Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 139 212
Rank change year-on-year +44 +73 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 120 79 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.12% 1.22% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.45% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 65 19
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £363 £374 £394
90th Percentile £638 £595 £618
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 -
% change year-on-year -12.20% - -

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 4602 5446 7069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.38% 84.33% 81.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2970 3526 4341
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £596 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 159 282
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.95 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 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
Manchester +36 56 £450 - 29
Lancashire +29 30 £535 +18.89% 1
Cheshire -2 23 £513 +2.50% 9
Merseyside +10 9 £419 -11.84% 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 North West region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 77 (64.17%) Java
1 77 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (53.33%) Git (software)
3 52 (43.33%) Jenkins
4 51 (42.50%) JavaScript
5 49 (40.83%) Linux
5 49 (40.83%) TDD
5 49 (40.83%) Coaching
6 47 (39.17%) Mentoring
7 45 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (36.67%) Software Engineering
9 43 (35.83%) Scrum
9 43 (35.83%) MySQL
10 42 (35.00%) BDD
10 42 (35.00%) MongoDB
11 41 (34.17%) JIRA
12 39 (32.50%) Test Automation
12 39 (32.50%) Confluence
12 39 (32.50%) Node.js
12 39 (32.50%) Slack
13 37 (30.83%) SQL
14 36 (30.00%) Spring
14 36 (30.00%) NoSQL
15 35 (29.17%) Open Source
15 35 (29.17%) RESTful
16 34 (28.33%) REST
17 33 (27.50%) PostgreSQL
17 33 (27.50%) Web Services
18 30 (25.00%) User Stories
18 30 (25.00%) DevOps

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 39 (32.50%) Confluence
2 15 (12.50%) nginx
3 3 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (32.50%) Slack
2 9 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.50%) GitHub
5 3 (2.50%) IaaS
6 2 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.67%) npm
6 2 (1.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.83%) MySQL
2 42 (35.00%) MongoDB
3 36 (30.00%) NoSQL
4 33 (27.50%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (15.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.50%) Big Data
9 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.83%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 64 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 52 (43.33%) Jenkins
3 41 (34.17%) JIRA
4 24 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 16 (13.33%) Jasmine
5 16 (13.33%) JUnit
5 16 (13.33%) SonarQube
6 15 (12.50%) Maven
7 7 (5.83%) Gradle
8 3 (2.50%) GitLab
9 2 (1.67%) Bower
9 2 (1.67%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.67%) Grunt
9 2 (1.67%) gulp
9 2 (1.67%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.67%) JProfiler
9 2 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.67%) Mocha
9 2 (1.67%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.83%) Burp Suite
General
1 4 (3.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (52.50%) Developer
2 48 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 23 (19.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (14.17%) Software Engineer
5 13 (10.83%) Senior DevOps
5 13 (10.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) Java Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
6 12 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 11 (9.17%) Java Software Engineer
7 11 (9.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (9.17%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (9.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 8 (6.67%) Architect
8 8 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (6.67%) JavaScript Engineer
8 8 (6.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) Agile Developer
9 7 (5.83%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (32.50%) Node.js
2 36 (30.00%) Spring
3 35 (29.17%) RESTful
4 34 (28.33%) REST
5 33 (27.50%) Web Services
6 23 (19.17%) Spring Boot
7 21 (17.50%) HTML
8 16 (13.33%) AngularJS
9 12 (10.00%) React
10 11 (9.17%) Hibernate
11 9 (7.50%) .NET
11 9 (7.50%) CSS
12 7 (5.83%) HTML5
13 6 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
14 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET
14 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (4.17%) Kafka
14 5 (4.17%) Spring Cloud
15 4 (3.33%) CSS3
15 4 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Clustering
2 11 (9.17%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 8 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.33%) User Experience
6 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.50%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 49 (40.83%) Linux
2 45 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.67%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) Mesosphere
4 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.83%) Coaching
2 49 (40.83%) TDD
3 47 (39.17%) Mentoring
4 44 (36.67%) Software Engineering
5 43 (35.83%) Scrum
6 42 (35.00%) BDD
7 39 (32.50%) Test Automation
8 35 (29.17%) Open Source
9 30 (25.00%) DevOps
9 30 (25.00%) User Stories
10 29 (24.17%) SFIA
11 27 (22.50%) Kanban
12 26 (21.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (18.33%) SDLC
14 21 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (16.67%) Configuration Management
16 14 (11.67%) Load Balancing
16 14 (11.67%) Static Code Analysis
17 10 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 77 (64.17%) Java
2 51 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 37 (30.83%) SQL
4 19 (15.83%) Bash Shell
4 19 (15.83%) Python
5 10 (8.33%) C#
5 10 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 9 (7.50%) Perl
7 5 (4.17%) VB
8 4 (3.33%) Scala
8 4 (3.33%) VBA
9 2 (1.67%) PHP
9 2 (1.67%) Ruby
10 1 (0.83%) Groovy
10 1 (0.83%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.50%) Degree
2 2 (1.67%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (20.00%) Docker
2 8 (6.67%) Xen
3 1 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (17.50%) Puppet
2 11 (9.17%) Ansible
2 11 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.83%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.17%) Rancher
5 4 (3.33%) Terraform
6 3 (2.50%) Consul
6 3 (2.50%) Kibana
6 3 (2.50%) Zipkin
7 1 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.83%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) Pega
5 2 (1.67%) Google
5 2 (1.67%) Perforce
6 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.83%) Sitecore