Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 88 146
Rank change year-on-year +40 +58 +116
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 142 347 287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.94% 2.53% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.83% 19.66% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 255 195
Median daily rate £510 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +2.50% +3.31%
10th Percentile £369 £405 £400
90th Percentile £638 £666 £606
England median daily rate £538 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -26.09% -
10th Percentile £31.00 £37.50 £53.25
90th Percentile £38.20 £47.63 £59.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year -17.65% -16.94% +46.19%

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 572 1,765 2,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.87% 12.86% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 1,058 1,342
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £259 £263
90th Percentile £613 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 59 71
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.76% +23.53% +21.43%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.85 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.00 £82.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Hampshire +57 64 £510 +2.00% 20
Thames Valley +27 53 £531 +1.19% 65
Berkshire +39 40 £550 +2.33% 38
West Sussex +38 9 £475 - 6
Oxfordshire +11 7 £425 -9.33% 17
Surrey +29 6 £450 -18.55% 18
East Sussex +26 6 £675 +32.35% 9
Buckinghamshire +19 6 £463 -11.90% 10
Kent +33 1 £150 -72.73% 4
Middlesex - 1 £225 - 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 96 (67.61%) Docker
2 93 (65.49%) DevOps
3 75 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (47.18%) Terraform
5 60 (42.25%) Linux
6 57 (40.14%) Ansible
7 48 (33.80%) AWS
8 45 (31.69%) Git (software)
8 45 (31.69%) Python
9 42 (29.58%) Microservices
10 41 (28.87%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (28.17%) Security Cleared
11 40 (28.17%) Configuration Management
11 40 (28.17%) Jenkins
12 39 (27.46%) Infrastructure as Code
13 38 (26.76%) VMware
14 36 (25.35%) SC Cleared
14 36 (25.35%) Puppet
15 35 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (23.94%) JIRA
17 32 (22.54%) PowerShell
17 32 (22.54%) Azure
17 32 (22.54%) GitHub
18 31 (21.83%) Opscode Chef
18 31 (21.83%) Continuous Delivery
19 30 (21.13%) Packer
19 30 (21.13%) Windows
20 29 (20.42%) Bash Shell
21 28 (19.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 28 (19.72%) Firewall

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 14 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.63%) Apache
3 7 (4.93%) Confluence
4 4 (2.82%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.82%) nginx
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.41%) WordPress
6 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) Moodle
6 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.70%) OpenWhisk
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (33.80%) AWS
2 32 (22.54%) Azure
2 32 (22.54%) GitHub
3 14 (9.86%) AWS Lambda
3 14 (9.86%) Serverless
4 13 (9.15%) GCP
5 12 (8.45%) OpenShift
6 10 (7.04%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (7.04%) Amazon S3
7 8 (5.63%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (4.93%) AWS CodePipeline
8 7 (4.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (4.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (4.23%) AWS CloudTrail
10 5 (3.52%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (3.52%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (3.52%) AWS CodeBuild
10 5 (3.52%) IaaS
11 4 (2.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.72%) Firewall
2 21 (14.79%) Reverse Proxy
2 21 (14.79%) VLAN
3 11 (7.75%) SNMP
4 7 (4.93%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (4.93%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.82%) DNS
5 4 (2.82%) VSAN
6 3 (2.11%) SAN
7 2 (1.41%) SSL
8 1 (0.70%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.70%) 5G
8 1 (0.70%) FCAPS
8 1 (0.70%) HTTP
8 1 (0.70%) Internet
8 1 (0.70%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.70%) VPN
8 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (4.23%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.52%) MySQL
3 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.82%) Big Data
4 4 (2.82%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.11%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.11%) MariaDB
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.41%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.70%) GIS
7 1 (0.70%) Impala
7 1 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (31.69%) Git (software)
2 40 (28.17%) Jenkins
3 34 (23.94%) JIRA
4 28 (19.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 28 (19.72%) GitLab
5 12 (8.45%) Selenium
6 8 (5.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (4.93%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.23%) Bitbucket
8 6 (4.23%) Spinnaker
9 5 (3.52%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.82%) Gradle
10 4 (2.82%) Travis CI
11 3 (2.11%) Maven
11 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.11%) Terragrunt
12 2 (1.41%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.70%) JMeter
13 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.63%) Public Sector
2 5 (3.52%) Marketing
3 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.41%) Billing
4 2 (1.41%) Finance
4 2 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Automotive
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (45.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (12.68%) Developer
3 16 (11.27%) AWS Engineer
3 16 (11.27%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 15 (10.56%) AWS DevOps
5 14 (9.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 13 (9.15%) Architect
7 12 (8.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 12 (8.45%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (7.04%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (6.34%) Consultant
10 8 (5.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 7 (4.93%) Performance Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 4 (2.82%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.79%) RESTful
2 18 (12.68%) Node.js
2 18 (12.68%) Swagger
3 16 (11.27%) REST
4 15 (10.56%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (10.56%) Web Services
5 13 (9.15%) .NET
5 13 (9.15%) gRPC
6 7 (4.93%) .NET Core
7 6 (4.23%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.23%) Kafka
8 5 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (3.52%) React
9 4 (2.82%) Spring
10 3 (2.11%) Apollo GraphQL
10 3 (2.11%) GraphQL
10 3 (2.11%) Lambda Expressions
10 3 (2.11%) SAML
10 3 (2.11%) Spring Boot
11 2 (1.41%) Keycloak
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.23%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.41%) PKI
4 2 (1.41%) TM Forum
5 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.70%) Replication
5 1 (0.70%) Smart City
5 1 (0.70%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.25%) Linux
2 30 (21.13%) Windows
3 25 (17.61%) CentOS
4 22 (15.49%) Unix
5 21 (14.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (14.79%) Windows 10
5 21 (14.79%) Windows Server
5 21 (14.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (4.93%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.11%) Debian
8 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (65.49%) DevOps
2 75 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (29.58%) Microservices
4 41 (28.87%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (28.17%) Configuration Management
6 39 (27.46%) Infrastructure as Code
7 31 (21.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (14.79%) Continuous Deployment
9 20 (14.08%) Scrum
10 16 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (11.27%) Test Automation
11 13 (9.15%) Migration
11 13 (9.15%) Software Engineering
11 13 (9.15%) Systems Engineering
12 11 (7.75%) Deployment Automation
12 11 (7.75%) Mentoring
13 8 (5.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 8 (5.63%) Performance Engineering
14 7 (4.93%) Kanban
14 7 (4.93%) Performance Measurement
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.69%) Python
2 32 (22.54%) PowerShell
3 29 (20.42%) Bash Shell
4 26 (18.31%) C#
5 24 (16.90%) Java
6 20 (14.08%) Go
7 16 (11.27%) SQL
8 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
8 14 (9.86%) Ruby
9 10 (7.04%) Perl
10 9 (6.34%) PHP
10 9 (6.34%) Scala
11 7 (4.93%) C
12 6 (4.23%) Java 8
13 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
14 3 (2.11%) Korn
15 2 (1.41%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.70%) C++
16 1 (0.70%) Kotlin
16 1 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (28.17%) Security Cleared
2 36 (25.35%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.34%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 96 (67.61%) Docker
2 35 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.79%) vSphere
4 7 (4.93%) NFS
5 6 (4.23%) VMware NSX
6 5 (3.52%) Active Directory
7 4 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.70%) HDFS
8 1 (0.70%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (47.18%) Terraform
2 57 (40.14%) Ansible
3 36 (25.35%) Puppet
4 31 (21.83%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (21.13%) Packer
6 22 (15.49%) Prometheus
7 13 (9.15%) Grafana
8 11 (7.75%) ZABBIX
9 4 (2.82%) Kibana
9 4 (2.82%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.82%) vRealize
10 3 (2.11%) Istio
11 2 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (1.41%) Sysdig
12 1 (0.70%) Giant Swarm
12 1 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.70%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.70%) Oozie
12 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (26.76%) VMware
2 22 (15.49%) Atlassian
2 22 (15.49%) Dell
3 18 (12.68%) EMC
4 11 (7.75%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (7.75%) Splunk
5 9 (6.34%) MuleSoft
6 7 (4.93%) IBM
6 7 (4.93%) NetApp
7 6 (4.23%) Cisco
8 5 (3.52%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.52%) Juniper
8 5 (3.52%) Veeam
9 4 (2.82%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.11%) Google
10 3 (2.11%) Oracle
10 3 (2.11%) SAP
11 2 (1.41%) Amdocs
11 2 (1.41%) hybris
11 2 (1.41%) Microsoft