Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 39 64
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25 +52
Contract jobs citing Docker 4,806 5,631 3,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.63% 5.51% 3.44%
As % of the System Software category 35.94% 37.13% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,509 4,082 2,535
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £390 £375
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £470 £460
% change year-on-year +4.26% +2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 4
UK median hourly rate £44.57 £57.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +22.34% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £34.15 £37.40
90th Percentile £56.50 £73.75 £58.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £57.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -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 13,373 15,164 11,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 14.84% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,828 9,853 7,703
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £167 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 895 674
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -4.79% +5.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.53 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.59% +1.61% -

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 +8 4,564 £545 +3.81% 1,563
London +3 2,818 £550 - 808
UK excluding London +6 1,901 £490 +4.26% 848
North of England +4 514 £475 +5.56% 223
South East +10 507 £488 -2.50% 207
South West +22 386 £525 +16.67% 100
North West +13 255 £475 - 124
Yorkshire -10 194 £475 +5.56% 71
Midlands -11 185 £475 +5.56% 103
East of England +12 135 £525 +5.00% 123
West Midlands -23 103 £478 +6.11% 66
Scotland -15 102 £450 -12.20% 62
East Midlands +7 82 £450 +5.88% 35
North East +2 64 £438 -2.78% 28
Wales +10 49 £500 +15.54% 24
Northern Ireland +22 27 £575 +21.05% 8

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 2,643 (54.99%) Kubernetes
2 2,598 (54.06%) DevOps
3 2,188 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2,165 (45.05%) AWS
5 1,870 (38.91%) Java
6 1,605 (33.40%) Python
7 1,528 (31.79%) Microservices
8 1,496 (31.13%) Jenkins
9 1,409 (29.32%) Linux
10 1,304 (27.13%) Azure
11 1,264 (26.30%) Ansible
12 1,199 (24.95%) Terraform
13 1,156 (24.05%) Git (software)
14 1,021 (21.24%) JavaScript
15 762 (15.86%) TDD
16 754 (15.69%) Finance
17 738 (15.36%) Node.js
18 687 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
19 680 (14.15%) Scrum
20 661 (13.75%) SQL
21 619 (12.88%) GCP
22 618 (12.86%) AngularJS
23 617 (12.84%) Puppet
24 596 (12.40%) Spring
25 587 (12.21%) Software Engineering
26 570 (11.86%) Web Services
27 529 (11.01%) Test Automation
28 528 (10.99%) React
29 507 (10.55%) C#
30 495 (10.30%) Security Cleared

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
1 342 (7.12%) Confluence
2 260 (5.41%) Apache Spark
3 257 (5.35%) Elasticsearch
4 222 (4.62%) Apache
5 160 (3.33%) nginx
6 94 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 86 (1.79%) OpenStack
8 84 (1.75%) JBoss
9 48 (1.00%) IIS
10 44 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
11 38 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.77%) CMS
13 32 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 27 (0.56%) Apache Solr
15 25 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
15 25 (0.52%) GeoServer
15 25 (0.52%) Jupyter
16 21 (0.44%) WordPress
17 19 (0.40%) Drupal
18 18 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (0.40%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.33%) GIMP
3 7 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.083%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.062%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.021%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (0.21%) Magento
2 9 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.062%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.042%) assyst
7 2 (0.042%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.042%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.042%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.021%) Actimize
8 1 (0.021%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.021%) Finacle
8 1 (0.021%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.021%) RMDS
8 1 (0.021%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.021%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 2,165 (45.05%) AWS
2 1,304 (27.13%) Azure
3 619 (12.88%) GCP
4 470 (9.78%) OpenShift
5 459 (9.55%) Serverless
6 367 (7.64%) GitHub
7 335 (6.97%) AWS Lambda
8 322 (6.70%) Amazon S3
9 298 (6.20%) Amazon EC2
10 279 (5.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 196 (4.08%) Amazon ECS
12 189 (3.93%) PaaS
13 147 (3.06%) Amazon SQS
14 130 (2.70%) IaaS
15 126 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 111 (2.31%) SaaS
17 110 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 80 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
18 80 (1.66%) npm
19 75 (1.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 142 (2.95%) HTTP
2 92 (1.91%) DNS
3 87 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 81 (1.69%) Firewall
5 73 (1.52%) VPN
6 72 (1.50%) SSL
7 55 (1.14%) Internet
8 43 (0.89%) Network Security
8 43 (0.89%) WAN
9 39 (0.81%) FTP
10 28 (0.58%) Kerberos
10 28 (0.58%) SAN
11 26 (0.54%) OpenVPN
12 25 (0.52%) LAN
13 24 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (0.37%) VLAN
15 16 (0.33%) SSH
16 15 (0.31%) DSL
17 13 (0.27%) HTTPS
18 12 (0.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
2 397 (8.26%) NoSQL
3 345 (7.18%) MySQL
4 336 (6.99%) Big Data
5 323 (6.72%) MongoDB
6 280 (5.83%) Hadoop
7 264 (5.49%) Amazon RDS
8 226 (4.70%) SQL Server
9 198 (4.12%) Relational Database
10 141 (2.93%) Amazon Redshift
11 137 (2.85%) Redis
12 133 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
13 101 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 93 (1.94%) RDBMS
15 89 (1.85%) Apache Hive
16 72 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
17 65 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
18 60 (1.25%) Data Lake
19 59 (1.23%) BigQuery
20 54 (1.12%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,496 (31.13%) Jenkins
2 1,156 (24.05%) Git (software)
3 483 (10.05%) JIRA
4 264 (5.49%) Maven
5 243 (5.06%) GitLab
6 227 (4.72%) Cucumber
7 223 (4.64%) Selenium
8 191 (3.97%) Bitbucket
9 179 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 176 (3.66%) TeamCity
11 169 (3.52%) JUnit
12 161 (3.35%) SonarQube
13 144 (3.00%) Artifactory
14 125 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
15 116 (2.41%) Gradle
16 111 (2.31%) gulp
17 110 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 99 (2.06%) Mockito
19 92 (1.91%) Travis CI
19 92 (1.91%) Vagrant
General
1 754 (15.69%) Finance
2 333 (6.93%) Banking
3 199 (4.14%) Public Sector
4 174 (3.62%) Front Office
5 127 (2.64%) Retail
6 51 (1.06%) Games
7 49 (1.02%) Law
7 49 (1.02%) Legal
8 46 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 46 (0.96%) Marketing
9 45 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 36 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 25 (0.52%) Publishing
12 24 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 23 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.31%) Electronics
15 14 (0.29%) Automotive
16 13 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.25%) Billing
18 6 (0.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,839 (38.26%) Developer
2 1,274 (26.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 645 (13.42%) Java Developer
4 442 (9.20%) AWS Engineer
5 329 (6.85%) AWS DevOps
6 314 (6.53%) Senior Developer
7 306 (6.37%) Architect
8 272 (5.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 247 (5.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 216 (4.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 196 (4.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 194 (4.04%) Data Engineer
13 186 (3.87%) Senior DevOps
14 185 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
15 181 (3.77%) Software Engineer
16 175 (3.64%) Python Developer
16 175 (3.64%) React Developer
17 174 (3.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 162 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
19 150 (3.12%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 738 (15.36%) Node.js
2 618 (12.86%) AngularJS
3 596 (12.40%) Spring
4 570 (11.86%) Web Services
5 528 (10.99%) React
6 494 (10.28%) Kafka
7 470 (9.78%) REST
8 464 (9.65%) .NET
9 422 (8.78%) Spring Boot
10 381 (7.93%) CSS
11 375 (7.80%) HTML
12 337 (7.01%) RESTful
13 268 (5.58%) JSON
14 250 (5.20%) .NET Core
15 176 (3.66%) Redux
16 158 (3.29%) HTML5
17 148 (3.08%) J2EE
18 145 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
19 143 (2.98%) Vue.js
20 139 (2.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 360 (7.49%) Greenfield Project
2 145 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (2.93%) Public Cloud
4 124 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 116 (2.41%) Fixed Income
6 106 (2.21%) Cloud Native
7 100 (2.08%) User Experience
8 96 (2.00%) Derivative
9 94 (1.96%) Algorithms
9 94 (1.96%) Data Centre
10 92 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
11 71 (1.48%) PKI
12 69 (1.44%) Data Structures
13 58 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
14 46 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 45 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
16 37 (0.77%) Mobile App
