Period
to 8 August 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 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 West
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 53 93
Rank change year-on-year -34 +40 +89
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 56 273 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 2.21% 4.29% 2.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.78% 24.03% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 183 82
Median daily rate £525 £563 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +16.43% +28.83%
10th Percentile £378 £428 £373
90th Percentile £625 £713 £673
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.25 -
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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 315 1,136 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.43% 17.84% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 688 436
Median daily rate £495 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +17.65% +9.68%
10th Percentile £229 £268 £250
90th Percentile £636 £656 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 35 42
Median hourly rate £38.55 £22.40 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.08% +2.99% -48.82%
10th Percentile £19.70 £15.50 £15.35
90th Percentile £49.13 £41.20 £47.00
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 West

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West.

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 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
Bristol +7 20 £550 +4.76% 15
Wiltshire -28 15 £600 - 4
Cornwall +10 6 £525 +16.67%
Devon -12 5 £500 -4.76%
Gloucestershire +28 3 £450 -33.33% 14
Dorset +19 2 £550 - 4
Somerset +1 2 - - 10
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 West region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 39 (69.64%) Docker
2 32 (57.14%) DevOps
3 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (35.71%) Azure
5 19 (33.93%) Terraform
6 17 (30.36%) Python
7 15 (26.79%) Microservices
8 14 (25.00%) Java
9 13 (23.21%) C#
9 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
9 13 (23.21%) Ansible
9 13 (23.21%) AWS
10 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
11 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
12 10 (17.86%) React
12 10 (17.86%) .NET
13 9 (16.07%) .NET Core
13 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
14 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
15 7 (12.50%) Linux
15 7 (12.50%) Web Development
16 6 (10.71%) Serverless
16 6 (10.71%) Amazon ECS
16 6 (10.71%) Logic Apps
16 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
16 6 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (10.71%) API Development
16 6 (10.71%) IaaS
16 6 (10.71%) PaaS
17 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell

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 2 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.79%) nginx
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.71%) Azure
2 13 (23.21%) AWS
3 6 (10.71%) Amazon ECS
3 6 (10.71%) IaaS
3 6 (10.71%) Logic Apps
3 6 (10.71%) PaaS
3 6 (10.71%) Serverless
4 4 (7.14%) Azure Functions
5 3 (5.36%) npm
5 3 (5.36%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.57%) Apigee
6 2 (3.57%) GCP
6 2 (3.57%) NuGet
6 2 (3.57%) Yarn
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) 3G
1 1 (1.79%) 4G
1 1 (1.79%) 5G
1 1 (1.79%) DNS
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) MySQL
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.57%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.57%) HBase
2 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Ignite
3 1 (1.79%) CockroachDB
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.93%) Bitbucket
4 3 (5.36%) JIRA
5 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.57%) webpack
6 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.79%) Cypress.io
6 1 (1.79%) gulp
6 1 (1.79%) JUnit
6 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.79%) Postman
6 1 (1.79%) REST Assured
6 1 (1.79%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
1 3 (5.36%) Law
1 3 (5.36%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (12.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.57%) PHP Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
1 10 (17.86%) React
2 9 (16.07%) .NET Core
3 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.14%) CSS
4 4 (7.14%) HTML
5 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.36%) Flask
5 3 (5.36%) JSON
5 3 (5.36%) Kafka
5 3 (5.36%) Node.js
5 3 (5.36%) REST
5 3 (5.36%) Sass
5 3 (5.36%) Vue.js
5 3 (5.36%) Web Services
6 2 (3.57%) OAuth
6 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.57%) WCF
6 2 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) NHS
2 2 (3.57%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) CentOS
4 1 (1.79%) DC/OS
4 1 (1.79%) Fedora
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) DevOps
2 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Microservices
4 7 (12.50%) Web Development
5 6 (10.71%) API Development
5 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (8.93%) Kanban
6 5 (8.93%) Scrum
6 5 (8.93%) TDD
7 4 (7.14%) Coaching
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.14%) Migration
7 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (5.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (5.36%) Information Security
8 3 (5.36%) MVC
8 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) Python
2 14 (25.00%) Java
3 13 (23.21%) C#
4 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.93%) Groovy
5 5 (8.93%) PHP
5 5 (8.93%) TypeScript
6 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.36%) SQL
8 2 (3.57%) Go
8 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.57%) Ruby
8 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.79%) C
9 1 (1.79%) Java 8
9 1 (1.79%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.79%) Scala
9 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) AWS Certification
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) CISSP
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) GIAC
4 1 (1.79%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.79%) SANS
4 1 (1.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 39 (69.64%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) HDFS
2 2 (3.57%) LXC
3 1 (1.79%) NFS
3 1 (1.79%) Samba
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.79%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) Terraform
2 13 (23.21%) Ansible
3 2 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (3.57%) Kubeflow
3 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.57%) Packer
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Brooklyn
4 1 (1.79%) Marathon
4 1 (1.79%) Mesos
4 1 (1.79%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Hortonworks
3 2 (3.57%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.57%) Sony
3 2 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.79%) Black Duck
4 1 (1.79%) Dell
4 1 (1.79%) EMC
4 1 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) MapR
4 1 (1.79%) NetApp
4 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.79%) Splunk