Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 4 April 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 87 103
Rank change year-on-year +32 +16 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 49 39 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.81% 1.57% 1.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.63% 14.23% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 19
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £410 £375 £373
90th Percentile £700 £725 £725
Scotland median daily rate £495 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £75.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +77.65% - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 184 274 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.54% 11.06% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 144 200
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £246 £329 £280
90th Percentile £640 £700 £600
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.02 - -
Median hourly rate £23.50 £26.89 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.59% +34.43% -4.76%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Edinburgh

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Edinburgh

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 35 (71.43%) DevOps
2 29 (59.18%) Docker
2 29 (59.18%) Python
3 28 (57.14%) AWS
4 22 (44.90%) Java
5 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (36.73%) Microservices
6 18 (36.73%) Terraform
7 17 (34.69%) Azure
8 16 (32.65%) Ansible
8 16 (32.65%) OpenShift
9 14 (28.57%) Puppet
9 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
11 12 (24.49%) Banking
11 12 (24.49%) React
12 11 (22.45%) Linux
13 10 (20.41%) BDD
13 10 (20.41%) Node.js
13 10 (20.41%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (20.41%) Serverless
14 9 (18.37%) TDD
15 8 (16.33%) Kafka
15 8 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (16.33%) Hadoop
15 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
16 7 (14.29%) Amazon S3
16 7 (14.29%) Artifactory
16 7 (14.29%) Go
16 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Automation

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (10.20%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.12%) Apache
2 3 (6.12%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.12%) nginx
3 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 28 (57.14%) AWS
2 17 (34.69%) Azure
3 16 (32.65%) OpenShift
4 10 (20.41%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (20.41%) Serverless
5 7 (14.29%) Amazon S3
5 7 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (12.24%) GCP
6 6 (12.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (10.20%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (10.20%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (10.20%) PaaS
8 4 (8.16%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (6.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (6.12%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (6.12%) CloudFront
9 3 (6.12%) npm
9 3 (6.12%) Route 53
10 2 (4.08%) SaaS
11 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) BGP
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.04%) DHCP
1 1 (2.04%) DMVPN
1 1 (2.04%) DNS
1 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) MPLS
1 1 (2.04%) OSPF
1 1 (2.04%) SNA
1 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
1 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (10.20%) GIS
3 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.12%) Amazon Aurora
4 3 (6.12%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (6.12%) Apache Hive
4 3 (6.12%) Impala
4 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (2.04%) FoundationDB
5 1 (2.04%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.29%) Artifactory
3 5 (10.20%) GitLab
4 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.16%) JMeter
5 3 (6.12%) Bitbucket
5 3 (6.12%) CircleCI
5 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.12%) Gradle
5 3 (6.12%) gulp
5 3 (6.12%) Maven
5 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
5 3 (6.12%) Travis CI
6 2 (4.08%) Gatling
6 2 (4.08%) JUnit
6 2 (4.08%) Mockito
7 1 (2.04%) Postman
7 1 (2.04%) Protractor
7 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (24.49%) Banking
2 7 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (12.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) React Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Agile Coach
7 4 (8.16%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Python Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) React
2 10 (20.41%) Node.js
3 8 (16.33%) Kafka
4 6 (12.24%) REST
4 6 (12.24%) Spring
5 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.16%) CSS
5 4 (8.16%) GraphQL
5 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
5 4 (8.16%) HTML
5 4 (8.16%) Redux
6 3 (6.12%) Spring Boot
7 2 (4.08%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (4.08%) Flask
8 1 (2.04%) .NET Core
8 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (2.04%) OAuth2
8 1 (2.04%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (2.04%) Vue.js
8 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.12%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) CentOS
3 2 (4.08%) Mesosphere
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) DevOps
2 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.73%) Microservices
4 10 (20.41%) BDD
5 9 (18.37%) TDD
6 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Automation
7 5 (10.20%) API Integration
7 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.16%) Agile Coaching
8 4 (8.16%) OO
8 4 (8.16%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (8.16%) Pair Programming
8 4 (8.16%) Scrum
8 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.12%) Kanban
9 3 (6.12%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Refactoring
9 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (59.18%) Python
2 22 (44.90%) Java
3 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
5 7 (14.29%) Go
6 5 (10.20%) SQL
7 3 (6.12%) Groovy
7 3 (6.12%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.08%) Java 8
9 1 (2.04%) C#
9 1 (2.04%) Clojure
9 1 (2.04%) ClojureScript
9 1 (2.04%) Kotlin
9 1 (2.04%) Perl
9 1 (2.04%) PHP
9 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 29 (59.18%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Varnish
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (36.73%) Terraform
2 16 (32.65%) Ansible
3 14 (28.57%) Puppet
4 8 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.08%) Istio
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.04%) Consul
6 1 (2.04%) Packer
6 1 (2.04%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) IBM
1 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.16%) Google
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Dell
4 1 (2.04%) EMC
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle