Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 52 58
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +33
Contract jobs citing Microservices 83 173 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.42% 3.57% 3.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 4.26% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 129 165
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £363 £340 £381
90th Percentile £594 £600 £613
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £52.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -9.57% +27.78%

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 2,016 4,064 4,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.00% 83.86% 84.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 2,648 3,033
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £200 £258 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 191 262
Median hourly rate £17.43 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.61% +7.95% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.82 £12.02 £12.84
90th Percentile £50.60 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.81 £20.79 £21.76
% change year-on-year +28.93% -4.46% -0.14%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in the North West

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the North West over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 0 64 £500 +7.99% 81
Cheshire +23 12 £450 +12.50% 31
Merseyside +8 5 £350 -30.00% 7
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 51 (61.45%) Java
1 51 (61.45%) AWS
2 45 (54.22%) DevOps
3 34 (40.96%) REST
3 34 (40.96%) Jenkins
3 34 (40.96%) Python
3 34 (40.96%) Terraform
4 33 (39.76%) Kubernetes
5 32 (38.55%) Node.js
6 31 (37.35%) SOAP
7 30 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (33.73%) GitLab
8 28 (33.73%) Amazon EKS
9 27 (32.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 27 (32.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (31.33%) Ansible
11 24 (28.92%) Docker
12 21 (25.30%) Bash Shell
13 18 (21.69%) JavaScript
14 17 (20.48%) Azure
15 16 (19.28%) Spring
16 14 (16.87%) Git (software)
17 13 (15.66%) Spring Boot
17 13 (15.66%) Finance
18 12 (14.46%) Scrum
18 12 (14.46%) TDD
19 10 (12.05%) .NET
20 9 (10.84%) Amazon EC2
20 9 (10.84%) Serverless
20 9 (10.84%) Java 8

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 5 (6.02%) JBoss
2 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.61%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.61%) Confluence
3 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.20%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 51 (61.45%) AWS
2 28 (33.73%) Amazon EKS
3 27 (32.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (20.48%) Azure
5 9 (10.84%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (10.84%) Serverless
6 7 (8.43%) Amazon S3
6 7 (8.43%) OpenShift
7 6 (7.23%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (6.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (6.02%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (4.82%) Route 53
10 3 (3.61%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (3.61%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (3.61%) GitHub
10 3 (3.61%) SaaS
10 3 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (2.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (2.41%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (2.41%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) FTP
1 1 (1.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.43%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.02%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.02%) MySQL
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.61%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.61%) HBase
5 3 (3.61%) Impala
5 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.61%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (40.96%) Jenkins
2 28 (33.73%) GitLab
3 14 (16.87%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.64%) JIRA
4 8 (9.64%) JUnit
4 8 (9.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (7.23%) SonarQube
5 6 (7.23%) TeamCity
6 5 (6.02%) Bitbucket Server
6 5 (6.02%) CA Release Automation
6 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.02%) JMeter
7 4 (4.82%) git-flow
8 3 (3.61%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.61%) Maven
9 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.20%) Burp Suite
10 1 (1.20%) Mocha
10 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.20%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (40.96%) Developer
2 18 (21.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Java Developer
4 9 (10.84%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) AWS Developer
5 8 (9.64%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Architect
7 5 (6.02%) React Developer
8 4 (4.82%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.82%) Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.41%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Data Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) Security Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.96%) REST
2 32 (38.55%) Node.js
3 31 (37.35%) SOAP
4 16 (19.28%) Spring
5 13 (15.66%) Spring Boot
6 10 (12.05%) .NET
7 8 (9.64%) Kafka
8 7 (8.43%) RESTful
8 7 (8.43%) Web Services
9 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
9 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
9 6 (7.23%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (7.23%) jQuery
9 6 (7.23%) JSON
9 6 (7.23%) React
9 6 (7.23%) XML
10 4 (4.82%) Gherkin
10 4 (4.82%) Handlebars
10 4 (4.82%) hapi
10 4 (4.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Cloud Native
1 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (4.82%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Equities
2 3 (3.61%) PKI
3 2 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Unix
2 3 (3.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.22%) DevOps
2 30 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 12 (14.46%) Scrum
4 12 (14.46%) TDD
5 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.23%) Front End Development
6 6 (7.23%) Security Testing
7 5 (6.02%) BDD
7 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Automation
7 5 (6.02%) Migration
7 5 (6.02%) Multithreading
7 5 (6.02%) QA Automation
7 5 (6.02%) SOA
7 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.02%) Test Automation
8 4 (4.82%) Decision-Making
8 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.82%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 51 (61.45%) Java
2 34 (40.96%) Python
3 21 (25.30%) Bash Shell
4 18 (21.69%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.84%) Java 8
6 4 (4.82%) C#
6 4 (4.82%) Scala
6 4 (4.82%) SQL
7 3 (3.61%) Perl
7 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.61%) XPath
8 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.20%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.20%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.41%) Master's Degree
2 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) ISEB
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) NCSC
3 1 (1.20%) NIST
3 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) Docker
2 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.61%) Apache Flume
3 3 (3.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 34 (40.96%) Terraform
2 33 (39.76%) Kubernetes
3 26 (31.33%) Ansible
4 7 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.61%) Grafana
5 3 (3.61%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (3.61%) Kibana
5 3 (3.61%) PingFederate
6 2 (2.41%) Istio
6 2 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.20%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.20%) Nagios
7 1 (1.20%) Nessus
7 1 (1.20%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) Splunk
2 5 (6.02%) AppDynamics
3 3 (3.61%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.61%) Solace
3 3 (3.61%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.41%) Dell
4 2 (2.41%) Google
5 1 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) IBM