Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 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
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 27 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 +33 +61
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,561 3,393 1,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.50% 7.20% 4.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.56% 8.16% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,917 2,636 1,573
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £419 £413
90th Percentile £688 £675 £640
England median daily rate £525 £525 £511
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.13% +64.29% -36.36%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -24.32% +2.78% -12.20%

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 29,905 41,589 41,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.57% 88.30% 88.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,409 30,014 30,542
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 471 392
London median hourly rate £24.83 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £13.30
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.63 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.63 £22.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +7.39% -10.15% +7.23%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in London

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in London

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in London

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microservices in London

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor 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 11 December 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
Central London +7 642 £550 - 274
South London +10 110 £513 -6.82% 20
East London -5 72 £550 -2.22% 47
West London -9 61 £513 -2.38% 83
North London +7 3 £575 +24.32% 3
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1,290 (50.37%) Java
2 1,264 (49.36%) Agile Software Development
3 839 (32.76%) Docker
4 829 (32.37%) AWS
5 728 (28.43%) DevOps
6 689 (26.90%) Azure
7 669 (26.12%) Kubernetes
8 659 (25.73%) TDD
9 580 (22.65%) JavaScript
10 578 (22.57%) Finance
11 551 (21.52%) Spring
12 500 (19.52%) Python
13 460 (17.96%) SQL
14 448 (17.49%) C#
15 445 (17.38%) REST
16 439 (17.14%) .NET
17 426 (16.63%) Node.js
18 411 (16.05%) Web Services
19 394 (15.38%) Software Engineering
20 386 (15.07%) Git (software)
21 374 (14.60%) BDD
22 373 (14.56%) Scrum
23 370 (14.45%) Jenkins
23 370 (14.45%) Spring Boot
24 367 (14.33%) AngularJS
25 366 (14.29%) Banking
25 366 (14.29%) Java 8
26 350 (13.67%) Kafka
27 341 (13.32%) NoSQL
28 328 (12.81%) React

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
1 161 (6.29%) Confluence
2 108 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
3 72 (2.81%) Apache Spark
4 46 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 37 (1.44%) Apache
6 30 (1.17%) JBoss
7 29 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 21 (0.82%) nginx
9 18 (0.70%) IIS
10 16 (0.62%) CMS
11 14 (0.55%) ArcGIS
11 14 (0.55%) NServiceBus
12 13 (0.51%) GeoServer
12 13 (0.51%) Jupyter
13 12 (0.47%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.39%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.35%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.31%) Jetty
17 8 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.078%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (1.48%) FINCAD Analytics
2 19 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.31%) PolarLake
3 8 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 6 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.16%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.16%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.039%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 829 (32.37%) AWS
2 689 (26.90%) Azure
3 238 (9.29%) Serverless
4 217 (8.47%) GCP
5 149 (5.82%) AWS Lambda
6 93 (3.63%) PaaS
7 91 (3.55%) GitHub
8 87 (3.40%) OpenShift
9 67 (2.62%) Amazon S3
10 64 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
11 60 (2.34%) SaaS
12 55 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
13 44 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
14 41 (1.60%) IaaS
15 40 (1.56%) AWS Step Functions
15 40 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
16 35 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
17 34 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
18 31 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
19 30 (1.17%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.19%) HTTP
2 28 (1.09%) FTP
3 21 (0.82%) DNS
4 18 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.62%) VPN
6 15 (0.59%) SSL
7 13 (0.51%) Internet
8 12 (0.47%) MQTT
9 11 (0.43%) DHCP
10 10 (0.39%) Firewall
11 5 (0.20%) 4G
11 5 (0.20%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.16%) DSL
12 4 (0.16%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.12%) Network Security
14 2 (0.078%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (0.078%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.078%) LAN
14 2 (0.078%) SSH
14 2 (0.078%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (13.32%) NoSQL
2 261 (10.19%) PostgreSQL
3 224 (8.75%) SQL Server
4 220 (8.59%) MongoDB
5 173 (6.76%) MySQL
6 170 (6.64%) Relational Database
7 120 (4.69%) Big Data
8 97 (3.79%) Redis
9 96 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 86 (3.36%) RDBMS
11 80 (3.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 76 (2.97%) Hadoop
13 63 (2.46%) Amazon Aurora
14 61 (2.38%) Amazon Athena
15 56 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
16 53 (2.07%) Cosmos DB
17 44 (1.72%) HBase
18 37 (1.44%) Neo4j
19 35 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
19 35 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 386 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 370 (14.45%) Jenkins
3 229 (8.94%) JIRA
4 144 (5.62%) Maven
5 122 (4.76%) JUnit
6 80 (3.12%) Gradle
7 78 (3.05%) TeamCity
8 76 (2.97%) Mockito
9 70 (2.73%) Cucumber
10 68 (2.66%) Selenium
11 50 (1.95%) CircleCI
12 48 (1.87%) GitLab
13 45 (1.76%) Subversion
14 42 (1.64%) Bitbucket
14 42 (1.64%) SonarQube
15 38 (1.48%) RStudio
16 35 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
17 34 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
18 31 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 29 (1.13%) Artifactory
General
1 578 (22.57%) Finance
2 366 (14.29%) Banking
3 161 (6.29%) Front Office
4 79 (3.08%) Public Sector
5 75 (2.93%) Law
6 69 (2.69%) Retail
7 58 (2.26%) Investment Banking
8 52 (2.03%) Marketing
9 32 (1.25%) Games
10 30 (1.17%) Legal
11 23 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 21 (0.82%) Telecoms
13 13 (0.51%) Advertising
14 12 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.35%) Back Office
16 8 (0.31%) Publishing
17 6 (0.23%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.16%) Electronics
18 4 (0.16%) Manufacturing
19 2 (0.078%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,536 (59.98%) Developer
2 699 (27.29%) Java Developer
3 303 (11.83%) Senior Developer
4 226 (8.82%) Architect
5 195 (7.61%) DevOps Engineer
6 161 (6.29%) .NET Developer
7 152 (5.94%) AWS Developer
8 151 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
9 149 (5.82%) Python Developer
10 148 (5.78%) React Developer
11 144 (5.62%) Senior Java Developer
12 140 (5.47%) C# Developer
13 132 (5.15%) Software Engineer
14 123 (4.80%) AWS Engineer
15 122 (4.76%) Java Engineer
16 84 (3.28%) Node.js Developer
17 75 (2.93%) Lead Developer
18 74 (2.89%) Backend Developer
19 68 (2.66%) Azure Developer
20 65 (2.54%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (21.52%) Spring
2 445 (17.38%) REST
3 439 (17.14%) .NET
4 426 (16.63%) Node.js
5 411 (16.05%) Web Services
6 370 (14.45%) Spring Boot
7 367 (14.33%) AngularJS
8 350 (13.67%) Kafka
9 328 (12.81%) React
10 302 (11.79%) RESTful
11 202 (7.89%) .NET Core
11 202 (7.89%) HTML
12 198 (7.73%) CSS
13 159 (6.21%) JSON
14 149 (5.82%) J2EE
15 116 (4.53%) .NET Framework
15 116 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
16 115 (4.49%) Hibernate
17 99 (3.87%) Redux
18 96 (3.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 230 (8.98%) Greenfield Project
2 123 (4.80%) Derivative
3 113 (4.41%) Fixed Income
4 107 (4.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 103 (4.02%) Equities
6 79 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 77 (3.01%) Cloud Native
8 74 (2.89%) Mobile App
9 72 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
10 66 (2.58%) User Experience
11 60 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
12 57 (2.23%) Hedge funds
13 49 (1.91%) Public Cloud
14 43 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
15 36 (1.41%) Virtual Team
16 32 (1.25%) Data Structures
17 26 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
18 23 (0.90%) Pricing Data
18 23 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
19 18 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 245 (9.57%) Linux
2 73 (2.85%) Unix
3 57 (2.23%) Windows
4 36 (1.41%) Android
5 22 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.55%) Mac OS
7 9 (0.35%) CoreOS
7 9 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.27%) CentOS
8 7 (0.27%) Debian
9 5 (0.20%) VMS
9 5 (0.20%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.12%) Solaris
12 2 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.078%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.039%) AIX
13 1 (0.039%) Android TV
13 1 (0.039%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,264 (49.36%) Agile Software Development
2 728 (28.43%) DevOps
3 659 (25.73%) TDD
4 394 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 374 (14.60%) BDD
6 373 (14.56%) Scrum
7 275 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
8 250 (9.76%) Test Automation
9 172 (6.72%) Analytics
10 171 (6.68%) Kanban
11 168 (6.56%) MVC
12 165 (6.44%) Fintech
13 163 (6.36%) Pair Programming
14 161 (6.29%) Open Source
15 155 (6.05%) Continuous Delivery
15 155 (6.05%) Mentoring
16 152 (5.94%) Asset Management
17 147 (5.74%) E-Commerce
18 140 (5.47%) Unit Testing
19 136 (5.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,290 (50.37%) Java
2 580 (22.65%) JavaScript
3 500 (19.52%) Python
4 460 (17.96%) SQL
5 448 (17.49%) C#
6 366 (14.29%) Java 8
7 177 (6.91%) TypeScript
8 122 (4.76%) Go
9 114 (4.45%) Scala
10 88 (3.44%) R
11 80 (3.12%) Ruby
12 79 (3.08%) Kotlin
13 59 (2.30%) C++
14 56 (2.19%) Groovy
15 47 (1.84%) ES6
16 42 (1.64%) PowerShell
17 38 (1.48%) PHP
18 37 (1.44%) Shell Script
19 34 (1.33%) Bash Shell
20 32 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 170 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 145 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.37%) Degree
4 34 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (0.94%) AWS Certification
6 21 (0.82%) PhD
7 14 (0.55%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.20%) ISEB
10 5 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.16%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.12%) PMP
13 2 (0.078%) CISSP
13 2 (0.078%) TOGAF Certification
14 1 (0.039%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.44%) QA
2 22 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.43%) PSD2
4 10 (0.39%) MiFID
5 9 (0.35%) GDPR
6 6 (0.23%) EMIR
6 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.16%) PMO
7 4 (0.16%) WCAG
8 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.078%) COBIT
9 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.078%) SLA
10 1 (0.039%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.039%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.039%) NIST
System Software
1 839 (32.76%) Docker
2 33 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.55%) vSphere
5 9 (0.35%) Postfix
6 5 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.20%) XenApp
6 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.16%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.16%) OpenDJ
7 4 (0.16%) OpenIDM
7 4 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.078%) LXC
9 2 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.078%) Varnish
10 1 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 669 (26.12%) Kubernetes
2 266 (10.39%) Terraform
3 180 (7.03%) Ansible
4 79 (3.08%) Puppet
5 63 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (1.44%) Grafana
7 33 (1.29%) Consul
8 32 (1.25%) Packer
9 28 (1.09%) Prometheus
10 25 (0.98%) Kibana
11 22 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (0.51%) Istio
12 13 (0.51%) MIIS
13 12 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.43%) Graphite
14 11 (0.43%) Mesos
14 11 (0.43%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.39%) logstash
15 10 (0.39%) Rancher
16 9 (0.35%) Marathon
Vendors
1 154 (6.01%) Google
2 150 (5.86%) Microsoft
2 150 (5.86%) Oracle
3 52 (2.03%) Sybase
4 46 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
5 43 (1.68%) Red Hat
6 37 (1.44%) Splunk
7 29 (1.13%) IBM
8 27 (1.05%) MuleSoft
9 20 (0.78%) VMware
10 15 (0.59%) Bloomberg
11 14 (0.55%) ESRI
11 14 (0.55%) hybris
12 13 (0.51%) SaltStack
13 12 (0.47%) Cisco
13 12 (0.47%) Databricks
14 11 (0.43%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.39%) Tableau
16 9 (0.35%) Facebook
16 9 (0.35%) Hortonworks