Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 178 231
Rank change year-on-year +66 +53 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 113 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.86% 0.45% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.21% 4.39% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 27 8
North West median daily rate £500 £535 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +1.90% -
10th Percentile £400 £463 £459
90th Percentile £675 £575 £625
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 795 592 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.05% 10.29% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 372 395
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.43% +2.63% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £230
90th Percentile £600 £575 £545
England median daily rate £495 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +4.21% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 15
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.58% +59.46%
10th Percentile £11.72 £9.93 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.50 £44.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -20.45% +7.32%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +32 64 £550 +10.00% 29
Cheshire +21 33 £425 -20.56% 11
Lancashire -2 13 £500 -6.54% 2
Merseyside +17 1 - - 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 93 (82.30%) Docker
2 86 (76.11%) DevOps
3 68 (60.18%) Python
4 65 (57.52%) Amazon AWS
5 63 (55.75%) Jenkins
6 55 (48.67%) Ansible
7 54 (47.79%) Puppet
8 50 (44.25%) Java
9 43 (38.05%) Opscode Chef
10 42 (37.17%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (31.86%) Git (software)
11 36 (31.86%) Test Automation
11 36 (31.86%) Linux
11 36 (31.86%) Terraform
12 32 (28.32%) Scrum
13 31 (27.43%) Microservices
14 28 (24.78%) Groovy
15 27 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (22.12%) TDD
17 24 (21.24%) Configuration Management
18 21 (18.58%) Ruby
18 21 (18.58%) JIRA
19 20 (17.70%) OpenShift
19 20 (17.70%) Big Data
20 19 (16.81%) BDD
20 19 (16.81%) Finance
21 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
21 17 (15.04%) Bash Shell
22 16 (14.16%) JavaScript
23 15 (13.27%) Amazon EC2

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 12 (10.62%) Confluence
2 9 (7.96%) Apache Spark
3 8 (7.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (5.31%) nginx
5 5 (4.42%) Apache Pig
6 4 (3.54%) Apache
6 4 (3.54%) JBoss
6 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.88%) Jetty
8 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 65 (57.52%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (17.70%) OpenShift
3 15 (13.27%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (10.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (10.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (10.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (7.08%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (7.08%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (7.08%) GitHub
6 8 (7.08%) SaaS
7 6 (5.31%) Amazon S3
7 6 (5.31%) Serverless
8 5 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (3.54%) PaaS
9 4 (3.54%) Route 53
10 3 (2.65%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (1.77%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (1.77%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) HTTP
2 5 (4.42%) Internet
2 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.77%) DNS
3 2 (1.77%) Firewall
3 2 (1.77%) SSL
3 2 (1.77%) VPN
4 1 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) Big Data
2 10 (8.85%) Hadoop
3 9 (7.96%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.19%) MySQL
5 6 (5.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (4.42%) Apache Hive
6 5 (4.42%) HBase
7 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.65%) Redis
9 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.77%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.77%) VoltDB
10 1 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 63 (55.75%) Jenkins
2 36 (31.86%) Git (software)
3 21 (18.58%) JIRA
4 12 (10.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (9.73%) GitLab
6 9 (7.96%) Subversion
7 8 (7.08%) Bitbucket
8 7 (6.19%) Gradle
9 6 (5.31%) SonarQube
10 5 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (4.42%) Hudson
10 5 (4.42%) PyCharm
10 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (4.42%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.54%) Mercurial
11 4 (3.54%) Vagrant
12 3 (2.65%) IBM UrbanCode
12 3 (2.65%) Maven
12 3 (2.65%) Selenium
13 2 (1.77%) Artifactory
General
1 19 (16.81%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Electronics
2 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
2 8 (7.08%) Marketing
2 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.31%) Banking
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Publishing
5 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (53.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (17.70%) Developer
3 12 (10.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Consultant
5 8 (7.08%) Senior Consultant
5 8 (7.08%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) DevOps Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (4.42%) Cloud Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Senior DevOps Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) DevOps Developer
10 3 (2.65%) AWS Software Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) Node.js
1 14 (12.39%) Spring
1 14 (12.39%) Web Services
2 11 (9.73%) React
3 7 (6.19%) HTML
3 7 (6.19%) Spring Boot
4 6 (5.31%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (4.42%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.42%) CSS
5 5 (4.42%) RAML
5 5 (4.42%) Swagger
6 4 (3.54%) Kafka
6 4 (3.54%) RESTful
6 4 (3.54%) YAML
7 3 (2.65%) .NET
7 3 (2.65%) Flask
7 3 (2.65%) J2EE
7 3 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.65%) Redux
7 3 (2.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) iPad
2 6 (5.31%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (5.31%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.54%) Blog
3 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.54%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.65%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.77%) Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.86%) Linux
2 12 (10.62%) CentOS
2 12 (10.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (10.62%) Windows
3 9 (7.96%) Unix
4 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.77%) Android
5 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (76.11%) DevOps
2 42 (37.17%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (31.86%) Test Automation
4 32 (28.32%) Scrum
5 31 (27.43%) Microservices
6 27 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (22.12%) TDD
8 24 (21.24%) Configuration Management
9 19 (16.81%) BDD
10 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
11 14 (12.39%) Open Source
12 12 (10.62%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (8.85%) Machine Learning
14 9 (7.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 9 (7.96%) High Availability
14 9 (7.96%) SOA
15 8 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (7.08%) Digital Marketing
15 8 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (7.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (60.18%) Python
2 50 (44.25%) Java
3 28 (24.78%) Groovy
4 21 (18.58%) Ruby
5 17 (15.04%) Bash Shell
6 16 (14.16%) JavaScript
7 12 (10.62%) Go
8 10 (8.85%) Shell Script
9 8 (7.08%) Java 8
10 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
10 6 (5.31%) Scala
10 6 (5.31%) SQL
11 4 (3.54%) Perl
12 3 (2.65%) C#
12 3 (2.65%) Prolog
13 2 (1.77%) ES6
14 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) AWS Certification
2 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) GCP
2 5 (4.42%) QA
System Software
1 93 (82.30%) Docker
2 11 (9.73%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.77%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 55 (48.67%) Ansible
2 54 (47.79%) Puppet
3 43 (38.05%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (31.86%) Terraform
5 7 (6.19%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (6.19%) Packer
6 6 (5.31%) Salt
7 5 (4.42%) Consul
7 5 (4.42%) Prometheus
8 4 (3.54%) Grafana
8 4 (3.54%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.65%) Rancher
10 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.77%) Kibana
10 2 (1.77%) logstash
10 2 (1.77%) Nagios
11 1 (0.88%) Mesos
11 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) IBM
2 8 (7.08%) Google
2 8 (7.08%) SAP
3 5 (4.42%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.42%) Blue Prism
4 4 (3.54%) Black Duck
4 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.77%) Splunk
5 2 (1.77%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.88%) Capita
6 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle