Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 79 74
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 3 15 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 0.56% 1.82% 1.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.66% 13.64% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Median daily rate £585 £608 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £535 £518 £493
90th Percentile £616 £629 £688
East of England median daily rate £475 £600 £538
% change year-on-year -20.83% +11.63% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 Essex with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 53 110 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.87% 13.38% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 74 76
Median daily rate £438 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £122 £393 £313
90th Percentile £629 £625 £660
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £26.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -35.00% -
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +5.71% +22.81% -18.57%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Essex

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Daily rate trend 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 2 June 2020. 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 +12 2 £620 +0.49%
Kubernetes
East of England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 3 (100.00%) Terraform
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) OpenShift
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) MariaDB
3 1 (33.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Spring

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
2 1 (33.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MariaDB
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Artifactory
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) GitLab
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) AWS DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Head of DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Java SE
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (33.33%) SAML
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Deployment Automation
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Product Backlog
2 1 (33.33%) Product Roadmap
2 1 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Strategic Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Java
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Terraform
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle