Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 38 142
Rank change year-on-year +9 +104 +58
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 460 531 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.35% 5.68% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 40.24% 33.21% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 412 138
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £467 £463 £463
90th Percentile £713 £713 £650
London median daily rate £580 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +3.11% +2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
London median hourly rate £69.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +97.14% - -

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 1,143 1,599 1,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.79% 17.11% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 1,268 816
Central London median daily rate £538 £536 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.23% +7.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £314
90th Percentile £675 £675 £655
London median daily rate £550 £538 £513
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.88% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 10
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -1.58% -30.91%
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.80 £15.45
90th Percentile £43.50 £25.50 £33.75
London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year +9.21% -26.21% +35.53%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +13 372 £575 - 214
Southwark +25 16 £500 -13.04%
City of Westminster 0 4 £588 +6.82%
West End of London -11 3 £625 +6.38%
Camden +8 1 £450 -25.00%
Kubernetes
London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 332 (72.17%) Docker
2 235 (51.09%) AWS
3 225 (48.91%) DevOps
4 204 (44.35%) Microservices
5 154 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (32.39%) Terraform
7 146 (31.74%) Azure
8 142 (30.87%) Python
9 136 (29.57%) Java
10 114 (24.78%) GCP
11 94 (20.43%) Ansible
12 90 (19.57%) Kafka
12 90 (19.57%) TDD
13 88 (19.13%) Jenkins
14 80 (17.39%) Linux
15 77 (16.74%) Google
16 74 (16.09%) Finance
17 69 (15.00%) SQL
18 67 (14.57%) Software Engineering
19 61 (13.26%) PostgreSQL
20 59 (12.83%) Node.js
20 59 (12.83%) Greenfield Project
21 58 (12.61%) .NET
22 56 (12.17%) Spring
23 54 (11.74%) Infrastructure as Code
24 53 (11.52%) JavaScript
24 53 (11.52%) Go
25 52 (11.30%) Git (software)
26 50 (10.87%) NoSQL
27 46 (10.00%) Banking

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 41 (8.91%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 14 (3.04%) Confluence
4 13 (2.83%) Apache
4 13 (2.83%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.87%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.43%) Luigi
8 2 (0.43%) nginx
8 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.43%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.22%) Drupal
9 1 (0.22%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) Pachyderm
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 235 (51.09%) AWS
2 146 (31.74%) Azure
3 114 (24.78%) GCP
4 35 (7.61%) Serverless
5 23 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (5.00%) PaaS
6 18 (3.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (3.48%) GitHub
7 16 (3.48%) IaaS
8 15 (3.26%) OpenShift
9 14 (3.04%) SaaS
10 13 (2.83%) Amazon S3
11 12 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (2.61%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.96%) Heroku
13 7 (1.52%) Apigee
13 7 (1.52%) AWS CodePipeline
13 7 (1.52%) Tricentis Tosca
14 6 (1.30%) AWS CodeDeploy
14 6 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.48%) DNS
1 16 (3.48%) HTTP
2 12 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.17%) FTP
3 10 (2.17%) SSL
4 6 (1.30%) DHCP
5 4 (0.87%) Internet
6 2 (0.43%) Firewall
6 2 (0.43%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.22%) IPsec
7 1 (0.22%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
7 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.26%) PostgreSQL
2 50 (10.87%) NoSQL
3 30 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 29 (6.30%) MySQL
5 27 (5.87%) Hadoop
6 26 (5.65%) Big Data
7 22 (4.78%) Relational Database
8 20 (4.35%) Redis
9 18 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (3.91%) Apache Hive
10 15 (3.26%) BigQuery
10 15 (3.26%) Cosmos DB
11 13 (2.83%) Data Lake
12 12 (2.61%) Flink
13 10 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.96%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (1.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 88 (19.13%) Jenkins
2 52 (11.30%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.13%) JIRA
4 18 (3.91%) Maven
5 16 (3.48%) CircleCI
5 16 (3.48%) Gradle
5 16 (3.48%) TeamCity
6 13 (2.83%) GitLab
7 11 (2.39%) Selenium
7 11 (2.39%) webpack
8 10 (2.17%) Travis CI
9 9 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.96%) Gatling
9 9 (1.96%) Geb
9 9 (1.96%) Spock
10 8 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.52%) JUnit
11 7 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 74 (16.09%) Finance
2 46 (10.00%) Banking
3 18 (3.91%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.39%) Retail
5 7 (1.52%) Front Office
6 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.87%) Marketing
7 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 156 (33.91%) Developer
2 140 (30.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 56 (12.17%) Java Developer
4 52 (11.30%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 41 (8.91%) AWS DevOps
6 40 (8.70%) Azure DevOps
6 40 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
7 39 (8.48%) AWS Engineer
8 37 (8.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 34 (7.39%) Python Developer
10 32 (6.96%) Senior Developer
11 31 (6.74%) Python Engineer
12 30 (6.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 29 (6.30%) Architect
14 26 (5.65%) Senior DevOps
15 23 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 22 (4.78%) Data Engineer
17 15 (3.26%) Java Engineer
18 14 (3.04%) AWS Developer
18 14 (3.04%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (19.57%) Kafka
2 59 (12.83%) Node.js
3 58 (12.61%) .NET
4 56 (12.17%) Spring
5 44 (9.57%) Web Services
6 41 (8.91%) Spring Boot
7 37 (8.04%) .NET Core
8 36 (7.83%) REST
9 34 (7.39%) React
10 26 (5.65%) AngularJS
10 26 (5.65%) RESTful
11 23 (5.00%) CSS
12 22 (4.78%) GraphQL
13 21 (4.57%) Redux
14 17 (3.70%) HTML
15 15 (3.26%) Flask
16 13 (2.83%) SOAP
17 12 (2.61%) Spark Streaming
18 11 (2.39%) Pandas
18 11 (2.39%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.83%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 16 (3.48%) Cloud Native
4 13 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.61%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.39%) User Experience
7 10 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (0.87%) Derivative
11 4 (0.87%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.87%) PKI
12 3 (0.65%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.65%) iPad
12 3 (0.65%) Replication
13 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.43%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 80 (17.39%) Linux
2 21 (4.57%) Windows
3 17 (3.70%) Unix
4 9 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.30%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.09%) CentOS
6 5 (1.09%) Debian
7 3 (0.65%) Android
8 2 (0.43%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (48.91%) DevOps
2 204 (44.35%) Microservices
3 154 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (19.57%) TDD
5 67 (14.57%) Software Engineering
6 54 (11.74%) Infrastructure as Code
7 44 (9.57%) BDD
8 43 (9.35%) Fintech
9 41 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (7.83%) Migration
11 35 (7.61%) OO
12 27 (5.87%) Test Automation
13 25 (5.43%) E-Commerce
13 25 (5.43%) Functional Programming
13 25 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (5.22%) Configuration Management
14 24 (5.22%) OOP
15 22 (4.78%) Analytics
15 22 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (4.78%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 142 (30.87%) Python
2 136 (29.57%) Java
3 69 (15.00%) SQL
4 53 (11.52%) Go
4 53 (11.52%) JavaScript
5 44 (9.57%) C#
6 42 (9.13%) Scala
7 37 (8.04%) Ruby
8 28 (6.09%) Java 8
9 26 (5.65%) TypeScript
10 24 (5.22%) Bash Shell
11 19 (4.13%) ES6
12 9 (1.96%) Kotlin
12 9 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.74%) PHP
14 5 (1.09%) Groovy
15 4 (0.87%) Perl
15 4 (0.87%) R
16 3 (0.65%) Clojure
17 2 (0.43%) Rust
Qualifications
1 27 (5.87%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.22%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.83%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.52%) Degree
5 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.43%) CISSP
7 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) CCIE
8 1 (0.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) IISP
8 1 (0.22%) MCSA
8 1 (0.22%) MCSE
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) NCSC
2 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 332 (72.17%) Docker
2 9 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.52%) vSphere
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) etcd
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 149 (32.39%) Terraform
2 94 (20.43%) Ansible
3 38 (8.26%) Puppet
4 32 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (4.57%) Docker Swarm
6 20 (4.35%) Prometheus
7 15 (3.26%) Mesos
8 11 (2.39%) Packer
9 10 (2.17%) Istio
9 10 (2.17%) Marathon
10 9 (1.96%) Grafana
11 8 (1.74%) Kibana
12 7 (1.52%) Rancher
13 5 (1.09%) logstash
14 4 (0.87%) Salt
15 3 (0.65%) Consul
16 2 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
16 2 (0.43%) Kubeflow
17 1 (0.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 1 (0.22%) Icinga
Vendors
1 77 (16.74%) Google
2 24 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.17%) Oracle
4 8 (1.74%) SaltStack
5 6 (1.30%) New Relic
6 5 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.09%) Splunk
7 4 (0.87%) Confluent
8 3 (0.65%) IBM
8 3 (0.65%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.65%) VMware
9 2 (0.43%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.43%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.43%) Informatica
9 2 (0.43%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.43%) Talend
9 2 (0.43%) Veracode
10 1 (0.22%) AlgoSec