Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 31 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +15
Contract jobs citing Docker 3,229 2,251 5,312
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.35% 6.08% 6.38%
As % of the System Software category 44.35% 39.07% 41.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,412 1,717 3,896
10th Percentile £413 £404 £413
25th Percentile £470 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £538 £538
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% - +2.38%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £613
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £538
% change year-on-year - -2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 13
10th Percentile £34.00 £44.00 £43.31
25th Percentile £39.50 £46.25 £49.13
Median hourly rate £65.50 £50.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.00% - +1.35%
75th Percentile £71.00 £53.88 £53.75
90th Percentile £73.45 £56.35 £67.25
UK median hourly rate £57.78 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +15.56% - +1.35%

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 7,280 5,762 12,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.31% 15.57% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,067 3,945 8,810
10th Percentile £220 £194 £190
25th Percentile £380 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £580 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £640 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 251 498
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.13 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.55 £17.00 £16.74
Median % change year-on-year +9.12% +1.54% +3.25%
75th Percentile £39.50 £22.13 £29.31
90th Percentile £63.75 £47.25 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.14% +5.49%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +4 2,152 £550 - 834
South East +17 264 £500 +5.04% 224
North of England -25 204 £475 -9.52% 274
South West +21 167 £475 -9.52% 122
North West -14 123 £450 -14.29% 152
East of England +23 112 £525 +10.53% 85
Midlands -9 91 £525 +21.53% 126
West Midlands -10 60 £525 +22.09% 84
Yorkshire -17 55 £525 - 89
East Midlands +2 30 £525 +16.67% 42
North East -2 26 £543 +9.60% 33
Docker
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2,150 (66.58%) Kubernetes
2 1,448 (44.84%) DevOps
3 1,411 (43.70%) AWS
4 1,349 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1,157 (35.83%) Java
6 1,066 (33.01%) Terraform
7 1,045 (32.36%) Azure
8 975 (30.20%) Microservices
9 925 (28.65%) Python
10 826 (25.58%) Jenkins
11 789 (24.43%) JavaScript
12 716 (22.17%) Linux
13 675 (20.90%) Software Engineering
14 660 (20.44%) Git (software)
15 644 (19.94%) Finance
16 641 (19.85%) Node.js
17 621 (19.23%) Ansible
18 534 (16.54%) TDD
19 525 (16.26%) React
20 488 (15.11%) Web Services
21 487 (15.08%) Security Cleared
22 466 (14.43%) GCP
23 445 (13.78%) Spring
24 431 (13.35%) SQL
25 424 (13.13%) Serverless
26 406 (12.57%) Social Skills
27 392 (12.14%) TypeScript
27 392 (12.14%) SC Cleared
28 390 (12.08%) Infrastructure as Code
29 371 (11.49%) 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
1 162 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
2 153 (4.74%) Confluence
3 123 (3.81%) Apache Spark
4 96 (2.97%) Apache
5 61 (1.89%) nginx
6 50 (1.55%) OpenStack
7 44 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 42 (1.30%) JBoss
9 38 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
10 30 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
11 26 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
11 26 (0.81%) Mule
11 26 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 23 (0.71%) CMS
13 19 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.56%) Camunda
15 15 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (0.40%) Drupal
17 12 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.22%) Figma
3 3 (0.093%) Adobe XD
3 3 (0.093%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.093%) Sketch
4 2 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.062%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.031%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 18 (0.56%) Magento
2 8 (0.25%) assyst
2 8 (0.25%) Shopify
3 7 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.12%) R3 Corda
4 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.062%) Summit
7 1 (0.031%) Maximo
7 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.031%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.031%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1,411 (43.70%) AWS
2 1,045 (32.36%) Azure
3 466 (14.43%) GCP
4 424 (13.13%) Serverless
5 323 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
