Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 28 February 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 52 78
Rank change year-on-year +11 +26 +39
Contract jobs citing Microservices 102 110 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.31% 3.74% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.22% 4.39% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 94 53
Manchester median daily rate £457 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £375 £390 £333
90th Percentile £575 £625 £573
North West median daily rate £475 £486 £425
% change year-on-year -2.31% +14.41% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,953 2,505 2,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.58% 85.18% 84.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,298 1,637 1,489
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £279 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 92 89
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £13.69 £12.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.95 £46.00
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £24.98 £24.56
% change year-on-year +12.09% +1.71% -5.07%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Manchester

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Manchester

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Manchester over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Manchester

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 28 February 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
Altrincham +2 3 £550 +29.41% 2
Oldham - 1 £450 -
Wigan - 1 £450 - 2
Microservices
North West

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 54 (52.94%) Java
2 53 (51.96%) AWS
3 47 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (35.29%) Azure
4 36 (35.29%) DevOps
5 33 (32.35%) .NET
6 32 (31.37%) Docker
7 30 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 27 (26.47%) GCP
8 27 (26.47%) Spring Boot
9 25 (24.51%) Jenkins
9 25 (24.51%) Terraform
10 23 (22.55%) Spring
10 23 (22.55%) GitLab
11 21 (20.59%) Node.js
12 20 (19.61%) Ansible
12 20 (19.61%) TDD
12 20 (19.61%) C#
13 19 (18.63%) MySQL
13 19 (18.63%) Software Engineering
13 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
14 18 (17.65%) RESTful
14 18 (17.65%) Mobile App
15 17 (16.67%) OO
16 16 (15.69%) Linux
16 16 (15.69%) SOA
16 16 (15.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 16 (15.69%) Public Sector
17 15 (14.71%) MongoDB
17 15 (14.71%) REST

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Finacle
1 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (51.96%) AWS
2 36 (35.29%) Azure
3 27 (26.47%) GCP
4 12 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (10.78%) GitHub
6 7 (6.86%) PaaS
7 4 (3.92%) Serverless
8 3 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.94%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.94%) IaaS
8 3 (2.94%) SaaS
9 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.98%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.63%) MySQL
2 15 (14.71%) MongoDB
2 15 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.80%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.88%) Neo4j
4 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.94%) Big Data
5 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 25 (24.51%) Jenkins
2 23 (22.55%) GitLab
3 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.86%) JMeter
4 7 (6.86%) SonarQube
5 6 (5.88%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.90%) JIRA
7 4 (3.92%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.92%) LoadUI
7 4 (3.92%) NeoLoad
7 4 (3.92%) Subversion
8 3 (2.94%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.94%) Selenium
9 2 (1.96%) JUnit
9 2 (1.96%) REST Assured
9 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.98%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.98%) Maven
10 1 (0.98%) webpack
General
1 16 (15.69%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (46.08%) Developer
2 25 (24.51%) Java Developer
3 14 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) Architect
5 11 (10.78%) Software Engineer
6 9 (8.82%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (7.84%) Consultant
7 8 (7.84%) DevOps Consultant
7 8 (7.84%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.86%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (6.86%) Java Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.86%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (6.86%) Senior Java Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.35%) .NET
2 27 (26.47%) Spring Boot
3 23 (22.55%) Spring
4 21 (20.59%) Node.js
5 18 (17.65%) RESTful
6 15 (14.71%) CSS
6 15 (14.71%) HTML
6 15 (14.71%) REST
7 14 (13.73%) AngularJS
7 14 (13.73%) React
8 13 (12.75%) HTML5
9 12 (11.76%) SOAP
9 12 (11.76%) Web Services
10 11 (10.78%) React Native
11 7 (6.86%) .NET Core
12 4 (3.92%) Gherkin
13 3 (2.94%) Angular 2
13 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
13 3 (2.94%) JMS
13 3 (2.94%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 15 (14.71%) Public Cloud
3 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (6.86%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.98%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Linux
2 14 (13.73%) CentOS
2 14 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (8.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (35.29%) DevOps
3 20 (19.61%) TDD
4 19 (18.63%) Software Engineering
5 17 (16.67%) OO
6 16 (15.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 16 (15.69%) SOA
7 14 (13.73%) Mentoring
7 14 (13.73%) Software Delivery
8 13 (12.75%) Coaching
8 13 (12.75%) Open Source
9 12 (11.76%) Configuration Management
9 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
9 12 (11.76%) OOP
9 12 (11.76%) Pair Programming
9 12 (11.76%) Project Delivery
9 12 (11.76%) Scrum
9 12 (11.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 10 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (8.82%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.94%) Java
2 30 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.61%) C#
4 11 (10.78%) Python
5 10 (9.80%) ES6
5 10 (9.80%) ES7
6 9 (8.82%) Java 8
7 8 (7.84%) ES8
8 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.90%) PHP
9 5 (4.90%) SQL
10 2 (1.96%) PHP 7
10 2 (1.96%) Scala
11 1 (0.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) PSD2
System Software
1 32 (31.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (24.51%) Terraform
2 20 (19.61%) Ansible
3 13 (12.75%) Kubernetes
4 12 (11.76%) Grafana
4 12 (11.76%) Nagios
4 12 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (11.76%) Prometheus
5 5 (4.90%) Puppet
6 4 (3.92%) Rancher
Vendors
1 7 (6.86%) Google
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
3 2 (1.96%) Dynatrace
3 2 (1.96%) MuleSoft
3 2 (1.96%) Splunk
4 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com