Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 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
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 104 132
Rank change year-on-year +38 +28 +97
Contract jobs citing Microservices 197 102 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.31% 1.76% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 2.14% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 102 88
North West median daily rate £450 £535 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +12.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £368 £413 £373
90th Percentile £575 £645 £575
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +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 4,973 4,757 6,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 82.09% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 2,923 3,870
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 197 185
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +39.53% -27.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.70 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 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
Manchester +47 116 £450 - 48
Cheshire +5 35 £450 -15.89% 16
Lancashire +2 23 £474 -24.10% 4
Merseyside -4 14 £400 -15.79% 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 123 (62.44%) Java
2 117 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (43.15%) DevOps
4 79 (40.10%) Spring
5 78 (39.59%) Jenkins
6 76 (38.58%) TDD
7 75 (38.07%) Amazon AWS
8 70 (35.53%) Docker
9 55 (27.92%) Spring Boot
10 50 (25.38%) Python
11 49 (24.87%) RESTful
12 48 (24.37%) Git (software)
12 48 (24.37%) JavaScript
12 48 (24.37%) Java 8
13 43 (21.83%) Kubernetes
13 43 (21.83%) Scrum
14 40 (20.30%) Node.js
14 40 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (19.80%) Puppet
16 37 (18.78%) BDD
16 37 (18.78%) Ansible
17 34 (17.26%) Linux
18 32 (16.24%) MongoDB
19 30 (15.23%) MySQL
20 29 (14.72%) Web Services
21 28 (14.21%) Terraform
22 27 (13.71%) SOA
22 27 (13.71%) Software Engineering
23 25 (12.69%) JIRA
23 25 (12.69%) Test Automation

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 (8.63%) Confluence
2 6 (3.05%) Apache
2 6 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.52%) nginx
5 2 (1.02%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.02%) Mule
5 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.51%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.51%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 75 (38.07%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (12.69%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (8.63%) SaaS
5 13 (6.60%) Amazon ELB
5 13 (6.60%) Amazon SQS
6 12 (6.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (5.58%) Slack
8 10 (5.08%) Amazon S3
8 10 (5.08%) GitHub
8 10 (5.08%) Route 53
9 4 (2.03%) npm
9 4 (2.03%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.52%) Boomi
10 3 (1.52%) iPaaS
10 3 (1.52%) PaaS
11 2 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.02%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.12%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.24%) MongoDB
2 30 (15.23%) MySQL
3 17 (8.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (7.11%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.08%) Big Data
7 9 (4.57%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (3.55%) SQL Server
10 4 (2.03%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.52%) Blockchain
11 3 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (1.52%) GIS
12 2 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.02%) VoltDB
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 78 (39.59%) Jenkins
2 48 (24.37%) Git (software)
3 25 (12.69%) JIRA
4 19 (9.64%) SonarQube
5 17 (8.63%) Maven
6 16 (8.12%) GitLab
7 15 (7.61%) IntelliJ
8 10 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (4.57%) Gradle
9 9 (4.57%) Grunt
10 8 (4.06%) gulp
11 7 (3.55%) PyCharm
12 6 (3.05%) Artifactory
12 6 (3.05%) Cucumber
12 6 (3.05%) HP UFT
12 6 (3.05%) JMeter
12 6 (3.05%) JUnit
12 6 (3.05%) Mercurial
13 5 (2.54%) Subversion
14 4 (2.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (7.11%) Finance
2 8 (4.06%) Banking
3 3 (1.52%) Publishing
3 3 (1.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (49.24%) Developer
2 71 (36.04%) Java Developer
3 34 (17.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (12.18%) Architect
5 20 (10.15%) Agile Developer
5 20 (10.15%) Agile Java Developer
6 14 (7.11%) AWS Developer
7 13 (6.60%) Senior Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Software Engineer
8 12 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.05%) Django Developer
9 6 (3.05%) Java Architect
9 6 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (3.05%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.54%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (2.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.54%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (2.54%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (2.54%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (40.10%) Spring
2 55 (27.92%) Spring Boot
3 49 (24.87%) RESTful
4 40 (20.30%) Node.js
5 29 (14.72%) Web Services
6 22 (11.17%) Dropwizard
6 22 (11.17%) Hibernate
6 22 (11.17%) REST
7 21 (10.66%) React
8 20 (10.15%) AngularJS
9 16 (8.12%) .NET
9 16 (8.12%) CSS
9 16 (8.12%) HTML
10 10 (5.08%) Django
10 10 (5.08%) Kafka
11 8 (4.06%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (4.06%) CSS3
11 8 (4.06%) HTML5
11 8 (4.06%) JSON
11 8 (4.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.58%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.55%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.05%) User Experience
4 5 (2.54%) iPad
5 4 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.52%) Clustering
6 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.02%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.51%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.26%) Linux
2 24 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (9.64%) CentOS
4 7 (3.55%) Android
4 7 (3.55%) Unix
5 6 (3.05%) Windows
6 5 (2.54%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (43.15%) DevOps
3 76 (38.58%) TDD
4 43 (21.83%) Scrum
5 40 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (18.78%) BDD
7 27 (13.71%) SOA
7 27 (13.71%) Software Engineering
8 25 (12.69%) Test Automation
9 22 (11.17%) Mentoring
10 16 (8.12%) API Development
11 15 (7.61%) OO
12 13 (6.60%) Coaching
12 13 (6.60%) Configuration Management
12 13 (6.60%) SFIA
13 12 (6.09%) SDLC
14 11 (5.58%) OOP
14 11 (5.58%) User Stories
15 10 (5.08%) Functional Testing
15 10 (5.08%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 123 (62.44%) Java
2 50 (25.38%) Python
3 48 (24.37%) Java 8
3 48 (24.37%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.18%) SQL
5 18 (9.14%) Groovy
6 15 (7.61%) C#
7 12 (6.09%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.08%) Scala
9 9 (4.57%) Perl
10 7 (3.55%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.05%) PHP
12 4 (2.03%) Clojure
13 3 (1.52%) Java 9
13 3 (1.52%) Ruby
13 3 (1.52%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.51%) VB
15 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (1.52%) ISEB
3 2 (1.02%) Degree
4 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) WCAG
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 70 (35.53%) Docker
2 7 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.03%) etcd
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.02%) XenApp
5 1 (0.51%) Gluster
5 1 (0.51%) HDFS
5 1 (0.51%) iptables
5 1 (0.51%) NFS
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (21.83%) Kubernetes
2 39 (19.80%) Puppet
3 37 (18.78%) Ansible
4 28 (14.21%) Terraform
5 19 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (6.09%) Grafana
7 10 (5.08%) Packer
7 10 (5.08%) Prometheus
8 9 (4.57%) Rancher
9 6 (3.05%) Consul
10 4 (2.03%) Nessus
11 2 (1.02%) Graylog
11 2 (1.02%) Kibana
11 2 (1.02%) logstash
11 2 (1.02%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.51%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 10 (5.08%) Black Duck
1 10 (5.08%) Microsoft
1 10 (5.08%) Oracle
2 7 (3.55%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.54%) Blue Prism
3 5 (2.54%) IBM
4 4 (2.03%) Google
5 3 (1.52%) AppDynamics
5 3 (1.52%) Dell
5 3 (1.52%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.52%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.02%) Apigee
6 2 (1.02%) Citrix
6 2 (1.02%) Ivanti
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.02%) Splunk
6 2 (1.02%) VMware
7 1 (0.51%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) OpenText
7 1 (0.51%) RedGate