Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 62 74
Rank change year-on-year -25 +12 +74
Contract jobs citing Microservices 154 519 514
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.27% 3.57% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 4.08% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 397 328
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £380 £373 £375
90th Percentile £625 £638 £588
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £58.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.48% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year - -76.67% +252.94%

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 5,713 12,723 14,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.03% 87.54% 85.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,341 7,619 8,426
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £613 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 469 464
Median hourly rate £24.65 £31.35 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +27.13% +23.28%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in the South East

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the South East over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the South East

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the South East.

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 5 June 2020. 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 -23 64 £500 +5.26% 32
Hampshire -11 51 £469 +4.17% 27
Berkshire +3 39 £500 +11.11% 18
Surrey +39 21 £488 +2.09% 19
Buckinghamshire -16 18 £375 -29.41% 6
West Sussex -14 12 £383 -22.63% 12
Oxfordshire +2 7 £525 +16.67% 8
Kent +12 4 £675 +6.30% 14
Middlesex +13 1 - -
East Sussex +12 1 £700 +40.00% 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 102 (66.23%) Java
2 67 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (33.77%) Spring
4 43 (27.92%) DevOps
5 42 (27.27%) Azure
6 41 (26.62%) AWS
7 40 (25.97%) RESTful
8 36 (23.38%) Spring Boot
9 35 (22.73%) TDD
10 34 (22.08%) JavaScript
11 32 (20.78%) Scrum
11 32 (20.78%) Java 8
12 30 (19.48%) C#
13 28 (18.18%) Kubernetes
13 28 (18.18%) Docker
14 27 (17.53%) AngularJS
14 27 (17.53%) SQL
14 27 (17.53%) .NET
15 22 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 21 (13.64%) Git (software)
16 21 (13.64%) Web Services
17 20 (12.99%) Python
17 20 (12.99%) Node.js
17 20 (12.99%) REST
18 18 (11.69%) Jenkins
18 18 (11.69%) Serverless
19 17 (11.04%) SC Cleared
20 16 (10.39%) Migration
20 16 (10.39%) 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 9 (5.84%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.25%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.25%) Confluence
3 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.95%) Apache
4 3 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.95%) CMS
4 3 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.30%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.30%) Drupal
5 2 (1.30%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.30%) WordPress
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (27.27%) Azure
2 41 (26.62%) AWS
3 18 (11.69%) Serverless
4 12 (7.79%) OpenShift
5 10 (6.49%) Amazon S3
6 9 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (5.84%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (5.84%) SaaS
7 6 (3.90%) GCP
8 5 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (3.25%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (3.25%) Logic Apps
8 5 (3.25%) PaaS
9 4 (2.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (2.60%) Apigee
9 4 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (2.60%) CloudFront
9 4 (2.60%) GitHub
10 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.55%) Firewall
2 6 (3.90%) Kerberos
3 4 (2.60%) DNS
3 4 (2.60%) HTTP
3 4 (2.60%) Internet
3 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.95%) LAN
4 3 (1.95%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (1.95%) SNMP
4 3 (1.95%) VLAN
5 2 (1.30%) BGP
5 2 (1.30%) DHCP
5 2 (1.30%) FTP
5 2 (1.30%) Network Security
5 2 (1.30%) VPN
5 2 (1.30%) WAN
6 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.65%) SSH
6 1 (0.65%) SSL
6 1 (0.65%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) Big Data
3 7 (4.55%) SAP HANA
4 6 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (3.25%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.60%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (2.60%) Blockchain
6 4 (2.60%) Data Lake
6 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.95%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.95%) MySQL
7 3 (1.95%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.30%) GIS
8 2 (1.30%) HBase
Development Applications
1 21 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.69%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.79%) Selenium
4 10 (6.49%) JIRA
5 9 (5.84%) SoapUI
6 8 (5.19%) JMeter
7 7 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.55%) Maven
8 6 (3.90%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.90%) JUnit
9 4 (2.60%) GitLab
9 4 (2.60%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.95%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.95%) Gradle
10 3 (1.95%) Subversion
10 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.30%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.30%) Mocha
11 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (7.79%) Finance
2 5 (3.25%) Banking
3 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.95%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (54.55%) Developer
2 47 (30.52%) Java Developer
3 20 (12.99%) Architect
4 12 (7.79%) Senior Developer
5 11 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 11 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (6.49%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.55%) Consultant
8 7 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Angular Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Azure Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Tester
11 4 (2.60%) Data Engineer
11 4 (2.60%) Digital Architect
11 4 (2.60%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (33.77%) Spring
2 40 (25.97%) RESTful
3 36 (23.38%) Spring Boot
4 27 (17.53%) .NET
4 27 (17.53%) AngularJS
5 21 (13.64%) Web Services
6 20 (12.99%) Node.js
6 20 (12.99%) REST
7 15 (9.74%) Middleware
8 14 (9.09%) SOAP
9 13 (8.44%) XML
10 12 (7.79%) Hibernate
10 12 (7.79%) OAuth
11 11 (7.14%) OpenID
12 10 (6.49%) J2EE
12 10 (6.49%) JSON
13 9 (5.84%) .NET Core
13 9 (5.84%) HTML
13 9 (5.84%) React
14 8 (5.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.90%) N-Tier
1 6 (3.90%) PKI
1 6 (3.90%) Public Cloud
2 4 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.30%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.30%) User Experience
5 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.65%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.65%) FMCG
5 1 (0.65%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (0.65%) Replication
5 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.39%) Linux
2 10 (6.49%) Windows
3 8 (5.19%) Unix
4 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.95%) CentOS
6 3 (1.95%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.30%) Android
7 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.30%) Solaris
7 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.92%) DevOps
3 35 (22.73%) TDD
4 32 (20.78%) Scrum
5 22 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (10.39%) Migration
7 15 (9.74%) Test Automation
8 14 (9.09%) API Development
8 14 (9.09%) BDD
9 13 (8.44%) Software Engineering
10 11 (7.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 10 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (6.49%) MVC
11 10 (6.49%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.84%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (5.84%) DevSecOps
12 9 (5.84%) Kanban
12 9 (5.84%) Performance Testing
12 9 (5.84%) Test Scripting
13 8 (5.19%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 102 (66.23%) Java
2 34 (22.08%) JavaScript
3 32 (20.78%) Java 8
4 30 (19.48%) C#
5 27 (17.53%) SQL
6 20 (12.99%) Python
7 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.90%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.25%) C++
10 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.95%) Go
11 3 (1.95%) Groovy
11 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.95%) Solidity
12 2 (1.30%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.30%) ES6
12 2 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.30%) PHP
12 2 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) Degree
4 5 (3.25%) ISEB
4 5 (3.25%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.95%) SANS
7 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CCDA
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.65%) OCP
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.65%) PhD
8 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) GDPR
1 3 (1.95%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) HL7
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (18.18%) Docker
2 5 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.25%) HDFS
3 4 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) GFS2
5 1 (0.65%) NDS
5 1 (0.65%) Samba
5 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 15 (9.74%) Ansible
2 15 (9.74%) Terraform
3 6 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.25%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (3.25%) Grafana
4 5 (3.25%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.95%) Packer
5 3 (1.95%) Puppet
5 3 (1.95%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.30%) Istio
6 2 (1.30%) Kibana
7 1 (0.65%) Nessus
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.65%) SELinux
7 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (7.14%) SAP
2 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.49%) Red Hat
3 9 (5.84%) Oracle
4 7 (4.55%) Databricks
5 6 (3.90%) Centrify
5 6 (3.90%) CyberArk
5 6 (3.90%) ForgeRock
5 6 (3.90%) Google
5 6 (3.90%) IBM
5 6 (3.90%) NetIQ
5 6 (3.90%) Okta
5 6 (3.90%) Splunk
6 4 (2.60%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.60%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.60%) VMware
6 4 (2.60%) WSO2
7 3 (1.95%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.95%) StreamSets
7 3 (1.95%) webMethods