Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 34 129
Rank change year-on-year +10 +95 +82
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 311 383 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.29% 5.61% 1.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 41.19% 31.42% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 293 117
City of London median daily rate £581 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £469 £463 £466
90th Percentile £688 £713 £713
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
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 755 1,219 858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.26% 17.85% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 950 694
City of London median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +7.69%
10th Percentile £308 £287 £350
90th Percentile £675 £675 £670
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 8
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +13.33% -40.00%
10th Percentile £13.01 £14.06 £11.81
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £39.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.28% -15.00% -20.00%

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 23 January 2020.

Contractor 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 23 January 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 +26 7 £500 -13.04%
Moorgate -11 7 £525 -4.55% 1
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 209 (67.20%) Docker
2 159 (51.13%) DevOps
3 144 (46.30%) AWS
4 136 (43.73%) Microservices
5 112 (36.01%) Terraform
6 102 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (31.19%) Java
7 97 (31.19%) Python
8 89 (28.62%) Azure
9 75 (24.12%) Ansible
10 69 (22.19%) GCP
11 68 (21.86%) Linux
12 66 (21.22%) Jenkins
13 57 (18.33%) TDD
14 55 (17.68%) Kafka
15 52 (16.72%) Google
16 44 (14.15%) Spring
16 44 (14.15%) Finance
16 44 (14.15%) Infrastructure as Code
17 42 (13.50%) Software Engineering
18 41 (13.18%) Banking
18 41 (13.18%) Git (software)
19 39 (12.54%) Go
19 39 (12.54%) Spring Boot
20 38 (12.22%) .NET
21 37 (11.90%) Greenfield Project
22 33 (10.61%) Node.js
23 32 (10.29%) Fintech
24 31 (9.97%) BDD
24 31 (9.97%) Web Services

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 29 (9.32%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (7.07%) Apache Spark
3 14 (4.50%) Confluence
4 10 (3.22%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.61%) Apache
6 4 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.64%) Luigi
8 2 (0.64%) nginx
8 2 (0.64%) SAS
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.32%) Camunda
9 1 (0.32%) Drupal
9 1 (0.32%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 144 (46.30%) AWS
2 89 (28.62%) Azure
3 69 (22.19%) GCP
4 24 (7.72%) Serverless
5 19 (6.11%) AWS Lambda
5 19 (6.11%) PaaS
6 15 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (4.82%) GitHub
6 15 (4.82%) IaaS
7 13 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (4.18%) SaaS
8 12 (3.86%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (3.22%) Amazon S3
9 10 (3.22%) OpenShift
10 7 (2.25%) Apigee
10 7 (2.25%) AWS CodePipeline
10 7 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.25%) Tricentis Tosca
11 6 (1.93%) AWS CodeDeploy
12 5 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.14%) DNS
2 13 (4.18%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.86%) HTTP
4 11 (3.54%) SSL
5 10 (3.22%) FTP
6 5 (1.61%) DHCP
7 2 (0.64%) Internet
8 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (6.75%) MongoDB
3 19 (6.11%) MySQL
3 19 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 18 (5.79%) Big Data
5 14 (4.50%) Hadoop
6 12 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.54%) BigQuery
7 11 (3.54%) Redis
8 9 (2.89%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.89%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.93%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.93%) Flink
9 6 (1.93%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.29%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 66 (21.22%) Jenkins
2 41 (13.18%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.79%) JIRA
4 14 (4.50%) CircleCI
4 14 (4.50%) Gradle
5 12 (3.86%) TeamCity
6 11 (3.54%) GitLab
6 11 (3.54%) Maven
7 10 (3.22%) Selenium
8 9 (2.89%) Gatling
8 9 (2.89%) Geb
8 9 (2.89%) Spock
9 8 (2.57%) Travis CI
10 6 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.61%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.29%) gulp
13 3 (0.96%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (14.15%) Finance
2 41 (13.18%) Banking
3 14 (4.50%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.93%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.61%) Retail
6 4 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.29%) Front Office
7 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (34.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 96 (30.87%) Developer
3 43 (13.83%) Java Developer
4 30 (9.65%) AWS DevOps
5 29 (9.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 28 (9.00%) AWS Engineer
7 25 (8.04%) Azure Engineer
8 24 (7.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 23 (7.40%) Architect
10 22 (7.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 21 (6.75%) Python Developer
12 15 (4.82%) Senior Developer
12 15 (4.82%) Senior DevOps
13 14 (4.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 11 (3.54%) AWS Developer
14 11 (3.54%) Azure DevOps
14 11 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
15 10 (3.22%) Python Engineer
15 10 (3.22%) Senior Java Developer
16 9 (2.89%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.68%) Kafka
2 44 (14.15%) Spring
3 39 (12.54%) Spring Boot
4 38 (12.22%) .NET
5 33 (10.61%) Node.js
6 31 (9.97%) Web Services
7 25 (8.04%) .NET Core
8 22 (7.07%) REST
9 19 (6.11%) React
9 19 (6.11%) RESTful
10 16 (5.14%) AngularJS
11 14 (4.50%) HTML
12 12 (3.86%) OAuth
12 12 (3.86%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (3.86%) SOAP
13 11 (3.54%) CSS
13 11 (3.54%) Guice
13 11 (3.54%) OAuth2
14 10 (3.22%) Dropwizard
14 10 (3.22%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.90%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (4.50%) Cloud Native
3 10 (3.22%) Virtual Team
4 6 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.93%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.61%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (0.96%) iPad
6 3 (0.96%) PKI
6 3 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.64%) User Experience
8 1 (0.32%) AS400
8 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.86%) Linux
2 16 (5.14%) Windows
3 14 (4.50%) Unix
4 8 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.61%) Debian
6 4 (1.29%) CentOS
6 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.96%) Android
8 1 (0.32%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (51.13%) DevOps
2 136 (43.73%) Microservices
3 102 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (18.33%) TDD
5 44 (14.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 42 (13.50%) Software Engineering
7 32 (10.29%) Fintech
8 31 (9.97%) BDD
9 27 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (7.07%) Migration
11 18 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (4.82%) Scrum
12 15 (4.82%) Test Automation
13 14 (4.50%) Analytics
13 14 (4.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 13 (4.18%) Configuration Management
14 13 (4.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 13 (4.18%) Machine Learning
15 12 (3.86%) E-Commerce
15 12 (3.86%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 97 (31.19%) Java
1 97 (31.19%) Python
2 39 (12.54%) Go
3 29 (9.32%) C#
3 29 (9.32%) SQL
4 27 (8.68%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.04%) Ruby
6 22 (7.07%) Java 8
7 19 (6.11%) TypeScript
8 17 (5.47%) Bash Shell
9 16 (5.14%) Scala
10 12 (3.86%) ES6
11 8 (2.57%) PHP
12 7 (2.25%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.96%) Groovy
13 3 (0.96%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.64%) C
14 2 (0.64%) Clojure
14 2 (0.64%) Perl
14 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.18%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.86%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.96%) Degree
5 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) CISSP
6 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) MCSA
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) NCSC
2 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 209 (67.20%) Docker
2 8 (2.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.25%) vSphere
4 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) etcd
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) zsh
Systems Management
1 112 (36.01%) Terraform
2 75 (24.12%) Ansible
3 30 (9.65%) Puppet
4 22 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (6.75%) Docker Swarm
6 14 (4.50%) Istio
7 11 (3.54%) Packer
8 10 (3.22%) Prometheus
9 9 (2.89%) Rancher
10 7 (2.25%) Kibana
11 5 (1.61%) logstash
12 4 (1.29%) Grafana
12 4 (1.29%) Mesos
13 3 (0.96%) Salt
14 2 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
15 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
15 1 (0.32%) Icinga
15 1 (0.32%) Kubeflow
15 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 52 (16.72%) Google
2 14 (4.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.57%) SaltStack
4 4 (1.29%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (0.96%) IBM
5 3 (0.96%) VMware
6 2 (0.64%) ForgeRock
6 2 (0.64%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.64%) New Relic
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle
6 2 (0.64%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.64%) Splunk
6 2 (0.64%) Veracode
7 1 (0.32%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.32%) F5
7 1 (0.32%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.32%) Palantir
7 1 (0.32%) Tableau
7 1 (0.32%) Talend