Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 67 101
Rank change year-on-year +27 +34 +64
Contract jobs citing Microservices 242 188 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.70% 3.23% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.49% 3.74% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 140 82
North West median daily rate £525 £428 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -2.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £341
90th Percentile £619 £588 £623
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -76.67% +252.94% -10.53%

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 4,411 5,033 4,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.62% 86.60% 84.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,841 3,167 2,828
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £240
90th Percentile £619 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 244 200
North West median hourly rate £25.50 £22.77 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.01% -35.87% +9.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £50.35 £51.25 £52.55
England median hourly rate £24.75 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.51% -12.00% +8.70%

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 May 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 May 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 +16 128 £550 +29.41% 28
Lancashire +5 48 £475 -9.52% 2
Cheshire +23 35 £425 +1.49% 7
Merseyside +2 23 £525 +16.67% 3
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 110 (45.45%) Java
2 101 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (41.32%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (38.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 85 (35.12%) Docker
6 83 (34.30%) Jenkins
7 70 (28.93%) DevOps
7 70 (28.93%) Kubernetes
8 68 (28.10%) MongoDB
9 66 (27.27%) Node.js
10 61 (25.21%) JavaScript
11 59 (24.38%) .NET
12 56 (23.14%) Test Automation
12 56 (23.14%) Spring
13 51 (21.07%) TDD
14 49 (20.25%) SQL
15 47 (19.42%) REST
15 47 (19.42%) Spring Boot
16 46 (19.01%) AngularJS
17 45 (18.60%) C#
17 45 (18.60%) Git (software)
18 44 (18.18%) Java 8
19 42 (17.36%) Puppet
20 40 (16.53%) Microsoft
21 37 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
21 37 (15.29%) NoSQL
22 35 (14.46%) Software Engineering
23 34 (14.05%) Opscode Chef
24 32 (13.22%) Hibernate
25 31 (12.81%) Open Source

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 10 (4.13%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.72%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.31%) JBoss
3 8 (3.31%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.65%) CMS
4 4 (1.65%) Confluence
4 4 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.65%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 2 (0.83%) IIS
5 2 (0.83%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.41%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (41.32%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (38.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (9.50%) Serverless
4 15 (6.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (5.79%) Kong
6 12 (4.96%) Azure Functions
6 12 (4.96%) PaaS
6 12 (4.96%) Power Platform
7 11 (4.55%) OpenShift
8 10 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (4.13%) Boomi
9 9 (3.72%) IaaS
9 9 (3.72%) SaaS
10 6 (2.48%) Amazon S3
10 6 (2.48%) GitHub
11 5 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (2.07%) Route 53
11 5 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.09%) HTTP
2 12 (4.96%) FTP
3 9 (3.72%) DHCP
3 9 (3.72%) DNS
3 9 (3.72%) SSL
3 9 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.31%) IPsec
5 3 (1.24%) DSL
5 3 (1.24%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (28.10%) MongoDB
2 37 (15.29%) NoSQL
3 28 (11.57%) MySQL
4 20 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (6.20%) Relational Database
5 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
6 12 (4.96%) Power BI
6 12 (4.96%) RDBMS
7 10 (4.13%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.31%) DB2
9 6 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.24%) Redis
12 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.41%) Cosmos DB
14 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 83 (34.30%) Jenkins
2 45 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.92%) GitLab
4 23 (9.50%) Maven
4 23 (9.50%) Mockito
4 23 (9.50%) SonarQube
5 18 (7.44%) Artifactory
6 16 (6.61%) gulp
6 16 (6.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (5.79%) JUnit
7 14 (5.79%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (3.72%) Selenium
9 8 (3.31%) Travis CI
10 7 (2.89%) JIRA
10 7 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.48%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.48%) Gradle
11 6 (2.48%) Hamcrest
11 6 (2.48%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (9.92%) Finance
2 18 (7.44%) Banking
3 9 (3.72%) Retail
4 7 (2.89%) Law
5 3 (1.24%) Electronics
5 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.24%) Marketing
5 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Games
6 2 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) International Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 122 (50.41%) Developer
2 61 (25.21%) Java Developer
3 38 (15.70%) Architect
4 27 (11.16%) Full Stack Developer
5 24 (9.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (8.68%) .NET Developer
7 16 (6.61%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.20%) Consultant
9 13 (5.37%) C# Developer
9 13 (5.37%) Node.js Developer
9 13 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.96%) DevOps Consultant
10 12 (4.96%) Java Engineer
10 12 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (4.96%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (4.55%) Backend Developer
11 11 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (4.55%) Data Architect
11 11 (4.55%) Technical Leader
12 10 (4.13%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (27.27%) Node.js
2 59 (24.38%) .NET
3 56 (23.14%) Spring
4 47 (19.42%) REST
4 47 (19.42%) Spring Boot
5 46 (19.01%) AngularJS
6 32 (13.22%) Hibernate
7 30 (12.40%) Web Services
8 29 (11.98%) React
9 26 (10.74%) JAX-RS
10 21 (8.68%) Dropwizard
11 20 (8.26%) Express
11 20 (8.26%) JSON
12 19 (7.85%) RabbitMQ
12 19 (7.85%) RESTful
13 18 (7.44%) Kafka
13 18 (7.44%) Mongoose
14 17 (7.02%) CSS
15 16 (6.61%) Apache CXF
15 16 (6.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (5.37%) Fintech
3 11 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.31%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.89%) User Experience
7 6 (2.48%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.83%) Tandem
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.40%) Linux
2 16 (6.61%) Unix
3 12 (4.96%) Mac OS X
4 9 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.89%) CentOS
6 3 (1.24%) Windows
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.41%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (28.93%) DevOps
3 56 (23.14%) Test Automation
4 51 (21.07%) TDD
5 37 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (14.46%) Software Engineering
7 31 (12.81%) Open Source
8 27 (11.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 22 (9.09%) BDD
10 21 (8.68%) Unit Testing
11 19 (7.85%) Scrum
12 18 (7.44%) Technical Leadership
13 17 (7.02%) Data Modelling
13 17 (7.02%) OO
13 17 (7.02%) Pair Programming
14 16 (6.61%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 16 (6.61%) Migration
14 16 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (6.61%) SOA
14 16 (6.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 110 (45.45%) Java
2 61 (25.21%) JavaScript
3 49 (20.25%) SQL
4 45 (18.60%) C#
5 44 (18.18%) Java 8
6 24 (9.92%) Python
7 11 (4.55%) Go
8 9 (3.72%) ES6
8 9 (3.72%) ES7
9 7 (2.89%) Groovy
10 6 (2.48%) PHP
11 3 (1.24%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.24%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.24%) Scala
11 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.83%) R
13 1 (0.41%) COBOL
13 1 (0.41%) Perl
13 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.65%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.20%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) COBIT
2 1 (0.41%) PSD2
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (35.12%) Docker
2 15 (6.20%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 70 (28.93%) Kubernetes
2 42 (17.36%) Puppet
3 34 (14.05%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (11.98%) Terraform
5 28 (11.57%) Ansible
6 25 (10.33%) Prometheus
7 17 (7.02%) Salt
8 6 (2.48%) Grafana
8 6 (2.48%) Packer
9 3 (1.24%) SCCM
10 2 (0.83%) logstash
10 2 (0.83%) Nessus
11 1 (0.41%) Nagios
11 1 (0.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 40 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.20%) Oracle
3 10 (4.13%) Dell
3 10 (4.13%) PagerDuty
3 10 (4.13%) Tableau
4 6 (2.48%) Google
5 5 (2.07%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.65%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.65%) Citrix
7 3 (1.24%) ATG
7 3 (1.24%) SAP
8 2 (0.83%) Black Duck
8 2 (0.83%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.83%) VMware
9 1 (0.41%) IBM
9 1 (0.41%) SnapLogic
9 1 (0.41%) Xamarin