Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 19 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 83 87
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 19 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.53% 0.60% 0.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.34% 5.06% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 3
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £535 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.23% -10.83% -
North West median daily rate £500 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £64.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £64.00 - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 154 158 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.37% 11.84% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 118 70
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +10.59% -2.86%
10th Percentile £218 £254 £129
90th Percentile £500 £579 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -7.14% -58.52%
10th Percentile £16.48 £11.80 £13.20
90th Percentile £19.95 £19.70 £14.80
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +63.46%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Cheshire

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Cheshire

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Cheshire

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Knutsford 0 5 £400 +8.11%
Crewe - 4 £490 -
Warrington -2 2 £425 -20.56% 2
Chester - 2 £381 - 1
Kubernetes
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 19 (100.00%) Docker
2 17 (89.47%) DevOps
3 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) Puppet
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (42.11%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (36.84%) .NET
6 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
6 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (31.58%) MSBuild
7 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (21.05%) High Availability
8 4 (21.05%) Ansible
8 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.79%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (15.79%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (15.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (15.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (15.79%) Salt
9 3 (15.79%) AWS Certification
9 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
9 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
9 3 (15.79%) Node.js
9 3 (15.79%) Python
9 3 (15.79%) JavaScript

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (10.53%) Apache Pig
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (15.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (10.53%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (10.53%) Serverless
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
5 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (5.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.53%) HBase
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (5.26%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MSBuild
1 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
1 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) Subversion
4 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (10.53%) Hudson
4 2 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) Maven
5 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Azure DevOps
2 4 (21.05%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Node.js
3 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.53%) React
4 1 (5.26%) boto
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) DevOps
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) High Availability
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Microservices
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) Data Security
6 1 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Security Management
6 1 (5.26%) Security Operations
6 1 (5.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) AWS Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Docker
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (42.11%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Ansible
3 3 (15.79%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (15.79%) Salt
4 2 (10.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft