Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 41 132
Rank change year-on-year +15 +91 +91
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 382 363 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.49% 5.18% 1.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 39.42% 30.84% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 293 112
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £469 £440 £463
90th Percentile £709 £713 £649
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £44.57 - -
Central London median hourly rate £44.57 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +27.33% - -

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 969 1,177 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.46% 16.79% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 953 652
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +1.45% +8.95%
10th Percentile £343 £300 £325
90th Percentile £680 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 6
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% -15.96% -19.09%
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.80 £15.75
90th Percentile £50.31 £25.50 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% -1.58% -30.91%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 +19 15 £500 -13.04%
Moorgate -14 3 £525 -4.55%
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 281 (73.56%) Docker
2 196 (51.31%) DevOps
3 190 (49.74%) AWS
4 171 (44.76%) Microservices
5 122 (31.94%) Azure
6 119 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (30.37%) Terraform
8 110 (28.80%) Python
9 109 (28.53%) Java
10 89 (23.30%) GCP
11 79 (20.68%) Kafka
12 78 (20.42%) Ansible
13 77 (20.16%) TDD
14 73 (19.11%) Linux
15 72 (18.85%) Jenkins
16 68 (17.80%) SQL
17 59 (15.45%) Software Engineering
18 56 (14.66%) Google
18 56 (14.66%) Greenfield Project
19 52 (13.61%) PostgreSQL
19 52 (13.61%) .NET
20 51 (13.35%) Finance
21 48 (12.57%) Infrastructure as Code
22 47 (12.30%) Spring
23 43 (11.26%) C#
24 41 (10.73%) BDD
24 41 (10.73%) NoSQL
24 41 (10.73%) Git (software)
25 39 (10.21%) .NET Core
25 39 (10.21%) Serverless

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 39 (10.21%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (7.59%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.62%) Confluence
4 9 (2.36%) Apache Airflow
5 6 (1.57%) Apache
6 2 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.52%) Drupal
6 2 (0.52%) Luigi
6 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.52%) SAS
6 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.26%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.26%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 190 (49.74%) AWS
2 122 (31.94%) Azure
3 89 (23.30%) GCP
4 39 (10.21%) Serverless
5 23 (6.02%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (5.24%) PaaS
7 15 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (3.66%) IaaS
8 14 (3.66%) OpenShift
9 13 (3.40%) Amazon S3
9 13 (3.40%) GitHub
9 13 (3.40%) SaaS
10 11 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.88%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (1.83%) AWS CodePipeline
11 7 (1.83%) Tricentis Tosca
12 5 (1.31%) Apigee
12 5 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.05%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.66%) DNS
1 14 (3.66%) HTTP
2 11 (2.88%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.36%) FTP
3 9 (2.36%) SSL
4 4 (1.05%) Internet
5 3 (0.79%) DHCP
6 1 (0.26%) Firewall
6 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.26%) VLAN
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.61%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (10.73%) NoSQL
3 30 (7.85%) MySQL
4 26 (6.81%) MongoDB
5 24 (6.28%) Hadoop
6 23 (6.02%) Big Data
7 20 (5.24%) Cosmos DB
8 18 (4.71%) Redis
9 16 (4.19%) Apache Hive
9 16 (4.19%) Data Lake
10 15 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (3.40%) Relational Database
12 12 (3.14%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (3.14%) BigQuery
12 12 (3.14%) Flink
13 9 (2.36%) Couchbase
13 9 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.83%) Blockchain
15 6 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 72 (18.85%) Jenkins
2 41 (10.73%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.19%) TeamCity
4 15 (3.93%) CircleCI
4 15 (3.93%) JIRA
5 14 (3.66%) Gradle
6 11 (2.88%) GitLab
6 11 (2.88%) Maven
6 11 (2.88%) Selenium
7 9 (2.36%) Gatling
7 9 (2.36%) Geb
7 9 (2.36%) Spock
7 9 (2.36%) Travis CI
8 8 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.83%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.31%) JUnit
11 5 (1.31%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (13.35%) Finance
2 35 (9.16%) Banking
3 11 (2.88%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.05%) Front Office
4 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.79%) Retail
6 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Law
6 2 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Local Government
7 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 129 (33.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 123 (32.20%) Developer
3 51 (13.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 45 (11.78%) Java Developer
5 43 (11.26%) AWS DevOps
6 40 (10.47%) AWS Engineer
6 40 (10.47%) Azure DevOps
7 38 (9.95%) Azure Engineer
8 35 (9.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 33 (8.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 30 (7.85%) Python Developer
11 22 (5.76%) Senior DevOps
12 20 (5.24%) Architect
12 20 (5.24%) Python Engineer
12 20 (5.24%) Senior Developer
12 20 (5.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.93%) Scala Developer
14 13 (3.40%) AWS Developer
14 13 (3.40%) Java Engineer
15 11 (2.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (20.68%) Kafka
2 52 (13.61%) .NET
3 47 (12.30%) Spring
4 39 (10.21%) .NET Core
5 35 (9.16%) Web Services
6 32 (8.38%) Spring Boot
7 30 (7.85%) Node.js
8 25 (6.54%) REST
9 23 (6.02%) AngularJS
10 22 (5.76%) RESTful
11 17 (4.45%) HTML
11 17 (4.45%) React
12 14 (3.66%) CSS
13 12 (3.14%) Flask
13 12 (3.14%) SOAP
14 11 (2.88%) React Native
15 10 (2.62%) OAuth
15 10 (2.62%) OAuth2
15 10 (2.62%) Play Framework
15 10 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.66%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (2.88%) Cloud Native
3 7 (1.83%) Public Cloud
4 6 (1.57%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.31%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.31%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (0.79%) User Experience
7 2 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.52%) Equities
7 2 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.52%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.52%) Robotics
7 2 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.26%) AS400
8 1 (0.26%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.26%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (0.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (19.11%) Linux
2 18 (4.71%) Windows
3 14 (3.66%) Unix
4 8 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.31%) Debian
6 4 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.79%) Android
7 3 (0.79%) CentOS
8 1 (0.26%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.26%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (51.31%) DevOps
2 171 (44.76%) Microservices
3 119 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (20.16%) TDD
5 59 (15.45%) Software Engineering
6 48 (12.57%) Infrastructure as Code
7 41 (10.73%) BDD
8 39 (10.21%) Migration
9 38 (9.95%) Fintech
10 32 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (5.50%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (5.50%) E-Commerce
12 19 (4.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 19 (4.97%) Pair Programming
13 17 (4.45%) Analytics
13 17 (4.45%) Data Science
13 17 (4.45%) Machine Learning
14 16 (4.19%) OO
14 16 (4.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 110 (28.80%) Python
2 109 (28.53%) Java
3 68 (17.80%) SQL
4 43 (11.26%) C#
5 38 (9.95%) Go
6 35 (9.16%) Scala
7 32 (8.38%) JavaScript
8 30 (7.85%) Ruby
9 24 (6.28%) Java 8
10 22 (5.76%) Bash Shell
11 14 (3.66%) TypeScript
12 10 (2.62%) Kotlin
12 10 (2.62%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.09%) PHP
14 7 (1.83%) ES6
15 4 (1.05%) Clojure
16 3 (0.79%) Groovy
16 3 (0.79%) R
17 2 (0.52%) Perl
17 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (3.93%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.40%) AWS Certification
2 13 (3.40%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.31%) Degree
4 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.52%) CISSP
5 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) IISP
6 1 (0.26%) MCSA
6 1 (0.26%) MCSE
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.57%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 281 (73.56%) Docker
2 8 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.31%) vSphere
4 2 (0.52%) etcd
4 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.26%) XenApp
5 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 116 (30.37%) Terraform
2 78 (20.42%) Ansible
3 32 (8.38%) Puppet
4 25 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (5.50%) Docker Swarm
6 18 (4.71%) Mesos
7 17 (4.45%) Prometheus
8 13 (3.40%) Marathon
9 8 (2.09%) Grafana
10 7 (1.83%) Kibana
10 7 (1.83%) Packer
10 7 (1.83%) Rancher
11 6 (1.57%) Istio
12 4 (1.05%) logstash
13 3 (0.79%) Consul
14 2 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.52%) Salt
15 1 (0.26%) Icinga
15 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
15 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 56 (14.66%) Google
2 19 (4.97%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.83%) Oracle
3 7 (1.83%) SaltStack
4 6 (1.57%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.31%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.05%) New Relic
7 3 (0.79%) IBM
7 3 (0.79%) Splunk
8 2 (0.52%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.52%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.52%) Veracode
8 2 (0.52%) VMware
9 1 (0.26%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.26%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.26%) Palantir
9 1 (0.26%) Perforce
9 1 (0.26%) Tableau
9 1 (0.26%) Talend