Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 52 91
Rank change year-on-year +16 +39 +238
Contract jobs citing Docker 5,896 3,914 2,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.93% 3.90% 2.53%
As % of the System Software category 38.75% 30.62% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,259 2,967 1,730
UK median daily rate £530 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £387 £375
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.25 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +23.84% - -

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 15,215 12,782 11,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.29% 12.75% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,962 8,316 7,421
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £165
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 816 692 823
UK median hourly rate £16.05 £16.45 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.45% +2.83% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.63 £45.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -3.23%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +16 5,606 £538 +2.38% 1,633
London +23 3,541 £550 +2.80% 894
UK excluding London +29 2,277 £488 +2.63% 800
South East +16 638 £500 +3.31% 201
North of England +24 593 £500 +8.64% 214
Midlands +58 401 £463 -2.63% 108
South West +17 269 £500 +6.67% 131
West Midlands +75 256 £463 -5.13% 59
North West +26 247 £540 +8.00% 109
Yorkshire +15 239 £450 - 88
Scotland +36 171 £513 +20.59% 33
East of England +2 161 £500 - 85
East Midlands +35 145 £450 - 49
North East +47 112 £500 -20.00% 17
Wales +29 66 £425 - 13
Northern Ireland +20 8 £463 +23.33% 15

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 3,246 (55.05%) DevOps
2 2,894 (49.08%) Kubernetes
3 2,888 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
4 2,547 (43.20%) Java
5 2,475 (41.98%) Amazon AWS
6 2,199 (37.30%) Jenkins
7 1,820 (30.87%) Ansible
8 1,811 (30.72%) Linux
9 1,798 (30.50%) Python
10 1,791 (30.38%) Microservices
11 1,638 (27.78%) Git (software)
12 1,450 (24.59%) Terraform
13 1,287 (21.83%) TDD
14 1,216 (20.62%) JavaScript
15 1,195 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
16 1,128 (19.13%) Puppet
17 1,024 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
18 1,011 (17.15%) Spring
19 920 (15.60%) Node.js
20 872 (14.79%) Test Automation
21 837 (14.20%) Scrum
22 816 (13.84%) Java 8
23 790 (13.40%) Finance
23 790 (13.40%) SQL
24 766 (12.99%) REST
25 761 (12.91%) Spring Boot
26 759 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
27 754 (12.79%) BDD
28 730 (12.38%) Web Services
29 699 (11.86%) Bash Shell

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
1 487 (8.26%) Elasticsearch
2 436 (7.39%) Confluence
3 289 (4.90%) Apache
4 250 (4.24%) nginx
5 198 (3.36%) Apache Spark
6 152 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 115 (1.95%) JBoss
7 115 (1.95%) WebLogic
8 114 (1.93%) OpenStack
9 106 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 74 (1.26%) CMS
11 71 (1.20%) Apache Solr
12 67 (1.14%) WebSphere
13 62 (1.05%) MQSeries
14 60 (1.02%) IIS
15 50 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 23 (0.39%) SharePoint
17 22 (0.37%) WordPress
18 20 (0.34%) Drupal
19 17 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 19 (0.32%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.085%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.085%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.068%) GIMP
5 4 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.051%) HipChat
6 3 (0.051%) InVision
7 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.034%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.017%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 11 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.068%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.068%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.068%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.051%) Magento
9 2 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.017%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.017%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 2,475 (41.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1,195 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 480 (8.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 383 (6.50%) GitHub
5 362 (6.14%) Serverless
6 302 (5.12%) Amazon EC2
7 299 (5.07%) OpenShift
8 291 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 287 (4.87%) PaaS
10 238 (4.04%) Amazon S3
11 229 (3.88%) AWS Lambda
12 161 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 152 (2.58%) IaaS
14 125 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
15 118 (2.00%) SaaS
16 107 (1.81%) Route 53
17 104 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 102 (1.73%) npm
19 91 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
20 84 (1.42%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 275 (4.66%) HTTP
2 216 (3.66%) Firewall
3 159 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 149 (2.53%) DNS
5 136 (2.31%) SSL
6 95 (1.61%) VPN
7 70 (1.19%) Internet
8 51 (0.86%) SSH
9 43 (0.73%) FTP
10 38 (0.64%) DSL
10 38 (0.64%) VLAN
11 31 (0.53%) DHCP
12 22 (0.37%) OpenVPN
13 20 (0.34%) AMQP
13 20 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
14 19 (0.32%) BIG-IP
15 18 (0.31%) Kerberos
15 18 (0.31%) Skype
16 17 (0.29%) SMTP
17 16 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 674 (11.43%) MongoDB
2 608 (10.31%) NoSQL
3 548 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
4 518 (8.79%) MySQL
5 369 (6.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 356 (6.04%) Big Data
7 326 (5.53%) SQL Server
8 317 (5.38%) Hadoop
9 255 (4.32%) Relational Database
10 253 (4.29%) Redis
11 168 (2.85%) Amazon RDS
12 108 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 107 (1.81%) Couchbase
14 87 (1.48%) HBase
15 77 (1.31%) RDBMS
16 61 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
17 59 (1.00%) Apache Hive
18 52 (0.88%) Oracle Database
19 49 (0.83%) Blockchain
20 44 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 2,199 (37.30%) Jenkins
2 1,638 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 692 (11.74%) JIRA
4 632 (10.72%) Maven
5 560 (9.50%) Selenium
6 462 (7.84%) Cucumber
7 314 (5.33%) JUnit
8 311 (5.27%) GitLab
9 274 (4.65%) Gradle
10 241 (4.09%) SonarQube
11 227 (3.85%) Bitbucket
12 215 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
13 196 (3.32%) gulp
14 192 (3.26%) Artifactory
15 191 (3.24%) TeamCity
16 171 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 168 (2.85%) Gatling
18 159 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
19 139 (2.36%) Vagrant
20 132 (2.24%) Subversion
General
1 790 (13.40%) Finance
2 363 (6.16%) Banking
3 188 (3.19%) Retail
4 89 (1.51%) Games
4 89 (1.51%) Telecoms
5 55 (0.93%) Marketing
6 53 (0.90%) Front Office
7 52 (0.88%) Law
8 50 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 49 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 46 (0.78%) Advertising
11 34 (0.58%) Legal
12 32 (0.54%) Back Office
13 25 (0.42%) Publishing
14 19 (0.32%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.22%) Electronics
17 11 (0.19%) Billing
18 10 (0.17%) Automotive
19 6 (0.10%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2,367 (40.15%) Developer
2 1,727 (29.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,048 (17.77%) Java Developer
4 546 (9.26%) AWS Engineer
5 479 (8.12%) AWS DevOps
6 435 (7.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 401 (6.80%) Senior Developer
8 357 (6.05%) Architect
9 220 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
10 206 (3.49%) Senior DevOps
11 198 (3.36%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 193 (3.27%) .NET Developer
13 189 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
14 187 (3.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 186 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
15 186 (3.15%) Software Engineer
16 183 (3.10%) Java Engineer
17 175 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 172 (2.92%) AWS Developer
19 169 (2.87%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,011 (17.15%) Spring
2 920 (15.60%) Node.js
3 766 (12.99%) REST
4 761 (12.91%) Spring Boot
5 730 (12.38%) Web Services
6 652 (11.06%) Kafka
7 556 (9.43%) AngularJS
8 549 (9.31%) HTML
9 529 (8.97%) CSS
10 521 (8.84%) RESTful
11 519 (8.80%) React
12 474 (8.04%) .NET
13 362 (6.14%) JSON
14 321 (5.44%) Elastic Stack
15 310 (5.26%) Hibernate
16 299 (5.07%) HTML5
17 222 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
18 203 (3.44%) Redux
19 202 (3.43%) SOAP
20 190 (3.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 473 (8.02%) Greenfield Project
2 203 (3.44%) Fintech
3 168 (2.85%) Public Cloud
4 161 (2.73%) User Experience
5 141 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
6 135 (2.29%) Cloud Native
7 102 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 99 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 98 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
10 97 (1.65%) Data Centre
11 95 (1.61%) Mobile App
12 88 (1.49%) Algorithms
13 64 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 64 (1.09%) iPad
14 56 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 55 (0.93%) PKI
16 51 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
17 42 (0.71%) Device Driver
18 33 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 32 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1,811 (30.72%) Linux
2 513 (8.70%) Windows
3 458 (7.77%) Unix
4 378 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 247 (4.19%) CentOS
6 163 (2.76%) Ubuntu
7 102 (1.73%) Windows Server
8 81 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 79 (1.34%) Android
10 60 (1.02%) CoreOS
11 38 (0.64%) Solaris
12 28 (0.47%) VMS
13 25 (0.42%) Debian
14 24 (0.41%) AIX
14 24 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 14 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (0.22%) DC/OS
18 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (0.17%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,246 (55.05%) DevOps
2 2,888 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
3 1,791 (30.38%) Microservices
4 1,287 (21.83%) TDD
5 1,024 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
6 872 (14.79%) Test Automation
7 837 (14.20%) Scrum
8 754 (12.79%) BDD
9 687 (11.65%) Configuration Management
10 596 (10.11%) Open Source
11 559 (9.48%) Software Engineering
12 497 (8.43%) Continuous Delivery
13 377 (6.39%) Kanban
14 349 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
15 285 (4.83%) Migration
16 284 (4.82%) Analytics
17 279 (4.73%) Deployment Automation
18 271 (4.60%) MVC
19 254 (4.31%) E-Commerce
20 241 (4.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,547 (43.20%) Java
2 1,798 (30.50%) Python
3 1,216 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 816 (13.84%) Java 8
5 790 (13.40%) SQL
6 699 (11.86%) Bash Shell
7 556 (9.43%) Ruby
8 502 (8.51%) C#
9 443 (7.51%) Go
10 428 (7.26%) Scala
11 362 (6.14%) Groovy
12 325 (5.51%) Perl
13 273 (4.63%) PHP
14 263 (4.46%) PowerShell
15 185 (3.14%) ES6
16 179 (3.04%) TypeScript
17 172 (2.92%) Shell Script
18 116 (1.97%) C++
19 81 (1.37%) Java 9
20 65 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 503 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 347 (5.89%) SC Cleared
3 198 (3.36%) Degree
4 112 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 73 (1.24%) AWS Certification
6 50 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 48 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 28 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 17 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 16 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 15 (0.25%) ISEB
12 11 (0.19%) CISSP
12 11 (0.19%) RHCE
13 9 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 9 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (0.15%) Sun Certification
14 8 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.085%) CCA
16 5 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (3.92%) QA
2 12 (0.20%) GDPR
3 11 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.19%) PSD2
4 10 (0.17%) PMO
5 9 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.15%) WCAG
6 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.068%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.051%) OASIS TOSCA
9 3 (0.051%) SLA
9 3 (0.051%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.034%) HL7
10 2 (0.034%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.034%) MiFID
11 1 (0.017%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 120 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 105 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 40 (0.68%) NFS
5 30 (0.51%) etcd
6 29 (0.49%) flannel
6 29 (0.49%) KVM
7 27 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 27 (0.46%) Ceph
7 27 (0.46%) HDFS
7 27 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 26 (0.44%) SkyDNS
8 26 (0.44%) Xen
9 24 (0.41%) GlusterFS
10 14 (0.24%) VirtualBox
11 12 (0.20%) vSphere
12 11 (0.19%) Squid
12 11 (0.19%) vCloud
12 11 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2,894 (49.08%) Kubernetes
2 1,820 (30.87%) Ansible
3 1,450 (24.59%) Terraform
4 1,128 (19.13%) Puppet
5 759 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
6 214 (3.63%) Prometheus
7 208 (3.53%) Grafana
8 190 (3.22%) Docker Swarm
9 174 (2.95%) Kibana
10 173 (2.93%) Packer
11 144 (2.44%) Mesos
12 143 (2.43%) Rancher
13 135 (2.29%) Nagios
14 95 (1.61%) Salt
15 85 (1.44%) ZABBIX
16 83 (1.41%) Consul
16 83 (1.41%) logstash
17 76 (1.29%) Graphite
18 63 (1.07%) HAProxy
19 58 (0.98%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 444 (7.53%) Google
2 372 (6.31%) Oracle
3 321 (5.44%) Red Hat
4 313 (5.31%) Microsoft
5 238 (4.04%) Splunk
6 186 (3.15%) Atlassian
7 178 (3.02%) VMware
8 82 (1.39%) AppDynamics
9 80 (1.36%) New Relic
10 65 (1.10%) SaltStack
11 64 (1.09%) Adobe
12 54 (0.92%) Black Duck
13 51 (0.86%) IBM
14 47 (0.80%) Cloudera
14 47 (0.80%) webMethods
15 42 (0.71%) Hortonworks
16 40 (0.68%) SAP
17 38 (0.64%) F5
18 37 (0.63%) WSO2
19 32 (0.54%) NetApp