Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 162 267
Rank change year-on-year +69 +105 +79
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 360 265 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.59% 1.61% 0.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.89% 12.09% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 166 71
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.31% +21.00%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £412
90th Percentile £664 £606 £590
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.09% - -
England median hourly rate £43.53 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year -27.45% - -

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 1,810 2,192 2,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.04% 13.32% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,094 1,319 1,221
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 77 56
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +32.08% -51.82%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.85 £11.09
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.05 £43.00
England median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.89% - -23.08%

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 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
Thames Valley +50 197 £525 +7.69% 73
Berkshire +18 120 £538 +7.50% 42
Hampshire +26 72 £500 +5.26% 22
Surrey +59 54 £555 -5.53% 19
Oxfordshire +32 43 £469 +4.17% 29
Buckinghamshire +38 35 £525 +10.53% 2
West Sussex +2 19 £475 -8.21% 3
East Sussex +19 15 £510 +2.00% 5
Kent +4 3 £550 - 4
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 289 (80.28%) Docker
2 250 (69.44%) DevOps
3 173 (48.06%) Azure
4 161 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (41.39%) AWS
6 142 (39.44%) Ansible
7 110 (30.56%) Jenkins
8 108 (30.00%) Linux
9 96 (26.67%) Python
10 94 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
11 91 (25.28%) Microservices
12 90 (25.00%) Java
13 81 (22.50%) Git (software)
13 81 (22.50%) Puppet
13 81 (22.50%) Terraform
14 69 (19.17%) .NET
15 66 (18.33%) Configuration Management
16 63 (17.50%) GCP
17 61 (16.94%) C#
18 60 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
19 58 (16.11%) Microsoft
19 58 (16.11%) Scrum
20 55 (15.28%) SQL
21 52 (14.44%) PaaS
22 51 (14.17%) Software Engineering
23 47 (13.06%) TDD
24 46 (12.78%) Google
24 46 (12.78%) Windows
25 45 (12.50%) BDD
25 45 (12.50%) Test 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 18 (5.00%) Confluence
2 15 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (3.06%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.94%) Apache
6 7 (1.94%) nginx
7 5 (1.39%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.11%) GemFire
9 3 (0.83%) CMS
9 3 (0.83%) Drupal
9 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.83%) Mule
9 3 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.56%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.28%) Anypoint
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Sonata
2 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 173 (48.06%) Azure
2 149 (41.39%) AWS
3 63 (17.50%) GCP
4 52 (14.44%) PaaS
5 44 (12.22%) OpenShift
6 38 (10.56%) GitHub
7 31 (8.61%) Serverless
8 29 (8.06%) SaaS
9 24 (6.67%) IaaS
10 17 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (4.17%) Azure Functions
12 14 (3.89%) Amazon ECS
13 11 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (2.50%) Amazon S3
14 9 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (1.94%) NuGet
17 5 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
18 4 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.78%) DNS
1 10 (2.78%) DSL
2 9 (2.50%) SSL
3 8 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.67%) HTTP
5 4 (1.11%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.11%) Multicast
5 4 (1.11%) Network Security
6 2 (0.56%) Firewall
6 2 (0.56%) FTP
6 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.56%) VSAN
7 1 (0.28%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.28%) Internet
7 1 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.28%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.28%) SMTP
7 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.22%) MongoDB
3 20 (5.56%) MySQL
4 18 (5.00%) Big Data
5 17 (4.72%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 15 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 15 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.78%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.50%) Apache Hive
9 9 (2.50%) Cosmos DB
9 9 (2.50%) MariaDB
10 8 (2.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.94%) HBase
12 6 (1.67%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 110 (30.56%) Jenkins
2 81 (22.50%) Git (software)
3 40 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 38 (10.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 37 (10.28%) TeamCity
6 33 (9.17%) Selenium
7 23 (6.39%) JIRA
8 17 (4.72%) GitLab
9 16 (4.44%) Subversion
10 12 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (3.06%) Bitbucket
12 10 (2.78%) Gradle
12 10 (2.78%) Maven
12 10 (2.78%) Mocha
12 10 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (2.78%) WebDriver
13 8 (2.22%) Mockito
13 8 (2.22%) SpecFlow
13 8 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (6.67%) Finance
2 19 (5.28%) Retail
3 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.22%) Banking
4 8 (2.22%) Law
5 5 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Military
6 2 (0.56%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 118 (32.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (21.39%) Developer
3 34 (9.44%) Architect
4 29 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
5 27 (7.50%) Consultant
6 26 (7.22%) AWS DevOps
7 25 (6.94%) Azure DevOps
7 25 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
7 25 (6.94%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 25 (6.94%) Senior DevOps
8 24 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 23 (6.39%) AWS Engineer
9 23 (6.39%) Java Developer
10 20 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 19 (5.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 18 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
13 17 (4.72%) .NET Developer
14 16 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
15 14 (3.89%) Azure Architect
15 14 (3.89%) DevSecOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (19.17%) .NET
2 44 (12.22%) Web Services
3 41 (11.39%) .NET Core
3 41 (11.39%) RESTful
4 39 (10.83%) AngularJS
5 32 (8.89%) .NET Framework
5 32 (8.89%) Node.js
6 24 (6.67%) Spring
7 23 (6.39%) REST
8 22 (6.11%) React
9 18 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (4.44%) Kafka
11 15 (4.17%) ASP.NET
11 15 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (3.61%) JSON
13 12 (3.33%) SOAP
14 11 (3.06%) CSS
14 11 (3.06%) Spring Boot
15 10 (2.78%) Entity Framework
15 10 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.89%) Cloud Native
2 13 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.67%) Life Science
6 6 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.83%) Blog
8 3 (0.83%) Clustering
8 3 (0.83%) iPad
8 3 (0.83%) IVR
9 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.56%) DataPower
9 2 (0.56%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 108 (30.00%) Linux
2 46 (12.78%) Windows
3 25 (6.94%) Unix
4 24 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.94%) CentOS
6 7 (1.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.83%) VMS
8 1 (0.28%) Android
8 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.28%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (69.44%) DevOps
2 161 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
4 91 (25.28%) Microservices
5 66 (18.33%) Configuration Management
6 58 (16.11%) Scrum
7 51 (14.17%) Software Engineering
8 47 (13.06%) TDD
9 45 (12.50%) BDD
9 45 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 41 (11.39%) Continuous Delivery
11 33 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (8.89%) Infrastructure as Code
13 28 (7.78%) Kanban
14 27 (7.50%) Computer Science
15 22 (6.11%) Migration
16 21 (5.83%) Open Source
16 21 (5.83%) Unit Testing
17 20 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
18 19 (5.28%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 96 (26.67%) Python
2 90 (25.00%) Java
3 61 (16.94%) C#
4 55 (15.28%) SQL
5 44 (12.22%) JavaScript
6 35 (9.72%) Bash Shell
7 27 (7.50%) PowerShell
8 18 (5.00%) Go
9 14 (3.89%) Ruby
10 13 (3.61%) Java 8
10 13 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.61%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.06%) Groovy
12 10 (2.78%) C++
13 8 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.94%) Perl
15 6 (1.67%) ES6
15 6 (1.67%) Scala
16 5 (1.39%) PHP
17 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.28%) Degree
4 16 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.83%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.28%) CISSP
7 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.28%) MCSA
7 1 (0.28%) MCSE
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.28%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.78%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) GDPR
2 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.83%) NCSC
3 1 (0.28%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 289 (80.28%) Docker
2 19 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.94%) LXC
6 5 (1.39%) HDFS
6 5 (1.39%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.11%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.83%) NFS
9 2 (0.56%) vCloud
9 2 (0.56%) vSphere
10 1 (0.28%) Ceph
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.28%) Gluster
10 1 (0.28%) oVirt
10 1 (0.28%) Postfix
10 1 (0.28%) RHEV
10 1 (0.28%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 142 (39.44%) Ansible
2 81 (22.50%) Puppet
2 81 (22.50%) Terraform
3 60 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.78%) Prometheus
5 8 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (2.22%) Salt
6 7 (1.94%) Mesos
7 5 (1.39%) Oozie
8 4 (1.11%) Consul
9 3 (0.83%) Grafana
9 3 (0.83%) Marathon
9 3 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.83%) vRealize
10 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.56%) Kibana
10 2 (0.56%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.28%) logstash
11 1 (0.28%) yum
Vendors
1 58 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 46 (12.78%) Google
3 25 (6.94%) Red Hat
4 24 (6.67%) Atlassian
5 19 (5.28%) Oracle
6 17 (4.72%) VMware
7 12 (3.33%) Sitecore
8 10 (2.78%) Splunk
9 9 (2.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 8 (2.22%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.67%) IBM
11 6 (1.67%) New Relic
11 6 (1.67%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.39%) Remedy
13 4 (1.11%) MuleSoft
13 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.83%) Databricks
14 3 (0.83%) Dell
15 2 (0.56%) Cisco
15 2 (0.56%) SAP