Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 122 323
Rank change year-on-year +64 +201 +243
Contract jobs citing Microservices 1998 971 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.23% 2.18% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.88% 2.53% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1569 750 210
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £413 £381 £388
90th Percentile £641 £638 £650
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 -
% change year-on-year -12.20% - -

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 40979 38352 39009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.80% 86.25% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29855 27447 27851
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 420 466
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.28 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 2017.

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
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 16 December 2017. 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 +42 307 £513 - 78
South London +69 183 £525 +16.67% 13
West London +45 87 £540 +9.37% 20
East London +32 43 £525 -19.23% 12
North London - 5 £431 - 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1305 (65.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1296 (64.86%) Java
3 943 (47.20%) TDD
4 668 (33.43%) Amazon AWS
5 634 (31.73%) BDD
6 613 (30.68%) Docker
7 597 (29.88%) DevOps
8 559 (27.98%) REST
9 557 (27.88%) Spring
10 503 (25.18%) RESTful
11 491 (24.57%) Continuous Integration
12 462 (23.12%) Scrum
13 444 (22.22%) Git (software)
14 422 (21.12%) JavaScript
15 404 (20.22%) Jenkins
16 400 (20.02%) NoSQL
17 378 (18.92%) Web Services
18 359 (17.97%) Node.js
19 329 (16.47%) Finance
20 322 (16.12%) Spring Boot
21 316 (15.82%) Linux
22 305 (15.27%) Python
23 304 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
23 304 (15.22%) JIRA
24 295 (14.76%) Kafka
25 278 (13.91%) Kubernetes
26 261 (13.06%) Test Automation
26 261 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
27 260 (13.01%) Confluence
28 259 (12.96%) .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
1 260 (13.01%) Confluence
2 186 (9.31%) Elasticsearch
3 135 (6.76%) Apache Spark
4 75 (3.75%) Tomcat
5 69 (3.45%) Apache
6 66 (3.30%) WildFly
7 63 (3.15%) Apache Solr
8 46 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 45 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 38 (1.90%) JBoss
11 35 (1.75%) nginx
12 29 (1.45%) WebSphere
13 28 (1.40%) OpenStack
14 25 (1.25%) WebLogic
15 20 (1.00%) Jetty
16 18 (0.90%) Mule
17 17 (0.85%) CMS
18 13 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 13 (0.65%) Mule ESB
19 10 (0.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.050%) HipChat
2 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.050%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.050%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 668 (33.43%) Amazon AWS
2 261 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (5.56%) GitHub
4 90 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
5 80 (4.00%) Serverless
6 61 (3.05%) Amazon S3
7 60 (3.00%) PaaS
8 59 (2.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 51 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
10 42 (2.10%) Amazon SQS
11 33 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 29 (1.45%) IaaS
12 29 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 27 (1.35%) SaaS
14 23 (1.15%) OpenShift
15 22 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
17 15 (0.75%) Slack
18 13 (0.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.15%) HTTP
2 50 (2.50%) Kerberos
3 33 (1.65%) Internet
4 22 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.05%) SSL
6 20 (1.00%) Firewall
7 19 (0.95%) DNS
8 18 (0.90%) DSL
9 17 (0.85%) FTP
10 9 (0.45%) SSH
11 7 (0.35%) LAN
11 7 (0.35%) WAN
12 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.20%) SMS
13 4 (0.20%) SMTP
14 3 (0.15%) LDAP
14 3 (0.15%) Network Security
15 2 (0.10%) ATM
15 2 (0.10%) Skype
15 2 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (20.02%) NoSQL
2 304 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
3 209 (10.46%) Hadoop
4 204 (10.21%) MongoDB
5 191 (9.56%) Relational Database
6 184 (9.21%) Big Data
7 183 (9.16%) MySQL
8 149 (7.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 140 (7.01%) HBase
10 118 (5.91%) RDBMS
11 106 (5.31%) SQL Server
12 74 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 49 (2.45%) Redis
14 39 (1.95%) Neo4j
15 26 (1.30%) Endeca
16 24 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
17 23 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
18 20 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
19 18 (0.90%) Couchbase
20 15 (0.75%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 444 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 404 (20.22%) Jenkins
3 304 (15.22%) JIRA
4 196 (9.81%) JUnit
5 192 (9.61%) Maven
6 190 (9.51%) Mockito
7 152 (7.61%) Cucumber
8 96 (4.80%) Selenium
8 96 (4.80%) SonarQube
9 89 (4.45%) IntelliJ
9 89 (4.45%) TeamCity
10 74 (3.70%) Checkstyle
11 73 (3.65%) Vagrant
12 72 (3.60%) Gradle
13 62 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
14 58 (2.90%) Liquibase
15 39 (1.95%) Grunt
15 39 (1.95%) NUnit
16 35 (1.75%) Subversion
17 34 (1.70%) GitLab
General
1 329 (16.47%) Finance
2 222 (11.11%) Banking
3 96 (4.80%) Retail
4 59 (2.95%) Games
5 57 (2.85%) Marketing
6 55 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 42 (2.10%) Front Office
8 38 (1.90%) Law
9 36 (1.80%) Publishing
10 31 (1.55%) Telecoms
11 26 (1.30%) Electronics
12 25 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.65%) Advertising
15 12 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.35%) Automotive
17 6 (0.30%) Back Office
18 2 (0.10%) Legal
18 2 (0.10%) Private Banking
