Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 37 101
Rank change year-on-year +9 +64 +111
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1,709 2,565 1,208
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.62% 5.98% 2.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.04% 37.13% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,338 2,020 983
Median daily rate £575 £565 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% -
10th Percentile £450 £438 £438
90th Percentile £700 £694 £675
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -28.57%

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 3,881 6,908 6,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.04% 16.09% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,773 5,014 4,627
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £320 £360 £313
90th Percentile £688 £681 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 89 77
Median hourly rate £21.39 £24.50 £24.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.70% -1.69% +3.83%
10th Percentile £12.43 £15.36 £11.92
90th Percentile £42.67 £46.97 £54.25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.14
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.97% -14.33%

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 29 March 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Kubernetes in London over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +3 369 £575 +4.55% 239
South London +3 137 £550 -4.35% 29
West London +2 40 £525 - 61
East London +17 26 £563 -2.17% 21
North London - 3 £325 - 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 1,196 (69.98%) Docker
2 982 (57.46%) DevOps
3 787 (46.05%) AWS
4 678 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
5 651 (38.09%) Terraform
6 589 (34.46%) Python
7 563 (32.94%) Java
8 523 (30.60%) Azure
9 522 (30.54%) Microservices
10 453 (26.51%) Jenkins
11 413 (24.17%) Ansible
12 357 (20.89%) GCP
13 345 (20.19%) Finance
14 325 (19.02%) Linux
15 280 (16.38%) Git (software)
16 263 (15.39%) Security Cleared
17 255 (14.92%) JavaScript
18 236 (13.81%) SQL
19 233 (13.63%) Node.js
20 227 (13.28%) Web Services
20 227 (13.28%) SC Cleared
21 224 (13.11%) Infrastructure as Code
22 218 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
23 214 (12.52%) Software Engineering
24 213 (12.46%) OpenShift
25 201 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
26 197 (11.53%) Spring
27 192 (11.23%) Google
28 190 (11.12%) Kafka
29 181 (10.59%) Serverless

