Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 19 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +23
Contract jobs citing Microservices 1,703 1,846 3,244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.90% 7.57% 7.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.85% 8.60% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,309 1,449 2,522
10th Percentile £414 £425 £425
25th Percentile £475 £500 £494
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £550
75th Percentile £638 £638 £625
90th Percentile £689 £688 £675
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
10th Percentile £49.80 £59.00 "
25th Percentile £61.50 £61.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate £68.00 £62.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% +77.14% -
75th Percentile £68.09 £67.88 £53.13
90th Percentile £68.25 £69.50 £62.50
England median hourly rate £50.75 £62.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -18.15% +34.05% -

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 19,250 21,471 37,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.28% 88.06% 89.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,845 15,524 27,589
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £619 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 274 356
10th Percentile £16.82 £13.15 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.35 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £23.48
Median % change year-on-year +22.64% +12.85% +4.37%
75th Percentile £51.52 £47.83 £38.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £49.91
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.34 £22.50
% change year-on-year +17.15% -5.16% +4.59%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +2 222 £550 -1.61% 262
West London +15 26 £538 +3.61% 136
East London +1 17 £538 -2.27% 46
South London -1 17 £520 +1.46% 17
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 857 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 848 (49.79%) Java
3 608 (35.70%) AWS
4 559 (32.82%) Kubernetes
5 544 (31.94%) Azure
6 504 (29.59%) Docker
7 474 (27.83%) DevOps
8 473 (27.77%) Spring
9 423 (24.84%) Finance
10 401 (23.55%) TDD
11 351 (20.61%) Spring Boot
12 331 (19.44%) .NET
13 328 (19.26%) JavaScript
14 298 (17.50%) C#
14 298 (17.50%) REST
15 296 (17.38%) SQL
16 294 (17.26%) Software Engineering
17 293 (17.20%) Git (software)
17 293 (17.20%) Jenkins
18 290 (17.03%) Python
19 284 (16.68%) Banking
20 278 (16.32%) Java 8
21 264 (15.50%) Kafka
22 243 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
23 242 (14.21%) Scrum
24 238 (13.98%) BDD
25 230 (13.51%) React
26 225 (13.21%) Node.js
27 222 (13.04%) .NET Core
28 200 (11.74%) Test Automation

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 63 (3.70%) Apache
2 60 (3.52%) Confluence
3 52 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
4 46 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 40 (2.35%) Red Hat Fuse
6 38 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
7 31 (1.82%) JBoss
8 28 (1.64%) Apache Spark
9 22 (1.29%) Camunda
9 22 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.12%) Mule
11 16 (0.94%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.82%) CMS
12 14 (0.82%) nginx
13 13 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
14 11 (0.65%) NServiceBus
15 10 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.53%) Jetty
17 8 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.18%) Summit
2 1 (0.059%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.059%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.059%) Magento
2 1 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.059%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.059%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.059%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 608 (35.70%) AWS
2 544 (31.94%) Azure
3 198 (11.63%) GCP
3 198 (11.63%) Serverless
4 123 (7.22%) AWS Lambda
5 93 (5.46%) PaaS
6 79 (4.64%) OpenShift
7 78 (4.58%) GitHub
8 70 (4.11%) SaaS
9 54 (3.17%) Azure Functions
9 54 (3.17%) Logic Apps
10 44 (2.58%) IaaS
11 42 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 40 (2.35%) Amazon S3
13 33 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
14 32 (1.88%) Amazon ECS
15 31 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
16 25 (1.47%) Apigee
17 22 (1.29%) Amazon EKS
17 22 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.06%) HTTP
2 11 (0.65%) Internet
3 10 (0.59%) SSL
4 9 (0.53%) DNS
4 9 (0.53%) Firewall
5 7 (0.41%) VPN
5 7 (0.41%) WAN
6 6 (0.35%) LAN
6 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.29%) Wireless
8 4 (0.23%) FTP
8 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.23%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.18%) AMQP
9 3 (0.18%) Network Security
10 2 (0.12%) Extranet
10 2 (0.12%) Intranet
10 2 (0.12%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.12%) VLAN
10 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.75%) NoSQL
2 131 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 127 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 106 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
5 79 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 74 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 59 (3.46%) Big Data
8 53 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 52 (3.05%) MySQL
10 44 (2.58%) Redis
11 35 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (1.88%) BigQuery
13 28 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
14 26 (1.53%) Hadoop
15 22 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (1.29%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.17%) Hazelcast
17 17 (1.00%) Cloud Spanner
18 15 (0.88%) Bigtable
19 13 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 293 (17.20%) Git (software)
1 293 (17.20%) Jenkins
2 153 (8.98%) Maven
3 131 (7.69%) JIRA
4 70 (4.11%) Cucumber
5 66 (3.88%) Gradle
6 61 (3.58%) JUnit
7 46 (2.70%) GitLab
8 39 (2.29%) Mockito
9 35 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 33 (1.94%) Subversion
11 31 (1.82%) Selenium
11 31 (1.82%) SonarQube
12 25 (1.47%) Bitbucket
13 23 (1.35%) CircleCI
14 22 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (1.12%) Ant
16 18 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (1.06%) webpack
17 16 (0.94%) Cypress.io
General
1 423 (24.84%) Finance
2 284 (16.68%) Banking
3 84 (4.93%) Front Office
4 61 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 47 (2.76%) Retail
6 46 (2.70%) Public Sector
7 30 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.47%) Marketing
9 15 (0.88%) Games
10 14 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.59%) Electronics
12 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.41%) Back Office
15 5 (0.29%) Advertising
15 5 (0.29%) Publishing
16 3 (0.18%) Law
17 2 (0.12%) Automotive
17 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 940 (55.20%) Developer
2 486 (28.54%) Java Developer
3 249 (14.62%) Architect
4 184 (10.80%) Senior Developer
5 117 (6.87%) .NET Developer
6 115 (6.75%) Solutions Architect
7 110 (6.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 107 (6.28%) Software Engineer
9 106 (6.22%) Full Stack Developer
10 100 (5.87%) AWS Developer
11 87 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
12 59 (3.46%) Java Engineer
13 56 (3.29%) Python Developer
14 55 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
15 47 (2.76%) Azure Developer
15 47 (2.76%) React Developer
15 47 (2.76%) SC Cleared Java Developer
16 46 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
16 46 (2.70%) Node.js Developer
17 45 (2.64%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (27.77%) Spring
2 351 (20.61%) Spring Boot
3 331 (19.44%) .NET
4 298 (17.50%) REST
5 264 (15.50%) Kafka
6 230 (13.51%) React
7 225 (13.21%) Node.js
8 222 (13.04%) .NET Core
9 183 (10.75%) AngularJS
10 182 (10.69%) RESTful
10 182 (10.69%) Web Services
11 158 (9.28%) HTML
12 117 (6.87%) CSS
13 95 (5.58%) Hibernate
14 88 (5.17%) HTML5
15 83 (4.87%) JSON
16 70 (4.11%) GraphQL
17 65 (3.82%) XML
18 63 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
19 59 (3.46%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 161 (9.45%) Greenfield Project
2 128 (7.52%) Cloud Native
3 74 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 66 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 56 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 49 (2.88%) Derivative
8 45 (2.64%) Clustering
9 43 (2.52%) User Experience
10 38 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 37 (2.17%) Fixed Income
12 28 (1.64%) Data Structures
13 27 (1.59%) Equities
13 27 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (1.41%) Algorithms
14 24 (1.41%) Hedge funds
14 24 (1.41%) Management Information System
15 22 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (0.76%) Credit Risk
16 13 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 149 (8.75%) Linux
2 61 (3.58%) Unix
3 49 (2.88%) Windows
4 11 (0.65%) Android
5 10 (0.59%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.29%) CentOS
9 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.18%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.18%) Solaris
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.059%) Debian
11 1 (0.059%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.059%) MVS
11 1 (0.059%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.059%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 857 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (27.83%) DevOps
3 401 (23.55%) TDD
4 294 (17.26%) Software Engineering
5 243 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
6 242 (14.21%) Scrum
7 238 (13.98%) BDD
8 200 (11.74%) Test Automation
9 157 (9.22%) SDLC
10 135 (7.93%) Continuous Delivery
11 134 (7.87%) Open Source
12 119 (6.99%) Unit Testing
13 118 (6.93%) OO
14 106 (6.22%) Fintech
14 106 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
15 104 (6.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 94 (5.52%) SOA
17 93 (5.46%) MVC
18 92 (5.40%) Multithreading
19 89 (5.23%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 848 (49.79%) Java
2 328 (19.26%) JavaScript
3 298 (17.50%) C#
4 296 (17.38%) SQL
5 290 (17.03%) Python
6 278 (16.32%) Java 8
7 106 (6.22%) Go
8 105 (6.17%) TypeScript
9 80 (4.70%) Scala
10 78 (4.58%) Kotlin
11 57 (3.35%) T-SQL
12 55 (3.23%) C++
13 52 (3.05%) PL/SQL
14 51 (2.99%) PowerShell
15 33 (1.94%) ES6
16 30 (1.76%) Bash Shell
16 30 (1.76%) Ruby
17 20 (1.17%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.94%) C
19 14 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 175 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 164 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 65 (3.82%) Degree
4 37 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.53%) AWS Certification
6 22 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.82%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.23%) SAFe Agilist
9 2 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.12%) CFA
9 2 (0.12%) MCITP
9 2 (0.12%) MCSA
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.12%) VCP6
9 2 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.059%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.059%) PhD
10 1 (0.059%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.70%) QA
2 11 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.59%) GDPR
4 8 (0.47%) MiFID
5 6 (0.35%) SLA
6 5 (0.29%) WCAG
7 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.18%) Basel III
8 3 (0.18%) EMIR
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
8 3 (0.18%) PMO
9 2 (0.12%) NIST
10 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.059%) NCSC
10 1 (0.059%) PSD2
System Software
1 504 (29.59%) Docker
2 14 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.29%) HDFS
5 4 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
5 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.18%) LXC
6 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.12%) KVM
7 2 (0.12%) vCloud
7 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 559 (32.82%) Kubernetes
2 190 (11.16%) Terraform
3 94 (5.52%) Ansible
4 61 (3.58%) Prometheus
5 40 (2.35%) Grafana
6 27 (1.59%) Puppet
7 24 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.70%) Istio
9 10 (0.59%) Kibana
10 7 (0.41%) CloudHub
11 6 (0.35%) Salt
12 5 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.29%) Zipkin
13 4 (0.23%) Knative
13 4 (0.23%) Nagios
14 3 (0.18%) Marathon
14 3 (0.18%) Mesos
14 3 (0.18%) vRealize
15 2 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
15 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 121 (7.11%) Oracle
2 97 (5.70%) MuleSoft
3 90 (5.28%) Google
4 89 (5.23%) Microsoft
5 58 (3.41%) Splunk
6 35 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 26 (1.53%) AppDynamics
8 19 (1.12%) IBM
9 18 (1.06%) Red Hat
10 16 (0.94%) Confluent
11 15 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.76%) SAP
12 13 (0.76%) VMware
13 12 (0.70%) Sybase
14 11 (0.65%) Dell
15 10 (0.59%) Murex
16 9 (0.53%) Databricks
17 8 (0.47%) Dynatrace
18 7 (0.41%) Adobe
18 7 (0.41%) New Relic