Period
to 30 November 2021

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 30 November 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
UK
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 27 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 -6
Contract jobs citing Docker 5,603 2,297 4,240
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.28% 6.30% 5.23%
As % of the System Software category 44.86% 42.58% 33.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,245 1,731 3,120
10th Percentile £425 £363 £405
25th Percentile £480 £435 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £540
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +2.86%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £618
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +7.37% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 13
10th Percentile £60.00 £31.25 £35.90
25th Percentile £65.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate £77.50 £39.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +96.20% -16.84% +11.76%
75th Percentile £81.56 £56.13 £73.00
90th Percentile £85.00 £61.88 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £39.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +79.49% -8.24% -

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 12,490 5,394 12,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.00% 14.79% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,910 3,640 8,345
10th Percentile £204 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £604 £575 £563
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.59% +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 225 667
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.75 £12.70 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.29 £17.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.58% +7.58% +3.13%
75th Percentile £25.50 £42.50 £23.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.85 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +1.91%

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Docker in the UK

Docker
Top 18 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 30 November 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 -4 4,520 £550 +4.76% 1,759
London +2 2,914 £575 +4.55% 926
Work from Home 0 1,790 £550 +4.76% 442
UK excluding London +4 1,429 £510 +7.37% 916
North of England -8 376 £523 +4.50% 240
South East -7 310 £525 +5.00% 196
South West +20 272 £500 +7.53% 133
North West -10 178 £500 - 142
Yorkshire -2 158 £516 +8.68% 75
Midlands -12 150 £500 +17.65% 161
Scotland +9 141 £464 +9.12% 62
East of England -14 136 £550 +22.22% 86
West Midlands -9 110 £450 +5.88% 112
Wales -10 51 £550 +4.76% 26
North East +4 46 £565 +11.33% 23
East Midlands -22 32 £525 +11.23% 49
Northern Ireland -10 2 £488 +14.98% 11
Isle of Man - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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 3,899 (69.59%) Kubernetes
2 2,807 (50.10%) DevOps
3 2,564 (45.76%) AWS
4 2,288 (40.84%) Agile Software Development
5 2,032 (36.27%) Terraform
6 1,881 (33.57%) Java
7 1,770 (31.59%) Azure
8 1,735 (30.97%) Microservices
9 1,664 (29.70%) Jenkins
10 1,632 (29.13%) Python
11 1,328 (23.70%) Linux
12 1,261 (22.51%) Git (software)
13 1,250 (22.31%) JavaScript
14 1,178 (21.02%) Ansible
15 1,005 (17.94%) Software Engineering
16 992 (17.70%) Finance
17 892 (15.92%) SQL
17 892 (15.92%) React
18 816 (14.56%) Infrastructure as Code
19 813 (14.51%) TDD
20 806 (14.39%) Node.js
21 784 (13.99%) GCP
22 764 (13.64%) Spring
23 735 (13.12%) Social Skills
24 711 (12.69%) Kafka
25 679 (12.12%) Bash Shell
26 678 (12.10%) Security Cleared
27 664 (11.85%) Serverless
28 653 (11.65%) Full Stack Development
29 644 (11.49%) Spring Boot

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
1 256 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
2 227 (4.05%) Confluence
3 226 (4.03%) Apache Spark
4 156 (2.78%) Apache
5 139 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 116 (2.07%) nginx
7 87 (1.55%) OpenStack
8 66 (1.18%) JBoss
9 62 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
10 41 (0.73%) IIS
11 38 (0.68%) CMS
11 38 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 36 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 25 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 23 (0.41%) Camunda
15 22 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 21 (0.37%) Drupal
17 20 (0.36%) SharePoint
18 17 (0.30%) Appian
18 17 (0.30%) Jupyter
Applications
1 14 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.089%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.071%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.054%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.054%) GIMP
5 2 (0.036%) Figma
5 2 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.018%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.018%) PlantUML
6 1 (0.018%) Sketch
6 1 (0.018%) SPSS
6 1 (0.018%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (0.14%) Magento
1 8 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
1 8 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
2 5 (0.089%) assyst
3 4 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.071%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.071%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.054%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.018%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.018%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.018%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.018%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.018%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.018%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.018%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.018%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,564 (45.76%) AWS
2 1,770 (31.59%) Azure
3 784 (13.99%) GCP
4 664 (11.85%) Serverless
5 545 (9.73%) GitHub
6 463 (8.26%) AWS Lambda
7 396 (7.07%) PaaS
8 383 (6.84%) OpenShift
9 377 (6.73%) Amazon S3
10 366 (6.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 283 (5.05%) SaaS
12 270 (4.82%) Amazon EKS
13 262 (4.68%) IaaS
14 260 (4.64%) Amazon ECS
15 256 (4.57%) Amazon SQS
16 212 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
17 191 (3.41%) AWS Step Functions
18 143 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 93 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
20 92 (1.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 152 (2.71%) DNS
2 149 (2.66%) Firewall
3 145 (2.59%) HTTP
4 75 (1.34%) VPN
5 60 (1.07%) SSL
6 47 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 41 (0.73%) Kerberos
8 34 (0.61%) Internet
9 30 (0.54%) IPsec
10 29 (0.52%) WAN
10 29 (0.52%) Wireless
11 26 (0.46%) SAN
12 24 (0.43%) Network Security
13 22 (0.39%) LAN
14 21 (0.37%) DHCP
14 21 (0.37%) MQTT
15 20 (0.36%) IKE
16 15 (0.27%) VLAN
17 14 (0.25%) MPLS
17 14 (0.25%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (9.98%) PostgreSQL
2 454 (8.10%) NoSQL
3 342 (6.10%) MongoDB
4 312 (5.57%) SQL Server
5 310 (5.53%) MySQL
6 304 (5.43%) Amazon RDS
7 269 (4.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 267 (4.77%) Big Data
9 252 (4.50%) Relational Database
10 200 (3.57%) Hadoop
11 157 (2.80%) Redis
12 142 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 86 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 80 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
15 77 (1.37%) Apache Hive
16 66 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
17 53 (0.95%) Amazon Aurora
18 48 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
18 48 (0.86%) BigQuery
19 44 (0.79%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,664 (29.70%) Jenkins
2 1,261 (22.51%) Git (software)
3 512 (9.14%) GitLab
4 510 (9.10%) JIRA
5 471 (8.41%) Maven
6 280 (5.00%) Gradle
7 235 (4.19%) JUnit
8 232 (4.14%) TeamCity
9 229 (4.09%) Bitbucket
10 226 (4.03%) Cucumber
11 194 (3.46%) Artifactory
12 191 (3.41%) SonarQube
13 158 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 154 (2.75%) Selenium
15 122 (2.18%) JMeter
16 120 (2.14%) Cypress.io
17 104 (1.86%) Mockito
17 104 (1.86%) webpack
18 102 (1.82%) CircleCI
19 96 (1.71%) Gatling
General
1 992 (17.70%) Finance
2 735 (13.12%) Social Skills
3 404 (7.21%) Banking
4 352 (6.28%) Public Sector
5 271 (4.84%) Front Office
6 200 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 125 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 103 (1.84%) Retail
9 89 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
10 85 (1.52%) Legal
11 75 (1.34%) Telecoms
12 74 (1.32%) Marketing
13 71 (1.27%) Financial Institution
14 70 (1.25%) Games
15 44 (0.79%) Law
16 34 (0.61%) Electronics
17 28 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
18 24 (0.43%) Manufacturing
19 21 (0.37%) Influencing Skills
20 20 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,102 (37.52%) Developer
2 1,211 (21.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 699 (12.48%) Java Developer
4 497 (8.87%) AWS Engineer
5 468 (8.35%) Architect
6 411 (7.34%) Software Engineer
7 307 (5.48%) Senior Developer
8 303 (5.41%) AWS DevOps
9 274 (4.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 252 (4.50%) React Developer
11 237 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
12 217 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
13 199 (3.55%) .NET Developer
13 199 (3.55%) Python Developer
14 195 (3.48%) Java Engineer
15 193 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
16 186 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
17 185 (3.30%) Platform Engineer
18 168 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
19 150 (2.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 892 (15.92%) React
2 806 (14.39%) Node.js
3 764 (13.64%) Spring
4 711 (12.69%) Kafka
5 644 (11.49%) Spring Boot
6 598 (10.67%) Web Services
7 583 (10.41%) REST
8 553 (9.87%) .NET
9 428 (7.64%) HTML
10 427 (7.62%) CSS
11 423 (7.55%) RESTful
12 355 (6.34%) AngularJS
13 290 (5.18%) .NET Core
14 250 (4.46%) Elastic Stack
15 240 (4.28%) GraphQL
16 187 (3.34%) Material-UI
17 185 (3.30%) JSON
18 172 (3.07%) Vue.js
19 157 (2.80%) .NET Framework
20 156 (2.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 257 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
2 252 (4.50%) Cloud Native
3 210 (3.75%) Public Cloud
4 198 (3.53%) User Experience
5 164 (2.93%) Data Protection Act
6 104 (1.86%) Algorithms
7 98 (1.75%) Hedge funds
8 96 (1.71%) Data Structures
9 95 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
10 92 (1.64%) PKI
11 85 (1.52%) Data Centre
11 85 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
12 75 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 65 (1.16%) Fixed Income
14 64 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 63 (1.12%) Management Information System
16 57 (1.02%) Legacy Applications
17 53 (0.95%) Legacy Systems
18 51 (0.91%) Private Cloud
19 47 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,328 (23.70%) Linux
2 353 (6.30%) Windows
3 285 (5.09%) Unix
4 199 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (1.41%) CentOS
6 78 (1.39%) Windows Server
7 69 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 33 (0.59%) VMS
9 26 (0.46%) Debian
10 25 (0.45%) Android
11 20 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.27%) Solaris
13 15 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
14 14 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
15 13 (0.23%) Windows 10
16 12 (0.21%) AIX
16 12 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
17 11 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (0.18%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,807 (50.10%) DevOps
2 2,288 (40.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1,735 (30.97%) Microservices
4 1,005 (17.94%) Software Engineering
5 816 (14.56%) Infrastructure as Code
6 813 (14.51%) TDD
7 653 (11.65%) Full Stack Development
8 588 (10.49%) Scrum
9 569 (10.16%) Test Automation
10 512 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
11 511 (9.12%) BDD
12 391 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
13 353 (6.30%) Open Source
14 333 (5.94%) Analytics
14 333 (5.94%) Configuration Management
15 307 (5.48%) Migration
16 266 (4.75%) Unit Testing
17 259 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
18 254 (4.53%) Asset Management
18 254 (4.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,881 (33.57%) Java
2 1,632 (29.13%) Python
3 1,250 (22.31%) JavaScript
4 892 (15.92%) SQL
5 679 (12.12%) Bash Shell
6 564 (10.07%) C#
7 561 (10.01%) TypeScript
8 362 (6.46%) PowerShell
9 304 (5.43%) Go
10 294 (5.25%) Java 8
11 254 (4.53%) Scala
12 246 (4.39%) Groovy
13 194 (3.46%) Java 11
14 186 (3.32%) PHP
15 176 (3.14%) Ruby
16 115 (2.05%) Shell Script
17 105 (1.87%) Kotlin
18 94 (1.68%) C++
19 83 (1.48%) Perl
20 82 (1.46%) C
Qualifications
1 678 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 515 (9.19%) SC Cleared
3 199 (3.55%) Degree
4 117 (2.09%) DV Cleared
5 80 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 66 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 56 (1.00%) AWS Certification
8 24 (0.43%) CISSP
9 15 (0.27%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.12%) SANS
12 7 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.11%) CCNA
14 5 (0.089%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.089%) OSCP
15 4 (0.071%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (0.071%) CCIE Security
15 4 (0.071%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (3.48%) QA
2 93 (1.66%) GDPR
3 81 (1.45%) Accessibility
4 39 (0.70%) SLA
5 37 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 36 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.52%) NCSC
8 13 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.20%) NIST
10 10 (0.18%) COBIT
11 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.054%) Basel II
13 3 (0.054%) FedRAMP
13 3 (0.054%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.054%) OASIS TOSCA
13 3 (0.054%) WCAG
14 2 (0.036%) PSD2
14 2 (0.036%) RMADS
System Software
1 143 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 102 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 24 (0.43%) vSphere
7 23 (0.41%) HDFS
8 22 (0.39%) vCloud
9 20 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
10 16 (0.29%) KVM
10 16 (0.29%) OpenAM
11 15 (0.27%) Hyper-V
12 14 (0.25%) LXC
13 13 (0.23%) NFS
14 10 (0.18%) Varnish
15 9 (0.16%) iptables
15 9 (0.16%) OpenIDM
16 7 (0.12%) Squid
17 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
17 6 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3,899 (69.59%) Kubernetes
2 2,032 (36.27%) Terraform
3 1,178 (21.02%) Ansible
4 387 (6.91%) Puppet
5 371 (6.62%) Prometheus
6 369 (6.59%) Grafana
7 189 (3.37%) Kibana
8 185 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
9 148 (2.64%) Docker Swarm
10 121 (2.16%) Packer
11 95 (1.70%) Rancher
12 91 (1.62%) Istio
13 89 (1.59%) Consul
14 62 (1.11%) logstash
15 39 (0.70%) ZABBIX
16 36 (0.64%) Nagios
17 31 (0.55%) HAProxy
18 29 (0.52%) Graphite
19 28 (0.50%) Mesos
20 25 (0.45%) MIIS
Vendors
1 423 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 335 (5.98%) Oracle
3 304 (5.43%) Google
4 234 (4.18%) Red Hat
5 233 (4.16%) Splunk
6 164 (2.93%) VMware
7 107 (1.91%) Atlassian
8 93 (1.66%) IBM
9 86 (1.53%) AppDynamics
10 81 (1.45%) Databricks
11 71 (1.27%) New Relic
12 61 (1.09%) Dynatrace
13 56 (1.00%) MuleSoft
14 49 (0.87%) SAP
15 45 (0.80%) Cisco
16 40 (0.71%) Informatica
17 39 (0.70%) Cloudera
17 39 (0.70%) Hortonworks
18 36 (0.64%) CA
19 35 (0.62%) SaltStack