Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 September 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)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 96 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 - +103
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 56 28 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.90% 1.40% -
As % of the Systems Management category 22.67% 10.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 45 16 0
Bristol median daily rate £525 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.05% - -
South West median daily rate £563 £525 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% +23.53% +25.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £13.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £37.25 - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 247 278 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.78% 13.94% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 198 90
Bristol median daily rate £475 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +14.86% +2.78%
10th Percentile £165 £213 £236
90th Percentile £600 £533 £538
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Bristol median hourly rate £27.25 £21.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.76% -30.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £15.38 £16.50 £27.50
90th Percentile £38.13 £47.00 £32.50
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.39% -11.43% +25.00%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Bristol

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Bristol

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Bristol

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

1 44 (78.57%) Docker
2 33 (58.93%) DevOps
3 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (46.43%) AWS
5 16 (28.57%) Python
5 16 (28.57%) React
6 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
6 15 (26.79%) Linux
7 14 (25.00%) Microservices
8 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
8 13 (23.21%) Azure
9 12 (21.43%) Terraform
9 12 (21.43%) CSS
10 11 (19.64%) Ansible
10 11 (19.64%) Node.js
11 10 (17.86%) Redux
11 10 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (16.07%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (16.07%) .NET
12 9 (16.07%) TDD
13 8 (14.29%) C#
13 8 (14.29%) Unix
13 8 (14.29%) Windows
13 8 (14.29%) SQL
13 8 (14.29%) GCP
13 8 (14.29%) .NET Core
13 8 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (12.50%) TypeScript
14 7 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (12.50%) Sass

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 7 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 26 (46.43%) AWS
2 13 (23.21%) Azure
3 9 (16.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (14.29%) GCP
5 6 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (8.93%) OpenShift
7 3 (5.36%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (3.57%) GitHub
8 2 (3.57%) Serverless
9 1 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.79%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.79%) Azure Stack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Big Data
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) JSUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
4 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (41.07%) Developer
3 13 (23.21%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (19.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 11 (19.64%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) AWS Developer
8 2 (3.57%) DevOps Developer
8 2 (3.57%) JavaScript Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) PHP Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Python Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) React
2 12 (21.43%) CSS
3 11 (19.64%) Node.js
4 10 (17.86%) Redux
5 9 (16.07%) .NET
6 8 (14.29%) .NET Core
7 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 7 (12.50%) Sass
8 6 (10.71%) HTML
9 5 (8.93%) HTML5
9 5 (8.93%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (7.14%) GraphQL
10 4 (7.14%) Vue.js
11 3 (5.36%) CSS3
12 2 (3.57%) Laravel
12 2 (3.57%) OAuth
12 2 (3.57%) OAuth2
12 2 (3.57%) OpenID
12 2 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) Unix
2 8 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) DevOps
2 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) Microservices
4 10 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (16.07%) TDD
6 8 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Pair Programming
7 6 (10.71%) Scrum
7 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.71%) User Stories
8 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.93%) Fintech
8 5 (8.93%) Front End Development
8 5 (8.93%) Open Source
8 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Web Development
9 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) Python
2 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) C#
3 8 (14.29%) SQL
4 7 (12.50%) Java
4 7 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.71%) Ruby
6 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.14%) PHP
8 2 (3.57%) ES6
9 1 (1.79%) Java 8
9 1 (1.79%) Perl
9 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 44 (78.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) Terraform
2 11 (19.64%) Ansible
3 4 (7.14%) Grafana
3 4 (7.14%) Kibana
3 4 (7.14%) logstash
4 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle