Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 91 267
Rank change year-on-year +40 +176 +387
Contract jobs citing Microservices 4,223 2,312 1,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.19% 2.56% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.89% 3.02% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,109 1,692 677
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £390 £358 £363
90th Percentile £638 £625 £642
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
UK median hourly rate £150.00 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +252.94% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £55.00 £37.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £165.00 £58.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 86,403 76,480 88,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.74% 84.67% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,005 50,162 58,325
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,286 2,054 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.48 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -21.41% -4.96% +22.96%

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 24 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 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 24 May 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 +43 3,969 £500 - 1,079
London +26 2,400 £525 +2.44% 648
UK excluding London +69 1,768 £450 - 516
North of England +80 583 £439 +3.24% 149
South East +81 518 £477 +0.42% 120
Yorkshire +89 351 £440 +2.33% 58
Midlands +24 200 £450 - 74
North West +39 188 £428 -2.29% 80
South West +47 153 £463 +15.63% 37
East of England +21 123 £500 -2.82% 49
Scotland +5 117 £450 +25.87% 57
East Midlands +30 107 £469 +17.19% 26
West Midlands -4 93 £450 -3.23% 47
Wales -1 78 £475 +15.15% 20
North East +27 55 £475 +35.71% 11
Northern Ireland +16 10 £460 +18.33% 10

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2,727 (64.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2,396 (56.74%) Java
3 1,600 (37.89%) TDD
4 1,232 (29.17%) Spring
5 1,222 (28.94%) JavaScript
6 1,211 (28.68%) DevOps
7 1,200 (28.42%) Amazon AWS
8 1,130 (26.76%) Docker
9 1,065 (25.22%) Git (software)
10 1,024 (24.25%) REST
11 961 (22.76%) Jenkins
12 946 (22.40%) RESTful
13 871 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
14 869 (20.58%) Java 8
15 859 (20.34%) BDD
16 834 (19.75%) Scrum
17 790 (18.71%) .NET
18 755 (17.88%) Test Automation
19 741 (17.55%) C#
20 736 (17.43%) Spring Boot
21 733 (17.36%) AngularJS
22 701 (16.60%) Node.js
23 675 (15.98%) Web Services
24 651 (15.42%) NoSQL
25 646 (15.30%) HTML
26 632 (14.97%) Finance
27 622 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
28 619 (14.66%) Linux
29 610 (14.44%) Software Engineering
30 600 (14.21%) SQL

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
1 346 (8.19%) Confluence
2 311 (7.36%) Elasticsearch
3 186 (4.40%) Apache
4 128 (3.03%) Apache Spark
5 107 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 92 (2.18%) Tomcat
7 90 (2.13%) nginx
8 84 (1.99%) JBoss
9 78 (1.85%) WebSphere
10 73 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 68 (1.61%) WebLogic
12 50 (1.18%) CMS
13 48 (1.14%) WildFly
14 36 (0.85%) NServiceBus
15 34 (0.81%) IIS
16 28 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 27 (0.64%) Apache Solr
18 24 (0.57%) MQSeries
19 22 (0.52%) Mule
20 21 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.071%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.024%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 19 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.071%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.024%) Magento
6 1 (0.024%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.024%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.024%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,200 (28.42%) Amazon AWS
2 622 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 182 (4.31%) PaaS
4 173 (4.10%) GitHub
5 137 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 127 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
7 123 (2.91%) Serverless
8 109 (2.58%) IaaS
9 97 (2.30%) Slack
10 92 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
11 86 (2.04%) Amazon S3
12 84 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
13 71 (1.68%) SaaS
14 67 (1.59%) npm
15 65 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
16 49 (1.16%) Heroku
17 45 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
18 43 (1.02%) OpenShift
19 33 (0.78%) Google Analytics
20 32 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 208 (4.93%) HTTP
2 144 (3.41%) TCP/IP
3 142 (3.36%) SSL
4 120 (2.84%) DNS
5 88 (2.08%) FTP
6 72 (1.70%) Firewall
7 47 (1.11%) Internet
8 43 (1.02%) DHCP
9 37 (0.88%) IPsec
10 32 (0.76%) SMS
11 31 (0.73%) Kerberos
12 16 (0.38%) AMQP
12 16 (0.38%) SMTP
13 15 (0.36%) Network Security
14 12 (0.28%) VPN
15 11 (0.26%) DMARC
16 9 (0.21%) SSH
17 8 (0.19%) DKIM
17 8 (0.19%) WAN
18 7 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 651 (15.42%) NoSQL
2 563 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 394 (9.33%) PostgreSQL
4 367 (8.69%) SQL Server
5 338 (8.00%) MySQL
6 302 (7.15%) Relational Database
7 251 (5.94%) Big Data
8 194 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 175 (4.14%) Hadoop
10 124 (2.94%) RDBMS
11 108 (2.56%) Redis
12 94 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 92 (2.18%) HBase
14 62 (1.47%) Neo4j
15 58 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
16 44 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
17 35 (0.83%) Apache Hive
18 33 (0.78%) Couchbase
18 33 (0.78%) Oracle Database
19 31 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,065 (25.22%) Git (software)
2 961 (22.76%) Jenkins
3 481 (11.39%) Maven
4 472 (11.18%) JIRA
5 296 (7.01%) JUnit
6 229 (5.42%) Cucumber
7 176 (4.17%) Selenium
8 166 (3.93%) Gradle
9 163 (3.86%) Mockito
10 152 (3.60%) TeamCity
11 123 (2.91%) Jasmine
12 121 (2.87%) SonarQube
13 119 (2.82%) Visual Studio
14 104 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
15 102 (2.42%) Subversion
16 99 (2.34%) Artifactory
17 96 (2.27%) gulp
18 86 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
19 81 (1.92%) Eclipse
20 78 (1.85%) Bitbucket
General
1 632 (14.97%) Finance
2 440 (10.42%) Banking
3 160 (3.79%) Retail
4 95 (2.25%) Games
5 86 (2.04%) Marketing
6 63 (1.49%) Law
7 61 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 39 (0.92%) Front Office
11 30 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 27 (0.64%) Publishing
13 22 (0.52%) Advertising
13 22 (0.52%) Electronics
13 22 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 18 (0.43%) Back Office
15 16 (0.38%) Legal
16 8 (0.19%) Billing
17 6 (0.14%) Automotive
18 3 (0.071%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2,638 (62.47%) Developer
2 1,359 (32.18%) Java Developer
3 546 (12.93%) Architect
4 486 (11.51%) Senior Developer
5 351 (8.31%) .NET Developer
6 312 (7.39%) Senior Java Developer
7 284 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
8 216 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
9 209 (4.95%) C# Developer
10 199 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
11 193 (4.57%) JavaScript Developer
12 162 (3.84%) Software Engineer
13 155 (3.67%) Agile Developer
14 136 (3.22%) React Developer
15 129 (3.05%) Technical Architect
16 124 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
17 123 (2.91%) Lead Developer
18 121 (2.87%) Java Engineer
19 120 (2.84%) Angular Developer
20 115 (2.72%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,232 (29.17%) Spring
2 1,024 (24.25%) REST
3 946 (22.40%) RESTful
4 790 (18.71%) .NET
5 736 (17.43%) Spring Boot
6 733 (17.36%) AngularJS
7 701 (16.60%) Node.js
8 675 (15.98%) Web Services
9 646 (15.30%) HTML
10 571 (13.52%) CSS
11 551 (13.05%) React
12 516 (12.22%) Hibernate
13 412 (9.76%) Kafka
14 365 (8.64%) HTML5
15 357 (8.45%) ASP.NET
16 337 (7.98%) JSON
17 328 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web API
18 307 (7.27%) SOAP
19 263 (6.23%) .NET Core
20 240 (5.68%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 397 (9.40%) Greenfield Project
2 239 (5.66%) User Experience
3 204 (4.83%) Fintech
4 113 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 111 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 108 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 103 (2.44%) Public Cloud
8 97 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
9 73 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 72 (1.70%) iPad
11 63 (1.49%) Computer Science
12 48 (1.14%) Algorithms
13 47 (1.11%) Online Banking
14 46 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
15 41 (0.97%) Virtual Team
16 40 (0.95%) Data Centre
17 35 (0.83%) Cloud Native
18 29 (0.69%) Management Information System
19 27 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
20 26 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 619 (14.66%) Linux
2 232 (5.49%) Unix
3 149 (3.53%) Windows
4 110 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 83 (1.97%) Android
7 33 (0.78%) VMS
8 28 (0.66%) CentOS
9 22 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 20 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.36%) CoreOS
12 13 (0.31%) Windows Server
13 9 (0.21%) DC/OS
14 5 (0.12%) Solaris
14 5 (0.12%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.095%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.095%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.071%) AIX
16 3 (0.071%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.047%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,727 (64.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,600 (37.89%) TDD
3 1,211 (28.68%) DevOps
4 871 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
5 859 (20.34%) BDD
6 834 (19.75%) Scrum
7 755 (17.88%) Test Automation
8 610 (14.44%) Software Engineering
9 531 (12.57%) Open Source
10 510 (12.08%) MVC
11 453 (10.73%) SOA
12 450 (10.66%) E-Commerce
13 411 (9.73%) OO
14 382 (9.05%) Continuous Delivery
15 350 (8.29%) Kanban
16 272 (6.44%) Pair Programming
17 268 (6.35%) Mentoring
18 267 (6.32%) Unit Testing
19 263 (6.23%) Configuration Management
20 249 (5.90%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 2,396 (56.74%) Java
2 1,222 (28.94%) JavaScript
3 869 (20.58%) Java 8
4 741 (17.55%) C#
5 600 (14.21%) SQL
6 456 (10.80%) Python
7 346 (8.19%) Scala
8 203 (4.81%) Ruby
9 177 (4.19%) Bash Shell
10 152 (3.60%) Groovy
11 139 (3.29%) Go
12 126 (2.98%) TypeScript
13 110 (2.60%) ES6
14 104 (2.46%) Perl
14 104 (2.46%) Shell Script
15 103 (2.44%) PHP
16 70 (1.66%) Kotlin
17 59 (1.40%) PowerShell
18 58 (1.37%) C++
19 48 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 298 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 233 (5.52%) SC Cleared
3 131 (3.10%) Degree
4 36 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (0.76%) AWS Certification
6 30 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 24 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.12%) CISSP
13 5 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.095%) APMG
14 4 (0.095%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (0.095%) CISM
15 3 (0.071%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.071%) CISA
15 3 (0.071%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (5.54%) QA
2 45 (1.07%) GCP
3 41 (0.97%) SLA
4 25 (0.59%) GDPR
5 22 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.45%) WCAG
7 17 (0.40%) PSD2
8 15 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.36%) MiFID
9 11 (0.26%) EMIR
9 11 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.12%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.095%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.071%) SEPA
15 1 (0.024%) HL7
System Software
1 1,130 (26.76%) Docker
2 58 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
3 48 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 42 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (0.83%) HDFS
6 27 (0.64%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.24%) vSphere
8 9 (0.21%) etcd
8 9 (0.21%) flannel
9 8 (0.19%) Xen
10 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.17%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.095%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.071%) QEMU
12 3 (0.071%) Varnish
13 2 (0.047%) Gluster
13 2 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.047%) NFS
13 2 (0.047%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 419 (9.92%) Kubernetes
2 381 (9.02%) Puppet
3 318 (7.53%) Ansible
4 278 (6.58%) Terraform
5 188 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
6 91 (2.15%) Grafana
7 88 (2.08%) Kibana
8 75 (1.78%) logstash
8 75 (1.78%) Mesos
9 55 (1.30%) Consul
10 38 (0.90%) HAProxy
11 35 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
11 35 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
12 34 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
13 28 (0.66%) Marathon
14 18 (0.43%) Nagios
15 17 (0.40%) Graylog
16 15 (0.36%) ZABBIX
17 14 (0.33%) Nessus
17 14 (0.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 223 (5.28%) Microsoft
2 213 (5.04%) Oracle
3 180 (4.26%) Google
4 91 (2.15%) Splunk
5 85 (2.01%) Atlassian
6 68 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 60 (1.42%) MuleSoft
8 57 (1.35%) AppDynamics
9 55 (1.30%) IBM
10 47 (1.11%) VMware
11 43 (1.02%) New Relic
12 38 (0.90%) Adobe
13 36 (0.85%) Hortonworks
13 36 (0.85%) SAP
14 26 (0.62%) Xamarin
15 21 (0.50%) Sitecore
16 20 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (0.45%) webMethods
18 18 (0.43%) Capita
18 18 (0.43%) hybris