Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 50 80
Rank change year-on-year -19 +30 +25
Contract jobs citing Microservices 28 50 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.01% 3.37% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 3.90% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 9
Reading median daily rate £513 £425 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -5.66% -1.26%
10th Percentile £408 £363 £400
90th Percentile £714 £638 £588
Berkshire median daily rate £513 £438 £525
% change year-on-year +17.14% -16.67% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1,205 1,281 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.63% 86.44% 82.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 726 547
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.98%
10th Percentile £288 £250 £260
90th Percentile £625 £588 £577
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 25 49
Reading median hourly rate £63.75 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.51% +34.38% -26.74%
10th Percentile £20.48 £14.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £83.75 £49.50 £48.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +43.33% -13.04%

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 24 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) C#
3 10 (35.71%) Java
4 9 (32.14%) .NET
5 7 (25.00%) Azure
5 7 (25.00%) AWS
5 7 (25.00%) DevOps
6 6 (21.43%) Docker
6 6 (21.43%) RESTful
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
7 5 (17.86%) Spring
7 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.86%) .NET Core
8 4 (14.29%) Data Science
8 4 (14.29%) Kubernetes
8 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.29%) Node.js
8 4 (14.29%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) CSS
8 4 (14.29%) Web Services
8 4 (14.29%) Python
8 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) MVC
9 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.71%) Legal
9 3 (10.71%) Migration

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 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) Hyperledger
2 1 (3.57%) Mule
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) AWS
1 7 (25.00%) Azure
2 3 (10.71%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (10.71%) Serverless
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (3.57%) GCP
3 1 (3.57%) Heroku
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) SMPP
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Cosmos DB
1 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
1 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
1 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.57%) Blockchain
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.57%) DbUnit
3 1 (3.57%) jMock
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) Mockito
3 1 (3.57%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (10.71%) Legal
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Azure Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) HTML Developer
7 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Python Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) RESTful
3 5 (17.86%) .NET Core
3 5 (17.86%) Spring
4 4 (14.29%) CSS
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) Node.js
4 4 (14.29%) Web Services
5 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (10.71%) REST
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (7.14%) HTML5
6 2 (7.14%) Java EE
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) Kafka
6 2 (7.14%) React
7 1 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) DevOps
3 6 (21.43%) TDD
4 4 (14.29%) Data Science
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.29%) Scrum
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) B2B
5 3 (10.71%) B2C
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.71%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (10.71%) IT Governance
5 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) Go
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Grafana
3 1 (3.57%) Graphite
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Salt
3 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Google
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.57%) Splunk
2 1 (3.57%) VMware