Period
to 17 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 396 770
Rank change year-on-year +203 +374 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 1,405 577 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 0.59% 0.096%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.24% 5.54% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,036 386 100
UK median daily rate £535 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +2.44% -
10th Percentile £413 £405 £425
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £475 £506
% change year-on-year +1.89% -6.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 11,482 10,424 9,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.45% 10.71% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,832 6,645 5,545
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £234
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 244 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £47.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.97% -2.63% -7.32%

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 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 January 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 +178 1,331 £538 +2.38% 365
London +121 1,025 £550 - 220
UK excluding London +222 365 £484 +1.89% 157
South East +33 95 £484 +13.88% 37
North of England +70 74 £500 - 51
South West +52 56 £475 +11.76% 25
East of England +19 45 £500 +33.33% 23
Scotland - 45 £450 - 8
North West +44 41 £500 +5.26% 31
Midlands +29 37 £475 -5.00% 9
Yorkshire +13 32 £500 - 20
West Midlands +20 25 £475 -13.64% 3
East Midlands +9 12 £475 - 6
Wales +13 9 £400 -23.81% 2
Northern Ireland - 9 £375 - 2
North East +54 2 £406 -4.41%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 1,250 (88.97%) Docker
2 936 (66.62%) DevOps
3 785 (55.87%) Amazon AWS
4 655 (46.62%) Linux
5 619 (44.06%) Java
6 588 (41.85%) Jenkins
7 587 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
8 580 (41.28%) Ansible
9 569 (40.50%) Python
10 447 (31.81%) Terraform
11 421 (29.96%) Puppet
12 417 (29.68%) Continuous Integration
13 321 (22.85%) Git (software)
14 318 (22.63%) Microservices
15 303 (21.57%) Bash Shell
16 293 (20.85%) Ruby
17 266 (18.93%) Security Cleared
18 253 (18.01%) Opscode Chef
19 234 (16.65%) TDD
20 230 (16.37%) PostgreSQL
21 229 (16.30%) Web Services
22 226 (16.09%) JavaScript
23 222 (15.80%) Configuration Management
24 210 (14.95%) SC Cleared
25 208 (14.80%) NoSQL
26 207 (14.73%) Node.js
27 195 (13.88%) Finance
28 191 (13.59%) JIRA
29 184 (13.10%) REST
30 183 (13.02%) Scrum

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
1 164 (11.67%) Confluence
2 116 (8.26%) Tomcat
3 102 (7.26%) Elasticsearch
3 102 (7.26%) nginx
4 97 (6.90%) Apache
5 94 (6.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 82 (5.84%) Apache Spark
7 79 (5.62%) OpenStack
8 28 (1.99%) Apache Solr
9 21 (1.49%) JBoss
10 18 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.64%) CloudStack
12 9 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.50%) Mule
13 7 (0.50%) Mule ESB
14 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.21%) Anypoint
16 3 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (1.42%) HipChat
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 785 (55.87%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (8.68%) OpenShift
4 108 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 106 (7.54%) Amazon EC2
6 103 (7.33%) GitHub
7 91 (6.48%) Amazon S3
8 86 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 78 (5.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 71 (5.05%) PaaS
11 59 (4.20%) Serverless
12 48 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
13 36 (2.56%) IaaS
14 35 (2.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 33 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
16 31 (2.21%) SaaS
17 30 (2.14%) Route 53
18 28 (1.99%) IBM Cloud
19 27 (1.92%) Bluemix
20 23 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.55%) HTTP
2 73 (5.20%) TCP/IP
3 64 (4.56%) DNS
4 62 (4.41%) Firewall
5 41 (2.92%) SSL
6 38 (2.70%) VPN
7 37 (2.63%) Kerberos
