Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Kubernetes Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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) Engineer
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 603 734 858
Rank change year-on-year +131 +124 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 284 165 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.16% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.17% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 137 26
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £462 £463 £450
90th Percentile £713 £643 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 99,545 97,274 97,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,895 64,435 63,507
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,076 2,850 3,288
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Kubernetes Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 10 December 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
England +79 274 £575 +4.55% 54
London +113 234 £600 +9.09% 36
UK excluding London -10 50 £500 - 19
North of England -7 15 £450 -10.00% 9
South East -11 14 £500 - 7
Scotland -9 10 £488 - 1
South West -36 9 £494 -
North West -12 7 £525 +5.00% 6
Yorkshire - 6 £425 - 3
East of England -10 2 £525 +5.00%
North East - 2 £500 -

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, Kubernetes Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Kubernetes Engineer in the job title.

1 284 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 268 (94.37%) DevOps
3 217 (76.41%) Docker
4 160 (56.34%) Ansible
5 153 (53.87%) Jenkins
6 139 (48.94%) Amazon AWS
7 126 (44.37%) Terraform
8 118 (41.55%) Python
9 102 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
10 97 (34.15%) Linux
11 78 (27.46%) Java
12 77 (27.11%) Git (software)
13 76 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
14 65 (22.89%) Groovy
15 63 (22.18%) Banking
16 58 (20.42%) Configuration Management
17 54 (19.01%) Puppet
18 53 (18.66%) E-Commerce
19 49 (17.25%) Opscode Chef
20 47 (16.55%) iPad
21 41 (14.44%) Microservices
21 41 (14.44%) Sonatype Nexus
22 39 (13.73%) Bash Shell
22 39 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
23 38 (13.38%) Maven
24 37 (13.03%) Ruby
25 36 (12.68%) Finance
26 35 (12.32%) Scrum
27 34 (11.97%) Open Source
27 34 (11.97%) Node.js

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
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 27 (9.51%) Cloud Foundry
2 22 (7.75%) Confluence
3 8 (2.82%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.11%) nginx
5 5 (1.76%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.70%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 139 (48.94%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (11.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (6.69%) OpenShift
5 18 (6.34%) GitHub
6 16 (5.63%) PaaS
7 15 (5.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (4.23%) npm
9 9 (3.17%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (3.17%) Serverless
10 6 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.11%) Heroku
11 5 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.41%) IaaS
12 4 (1.41%) SaaS
12 4 (1.41%) Slack
13 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.70%) Stackdriver
14 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.46%) Firewall
1 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.76%) HTTP
3 4 (1.41%) DNS
3 4 (1.41%) OpenVPN
3 4 (1.41%) SSL
4 3 (1.06%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.06%) LAN
4 3 (1.06%) VPN
4 3 (1.06%) WAN
5 2 (0.70%) DSL
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.35%) Internet
6 1 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.35%) SSH
6 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.34%) Big Data
2 12 (4.23%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (2.82%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.11%) Redis
6 4 (1.41%) HBase
6 4 (1.41%) MySQL
6 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.06%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.70%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.70%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.70%) Parquet
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 153 (53.87%) Jenkins
2 77 (27.11%) Git (software)
3 41 (14.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 38 (13.38%) Maven
5 30 (10.56%) JIRA
6 28 (9.86%) SonarQube
7 26 (9.15%) GitLab
8 25 (8.80%) Gradle
9 14 (4.93%) Gerrit
10 12 (4.23%) CircleCI
11 11 (3.87%) Vagrant
12 10 (3.52%) Travis CI
13 7 (2.46%) Ant
13 7 (2.46%) JUnit
14 6 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (2.11%) TeamCity
15 5 (1.76%) Liquibase
16 4 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (1.41%) Bitbucket
16 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (22.18%) Banking
2 36 (12.68%) Finance
3 5 (1.76%) Retail
4 2 (0.70%) Advertising
4 2 (0.70%) Front Office
4 2 (0.70%) Law
4 2 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.35%) Games
5 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.35%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Publishing
5 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.97%) Node.js
2 26 (9.15%) Kafka
3 19 (6.69%) React
4 17 (5.99%) Spring
5 14 (4.93%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (3.52%) Web Services
7 9 (3.17%) REST
8 5 (1.76%) JSON
8 5 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.41%) YAML
10 3 (1.06%) .NET
10 3 (1.06%) Sensu
10 3 (1.06%) Velocity
11 2 (0.70%) LAMP
11 2 (0.70%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.70%) Spark Streaming
11 2 (0.70%) WebSockets
12 1 (0.35%) .NET Core
12 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (0.35%) hapi
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.55%) iPad
2 26 (9.15%) Public Cloud
3 25 (8.80%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.52%) Fintech
5 7 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.41%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.70%) Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) NHS
8 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.35%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (34.15%) Linux
2 21 (7.39%) Unix
3 16 (5.63%) Windows
4 14 (4.93%) CentOS
5 12 (4.23%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.11%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.70%) Mesosphere
8 2 (0.70%) VMS
9 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (94.37%) DevOps
2 102 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (20.42%) Configuration Management
4 53 (18.66%) E-Commerce
5 41 (14.44%) Microservices
6 39 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (12.32%) Scrum
8 34 (11.97%) Open Source
9 31 (10.92%) TDD
10 26 (9.15%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (8.80%) BDD
12 20 (7.04%) Mentoring
13 17 (5.99%) SOA
14 15 (5.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 13 (4.58%) Migration
16 9 (3.17%) Continuous Deployment
16 9 (3.17%) Software Engineering
17 8 (2.82%) Software Delivery
18 7 (2.46%) OO
18 7 (2.46%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 118 (41.55%) Python
2 78 (27.46%) Java
3 65 (22.89%) Groovy
4 39 (13.73%) Bash Shell
5 37 (13.03%) Ruby
6 26 (9.15%) Go
7 21 (7.39%) Scala
8 17 (5.99%) SQL
9 14 (4.93%) JavaScript
10 11 (3.87%) Perl
10 11 (3.87%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.76%) PHP
13 3 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (3.87%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.06%) Degree
4 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.70%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) GDPR
2 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 217 (76.41%) Docker
2 6 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.11%) Xen
3 4 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.06%) KVM
5 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) NFS
6 1 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 284 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 160 (56.34%) Ansible
3 126 (44.37%) Terraform
4 54 (19.01%) Puppet
5 49 (17.25%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (5.63%) Consul
6 16 (5.63%) Mesos
7 15 (5.28%) Prometheus
8 8 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (2.82%) Grafana
8 8 (2.82%) Packer
9 7 (2.46%) Rancher
10 6 (2.11%) Nagios
11 5 (1.76%) Kibana
11 5 (1.76%) logstash
11 5 (1.76%) Salt
12 3 (1.06%) FreeIPA
12 3 (1.06%) Uchiwa
13 2 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (8.10%) IBM
2 21 (7.39%) Google
3 17 (5.99%) Splunk
4 16 (5.63%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.17%) VMware
6 8 (2.82%) Oracle
7 6 (2.11%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.76%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.76%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.76%) RedGate
9 4 (1.41%) Blue Prism
9 4 (1.41%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.06%) Black Duck
10 3 (1.06%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.06%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.06%) New Relic
11 2 (0.70%) MapR
12 1 (0.35%) EMC
12 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow