Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 103 259
Rank change year-on-year +17 +156 +80
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 232 362 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.39% 2.31% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.59% 16.33% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 245 59
Median daily rate £500 £520 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +6.12% +12.00%
10th Percentile £399 £400 £390
90th Percentile £640 £638 £631
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -28.57%

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 1,248 2,217 2,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.85% 14.18% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 1,319 1,333
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £250 £263
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 76 57
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.29% -13.66% -12.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.42 £51.38 £51.15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.60 £17.32
% change year-on-year +2.15% +7.41% -15.52%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 2 April 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 +21 128 £481 -3.75% 70
Berkshire +29 75 £531 +1.19% 33
Hampshire +37 72 £500 -0.99% 19
Oxfordshire +14 35 £450 -5.26% 30
Surrey -6 27 £525 - 20
Buckinghamshire +5 18 £475 -13.64% 7
West Sussex +26 4 £475 -8.65% 3
Kent +13 1 £615 - 5
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 182 (78.45%) Docker
2 171 (73.71%) DevOps
3 98 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (41.38%) Ansible
5 87 (37.50%) AWS
6 86 (37.07%) Terraform
7 79 (34.05%) Linux
8 76 (32.76%) Azure
9 67 (28.88%) Python
10 63 (27.16%) Git (software)
11 56 (24.14%) Microservices
12 53 (22.84%) Jenkins
13 45 (19.40%) Java
13 45 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (17.67%) Security Cleared
15 39 (16.81%) JavaScript
15 39 (16.81%) C#
16 38 (16.38%) .NET
16 38 (16.38%) Test Automation
17 36 (15.52%) SQL
17 36 (15.52%) Scrum
17 36 (15.52%) Node.js
18 35 (15.09%) Puppet
18 35 (15.09%) GCP
19 33 (14.22%) SC Cleared
20 31 (13.36%) OpenShift
21 29 (12.50%) Configuration Management
22 28 (12.07%) GitHub
22 28 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
23 27 (11.64%) Microsoft

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 20 (8.62%) Confluence
2 18 (7.76%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (4.74%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (3.88%) CMS
4 9 (3.88%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.45%) nginx
6 6 (2.59%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.59%) Red Hat Fuse
7 5 (2.16%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.16%) GemFire
7 5 (2.16%) Umbraco
7 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.72%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.86%) Drupal
10 2 (0.86%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.86%) IIS
10 2 (0.86%) JBoss
10 2 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.86%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.43%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 87 (37.50%) AWS
2 76 (32.76%) Azure
3 35 (15.09%) GCP
4 31 (13.36%) OpenShift
5 28 (12.07%) GitHub
6 22 (9.48%) SaaS
7 13 (5.60%) Amazon S3
7 13 (5.60%) PaaS
8 12 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (5.17%) Serverless
9 11 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
10 8 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (3.45%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.59%) Power Platform
12 5 (2.16%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (2.16%) Firebase
12 5 (2.16%) Google Container Engine
12 5 (2.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.31%) DSL
2 9 (3.88%) Firewall
2 9 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.16%) DNS
3 5 (2.16%) WAN
4 4 (1.72%) DHCP
4 4 (1.72%) LAN
4 4 (1.72%) SSL
4 4 (1.72%) Wireless
5 3 (1.29%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.86%) BGP
6 2 (0.86%) SNMP
6 2 (0.86%) VLAN
6 2 (0.86%) VSAN
7 1 (0.43%) FTP
7 1 (0.43%) HTTP
7 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.43%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.43%) SMTP
7 1 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.34%) MySQL
2 23 (9.91%) MongoDB
3 20 (8.62%) MariaDB
4 15 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (6.47%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.74%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.31%) Redis
7 9 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (3.88%) Big Data
8 8 (3.45%) Data Lake
9 7 (3.02%) Cosmos DB
10 6 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (2.59%) BigQuery
10 6 (2.59%) Power BI
11 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (27.16%) Git (software)
2 53 (22.84%) Jenkins
3 26 (11.21%) JIRA
4 24 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 23 (9.91%) Selenium
6 17 (7.33%) GitLab
7 10 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (3.02%) Liquibase
8 7 (3.02%) Maven
8 7 (3.02%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.59%) Artifactory
10 5 (2.16%) CircleCI
10 5 (2.16%) Gradle
10 5 (2.16%) gulp
10 5 (2.16%) Jasmine
10 5 (2.16%) Protractor
11 4 (1.72%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.72%) JMeter
11 4 (1.72%) JUnit
12 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (6.90%) Finance
2 8 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.16%) Banking
