Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 60 82
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22 +37
Contract jobs citing Microservices 79 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.09% 2.59% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.76% 3.06% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 18 10
Wales median daily rate £450 £538 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.28% +26.47% -10.53%
10th Percentile £343 £459 £325
90th Percentile £603 £578 £519
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £51.25
% change year-on-year +35.29% -17.07% -

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 1,372 979 955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.46% 84.62% 82.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 680 660
Wales median daily rate £413 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -1.41% +7.59%
10th Percentile £287 £192 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £537
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 47
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +85.19% -3.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.15
90th Percentile £31.58 £58.75 £65.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.59% +3.26% +4.55%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +6 68 £475 -11.63% 10
West Wales - 3 £450 -
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 46 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (56.96%) Java
3 30 (37.97%) Spring
3 30 (37.97%) Git (software)
4 29 (36.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (34.18%) DevOps
6 25 (31.65%) Web Services
7 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
8 19 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (24.05%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (24.05%) Spring Boot
9 18 (22.78%) SDLC
10 17 (21.52%) SOAP
11 16 (20.25%) Deployment Automation
12 15 (18.99%) Docker
12 15 (18.99%) HTML
12 15 (18.99%) Maven
13 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
13 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
13 14 (17.72%) Continuous Deployment
14 13 (16.46%) REST
15 12 (15.19%) Vulnerability Management
15 12 (15.19%) Secure Coding
15 12 (15.19%) C#
16 11 (13.92%) SQL
16 11 (13.92%) Python
16 11 (13.92%) TDD
16 11 (13.92%) RESTful
16 11 (13.92%) AWS Certification

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 6 (7.59%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.53%) Confluence
2 2 (2.53%) Gunicorn
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 29 (36.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.33%) GitHub
3 5 (6.33%) PaaS
4 3 (3.80%) IaaS
4 3 (3.80%) SaaS
5 2 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.53%) Heroku
5 2 (2.53%) Slack
5 2 (2.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) AMQP
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.53%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.53%) Redis
7 1 (1.27%) Big Data
7 1 (1.27%) Event Store
7 1 (1.27%) HBase
7 1 (1.27%) Impala
7 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (37.97%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.99%) Maven
3 10 (12.66%) JUnit
4 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.59%) Gradle
4 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.59%) TestNG
5 5 (6.33%) Selenium
6 4 (5.06%) JIRA
6 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.80%) Ant
7 3 (3.80%) Subversion
8 2 (2.53%) Liquibase
8 2 (2.53%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.27%) Capybara
9 1 (1.27%) Flyway
9 1 (1.27%) Gatling
9 1 (1.27%) GitLab
9 1 (1.27%) Hudson
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (39.24%) Developer
2 26 (32.91%) Java Developer
3 16 (20.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Architect
5 10 (12.66%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (8.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.80%) .NET Software Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Database Architect
10 3 (3.80%) Digital Architect
10 3 (3.80%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.80%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.97%) Spring
2 25 (31.65%) Web Services
3 19 (24.05%) Spring Boot
4 17 (21.52%) SOAP
5 15 (18.99%) HTML
6 13 (16.46%) REST
7 11 (13.92%) RESTful
8 10 (12.66%) CSS
8 10 (12.66%) Hibernate
9 9 (11.39%) AngularJS
10 8 (10.13%) J2EE
11 5 (6.33%) .NET
12 4 (5.06%) Drools
12 4 (5.06%) Play Framework
12 4 (5.06%) Spring Cloud
12 4 (5.06%) XML
13 3 (3.80%) .NET Core
13 3 (3.80%) Entity Framework
13 3 (3.80%) React
13 3 (3.80%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Cloud Native
2 4 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.27%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.18%) DevOps
3 19 (24.05%) Continuous Delivery
3 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (22.78%) SDLC
5 16 (20.25%) Deployment Automation
6 14 (17.72%) Continuous Deployment
6 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
7 12 (15.19%) Secure Coding
7 12 (15.19%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (13.92%) TDD
9 10 (12.66%) Unit Testing
10 9 (11.39%) BDD
11 8 (10.13%) Migration
11 8 (10.13%) Performance Testing
11 8 (10.13%) Software Deployment
11 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.59%) Scrum
12 6 (7.59%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (6.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (56.96%) Java
2 12 (15.19%) C#
3 11 (13.92%) Python
3 11 (13.92%) SQL
4 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.39%) Java 8
6 7 (8.86%) PHP
7 4 (5.06%) Scala
8 3 (3.80%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.53%) Ruby
10 1 (1.27%) C++
10 1 (1.27%) Groovy
10 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) AWS Certification
2 7 (8.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.27%) GDPR
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.80%) Ansible
3 2 (2.53%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.27%) Automic
4 1 (1.27%) logstash
4 1 (1.27%) Oozie
4 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Google
3 2 (2.53%) SAP
4 1 (1.27%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.27%) Teradata