Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 February 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 214 343
Rank change year-on-year +135 +129 +31
Contract jobs citing Microservices 452 150 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.70% 0.96% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 1.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 91 31
South East median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +20.63%
10th Percentile £375 £320 £313
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,943 12,759 15,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.19% 81.88% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,370 7,564 9,009
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 519 615
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.65
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the South East

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in the South East

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in the South East over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in the South East

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microservices in the South East

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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
Thames Valley +88 226 £425 +12.58% 63
Buckinghamshire +23 87 £463 +32.14% 12
Berkshire +49 77 £400 +10.34% 34
Surrey +36 71 £500 +5.26% 18
West Sussex +34 64 £480 -1.54% 12
Oxfordshire +35 62 £425 -15.00% 17
Hampshire +18 38 £481 -8.33% 25
Kent - 21 £450 - 1
East Sussex - 11 £600 - 5
Sussex +4 4 £525 -
M4 Corridor +1 4 - -
Middlesex +6 3 £425 -24.11%
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 314 (69.47%) Java
2 312 (69.03%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (48.01%) Spring
4 145 (32.08%) REST
5 139 (30.75%) Spring Boot
6 134 (29.65%) TDD
7 132 (29.20%) Git (software)
8 119 (26.33%) DevOps
9 118 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
10 117 (25.88%) JavaScript
11 103 (22.79%) Amazon AWS
12 97 (21.46%) Docker
12 97 (21.46%) Jenkins
13 94 (20.80%) AngularJS
14 88 (19.47%) Web Services
15 87 (19.25%) CSS
15 87 (19.25%) Linux
16 84 (18.58%) Scrum
17 83 (18.36%) HTML
18 78 (17.26%) JSON
19 74 (16.37%) SOAP
20 73 (16.15%) Test Automation
21 72 (15.93%) XML
21 72 (15.93%) SQL
22 71 (15.71%) SOA
22 71 (15.71%) Hibernate
23 68 (15.04%) Maven
23 68 (15.04%) Open Source
24 67 (14.82%) Puppet
25 64 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 51 (11.28%) WebLogic
2 35 (7.74%) JBoss
3 34 (7.52%) Apache Spark
4 33 (7.30%) Confluence
5 32 (7.08%) Apache
6 26 (5.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (2.65%) Apache Solr
8 12 (2.65%) IIS
9 10 (2.21%) nginx
10 9 (1.99%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.55%) OpenStack
13 6 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.88%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.66%) Drupal
15 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
16 2 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
16 2 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 103 (22.79%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (10.84%) PaaS
4 41 (9.07%) GitHub
5 38 (8.41%) IaaS
6 22 (4.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.88%) Serverless
9 11 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (2.21%) npm
11 9 (1.99%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.99%) SaaS
12 8 (1.77%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.77%) Slack
13 7 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.55%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (1.33%) CloudFront
14 6 (1.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.73%) TCP/IP
2 35 (7.74%) HTTP
3 33 (7.30%) SSL
4 15 (3.32%) Kerberos
5 11 (2.43%) Firewall
5 11 (2.43%) SMTP
6 6 (1.33%) AMQP
7 5 (1.11%) DNS
8 2 (0.44%) DHCP
8 2 (0.44%) Internet
9 1 (0.22%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.22%) DSL
9 1 (0.22%) FTP
9 1 (0.22%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.72%) MongoDB
2 57 (12.61%) NoSQL
3 39 (8.63%) Big Data
3 39 (8.63%) SQL Server
4 20 (4.42%) MySQL
5 17 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (3.54%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.10%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.99%) HBase
10 8 (1.77%) Parquet
11 7 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.55%) NewSQL
12 6 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.66%) DB2
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.44%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 132 (29.20%) Git (software)
2 97 (21.46%) Jenkins
3 68 (15.04%) Maven
4 53 (11.73%) JUnit
5 49 (10.84%) IntelliJ
6 43 (9.51%) Eclipse
7 42 (9.29%) JIRA
8 34 (7.52%) Selenium
9 30 (6.64%) Gradle
10 26 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (5.53%) Visual Studio
12 23 (5.09%) TeamCity
13 17 (3.76%) NuGet
14 16 (3.54%) Cucumber
15 15 (3.32%) gulp
16 13 (2.88%) Ant
16 13 (2.88%) git-flow
16 13 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
17 12 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
18 11 (2.43%) Grunt
General
1 57 (12.61%) Finance
2 46 (10.18%) Banking
3 13 (2.88%) Retail
4 8 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.55%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.33%) Advertising
6 6 (1.33%) Law
6 6 (1.33%) Marketing
7 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 312 (69.03%) Developer
2 189 (41.81%) Java Developer
3 51 (11.28%) Architect
4 48 (10.62%) Senior Developer
5 39 (8.63%) Scala Developer
6 38 (8.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 27 (5.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
9 22 (4.87%) Web Developer
10 20 (4.42%) .NET Developer
11 19 (4.20%) Apache Spark Developer
12 18 (3.98%) Lead Developer
13 17 (3.76%) Lead Java Developer
13 17 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
15 14 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
16 13 (2.88%) Angular Developer
16 13 (2.88%) Java Scala Developer
17 12 (2.65%) Java Engineer
17 12 (2.65%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (48.01%) Spring
2 145 (32.08%) REST
3 139 (30.75%) Spring Boot
4 94 (20.80%) AngularJS
5 88 (19.47%) Web Services
6 87 (19.25%) CSS
7 83 (18.36%) HTML
8 78 (17.26%) JSON
9 74 (16.37%) SOAP
10 72 (15.93%) XML
11 71 (15.71%) Hibernate
12 64 (14.16%) RESTful
13 58 (12.83%) .NET
14 55 (12.17%) Node.js
15 47 (10.40%) J2EE
16 46 (10.18%) HTML5
16 46 (10.18%) Play Framework
17 45 (9.96%) EJB
18 38 (8.41%) jQuery
19 33 (7.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.07%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (5.53%) User Experience
3 11 (2.43%) Public Cloud
4 10 (2.21%) Cloud Native
4 10 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.21%) Virtual Team
5 8 (1.77%) Fintech
5 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.55%) iPad
7 6 (1.33%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.11%) Blog
8 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.44%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.44%) Derivative
10 2 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.44%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 87 (19.25%) Linux
2 47 (10.40%) Windows
3 42 (9.29%) Unix
4 9 (1.99%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.11%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.44%) Debian
7 2 (0.44%) SUSE
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (69.03%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (29.65%) TDD
3 119 (26.33%) DevOps
4 118 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
5 84 (18.58%) Scrum
6 73 (16.15%) Test Automation
7 71 (15.71%) SOA
8 68 (15.04%) Open Source
9 61 (13.50%) MVC
10 60 (13.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 51 (11.28%) BDD
12 49 (10.84%) Software Engineering
13 45 (9.96%) SDLC
14 42 (9.29%) Kanban
15 37 (8.19%) Configuration Management
16 35 (7.74%) API Development
17 29 (6.42%) Web Development
18 28 (6.19%) Front End Development
19 25 (5.53%) Pair Programming
20 24 (5.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 314 (69.47%) Java
2 117 (25.88%) JavaScript
3 72 (15.93%) SQL
4 61 (13.50%) Scala
5 59 (13.05%) C#
6 28 (6.19%) Ruby
7 24 (5.31%) Groovy
8 23 (5.09%) Go
8 23 (5.09%) Python
9 16 (3.54%) C++
10 12 (2.65%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.21%) CQL
12 9 (1.99%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.99%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.77%) Perl
13 8 (1.77%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.55%) Haskell
14 7 (1.55%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.33%) PHP
16 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (6.42%) Degree
2 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (0.66%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.22%) ISEB
3 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.22%) MCP
3 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.52%) QA
2 9 (1.99%) ISO 9001
2 9 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.55%) GCP
3 7 (1.55%) GDPR
4 4 (0.88%) SLA
5 3 (0.66%) PSD2
6 2 (0.44%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 97 (21.46%) Docker
2 24 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.77%) HDFS
5 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 67 (14.82%) Puppet
2 33 (7.30%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (6.42%) Ansible
4 24 (5.31%) Grafana
4 24 (5.31%) Kibana
5 23 (5.09%) Hadoop YARN
6 17 (3.76%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.21%) Opsview
7 10 (2.21%) Salt
8 7 (1.55%) Terraform
9 3 (0.66%) Mesos
10 2 (0.44%) Consul
10 2 (0.44%) Oozie
10 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.22%) logstash
11 1 (0.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 34 (7.52%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.08%) Oracle
3 24 (5.31%) Google
3 24 (5.31%) VMware
3 24 (5.31%) webMethods
4 17 (3.76%) IBM
5 16 (3.54%) Hortonworks
6 8 (1.77%) Adobe
7 6 (1.33%) New Relic
8 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.88%) SAP
9 3 (0.66%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.66%) Splunk
10 2 (0.44%) Apigee
10 2 (0.44%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.44%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.44%) WSO2
11 1 (0.22%) AlienVault
11 1 (0.22%) Qualys
11 1 (0.22%) Xamarin