Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +17
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,019 1,448 2,953
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.89% 8.00% 7.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.75% 9.01% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,511 1,172 2,307
10th Percentile £425 £425 £425
25th Percentile £475 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27% +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £638 £625
90th Percentile £700 £712 £688
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
10th Percentile £65.67 £59.00 "
25th Percentile £66.68 £61.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate £68.36 £62.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.26% +77.14% -
75th Percentile £71.93 £67.88 £53.13
90th Percentile £74.08 £69.50 £62.50
England median hourly rate £65.00 £62.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +4.84% +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 23,084 16,078 35,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 90.21% 88.82% 89.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,485 11,569 25,814
10th Percentile £356 £325 £338
25th Percentile £431 £420 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £623 £600
90th Percentile £713 £710 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 201 359
10th Percentile £15.01 £13.75 £12.21
25th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £34.88 £28.00 £22.29
Median % change year-on-year +24.57% +25.65% +1.30%
75th Percentile £52.75 £47.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.22% +7.14%

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 14 June 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
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 14 June 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 +6 294 £593 +7.73% 285
West London +20 31 £538 +2.38% 90
South London +7 18 £503 -4.29% 17
East London -5 12 £613 +11.36% 55
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 1,009 (49.98%) Java
2 990 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
3 686 (33.98%) Kubernetes
4 669 (33.14%) AWS
5 642 (31.80%) Docker
6 624 (30.91%) Azure
7 584 (28.93%) Spring
8 583 (28.88%) DevOps
9 480 (23.77%) Finance
10 478 (23.68%) TDD
11 409 (20.26%) JavaScript
12 398 (19.71%) Spring Boot
13 381 (18.87%) Jenkins
14 376 (18.62%) .NET
15 374 (18.52%) SQL
16 368 (18.23%) Python
17 364 (18.03%) Git (software)
18 339 (16.79%) REST
18 339 (16.79%) Banking
19 337 (16.69%) C#
20 332 (16.44%) Software Engineering
21 320 (15.85%) Kafka
22 312 (15.45%) Scrum
23 289 (14.31%) Java 8
24 284 (14.07%) React
25 280 (13.87%) Social Skills
26 272 (13.47%) Node.js
27 264 (13.08%) Test Automation
28 259 (12.83%) BDD
29 255 (12.63%) Continuous Integration

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 71 (3.52%) Confluence
2 64 (3.17%) Apache
3 50 (2.48%) Apache Spark
4 48 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 39 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
7 30 (1.49%) Red Hat Fuse
8 25 (1.24%) Camunda
8 25 (1.24%) JBoss
9 23 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.99%) Mule
11 19 (0.94%) nginx
12 16 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
13 15 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
14 14 (0.69%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.54%) CMS
15 11 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.45%) Jetty
16 9 (0.45%) SharePoint
17 8 (0.40%) Anypoint
Applications
1 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.099%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.099%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.15%) Summit
2 2 (0.099%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.099%) Loan IQ
2 2 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.099%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.099%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.050%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.050%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 669 (33.14%) AWS
2 624 (30.91%) Azure
3 252 (12.48%) Serverless
4 235 (11.64%) GCP
5 169 (8.37%) AWS Lambda
6 102 (5.05%) PaaS
7 101 (5.00%) GitHub
8 91 (4.51%) SaaS
9 86 (4.26%) OpenShift
10 71 (3.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 62 (3.07%) Azure Functions
12 60 (2.97%) Azure Storage
13 57 (2.82%) Azure Logic Apps
14 54 (2.67%) IaaS
15 48 (2.38%) Amazon S3
16 42 (2.08%) Azure Service Bus
17 40 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
