Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > North West
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 47 111
Rank change year-on-year +7 +64 +62
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 98 215 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 4.52% 4.07% 1.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.93% 28.74% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 168 83
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -6.54%
10th Percentile £394 £409 £400
90th Percentile £725 £619 £638
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.53 £60.00
% change year-on-year -19.60% -27.45% +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 378 748 810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.42% 14.16% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 519 513
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £263 £213 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 39
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.57% -56.25%
10th Percentile £13.66 £13.26 £12.18
90th Percentile £21.06 £53.70 £95.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +75.00% +3.90% +10.00%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the North West

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the North West over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +5 48 £512 -2.57% 51
Cheshire 0 9 £488 +8.33% 6
Lancashire +12 8 £525 -4.55% 3
Merseyside +7 3 £525 - 4
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 80 (81.63%) AWS
2 77 (78.57%) DevOps
3 74 (75.51%) Docker
4 44 (44.90%) Jenkins
5 42 (42.86%) Terraform
6 39 (39.80%) Azure
6 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (38.78%) Python
8 37 (37.76%) Cloudera
9 36 (36.73%) Big Data
10 32 (32.65%) Hadoop
11 30 (30.61%) Ansible
12 28 (28.57%) Java
13 27 (27.55%) Hortonworks
14 25 (25.51%) Infrastructure as Code
15 21 (21.43%) GitLab
16 19 (19.39%) Scrum
16 19 (19.39%) Puppet
16 19 (19.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 18 (18.37%) MongoDB
17 18 (18.37%) Git (software)
18 17 (17.35%) Linux
18 17 (17.35%) Web Services
18 17 (17.35%) AWS CloudFormation
18 17 (17.35%) Microservices
19 16 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
19 16 (16.33%) Bash Shell
20 15 (15.31%) Test Automation
20 15 (15.31%) Unix
20 15 (15.31%) CCA

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 4 (4.08%) Apache
1 4 (4.08%) Tomcat
1 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
1 4 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.04%) Confluence
3 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.04%) nginx
4 1 (1.02%) Camunda
4 1 (1.02%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 80 (81.63%) AWS
2 39 (39.80%) Azure
3 17 (17.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (14.29%) Serverless
5 11 (11.22%) GCP
6 10 (10.20%) AWS CodeBuild
6 10 (10.20%) AWS CodeCommit
7 8 (8.16%) OpenShift
8 6 (6.12%) GitHub
9 5 (5.10%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (4.08%) Amazon EKS
10 4 (4.08%) Amazon S3
11 3 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (2.04%) Apigee
13 1 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (1.02%) CloudFront
13 1 (1.02%) IaaS
13 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) DNS
2 2 (2.04%) FTP
2 2 (2.04%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
2 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) DHCP
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) IPsec
3 1 (1.02%) Skype
3 1 (1.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (36.73%) Big Data
2 32 (32.65%) Hadoop
3 18 (18.37%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.10%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.06%) MySQL
5 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.04%) HBase
6 2 (2.04%) Impala
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.02%) Cloud Spanner
7 1 (1.02%) CockroachDB
7 1 (1.02%) DataStage
7 1 (1.02%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.02%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (44.90%) Jenkins
2 21 (21.43%) GitLab
3 18 (18.37%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.16%) Mockito
5 6 (6.12%) Maven
5 6 (6.12%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.08%) Gradle
7 3 (3.06%) Ant
7 3 (3.06%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.06%) CircleCI
7 3 (3.06%) Hudson
7 3 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.06%) Subversion
7 3 (3.06%) Travis CI
8 2 (2.04%) JIRA
9 1 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.02%) Gatling
9 1 (1.02%) Geb
9 1 (1.02%) Mocha
9 1 (1.02%) Spock
General
1 11 (11.22%) Public Sector
2 6 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Automotive
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Law
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (23.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (19.39%) Developer
3 15 (15.31%) Head of DevOps
4 13 (13.27%) Architect
5 12 (12.24%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (12.24%) Java Developer
6 10 (10.20%) Administrator
6 10 (10.20%) AWS Architect
6 10 (10.20%) DevOps Administrator
7 9 (9.18%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Cloud Administrator
10 5 (5.10%) Head of Big Data
10 5 (5.10%) Lead DevOps
11 3 (3.06%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (3.06%) Platform Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Reliability Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Senior DevOps
11 3 (3.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.35%) Web Services
2 12 (12.24%) Node.js
3 8 (8.16%) ActiveMQ
3 8 (8.16%) JAX-RS
4 6 (6.12%) RESTful
5 5 (5.10%) Kafka
5 5 (5.10%) Spring
6 4 (4.08%) CSS
6 4 (4.08%) HTML
6 4 (4.08%) REST
6 4 (4.08%) SOAP
6 4 (4.08%) Spring Boot
7 3 (3.06%) Middleware
7 3 (3.06%) React
8 2 (2.04%) Akka
8 2 (2.04%) Laravel
8 2 (2.04%) Vue.js
9 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.02%) Ember.js
9 1 (1.02%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.08%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.06%) User Experience
4 2 (2.04%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Linux
2 15 (15.31%) Unix
3 8 (8.16%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.06%) Windows
5 2 (2.04%) Android
5 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (78.57%) DevOps
2 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.51%) Infrastructure as Code
4 19 (19.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 19 (19.39%) Scrum
5 17 (17.35%) Microservices
6 15 (15.31%) Test Automation
7 13 (13.27%) Continuous Deployment
7 13 (13.27%) TDD
8 11 (11.22%) BDD
9 10 (10.20%) Pair Programming
10 9 (9.18%) Project Governance
10 9 (9.18%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (9.18%) Web Design
11 8 (8.16%) Fintech
11 8 (8.16%) Web Development
12 6 (6.12%) Configuration Management
12 6 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (5.10%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (38.78%) Python
2 28 (28.57%) Java
3 16 (16.33%) Bash Shell
4 12 (12.24%) Java 8
5 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.16%) Ruby
5 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.14%) Perl
7 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.10%) Groovy
9 4 (4.08%) Go
9 4 (4.08%) SQL
10 3 (3.06%) PHP
10 3 (3.06%) R
11 2 (2.04%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) CCA
2 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.02%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) QA
System Software
1 74 (75.51%) Docker
2 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 42 (42.86%) Terraform
2 30 (30.61%) Ansible
3 19 (19.39%) Puppet
4 16 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.10%) Packer
6 4 (4.08%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (3.06%) logstash
7 3 (3.06%) Rancher
7 3 (3.06%) Salt
8 2 (2.04%) Grafana
8 2 (2.04%) Istio
8 2 (2.04%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.02%) Knative
Vendors
1 37 (37.76%) Cloudera
2 27 (27.55%) Hortonworks
3 5 (5.10%) Google
3 5 (5.10%) IBM
4 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.06%) Splunk
4 3 (3.06%) Tableau
5 1 (1.02%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.02%) CommVault
5 1 (1.02%) Informatica
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.02%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.02%) Teradata
5 1 (1.02%) Twitter