Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 104 157
Rank change year-on-year +37 +53 +61
Contract jobs citing Microservices 193 105 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.30% 1.92% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 2.32% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 81 57
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +11.76%
10th Percentile £352 £340 £370
90th Percentile £575 £625 £578
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £150.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +252.94% -10.53% +18.75%

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 5,004 4,527 6,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.58% 82.72% 83.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,144 2,763 3,939
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £257
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 209 215
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £34.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.76% +4.62% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.43 £53.00 £49.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +49 118 £425 +6.25% 47
Lancashire +19 27 £525 +31.25% 3
Cheshire -5 23 £413 -2.94% 18
Merseyside -3 18 £450 -5.26% 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 116 (60.10%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (59.07%) Java
3 70 (36.27%) Jenkins
4 64 (33.16%) JavaScript
5 63 (32.64%) TDD
6 60 (31.09%) Spring
7 57 (29.53%) DevOps
8 55 (28.50%) RESTful
9 53 (27.46%) Scrum
10 52 (26.94%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (25.91%) Git (software)
12 49 (25.39%) Node.js
13 47 (24.35%) Amazon AWS
14 46 (23.83%) Docker
15 39 (20.21%) Web Services
16 35 (18.13%) BDD
17 32 (16.58%) SQL
18 31 (16.06%) Linux
18 31 (16.06%) Test Automation
19 30 (15.54%) Python
19 30 (15.54%) Spring Boot
20 28 (14.51%) Ansible
20 28 (14.51%) .NET
20 28 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (14.51%) JIRA
21 27 (13.99%) SOA
22 26 (13.47%) AngularJS
23 25 (12.95%) Puppet
24 24 (12.44%) Mentoring
25 23 (11.92%) C#

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 16 (8.29%) Confluence
2 9 (4.66%) Apache
3 5 (2.59%) nginx
4 4 (2.07%) Mongoose
5 3 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.55%) CMS
5 3 (1.55%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.52%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) JBoss
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.52%) Tornado
7 1 (0.52%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 47 (24.35%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.29%) GitHub
4 13 (6.74%) Slack
5 9 (4.66%) SaaS
6 7 (3.63%) OpenShift
7 5 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.07%) IaaS
8 4 (2.07%) npm
8 4 (2.07%) PaaS
9 3 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.55%) Boomi
9 3 (1.55%) Serverless
10 2 (1.04%) AtomSphere
10 2 (1.04%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.59%) HTTP
2 3 (1.55%) SSL
3 2 (1.04%) Internet
3 2 (1.04%) SMS
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.36%) NoSQL
2 19 (9.84%) MySQL
3 18 (9.33%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (8.81%) MongoDB
5 10 (5.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.66%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.66%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.07%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.04%) Big Data
10 2 (1.04%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.04%) VoltDB
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.52%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.52%) Riak
Development Applications
1 70 (36.27%) Jenkins
2 50 (25.91%) Git (software)
3 28 (14.51%) JIRA
4 19 (9.84%) Maven
5 9 (4.66%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.66%) Grunt
5 9 (4.66%) gulp
6 8 (4.15%) Gradle
6 8 (4.15%) Jasmine
6 8 (4.15%) JUnit
6 8 (4.15%) PyCharm
6 8 (4.15%) SonarQube
7 7 (3.63%) JMeter
7 7 (3.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (3.11%) GitLab
8 6 (3.11%) Subversion
9 5 (2.59%) Artifactory
10 4 (2.07%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.07%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.07%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (11.92%) Finance
2 15 (7.77%) Banking
3 5 (2.59%) Law
3 5 (2.59%) Publishing
3 5 (2.59%) Retail
4 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 103 (53.37%) Developer
2 49 (25.39%) Java Developer
3 35 (18.13%) Architect
4 23 (11.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (8.81%) Full Stack Developer
6 14 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.22%) Applications Architect
8 11 (5.70%) Agile Developer
8 11 (5.70%) Agile Java Developer
8 11 (5.70%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (4.66%) Software Engineer
10 8 (4.15%) Senior DevOps
11 7 (3.63%) Java Architect
11 7 (3.63%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.11%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.11%) Consultant
12 6 (3.11%) Django Developer
12 6 (3.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.11%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (3.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (31.09%) Spring
2 55 (28.50%) RESTful
3 49 (25.39%) Node.js
4 39 (20.21%) Web Services
5 30 (15.54%) Spring Boot
6 28 (14.51%) .NET
7 26 (13.47%) AngularJS
8 21 (10.88%) CSS
8 21 (10.88%) HTML
9 20 (10.36%) REST
10 16 (8.29%) Hibernate
11 15 (7.77%) React
12 12 (6.22%) HTML5
13 11 (5.70%) CSS3
13 11 (5.70%) Express
14 10 (5.18%) .NET Framework
15 9 (4.66%) Django
15 9 (4.66%) Kafka
15 9 (4.66%) SOAP
16 8 (4.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) User Experience
2 9 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.59%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.59%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.55%) Clustering
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.04%) iPad
7 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.52%) Fintech
7 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.06%) Linux
2 16 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (7.77%) Android
3 15 (7.77%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.63%) Windows
5 4 (2.07%) CentOS
6 2 (1.04%) Unix
6 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (60.10%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.64%) TDD
3 57 (29.53%) DevOps
4 53 (27.46%) Scrum
5 52 (26.94%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (18.13%) BDD
7 31 (16.06%) Test Automation
8 27 (13.99%) SOA
9 24 (12.44%) Mentoring
10 19 (9.84%) Software Engineering
11 18 (9.33%) Kanban
11 18 (9.33%) Open Source
12 17 (8.81%) API Development
12 17 (8.81%) OO
12 17 (8.81%) SFIA
13 16 (8.29%) Coaching
14 14 (7.25%) MVC
15 13 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (6.74%) Data Modelling
15 13 (6.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (59.07%) Java
2 64 (33.16%) JavaScript
3 32 (16.58%) SQL
4 30 (15.54%) Python
5 23 (11.92%) C#
6 22 (11.40%) Groovy
7 21 (10.88%) Java 8
8 12 (6.22%) PHP
8 12 (6.22%) Scala
9 9 (4.66%) Bash Shell
10 8 (4.15%) Ruby
11 7 (3.63%) Clojure
12 6 (3.11%) Perl
12 6 (3.11%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.55%) C
13 3 (1.55%) C++
13 3 (1.55%) ES6
13 3 (1.55%) Go
13 3 (1.55%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.04%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (1.55%) APMG
2 3 (1.55%) Degree
3 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.22%) SLA
2 4 (2.07%) WCAG
3 1 (0.52%) GCP
System Software
1 46 (23.83%) Docker
2 9 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.07%) etcd
4 3 (1.55%) QEMU
4 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.04%) XenApp
6 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) Gluster
6 1 (0.52%) iptables
6 1 (0.52%) NFS
6 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 28 (14.51%) Ansible
2 25 (12.95%) Puppet
3 19 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (9.33%) Kubernetes
5 11 (5.70%) Terraform
6 6 (3.11%) Consul
7 4 (2.07%) Nessus
8 2 (1.04%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.70%) Oracle
3 10 (5.18%) Xamarin
4 8 (4.15%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.11%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.07%) VMware
7 3 (1.55%) Dell
8 2 (1.04%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.04%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.04%) Citrix
8 2 (1.04%) Google
8 2 (1.04%) IBM
8 2 (1.04%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.04%) SnapLogic
8 2 (1.04%) Splunk
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco
9 1 (0.52%) Kony
9 1 (0.52%) SAP
9 1 (0.52%) webMethods
9 1 (0.52%) WSO2