Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 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 of England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 40 103
Rank change year-on-year -10 +63 +48
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 102 51 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.07% 4.13% 2.01%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.25% 31.10% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 33 65
10th Percentile £454 £307 £381
25th Percentile £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £640 £638 £588
90th Percentile £675 £738 £665
England median daily rate £575 £539 £550
% change year-on-year +6.73% -2.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.00 - -
England median hourly rate £73.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +108.57% -26.32% -17.39%

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 361 164 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.41% 13.27% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 117 377
10th Percentile £265 £194 £250
25th Percentile £400 £323 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -7.36%
75th Percentile £586 £550 £538
90th Percentile £650 £663 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 28
10th Percentile " £18.93 £13.13
25th Percentile £14.25 £19.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.79 £35.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -49.18% +118.75% -8.57%
75th Percentile £28.56 £50.00 £18.38
90th Percentile £46.50 £66.00 £45.44
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the East of England

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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 28 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
Hertfordshire -9 47 £600 +14.29% 29
Cambridgeshire -7 27 £575 -23.33% 44
Essex -9 22 £531 +6.25% 9
Bedfordshire -11 3 £400 +684.31% 4
Suffolk -11 1 - - 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 of England region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 80 (78.43%) Docker
2 69 (67.65%) DevOps
3 51 (50.00%) AWS
4 50 (49.02%) Jenkins
4 50 (49.02%) Terraform
5 42 (41.18%) Java
5 42 (41.18%) Python
6 40 (39.22%) Linux
7 36 (35.29%) Infrastructure as Code
8 29 (28.43%) E-Commerce
8 29 (28.43%) Ansible
9 28 (27.45%) Azure
10 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (23.53%) GCP
11 22 (21.57%) Git (software)
12 21 (20.59%) Microservices
13 19 (18.63%) Puppet
14 18 (17.65%) OO
14 18 (17.65%) GitLab
15 17 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (16.67%) JIRA
16 16 (15.69%) TDD
17 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
18 14 (13.73%) Scrum
18 14 (13.73%) Spring
18 14 (13.73%) Go
18 14 (13.73%) OpenStack
18 14 (13.73%) Spring Boot
19 13 (12.75%) Bash Shell
19 13 (12.75%) Google

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 14 (13.73%) OpenStack
2 6 (5.88%) Confluence
3 4 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.94%) Apache
4 3 (2.94%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.94%) Drupal
5 2 (1.96%) JBoss
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.98%) Magento
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 51 (50.00%) AWS
2 28 (27.45%) Azure
3 24 (23.53%) GCP
4 17 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (10.78%) Amazon EKS
6 10 (9.80%) Serverless
7 8 (7.84%) Amazon ECS
8 6 (5.88%) Azure Pipelines
9 5 (4.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 5 (4.90%) Azure Service Bus
9 5 (4.90%) Power Platform
10 4 (3.92%) Azure Event Grid
10 4 (3.92%) Azure Functions
10 4 (3.92%) OpenShift
11 3 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (2.94%) GitHub
11 3 (2.94%) IaaS
11 3 (2.94%) PaaS
11 3 (2.94%) SaaS
12 2 (1.96%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Wireless
2 4 (3.92%) 3GPP
2 4 (3.92%) SGSN
2 4 (3.92%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.98%) IPv4
4 1 (0.98%) LAN
4 1 (0.98%) MQTT
4 1 (0.98%) SNMP
4 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.90%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.90%) MySQL
2 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.90%) Power BI
2 5 (4.90%) Tableau
3 3 (2.94%) BigQuery
3 3 (2.94%) Cloud Spanner
3 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.98%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.98%) DB2
5 1 (0.98%) Flink
5 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (49.02%) Jenkins
2 22 (21.57%) Git (software)
3 18 (17.65%) GitLab
4 17 (16.67%) JIRA
5 10 (9.80%) Artifactory
6 8 (7.84%) CircleCI
6 8 (7.84%) Travis CI
7 6 (5.88%) JMeter
7 6 (5.88%) SonarQube
7 6 (5.88%) Spinnaker
8 5 (4.90%) Checkstyle
8 5 (4.90%) IntelliJ
8 5 (4.90%) JProfiler
9 3 (2.94%) git-flow
10 2 (1.96%) Gradle
10 2 (1.96%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.98%) NeoLoad
11 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (9.80%) Social Skills
2 7 (6.86%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.86%) Retail
3 6 (5.88%) Electronics
3 6 (5.88%) Finance
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (24.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (16.67%) Developer
3 15 (14.71%) Architect
4 13 (12.75%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (11.76%) E-Commerce Architect
6 10 (9.80%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.84%) Data Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.86%) Technical Leader
9 6 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.92%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (3.92%) Azure Developer
11 4 (3.92%) Consultant
11 4 (3.92%) Hadoop Specialist
11 4 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (2.94%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.94%) Platform Engineer
12 3 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
13 2 (1.96%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) Spring
1 14 (13.73%) Spring Boot
2 13 (12.75%) XML
3 12 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 12 (11.76%) RESTful
4 11 (10.78%) .NET
4 11 (10.78%) Kafka
5 9 (8.82%) JSON
6 7 (6.86%) CSS
6 7 (6.86%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (6.86%) HTML
6 7 (6.86%) JMS
7 6 (5.88%) .NET Core
7 6 (5.88%) Node.js
7 6 (5.88%) React
7 6 (5.88%) REST
7 6 (5.88%) SOAP
7 6 (5.88%) Web Services
7 6 (5.88%) XSD
8 5 (4.90%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.88%) Cloud Native
2 6 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.92%) Derivative
3 4 (3.92%) iPad
3 4 (3.92%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) Life Science
4 3 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.96%) NHS
5 2 (1.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) FMCG
6 1 (0.98%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.98%) PKI
6 1 (0.98%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (39.22%) Linux
2 9 (8.82%) Ubuntu
3 5 (4.90%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.96%) VMS
5 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (67.65%) DevOps
2 36 (35.29%) Infrastructure as Code
3 29 (28.43%) E-Commerce
4 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (20.59%) Microservices
6 18 (17.65%) OO
7 16 (15.69%) TDD
8 14 (13.73%) Scrum
9 12 (11.76%) Architectural Design
9 12 (11.76%) Decision-Making
10 10 (9.80%) Coaching
10 10 (9.80%) Open Source
11 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (8.82%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.84%) Workflow
13 7 (6.86%) BDD
13 7 (6.86%) Machine Learning
14 6 (5.88%) Analytics
14 6 (5.88%) MVC
15 5 (4.90%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.18%) Java
1 42 (41.18%) Python
2 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 14 (13.73%) Go
4 13 (12.75%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.76%) C#
5 12 (11.76%) SQL
6 11 (10.78%) Java 8
7 9 (8.82%) Java 11
7 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.88%) Perl
9 4 (3.92%) Groovy
9 4 (3.92%) Scala
10 3 (2.94%) C++
10 3 (2.94%) PHP
11 2 (1.96%) C
11 2 (1.96%) Ruby
12 1 (0.98%) AWK
12 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.98%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.90%) Degree
3 4 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) OASIS TOSCA
3 1 (0.98%) DICOM
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 80 (78.43%) Docker
2 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.92%) KVM
3 4 (3.92%) LXC
3 4 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.92%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.96%) Postfix
5 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 50 (49.02%) Terraform
2 29 (28.43%) Ansible
3 19 (18.63%) Puppet
4 11 (10.78%) Grafana
5 9 (8.82%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (5.88%) Prometheus
7 5 (4.90%) Packer
8 4 (3.92%) Cloudify
8 4 (3.92%) Juju
8 4 (3.92%) Kibana
9 3 (2.94%) Argo
9 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.96%) logstash
10 2 (1.96%) SCCM
11 1 (0.98%) Mesos
11 1 (0.98%) Oozie
11 1 (0.98%) Rancher
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) Google
2 11 (10.78%) Oracle
2 11 (10.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.86%) VMware
4 6 (5.88%) IBM
5 5 (4.90%) Alteryx
6 4 (3.92%) Cisco
6 4 (3.92%) Ericsson
6 4 (3.92%) Juniper
6 4 (3.92%) Mirantis
6 4 (3.92%) Pega
6 4 (3.92%) WSO2
7 3 (2.94%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.94%) New Relic
8 2 (1.96%) Alibaba
8 2 (1.96%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.98%) Confluent
9 1 (0.98%) Databricks
9 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.98%) Xerox