Period
to 18 July 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 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 68 140
Rank change year-on-year +44 +72 +62
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 639 355 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 7.42% 3.81% 1.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 43.12% 25.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 269 94
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £463 £438 £425
90th Percentile £700 £713 £638
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.85% - -
London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% -

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 1,482 1,382 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 17.21% 14.85% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,207 1,080 692
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £625
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 10
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -8.07% +0.82%
10th Percentile £13.53 £12.95 £15.40
90th Percentile £48.67 £35.70 £42.14
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.92 £24.36
% change year-on-year -1.69% +2.30% +21.80%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +42 470 £575 +4.55% 206
City of Westminster +10 50 £588 +6.82%
Southwark - 28 £575 -
West End of London +10 18 £688 +29.11%
Kubernetes
London

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 Central London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 485 (75.90%) Docker
2 367 (57.43%) DevOps
3 331 (51.80%) Amazon AWS
4 322 (50.39%) Microservices
5 268 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 214 (33.49%) Java
7 205 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
8 165 (25.82%) Linux
9 150 (23.47%) Terraform
10 135 (21.13%) Jenkins
11 133 (20.81%) Kafka
12 129 (20.19%) Finance
13 128 (20.03%) TDD
14 125 (19.56%) Python
14 125 (19.56%) Ansible
15 105 (16.43%) SQL
16 98 (15.34%) Git (software)
17 92 (14.40%) Google Cloud Platform
18 89 (13.93%) .NET
19 83 (12.99%) Java 8
20 80 (12.52%) Spring
21 76 (11.89%) MongoDB
22 73 (11.42%) NoSQL
22 73 (11.42%) Software Engineering
23 72 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
24 71 (11.11%) Node.js
25 70 (10.95%) Puppet
25 70 (10.95%) AngularJS
25 70 (10.95%) Serverless
26 69 (10.80%) JavaScript

