Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 136 262
Rank change year-on-year +67 +126 +335
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1,709 847 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.72% 1.98% 0.98%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.85% 16.26% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,297 625 329
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £675 £625
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 6,610 5,208 5,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.41% 12.19% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,881 3,732 3,691
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 40 33
London median hourly rate £22.48 £26.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +37.12% -5.00%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.45 £14.56
90th Percentile £54.81 £50.52 £40.45
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +10.00% -17.96% +4.05%

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 August 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 17 August 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 +74 404 £556 +1.14% 117
South London +3 182 £525 -2.78% 11
West London +21 109 £525 - 53
East London -3 19 £575 -4.17% 21
North London +7 3 £750 +42.86% 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,440 (84.26%) Docker
2 1,085 (63.49%) DevOps
3 892 (52.19%) Amazon AWS
4 740 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
5 643 (37.62%) Java
6 641 (37.51%) Ansible
7 623 (36.45%) Linux
8 617 (36.10%) Jenkins
9 613 (35.87%) Python
10 565 (33.06%) Terraform
11 431 (25.22%) Puppet
12 423 (24.75%) Git (software)
13 397 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
14 390 (22.82%) Microservices
15 335 (19.60%) TDD
16 316 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
17 280 (16.38%) Security Cleared
18 276 (16.15%) Configuration Management
19 265 (15.51%) Bash Shell
20 257 (15.04%) Scrum
21 254 (14.86%) Finance
22 247 (14.45%) Ruby
23 246 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
24 238 (13.93%) Google Cloud Platform
25 230 (13.46%) SC Cleared
26 222 (12.99%) Kafka
27 218 (12.76%) Open Source
28 211 (12.35%) REST
28 211 (12.35%) JavaScript
29 202 (11.82%) Node.js

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
1 110 (6.44%) Elasticsearch
2 97 (5.68%) Apache
3 87 (5.09%) nginx
4 79 (4.62%) Apache Spark
5 69 (4.04%) Confluence
6 57 (3.34%) Cloud Foundry
7 54 (3.16%) OpenStack
8 36 (2.11%) Apache Solr
9 35 (2.05%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.82%) IIS
11 13 (0.76%) WordPress
12 11 (0.64%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.53%) JBoss
14 8 (0.47%) CMS
14 8 (0.47%) IPython
14 8 (0.47%) Mule
15 7 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
16 6 (0.35%) Ethereum
16 6 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (0.35%) Fireworks
1 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.23%) HipChat
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (0.94%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.059%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 892 (52.19%) Amazon AWS
2 316 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 238 (13.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 128 (7.49%) Amazon EC2
5 111 (6.50%) OpenShift
6 109 (6.38%) GitHub
7 103 (6.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 101 (5.91%) PaaS
9 98 (5.73%) Amazon S3
10 85 (4.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 83 (4.86%) Serverless
12 59 (3.45%) IaaS
13 56 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 53 (3.10%) SaaS
15 49 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
15 49 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
16 41 (2.40%) npm
17 40 (2.34%) Heroku
18 36 (2.11%) Amazon ELB
19 35 (2.05%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 97 (5.68%) DNS
2 93 (5.44%) TCP/IP
3 86 (5.03%) Firewall
4 69 (4.04%) HTTP
4 69 (4.04%) SSL
5 45 (2.63%) Internet
6 25 (1.46%) VPN
7 24 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 19 (1.11%) FTP
9 18 (1.05%) Kerberos
10 16 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
10 16 (0.94%) SSH
11 15 (0.88%) OpenVPN
12 11 (0.64%) SMTP
13 8 (0.47%) Calico
14 7 (0.41%) WAN
15 6 (0.35%) AMQP
15 6 (0.35%) MQTT
15 6 (0.35%) VLAN
16 5 (0.29%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (11.12%) NoSQL
2 187 (10.94%) MongoDB
3 166 (9.71%) PostgreSQL
4 159 (9.30%) Big Data
5 142 (8.31%) MySQL
6 137 (8.02%) Hadoop
7 129 (7.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 75 (4.39%) Redis
9 66 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
10 56 (3.28%) Relational Database
11 42 (2.46%) HBase
12 39 (2.28%) Blockchain
13 33 (1.93%) SQL Server
14 25 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 21 (1.23%) Apache Hive
16 20 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 19 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (0.99%) BigQuery
19 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
20 13 (0.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 617 (36.10%) Jenkins
2 423 (24.75%) Git (software)
3 170 (9.95%) Maven
4 117 (6.85%) GitLab
5 102 (5.97%) Artifactory
6 92 (5.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 85 (4.97%) JIRA
8 79 (4.62%) Gradle
9 72 (4.21%) Cucumber
10 71 (4.15%) JUnit
10 71 (4.15%) SonarQube
11 57 (3.34%) TeamCity
12 55 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 53 (3.10%) Mockito
14 49 (2.87%) Bitbucket
15 48 (2.81%) Vagrant
15 48 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
16 47 (2.75%) Travis CI
17 41 (2.40%) Selenium
18 39 (2.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 254 (14.86%) Finance
2 132 (7.72%) Banking
3 60 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.52%) Retail
5 36 (2.11%) Law
6 23 (1.35%) Marketing
7 21 (1.23%) Publishing
8 19 (1.11%) Games
9 15 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.70%) Front Office
11 10 (0.59%) Electronics
11 10 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.35%) Legal
13 4 (0.23%) Advertising
13 4 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.18%) Billing
15 2 (0.12%) Cantonese Language
15 2 (0.12%) French Language
15 2 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 700 (40.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 501 (29.32%) Developer
3 236 (13.81%) Java Developer
4 208 (12.17%) AWS DevOps
5 200 (11.70%) AWS Engineer
6 181 (10.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 172 (10.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 122 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
9 118 (6.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 108 (6.32%) Senior Developer
11 77 (4.51%) Architect
11 77 (4.51%) Consultant
12 61 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
13 57 (3.34%) DevOps Consultant
14 53 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
15 51 (2.98%) Java Engineer
16 45 (2.63%) Operations Engineer
17 44 (2.57%) Lead Developer
18 42 (2.46%) .NET Developer
18 42 (2.46%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (12.99%) Kafka
2 211 (12.35%) REST
3 202 (11.82%) Node.js
4 187 (10.94%) Spring
5 163 (9.54%) Elastic Stack
6 142 (8.31%) Web Services
7 129 (7.55%) React
8 127 (7.43%) Spring Boot
9 97 (5.68%) RESTful
10 92 (5.38%) HTML
11 86 (5.03%) RabbitMQ
12 80 (4.68%) CSS
13 78 (4.56%) .NET
14 71 (4.15%) ActiveMQ
15 70 (4.10%) AngularJS
16 63 (3.69%) HTML5
17 49 (2.87%) Dropwizard
18 41 (2.40%) React Native
19 38 (2.22%) .NET Core
20 37 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 161 (9.42%) Greenfield Project
2 97 (5.68%) Linux Command Line
3 80 (4.68%) Fintech
4 61 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 52 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (2.57%) Algorithms
7 42 (2.46%) Data Centre
7 42 (2.46%) Mobile App
8 40 (2.34%) User Experience
9 39 (2.28%) iPad
10 28 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 27 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.29%) Clustering
13 18 (1.05%) Fixed Income
14 16 (0.94%) Cloud Native
14 16 (0.94%) Management Information System
15 14 (0.82%) Device Driver
15 14 (0.82%) Replication
15 14 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 623 (36.45%) Linux
2 158 (9.25%) Unix
3 127 (7.43%) CentOS
4 103 (6.03%) Windows
5 94 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 71 (4.15%) Ubuntu
7 62 (3.63%) CoreOS
8 35 (2.05%) Windows Server
9 32 (1.87%) Apple iOS
10 30 (1.76%) Android
10 30 (1.76%) DC/OS
11 19 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.64%) Solaris
12 11 (0.64%) VMS
13 10 (0.59%) Mesosphere
14 7 (0.41%) Debian
15 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.059%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.059%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,085 (63.49%) DevOps
2 740 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
3 397 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
4 390 (22.82%) Microservices
5 335 (19.60%) TDD
6 276 (16.15%) Configuration Management
7 257 (15.04%) Scrum
8 218 (12.76%) Open Source
9 199 (11.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 158 (9.25%) BDD
11 149 (8.72%) Test Automation
12 142 (8.31%) Software Engineering
13 129 (7.55%) E-Commerce
14 119 (6.96%) Migration
15 117 (6.85%) Kanban
16 95 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
17 91 (5.32%) Mentoring
18 78 (4.56%) Load Balancing
19 67 (3.92%) OO
20 66 (3.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 643 (37.62%) Java
2 613 (35.87%) Python
3 265 (15.51%) Bash Shell
4 247 (14.45%) Ruby
5 211 (12.35%) JavaScript
6 202 (11.82%) Go
7 189 (11.06%) Java 8
8 173 (10.12%) Groovy
9 147 (8.60%) Scala
10 128 (7.49%) SQL
11 88 (5.15%) Perl
12 84 (4.92%) C#
13 67 (3.92%) Shell Script
14 59 (3.45%) C++
15 39 (2.28%) PowerShell
16 35 (2.05%) ES6
16 35 (2.05%) PHP
17 28 (1.64%) Clojure
18 26 (1.52%) Kotlin
19 25 (1.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 280 (16.38%) Security Cleared
2 230 (13.46%) SC Cleared
3 35 (2.05%) Degree
4 15 (0.88%) CISSP
5 14 (0.82%) AWS Certification
5 14 (0.82%) CISMP
6 13 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (0.47%) CHECK Team Member
9 6 (0.35%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.18%) CISM
10 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.12%) CISA
11 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.12%) ISSMP
11 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) PMP
11 2 (0.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (7.78%) GCP
2 43 (2.52%) QA
3 13 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.12%) GDPR
5 2 (0.12%) PMO
6 1 (0.059%) HL7
6 1 (0.059%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,440 (84.26%) Docker
2 47 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
3 44 (2.57%) etcd
4 38 (2.22%) flannel
5 37 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (1.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 25 (1.46%) Hyper-V
8 24 (1.40%) HDFS
8 24 (1.40%) VirtualBox
9 16 (0.94%) Active Directory
10 15 (0.88%) Ceph
11 12 (0.70%) KVM
11 12 (0.70%) Squid
11 12 (0.70%) Varnish
12 9 (0.53%) NFS
12 9 (0.53%) Postfix
12 9 (0.53%) SkyDNS
12 9 (0.53%) vCloud
13 8 (0.47%) GlusterFS
14 6 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 641 (37.51%) Ansible
2 565 (33.06%) Terraform
3 431 (25.22%) Puppet
4 246 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
5 126 (7.37%) Mesos
6 98 (5.73%) Prometheus
7 94 (5.50%) Docker Swarm
8 93 (5.44%) Packer
9 79 (4.62%) Consul
10 70 (4.10%) Grafana
11 66 (3.86%) logstash
12 57 (3.34%) Kibana
13 54 (3.16%) HAProxy
14 50 (2.93%) Sysdig
15 41 (2.40%) Rancher
16 38 (2.22%) Nagios
16 38 (2.22%) ZABBIX
17 35 (2.05%) rkt
18 31 (1.81%) Salt
19 25 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 169 (9.89%) Google
2 87 (5.09%) Splunk
3 68 (3.98%) Microsoft
4 59 (3.45%) VMware
5 51 (2.98%) New Relic
6 49 (2.87%) Red Hat
7 39 (2.28%) Hortonworks
7 39 (2.28%) IBM
8 38 (2.22%) AppDynamics
9 32 (1.87%) Oracle
10 29 (1.70%) Atlassian
11 20 (1.17%) SaltStack
12 17 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (0.82%) Adobe
13 14 (0.82%) SAP
14 13 (0.76%) Cloudera
14 13 (0.76%) Sonatype
15 11 (0.64%) Dynatrace
16 6 (0.35%) SOASTA, Inc
16 6 (0.35%) Veritas