Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 19 26
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +54
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 183 250 458
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.79% 7.19% 6.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 50.83% 47.26% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 207 374
10th Percentile £444 £469 £463
25th Percentile £500 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £575
75th Percentile £650 £633 £675
90th Percentile £725 £680 £709
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.82
Central London median hourly rate - - £29.82

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 360 529 1,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.35% 15.22% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 403 915
10th Percentile £384 £351 £325
25th Percentile £462 £450 £451
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £550
75th Percentile £638 £625 £613
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 23
Median hourly rate - £13.08 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - -37.74% +10.53%
Central London median hourly rate - £13.26 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -36.87% +5.00%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -4 1 - -
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 122 (66.67%) Docker
2 95 (51.91%) Java
3 80 (43.72%) DevOps
4 70 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (32.79%) Spring
6 58 (31.69%) Microservices
7 52 (28.42%) AWS
8 49 (26.78%) Banking
9 47 (25.68%) Finance
10 44 (24.04%) Spring Boot
11 41 (22.40%) Python
12 40 (21.86%) Azure
13 39 (21.31%) TDD
13 39 (21.31%) Terraform
14 32 (17.49%) Kafka
15 31 (16.94%) Git (software)
16 30 (16.39%) GCP
17 28 (15.30%) Jenkins
17 28 (15.30%) Linux
18 27 (14.75%) Social Skills
19 24 (13.11%) React
19 24 (13.11%) JavaScript
19 24 (13.11%) Migration
20 21 (11.48%) Node.js
21 20 (10.93%) Ansible
22 18 (9.84%) Java 8
22 18 (9.84%) Ruby
23 17 (9.29%) Infrastructure as Code
23 17 (9.29%) GitHub
24 16 (8.74%) TypeScript

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 9 (4.92%) nginx
2 8 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.28%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.73%) Red Hat Fuse
5 4 (2.19%) Apache
5 4 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.09%) Appian
6 2 (1.09%) Camunda
6 2 (1.09%) Confluence
7 1 (0.55%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.55%) JBoss
7 1 (0.55%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.55%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 52 (28.42%) AWS
2 40 (21.86%) Azure
3 30 (16.39%) GCP
4 17 (9.29%) GitHub
5 10 (5.46%) OpenShift
5 10 (5.46%) SaaS
6 7 (3.83%) IaaS
7 6 (3.28%) Amazon EKS
8 5 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.73%) PaaS
8 5 (2.73%) Serverless
8 5 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.19%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (2.19%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.19%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.64%) Apigee
10 3 (1.64%) AWS Fargate
10 3 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.19%) HTTP
1 4 (2.19%) Internet
2 2 (1.09%) DNS
2 2 (1.09%) FTP
2 2 (1.09%) SSL
2 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.55%) Firewall
3 1 (0.55%) Network Security
3 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.01%) Big Data
1 11 (6.01%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.37%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.19%) Blockchain
3 4 (2.19%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.64%) BigQuery
4 3 (1.64%) Flink
4 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.64%) MySQL
4 3 (1.64%) Redis
5 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.09%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Spanner
6 1 (0.55%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (16.94%) Git (software)
2 28 (15.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (8.20%) Maven
4 12 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.83%) GitLab
5 7 (3.83%) JIRA
6 5 (2.73%) Artifactory
6 5 (2.73%) JUnit
7 4 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.19%) CircleCI
7 4 (2.19%) Selenium
7 4 (2.19%) webpack
8 3 (1.64%) Gatling
8 3 (1.64%) Mockito
8 3 (1.64%) Snyk
8 3 (1.64%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.09%) Geb
9 2 (1.09%) Gradle
9 2 (1.09%) Spock
9 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (26.78%) Banking
2 47 (25.68%) Finance
3 27 (14.75%) Social Skills
4 15 (8.20%) Investment Banking
5 11 (6.01%) Front Office
6 8 (4.37%) Retail
7 5 (2.73%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.19%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.64%) Billing
