Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 September 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 53 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 17 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.69% 0.69% -
As % of the Systems Management category 16.19% 5.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 0
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £535 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% - -
North West median daily rate £500 £535 £513
% change year-on-year -6.54% +4.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £64.00 - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 105 70 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 16.59% 12.07% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 38 46
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £488 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +36.36% +2.14%
10th Percentile £416 £304 £254
90th Percentile £538 £583 £484
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £28.83 £44.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.49% +54.39% -8.95%
10th Percentile £19.71 £40.38 £13.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.87
% change year-on-year +11.11% -24.51% +57.47%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Lancashire

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Lancashire

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Blackpool -14 11 £450 -15.89%
Preston +20 3 £565 +2.73% 2
Blackburn - 1 £500 -
Kubernetes
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 17 (100.00%) Puppet
1 17 (100.00%) DevOps
1 17 (100.00%) Terraform
2 16 (94.12%) Linux
2 16 (94.12%) Python
3 15 (88.24%) Jenkins
4 13 (76.47%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (70.59%) Ansible
5 12 (70.59%) Docker
6 11 (64.71%) SonarQube
7 10 (58.82%) GitLab
7 10 (58.82%) CentOS
7 10 (58.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (52.94%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (52.94%) Amazon S3
8 9 (52.94%) MongoDB
8 9 (52.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (52.94%) Route 53
8 9 (52.94%) HTTP
8 9 (52.94%) MySQL
8 9 (52.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (52.94%) Microservices
8 9 (52.94%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (52.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 9 (52.94%) Packer
8 9 (52.94%) Black Duck
8 9 (52.94%) Grafana
8 9 (52.94%) Prometheus
9 8 (47.06%) Rancher
10 5 (29.41%) Elastic Stack

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (52.94%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (52.94%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (52.94%) Amazon S3
2 9 (52.94%) Route 53
2 9 (52.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (23.53%) GitHub
3 4 (23.53%) OpenShift
4 2 (11.76%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (52.94%) MongoDB
1 9 (52.94%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Jenkins
2 11 (64.71%) SonarQube
3 10 (58.82%) GitLab
4 4 (23.53%) Bitbucket
4 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (11.76%) YAML
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) CentOS
2 10 (58.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 9 (52.94%) Microservices
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
2 4 (23.53%) Groovy
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
2 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (100.00%) Puppet
1 17 (100.00%) Terraform
2 12 (70.59%) Ansible
3 9 (52.94%) Grafana
3 9 (52.94%) Packer
3 9 (52.94%) Prometheus
4 8 (47.06%) Rancher
5 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (11.76%) Nagios
6 2 (11.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Black Duck
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat