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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 36 77
Rank change year-on-year -23 +41 +55
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 85 94 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.32% 5.20% 2.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.61% 36.43% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 34
10th Percentile £475 £406 £356
25th Percentile £513 £465 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £538 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.63% +13.16% -18.80%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £588
90th Percentile £726 £720 £643
England median daily rate £615 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +11.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £52.50 - -
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
75th Percentile £57.50 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £51.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% +3.00% +1.77%

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 360 258 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.07% 14.28% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 165 182
10th Percentile £243 £211 £150
25th Percentile £345 £325 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £625 £571 £525
90th Percentile £675 £635 £600
England median daily rate £573 £518 £500
% change year-on-year +10.63% +3.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 29
10th Percentile - £15.38 £13.38
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.79 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.45% +12.39% +5.71%
75th Percentile £16.50 £23.21 £30.00
90th Percentile £47.50 - £39.31
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.45 £19.50
% change year-on-year -12.07% +25.38% +3.86%

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 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the East of England

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -14 46 £600 +9.09% 16
Cambridgeshire -30 17 £550 -4.35% 35
Essex -10 11 £485 +3.47% 6
Suffolk -6 7 £675 +100.00% 1
Bedfordshire -12 3 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 £700 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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 63 (74.12%) DevOps
2 55 (64.71%) Python
3 46 (54.12%) Terraform
4 45 (52.94%) Infrastructure as Code
5 44 (51.76%) Jenkins
6 43 (50.59%) CI/CD
7 40 (47.06%) Docker
7 40 (47.06%) AWS
8 37 (43.53%) GCP
9 34 (40.00%) Ansible
9 34 (40.00%) Go
9 34 (40.00%) Agile
10 32 (37.65%) Azure
11 27 (31.76%) Platform Engineering
12 22 (25.88%) Linux
13 21 (24.71%) E-Commerce
13 21 (24.71%) Software Engineering
13 21 (24.71%) GitLab
14 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
15 17 (20.00%) Java
15 17 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
16 16 (18.82%) Kafka
16 16 (18.82%) Apache Spark
16 16 (18.82%) Data Engineering
16 16 (18.82%) Scala
16 16 (18.82%) Computer Science
16 16 (18.82%) Data Science
17 15 (17.65%) JIRA
17 15 (17.65%) 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 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (18.82%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.53%) Apache
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Confluence
5 1 (1.18%) IIS
5 1 (1.18%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 40 (47.06%) AWS
2 37 (43.53%) GCP
3 32 (37.65%) Azure
4 13 (15.29%) Amazon EKS
5 12 (14.12%) Amazon S3
5 12 (14.12%) Serverless
6 10 (11.76%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (9.41%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (7.06%) GitHub
8 6 (7.06%) GitHub Actions
9 3 (3.53%) Akamai
9 3 (3.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 3 (3.53%) Slack
10 2 (2.35%) Algolia
10 2 (2.35%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (2.35%) Amazon SageMaker
10 2 (2.35%) CloudFront
10 2 (2.35%) IaaS
10 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
10 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) 4G
1 3 (3.53%) DNS
1 3 (3.53%) Firewall
1 3 (3.53%) LTE
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco Firepower
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.35%) LAN
2 2 (2.35%) SSL
2 2 (2.35%) VSAN
2 2 (2.35%) WAN
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.24%) Presto
4 6 (7.06%) BigQuery
4 6 (7.06%) Data Lake
5 4 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.53%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.53%) Big Data
6 3 (3.53%) Parquet
7 2 (2.35%) Flink
