Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 239 465
Rank change year-on-year +124 +226 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1,078 449 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.33% 1.10% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.30% 9.23% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 320 111
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £444 £425 £425
90th Percentile £675 £651 £638
England median daily rate £550 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,892 4,862 4,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.72% 11.86% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,416 3,361 2,974
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £291
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 63 61
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% +23.29%
10th Percentile £11.81 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £47.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%

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 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily 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 25 February 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
Central London +67 168 £550 - 105
South London -1 127 £550 +6.80% 4
West London +31 62 £525 - 19
East London +18 24 £600 -7.69% 9
North London -3 1 £450 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 952 (88.31%) Docker
2 736 (68.27%) DevOps
3 604 (56.03%) Amazon AWS
4 482 (44.71%) Linux
5 481 (44.62%) Java
6 472 (43.78%) Ansible
7 462 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 446 (41.37%) Python
9 443 (41.09%) Jenkins
10 397 (36.83%) Terraform
11 342 (31.73%) Continuous Integration
12 326 (30.24%) Puppet
13 264 (24.49%) Git (software)
14 242 (22.45%) Microservices
15 236 (21.89%) Ruby
16 210 (19.48%) Bash Shell
17 201 (18.65%) Security Cleared
17 201 (18.65%) TDD
18 191 (17.72%) Opscode Chef
19 186 (17.25%) NoSQL
20 178 (16.51%) JavaScript
21 174 (16.14%) Web Services
22 161 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
23 158 (14.66%) Unix
24 157 (14.56%) Configuration Management
25 155 (14.38%) Finance
26 151 (14.01%) SC Cleared
27 149 (13.82%) Go
28 148 (13.73%) Node.js
29 137 (12.71%) Groovy

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
1 102 (9.46%) Confluence
2 100 (9.28%) Elasticsearch
3 82 (7.61%) nginx
4 79 (7.33%) Tomcat
5 70 (6.49%) Apache
6 65 (6.03%) Apache Spark
6 65 (6.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 45 (4.17%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.67%) Apache Solr
8 18 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (1.02%) Mule
10 9 (0.83%) Mule ESB
11 7 (0.65%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.46%) Anypoint
12 5 (0.46%) IPython
12 5 (0.46%) JBoss
13 4 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.37%) Drupal
13 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 11 (1.02%) HipChat
2 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 604 (56.03%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (8.63%) Amazon EC2
4 92 (8.53%) OpenShift
5 81 (7.51%) GitHub
6 80 (7.42%) Amazon S3
7 77 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 76 (7.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 74 (6.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 54 (5.01%) Serverless
11 48 (4.45%) PaaS
12 38 (3.53%) IaaS
13 36 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
14 30 (2.78%) Route 53
15 25 (2.32%) SaaS
16 23 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
17 22 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (2.04%) Heroku
18 20 (1.86%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 73 (6.77%) TCP/IP
2 68 (6.31%) Firewall
3 62 (5.75%) HTTP
4 59 (5.47%) DNS
5 44 (4.08%) SSL
6 38 (3.53%) VPN
7 23 (2.13%) Kerberos
8 22 (2.04%) Internet
9 19 (1.76%) Network Security
10 17 (1.58%) OpenLDAP
11 9 (0.83%) LAN
12 8 (0.74%) ICMP
13 7 (0.65%) DHCP
13 7 (0.65%) OpenVPN
13 7 (0.65%) SSH
13 7 (0.65%) WAN
14 6 (0.56%) FTP
15 5 (0.46%) IMAP
15 5 (0.46%) SMTP
16 4 (0.37%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (17.25%) NoSQL
2 161 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
3 132 (12.24%) Hadoop
4 113 (10.48%) MongoDB
5 92 (8.53%) Big Data
6 86 (7.98%) MySQL
7 79 (7.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 63 (5.84%) Relational Database
9 52 (4.82%) RDBMS
10 48 (4.45%) Redis
11 41 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (2.88%) HBase
13 29 (2.69%) Oracle Database
14 21 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 21 (1.95%) Neo4j
15 17 (1.58%) SQL Server
16 14 (1.30%) Apache Hive
17 11 (1.02%) BigQuery
18 8 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
18 8 (0.74%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 443 (41.09%) Jenkins
2 264 (24.49%) Git (software)
3 129 (11.97%) JIRA
4 103 (9.55%) Maven
5 99 (9.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 70 (6.49%) Cucumber
7 65 (6.03%) Bitbucket
8 63 (5.84%) TeamCity
9 57 (5.29%) Artifactory
10 45 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 44 (4.08%) GitLab
12 39 (3.62%) JUnit
13 38 (3.53%) Gradle
14 31 (2.88%) SonarQube
15 28 (2.60%) Mockito
16 27 (2.50%) Selenium
17 25 (2.32%) Mercurial
18 24 (2.23%) Appium
18 24 (2.23%) Liquibase
19 23 (2.13%) Gerrit
General
1 155 (14.38%) Finance
2 73 (6.77%) Banking
3 29 (2.69%) Retail
4 17 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.30%) Publishing
7 11 (1.02%) Marketing
8 10 (0.93%) Front Office
9 8 (0.74%) Electronics
9 8 (0.74%) Games
9 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.37%) Back Office
11 4 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.19%) Billing
12 2 (0.19%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.093%) Advertising
13 1 (0.093%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 495 (45.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 285 (26.44%) Developer
3 194 (18.00%) AWS DevOps
4 172 (15.96%) AWS Engineer
5 154 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 140 (12.99%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 107 (9.93%) Java Developer
8 92 (8.53%) Senior DevOps
9 84 (7.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 81 (7.51%) Consultant
11 74 (6.86%) Cloud Engineer
12 56 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
13 54 (5.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 52 (4.82%) DevOps Consultant
15 48 (4.45%) Java Engineer
16 47 (4.36%) Architect
17 44 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
18 43 (3.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 39 (3.62%) Senior Developer
20 38 (3.53%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (16.14%) Web Services
2 148 (13.73%) Node.js
3 135 (12.52%) Elastic Stack
4 119 (11.04%) Kafka
5 114 (10.58%) Spring
6 110 (10.20%) REST
7 83 (7.70%) RESTful
8 76 (7.05%) React
9 58 (5.38%) Spring Boot
10 50 (4.64%) AngularJS
11 49 (4.55%) HTML
12 47 (4.36%) CSS
13 37 (3.43%) .NET
14 31 (2.88%) HTML5
14 31 (2.88%) LEMP Stack
14 31 (2.88%) React Native
15 27 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
16 25 (2.32%) Ruby on Rails
17 24 (2.23%) ActiveMQ
17 24 (2.23%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.44%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (5.10%) Fintech
3 54 (5.01%) Public Cloud
4 39 (3.62%) Linux Command Line
5 30 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 26 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.32%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.95%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.11%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 10 (0.93%) iPad
12 9 (0.83%) Clustering
12 9 (0.83%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.74%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.65%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 482 (44.71%) Linux
2 158 (14.66%) Unix
3 100 (9.28%) CentOS
4 99 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (4.73%) CoreOS
6 23 (2.13%) Windows
7 22 (2.04%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.74%) Solaris
9 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.65%) Debian
9 7 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.56%) DC/OS
11 4 (0.37%) VMS
12 3 (0.28%) Mesosphere
12 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.19%) Android
13 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.093%) Gentoo
14 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 736 (68.27%) DevOps
2 462 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 342 (31.73%) Continuous Integration
4 242 (22.45%) Microservices
5 201 (18.65%) TDD
6 157 (14.56%) Configuration Management
7 133 (12.34%) Continuous Delivery
8 129 (11.97%) BDD
9 113 (10.48%) Scrum
10 107 (9.93%) Test Automation
11 104 (9.65%) Open Source
12 96 (8.91%) Software Engineering
13 77 (7.14%) Mentoring
14 72 (6.68%) E-Commerce
15 71 (6.59%) Load Balancing
16 56 (5.19%) Kanban
17 55 (5.10%) Migration
18 43 (3.99%) Continuous Deployment
19 42 (3.90%) Dependency Injection
19 42 (3.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 481 (44.62%) Java
2 446 (41.37%) Python
3 236 (21.89%) Ruby
4 210 (19.48%) Bash Shell
5 178 (16.51%) JavaScript
6 149 (13.82%) Go
7 137 (12.71%) Groovy
8 71 (6.59%) SQL
9 66 (6.12%) Scala
10 55 (5.10%) Perl
11 53 (4.92%) Shell Script
12 38 (3.53%) PHP
13 35 (3.25%) C++
14 28 (2.60%) C#
15 21 (1.95%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.76%) ES6
17 15 (1.39%) C
18 13 (1.21%) R
19 7 (0.65%) Apple Swift
19 7 (0.65%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 201 (18.65%) Security Cleared
2 151 (14.01%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.34%) Degree
4 23 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
6 10 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.93%) DBS Check
7 9 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 9 (0.83%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.28%) CISA
9 3 (0.28%) CISM
9 3 (0.28%) CISSP
10 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.19%) PMP
10 2 (0.19%) RHCE
10 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.093%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.093%) MCSE
11 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.99%) GCP
2 41 (3.80%) QA
3 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.37%) PSD2
5 2 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.093%) SEPA
System Software
1 952 (88.31%) Docker
2 30 (2.78%) HDFS
3 15 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (1.11%) Apache Flume
5 12 (1.11%) etcd
6 11 (1.02%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.02%) Squid
7 10 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.83%) flannel
9 6 (0.56%) Postfix
9 6 (0.56%) vCloud
10 5 (0.46%) Ceph
10 5 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.37%) KVM
11 4 (0.37%) LXC
11 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.19%) Gluster
12 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 472 (43.78%) Ansible
2 397 (36.83%) Terraform
3 326 (30.24%) Puppet
4 191 (17.72%) Opscode Chef
5 113 (10.48%) logstash
6 102 (9.46%) Mesos
7 89 (8.26%) Kibana
8 77 (7.14%) Packer
9 68 (6.31%) Consul
9 68 (6.31%) Docker Swarm
10 61 (5.66%) Prometheus
11 55 (5.10%) Grafana
12 36 (3.34%) ZABBIX
13 34 (3.15%) Rancher
14 29 (2.69%) HAProxy
15 25 (2.32%) Nagios
16 21 (1.95%) Sysdig
17 18 (1.67%) Fluentd
18 17 (1.58%) Hadoop YARN
19 13 (1.21%) Graphite
Vendors
1 94 (8.72%) Red Hat
2 85 (7.88%) Splunk
3 70 (6.49%) Google
4 58 (5.38%) Oracle
5 49 (4.55%) AppDynamics
6 42 (3.90%) Atlassian
7 34 (3.15%) VMware
8 21 (1.95%) Hortonworks
9 20 (1.86%) New Relic
10 19 (1.76%) SaltStack
11 15 (1.39%) Microsoft
12 13 (1.21%) Sonatype
13 12 (1.11%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.74%) IBM
14 8 (0.74%) MuleSoft
14 8 (0.74%) SAP
15 7 (0.65%) Tableau
16 5 (0.46%) Perforce
16 5 (0.46%) TIBCO
16 5 (0.46%) Veritas