Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 177 371
Rank change year-on-year +92 +194 +217
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1,373 606 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.99% 1.52% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.18% 13.09% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,063 444 196
London median daily rate £550 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.77% -3.26%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £688 £675 £634
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -

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 6,189 4,631 4,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.47% 11.65% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,579 3,311 3,244
London median daily rate £525 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.82% +8.00%
10th Percentile £314 £320 £300
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 41 44
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.73% +18.70%
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £16.63
90th Percentile £64.13 £47.00 £53.38
England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year -16.28% +0.80% +6.65%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +81 294 £550 - 110
South London +12 128 £550 +4.76% 10
West London +23 69 £525 +10.53% 56
East London +10 29 £588 -7.84% 24
North London +4 2 £538 - 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1,195 (87.04%) Docker
2 946 (68.90%) DevOps
3 769 (56.01%) Amazon AWS
4 614 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
5 590 (42.97%) Linux
6 572 (41.66%) Ansible
7 554 (40.35%) Python
8 518 (37.73%) Jenkins
9 485 (35.32%) Terraform
10 483 (35.18%) Java
11 408 (29.72%) Puppet
12 401 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
13 321 (23.38%) Git (software)
14 281 (20.47%) Microservices
15 275 (20.03%) Bash Shell
16 268 (19.52%) Ruby
17 259 (18.86%) Configuration Management
18 256 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
19 241 (17.55%) Security Cleared
20 231 (16.82%) TDD
21 210 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
22 197 (14.35%) SC Cleared
23 194 (14.13%) Finance
24 184 (13.40%) NoSQL
25 182 (13.26%) Continuous Delivery
26 180 (13.11%) Scrum
27 178 (12.96%) Groovy
28 176 (12.82%) Unix
29 175 (12.75%) Node.js
30 174 (12.67%) Elastic Stack

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
1 104 (7.57%) nginx
2 96 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
3 82 (5.97%) Apache
4 67 (4.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 62 (4.52%) Apache Spark
6 58 (4.22%) Tomcat
7 55 (4.01%) Confluence
8 49 (3.57%) OpenStack
9 17 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.73%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.66%) JBoss
12 8 (0.58%) IPython
12 8 (0.58%) Mule
13 7 (0.51%) CMS
13 7 (0.51%) Jupyter
14 6 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.44%) Mule ESB
15 5 (0.36%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.36%) WordPress
16 4 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (0.44%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.073%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 769 (56.01%) Amazon AWS
2 256 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (12.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 105 (7.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 104 (7.57%) Amazon EC2
6 87 (6.34%) OpenShift
7 75 (5.46%) Amazon S3
8 73 (5.32%) PaaS
9 72 (5.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 70 (5.10%) Serverless
11 68 (4.95%) GitHub
12 53 (3.86%) AWS Lambda
13 49 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 48 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
15 38 (2.77%) IaaS
15 38 (2.77%) npm
16 31 (2.26%) Amazon ELB
17 28 (2.04%) Heroku
18 27 (1.97%) Datadog
19 25 (1.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 94 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 93 (6.77%) Firewall
3 90 (6.55%) DNS
4 61 (4.44%) HTTP
5 59 (4.30%) SSL
6 37 (2.69%) Internet
7 31 (2.26%) VPN
8 18 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (1.24%) OpenLDAP
10 10 (0.73%) OpenVPN
11 9 (0.66%) FTP
12 8 (0.58%) DHCP
12 8 (0.58%) ICMP
12 8 (0.58%) SMTP
12 8 (0.58%) WAN
13 7 (0.51%) Network Security
14 6 (0.44%) SSH
15 5 (0.36%) 3G
15 5 (0.36%) Broadband
15 5 (0.36%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (13.40%) NoSQL
2 143 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 143 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
3 135 (9.83%) MySQL
4 120 (8.74%) Hadoop
5 107 (7.79%) Big Data
6 86 (6.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 57 (4.15%) Amazon RDS
8 52 (3.79%) Redis
9 31 (2.26%) Relational Database
10 26 (1.89%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.75%) Blockchain
11 24 (1.75%) Neo4j
11 24 (1.75%) SQL Server
12 23 (1.68%) BigQuery
12 23 (1.68%) HBase
13 19 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 17 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
15 16 (1.17%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.95%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 518 (37.73%) Jenkins
2 321 (23.38%) Git (software)
3 119 (8.67%) Maven
4 101 (7.36%) Artifactory
5 97 (7.06%) Sonatype Nexus
6 78 (5.68%) JIRA
7 71 (5.17%) GitLab
8 58 (4.22%) JUnit
9 55 (4.01%) Cucumber
9 55 (4.01%) TeamCity
10 52 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 49 (3.57%) Gradle
12 47 (3.42%) SonarQube
12 47 (3.42%) Vagrant
13 45 (3.28%) Bitbucket
14 43 (3.13%) Mockito
15 37 (2.69%) Gerrit
15 37 (2.69%) Travis CI
16 28 (2.04%) JMeter
17 25 (1.82%) Ant
General
1 194 (14.13%) Finance
2 88 (6.41%) Banking
3 38 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.62%) Retail
5 26 (1.89%) Law
6 20 (1.46%) Marketing
7 17 (1.24%) Publishing
8 15 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.87%) Games
10 11 (0.80%) Electronics
10 11 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.29%) Advertising
12 4 (0.29%) Front Office
12 4 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.22%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Cantonese Language
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 652 (47.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 330 (24.03%) Developer
3 213 (15.51%) AWS DevOps
4 201 (14.64%) AWS Engineer
5 179 (13.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 177 (12.89%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 123 (8.96%) Senior DevOps
8 118 (8.59%) Java Developer
9 115 (8.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 79 (5.75%) Consultant
11 66 (4.81%) Cloud Engineer
12 62 (4.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 60 (4.37%) Architect
13 60 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
14 57 (4.15%) Senior Developer
15 56 (4.08%) DevOps Consultant
16 47 (3.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 46 (3.35%) Java Engineer
18 45 (3.28%) Platform Engineer
19 40 (2.91%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (12.75%) Node.js
2 174 (12.67%) Elastic Stack
3 160 (11.65%) Kafka
4 147 (10.71%) Web Services
5 114 (8.30%) REST
6 104 (7.57%) RESTful
7 100 (7.28%) Spring
8 82 (5.97%) React
9 74 (5.39%) RabbitMQ
10 67 (4.88%) ActiveMQ
11 61 (4.44%) HTML
12 57 (4.15%) CSS
13 51 (3.71%) LEMP Stack
14 48 (3.50%) .NET
15 46 (3.35%) Spring Boot
16 43 (3.13%) HTML5
17 42 (3.06%) AngularJS
18 39 (2.84%) React Native
19 37 (2.69%) Dropwizard
20 34 (2.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.25%) Greenfield Project
2 92 (6.70%) Linux Command Line
3 53 (3.86%) Fintech
4 51 (3.71%) Public Cloud
5 36 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (2.26%) iPad
7 25 (1.82%) Data Centre
8 24 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 23 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.60%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.46%) User Experience
12 18 (1.31%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.95%) Clustering
14 11 (0.80%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.73%) Cloud Native
15 10 (0.73%) Replication
16 9 (0.66%) CESG
16 9 (0.66%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
17 8 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 590 (42.97%) Linux
2 176 (12.82%) Unix
3 144 (10.49%) CentOS
4 125 (9.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (4.88%) Windows
6 56 (4.08%) CoreOS
7 53 (3.86%) Ubuntu
8 24 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 24 (1.75%) DC/OS
9 22 (1.60%) Windows Server
10 17 (1.24%) Android
11 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.80%) Solaris
13 7 (0.51%) VMS
14 6 (0.44%) Debian
15 5 (0.36%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.29%) Mesosphere
17 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
18 1 (0.073%) AIX
18 1 (0.073%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 946 (68.90%) DevOps
2 614 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
3 401 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
4 281 (20.47%) Microservices
5 259 (18.86%) Configuration Management
6 231 (16.82%) TDD
7 182 (13.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 180 (13.11%) Scrum
9 165 (12.02%) Open Source
10 135 (9.83%) BDD
11 132 (9.61%) Software Engineering
12 120 (8.74%) E-Commerce
13 114 (8.30%) Test Automation
14 90 (6.55%) Load Balancing
15 84 (6.12%) Kanban
16 79 (5.75%) Migration
17 76 (5.54%) Mentoring
18 74 (5.39%) Deployment Automation
19 64 (4.66%) Problem-Solving
20 54 (3.93%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 554 (40.35%) Python
2 483 (35.18%) Java
3 275 (20.03%) Bash Shell
4 268 (19.52%) Ruby
5 178 (12.96%) Groovy
6 171 (12.45%) JavaScript
7 169 (12.31%) Go
8 116 (8.45%) Scala
9 105 (7.65%) SQL
10 104 (7.57%) Java 8
11 98 (7.14%) Perl
12 64 (4.66%) Shell Script
13 51 (3.71%) C++
14 46 (3.35%) C#
15 42 (3.06%) PHP
16 27 (1.97%) PowerShell
17 26 (1.89%) Clojure
18 21 (1.53%) ES6
19 19 (1.38%) C
20 12 (0.87%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 241 (17.55%) Security Cleared
2 197 (14.35%) SC Cleared
3 40 (2.91%) Degree
4 18 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.87%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.73%) CISSP
7 8 (0.58%) CHECK Team Member
7 8 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (0.44%) CISMP
8 6 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.29%) CISM
10 4 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.29%) PMP
11 3 (0.22%) CISA
12 2 (0.15%) CEH
12 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.65%) GCP
2 37 (2.69%) QA
3 11 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.22%) PSD2
6 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.073%) GDPR
6 1 (0.073%) PMO
System Software
1 1,195 (87.04%) Docker
2 31 (2.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 31 (2.26%) etcd
3 29 (2.11%) flannel
3 29 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (1.60%) VirtualBox
6 20 (1.46%) Hyper-V
7 19 (1.38%) HDFS
8 12 (0.87%) Active Directory
9 10 (0.73%) Ceph
9 10 (0.73%) KVM
10 9 (0.66%) Squid
11 8 (0.58%) Varnish
11 8 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.29%) Postfix
12 4 (0.29%) vCloud
13 3 (0.22%) LXC
13 3 (0.22%) NFS
14 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 572 (41.66%) Ansible
2 485 (35.32%) Terraform
3 408 (29.72%) Puppet
4 210 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
5 118 (8.59%) Mesos
6 93 (6.77%) logstash
7 92 (6.70%) Packer
8 88 (6.41%) Consul
9 83 (6.05%) Docker Swarm
10 81 (5.90%) Prometheus
11 76 (5.54%) Kibana
12 71 (5.17%) Grafana
13 53 (3.86%) HAProxy
14 41 (2.99%) Rancher
15 38 (2.77%) Nagios
16 33 (2.40%) ZABBIX
17 30 (2.18%) Sysdig
18 27 (1.97%) rkt
19 26 (1.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
19 26 (1.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 119 (8.67%) Google
2 104 (7.57%) Splunk
3 86 (6.26%) Red Hat
4 46 (3.35%) AppDynamics
5 39 (2.84%) New Relic
5 39 (2.84%) Oracle
5 39 (2.84%) VMware
6 34 (2.48%) Atlassian
6 34 (2.48%) Hortonworks
7 32 (2.33%) Microsoft
8 28 (2.04%) SaltStack
9 19 (1.38%) IBM
10 16 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.95%) ServiceNow
12 11 (0.80%) SAP
13 10 (0.73%) Sonatype
14 8 (0.58%) Veritas
15 7 (0.51%) Cloudera
15 7 (0.51%) Dynatrace
16 6 (0.44%) ForgeRock