Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 137 168
Rank change year-on-year +46 +31 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 81 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.06% 0.70% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.88% 6.06% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 15 6
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +37.93% -
10th Percentile £400 £450 £291
90th Percentile £600 £655 £419
South East median daily rate £500 £484 £400
% change year-on-year +3.31% +21.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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 453 462 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.51% 11.54% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 241 236
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £284 £250 £253
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +6.01% +6.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.80 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -31.43% -52.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £35.00 £44.83
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -47.27% +36.24%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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
Maidenhead +13 21 £488 -4.88% 2
Newbury - 20 £400 - 2
Reading -7 10 £500 +11.11% 6
Bracknell - 6 £525 - 1
Slough -9 5 £538 +6.17% 3
Kubernetes
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 77 (95.06%) Docker
2 57 (70.37%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (69.14%) DevOps
4 40 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (45.68%) Puppet
6 36 (44.44%) Jenkins
7 35 (43.21%) Linux
7 35 (43.21%) Terraform
8 27 (33.33%) Node.js
9 24 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (28.40%) Python
10 23 (28.40%) Scrum
10 23 (28.40%) NoSQL
10 23 (28.40%) Git (software)
10 23 (28.40%) Ansible
11 21 (25.93%) Bash Shell
11 21 (25.93%) MongoDB
11 21 (25.93%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (25.93%) Configuration Management
11 21 (25.93%) .NET
12 20 (24.69%) C#
13 19 (23.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (23.46%) Test Automation
14 18 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (20.99%) Kafka
15 17 (20.99%) Serverless
16 16 (19.75%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (19.75%) .NET Core
16 16 (19.75%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (19.75%) Opscode Chef

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 18 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (14.81%) Apache Solr
2 12 (14.81%) OpenStack
3 9 (11.11%) Apache Spark
4 7 (8.64%) Confluence
5 3 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.47%) Apache
6 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 57 (70.37%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (20.99%) Serverless
3 16 (19.75%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (19.75%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (16.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (9.88%) AWS CodePipeline
6 5 (6.17%) Amazon S3
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (3.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (3.70%) CloudFront
8 3 (3.70%) SaaS
9 2 (2.47%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (2.47%) CloudBees
9 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (2.47%) IaaS
9 2 (2.47%) Trello
9 2 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (2.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) HTTP
2 5 (6.17%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (3.70%) VPN
4 2 (2.47%) Internet
4 2 (2.47%) IPsec
4 2 (2.47%) OpenVPN
4 2 (2.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.40%) NoSQL
2 21 (25.93%) MongoDB
3 19 (23.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (18.52%) Redis
5 11 (13.58%) Big Data
6 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
7 9 (11.11%) Neo4j
8 5 (6.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (4.94%) MySQL
10 3 (3.70%) CouchDB
10 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (2.47%) MariaDB
11 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
11 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
12 1 (1.23%) Couchbase
12 1 (1.23%) InfluxDB
12 1 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 36 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 23 (28.40%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.35%) JIRA
4 6 (7.41%) Bitbucket
5 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.94%) JUnit
6 4 (4.94%) Maven
6 4 (4.94%) Mocha
6 4 (4.94%) NUnit
7 3 (3.70%) Checkstyle
7 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.70%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.70%) Gradle
7 3 (3.70%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.70%) Mercurial
7 3 (3.70%) Moq
7 3 (3.70%) SonarQube
7 3 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.70%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (17.28%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.47%) Games
2 2 (2.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Automotive
3 1 (1.23%) Billing
3 1 (1.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (45.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (22.22%) Developer
3 16 (19.75%) AWS DevOps
3 16 (19.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 16 (19.75%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (17.28%) Architect
5 7 (8.64%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Automation Architect
7 5 (6.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Platform Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.33%) Node.js
2 21 (25.93%) .NET
2 21 (25.93%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (20.99%) Kafka
4 16 (19.75%) .NET Core
5 15 (18.52%) REST
6 12 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (11.11%) LAMP
7 9 (11.11%) Lucene
7 9 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
8 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
8 8 (9.88%) Memcached
9 7 (8.64%) JSON
9 7 (8.64%) React
9 7 (8.64%) Spring
10 6 (7.41%) Web Services
11 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
11 5 (6.17%) SignalR
12 4 (4.94%) D3.js
12 4 (4.94%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (8.64%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.47%) iPad
3 2 (2.47%) PMI
3 2 (2.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (43.21%) Linux
2 15 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (13.58%) Unix
3 11 (13.58%) Windows
4 8 (9.88%) CentOS
5 5 (6.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.47%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (2.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (69.14%) DevOps
2 40 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (28.40%) Scrum
5 21 (25.93%) Configuration Management
6 19 (23.46%) Test Automation
7 16 (19.75%) Microservices
8 10 (12.35%) Kanban
9 9 (11.11%) Anomaly Detection
9 9 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 9 (11.11%) Machine Learning
9 9 (11.11%) MVC
10 8 (9.88%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (9.88%) OO
10 8 (9.88%) Open Source
10 8 (9.88%) TDD
11 7 (8.64%) Web Development
12 6 (7.41%) SOA
12 6 (7.41%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.40%) Python
2 21 (25.93%) Bash Shell
3 20 (24.69%) C#
4 14 (17.28%) Java
5 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.11%) SQL
7 8 (9.88%) Groovy
8 6 (7.41%) Java 8
8 6 (7.41%) PHP
9 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
9 5 (6.17%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.70%) Go
10 3 (3.70%) Ruby
11 2 (2.47%) R
11 2 (2.47%) Scala
12 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 77 (95.06%) Docker
2 14 (17.28%) oVirt
2 14 (17.28%) RHEV
3 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.47%) Btrfs
4 2 (2.47%) KVM
4 2 (2.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (45.68%) Puppet
2 35 (43.21%) Terraform
3 23 (28.40%) Ansible
4 16 (19.75%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (13.58%) Packer
5 11 (13.58%) Salt
6 3 (3.70%) Rancher
7 2 (2.47%) Consul
7 2 (2.47%) Grafana
7 2 (2.47%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.47%) Kibana
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Red Hat
2 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.17%) Rackspace
3 5 (6.17%) VMware
4 4 (4.94%) Google
5 3 (3.70%) Adobe
6 2 (2.47%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.47%) Mirantis
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle
7 1 (1.23%) Concur
7 1 (1.23%) SAP