Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 November 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 341 553
Rank change year-on-year +191 +212 +118
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 994 332 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.81% 0.62% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.45% 5.49% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 216 75
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £388 £375 £338
90th Percentile £625 £590 £583
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.67 - -
UK median hourly rate £44.92 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +28.33% - -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,391 6,043 6,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.43% 11.23% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,506 3,740 3,923
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £227 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 228 216
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.87 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.31% -36.54% +28.21%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +16.67%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the UK excluding London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kubernetes in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the UK excluding London

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the UK excluding London

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Kubernetes in the UK excluding London

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Kubernetes in the UK excluding London

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
South East +132 307 £500 +3.31% 89
North of England +96 210 £475 -5.00% 98
South West +72 164 £525 +25.00% 51
Scotland +66 111 £500 +25.00% 22
Midlands +46 101 £450 -18.18% 39
North West +44 97 £478 -9.91% 52
Yorkshire +35 76 £450 -10.00% 37
East of England +40 67 £525 - 57
West Midlands +4 58 £478 -13.18% 30
East Midlands +49 42 £400 -5.88% 9
North East +35 41 £500 +23.08% 9
Wales +17 36 £509 +19.71% 7
Northern Ireland +26 3 £500 +33.33% 13
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 844 (84.91%) Docker
2 692 (69.62%) DevOps
3 591 (59.46%) Amazon AWS
4 430 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
5 416 (41.85%) Linux
6 410 (41.25%) Ansible
7 406 (40.85%) Jenkins
8 346 (34.81%) Puppet
9 322 (32.39%) Python
10 301 (30.28%) Terraform
11 290 (29.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 276 (27.77%) Java
13 268 (26.96%) Microservices
14 231 (23.24%) Git (software)
15 229 (23.04%) Scrum
16 213 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
17 193 (19.42%) Opscode Chef
18 159 (16.00%) Bash Shell
19 150 (15.09%) Configuration Management
20 146 (14.69%) Test Automation
21 137 (13.78%) JavaScript
22 133 (13.38%) MongoDB
23 130 (13.08%) Continuous Delivery
24 128 (12.88%) JIRA
25 127 (12.78%) SQL
26 125 (12.58%) TDD
27 122 (12.27%) .NET
28 118 (11.87%) Spring
29 117 (11.77%) Windows
30 116 (11.67%) Microsoft

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 83 (8.35%) Elasticsearch
2 70 (7.04%) Confluence
3 48 (4.83%) Apache
4 38 (3.82%) OpenStack
5 33 (3.32%) nginx
6 31 (3.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 27 (2.72%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.81%) Apache Solr
8 18 (1.81%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.50%) Apache Qpid
11 5 (0.50%) IIS
11 5 (0.50%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.40%) CMS
12 4 (0.40%) JBoss
12 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.20%) Appian
14 2 (0.20%) GemFire
Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Fireworks
1 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.10%) HipChat
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 591 (59.46%) Amazon AWS
2 290 (29.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (10.76%) OpenShift
4 88 (8.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 81 (8.15%) Amazon EC2
6 63 (6.34%) GitHub
7 54 (5.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 47 (4.73%) Amazon S3
9 44 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
10 42 (4.23%) PaaS
11 40 (4.02%) Serverless
12 39 (3.92%) Route 53
12 39 (3.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 37 (3.72%) SaaS
14 36 (3.62%) Amazon ELB
15 31 (3.12%) IaaS
16 26 (2.62%) Amazon Glacier
16 26 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (2.62%) npm
17 24 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (9.36%) HTTP
2 57 (5.73%) Firewall
3 55 (5.53%) DNS
4 25 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 24 (2.41%) VPN
6 19 (1.91%) SSL
7 13 (1.31%) DSL
7 13 (1.31%) OpenVPN
8 12 (1.21%) Internet
8 12 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
9 11 (1.11%) DHCP
10 10 (1.01%) SSH
11 9 (0.91%) Unicast
12 8 (0.80%) Extranet
12 8 (0.80%) Intranet
13 6 (0.60%) IPsec
14 5 (0.50%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.50%) LAN
14 5 (0.50%) WAN
15 4 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (13.38%) MongoDB
2 98 (9.86%) NoSQL
3 91 (9.15%) PostgreSQL
4 86 (8.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 81 (8.15%) MySQL
6 80 (8.05%) SQL Server
7 51 (5.13%) Redis
8 50 (5.03%) Big Data
9 36 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
9 36 (3.62%) Hadoop
10 21 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (1.91%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (1.51%) DB2
14 14 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.91%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.70%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.70%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 406 (40.85%) Jenkins
2 231 (23.24%) Git (software)
3 128 (12.88%) JIRA
4 69 (6.94%) SonarQube
5 68 (6.84%) GitLab
6 67 (6.74%) Maven
7 65 (6.54%) Selenium
8 60 (6.04%) Sonatype Nexus
9 59 (5.94%) Bitbucket
10 49 (4.93%) Cucumber
11 47 (4.73%) Subversion
12 43 (4.33%) Artifactory
12 43 (4.33%) JUnit
13 36 (3.62%) Vagrant
14 34 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (3.22%) Visual Studio Team System
16 31 (3.12%) TeamCity
17 25 (2.52%) Gradle
18 21 (2.11%) Visual Studio
19 18 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (11.17%) Finance
2 49 (4.93%) Banking
3 23 (2.31%) Retail
4 13 (1.31%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.21%) Billing
6 11 (1.11%) Publishing
7 9 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.91%) Law
8 6 (0.60%) Marketing
9 5 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.40%) Automotive
10 4 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.10%) Back Office
12 1 (0.10%) Electronics
12 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
12 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 428 (43.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 205 (20.62%) Developer
3 121 (12.17%) AWS DevOps
4 111 (11.17%) AWS Engineer
5 102 (10.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 98 (9.86%) Architect
7 91 (9.15%) Java Developer
8 66 (6.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 50 (5.03%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 42 (4.23%) Azure DevOps
11 39 (3.92%) .NET Developer
12 38 (3.82%) Azure Engineer
13 33 (3.32%) Consultant
14 31 (3.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 26 (2.62%) Senior Developer
15 26 (2.62%) Senior DevOps
16 25 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 25 (2.52%) Software Engineer
17 24 (2.41%) Lead Developer
17 24 (2.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (12.27%) .NET
2 118 (11.87%) Spring
3 115 (11.57%) Web Services
4 106 (10.66%) REST
5 102 (10.26%) Node.js
6 93 (9.36%) Kafka
7 80 (8.05%) Elastic Stack
8 77 (7.75%) Spring Boot
9 69 (6.94%) AngularJS
10 67 (6.74%) .NET Core
10 67 (6.74%) HTML
11 57 (5.73%) React
12 55 (5.53%) RESTful
13 54 (5.43%) .NET Framework
14 49 (4.93%) CSS
15 43 (4.33%) ASP.NET
16 42 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
16 42 (4.23%) JSON
17 36 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
18 31 (3.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (4.23%) Public Cloud
3 38 (3.82%) Cloud Native
3 38 (3.82%) Data Centre
4 35 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.62%) iPad
6 20 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.01%) Fintech
7 19 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (1.91%) PKI
7 19 (1.91%) User Experience
8 17 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.60%) Replication
12 6 (0.60%) Video on Demand
13 5 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 416 (41.85%) Linux
2 117 (11.77%) Windows
3 104 (10.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 82 (8.25%) Unix
5 81 (8.15%) CentOS
6 36 (3.62%) Ubuntu
7 29 (2.92%) Windows Server
8 17 (1.71%) CoreOS
9 12 (1.21%) Debian
10 9 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.91%) Solaris
11 7 (0.70%) Android
11 7 (0.70%) VMS
12 5 (0.50%) AIX
12 5 (0.50%) DC/OS
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Fedora
14 2 (0.20%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (69.62%) DevOps
2 430 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (26.96%) Microservices
4 229 (23.04%) Scrum
5 213 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 150 (15.09%) Configuration Management
7 146 (14.69%) Test Automation
8 130 (13.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 125 (12.58%) TDD
10 104 (10.46%) Kanban
11 85 (8.55%) BDD
12 83 (8.35%) Open Source
13 78 (7.85%) Software Engineering
14 63 (6.34%) Migration
14 63 (6.34%) OO
15 55 (5.53%) MVC
16 51 (5.13%) High Availability
16 51 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
17 49 (4.93%) Unit Testing
18 46 (4.63%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 322 (32.39%) Python
2 276 (27.77%) Java
3 159 (16.00%) Bash Shell
4 137 (13.78%) JavaScript
5 127 (12.78%) SQL
6 108 (10.87%) C#
7 101 (10.16%) PowerShell
8 97 (9.76%) Ruby
9 73 (7.34%) Groovy
10 71 (7.14%) Perl
11 53 (5.33%) Go
12 47 (4.73%) Java 8
13 31 (3.12%) PHP
14 30 (3.02%) Shell Script
15 28 (2.82%) C++
16 27 (2.72%) Scala
17 12 (1.21%) C
18 10 (1.01%) TypeScript
19 8 (0.80%) R
20 7 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (6.24%) Security Cleared
2 48 (4.83%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.22%) Degree
4 12 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.11%) AWS Certification
6 8 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) CISSP
9 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.20%) PhD
9 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.20%) PMP
9 2 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.10%) RHCE
10 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.61%) QA
2 3 (0.30%) WCAG
3 2 (0.20%) GDPR
3 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.20%) PMO
3 2 (0.20%) PSD2
3 2 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 844 (84.91%) Docker
2 28 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.11%) oVirt
4 11 (1.11%) RHEV
4 11 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.80%) KVM
8 7 (0.70%) NFS
9 6 (0.60%) Xen
10 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.50%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.40%) iptables
11 4 (0.40%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.20%) Btrfs
12 2 (0.20%) Ceph
12 2 (0.20%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 410 (41.25%) Ansible
2 346 (34.81%) Puppet
3 301 (30.28%) Terraform
4 193 (19.42%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (6.04%) Grafana
6 59 (5.94%) Prometheus
7 56 (5.63%) Packer
8 48 (4.83%) Rancher
9 45 (4.53%) Nagios
10 30 (3.02%) Salt
11 26 (2.62%) Kibana
12 24 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (2.41%) Mesos
12 24 (2.41%) ZABBIX
13 19 (1.91%) Consul
14 16 (1.61%) logstash
15 12 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
15 12 (1.21%) SELinux
16 11 (1.11%) Graphite
17 9 (0.91%) SCOM
Vendors
1 116 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 98 (9.86%) Red Hat
3 90 (9.05%) Google
4 57 (5.73%) Oracle
5 49 (4.93%) Splunk
6 48 (4.83%) Atlassian
7 40 (4.02%) VMware
8 31 (3.12%) Black Duck
9 26 (2.62%) IBM
10 21 (2.11%) New Relic
11 16 (1.61%) AppDynamics
12 12 (1.21%) CheckPoint
12 12 (1.21%) NetApp
13 11 (1.11%) SaltStack
14 10 (1.01%) Adobe
14 10 (1.01%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.91%) HP
16 7 (0.70%) Cisco
16 7 (0.70%) Citrix
17 6 (0.60%) Cloudera