Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 17 August 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 59 99
Rank change year-on-year +13 +40 +147
Contract jobs citing Docker 2,178 2,047 1,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.45% 3.72% 2.32%
As % of the System Software category 28.41% 26.56% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,487 1,313 875
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £375 £355 £325
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £55.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.55% +27.91% -
10th Percentile £21.85 £31.70 £36.60
90th Percentile £55.25 £59.50 £57.95
UK median hourly rate £44.57 £55.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year -18.97% +17.02% -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7,665 7,708 6,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.67% 14.01% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,680 4,470 3,729
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £150
90th Percentile £588 £556 £538
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 703 510
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.98 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.36 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.93% +2.23% -3.03%

Docker
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Docker as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Docker in the UK excluding London

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Docker in the UK excluding London

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Docker in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Docker in the UK excluding London

Docker
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Docker in the UK excluding London

Docker
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Docker in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Docker in the UK excluding London

Docker
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Docker within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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
South East +22 609 £490 +3.16% 211
North of England +9 606 £475 +6.74% 241
South West +19 365 £525 +16.67% 115
North West +22 303 £500 +11.11% 139
Yorkshire -6 250 £475 +8.57% 90
Midlands +5 248 £475 +5.56% 114
West Midlands +4 146 £495 +2.17% 73
East of England +17 136 £525 +5.00% 95
Scotland -4 100 £470 +1.95% 50
East Midlands +2 98 £423 -0.59% 41
Wales +20 90 £550 +15.79% 18
North East -3 52 £458 +8.93% 13
Northern Ireland +18 30 £513 +46.43% 18
Docker
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Docker.

1 1,300 (59.69%) DevOps
2 1,123 (51.56%) Kubernetes
3 993 (45.59%) Amazon AWS
4 985 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
5 821 (37.70%) Jenkins
6 804 (36.91%) Linux
7 732 (33.61%) Java
8 708 (32.51%) Git (software)
9 664 (30.49%) Ansible
10 615 (28.24%) Microservices
11 609 (27.96%) Python
12 589 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
13 453 (20.80%) Terraform
14 396 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
15 394 (18.09%) JavaScript
16 386 (17.72%) Puppet
17 324 (14.88%) SQL
18 318 (14.60%) Scrum
19 290 (13.31%) Test Automation
20 286 (13.13%) TDD
21 280 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
22 279 (12.81%) OpenShift
23 277 (12.72%) .NET
24 269 (12.35%) JIRA
25 253 (11.62%) Security Cleared
26 252 (11.57%) Node.js
27 246 (11.29%) AngularJS
28 239 (10.97%) Spring
29 234 (10.74%) Bash Shell
30 232 (10.65%) Configuration Management

Docker
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 (6.70%) Confluence
2 96 (4.41%) nginx
3 95 (4.36%) Apache
4 83 (3.81%) Tomcat
5 82 (3.76%) JBoss
6 80 (3.67%) OpenStack
7 72 (3.31%) Apache Spark
8 53 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
9 42 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
10 30 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.01%) Mule
12 19 (0.87%) CMS
12 19 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.83%) IIS
13 18 (0.83%) Jupyter
14 13 (0.60%) Apache Pig
14 13 (0.60%) Drupal
15 10 (0.46%) GeoServer
15 10 (0.46%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.41%) Anypoint
Applications
1 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.28%) GIMP
4 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.51%) assyst
2 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.092%) Actimize
6 2 (0.092%) Magento
6 2 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.046%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 993 (45.59%) Amazon AWS
2 589 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 279 (12.81%) OpenShift
4 184 (8.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 162 (7.44%) Serverless
6 127 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
7 122 (5.60%) PaaS
8 116 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 114 (5.23%) GitHub
10 113 (5.19%) Amazon S3
11 93 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
12 76 (3.49%) IaaS
13 63 (2.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 61 (2.80%) SaaS
15 60 (2.75%) Amazon ECS
16 53 (2.43%) Route 53
17 51 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
18 49 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 47 (2.16%) Slack
20 44 (2.02%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.41%) HTTP
2 62 (2.85%) DNS
2 62 (2.85%) SSL
3 43 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.56%) Internet
5 30 (1.38%) OpenVPN
6 28 (1.29%) WAN
7 26 (1.19%) LAN
8 19 (0.87%) Firewall
9 17 (0.78%) SAN
10 15 (0.69%) DSL
10 15 (0.69%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.60%) FTP
12 12 (0.55%) SSH
13 11 (0.51%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.32%) DHCP
14 7 (0.32%) Network Security
15 6 (0.28%) SNMP
15 6 (0.28%) VPN
16 5 (0.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (7.62%) MongoDB
2 163 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 144 (6.61%) SQL Server
4 137 (6.29%) MySQL
5 128 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 105 (4.82%) Big Data
7 101 (4.64%) Amazon RDS
8 99 (4.55%) Hadoop
9 85 (3.90%) Relational Database
10 58 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (1.93%) Apache Hive
12 41 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 29 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 29 (1.33%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.10%) HBase
16 23 (1.06%) MariaDB
17 21 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
18 20 (0.92%) Redis
19 19 (0.87%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 821 (37.70%) Jenkins
2 708 (32.51%) Git (software)
3 269 (12.35%) JIRA
4 156 (7.16%) Maven
5 128 (5.88%) JUnit
6 119 (5.46%) Selenium
7 116 (5.33%) GitLab
8 110 (5.05%) SonarQube
9 103 (4.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 99 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 98 (4.50%) Cucumber
12 86 (3.95%) Bitbucket
13 77 (3.54%) TeamCity
14 64 (2.94%) Mockito
15 60 (2.75%) Artifactory
16 53 (2.43%) Gradle
17 52 (2.39%) Vagrant
18 51 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 45 (2.07%) IntelliJ
19 45 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 193 (8.86%) Finance
2 88 (4.04%) Banking
3 69 (3.17%) Retail
4 31 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 21 (0.96%) Law
6 14 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 12 (0.55%) Automotive
8 10 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.41%) Marketing
10 8 (0.37%) Legal
11 7 (0.32%) Games
12 6 (0.28%) Electronics
12 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.18%) Publishing
14 3 (0.14%) Back Office
15 2 (0.092%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.092%) Military
16 1 (0.046%) French Language
16 1 (0.046%) Local Government
16 1 (0.046%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 708 (32.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 683 (31.36%) Developer
3 242 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 189 (8.68%) AWS Engineer
5 179 (8.22%) AWS DevOps
6 159 (7.30%) Architect
7 146 (6.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 144 (6.61%) Cloud Engineer
9 102 (4.68%) Platform Engineer
10 101 (4.64%) Senior Developer
11 99 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
12 89 (4.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 88 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
14 86 (3.95%) .NET Developer
15 72 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
16 69 (3.17%) Consultant
17 64 (2.94%) Software Engineer
18 63 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
19 61 (2.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
20 60 (2.75%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (12.72%) .NET
2 252 (11.57%) Node.js
3 246 (11.29%) AngularJS
4 239 (10.97%) Spring
5 186 (8.54%) Web Services
6 171 (7.85%) CSS
7 168 (7.71%) Spring Boot
8 162 (7.44%) React
9 155 (7.12%) HTML
10 145 (6.66%) RESTful
11 142 (6.52%) REST
12 135 (6.20%) .NET Core
13 118 (5.42%) Kafka
14 100 (4.59%) JSON
15 81 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
16 78 (3.58%) XML
17 75 (3.44%) Hibernate
18 68 (3.12%) .NET Framework
18 68 (3.12%) Redux
19 66 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
2 70 (3.21%) Public Cloud
3 53 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
4 49 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (2.11%) Cloud Native
6 41 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 30 (1.38%) User Experience
9 29 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
11 26 (1.19%) Management Information System
12 24 (1.10%) Algorithms
13 21 (0.96%) Replication
14 20 (0.92%) Data Structures
14 20 (0.92%) PKI
15 17 (0.78%) Clustering
15 17 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
16 16 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
17 15 (0.69%) NHS
17 15 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 804 (36.91%) Linux
2 188 (8.63%) Unix
3 176 (8.08%) Windows
4 165 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (3.67%) CentOS
6 47 (2.16%) Ubuntu
7 44 (2.02%) Mac OS X
8 36 (1.65%) Windows Server
9 25 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 18 (0.83%) Solaris
11 12 (0.55%) Android
12 11 (0.51%) AIX
13 9 (0.41%) Debian
14 7 (0.32%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.23%) VMS
16 3 (0.14%) Mesosphere
17 2 (0.092%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.092%) Fedora
17 2 (0.092%) zOS
18 1 (0.046%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,300 (59.69%) DevOps
2 985 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
3 615 (28.24%) Microservices
4 396 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 318 (14.60%) Scrum
6 290 (13.31%) Test Automation
7 286 (13.13%) TDD
8 232 (10.65%) Configuration Management
9 202 (9.27%) Software Engineering
10 150 (6.89%) Infrastructure as Code
11 149 (6.84%) Kanban
11 149 (6.84%) Open Source
12 143 (6.57%) BDD
12 143 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
13 137 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
14 124 (5.69%) Continuous Deployment
15 122 (5.60%) Migration
16 113 (5.19%) Analytics
17 105 (4.82%) Unit Testing
18 101 (4.64%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 732 (33.61%) Java
2 609 (27.96%) Python
3 394 (18.09%) JavaScript
4 324 (14.88%) SQL
5 234 (10.74%) Bash Shell
6 222 (10.19%) C#
7 179 (8.22%) Java 8
8 120 (5.51%) PowerShell
9 112 (5.14%) Ruby
10 111 (5.10%) PHP
11 73 (3.35%) Groovy
11 73 (3.35%) Perl
12 56 (2.57%) Go
12 56 (2.57%) Scala
12 56 (2.57%) Shell Script
12 56 (2.57%) TypeScript
13 41 (1.88%) C
14 39 (1.79%) R
15 37 (1.70%) C++
16 34 (1.56%) ES6
Qualifications
1 253 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 175 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 67 (3.08%) Degree
4 54 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 27 (1.24%) AWS Certification
8 10 (0.46%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.41%) RHCE
9 9 (0.41%) RHCSA
10 8 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.37%) PhD
10 8 (0.37%) SANS
11 6 (0.28%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.18%) CISSP
14 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.092%) CCIE
15 2 (0.092%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.40%) QA
2 13 (0.60%) NIST
3 12 (0.55%) GDPR
4 11 (0.51%) SLA
5 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.28%) GxP
7 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.14%) PSD2
8 3 (0.14%) WCAG
9 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.046%) HL7
10 1 (0.046%) NCSC
System Software
1 96 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 61 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.52%) LXC
4 29 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (1.06%) Gluster
6 22 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (0.87%) HDFS
8 17 (0.78%) NFS
9 16 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 14 (0.64%) Hyper-V
11 13 (0.60%) VirtualBox
12 12 (0.55%) vSphere
13 6 (0.28%) oVirt
14 5 (0.23%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.23%) Snort
15 4 (0.18%) GlusterFS
15 4 (0.18%) KVM
15 4 (0.18%) Xen
16 3 (0.14%) OpenAM
16 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,123 (51.56%) Kubernetes
2 664 (30.49%) Ansible
3 453 (20.80%) Terraform
4 386 (17.72%) Puppet
5 280 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
6 85 (3.90%) Prometheus
7 77 (3.54%) Grafana
8 71 (3.26%) Packer
9 50 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
10 36 (1.65%) Rancher
11 30 (1.38%) FreeIPA
12 29 (1.33%) HAProxy
12 29 (1.33%) Salt
13 27 (1.24%) Kibana
14 26 (1.19%) Consul
15 15 (0.69%) CloudForms
15 15 (0.69%) Mesos
16 14 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
17 12 (0.55%) Graphite
17 12 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 171 (7.85%) Red Hat
2 140 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 133 (6.11%) Oracle
4 127 (5.83%) VMware
5 126 (5.79%) Google
6 83 (3.81%) Splunk
7 78 (3.58%) Atlassian
8 53 (2.43%) Black Duck
9 36 (1.65%) Cloudera
10 33 (1.52%) Cisco
11 26 (1.19%) IBM
12 25 (1.15%) Zend
13 24 (1.10%) SAP
14 22 (1.01%) New Relic
15 20 (0.92%) AppDynamics
16 19 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (0.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
17 18 (0.83%) WSO2
18 17 (0.78%) MuleSoft
19 16 (0.73%) Hortonworks