9 3 (1.64%) Legal
10 2 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.55%) Games
11 1 (0.55%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (55.19%) Developer
2 61 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 30 (16.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (10.93%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.74%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (8.20%) Architect
7 13 (7.10%) AWS Developer
8 11 (6.01%) Ruby Developer
9 10 (5.46%) Python Developer
10 7 (3.83%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (3.83%) Consultant
11 6 (3.28%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.28%) Senior Consultant
12 5 (2.73%) AWS Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) Azure DevOps
12 5 (2.73%) Azure Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) DevSecOps Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
13 4 (2.19%) DevOps Developer
13 4 (2.19%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (32.79%) Spring
2 44 (24.04%) Spring Boot
3 32 (17.49%) Kafka
4 24 (13.11%) React
5 21 (11.48%) Node.js
6 12 (6.56%) REST
7 11 (6.01%) .NET
7 11 (6.01%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (4.92%) Flask
9 7 (3.83%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (3.83%) RESTful
10 6 (3.28%) GraphQL
10 6 (3.28%) Vert.x
10 6 (3.28%) Web Services
11 5 (2.73%) Apache Camel
11 5 (2.73%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.73%) Middleware
11 5 (2.73%) RxJava
12 4 (2.19%) OSGi
12 4 (2.19%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) Cloud Native
1 11 (6.01%) Credit Risk
1 11 (6.01%) Grid Computing
1 11 (6.01%) Public Cloud
2 10 (5.46%) Market Risk
3 9 (4.92%) Fixed Income
3 9 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.19%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.64%) CMDB
7 3 (1.64%) Derivative
7 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.64%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.64%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (1.09%) Equities
8 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.30%) Linux
2 12 (6.56%) Unix
3 5 (2.73%) Windows
4 3 (1.64%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (43.72%) DevOps
2 70 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (31.69%) Microservices
4 39 (21.31%) TDD
5 24 (13.11%) Migration
6 17 (9.29%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (8.20%) Scrum
8 14 (7.65%) Fintech
8 14 (7.65%) Test Automation
9 13 (7.10%) BDD
10 12 (6.56%) Low Latency
10 12 (6.56%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.01%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.46%) Analytics
12 10 (5.46%) Data Analysis
13 9 (4.92%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.92%) OO
13 9 (4.92%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.92%) Visualisation
14 8 (4.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 95 (51.91%) Java
2 41 (22.40%) Python
3 24 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.84%) Java 8
4 18 (9.84%) Ruby
5 16 (8.74%) TypeScript
6 11 (6.01%) SQL
7 10 (5.46%) Go
8 8 (4.37%) C#
9 7 (3.83%) Scala
10 6 (3.28%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.19%) C++
11 4 (2.19%) ES6
12 3 (1.64%) C
13 2 (1.09%) Groovy
13 2 (1.09%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.09%) Rust
14 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.55%) CISM
4 1 (0.55%) CISSP
4 1 (0.55%) Degree
4 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.64%) GDPR
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.55%) IFRS
3 1 (0.55%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 122 (66.67%) Docker
2 3 (1.64%) Ceph
2 3 (1.64%) NFS
3 2 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (21.31%) Terraform
2 20 (10.93%) Ansible
3 8 (4.37%) Puppet
4 5 (2.73%) Istio
4 5 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.64%) Grafana
5 3 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (1.64%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.64%) Mesos
5 3 (1.64%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.09%) Consul
6 2 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.09%) logstash
6 2 (1.09%) Rancher
6 2 (1.09%) Salt
7 1 (0.55%) Icinga
7 1 (0.55%) Kibana
7 1 (0.55%) Marathon
7 1 (0.55%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (8.74%) Google
2 11 (6.01%) MuleSoft
3 10 (5.46%) Oracle
4 9 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.09%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.09%) Sybase
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.55%) Confluent
7 1 (0.55%) Murex
7 1 (0.55%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.55%) Splunk
7 1 (0.55%) Veracode
7 1 (0.55%) VMware