Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 100 121
Rank change year-on-year +60 +21 +34
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 115 56 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.25% 1.80% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 30.10% 14.43% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 32 12
Manchester median daily rate £490 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £370 £363 £408
90th Percentile £613 £724 £538
North West median daily rate £508 £487 £535
% change year-on-year +4.32% -9.07% +12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £48.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £48.50 £64.00 -
% change year-on-year -24.22% - -

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 382 388 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.13% 12.47% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 256 188
Manchester median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £240 £205 £245
90th Percentile £600 £675 £600
North West median daily rate £440 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -2.22% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 13
Manchester median hourly rate £16.74 £17.50 £15.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +11.54% -24.31%
10th Percentile £13.19 £10.68 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.70 £185.00 £39.10
North West median hourly rate £18.77 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.24% -12.50% -3.52%

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 14 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in Manchester

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 14 October 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
Altrincham - 3 £550 - 3
Kubernetes
North West

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 104 (90.43%) Docker
2 82 (71.30%) DevOps
3 76 (66.09%) AWS
4 57 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (46.09%) Jenkins
6 48 (41.74%) Ansible
7 44 (38.26%) Azure
8 43 (37.39%) Terraform
9 42 (36.52%) Puppet
10 39 (33.91%) Python
11 38 (33.04%) Linux
12 33 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (26.96%) JavaScript
14 30 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
15 28 (24.35%) Java
16 26 (22.61%) Microservices
17 24 (20.87%) GCP
17 24 (20.87%) Scrum
17 24 (20.87%) Bash Shell
18 22 (19.13%) Git (software)
18 22 (19.13%) Infrastructure as Code
19 16 (13.91%) Prometheus
20 15 (13.04%) Open Source
21 14 (12.17%) Kanban
22 13 (11.30%) Spring
22 13 (11.30%) Ruby
22 13 (11.30%) Google
23 12 (10.43%) OOP
23 12 (10.43%) MySQL
23 12 (10.43%) SonarQube

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 7 (6.09%) Confluence
2 5 (4.35%) Camunda
2 5 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.48%) nginx
4 3 (2.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 76 (66.09%) AWS
2 44 (38.26%) Azure
3 24 (20.87%) GCP
4 8 (6.96%) IaaS
5 7 (6.09%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (5.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (4.35%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (3.48%) SaaS
8 4 (3.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (2.61%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (2.61%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (2.61%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.61%) Route 53
9 3 (2.61%) Serverless
10 2 (1.74%) GitHub
11 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.70%) HTTP
2 5 (4.35%) DNS
2 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.61%) Internet
3 3 (2.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) MySQL
2 8 (6.96%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.09%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.87%) Big Data
6 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.87%) RethinkDB
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (46.09%) Jenkins
2 22 (19.13%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.43%) SonarQube
4 10 (8.70%) JIRA
5 9 (7.83%) GitLab
6 6 (5.22%) Ant
7 5 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.48%) Artifactory
8 4 (3.48%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.48%) FishEye
8 4 (3.48%) Maven
8 4 (3.48%) Selenium
8 4 (3.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.61%) Gerrit
9 3 (2.61%) Subversion
9 3 (2.61%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.74%) Mockito
10 2 (1.74%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.87%) Gradle
General
1 10 (8.70%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.09%) Finance
3 5 (4.35%) Automotive
4 4 (3.48%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (57.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (18.26%) AWS DevOps
3 20 (17.39%) AWS Engineer
3 20 (17.39%) Developer
4 18 (15.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Senior DevOps
6 8 (6.96%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) DevOps Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.09%) PHP Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (5.22%) Senior DevOps Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) AWS Consultant
10 3 (2.61%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.30%) Spring
2 11 (9.57%) Web Services
3 10 (8.70%) .NET
4 9 (7.83%) Spring Boot
5 6 (5.22%) Symfony
6 5 (4.35%) React
6 5 (4.35%) Redux
7 4 (3.48%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (3.48%) Laravel
7 4 (3.48%) Node.js
7 4 (3.48%) Vue.js
7 4 (3.48%) WCF
8 3 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (2.61%) Java EE
8 3 (2.61%) LAMP
9 2 (1.74%) .NET Core
9 2 (1.74%) HTML
9 2 (1.74%) RESTful
10 1 (0.87%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Public Cloud
2 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.87%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Online Gambling
4 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.04%) Linux
2 9 (7.83%) CentOS
3 8 (6.96%) Windows
4 5 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.61%) Unix
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.74%) Android
6 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.87%) AIX
7 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (71.30%) DevOps
2 57 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (22.61%) Microservices
5 24 (20.87%) Scrum
6 22 (19.13%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (13.04%) Open Source
8 14 (12.17%) Kanban
9 12 (10.43%) OOP
10 11 (9.57%) Configuration Management
11 10 (8.70%) Technical Debt
11 10 (8.70%) Test Automation
12 9 (7.83%) TDD
13 7 (6.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 7 (6.09%) Migration
14 6 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (5.22%) Front End Development
14 6 (5.22%) SDLC
14 6 (5.22%) Web Development
15 5 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.91%) Python
2 31 (26.96%) JavaScript
3 28 (24.35%) Java
4 24 (20.87%) Bash Shell
5 13 (11.30%) Ruby
6 11 (9.57%) Go
7 9 (7.83%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.09%) PHP
9 5 (4.35%) Perl
9 5 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.48%) PHP 5
10 4 (3.48%) PHP 7
11 3 (2.61%) SQL
12 2 (1.74%) C#
12 2 (1.74%) ES6
12 2 (1.74%) Java 8
12 2 (1.74%) Scala
12 2 (1.74%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.87%) ES7
13 1 (0.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) PSD2
2 2 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 104 (90.43%) Docker
2 5 (4.35%) Snort
3 4 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (41.74%) Ansible
2 43 (37.39%) Terraform
3 42 (36.52%) Puppet
4 30 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (13.91%) Prometheus
6 10 (8.70%) Grafana
7 7 (6.09%) Packer
8 6 (5.22%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (5.22%) Salt
9 5 (4.35%) Rsyslog
10 4 (3.48%) Rancher
11 3 (2.61%) Kibana
11 3 (2.61%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.87%) Istio
12 1 (0.87%) logstash
12 1 (0.87%) systemd
Vendors
1 13 (11.30%) Google
2 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.48%) Splunk
3 4 (3.48%) VMware
3 4 (3.48%) Zend
4 3 (2.61%) Black Duck
4 3 (2.61%) Coverity
5 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.87%) Twitter