Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 99 107
Rank change year-on-year +43 +8 +37
Contract jobs citing Microservices 112 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.61% 1.44% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 1.74% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 28 53
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £364 £379
90th Percentile £575 £622 £540
North West median daily rate £450 £500 £465
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.53% -4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 2,542 2,350 3,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.97% 82.69% 84.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,616 1,476 1,938
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -15.27%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.86% -29.33%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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
Stockport +5 2 £631 - 2
Salford -1 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 - - 5
Microservices
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 85 (75.89%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (73.21%) Java
3 62 (55.36%) TDD
4 53 (47.32%) DevOps
5 48 (42.86%) Spring
6 41 (36.61%) Jenkins
7 38 (33.93%) Java 8
8 36 (32.14%) Docker
8 36 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
9 35 (31.25%) Spring Boot
10 33 (29.46%) RESTful
10 33 (29.46%) Scrum
11 29 (25.89%) Python
12 28 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 27 (24.11%) BDD
14 26 (23.21%) Node.js
15 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
16 23 (20.54%) SOA
16 23 (20.54%) Kubernetes
17 21 (18.75%) Ansible
18 19 (16.96%) JIRA
19 18 (16.07%) Puppet
20 17 (15.18%) Dropwizard
20 17 (15.18%) SaaS
20 17 (15.18%) Test Automation
20 17 (15.18%) Software Engineering
20 17 (15.18%) Hibernate
20 17 (15.18%) Web Services
21 16 (14.29%) IntelliJ
21 16 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (9.82%) Confluence
2 5 (4.46%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.79%) Apache
3 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.89%) IIS
4 1 (0.89%) JBoss
4 1 (0.89%) nginx
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (15.18%) SaaS
3 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (8.04%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (8.04%) Amazon SQS
4 9 (8.04%) GitHub
5 4 (3.57%) Slack
6 3 (2.68%) npm
6 3 (2.68%) PaaS
7 2 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.79%) IaaS
8 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (0.89%) Firewall
1 1 (0.89%) HTTP
1 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (8.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (4.46%) Blockchain
3 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.46%) MySQL
3 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.57%) Big Data
5 3 (2.68%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (2.68%) GIS
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (36.61%) Jenkins
2 28 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 19 (16.96%) JIRA
4 16 (14.29%) IntelliJ
5 7 (6.25%) PyCharm
5 7 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (4.46%) Maven
6 5 (4.46%) SonarQube
7 4 (3.57%) Artifactory
7 4 (3.57%) GitLab
7 4 (3.57%) Grunt
7 4 (3.57%) gulp
7 4 (3.57%) Subversion
7 4 (3.57%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.68%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.68%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.79%) Gradle
9 2 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (6.25%) Banking
1 7 (6.25%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Retail
3 3 (2.68%) Publishing
4 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (51.79%) Developer
2 41 (36.61%) Java Developer
3 18 (16.07%) Agile Developer
3 18 (16.07%) Agile Java Developer
4 17 (15.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (12.50%) Architect
6 13 (11.61%) AWS Developer
7 10 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (8.04%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.36%) Django Developer
10 6 (5.36%) Java Architect
10 6 (5.36%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (4.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 4 (3.57%) Java Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (3.57%) SOA Architect
12 4 (3.57%) Technical Architect
13 3 (2.68%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (42.86%) Spring
2 35 (31.25%) Spring Boot
3 33 (29.46%) RESTful
4 26 (23.21%) Node.js
5 17 (15.18%) Dropwizard
5 17 (15.18%) Hibernate
5 17 (15.18%) Web Services
6 12 (10.71%) HTML
7 11 (9.82%) CSS
7 11 (9.82%) React
8 10 (8.93%) Django
8 10 (8.93%) REST
9 7 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 7 (6.25%) CSS3
9 7 (6.25%) HTML5
10 5 (4.46%) .NET
10 5 (4.46%) SOAP
11 4 (3.57%) Express
11 4 (3.57%) JSON
11 4 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.46%) iPad
3 3 (2.68%) User Experience
4 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.89%) Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) Fintech
5 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Linux
2 6 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (5.36%) Unix
3 5 (4.46%) CentOS
4 2 (1.79%) Android
4 2 (1.79%) Windows
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (75.89%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (55.36%) TDD
3 53 (47.32%) DevOps
4 33 (29.46%) Scrum
5 27 (24.11%) BDD
6 23 (20.54%) SOA
7 17 (15.18%) Software Engineering
7 17 (15.18%) Test Automation
8 16 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.61%) Mentoring
10 11 (9.82%) API Development
11 10 (8.93%) API Design
11 10 (8.93%) Functional Testing
11 10 (8.93%) User Stories
12 9 (8.04%) B2B
12 9 (8.04%) B2C
12 9 (8.04%) E-Commerce
12 9 (8.04%) Monetization
12 9 (8.04%) OO
12 9 (8.04%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 82 (73.21%) Java
2 38 (33.93%) Java 8
3 29 (25.89%) Python
4 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.82%) Groovy
6 10 (8.93%) SQL
7 7 (6.25%) Scala
8 6 (5.36%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.46%) C#
10 3 (2.68%) Clojure
10 3 (2.68%) Perl
10 3 (2.68%) Ruby
11 1 (0.89%) Java 9
11 1 (0.89%) PHP
11 1 (0.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
1 1 (0.89%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) QA
1 1 (0.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (32.14%) Docker
2 6 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.89%) Gluster
3 1 (0.89%) iptables
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.89%) NFS
3 1 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (20.54%) Kubernetes
2 21 (18.75%) Ansible
3 18 (16.07%) Puppet
4 11 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (6.25%) Terraform
6 1 (0.89%) Grafana
6 1 (0.89%) Graylog
6 1 (0.89%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.89%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 5 (4.46%) Blue Prism
2 5 (4.46%) IBM
3 4 (3.57%) Black Duck
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco
6 1 (0.89%) Citrix
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle
6 1 (0.89%) Sybase
6 1 (0.89%) VMware