Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 167 186
Rank change year-on-year +27 +19 +14
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 69 35 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.40% 0.70% 0.063%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.58% 6.51% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 1
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +33.33% -12.79%
10th Percentile £425 £456 £363
90th Percentile £625 £620 £388
England median daily rate £550 £535 £525
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.17 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +17.61% - -

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 652 538 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.20% 10.71% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 302 256
East of England median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £232 £207 £200
90th Percentile £600 £584 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 24
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +0.79% -44.07%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.35 £12.58
90th Percentile £32.03 £29.00 £37.18
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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 +36 42 £525 +5.00% 15
Suffolk +2 9 £563 - 1
Hertfordshire -7 9 £475 -13.64% 12
Essex - 7 £554 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 - 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 60 (86.96%) Docker
2 46 (66.67%) DevOps
3 43 (62.32%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (56.52%) Linux
5 35 (50.72%) Ansible
6 33 (47.83%) Jenkins
7 32 (46.38%) Python
8 31 (44.93%) Puppet
9 28 (40.58%) Terraform
10 26 (37.68%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (37.68%) Red Hat
11 25 (36.23%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (34.78%) Bash Shell
13 21 (30.43%) OpenStack
14 19 (27.54%) DNS
15 18 (26.09%) Firewall
15 18 (26.09%) Salt
16 17 (24.64%) LAMP
16 17 (24.64%) CentOS
16 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
17 16 (23.19%) Perl
17 16 (23.19%) MySQL
17 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (23.19%) Ruby
18 15 (21.74%) Apache
19 14 (20.29%) Nagios
19 14 (20.29%) PKI
19 14 (20.29%) Hadoop
20 13 (18.84%) Node.js
20 13 (18.84%) Vagrant

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 21 (30.43%) OpenStack
2 15 (21.74%) Apache
3 13 (18.84%) nginx
4 6 (8.70%) Confluence
4 6 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (7.25%) Apache Solr
6 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.90%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.45%) IIS
8 1 (1.45%) JBoss
8 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) HipChat
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 43 (62.32%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (7.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (5.80%) OpenShift
6 3 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (4.35%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.35%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (4.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (4.35%) GitHub
6 3 (4.35%) Serverless
6 3 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.90%) Slack
8 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) DNS
2 18 (26.09%) Firewall
3 9 (13.04%) Unicast
4 7 (10.14%) VPN
5 6 (8.70%) HTTP
6 5 (7.25%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.35%) DSL
8 2 (2.90%) DHCP
8 2 (2.90%) Internet
9 1 (1.45%) Broadband
9 1 (1.45%) VLAN
9 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.23%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (23.19%) MySQL
3 14 (20.29%) Hadoop
4 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
5 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
6 4 (5.80%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.45%) Big Data
9 1 (1.45%) DB2
9 1 (1.45%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (1.45%) Flink
9 1 (1.45%) HBase
9 1 (1.45%) JanusGraph
9 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.45%) Redis
9 1 (1.45%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 33 (47.83%) Jenkins
2 13 (18.84%) Vagrant
3 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (8.70%) JIRA
5 5 (7.25%) Maven
5 5 (7.25%) Subversion
6 4 (5.80%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.35%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.90%) Ant
8 2 (2.90%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.90%) GitLab
8 2 (2.90%) Hudson
8 2 (2.90%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.45%) git-flow
9 1 (1.45%) GoCD
9 1 (1.45%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Developer
3 7 (10.14%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
4 6 (8.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Senior DevOps
5 5 (7.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Data Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Python Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (4.35%) Ruby Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Java Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) LAMP
2 13 (18.84%) Node.js
3 12 (17.39%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (17.39%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (7.25%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (7.25%) JSON
4 5 (7.25%) Lucene
4 5 (7.25%) REST
4 5 (7.25%) Sphinx
4 5 (7.25%) Web Services
5 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.80%) boto
5 4 (5.80%) HTML
5 4 (5.80%) React
6 3 (4.35%) .NET
6 3 (4.35%) Kafka
6 3 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (4.35%) YAML
7 2 (2.90%) LDAP
7 2 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) PKI
2 5 (7.25%) Data Structures
2 5 (7.25%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.90%) Fintech
4 2 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.45%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.45%) CMDB
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.45%) RIA
5 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 39 (56.52%) Linux
2 17 (24.64%) CentOS
3 12 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (13.04%) Windows
5 8 (11.59%) Unix
6 6 (8.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) DC/OS
7 1 (1.45%) Solaris
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (66.67%) DevOps
2 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 9 (13.04%) High Availability
4 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
5 7 (10.14%) Scrum
6 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 6 (8.70%) Microservices
6 6 (8.70%) Open Source
6 6 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.25%) Analytics
7 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.25%) DRM
7 5 (7.25%) TDD
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) OO
8 4 (5.80%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 3 (4.35%) Data Ingestion
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (46.38%) Python
2 24 (34.78%) Bash Shell
3 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.19%) Perl
4 16 (23.19%) Ruby
5 12 (17.39%) Java
6 8 (11.59%) SQL
7 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.80%) C#
9 3 (4.35%) C
9 3 (4.35%) Go
10 2 (2.90%) C++
10 2 (2.90%) Scala
11 1 (1.45%) ES6
11 1 (1.45%) Gremlin
11 1 (1.45%) Groovy
11 1 (1.45%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) AWS Certification
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.80%) Degree
System Software
1 60 (86.96%) Docker
2 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (7.25%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.45%) HDFS
6 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (50.72%) Ansible
2 31 (44.93%) Puppet
3 28 (40.58%) Terraform
4 26 (37.68%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (26.09%) Salt
6 14 (20.29%) Nagios
7 12 (17.39%) ZABBIX
8 7 (10.14%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (4.35%) Prometheus
11 2 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (2.90%) Mesos
12 1 (1.45%) Grafana
12 1 (1.45%) Pingdom
12 1 (1.45%) Rancher
12 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
12 1 (1.45%) vRealize
12 1 (1.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 1 (1.45%) yum
Vendors
1 26 (37.68%) Red Hat
2 13 (18.84%) VMware
3 12 (17.39%) CheckPoint
3 12 (17.39%) NetApp
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco
5 2 (2.90%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.45%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.45%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.45%) New Relic
6 1 (1.45%) Nokia
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.45%) Tableau