Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 102 134
Rank change year-on-year +37 +32 +92
Contract jobs citing Microservices 198 106 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.30% 1.84% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 2.24% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 119 75
North West median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -8.16%
10th Percentile £377 £363 £374
90th Percentile £583 £638 £583
England median daily rate £525 £503 £475
% change year-on-year +4.48% +5.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £43.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -20.45% -

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 4,979 4,737 5,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.05% 82.25% 84.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,159 3,023 3,792
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 200 179
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +28.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £48.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +35 104 £450 -5.26% 54
Cheshire +9 37 £450 -15.89% 14
Lancashire -5 35 £450 -15.89% 4
Merseyside -2 15 £400 -11.11% 6
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 132 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (59.09%) Java
3 89 (44.95%) Jenkins
4 87 (43.94%) DevOps
5 86 (43.43%) TDD
6 76 (38.38%) Spring
7 68 (34.34%) Amazon AWS
8 61 (30.81%) Git (software)
9 55 (27.78%) Docker
9 55 (27.78%) Spring Boot
10 53 (26.77%) Java 8
11 49 (24.75%) Python
12 47 (23.74%) JavaScript
13 46 (23.23%) BDD
14 44 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (22.22%) Kubernetes
15 43 (21.72%) Puppet
15 43 (21.72%) RESTful
16 40 (20.20%) Node.js
17 39 (19.70%) Ansible
18 36 (18.18%) MySQL
19 35 (17.68%) Scrum
19 35 (17.68%) MongoDB
20 34 (17.17%) Web Services
20 34 (17.17%) Terraform
21 31 (15.66%) Linux
21 31 (15.66%) JIRA
22 30 (15.15%) Software Engineering
23 29 (14.65%) Amazon EC2
24 27 (13.64%) 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 25 (12.63%) Confluence
2 7 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (3.03%) Mule
4 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.52%) Apache
6 2 (1.01%) nginx
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 68 (34.34%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (14.65%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (9.09%) Slack
5 15 (7.58%) Amazon ELB
5 15 (7.58%) Amazon S3
5 15 (7.58%) Route 53
5 15 (7.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (7.07%) Amazon SQS
6 14 (7.07%) SaaS
7 8 (4.04%) GitHub
8 6 (3.03%) Apigee
8 6 (3.03%) Boomi
9 4 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.02%) npm
10 3 (1.52%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.52%) iPaaS
10 3 (1.52%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.52%) PaaS
10 3 (1.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.18%) MySQL
2 35 (17.68%) MongoDB
3 20 (10.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (6.06%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.06%) SQL Server
6 11 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (4.04%) Big Data
9 6 (3.03%) Blockchain
9 6 (3.03%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.02%) Power BI
11 3 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (1.52%) GIS
12 2 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (1.01%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 89 (44.95%) Jenkins
2 61 (30.81%) Git (software)
3 31 (15.66%) JIRA
4 22 (11.11%) SonarQube
5 20 (10.10%) GitLab
6 18 (9.09%) IntelliJ
6 18 (9.09%) JMeter
7 14 (7.07%) Maven
8 13 (6.57%) HP UFT
9 12 (6.06%) LoadRunner
10 11 (5.56%) Selenium
11 10 (5.05%) Burp Suite
11 10 (5.05%) Mercurial
12 8 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (3.54%) Cucumber
13 7 (3.54%) Eclipse
13 7 (3.54%) JUnit
13 7 (3.54%) SoapUI
14 6 (3.03%) NeoLoad
14 6 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (7.07%) Finance
2 11 (5.56%) Banking
3 9 (4.55%) Retail
4 5 (2.53%) Publishing
5 2 (1.01%) Front Office
5 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (48.48%) Developer
2 70 (35.35%) Java Developer
3 29 (14.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (10.61%) Agile Developer
4 21 (10.61%) Agile Java Developer
5 20 (10.10%) Architect
6 17 (8.59%) AWS Developer
6 17 (8.59%) Senior Developer
7 15 (7.58%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (6.06%) Software Engineer
9 11 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.55%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) AWS DevOps
11 6 (3.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Consultant
12 5 (2.53%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.53%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (38.38%) Spring
2 55 (27.78%) Spring Boot
3 43 (21.72%) RESTful
4 40 (20.20%) Node.js
5 34 (17.17%) Web Services
6 27 (13.64%) Hibernate
7 25 (12.63%) REST
8 23 (11.62%) Dropwizard
9 21 (10.61%) React
10 20 (10.10%) HTML
11 18 (9.09%) AngularJS
11 18 (9.09%) CSS
12 15 (7.58%) .NET
13 13 (6.57%) Elastic Stack
14 12 (6.06%) ActiveMQ
14 12 (6.06%) JSON
15 11 (5.56%) XML
16 9 (4.55%) HTML5
17 8 (4.04%) Django
17 8 (4.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.53%) iPad
2 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.53%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.01%) Clustering
5 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.01%) Equities
6 1 (0.51%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.51%) Fintech
6 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.66%) Linux
2 22 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (10.10%) CentOS
4 9 (4.55%) Unix
5 5 (2.53%) Android
6 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.52%) Windows
7 1 (0.51%) AIX
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (43.94%) DevOps
3 86 (43.43%) TDD
4 46 (23.23%) BDD
5 44 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (17.68%) Scrum
7 30 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 27 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 26 (13.13%) Mentoring
10 23 (11.62%) SOA
11 19 (9.60%) API Development
12 18 (9.09%) Coaching
12 18 (9.09%) SDLC
13 15 (7.58%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 15 (7.58%) OO
14 12 (6.06%) OOP
14 12 (6.06%) Pair Programming
14 12 (6.06%) SFIA
15 11 (5.56%) API Design
15 11 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 117 (59.09%) Java
2 53 (26.77%) Java 8
3 49 (24.75%) Python
4 47 (23.74%) JavaScript
5 27 (13.64%) SQL
6 17 (8.59%) C#
7 13 (6.57%) Groovy
8 10 (5.05%) Scala
9 7 (3.54%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.03%) Perl
10 6 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.53%) PHP
11 5 (2.53%) TypeScript
12 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.52%) Clojure
14 2 (1.01%) ES6
14 2 (1.01%) Java 9
14 2 (1.01%) Ruby
15 1 (0.51%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (1.52%) ISEB
2 2 (1.01%) Degree
3 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.55%) WCAG
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (27.78%) Docker
2 6 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.01%) etcd
5 1 (0.51%) HDFS
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 43 (21.72%) Puppet
3 39 (19.70%) Ansible
4 34 (17.17%) Terraform
5 19 (9.60%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (8.59%) Grafana
6 17 (8.59%) Prometheus
7 15 (7.58%) Packer
8 14 (7.07%) Rancher
9 10 (5.05%) Nessus
10 6 (3.03%) Kibana
10 6 (3.03%) logstash
11 2 (1.01%) Consul
11 2 (1.01%) Graylog
11 2 (1.01%) Salt
12 1 (0.51%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 17 (8.59%) Black Duck
2 11 (5.56%) Oracle
3 8 (4.04%) Google
4 6 (3.03%) Dell
5 5 (2.53%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.53%) Blue Prism
5 5 (2.53%) IBM
5 5 (2.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.02%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.52%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.01%) PagerDuty
8 2 (1.01%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.51%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.51%) Facebook
9 1 (0.51%) HP
9 1 (0.51%) Kony
9 1 (0.51%) OpenText
9 1 (0.51%) Sybase
9 1 (0.51%) Twitter
9 1 (0.51%) VMware