Period
to 22 January 2020

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 January 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 West
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 72 140
Rank change year-on-year +15 +68 +56
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 221 197 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.76% 3.07% 1.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.44% 20.50% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 121 28
South West median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% +11.76%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £375
90th Percentile £688 £700 £691
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £47.33 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.54% - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.40% +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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 943 961 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.05% 15.00% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 596 296
South West median daily rate £488 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +2.94% +19.80%
10th Percentile £262 £286 £251
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 14
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +96.92% -49.22%
10th Percentile £16.55 £17.50 £16.96
90th Percentile £68.61 £49.13 £26.43
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £16.82
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.07% -15.93%

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 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 January 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
Wiltshire +19 122 £575 - 6
Bristol +2 54 £500 - 33
Gloucestershire +11 18 £525 +26.51% 6
Somerset +16 14 £575 +27.78% 9
Devon -17 3 £550 +4.76% 2
Dorset - 2 £416 - 6
Kubernetes
England

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

1 160 (72.40%) Docker
2 145 (65.61%) DevOps
3 95 (42.99%) Azure
4 89 (40.27%) AWS
5 83 (37.56%) Ansible
6 78 (35.29%) Terraform
7 75 (33.94%) Linux
8 74 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (33.48%) OpenShift
8 74 (33.48%) Microservices
9 65 (29.41%) Jenkins
10 56 (25.34%) Infrastructure as Code
11 48 (21.72%) Python
12 46 (20.81%) Java
13 41 (18.55%) Git (software)
14 39 (17.65%) Security Cleared
15 33 (14.93%) Scrum
16 32 (14.48%) VMware
17 31 (14.03%) SC Cleared
18 29 (13.12%) Finance
19 28 (12.67%) Red Hat
19 28 (12.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 26 (11.76%) Task Automation
20 26 (11.76%) Banking
21 24 (10.86%) GCP
21 24 (10.86%) .NET
21 24 (10.86%) Software Engineering
21 24 (10.86%) Bash Shell
22 23 (10.41%) Migration
22 23 (10.41%) Public Cloud

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 15 (6.79%) Elasticsearch
1 15 (6.79%) nginx
2 13 (5.88%) Apache
3 10 (4.52%) Confluence
4 7 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.45%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 95 (42.99%) Azure
2 89 (40.27%) AWS
3 74 (33.48%) OpenShift
4 24 (10.86%) GCP
5 15 (6.79%) Serverless
6 9 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (3.17%) Apigee
8 7 (3.17%) PaaS
9 5 (2.26%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.81%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.36%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.36%) IaaS
11 3 (1.36%) npm
11 3 (1.36%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.71%) Firewall
2 4 (1.81%) VPN
3 3 (1.36%) DMZ
4 2 (0.90%) DHCP
4 2 (0.90%) DNS
4 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.90%) Internet
4 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.45%) NAS
5 1 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.05%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.52%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.81%) Big Data
3 4 (1.81%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.81%) Redis
4 3 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.36%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.36%) Neo4j
4 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.36%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.90%) BigQuery
5 2 (0.90%) MySQL
5 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.45%) CockroachDB
6 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.45%) DB2
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 41 (18.55%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.95%) JIRA
4 12 (5.43%) Bitbucket
4 12 (5.43%) Maven
4 12 (5.43%) Selenium
5 11 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (4.52%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.52%) Subversion
7 8 (3.62%) Artifactory
8 7 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.17%) JUnit
8 7 (3.17%) TeamCity
8 7 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.26%) Gradle
10 5 (2.26%) Mockito
10 5 (2.26%) MSBuild
10 5 (2.26%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.81%) Appium
General
1 29 (13.12%) Finance
2 26 (11.76%) Banking
3 11 (4.98%) Publishing
4 8 (3.62%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.81%) Retail
7 3 (1.36%) Automotive
8 2 (0.90%) Law
8 2 (0.90%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 93 (42.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (19.00%) Developer
3 25 (11.31%) Azure Engineer
4 21 (9.50%) AWS Engineer
5 16 (7.24%) AWS DevOps
5 16 (7.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 16 (7.24%) Java Developer
5 16 (7.24%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 15 (6.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 15 (6.79%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 14 (6.33%) Site Engineer
8 13 (5.88%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 13 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (5.43%) Senior DevOps
9 12 (5.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.98%) Architect
11 9 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (3.62%) Azure DevOps
13 7 (3.17%) Software Engineer
14 5 (2.26%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.86%) .NET
2 21 (9.50%) RESTful
3 18 (8.14%) Spring
4 16 (7.24%) React
5 15 (6.79%) REST
6 13 (5.88%) Web Services
7 12 (5.43%) .NET Core
7 12 (5.43%) CSS
8 11 (4.98%) GraphQL
8 11 (4.98%) HTML
8 11 (4.98%) YAML
9 10 (4.52%) AngularJS
10 9 (4.07%) Node.js
11 8 (3.62%) Redux
11 8 (3.62%) Spring Boot
11 8 (3.62%) Vue.js
12 6 (2.71%) jQuery
12 6 (2.71%) Kafka
13 4 (1.81%) JSF
13 4 (1.81%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.41%) Public Cloud
2 18 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (4.98%) Replication
4 10 (4.52%) Cloud Native
5 8 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.45%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 75 (33.94%) Linux
2 19 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (8.14%) Windows
4 9 (4.07%) Unix
5 8 (3.62%) Ubuntu
6 7 (3.17%) CentOS
7 6 (2.71%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.81%) Solaris
9 3 (1.36%) Debian
10 2 (0.90%) Android
10 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (65.61%) DevOps
2 74 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (33.48%) Microservices
3 56 (25.34%) Infrastructure as Code
4 33 (14.93%) Scrum
5 28 (12.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 26 (11.76%) Task Automation
7 24 (10.86%) Software Engineering
8 23 (10.41%) DevSecOps
8 23 (10.41%) Migration
9 17 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
10 15 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (6.33%) Kanban
12 12 (5.43%) Architectural Design
12 12 (5.43%) Open Source
12 12 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (4.98%) Cloud Operations
13 11 (4.98%) Mentoring
14 10 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.07%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.72%) Python
2 46 (20.81%) Java
3 24 (10.86%) Bash Shell
4 21 (9.50%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.43%) C#
6 11 (4.98%) Java 8
7 9 (4.07%) SQL
7 9 (4.07%) TypeScript
8 8 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.17%) Perl
9 7 (3.17%) Ruby
10 6 (2.71%) C
11 4 (1.81%) ES6
11 4 (1.81%) Groovy
12 3 (1.36%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.36%) PHP
13 2 (0.90%) Go
14 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.71%) Degree
4 5 (2.26%) SANS
5 4 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.81%) RHCE
5 4 (1.81%) RHCSA
6 3 (1.36%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.90%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.90%) CCNA
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.90%) CISSP
7 2 (0.90%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.90%) GIAC
7 2 (0.90%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (0.90%) MCSE
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.90%) SSCP
8 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.26%) NIST
2 4 (1.81%) QA
System Software
1 160 (72.40%) Docker
2 17 (7.69%) LXC
3 14 (6.33%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (5.43%) Gluster
5 11 (4.98%) GlusterFS
5 11 (4.98%) NFS
5 11 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (4.07%) Active Directory
7 4 (1.81%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.81%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.81%) vSphere
8 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 83 (37.56%) Ansible
2 78 (35.29%) Terraform
3 17 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (7.69%) Puppet
4 12 (5.43%) Docker Swarm
4 12 (5.43%) Kibana
5 9 (4.07%) Grafana
6 5 (2.26%) Packer
6 5 (2.26%) WSUS
7 4 (1.81%) logstash
7 4 (1.81%) Marathon
7 4 (1.81%) Mesos
7 4 (1.81%) Salt
8 3 (1.36%) Nagios
8 3 (1.36%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.36%) Rancher
8 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.36%) yum
9 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (14.48%) VMware
2 28 (12.67%) Red Hat
3 20 (9.05%) Microsoft
4 19 (8.60%) Google
5 13 (5.88%) Oracle
6 8 (3.62%) Splunk
6 8 (3.62%) Veracode
7 6 (2.71%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.36%) BMC
9 2 (0.90%) McAfee
9 2 (0.90%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.90%) Okta
9 2 (0.90%) Sony
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco
10 1 (0.45%) Dell
10 1 (0.45%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.45%) HP
10 1 (0.45%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.45%) SAP