Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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.

Kubernetes (k8s)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 26 117
Rank change year-on-year +7 +91 +62
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 290 460 158
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.95% 6.80% 2.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 46.40% 36.98% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 378 132
Median daily rate £575 £575 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £475 £469 £468
90th Percentile £675 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 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 625 1,244 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.99% 18.39% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 963 721
Median daily rate £538 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £350
90th Percentile £675 £675 £655
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £513
% change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 18
Median hourly rate £16.07 £19.35 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.95% -0.77% -15.83%
10th Percentile £12.42 £15.04 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £23.57 £67.50
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -8.78% -5.75% -9.38%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the City of London

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the City of London

Kubernetes
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 within the City of London region over the 6 months to 3 April 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
Moorgate -9 4 £525 -4.55% 1
London Bridge +21 2 £500 -13.04%
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 184 (63.45%) Docker
2 168 (57.93%) DevOps
3 111 (38.28%) Terraform
4 106 (36.55%) AWS
5 103 (35.52%) Python
6 99 (34.14%) Agile Software Development
7 86 (29.66%) Jenkins
8 84 (28.97%) Microservices
9 83 (28.62%) Java
10 80 (27.59%) Azure
11 75 (25.86%) Ansible
12 70 (24.14%) Linux
13 58 (20.00%) GCP
14 51 (17.59%) Git (software)
15 49 (16.90%) Infrastructure as Code
16 41 (14.14%) Finance
17 38 (13.10%) TDD
17 38 (13.10%) Kafka
18 37 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (12.07%) Google
20 33 (11.38%) Spring
20 33 (11.38%) Fintech
21 31 (10.69%) Banking
21 31 (10.69%) Node.js
22 30 (10.34%) Security Cleared
23 29 (10.00%) Puppet
23 29 (10.00%) Software Engineering
23 29 (10.00%) JavaScript
24 28 (9.66%) Spring Boot
25 27 (9.31%) .NET

