Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 62 89
Rank change year-on-year -21 +27 +149
Contract jobs citing Microservices 402 602 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.80% 3.64% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 4.21% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 442 262
South East median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -
10th Percentile £381 £375 £363
90th Percentile £644 £588 £574
England median daily rate £535 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.39% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
South East median hourly rate £52.50 - £42.50
10th Percentile £51.25 - £41.25
90th Percentile £53.75 - £46.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -39.13% +35.29% -17.07%

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 12,447 14,305 13,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.80% 86.49% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,411 8,580 8,236
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.87% +5.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £279 £258
90th Percentile £610 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 523 469
South East median hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.38% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £65.50 £51.00 £50.03
England median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +17.39% -8.71% -

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 -22 182 £513 +13.89% 49
Hampshire -4 102 £478 -6.83% 34
Berkshire -14 91 £519 +15.28% 21
Buckinghamshire +23 63 £531 +6.25% 14
Surrey -26 54 £525 +5.00% 15
West Sussex -7 34 £425 -12.37% 6
Oxfordshire -24 29 £450 - 14
East Sussex +1 17 £480 +23.87% 3
Kent - 12 £525 - 13
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 213 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (39.05%) Java
3 146 (36.32%) Docker
4 142 (35.32%) Azure
5 125 (31.09%) DevOps
6 123 (30.60%) .NET
7 118 (29.35%) AWS
8 110 (27.36%) JavaScript
9 107 (26.62%) C#
10 103 (25.62%) Spring
11 101 (25.12%) Kubernetes
12 92 (22.89%) TDD
13 85 (21.14%) RESTful
14 84 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
15 77 (19.15%) .NET Core
16 75 (18.66%) REST
16 75 (18.66%) SQL
17 74 (18.41%) Jenkins
18 72 (17.91%) Finance
19 67 (16.67%) Scrum
20 63 (15.67%) AngularJS
20 63 (15.67%) Test Automation
21 58 (14.43%) Git (software)
22 54 (13.43%) HTML
22 54 (13.43%) CSS
22 54 (13.43%) JSON
22 54 (13.43%) Spring Boot
23 52 (12.94%) Java 8
24 50 (12.44%) BDD
24 50 (12.44%) Web Services

