Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 90 124
Rank change year-on-year +28 +34 +85
Contract jobs citing Microservices 200 123 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.53% 2.25% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 2.70% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 128 76
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £382 £359 £386
90th Percentile £613 £638 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year +2.78% -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 4,736 4,554 5,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.66% 83.44% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,987 2,953 3,403
North West median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £261 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 208 160
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -2.87% -25.63%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.18 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.80 £51.84
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +21 102 £500 +17.65% 51
Lancashire -11 40 £450 -13.04% 5
Cheshire +16 35 £475 +5.56% 14
Merseyside +6 16 £400 -17.95% 9
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 128 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (49.00%) Java
3 89 (44.50%) Jenkins
4 88 (44.00%) DevOps
5 70 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
6 67 (33.50%) TDD
7 57 (28.50%) Spring
8 55 (27.50%) Git (software)
9 53 (26.50%) Docker
10 50 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (24.50%) Spring Boot
11 49 (24.50%) Puppet
12 48 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 46 (23.00%) JavaScript
13 46 (23.00%) Java 8
14 44 (22.00%) Node.js
15 43 (21.50%) Python
16 42 (21.00%) MySQL
16 42 (21.00%) Kubernetes
17 41 (20.50%) Terraform
18 40 (20.00%) MongoDB
19 37 (18.50%) SQL
19 37 (18.50%) Ansible
20 36 (18.00%) Web Services
21 35 (17.50%) Software Engineering
22 34 (17.00%) C#
23 33 (16.50%) BDD
24 31 (15.50%) .NET
25 29 (14.50%) Amazon EC2
25 29 (14.50%) SonarQube

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 19 (9.50%) Confluence
2 7 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.00%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.00%) Mule
4 4 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.50%) Apache
6 2 (1.00%) CMS
6 2 (1.00%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) JBoss
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 70 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (14.50%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (9.50%) Amazon S3
5 18 (9.00%) Amazon ELB
5 18 (9.00%) Route 53
5 18 (9.00%) Slack
5 18 (9.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (7.00%) SaaS
7 11 (5.50%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (4.50%) Boomi
10 8 (4.00%) GitHub
11 7 (3.50%) IaaS
11 7 (3.50%) PaaS
12 6 (3.00%) Apigee
12 6 (3.00%) Serverless
13 5 (2.50%) Azure Functions
14 3 (1.50%) iPaaS
14 3 (1.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.00%) HTTP
2 3 (1.50%) Intranet
3 1 (0.50%) DHCP
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) FTP
3 1 (0.50%) IPsec
3 1 (0.50%) SSL
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.00%) MySQL
2 40 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 20 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (9.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
6 15 (7.50%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.50%) Blockchain
9 7 (3.50%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.50%) Big Data
10 5 (2.50%) Power BI
10 5 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.50%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (1.50%) GIS
13 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
13 2 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 89 (44.50%) Jenkins
2 55 (27.50%) Git (software)
3 29 (14.50%) SonarQube
4 25 (12.50%) JIRA
5 23 (11.50%) GitLab
6 19 (9.50%) JMeter
7 14 (7.00%) Maven
8 13 (6.50%) HP UFT
8 13 (6.50%) LoadRunner
9 12 (6.00%) IntelliJ
9 12 (6.00%) Selenium
10 10 (5.00%) Burp Suite
10 10 (5.00%) Mercurial
11 8 (4.00%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.50%) Artifactory
12 7 (3.50%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.50%) JUnit
13 6 (3.00%) Cucumber
13 6 (3.00%) NeoLoad
13 6 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (7.00%) Finance
2 12 (6.00%) Banking
3 7 (3.50%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Electronics
5 3 (1.50%) Law
5 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.00%) Front Office
6 2 (1.00%) Games
6 2 (1.00%) Local Government
6 2 (1.00%) Publishing
6 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 99 (49.50%) Developer
2 57 (28.50%) Java Developer
3 22 (11.00%) Architect
3 22 (11.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (9.50%) .NET Developer
5 16 (8.00%) Agile Developer
5 16 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 14 (7.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 12 (6.00%) AWS Developer
8 11 (5.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (5.50%) Software Engineer
8 11 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.50%) AWS DevOps
9 9 (4.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.50%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (4.50%) Consultant
9 9 (4.50%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.00%) Technical Leader
11 6 (3.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (28.50%) Spring
2 49 (24.50%) Spring Boot
3 44 (22.00%) Node.js
4 36 (18.00%) Web Services
5 31 (15.50%) .NET
6 27 (13.50%) RESTful
7 26 (13.00%) REST
8 24 (12.00%) Hibernate
9 19 (9.50%) CSS
9 19 (9.50%) HTML
9 19 (9.50%) JSON
10 18 (9.00%) Dropwizard
11 15 (7.50%) AngularJS
11 15 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
12 14 (7.00%) XML
13 11 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (5.50%) React
14 10 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
14 10 (5.00%) Kafka
15 8 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.50%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.00%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.50%) User Experience
6 2 (1.00%) Clustering
6 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.00%) Equities
6 2 (1.00%) Fintech
6 2 (1.00%) Tandem
7 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.00%) Linux
2 23 (11.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (10.50%) CentOS
4 3 (1.50%) Android
4 3 (1.50%) Unix
5 2 (1.00%) Windows
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (44.00%) DevOps
3 67 (33.50%) TDD
4 50 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (17.50%) Software Engineering
6 33 (16.50%) BDD
7 28 (14.00%) Test Automation
8 27 (13.50%) Scrum
9 21 (10.50%) Mentoring
10 19 (9.50%) API Development
10 19 (9.50%) Technical Leadership
11 18 (9.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 18 (9.00%) SOA
12 17 (8.50%) Coaching
13 14 (7.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 14 (7.00%) SDLC
14 11 (5.50%) MVC
14 11 (5.50%) Open Source
14 11 (5.50%) Waterfall
15 10 (5.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 98 (49.00%) Java
2 46 (23.00%) Java 8
2 46 (23.00%) JavaScript
3 43 (21.50%) Python
4 37 (18.50%) SQL
5 34 (17.00%) C#
6 9 (4.50%) PHP
7 7 (3.50%) Perl
7 7 (3.50%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.00%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.50%) ES6
9 3 (1.50%) Scala
10 2 (1.00%) Java 9
10 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.00%) R
10 2 (1.00%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.50%) Tcl
11 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (1.50%) ISEB
2 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.50%) Degree
2 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.50%) WCAG
2 8 (4.00%) QA
3 2 (1.00%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (26.50%) Docker
2 5 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (24.50%) Puppet
2 42 (21.00%) Kubernetes
3 41 (20.50%) Terraform
4 37 (18.50%) Ansible
5 26 (13.00%) Prometheus
6 21 (10.50%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (10.00%) Grafana
8 18 (9.00%) Packer
9 17 (8.50%) Rancher
10 10 (5.00%) Nessus
11 8 (4.00%) Salt
12 6 (3.00%) Kibana
12 6 (3.00%) logstash
13 2 (1.00%) Graylog
14 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
14 1 (0.50%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 20 (10.00%) Black Duck
2 18 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.50%) Dell
3 9 (4.50%) Oracle
4 8 (4.00%) Google
4 8 (4.00%) PagerDuty
5 5 (2.50%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.50%) SAP
6 3 (1.50%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.00%) Twitter
8 1 (0.50%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.50%) Facebook
8 1 (0.50%) OpenText
8 1 (0.50%) RedGate
8 1 (0.50%) Sybase
8 1 (0.50%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.50%) Zend