Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 83 221
Rank change year-on-year +39 +138 +419
Contract jobs citing Docker 4,557 2,491 1,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.51% 2.71% 1.15%
As % of the System Software category 34.17% 23.53% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,298 1,821 929
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +15.94%
10th Percentile £394 £350 £400
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £490
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.16% +32.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.75 -
% change year-on-year -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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,337 10,588 11,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 11.51% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,649 6,685 7,027
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +14.12%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 730 961
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.83 £46.76 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Docker in the UK

Docker
Top 16 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 21 April 2018. 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 +38 4,329 £525 +5.00% 1,118
London +23 2,790 £550 +4.76% 677
UK excluding London +77 1,710 £475 +5.56% 488
South East +63 483 £475 - 111
North of England +58 476 £450 +2.86% 164
Yorkshire +31 261 £430 +2.38% 72
Midlands +49 241 £500 +8.70% 63
South West +61 206 £500 +17.65% 52
North West +56 172 £500 +11.11% 84
East of England +54 151 £500 -9.09% 51
East Midlands +60 135 £475 +15.15% 27
Scotland +31 116 £462 +36.89% 23
West Midlands +8 102 £525 +14.13% 36
Wales +4 54 £475 +90.00% 15
North East +53 46 £500 +11.11% 8
Northern Ireland +4 6 £350 - 9

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 2,616 (57.41%) DevOps
2 2,289 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
3 2,073 (45.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1,854 (40.68%) Jenkins
5 1,853 (40.66%) Java
6 1,756 (38.53%) Linux
7 1,654 (36.30%) Ansible
8 1,621 (35.57%) Kubernetes
9 1,553 (34.08%) Python
10 1,416 (31.07%) Git (software)
11 1,168 (25.63%) Puppet
12 1,074 (23.57%) Microservices
13 1,056 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
14 1,015 (22.27%) TDD
15 993 (21.79%) JavaScript
16 975 (21.40%) Terraform
17 850 (18.65%) Opscode Chef
18 807 (17.71%) Node.js
19 767 (16.83%) Bash Shell
20 766 (16.81%) Configuration Management
21 744 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
22 673 (14.77%) Ruby
23 656 (14.40%) Web Services
24 606 (13.30%) Test Automation
25 602 (13.21%) Finance
26 592 (12.99%) BDD
27 587 (12.88%) REST
28 574 (12.60%) Scrum
29 570 (12.51%) NoSQL
30 560 (12.29%) Spring

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
1 357 (7.83%) Confluence
2 341 (7.48%) Apache
3 338 (7.42%) Elasticsearch
4 266 (5.84%) nginx
5 202 (4.43%) Apache Spark
5 202 (4.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 192 (4.21%) Tomcat
7 109 (2.39%) JBoss
8 97 (2.13%) OpenStack
9 79 (1.73%) WebLogic
10 44 (0.97%) Apache Pig
10 44 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 40 (0.88%) CMS
12 37 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 33 (0.72%) Apache Solr
14 25 (0.55%) Jetty
14 25 (0.55%) Mule ESB
15 23 (0.50%) MQSeries
16 22 (0.48%) IIS
16 22 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 18 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.37%) HipChat
3 7 (0.15%) GIMP
3 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.066%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 49 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
3 8 (0.18%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.11%) Magento
5 5 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.022%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.022%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.022%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.022%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,073 (45.49%) Amazon AWS
2 744 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 333 (7.31%) Amazon EC2
4 285 (6.25%) PaaS
5 277 (6.08%) Serverless
6 271 (5.95%) GitHub
7 262 (5.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 256 (5.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 250 (5.49%) Amazon S3
10 206 (4.52%) OpenShift
11 200 (4.39%) AWS Lambda
12 192 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 184 (4.04%) IaaS
14 131 (2.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 130 (2.85%) Route 53
16 115 (2.52%) npm
17 107 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
18 100 (2.19%) SaaS
19 80 (1.76%) Heroku
20 77 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 239 (5.24%) TCP/IP
2 228 (5.00%) HTTP
3 222 (4.87%) Firewall
4 193 (4.24%) DNS
5 159 (3.49%) SSL
6 101 (2.22%) Internet
7 56 (1.23%) VPN
8 52 (1.14%) FTP
9 51 (1.12%) Kerberos
9 51 (1.12%) Network Security
10 37 (0.81%) DSL
11 32 (0.70%) DHCP
12 25 (0.55%) SSH
13 19 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
14 17 (0.37%) SMTP
15 16 (0.35%) SMS
15 16 (0.35%) WAN
16 15 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
17 14 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
17 14 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 570 (12.51%) NoSQL
2 546 (11.98%) MongoDB
3 506 (11.10%) PostgreSQL
4 333 (7.31%) Hadoop
5 330 (7.24%) MySQL
6 318 (6.98%) Big Data
7 253 (5.55%) SQL Server
8 193 (4.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 184 (4.04%) Relational Database
10 171 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
11 150 (3.29%) Redis
12 85 (1.87%) RDBMS
13 78 (1.71%) Apache Hive
14 76 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 71 (1.56%) HBase
16 64 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
17 54 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
18 47 (1.03%) DB2
19 43 (0.94%) Couchbase
20 31 (0.68%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,854 (40.68%) Jenkins
2 1,416 (31.07%) Git (software)
3 551 (12.09%) JIRA
4 417 (9.15%) Maven
5 276 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
6 240 (5.27%) Cucumber
7 236 (5.18%) Selenium
8 215 (4.72%) Artifactory
9 202 (4.43%) GitLab
10 190 (4.17%) JUnit
11 185 (4.06%) Gradle
12 173 (3.80%) TeamCity
13 170 (3.73%) Vagrant
14 158 (3.47%) Bitbucket
15 157 (3.45%) webpack
16 150 (3.29%) SonarQube
17 142 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 136 (2.98%) gulp
19 124 (2.72%) Subversion
20 114 (2.50%) Gerrit
General
1 602 (13.21%) Finance
2 305 (6.69%) Banking
3 127 (2.79%) Retail
4 103 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 95 (2.08%) Marketing
6 62 (1.36%) Games
7 58 (1.27%) Publishing
8 54 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.03%) Advertising
10 37 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 34 (0.75%) Electronics
11 34 (0.75%) Law
12 29 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 27 (0.59%) Front Office
14 17 (0.37%) Back Office
15 11 (0.24%) Billing
16 9 (0.20%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.11%) Automotive
17 5 (0.11%) Music Industry
17 5 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,651 (36.23%) Developer
2 1,600 (35.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 630 (13.82%) Java Developer
4 546 (11.98%) AWS Engineer
5 537 (11.78%) AWS DevOps
6 451 (9.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 259 (5.68%) Senior Developer
8 257 (5.64%) Architect
9 253 (5.55%) Senior DevOps
10 231 (5.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 212 (4.65%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 205 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
13 194 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
14 178 (3.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 171 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
16 170 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
17 165 (3.62%) Consultant
18 152 (3.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 148 (3.25%) React Developer
20 142 (3.12%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 807 (17.71%) Node.js
2 656 (14.40%) Web Services
3 587 (12.88%) REST
4 560 (12.29%) Spring
5 527 (11.56%) CSS
6 521 (11.43%) HTML
7 494 (10.84%) React
8 468 (10.27%) AngularJS
9 442 (9.70%) RESTful
10 423 (9.28%) Kafka
11 385 (8.45%) .NET
12 345 (7.57%) HTML5
13 296 (6.50%) Elastic Stack
14 293 (6.43%) JSON
15 272 (5.97%) Spring Boot
16 213 (4.67%) CSS3
17 212 (4.65%) Hibernate
18 185 (4.06%) SOAP
19 177 (3.88%) J2EE
20 160 (3.51%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 289 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
2 163 (3.58%) Linux Command Line
3 162 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 150 (3.29%) Fintech
5 125 (2.74%) iPad
6 119 (2.61%) Public Cloud
7 113 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 103 (2.26%) User Experience
9 93 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
10 85 (1.87%) Algorithms
11 82 (1.80%) Computer Science
12 74 (1.62%) Data Centre
13 55 (1.21%) Cloud Native
14 49 (1.08%) Clustering
15 46 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 45 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
17 43 (0.94%) Data Structures
18 42 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
19 34 (0.75%) Private Cloud
20 29 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,756 (38.53%) Linux
2 491 (10.77%) Unix
3 375 (8.23%) Windows
4 371 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 248 (5.44%) CentOS
6 158 (3.47%) Ubuntu
7 80 (1.76%) Windows Server
8 70 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 65 (1.43%) Android
10 54 (1.18%) CoreOS
11 51 (1.12%) Mac OS X
12 49 (1.08%) Windows 10
13 39 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (0.77%) Windows 7
15 34 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (0.55%) DC/OS
17 20 (0.44%) Solaris
18 19 (0.42%) VMS
19 18 (0.39%) Debian
20 11 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,616 (57.41%) DevOps
2 2,289 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
3 1,074 (23.57%) Microservices
4 1,056 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
5 1,015 (22.27%) TDD
6 766 (16.81%) Configuration Management
7 606 (13.30%) Test Automation
8 592 (12.99%) BDD
9 574 (12.60%) Scrum
10 537 (11.78%) Open Source
11 522 (11.45%) Continuous Delivery
12 468 (10.27%) Software Engineering
13 312 (6.85%) E-Commerce
14 279 (6.12%) Mentoring
15 255 (5.60%) Kanban
16 236 (5.18%) Problem-Solving
17 234 (5.13%) OO
18 219 (4.81%) MVC
19 215 (4.72%) Web Development
20 213 (4.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,853 (40.66%) Java
2 1,553 (34.08%) Python
3 993 (21.79%) JavaScript
4 767 (16.83%) Bash Shell
5 673 (14.77%) Ruby
6 485 (10.64%) Java 8
7 457 (10.03%) SQL
8 393 (8.62%) C#
9 391 (8.58%) Scala
10 387 (8.49%) Groovy
11 295 (6.47%) Perl
12 259 (5.68%) Go
13 241 (5.29%) ES6
14 205 (4.50%) PHP
15 180 (3.95%) Shell Script
16 176 (3.86%) TypeScript
17 168 (3.69%) PowerShell
18 114 (2.50%) C++
19 66 (1.45%) C
20 34 (0.75%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 507 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 379 (8.32%) SC Cleared
3 117 (2.57%) Degree
4 77 (1.69%) AWS Certification
5 45 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
9 12 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.24%) PhD
10 11 (0.24%) RHCE
11 10 (0.22%) CISSP
11 10 (0.22%) MCSE
12 9 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.18%) CHECK Team Member
14 7 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
15 6 (0.13%) OCP
15 6 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (3.45%) QA
2 117 (2.57%) GCP
3 23 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.44%) GDPR
5 14 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.29%) PMO
7 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.13%) RMADS
9 5 (0.11%) TickIT
10 4 (0.088%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.088%) MiFID
10 4 (0.088%) PSD2
11 2 (0.044%) SLA
12 1 (0.022%) BS7666
12 1 (0.022%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.022%) HL7
12 1 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 77 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (0.72%) Apache Flume
5 31 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 27 (0.59%) VirtualBox
7 26 (0.57%) etcd
7 26 (0.57%) flannel
8 23 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 23 (0.50%) Xen
9 22 (0.48%) HDFS
10 19 (0.42%) LXC
10 19 (0.42%) vCloud
11 15 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.31%) Squid
13 12 (0.26%) KVM
14 9 (0.20%) Postfix
14 9 (0.20%) Varnish
15 8 (0.18%) NFS
16 7 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1,654 (36.30%) Ansible
2 1,621 (35.57%) Kubernetes
3 1,168 (25.63%) Puppet
4 975 (21.40%) Terraform
5 850 (18.65%) Opscode Chef
6 173 (3.80%) Mesos
7 168 (3.69%) Kibana
8 163 (3.58%) Packer
9 154 (3.38%) logstash
10 137 (3.01%) Docker Swarm
11 131 (2.87%) Grafana
12 127 (2.79%) Rancher
13 120 (2.63%) Prometheus
14 112 (2.46%) Consul
15 105 (2.30%) Nagios
16 91 (2.00%) HAProxy
17 74 (1.62%) Salt
18 56 (1.23%) ZABBIX
19 39 (0.86%) Icinga
20 36 (0.79%) Marathon
Vendors
1 298 (6.54%) Red Hat
2 291 (6.39%) Google
3 256 (5.62%) Splunk
4 229 (5.03%) Oracle
5 196 (4.30%) Atlassian
6 183 (4.02%) Microsoft
7 142 (3.12%) VMware
8 86 (1.89%) New Relic
9 80 (1.76%) AppDynamics
10 79 (1.73%) SaltStack
11 73 (1.60%) IBM
12 53 (1.16%) Hortonworks
13 47 (1.03%) SAP
14 42 (0.92%) Cloudera
15 29 (0.64%) F5
16 27 (0.59%) Capita
16 27 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
17 24 (0.53%) ATG
18 22 (0.48%) Tableau
18 22 (0.48%) webMethods