Period
to 19 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 161 -
Rank change year-on-year -10 - -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 19 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.32% -
As % of the Systems Management category 3.45% 3.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 0
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £550 -
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -

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 551 365 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.26% 8.42% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 237 263
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £289 £274 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £488 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +5.98% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +3.65% -39.11%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.70 £26.20 £22.65
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +10.00%

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 June 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 June 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
Coventry -9 7 £650 -
Shropshire - 5 £530 -
Birmingham -24 4 £519 -5.68% 11
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 19 (100.00%) DevOps
2 15 (78.95%) Docker
3 14 (73.68%) Ansible
3 14 (73.68%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (68.42%) Jenkins
5 12 (63.16%) Puppet
5 12 (63.16%) Linux
5 12 (63.16%) Python
5 12 (63.16%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (52.63%) Terraform
6 10 (52.63%) Bash Shell
7 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (47.37%) Open Source
8 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (31.58%) OO
8 6 (31.58%) Migration
9 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
9 5 (26.32%) Web Services
9 5 (26.32%) Google
10 4 (21.05%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
10 4 (21.05%) Windows
10 4 (21.05%) GCP
11 3 (15.79%) QA
11 3 (15.79%) Perl
11 3 (15.79%) Cloud Native
12 2 (10.53%) Release Automation
12 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
12 2 (10.53%) Game Development

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 2 (10.53%) nginx
2 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (73.68%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (5.26%) GitHub
5 1 (5.26%) Google App Engine
5 1 (5.26%) IaaS
5 1 (5.26%) PaaS
5 1 (5.26%) Route 53
5 1 (5.26%) SaaS
5 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.26%) Bigtable
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
4 1 (5.26%) GitLab
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.53%) Games
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) AWS Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (42.11%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (42.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 6 (31.58%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (26.32%) Azure DevOps
5 5 (26.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (21.05%) Architect
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps Architect
6 4 (21.05%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (21.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (15.79%) AWS Architect
7 3 (15.79%) Azure Architect
7 3 (15.79%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (15.79%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (15.79%) Python Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) Big Data Consultant
8 1 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
8 1 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (5.26%) Kafka
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (15.79%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) CoreOS
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) DevOps
2 9 (47.37%) Open Source
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) OO
4 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Game Development
5 2 (10.53%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Release Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Microservices
6 1 (5.26%) Process Management
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Security Hardening
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 10 (52.63%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) GCP
2 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) Ansible
2 12 (63.16%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (63.16%) Puppet
3 10 (52.63%) Terraform
4 1 (5.26%) Consul
4 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (5.26%) Kibana
4 1 (5.26%) logstash
4 1 (5.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (5.26%) Packer
4 1 (5.26%) Prometheus
4 1 (5.26%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Hortonworks