Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > London
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 124 245
Rank change year-on-year +83 +121 +252
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 2,414 1,052 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.56% 2.26% 1.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 34.49% 17.70% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,871 841 315
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £450 £438 £425
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £41.17 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.91% - -

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 7,000 5,943 4,923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.14% 12.76% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,121 4,436 3,387
London median daily rate £550 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 68
London median hourly rate £23.84 £24.92 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +11.16% +1.90%
10th Percentile £13.06 £11.81 £14.00
90th Percentile £45.71 £70.75 £47.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% -14.66% -

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 17 February 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
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 17 February 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 +106 573 £575 +4.55% 221
South London +22 218 £550 - 21
West London +40 101 £550 +4.76% 98
East London -2 64 £575 -4.17% 34
North London -4 1 £650 +44.44% 8
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 1,922 (79.62%) Docker
2 1,514 (62.72%) DevOps
3 1,114 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
4 986 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
5 894 (37.03%) Java
6 845 (35.00%) Terraform
7 791 (32.77%) Python
8 781 (32.35%) Ansible
9 748 (30.99%) Microservices
10 722 (29.91%) Jenkins
11 617 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 601 (24.90%) Linux
13 455 (18.85%) Git (software)
14 442 (18.31%) Finance
15 385 (15.95%) Puppet
16 377 (15.62%) TDD
17 375 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
17 375 (15.53%) JavaScript
18 373 (15.45%) Google Cloud Platform
19 311 (12.88%) Kafka
20 299 (12.39%) Spring
21 287 (11.89%) Google
22 278 (11.52%) Opscode Chef
23 274 (11.35%) Test Automation
24 263 (10.89%) Greenfield Project
25 262 (10.85%) SQL
26 261 (10.81%) Bash Shell
27 260 (10.77%) Node.js
28 259 (10.73%) Banking
29 253 (10.48%) Go

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
1 145 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
2 106 (4.39%) Apache Spark
3 101 (4.18%) Confluence
4 93 (3.85%) Apache
5 90 (3.73%) nginx
6 61 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 53 (2.20%) Tomcat
8 52 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 34 (1.41%) CMS
10 26 (1.08%) IIS
11 23 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 23 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (0.75%) JBoss
14 14 (0.58%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
16 10 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
17 8 (0.33%) Mule
17 8 (0.33%) OpenWhisk
18 7 (0.29%) Mongrel
Applications
1 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.083%) GIMP
4 2 (0.083%) HipChat
4 2 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.041%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (0.99%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.41%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.041%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1,114 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 617 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 373 (15.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 177 (7.33%) OpenShift
5 167 (6.92%) GitHub
6 157 (6.50%) PaaS
7 115 (4.76%) Serverless
8 99 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 76 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
10 66 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
11 64 (2.65%) Amazon S3
12 57 (2.36%) IaaS
12 57 (2.36%) SaaS
13 42 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 36 (1.49%) Apigee
15 35 (1.45%) Datadog
15 35 (1.45%) Google App Engine
15 35 (1.45%) npm
15 35 (1.45%) Stackdriver
16 30 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.44%) Firewall
2 69 (2.86%) HTTP
3 51 (2.11%) SSL
3 51 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.07%) DNS
5 37 (1.53%) Internet
5 37 (1.53%) VPN
6 30 (1.24%) FTP
7 19 (0.79%) SSH
8 17 (0.70%) DMZ
8 17 (0.70%) IPsec
9 16 (0.66%) DHCP
9 16 (0.66%) DSL
10 11 (0.46%) BIG-IP
10 11 (0.46%) VLAN
11 9 (0.37%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.37%) SMTP
12 8 (0.33%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.29%) AMQP
14 6 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (8.62%) NoSQL
2 192 (7.95%) MongoDB
3 188 (7.79%) Big Data
4 171 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 166 (6.88%) Hadoop
6 164 (6.79%) PostgreSQL
7 111 (4.60%) Redis
8 85 (3.52%) Relational Database
9 81 (3.36%) SQL Server
10 71 (2.94%) MySQL
11 55 (2.28%) Blockchain
12 44 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
13 36 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 31 (1.28%) Apache Hive
15 27 (1.12%) HBase
16 26 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
17 24 (0.99%) BigQuery
17 24 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 20 (0.83%) CouchDB
19 18 (0.75%) Riak
Development Applications
1 722 (29.91%) Jenkins
2 455 (18.85%) Git (software)
3 197 (8.16%) Maven
4 134 (5.55%) Gradle
5 133 (5.51%) JIRA
6 118 (4.89%) GitLab
7 87 (3.60%) TeamCity
8 81 (3.36%) Bitbucket
9 79 (3.27%) Cucumber
10 77 (3.19%) Selenium
10 77 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 71 (2.94%) Artifactory
11 71 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 67 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 57 (2.36%) JUnit
13 57 (2.36%) SonarQube
14 52 (2.15%) CircleCI
14 52 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
15 46 (1.91%) gulp
16 45 (1.86%) GoCD
General
1 442 (18.31%) Finance
2 259 (10.73%) Banking
3 76 (3.15%) Retail
4 40 (1.66%) Law
5 32 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.24%) Games
7 29 (1.20%) Legal
8 28 (1.16%) Front Office
9 26 (1.08%) Advertising
10 21 (0.87%) Back Office
10 21 (0.87%) Marketing
10 21 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 18 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.41%) Publishing
13 9 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.29%) Electronics
15 6 (0.25%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.21%) Billing
17 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 908 (37.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 716 (29.66%) Developer
3 333 (13.79%) Java Developer
4 265 (10.98%) AWS DevOps
5 264 (10.94%) AWS Engineer
6 241 (9.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 231 (9.57%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 209 (8.66%) Senior Developer
9 187 (7.75%) Architect
10 123 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
11 103 (4.27%) Senior Java Developer
12 102 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
13 99 (4.10%) Azure DevOps
14 94 (3.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 88 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
16 85 (3.52%) Java Engineer
17 80 (3.31%) Consultant
18 74 (3.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 74 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
19 57 (2.36%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (12.88%) Kafka
2 299 (12.39%) Spring
3 260 (10.77%) Node.js
4 220 (9.11%) REST
5 218 (9.03%) Web Services
6 215 (8.91%) Spring Boot
7 204 (8.45%) React
8 181 (7.50%) RESTful
9 154 (6.38%) .NET
10 147 (6.09%) AngularJS
11 124 (5.14%) HTML
12 101 (4.18%) CSS
13 99 (4.10%) RabbitMQ
14 82 (3.40%) Elastic Stack
15 75 (3.11%) GraphQL
16 70 (2.90%) .NET Core
17 63 (2.61%) Redux
18 62 (2.57%) HTML5
19 56 (2.32%) Express
20 50 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 263 (10.89%) Greenfield Project
2 125 (5.18%) Fintech
3 101 (4.18%) Public Cloud
4 58 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (2.40%) Cloud Native
5 51 (2.11%) iPad
5 51 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 45 (1.86%) User Experience
7 38 (1.57%) Data Structures
8 37 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
9 32 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 30 (1.24%) Management Information System
11 29 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 28 (1.16%) Data Centre
13 25 (1.04%) PKI
14 24 (0.99%) Device Driver
14 24 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
15 16 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.66%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 601 (24.90%) Linux
2 149 (6.17%) Unix
3 125 (5.18%) Windows
4 90 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (2.24%) CentOS
6 42 (1.74%) Ubuntu
7 34 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 33 (1.37%) Windows Server
9 31 (1.28%) Android
10 15 (0.62%) CoreOS
11 7 (0.29%) Debian
12 5 (0.21%) Mesosphere
12 5 (0.21%) Solaris
13 4 (0.17%) DC/OS
13 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.17%) VMS
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.083%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.041%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.041%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,514 (62.72%) DevOps
2 986 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
3 748 (30.99%) Microservices
4 377 (15.62%) TDD
5 375 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
6 274 (11.35%) Test Automation
7 249 (10.31%) Configuration Management
8 248 (10.27%) Continuous Delivery
9 247 (10.23%) Open Source
10 239 (9.90%) Software Engineering
11 217 (8.99%) BDD
12 213 (8.82%) Scrum
13 133 (5.51%) E-Commerce
14 131 (5.43%) Kanban
15 115 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
16 111 (4.60%) Migration
17 106 (4.39%) Analytics
18 102 (4.23%) Mentoring
19 92 (3.81%) Machine Learning
19 92 (3.81%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 894 (37.03%) Java
2 791 (32.77%) Python
3 375 (15.53%) JavaScript
4 262 (10.85%) SQL
5 261 (10.81%) Bash Shell
6 253 (10.48%) Go
7 243 (10.07%) Java 8
8 215 (8.91%) Ruby
9 191 (7.91%) Scala
10 168 (6.96%) Groovy
11 149 (6.17%) C#
12 89 (3.69%) PowerShell
13 87 (3.60%) Perl
14 57 (2.36%) C++
15 54 (2.24%) TypeScript
16 53 (2.20%) Shell Script
17 40 (1.66%) C
17 40 (1.66%) ES6
18 38 (1.57%) PHP
19 31 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 248 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 189 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 47 (1.95%) Degree
4 31 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.46%) RHCE
7 10 (0.41%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.41%) CISM
7 10 (0.41%) CISSP
8 8 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.29%) CISMP
10 6 (0.25%) CISA
10 6 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 6 (0.25%) ISSMP
11 5 (0.21%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.24%) QA
2 13 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.33%) WCAG
4 7 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.25%) GDPR
5 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.17%) PMO
6 4 (0.17%) PSD2
6 4 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.041%) FATCA
7 1 (0.041%) HL7
7 1 (0.041%) SLA
System Software
1 1,922 (79.62%) Docker
2 52 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
2 52 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.62%) Active Directory
4 27 (1.12%) Xen
5 25 (1.04%) NFS
6 21 (0.87%) HDFS
7 12 (0.50%) etcd
8 11 (0.46%) flannel
9 9 (0.37%) Ceph
9 9 (0.37%) SkyDNS
9 9 (0.37%) Squid
10 8 (0.33%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.29%) GlusterFS
11 7 (0.29%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.29%) Snort
12 6 (0.25%) vCloud
13 5 (0.21%) KVM
13 5 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 845 (35.00%) Terraform
2 781 (32.35%) Ansible
3 385 (15.95%) Puppet
4 278 (11.52%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (3.98%) Prometheus
6 90 (3.73%) Mesos
7 80 (3.31%) Packer
8 75 (3.11%) Grafana
9 71 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
10 63 (2.61%) Rancher
11 50 (2.07%) Consul
12 47 (1.95%) Istio
12 47 (1.95%) Nagios
13 44 (1.82%) Kibana
14 33 (1.37%) logstash
15 28 (1.16%) Sysdig
16 27 (1.12%) Salt
17 26 (1.08%) HAProxy
18 25 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
18 25 (1.04%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 287 (11.89%) Google
2 114 (4.72%) Splunk
3 107 (4.43%) Oracle
4 106 (4.39%) Red Hat
5 94 (3.89%) Microsoft
6 80 (3.31%) VMware
7 77 (3.19%) Atlassian
8 57 (2.36%) New Relic
9 46 (1.91%) AppDynamics
10 40 (1.66%) SaltStack
11 26 (1.08%) Dynatrace
12 19 (0.79%) SAP
13 18 (0.75%) Facebook
14 16 (0.66%) hybris
14 16 (0.66%) NetApp
15 14 (0.58%) Greenplum
15 14 (0.58%) MuleSoft
16 13 (0.54%) IBM
16 13 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.54%) ServiceNow