Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 105 108
Rank change year-on-year +55 +3 +38
Contract jobs citing Microservices 128 31 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.97% 1.10% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 1.35% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 22 37
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £349 £288 £386
90th Percentile £541 £528 £568
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +17.65%
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 2,744 2,293 3,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.14% 81.43% 83.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,779 1,396 1,828
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 67 49
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.72% +15.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.14
90th Percentile £42.00 £44.25 £47.60
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -32.14% +27.27% +2.50%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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
Salford +4 5 £425 - 1
Stockport -1 1 £625 -
Microservices
North West

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 86 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (62.50%) Java
3 51 (39.84%) TDD
4 48 (37.50%) RESTful
5 45 (35.16%) Docker
6 43 (33.59%) Spring
7 42 (32.81%) DevOps
8 40 (31.25%) Scrum
9 39 (30.47%) Jenkins
10 36 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
11 32 (25.00%) BDD
11 32 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 31 (24.22%) Git (software)
13 30 (23.44%) Python
14 26 (20.31%) SOA
15 25 (19.53%) Test Automation
15 25 (19.53%) Node.js
16 24 (18.75%) Kubernetes
17 23 (17.97%) JIRA
18 21 (16.41%) Web Services
18 21 (16.41%) Ansible
19 20 (15.63%) Spring Boot
19 20 (15.63%) Java 8
20 18 (14.06%) CSS
20 18 (14.06%) SQL
21 17 (13.28%) HTML
21 17 (13.28%) OO
21 17 (13.28%) Groovy
22 16 (12.50%) Mentoring

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 14 (10.94%) Confluence
2 6 (4.69%) Apache
3 5 (3.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.56%) nginx
5 1 (0.78%) CMS
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) Mongoose
5 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) Tornado
5 1 (0.78%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.78%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.16%) GitHub
2 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.59%) SaaS
4 8 (6.25%) Slack
5 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.34%) npm
5 3 (2.34%) PaaS
6 2 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.56%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.78%) Serverless
7 1 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) HTTP
2 2 (1.56%) SMS
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.03%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.25%) MySQL
4 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.91%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.56%) Big Data
7 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.56%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.78%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.78%) Riak
Development Applications
1 39 (30.47%) Jenkins
2 31 (24.22%) Git (software)
3 23 (17.97%) JIRA
4 12 (9.38%) Maven
5 8 (6.25%) PyCharm
6 6 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (4.69%) Subversion
7 5 (3.91%) gulp
7 5 (3.91%) HP UFT
7 5 (3.91%) JMeter
8 4 (3.13%) Burp Suite
8 4 (3.13%) Gradle
8 4 (3.13%) Grunt
8 4 (3.13%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.13%) JUnit
8 4 (3.13%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.13%) Mercurial
8 4 (3.13%) SonarQube
9 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.34%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (7.03%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Retail
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Publishing
4 2 (1.56%) Law
4 2 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 70 (54.69%) Developer
2 42 (32.81%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (12.50%) Architect
5 11 (8.59%) Agile Developer
5 11 (8.59%) Agile Java Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.25%) Java Architect
7 8 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.47%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Django Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.91%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.91%) AWS Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL Developer
10 5 (3.91%) SOA Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (37.50%) RESTful
2 43 (33.59%) Spring
3 25 (19.53%) Node.js
4 21 (16.41%) Web Services
5 20 (15.63%) Spring Boot
6 18 (14.06%) CSS
7 17 (13.28%) HTML
8 15 (11.72%) AngularJS
9 14 (10.94%) React
9 14 (10.94%) REST
10 13 (10.16%) Hibernate
11 9 (7.03%) .NET
11 9 (7.03%) Django
11 9 (7.03%) HTML5
12 8 (6.25%) CSS3
13 7 (5.47%) .NET Framework
14 6 (4.69%) Dropwizard
14 6 (4.69%) JSON
14 6 (4.69%) Redux
14 6 (4.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Mobile App
1 9 (7.03%) User Experience
2 5 (3.91%) iPad
3 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.34%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.56%) Clustering
5 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.78%) Fintech
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.94%) Linux
2 10 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.91%) Android
3 5 (3.91%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.91%) CentOS
3 5 (3.91%) Unix
4 3 (2.34%) Windows
5 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.84%) TDD
3 42 (32.81%) DevOps
4 40 (31.25%) Scrum
5 36 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (25.00%) BDD
7 26 (20.31%) SOA
8 25 (19.53%) Test Automation
9 17 (13.28%) OO
10 16 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 15 (11.72%) Software Engineering
12 13 (10.16%) OOP
13 11 (8.59%) E-Commerce
13 11 (8.59%) Open Source
14 10 (7.81%) Coaching
14 10 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (7.81%) Functional Testing
14 10 (7.81%) MVC
14 10 (7.81%) SDLC
14 10 (7.81%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 80 (62.50%) Java
2 32 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 30 (23.44%) Python
4 20 (15.63%) Java 8
5 18 (14.06%) SQL
6 17 (13.28%) Groovy
7 12 (9.38%) C#
7 12 (9.38%) Scala
8 8 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.47%) Clojure
9 7 (5.47%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.13%) Perl
11 3 (2.34%) ES6
11 3 (2.34%) Ruby
12 2 (1.56%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.78%) Java 9
13 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (1.56%) Degree
2 1 (0.78%) APMG
2 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) WCAG
2 1 (0.78%) GCP
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 45 (35.16%) Docker
2 10 (7.81%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.56%) XenApp
4 1 (0.78%) Gluster
4 1 (0.78%) iptables
4 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (18.75%) Kubernetes
2 21 (16.41%) Ansible
3 15 (11.72%) Puppet
4 9 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.13%) Nessus
6 3 (2.34%) Terraform
7 1 (0.78%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.78%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 8 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 5 (3.91%) Blue Prism
2 5 (3.91%) IBM
2 5 (3.91%) Oracle
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.56%) Citrix
4 2 (1.56%) Google
4 2 (1.56%) Ivanti
4 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.56%) SnapLogic
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco
5 1 (0.78%) HP
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) webMethods
5 1 (0.78%) Xamarin