Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 76 191
Rank change year-on-year +33 +115 +287
Contract jobs citing Microservices 5,400 3,054 1,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.28% 3.07% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% 3.58% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,045 2,323 1,118
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £388 £375 £363
90th Percentile £638 £638 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £43.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -20.45% -
10th Percentile £32.55 £41.25 £46.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.75 £51.25
% change year-on-year -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 88,242 85,195 90,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,214 56,472 59,717
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,390 2,044 2,454
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.32% +8.70% +4.55%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +34 5,044 £513 +2.50% 1,257
London +32 3,106 £550 +4.76% 738
UK excluding London +45 2,244 £460 -3.16% 587
North of England +46 626 £450 -5.26% 162
South East +24 593 £475 - 167
Yorkshire +27 346 £444 -6.58% 60
Midlands +51 342 £465 -7.00% 84
West Midlands +67 247 £470 -6.93% 47
Scotland +52 243 £450 +12.50% 41
South West +45 209 £460 +8.24% 66
North West +46 204 £450 -10.00% 80
East of England +32 173 £525 +5.00% 40
East Midlands +12 95 £419 -16.25% 37
North East +38 80 £473 -11.68% 22
Wales +5 59 £450 -5.26% 14
Northern Ireland +24 5 £500 +26.58% 13
Channel Islands -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3,353 (62.09%) Agile Software Development
2 3,148 (58.30%) Java
3 1,958 (36.26%) TDD
4 1,611 (29.83%) Docker
5 1,579 (29.24%) Spring
6 1,531 (28.35%) Amazon AWS
7 1,528 (28.30%) JavaScript
8 1,472 (27.26%) DevOps
9 1,265 (23.43%) Java 8
10 1,229 (22.76%) Git (software)
11 1,201 (22.24%) REST
12 1,199 (22.20%) Spring Boot
13 1,160 (21.48%) Jenkins
14 987 (18.28%) BDD
15 986 (18.26%) RESTful
16 965 (17.87%) Test Automation
17 949 (17.57%) Scrum
18 944 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
19 942 (17.44%) .NET
20 935 (17.31%) AngularJS
21 905 (16.76%) Node.js
22 883 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
23 876 (16.22%) C#
24 865 (16.02%) Finance
25 861 (15.94%) SQL
26 795 (14.72%) Web Services
27 768 (14.22%) MongoDB
27 768 (14.22%) Kubernetes
28 735 (13.61%) HTML
29 724 (13.41%) 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
1 409 (7.57%) Confluence
2 336 (6.22%) Elasticsearch
3 127 (2.35%) Apache
4 118 (2.19%) Apache Spark
5 107 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 99 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
7 78 (1.44%) nginx
8 75 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 66 (1.22%) CMS
10 65 (1.20%) Apache Solr
10 65 (1.20%) JBoss
10 65 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 63 (1.17%) WildFly
12 60 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 55 (1.02%) MQSeries
14 52 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 49 (0.91%) NServiceBus
16 44 (0.81%) Mule
17 23 (0.43%) OpenStack
18 18 (0.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 13 (0.24%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.037%) InVision
5 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.019%) HipChat
5 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.15%) Eloqua
3 6 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
3 6 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.074%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.074%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.056%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.037%) Magento
7 2 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.037%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.019%) Endur
8 1 (0.019%) Exstream
8 1 (0.019%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.019%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.019%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,531 (28.35%) Amazon AWS
2 883 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 196 (3.63%) Serverless
4 194 (3.59%) GitHub
5 177 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 164 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
7 142 (2.63%) PaaS
8 130 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
9 109 (2.02%) SaaS
10 105 (1.94%) npm
11 102 (1.89%) Amazon S3
12 89 (1.65%) Slack
13 87 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
14 85 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
15 79 (1.46%) OpenShift
16 72 (1.33%) Google Analytics
17 69 (1.28%) IaaS
