Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 36 34
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 +12
Contract jobs citing Docker 3,392 3,024 5,760
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.33% 5.27% 6.02%
As % of the System Software category 43.48% 33.92% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,538 2,239 4,222
10th Percentile £400 £403 £406
25th Percentile £458 £456 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £538 £538
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% - +2.38%
75th Percentile £600 £613 £610
90th Percentile £700 £683 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 3
10th Percentile £24.13 £46.00 £43.75
25th Percentile £34.25 £47.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £43.75 £59.00 £57.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.85% +2.61% +27.78%
75th Percentile £57.88 £78.75 £65.00
90th Percentile £60.00 " £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £50.00

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 7,802 8,914 14,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 15.52% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,374 6,005 9,889
10th Percentile £233 £168 £180
25th Percentile £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 490 648
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.26 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.96 £13.28 £12.76
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.10
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +5.57% +1.53%
75th Percentile £47.38 £22.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.68 £16.50 £15.48
% change year-on-year +7.12% +6.62% +3.17%

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 20 April 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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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 +11 2,795 £525 -4.55% 1,670
London +3 1,813 £525 -4.55% 785
Work from Home -1 1,165 £525 - 409
UK excluding London +11 930 £475 -5.00% 963
South East +19 239 £475 -5.00% 260
North of England -9 205 £475 -5.00% 266
South West +17 165 £475 -9.52% 145
Scotland +36 121 £450 - 59
North West -12 112 £450 -14.29% 141
East of England +38 97 £525 +5.00% 75
Yorkshire +12 71 £500 -1.72% 97
Midlands -19 70 £425 -0.70% 135
West Midlands -12 47 £425 -8.11% 96
Wales +1 33 £475 - 15
North East -3 22 £475 +5.56% 28
East Midlands -9 22 £419 -1.47% 39

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2,283 (67.31%) Kubernetes
2 1,550 (45.70%) DevOps
3 1,450 (42.75%) AWS
4 1,395 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1,241 (36.59%) Java
6 1,116 (32.90%) Terraform
7 1,046 (30.84%) Azure
8 982 (28.95%) Python
9 933 (27.51%) Microservices
10 906 (26.71%) JavaScript
11 873 (25.74%) Linux
12 843 (24.85%) Jenkins
13 711 (20.96%) Software Engineering
14 695 (20.49%) Ansible
15 692 (20.40%) Node.js
16 676 (19.93%) Git (software)
17 655 (19.31%) Finance
18 580 (17.10%) React
19 539 (15.89%) Security Cleared
20 531 (15.65%) TDD
21 493 (14.53%) Web Services
22 480 (14.15%) GCP
23 465 (13.71%) Spring
24 452 (13.33%) SQL
25 439 (12.94%) SC Cleared
26 430 (12.68%) Serverless
27 423 (12.47%) Test Automation
28 397 (11.70%) Scrum
29 384 (11.32%) Infrastructure as Code
30 376 (11.08%) REST

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
1 188 (5.54%) Elasticsearch
2 166 (4.89%) Confluence
3 155 (4.57%) Apache
4 115 (3.39%) Apache Spark
5 67 (1.98%) nginx
6 63 (1.86%) Mule
7 52 (1.53%) JBoss
8 46 (1.36%) OpenStack
9 40 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 34 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 33 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
11 33 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
12 30 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
13 23 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.62%) Camunda
15 18 (0.53%) IIS
16 17 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
17 16 (0.47%) SharePoint
18 15 (0.44%) CMS
19 12 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.24%) Figma
3 6 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.088%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.088%) Sketch
6 2 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.029%) GIMP
7 1 (0.029%) InVision
7 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.27%) Magento
3 8 (0.24%) Shopify
4 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.12%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.088%) assyst
5 3 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.088%) Summit
6 2 (0.059%) Maximo
6 2 (0.059%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.029%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.029%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.029%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1,450 (42.75%) AWS
