Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 141 177
Rank change year-on-year +61 +36 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 88 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.25% 0.16% 0.085%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.22% 1.54% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 4 2
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £488 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +13.04% -
10th Percentile £400 £450 £346
90th Percentile £625 £634 £512
South East median daily rate £500 £474 £650
% change year-on-year +5.49% -27.08% -
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 483 390 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.37% 10.16% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 217 290
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £401 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% -11.00% +13.92%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £12.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.67% -43.74% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.25 £46.85 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -45.63% +27.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +12 22 £469 - 3
Newbury - 18 £400 - 1
Reading +4 10 £440 -16.19% 3
Bracknell - 6 £550 -
Slough -2 5 £525 +16.67% 1
Kubernetes
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 84 (95.45%) Docker
2 70 (79.55%) DevOps
3 62 (70.45%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (55.68%) Linux
5 47 (53.41%) Jenkins
6 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (50.00%) Python
8 40 (45.45%) Ansible
9 38 (43.18%) Terraform
9 38 (43.18%) Puppet
10 37 (42.05%) Node.js
11 36 (40.91%) Configuration Management
12 33 (37.50%) Bash Shell
13 30 (34.09%) Linux Command Line
14 28 (31.82%) Git (software)
15 26 (29.55%) NoSQL
16 24 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
16 24 (27.27%) JIRA
16 24 (27.27%) Serverless
16 24 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
16 24 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
17 23 (26.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 23 (26.14%) Red Hat
18 22 (25.00%) Confluence
18 22 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
19 21 (23.86%) AWS CloudFormation
20 20 (22.73%) JavaScript
21 19 (21.59%) Unix
21 19 (21.59%) Windows
21 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration

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 22 (25.00%) Confluence
2 13 (14.77%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (13.64%) WebLogic
4 11 (12.50%) Apache Solr
5 10 (11.36%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.55%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 62 (70.45%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
2 24 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
2 24 (27.27%) Serverless
3 21 (23.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (12.50%) AWS CodePipeline
5 5 (5.68%) Amazon S3
6 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (3.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (3.41%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (3.41%) CloudFront
7 3 (3.41%) OpenShift
8 2 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (2.27%) CloudBees
8 2 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.27%) Route 53
8 2 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.14%) IaaS
9 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) HTTP
2 5 (5.68%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (3.41%) VPN
4 2 (2.27%) IPsec
4 2 (2.27%) OpenVPN
4 2 (2.27%) SSL
5 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.55%) NoSQL
2 22 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 11 (12.50%) Redis
4 8 (9.09%) Neo4j
5 5 (5.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (5.68%) Big Data
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.27%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.27%) MySQL
8 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.14%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.14%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 47 (53.41%) Jenkins
2 28 (31.82%) Git (software)
3 24 (27.27%) JIRA
4 13 (14.77%) Cucumber
4 13 (14.77%) Vagrant
5 11 (12.50%) Bitbucket
6 9 (10.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.41%) Checkstyle
7 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.41%) Gradle
7 3 (3.41%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.41%) JUnit
7 3 (3.41%) Maven
7 3 (3.41%) Mercurial
7 3 (3.41%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (19.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.14%) Automotive
2 1 (1.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.14%) Law
2 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (62.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (36.36%) AWS DevOps
2 32 (36.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 32 (36.36%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Architect
6 5 (5.68%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Automation Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Azure DevOps
9 2 (2.27%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (42.05%) Node.js
2 14 (15.91%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (12.50%) .NET
4 10 (11.36%) Kafka
5 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 8 (9.09%) Lucene
6 8 (9.09%) Natural Language Processing
7 7 (7.95%) .NET Core
7 7 (7.95%) LAMP
7 7 (7.95%) Memcached
7 7 (7.95%) React
7 7 (7.95%) REST
8 6 (6.82%) JSON
9 5 (5.68%) SignalR
10 4 (4.55%) D3.js
10 4 (4.55%) LESS
11 3 (3.41%) Apache Avro
11 3 (3.41%) CSS3
11 3 (3.41%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 30 (34.09%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (7.95%) iPad
3 5 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (55.68%) Linux
2 23 (26.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (21.59%) Unix
3 19 (21.59%) Windows
4 7 (7.95%) CentOS
5 5 (5.68%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (2.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (79.55%) DevOps
2 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (40.91%) Configuration Management
4 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (18.18%) Web Development
6 15 (17.05%) Scrum
7 13 (14.77%) E-Commerce
8 11 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 10 (11.36%) Coaching
10 9 (10.23%) MVC
11 8 (9.09%) Anomaly Detection
11 8 (9.09%) Machine Learning
11 8 (9.09%) Microservices
12 7 (7.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 7 (7.95%) OO
13 6 (6.82%) Deployment Automation
13 6 (6.82%) Kanban
14 5 (5.68%) Market Research
14 5 (5.68%) Migration
14 5 (5.68%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 44 (50.00%) Python
2 33 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 20 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 17 (19.32%) Java
5 14 (15.91%) Groovy
6 12 (13.64%) C#
7 10 (11.36%) Ruby
8 7 (7.95%) SQL
9 5 (5.68%) TypeScript
10 4 (4.55%) Java 8
10 4 (4.55%) PHP
10 4 (4.55%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.41%) Go
12 1 (1.14%) C++
12 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) GCP
System Software
1 84 (95.45%) Docker
2 11 (12.50%) oVirt
2 11 (12.50%) RHEV
3 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.27%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 40 (45.45%) Ansible
2 38 (43.18%) Puppet
2 38 (43.18%) Terraform
3 24 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (21.59%) Packer
4 19 (21.59%) Salt
5 2 (2.27%) Consul
5 2 (2.27%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.27%) Kibana
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) Red Hat
2 11 (12.50%) Oracle
3 7 (7.95%) Atlassian
3 7 (7.95%) VMware
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.68%) Rackspace
6 3 (3.41%) Adobe
6 3 (3.41%) Google
7 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.14%) ForgeRock