Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 30 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +26
Contract jobs citing Docker 1,825 5,055 5,567
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.11% 5.77% 5.47%
As % of the System Software category 41.52% 36.85% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,510 3,767 4,116
Median daily rate £525 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +3.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £369 £400 £388
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -18.18% +17.02%
10th Percentile £31.25 £35.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £46.40 £68.38 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -30.43% +33.72%

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 4,395 13,719 14,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.71% 15.66% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,753 9,069 9,731
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £220 £173 £181
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +2.19% +5.69% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 664 891
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +6.25% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +15.63% +0.88% +0.81%

Docker
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Docker in the UK

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Docker in the UK

Docker
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Docker over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Docker in the UK

Docker
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Docker.

Hourly rate trend for Docker in the UK

Docker
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Docker over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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 +7 1,666 £525 -4.55% 1,072
London -3 1,071 £550 - 498
UK excluding London +3 594 £500 - 642
Work from Home -2 353 £500 +2.56% 223
North of England +14 237 £525 +10.53% 211
North West +10 131 £525 +7.97% 134
South East -1 117 £500 +2.56% 130
Yorkshire +12 82 £525 +10.53% 56
South West -21 67 £538 +2.38% 87
East of England +34 59 £475 -13.64% 52
Midlands -2 53 £432 -11.61% 91
West Midlands +8 35 £432 -11.84% 69
Scotland +13 32 £410 -8.89% 43
Wales +13 22 £475 -9.52% 24
North East +13 20 £495 +13.14% 21
East Midlands 0 17 £480 +6.67% 22
Northern Ireland -11 7 £400 -30.43% 4

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1,200 (65.75%) Kubernetes
2 962 (52.71%) AWS
3 947 (51.89%) DevOps
4 842 (46.14%) Agile Software Development
5 769 (42.14%) Java
6 709 (38.85%) Azure
7 652 (35.73%) Python
8 642 (35.18%) Microservices
9 600 (32.88%) Jenkins
10 502 (27.51%) Terraform
11 487 (26.68%) Linux
12 394 (21.59%) Git (software)
13 381 (20.88%) Finance
14 380 (20.82%) Ansible
15 361 (19.78%) SQL
16 314 (17.21%) TDD
17 309 (16.93%) Security Cleared
18 304 (16.66%) Web Services
19 299 (16.38%) JavaScript
20 292 (16.00%) GCP
21 289 (15.84%) Software Engineering
22 271 (14.85%) Test Automation
23 263 (14.41%) Scrum
24 244 (13.37%) GitLab
25 242 (13.26%) SC Cleared
25 242 (13.26%) Serverless
26 232 (12.71%) Spring
27 228 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
27 228 (12.49%) Java 8
28 226 (12.38%) Puppet

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
1 120 (6.58%) Apache
2 110 (6.03%) Confluence
3 59 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 49 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (2.03%) nginx
6 34 (1.86%) Mule
7 27 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 26 (1.42%) JBoss
9 24 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 24 (1.32%) SharePoint
10 19 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (0.88%) IIS
11 16 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
14 11 (0.60%) Jupyter
15 10 (0.55%) WordPress
16 9 (0.49%) CMS
17 7 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
2 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.16%) Sketch
3 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.055%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.11%) Maximo
2 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.055%) Magento
3 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 962 (52.71%) AWS
2 709 (38.85%) Azure
3 292 (16.00%) GCP
4 242 (13.26%) Serverless
5 208 (11.40%) AWS Lambda
6 182 (9.97%) Amazon ECS
7 156 (8.55%) GitHub
8 154 (8.44%) OpenShift
9 137 (7.51%) Amazon EC2
10 136 (7.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 133 (7.29%) Amazon S3
12 81 (4.44%) Apigee
13 68 (3.73%) Amazon SQS
14 64 (3.51%) PaaS
15 63 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 57 (3.12%) Amazon EKS
17 51 (2.79%) IaaS
18 48 (2.63%) SaaS
19 42 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 33 (1.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.27%) Firewall
2 63 (3.45%) DNS
2 63 (3.45%) SSL
3 53 (2.90%) HTTP
4 32 (1.75%) HTTPS
5 27 (1.48%) Reverse Proxy
5 27 (1.48%) VLAN
6 25 (1.37%) VPN
7 24 (1.32%) TCP/IP
8 19 (1.04%) Kerberos
9 16 (0.88%) SNMP
10 13 (0.71%) WAN
11 11 (0.60%) Skype
12 10 (0.55%) DHCP
13 9 (0.49%) Internet
14 7 (0.38%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (0.33%) FTP
15 6 (0.33%) MPLS
16 5 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (11.56%) MySQL
2 194 (10.63%) PostgreSQL
3 176 (9.64%) SQL Server
4 172 (9.42%) MongoDB
5 152 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 137 (7.51%) Amazon Redshift
7 135 (7.40%) Big Data
8 112 (6.14%) Amazon RDS
9 109 (5.97%) Hadoop
10 74 (4.05%) Relational Database
11 41 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 35 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 35 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (1.81%) Redis
14 27 (1.48%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
16 25 (1.37%) Apache Hive
17 23 (1.26%) Data Lake
18 21 (1.15%) BigQuery
19 20 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 600 (32.88%) Jenkins
2 394 (21.59%) Git (software)
3 244 (13.37%) GitLab
4 193 (10.58%) JIRA
5 162 (8.88%) Artifactory
6 108 (5.92%) Maven
7 95 (5.21%) JUnit
8 82 (4.49%) Mockito
9 77 (4.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 76 (4.16%) Bitbucket
11 70 (3.84%) Cucumber
12 64 (3.51%) Selenium
13 61 (3.34%) Gradle
14 60 (3.29%) SonarQube
15 55 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
15 55 (3.01%) TeamCity
16 37 (2.03%) RStudio
17 36 (1.97%) Subversion
18 32 (1.75%) JMeter
19 29 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 381 (20.88%) Finance
2 196 (10.74%) Banking
3 152 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 103 (5.64%) Front Office
5 38 (2.08%) Marketing
6 32 (1.75%) Back Office
7 25 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.21%) Retail
10 18 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.66%) Electronics
12 11 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.44%) Games
14 7 (0.38%) Law
15 6 (0.33%) Advertising
16 4 (0.22%) Automotive
16 4 (0.22%) Billing
16 4 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 788 (43.18%) Developer
2 373 (20.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 368 (20.16%) Java Developer
4 200 (10.96%) AWS Engineer
5 138 (7.56%) AWS DevOps
6 130 (7.12%) Architect
7 114 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 102 (5.59%) AWS Developer
9 91 (4.99%) Java Engineer
10 90 (4.93%) Software Engineer
11 89 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
12 84 (4.60%) Senior Developer
13 81 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
14 76 (4.16%) Python Developer
15 73 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
16 64 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
17 59 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
18 56 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
19 55 (3.01%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 55 (3.01%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (16.66%) Web Services
2 232 (12.71%) Spring
3 211 (11.56%) Node.js
4 198 (10.85%) Kafka
4 198 (10.85%) REST
5 193 (10.58%) .NET
6 172 (9.42%) HTML
7 144 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 135 (7.40%) Spring Boot
9 134 (7.34%) React
10 132 (7.23%) RESTful
11 117 (6.41%) CSS
12 107 (5.86%) Swagger
13 98 (5.37%) OAuth
14 93 (5.10%) .NET Core
15 88 (4.82%) gRPC
16 65 (3.56%) JSON
17 64 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
17 64 (3.51%) HTML5
18 63 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 150 (8.22%) Greenfield Project
2 87 (4.77%) Hedge funds
3 85 (4.66%) Fixed Income
4 82 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (3.78%) Equities
6 68 (3.73%) Derivative
7 53 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 45 (2.47%) Cloud Native
9 39 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
10 30 (1.64%) PKI
10 30 (1.64%) User Experience
11 27 (1.48%) Data Centre
11 27 (1.48%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.99%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 16 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.88%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.60%) Blog
17 9 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 487 (26.68%) Linux
2 177 (9.70%) Unix
3 150 (8.22%) Windows
4 71 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (3.78%) CentOS
6 60 (3.29%) Windows Server
7 58 (3.18%) Mac OS X
8 43 (2.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 29 (1.59%) Windows 10
10 24 (1.32%) Ubuntu
11 21 (1.15%) Android
11 21 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.27%) AIX
16 5 (0.27%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (51.89%) DevOps
2 842 (46.14%) Agile Software Development
3 642 (35.18%) Microservices
4 314 (17.21%) TDD
5 289 (15.84%) Software Engineering
6 271 (14.85%) Test Automation
7 263 (14.41%) Scrum
8 228 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
9 210 (11.51%) BDD
10 202 (11.07%) Infrastructure as Code
11 155 (8.49%) Asset Management
12 144 (7.89%) Configuration Management
13 143 (7.84%) Open Source
14 133 (7.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 131 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
16 121 (6.63%) Pair Programming
17 116 (6.36%) Continuous Deployment
18 110 (6.03%) Kanban
19 103 (5.64%) Deployment Automation
20 95 (5.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 769 (42.14%) Java
2 652 (35.73%) Python
3 361 (19.78%) SQL
4 299 (16.38%) JavaScript
5 228 (12.49%) Java 8
6 199 (10.90%) Bash Shell
7 197 (10.79%) C#
8 117 (6.41%) PowerShell
9 84 (4.60%) Go
9 84 (4.60%) Ruby
10 77 (4.22%) TypeScript
11 69 (3.78%) PHP
11 69 (3.78%) R
12 65 (3.56%) Scala
13 59 (3.23%) Perl
14 52 (2.85%) Shell Script
15 40 (2.19%) Kotlin
16 30 (1.64%) ES6
17 29 (1.59%) C++
18 28 (1.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 309 (16.93%) Security Cleared
2 242 (13.26%) SC Cleared
3 52 (2.85%) DV Cleared
4 48 (2.63%) Degree
5 31 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (1.42%) Sun Certification
7 24 (1.32%) Master's Degree
8 22 (1.21%) AWS Certification
9 21 (1.15%) CCA
9 21 (1.15%) DBS Check
10 20 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.71%) ISEB
12 12 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.11%) CCNA
16 2 (0.11%) CISSP
16 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.60%) QA
2 15 (0.82%) GDPR
3 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.44%) SLA
5 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.33%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.27%) COBIT
6 5 (0.27%) NIST
6 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.22%) NCSC
7 4 (0.22%) OASIS TOSCA
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.16%) WCAG
9 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.055%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.055%) NIST 800
System Software
1 69 (3.78%) Active Directory
1 69 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (1.48%) vSphere
3 23 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 21 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.60%) KVM
7 9 (0.49%) Xen
8 8 (0.44%) LXC
9 7 (0.38%) NFS
10 4 (0.22%) Gluster
10 4 (0.22%) HDFS
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
11 3 (0.16%) Varnish
11 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,200 (65.75%) Kubernetes
2 502 (27.51%) Terraform
3 380 (20.82%) Ansible
4 226 (12.38%) Puppet
5 164 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (4.93%) Packer
6 90 (4.93%) Prometheus
7 65 (3.56%) Grafana
8 22 (1.21%) Zipkin
9 21 (1.15%) Kibana
9 21 (1.15%) Rancher
9 21 (1.15%) ZABBIX
10 18 (0.99%) Nagios
10 18 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (0.88%) Consul
12 15 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
13 14 (0.77%) Istio
13 14 (0.77%) Rundeck
14 11 (0.60%) Argo
15 9 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 153 (8.38%) Google
2 137 (7.51%) Microsoft
2 137 (7.51%) Oracle
3 91 (4.99%) VMware
4 73 (4.00%) Cloudera
5 69 (3.78%) Atlassian
6 68 (3.73%) Splunk
7 56 (3.07%) Red Hat
8 52 (2.85%) Hortonworks
9 45 (2.47%) Databricks
10 32 (1.75%) Dell
11 31 (1.70%) SaltStack
12 26 (1.42%) Cisco
13 25 (1.37%) AppDynamics
14 23 (1.26%) IBM
14 23 (1.26%) SAP
14 23 (1.26%) StreamSets
14 23 (1.26%) Sybase
15 21 (1.15%) EMC
16 16 (0.88%) NetApp