Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 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)
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 70 137
Rank change year-on-year +42 +67 +119
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 2,512 1,706 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.36% 3.75% 1.99%
As % of the Systems Management category 40.73% 25.86% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,914 1,296 626
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £452 £425 £425
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
London median hourly rate £43.53 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.38% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £36.88 £35.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £61.07 £35.00 £41.25
England median hourly rate £43.53 £60.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -27.45% +14.29% -

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,168 6,596 5,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.62% 14.49% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,422 4,870 3,751
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £493 £475
% change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 40
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £26.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -15.56% +37.12%
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.80 £12.45
90th Percentile £57.60 £51.97 £50.52
England median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.58% +8.57% -20.45%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the London region over the 6 months to 20 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
Central London +24 579 £559 +1.59% 213
South London +11 181 £575 +9.52% 33
West London -16 57 £525 - 77
East London +27 38 £560 -2.61% 48
North London +1 4 £550 -26.67% 2
Kubernetes
England

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

1 1,837 (73.13%) Docker
2 1,504 (59.87%) DevOps
3 1,349 (53.70%) Amazon AWS
4 993 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
5 946 (37.66%) Java
6 901 (35.87%) Terraform
7 833 (33.16%) Python
8 799 (31.81%) Microservices
9 790 (31.45%) Microsoft Azure
10 695 (27.67%) Ansible
11 669 (26.63%) Linux
12 654 (26.04%) Jenkins
13 517 (20.58%) Finance
14 442 (17.60%) Google Cloud Platform
15 416 (16.56%) Git (software)
16 409 (16.28%) JavaScript
17 385 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
18 382 (15.21%) Kafka
19 352 (14.01%) TDD
20 328 (13.06%) SQL
21 313 (12.46%) Puppet
22 304 (12.10%) Software Engineering
23 302 (12.02%) Security Cleared
24 300 (11.94%) Node.js
25 290 (11.54%) Web Services
25 290 (11.54%) Serverless
26 273 (10.87%) OpenShift
27 265 (10.55%) Big Data
28 261 (10.39%) SC Cleared
29 255 (10.15%) NoSQL

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 141 (5.61%) Apache Spark
2 132 (5.25%) Elasticsearch
3 124 (4.94%) Confluence
4 101 (4.02%) Apache
5 93 (3.70%) nginx
6 62 (2.47%) OpenStack
7 45 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 34 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (0.60%) IIS
9 15 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.48%) Pachyderm
11 11 (0.44%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.44%) CMS
11 11 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
13 9 (0.36%) Magnolia
14 6 (0.24%) Jupyter
14 6 (0.24%) SAS
14 6 (0.24%) WordPress
15 5 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (0.080%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.040%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.080%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,349 (53.70%) Amazon AWS
2 790 (31.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 442 (17.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 290 (11.54%) Serverless
5 273 (10.87%) OpenShift
6 242 (9.63%) Amazon S3
7 235 (9.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 228 (9.08%) Amazon EC2
9 214 (8.52%) AWS Lambda
10 182 (7.25%) Amazon SQS
11 160 (6.37%) GitHub
12 153 (6.09%) Amazon ECS
13 118 (4.70%) PaaS
14 69 (2.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 65 (2.59%) IaaS
16 62 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 54 (2.15%) SaaS
18 53 (2.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 40 (1.59%) Apigee
20 34 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.07%) HTTP
2 58 (2.31%) Firewall
