Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 125 144
Rank change year-on-year +36 +19 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 56 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.93% 1.07% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.27% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 8
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% -
10th Percentile £375 £406 £439
90th Percentile £622 £575 £649
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £495
% change year-on-year +5.56% -9.09% -
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 2372 2843 3194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.65% 84.36% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1548 1802 1895
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £238
90th Percentile £575 £543 £528
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 52 81
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.11% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.28 £12.13
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.38 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 +3 5 - - 1
Microservices
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 40 (71.43%) Java
2 35 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (46.43%) TDD
5 22 (39.29%) Spring
5 22 (39.29%) BDD
5 22 (39.29%) NoSQL
6 20 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 19 (33.93%) Node.js
7 19 (33.93%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (33.93%) MySQL
8 18 (32.14%) Web Services
8 18 (32.14%) MongoDB
9 17 (30.36%) RESTful
9 17 (30.36%) Open Source
9 17 (30.36%) Spring Boot
10 16 (28.57%) REST
10 16 (28.57%) Linux
10 16 (28.57%) SQL
10 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
11 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
11 15 (26.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
12 14 (25.00%) Coaching
13 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
13 13 (23.21%) Slack
13 13 (23.21%) JIRA
13 13 (23.21%) Confluence
14 11 (19.64%) DevOps
14 11 (19.64%) AngularJS

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 13 (23.21%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.21%) Slack
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.57%) IaaS
4 2 (3.57%) npm
4 2 (3.57%) PaaS
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (39.29%) NoSQL
2 19 (33.93%) MySQL
2 19 (33.93%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (32.14%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
2 13 (23.21%) JIRA
3 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.71%) Maven
5 5 (8.93%) Jasmine
6 4 (7.14%) JUnit
7 2 (3.57%) Bower
7 2 (3.57%) Grunt
7 2 (3.57%) gulp
7 2 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (3.57%) Mocha
7 2 (3.57%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.79%) Hudson
General
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (60.71%) Developer
2 28 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Agile Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Java Software Developer
5 6 (10.71%) JavaScript Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Java Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) JSP Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Pega Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) Spring
2 19 (33.93%) Node.js
3 18 (32.14%) Web Services
4 17 (30.36%) RESTful
4 17 (30.36%) Spring Boot
5 16 (28.57%) REST
6 11 (19.64%) AngularJS
7 6 (10.71%) React
8 5 (8.93%) .NET
8 5 (8.93%) CSS
8 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
8 5 (8.93%) HTML
8 5 (8.93%) Spring Cloud
9 4 (7.14%) CSS3
9 4 (7.14%) HTML5
9 4 (7.14%) Kafka
10 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
10 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (5.36%) Spring Security
10 3 (5.36%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Linux
2 15 (26.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) TDD
3 22 (39.29%) BDD
4 17 (30.36%) Open Source
5 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
6 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
7 14 (25.00%) Coaching
8 11 (19.64%) DevOps
9 10 (17.86%) Scrum
9 10 (17.86%) SDLC
9 10 (17.86%) SFIA
10 8 (14.29%) User Stories
11 6 (10.71%) SOA
12 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Kanban
13 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
13 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
14 3 (5.36%) AOP
14 3 (5.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) Java
2 28 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.36%) Perl
5 3 (5.36%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby
7 1 (1.79%) Groovy
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Scala
7 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) APMG
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Ansible
1 4 (7.14%) Puppet
2 3 (5.36%) Consul
2 3 (5.36%) Kibana
2 3 (5.36%) Zipkin
3 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.14%) Pega
2 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) Sitecore