Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 23 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 +27
Contract jobs citing Microservices 1,524 2,934 2,397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.87% 7.31% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.90% 8.20% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,219 2,309 1,903
Median daily rate £563 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £150.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -76.67% +328.57%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year - -76.67% +252.94%

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 17,122 35,764 40,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.42% 89.13% 88.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,778 25,475 29,121
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 403 564
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £13.83
90th Percentile £54.63 £53.75 £50.35
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.40% +13.23% -13.73%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 -4 272 £550 - 105
South London +6 47 £538 +13.16% 5
East London -6 32 £550 -2.22% 9
West London +18 23 £525 -4.55% 16
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 849 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 813 (53.35%) Java
3 627 (41.14%) AWS
4 583 (38.25%) Docker
5 515 (33.79%) Azure
6 476 (31.23%) Kubernetes
7 450 (29.53%) DevOps
8 402 (26.38%) Finance
9 367 (24.08%) Spring
10 359 (23.56%) TDD
11 310 (20.34%) JavaScript
12 306 (20.08%) C#
13 303 (19.88%) Web Services
14 295 (19.36%) SQL
15 294 (19.29%) AngularJS
16 288 (18.90%) Java 8
17 279 (18.31%) .NET
18 278 (18.24%) Spring Boot
19 268 (17.59%) Scrum
20 256 (16.80%) Python
21 250 (16.40%) React
22 237 (15.55%) REST
23 230 (15.09%) BDD
24 225 (14.76%) Jenkins
25 221 (14.50%) Software Engineering
26 206 (13.52%) Test Automation
27 201 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
28 200 (13.12%) SQL Server
29 199 (13.06%) GCP
30 192 (12.60%) RESTful

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
1 101 (6.63%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (4.07%) Apache Spark
2 62 (4.07%) Confluence
3 37 (2.43%) Apache
4 21 (1.38%) CMS
5 19 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (0.72%) nginx
6 11 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.46%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.39%) IIS
9 5 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.26%) JBoss
11 3 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.20%) Mule
12 2 (0.13%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.13%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.066%) Sketch
2 1 (0.066%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.39%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.066%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 627 (41.14%) AWS
2 515 (33.79%) Azure
3 199 (13.06%) GCP
4 121 (7.94%) Serverless
5 84 (5.51%) AWS Lambda
6 72 (4.72%) SaaS
7 61 (4.00%) GitHub
8 51 (3.35%) Amazon ECS
8 51 (3.35%) OpenShift
9 33 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 30 (1.97%) Amazon S3
11 30 (1.97%) Apigee
12 27 (1.77%) PaaS
13 26 (1.71%) Amazon EKS
14 24 (1.57%) IaaS
15 15 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
17 13 (0.85%) AWS Step Functions
18 12 (0.79%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.81%) HTTP
2 37 (2.43%) SSL
3 27 (1.77%) HTTPS
4 16 (1.05%) VPN
5 13 (0.85%) Internet
6 12 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.72%) DNS
8 7 (0.46%) Firewall
9 6 (0.39%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.26%) FTP
10 4 (0.26%) Skype
11 3 (0.20%) DHCP
11 3 (0.20%) MQTT
11 3 (0.20%) SSH
12 2 (0.13%) AMQP
12 2 (0.13%) LAN
12 2 (0.13%) WAN
13 1 (0.066%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.066%) IKE
13 1 (0.066%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 165 (10.83%) MySQL
3 162 (10.63%) NoSQL
4 141 (9.25%) MongoDB
5 113 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
6 96 (6.30%) Redis
6 96 (6.30%) Relational Database
7 79 (5.18%) Big Data
8 49 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (3.02%) RDBMS
10 42 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
11 38 (2.49%) Amazon Redshift
12 37 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 33 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 33 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 32 (2.10%) Amazon Aurora
14 32 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
15 30 (1.97%) Hadoop
16 18 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
17 16 (1.05%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 225 (14.76%) Jenkins
2 186 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 116 (7.61%) JIRA
4 81 (5.31%) Maven
5 73 (4.79%) Mockito
6 71 (4.66%) JUnit
7 59 (3.87%) GitLab
7 59 (3.87%) Octopus Deploy
8 57 (3.74%) TeamCity
9 54 (3.54%) Gradle
10 49 (3.22%) Selenium
11 47 (3.08%) Artifactory
12 43 (2.82%) Cucumber
13 36 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
14 33 (2.17%) SonarQube
15 31 (2.03%) Jasmine
16 30 (1.97%) Protractor
17 29 (1.90%) Bitbucket
18 28 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
19 22 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 402 (26.38%) Finance
2 177 (11.61%) Banking
3 132 (8.66%) Front Office
4 114 (7.48%) Public Sector
5 43 (2.82%) Retail
6 36 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.84%) Back Office
8 27 (1.77%) Marketing
9 20 (1.31%) Games
10 13 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.52%) Electronics
12 8 (0.52%) Publishing
13 7 (0.46%) Advertising
13 7 (0.46%) Legal
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
14 6 (0.39%) Law
14 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 969 (63.58%) Developer
