Period
to 14 October 2019

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 October 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
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 44 80
Rank change year-on-year +3 +36 +113
Contract jobs citing Microservices 4,558 5,298 2,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.34% 5.18% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 5.97% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,343 3,980 2,282
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £375
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £461 £475
% change year-on-year +2.98% -2.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +5.71% -20.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +2.94% -22.29% -14.63%

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 73,825 88,696 84,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.43% 86.78% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,427 58,474 56,099
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,258 2,434 2,074
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -18.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.84 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.30 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.48% -20.00% +6.38%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 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
England +8 4,293 £525 +2.44% 1,249
London +7 2,758 £550 - 676
UK excluding London -5 1,739 £475 +2.98% 659
North of England +10 529 £475 +5.56% 211
South East -17 378 £500 +5.26% 151
Midlands +1 235 £475 +1.06% 93
Yorkshire -5 234 £475 +8.57% 67
South West -2 229 £481 +3.22% 49
North West +23 225 £480 +6.67% 115
West Midlands 0 170 £475 - 52
Scotland -6 154 £475 +5.56% 63
East of England +14 147 £475 -7.77% 74
North East +16 69 £450 -1.10% 29
East Midlands +6 65 £413 -8.33% 39
Wales +20 47 £500 +11.11% 16
Northern Ireland +16 15 £438 -12.50% 7
Channel Islands +2 10 - -

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

1 2,401 (52.68%) Agile Software Development
2 2,261 (49.61%) Java
3 1,555 (34.12%) AWS
4 1,528 (33.52%) Docker
5 1,383 (30.34%) DevOps
6 1,188 (26.06%) Azure
7 1,161 (25.47%) TDD
8 1,093 (23.98%) Kubernetes
9 1,089 (23.89%) JavaScript
10 980 (21.50%) Spring
11 893 (19.59%) .NET
12 854 (18.74%) Finance
13 807 (17.71%) Jenkins
14 793 (17.40%) Git (software)
15 790 (17.33%) SQL
16 784 (17.20%) C#
17 767 (16.83%) REST
18 760 (16.67%) Scrum
19 757 (16.61%) Node.js
20 756 (16.59%) Python
21 710 (15.58%) Spring Boot
22 688 (15.09%) RESTful
23 687 (15.07%) AngularJS
24 659 (14.46%) Web Services
25 640 (14.04%) BDD
26 623 (13.67%) Java 8
27 622 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
28 621 (13.62%) Software Engineering
29 596 (13.08%) Test Automation
30 589 (12.92%) NoSQL

