Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 63 91
Rank change year-on-year +13 +28 +60
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 54 132 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.11% 3.10% 2.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.55% 22.41% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 100 40
Median daily rate £450 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £328 £400 £390
90th Percentile £640 £625 £589
South East median daily rate £500 £525 £486
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.97% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
South East median hourly rate £50.00 - £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 196 589 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.28% 13.82% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 282 289
Median daily rate £450 £460 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.55% +3.53%
10th Percentile £243 £258 £300
90th Percentile £616 £594 £578
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 35 14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -70.91% +243.75%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £15.30 £57.13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +58.33% -31.43% -

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -1 25 £525 +1.20% 7
Newbury +10 11 £550 +2.33% 2
Bracknell +25 10 £419 -23.86% 3
Maidenhead +13 1 £425 -22.73%
Slough -2 1 £475 -11.63% 1
Kubernetes
South East

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 40 (74.07%) Docker
2 38 (70.37%) DevOps
3 24 (44.44%) Ansible
4 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (31.48%) Java
5 17 (31.48%) Linux
6 15 (27.78%) Node.js
6 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
7 14 (25.93%) Terraform
8 12 (22.22%) OpenShift
8 12 (22.22%) Azure
8 12 (22.22%) AWS
8 12 (22.22%) Scrum
9 11 (20.37%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
11 9 (16.67%) HTML
11 9 (16.67%) Puppet
12 8 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
12 8 (14.81%) SQL
12 8 (14.81%) CSS
12 8 (14.81%) Web Services
12 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
12 8 (14.81%) Web Development
13 7 (12.96%) MySQL
13 7 (12.96%) Public Cloud
13 7 (12.96%) Microservices
13 7 (12.96%) GCP
13 7 (12.96%) MongoDB

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 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Fuse
2 5 (9.26%) Confluence
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (7.41%) CMS
4 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 3 (5.56%) Umbraco
5 2 (3.70%) Drupal
6 1 (1.85%) Apache
6 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.85%) nginx
6 1 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) AWS
1 12 (22.22%) Azure
1 12 (22.22%) OpenShift
2 7 (12.96%) GCP
3 5 (9.26%) Google Container Engine
3 5 (9.26%) npm
4 4 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (7.41%) IaaS
4 4 (7.41%) PaaS
4 4 (7.41%) SaaS
4 4 (7.41%) Serverless
5 3 (5.56%) Firebase
5 3 (5.56%) Google App Maker
6 2 (3.70%) Apigee
6 2 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.85%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) VPN
3 3 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.85%) DHCP
4 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.85%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.85%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
1 7 (12.96%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) BigQuery
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.85%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.26%) gulp
3 5 (9.26%) Jasmine
3 5 (9.26%) JIRA
3 5 (9.26%) Selenium
4 3 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.85%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.85%) Gradle
5 1 (1.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Maven
5 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.85%) Mocha
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Architect
1 17 (31.48%) Developer
1 17 (31.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Kubernetes Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (14.81%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (14.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (9.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.41%) DevOps Architect
6 4 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (7.41%) React Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) Node.js
2 9 (16.67%) HTML
3 8 (14.81%) CSS
3 8 (14.81%) Web Services
4 6 (11.11%) HTML5
4 6 (11.11%) Jest
4 6 (11.11%) OAuth
4 6 (11.11%) React
5 5 (9.26%) .NET
5 5 (9.26%) Apollo GraphQL
5 5 (9.26%) Express
5 5 (9.26%) GraphQL
5 5 (9.26%) OpenID
5 5 (9.26%) RESTful
5 5 (9.26%) SAML
6 4 (7.41%) LDAP
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Core
7 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.70%) REST
9 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.26%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) CMDB
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) Industry 4.0
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (70.37%) DevOps
2 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) Scrum
4 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
5 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
5 8 (14.81%) Web Development
6 7 (12.96%) Microservices
7 6 (11.11%) SOA
7 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.41%) BPEL
9 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.41%) CRM
9 4 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (7.41%) MVC
10 3 (5.56%) Analytics
10 3 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) Java
2 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.81%) SQL
4 6 (11.11%) Python
5 5 (9.26%) C#
5 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.41%) Go
6 4 (7.41%) Ruby
7 3 (5.56%) Google Apps Script
8 2 (3.70%) Perl
8 2 (3.70%) PHP
9 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.85%) ES6
9 1 (1.85%) Java 8
9 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 40 (74.07%) Docker
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.56%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.85%) PowerDNS
4 1 (1.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (44.44%) Ansible
2 14 (25.93%) Terraform
3 11 (20.37%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (16.67%) Puppet
5 8 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.70%) Istio
6 2 (3.70%) OpenNebula
7 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Google
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle
2 5 (9.26%) VMware
3 4 (7.41%) WSO2
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.85%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.85%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.85%) BMC
6 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.85%) F5
6 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.85%) Qualys
6 1 (1.85%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.85%) Remedy
6 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.85%) Splunk
6 1 (1.85%) Symantec