4 4 (1.72%) Law
5 3 (1.29%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.86%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 99 (42.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 50 (21.55%) Developer
3 25 (10.78%) Architect
4 21 (9.05%) AWS Engineer
5 18 (7.76%) AWS DevOps
6 16 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.47%) .NET Developer
7 15 (6.47%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 12 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
8 12 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (4.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.31%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (3.88%) Consultant
10 9 (3.88%) Senior DevOps
10 9 (3.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.45%) DevOps Developer
12 7 (3.02%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (2.59%) DevOps Architect
13 6 (2.59%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.38%) .NET
2 36 (15.52%) Node.js
3 27 (11.64%) Web Services
4 19 (8.19%) CSS
4 19 (8.19%) HTML
5 17 (7.33%) REST
6 16 (6.90%) .NET Core
7 14 (6.03%) ASP.NET
8 13 (5.60%) AngularJS
8 13 (5.60%) Kafka
9 12 (5.17%) OAuth
9 12 (5.17%) RESTful
10 10 (4.31%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (4.31%) Middleware
10 10 (4.31%) React
10 10 (4.31%) Swagger
10 10 (4.31%) XML
11 9 (3.88%) .NET Framework
11 9 (3.88%) Entity Framework
12 8 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.88%) Cloud Native
1 9 (3.88%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.16%) Clustering
4 5 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.16%) IVR
5 4 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.29%) User Experience
6 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.86%) BeagleBone
7 2 (0.86%) Blog
7 2 (0.86%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.86%) iPhone
7 2 (0.86%) Life Science
7 2 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 79 (34.05%) Linux
2 26 (11.21%) Windows
3 11 (4.74%) CentOS
3 11 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (4.31%) Unix
5 7 (3.02%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.16%) CoreOS
6 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.72%) Android
8 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.86%) Solaris
8 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (73.71%) DevOps
2 98 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (24.14%) Microservices
4 45 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (16.38%) Test Automation
6 36 (15.52%) Scrum
7 29 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 28 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
9 25 (10.78%) Kanban
10 24 (10.34%) Software Delivery
11 21 (9.05%) Software Engineering
12 17 (7.33%) BDD
12 17 (7.33%) TDD
13 15 (6.47%) Infrastructure as Code
13 15 (6.47%) MVC
13 15 (6.47%) Unit Testing
14 14 (6.03%) SDLC
14 14 (6.03%) SOA
15 13 (5.60%) High Availability
15 13 (5.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.88%) Python
2 45 (19.40%) Java
3 39 (16.81%) C#
3 39 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 36 (15.52%) SQL
5 17 (7.33%) Bash Shell
6 14 (6.03%) Go
7 11 (4.74%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.31%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.88%) Groovy
10 8 (3.45%) Ruby
10 8 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.02%) Perl
11 7 (3.02%) TypeScript
11 7 (3.02%) XAML
12 6 (2.59%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.29%) F#
13 3 (1.29%) Java 8
14 2 (0.86%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.86%) ES6
Qualifications
1 41 (17.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.22%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.74%) Degree
4 4 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.43%) MCSA
7 1 (0.43%) MCSE
7 1 (0.43%) OCP
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.76%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 182 (78.45%) Docker
2 8 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.59%) NFS
5 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.29%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.86%) vCloud
7 2 (0.86%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) GFS2
8 1 (0.43%) NDS
8 1 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 96 (41.38%) Ansible
2 86 (37.07%) Terraform
3 35 (15.09%) Puppet
4 26 (11.21%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (7.33%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (2.59%) Kibana
6 6 (2.59%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.16%) Grafana
8 4 (1.72%) Packer
8 4 (1.72%) vRealize
9 3 (1.29%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.86%) Consul
10 2 (0.86%) OpenNebula
10 2 (0.86%) Salt
10 2 (0.86%) Sysdig
10 2 (0.86%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.43%) logstash
11 1 (0.43%) Nessus
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.43%) SELinux
Vendors
1 27 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.34%) Google
3 18 (7.76%) Atlassian
4 13 (5.60%) Oracle
5 10 (4.31%) Xamarin
6 9 (3.88%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.45%) VMware
8 5 (2.16%) Splunk
9 3 (1.29%) Okta
9 3 (1.29%) WSO2
10 2 (0.86%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.86%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.86%) Dell
10 2 (0.86%) EMC
10 2 (0.86%) hybris
10 2 (0.86%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.86%) SAP
10 2 (0.86%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.86%) TIBCO