Period
to 28 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 January 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
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 35 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 +41
Contract jobs citing Docker 3,743 5,929 3,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.20% 6.01% 3.95%
As % of the System Software category 33.41% 39.10% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,763 4,308 2,968
UK median daily rate £538 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.09% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £401 £400 £388
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.10% +5.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 10
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -18.13% -8.56%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £78.18 £53.88 £46.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -1.16% -8.02%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11,204 15,162 12,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.36% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,338 9,985 8,279
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% +4.94%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -1.19% +12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 792 703
UK median hourly rate £17.08 £16.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.80 £45.05 £45.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.35% +2.47% -

Docker
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Docker in the UK

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Docker in the UK

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Docker over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Docker in the UK

Docker
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Docker in the UK

Docker
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Docker over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Docker in the UK

Docker
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 28 January 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
England -2 3,547 £550 - 1,802
London -4 2,130 £550 - 918
UK excluding London -4 1,529 £500 +0.10% 995
North of England +7 456 £475 -5.00% 312
South East -9 356 £500 - 204
South West +6 306 £527 +5.40% 117
North West +12 259 £475 -13.64% 176
Midlands -16 175 £475 - 146
Yorkshire -2 134 £475 +5.56% 98
West Midlands -23 107 £500 +6.38% 96
East of England +2 104 £500 - 104
Scotland -38 73 £450 -14.29% 62
East Midlands -13 67 £423 -11.05% 49
North East -1 64 £430 -14.00% 38
Wales +17 49 £475 +11.76% 48
Northern Ireland +17 14 £575 +24.32% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 with a requirement for Docker.

1 2,112 (56.43%) Kubernetes
2 1,985 (53.03%) DevOps
3 1,622 (43.33%) AWS
4 1,601 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
5 1,371 (36.63%) Java
6 1,309 (34.97%) Python
7 1,224 (32.70%) Microservices
8 1,143 (30.54%) Jenkins
9 1,089 (29.09%) Azure
10 1,063 (28.40%) Linux
11 1,052 (28.11%) Terraform
12 927 (24.77%) Ansible
13 858 (22.92%) Git (software)
14 699 (18.67%) JavaScript
15 574 (15.34%) Node.js
16 533 (14.24%) Finance
17 532 (14.21%) TDD
18 519 (13.87%) Scrum
19 507 (13.55%) SQL
20 504 (13.47%) Spring
21 503 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
22 486 (12.98%) Puppet
23 481 (12.85%) Security Cleared
24 469 (12.53%) GCP
25 461 (12.32%) REST
26 441 (11.78%) Web Services
27 439 (11.73%) Test Automation
28 432 (11.54%) Software Engineering
29 421 (11.25%) C#
30 407 (10.87%) AngularJS

Docker
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
1 247 (6.60%) Elasticsearch
2 212 (5.66%) Confluence
3 143 (3.82%) Apache
4 142 (3.79%) Apache Spark
5 121 (3.23%) nginx
6 70 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 47 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 46 (1.23%) OpenStack
9 42 (1.12%) IIS
10 39 (1.04%) JBoss
11 33 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
12 22 (0.59%) CMS
13 20 (0.53%) SAS
14 15 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
15 14 (0.37%) Camunda
15 14 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.32%) Jupyter
17 10 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (0.21%) Drupal
19 7 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (0.32%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.29%) GIMP
3 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.053%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.027%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
2 7 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.11%) Magento
6 3 (0.080%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.080%) Eikon
7 2 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.053%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.027%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.027%) Finacle
8 1 (0.027%) RMDS
8 1 (0.027%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.027%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.027%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,622 (43.33%) AWS
2 1,089 (29.09%) Azure
3 469 (12.53%) GCP
4 343 (9.16%) OpenShift
5 335 (8.95%) Serverless
6 286 (7.64%) GitHub
7 257 (6.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 239 (6.39%) AWS Lambda
9 237 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
10 204 (5.45%) Amazon S3
11 166 (4.43%) Amazon ECS
12 149 (3.98%) PaaS
13 122 (3.26%) SaaS
14 110 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
15 95 (2.54%) IaaS
16 88 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 60 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 59 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
19 55 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
20 48 (1.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 95 (2.54%) HTTP
2 77 (2.06%) DNS
3 72 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 66 (1.76%) VPN
5 65 (1.74%) SSL
6 51 (1.36%) Firewall
7 26 (0.69%) Internet
7 26 (0.69%) Kerberos
8 17 (0.45%) FTP
8 17 (0.45%) Network Security
9 14 (0.37%) DSL
9 14 (0.37%) MQTT
9 14 (0.37%) SSH
10 13 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.32%) DHCP
12 8 (0.21%) SAN
13 7 (0.19%) DMZ
13 7 (0.19%) Junos
13 7 (0.19%) SMTP
13 7 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (8.66%) PostgreSQL
2 310 (8.28%) MySQL
3 273 (7.29%) NoSQL
4 263 (7.03%) MongoDB
5 206 (5.50%) Big Data
6 185 (4.94%) SQL Server
7 161 (4.30%) Hadoop
8 156 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
9 133 (3.55%) Relational Database
10 113 (3.02%) Amazon Redshift
10 113 (3.02%) Redis
11 72 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 67 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
13 52 (1.39%) Apache Hive
14 43 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 42 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
16 41 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
17 40 (1.07%) Data Lake
18 31 (0.83%) Pentaho
19 29 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,143 (30.54%) Jenkins
2 858 (22.92%) Git (software)
3 330 (8.82%) JIRA
4 253 (6.76%) GitLab
5 204 (5.45%) Maven
6 189 (5.05%) Selenium
7 158 (4.22%) Cucumber
8 152 (4.06%) Artifactory
9 147 (3.93%) Bitbucket
10 133 (3.55%) Gradle
11 121 (3.23%) JUnit
12 116 (3.10%) TeamCity
13 113 (3.02%) SonarQube
14 97 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 90 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
16 89 (2.38%) gulp
17 88 (2.35%) Mockito
18 81 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
18 81 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
19 73 (1.95%) CircleCI
General
1 533 (14.24%) Finance
2 246 (6.57%) Banking
3 224 (5.98%) Public Sector
4 150 (4.01%) Front Office
5 71 (1.90%) Retail
6 54 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 53 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 41 (1.10%) Marketing
9 27 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.64%) Publishing
11 22 (0.59%) Games
12 21 (0.56%) Electronics
12 21 (0.56%) Law
13 16 (0.43%) Legal
14 14 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.29%) Automotive
16 9 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.21%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.16%) Back Office
19 4 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,512 (40.40%) Developer
2 1,033 (27.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 527 (14.08%) Java Developer
4 318 (8.50%) AWS Engineer
5 269 (7.19%) AWS DevOps
6 238 (6.36%) Senior Developer
7 222 (5.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 171 (4.57%) Python Developer
9 167 (4.46%) Architect
10 166 (4.43%) Senior DevOps
11 156 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 151 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
13 145 (3.87%) Azure Engineer
13 145 (3.87%) React Developer
14 143 (3.82%) AWS Developer
15 136 (3.63%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 124 (3.31%) Software Engineer
17 122 (3.26%) .NET Developer
18 119 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
19 117 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (15.34%) Node.js
2 504 (13.47%) Spring
3 461 (12.32%) REST
4 441 (11.78%) Web Services
5 407 (10.87%) AngularJS
6 406 (10.85%) React
7 391 (10.45%) Spring Boot
8 385 (10.29%) Kafka
9 369 (9.86%) .NET
10 301 (8.04%) HTML
11 290 (7.75%) CSS
12 213 (5.69%) JSON
13 205 (5.48%) RESTful
14 177 (4.73%) .NET Core
15 164 (4.38%) Elastic Stack
16 148 (3.95%) Redux
17 142 (3.79%) RabbitMQ
18 134 (3.58%) SOAP
19 127 (3.39%) GraphQL
20 123 (3.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 320 (8.55%) Greenfield Project
2 148 (3.95%) Public Cloud
3 132 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 97 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 97 (2.59%) Fixed Income
6 93 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
7 86 (2.30%) Derivative
8 81 (2.16%) User Experience
9 79 (2.11%) Cloud Native
10 69 (1.84%) Algorithms
11 64 (1.71%) Equities
12 52 (1.39%) PKI
13 47 (1.26%) Virtual Team
14 45 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
15 41 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
16 39 (1.04%) Blog
17 36 (0.96%) Data Structures
18 35 (0.94%) Hedge funds
19 32 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,063 (28.40%) Linux
2 279 (7.45%) Windows
3 243 (6.49%) Unix
4 170 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 104 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 85 (2.27%) Ubuntu
7 66 (1.76%) CentOS
8 37 (0.99%) Android
9 33 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 21 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.51%) CoreOS
12 16 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.40%) Debian
14 14 (0.37%) Solaris
14 14 (0.37%) VMS
15 12 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (0.13%) DC/OS
19 4 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,985 (53.03%) DevOps
2 1,601 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,224 (32.70%) Microservices
4 532 (14.21%) TDD
5 519 (13.87%) Scrum
6 503 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
7 439 (11.73%) Test Automation
8 432 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 336 (8.98%) Infrastructure as Code
10 317 (8.47%) Configuration Management
11 306 (8.18%) Open Source
12 260 (6.95%) BDD
13 243 (6.49%) Migration
14 227 (6.06%) Kanban
15 209 (5.58%) Continuous Delivery
16 187 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
17 177 (4.73%) Analytics
18 174 (4.65%) Front End Development
19 165 (4.41%) Mentoring
20 159 (4.25%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,371 (36.63%) Java
2 1,309 (34.97%) Python
3 699 (18.67%) JavaScript
4 507 (13.55%) SQL
5 421 (11.25%) C#
6 387 (10.34%) Bash Shell
7 328 (8.76%) Java 8
8 276 (7.37%) Ruby
9 223 (5.96%) TypeScript
10 222 (5.93%) PowerShell
11 208 (5.56%) Go
12 163 (4.35%) PHP
13 139 (3.71%) Scala
14 119 (3.18%) Shell Script
15 114 (3.05%) Perl
16 106 (2.83%) R
17 92 (2.46%) C++
18 91 (2.43%) Groovy
19 67 (1.79%) ES6
20 62 (1.66%) C
Qualifications
1 481 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 373 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 128 (3.42%) Degree
4 74 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 53 (1.42%) AWS Certification
6 41 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (0.64%) Master's Degree
8 22 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (0.45%) MCSA
10 16 (0.43%) CISSP
11 12 (0.32%) CCA
12 10 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.24%) CISM
14 8 (0.21%) CISA
14 8 (0.21%) CISMP
14 8 (0.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 8 (0.21%) ISSMP
14 8 (0.21%) OCPJP
14 8 (0.21%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.29%) QA
2 28 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.43%) NIST
5 11 (0.29%) WCAG
6 10 (0.27%) NCSC
7 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (0.24%) SLA
8 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.11%) GDPR
10 4 (0.11%) GxP
11 3 (0.080%) HL7
11 3 (0.080%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.053%) COBIT
12 2 (0.053%) PSD2
13 1 (0.027%) DICOM
13 1 (0.027%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 89 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.67%) vSphere
6 23 (0.61%) LXC
6 23 (0.61%) VirtualBox
7 17 (0.45%) NFS
8 16 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (0.35%) Gluster
10 11 (0.29%) GlusterFS
11 10 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.24%) KVM
13 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.080%) Xen
15 2 (0.053%) etcd
15 2 (0.053%) OpenIDM
15 2 (0.053%) Varnish
15 2 (0.053%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2,112 (56.43%) Kubernetes
2 1,052 (28.11%) Terraform
3 927 (24.77%) Ansible
4 486 (12.98%) Puppet
5 330 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
6 131 (3.50%) Packer
7 102 (2.73%) Docker Swarm
8 101 (2.70%) Prometheus
9 95 (2.54%) Grafana
10 75 (2.00%) Kibana
11 65 (1.74%) Rancher
12 50 (1.34%) Salt
13 46 (1.23%) Consul
14 37 (0.99%) Nagios
15 33 (0.88%) logstash
16 28 (0.75%) Istio
17 20 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
17 20 (0.53%) HAProxy
18 19 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 19 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 305 (8.15%) Google
2 260 (6.95%) Microsoft
3 161 (4.30%) VMware
4 140 (3.74%) Red Hat
5 132 (3.53%) Oracle
6 107 (2.86%) Splunk
7 81 (2.16%) Atlassian
8 76 (2.03%) Cloudera
9 61 (1.63%) New Relic
10 57 (1.52%) Hortonworks
11 33 (0.88%) Databricks
12 32 (0.85%) SAP
13 30 (0.80%) IBM
14 29 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
15 27 (0.72%) Cisco
16 20 (0.53%) SaltStack
17 19 (0.51%) AppDynamics
18 18 (0.48%) Citrix
19 17 (0.45%) ServiceNow
20 14 (0.37%) Tableau