Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 30 33
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing Docker 4,431 2,213 5,531
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.26% 5.90% 6.02%
As % of the System Software category 44.01% 38.97% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,256 1,652 4,029
10th Percentile £413 £400 £406
25th Percentile £464 £458 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £538
Median % change year-on-year - -2.33% +2.38%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £606
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 6 15
10th Percentile £33.35 £44.45 £38.21
25th Percentile £39.50 £46.68 £48.28
Median hourly rate £64.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.00% - -9.09%
75th Percentile £71.00 £56.63 £53.75
90th Percentile £76.20 £59.00 £65.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.50 £50.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +31.00% -4.76% -4.55%

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 10,068 5,678 14,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.23% 15.13% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,968 3,827 9,582
10th Percentile £226 £198 £180
25th Percentile £394 £358 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 248 591
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.34 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +3.24% +5.94%
75th Percentile £42.17 £25.07 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £51.86 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.60 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +0.88%

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 25 July 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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 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 +1 3,622 £538 - 1,814
London +3 2,354 £550 - 973
Work from Home +1 1,429 £525 - 424
UK excluding London +6 1,198 £500 - 929
South East +25 309 £513 +7.89% 192
North of England -16 275 £500 -4.76% 288
South West +25 189 £488 -11.36% 118
Scotland +27 177 £450 +11.11% 54
North West -18 151 £475 -9.52% 159
East of England +17 123 £550 +15.79% 87
Midlands -22 97 £525 +20.69% 139
Yorkshire -12 83 £500 -4.76% 102
West Midlands -12 67 £525 +20.69% 100
North East -6 41 £565 +14.14% 27
Wales -18 29 £495 +4.21% 34
East Midlands -13 27 £525 +16.67% 39
Northern Ireland -5 1 - - 17

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2,917 (65.83%) Kubernetes
2 2,136 (48.21%) DevOps
3 1,965 (44.35%) AWS
4 1,857 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
5 1,561 (35.23%) Java
6 1,474 (33.27%) Terraform
7 1,388 (31.32%) Azure
8 1,302 (29.38%) Microservices
9 1,284 (28.98%) Python
10 1,191 (26.88%) Jenkins
11 1,048 (23.65%) JavaScript
12 1,007 (22.73%) Linux
13 929 (20.97%) Git (software)
14 922 (20.81%) Ansible
15 875 (19.75%) Software Engineering
16 788 (17.78%) Finance
17 762 (17.20%) React
18 752 (16.97%) Node.js
19 746 (16.84%) TDD
20 644 (14.53%) Spring
21 625 (14.11%) Infrastructure as Code
22 608 (13.72%) GCP
23 604 (13.63%) SQL
24 599 (13.52%) Serverless
25 563 (12.71%) Security Cleared
26 559 (12.62%) Social Skills
27 547 (12.34%) Web Services
28 525 (11.85%) Spring Boot
29 505 (11.40%) Scrum
30 489 (11.04%) TypeScript

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
1 236 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
2 214 (4.83%) Confluence
3 178 (4.02%) Apache Spark
4 137 (3.09%) Apache
5 85 (1.92%) nginx
6 78 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 57 (1.29%) OpenStack
8 49 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
9 44 (0.99%) JBoss
10 39 (0.88%) CMS
11 38 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
12 36 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
13 33 (0.74%) WebSphere
14 32 (0.72%) WebLogic
15 23 (0.52%) SharePoint
16 22 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 20 (0.45%) Drupal
18 19 (0.43%) Mule
19 18 (0.41%) IIS
20 17 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.20%) Figma
3 4 (0.090%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.068%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.068%) GIMP
4 3 (0.068%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.068%) Sketch
5 2 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.045%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.023%) InVision
6 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.41%) Magento
2 8 (0.18%) assyst
2 8 (0.18%) Shopify
3 4 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.068%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.023%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.023%) Summit
5 1 (0.023%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.023%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1,965 (44.35%) AWS
2 1,388 (31.32%) Azure
3 608 (13.72%) GCP
4 599 (13.52%) Serverless
5 474 (10.70%) AWS Lambda
6 377 (8.51%) GitHub
7 348 (7.85%) Amazon S3
8 327 (7.38%) OpenShift
9 262 (5.91%) PaaS
10 256 (5.78%) Amazon SQS
11 244 (5.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 192 (4.33%) AWS Step Functions
13 178 (4.02%) Amazon EKS
14 175 (3.95%) IaaS
15 166 (3.75%) SaaS
16 164 (3.70%) Amazon ECS
17 148 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
18 96 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 68 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
20 60 (1.35%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 88 (1.99%) Firewall
2 82 (1.85%) HTTP
3 81 (1.83%) DNS
4 50 (1.13%) SSL
5 43 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 41 (0.93%) VPN
7 40 (0.90%) LAN
8 32 (0.72%) WAN
9 25 (0.56%) Internet
10 24 (0.54%) Kerberos
10 24 (0.54%) Wireless
11 23 (0.52%) IPv4
12 19 (0.43%) 3GPP
12 19 (0.43%) Network Security
12 19 (0.43%) SGSN
12 19 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
13 16 (0.36%) DHCP
13 16 (0.36%) SAN
14 15 (0.34%) VLAN
15 14 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (9.91%) PostgreSQL
2 320 (7.22%) NoSQL
3 283 (6.39%) MongoDB
4 262 (5.91%) Big Data
5 254 (5.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 236 (5.33%) Amazon RDS
7 226 (5.10%) MySQL
8 193 (4.36%) SQL Server
9 176 (3.97%) Relational Database
10 168 (3.79%) Hadoop
11 137 (3.09%) Redis
12 90 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 63 (1.42%) Apache Hive
14 60 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 54 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
16 53 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
17 50 (1.13%) HBase
18 49 (1.11%) RDBMS
19 48 (1.08%) BigQuery
20 46 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,191 (26.88%) Jenkins
2 929 (20.97%) Git (software)
3 424 (9.57%) JIRA
4 366 (8.26%) GitLab
5 332 (7.49%) Maven
6 202 (4.56%) Cucumber
7 195 (4.40%) JUnit
8 167 (3.77%) Bitbucket
9 131 (2.96%) Gradle
10 128 (2.89%) Artifactory
10 128 (2.89%) TeamCity
11 112 (2.53%) Selenium
12 107 (2.41%) Mockito
13 105 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
14 101 (2.28%) SonarQube
15 96 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 94 (2.12%) webpack
17 92 (2.08%) CircleCI
18 83 (1.87%) Cypress.io
19 76 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 788 (17.78%) Finance
2 559 (12.62%) Social Skills
3 339 (7.65%) Banking
4 302 (6.82%) Public Sector
5 271 (6.12%) Front Office
6 130 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
7 109 (2.46%) Retail
8 90 (2.03%) Telecoms
9 87 (1.96%) Investment Banking
10 63 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
11 55 (1.24%) Influencing Skills
12 54 (1.22%) Marketing
13 42 (0.95%) Electronics
14 37 (0.84%) Games
14 37 (0.84%) Manufacturing
15 32 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.68%) Law
17 29 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
18 27 (0.61%) Legal
19 20 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,862 (42.02%) Developer
2 969 (21.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 588 (13.27%) Java Developer
4 347 (7.83%) AWS Engineer
5 313 (7.06%) Architect
6 291 (6.57%) Software Engineer
7 289 (6.52%) React Developer
8 277 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 254 (5.73%) AWS DevOps
10 238 (5.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 228 (5.15%) Full Stack Developer
12 206 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
13 180 (4.06%) AWS Developer
14 166 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
15 154 (3.48%) .NET Developer
16 150 (3.39%) Python Developer
17 148 (3.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 148 (3.34%) Node.js Developer
18 142 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
19 128 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (17.20%) React
2 752 (16.97%) Node.js
3 644 (14.53%) Spring
4 547 (12.34%) Web Services
5 525 (11.85%) Spring Boot
6 486 (10.97%) REST
7 466 (10.52%) Kafka
8 449 (10.13%) .NET
9 343 (7.74%) CSS
10 338 (7.63%) AngularJS
11 330 (7.45%) HTML
12 267 (6.03%) RESTful
13 244 (5.51%) .NET Core
14 209 (4.72%) GraphQL
15 186 (4.20%) Material-UI
16 176 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
17 155 (3.50%) JSON
18 132 (2.98%) Vue.js
19 124 (2.80%) XML
20 117 (2.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 200 (4.51%) Cloud Native
2 177 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
3 154 (3.48%) Public Cloud
4 144 (3.25%) User Experience
5 116 (2.62%) Data Protection Act
6 106 (2.39%) Data Centre
7 79 (1.78%) Algorithms
7 79 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 76 (1.72%) Data Structures
9 70 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 64 (1.44%) Legacy Systems
11 61 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 47 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 47 (1.06%) PKI
13 45 (1.02%) Derivative
14 43 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 42 (0.95%) Fixed Income
15 42 (0.95%) Virtual Team
16 38 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
17 36 (0.81%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 1,007 (22.73%) Linux
2 231 (5.21%) Windows
3 211 (4.76%) Unix
4 123 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (1.31%) CentOS
6 48 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 42 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 31 (0.70%) VMS
9 25 (0.56%) Android
10 21 (0.47%) Solaris
11 17 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.27%) Debian
12 12 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.23%) Alpine Linux
14 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
15 8 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.16%) AIX
16 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,136 (48.21%) DevOps
2 1,857 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1,302 (29.38%) Microservices
4 875 (19.75%) Software Engineering
5 746 (16.84%) TDD
6 625 (14.11%) Infrastructure as Code
7 505 (11.40%) Scrum
8 486 (10.97%) Test Automation
9 433 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
10 396 (8.94%) BDD
11 289 (6.52%) Open Source
12 280 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
13 247 (5.57%) Configuration Management
14 232 (5.24%) Asset Management
15 229 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
16 223 (5.03%) Investment Management
16 223 (5.03%) Unit Testing
17 216 (4.87%) Migration
18 207 (4.67%) Kanban
19 200 (4.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,561 (35.23%) Java
2 1,284 (28.98%) Python
3 1,048 (23.65%) JavaScript
4 604 (13.63%) SQL
5 489 (11.04%) TypeScript
6 453 (10.22%) C#
7 445 (10.04%) Bash Shell
8 284 (6.41%) Go
9 261 (5.89%) Java 8
10 248 (5.60%) Scala
11 243 (5.48%) PowerShell
12 191 (4.31%) PHP
13 159 (3.59%) Ruby
14 134 (3.02%) Java 11
15 129 (2.91%) Kotlin
16 123 (2.78%) Groovy
17 114 (2.57%) C++
18 88 (1.99%) Shell Script
19 70 (1.58%) C
20 68 (1.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 563 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 444 (10.02%) SC Cleared
3 156 (3.52%) Degree
4 92 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 47 (1.06%) AWS Certification
6 43 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 42 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.23%) CCNA
9 10 (0.23%) CISSP
10 9 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.18%) RHCE
12 6 (0.14%) CCA
12 6 (0.14%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.14%) OCP
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.11%) CISM
13 5 (0.11%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.090%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (3.43%) QA
2 78 (1.76%) Accessibility
3 47 (1.06%) GDPR
4 31 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.47%) SLA
6 20 (0.45%) OASIS TOSCA
7 18 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.25%) NIST
9 8 (0.18%) NCSC
9 8 (0.18%) WCAG
10 5 (0.11%) COBIT
11 4 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.068%) FedRAMP
12 3 (0.068%) PSD2
13 2 (0.045%) HL7
13 2 (0.045%) ISO 15022
13 2 (0.045%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 1 (0.023%) HIPAA
System Software
1 93 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 66 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.74%) KVM
4 32 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (0.61%) LXC
6 25 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.47%) HDFS
7 21 (0.47%) Varnish
8 16 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 15 (0.34%) NFS
9 15 (0.34%) vSphere
10 12 (0.27%) Hyper-V
11 11 (0.25%) Xen
12 9 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
13 8 (0.18%) iptables
13 8 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.18%) Postfix
14 6 (0.14%) qmail
14 6 (0.14%) SRDF
15 5 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2,917 (65.83%) Kubernetes
2 1,474 (33.27%) Terraform
3 922 (20.81%) Ansible
4 326 (7.36%) Puppet
5 260 (5.87%) Prometheus
6 255 (5.75%) Grafana
7 184 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
8 117 (2.64%) Kibana
9 101 (2.28%) Rancher
10 94 (2.12%) Packer
11 93 (2.10%) Docker Swarm
12 73 (1.65%) Istio
13 55 (1.24%) logstash
14 51 (1.15%) Consul
15 23 (0.52%) Fluentd
15 23 (0.52%) MIIS
16 21 (0.47%) Nagios
17 20 (0.45%) Cloudify
18 19 (0.43%) Juju
18 19 (0.43%) Mesos
Vendors
1 338 (7.63%) Oracle
2 267 (6.03%) Google
3 257 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 165 (3.72%) Red Hat
5 134 (3.02%) Splunk
6 112 (2.53%) VMware
7 102 (2.30%) Atlassian
8 79 (1.78%) IBM
9 59 (1.33%) Cisco
9 59 (1.33%) SAP
10 56 (1.26%) Dynatrace
11 54 (1.22%) New Relic
12 47 (1.06%) AppDynamics
13 44 (0.99%) Databricks
14 40 (0.90%) Cloudera
15 37 (0.84%) Hortonworks
16 36 (0.81%) MuleSoft
17 35 (0.79%) Adobe
17 35 (0.79%) Sybase
18 26 (0.59%) Juniper