Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 100 174
Rank change year-on-year +8 +74 -18
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 30 91 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 1.99% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.00% 16.08% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 58 15
Median daily rate £450 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £325 £393 £433
90th Percentile £572 £591 £705
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.53 £57.50
% change year-on-year -19.60% -24.29% +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 200 566 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.01% 12.35% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 337 359
Median daily rate £450 £473 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.72% +2.22%
10th Percentile £203 £268 £289
90th Percentile £575 £601 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 24
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.03% +13.73% +5.52%
10th Percentile £15.05 £14.80 £12.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.75 £22.78
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £18.61
% change year-on-year +12.82% +4.81% -11.40%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Kubernetes in the West Midlands

Kubernetes
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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
Birmingham +1 12 £475 - 10
Coventry +27 10 £513 -2.38%
Warwickshire +26 4 £350 -41.67%
Worcestershire +22 2 £413 -31.25%
Solihull +10 2 £475 +15.85%
Shropshire +22 1 - - 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 21 (70.00%) DevOps
2 16 (53.33%) Docker
2 16 (53.33%) Azure
3 13 (43.33%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) AWS
5 9 (30.00%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) Terraform
7 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (23.33%) Spring
7 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
7 7 (23.33%) Puppet
7 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (23.33%) Ansible
8 6 (20.00%) SDLC
8 6 (20.00%) PaaS
8 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
8 6 (20.00%) Python
8 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.00%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) .NET
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) HTML
9 5 (16.67%) CSS
9 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
9 5 (16.67%) GCP
9 5 (16.67%) Microservices
9 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

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 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) Azure
2 11 (36.67%) AWS
3 6 (20.00%) PaaS
4 5 (16.67%) GCP
5 3 (10.00%) Monitis
5 3 (10.00%) Power Platform
5 3 (10.00%) SaaS
6 2 (6.67%) IaaS
7 1 (3.33%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (3.33%) GitHub
7 1 (3.33%) Logic Apps
7 1 (3.33%) Office 365
7 1 (3.33%) Power Automate
7 1 (3.33%) PowerApps
7 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.33%) DMZ
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) MySQL
3 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.00%) Power BI
4 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) Apache Archiva
2 3 (10.00%) Gradle
2 3 (10.00%) Maven
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Mockito
4 1 (3.33%) RStudio
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Architect
7 2 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Azure Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Release Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Data Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Integration Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Java Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Spring
2 6 (20.00%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) HTML
4 4 (13.33%) React
4 4 (13.33%) REST
5 3 (10.00%) Node.js
5 3 (10.00%) Spring Boot
6 2 (6.67%) ADO
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.33%) Kafka
7 1 (3.33%) RESTful
7 1 (3.33%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) CentOS
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) DevOps
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) SDLC
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Microservices
4 5 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (13.33%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
6 3 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (10.00%) CRM
6 3 (10.00%) DevSecOps
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) Go
5 2 (6.67%) Java 8
6 1 (3.33%) Java 9
6 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Terraform
2 7 (23.33%) Ansible
2 7 (23.33%) Puppet
3 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (10.00%) Grafana
4 3 (10.00%) Kibana
4 3 (10.00%) Prometheus
5 1 (3.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Google
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.33%) New Relic
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Splunk