Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 209 -
Rank change year-on-year +53 - -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 45 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.18% -
As % of the Systems Management category 7.63% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 0
North West median daily rate £513 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - -
England median daily rate £535 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 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 590 636 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.39% 9.74% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 403 359
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £234 £199 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 30
North West median hourly rate £19.50 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +63.46% -40.18%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.23 £43.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +44 30 £500 +42.86% 19
Cheshire +7 9 £535 -10.83% 1
Lancashire - 4 £535 -
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 42 (93.33%) DevOps
2 40 (88.89%) Docker
3 30 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (62.22%) Python
5 24 (53.33%) Linux
5 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (51.11%) Puppet
6 23 (51.11%) Jenkins
7 21 (46.67%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (33.33%) nginx
9 15 (33.33%) Ansible
10 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (28.89%) Ruby
11 12 (26.67%) Java
11 12 (26.67%) OpenShift
11 12 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (24.44%) Bash Shell
12 11 (24.44%) Tomcat
12 11 (24.44%) MySQL
12 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
12 11 (24.44%) JIRA
13 10 (22.22%) Finance
13 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
13 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
13 10 (22.22%) C#
13 10 (22.22%) Confluence
13 10 (22.22%) PaaS
13 10 (22.22%) Groovy
14 9 (20.00%) Big Data

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 15 (33.33%) nginx
2 11 (24.44%) Tomcat
3 10 (22.22%) Confluence
4 6 (13.33%) Apache
4 6 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
5 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (26.67%) OpenShift
3 10 (22.22%) PaaS
4 6 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (13.33%) Serverless
4 6 (13.33%) Slack
5 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (8.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (8.89%) SaaS
7 3 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (4.44%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (2.22%) GitHub
9 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) HTTP
1 6 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) MySQL
2 9 (20.00%) Big Data
3 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
4 6 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (51.11%) Jenkins
2 11 (24.44%) JIRA
3 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
3 8 (17.78%) SonarQube
4 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket
4 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.44%) Gerrit
5 2 (4.44%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.22%) GitLab
6 1 (2.22%) GoCD
6 1 (2.22%) Hudson
6 1 (2.22%) PyCharm
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Electronics
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Marketing
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (6.67%) Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) AWS Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (4.44%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (2.22%) Data Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) LEMP Stack
2 6 (13.33%) Web Services
3 5 (11.11%) Node.js
3 5 (11.11%) React
3 5 (11.11%) RESTful
4 4 (8.89%) .NET
4 4 (8.89%) YAML
5 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.44%) Kafka
6 2 (4.44%) Middleware
7 1 (2.22%) CSS
7 1 (2.22%) HTML
7 1 (2.22%) HTML5
7 1 (2.22%) jQuery
7 1 (2.22%) LAMP
7 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.22%) WinForms
7 1 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Clustering
2 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.89%) iPad
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Signage
4 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Linux
2 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (13.33%) CentOS
4 5 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (2.22%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (2.22%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (93.33%) DevOps
2 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (20.00%) Scrum
6 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
6 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
6 8 (17.78%) Microservices
6 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.56%) Kanban
7 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.33%) Coaching
8 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
8 6 (13.33%) Static Code Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.89%) Migration
9 4 (8.89%) Open Source
10 3 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (6.67%) Project Management
11 2 (4.44%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) Python
2 13 (28.89%) Ruby
3 12 (26.67%) Java
4 11 (24.44%) Bash Shell
5 10 (22.22%) C#
5 10 (22.22%) Groovy
5 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 7 (15.56%) C++
7 3 (6.67%) Go
8 2 (4.44%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) GCP
System Software
1 40 (88.89%) Docker
2 6 (13.33%) Xen
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.44%) etcd
4 2 (4.44%) flannel
Systems Management
1 23 (51.11%) Puppet
2 21 (46.67%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (33.33%) Ansible
4 7 (15.56%) Terraform
5 6 (13.33%) Rancher
6 5 (11.11%) Nagios
7 2 (4.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (4.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
2 6 (13.33%) Atlassian
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) NetApp
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Google