Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 79 167
Rank change year-on-year +36 +88 +349
Contract jobs citing Docker 5,063 2,803 1,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.88% 2.95% 1.60%
As % of the System Software category 35.19% 25.94% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,623 2,090 1,289
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £381 £363 £381
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £460 £475
% change year-on-year +0.54% -3.16% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 0
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £51.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £51.00 -
% change year-on-year +7.84% - -

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 14,388 10,805 13,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 11.38% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,324 6,899 8,099
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 671 933
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.27 £47.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25% +4.58%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +34 4,785 £525 +5.00% 1,221
London +27 3,022 £550 +4.76% 656
UK excluding London +46 1,971 £463 +0.54% 647
North of England +55 602 £440 -2.22% 189
South East +36 538 £475 - 154
Yorkshire +42 307 £440 +4.76% 72
Midlands +14 280 £475 -4.26% 70
North West +43 215 £450 -5.26% 93
South West +49 210 £479 +12.65% 84
West Midlands -8 160 £500 - 46
Scotland +30 153 £450 - 38
East of England +33 125 £500 -2.91% 68
East Midlands +34 119 £431 -4.17% 24
North East +43 80 £385 -18.95% 24
Wales +11 63 £475 +100.00% 30
Northern Ireland +21 11 £350 -30.00% 14

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 2,764 (54.59%) DevOps
2 2,483 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
3 2,207 (43.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2,001 (39.52%) Java
5 1,972 (38.95%) Kubernetes
6 1,897 (37.47%) Jenkins
7 1,896 (37.45%) Linux
8 1,678 (33.14%) Ansible
9 1,668 (32.94%) Python
10 1,502 (29.67%) Git (software)
11 1,274 (25.16%) Microservices
12 1,216 (24.02%) Puppet
13 1,149 (22.69%) TDD
14 1,144 (22.60%) Continuous Integration
15 1,108 (21.88%) Terraform
16 1,085 (21.43%) JavaScript
17 876 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
18 850 (16.79%) Configuration Management
19 832 (16.43%) Opscode Chef
20 820 (16.20%) Node.js
21 782 (15.45%) Bash Shell
22 740 (14.62%) Spring
23 714 (14.10%) Scrum
24 685 (13.53%) REST
25 660 (13.04%) Test Automation
26 622 (12.29%) Web Services
27 615 (12.15%) NoSQL
28 612 (12.09%) Finance
29 609 (12.03%) Java 8
30 601 (11.87%) Ruby

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
1 386 (7.62%) Elasticsearch
2 330 (6.52%) Confluence
3 312 (6.16%) Apache
4 231 (4.56%) nginx
5 214 (4.23%) Apache Spark
6 194 (3.83%) Cloud Foundry
7 148 (2.92%) Tomcat
8 95 (1.88%) JBoss
9 91 (1.80%) OpenStack
10 80 (1.58%) WebLogic
11 54 (1.07%) Apache Solr
12 52 (1.03%) WebSphere
13 49 (0.97%) CMS
14 43 (0.85%) Apache Pig
15 31 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 27 (0.53%) Jetty
17 26 (0.51%) IIS
18 25 (0.49%) WordPress
19 24 (0.47%) MQSeries
20 19 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (0.49%) Photoshop
2 19 (0.38%) HipChat
3 18 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.30%) GIMP
5 9 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.040%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.040%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.040%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
1 19 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
3 8 (0.16%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.16%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.099%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.059%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.040%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.040%) Magento
7 1 (0.020%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.020%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.020%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,207 (43.59%) Amazon AWS
2 876 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 327 (6.46%) GitHub
4 322 (6.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 302 (5.96%) Amazon EC2
6 285 (5.63%) Serverless
7 252 (4.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 235 (4.64%) PaaS
9 228 (4.50%) OpenShift
10 225 (4.44%) Amazon S3
11 205 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
12 150 (2.96%) npm
12 150 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 149 (2.94%) IaaS
14 126 (2.49%) SaaS
15 116 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 103 (2.03%) Route 53
17 101 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
18 100 (1.98%) Heroku
19 65 (1.28%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 231 (4.56%) TCP/IP
2 216 (4.27%) HTTP
3 196 (3.87%) DNS
4 181 (3.57%) Firewall
5 160 (3.16%) SSL
6 91 (1.80%) Internet
7 54 (1.07%) FTP
8 52 (1.03%) VPN
9 45 (0.89%) Kerberos
10 40 (0.79%) DHCP
11 26 (0.51%) AMQP
11 26 (0.51%) SSH
12 25 (0.49%) DSL
13 24 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
14 22 (0.43%) WAN
15 21 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
15 21 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
16 20 (0.40%) SMS
17 19 (0.38%) Network Security
18 14 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (12.15%) NoSQL
2 588 (11.61%) MongoDB
3 504 (9.95%) PostgreSQL
4 373 (7.37%) MySQL
5 326 (6.44%) Big Data
6 315 (6.22%) Hadoop
7 292 (5.77%) SQL Server
8 257 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 207 (4.09%) Relational Database
10 189 (3.73%) Redis
11 165 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
12 89 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
13 88 (1.74%) HBase
14 81 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 79 (1.56%) RDBMS
16 75 (1.48%) Apache Hive
17 70 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
18 63 (1.24%) Blockchain
19 62 (1.22%) Couchbase
20 44 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,897 (37.47%) Jenkins
2 1,502 (29.67%) Git (software)
3 535 (10.57%) JIRA
4 437 (8.63%) Maven
5 282 (5.57%) Cucumber
6 272 (5.37%) Selenium
7 258 (5.10%) Sonatype Nexus
8 233 (4.60%) GitLab
9 205 (4.05%) Gradle
10 204 (4.03%) Artifactory
11 193 (3.81%) Vagrant
12 191 (3.77%) JUnit
13 187 (3.69%) Bitbucket
14 185 (3.65%) TeamCity
15 163 (3.22%) webpack
16 154 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 143 (2.82%) SonarQube
18 140 (2.77%) gulp
19 106 (2.09%) Subversion
20 101 (1.99%) Mocha
General
1 612 (12.09%) Finance
2 334 (6.60%) Banking
3 143 (2.82%) Retail
4 126 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 71 (1.40%) Games
6 69 (1.36%) Marketing
7 44 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 39 (0.77%) Law
9 36 (0.71%) Front Office
10 34 (0.67%) Advertising
10 34 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 29 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 29 (0.57%) Publishing
12 25 (0.49%) Electronics
13 23 (0.45%) Back Office
14 15 (0.30%) Automotive
15 13 (0.26%) Legal
16 8 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
16 8 (0.16%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2,069 (40.87%) Developer
2 1,664 (32.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 836 (16.51%) Java Developer
4 554 (10.94%) AWS Engineer
5 542 (10.71%) AWS DevOps
6 462 (9.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 334 (6.60%) Senior Developer
8 263 (5.19%) Senior DevOps
9 256 (5.06%) Architect
10 243 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 210 (4.15%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 184 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
13 181 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
14 160 (3.16%) React Developer
15 153 (3.02%) Software Engineer
16 152 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
17 151 (2.98%) Linux Engineer
18 148 (2.92%) .NET Developer
19 147 (2.90%) Python Developer
20 146 (2.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 820 (16.20%) Node.js
2 740 (14.62%) Spring
3 685 (13.53%) REST
4 622 (12.29%) Web Services
5 572 (11.30%) HTML
6 567 (11.20%) Kafka
7 551 (10.88%) AngularJS
8 546 (10.78%) CSS
9 520 (10.27%) React
10 445 (8.79%) RESTful
11 423 (8.35%) Spring Boot
12 390 (7.70%) .NET
13 354 (6.99%) HTML5
14 324 (6.40%) Elastic Stack
15 297 (5.87%) JSON
16 238 (4.70%) CSS3
17 222 (4.38%) Hibernate
18 220 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
19 207 (4.09%) SOAP
20 181 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 326 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
2 207 (4.09%) Fintech
3 175 (3.46%) Linux Command Line
4 160 (3.16%) User Experience
5 152 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 137 (2.71%) Mobile App
7 120 (2.37%) iPad
8 107 (2.11%) Algorithms
9 105 (2.07%) Computer Science
10 94 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 92 (1.82%) Data Centre
12 91 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
13 77 (1.52%) Cloud Native
14 59 (1.17%) Data Structures
15 50 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 44 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
17 43 (0.85%) Equities
18 41 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 37 (0.73%) Clustering
20 36 (0.71%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,896 (37.45%) Linux
2 463 (9.14%) Unix
3 397 (7.84%) Windows
4 319 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 249 (4.92%) CentOS
6 216 (4.27%) Ubuntu
7 74 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 72 (1.42%) Android
8 72 (1.42%) Windows Server
9 62 (1.22%) CoreOS
10 41 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 36 (0.71%) DC/OS
12 29 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (0.51%) Windows 10
14 25 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (0.47%) Solaris
16 17 (0.34%) VMS
17 14 (0.28%) Windows 7
18 10 (0.20%) Debian
19 9 (0.18%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,764 (54.59%) DevOps
2 2,483 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1,274 (25.16%) Microservices
4 1,149 (22.69%) TDD
5 1,144 (22.60%) Continuous Integration
6 850 (16.79%) Configuration Management
7 714 (14.10%) Scrum
8 660 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 591 (11.67%) BDD
10 563 (11.12%) Open Source
11 549 (10.84%) Software Engineering
12 434 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
13 320 (6.32%) E-Commerce
14 300 (5.93%) Deployment Automation
15 297 (5.87%) Kanban
16 278 (5.49%) OO
17 277 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
18 270 (5.33%) Mentoring
19 262 (5.17%) Web Development
20 236 (4.66%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2,001 (39.52%) Java
2 1,668 (32.94%) Python
3 1,085 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 782 (15.45%) Bash Shell
5 609 (12.03%) Java 8
6 601 (11.87%) Ruby
7 530 (10.47%) SQL
8 446 (8.81%) C#
9 389 (7.68%) Scala
10 379 (7.49%) Groovy
11 318 (6.28%) Go
12 297 (5.87%) Perl
13 265 (5.23%) ES6
14 236 (4.66%) PHP
15 196 (3.87%) TypeScript
16 193 (3.81%) PowerShell
17 192 (3.79%) Shell Script
18 144 (2.84%) C++
19 86 (1.70%) C
20 43 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 481 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 385 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 152 (3.00%) Degree
4 81 (1.60%) AWS Certification
5 63 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 19 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.26%) CISSP
10 11 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (0.22%) CISMP
10 11 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.22%) PhD
11 10 (0.20%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.16%) CHECK Team Member
13 7 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.12%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.12%) RHCE
15 4 (0.079%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (3.24%) GCP
2 155 (3.06%) QA
3 27 (0.53%) GDPR
4 24 (0.47%) PMO
5 20 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.20%) MiFID
8 6 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.099%) TickIT
10 4 (0.079%) SLA
11 3 (0.059%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.040%) PSD2
13 1 (0.020%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.020%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.020%) HL7
13 1 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.020%) WCAG
System Software
1 91 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
3 60 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 51 (1.01%) etcd
5 45 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 42 (0.83%) VirtualBox
7 41 (0.81%) flannel
8 35 (0.69%) Hyper-V
9 33 (0.65%) HDFS
10 23 (0.45%) Apache Flume
10 23 (0.45%) LXC
11 21 (0.41%) KVM
12 18 (0.36%) NFS
13 17 (0.34%) Ceph
13 17 (0.34%) Xen
14 15 (0.30%) Varnish
15 12 (0.24%) iptables
16 10 (0.20%) SkyDNS
16 10 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 10 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,972 (38.95%) Kubernetes
2 1,678 (33.14%) Ansible
3 1,216 (24.02%) Puppet
4 1,108 (21.88%) Terraform
5 832 (16.43%) Opscode Chef
6 191 (3.77%) Packer
7 190 (3.75%) Mesos
8 153 (3.02%) Grafana
9 149 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
10 144 (2.84%) Prometheus
11 139 (2.75%) Kibana
12 136 (2.69%) Nagios
13 133 (2.63%) Consul
14 126 (2.49%) logstash
15 106 (2.09%) HAProxy
16 105 (2.07%) Rancher
17 90 (1.78%) Salt
18 53 (1.05%) ZABBIX
19 52 (1.03%) Icinga
20 46 (0.91%) Marathon
Vendors
1 341 (6.74%) Google
2 286 (5.65%) Red Hat
3 232 (4.58%) Oracle
4 222 (4.38%) Microsoft
5 214 (4.23%) Splunk
6 186 (3.67%) Atlassian
7 139 (2.75%) VMware
8 105 (2.07%) New Relic
9 101 (1.99%) IBM
10 78 (1.54%) SaltStack
11 77 (1.52%) AppDynamics
12 56 (1.11%) Hortonworks
13 44 (0.87%) Cloudera
14 35 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
15 34 (0.67%) Capita
16 33 (0.65%) Adobe
17 31 (0.61%) SAP
17 31 (0.61%) Zend
18 29 (0.57%) Tableau
19 26 (0.51%) HP