Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Kubernetes Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 754 864
Rank change year-on-year +131 +110 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 261 128 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.13% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.14% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 116 28
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +2.33%
10th Percentile £468 £456 £460
90th Percentile £713 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 -
% change year-on-year -4.76% - -
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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 21 October 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 21 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
England +113 247 £575 +4.55% 41
London +67 210 £600 +9.09% 33
UK excluding London +22 51 £500 -4.76% 9
South East 0 15 £494 +0.25%
Scotland - 14 £581 - 1
North of England -19 11 £500 -9.09% 6
South West - 9 £500 - 2
North West -11 7 £563 +2.27% 3
Yorkshire -19 2 £433 -3.89% 1
North East - 2 £500 - 2
East of England - 2 £525 -

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 250 (95.79%) DevOps
3 202 (77.39%) Docker
4 149 (57.09%) Jenkins
5 143 (54.79%) Amazon AWS
6 142 (54.41%) Ansible
7 117 (44.83%) Python
8 113 (43.30%) Terraform
9 111 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
10 87 (33.33%) Linux
11 82 (31.42%) Git (software)
12 75 (28.74%) Groovy
13 67 (25.67%) E-Commerce
13 67 (25.67%) Java
14 61 (23.37%) Banking
14 61 (23.37%) Puppet
15 60 (22.99%) Sonatype Nexus
16 59 (22.61%) iPad
17 57 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
18 55 (21.07%) Scrum
19 53 (20.31%) Configuration Management
20 52 (19.92%) Node.js
20 52 (19.92%) Opscode Chef
21 51 (19.54%) Ruby
22 50 (19.16%) TDD
22 50 (19.16%) Bash Shell
23 45 (17.24%) Maven
24 43 (16.48%) BDD
24 43 (16.48%) SonarQube
24 43 (16.48%) Microservices

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 42 (16.09%) Cloud Foundry
2 26 (9.96%) Confluence
3 9 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.68%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.30%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.92%) Apache
7 2 (0.77%) nginx
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) HipChat
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 143 (54.79%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (15.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (11.11%) GitHub
5 23 (8.81%) npm
6 21 (8.05%) Heroku
7 17 (6.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (6.13%) IBM Cloud
9 12 (4.60%) OpenShift
10 8 (3.07%) PaaS
10 8 (3.07%) Serverless
11 7 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.53%) Slack
14 3 (1.15%) SaaS
15 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
16 1 (0.38%) G Suite
16 1 (0.38%) IaaS
16 1 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.07%) Firewall
2 6 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.92%) DNS
3 5 (1.92%) SSL
4 4 (1.53%) HTTP
4 4 (1.53%) OpenVPN
4 4 (1.53%) WAN
5 3 (1.15%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.15%) LAN
5 3 (1.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.38%) Internet
6 1 (0.38%) Network Security
6 1 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.38%) SSH
6 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.51%) Big Data
2 11 (4.21%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (3.07%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.30%) HBase
6 6 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.92%) MySQL
8 4 (1.53%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.53%) Redis
9 3 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.38%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.38%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.38%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 149 (57.09%) Jenkins
2 82 (31.42%) Git (software)
3 60 (22.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 45 (17.24%) Maven
5 43 (16.48%) SonarQube
6 35 (13.41%) JIRA
7 33 (12.64%) GitLab
8 28 (10.73%) Gerrit
9 21 (8.05%) Ant
10 17 (6.51%) Gradle
11 11 (4.21%) Vagrant
12 9 (3.45%) Travis CI
13 7 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (2.68%) CircleCI
13 7 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (2.68%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.92%) JUnit
14 5 (1.92%) Liquibase
15 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
16 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
General
1 61 (23.37%) Banking
2 24 (9.20%) Finance
3 6 (2.30%) Retail
4 5 (1.92%) Law
5 3 (1.15%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) Front Office
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.92%) Node.js
2 21 (8.05%) React
3 20 (7.66%) Spring
4 17 (6.51%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (6.51%) Kafka
5 13 (4.98%) Web Services
6 5 (1.92%) LAMP
7 4 (1.53%) Software Packaging
8 3 (1.15%) .NET
8 3 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.15%) REST
8 3 (1.15%) Sensu
8 3 (1.15%) Velocity
9 2 (0.77%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (0.38%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.38%) hapi
10 1 (0.38%) Keycloak
10 1 (0.38%) Middleware
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (22.61%) iPad
2 27 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (8.05%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.30%) Fintech
5 4 (1.53%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.77%) NHS
7 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.38%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.38%) PKI
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (33.33%) Linux
2 20 (7.66%) CentOS
2 20 (7.66%) Unix
3 11 (4.21%) Windows
4 9 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 8 (3.07%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.77%) Mesosphere
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Debian
7 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (95.79%) DevOps
2 111 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (25.67%) E-Commerce
4 55 (21.07%) Scrum
5 53 (20.31%) Configuration Management
6 50 (19.16%) TDD
7 43 (16.48%) BDD
7 43 (16.48%) Microservices
8 34 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (10.34%) Open Source
10 21 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (7.66%) SOA
12 18 (6.90%) Mentoring
13 17 (6.51%) Migration
14 14 (5.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 13 (4.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 11 (4.21%) Software Engineering
17 10 (3.83%) Software Delivery
18 9 (3.45%) Continuous Deployment
19 7 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 117 (44.83%) Python
2 75 (28.74%) Groovy
3 67 (25.67%) Java
4 51 (19.54%) Ruby
5 50 (19.16%) Bash Shell
6 18 (6.90%) Go
7 14 (5.36%) Scala
8 12 (4.60%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.60%) SQL
9 10 (3.83%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.68%) Perl
12 4 (1.53%) PHP
13 2 (0.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (4.60%) SC Cleared
1 12 (4.60%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.77%) Degree
3 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.38%) GDPR
1 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 202 (77.39%) Docker
2 5 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.92%) Xen
3 3 (1.15%) KVM
3 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.38%) NFS
5 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 261 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 142 (54.41%) Ansible
3 113 (43.30%) Terraform
4 61 (23.37%) Puppet
5 52 (19.92%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (11.88%) Consul
6 31 (11.88%) Mesos
7 9 (3.45%) Kibana
8 8 (3.07%) logstash
8 8 (3.07%) Packer
8 8 (3.07%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (2.68%) Grafana
9 7 (2.68%) Rancher
10 6 (2.30%) Nagios
11 4 (1.53%) Salt
12 3 (1.15%) FreeIPA
12 3 (1.15%) Uchiwa
13 2 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.77%) Oozie
Vendors
1 40 (15.33%) IBM
2 15 (5.75%) Google
3 13 (4.98%) Splunk
4 12 (4.60%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.07%) VMware
6 5 (1.92%) AppDynamics
6 5 (1.92%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.92%) Dynatrace
6 5 (1.92%) RedGate
7 4 (1.53%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.53%) Hortonworks
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle
7 4 (1.53%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.15%) Black Duck
8 3 (1.15%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.77%) MapR
10 1 (0.38%) EMC
10 1 (0.38%) New Relic
10 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow