Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 31 45
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 +37
Contract jobs citing Docker 2,415 5,688 4,972
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.84% 6.11% 4.82%
As % of the System Software category 37.64% 39.37% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,843 4,234 3,631
Median daily rate £525 £530 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £406 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £49.13 £49.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.76% -0.41% -3.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.45 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year +0.45% -6.84% -6.86%

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 6,416 14,449 14,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.51% 15.53% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,044 9,580 9,205
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £186 £180 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 623 860
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.92 £47.50 £45.47
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.49% +2.32% +3.33%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 -2 2,279 £538 - 736
London -1 1,462 £550 - 368
UK excluding London -6 876 £500 - 418
North of England +12 341 £525 +10.53% 125
North West +9 194 £525 - 66
Work from Home +3 188 £513 +2.50% 113
South East -20 169 £475 -1.04% 90
South West -12 128 £525 - 52
Yorkshire -4 93 £525 +10.53% 42
Midlands -22 83 £435 -9.38% 59
East of England +16 66 £478 -6.83% 41
West Midlands -19 53 £432 -9.05% 46
North East +16 48 £450 - 17
Scotland +6 48 £450 -2.70% 21
Wales -5 40 £475 -13.64% 24
East Midlands -13 26 £450 -10.00% 13
Northern Ireland +9 4 £400 -5.88% 6
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 1,565 (64.80%) Kubernetes
2 1,238 (51.26%) DevOps
3 1,195 (49.48%) AWS
4 1,131 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
5 1,010 (41.82%) Java
6 844 (34.95%) Microservices
7 813 (33.66%) Azure
8 812 (33.62%) Python
9 737 (30.52%) Jenkins
10 731 (30.27%) Terraform
11 640 (26.50%) Linux
12 524 (21.70%) Ansible
13 506 (20.95%) Git (software)
14 436 (18.05%) Finance
15 407 (16.85%) SQL
16 398 (16.48%) JavaScript
17 380 (15.73%) Scrum
18 375 (15.53%) Software Engineering
19 372 (15.40%) Continuous Integration
20 370 (15.32%) Web Services
21 369 (15.28%) GCP
22 368 (15.24%) Security Cleared
23 364 (15.07%) TDD
24 361 (14.95%) Test Automation
25 326 (13.50%) C#
26 318 (13.17%) Node.js
27 306 (12.67%) Spring
28 301 (12.46%) Java 8
29 298 (12.34%) Serverless
30 282 (11.68%) OpenShift

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
1 186 (7.70%) Confluence
2 156 (6.46%) Elasticsearch
3 89 (3.69%) Apache
4 81 (3.35%) Apache Spark
5 53 (2.19%) nginx
6 48 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 24 (0.99%) WebLogic
8 21 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 18 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.70%) JBoss
11 15 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
11 15 (0.62%) Camunda
11 15 (0.62%) Mule
12 14 (0.58%) IIS
12 14 (0.58%) SharePoint
13 12 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
14 11 (0.46%) SAS
15 10 (0.41%) CMS
16 9 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.083%) Sketch
5 1 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.041%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.041%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.21%) Magento
1 5 (0.21%) NetSuite
1 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.083%) Maximo
3 2 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.083%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.083%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.041%) Actimize
4 1 (0.041%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.041%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.041%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1,195 (49.48%) AWS
2 813 (33.66%) Azure
3 369 (15.28%) GCP
4 298 (12.34%) Serverless
5 282 (11.68%) OpenShift
6 234 (9.69%) AWS Lambda
7 218 (9.03%) Amazon EC2
8 201 (8.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 192 (7.95%) Amazon S3
10 186 (7.70%) GitHub
11 184 (7.62%) Amazon ECS
12 107 (4.43%) SaaS
13 95 (3.93%) Amazon SQS
14 71 (2.94%) PaaS
15 63 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 60 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 57 (2.36%) Amazon EKS
18 51 (2.11%) IaaS
19 47 (1.95%) Apigee
20 40 (1.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.65%) DNS
1 64 (2.65%) HTTP
2 61 (2.53%) SSL
3 60 (2.48%) Firewall
4 41 (1.70%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.41%) HTTPS
6 24 (0.99%) VPN
7 18 (0.75%) Kerberos
8 16 (0.66%) VLAN
9 13 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
10 12 (0.50%) DHCP
11 10 (0.41%) FTP
11 10 (0.41%) Internet
12 9 (0.37%) DSL
13 8 (0.33%) Junos
13 8 (0.33%) Skype
13 8 (0.33%) WAN
14 7 (0.29%) BGP
14 7 (0.29%) SNMP
14 7 (0.29%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (10.68%) MySQL
2 221 (9.15%) MongoDB
3 202 (8.36%) NoSQL
4 194 (8.03%) SQL Server
5 186 (7.70%) Big Data
6 164 (6.79%) PostgreSQL
7 130 (5.38%) Amazon RDS
8 122 (5.05%) Amazon Redshift
9 106 (4.39%) Hadoop
10 97 (4.02%) Relational Database
11 55 (2.28%) Redis
12 50 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 42 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 34 (1.41%) RDBMS
15 31 (1.28%) BigQuery
16 28 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
18 23 (0.95%) Data Lake
18 23 (0.95%) MariaDB
19 19 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 737 (30.52%) Jenkins
2 506 (20.95%) Git (software)
3 247 (10.23%) JIRA
4 212 (8.78%) GitLab
5 153 (6.34%) Maven
6 149 (6.17%) Artifactory
7 133 (5.51%) JUnit
8 131 (5.42%) Bitbucket
9 121 (5.01%) Mockito
10 115 (4.76%) Selenium
11 111 (4.60%) Cucumber
12 103 (4.27%) Gradle
13 75 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 74 (3.06%) SonarQube
15 58 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
16 57 (2.36%) webpack
17 54 (2.24%) RStudio
17 54 (2.24%) TeamCity
18 53 (2.19%) Jasmine
19 45 (1.86%) CircleCI
General
1 436 (18.05%) Finance
2 209 (8.65%) Public Sector
3 181 (7.49%) Banking
4 127 (5.26%) Front Office
5 44 (1.82%) Retail
6 39 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 23 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 22 (0.91%) Marketing
9 19 (0.79%) Back Office
9 19 (0.79%) Games
10 16 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.54%) Publishing
12 11 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.41%) Law
14 9 (0.37%) Advertising
15 7 (0.29%) Legal
15 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.25%) Electronics
17 4 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,038 (42.98%) Developer
2 535 (22.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 468 (19.38%) Java Developer
4 219 (9.07%) AWS Engineer
5 155 (6.42%) AWS DevOps
6 147 (6.09%) Architect
7 127 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 122 (5.05%) AWS Developer
9 114 (4.72%) Software Engineer
10 105 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 101 (4.18%) Senior Developer
12 94 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
13 90 (3.73%) React Developer
14 87 (3.60%) Python Developer
15 82 (3.40%) Python Engineer
16 80 (3.31%) C# Developer
17 78 (3.23%) Senior DevOps
18 72 (2.98%) Azure Engineer
19 70 (2.90%) Kubernetes Engineer
20 69 (2.86%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (15.32%) Web Services
2 318 (13.17%) Node.js
3 306 (12.67%) Spring
4 278 (11.51%) .NET
5 270 (11.18%) REST
6 253 (10.48%) Kafka
7 245 (10.14%) React
8 240 (9.94%) AngularJS
9 239 (9.90%) Spring Boot
10 164 (6.79%) HTML
11 157 (6.50%) RESTful
12 140 (5.80%) CSS
13 120 (4.97%) .NET Core
14 105 (4.35%) J2EE
14 105 (4.35%) Redux
15 90 (3.73%) GraphQL
16 89 (3.69%) Swagger
17 88 (3.64%) OAuth
18 84 (3.48%) ActiveMQ
19 83 (3.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 202 (8.36%) Greenfield Project
2 109 (4.51%) Fixed Income
3 100 (4.14%) Public Cloud
4 99 (4.10%) Derivative
5 95 (3.93%) Equities
6 92 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
7 77 (3.19%) Cloud Native
8 64 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
9 61 (2.53%) Hedge funds
9 61 (2.53%) User Experience
10 38 (1.57%) PKI
11 35 (1.45%) Mobile App
12 34 (1.41%) Data Centre
13 33 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
14 29 (1.20%) Data Structures
15 24 (0.99%) Algorithms
15 24 (0.99%) Blog
15 24 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (0.95%) Virtual Team
17 21 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 640 (26.50%) Linux
2 224 (9.28%) Unix
3 192 (7.95%) Windows
4 95 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (3.06%) Mac OS X
6 61 (2.53%) CentOS
7 59 (2.44%) Windows Server
8 29 (1.20%) Android
9 25 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
11 17 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.62%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.58%) Solaris
14 11 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.41%) CoreOS
16 8 (0.33%) Debian
17 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 4 (0.17%) AIX
18 4 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,238 (51.26%) DevOps
2 1,131 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
3 844 (34.95%) Microservices
4 380 (15.73%) Scrum
5 375 (15.53%) Software Engineering
6 372 (15.40%) Continuous Integration
7 364 (15.07%) TDD
8 361 (14.95%) Test Automation
9 272 (11.26%) BDD
10 258 (10.68%) Infrastructure as Code
11 217 (8.99%) Open Source
12 200 (8.28%) Configuration Management
13 197 (8.16%) Pair Programming
14 169 (7.00%) Asset Management
15 160 (6.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 154 (6.38%) Migration
17 152 (6.29%) Deployment Automation
18 146 (6.05%) Continuous Deployment
19 138 (5.71%) Kanban
19 138 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,010 (41.82%) Java
2 812 (33.62%) Python
3 407 (16.85%) SQL
4 398 (16.48%) JavaScript
5 326 (13.50%) C#
6 301 (12.46%) Java 8
7 223 (9.23%) Bash Shell
8 150 (6.21%) TypeScript
9 147 (6.09%) PowerShell
10 127 (5.26%) Ruby
11 125 (5.18%) Go
12 91 (3.77%) Scala
13 89 (3.69%) R
14 72 (2.98%) Perl
15 70 (2.90%) Groovy
16 69 (2.86%) PHP
17 64 (2.65%) Shell Script
18 51 (2.11%) ES6
19 50 (2.07%) Kotlin
20 45 (1.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 368 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 275 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 76 (3.15%) Degree
4 65 (2.69%) DV Cleared
5 34 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 27 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (0.99%) CCA
8 21 (0.87%) AWS Certification
9 20 (0.83%) DBS Check
10 13 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.54%) Sun Certification
11 10 (0.41%) ISEB
11 10 (0.41%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.21%) SANS
14 4 (0.17%) RHCE
15 3 (0.12%) OCP
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.60%) QA
2 15 (0.62%) SLA
3 10 (0.41%) GDPR
4 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.29%) WCAG
5 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.21%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.083%) HL7
7 2 (0.083%) NIST
7 2 (0.083%) PMO
8 1 (0.041%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.041%) DICOM
8 1 (0.041%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 59 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (0.75%) vSphere
5 14 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.46%) LXC
8 10 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.25%) Xen
10 5 (0.21%) HDFS
10 5 (0.21%) Samba
10 5 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.17%) Gluster
12 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.12%) KVM
12 3 (0.12%) NDS
12 3 (0.12%) NFS
12 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,565 (64.80%) Kubernetes
2 731 (30.27%) Terraform
3 524 (21.70%) Ansible
4 246 (10.19%) Puppet
5 192 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
6 95 (3.93%) Packer
7 75 (3.11%) Prometheus
8 55 (2.28%) Docker Swarm
9 51 (2.11%) Grafana
10 50 (2.07%) Rancher
11 33 (1.37%) Istio
12 31 (1.28%) Kibana
13 24 (0.99%) Consul
13 24 (0.99%) Salt
14 22 (0.91%) Zipkin
15 17 (0.70%) logstash
15 17 (0.70%) Nagios
16 15 (0.62%) ZABBIX
17 14 (0.58%) Mesos
18 13 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 169 (7.00%) Google
2 159 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 113 (4.68%) Oracle
4 92 (3.81%) Red Hat
5 82 (3.40%) VMware
6 81 (3.35%) Cloudera
7 64 (2.65%) Hortonworks
8 51 (2.11%) Splunk
9 46 (1.90%) Atlassian
10 27 (1.12%) Databricks
11 24 (0.99%) AppDynamics
11 24 (0.99%) New Relic
12 19 (0.79%) IBM
12 19 (0.79%) Tableau
13 16 (0.66%) Sybase
14 15 (0.62%) SaltStack
15 13 (0.54%) StreamSets
16 12 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (0.50%) SAP
17 10 (0.41%) Informatica