Period
to 19 January 2022

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 January 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,830 1,451 2,222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.54% 8.31% 7.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.24% 9.31% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,158 1,116 1,685
10th Percentile £450 £413 £425
25th Percentile £513 £471 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £543 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.60% -1.36% -
75th Percentile £688 £631 £638
90th Percentile £775 £688 £688
England median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
10th Percentile £54.30 £47.20 -
25th Percentile £59.69 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate £76.25 £68.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +12.13% - -
75th Percentile £79.69 - -
90th Percentile £85.00 - -
England median hourly rate £59.00 £58.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year +1.72% +11.54% -9.57%

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 34,332 15,593 26,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.47% 89.32% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,037 11,252 19,262
10th Percentile £381 £323 £319
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 143 320
10th Percentile £16.44 £17.01 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £24.06 £16.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.46% +41.30% +6.33%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.94 £45.38
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.80 £53.03
England median hourly rate £25.15 £26.81 £20.92
% change year-on-year -6.19% +28.15% -3.87%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -4 317 £600 +9.59% 281
South London 0 39 £500 +5.26% 16
West London -7 37 £615 +14.42% 100
East London -7 15 £540 +0.47% 54
North London - 3 £800 - 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 1,445 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,343 (47.46%) Java
3 1,030 (36.40%) CI/CD
4 1,010 (35.69%) AWS
5 1,001 (35.37%) Kubernetes
6 971 (34.31%) DevOps
7 931 (32.90%) Docker
8 865 (30.57%) Azure
9 637 (22.51%) TDD
10 601 (21.24%) Finance
11 597 (21.10%) Software Engineering
12 572 (20.21%) Spring
13 515 (18.20%) .NET
14 497 (17.56%) JavaScript
15 492 (17.39%) Spring Boot
16 491 (17.35%) Scrum
17 487 (17.21%) Jenkins
17 487 (17.21%) Kafka
18 453 (16.01%) C#
18 453 (16.01%) Social Skills
19 440 (15.55%) SQL
19 440 (15.55%) Python
20 423 (14.95%) Git (software)
21 421 (14.88%) React
22 417 (14.73%) Test Automation
23 406 (14.35%) REST
24 385 (13.60%) Full Stack Development
25 376 (13.29%) GCP
26 357 (12.61%) Banking
27 344 (12.16%) NoSQL

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
1 120 (4.24%) Confluence
2 88 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
3 84 (2.97%) Apache Spark
4 39 (1.38%) Apache
5 36 (1.27%) IIS
5 36 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 35 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
7 34 (1.20%) Camunda
8 24 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
10 18 (0.64%) CMS
11 16 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.53%) nginx
12 15 (0.53%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.32%) Headless CMS
14 9 (0.32%) Mule
14 9 (0.32%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.28%) JBoss
15 8 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.035%) CPLEX
3 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.035%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.071%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.071%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.071%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.071%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.035%) Magento
4 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.035%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,010 (35.69%) AWS
2 865 (30.57%) Azure
3 376 (13.29%) GCP
4 313 (11.06%) Serverless
5 184 (6.50%) PaaS
6 174 (6.15%) AWS Lambda
7 164 (5.80%) GitHub
8 159 (5.62%) OpenShift
9 158 (5.58%) SaaS
10 112 (3.96%) IaaS
11 98 (3.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 90 (3.18%) Azure Service Bus
13 82 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
14 64 (2.26%) Amazon ECS
15 62 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
16 60 (2.12%) Apigee
17 55 (1.94%) Azure Functions
18 54 (1.91%) Azure Logic Apps
19 52 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
20 49 (1.73%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 82 (2.90%) HTTP
2 31 (1.10%) Firewall
3 24 (0.85%) Internet
4 23 (0.81%) MQTT
5 20 (0.71%) HTTPS
6 16 (0.57%) DNS
7 11 (0.39%) Network Security
7 11 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.32%) Intranet
9 8 (0.28%) SSL
10 7 (0.25%) Broadband
11 6 (0.21%) AMQP
11 6 (0.21%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.21%) VPN
11 6 (0.21%) Wireless
12 5 (0.18%) DHCP
12 5 (0.18%) IPFS
13 4 (0.14%) 5G
13 4 (0.14%) FTP
13 4 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (12.16%) NoSQL
2 268 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
3 231 (8.16%) MongoDB
4 205 (7.24%) SQL Server
5 153 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 94 (3.32%) Big Data
7 90 (3.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 88 (3.11%) MySQL
9 81 (2.86%) Redis
10 73 (2.58%) RDBMS
11 66 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 63 (2.23%) Data Lake
13 60 (2.12%) Hadoop
14 51 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
15 48 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
16 45 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
17 42 (1.48%) Power BI
18 39 (1.38%) Tableau
19 28 (0.99%) DB2
20 27 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 487 (17.21%) Jenkins
2 423 (14.95%) Git (software)
3 214 (7.56%) Maven
4 203 (7.17%) JIRA
5 167 (5.90%) GitLab
6 164 (5.80%) Cucumber
7 109 (3.85%) Selenium
8 103 (3.64%) Gradle
9 95 (3.36%) JUnit
9 95 (3.36%) Mockito
10 75 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
11 72 (2.54%) TeamCity
12 67 (2.37%) SonarQube
13 57 (2.01%) REST Assured
14 56 (1.98%) Bitbucket
15 49 (1.73%) Mocha
16 45 (1.59%) Artifactory
16 45 (1.59%) Gatling
17 44 (1.55%) JMeter
18 42 (1.48%) CircleCI
General
1 601 (21.24%) Finance
2 453 (16.01%) Social Skills
3 357 (12.61%) Banking
4 162 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 125 (4.42%) Front Office
6 107 (3.78%) Public Sector
7 105 (3.71%) Retail
8 79 (2.79%) Investment Banking
9 60 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
10 55 (1.94%) Marketing
11 36 (1.27%) Law
12 35 (1.24%) Legal
13 34 (1.20%) Telecoms
14 31 (1.10%) Financial Institution
15 30 (1.06%) Back Office
15 30 (1.06%) Retail Banking
16 23 (0.81%) Games
16 23 (0.81%) Manufacturing
17 19 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
17 19 (0.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,412 (49.89%) Developer
2 635 (22.44%) Java Developer
3 424 (14.98%) Architect
4 304 (10.74%) Senior Developer
5 217 (7.67%) Solutions Architect
6 213 (7.53%) .NET Developer
7 188 (6.64%) Software Engineer
8 175 (6.18%) Java Engineer
9 163 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 163 (5.76%) Senior Java Developer
10 145 (5.12%) C# Developer
11 137 (4.84%) AWS Engineer
12 135 (4.77%) Full Stack Developer
13 115 (4.06%) Senior Java Engineer
14 104 (3.67%) Python Developer
15 87 (3.07%) AWS Developer
15 87 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
16 83 (2.93%) Python Engineer
17 76 (2.69%) Azure Developer
18 69 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (20.21%) Spring
2 515 (18.20%) .NET
3 492 (17.39%) Spring Boot
4 487 (17.21%) Kafka
5 421 (14.88%) React
6 406 (14.35%) REST
7 324 (11.45%) Node.js
8 290 (10.25%) RESTful
9 285 (10.07%) .NET Core
10 252 (8.90%) AngularJS
11 203 (7.17%) HTML
12 184 (6.50%) CSS
13 166 (5.87%) Web Services
14 140 (4.95%) .NET Framework
15 125 (4.42%) JSON
16 123 (4.35%) ASP.NET
17 109 (3.85%) GraphQL
18 86 (3.04%) gRPC
18 86 (3.04%) HTML5
19 83 (2.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 242 (8.55%) Greenfield Project
2 229 (8.09%) Cloud Native
3 89 (3.14%) Public Cloud
4 87 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 71 (2.51%) Derivative
6 66 (2.33%) User Experience
7 62 (2.19%) Legacy Systems
8 59 (2.08%) Hedge funds
9 58 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 57 (2.01%) Mobile App
11 55 (1.94%) Fixed Income
12 44 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
13 43 (1.52%) Data Structures
14 42 (1.48%) Management Information System
15 40 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
16 38 (1.34%) Equities
17 31 (1.10%) Data Centre
18 29 (1.02%) Legacy Applications
18 29 (1.02%) Private Cloud
18 29 (1.02%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 266 (9.40%) Linux
2 123 (4.35%) Unix
3 70 (2.47%) Windows
4 48 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (0.81%) Mac OS X
6 18 (0.64%) Android
6 18 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.28%) VMS
10 5 (0.18%) CentOS
11 3 (0.11%) Debian
12 2 (0.071%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.071%) Solaris
12 2 (0.071%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.035%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.035%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,445 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,030 (36.40%) CI/CD
3 971 (34.31%) DevOps
4 637 (22.51%) TDD
5 597 (21.10%) Software Engineering
6 491 (17.35%) Scrum
7 417 (14.73%) Test Automation
8 385 (13.60%) Full Stack Development
9 343 (12.12%) BDD
10 285 (10.07%) Analytics
11 268 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
12 246 (8.69%) Event-Driven
13 233 (8.23%) SDLC
14 202 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
15 200 (7.07%) Fintech
16 194 (6.86%) Pair Programming
17 177 (6.25%) Migration
18 174 (6.15%) Open Source
19 159 (5.62%) Event-Driven Architecture
20 154 (5.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,343 (47.46%) Java
2 497 (17.56%) JavaScript
3 453 (16.01%) C#
4 440 (15.55%) Python
4 440 (15.55%) SQL
5 238 (8.41%) TypeScript
6 233 (8.23%) Java 8
7 154 (5.44%) Java 11
8 116 (4.10%) Scala
9 104 (3.67%) Go
10 83 (2.93%) C++
11 81 (2.86%) Kotlin
12 64 (2.26%) Ruby
13 54 (1.91%) Bash
14 51 (1.80%) Groovy
14 51 (1.80%) PowerShell
15 45 (1.59%) Shell Script
16 43 (1.52%) T-SQL
17 40 (1.41%) PL/SQL
18 34 (1.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 214 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 200 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 119 (4.20%) Degree
4 43 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (1.31%) AWS Certification
6 20 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.28%) CISSP
9 7 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.14%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.11%) CEH
12 3 (0.11%) CISA
12 3 (0.11%) CRISC
12 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.071%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.071%) CISM
13 2 (0.071%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (5.83%) QA
2 43 (1.52%) GDPR
3 39 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.81%) Accessibility
5 11 (0.39%) NIST
6 9 (0.32%) GRC
6 9 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.21%) NCSC
8 6 (0.21%) WCAG
9 5 (0.18%) ISO 20022
9 5 (0.18%) SLA
10 3 (0.11%) Basel II
10 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.11%) SEPA
11 2 (0.071%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.071%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.035%) GMP
System Software
1 931 (32.90%) Docker
2 48 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.32%) vSphere
5 7 (0.25%) OpenAM
6 6 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.11%) HDFS
9 3 (0.11%) NFS
9 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.071%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.071%) LXC
10 2 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.071%) Postfix
10 2 (0.071%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.035%) Ceph
11 1 (0.035%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.035%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,001 (35.37%) Kubernetes
2 344 (12.16%) Terraform
3 193 (6.82%) Ansible
4 94 (3.32%) Prometheus
5 90 (3.18%) Grafana
6 66 (2.33%) Puppet
7 52 (1.84%) Istio
8 38 (1.34%) Kibana
9 35 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (0.95%) logstash
11 19 (0.67%) Netcool
12 14 (0.49%) Consul
13 12 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (0.35%) Nagios
15 9 (0.32%) Packer
15 9 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.32%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.21%) Graphite
16 6 (0.21%) MIIS
16 6 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 199 (7.03%) Oracle
2 195 (6.89%) Microsoft
3 167 (5.90%) Google
4 92 (3.25%) Splunk
5 73 (2.58%) MuleSoft
6 63 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 51 (1.80%) AppDynamics
8 39 (1.38%) Databricks
9 33 (1.17%) SAP
10 28 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (0.99%) VMware
11 26 (0.92%) IBM
12 25 (0.88%) New Relic
13 23 (0.81%) Confluent
14 20 (0.71%) Cloudera
15 18 (0.64%) Pega
16 17 (0.60%) Sybase
17 16 (0.57%) Synopsys
18 15 (0.53%) Dynatrace
19 14 (0.49%) Charles River