Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 40 95
Rank change year-on-year -23 +55 -4
Contract jobs citing Microservices 56 215 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.86% 4.75% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 5.48% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 133 73
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -3.23%
10th Percentile £380 £351 £350
90th Percentile £568 £630 £600
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year - -76.67% +252.94%

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 1,642 3,926 4,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.95% 86.76% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 2,427 2,529
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 110 174
Median hourly rate £20.56 £20.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +32.79% -28.54%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.21 £10.83
90th Percentile £39.38 £45.14 £38.75
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the West Midlands.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +8 29 £500 +11.11% 7
Shropshire -7 18 £420 -16.00% 3
Coventry +3 8 £519 +15.28% 3
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 42 (75.00%) Java
2 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 30 (53.57%) Spring
5 29 (51.79%) JUnit
6 26 (46.43%) Web Services
7 25 (44.64%) Maven
8 24 (42.86%) TDD
8 24 (42.86%) SQL
9 23 (41.07%) Mockito
10 22 (39.29%) Scrum
11 21 (37.50%) JSON
11 21 (37.50%) RESTful
11 21 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (37.50%) XML
12 20 (35.71%) REST
12 20 (35.71%) Jenkins
13 19 (33.93%) Kanban
13 19 (33.93%) Public Sector
14 18 (32.14%) Unix
15 17 (30.36%) Azure
16 16 (28.57%) SOAP
16 16 (28.57%) Docker
16 16 (28.57%) DevOps
17 15 (26.79%) Spring Boot
17 15 (26.79%) AWS
17 15 (26.79%) Open Source
17 15 (26.79%) ActiveMQ
18 14 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (25.00%) Oracle

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 13 (23.21%) Confluence
2 12 (21.43%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.79%) nginx
5 1 (1.79%) Sonic ESB
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) SAP FI-CA
1 3 (5.36%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.36%) Azure
2 15 (26.79%) AWS
3 13 (23.21%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (23.21%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (10.71%) Power Platform
5 5 (8.93%) PaaS
6 3 (5.36%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (5.36%) Logic Apps
6 3 (5.36%) Office 365
6 3 (5.36%) PowerApps
6 3 (5.36%) ShareGate
7 1 (1.79%) Apigee
7 1 (1.79%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.79%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.79%) GitHub
7 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.79%) IaaS
7 1 (1.79%) SaaS
7 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Extranet
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
1 1 (1.79%) Intranet
1 1 (1.79%) SSL
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 14 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (23.21%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (17.86%) NoSQL
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.36%) Apache Hive
5 3 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (5.36%) Big Data
5 3 (5.36%) Data Lake
5 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.36%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (5.36%) Power BI
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 29 (51.79%) JUnit
3 25 (44.64%) Maven
4 23 (41.07%) Mockito
5 20 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 14 (25.00%) SonarQube
7 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
7 13 (23.21%) DbUnit
7 13 (23.21%) JIRA
7 13 (23.21%) jMock
8 10 (17.86%) Bitbucket
9 9 (16.07%) Gradle
10 4 (7.14%) Selenium
11 3 (5.36%) Postman
11 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
11 3 (5.36%) Spock
11 3 (5.36%) Toad
11 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (1.79%) Gatling
12 1 (1.79%) gulp
General
1 19 (33.93%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 31 (55.36%) Java Developer
3 6 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Azure Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Azure DevOps
6 3 (5.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (53.57%) Spring
2 26 (46.43%) Web Services
3 21 (37.50%) JSON
3 21 (37.50%) RESTful
3 21 (37.50%) XML
4 20 (35.71%) REST
5 16 (28.57%) SOAP
6 15 (26.79%) ActiveMQ
6 15 (26.79%) Spring Boot
7 13 (23.21%) J2EE
7 13 (23.21%) PowerMock
8 11 (19.64%) .NET
8 11 (19.64%) AngularJS
8 11 (19.64%) Hibernate
8 11 (19.64%) JPA
8 11 (19.64%) Spring Cloud
9 10 (17.86%) Gherkin
10 9 (16.07%) HTML
10 9 (16.07%) WireMock
11 7 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Unix
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) TDD
3 22 (39.29%) Scrum
4 21 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (33.93%) Kanban
6 16 (28.57%) DevOps
7 15 (26.79%) Open Source
8 14 (25.00%) BDD
9 11 (19.64%) Migration
9 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
10 10 (17.86%) Process Improvement
10 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
12 8 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (14.29%) Data Modelling
12 8 (14.29%) Problem Management
12 8 (14.29%) SOA
13 7 (12.50%) BPMN
14 5 (8.93%) Biometrics
15 4 (7.14%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 42 (75.00%) Java
2 24 (42.86%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) C#
4 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.07%) PL/SQL
4 9 (16.07%) Shell Script
5 6 (10.71%) Java 8
6 5 (8.93%) Python
7 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.36%) ES6
7 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.79%) Groovy
8 1 (1.79%) Haskell
8 1 (1.79%) Java 9
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) Scala
8 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Docker
2 13 (23.21%) Postfix
3 3 (5.36%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.57%) Kibana
3 1 (1.79%) Grafana
3 1 (1.79%) logstash
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.07%) BEA
4 3 (5.36%) Databricks
4 3 (5.36%) Nintex
4 3 (5.36%) SAP
4 3 (5.36%) Tableau
4 3 (5.36%) webMethods
5 1 (1.79%) F5
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.79%) WSO2