Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 185 223
Rank change year-on-year +64 +38 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 98 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.67% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.05% 3.50% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 18 10
North West median daily rate £538 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - -
10th Percentile £403 £463 £461
90th Percentile £638 £612 £625
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -

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 751 572 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.79% 10.44% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 367 348
North West median daily rate £450 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £304 £220 £260
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 18
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.67% -10.71% +44.83%
10th Percentile £12.60 £9.96 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.15 £41.78
England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year -16.28% +0.80% +6.65%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +38 63 £550 +10.00% 33
Cheshire +8 29 £475 -17.39% 9
Merseyside +19 2 - - 7
Lancashire - 2 £475 - 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 83 (84.69%) Docker
2 76 (77.55%) DevOps
3 56 (57.14%) Python
3 56 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (52.04%) Java
5 47 (47.96%) Linux
6 46 (46.94%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (46.94%) Ansible
7 40 (40.82%) Jenkins
7 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
7 40 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (36.73%) Puppet
9 33 (33.67%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (31.63%) Finance
11 28 (28.57%) Scrum
11 28 (28.57%) Ruby
11 28 (28.57%) Big Data
12 26 (26.53%) OpenShift
13 25 (25.51%) Software Engineering
13 25 (25.51%) JavaScript
14 23 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (22.45%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (22.45%) Go
15 22 (22.45%) JIRA
16 21 (21.43%) Configuration Management
16 21 (21.43%) Terraform
17 20 (20.41%) Machine Learning
18 19 (19.39%) Google Cloud Platform
18 19 (19.39%) Git (software)
19 18 (18.37%) Digital Marketing

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 16 (16.33%) JBoss
1 16 (16.33%) Tomcat
2 15 (15.31%) Apache
3 11 (11.22%) Apache Spark
4 9 (9.18%) Confluence
5 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.06%) Apache Pig
6 3 (3.06%) nginx
6 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.02%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (26.53%) OpenShift
3 19 (19.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (17.35%) PaaS
5 12 (12.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (8.16%) Serverless
7 7 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (6.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (4.08%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (4.08%) GitHub
10 2 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (2.04%) Amazon S3
10 2 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (2.04%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) HTTP
1 4 (4.08%) Internet
1 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.04%) DNS
2 2 (2.04%) Firewall
2 2 (2.04%) SSL
2 2 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.57%) Big Data
2 7 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.12%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.08%) MySQL
5 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (3.06%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.06%) HBase
7 2 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.04%) Blockchain
7 2 (2.04%) Redis
7 2 (2.04%) VoltDB
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (1.02%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 40 (40.82%) Jenkins
2 22 (22.45%) JIRA
3 19 (19.39%) Git (software)
4 12 (12.24%) GitLab
5 10 (10.20%) PyCharm
5 10 (10.20%) TeamCity
6 7 (7.14%) Gradle
7 6 (6.12%) Bitbucket
8 5 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (4.08%) Subversion
10 3 (3.06%) Hudson
10 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.04%) Artifactory
11 2 (2.04%) GoCD
11 2 (2.04%) JUnit
11 2 (2.04%) Mocha
11 2 (2.04%) Mockito
11 2 (2.04%) Vagrant
12 1 (1.02%) Geb
General
1 31 (31.63%) Finance
2 18 (18.37%) Electronics
2 18 (18.37%) Manufacturing
2 18 (18.37%) Marketing
2 18 (18.37%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Law
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (52.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (18.37%) Developer
3 14 (14.29%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 13 (13.27%) Software Engineer
5 11 (11.22%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (10.20%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (10.20%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 10 (10.20%) Middleware Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
8 7 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
9 6 (6.12%) Java Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) Middleware Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) DevOps Consultant
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) Middleware
2 11 (11.22%) Web Services
3 10 (10.20%) JSON
4 9 (9.18%) jQuery
5 8 (8.16%) Ajax
5 8 (8.16%) Node.js
6 6 (6.12%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.12%) HTML
6 6 (6.12%) Spring
7 5 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (5.10%) RAML
7 5 (5.10%) React
7 5 (5.10%) Swagger
8 4 (4.08%) CSS
8 4 (4.08%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (4.08%) Kafka
8 4 (4.08%) RESTful
8 4 (4.08%) Spring Boot
8 4 (4.08%) YAML
9 3 (3.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.27%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.08%) Blog
3 4 (4.08%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.04%) Clustering
4 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) Fintech
5 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.02%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.96%) Linux
2 17 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.16%) Unix
3 8 (8.16%) Windows
4 6 (6.12%) CentOS
5 3 (3.06%) Android
5 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (77.55%) DevOps
2 40 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
3 33 (33.67%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (28.57%) Scrum
5 25 (25.51%) Software Engineering
6 22 (22.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 21 (21.43%) Configuration Management
8 20 (20.41%) Machine Learning
9 18 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (18.37%) Digital Marketing
9 18 (18.37%) Programme Management
10 15 (15.31%) Microservices
11 14 (14.29%) Open Source
12 11 (11.22%) TDD
13 10 (10.20%) Data Science
14 8 (8.16%) BDD
14 8 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (8.16%) Project Management
14 8 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (57.14%) Python
2 51 (52.04%) Java
3 28 (28.57%) Ruby
4 25 (25.51%) JavaScript
5 22 (22.45%) Go
6 17 (17.35%) Groovy
7 15 (15.31%) Bash Shell
8 13 (13.27%) Perl
9 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.08%) C#
10 4 (4.08%) Scala
11 3 (3.06%) Java 8
11 3 (3.06%) SQL
12 2 (2.04%) C++
12 2 (2.04%) ES6
12 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.10%) AWS Certification
2 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.29%) GCP
2 10 (10.20%) QA
System Software
1 83 (84.69%) Docker
2 7 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.04%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 46 (46.94%) Ansible
1 46 (46.94%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (36.73%) Puppet
3 21 (21.43%) Terraform
4 8 (8.16%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (6.12%) Consul
6 5 (5.10%) Packer
7 4 (4.08%) Salt
8 3 (3.06%) Rancher
9 2 (2.04%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.04%) Kibana
9 2 (2.04%) logstash
9 2 (2.04%) Mesos
9 2 (2.04%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.02%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) SAP
2 15 (15.31%) Red Hat
3 13 (13.27%) Google
4 12 (12.24%) Atlassian
5 6 (6.12%) Splunk
6 4 (4.08%) IBM
7 2 (2.04%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.04%) VMware
8 1 (1.02%) Capita
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.02%) Xamarin