Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 112 154
Rank change year-on-year +46 +42 +58
Contract jobs citing Microservices 188 91 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.25% 1.67% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 2.00% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 64 44
South West median daily rate £474 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.47% -5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £373 £356 £363
90th Percentile £625 £639 £511
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +35.29% -22.73% -

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 4,932 4,539 4,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.14% 83.27% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,056 2,875 3,170
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £245
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 183 269
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +10.00% -4.11%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.79 £12.67
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Wiltshire +50 75 £548 +28.82% 12
Bristol +22 73 £425 -10.53% 23
Devon +1 12 £425 -8.11%
Gloucestershire +8 10 £418 -2.91% 4
Somerset -4 8 £400 +6.67% 7
Dorset +2 5 £625 +56.25% 9
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 130 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (42.02%) .NET
3 67 (35.64%) Java
4 58 (30.85%) C#
4 58 (30.85%) Git (software)
5 56 (29.79%) JavaScript
6 55 (29.26%) DevOps
7 53 (28.19%) Docker
7 53 (28.19%) Finance
8 50 (26.60%) Kubernetes
9 48 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
10 45 (23.94%) SQL
10 45 (23.94%) Microsoft Azure
11 43 (22.87%) Scrum
12 42 (22.34%) Jenkins
13 41 (21.81%) JIRA
14 40 (21.28%) SQL Server
15 39 (20.74%) REST
16 36 (19.15%) Spring
17 34 (18.09%) HTML
18 33 (17.55%) Banking
18 33 (17.55%) Test Automation
19 32 (17.02%) ASP.NET
19 32 (17.02%) XML
19 32 (17.02%) React
20 29 (15.43%) TDD
20 29 (15.43%) CSS
21 28 (14.89%) Web Services
21 28 (14.89%) .NET Framework
21 28 (14.89%) Node.js

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 26 (13.83%) Confluence
2 12 (6.38%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.66%) CMS
5 4 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.60%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.06%) Mule
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 48 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (23.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.38%) npm
3 12 (6.38%) NuGet
4 9 (4.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (4.26%) OpenShift
5 8 (4.26%) SaaS
5 8 (4.26%) Sauce Labs
6 7 (3.72%) Serverless
7 5 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (2.13%) IaaS
8 4 (2.13%) PaaS
9 3 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.60%) CloudFront
10 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.53%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.26%) HTTP
2 5 (2.66%) DNS
2 5 (2.66%) Firewall
2 5 (2.66%) VPN
3 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.45%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.85%) DB2
4 5 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.66%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.13%) DTS
6 3 (1.60%) MySQL
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.53%) Big Data
8 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.53%) GIS
8 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 58 (30.85%) Git (software)
2 42 (22.34%) Jenkins
3 41 (21.81%) JIRA
4 23 (12.23%) Bitbucket
5 22 (11.70%) Maven
5 22 (11.70%) TeamCity
6 21 (11.17%) Selenium
7 19 (10.11%) Artifactory
8 17 (9.04%) Ant
8 17 (9.04%) Cucumber
9 15 (7.98%) Eclipse
10 13 (6.91%) SonarQube
11 11 (5.85%) JMeter
11 11 (5.85%) JUnit
12 8 (4.26%) Visual Studio Code
12 8 (4.26%) XMLUnit
13 7 (3.72%) Moq
13 7 (3.72%) SpecFlow
13 7 (3.72%) WebStorm
13 7 (3.72%) xUnit.net
General
1 53 (28.19%) Finance
2 33 (17.55%) Banking
3 5 (2.66%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.13%) Back Office
5 3 (1.60%) Legal
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
6 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (54.79%) Developer
2 47 (25.00%) Architect
3 37 (19.68%) Java Developer
4 30 (15.96%) .NET Developer
5 20 (10.64%) Senior Developer
6 19 (10.11%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (7.45%) Software Developer
8 11 (5.85%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (5.85%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (5.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (5.32%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.79%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 9 (4.79%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (4.79%) Senior Software Developer
11 8 (4.26%) .NET Architect
11 8 (4.26%) Analyst
11 8 (4.26%) AWS Developer
12 7 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (3.72%) Lead Developer
13 6 (3.19%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (42.02%) .NET
2 39 (20.74%) REST
3 36 (19.15%) Spring
4 34 (18.09%) HTML
5 32 (17.02%) ASP.NET
5 32 (17.02%) React
5 32 (17.02%) XML
6 29 (15.43%) CSS
7 28 (14.89%) .NET Framework
7 28 (14.89%) Node.js
7 28 (14.89%) Web Services
8 23 (12.23%) .NET Core
8 23 (12.23%) AngularJS
8 23 (12.23%) HTML5
9 18 (9.57%) CSS3
10 17 (9.04%) DHTML
11 16 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (8.51%) J2EE
11 16 (8.51%) JSON
12 15 (7.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (6.38%) User Experience
2 11 (5.85%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.19%) Fintech
6 4 (2.13%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.13%) DataPower
7 3 (1.60%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) RIA
9 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.53%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) NHS
9 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.36%) Linux
2 9 (4.79%) Unix
3 7 (3.72%) Windows
4 5 (2.66%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (29.26%) DevOps
3 43 (22.87%) Scrum
4 33 (17.55%) Test Automation
5 29 (15.43%) TDD
6 27 (14.36%) MVC
7 25 (13.30%) BDD
7 25 (13.30%) Migration
8 24 (12.77%) SOLID
9 17 (9.04%) Mentoring
10 16 (8.51%) Unit Testing
11 15 (7.98%) E-Commerce
11 15 (7.98%) Open Source
11 15 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (7.45%) OO
12 14 (7.45%) SOA
13 13 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (6.91%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.91%) UML
14 12 (6.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (35.64%) Java
2 58 (30.85%) C#
3 56 (29.79%) JavaScript
4 45 (23.94%) SQL
5 20 (10.64%) PL/SQL
6 17 (9.04%) Python
7 9 (4.79%) Java 8
8 7 (3.72%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.19%) F#
9 6 (3.19%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.19%) Scala
10 5 (2.66%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.60%) Go
12 2 (1.06%) Dart
12 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.53%) C++
13 1 (0.53%) ES6
13 1 (0.53%) PHP
13 1 (0.53%) Ruby
13 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (5.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.60%) Degree
4 3 (1.60%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.66%) QA
System Software
1 53 (28.19%) Docker
2 3 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (26.60%) Kubernetes
2 11 (5.85%) Terraform
3 9 (4.79%) Puppet
4 8 (4.26%) Ansible
5 5 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.13%) Grafana
7 3 (1.60%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 3 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.06%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.06%) Kibana
8 2 (1.06%) logstash
9 1 (0.53%) Salt
9 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.70%) Oracle
3 17 (9.04%) Apigee
4 11 (5.85%) IBM
5 8 (4.26%) AppDynamics
5 8 (4.26%) Splunk
6 7 (3.72%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.66%) Veracode
8 4 (2.13%) Google
9 3 (1.60%) NetIQ
9 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.06%) HP
10 2 (1.06%) SAP
11 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.53%) Unisys