Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 217 252
Rank change year-on-year +79 +35 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 120 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.68% 0.35% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.85% 3.13% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 22 9
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £463 £425 £419
90th Percentile £690 £681 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £545 £575
% change year-on-year +0.92% -5.22% -
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 808 735 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.31% 11.25% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 583 622
City of London median daily rate £525 £480 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +9.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £335 £326 £285
90th Percentile £663 £638 £597
Central London median daily rate £513 £488 £441
% change year-on-year +5.13% +10.67% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 13
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.18% +61.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £12.52 £13.40 £11.19
90th Percentile £27.50 £55.00 £29.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -34.55% +61.76% -4.23%

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 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 110 (91.67%) Docker
2 100 (83.33%) DevOps
3 71 (59.17%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (47.50%) Ansible
5 52 (43.33%) Jenkins
6 50 (41.67%) Python
7 44 (36.67%) Java
8 38 (31.67%) Terraform
9 37 (30.83%) Linux
10 31 (25.83%) Ruby
11 28 (23.33%) Puppet
12 24 (20.00%) Open Source
12 24 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (19.17%) Node.js
13 23 (19.17%) GitHub
14 22 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
15 21 (17.50%) Big Data
16 20 (16.67%) Finance
17 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (15.00%) Kafka
18 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
18 18 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
19 16 (13.33%) Hadoop
19 16 (13.33%) Apache Spark
19 16 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
20 15 (12.50%) IBM
20 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
21 14 (11.67%) Oracle
21 14 (11.67%) Hadoop YARN

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 16 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 10 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.33%) Apache
4 4 (3.33%) Confluence
4 4 (3.33%) nginx
5 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.83%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.83%) Jetty
6 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 71 (59.17%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (19.17%) GitHub
3 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (11.67%) Bluemix
4 14 (11.67%) IBM Cloud
5 12 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (9.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (9.17%) OpenShift
7 8 (6.67%) npm
7 8 (6.67%) Route 53
8 7 (5.83%) Amazon S3
9 6 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (4.17%) Serverless
11 4 (3.33%) PaaS
12 3 (2.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (2.50%) Datadog
13 2 (1.67%) Google Container Engine
13 2 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) Firewall
2 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.67%) HTTP
3 2 (1.67%) SSL
3 2 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (0.83%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.83%) LAN
4 1 (0.83%) Network Security
4 1 (0.83%) SSH
4 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.50%) Big Data
2 18 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (13.33%) Hadoop
4 14 (11.67%) Apache Hive
4 14 (11.67%) Oracle ODI
4 14 (11.67%) Sqoop
5 7 (5.83%) Redis
6 6 (5.00%) MongoDB
7 5 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.50%) MySQL
9 2 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.83%) Aerospike
10 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.83%) HBase
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 52 (43.33%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.83%) JIRA
2 13 (10.83%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 9 (7.50%) Maven
5 7 (5.83%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.00%) Liquibase
6 6 (5.00%) Selenium
7 3 (2.50%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.50%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.50%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.50%) webpack
8 2 (1.67%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.67%) git-flow
8 2 (1.67%) Mocha
8 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.67%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.67%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Banking
3 6 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.17%) Publishing
5 4 (3.33%) Marketing
5 4 (3.33%) Retail
6 3 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.67%) Electronics
7 2 (1.67%) Games
7 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (51.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (32.50%) AWS DevOps
3 31 (25.83%) AWS Engineer
4 30 (25.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (9.17%) Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
7 9 (7.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Java Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Lead DevOps
9 5 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Architect
10 4 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (3.33%) Scala Developer
11 3 (2.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.17%) Node.js
2 18 (15.00%) Kafka
3 14 (11.67%) PySpark
4 12 (10.00%) React
5 8 (6.67%) Spring
6 7 (5.83%) Sass
6 7 (5.83%) Web Services
7 6 (5.00%) Spring MVC
8 5 (4.17%) .NET
8 5 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (3.33%) CSS
9 4 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.50%) Express
10 3 (2.50%) RESTful
11 2 (1.67%) Chai
11 2 (1.67%) jQuery
11 2 (1.67%) React Native
11 2 (1.67%) REST
11 2 (1.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.50%) Fintech
4 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.67%) iPad
4 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.67%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.83%) Blog
5 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 37 (30.83%) Linux
2 7 (5.83%) CentOS
2 7 (5.83%) Unix
3 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.67%) DC/OS
5 1 (0.83%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.83%) Debian
5 1 (0.83%) VMS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (83.33%) DevOps
2 24 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.00%) Open Source
3 23 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 14 (11.67%) Data Engineering
5 14 (11.67%) MapReduce
6 13 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (10.00%) Microservices
8 10 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 8 (6.67%) BDD
9 8 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.00%) MVC
10 6 (5.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (4.17%) Workflow
12 4 (3.33%) Analytics
12 4 (3.33%) Big Data Analytics
12 4 (3.33%) Data Analytics
12 4 (3.33%) Migration
12 4 (3.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (41.67%) Python
2 44 (36.67%) Java
3 31 (25.83%) Ruby
4 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (11.67%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.83%) Groovy
7 5 (4.17%) Scala
8 4 (3.33%) C#
8 4 (3.33%) Go
8 4 (3.33%) Perl
9 2 (1.67%) C++
9 2 (1.67%) PHP
9 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.67%) SQL
10 1 (0.83%) Clojure
10 1 (0.83%) Elixir
10 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.67%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.67%) Degree
2 2 (1.67%) RHCE
3 1 (0.83%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) GCP
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 110 (91.67%) Docker
2 14 (11.67%) Apache Flume
2 14 (11.67%) HDFS
3 6 (5.00%) LXC
4 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (47.50%) Ansible
2 38 (31.67%) Terraform
3 28 (23.33%) Puppet
4 22 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (11.67%) Ambari
5 14 (11.67%) Hadoop YARN
5 14 (11.67%) Oozie
6 12 (10.00%) Mesos
7 10 (8.33%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (5.00%) Grafana
9 3 (2.50%) Sysdig
10 2 (1.67%) Consul
10 2 (1.67%) Packer
11 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.83%) Kibana
11 1 (0.83%) logstash
11 1 (0.83%) Marathon
11 1 (0.83%) Nagios
11 1 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) IBM
2 14 (11.67%) Oracle
2 14 (11.67%) Tableau
3 8 (6.67%) Google
4 7 (5.83%) AppDynamics
4 7 (5.83%) Splunk
5 6 (5.00%) Facebook
5 6 (5.00%) New Relic
6 5 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.67%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.67%) SAP
7 2 (1.67%) Sonatype
7 2 (1.67%) VMware
8 1 (0.83%) Adobe
8 1 (0.83%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.83%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.83%) Sun
8 1 (0.83%) TIBCO