6 276 (8.55%) Amazon S3
7 229 (7.09%) GitHub
8 223 (6.91%) Amazon SQS
9 215 (6.66%) OpenShift
10 191 (5.92%) PaaS
11 180 (5.57%) AWS Step Functions
12 148 (4.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 132 (4.09%) IaaS
14 118 (3.65%) Amazon EKS
15 112 (3.47%) SaaS
16 95 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
17 77 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
18 45 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
19 40 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 36 (1.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.83%) Firewall
2 58 (1.80%) DNS
3 42 (1.30%) HTTP
4 30 (0.93%) VPN
5 26 (0.81%) SSL
5 26 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 25 (0.77%) LAN
7 24 (0.74%) 3GPP
7 24 (0.74%) SGSN
7 24 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
8 19 (0.59%) Internet
9 17 (0.53%) WAN
10 16 (0.50%) IPv4
10 16 (0.50%) Wireless
11 14 (0.43%) Kerberos
12 12 (0.37%) Network Security
12 12 (0.37%) SAN
13 11 (0.34%) SSH
14 10 (0.31%) NAS
14 10 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (8.95%) PostgreSQL
2 236 (7.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 217 (6.72%) Amazon RDS
4 194 (6.01%) NoSQL
5 180 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 155 (4.80%) Big Data
7 149 (4.61%) MySQL
8 141 (4.37%) SQL Server
9 127 (3.93%) Relational Database
10 113 (3.50%) Hadoop
11 87 (2.69%) Redis
12 56 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 47 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
14 44 (1.36%) Apache Hive
15 41 (1.27%) Blockchain
16 40 (1.24%) BigQuery
17 37 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (1.08%) HBase
19 32 (0.99%) RDBMS
20 30 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 826 (25.58%) Jenkins
2 660 (20.44%) Git (software)
3 319 (9.88%) JIRA
4 232 (7.18%) Maven
5 209 (6.47%) GitLab
6 148 (4.58%) JUnit
7 145 (4.49%) Cucumber
8 107 (3.31%) Bitbucket
9 92 (2.85%) Selenium
9 92 (2.85%) TeamCity
10 91 (2.82%) Gradle
11 87 (2.69%) Mockito
11 87 (2.69%) SonarQube
12 79 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 77 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
14 73 (2.26%) webpack
15 60 (1.86%) Artifactory
16 59 (1.83%) CircleCI
17 44 (1.36%) IntelliJ
17 44 (1.36%) JMeter
General
1 644 (19.94%) Finance
2 406 (12.57%) Social Skills
3 280 (8.67%) Front Office
4 248 (7.68%) Banking
5 185 (5.73%) Public Sector
6 96 (2.97%) Retail
7 92 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
8 82 (2.54%) Investment Banking
9 73 (2.26%) Telecoms
10 55 (1.70%) Marketing
11 45 (1.39%) Influencing Skills
12 42 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
13 39 (1.21%) Electronics
14 37 (1.15%) Manufacturing
15 26 (0.81%) Games
16 22 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
17 18 (0.56%) Law
18 17 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.37%) Financial Institution
20 11 (0.34%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,488 (46.08%) Developer
2 616 (19.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 470 (14.56%) Java Developer
4 287 (8.89%) React Developer
5 226 (7.00%) Senior Developer
6 214 (6.63%) AWS Engineer
7 210 (6.50%) Architect
8 204 (6.32%) AWS Developer
9 197 (6.10%) Full Stack Developer
10 180 (5.57%) Software Engineer
11 161 (4.99%) Node.js Developer
12 152 (4.71%) AWS DevOps
13 136 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
14 133 (4.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 130 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
16 127 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
17 120 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
18 115 (3.56%) Python Developer
19 114 (3.53%) .NET Developer
20 94 (2.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 641 (19.85%) Node.js
2 525 (16.26%) React
3 488 (15.11%) Web Services
4 445 (13.78%) Spring
5 359 (11.12%) REST
6 326 (10.10%) Spring Boot
7 325 (10.07%) .NET
8 322 (9.97%) Kafka
9 242 (7.49%) HTML
10 239 (7.40%) CSS
11 226 (7.00%) AngularJS
12 188 (5.82%) .NET Core
13 179 (5.54%) RESTful
14 162 (5.02%) Material-UI
15 140 (4.34%) GraphQL
16 137 (4.24%) JSON
17 108 (3.34%) Elastic Stack
18 103 (3.19%) XML
19 101 (3.13%) Vue.js
20 80 (2.48%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 143 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
2 141 (4.37%) Cloud Native
3 113 (3.50%) User Experience
4 103 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 98 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 64 (1.98%) Algorithms
7 63 (1.95%) Data Structures
8 54 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 48 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
10 46 (1.42%) Derivative
