Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 130 283
Rank change year-on-year +47 +153 +31
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 297 320 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.53% 2.00% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.16% 14.25% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 197 57
South East median daily rate £500 £518 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +6.92% +13.88%
10th Percentile £400 £404 £406
90th Percentile £656 £650 £643
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South East median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £47.33 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.37% +18.33% -

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 1,550 2,246 2,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.22% 14.04% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 1,314 1,326
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £241
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 78 56
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.52% +3.33% -23.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.85 £11.94
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.25 £44.88
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £16.82
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.07% -15.93%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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
Thames Valley +31 149 £525 +5.00% 74
Berkshire +7 85 £575 +9.52% 38
Hampshire +45 76 £513 +2.50% 22
Surrey +21 48 £500 -9.09% 16
Buckinghamshire +44 35 £500 -4.76% 14
Oxfordshire +16 29 £475 -2.56% 22
West Sussex +17 14 £500 -3.38% 6
East Sussex +17 9 £675 +35.00% 5
Kent +12 1 £450 - 4
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 229 (77.10%) Docker
2 212 (71.38%) DevOps
3 134 (45.12%) Azure
4 123 (41.41%) Ansible
5 121 (40.74%) AWS
6 120 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
7 104 (35.02%) Terraform
8 90 (30.30%) Python
9 88 (29.63%) Linux
10 77 (25.93%) Jenkins
11 75 (25.25%) Microservices
12 59 (19.87%) C#
13 58 (19.53%) Puppet
14 54 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
15 51 (17.17%) Java
16 50 (16.84%) Git (software)
17 49 (16.50%) .NET
18 44 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
19 43 (14.48%) SQL
19 43 (14.48%) JavaScript
20 42 (14.14%) Microsoft
20 42 (14.14%) GCP
21 41 (13.80%) Node.js
22 39 (13.13%) Scrum
23 38 (12.79%) Configuration Management
23 38 (12.79%) BDD
24 37 (12.46%) PaaS
25 36 (12.12%) Test Automation
25 36 (12.12%) Windows
26 35 (11.78%) Security Cleared

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 22 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (5.05%) Confluence
3 11 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (3.37%) Apache Spark
5 9 (3.03%) OpenStack
6 8 (2.69%) CMS
7 5 (1.68%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.68%) nginx
7 5 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.68%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.35%) GemFire
8 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.01%) Apache
9 3 (1.01%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.67%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.67%) Mule
10 2 (0.67%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 134 (45.12%) Azure
2 121 (40.74%) AWS
3 42 (14.14%) GCP
4 37 (12.46%) PaaS
5 35 (11.78%) GitHub
6 31 (10.44%) SaaS
7 26 (8.75%) OpenShift
8 22 (7.41%) Serverless
9 16 (5.39%) IaaS
10 15 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (4.04%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (3.03%) Amazon S3
13 9 (3.03%) Azure Functions
14 8 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (2.69%) Power Platform
15 6 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (1.68%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.69%) DNS
1 8 (2.69%) DSL
2 6 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.68%) SSL
4 4 (1.35%) Firewall
4 4 (1.35%) Wireless
5 2 (0.67%) LAN
5 2 (0.67%) Network Security
5 2 (0.67%) SMTP
5 2 (0.67%) VSAN
5 2 (0.67%) WAN
6 1 (0.34%) DHCP
6 1 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.34%) HTTP
6 1 (0.34%) Internet
6 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.34%) Multicast
6 1 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.43%) MySQL
2 26 (8.75%) MongoDB
3 16 (5.39%) SQL Server
4 15 (5.05%) Big Data
4 15 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (4.71%) MariaDB
5 14 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.71%) Redis
6 10 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.69%) Power BI
9 7 (2.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.36%) BigQuery
9 7 (2.36%) Data Lake
10 6 (2.02%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.02%) HBase
11 5 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 77 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 50 (16.84%) Git (software)
3 31 (10.44%) Cucumber
4 27 (9.09%) Selenium
5 20 (6.73%) TeamCity
6 19 (6.40%) JIRA
7 13 (4.38%) GitLab
8 10 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (2.69%) Gradle
9 8 (2.69%) Maven
10 7 (2.36%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.36%) Mockito
11 6 (2.02%) JMeter
12 5 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.68%) Subversion
13 4 (1.35%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.35%) Concordion
13 4 (1.35%) Liquibase
General
1 18 (6.06%) Finance
2 11 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.03%) Law
4 8 (2.69%) Banking
5 5 (1.68%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.01%) Retail
7 2 (0.67%) Back Office
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (42.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (19.53%) Developer
3 31 (10.44%) AWS Engineer
4 30 (10.10%) AWS DevOps
5 27 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
6 26 (8.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 24 (8.08%) Architect
8 21 (7.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 20 (6.73%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 19 (6.40%) .NET Developer
10 19 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
10 19 (6.40%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (6.06%) Consultant
12 13 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
12 13 (4.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.37%) Azure Architect
14 9 (3.03%) Administrator
14 9 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
14 9 (3.03%) Lead DevOps
15 8 (2.69%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.50%) .NET
2 41 (13.80%) Node.js
3 33 (11.11%) Web Services
4 25 (8.42%) AngularJS
5 21 (7.07%) .NET Core
6 17 (5.72%) .NET Framework
7 16 (5.39%) React
8 14 (4.71%) CSS
8 14 (4.71%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (4.71%) HTML
9 13 (4.38%) REST
10 10 (3.37%) ASP.NET
10 10 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (3.37%) RESTful
11 8 (2.69%) hapi
11 8 (2.69%) Ionic Framework
11 8 (2.69%) Kafka
12 7 (2.36%) Swagger
12 7 (2.36%) Vue.js
13 6 (2.02%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.72%) Cloud Native
2 15 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.71%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (4.71%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.68%) IVR
6 4 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.01%) Blog
7 3 (1.01%) Clustering
7 3 (1.01%) iPhone
7 3 (1.01%) Life Science
7 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.01%) User Experience
7 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.67%) DataPower
8 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 88 (29.63%) Linux
2 36 (12.12%) Windows
3 16 (5.39%) Unix
4 14 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.03%) CentOS
7 6 (2.02%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.01%) Android
8 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.01%) CoreOS
8 3 (1.01%) VMS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (71.38%) DevOps
2 120 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (25.25%) Microservices
4 54 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 39 (13.13%) Scrum
7 38 (12.79%) BDD
7 38 (12.79%) Configuration Management
8 36 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 35 (11.78%) Software Engineering
10 34 (11.45%) TDD
11 30 (10.10%) Infrastructure as Code
12 23 (7.74%) Kanban
12 23 (7.74%) Migration
13 22 (7.41%) Open Source
14 18 (6.06%) Deployment Automation
15 16 (5.39%) Computer Science
15 16 (5.39%) Release Management
16 14 (4.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 13 (4.38%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 90 (30.30%) Python
2 59 (19.87%) C#
3 51 (17.17%) Java
4 43 (14.48%) JavaScript
4 43 (14.48%) SQL
5 33 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 22 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 14 (4.71%) Ruby
8 13 (4.38%) Perl
8 13 (4.38%) TypeScript
9 11 (3.70%) Go
10 8 (2.69%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.36%) Groovy
12 6 (2.02%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.68%) Java 8
13 5 (1.68%) Scala
14 4 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.01%) F#
15 3 (1.01%) VBScript
16 2 (0.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 35 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.37%) Degree
4 9 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.34%) MCSA
6 1 (0.34%) MCSE
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.71%) QA
2 4 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.01%) NCSC
System Software
1 229 (77.10%) Docker
2 16 (5.39%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (5.05%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (2.02%) NFS
4 6 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.68%) HDFS
6 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.67%) vCloud
7 2 (0.67%) vSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.34%) Ceph
8 1 (0.34%) LXC
8 1 (0.34%) Postfix
8 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 123 (41.41%) Ansible
2 104 (35.02%) Terraform
3 58 (19.53%) Puppet
4 34 (11.45%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.68%) Oozie
6 5 (1.68%) Prometheus
7 4 (1.35%) Kibana
8 3 (1.01%) Grafana
8 3 (1.01%) Salt
8 3 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.01%) vRealize
9 2 (0.67%) Sysdig
9 2 (0.67%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.34%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.34%) Consul
10 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.34%) logstash
10 1 (0.34%) Mesos
10 1 (0.34%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 42 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.11%) Google
3 20 (6.73%) Atlassian
4 14 (4.71%) Oracle
5 13 (4.38%) VMware
6 11 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.69%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.02%) Splunk
9 4 (1.35%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.01%) Databricks
10 3 (1.01%) hybris
10 3 (1.01%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.01%) Okta
11 2 (0.67%) HP
11 2 (0.67%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.67%) SAP
12 1 (0.34%) Cisco
12 1 (0.34%) Dell
12 1 (0.34%) IBM
12 1 (0.34%) Remedy