Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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 West
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 148 205
Rank change year-on-year +71 +57 +17
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 185 55 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.82% 0.99% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.61% 11.18% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 29 2
South West median daily rate £550 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +9.68% -35.42%
10th Percentile £381 £356 £356
90th Percentile £690 £620 £429
England median daily rate £550 £535 £525
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.33 - -
England median hourly rate £41.17 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +17.61% - -

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 994 492 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.17% 8.87% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 296 350
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01% -2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £215 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 14 13
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £22.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.55% -43.13% +77.78%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.96 £28.00
90th Percentile £47.13 £44.63 £47.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily 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 18 December 2018. 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 +22 83 £550 +22.22% 5
Bristol +35 62 £475 -12.64% 14
Devon +13 22 £500 -9.09% 3
Gloucestershire - 9 £550 - 5
Somerset -15 4 £450 +16.13% 1
Cornwall - 1 - - 4
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 162 (87.57%) Docker
2 118 (63.78%) DevOps
3 97 (52.43%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (43.78%) Linux
5 73 (39.46%) Jenkins
6 69 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (36.22%) Microservices
8 50 (27.03%) Git (software)
9 47 (25.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 46 (24.86%) Ansible
11 41 (22.16%) Terraform
12 40 (21.62%) Java
13 37 (20.00%) .NET
13 37 (20.00%) Python
13 37 (20.00%) Finance
14 33 (17.84%) Scrum
15 32 (17.30%) C#
16 31 (16.76%) SQL Server
17 29 (15.68%) Windows
17 29 (15.68%) SQL
18 28 (15.14%) Puppet
18 28 (15.14%) .NET Framework
19 27 (14.59%) JIRA
19 27 (14.59%) Banking
20 26 (14.05%) Opscode Chef
21 24 (12.97%) OpenShift
21 24 (12.97%) Node.js
22 23 (12.43%) Bash Shell
22 23 (12.43%) ASP.NET Web API
23 22 (11.89%) JavaScript

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 9 (4.86%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.32%) Apache
2 8 (4.32%) Confluence
2 8 (4.32%) nginx
3 3 (1.62%) IIS
4 2 (1.08%) CMS
4 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.54%) Mule
5 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Fireworks
1 4 (2.16%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 97 (52.43%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (25.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (12.97%) OpenShift
4 20 (10.81%) npm
5 13 (7.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (6.49%) NuGet
7 11 (5.95%) Apigee
8 8 (4.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (4.32%) Slack
9 5 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.70%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (2.16%) GitHub
11 3 (1.62%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.62%) Datadog
11 3 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (1.08%) PaaS
13 1 (0.54%) G Suite
13 1 (0.54%) IaaS
13 1 (0.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) DNS
1 10 (5.41%) Firewall
1 10 (5.41%) OpenVPN
1 10 (5.41%) VPN
2 8 (4.32%) HTTP
3 5 (2.70%) Internet
4 3 (1.62%) DHCP
4 3 (1.62%) SSH
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.54%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.35%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.86%) GIS
5 8 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.24%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.08%) DB2
8 2 (1.08%) MySQL
8 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.08%) Redis
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 73 (39.46%) Jenkins
2 50 (27.03%) Git (software)
3 27 (14.59%) JIRA
4 16 (8.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (8.11%) SonarQube
6 13 (7.03%) Selenium
7 12 (6.49%) Cucumber
7 12 (6.49%) JUnit
7 12 (6.49%) Maven
8 10 (5.41%) Bitbucket
9 9 (4.86%) JMeter
10 8 (4.32%) XMLUnit
11 7 (3.78%) Moq
11 7 (3.78%) SpecFlow
11 7 (3.78%) xUnit.net
12 6 (3.24%) Hudson
12 6 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.70%) TeamCity
14 4 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.16%) Gerrit
General
1 37 (20.00%) Finance
2 27 (14.59%) Banking
3 6 (3.24%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.62%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (34.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (22.70%) Developer
3 33 (17.84%) Architect
4 27 (14.59%) AWS DevOps
5 25 (13.51%) AWS Engineer
6 24 (12.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (7.03%) .NET Architect
8 10 (5.41%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.86%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.32%) Digital Architect
10 8 (4.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) UI Developer
11 7 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.78%) Java Architect
12 6 (3.24%) Analyst
12 6 (3.24%) Lead Developer
12 6 (3.24%) Programmer
12 6 (3.24%) Technical Architect
13 5 (2.70%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.00%) .NET
2 28 (15.14%) .NET Framework
3 24 (12.97%) Node.js
4 23 (12.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 22 (11.89%) HTML
6 20 (10.81%) CSS
6 20 (10.81%) Redux
7 19 (10.27%) REST
8 18 (9.73%) .NET Core
8 18 (9.73%) React
9 16 (8.65%) ASP.NET
9 16 (8.65%) RESTful
9 16 (8.65%) Spring
10 14 (7.57%) Entity Framework
10 14 (7.57%) HTML5
10 14 (7.57%) Web Services
11 13 (7.03%) JSON
12 12 (6.49%) CSS3
12 12 (6.49%) Sass
12 12 (6.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.70%) User Experience
5 4 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.08%) Fintech
6 2 (1.08%) iPad
6 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.08%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.54%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 81 (43.78%) Linux
2 29 (15.68%) Windows
3 10 (5.41%) Unix
3 10 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.32%) CoreOS
4 8 (4.32%) Debian
5 5 (2.70%) CentOS
6 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.62%) AIX
7 3 (1.62%) Solaris
7 3 (1.62%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (63.78%) DevOps
2 69 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (36.22%) Microservices
4 33 (17.84%) Scrum
5 21 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (10.81%) MVC
7 19 (10.27%) Migration
8 17 (9.19%) Test Automation
9 16 (8.65%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (8.11%) TDD
11 14 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.03%) BDD
13 12 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (5.95%) Web Development
14 11 (5.95%) Workflow
14 11 (5.95%) Workflow Management
15 10 (5.41%) Configuration Management
15 10 (5.41%) Load Balancing
15 10 (5.41%) Software Engineering
15 10 (5.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.62%) Java
2 37 (20.00%) Python
3 32 (17.30%) C#
4 29 (15.68%) SQL
5 23 (12.43%) Bash Shell
6 22 (11.89%) JavaScript
7 17 (9.19%) Ruby
8 16 (8.65%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.32%) Go
10 6 (3.24%) Groovy
11 4 (2.16%) ES6
11 4 (2.16%) PHP
12 3 (1.62%) Perl
13 2 (1.08%) Java 8
14 1 (0.54%) C
14 1 (0.54%) C++
14 1 (0.54%) Scala
14 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.62%) Degree
4 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.08%) CISSP
5 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) PSD2
System Software
1 162 (87.57%) Docker
2 3 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.08%) KVM
4 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (24.86%) Ansible
2 41 (22.16%) Terraform
3 28 (15.14%) Puppet
4 26 (14.05%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (9.73%) Grafana
6 9 (4.86%) Prometheus
7 7 (3.78%) FreeIPA
8 6 (3.24%) Nagios
9 5 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (2.16%) Icinga
11 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.54%) Cacti
13 1 (0.54%) Consul
13 1 (0.54%) Kibana
13 1 (0.54%) logstash
13 1 (0.54%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 1 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (11.35%) Red Hat
2 19 (10.27%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.57%) Splunk
4 10 (5.41%) Atlassian
4 10 (5.41%) Google
5 9 (4.86%) Oracle
6 8 (4.32%) Black Duck
7 5 (2.70%) Adobe
7 5 (2.70%) AppDynamics
7 5 (2.70%) Cisco
7 5 (2.70%) Veracode
7 5 (2.70%) VMware
8 4 (2.16%) IBM
9 3 (1.62%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.08%) hybris
10 2 (1.08%) Zend
11 1 (0.54%) Juniper
11 1 (0.54%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.54%) New Relic
11 1 (0.54%) Ruckus Wireless