Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 64 113
Rank change year-on-year +20 +49 +22
Contract jobs citing Microservices 246 194 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.66% 3.33% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.49% 3.95% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 146 99
North West median daily rate £498 £450 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.56% -15.89% +12.63%
10th Percentile £400 £366 £413
90th Percentile £607 £575 £645
England median daily rate £535 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.39% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -39.13% +35.29% -22.73%

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 4,483 4,906 4,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.99% 84.18% 82.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,968 3,085 2,924
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £552
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 267 198
North West median hourly rate £21.05 £22.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% -26.67% +37.93%
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.25 £11.74
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.85 £52.65
England median hourly rate £24.70 £20.80 £23.14
% change year-on-year +18.75% -10.13% +1.34%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +29 159 £475 +5.56% 68
Cheshire +11 29 £500 +11.11% 17
Lancashire +14 27 £488 +2.70% 4
Merseyside +1 26 £525 +31.25% 5
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 123 (50.00%) Java
2 116 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (43.90%) AWS
4 81 (32.93%) Docker
5 76 (30.89%) DevOps
6 70 (28.46%) Azure
7 63 (25.61%) JavaScript
8 58 (23.58%) Jenkins
9 56 (22.76%) Kubernetes
9 56 (22.76%) Node.js
10 55 (22.36%) .NET
11 50 (20.33%) MongoDB
12 49 (19.92%) AngularJS
13 47 (19.11%) TDD
14 43 (17.48%) Spring Boot
14 43 (17.48%) Java 8
15 41 (16.67%) Linux
16 39 (15.85%) REST
17 38 (15.45%) Test Automation
18 37 (15.04%) NoSQL
18 37 (15.04%) Public Sector
19 36 (14.63%) React
19 36 (14.63%) Open Source
20 35 (14.23%) Git (software)
21 34 (13.82%) SQL
21 34 (13.82%) Opscode Chef
22 32 (13.01%) Spring
22 32 (13.01%) Software Engineering
23 31 (12.60%) C#
24 30 (12.20%) BDD

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 17 (6.91%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.85%) Confluence
3 5 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.03%) JBoss
4 3 (1.22%) CMS
4 3 (1.22%) nginx
5 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.41%) Kentico
6 1 (0.41%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Finacle
1 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 108 (43.90%) AWS
2 70 (28.46%) Azure
3 26 (10.57%) Serverless
4 18 (7.32%) GCP
5 16 (6.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (5.28%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (4.88%) GitHub
8 9 (3.66%) Boomi
8 9 (3.66%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.44%) AWS CodePipeline
10 4 (1.63%) SaaS
11 3 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.22%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.22%) Kong
11 3 (1.22%) Route 53
11 3 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.81%) IaaS
12 2 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.72%) HTTP
2 12 (4.88%) FTP
3 8 (3.25%) DHCP
3 8 (3.25%) DNS
3 8 (3.25%) SSL
3 8 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.33%) MongoDB
2 37 (15.04%) NoSQL
3 22 (8.94%) Relational Database
4 20 (8.13%) MySQL
5 19 (7.72%) Hadoop
6 14 (5.69%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.44%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.41%) DB2
10 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.41%) Redis
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (23.58%) Jenkins
2 35 (14.23%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.28%) Maven
3 13 (5.28%) Mockito
4 9 (3.66%) IntelliJ
4 9 (3.66%) JIRA
4 9 (3.66%) SonarQube
5 8 (3.25%) GitLab
6 7 (2.85%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.85%) Travis CI
7 6 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.03%) Artifactory
8 5 (2.03%) Selenium
8 5 (2.03%) Subversion
8 5 (2.03%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.63%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.63%) gulp
9 4 (1.63%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.22%) Ant
General
1 37 (15.04%) Public Sector
2 15 (6.10%) Finance
3 7 (2.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.22%) Law
4 3 (1.22%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 127 (51.63%) Developer
2 72 (29.27%) Java Developer
3 36 (14.63%) Architect
4 33 (13.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 32 (13.01%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (7.32%) Data Architect
7 15 (6.10%) Agile Developer
7 15 (6.10%) Agile Java Developer
8 14 (5.69%) Angular Developer
9 13 (5.28%) AWS Developer
9 13 (5.28%) React Developer
9 13 (5.28%) Senior DevOps
10 11 (4.47%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (4.07%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (4.07%) Integration Developer
11 10 (4.07%) Node.js Developer
11 10 (4.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.25%) Java Scala Developer
12 8 (3.25%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (22.76%) Node.js
2 55 (22.36%) .NET
3 49 (19.92%) AngularJS
4 43 (17.48%) Spring Boot
5 39 (15.85%) REST
6 36 (14.63%) React
7 32 (13.01%) Spring
8 27 (10.98%) RESTful
9 17 (6.91%) Web Services
10 16 (6.50%) .NET Core
11 14 (5.69%) JAX-RS
11 14 (5.69%) Vue.js
12 10 (4.07%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (4.07%) Hibernate
13 9 (3.66%) ASP.NET
13 9 (3.66%) CSS
13 9 (3.66%) HTML
13 9 (3.66%) JSON
13 9 (3.66%) SOAP
13 9 (3.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.32%) Public Cloud
2 17 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.28%) User Experience
4 12 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.47%) Cloud Native
5 11 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.81%) Robotics
8 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.67%) Linux
2 17 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (6.50%) CentOS
4 13 (5.28%) Ubuntu
5 12 (4.88%) Mac OS X
5 12 (4.88%) Unix
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (30.89%) DevOps
3 47 (19.11%) TDD
4 38 (15.45%) Test Automation
5 36 (14.63%) Open Source
6 32 (13.01%) Software Engineering
7 30 (12.20%) BDD
8 29 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (9.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 24 (9.76%) Domain-Driven Design
9 24 (9.76%) Migration
10 21 (8.54%) Configuration Management
10 21 (8.54%) Project Delivery
11 20 (8.13%) Infrastructure as Code
12 18 (7.32%) Mentoring
13 17 (6.91%) Data Migration
13 17 (6.91%) Data Modelling
13 17 (6.91%) OO
13 17 (6.91%) OOP
14 16 (6.50%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 123 (50.00%) Java
2 63 (25.61%) JavaScript
3 43 (17.48%) Java 8
4 34 (13.82%) SQL
5 31 (12.60%) C#
6 29 (11.79%) Python
7 22 (8.94%) ES6
8 17 (6.91%) ES7
9 14 (5.69%) Scala
10 9 (3.66%) Go
11 4 (1.63%) ActionScript
11 4 (1.63%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (1.63%) Groovy
11 4 (1.63%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.22%) Clojure
13 2 (0.81%) PHP
13 2 (0.81%) Ruby
13 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.41%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.88%) AWS Certification
3 7 (2.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.22%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.81%) PSD2
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 81 (32.93%) Docker
2 7 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 56 (22.76%) Kubernetes
2 34 (13.82%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (12.20%) Ansible
4 26 (10.57%) Terraform
5 22 (8.94%) Puppet
6 21 (8.54%) Prometheus
7 13 (5.28%) Nagios
8 11 (4.47%) Grafana
9 4 (1.63%) Salt
10 3 (1.22%) Packer
10 3 (1.22%) Rancher
11 2 (0.81%) logstash
12 1 (0.41%) Istio
12 1 (0.41%) Kibana
12 1 (0.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (6.91%) Tableau
2 11 (4.47%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.66%) Dell
4 7 (2.85%) Oracle
5 6 (2.44%) MuleSoft
5 6 (2.44%) SnapLogic
6 4 (1.63%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.63%) Google
7 3 (1.22%) Black Duck
8 2 (0.81%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.41%) HP
9 1 (0.41%) Informatica
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.41%) SAP
9 1 (0.41%) Sitecore