2 492 (32.28%) Java Developer
3 144 (9.45%) Architect
4 141 (9.25%) Senior Developer
5 132 (8.66%) AWS Developer
6 110 (7.22%) .NET Developer
7 101 (6.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 97 (6.36%) C# Developer
9 89 (5.84%) Full Stack Developer
9 89 (5.84%) Software Engineer
10 82 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
11 78 (5.12%) React Developer
12 70 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
13 68 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
14 61 (4.00%) Java Engineer
15 54 (3.54%) Angular Developer
15 54 (3.54%) Backend Developer
16 52 (3.41%) Python Developer
17 49 (3.22%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 48 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (24.08%) Spring
2 303 (19.88%) Web Services
3 294 (19.29%) AngularJS
4 279 (18.31%) .NET
5 278 (18.24%) Spring Boot
6 250 (16.40%) React
7 237 (15.55%) REST
8 192 (12.60%) RESTful
9 187 (12.27%) Node.js
10 178 (11.68%) Kafka
11 168 (11.02%) .NET Core
12 113 (7.41%) HTML
13 111 (7.28%) CSS
14 81 (5.31%) ASP.NET
15 77 (5.05%) SOAP
16 72 (4.72%) Redux
17 64 (4.20%) Hibernate
18 58 (3.81%) gRPC
19 56 (3.67%) JSON
20 52 (3.41%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 165 (10.83%) Greenfield Project
2 77 (5.05%) Hedge funds
3 75 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 66 (4.33%) Cloud Native
5 59 (3.87%) Derivative
6 57 (3.74%) Fixed Income
7 56 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
8 50 (3.28%) User Experience
9 34 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 33 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (2.10%) Algorithms
12 31 (2.03%) Equities
13 28 (1.84%) Mobile App
14 26 (1.71%) Virtual Team
15 22 (1.44%) Data Structures
16 21 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
17 20 (1.31%) Reference Data
18 19 (1.25%) Management Information System
19 16 (1.05%) Blog
19 16 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 160 (10.50%) Linux
2 63 (4.13%) Unix
3 39 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 36 (2.36%) Windows
5 22 (1.44%) Android
5 22 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.66%) CoreOS
7 9 (0.59%) CentOS
7 9 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.39%) Solaris
10 5 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Debian
11 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.13%) SUSE
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.066%) Android TV
12 1 (0.066%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (29.53%) DevOps
3 359 (23.56%) TDD
4 268 (17.59%) Scrum
5 230 (15.09%) BDD
6 221 (14.50%) Software Engineering
7 206 (13.52%) Test Automation
8 201 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
9 153 (10.04%) Pair Programming
10 130 (8.53%) Open Source
11 114 (7.48%) Fintech
12 111 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 103 (6.76%) Asset Management
14 93 (6.10%) Continuous Deployment
14 93 (6.10%) Migration
14 93 (6.10%) SDLC
15 88 (5.77%) Kanban
16 84 (5.51%) Analytics
17 77 (5.05%) Front End Development
17 77 (5.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 813 (53.35%) Java
2 310 (20.34%) JavaScript
3 306 (20.08%) C#
4 295 (19.36%) SQL
5 288 (18.90%) Java 8
6 256 (16.80%) Python
7 120 (7.87%) TypeScript
8 92 (6.04%) Scala
9 59 (3.87%) Kotlin
10 47 (3.08%) Ruby
11 45 (2.95%) Go
11 45 (2.95%) R
12 41 (2.69%) PowerShell
13 40 (2.62%) Bash Shell
14 39 (2.56%) F#
15 31 (2.03%) Groovy
16 30 (1.97%) C++
17 21 (1.38%) ES6
18 20 (1.31%) T-SQL
19 13 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 108 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 67 (4.40%) Degree
4 40 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.52%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.26%) ISEB
11 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.13%) OCP
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.066%) CISM
12 1 (0.066%) CISSP
12 1 (0.066%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.066%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.066%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.76%) QA
2 24 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.26%) MiFID
4 4 (0.26%) PSD2
5 3 (0.20%) PMO
6 2 (0.13%) GDPR
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 583 (38.25%) Docker
2 8 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.52%) HDFS
2 8 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.33%) vSphere
4 4 (0.26%) LXC
5 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.13%) BusyBox
5 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.066%) iptables
6 1 (0.066%) Postfix
6 1 (0.066%) Varnish
6 1 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.066%) zsh
Systems Management
1 476 (31.23%) Kubernetes
2 158 (10.37%) Terraform
3 95 (6.23%) Ansible
4 29 (1.90%) Prometheus
5 26 (1.71%) Puppet
6 16 (1.05%) Zipkin
7 13 (0.85%) Consul
7 13 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.85%) Packer
8 11 (0.72%) Mesos
9 8 (0.52%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.52%) Grafana
9 8 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
9 8 (0.52%) Oozie
9 8 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.39%) Ambari
11 6 (0.39%) Kibana
12 4 (0.26%) MIIS
Vendors
1 107 (7.02%) Google
2 84 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 70 (4.59%) Oracle
4 18 (1.18%) Cloudera
5 17 (1.12%) Databricks
6 16 (1.05%) Hortonworks
7 15 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 14 (0.92%) IBM
9 11 (0.72%) SAP
9 11 (0.72%) Splunk
10 10 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.66%) Veracode
11 9 (0.59%) Confluent
11 9 (0.59%) MapR
11 9 (0.59%) MuleSoft
11 9 (0.59%) Tableau
12 8 (0.52%) Sybase
13 7 (0.46%) New Relic
14 6 (0.39%) Apiary
14 6 (0.39%) Facebook