Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Kubernetes skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Kubernetes over the 6 months to 8 April 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.

Kubernetes (k8s)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 92 121
Rank change year-on-year +23 +29 +25
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 69 90 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.49% 2.09% 1.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.23% 16.25% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 63 20
Median daily rate £500 £525 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +3.70% +15.71%
10th Percentile £391 £403 £390
90th Percentile £675 £623 £641
South East median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 - -

Kubernetes is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 341 554 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.32% 12.89% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 245 304
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £185 £264 £291
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £445 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -1.11% - +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 37 16
Median hourly rate £23.19 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.25% - -56.36%
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +35.71% -13.66% -12.35%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Berkshire

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Berkshire

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in Berkshire over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Berkshire

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 8 April 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
Reading -3 24 £450 -14.29% 21
Bracknell +43 19 £438 -16.67% 3
Newbury -11 6 £650 - 1
Slough -8 2 £481 -10.47% 2
Maidenhead +17 1 £425 -10.53% 1
Wokingham +5 1 - - 1
Kubernetes
South East

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Kubernetes 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 57 (82.61%) Docker
2 47 (68.12%) DevOps
3 30 (43.48%) Ansible
3 30 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (40.58%) Terraform
5 22 (31.88%) JavaScript
6 21 (30.43%) AWS
7 19 (27.54%) Microservices
8 18 (26.09%) Java
9 17 (24.64%) Azure
9 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
10 15 (21.74%) Jenkins
10 15 (21.74%) Node.js
10 15 (21.74%) GCP
10 15 (21.74%) Linux
11 14 (20.29%) Python
12 12 (17.39%) Scrum
13 11 (15.94%) OpenShift
13 11 (15.94%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (14.49%) Web Development
14 10 (14.49%) CSS
14 10 (14.49%) HTML
15 9 (13.04%) C#
15 9 (13.04%) MySQL
15 9 (13.04%) Web Services
15 9 (13.04%) SQL
15 9 (13.04%) Google
15 9 (13.04%) CMS
15 9 (13.04%) Puppet
16 8 (11.59%) SaaS

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (13.04%) CMS
2 6 (8.70%) Red Hat Fuse
3 5 (7.25%) Confluence
3 5 (7.25%) Umbraco
4 4 (5.80%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.90%) Apache
6 2 (2.90%) Drupal
6 2 (2.90%) Headless CMS
6 2 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.90%) WordPress
7 1 (1.45%) IIS
7 1 (1.45%) JBoss
7 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.43%) AWS
2 17 (24.64%) Azure
3 15 (21.74%) GCP
4 11 (15.94%) OpenShift
5 8 (11.59%) SaaS
6 5 (7.25%) Firebase
6 5 (7.25%) Google App Maker
6 5 (7.25%) Google Container Engine
6 5 (7.25%) npm
6 5 (7.25%) Serverless
7 4 (5.80%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (4.35%) GitHub
9 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
9 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.45%) IaaS
10 1 (1.45%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) SSL
2 2 (2.90%) DHCP
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) SMTP
3 1 (1.45%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) MySQL
2 6 (8.70%) BigQuery
2 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.90%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.45%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
2 15 (21.74%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.70%) JIRA
4 5 (7.25%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.25%) gulp
4 5 (7.25%) Jasmine
4 5 (7.25%) Selenium
5 4 (5.80%) CircleCI
6 3 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.90%) kappa
7 2 (2.90%) Mocha
7 2 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.45%) GitLab
8 1 (1.45%) GoCD
8 1 (1.45%) Gradle
8 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.45%) Postman
8 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.45%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (31.88%) Developer
3 12 (17.39%) Architect
3 12 (17.39%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (14.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.80%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) DevOps Architect
7 4 (5.80%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.80%) React Developer
8 3 (4.35%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Full Stack Web Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Junior Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) Node.js
2 10 (14.49%) CSS
2 10 (14.49%) HTML
3 9 (13.04%) Web Services
4 8 (11.59%) .NET
5 7 (10.14%) GraphQL
5 7 (10.14%) Jest
5 7 (10.14%) React
5 7 (10.14%) RESTful
6 5 (7.25%) .NET Core
6 5 (7.25%) Apollo GraphQL
6 5 (7.25%) Express
6 5 (7.25%) HTML5
6 5 (7.25%) OAuth
7 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.35%) REST
9 2 (2.90%) LDAP
9 2 (2.90%) OpenID
9 2 (2.90%) SAML
9 2 (2.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Clustering
1 5 (7.25%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.90%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.45%) CMDB
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (7.25%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Unix
4 1 (1.45%) CentOS
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (68.12%) DevOps
2 30 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (27.54%) Microservices
4 12 (17.39%) Scrum
5 10 (14.49%) Web Development
6 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.14%) CRM
7 7 (10.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.70%) MVC
9 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure as Code
9 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.25%) TDD
10 4 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (5.80%) Fintech
10 4 (5.80%) SOA
11 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.35%) Kanban
11 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) JavaScript
2 18 (26.09%) Java
3 14 (20.29%) Python
4 9 (13.04%) C#
4 9 (13.04%) SQL
5 8 (11.59%) Go
6 5 (7.25%) Google Apps Script
6 5 (7.25%) Ruby
7 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.35%) Perl
7 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.90%) ES6
8 2 (2.90%) PHP
8 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.45%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (82.61%) Docker
2 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (43.48%) Ansible
2 28 (40.58%) Terraform
3 11 (15.94%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (13.04%) Puppet
5 6 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.90%) Kibana
6 2 (2.90%) OpenNebula
7 1 (1.45%) Grafana
7 1 (1.45%) logstash
7 1 (1.45%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.45%) Salt
7 1 (1.45%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Google
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.90%) hybris
4 2 (2.90%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) WSO2
5 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.45%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.45%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (1.45%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (1.45%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.45%) Juniper
5 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.45%) Qualys
5 1 (1.45%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.45%) Splunk
5 1 (1.45%) Trend Micro