Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 2021 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 17 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 +8
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,606 1,170 2,869
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.71% 8.73% 7.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.46% 9.77% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,900 901 2,201
10th Percentile £425 £413 £438
25th Percentile £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +2.33%
75th Percentile £669 £650 £638
90th Percentile £725 £738 £700
England median daily rate £550 £525 £538
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
10th Percentile £35.00 " £60.63
25th Percentile £43.75 " £61.56
Median hourly rate £57.50 - £63.75
75th Percentile £70.25 " £66.56
90th Percentile £86.40 " £67.88
England median hourly rate £65.50 £31.13 £52.50
% change year-on-year +110.44% -40.71% +16.02%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 30,806 11,975 34,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.13% 89.37% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,156 8,547 25,060
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -0.15% +2.65%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £735 £713 £688
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.84% +0.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 115 390
10th Percentile £14.38 £13.06 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.62 £19.49 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.69 £33.50 £22.17
Median % change year-on-year +3.55% +51.14% +8.12%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.88 £43.75
90th Percentile £66.43 £53.90 £53.00
England median hourly rate £24.27 £26.00 £22.97
% change year-on-year -6.65% +13.22% +17.77%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in London

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in London.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in London

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in London

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microservices in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microservices in London

Microservices
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microservices in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microservices in London

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the London region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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
Central London +2 314 £600 +9.09% 285
South London -7 33 £463 -7.50% 29
West London -4 30 £545 +5.06% 103
East London -1 16 £620 +98.40% 62
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1,293 (49.62%) Java
2 1,261 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 929 (35.65%) Kubernetes
4 892 (34.23%) AWS
5 830 (31.85%) Docker
6 828 (31.77%) DevOps
7 729 (27.97%) Azure
8 682 (26.17%) Spring
9 597 (22.91%) TDD
10 589 (22.60%) Finance
11 532 (20.41%) Spring Boot
12 495 (18.99%) SQL
13 485 (18.61%) JavaScript
14 463 (17.77%) Git (software)
15 451 (17.31%) Python
16 445 (17.08%) Jenkins
17 439 (16.85%) Software Engineering
18 436 (16.73%) Kafka
19 428 (16.42%) Social Skills
20 410 (15.73%) Scrum
21 406 (15.58%) React
22 404 (15.50%) .NET
23 384 (14.74%) C#
24 382 (14.66%) Full Stack Development
25 372 (14.27%) REST
25 372 (14.27%) Test Automation
26 363 (13.93%) Banking
27 356 (13.66%) GCP
28 325 (12.47%) Terraform
29 319 (12.24%) Node.js

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 112 (4.30%) Confluence
2 96 (3.68%) Apache Spark
3 80 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
4 53 (2.03%) Apache
5 33 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 31 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (1.07%) nginx
8 26 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
9 21 (0.81%) Mule
10 20 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 19 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
11 19 (0.73%) JBoss
12 15 (0.58%) Camunda
12 15 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.54%) CMS
13 14 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
16 8 (0.31%) Headless CMS
16 8 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.077%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.077%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.038%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.038%) CPLEX
4 1 (0.038%) Figma
4 1 (0.038%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.038%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.12%) Magento
3 2 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.077%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.077%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.038%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.038%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.038%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.038%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.038%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 892 (34.23%) AWS
2 729 (27.97%) Azure
3 356 (13.66%) GCP
4 297 (11.40%) Serverless
5 190 (7.29%) AWS Lambda
6 172 (6.60%) GitHub
7 140 (5.37%) PaaS
8 120 (4.60%) SaaS
9 111 (4.26%) OpenShift
10 93 (3.57%) IaaS
11 76 (2.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 74 (2.84%) Amazon ECS
13 62 (2.38%) Azure Functions
14 59 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
14 59 (2.26%) Amazon EKS
15 55 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 53 (2.03%) Amazon S3
17 49 (1.88%) Azure Storage
17 49 (1.88%) npm
18 46 (1.77%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.96%) HTTP
2 27 (1.04%) Firewall
3 24 (0.92%) Internet
4 22 (0.84%) DNS
5 19 (0.73%) AMQP
6 14 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 10 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.31%) DHCP
9 7 (0.27%) Broadband
9 7 (0.27%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.27%) SSL
9 7 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.23%) IPv4
10 6 (0.23%) SNMP
10 6 (0.23%) VPN
11 5 (0.19%) MQTT
11 5 (0.19%) SSH
11 5 (0.19%) VLAN
12 4 (0.15%) Intranet
12 4 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (12.24%) NoSQL
2 227 (8.71%) MongoDB
3 177 (6.79%) SQL Server
4 170 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
5 150 (5.76%) Relational Database
6 99 (3.80%) Big Data
7 91 (3.49%) Redis
8 86 (3.30%) MySQL
9 83 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 67 (2.57%) Hadoop
11 62 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 62 (2.38%) RDBMS
12 56 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
13 42 (1.61%) Power BI
14 41 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
15 40 (1.53%) Data Lake
16 38 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
17 36 (1.38%) Oracle Database
18 33 (1.27%) DB2
18 33 (1.27%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 463 (17.77%) Git (software)
2 445 (17.08%) Jenkins
3 227 (8.71%) Maven
4 206 (7.90%) JIRA
5 144 (5.53%) Cucumber
6 112 (4.30%) JUnit
7 111 (4.26%) GitLab
8 97 (3.72%) Mockito
9 90 (3.45%) Selenium
10 80 (3.07%) Gradle
11 74 (2.84%) Subversion
12 63 (2.42%) TeamCity
13 59 (2.26%) Bitbucket
13 59 (2.26%) Mocha
14 55 (2.11%) webpack
15 46 (1.77%) Cypress.io
16 41 (1.57%) Gatling
16 41 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
17 40 (1.53%) SonarQube
18 39 (1.50%) Postman
General
1 589 (22.60%) Finance
2 428 (16.42%) Social Skills
3 363 (13.93%) Banking
4 125 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (4.11%) Front Office
6 96 (3.68%) Retail
7 83 (3.18%) Investment Banking
8 72 (2.76%) Public Sector
9 62 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
10 46 (1.77%) Marketing
11 36 (1.38%) Games
12 29 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 29 (1.11%) Retail Banking
12 29 (1.11%) Telecoms
13 25 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
13 25 (0.96%) Law
14 24 (0.92%) Legal
15 17 (0.65%) Back Office
15 17 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
16 12 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,333 (51.15%) Developer
2 661 (25.36%) Java Developer
3 419 (16.08%) Architect
4 280 (10.74%) Senior Developer
5 184 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
6 161 (6.18%) Senior Java Developer
7 154 (5.91%) Full Stack Developer
8 145 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 130 (4.99%) Software Engineer
10 124 (4.76%) .NET Developer
11 110 (4.22%) C# Developer
12 94 (3.61%) Java Engineer
13 86 (3.30%) Cloud Architect
14 74 (2.84%) AWS Developer
15 69 (2.65%) Azure Architect
16 68 (2.61%) Python Developer
17 60 (2.30%) Python Engineer
18 58 (2.23%) AWS Engineer
19 56 (2.15%) React Developer
20 51 (1.96%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 682 (26.17%) Spring
2 532 (20.41%) Spring Boot
3 436 (16.73%) Kafka
4 406 (15.58%) React
5 404 (15.50%) .NET
6 372 (14.27%) REST
7 319 (12.24%) Node.js
8 280 (10.74%) RESTful
9 248 (9.52%) AngularJS
10 237 (9.09%) .NET Core
11 232 (8.90%) HTML
12 222 (8.52%) Web Services
13 189 (7.25%) CSS
14 178 (6.83%) GraphQL
15 110 (4.22%) JSON
16 109 (4.18%) HTML5
17 108 (4.14%) Hibernate
18 89 (3.42%) OAuth
19 79 (3.03%) .NET Framework
20 77 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 190 (7.29%) Cloud Native
2 155 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (2.61%) User Experience
4 67 (2.57%) Legacy Systems
5 66 (2.53%) Public Cloud
6 64 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 56 (2.15%) Data Structures
9 52 (2.00%) Algorithms
10 50 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
11 48 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
12 41 (1.57%) Fixed Income
13 40 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 39 (1.50%) Legacy Applications
15 37 (1.42%) Data Centre
16 36 (1.38%) Derivative
17 34 (1.30%) Mobile App
18 28 (1.07%) Hedge funds
19 24 (0.92%) Market Risk
19 24 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 249 (9.55%) Linux
2 102 (3.91%) Unix
3 73 (2.80%) Windows
4 26 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (0.73%) Android
6 15 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.46%) Debian
7 12 (0.46%) VMS
8 10 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.31%) CentOS
10 3 (0.12%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.077%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.077%) Solaris
11 2 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.038%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.038%) Tizen
12 1 (0.038%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.038%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,261 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (31.77%) DevOps
3 597 (22.91%) TDD
4 439 (16.85%) Software Engineering
5 410 (15.73%) Scrum
6 382 (14.66%) Full Stack Development
7 372 (14.27%) Test Automation
8 283 (10.86%) BDD
9 256 (9.82%) SDLC
10 234 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
11 171 (6.56%) Open Source
12 163 (6.25%) Infrastructure as Code
13 161 (6.18%) Analytics
14 155 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 153 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
16 151 (5.79%) Pair Programming
17 149 (5.72%) Event-Driven
18 146 (5.60%) Continuous Delivery
19 145 (5.56%) E-Commerce
20 137 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,293 (49.62%) Java
2 495 (18.99%) SQL
3 485 (18.61%) JavaScript
4 451 (17.31%) Python
5 384 (14.74%) C#
6 272 (10.44%) Java 8
7 206 (7.90%) TypeScript
8 139 (5.33%) Go
9 136 (5.22%) Scala
10 131 (5.03%) Java 11
11 96 (3.68%) Kotlin
12 89 (3.42%) C++
13 65 (2.49%) Bash Shell
14 61 (2.34%) PL/SQL
15 56 (2.15%) PowerShell
16 55 (2.11%) Ruby
17 47 (1.80%) T-SQL
18 43 (1.65%) Groovy
19 35 (1.34%) ES6
20 32 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 171 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 157 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 116 (4.45%) Degree
4 49 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (0.88%) AWS Certification
6 22 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (0.19%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.15%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.077%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.077%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.077%) SANS
13 1 (0.038%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.038%) MCSA
13 1 (0.038%) OCP
13 1 (0.038%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.038%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (4.99%) QA
2 42 (1.61%) GDPR
3 34 (1.30%) Accessibility
4 20 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.54%) GRC
6 12 (0.46%) NIST
7 11 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.42%) WCAG
8 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.19%) FedRAMP
10 5 (0.19%) SLA
11 4 (0.15%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.077%) Basel II
12 2 (0.077%) NCSC
12 2 (0.077%) PMO
12 2 (0.077%) PSD2
13 1 (0.038%) COBIT
13 1 (0.038%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 830 (31.85%) Docker
2 29 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.46%) HDFS
3 12 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.38%) vSphere
5 7 (0.27%) OpenAM
6 5 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.15%) NFS
7 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.077%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.077%) iptables
9 2 (0.077%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.038%) KVM
10 1 (0.038%) vCloud
10 1 (0.038%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 929 (35.65%) Kubernetes
2 325 (12.47%) Terraform
3 201 (7.71%) Ansible
4 82 (3.15%) Grafana
5 77 (2.95%) Prometheus
6 46 (1.77%) Puppet
7 33 (1.27%) Kibana
8 28 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (1.04%) Istio
10 17 (0.65%) logstash
11 14 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (0.54%) Oozie
12 11 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.35%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.27%) Mesos
14 7 (0.27%) Nagios
15 6 (0.23%) Graphite
15 6 (0.23%) Netcool
15 6 (0.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 221 (8.48%) Oracle
2 162 (6.22%) Google
3 131 (5.03%) Microsoft
4 80 (3.07%) Splunk
5 77 (2.95%) MuleSoft
6 33 (1.27%) IBM
7 31 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 30 (1.15%) AppDynamics
9 29 (1.11%) SAP
10 28 (1.07%) Databricks
11 27 (1.04%) VMware
12 26 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (0.84%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.81%) New Relic
15 20 (0.77%) Dynatrace
15 20 (0.77%) Sybase
16 19 (0.73%) Cloudera
17 15 (0.58%) Alibaba
17 15 (0.58%) hybris
18 14 (0.54%) Confluent