18 39 (1.93%) Amazon ECS
19 35 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
20 33 (1.63%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.19%) HTTP
2 15 (0.74%) DNS
2 15 (0.74%) Firewall
3 9 (0.45%) Internet
3 9 (0.45%) SSL
3 9 (0.45%) VPN
4 7 (0.35%) WAN
5 6 (0.30%) LAN
6 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.25%) IPv4
6 5 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.20%) Wireless
8 3 (0.15%) Broadband
8 3 (0.15%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.15%) SNMP
9 2 (0.099%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.099%) DHCP
9 2 (0.099%) FTP
9 2 (0.099%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (10.25%) NoSQL
2 168 (8.32%) MongoDB
3 147 (7.28%) SQL Server
4 121 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
5 83 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 73 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 69 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 69 (3.42%) Big Data
8 60 (2.97%) MySQL
9 55 (2.72%) Redis
10 42 (2.08%) Hadoop
11 36 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 33 (1.63%) BigQuery
13 28 (1.39%) Hazelcast
14 23 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 22 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (0.94%) DB2
17 18 (0.89%) Blockchain
18 17 (0.84%) Data Lake
19 15 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 381 (18.87%) Jenkins
2 364 (18.03%) Git (software)
3 198 (9.81%) Maven
4 155 (7.68%) JIRA
5 101 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 85 (4.21%) JUnit
7 79 (3.91%) Gradle
8 64 (3.17%) GitLab
9 63 (3.12%) Mockito
10 56 (2.77%) Selenium
11 53 (2.63%) TeamCity
12 41 (2.03%) Bitbucket
12 41 (2.03%) Subversion
13 34 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 34 (1.68%) SonarQube
14 27 (1.34%) Postman
15 24 (1.19%) webpack
16 23 (1.14%) Cypress.io
16 23 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
17 22 (1.09%) Mocha
General
1 480 (23.77%) Finance
2 339 (16.79%) Banking
3 280 (13.87%) Social Skills
4 108 (5.35%) Front Office
5 80 (3.96%) Investment Banking
6 65 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
7 61 (3.02%) Retail
8 49 (2.43%) Public Sector
9 36 (1.78%) Presentation Skills
10 33 (1.63%) Marketing
11 29 (1.44%) Telecoms
12 26 (1.29%) Games
13 24 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
14 16 (0.79%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
15 14 (0.69%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.59%) Electronics
17 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.40%) Law
18 5 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,124 (55.67%) Developer
2 582 (28.83%) Java Developer
3 271 (13.42%) Architect
4 209 (10.35%) Senior Developer
5 128 (6.34%) Senior Java Developer
6 125 (6.19%) .NET Developer
6 125 (6.19%) Full Stack Developer
7 117 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
8 115 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 109 (5.40%) Software Engineer
10 86 (4.26%) AWS Developer
11 72 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
12 67 (3.32%) C# Developer
13 59 (2.92%) Java Engineer
14 58 (2.87%) Azure Engineer
15 54 (2.67%) Python Developer
16 53 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
16 53 (2.63%) Node.js Developer
17 47 (2.33%) React Developer
18 44 (2.18%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 584 (28.93%) Spring
2 398 (19.71%) Spring Boot
3 376 (18.62%) .NET
4 339 (16.79%) REST
5 320 (15.85%) Kafka
6 284 (14.07%) React
7 272 (13.47%) Node.js
8 235 (11.64%) .NET Core
9 228 (11.29%) Web Services
10 223 (11.05%) AngularJS
11 219 (10.85%) RESTful
12 184 (9.11%) HTML
13 138 (6.84%) CSS
14 116 (5.75%) GraphQL
14 116 (5.75%) Hibernate
15 83 (4.11%) HTML5
16 82 (4.06%) JSON
17 69 (3.42%) Redux
18 66 (3.27%) XML
19 60 (2.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 152 (7.53%) Cloud Native
2 148 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (2.92%) User Experience
5 57 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 52 (2.58%) Derivative
6 52 (2.58%) Fixed Income
7 51 (2.53%) Public Cloud
8 50 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 45 (2.23%) Algorithms
9 45 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (2.03%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.68%) Clustering
11 34 (1.68%) Equities
12 29 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
13 25 (1.24%) Hedge funds
14 20 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (0.89%) Reference Data
16 11 (0.54%) Data Centre
17 10 (0.50%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 196 (9.71%) Linux
2 67 (3.32%) Unix
3 61 (3.02%) Windows
4 13 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.54%) Android
6 9 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.40%) CentOS
8 6 (0.30%) Debian
8 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.30%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.20%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.20%) VMS
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.099%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.099%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.099%) Solaris
13 1 (0.050%) MVS
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 990 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (28.88%) DevOps
3 478 (23.68%) TDD
4 332 (16.44%) Software Engineering
5 312 (15.45%) Scrum
6 264 (13.08%) Test Automation
7 259 (12.83%) BDD
8 255 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
9 190 (9.41%) SDLC
10 147 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 141 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
12 124 (6.14%) Open Source
13 119 (5.89%) OO
14 112 (5.55%) Infrastructure as Code
15 110 (5.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 110 (5.45%) MVC
16 109 (5.40%) E-Commerce
17 106 (5.25%) Unit Testing
18 104 (5.15%) Multithreading
19 103 (5.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,009 (49.98%) Java
2 409 (20.26%) JavaScript
3 374 (18.52%) SQL
4 368 (18.23%) Python
5 337 (16.69%) C#
6 289 (14.31%) Java 8
7 142 (7.03%) TypeScript
8 128 (6.34%) Go
9 108 (5.35%) Scala
10 86 (4.26%) Kotlin
11 72 (3.57%) C++
12 59 (2.92%) PL/SQL
12 59 (2.92%) PowerShell
13 58 (2.87%) T-SQL
14 54 (2.67%) Bash Shell
15 44 (2.18%) Ruby
16 38 (1.88%) ES6
17 20 (0.99%) C
17 20 (0.99%) Groovy
18 19 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 168 (8.32%) Security Cleared
2 158 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 76 (3.76%) Degree
4 48 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 30 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 20 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
9 2 (0.099%) CFA
9 2 (0.099%) MCITP
9 2 (0.099%) MCSA
9 2 (0.099%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.099%) SANS
9 2 (0.099%) VCP6
9 2 (0.099%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.050%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.050%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.51%) QA
2 18 (0.89%) Accessibility
3 12 (0.59%) GDPR
3 12 (0.59%) GRC
3 12 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.45%) WCAG
5 7 (0.35%) SLA
6 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.30%) MiFID
6 6 (0.30%) NIST
7 3 (0.15%) EMIR
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.099%) PMO
9 1 (0.050%) COBIT
9 1 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.050%) HL7
9 1 (0.050%) NCSC
9 1 (0.050%) PSD2
9 1 (0.050%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.050%) TARGET2
System Software
1 642 (31.80%) Docker
2 14 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.50%) HDFS
3 10 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
4 6 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.15%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.15%) vSphere
7 2 (0.099%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.099%) iptables
7 2 (0.099%) KVM
7 2 (0.099%) LXC
7 2 (0.099%) vCloud
7 2 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 686 (33.98%) Kubernetes
2 218 (10.80%) Terraform
3 146 (7.23%) Ansible
4 60 (2.97%) Grafana
4 60 (2.97%) Prometheus
5 31 (1.54%) Puppet
6 25 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.89%) Istio
8 13 (0.64%) Kibana
9 7 (0.35%) CloudHub
10 6 (0.30%) Zipkin
11 5 (0.25%) Nagios
12 4 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.20%) Knative
13 3 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.15%) Graylog
13 3 (0.15%) Mesos
13 3 (0.15%) Oozie
13 3 (0.15%) Rancher
13 3 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 161 (7.97%) Oracle
2 106 (5.25%) Google
3 98 (4.85%) Microsoft
4 90 (4.46%) MuleSoft
5 57 (2.82%) Splunk
6 35 (1.73%) Atlassian
7 27 (1.34%) IBM
8 19 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 16 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (0.79%) SAP
10 15 (0.74%) VMware
11 14 (0.69%) Alibaba
11 14 (0.69%) Databricks
12 13 (0.64%) AppDynamics
13 12 (0.59%) Dynatrace
13 12 (0.59%) New Relic
13 12 (0.59%) Sybase
14 11 (0.54%) Adobe
14 11 (0.54%) Cloudera
14 11 (0.54%) Confluent