Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 78 178
Rank change year-on-year +10 +100 +117
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 135 412 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.72% 2.79% 1.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.88% 20.23% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 311 144
Median daily rate £500 £525 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +6.52%
10th Percentile £350 £400 £397
90th Percentile £627 £638 £584
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £57.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.53 £60.00
% change year-on-year -19.60% -27.45% +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 590 2,037 2,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.89% 13.81% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 1,240 1,324
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £200 £262 £263
90th Percentile £606 £613 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 57 74
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -20.00% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.12 £12.00 £10.91
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.20 £56.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +75.00% +3.90% +10.79%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 -2 70 £488 -7.14% 29
Berkshire +19 54 £550 +2.33% 13
Hampshire +59 44 £510 +2.00% 25
Oxfordshire +14 14 £400 -15.79% 10
Surrey +7 12 £475 -9.52% 16
West Sussex +20 7 £500 +1.01% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £425 -32.00% 6
East Sussex +31 1 £450 -14.29% 2
Kent +30 1 £615 +4.68% 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 92 (68.15%) Docker
2 91 (67.41%) DevOps
3 64 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (45.19%) Linux
5 57 (42.22%) Terraform
6 53 (39.26%) Git (software)
7 52 (38.52%) Ansible
8 46 (34.07%) AWS
9 43 (31.85%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (31.11%) Microservices
11 37 (27.41%) Jenkins
11 37 (27.41%) Java
12 36 (26.67%) Python
13 35 (25.93%) JIRA
14 32 (23.70%) Security Cleared
15 31 (22.96%) Puppet
15 31 (22.96%) Configuration Management
16 30 (22.22%) Azure
16 30 (22.22%) SC Cleared
16 30 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
17 28 (20.74%) GitHub
18 26 (19.26%) Scrum
19 25 (18.52%) Infrastructure as Code
20 24 (17.78%) Windows
21 23 (17.04%) Firewall
21 23 (17.04%) OpenShift
22 22 (16.30%) Packer
23 21 (15.56%) C#
23 21 (15.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 21 (15.56%) Node.js

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 (13.33%) Confluence
2 15 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.44%) nginx
3 6 (4.44%) Red Hat Fuse
4 5 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.70%) WordPress
5 4 (2.96%) Apache
5 4 (2.96%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.22%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.48%) Drupal
7 2 (1.48%) GemFire
7 2 (1.48%) IIS
7 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.74%) CMS
8 1 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 46 (34.07%) AWS
2 30 (22.22%) Azure
3 28 (20.74%) GitHub
4 23 (17.04%) OpenShift
5 16 (11.85%) Amazon S3
6 14 (10.37%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (9.63%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (9.63%) Serverless
8 12 (8.89%) GCP
9 9 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (5.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (5.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (5.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (4.44%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (4.44%) AWS CloudTrail
11 6 (4.44%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (3.70%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (3.70%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.04%) Firewall
2 14 (10.37%) Reverse Proxy
2 14 (10.37%) VLAN
3 9 (6.67%) SNMP
4 6 (4.44%) DNS
5 5 (3.70%) DSL
6 4 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.96%) WAN
7 3 (2.22%) VPN
8 2 (1.48%) BGP
8 2 (1.48%) DHCP
8 2 (1.48%) LAN
8 2 (1.48%) SSL
9 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.74%) FTP
9 1 (0.74%) HTTP
9 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.74%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.74%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (5.93%) MariaDB
2 8 (5.93%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.19%) Big Data
3 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (4.44%) Data Lake
5 5 (3.70%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (2.96%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.22%) MySQL
7 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.48%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.48%) Power BI
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.74%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 53 (39.26%) Git (software)
2 37 (27.41%) Jenkins
3 35 (25.93%) JIRA
4 21 (15.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (15.56%) GitLab
5 14 (10.37%) Cucumber
6 12 (8.89%) Selenium
7 6 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (4.44%) Spinnaker
8 5 (3.70%) Maven
8 5 (3.70%) Travis CI
9 4 (2.96%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.96%) Gradle
9 4 (2.96%) JUnit
9 4 (2.96%) Liquibase
10 3 (2.22%) JMeter
