Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 125 218
Rank change year-on-year +77 +93 +65
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 326 121 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.75% 1.80% 0.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 30.73% 16.13% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 107 37
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £431 £443 £425
90th Percentile £725 £638 £775
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
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 1,061 750 820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.44% 11.13% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 600 656
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £313
90th Percentile £686 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 11
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.68 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% -7.06% +39.06%
10th Percentile £13.91 £15.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £25.95 £28.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -1.58% -14.61% +30.88%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 - 12 £575 -
Moorgate - 3 £550 -
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 263 (80.67%) Docker
2 185 (56.75%) DevOps
3 184 (56.44%) Amazon AWS
4 144 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (41.10%) Java
6 124 (38.04%) Jenkins
7 110 (33.74%) Python
8 101 (30.98%) Linux
9 95 (29.14%) Git (software)
10 89 (27.30%) Microservices
11 86 (26.38%) TDD
12 79 (24.23%) Terraform
13 76 (23.31%) Kafka
14 75 (23.01%) Ansible
15 72 (22.09%) Spring
16 66 (20.25%) Finance
17 62 (19.02%) Maven
18 60 (18.40%) Java 8
19 59 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
20 57 (17.48%) Ruby
21 56 (17.18%) MongoDB
22 55 (16.87%) Google Cloud Platform
23 53 (16.26%) Spring Boot
23 53 (16.26%) Bash Shell
24 51 (15.64%) Node.js
25 49 (15.03%) Scala
25 49 (15.03%) Scrum
26 48 (14.72%) Groovy
27 46 (14.11%) REST

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 33 (10.12%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (8.90%) Apache Spark
3 25 (7.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (7.36%) Apache
5 12 (3.68%) WordPress
6 11 (3.37%) nginx
7 7 (2.15%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.23%) Confluence
8 4 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.61%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.61%) CMS
10 2 (0.61%) Hubot
10 2 (0.61%) IPython
10 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.31%) Ethereum
Business Applications
1 16 (4.91%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 184 (56.44%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (16.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (9.82%) Heroku
5 27 (8.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (8.28%) GitHub
6 24 (7.36%) npm
7 22 (6.75%) IBM Cloud
8 21 (6.44%) PaaS
9 17 (5.21%) OpenShift
10 14 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (3.99%) Amazon S3
12 12 (3.68%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (3.68%) SaaS
12 12 (3.68%) Serverless
13 11 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (3.37%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (3.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (2.76%) IaaS
14 9 (2.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.59%) HTTP
2 24 (7.36%) TCP/IP
3 18 (5.52%) DNS
4 15 (4.60%) SSL
5 13 (3.99%) FTP
6 5 (1.53%) Firewall
6 5 (1.53%) Internet
7 3 (0.92%) AMQP
7 3 (0.92%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.92%) MQTT
7 3 (0.92%) VPN
8 2 (0.61%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.61%) WAN
9 1 (0.31%) Calico
9 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.31%) IPFS
9 1 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (17.18%) MongoDB
2 42 (12.88%) NoSQL
3 38 (11.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 35 (10.74%) Big Data
5 28 (8.59%) Redis
6 25 (7.67%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (7.36%) Hadoop
8 21 (6.44%) Blockchain
9 13 (3.99%) MySQL
10 12 (3.68%) Relational Database
11 11 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (2.45%) Couchbase
12 8 (2.45%) Riak
13 7 (2.15%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (1.84%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.84%) HBase
15 3 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.92%) SQL Server
16 2 (0.61%) MariaDB
16 2 (0.61%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 124 (38.04%) Jenkins
2 95 (29.14%) Git (software)
3 62 (19.02%) Maven
4 41 (12.58%) GitLab
5 32 (9.82%) Gradle
6 31 (9.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 26 (7.98%) SonarQube
8 24 (7.36%) Ant
9 23 (7.06%) JUnit
10 20 (6.13%) Mockito
11 19 (5.83%) Gerrit
12 15 (4.60%) Cucumber
13 14 (4.29%) TeamCity
14 13 (3.99%) gulp
15 8 (2.45%) Artifactory
16 7 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (2.15%) JIRA
16 7 (2.15%) Travis CI
17 5 (1.53%) IntelliJ
17 5 (1.53%) JMeter
General
1 66 (20.25%) Finance
2 38 (11.66%) Banking
3 12 (3.68%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.37%) Law
5 6 (1.84%) Marketing
5 6 (1.84%) Publishing
6 5 (1.53%) Front Office
6 5 (1.53%) Retail
6 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Advertising
7 4 (1.23%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.61%) Cantonese Language
8 2 (0.61%) French Language
8 2 (0.61%) German Language
8 2 (0.61%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.61%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 115 (35.28%) Developer
2 107 (32.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (23.31%) Java Developer
4 48 (14.72%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 28 (8.59%) Senior Developer
6 24 (7.36%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (7.06%) Senior DevOps
7 23 (7.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 21 (6.44%) .NET Developer
9 18 (5.52%) Technical Leader
10 17 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
10 17 (5.21%) Blockchain Engineer
10 17 (5.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (4.91%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (4.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 14 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
13 14 (4.29%) C# Developer
14 13 (3.99%) Lead Developer
15 12 (3.68%) Lead Java Developer
16 11 (3.37%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (23.31%) Kafka
2 72 (22.09%) Spring
3 53 (16.26%) Spring Boot
4 51 (15.64%) Node.js
5 46 (14.11%) REST
6 33 (10.12%) Dropwizard
7 29 (8.90%) RESTful
8 28 (8.59%) .NET
9 27 (8.28%) AngularJS
9 27 (8.28%) HTML
10 22 (6.75%) CSS
10 22 (6.75%) Guice
11 20 (6.13%) .NET Core
11 20 (6.13%) React
12 18 (5.52%) HTML5
12 18 (5.52%) Web Services
13 17 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (4.29%) OAuth
14 14 (4.29%) SOAP
15 13 (3.99%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.74%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (9.82%) iPad
3 16 (4.91%) Fintech
4 12 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (3.37%) Fixed Income
5 11 (3.37%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.07%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.45%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.84%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.84%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.23%) Derivative
9 4 (1.23%) User Experience
9 4 (1.23%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.92%) Clustering
10 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.92%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 101 (30.98%) Linux
2 25 (7.67%) Unix
3 13 (3.99%) Windows
4 7 (2.15%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.84%) CentOS
5 6 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.23%) DC/OS
6 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.92%) Android
7 3 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.61%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.61%) VMS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (56.75%) DevOps
2 144 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (27.30%) Microservices
4 86 (26.38%) TDD
5 59 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (15.03%) Scrum
7 45 (13.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 43 (13.19%) E-Commerce
9 40 (12.27%) BDD
10 39 (11.96%) Software Engineering
11 35 (10.74%) Test Automation
12 30 (9.20%) Configuration Management
13 25 (7.67%) Open Source
14 20 (6.13%) Analytics
15 18 (5.52%) Artificial Intelligence
15 18 (5.52%) Domain-Driven Design
15 18 (5.52%) High Availability
15 18 (5.52%) SDLC
16 17 (5.21%) Pair Programming
17 15 (4.60%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 134 (41.10%) Java
2 110 (33.74%) Python
3 60 (18.40%) Java 8
4 57 (17.48%) Ruby
5 53 (16.26%) Bash Shell
6 49 (15.03%) Scala
7 48 (14.72%) Groovy
8 44 (13.50%) JavaScript
9 27 (8.28%) C#
10 23 (7.06%) Go
11 21 (6.44%) SQL
12 15 (4.60%) TypeScript
13 13 (3.99%) ES6
14 11 (3.37%) Kotlin
15 10 (3.07%) Shell Script
16 7 (2.15%) Perl
17 6 (1.84%) C++
17 6 (1.84%) Clojure
18 4 (1.23%) PHP
18 4 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (3.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.92%) Degree
4 2 (0.61%) CISA
4 2 (0.61%) CISM
4 2 (0.61%) CISMP
4 2 (0.61%) CISSP
4 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.61%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 2 (0.61%) ISSMP
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (2.76%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 263 (80.67%) Docker
2 6 (1.84%) Varnish
3 5 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.61%) HDFS
4 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (24.23%) Terraform
2 75 (23.01%) Ansible
3 41 (12.58%) Puppet
4 37 (11.35%) Mesos
5 33 (10.12%) Consul
6 25 (7.67%) Prometheus
7 22 (6.75%) Docker Swarm
8 21 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (4.60%) Grafana
10 10 (3.07%) Kibana
11 8 (2.45%) Packer
11 8 (2.45%) Sysdig
12 7 (2.15%) logstash
13 6 (1.84%) Nagios
14 4 (1.23%) Fluentd
14 4 (1.23%) Graphite
14 4 (1.23%) Rancher
15 2 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
15 2 (0.61%) Salt
15 2 (0.61%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 31 (9.51%) Google
2 23 (7.06%) IBM
3 22 (6.75%) Splunk
4 13 (3.99%) Oracle
5 10 (3.07%) AppDynamics
6 9 (2.76%) New Relic
7 4 (1.23%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.23%) Microsoft
8 3 (0.92%) Dynatrace
8 3 (0.92%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.61%) Adobe
9 2 (0.61%) Informatica
9 2 (0.61%) MapR
9 2 (0.61%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.61%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.61%) Sybase
9 2 (0.61%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.61%) VMware
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco