Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 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.

Kubernetes (k8s)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 103 142
Rank change year-on-year +20 +39 +13
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 89 77 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.46% 1.78% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.35% 15.62% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 51 17
Berkshire median daily rate £561 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £450
90th Percentile £675 £600 £645
South East median daily rate £520 £500 £484
% change year-on-year +4.00% +3.31% +13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 485 493 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.39% 11.40% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 239 262
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.51% -6.11%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £233
90th Percentile £616 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £62.50 £15.05 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +315.28% +25.42% -57.14%
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £16.69 £14.00
% change year-on-year +58.75% +19.23% -51.30%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Berkshire

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kubernetes in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Berkshire

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in Berkshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor 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 13 December 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
Reading +22 31 £538 +2.38% 8
Newbury -6 14 £575 +43.75% 4
Bracknell +32 12 £544 +1.16% 6
Slough +3 3 £500 -2.44% 5
Wokingham - 2 £600 - 1
Maidenhead -3 1 £688 +41.03% 3
Kubernetes
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 74 (83.15%) DevOps
2 64 (71.91%) Docker
3 46 (51.69%) Azure
4 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (43.82%) Ansible
5 39 (43.82%) Terraform
6 35 (39.33%) AWS
7 33 (37.08%) Jenkins
8 29 (32.58%) Python
9 23 (25.84%) Linux
10 20 (22.47%) Java
10 20 (22.47%) Puppet
10 20 (22.47%) Microservices
11 16 (17.98%) GCP
11 16 (17.98%) SaaS
12 15 (16.85%) SQL
12 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
13 14 (15.73%) Oracle
14 13 (14.61%) GitHub
15 12 (13.48%) Atlassian
15 12 (13.48%) Infrastructure as Code
16 11 (12.36%) JIRA
16 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
16 11 (12.36%) PaaS
17 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
17 10 (11.24%) Confluence
17 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database
17 10 (11.24%) Relational Database

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 10 (11.24%) Confluence
2 3 (3.37%) Apache Solr
2 3 (3.37%) CMS
2 3 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.25%) Drupal
3 2 (2.25%) Headless CMS
3 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 46 (51.69%) Azure
2 35 (39.33%) AWS
3 16 (17.98%) GCP
3 16 (17.98%) SaaS
4 13 (14.61%) GitHub
5 11 (12.36%) PaaS
6 7 (7.87%) OpenShift
7 5 (5.62%) Serverless
8 3 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (3.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.25%) IaaS
9 2 (2.25%) Stackdriver
10 1 (1.12%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 1 (1.12%) Apigee
10 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) DNS
1 3 (3.37%) SSL
2 1 (1.12%) 5G
2 1 (1.12%) DHCP
2 1 (1.12%) Firewall
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) Network Security
2 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.12%) SMTP
2 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database
1 10 (11.24%) Relational Database
2 9 (10.11%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.49%) MySQL
4 3 (3.37%) Big Data
4 3 (3.37%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) BigQuery
5 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 33 (37.08%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.36%) JIRA
2 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.49%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.37%) CircleCI
6 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.25%) GitLab
6 2 (2.25%) GoCD
6 2 (2.25%) kappa
6 2 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.12%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.12%) JMeter
7 1 (1.12%) JUnit
7 1 (1.12%) Maven
7 1 (1.12%) Mocha
7 1 (1.12%) Mockito
7 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Banking
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Back Office
3 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (47.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (19.10%) AWS DevOps
3 16 (17.98%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (16.85%) Consultant
5 14 (15.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 13 (14.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 10 (11.24%) Azure DevOps
7 10 (11.24%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (10.11%) Developer
9 8 (8.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 7 (7.87%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (6.74%) Senior DevOps
12 5 (5.62%) Architect
12 5 (5.62%) DevOps Consultant
12 5 (5.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (5.62%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 4 (4.49%) Lead DevOps
14 3 (3.37%) .NET Developer
14 3 (3.37%) DevSecOps Engineer
14 3 (3.37%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) .NET
2 6 (6.74%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (6.74%) RESTful
3 5 (5.62%) .NET Core
3 5 (5.62%) Web Services
4 3 (3.37%) REST
4 3 (3.37%) Spring
5 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.25%) CSS
5 2 (2.25%) GraphQL
5 2 (2.25%) Node.js
5 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.12%) Chai
6 1 (1.12%) COM
6 1 (1.12%) Enzyme
6 1 (1.12%) Jest
6 1 (1.12%) Keycloak
6 1 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (5.62%) Cloud Native
3 5 (5.62%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.37%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.25%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.12%) Life Science
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) PKI
7 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.12%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Linux
2 9 (10.11%) Unix
3 7 (7.87%) Windows
4 4 (4.49%) CentOS
4 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (83.15%) DevOps
2 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.47%) Microservices
4 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (13.48%) Infrastructure as Code
6 9 (10.11%) Data Analysis
6 9 (10.11%) Wealth Management
7 8 (8.99%) Migration
7 8 (8.99%) Scrum
8 7 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.87%) TDD
9 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 5 (5.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.49%) Open Source
11 4 (4.49%) SIEM
11 4 (4.49%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) Python
2 20 (22.47%) Java
3 15 (16.85%) SQL
4 9 (10.11%) Bash Shell
5 8 (8.99%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.74%) Go
7 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.74%) Ruby
8 5 (5.62%) C#
9 2 (2.25%) PHP
10 1 (1.12%) ES6
10 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.12%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (71.91%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.12%) NFS
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (43.82%) Ansible
1 39 (43.82%) Terraform
2 20 (22.47%) Puppet
3 11 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.49%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (4.49%) Salt
5 3 (3.37%) Kibana
6 2 (2.25%) logstash
6 2 (2.25%) Marathon
6 2 (2.25%) Mesos
7 1 (1.12%) Grafana
7 1 (1.12%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.12%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.12%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
1 14 (15.73%) Oracle
2 12 (13.48%) Atlassian
3 9 (10.11%) Google
4 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.49%) SaltStack
5 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 2 (2.25%) FNZ
6 2 (2.25%) HP
6 2 (2.25%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.25%) Splunk
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco
7 1 (1.12%) Dell
7 1 (1.12%) hybris
7 1 (1.12%) IBM
7 1 (1.12%) Okta