3 57 (2.27%) VPN
4 46 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 43 (1.71%) DNS
6 31 (1.23%) Network Security
7 29 (1.15%) SSL
8 27 (1.07%) WAN
9 22 (0.88%) Internet
10 21 (0.84%) FTP
11 18 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (0.60%) VLAN
13 14 (0.56%) AMQP
14 13 (0.52%) IPsec
15 11 (0.44%) DHCP
16 8 (0.32%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.32%) LAN
16 8 (0.32%) SAN
17 6 (0.24%) NAS
18 5 (0.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (10.55%) Big Data
2 255 (10.15%) NoSQL
3 223 (8.88%) MongoDB
4 217 (8.64%) PostgreSQL
5 214 (8.52%) Amazon RDS
6 161 (6.41%) Amazon Redshift
7 152 (6.05%) Hadoop
8 116 (4.62%) Relational Database
9 100 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 81 (3.22%) MySQL
10 81 (3.22%) Redis
11 75 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 62 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
13 57 (2.27%) SQL Server
14 53 (2.11%) Data Lake
15 47 (1.87%) RDBMS
16 46 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
17 42 (1.67%) Apache Hive
18 41 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
19 34 (1.35%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 654 (26.04%) Jenkins
2 416 (16.56%) Git (software)
3 196 (7.80%) JIRA
4 183 (7.29%) Artifactory
4 183 (7.29%) GitLab
5 111 (4.42%) Maven
6 95 (3.78%) TeamCity
7 88 (3.50%) Bitbucket
8 67 (2.67%) RStudio
9 65 (2.59%) Gradle
10 63 (2.51%) Sonatype Nexus
10 63 (2.51%) Travis CI
11 60 (2.39%) JUnit
12 59 (2.35%) CircleCI
13 55 (2.19%) SonarQube
14 51 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
15 48 (1.91%) Cucumber
16 47 (1.87%) Mockito
17 42 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 41 (1.63%) Selenium
General
1 517 (20.58%) Finance
2 209 (8.32%) Banking
3 139 (5.53%) Public Sector
4 108 (4.30%) Front Office
5 64 (2.55%) Retail
6 42 (1.67%) Legal
7 35 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.35%) Marketing
9 28 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.07%) Law
11 23 (0.92%) Games
11 23 (0.92%) Telecoms
12 20 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.76%) Advertising
14 18 (0.72%) Electronics
15 15 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.36%) Publishing
17 5 (0.20%) Automotive
18 3 (0.12%) Billing
19 2 (0.080%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 811 (32.29%) Developer
2 802 (31.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 312 (12.42%) Java Developer
4 261 (10.39%) AWS Engineer
5 231 (9.20%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 227 (9.04%) Architect
7 188 (7.48%) AWS DevOps
8 170 (6.77%) Senior Developer
9 162 (6.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 156 (6.21%) AWS Developer
11 137 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
12 125 (4.98%) Azure DevOps
13 122 (4.86%) Azure Engineer
14 115 (4.58%) Data Engineer
15 110 (4.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 105 (4.18%) Python Engineer
17 99 (3.94%) Platform Engineer
17 99 (3.94%) Python Developer
18 97 (3.86%) Senior DevOps
19 89 (3.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (15.21%) Kafka
2 300 (11.94%) Node.js
3 290 (11.54%) Web Services
4 222 (8.84%) Spring
5 221 (8.80%) React
6 220 (8.76%) AngularJS
7 194 (7.72%) .NET
8 192 (7.64%) REST
9 158 (6.29%) RESTful
10 152 (6.05%) Spring Boot
11 127 (5.06%) J2EE
12 125 (4.98%) HTML
13 114 (4.54%) Elastic Stack
14 101 (4.02%) JSON
15 100 (3.98%) CSS
16 98 (3.90%) .NET Core
17 81 (3.22%) Vue.js
18 60 (2.39%) GraphQL
18 60 (2.39%) HTML5
19 56 (2.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 203 (8.08%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (3.22%) Fixed Income
3 75 (2.99%) Public Cloud
4 53 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (2.07%) Data Structures
6 50 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 49 (1.95%) Cloud Native
8 48 (1.91%) Algorithms
9 41 (1.63%) PKI
10 36 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
11 34 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 33 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
13 32 (1.27%) Derivative
14 29 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (1.15%) User Experience
15 25 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
16 24 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
16 24 (0.96%) Management Information System
17 21 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 18 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 669 (26.63%) Linux
2 141 (5.61%) Unix
3 107 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 100 (3.98%) Windows
5 58 (2.31%) CentOS
6 42 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 37 (1.47%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.19%) Windows Server
9 26 (1.04%) Android
10 24 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.60%) CoreOS
12 10 (0.40%) Solaris
13 8 (0.32%) Mesosphere
14 7 (0.28%) VMS
15 4 (0.16%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.080%) Debian
16 2 (0.080%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.040%) AIX
17 1 (0.040%) Fedora
17 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,504 (59.87%) DevOps
2 993 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 799 (31.81%) Microservices
4 385 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
5 352 (14.01%) TDD
6 304 (12.10%) Software Engineering
7 240 (9.55%) Open Source
8 233 (9.28%) Test Automation
9 228 (9.08%) Migration
10 223 (8.88%) Scrum
11 211 (8.40%) Infrastructure as Code
12 203 (8.08%) Configuration Management
13 190 (7.56%) Fintech
14 181 (7.21%) BDD
15 164 (6.53%) Continuous Deployment
16 134 (5.33%) Continuous Delivery
17 131 (5.21%) Analytics
18 128 (5.10%) Asset Management
19 126 (5.02%) Mentoring
20 124 (4.94%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 946 (37.66%) Java
2 833 (33.16%) Python
3 409 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 328 (13.06%) SQL
5 225 (8.96%) Bash Shell
6 220 (8.76%) Go
7 211 (8.40%) Java 8
8 174 (6.93%) C#
9 165 (6.57%) Ruby
10 153 (6.09%) Scala
11 98 (3.90%) PowerShell
12 75 (2.99%) TypeScript
13 69 (2.75%) Shell Script
14 60 (2.39%) Groovy
15 54 (2.15%) C++
16 49 (1.95%) ES6
17 41 (1.63%) Kotlin
17 41 (1.63%) PHP
18 38 (1.51%) Perl
18 38 (1.51%) R
Qualifications
1 302 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 261 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 72 (2.87%) AWS Certification
4 46 (1.83%) Degree
5 23 (0.92%) CISSP
6 16 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (0.52%) IISP
9 12 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (0.40%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.36%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.24%) CEH
12 6 (0.24%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.24%) PhD
13 5 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (0.16%) CCA
14 4 (0.16%) CISM
15 3 (0.12%) CCSP
16 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.19%) QA
2 36 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.40%) GDPR
4 10 (0.40%) SLA
5 8 (0.32%) PSD2
6 3 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.040%) NIST
7 1 (0.040%) PMO
System Software
1 1,837 (73.13%) Docker
2 73 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
3 53 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 34 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.80%) HDFS
6 12 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 9 (0.36%) OpenAM
7 9 (0.36%) OpenDJ
8 7 (0.28%) vCloud
8 7 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.24%) KVM
9 6 (0.24%) LXC
9 6 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.20%) OpenIDM
10 5 (0.20%) Squid
10 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.20%) vSphere
10 5 (0.20%) XenApp
10 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 901 (35.87%) Terraform
2 695 (27.67%) Ansible
3 313 (12.46%) Puppet
4 183 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
5 92 (3.66%) Packer
6 89 (3.54%) Consul
7 81 (3.22%) Prometheus
8 75 (2.99%) Grafana
9 53 (2.11%) Mesos
10 44 (1.75%) Kibana
11 39 (1.55%) Marathon
12 35 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (1.31%) Istio
14 30 (1.19%) logstash
14 30 (1.19%) Sysdig
15 28 (1.11%) ZABBIX
16 25 (1.00%) Graphite
16 25 (1.00%) Salt
17 22 (0.88%) Nagios
18 13 (0.52%) CASB
Vendors
1 254 (10.11%) Google
2 128 (5.10%) Microsoft
3 106 (4.22%) Oracle
4 93 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 68 (2.71%) VMware
6 63 (2.51%) Atlassian
7 49 (1.95%) Splunk
8 34 (1.35%) Greenplum
8 34 (1.35%) SAP
9 31 (1.23%) New Relic
10 28 (1.11%) Databricks
11 22 (0.88%) ServiceNow
12 20 (0.80%) Talend
13 18 (0.72%) Informatica
13 18 (0.72%) SaltStack
14 17 (0.68%) IBM
14 17 (0.68%) MuleSoft
15 13 (0.52%) Hortonworks
15 13 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.52%) Twitter