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
1 252 (5.53%) Confluence
2 169 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
3 110 (2.41%) Apache Spark
4 106 (2.33%) Apache
5 68 (1.49%) nginx
5 68 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 53 (1.16%) JBoss
7 52 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 49 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
9 40 (0.88%) CMS
10 38 (0.83%) Apache Solr
11 37 (0.81%) IIS
12 30 (0.66%) WebLogic
13 28 (0.61%) Jupyter
14 25 (0.55%) GeoServer
15 23 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 21 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 21 (0.46%) NServiceBus
17 20 (0.44%) Anypoint
18 18 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (0.24%) GIMP
1 11 (0.24%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.066%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.022%) Stata
Business Applications
1 35 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
3 14 (0.31%) FINCAD Analytics
4 12 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 10 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.18%) PolarLake
8 7 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.13%) R3 Corda
10 5 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.11%) Fredhopper
10 5 (0.11%) Magento
11 4 (0.088%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.088%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.088%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.066%) Oracle BPM
13 2 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
13 2 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,555 (34.12%) AWS
2 1,188 (26.06%) Azure
3 423 (9.28%) Serverless
4 369 (8.10%) GCP
5 209 (4.59%) AWS Lambda
6 183 (4.01%) OpenShift
7 164 (3.60%) GitHub
8 150 (3.29%) PaaS
9 131 (2.87%) SaaS
10 125 (2.74%) Amazon S3
11 118 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
12 98 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
13 90 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
14 73 (1.60%) Apigee
15 70 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
16 68 (1.49%) IaaS
17 62 (1.36%) Power Platform
18 61 (1.34%) Azure Functions
19 58 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
20 52 (1.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 135 (2.96%) HTTP
2 68 (1.49%) SSL
2 68 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 48 (1.05%) FTP
4 45 (0.99%) Internet
5 38 (0.83%) DNS
6 32 (0.70%) Firewall
7 18 (0.39%) Network Security
8 15 (0.33%) VPN
8 15 (0.33%) WAN
9 14 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (0.26%) DHCP
10 12 (0.26%) IPsec
11 11 (0.24%) MQTT
12 9 (0.20%) Skype
13 5 (0.11%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.088%) 4G
14 4 (0.088%) AMQP
14 4 (0.088%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.088%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 589 (12.92%) NoSQL
2 411 (9.02%) MongoDB
3 378 (8.29%) SQL Server
4 312 (6.85%) MySQL
5 304 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 267 (5.86%) Relational Database
7 192 (4.21%) Big Data
8 135 (2.96%) Hadoop
9 134 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 116 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
10 116 (2.54%) Redis
11 113 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 109 (2.39%) RDBMS
13 79 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
14 70 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
15 66 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
16 63 (1.38%) Amazon Aurora
17 62 (1.36%) Data Lake
18 61 (1.34%) Oracle Database
19 58 (1.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 807 (17.71%) Jenkins
2 793 (17.40%) Git (software)
3 407 (8.93%) JIRA
4 259 (5.68%) Maven
5 232 (5.09%) JUnit
6 195 (4.28%) Selenium
7 160 (3.51%) Cucumber
8 131 (2.87%) Mockito
9 116 (2.54%) TeamCity
10 114 (2.50%) Gradle
11 99 (2.17%) GitLab
12 98 (2.15%) SonarQube
13 87 (1.91%) Bitbucket
14 85 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
15 83 (1.82%) CircleCI
16 79 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
17 76 (1.67%) JMeter
18 71 (1.56%) IntelliJ
18 71 (1.56%) Subversion
19 64 (1.40%) gulp
General
1 854 (18.74%) Finance
2 499 (10.95%) Banking
3 210 (4.61%) Public Sector
4 159 (3.49%) Retail
5 131 (2.87%) Front Office
6 89 (1.95%) Law
7 84 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 64 (1.40%) Marketing
9 48 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 45 (0.99%) Games
11 42 (0.92%) Legal
12 27 (0.59%) Publishing
13 24 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 23 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.37%) Manufacturing
16 16 (0.35%) Billing
17 15 (0.33%) Advertising
18 12 (0.26%) Back Office
19 11 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
20 10 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,648 (58.10%) Developer
2 1,160 (25.45%) Java Developer
3 553 (12.13%) Architect
4 455 (9.98%) Senior Developer
5 340 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 310 (6.80%) .NET Developer
7 288 (6.32%) Full Stack Developer
8 250 (5.48%) React Developer
9 232 (5.09%) Senior Java Developer
10 210 (4.61%) C# Developer
11 191 (4.19%) AWS Developer
12 186 (4.08%) Software Engineer
12 186 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
13 175 (3.84%) Python Developer
14 159 (3.49%) AWS Engineer
15 154 (3.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 150 (3.29%) Java Engineer
17 143 (3.14%) Lead Developer
18 127 (2.79%) Node.js Developer
19 126 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 980 (21.50%) Spring
2 893 (19.59%) .NET
3 767 (16.83%) REST
4 757 (16.61%) Node.js
5 710 (15.58%) Spring Boot
6 688 (15.09%) RESTful
7 687 (15.07%) AngularJS
8 659 (14.46%) Web Services
9 580 (12.72%) React
