Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 87 153
Rank change year-on-year +26 +66 +19
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 134 85 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.13% 2.14% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.41% 16.54% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 41 4
Berkshire median daily rate £538 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +17.65% +1.19%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £400
90th Percentile £617 £588 £511
South East median daily rate £525 £490 £460
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.52% -27.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 598 514 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.96% 12.97% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 270 199
Berkshire median daily rate £460 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% -4.82%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £287
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 35
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £38.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.42% +216.67% -43.74%
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -31.43% +2.94% -33.98%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +43 61 £538 +6.17% 12
Slough +15 21 £538 +4.88% 3
Bracknell +8 21 £550 +4.76% 1
Newbury -14 9 £519 +9.21% 4
Maidenhead -8 4 £550 +22.22%
Wokingham - 2 £325 - 1
Kubernetes
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 107 (79.85%) Docker
1 107 (79.85%) DevOps
2 76 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (52.24%) Ansible
4 60 (44.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 59 (44.03%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (39.55%) Linux
6 53 (39.55%) Amazon AWS
7 51 (38.06%) Jenkins
8 40 (29.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 34 (25.37%) Puppet
10 33 (24.63%) OpenShift
11 32 (23.88%) Opscode Chef
12 31 (23.13%) Microservices
12 31 (23.13%) Red Hat
13 28 (20.90%) Configuration Management
14 27 (20.15%) Continuous Deployment
15 25 (18.66%) Python
16 24 (17.91%) Java
16 24 (17.91%) High Availability
17 23 (17.16%) OpenStack
17 23 (17.16%) RESTful
18 22 (16.42%) Google
19 20 (14.93%) Terraform
20 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
20 18 (13.43%) .NET Core
21 17 (12.69%) DevSecOps
21 17 (12.69%) Continuous Improvement
21 17 (12.69%) Visual Studio Team System
22 16 (11.94%) Microsoft

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 23 (17.16%) OpenStack
2 10 (7.46%) Confluence
3 4 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.24%) CMS
4 3 (2.24%) Drupal
4 3 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.75%) Mule
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 60 (44.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (39.55%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (29.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 33 (24.63%) OpenShift
5 13 (9.70%) PaaS
6 11 (8.21%) GitHub
7 9 (6.72%) SaaS
8 3 (2.24%) IaaS
9 2 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.49%) Datadog
9 2 (1.49%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (1.49%) Serverless
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) HTTP
2 3 (2.24%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.24%) Internet
2 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.48%) NoSQL
1 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database
1 6 (4.48%) RDBMS
1 6 (4.48%) Relational Database
1 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.24%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 51 (38.06%) Jenkins
2 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
3 17 (12.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (8.96%) JIRA
5 7 (5.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (4.48%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.99%) GitLab
7 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.49%) NUnit
9 2 (1.49%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.75%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.75%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.75%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.75%) Mocha
10 1 (0.75%) Mockito
10 1 (0.75%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.75%) Subversion
10 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (6.72%) Retail
1 9 (6.72%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.73%) Finance
3 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (35.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (22.39%) Developer
3 28 (20.90%) Cloud Engineer
4 19 (14.18%) Platform Engineer
5 14 (10.45%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) Senior DevOps
8 9 (6.72%) Consultant
8 9 (6.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.72%) Sitecore Developer
9 8 (5.97%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (5.97%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) AWS Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) .NET Developer
12 5 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
12 5 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (2.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.99%) Backend Developer
13 4 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.16%) RESTful
2 18 (13.43%) .NET Core
3 15 (11.19%) .NET
4 12 (8.96%) Web Services
5 9 (6.72%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.22%) Spring
7 5 (3.73%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (3.73%) Node.js
8 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.99%) React
9 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.24%) CSS
9 3 (2.24%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.24%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.24%) Java EE
9 3 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.24%) Spring Boot
10 2 (1.49%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Private Cloud
2 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.24%) iPad
4 2 (1.49%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 53 (39.55%) Linux
2 11 (8.21%) Unix
3 7 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.99%) Windows
5 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (79.85%) DevOps
2 76 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (44.03%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (23.13%) Microservices
5 28 (20.90%) Configuration Management
6 27 (20.15%) Continuous Deployment
7 24 (17.91%) High Availability
8 17 (12.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (12.69%) DevSecOps
9 13 (9.70%) TDD
10 11 (8.21%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (8.21%) Infrastructure as Code
11 10 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (7.46%) Scrum
12 9 (6.72%) Software Engineering
13 8 (5.97%) Task Automation
14 7 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (4.48%) Data Analysis
15 6 (4.48%) Data Protection
15 6 (4.48%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.66%) Python
2 24 (17.91%) Java
3 15 (11.19%) Bash Shell
4 13 (9.70%) C#
5 12 (8.96%) JavaScript
6 11 (8.21%) Ruby
7 10 (7.46%) SQL
8 7 (5.22%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.99%) PHP
10 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.49%) ES6
11 2 (1.49%) F#
11 2 (1.49%) Java 8
11 2 (1.49%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.75%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.75%) C++
12 1 (0.75%) Go
12 1 (0.75%) Groovy
12 1 (0.75%) Korn
12 1 (0.75%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 107 (79.85%) Docker
2 7 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.24%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.49%) LXC
4 2 (1.49%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.75%) oVirt
5 1 (0.75%) RHEV
5 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (52.24%) Ansible
2 34 (25.37%) Puppet
3 32 (23.88%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (14.93%) Terraform
5 8 (5.97%) Salt
6 6 (4.48%) Marathon
7 5 (3.73%) Kibana
8 4 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (2.99%) Grafana
9 3 (2.24%) Mesos
9 3 (2.24%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.49%) Packer
11 1 (0.75%) logstash
Vendors
1 31 (23.13%) Red Hat
2 22 (16.42%) Google
3 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
4 12 (8.96%) Sitecore
5 10 (7.46%) Atlassian
6 7 (5.22%) Oracle
6 7 (5.22%) SaltStack
6 7 (5.22%) VMware
7 5 (3.73%) New Relic
8 3 (2.24%) Splunk
9 2 (1.49%) Adobe
9 2 (1.49%) FNZ
9 2 (1.49%) Qualys
9 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco
10 1 (0.75%) Dell
10 1 (0.75%) HP
10 1 (0.75%) Informatica
10 1 (0.75%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.75%) TOWER Software