Period
to

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 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 19 17 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 3,050 2,268 1,419
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.84% 8.48% 8.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 46.28% 48.25% 48.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,354 1,745 1,116
10th Percentile £475 £444 £431
25th Percentile £545 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £551 £550
Median % change year-on-year +17.97% +0.18% -3.51%
75th Percentile £738 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £713 £705
England median daily rate £625 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
10th Percentile - £49.07 -
25th Percentile £76.56 £51.73 £12.25
Median hourly rate £78.44 £58.78 £12.50
Median % change year-on-year +33.44% +370.24% -74.56%
75th Percentile £80.39 £63.20 £12.75
90th Percentile £81.66 £64.28 -
England median hourly rate £69.06 £51.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +34.10% +3.00% +1.77%

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 6,591 4,701 2,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.95% 17.58% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,000 3,417 2,153
10th Percentile £413 £406 £363
25th Percentile £510 £475 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £703 £638 £619
90th Percentile £800 £713 £700
England median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 15 31
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.03 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £16.23 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.00 £19.39
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% +18.62% -8.75%
75th Percentile £41.52 £59.41 £31.13
90th Percentile £78.45 £65.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £21.89 £24.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -8.79% +23.08% +5.41%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in London.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in London over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in London.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +9 322 £631 +5.17% 199
South London +4 56 £600 +15.66% 6
West London -15 40 £541 -2.52% 60
East London -4 6 £702 +14.15% 59
North London - 1 - - 8
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 1,764 (57.84%) Docker
2 1,631 (53.48%) DevOps
3 1,429 (46.85%) CI/CD
4 1,308 (42.89%) AWS
5 1,297 (42.52%) Azure
6 1,226 (40.20%) Terraform
7 1,159 (38.00%) Agile
8 1,080 (35.41%) Python
9 1,010 (33.11%) Java
10 897 (29.41%) Microservices
11 822 (26.95%) Jenkins
12 610 (20.00%) Finance
13 571 (18.72%) GCP
14 569 (18.66%) Ansible
15 564 (18.49%) Linux
16 551 (18.07%) Kafka
17 514 (16.85%) Git (software)
18 436 (14.30%) Social Skills
19 434 (14.23%) Software Engineering
20 423 (13.87%) JavaScript
21 422 (13.84%) TDD
22 410 (13.44%) SQL
23 373 (12.23%) .NET
24 366 (12.00%) Scrum
25 361 (11.84%) Infrastructure as Code
26 350 (11.48%) Test Automation
27 337 (11.05%) React
28 336 (11.02%) GitLab
29 330 (10.82%) Security Cleared
30 327 (10.72%) Banking

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
1 127 (4.16%) Confluence
2 116 (3.80%) Apache Spark
3 115 (3.77%) Apache
4 93 (3.05%) nginx
5 81 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
6 79 (2.59%) OpenStack
7 52 (1.70%) Apache Airflow
8 39 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 32 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 28 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
11 18 (0.59%) IIS
12 17 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.52%) Sitefinity
13 16 (0.52%) Traefik
14 15 (0.49%) CMS
15 13 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
16 11 (0.36%) Camunda
16 11 (0.36%) SharePoint
17 10 (0.33%) Apache Solr
18 9 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.033%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.16%) MoSes
1 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.098%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 3 (0.098%) RMDS
4 2 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.033%) Magento
5 1 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.033%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,308 (42.89%) AWS
2 1,297 (42.52%) Azure
3 571 (18.72%) GCP
4 326 (10.69%) Serverless
5 261 (8.56%) GitHub
6 247 (8.10%) OpenShift
7 246 (8.07%) Azure AKS
8 204 (6.69%) PaaS
9 192 (6.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 192 (6.30%) AWS Lambda
10 164 (5.38%) Amazon EKS
11 137 (4.49%) Google Kubernetes Engine
12 129 (4.23%) SaaS
13 121 (3.97%) IaaS
14 114 (3.74%) Amazon S3
15 102 (3.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 102 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
16 89 (2.92%) Amazon ECS
17 86 (2.82%) npm
18 78 (2.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.98%) DNS
2 81 (2.66%) Firewall
3 53 (1.74%) Internet
4 52 (1.70%) HTTP
5 47 (1.54%) SSL
6 42 (1.38%) VPN
7 29 (0.95%) SSH
8 27 (0.89%) MQTT
8 27 (0.89%) TCP/IP
9 19 (0.62%) FTP
9 19 (0.62%) IPsec
9 19 (0.62%) SMTP
10 18 (0.59%) VLAN
11 16 (0.52%) IKE
11 16 (0.52%) IPv4
11 16 (0.52%) WAN
12 15 (0.49%) Network Security
13 13 (0.43%) DHCP
14 11 (0.36%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
2 179 (5.87%) NoSQL
3 175 (5.74%) MongoDB
4 143 (4.69%) Big Data
5 116 (3.80%) MySQL
6 110 (3.61%) SQL Server
7 93 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
8 89 (2.92%) Relational Database
9 75 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 56 (1.84%) Redis
11 54 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
12 49 (1.61%) Hadoop
13 48 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 48 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
14 43 (1.41%) BigQuery
15 42 (1.38%) Delta Lake
16 33 (1.08%) Data Lake
17 26 (0.85%) Neo4j
18 20 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
19 18 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 822 (26.95%) Jenkins
2 514 (16.85%) Git (software)
3 336 (11.02%) GitLab
4 325 (10.66%) Maven
5 249 (8.16%) JIRA
6 241 (7.90%) Gradle
7 159 (5.21%) TeamCity
8 115 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 105 (3.44%) CircleCI
10 82 (2.69%) Artifactory
11 81 (2.66%) Bitbucket
12 72 (2.36%) Cucumber
13 67 (2.20%) Travis CI
14 61 (2.00%) gulp
15 54 (1.77%) SonarQube
16 49 (1.61%) JUnit
17 34 (1.11%) Selenium
18 32 (1.05%) Mockito
19 26 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 18 (0.59%) Hudson
General
1 610 (20.00%) Finance
2 436 (14.30%) Social Skills
3 327 (10.72%) Banking
4 153 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 151 (4.95%) Public Sector
6 109 (3.57%) Investment Banking
7 80 (2.62%) Retail
8 74 (2.43%) Front Office
9 55 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 43 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 41 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
12 33 (1.08%) Games
12 33 (1.08%) Legal
13 32 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
14 24 (0.79%) Law
15 17 (0.56%) Marketing
16 13 (0.43%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.33%) Back Office
18 10 (0.33%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 932 (30.56%) Developer
2 864 (28.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 331 (10.85%) Java Developer
4 300 (9.84%) Architect
5 251 (8.23%) AWS Engineer
6 238 (7.80%) Azure Engineer
7 223 (7.31%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 184 (6.03%) Senior Developer
9 179 (5.87%) Cloud Engineer
10 175 (5.74%) AWS DevOps
11 155 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 152 (4.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 150 (4.92%) Python Developer
14 125 (4.10%) Software Engineer
15 121 (3.97%) Azure DevOps
16 109 (3.57%) Senior DevOps
17 104 (3.41%) .NET Developer
18 98 (3.21%) Java Engineer
19 96 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
20 94 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (18.07%) Kafka
2 373 (12.23%) .NET
3 337 (11.05%) React
4 327 (10.72%) Spring
5 301 (9.87%) Node.js
6 280 (9.18%) REST
7 269 (8.82%) Spring Boot
8 150 (4.92%) RESTful
9 149 (4.89%) HTML
10 145 (4.75%) CSS
11 123 (4.03%) .NET Core
12 115 (3.77%) Flask
13 110 (3.61%) Django
14 105 (3.44%) .NET Framework
14 105 (3.44%) AngularJS
15 92 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
16 81 (2.66%) ASP.NET
17 79 (2.59%) Pandas
18 77 (2.52%) GraphQL
19 74 (2.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 313 (10.26%) Cloud Native
2 161 (5.28%) Public Cloud
3 150 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
4 77 (2.52%) Private Cloud
5 69 (2.26%) User Experience
6 61 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 61 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 56 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 54 (1.77%) Algorithms
9 45 (1.48%) Hedge funds
10 44 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
10 44 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
11 42 (1.38%) Media Streaming
11 42 (1.38%) PKI
12 41 (1.34%) Video\Live Streaming
13 37 (1.21%) Management Information System
14 34 (1.11%) IoT
14 34 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
15 28 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 564 (18.49%) Linux
