Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 77 105
Rank change year-on-year +5 +28 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 22 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.67% 0.86% 0.063%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.15% 7.33% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 1
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £535 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.07% +12.63% -
10th Percentile £400 £392 £463
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
North West median daily rate £478 £535 £475
% change year-on-year -10.75% +12.63% -
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 181 150 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.73% 11.71% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 118 76
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £211
90th Percentile £538 £543 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -10.29% -
10th Percentile £17.43 £12.88 £13.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £18.23 £20.20
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +60.12%

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 October 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 October 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
Warrington -2 5 £438 -19.35% 2
Knutsford -10 5 £400 +8.11% 3
Crewe - 3 £500 - 1
Chester - 2 £388 - 2
Kubernetes
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 20 (90.91%) DevOps
2 18 (81.82%) Docker
3 11 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (50.00%) Puppet
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (36.36%) Ansible
6 8 (36.36%) Terraform
7 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
7 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
8 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
8 6 (27.27%) High Availability
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (22.73%) Python
9 5 (22.73%) .NET
9 5 (22.73%) Windows
9 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (22.73%) Ruby
9 5 (22.73%) Apache Spark
10 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (18.18%) Subversion
10 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
10 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
10 4 (18.18%) Java
10 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 4 (18.18%) MSBuild
11 3 (13.64%) HBase

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 5 (22.73%) Apache Spark
2 3 (13.64%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (13.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Apache Hive
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
1 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
1 3 (13.64%) HBase
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
1 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) MSBuild
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (13.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (13.64%) Hudson
3 3 (13.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.55%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Cloud Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) DevOps Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.64%) Node.js
2 3 (13.64%) React
3 2 (9.09%) Kafka
4 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.09%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) DevOps
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 6 (27.27%) High Availability
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Workflow
6 2 (9.09%) Microservices
7 1 (4.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Security Management
7 1 (4.55%) Security Operations
7 1 (4.55%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
1 5 (22.73%) Python
1 5 (22.73%) Ruby
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Groovy
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) AWS Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) Docker
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (50.00%) Puppet
2 8 (36.36%) Ansible
2 8 (36.36%) Terraform
3 3 (13.64%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (13.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.09%) Red Hat