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 31 (7.71%) Apache
2 21 (5.22%) Confluence
3 18 (4.48%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.49%) GeoServer
4 10 (2.49%) JBoss
4 10 (2.49%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.74%) nginx
5 7 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.49%) CMS
7 5 (1.24%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.00%) Liferay
8 4 (1.00%) Mule
8 4 (1.00%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.75%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.75%) IIS
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (35.32%) Azure
2 118 (29.35%) AWS
3 31 (7.71%) Serverless
4 30 (7.46%) OpenShift
5 28 (6.97%) GCP
6 26 (6.47%) PaaS
7 23 (5.72%) SaaS
8 20 (4.98%) Azure Functions
9 18 (4.48%) GitHub
10 10 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (2.24%) Apigee
11 9 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (2.24%) IaaS
12 7 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.74%) Google Analytics
12 7 (1.74%) npm
13 6 (1.49%) Amazon S3
14 4 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (1.00%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.98%) SSL
2 12 (2.99%) HTTP
2 12 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.75%) DNS
3 3 (0.75%) Firewall
3 3 (0.75%) FTP
3 3 (0.75%) NAS
4 2 (0.50%) Internet
4 2 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.25%) DHCP
5 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.25%) SMPP
5 1 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.95%) MongoDB
3 30 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 26 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (4.98%) Cosmos DB
6 15 (3.73%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.23%) MySQL
8 10 (2.49%) GIS
9 9 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.49%) Big Data
12 4 (1.00%) Power BI
13 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.75%) NuoDB
13 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.50%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.50%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.50%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 74 (18.41%) Jenkins
2 58 (14.43%) Git (software)
3 34 (8.46%) JIRA
4 30 (7.46%) JUnit
5 23 (5.72%) Maven
6 22 (5.47%) Cucumber
6 22 (5.47%) Eclipse
6 22 (5.47%) IntelliJ
6 22 (5.47%) Selenium
7 17 (4.23%) Bitbucket
8 13 (3.23%) gulp
8 13 (3.23%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.99%) JMeter
9 12 (2.99%) Mockito
10 11 (2.74%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (2.49%) Gatling
11 10 (2.49%) Grunt
12 9 (2.24%) NUnit
13 8 (1.99%) Moq
14 7 (1.74%) Sublime Text
General
1 72 (17.91%) Finance
2 30 (7.46%) Banking
2 30 (7.46%) Retail
3 8 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.49%) Automotive
5 5 (1.24%) Legal
5 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.00%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.75%) Law
7 3 (0.75%) Publishing
8 2 (0.50%) Police
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 227 (56.47%) Developer
2 86 (21.39%) Java Developer
3 56 (13.93%) Architect
4 44 (10.95%) .NET Developer
5 36 (8.96%) Full Stack Developer
6 32 (7.96%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (6.97%) Senior Developer
8 25 (6.22%) C# Developer
9 23 (5.72%) Azure Developer
10 19 (4.73%) Software Engineer
11 18 (4.48%) Software Developer
12 17 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
13 16 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (3.48%) Analyst
14 14 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
14 14 (3.48%) React Developer
15 13 (3.23%) Consultant
15 13 (3.23%) DevSecOps Engineer
15 13 (3.23%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (30.60%) .NET
2 103 (25.62%) Spring
3 85 (21.14%) RESTful
4 77 (19.15%) .NET Core
5 75 (18.66%) REST
6 63 (15.67%) AngularJS
7 54 (13.43%) CSS
7 54 (13.43%) HTML
7 54 (13.43%) JSON
7 54 (13.43%) Spring Boot
8 50 (12.44%) Web Services
9 44 (10.95%) XML
10 40 (9.95%) .NET Framework
10 40 (9.95%) React
11 37 (9.20%) Node.js
12 35 (8.71%) ASP.NET
12 35 (8.71%) J2EE
12 35 (8.71%) SOAP
13 32 (7.96%) HTML5
14 30 (7.46%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.22%) User Experience
3 14 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.24%) Cloud Native
6 8 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.24%) Equities
7 5 (1.24%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.75%) Clustering
9 3 (0.75%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.75%) iPad
9 3 (0.75%) Life Science
9 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.20%) Linux
2 21 (5.22%) Unix
3 20 (4.98%) Windows
4 7 (1.74%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (31.09%) DevOps
3 92 (22.89%) TDD
4 84 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (16.67%) Scrum
6 63 (15.67%) Test Automation
7 50 (12.44%) BDD
8 45 (11.19%) SOA
8 45 (11.19%) Software Engineering
9 34 (8.46%) E-Commerce
10 33 (8.21%) MVC
11 32 (7.96%) Configuration Management
12 29 (7.21%) Computer Science
13 28 (6.97%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (5.72%) Open Source
17 22 (5.47%) TOGAF
18 21 (5.22%) Mathematics
18 21 (5.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 157 (39.05%) Java
2 110 (27.36%) JavaScript
3 107 (26.62%) C#
4 75 (18.66%) SQL
5 52 (12.94%) Java 8
6 35 (8.71%) Python
7 15 (3.73%) TypeScript
8 12 (2.99%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.49%) Scala
10 9 (2.24%) Go
11 8 (1.99%) Ruby
11 8 (1.99%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.74%) ES6
12 7 (1.74%) Groovy
12 7 (1.74%) Haskell
12 7 (1.74%) Perl
13 5 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.75%) C++
15 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (4.73%) Degree
2 17 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.24%) CISSP
6 3 (0.75%) RHCSA
6 3 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.50%) CISMP
8 1 (0.25%) CISM
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.00%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (36.32%) Docker
2 16 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.25%) vCloud
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 101 (25.12%) Kubernetes
2 42 (10.45%) Ansible
3 33 (8.21%) Puppet
4 26 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.48%) Terraform
6 10 (2.49%) Grafana
7 7 (1.74%) Kibana
8 5 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.75%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.50%) Graphite
10 2 (0.50%) Istio
11 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.25%) Salt
11 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.47%) Google
3 25 (6.22%) Oracle
4 21 (5.22%) IBM
5 16 (3.98%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.49%) Adobe
6 10 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.99%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.74%) MuleSoft
8 7 (1.74%) webMethods
9 6 (1.49%) DevExpress
10 5 (1.24%) VMware
11 3 (0.75%) BEA
11 3 (0.75%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (0.75%) Splunk
12 1 (0.25%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 1 (0.25%) Dell
12 1 (0.25%) HP
12 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.25%) Talend