Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 14 August 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
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 78 219
Rank change year-on-year +33 +141 +337
Contract jobs citing Microservices 4,912 2,830 1,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.80% 2.96% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 3.46% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,666 2,122 908
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £363
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £473
% change year-on-year -5.26% +0.53% +11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
UK median hourly rate £92.50 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.65% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £32.55 £36.88 £41.25
90th Percentile £165.00 £60.38 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% -10.53% +18.75%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 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
England +30 4,548 £510 +2.00% 1,071
London +24 2,741 £525 - 640
UK excluding London +66 2,112 £450 -5.26% 492
North of England +75 629 £440 -2.22% 158
South East +29 588 £475 - 124
Yorkshire +56 360 £440 - 55
Midlands +41 263 £450 -5.26% 68
Scotland +66 228 £450 +15.76% 39
North West +54 205 £428 -16.59% 83
South West +57 176 £450 +5.88% 31
West Midlands +27 158 £450 -10.00% 42
East of England +25 152 £519 +3.75% 50
East Midlands +31 105 £450 -5.26% 26
Wales +12 75 £475 -5.00% 9
North East +37 66 £475 +18.75% 20
Northern Ireland +35 6 £500 +28.62% 13
Channel Islands -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3,124 (63.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2,791 (56.82%) Java
3 1,789 (36.42%) TDD
4 1,404 (28.58%) Spring
5 1,395 (28.40%) JavaScript
6 1,394 (28.38%) Amazon AWS
7 1,384 (28.18%) Docker
8 1,308 (26.63%) DevOps
9 1,191 (24.25%) Git (software)
10 1,153 (23.47%) REST
11 1,085 (22.09%) Java 8
12 1,046 (21.29%) Jenkins
13 959 (19.52%) Spring Boot
14 948 (19.30%) RESTful
15 935 (19.04%) Scrum
16 909 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
17 885 (18.02%) .NET
18 871 (17.73%) BDD
19 832 (16.94%) Test Automation
19 832 (16.94%) C#
20 811 (16.51%) AngularJS
21 773 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
22 765 (15.57%) Node.js
23 760 (15.47%) SQL
24 728 (14.82%) Finance
25 720 (14.66%) Web Services
26 716 (14.58%) HTML
27 677 (13.78%) NoSQL
28 637 (12.97%) MongoDB
29 616 (12.54%) React

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 365 (7.43%) Confluence
2 333 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
3 173 (3.52%) Apache
4 135 (2.75%) Apache Spark
5 107 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 106 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 96 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 91 (1.85%) nginx
9 70 (1.43%) JBoss
10 67 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 65 (1.32%) WebLogic
12 61 (1.24%) WildFly
13 60 (1.22%) CMS
14 47 (0.96%) NServiceBus
15 43 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 40 (0.81%) Apache Solr
17 34 (0.69%) MQSeries
18 30 (0.61%) OpenStack
19 27 (0.55%) Mule
20 26 (0.53%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (0.20%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.081%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.041%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.020%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.18%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.081%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.061%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.041%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.020%) Magento
8 1 (0.020%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.020%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.020%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.020%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,394 (28.38%) Amazon AWS
2 773 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (3.32%) GitHub
4 157 (3.20%) PaaS
5 153 (3.11%) Serverless
6 151 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 140 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
8 105 (2.14%) SaaS
9 96 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
10 92 (1.87%) Amazon S3
11 88 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
12 87 (1.77%) npm
13 82 (1.67%) IaaS
14 73 (1.49%) Slack
15 60 (1.22%) Heroku
16 59 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
17 52 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
17 52 (1.06%) OpenShift
18 48 (0.98%) Google Analytics
19 43 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 236 (4.80%) HTTP
2 142 (2.89%) TCP/IP
3 141 (2.87%) SSL
4 112 (2.28%) DNS
5 78 (1.59%) FTP
6 75 (1.53%) Firewall
7 42 (0.86%) Internet
8 40 (0.81%) AMQP
9 30 (0.61%) DHCP
10 28 (0.57%) Kerberos
11 27 (0.55%) IPsec
12 19 (0.39%) SMS
13 13 (0.26%) VPN
14 12 (0.24%) SSH
15 11 (0.22%) DMARC
16 10 (0.20%) MPLS
16 10 (0.20%) Network Security
16 10 (0.20%) SMTP
16 10 (0.20%) Wireless
17 9 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 677 (13.78%) NoSQL
2 637 (12.97%) MongoDB
3 424 (8.63%) SQL Server
4 395 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
5 364 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 337 (6.86%) MySQL
7 278 (5.66%) Big Data
8 248 (5.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 205 (4.17%) Hadoop
10 164 (3.34%) RDBMS
11 153 (3.11%) Redis
12 110 (2.24%) HBase
13 91 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
14 89 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 58 (1.18%) Oracle Database
16 57 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
17 54 (1.10%) Couchbase
18 49 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
19 43 (0.88%) Neo4j
20 37 (0.75%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,191 (24.25%) Git (software)
2 1,046 (21.29%) Jenkins
3 587 (11.95%) Maven
4 546 (11.12%) JIRA
5 317 (6.45%) JUnit
6 276 (5.62%) Cucumber
7 248 (5.05%) Selenium
8 178 (3.62%) Gradle
9 156 (3.18%) TeamCity
10 148 (3.01%) Mockito
11 135 (2.75%) Subversion
12 134 (2.73%) SonarQube
13 123 (2.50%) IntelliJ
14 117 (2.38%) Visual Studio
15 112 (2.28%) Bitbucket
16 107 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
17 99 (2.02%) Artifactory
18 98 (2.00%) gulp
19 96 (1.95%) Vagrant
20 94 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 728 (14.82%) Finance
2 476 (9.69%) Banking
3 188 (3.83%) Retail
4 96 (1.95%) Games
5 94 (1.91%) Marketing
6 83 (1.69%) Law
7 57 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 53 (1.08%) Front Office
9 50 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 47 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 36 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 31 (0.63%) Back Office
13 26 (0.53%) Electronics
14 24 (0.49%) Publishing
15 19 (0.39%) Advertising
16 18 (0.37%) Legal
16 18 (0.37%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.26%) Automotive
18 8 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
19 4 (0.081%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,114 (63.40%) Developer
2 1,602 (32.61%) Java Developer
3 620 (12.62%) Architect
4 482 (9.81%) Senior Developer
5 417 (8.49%) .NET Developer
6 301 (6.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 293 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 246 (5.01%) C# Developer
9 230 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
10 226 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
11 198 (4.03%) React Developer
12 182 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
13 174 (3.54%) AWS Developer
14 169 (3.44%) Lead Developer
15 164 (3.34%) Angular Developer
16 157 (3.20%) Technical Architect
17 152 (3.09%) Software Engineer
18 147 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
19 139 (2.83%) Node.js Developer
20 138 (2.81%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,404 (28.58%) Spring
2 1,153 (23.47%) REST
3 959 (19.52%) Spring Boot
4 948 (19.30%) RESTful
5 885 (18.02%) .NET
6 811 (16.51%) AngularJS
7 765 (15.57%) Node.js
8 720 (14.66%) Web Services
9 716 (14.58%) HTML
10 616 (12.54%) React
11 612 (12.46%) CSS
12 595 (12.11%) Hibernate
13 481 (9.79%) Kafka
14 404 (8.22%) HTML5
15 387 (7.88%) ASP.NET
16 366 (7.45%) JSON
17 363 (7.39%) SOAP
18 333 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web API
19 322 (6.56%) RabbitMQ
20 304 (6.19%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 500 (10.18%) Greenfield Project
2 291 (5.92%) User Experience
3 269 (5.48%) Fintech
4 151 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 120 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 106 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
7 105 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
8 96 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 74 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 71 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 62 (1.26%) Cloud Native
11 62 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
12 57 (1.16%) iPad
13 55 (1.12%) Algorithms
14 54 (1.10%) Data Centre
15 42 (0.86%) Management Information System
16 41 (0.83%) Virtual Team
17 38 (0.77%) Data Structures
18 33 (0.67%) DataPower
19 29 (0.59%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 615 (12.52%) Linux
2 271 (5.52%) Unix
3 181 (3.68%) Windows
4 102 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 86 (1.75%) Android
6 77 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (1.18%) VMS
8 33 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 31 (0.63%) CentOS
10 18 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 15 (0.31%) CoreOS
12 10 (0.20%) Windows Server
13 8 (0.16%) AIX
14 7 (0.14%) Solaris
15 6 (0.12%) DC/OS
15 6 (0.12%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.10%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.081%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,124 (63.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1,789 (36.42%) TDD
3 1,308 (26.63%) DevOps
4 935 (19.04%) Scrum
5 909 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
6 871 (17.73%) BDD
7 832 (16.94%) Test Automation
8 541 (11.01%) MVC
9 539 (10.97%) Software Engineering
10 514 (10.46%) SOA
11 502 (10.22%) OO
12 499 (10.16%) Open Source
13 443 (9.02%) E-Commerce
14 376 (7.65%) Kanban
15 351 (7.15%) Continuous Delivery
16 298 (6.07%) Pair Programming
17 277 (5.64%) Unit Testing
18 267 (5.44%) Mentoring
19 259 (5.27%) Configuration Management
20 250 (5.09%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 2,791 (56.82%) Java
2 1,395 (28.40%) JavaScript
3 1,085 (22.09%) Java 8
4 832 (16.94%) C#
5 760 (15.47%) SQL
6 525 (10.69%) Python
7 343 (6.98%) Scala
8 214 (4.36%) Ruby
9 183 (3.73%) Groovy
10 169 (3.44%) Go
11 165 (3.36%) TypeScript
12 141 (2.87%) Bash Shell
13 131 (2.67%) ES6
14 107 (2.18%) Perl
15 103 (2.10%) PHP
16 100 (2.04%) PL/SQL
17 99 (2.02%) Shell Script
18 72 (1.47%) PowerShell
19 64 (1.30%) C++
20 63 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 343 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 286 (5.82%) SC Cleared
3 132 (2.69%) Degree
4 56 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 32 (0.65%) AWS Certification
7 27 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 27 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 25 (0.51%) ISEB
9 23 (0.47%) Master's Degree
10 15 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (0.29%) BC Cleared
12 9 (0.18%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.16%) CITP
14 5 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (0.081%) APMG
15 4 (0.081%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (0.081%) CISSP
15 4 (0.081%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.061%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (4.09%) QA
2 65 (1.32%) GCP
3 26 (0.53%) GDPR
3 26 (0.53%) SLA
4 24 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.39%) PSD2
6 14 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 13 (0.26%) WCAG
8 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.16%) MiFID
10 7 (0.14%) PMO
11 6 (0.12%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.081%) EMIR
13 4 (0.081%) ISO 20022
14 3 (0.061%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.020%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,384 (28.18%) Docker
2 58 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 42 (0.86%) HDFS
4 38 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 25 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.24%) etcd
7 8 (0.16%) vSphere
7 8 (0.16%) Xen
8 7 (0.14%) flannel
9 6 (0.12%) Active Directory
10 5 (0.10%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.081%) NFS
12 3 (0.061%) QEMU
12 3 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.061%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.041%) Ceph
13 2 (0.041%) Gluster
13 2 (0.041%) iptables
13 2 (0.041%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 592 (12.05%) Kubernetes
2 379 (7.72%) Puppet
3 375 (7.63%) Terraform
4 346 (7.04%) Ansible
5 176 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
6 93 (1.89%) Kibana
7 90 (1.83%) Grafana
8 73 (1.49%) logstash
9 63 (1.28%) Mesos
10 55 (1.12%) Consul
11 48 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
12 35 (0.71%) HAProxy
13 29 (0.59%) Packer
13 29 (0.59%) Prometheus
14 28 (0.57%) Marathon
15 27 (0.55%) ZABBIX
16 23 (0.47%) Nagios
17 22 (0.45%) Rancher
18 20 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
19 19 (0.39%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 312 (6.35%) Oracle
2 250 (5.09%) Microsoft
3 211 (4.30%) Google
4 99 (2.02%) Atlassian
5 94 (1.91%) IBM
6 73 (1.49%) Adobe
7 72 (1.47%) MuleSoft
8 56 (1.14%) New Relic
9 53 (1.08%) Splunk
10 49 (1.00%) AppDynamics
11 43 (0.88%) SAP
12 33 (0.67%) Red Hat
12 33 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
13 32 (0.65%) hybris
13 32 (0.65%) webMethods
14 31 (0.63%) TIBCO
15 30 (0.61%) Apigee
16 29 (0.59%) VMware
17 28 (0.57%) Hortonworks
17 28 (0.57%) PagerDuty