Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 60 77
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 +45
Contract jobs citing Microservices 155 207 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.36% 3.61% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 4.24% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 162 135
North West median daily rate £463 £477 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +12.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £380 £355
90th Percentile £595 £625 £575
England median daily rate £540 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -5.88%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,827 4,886 4,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.94% 85.21% 84.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,395 3,108 2,945
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £268 £255
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 251 226
North West median hourly rate £26.33 £24.50 £23.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +5.73% -13.36%
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £54.55
England median hourly rate £22.86 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% -0.59% -2.04%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the North West

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in the North West

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in the North West over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in the North West

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +20 104 £450 -10.00% 94
Merseyside +21 20 £500 +17.65% 7
Cheshire +10 16 £400 -15.79% 27
Lancashire -3 14 £425 -10.29% 15
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 80 (51.61%) Java
1 80 (51.61%) AWS
2 69 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (36.13%) DevOps
4 51 (32.90%) JavaScript
5 47 (30.32%) Spring Boot
6 46 (29.68%) .NET
7 42 (27.10%) Azure
8 41 (26.45%) Spring
9 40 (25.81%) TDD
10 36 (23.23%) Docker
11 35 (22.58%) RESTful
12 33 (21.29%) Jenkins
12 33 (21.29%) Node.js
13 32 (20.65%) Git (software)
14 30 (19.35%) C#
14 30 (19.35%) GCP
15 28 (18.06%) React
16 25 (16.13%) Terraform
17 24 (15.48%) Java 8
17 24 (15.48%) Mobile App
18 23 (14.84%) HTML
18 23 (14.84%) CSS
18 23 (14.84%) Software Engineering
18 23 (14.84%) GitLab
19 22 (14.19%) Public Sector
19 22 (14.19%) Greenfield Project
19 22 (14.19%) OO
20 21 (13.55%) SOA
20 21 (13.55%) REST

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.65%) Confluence
2 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Finacle
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (51.61%) AWS
2 42 (27.10%) Azure
3 30 (19.35%) GCP
4 13 (8.39%) Serverless
5 12 (7.74%) GitHub
6 11 (7.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (5.81%) PaaS
8 7 (4.52%) SaaS
9 4 (2.58%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (2.58%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (2.58%) IaaS
10 2 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.65%) AWS IoT
11 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.65%) Kong
11 1 (0.65%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.90%) MySQL
2 19 (12.26%) MongoDB
2 19 (12.26%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.97%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.52%) Neo4j
6 5 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.23%) Big Data
6 5 (3.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.29%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.29%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.29%) DB2
7 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (21.29%) Jenkins
2 32 (20.65%) Git (software)
3 23 (14.84%) GitLab
4 12 (7.74%) Maven
5 7 (4.52%) JIRA
5 7 (4.52%) JMeter
5 7 (4.52%) SonarQube
6 6 (3.87%) JUnit
6 6 (3.87%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.58%) LoadUI
8 4 (2.58%) NeoLoad
8 4 (2.58%) Selenium
8 4 (2.58%) Subversion
9 3 (1.94%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.94%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.94%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.94%) Spock
9 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (14.19%) Public Sector
2 15 (9.68%) Finance
3 5 (3.23%) Banking
4 3 (1.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Automotive
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (49.68%) Developer
2 39 (25.16%) Java Developer
3 18 (11.61%) Architect
4 15 (9.68%) AWS Developer
5 14 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (8.39%) Software Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) .NET Developer
8 10 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (5.81%) Senior DevOps
9 9 (5.81%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.52%) Consultant
11 7 (4.52%) Java Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) Java Software Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Senior Java Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (30.32%) Spring Boot
2 46 (29.68%) .NET
3 41 (26.45%) Spring
4 35 (22.58%) RESTful
5 33 (21.29%) Node.js
6 28 (18.06%) React
7 23 (14.84%) CSS
7 23 (14.84%) HTML
8 21 (13.55%) REST
9 18 (11.61%) AngularJS
10 17 (10.97%) .NET Core
10 17 (10.97%) Web Services
11 14 (9.03%) SOAP
12 13 (8.39%) HTML5
13 12 (7.74%) Hibernate
14 11 (7.10%) React Native
15 4 (2.58%) Angular 2
15 4 (2.58%) Gherkin
15 4 (2.58%) jQuery
16 3 (1.94%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.48%) Mobile App
2 22 (14.19%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (9.03%) Public Cloud
4 13 (8.39%) Cloud Native
5 11 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.87%) User Experience
7 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.58%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.26%) Linux
2 15 (9.68%) CentOS
3 14 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.81%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.23%) Android
5 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.58%) Unix
7 2 (1.29%) Windows
8 1 (0.65%) VME
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (36.13%) DevOps
3 40 (25.81%) TDD
4 23 (14.84%) Software Engineering
5 22 (14.19%) OO
6 21 (13.55%) SOA
7 19 (12.26%) Mentoring
7 19 (12.26%) Pair Programming
8 16 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (10.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 16 (10.32%) Scrum
9 15 (9.68%) Coaching
9 15 (9.68%) OOP
9 15 (9.68%) Open Source
9 15 (9.68%) Software Delivery
10 14 (9.03%) Test Automation
11 12 (7.74%) Configuration Management
11 12 (7.74%) Kanban
11 12 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (7.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 80 (51.61%) Java
2 51 (32.90%) JavaScript
3 30 (19.35%) C#
4 24 (15.48%) Java 8
5 16 (10.32%) Python
6 15 (9.68%) ES6
6 15 (9.68%) SQL
7 10 (6.45%) Bash Shell
7 10 (6.45%) ES7
8 8 (5.16%) ES8
9 7 (4.52%) PHP
10 2 (1.29%) PHP 7
10 2 (1.29%) Scala
11 1 (0.65%) Groovy
11 1 (0.65%) Perl
11 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.29%) Degree
3 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) PSD2
System Software
1 36 (23.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (16.13%) Terraform
2 19 (12.26%) Ansible
3 16 (10.32%) Kubernetes
4 11 (7.10%) Grafana
4 11 (7.10%) Nagios
4 11 (7.10%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (7.10%) Prometheus
5 5 (3.23%) Puppet
6 4 (2.58%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (7.10%) Google
2 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.87%) Oracle
4 3 (1.94%) Okta
4 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.29%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.29%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.29%) IBM
5 2 (1.29%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.29%) Splunk
5 2 (1.29%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.65%) CA
6 1 (0.65%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.65%) Paxata
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) Sun
6 1 (0.65%) Talend