Period
to 6 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Kubernetes Engineer was £576 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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) Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 203 215
Rank change year-on-year +37 +12 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 15 47 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.69% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.73% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 23
Median daily rate £576 £563 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.31% -2.17% -
10th Percentile £525 £513 £513
90th Percentile £638 £688 £635
Central London median daily rate £598 £588 £575
% change year-on-year +1.70% +2.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,901 6,445 6,717
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 94.40% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,902 4,973 5,324
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £290 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £510 £500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 64 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.85 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.63% +0.80% +4.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.95 £40.65 £38.13
Median hourly rate £27.00 £19.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +36.71% +5.61% +10.52%

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Kubernetes Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, Kubernetes Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Kubernetes Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 14 (93.33%) DevOps
3 10 (66.67%) AWS
3 10 (66.67%) Docker
4 9 (60.00%) Python
5 8 (53.33%) Azure
5 8 (53.33%) Ansible
6 7 (46.67%) Terraform
6 7 (46.67%) Java
7 6 (40.00%) Banking
8 5 (33.33%) Linux
8 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 4 (26.67%) GCP
9 4 (26.67%) Puppet
9 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (26.67%) Unix
9 4 (26.67%) Maven
9 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
10 3 (20.00%) Web Services
10 3 (20.00%) DNS
10 3 (20.00%) Groovy
10 3 (20.00%) vSphere
10 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (20.00%) Microservices
11 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (13.33%) npm
11 2 (13.33%) Vert.x
11 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
11 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) AWS
2 8 (53.33%) Azure
3 4 (26.67%) GCP
4 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) GitHub
4 2 (13.33%) IaaS
4 2 (13.33%) npm
4 2 (13.33%) PaaS
4 2 (13.33%) SaaS
5 1 (6.67%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
5 1 (6.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) Maven
3 2 (13.33%) Ant
3 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) CircleCI
4 1 (6.67%) GitLab
4 1 (6.67%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) Node.js
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) RxJava
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) Vert.x
2 2 (13.33%) YAML
3 1 (6.67%) GraphQL
3 1 (6.67%) React
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (6.67%) DevSecOps
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) GitOps
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Sprint Planning
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Python
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Groovy
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Go
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Docker
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (53.33%) Ansible
3 7 (46.67%) Terraform
4 4 (26.67%) Puppet
5 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (13.33%) logstash
7 1 (6.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
1 2 (13.33%) Google
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat