78%) AMQP
4 2 (0.78%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.78%) SAN
5 1 (0.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (23.83%) NoSQL
2 42 (16.41%) MySQL
3 41 (16.02%) MongoDB
4 40 (15.63%) SQL Server
5 31 (12.11%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (8.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (6.25%) Apache Hive
9 14 (5.47%) Big Data
9 14 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.73%) Redis
11 6 (2.34%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.78%) HBase
14 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 103 (40.23%) Git (software)
2 97 (37.89%) Jenkins
3 47 (18.36%) JIRA
4 41 (16.02%) Maven
5 32 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 28 (10.94%) JUnit
7 26 (10.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (8.20%) Jasmine
9 15 (5.86%) Artifactory
10 12 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (3.91%) webpack
12 9 (3.52%) MSTest
12 9 (3.52%) NUnit
13 8 (3.13%) SonarQube
14 6 (2.34%) Mercurial
14 6 (2.34%) Travis CI
15 5 (1.95%) gulp
15 5 (1.95%) Selenium
16 3 (1.17%) Mockito
16 3 (1.17%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (3.91%) Games
2 7 (2.73%) Banking
2 7 (2.73%) Law
3 4 (1.56%) Finance
3 4 (1.56%) Retail
4 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 175 (68.36%) Developer
2 123 (48.05%) Java Developer
3 32 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 31 (12.11%) Software Engineer
5 25 (9.77%) Senior Developer
6 23 (8.98%) Architect
7 21 (8.20%) C# Developer
8 20 (7.81%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (7.03%) Java Engineer
9 18 (7.03%) Software Developer
10 17 (6.64%) Java Software Developer
10 17 (6.64%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (5.08%) Java Software Engineer
13 10 (3.91%) Applications Architect
14 9 (3.52%) Agile Java Developer
14 9 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (3.52%) AWS Developer
14 9 (3.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (3.52%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (37.11%) Spring
2 81 (31.64%) Spring Boot
3 79 (30.86%) RESTful
4 74 (28.91%) Node.js
5 62 (24.22%) .NET
6 54 (21.09%) REST
7 47 (18.36%) Hibernate
8 46 (17.97%) Kafka
9 44 (17.19%) ASP.NET
10 41 (16.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (15.23%) AngularJS
12 38 (14.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (13.67%) RabbitMQ
14 34 (13.28%) CSS
15 33 (12.89%) HTML
16 27 (10.55%) CSS3
17 26 (10.16%) HTML5
18 23 (8.98%) ActiveMQ
19 20 (7.81%) Dropwizard
20 18 (7.03%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.69%) User Experience
4 10 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.73%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.95%) Clustering
6 5 (1.95%) Online Games
7 4 (1.56%) NHS
8 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.39%) Life Science
10 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) PKI
10 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.14%) Linux
2 33 (12.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (5.86%) Android
4 14 (5.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.78%) VMS
6 1 (0.39%) AIX
6 1 (0.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (76.95%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (61.33%) TDD
3 76 (29.69%) Software Engineering
4 74 (28.91%) Test Automation
5 72 (28.13%) Scrum
6 63 (24.61%) BDD
7 47 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (17.58%) Open Source
9 41 (16.02%) DevOps
10 40 (15.63%) Kanban
10 40 (15.63%) OO
11 39 (15.23%) MVC
12 35 (13.67%) Mentoring
12 35 (13.67%) SOA
13 31 (12.11%) Coaching
14 29 (11.33%) SFIA
15 23 (8.98%) OOP
16 21 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (8.20%) Integration Testing
17 17 (6.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 187 (73.05%) Java
2 118 (46.09%) JavaScript
3 60 (23.44%) Java 8
4 59 (23.05%) SQL
5 50 (19.53%) C#
6 21 (8.20%) Python
7 20 (7.81%) PHP
8 16 (6.25%) Scala
9 13 (5.08%) Kotlin
10 11 (4.30%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.13%) Clojure
11 8 (3.13%) Groovy
12 7 (2.73%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.73%) Perl
13 6 (2.34%) Go
13 6 (2.34%) Ruby
13 6 (2.34%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.95%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.17%) ES6
15 3 (1.17%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 17 (6.64%) SC Cleared
1 17 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.39%) Degree
3 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.91%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) PMO
2 3 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 51 (19.92%) Docker
2 14 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.34%) Xen
5 2 (0.78%) Varnish
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (13.28%) Puppet
2 31 (12.11%) Terraform
3 15 (5.86%) Grafana
3 15 (5.86%) Graylog
4 11 (4.30%) Ansible
5 4 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (10.16%) Red Hat
2 17 (6.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.69%) Sitecore
3 12 (4.69%) Xamarin
4 8 (3.13%) Google
5 7 (2.73%) VMware
6 5 (1.95%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.56%) Adobe
8 3 (1.17%) Zend
9 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.78%) F5
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle
10 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.39%) Splunk