7 2 (2.35%) Looker
7 2 (2.35%) OLTP
7 2 (2.35%) Power BI
7 2 (2.35%) Tableau
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (51.76%) Jenkins
2 21 (24.71%) GitLab
3 15 (17.65%) JIRA
4 7 (8.24%) Artifactory
5 6 (7.06%) CircleCI
6 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.35%) Fiddler
7 2 (2.35%) MLflow
7 2 (2.35%) Postman
7 2 (2.35%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.35%) RStudio
7 2 (2.35%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.18%) JUnit
8 1 (1.18%) Mockito
8 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.18%) Terragrunt
General
1 11 (12.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (8.24%) Public Sector
3 6 (7.06%) Publishing
4 5 (5.88%) Finance
5 4 (4.71%) Retail
5 4 (4.71%) Social Skills
6 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.35%) Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.18%) Advertising
7 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (1.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) Data Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) AWS DevOps
4 6 (7.06%) Developer
4 6 (7.06%) Platform Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Data Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (3.53%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.82%) Kafka
2 12 (14.12%) React
3 10 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (9.41%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (5.88%) REST
6 4 (4.71%) .NET
6 4 (4.71%) JWT
6 4 (4.71%) Spring
7 3 (3.53%) GraphQL
7 3 (3.53%) HTML
7 3 (3.53%) Lucene
7 3 (3.53%) OAuth
7 3 (3.53%) OAuth2
7 3 (3.53%) RESTful
8 2 (2.35%) .NET Core
8 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (2.35%) Django
8 2 (2.35%) JSON
8 2 (2.35%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 9 (10.59%) Cloud Native
3 7 (8.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.71%) Data Fabric
4 4 (4.71%) IoT
5 3 (3.53%) iPad
5 3 (3.53%) Wiki
6 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.35%) Life Science
6 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) User Experience
7 1 (1.18%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (1.18%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.88%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (74.12%) DevOps
2 45 (52.94%) Infrastructure as Code
3 43 (50.59%) CI/CD
4 34 (40.00%) Agile
5 27 (31.76%) Platform Engineering
6 21 (24.71%) E-Commerce
6 21 (24.71%) Software Engineering
7 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (18.82%) Computer Science
8 16 (18.82%) Data Engineering
8 16 (18.82%) Data Science
9 14 (16.47%) Microservices
10 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
10 10 (11.76%) Data Architecture
10 10 (11.76%) DataOps
11 9 (10.59%) Cloud Operations
11 9 (10.59%) Continuous Deployment
11 9 (10.59%) MLOps
11 9 (10.59%) Open Source
12 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (64.71%) Python
2 34 (40.00%) Go
3 17 (20.00%) Java
4 16 (18.82%) Scala
5 13 (15.29%) C++
6 10 (11.76%) Bash
6 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 9 (10.59%) TypeScript
8 8 (9.41%) C#
8 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.24%) Perl
10 6 (7.06%) Groovy
11 4 (4.71%) SQL
12 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.35%) C
13 2 (2.35%) Kotlin
13 2 (2.35%) R
13 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
14 1 (1.18%) Rust
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (11.76%) Degree
3 10 (11.76%) PhD
4 7 (8.24%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.18%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) GDPR
1 3 (3.53%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) GxP
System Software
1 40 (47.06%) Docker
2 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.71%) vSphere
4 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (54.12%) Terraform
2 34 (40.00%) Ansible
3 15 (17.65%) Puppet
4 9 (10.59%) Grafana
5 8 (9.41%) Prometheus
6 7 (8.24%) Kibana
6 7 (8.24%) Packer
7 4 (4.71%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.35%) Argo
8 2 (2.35%) Control-M
8 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.18%) FreeIPA
9 1 (1.18%) Icinga
9 1 (1.18%) Istio
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Atlassian
2 9 (10.59%) VMware
3 8 (9.41%) IBM
3 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.24%) AppDynamics
5 5 (5.88%) McAfee
6 4 (4.71%) Oracle
7 3 (3.53%) Google
7 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco
8 2 (2.35%) Elastic Path
8 2 (2.35%) MapR
8 2 (2.35%) NetApp
9 1 (1.18%) Ping Identity
9 1 (1.18%) Splunk