18 60 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
19 57 (1.06%) Heroku
20 53 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 257 (4.76%) HTTP
2 124 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 123 (2.28%) SSL
4 82 (1.52%) DNS
5 63 (1.17%) Firewall
6 60 (1.11%) FTP
7 56 (1.04%) AMQP
8 25 (0.46%) VPN
9 19 (0.35%) Internet
10 18 (0.33%) Kerberos
11 17 (0.31%) DHCP
11 17 (0.31%) SMS
12 15 (0.28%) Skype
12 15 (0.28%) SSH
13 14 (0.26%) IPsec
14 12 (0.22%) SMTP
15 10 (0.19%) MPLS
15 10 (0.19%) WAN
16 9 (0.17%) Ethernet
17 8 (0.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 768 (14.22%) MongoDB
2 698 (12.93%) NoSQL
3 438 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 433 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
5 392 (7.26%) MySQL
6 370 (6.85%) Relational Database
7 302 (5.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 222 (4.11%) Big Data
9 216 (4.00%) Hadoop
10 194 (3.59%) RDBMS
11 189 (3.50%) Redis
12 105 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 88 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
14 85 (1.57%) HBase
15 80 (1.48%) Couchbase
16 66 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
17 57 (1.06%) Oracle Database
18 50 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
19 45 (0.83%) Apache Hive
20 39 (0.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,229 (22.76%) Git (software)
2 1,160 (21.48%) Jenkins
3 675 (12.50%) Maven
4 605 (11.20%) JIRA
5 381 (7.06%) Selenium
6 358 (6.63%) Cucumber
7 336 (6.22%) JUnit
8 201 (3.72%) SonarQube
9 189 (3.50%) IntelliJ
10 185 (3.43%) Gradle
11 154 (2.85%) TeamCity
12 140 (2.59%) Bitbucket
13 138 (2.56%) Mockito
14 126 (2.33%) Subversion
15 123 (2.28%) Vagrant
16 118 (2.19%) GitLab
16 118 (2.19%) gulp
17 114 (2.11%) Artifactory
17 114 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
18 110 (2.04%) Gatling
General
1 865 (16.02%) Finance
2 605 (11.20%) Banking
3 212 (3.93%) Retail
4 116 (2.15%) Front Office
5 104 (1.93%) Games
6 97 (1.80%) Marketing
7 74 (1.37%) Law
8 59 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 43 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 42 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 37 (0.69%) Advertising
11 37 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 34 (0.63%) Publishing
13 32 (0.59%) Back Office
14 24 (0.44%) Legal
15 21 (0.39%) Electronics
16 19 (0.35%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.17%) Automotive
18 8 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
19 6 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,434 (63.59%) Developer
2 1,787 (33.09%) Java Developer
3 644 (11.93%) Architect
4 526 (9.74%) Senior Developer
5 449 (8.31%) .NET Developer
6 322 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 318 (5.89%) Senior Java Developer
8 260 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
9 257 (4.76%) C# Developer
10 234 (4.33%) AWS Developer
11 230 (4.26%) React Developer
11 230 (4.26%) Software Engineer
12 206 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
13 189 (3.50%) Lead Developer
14 182 (3.37%) Angular Developer
15 172 (3.19%) AWS Engineer
16 169 (3.13%) Node.js Developer
17 167 (3.09%) Technical Architect
18 166 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
19 163 (3.02%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,579 (29.24%) Spring
2 1,201 (22.24%) REST
3 1,199 (22.20%) Spring Boot
4 986 (18.26%) RESTful
5 942 (17.44%) .NET
6 935 (17.31%) AngularJS
7 905 (16.76%) Node.js
8 795 (14.72%) Web Services
9 735 (13.61%) HTML
10 724 (13.41%) React
11 655 (12.13%) CSS
12 611 (11.31%) Hibernate
13 485 (8.98%) Kafka
14 427 (7.91%) HTML5
15 392 (7.26%) ASP.NET
16 379 (7.02%) JSON
17 350 (6.48%) ASP.NET Web API
18 339 (6.28%) SOAP
19 333 (6.17%) .NET Core
20 289 (5.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 645 (11.94%) Greenfield Project
2 304 (5.63%) Fintech
3 265 (4.91%) User Experience
4 145 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 117 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 116 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 111 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 98 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 81 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
10 78 (1.44%) Cloud Native
11 77 (1.43%) Public Cloud
12 75 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
13 74 (1.37%) Derivative
14 63 (1.17%) Data Centre
15 62 (1.15%) Algorithms
16 58 (1.07%) Data Structures
17 49 (0.91%) Fixed Income
18 43 (0.80%) iPad
19 41 (0.76%) Management Information System
20 35 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 653 (12.09%) Linux
2 283 (5.24%) Unix
3 200 (3.70%) Windows
4 98 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 88 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 80 (1.48%) VMS
7 78 (1.44%) Android
8 66 (1.22%) CentOS
9 46 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.41%) Windows Server
11 15 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 13 (0.24%) CoreOS
12 13 (0.24%) Solaris
13 12 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.13%) AIX
16 5 (0.093%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.074%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.074%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,353 (62.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,958 (36.26%) TDD
3 1,472 (27.26%) DevOps
4 987 (18.28%) BDD
5 965 (17.87%) Test Automation
6 949 (17.57%) Scrum
7 944 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
8 614 (11.37%) Software Engineering
9 542 (10.04%) MVC
10 531 (9.83%) SOA
11 521 (9.65%) OO
12 500 (9.26%) Open Source
13 452 (8.37%) E-Commerce
14 394 (7.30%) Kanban
15 388 (7.19%) Continuous Delivery
16 300 (5.56%) Mentoring
17 298 (5.52%) Pair Programming
18 294 (5.44%) Domain-Driven Design
19 272 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
20 247 (4.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3,148 (58.30%) Java
2 1,528 (28.30%) JavaScript
3 1,265 (23.43%) Java 8
4 876 (16.22%) C#
5 861 (15.94%) SQL
6 693 (12.83%) Python
7 401 (7.43%) Scala
8 217 (4.02%) Ruby
9 190 (3.52%) Go
9 190 (3.52%) Groovy
10 187 (3.46%) TypeScript
11 145 (2.69%) Bash Shell
12 142 (2.63%) PL/SQL
13 133 (2.46%) ES6
14 113 (2.09%) Perl
14 113 (2.09%) PHP
15 97 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 92 (1.70%) C++
17 77 (1.43%) C
17 77 (1.43%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 307 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 254 (4.70%) SC Cleared
3 140 (2.59%) Degree
4 61 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 44 (0.81%) AWS Certification
7 30 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 28 (0.52%) ISEB
9 25 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 20 (0.37%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 13 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.19%) CITP
13 9 (0.17%) RHCE
14 8 (0.15%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 8 (0.15%) Sun Certification
15 5 (0.093%) CESG Certified Professional
16 4 (0.074%) TOGAF Certification
17 3 (0.056%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (4.41%) QA
2 23 (0.43%) GDPR
3 17 (0.31%) PSD2
4 16 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.26%) WCAG
7 9 (0.17%) SLA
8 7 (0.13%) PMO
9 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.074%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.074%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.056%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.037%) MiFID
13 1 (0.019%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,611 (29.83%) Docker
2 47 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.48%) HDFS
4 19 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 19 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.17%) etcd
6 7 (0.13%) NFS
7 5 (0.093%) vSphere
7 5 (0.093%) Xen
8 4 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.056%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.056%) flannel
10 2 (0.037%) Gluster
10 2 (0.037%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.037%) iptables
10 2 (0.037%) Varnish
11 1 (0.019%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.019%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 768 (14.22%) Kubernetes
2 466 (8.63%) Terraform
3 413 (7.65%) Ansible
4 394 (7.30%) Puppet
5 198 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
6 140 (2.59%) Kibana
7 130 (2.41%) Grafana
8 77 (1.43%) logstash
9 73 (1.35%) Prometheus
10 63 (1.17%) Mesos
11 60 (1.11%) Packer
12 59 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
13 44 (0.81%) Rancher
14 29 (0.54%) Nagios
15 28 (0.52%) Consul
15 28 (0.52%) Salt
16 26 (0.48%) Marathon
17 25 (0.46%) ZABBIX
18 20 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
18 20 (0.37%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 373 (6.91%) Oracle
2 277 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 261 (4.83%) Google
4 100 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 90 (1.67%) Adobe
6 88 (1.63%) IBM
7 86 (1.59%) Splunk
8 74 (1.37%) MuleSoft
9 59 (1.09%) AppDynamics
10 50 (0.93%) New Relic
11 47 (0.87%) webMethods
12 42 (0.78%) SAP
13 37 (0.69%) Black Duck
13 37 (0.69%) hybris
13 37 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 36 (0.67%) WSO2
15 34 (0.63%) TIBCO
16 31 (0.57%) Red Hat
17 24 (0.44%) VMware
18 23 (0.43%) Pega