Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 134 187
Rank change year-on-year +11 +53 +4
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 53 58 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.31% 1.31% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.79% 10.78% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 26 3
East of England median daily rate £575 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £425 £306 £525
90th Percentile £675 £719 £575
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £56.25 £52.50
% change year-on-year -37.78% +7.14% -

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 491 538 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.15% 12.20% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 280 249
East of England median daily rate £450 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £254 £199 £213
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 16
East of England median hourly rate £16.85 £13.70 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.01% -23.40% +2.20%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.16 £13.75
90th Percentile £32.75 £27.28 £29.56
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% -18.60% +2.38%

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019. 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 -2 28 £600 +20.00% 13
Essex -18 12 £600 -11.11% 4
Hertfordshire +9 7 £475 -44.12% 9
Bedfordshire - 4 £450 - 2
Suffolk +10 1 £463 -11.90% 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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 48 (90.57%) Docker
2 38 (71.70%) DevOps
3 33 (62.26%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (60.38%) Jenkins
5 27 (50.94%) Ansible
5 27 (50.94%) Python
6 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (41.51%) Java
8 21 (39.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (35.85%) Terraform
10 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
11 15 (28.30%) Docker Swarm
12 14 (26.42%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
12 14 (26.42%) Puppet
13 13 (24.53%) Linux
14 12 (22.64%) Windows
14 12 (22.64%) Scrum
14 12 (22.64%) Artifactory
15 11 (20.75%) Salt
15 11 (20.75%) Data Science
15 11 (20.75%) Configuration Management
15 11 (20.75%) Ruby
15 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (18.87%) JIRA
16 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
16 10 (18.87%) Node.js
16 10 (18.87%) Spring
16 10 (18.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 10 (18.87%) GitLab

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 7 (13.21%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (9.43%) Apache Solr
3 4 (7.55%) Confluence
4 3 (5.66%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 33 (62.26%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (39.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (18.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (7.55%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (7.55%) Amazon S3
5 4 (7.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (5.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (5.66%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (5.66%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (5.66%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (5.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (5.66%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (5.66%) Serverless
7 2 (3.77%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (3.77%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Internet
1 2 (3.77%) VPN
2 1 (1.89%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) FTP
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) SAN
2 1 (1.89%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (1.89%) SSL
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Big Data
2 6 (11.32%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.89%) HBase
7 1 (1.89%) MySQL
7 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (60.38%) Jenkins
2 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
3 12 (22.64%) Artifactory
4 10 (18.87%) GitLab
4 10 (18.87%) JIRA
5 9 (16.98%) Maven
6 8 (15.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (11.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (5.66%) Ant
8 3 (5.66%) Hudson
8 3 (5.66%) MSBuild
8 3 (5.66%) Subversion
8 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.89%) Geb
9 1 (1.89%) Gradle
9 1 (1.89%) JUnit
9 1 (1.89%) Mocha
9 1 (1.89%) Spock
9 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (9.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (15.09%) Senior DevOps
4 6 (11.32%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) AWS Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Data Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (3.77%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Node.js
1 10 (18.87%) Spring
2 5 (9.43%) Lucene
2 5 (9.43%) Sphinx
3 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.55%) HTML
4 3 (5.66%) .NET
4 3 (5.66%) boto
4 3 (5.66%) JSON
4 3 (5.66%) React
4 3 (5.66%) YAML
5 2 (3.77%) Kafka
5 2 (3.77%) Web Services
6 1 (1.89%) Django
6 1 (1.89%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.89%) Guice
6 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.89%) OAuth
6 1 (1.89%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.66%) CMDB
4 3 (5.66%) RIA
5 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.77%) Fintech
6 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 12 (22.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (71.70%) DevOps
2 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
4 12 (22.64%) Scrum
5 11 (20.75%) Configuration Management
5 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (20.75%) Data Science
6 10 (18.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 9 (16.98%) High Availability
7 9 (16.98%) Kanban
8 7 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (13.21%) Deployment Automation
8 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (13.21%) Workflow
9 6 (11.32%) Artefact Management
9 6 (11.32%) Data Engineering
10 5 (9.43%) Microservices
10 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
10 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) Python
2 22 (41.51%) Java
3 11 (20.75%) Ruby
4 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
5 9 (16.98%) Bash Shell
5 9 (16.98%) Java 8
6 7 (13.21%) C#
7 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.66%) Perl
9 2 (3.77%) ES6
9 2 (3.77%) R
9 2 (3.77%) SQL
10 1 (1.89%) Go
10 1 (1.89%) Groovy
10 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) AWS Certification
2 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 48 (90.57%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (50.94%) Ansible
2 19 (35.85%) Terraform
3 15 (28.30%) Docker Swarm
4 14 (26.42%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (26.42%) Puppet
5 11 (20.75%) Salt
6 1 (1.89%) Grafana
6 1 (1.89%) Kibana
6 1 (1.89%) Nagios
6 1 (1.89%) Pingdom
6 1 (1.89%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.77%) Google
3 1 (1.89%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.89%) New Relic
3 1 (1.89%) VMware