Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 129 353
Rank change year-on-year +69 +224 +422
Contract jobs citing Microservices 3,505 1,903 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.51% 2.00% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 2.38% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,628 1,403 465
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £398 £350 £363
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 84,764 79,812 89,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.84% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,572 52,927 58,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,044 2,187 2,615
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +20.93%

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 25 February 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
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 25 February 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 +72 3,330 £500 - 973
London +42 2,031 £525 +2.44% 577
UK excluding London +101 1,449 £475 +5.56% 440
South East +127 449 £480 +1.05% 130
North of England +70 446 £450 - 130
Yorkshire +70 270 £441 -1.94% 42
Midlands +66 157 £495 +7.61% 55
North West +37 143 £425 -2.86% 78
South West +65 132 £475 +18.75% 32
East of England +44 126 £500 -4.76% 48
East Midlands +44 102 £475 - 33
Scotland +6 81 £425 +18.88% 33
North East +43 60 £482 +8.56% 10
West Midlands +15 55 £500 +8.70% 22
Wales -6 49 £475 +15.15% 8
Northern Ireland - 25 £425 - 4
Channel Islands +2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 2,319 (66.16%) Agile Software Development
2 2,167 (61.83%) Java
3 1,407 (40.14%) TDD
4 1,039 (29.64%) Spring
5 1,031 (29.42%) DevOps
6 986 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
7 934 (26.65%) JavaScript
8 913 (26.05%) Docker
9 898 (25.62%) Git (software)
10 868 (24.76%) REST
11 857 (24.45%) BDD
12 824 (23.51%) RESTful
13 817 (23.31%) Continuous Integration
14 794 (22.65%) Scrum
15 786 (22.43%) Jenkins
16 650 (18.54%) Node.js
17 644 (18.37%) Test Automation
18 639 (18.23%) NoSQL
19 637 (18.17%) Web Services
20 614 (17.52%) Spring Boot
21 574 (16.38%) Linux
22 557 (15.89%) AngularJS
23 543 (15.49%) .NET
24 538 (15.35%) C#
25 503 (14.35%) MongoDB
26 500 (14.27%) Software Engineering
27 488 (13.92%) SQL
27 488 (13.92%) Open Source
28 485 (13.84%) Finance
29 481 (13.72%) HTML

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
1 365 (10.41%) Confluence
2 252 (7.19%) Elasticsearch
3 138 (3.94%) Apache
4 118 (3.37%) Tomcat
5 117 (3.34%) Apache Spark
6 108 (3.08%) JBoss
7 98 (2.80%) WebLogic
8 96 (2.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 80 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 77 (2.20%) WildFly
11 72 (2.05%) nginx
12 45 (1.28%) Apache Solr
13 39 (1.11%) WebSphere
14 37 (1.06%) CMS
15 32 (0.91%) IIS
16 30 (0.86%) OpenStack
17 25 (0.71%) Mule
18 21 (0.60%) Jetty
19 20 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 20 (0.57%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.057%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.057%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 33 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.086%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.029%) Magento
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 986 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 456 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (5.34%) GitHub
4 149 (4.25%) PaaS
5 115 (3.28%) Slack
6 113 (3.22%) Amazon EC2
7 110 (3.14%) Serverless
8 90 (2.57%) IaaS
9 84 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 82 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 80 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
12 77 (2.20%) Amazon S3
13 61 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
14 58 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
15 52 (1.48%) OpenShift
16 44 (1.26%) SaaS
17 41 (1.17%) Google Analytics
18 38 (1.08%) npm
19 28 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 27 (0.77%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 166 (4.74%) HTTP
2 109 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 102 (2.91%) SSL
4 51 (1.46%) Firewall
5 50 (1.43%) DNS
6 43 (1.23%) FTP
7 37 (1.06%) Internet
8 27 (0.77%) Kerberos
9 21 (0.60%) SMS
10 19 (0.54%) SMTP
11 17 (0.49%) DHCP
12 14 (0.40%) IPsec
12 14 (0.40%) SSH
13 12 (0.34%) BIG-IP
