Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 249 457
Rank change year-on-year +138 +208 +399
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 2,209 891 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.34% 1.02% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.57% 9.24% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,581 664 385
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
England median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,573 9,647 11,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.30% 11.03% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,445 6,417 7,401
England median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +8.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 217 243
England median hourly rate £19.70 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.44% -18.18% +8.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.22 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £53.55
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -15.56% +12.16%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kubernetes in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
London +78 1,539 £550 - 377
South East +117 223 £490 +3.59% 73
North of England +119 209 £475 -9.52% 76
North West +71 123 £500 -6.54% 37
South West +88 121 £500 +27.39% 32
Midlands +11 61 £519 -5.68% 24
East of England +63 54 £550 - 31
Yorkshire +19 51 £500 -6.54% 27
North East +25 35 £375 -16.67% 12
East Midlands +16 31 £500 - 8
West Midlands -14 29 £550 - 16
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 England region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 1,885 (85.33%) Docker
2 1,522 (68.90%) DevOps
3 1,258 (56.95%) Amazon AWS
4 976 (44.18%) Agile Software Development
5 927 (41.96%) Linux
6 920 (41.65%) Ansible
7 879 (39.79%) Python
8 838 (37.94%) Jenkins
9 777 (35.17%) Java
10 732 (33.14%) Terraform
11 652 (29.52%) Puppet
12 554 (25.08%) Git (software)
13 525 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
14 482 (21.82%) Microservices
15 455 (20.60%) Microsoft Azure
16 431 (19.51%) Bash Shell
17 428 (19.38%) Configuration Management
18 410 (18.56%) Opscode Chef
19 381 (17.25%) Ruby
20 362 (16.39%) TDD
21 329 (14.89%) Scrum
22 314 (14.21%) Finance
23 299 (13.54%) Open Source
24 281 (12.72%) Google Cloud Platform
24 281 (12.72%) Security Cleared
25 276 (12.49%) JavaScript
26 271 (12.27%) Continuous Delivery
27 270 (12.22%) NoSQL
28 267 (12.09%) Node.js
29 266 (12.04%) Test Automation

Kubernetes
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
1 147 (6.65%) Confluence
2 138 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 128 (5.79%) nginx
4 125 (5.66%) Apache
5 106 (4.80%) Apache Spark
6 105 (4.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 83 (3.76%) OpenStack
8 70 (3.17%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.31%) Apache Solr
10 27 (1.22%) JBoss
11 19 (0.86%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.63%) IIS
14 13 (0.59%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.50%) CMS
16 10 (0.45%) Mule
16 10 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 9 (0.41%) Drupal
17 9 (0.41%) WordPress
18 8 (0.36%) IPython
Applications
1 20 (0.91%) HipChat
2 9 (0.41%) Fireworks
2 9 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.045%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.045%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.045%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1,258 (56.95%) Amazon AWS
2 455 (20.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 281 (12.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 187 (8.47%) OpenShift
5 159 (7.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 149 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
7 132 (5.98%) GitHub
7 132 (5.98%) PaaS
8 115 (5.21%) Serverless
9 89 (4.03%) Amazon S3
10 85 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
11 82 (3.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 61 (2.76%) IaaS
13 59 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
13 59 (2.67%) SaaS
14 58 (2.63%) Datadog
14 58 (2.63%) npm
15 53 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 38 (1.72%) Heroku
17 31 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 115 (5.21%) DNS
1 115 (5.21%) TCP/IP
2 104 (4.71%) Firewall
3 82 (3.71%) SSL
4 75 (3.40%) HTTP
5 59 (2.67%) Internet
6 31 (1.40%) VPN
7 23 (1.04%) Kerberos
8 21 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (0.68%) WAN
10 14 (0.63%) FTP
10 14 (0.63%) OpenVPN
10 14 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
11 13 (0.59%) DHCP
11 13 (0.59%) SSH
12 11 (0.50%) Network Security
12 11 (0.50%) OpenLDAP
13 8 (0.36%) ICMP
13 8 (0.36%) LAN
14 5 (0.23%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (12.22%) NoSQL
2 206 (9.33%) MongoDB
3 191 (8.65%) Big Data
4 177 (8.01%) PostgreSQL
5 163 (7.38%) MySQL
6 156 (7.06%) Hadoop
7 141 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 98 (4.44%) SQL Server
9 78 (3.53%) Redis
10 77 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
11 58 (2.63%) Relational Database
12 47 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
13 39 (1.77%) HBase
14 37 (1.67%) Blockchain
15 36 (1.63%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 25 (1.13%) BigQuery
18 22 (1.00%) Neo4j
19 19 (0.86%) Apache Hive
20 17 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 838 (37.94%) Jenkins
2 554 (25.08%) Git (software)
3 205 (9.28%) JIRA
4 186 (8.42%) Maven
5 173 (7.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 133 (6.02%) Artifactory
7 131 (5.93%) GitLab
8 103 (4.66%) Bitbucket
9 98 (4.44%) TeamCity
10 97 (4.39%) Cucumber
11 87 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 86 (3.89%) SonarQube
13 85 (3.85%) Vagrant
14 78 (3.53%) Gradle
15 70 (3.17%) JUnit
16 55 (2.49%) Selenium
17 51 (2.31%) Mockito
18 49 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
19 47 (2.13%) Travis CI
20 37 (1.67%) JMeter
General
1 314 (14.21%) Finance
2 140 (6.34%) Banking
3 94 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.63%) Retail
5 36 (1.63%) Marketing
6 35 (1.58%) Law
7 26 (1.18%) Publishing
8 24 (1.09%) Electronics
8 24 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.95%) Games
10 14 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.36%) Front Office
13 7 (0.32%) Advertising
14 6 (0.27%) Billing
15 5 (0.23%) Back Office
16 4 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
17 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.091%) Cantonese Language
18 2 (0.091%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1,011 (45.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 522 (23.63%) Developer
3 327 (14.80%) AWS Engineer
4 324 (14.67%) AWS DevOps
5 296 (13.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 242 (10.96%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 214 (9.69%) Java Developer
8 160 (7.24%) Senior DevOps
9 150 (6.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 142 (6.43%) Architect
11 112 (5.07%) Cloud Engineer
12 95 (4.30%) Consultant
12 95 (4.30%) Senior Developer
13 63 (2.85%) DevOps Consultant
13 63 (2.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 59 (2.67%) Java Engineer
15 58 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
16 57 (2.58%) Lead DevOps
16 57 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
17 52 (2.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (12.09%) Node.js
2 233 (10.55%) Kafka
3 230 (10.41%) Elastic Stack
4 221 (10.00%) Web Services
5 219 (9.91%) REST
6 206 (9.33%) Spring
7 149 (6.75%) .NET
8 136 (6.16%) React
9 126 (5.70%) RESTful
10 120 (5.43%) Spring Boot
11 115 (5.21%) HTML
12 102 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
13 96 (4.35%) CSS
14 94 (4.26%) AngularJS
15 80 (3.62%) .NET Core
16 78 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
17 74 (3.35%) ActiveMQ
18 71 (3.21%) HTML5
19 67 (3.03%) ASP.NET
20 60 (2.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 173 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
2 139 (6.29%) Linux Command Line
3 106 (4.80%) iPad
4 76 (3.44%) Fintech
5 74 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (3.26%) Data Centre
7 64 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 53 (2.40%) Mobile App
9 51 (2.31%) Algorithms
10 43 (1.95%) User Experience
11 33 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.36%) Computer Science
13 29 (1.31%) Cloud Native
14 24 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 24 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
15 22 (1.00%) Clustering
16 17 (0.77%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.72%) Virtual Team
18 14 (0.63%) Fixed Income
18 14 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 927 (41.96%) Linux
2 250 (11.32%) Unix
3 171 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 167 (7.56%) Windows
5 156 (7.06%) CentOS
6 75 (3.40%) Ubuntu
7 61 (2.76%) CoreOS
8 42 (1.90%) Apple iOS
9 37 (1.67%) DC/OS
9 37 (1.67%) Windows Server
10 36 (1.63%) Android
11 21 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.86%) Solaris
13 9 (0.41%) VMS
14 8 (0.36%) Mesosphere
15 6 (0.27%) AIX
15 6 (0.27%) Debian
16 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
17 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,522 (68.90%) DevOps
2 976 (44.18%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
4 482 (21.82%) Microservices
5 428 (19.38%) Configuration Management
6 362 (16.39%) TDD
7 329 (14.89%) Scrum
8 299 (13.54%) Open Source
9 271 (12.27%) Continuous Delivery
10 266 (12.04%) Test Automation
11 220 (9.96%) E-Commerce
12 213 (9.64%) BDD
13 195 (8.83%) Software Engineering
14 146 (6.61%) Kanban
15 135 (6.11%) Mentoring
15 135 (6.11%) Migration
16 130 (5.89%) Problem-Solving
17 103 (4.66%) OO
18 100 (4.53%) High Availability
19 97 (4.39%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 879 (39.79%) Python
2 777 (35.17%) Java
3 431 (19.51%) Bash Shell
4 381 (17.25%) Ruby
5 276 (12.49%) JavaScript
6 250 (11.32%) Groovy
7 216 (9.78%) Go
8 182 (8.24%) SQL
9 178 (8.06%) Scala
10 173 (7.83%) Java 8
11 158 (7.15%) Perl
12 150 (6.79%) C#
13 96 (4.35%) C++
13 96 (4.35%) Shell Script
14 84 (3.80%) PowerShell
15 56 (2.54%) PHP
16 50 (2.26%) C
17 44 (1.99%) ES6
18 29 (1.31%) TypeScript
19 26 (1.18%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 281 (12.72%) Security Cleared
2 231 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.44%) Degree
4 28 (1.27%) AWS Certification
5 14 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.59%) CISSP
7 11 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (0.50%) CISMP
7 11 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.36%) CHECK Team Member
8 8 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.14%) RHCE
10 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.091%) CCSP
11 2 (0.091%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.091%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (7.88%) GCP
2 66 (2.99%) QA
3 12 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.36%) PMO
6 5 (0.23%) GDPR
7 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.091%) PSD2
9 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.045%) SLA
9 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,885 (85.33%) Docker
2 58 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 54 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (1.99%) etcd
4 44 (1.99%) flannel
5 33 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 30 (1.36%) Hyper-V
7 28 (1.27%) VirtualBox
8 26 (1.18%) HDFS
9 24 (1.09%) Active Directory
10 21 (0.95%) Ceph
11 16 (0.72%) KVM
12 12 (0.54%) Varnish
13 9 (0.41%) oVirt
13 9 (0.41%) SkyDNS
14 8 (0.36%) GlusterFS
14 8 (0.36%) RHEV
14 8 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.27%) Xen
16 4 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 920 (41.65%) Ansible
2 732 (33.14%) Terraform
3 652 (29.52%) Puppet
4 410 (18.56%) Opscode Chef
5 170 (7.70%) Packer
6 145 (6.56%) Mesos
7 115 (5.21%) Prometheus
8 111 (5.02%) Consul
9 105 (4.75%) Docker Swarm
10 103 (4.66%) Grafana
11 90 (4.07%) Kibana
11 90 (4.07%) logstash
12 71 (3.21%) Nagios
13 70 (3.17%) HAProxy
14 60 (2.72%) Rancher
15 54 (2.44%) Salt
16 39 (1.77%) Sysdig
17 32 (1.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 32 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 32 (1.45%) rkt
Vendors
1 213 (9.64%) Google
2 146 (6.61%) Splunk
3 130 (5.89%) Red Hat
4 103 (4.66%) Microsoft
5 86 (3.89%) Atlassian
6 75 (3.40%) New Relic
7 74 (3.35%) Oracle
8 71 (3.21%) VMware
9 56 (2.54%) IBM
10 50 (2.26%) AppDynamics
11 41 (1.86%) Hortonworks
12 39 (1.77%) SaltStack
13 27 (1.22%) SAP
14 18 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.63%) Adobe
16 13 (0.59%) Sonatype
17 12 (0.54%) Cloudera
18 9 (0.41%) Dynatrace
18 9 (0.41%) Veracode
19 8 (0.36%) Rackspace