Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 15 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 63 91
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 34 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.27% 2.33% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.79% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 6
Reading median daily rate £498 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.38% +10.34% -
10th Percentile £413 £313 £291
90th Percentile £627 £400 £419
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £400 £525
% change year-on-year +25.00% -23.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Reading median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,288 1,040 1,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.15% 83.60% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 639 574
Reading median daily rate £450 £401 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% -1.72% +1.88%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £238
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 40
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -36.96% -25.57%
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.10 £12.83
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.75 £55.07
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.28
% change year-on-year +48.28% -20.66% -27.67%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Reading

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Reading

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Reading over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Java
3 13 (38.24%) TDD
4 11 (32.35%) AngularJS
4 11 (32.35%) C#
5 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (29.41%) DevOps
6 9 (26.47%) Kafka
6 9 (26.47%) .NET
7 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
8 7 (20.59%) Kubernetes
8 7 (20.59%) Docker
9 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (17.65%) Multithreading
9 6 (17.65%) Node.js
9 6 (17.65%) REST
10 5 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (14.71%) BDD
10 5 (14.71%) Kanban
10 5 (14.71%) Web Services
10 5 (14.71%) Linux
10 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.71%) SMPP
10 5 (14.71%) SOLID
10 5 (14.71%) .NET Core
11 4 (11.76%) React
11 4 (11.76%) Spring Boot
11 4 (11.76%) Elasticsearch

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (11.76%) CMS
1 4 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.94%) Liferay
3 1 (2.94%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.82%) GitHub
3 3 (8.82%) SaaS
4 2 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) SMPP
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.76%) HTTP
3 3 (8.82%) SSL
4 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.94%) DHCP
5 1 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (8.82%) Big Data
3 3 (8.82%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) JMeter
2 3 (8.82%) Protractor
2 3 (8.82%) RSpec
3 2 (5.88%) DbUnit
3 2 (5.88%) jMock
3 2 (5.88%) JUnit
3 2 (5.88%) Maven
3 2 (5.88%) Mockito
3 2 (5.88%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) webpack
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Angular Developer
4 2 (5.88%) BPM Developer
4 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Digital Architect
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Scala Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) AngularJS
2 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 9 (26.47%) Kafka
3 6 (17.65%) Node.js
3 6 (17.65%) REST
4 5 (14.71%) .NET Core
4 5 (14.71%) Web Services
5 4 (11.76%) React
5 4 (11.76%) Spring
5 4 (11.76%) Spring Boot
6 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (8.82%) HTML
6 3 (8.82%) JMS
6 3 (8.82%) Play Framework
6 3 (8.82%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (8.82%) RESTful
6 3 (8.82%) SOAP
7 2 (5.88%) Akka
7 2 (5.88%) Apache Camel
7 2 (5.88%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Linked Data
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
2 2 (5.88%) Semantic Web
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) DataPower
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) TDD
3 10 (29.41%) DevOps
4 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
5 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (17.65%) Multithreading
6 5 (14.71%) BDD
6 5 (14.71%) Kanban
6 5 (14.71%) SOLID
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
8 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) OO
8 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.88%) High Availability
9 2 (5.88%) IT Strategy
9 2 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
9 2 (5.88%) Open Source
9 2 (5.88%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Java
2 11 (32.35%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.76%) Python
5 3 (8.82%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) Scala
6 2 (5.88%) SQL
6 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.94%) C
7 1 (2.94%) Go
7 1 (2.94%) Java 8
7 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.88%) Grafana
2 2 (5.88%) Graphite
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) IBM
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) SAP