Period
to 23 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 23 March 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.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 128 186
Rank change year-on-year +102 +58 +43
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 650 194 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 7.28% 2.10% 0.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 39.32% 16.19% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 155 56
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £469 £463 £413
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 Central London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,653 1,198 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.51% 12.97% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,260 944 662
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £655 £649
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 10
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.75 £23.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% -6.12% -3.47%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.81 £12.95
90th Percentile £38.13 £58.50 £66.38
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.92 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.69% +8.35% -4.62%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in Central London over the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 March 2019. 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
Job
Vacancies
City of London +91 444 £575 +2.22% 74
West End of London +13 44 £575 +6.98%
Southwark -8 31 £575 +4.55%
City of Westminster +14 27 £550 +2.33% 2
Kubernetes
London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Central London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 508 (78.15%) Docker
2 399 (61.38%) DevOps
3 311 (47.85%) Amazon AWS
4 285 (43.85%) Microservices
5 259 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
6 235 (36.15%) Java
7 224 (34.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 186 (28.62%) Terraform
9 174 (26.77%) Finance
10 157 (24.15%) Jenkins
11 146 (22.46%) Python
12 145 (22.31%) Ansible
13 141 (21.69%) Linux
14 124 (19.08%) TDD
15 117 (18.00%) Git (software)
16 111 (17.08%) JavaScript
17 102 (15.69%) Kafka
18 101 (15.54%) Spring
19 95 (14.62%) Java 8
20 94 (14.46%) Node.js
21 86 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
22 83 (12.77%) Spring Boot
23 77 (11.85%) Continuous Delivery
24 75 (11.54%) MongoDB
24 75 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform
25 74 (11.38%) Scrum
25 74 (11.38%) Google
26 73 (11.23%) React
27 71 (10.92%) SQL
28 70 (10.77%) REST

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 30 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (3.69%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.92%) Confluence
4 18 (2.77%) Apache
5 14 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.23%) nginx
6 8 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.77%) Mule
8 4 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.46%) JBoss
9 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.15%) CMS
10 1 (0.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) Jetty
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 17 (2.62%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 311 (47.85%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (34.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 43 (6.62%) Serverless
5 35 (5.38%) AWS Lambda
6 34 (5.23%) OpenShift
7 31 (4.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (4.31%) PaaS
9 25 (3.85%) GitHub
10 21 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (2.31%) Heroku
13 14 (2.15%) Amazon S3
13 14 (2.15%) Apigee
14 11 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (1.54%) Datadog
16 9 (1.38%) AWS CloudTrail
16 9 (1.38%) SaaS
17 8 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.23%) HTTP
2 22 (3.38%) TCP/IP
3 21 (3.23%) DNS
4 19 (2.92%) FTP
5 18 (2.77%) SSL
6 6 (0.92%) Firewall
7 5 (0.77%) DHCP
7 5 (0.77%) IPsec
8 4 (0.62%) VPN
9 3 (0.46%) Internet
10 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.15%) SAN
10 1 (0.15%) SMTP
10 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.54%) MongoDB
2 69 (10.62%) NoSQL
3 61 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 52 (8.00%) Redis
5 40 (6.15%) Big Data
6 30 (4.62%) SQL Server
7 28 (4.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 26 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 25 (3.85%) Riak
10 23 (3.54%) Blockchain
11 22 (3.38%) Hadoop
12 18 (2.77%) MySQL
13 15 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
15 7 (1.08%) InfluxDB
16 5 (0.77%) CouchDB
16 5 (0.77%) Pentaho
16 5 (0.77%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 157 (24.15%) Jenkins
2 117 (18.00%) Git (software)
3 62 (9.54%) Maven
4 39 (6.00%) JIRA
5 34 (5.23%) Gradle
6 26 (4.00%) GitLab
7 25 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (3.23%) CircleCI
8 21 (3.23%) Travis CI
9 18 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (2.46%) gulp
10 16 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (1.85%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.69%) GoCD
15 10 (1.54%) TeamCity
16 9 (1.38%) Subversion
17 7 (1.08%) Gerrit
17 7 (1.08%) Mockito
General
1 174 (26.77%) Finance
2 62 (9.54%) Banking
3 20 (3.08%) Law
4 14 (2.15%) Retail
5 8 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.92%) Legal
8 5 (0.77%) Games
9 4 (0.62%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.46%) Back Office
10 3 (0.46%) Electronics
10 3 (0.46%) Front Office
10 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.46%) Marketing
10 3 (0.46%) Publishing
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 237 (36.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 227 (34.92%) Developer
3 110 (16.92%) Java Developer
4 83 (12.77%) Senior Developer
5 73 (11.23%) Azure DevOps
6 66 (10.15%) Azure Engineer
7 65 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 60 (9.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 56 (8.62%) AWS DevOps
10 50 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
11 47 (7.23%) Senior Java Developer
12 46 (7.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 35 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (5.23%) Senior DevOps
15 33 (5.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 31 (4.77%) Platform Engineer
17 29 (4.46%) Java Engineer
18 25 (3.85%) Azure Developer
19 23 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
20 22 (3.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (15.69%) Kafka
2 101 (15.54%) Spring
3 94 (14.46%) Node.js
4 83 (12.77%) Spring Boot
5 73 (11.23%) React
6 70 (10.77%) REST
7 57 (8.77%) .NET
8 48 (7.38%) AngularJS
9 40 (6.15%) HTML
10 38 (5.85%) RESTful
11 35 (5.38%) CSS
12 29 (4.46%) GraphQL
12 29 (4.46%) Hibernate
13 26 (4.00%) Express
14 25 (3.85%) .NET Core
14 25 (3.85%) HTML5
15 22 (3.38%) RabbitMQ
15 22 (3.38%) SOAP
16 21 (3.23%) JSON
17 19 (2.92%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.08%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (5.38%) Fintech
3 32 (4.92%) Cloud Native
4 28 (4.31%) iPad
5 25 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.31%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.38%) Biotechnology
8 9 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (0.62%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.62%) Device Driver
9 4 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.62%) User Experience
10 3 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.46%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.46%) Tandem
10 3 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 141 (21.69%) Linux
2 28 (4.31%) Unix
3 24 (3.69%) Apple iOS
4 23 (3.54%) Android
5 15 (2.31%) Windows
6 8 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.62%) CentOS
7 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.46%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (61.38%) DevOps
2 285 (43.85%) Microservices
3 259 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (19.08%) TDD
5 86 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (11.85%) Continuous Delivery
7 74 (11.38%) Scrum
8 64 (9.85%) Software Engineering
9 51 (7.85%) Open Source
10 45 (6.92%) E-Commerce
11 44 (6.77%) Deployment Automation
12 40 (6.15%) Test Automation
13 38 (5.85%) BDD
13 38 (5.85%) Configuration Management
14 33 (5.08%) Kanban
15 29 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (4.15%) Migration
17 26 (4.00%) Mentoring
18 25 (3.85%) Computer Science
18 25 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 235 (36.15%) Java
2 146 (22.46%) Python
3 111 (17.08%) JavaScript
4 95 (14.62%) Java 8
5 71 (10.92%) SQL
6 59 (9.08%) Go
6 59 (9.08%) Scala
7 46 (7.08%) C#
8 44 (6.77%) Bash Shell
9 36 (5.54%) Ruby
10 35 (5.38%) TypeScript
11 30 (4.62%) Groovy
12 29 (4.46%) ES6
13 26 (4.00%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.69%) C++
14 11 (1.69%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.69%) Perl
14 11 (1.69%) PHP
15 10 (1.54%) C
16 7 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (3.54%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.54%) Degree
4 8 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (0.46%) MCSA
5 3 (0.46%) MCSE
5 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.31%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.31%) RHCE
7 1 (0.15%) CISM
7 1 (0.15%) CISMP
7 1 (0.15%) CISSP
7 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.08%) Data Quality
1 7 (1.08%) QA
2 4 (0.62%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 508 (78.15%) Docker
2 9 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 186 (28.62%) Terraform
2 145 (22.31%) Ansible
3 63 (9.69%) Puppet
4 47 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (2.00%) Grafana
6 13 (2.00%) Packer
7 12 (1.85%) Istio
7 12 (1.85%) Mesos
8 11 (1.69%) Consul
9 10 (1.54%) Kibana
9 10 (1.54%) logstash
10 8 (1.23%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.08%) Graphite
11 7 (1.08%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.92%) Fluentd
12 6 (0.92%) Salt
13 5 (0.77%) collectd
13 5 (0.77%) Marathon
13 5 (0.77%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 74 (11.38%) Google
2 34 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.38%) Oracle
4 14 (2.15%) SaltStack
4 14 (2.15%) Splunk
5 12 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.23%) SAP
8 8 (1.23%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.08%) Informatica
9 7 (1.08%) VMware
10 5 (0.77%) Databricks
10 5 (0.77%) PagerDuty
10 5 (0.77%) Talend
11 4 (0.62%) IBM
12 3 (0.46%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.46%) hybris
12 3 (0.46%) New Relic
13 2 (0.31%) Tableau