14 10 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (0.23%) AMQP
15 8 (0.23%) Network Security
16 5 (0.14%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.14%) VPN
17 4 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 639 (18.23%) NoSQL
2 503 (14.35%) MongoDB
3 377 (10.76%) PostgreSQL
4 341 (9.73%) MySQL
5 294 (8.39%) Relational Database
6 242 (6.90%) SQL Server
7 211 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 164 (4.68%) Big Data
9 150 (4.28%) RDBMS
10 148 (4.22%) Hadoop
11 101 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 86 (2.45%) Redis
13 65 (1.85%) HBase
14 62 (1.77%) Neo4j
15 32 (0.91%) DB2
16 28 (0.80%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.68%) Couchbase
18 22 (0.63%) Endeca
19 20 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
20 19 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 898 (25.62%) Git (software)
2 786 (22.43%) Jenkins
3 480 (13.69%) JIRA
4 422 (12.04%) Maven
5 347 (9.90%) JUnit
6 238 (6.79%) Cucumber
7 234 (6.68%) Mockito
8 177 (5.05%) Selenium
9 156 (4.45%) SonarQube
10 154 (4.39%) Gradle
11 139 (3.97%) TeamCity
12 135 (3.85%) IntelliJ
13 117 (3.34%) Jasmine
14 97 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 90 (2.57%) Checkstyle
16 88 (2.51%) Vagrant
17 82 (2.34%) Eclipse
18 72 (2.05%) gulp
18 72 (2.05%) Liquibase
18 72 (2.05%) Subversion
General
1 485 (13.84%) Finance
2 355 (10.13%) Banking
3 159 (4.54%) Retail
4 85 (2.43%) Marketing
5 82 (2.34%) Games
6 47 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 47 (1.34%) Law
7 44 (1.26%) Publishing
8 40 (1.14%) Advertising
9 39 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 33 (0.94%) Front Office
11 27 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 27 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 19 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.49%) Electronics
14 10 (0.29%) Legal
15 7 (0.20%) Back Office
16 6 (0.17%) Automotive
16 6 (0.17%) Billing
17 3 (0.086%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 2,195 (62.62%) Developer
2 1,219 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 446 (12.72%) Architect
4 440 (12.55%) Senior Developer
5 267 (7.62%) .NET Developer
6 265 (7.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 235 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 190 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
9 175 (4.99%) Agile Developer
10 173 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
11 169 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
12 164 (4.68%) C# Developer
13 151 (4.31%) Software Engineer
14 150 (4.28%) Scala Developer
15 134 (3.82%) Agile Java Developer
16 122 (3.48%) Java Engineer
17 110 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
18 89 (2.54%) Technical Architect
19 88 (2.51%) Senior DevOps
20 87 (2.48%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,039 (29.64%) Spring
2 868 (24.76%) REST
3 824 (23.51%) RESTful
4 650 (18.54%) Node.js
5 637 (18.17%) Web Services
6 614 (17.52%) Spring Boot
7 557 (15.89%) AngularJS
8 543 (15.49%) .NET
9 481 (13.72%) HTML
10 439 (12.52%) Hibernate
11 438 (12.50%) CSS
12 418 (11.93%) React
13 338 (9.64%) Kafka
14 304 (8.67%) JSON
15 300 (8.56%) HTML5
16 275 (7.85%) SOAP
17 272 (7.76%) ASP.NET
18 243 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
19 225 (6.42%) J2EE
20 220 (6.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 260 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
2 157 (4.48%) User Experience
3 145 (4.14%) Fintech
4 114 (3.25%) Public Cloud
5 108 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 102 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
7 93 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 75 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 52 (1.48%) Algorithms
10 48 (1.37%) iPad
11 46 (1.31%) Computer Science
11 46 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 44 (1.26%) Cloud Native
13 43 (1.23%) Data Structures
14 41 (1.17%) Blog
15 31 (0.88%) Mainframe
16 30 (0.86%) Online Banking
17 29 (0.83%) Clustering
17 29 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
18 24 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 574 (16.38%) Linux
2 292 (8.33%) Unix
3 131 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 104 (2.97%) Windows
5 69 (1.97%) VMS
6 56 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 51 (1.46%) Android
8 29 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 21 (0.60%) CentOS