8 28 (1.99%) Internet
9 27 (1.92%) OpenLDAP
10 20 (1.42%) Network Security
10 20 (1.42%) SSH
11 19 (1.35%) OpenVPN
12 14 (1.00%) LAN
12 14 (1.00%) LDAP
13 12 (0.85%) WAN
14 8 (0.57%) DHCP
14 8 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
15 7 (0.50%) FTP
15 7 (0.50%) SAN
16 5 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (16.37%) PostgreSQL
2 208 (14.80%) NoSQL
3 149 (10.60%) Hadoop
3 149 (10.60%) MongoDB
4 123 (8.75%) Big Data
5 119 (8.47%) MySQL
6 90 (6.41%) Relational Database
7 67 (4.77%) Amazon RDS
8 66 (4.70%) RDBMS
9 65 (4.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 60 (4.27%) Redis
11 58 (4.13%) HBase
12 36 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 36 (2.56%) SQL Server
13 28 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 25 (1.78%) Apache Hive
15 20 (1.42%) Sqoop
16 18 (1.28%) Neo4j
17 16 (1.14%) DB2
18 14 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 588 (41.85%) Jenkins
2 321 (22.85%) Git (software)
3 191 (13.59%) JIRA
4 153 (10.89%) Maven
5 121 (8.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 91 (6.48%) Bitbucket
7 81 (5.77%) Cucumber
8 77 (5.48%) TeamCity
9 70 (4.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 68 (4.84%) Artifactory
11 65 (4.63%) GitLab
12 54 (3.84%) Gradle
13 48 (3.42%) SonarQube
14 46 (3.27%) JUnit
15 43 (3.06%) Selenium
16 36 (2.56%) Vagrant
17 33 (2.35%) Liquibase
18 31 (2.21%) IntelliJ
19 29 (2.06%) Ant
20 27 (1.92%) Gerrit
General
1 195 (13.88%) Finance
2 74 (5.27%) Banking
3 47 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.63%) Retail
5 35 (2.49%) Marketing
6 33 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.21%) Electronics
8 19 (1.35%) Publishing
9 17 (1.21%) Front Office
10 16 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.78%) Games
12 10 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.71%) Law
13 5 (0.36%) Advertising
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Back Office
15 2 (0.14%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.14%) Legal
15 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 633 (45.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 343 (24.41%) Developer
3 245 (17.44%) AWS DevOps
4 224 (15.94%) AWS Engineer
5 189 (13.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 158 (11.25%) Java Developer
7 92 (6.55%) Senior DevOps
8 86 (6.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 85 (6.05%) Architect
10 84 (5.98%) Consultant
11 69 (4.91%) Linux Engineer
12 65 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
12 65 (4.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 54 (3.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 53 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
14 53 (3.77%) Java Engineer
15 48 (3.42%) DevOps Consultant
16 40 (2.85%) Senior Developer
17 36 (2.56%) Platform Engineer
18 34 (2.42%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (16.30%) Web Services
2 207 (14.73%) Node.js
3 184 (13.10%) REST
4 180 (12.81%) Spring
5 137 (9.75%) Kafka
6 128 (9.11%) Elastic Stack
7 121 (8.61%) Spring Boot
8 113 (8.04%) RESTful
9 104 (7.40%) React
10 66 (4.70%) CSS
11 64 (4.56%) HTML
12 61 (4.34%) AngularJS
13 59 (4.20%) Apache Camel
14 53 (3.77%) .NET
15 45 (3.20%) RabbitMQ
16 37 (2.63%) JSON
17 35 (2.49%) HTML5
18 30 (2.14%) LEMP Stack
19 29 (2.06%) OAuth
19 29 (2.06%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (4.41%) Public Cloud
3 60 (4.27%) Fintech
4 49 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.28%) Algorithms
6 32 (2.28%) iPad
7 31 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 31 (2.21%) Private Cloud
8 30 (2.14%) Data Centre
9 28 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
10 27 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.42%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.64%) Clustering
13 9 (0.64%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.57%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.57%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.57%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 655 (46.62%) Linux
2 173 (12.31%) Unix
3 141 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 131 (9.32%) CentOS
5 61 (4.34%) CoreOS
6 52 (3.70%) Windows
7 34 (2.42%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.00%) DC/OS
9 13 (0.93%) Solaris
10 8 (0.57%) Debian
11 7 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.50%) Windows Server
12 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.36%) AIX
14 4 (0.28%) Android
14 4 (0.28%) VMS
15 3 (0.21%) Mesosphere
15 3 (0.21%) RancherOS
15 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (66.62%) DevOps
2 587 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
3 417 (29.68%) Continuous Integration
4 318 (22.63%) Microservices
5 234 (16.65%) TDD
6 222 (15.80%) Configuration Management
7 183 (13.02%) Scrum
8 157 (11.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 154 (10.96%) Open Source
10 150 (10.68%) BDD
11 147 (10.46%) Test Automation
12 104 (7.40%) Software Engineering
13 97 (6.90%) Load Balancing
14 94 (6.69%) E-Commerce
15 82 (5.84%) Mentoring
16 67 (4.77%) Kanban
16 67 (4.77%) Migration
17 55 (3.91%) Dependency Injection
18 54 (3.84%) OO
19 53 (3.77%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 619 (44.06%) Java
2 569 (40.50%) Python
3 303 (21.57%) Bash Shell
4 293 (20.85%) Ruby
5 226 (16.09%) JavaScript
6 181 (12.88%) Groovy
7 159 (11.32%) Go
8 81 (5.77%) Scala
9 73 (5.20%) SQL
10 71 (5.05%) Perl
11 61 (4.34%) Shell Script
12 57 (4.06%) C#
13 53 (3.77%) C++
14 48 (3.42%) PHP
15 33 (2.35%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.21%) C
17 15 (1.07%) ES6
18 14 (1.00%) R
19 11 (0.78%) Bourne shell
19 11 (0.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 266 (18.93%) Security Cleared
2 210 (14.95%) SC Cleared
3 29 (2.06%) Degree
4 21 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.28%) AWS Certification
6 13 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
7 12 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.85%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.50%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.43%) PhD
11 4 (0.28%) OCP
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.28%) RHCE
12 3 (0.21%) CISA
12 3 (0.21%) CISM
12 3 (0.21%) CISSP
12 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.21%) PMP
13 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.27%) QA
2 41 (2.92%) GCP
3 11 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.57%) GDPR
5 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.21%) SLA
8 2 (0.14%) PSD2
9 1 (0.071%) COBIT
9 1 (0.071%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,250 (88.97%) Docker
2 52 (3.70%) HDFS
3 33 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (1.78%) Squid
6 24 (1.71%) Apache Flume
7 23 (1.64%) flannel
8 20 (1.42%) vCloud
9 19 (1.35%) Postfix
10 17 (1.21%) Active Directory
10 17 (1.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (0.93%) Gluster
12 11 (0.78%) etcd
12 11 (0.78%) Hyper-V
13 10 (0.71%) LXC
13 10 (0.71%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.64%) RHEV
15 8 (0.57%) oVirt
16 5 (0.36%) KVM
16 5 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 580 (41.28%) Ansible
2 447 (31.81%) Terraform
3 421 (29.96%) Puppet
4 253 (18.01%) Opscode Chef
5 135 (9.61%) logstash
6 99 (7.05%) Mesos
7 87 (6.19%) Docker Swarm
8 85 (6.05%) Packer
9 82 (5.84%) Kibana
10 65 (4.63%) Consul
11 64 (4.56%) Prometheus
12 53 (3.77%) Rancher
13 50 (3.56%) ZABBIX
14 48 (3.42%) Grafana
15 40 (2.85%) Nagios
16 37 (2.63%) Sysdig
17 30 (2.14%) Ambari
18 28 (1.99%) HAProxy
19 27 (1.92%) Hadoop YARN
20 20 (1.42%) Oozie
Vendors
1 103 (7.33%) Google
2 98 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 91 (6.48%) Oracle
4 84 (5.98%) VMware
5 76 (5.41%) Splunk
6 60 (4.27%) Atlassian
7 42 (2.99%) AppDynamics
8 33 (2.35%) SAP
9 30 (2.14%) IBM
10 27 (1.92%) SaltStack
11 26 (1.85%) Tableau
12 25 (1.78%) Hortonworks
12 25 (1.78%) New Relic
13 23 (1.64%) Sonatype
14 22 (1.57%) Microsoft
15 12 (0.85%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.57%) Greenplum
17 7 (0.50%) Cisco
17 7 (0.50%) Facebook
18 6 (0.43%) MuleSoft