17 33 (0.69%) Management Information System
18 30 (0.62%) Replication
19 24 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,409 (29.32%) Linux
2 331 (6.89%) Unix
3 314 (6.53%) Windows
4 272 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 108 (2.25%) CentOS
6 87 (1.81%) Windows Server
7 77 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 51 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 49 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 46 (0.96%) Android
11 21 (0.44%) Solaris
12 17 (0.35%) VMS
13 13 (0.27%) Debian
14 12 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
15 10 (0.21%) Mesosphere
16 8 (0.17%) AIX
16 8 (0.17%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.15%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,598 (54.06%) DevOps
2 2,188 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1,528 (31.79%) Microservices
4 762 (15.86%) TDD
5 687 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 680 (14.15%) Scrum
7 587 (12.21%) Software Engineering
8 529 (11.01%) Test Automation
9 426 (8.86%) Configuration Management
10 396 (8.24%) Open Source
11 391 (8.14%) BDD
12 364 (7.57%) Infrastructure as Code
13 312 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
14 292 (6.08%) Kanban
15 279 (5.81%) Front End Development
16 278 (5.78%) Migration
17 259 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
18 251 (5.22%) Fintech
19 247 (5.14%) Analytics
20 240 (4.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,870 (38.91%) Java
2 1,605 (33.40%) Python
3 1,021 (21.24%) JavaScript
4 661 (13.75%) SQL
5 507 (10.55%) C#
6 470 (9.78%) Bash Shell
7 451 (9.38%) Java 8
8 306 (6.37%) Ruby
9 277 (5.76%) Go
10 258 (5.37%) Scala
11 252 (5.24%) TypeScript
12 213 (4.43%) PowerShell
13 189 (3.93%) PHP
14 143 (2.98%) Shell Script
15 136 (2.83%) Perl
16 126 (2.62%) C++
17 122 (2.54%) ES6
18 105 (2.18%) Groovy
19 76 (1.58%) R
20 66 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 495 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 364 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 180 (3.75%) Degree
4 117 (2.43%) AWS Certification
5 80 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 69 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 39 (0.81%) CISSP
8 37 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 29 (0.60%) Master's Degree
10 19 (0.40%) DBS Check
11 14 (0.29%) CISM
11 14 (0.29%) PhD
12 13 (0.27%) IISP
12 13 (0.27%) RHCE
13 12 (0.25%) CISA
13 12 (0.25%) CISMP
13 12 (0.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 12 (0.25%) ISSMP
13 12 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (3.23%) QA
2 44 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 26 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.48%) NIST
5 21 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.35%) SLA
7 13 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (0.23%) PSD2
9 10 (0.21%) GDPR
10 9 (0.19%) WCAG
11 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.12%) GxP
13 3 (0.062%) NCSC
13 3 (0.062%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.042%) COBIT
14 2 (0.042%) HL7
15 1 (0.021%) PMO
System Software
1 118 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 103 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
4 39 (0.81%) LXC
5 28 (0.58%) VirtualBox
6 27 (0.56%) vSphere
7 25 (0.52%) Gluster
7 25 (0.52%) Hyper-V
8 20 (0.42%) HDFS
9 17 (0.35%) NFS
10 14 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 11 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.21%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.19%) oVirt
13 9 (0.19%) vCloud
14 6 (0.12%) KVM
14 6 (0.12%) OpenAM
14 6 (0.12%) OpenDJ
14 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2,643 (54.99%) Kubernetes
2 1,264 (26.30%) Ansible
3 1,199 (24.95%) Terraform
4 617 (12.84%) Puppet
5 433 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
6 158 (3.29%) Packer
7 151 (3.14%) Grafana
8 138 (2.87%) Prometheus
9 92 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
10 90 (1.87%) Consul
11 81 (1.69%) Kibana
12 56 (1.17%) Mesos
13 54 (1.12%) Salt
14 43 (0.89%) Rancher
15 37 (0.77%) logstash
15 37 (0.77%) Marathon
16 33 (0.69%) Nagios
16 33 (0.69%) ZABBIX
17 29 (0.60%) HAProxy
18 26 (0.54%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 417 (8.68%) Google
2 285 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 217 (4.52%) Red Hat
4 206 (4.29%) Oracle
5 190 (3.95%) VMware
6 183 (3.81%) Splunk
7 136 (2.83%) Atlassian
8 65 (1.35%) Cloudera
9 62 (1.29%) New Relic
10 51 (1.06%) Bloomberg
11 50 (1.04%) Reuters
12 48 (1.00%) Cisco
13 43 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (0.87%) IBM
15 41 (0.85%) SAP
16 39 (0.81%) Black Duck
17 38 (0.79%) Databricks
17 38 (0.79%) SaltStack
18 35 (0.73%) Hortonworks
19 30 (0.62%) AppDynamics