Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 22 79
Rank change year-on-year +6 +57 +74
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 304 647 292
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 7.79% 7.62% 3.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 47.87% 42.18% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 539 216
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £475 £463 £438
90th Percentile £681 £700 £713
London median daily rate £568 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +0.98% +2.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -

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 635 1,534 1,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.28% 18.06% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 1,189 1,004
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +7.69%
10th Percentile £305 £355 £326
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 27
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +5.00% -14.34%
10th Percentile £12.42 £16.30 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.82 £37.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in Central London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in Central London.

Hourly rate trend 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 24 May 2020. 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 +8 236 £575 - 63
City of Westminster -5 8 £600 +4.35%
Southwark +36 7 £500 -13.04%
West End of London +9 7 £600 -12.73%
Kubernetes
London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 193 (63.49%) Docker
2 181 (59.54%) DevOps
3 130 (42.76%) AWS
4 119 (39.14%) Terraform
5 115 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
6 109 (35.86%) Python
7 107 (35.20%) Java
8 102 (33.55%) Azure
9 94 (30.92%) Microservices
10 81 (26.64%) Jenkins
11 79 (25.99%) GCP
12 76 (25.00%) Linux
13 66 (21.71%) Ansible
14 63 (20.72%) Finance
15 52 (17.11%) Git (software)
15 52 (17.11%) Infrastructure as Code
16 50 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (16.45%) SQL
17 44 (14.47%) JavaScript
18 42 (13.82%) Node.js
19 38 (12.50%) Spring
20 37 (12.17%) NoSQL
21 35 (11.51%) Software Engineering
21 35 (11.51%) TDD
22 34 (11.18%) Kafka
22 34 (11.18%) React
23 33 (10.86%) Spring Boot
23 33 (10.86%) Fintech
23 33 (10.86%) Google
24 32 (10.53%) Test Automation

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 27 (8.88%) Confluence
2 18 (5.92%) Apache Spark
3 16 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.97%) Apache
4 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.66%) nginx
6 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.33%) Camunda
7 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 130 (42.76%) AWS
2 102 (33.55%) Azure
3 79 (25.99%) GCP
4 23 (7.57%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (6.58%) GitHub
6 16 (5.26%) Amazon EKS
7 14 (4.61%) Serverless
8 13 (4.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (4.28%) OpenShift
8 13 (4.28%) PaaS
9 10 (3.29%) Heroku
9 10 (3.29%) IaaS
10 9 (2.96%) Amazon ECS
10 9 (2.96%) Amazon S3
11 8 (2.63%) SaaS
12 7 (2.30%) Route 53
13 6 (1.97%) Apigee
13 6 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.97%) Stackdriver
14 5 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.26%) HTTP
2 14 (4.61%) DNS
2 14 (4.61%) SSL
3 11 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.30%) HTTPS
5 6 (1.97%) VPN
6 4 (1.32%) DHCP
6 4 (1.32%) Firewall
7 3 (0.99%) FTP
8 2 (0.66%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.33%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.33%) 5G
9 1 (0.33%) FCAPS
9 1 (0.33%) Internet
9 1 (0.33%) LAN
9 1 (0.33%) VLAN
9 1 (0.33%) WAN
9 1 (0.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.17%) NoSQL
2 20 (6.58%) Big Data
3 15 (4.93%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.95%) Redis
5 11 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.62%) SQL Server
6 9 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.96%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (2.30%) Cosmos DB
9 6 (1.97%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.32%) Flink
11 3 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.99%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.99%) Bigtable
11 3 (0.99%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.99%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.99%) MySQL
11 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 81 (26.64%) Jenkins
2 52 (17.11%) Git (software)
3 29 (9.54%) JIRA
4 15 (4.93%) Maven
5 13 (4.28%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.95%) Gradle
7 10 (3.29%) CircleCI
8 8 (2.63%) JUnit
8 8 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (2.63%) webpack
9 7 (2.30%) Mockito
10 6 (1.97%) GitLab
11 5 (1.64%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.64%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.32%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.32%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.32%) Travis CI
General
1 63 (20.72%) Finance
2 31 (10.20%) Banking
3 27 (8.88%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.29%) Retail
5 6 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.97%) Games
5 6 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.64%) Front Office
7 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.99%) Advertising
8 3 (0.99%) Electronics
8 3 (0.99%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Law
9 2 (0.66%) Local Government
9 2 (0.66%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (35.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 95 (31.25%) Developer
3 47 (15.46%) Java Developer
4 24 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
5 22 (7.24%) AWS DevOps
6 20 (6.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 20 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 19 (6.25%) Architect
7 19 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
8 18 (5.92%) Data Engineer
9 15 (4.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (3.95%) Digital Developer
11 12 (3.95%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 11 (3.62%) Azure DevOps
12 11 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
13 10 (3.29%) Senior DevOps
14 9 (2.96%) Node.js Developer
14 9 (2.96%) Python Developer
15 8 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.82%) Node.js
2 38 (12.50%) Spring
3 34 (11.18%) Kafka
3 34 (11.18%) React
4 33 (10.86%) Spring Boot
5 27 (8.88%) REST
6 22 (7.24%) RESTful
7 21 (6.91%) .NET
7 21 (6.91%) Web Services
8 18 (5.92%) Redux
9 15 (4.93%) CSS
10 13 (4.28%) GraphQL
11 12 (3.95%) JSON
12 11 (3.62%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.29%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (3.29%) Guice
13 10 (3.29%) HTML
13 10 (3.29%) SOAP
14 9 (2.96%) Jest
14 9 (2.96%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.24%) Cloud Native
2 17 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.62%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.29%) User Experience
5 9 (2.96%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.96%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.64%) iPad
8 5 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.64%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.32%) PKI
10 3 (0.99%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (0.99%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.66%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.66%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 76 (25.00%) Linux
2 21 (6.91%) Unix
3 13 (4.28%) Windows
4 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.64%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.99%) Debian
7 2 (0.66%) Android
7 2 (0.66%) CentOS
7 2 (0.66%) SUSE
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
8 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (59.54%) DevOps
2 115 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (30.92%) Microservices
4 52 (17.11%) Infrastructure as Code
5 50 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (11.51%) Software Engineering
6 35 (11.51%) TDD
7 33 (10.86%) Fintech
8 32 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 23 (7.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (7.24%) Open Source
11 20 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (6.58%) Scrum
12 19 (6.25%) Configuration Management
13 18 (5.92%) BDD
14 16 (5.26%) SDLC
14 16 (5.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 15 (4.93%) Computer Science
16 13 (4.28%) Pair Programming
17 12 (3.95%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 109 (35.86%) Python
2 107 (35.20%) Java
3 50 (16.45%) SQL
4 44 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 28 (9.21%) Bash Shell
6 25 (8.22%) Go
7 24 (7.89%) Ruby
8 23 (7.57%) Java 8
9 20 (6.58%) PowerShell
9 20 (6.58%) TypeScript
10 19 (6.25%) C#
11 14 (4.61%) ES6
12 13 (4.28%) Scala
13 12 (3.95%) Groovy
14 8 (2.63%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.97%) C
15 6 (1.97%) Perl
15 6 (1.97%) R
16 4 (1.32%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.66%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.33%) Degree
4 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.99%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 193 (63.49%) Docker
2 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.66%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.66%) HDFS
3 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.66%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) zsh
Systems Management
1 119 (39.14%) Terraform
2 66 (21.71%) Ansible
3 25 (8.22%) Istio
4 22 (7.24%) Puppet
5 21 (6.91%) Prometheus
6 18 (5.92%) Packer
7 12 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (3.29%) Grafana
9 8 (2.63%) Rancher
10 7 (2.30%) Kibana
11 6 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.64%) logstash
13 4 (1.32%) Kubeflow
13 4 (1.32%) Salt
14 3 (0.99%) Zipkin
15 2 (0.66%) linkerd
16 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
16 1 (0.33%) Mesos
16 1 (0.33%) Pacemaker
16 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (10.86%) Google
2 17 (5.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.64%) Atlassian
3 5 (1.64%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.32%) SAP
5 3 (0.99%) Cloudera
5 3 (0.99%) Confluent
5 3 (0.99%) Databricks
5 3 (0.99%) Lets Encrypt
5 3 (0.99%) Oracle
5 3 (0.99%) SaltStack
5 3 (0.99%) Splunk
5 3 (0.99%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.66%) F5
6 2 (0.66%) New Relic
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco
7 1 (0.33%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.33%) VMware