10 18 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.40%) Windows Server
12 10 (0.29%) Solaris
13 5 (0.14%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.14%) DC/OS
14 4 (0.11%) Debian
15 3 (0.086%) Fedora
15 3 (0.086%) SUSE
15 3 (0.086%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.057%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,319 (66.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,407 (40.14%) TDD
3 1,031 (29.42%) DevOps
4 857 (24.45%) BDD
5 817 (23.31%) Continuous Integration
6 794 (22.65%) Scrum
7 644 (18.37%) Test Automation
8 500 (14.27%) Software Engineering
9 488 (13.92%) Open Source
10 437 (12.47%) SOA
11 428 (12.21%) MVC
12 375 (10.70%) E-Commerce
13 367 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
14 360 (10.27%) OO
15 349 (9.96%) Kanban
16 275 (7.85%) Domain-Driven Design
17 258 (7.36%) Configuration Management
18 254 (7.25%) Mentoring
19 238 (6.79%) Pair Programming
20 208 (5.93%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 2,167 (61.83%) Java
2 934 (26.65%) JavaScript
3 538 (15.35%) C#
4 488 (13.92%) SQL
5 414 (11.81%) Python
6 362 (10.33%) Scala
7 161 (4.59%) Ruby
8 150 (4.28%) Bash Shell
9 134 (3.82%) Groovy
10 110 (3.14%) Go
11 87 (2.48%) Perl
12 86 (2.45%) PHP
13 72 (2.05%) JPQL
13 72 (2.05%) Shell Script
14 70 (2.00%) ES6
15 48 (1.37%) PowerShell
16 47 (1.34%) Kotlin
17 43 (1.23%) TypeScript
18 40 (1.14%) T-SQL
19 35 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 230 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 169 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 107 (3.05%) Degree
4 37 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.14%) APMG
8 5 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.11%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.11%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.11%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.086%) CCSP
10 3 (0.086%) CISA
10 3 (0.086%) CISM
10 3 (0.086%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.086%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.057%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.057%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.057%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (6.56%) QA
2 27 (0.77%) SLA
3 26 (0.74%) GDPR
4 23 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.49%) GCP
6 15 (0.43%) MiFID
6 15 (0.43%) WCAG
7 13 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.29%) EMIR
9 9 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.26%) PSD2
10 7 (0.20%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.086%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.086%) SEPA
13 2 (0.057%) RosettaNet
14 1 (0.029%) HL7
System Software
1 913 (26.05%) Docker
2 42 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 38 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.94%) Active Directory
5 28 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 28 (0.80%) HDFS
6 10 (0.29%) vSphere
7 9 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.14%) Xen
11 3 (0.086%) flannel
11 3 (0.086%) Varnish
12 1 (0.029%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.029%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.029%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 370 (10.56%) Puppet
2 327 (9.33%) Ansible
3 319 (9.10%) Kubernetes
4 188 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
5 172 (4.91%) Terraform
6 123 (3.51%) Kibana
7 109 (3.11%) Grafana
8 83 (2.37%) logstash
9 60 (1.71%) Mesos
10 31 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
11 26 (0.74%) Consul
12 24 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
13 19 (0.54%) Nagios
13 19 (0.54%) Nessus
14 18 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (0.51%) HAProxy
15 17 (0.49%) Packer
16 16 (0.46%) Prometheus
16 16 (0.46%) Salt
17 14 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 226 (6.45%) Oracle
2 163 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 137 (3.91%) Splunk
4 136 (3.88%) Google
5 95 (2.71%) Red Hat
6 90 (2.57%) AppDynamics
7 70 (2.00%) IBM
8 58 (1.65%) MuleSoft
9 48 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 42 (1.20%) VMware
11 34 (0.97%) SAP
12 31 (0.88%) Adobe
12 31 (0.88%) New Relic
13 29 (0.83%) TIBCO
13 29 (0.83%) webMethods
13 29 (0.83%) WSO2
14 21 (0.60%) ATG
14 21 (0.60%) Hortonworks
15 20 (0.57%) Sitecore
16 19 (0.54%) Salesforce.com