Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 15 October 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 195 185
Rank change year-on-year +43 -10 +17
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 64 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.26% 0.26% 0.021%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.89% 2.39% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 9 1
East of England median daily rate £525 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +46.67% -7.41%
10th Percentile £425 £455 £363
90th Percentile £745 £690 £388
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 647 544 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.72% 10.89% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 295 293
East of England median daily rate £450 £458 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +13.66% +7.33%
10th Percentile £213 £182 £200
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 22
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.67 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -15.57% -53.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.40 £12.53
90th Percentile £28.22 £25.50 £39.77
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +8.33%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the East of England

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kubernetes in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the East of England

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the East of England

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Cambridgeshire +37 32 £513 +2.50% 21
Hertfordshire +1 13 £488 -11.36% 19
Suffolk - 12 £550 - 2
Essex - 5 £524 - 3
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 56 (87.50%) Docker
2 43 (67.19%) DevOps
3 41 (64.06%) Linux
4 38 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (48.44%) Ansible
6 30 (46.88%) Puppet
7 28 (43.75%) Jenkins
8 27 (42.19%) Red Hat
9 25 (39.06%) Python
10 24 (37.50%) Bash Shell
11 23 (35.94%) OpenStack
11 23 (35.94%) Terraform
11 23 (35.94%) DNS
11 23 (35.94%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (34.38%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (28.13%) Firewall
13 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
14 17 (26.56%) Apache
14 17 (26.56%) LAMP
14 17 (26.56%) CentOS
15 16 (25.00%) PKI
15 16 (25.00%) MySQL
16 14 (21.88%) Nagios
16 14 (21.88%) Ruby
16 14 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (21.88%) Hadoop
17 13 (20.31%) MongoDB
17 13 (20.31%) Vagrant
17 13 (20.31%) Salt
17 13 (20.31%) nginx

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 23 (35.94%) OpenStack
2 17 (26.56%) Apache
3 13 (20.31%) nginx
4 5 (7.81%) Confluence
5 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
6 2 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.56%) IIS
7 1 (1.56%) JBoss
7 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) HipChat
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (6.25%) GitHub
4 3 (4.69%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.13%) PaaS
5 2 (3.13%) Slack
6 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.56%) Heroku
6 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.94%) DNS
2 18 (28.13%) Firewall
3 9 (14.06%) Unicast
4 8 (12.50%) HTTP
5 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.38%) VPN
6 5 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (6.25%) DHCP
8 3 (4.69%) DSL
9 1 (1.56%) Broadband
9 1 (1.56%) FTP
9 1 (1.56%) Internet
9 1 (1.56%) SSL
9 1 (1.56%) VLAN
9 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.94%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (25.00%) MySQL
3 14 (21.88%) Hadoop
4 13 (20.31%) MongoDB
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.13%) DB2
7 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.56%) Big Data
7 1 (1.56%) Flink
7 1 (1.56%) HBase
7 1 (1.56%) JanusGraph
7 1 (1.56%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.56%) Redis
7 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.56%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 28 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 13 (20.31%) Vagrant
3 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.38%) Maven
5 5 (7.81%) JIRA
6 4 (6.25%) Bitbucket
6 4 (6.25%) Subversion
6 4 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.69%) GitLab
7 3 (4.69%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.13%) Gradle
8 2 (3.13%) gulp
8 2 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.56%) GoCD
9 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.56%) Mocha
9 1 (1.56%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) AWS Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) Developer
3 6 (9.38%) AWS DevOps
3 6 (9.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (7.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
5 4 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Python Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Ruby Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) LAMP
2 12 (18.75%) LAPP Stack
2 12 (18.75%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (12.50%) REST
4 7 (10.94%) Web Services
5 6 (9.38%) SOAP
6 5 (7.81%) Node.js
6 5 (7.81%) XML
7 4 (6.25%) .NET
7 4 (6.25%) CSS
7 4 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (6.25%) HTML
7 4 (6.25%) HTML5
7 4 (6.25%) LDAP
8 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.69%) Java EE
8 3 (4.69%) JSON
8 3 (4.69%) JSP
8 3 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (4.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) PKI
2 5 (7.81%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.69%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.13%) Fintech
5 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.56%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Linux
2 17 (26.56%) CentOS
3 14 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.94%) Unix
5 6 (9.38%) Ubuntu
6 5 (7.81%) Windows
7 2 (3.13%) DC/OS
8 1 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.56%) Solaris
8 1 (1.56%) VMS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (67.19%) DevOps
2 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
4 8 (12.50%) High Availability
5 6 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.38%) Microservices
5 6 (9.38%) Open Source
6 5 (7.81%) DRM
6 5 (7.81%) Scrum
6 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.25%) Identity Management
7 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.25%) Server Hardening
7 4 (6.25%) TDD
8 3 (4.69%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (4.69%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) Python
2 24 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 14 (21.88%) Ruby
5 13 (20.31%) Perl
6 10 (15.63%) Java
7 8 (12.50%) SQL
8 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.69%) C
10 2 (3.13%) C#
10 2 (3.13%) C++
10 2 (3.13%) ES6
10 2 (3.13%) Go
10 2 (3.13%) Java 8
10 2 (3.13%) Scala
11 1 (1.56%) Gremlin
11 1 (1.56%) Groovy
11 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) AWS Certification
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 56 (87.50%) Docker
2 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (7.81%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.56%) HDFS
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.56%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (48.44%) Ansible
2 30 (46.88%) Puppet
3 23 (35.94%) Terraform
4 22 (34.38%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (21.88%) Nagios
6 13 (20.31%) Salt
7 12 (18.75%) ZABBIX
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (6.25%) Mesos
8 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (3.13%) Prometheus
9 2 (3.13%) Rancher
10 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
10 1 (1.56%) vRealize
10 1 (1.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (1.56%) yum
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Red Hat
2 13 (20.31%) VMware
3 12 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 12 (18.75%) NetApp
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco
6 2 (3.13%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.56%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.56%) Nokia
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle
7 1 (1.56%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.56%) Tableau