Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 22 June 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 139 204
Rank change year-on-year +67 +65 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 233 87 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.36% 1.40% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.53% 12.87% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 70 30
City of London median daily rate £563 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £438 £425 £425
90th Percentile £718 £651 £775
Central London median daily rate £563 £575 £500
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 950 676 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.70% 10.86% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 553 596
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £305 £308
90th Percentile £675 £638 £628
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 8
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.34 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.93% +8.95% +9.63%
10th Percentile £11.95 £15.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £34.23 £25.29 £24.54
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.35 £20.50
% change year-on-year -14.34% +13.89% +9.63%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the City of London

Kubernetes
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 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the City of London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 189 (81.12%) Docker
2 166 (71.24%) DevOps
3 140 (60.09%) Amazon AWS
4 98 (42.06%) Jenkins
5 90 (38.63%) Python
6 89 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (32.62%) Java
8 75 (32.19%) Linux
9 73 (31.33%) Ansible
10 65 (27.90%) Ruby
11 64 (27.47%) Git (software)
12 62 (26.61%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (23.18%) Microservices
13 54 (23.18%) Terraform
14 53 (22.75%) TDD
14 53 (22.75%) Bash Shell
15 52 (22.32%) Microsoft Azure
16 51 (21.89%) Node.js
17 46 (19.74%) Groovy
17 46 (19.74%) Sonatype Nexus
18 45 (19.31%) Puppet
18 45 (19.31%) Finance
19 42 (18.03%) Google Cloud Platform
19 42 (18.03%) Mesos
20 39 (16.74%) E-Commerce
20 39 (16.74%) BDD
21 38 (16.31%) Cloud Foundry
22 37 (15.88%) Scrum
23 36 (15.45%) Maven
23 36 (15.45%) GCP

Kubernetes
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 38 (16.31%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (6.87%) Apache
3 14 (6.01%) OpenStack
4 13 (5.58%) Apache Spark
5 9 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (3.86%) nginx
6 3 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.29%) CMS
6 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.86%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.86%) Hubot
7 2 (0.86%) IPython
8 1 (0.43%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (4.72%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (4.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 140 (60.09%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (22.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (18.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (12.02%) npm
5 25 (10.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (10.30%) PaaS
7 21 (9.01%) GitHub
8 18 (7.73%) Heroku
9 17 (7.30%) IBM Cloud
10 13 (5.58%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (5.58%) Amazon S3
11 12 (5.15%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (5.15%) OpenShift
11 12 (5.15%) Serverless
12 11 (4.72%) Route 53
12 11 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (4.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (3.86%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (3.43%) CloudFront
15 8 (3.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.87%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.58%) Firewall
2 13 (5.58%) HTTP
3 11 (4.72%) DNS
4 7 (3.00%) SSL
5 6 (2.58%) OpenVPN
5 6 (2.58%) VPN
6 2 (0.86%) FTP
6 2 (0.86%) Internet
6 2 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.86%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.86%) WAN
7 1 (0.43%) DHCP
7 1 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.43%) LAN
7 1 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.16%) NoSQL
2 23 (9.87%) MongoDB
3 20 (8.58%) Blockchain
4 18 (7.73%) Big Data
5 16 (6.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (6.44%) MySQL
7 13 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (3.86%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.58%) MariaDB
9 6 (2.58%) Redis
10 5 (2.15%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.72%) Apache Kudu
12 3 (1.29%) HBase
13 2 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.86%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
14 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
14 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 98 (42.06%) Jenkins
2 64 (27.47%) Git (software)
3 46 (19.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 36 (15.45%) Maven
5 32 (13.73%) SonarQube
6 31 (13.30%) GitLab
7 26 (11.16%) Gerrit
8 21 (9.01%) Ant
8 21 (9.01%) JUnit
9 19 (8.15%) Cucumber
9 19 (8.15%) TeamCity
10 17 (7.30%) Mockito
11 15 (6.44%) Gradle
12 14 (6.01%) IBM UrbanCode
13 12 (5.15%) JIRA
14 9 (3.86%) Selenium
15 8 (3.43%) Liquibase
16 6 (2.58%) Artifactory
16 6 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 5 (2.15%) IntelliJ
General
1 45 (19.31%) Finance
2 34 (14.59%) Banking
3 11 (4.72%) Law
4 10 (4.29%) Publishing
5 9 (3.86%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.72%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.72%) Retail
8 2 (0.86%) Cantonese Language
8 2 (0.86%) French Language
8 2 (0.86%) Front Office
8 2 (0.86%) German Language
8 2 (0.86%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.86%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.86%) Marketing
8 2 (0.86%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.43%) Hindi Language
9 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (44.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (25.75%) Developer
3 55 (23.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 34 (14.59%) Java Developer
4 34 (14.59%) Senior DevOps
5 30 (12.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 27 (11.59%) AWS DevOps
7 25 (10.73%) AWS Engineer
8 23 (9.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.58%) .NET Developer
9 13 (5.58%) Blockchain Engineer
10 11 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.86%) Java Engineer
11 9 (3.86%) Platform Engineer
11 9 (3.86%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (3.00%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (3.00%) Site Engineer
14 6 (2.58%) Architect
14 6 (2.58%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (21.89%) Node.js
2 36 (15.45%) Kafka
3 29 (12.45%) Spring
4 25 (10.73%) Web Services
5 23 (9.87%) Dropwizard
6 20 (8.58%) REST
7 19 (8.15%) React
8 18 (7.73%) RESTful
9 17 (7.30%) .NET
10 15 (6.44%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (4.72%) Guice
13 10 (4.29%) .NET Core
14 8 (3.43%) CSS
14 8 (3.43%) HTML
14 8 (3.43%) Spring Boot
15 7 (3.00%) Spring MVC
16 6 (2.58%) HTML5
17 5 (2.15%) AngularJS
17 5 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.30%) iPad
2 25 (10.73%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (5.15%) Fintech
4 11 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.43%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.58%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.15%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.15%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.72%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.29%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.86%) User Experience
12 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.43%) PKI
12 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (32.19%) Linux
2 29 (12.45%) Unix
3 15 (6.44%) CentOS
4 14 (6.01%) Windows
5 10 (4.29%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.58%) DC/OS
7 3 (1.29%) Android
7 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.29%) Solaris
8 2 (0.86%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.86%) VMS
8 2 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (71.24%) DevOps
2 89 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (26.61%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (23.18%) Microservices
5 53 (22.75%) TDD
6 39 (16.74%) BDD
6 39 (16.74%) E-Commerce
7 37 (15.88%) Scrum
8 32 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (10.30%) Configuration Management
10 21 (9.01%) Test Automation
11 20 (8.58%) Deployment Automation
12 19 (8.15%) Software Engineering
13 15 (6.44%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 14 (6.01%) Pair Programming
15 13 (5.58%) Analytics
15 13 (5.58%) SDLC
16 12 (5.15%) Multithreading
17 11 (4.72%) Artificial Intelligence
18 10 (4.29%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 90 (38.63%) Python
2 76 (32.62%) Java
3 65 (27.90%) Ruby
4 53 (22.75%) Bash Shell
5 46 (19.74%) Groovy
6 30 (12.88%) JavaScript
7 26 (11.16%) C#
8 24 (10.30%) Java 8
9 22 (9.44%) Scala
10 20 (8.58%) Go
11 10 (4.29%) C++
11 10 (4.29%) SQL
12 8 (3.43%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.58%) Perl
14 4 (1.72%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.72%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.29%) Clojure
16 2 (0.86%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (0.86%) ES6
17 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.72%) Degree
4 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.45%) GCP
2 8 (3.43%) QA
System Software
1 189 (81.12%) Docker
2 6 (2.58%) Ceph
2 6 (2.58%) KVM
3 4 (1.72%) HDFS
4 2 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.86%) Varnish
4 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.86%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 73 (31.33%) Ansible
2 54 (23.18%) Terraform
3 45 (19.31%) Puppet
4 42 (18.03%) Mesos
5 28 (12.02%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (11.16%) Consul
6 26 (11.16%) Prometheus
7 17 (7.30%) Grafana
8 14 (6.01%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (4.72%) Kibana
10 8 (3.43%) logstash
10 8 (3.43%) Sysdig
11 6 (2.58%) Packer
12 5 (2.15%) Rancher
13 3 (1.29%) Graphite
13 3 (1.29%) Salt
14 2 (0.86%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.86%) Marathon
14 2 (0.86%) StackStorm
15 1 (0.43%) rkt
Vendors
1 29 (12.45%) Splunk
2 16 (6.87%) IBM
3 15 (6.44%) AppDynamics
3 15 (6.44%) Google
4 8 (3.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.15%) New Relic
6 4 (1.72%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.29%) Adobe
7 3 (1.29%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.29%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.86%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.86%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.43%) MapR
9 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle
9 1 (0.43%) Tableau