Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 60 134
Rank change year-on-year +36 +74 +227
Contract jobs citing Microservices 3,332 1,941 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.19% 4.16% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.20% 4.72% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,573 1,521 688
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £419 £413 £375
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £525 £502 £475
% change year-on-year +4.69% +5.58% -
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 £39.25 £35.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £35.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -18.18% -

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 40,632 41,092 38,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.62% 88.04% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,322 29,817 27,868
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 390 413
London median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.31 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.69 £50.20 £50.11
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +49 712 £550 +4.76% 257
South London -12 192 £550 +4.76% 19
East London +26 136 £563 +9.76% 51
West London +25 135 £523 -3.24% 138
North London -2 5 £475 +10.14% 6
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1,965 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,961 (58.85%) Java
3 1,250 (37.52%) TDD
4 1,099 (32.98%) Amazon AWS
5 1,057 (31.72%) Docker
6 933 (28.00%) Spring
7 920 (27.61%) DevOps
8 894 (26.83%) Java 8
9 873 (26.20%) JavaScript
10 724 (21.73%) REST
11 708 (21.25%) Spring Boot
12 697 (20.92%) Git (software)
13 675 (20.26%) Jenkins
14 670 (20.11%) BDD
15 663 (19.90%) Finance
16 633 (19.00%) RESTful
16 633 (19.00%) Kubernetes
17 583 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 579 (17.38%) Node.js
19 529 (15.88%) AngularJS
20 524 (15.73%) Test Automation
21 519 (15.58%) React
22 509 (15.28%) Greenfield Project
23 500 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
24 499 (14.98%) Web Services
25 493 (14.80%) .NET
26 491 (14.74%) Banking
27 487 (14.62%) Scrum
28 480 (14.41%) C#
29 476 (14.29%) SQL

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
1 239 (7.17%) Elasticsearch
2 213 (6.39%) Confluence
3 88 (2.64%) Apache Spark
4 67 (2.01%) WildFly
5 59 (1.77%) Apache
6 41 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
6 41 (1.23%) CMS
7 40 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 38 (1.14%) Mule
9 33 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 30 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 29 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 21 (0.63%) MQSeries
13 20 (0.60%) NServiceBus
14 19 (0.57%) nginx
15 18 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.54%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.48%) Gunicorn
17 13 (0.39%) Jetty
18 11 (0.33%) Anypoint
Applications
1 11 (0.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.090%) InVision
4 2 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.030%) HipChat
5 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.030%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.030%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.12%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.090%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.030%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.030%) Endur
6 1 (0.030%) Magento
6 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,099 (32.98%) Amazon AWS
2 583 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (5.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 155 (4.65%) Serverless
5 103 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
6 88 (2.64%) GitHub
7 85 (2.55%) PaaS
8 68 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
9 60 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 51 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
11 49 (1.47%) npm
12 47 (1.41%) Amazon S3
13 45 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
13 45 (1.35%) SaaS
14 41 (1.23%) OpenShift
15 37 (1.11%) Heroku
16 36 (1.08%) Apigee
17 34 (1.02%) IaaS
18 22 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
19 18 (0.54%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.70%) HTTP
2 55 (1.65%) SSL
3 50 (1.50%) AMQP
4 49 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 48 (1.44%) DNS
6 47 (1.41%) FTP
7 39 (1.17%) Firewall
8 20 (0.60%) Kerberos
9 14 (0.42%) Internet
10 12 (0.36%) IPsec
11 11 (0.33%) DHCP
11 11 (0.33%) SSH
11 11 (0.33%) VLAN
11 11 (0.33%) VPN
12 8 (0.24%) SMTP
13 5 (0.15%) SMS
14 4 (0.12%) DOCSIS
14 4 (0.12%) WAN
15 3 (0.090%) DMARC
15 3 (0.090%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (12.06%) NoSQL
2 392 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 283 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
4 273 (8.19%) Relational Database
5 221 (6.63%) SQL Server
6 210 (6.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 201 (6.03%) MySQL
8 170 (5.10%) Hadoop
9 159 (4.77%) RDBMS
10 147 (4.41%) Big Data
11 125 (3.75%) Redis
12 70 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 69 (2.07%) HBase
14 64 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
15 63 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
16 38 (1.14%) Couchbase
17 27 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
18 26 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
19 25 (0.75%) Data Lake
20 22 (0.66%) Riak
Development Applications
1 697 (20.92%) Git (software)
2 675 (20.26%) Jenkins
3 426 (12.79%) Maven
4 313 (9.39%) JIRA
5 188 (5.64%) Selenium
6 186 (5.58%) JUnit
7 152 (4.56%) Cucumber
8 126 (3.78%) Gradle
9 124 (3.72%) SonarQube
10 115 (3.45%) Mockito
11 101 (3.03%) Vagrant
12 87 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
13 84 (2.52%) TeamCity
14 83 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 75 (2.25%) Checkstyle
15 75 (2.25%) Subversion
16 67 (2.01%) Liquibase
17 66 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
18 59 (1.77%) SpecFlow
19 58 (1.74%) Artifactory
General
1 663 (19.90%) Finance
2 491 (14.74%) Banking
3 164 (4.92%) Retail
4 119 (3.57%) Front Office
5 67 (2.01%) Law
6 57 (1.71%) Games
7 49 (1.47%) Marketing
8 41 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 31 (0.93%) Advertising
10 27 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 25 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.57%) Back Office
13 16 (0.48%) Legal
14 14 (0.42%) Manufacturing
15 13 (0.39%) Electronics
16 12 (0.36%) Publishing
17 11 (0.33%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.24%) Billing
19 7 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
19 7 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,202 (66.09%) Developer
2 1,163 (34.90%) Java Developer
3 374 (11.22%) Senior Developer
4 302 (9.06%) Architect
5 261 (7.83%) .NET Developer
6 225 (6.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 211 (6.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 203 (6.09%) Full Stack Developer
9 202 (6.06%) React Developer
10 199 (5.97%) C# Developer
11 195 (5.85%) AWS Developer
12 144 (4.32%) AWS Engineer
13 136 (4.08%) Node.js Developer
13 136 (4.08%) Software Engineer
14 132 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
14 132 (3.96%) Lead Developer
15 124 (3.72%) Angular Developer
16 118 (3.54%) Java Engineer
17 117 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
18 106 (3.18%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 933 (28.00%) Spring
2 724 (21.73%) REST
3 708 (21.25%) Spring Boot
4 633 (19.00%) RESTful
5 579 (17.38%) Node.js
6 529 (15.88%) AngularJS
7 519 (15.58%) React
8 499 (14.98%) Web Services
9 493 (14.80%) .NET
10 390 (11.70%) Kafka
11 389 (11.67%) Hibernate
12 375 (11.25%) HTML
13 332 (9.96%) CSS
14 237 (7.11%) HTML5
15 210 (6.30%) .NET Core
16 189 (5.67%) JSON
17 185 (5.55%) ASP.NET
18 183 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
19 173 (5.19%) JMS
20 154 (4.62%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 509 (15.28%) Greenfield Project
2 266 (7.98%) Fintech
3 138 (4.14%) User Experience
4 98 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 85 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 78 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
7 73 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 68 (2.04%) Cloud Native
9 67 (2.01%) Algorithms
10 66 (1.98%) Derivative
11 49 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
11 49 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (1.26%) Fixed Income
13 40 (1.20%) Data Structures
14 38 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
15 37 (1.11%) Public Cloud
16 29 (0.87%) Hedge funds
17 26 (0.78%) Equities
18 25 (0.75%) Data Centre
19 24 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 340 (10.20%) Linux
2 167 (5.01%) Unix
3 72 (2.16%) VMS
4 61 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 55 (1.65%) Android
6 49 (1.47%) Windows
7 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.30%) CentOS
9 6 (0.18%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.15%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.090%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.060%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.060%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.060%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.030%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.030%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.030%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.030%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,965 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,250 (37.52%) TDD
3 920 (27.61%) DevOps
4 670 (20.11%) BDD
5 524 (15.73%) Test Automation
6 500 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
7 487 (14.62%) Scrum
8 380 (11.40%) Software Engineering
9 332 (9.96%) E-Commerce
10 319 (9.57%) OO
11 300 (9.00%) Open Source
12 272 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 271 (8.13%) SOA
14 257 (7.71%) MVC
15 220 (6.60%) Pair Programming
16 214 (6.42%) Kanban
17 204 (6.12%) Domain-Driven Design
18 153 (4.59%) Front End Development
19 146 (4.38%) Mentoring
20 142 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,961 (58.85%) Java
2 894 (26.83%) Java 8
3 873 (26.20%) JavaScript
4 480 (14.41%) C#
5 476 (14.29%) SQL
6 444 (13.33%) Python
7 206 (6.18%) Scala
8 142 (4.26%) Go
9 108 (3.24%) Ruby
10 106 (3.18%) ES6
11 104 (3.12%) TypeScript
12 85 (2.55%) Bash Shell
13 77 (2.31%) PHP
14 74 (2.22%) Groovy
15 71 (2.13%) C++
15 71 (2.13%) JPQL
16 68 (2.04%) C
16 68 (2.04%) PL/SQL
17 59 (1.77%) PowerShell
18 45 (1.35%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 238 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 208 (6.24%) SC Cleared
3 81 (2.43%) Degree
4 41 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (1.17%) AWS Certification
6 29 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.33%) ISEB
11 9 (0.27%) RHCE
12 8 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.15%) CISSP
14 4 (0.12%) CESG Certified Professional
15 3 (0.090%) CISA
15 3 (0.090%) CISM
15 3 (0.090%) Numerate Degree
15 3 (0.090%) OSCP
16 2 (0.060%) CGEIT
16 2 (0.060%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.38%) QA
2 13 (0.39%) GDPR
3 12 (0.36%) PSD2
4 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.15%) SLA
5 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.090%) PMO
7 2 (0.060%) MiFID
8 1 (0.030%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.030%) SEPA
8 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,057 (31.72%) Docker
2 19 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (0.45%) HDFS
5 13 (0.39%) Xen
6 10 (0.30%) NFS
7 7 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.15%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.090%) KVM
10 3 (0.090%) vSphere
11 2 (0.060%) etcd
12 1 (0.030%) Ceph
12 1 (0.030%) flannel
12 1 (0.030%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.030%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.030%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 633 (19.00%) Kubernetes
2 365 (10.95%) Terraform
3 290 (8.70%) Ansible
4 162 (4.86%) Puppet
5 115 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (1.83%) Kibana
7 59 (1.77%) Mesos
8 54 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
9 53 (1.59%) logstash
10 51 (1.53%) Prometheus
11 32 (0.96%) Grafana
12 29 (0.87%) Salt
13 25 (0.75%) Packer
14 24 (0.72%) Consul
14 24 (0.72%) ZABBIX
15 21 (0.63%) Nagios
16 20 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
17 19 (0.57%) Marathon
18 16 (0.48%) Pingdom
18 16 (0.48%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 203 (6.09%) Oracle
2 165 (4.95%) Google
3 133 (3.99%) Microsoft
4 67 (2.01%) Splunk
5 49 (1.47%) AppDynamics
6 45 (1.35%) MuleSoft
7 37 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 33 (0.99%) Adobe
8 33 (0.99%) New Relic
8 33 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (0.90%) IBM
10 29 (0.87%) hybris
11 23 (0.69%) VMware
12 19 (0.57%) SAP
12 19 (0.57%) TIBCO
13 17 (0.51%) PagerDuty
14 15 (0.45%) Bloomberg
15 12 (0.36%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.36%) Reuters
16 11 (0.33%) Cadence