Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 12 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 West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 109 147
Rank change year-on-year +50 +38 +63
Contract jobs citing Microservices 232 97 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.72% 1.75% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 2.09% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 78 49
South West median daily rate £500 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £360
90th Percentile £638 £600 £508
England median daily rate £525 £501 £475
% change year-on-year +4.90% +5.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £43.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year +31.43% -20.45% -

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,358 4,632 4,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.92% 83.50% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,369 2,921 3,180
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £253 £237
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 195 271
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the South West

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in the South West

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in the South West over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in the South West

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 12 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
Bristol +20 85 £450 -5.26% 35
Wiltshire +37 84 £538 +30.30% 13
Gloucestershire 0 18 £463 -0.54% 9
Devon -4 18 £425 -26.09% 3
Dorset +8 10 £625 +56.25% 10
Somerset -3 8 £400 +7.74% 6
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 12 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 West region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 152 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (41.38%) .NET
3 83 (35.78%) Java
4 68 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
5 64 (27.59%) DevOps
6 63 (27.16%) Docker
6 63 (27.16%) Kubernetes
6 63 (27.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 60 (25.86%) C#
8 56 (24.14%) Finance
9 50 (21.55%) JavaScript
9 50 (21.55%) SQL Server
10 48 (20.69%) Git (software)
11 42 (18.10%) SQL
12 38 (16.38%) TDD
12 38 (16.38%) Spring
12 38 (16.38%) Jenkins
13 37 (15.95%) REST
14 36 (15.52%) Node.js
14 36 (15.52%) Scrum
15 34 (14.66%) ASP.NET
16 33 (14.22%) MVC
17 32 (13.79%) .NET Framework
18 31 (13.36%) Test Automation
18 31 (13.36%) Migration
19 30 (12.93%) Linux
19 30 (12.93%) React
20 28 (12.07%) .NET Core
21 27 (11.64%) JIRA
22 26 (11.21%) Web Services

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (3.88%) Confluence
1 9 (3.88%) JBoss
2 5 (2.16%) CMS
2 5 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.29%) EPiServer
3 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.86%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.86%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.86%) Mule
4 2 (0.86%) WildFly
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 68 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (27.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.47%) Apigee
4 12 (5.17%) npm
4 12 (5.17%) SaaS
5 10 (4.31%) NuGet
6 9 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (3.88%) OpenShift
7 7 (3.02%) Serverless
8 6 (2.59%) IaaS
8 6 (2.59%) PaaS
9 5 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.29%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.86%) GitHub
12 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.43%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.31%) HTTP
2 9 (3.88%) DNS
3 7 (3.02%) Firewall
3 7 (3.02%) VPN
4 3 (1.29%) Internet
5 2 (0.86%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.86%) IPv6
5 2 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.55%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.33%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.31%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.16%) DB2
6 4 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.72%) GIS
6 4 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.29%) MySQL
7 3 (1.29%) Redis
8 2 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.43%) Big Data
9 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 48 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 38 (16.38%) Jenkins
3 27 (11.64%) JIRA
4 20 (8.62%) Maven
5 16 (6.90%) Bitbucket
6 13 (5.60%) Selenium
7 12 (5.17%) Cucumber
8 10 (4.31%) JUnit
8 10 (4.31%) TeamCity
9 8 (3.45%) JMeter
9 8 (3.45%) SonarQube
9 8 (3.45%) XMLUnit
10 7 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (3.02%) Moq
10 7 (3.02%) SpecFlow
10 7 (3.02%) xUnit.net
11 6 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (1.72%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (24.14%) Finance
2 23 (9.91%) Banking
3 10 (4.31%) Back Office
4 5 (2.16%) Publishing
4 5 (2.16%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.72%) Retail
5 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 124 (53.45%) Developer
2 64 (27.59%) Architect
3 44 (18.97%) Java Developer
4 38 (16.38%) .NET Developer
5 27 (11.64%) Senior Developer
6 23 (9.91%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (8.62%) Software Developer
8 15 (6.47%) .NET Software Developer
8 15 (6.47%) Senior .NET Developer
9 13 (5.60%) AWS Developer
9 13 (5.60%) Digital Architect
9 13 (5.60%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 13 (5.60%) Senior Software Developer
10 10 (4.31%) Analyst
10 10 (4.31%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.88%) Lead Developer
11 9 (3.88%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.45%) .NET Architect
13 7 (3.02%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (41.38%) .NET
2 38 (16.38%) Spring
3 37 (15.95%) REST
4 36 (15.52%) Node.js
5 34 (14.66%) ASP.NET
6 32 (13.79%) .NET Framework
7 30 (12.93%) React
8 28 (12.07%) .NET Core
9 26 (11.21%) Web Services
10 25 (10.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 24 (10.34%) AngularJS
11 24 (10.34%) HTML
12 23 (9.91%) RESTful
12 23 (9.91%) Spring Boot
13 22 (9.48%) XML
14 21 (9.05%) Middleware
15 20 (8.62%) CSS
16 19 (8.19%) JSON
17 17 (7.33%) Hibernate
18 16 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.19%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.76%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (4.31%) DataPower
6 9 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.02%) User Experience
8 6 (2.59%) Fintech
9 5 (2.16%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.29%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.29%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.43%) CESG
11 1 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.43%) NHS
11 1 (0.43%) Robotics
11 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.93%) Linux
2 11 (4.74%) Windows
3 8 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.16%) Unix
5 2 (0.86%) VMS
6 1 (0.43%) Android
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Debian
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.59%) DevOps
3 38 (16.38%) TDD
4 36 (15.52%) Scrum
5 33 (14.22%) MVC
6 31 (13.36%) Migration
6 31 (13.36%) Test Automation
7 26 (11.21%) SOLID
8 24 (10.34%) BDD
9 23 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (8.19%) Mentoring
10 19 (8.19%) SOA
11 18 (7.76%) E-Commerce
12 17 (7.33%) Software Engineering
12 17 (7.33%) UML
13 16 (6.90%) OO
14 15 (6.47%) Configuration Management
14 15 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (5.60%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 83 (35.78%) Java
2 60 (25.86%) C#
3 50 (21.55%) JavaScript
4 42 (18.10%) SQL
5 22 (9.48%) Python
6 20 (8.62%) Java 8
7 14 (6.03%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.72%) PHP
11 3 (1.29%) F#
11 3 (1.29%) Go
11 3 (1.29%) Scala
11 3 (1.29%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.86%) Dart
12 2 (0.86%) JPQL
12 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.43%) ES6
13 1 (0.43%) Ruby
13 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.72%) Degree
4 3 (1.29%) ISEB
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) PSD2
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 63 (27.16%) Docker
2 4 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 63 (27.16%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.17%) Terraform
3 10 (4.31%) Ansible
4 9 (3.88%) Puppet
5 5 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.72%) HP ALM
6 4 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.29%) Grafana
7 3 (1.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.86%) Kibana
8 2 (0.86%) logstash
8 2 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.19%) IBM
3 16 (6.90%) Oracle
4 8 (3.45%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.59%) AppDynamics
5 6 (2.59%) Splunk
6 4 (1.72%) Google
6 4 (1.72%) HP
7 3 (1.29%) NetIQ
7 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.29%) Veracode
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe
8 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.43%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Sencha
8 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.43%) Zend