Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 22 30
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 +30
Contract jobs citing Microservices 1,156 2,854 2,960
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 8.76% 7.44% 6.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.89% 8.42% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 2,198 2,336
Median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £413 £438 £413
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £538 £513
% change year-on-year -2.33% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -17.39% +64.29%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year - -39.13% +35.29%

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 11,689 33,891 40,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.60% 88.38% 88.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,854 24,252 29,386
Median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £715 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 419 478
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £22.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.17% +2.40% -2.35%
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.44 £14.00
90th Percentile £49.20 £53.75 £55.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +19.05% -12.50%

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 27 September 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
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 27 September 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 -1 158 £550 - 159
South London +6 44 £500 -4.76% 10
West London +35 18 £500 -4.76% 52
East London -4 5 £313 -43.18% 16
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 651 (56.31%) Java
2 619 (53.55%) Agile Software Development
3 553 (47.84%) AWS
4 442 (38.24%) Azure
5 430 (37.20%) Kubernetes
6 417 (36.07%) Docker
7 404 (34.95%) DevOps
8 401 (34.69%) Finance
9 294 (25.43%) Python
10 283 (24.48%) SQL
11 279 (24.13%) Spring
12 272 (23.53%) Web Services
13 256 (22.15%) TDD
14 248 (21.45%) Software Engineering
15 245 (21.19%) Jenkins
16 237 (20.50%) Banking
17 230 (19.90%) JavaScript
18 226 (19.55%) C#
19 221 (19.12%) .NET
20 215 (18.60%) GCP
21 210 (18.17%) AngularJS
22 205 (17.73%) Java 8
23 198 (17.13%) Spring Boot
24 187 (16.18%) React
25 186 (16.09%) Git (software)
26 185 (16.00%) SQL Server
27 184 (15.92%) Test Automation
28 176 (15.22%) Asset Management
29 170 (14.71%) BDD
30 165 (14.27%) REST

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 98 (8.48%) Apache
2 55 (4.76%) Confluence
3 52 (4.50%) Apache Spark
4 34 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (1.64%) Red Hat Fuse
7 16 (1.38%) JBoss
8 14 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.12%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.87%) nginx
10 10 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.78%) Mule
12 6 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.43%) Anypoint
14 4 (0.35%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
14 4 (0.35%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.087%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.087%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.087%) Blender
2 1 (0.087%) Maya
2 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.087%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.087%) Magento
4 1 (0.087%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.087%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.087%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.087%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.087%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 553 (47.84%) AWS
2 442 (38.24%) Azure
3 215 (18.60%) GCP
4 148 (12.80%) Serverless
5 123 (10.64%) AWS Lambda
6 101 (8.74%) Amazon ECS
7 85 (7.35%) Apigee
8 38 (3.29%) SaaS
9 36 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (2.85%) Amazon S3
11 31 (2.68%) GitHub
11 31 (2.68%) PaaS
12 30 (2.60%) OpenShift
13 29 (2.51%) IaaS
14 25 (2.16%) Amazon EKS
15 23 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 19 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
16 19 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
17 18 (1.56%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.34%) SSL
2 25 (2.16%) HTTP
3 23 (1.99%) HTTPS
4 12 (1.04%) DNS
4 12 (1.04%) VPN
5 9 (0.78%) Firewall
5 9 (0.78%) Internet
6 5 (0.43%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.43%) Skype
7 4 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.26%) SNMP
8 3 (0.26%) SSH
8 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.26%) VLAN
9 2 (0.17%) LAN
9 2 (0.17%) Network Security
9 2 (0.17%) WAN
10 1 (0.087%) Broadband
10 1 (0.087%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 165 (14.27%) PostgreSQL
3 146 (12.63%) MySQL
4 123 (10.64%) NoSQL
5 91 (7.87%) MongoDB
6 90 (7.79%) Amazon Redshift
7 73 (6.31%) Relational Database
8 58 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (3.72%) Big Data
10 33 (2.85%) Amazon Aurora
10 33 (2.85%) RDBMS
10 33 (2.85%) Redis
11 32 (2.77%) Hadoop
12 30 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
13 27 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.82%) Cosmos DB
15 15 (1.30%) Oracle Database
16 13 (1.12%) SQL Server 2017
17 12 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
18 11 (0.95%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 245 (21.19%) Jenkins
2 186 (16.09%) Git (software)
3 107 (9.26%) GitLab
4 106 (9.17%) JIRA
5 93 (8.04%) Maven
6 87 (7.53%) Artifactory
7 58 (5.02%) Cucumber
8 43 (3.72%) JUnit
8 43 (3.72%) Mockito
9 32 (2.77%) Gradle
10 31 (2.68%) SonarQube
11 30 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (2.16%) Cypress.io
12 25 (2.16%) Selenium
13 24 (2.08%) Subversion
14 23 (1.99%) Jasmine
15 22 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
15 22 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
15 22 (1.90%) WebDriver
16 21 (1.82%) gulp
General
1 401 (34.69%) Finance
2 237 (20.50%) Banking
3 111 (9.60%) Front Office
4 71 (6.14%) Public Sector
5 45 (3.89%) Back Office
6 29 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.04%) Retail
9 11 (0.95%) Marketing
10 10 (0.87%) Games
11 9 (0.78%) Electronics
12 5 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Law
13 4 (0.35%) Local Government
14 3 (0.26%) Legal
15 2 (0.17%) Advertising
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 653 (56.49%) Developer
2 348 (30.10%) Java Developer
3 148 (12.80%) Architect
4 129 (11.16%) AWS Developer
5 127 (10.99%) AWS Engineer
6 124 (10.73%) Software Engineer
7 112 (9.69%) Java Engineer
8 100 (8.65%) Senior Developer
9 95 (8.22%) AWS Software Engineer
10 91 (7.87%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 73 (6.31%) Java Software Engineer
12 72 (6.23%) SQL Developer
13 67 (5.80%) Full Stack Developer
13 67 (5.80%) Java Software Developer
14 65 (5.62%) .NET Developer
14 65 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
15 53 (4.58%) Python Developer
16 48 (4.15%) C# Developer
16 48 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
17 47 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (24.13%) Spring
2 272 (23.53%) Web Services
3 221 (19.12%) .NET
4 210 (18.17%) AngularJS
5 198 (17.13%) Spring Boot
6 187 (16.18%) React
7 165 (14.27%) REST
8 149 (12.89%) .NET Core
9 144 (12.46%) Kafka
10 117 (10.12%) RESTful
11 113 (9.78%) gRPC
12 93 (8.04%) Node.js
13 91 (7.87%) HTML
14 79 (6.83%) Swagger
15 74 (6.40%) OAuth
16 68 (5.88%) Vue.js
17 66 (5.71%) CSS
18 64 (5.54%) ASP.NET
19 57 (4.93%) ASP.NET Core
20 51 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.80%) Hedge funds
2 134 (11.59%) Greenfield Project
3 86 (7.44%) Fixed Income
4 84 (7.27%) Derivative
5 68 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 60 (5.19%) Equities
7 40 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (2.77%) Cloud Native
9 29 (2.51%) Mobile App
10 28 (2.42%) User Experience
11 19 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.21%) Data Centre
13 14 (1.21%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.21%) Pricing Data
13 14 (1.21%) Reference Data
14 13 (1.12%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.12%) Blog
14 13 (1.12%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (10.21%) Linux
2 48 (4.15%) Unix
3 28 (2.42%) Windows
4 27 (2.34%) Mac OS X
5 12 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.95%) CentOS
7 10 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.61%) Debian
10 5 (0.43%) Android
11 4 (0.35%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.17%) Fedora
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.087%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.087%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (53.55%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (34.95%) DevOps
3 256 (22.15%) TDD
4 248 (21.45%) Software Engineering
5 184 (15.92%) Test Automation
6 176 (15.22%) Asset Management
7 170 (14.71%) BDD
8 158 (13.67%) Investment Management
9 142 (12.28%) Scrum
10 139 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 110 (9.52%) Open Source
13 103 (8.91%) Fintech
14 98 (8.48%) Migration
15 87 (7.53%) Mentoring
16 81 (7.01%) SDLC
17 77 (6.66%) OO
18 74 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
19 62 (5.36%) Pair Programming
20 60 (5.19%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 651 (56.31%) Java
2 294 (25.43%) Python
3 283 (24.48%) SQL
4 230 (19.90%) JavaScript
5 226 (19.55%) C#
6 205 (17.73%) Java 8
7 76 (6.57%) Scala
8 75 (6.49%) Kotlin
9 64 (5.54%) TypeScript
10 38 (3.29%) Go
11 33 (2.85%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.51%) C++
13 24 (2.08%) Ruby
13 24 (2.08%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.99%) R
15 19 (1.64%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.47%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.30%) PHP
18 14 (1.21%) Perl
19 12 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 134 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 96 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.29%) Degree
4 27 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.16%) Sun Certification
7 19 (1.64%) Master's Degree
8 12 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.52%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.17%) Novell Certification
13 1 (0.087%) ISEB
13 1 (0.087%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.087%) PhD
13 1 (0.087%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.63%) QA
2 13 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.35%) GDPR
4 4 (0.35%) SLA
5 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.17%) NCSC
7 1 (0.087%) Basel III
7 1 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.087%) MiFID
7 1 (0.087%) NIST
7 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.087%) WCAG
System Software
1 417 (36.07%) Docker
2 24 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.52%) HDFS
3 6 (0.52%) vSphere
4 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.26%) LXC
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.17%) Postfix
6 2 (0.17%) zsh
7 1 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 430 (37.20%) Kubernetes
2 128 (11.07%) Terraform
3 64 (5.54%) Ansible
4 45 (3.89%) Prometheus
5 20 (1.73%) Puppet
6 16 (1.38%) Grafana
7 15 (1.30%) Zipkin
8 12 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.87%) Kibana
10 7 (0.61%) Packer
11 6 (0.52%) Salt
12 5 (0.43%) Consul
12 5 (0.43%) Istio
12 5 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.43%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.35%) logstash
13 4 (0.35%) Rancher
14 3 (0.26%) linkerd
14 3 (0.26%) Mesos
14 3 (0.26%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 145 (12.54%) Google
2 127 (10.99%) Oracle
3 77 (6.66%) Microsoft
4 47 (4.07%) MuleSoft
5 30 (2.60%) Sybase
6 29 (2.51%) Splunk
7 19 (1.64%) AppDynamics
8 17 (1.47%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.38%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.30%) Cloudera
11 14 (1.21%) Databricks
11 14 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.21%) SAP
12 8 (0.69%) Axway
12 8 (0.69%) SaltStack
13 7 (0.61%) Dell
13 7 (0.61%) Hortonworks
13 7 (0.61%) Murex
14 6 (0.52%) Cognizant
14 6 (0.52%) IBM