Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 2019 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 (K8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 165 186
Rank change year-on-year +38 +21 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 80 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.64% 0.53% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.68% 5.12% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 6 5
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -13.64% -
10th Percentile £370 £359 £475
90th Percentile £575 £616 £575
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.33 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +18.33% - -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 631 488 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.94% 10.36% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 290 241
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +41.67%
10th Percentile £276 £231 £275
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.70 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.45% +8.44% -0.14%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.12 £12.80
90th Percentile £28.25 £53.38 £15.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.07% -15.93% -4.76%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the West Midlands

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the West Midlands

Kubernetes
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kubernetes in the West Midlands

Kubernetes
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Shropshire - 37 £513 - 3
Birmingham +12 18 £438 -2.78% 17
Warwickshire +12 10 £500 - 4
Coventry 0 9 £494 +31.67% 3
Solihull - 3 £400 - 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 66 (82.50%) Docker
2 54 (67.50%) DevOps
3 52 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (43.75%) Ansible
6 25 (31.25%) Linux
7 24 (30.00%) Java
8 23 (28.75%) Google
9 21 (26.25%) Jenkins
9 21 (26.25%) Puppet
10 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 19 (23.75%) Terraform
12 17 (21.25%) Microservices
13 16 (20.00%) Configuration Management
14 15 (18.75%) Python
15 14 (17.50%) Splunk
16 13 (16.25%) MongoDB
16 13 (16.25%) Docker Swarm
16 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (15.00%) PowerShell
17 12 (15.00%) JIRA
17 12 (15.00%) Salt
17 12 (15.00%) RESTful
17 12 (15.00%) Cloud Enablement
18 11 (13.75%) Relational Database
18 11 (13.75%) Web Services
19 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
19 10 (12.50%) Ruby
19 10 (12.50%) TDD

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (7.50%) Confluence
2 5 (6.25%) CMS
2 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.00%) Documentum
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.75%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.50%) nginx
5 2 (2.50%) Traefik
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) Drupal
6 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.25%) GitHub
4 7 (8.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.75%) Serverless
7 2 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (2.50%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.50%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.50%) SaaS
8 1 (1.25%) IaaS
8 1 (1.25%) Linode
8 1 (1.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) DHCP
3 1 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.25%) SMS
3 1 (1.25%) SSH
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) MongoDB
2 11 (13.75%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.75%) MySQL
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.50%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.50%) Redis
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (26.25%) Jenkins
2 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (15.00%) JIRA
4 10 (12.50%) Maven
5 9 (11.25%) Selenium
6 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (6.25%) GitLab
7 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.00%) JUnit
8 4 (5.00%) Subversion
8 4 (5.00%) Vagrant
9 3 (3.75%) Moq
9 3 (3.75%) NUnit
9 3 (3.75%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.50%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.25%) gulp
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Automotive
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.50%) Electronics
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (30.00%) Developer
3 13 (16.25%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (12.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) Documentum Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) RESTful
2 11 (13.75%) Web Services
3 10 (12.50%) REST
3 10 (12.50%) Spring
4 9 (11.25%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (11.25%) Spring Boot
5 7 (8.75%) .NET
6 6 (7.50%) HTML
6 6 (7.50%) Node.js
7 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.00%) .NET Core
8 4 (5.00%) JSP
8 4 (5.00%) Middleware
8 4 (5.00%) SOAP
8 4 (5.00%) WDK
8 4 (5.00%) XML
8 4 (5.00%) XSD
9 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.75%) JSON Schema
9 3 (3.75%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 7 (8.75%) Cloud Native
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.50%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Linux
2 7 (8.75%) Windows
3 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.75%) Unix
5 2 (2.50%) CentOS
6 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (67.50%) DevOps
2 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.25%) Microservices
4 16 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.00%) Cloud Enablement
7 10 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 10 (12.50%) Open Source
7 10 (12.50%) TDD
8 9 (11.25%) MVC
8 9 (11.25%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.00%) BDD
9 8 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (10.00%) CQRS
9 8 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (8.75%) Scrum
10 7 (8.75%) SOA
10 7 (8.75%) Workflow
11 6 (7.50%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) Java
2 15 (18.75%) Python
3 12 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.50%) Ruby
5 9 (11.25%) C#
6 8 (10.00%) Perl
7 7 (8.75%) Go
8 6 (7.50%) PHP
9 5 (6.25%) SQL
10 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.25%) C++
12 1 (1.25%) Groovy
12 1 (1.25%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.50%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 66 (82.50%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (43.75%) Ansible
2 21 (26.25%) Puppet
3 19 (23.75%) Terraform
4 13 (16.25%) Docker Swarm
5 12 (15.00%) Salt
6 10 (12.50%) Grafana
7 9 (11.25%) Graphite
8 7 (8.75%) Prometheus
9 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (3.75%) Kibana
11 2 (2.50%) Mesos
11 2 (2.50%) Nagios
11 2 (2.50%) rkt
11 2 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (28.75%) Google
2 14 (17.50%) Splunk
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle
4 4 (5.00%) Pega
5 2 (2.50%) SAP