11 42 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
12 36 (1.11%) Fixed Income
13 35 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
14 34 (1.05%) PKI
15 32 (0.99%) Mobile App
16 28 (0.87%) CMDB
17 27 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
18 25 (0.77%) Clustering
19 24 (0.74%) Virtual Team
20 22 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 716 (22.17%) Linux
2 182 (5.64%) Unix
3 164 (5.08%) Windows
4 92 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (1.30%) CentOS
6 40 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 22 (0.68%) Android
9 16 (0.50%) Solaris
10 14 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.43%) VMS
11 10 (0.31%) AIX
12 8 (0.25%) Debian
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,448 (44.84%) DevOps
2 1,349 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
3 975 (30.20%) Microservices
4 675 (20.90%) Software Engineering
5 534 (16.54%) TDD
6 390 (12.08%) Infrastructure as Code
7 371 (11.49%) Scrum
8 346 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
9 322 (9.97%) BDD
10 313 (9.69%) Test Automation
11 242 (7.49%) Asset Management
12 237 (7.34%) Investment Management
13 218 (6.75%) Open Source
14 216 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
15 182 (5.64%) Configuration Management
16 175 (5.42%) Migration
17 169 (5.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 159 (4.92%) MVC
19 156 (4.83%) Unit Testing
20 155 (4.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,157 (35.83%) Java
2 925 (28.65%) Python
3 789 (24.43%) JavaScript
4 431 (13.35%) SQL
5 392 (12.14%) TypeScript
6 311 (9.63%) C#
7 291 (9.01%) Bash Shell
8 230 (7.12%) Java 8
9 218 (6.75%) Go
10 183 (5.67%) Scala
11 181 (5.61%) PowerShell
12 145 (4.49%) PHP
13 123 (3.81%) Kotlin
13 123 (3.81%) Ruby
14 91 (2.82%) C++
15 80 (2.48%) Groovy
16 73 (2.26%) Shell Script
17 57 (1.77%) C
17 57 (1.77%) ES6
18 53 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 487 (15.08%) Security Cleared
2 392 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 139 (4.30%) Degree
4 80 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 39 (1.21%) AWS Certification
6 37 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.40%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.25%) RHCE
10 7 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.19%) CCNA
12 5 (0.15%) CCA
12 5 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.12%) CCNP
13 4 (0.12%) GIAC
13 4 (0.12%) ISEB
13 4 (0.12%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.12%) SANS
14 3 (0.093%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.88%) QA
2 44 (1.36%) Accessibility
3 26 (0.81%) OASIS TOSCA
4 25 (0.77%) GDPR
5 24 (0.74%) SLA
6 21 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.28%) NIST
8 8 (0.25%) WCAG
9 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.15%) COBIT
11 2 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.062%) ISO 15022
11 2 (0.062%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.062%) NCSC
11 2 (0.062%) PSD2
11 2 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.031%) HL7
12 1 (0.031%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 60 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.08%) KVM
4 34 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (0.96%) LXC
6 25 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.50%) HDFS
8 13 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.40%) Varnish
9 11 (0.34%) NFS
10 10 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
11 9 (0.28%) vSphere
12 8 (0.25%) Xen
13 6 (0.19%) Postfix
13 6 (0.19%) qmail
13 6 (0.19%) SRDF
14 5 (0.15%) iptables
14 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2,150 (66.58%) Kubernetes
2 1,066 (33.01%) Terraform
3 621 (19.23%) Ansible
4 233 (7.22%) Puppet
5 199 (6.16%) Prometheus
6 167 (5.17%) Grafana
7 154 (4.77%) Opscode Chef
8 81 (2.51%) Rancher
9 71 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
10 64 (1.98%) Packer
11 62 (1.92%) Kibana
12 55 (1.70%) Istio
13 37 (1.15%) logstash
14 33 (1.02%) Consul
15 25 (0.77%) Cloudify
16 24 (0.74%) Juju
17 22 (0.68%) Fluentd
18 18 (0.56%) MIIS
19 17 (0.53%) Nagios
20 16 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 245 (7.59%) Oracle
2 206 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 203 (6.29%) Google
4 135 (4.18%) Red Hat
5 90 (2.79%) VMware
6 85 (2.63%) Splunk
7 82 (2.54%) Atlassian
8 54 (1.67%) SAP
9 51 (1.58%) Cisco
9 51 (1.58%) IBM
10 45 (1.39%) AppDynamics
11 38 (1.18%) New Relic
12 33 (1.02%) Dynatrace
13 30 (0.93%) Databricks
14 29 (0.90%) Juniper
15 28 (0.87%) Cloudera
16 26 (0.81%) Adobe
16 26 (0.81%) Mirantis
16 26 (0.81%) MuleSoft
17 24 (0.74%) Ericsson