Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 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.

Docker
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 34 53
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 +38
Contract jobs citing Docker 3,577 5,603 3,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.39% 6.19% 4.08%
As % of the System Software category 34.48% 39.71% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,665 4,065 2,832
England median daily rate £550 £546 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.82% +3.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £406 £405 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 10
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -18.13% -8.56%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £52.40 £46.45
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -18.13% -8.56%

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 10,375 14,109 11,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.64% 15.58% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,866 9,343 7,750
England median daily rate £450 £475 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.34% +7.27%
10th Percentile £165 £188 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 715 629
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -3.03% +2.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.27 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.08
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.50% +0.50%

Docker
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Docker in England

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Docker in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Docker in England

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Docker in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Docker in England

Docker
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Docker in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Docker in England

Docker
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Docker in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor 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 21 January 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
London -5 2,149 £550 - 913
North of England +2 449 £475 -5.00% 301
South East -10 365 £500 - 215
South West +13 312 £525 +5.00% 108
North West +12 247 £475 -12.84% 170
Midlands -22 178 £475 +2.70% 143
Yorkshire -8 140 £475 +5.56% 106
West Midlands -25 106 £500 +8.11% 98
East of England -5 102 £500 -0.50% 105
East Midlands -8 71 £420 -9.19% 45
North East -7 63 £430 -14.00% 25
Docker
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 2,028 (56.70%) Kubernetes
2 1,914 (53.51%) DevOps
3 1,558 (43.56%) AWS
4 1,534 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1,308 (36.57%) Java
6 1,243 (34.75%) Python
7 1,172 (32.76%) Microservices
8 1,082 (30.25%) Jenkins
9 1,055 (29.49%) Azure
10 1,018 (28.46%) Terraform
11 1,017 (28.43%) Linux
12 897 (25.08%) Ansible
13 832 (23.26%) Git (software)
14 671 (18.76%) JavaScript
15 555 (15.52%) Node.js
16 527 (14.73%) TDD
17 518 (14.48%) Finance
18 498 (13.92%) Scrum
19 481 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
20 480 (13.42%) SQL
21 474 (13.25%) Spring
22 470 (13.14%) Puppet
23 458 (12.80%) Security Cleared
24 452 (12.64%) GCP
25 449 (12.55%) REST
26 428 (11.97%) Test Automation
27 421 (11.77%) Web Services
28 412 (11.52%) C#
29 409 (11.43%) Software Engineering
30 376 (10.51%) AngularJS

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
1 230 (6.43%) Elasticsearch
2 207 (5.79%) Confluence
3 143 (4.00%) Apache Spark
4 133 (3.72%) Apache
5 110 (3.08%) nginx
6 59 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 45 (1.26%) OpenStack
8 44 (1.23%) IIS
9 42 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 41 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
11 39 (1.09%) JBoss
12 24 (0.67%) CMS
13 19 (0.53%) SAS
14 15 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
14 15 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.39%) Jupyter
16 12 (0.34%) Camunda
17 10 (0.28%) Mule
18 9 (0.25%) Apache Solr
18 9 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (0.34%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.31%) GIMP
3 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.056%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.028%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.11%) Magento
4 3 (0.084%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.084%) Eikon
4 3 (0.084%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.028%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.028%) Finacle
6 1 (0.028%) RMDS
6 1 (0.028%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.028%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,558 (43.56%) AWS
2 1,055 (29.49%) Azure
3 452 (12.64%) GCP
4 328 (9.17%) Serverless
5 305 (8.53%) OpenShift
6 269 (7.52%) GitHub
7 248 (6.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 230 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
8 230 (6.43%) AWS Lambda
9 201 (5.62%) Amazon S3
10 163 (4.56%) Amazon ECS
11 150 (4.19%) PaaS
12 116 (3.24%) SaaS
13 112 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
14 92 (2.57%) IaaS
15 88 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 64 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 57 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
18 53 (1.48%) Amazon EKS
19 52 (1.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.54%) HTTP
2 74 (2.07%) DNS
3 69 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 62 (1.73%) SSL
5 59 (1.65%) VPN
6 50 (1.40%) Firewall
7 24 (0.67%) Internet
7 24 (0.67%) Kerberos
8 19 (0.53%) Network Security
9 17 (0.48%) FTP
10 14 (0.39%) DSL
11 13 (0.36%) DHCP
11 13 (0.36%) MQTT
12 12 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.34%) SSH
13 7 (0.20%) DMZ
13 7 (0.20%) SMTP
14 6 (0.17%) Junos
14 6 (0.17%) SAN
14 6 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
2 276 (7.72%) MySQL
3 255 (7.13%) NoSQL
4 229 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 198 (5.54%) Big Data
6 163 (4.56%) SQL Server
7 157 (4.39%) Hadoop
8 154 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
9 128 (3.58%) Relational Database
10 115 (3.21%) Redis
11 111 (3.10%) Amazon Redshift
12 73 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 72 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 55 (1.54%) Apache Hive
15 49 (1.37%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
17 41 (1.15%) Data Lake
17 41 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
18 32 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
19 29 (0.81%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,082 (30.25%) Jenkins
2 832 (23.26%) Git (software)
3 313 (8.75%) JIRA
4 246 (6.88%) GitLab
5 188 (5.26%) Maven
6 168 (4.70%) Selenium
7 149 (4.17%) Bitbucket
8 145 (4.05%) Cucumber
9 142 (3.97%) Artifactory
10 121 (3.38%) Gradle
11 114 (3.19%) JUnit
12 112 (3.13%) SonarQube
13 110 (3.08%) TeamCity
14 93 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 89 (2.49%) gulp
16 87 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
17 84 (2.35%) Mockito
18 79 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
19 78 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
20 67 (1.87%) CircleCI
General
1 518 (14.48%) Finance
2 247 (6.91%) Banking
3 179 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 151 (4.22%) Front Office
5 75 (2.10%) Retail
6 53 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 43 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.09%) Marketing
9 28 (0.78%) Games
10 26 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.67%) Law
12 23 (0.64%) Publishing
13 20 (0.56%) Electronics
14 17 (0.48%) Legal
15 14 (0.39%) Automotive
16 11 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.22%) Financial Institution
19 6 (0.17%) Back Office
20 4 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,417 (39.61%) Developer
2 995 (27.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 480 (13.42%) Java Developer
4 319 (8.92%) AWS Engineer
5 268 (7.49%) AWS DevOps
6 221 (6.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 209 (5.84%) Senior Developer
8 166 (4.64%) Architect
9 163 (4.56%) Senior DevOps
10 162 (4.53%) Python Developer
11 153 (4.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 145 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
13 143 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
14 133 (3.72%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 132 (3.69%) AWS Developer
16 131 (3.66%) React Developer
17 120 (3.35%) .NET Developer
17 120 (3.35%) Data Engineer
18 113 (3.16%) Software Engineer
19 112 (3.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 555 (15.52%) Node.js
2 474 (13.25%) Spring
3 449 (12.55%) REST
4 421 (11.77%) Web Services
5 376 (10.51%) AngularJS
6 368 (10.29%) Kafka
7 360 (10.06%) Spring Boot
8 359 (10.04%) .NET
8 359 (10.04%) React
9 270 (7.55%) HTML
10 260 (7.27%) CSS
11 207 (5.79%) JSON
12 194 (5.42%) RESTful
13 183 (5.12%) .NET Core
14 153 (4.28%) Elastic Stack
15 142 (3.97%) Redux
16 129 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
17 128 (3.58%) SOAP
18 119 (3.33%) XML
19 116 (3.24%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 313 (8.75%) Greenfield Project
2 145 (4.05%) Public Cloud
3 128 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
5 98 (2.74%) Fixed Income
6 92 (2.57%) Data Centre
7 91 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
8 88 (2.46%) Derivative
9 80 (2.24%) Cloud Native
10 78 (2.18%) User Experience
11 74 (2.07%) Algorithms
12 58 (1.62%) Equities
13 53 (1.48%) PKI
14 48 (1.34%) Virtual Team
15 43 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
16 38 (1.06%) Data Structures
17 37 (1.03%) Blog
17 37 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
18 32 (0.89%) Hedge funds
19 27 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,017 (28.43%) Linux
2 269 (7.52%) Windows
3 232 (6.49%) Unix
4 158 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 94 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 79 (2.21%) Ubuntu
7 64 (1.79%) CentOS
8 34 (0.95%) Android
9 29 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.53%) CoreOS
11 18 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.39%) Debian
13 14 (0.39%) Solaris
13 14 (0.39%) VMS
14 11 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.14%) AIX
16 5 (0.14%) DC/OS
16 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,914 (53.51%) DevOps
2 1,534 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
3 1,172 (32.76%) Microservices
4 527 (14.73%) TDD
5 498 (13.92%) Scrum
6 481 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
7 428 (11.97%) Test Automation
8 409 (11.43%) Software Engineering
9 329 (9.20%) Infrastructure as Code
10 315 (8.81%) Configuration Management
11 293 (8.19%) Open Source
12 249 (6.96%) BDD
13 229 (6.40%) Migration
14 223 (6.23%) Kanban
15 185 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
16 182 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
17 172 (4.81%) Front End Development
18 159 (4.45%) Analytics
18 159 (4.45%) Mentoring
19 152 (4.25%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,308 (36.57%) Java
2 1,243 (34.75%) Python
3 671 (18.76%) JavaScript
4 480 (13.42%) SQL
5 412 (11.52%) C#
6 355 (9.92%) Bash Shell
7 302 (8.44%) Java 8
8 266 (7.44%) Ruby
9 215 (6.01%) PowerShell
10 212 (5.93%) TypeScript
11 197 (5.51%) Go
12 161 (4.50%) PHP
13 131 (3.66%) Scala
14 117 (3.27%) Shell Script
15 101 (2.82%) Perl
15 101 (2.82%) R
16 92 (2.57%) C++
17 83 (2.32%) Groovy
18 68 (1.90%) ES6
19 59 (1.65%) C
Qualifications
1 458 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 356 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 130 (3.63%) Degree
4 78 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 48 (1.34%) AWS Certification
6 41 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (0.62%) Master's Degree
8 19 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (0.39%) MCSA
11 12 (0.34%) CISSP
12 11 (0.31%) CCA
12 11 (0.31%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.22%) RHCE
14 7 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.20%) ISEB
14 7 (0.20%) MCSE
15 6 (0.17%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.14%) RHCSA
16 5 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.19%) QA
2 23 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.31%) NIST
4 11 (0.31%) WCAG
5 10 (0.28%) NCSC
6 9 (0.25%) SLA
7 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.14%) PSD2
9 4 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.11%) GDPR
9 4 (0.11%) GxP
10 3 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.084%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.056%) COBIT
11 2 (0.056%) HL7
12 1 (0.028%) DICOM
12 1 (0.028%) PMO
System Software
1 91 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 81 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.70%) vSphere
6 24 (0.67%) VirtualBox
7 23 (0.64%) LXC
8 17 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 16 (0.45%) NFS
10 13 (0.36%) Gluster
11 11 (0.31%) GlusterFS
12 10 (0.28%) KVM
13 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.14%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.084%) HDFS
15 3 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.084%) oVirt
15 3 (0.084%) Varnish
15 3 (0.084%) Xen
16 2 (0.056%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 2,028 (56.70%) Kubernetes
2 1,018 (28.46%) Terraform
3 897 (25.08%) Ansible
4 470 (13.14%) Puppet
5 318 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
6 129 (3.61%) Packer
7 103 (2.88%) Prometheus
8 97 (2.71%) Grafana
9 96 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
10 69 (1.93%) Kibana
11 55 (1.54%) Rancher
12 53 (1.48%) Salt
13 44 (1.23%) Consul
14 34 (0.95%) Nagios
15 31 (0.87%) logstash
16 27 (0.75%) Istio
17 22 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
18 20 (0.56%) Mesos
19 19 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
19 19 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 285 (7.97%) Google
2 243 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 147 (4.11%) VMware
4 125 (3.49%) Red Hat
5 124 (3.47%) Oracle
6 104 (2.91%) Splunk
7 83 (2.32%) Atlassian
8 69 (1.93%) Cloudera
9 56 (1.57%) New Relic
10 50 (1.40%) Hortonworks
11 33 (0.92%) Databricks
11 33 (0.92%) SAP
12 29 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (0.78%) Cisco
14 25 (0.70%) IBM
15 22 (0.62%) SaltStack
16 19 (0.53%) Citrix
17 18 (0.50%) Bloomberg
17 18 (0.50%) ServiceNow
18 16 (0.45%) AppDynamics