Period
to 25 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 37 66
Rank change year-on-year -5 +29 +72
Contract jobs citing Microservices 3,676 5,663 3,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.13% 5.69% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 6.52% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 4,162 2,583
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £388
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% -

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 61,043 86,892 86,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.24% 87.32% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,677 57,443 57,977
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £284 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,025 2,210 2,067
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.70 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.95% +2.71% -1.14%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.56 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 -1 3,423 £535 +1.90% 1,463
London +5 2,226 £550 - 830
UK excluding London -8 1,393 £488 +1.56% 724
North of England -3 420 £475 - 226
South East -34 258 £500 +2.56% 158
Midlands -7 222 £475 +1.06% 106
South West -10 205 £500 -3.85% 74
Yorkshire +5 193 £500 +11.11% 64
North West +12 170 £475 - 136
West Midlands -11 154 £500 +8.11% 55
Scotland +4 135 £488 +8.33% 52
East of England -19 84 £500 -1.96% 69
East Midlands -4 68 £425 -12.82% 51
Wales +10 61 £488 +11.43% 34
North East -11 57 £430 -11.07% 26
Northern Ireland +18 15 £425 - 5
Channel Islands -5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 1,923 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,822 (49.56%) Java
3 1,239 (33.71%) AWS
4 1,214 (33.03%) Docker
5 1,063 (28.92%) DevOps
6 999 (27.18%) Azure
7 954 (25.95%) Kubernetes
8 906 (24.65%) TDD
9 877 (23.86%) JavaScript
10 806 (21.93%) Spring
11 728 (19.80%) .NET
12 727 (19.78%) C#
13 685 (18.63%) Python
14 675 (18.36%) Finance
15 666 (18.12%) Scrum
16 651 (17.71%) SQL
17 649 (17.66%) Git (software)
18 637 (17.33%) Jenkins
19 609 (16.57%) Node.js
20 608 (16.54%) REST
21 601 (16.35%) AngularJS
22 595 (16.19%) Web Services
23 555 (15.10%) Spring Boot
24 550 (14.96%) Software Engineering
25 524 (14.25%) RESTful
26 506 (13.76%) React
27 505 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
28 470 (12.79%) BDD
29 460 (12.51%) Test Automation
30 452 (12.30%) Java 8

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
1 176 (4.79%) Confluence
2 159 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
3 81 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 68 (1.85%) nginx
5 65 (1.77%) Apache
6 61 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 52 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 39 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 32 (0.87%) JBoss
10 30 (0.82%) CMS
11 24 (0.65%) IIS
12 19 (0.52%) Jupyter
13 18 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.41%) SharePoint
15 14 (0.38%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.35%) NServiceBus
17 12 (0.33%) Jetty
18 11 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 10 (0.27%) Anypoint
20 9 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (0.33%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.27%) GIMP
3 8 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.082%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.054%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 38 (1.03%) FINCAD Analytics
2 23 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 9 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.22%) PolarLake
5 8 (0.22%) thinkFolio
6 7 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.16%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.11%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.082%) Eikon
9 3 (0.082%) SAP FI-CA
9 3 (0.082%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.054%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.027%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.027%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 1 (0.027%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,239 (33.71%) AWS
2 999 (27.18%) Azure
3 347 (9.44%) GCP
4 308 (8.38%) Serverless
5 172 (4.68%) GitHub
6 166 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
7 161 (4.38%) OpenShift
8 142 (3.86%) PaaS
9 124 (3.37%) SaaS
10 118 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
11 86 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
12 75 (2.04%) Amazon S3
12 75 (2.04%) IaaS
13 66 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
14 47 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
15 43 (1.17%) Apigee
15 43 (1.17%) Azure Functions
16 41 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
17 38 (1.03%) AWS Step Functions
18 37 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (3.51%) HTTP
2 74 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 73 (1.99%) SSL
4 35 (0.95%) DNS
5 28 (0.76%) VPN
6 24 (0.65%) Internet
7 21 (0.57%) FTP
8 20 (0.54%) DHCP
9 19 (0.52%) Firewall
10 14 (0.38%) MQTT
11 9 (0.24%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.22%) IPsec
13 7 (0.19%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.14%) 4G
14 5 (0.14%) SSH
15 4 (0.11%) DSL
16 3 (0.082%) DMZ
16 3 (0.082%) Extranet
16 3 (0.082%) NetScaler
16 3 (0.082%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (11.78%) NoSQL
2 364 (9.90%) MongoDB
3 312 (8.49%) SQL Server
4 302 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
5 288 (7.83%) MySQL
6 203 (5.52%) Relational Database
7 138 (3.75%) Big Data
8 115 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
9 102 (2.77%) Redis
10 95 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 89 (2.42%) Hadoop
12 86 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 82 (2.23%) RDBMS
14 73 (1.99%) Amazon Aurora
15 63 (1.71%) Amazon Athena
16 49 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
17 46 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
17 46 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
18 45 (1.22%) HBase
19 43 (1.17%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 649 (17.66%) Git (software)
2 637 (17.33%) Jenkins
3 308 (8.38%) JIRA
4 255 (6.94%) Maven
5 243 (6.61%) JUnit
6 168 (4.57%) Selenium
7 156 (4.24%) Cucumber
8 140 (3.81%) Gradle
8 140 (3.81%) Mockito
9 117 (3.18%) TeamCity
10 102 (2.77%) GitLab
11 96 (2.61%) SonarQube
12 85 (2.31%) Bitbucket
13 74 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
14 64 (1.74%) Artifactory
15 62 (1.69%) CircleCI
15 62 (1.69%) Gatling
15 62 (1.69%) gulp
16 59 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
17 57 (1.55%) JMeter
General
1 675 (18.36%) Finance
2 358 (9.74%) Banking
3 276 (7.51%) Public Sector
4 181 (4.92%) Front Office
5 85 (2.31%) Retail
6 74 (2.01%) Marketing
7 67 (1.82%) Law
8 57 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 54 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 31 (0.84%) Games
11 23 (0.63%) Publishing
12 22 (0.60%) Legal
12 22 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 19 (0.52%) Back Office
15 17 (0.46%) Electronics
16 13 (0.35%) Billing
17 12 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.30%) Advertising
19 9 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,127 (57.86%) Developer
2 950 (25.84%) Java Developer
3 346 (9.41%) Senior Developer
4 345 (9.39%) Architect
5 303 (8.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 286 (7.78%) .NET Developer
7 211 (5.74%) Full Stack Developer
8 204 (5.55%) Software Engineer
9 200 (5.44%) AWS Developer
10 191 (5.20%) C# Developer
11 166 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
12 165 (4.49%) React Developer
13 162 (4.41%) Python Developer
14 145 (3.94%) AWS Engineer
15 134 (3.65%) Java Engineer
16 122 (3.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 121 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
18 97 (2.64%) Node.js Developer
19 92 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
20 90 (2.45%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 806 (21.93%) Spring
2 728 (19.80%) .NET
3 609 (16.57%) Node.js
4 608 (16.54%) REST
5 601 (16.35%) AngularJS
6 595 (16.19%) Web Services
7 555 (15.10%) Spring Boot
8 524 (14.25%) RESTful
9 506 (13.76%) React
10 375 (10.20%) CSS
11 364 (9.90%) HTML
12 347 (9.44%) .NET Core
13 344 (9.36%) Kafka
14 264 (7.18%) JSON
15 208 (5.66%) SOAP
16 189 (5.14%) J2EE
17 166 (4.52%) Hibernate
18 154 (4.19%) ASP.NET
18 154 (4.19%) RabbitMQ
19 152 (4.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 301 (8.19%) Greenfield Project
2 138 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
3 137 (3.73%) Cloud Native
4 126 (3.43%) Fixed Income
5 114 (3.10%) Derivative
5 114 (3.10%) Public Cloud
6 107 (2.91%) Equities
7 106 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 104 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
9 86 (2.34%) Mobile App
10 78 (2.12%) User Experience
11 77 (2.09%) Algorithms
12 64 (1.74%) Hedge funds
13 55 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
14 54 (1.47%) Virtual Team
15 42 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
16 32 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
17 28 (0.76%) Data Structures
18 26 (0.71%) Data Centre
19 24 (0.65%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 411 (11.18%) Linux
2 140 (3.81%) Unix
3 89 (2.42%) Windows
4 54 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (1.41%) CentOS
6 46 (1.25%) Android
7 35 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 34 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 22 (0.60%) CoreOS
10 14 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.38%) Windows Server
11 11 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.27%) Debian
13 9 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.11%) Solaris
15 3 (0.082%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.082%) VMS
16 1 (0.027%) Android TV
16 1 (0.027%) tvOS
16 1 (0.027%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,923 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,063 (28.92%) DevOps
3 906 (24.65%) TDD
4 666 (18.12%) Scrum
5 550 (14.96%) Software Engineering
6 505 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
7 470 (12.79%) BDD
8 460 (12.51%) Test Automation
9 318 (8.65%) Open Source
10 297 (8.08%) Kanban
11 230 (6.26%) Analytics
12 224 (6.09%) Pair Programming
13 218 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
14 216 (5.88%) OO
15 209 (5.69%) MVC
16 206 (5.60%) SOA
17 187 (5.09%) Mentoring
18 185 (5.03%) Front End Development
19 183 (4.98%) Migration
20 159 (4.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,822 (49.56%) Java
2 877 (23.86%) JavaScript
3 727 (19.78%) C#
4 685 (18.63%) Python
5 651 (17.71%) SQL
6 452 (12.30%) Java 8
7 236 (6.42%) TypeScript
8 173 (4.71%) Scala
9 166 (4.52%) Go
10 108 (2.94%) R
11 105 (2.86%) Ruby
12 95 (2.58%) Kotlin
13 93 (2.53%) Bash Shell
14 88 (2.39%) Groovy
15 78 (2.12%) Shell Script
16 77 (2.09%) ES6
17 72 (1.96%) C++
18 68 (1.85%) PowerShell
19 56 (1.52%) PHP
20 36 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 330 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 230 (6.26%) SC Cleared
3 141 (3.84%) Degree
4 51 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 51 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 24 (0.65%) AWS Certification
7 21 (0.57%) PhD
8 17 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.46%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.35%) ISEB
10 11 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.14%) OCPJP
14 4 (0.11%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.082%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.082%) RHCE
15 3 (0.082%) SANS
16 2 (0.054%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.18%) QA
2 28 (0.76%) WCAG
3 18 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.30%) PSD2
6 8 (0.22%) GDPR
6 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.22%) MiFID
7 7 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.14%) PMO
10 4 (0.11%) EMIR
10 4 (0.11%) GxP
10 4 (0.11%) NIST
10 4 (0.11%) SLA
11 3 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.054%) COBIT
12 2 (0.054%) SEPA
13 1 (0.027%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1,214 (33.03%) Docker
2 47 (1.28%) Postfix
3 38 (1.03%) Active Directory
4 29 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (0.52%) LXC
7 17 (0.46%) HDFS
8 16 (0.44%) NFS
9 13 (0.35%) vSphere
10 11 (0.30%) Gluster
10 11 (0.30%) GlusterFS
11 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.11%) Xen
12 3 (0.082%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.082%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.082%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.082%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 954 (25.95%) Kubernetes
2 364 (9.90%) Terraform
3 296 (8.05%) Ansible
4 155 (4.22%) Puppet
5 118 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (2.45%) Grafana
7 60 (1.63%) Kibana
8 58 (1.58%) Prometheus
9 40 (1.09%) Packer
10 34 (0.92%) Consul
11 25 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (0.65%) Rancher
13 19 (0.52%) Nagios
14 15 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
15 14 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
15 14 (0.38%) MIIS
16 11 (0.30%) Istio
17 10 (0.27%) Salt
18 9 (0.24%) HAProxy
19 7 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 268 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 264 (7.18%) Google
3 191 (5.20%) Oracle
4 60 (1.63%) Red Hat
5 45 (1.22%) IBM
6 42 (1.14%) Splunk
7 41 (1.12%) Sybase
7 41 (1.12%) VMware
8 36 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (0.95%) MuleSoft
10 29 (0.79%) Veracode
11 26 (0.71%) Atlassian
12 25 (0.68%) SAP
13 24 (0.65%) Tableau
14 20 (0.54%) Dell
15 19 (0.52%) webMethods
16 18 (0.49%) Hortonworks
17 17 (0.46%) Cloudera
17 17 (0.46%) Confluent
18 16 (0.44%) AppDynamics