Period
to 19 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 57 162
Rank change year-on-year +26 +105 +243
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,936 1,839 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.39% 4.16% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.29% 4.74% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,288 1,419 556
London median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £415 £393
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
London median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.29% -36.36% -
10th Percentile £56.25 £35.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £143.75 £35.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £51.25
% change year-on-year +35.29% -17.07% -

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 40,300 38,836 38,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.66% 87.77% 86.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,141 27,950 28,121
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 384 373
London median hourly rate £22.46 £24.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.42% +10.34% +5.05%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.04 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.25% +0.61% +4.55%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 +52 621 £525 +2.44% 226
South London -10 174 £550 +4.76% 16
West London +25 115 £520 -0.95% 115
East London +13 78 £531 +1.19% 43
North London +3 4 £475 +8.57% 4
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 1,756 (59.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,577 (53.71%) Java
3 1,066 (36.31%) TDD
4 901 (30.69%) Amazon AWS
5 887 (30.21%) Docker
6 798 (27.18%) DevOps
7 761 (25.92%) JavaScript
8 727 (24.76%) Spring
9 664 (22.62%) Java 8
10 663 (22.58%) REST
11 654 (22.28%) Git (software)
12 580 (19.75%) BDD
13 557 (18.97%) Finance
14 542 (18.46%) RESTful
15 540 (18.39%) Jenkins
16 509 (17.34%) Microsoft Azure
17 508 (17.30%) Spring Boot
18 505 (17.20%) .NET
19 476 (16.21%) C#
20 461 (15.70%) Node.js
21 460 (15.67%) Scrum
22 458 (15.60%) Kubernetes
23 453 (15.43%) AngularJS
24 432 (14.71%) Test Automation
25 417 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
26 409 (13.93%) Banking
27 402 (13.69%) SQL
27 402 (13.69%) Greenfield Project
28 399 (13.59%) React
29 394 (13.42%) Web Services

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
1 235 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
2 182 (6.20%) Confluence
3 95 (3.24%) Apache Spark
4 72 (2.45%) Apache
5 62 (2.11%) WildFly
6 44 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 34 (1.16%) Apache Solr
7 34 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
7 34 (1.16%) nginx
8 30 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 29 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 28 (0.95%) CMS
11 26 (0.89%) Mule
12 25 (0.85%) NServiceBus
13 23 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.61%) Jetty
15 13 (0.44%) GlassFish
15 13 (0.44%) JBoss
16 12 (0.41%) Anypoint
16 12 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (0.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.034%) InVision
2 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.034%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.14%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.10%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.034%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.034%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 901 (30.69%) Amazon AWS
2 509 (17.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (4.90%) Serverless
4 105 (3.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 102 (3.47%) PaaS
6 97 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
7 91 (3.10%) GitHub
8 83 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
9 65 (2.21%) Amazon S3
10 59 (2.01%) Heroku
11 50 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
12 47 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
12 47 (1.60%) npm
13 46 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 37 (1.26%) SaaS
15 30 (1.02%) IaaS
16 29 (0.99%) OpenShift
17 28 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
18 20 (0.68%) Google Analytics
19 19 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 101 (3.44%) HTTP
2 78 (2.66%) DNS
3 73 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 69 (2.35%) SSL
5 62 (2.11%) FTP
6 52 (1.77%) Firewall
7 39 (1.33%) AMQP
8 20 (0.68%) Internet
9 16 (0.54%) Kerberos
10 15 (0.51%) DHCP
11 12 (0.41%) IPsec
11 12 (0.41%) VPN
12 11 (0.37%) SMS
13 10 (0.34%) WAN
14 6 (0.20%) VLAN
15 5 (0.17%) Network Security
15 5 (0.17%) SMTP
16 4 (0.14%) DOCSIS
16 4 (0.14%) LAN
16 4 (0.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (13.25%) NoSQL
2 376 (12.81%) MongoDB
3 281 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
4 250 (8.51%) Relational Database
5 221 (7.53%) SQL Server
6 202 (6.88%) MySQL
7 158 (5.38%) Big Data
8 150 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 142 (4.84%) Hadoop
10 129 (4.39%) RDBMS
11 108 (3.68%) Redis
12 86 (2.93%) Cosmos DB
13 77 (2.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 68 (2.32%) HBase
15 47 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
16 27 (0.92%) Couchbase
17 25 (0.85%) Neo4j
18 24 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
19 21 (0.72%) CouchDB
20 20 (0.68%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 654 (22.28%) Git (software)
2 540 (18.39%) Jenkins
3 340 (11.58%) Maven
4 275 (9.37%) JIRA
5 155 (5.28%) JUnit
6 143 (4.87%) Cucumber
7 139 (4.73%) Selenium
8 109 (3.71%) Mockito
9 107 (3.64%) Gradle
10 102 (3.47%) SonarQube
11 91 (3.10%) Subversion
12 87 (2.96%) Vagrant
13 86 (2.93%) Visual Studio
13 86 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
14 83 (2.83%) TeamCity
15 64 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
16 58 (1.98%) Artifactory
16 58 (1.98%) GitLab
17 57 (1.94%) Checkstyle
18 55 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 557 (18.97%) Finance
2 409 (13.93%) Banking
3 145 (4.94%) Retail
4 90 (3.07%) Front Office
5 82 (2.79%) Law
6 57 (1.94%) Games
7 55 (1.87%) Marketing
8 36 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 34 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 23 (0.78%) Advertising
11 17 (0.58%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.48%) Back Office
13 13 (0.44%) Legal
14 9 (0.31%) Electronics
14 9 (0.31%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.31%) Publishing
15 8 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.24%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.20%) French Language
18 5 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,910 (65.05%) Developer
2 930 (31.68%) Java Developer
3 344 (11.72%) Senior Developer
4 267 (9.09%) Architect
5 257 (8.75%) .NET Developer
6 205 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
7 185 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
8 180 (6.13%) C# Developer
9 163 (5.55%) React Developer
10 148 (5.04%) Full Stack Developer
11 133 (4.53%) JavaScript Developer
12 128 (4.36%) AWS Developer
13 123 (4.19%) Angular Developer
14 119 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
15 118 (4.02%) Node.js Developer
16 113 (3.85%) Software Engineer
17 105 (3.58%) Java Engineer
18 103 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
19 102 (3.47%) Lead Developer
20 98 (3.34%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 727 (24.76%) Spring
2 663 (22.58%) REST
3 542 (18.46%) RESTful
4 508 (17.30%) Spring Boot
5 505 (17.20%) .NET
6 461 (15.70%) Node.js
7 453 (15.43%) AngularJS
8 399 (13.59%) React
9 394 (13.42%) Web Services
10 341 (11.61%) HTML
11 324 (11.04%) Kafka
12 305 (10.39%) Hibernate
13 277 (9.43%) CSS
14 211 (7.19%) HTML5
15 201 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 190 (6.47%) ASP.NET
17 189 (6.44%) .NET Core
18 187 (6.37%) JSON
19 149 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
20 142 (4.84%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 402 (13.69%) Greenfield Project
2 254 (8.65%) Fintech
3 158 (5.38%) User Experience
4 98 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 96 (3.27%) Mobile App
6 75 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
7 64 (2.18%) Derivative
8 62 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 52 (1.77%) Algorithms
10 49 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
11 47 (1.60%) Fixed Income
12 46 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
13 45 (1.53%) Public Cloud
14 36 (1.23%) Cloud Native
14 36 (1.23%) Data Centre
15 35 (1.19%) Data Structures
16 34 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
