Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 137 250
Rank change year-on-year +83 +113 +324
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 2,124 903 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.59% 1.98% 1.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 29.76% 16.26% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,657 681 334
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £438 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £663 £625
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 7,136 5,555 5,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.43% 12.21% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,301 4,050 3,612
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £618
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 46 56
London median hourly rate £20.00 £26.80 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.38% +34.01% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.00 £14.23
90th Percentile £46.77 £165.00 £31.88
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +97 474 £575 +4.55% 151
South London +17 260 £550 - 36
West London +36 121 £535 +1.90% 78
East London +12 33 £575 +6.98% 36
North London 0 3 £750 +42.86% 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,776 (83.62%) Docker
2 1,361 (64.08%) DevOps
3 1,007 (47.41%) Amazon AWS
4 948 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
5 806 (37.95%) Java
6 762 (35.88%) Ansible
7 709 (33.38%) Terraform
8 700 (32.96%) Jenkins
9 682 (32.11%) Python
10 627 (29.52%) Linux
11 541 (25.47%) Microservices
12 491 (23.12%) Git (software)
13 429 (20.20%) Puppet
14 407 (19.16%) Microsoft Azure
15 395 (18.60%) TDD
16 386 (18.17%) Continuous Integration
17 351 (16.53%) Finance
18 294 (13.84%) Opscode Chef
19 287 (13.51%) JavaScript
20 284 (13.37%) Kafka
21 282 (13.28%) Spring
22 278 (13.09%) Security Cleared
23 274 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
24 266 (12.52%) Scrum
25 258 (12.15%) Bash Shell
26 253 (11.91%) Continuous Delivery
26 253 (11.91%) Configuration Management
27 248 (11.68%) Open Source
28 244 (11.49%) Test Automation
29 237 (11.16%) Greenfield Project

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
1 151 (7.11%) Elasticsearch
2 129 (6.07%) Apache
3 108 (5.08%) Apache Spark
4 105 (4.94%) Confluence
5 57 (2.68%) OpenStack
6 55 (2.59%) nginx
7 52 (2.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 51 (2.40%) Apache Solr
9 44 (2.07%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.99%) IIS
11 18 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (0.71%) CMS
13 14 (0.66%) WordPress
14 12 (0.56%) Mule
15 8 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.38%) JBoss
16 7 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
16 7 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
17 6 (0.28%) Ethereum
18 5 (0.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.28%) Fireworks
2 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.24%) HipChat
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.89%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,007 (47.41%) Amazon AWS
2 407 (19.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 274 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 181 (8.52%) OpenShift
5 138 (6.50%) GitHub
5 138 (6.50%) PaaS
6 111 (5.23%) Amazon EC2
7 93 (4.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 85 (4.00%) Serverless
9 84 (3.95%) Amazon S3
10 73 (3.44%) SaaS
11 68 (3.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 65 (3.06%) IaaS
13 47 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
14 40 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 39 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
16 32 (1.51%) Datadog
17 31 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
17 31 (1.46%) Heroku
18 29 (1.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 81 (3.81%) Firewall
2 75 (3.53%) HTTP
3 68 (3.20%) DNS
4 64 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 44 (2.07%) SSL
6 33 (1.55%) Internet
7 23 (1.08%) FTP
7 23 (1.08%) SSH
8 21 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (0.89%) Kerberos
10 17 (0.80%) VPN
11 15 (0.71%) OpenLDAP
12 14 (0.66%) SMTP
13 11 (0.52%) OpenVPN
14 10 (0.47%) VLAN
15 9 (0.42%) BIG-IP
15 9 (0.42%) DMZ
16 8 (0.38%) AMQP
17 7 (0.33%) HTTPS
17 7 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (9.93%) NoSQL
2 191 (8.99%) MongoDB
3 173 (8.15%) Big Data
4 171 (8.05%) Hadoop
5 167 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
6 161 (7.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 100 (4.71%) MySQL
8 89 (4.19%) Relational Database
9 87 (4.10%) Redis
10 68 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
11 60 (2.82%) SQL Server
12 54 (2.54%) HBase
13 46 (2.17%) Blockchain
14 30 (1.41%) Apache Hive
15 28 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (1.22%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
18 17 (0.80%) Neo4j
18 17 (0.80%) Riak
19 16 (0.75%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 700 (32.96%) Jenkins
2 491 (23.12%) Git (software)
3 196 (9.23%) Maven
4 127 (5.98%) JIRA
5 120 (5.65%) GitLab
6 111 (5.23%) Gradle
7 93 (4.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 87 (4.10%) Artifactory
9 86 (4.05%) Cucumber
10 81 (3.81%) SonarQube
10 81 (3.81%) TeamCity
11 80 (3.77%) Bitbucket
12 70 (3.30%) JUnit
13 68 (3.20%) Selenium
14 62 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
15 57 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 54 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
17 49 (2.31%) Mockito
18 46 (2.17%) Visual Studio
19 41 (1.93%) Ant
General
1 351 (16.53%) Finance
2 203 (9.56%) Banking
3 64 (3.01%) Retail
4 43 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.13%) Financial Institution
5 24 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 23 (1.08%) Law
6 23 (1.08%) Marketing
7 22 (1.04%) Games
8 16 (0.75%) Advertising
9 15 (0.71%) Front Office
10 13 (0.61%) Publishing
11 12 (0.56%) Legal
12 5 (0.24%) Billing
13 4 (0.19%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.14%) Electronics
15 2 (0.094%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.094%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.094%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.047%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 837 (39.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 651 (30.65%) Developer
3 309 (14.55%) Java Developer
4 256 (12.05%) AWS DevOps
5 253 (11.91%) AWS Engineer
6 235 (11.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 215 (10.12%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 159 (7.49%) Senior Developer
9 108 (5.08%) Senior DevOps
10 107 (5.04%) Architect
11 105 (4.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 103 (4.85%) Consultant
13 94 (4.43%) Senior Java Developer
14 85 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
15 78 (3.67%) DevOps Consultant
16 71 (3.34%) .NET Developer
17 69 (3.25%) Kubernetes Consultant
18 68 (3.20%) Java Engineer
19 65 (3.06%) C# Developer
20 55 (2.59%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (13.37%) Kafka
2 282 (13.28%) Spring
3 236 (11.11%) REST
4 235 (11.06%) Node.js
5 197 (9.27%) Spring Boot
6 179 (8.43%) Web Services
7 178 (8.38%) React
8 140 (6.59%) RESTful
9 130 (6.12%) .NET
10 110 (5.18%) HTML
11 107 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
12 103 (4.85%) AngularJS
13 95 (4.47%) CSS
14 76 (3.58%) RabbitMQ
15 67 (3.15%) .NET Core
16 62 (2.92%) HTML5
17 57 (2.68%) GraphQL
18 55 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
19 54 (2.54%) ActiveMQ
20 42 (1.98%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 237 (11.16%) Greenfield Project
2 94 (4.43%) Fintech
3 91 (4.28%) Public Cloud
4 59 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
5 52 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 52 (2.45%) Data Centre
6 51 (2.40%) iPad
6 51 (2.40%) User Experience
7 48 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (2.17%) Algorithms
9 41 (1.93%) Data Structures
9 41 (1.93%) Mobile App
10 32 (1.51%) Cloud Native
11 25 (1.18%) Device Driver
12 22 (1.04%) PKI
12 22 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
13 21 (0.99%) Clustering
14 20 (0.94%) Fixed Income
15 18 (0.85%) Derivative
