Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 48 88
Rank change year-on-year +12 +40 +172
Contract jobs citing Microservices 5,143 4,385 2,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.67% 4.39% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 5.07% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,825 3,251 1,802
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £406 £388 £356
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.67% +252.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £32.75 £55.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £165.00 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50

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 78,960 86,443 77,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.02% 86.58% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,906 56,977 50,985
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,193 2,355 2,100
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -14.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% -7.41%

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 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +12 4,803 £525 +5.00% 567
London +18 2,970 £550 +4.76% 344
UK excluding London +10 2,121 £475 +5.56% 251
North of England +7 574 £478 +8.64% 59
South East +11 505 £475 - 61
Midlands +36 303 £465 +3.33% 52
South West +13 262 £550 +15.79% 18
North West +24 246 £510 +20.00% 30
Yorkshire -14 242 £475 +7.95% 21
West Midlands +52 219 £465 +3.33% 30
East of England +18 184 £500 - 33
Scotland +33 176 £475 +5.56% 18
Wales +5 87 £500 +5.26% 1
North East +35 85 £475 - 8
East Midlands +4 84 £450 -1.37% 22
Northern Ireland +20 21 £425 -7.61% 7
Channel Islands - 16 £475 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 2,857 (55.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2,559 (49.76%) Java
3 1,725 (33.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1,655 (32.18%) Docker
5 1,599 (31.09%) DevOps
6 1,525 (29.65%) TDD
7 1,292 (25.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,246 (24.23%) JavaScript
9 1,238 (24.07%) Kubernetes
10 1,202 (23.37%) Spring
11 1,039 (20.20%) Jenkins
12 1,019 (19.81%) .NET
13 1,018 (19.79%) Git (software)
14 998 (19.41%) REST
15 953 (18.53%) Finance
16 926 (18.01%) Spring Boot
17 906 (17.62%) Node.js
18 868 (16.88%) Java 8
19 860 (16.72%) SQL
20 838 (16.29%) RESTful
21 823 (16.00%) BDD
22 809 (15.73%) AngularJS
23 806 (15.67%) Scrum
24 798 (15.52%) Test Automation
25 776 (15.09%) C#
26 733 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
27 712 (13.84%) NoSQL
28 702 (13.65%) Web Services
28 702 (13.65%) Linux
29 682 (13.26%) Python

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
1 254 (4.94%) Confluence
2 215 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
3 152 (2.96%) Apache
4 124 (2.41%) Apache Spark
5 96 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 84 (1.63%) CMS
7 66 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 59 (1.15%) JBoss
9 55 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 50 (0.97%) nginx
11 46 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
12 41 (0.80%) Apache Solr
13 29 (0.56%) IIS
14 27 (0.52%) NServiceBus
14 27 (0.52%) SharePoint
15 25 (0.49%) OpenStack
16 24 (0.47%) Mule
17 22 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 21 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 21 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.097%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.058%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.039%) Sketch
5 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.019%) GIMP
6 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.019%) Stata
Business Applications
1 35 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.17%) Fredhopper
5 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.12%) Magento
6 6 (0.12%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.078%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.078%) SAP FI-CA
7 4 (0.078%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.058%) Quorum
8 3 (0.058%) Ripple XRP
9 2 (0.039%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.019%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.019%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.019%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.019%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,725 (33.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1,292 (25.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 391 (7.60%) Serverless
4 319 (6.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 229 (4.45%) AWS Lambda
6 218 (4.24%) PaaS
7 169 (3.29%) GitHub
8 168 (3.27%) SaaS
9 163 (3.17%) OpenShift
10 148 (2.88%) Amazon S3
11 144 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
12 132 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 108 (2.10%) Amazon SQS
14 83 (1.61%) IaaS
15 70 (1.36%) Apigee
16 64 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 63 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 63 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
18 60 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
19 55 (1.07%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 205 (3.99%) HTTP
2 113 (2.20%) SSL
3 108 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 83 (1.61%) DNS
5 82 (1.59%) FTP
6 58 (1.13%) Firewall
7 53 (1.03%) DHCP
7 53 (1.03%) IPsec
8 31 (0.60%) Internet
9 26 (0.51%) WAN
10 20 (0.39%) Network Security
11 19 (0.37%) AMQP
12 14 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (0.21%) VPN
14 10 (0.19%) Skype
15 9 (0.17%) Kerberos
15 9 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
16 8 (0.16%) LAN
17 7 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
18 5 (0.097%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 712 (13.84%) NoSQL
2 610 (11.86%) MongoDB
3 432 (8.40%) SQL Server
4 371 (7.21%) MySQL
5 323 (6.28%) Relational Database
6 320 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
7 235 (4.57%) Big Data
8 220 (4.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 188 (3.66%) Redis
10 153 (2.97%) RDBMS
11 150 (2.92%) Hadoop
12 146 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
13 114 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
14 111 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 97 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
16 89 (1.73%) Oracle Database
17 80 (1.56%) Data Lake
18 62 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
19 48 (0.93%) Power BI
20 42 (0.82%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,039 (20.20%) Jenkins
2 1,018 (19.79%) Git (software)
3 487 (9.47%) JIRA
4 340 (6.61%) Maven
5 310 (6.03%) JUnit
6 222 (4.32%) Selenium
7 193 (3.75%) Cucumber
8 184 (3.58%) Mockito
9 156 (3.03%) SonarQube
10 153 (2.97%) GitLab
11 127 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 119 (2.31%) Bitbucket
13 115 (2.24%) Visual Studio
14 109 (2.12%) SoapUI
15 107 (2.08%) Gradle
16 100 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
17 98 (1.91%) TeamCity
18 85 (1.65%) Travis CI
19 84 (1.63%) Artifactory
20 78 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 953 (18.53%) Finance
2 552 (10.73%) Banking
3 245 (4.76%) Retail
4 82 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 76 (1.48%) Marketing
6 73 (1.42%) Law
7 69 (1.34%) Front Office
8 60 (1.17%) Legal
9 36 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 34 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 30 (0.58%) Publishing
12 28 (0.54%) Games
13 23 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.37%) Advertising
15 17 (0.33%) Back Office
16 16 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 15 (0.29%) Electronics
18 12 (0.23%) Automotive
19 5 (0.097%) German Language
20 3 (0.058%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,915 (56.68%) Developer
2 1,317 (25.61%) Java Developer
3 752 (14.62%) Architect
4 524 (10.19%) Senior Developer
5 410 (7.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 343 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 343 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 300 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
8 253 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
9 215 (4.18%) AWS Developer
10 210 (4.08%) C# Developer
11 176 (3.42%) React Developer
12 162 (3.15%) Software Engineer
13 159 (3.09%) Python Developer
14 158 (3.07%) AWS Engineer
15 157 (3.05%) Java Engineer
16 149 (2.90%) JavaScript Developer
17 147 (2.86%) Node.js Developer
18 145 (2.82%) Lead Developer
19 139 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,202 (23.37%) Spring
2 1,019 (19.81%) .NET
3 998 (19.41%) REST
4 926 (18.01%) Spring Boot
5 906 (17.62%) Node.js
6 838 (16.29%) RESTful
7 809 (15.73%) AngularJS
8 702 (13.65%) Web Services
9 615 (11.96%) React
10 564 (10.97%) Kafka
11 523 (10.17%) HTML
12 476 (9.26%) CSS
13 421 (8.19%) JSON
14 402 (7.82%) .NET Core
15 393 (7.64%) SOAP
16 315 (6.12%) Hibernate
17 289 (5.62%) XML
18 278 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
19 265 (5.15%) HTML5
20 258 (5.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 392 (7.62%) Greenfield Project
2 172 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
2 172 (3.34%) User Experience
3 148 (2.88%) Cloud Native
4 126 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
5 118 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 107 (2.08%) Public Cloud
7 94 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 76 (1.48%) Algorithms
9 69 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 67 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 47 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
12 45 (0.87%) Hedge funds
13 44 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
14 31 (0.60%) iPad
15 29 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 28 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
16 28 (0.54%) N-Tier
17 26 (0.51%) Equities
17 26 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 702 (13.65%) Linux
2 299 (5.81%) Unix
3 150 (2.92%) Windows
4 140 (2.72%) CentOS
5 101 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 83 (1.61%) Mac OS X
7 68 (1.32%) Android
8 64 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 25 (0.49%) VMS
10 22 (0.43%) Windows Server
11 21 (0.41%) CoreOS
12 20 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.097%) AIX
15 4 (0.078%) Solaris
15 4 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.058%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.039%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.039%) Windows 10
18 1 (0.019%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,857 (55.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,599 (31.09%) DevOps
3 1,525 (29.65%) TDD
4 823 (16.00%) BDD
5 806 (15.67%) Scrum
6 798 (15.52%) Test Automation
7 733 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
8 534 (10.38%) Software Engineering
9 419 (8.15%) SOA
10 401 (7.80%) Open Source
11 339 (6.59%) E-Commerce
12 333 (6.47%) MVC
13 321 (6.24%) Kanban
14 311 (6.05%) Migration
15 300 (5.83%) OO
16 298 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
17 290 (5.64%) Pair Programming
18 276 (5.37%) Fintech
19 275 (5.35%) SDLC
20 269 (5.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,559 (49.76%) Java
2 1,246 (24.23%) JavaScript
3 868 (16.88%) Java 8
4 860 (16.72%) SQL
5 776 (15.09%) C#
6 682 (13.26%) Python
7 231 (4.49%) TypeScript
8 215 (4.18%) Scala
9 189 (3.67%) ES6
10 183 (3.56%) Bash Shell
11 163 (3.17%) Go
12 113 (2.20%) Ruby
13 94 (1.83%) PHP
14 69 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 68 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 64 (1.24%) C++
16 64 (1.24%) ES7
16 64 (1.24%) Kotlin
17 54 (1.05%) Perl
18 52 (1.01%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 320 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 254 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 115 (2.24%) Degree
4 58 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 46 (0.89%) AWS Certification
6 36 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 27 (0.52%) ISEB
9 25 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (0.45%) DBS Check
10 23 (0.45%) Sun Certification
11 21 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.39%) OCPJP
13 19 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
14 13 (0.25%) CISSP
15 8 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
16 7 (0.14%) CISM
16 7 (0.14%) PhD
16 7 (0.14%) RHCSA
17 6 (0.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (3.42%) QA
2 39 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 27 (0.52%) WCAG
4 24 (0.47%) NIST
5 16 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.27%) NCSC
6 14 (0.27%) PSD2
7 11 (0.21%) GDPR
8 5 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.097%) SEPA
9 4 (0.078%) FATCA
9 4 (0.078%) SLA
10 3 (0.058%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.039%) EMIR
11 2 (0.039%) MiFID
11 2 (0.039%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.019%) IFRS
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.019%) PMO
System Software
1 1,655 (32.18%) Docker
2 78 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
3 66 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.58%) Apache Flume
5 24 (0.47%) HDFS
6 21 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (0.31%) LXC
8 11 (0.21%) Postfix
9 10 (0.19%) vSphere
10 9 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.097%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.078%) Varnish
14 3 (0.058%) OpenDJ
14 3 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.039%) Hyper-V
15 2 (0.039%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.019%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1,238 (24.07%) Kubernetes
2 536 (10.42%) Terraform
3 455 (8.85%) Ansible
4 350 (6.81%) Puppet
5 217 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (2.06%) Grafana
7 71 (1.38%) Packer
8 70 (1.36%) Kibana
9 58 (1.13%) Prometheus
10 46 (0.89%) Consul
11 36 (0.70%) Mesos
12 34 (0.66%) logstash
13 32 (0.62%) Marathon
13 32 (0.62%) Rancher
14 30 (0.58%) Salt
15 24 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
16 20 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
17 15 (0.29%) Graphite
18 14 (0.27%) Istio
19 13 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 352 (6.84%) Microsoft
2 332 (6.46%) Oracle
3 284 (5.52%) Google
4 115 (2.24%) Red Hat
5 112 (2.18%) MuleSoft
6 97 (1.89%) Splunk
7 74 (1.44%) IBM
7 74 (1.44%) SAP
8 60 (1.17%) Atlassian
9 51 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 48 (0.93%) hybris
11 45 (0.87%) VMware
12 36 (0.70%) WSO2
13 32 (0.62%) Tableau
14 30 (0.58%) Adobe
15 28 (0.54%) Pega
16 26 (0.51%) AppDynamics
17 25 (0.49%) Sitecore
17 25 (0.49%) webMethods
18 22 (0.43%) Veracode