Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 72 120
Rank change year-on-year +34 +48 +32
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 109 45 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.95% 2.57% 1.76%
As % of the Systems Management category 34.60% 19.91% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 32 61
10th Percentile £419 £357 £400
25th Percentile £481 £405 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £499 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.72% -4.95% -
75th Percentile £673 £600 £625
90th Percentile £679 £650 £675
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550

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 315 226 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.30% 12.91% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 148 346
10th Percentile £264 £150 £263
25th Percentile £336 £306 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £445 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.36% -1.11% +3.15%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £640 £618
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 23
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.38 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.79% +10.71% +2.94%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.45 £18.78
% change year-on-year +8.00% +3.57% -1.18%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +15 63 £575 +21.05% 20
Cambridgeshire +12 29 £575 +17.95% 31
Essex +13 11 £475 -20.83% 8
Suffolk -3 2 £325 - 7
Bedfordshire -4 2 - - 6
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 87 (79.82%) Docker
2 61 (55.96%) DevOps
3 45 (41.28%) AWS
3 45 (41.28%) Terraform
4 44 (40.37%) Python
5 41 (37.61%) Java
6 40 (36.70%) Jenkins
7 32 (29.36%) Infrastructure as Code
8 30 (27.52%) Azure
9 29 (26.61%) Linux
10 28 (25.69%) E-Commerce
11 23 (21.10%) OpenStack
11 23 (21.10%) GCP
12 22 (20.18%) Open Source
13 21 (19.27%) Git (software)
13 21 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (19.27%) Grafana
14 20 (18.35%) GitLab
14 20 (18.35%) Red Hat
14 20 (18.35%) Bash Shell
15 18 (16.51%) JIRA
16 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
17 16 (14.68%) Data Centre
17 16 (14.68%) Prometheus
18 15 (13.76%) Docker Swarm
18 15 (13.76%) Software-Defined Networking
18 15 (13.76%) Social Skills
18 15 (13.76%) OO
18 15 (13.76%) Go
19 14 (12.84%) KVM

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 23 (21.10%) OpenStack
2 13 (11.93%) Apache
3 10 (9.17%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (9.17%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.42%) IBM Domino
4 7 (6.42%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (5.50%) Apache ServiceMix
5 6 (5.50%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.75%) Drupal
7 2 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (1.83%) nginx
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.92%) Confluence
8 1 (0.92%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Magento
2 6 (5.50%) Shopify
3 1 (0.92%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 45 (41.28%) AWS
2 30 (27.52%) Azure
3 23 (21.10%) GCP
4 12 (11.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (11.01%) Serverless
5 8 (7.34%) Amazon EKS
6 7 (6.42%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (6.42%) GitHub
7 5 (4.59%) Azure Pipelines
8 4 (3.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 4 (3.67%) IaaS
8 4 (3.67%) PaaS
8 4 (3.67%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.75%) Azure Event Grid
9 3 (2.75%) Azure Functions
9 3 (2.75%) Azure Service Bus
9 3 (2.75%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.83%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.83%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) Software-Defined Networking
2 14 (12.84%) 3GPP
2 14 (12.84%) SGSN
3 8 (7.34%) DNS
3 8 (7.34%) Firewall
4 6 (5.50%) FTP
4 6 (5.50%) HTTP
4 6 (5.50%) SSH
4 6 (5.50%) SSL
4 6 (5.50%) Wireless
5 2 (1.83%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.92%) IPv4
6 1 (0.92%) LAN
6 1 (0.92%) SNMP
6 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) MySQL
2 6 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.59%) Tableau
4 4 (3.67%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.67%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.67%) Power BI
5 3 (2.75%) Big Data
5 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.83%) HBase
6 2 (1.83%) Impala
6 2 (1.83%) Parquet
6 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.92%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.92%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.92%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 40 (36.70%) Jenkins
2 21 (19.27%) Git (software)
3 20 (18.35%) GitLab
4 18 (16.51%) JIRA
5 7 (6.42%) CircleCI
5 7 (6.42%) Travis CI
6 6 (5.50%) git-flow
6 6 (5.50%) Spinnaker
7 5 (4.59%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.75%) Cypress.io
8 3 (2.75%) Selenium
8 3 (2.75%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.83%) JUnit
9 2 (1.83%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.92%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.92%) JMeter
10 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (13.76%) Social Skills
2 8 (7.34%) Retail
3 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.50%) Electronics
5 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.75%) Finance
6 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.92%) Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Legal
8 1 (0.92%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 31 (28.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (12.84%) Developer
3 13 (11.93%) Architect
3 13 (11.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (8.26%) Data Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) E-Commerce Architect
6 8 (7.34%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.59%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (4.59%) Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) Telecoms Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Hadoop Specialist
10 3 (2.75%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Senior DevOps
10 3 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) JSON
1 14 (12.84%) Kafka
1 14 (12.84%) Spine.js
1 14 (12.84%) XML
1 14 (12.84%) YAML
2 13 (11.93%) Node.js
3 8 (7.34%) Spring
4 7 (6.42%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.42%) React
4 7 (6.42%) Spring Boot
5 6 (5.50%) .NET
5 6 (5.50%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (5.50%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (4.59%) Apache NiFi
6 5 (4.59%) Web Services
7 4 (3.67%) .NET Core
7 4 (3.67%) Keras
7 4 (3.67%) PyTorch
7 4 (3.67%) scikit-learn
7 4 (3.67%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.84%) Cloud Native
2 14 (12.84%) Derivative
3 6 (5.50%) Clustering
3 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.75%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.75%) Life Science
4 3 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.75%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.83%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.83%) iPad
5 2 (1.83%) NHS
5 2 (1.83%) Replication
5 2 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.92%) FMCG
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.61%) Linux
2 9 (8.26%) Ubuntu
3 6 (5.50%) Windows
4 3 (2.75%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.75%) Unix
4 3 (2.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (55.96%) DevOps
2 32 (29.36%) Infrastructure as Code
3 28 (25.69%) E-Commerce
4 22 (20.18%) Open Source
5 21 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (13.76%) OO
7 12 (11.01%) Microservices
8 11 (10.09%) TDD
9 10 (9.17%) Coaching
9 10 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.26%) Architectural Design
10 9 (8.26%) Decision-Making
11 8 (7.34%) ITIL
11 8 (7.34%) Scrum
12 7 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (6.42%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (6.42%) Machine Learning
12 7 (6.42%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (6.42%) Problem Management
12 7 (6.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.37%) Python
2 41 (37.61%) Java
3 20 (18.35%) Bash Shell
4 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
5 15 (13.76%) Go
6 10 (9.17%) PHP
6 10 (9.17%) SQL
7 9 (8.26%) PowerShell
7 9 (8.26%) TypeScript
8 7 (6.42%) Scala
8 7 (6.42%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.59%) C#
9 5 (4.59%) Java 8
10 4 (3.67%) C
10 4 (3.67%) C++
10 4 (3.67%) Java 11
11 3 (2.75%) Perl
12 2 (1.83%) Ruby
13 1 (0.92%) AWK
13 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) Degree
4 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.84%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 87 (79.82%) Docker
2 14 (12.84%) KVM
2 14 (12.84%) LXC
2 14 (12.84%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.34%) Postfix
5 6 (5.50%) qmail
6 4 (3.67%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.92%) HDFS
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (41.28%) Terraform
2 21 (19.27%) Grafana
3 16 (14.68%) Prometheus
4 15 (13.76%) Docker Swarm
5 14 (12.84%) Ansible
5 14 (12.84%) Cloudify
5 14 (12.84%) Juju
6 13 (11.93%) Puppet
7 10 (9.17%) Kibana
8 4 (3.67%) Argo
8 4 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (3.67%) Packer
9 2 (1.83%) logstash
9 2 (1.83%) Oozie
9 2 (1.83%) SCCM
10 1 (0.92%) Consul
10 1 (0.92%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.92%) Scalr
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Red Hat
2 14 (12.84%) Cisco
2 14 (12.84%) Ericsson
2 14 (12.84%) Juniper
2 14 (12.84%) Mirantis
3 12 (11.01%) Google
3 12 (11.01%) VMware
4 11 (10.09%) IBM
5 9 (8.26%) Oracle
6 8 (7.34%) New Relic
7 7 (6.42%) Dynatrace
7 7 (6.42%) Xerox
8 6 (5.50%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.67%) Alteryx
10 2 (1.83%) Alibaba
10 2 (1.83%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.83%) Confluent
10 2 (1.83%) hybris
10 2 (1.83%) Pega
10 2 (1.83%) WSO2