16 16 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 627 (29.52%) Linux
2 164 (7.72%) Unix
3 131 (6.17%) Windows
4 101 (4.76%) CentOS
5 77 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (2.73%) Ubuntu
7 46 (2.17%) CoreOS
8 32 (1.51%) Windows Server
9 29 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 27 (1.27%) Android
11 17 (0.80%) DC/OS
12 13 (0.61%) Solaris
13 10 (0.47%) Mesosphere
14 9 (0.42%) VMS
15 7 (0.33%) Debian
15 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.047%) Amazon Linux
18 1 (0.047%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,361 (64.08%) DevOps
2 948 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
3 541 (25.47%) Microservices
4 395 (18.60%) TDD
5 386 (18.17%) Continuous Integration
6 266 (12.52%) Scrum
7 253 (11.91%) Configuration Management
7 253 (11.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 248 (11.68%) Open Source
9 244 (11.49%) Test Automation
10 198 (9.32%) BDD
11 181 (8.52%) Software Engineering
12 144 (6.78%) Kanban
13 143 (6.73%) E-Commerce
14 126 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
15 123 (5.79%) Migration
16 115 (5.41%) Mentoring
17 88 (4.14%) OO
18 79 (3.72%) Analytics
19 74 (3.48%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 806 (37.95%) Java
2 682 (32.11%) Python
3 287 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 258 (12.15%) Bash Shell
5 230 (10.83%) Java 8
6 226 (10.64%) Go
7 209 (9.84%) Ruby
8 206 (9.70%) Groovy
9 188 (8.85%) Scala
10 166 (7.82%) SQL
11 130 (6.12%) C#
12 66 (3.11%) Shell Script
13 62 (2.92%) Perl
14 61 (2.87%) PowerShell
15 50 (2.35%) C++
16 35 (1.65%) PHP
17 34 (1.60%) ES6
18 29 (1.37%) Kotlin
19 26 (1.22%) TypeScript
20 24 (1.13%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 278 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 208 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 52 (2.45%) Degree
4 24 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.75%) AWS Certification
6 14 (0.66%) CISMP
6 14 (0.66%) CISSP
7 11 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.47%) RHCE
9 8 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.094%) CISA
12 2 (0.094%) CISM
12 2 (0.094%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 2 (0.094%) ISSMP
13 1 (0.047%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.73%) QA
2 14 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.28%) PMO
5 4 (0.19%) WCAG
6 2 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.094%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.094%) GDPR
6 2 (0.094%) HL7
6 2 (0.094%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,776 (83.62%) Docker
2 40 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
3 34 (1.60%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (1.37%) HDFS
6 24 (1.13%) etcd
6 24 (1.13%) flannel
7 23 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 21 (0.99%) NFS
9 14 (0.66%) vCloud
10 13 (0.61%) Squid
11 12 (0.56%) Ceph
11 12 (0.56%) VirtualBox
12 11 (0.52%) Hyper-V
12 11 (0.52%) SkyDNS
12 11 (0.52%) Xen
13 10 (0.47%) GlusterFS
14 9 (0.42%) Postfix
15 6 (0.28%) Varnish
16 4 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 762 (35.88%) Ansible
2 709 (33.38%) Terraform
3 429 (20.20%) Puppet
4 294 (13.84%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (5.79%) Mesos
6 105 (4.94%) Prometheus
7 92 (4.33%) Docker Swarm
8 83 (3.91%) Packer
9 69 (3.25%) Grafana
10 66 (3.11%) Rancher
11 56 (2.64%) Consul
12 49 (2.31%) Kibana
13 48 (2.26%) Sysdig
14 45 (2.12%) Nagios
15 44 (2.07%) logstash
16 34 (1.60%) ZABBIX
17 30 (1.41%) HAProxy
17 30 (1.41%) Salt
18 27 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
19 26 (1.22%) rkt
Vendors
1 206 (9.70%) Google
2 100 (4.71%) Splunk
3 85 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 78 (3.67%) Red Hat
5 77 (3.63%) Oracle
6 59 (2.78%) VMware
7 58 (2.73%) AppDynamics
8 51 (2.40%) Atlassian
9 43 (2.02%) New Relic
10 40 (1.88%) IBM
11 25 (1.18%) Hortonworks
12 18 (0.85%) Cloudera
13 17 (0.80%) Adobe
14 16 (0.75%) SaltStack
15 15 (0.71%) Dynatrace
15 15 (0.71%) hybris
16 13 (0.61%) NetApp
16 13 (0.61%) SAP
17 12 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.56%) Sonatype