Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 72 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 +24 -5
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 20 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.90% 1.47% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.28% 16.38% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 4
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £400 £358 £384
90th Percentile £630 £545 £588
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -
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 94 116 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.94% 8.96% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 83 93
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £153 £233 £174
90th Percentile £605 £624 £663
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% - +23.33%
10th Percentile £15.45 £15.10 £17.75
90th Percentile £19.20 £21.75 £19.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £18.00 £16.51
% change year-on-year -11.94% +9.01% +10.08%

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 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 13 (65.00%) AWS
1 13 (65.00%) DevOps
2 12 (60.00%) Microservices
2 12 (60.00%) GCP
3 11 (55.00%) Terraform
3 11 (55.00%) Azure
4 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (45.00%) Python
4 9 (45.00%) Ansible
4 9 (45.00%) Docker
5 8 (40.00%) Kafka
5 8 (40.00%) C#
5 8 (40.00%) .NET
6 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
6 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Automation
7 6 (30.00%) Amazon EKS
7 6 (30.00%) Confluent
7 6 (30.00%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (30.00%) CircleCI
7 6 (30.00%) The Twelve-Factor App
7 6 (30.00%) Veracode
7 6 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (30.00%) Cloud Native
7 6 (30.00%) CoreOS
7 6 (30.00%) Rust
7 6 (30.00%) Artifactory
7 6 (30.00%) Go
7 6 (30.00%) JIRA

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 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) AWS
2 12 (60.00%) GCP
3 11 (55.00%) Azure
4 6 (30.00%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (10.00%) IaaS
6 2 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (30.00%) Artifactory
2 6 (30.00%) CircleCI
2 6 (30.00%) JIRA
2 6 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Mockito
3 1 (5.00%) REST Assured
General
1 6 (30.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Azure DevOps
2 7 (35.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Platform Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) DevOps Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
1 8 (40.00%) Kafka
2 6 (30.00%) Node.js
3 5 (25.00%) Spring
4 4 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (15.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (10.00%) Spring Boot
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Core
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
7 1 (5.00%) J2EE
7 1 (5.00%) JAX-RS
7 1 (5.00%) JSON
7 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (5.00%) RESTful
7 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Cloud Native
2 3 (15.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) CentOS
2 6 (30.00%) CoreOS
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) DevOps
2 12 (60.00%) Microservices
3 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Automation
4 6 (30.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 6 (30.00%) The Twelve-Factor App
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (15.00%) DevSecOps
6 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (15.00%) Web Application Development
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Cloud Operations
7 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 8 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) Go
3 6 (30.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) Rust
4 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.00%) Java 8
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) Java 9
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Terraform
2 9 (45.00%) Ansible
3 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (15.00%) Puppet
4 1 (5.00%) Rancher
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Confluent
1 6 (30.00%) Veracode
2 3 (15.00%) Google
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft