Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 October 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 267 341
Rank change year-on-year +112 +74 +54
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 274 109 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.66% 0.67% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.51% 5.34% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 70 14
South East median daily rate £500 £484 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +21.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £400 £412 £323
90th Percentile £606 £594 £723
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £57.50 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,191 2,040 2,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.28% 12.47% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 1,243 1,207
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 57 73
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.97% -47.03% +32.94%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.62 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.73 £43.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Thames Valley +83 133 £488 -1.27% 29
Berkshire +48 80 £500 - 12
Hampshire +15 48 £475 -5.00% 17
Surrey +4 44 £569 +2.02% 13
Oxfordshire +39 39 £450 -7.69% 16
West Sussex +32 36 £518 -1.43% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 14 £538 +26.62% 1
East Sussex -5 5 £500 +25.00% 5
M4 Corridor - 3 £600 -
Kent - 2 - -
Middlesex -4 1 £450 -7.02%
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 230 (83.94%) Docker
2 202 (73.72%) DevOps
3 172 (62.77%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (48.91%) Linux
5 126 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (37.96%) Puppet
7 103 (37.59%) Ansible
8 100 (36.50%) Terraform
9 94 (34.31%) Jenkins
10 74 (27.01%) Scrum
11 73 (26.64%) Microsoft Azure
11 73 (26.64%) Git (software)
12 68 (24.82%) Python
13 67 (24.45%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (22.26%) Java
14 61 (22.26%) Continuous Delivery
15 56 (20.44%) NoSQL
16 55 (20.07%) Elasticsearch
17 53 (19.34%) Configuration Management
18 51 (18.61%) Kafka
19 46 (16.79%) Opscode Chef
20 44 (16.06%) SQL
21 43 (15.69%) MongoDB
22 42 (15.33%) Unix
22 42 (15.33%) Microsoft
22 42 (15.33%) Test Automation
23 41 (14.96%) JavaScript
24 40 (14.60%) .NET
24 40 (14.60%) Kanban
24 40 (14.60%) Deployment Automation

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 55 (20.07%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (6.93%) Confluence
3 17 (6.20%) OpenStack
4 15 (5.47%) Apache Solr
5 13 (4.74%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.82%) Apache
7 4 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.09%) nginx
9 2 (0.73%) Appian
9 2 (0.73%) GemFire
10 1 (0.36%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.36%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 172 (62.77%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (26.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (10.22%) Serverless
4 26 (9.49%) Amazon Glacier
5 23 (8.39%) GitHub
6 22 (8.03%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (7.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (6.93%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (6.93%) OpenShift
8 19 (6.93%) SaaS
9 18 (6.57%) PaaS
10 16 (5.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (4.38%) IaaS
12 8 (2.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (2.92%) Amazon S3
13 7 (2.55%) Azure Functions
14 6 (2.19%) AWS CodePipeline
15 5 (1.82%) npm
15 5 (1.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.11%) HTTP
2 12 (4.38%) Firewall
3 10 (3.65%) DNS
4 7 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (2.55%) SSL
5 5 (1.82%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.82%) LAN
5 5 (1.82%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.82%) WAN
6 4 (1.46%) Internet
7 3 (1.09%) DSL
7 3 (1.09%) VPN
8 2 (0.73%) IPsec
8 2 (0.73%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.73%) NAS
8 2 (0.73%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.73%) SAN
9 1 (0.36%) Network Security
9 1 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (20.44%) NoSQL
2 43 (15.69%) MongoDB
3 36 (13.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 33 (12.04%) SQL Server
5 30 (10.95%) Redis
6 23 (8.39%) Big Data
7 18 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (4.74%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (4.74%) MySQL
9 9 (3.28%) Neo4j
10 8 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.55%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.82%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.82%) Riak
13 4 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
13 4 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (1.46%) MariaDB
14 3 (1.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 94 (34.31%) Jenkins
2 73 (26.64%) Git (software)
3 31 (11.31%) JIRA
4 20 (7.30%) Maven
5 16 (5.84%) Selenium
5 16 (5.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (4.74%) Artifactory
7 12 (4.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (4.01%) Subversion
9 10 (3.65%) Vagrant
10 9 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (3.28%) Bitbucket
10 9 (3.28%) Cucumber
10 9 (3.28%) GitLab
11 8 (2.92%) Gradle
11 8 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.19%) SonarQube
12 6 (2.19%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.19%) Travis CI
13 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (4.74%) Finance
2 12 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.65%) Billing
4 5 (1.82%) Publishing
5 3 (1.09%) Banking
5 3 (1.09%) Law
6 2 (0.73%) Advertising
6 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.73%) Games
6 2 (0.73%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 134 (48.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (22.99%) Developer
3 53 (19.34%) AWS DevOps
4 49 (17.88%) AWS Engineer
5 48 (17.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 28 (10.22%) Architect
6 28 (10.22%) Java Developer
7 27 (9.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 20 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (5.84%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (5.84%) Software Engineer
10 15 (5.47%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 13 (4.74%) .NET Developer
12 12 (4.38%) AWS Developer
12 12 (4.38%) Azure DevOps
12 12 (4.38%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
13 10 (3.65%) Cloud Architect
14 8 (2.92%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.61%) Kafka
2 40 (14.60%) .NET
3 38 (13.87%) Node.js
4 34 (12.41%) Web Services
5 32 (11.68%) .NET Core
6 30 (10.95%) AngularJS
6 30 (10.95%) Spring
7 29 (10.58%) REST
8 26 (9.49%) RabbitMQ
8 26 (9.49%) Spring Boot
9 20 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (6.57%) Elastic Stack
11 16 (5.84%) .NET Framework
12 14 (5.11%) ASP.NET
13 13 (4.74%) JSON
14 12 (4.38%) HTML
15 9 (3.28%) CSS
15 9 (3.28%) jQuery
15 9 (3.28%) LAMP
15 9 (3.28%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.31%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (10.22%) Cloud Native
3 13 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.38%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (3.65%) iPad
6 8 (2.92%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.19%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.46%) User Experience
10 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.73%) PMI
11 2 (0.73%) Replication
12 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.36%) Fintech
12 1 (0.36%) PKI
12 1 (0.36%) Social Media
12 1 (0.36%) STB
Operating Systems
1 134 (48.91%) Linux
2 42 (15.33%) Unix
3 34 (12.41%) Windows
4 20 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (5.47%) CentOS
5 15 (5.47%) Ubuntu
6 9 (3.28%) CoreOS
7 6 (2.19%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.82%) Android
8 5 (1.82%) VMS
8 5 (1.82%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.73%) AIX
9 2 (0.73%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.73%) Fedora
10 1 (0.36%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (73.72%) DevOps
2 126 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (27.01%) Scrum
4 67 (24.45%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (22.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 53 (19.34%) Configuration Management
7 42 (15.33%) Test Automation
8 40 (14.60%) Deployment Automation
8 40 (14.60%) Kanban
9 39 (14.23%) Microservices
10 32 (11.68%) Open Source
11 30 (10.95%) TDD
12 26 (9.49%) Software Engineering
13 22 (8.03%) Unit Testing
14 21 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 17 (6.20%) E-Commerce
15 17 (6.20%) MVC
16 16 (5.84%) Machine Learning
17 15 (5.47%) Event-Driven Architecture
17 15 (5.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.82%) Python
2 61 (22.26%) Java
3 44 (16.06%) SQL
4 41 (14.96%) JavaScript
5 30 (10.95%) PowerShell
6 29 (10.58%) Bash Shell
7 28 (10.22%) C#
8 23 (8.39%) Groovy
8 23 (8.39%) Ruby
9 20 (7.30%) Go
10 19 (6.93%) Perl
11 16 (5.84%) Java 8
12 12 (4.38%) Scala
13 11 (4.01%) PHP
14 9 (3.28%) TypeScript
15 7 (2.55%) Shell Script
15 7 (2.55%) VBA
16 6 (2.19%) C++
17 2 (0.73%) Korn
17 2 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.92%) Degree
4 3 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.73%) PMP
6 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) GDPR
2 2 (0.73%) WCAG
System Software
1 230 (83.94%) Docker
2 14 (5.11%) oVirt
2 14 (5.11%) RHEV
3 12 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.01%) Active Directory
5 10 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.55%) KVM
7 5 (1.82%) Xen
8 3 (1.09%) NFS
8 3 (1.09%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.73%) Btrfs
9 2 (0.73%) Ceph
9 2 (0.73%) etcd
9 2 (0.73%) flannel
9 2 (0.73%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.73%) SkyDNS
9 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 104 (37.96%) Puppet
2 103 (37.59%) Ansible
3 100 (36.50%) Terraform
4 46 (16.79%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (5.11%) Packer
6 11 (4.01%) Kibana
7 10 (3.65%) Grafana
8 9 (3.28%) Prometheus
8 9 (3.28%) Salt
9 8 (2.92%) logstash
10 7 (2.55%) Consul
11 5 (1.82%) Mesos
11 5 (1.82%) Nagios
11 5 (1.82%) Uchiwa
12 4 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.46%) Graphite
12 4 (1.46%) HAProxy
13 3 (1.09%) Rancher
14 2 (0.73%) rkt
14 2 (0.73%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 42 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.66%) Red Hat
3 20 (7.30%) Atlassian
4 18 (6.57%) Google
5 12 (4.38%) Oracle
5 12 (4.38%) VMware
6 10 (3.65%) SaltStack
6 10 (3.65%) Splunk
7 7 (2.55%) Citrix
8 5 (1.82%) Rackspace
8 5 (1.82%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.09%) Adobe
9 3 (1.09%) Databricks
9 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.73%) F5
10 2 (0.73%) Mirantis
11 1 (0.36%) Concur
11 1 (0.36%) SAP
11 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds