Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 25 August 2019 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)
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 96 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 - +81
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 17 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.24% 1.32% -
As % of the Systems Management category 14.05% 5.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 0
Essex median daily rate £600 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
East of England median daily rate £525 £525 £550
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +46.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England 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 Essex with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 121 231 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.94% 23.50% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 134 106
Essex median daily rate £475 £520 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +1.46% +68.03%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £313
90th Percentile £625 £634 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £26.90 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.35% +117.81% -67.50%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year - +17.92% -29.33%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Essex

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Essex

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in Essex over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Essex

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Essex region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
Southend-on-Sea +14 12 £615 +48.64%
Brentwood - 2 £525 - 2
Witham - 1 £450 -
Kubernetes
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 17 (100.00%) DevOps
2 16 (94.12%) Ansible
3 15 (88.24%) Docker
3 15 (88.24%) Jenkins
4 14 (82.35%) Java
5 13 (76.47%) Terraform
5 13 (76.47%) Maven
5 13 (76.47%) GitLab
5 13 (76.47%) AWS
5 13 (76.47%) Artifactory
6 11 (64.71%) Spring
6 11 (64.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (64.71%) Java 8
7 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (17.65%) .NET Core
8 3 (17.65%) Microservices
8 3 (17.65%) C#
8 3 (17.65%) Azure
8 3 (17.65%) .NET
9 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (11.76%) Linux
9 2 (11.76%) Python
9 2 (11.76%) CGI
9 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
9 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
9 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
9 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 2 (11.76%) Visualisation

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (76.47%) AWS
2 11 (64.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (17.65%) Azure
4 2 (11.76%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Jenkins
2 13 (76.47%) Artifactory
2 13 (76.47%) GitLab
2 13 (76.47%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Senior DevOps
3 7 (41.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Core
3 2 (11.76%) CGI
3 2 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (17.65%) Microservices
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) Java 8
3 3 (17.65%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (94.12%) Ansible
2 13 (76.47%) Terraform