Period
to 23 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Kubernetes Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 567 636 769
Rank change year-on-year +69 +133 +93
Contract jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 269 257 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.25% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 160 51
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £425 £475 £475
90th Percentile £725 £701 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £513 £488
% change year-on-year +7.26% +5.18% -
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 86,046 95,602 85,681
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.85% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,654 62,757 55,600
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £633 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,757 2,997 2,880
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.16 £10.78 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -7.69%

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 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Top 13 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 23 May 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
England +56 259 £575 - 73
London +80 198 £600 - 51
UK excluding London +1 71 £550 +7.26% 22
South East +35 24 £550 - 5
North of England -1 18 £494 -17.71% 12
South West -27 16 £625 +25.00% 1
Scotland +17 10 £525 -22.22%
North West +11 10 £538 -10.42% 8
Yorkshire +6 5 £425 -15.00% 4
North East +9 3 £500 +17.65%
East Midlands +13 2 £538 +13.16% 2
East of England +12 2 £650 +23.81%
Midlands +5 2 £538 +13.16% 4

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 269 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 242 (89.96%) DevOps
3 192 (71.38%) Docker
4 145 (53.90%) Amazon AWS
5 116 (43.12%) Terraform
6 109 (40.52%) Ansible
7 107 (39.78%) Jenkins
8 94 (34.94%) Python
9 91 (33.83%) Linux
10 86 (31.97%) Microsoft Azure
11 79 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (25.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 64 (23.79%) Java
14 62 (23.05%) Puppet
15 56 (20.82%) Finance
16 44 (16.36%) Google
17 40 (14.87%) Open Source
17 40 (14.87%) Opscode Chef
18 39 (14.50%) Git (software)
18 39 (14.50%) E-Commerce
19 38 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (13.01%) Groovy
21 30 (11.15%) OpenShift
22 29 (10.78%) JIRA
22 29 (10.78%) Configuration Management
23 28 (10.41%) Maven
23 28 (10.41%) Continuous Delivery
24 26 (9.67%) Bash Shell
24 26 (9.67%) Gradle
25 25 (9.29%) iPad

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 18 (6.69%) nginx
2 15 (5.58%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.46%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (3.35%) Confluence
6 8 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.86%) Apache
7 5 (1.86%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.49%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 145 (53.90%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (31.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (25.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (11.15%) OpenShift
5 18 (6.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (5.20%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (4.83%) npm
7 13 (4.83%) Serverless
8 12 (4.46%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (4.09%) GitHub
10 10 (3.72%) PaaS
11 8 (2.97%) Amazon S3
11 8 (2.97%) Route 53
12 7 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (2.23%) Slack
14 5 (1.86%) Datadog
14 5 (1.86%) Google App Engine
14 5 (1.86%) Google Compute Engine
14 5 (1.86%) IaaS
14 5 (1.86%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.58%) VPN
2 10 (3.72%) DNS
2 10 (3.72%) Firewall
3 4 (1.49%) DSL
4 3 (1.12%) HTTP
4 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.55%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (4.46%) Big Data
3 10 (3.72%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (3.72%) Hadoop
4 9 (3.35%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.35%) Redis
5 8 (2.97%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.86%) BigQuery
6 5 (1.86%) InfluxDB
6 5 (1.86%) Parquet
6 5 (1.86%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.12%) MySQL
8 3 (1.12%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.37%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 107 (39.78%) Jenkins
2 39 (14.50%) Git (software)
3 29 (10.78%) JIRA
4 28 (10.41%) Maven
5 26 (9.67%) Gradle
6 21 (7.81%) GitLab
7 18 (6.69%) TeamCity
8 17 (6.32%) JUnit
9 14 (5.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (4.83%) gulp
11 12 (4.46%) SonarQube
12 10 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (3.35%) Artifactory
13 9 (3.35%) CircleCI
14 8 (2.97%) Bitbucket
14 8 (2.97%) Jasmine
14 8 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (1.86%) IBM UrbanCode
15 5 (1.86%) Travis CI
16 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 56 (20.82%) Finance
2 21 (7.81%) Banking
3 4 (1.49%) Law
4 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.81%) Kafka
2 15 (5.58%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (5.58%) Web Services
3 14 (5.20%) Node.js
4 6 (2.23%) React Native
4 6 (2.23%) REST
5 5 (1.86%) GraphQL
5 5 (1.86%) gRPC
5 5 (1.86%) Memcached
5 5 (1.86%) Swagger
6 4 (1.49%) .NET
6 4 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (1.49%) WebSockets
7 3 (1.12%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (1.12%) RESTful
7 3 (1.12%) TinkerPop
8 2 (0.74%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.74%) React
8 2 (0.74%) Velocity
8 2 (0.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.29%) iPad
2 14 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.46%) Fintech
4 6 (2.23%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.86%) Wiki
6 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.12%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.37%) Blog
8 1 (0.37%) Derivative
8 1 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 91 (33.83%) Linux
2 17 (6.32%) Windows
3 11 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.35%) Unix
5 6 (2.23%) Android
6 5 (1.86%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.74%) CentOS
7 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (89.96%) DevOps
2 79 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (14.87%) Open Source
4 39 (14.50%) E-Commerce
5 38 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (10.78%) Configuration Management
7 28 (10.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (8.92%) Infrastructure as Code
9 20 (7.43%) Microservices
10 18 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (6.32%) Scrum
12 16 (5.95%) Migration
13 15 (5.58%) Software Engineering
14 13 (4.83%) Mentoring
14 13 (4.83%) OWASP
15 12 (4.46%) Deployment Automation
16 11 (4.09%) Infrastructure Automation
16 11 (4.09%) Kanban
16 11 (4.09%) Machine Learning
17 10 (3.72%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 94 (34.94%) Python
2 64 (23.79%) Java
3 35 (13.01%) Groovy
4 26 (9.67%) Bash Shell
5 25 (9.29%) SQL
6 23 (8.55%) Ruby
7 21 (7.81%) Go
7 21 (7.81%) JavaScript
8 16 (5.95%) Scala
9 14 (5.20%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.35%) C#
10 9 (3.35%) C++
11 8 (2.97%) Perl
12 5 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.12%) PHP
14 2 (0.74%) Java 8
15 1 (0.37%) Clojure
15 1 (0.37%) Haskell
15 1 (0.37%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.37%) Rust
Qualifications
1 18 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (0.74%) CCSP
3 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.74%) CISM
3 2 (0.74%) CISSP
3 2 (0.74%) Degree
4 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) OSCP
System Software
1 192 (71.38%) Docker
2 14 (5.20%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.49%) NFS
4 3 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.74%) Ceph
5 2 (0.74%) Xen
6 1 (0.37%) LXC
6 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.37%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.37%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 269 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 116 (43.12%) Terraform
3 109 (40.52%) Ansible
4 62 (23.05%) Puppet
5 40 (14.87%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (5.20%) Grafana
7 12 (4.46%) Prometheus
8 10 (3.72%) Kibana
9 8 (2.97%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (2.97%) Istio
10 6 (2.23%) Consul
10 6 (2.23%) Graphite
10 6 (2.23%) logstash
10 6 (2.23%) Mesos
10 6 (2.23%) Sysdig
10 6 (2.23%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.49%) Knative
11 4 (1.49%) Marathon
12 2 (0.74%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 44 (16.36%) Google
2 11 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.35%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.97%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.60%) SaltStack
6 6 (2.23%) New Relic
7 5 (1.86%) Black Duck
7 5 (1.86%) IBM
7 5 (1.86%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.49%) Oracle
8 4 (1.49%) Splunk
8 4 (1.49%) VMware
9 1 (0.37%) Apple
9 1 (0.37%) Facebook
9 1 (0.37%) Veracode