Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 11 December 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 > Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 64 67
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 +46
Contract jobs citing Microservices 71 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.08% 2.70% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 3.25% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 18 28
Wales median daily rate £450 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.46% -11.84%
10th Percentile £325 £371 £325
90th Percentile £609 £549 £514
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year -13.89% -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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,523 1,015 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.53% 83.06% 85.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,050 684 855
Wales median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £175 £211
90th Percentile £588 £550 £562
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 50
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £37.50 £45.70 £62.65
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Wales

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microservices in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in Wales

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in Wales over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in Wales

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the Wales region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
South Wales +8 64 £450 - 18
West Wales +7 6 £437 +24.93%
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 49 (69.01%) Java
2 41 (57.75%) Spring
3 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (42.25%) Spring Boot
5 25 (35.21%) Docker
5 25 (35.21%) Web Services
6 20 (28.17%) Maven
7 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
7 18 (25.35%) SOAP
8 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (19.72%) REST
9 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (19.72%) SQL
9 14 (19.72%) J2EE
10 13 (18.31%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (18.31%) JUnit
11 12 (16.90%) Python
12 11 (15.49%) Hibernate
12 11 (15.49%) Java 8
13 10 (14.08%) GitHub
13 10 (14.08%) Unit Testing
14 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
14 9 (12.68%) AngularJS
14 9 (12.68%) SDLC
15 8 (11.27%) Kubernetes
15 8 (11.27%) DevOps
15 8 (11.27%) Digital Media
15 8 (11.27%) Spring Integration
15 8 (11.27%) Spring Cloud

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 5 (7.04%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (5.63%) Confluence
3 2 (2.82%) Gunicorn
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (14.08%) GitHub
4 4 (5.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (5.63%) PaaS
4 4 (5.63%) SaaS
4 4 (5.63%) Serverless
4 4 (5.63%) Slack
4 4 (5.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) AMQP
2 3 (4.23%) HTTP
3 2 (2.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.23%) Redis
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.41%) Event Store
6 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (28.17%) Maven
2 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
3 13 (18.31%) JUnit
4 8 (11.27%) JIRA
5 7 (9.86%) Gradle
5 7 (9.86%) TestNG
6 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
6 6 (8.45%) Selenium
6 6 (8.45%) SoapUI
6 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.63%) Liquibase
9 3 (4.23%) Ant
9 3 (4.23%) SonarQube
9 3 (4.23%) Subversion
9 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (2.82%) Flyway
10 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.41%) Capybara
11 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.86%) Finance
3 6 (8.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (59.15%) Developer
2 34 (47.89%) Java Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Architect
4 8 (11.27%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Talend Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Web Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Database Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Digital Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) SOA Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (57.75%) Spring
2 30 (42.25%) Spring Boot
3 25 (35.21%) Web Services
4 18 (25.35%) SOAP
5 14 (19.72%) J2EE
5 14 (19.72%) REST
6 11 (15.49%) Hibernate
7 9 (12.68%) AngularJS
8 8 (11.27%) Spring Cloud
8 8 (11.27%) Spring Integration
9 6 (8.45%) Drools
10 5 (7.04%) Gherkin
10 5 (7.04%) XML
11 4 (5.63%) CSS
11 4 (5.63%) Dropwizard
11 4 (5.63%) HTML
11 4 (5.63%) Thymeleaf
12 3 (4.23%) JPA
12 3 (4.23%) XML Schema
13 2 (2.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Digital Media
2 4 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.23%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (14.08%) Unit Testing
4 9 (12.68%) SDLC
5 8 (11.27%) DevOps
5 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.86%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (8.45%) Web Application Development
8 5 (7.04%) Analytics
8 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
8 5 (7.04%) SOA
8 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.04%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (7.04%) Value Proposition
9 4 (5.63%) BDD
9 4 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (5.63%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.63%) SABSA
9 4 (5.63%) Security Architecture
9 4 (5.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 49 (69.01%) Java
2 14 (19.72%) SQL
3 12 (16.90%) Python
4 11 (15.49%) Java 8
5 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.63%) Ruby
7 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.41%) C#
8 1 (1.41%) C++
8 1 (1.41%) Groovy
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) Scala
8 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) CISM
1 4 (5.63%) CISSP
2 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (35.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.23%) CSIRT
3 2 (2.82%) Ansible
3 2 (2.82%) Mesos
4 1 (1.41%) Automic
4 1 (1.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) Google
4 3 (4.23%) Talend
5 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.41%) Teradata