Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure AKS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure AKS over the 6 months to 19 August 2022 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.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 454 413 452
Rank change year-on-year -41 +39 +318
Contract jobs citing Azure AKS 467 412 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.55% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.40% 1.42% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 255 53
10th Percentile £475 £450 £400
25th Percentile £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £610 £550 £543
Median % change year-on-year +10.91% +1.28% -1.27%
75th Percentile £711 £625 £600
90th Percentile £775 £688 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Azure AKS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 33,314 28,940 11,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.88% 38.66% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,209 20,875 7,774
10th Percentile £350 £334 £313
25th Percentile £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £694 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 431 158
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.19 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.05 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year - +2.68% -
75th Percentile £40.75 £44.97 £38.85
90th Percentile £67.95 £65.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +3.57%

Azure AKS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure AKS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure AKS in the UK

Azure AKS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure AKS.

Daily rate trend for Azure AKS in the UK

Azure AKS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure AKS over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Azure AKS in the UK

Azure AKS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure AKS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -25 396 £625 +13.64% 61
London +29 294 £625 +13.64% 33
Work from Home -48 242 £600 +11.11% 22
UK excluding London -45 81 £550 - 34
North of England -20 34 £550 +4.76% 13
South East -29 21 £575 +4.55% 2
North West -11 19 £550 +4.76% 6
Yorkshire -10 15 £525 - 3
South West -10 9 £575 +4.55% 7
East of England -8 6 £600 +19.70% 2
Midlands -34 6 £600 +14.29% 3
Scotland 0 5 £550 -4.35% 4
North East -13 5 £600 -3.23% 4
East Midlands -3 3 £700 +27.85% 2
West Midlands -34 3 £438 -16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Azure AKS 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 with a requirement for Azure AKS.

1 416 (89.08%) Kubernetes
2 405 (86.72%) Azure
3 334 (71.52%) DevOps
4 257 (55.03%) CI/CD
5 226 (48.39%) Terraform
6 185 (39.61%) Azure DevOps
7 179 (38.33%) Docker
7 179 (38.33%) AWS
8 166 (35.55%) Agile
9 161 (34.48%) Microservices
10 138 (29.55%) Python
11 118 (25.27%) Social Skills
12 114 (24.41%) Finance
13 108 (23.13%) Java
13 108 (23.13%) Jenkins
14 100 (21.41%) SQL
15 99 (21.20%) Continuous Integration
16 98 (20.99%) Amazon EKS
17 95 (20.34%) Serverless
17 95 (20.34%) Linux
18 94 (20.13%) PowerShell
19 90 (19.27%) C#
20 87 (18.63%) Infrastructure as Code
21 85 (18.20%) Kafka
22 80 (17.13%) .NET
23 77 (16.49%) SaaS
24 76 (16.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
25 74 (15.85%) Test Automation
25 74 (15.85%) GitLab
26 70 (14.99%) Azure Functions

Azure AKS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 66 (14.13%) Apache Spark
2 37 (7.92%) Apache
3 24 (5.14%) nginx
4 23 (4.93%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (4.50%) Apache Pig
6 19 (4.07%) Sitefinity
7 13 (2.78%) Apache Airflow
8 12 (2.57%) Confluence
9 10 (2.14%) CMS
9 10 (2.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.07%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.86%) Traefik
12 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.64%) IIS
13 2 (0.43%) Documentum
13 2 (0.43%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.21%) CloudStack
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 405 (86.72%) Azure
2 185 (39.61%) Azure DevOps
3 179 (38.33%) AWS
4 98 (20.99%) Amazon EKS
5 95 (20.34%) Serverless
6 77 (16.49%) SaaS
7 76 (16.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 70 (14.99%) Azure Functions
9 67 (14.35%) Azure Monitor
10 66 (14.13%) PaaS
11 63 (13.49%) GitHub
12 48 (10.28%) Azure Active Directory
13 42 (8.99%) Azure Pipelines
13 42 (8.99%) OpenShift
14 41 (8.78%) Azure Service Bus
15 40 (8.57%) Azure Storage
16 39 (8.35%) Azure Data Factory
17 36 (7.71%) Amazon EC2
17 36 (7.71%) Amazon S3
18 33 (7.07%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.78%) Firewall
2 19 (4.07%) DNS
3 10 (2.14%) VPN
4 9 (1.93%) Internet
5 6 (1.28%) HTTP
6 5 (1.07%) SSL
7 4 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.86%) VLAN
7 4 (0.86%) WAN
8 3 (0.64%) Network Security
8 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.43%) Calico
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.43%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.06%) Azure SQL Database
2 47 (10.06%) Amazon RDS
2 47 (10.06%) Big Data
3 36 (7.71%) Data Lake
4 35 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (6.21%) SQL Server
6 27 (5.78%) Delta Lake
6 27 (5.78%) NoSQL
7 26 (5.57%) MongoDB
8 24 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (5.14%) DynamoDB
9 22 (4.71%) Redis
9 22 (4.71%) SAP HANA
10 19 (4.07%) MySQL
11 17 (3.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 17 (3.64%) Relational Database
12 14 (3.00%) SAP BW
13 11 (2.36%) MariaDB
14 7 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (1.50%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 108 (23.13%) Jenkins
2 74 (15.85%) GitLab
3 64 (13.70%) Git (software)
4 47 (10.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (6.42%) Gradle
5 30 (6.42%) Maven
6 24 (5.14%) SonarQube
7 21 (4.50%) JIRA
8 15 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (3.00%) PowerDesigner
10 12 (2.57%) Artifactory
10 12 (2.57%) TeamCity
11 10 (2.14%) MLflow
12 6 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.86%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.86%) CircleCI
14 4 (0.86%) JMeter
14 4 (0.86%) SpecFlow
15 3 (0.64%) GoCD
General
1 118 (25.27%) Social Skills
2 114 (24.41%) Finance
3 50 (10.71%) Banking
4 38 (8.14%) Public Sector
5 33 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.85%) Retail
7 17 (3.64%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.93%) Front Office
9 8 (1.71%) Advertising
9 8 (1.71%) Law
9 8 (1.71%) Marketing
10 7 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (1.28%) Telecoms
12 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.86%) Legal
14 3 (0.64%) Games
15 2 (0.43%) Danish Language
15 2 (0.43%) Hindi Language
15 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 132 (28.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 108 (23.13%) Azure Engineer
3 91 (19.49%) Architect
4 70 (14.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 64 (13.70%) Developer
6 48 (10.28%) Solutions Architect
7 44 (9.42%) Cloud Engineer
8 37 (7.92%) Cloud Architect
9 33 (7.07%) Data Engineer
10 29 (6.21%) Azure Architect
11 28 (6.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 24 (5.14%) Kubernetes Architect
13 22 (4.71%) Java Developer
14 21 (4.50%) AWS Engineer
15 20 (4.28%) Platform Engineer
16 19 (4.07%) Big Data Engineer
16 19 (4.07%) Java Engineer
16 19 (4.07%) Python Developer
17 17 (3.64%) Technical Leader
18 16 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (18.20%) Kafka
2 80 (17.13%) .NET
3 37 (7.92%) ASP.NET
3 37 (7.92%) Node.js
4 33 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 31 (6.64%) ARM Templates
6 29 (6.21%) RESTful
7 27 (5.78%) Pandas
8 26 (5.57%) AngularJS
9 20 (4.28%) Elastic Stack
9 20 (4.28%) Spring
10 19 (4.07%) PySpark
10 19 (4.07%) REST
10 19 (4.07%) scikit-learn
11 18 (3.85%) Spring Boot
12 17 (3.64%) .NET Core
13 15 (3.21%) .NET Framework
13 15 (3.21%) Dask
13 15 (3.21%) FastAPI
14 14 (3.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.99%) Cloud Native
2 43 (9.21%) Public Cloud
3 27 (5.78%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (5.57%) Linux Command Line
5 19 (4.07%) Low-Code
6 17 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (3.43%) Legacy Applications
8 14 (3.00%) Enterprise Cloud
9 11 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.14%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.28%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.28%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.28%) Market Risk
13 5 (1.07%) User Experience
13 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 95 (20.34%) Linux
2 53 (11.35%) Windows
3 37 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (5.57%) Unix
5 23 (4.93%) Ubuntu
5 23 (4.93%) VMS
6 20 (4.28%) Debian
7 3 (0.64%) CentOS
8 2 (0.43%) Alpine Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (71.52%) DevOps
2 257 (55.03%) CI/CD
3 166 (35.55%) Agile
4 161 (34.48%) Microservices
5 99 (21.20%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (18.63%) Infrastructure as Code
7 74 (15.85%) Test Automation
8 65 (13.92%) Analytics
9 62 (13.28%) Software Engineering
10 60 (12.85%) Containerisation
11 57 (12.21%) Migration
12 54 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (11.56%) TDD
13 47 (10.06%) Scrum
14 45 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
15 40 (8.57%) Log Analytics
16 39 (8.35%) Artefact Management
16 39 (8.35%) MVC
17 36 (7.71%) Event-Driven
18 35 (7.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 138 (29.55%) Python
2 108 (23.13%) Java
3 100 (21.41%) SQL
4 94 (20.13%) PowerShell
5 90 (19.27%) C#
6 57 (12.21%) Bash
7 49 (10.49%) JavaScript
8 46 (9.85%) Go
9 28 (6.00%) VB.NET
10 25 (5.35%) T-SQL
11 23 (4.93%) PHP
12 21 (4.50%) Groovy
13 20 (4.28%) Perl
14 14 (3.00%) Ruby
14 14 (3.00%) Shell Script
15 13 (2.78%) Scala
16 8 (1.71%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.50%) C
18 6 (1.28%) C++
19 5 (1.07%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.93%) Degree
4 13 (2.78%) AWS Certification
4 13 (2.78%) Azure Certification
5 8 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.28%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
7 5 (1.07%) RHCA
8 4 (0.86%) RHCE
8 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.43%) CISSP
9 2 (0.43%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.43%) MCSA
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.43%) OCP
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.71%) QA
2 4 (0.86%) GDPR
2 4 (0.86%) OASIS TOSCA
3 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.43%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Accessibility
System Software
1 179 (38.33%) Docker
2 41 (8.78%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.86%) KVM
6 4 (0.86%) vCloud
6 4 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.86%) Xen
7 3 (0.64%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.64%) vSphere
8 2 (0.43%) Squid
9 1 (0.21%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 416 (89.08%) Kubernetes
2 226 (48.39%) Terraform
3 62 (13.28%) Ansible
4 50 (10.71%) Istio
5 46 (9.85%) Grafana
6 44 (9.42%) Prometheus
7 16 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (3.21%) Puppet
9 14 (3.00%) Kibana
10 8 (1.71%) Packer
10 8 (1.71%) Rancher
11 5 (1.07%) Argo
12 4 (0.86%) Cloudify
12 4 (0.86%) Kustomize
13 3 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.64%) linkerd
13 3 (0.64%) logstash
13 3 (0.64%) vRealize
13 3 (0.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 2 (0.43%) Graphite
Vendors
1 63 (13.49%) Databricks
2 58 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 39 (8.35%) Red Hat
4 36 (7.71%) Google
5 29 (6.21%) Sitecore
6 28 (6.00%) SAP
7 25 (5.35%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (4.93%) VMware
9 22 (4.71%) BiZZdesign
9 22 (4.71%) MuleSoft
10 19 (4.07%) AppDynamics
10 19 (4.07%) Pega
11 16 (3.43%) Cloudera
12 13 (2.78%) F5
13 12 (2.57%) Splunk
14 10 (2.14%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.71%) Checkmarx
15 8 (1.71%) New Relic
16 7 (1.50%) Mirantis
17 6 (1.28%) SaltStack