Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 190 523
Rank change year-on-year +116 +333 +328
Contract jobs citing Microservices 3042 1471 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 1.37% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 1.64% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2283 1061 266
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -12.20%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £340
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £430
% change year-on-year +2.15% +8.14% -3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £51.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -10.53% - -

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 83264 89571 92172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.37% 83.68% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54899 59330 59611
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2249 2591
UK median hourly rate £24.66 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.21 £48.40 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

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 19 September 2017.

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
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 19 September 2017. 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 +116 2874 £500 +5.26% 409
London +105 1839 £525 +5.00% 264
UK excluding London +97 1155 £475 +2.15% 159
South East +147 410 £475 - 58
North of England +12 239 £475 - 28
Midlands +63 164 £493 +1.03% 26
Yorkshire +24 137 £469 +3.02% 8
East of England +66 119 £500 - 10
North West +17 97 £535 +12.63% 16
South West +26 89 £425 -5.56% 23
West Midlands +33 88 £500 +4.17% 15
Scotland +76 82 £400 +3.23% 11
East Midlands +45 80 £493 -10.45% 11
Wales +15 30 £538 +26.47% 2
North East +6 18 £535 +12.63% 4
Northern Ireland - 15 £395 - 1
Channel Islands +2 9 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1986 (65.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1966 (64.63%) Java
3 1196 (39.32%) TDD
4 944 (31.03%) Spring
5 904 (29.72%) DevOps
6 902 (29.65%) Docker
7 845 (27.78%) REST
8 776 (25.51%) Amazon AWS
9 759 (24.95%) Scrum
10 725 (23.83%) BDD
11 713 (23.44%) Git (software)
12 657 (21.60%) Linux
13 644 (21.17%) JavaScript
14 630 (20.71%) Jenkins
15 610 (20.05%) RESTful
16 606 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
17 517 (17.00%) Spring Boot
18 515 (16.93%) NoSQL
19 504 (16.57%) Web Services
20 491 (16.14%) Node.js
21 486 (15.98%) Open Source
22 484 (15.91%) MongoDB
23 459 (15.09%) Finance
24 454 (14.92%) SOA
25 439 (14.43%) CSS
26 412 (13.54%) HTML
27 411 (13.51%) SQL
28 393 (12.92%) Software Engineering
29 391 (12.85%) Puppet
30 389 (12.79%) AngularJS

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
1 276 (9.07%) Confluence
2 197 (6.48%) Elasticsearch
3 166 (5.46%) Apache Spark
4 140 (4.60%) Apache
5 127 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 108 (3.55%) Apache Solr
6 108 (3.55%) JBoss
7 88 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 75 (2.47%) Tomcat
9 61 (2.01%) nginx
9 61 (2.01%) WebLogic
10 53 (1.74%) CMS
11 47 (1.55%) WebSphere
12 41 (1.35%) Mule
13 34 (1.12%) OpenStack
14 20 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
14 20 (0.66%) WildFly
15 12 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 12 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
16 11 (0.36%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.099%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.066%) HipChat
3 2 (0.066%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.033%) InVision
4 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.033%) Mingle
4 1 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.26%) Magento
3 7 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.16%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.099%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.066%) Relativity
8 1 (0.033%) BASE24
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.033%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.033%) SessionCam
8 1 (0.033%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 776 (25.51%) Amazon AWS
2 341 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 181 (5.95%) GitHub
4 171 (5.62%) PaaS
5 103 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
6 81 (2.66%) OpenShift
7 64 (2.10%) SaaS
8 61 (2.01%) Amazon S3
9 51 (1.68%) Slack
10 50 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 48 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
12 45 (1.48%) IaaS
13 43 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
14 41 (1.35%) Heroku
15 31 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
16 30 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 25 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
18 21 (0.69%) npm
19 20 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 153 (5.03%) HTTP
2 65 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 63 (2.07%) Kerberos
4 61 (2.01%) SSL
5 40 (1.31%) Internet
6 39 (1.28%) Firewall
7 34 (1.12%) DNS
8 20 (0.66%) DSL
9 11 (0.36%) AMQP
9 11 (0.36%) LDAP
10 9 (0.30%) SMTP
11 8 (0.26%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.23%) FTP
12 7 (0.23%) Intranet
12 7 (0.23%) Network Security
12 7 (0.23%) SMS
12 7 (0.23%) VPN
13 6 (0.20%) LAN
13 6 (0.20%) WAN
14 5 (0.16%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (16.93%) NoSQL
2 484 (15.91%) MongoDB
3 363 (11.93%) PostgreSQL
4 289 (9.50%) MySQL
5 243 (7.99%) Big Data
6 238 (7.82%) Hadoop
7 211 (6.94%) SQL Server
8 204 (6.71%) Relational Database
9 170 (5.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 168 (5.52%) HBase
11 115 (3.78%) RDBMS
12 80 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 56 (1.84%) Redis
14 41 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
14 41 (1.35%) Oracle Database
15 38 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
16 31 (1.02%) Neo4j
17 23 (0.76%) Apache Hive
18 22 (0.72%) Endeca
19 19 (0.62%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 713 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 630 (20.71%) Jenkins
3 365 (12.00%) JIRA
4 283 (9.30%) Maven
5 253 (8.32%) Cucumber
6 243 (7.99%) JUnit
7 183 (6.02%) IntelliJ
8 156 (5.13%) Selenium
9 132 (4.34%) Mockito
10 129 (4.24%) TeamCity
11 95 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 84 (2.76%) GitLab
13 73 (2.40%) Gradle
14 69 (2.27%) Eclipse
15 61 (2.01%) SonarQube
16 57 (1.87%) Grunt
17 55 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
18 54 (1.78%) Subversion
19 49 (1.61%) Bitbucket
19 49 (1.61%) Jasmine
General
1 459 (15.09%) Finance
2 325 (10.68%) Banking
3 115 (3.78%) Retail
4 83 (2.73%) Marketing
5 72 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 63 (2.07%) Front Office
8 53 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 52 (1.71%) Electronics
10 48 (1.58%) Games
11 33 (1.08%) Law
12 26 (0.85%) Billing
12 26 (0.85%) Publishing
13 21 (0.69%) Advertising
14 15 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.33%) Legal
17 8 (0.26%) Automotive
17 8 (0.26%) International Banking
18 7 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1852 (60.88%) Developer
2 1008 (33.14%) Java Developer
3 405 (13.31%) Architect
4 338 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 231 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 193 (6.34%) Senior Java Developer
7 183 (6.02%) .NET Developer
8 156 (5.13%) Agile Developer
9 151 (4.96%) Scala Developer
10 141 (4.64%) Full Stack Developer
11 130 (4.27%) C# Developer
12 110 (3.62%) Software Engineer
13 108 (3.55%) Agile Java Developer
14 106 (3.48%) Java Engineer
15 103 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
16 97 (3.19%) AWS Developer
17 95 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
18 85 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
19 84 (2.76%) Java Architect
20 76 (2.50%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 944 (31.03%) Spring
2 845 (27.78%) REST
3 610 (20.05%) RESTful
4 517 (17.00%) Spring Boot
5 504 (16.57%) Web Services
6 491 (16.14%) Node.js
7 439 (14.43%) CSS
8 412 (13.54%) HTML
9 389 (12.79%) AngularJS
10 352 (11.57%) .NET
11 350 (11.51%) JSON
12 284 (9.34%) Kafka
13 277 (9.11%) Hibernate
14 236 (7.76%) HTML5
15 231 (7.59%) J2EE
15 231 (7.59%) XML
16 219 (7.20%) React
17 213 (7.00%) SOAP
18 168 (5.52%) Play Framework
19 148 (4.87%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 224 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
2 140 (4.60%) User Experience
3 108 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 96 (3.16%) Fintech
5 80 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 80 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 74 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 74 (2.43%) Public Cloud
7 56 (1.84%) Cloud Native
8 55 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
9 53 (1.74%) Data Structures
10 51 (1.68%) Mobile App
11 41 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
12 40 (1.31%) Clustering
13 37 (1.22%) Blog
14 32 (1.05%) Derivative
15 29 (0.95%) Social Media
16 27 (0.89%) iPad
17 21 (0.69%) Equities
18 20 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 657 (21.60%) Linux
2 198 (6.51%) Unix
3 115 (3.78%) Windows
4 109 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (0.85%) Android
6 23 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.76%) VMS
7 18 (0.59%) Mac OS
8 15 (0.49%) CentOS
8 15 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.46%) Solaris
10 13 (0.43%) Windows Server
11 11 (0.36%) AIX
12 9 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 6 (0.20%) HPUX
15 4 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.099%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.099%) Fedora
16 3 (0.099%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1986 (65.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1196 (39.32%) TDD
3 904 (29.72%) DevOps
4 759 (24.95%) Scrum
5 725 (23.83%) BDD
6 606 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
7 486 (15.98%) Open Source
8 454 (14.92%) SOA
9 393 (12.92%) Software Engineering
10 362 (11.90%) MVC
11 354 (11.64%) Test Automation
12 311 (10.22%) Kanban
13 275 (9.04%) Continuous Delivery
14 247 (8.12%) E-Commerce
15 231 (7.59%) Pair Programming
16 217 (7.13%) Configuration Management
17 208 (6.84%) OO
18 201 (6.61%) Mentoring
19 191 (6.28%) High Availability
20 156 (5.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1966 (64.63%) Java
2 644 (21.17%) JavaScript
3 411 (13.51%) SQL
4 388 (12.75%) Python
5 355 (11.67%) Scala
6 330 (10.85%) C#
7 219 (7.20%) Ruby
8 114 (3.75%) Bash Shell
9 100 (3.29%) Groovy
10 93 (3.06%) Go
11 63 (2.07%) Shell Script
12 48 (1.58%) TypeScript
13 46 (1.51%) Perl
14 43 (1.41%) ES6
15 41 (1.35%) T-SQL
16 38 (1.25%) PL/SQL
17 37 (1.22%) PHP
18 31 (1.02%) C++
19 29 (0.95%) PowerShell
20 25 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 311 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 239 (7.86%) SC Cleared
3 118 (3.88%) Degree
4 68 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.49%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.20%) CISA
9 6 (0.20%) CISM
9 6 (0.20%) CISSP
10 5 (0.16%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.16%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.099%) PMP
12 2 (0.066%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.066%) ISEB
12 2 (0.066%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.033%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.033%) HND
13 1 (0.033%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (5.19%) QA
2 29 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.53%) GDPR
4 11 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.23%) GCP
6 6 (0.20%) FedRAMP
6 6 (0.20%) MiFID
7 3 (0.099%) WCAG
8 2 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.066%) EMIR
9 1 (0.033%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.033%) COBIT
9 1 (0.033%) HL7
9 1 (0.033%) PMO
System Software
1 902 (29.65%) Docker
2 91 (2.99%) HDFS
3 59 (1.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 21 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 20 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.46%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.33%) Xen
8 7 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.20%) vSphere
10 5 (0.16%) LXC
11 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.099%) pfSense
13 2 (0.066%) Varnish
14 1 (0.033%) vCloud
14 1 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 391 (12.85%) Puppet
2 371 (12.20%) Kubernetes
3 298 (9.80%) Ansible
4 182 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
5 159 (5.23%) Terraform
6 82 (2.70%) Kibana
7 74 (2.43%) logstash
8 52 (1.71%) Grafana
9 38 (1.25%) Mesos
10 30 (0.99%) HAProxy
11 24 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
12 23 (0.76%) Rancher
13 22 (0.72%) Graphite
14 18 (0.59%) Nagios
15 17 (0.56%) Consul
15 17 (0.56%) Prometheus
16 15 (0.49%) Marathon
17 10 (0.33%) Salt
18 8 (0.26%) ZABBIX
19 7 (0.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 262 (8.61%) Oracle
2 118 (3.88%) IBM
3 92 (3.02%) Microsoft
4 84 (2.76%) MuleSoft
5 79 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 68 (2.24%) Google
7 65 (2.14%) Splunk
8 63 (2.07%) SAP
9 55 (1.81%) AppDynamics
10 47 (1.55%) WSO2
11 44 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (1.38%) TIBCO
13 40 (1.31%) Atlassian
14 33 (1.08%) ATG
14 33 (1.08%) webMethods
15 32 (1.05%) VMware
16 30 (0.99%) Apigee
17 29 (0.95%) Adobe
18 24 (0.79%) Cloudera
19 23 (0.76%) Sitecore