Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 57 101
Rank change year-on-year +32 +44 +198
Contract jobs citing Microservices 3,255 2,020 1,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.31% 4.33% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.30% 4.93% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,505 1,606 807
London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
London median hourly rate £46.25 £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -36.36% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £35.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% -

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 39,228 40,971 36,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.16% 87.86% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,051 29,851 26,051
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 433 443
London median hourly rate £24.23 £22.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.14% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.81 £13.60 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £52.25
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +40 774 £550 +4.76% 278
East London +37 186 £563 +7.14% 47
South London -12 138 £539 +0.47% 15
West London +21 121 £525 -2.33% 172
North London -9 5 £500 +15.94% 3
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1,940 (59.60%) Java
2 1,840 (56.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1,227 (37.70%) TDD
4 1,066 (32.75%) Amazon AWS
5 1,063 (32.66%) Docker
6 944 (29.00%) Spring
7 924 (28.39%) DevOps
8 880 (27.04%) JavaScript
9 855 (26.27%) Java 8
10 713 (21.90%) Spring Boot
11 694 (21.32%) Kubernetes
12 693 (21.29%) RESTful
13 678 (20.83%) BDD
14 677 (20.80%) REST
15 657 (20.18%) Finance
16 626 (19.23%) Jenkins
17 616 (18.92%) Git (software)
18 589 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
19 587 (18.03%) Node.js
20 555 (17.05%) React
21 533 (16.37%) Web Services
22 524 (16.10%) AngularJS
23 506 (15.55%) Greenfield Project
24 499 (15.33%) Test Automation
24 499 (15.33%) Banking
25 497 (15.27%) SQL
26 489 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
27 461 (14.16%) NoSQL
28 459 (14.10%) Python
29 458 (14.07%) .NET

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
1 207 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
2 184 (5.65%) Confluence
3 89 (2.73%) Apache Spark
4 53 (1.63%) Apache
5 50 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
5 50 (1.54%) WildFly
6 48 (1.47%) CMS
7 35 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 34 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 32 (0.98%) Apache Solr
9 32 (0.98%) Mule
10 30 (0.92%) MQSeries
11 22 (0.68%) Gunicorn
12 20 (0.61%) nginx
13 19 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.43%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.40%) NServiceBus
16 13 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.092%) InVision
5 2 (0.061%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.061%) GIMP
5 2 (0.061%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.031%) HipChat
6 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.031%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.031%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.15%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.12%) Fredhopper
3 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.092%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.031%) Endur
6 1 (0.031%) Magento
6 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,066 (32.75%) Amazon AWS
2 589 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 228 (7.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 162 (4.98%) Serverless
5 121 (3.72%) PaaS
6 106 (3.26%) GitHub
7 100 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
8 70 (2.15%) SaaS
9 57 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
10 56 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 47 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
12 46 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
13 40 (1.23%) IaaS
14 39 (1.20%) Apigee
14 39 (1.20%) OpenShift
15 37 (1.14%) Amazon S3
16 33 (1.01%) Heroku
16 33 (1.01%) npm
17 16 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
17 16 (0.49%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 101 (3.10%) HTTP
2 62 (1.90%) SSL
3 56 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 53 (1.63%) DNS
5 52 (1.60%) FTP
6 42 (1.29%) AMQP
7 40 (1.23%) Firewall
8 20 (0.61%) Internet
8 20 (0.61%) IPsec
9 19 (0.58%) VPN
10 18 (0.55%) DHCP
11 11 (0.34%) SSH
12 10 (0.31%) VLAN
13 9 (0.28%) Kerberos
14 7 (0.22%) SMTP
15 4 (0.12%) WAN
16 3 (0.092%) DMARC
16 3 (0.092%) MPLS
17 2 (0.061%) SMS
18 1 (0.031%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (14.16%) NoSQL
2 394 (12.10%) MongoDB
3 252 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
4 247 (7.59%) Relational Database
5 245 (7.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 210 (6.45%) SQL Server
7 178 (5.47%) MySQL
8 161 (4.95%) Hadoop
9 140 (4.30%) Redis
10 136 (4.18%) RDBMS
11 125 (3.84%) Big Data
12 82 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
13 68 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 48 (1.47%) HBase
15 45 (1.38%) Cosmos DB
16 44 (1.35%) Couchbase
17 39 (1.20%) Data Lake
18 32 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
19 28 (0.86%) Apache Hive
20 24 (0.74%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 626 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 616 (18.92%) Git (software)
3 371 (11.40%) Maven
4 249 (7.65%) JIRA
5 174 (5.35%) Selenium
6 170 (5.22%) JUnit
7 128 (3.93%) Cucumber
8 125 (3.84%) Gradle
9 107 (3.29%) SonarQube
10 100 (3.07%) Mockito
11 84 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 76 (2.33%) Bitbucket
13 75 (2.30%) Vagrant
14 73 (2.24%) TeamCity
15 71 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
16 63 (1.94%) Gatling
17 56 (1.72%) Subversion
18 55 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
19 52 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
20 51 (1.57%) Checkstyle
General
1 657 (20.18%) Finance
2 499 (15.33%) Banking
3 153 (4.70%) Retail
4 130 (3.99%) Front Office
5 59 (1.81%) Law
6 51 (1.57%) Games
7 41 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.23%) Marketing
9 30 (0.92%) Advertising
10 24 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 22 (0.68%) Back Office
12 17 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.49%) Legal
14 10 (0.31%) Billing
14 10 (0.31%) Publishing
14 10 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.22%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.18%) Electronics
16 6 (0.18%) French Language
17 4 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,070 (63.59%) Developer
2 1,053 (32.35%) Java Developer
3 369 (11.34%) Senior Developer
4 343 (10.54%) Architect
5 248 (7.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 217 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 215 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
8 205 (6.30%) React Developer
9 199 (6.11%) Senior Java Developer
10 188 (5.78%) AWS Developer
11 183 (5.62%) C# Developer
12 151 (4.64%) Software Engineer
13 141 (4.33%) AWS Engineer
14 128 (3.93%) Java Engineer
14 128 (3.93%) Node.js Developer
15 125 (3.84%) Lead Developer
16 120 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
16 120 (3.69%) Python Developer
17 105 (3.23%) Angular Developer
18 98 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 944 (29.00%) Spring
2 713 (21.90%) Spring Boot
3 693 (21.29%) RESTful
4 677 (20.80%) REST
5 587 (18.03%) Node.js
6 555 (17.05%) React
7 533 (16.37%) Web Services
8 524 (16.10%) AngularJS
9 458 (14.07%) .NET
10 357 (10.97%) Kafka
11 355 (10.91%) HTML
12 339 (10.41%) CSS
13 338 (10.38%) Hibernate
14 213 (6.54%) HTML5
15 197 (6.05%) .NET Core
16 191 (5.87%) Redux
17 190 (5.84%) JSON
18 167 (5.13%) JMS
19 161 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
20 147 (4.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 506 (15.55%) Greenfield Project
2 251 (7.71%) Fintech
3 126 (3.87%) User Experience
4 90 (2.76%) Cloud Native
5 84 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 81 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 67 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 58 (1.78%) Derivative
9 51 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
10 50 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
11 48 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 48 (1.47%) Fixed Income
12 47 (1.44%) Data Structures
13 31 (0.95%) Equities
13 31 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
14 28 (0.86%) Public Cloud
15 26 (0.80%) iPad
16 25 (0.77%) Virtual Team
17 24 (0.74%) Hedge funds
18 20 (0.61%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 315 (9.68%) Linux
2 126 (3.87%) Unix
3 64 (1.97%) Windows
4 52 (1.60%) Android
4 52 (1.60%) VMS
5 47 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.28%) CentOS
7 9 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.12%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.031%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.031%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.031%) Solaris
12 1 (0.031%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.031%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,840 (56.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,227 (37.70%) TDD
3 924 (28.39%) DevOps
4 678 (20.83%) BDD
5 499 (15.33%) Test Automation
6 489 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
7 429 (13.18%) Scrum
8 388 (11.92%) Software Engineering
9 297 (9.12%) E-Commerce
10 294 (9.03%) OO
11 279 (8.57%) Open Source
12 275 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
13 238 (7.31%) MVC
14 232 (7.13%) SOA
15 224 (6.88%) Pair Programming
16 201 (6.18%) Kanban
17 166 (5.10%) Domain-Driven Design
18 144 (4.42%) Front End Development
19 129 (3.96%) Mentoring
20 128 (3.93%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,940 (59.60%) Java
2 880 (27.04%) JavaScript
3 855 (26.27%) Java 8
4 497 (15.27%) SQL
5 459 (14.10%) Python
6 454 (13.95%) C#
7 210 (6.45%) Scala
8 141 (4.33%) Go
9 116 (3.56%) TypeScript
10 111 (3.41%) ES6
11 86 (2.64%) Ruby
12 78 (2.40%) Bash Shell
13 76 (2.33%) PHP
14 73 (2.24%) C
15 71 (2.18%) C++
16 59 (1.81%) PowerShell
17 55 (1.69%) PL/SQL
18 54 (1.66%) Kotlin
19 53 (1.63%) Groovy
20 48 (1.47%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 173 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 146 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 95 (2.92%) Degree
4 48 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (1.14%) AWS Certification
6 29 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 13 (0.40%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.25%) CISSP
11 8 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.22%) ISEB
12 7 (0.22%) RHCE
13 6 (0.18%) CISM
14 5 (0.15%) PhD
15 4 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
16 3 (0.092%) CISA
16 3 (0.092%) Numerate Degree
17 2 (0.061%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (4.58%) QA
2 12 (0.37%) PSD2
3 10 (0.31%) GDPR
4 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.092%) SLA
7 3 (0.092%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.092%) WCAG
8 1 (0.031%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.031%) FATCA
8 1 (0.031%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.031%) PMO
8 1 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.031%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,063 (32.66%) Docker
2 31 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.55%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.40%) Xen
6 12 (0.37%) HDFS
7 10 (0.31%) NFS
8 8 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.092%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.092%) KVM
10 3 (0.092%) Varnish
11 2 (0.061%) vSphere
12 1 (0.031%) etcd
12 1 (0.031%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 694 (21.32%) Kubernetes
2 342 (10.51%) Terraform
3 276 (8.48%) Ansible
4 124 (3.81%) Puppet
5 103 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (1.84%) Kibana
7 53 (1.63%) Prometheus
8 52 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
9 50 (1.54%) Mesos
10 44 (1.35%) Grafana
11 40 (1.23%) logstash
12 25 (0.77%) Salt
13 24 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
14 22 (0.68%) Packer
14 22 (0.68%) Rancher
15 21 (0.65%) Marathon
16 20 (0.61%) Consul
17 17 (0.52%) Istio
18 12 (0.37%) Nagios
18 12 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 214 (6.57%) Google
2 196 (6.02%) Oracle
3 126 (3.87%) Microsoft
4 103 (3.16%) Splunk
5 40 (1.23%) AppDynamics
6 28 (0.86%) IBM
6 28 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (0.83%) hybris
7 27 (0.83%) MuleSoft
8 26 (0.80%) Adobe
9 25 (0.77%) Atlassian
10 24 (0.74%) VMware
11 19 (0.58%) New Relic
12 16 (0.49%) SAP
13 15 (0.46%) Bloomberg
14 12 (0.37%) Reuters
15 11 (0.34%) Twitter
16 10 (0.31%) Dynatrace
16 10 (0.31%) Facebook
17 9 (0.28%) Cadence