Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 124 166
Rank change year-on-year +63 +42 +59
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 166 97 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.08% 1.65% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.92% 12.55% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 67 34
North West median daily rate £525 £478 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.95% -9.91% +11.58%
10th Percentile £378 £400 £407
90th Percentile £625 £675 £575
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North West median hourly rate £48.50 £64.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.22% - -
England median hourly rate £42.25 £47.33 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.73% +35.23% -

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 694 773 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.88% 13.18% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 502 394
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £242 £259
90th Percentile £600 £647 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 63 27
North West median hourly rate £18.77 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -7.89% -3.14%
10th Percentile £14.12 £13.00 £11.11
90th Percentile £44.40 £42.50 £43.30
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -24.44%

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 +61 114 £475 -5.00% 55
Lancashire +8 15 £538 +10.77% 7
Merseyside - 10 £550 - 2
Cheshire -9 9 £500 +25.00% 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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.

1 146 (87.95%) Docker
2 110 (66.27%) DevOps
3 109 (65.66%) AWS
4 78 (46.99%) Azure
4 78 (46.99%) Jenkins
5 72 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (41.57%) Terraform
7 63 (37.95%) Ansible
7 63 (37.95%) Puppet
8 59 (35.54%) Python
9 54 (32.53%) Java
10 44 (26.51%) Linux
11 37 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (20.48%) JavaScript
13 33 (19.88%) Scrum
14 31 (18.67%) GCP
14 31 (18.67%) GitLab
14 31 (18.67%) Infrastructure as Code
15 28 (16.87%) Git (software)
16 27 (16.27%) Opscode Chef
17 26 (15.66%) Microservices
18 25 (15.06%) Hadoop
18 25 (15.06%) Cloudera
19 23 (13.86%) Packer
19 23 (13.86%) Bash Shell
20 21 (12.65%) Shell Script
21 20 (12.05%) Web Services
22 19 (11.45%) Google
23 18 (10.84%) Big Data
24 17 (10.24%) Kanban

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 11 (6.63%) Confluence
2 6 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.61%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.01%) Camunda
3 5 (3.01%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.41%) JBoss
5 3 (1.81%) Apache
5 3 (1.81%) nginx
6 2 (1.20%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.60%) Finacle
2 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (65.66%) AWS
2 78 (46.99%) Azure
3 31 (18.67%) GCP
4 11 (6.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (4.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (4.22%) AWS CloudTrail
6 7 (4.22%) SaaS
6 7 (4.22%) Serverless
7 6 (3.61%) Amazon S3
7 6 (3.61%) IaaS
7 6 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (2.41%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.81%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.81%) PaaS
10 3 (1.81%) Route 53
11 2 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) HTTP
2 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.41%) DNS
4 3 (1.81%) SSL
5 2 (1.20%) Firewall
5 2 (1.20%) VPN
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.06%) Hadoop
2 18 (10.84%) Big Data
3 13 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (7.23%) MySQL
5 10 (6.02%) MongoDB
6 9 (5.42%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.01%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (3.01%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.81%) Redis
11 2 (1.20%) Amazon QuickSight
11 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.20%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.60%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.60%) Impala
12 1 (0.60%) RethinkDB
12 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 78 (46.99%) Jenkins
2 31 (18.67%) GitLab
3 28 (16.87%) Git (software)
4 14 (8.43%) JIRA
5 13 (7.83%) SonarQube
6 8 (4.82%) Artifactory
6 8 (4.82%) Maven
7 7 (4.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (4.22%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.22%) Selenium
7 7 (4.22%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (3.61%) Ant
8 6 (3.61%) Bitbucket
8 6 (3.61%) Gerrit
8 6 (3.61%) Vagrant
9 5 (3.01%) Robot Framework
10 4 (2.41%) FishEye
11 3 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.81%) Subversion
11 3 (1.81%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (6.63%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.01%) Automotive
3 5 (3.01%) Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Games
4 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (42.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (16.27%) Developer
3 24 (14.46%) AWS DevOps
3 24 (14.46%) AWS Engineer
4 22 (13.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 16 (9.64%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (7.83%) Administrator
7 12 (7.23%) DevOps Administrator
8 11 (6.63%) Architect
9 9 (5.42%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) PHP Developer
9 9 (5.42%) Senior DevOps
9 9 (5.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Cloud Administrator
11 6 (3.61%) Consultant
11 6 (3.61%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) Hadoop Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) Lead DevOps
12 5 (3.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.05%) Web Services
2 17 (10.24%) .NET
3 14 (8.43%) Spring
3 14 (8.43%) Spring Boot
4 12 (7.23%) Node.js
5 9 (5.42%) React
6 8 (4.82%) Symfony
7 7 (4.22%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.22%) HTML
7 7 (4.22%) JSON
7 7 (4.22%) Vue.js
8 6 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (3.01%) Laravel
9 5 (3.01%) Redux
10 4 (2.41%) .NET Core
10 4 (2.41%) Apache Camel
10 4 (2.41%) REST
10 4 (2.41%) RESTful
11 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.81%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.22%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.51%) Linux
2 15 (9.04%) Windows
3 10 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.42%) CentOS
5 7 (4.22%) Ubuntu
5 7 (4.22%) Unix
6 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.81%) Android
7 3 (1.81%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (66.27%) DevOps
2 72 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (19.88%) Scrum
5 31 (18.67%) Infrastructure as Code
6 26 (15.66%) Microservices
7 17 (10.24%) Kanban
8 16 (9.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 14 (8.43%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.83%) Configuration Management
10 13 (7.83%) OOP
10 13 (7.83%) Open Source
11 12 (7.23%) Migration
12 10 (6.02%) Technical Debt
13 9 (5.42%) TDD
14 8 (4.82%) Front End Development
15 7 (4.22%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (4.22%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (4.22%) SDLC
15 7 (4.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 59 (35.54%) Python
2 54 (32.53%) Java
3 34 (20.48%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.86%) Bash Shell
5 21 (12.65%) Shell Script
6 15 (9.04%) PowerShell
7 14 (8.43%) Ruby
8 12 (7.23%) Go
9 10 (6.02%) PHP
10 8 (4.82%) C#
11 7 (4.22%) Perl
12 5 (3.01%) SQL
12 5 (3.01%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.41%) ES6
13 4 (2.41%) PHP 5
13 4 (2.41%) PHP 7
14 3 (1.81%) Scala
15 2 (1.20%) ES7
16 1 (0.60%) Groovy
16 1 (0.60%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.22%) CCA
4 6 (3.61%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.81%) PSD2
1 3 (1.81%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.20%) NCSC
2 2 (1.20%) NIST
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (87.95%) Docker
2 7 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.01%) Snort
4 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 69 (41.57%) Terraform
2 63 (37.95%) Ansible
2 63 (37.95%) Puppet
3 27 (16.27%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (13.86%) Packer
5 11 (6.63%) Grafana
5 11 (6.63%) Prometheus
6 7 (4.22%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (3.01%) Kibana
7 5 (3.01%) Rsyslog
7 5 (3.01%) Salt
8 4 (2.41%) Rancher
9 3 (1.81%) Istio
10 2 (1.20%) logstash
10 2 (1.20%) Nagios
10 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.60%) linkerd
11 1 (0.60%) systemd
Vendors
1 25 (15.06%) Cloudera
2 19 (11.45%) Google
3 16 (9.64%) Hortonworks
4 8 (4.82%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.61%) Splunk
6 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.41%) Coverity
7 4 (2.41%) VMware
7 4 (2.41%) Zend
8 3 (1.81%) Black Duck
9 2 (1.20%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.20%) IBM
9 2 (1.20%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.20%) New Relic
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle
9 2 (1.20%) Tableau
10 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com