Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 279 325
Rank change year-on-year +157 +46 +54
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 336 99 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.13% 0.60% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.25% 4.57% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 57 24
South East median daily rate £513 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +15.29% -22.73%
10th Percentile £400 £410 £331
90th Percentile £613 £638 £518
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.17 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.91% - -

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 2,203 2,165 1,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.98% 13.02% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,278 1,281 1,004
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 51 56
South East median hourly rate £14.05 £15.00 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% -45.21% +2.91%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.60 £47.50 £55.65
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% -14.66% -

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 February 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 17 February 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 +98 136 £500 - 78
Hampshire +36 85 £488 +0.52% 23
Berkshire +41 82 £513 +1.23% 24
Surrey +60 81 £550 -8.33% 23
Oxfordshire +66 39 £500 - 50
West Sussex +7 17 £518 -1.43% 10
Buckinghamshire +28 15 £500 +14.29% 4
M4 Corridor +4 6 £575 -
East Sussex - 6 £500 - 2
Kent - 3 - - 2
Middlesex -4 1 - -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 294 (87.50%) Docker
2 211 (62.80%) DevOps
3 166 (49.40%) Amazon AWS
4 132 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (38.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 127 (37.80%) Jenkins
7 123 (36.61%) Linux
8 119 (35.42%) Ansible
9 97 (28.87%) Microservices
10 92 (27.38%) Puppet
11 91 (27.08%) Python
12 87 (25.89%) Terraform
13 86 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
14 79 (23.51%) Java
15 78 (23.21%) Git (software)
16 67 (19.94%) Test Automation
16 67 (19.94%) Microsoft
17 66 (19.64%) Scrum
18 63 (18.75%) .NET
19 57 (16.96%) PowerShell
20 56 (16.67%) C#
20 56 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
21 55 (16.37%) Configuration Management
21 55 (16.37%) .NET Core
22 53 (15.77%) Security Cleared
23 52 (15.48%) Kafka
24 51 (15.18%) SQL
25 49 (14.58%) Windows
25 49 (14.58%) Continuous Delivery
26 48 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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 56 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (9.82%) Apache Spark
3 31 (9.23%) Confluence
4 22 (6.55%) Apache
5 12 (3.57%) Apache Qpid
5 12 (3.57%) Jupyter
6 11 (3.27%) JBoss
7 10 (2.98%) OpenStack
8 8 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (2.08%) nginx
10 5 (1.49%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.19%) lighttpd
12 3 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.60%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.30%) CMS
14 1 (0.30%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 166 (49.40%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (38.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (13.99%) GitHub
4 35 (10.42%) PaaS
5 32 (9.52%) OpenShift
6 31 (9.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (9.23%) Serverless
7 28 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (7.44%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (6.85%) IaaS
9 23 (6.85%) SaaS
10 18 (5.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (5.06%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (4.76%) Amazon Glacier
13 15 (4.46%) Amazon S3
13 15 (4.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (2.98%) Azure Functions
15 9 (2.68%) Azure Machine Learning
15 9 (2.68%) Office 365
16 8 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.17%) Firewall
2 13 (3.87%) DNS
3 8 (2.38%) DSL
4 7 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (2.08%) VPN
5 6 (1.79%) SSL
6 5 (1.49%) HTTP
7 4 (1.19%) Internet
8 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.30%) DHCP
9 1 (0.30%) DMZ
9 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.30%) IPsec
9 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.30%) LAN
9 1 (0.30%) LTE
9 1 (0.30%) SAN
9 1 (0.30%) SMTP
9 1 (0.30%) SSH
9 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.90%) Big Data
3 37 (11.01%) NoSQL
3 37 (11.01%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (10.42%) MongoDB
5 30 (8.93%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (7.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (6.55%) Hadoop
7 22 (6.55%) MySQL
8 18 (5.36%) Cosmos DB
9 17 (5.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (4.76%) Redis
11 13 (3.87%) Relational Database
12 10 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (2.68%) Neo4j
14 8 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 8 (2.38%) Data Lake
14 8 (2.38%) HDInsight
15 6 (1.79%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 127 (37.80%) Jenkins
2 78 (23.21%) Git (software)
3 48 (14.29%) JIRA
4 37 (11.01%) Selenium
5 22 (6.55%) GitLab
6 19 (5.65%) Subversion
7 18 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (5.06%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (3.87%) Maven
10 11 (3.27%) Artifactory
10 11 (3.27%) TeamCity
11 10 (2.98%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.98%) Gradle
12 9 (2.68%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.38%) CircleCI
14 7 (2.08%) SonarQube
14 7 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (10.71%) Finance
2 9 (2.68%) Billing
3 8 (2.38%) Retail
4 6 (1.79%) Banking
5 4 (1.19%) Publishing
6 3 (0.89%) Games
6 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.60%) Law
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.60%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 111 (33.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 81 (24.11%) Developer
3 35 (10.42%) AWS DevOps
4 33 (9.82%) Architect
5 32 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
6 28 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 28 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
7 26 (7.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 26 (7.74%) Azure Engineer
7 26 (7.74%) Java Developer
8 24 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 21 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 18 (5.36%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (5.36%) Senior Developer
10 18 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
11 15 (4.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (4.17%) C# Developer
13 12 (3.57%) Big Data Engineer
13 12 (3.57%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.75%) .NET
2 55 (16.37%) .NET Core
3 52 (15.48%) Kafka
4 45 (13.39%) AngularJS
5 33 (9.82%) Web Services
6 30 (8.93%) REST
7 28 (8.33%) Node.js
7 28 (8.33%) Spring
8 23 (6.85%) .NET Framework
9 22 (6.55%) RabbitMQ
9 22 (6.55%) Spring Boot
10 19 (5.65%) ASP.NET
11 17 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (5.06%) JSON
12 14 (4.17%) Apache Camel
13 12 (3.57%) Apache Avro
13 12 (3.57%) Entity Framework
13 12 (3.57%) RESTful
13 12 (3.57%) XML
13 12 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (5.36%) Cloud Native
3 14 (4.17%) iPad
4 13 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.08%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.08%) User Experience
8 5 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.19%) Fintech
10 2 (0.60%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.60%) Linked Data
10 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.60%) PKI
10 2 (0.60%) PMI
10 2 (0.60%) Replication
10 2 (0.60%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.30%) Blog
11 1 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 123 (36.61%) Linux
2 49 (14.58%) Windows
3 23 (6.85%) Unix
4 11 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.08%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.08%) VMS
5 7 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.49%) CentOS
7 3 (0.89%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.30%) Debian
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (62.80%) DevOps
2 132 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (28.87%) Microservices
4 86 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (19.94%) Test Automation
6 66 (19.64%) Scrum
7 55 (16.37%) Configuration Management
8 49 (14.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 43 (12.80%) Kanban
9 43 (12.80%) Software Engineering
10 40 (11.90%) TDD
11 29 (8.63%) Analytics
12 26 (7.74%) Migration
13 25 (7.44%) Auto-Scaling
13 25 (7.44%) Deployment Automation
13 25 (7.44%) Software Delivery
14 23 (6.85%) High Availability
15 21 (6.25%) Release Management
16 20 (5.95%) Open Source
17 19 (5.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 91 (27.08%) Python
2 79 (23.51%) Java
3 57 (16.96%) PowerShell
4 56 (16.67%) C#
5 51 (15.18%) SQL
6 43 (12.80%) JavaScript
7 30 (8.93%) Bash Shell
8 28 (8.33%) Perl
9 22 (6.55%) Go
10 15 (4.46%) C++
10 15 (4.46%) Java 8
11 14 (4.17%) Groovy
11 14 (4.17%) Ruby
12 11 (3.27%) PHP
13 10 (2.98%) Scala
14 8 (2.38%) U-SQL
15 7 (2.08%) VBA
16 6 (1.79%) Korn
16 6 (1.79%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.49%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 53 (15.77%) Security Cleared
2 48 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.76%) Degree
4 6 (1.79%) CISM
4 6 (1.79%) CISSP
5 5 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.49%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.19%) CREST Certified
7 3 (0.89%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.60%) PMP
9 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.38%) QA
2 6 (1.79%) GDPR
3 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.60%) WCAG
6 1 (0.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 294 (87.50%) Docker
2 20 (5.95%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.38%) NFS
6 7 (2.08%) KVM
6 7 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.49%) oVirt
7 5 (1.49%) RHEV
7 5 (1.49%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.89%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.30%) Ceph
9 1 (0.30%) etcd
9 1 (0.30%) flannel
9 1 (0.30%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.30%) HDFS
9 1 (0.30%) LXC
9 1 (0.30%) Snort
9 1 (0.30%) Squid
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 119 (35.42%) Ansible
2 92 (27.38%) Puppet
3 87 (25.89%) Terraform
4 45 (13.39%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (2.68%) Prometheus
7 8 (2.38%) Kibana
8 7 (2.08%) Packer
9 6 (1.79%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.49%) Grafana
10 5 (1.49%) Nessus
11 3 (0.89%) Graphite
11 3 (0.89%) Nagios
12 2 (0.60%) Consul
12 2 (0.60%) Salt
12 2 (0.60%) Sysdig
13 1 (0.30%) confd
13 1 (0.30%) Rancher
13 1 (0.30%) rkt
13 1 (0.30%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 67 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.01%) Atlassian
3 27 (8.04%) Google
4 19 (5.65%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.17%) VMware
6 13 (3.87%) Oracle
6 13 (3.87%) Splunk
7 10 (2.98%) ServiceNow
8 9 (2.68%) Databricks
9 7 (2.08%) Citrix
10 6 (1.79%) SaltStack
10 6 (1.79%) SAP
11 5 (1.49%) Qualys
12 4 (1.19%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.19%) New Relic
13 3 (0.89%) Adobe
13 3 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.60%) IBM
14 2 (0.60%) Mirantis
14 2 (0.60%) White Clarke