Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 25 September 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 75 98
Rank change year-on-year -15 +23 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 8 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.55% 1.20% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.15% 15.74% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 5
Birmingham median daily rate £519 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.68% - -
10th Percentile £413 £504 £475
90th Percentile £569 £645 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -6.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 130 108 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.87% 7.65% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 71 60
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £216 £220 £281
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% -5.23% -42.86%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.88 £14.30
90th Percentile £21.75 £18.48 £21.83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.41 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% +2.89% -33.33%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Birmingham

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Birmingham

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 5 (62.50%) Docker
3 4 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) Microservices
4 3 (37.50%) Terraform
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Core
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (25.00%) Co-Creation
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Ansible
5 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (12.50%) GitHub
4 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (12.50%) IaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (25.00%) Redis
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) GitLab
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Moq
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) AWS Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) React
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Microservices
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Co-Creation
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Go
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Terraform
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (12.50%) Packer
3 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft