Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 343 786
Rank change year-on-year +151 +443 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1327 655 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 0.68% 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.29% 6.22% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1000 430 80
England median daily rate £535 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £419 £405 £412
90th Percentile £671 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 10799 10530 8962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.37% 10.99% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7435 6796 5578
England median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £590 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 235 308
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.05 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +95 1009 £550 +2.09% 168
South East +61 108 £484 +13.88% 21
North of England +69 76 £500 - 31
South West +48 55 £425 - 12
North West +39 45 £513 +7.89% 21
Midlands +41 42 £550 +10.00% 8
East of England +14 35 £500 +33.33% 13
West Midlands +47 32 £550 - 6
Yorkshire +19 32 £500 -2.44% 9
East Midlands +6 8 £500 - 2
North East +58 2 £406 -4.41% 1
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 1170 (88.17%) Docker
2 860 (64.81%) DevOps
3 730 (55.01%) Amazon AWS
4 634 (47.78%) Linux
5 589 (44.39%) Java
6 558 (42.05%) Jenkins
7 541 (40.77%) Agile Software Development
8 534 (40.24%) Ansible
9 513 (38.66%) Python
10 422 (31.80%) Terraform
11 389 (29.31%) Puppet
11 389 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
12 341 (25.70%) Microservices
13 292 (22.00%) Git (software)
14 262 (19.74%) Ruby
15 258 (19.44%) Bash Shell
16 257 (19.37%) TDD
17 254 (19.14%) Security Cleared
18 247 (18.61%) PostgreSQL
19 236 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
20 229 (17.26%) Configuration Management
21 209 (15.75%) Spring
22 207 (15.60%) NoSQL
23 206 (15.52%) REST
24 205 (15.45%) JavaScript
24 205 (15.45%) Web Services
25 203 (15.30%) Node.js
25 203 (15.30%) JIRA
26 202 (15.22%) SC Cleared
27 193 (14.54%) Scrum

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
1 179 (13.49%) Confluence
2 104 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 97 (7.31%) Apache
4 95 (7.16%) Apache Spark
4 95 (7.16%) nginx
5 90 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
6 82 (6.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 69 (5.20%) OpenStack
8 45 (3.39%) Apache Solr
9 24 (1.81%) JBoss
10 16 (1.21%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.53%) IIS
13 6 (0.45%) Mule
13 6 (0.45%) Mule ESB
13 6 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.30%) CloudStack
15 3 (0.23%) Anypoint
Applications
1 22 (1.66%) HipChat
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 730 (55.01%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (8.74%) GitHub
4 112 (8.44%) OpenShift
5 97 (7.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 94 (7.08%) Amazon EC2
7 88 (6.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 76 (5.73%) Amazon S3
9 68 (5.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 67 (5.05%) PaaS
11 47 (3.54%) Serverless
12 39 (2.94%) IaaS
13 38 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
13 38 (2.86%) SaaS
14 32 (2.41%) Route 53
15 30 (2.26%) IBM Cloud
16 27 (2.03%) Bluemix
17 24 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 24 (1.81%) Heroku
18 22 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (6.48%) HTTP
2 70 (5.28%) TCP/IP
3 65 (4.90%) DNS
4 57 (4.30%) Kerberos
5 51 (3.84%) Firewall
6 39 (2.94%) SSL
6 39 (2.94%) VPN
7 30 (2.26%) Internet
8 20 (1.51%) Network Security
9 19 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
10 17 (1.28%) SSH
11 16 (1.21%) OpenVPN
12 15 (1.13%) LAN
13 13 (0.98%) WAN
14 9 (0.68%) DHCP
14 9 (0.68%) LDAP
15 6 (0.45%) ICMP
15 6 (0.45%) SAN
16 5 (0.38%) BGP
16 5 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (18.61%) PostgreSQL
2 207 (15.60%) NoSQL
3 166 (12.51%) Hadoop
4 143 (10.78%) MongoDB
5 142 (10.70%) Big Data
6 130 (9.80%) MySQL
7 91 (6.86%) Relational Database
8 89 (6.71%) HBase
9 74 (5.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 68 (5.12%) RDBMS
11 59 (4.45%) Amazon RDS
12 54 (4.07%) Redis
13 38 (2.86%) SQL Server
14 32 (2.41%) Oracle Database
15 30 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 23 (1.73%) Apache Hive
17 20 (1.51%) Sqoop
18 18 (1.36%) DB2
19 14 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
20 11 (0.83%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 558 (42.05%) Jenkins
2 292 (22.00%) Git (software)
3 203 (15.30%) JIRA
4 141 (10.63%) Maven
5 108 (8.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 97 (7.31%) Cucumber
7 85 (6.41%) Bitbucket
8 76 (5.73%) TeamCity
9 67 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 65 (4.90%) GitLab
11 63 (4.75%) Artifactory
12 49 (3.69%) Gradle
13 44 (3.32%) SonarQube
14 43 (3.24%) IntelliJ
15 38 (2.86%) JUnit
16 36 (2.71%) Vagrant
17 29 (2.19%) Selenium
18 28 (2.11%) Travis CI
19 27 (2.03%) Ant
20 24 (1.81%) Liquibase
General
1 181 (13.64%) Finance
2 60 (4.52%) Banking
3 43 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 42 (3.17%) Marketing
5 38 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 37 (2.79%) Electronics
7 36 (2.71%) Retail
8 19 (1.43%) Front Office
8 19 (1.43%) Games
9 17 (1.28%) Publishing
10 16 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.13%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.75%) Billing
13 7 (0.53%) Law
14 5 (0.38%) Advertising
15 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.15%) Legal
16 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.075%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 566 (42.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 333 (25.09%) Developer
3 239 (18.01%) AWS DevOps
4 223 (16.80%) AWS Engineer
5 178 (13.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 149 (11.23%) Java Developer
7 88 (6.63%) Senior DevOps
8 86 (6.48%) Architect
9 83 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 74 (5.58%) Linux Engineer
11 72 (5.43%) Consultant
12 64 (4.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 63 (4.75%) Cloud Engineer
14 59 (4.45%) Full Stack Developer
15 54 (4.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 50 (3.77%) Java Engineer
17 48 (3.62%) Senior Developer
18 42 (3.17%) DevOps Consultant
19 38 (2.86%) Data Engineer
20 36 (2.71%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (15.75%) Spring
2 206 (15.52%) REST
3 205 (15.45%) Web Services
4 203 (15.30%) Node.js
5 153 (11.53%) Spring Boot
6 137 (10.32%) Kafka
7 116 (8.74%) Elastic Stack
8 106 (7.99%) RESTful
9 94 (7.08%) Apache Camel
10 89 (6.71%) React
11 63 (4.75%) CSS
12 61 (4.60%) AngularJS
13 60 (4.52%) HTML
14 52 (3.92%) .NET
15 45 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
16 42 (3.17%) Drools
17 38 (2.86%) HTML5
18 36 (2.71%) JSON
19 31 (2.34%) OAuth
20 30 (2.26%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (4.97%) Public Cloud
3 61 (4.60%) Fintech
4 58 (4.37%) Algorithms
5 45 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (1.88%) Cloud Native
8 25 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.88%) Data Centre
8 25 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.66%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.51%) iPad
11 14 (1.06%) Clustering
11 14 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.83%) Blog
13 8 (0.60%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.60%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 634 (47.78%) Linux
2 155 (11.68%) Unix
3 111 (8.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 110 (8.29%) CentOS
5 57 (4.30%) CoreOS
6 55 (4.14%) Windows
7 34 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.28%) Solaris
9 10 (0.75%) DC/OS
9 10 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.60%) Debian
10 8 (0.60%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.30%) AIX
11 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.30%) VMS
12 3 (0.23%) Mesosphere
12 3 (0.23%) RancherOS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.15%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (64.81%) DevOps
2 541 (40.77%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
4 341 (25.70%) Microservices
5 257 (19.37%) TDD
6 229 (17.26%) Configuration Management
7 193 (14.54%) Scrum
8 176 (13.26%) BDD
9 150 (11.30%) Open Source
10 136 (10.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 132 (9.95%) Test Automation
12 100 (7.54%) Load Balancing
13 93 (7.01%) Software Engineering
14 88 (6.63%) E-Commerce
15 70 (5.28%) Mentoring
16 66 (4.97%) Migration
17 59 (4.45%) Kanban
18 55 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (3.84%) Dependency Injection
20 50 (3.77%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 589 (44.39%) Java
2 513 (38.66%) Python
3 262 (19.74%) Ruby
4 258 (19.44%) Bash Shell
5 205 (15.45%) JavaScript
6 146 (11.00%) Go
7 132 (9.95%) Groovy
8 86 (6.48%) SQL
9 81 (6.10%) Scala
10 63 (4.75%) Perl
11 52 (3.92%) PHP
12 48 (3.62%) Shell Script
13 44 (3.32%) C#
14 31 (2.34%) C++
15 26 (1.96%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.28%) R
17 16 (1.21%) C
18 15 (1.13%) ES6
19 13 (0.98%) Bourne shell
19 13 (0.98%) Korn
Qualifications
1 254 (19.14%) Security Cleared
2 202 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 23 (1.73%) Degree
4 22 (1.66%) AWS Certification
5 16 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.98%) DBS Check
7 12 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.53%) RHCE
10 6 (0.45%) RHCA
11 5 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.30%) OCP
12 4 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.23%) CISA
13 3 (0.23%) CISM
14 2 (0.15%) CISSP
14 2 (0.15%) PhD
14 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.47%) QA
2 33 (2.49%) GCP
3 8 (0.60%) GDPR
3 8 (0.60%) SLA
4 6 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.075%) PSD2
9 1 (0.075%) SEPA
System Software
1 1170 (88.17%) Docker
2 68 (5.12%) HDFS
3 36 (2.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 25 (1.88%) flannel
5 24 (1.81%) Apache Flume
6 23 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (1.36%) Gluster
7 18 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (1.28%) Squid
8 17 (1.28%) vCloud
9 16 (1.21%) etcd
9 16 (1.21%) Postfix
10 14 (1.06%) Active Directory
11 11 (0.83%) LXC
12 9 (0.68%) Hyper-V
13 8 (0.60%) oVirt
13 8 (0.60%) RHEV
14 7 (0.53%) Xen
15 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 534 (40.24%) Ansible
2 422 (31.80%) Terraform
3 389 (29.31%) Puppet
4 236 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
5 129 (9.72%) logstash
6 98 (7.39%) Mesos
7 77 (5.80%) Docker Swarm
7 77 (5.80%) Kibana
8 63 (4.75%) Packer
9 61 (4.60%) Rancher
10 58 (4.37%) Prometheus
11 53 (3.99%) Consul
12 47 (3.54%) Grafana
13 38 (2.86%) ZABBIX
14 33 (2.49%) Nagios
15 30 (2.26%) Ambari
15 30 (2.26%) Sysdig
16 28 (2.11%) HAProxy
17 21 (1.58%) Hadoop YARN
18 19 (1.43%) Oozie
Vendors
1 99 (7.46%) Google
2 89 (6.71%) Red Hat
3 87 (6.56%) Oracle
4 73 (5.50%) Splunk
5 71 (5.35%) VMware
6 53 (3.99%) Atlassian
7 39 (2.94%) SAP
8 37 (2.79%) AppDynamics
9 31 (2.34%) IBM
10 27 (2.03%) Microsoft
10 27 (2.03%) New Relic
11 25 (1.88%) Tableau
12 22 (1.66%) Hortonworks
13 21 (1.58%) SaltStack
14 20 (1.51%) Sonatype
15 12 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.75%) Facebook
17 8 (0.60%) MuleSoft
18 7 (0.53%) ServiceNow
19 6 (0.45%) Greenplum