Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 November 2017 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 397 831
Rank change year-on-year +194 +434 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1297 625 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 0.59% 0.054%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.15% 5.34% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 419 60
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £400 £419
90th Percentile £660 £625 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11635 11702 9817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.04% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7869 7483 5990
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 269 335
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +12.98% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.96 £12.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.50 £19.27
% change year-on-year -31.91% +21.98% -3.96%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +175 1247 £538 +2.38% 154
London +96 954 £550 +4.76% 88
UK excluding London +209 332 £475 - 70
South East +65 107 £484 +17.33% 8
North of England +92 71 £500 - 33
South West +30 46 £420 +24.44% 6
North West +54 40 £530 +11.58% 23
Midlands +52 37 £550 +4.76% 4
Scotland - 35 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +31 32 £500 -9.09% 10
West Midlands +47 31 £550 - 1
East of England +5 28 £525 +40.00% 15
Northern Ireland - 9 £375 - 1
East Midlands +2 4 £425 -22.73% 3
Wales +10 3 £425 -19.05% 2
North East +68 2 £406 -4.41%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 1154 (88.97%) Docker
2 836 (64.46%) DevOps
3 699 (53.89%) Amazon AWS
4 675 (52.04%) Linux
5 575 (44.33%) Java
6 543 (41.87%) Jenkins
7 541 (41.71%) Ansible
8 524 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
9 516 (39.78%) Python
10 388 (29.92%) Continuous Integration
11 386 (29.76%) Puppet
12 380 (29.30%) Terraform
13 373 (28.76%) Microservices
14 292 (22.51%) Git (software)
15 266 (20.51%) TDD
16 254 (19.58%) PostgreSQL
17 253 (19.51%) Bash Shell
18 252 (19.43%) Security Cleared
19 245 (18.89%) Configuration Management
20 232 (17.89%) Ruby
21 225 (17.35%) Opscode Chef
22 214 (16.50%) Spring
22 214 (16.50%) REST
23 209 (16.11%) NoSQL
23 209 (16.11%) JIRA
24 207 (15.96%) SC Cleared
25 203 (15.65%) Scrum
26 200 (15.42%) Node.js
27 192 (14.80%) BDD
28 188 (14.49%) Confluence

Kubernetes
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
1 188 (14.49%) Confluence
2 101 (7.79%) Apache Spark
3 97 (7.48%) Tomcat
4 96 (7.40%) Apache
4 96 (7.40%) nginx
5 93 (7.17%) Elasticsearch
6 77 (5.94%) Cloud Foundry
7 62 (4.78%) OpenStack
8 53 (4.09%) Apache Solr
9 19 (1.46%) JBoss
10 11 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.62%) IIS
11 8 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.23%) Anypoint
14 3 (0.23%) CloudStack
14 3 (0.23%) Hubot
15 2 (0.15%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.15%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 22 (1.70%) HipChat
2 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 699 (53.89%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (10.33%) GitHub
4 132 (10.18%) OpenShift
5 96 (7.40%) Amazon EC2
6 92 (7.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 85 (6.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 78 (6.01%) PaaS
9 75 (5.78%) Amazon S3
10 67 (5.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 45 (3.47%) Serverless
12 42 (3.24%) IaaS
13 40 (3.08%) SaaS
14 37 (2.85%) AWS Lambda
15 36 (2.78%) Route 53
16 29 (2.24%) IBM Cloud
17 25 (1.93%) Bluemix
17 25 (1.93%) Heroku
18 24 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
19 20 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 88 (6.78%) HTTP
2 70 (5.40%) DNS
3 69 (5.32%) TCP/IP
4 62 (4.78%) Kerberos
5 51 (3.93%) Firewall
6 44 (3.39%) SSL
7 28 (2.16%) Internet
8 26 (2.00%) VPN
9 19 (1.46%) LAN
9 19 (1.46%) Network Security
