Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 440 843
Rank change year-on-year +224 +403 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1187 559 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 0.52% 0.035%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.86% 4.73% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 389 38
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £418 £400 £410
90th Percentile £656 £638 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -11.36% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 10934 11829 9603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.04% 11.08% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7260 7556 5903
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +6.45% +4.73% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 268 340
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -32.69% +28.81% +0.93%

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 26 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
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 Kubernetes within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 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 +197 1139 £525 - 100
London +116 884 £550 +4.76% 72
UK excluding London +213 293 £488 -11.36% 31
South East +79 101 £484 +17.33% 9
Midlands +67 53 £550 - 4
North of England +73 45 £525 -4.55% 8
Scotland +52 38 £450 - 2
South West +26 37 £425 +25.93% 1
West Midlands +67 35 £550 - 1
North West +47 26 £535 +4.39% 6
Yorkshire +19 21 £513 -10.87% 2
East Midlands +3 17 £500 -9.09% 3
East of England +10 13 £550 +46.67% 6
Northern Ireland - 6 £375 - 1
North East - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1072 (90.31%) Docker
2 817 (68.83%) DevOps
3 663 (55.86%) Linux
4 612 (51.56%) Amazon AWS
5 538 (45.32%) Ansible
6 510 (42.97%) Java
7 488 (41.11%) Jenkins
8 480 (40.44%) Python
8 480 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
9 414 (34.88%) Puppet
10 376 (31.68%) Microservices
11 350 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
12 318 (26.79%) Terraform
13 285 (24.01%) Git (software)
14 275 (23.17%) Configuration Management
15 266 (22.41%) Bash Shell
16 240 (20.22%) Security Cleared
17 225 (18.96%) PostgreSQL
18 222 (18.70%) TDD
19 213 (17.94%) Opscode Chef
20 210 (17.69%) Ruby
21 209 (17.61%) SC Cleared
22 202 (17.02%) Node.js
23 201 (16.93%) Spring
24 192 (16.18%) REST
25 189 (15.92%) Scrum
26 184 (15.50%) Open Source
27 176 (14.83%) JIRA
28 175 (14.74%) BDD
29 163 (13.73%) Hadoop

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
1 160 (13.48%) Confluence
2 108 (9.10%) Elasticsearch
3 95 (8.00%) Apache Spark
4 90 (7.58%) Apache
5 88 (7.41%) Tomcat
6 82 (6.91%) nginx
7 65 (5.48%) OpenStack
8 51 (4.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 46 (3.88%) Apache Solr
10 20 (1.68%) JBoss
11 9 (0.76%) IIS
12 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.25%) Hubot
14 2 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.17%) WordPress
15 1 (0.084%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.084%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.084%) Jupyter
15 1 (0.084%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (1.68%) HipChat
2 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 612 (51.56%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (13.06%) OpenShift
3 146 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 114 (9.60%) GitHub
5 83 (6.99%) PaaS
6 82 (6.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 80 (6.74%) Amazon EC2
8 78 (6.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 56 (4.72%) Amazon S3
10 46 (3.88%) SaaS
11 41 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 35 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
13 34 (2.86%) IaaS
14 25 (2.11%) Heroku
15 24 (2.02%) IBM Cloud
15 24 (2.02%) Route 53
16 23 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
18 20 (1.68%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 93 (7.83%) HTTP
2 81 (6.82%) DNS
3 57 (4.80%) TCP/IP
4 54 (4.55%) Firewall
5 48 (4.04%) Kerberos