19 1 (0.050%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1303 (65.22%) Developer
2 729 (36.49%) Java Developer
3 252 (12.61%) Senior Developer
4 216 (10.81%) Architect
5 155 (7.76%) Senior Java Developer
6 146 (7.31%) .NET Developer
7 136 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
8 122 (6.11%) Full Stack Developer
9 110 (5.51%) Agile Developer
10 106 (5.31%) C# Developer
10 106 (5.31%) Scala Developer
11 88 (4.40%) JavaScript Developer
12 86 (4.30%) Agile Java Developer
12 86 (4.30%) AWS Developer
13 73 (3.65%) Software Engineer
14 71 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
15 70 (3.50%) SC Cleared Java Developer
16 69 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
17 64 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
18 59 (2.95%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (27.98%) REST
2 557 (27.88%) Spring
3 503 (25.18%) RESTful
4 378 (18.92%) Web Services
5 359 (17.97%) Node.js
6 322 (16.12%) Spring Boot
7 295 (14.76%) Kafka
8 259 (12.96%) .NET
9 256 (12.81%) AngularJS
10 244 (12.21%) Hibernate
11 204 (10.21%) React
12 202 (10.11%) HTML
13 164 (8.21%) CSS
14 147 (7.36%) ASP.NET
15 138 (6.91%) JMS
16 134 (6.71%) HTML5
17 132 (6.61%) J2EE
18 123 (6.16%) Apache Camel
18 123 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 122 (6.11%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.26%) Greenfield Project
2 120 (6.01%) Fintech
3 81 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
4 78 (3.90%) User Experience
5 64 (3.20%) Algorithms
6 57 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 50 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 47 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
8 47 (2.35%) Public Cloud
9 44 (2.20%) Computer Science
10 38 (1.90%) Blog
11 36 (1.80%) Data Structures
12 30 (1.50%) iPad
13 27 (1.35%) Derivative
14 26 (1.30%) Social Media
15 22 (1.10%) Online Banking
16 20 (1.00%) Replication
17 16 (0.80%) Cloud Native
18 14 (0.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 316 (15.82%) Linux
2 205 (10.26%) Unix
3 63 (3.15%) VMS
4 41 (2.05%) Windows
5 31 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.40%) Android
7 17 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.45%) CentOS
10 5 (0.25%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.20%) Solaris
11 4 (0.20%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.10%) AIX
12 2 (0.10%) SUSE
12 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.10%) zOS
13 1 (0.050%) Debian
13 1 (0.050%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1305 (65.32%) Agile Software Development
2 943 (47.20%) TDD
3 634 (31.73%) BDD
4 597 (29.88%) DevOps
5 491 (24.57%) Continuous Integration
6 462 (23.12%) Scrum
7 261 (13.06%) Test Automation
8 257 (12.86%) MVC
9 246 (12.31%) Open Source
10 238 (11.91%) Software Engineering
11 232 (11.61%) E-Commerce
12 223 (11.16%) SOA
13 218 (10.91%) Pair Programming
14 210 (10.51%) Domain-Driven Design
15 201 (10.06%) OO
16 188 (9.41%) Kanban
17 178 (8.91%) CQRS
18 177 (8.86%) High Availability
19 164 (8.21%) Continuous Delivery
20 136 (6.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1296 (64.86%) Java
2 422 (21.12%) JavaScript
3 305 (15.27%) Python
4 257 (12.86%) SQL
5 248 (12.41%) C#
5 248 (12.41%) Scala
6 101 (5.06%) Bash Shell
7 97 (4.85%) Ruby
8 79 (3.95%) Groovy
9 61 (3.05%) Go
10 59 (2.95%) JPQL
11 52 (2.60%) ES6
12 50 (2.50%) PHP
13 36 (1.80%) PowerShell
13 36 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 28 (1.40%) TypeScript
15 26 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 25 (1.25%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.15%) Perl
18 22 (1.10%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 258 (12.91%) Security Cleared
2 207 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 65 (3.25%) Degree
4 28 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.25%) CREST Certified
9 5 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.20%) CISA
10 4 (0.20%) CISM
11 3 (0.15%) CCSP
11 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.15%) CISSP
12 2 (0.10%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.10%) PMP
13 1 (0.050%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (7.56%) QA
2 10 (0.50%) MiFID
3 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.20%) EMIR
5 4 (0.20%) GCP
6 3 (0.15%) GDPR
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.050%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 613 (30.68%) Docker
2 67 (3.35%) HDFS
3 38 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.20%) vSphere
8 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.10%) Varnish
9 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.050%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.050%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.050%) Xen
Systems Management
1 278 (13.91%) Kubernetes
2 248 (12.41%) Ansible
3 197 (9.86%) Puppet
4 164 (8.21%) Terraform
5 110 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (4.50%) Kibana
7 87 (4.35%) logstash
8 72 (3.60%) Grafana
9 33 (1.65%) Mesos
10 22 (1.10%) HAProxy
11 16 (0.80%) Prometheus
12 14 (0.70%) Consul
12 14 (0.70%) Nagios
13 12 (0.60%) Graphite
13 12 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
14 11 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.45%) Cobbler
16 8 (0.40%) Oozie
16 8 (0.40%) Packer
16 8 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 131 (6.56%) Oracle
2 115 (5.76%) Splunk
3 86 (4.30%) AppDynamics
4 67 (3.35%) Google
5 62 (3.10%) Microsoft
6 41 (2.05%) IBM
7 38 (1.90%) MuleSoft
7 38 (1.90%) SAP
8 32 (1.60%) Atlassian
9 31 (1.55%) ATG
10 30 (1.50%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.05%) New Relic
12 20 (1.00%) TIBCO
13 17 (0.85%) Cloudera
13 17 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.70%) Hortonworks
15 13 (0.65%) Adobe
15 13 (0.65%) Solace
15 13 (0.65%) Sybase
16 12 (0.60%) ServiceNow