Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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 (K8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 148 206
Rank change year-on-year -16 +58 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 40 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.76% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.57% 7.43% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 5
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% - -
10th Percentile £371 £506 £475
90th Percentile £605 £666 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 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 609 471 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.98% 10.17% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 294 298
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +11.11% +32.79%
10th Percentile £275 £227 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £14.53 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.92% +3.75% -33.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £25.10 £51.13 £21.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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
Shropshire - 20 £485 - 8
Birmingham -11 7 £450 -18.18% 14
Warwickshire +11 4 £413 - 1
Solihull - 4 £425 - 2
Coventry -15 1 £363 - 4
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 35 (87.50%) Docker
2 30 (75.00%) DevOps
3 25 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (40.00%) Linux
6 15 (37.50%) Ansible
7 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (27.50%) Puppet
9 11 (27.50%) Microservices
10 10 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (25.00%) TDD
10 10 (25.00%) Web Services
11 9 (22.50%) Java
11 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
11 9 (22.50%) MongoDB
11 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
12 8 (20.00%) RESTful
12 8 (20.00%) Ruby
12 8 (20.00%) Google
13 7 (17.50%) Spring
13 7 (17.50%) C#
13 7 (17.50%) GitHub
14 6 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
14 6 (15.00%) Terraform
14 6 (15.00%) Spring Boot
14 6 (15.00%) .NET
14 6 (15.00%) MVC
14 6 (15.00%) Selenium
14 6 (15.00%) Git (software)

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 3 (7.50%) CMS
1 3 (7.50%) nginx
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Drupal
2 2 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.00%) WordPress
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) Documentum
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (17.50%) GitHub
4 4 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (5.00%) IaaS
5 2 (5.00%) Linode
6 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
6 1 (2.50%) Google App Engine
6 1 (2.50%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SSH
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) DHCP
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) SMS
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (7.50%) Big Data
3 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.00%) Redis
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.50%) Bigtable
5 1 (2.50%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.00%) Selenium
3 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.50%) JIRA
4 4 (10.00%) CircleCI
5 3 (7.50%) Moq
5 3 (7.50%) NUnit
5 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
6 2 (5.00%) GitLab
7 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.50%) Gatling
7 1 (2.50%) Grunt
7 1 (2.50%) gulp
7 1 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (2.50%) Sublime Text
7 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Developer
3 11 (27.50%) Architect
4 9 (22.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (17.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 7 (17.50%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (15.00%) AWS Architect
7 6 (15.00%) Azure Architect
7 6 (15.00%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (15.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 6 (15.00%) DevOps Architect
7 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
8 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
9 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Web Services
2 8 (20.00%) RESTful
3 7 (17.50%) Spring
4 6 (15.00%) .NET
4 6 (15.00%) Spring Boot
5 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Core
6 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.50%) HTML
6 3 (7.50%) jQuery
6 3 (7.50%) REST
6 3 (7.50%) Symfony
7 2 (5.00%) Akka
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Core
7 2 (5.00%) CSS3
7 2 (5.00%) Kafka
7 2 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (5.00%) Node.js
7 2 (5.00%) Play Framework
7 2 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) DevOps
2 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (27.50%) Microservices
5 10 (25.00%) TDD
6 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (15.00%) MVC
8 5 (12.50%) BDD
8 5 (12.50%) CQRS
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 5 (12.50%) Scrum
8 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.00%) SDLC
9 4 (10.00%) Server Hardening
9 4 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (7.50%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) Ruby
3 7 (17.50%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (12.50%) PHP
4 5 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (7.50%) Perl
7 2 (5.00%) Groovy
7 2 (5.00%) Scala
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) Go
8 1 (2.50%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 35 (87.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (37.50%) Ansible
2 11 (27.50%) Puppet
3 10 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (15.00%) Terraform
5 2 (5.00%) Mesos
6 1 (2.50%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.50%) Grafana
6 1 (2.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Google
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Splunk
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Pega