Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 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 West
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 92 125
Rank change year-on-year +40 +33 +76
Contract jobs citing Microservices 279 115 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.33% 2.19% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 2.66% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 88 40
South West median daily rate £520 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £372 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £600 £532
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% -

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 5,539 4,327 4,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 86.04% 82.29% 82.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,565 2,696 2,948
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £285 £256 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 176 295
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -8.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +3.37%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 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
Wiltshire +42 128 £575 +10.58% 8
Bristol -6 78 £500 +5.26% 24
Gloucestershire 0 21 £463 -0.54% 7
Devon -2 19 £425 -26.09% 5
Dorset +18 10 £513 -24.63% 12
Somerset -3 9 £400 +3.23% 6
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 West region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 165 (59.14%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (42.29%) .NET
3 103 (36.92%) Java
4 70 (25.09%) DevOps
5 68 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
6 67 (24.01%) Docker
6 67 (24.01%) Finance
7 62 (22.22%) Kubernetes
8 58 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 57 (20.43%) JavaScript
10 56 (20.07%) REST
11 55 (19.71%) C#
12 52 (18.64%) Banking
13 50 (17.92%) TDD
14 47 (16.85%) Scrum
15 44 (15.77%) Git (software)
16 43 (15.41%) Node.js
17 41 (14.70%) SQL Server
18 40 (14.34%) Jenkins
19 39 (13.98%) Spring
20 37 (13.26%) .NET Core
21 36 (12.90%) Middleware
22 35 (12.54%) SQL
23 34 (12.19%) Linux
24 33 (11.83%) Web Services
24 33 (11.83%) ASP.NET
25 31 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
25 31 (11.11%) React
25 31 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
26 28 (10.04%) Migration

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 (3.23%) JBoss
2 8 (2.87%) Confluence
3 7 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.15%) CMS
4 6 (2.15%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.43%) Apache
5 4 (1.43%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.08%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.72%) Mule
7 2 (0.72%) nginx
7 2 (0.72%) WildFly
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) InVision
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 68 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.73%) SaaS
4 15 (5.38%) Apigee
5 11 (3.94%) OpenShift
6 9 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (3.23%) Serverless
7 8 (2.87%) PaaS
8 7 (2.51%) npm
9 6 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.79%) IaaS
11 4 (1.43%) NuGet
12 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.72%) GitHub
12 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.72%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.36%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.23%) DNS
2 7 (2.51%) Firewall
2 7 (2.51%) Internet
2 7 (2.51%) VPN
3 6 (2.15%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (1.79%) HTTP
5 2 (0.72%) AMQP
5 2 (0.72%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.72%) IPv6
6 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.32%) MongoDB
3 15 (5.38%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.15%) GIS
5 6 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.79%) DB2
6 5 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.79%) MySQL
6 5 (1.79%) Redis
6 5 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.43%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.72%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (15.77%) Git (software)
2 40 (14.34%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.17%) Maven
4 19 (6.81%) JIRA
5 15 (5.38%) Cucumber
6 13 (4.66%) Selenium
7 12 (4.30%) Bitbucket
8 11 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (3.58%) JUnit
10 8 (2.87%) JMeter
11 7 (2.51%) SonarQube
11 7 (2.51%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.15%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.79%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.79%) IntelliJ
13 5 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio Code
15 3 (1.08%) Redmine
15 3 (1.08%) WebStorm
General
1 67 (24.01%) Finance
2 52 (18.64%) Banking
3 9 (3.23%) Back Office
4 7 (2.51%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.79%) Publishing
6 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) Law
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
7 2 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 147 (52.69%) Developer
2 71 (25.45%) Architect
3 51 (18.28%) Java Developer
4 43 (15.41%) .NET Developer
5 30 (10.75%) Senior Developer
6 27 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (6.45%) Digital Architect
8 16 (5.73%) Senior .NET Developer
8 16 (5.73%) Software Developer
9 13 (4.66%) AWS Developer
9 13 (4.66%) Designer
10 11 (3.94%) .NET Architect
10 11 (3.94%) .NET Software Developer
10 11 (3.94%) Analyst
10 11 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.94%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 11 (3.94%) Senior Software Developer
11 10 (3.58%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (3.23%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (42.29%) .NET
2 56 (20.07%) REST
3 43 (15.41%) Node.js
4 39 (13.98%) Spring
5 37 (13.26%) .NET Core
6 36 (12.90%) Middleware
7 33 (11.83%) ASP.NET
7 33 (11.83%) Web Services
8 31 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 31 (11.11%) React
9 28 (10.04%) .NET Framework
9 28 (10.04%) RESTful
10 26 (9.32%) Spring Boot
11 25 (8.96%) HTML
11 25 (8.96%) XML
12 24 (8.60%) CSS
13 23 (8.24%) AngularJS
14 20 (7.17%) JSON
15 18 (6.45%) SOAP
16 16 (5.73%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (6.81%) DataPower
2 18 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.23%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.51%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.43%) User Experience
9 3 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.08%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.08%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.08%) Fintech
9 3 (1.08%) iPad
9 3 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.36%) Clustering
11 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.19%) Linux
2 13 (4.66%) Windows
3 8 (2.87%) Android
3 8 (2.87%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.79%) Unix
5 2 (0.72%) VMS
6 1 (0.36%) Debian
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (59.14%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.09%) DevOps
3 50 (17.92%) TDD
4 47 (16.85%) Scrum
5 31 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (10.04%) Migration
7 27 (9.68%) MVC
7 27 (9.68%) SOA
8 25 (8.96%) BDD
9 24 (8.60%) Test Automation
10 23 (8.24%) UML
11 20 (7.17%) Mentoring
11 20 (7.17%) SOLID
12 18 (6.45%) E-Commerce
13 17 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (5.73%) OO
14 16 (5.73%) OOA/OOD
15 15 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (5.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 103 (36.92%) Java
2 57 (20.43%) JavaScript
3 55 (19.71%) C#
4 35 (12.54%) SQL
5 28 (10.04%) Python
6 24 (8.60%) Java 8
7 14 (5.02%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.51%) PHP
10 6 (2.15%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.15%) Go
11 3 (1.08%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.08%) C++
11 3 (1.08%) Ruby
11 3 (1.08%) Scala
11 3 (1.08%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.72%) C
12 2 (0.72%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.66%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.15%) Degree
4 4 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.23%) PSD2
2 5 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 67 (24.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 62 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.66%) HP ALM
3 12 (4.30%) Terraform
4 10 (3.58%) Puppet
5 9 (3.23%) Ansible
6 8 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.08%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.72%) Grafana
9 2 (0.72%) Kibana
9 2 (0.72%) logstash
9 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.36%) Consul
10 1 (0.36%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (10.04%) IBM
2 25 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.66%) HP
4 10 (3.58%) Oracle
5 6 (2.15%) Adobe
5 6 (2.15%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.79%) AppDynamics
6 5 (1.79%) Sencha
6 5 (1.79%) Splunk
7 4 (1.43%) Google
8 3 (1.08%) NetIQ
8 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.08%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.72%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 2 (0.72%) Veracode
9 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.36%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.36%) SAP
10 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.36%) Zend