Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 159 331
Rank change year-on-year +88 +172 +46
Contract jobs citing Microservices 515 223 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.08% 1.45% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 1.74% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 139 35
South East median daily rate £477 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.42% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £314
90th Percentile £588 £563 £765
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
England median hourly rate £150.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +252.94% -10.53% +18.75%

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 14,119 12,796 14,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.54% 83.12% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,320 7,405 9,188
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 507 560
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -11.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £10.62 £11.25 £11.59
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £52.53
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +56 245 £431 -9.21% 56
Surrey +60 116 £500 -2.44% 28
Oxfordshire +55 95 £444 -15.48% 22
Berkshire +38 75 £400 -20.00% 27
Buckinghamshire +3 75 £475 +18.75% 7
Hampshire +29 66 £488 +11.43% 15
West Sussex +4 59 £480 -1.54% 9
Kent - 16 £425 -
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
East Sussex +7 3 £515 - 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 359 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (62.72%) Java
3 229 (44.47%) Spring
4 192 (37.28%) TDD
5 170 (33.01%) JavaScript
6 160 (31.07%) REST
7 153 (29.71%) Spring Boot
8 148 (28.74%) Amazon AWS
9 140 (27.18%) Continuous Integration
10 130 (25.24%) Git (software)
11 127 (24.66%) AngularJS
12 123 (23.88%) Java 8
13 119 (23.11%) Test Automation
14 114 (22.14%) Scrum
15 113 (21.94%) Web Services
16 104 (20.19%) DevOps
17 103 (20.00%) .NET
18 100 (19.42%) C#
19 99 (19.22%) HTML
20 96 (18.64%) Jenkins
21 95 (18.45%) Docker
21 95 (18.45%) RESTful
22 88 (17.09%) Linux
23 80 (15.53%) CSS
24 78 (15.15%) MVC
25 77 (14.95%) Finance
26 74 (14.37%) JSON
26 74 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
27 72 (13.98%) Hibernate
28 71 (13.79%) BDD

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 41 (7.96%) Cloud Foundry
2 39 (7.57%) Apache Spark
3 35 (6.80%) Apache
4 34 (6.60%) Confluence
4 34 (6.60%) WebLogic
5 31 (6.02%) JBoss
6 20 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (2.91%) IIS
8 11 (2.14%) nginx
9 9 (1.75%) GemFire
10 8 (1.55%) Apache Solr
11 7 (1.36%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.97%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.78%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.39%) CMS
16 2 (0.39%) NetWeaver
16 2 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 148 (28.74%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (11.07%) PaaS
4 52 (10.10%) GitHub
5 40 (7.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (7.38%) IaaS
7 22 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (4.27%) SaaS
8 19 (3.69%) NuGet
9 10 (1.94%) Slack
10 9 (1.75%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.55%) Google Analytics
11 8 (1.55%) Serverless
12 7 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.36%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.36%) npm
13 6 (1.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.66%) HTTP
1 24 (4.66%) TCP/IP
2 22 (4.27%) Kerberos
3 20 (3.88%) SSL
4 12 (2.33%) Firewall
5 9 (1.75%) SMTP
6 6 (1.17%) DNS
7 4 (0.78%) AMQP
8 2 (0.39%) DHCP
8 2 (0.39%) Internet
9 1 (0.19%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.19%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.19%) FTP
9 1 (0.19%) Network Security
9 1 (0.19%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.43%) Big Data
2 54 (10.49%) SQL Server
3 43 (8.35%) MongoDB
4 36 (6.99%) NoSQL
5 26 (5.05%) Hadoop
6 21 (4.08%) HBase
7 18 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (2.91%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.33%) Parquet
10 9 (1.75%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.97%) MySQL
15 3 (0.58%) Amazon Aurora
15 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.58%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.58%) NuoDB
16 2 (0.39%) Couchbase
16 2 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 130 (25.24%) Git (software)
2 96 (18.64%) Jenkins
3 65 (12.62%) Maven
4 49 (9.51%) JIRA
5 42 (8.16%) Eclipse
6 39 (7.57%) Gradle
7 37 (7.18%) IntelliJ
7 37 (7.18%) JUnit
8 32 (6.21%) Visual Studio
9 30 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (5.05%) TeamCity
11 23 (4.47%) Selenium
12 21 (4.08%) Cucumber
13 18 (3.50%) gulp
14 16 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (2.14%) Grunt
17 10 (1.94%) Gatling
18 9 (1.75%) Bitbucket
18 9 (1.75%) Mercurial
General
1 77 (14.95%) Finance
2 42 (8.16%) Banking
3 8 (1.55%) Retail
4 7 (1.36%) Retail Banking
5 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Advertising
8 1 (0.19%) Billing
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Games
8 1 (0.19%) Law
8 1 (0.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 357 (69.32%) Developer
2 195 (37.86%) Java Developer
3 65 (12.62%) Architect
4 46 (8.93%) Web Developer
5 42 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 35 (6.80%) Lead Developer
6 35 (6.80%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (6.41%) Lead Java Developer
8 29 (5.63%) .NET Developer
9 25 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (4.47%) Apache Spark Developer
11 21 (4.08%) AWS Architect
11 21 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
12 20 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
12 20 (3.88%) Scala Developer
13 18 (3.50%) Java Engineer
14 16 (3.11%) Agile Developer
14 16 (3.11%) Angular Developer
15 14 (2.72%) Cloud Developer
15 14 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (44.47%) Spring
2 160 (31.07%) REST
3 153 (29.71%) Spring Boot
4 127 (24.66%) AngularJS
5 113 (21.94%) Web Services
6 103 (20.00%) .NET
7 99 (19.22%) HTML
8 95 (18.45%) RESTful
9 80 (15.53%) CSS
10 74 (14.37%) JSON
11 72 (13.98%) Hibernate
12 61 (11.84%) XML
13 55 (10.68%) Kafka
14 54 (10.49%) SOAP
15 53 (10.29%) jQuery
16 52 (10.10%) RabbitMQ
17 49 (9.51%) React
18 45 (8.74%) .NET Core
18 45 (8.74%) ASP.NET
19 43 (8.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.20%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (6.60%) User Experience
3 23 (4.47%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 15 (2.91%) iPad
6 14 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.55%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.17%) Blog
10 6 (1.17%) CMDB
11 5 (0.97%) Fintech
12 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.39%) Life Science
12 2 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.39%) TM Forum
13 1 (0.19%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 88 (17.09%) Linux
2 59 (11.46%) Windows
3 43 (8.35%) Unix
4 8 (1.55%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.17%) Android
7 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.39%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (37.28%) TDD
3 140 (27.18%) Continuous Integration
4 119 (23.11%) Test Automation
5 114 (22.14%) Scrum
6 104 (20.19%) DevOps
7 78 (15.15%) MVC
8 71 (13.79%) BDD
9 70 (13.59%) Software Engineering
10 63 (12.23%) SOA
11 58 (11.26%) Open Source
12 54 (10.49%) SDLC
13 50 (9.71%) Web Development
14 47 (9.13%) Kanban
15 45 (8.74%) E-Commerce
16 40 (7.77%) Front End Development
17 39 (7.57%) OO
18 35 (6.80%) Continuous Delivery
19 34 (6.60%) Pair Programming
20 30 (5.83%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 323 (62.72%) Java
2 170 (33.01%) JavaScript
3 123 (23.88%) Java 8
4 100 (19.42%) C#
5 60 (11.65%) SQL
6 43 (8.35%) Scala
7 31 (6.02%) Go
8 30 (5.83%) Shell Script
9 21 (4.08%) C++
10 19 (3.69%) Python
11 17 (3.30%) TypeScript
12 15 (2.91%) Groovy
13 12 (2.33%) CQL
13 12 (2.33%) PHP
14 11 (2.14%) Ruby
15 9 (1.75%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.55%) Perl
16 8 (1.55%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.36%) Haskell
18 5 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (8.74%) Degree
2 13 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.97%) BC Cleared
3 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.78%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) OCA
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.39%) SAFe Agilist
6 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.80%) QA
2 12 (2.33%) GDPR
3 11 (2.14%) ISO 9001
3 11 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.55%) GCP
5 4 (0.78%) HIPAA
5 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.78%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 95 (18.45%) Docker
2 43 (8.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 21 (4.08%) HDFS
4 19 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (6.60%) Hadoop YARN
2 32 (6.21%) Puppet
3 21 (4.08%) Kubernetes
4 19 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.33%) Ansible
5 12 (2.33%) Opsview
5 12 (2.33%) Terraform
6 10 (1.94%) Kibana
7 9 (1.75%) Grafana
8 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.39%) Salt
11 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 45 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.54%) Google
3 26 (5.05%) Hortonworks
4 19 (3.69%) VMware
5 17 (3.30%) Oracle
6 14 (2.72%) New Relic
7 13 (2.52%) Atlassian
8 12 (2.33%) webMethods
9 10 (1.94%) Adobe
9 10 (1.94%) PagerDuty
10 5 (0.97%) IBM
11 4 (0.78%) HP
11 4 (0.78%) SAP
12 3 (0.58%) Axway
12 3 (0.58%) hybris
13 2 (0.39%) ATG
13 2 (0.39%) Demandware
14 1 (0.19%) Mercator
14 1 (0.19%) Pega
14 1 (0.19%) Red Hat