2 150 (4.92%) Windows
3 115 (3.77%) Unix
4 83 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (1.21%) Ubuntu
6 33 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.92%) VMS
8 27 (0.89%) CentOS
9 25 (0.82%) Android
10 24 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.56%) Debian
12 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.098%) Alpine Linux
14 3 (0.098%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.098%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.098%) Solaris
15 2 (0.066%) AIX
15 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,631 (53.48%) DevOps
2 1,429 (46.85%) CI/CD
3 1,159 (38.00%) Agile
4 897 (29.41%) Microservices
5 434 (14.23%) Software Engineering
6 422 (13.84%) TDD
7 366 (12.00%) Scrum
8 361 (11.84%) Infrastructure as Code
9 350 (11.48%) Test Automation
10 261 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
11 225 (7.38%) Fintech
12 222 (7.28%) Analytics
12 222 (7.28%) Configuration Management
13 221 (7.25%) BDD
14 220 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
15 214 (7.02%) Open Source
16 193 (6.33%) Event-Driven
17 184 (6.03%) Full Stack Development
18 181 (5.93%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 180 (5.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (35.41%) Python
2 1,010 (33.11%) Java
3 423 (13.87%) JavaScript
4 410 (13.44%) SQL
5 325 (10.66%) Bash
6 322 (10.56%) C#
7 292 (9.57%) Go
8 221 (7.25%) PowerShell
9 180 (5.90%) TypeScript
10 132 (4.33%) Scala
11 113 (3.70%) Groovy
12 104 (3.41%) Ruby
13 79 (2.59%) C++
14 74 (2.43%) C
15 59 (1.93%) Kotlin
16 47 (1.54%) Perl
17 46 (1.51%) Shell Script
18 37 (1.21%) PHP
19 25 (0.82%) Rust
20 24 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 330 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 305 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 74 (2.43%) Degree
4 56 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 42 (1.38%) AWS Certification
6 23 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.43%) CISSP
8 9 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.26%) CISM
10 6 (0.20%) CCA
10 6 (0.20%) CCIE
10 6 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.16%) CISA
11 5 (0.16%) CRISC
11 5 (0.16%) OCP
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.16%) RHCE
12 4 (0.13%) HND
12 4 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.31%) QA
2 20 (0.66%) GDPR
3 14 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.43%) NCSC
5 11 (0.36%) Accessibility
6 6 (0.20%) SLA
7 4 (0.13%) NIST
7 4 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
8 2 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.066%) EMIR
8 2 (0.066%) MiFID
8 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.033%) DICOM
9 1 (0.033%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.033%) FATCA
9 1 (0.033%) HL7
9 1 (0.033%) IFRS
9 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.033%) WAI
9 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,764 (57.84%) Docker
2 72 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 29 (0.95%) vCloud
5 24 (0.79%) vSphere
6 22 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.62%) Ceph
8 18 (0.59%) NFS
9 16 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.30%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 9 (0.30%) KVM
12 8 (0.26%) oVirt
13 7 (0.23%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.16%) LXC
14 5 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.098%) Hyper-V
16 3 (0.098%) Platform Symphony
17 2 (0.066%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 1,226 (40.20%) Terraform
2 569 (18.66%) Ansible
3 219 (7.18%) Prometheus
4 195 (6.39%) Grafana
5 156 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
6 154 (5.05%) Puppet
7 121 (3.97%) Istio
8 79 (2.59%) Packer
9 69 (2.26%) Consul
10 60 (1.97%) Kibana
11 45 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
12 42 (1.38%) ZABBIX
13 30 (0.98%) Rancher
14 28 (0.92%) HAProxy
15 23 (0.75%) logstash
16 21 (0.69%) Argo
17 18 (0.59%) Mesos
18 15 (0.49%) Nagios
19 14 (0.46%) Graphite
19 14 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 311 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 241 (7.90%) Google
3 125 (4.10%) Oracle
4 123 (4.03%) VMware
5 117 (3.84%) Databricks
6 116 (3.80%) Splunk
7 86 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 57 (1.87%) Dynatrace
9 55 (1.80%) IBM
10 44 (1.44%) MuleSoft
11 38 (1.25%) AppDynamics
12 30 (0.98%) Cloudera
12 30 (0.98%) Pega
13 29 (0.95%) Sitecore
14 27 (0.89%) Atlassian
15 26 (0.85%) CA
16 24 (0.79%) PagerDuty
17 23 (0.75%) Cisco
17 23 (0.75%) SAP
18 22 (0.72%) New Relic