Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 25 31
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Docker 4,122 1,644 4,765
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.35% 6.42% 5.99%
As % of the System Software category 44.68% 44.06% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,094 1,255 3,528
10th Percentile £419 £383 £406
25th Percentile £475 £438 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £625
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 19
10th Percentile £39.50 £31.23 £34.80
25th Percentile £61.50 £31.25 £43.64
Median hourly rate £65.54 £35.00 £49.86
Median % change year-on-year +87.26% -29.80% -13.29%
75th Percentile £73.45 £39.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £81.25 £53.43 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £65.52 £37.00 £49.86
% change year-on-year +77.08% -25.79% -13.29%

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 9,225 3,731 12,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.21% 14.58% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,583 2,534 8,511
10th Percentile £200 £230 £176
25th Percentile £380 £375 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 138 529
10th Percentile £11.77 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.78 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.88 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.90% +11.72% -
75th Percentile £28.75 £40.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £63.83 £51.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.62
% change year-on-year -1.41% +6.83% +3.84%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 2,679 £550 - 967
North of England -17 343 £500 -4.76% 294
South East +16 311 £525 +5.00% 195
South West +22 233 £499 -9.25% 99
North West -13 180 £500 -4.76% 166
East of England +1 135 £550 +16.40% 102
Midlands -16 114 £525 +21.75% 151
Yorkshire -21 114 £500 -4.76% 89
West Midlands -9 89 £495 +14.58% 100
North East +6 49 £565 +14.14% 39
East Midlands -34 20 £540 +47.95% 51
Docker
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 2,809 (68.15%) Kubernetes
2 2,025 (49.13%) DevOps
3 1,866 (45.27%) AWS
4 1,700 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
5 1,526 (37.02%) Terraform
6 1,390 (33.72%) Java
7 1,278 (31.00%) Microservices
8 1,249 (30.30%) Azure
9 1,177 (28.55%) Jenkins
10 1,119 (27.15%) Python
11 986 (23.92%) JavaScript
12 900 (21.83%) Linux
13 886 (21.49%) Git (software)
14 853 (20.69%) Ansible
15 803 (19.48%) Software Engineering
16 763 (18.51%) Finance
17 696 (16.89%) React
18 679 (16.47%) Node.js
19 629 (15.26%) TDD
20 609 (14.77%) SQL
21 586 (14.22%) Infrastructure as Code
22 578 (14.02%) Spring
23 571 (13.85%) Social Skills
24 551 (13.37%) GCP
25 545 (13.22%) Full Stack Development
26 527 (12.79%) Serverless
27 517 (12.54%) Web Services
28 498 (12.08%) Security Cleared
29 481 (11.67%) Scrum
30 458 (11.11%) TypeScript

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
1 209 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
2 198 (4.80%) Confluence
3 191 (4.63%) Apache Spark
4 101 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 95 (2.30%) Apache
6 85 (2.06%) nginx
7 68 (1.65%) OpenStack
8 40 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
9 39 (0.95%) JBoss
10 30 (0.73%) CMS
11 25 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 25 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 19 (0.46%) IIS
12 19 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 18 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 18 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
14 16 (0.39%) Drupal
14 16 (0.39%) Mule
14 16 (0.39%) SharePoint
15 14 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.12%) Figma
3 4 (0.097%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.073%) GIMP
5 1 (0.024%) CPLEX
5 1 (0.024%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.024%) Sketch
5 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.024%) SPSS
5 1 (0.024%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 11 (0.27%) Magento
2 8 (0.19%) assyst
3 4 (0.097%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.049%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.049%) Shopify
6 1 (0.024%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,866 (45.27%) AWS
2 1,249 (30.30%) Azure
3 551 (13.37%) GCP
4 527 (12.79%) Serverless
5 380 (9.22%) AWS Lambda
6 376 (9.12%) GitHub
7 311 (7.54%) Amazon S3
8 270 (6.55%) PaaS
9 246 (5.97%) Amazon SQS
10 244 (5.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 240 (5.82%) OpenShift
12 208 (5.05%) AWS Step Functions
13 203 (4.92%) Amazon EKS
14 185 (4.49%) Amazon ECS
15 178 (4.32%) IaaS
16 175 (4.25%) SaaS
17 155 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
18 83 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 80 (1.94%) Route 53
20 60 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 109 (2.64%) DNS
2 95 (2.30%) Firewall
3 64 (1.55%) HTTP
4 46 (1.12%) VPN
5 45 (1.09%) SSL
6 35 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 27 (0.66%) Kerberos
8 26 (0.63%) LAN
9 23 (0.56%) Internet
10 21 (0.51%) Wireless
11 17 (0.41%) DHCP
11 17 (0.41%) Network Security
11 17 (0.41%) WAN
12 16 (0.39%) IPv4
12 16 (0.39%) SAN
13 15 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
14 14 (0.34%) VLAN
15 13 (0.32%) IPsec
15 13 (0.32%) SSH
16 12 (0.29%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (8.98%) PostgreSQL
2 298 (7.23%) NoSQL
3 271 (6.57%) Amazon RDS
4 260 (6.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 223 (5.41%) MongoDB
6 219 (5.31%) SQL Server
7 214 (5.19%) Big Data
8 213 (5.17%) MySQL
9 192 (4.66%) Relational Database
10 183 (4.44%) Hadoop
11 132 (3.20%) Redis
12 106 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 75 (1.82%) RDBMS
14 66 (1.60%) Apache Hive
15 48 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
15 48 (1.16%) BigQuery
15 48 (1.16%) Oracle Database
16 47 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
17 40 (0.97%) HBase
18 34 (0.82%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,177 (28.55%) Jenkins
2 886 (21.49%) Git (software)
3 419 (10.16%) JIRA
4 345 (8.37%) GitLab
5 343 (8.32%) Maven
6 182 (4.42%) Cucumber
7 171 (4.15%) Gradle
8 170 (4.12%) JUnit
9 163 (3.95%) Bitbucket
10 154 (3.74%) TeamCity
11 115 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
12 112 (2.72%) Selenium
13 108 (2.62%) Artifactory
14 92 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 91 (2.21%) Mockito
16 90 (2.18%) SonarQube
17 80 (1.94%) webpack
18 76 (1.84%) Subversion
19 73 (1.77%) CircleCI
20 70 (1.70%) Cypress.io
General
1 763 (18.51%) Finance
2 571 (13.85%) Social Skills
3 278 (6.74%) Banking
4 256 (6.21%) Front Office
5 245 (5.94%) Public Sector
6 135 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 98 (2.38%) Retail
8 88 (2.13%) Investment Banking
9 65 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 59 (1.43%) Marketing
11 58 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 57 (1.38%) Legal
13 51 (1.24%) Games
14 50 (1.21%) Presentation Skills
15 38 (0.92%) Electronics
16 34 (0.82%) Law
17 30 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
18 25 (0.61%) Manufacturing
19 23 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
20 20 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,614 (39.16%) Developer
2 907 (22.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 518 (12.57%) Java Developer
4 331 (8.03%) Architect
5 329 (7.98%) AWS Engineer
6 320 (7.76%) Software Engineer
7 238 (5.77%) React Developer
8 233 (5.65%) Senior Developer
9 216 (5.24%) AWS DevOps
10 194 (4.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 188 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
12 176 (4.27%) Azure Engineer
13 148 (3.59%) .NET Developer
14 138 (3.35%) Python Developer
15 135 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
16 133 (3.23%) AWS Developer
17 127 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
18 120 (2.91%) Cloud Architect
19 119 (2.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 113 (2.74%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 696 (16.89%) React
2 679 (16.47%) Node.js
3 578 (14.02%) Spring
4 517 (12.54%) Web Services
5 440 (10.67%) Spring Boot
6 439 (10.65%) Kafka
7 425 (10.31%) .NET
8 424 (10.29%) REST
9 338 (8.20%) CSS
10 333 (8.08%) HTML
11 285 (6.91%) AngularJS
12 264 (6.40%) RESTful
13 236 (5.73%) .NET Core
14 206 (5.00%) Material-UI
15 187 (4.54%) GraphQL
16 147 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
16 147 (3.57%) JSON
17 141 (3.42%) Vue.js
18 116 (2.81%) HTML5
19 110 (2.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 163 (3.95%) Cloud Native
2 161 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
3 136 (3.30%) Public Cloud
4 131 (3.18%) Data Protection Act
5 103 (2.50%) User Experience
6 101 (2.45%) Data Centre
7 84 (2.04%) Algorithms
8 80 (1.94%) Data Structures
9 76 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
10 68 (1.65%) Hedge funds
11 63 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 63 (1.53%) PKI
12 61 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
13 58 (1.41%) Legacy Applications
14 44 (1.07%) Fixed Income
15 40 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
16 39 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
17 37 (0.90%) Derivative
18 34 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 27 (0.66%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 900 (21.83%) Linux
2 204 (4.95%) Windows
3 201 (4.88%) Unix
4 110 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 36 (0.87%) CentOS
7 35 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.49%) VMS
9 15 (0.36%) Android
10 14 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 13 (0.32%) Solaris
12 10 (0.24%) Debian
12 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 9 (0.22%) AIX
13 9 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.15%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,025 (49.13%) DevOps
2 1,700 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,278 (31.00%) Microservices
4 803 (19.48%) Software Engineering
5 629 (15.26%) TDD
6 586 (14.22%) Infrastructure as Code
7 545 (13.22%) Full Stack Development
8 481 (11.67%) Scrum
9 403 (9.78%) Test Automation
10 392 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
11 373 (9.05%) BDD
12 283 (6.87%) Open Source
13 278 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
14 252 (6.11%) Configuration Management
15 234 (5.68%) Asset Management
16 227 (5.51%) Investment Management
17 202 (4.90%) Analytics
18 200 (4.85%) Kanban
18 200 (4.85%) Migration
19 198 (4.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,390 (33.72%) Java
2 1,119 (27.15%) Python
3 986 (23.92%) JavaScript
4 609 (14.77%) SQL
5 458 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 446 (10.82%) Bash Shell
7 440 (10.67%) C#
8 250 (6.07%) Go
9 242 (5.87%) PowerShell
10 236 (5.73%) Java 8
11 213 (5.17%) Scala
12 172 (4.17%) PHP
13 141 (3.42%) Groovy
14 124 (3.01%) Ruby
15 106 (2.57%) Java 11
16 105 (2.55%) Kotlin
17 99 (2.40%) C++
18 77 (1.87%) Shell Script
19 66 (1.60%) C
20 59 (1.43%) ES6
Qualifications
1 498 (12.08%) Security Cleared
2 388 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 153 (3.71%) Degree
4 80 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 49 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 40 (0.97%) AWS Certification
8 21 (0.51%) CISSP
9 7 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.17%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.17%) SANS
10 5 (0.12%) CCA
10 5 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.097%) CCNA
11 4 (0.097%) CISM
11 4 (0.097%) PhD
11 4 (0.097%) RHCE
12 3 (0.073%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.073%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (3.57%) QA
2 75 (1.82%) GDPR
3 51 (1.24%) Accessibility
4 26 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.58%) SLA
6 18 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.36%) NCSC
8 11 (0.27%) OASIS TOSCA
9 10 (0.24%) NIST
10 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.12%) COBIT
12 4 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.073%) FedRAMP
13 3 (0.073%) PSD2
14 2 (0.049%) Basel II
14 2 (0.049%) WCAG
15 1 (0.024%) DICOM
15 1 (0.024%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.024%) HL7
System Software
1 103 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 57 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 24 (0.58%) HDFS
5 20 (0.49%) KVM
6 19 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.44%) LXC
8 16 (0.39%) vSphere
9 14 (0.34%) Varnish
10 13 (0.32%) NFS
11 8 (0.19%) iptables
12 7 (0.17%) OpenAM
12 7 (0.17%) vCloud
12 7 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.15%) Ceph
13 6 (0.15%) Xen
14 5 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
14 5 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2,809 (68.15%) Kubernetes
2 1,526 (37.02%) Terraform
3 853 (20.69%) Ansible
4 322 (7.81%) Puppet
5 298 (7.23%) Prometheus
6 250 (6.07%) Grafana
7 157 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
8 107 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
9 96 (2.33%) Rancher
10 94 (2.28%) Packer
11 90 (2.18%) Kibana
12 61 (1.48%) Istio
13 47 (1.14%) Consul
13 47 (1.14%) logstash
14 25 (0.61%) Nagios
14 25 (0.61%) ZABBIX
15 22 (0.53%) MIIS
16 21 (0.51%) Graphite
17 17 (0.41%) Oozie
18 15 (0.36%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 306 (7.42%) Oracle
2 283 (6.87%) Microsoft
3 239 (5.80%) Google
4 161 (3.91%) Splunk
5 130 (3.15%) Red Hat
6 99 (2.40%) VMware
7 93 (2.26%) Atlassian
8 66 (1.60%) IBM
9 59 (1.43%) New Relic
10 53 (1.29%) AppDynamics
10 53 (1.29%) Dynatrace
11 51 (1.24%) Cisco
12 45 (1.09%) SAP
13 41 (0.99%) Databricks
14 40 (0.97%) MuleSoft
15 37 (0.90%) Hortonworks
16 34 (0.82%) Adobe
17 31 (0.75%) Cloudera
18 24 (0.58%) CA
19 23 (0.56%) Sybase