Period
to 17 November 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 17 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 82 220
Rank change year-on-year +21 +138 +133
Contract jobs citing Microservices 619 460 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.75% 2.73% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 3.24% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 309 80
South East median daily rate £485 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% -7.50%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £331
90th Percentile £609 £603 £653
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.20% -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -18.18% -

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 14,240 14,194 14,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.23% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,584 8,485 8,496
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 471 580
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -10.00% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +20 263 £450 -10.00% 88
Berkshire +50 132 £500 -2.44% 35
Hampshire +47 132 £513 +36.67% 29
Surrey +12 125 £500 +5.26% 22
Oxfordshire +53 91 £425 -16.87% 36
West Sussex -1 68 £475 -1.04% 15
Buckinghamshire -41 40 £475 +11.76% 17
East Sussex -2 22 £388 -35.42% 12
M4 Corridor - 3 £600 -
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 392 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (54.12%) Java
3 242 (39.10%) Spring
4 206 (33.28%) TDD
5 205 (33.12%) JavaScript
6 204 (32.96%) Docker
7 177 (28.59%) AngularJS
8 176 (28.43%) Spring Boot
9 165 (26.66%) REST
10 162 (26.17%) DevOps
11 149 (24.07%) Java 8
12 146 (23.59%) Git (software)
13 138 (22.29%) Test Automation
14 137 (22.13%) Amazon AWS
15 134 (21.65%) .NET
16 130 (21.00%) NoSQL
17 127 (20.52%) C#
18 125 (20.19%) Jenkins
19 121 (19.55%) RESTful
20 119 (19.22%) Scrum
21 117 (18.90%) HTML
22 115 (18.58%) CSS
22 115 (18.58%) Web Services
23 113 (18.26%) MVC
23 113 (18.26%) MongoDB
24 108 (17.45%) Maven
25 107 (17.29%) BDD
26 102 (16.48%) Greenfield Project
27 99 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
28 98 (15.83%) Continuous Integration

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 62 (10.02%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (6.79%) MQSeries
3 34 (5.49%) Confluence
4 27 (4.36%) Apache Solr
5 20 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.91%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.75%) Apache
8 14 (2.26%) Apache Spark
8 14 (2.26%) nginx
8 14 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.10%) JBoss
10 11 (1.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.29%) CMS
11 8 (1.29%) EPiServer
12 7 (1.13%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.81%) Apache Qpid
13 5 (0.81%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.65%) Liferay
14 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 137 (22.13%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.52%) Serverless
4 24 (3.88%) PaaS
5 22 (3.55%) Amazon SQS
5 22 (3.55%) GitHub
5 22 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (1.94%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.94%) Google Analytics
8 11 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 11 (1.78%) CloudFront
8 11 (1.78%) OpenShift
9 10 (1.62%) SaaS
10 8 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.29%) npm
11 6 (0.97%) Apigee
12 5 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.46%) HTTP
2 19 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.91%) SSL
4 7 (1.13%) Ethernet
4 7 (1.13%) Firewall
4 7 (1.13%) MPLS
4 7 (1.13%) Wireless
5 5 (0.81%) Internet
5 5 (0.81%) SMPP
6 2 (0.32%) Skype
6 2 (0.32%) SMTP
7 1 (0.16%) AMQP
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) ICMP
7 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (21.00%) NoSQL
2 113 (18.26%) MongoDB
3 76 (12.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 45 (7.27%) SQL Server
5 43 (6.95%) Big Data
5 43 (6.95%) Couchbase
6 41 (6.62%) Redis
7 30 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (4.36%) MySQL
9 22 (3.55%) Hadoop
10 15 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (2.42%) Neo4j
11 12 (1.94%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.81%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.81%) Riak
14 4 (0.65%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 146 (23.59%) Git (software)
2 125 (20.19%) Jenkins
3 108 (17.45%) Maven
4 52 (8.40%) JUnit
5 48 (7.75%) JIRA
6 47 (7.59%) Selenium
7 37 (5.98%) IntelliJ
8 32 (5.17%) Cucumber
9 27 (4.36%) Eclipse
10 22 (3.55%) Gradle
11 20 (3.23%) Jasmine
11 20 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 19 (3.07%) Mocha
13 17 (2.75%) Ant
13 17 (2.75%) SonarQube
14 16 (2.58%) Mercurial
15 15 (2.42%) Karma Test Runner
16 14 (2.26%) Mockito
17 12 (1.94%) Visual Studio
17 12 (1.94%) webpack
General
1 58 (9.37%) Finance
2 50 (8.08%) Games
3 16 (2.58%) Banking
4 15 (2.42%) Retail
5 11 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.78%) Marketing
5 11 (1.78%) Publishing
6 10 (1.62%) Back Office
7 9 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 428 (69.14%) Developer
2 215 (34.73%) Java Developer
3 79 (12.76%) Architect
4 51 (8.24%) .NET Developer
5 41 (6.62%) Web Developer
6 38 (6.14%) Software Engineer
7 31 (5.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 31 (5.01%) Senior Developer
8 30 (4.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 28 (4.52%) Angular Developer
9 28 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (4.36%) Applications Developer
11 25 (4.04%) Scala Developer
11 25 (4.04%) Senior Java Developer
12 24 (3.88%) Web Applications Developer
13 23 (3.72%) Lead Developer
14 22 (3.55%) Technical Architect
15 19 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.07%) Lead Java Developer
16 18 (2.91%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (39.10%) Spring
2 177 (28.59%) AngularJS
3 176 (28.43%) Spring Boot
4 165 (26.66%) REST
5 134 (21.65%) .NET
6 121 (19.55%) RESTful
7 117 (18.90%) HTML
8 115 (18.58%) CSS
8 115 (18.58%) Web Services
9 90 (14.54%) Hibernate
10 78 (12.60%) Play Framework
11 75 (12.12%) Kafka
12 70 (11.31%) Node.js
13 66 (10.66%) React
14 65 (10.50%) ASP.NET
14 65 (10.50%) Spring MVC
15 64 (10.34%) jQuery
16 63 (10.18%) .NET Core
17 58 (9.37%) JMS
18 55 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 102 (16.48%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (9.21%) User Experience
3 24 (3.88%) Fintech
4 23 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.78%) iPad
9 10 (1.62%) Life Science
10 8 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (1.29%) Smart Home
11 7 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.81%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.65%) EPoS
14 3 (0.48%) Clustering
15 2 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.32%) Replication
15 2 (0.32%) Virtual Team
16 1 (0.16%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.75%) Linux
2 42 (6.79%) Windows
3 18 (2.91%) Unix
4 13 (2.10%) Ubuntu
5 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.65%) Android
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.32%) Solaris
7 2 (0.32%) VMS
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (33.28%) TDD
3 162 (26.17%) DevOps
4 138 (22.29%) Test Automation
5 119 (19.22%) Scrum
6 113 (18.26%) MVC
7 107 (17.29%) BDD
8 98 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (12.44%) Software Engineering
10 71 (11.47%) Kanban
11 63 (10.18%) Open Source
12 56 (9.05%) SOA
13 48 (7.75%) UX Design
14 45 (7.27%) OO
15 41 (6.62%) E-Commerce
16 38 (6.14%) Web Development
17 36 (5.82%) Pair Programming
18 33 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (4.85%) Analytics
19 30 (4.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 335 (54.12%) Java
2 205 (33.12%) JavaScript
3 149 (24.07%) Java 8
4 127 (20.52%) C#
5 96 (15.51%) Scala
6 86 (13.89%) SQL
7 53 (8.56%) Go
8 45 (7.27%) Java 9
9 41 (6.62%) Python
10 37 (5.98%) TypeScript
11 20 (3.23%) Ruby
12 18 (2.91%) Groovy
13 16 (2.58%) C++
14 13 (2.10%) Haskell
15 12 (1.94%) Perl
16 10 (1.62%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.13%) PHP
18 5 (0.81%) Apple Swift
18 5 (0.81%) ES6
18 5 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (4.20%) Security Cleared
2 18 (2.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.13%) Degree
4 6 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.81%) BC Cleared
5 5 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) ISEB
6 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.82%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) GDPR
3 3 (0.48%) WCAG
4 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 204 (32.96%) Docker
2 4 (0.65%) Firmware
3 3 (0.48%) HDFS
4 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 61 (9.85%) Kubernetes
2 34 (5.49%) Puppet
3 30 (4.85%) Ansible
4 17 (2.75%) Kibana
5 16 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.26%) Grafana
6 14 (2.26%) Terraform
7 2 (0.32%) Graphite
7 2 (0.32%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.16%) Salt
8 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.14%) Google
3 31 (5.01%) Oracle
4 25 (4.04%) Adobe
5 16 (2.58%) Atlassian
6 11 (1.78%) webMethods
7 10 (1.62%) Rackspace
8 7 (1.13%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.65%) Apple
9 4 (0.65%) WSO2
10 3 (0.48%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.48%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.32%) OpenText
11 2 (0.32%) SAP
11 2 (0.32%) Sybase
11 2 (0.32%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.16%) Facebook
12 1 (0.16%) New Relic
12 1 (0.16%) Splunk
12 1 (0.16%) VMware