Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 49 67
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 +38
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 51 16 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.50% 2.59% 2.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 32.08% 21.92% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 7 31
10th Percentile £401 £391 £345
25th Percentile £508 £442 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £480 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +6.67% +11.80%
75th Percentile £550 £495 £525
90th Percentile £590 £567 £588
England median daily rate £575 £547 £550
% change year-on-year +5.12% -0.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £52.00 -
England median hourly rate £72.00 £35.75 £48.50
% change year-on-year +101.40% -26.29% -21.77%

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 159 73 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.91% 11.83% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 47 166
10th Percentile £219 £144 £150
25th Percentile £363 £256 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -5.06%
75th Percentile £530 £474 £510
90th Percentile £585 £500 £541
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 19
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.73 £12.78
25th Percentile £14.38 £21.40 £13.88
Median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £16.25
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% +115.38% -7.12%
75th Percentile £54.25 £44.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £72.00 £49.10 £41.23
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £19.64
% change year-on-year +7.69% -0.71% +12.23%

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 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
Nottinghamshire +1 41 £528 +24.12% 14
Leicestershire -11 5 £403 -38.08% 4
Northamptonshire -13 4 £515 +7.29% 6
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 33 (64.71%) DevOps
2 31 (60.78%) Azure
3 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (47.06%) Git (software)
4 24 (47.06%) Docker
5 22 (43.14%) Linux
6 20 (39.22%) Microservices
7 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
8 16 (31.37%) JIRA
8 16 (31.37%) Confluence
8 16 (31.37%) OpenShift
8 16 (31.37%) Social Skills
9 15 (29.41%) .NET
10 14 (27.45%) Clean Code
11 13 (25.49%) C#
11 13 (25.49%) Windows
12 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
12 12 (23.53%) MVC
12 12 (23.53%) AWS
12 12 (23.53%) .NET Core
13 11 (21.57%) Terraform
13 11 (21.57%) Vue.js
13 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
13 11 (21.57%) RESTful
13 11 (21.57%) NUnit
13 11 (21.57%) Web Development
13 11 (21.57%) WCF
13 11 (21.57%) SQL
13 11 (21.57%) Python

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 16 (31.37%) Confluence
2 5 (9.80%) JBoss
2 5 (9.80%) NetWeaver
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 31 (60.78%) Azure
2 16 (31.37%) OpenShift
3 12 (23.53%) AWS
4 9 (17.65%) IaaS
4 9 (17.65%) PaaS
5 7 (13.73%) Azure Pipelines
5 7 (13.73%) SaaS
6 5 (9.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (9.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 5 (9.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (9.80%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (7.84%) Datadog
8 3 (5.88%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (3.92%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (1.96%) AWS CodeCommit
10 1 (1.96%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (1.96%) GCP
10 1 (1.96%) GitHub
10 1 (1.96%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Firewall
1 6 (11.76%) WAN
2 5 (9.80%) DHCP
2 5 (9.80%) DNS
2 5 (9.80%) MPLS
2 5 (9.80%) PBX
2 5 (9.80%) SD-WAN
2 5 (9.80%) Skype
2 5 (9.80%) VoIP
2 5 (9.80%) VPN
2 5 (9.80%) Wireless
3 1 (1.96%) IPv4
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Event Store
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
2 5 (9.80%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (9.80%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (9.80%) DB2
2 5 (9.80%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.80%) SAP HANA
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 16 (31.37%) JIRA
3 11 (21.57%) NUnit
4 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.80%) Artifactory
5 5 (9.80%) Bitbucket
5 5 (9.80%) GitLab
5 5 (9.80%) SonarQube
5 5 (9.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (7.84%) JMeter
6 4 (7.84%) JUnit
6 4 (7.84%) Postman
6 4 (7.84%) Selenium
7 2 (3.92%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.96%) git-flow
8 1 (1.96%) Spinnaker
8 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (31.37%) Social Skills
2 7 (13.73%) Influencing Skills
3 6 (11.76%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Finance
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Azure DevOps
2 12 (23.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Azure Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Developer
3 11 (21.57%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Lead .NET Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Lead Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.84%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Designer
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.84%) IT Architect
6 4 (7.84%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) .NET
2 12 (23.53%) .NET Core
3 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (21.57%) RESTful
3 11 (21.57%) Vue.js
3 11 (21.57%) WCF
4 10 (19.61%) CSS
4 10 (19.61%) HTML
5 8 (15.69%) ADO
6 6 (11.76%) Middleware
7 5 (9.80%) SAP Basis
8 4 (7.84%) Spring
8 4 (7.84%) Spring Boot
9 3 (5.88%) ARM Templates
10 2 (3.92%) Kafka
11 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.96%) Django
11 1 (1.96%) MEAN Stack
11 1 (1.96%) Node.js
11 1 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 5 (9.80%) PKI
4 3 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 13 (25.49%) Windows
3 6 (11.76%) Unix
4 5 (9.80%) AIX
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) DevOps
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (39.22%) Microservices
4 14 (27.45%) Clean Code
5 12 (23.53%) MVC
6 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
6 11 (21.57%) Web Development
7 10 (19.61%) Front End Development
7 10 (19.61%) Refactoring
7 10 (19.61%) SDLC
8 9 (17.65%) Migration
9 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
9 8 (15.69%) Data Protection
10 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (13.73%) High Availability
11 6 (11.76%) DevSecOps
11 6 (11.76%) ITIL
11 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 6 (11.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) C#
2 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.57%) Python
3 11 (21.57%) SQL
4 6 (11.76%) Groovy
5 5 (9.80%) Java
6 4 (7.84%) Java 11
6 4 (7.84%) Java 8
6 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.92%) C
7 2 (3.92%) C++
7 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.96%) Go
8 1 (1.96%) Lua
8 1 (1.96%) Perl
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) VB
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) COBIT
1 5 (9.80%) GDPR
1 5 (9.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 24 (47.06%) Docker
2 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) Terraform
2 10 (19.61%) Ansible
3 7 (13.73%) Istio
3 7 (13.73%) Puppet
4 5 (9.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (7.84%) Prometheus
6 2 (3.92%) Grafana
6 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.92%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.96%) Packer
7 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco
3 5 (9.80%) Citrix
3 5 (9.80%) SAP
3 5 (9.80%) Software AG
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Splunk
6 1 (1.96%) Alibaba