Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 150 207
Rank change year-on-year -10 +57 -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 39 27 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.63% 0.016%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.87% 6.59% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 0
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 568 410 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.21% 9.52% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 269 318
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £279 £275 £289
90th Percentile £575 £575 £521
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.20 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.28% -15.22% -23.86%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.38 £10.58
90th Percentile £23.60 £17.24 £24.65
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.45 £21.75
% change year-on-year +10.35% -19.79% +6.10%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 - 15 £550 - 2
Coventry -8 7 £650 -
Birmingham -27 7 £519 -5.68% 12
Solihull - 3 £450 -
Warwickshire - 2 £400 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 34 (87.18%) DevOps
2 31 (79.49%) Docker
3 28 (71.79%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (51.28%) Linux
5 20 (51.28%) Ansible
6 17 (43.59%) Jenkins
6 17 (43.59%) Puppet
7 15 (38.46%) Python
8 14 (35.90%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (30.77%) Configuration Management
10 11 (28.21%) Bash Shell
10 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (25.64%) Terraform
11 10 (25.64%) Google
11 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
12 9 (23.08%) Web Services
12 9 (23.08%) Open Source
13 7 (17.95%) Microservices
13 7 (17.95%) TDD
14 6 (15.38%) Selenium
14 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (15.38%) GitHub
15 5 (12.82%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (12.82%) JIRA
15 5 (12.82%) OO
15 5 (12.82%) Java
15 5 (12.82%) C#
15 5 (12.82%) GCP

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 (7.69%) nginx
2 2 (5.13%) CMS
2 2 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) Documentum
3 1 (2.56%) Drupal
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (71.79%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.38%) GitHub
4 5 (12.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (5.13%) Route 53
7 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
7 1 (2.56%) Google App Engine
7 1 (2.56%) IaaS
7 1 (2.56%) Linode
7 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) SSH
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) DHCP
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) HTTP
3 1 (2.56%) SMS
3 1 (2.56%) SSL
3 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (10.26%) Big Data
2 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.13%) Redis
4 1 (2.56%) Bigtable
4 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Jenkins
2 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.38%) Selenium
4 5 (12.82%) JIRA
5 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.69%) Artifactory
6 3 (7.69%) CircleCI
6 3 (7.69%) GitLab
7 2 (5.13%) Moq
7 2 (5.13%) NUnit
7 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
7 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.56%) Ant
8 1 (2.56%) Grunt
8 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.56%) JUnit
8 1 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.56%) Maven
8 1 (2.56%) Sublime Text
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Architect
2 11 (28.21%) AWS Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) AWS DevOps
3 10 (25.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (17.95%) Azure DevOps
5 7 (17.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) DevOps Architect
6 6 (15.38%) AWS Architect
6 6 (15.38%) Azure Architect
7 5 (12.82%) Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
9 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Python Engineer
10 2 (5.13%) Senior DevOps
10 2 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) jQuery
3 3 (7.69%) Kafka
3 3 (7.69%) Node.js
3 3 (7.69%) REST
3 3 (7.69%) RESTful
4 2 (5.13%) .NET Core
4 2 (5.13%) Akka
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
4 2 (5.13%) CSS3
4 2 (5.13%) HTML5
4 2 (5.13%) Play Framework
4 2 (5.13%) Spring
4 2 (5.13%) Symfony
4 2 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.69%) Cloud Native
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) CoreOS
3 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (87.18%) DevOps
2 12 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (23.08%) Open Source
6 7 (17.95%) Microservices
6 7 (17.95%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) OO
8 5 (12.82%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (7.69%) Kanban
10 3 (7.69%) SDLC
10 3 (7.69%) Server Hardening
10 3 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Python
2 11 (28.21%) Bash Shell
3 5 (12.82%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) Perl
4 4 (10.26%) Ruby
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) PHP
6 2 (5.13%) C++
6 2 (5.13%) Groovy
6 2 (5.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.56%) Go
7 1 (2.56%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) GCP
2 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 31 (79.49%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (51.28%) Ansible
2 17 (43.59%) Puppet
3 14 (35.90%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (25.64%) Terraform
5 2 (5.13%) Kibana
5 2 (5.13%) Mesos
6 1 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.56%) Grafana
6 1 (2.56%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.56%) logstash
6 1 (2.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.56%) Packer
6 1 (2.56%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.56%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Google
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Splunk
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.56%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Pega