Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 15 November 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 > North West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 161 222
Rank change year-on-year +34 +61 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 98 40 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.64% 0.70% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.58% 6.38% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 9
North West median daily rate £478 £530 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.91% +11.58% -
10th Percentile £400 £407 £350
90th Percentile £675 £575 £515
England median daily rate £550 £535 £525
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £64.00 - -
England median hourly rate £47.33 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +35.23% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 779 627 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.05% 10.90% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 400 407
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £262 £202
90th Percentile £646 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 27 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -3.14% +63.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.11 £12.36
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.30 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.13% -23.84% +11.47%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the North West

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the North West

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the North West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the North West

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 November 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
Manchester +13 49 £500 - 37
Lancashire +2 24 £485 -9.30% 7
Cheshire +2 20 £400 -25.23% 9
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 85 (86.73%) Docker
2 82 (83.67%) DevOps
3 61 (62.24%) Python
3 61 (62.24%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (59.18%) Puppet
4 58 (59.18%) Jenkins
5 53 (54.08%) Ansible
6 44 (44.90%) Microservices
7 41 (41.84%) Terraform
8 37 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (34.69%) Linux
10 30 (30.61%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (29.59%) Amazon EC2
12 26 (26.53%) Git (software)
12 26 (26.53%) Scrum
13 25 (25.51%) Java
14 21 (21.43%) MySQL
14 21 (21.43%) TDD
14 21 (21.43%) CentOS
14 21 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (20.41%) MongoDB
16 19 (19.39%) SonarQube
17 18 (18.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (18.37%) BDD
17 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
17 18 (18.37%) HTTP
18 17 (17.35%) GitLab
18 17 (17.35%) Packer
19 16 (16.33%) Prometheus
19 16 (16.33%) Amazon ELB

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
1 7 (7.14%) Confluence
2 5 (5.10%) nginx
3 2 (2.04%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (62.24%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (29.59%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (18.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 16 (16.33%) Amazon ELB
4 16 (16.33%) Amazon S3
4 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (15.31%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (15.31%) Route 53
6 13 (13.27%) SaaS
7 7 (7.14%) OpenShift
8 5 (5.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (4.08%) GitHub
9 4 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (4.08%) Serverless
10 3 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (3.06%) Azure Functions
10 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (3.06%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (2.04%) PaaS
12 1 (1.02%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.37%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
2 2 (2.04%) SSL
2 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.43%) MySQL
2 20 (20.41%) MongoDB
3 16 (16.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (9.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (5.10%) Big Data
7 4 (4.08%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.06%) Power BI
9 2 (2.04%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.04%) HBase
10 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (59.18%) Jenkins
2 26 (26.53%) Git (software)
3 19 (19.39%) SonarQube
4 17 (17.35%) GitLab
5 11 (11.22%) JIRA
6 9 (9.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (9.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (6.12%) MSBuild
7 6 (6.12%) Subversion
7 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.08%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.08%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.06%) Artifactory
9 3 (3.06%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (3.06%) Maven
9 3 (3.06%) Selenium
10 2 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.04%) Gradle
10 2 (2.04%) Hudson
10 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.18%) Retail
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
2 5 (5.10%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Publishing
4 1 (1.02%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (52.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (10.20%) Developer
3 9 (9.18%) AWS DevOps
3 9 (9.18%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Python Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Java Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (3.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Senior Java Consultant
9 2 (2.04%) Active Directory Consultant
9 2 (2.04%) Applications Consultant
9 2 (2.04%) Cloud Developer
9 2 (2.04%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) Spring
2 14 (14.29%) Web Services
3 13 (13.27%) .NET
4 9 (9.18%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (9.18%) Spring Boot
5 8 (8.16%) Node.js
5 8 (8.16%) React
6 4 (4.08%) Flask
6 4 (4.08%) HTML
7 3 (3.06%) CSS
7 3 (3.06%) RESTful
7 3 (3.06%) SOAP
7 3 (3.06%) YAML
8 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.02%) boto
9 1 (1.02%) Kafka
9 1 (1.02%) React Native
9 1 (1.02%) REST
9 1 (1.02%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.12%) iPad
2 6 (6.12%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.02%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Fintech
5 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.69%) Linux
2 21 (21.43%) CentOS
2 21 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.16%) Windows
4 7 (7.14%) Unix
5 4 (4.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (83.67%) DevOps
2 44 (44.90%) Microservices
3 37 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (26.53%) Scrum
5 21 (21.43%) TDD
6 18 (18.37%) BDD
6 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
7 15 (15.31%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 14 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 11 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.18%) API Design
10 9 (9.18%) API Development
10 9 (9.18%) B2B
10 9 (9.18%) B2C
10 9 (9.18%) Functional Testing
10 9 (9.18%) Monetization
10 9 (9.18%) User Stories
11 8 (8.16%) SOA
12 7 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 61 (62.24%) Python
2 25 (25.51%) Java
3 16 (16.33%) Groovy
4 13 (13.27%) Bash Shell
5 11 (11.22%) Ruby
6 10 (10.20%) Java 8
7 7 (7.14%) Perl
8 6 (6.12%) C#
8 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
9 5 (5.10%) SQL
10 3 (3.06%) Prolog
10 3 (3.06%) Scala
11 2 (2.04%) PHP
12 1 (1.02%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 85 (86.73%) Docker
2 7 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 58 (59.18%) Puppet
2 53 (54.08%) Ansible
3 41 (41.84%) Terraform
4 30 (30.61%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (17.35%) Packer
6 16 (16.33%) Prometheus
7 15 (15.31%) Grafana
8 14 (14.29%) Rancher
9 4 (4.08%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (4.08%) Salt
10 2 (2.04%) Kibana
10 2 (2.04%) logstash
10 2 (2.04%) Nagios
10 2 (2.04%) ZABBIX
11 1 (1.02%) Consul
11 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
11 1 (1.02%) Mesos
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Black Duck
2 8 (8.16%) IBM
3 5 (5.10%) Blue Prism
4 4 (4.08%) Google
4 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.04%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle
6 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.02%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.02%) VMware