6 33 (2.78%) SSL
7 25 (2.11%) VPN
7 25 (2.11%) WAN
8 24 (2.02%) LAN
9 23 (1.94%) Internet
9 23 (1.94%) OpenLDAP
10 20 (1.68%) LDAP
11 19 (1.60%) OpenVPN
11 19 (1.60%) SSH
12 14 (1.18%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.76%) DHCP
14 5 (0.42%) SMTP
15 4 (0.34%) BGP
15 4 (0.34%) SAN
15 4 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (18.96%) PostgreSQL
2 163 (13.73%) Hadoop
3 162 (13.65%) NoSQL
4 146 (12.30%) MySQL
5 121 (10.19%) MongoDB
6 114 (9.60%) Big Data
7 98 (8.26%) HBase
8 93 (7.83%) Relational Database
9 72 (6.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 70 (5.90%) RDBMS
11 47 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
12 39 (3.29%) SQL Server
13 28 (2.36%) Redis
14 23 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (1.85%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.43%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.43%) Sqoop
17 16 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
18 13 (1.10%) IBM InfoSphere
19 11 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 488 (41.11%) Jenkins
2 285 (24.01%) Git (software)
3 176 (14.83%) JIRA
4 120 (10.11%) Maven
5 97 (8.17%) GitLab
6 92 (7.75%) Artifactory
7 86 (7.25%) Cucumber
7 86 (7.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 64 (5.39%) Bitbucket
9 58 (4.89%) TeamCity
10 55 (4.63%) IntelliJ
11 46 (3.88%) JUnit
12 44 (3.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 41 (3.45%) Vagrant
14 33 (2.78%) SonarQube
15 28 (2.36%) Ant
15 28 (2.36%) Gradle
16 25 (2.11%) Selenium
17 24 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
18 21 (1.77%) Travis CI
General
1 154 (12.97%) Finance
2 53 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.88%) Marketing
4 45 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 44 (3.71%) Electronics
6 43 (3.62%) Banking
7 18 (1.52%) Front Office
7 18 (1.52%) Games
8 16 (1.35%) Billing
9 13 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.01%) Publishing
11 11 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.59%) Retail
13 5 (0.42%) Law
14 2 (0.17%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.17%) Legal
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.084%) Advertising
15 1 (0.084%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 513 (43.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 275 (23.17%) Developer
3 185 (15.59%) AWS DevOps
4 178 (15.00%) AWS Engineer
5 143 (12.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 134 (11.29%) Java Developer
7 101 (8.51%) Architect
8 83 (6.99%) Senior DevOps
9 78 (6.57%) Linux Engineer
10 71 (5.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 71 (5.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 63 (5.31%) Consultant
11 63 (5.31%) Senior Developer
12 61 (5.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 49 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
14 46 (3.88%) DevOps Consultant
15 40 (3.37%) Java Engineer
16 36 (3.03%) Data Engineer
17 35 (2.95%) Full Stack Developer
18 34 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (17.02%) Node.js
2 201 (16.93%) Spring
3 192 (16.18%) REST
4 162 (13.65%) Spring Boot
5 148 (12.47%) Web Services
6 138 (11.63%) Elastic Stack
7 122 (10.28%) Kafka
8 105 (8.85%) RESTful
9 102 (8.59%) Apache Camel
10 66 (5.56%) CSS
11 65 (5.48%) AngularJS
12 62 (5.22%) React
13 61 (5.14%) HTML
14 58 (4.89%) RabbitMQ
15 50 (4.21%) Sensu
16 45 (3.79%) Drools
17 38 (3.20%) Middleware
18 34 (2.86%) HTML5
19 31 (2.61%) .NET
19 31 (2.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (4.80%) Algorithms
3 47 (3.96%) Fintech
4 46 (3.88%) Public Cloud
5 36 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (2.36%) Private Cloud
7 26 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (1.68%) Cloud Native
9 19 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.43%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.10%) Clustering
11 13 (1.10%) Data Centre
12 12 (1.01%) Video on Demand
13 11 (0.93%) Blog
14 8 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (0.67%) PKI
15 7 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
