Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 140 194
Rank change year-on-year +102 +54 +79
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 538 154 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.75% 1.78% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 33.25% 14.94% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 140 67
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -8.70%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £413
90th Percentile £713 £663 £625
London median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 1,618 1,031 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 17.30% 11.92% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,279 816 743
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +9.86%
10th Percentile £309 £317 £326
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
London median daily rate £538 £513 £484
% change year-on-year +4.88% +5.94% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 13
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% -30.91% +61.76%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.40 £13.40
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.50 £55.00
London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -25.49% +41.67% -10.00%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +102 384 £575 +4.55% 148
West End of London +4 42 £588 +11.90% 12
Southwark -11 31 £575 +4.55%
City of Westminster -3 7 £550 +4.76% 1
Camden - 2 £600 -
Kubernetes
London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 455 (84.57%) Docker
2 321 (59.67%) DevOps
3 257 (47.77%) Amazon AWS
4 243 (45.17%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (39.22%) Java
6 163 (30.30%) Microservices
7 155 (28.81%) Terraform
8 147 (27.32%) Ansible
9 144 (26.77%) Jenkins
10 137 (25.46%) Python
11 130 (24.16%) Linux
12 122 (22.68%) Finance
13 117 (21.75%) TDD
14 111 (20.63%) Spring
15 104 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
15 104 (19.33%) Git (software)
16 99 (18.40%) Spring Boot
17 95 (17.66%) JavaScript
18 89 (16.54%) Java 8
19 84 (15.61%) Kafka
20 81 (15.06%) Continuous Delivery
21 77 (14.31%) MongoDB
22 76 (14.13%) Scala
23 75 (13.94%) Google Cloud Platform
24 72 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
25 71 (13.20%) Google
26 70 (13.01%) Maven
26 70 (13.01%) Puppet
26 70 (13.01%) REST
27 69 (12.83%) NoSQL

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 43 (7.99%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (6.51%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.79%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (2.60%) Apache
5 13 (2.42%) Confluence
6 12 (2.23%) WordPress
7 10 (1.86%) nginx
8 5 (0.93%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.37%) Mule
12 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.19%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.19%) JBoss
12 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.79%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 257 (47.77%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (13.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (5.95%) PaaS
5 25 (4.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (4.65%) Heroku
6 21 (3.90%) OpenShift
7 20 (3.72%) GitHub
8 18 (3.35%) IaaS
9 15 (2.79%) Datadog
10 14 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (2.60%) SaaS
10 14 (2.60%) Serverless
11 11 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.30%) npm
14 6 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.93%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.74%) Akamai
16 4 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.13%) HTTP
2 24 (4.46%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.72%) DNS
4 18 (3.35%) FTP
5 17 (3.16%) SSL
6 9 (1.67%) Firewall
7 8 (1.49%) Internet
8 7 (1.30%) VPN
9 4 (0.74%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.74%) SMTP
10 3 (0.56%) AMQP
10 3 (0.56%) MQTT
11 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.37%) SCCP
11 2 (0.37%) SSH
12 1 (0.19%) DSL
12 1 (0.19%) IPFS
12 1 (0.19%) LAN
12 1 (0.19%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (14.31%) MongoDB
2 69 (12.83%) NoSQL
3 64 (11.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 59 (10.97%) Redis
5 45 (8.36%) Big Data
6 36 (6.69%) Hadoop
7 32 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (4.46%) Relational Database
8 24 (4.46%) Riak
9 21 (3.90%) MySQL
10 20 (3.72%) Blockchain
11 10 (1.86%) SQL Server
12 7 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.12%) HBase
14 5 (0.93%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.74%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.74%) Flink
15 4 (0.74%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 144 (26.77%) Jenkins
2 104 (19.33%) Git (software)
3 70 (13.01%) Maven
4 37 (6.88%) GitLab
4 37 (6.88%) Gradle
5 22 (4.09%) JIRA
6 19 (3.53%) gulp
7 15 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (2.04%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.04%) JUnit
10 10 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (1.86%) SonarQube
10 10 (1.86%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.49%) CircleCI
12 8 (1.49%) Mockito
12 8 (1.49%) Subversion
13 7 (1.30%) GoCD
14 6 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 122 (22.68%) Finance
2 62 (11.52%) Banking
3 16 (2.97%) Law
4 13 (2.42%) Retail
5 10 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.12%) Marketing
6 6 (1.12%) Publishing
7 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.93%) Front Office
7 5 (0.93%) Games
8 4 (0.74%) Advertising
9 3 (0.56%) Legal
9 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 220 (40.89%) Developer
2 182 (33.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 108 (20.07%) Java Developer
4 85 (15.80%) Senior Developer
5 64 (11.90%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 48 (8.92%) Senior Java Developer
7 41 (7.62%) AWS DevOps
8 38 (7.06%) AWS Engineer
9 36 (6.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 31 (5.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 28 (5.20%) Senior DevOps
12 27 (5.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 26 (4.83%) Lead Developer
14 25 (4.65%) .NET Developer
14 25 (4.65%) C# Developer
15 24 (4.46%) Architect
15 24 (4.46%) Lead Java Developer
16 23 (4.28%) Java Engineer
17 21 (3.90%) Azure DevOps
17 21 (3.90%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (20.63%) Spring
2 99 (18.40%) Spring Boot
3 84 (15.61%) Kafka
4 70 (13.01%) REST
5 68 (12.64%) Node.js
6 52 (9.67%) React
7 44 (8.18%) RESTful
8 43 (7.99%) HTML
9 40 (7.43%) CSS
10 36 (6.69%) .NET
11 35 (6.51%) AngularJS
11 35 (6.51%) GraphQL
12 29 (5.39%) HTML5
13 25 (4.65%) Hibernate
14 22 (4.09%) .NET Core
15 20 (3.72%) Dropwizard
16 19 (3.53%) Redux
16 19 (3.53%) Web Services
17 18 (3.35%) SOAP
18 17 (3.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.04%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (5.20%) Cloud Native
3 25 (4.65%) iPad
3 25 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.90%) Fintech
5 16 (2.97%) Device Driver
5 16 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
6 15 (2.79%) Biotechnology
6 15 (2.79%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.42%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.12%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.12%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.93%) Derivative
11 5 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.93%) User Experience
12 4 (0.74%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.56%) Clustering
13 3 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 130 (24.16%) Linux
2 23 (4.28%) Unix
3 19 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 18 (3.35%) Android
5 15 (2.79%) Windows
6 5 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.74%) CentOS
7 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.56%) Mesosphere
8 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (59.67%) DevOps
2 243 (45.17%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (30.30%) Microservices
4 117 (21.75%) TDD
5 81 (15.06%) Continuous Delivery
6 72 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (12.83%) Software Engineering
8 55 (10.22%) Scrum
9 53 (9.85%) Open Source
10 43 (7.99%) E-Commerce
11 40 (7.43%) High Availability
11 40 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (6.51%) BDD
13 34 (6.32%) Deployment Automation
14 33 (6.13%) Configuration Management
14 33 (6.13%) Test Automation
15 30 (5.58%) Data Modelling
15 30 (5.58%) Kanban
16 29 (5.39%) Reverse Engineering
17 28 (5.20%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 211 (39.22%) Java
2 137 (25.46%) Python
3 95 (17.66%) JavaScript
4 89 (16.54%) Java 8
5 76 (14.13%) Scala
6 65 (12.08%) Go
7 55 (10.22%) SQL
8 48 (8.92%) Bash Shell
8 48 (8.92%) Ruby
9 43 (7.99%) C#
10 34 (6.32%) Groovy
11 21 (3.90%) TypeScript
12 17 (3.16%) ES6
13 16 (2.97%) PowerShell
14 12 (2.23%) C++
15 9 (1.67%) C
15 9 (1.67%) Kotlin
15 9 (1.67%) PHP
16 8 (1.49%) Perl
17 6 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.79%) Degree
2 15 (2.79%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.37%) CISA
5 2 (0.37%) CISM
5 2 (0.37%) CISMP
5 2 (0.37%) CISSP
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 2 (0.37%) ISSMP
6 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.04%) QA
2 9 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 455 (84.57%) Docker
2 8 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.74%) Varnish
4 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 155 (28.81%) Terraform
2 147 (27.32%) Ansible
3 70 (13.01%) Puppet
4 53 (9.85%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (4.83%) Docker Swarm
6 19 (3.53%) Consul
6 19 (3.53%) Prometheus
7 16 (2.97%) Mesos
8 14 (2.60%) Packer
9 13 (2.42%) Grafana
10 12 (2.23%) Kibana
11 9 (1.67%) logstash
12 8 (1.49%) Graphite
12 8 (1.49%) Nagios
13 7 (1.30%) Salt
13 7 (1.30%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.74%) Fluentd
14 4 (0.74%) Marathon
15 3 (0.56%) Istio
16 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (13.20%) Google
2 22 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.72%) Oracle
4 11 (2.04%) IBM
5 10 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.67%) New Relic
6 9 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.67%) Splunk
7 8 (1.49%) AppDynamics
7 8 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.49%) SaltStack
8 6 (1.12%) VMware
9 5 (0.93%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.74%) Informatica
11 3 (0.56%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.56%) Sybase
11 3 (0.56%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.37%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.37%) Micro Focus
12 2 (0.37%) SOASTA, Inc