Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 July 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.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 90 180
Rank change year-on-year +43 +90 +15
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 277 121 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.44% 2.27% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.07% 16.15% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 74 9
South West median daily rate £550 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £343
90th Percentile £703 £700 £485
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £24.25 - -
England median hourly rate £43.53 £60.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,105 749 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.70% 14.08% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 403 289
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £223
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.72% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 10
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.03% -31.11% +193.06%
10th Percentile £14.94 £15.75 £26.01
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.00 £48.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.09% +10.86% -20.45%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Wiltshire +11 136 £600 - 12
Bristol +30 60 £500 +14.29% 29
Devon -3 34 £525 +10.53% 1
Gloucestershire -9 19 £675 +20.00% 12
Somerset +3 12 £675 +21.08% 10
Cornwall - 5 £450 - 5
Dorset -2 2 £425 +102.38% 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 West region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 207 (74.73%) Docker
2 182 (65.70%) DevOps
3 165 (59.57%) Amazon AWS
4 122 (44.04%) Jenkins
5 119 (42.96%) Ansible
6 116 (41.88%) Git (software)
7 108 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (34.30%) Linux
9 93 (33.57%) Microservices
10 85 (30.69%) OpenShift
11 76 (27.44%) Terraform
12 72 (25.99%) Microsoft Azure
13 69 (24.91%) .NET
14 63 (22.74%) JIRA
15 61 (22.02%) JavaScript
16 60 (21.66%) Finance
17 56 (20.22%) Sonatype Nexus
18 55 (19.86%) Amazon EKS
19 53 (19.13%) Python
20 50 (18.05%) Node.js
21 48 (17.33%) Amazon RDS
22 47 (16.97%) Java
22 47 (16.97%) VMware
23 43 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 41 (14.80%) SonarQube
25 39 (14.08%) Red Hat
26 38 (13.72%) JUnit
26 38 (13.72%) Redux
27 37 (13.36%) C#
28 35 (12.64%) Banking

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 25 (9.03%) nginx
2 23 (8.30%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.69%) OpenStack
4 12 (4.33%) JBoss
5 10 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.25%) Confluence
7 8 (2.89%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.08%) Apache
10 1 (0.36%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 165 (59.57%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (30.69%) OpenShift
3 72 (25.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (19.86%) Amazon EKS
5 34 (12.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 33 (11.91%) Slack
7 30 (10.83%) Apigee
8 18 (6.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (6.50%) PaaS
8 18 (6.50%) Serverless
9 16 (5.78%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (5.05%) GitHub
10 14 (5.05%) IaaS
11 13 (4.69%) Amazon S3
11 13 (4.69%) Azure Stack
12 11 (3.97%) npm
13 7 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (1.08%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.11%) OpenVPN
2 18 (6.50%) DNS
3 16 (5.78%) SAN
4 13 (4.69%) LAN
4 13 (4.69%) WAN
5 11 (3.97%) Firewall
6 7 (2.53%) SSL
7 4 (1.44%) VPN
8 3 (1.08%) NAS
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.36%) Internet
9 1 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.36%) SNMP
9 1 (0.36%) SSH
9 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.33%) Amazon RDS
2 25 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.97%) Big Data
5 7 (2.53%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.81%) Geospatial Data
6 5 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.44%) MySQL
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.36%) DB2
9 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.36%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.36%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 122 (44.04%) Jenkins
2 116 (41.88%) Git (software)
3 63 (22.74%) JIRA
4 56 (20.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 41 (14.80%) SonarQube
6 38 (13.72%) JUnit
7 26 (9.39%) CircleCI
8 22 (7.94%) Artifactory
9 15 (5.42%) Bitbucket
9 15 (5.42%) Maven
10 9 (3.25%) Vagrant
11 6 (2.17%) Babel
11 6 (2.17%) webpack
12 5 (1.81%) Gradle
13 4 (1.44%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.44%) gulp
13 4 (1.44%) IBM UrbanCode
13 4 (1.44%) Selenium
13 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (21.66%) Finance
2 35 (12.64%) Banking
3 10 (3.61%) Retail
4 3 (1.08%) Publishing
5 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 99 (35.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (22.38%) Developer
3 45 (16.25%) AWS DevOps
4 37 (13.36%) Architect
5 30 (10.83%) AWS Engineer
6 29 (10.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 15 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (5.05%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 13 (4.69%) Senior DevOps
10 12 (4.33%) .NET Developer
10 12 (4.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.33%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.61%) .NET Architect
12 9 (3.25%) Cloud Engineer
13 8 (2.89%) C# Developer
13 8 (2.89%) Consultant
13 8 (2.89%) Digital Architect
13 8 (2.89%) JavaScript Engineer
14 6 (2.17%) Python Engineer
14 6 (2.17%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (24.91%) .NET
2 50 (18.05%) Node.js
3 38 (13.72%) Redux
4 35 (12.64%) Kafka
5 34 (12.27%) .NET Core
6 26 (9.39%) .NET Framework
7 24 (8.66%) React
8 23 (8.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (6.86%) Web Services
10 18 (6.50%) CSS
10 18 (6.50%) REST
11 17 (6.14%) AngularJS
12 14 (5.05%) Vue.js
13 13 (4.69%) J2EE
13 13 (4.69%) Middleware
14 9 (3.25%) Entity Framework
14 9 (3.25%) HTML
14 9 (3.25%) Sass
15 8 (2.89%) HTML5
16 7 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.94%) Cloud Native
2 16 (5.78%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.78%) Replication
3 10 (3.61%) NHS
4 9 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.17%) iPad
7 3 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.08%) User Experience
8 2 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 95 (34.30%) Linux
2 43 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (11.91%) CentOS
4 26 (9.39%) Unix
5 22 (7.94%) Windows
6 21 (7.58%) CoreOS
7 14 (5.05%) Solaris
8 6 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.72%) Android
9 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.72%) Debian
10 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (65.70%) DevOps
2 108 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (33.57%) Microservices
4 33 (11.91%) Scrum
5 32 (11.55%) Workflow
5 32 (11.55%) Workflow Management
6 27 (9.75%) Infrastructure as Code
7 23 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (8.30%) Kanban
8 22 (7.94%) Migration
8 22 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (7.58%) The Twelve-Factor App
10 20 (7.22%) Infrastructure Automation
11 17 (6.14%) Blue-Green Deployment
12 16 (5.78%) Canary Deployment
12 16 (5.78%) DevSecOps
13 14 (5.05%) Proactive Monitoring
14 13 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (4.69%) Data Deduplication
14 13 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.02%) JavaScript
2 53 (19.13%) Python
3 47 (16.97%) Java
4 37 (13.36%) C#
5 35 (12.64%) SQL
6 33 (11.91%) Go
7 20 (7.22%) Rust
8 18 (6.50%) Shell Script
9 15 (5.42%) C
10 14 (5.05%) Bash Shell
10 14 (5.05%) Ruby
11 13 (4.69%) PowerShell
12 10 (3.61%) TypeScript
13 8 (2.89%) ES6
13 8 (2.89%) Scala
14 7 (2.53%) Groovy
15 6 (2.17%) ES7
16 5 (1.81%) PHP
17 4 (1.44%) Perl
18 1 (0.36%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 29 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.42%) DV Cleared
3 9 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.17%) Degree
5 5 (1.81%) SANS
6 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.44%) RHCE
7 3 (1.08%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.36%) CCNA
8 1 (0.36%) CCNP
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) ISEB
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.36%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.81%) NIST
1 5 (1.81%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) PSD2
System Software
1 207 (74.73%) Docker
2 15 (5.42%) LXC
3 13 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.33%) Active Directory
5 10 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.53%) Gluster
7 4 (1.44%) NFS
8 3 (1.08%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.36%) iptables
9 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 119 (42.96%) Ansible
2 76 (27.44%) Terraform
3 32 (11.55%) Puppet
4 31 (11.19%) Grafana
5 29 (10.47%) Prometheus
6 28 (10.11%) FreeIPA
7 12 (4.33%) vRealize
8 9 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.17%) Graphite
10 4 (1.44%) Mesos
11 3 (1.08%) Packer
12 2 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.72%) Salt
13 1 (0.36%) Consul
13 1 (0.36%) Marathon
13 1 (0.36%) Nagios
13 1 (0.36%) Rundeck
13 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 47 (16.97%) VMware
2 39 (14.08%) Red Hat
3 34 (12.27%) Black Duck
4 26 (9.39%) Splunk
5 22 (7.94%) Veracode
6 18 (6.50%) Microsoft
7 16 (5.78%) Cisco
8 14 (5.05%) Google
9 12 (4.33%) Micro Focus
10 11 (3.97%) ServiceNow
11 9 (3.25%) Atlassian
12 8 (2.89%) Dynatrace
13 3 (1.08%) Dell
13 3 (1.08%) HP
13 3 (1.08%) Oracle
14 1 (0.36%) IBM
14 1 (0.36%) Informatica
14 1 (0.36%) JD Edwards
14 1 (0.36%) TOWER Software
14 1 (0.36%) Unisys