Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 71 92
Rank change year-on-year +18 +21 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 43 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.92% 1.52% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 1.82% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 6
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34% -
10th Percentile £388 £313 £291
90th Percentile £638 £588 £419
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £513 £501
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.40% -
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 1,271 1,044 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.17% 83.32% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 615 619
Reading median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £228
90th Percentile £582 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 43 48
Reading median hourly rate £32.50 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.14% -35.56% -27.18%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £64.25 £39.75 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +46.55% -19.44% -40.00%

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 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 23 (53.49%) Java
2 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (44.19%) .NET
4 17 (39.53%) C#
5 15 (34.88%) DevOps
6 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (30.23%) AngularJS
8 12 (27.91%) TDD
9 10 (23.26%) SQL
9 10 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (20.93%) Spring
10 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (18.60%) Spring Boot
11 8 (18.60%) Angular 2
11 8 (18.60%) Multithreading
11 8 (18.60%) REST
11 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
11 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
12 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
12 7 (16.28%) Web Services
12 7 (16.28%) .NET Core
13 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (13.95%) J2EE
13 6 (13.95%) MVC
14 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
14 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (11.63%) SMPP
14 5 (11.63%) Oracle
14 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
14 5 (11.63%) Apache Cassandra

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 (9.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.98%) CMS
3 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.33%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.30%) SaaS
4 3 (6.98%) GitHub
5 1 (2.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) SMPP
1 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.30%) Ethernet
2 4 (9.30%) Firewall
2 4 (9.30%) MPLS
2 4 (9.30%) Wireless
3 2 (4.65%) SMTP
4 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.98%) MySQL
4 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) Big Data
5 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.98%) JMeter
2 3 (6.98%) Protractor
2 3 (6.98%) RSpec
3 2 (4.65%) DbUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) jMock
3 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Maven
3 2 (4.65%) Mockito
3 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.33%) NUnit
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Back Office
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) .NET Developer
3 10 (23.26%) Architect
4 9 (20.93%) Java Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Angular Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.30%) OSS Architect
6 4 (9.30%) OSS Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.65%) BPM Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Scala Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Backend Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Developer in Test
9 1 (2.33%) Node.js Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (44.19%) .NET
2 13 (30.23%) AngularJS
3 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (20.93%) Spring
4 8 (18.60%) Angular 2
4 8 (18.60%) REST
4 8 (18.60%) Spring Boot
5 7 (16.28%) .NET Core
5 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
5 7 (16.28%) Web Services
6 6 (13.95%) J2EE
7 5 (11.63%) Kafka
8 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (6.98%) JMS
8 3 (6.98%) Play Framework
9 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.65%) CSS
9 2 (4.65%) HTML5
9 2 (4.65%) Node.js
9 2 (4.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) CentOS
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) DevOps
3 12 (27.91%) TDD
4 8 (18.60%) Multithreading
5 6 (13.95%) MVC
6 5 (11.63%) Kanban
6 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (11.63%) SOLID
6 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.63%) User Stories
7 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.30%) Critical Thinking
7 4 (9.30%) Migration
7 4 (9.30%) Network Management
7 4 (9.30%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (9.30%) SOA
7 4 (9.30%) Software Architecture
7 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) Java
2 17 (39.53%) C#
3 10 (23.26%) SQL
4 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.63%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.98%) C++
6 3 (6.98%) Scala
7 2 (4.65%) Java 8
7 2 (4.65%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) Go
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Grafana
1 2 (4.65%) Graphite
2 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Teradata