Period
to 23 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Kubernetes Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 218 225
Rank change year-on-year +54 +7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 22 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.61% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.64% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 17
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £500 £498 £523
90th Percentile £638 £693 £638
Central London median daily rate £586 £650 £575
% change year-on-year -9.81% +13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 4,318 6,407 6,712
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 94.78% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,287 5,009 5,326
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £296 £305 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 71 98
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +9.04% -4.72%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.29 £35.00 £34.45
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £18.70 £18.60
% change year-on-year +19.41% +0.54% +6.47%

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Kubernetes Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
London Bridge +36 2 £500 -13.04%
Kubernetes Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 22 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 21 (95.45%) DevOps
3 14 (63.64%) Ansible
3 14 (63.64%) Docker
4 12 (54.55%) Azure
5 11 (50.00%) AWS
5 11 (50.00%) Terraform
6 7 (31.82%) Python
7 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (22.73%) Puppet
8 5 (22.73%) Microservices
9 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (18.18%) IaaS
9 4 (18.18%) PaaS
9 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (18.18%) Unix
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
9 4 (18.18%) Banking
10 3 (13.64%) GCP
10 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
10 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.64%) Open Source
10 3 (13.64%) vSphere
10 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
10 3 (13.64%) GitHub
11 2 (9.09%) Kafka

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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.55%) nginx
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (54.55%) Azure
2 11 (50.00%) AWS
3 4 (18.18%) IaaS
3 4 (18.18%) PaaS
4 3 (13.64%) GCP
4 3 (13.64%) GitHub
5 2 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (9.09%) npm
5 2 (9.09%) SaaS
6 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (4.55%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
6 1 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (4.55%) AWS CodeDeploy
6 1 (4.55%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (4.55%) Route 53
6 1 (4.55%) Serverless
6 1 (4.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Ant
2 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) .NET Core
1 2 (9.09%) Kafka
1 2 (9.09%) Node.js
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
1 2 (9.09%) YAML
2 1 (4.55%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
2 5 (22.73%) Microservices
3 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Open Source
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Fintech
5 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Immutable Infrastructure
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Sprint Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Python
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Docker
2 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 14 (63.64%) Ansible
3 11 (50.00%) Terraform
4 5 (22.73%) Puppet
5 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (4.55%) Kibana
6 1 (4.55%) logstash
6 1 (4.55%) Mesos
6 1 (4.55%) Packer
6 1 (4.55%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.09%) Google
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) VMware