Period
to 19 June 2018

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 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 67 205
Rank change year-on-year +27 +138 +261
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,468 1,417 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.50% 3.57% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 4.12% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,930 1,067 396
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £393
90th Percentile £663 £634 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
London median hourly rate £150.00 £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +328.57% -36.36% -
England median hourly rate £150.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +252.94% -10.53% +18.75%

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 39,216 34,407 37,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.34% 86.69% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,400 24,709 27,092
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 381 363
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.86 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +18.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.38 £52.50 £50.57
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 +48 569 £525 - 196
South London +15 122 £550 +4.76% 8
West London +33 100 £525 +1.20% 92
East London +28 68 £544 -3.33% 44
North London +4 1 £550 +25.71% 7
Microservices
England

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 London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1,499 (60.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,314 (53.24%) Java
3 928 (37.60%) TDD
4 783 (31.73%) Amazon AWS
5 762 (30.88%) DevOps
6 720 (29.17%) Docker
7 671 (27.19%) JavaScript
8 593 (24.03%) REST
9 574 (23.26%) Git (software)
10 570 (23.10%) Spring
11 541 (21.92%) Jenkins
12 521 (21.11%) RESTful
13 520 (21.07%) BDD
14 503 (20.38%) Java 8
15 438 (17.75%) AngularJS
15 438 (17.75%) Scrum
16 434 (17.59%) Finance
17 425 (17.22%) .NET
18 424 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
19 408 (16.53%) C#
20 403 (16.33%) Node.js
21 402 (16.29%) NoSQL
22 398 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
23 380 (15.40%) React
24 378 (15.32%) MongoDB
25 360 (14.59%) Test Automation
26 358 (14.51%) HTML
27 342 (13.86%) Web Services
28 338 (13.70%) Linux
28 338 (13.70%) Open Source

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
1 249 (10.09%) Elasticsearch
2 143 (5.79%) Confluence
3 89 (3.61%) Apache Spark
4 87 (3.53%) Apache
5 62 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 44 (1.78%) nginx
7 41 (1.66%) WildFly
8 35 (1.42%) JBoss
9 34 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
10 28 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (0.93%) CMS
11 23 (0.93%) NServiceBus
12 22 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 22 (0.89%) Apache Solr
13 20 (0.81%) MQSeries
14 17 (0.69%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.65%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.53%) Jetty
16 13 (0.53%) Mule
17 12 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.081%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.081%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.041%) HipChat
3 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.041%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.041%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 783 (31.73%) Amazon AWS
2 398 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (4.34%) Serverless
4 96 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
5 80 (3.24%) GitHub
6 78 (3.16%) PaaS
7 74 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 72 (2.92%) Amazon S3
9 67 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
11 46 (1.86%) npm
12 44 (1.78%) Heroku
13 38 (1.54%) IaaS
14 35 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
15 33 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
16 28 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
17 22 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 20 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 20 (0.81%) SaaS
19 19 (0.77%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 127 (5.15%) HTTP
2 105 (4.25%) DNS
3 98 (3.97%) SSL
3 98 (3.97%) TCP/IP
4 78 (3.16%) FTP
5 57 (2.31%) Firewall
6 40 (1.62%) Internet
7 35 (1.42%) DHCP
8 31 (1.26%) IPsec
9 18 (0.73%) AMQP
10 13 (0.53%) SMS
11 11 (0.45%) DMARC
11 11 (0.45%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.45%) Network Security
11 11 (0.45%) VPN
12 9 (0.36%) WAN
13 8 (0.32%) DKIM
14 7 (0.28%) SSH
15 5 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (0.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (16.29%) NoSQL
2 378 (15.32%) MongoDB
3 272 (11.02%) PostgreSQL
4 229 (9.28%) MySQL
5 221 (8.95%) Relational Database
6 190 (7.70%) SQL Server
7 171 (6.93%) Big Data
8 124 (5.02%) Hadoop
9 117 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 111 (4.50%) RDBMS
11 78 (3.16%) Redis
12 66 (2.67%) Cosmos DB
13 64 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 64 (2.59%) HBase
14 48 (1.94%) Neo4j
15 26 (1.05%) Couchbase
16 24 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
17 20 (0.81%) Blockchain
18 19 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
18 19 (0.77%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 574 (23.26%) Git (software)
2 541 (21.92%) Jenkins
3 230 (9.32%) Maven
4 222 (9.00%) JIRA
5 157 (6.36%) JUnit
6 125 (5.06%) Mockito
7 101 (4.09%) Selenium
8 99 (4.01%) Cucumber
9 87 (3.53%) Visual Studio
10 84 (3.40%) Gradle
11 70 (2.84%) TeamCity
12 69 (2.80%) SonarQube
12 69 (2.80%) Subversion
13 52 (2.11%) Artifactory
13 52 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
14 51 (2.07%) Jasmine
15 49 (1.99%) webpack
16 48 (1.94%) GitLab
16 48 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
17 45 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 434 (17.59%) Finance
2 321 (13.01%) Banking
3 116 (4.70%) Retail
4 77 (3.12%) Games
5 64 (2.59%) Marketing
6 51 (2.07%) Law
7 46 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 45 (1.82%) Front Office
9 42 (1.70%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.97%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.77%) Publishing
12 16 (0.65%) Electronics
12 16 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.45%) Back Office
14 8 (0.32%) Legal
15 7 (0.28%) Billing
16 6 (0.24%) Advertising
16 6 (0.24%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.12%) French Language
18 2 (0.081%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,629 (66.00%) Developer
2 747 (30.27%) Java Developer
3 320 (12.97%) Senior Developer
4 233 (9.44%) .NET Developer
5 232 (9.40%) Architect
6 190 (7.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 172 (6.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 152 (6.16%) C# Developer
9 143 (5.79%) JavaScript Developer
10 132 (5.35%) Full Stack Developer
11 126 (5.11%) React Developer
12 106 (4.29%) Node.js Developer
13 104 (4.21%) AWS Developer
14 103 (4.17%) Angular Developer
15 92 (3.73%) Agile Developer
16 78 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
17 76 (3.08%) AWS Engineer
18 74 (3.00%) Scala Developer
18 74 (3.00%) Software Engineer
19 73 (2.96%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (24.03%) REST
2 570 (23.10%) Spring
3 521 (21.11%) RESTful
4 438 (17.75%) AngularJS
5 425 (17.22%) .NET
6 403 (16.33%) Node.js
7 380 (15.40%) React
8 358 (14.51%) HTML
9 342 (13.86%) Web Services
10 320 (12.97%) Spring Boot
11 307 (12.44%) CSS
12 261 (10.58%) Kafka
13 248 (10.05%) Hibernate
14 222 (9.00%) HTML5
15 190 (7.70%) ASP.NET
16 181 (7.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 175 (7.09%) JSON
18 148 (6.00%) SOAP
19 145 (5.88%) .NET Core
20 144 (5.83%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 280 (11.35%) Greenfield Project
2 215 (8.71%) Fintech
3 146 (5.92%) User Experience
4 90 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 71 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
6 69 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 56 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 50 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 50 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 36 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (1.46%) Online Banking
11 31 (1.26%) Data Centre
12 24 (0.97%) Equities
12 24 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 24 (0.97%) iPad
13 21 (0.85%) Cloud Native
13 21 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 21 (0.85%) Derivative
13 21 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 338 (13.70%) Linux
2 133 (5.39%) Unix
3 63 (2.55%) Apple iOS
4 56 (2.27%) Windows
5 48 (1.94%) Android
6 26 (1.05%) VMS
7 22 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.65%) CentOS
10 15 (0.61%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.32%) DC/OS
11 8 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.16%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.081%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.081%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.041%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,499 (60.74%) Agile Software Development
2 928 (37.60%) TDD
3 762 (30.88%) DevOps
4 520 (21.07%) BDD
5 438 (17.75%) Scrum
6 424 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
7 360 (14.59%) Test Automation
8 338 (13.70%) Open Source
9 315 (12.76%) Software Engineering
10 305 (12.36%) MVC
11 284 (11.51%) E-Commerce
12 243 (9.85%) SOA
13 220 (8.91%) OO
14 217 (8.79%) Continuous Delivery
15 194 (7.86%) Pair Programming
16 186 (7.54%) Domain-Driven Design
17 178 (7.21%) Kanban
18 167 (6.77%) Unit Testing
19 154 (6.24%) Configuration Management
20 135 (5.47%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1,314 (53.24%) Java
2 671 (27.19%) JavaScript
3 503 (20.38%) Java 8
4 408 (16.53%) C#
5 326 (13.21%) SQL
6 324 (13.13%) Python
7 236 (9.56%) Scala
8 149 (6.04%) Ruby
9 115 (4.66%) Bash Shell
10 94 (3.81%) Go
11 92 (3.73%) Groovy
12 88 (3.57%) ES6
13 84 (3.40%) TypeScript
14 51 (2.07%) Perl
14 51 (2.07%) Shell Script
15 47 (1.90%) Kotlin
16 45 (1.82%) PHP
17 40 (1.62%) JPQL
18 33 (1.34%) C
19 31 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 244 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 210 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.19%) Degree
4 28 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 18 (0.73%) AWS Certification
7 14 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.16%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.12%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.12%) CISSP
10 3 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.081%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.081%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.081%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.081%) PhD
11 2 (0.081%) RHCE
11 2 (0.081%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.041%) CCSA
12 1 (0.041%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (5.11%) QA
2 38 (1.54%) GCP
3 17 (0.69%) SLA
4 13 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.53%) GDPR
5 12 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.45%) MiFID
6 11 (0.45%) PSD2
7 9 (0.36%) EMIR
8 8 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.16%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.081%) PMO
11 2 (0.081%) SEPA
12 1 (0.041%) HL7
12 1 (0.041%) WCAG
System Software
1 720 (29.17%) Docker
2 38 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.77%) HDFS
5 10 (0.41%) flannel
5 10 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.32%) vSphere
7 7 (0.28%) etcd
8 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.041%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.041%) Ceph
10 1 (0.041%) Gluster
10 1 (0.041%) iptables
10 1 (0.041%) KVM
10 1 (0.041%) NFS
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 291 (11.79%) Kubernetes
2 214 (8.67%) Puppet
3 202 (8.18%) Terraform
4 180 (7.29%) Ansible
5 108 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
6 75 (3.04%) logstash
7 70 (2.84%) Kibana
8 68 (2.76%) Mesos
9 55 (2.23%) Grafana
10 35 (1.42%) HAProxy
11 29 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
12 28 (1.13%) Marathon
12 28 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (1.09%) Consul
14 21 (0.85%) ZABBIX
15 18 (0.73%) Prometheus
16 17 (0.69%) Nagios
17 15 (0.61%) Uchiwa
18 12 (0.49%) Packer
18 12 (0.49%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 106 (4.29%) Oracle
2 82 (3.32%) Google
3 80 (3.24%) Microsoft
4 63 (2.55%) Splunk
5 46 (1.86%) MuleSoft
6 44 (1.78%) AppDynamics
7 28 (1.13%) Adobe
8 27 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (0.97%) Atlassian
10 24 (0.97%) New Relic
11 21 (0.85%) hybris
12 20 (0.81%) SAP
13 18 (0.73%) TIBCO
14 16 (0.65%) Capita
15 15 (0.61%) Apigee
16 14 (0.57%) VMware
17 13 (0.53%) Bloomberg
17 13 (0.53%) Reuters
18 12 (0.49%) ATG