Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 May 2022 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 62 32 28
Rank change year-on-year -30 -4 +30
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 16 16 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.93% 3.25% 5.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.76% 38.10% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 22
10th Percentile £498 £385 £363
25th Percentile £513 £463 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £575 £475
Median % change year-on-year -6.52% +21.05% -20.83%
75th Percentile £613 £703 £625
90th Percentile £640 £900 £650
East of England median daily rate £600 £538 £475
% change year-on-year +11.63% +13.16% -18.10%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 136 42 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.37% 8.52% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 30 68
10th Percentile £303 £313 £212
25th Percentile £313 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +12.29%
75th Percentile £525 £613 £538
90th Percentile £621 £743 £629
East of England median daily rate £475 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £14.25 - -
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - - +20.00%
75th Percentile £15.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £20.79 £18.25
% change year-on-year -27.86% +13.93% +12.62%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Cambridgeshire

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Cambridgeshire

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge -4 15 £550 +2.33% 42
Kubernetes
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 8 (50.00%) TypeScript
1 8 (50.00%) CI/CD
2 7 (43.75%) Docker
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 7 (43.75%) React
2 7 (43.75%) Terraform
3 6 (37.50%) GCP
3 6 (37.50%) Azure
3 6 (37.50%) AWS
3 6 (37.50%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) Agile
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 5 (31.25%) Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) GitLab
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (18.75%) Scala
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Serverless
6 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (18.75%) Microservices
6 3 (18.75%) IoT

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (12.50%) CMS
1 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) AWS
1 6 (37.50%) Azure
1 6 (37.50%) GCP
2 3 (18.75%) Serverless
3 2 (12.50%) Akamai
3 2 (12.50%) Algolia
3 2 (12.50%) Amplience
3 2 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (12.50%) CloudFront
3 2 (12.50%) SaaS
3 2 (12.50%) Vercel
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) 4G
1 2 (12.50%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) GitLab
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (6.25%) Terragrunt
General
1 2 (12.50%) Presentation Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.25%) Social Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Architect
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Python Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Data Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Site Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) React
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) GraphQL
2 2 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Dask
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) IoT
2 2 (12.50%) iPad
2 2 (12.50%) Life Science
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Biotechnology
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.25%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) CI/CD
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 6 (37.50%) Agile
4 5 (31.25%) Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (18.75%) Microservices
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) B2C
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (12.50%) Full Stack Development
7 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Logistics
7 2 (12.50%) Order Management
7 2 (12.50%) Personalization
7 2 (12.50%) Presales
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Scala
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) Go
5 2 (12.50%) Kotlin
6 1 (6.25%) Rust
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
1 1 (6.25%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Terraform
2 3 (18.75%) Ansible
2 3 (18.75%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Argo
3 1 (6.25%) FreeIPA
3 1 (6.25%) Grafana
3 1 (6.25%) Icinga
3 1 (6.25%) Istio
3 1 (6.25%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Elastic Path
1 2 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Splunk