Period
to 26 May 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 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 > South East
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 325 360
Rank change year-on-year +102 +35 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 159 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.94% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.94% 1.71% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 20 22
South East median daily rate £490 £500 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £400 £409
90th Percentile £594 £575 £775
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,291 1,691 2,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.61% 10.94% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,334 986 1,230
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £256
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 83
South East median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% -46.15% +75.68%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £56.03 £57.13 £57.50
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 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 26 May 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 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
Thames Valley +68 95 £475 - 17
Berkshire +53 71 £485 +14.12% 11
Hampshire +16 35 £500 -2.68% 14
Oxfordshire +7 13 £425 -19.05% 6
Buckinghamshire +6 11 £438 -
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
Middlesex +2 6 £400 -
Surrey -24 6 £550 +22.22% 7
West Sussex +2 5 £374 - 2
East Sussex - 1 - - 3
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 South East region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 145 (91.19%) Docker
2 123 (77.36%) DevOps
3 95 (59.75%) Linux
4 86 (54.09%) Amazon AWS
5 72 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (42.77%) Python
7 59 (37.11%) Terraform
8 54 (33.96%) Jenkins
9 51 (32.08%) Opscode Chef
9 51 (32.08%) Ansible
10 45 (28.30%) Configuration Management
11 42 (26.42%) Git (software)
12 41 (25.79%) Node.js
13 39 (24.53%) Puppet
14 38 (23.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (23.90%) Java
15 37 (23.27%) JIRA
16 36 (22.64%) OpenShift
17 35 (22.01%) Bash Shell
17 35 (22.01%) Packer
18 34 (21.38%) Groovy
18 34 (21.38%) Ruby
19 31 (19.50%) Unix
19 31 (19.50%) Vagrant
19 31 (19.50%) Linux Command Line
20 30 (18.87%) Confluence
21 27 (16.98%) Windows
22 25 (15.72%) Test Automation
23 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
23 24 (15.09%) Serverless

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 30 (18.87%) Confluence
2 20 (12.58%) OpenStack
3 13 (8.18%) nginx
3 13 (8.18%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.77%) Apache
6 4 (2.52%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.89%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.26%) IIS
8 2 (1.26%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.63%) Drupal
9 1 (0.63%) JBoss
9 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.66%) HipChat
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 86 (54.09%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (22.64%) OpenShift
3 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (15.09%) Serverless
4 23 (14.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (13.21%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (11.95%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (10.69%) PaaS
8 14 (8.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (5.03%) IaaS
10 7 (4.40%) GitHub
11 6 (3.77%) SaaS
12 5 (3.14%) Amazon Glacier
13 4 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (1.89%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (1.89%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 2 (1.26%) CloudBees
15 2 (1.26%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.55%) Software-Defined Networking
2 4 (2.52%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.89%) Internet
4 2 (1.26%) DNS
4 2 (1.26%) SSL
5 1 (0.63%) Network Security
5 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.21%) NoSQL
2 15 (9.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.40%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.14%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.52%) Big Data
7 4 (2.52%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.89%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.89%) Geospatial Data
8 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.26%) GIS
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (33.96%) Jenkins
2 42 (26.42%) Git (software)
3 37 (23.27%) JIRA
4 31 (19.50%) Vagrant
5 16 (10.06%) RSpec
6 15 (9.43%) Bitbucket
7 13 (8.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (7.55%) Cucumber
9 9 (5.66%) Artifactory
10 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (3.14%) Maven
12 4 (2.52%) SonarQube
13 3 (1.89%) NUnit
13 3 (1.89%) Selenium
13 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (1.26%) GitLab
14 2 (1.26%) Travis CI
15 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
15 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (14.47%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.66%) Finance
3 6 (3.77%) Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 83 (52.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 46 (28.93%) AWS DevOps
2 46 (28.93%) AWS Engineer
3 45 (28.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 25 (15.72%) Architect
5 14 (8.81%) Developer
6 13 (8.18%) Network Architect
7 10 (6.29%) Automation Architect
7 10 (6.29%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.66%) .NET Architect
8 9 (5.66%) AWS Architect
8 9 (5.66%) C# Architect
8 9 (5.66%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 9 (5.66%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) .NET Technical Architect
9 8 (5.03%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.40%) Virtualisation Architect
11 6 (3.77%) Java Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Java Software Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (25.79%) Node.js
2 18 (11.32%) Web Services
3 16 (10.06%) .NET
4 13 (8.18%) AngularJS
5 11 (6.92%) REST
6 9 (5.66%) .NET Core
6 9 (5.66%) .NET Framework
6 9 (5.66%) ASP.NET
6 9 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (4.40%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (3.14%) Kafka
9 4 (2.52%) CSS
9 4 (2.52%) HTML
9 4 (2.52%) SAML
9 4 (2.52%) Spring
10 3 (1.89%) Ajax
10 3 (1.89%) LDAP
10 3 (1.89%) STL
10 3 (1.89%) XML
10 3 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.50%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (11.95%) iPad
3 9 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.14%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.52%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.89%) User Experience
8 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.63%) Clustering
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (59.75%) Linux
2 38 (23.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (19.50%) Unix
4 27 (16.98%) Windows
5 7 (4.40%) CentOS
6 5 (3.14%) DC/OS
6 5 (3.14%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.89%) AIX
7 3 (1.89%) Android
7 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.26%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (1.26%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (77.36%) DevOps
2 72 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (28.30%) Configuration Management
4 25 (15.72%) Test Automation
5 23 (14.47%) E-Commerce
6 21 (13.21%) Microservices
7 20 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (7.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 12 (7.55%) Web Development
10 11 (6.92%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (6.92%) Open Source
10 11 (6.92%) Use Case
11 10 (6.29%) Coaching
11 10 (6.29%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (5.03%) Analytics
12 8 (5.03%) Build Automation
12 8 (5.03%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 8 (5.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 68 (42.77%) Python
2 38 (23.90%) Java
3 35 (22.01%) Bash Shell
4 34 (21.38%) Groovy
4 34 (21.38%) Ruby
5 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
6 18 (11.32%) C#
7 11 (6.92%) C++
8 10 (6.29%) Scala
8 10 (6.29%) SQL
9 6 (3.77%) Go
10 5 (3.14%) Perl
10 5 (3.14%) PHP
10 5 (3.14%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.14%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.63%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 11 (6.92%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.14%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.26%) Degree
4 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) GCP
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 145 (91.19%) Docker
2 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.03%) flannel
4 7 (4.40%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.89%) oVirt
6 3 (1.89%) RHEV
7 2 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.26%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (37.11%) Terraform
2 51 (32.08%) Ansible
2 51 (32.08%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (24.53%) Puppet
4 35 (22.01%) Packer
5 18 (11.32%) Salt
6 11 (6.92%) Prometheus
7 4 (2.52%) HAProxy
7 4 (2.52%) Kibana
8 2 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.26%) logstash
8 2 (1.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.26%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.63%) SCCM
9 1 (0.63%) SELinux
9 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (13.84%) Red Hat
2 18 (11.32%) Atlassian
2 18 (11.32%) Google
2 18 (11.32%) Oracle
2 18 (11.32%) VMware
3 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.89%) Databricks
5 2 (1.26%) ATG
5 2 (1.26%) Demandware
5 2 (1.26%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.26%) hybris
5 2 (1.26%) IBM
5 2 (1.26%) SAP
5 2 (1.26%) Splunk
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe
6 1 (0.63%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.63%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.63%) Mercator
6 1 (0.63%) New Relic
6 1 (0.63%) Okta