Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 20 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +32
Contract jobs citing Microservices 1,464 2,222 3,238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 8.30% 7.45% 7.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.40% 8.50% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,310 1,705 2,544
Median daily rate £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £425
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £68.00 - £57.50
England median hourly rate £58.00 £52.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -9.57% +27.78%

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 15,581 26,142 39,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.37% 87.60% 88.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,122 19,029 28,448
Median daily rate £500 £513 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +0.49% +2.00%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £325
90th Percentile £700 £694 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 316 390
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.30% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £17.01 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.80 £53.14 £47.50
Median hourly rate £26.81 £20.79 £21.76
% change year-on-year +28.93% -4.46% -0.14%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -2 181 £545 -0.91% 186
South London +10 31 £505 -1.46% 14
West London +14 22 £538 +7.50% 64
East London +4 15 £538 -2.27% 25
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 756 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 747 (51.02%) Java
3 573 (39.14%) AWS
4 461 (31.49%) Kubernetes
5 448 (30.60%) Azure
6 416 (28.42%) DevOps
7 407 (27.80%) Docker
8 401 (27.39%) Spring
9 370 (25.27%) Finance
10 332 (22.68%) TDD
11 321 (21.93%) Spring Boot
12 304 (20.77%) Python
13 302 (20.63%) Jenkins
14 301 (20.56%) SQL
15 285 (19.47%) Banking
16 274 (18.72%) JavaScript
17 268 (18.31%) Git (software)
18 262 (17.90%) Software Engineering
19 254 (17.35%) REST
20 243 (16.60%) .NET
21 242 (16.53%) Java 8
22 241 (16.46%) Kafka
23 227 (15.51%) C#
24 205 (14.00%) GCP
25 204 (13.93%) Scrum
25 204 (13.93%) Web Services
26 201 (13.73%) React
27 197 (13.46%) BDD
28 190 (12.98%) Test Automation
29 181 (12.36%) 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 78 (5.33%) Apache
2 58 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
3 55 (3.76%) Confluence
4 48 (3.28%) Red Hat Fuse
5 44 (3.01%) JBoss
6 42 (2.87%) Cloud Foundry
7 30 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
8 29 (1.98%) Apache Spark
9 20 (1.37%) Mule
10 18 (1.23%) Camunda
11 16 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.96%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.82%) SharePoint
14 11 (0.75%) Apache ServiceMix
14 11 (0.75%) CMS
14 11 (0.75%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.68%) nginx
16 8 (0.55%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.55%) NServiceBus
17 7 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.27%) Adobe XD
2 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.14%) Sketch
5 1 (0.068%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.068%) Blender
5 1 (0.068%) Maya
5 1 (0.068%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.068%) Magento
3 1 (0.068%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.068%) Summit
3 1 (0.068%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 573 (39.14%) AWS
2 448 (30.60%) Azure
3 205 (14.00%) GCP
4 164 (11.20%) Serverless
5 112 (7.65%) AWS Lambda
6 75 (5.12%) GitHub
7 74 (5.05%) Apigee
8 65 (4.44%) PaaS
9 61 (4.17%) OpenShift
10 60 (4.10%) Amazon ECS
11 48 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
12 45 (3.07%) IaaS
13 44 (3.01%) Logic Apps
14 40 (2.73%) SaaS
15 37 (2.53%) Amazon S3
16 36 (2.46%) Azure Functions
17 35 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
18 30 (2.05%) Amazon EKS
19 29 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
20 25 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.12%) HTTP
2 14 (0.96%) Internet
3 10 (0.68%) DNS
3 10 (0.68%) Firewall
4 9 (0.61%) VPN
5 8 (0.55%) SSL
6 7 (0.48%) Network Security
7 6 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.34%) WAN
9 4 (0.27%) FTP
9 4 (0.27%) LAN
9 4 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.27%) SSH
9 4 (0.27%) VLAN
10 3 (0.20%) AMQP
10 3 (0.20%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.20%) SNMP
10 3 (0.20%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.14%) Extranet
11 2 (0.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 135 (9.22%) NoSQL
2 135 (9.22%) PostgreSQL
3 107 (7.31%) MySQL
4 100 (6.83%) MongoDB
5 96 (6.56%) Relational Database
6 53 (3.62%) Big Data
7 49 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 47 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (2.73%) Redis
10 38 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (2.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 37 (2.53%) Hadoop
12 26 (1.78%) RDBMS
13 23 (1.57%) BigQuery
14 22 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
16 15 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 15 (1.02%) Hazelcast
17 14 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 302 (20.63%) Jenkins
2 268 (18.31%) Git (software)
3 137 (9.36%) Maven
4 131 (8.95%) JIRA
5 88 (6.01%) GitLab
6 72 (4.92%) JUnit
7 70 (4.78%) Cucumber
8 52 (3.55%) Artifactory
9 51 (3.48%) Gradle
10 46 (3.14%) SonarQube
11 39 (2.66%) Selenium
12 36 (2.46%) Subversion
13 32 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (2.12%) TeamCity
15 27 (1.84%) Mockito
16 23 (1.57%) CircleCI
17 22 (1.50%) Hudson
18 21 (1.43%) gulp
19 19 (1.30%) Cypress.io
20 18 (1.23%) webpack
General
1 370 (25.27%) Finance
2 285 (19.47%) Banking
3 66 (4.51%) Front Office
4 53 (3.62%) Public Sector
5 48 (3.28%) Investment Banking
6 39 (2.66%) Retail
7 25 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.57%) Back Office
9 15 (1.02%) Games
10 12 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.82%) Marketing
11 11 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.55%) Advertising
13 7 (0.48%) Electronics
14 4 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.14%) French Language
15 2 (0.14%) German Language
15 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 790 (53.96%) Developer
2 402 (27.46%) Java Developer
3 225 (15.37%) Architect
4 157 (10.72%) Senior Developer
5 114 (7.79%) AWS Developer
6 113 (7.72%) Software Engineer
7 111 (7.58%) Java Engineer
8 102 (6.97%) Solutions Architect
9 93 (6.35%) Full Stack Developer
10 85 (5.81%) .NET Developer
11 77 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
12 76 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
13 67 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
14 58 (3.96%) Python Developer
15 55 (3.76%) AWS Software Engineer
16 49 (3.35%) React Developer
17 45 (3.07%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 45 (3.07%) Java Software Engineer
18 41 (2.80%) Java Software Developer
19 40 (2.73%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (27.39%) Spring
2 321 (21.93%) Spring Boot
3 254 (17.35%) REST
4 243 (16.60%) .NET
5 241 (16.46%) Kafka
6 204 (13.93%) Web Services
7 201 (13.73%) React
8 181 (12.36%) Node.js
9 168 (11.48%) AngularJS
10 157 (10.72%) RESTful
11 153 (10.45%) .NET Core
12 119 (8.13%) HTML
13 94 (6.42%) JSON
14 92 (6.28%) CSS
15 79 (5.40%) HTML5
16 78 (5.33%) Hibernate
17 74 (5.05%) XML
18 71 (4.85%) GraphQL
19 69 (4.71%) Swagger
20 68 (4.64%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.77%) Greenfield Project
2 79 (5.40%) Cloud Native
3 68 (4.64%) Mobile App
4 61 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (3.76%) User Experience
6 51 (3.48%) Hedge funds
7 46 (3.14%) Public Cloud
8 43 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (2.60%) Derivative
10 35 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 30 (2.05%) Clustering
11 30 (2.05%) Fixed Income
12 24 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 21 (1.43%) Equities
14 19 (1.30%) Credit Risk
14 19 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
15 17 (1.16%) Algorithms
16 16 (1.09%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.96%) Management Information System
18 13 (0.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 122 (8.33%) Linux
2 48 (3.28%) Windows
3 46 (3.14%) Unix
4 15 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.75%) Android
5 11 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.68%) CentOS
7 9 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.41%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.27%) Debian
9 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.14%) Fedora
12 1 (0.068%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.068%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (28.42%) DevOps
3 332 (22.68%) TDD
4 262 (17.90%) Software Engineering
5 204 (13.93%) Scrum
6 197 (13.46%) BDD
7 190 (12.98%) Test Automation
8 177 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
9 152 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 127 (8.67%) Open Source
11 124 (8.47%) OO
12 115 (7.86%) SDLC
13 112 (7.65%) Unit Testing
14 106 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
15 91 (6.22%) Fintech
16 81 (5.53%) Mentoring
17 75 (5.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 75 (5.12%) SOA
18 74 (5.05%) Multithreading
19 71 (4.85%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 747 (51.02%) Java
2 304 (20.77%) Python
3 301 (20.56%) SQL
4 274 (18.72%) JavaScript
5 242 (16.53%) Java 8
6 227 (15.51%) C#
7 89 (6.08%) Kotlin
8 86 (5.87%) Scala
9 83 (5.67%) Go
10 76 (5.19%) TypeScript
11 44 (3.01%) PL/SQL
11 44 (3.01%) T-SQL
12 37 (2.53%) C++
13 34 (2.32%) PowerShell
14 26 (1.78%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.78%) Ruby
15 25 (1.71%) ES6
16 17 (1.16%) PHP
17 14 (0.96%) Perl
18 11 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 135 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 55 (3.76%) Degree
4 35 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.57%) Master's Degree
6 16 (1.09%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.89%) AWS Certification
8 12 (0.82%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.14%) Novell Certification
12 1 (0.068%) CISA
12 1 (0.068%) PhD
12 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.068%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.37%) QA
2 7 (0.48%) GDPR
3 6 (0.41%) MiFID
4 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.34%) SLA
5 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) NIST
6 3 (0.20%) Basel III
6 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) PSD2
8 1 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.068%) NCSC
8 1 (0.068%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.068%) SEPA
8 1 (0.068%) TARGET2
System Software
1 407 (27.80%) Docker
2 21 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.27%) HDFS
3 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.27%) vSphere
4 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.14%) KVM
5 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.14%) Postfix
6 1 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.068%) LXC
Systems Management
1 461 (31.49%) Kubernetes
2 173 (11.82%) Terraform
3 70 (4.78%) Ansible
4 66 (4.51%) Prometheus
5 32 (2.19%) Grafana
6 29 (1.98%) Puppet
7 21 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (0.96%) Kibana
9 9 (0.61%) Salt
10 7 (0.48%) Istio
11 6 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.41%) logstash
11 6 (0.41%) Mesos
12 5 (0.34%) Consul
12 5 (0.34%) Rundeck
12 5 (0.34%) Zipkin
13 4 (0.27%) Packer
13 4 (0.27%) Rancher
13 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.20%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 131 (8.95%) Oracle
2 125 (8.54%) Google
3 101 (6.90%) MuleSoft
4 88 (6.01%) Microsoft
5 54 (3.69%) Splunk
6 39 (2.66%) AppDynamics
7 36 (2.46%) Atlassian
8 26 (1.78%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.71%) Sybase
10 16 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.02%) Confluent
12 14 (0.96%) Axway
12 14 (0.96%) Murex
13 13 (0.89%) Dell
13 13 (0.89%) webMethods
14 12 (0.82%) Databricks
14 12 (0.82%) VMware
15 11 (0.75%) SAP
15 11 (0.75%) TIBCO
16 10 (0.68%) Fiorano