Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 135 214
Rank change year-on-year +98 +79 +36
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 393 126 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.55% 1.75% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 32.13% 14.74% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 115 24
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £425
90th Percentile £713 £688 £684
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
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 1,223 855 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.27% 11.88% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 687 605
City of London median daily rate £528 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £288 £330 £325
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £538 £513 £488
% change year-on-year +4.88% +5.13% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -38.18% +61.76%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.64 £13.40
90th Percentile £25.50 £39.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% -30.91% +61.76%

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 December 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 19 December 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 - 29 £575 -
Moorgate - 20 £550 -
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 323 (82.19%) Docker
2 232 (59.03%) DevOps
3 207 (52.67%) Amazon AWS
4 176 (44.78%) Java
5 175 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (34.61%) Microservices
7 131 (33.33%) Terraform
8 115 (29.26%) Jenkins
9 111 (28.24%) Linux
10 109 (27.74%) Python
11 93 (23.66%) Spring
12 87 (22.14%) Finance
12 87 (22.14%) Ansible
13 85 (21.63%) Spring Boot
14 84 (21.37%) TDD
15 83 (21.12%) Kafka
16 75 (19.08%) MongoDB
17 74 (18.83%) Git (software)
18 73 (18.58%) Java 8
19 72 (18.32%) Scala
20 68 (17.30%) Maven
20 68 (17.30%) Continuous Delivery
21 62 (15.78%) Microsoft Azure
22 60 (15.27%) Apache Cassandra
23 58 (14.76%) NoSQL
24 53 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
25 51 (12.98%) JavaScript
26 47 (11.96%) Redis
27 43 (10.94%) Greenfield Project
27 43 (10.94%) Google Cloud Platform

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 38 (9.67%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (8.65%) Apache Spark
3 17 (4.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (3.05%) Confluence
4 12 (3.05%) WordPress
5 10 (2.54%) Apache
6 7 (1.78%) nginx
7 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.76%) Mule
9 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.25%) JBoss
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 15 (3.82%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 207 (52.67%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (15.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (10.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (5.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (5.60%) Heroku
5 20 (5.09%) PaaS
6 18 (4.58%) GitHub
7 15 (3.82%) OpenShift
8 14 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (3.56%) Serverless
9 12 (3.05%) IBM Cloud
10 11 (2.80%) IaaS
10 11 (2.80%) SaaS
11 8 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (2.04%) Datadog
12 6 (1.53%) npm
13 5 (1.27%) Amazon S3
14 4 (1.02%) Akamai
14 4 (1.02%) Apigee
14 4 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.36%) HTTP
2 18 (4.58%) DNS
2 18 (4.58%) FTP
2 18 (4.58%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.33%) SSL
4 7 (1.78%) Internet
5 4 (1.02%) Firewall
5 4 (1.02%) VPN
6 3 (0.76%) AMQP
6 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.76%) MQTT
7 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.51%) SMTP
7 2 (0.51%) SSH
8 1 (0.25%) DSL
8 1 (0.25%) IPFS
8 1 (0.25%) LAN
8 1 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.25%) SCCP
8 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (19.08%) MongoDB
2 60 (15.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 58 (14.76%) NoSQL
4 47 (11.96%) Redis
5 38 (9.67%) Big Data
6 27 (6.87%) Hadoop
6 27 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (6.11%) Riak
8 19 (4.83%) Blockchain
9 12 (3.05%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.04%) MySQL
11 7 (1.78%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.78%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.27%) Apache Hive
13 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.02%) Couchbase
13 4 (1.02%) Flink
13 4 (1.02%) HBase
14 3 (0.76%) Amazon Aurora
14 3 (0.76%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 115 (29.26%) Jenkins
2 74 (18.83%) Git (software)
3 68 (17.30%) Maven
4 38 (9.67%) Gradle
5 35 (8.91%) GitLab
6 19 (4.83%) gulp
7 17 (4.33%) JIRA
8 12 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (2.29%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.29%) JUnit
9 9 (2.29%) SonarQube
9 9 (2.29%) TeamCity
10 8 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.53%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.53%) CircleCI
11 6 (1.53%) Mockito
11 6 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.27%) GoCD
General
1 87 (22.14%) Finance
2 41 (10.43%) Banking
3 15 (3.82%) Law
4 10 (2.54%) Retail
4 10 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.27%) Advertising
5 5 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.27%) Front Office
5 5 (1.27%) Marketing
6 4 (1.02%) Publishing
7 3 (0.76%) Games
7 3 (0.76%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (35.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 138 (35.11%) Developer
3 88 (22.39%) Java Developer
4 62 (15.78%) Senior Developer
5 46 (11.70%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 43 (10.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (8.40%) AWS DevOps
8 32 (8.14%) AWS Engineer
9 30 (7.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 23 (5.85%) Java Engineer
11 22 (5.60%) Architect
11 22 (5.60%) Technical Leader
12 17 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (4.33%) Lead Developer
13 16 (4.07%) Blockchain Engineer
13 16 (4.07%) Lead Java Developer
13 16 (4.07%) Scala Developer
14 15 (3.82%) Senior DevOps
14 15 (3.82%) Senior Scala Developer
15 14 (3.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (23.66%) Spring
2 85 (21.63%) Spring Boot
3 83 (21.12%) Kafka
4 39 (9.92%) REST
5 38 (9.67%) RESTful
6 33 (8.40%) AngularJS
6 33 (8.40%) Node.js
7 27 (6.87%) HTML
8 25 (6.36%) Hibernate
9 24 (6.11%) React
10 23 (5.85%) .NET
11 22 (5.60%) CSS
12 19 (4.83%) .NET Core
12 19 (4.83%) Dropwizard
12 19 (4.83%) HTML5
13 18 (4.58%) SOAP
14 17 (4.33%) Ember.js
14 17 (4.33%) Guice
14 17 (4.33%) OAuth
14 17 (4.33%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.94%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (6.87%) iPad
3 25 (6.36%) Cloud Native
4 19 (4.83%) Fintech
5 9 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.53%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.53%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.27%) Derivative
8 4 (1.02%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.02%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.76%) Clustering
9 3 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.76%) Equities
9 3 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.51%) Bitcoin
10 2 (0.51%) Digital Wallet
10 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 111 (28.24%) Linux
2 21 (5.34%) Unix
3 6 (1.53%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.53%) Windows
4 5 (1.27%) Android
5 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.76%) Mesosphere
6 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.51%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (59.03%) DevOps
2 175 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (34.61%) Microservices
4 84 (21.37%) TDD
5 68 (17.30%) Continuous Delivery
6 53 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (10.69%) E-Commerce
8 41 (10.43%) Open Source
9 33 (8.40%) Software Engineering
10 32 (8.14%) Deployment Automation
10 32 (8.14%) Scrum
11 30 (7.63%) Test Automation
12 29 (7.38%) BDD
13 25 (6.36%) Configuration Management
14 20 (5.09%) Artificial Intelligence
14 20 (5.09%) Mentoring
15 19 (4.83%) Analytics
15 19 (4.83%) Data Science
15 19 (4.83%) Domain-Driven Design
16 17 (4.33%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 176 (44.78%) Java
2 109 (27.74%) Python
3 73 (18.58%) Java 8
4 72 (18.32%) Scala
5 51 (12.98%) JavaScript
6 38 (9.67%) Bash Shell
7 36 (9.16%) Ruby
8 33 (8.40%) SQL
9 31 (7.89%) Groovy
10 24 (6.11%) C#
11 21 (5.34%) Go
12 18 (4.58%) TypeScript
13 17 (4.33%) ES6
14 13 (3.31%) PowerShell
15 10 (2.54%) Kotlin
16 9 (2.29%) C++
17 7 (1.78%) Perl
18 5 (1.27%) C
19 4 (1.02%) PHP
19 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (2.80%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.54%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.53%) Degree
4 3 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.51%) CISA
5 2 (0.51%) CISM
5 2 (0.51%) CISMP
5 2 (0.51%) CISSP
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 2 (0.51%) ISSMP
6 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.54%) QA
2 9 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 323 (82.19%) Docker
2 5 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.02%) Varnish
4 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 131 (33.33%) Terraform
2 87 (22.14%) Ansible
3 36 (9.16%) Puppet
4 24 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (5.85%) Docker Swarm
6 14 (3.56%) Consul
6 14 (3.56%) Mesos
7 13 (3.31%) Prometheus
8 10 (2.54%) Packer
9 8 (2.04%) Kibana
10 7 (1.78%) Grafana
10 7 (1.78%) Nagios
11 5 (1.27%) logstash
12 4 (1.02%) Fluentd
12 4 (1.02%) Marathon
12 4 (1.02%) Salt
13 3 (0.76%) Istio
14 2 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.51%) Rancher
14 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (10.18%) Google
2 18 (4.58%) Oracle
3 12 (3.05%) IBM
4 10 (2.54%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.04%) Splunk
6 7 (1.78%) New Relic
7 6 (1.53%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.53%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.02%) Informatica
9 3 (0.76%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.76%) Sybase
9 3 (0.76%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.51%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.51%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.51%) MapR
10 2 (0.51%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.51%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.51%) Tableau
11 1 (0.25%) VMware