Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 88 141
Rank change year-on-year +54 +53 +10
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 78 70 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.85% 2.06% 1.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 34.98% 15.59% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 57 38
Median daily rate £550 £475 £554
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -14.22% +10.75%
10th Percentile £401 £356 £425
90th Percentile £750 £638 £694
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.00 £47.50 £55.67
% change year-on-year -17.89% -14.67% +39.16%

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 223 449 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.86% 13.21% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 277 306
Median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £192 £181 £200
90th Percentile £688 £597 £613
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 41 27
Median hourly rate £23.21 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.07% -3.33% +18.95%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £38.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.43% - +2.94%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +54 39 £538 +13.16% 14
Cambridgeshire +7 17 £700 +47.37% 24
Essex +20 11 £473 -17.47% 8
Suffolk +22 9 £355 -20.00% 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 61 (78.21%) Docker
2 39 (50.00%) Java
3 33 (42.31%) Python
4 29 (37.18%) DevOps
4 29 (37.18%) AWS
5 27 (34.62%) Terraform
6 26 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (25.64%) Azure
8 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
9 19 (24.36%) GCP
10 18 (23.08%) Spring
11 17 (21.79%) Apache
11 17 (21.79%) Microservices
12 16 (20.51%) GitLab
12 16 (20.51%) Kafka
12 16 (20.51%) E-Commerce
13 15 (19.23%) Linux
13 15 (19.23%) Kibana
13 15 (19.23%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (17.95%) Spring Boot
14 14 (17.95%) Apache NiFi
14 14 (17.95%) DV Cleared
14 14 (17.95%) Scala
15 13 (16.67%) Bash Shell
15 13 (16.67%) Node.js
15 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 13 (16.67%) Amazon EKS
16 12 (15.38%) TDD
16 12 (15.38%) Puppet

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 17 (21.79%) Apache
2 15 (19.23%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (12.82%) IBM Domino
4 7 (8.97%) OpenStack
5 5 (6.41%) Apache ServiceMix
5 5 (6.41%) Apache Spark
5 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.56%) Confluence
6 2 (2.56%) nginx
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.28%) Anypoint
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Magento
2 5 (6.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 29 (37.18%) AWS
2 20 (25.64%) Azure
3 19 (24.36%) GCP
4 13 (16.67%) Amazon EKS
5 9 (11.54%) Serverless
6 8 (10.26%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (6.41%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (6.41%) GitHub
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.56%) PaaS
8 2 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.28%) AWS Step Functions
9 1 (1.28%) iPaaS
9 1 (1.28%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.28%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) DNS
2 8 (10.26%) Kerberos
3 7 (8.97%) Firewall
3 7 (8.97%) HTTP
3 7 (8.97%) SSL
4 6 (7.69%) 3GPP
4 6 (7.69%) SGSN
4 6 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (6.41%) FTP
5 5 (6.41%) SSH
6 3 (3.85%) VPN
7 2 (2.56%) BGP
7 2 (2.56%) IPsec
7 2 (2.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) Geospatial Data
2 9 (11.54%) MySQL
3 7 (8.97%) Big Data
4 5 (6.41%) Apache Hive
4 5 (6.41%) Impala
5 4 (5.13%) HBase
6 3 (3.85%) Parquet
7 2 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.56%) Blockchain
7 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.28%) Bigtable
8 1 (1.28%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.28%) Power BI
8 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.28%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 26 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 16 (20.51%) GitLab
3 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
4 8 (10.26%) JIRA
5 7 (8.97%) Maven
6 6 (7.69%) JUnit
7 4 (5.13%) Artifactory
7 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.56%) git-flow
8 2 (2.56%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.28%) CircleCI
9 1 (1.28%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.28%) GoCD
9 1 (1.28%) Gradle
9 1 (1.28%) JMeter
9 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.28%) Selenium
9 1 (1.28%) Snyk
9 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.28%) Terragrunt
General
1 4 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.56%) Games
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Military
3 1 (1.28%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Developer
2 15 (19.23%) Cloud Engineer
2 15 (19.23%) Data Engineer
3 13 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 9 (11.54%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Architect
6 4 (5.13%) IAM Developer
7 3 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Big Data Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (2.56%) AWS Architect
8 2 (2.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.08%) Spring
2 16 (20.51%) Kafka
3 14 (17.95%) Apache NiFi
3 14 (17.95%) Spring Boot
4 13 (16.67%) Node.js
5 11 (14.10%) PyTorch
5 11 (14.10%) TensorFlow
6 10 (12.82%) Keras
6 10 (12.82%) scikit-learn
7 9 (11.54%) JSON
7 9 (11.54%) XML
8 8 (10.26%) SAML
9 7 (8.97%) React
10 6 (7.69%) Spine.js
10 6 (7.69%) YAML
11 5 (6.41%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (6.41%) REST
11 5 (6.41%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (5.13%) Next.js
12 4 (5.13%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Cloud Native
2 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Derivative
3 5 (6.41%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.41%) Clustering
3 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) PKI
6 1 (1.28%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Unix
3 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) DevOps
2 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.79%) Microservices
4 16 (20.51%) E-Commerce
5 12 (15.38%) TDD
6 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.97%) Cryptography
8 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (8.97%) OO
8 7 (8.97%) Process Improvement
9 6 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.69%) Data Science
9 6 (7.69%) Machine Learning
9 6 (7.69%) Open Source
9 6 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.69%) Release Automation
10 5 (6.41%) ITIL
10 5 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.00%) Java
2 33 (42.31%) Python
3 14 (17.95%) Scala
4 13 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 11 (14.10%) Java 8
6 9 (11.54%) Go
7 7 (8.97%) PHP
8 6 (7.69%) TypeScript
9 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
9 5 (6.41%) SQL
10 3 (3.85%) Ruby
11 2 (2.56%) C++
11 2 (2.56%) Elm
11 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.28%) C#
12 1 (1.28%) F#
12 1 (1.28%) Groovy
12 1 (1.28%) Perl
12 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.95%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 61 (78.21%) Docker
2 6 (7.69%) KVM
2 6 (7.69%) LXC
2 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.41%) HDFS
3 5 (6.41%) Postfix
3 5 (6.41%) qmail
3 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 27 (34.62%) Terraform
2 15 (19.23%) Kibana
3 12 (15.38%) Puppet
4 11 (14.10%) Ansible
5 6 (7.69%) Cloudify
5 6 (7.69%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (7.69%) Grafana
5 6 (7.69%) Juju
5 6 (7.69%) Prometheus
6 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.13%) PingFederate
6 4 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.28%) HP Fortify
7 1 (1.28%) Oozie
7 1 (1.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Xerox
2 9 (11.54%) Google
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle
4 7 (8.97%) Cloudera
4 7 (8.97%) IBM
5 6 (7.69%) Cisco
5 6 (7.69%) Dynatrace
5 6 (7.69%) Ericsson
5 6 (7.69%) Juniper
5 6 (7.69%) Mirantis
5 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.41%) New Relic
6 5 (6.41%) VMware
7 4 (5.13%) Ping Identity
8 3 (3.85%) BT
9 1 (1.28%) Incapsula
9 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.28%) WSO2