10 18 (1.39%) OpenLDAP
11 17 (1.31%) WAN
12 16 (1.23%) OpenVPN
12 16 (1.23%) SSH
13 11 (0.85%) LDAP
14 8 (0.62%) DHCP
15 6 (0.46%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.46%) SAN
15 6 (0.46%) Software-Defined Networking
16 5 (0.39%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (19.58%) PostgreSQL
2 209 (16.11%) NoSQL
3 177 (13.65%) Hadoop
4 144 (11.10%) Big Data
5 139 (10.72%) MySQL
6 134 (10.33%) MongoDB
7 107 (8.25%) HBase
8 103 (7.94%) Relational Database
9 80 (6.17%) RDBMS
10 71 (5.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 56 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
12 45 (3.47%) Redis
13 37 (2.85%) SQL Server
14 29 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (1.93%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.85%) Apache Hive
17 20 (1.54%) Sqoop
18 15 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
19 14 (1.08%) DB2
20 13 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 543 (41.87%) Jenkins
2 292 (22.51%) Git (software)
3 209 (16.11%) JIRA
4 138 (10.64%) Maven
5 111 (8.56%) Cucumber
6 101 (7.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 91 (7.02%) GitLab
8 74 (5.71%) Bitbucket
9 71 (5.47%) Artifactory
10 66 (5.09%) TeamCity
11 62 (4.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 58 (4.47%) IntelliJ
13 47 (3.62%) JUnit
14 43 (3.32%) SonarQube
14 43 (3.32%) Vagrant
15 41 (3.16%) Gradle
16 31 (2.39%) Selenium
17 25 (1.93%) Travis CI
18 23 (1.77%) Ant
19 20 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 171 (13.18%) Finance
2 55 (4.24%) Banking
3 51 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 44 (3.39%) Marketing
5 42 (3.24%) Manufacturing
6 41 (3.16%) Electronics
7 28 (2.16%) Retail
8 19 (1.46%) Front Office
9 17 (1.31%) Games
9 17 (1.31%) Publishing
10 16 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.85%) Billing
13 9 (0.69%) Law
14 5 (0.39%) Advertising
15 3 (0.23%) Legal
15 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.077%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 530 (40.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 345 (26.60%) Developer
3 214 (16.50%) AWS DevOps
4 209 (16.11%) AWS Engineer
5 165 (12.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 160 (12.34%) Java Developer
7 86 (6.63%) Linux Engineer
7 86 (6.63%) Senior DevOps
8 81 (6.25%) Architect
9 77 (5.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 76 (5.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 68 (5.24%) Consultant
12 65 (5.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 60 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
14 58 (4.47%) Full Stack Developer
14 58 (4.47%) Senior Developer
15 44 (3.39%) Java Engineer
16 42 (3.24%) Data Engineer
17 41 (3.16%) DevOps Consultant
18 37 (2.85%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (16.50%) REST
1 214 (16.50%) Spring
2 200 (15.42%) Node.js
3 186 (14.34%) Web Services
4 172 (13.26%) Spring Boot
5 128 (9.87%) Elastic Stack
6 126 (9.71%) Kafka
7 110 (8.48%) Apache Camel
8 109 (8.40%) RESTful
9 84 (6.48%) React
10 69 (5.32%) CSS
11 68 (5.24%) HTML
12 65 (5.01%) AngularJS
13 49 (3.78%) Drools
14 44 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
15 41 (3.16%) .NET
16 40 (3.08%) JSON
17 39 (3.01%) HTML5
18 35 (2.70%) Middleware
19 31 (2.39%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.01%) Greenfield Project
2 64 (4.93%) Algorithms
2 64 (4.93%) Fintech
3 58 (4.47%) Public Cloud
4 51 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 27 (2.08%) Cloud Native
7 23 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (1.62%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 17 (1.31%) Clustering
10 17 (1.31%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.00%) iPad
13 12 (0.93%) Blog
14 7 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.54%) OTC Derivatives
15 6 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 675 (52.04%) Linux
2 153 (11.80%) Unix
3 118 (9.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 101 (7.79%) CentOS
5 69 (5.32%) Windows
6 60 (4.63%) CoreOS
7 38 (2.93%) Ubuntu
8 24 (1.85%) Solaris
9 11 (0.85%) DC/OS
10 10 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.62%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.54%) Debian
13 4 (0.31%) AIX
13 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.31%) VMS
14 3 (0.23%) Android
14 3 (0.23%) RancherOS
15 2 (0.15%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.15%) VyOS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 836 (64.46%) DevOps
2 524 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
3 388 (29.92%) Continuous Integration
4 373 (28.76%) Microservices
5 266 (20.51%) TDD
6 245 (18.89%) Configuration Management
7 203 (15.65%) Scrum
8 192 (14.80%) BDD
9 164 (12.64%) Open Source
10 141 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
11 140 (10.79%) Test Automation
12 94 (7.25%) Software Engineering
13 89 (6.86%) Load Balancing
14 77 (5.94%) Mentoring
15 72 (5.55%) E-Commerce
16 69 (5.32%) Migration
17 60 (4.63%) Kanban
18 58 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
19 56 (4.32%) Continuous Deployment
20 54 (4.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 575 (44.33%) Java
2 516 (39.78%) Python
3 253 (19.51%) Bash Shell
4 232 (17.89%) Ruby
5 185 (14.26%) JavaScript
6 137 (10.56%) Go
7 89 (6.86%) Groovy
8 82 (6.32%) SQL
9 77 (5.94%) Scala
10 68 (5.24%) Perl
11 51 (3.93%) PHP
12 47 (3.62%) Shell Script
13 42 (3.24%) C#
14 21 (1.62%) C++
15 19 (1.46%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.31%) C
17 16 (1.23%) R
18 13 (1.00%) Bourne shell
18 13 (1.00%) ES6
18 13 (1.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 252 (19.43%) Security Cleared
2 207 (15.96%) SC Cleared
3 24 (1.85%) AWS Certification
4 14 (1.08%) DBS Check
4 14 (1.08%) Degree
5 13 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
7 9 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.62%) RHCE
9 7 (0.54%) RHCA
10 3 (0.23%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.077%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.077%) PMP
11 1 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.55%) QA
2 28 (2.16%) GCP
3 11 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.77%) SLA
5 8 (0.62%) GDPR
6 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.077%) PSD2
8 1 (0.077%) SEPA
System Software
1 1154 (88.97%) Docker
2 74 (5.71%) HDFS
3 41 (3.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 27 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (2.00%) flannel
6 24 (1.85%) Apache Flume
6 24 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (1.54%) etcd
7 20 (1.54%) Gluster
8 17 (1.31%) Active Directory
9 16 (1.23%) Squid
9 16 (1.23%) vCloud
10 15 (1.16%) Postfix
11 13 (1.00%) LXC
12 12 (0.93%) Xen
13 10 (0.77%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.62%) Hyper-V
14 8 (0.62%) oVirt
14 8 (0.62%) RHEV
14 8 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 541 (41.71%) Ansible
2 386 (29.76%) Puppet
3 380 (29.30%) Terraform
4 225 (17.35%) Opscode Chef
5 122 (9.41%) logstash
6 98 (7.56%) Mesos
7 88 (6.78%) Kibana
8 73 (5.63%) Prometheus
9 69 (5.32%) Docker Swarm
10 63 (4.86%) Rancher
11 62 (4.78%) Packer
12 61 (4.70%) Grafana
13 51 (3.93%) Consul
14 33 (2.54%) Sysdig
15 32 (2.47%) Nagios
16 31 (2.39%) HAProxy
16 31 (2.39%) ZABBIX
17 30 (2.31%) Ambari
18 26 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
19 20 (1.54%) Graphite
Vendors
1 105 (8.10%) Red Hat
2 100 (7.71%) Google
3 83 (6.40%) VMware
4 79 (6.09%) Oracle
5 72 (5.55%) Splunk
6 45 (3.47%) Atlassian
7 42 (3.24%) SAP
8 31 (2.39%) IBM
9 30 (2.31%) AppDynamics
10 29 (2.24%) New Relic
11 26 (2.00%) Microsoft
11 26 (2.00%) Tableau
12 22 (1.70%) SaltStack
13 20 (1.54%) Hortonworks
14 19 (1.46%) Sonatype
15 15 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (0.93%) TIBCO
17 11 (0.85%) MuleSoft
18 9 (0.69%) Facebook
19 8 (0.62%) Apigee