Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 61 88
Rank change year-on-year +12 +27 +36
Contract jobs citing Microservices 163 168 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.78% 3.30% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 3.92% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 109 80
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £351 £363 £318
90th Percentile £588 £608 £590
England median daily rate £530 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -76.67% +252.94% -10.53%

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 3,666 4,286 3,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.06% 84.22% 84.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,382 2,562 2,307
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 204 129
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.75 £15.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -25.61% +20.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.58 £34.63 £51.50
England median hourly rate £24.76 £21.25 £23.48
% change year-on-year +16.49% -9.50% -0.09%

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 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 August 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
Birmingham -3 51 £470 +4.44% 30
Shropshire -11 44 £575 +10.58% 3
Solihull +21 23 £400 +14.29% 4
Coventry +19 23 £475 -13.64% 3
Staffordshire +13 3 £413 +17.86% 2
Warwickshire +11 3 £350 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £469 - 4
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 125 (76.69%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (44.79%) Java
3 60 (36.81%) Azure
4 57 (34.97%) AWS
5 55 (33.74%) DevOps
6 54 (33.13%) Web Services
7 51 (31.29%) Scrum
8 50 (30.67%) .NET
9 49 (30.06%) JSON
10 48 (29.45%) JavaScript
11 47 (28.83%) REST
12 45 (27.61%) RESTful
12 45 (27.61%) XML
13 42 (25.77%) SOAP
14 40 (24.54%) C#
14 40 (24.54%) Migration
15 39 (23.93%) SQL
15 39 (23.93%) Git (software)
16 37 (22.70%) SOA
16 37 (22.70%) Jenkins
17 35 (21.47%) Enterprise Software
18 32 (19.63%) AngularJS
18 32 (19.63%) Spring
19 31 (19.02%) Docker
20 30 (18.40%) Maven
21 27 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
22 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
22 26 (15.95%) Public Sector
23 23 (14.11%) TDD
23 23 (14.11%) Microsoft

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 5 (3.07%) CMS
1 5 (3.07%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (2.45%) Confluence
2 4 (2.45%) Documentum
3 3 (1.84%) Apache
4 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) nginx
5 1 (0.61%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) GIMP
1 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 60 (36.81%) Azure
2 57 (34.97%) AWS
3 20 (12.27%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (6.75%) Amazon EKS
4 11 (6.75%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (6.13%) Serverless
6 9 (5.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (5.52%) Amazon S3
6 9 (5.52%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (5.52%) GitHub
7 8 (4.91%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (4.29%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (4.29%) Power Platform
9 6 (3.68%) GCP
10 4 (2.45%) npm
10 4 (2.45%) SaaS
11 3 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.84%) PaaS
12 2 (1.23%) OpenShift
12 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.23%) DNS
2 2 (1.23%) Firewall
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) SSL
3 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.50%) NoSQL
3 17 (10.43%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (9.82%) Big Data
5 14 (8.59%) MongoDB
6 13 (7.98%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (5.52%) Hadoop
9 8 (4.91%) Data Lake
10 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (4.29%) Power BI
10 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.84%) MySQL
12 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (23.93%) Git (software)
2 37 (22.70%) Jenkins
3 30 (18.40%) Maven
4 20 (12.27%) JUnit
5 13 (7.98%) Karma Test Runner
6 12 (7.36%) Jasmine
7 11 (6.75%) DbUnit
7 11 (6.75%) jMock
7 11 (6.75%) Mockito
7 11 (6.75%) SonarQube
8 10 (6.13%) Ant
8 10 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.52%) Apache Ivy
9 9 (5.52%) Gradle
10 8 (4.91%) JIRA
11 7 (4.29%) Grunt
11 7 (4.29%) gulp
11 7 (4.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (3.68%) webpack
13 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (15.95%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.29%) Marketing
3 5 (3.07%) Finance
4 3 (1.84%) Billing
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) French Language
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (49.08%) Developer
2 42 (25.77%) Architect
3 30 (18.40%) Java Developer
4 25 (15.34%) Technical Architect
5 22 (13.50%) Java Architect
6 20 (12.27%) Java Technical Architect
7 19 (11.66%) Senior Developer
8 18 (11.04%) .NET Developer
9 15 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (7.98%) Cloud Architect
10 13 (7.98%) Integration Architect
11 12 (7.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 9 (5.52%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (5.52%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 9 (5.52%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (4.91%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (4.91%) Middleware Architect
13 8 (4.91%) Web Developer
14 7 (4.29%) AWS Architect
14 7 (4.29%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (33.13%) Web Services
2 50 (30.67%) .NET
3 49 (30.06%) JSON
4 47 (28.83%) REST
5 45 (27.61%) RESTful
5 45 (27.61%) XML
6 42 (25.77%) SOAP
7 32 (19.63%) AngularJS
7 32 (19.63%) Spring
8 23 (14.11%) Node.js
9 22 (13.50%) CSS
9 22 (13.50%) Java EE
10 20 (12.27%) XSD
11 18 (11.04%) Spring Boot
12 17 (10.43%) Sass
13 16 (9.82%) HTML
14 14 (8.59%) Apache Camel
15 13 (7.98%) HTML5
15 13 (7.98%) J2EE
16 12 (7.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.47%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.98%) N-Tier
3 7 (4.29%) User Experience
4 5 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.75%) Linux
2 7 (4.29%) Unix
3 4 (2.45%) CentOS
4 3 (1.84%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.23%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Android
6 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (76.69%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (33.74%) DevOps
3 51 (31.29%) Scrum
4 40 (24.54%) Migration
5 37 (22.70%) SOA
6 27 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (14.11%) TDD
8 21 (12.88%) Kanban
9 19 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (11.04%) Test Automation
11 16 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (9.20%) BDD
13 13 (7.98%) Front End Development
13 13 (7.98%) Mobile First
13 13 (7.98%) Technical Leadership
14 11 (6.75%) Analytics
14 11 (6.75%) Architectural Design
14 11 (6.75%) Data Migration
14 11 (6.75%) Open Source
14 11 (6.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (44.79%) Java
2 48 (29.45%) JavaScript
3 40 (24.54%) C#
4 39 (23.93%) SQL
5 19 (11.66%) TypeScript
6 14 (8.59%) ES6
6 14 (8.59%) Python
7 8 (4.91%) PHP
8 7 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.29%) Scala
9 4 (2.45%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.45%) Java 8
10 2 (1.23%) Go
10 2 (1.23%) Rust
11 1 (0.61%) Groovy
11 1 (0.61%) Haskell
11 1 (0.61%) Perl
11 1 (0.61%) R
11 1 (0.61%) Ruby
11 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.45%) Degree
3 3 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (19.02%) Docker
2 11 (6.75%) Postfix
3 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.68%) Puppet
3 4 (2.45%) Ansible
4 2 (1.23%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (1.23%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) Grafana
5 1 (0.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.04%) Google
3 7 (4.29%) Databricks
3 7 (4.29%) Tableau
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle
4 5 (3.07%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.07%) WSO2
5 4 (2.45%) Pega
6 3 (1.84%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.23%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.23%) SAP
7 2 (1.23%) Veeam
7 2 (1.23%) Veracode
8 1 (0.61%) Adobe
8 1 (0.61%) Talend
8 1 (0.61%) webMethods