11 2 (1.48%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.48%) CircleCI
11 2 (1.48%) Protractor
11 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (2.96%) Finance
1 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.22%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.48%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Automotive
4 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Marketing
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (41.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (17.04%) Developer
3 22 (16.30%) Architect
4 14 (10.37%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 12 (8.89%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (8.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (8.89%) AWS Engineer
6 11 (8.15%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (7.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 10 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 7 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (5.19%) DevOps Developer
11 6 (4.44%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.44%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.70%) Consultant
12 5 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.56%) Node.js
2 19 (14.07%) RESTful
3 17 (12.59%) .NET
3 17 (12.59%) Web Services
4 14 (10.37%) REST
5 13 (9.63%) Swagger
6 11 (8.15%) Kafka
7 10 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (6.67%) gRPC
8 9 (6.67%) XML
9 8 (5.93%) OAuth
10 7 (5.19%) .NET Core
10 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET
10 7 (5.19%) HTML
11 6 (4.44%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.44%) CSS
11 6 (4.44%) Entity Framework
11 6 (4.44%) LDAP
12 5 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) Public Cloud
2 7 (5.19%) Cloud Native
3 5 (3.70%) Clustering
4 4 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.74%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (45.19%) Linux
2 24 (17.78%) Windows
3 19 (14.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (13.33%) Unix
5 17 (12.59%) CentOS
6 14 (10.37%) Windows 10
6 14 (10.37%) Windows Server
6 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (2.22%) Debian
8 2 (1.48%) Android
8 2 (1.48%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.48%) Solaris
8 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (67.41%) DevOps
2 64 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (31.85%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (31.11%) Microservices
5 31 (22.96%) Configuration Management
6 26 (19.26%) Scrum
7 25 (18.52%) Infrastructure as Code
8 20 (14.81%) Test Automation
9 18 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (13.33%) Kanban
10 17 (12.59%) Continuous Deployment
11 15 (11.11%) Migration
12 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
13 12 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (8.89%) Software Delivery
14 11 (8.15%) SDLC
15 10 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 9 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
16 9 (6.67%) Mentoring
16 9 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.41%) Java
2 36 (26.67%) Python
3 21 (15.56%) C#
4 20 (14.81%) Go
5 18 (13.33%) SQL
6 17 (12.59%) JavaScript
6 17 (12.59%) PowerShell
7 14 (10.37%) Bash Shell
8 10 (7.41%) Ruby
9 8 (5.93%) Scala
9 8 (5.93%) Shell Script
10 7 (5.19%) Java 8
11 5 (3.70%) Groovy
11 5 (3.70%) PHP
11 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.70%) XAML
12 2 (1.48%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.48%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.48%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.74%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 32 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 30 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) Degree
4 5 (3.70%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) OCP
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) SLA
System Software
1 92 (68.15%) Docker
2 18 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.37%) vSphere
4 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.96%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.74%) GFS2
7 1 (0.74%) NDS
7 1 (0.74%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.74%) Samba
7 1 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 57 (42.22%) Terraform
2 52 (38.52%) Ansible
3 31 (22.96%) Puppet
4 30 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (16.30%) Packer
6 15 (11.11%) Prometheus
7 12 (8.89%) Docker Swarm
7 12 (8.89%) Grafana
8 9 (6.67%) ZABBIX
9 6 (4.44%) Kibana
10 2 (1.48%) Consul
10 2 (1.48%) Istio
11 1 (0.74%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.74%) Nagios
11 1 (0.74%) OpenNebula
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.74%) SELinux
11 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (14.81%) VMware
2 17 (12.59%) Atlassian
3 11 (8.15%) Splunk
4 10 (7.41%) Google
5 9 (6.67%) Dell
5 9 (6.67%) EMC
5 9 (6.67%) Oracle
6 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.19%) MuleSoft
7 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (5.19%) Xamarin
8 4 (2.96%) Cisco
8 4 (2.96%) WSO2
9 3 (2.22%) SAP
9 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.48%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.74%) hybris
11 1 (0.74%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.74%) Sitecore