Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 193 -
Rank change year-on-year +36 - -
Contract jobs citing Kubernetes 32 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.12% -
As % of the Systems Management category 6.45% 1.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 0
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £550 -
England median daily rate £535 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 496 434 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.22% 7.37% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 252 147
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +38.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £274 £217
90th Percentile £590 £540 £469
England median daily rate £475 £450 £417
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.85% +4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% +3.45% -27.50%
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.80 £10.90
90th Percentile £52.25 £19.95 £27.51
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 0 13 £500 -9.09% 5
Walsall - 7 £580 -
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Coventry - 4 £375 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 32 (100.00%) Docker
2 25 (78.13%) Puppet
3 24 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (65.63%) Ansible
5 20 (62.50%) DevOps
5 20 (62.50%) REST
5 20 (62.50%) Java
6 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (56.25%) Terraform
7 17 (53.13%) Linux
8 15 (46.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (43.75%) Jenkins
10 13 (40.63%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (37.50%) Scrum
11 12 (37.50%) Spring
11 12 (37.50%) SOAP
11 12 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (37.50%) CentOS
11 12 (37.50%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (34.38%) Bitbucket
13 10 (31.25%) PaaS
13 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
13 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
13 10 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (31.25%) Microservices
14 9 (28.13%) Coaching
14 9 (28.13%) Rancher
14 9 (28.13%) VMware
14 9 (28.13%) JIRA

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 8 (25.00%) Apache
1 8 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 8 (25.00%) Confluence
1 8 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.50%) JBoss
2 4 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (46.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (31.25%) PaaS
4 9 (28.13%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (25.00%) Amazon S3
5 8 (25.00%) Heroku
5 8 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (15.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (15.63%) OpenShift
7 4 (12.50%) SaaS
8 3 (9.38%) GitHub
8 3 (9.38%) IaaS
9 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (3.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
1 8 (25.00%) HTTP
1 8 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
1 8 (25.00%) OpenVPN
1 8 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (28.13%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (15.63%) MySQL
4 4 (12.50%) DB2
4 4 (12.50%) MariaDB
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 11 (34.38%) Bitbucket
3 9 (28.13%) JIRA
4 8 (25.00%) Ant
4 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (25.00%) JUnit
4 8 (25.00%) Liquibase
4 8 (25.00%) Maven
4 8 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 8 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (21.88%) GitLab
6 5 (15.63%) Selenium
7 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (12.50%) JMeter
8 1 (3.13%) Codeship
8 1 (3.13%) PHPUnit
8 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) Automotive
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) Java Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (62.50%) REST
2 12 (37.50%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (37.50%) SOAP
2 12 (37.50%) Spring
3 8 (25.00%) MCollective
3 8 (25.00%) Spring Boot
4 5 (15.63%) Middleware
5 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 4 (12.50%) J2EE
5 4 (12.50%) JPA
5 4 (12.50%) MSMQ
5 4 (12.50%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.13%) Behat
6 1 (3.13%) JSON
6 1 (3.13%) Kafka
6 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
2 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) DevOps
2 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (37.50%) Scrum
4 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 10 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (31.25%) Microservices
5 9 (28.13%) Coaching
5 9 (28.13%) Load Balancing
6 8 (25.00%) API Design
6 8 (25.00%) API Development
6 8 (25.00%) API Integration
6 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (25.00%) Service Management
6 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.50%) Kanban
8 4 (12.50%) MVC
8 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
3 8 (25.00%) Groovy
4 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby
7 1 (3.13%) Go
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
7 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) OCP
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) GCP
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (100.00%) Docker
2 8 (25.00%) Postfix
2 8 (25.00%) Squid
2 8 (25.00%) vCloud
2 8 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (78.13%) Puppet
2 21 (65.63%) Ansible
3 18 (56.25%) Terraform
4 12 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (28.13%) Rancher
6 8 (25.00%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (25.00%) Kibana
6 8 (25.00%) logstash
6 8 (25.00%) Rsyslog
6 8 (25.00%) Sysdig
6 8 (25.00%) ZABBIX
7 5 (15.63%) Packer
8 4 (12.50%) Consul
9 1 (3.13%) Mesos
9 1 (3.13%) rkt
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) VMware
2 8 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (25.00%) Sonatype
3 6 (18.75%) Google
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle
5 4 (12.50%) IBM
5 4 (12.50%) WSO2
6 3 (9.38%) Apigee
6 3 (9.38%) MuleSoft
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft