Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 392 814
Rank change year-on-year +186 +422 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1155 597 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 0.61% 0.049%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.36% 5.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 408 49
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £419 £400 £411
90th Percentile £663 £625 £618
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 10169 10942 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.13% 11.12% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6874 7052 5561
England median daily rate £475 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 238 316
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.96% +1.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.68 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.28 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -18.18% +8.99% +1.38%

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 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily 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 20 October 2017. 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 +109 883 £550 +4.76% 99
South East +82 109 £484 +21.00% 8
North of England +83 53 £500 - 21
Midlands +77 52 £550 -
South West +35 38 £420 +24.44% 2
West Midlands +53 35 £550 -
North West +47 33 £535 +15.68% 11
Yorkshire +24 23 £488 -11.36% 9
East Midlands +15 16 £513 -6.82%
East of England -3 16 £550 +46.67% 10
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 1045 (90.48%) Docker
2 783 (67.79%) DevOps
3 626 (54.20%) Amazon AWS
4 624 (54.03%) Linux
5 497 (43.03%) Ansible
6 492 (42.60%) Java
7 468 (40.52%) Jenkins
8 467 (40.43%) Python
9 463 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
10 379 (32.81%) Puppet
11 350 (30.30%) Microservices
12 343 (29.70%) Continuous Integration
13 333 (28.83%) Terraform
14 289 (25.02%) Git (software)
15 248 (21.47%) Configuration Management
16 240 (20.78%) Bash Shell
17 231 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
18 230 (19.91%) TDD
19 229 (19.83%) Security Cleared
20 217 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
21 213 (18.44%) Ruby
22 201 (17.40%) Node.js
23 197 (17.06%) SC Cleared
24 192 (16.62%) Spring
25 189 (16.36%) Scrum
26 187 (16.19%) REST
27 182 (15.76%) BDD
27 182 (15.76%) JIRA
28 174 (15.06%) NoSQL
29 171 (14.81%) Open Source

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
1 163 (14.11%) Confluence
2 97 (8.40%) Apache Spark
3 96 (8.31%) Elasticsearch
4 91 (7.88%) Tomcat
5 89 (7.71%) Apache
6 88 (7.62%) nginx
7 64 (5.54%) OpenStack
8 57 (4.94%) Cloud Foundry
9 51 (4.42%) Apache Solr
10 19 (1.65%) JBoss
11 9 (0.78%) IIS
12 5 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.26%) Hubot
14 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.087%) CICS
15 1 (0.087%) CMS
15 1 (0.087%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (1.90%) HipChat
2 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 626 (54.20%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (10.74%) OpenShift
4 121 (10.48%) GitHub
5 88 (7.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 85 (7.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 78 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
8 74 (6.41%) PaaS
9 56 (4.85%) Amazon S3
10 45 (3.90%) SaaS
11 44 (3.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 40 (3.46%) IaaS
12 40 (3.46%) Serverless
13 39 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
14 28 (2.42%) Heroku
15 27 (2.34%) IBM Cloud
16 23 (1.99%) Bluemix
16 23 (1.99%) Route 53
17 21 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 81 (7.01%) HTTP
2 68 (5.89%) DNS
3 58 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 56 (4.85%) Kerberos
5 40 (3.46%) Firewall
6 26 (2.25%) SSL
7 23 (1.99%) Internet
7 23 (1.99%) LAN
7 23 (1.99%) WAN
8 22 (1.90%) VPN
9 19 (1.65%) OpenLDAP
10 15 (1.30%) LDAP
10 15 (1.30%) OpenVPN
10 15 (1.30%) SSH
11 11 (0.95%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.78%) DHCP
13 8 (0.69%) Network Security
14 6 (0.52%) BGP
14 6 (0.52%) SAN
15 5 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 174 (15.06%) NoSQL
3 164 (14.20%) Hadoop
4 149 (12.90%) MySQL
5 120 (10.39%) Big Data
6 116 (10.04%) MongoDB
7 101 (8.74%) Relational Database
8 97 (8.40%) HBase
9 80 (6.93%) RDBMS
10 69 (5.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 53 (4.59%) Amazon RDS
12 40 (3.46%) SQL Server
13 34 (2.94%) Redis
14 24 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 23 (1.99%) Apache Hive
15 23 (1.99%) Oracle Database
16 19 (1.65%) Sqoop
17 15 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
18 14 (1.21%) DB2
19 13 (1.13%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 468 (40.52%) Jenkins
2 289 (25.02%) Git (software)
3 182 (15.76%) JIRA
4 120 (10.39%) Maven
5 93 (8.05%) Cucumber
6 87 (7.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 83 (7.19%) GitLab
8 71 (6.15%) Artifactory
9 69 (5.97%) Bitbucket
10 62 (5.37%) TeamCity
11 56 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 55 (4.76%) IntelliJ
13 40 (3.46%) JUnit
14 36 (3.12%) Vagrant
15 34 (2.94%) Gradle
16 33 (2.86%) SonarQube
17 25 (2.16%) Travis CI
18 24 (2.08%) Ant
19 21 (1.82%) Selenium
20 19 (1.65%) Subversion
General
1 159 (13.77%) Finance
2 51 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.07%) Banking
3 47 (4.07%) Marketing
4 46 (3.98%) Manufacturing
5 45 (3.90%) Electronics
6 26 (2.25%) Retail
7 19 (1.65%) Front Office
8 17 (1.47%) Games
9 16 (1.39%) Billing
10 14 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.87%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.61%) Publishing
13 3 (0.26%) Advertising
13 3 (0.26%) Law
14 2 (0.17%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.17%) Legal
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.087%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 491 (42.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 280 (24.24%) Developer
3 187 (16.19%) AWS DevOps
4 180 (15.58%) AWS Engineer
5 146 (12.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 129 (11.17%) Java Developer
7 92 (7.97%) Architect
8 87 (7.53%) Senior DevOps
9 82 (7.10%) Linux Engineer
10 78 (6.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 71 (6.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 63 (5.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 61 (5.28%) Senior Developer
14 58 (5.02%) Consultant
15 48 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
16 46 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
17 41 (3.55%) DevOps Consultant
18 40 (3.46%) Java Engineer
19 39 (3.38%) Data Engineer
20 35 (3.03%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (17.40%) Node.js
2 192 (16.62%) Spring
3 187 (16.19%) REST
4 155 (13.42%) Spring Boot
5 150 (12.99%) Web Services
6 123 (10.65%) Elastic Stack
6 123 (10.65%) Kafka
7 110 (9.52%) RESTful
8 100 (8.66%) Apache Camel
9 69 (5.97%) React
10 68 (5.89%) AngularJS
11 65 (5.63%) CSS
12 59 (5.11%) HTML
13 53 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
14 46 (3.98%) Drools
15 43 (3.72%) Sensu
16 37 (3.20%) Middleware
17 34 (2.94%) .NET
18 32 (2.77%) HTML5
18 32 (2.77%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
2 60 (5.19%) Algorithms
3 56 (4.85%) Fintech
4 49 (4.24%) Public Cloud
5 32 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.08%) Cloud Native
7 21 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.21%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.21%) Data Centre
12 12 (1.04%) Clustering
13 10 (0.87%) Blog
14 9 (0.78%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.78%) Video on Demand
15 8 (0.69%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.61%) OTC Derivatives
17 6 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 624 (54.03%) Linux
2 137 (11.86%) Unix
3 110 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 97 (8.40%) CentOS
5 81 (7.01%) Windows
6 71 (6.15%) CoreOS
7 33 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 24 (2.08%) Solaris
9 10 (0.87%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.43%) VMS
12 4 (0.35%) AIX
13 3 (0.26%) Debian
13 3 (0.26%) RancherOS
14 2 (0.17%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.17%) VyOS
15 1 (0.087%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.087%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.087%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.087%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 783 (67.79%) DevOps
2 463 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (30.30%) Microservices
4 343 (29.70%) Continuous Integration
5 248 (21.47%) Configuration Management
6 230 (19.91%) TDD
7 189 (16.36%) Scrum
8 182 (15.76%) BDD
9 171 (14.81%) Open Source
10 122 (10.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 115 (9.96%) Test Automation
12 89 (7.71%) Software Engineering
13 74 (6.41%) Load Balancing
14 63 (5.45%) E-Commerce
15 62 (5.37%) Migration
16 61 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
17 59 (5.11%) Continuous Deployment
18 58 (5.02%) User Stories
19 51 (4.42%) Kanban
19 51 (4.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 492 (42.60%) Java
2 467 (40.43%) Python
3 240 (20.78%) Bash Shell
4 213 (18.44%) Ruby
5 133 (11.52%) Go
5 133 (11.52%) JavaScript
6 76 (6.58%) Perl
6 76 (6.58%) SQL
7 73 (6.32%) Scala
8 71 (6.15%) Groovy
9 47 (4.07%) PHP
10 34 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 26 (2.25%) C#
12 25 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.13%) Bourne shell
13 13 (1.13%) Korn
14 12 (1.04%) C
15 10 (0.87%) ES6
16 9 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 229 (19.83%) Security Cleared
2 197 (17.06%) SC Cleared
3 22 (1.90%) AWS Certification
4 15 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.87%) Degree
6 9 (0.78%) RHCE
7 8 (0.69%) DBS Check
7 8 (0.69%) RHCA
8 5 (0.43%) OCP
8 5 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.26%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.087%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.38%) QA
2 23 (1.99%) GCP
3 12 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.87%) SLA
5 8 (0.69%) GDPR
6 2 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.087%) PSD2
7 1 (0.087%) SEPA
System Software
1 1045 (90.48%) Docker
2 72 (6.23%) HDFS
3 43 (3.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 30 (2.60%) flannel
5 29 (2.51%) etcd
6 28 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (1.73%) Apache Flume
8 20 (1.73%) Gluster
9 19 (1.65%) Active Directory
10 18 (1.56%) Squid
11 17 (1.47%) Xen
12 15 (1.30%) LXC
12 15 (1.30%) vCloud
13 14 (1.21%) Postfix
14 12 (1.04%) KVM
15 11 (0.95%) Ceph
15 11 (0.95%) GlusterFS
15 11 (0.95%) vSphere
16 10 (0.87%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 497 (43.03%) Ansible
2 379 (32.81%) Puppet
3 333 (28.83%) Terraform
4 217 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
5 117 (10.13%) logstash
6 84 (7.27%) Kibana
7 82 (7.10%) Mesos
8 62 (5.37%) Rancher
9 60 (5.19%) Prometheus
10 59 (5.11%) Grafana
11 57 (4.94%) Docker Swarm
12 49 (4.24%) Consul
13 46 (3.98%) Packer
14 40 (3.46%) Sysdig
15 38 (3.29%) Nagios
15 38 (3.29%) ZABBIX
16 35 (3.03%) HAProxy
17 29 (2.51%) Graphite
18 28 (2.42%) Ambari
19 27 (2.34%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 114 (9.87%) Red Hat
2 97 (8.40%) Google
3 82 (7.10%) Oracle
4 77 (6.67%) VMware
5 54 (4.68%) Splunk
6 46 (3.98%) SAP
7 41 (3.55%) Atlassian
8 30 (2.60%) IBM
9 27 (2.34%) Microsoft
10 25 (2.16%) Tableau
11 24 (2.08%) New Relic
11 24 (2.08%) SaltStack
12 23 (1.99%) AppDynamics
13 20 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.39%) Sonatype
15 12 (1.04%) Hortonworks
16 11 (0.95%) Apigee
16 11 (0.95%) MuleSoft
16 11 (0.95%) TIBCO
17 9 (0.78%) Facebook