Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 307 374
Rank change year-on-year +137 +67 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 241 66 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.74% 3.41% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 42 14
South East median daily rate £500 £474 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.49% -29.78% -
10th Percentile £397 £412 £402
90th Percentile £599 £574 £775
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £57.50 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 2,244 1,933 2,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.35% 12.11% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,332 1,154 1,357
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £585 £550 £538
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 60 74
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £14.68 £25.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.47% -42.17% +25.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.62 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.55 £58.75
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +10.00% -17.96% +4.05%

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 August 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 17 August 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 +99 132 £475 +5.56% 25
Berkshire +59 92 £500 +2.56% 11
Hampshire +20 48 £500 -0.99% 17
Oxfordshire +20 26 £420 -23.64% 11
West Sussex +20 25 £500 - 2
Surrey -10 23 £640 +44.63% 4
Buckinghamshire +21 14 £506 +19.26% 3
M4 Corridor - 6 - -
East Sussex -4 3 £500 +25.00% 3
Middlesex -6 1 £450 -7.02%
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 207 (85.89%) Docker
2 188 (78.01%) DevOps
3 145 (60.17%) Amazon AWS
4 137 (56.85%) Linux
5 113 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (39.83%) Terraform
7 90 (37.34%) Ansible
8 83 (34.44%) Python
9 81 (33.61%) Jenkins
10 78 (32.37%) Puppet
11 65 (26.97%) Java
12 63 (26.14%) Git (software)
13 57 (23.65%) Opscode Chef
13 57 (23.65%) NoSQL
14 56 (23.24%) Configuration Management
15 52 (21.58%) Node.js
16 47 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (18.67%) Unix
18 44 (18.26%) JIRA
19 43 (17.84%) Bash Shell
19 43 (17.84%) Microsoft Azure
20 42 (17.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 41 (17.01%) Scrum
22 39 (16.18%) JavaScript
23 38 (15.77%) Ruby
23 38 (15.77%) Elasticsearch
24 37 (15.35%) Continuous Delivery
24 37 (15.35%) Groovy
24 37 (15.35%) Apache Cassandra
25 36 (14.94%) Kafka

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 38 (15.77%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (13.69%) Confluence
3 19 (7.88%) OpenStack
4 14 (5.81%) Apache Solr
4 14 (5.81%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.32%) Apache
5 8 (3.32%) nginx
6 7 (2.90%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.83%) Appian
8 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.83%) IIS
8 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.41%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.41%) GemFire
9 1 (0.41%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.32%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 145 (60.17%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (17.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (13.69%) Serverless
4 32 (13.28%) OpenShift
5 30 (12.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (11.62%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (10.79%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (6.22%) Amazon Glacier
8 15 (6.22%) PaaS
9 14 (5.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (5.39%) AWS CodePipeline
11 10 (4.15%) GitHub
12 9 (3.73%) SaaS
13 8 (3.32%) IaaS
14 7 (2.90%) Azure Functions
15 5 (2.07%) Amazon S3
16 4 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
17 3 (1.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 3 (1.24%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.98%) HTTP
2 8 (3.32%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (3.32%) SSL
3 7 (2.90%) DNS
4 5 (2.07%) Firewall
4 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.66%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.66%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.66%) LAN
5 4 (1.66%) WAN
6 3 (1.24%) VPN
7 2 (0.83%) Calico
7 2 (0.83%) Internet
7 2 (0.83%) IPsec
7 2 (0.83%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.41%) DSL
8 1 (0.41%) NAS
8 1 (0.41%) Network Security
8 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (23.65%) NoSQL
2 37 (15.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 28 (11.62%) MongoDB
4 24 (9.96%) SQL Server
5 20 (8.30%) Redis
6 13 (5.39%) Big Data
7 8 (3.32%) Neo4j
8 7 (2.90%) MySQL
9 6 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.49%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (2.07%) Riak
11 4 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.24%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.24%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 81 (33.61%) Jenkins
2 63 (26.14%) Git (software)
3 44 (18.26%) JIRA
4 29 (12.03%) Vagrant
5 15 (6.22%) Cucumber
5 15 (6.22%) Maven
5 15 (6.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (5.81%) Bitbucket
7 13 (5.39%) RSpec
8 12 (4.98%) Artifactory
9 10 (4.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (2.90%) SonarQube
10 7 (2.90%) Travis CI
11 5 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.07%) Gradle
12 3 (1.24%) Checkstyle
12 3 (1.24%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.24%) JUnit
12 3 (1.24%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.24%) Selenium
General
1 20 (8.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.73%) Finance
3 5 (2.07%) Banking
4 3 (1.24%) Billing
5 2 (0.83%) Advertising
5 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Law
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (54.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (25.73%) AWS Engineer
3 61 (25.31%) AWS DevOps
3 61 (25.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 46 (19.09%) Developer
5 22 (9.13%) Java Developer
6 21 (8.71%) Architect
7 20 (8.30%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 19 (7.88%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (5.39%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.73%) Java Engineer
12 9 (3.73%) Java Software Engineer
12 9 (3.73%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.32%) Automation Architect
13 8 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.32%) Network Architect
14 7 (2.90%) AWS Architect
14 7 (2.90%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.58%) Node.js
2 36 (14.94%) Kafka
3 29 (12.03%) Web Services
4 27 (11.20%) .NET
5 25 (10.37%) REST
5 25 (10.37%) Spring
6 21 (8.71%) AngularJS
7 20 (8.30%) Elastic Stack
7 20 (8.30%) Spring Boot
8 19 (7.88%) .NET Core
9 18 (7.47%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (4.98%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.56%) ASP.NET
12 11 (4.56%) JSON
13 10 (4.15%) HTML
14 9 (3.73%) LAMP
15 8 (3.32%) Hibernate
15 8 (3.32%) Lucene
15 8 (3.32%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.11%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (7.88%) iPad
3 17 (7.05%) Cloud Native
4 16 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.07%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.83%) User Experience
11 1 (0.41%) Clustering
11 1 (0.41%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 137 (56.85%) Linux
2 45 (18.67%) Unix
3 42 (17.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (13.69%) Windows
5 17 (7.05%) Ubuntu
6 16 (6.64%) CentOS
7 9 (3.73%) CoreOS
8 7 (2.90%) Android
8 7 (2.90%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.07%) DC/OS
10 3 (1.24%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.83%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.83%) Fedora
11 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.41%) AIX
12 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (78.01%) DevOps
2 113 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (23.24%) Configuration Management
4 47 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (17.01%) Scrum
6 37 (15.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 32 (13.28%) Microservices
8 30 (12.45%) Test Automation
9 29 (12.03%) Open Source
10 27 (11.20%) E-Commerce
11 26 (10.79%) Deployment Automation
12 23 (9.54%) TDD
13 17 (7.05%) Kanban
13 17 (7.05%) Web Development
14 16 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (6.64%) Unit Testing
15 15 (6.22%) Machine Learning
15 15 (6.22%) Software Engineering
16 14 (5.81%) Event-Driven Architecture
17 12 (4.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 83 (34.44%) Python
2 65 (26.97%) Java
3 43 (17.84%) Bash Shell
4 39 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 38 (15.77%) Ruby
6 37 (15.35%) Groovy
7 32 (13.28%) SQL
8 24 (9.96%) C#
9 15 (6.22%) PowerShell
10 14 (5.81%) Scala
11 13 (5.39%) Java 8
12 11 (4.56%) Go
13 10 (4.15%) PHP
14 8 (3.32%) C++
14 8 (3.32%) Shell Script
15 7 (2.90%) TypeScript
16 6 (2.49%) Perl
17 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (3.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.90%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.07%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.24%) Degree
5 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.49%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) GCP
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 207 (85.89%) Docker
2 17 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.15%) oVirt
3 10 (4.15%) RHEV
4 7 (2.90%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.07%) Xen
6 4 (1.66%) KVM
7 3 (1.24%) flannel
7 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.83%) Btrfs
8 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.41%) Ceph
9 1 (0.41%) etcd
9 1 (0.41%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.41%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 96 (39.83%) Terraform
2 90 (37.34%) Ansible
3 78 (32.37%) Puppet
4 57 (23.65%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (14.52%) Packer
6 21 (8.71%) Salt
7 11 (4.56%) Kibana
8 8 (3.32%) logstash
8 8 (3.32%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.90%) Grafana
10 6 (2.49%) Consul
10 6 (2.49%) HAProxy
11 5 (2.07%) Mesos
11 5 (2.07%) Nagios
12 4 (1.66%) Uchiwa
13 3 (1.24%) Graphite
14 2 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 2 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
14 2 (0.83%) Rancher
14 2 (0.83%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 32 (13.28%) Red Hat
2 21 (8.71%) Oracle
3 20 (8.30%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.88%) Atlassian
5 18 (7.47%) Google
5 18 (7.47%) VMware
6 10 (4.15%) Splunk
7 5 (2.07%) Rackspace
7 5 (2.07%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.24%) Adobe
8 3 (1.24%) Databricks
9 2 (0.83%) ATG
9 2 (0.83%) Demandware
9 2 (0.83%) hybris
9 2 (0.83%) IBM
9 2 (0.83%) SAP
10 1 (0.41%) F5
10 1 (0.41%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.41%) Mercator
10 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com