Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 40 65
Rank change year-on-year +18 +25 +137
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,955 2,463 1,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.37% 5.50% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.30% 6.22% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,289 1,928 1,067
London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £688 £663 £631
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.67% +328.57% -36.36%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -76.67% +252.94% -10.53%

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 35,622 39,579 34,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.87% 88.30% 87.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,375 28,601 24,889
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £685 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 561 390
London median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -1.45% +18.38%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £12.79
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% -

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +17 885 £550 +4.76% 106
East London +14 123 £563 +3.45% 21
South London -1 96 £478 -13.18% 10
West London -7 61 £550 +4.76% 39
North London +3 12 £538 -2.27% 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 1,632 (55.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,479 (50.05%) Java
3 1,021 (34.55%) Docker
4 995 (33.67%) Amazon AWS
5 967 (32.72%) DevOps
6 966 (32.69%) TDD
7 823 (27.85%) Kubernetes
8 734 (24.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 728 (24.64%) JavaScript
10 676 (22.88%) Finance
11 654 (22.13%) Spring
12 588 (19.90%) Node.js
13 582 (19.70%) REST
14 552 (18.68%) Java 8
15 539 (18.24%) Git (software)
16 537 (18.17%) BDD
16 537 (18.17%) Jenkins
17 520 (17.60%) RESTful
18 503 (17.02%) .NET
19 502 (16.99%) Spring Boot
20 488 (16.51%) SQL
21 466 (15.77%) AngularJS
22 455 (15.40%) NoSQL
23 450 (15.23%) Test Automation
23 450 (15.23%) Python
24 439 (14.86%) Web Services
25 425 (14.38%) C#
26 420 (14.21%) Kafka
27 412 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
28 410 (13.87%) 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
1 159 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
2 132 (4.47%) Confluence
3 79 (2.67%) Apache
4 78 (2.64%) Apache Spark
5 43 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.02%) CMS
7 29 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
8 19 (0.64%) SharePoint
9 18 (0.61%) Apache Solr
10 17 (0.58%) Mule
10 17 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.51%) SAS
12 14 (0.47%) JBoss
12 14 (0.47%) nginx
12 14 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.37%) Magnolia
14 11 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
15 9 (0.30%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.068%) Sketch
3 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.034%) GIMP
4 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.14%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.068%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.068%) Magento
6 2 (0.068%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.068%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.034%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 995 (33.67%) Amazon AWS
2 734 (24.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 273 (9.24%) Serverless
4 220 (7.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 171 (5.79%) AWS Lambda
6 134 (4.53%) PaaS
7 111 (3.76%) GitHub
8 105 (3.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 103 (3.49%) Amazon S3
10 92 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
11 84 (2.84%) SaaS
12 79 (2.67%) Amazon SQS
13 72 (2.44%) OpenShift
14 53 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 47 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
16 43 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
17 42 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
18 37 (1.25%) Apigee
18 37 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 33 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (3.99%) HTTP
2 72 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 61 (2.06%) SSL
4 59 (2.00%) DNS
5 58 (1.96%) FTP
6 38 (1.29%) IPsec
7 36 (1.22%) DHCP
8 35 (1.18%) Firewall
9 26 (0.88%) WAN
10 19 (0.64%) Network Security
11 16 (0.54%) AMQP
12 14 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (0.41%) Internet
14 9 (0.30%) VPN
15 8 (0.27%) LAN
16 4 (0.14%) BGP
16 4 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (0.14%) OSPF
16 4 (0.14%) Wireless
16 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (15.40%) NoSQL
2 335 (11.34%) MongoDB
3 230 (7.78%) SQL Server
4 223 (7.55%) Relational Database
5 215 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
6 163 (5.52%) MySQL
7 161 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 159 (5.38%) Redis
9 156 (5.28%) Big Data
10 92 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
10 92 (3.11%) Azure SQL Database
11 88 (2.98%) RDBMS
12 82 (2.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 78 (2.64%) Hadoop
14 63 (2.13%) Data Lake
15 45 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
16 41 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
17 36 (1.22%) Couchbase
18 31 (1.05%) BigQuery
19 28 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 539 (18.24%) Git (software)
2 537 (18.17%) Jenkins
3 228 (7.72%) JIRA
4 153 (5.18%) Maven
5 117 (3.96%) Selenium
6 116 (3.93%) JUnit
7 90 (3.05%) GitLab
8 89 (3.01%) Mockito
9 87 (2.94%) Cucumber
10 72 (2.44%) Bitbucket
11 69 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
12 61 (2.06%) Travis CI
13 60 (2.03%) TeamCity
14 58 (1.96%) Gradle
15 56 (1.90%) Visual Studio
16 55 (1.86%) CircleCI
17 53 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
18 50 (1.69%) SonarQube
19 46 (1.56%) Subversion
20 44 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 676 (22.88%) Finance
2 394 (13.33%) Banking
3 150 (5.08%) Retail
4 69 (2.34%) Front Office
4 69 (2.34%) Investment Banking
4 69 (2.34%) Marketing
5 53 (1.79%) Law
6 51 (1.73%) Legal
7 31 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 23 (0.78%) Games
9 19 (0.64%) Advertising
10 16 (0.54%) Telecoms
11 15 (0.51%) Publishing
12 14 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.44%) Back Office
14 12 (0.41%) Electronics
14 12 (0.41%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
16 2 (0.068%) German Language
16 2 (0.068%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,798 (60.85%) Developer
2 765 (25.89%) Java Developer
3 374 (12.66%) Senior Developer
4 331 (11.20%) Architect
5 258 (8.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 192 (6.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 186 (6.29%) .NET Developer
8 167 (5.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 152 (5.14%) AWS Developer
10 137 (4.64%) C# Developer
11 131 (4.43%) React Developer
12 128 (4.33%) Python Developer
13 126 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
14 125 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
15 107 (3.62%) Node.js Developer
16 102 (3.45%) Software Engineer
17 101 (3.42%) Java Engineer
18 97 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
19 86 (2.91%) Azure Developer
20 85 (2.88%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 654 (22.13%) Spring
2 588 (19.90%) Node.js
3 582 (19.70%) REST
4 520 (17.60%) RESTful
5 503 (17.02%) .NET
6 502 (16.99%) Spring Boot
7 466 (15.77%) AngularJS
8 439 (14.86%) Web Services
9 420 (14.21%) Kafka
10 410 (13.87%) React
11 294 (9.95%) HTML
12 260 (8.80%) CSS
13 211 (7.14%) .NET Core
14 206 (6.97%) JSON
15 186 (6.29%) Redux
16 179 (6.06%) SOAP
17 162 (5.48%) Hibernate
18 156 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web API
19 140 (4.74%) HTML5
20 133 (4.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 296 (10.02%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (3.52%) User Experience
3 78 (2.64%) Data Structures
4 74 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 67 (2.27%) Algorithms
7 66 (2.23%) Cloud Native
8 60 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 60 (2.03%) Virtual Team
9 48 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 45 (1.52%) Hedge funds
11 40 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 30 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
14 26 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
15 25 (0.85%) Fixed Income
16 24 (0.81%) Equities
17 16 (0.54%) Derivative
18 15 (0.51%) Client/Server
18 15 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 365 (12.35%) Linux
2 103 (3.49%) Unix
3 59 (2.00%) Windows
4 43 (1.46%) Mac OS X
5 37 (1.25%) Android
6 34 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.34%) CentOS
7 10 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.27%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.20%) VMS
10 3 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.068%) AIX
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.034%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.034%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.034%) Solaris
12 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,632 (55.23%) Agile Software Development
2 967 (32.72%) DevOps
3 966 (32.69%) TDD
4 537 (18.17%) BDD
5 450 (15.23%) Test Automation
6 412 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
7 406 (13.74%) Scrum
8 329 (11.13%) Software Engineering
9 249 (8.43%) Open Source
10 238 (8.05%) Fintech
11 223 (7.55%) E-Commerce
12 211 (7.14%) SDLC
13 194 (6.57%) OO
14 191 (6.46%) MVC
15 188 (6.36%) Pair Programming
16 183 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
17 181 (6.13%) SOA
18 158 (5.35%) Machine Learning
19 156 (5.28%) Coaching
20 153 (5.18%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,479 (50.05%) Java
2 728 (24.64%) JavaScript
3 552 (18.68%) Java 8
4 488 (16.51%) SQL
5 450 (15.23%) Python
6 425 (14.38%) C#
7 162 (5.48%) TypeScript
8 159 (5.38%) Scala
9 126 (4.26%) ES6
10 111 (3.76%) Go
11 101 (3.42%) Bash Shell
12 87 (2.94%) Ruby
13 58 (1.96%) Kotlin
14 56 (1.90%) PHP
15 46 (1.56%) ES7
15 46 (1.56%) PowerShell
16 45 (1.52%) C++
17 34 (1.15%) C
18 31 (1.05%) Groovy
19 26 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 188 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 165 (5.58%) SC Cleared
3 77 (2.61%) Degree
4 26 (0.88%) AWS Certification
5 20 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
7 13 (0.44%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.24%) PhD
10 6 (0.20%) CISSP
10 6 (0.20%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.14%) CCIE
12 4 (0.14%) ISEB
12 4 (0.14%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.10%) CISMP
13 3 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.068%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.06%) QA
2 32 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.24%) PSD2
4 5 (0.17%) NIST
4 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.14%) FATCA
5 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.10%) SEPA
6 3 (0.10%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.10%) WCAG
7 2 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.068%) EMIR
7 2 (0.068%) MiFID
7 2 (0.068%) SLA
8 1 (0.034%) GDPR
System Software
1 1,021 (34.55%) Docker
2 54 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
3 34 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.71%) Apache Flume
5 14 (0.47%) HDFS
6 10 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.20%) vSphere
8 4 (0.14%) LXC
8 4 (0.14%) Postfix
9 3 (0.10%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.10%) Varnish
10 1 (0.034%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.034%) iptables
10 1 (0.034%) KVM
10 1 (0.034%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.034%) Xen
Systems Management
1 823 (27.85%) Kubernetes
2 331 (11.20%) Terraform
3 210 (7.11%) Ansible
4 146 (4.94%) Puppet
5 72 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (2.03%) Grafana
7 51 (1.73%) Kibana
8 41 (1.39%) Consul
9 35 (1.18%) Mesos
10 32 (1.08%) Marathon
11 30 (1.02%) logstash
11 30 (1.02%) Packer
12 17 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
13 15 (0.51%) Rancher
14 12 (0.41%) Graphite
14 12 (0.41%) Salt
14 12 (0.41%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.37%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
16 9 (0.30%) linkerd
Vendors
1 178 (6.02%) Microsoft
2 168 (5.69%) Google
3 146 (4.94%) Oracle
4 73 (2.47%) Splunk
5 60 (2.03%) MuleSoft
6 38 (1.29%) hybris
7 37 (1.25%) SAP
8 35 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (0.91%) IBM
10 25 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 20 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 16 (0.54%) New Relic
13 15 (0.51%) Adobe
14 14 (0.47%) VMware
15 13 (0.44%) ServiceNow
16 12 (0.41%) AppDynamics
16 12 (0.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 12 (0.41%) Facebook
16 12 (0.41%) Tableau
16 12 (0.41%) Twitter