Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 51 139
Rank change year-on-year +19 +88 +98
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 2,108 2,254 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.89% 4.87% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 39.14% 31.24% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,613 1,753 749
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £438 £431
90th Percentile £718 £700 £663
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
London median hourly rate £54.78 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.52% - -
England median hourly rate £42.25 £47.33 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.73% +35.23% -

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 5,386 7,214 5,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.06% 15.58% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,933 5,367 4,335
London median daily rate £550 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.87% +5.90% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 77 58
London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -22.33% +32.05%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.31 £11.94
90th Percentile £47.43 £39.02 £165.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.26
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.42% -23.31%

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 16 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 16 November 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 +10 467 £575 - 250
South London 0 124 £575 +4.55% 36
East London +28 37 £555 -3.48% 45
West London -49 29 £550 +2.33% 66
North London +12 7 £550 -26.67% 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 1,470 (69.73%) Docker
2 1,278 (60.63%) DevOps
3 1,030 (48.86%) AWS
4 788 (37.38%) Terraform
5 767 (36.39%) Agile Software Development
6 744 (35.29%) Python
7 705 (33.44%) Microservices
8 685 (32.50%) Java
9 641 (30.41%) Azure
10 551 (26.14%) Ansible
11 517 (24.53%) Jenkins
12 458 (21.73%) GCP
13 453 (21.49%) Linux
14 364 (17.27%) Finance
15 311 (14.75%) Git (software)
16 305 (14.47%) Kafka
17 297 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
18 295 (13.99%) Google
19 273 (12.95%) JavaScript
20 255 (12.10%) SQL
21 253 (12.00%) Infrastructure as Code
22 250 (11.86%) Software Engineering
22 250 (11.86%) TDD
23 236 (11.20%) Puppet
24 229 (10.86%) Security Cleared
25 221 (10.48%) Node.js
26 210 (9.96%) Banking
27 209 (9.91%) Go
28 207 (9.82%) Web Services
29 205 (9.72%) SC Cleared

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
1 148 (7.02%) Apache Spark
2 130 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
3 93 (4.41%) Confluence
4 58 (2.75%) Apache
5 56 (2.66%) nginx
6 26 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 23 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.00%) IIS
9 19 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
9 19 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
10 15 (0.71%) SAS
11 10 (0.47%) Pachyderm
12 8 (0.38%) Jupyter
13 7 (0.33%) CMS
13 7 (0.33%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.24%) Magnolia
15 5 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
16 4 (0.19%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.047%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.047%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1,030 (48.86%) AWS
2 641 (30.41%) Azure
3 458 (21.73%) GCP
4 197 (9.35%) OpenShift
5 188 (8.92%) Serverless
6 143 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 142 (6.74%) AWS Lambda
8 136 (6.45%) Amazon S3
9 119 (5.65%) GitHub
10 112 (5.31%) Amazon EC2
11 106 (5.03%) PaaS
12 95 (4.51%) Amazon SQS
13 91 (4.32%) Amazon ECS
14 57 (2.70%) IaaS
15 51 (2.42%) SaaS
16 42 (1.99%) Amazon EKS
17 29 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 25 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
18 25 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
19 24 (1.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.51%) HTTP
2 47 (2.23%) Firewall
3 41 (1.94%) DNS
4 39 (1.85%) VPN
5 35 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.57%) Network Security
7 26 (1.23%) SSL
8 22 (1.04%) WAN
9 16 (0.76%) Internet
10 15 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (0.66%) VLAN
12 13 (0.62%) FTP
13 12 (0.57%) DHCP
14 6 (0.28%) LAN
15 5 (0.24%) AMQP
15 5 (0.24%) Kerberos
15 5 (0.24%) NetScaler
16 3 (0.14%) IPsec
17 2 (0.095%) Cisco IOS
17 2 (0.095%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (9.44%) NoSQL
2 195 (9.25%) PostgreSQL
3 177 (8.40%) Big Data
4 131 (6.21%) Hadoop
5 129 (6.12%) MongoDB
6 103 (4.89%) Amazon RDS
7 102 (4.84%) Amazon Redshift
8 100 (4.74%) Relational Database
9 88 (4.17%) MySQL
10 78 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 76 (3.61%) Redis
12 54 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 47 (2.23%) BigQuery
14 46 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
14 46 (2.18%) SQL Server
15 42 (1.99%) RDBMS
16 38 (1.80%) Apache Hive
17 36 (1.71%) Data Lake
18 32 (1.52%) Flink
19 31 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 517 (24.53%) Jenkins
2 311 (14.75%) Git (software)
3 151 (7.16%) JIRA
4 102 (4.84%) GitLab
5 80 (3.80%) Artifactory
6 79 (3.75%) TeamCity
7 72 (3.42%) Maven
8 62 (2.94%) CircleCI
9 58 (2.75%) Gradle
10 50 (2.37%) Selenium
11 45 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 45 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 43 (2.04%) Bitbucket
13 40 (1.90%) Cucumber
13 40 (1.90%) JUnit
14 38 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 38 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
15 35 (1.66%) Travis CI
16 29 (1.38%) SonarQube
17 27 (1.28%) RStudio
General
1 364 (17.27%) Finance
2 210 (9.96%) Banking
3 89 (4.22%) Front Office
4 81 (3.84%) Public Sector
5 51 (2.42%) Retail
6 37 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 32 (1.52%) Legal
8 26 (1.23%) Law
9 21 (1.00%) Marketing
10 19 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.66%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.47%) Games
14 9 (0.43%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.33%) Electronics
15 7 (0.33%) Publishing
16 5 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.19%) Advertising
17 4 (0.19%) Automotive
17 4 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 724 (34.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 613 (29.08%) Developer
3 231 (10.96%) Java Developer
4 212 (10.06%) AWS Engineer
4 212 (10.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 192 (9.11%) Architect
6 181 (8.59%) AWS DevOps
7 152 (7.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 127 (6.02%) Senior Developer
9 120 (5.69%) Python Engineer
10 116 (5.50%) Senior DevOps
11 110 (5.22%) Azure DevOps
12 107 (5.08%) Azure Engineer
12 107 (5.08%) Data Engineer
13 106 (5.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 95 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
15 92 (4.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 88 (4.17%) AWS Developer
16 88 (4.17%) Python Developer
17 64 (3.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (14.47%) Kafka
2 221 (10.48%) Node.js
3 207 (9.82%) Web Services
4 204 (9.68%) Spring
5 169 (8.02%) .NET
6 155 (7.35%) REST
7 142 (6.74%) React
8 131 (6.21%) AngularJS
9 120 (5.69%) Spring Boot
10 101 (4.79%) .NET Core
10 101 (4.79%) RESTful
11 87 (4.13%) HTML
12 77 (3.65%) GraphQL
13 75 (3.56%) CSS
14 72 (3.42%) Elastic Stack
15 57 (2.70%) JSON
16 53 (2.51%) Redux
17 50 (2.37%) PySpark
18 47 (2.23%) Pandas
19 46 (2.18%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 185 (8.78%) Greenfield Project
2 77 (3.65%) Public Cloud
3 54 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (2.47%) Cloud Native
4 52 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 52 (2.47%) Fixed Income
5 42 (1.99%) Derivative
6 40 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
7 38 (1.80%) User Experience
8 37 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 29 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 21 (1.00%) PKI
14 19 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 16 (0.76%) Replication
17 14 (0.66%) Equities
17 14 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 453 (21.49%) Linux
2 110 (5.22%) Unix
3 101 (4.79%) Windows
4 58 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 32 (1.52%) CentOS
7 27 (1.28%) Android
8 23 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.81%) CoreOS
11 10 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.43%) Debian
13 7 (0.33%) VMS
14 6 (0.28%) Mesosphere
15 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.14%) Solaris
17 2 (0.095%) AIX
17 2 (0.095%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,278 (60.63%) DevOps
2 767 (36.39%) Agile Software Development
3 705 (33.44%) Microservices
4 297 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
5 253 (12.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 250 (11.86%) Software Engineering
6 250 (11.86%) TDD
7 197 (9.35%) Migration
8 184 (8.73%) Configuration Management
9 168 (7.97%) Test Automation
10 161 (7.64%) Open Source
11 160 (7.59%) Scrum
12 140 (6.64%) Fintech
13 128 (6.07%) BDD
14 119 (5.65%) Analytics
15 103 (4.89%) Continuous Delivery
16 102 (4.84%) Data Science
17 100 (4.74%) Continuous Deployment
17 100 (4.74%) E-Commerce
18 98 (4.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 744 (35.29%) Python
2 685 (32.50%) Java
3 273 (12.95%) JavaScript
4 255 (12.10%) SQL
5 209 (9.91%) Go
6 183 (8.68%) C#
7 149 (7.07%) Bash Shell
8 127 (6.02%) Scala
9 125 (5.93%) Java 8
10 124 (5.88%) Ruby
11 79 (3.75%) PowerShell
12 73 (3.46%) TypeScript
13 60 (2.85%) Groovy
14 57 (2.70%) R
15 51 (2.42%) Shell Script
16 40 (1.90%) PHP
17 35 (1.66%) Perl
18 34 (1.61%) C++
19 32 (1.52%) Kotlin
20 31 (1.47%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 229 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 205 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 67 (3.18%) Degree
4 64 (3.04%) AWS Certification
5 21 (1.00%) CISSP
6 19 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.62%) IISP
7 13 (0.62%) MCSA
7 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.33%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.24%) MCSE
12 4 (0.19%) CCA
12 4 (0.19%) CEH
13 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.095%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 2 (0.095%) CISM
14 2 (0.095%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.99%) QA
2 18 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.38%) PSD2
4 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.28%) SLA
5 5 (0.24%) GDPR
6 4 (0.19%) MiFID
7 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.095%) COBIT
9 1 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.047%) NIST
9 1 (0.047%) PMO
System Software
1 1,470 (69.73%) Docker
2 43 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (0.90%) vSphere
6 11 (0.52%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.47%) HDFS
8 8 (0.38%) OpenAM
8 8 (0.38%) OpenDJ
9 6 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.24%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.24%) OpenIDM
10 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.24%) XenApp
10 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.14%) KVM
11 3 (0.14%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 788 (37.38%) Terraform
2 551 (26.14%) Ansible
3 236 (11.20%) Puppet
4 158 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (3.98%) Packer
6 80 (3.80%) Prometheus
7 71 (3.37%) Consul
8 66 (3.13%) Grafana
9 51 (2.42%) Docker Swarm
10 49 (2.32%) Kibana
11 37 (1.76%) Mesos
12 30 (1.42%) Istio
13 25 (1.19%) Salt
14 23 (1.09%) Marathon
15 22 (1.04%) Kubeflow
16 21 (1.00%) logstash
17 20 (0.95%) ZABBIX
18 18 (0.85%) Graphite
19 13 (0.62%) CASB
19 13 (0.62%) Rancher
Vendors
1 295 (13.99%) Google
2 116 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 59 (2.80%) Oracle
4 51 (2.42%) Splunk
5 46 (2.18%) Red Hat
6 40 (1.90%) VMware
7 33 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 26 (1.23%) Databricks
9 25 (1.19%) Greenplum
10 23 (1.09%) SaltStack
11 22 (1.04%) IBM
12 21 (1.00%) Hortonworks
12 21 (1.00%) New Relic
13 20 (0.95%) Informatica
13 20 (0.95%) Talend
14 19 (0.90%) Cloudera
14 19 (0.90%) SAP
15 18 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (0.71%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.52%) ForgeRock