Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 128 137
Rank change year-on-year +59 +9 +58
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 56 64 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.75% 1.50% 1.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.14% 12.43% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 55 32
Median daily rate £499 £585 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.69% +8.84% -2.27%
10th Percentile £362 £416 £414
90th Percentile £650 £694 £773
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -26.09% +9.52%

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 278 515 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.67% 12.04% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 313 291
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £150 £275 £206
90th Percentile £606 £625 £619
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 42
Median hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +9.38% +9.07%
10th Percentile £13.80 £13.03 £11.58
90th Percentile £39.31 £36.20 £26.89
Median hourly rate £23.67 £19.57 £19.20
% change year-on-year +20.95% +1.93% +6.67%

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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 +33 24 £475 -24.00% 9
Hertfordshire +47 21 £525 +7.69% 26
Essex +18 5 £600 - 3
Suffolk +12 5 £550 +23.94% 1
Bedfordshire +16 1 £500 +11.11%
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 38 (67.86%) Docker
2 31 (55.36%) AWS
3 30 (53.57%) Terraform
4 29 (51.79%) DevOps
5 24 (42.86%) Linux
6 22 (39.29%) Azure
7 21 (37.50%) Python
8 20 (35.71%) Node.js
9 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 15 (26.79%) Scrum
10 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (25.00%) nginx
11 14 (25.00%) SQL
11 14 (25.00%) Java
11 14 (25.00%) BigQuery
11 14 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (23.21%) AngularJS
12 13 (23.21%) MySQL
12 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
13 12 (21.43%) GCP
13 12 (21.43%) React
14 11 (19.64%) PHP
15 9 (16.07%) C#
15 9 (16.07%) Apache
15 9 (16.07%) Tomcat
15 9 (16.07%) LAMP
15 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
15 9 (16.07%) Kanban
15 9 (16.07%) LEMP Stack
15 9 (16.07%) Microservices

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 (25.00%) nginx
2 9 (16.07%) Apache
2 9 (16.07%) Tomcat
3 8 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (7.14%) Confluence
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 31 (55.36%) AWS
2 22 (39.29%) Azure
3 12 (21.43%) GCP
4 7 (12.50%) SaaS
5 5 (8.93%) Loggly
6 4 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (7.14%) Serverless
7 3 (5.36%) GitHub
8 2 (3.57%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (3.57%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.79%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.79%) Amazon SageMaker
9 1 (1.79%) Azure Stack
9 1 (1.79%) IaaS
9 1 (1.79%) iPaaS
9 1 (1.79%) Kong
9 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) HTTP
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
2 2 (3.57%) SMS
3 1 (1.79%) Broadband
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
3 1 (1.79%) SSL
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) BigQuery
2 13 (23.21%) MySQL
3 5 (8.93%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (3.57%) Data Lake
5 2 (3.57%) HDInsight
5 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.57%) Power BI
5 2 (3.57%) Semantic Layer
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) Bitbucket
2 9 (16.07%) Vagrant
3 8 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 7 (12.50%) JIRA
5 5 (8.93%) Mocha
5 5 (8.93%) Selenium
5 5 (8.93%) Travis CI
5 5 (8.93%) webpack
6 3 (5.36%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (3.57%) GitLab
8 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.79%) Gatling
8 1 (1.79%) Geb
8 1 (1.79%) Gradle
8 1 (1.79%) Maven
8 1 (1.79%) Spock
8 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Senior Developer
3 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.93%) AWS Developer
4 5 (8.93%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Cloud Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (7.14%) Data Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) PHP Developer
5 4 (7.14%) React Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior React Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) Node.js
2 13 (23.21%) AngularJS
3 12 (21.43%) React
4 9 (16.07%) LAMP
4 9 (16.07%) Laravel
4 9 (16.07%) LEMP Stack
5 8 (14.29%) .NET
5 8 (14.29%) .NET Core
6 6 (10.71%) Web Services
7 5 (8.93%) Express
7 5 (8.93%) GraphQL
7 5 (8.93%) Sass
8 3 (5.36%) jQuery
8 3 (5.36%) Middleware
8 3 (5.36%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (3.57%) OAuth
9 2 (3.57%) Play Framework
9 2 (3.57%) Spring
9 2 (3.57%) Spring Boot
10 1 (1.79%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) FMCG
4 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) DevOps
2 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) Scrum
3 14 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (16.07%) Kanban
4 9 (16.07%) Microservices
4 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
5 8 (14.29%) Open Source
6 7 (12.50%) TDD
7 6 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.71%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure as Code
9 4 (7.14%) Analytics
9 4 (7.14%) BDD
9 4 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) Python
2 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.00%) Java
3 14 (25.00%) SQL
4 11 (19.64%) PHP
5 9 (16.07%) C#
6 7 (12.50%) TypeScript
7 6 (10.71%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.36%) Scala
9 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.79%) Go
10 1 (1.79%) Haskell
10 1 (1.79%) Java 8
10 1 (1.79%) Perl
10 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (67.86%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (53.57%) Terraform
2 9 (16.07%) Ansible
3 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.14%) Packer
3 4 (7.14%) Puppet
4 2 (3.57%) Istio
5 1 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.79%) Grafana
5 1 (1.79%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) New Relic
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Tableau
3 2 (3.57%) Talend
3 2 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Google