Period
to 21 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 April 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 105 119
Rank change year-on-year +69 +14 +36
Contract jobs citing Microservices 261 81 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.31% 1.70% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.11% 2.01% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 58 50
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £373 £350 £318
90th Percentile £630 £602 £525
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £92.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -62.16% +117.65% -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,269 4,026 3,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.91% 84.42% 81.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,666 2,525 2,371
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 140 142
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -6.02% +15.28%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.75 £38.48
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% -10.00% +8.23%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 April 2019. 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
Shropshire +30 139 £470 -18.26% 4
Birmingham +23 51 £450 - 16
Coventry +24 42 £500 +1.78% 1
Solihull +7 8 £400 +14.29% 5
Warwickshire +8 4 £425 - 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 203 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (58.24%) Java
3 120 (45.98%) REST
4 101 (38.70%) Git (software)
5 94 (36.02%) DevOps
6 82 (31.42%) TDD
7 79 (30.27%) JSON
8 78 (29.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 78 (29.89%) SQL
9 73 (27.97%) .NET
9 73 (27.97%) Docker
9 73 (27.97%) Jenkins
10 67 (25.67%) Spring
11 60 (22.99%) Spring Boot
12 57 (21.84%) Scrum
13 56 (21.46%) Test Automation
14 54 (20.69%) Migration
15 51 (19.54%) SOA
16 50 (19.16%) Cucumber
17 49 (18.77%) Apache Camel
18 48 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (18.39%) C#
19 46 (17.62%) JavaScript
20 45 (17.24%) SOAP
20 45 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
21 43 (16.48%) Selenium
21 43 (16.48%) Maven
22 42 (16.09%) BDD
23 41 (15.71%) XML
23 41 (15.71%) SQL Server

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 28 (10.73%) Confluence
2 22 (8.43%) NServiceBus
3 20 (7.66%) Documentum
4 16 (6.13%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.45%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.92%) CMS
7 4 (1.53%) Apache
8 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.38%) JBoss
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (1.53%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 78 (29.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (10.73%) SaaS
4 27 (10.34%) PaaS
5 19 (7.28%) Azure Data Factory
6 18 (6.90%) GitHub
7 9 (3.45%) IaaS
8 8 (3.07%) Slack
9 7 (2.68%) Serverless
10 5 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.53%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.53%) Google Analytics
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.77%) Office 365
14 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.38%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.68%) VoIP
2 5 (1.92%) HTTP
2 5 (1.92%) SSL
2 5 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.64%) MongoDB
3 28 (10.73%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (9.58%) NoSQL
5 22 (8.43%) Hadoop
5 22 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (7.28%) Big Data
8 17 (6.51%) Relational Database
9 14 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.30%) MySQL
11 4 (1.53%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon QuickSight
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.15%) OLAP
12 3 (1.15%) Parquet
12 3 (1.15%) Presto
12 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 101 (38.70%) Git (software)
2 73 (27.97%) Jenkins
3 50 (19.16%) Cucumber
4 43 (16.48%) Maven
4 43 (16.48%) Selenium
5 30 (11.49%) JIRA
6 24 (9.20%) WebDriver
7 22 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (8.43%) Visual Studio
8 21 (8.05%) SoapUI
9 20 (7.66%) Ant
10 19 (7.28%) Apache Ivy
10 19 (7.28%) Gradle
11 18 (6.90%) Subversion
12 13 (4.98%) SonarQube
13 10 (3.83%) JUnit
13 10 (3.83%) Mockito
14 8 (3.07%) Toad
15 7 (2.68%) Jasmine
15 7 (2.68%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 15 (5.75%) Finance
2 10 (3.83%) Publishing
3 4 (1.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 131 (50.19%) Developer
2 58 (22.22%) Architect
3 56 (21.46%) Java Developer
4 27 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 26 (9.96%) Analyst
6 22 (8.43%) Tester
7 20 (7.66%) Automation Tester
7 20 (7.66%) Integration Architect
7 20 (7.66%) Java Architect
8 19 (7.28%) Java Automation Tester
9 18 (6.90%) AWS Architect
9 18 (6.90%) Programmer
9 18 (6.90%) Scala Developer
9 18 (6.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 18 (6.90%) Selenium Tester
9 18 (6.90%) Senior Developer
10 14 (5.36%) Cloud Architect
10 14 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.98%) Azure Architect
11 13 (4.98%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (45.98%) REST
2 79 (30.27%) JSON
3 73 (27.97%) .NET
4 67 (25.67%) Spring
5 60 (22.99%) Spring Boot
6 49 (18.77%) Apache Camel
7 45 (17.24%) SOAP
8 41 (15.71%) XML
9 30 (11.49%) RabbitMQ
9 30 (11.49%) Web Services
10 29 (11.11%) HTML
10 29 (11.11%) RESTful
11 28 (10.73%) CSS
12 20 (7.66%) Node.js
13 19 (7.28%) Play Framework
14 17 (6.51%) .NET Framework
14 17 (6.51%) Hibernate
15 16 (6.13%) AngularJS
15 16 (6.13%) XSD
16 14 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.30%) User Experience
5 5 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.53%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.15%) iPad
8 2 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.20%) Unix
2 16 (6.13%) Windows
3 15 (5.75%) Linux
4 3 (1.15%) Android
4 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.15%) Mac OS
4 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (36.02%) DevOps
3 82 (31.42%) TDD
4 57 (21.84%) Scrum
5 56 (21.46%) Test Automation
6 54 (20.69%) Migration
7 51 (19.54%) SOA
8 48 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (16.09%) BDD
10 35 (13.41%) Test Strategy
11 32 (12.26%) Mentoring
12 28 (10.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 28 (10.73%) Kanban
13 26 (9.96%) Analytics
14 25 (9.58%) Data Migration
14 25 (9.58%) Process Improvement
15 22 (8.43%) Data Analysis
15 22 (8.43%) ETL
16 20 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (7.28%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 152 (58.24%) Java
2 78 (29.89%) SQL
3 48 (18.39%) C#
4 46 (17.62%) JavaScript
5 36 (13.79%) Java 8
6 23 (8.81%) T-SQL
7 22 (8.43%) Scala
8 11 (4.21%) Python
9 7 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.92%) Ruby
11 4 (1.53%) Groovy
11 4 (1.53%) PHP
11 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.53%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.77%) ES6
13 1 (0.38%) C
13 1 (0.38%) Haskell
13 1 (0.38%) Perl
13 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (2.68%) Degree
2 7 (2.68%) ISEB
2 7 (2.68%) ISTQB
2 7 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (2.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.68%) WCAG
2 4 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 73 (27.97%) Docker
2 2 (0.77%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 21 (8.05%) Puppet
2 10 (3.83%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.68%) Ansible
4 5 (1.92%) Nessus
5 4 (1.53%) Grafana
5 4 (1.53%) Kibana
5 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (1.53%) Terraform
6 3 (1.15%) Graphite
Vendors
1 39 (14.94%) WSO2
2 26 (9.96%) Google
3 23 (8.81%) Pega
4 18 (6.90%) Oracle
5 16 (6.13%) Microsoft
6 15 (5.75%) Atlassian
7 14 (5.36%) IBM
8 8 (3.07%) SAP
9 5 (1.92%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.53%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 4 (1.53%) webMethods
11 3 (1.15%) ATG
11 3 (1.15%) Demandware
11 3 (1.15%) hybris
11 3 (1.15%) Splunk
12 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.38%) Microgen