Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 165 195
Rank change year-on-year +75 +30 +14
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 149 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.47% 0.69% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.84% 8.50% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 25 6
South West median daily rate £525 £420 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +24.44% -43.75%
10th Percentile £375 £356 £313
90th Percentile £643 £550 £413
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.33 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 885 447 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.65% 8.11% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 284 396
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £263 £214 £254
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 11 7
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +25.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £12.91
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £94.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +33 69 £550 +25.71% 6
Bristol +28 40 £438 +6.06% 19
Devon +26 27 £475 -13.64% 1
Gloucestershire +6 8 £563 - 7
Somerset -11 2 £475 +26.67% 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 124 (83.22%) Docker
2 100 (67.11%) DevOps
3 90 (60.40%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (43.62%) Linux
5 60 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (39.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 54 (36.24%) Jenkins
8 52 (34.90%) Microservices
8 52 (34.90%) Git (software)
9 50 (33.56%) Ansible
10 33 (22.15%) Terraform
11 32 (21.48%) Finance
11 32 (21.48%) .NET
12 31 (20.81%) C#
13 29 (19.46%) Puppet
14 27 (18.12%) Python
15 25 (16.78%) SQL Server
15 25 (16.78%) .NET Framework
16 24 (16.11%) Java
16 24 (16.11%) Red Hat
16 24 (16.11%) Opscode Chef
17 23 (15.44%) OpenShift
18 20 (13.42%) Migration
18 20 (13.42%) Scrum
18 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
18 20 (13.42%) React
19 19 (12.75%) JavaScript
19 19 (12.75%) Test Automation
19 19 (12.75%) Bash Shell
20 18 (12.08%) Windows

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 6 (4.03%) Apache
1 6 (4.03%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.68%) Confluence
2 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.34%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Fireworks
1 4 (2.68%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 90 (60.40%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (39.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (15.44%) OpenShift
4 17 (11.41%) npm
5 14 (9.40%) NuGet
6 11 (7.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (4.70%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (2.68%) Slack
9 3 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.34%) PaaS
10 2 (1.34%) Serverless
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.67%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.67%) IaaS
11 1 (0.67%) SaaS
11 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.05%) Firewall
2 9 (6.04%) VPN
3 8 (5.37%) DNS
3 8 (5.37%) HTTP
4 7 (4.70%) OpenVPN
5 4 (2.68%) Internet
6 3 (2.01%) SSH
7 2 (1.34%) DHCP
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.67%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.67%) OpenFlow
8 1 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.37%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.36%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.34%) DB2
6 2 (1.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 54 (36.24%) Jenkins
2 52 (34.90%) Git (software)
3 16 (10.74%) JIRA
4 15 (10.07%) GitLab
5 13 (8.72%) Bitbucket
5 13 (8.72%) Selenium
5 13 (8.72%) SonarQube
5 13 (8.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (7.38%) JMeter
7 9 (6.04%) Maven
8 8 (5.37%) Cucumber
8 8 (5.37%) XMLUnit
9 7 (4.70%) Moq
9 7 (4.70%) SpecFlow
9 7 (4.70%) xUnit.net
10 6 (4.03%) Hudson
11 5 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.68%) JUnit
12 4 (2.68%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.01%) Gerrit
General
1 32 (21.48%) Finance
2 12 (8.05%) Banking
3 6 (4.03%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.36%) Retail
5 3 (2.01%) Marketing
6 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (34.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (20.13%) Developer
3 22 (14.77%) Architect
4 20 (13.42%) AWS Engineer
5 18 (12.08%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (12.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.71%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) .NET Architect
8 8 (5.37%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.37%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Lead Developer
9 7 (4.70%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.03%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.03%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.36%) Analyst
11 5 (3.36%) DevOps Architect
12 4 (2.68%) DevOps Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.48%) .NET
2 25 (16.78%) .NET Framework
3 20 (13.42%) React
4 16 (10.74%) HTML
5 14 (9.40%) AngularJS
5 14 (9.40%) ASP.NET
5 14 (9.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (8.05%) CSS
6 12 (8.05%) Node.js
6 12 (8.05%) REST
6 12 (8.05%) XML
7 11 (7.38%) .NET Core
7 11 (7.38%) Entity Framework
7 11 (7.38%) JSON
8 10 (6.71%) Redux
9 9 (6.04%) Web Services
10 8 (5.37%) ASP.NET Core
11 7 (4.70%) Autofac
11 7 (4.70%) Code First Entity Framework
11 7 (4.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.70%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.36%) NHS
3 5 (3.36%) User Experience
4 4 (2.68%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.01%) Fintech
6 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.34%) iPad
6 2 (1.34%) PKI
6 2 (1.34%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 65 (43.62%) Linux
2 18 (12.08%) Windows
3 11 (7.38%) Unix
4 8 (5.37%) CoreOS
4 8 (5.37%) Debian
5 6 (4.03%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.34%) AIX
7 2 (1.34%) CentOS
7 2 (1.34%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (67.11%) DevOps
2 60 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (34.90%) Microservices
4 20 (13.42%) Migration
4 20 (13.42%) Scrum
5 19 (12.75%) Test Automation
6 13 (8.72%) TDD
7 11 (7.38%) BDD
7 11 (7.38%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.38%) MVC
7 11 (7.38%) Web Development
8 10 (6.71%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.04%) Data Migration
9 9 (6.04%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.04%) Unit Testing
10 8 (5.37%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (5.37%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.81%) C#
2 27 (18.12%) Python
3 24 (16.11%) Java
4 19 (12.75%) Bash Shell
4 19 (12.75%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.72%) SQL
6 9 (6.04%) Ruby
7 8 (5.37%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.03%) Go
8 6 (4.03%) Groovy
9 4 (2.68%) ES6
9 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.01%) Scala
11 2 (1.34%) Java 8
11 2 (1.34%) Perl
12 1 (0.67%) C++
12 1 (0.67%) F#
12 1 (0.67%) PHP
12 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) CISSP
4 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.67%) Degree
4 1 (0.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) QA
2 5 (3.36%) PMO
3 2 (1.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 124 (83.22%) Docker
2 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Ceph
3 1 (0.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 50 (33.56%) Ansible
2 33 (22.15%) Terraform
3 29 (19.46%) Puppet
4 24 (16.11%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (8.05%) Grafana
6 4 (2.68%) FreeIPA
6 4 (2.68%) Prometheus
7 3 (2.01%) Nagios
7 3 (2.01%) systemd
8 2 (1.34%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.67%) Cacti
9 1 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.67%) Icinga
9 1 (0.67%) Kibana
9 1 (0.67%) logstash
9 1 (0.67%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (16.11%) Red Hat
2 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.05%) Oracle
3 12 (8.05%) Splunk
4 10 (6.71%) Google
5 8 (5.37%) Apigee
5 8 (5.37%) Atlassian
6 7 (4.70%) AppDynamics
6 7 (4.70%) Veracode
7 5 (3.36%) Adobe
8 4 (2.68%) Black Duck
8 4 (2.68%) Cisco
8 4 (2.68%) IBM
8 4 (2.68%) VMware
9 2 (1.34%) hybris
9 2 (1.34%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.67%) Juniper
10 1 (0.67%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.67%) New Relic
10 1 (0.67%) SAP