Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 173 455
Rank change year-on-year +99 +282 +376
Contract jobs citing Microservices 3292 1609 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.19% 1.53% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 1.82% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2509 1179 351
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -2.06%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £363
90th Percentile £638 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £482
% change year-on-year +5.56% -6.64% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 -
% change year-on-year -12.20% - -

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +107 3129 £503 +4.69% 562
London +74 1972 £525 +5.00% 375
UK excluding London +121 1295 £475 +5.56% 206
South East +143 466 £475 +2.70% 49
North of England +59 312 £450 -5.26% 70
Yorkshire +58 192 £461 -2.89% 26
Midlands +87 150 £500 -1.96% 25
East of England +69 123 £500 +11.11% 16
North West +46 112 £500 +11.11% 39
South West +38 107 £450 +2.86% 26
Scotland +42 91 £400 - 15
East Midlands +44 85 £500 -9.09% 9
West Midlands +52 64 £500 +12.36% 16
North East +20 37 £500 +5.26% 5
Wales +16 33 £450 +5.88% 5
Northern Ireland - 19 £395 -
Channel Islands +7 5 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 2137 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 2135 (64.85%) Java
3 1400 (42.53%) TDD
4 1028 (31.23%) Spring
5 969 (29.43%) Docker
6 934 (28.37%) REST
7 920 (27.95%) DevOps
8 899 (27.31%) Amazon AWS
9 872 (26.49%) BDD
10 835 (25.36%) Scrum
11 790 (24.00%) Git (software)
12 752 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
13 733 (22.27%) JavaScript
14 720 (21.87%) RESTful
15 689 (20.93%) Jenkins
16 673 (20.44%) Linux
17 633 (19.23%) NoSQL
18 611 (18.56%) Spring Boot
19 604 (18.35%) Web Services
20 576 (17.50%) Node.js
21 475 (14.43%) SOA
22 474 (14.40%) JIRA
23 469 (14.25%) MongoDB
24 468 (14.22%) SQL
25 458 (13.91%) Finance
26 455 (13.82%) Open Source
27 452 (13.73%) Software Engineering
28 438 (13.30%) PostgreSQL
29 425 (12.91%) Test Automation
30 420 (12.76%) 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
1 376 (11.42%) Confluence
2 230 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
3 185 (5.62%) Apache Spark
4 141 (4.28%) Apache
5 116 (3.52%) JBoss
6 107 (3.25%) Apache Solr
7 103 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 102 (3.10%) Tomcat
9 101 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 74 (2.25%) WebLogic
11 66 (2.00%) nginx
12 61 (1.85%) WildFly
13 51 (1.55%) CMS
14 45 (1.37%) WebSphere
15 41 (1.25%) OpenStack
16 23 (0.70%) Mule
17 21 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
18 19 (0.58%) IIS
19 18 (0.55%) Jetty
20 14 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.061%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.030%) HipChat
5 1 (0.030%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (1.31%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.27%) Magento
4 7 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.091%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.091%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.061%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.030%) BASE24
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.030%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 899 (27.31%) Amazon AWS
2 403 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (6.08%) GitHub
4 139 (4.22%) PaaS
5 105 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
6 94 (2.86%) Slack
7 89 (2.70%) Serverless
8 72 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 68 (2.07%) Amazon S3
10 65 (1.97%) OpenShift
11 58 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
12 53 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
13 52 (1.58%) SaaS
14 50 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
15 46 (1.40%) IaaS
16 38 (1.15%) Heroku
17 35 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
18 33 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 20 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 18 (0.55%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 169 (5.13%) HTTP
2 78 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 70 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 65 (1.97%) SSL
5 45 (1.37%) Internet
6 42 (1.28%) Firewall
7 29 (0.88%) DNS
8 20 (0.61%) DSL
9 13 (0.39%) AMQP
9 13 (0.39%) FTP
10 12 (0.36%) BIG-IP
11 11 (0.33%) SMTP
12 10 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (0.27%) LAN
13 9 (0.27%) SMS
13 9 (0.27%) WAN
14 7 (0.21%) Intranet
14 7 (0.21%) LDAP
14 7 (0.21%) SSH
15 6 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (19.23%) NoSQL
2 469 (14.25%) MongoDB
3 438 (13.30%) PostgreSQL
4 336 (10.21%) MySQL
5 268 (8.14%) Hadoop
6 261 (7.93%) Relational Database
7 244 (7.41%) Big Data
8 216 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 208 (6.32%) SQL Server
10 180 (5.47%) HBase
11 148 (4.50%) RDBMS
12 86 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 69 (2.10%) Redis
14 41 (1.25%) Neo4j
15 38 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
16 31 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
17 30 (0.91%) Oracle Database
18 26 (0.79%) Endeca
19 24 (0.73%) DB2
20 22 (0.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 790 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 689 (20.93%) Jenkins
3 474 (14.40%) JIRA
4 361 (10.97%) Maven
5 312 (9.48%) JUnit
6 295 (8.96%) Cucumber
7 221 (6.71%) Mockito
8 191 (5.80%) IntelliJ
9 156 (4.74%) Selenium
10 143 (4.34%) TeamCity
11 117 (3.55%) SonarQube
12 114 (3.46%) Gradle
13 94 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
14 84 (2.55%) GitLab
15 73 (2.22%) Vagrant
16 70 (2.13%) Checkstyle
17 64 (1.94%) Eclipse
17 64 (1.94%) Subversion
18 62 (1.88%) Jasmine
19 55 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 458 (13.91%) Finance
2 323 (9.81%) Banking
3 134 (4.07%) Retail
4 91 (2.76%) Marketing
5 69 (2.10%) Games
6 62 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 56 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 55 (1.67%) Front Office
9 45 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 44 (1.34%) Electronics
11 43 (1.31%) Publishing
12 42 (1.28%) Law
13 32 (0.97%) Advertising
14 22 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.30%) Billing
16 9 (0.27%) Automotive
17 6 (0.18%) Back Office
18 5 (0.15%) International Banking
18 5 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2061 (62.61%) Developer
2 1162 (35.30%) Java Developer
3 405 (12.30%) Architect
4 378 (11.48%) Senior Developer
5 229 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 228 (6.93%) .NET Developer
7 221 (6.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 188 (5.71%) Scala Developer
9 175 (5.32%) Full Stack Developer
10 164 (4.98%) Agile Developer
11 163 (4.95%) C# Developer
12 148 (4.50%) Software Engineer
13 128 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
14 124 (3.77%) Java Engineer
14 124 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
15 115 (3.49%) Agile Java Developer
16 111 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
17 100 (3.04%) AWS Developer
18 94 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
19 82 (2.49%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1028 (31.23%) Spring
2 934 (28.37%) REST
3 720 (21.87%) RESTful
4 611 (18.56%) Spring Boot
5 604 (18.35%) Web Services
6 576 (17.50%) Node.js
7 420 (12.76%) AngularJS
8 415 (12.61%) .NET
9 395 (12.00%) HTML
10 365 (11.09%) Kafka
11 360 (10.94%) CSS
12 348 (10.57%) Hibernate
13 312 (9.48%) JSON
14 293 (8.90%) React
15 248 (7.53%) HTML5
16 237 (7.20%) J2EE
17 230 (6.99%) SOAP
18 204 (6.20%) XML
19 197 (5.98%) ASP.NET
20 176 (5.35%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 208 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
2 142 (4.31%) User Experience
3 127 (3.86%) Fintech
4 94 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 88 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 86 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 82 (2.49%) Public Cloud
8 78 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 78 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
9 62 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 60 (1.82%) Data Structures
11 59 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 57 (1.73%) Cloud Native
13 48 (1.46%) Blog
14 43 (1.31%) Clustering
15 33 (1.00%) Derivative
15 33 (1.00%) iPad
16 26 (0.79%) Social Media
17 19 (0.58%) Replication
18 18 (0.55%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 673 (20.44%) Linux
2 268 (8.14%) Unix
3 127 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 107 (3.25%) Windows
5 55 (1.67%) VMS
