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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 18 May 2022 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 72 62 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18 +22
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 18 16 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.31% 1.74% 3.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.08% 14.55% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 15
10th Percentile £454 £410 £385
25th Percentile £466 £461 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £573 £425
Median % change year-on-year -10.48% +34.71% -19.05%
75th Percentile £583 £671 £481
90th Percentile £714 £725 £596
England median daily rate £615 £535 £550
% change year-on-year +14.95% -2.73% -

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 East Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 149 110 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.88% 11.94% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 79 79
10th Percentile £186 £208 £150
25th Percentile £313 £330 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £439 £396 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.80% -1.00% -
75th Percentile £513 £447 £475
90th Percentile £546 £587 £544
England median daily rate £575 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +12.20% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 13
10th Percentile £17.65 - £12.23
25th Percentile £18.25 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.50 £29.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -29.31% +65.71% -5.41%
75th Percentile £22.75 £31.00 -
90th Percentile £23.35 - £42.57
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.16% +27.37% +2.70%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the East Midlands

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the East Midlands

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the East Midlands

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire +6 11 £550 -14.06% 8
Northamptonshire -9 6 £488 +18.90% 4
Leicestershire -14 1 £585 +25.81% 4
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 16 (88.89%) Docker
2 13 (72.22%) AWS
3 12 (66.67%) Azure
4 8 (44.44%) Ansible
4 8 (44.44%) Microservices
4 8 (44.44%) CI/CD
5 7 (38.89%) DevOps
5 7 (38.89%) React
5 7 (38.89%) Terraform
5 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) Linux
6 6 (33.33%) .NET
6 6 (33.33%) Node.js
7 5 (27.78%) MySQL
7 5 (27.78%) CSS
7 5 (27.78%) HTML
7 5 (27.78%) Java
7 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
7 5 (27.78%) MVC
7 5 (27.78%) .NET Core
7 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
8 4 (22.22%) ES6
8 4 (22.22%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (22.22%) Jest
8 4 (22.22%) Enzyme
8 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 4 (22.22%) PaaS

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 13 (72.22%) AWS
2 12 (66.67%) Azure
3 4 (22.22%) Amazon EKS
3 4 (22.22%) PaaS
4 3 (16.67%) Amazon S3
4 3 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (16.67%) OpenShift
4 3 (16.67%) Serverless
5 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (11.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 2 (11.11%) GCP
5 2 (11.11%) Kong
5 2 (11.11%) SaaS
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (5.56%) Apigee
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) MPLS
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) BGP
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
2 1 (5.56%) GLBP
2 1 (5.56%) HSRP
2 1 (5.56%) IPsec
2 1 (5.56%) OSPF
2 1 (5.56%) PBX
2 1 (5.56%) RIP
2 1 (5.56%) SD-WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) VRRP
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.56%) DB2
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium
4 3 (16.67%) Gatling
4 3 (16.67%) Gradle
4 3 (16.67%) JMeter
4 3 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (16.67%) Maven
4 3 (16.67%) MSTest
4 3 (16.67%) Spock
5 2 (11.11%) CircleCI
5 2 (11.11%) GitLab
5 2 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) Subversion
5 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.56%) gulp
6 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
6 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.56%) webpack
General
1 3 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Documentation Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) React
2 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) Node.js
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Core
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 4 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (22.22%) Enzyme
4 4 (22.22%) Jest
5 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (16.67%) Spring
6 2 (11.11%) ARM Templates
6 2 (11.11%) Next.js
7 1 (5.56%) HTML5
7 1 (5.56%) Kafka
7 1 (5.56%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (5.56%) Middleware
7 1 (5.56%) Redux
7 1 (5.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Native
1 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Derivative
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) CI/CD
1 8 (44.44%) Microservices
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
3 5 (27.78%) MVC
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Agile
5 3 (16.67%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 3 (16.67%) Event-Driven
5 3 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Fintech
5 3 (16.67%) High Availability
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Mob Programming
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) SOLID
6 2 (11.11%) Data Science
6 2 (11.11%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) ES6
4 3 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (16.67%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Docker
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) NFS
3 1 (5.56%) pfSense
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Ansible
2 7 (38.89%) Terraform
3 2 (11.11%) Consul
3 2 (11.11%) Grafana
3 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
3 2 (11.11%) ZABBIX
4 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (5.56%) CloudForms
4 1 (5.56%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.56%) Istio
4 1 (5.56%) Kibana
4 1 (5.56%) Nagios
4 1 (5.56%) Prometheus
4 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Pega
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Software AG
3 1 (5.56%) VMware