Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 97 72
Rank change year-on-year +35 -25 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 33 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.37% 0.33% 1.09%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.10% 3.97% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 15
Birmingham median daily rate £488 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £398 £473 £448
90th Percentile £580 £600 £635
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -
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 205 126 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.74% 8.20% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 89 65
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -13.16% +35.71%
10th Percentile £230 £246 £273
90th Percentile £588 £561 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +9.04% -13.85%
10th Percentile £16.97 £14.50 £10.88
90th Percentile £26.63 £21.75 £18.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £14.22
% change year-on-year -2.70% +30.14% +2.01%

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 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 27 (81.82%) DevOps
2 21 (63.64%) Docker
3 19 (57.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (42.42%) Python
5 13 (39.39%) Jenkins
6 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (27.27%) Microservices
8 9 (27.27%) Terraform
8 9 (27.27%) Ansible
9 8 (24.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (24.24%) GitHub
9 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
10 7 (21.21%) Google
10 7 (21.21%) Node.js
11 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
11 6 (18.18%) Puppet
11 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (18.18%) PHP
11 6 (18.18%) SQL
12 5 (15.15%) Java
12 5 (15.15%) Web Services
12 5 (15.15%) Linux
12 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
12 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
12 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
12 5 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
13 4 (12.12%) Data Integration

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (24.24%) GitHub
3 8 (24.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (12.12%) IaaS
5 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (9.09%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
5 3 (9.09%) PaaS
6 2 (6.06%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (6.06%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (6.06%) Route 53
6 2 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (3.03%) CloudFront
7 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
7 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) BigQuery
3 1 (3.03%) Bigtable
3 1 (3.03%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Jenkins
2 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.06%) Bitbucket
3 2 (6.06%) GitLab
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) EasyMock
4 1 (3.03%) Hudson
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) Mockito
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Azure DevOps
2 7 (21.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (12.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Database Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Database Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Node.js
2 5 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
3 3 (9.09%) LAMP
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) Kafka
4 2 (6.06%) Spring
5 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) J2EE
5 1 (3.03%) Java EE
5 1 (3.03%) jQuery
5 1 (3.03%) RESTful
5 1 (3.03%) SAML
5 1 (3.03%) Spring Security
5 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.03%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Debian
3 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) DevOps
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (27.27%) Microservices
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Data Integration
7 4 (12.12%) Patch Management
7 4 (12.12%) Web Development
8 3 (9.09%) High Availability
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Software Delivery
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
9 2 (6.06%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (6.06%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
9 2 (6.06%) IT Strategy
9 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Python
2 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 6 (18.18%) PHP
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) Go
6 1 (3.03%) Java 8
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Ansible
1 9 (27.27%) Terraform
2 6 (18.18%) Puppet
3 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (6.06%) Packer
5 1 (3.03%) Mesos
5 1 (3.03%) rkt
5 1 (3.03%) Rundeck
5 1 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Google
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) Talend
3 1 (3.03%) Twitter
3 1 (3.03%) WSO2