16 6 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 663 (55.86%) Linux
2 149 (12.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 126 (10.61%) Unix
4 116 (9.77%) CentOS
5 80 (6.74%) Windows
6 67 (5.64%) CoreOS
7 41 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 21 (1.77%) Solaris
9 10 (0.84%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.51%) VMS
12 3 (0.25%) AIX
12 3 (0.25%) Debian
12 3 (0.25%) RancherOS
13 2 (0.17%) VyOS
14 1 (0.084%) Android
14 1 (0.084%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.084%) Fedora
14 1 (0.084%) Gentoo
14 1 (0.084%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 817 (68.83%) DevOps
2 480 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (31.68%) Microservices
4 350 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
5 275 (23.17%) Configuration Management
6 222 (18.70%) TDD
7 189 (15.92%) Scrum
8 184 (15.50%) Open Source
9 175 (14.74%) BDD
10 126 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
11 110 (9.27%) Test Automation
12 88 (7.41%) Software Engineering
13 78 (6.57%) Load Balancing
14 66 (5.56%) E-Commerce
15 65 (5.48%) Continuous Deployment
16 61 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
17 59 (4.97%) Migration
18 58 (4.89%) Kanban
19 57 (4.80%) User Stories
20 54 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 510 (42.97%) Java
2 480 (40.44%) Python
3 266 (22.41%) Bash Shell
4 210 (17.69%) Ruby
5 129 (10.87%) Go
6 124 (10.45%) JavaScript
7 84 (7.08%) Perl
8 79 (6.66%) Scala
9 78 (6.57%) SQL
10 61 (5.14%) Groovy
11 46 (3.88%) PHP
12 36 (3.03%) Shell Script
13 25 (2.11%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.85%) C#
15 13 (1.10%) Bourne shell
15 13 (1.10%) Korn
16 12 (1.01%) C
17 10 (0.84%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.76%) Clojure
18 9 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 240 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 209 (17.61%) SC Cleared
3 23 (1.94%) AWS Certification
4 17 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.18%) Degree
6 8 (0.67%) DBS Check
6 8 (0.67%) RHCA
6 8 (0.67%) RHCE
7 5 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.42%) OCP
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.084%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.95%) QA
2 15 (1.26%) GCP
3 12 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.84%) SLA
5 7 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.084%) EMIR
7 1 (0.084%) MiFID
7 1 (0.084%) SEPA
System Software
1 1072 (90.31%) Docker
2 68 (5.73%) HDFS
3 44 (3.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 38 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (2.95%) etcd
5 35 (2.95%) flannel
6 32 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (1.94%) Active Directory
8 22 (1.85%) Squid
9 21 (1.77%) Xen
10 20 (1.68%) Gluster
11 19 (1.60%) vCloud
12 18 (1.52%) Postfix
13 17 (1.43%) Apache Flume
14 15 (1.26%) KVM
15 14 (1.18%) LXC
15 14 (1.18%) VMware NSX
16 11 (0.93%) Ceph
16 11 (0.93%) GlusterFS
16 11 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 538 (45.32%) Ansible
2 414 (34.88%) Puppet
3 318 (26.79%) Terraform
4 213 (17.94%) Opscode Chef
5 124 (10.45%) logstash
6 91 (7.67%) Kibana
7 82 (6.91%) Mesos
8 67 (5.64%) Rancher
9 65 (5.48%) Prometheus
10 62 (5.22%) Grafana
11 57 (4.80%) Docker Swarm
12 50 (4.21%) Consul
13 47 (3.96%) Packer
14 44 (3.71%) Nagios
15 41 (3.45%) Sysdig
15 41 (3.45%) ZABBIX
16 39 (3.29%) HAProxy
17 27 (2.27%) Graphite
18 26 (2.19%) Ambari
19 25 (2.11%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 123 (10.36%) Red Hat
2 99 (8.34%) VMware
3 98 (8.26%) Google
4 85 (7.16%) Oracle
5 57 (4.80%) Splunk
6 45 (3.79%) SAP
7 44 (3.71%) Atlassian
8 28 (2.36%) IBM
9 27 (2.27%) Microsoft
10 26 (2.19%) New Relic
11 25 (2.11%) AppDynamics
11 25 (2.11%) SaltStack
12 24 (2.02%) Tableau
13 21 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.68%) Sonatype
15 11 (0.93%) Apigee
15 11 (0.93%) Hortonworks
15 11 (0.93%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.93%) TIBCO
16 10 (0.84%) Facebook