Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 324 529
Rank change year-on-year +195 +205 +114
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1,049 359 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.01% 0.70% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.96% 6.12% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 221 84
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -7.32%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £350
90th Percentile £650 £650 £596
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.92 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.29% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 7,012 5,862 5,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.46% 11.41% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,236 3,628 3,374
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £234 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 207 181
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -21.35% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.90 £42.35 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +165 316 £518 +6.81% 103
North of England +110 242 £500 - 115
South West +67 193 £550 +15.79% 69
Midlands +82 126 £488 -2.50% 55
North West +59 109 £518 +3.50% 68
Yorkshire +33 80 £450 -10.00% 38
West Midlands +37 78 £488 +2.63% 35
Scotland +39 77 £500 +11.11% 25
East of England +14 62 £490 -2.00% 33
North East +53 57 £525 +29.23% 9
East Midlands +43 48 £475 -5.00% 20
Wales -1 33 £513 +28.13% 14
Northern Ireland +18 4 £425 +13.33% 13
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 914 (87.13%) Docker
2 717 (68.35%) DevOps
3 629 (59.96%) Amazon AWS
4 432 (41.18%) Jenkins
5 426 (40.61%) Linux
6 413 (39.37%) Ansible
7 372 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
8 348 (33.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 337 (32.13%) Python
10 328 (31.27%) Puppet
11 326 (31.08%) Terraform
12 281 (26.79%) Microservices
13 247 (23.55%) Java
14 229 (21.83%) Git (software)
15 190 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
15 190 (18.11%) Opscode Chef
16 168 (16.02%) Scrum
17 165 (15.73%) Windows
18 154 (14.68%) Bash Shell
19 153 (14.59%) Configuration Management
20 152 (14.49%) SQL
21 149 (14.20%) JIRA
22 141 (13.44%) MongoDB
23 134 (12.77%) Microsoft
24 132 (12.58%) .NET
25 130 (12.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 129 (12.30%) OpenShift
27 128 (12.20%) JavaScript
28 123 (11.73%) Finance
28 123 (11.73%) Test Automation

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 90 (8.58%) Confluence
2 84 (8.01%) Elasticsearch
3 56 (5.34%) Apache
4 34 (3.24%) nginx
5 33 (3.15%) Apache Spark
5 33 (3.15%) OpenStack
6 21 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.43%) Apache Solr
8 14 (1.33%) JBoss
9 13 (1.24%) IIS
10 9 (0.86%) Apache Qpid
10 9 (0.86%) Jupyter
11 8 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.67%) CMS
13 5 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.38%) Documentum
14 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
15 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.19%) Traefik
Applications
1 1 (0.095%) HipChat
1 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 629 (59.96%) Amazon AWS
2 348 (33.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (12.30%) OpenShift
4 96 (9.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 92 (8.77%) Amazon EC2
6 72 (6.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 71 (6.77%) GitHub
8 69 (6.58%) Serverless
9 62 (5.91%) Cloud Computing
10 59 (5.62%) Amazon S3
11 49 (4.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 48 (4.58%) Route 53
13 47 (4.48%) PaaS
14 43 (4.10%) Amazon ELB
15 42 (4.00%) SaaS
16 37 (3.53%) IaaS
17 29 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
18 25 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 24 (2.29%) Amazon SQS
20 23 (2.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 81 (7.72%) HTTP
2 64 (6.10%) Firewall
3 63 (6.01%) DNS
4 35 (3.34%) VPN
5 29 (2.76%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.53%) SSL
7 13 (1.24%) OpenVPN
8 12 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (0.95%) DSL
10 9 (0.86%) DHCP
10 9 (0.86%) Internet
10 9 (0.86%) Network Security
10 9 (0.86%) Unicast
11 8 (0.76%) Extranet
11 8 (0.76%) Intranet
11 8 (0.76%) SSH
11 8 (0.76%) VLAN
12 5 (0.48%) IPsec
13 3 (0.29%) SAN
14 2 (0.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (13.44%) MongoDB
2 96 (9.15%) MySQL
3 95 (9.06%) PostgreSQL
3 95 (9.06%) SQL Server
4 79 (7.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 71 (6.77%) NoSQL
6 59 (5.62%) Amazon RDS
7 58 (5.53%) Big Data
8 50 (4.77%) Hadoop
9 30 (2.86%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.57%) Redis
11 21 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
12 20 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 17 (1.62%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.43%) Cosmos DB
16 12 (1.14%) DB2
17 11 (1.05%) Neo4j
18 10 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
19 9 (0.86%) GIS
Development Applications
1 432 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 229 (21.83%) Git (software)
3 149 (14.20%) JIRA
4 91 (8.67%) GitLab
5 80 (7.63%) SonarQube
6 62 (5.91%) Selenium
7 58 (5.53%) Maven
7 58 (5.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 45 (4.29%) Cucumber
9 42 (4.00%) JUnit
10 40 (3.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 37 (3.53%) Artifactory
11 37 (3.53%) Subversion
11 37 (3.53%) TeamCity
12 36 (3.43%) Vagrant
13 31 (2.96%) Bitbucket
14 28 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (2.29%) Visual Studio
16 23 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
17 17 (1.62%) Gradle
General
1 123 (11.73%) Finance
2 51 (4.86%) Banking
3 20 (1.91%) Retail
4 15 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.05%) Law
6 9 (0.86%) Billing
6 9 (0.86%) Marketing
7 7 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.48%) Electronics
8 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.38%) Automotive
9 4 (0.38%) Games
9 4 (0.38%) Publishing
9 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.19%) Local Government
11 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.095%) Back Office
12 1 (0.095%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 434 (41.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 187 (17.83%) Developer
3 142 (13.54%) AWS Engineer
4 139 (13.25%) AWS DevOps
5 116 (11.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 108 (10.30%) Architect
7 66 (6.29%) Java Developer
8 61 (5.82%) Cloud Engineer
9 53 (5.05%) Azure Engineer
10 49 (4.67%) .NET Developer
10 49 (4.67%) Azure DevOps
11 46 (4.39%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 46 (4.39%) Senior DevOps
12 39 (3.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 39 (3.72%) Consultant
12 39 (3.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 34 (3.24%) Senior Developer
14 30 (2.86%) Software Engineer
15 29 (2.76%) Technical Architect
16 25 (2.38%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (12.58%) .NET
2 119 (11.34%) Web Services
3 90 (8.58%) Kafka
4 87 (8.29%) Node.js
4 87 (8.29%) REST
5 80 (7.63%) .NET Core
5 80 (7.63%) Spring
6 74 (7.05%) Elastic Stack
7 71 (6.77%) Spring Boot
8 68 (6.48%) AngularJS
9 57 (5.43%) HTML
10 44 (4.19%) .NET Framework
10 44 (4.19%) JSON
11 38 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 38 (3.62%) CSS
11 38 (3.62%) RESTful
12 36 (3.43%) ASP.NET
12 36 (3.43%) React
13 31 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
14 28 (2.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (4.67%) Public Cloud
3 40 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 36 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
5 33 (3.15%) Cloud Native
6 31 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.00%) iPad
8 19 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.81%) PKI
9 15 (1.43%) Fintech
9 15 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.33%) User Experience
11 12 (1.14%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.57%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.57%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.48%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
15 3 (0.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 426 (40.61%) Linux
2 165 (15.73%) Windows
3 130 (12.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 91 (8.67%) CentOS
5 62 (5.91%) Unix
6 31 (2.96%) Windows Server
7 30 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.43%) CoreOS
9 12 (1.14%) Debian
10 9 (0.86%) Solaris
11 7 (0.67%) VMS
12 5 (0.48%) DC/OS
13 4 (0.38%) AIX
14 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.19%) Fedora
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (68.35%) DevOps
2 372 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (26.79%) Microservices
4 190 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
5 168 (16.02%) Scrum
6 153 (14.59%) Configuration Management
7 123 (11.73%) Test Automation
8 107 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 85 (8.10%) Kanban
10 82 (7.82%) Migration
11 80 (7.63%) Software Engineering
12 77 (7.34%) TDD
13 60 (5.72%) BDD
14 59 (5.62%) Open Source
15 48 (4.58%) MVC
16 46 (4.39%) Deployment Automation
17 45 (4.29%) High Availability
18 43 (4.10%) Problem-Solving
19 41 (3.91%) Analytics
20 39 (3.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 337 (32.13%) Python
2 247 (23.55%) Java
3 154 (14.68%) Bash Shell
4 152 (14.49%) SQL
5 128 (12.20%) JavaScript
6 115 (10.96%) PowerShell
7 112 (10.68%) C#
8 85 (8.10%) Perl
9 80 (7.63%) Ruby
10 50 (4.77%) Go
11 45 (4.29%) Java 8
12 35 (3.34%) Groovy
13 29 (2.76%) PHP
14 26 (2.48%) C++
15 17 (1.62%) Scala
16 13 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.86%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.76%) R
18 8 (0.76%) TypeScript
19 7 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (7.15%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.43%) Degree
4 34 (3.24%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.57%) CISSP
6 6 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.48%) CCA
8 4 (0.38%) CISM
9 3 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.29%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.19%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.19%) PMP
11 1 (0.095%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.91%) QA
2 10 (0.95%) PSD2
3 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.38%) GDPR
4 4 (0.38%) SLA
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 914 (87.13%) Docker
2 49 (4.67%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.95%) KVM
7 10 (0.95%) NFS
8 6 (0.57%) oVirt
8 6 (0.57%) RHEV
8 6 (0.57%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.48%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.29%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.19%) Btrfs
11 2 (0.19%) iptables
11 2 (0.19%) Xen
12 1 (0.095%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 413 (39.37%) Ansible
2 328 (31.27%) Puppet
3 326 (31.08%) Terraform
4 190 (18.11%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (6.96%) Prometheus
6 69 (6.58%) Grafana
7 51 (4.86%) Packer
8 50 (4.77%) Rancher
9 43 (4.10%) Docker Swarm
9 43 (4.10%) Salt
10 32 (3.05%) Nagios
11 23 (2.19%) Kibana
12 18 (1.72%) ZABBIX
13 15 (1.43%) logstash
14 12 (1.14%) Mesos
15 11 (1.05%) Graphite
16 10 (0.95%) Consul
16 10 (0.95%) FreeIPA
16 10 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
17 6 (0.57%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 134 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 113 (10.77%) Red Hat
3 107 (10.20%) Google
4 68 (6.48%) Oracle
5 57 (5.43%) Splunk
6 54 (5.15%) Atlassian
7 42 (4.00%) Black Duck
8 39 (3.72%) VMware
9 17 (1.62%) AppDynamics
10 13 (1.24%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.14%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.14%) NetApp
11 12 (1.14%) New Relic
12 10 (0.95%) Cisco
12 10 (0.95%) Cloudera
12 10 (0.95%) IBM
12 10 (0.95%) SAP
13 8 (0.76%) Databricks
13 8 (0.76%) Hortonworks
13 8 (0.76%) SaltStack