Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 43 97
Rank change year-on-year +9 +54 -
Contract jobs citing Microservices 81 51 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.50% 3.86% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.34% 4.53% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 40 2
Wales median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% -
10th Percentile £323 £213 £390
90th Percentile £638 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £150.00 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +252.94% -10.53% +18.75%

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 1,277 1,127 1,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.64% 85.38% 82.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 809 715
Wales median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £283 £185 £218
90th Percentile £550 £538 £515
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 82 53
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £25.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.72% +51.47% +21.99%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £40.00 £77.50 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 0 63 £513 +20.59% 11
West Wales +19 7 £475 -
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (48.15%) Java
3 34 (41.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (41.98%) DevOps
4 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 22 (27.16%) Git (software)
6 20 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (24.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
8 18 (22.22%) TDD
8 18 (22.22%) Spring
8 18 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
9 17 (20.99%) HTML
9 17 (20.99%) Web Services
10 16 (19.75%) C#
10 16 (19.75%) Spring Boot
11 15 (18.52%) Docker
11 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
12 14 (17.28%) RESTful
12 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
12 14 (17.28%) Python
12 14 (17.28%) SOAP
13 13 (16.05%) Scrum
13 13 (16.05%) SDLC
14 12 (14.81%) Secure Coding
14 12 (14.81%) AngularJS
14 12 (14.81%) Oracle
14 12 (14.81%) BDD
14 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management

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 (6.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.70%) Apache
2 3 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 34 (41.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.70%) GitHub
3 3 (3.70%) IaaS
3 3 (3.70%) PaaS
3 3 (3.70%) SaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.47%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.35%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.17%) MySQL
3 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.94%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.70%) Big Data
6 2 (2.47%) MariaDB
6 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.23%) HBase
7 1 (1.23%) Impala
7 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (27.16%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.17%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.94%) Selenium
5 3 (3.70%) Capybara
5 3 (3.70%) GitLab
5 3 (3.70%) Hudson
5 3 (3.70%) JMeter
5 3 (3.70%) JUnit
5 3 (3.70%) Mockito
5 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.47%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.23%) Gatling
7 1 (1.23%) JIRA
7 1 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 3 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Electronics
2 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.47%) Marketing
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (37.04%) Developer
2 24 (29.63%) Java Developer
3 16 (19.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Architect
5 9 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Software Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (8.64%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (8.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) .NET Software Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Azure Software Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Python Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.22%) Spring
2 17 (20.99%) HTML
2 17 (20.99%) Web Services
3 16 (19.75%) Spring Boot
4 14 (17.28%) RESTful
4 14 (17.28%) SOAP
5 12 (14.81%) AngularJS
6 11 (13.58%) .NET
7 10 (12.35%) Hibernate
7 10 (12.35%) REST
8 8 (9.88%) Play Framework
9 7 (8.64%) CSS
10 5 (6.17%) .NET Core
10 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (6.17%) Entity Framework
11 4 (4.94%) Dropwizard
11 4 (4.94%) React
12 3 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (2.47%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Cloud Native
2 2 (2.47%) Fintech
3 1 (1.23%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) Linux
2 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (41.98%) DevOps
3 20 (24.69%) Continuous Delivery
3 20 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
4 18 (22.22%) TDD
5 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 13 (16.05%) Scrum
6 13 (16.05%) SDLC
7 12 (14.81%) BDD
7 12 (14.81%) Secure Coding
7 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (13.58%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (12.35%) Performance Testing
10 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (11.11%) Migration
11 8 (9.88%) Software Deployment
11 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.64%) SOA
12 7 (8.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.15%) Java
2 16 (19.75%) C#
3 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
3 14 (17.28%) Python
4 10 (12.35%) Scala
5 9 (11.11%) Java 8
6 7 (8.64%) PHP
6 7 (8.64%) SQL
7 5 (6.17%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.70%) Go
9 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.23%) C++
10 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) AWS Certification
2 7 (8.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (18.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Ansible
2 5 (6.17%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.47%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.23%) Oozie
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.47%) Google
4 2 (2.47%) SAP
5 1 (1.23%) Teradata