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 25 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (7.93%) Confluence
3 16 (5.52%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.72%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.38%) Apache
5 4 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.69%) nginx
6 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.34%) Camunda
7 1 (0.34%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 106 (36.55%) AWS
2 80 (27.59%) Azure
3 58 (20.00%) GCP
4 20 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (5.86%) GitHub
6 15 (5.17%) PaaS
7 13 (4.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (4.48%) IaaS
8 11 (3.79%) Amazon S3
8 11 (3.79%) OpenShift
8 11 (3.79%) Serverless
9 9 (3.10%) Amazon EKS
9 9 (3.10%) SaaS
10 7 (2.41%) Amazon ECS
10 7 (2.41%) Apigee
11 6 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (2.07%) Route 53
12 5 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.52%) DNS
2 11 (3.79%) SSL
2 11 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.45%) HTTP
4 6 (2.07%) FTP
5 5 (1.72%) DHCP
5 5 (1.72%) VPN
6 2 (0.69%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.69%) Internet
6 2 (0.69%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.34%) VLAN
7 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.90%) Big Data
2 19 (6.55%) NoSQL
3 14 (4.83%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.76%) MySQL
8 7 (2.41%) Flink
8 7 (2.41%) Redis
8 7 (2.41%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (2.07%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.72%) BigQuery
11 4 (1.38%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (1.38%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.38%) Blockchain
12 3 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 86 (29.66%) Jenkins
2 51 (17.59%) Git (software)
3 26 (8.97%) JIRA
4 12 (4.14%) CircleCI
5 11 (3.79%) Maven
5 11 (3.79%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.10%) GitLab
7 8 (2.76%) Gradle
8 6 (2.07%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.72%) Gatling
9 5 (1.72%) Geb
9 5 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.72%) Spock
10 4 (1.38%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.38%) Selenium
10 4 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.38%) Travis CI
11 3 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.03%) Mockito
General
1 41 (14.14%) Finance
2 31 (10.69%) Banking
3 26 (8.97%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.14%) Retail
5 9 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.07%) Games
7 4 (1.38%) Front Office
8 3 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 115 (39.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 87 (30.00%) Developer
3 38 (13.10%) Java Developer
4 25 (8.62%) AWS DevOps
4 25 (8.62%) AWS Engineer
5 23 (7.93%) Azure Engineer
6 22 (7.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 19 (6.55%) Architect
9 15 (5.17%) Data Engineer
9 15 (5.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 15 (5.17%) Python Developer
9 15 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 14 (4.83%) Azure DevOps
11 11 (3.79%) Python Engineer
12 9 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.10%) Senior DevOps
13 7 (2.41%) AWS Developer
13 7 (2.41%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.10%) Kafka
2 33 (11.38%) Spring
3 31 (10.69%) Node.js
4 28 (9.66%) Spring Boot
5 27 (9.31%) .NET
6 26 (8.97%) React
7 22 (7.59%) Web Services
8 21 (7.24%) REST
9 15 (5.17%) RESTful
10 12 (4.14%) AngularJS
11 11 (3.79%) Redux
12 9 (3.10%) .NET Core
12 9 (3.10%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (2.76%) Express
13 8 (2.76%) Guice
13 8 (2.76%) HTML
13 8 (2.76%) SOAP
13 8 (2.76%) YAML
14 7 (2.41%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.28%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (5.17%) Cloud Native
3 11 (3.79%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.76%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.72%) iPad
7 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.38%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.03%) PKI
8 3 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.69%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (24.14%) Linux
2 17 (5.86%) Unix
2 17 (5.86%) Windows
3 4 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.03%) Debian
5 2 (0.69%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) CentOS
5 2 (0.69%) SUSE
5 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (57.93%) DevOps
2 99 (34.14%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (28.97%) Microservices
4 49 (16.90%) Infrastructure as Code
5 38 (13.10%) TDD
6 37 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (11.38%) Fintech
8 29 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 20 (6.90%) BDD
10 18 (6.21%) Scrum
11 16 (5.52%) Configuration Management
12 15 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (5.17%) Test Automation
13 12 (4.14%) Kanban
13 12 (4.14%) Migration
13 12 (4.14%) Open Source
13 12 (4.14%) Pair Programming
14 11 (3.79%) E-Commerce
15 10 (3.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 10 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 103 (35.52%) Python
2 83 (28.62%) Java
3 29 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.97%) SQL
5 24 (8.28%) Go
6 20 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 20 (6.90%) C#
6 20 (6.90%) Ruby
7 16 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.83%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.14%) Java 8
10 11 (3.79%) Scala
11 7 (2.41%) Groovy
12 6 (2.07%) ES6
13 5 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.03%) C
14 3 (1.03%) PHP
15 2 (0.69%) C++
15 2 (0.69%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.38%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.34%) CISSP
4 1 (0.34%) Degree
4 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.34%) MCSA
4 1 (0.34%) MCSE
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.72%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) NCSC
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 184 (63.45%) Docker
2 6 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.07%) vSphere
3 2 (0.69%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.69%) HDFS
3 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.34%) zsh
Systems Management
1 111 (38.28%) Terraform
2 75 (25.86%) Ansible
3 29 (10.00%) Puppet
4 25 (8.62%) Istio
5 20 (6.90%) Packer
6 16 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.45%) Kibana
7 10 (3.45%) Prometheus
8 8 (2.76%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (2.41%) logstash
10 6 (2.07%) Rancher
11 5 (1.72%) Grafana
12 4 (1.38%) Kubeflow
13 2 (0.69%) Mesos
13 2 (0.69%) Salt
14 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.34%) Icinga
14 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
14 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.34%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 35 (12.07%) Google
2 13 (4.48%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.41%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.38%) Splunk
5 3 (1.03%) SaltStack
5 3 (1.03%) TOWER Software
5 3 (1.03%) VMware
6 2 (0.69%) Lets Encrypt
6 2 (0.69%) New Relic
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle
6 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.34%) Databricks
7 1 (0.34%) F5
7 1 (0.34%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) Okta
7 1 (0.34%) Perforce