Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 93 251
Rank change year-on-year +29 +158 +124
Contract jobs citing Microservices 588 385 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.53% 2.39% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 2.84% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 249 69
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £375 £363 £345
90th Percentile £588 £575 £710
England median daily rate £513 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% +18.75%
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 14,269 13,541 15,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.60% 84.18% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,511 7,857 9,324
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 494 562
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +29 281 £450 -10.00% 70
Surrey +32 140 £500 +8.11% 15
Oxfordshire +53 111 £450 -14.29% 21
Berkshire +36 100 £435 -17.14% 41
Hampshire +21 91 £513 +36.67% 25
Buckinghamshire -17 70 £488 +2.63% 8
West Sussex -3 58 £459 -3.42% 6
East Sussex +5 9 £388 - 10
M4 Corridor - 6 - -
Kent +11 1 - - 3
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 396 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (56.46%) Java
3 233 (39.63%) Spring
4 232 (39.46%) TDD
5 219 (37.24%) JavaScript
6 171 (29.08%) Amazon AWS
7 167 (28.40%) Spring Boot
8 164 (27.89%) REST
9 158 (26.87%) AngularJS
10 156 (26.53%) Docker
11 141 (23.98%) Test Automation
12 139 (23.64%) Java 8
13 135 (22.96%) C#
14 130 (22.11%) .NET
14 130 (22.11%) Scrum
14 130 (22.11%) Git (software)
15 125 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
15 125 (21.26%) Jenkins
16 121 (20.58%) RESTful
16 121 (20.58%) HTML
17 117 (19.90%) DevOps
18 110 (18.71%) Web Services
19 101 (17.18%) Greenfield Project
20 99 (16.84%) CSS
21 95 (16.16%) MVC
22 92 (15.65%) Maven
23 89 (15.14%) NoSQL
24 87 (14.80%) MongoDB
24 87 (14.80%) BDD
25 86 (14.63%) Linux

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 38 (6.46%) Cloud Foundry
2 32 (5.44%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (4.93%) Apache
4 25 (4.25%) JBoss
5 24 (4.08%) MQSeries
6 21 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 21 (3.57%) WebLogic
7 19 (3.23%) Apache Spark
7 19 (3.23%) Confluence
8 16 (2.72%) nginx
9 11 (1.87%) Apache Solr
9 11 (1.87%) GemFire
9 11 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.70%) EPiServer
10 10 (1.70%) NServiceBus
11 8 (1.36%) CMS
12 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.68%) IIS
14 3 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 171 (29.08%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (6.63%) GitHub
4 37 (6.29%) PaaS
5 33 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (3.74%) SaaS
7 17 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (2.72%) IaaS
8 16 (2.72%) OpenShift
9 14 (2.38%) Google Analytics
9 14 (2.38%) Serverless
10 10 (1.70%) Slack
11 6 (1.02%) npm
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.51%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.51%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.61%) HTTP
2 19 (3.23%) SSL
3 16 (2.72%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.53%) Firewall
4 9 (1.53%) Kerberos
5 7 (1.19%) Ethernet
5 7 (1.19%) MPLS
5 7 (1.19%) Wireless
6 6 (1.02%) Internet
7 4 (0.68%) SMTP
8 3 (0.51%) DNS
9 1 (0.17%) AMQP
9 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (15.14%) NoSQL
2 87 (14.80%) MongoDB
3 48 (8.16%) Big Data
4 46 (7.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 46 (7.82%) SQL Server
5 30 (5.10%) Hadoop
6 26 (4.42%) Couchbase
7 23 (3.91%) Redis
8 17 (2.89%) HBase
9 14 (2.38%) MySQL
10 13 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (2.04%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.87%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.87%) Neo4j
13 7 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.02%) Parquet
15 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.85%) Riak
16 4 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 130 (22.11%) Git (software)
2 125 (21.26%) Jenkins
3 92 (15.65%) Maven
4 38 (6.46%) JUnit
5 37 (6.29%) JIRA
6 33 (5.61%) IntelliJ
7 31 (5.27%) Cucumber
7 31 (5.27%) Selenium
8 29 (4.93%) Gradle
9 28 (4.76%) Eclipse
10 19 (3.23%) TeamCity
11 17 (2.89%) Ant
11 17 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (2.38%) Visual Studio
14 13 (2.21%) Gatling
15 12 (2.04%) gulp
16 11 (1.87%) Jasmine
16 11 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
17 9 (1.53%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 66 (11.22%) Finance
2 33 (5.61%) Banking
3 27 (4.59%) Games
4 9 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.36%) Back Office
6 7 (1.19%) Marketing
6 7 (1.19%) Retail
7 4 (0.68%) Publishing
8 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Automotive
9 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.17%) Front Office
9 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 410 (69.73%) Developer
2 197 (33.50%) Java Developer
3 89 (15.14%) Architect
4 58 (9.86%) Web Developer
5 45 (7.65%) .NET Developer
6 40 (6.80%) Lead Developer
7 38 (6.46%) Lead Java Developer
8 32 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (4.59%) Angular Developer
9 27 (4.59%) Applications Developer
10 26 (4.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 26 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
11 24 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 24 (4.08%) Web Applications Developer
12 23 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
13 22 (3.74%) Technical Architect
14 21 (3.57%) Scala Developer
15 20 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (3.06%) AWS Architect
16 18 (3.06%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (39.63%) Spring
2 167 (28.40%) Spring Boot
3 164 (27.89%) REST
4 158 (26.87%) AngularJS
5 130 (22.11%) .NET
6 121 (20.58%) HTML
6 121 (20.58%) RESTful
7 110 (18.71%) Web Services
8 99 (16.84%) CSS
9 86 (14.63%) Hibernate
10 74 (12.59%) jQuery
11 69 (11.73%) ASP.NET
12 67 (11.39%) JSON
13 63 (10.71%) Kafka
13 63 (10.71%) XML
14 61 (10.37%) React
15 60 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 59 (10.03%) Node.js
17 55 (9.35%) RabbitMQ
18 52 (8.84%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 101 (17.18%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (9.01%) User Experience
3 17 (2.89%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (2.89%) Virtual Team
4 16 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.55%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.70%) iPad
7 9 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.53%) Fintech
8 8 (1.36%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.02%) CMDB
11 4 (0.68%) Clustering
12 3 (0.51%) Life Science
13 2 (0.34%) Blog
14 1 (0.17%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.63%) Linux
2 59 (10.03%) Windows
3 36 (6.12%) Unix
4 12 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 8 (1.36%) Android
6 2 (0.34%) DC/OS
6 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.17%) VMS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (39.46%) TDD
3 141 (23.98%) Test Automation
4 130 (22.11%) Scrum
5 125 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
6 117 (19.90%) DevOps
7 95 (16.16%) MVC
8 87 (14.80%) BDD
9 74 (12.59%) Open Source
10 60 (10.20%) Kanban
11 59 (10.03%) SOA
11 59 (10.03%) Software Engineering
12 55 (9.35%) OO
13 52 (8.84%) Web Development
14 50 (8.50%) E-Commerce
15 45 (7.65%) UX Design
16 36 (6.12%) SDLC
17 33 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (5.44%) Project Management
19 31 (5.27%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 332 (56.46%) Java
2 219 (37.24%) JavaScript
3 139 (23.64%) Java 8
4 135 (22.96%) C#
5 70 (11.90%) Scala
5 70 (11.90%) SQL
6 50 (8.50%) Go
7 30 (5.10%) Python
8 27 (4.59%) Java 9
8 27 (4.59%) TypeScript
9 25 (4.25%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.89%) Groovy
10 17 (2.89%) Ruby
11 14 (2.38%) Haskell
12 13 (2.21%) Perl
12 13 (2.21%) PHP
13 11 (1.87%) C++
14 8 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.02%) ES6
16 5 (0.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 27 (4.59%) Degree
2 20 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.70%) BC Cleared
3 10 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.85%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.34%) OCA
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.34%) SAFe Agilist
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB
8 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.74%) QA
2 13 (2.21%) GDPR
3 9 (1.53%) GCP
4 6 (1.02%) HIPAA
4 6 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 156 (26.53%) Docker
2 26 (4.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (2.89%) HDFS
4 3 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (5.44%) Kubernetes
2 30 (5.10%) Puppet
3 24 (4.08%) Ansible
4 16 (2.72%) Terraform
5 15 (2.55%) Hadoop YARN
5 15 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.38%) Kibana
7 12 (2.04%) Grafana
8 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.34%) logstash
9 2 (0.34%) Opsview
10 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (7.82%) Google
2 42 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.74%) Oracle
4 17 (2.89%) Adobe
5 14 (2.38%) Hortonworks
6 13 (2.21%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.87%) New Relic
7 11 (1.87%) webMethods
8 10 (1.70%) PagerDuty
9 7 (1.19%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.02%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.68%) Apple
11 4 (0.68%) HP
12 3 (0.51%) Axway
12 3 (0.51%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.51%) WSO2
13 2 (0.34%) Demandware
13 2 (0.34%) hybris
13 2 (0.34%) Sybase
13 2 (0.34%) Xamarin