Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 31 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +28 +107
Contract jobs citing Microservices 2,855 2,893 1,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.42% 6.41% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.42% 7.26% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,171 2,254 1,398
London median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £438 £413 £415
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £535 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.39% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.13% +64.29% -36.36%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -39.13% +35.29% -22.73%

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 33,921 39,850 38,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.12% 88.28% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,270 28,836 27,944
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £660
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 483 382
London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -2.70% +10.12%
10th Percentile £12.46 £14.00 £12.89
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.69 £51.13
England median hourly rate £24.70 £20.80 £23.14
% change year-on-year +18.75% -10.13% +1.34%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +12 755 £550 +4.76% 239
South London +2 114 £525 -4.55% 18
East London +4 77 £550 +2.33% 46
West London -27 51 £525 +1.45% 76
North London +5 10 £525 +10.53% 9
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,512 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,475 (51.66%) Java
3 986 (34.54%) Docker
4 949 (33.24%) AWS
5 858 (30.05%) DevOps
6 820 (28.72%) TDD
7 751 (26.30%) Kubernetes
8 731 (25.60%) Azure
9 661 (23.15%) JavaScript
10 633 (22.17%) Finance
11 602 (21.09%) Spring
12 540 (18.91%) Node.js
13 488 (17.09%) SQL
14 485 (16.99%) Python
15 482 (16.88%) .NET
16 478 (16.74%) REST
17 475 (16.64%) Java 8
18 471 (16.50%) BDD
19 445 (15.59%) AngularJS
20 443 (15.52%) Jenkins
21 440 (15.41%) C#
22 434 (15.20%) Scrum
22 434 (15.20%) Spring Boot
23 431 (15.10%) Web Services
24 430 (15.06%) RESTful
25 423 (14.82%) Git (software)
26 422 (14.78%) NoSQL
27 405 (14.19%) Kafka
28 403 (14.12%) Banking
29 388 (13.59%) Software Engineering

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
1 158 (5.53%) Confluence
2 138 (4.83%) Elasticsearch
3 83 (2.91%) Apache Spark
4 53 (1.86%) Apache
5 32 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
6 29 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 28 (0.98%) JBoss
8 23 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 22 (0.77%) Apache Solr
9 22 (0.77%) CMS
10 17 (0.60%) nginx
11 16 (0.56%) ArcGIS
11 16 (0.56%) IIS
11 16 (0.56%) NServiceBus
12 15 (0.53%) GeoServer
12 15 (0.53%) Jupyter
12 15 (0.53%) SharePoint
13 14 (0.49%) Mule
14 12 (0.42%) Jetty
14 12 (0.42%) Magnolia
Applications
1 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.28%) PolarLake
4 7 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
5 6 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.14%) Fredhopper
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.070%) Magento
9 2 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.070%) R3 Corda
10 1 (0.035%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 949 (33.24%) AWS
2 731 (25.60%) Azure
3 296 (10.37%) Serverless
4 224 (7.85%) GCP
5 164 (5.74%) AWS Lambda
6 94 (3.29%) OpenShift
6 94 (3.29%) PaaS
7 89 (3.12%) Amazon S3
8 84 (2.94%) GitHub
9 79 (2.77%) Amazon SQS
10 68 (2.38%) SaaS
11 59 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
12 57 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
13 54 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
14 51 (1.79%) Amazon Kinesis
15 39 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
15 39 (1.37%) Power Platform
16 34 (1.19%) IaaS
17 30 (1.05%) Office 365
18 28 (0.98%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.33%) HTTP
2 57 (2.00%) FTP
3 43 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 38 (1.33%) DNS
4 38 (1.33%) SSL
5 21 (0.74%) DHCP
5 21 (0.74%) IPsec
6 19 (0.67%) Firewall
7 16 (0.56%) Network Security
8 15 (0.53%) WAN
9 14 (0.49%) Internet
9 14 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.28%) MQTT
10 8 (0.28%) VPN
11 5 (0.18%) AMQP
11 5 (0.18%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.14%) PuTTY
13 3 (0.11%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.11%) Skype
14 2 (0.070%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (14.78%) NoSQL
2 276 (9.67%) MongoDB
3 237 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
4 236 (8.27%) Relational Database
5 230 (8.06%) SQL Server
6 195 (6.83%) MySQL
7 156 (5.46%) Big Data
8 116 (4.06%) Redis
9 111 (3.89%) RDBMS
10 105 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 91 (3.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 91 (3.19%) Hadoop
12 71 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
13 60 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
14 57 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
15 50 (1.75%) Data Lake
16 41 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
17 37 (1.30%) Power BI
18 35 (1.23%) Blockchain
19 34 (1.19%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 443 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 423 (14.82%) Git (software)
3 239 (8.37%) JIRA
4 135 (4.73%) Maven
5 110 (3.85%) JUnit
6 91 (3.19%) Mockito
7 89 (3.12%) Selenium
8 74 (2.59%) GitLab
9 69 (2.42%) Cucumber
10 60 (2.10%) CircleCI
11 55 (1.93%) TeamCity
12 52 (1.82%) Gradle
13 51 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
14 47 (1.65%) Subversion
15 46 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 44 (1.54%) Bitbucket
17 42 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
18 37 (1.30%) Travis CI
19 36 (1.26%) NUnit
20 35 (1.23%) SonarQube
General
1 633 (22.17%) Finance
2 403 (14.12%) Banking
3 104 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 102 (3.57%) Front Office
5 99 (3.47%) Retail
6 80 (2.80%) Investment Banking
7 75 (2.63%) Law
8 47 (1.65%) Marketing
9 40 (1.40%) Legal
10 31 (1.09%) Games
11 24 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.77%) Retail Banking
13 18 (0.63%) Telecoms
14 14 (0.49%) Advertising
15 13 (0.46%) Publishing
16 9 (0.32%) Back Office
16 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.25%) Electronics
17 7 (0.25%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.14%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1,761 (61.68%) Developer
2 794 (27.81%) Java Developer
3 340 (11.91%) Senior Developer
4 328 (11.49%) Architect
5 204 (7.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 178 (6.23%) React Developer
7 177 (6.20%) .NET Developer
7 177 (6.20%) Full Stack Developer
8 173 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 149 (5.22%) C# Developer
10 142 (4.97%) AWS Developer
11 123 (4.31%) AWS Engineer
11 123 (4.31%) Python Developer
12 115 (4.03%) Java Engineer
13 109 (3.82%) Software Engineer
14 100 (3.50%) Node.js Developer
15 99 (3.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 99 (3.47%) Lead Developer
16 93 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
17 81 (2.84%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (21.09%) Spring
2 540 (18.91%) Node.js
3 482 (16.88%) .NET
4 478 (16.74%) REST
5 445 (15.59%) AngularJS
6 434 (15.20%) Spring Boot
7 431 (15.10%) Web Services
8 430 (15.06%) RESTful
9 405 (14.19%) Kafka
10 388 (13.59%) React
11 250 (8.76%) HTML
12 234 (8.20%) CSS
13 231 (8.09%) .NET Core
14 192 (6.73%) JSON
15 158 (5.53%) Hibernate
15 158 (5.53%) Redux
16 154 (5.39%) J2EE
17 123 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
17 123 (4.31%) HTML5
18 121 (4.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 293 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
4 81 (2.84%) User Experience
5 79 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 74 (2.59%) Derivative
7 71 (2.49%) Equities
8 69 (2.42%) Cloud Native
9 67 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 61 (2.14%) Algorithms
11 55 (1.93%) Fixed Income
12 51 (1.79%) Virtual Team
13 49 (1.72%) Data Structures
14 45 (1.58%) Hedge funds
15 43 (1.51%) Public Cloud
16 29 (1.02%) Data Centre
17 25 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
18 23 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
19 22 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
20 19 (0.67%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 324 (11.35%) Linux
2 98 (3.43%) Unix
3 56 (1.96%) Windows
4 46 (1.61%) Android
5 38 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.53%) Mac OS
8 13 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.28%) CentOS
9 8 (0.28%) VMS
10 6 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.18%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.14%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.070%) AIX
14 1 (0.035%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.035%) Solaris
14 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,512 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
2 858 (30.05%) DevOps
3 820 (28.72%) TDD
4 471 (16.50%) BDD
5 434 (15.20%) Scrum
6 388 (13.59%) Software Engineering
7 363 (12.71%) Test Automation
8 360 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
9 218 (7.64%) Fintech
10 214 (7.50%) Pair Programming
11 196 (6.87%) E-Commerce
12 187 (6.55%) SDLC
13 186 (6.51%) Open Source
14 180 (6.30%) OO
14 180 (6.30%) SOA
15 175 (6.13%) Kanban
15 175 (6.13%) Unit Testing
16 173 (6.06%) MVC
17 164 (5.74%) Mentoring
18 151 (5.29%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,475 (51.66%) Java
2 661 (23.15%) JavaScript
3 488 (17.09%) SQL
4 485 (16.99%) Python
5 475 (16.64%) Java 8
6 440 (15.41%) C#
7 184 (6.44%) TypeScript
8 132 (4.62%) Scala
9 130 (4.55%) Go
10 87 (3.05%) Ruby
11 72 (2.52%) ES6
12 70 (2.45%) Kotlin
13 51 (1.79%) R
14 47 (1.65%) C++
14 47 (1.65%) PHP
15 46 (1.61%) Groovy
16 44 (1.54%) Bash Shell
17 43 (1.51%) Shell Script
18 30 (1.05%) PowerShell
19 24 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 207 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 176 (6.16%) SC Cleared
3 98 (3.43%) Degree
4 29 (1.02%) AWS Certification
5 17 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.46%) PhD
7 10 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.25%) ISEB
10 7 (0.25%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.11%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.11%) PMP
12 3 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.070%) MBA
13 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.035%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.035%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.33%) QA
2 21 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.42%) PSD2
4 7 (0.25%) GDPR
5 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.21%) MiFID
6 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.14%) PMO
7 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.070%) EMIR
8 2 (0.070%) SLA
9 1 (0.035%) FATCA
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.035%) NIST
9 1 (0.035%) SEPA
System Software
1 986 (34.54%) Docker
2 26 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.46%) Apache Flume
3 13 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.28%) HDFS
5 6 (0.21%) Postfix
6 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.18%) OpenAM
6 5 (0.18%) OpenDJ
6 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.18%) vSphere
6 5 (0.18%) XenApp
6 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.14%) LXC
7 4 (0.14%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.070%) Varnish
8 2 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.035%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 751 (26.30%) Kubernetes
2 308 (10.79%) Terraform
3 211 (7.39%) Ansible
4 123 (4.31%) Puppet
5 61 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (1.86%) Consul
7 42 (1.47%) Grafana
8 38 (1.33%) Packer
9 26 (0.91%) Mesos
10 24 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
10 24 (0.84%) Kibana
11 23 (0.81%) Marathon
12 16 (0.56%) logstash
13 15 (0.53%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.46%) Graphite
14 13 (0.46%) Istio
14 13 (0.46%) linkerd
14 13 (0.46%) Prometheus
15 10 (0.35%) Rancher
15 10 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 170 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 155 (5.43%) Google
3 132 (4.62%) Oracle
4 57 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 56 (1.96%) MuleSoft
6 49 (1.72%) Red Hat
7 42 (1.47%) Splunk
8 34 (1.19%) IBM
9 29 (1.02%) Sybase
10 23 (0.81%) VMware
11 21 (0.74%) Atlassian
12 19 (0.67%) SAP
13 18 (0.63%) Databricks
14 16 (0.56%) ESRI
15 15 (0.53%) hybris
15 15 (0.53%) SaltStack
16 14 (0.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 14 (0.49%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.49%) Tableau
17 13 (0.46%) Bloomberg