6 36 (1.09%) Android
7 32 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 29 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.49%) Solaris
10 14 (0.43%) Windows Server
11 12 (0.36%) CentOS
12 10 (0.30%) AIX
13 8 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.21%) CoreOS
14 7 (0.21%) HPUX
15 4 (0.12%) DC/OS
15 4 (0.12%) Fedora
15 4 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.12%) SUSE
16 3 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2137 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1400 (42.53%) TDD
3 920 (27.95%) DevOps
4 872 (26.49%) BDD
5 835 (25.36%) Scrum
6 752 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
7 475 (14.43%) SOA
8 455 (13.82%) Open Source
9 452 (13.73%) Software Engineering
10 425 (12.91%) Test Automation
11 386 (11.73%) MVC
12 361 (10.97%) Kanban
13 301 (9.14%) Continuous Delivery
14 297 (9.02%) E-Commerce
15 285 (8.66%) OO
16 264 (8.02%) Pair Programming
17 255 (7.75%) Configuration Management
18 233 (7.08%) Mentoring
19 229 (6.96%) Domain-Driven Design
20 216 (6.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2135 (64.85%) Java
2 733 (22.27%) JavaScript
3 468 (14.22%) SQL
4 404 (12.27%) Python
5 399 (12.12%) C#
6 390 (11.85%) Scala
7 178 (5.41%) Ruby
8 136 (4.13%) Bash Shell
9 123 (3.74%) Groovy
10 99 (3.01%) Go
11 67 (2.04%) PHP
12 60 (1.82%) ES6
12 60 (1.82%) Perl
12 60 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 53 (1.61%) JPQL
14 41 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 40 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 40 (1.22%) TypeScript
16 36 (1.09%) PowerShell
17 30 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 301 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 238 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 116 (3.52%) Degree
4 60 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 9 (0.27%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.15%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.12%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.091%) APMG
12 3 (0.091%) CCSP
12 3 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.061%) CISA
13 2 (0.061%) CISM
13 2 (0.061%) CISSP
13 2 (0.061%) ISEB
13 2 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (5.92%) QA
2 18 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.52%) GDPR
4 8 (0.24%) MiFID
5 7 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.21%) GCP
5 7 (0.21%) WCAG
6 4 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.12%) PSD2
7 2 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.061%) EMIR
7 2 (0.061%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.061%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.030%) COBIT
8 1 (0.030%) HL7
8 1 (0.030%) PMO
8 1 (0.030%) SLA
System Software
1 969 (29.43%) Docker
2 92 (2.79%) HDFS
3 60 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 24 (0.73%) Active Directory
5 22 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.36%) Xen
8 9 (0.27%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.24%) vSphere
10 5 (0.15%) LXC
11 2 (0.061%) Varnish
12 1 (0.030%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.030%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.030%) vCloud
12 1 (0.030%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 395 (12.00%) Puppet
2 372 (11.30%) Kubernetes
3 358 (10.87%) Ansible
4 193 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
5 185 (5.62%) Terraform
6 123 (3.74%) Kibana
7 98 (2.98%) Grafana
7 98 (2.98%) logstash
8 38 (1.15%) Mesos
9 24 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
9 24 (0.73%) HAProxy
10 21 (0.64%) Rancher
11 20 (0.61%) Prometheus
12 18 (0.55%) Consul
13 14 (0.43%) Salt
14 13 (0.39%) Nagios
15 12 (0.36%) Graphite
15 12 (0.36%) Packer
16 11 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
16 11 (0.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 267 (8.11%) Oracle
2 128 (3.89%) Microsoft
3 115 (3.49%) IBM
4 112 (3.40%) Splunk
5 96 (2.92%) Google
6 85 (2.58%) AppDynamics
7 81 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 64 (1.94%) MuleSoft
9 60 (1.82%) SAP
10 51 (1.55%) WSO2
11 37 (1.12%) ATG
11 37 (1.12%) Atlassian
12 33 (1.00%) TIBCO
13 29 (0.88%) VMware
13 29 (0.88%) webMethods
14 28 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
15 27 (0.82%) Adobe
16 26 (0.79%) Apigee
17 25 (0.76%) New Relic
18 24 (0.73%) Sitecore