17 26 (0.89%) Equities
18 24 (0.82%) Management Information System
19 23 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 333 (11.34%) Linux
2 154 (5.25%) Unix
3 67 (2.28%) Apple iOS
4 60 (2.04%) Windows
5 54 (1.84%) VMS
6 53 (1.81%) Android
7 18 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.48%) CentOS
8 14 (0.48%) CoreOS
9 9 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.14%) DC/OS
11 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.14%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.068%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.034%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.034%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,756 (59.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,066 (36.31%) TDD
3 798 (27.18%) DevOps
4 580 (19.75%) BDD
5 460 (15.67%) Scrum
6 432 (14.71%) Test Automation
7 417 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
8 334 (11.38%) Software Engineering
9 315 (10.73%) E-Commerce
10 310 (10.56%) Open Source
11 292 (9.95%) OO
12 278 (9.47%) MVC
12 278 (9.47%) SOA
13 216 (7.36%) Continuous Delivery
14 203 (6.91%) Pair Programming
15 175 (5.96%) Kanban
16 173 (5.89%) Domain-Driven Design
17 148 (5.04%) Mentoring
18 137 (4.67%) Unit Testing
19 136 (4.63%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,577 (53.71%) Java
2 761 (25.92%) JavaScript
3 664 (22.62%) Java 8
4 476 (16.21%) C#
5 402 (13.69%) SQL
6 369 (12.57%) Python
7 211 (7.19%) Scala
8 141 (4.80%) Ruby
9 113 (3.85%) ES6
10 112 (3.81%) TypeScript
11 110 (3.75%) Go
12 85 (2.90%) Bash Shell
13 79 (2.69%) Groovy
14 64 (2.18%) PHP
15 62 (2.11%) C++
16 55 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 53 (1.81%) JPQL
18 51 (1.74%) C
19 49 (1.67%) PowerShell
20 43 (1.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 220 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 202 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 70 (2.38%) Degree
4 40 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (1.09%) AWS Certification
6 16 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.27%) ISEB
11 6 (0.20%) RHCE
12 4 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.14%) CISSP
13 3 (0.10%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.068%) ISSAP
14 2 (0.068%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.068%) PhD
15 1 (0.034%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.034%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.67%) QA
2 57 (1.94%) GCP
3 12 (0.41%) PSD2
4 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.24%) GDPR
4 7 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.17%) SLA
6 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.10%) MiFID
6 3 (0.10%) PMO
7 2 (0.068%) WCAG
8 1 (0.034%) SEPA
System Software
1 887 (30.21%) Docker
2 18 (0.61%) HDFS
2 18 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.24%) etcd
4 7 (0.24%) flannel
4 7 (0.24%) vSphere
5 6 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.14%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.14%) NFS
8 3 (0.10%) Xen
9 1 (0.034%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.034%) Ceph
9 1 (0.034%) Gluster
9 1 (0.034%) iptables
9 1 (0.034%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 458 (15.60%) Kubernetes
2 274 (9.33%) Terraform
3 193 (6.57%) Ansible
4 165 (5.62%) Puppet
5 83 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (2.25%) Mesos
7 62 (2.11%) logstash
8 57 (1.94%) Kibana
9 41 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
10 34 (1.16%) Grafana
11 31 (1.06%) Marathon
12 28 (0.95%) Prometheus
13 25 (0.85%) Consul
14 24 (0.82%) ZABBIX
15 21 (0.72%) Nagios
16 19 (0.65%) HAProxy
16 19 (0.65%) Uchiwa
17 18 (0.61%) Pingdom
18 17 (0.58%) Packer
19 15 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 161 (5.48%) Oracle
2 122 (4.16%) Google
3 107 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 48 (1.63%) MuleSoft
5 45 (1.53%) AppDynamics
6 40 (1.36%) New Relic
7 38 (1.29%) Splunk
8 37 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 35 (1.19%) Adobe
10 30 (1.02%) hybris
11 29 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (0.89%) Apigee
13 25 (0.85%) IBM
14 19 (0.65%) PagerDuty
15 17 (0.58%) TIBCO
16 14 (0.48%) VMware
17 11 (0.37%) Red Hat
17 11 (0.37%) SAP
18 10 (0.34%) SOASTA, Inc
19 8 (0.27%) Facebook