2 1,046 (30.84%) Azure
3 480 (14.15%) GCP
4 430 (12.68%) Serverless
5 356 (10.50%) AWS Lambda
6 302 (8.90%) GitHub
7 276 (8.14%) Amazon S3
8 272 (8.02%) OpenShift
9 202 (5.96%) Amazon SQS
10 182 (5.37%) PaaS
11 154 (4.54%) AWS Step Functions
12 146 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 130 (3.83%) Amazon EKS
14 117 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
15 116 (3.42%) IaaS
16 100 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
17 99 (2.92%) SaaS
18 68 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 65 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
20 48 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.89%) Firewall
1 64 (1.89%) HTTP
2 54 (1.59%) SSL
3 53 (1.56%) DNS
4 47 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.74%) VPN
6 24 (0.71%) Internet
7 21 (0.62%) Network Security
7 21 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
8 20 (0.59%) FTP
8 20 (0.59%) Kerberos
9 18 (0.53%) 3GPP
9 18 (0.53%) SGSN
10 14 (0.41%) Wireless
11 12 (0.35%) LAN
11 12 (0.35%) WAN
12 11 (0.32%) SSH
13 10 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (0.29%) iSCSI
13 10 (0.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
2 206 (6.07%) NoSQL
3 201 (5.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 190 (5.60%) Amazon RDS
5 188 (5.54%) MongoDB
6 184 (5.42%) Big Data
7 154 (4.54%) Relational Database
8 152 (4.48%) MySQL
9 135 (3.98%) SQL Server
10 75 (2.21%) Hadoop
11 67 (1.98%) Redis
12 50 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 48 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
14 42 (1.24%) Apache Hive
15 33 (0.97%) Blockchain
16 28 (0.83%) HBase
17 27 (0.80%) Amazon Aurora
17 27 (0.80%) Apache Ignite
17 27 (0.80%) BigQuery
18 25 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 843 (24.85%) Jenkins
2 676 (19.93%) Git (software)
3 290 (8.55%) JIRA
4 270 (7.96%) GitLab
5 239 (7.05%) Maven
6 138 (4.07%) JUnit
7 129 (3.80%) Cucumber
8 124 (3.66%) Bitbucket
9 107 (3.15%) SonarQube
10 93 (2.74%) Selenium
11 90 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 88 (2.59%) Artifactory
13 87 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
14 82 (2.42%) Gradle
14 82 (2.42%) TeamCity
15 68 (2.00%) Mockito
16 55 (1.62%) webpack
17 54 (1.59%) CircleCI
18 50 (1.47%) Subversion
19 44 (1.30%) IntelliJ
General
1 655 (19.31%) Finance
2 323 (9.52%) Front Office
3 283 (8.34%) Banking
4 194 (5.72%) Public Sector
5 96 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.00%) Marketing
7 66 (1.95%) Retail
8 56 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 44 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.27%) Electronics
11 18 (0.53%) Law
12 16 (0.47%) Games
13 15 (0.44%) Automotive
14 11 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.27%) Back Office
17 7 (0.21%) Advertising
18 6 (0.18%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,627 (47.97%) Developer
2 688 (20.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 498 (14.68%) Java Developer
4 288 (8.49%) React Developer
5 279 (8.23%) AWS Engineer
6 260 (7.67%) AWS DevOps
7 231 (6.81%) Full Stack Developer
8 230 (6.78%) Senior Developer
9 221 (6.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 211 (6.22%) AWS Developer
11 182 (5.37%) Architect
12 159 (4.69%) Node.js Developer
13 150 (4.42%) Software Engineer
14 146 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
15 141 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
15 141 (4.16%) Python Developer
16 135 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
17 111 (3.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 102 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
19 101 (2.98%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 692 (20.40%) Node.js
2 580 (17.10%) React
3 493 (14.53%) Web Services
4 465 (13.71%) Spring
5 376 (11.08%) REST
6 352 (10.38%) Kafka
7 344 (10.14%) Spring Boot
8 267 (7.87%) .NET
9 249 (7.34%) HTML
10 232 (6.84%) CSS
11 230 (6.78%) AngularJS
12 185 (5.45%) RESTful
13 167 (4.92%) Elastic Stack
14 166 (4.89%) .NET Core
15 153 (4.51%) JSON
16 111 (3.27%) GraphQL
17 109 (3.21%) XML
18 91 (2.68%) Middleware
19 89 (2.62%) Redux
20 85 (2.51%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 209 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
2 143 (4.22%) User Experience
3 128 (3.77%) Cloud Native
4 100 (2.95%) Public Cloud
5 94 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
6 82 (2.42%) Data Centre
7 58 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 56 (1.65%) Derivative
9 55 (1.62%) Fixed Income
10 54 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
11 47 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 44 (1.30%) Private Cloud
13 40 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 40 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 40 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 36 (1.06%) Algorithms
14 36 (1.06%) Management Information System
15 34 (1.00%) PKI
16 28 (0.83%) Data Structures
16 28 (0.83%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 873 (25.74%) Linux
2 245 (7.22%) Unix
3 206 (6.07%) Windows
4 98 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (1.39%) CentOS
6 39 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 28 (0.83%) Android
9 23 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.35%) Solaris
12 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.24%) AIX
13 8 (0.24%) Alpine Linux
13 8 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (0.24%) VMS
13 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,550 (45.70%) DevOps
2 1,395 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
3 933 (27.51%) Microservices
4 711 (20.96%) Software Engineering
5 531 (15.65%) TDD
6 423 (12.47%) Test Automation
7 397 (11.70%) Scrum
8 384 (11.32%) Infrastructure as Code
9 322 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
10 297 (8.76%) BDD
11 249 (7.34%) Asset Management
12 247 (7.28%) Investment Management
13 215 (6.34%) Configuration Management
14 197 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
15 195 (5.75%) Open Source
16 183 (5.40%) Kanban
17 173 (5.10%) Continuous Delivery
18 142 (4.19%) Migration
19 139 (4.10%) Unit Testing
20 134 (3.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,241 (36.59%) Java
2 982 (28.95%) Python
3 906 (26.71%) JavaScript
4 452 (13.33%) SQL
5 371 (10.94%) TypeScript
6 294 (8.67%) Bash Shell
7 293 (8.64%) C#
8 243 (7.16%) Go
9 240 (7.08%) Java 8
10 191 (5.63%) PowerShell
11 177 (5.22%) Ruby
12 169 (4.98%) Scala
13 154 (4.54%) PHP
14 148 (4.36%) Kotlin
15 96 (2.83%) C++
16 81 (2.39%) Shell Script
17 67 (1.98%) Perl
18 63 (1.86%) Groovy
19 49 (1.44%) C
20 42 (1.24%) ES6
Qualifications
1 539 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 439 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 136 (4.01%) Degree
4 90 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 38 (1.12%) AWS Certification
6 26 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.38%) CCNA
9 13 (0.38%) RHCE
10 10 (0.29%) CCNP
11 9 (0.27%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.18%) GIAC
12 6 (0.18%) ISEB
13 5 (0.15%) CISSP
13 5 (0.15%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.15%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.12%) RHCVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (2.68%) QA
2 24 (0.71%) SLA
3 20 (0.59%) OASIS TOSCA
4 12 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.27%) NIST
5 9 (0.27%) WCAG
6 7 (0.21%) GDPR
7 6 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.12%) COBIT
8 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.059%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.059%) HL7
9 2 (0.059%) ISO 15022
9 2 (0.059%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.059%) RMADS
9 2 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.029%) IFRS
10 1 (0.029%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.029%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 39 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (0.77%) KVM
6 25 (0.74%) LXC
7 20 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 18 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 18 (0.53%) GlusterFS
9 17 (0.50%) HDFS
10 15 (0.44%) vSphere
11 12 (0.35%) Varnish
12 11 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
12 11 (0.32%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.27%) NFS
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.18%) Postfix
14 6 (0.18%) qmail
14 6 (0.18%) Xen
15 5 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2,283 (67.31%) Kubernetes
2 1,116 (32.90%) Terraform
3 695 (20.49%) Ansible
4 290 (8.55%) Puppet
5 188 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
6 168 (4.95%) Grafana
7 165 (4.86%) Prometheus
8 95 (2.80%) Kibana
9 63 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
10 60 (1.77%) Packer
11 52 (1.53%) Rancher
12 51 (1.50%) Istio
13 49 (1.44%) Consul
14 45 (1.33%) logstash
15 27 (0.80%) Fluentd
16 21 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
17 20 (0.59%) Oozie
18 19 (0.56%) Nagios
18 19 (0.56%) vRealize
19 18 (0.53%) Juju
Vendors
1 225 (6.63%) Google
2 182 (5.37%) Oracle
3 178 (5.25%) Microsoft
4 124 (3.66%) Red Hat
5 123 (3.63%) VMware
6 116 (3.42%) Splunk
7 75 (2.21%) Atlassian
8 64 (1.89%) SAP
9 58 (1.71%) AppDynamics
10 52 (1.53%) Cisco
11 48 (1.42%) IBM
12 35 (1.03%) Sybase
13 33 (0.97%) MuleSoft
14 32 (0.94%) New Relic
15 27 (0.80%) Hortonworks
16 26 (0.77%) Juniper
17 25 (0.74%) Databricks
18 24 (0.71%) Bloomberg
18 24 (0.71%) Cloudera
18 24 (0.71%) Dynatrace