Period
to 16 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Kubernetes Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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) Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 484 455 565
Rank change year-on-year -29 +110 +67
Contract jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 152 130 273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 116 223
10th Percentile £464 £475 £425
25th Percentile £513 £509 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £569 £600
Median % change year-on-year +1.10% -5.21% -
75th Percentile £650 £650 £688
90th Percentile £713 £750 £738
UK median daily rate £588 £575 £600
% change year-on-year +2.17% -4.17% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 45,740 36,364 78,303
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 93.79% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,603 24,604 52,858
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
25th Percentile £400 £373 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £590 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £673 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,495 1,221 2,349
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £11.15
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.48 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +7.80% +4.17% +6.67%
75th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £41.88
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.09 £19.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year +8.15% +6.12% +5.00%

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Kubernetes Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes Engineer in England

Kubernetes Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes Engineer in England

Kubernetes Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in England

Kubernetes Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 16 June 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
London -61 104 £600 +4.35% 23
East of England +21 18 £550 -15.38%
South East -11 7 £520 -0.95%
South West +18 6 £493 -24.23% 1
North of England +13 6 £525 -41.67% 1
North West -6 6 £525 +28.05%
West Midlands -9 3 £725 - 1
Midlands -10 3 £725 - 2
Kubernetes Engineer
UK

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, Kubernetes Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Kubernetes Engineer in the job title.

1 152 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 121 (79.61%) DevOps
3 94 (61.84%) Terraform
4 71 (46.71%) Docker
5 66 (43.42%) Ansible
6 59 (38.82%) AWS
7 56 (36.84%) Python
8 49 (32.24%) Azure
9 43 (28.29%) Linux
10 40 (26.32%) Open Source
11 37 (24.34%) Jenkins
12 29 (19.08%) Cloud Native
13 28 (18.42%) GCP
14 24 (15.79%) Google
15 23 (15.13%) Finance
15 23 (15.13%) Microservices
16 22 (14.47%) Java
16 22 (14.47%) nginx
17 21 (13.82%) Infrastructure as Code
17 21 (13.82%) Amazon EKS
18 20 (13.16%) SC Cleared
18 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
19 19 (12.50%) YAML
19 19 (12.50%) PaaS
19 19 (12.50%) Configuration Management
19 19 (12.50%) Grafana
19 19 (12.50%) Istio
20 18 (11.84%) Prometheus
20 18 (11.84%) OpenStack
20 18 (11.84%) Git (software)

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 22 (14.47%) nginx
2 18 (11.84%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.95%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.97%) Traefik
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 59 (38.82%) AWS
2 49 (32.24%) Azure
3 28 (18.42%) GCP
4 21 (13.82%) Amazon EKS
5 19 (12.50%) PaaS
6 13 (8.55%) IaaS
6 13 (8.55%) npm
6 13 (8.55%) OpenShift
7 12 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (7.89%) SaaS
8 9 (5.92%) dbt
9 8 (5.26%) GitHub
10 6 (3.95%) Amazon S3
10 6 (3.95%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (3.95%) Serverless
11 5 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (2.63%) Amazon Cognito
12 4 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (2.63%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.55%) 3GPP
1 13 (8.55%) SGSN
1 13 (8.55%) Software-Defined Networking
2 7 (4.61%) DNS
3 3 (1.97%) SSL
4 2 (1.32%) Calico
5 1 (0.66%) 4G
5 1 (0.66%) 5G
5 1 (0.66%) FCAPS
5 1 (0.66%) Firewall
5 1 (0.66%) HTTP
5 1 (0.66%) MIMO
5 1 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.66%) SNMP
5 1 (0.66%) SSH
5 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.66%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) BigQuery
2 8 (5.26%) Big Data
3 5 (3.29%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.32%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.66%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.66%) MySQL
6 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.66%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 37 (24.34%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.84%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.87%) Gradle
4 14 (9.21%) Maven
5 13 (8.55%) gulp
6 12 (7.89%) CircleCI
6 12 (7.89%) Travis CI
7 8 (5.26%) GitLab
8 5 (3.29%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.63%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.97%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.97%) fastlane
10 3 (1.97%) Flyway
10 3 (1.97%) git-flow
10 3 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.66%) Ant
11 1 (0.66%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.66%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 23 (15.13%) Finance
2 14 (9.21%) Social Skills
3 8 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.61%) Banking
5 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (1.97%) Electronics
7 3 (1.97%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.97%) Marketing
8 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.32%) Law
8 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.66%) Back Office
9 1 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) YAML
2 18 (11.84%) JSON
3 17 (11.18%) Node.js
4 13 (8.55%) Spine.js
4 13 (8.55%) XML
5 11 (7.24%) Web Services
6 7 (4.61%) Kafka
7 4 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.97%) .NET
8 3 (1.97%) React
9 2 (1.32%) GraphQL
10 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.66%) Apache NiFi
10 1 (0.66%) CSS
10 1 (0.66%) Ember.js
10 1 (0.66%) Flask
10 1 (0.66%) REST
10 1 (0.66%) Spring
10 1 (0.66%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.66%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.08%) Cloud Native
2 16 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.55%) Derivative
4 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.29%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) iPad
7 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Clustering
8 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.29%) Linux
2 5 (3.29%) Windows
3 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (79.61%) DevOps
2 40 (26.32%) Open Source
3 23 (15.13%) Microservices
4 21 (13.82%) Infrastructure as Code
5 19 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 16 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.55%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (6.58%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 9 (5.92%) Computer Science
12 8 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (5.26%) Scrum
12 8 (5.26%) Software Engineering
13 7 (4.61%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (4.61%) Data Science
13 7 (4.61%) Information Security
13 7 (4.61%) Memory Management
13 7 (4.61%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (3.95%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.84%) Python
2 22 (14.47%) Java
3 16 (10.53%) Groovy
4 15 (9.87%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.89%) Go
6 9 (5.92%) Ruby
7 8 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.61%) SQL
9 6 (3.95%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.97%) C
10 3 (1.97%) C++
10 3 (1.97%) Perl
11 2 (1.32%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.32%) Rust
11 2 (1.32%) Scala
11 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.66%) PHP
12 1 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.32%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.32%) Degree
3 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) OASIS TOSCA
2 1 (0.66%) Accessibility
System Software
1 71 (46.71%) Docker
2 14 (9.21%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (8.55%) KVM
3 13 (8.55%) LXC
4 12 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (2.63%) HDFS
7 3 (1.97%) Squid
7 3 (1.97%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.66%) Ceph
8 1 (0.66%) vCloud
8 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 152 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 94 (61.84%) Terraform
3 66 (43.42%) Ansible
4 19 (12.50%) Grafana
4 19 (12.50%) Istio
5 18 (11.84%) Prometheus
6 17 (11.18%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (10.53%) Docker Swarm
8 14 (9.21%) Puppet
9 13 (8.55%) Cloudify
9 13 (8.55%) Juju
10 9 (5.92%) Argo
11 6 (3.95%) Packer
12 5 (3.29%) Fluentd
12 5 (3.29%) Kibana
13 4 (2.63%) logstash
14 3 (1.97%) Consul
14 3 (1.97%) Rancher
15 2 (1.32%) linkerd
16 1 (0.66%) rkt
Vendors
1 24 (15.79%) Google
2 17 (11.18%) Red Hat
3 14 (9.21%) Cisco
3 14 (9.21%) Juniper
4 13 (8.55%) Ericsson
4 13 (8.55%) Mirantis
5 12 (7.89%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.95%) VMware
7 5 (3.29%) Splunk
8 4 (2.63%) Databricks
9 3 (1.97%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.97%) SAP
10 2 (1.32%) F5
11 1 (0.66%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.66%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.66%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.66%) HP
11 1 (0.66%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.66%) NEC
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle