Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Docker skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Docker over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 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.

Docker
UK > England
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 +14
Contract jobs citing Docker 2,727 2,964 5,567
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.57% 5.53% 6.31%
As % of the System Software category 44.57% 35.61% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,069 2,210 4,080
10th Percentile £400 £406 £413
25th Percentile £454 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £545
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +0.92% +3.81%
75th Percentile £606 £613 £606
90th Percentile £700 £676 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £538 £538
% change year-on-year -2.33% - +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 2
10th Percentile £26.83 £45.50 £55.00
25th Percentile £34.25 £47.50 £56.88
Median hourly rate £45.00 £58.00 £62.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.41% -7.20% +38.89%
75th Percentile £57.88 £78.75 £66.88
90th Percentile £59.40 " £68.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £59.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year -32.20% +2.61% +27.78%

Docker is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,118 8,324 13,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.73% 15.53% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,234 5,656 9,373
10th Percentile £225 £170 £191
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £573 £569 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 440 573
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £10.78
25th Percentile £13.00 £13.07 £12.76
Median hourly rate £18.27 £16.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.73% +3.13% +0.88%
75th Percentile £35.75 £20.81 £23.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £43.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +3.23%

Docker
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Docker as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Docker in England

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Docker in England.

Daily rate trend for Docker in England

Docker
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Docker in England over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Docker in England

Docker
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Docker in England.

Hourly rate trend for Docker in England

Docker
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Docker in England over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Docker in England

Docker
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Docker within the England region over the 6 months to 12 April 2021. 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
London +3 1,756 £525 -4.55% 782
South East +20 232 £475 -5.00% 203
North of England -8 215 £459 -8.15% 290
South West +23 157 £475 -9.52% 136
North West -12 107 £450 -12.96% 158
East of England +37 98 £505 +1.00% 70
Yorkshire +19 84 £500 -0.10% 105
Midlands -28 68 £419 -6.94% 145
West Midlands -25 45 £418 -14.36% 100
North East -2 24 £463 +6.63% 27
East Midlands -6 22 £419 -1.47% 45
Docker
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Docker 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 England region with a requirement for Docker.

1 1,875 (68.76%) Kubernetes
2 1,192 (43.71%) DevOps
3 1,142 (41.88%) AWS
4 1,096 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
5 1,034 (37.92%) Java
6 882 (32.34%) Terraform
7 842 (30.88%) Azure
8 792 (29.04%) Python
9 778 (28.53%) Microservices
10 721 (26.44%) JavaScript
11 682 (25.01%) Linux
12 641 (23.51%) Jenkins
13 623 (22.85%) Node.js
14 584 (21.42%) Software Engineering
15 581 (21.31%) Finance
16 564 (20.68%) Git (software)
17 511 (18.74%) React
18 495 (18.15%) Security Cleared
19 491 (18.01%) Ansible
20 426 (15.62%) Web Services
21 409 (15.00%) TDD
22 407 (14.92%) SC Cleared
23 385 (14.12%) GCP
24 368 (13.49%) Spring
25 343 (12.58%) SQL
26 333 (12.21%) Serverless
27 305 (11.18%) Test Automation
28 303 (11.11%) Front Office
29 302 (11.07%) TypeScript
30 297 (10.89%) Scrum

Docker
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 146 (5.35%) Elasticsearch
2 126 (4.62%) Confluence
3 122 (4.47%) Apache
4 98 (3.59%) Apache Spark
5 63 (2.31%) Mule
6 56 (2.05%) nginx
7 47 (1.72%) JBoss
8 43 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 30 (1.10%) Tomcat
10 26 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 25 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
12 20 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
12 20 (0.73%) Camunda
12 20 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 18 (0.66%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.62%) Red Hat Fuse
15 13 (0.48%) IIS
16 11 (0.40%) CMS
16 11 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.22%) Figma
3 5 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.11%) Sketch
6 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.33%) Magento
2 8 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.29%) Shopify
3 4 (0.15%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.11%) Summit
5 2 (0.073%) Maximo
6 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.037%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.037%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1,142 (41.88%) AWS
2 842 (30.88%) Azure
3 385 (14.12%) GCP
4 333 (12.21%) Serverless
5 268 (9.83%) AWS Lambda
6 226 (8.29%) Amazon S3
7 213 (7.81%) GitHub
8 197 (7.22%) OpenShift
9 178 (6.53%) Amazon SQS
10 149 (5.46%) PaaS
11 136 (4.99%) AWS Step Functions
12 113 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 102 (3.74%) Amazon EKS
14 98 (3.59%) IaaS
15 89 (3.26%) Amazon ECS
16 80 (2.93%) SaaS
17 68 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
18 59 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
19 38 (1.39%) Slack
20 34 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.69%) DNS
2 43 (1.58%) Firewall
3 34 (1.25%) HTTP
4 28 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 26 (0.95%) SSL
6 24 (0.88%) VPN
7 20 (0.73%) Software-Defined Networking
8 17 (0.62%) 3GPP
8 17 (0.62%) SGSN
9 16 (0.59%) Internet
9 16 (0.59%) Kerberos
9 16 (0.59%) Network Security
10 13 (0.48%) WAN
10 13 (0.48%) Wireless
11 11 (0.40%) SSH
12 10 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (0.37%) LAN
12 10 (0.37%) Multicast
13 9 (0.33%) FTP
13 9 (0.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
2 178 (6.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 166 (6.09%) Amazon RDS
4 159 (5.83%) NoSQL
5 138 (5.06%) MongoDB
6 135 (4.95%) Big Data
7 125 (4.58%) Relational Database
8 113 (4.14%) MySQL
9 110 (4.03%) SQL Server
10 62 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 53 (1.94%) Redis
12 42 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
13 39 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
14 38 (1.39%) Apache Hive
15 31 (1.14%) Apache Ignite
16 28 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
17 26 (0.95%) Blockchain
18 25 (0.92%) BigQuery
19 24 (0.88%) HBase
20 22 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 641 (23.51%) Jenkins
2 564 (20.68%) Git (software)
3 228 (8.36%) JIRA
4 197 (7.22%) Maven
5 186 (6.82%) GitLab
6 104 (3.81%) JUnit
7 93 (3.41%) Cucumber
8 91 (3.34%) SonarQube
9 85 (3.12%) Bitbucket
10 81 (2.97%) Selenium
11 79 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 69 (2.53%) Gradle
13 67 (2.46%) Artifactory
14 63 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 63 (2.31%) TeamCity
15 59 (2.16%) Mockito
16 51 (1.87%) webpack
17 44 (1.61%) CircleCI
18 36 (1.32%) Subversion
19 35 (1.28%) IntelliJ
General
1 581 (21.31%) Finance
2 303 (11.11%) Front Office
3 242 (8.87%) Banking
4 139 (5.10%) Public Sector
5 76 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.49%) Retail
7 67 (2.46%) Marketing
8 53 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.50%) Electronics
9 41 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.55%) Law
11 14 (0.51%) Automotive
11 14 (0.51%) Games
12 10 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.26%) Advertising
15 6 (0.22%) Back Office
15 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.18%) Publishing
17 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,358 (49.80%) Developer
2 484 (17.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 424 (15.55%) Java Developer
4 264 (9.68%) React Developer
5 197 (7.22%) Full Stack Developer
6 195 (7.15%) Senior Developer
7 190 (6.97%) AWS Developer
8 173 (6.34%) AWS Engineer
9 166 (6.09%) AWS DevOps
10 154 (5.65%) Architect
11 145 (5.32%) Node.js Developer
12 129 (4.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 122 (4.47%) Software Engineer
14 121 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
15 111 (4.07%) Python Developer
16 104 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
17 95 (3.48%) Azure Engineer
18 89 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
19 83 (3.04%) Senior DevOps
20 78 (2.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 623 (22.85%) Node.js
2 511 (18.74%) React
3 426 (15.62%) Web Services
4 368 (13.49%) Spring
5 280 (10.27%) REST
6 276 (10.12%) Kafka
7 264 (9.68%) Spring Boot
8 211 (7.74%) .NET
9 206 (7.55%) HTML
10 197 (7.22%) CSS
11 196 (7.19%) AngularJS
12 139 (5.10%) RESTful
13 132 (4.84%) .NET Core
14 124 (4.55%) JSON
15 108 (3.96%) Elastic Stack
16 94 (3.45%) GraphQL
17 85 (3.12%) Middleware
18 79 (2.90%) XML
19 73 (2.68%) HTML5
19 73 (2.68%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 145 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
2 126 (4.62%) User Experience
3 109 (4.00%) Cloud Native
4 78 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 75 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 57 (2.09%) Derivative
8 56 (2.05%) Fixed Income
9 38 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 38 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
10 35 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
10 35 (1.28%) Private Cloud
11 34 (1.25%) Algorithms
12 32 (1.17%) Equities
13 31 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
14 29 (1.06%) Management Information System
15 27 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 25 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 25 (0.92%) PKI
17 22 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 682 (25.01%) Linux
2 213 (7.81%) Unix
3 154 (5.65%) Windows
4 76 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (1.32%) CentOS
6 32 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.92%) Android
8 22 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.33%) AIX
11 9 (0.33%) Solaris
12 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.26%) VMS
13 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.15%) Alpine Linux
14 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,192 (43.71%) DevOps
2 1,096 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
3 778 (28.53%) Microservices
4 584 (21.42%) Software Engineering
5 409 (15.00%) TDD
6 305 (11.18%) Test Automation
7 297 (10.89%) Scrum
8 259 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
9 254 (9.31%) Infrastructure as Code
10 244 (8.95%) BDD
11 235 (8.62%) Asset Management
11 235 (8.62%) Investment Management
12 165 (6.05%) Configuration Management
13 163 (5.98%) Open Source
14 152 (5.57%) Kanban
15 142 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
16 141 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
17 128 (4.69%) Migration
18 114 (4.18%) Continuous Deployment
18 114 (4.18%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,034 (37.92%) Java
2 792 (29.04%) Python
3 721 (26.44%) JavaScript
4 343 (12.58%) SQL
5 302 (11.07%) TypeScript
6 222 (8.14%) C#
7 213 (7.81%) Bash Shell
8 206 (7.55%) Java 8
9 198 (7.26%) Go
10 148 (5.43%) Kotlin
11 138 (5.06%) PowerShell
12 135 (4.95%) Ruby
12 135 (4.95%) Scala
13 133 (4.88%) PHP
14 87 (3.19%) C++
15 69 (2.53%) Shell Script
16 54 (1.98%) Perl
17 44 (1.61%) Groovy
18 43 (1.58%) C
19 37 (1.36%) ES6
Qualifications
1 495 (18.15%) Security Cleared
2 407 (14.92%) SC Cleared
3 128 (4.69%) Degree
4 79 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.10%) AWS Certification
6 24 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.48%) RHCE
9 11 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.37%) CCNA
11 9 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.29%) CCNP
13 7 (0.26%) GIAC
14 6 (0.22%) CISSP
14 6 (0.22%) ISEB
15 5 (0.18%) CISM
15 5 (0.18%) RHCSA
16 4 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.15%) RHCVA
16 4 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (2.31%) QA
2 20 (0.73%) SLA
3 19 (0.70%) OASIS TOSCA
4 12 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.33%) NIST
5 9 (0.33%) WCAG
6 7 (0.26%) GDPR
7 4 (0.15%) COBIT
7 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.11%) PMO
8 3 (0.11%) RMADS
8 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.073%) ISO 15022
9 2 (0.073%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.037%) HL7
10 1 (0.037%) PSD2
System Software
1 61 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (0.92%) KVM
4 25 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (0.81%) LXC
6 20 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 16 (0.59%) HDFS
9 10 (0.37%) GlusterFS
9 10 (0.37%) vSphere
10 9 (0.33%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.29%) NFS
11 8 (0.29%) Varnish
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.22%) Postfix
12 6 (0.22%) qmail
12 6 (0.22%) Xen
13 4 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1,875 (68.76%) Kubernetes
2 882 (32.34%) Terraform
3 491 (18.01%) Ansible
4 188 (6.89%) Puppet
5 143 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
6 138 (5.06%) Prometheus
7 121 (4.44%) Grafana
8 73 (2.68%) Kibana
9 56 (2.05%) Docker Swarm
10 51 (1.87%) Istio
11 48 (1.76%) Packer
11 48 (1.76%) Rancher
12 46 (1.69%) Consul
13 42 (1.54%) logstash
14 27 (0.99%) Fluentd
15 18 (0.66%) Nagios
16 17 (0.62%) Cloudify
16 17 (0.62%) Juju
16 17 (0.62%) Oozie
16 17 (0.62%) vRealize
Vendors
1 169 (6.20%) Google
2 133 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 123 (4.51%) Oracle
4 107 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 91 (3.34%) VMware
6 72 (2.64%) Splunk
7 55 (2.02%) AppDynamics
7 55 (2.02%) Atlassian
8 54 (1.98%) SAP
9 36 (1.32%) IBM
10 34 (1.25%) Cisco
11 29 (1.06%) Bloomberg
12 27 (0.99%) MuleSoft
13 24 (0.88%) Juniper
13 24 (0.88%) New Relic
14 23 (0.84%) Dynatrace
15 22 (0.81%) Hortonworks
16 20 (0.73%) Sybase
17 19 (0.70%) Databricks
17 19 (0.70%) ServiceNow