Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 200 243
Rank change year-on-year +54 +43 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 56 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.27% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.33% 2.61% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 2
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% -
10th Percentile £370 £375 £513
90th Percentile £625 £604 £538
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 600 612 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.31% 10.23% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 387 352
North West median daily rate £438 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £257 £225 £250
90th Percentile £580 £571 £550
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 34
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £18.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.32% +1.35% -41.27%
10th Percentile £11.82 £13.03 £11.08
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.85 £39.25
England median hourly rate £16.82 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.93% - +0.45%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +48 42 £500 +17.65% 37
Cheshire +1 9 £404 -32.71% 8
Merseyside - 5 - -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 49 (87.50%) Docker
1 49 (87.50%) DevOps
2 35 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (58.93%) Linux
3 33 (58.93%) Python
3 33 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (55.36%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (44.64%) Java
6 22 (39.29%) OpenShift
7 21 (37.50%) Ruby
7 21 (37.50%) Finance
7 21 (37.50%) PaaS
8 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 20 (35.71%) Red Hat
8 20 (35.71%) Ansible
9 19 (33.93%) Tomcat
9 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (32.14%) Puppet
10 18 (32.14%) Big Data
10 18 (32.14%) Jenkins
11 17 (30.36%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (25.00%) Apache
12 14 (25.00%) Scrum
13 12 (21.43%) Groovy
13 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
13 12 (21.43%) JIRA
14 11 (19.64%) JBoss
14 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (17.86%) Go

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 19 (33.93%) Tomcat
2 14 (25.00%) Apache
3 11 (19.64%) JBoss
4 10 (17.86%) nginx
5 7 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 7 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (8.93%) Confluence
7 4 (7.14%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (39.29%) OpenShift
3 21 (37.50%) PaaS
4 8 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (10.71%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (10.71%) Serverless
6 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (5.36%) SaaS
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.79%) GitHub
8 1 (1.79%) IaaS
8 1 (1.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.14%) Big Data
2 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.71%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Jenkins
2 12 (21.43%) JIRA
3 8 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 5 (8.93%) GitLab
4 5 (8.93%) PyCharm
5 4 (7.14%) Bitbucket
6 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.36%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.57%) Gerrit
7 2 (3.57%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.79%) GoCD
8 1 (1.79%) Gradle
General
1 21 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Electronics
2 9 (16.07%) Manufacturing
2 9 (16.07%) Marketing
2 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (62.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Lead DevOps
6 2 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) Middleware
2 8 (14.29%) jQuery
3 7 (12.50%) Ajax
3 7 (12.50%) JSON
3 7 (12.50%) Web Services
4 6 (10.71%) Node.js
4 6 (10.71%) React
4 6 (10.71%) RESTful
5 4 (7.14%) YAML
6 3 (5.36%) .NET
7 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.57%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (3.57%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.79%) .NET Core
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.79%) Kafka
8 1 (1.79%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.93%) iPad
3 5 (8.93%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Digital Signage
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 33 (58.93%) Linux
2 18 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (8.93%) CentOS
4 4 (7.14%) Windows
5 3 (5.36%) Unix
6 2 (3.57%) Android
6 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.79%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (87.50%) DevOps
2 33 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (30.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (25.00%) Scrum
6 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 10 (17.86%) Agile Project Management
7 10 (17.86%) Project Management
7 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (16.07%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (16.07%) Machine Learning
8 9 (16.07%) Programme Management
9 8 (14.29%) Open Source
10 5 (8.93%) Data Science
10 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.93%) Migration
11 4 (7.14%) Kanban
11 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (58.93%) Python
2 25 (44.64%) Java
3 21 (37.50%) Ruby
4 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 12 (21.43%) Groovy
6 10 (17.86%) C#
6 10 (17.86%) Go
6 10 (17.86%) Perl
7 8 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 8 (14.29%) C++
8 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) AWS Certification
1 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) GCP
2 6 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 49 (87.50%) Docker
2 5 (8.93%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (55.36%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (35.71%) Ansible
3 18 (32.14%) Puppet
4 5 (8.93%) Terraform
5 4 (7.14%) Nagios
6 2 (3.57%) Rancher
7 1 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.79%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 10 (17.86%) Atlassian
3 9 (16.07%) SAP
4 5 (8.93%) Google
4 5 (8.93%) VMware
5 3 (5.36%) NetApp
6 2 (3.57%) Splunk
7 1 (1.79%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.79%) Xamarin