Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 18 January 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 111 149
Rank change year-on-year +6 +38 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 48 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.62% 1.10% 0.094%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.71% 10.26% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 3
Manchester median daily rate £540 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +42.86% -
North West median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £64.00 - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 410 302 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.83% 10.69% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 197 225
Manchester median daily rate £500 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £240 £252
90th Percentile £700 £593 £550
North West median daily rate £455 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +8.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 10
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.08 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.09% -9.32% +44.57%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.35 £10.84
90th Percentile £30.60 £31.50 £35.25
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -10.34% +12.90%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Manchester

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kubernetes in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in Manchester

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 46 (95.83%) Docker
2 36 (75.00%) DevOps
3 26 (54.17%) Jenkins
3 26 (54.17%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (47.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (45.83%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (43.75%) Python
7 20 (41.67%) Ansible
7 20 (41.67%) Puppet
8 18 (37.50%) Microservices
9 16 (33.33%) Terraform
10 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (29.17%) Windows
12 12 (25.00%) SQL
13 11 (22.92%) Linux
13 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
14 10 (20.83%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
15 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
15 9 (18.75%) Java
15 9 (18.75%) Scrum
15 9 (18.75%) Java 8
16 8 (16.67%) Spring
16 8 (16.67%) Web Services
17 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
17 7 (14.58%) .NET
17 7 (14.58%) TDD
17 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
17 7 (14.58%) SaaS
17 7 (14.58%) BDD

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (54.17%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (47.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (20.83%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (14.58%) SaaS
4 7 (14.58%) Serverless
5 6 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (8.33%) Azure Functions
6 4 (8.33%) OpenShift
6 4 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (6.25%) AWS OpsWorks
7 3 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
9 1 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (2.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.50%) Firewall
2 6 (12.50%) VLAN
2 6 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) HTTP
3 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (8.33%) Power BI
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (54.17%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.42%) TeamCity
4 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.17%) GitLab
6 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.08%) Gatling
6 1 (2.08%) Gradle
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.08%) Spock
6 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (8.33%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Developer
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) WebOps Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) WebOps Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
6 3 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Site Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Spring
1 8 (16.67%) Web Services
2 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) Spring Boot
3 2 (4.17%) ADO
3 2 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.08%) Flask
4 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) Kafka
4 1 (2.08%) React
4 1 (2.08%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 6 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
1 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Fintech
3 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (75.00%) DevOps
2 18 (37.50%) Microservices
3 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 9 (18.75%) Scrum
4 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.58%) BDD
5 7 (14.58%) TDD
6 6 (12.50%) API Design
6 6 (12.50%) API Development
6 6 (12.50%) B2B
6 6 (12.50%) B2C
6 6 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Monetization
6 6 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (12.50%) User Stories
7 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (8.33%) CRM
8 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) Python
2 12 (25.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
4 9 (18.75%) Java
4 9 (18.75%) Java 8
5 5 (10.42%) Ruby
6 4 (8.33%) C#
7 2 (4.17%) Groovy
8 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 46 (95.83%) Docker
2 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (45.83%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (41.67%) Ansible
2 20 (41.67%) Puppet
3 16 (33.33%) Terraform
4 7 (14.58%) logstash
5 6 (12.50%) Prometheus
6 5 (10.42%) Salt
7 3 (6.25%) Packer
8 1 (2.08%) Consul
8 1 (2.08%) Grafana
8 1 (2.08%) Kibana
8 1 (2.08%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Google
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
1 5 (10.42%) PagerDuty
2 3 (6.25%) Splunk
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Black Duck
4 1 (2.08%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) SAP