Period
to 12 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Docker Swarm skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Docker Swarm over the 6 months to 12 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 Swarm
UK
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 623 560 738
Rank change year-on-year -63 +178 +9
Contract jobs citing Docker Swarm 69 55 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.70% 0.84% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 90
10th Percentile £497 £413 £436
25th Percentile £500 £484 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £525 £575
Median % change year-on-year +3.81% -8.70% -
75th Percentile £613 £600 £650
90th Percentile £751 £645 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £525 £528
% change year-on-year +2.86% -0.47% +0.48%

Docker Swarm is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 9,801 6,578 13,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.99% 15.02% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,930 4,588 9,046
10th Percentile £350 £300 £308
25th Percentile £425 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £679 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 168 313
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.48 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +97.50% +6.67% +0.78%
75th Percentile £52.25 £30.94 £34.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £49.43 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.92 £19.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +17.54% +15.56% -3.38%

Docker Swarm
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Docker Swarm as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Docker Swarm in the UK

Docker Swarm
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Docker Swarm.

Daily rate trend for Docker Swarm in the UK

Docker Swarm
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Docker Swarm over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Docker Swarm in the UK

Docker Swarm
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Docker Swarm within the UK over the 6 months to 12 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
England -39 61 £545 +3.81% 25
Work from Home -234 38 £550 -8.33% 2
UK excluding London +4 37 £540 +2.86% 17
East of England +26 23 £575 +4.55% 2
London -74 19 £550 - 12
North of England +3 4 - - 3
North West -15 4 - - 2
Midlands -18 4 £650 +44.44% 6
South East +1 3 - - 2
West Midlands -14 3 - - 5
Scotland -29 2 £525 - 2
South West +19 1 £401 -33.25%
East Midlands - 1 £650 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Docker Swarm 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 with a requirement for Docker Swarm.

1 69 (100.00%) Docker
2 50 (72.46%) Kubernetes
3 45 (65.22%) DevOps
4 39 (56.52%) Terraform
4 39 (56.52%) Python
5 37 (53.62%) Ansible
6 33 (47.83%) AWS
6 33 (47.83%) Linux
7 31 (44.93%) Jenkins
8 30 (43.48%) Open Source
9 24 (34.78%) Red Hat
10 23 (33.33%) JSON
10 23 (33.33%) OpenStack
10 23 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 23 (33.33%) Prometheus
11 22 (31.88%) Grafana
11 22 (31.88%) KVM
11 22 (31.88%) Juju
11 22 (31.88%) Software-Defined Networking
11 22 (31.88%) LXC
11 22 (31.88%) Cloudify
11 22 (31.88%) OASIS TOSCA
11 22 (31.88%) Mirantis
11 22 (31.88%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (31.88%) Spine.js
11 22 (31.88%) SGSN
11 22 (31.88%) YAML
11 22 (31.88%) Derivative
11 22 (31.88%) 3GPP
11 22 (31.88%) Cisco

Docker Swarm
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 9 (13.04%) Confluence
3 6 (8.70%) nginx
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.90%) JBoss
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 33 (47.83%) AWS
2 18 (26.09%) Azure
3 16 (23.19%) Amazon ECS
4 15 (21.74%) Amazon EKS
5 10 (14.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (10.14%) GCP
7 5 (7.25%) IaaS
8 3 (4.35%) NuGet
9 2 (2.90%) GitHub
9 2 (2.90%) Google Docs
9 2 (2.90%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (2.90%) Slack
10 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.45%) Datadog
10 1 (1.45%) Microsoft 365
10 1 (1.45%) PaaS
10 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) 3GPP
1 22 (31.88%) SGSN
1 22 (31.88%) Software-Defined Networking
2 4 (5.80%) Firewall
2 4 (5.80%) HTTP
2 4 (5.80%) SSL
3 2 (2.90%) DMZ
3 2 (2.90%) Skype
4 1 (1.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.45%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.25%) MySQL
2 5 (7.25%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (44.93%) Jenkins
2 17 (24.64%) Artifactory
3 13 (18.84%) GitLab
3 13 (18.84%) JIRA
4 12 (17.39%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
6 7 (10.14%) SonarQube
7 6 (8.70%) Bitbucket
8 5 (7.25%) Maven
9 4 (5.80%) fastlane
9 4 (5.80%) Flyway
9 4 (5.80%) Gradle
10 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.45%) Subversion
11 1 (1.45%) Terragrunt
11 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
11 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (15.94%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.25%) Finance
5 4 (5.80%) Social Skills
6 3 (4.35%) Banking
6 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (55.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (28.99%) Cloud Engineer
3 16 (23.19%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Consultant
5 3 (4.35%) Developer
5 3 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (4.35%) Python Developer
5 3 (4.35%) Python Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Lead DevOps
6 2 (2.90%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (1.45%) Analyst
7 1 (1.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (1.45%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.45%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (1.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.33%) JSON
2 22 (31.88%) Spine.js
2 22 (31.88%) XML
2 22 (31.88%) YAML
3 7 (10.14%) REST
4 5 (7.25%) Node.js
5 3 (4.35%) Django
5 3 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (4.35%) Flask
5 3 (4.35%) Keycloak
5 3 (4.35%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 22 (31.88%) Derivative
3 15 (21.74%) Cloud Native
4 5 (7.25%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.83%) Linux
2 9 (13.04%) CentOS
3 5 (7.25%) Windows
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.35%) Unix
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (1.45%) DC/OS
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (65.22%) DevOps
2 30 (43.48%) Open Source
3 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (24.64%) Configuration Management
4 17 (24.64%) Infrastructure as Code
5 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.94%) Release Management
7 8 (11.59%) Domain-Driven Design
7 8 (11.59%) OO
7 8 (11.59%) OOP
7 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (11.59%) TDD
8 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.25%) SDLC
10 4 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (5.80%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (5.80%) Task Automation
11 3 (4.35%) Availability Management
11 3 (4.35%) Data Science
11 3 (4.35%) Data-Driven Decision Making
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) Python
2 16 (23.19%) Groovy
3 12 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.70%) Java
4 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.70%) SQL
5 5 (7.25%) Ruby
6 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.90%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
1 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (31.88%) OASIS TOSCA
2 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 69 (100.00%) Docker
2 22 (31.88%) KVM
2 22 (31.88%) LXC
2 22 (31.88%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (15.94%) Varnish
4 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.90%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.45%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (72.46%) Kubernetes
2 39 (56.52%) Terraform
3 37 (53.62%) Ansible
4 23 (33.33%) Prometheus
5 22 (31.88%) Cloudify
5 22 (31.88%) Grafana
5 22 (31.88%) Juju
6 18 (26.09%) Puppet
7 10 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (8.70%) Packer
9 4 (5.80%) Mesos
10 3 (4.35%) CFEngine
10 3 (4.35%) Rancher
10 3 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (2.90%) Kibana
11 2 (2.90%) Rundeck
12 1 (1.45%) Consul
12 1 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (1.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Red Hat
2 22 (31.88%) Cisco
2 22 (31.88%) Ericsson
2 22 (31.88%) Juniper
2 22 (31.88%) Mirantis
3 9 (13.04%) VMware
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.80%) Oracle
5 2 (2.90%) Google
5 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.45%) hybris
6 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.45%) Splunk