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 42 (6.57%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (4.23%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.97%) Apache
4 12 (1.88%) Confluence
5 8 (1.25%) nginx
6 7 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.47%) Pachyderm
9 2 (0.31%) IIS
9 2 (0.31%) JBoss
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.16%) Drupal
10 1 (0.16%) Jetty
10 1 (0.16%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.16%) Mule
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 14 (2.19%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 331 (51.80%) Amazon AWS
2 268 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (14.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 70 (10.95%) Serverless
5 49 (7.67%) OpenShift
6 41 (6.42%) AWS Lambda
7 29 (4.54%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (4.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (3.44%) Amazon S3
9 22 (3.44%) PaaS
10 18 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 16 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (2.50%) GitHub
12 15 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (2.19%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (2.19%) Apigee
14 10 (1.56%) AWS CloudTrail
14 10 (1.56%) Azure Functions
14 10 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.26%) HTTP
2 28 (4.38%) DNS
3 26 (4.07%) SSL
3 26 (4.07%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.91%) FTP
5 13 (2.03%) DHCP
5 13 (2.03%) IPsec
6 9 (1.41%) Firewall
7 6 (0.94%) Network Security
7 6 (0.94%) WAN
8 5 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.78%) SAN
8 5 (0.78%) VPN
9 4 (0.63%) NAS
10 3 (0.47%) Internet
11 1 (0.16%) AMQP
11 1 (0.16%) DSL
11 1 (0.16%) LAN
11 1 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.89%) MongoDB
2 73 (11.42%) NoSQL
3 55 (8.61%) PostgreSQL
4 47 (7.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 44 (6.89%) Relational Database
6 38 (5.95%) Redis
7 33 (5.16%) Big Data
8 32 (5.01%) MySQL
9 30 (4.69%) Hadoop
10 29 (4.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (4.07%) Cosmos DB
12 23 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (3.44%) Blockchain
13 22 (3.44%) SQL Server
14 17 (2.66%) Data Lake
15 16 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (2.03%) Apache Hive
16 13 (2.03%) Couchbase
16 13 (2.03%) RDBMS
17 9 (1.41%) Riak
Development Applications
1 135 (21.13%) Jenkins
2 98 (15.34%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.01%) Maven
4 30 (4.69%) JIRA
5 29 (4.54%) Travis CI
6 23 (3.60%) GitLab
7 22 (3.44%) Gradle
8 19 (2.97%) CircleCI
9 18 (2.82%) Mockito
10 17 (2.66%) Cucumber
10 17 (2.66%) TeamCity
11 13 (2.03%) gulp
12 12 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.88%) Gatling
12 12 (1.88%) GoCD
13 11 (1.72%) Geb
13 11 (1.72%) JUnit
13 11 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (1.72%) Spock
13 11 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 129 (20.19%) Finance
2 44 (6.89%) Banking
3 16 (2.50%) Retail
4 13 (2.03%) Law
5 9 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.10%) Marketing
7 6 (0.94%) Legal
8 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Games
10 2 (0.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 222 (34.74%) Developer
2 204 (31.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 105 (16.43%) Java Developer
4 83 (12.99%) Azure DevOps
5 77 (12.05%) Azure Engineer
6 72 (11.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 69 (10.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 59 (9.23%) AWS DevOps
9 58 (9.08%) AWS Engineer
10 45 (7.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 44 (6.89%) Senior Developer
12 33 (5.16%) Python Engineer
13 32 (5.01%) Architect
13 32 (5.01%) Platform Engineer
13 32 (5.01%) Senior DevOps
14 31 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
15 30 (4.69%) Azure Developer
16 29 (4.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 27 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
18 23 (3.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (20.81%) Kafka
2 89 (13.93%) .NET
3 80 (12.52%) Spring
4 71 (11.11%) Node.js
5 70 (10.95%) AngularJS
6 60 (9.39%) REST
7 55 (8.61%) React
8 53 (8.29%) Spring Boot
9 44 (6.89%) .NET Core
10 38 (5.95%) RESTful
11 32 (5.01%) HTML
12 31 (4.85%) Web Services
13 27 (4.23%) Vue.js
14 22 (3.44%) Express
14 22 (3.44%) SOAP
15 21 (3.29%) CSS
16 20 (3.13%) JAX-RS
17 19 (2.97%) Dropwizard
18 18 (2.82%) koa
18 18 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.39%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (1.56%) Algorithms
3 9 (1.41%) Cloud Native
3 9 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 9 (1.41%) Public Cloud
4 8 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 6 (0.94%) iPad
5 6 (0.94%) PKI
6 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (0.63%) Hedge funds
7 4 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.63%) User Experience
8 3 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.47%) BYOD
8 3 (0.47%) Wiki
9 2 (0.31%) Digital Wallet
9 2 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.31%) Industry 4.0
9 2 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 165 (25.82%) Linux
2 38 (5.95%) Unix
3 18 (2.82%) Mac OS X
4 17 (2.66%) Windows
5 8 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.10%) Android
7 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.47%) Solaris
10 2 (0.31%) CentOS
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (57.43%) DevOps
2 322 (50.39%) Microservices
3 205 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (20.03%) TDD
5 73 (11.42%) Software Engineering
6 72 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (9.08%) Fintech
7 58 (9.08%) Scrum
8 57 (8.92%) BDD
8 57 (8.92%) Migration
9 51 (7.98%) OOP
10 50 (7.82%) Test Automation
11 45 (7.04%) Infrastructure as Code
12 44 (6.89%) Configuration Management
13 41 (6.42%) Open Source
14 40 (6.26%) E-Commerce
15 38 (5.95%) Pair Programming
16 35 (5.48%) OO
17 30 (4.69%) Continuous Deployment
18 29 (4.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 214 (33.49%) Java
2 125 (19.56%) Python
3 105 (16.43%) SQL
4 83 (12.99%) Java 8
5 69 (10.80%) JavaScript
6 59 (9.23%) C#
7 56 (8.76%) Scala
8 39 (6.10%) Go
9 36 (5.63%) Ruby
10 35 (5.48%) Bash Shell
10 35 (5.48%) TypeScript
11 31 (4.85%) ES6
12 22 (3.44%) Kotlin
13 21 (3.29%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.56%) PHP
15 7 (1.10%) Groovy
15 7 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.94%) Perl
17 5 (0.78%) Clojure
17 5 (0.78%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 34 (5.32%) Security Cleared
2 30 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.78%) Degree
4 3 (0.47%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) CISSP
5 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.31%) MCSA
5 2 (0.31%) MCSE
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.16%) CISM
6 1 (0.16%) CISMP
6 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.16%) IISP
6 1 (0.16%) RHCE
6 1 (0.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.10%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.94%) QA
3 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) PMO
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 485 (75.90%) Docker
2 20 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.94%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.47%) vCloud
6 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.16%) etcd
6 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 150 (23.47%) Terraform
2 125 (19.56%) Ansible
3 70 (10.95%) Puppet
4 35 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (4.54%) Mesos
6 24 (3.76%) Marathon
7 20 (3.13%) Grafana
7 20 (3.13%) Prometheus
8 17 (2.66%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (2.03%) Packer
10 12 (1.88%) Consul
11 10 (1.56%) Istio
12 8 (1.25%) Kibana
13 6 (0.94%) Fluentd
13 6 (0.94%) logstash
14 4 (0.63%) collectd
14 4 (0.63%) StatsD
15 3 (0.47%) Graphite
15 3 (0.47%) Rundeck
15 3 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (8.61%) Google
2 23 (3.60%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.29%) Oracle
4 8 (1.25%) Splunk
5 7 (1.10%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.10%) New Relic
5 7 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 6 (0.94%) SaltStack
6 6 (0.94%) SAP
6 6 (0.94%) VMware
7 4 (0.63%) Black Duck
7 4 (0.63%) NetApp
7 4 (0.63%) PagerDuty
7 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.47%) Databricks
8 3 (0.47%) Demandware
8 3 (0.47%) EMC
8 3 (0.47%) Informatica
8 3 (0.47%) Talend