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
1 118 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 99 (5.79%) Apache Spark
3 93 (5.44%) Confluence
4 42 (2.46%) Apache
5 34 (1.99%) nginx
6 25 (1.46%) Apache Airflow
6 25 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 23 (1.35%) Camunda
8 16 (0.94%) IIS
8 16 (0.94%) SAS
9 14 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.23%) CMS
12 4 (0.23%) JBoss
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.12%) Drupal
13 2 (0.12%) MTS
13 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.059%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.059%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.059%) Actimize
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 787 (46.05%) AWS
2 523 (30.60%) Azure
3 357 (20.89%) GCP
4 213 (12.46%) OpenShift
5 181 (10.59%) Serverless
6 164 (9.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 135 (7.90%) Amazon EC2
8 124 (7.26%) AWS Lambda
9 117 (6.85%) Amazon S3
10 113 (6.61%) GitHub
11 105 (6.14%) Amazon ECS
12 82 (4.80%) PaaS
13 78 (4.56%) Amazon SQS
14 73 (4.27%) SaaS
15 62 (3.63%) Amazon EKS
16 50 (2.93%) IaaS
17 29 (1.70%) npm
17 29 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
18 26 (1.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.46%) DNS
2 36 (2.11%) HTTP
3 28 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.46%) Firewall
5 20 (1.17%) DHCP
6 19 (1.11%) SSL
6 19 (1.11%) VPN
7 11 (0.64%) Internet
8 10 (0.59%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.35%) FTP
10 4 (0.23%) Network Security
10 4 (0.23%) WAN
11 3 (0.18%) LAN
11 3 (0.18%) OpenVPN
12 2 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.12%) DSL
12 2 (0.12%) SMTP
12 2 (0.12%) X.509
13 1 (0.059%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.059%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (8.37%) NoSQL
2 133 (7.78%) Big Data
3 91 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
4 85 (4.97%) SQL Server
5 83 (4.86%) Amazon Redshift
5 83 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
6 74 (4.33%) MongoDB
7 72 (4.21%) Relational Database
8 69 (4.04%) Hadoop
9 61 (3.57%) Redis
10 56 (3.28%) MySQL
11 39 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 29 (1.70%) Data Lake
14 27 (1.58%) BigQuery
15 26 (1.52%) Flink
16 22 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
18 17 (0.99%) Amazon Athena
18 17 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 453 (26.51%) Jenkins
2 280 (16.38%) Git (software)
3 144 (8.43%) JIRA
4 127 (7.43%) Artifactory
5 97 (5.68%) Maven
6 79 (4.62%) GitLab
7 67 (3.92%) CircleCI
8 52 (3.04%) Gradle
9 51 (2.98%) TeamCity
10 48 (2.81%) Cucumber
10 48 (2.81%) RStudio
11 39 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
12 33 (1.93%) Selenium
13 32 (1.87%) webpack
14 31 (1.81%) JUnit
15 30 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
15 30 (1.76%) Travis CI
16 26 (1.52%) SonarQube
17 25 (1.46%) Mockito
18 24 (1.40%) Subversion
General
1 345 (20.19%) Finance
2 174 (10.18%) Banking
3 121 (7.08%) Public Sector
4 108 (6.32%) Front Office
5 53 (3.10%) Retail
6 44 (2.57%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.05%) Games
9 13 (0.76%) Publishing
10 11 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.47%) Marketing
12 7 (0.41%) Law
13 6 (0.35%) Advertising
13 6 (0.35%) Back Office
14 5 (0.29%) Legal
14 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.18%) Billing
15 3 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.12%) Automotive
16 2 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 601 (35.17%) Developer
2 547 (32.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 246 (14.39%) Java Developer
4 208 (12.17%) AWS Engineer
5 157 (9.19%) AWS DevOps
6 134 (7.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 131 (7.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 104 (6.09%) Senior Developer
9 100 (5.85%) Data Engineer
10 99 (5.79%) Python Engineer
11 91 (5.32%) Cloud Engineer
12 88 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
13 86 (5.03%) AWS Developer
14 81 (4.74%) Azure Engineer
15 79 (4.62%) Architect
16 75 (4.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 67 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 67 (3.92%) Python Developer
18 60 (3.51%) React Developer
19 53 (3.10%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (13.63%) Node.js
2 227 (13.28%) Web Services
3 197 (11.53%) Spring
4 190 (11.12%) Kafka
5 174 (10.18%) React
6 164 (9.60%) .NET
6 164 (9.60%) REST
7 163 (9.54%) Spring Boot
8 110 (6.44%) AngularJS
9 90 (5.27%) Redux
10 72 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
11 71 (4.15%) RESTful
12 66 (3.86%) CSS
13 65 (3.80%) .NET Core
14 63 (3.69%) J2EE
15 53 (3.10%) GraphQL
15 53 (3.10%) J2SE
16 52 (3.04%) HTML
17 50 (2.93%) JSON
18 41 (2.40%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 201 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 90 (5.27%) Cloud Native
3 83 (4.86%) Fixed Income
4 73 (4.27%) User Experience
5 70 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (3.92%) Public Cloud
7 65 (3.80%) Derivative
8 63 (3.69%) Equities
9 38 (2.22%) Algorithms
10 37 (2.17%) Data Centre
10 37 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
11 29 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 28 (1.64%) Mobile App
13 22 (1.29%) Semantic Web
14 21 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (1.23%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
16 16 (0.94%) Blog
16 16 (0.94%) Hedge funds
16 16 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 325 (19.02%) Linux
2 98 (5.73%) Windows
3 88 (5.15%) Unix
4 43 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (1.29%) CentOS
6 20 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 18 (1.05%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.99%) Android
8 17 (0.99%) CoreOS
9 14 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.35%) Debian
13 5 (0.29%) Solaris
14 3 (0.18%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.12%) SUSE
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.059%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.059%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (57.46%) DevOps
2 678 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
3 522 (30.54%) Microservices
4 224 (13.11%) Infrastructure as Code
5 218 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
6 214 (12.52%) Software Engineering
7 174 (10.18%) TDD
8 171 (10.01%) Test Automation
9 158 (9.25%) Open Source
10 150 (8.78%) Scrum
11 147 (8.60%) Migration
12 115 (6.73%) Asset Management
13 114 (6.67%) Configuration Management
14 109 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
15 107 (6.26%) Fintech
16 99 (5.79%) Deployment Automation
17 98 (5.73%) Decision-Making
18 92 (5.38%) BDD
19 91 (5.32%) Data Science
20 76 (4.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 589 (34.46%) Python
2 563 (32.94%) Java
3 255 (14.92%) JavaScript
4 236 (13.81%) SQL
5 180 (10.53%) C#
6 138 (8.07%) Go
7 137 (8.02%) Java 8
8 128 (7.49%) TypeScript
9 109 (6.38%) Bash Shell
10 106 (6.20%) PowerShell
11 100 (5.85%) Ruby
12 89 (5.21%) R
13 70 (4.10%) Scala
14 58 (3.39%) Groovy
15 32 (1.87%) ES6
16 29 (1.70%) C++
17 27 (1.58%) Shell Script
18 26 (1.52%) PHP
19 25 (1.46%) Perl
20 16 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 263 (15.39%) Security Cleared
2 227 (13.28%) SC Cleared
3 69 (4.04%) Degree
4 30 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.94%) AWS Certification
6 15 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.76%) MCSA
9 6 (0.35%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.29%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.29%) SANS
11 4 (0.23%) CISSP
11 4 (0.23%) MCSE
12 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.12%) GIAC
13 2 (0.12%) OCP
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.059%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.46%) QA
2 8 (0.47%) SLA
3 7 (0.41%) NCSC
4 4 (0.23%) PMO
5 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) COBIT
6 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,196 (69.98%) Docker
2 27 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.05%) vSphere
4 16 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.29%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.23%) NFS
9 3 (0.18%) HDFS
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.12%) LXC
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.059%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.059%) Samba
11 1 (0.059%) Varnish
11 1 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 651 (38.09%) Terraform
2 413 (24.17%) Ansible
3 136 (7.96%) Puppet
4 94 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (3.98%) Packer
6 54 (3.16%) Prometheus
7 49 (2.87%) Istio
8 43 (2.52%) Kibana
9 30 (1.76%) Docker Swarm
10 27 (1.58%) Grafana
11 21 (1.23%) Consul
12 18 (1.05%) logstash
13 16 (0.94%) Kubeflow
14 15 (0.88%) Mesos
15 13 (0.76%) Rancher
16 8 (0.47%) Salt
16 8 (0.47%) Sysdig
17 6 (0.35%) linkerd
17 6 (0.35%) Nagios
17 6 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 192 (11.23%) Google
2 89 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.28%) Red Hat
4 38 (2.22%) Splunk
5 31 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 25 (1.46%) Oracle
7 21 (1.23%) Hortonworks
8 18 (1.05%) Confluent
9 16 (0.94%) Cloudera
10 15 (0.88%) VMware
11 12 (0.70%) Databricks
11 12 (0.70%) IBM
12 10 (0.59%) Dynatrace
12 10 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.53%) Informatica
14 8 (0.47%) Lets Encrypt
14 8 (0.47%) Sybase
14 8 (0.47%) Talend
14 8 (0.47%) Veracode
15 7 (0.41%) MapR