Period
to

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 June 2022 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 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,870 2,069 1,465
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.38% 7.74% 8.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.07% 8.47% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,167 1,516 1,176
10th Percentile £456 £425 £425
25th Percentile £525 £481 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
75th Percentile £738 £638 £638
90th Percentile £813 £705 £713
England median daily rate £600 £533 £550
% change year-on-year +12.68% -3.18% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
10th Percentile £59.42 £44.00 £59.00
25th Percentile £61.70 £57.50 £61.00
Median hourly rate £66.19 £66.68 £62.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.73% +7.55% +77.14%
75th Percentile £71.35 £70.15 £67.88
90th Percentile £74.05 £73.36 £69.50
England median hourly rate £63.25 £65.25 £62.00
% change year-on-year -3.07% +5.24% +18.10%

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 35,575 24,430 15,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.48% 91.36% 89.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,026 17,472 11,332
10th Percentile £400 £358 £331
25th Percentile £475 £437 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £623
90th Percentile £788 £713 £713
England median daily rate £550 £500 £477
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.73% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 241 183
10th Percentile £17.30 £15.73 £14.08
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.75 £19.87
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.94% - +48.89%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £47.83
90th Percentile £69.13 £66.50 £61.25
England median hourly rate £28.00 £24.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +8.11% -2.17%

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 June 2022.

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 June 2022.

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 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -1 345 £675 +12.50% 209
South London +4 46 £550 +1.85% 10
West London -6 37 £615 +15.76% 75
East London -11 6 £653 +0.38% 52
North London - 5 - - 4
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 1,487 (51.81%) Agile
2 1,319 (45.96%) Java
3 1,081 (37.67%) AWS
4 916 (31.92%) CI/CD
5 904 (31.50%) Azure
6 901 (31.39%) DevOps
7 897 (31.25%) Kubernetes
8 790 (27.53%) Docker
9 747 (26.03%) Finance
10 631 (21.99%) TDD
11 617 (21.50%) Software Engineering
12 576 (20.07%) JavaScript
13 571 (19.90%) Spring
14 542 (18.89%) React
15 537 (18.71%) .NET
16 526 (18.33%) Kafka
17 509 (17.74%) Jenkins
18 505 (17.60%) Spring Boot
19 494 (17.21%) Python
20 485 (16.90%) C#
21 474 (16.52%) Scrum
22 455 (15.85%) REST
23 450 (15.68%) SQL
24 442 (15.40%) Social Skills
25 438 (15.26%) Test Automation
26 409 (14.25%) GCP
27 402 (14.01%) Full Stack Development
28 400 (13.94%) Git (software)
29 391 (13.62%) Serverless
30 382 (13.31%) Banking

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
1 107 (3.73%) Confluence
2 87 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 85 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
4 72 (2.51%) Apache
5 44 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 38 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
7 34 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 32 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 30 (1.05%) nginx
10 24 (0.84%) Camunda
11 22 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
11 22 (0.77%) IIS
11 22 (0.77%) OpenStack
12 18 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.56%) Sitefinity
14 15 (0.52%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.45%) Mule
16 10 (0.35%) JBoss
16 10 (0.35%) Traefik
16 10 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.070%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.035%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.38%) Shopify
2 10 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.10%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.10%) Magento
5 3 (0.10%) Maximo
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.070%) Findur
6 2 (0.070%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.070%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.035%) Endur
7 1 (0.035%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.035%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1,081 (37.67%) AWS
2 904 (31.50%) Azure
3 409 (14.25%) GCP
4 391 (13.62%) Serverless
5 254 (8.85%) AWS Lambda
6 217 (7.56%) GitHub
7 155 (5.40%) PaaS
8 147 (5.12%) SaaS
9 133 (4.63%) OpenShift
10 106 (3.69%) IaaS
11 97 (3.38%) Amazon S3
12 95 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 82 (2.86%) Azure AKS
14 79 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
15 76 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 65 (2.26%) Azure Service Bus
17 64 (2.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 61 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
19 55 (1.92%) Amazon EKS
20 52 (1.81%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.32%) HTTP
2 37 (1.29%) Firewall
3 28 (0.98%) Internet
4 25 (0.87%) MQTT
5 20 (0.70%) DNS
6 19 (0.66%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.35%) SAN
8 8 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.24%) AMQP
9 7 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.21%) Broadband
10 6 (0.21%) LTE
11 5 (0.17%) LAN
11 5 (0.17%) WAN
11 5 (0.17%) Wireless
12 4 (0.14%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.14%) SSL
13 3 (0.10%) 5G
13 3 (0.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (0.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (9.30%) NoSQL
2 246 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
3 238 (8.29%) MongoDB
4 144 (5.02%) Relational Database
5 139 (4.84%) SQL Server
6 121 (4.22%) Big Data
7 114 (3.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 96 (3.34%) Redis
9 91 (3.17%) MySQL
10 57 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 53 (1.85%) Data Lake
11 53 (1.85%) RDBMS
12 48 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
13 45 (1.57%) Hadoop
14 44 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
15 35 (1.22%) Oracle Database
16 27 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
17 26 (0.91%) Neo4j
18 24 (0.84%) Delta Lake
19 20 (0.70%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 509 (17.74%) Jenkins
2 400 (13.94%) Git (software)
3 253 (8.82%) Maven
4 200 (6.97%) GitLab
5 184 (6.41%) JIRA
6 141 (4.91%) Cucumber
6 141 (4.91%) Gradle
7 93 (3.24%) JUnit
8 82 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 73 (2.54%) Selenium
10 71 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 61 (2.13%) Bitbucket
11 61 (2.13%) Mockito
12 51 (1.78%) SonarQube
13 49 (1.71%) Artifactory
14 37 (1.29%) Cypress.io
15 36 (1.25%) Postman
16 34 (1.18%) CircleCI
17 33 (1.15%) REST Assured
18 29 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 747 (26.03%) Finance
2 442 (15.40%) Social Skills
3 382 (13.31%) Banking
4 206 (7.18%) Front Office
5 149 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 117 (4.08%) Public Sector
7 95 (3.31%) Retail
8 73 (2.54%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.22%) Presentation Skills
11 32 (1.11%) Marketing
12 31 (1.08%) Legal
12 31 (1.08%) Telecoms
13 29 (1.01%) Law
14 24 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
15 23 (0.80%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.73%) Back Office
17 20 (0.70%) Manufacturing
18 15 (0.52%) Organisational Skills
19 14 (0.49%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,447 (50.42%) Developer
2 654 (22.79%) Java Developer
3 409 (14.25%) Architect
4 277 (9.65%) Senior Developer
5 263 (9.16%) Software Engineer
6 241 (8.40%) .NET Developer
7 219 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
8 194 (6.76%) AWS Engineer
9 192 (6.69%) Java Engineer
10 176 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
11 147 (5.12%) Senior Java Developer
12 144 (5.02%) Full Stack Developer
13 137 (4.77%) AWS Developer
14 128 (4.46%) C# Developer
15 124 (4.32%) AWS Software Engineer
16 114 (3.97%) React Developer
17 102 (3.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 95 (3.31%) Python Developer
19 86 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
20 79 (2.75%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (19.90%) Spring
2 542 (18.89%) React
3 537 (18.71%) .NET
4 526 (18.33%) Kafka
5 505 (17.60%) Spring Boot
6 455 (15.85%) REST
7 342 (11.92%) Node.js
8 273 (9.51%) AngularJS
9 268 (9.34%) RESTful
10 246 (8.57%) .NET Core
11 245 (8.54%) HTML
12 183 (6.38%) CSS
13 174 (6.06%) ASP.NET
14 162 (5.64%) Web Services
15 149 (5.19%) .NET Framework
16 134 (4.67%) HTML5
17 121 (4.22%) JSON
18 114 (3.97%) GraphQL
19 102 (3.55%) ASP.NET Core
20 97 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 225 (7.84%) Cloud Native
2 201 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
3 123 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 119 (4.15%) Derivative
5 111 (3.87%) Hedge funds
6 105 (3.66%) Fixed Income
7 104 (3.62%) Equities
8 83 (2.89%) User Experience
9 81 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
10 77 (2.68%) Public Cloud
11 67 (2.33%) Data Structures
12 56 (1.95%) Algorithms
13 48 (1.67%) Mobile App
14 44 (1.53%) iPad
15 40 (1.39%) IoT
16 36 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
17 34 (1.18%) Management Information System
18 33 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
19 31 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
20 30 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 202 (7.04%) Linux
2 65 (2.26%) Unix
3 57 (1.99%) Windows
4 46 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (0.91%) Android
6 20 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.45%) CentOS
9 9 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.28%) VMS
11 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.10%) zOS
13 2 (0.070%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.035%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.035%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,487 (51.81%) Agile
2 916 (31.92%) CI/CD
3 901 (31.39%) DevOps
4 631 (21.99%) TDD
5 617 (21.50%) Software Engineering
6 474 (16.52%) Scrum
7 438 (15.26%) Test Automation
8 402 (14.01%) Full Stack Development
9 355 (12.37%) BDD
10 331 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
11 301 (10.49%) Event-Driven
12 241 (8.40%) Fintech
13 240 (8.36%) Analytics
14 199 (6.93%) Mentoring
15 188 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
16 182 (6.34%) SDLC
17 181 (6.31%) Migration
18 167 (5.82%) OO
19 158 (5.51%) Kanban
20 155 (5.40%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,319 (45.96%) Java
2 576 (20.07%) JavaScript
3 494 (17.21%) Python
4 485 (16.90%) C#
5 450 (15.68%) SQL
6 253 (8.82%) TypeScript
7 111 (3.87%) Go
8 100 (3.48%) Scala
9 68 (2.37%) Ruby
10 62 (2.16%) Bash
11 58 (2.02%) Kotlin
12 51 (1.78%) PowerShell
13 47 (1.64%) ES6
14 45 (1.57%) Groovy
15 36 (1.25%) C++
16 31 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 30 (1.05%) PHP
18 28 (0.98%) Shell Script
19 27 (0.94%) PL/SQL
20 25 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 221 (7.70%) Security Cleared
2 192 (6.69%) SC Cleared
3 72 (2.51%) Degree
4 38 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 38 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.05%) AWS Certification
6 13 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (0.24%) CISSP
9 5 (0.17%) CEH
9 5 (0.17%) CISM
9 5 (0.17%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.10%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.10%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.10%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.070%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.070%) OCPJP
12 1 (0.035%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.035%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.56%) QA
2 33 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.80%) Accessibility
4 21 (0.73%) GDPR
5 12 (0.42%) SLA
6 11 (0.38%) NCSC
7 10 (0.35%) PMO
8 8 (0.28%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.14%) SEPA
10 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.070%) WCAG
12 1 (0.035%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.035%) FATCA
12 1 (0.035%) GRC
12 1 (0.035%) NIST
12 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 790 (27.53%) Docker
2 36 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.45%) vSphere
6 5 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.070%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.070%) Postfix
8 1 (0.035%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.035%) HDFS
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.035%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.035%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.035%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 897 (31.25%) Kubernetes
2 351 (12.23%) Terraform
3 163 (5.68%) Ansible
4 107 (3.73%) Prometheus
5 94 (3.28%) Grafana
6 51 (1.78%) Istio
7 48 (1.67%) Puppet
8 41 (1.43%) Kibana
9 40 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (0.94%) Packer
11 22 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
12 21 (0.73%) Consul
13 18 (0.63%) logstash
14 11 (0.38%) Graphite
14 11 (0.38%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.38%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.38%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.35%) linkerd
15 10 (0.35%) Podman
15 10 (0.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 195 (6.79%) Microsoft
2 192 (6.69%) Oracle
3 161 (5.61%) Google
4 69 (2.40%) Splunk
5 53 (1.85%) Databricks
6 51 (1.78%) IBM
7 48 (1.67%) VMware
8 41 (1.43%) AppDynamics
9 38 (1.32%) SAP
10 32 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (1.08%) MuleSoft
12 28 (0.98%) Red Hat
13 26 (0.91%) Cloudera
13 26 (0.91%) Confluent
13 26 (0.91%) Pega
14 24 (0.84%) Dynatrace
15 23 (0.80%) TIBCO
16 20 (0.70%) Adobe
16 20 (0.70%) Atlassian
16 20 (0.70%) Charles River