Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 49 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 +30 +81
Contract jobs citing Docker 1,461 2,334 1,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.87% 4.41% 2.88%
As % of the System Software category 23.61% 29.13% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,013 1,531 1,001
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +3.20% +7.56%
10th Percentile £363 £369 £350
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% -3.74%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% -3.74%

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 6,187 8,011 6,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.37% 15.15% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,799 4,776 3,992
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.03% +10.36%
10th Percentile £153 £160 £148
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 598 541
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.40 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.02 £44.83 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.81% - -

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 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
North of England +7 430 £475 -5.00% 296
South East -9 338 £500 - 246
South West +6 299 £530 +5.98% 132
North West +15 247 £498 -9.55% 172
Midlands -17 172 £470 -1.05% 152
Yorkshire -3 106 £475 +5.56% 96
West Midlands -27 105 £490 +5.38% 82
East of England +1 90 £500 -1.96% 123
North East +8 78 £430 -14.00% 28
Scotland -28 76 £450 -10.00% 86
East Midlands -8 64 £425 -10.53% 69
Wales +5 54 £500 +11.11% 43
Northern Ireland +16 8 £575 +9.52% 12
Channel Islands - 1 £425 - 1
Docker
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Docker.

1 846 (57.91%) DevOps
2 811 (55.51%) Kubernetes
3 625 (42.78%) AWS
4 566 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
5 521 (35.66%) Java
6 515 (35.25%) Linux
7 512 (35.04%) Python
8 489 (33.47%) Ansible
9 486 (33.26%) Jenkins
10 453 (31.01%) Azure
11 433 (29.64%) Terraform
12 369 (25.26%) Git (software)
13 358 (24.50%) Microservices
14 261 (17.86%) JavaScript
15 254 (17.39%) Puppet
16 233 (15.95%) Scrum
17 224 (15.33%) Bash Shell
17 224 (15.33%) Node.js
18 211 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
19 201 (13.76%) Test Automation
20 194 (13.28%) SQL
21 190 (13.00%) Security Cleared
22 175 (11.98%) Windows
23 174 (11.91%) C#
24 173 (11.84%) Spring
24 173 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
25 168 (11.50%) React
26 164 (11.23%) Software Engineering
27 158 (10.81%) REST
28 152 (10.40%) 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 87 (5.95%) Confluence
2 70 (4.79%) Apache
3 58 (3.97%) nginx
4 53 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (2.40%) Tomcat
6 34 (2.33%) Apache Spark
7 29 (1.98%) OpenStack
8 27 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.44%) JBoss
10 17 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.68%) IIS
12 9 (0.62%) CMS
12 9 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.34%) Drupal
15 4 (0.27%) GemFire
15 4 (0.27%) Jetty
15 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (0.62%) GIMP
1 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.21%) Eikon
3 3 (0.21%) Magento
4 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.068%) Finacle
5 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.068%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 625 (42.78%) AWS
2 453 (31.01%) Azure
3 140 (9.58%) OpenShift
4 135 (9.24%) GCP
4 135 (9.24%) Serverless
5 91 (6.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 87 (5.95%) PaaS
7 82 (5.61%) GitHub
8 79 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
8 79 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
9 67 (4.59%) Amazon S3
10 61 (4.18%) SaaS
11 58 (3.97%) IaaS
12 49 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 43 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
14 29 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 29 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
14 29 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
16 22 (1.51%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.22%) DNS
2 39 (2.67%) HTTP
3 37 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.05%) SSL
5 29 (1.98%) Firewall
6 19 (1.30%) VPN
7 18 (1.23%) Kerberos
8 11 (0.75%) DSL
9 8 (0.55%) DHCP
9 8 (0.55%) Internet
9 8 (0.55%) Network Security
10 7 (0.48%) AMQP
10 7 (0.48%) SSH
11 6 (0.41%) Junos
12 5 (0.34%) BGP
12 5 (0.34%) SAN
12 5 (0.34%) Skype
12 5 (0.34%) VXLAN
13 4 (0.27%) FTP
13 4 (0.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (9.79%) MongoDB
2 141 (9.65%) MySQL
3 126 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (6.91%) SQL Server
5 83 (5.68%) Big Data
6 79 (5.41%) NoSQL
7 51 (3.49%) Hadoop
8 39 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
9 36 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 34 (2.33%) Relational Database
11 33 (2.26%) Redis
12 29 (1.98%) Pentaho
13 24 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (1.57%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.51%) MariaDB
16 17 (1.16%) Impala
17 16 (1.10%) Data Lake
18 14 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
19 11 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
20 10 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 486 (33.26%) Jenkins
2 369 (25.26%) Git (software)
3 146 (9.99%) JIRA
4 114 (7.80%) GitLab
5 91 (6.23%) Cucumber
6 85 (5.82%) Selenium
7 83 (5.68%) Bitbucket
8 64 (4.38%) Maven
9 60 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 51 (3.49%) Artifactory
11 49 (3.35%) TeamCity
12 47 (3.22%) SonarQube
13 46 (3.15%) Gradle
14 41 (2.81%) JUnit
15 40 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
16 37 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 36 (2.46%) Travis CI
17 36 (2.46%) Vagrant
18 27 (1.85%) webpack
19 26 (1.78%) gulp
General
1 121 (8.28%) Finance
2 103 (7.05%) Public Sector
3 43 (2.94%) Banking
4 25 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.37%) Retail
6 15 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.82%) Marketing
8 11 (0.75%) Publishing
9 9 (0.62%) Electronics
10 8 (0.55%) Law
11 6 (0.41%) Automotive
12 5 (0.34%) Games
13 4 (0.27%) Legal
14 3 (0.21%) Back Office
14 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.21%) Military
15 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.068%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.068%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 480 (32.85%) Developer
2 463 (31.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 151 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 133 (9.10%) AWS Engineer
5 105 (7.19%) AWS DevOps
6 92 (6.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 74 (5.07%) Senior Developer
8 67 (4.59%) Senior DevOps
9 66 (4.52%) Azure Engineer
10 65 (4.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 65 (4.45%) Software Engineer
11 64 (4.38%) Architect
12 52 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
12 52 (3.56%) Platform Engineer
13 49 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
13 49 (3.35%) Software Developer
14 47 (3.22%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 46 (3.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 46 (3.15%) React Developer
16 43 (2.94%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (15.33%) Node.js
2 173 (11.84%) Spring
3 168 (11.50%) React
4 158 (10.81%) REST
5 145 (9.92%) Spring Boot
6 141 (9.65%) HTML
7 139 (9.51%) CSS
8 137 (9.38%) .NET
9 130 (8.90%) AngularJS
10 120 (8.21%) Web Services
11 89 (6.09%) JSON
12 73 (5.00%) Kafka
13 65 (4.45%) .NET Core
13 65 (4.45%) RESTful
14 63 (4.31%) SOAP
15 61 (4.18%) RabbitMQ
16 60 (4.11%) XML
17 56 (3.83%) Elastic Stack
17 56 (3.83%) Vue.js
18 53 (3.63%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.93%) Public Cloud
2 68 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (3.63%) Data Centre
3 53 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 48 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.19%) Cloud Native
7 30 (2.05%) PKI
8 24 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.16%) User Experience
11 16 (1.10%) Private Cloud
12 12 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.68%) Replication
14 8 (0.55%) Clustering
15 7 (0.48%) Life Science
15 7 (0.48%) Management Information System
16 6 (0.41%) NHS
16 6 (0.41%) Wiki
17 5 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 515 (35.25%) Linux
2 175 (11.98%) Windows
3 114 (7.80%) Unix
4 79 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (3.97%) Windows Server
6 41 (2.81%) Ubuntu
7 34 (2.33%) CentOS
8 14 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.89%) VMS
10 9 (0.62%) Android
10 9 (0.62%) Solaris
11 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.27%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.27%) Debian
12 4 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.21%) AIX
13 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 846 (57.91%) DevOps
2 566 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (24.50%) Microservices
4 233 (15.95%) Scrum
5 211 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
6 201 (13.76%) Test Automation
7 164 (11.23%) Software Engineering
8 152 (10.40%) Configuration Management
9 149 (10.20%) Infrastructure as Code
10 136 (9.31%) TDD
11 129 (8.83%) Kanban
12 113 (7.73%) Migration
13 92 (6.30%) Open Source
14 84 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
15 81 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (5.48%) Mentoring
17 79 (5.41%) BDD
18 69 (4.72%) High Availability
19 53 (3.63%) Task Automation
20 50 (3.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 521 (35.66%) Java
2 512 (35.04%) Python
3 261 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 224 (15.33%) Bash Shell
5 194 (13.28%) SQL
6 174 (11.91%) C#
7 149 (10.20%) PowerShell
8 135 (9.24%) Ruby
9 95 (6.50%) PHP
10 93 (6.37%) Java 8
11 84 (5.75%) TypeScript
12 77 (5.27%) Shell Script
13 74 (5.07%) Perl
14 55 (3.76%) C++
15 50 (3.42%) Go
16 49 (3.35%) C
17 39 (2.67%) Groovy
18 26 (1.78%) Scala
19 19 (1.30%) PL/SQL
20 17 (1.16%) ES6
Qualifications
1 190 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 126 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.42%) DV Cleared
4 32 (2.19%) Degree
5 15 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 12 (0.82%) CCA
7 10 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.41%) CCNA
9 6 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.41%) RHCE
10 5 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.27%) CISSP
11 4 (0.27%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.27%) SANS
11 4 (0.27%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.31%) QA
2 6 (0.41%) SLA
3 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.21%) HL7
4 3 (0.21%) NCSC
4 3 (0.21%) NIST
5 2 (0.14%) GDPR
6 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.068%) PMO
6 1 (0.068%) PSD2
System Software
1 72 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 43 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.23%) LXC
5 15 (1.03%) vSphere
6 14 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.82%) NFS
8 8 (0.55%) Gluster
8 8 (0.55%) VirtualBox
9 7 (0.48%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.27%) KVM
11 4 (0.27%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.14%) HDFS
13 2 (0.14%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.14%) vCloud
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
14 1 (0.068%) Postfix
14 1 (0.068%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 811 (55.51%) Kubernetes
2 489 (33.47%) Ansible
3 433 (29.64%) Terraform
4 254 (17.39%) Puppet
5 173 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (3.97%) Docker Swarm
7 50 (3.42%) Rancher
8 44 (3.01%) Packer
9 37 (2.53%) Grafana
10 32 (2.19%) Prometheus
11 31 (2.12%) Salt
12 27 (1.85%) Kibana
12 27 (1.85%) Nagios
13 17 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
14 15 (1.03%) HAProxy
15 13 (0.89%) Consul
16 7 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
17 6 (0.41%) SCCM
17 6 (0.41%) vCenter Server
18 5 (0.34%) Mesos
Vendors
1 138 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 101 (6.91%) Google
2 101 (6.91%) VMware
3 73 (5.00%) Oracle
3 73 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 55 (3.76%) Cloudera
5 44 (3.01%) Atlassian
6 43 (2.94%) Splunk
7 29 (1.98%) New Relic
8 27 (1.85%) Hortonworks
9 13 (0.89%) AppDynamics
9 13 (0.89%) SAP
10 10 (0.68%) BEA
10 10 (0.68%) Coverity
11 9 (0.62%) EMC
11 9 (0.62%) IBM
11 9 (0.62%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.55%) Juniper
13 7 (0.48%) Cisco
13 7 (0.48%) Citrix