Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > London
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 88 200
Rank change year-on-year +52 +112 +208
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 2,600 1,277 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.16% 2.76% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 38.48% 20.62% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,981 1,001 397
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +5.77%
10th Percentile £450 £433 £425
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -23.81% -

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 6,756 6,194 4,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.99% 13.41% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,857 4,592 3,333
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 81 48
London median hourly rate £25.50 £24.92 £24.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +1.26% +9.38%
10th Percentile £15.77 £13.00 £14.73
90th Percentile £52.88 £55.00 £48.24
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% -16.67% -

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 21 April 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
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 21 April 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 +80 670 £550 -1.79% 84
South London +14 185 £575 +4.55% 20
West London +25 94 £550 +4.76% 19
East London +5 65 £620 +5.45% 6
North London -9 1 - - 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1,969 (75.73%) Docker
2 1,557 (59.88%) DevOps
3 1,304 (50.15%) Amazon AWS
4 997 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
5 996 (38.31%) Java
6 921 (35.42%) Terraform
7 858 (33.00%) Microservices
8 848 (32.62%) Python
9 787 (30.27%) Ansible
10 780 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 758 (29.15%) Jenkins
12 707 (27.19%) Linux
13 532 (20.46%) Finance
14 479 (18.42%) Git (software)
15 424 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
16 419 (16.12%) JavaScript
17 401 (15.42%) Google Cloud Platform
18 399 (15.35%) TDD
19 376 (14.46%) Kafka
20 365 (14.04%) Puppet
21 318 (12.23%) SQL
22 312 (12.00%) Node.js
23 297 (11.42%) Security Cleared
24 293 (11.27%) Google
25 290 (11.15%) Bash Shell
26 289 (11.12%) Software Engineering
27 286 (11.00%) Java 8
28 284 (10.92%) Spring
29 280 (10.77%) Web Services
30 255 (9.81%) 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
1 132 (5.08%) nginx
2 127 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 125 (4.81%) Confluence
4 99 (3.81%) Apache Spark
5 94 (3.62%) Apache
6 67 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 66 (2.54%) OpenStack
8 59 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 30 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 25 (0.96%) CMS
11 20 (0.77%) IIS
12 18 (0.69%) JBoss
13 16 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.58%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.42%) SharePoint
16 10 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
16 10 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
17 9 (0.35%) Jetty
17 9 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 7 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.077%) GIMP
5 1 (0.038%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (1.00%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.27%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.077%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.038%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.038%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,304 (50.15%) Amazon AWS
2 780 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 401 (15.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 217 (8.35%) OpenShift
5 216 (8.31%) Serverless
6 204 (7.85%) GitHub
7 202 (7.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 165 (6.35%) Amazon EC2
9 156 (6.00%) Amazon S3
10 153 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
11 142 (5.46%) PaaS
12 96 (3.69%) Amazon SQS
13 69 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 56 (2.15%) IaaS
15 52 (2.00%) Apigee
16 50 (1.92%) SaaS
17 48 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 48 (1.85%) npm
18 43 (1.65%) Google App Engine
19 41 (1.58%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.77%) HTTP
2 68 (2.62%) Firewall
3 64 (2.46%) DNS
4 63 (2.42%) VPN
5 56 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 55 (2.12%) SSL
7 38 (1.46%) FTP
8 36 (1.38%) Internet
9 24 (0.92%) IPsec
10 21 (0.81%) DHCP
11 17 (0.65%) DSL
12 12 (0.46%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.42%) DMZ
13 11 (0.42%) SSH
14 10 (0.38%) AMQP
14 10 (0.38%) SAN
15 8 (0.31%) SMTP
15 8 (0.31%) WAN
16 6 (0.23%) HTTPS
16 6 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (9.50%) Big Data
2 241 (9.27%) NoSQL
3 235 (9.04%) MongoDB
4 177 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
5 156 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 138 (5.31%) Hadoop
7 122 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
8 117 (4.50%) Redis
9 93 (3.58%) Amazon Redshift
10 82 (3.15%) SQL Server
11 78 (3.00%) Relational Database
12 65 (2.50%) MySQL
13 63 (2.42%) Azure SQL Database
14 53 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 51 (1.96%) Blockchain
16 33 (1.27%) Data Lake
17 29 (1.12%) BigQuery
18 27 (1.04%) Apache Hive
19 26 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
19 26 (1.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 758 (29.15%) Jenkins
2 479 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 189 (7.27%) Maven
4 186 (7.15%) GitLab
5 181 (6.96%) JIRA
6 144 (5.54%) Artifactory
7 118 (4.54%) Gradle
8 86 (3.31%) TeamCity
9 84 (3.23%) Bitbucket
10 83 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 78 (3.00%) Cucumber
12 67 (2.58%) JUnit
12 67 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
13 65 (2.50%) SonarQube
14 64 (2.46%) gulp
15 61 (2.35%) Travis CI
16 60 (2.31%) CircleCI
17 58 (2.23%) Selenium
18 55 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
19 52 (2.00%) Mockito
General
1 532 (20.46%) Finance
2 240 (9.23%) Banking
3 76 (2.92%) Retail
4 62 (2.38%) Front Office
5 43 (1.65%) Law
5 43 (1.65%) Legal
6 35 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.31%) Games
8 26 (1.00%) Advertising
9 24 (0.92%) Marketing
9 24 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 21 (0.81%) Back Office
11 19 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.65%) Electronics
13 9 (0.35%) Publishing
13 9 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.27%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.15%) Automotive
16 4 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 913 (35.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 843 (32.42%) Developer
3 386 (14.85%) Java Developer
4 240 (9.23%) AWS Engineer
5 222 (8.54%) Senior Developer
6 207 (7.96%) Architect
7 205 (7.88%) AWS DevOps
8 197 (7.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 181 (6.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 142 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
11 135 (5.19%) Azure DevOps
12 117 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
13 114 (4.38%) AWS Developer
14 113 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
15 112 (4.31%) Azure Engineer
16 108 (4.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 104 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
18 102 (3.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 99 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
20 78 (3.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (14.46%) Kafka
2 312 (12.00%) Node.js
3 284 (10.92%) Spring
4 280 (10.77%) Web Services
5 252 (9.69%) REST
6 223 (8.58%) React
7 213 (8.19%) AngularJS
8 208 (8.00%) Spring Boot
9 173 (6.65%) .NET
10 172 (6.62%) RESTful
11 142 (5.46%) HTML
12 121 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
13 116 (4.46%) CSS
14 110 (4.23%) J2EE
15 98 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
16 89 (3.42%) JSON
17 75 (2.88%) HTML5
18 69 (2.65%) .NET Core
19 64 (2.46%) Vue.js
20 63 (2.42%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 220 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
2 164 (6.31%) Fintech
3 91 (3.50%) Public Cloud
4 56 (2.15%) Data Structures
5 53 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (2.04%) Cloud Native
6 49 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 43 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 40 (1.54%) User Experience
9 36 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.31%) iPad
10 34 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
11 33 (1.27%) Fixed Income
12 31 (1.19%) PKI
13 30 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 28 (1.08%) Data Centre
15 17 (0.65%) Device Driver
16 16 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (0.58%) Hedge funds
18 14 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 707 (27.19%) Linux
2 156 (6.00%) Unix
3 116 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 105 (4.04%) Windows
5 55 (2.12%) CentOS
6 53 (2.04%) Ubuntu
7 34 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 33 (1.27%) Mac OS X
9 29 (1.12%) Android
10 25 (0.96%) Windows Server
11 14 (0.54%) CoreOS
12 10 (0.38%) Solaris
13 9 (0.35%) Debian
14 4 (0.15%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.15%) Mesosphere
15 3 (0.12%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.077%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.077%) VMS
16 2 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.038%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,557 (59.88%) DevOps
2 997 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
3 858 (33.00%) Microservices
4 424 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
5 399 (15.35%) TDD
6 289 (11.12%) Software Engineering
7 247 (9.50%) Test Automation
8 234 (9.00%) Open Source
9 232 (8.92%) Configuration Management
10 223 (8.58%) Scrum
11 210 (8.08%) BDD
12 189 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 167 (6.42%) Migration
14 150 (5.77%) Continuous Deployment
15 130 (5.00%) Analytics
16 120 (4.62%) Kanban
17 119 (4.58%) Deployment Automation
18 113 (4.35%) E-Commerce
19 112 (4.31%) Machine Learning
20 109 (4.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 996 (38.31%) Java
2 848 (32.62%) Python
3 419 (16.12%) JavaScript
4 318 (12.23%) SQL
5 290 (11.15%) Bash Shell
6 286 (11.00%) Java 8
7 245 (9.42%) Ruby
8 240 (9.23%) Go
9 157 (6.04%) C#
10 153 (5.88%) Scala
11 124 (4.77%) Groovy
12 110 (4.23%) PowerShell
13 84 (3.23%) TypeScript
14 80 (3.08%) Perl
15 75 (2.88%) Shell Script
16 73 (2.81%) C++
17 65 (2.50%) ES6
18 44 (1.69%) C
19 42 (1.62%) PHP
20 30 (1.15%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 297 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 255 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 32 (1.23%) Degree
4 24 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.69%) AWS Certification
7 15 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 10 (0.38%) CISM
8 10 (0.38%) CISSP
9 9 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.27%) CISMP
10 7 (0.27%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.27%) PhD
11 6 (0.23%) CISA
11 6 (0.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 6 (0.23%) ISSMP
12 5 (0.19%) MCSE
12 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.19%) RHCE
13 3 (0.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.15%) QA
2 32 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.50%) GDPR
3 13 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.19%) SLA
4 5 (0.19%) WCAG
5 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.15%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.12%) PSD2
7 1 (0.038%) FATCA
System Software
1 1,969 (75.73%) Docker
2 82 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
3 55 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.27%) Active Directory
5 26 (1.00%) HDFS
6 22 (0.85%) Xen
7 15 (0.58%) NFS
8 13 (0.50%) Squid
9 11 (0.42%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.38%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.35%) etcd
12 7 (0.27%) flannel
12 7 (0.27%) KVM
12 7 (0.27%) Snort
13 5 (0.19%) Ceph
13 5 (0.19%) SkyDNS
14 4 (0.15%) vCloud
15 3 (0.12%) GlusterFS
15 3 (0.12%) LXC
16 2 (0.077%) iptables
Systems Management
1 921 (35.42%) Terraform
2 787 (30.27%) Ansible
3 365 (14.04%) Puppet
4 255 (9.81%) Opscode Chef
5 101 (3.88%) Packer
6 90 (3.46%) Prometheus
7 78 (3.00%) Mesos
8 76 (2.92%) Consul
8 76 (2.92%) Grafana
9 70 (2.69%) Docker Swarm
10 48 (1.85%) Kibana
11 45 (1.73%) Istio
12 44 (1.69%) Nagios
13 41 (1.58%) Rancher
14 39 (1.50%) logstash
15 38 (1.46%) Sysdig
16 27 (1.04%) Rundeck
17 25 (0.96%) Marathon
18 23 (0.88%) HAProxy
19 22 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 293 (11.27%) Google
2 115 (4.42%) Oracle
3 111 (4.27%) Microsoft
4 110 (4.23%) Red Hat
5 93 (3.58%) Splunk
6 86 (3.31%) VMware
7 79 (3.04%) Atlassian
8 59 (2.27%) New Relic
9 42 (1.62%) SaltStack
10 31 (1.19%) Greenplum
11 29 (1.12%) SAP
12 24 (0.92%) Dynatrace
13 23 (0.88%) Facebook
13 23 (0.88%) MuleSoft
14 20 (0.77%) AppDynamics
15 16 (0.62%) ServiceNow
16 13 (0.50%) Informatica
16 13 (0.50%) Talend
16 13 (0.50%) Twitter
17 12 (0.46%) Databricks