Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 58 104
Rank change year-on-year +20 +46 +288
Contract jobs citing Docker 5,938 3,733 2,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.76% 3.63% 2.31%
As % of the System Software category 37.95% 28.89% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,305 2,837 1,722
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £376 £369
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.11% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 0
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +13.89% - -

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 15,646 12,921 13,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 12.57% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,213 8,363 8,228
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £181 £157 £174
90th Percentile £625 £606 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.73% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 728 891
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.08 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +3.33% -6.25%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +21 5,612 £525 +0.96% 1,681
London +28 3,564 £550 +4.27% 924
UK excluding London +34 2,293 £475 +2.70% 825
South East +13 634 £500 +5.26% 200
North of England +27 610 £450 - 239
Midlands +43 372 £450 -8.63% 111
Yorkshire +18 276 £450 - 85
South West +44 256 £475 +11.76% 115
West Midlands +52 241 £450 -12.62% 63
North West +14 226 £500 +5.26% 118
Scotland +45 190 £525 +31.25% 41
East of England +21 170 £500 - 93
East Midlands +22 130 £450 +9.09% 48
North East +58 113 £475 -24.00% 36
Wales +45 79 £425 - 15
Northern Ireland +25 10 £475 +5.56% 12

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 3,238 (54.53%) DevOps
2 2,996 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2,749 (46.30%) Kubernetes
4 2,650 (44.63%) Java
5 2,538 (42.74%) Amazon AWS
6 2,196 (36.98%) Jenkins
7 1,913 (32.22%) Ansible
8 1,883 (31.71%) Linux
9 1,761 (29.66%) Python
10 1,749 (29.45%) Microservices
11 1,651 (27.80%) Git (software)
12 1,402 (23.61%) Terraform
13 1,374 (23.14%) TDD
14 1,248 (21.02%) Puppet
15 1,241 (20.90%) JavaScript
16 1,134 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
17 1,083 (18.24%) Microsoft Azure
18 1,075 (18.10%) Spring
19 957 (16.12%) Node.js
20 890 (14.99%) Scrum
21 883 (14.87%) Test Automation
22 855 (14.40%) Java 8
23 833 (14.03%) Opscode Chef
24 807 (13.59%) REST
25 800 (13.47%) Spring Boot
26 778 (13.10%) Finance
27 776 (13.07%) BDD
28 757 (12.75%) Web Services
29 727 (12.24%) Configuration Management
30 707 (11.91%) MongoDB

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
1 501 (8.44%) Elasticsearch
2 408 (6.87%) Confluence
3 300 (5.05%) Apache
4 210 (3.54%) nginx
5 191 (3.22%) Apache Spark
6 155 (2.61%) Tomcat
7 134 (2.26%) OpenStack
8 129 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
9 109 (1.84%) WebLogic
10 105 (1.77%) JBoss
11 81 (1.36%) Apache Solr
12 73 (1.23%) WebSphere
13 64 (1.08%) MQSeries
14 61 (1.03%) CMS
15 53 (0.89%) IIS
16 52 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 30 (0.51%) WordPress
18 24 (0.40%) Jetty
19 20 (0.34%) Apache Pig
20 19 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (0.45%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.17%) Fireworks
3 8 (0.13%) GIMP
3 8 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.084%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.067%) HipChat
6 3 (0.051%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.034%) InVision
8 1 (0.017%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
2 11 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.084%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.067%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.067%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.051%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.017%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.017%) Magento
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.017%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.017%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.017%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,538 (42.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1,083 (18.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 431 (7.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 351 (5.91%) GitHub
5 328 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
6 321 (5.41%) Serverless
7 297 (5.00%) OpenShift
8 267 (4.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 258 (4.34%) Amazon S3
9 258 (4.34%) PaaS
10 221 (3.72%) AWS Lambda
11 153 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 140 (2.36%) IaaS
13 134 (2.26%) SaaS
14 123 (2.07%) npm
15 107 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
16 102 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 97 (1.63%) Route 53
18 93 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
19 82 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 288 (4.85%) HTTP
2 198 (3.33%) Firewall
3 174 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 160 (2.69%) DNS
5 145 (2.44%) SSL
6 95 (1.60%) Internet
7 83 (1.40%) VPN
8 59 (0.99%) SSH
9 41 (0.69%) FTP
10 36 (0.61%) AMQP
10 36 (0.61%) Kerberos
11 34 (0.57%) DHCP
12 32 (0.54%) DSL
13 28 (0.47%) VLAN
14 27 (0.45%) Software-Defined Networking
15 25 (0.42%) OpenVPN
16 22 (0.37%) MPLS
17 19 (0.32%) SMTP
18 18 (0.30%) BIG-IP
18 18 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 707 (11.91%) MongoDB
2 653 (11.00%) NoSQL
3 572 (9.63%) PostgreSQL
4 497 (8.37%) MySQL
5 389 (6.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 341 (5.74%) Big Data
7 329 (5.54%) Hadoop
8 288 (4.85%) SQL Server
9 285 (4.80%) Relational Database
10 256 (4.31%) Redis
11 154 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
12 124 (2.09%) Couchbase
13 118 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 101 (1.70%) HBase
15 88 (1.48%) RDBMS
16 60 (1.01%) Apache Hive
17 55 (0.93%) Blockchain
18 51 (0.86%) Oracle Database
19 46 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
20 45 (0.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 2,196 (36.98%) Jenkins
2 1,651 (27.80%) Git (software)
3 665 (11.20%) JIRA
4 616 (10.37%) Maven
5 545 (9.18%) Selenium
6 459 (7.73%) Cucumber
7 299 (5.04%) GitLab
8 281 (4.73%) Gradle
9 280 (4.72%) JUnit
10 253 (4.26%) Bitbucket
11 227 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
12 210 (3.54%) SonarQube
13 197 (3.32%) Artifactory
14 181 (3.05%) TeamCity
15 176 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 175 (2.95%) gulp
17 167 (2.81%) Vagrant
18 166 (2.80%) Gatling
19 141 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
20 127 (2.14%) IntelliJ
General
1 778 (13.10%) Finance
2 361 (6.08%) Banking
3 197 (3.32%) Retail
4 99 (1.67%) Games
5 97 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 50 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 47 (0.79%) Marketing
8 46 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 45 (0.76%) Front Office
10 44 (0.74%) Advertising
11 40 (0.67%) Law
12 30 (0.51%) Legal
13 27 (0.45%) Publishing
14 26 (0.44%) Back Office
15 24 (0.40%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.22%) Automotive
17 10 (0.17%) Electronics
18 9 (0.15%) Billing
19 5 (0.084%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.084%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,506 (42.20%) Developer
2 1,778 (29.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,166 (19.64%) Java Developer
4 527 (8.88%) AWS Engineer
5 489 (8.24%) AWS DevOps
6 439 (7.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 389 (6.55%) Senior Developer
8 318 (5.36%) Architect
9 213 (3.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 198 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
11 196 (3.30%) Senior DevOps
12 193 (3.25%) .NET Developer
12 193 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
13 190 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
14 184 (3.10%) Software Engineer
15 179 (3.01%) AWS Developer
16 176 (2.96%) Java Engineer
17 175 (2.95%) React Developer
17 175 (2.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 169 (2.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,075 (18.10%) Spring
2 957 (16.12%) Node.js
3 807 (13.59%) REST
4 800 (13.47%) Spring Boot
5 757 (12.75%) Web Services
6 686 (11.55%) Kafka
7 585 (9.85%) HTML
8 571 (9.62%) React
9 567 (9.55%) CSS
10 555 (9.35%) AngularJS
11 529 (8.91%) RESTful
12 435 (7.33%) .NET
13 363 (6.11%) JSON
14 332 (5.59%) HTML5
15 313 (5.27%) Elastic Stack
16 308 (5.19%) Hibernate
17 223 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
18 218 (3.67%) SOAP
19 213 (3.59%) XML
20 197 (3.32%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 452 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
2 209 (3.52%) Fintech
3 186 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 176 (2.96%) User Experience
5 160 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 147 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 128 (2.16%) Cloud Native
8 113 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 108 (1.82%) Data Centre
10 105 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 92 (1.55%) Algorithms
12 87 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
13 68 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 68 (1.15%) PKI
14 65 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 65 (1.09%) iPad
15 53 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
16 46 (0.77%) Device Driver
17 41 (0.69%) Private Cloud
18 36 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,883 (31.71%) Linux
2 466 (7.85%) Unix
3 462 (7.78%) Windows
4 361 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 284 (4.78%) CentOS
6 183 (3.08%) Ubuntu
7 97 (1.63%) Windows Server
8 80 (1.35%) Android
9 75 (1.26%) Apple iOS
10 63 (1.06%) CoreOS
11 42 (0.71%) Solaris
12 31 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 28 (0.47%) VMS
14 26 (0.44%) AIX
15 24 (0.40%) Debian
16 20 (0.34%) DC/OS
16 20 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (0.24%) Mesosphere
19 13 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,238 (54.53%) DevOps
2 2,996 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1,749 (29.45%) Microservices
4 1,374 (23.14%) TDD
5 1,134 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
6 890 (14.99%) Scrum
7 883 (14.87%) Test Automation
8 776 (13.07%) BDD
9 727 (12.24%) Configuration Management
10 582 (9.80%) Open Source
11 569 (9.58%) Software Engineering
12 493 (8.30%) Continuous Delivery
13 393 (6.62%) Kanban
14 343 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
15 291 (4.90%) Deployment Automation
15 291 (4.90%) MVC
16 279 (4.70%) E-Commerce
17 274 (4.61%) Migration
18 265 (4.46%) Mentoring
19 247 (4.16%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,650 (44.63%) Java
2 1,761 (29.66%) Python
3 1,241 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 855 (14.40%) Java 8
5 707 (11.91%) Bash Shell
6 691 (11.64%) SQL
7 549 (9.25%) Ruby
8 498 (8.39%) C#
9 467 (7.86%) Go
10 428 (7.21%) Scala
11 423 (7.12%) Groovy
12 298 (5.02%) Perl
13 281 (4.73%) PHP
14 246 (4.14%) PowerShell
15 202 (3.40%) ES6
16 199 (3.35%) Shell Script
17 181 (3.05%) TypeScript
18 135 (2.27%) C++
19 88 (1.48%) Java 9
20 65 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 534 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 377 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 215 (3.62%) Degree
4 118 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 55 (0.93%) AWS Certification
6 46 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 36 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 19 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 16 (0.27%) CISSP
10 16 (0.27%) DBS Check
11 13 (0.22%) ISEB
11 13 (0.22%) RHCE
12 8 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.10%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.10%) CISMP
14 5 (0.084%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.084%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.084%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (3.79%) QA
2 14 (0.24%) GDPR
2 14 (0.24%) PMO
3 13 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.17%) WCAG
5 7 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.12%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.12%) MiFID
6 5 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.067%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.067%) SLA
8 3 (0.051%) OASIS TOSCA
9 2 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.034%) HL7
9 2 (0.034%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.034%) PSD2
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 107 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 85 (1.43%) Active Directory
4 37 (0.62%) HDFS
4 37 (0.62%) NFS
5 35 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 34 (0.57%) etcd
6 34 (0.57%) KVM
7 30 (0.51%) flannel
8 28 (0.47%) Xen
9 25 (0.42%) Hyper-V
10 24 (0.40%) Ceph
11 21 (0.35%) SkyDNS
12 20 (0.34%) GlusterFS
12 20 (0.34%) VirtualBox
13 15 (0.25%) vSphere
14 14 (0.24%) iptables
14 14 (0.24%) Squid
14 14 (0.24%) vCloud
15 12 (0.20%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 2,749 (46.30%) Kubernetes
2 1,913 (32.22%) Ansible
3 1,402 (23.61%) Terraform
4 1,248 (21.02%) Puppet
5 833 (14.03%) Opscode Chef
6 205 (3.45%) Prometheus
7 204 (3.44%) Grafana
8 170 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
8 170 (2.86%) Mesos
9 166 (2.80%) Packer
10 165 (2.78%) Kibana
11 145 (2.44%) Nagios
12 137 (2.31%) Rancher
13 102 (1.72%) Consul
14 96 (1.62%) Salt
14 96 (1.62%) ZABBIX
15 89 (1.50%) logstash
16 70 (1.18%) HAProxy
17 66 (1.11%) Graphite
18 56 (0.94%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 437 (7.36%) Google
2 343 (5.78%) Oracle
3 321 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 295 (4.97%) Microsoft
5 235 (3.96%) Splunk
6 173 (2.91%) VMware
7 163 (2.75%) Atlassian
8 86 (1.45%) AppDynamics
9 76 (1.28%) IBM
10 70 (1.18%) New Relic
11 66 (1.11%) Adobe
12 62 (1.04%) SaltStack
13 43 (0.72%) Cloudera
14 42 (0.71%) Black Duck
15 40 (0.67%) Hortonworks
16 34 (0.57%) webMethods
17 33 (0.56%) F5
17 33 (0.56%) SAP
18 32 (0.54%) NetApp
19 26 (0.44%) WSO2