Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 36 34
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 +19
Contract jobs citing Docker 2,273 3,504 5,590
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.65% 5.37% 6.18%
As % of the System Software category 44.93% 34.33% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,070 2,741 4,194
Median daily rate £525 £550 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £375 £405 £403
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £548 £538
% change year-on-year -4.11% +1.86% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £65.00 £64.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +1.56% +46.29%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £65.00 £53.25
% change year-on-year -38.46% +22.07% +21.71%

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 5,059 10,206 14,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.80% 15.64% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,432 6,950 9,500
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £220 £163 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 546 710
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £59.63 £46.54 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.58% +3.13% +0.88%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +5 1,439 £525 -4.55% 621
North of England +4 222 £500 +5.26% 268
South East +19 184 £450 -10.00% 150
South West +11 117 £461 -12.14% 97
North West 0 110 £500 +5.26% 152
East of England +48 100 £500 - 68
Yorkshire +13 83 £463 -3.90% 96
Midlands -11 74 £432 -9.14% 99
West Midlands +2 49 £432 -12.81% 69
North East +5 29 £500 +16.28% 20
East Midlands -7 24 £430 +1.18% 30
Docker
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 1,528 (67.22%) Kubernetes
2 1,048 (46.11%) DevOps
3 994 (43.73%) AWS
4 948 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
5 884 (38.89%) Java
6 744 (32.73%) Python
7 715 (31.46%) Terraform
8 699 (30.75%) Azure
9 646 (28.42%) Jenkins
10 638 (28.07%) Microservices
11 573 (25.21%) JavaScript
12 564 (24.81%) Linux
13 525 (23.10%) Git (software)
14 506 (22.26%) Node.js
15 468 (20.59%) Finance
16 441 (19.40%) Security Cleared
17 429 (18.87%) Ansible
18 422 (18.57%) Software Engineering
19 395 (17.38%) React
20 366 (16.10%) SC Cleared
21 354 (15.57%) Web Services
22 343 (15.09%) SQL
23 334 (14.69%) Spring
24 328 (14.43%) TDD
25 314 (13.81%) GCP
26 289 (12.71%) Test Automation
27 280 (12.32%) Scrum
28 256 (11.26%) Serverless
29 251 (11.04%) GitLab
30 246 (10.82%) REST

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
1 148 (6.51%) Apache
2 118 (5.19%) Confluence
2 118 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
3 85 (3.74%) Apache Spark
4 80 (3.52%) Mule
5 52 (2.29%) JBoss
6 39 (1.72%) nginx
6 39 (1.72%) OpenStack
7 20 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 19 (0.84%) Red Hat Fuse
9 17 (0.75%) Camunda
9 17 (0.75%) IIS
9 17 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 17 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
10 16 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.44%) CMS
12 10 (0.44%) Jupyter
13 9 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
2 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.13%) Sketch
3 1 (0.044%) GIMP
3 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.044%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.088%) Magento
2 2 (0.088%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.088%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.044%) Maximo
3 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.044%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 994 (43.73%) AWS
2 699 (30.75%) Azure
3 314 (13.81%) GCP
4 256 (11.26%) Serverless
5 211 (9.28%) AWS Lambda
6 204 (8.97%) GitHub
7 150 (6.60%) Amazon S3
8 138 (6.07%) OpenShift
9 124 (5.46%) Amazon ECS
10 105 (4.62%) Amazon SQS
11 100 (4.40%) PaaS
12 93 (4.09%) Amazon EKS
13 92 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
14 76 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
15 75 (3.30%) IaaS
16 69 (3.04%) AWS Step Functions
17 62 (2.73%) Apigee
18 59 (2.60%) SaaS
19 52 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 49 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.86%) Firewall
2 39 (1.72%) DNS
3 37 (1.63%) HTTP
4 29 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.23%) SSL
6 25 (1.10%) VPN
7 17 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
8 16 (0.70%) Kerberos
8 16 (0.70%) WAN
9 15 (0.66%) VLAN
10 13 (0.57%) Internet
10 13 (0.57%) Network Security
10 13 (0.57%) SNMP
11 12 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (0.44%) VSAN
12 10 (0.44%) Wireless
13 9 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.40%) iSCSI
14 8 (0.35%) LAN
14 8 (0.35%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
2 173 (7.61%) MySQL
3 146 (6.42%) SQL Server
4 139 (6.12%) NoSQL
5 127 (5.59%) Big Data
6 125 (5.50%) MongoDB
7 122 (5.37%) Relational Database
8 119 (5.24%) Amazon RDS
9 96 (4.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 74 (3.26%) Hadoop
11 60 (2.64%) Amazon Redshift
12 45 (1.98%) Redis
13 39 (1.72%) Apache Hive
14 36 (1.58%) Apache Ignite
15 31 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
16 28 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
17 27 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
18 23 (1.01%) BigQuery
19 21 (0.92%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 646 (28.42%) Jenkins
2 525 (23.10%) Git (software)
3 251 (11.04%) GitLab
4 225 (9.90%) JIRA
5 173 (7.61%) Maven
6 107 (4.71%) Artifactory
7 103 (4.53%) JUnit
8 97 (4.27%) Selenium
9 78 (3.43%) Cucumber
10 76 (3.34%) SonarQube
11 74 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 74 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
12 71 (3.12%) Bitbucket
13 52 (2.29%) Gradle
14 49 (2.16%) TeamCity
15 46 (2.02%) Mockito
16 44 (1.94%) Subversion
17 37 (1.63%) webpack
18 34 (1.50%) JMeter
19 32 (1.41%) CircleCI
General
1 468 (20.59%) Finance
2 237 (10.43%) Front Office
3 232 (10.21%) Banking
4 125 (5.50%) Public Sector
5 57 (2.51%) Marketing
5 57 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 40 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 40 (1.76%) Retail
7 30 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.28%) Electronics
9 18 (0.79%) Back Office
10 15 (0.66%) Games
11 14 (0.62%) Law
12 13 (0.57%) Automotive
13 10 (0.44%) Advertising
13 10 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.26%) Billing
16 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,094 (48.13%) Developer
2 422 (18.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 379 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 169 (7.44%) Full Stack Developer
5 167 (7.35%) AWS Engineer
6 159 (7.00%) React Developer
7 152 (6.69%) AWS Developer
8 149 (6.56%) AWS DevOps
9 147 (6.47%) Senior Developer
10 123 (5.41%) Software Engineer
11 111 (4.88%) Architect
12 108 (4.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 103 (4.53%) Python Developer
14 101 (4.44%) Node.js Developer
15 82 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
16 78 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
17 76 (3.34%) Java Engineer
18 74 (3.26%) Senior DevOps
19 73 (3.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 69 (3.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (22.26%) Node.js
2 395 (17.38%) React
3 354 (15.57%) Web Services
4 334 (14.69%) Spring
5 246 (10.82%) REST
6 238 (10.47%) Kafka
7 224 (9.85%) Spring Boot
8 206 (9.06%) HTML
9 204 (8.97%) AngularJS
10 178 (7.83%) CSS
11 156 (6.86%) RESTful
12 151 (6.64%) .NET
13 104 (4.58%) JSON
14 103 (4.53%) Elastic Stack
14 103 (4.53%) gRPC
15 97 (4.27%) Middleware
16 88 (3.87%) Apache Camel
17 83 (3.65%) .NET Core
17 83 (3.65%) GraphQL
18 74 (3.26%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 154 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
2 97 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (4.14%) User Experience
4 79 (3.48%) Fixed Income
5 61 (2.68%) Derivative
6 59 (2.60%) Equities
7 58 (2.55%) Cloud Native
8 51 (2.24%) Public Cloud
9 49 (2.16%) Data Centre
10 42 (1.85%) Hedge funds
11 33 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 28 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 26 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
16 19 (0.84%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.70%) Algorithms
17 16 (0.70%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 564 (24.81%) Linux
2 195 (8.58%) Unix
3 150 (6.60%) Windows
4 60 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (2.42%) CentOS
6 47 (2.07%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 28 (1.23%) Android
9 26 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
10 22 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (0.35%) AIX
15 8 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.26%) Solaris
17 5 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
18 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,048 (46.11%) DevOps
2 948 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
3 638 (28.07%) Microservices
4 422 (18.57%) Software Engineering
5 328 (14.43%) TDD
6 289 (12.71%) Test Automation
7 280 (12.32%) Scrum
8 200 (8.80%) Asset Management
9 197 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
10 192 (8.45%) Infrastructure as Code
11 185 (8.14%) BDD
12 177 (7.79%) Investment Management
13 157 (6.91%) Configuration Management
14 137 (6.03%) Kanban
15 129 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
16 122 (5.37%) Continuous Delivery
17 116 (5.10%) Open Source
18 108 (4.75%) Continuous Deployment
19 98 (4.31%) Migration
20 92 (4.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 884 (38.89%) Java
2 744 (32.73%) Python
3 573 (25.21%) JavaScript
4 343 (15.09%) SQL
5 205 (9.02%) Bash Shell
6 194 (8.53%) Java 8
7 181 (7.96%) C#
8 174 (7.66%) TypeScript
9 137 (6.03%) Go
10 123 (5.41%) PHP
11 116 (5.10%) PowerShell
12 108 (4.75%) Kotlin
12 108 (4.75%) Ruby
13 80 (3.52%) Scala
14 69 (3.04%) Perl
15 62 (2.73%) C++
16 53 (2.33%) Shell Script
17 36 (1.58%) ES6
18 31 (1.36%) R
19 25 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 441 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 366 (16.10%) SC Cleared
3 82 (3.61%) Degree
4 56 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.36%) AWS Certification
6 19 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (0.70%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.53%) Sun Certification
9 11 (0.48%) ISEB
10 9 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.35%) CCA
11 8 (0.35%) CCNA
11 8 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.31%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.31%) RHCE
13 6 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.18%) CCNP
15 4 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.86%) QA
2 19 (0.84%) SLA
3 11 (0.48%) NIST
3 11 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.40%) GDPR
5 8 (0.35%) OASIS TOSCA
6 6 (0.26%) COBIT
6 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.13%) RMADS
8 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.088%) PMO
9 2 (0.088%) PSD2
9 2 (0.088%) WCAG
10 1 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.044%) NCSC
10 1 (0.044%) NIST 800
System Software
1 78 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 22 (0.97%) vSphere
7 19 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 19 (0.84%) KVM
8 17 (0.75%) HDFS
9 12 (0.53%) GlusterFS
9 12 (0.53%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.40%) LXC
11 8 (0.35%) NFS
12 7 (0.31%) Xen
13 6 (0.26%) Varnish
14 5 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.13%) vCloud
17 2 (0.088%) Apache Flume
17 2 (0.088%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,528 (67.22%) Kubernetes
2 715 (31.46%) Terraform
3 429 (18.87%) Ansible
4 206 (9.06%) Puppet
5 157 (6.91%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (4.66%) Prometheus
7 98 (4.31%) Grafana
8 61 (2.68%) Kibana
9 56 (2.46%) Packer
10 41 (1.80%) Consul
11 38 (1.67%) Rancher
12 33 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
13 30 (1.32%) logstash
14 29 (1.28%) Istio
15 22 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
16 19 (0.84%) Fluentd
17 15 (0.66%) Nagios
17 15 (0.66%) Rundeck
17 15 (0.66%) vRealize
17 15 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 157 (6.91%) Google
2 116 (5.10%) Oracle
3 112 (4.93%) Microsoft
4 103 (4.53%) VMware
5 90 (3.96%) Splunk
6 82 (3.61%) Atlassian
7 68 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 49 (2.16%) AppDynamics
9 47 (2.07%) Bloomberg
10 42 (1.85%) SAP
11 39 (1.72%) Cloudera
12 35 (1.54%) Cisco
13 33 (1.45%) Dell
13 33 (1.45%) Hortonworks
14 30 (1.32%) Databricks
15 21 (0.92%) Sybase
16 19 (0.84%) Juniper
17 18 (0.79%) EMC
17 18 (0.79%) HP
17 18 (0.79%) IBM