10 470 (10.31%) Kafka
11 430 (9.43%) CSS
12 407 (8.93%) HTML
13 396 (8.69%) .NET Core
14 392 (8.60%) JSON
15 250 (5.48%) SOAP
16 239 (5.24%) J2EE
17 233 (5.11%) XML
18 229 (5.02%) Hibernate
19 215 (4.72%) HTML5
20 210 (4.61%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 408 (8.95%) Greenfield Project
2 188 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
3 159 (3.49%) Cloud Native
4 140 (3.07%) User Experience
5 136 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
6 124 (2.72%) Public Cloud
7 106 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 98 (2.15%) Equities
9 93 (2.04%) Derivative
10 82 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 81 (1.78%) Fixed Income
12 78 (1.71%) Algorithms
13 55 (1.21%) Data Structures
14 53 (1.16%) Virtual Team
15 50 (1.10%) Hedge funds
16 40 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
17 38 (0.83%) Data Centre
18 37 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
19 29 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
20 24 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 545 (11.96%) Linux
2 179 (3.93%) Unix
3 110 (2.41%) Windows
4 105 (2.30%) CentOS
5 94 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (1.40%) Android
7 52 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 34 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 34 (0.75%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.50%) Windows Server
10 20 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 18 (0.39%) CoreOS
12 10 (0.22%) VMS
13 8 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.13%) Debian
15 4 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.066%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.044%) AIX
18 1 (0.022%) Solaris
18 1 (0.022%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,401 (52.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,383 (30.34%) DevOps
3 1,161 (25.47%) TDD
4 760 (16.67%) Scrum
5 640 (14.04%) BDD
6 622 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
7 621 (13.62%) Software Engineering
8 596 (13.08%) Test Automation
9 344 (7.55%) SOA
10 325 (7.13%) Kanban
11 297 (6.52%) E-Commerce
12 285 (6.25%) Open Source
13 271 (5.95%) MVC
14 265 (5.81%) Continuous Delivery
15 259 (5.68%) OO
16 257 (5.64%) Mentoring
17 243 (5.33%) Unit Testing
18 238 (5.22%) Pair Programming
19 237 (5.20%) Fintech
20 224 (4.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,261 (49.61%) Java
2 1,089 (23.89%) JavaScript
3 790 (17.33%) SQL
4 784 (17.20%) C#
5 756 (16.59%) Python
6 623 (13.67%) Java 8
7 307 (6.74%) TypeScript
8 180 (3.95%) Scala
9 176 (3.86%) Go
10 118 (2.59%) Ruby
11 116 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 111 (2.44%) ES6
13 100 (2.19%) Bash Shell
14 84 (1.84%) PHP
14 84 (1.84%) R
15 83 (1.82%) Kotlin
16 79 (1.73%) Groovy
17 64 (1.40%) C++
18 58 (1.27%) PowerShell
19 43 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 354 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 256 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 150 (3.29%) Degree
4 49 (1.08%) AWS Certification
5 42 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 37 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 27 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 27 (0.59%) PhD
8 17 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.35%) ISEB
10 13 (0.29%) OCPJP
10 13 (0.29%) Sun Certification
11 10 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.18%) SANS
14 7 (0.15%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.13%) CISSP
15 6 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
16 5 (0.11%) DBS Check
17 3 (0.066%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.18%) QA
2 25 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 22 (0.48%) WCAG
4 19 (0.42%) NIST
5 14 (0.31%) PSD2
6 13 (0.29%) GDPR
7 11 (0.24%) NCSC
8 10 (0.22%) MiFID
9 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.15%) GxP
11 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.13%) EMIR
12 6 (0.13%) PMO
13 2 (0.044%) COBIT
13 2 (0.044%) SLA
14 1 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.022%) FATCA
14 1 (0.022%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,528 (33.52%) Docker
2 41 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
3 39 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 23 (0.50%) Postfix
5 22 (0.48%) LXC
6 19 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.26%) NFS
9 10 (0.22%) Gluster
9 10 (0.22%) GlusterFS
10 9 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (0.20%) HDFS
11 7 (0.15%) OpenAM
11 7 (0.15%) OpenDJ
12 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.11%) vSphere
12 5 (0.11%) XenApp
12 5 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1,093 (23.98%) Kubernetes
2 467 (10.25%) Terraform
3 445 (9.76%) Ansible
4 247 (5.42%) Puppet
5 167 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
6 93 (2.04%) Grafana
7 61 (1.34%) Packer
8 57 (1.25%) Kibana
9 55 (1.21%) Consul
10 47 (1.03%) Prometheus
11 30 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
12 25 (0.55%) Rancher
13 21 (0.46%) Nagios
14 19 (0.42%) Mesos
15 18 (0.39%) logstash
16 16 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (0.35%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.33%) Istio
17 15 (0.33%) Marathon
18 14 (0.31%) Graphite
Vendors
1 319 (7.00%) Microsoft
2 280 (6.14%) Google
3 236 (5.18%) Oracle
4 105 (2.30%) Red Hat
5 92 (2.02%) MuleSoft
6 75 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
7 69 (1.51%) IBM
8 59 (1.29%) Splunk
9 50 (1.10%) VMware
10 49 (1.08%) SAP
11 48 (1.05%) Atlassian
12 42 (0.92%) Tableau
13 33 (0.72%) Sybase
14 30 (0.66%) Adobe
14 30 (0.66%) hybris
14 30 (0.66%) Veracode
15 29 (0.64%) Dell
16 28 (0.61%) WSO2
17 25 (0.55%) Databricks
18 20 (0.44%) Cypress Semiconductor