Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 66 129
Rank change year-on-year +26 +63 +323
Contract jobs citing Docker 5,446 3,261 2,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.39% 3.33% 2.00%
As % of the System Software category 36.85% 27.77% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,907 2,421 1,530
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £388 £375 £366
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +0.55% +1.67% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 0
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.34% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +33.72% - -

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 14,779 11,745 13,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 11.99% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,560 7,550 8,282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 893 669 892
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +3.16% +1.81%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.30 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.64 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.37% -2.25% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +25 5,172 £525 +5.00% 1,432
London +31 3,290 £550 +4.76% 796
UK excluding London +38 2,088 £460 +0.55% 711
North of England +42 653 £450 - 216
South East +26 561 £500 +5.26% 170
Yorkshire +34 312 £438 -2.78% 67
Midlands +24 300 £450 -9.30% 88
North West +35 238 £450 -10.00% 124
South West +28 206 £450 +5.88% 86
West Midlands +25 196 £470 -6.00% 47
Scotland +27 156 £500 +19.40% 44
East of England +25 151 £500 - 76
North East +47 103 £425 -20.56% 25
East Midlands +18 103 £413 -8.33% 41
Wales +35 69 £450 +12.50% 21
Northern Ireland +30 10 £500 - 10

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2,892 (53.10%) DevOps
2 2,782 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2,356 (43.26%) Java
4 2,318 (42.56%) Kubernetes
5 2,295 (42.14%) Amazon AWS
6 2,051 (37.66%) Jenkins
7 1,851 (33.99%) Linux
8 1,719 (31.56%) Ansible
9 1,715 (31.49%) Python
10 1,560 (28.64%) Git (software)
11 1,481 (27.19%) Microservices
12 1,319 (24.22%) TDD
13 1,232 (22.62%) Puppet
14 1,220 (22.40%) Terraform
15 1,180 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
16 1,154 (21.19%) JavaScript
17 980 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
18 974 (17.88%) Spring
19 865 (15.88%) Node.js
20 823 (15.11%) Scrum
21 819 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
22 787 (14.45%) Configuration Management
23 777 (14.27%) Test Automation
24 763 (14.01%) REST
25 756 (13.88%) Bash Shell
26 738 (13.55%) Java 8
27 711 (13.06%) BDD
28 696 (12.78%) Finance
29 683 (12.54%) MongoDB
30 662 (12.16%) Kafka

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
1 424 (7.79%) Elasticsearch
2 354 (6.50%) Confluence
3 324 (5.95%) Apache
4 224 (4.11%) nginx
5 196 (3.60%) Apache Spark
6 150 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 136 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 112 (2.06%) OpenStack
9 106 (1.95%) WebLogic
10 89 (1.63%) JBoss
11 72 (1.32%) WebSphere
12 68 (1.25%) Apache Solr
13 47 (0.86%) IIS
14 45 (0.83%) MQSeries
15 41 (0.75%) CMS
16 35 (0.64%) WordPress
17 31 (0.57%) Jetty
17 31 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 27 (0.50%) Gunicorn
19 25 (0.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 26 (0.48%) Photoshop
2 13 (0.24%) GIMP
3 10 (0.18%) Fireworks
4 8 (0.15%) HipChat
5 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.037%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.037%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.018%) InVision
7 1 (0.018%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
3 8 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
3 8 (0.15%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.15%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.073%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.073%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.055%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.055%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.037%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.037%) Magento
6 2 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.018%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.018%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.018%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.018%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.018%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,295 (42.14%) Amazon AWS
2 980 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 380 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 354 (6.50%) GitHub
5 311 (5.71%) Serverless
6 307 (5.64%) Amazon EC2
7 241 (4.43%) OpenShift
8 237 (4.35%) Amazon S3
9 231 (4.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 222 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
11 208 (3.82%) PaaS
12 151 (2.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 148 (2.72%) npm
14 130 (2.39%) SaaS
15 126 (2.31%) IaaS
16 113 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
17 112 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 107 (1.96%) Route 53
19 77 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
19 77 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 282 (5.18%) HTTP
2 209 (3.84%) TCP/IP
3 191 (3.51%) DNS
4 183 (3.36%) Firewall
5 164 (3.01%) SSL
6 86 (1.58%) Internet
7 75 (1.38%) VPN
8 51 (0.94%) FTP
9 45 (0.83%) Kerberos
9 45 (0.83%) SSH
10 35 (0.64%) AMQP
10 35 (0.64%) DHCP
11 29 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
12 26 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
13 24 (0.44%) OpenVPN
14 18 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
14 18 (0.33%) SAN
15 16 (0.29%) DSL
15 16 (0.29%) MPLS
15 16 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 683 (12.54%) MongoDB
2 633 (11.62%) NoSQL
3 563 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
4 488 (8.96%) MySQL
5 334 (6.13%) Big Data
6 327 (6.00%) Hadoop
7 324 (5.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 296 (5.44%) SQL Server
9 271 (4.98%) Relational Database
10 236 (4.33%) Redis
11 148 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
12 108 (1.98%) HBase
13 107 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 106 (1.95%) Couchbase
15 87 (1.60%) RDBMS
16 69 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
17 59 (1.08%) Apache Hive
18 58 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
19 55 (1.01%) Blockchain
20 52 (0.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2,051 (37.66%) Jenkins
2 1,560 (28.64%) Git (software)
3 579 (10.63%) JIRA
4 567 (10.41%) Maven
5 441 (8.10%) Selenium
6 410 (7.53%) Cucumber
7 274 (5.03%) GitLab
8 264 (4.85%) JUnit
9 256 (4.70%) Gradle
10 239 (4.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 229 (4.20%) Bitbucket
12 214 (3.93%) Artifactory
13 201 (3.69%) SonarQube
14 191 (3.51%) Vagrant
15 182 (3.34%) TeamCity
16 163 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 161 (2.96%) gulp
18 131 (2.41%) Gatling
19 130 (2.39%) webpack
20 114 (2.09%) JMeter
General
1 696 (12.78%) Finance
2 352 (6.46%) Banking
3 186 (3.42%) Retail
4 115 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 96 (1.76%) Games
6 59 (1.08%) Marketing
7 51 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 47 (0.86%) Front Office
9 43 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 40 (0.73%) Law
11 35 (0.64%) Advertising
12 29 (0.53%) Legal
13 26 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 25 (0.46%) Back Office
14 25 (0.46%) Publishing
15 14 (0.26%) Automotive
16 13 (0.24%) Electronics
17 8 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
18 6 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.073%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,312 (42.45%) Developer
2 1,673 (30.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,047 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 496 (9.11%) AWS Engineer
5 489 (8.98%) AWS DevOps
6 422 (7.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 360 (6.61%) Senior Developer
8 266 (4.88%) Architect
9 237 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
10 219 (4.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 195 (3.58%) Software Engineer
12 182 (3.34%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 181 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
14 176 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
15 175 (3.21%) .NET Developer
16 172 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
17 166 (3.05%) AWS Developer
18 164 (3.01%) Java Engineer
19 148 (2.72%) React Developer
20 147 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 974 (17.88%) Spring
2 865 (15.88%) Node.js
3 763 (14.01%) REST
4 662 (12.16%) Kafka
5 661 (12.14%) Web Services
6 648 (11.90%) Spring Boot
7 584 (10.72%) HTML
8 544 (9.99%) CSS
9 533 (9.79%) AngularJS
10 515 (9.46%) React
11 458 (8.41%) RESTful
12 401 (7.36%) .NET
13 364 (6.68%) HTML5
14 316 (5.80%) JSON
15 286 (5.25%) Elastic Stack
16 262 (4.81%) Hibernate
17 259 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
18 237 (4.35%) SOAP
19 206 (3.78%) CSS3
20 187 (3.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 363 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 194 (3.56%) Fintech
3 173 (3.18%) User Experience
4 149 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 143 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 139 (2.55%) Public Cloud
7 118 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 112 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 110 (2.02%) Data Centre
10 105 (1.93%) Algorithms
11 97 (1.78%) Cloud Native
12 81 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
13 74 (1.36%) Data Structures
13 74 (1.36%) iPad
14 60 (1.10%) PKI
15 52 (0.95%) Device Driver
16 49 (0.90%) Fixed Income
17 47 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 45 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
19 43 (0.79%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,851 (33.99%) Linux
2 467 (8.58%) Unix
3 450 (8.26%) Windows
4 335 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 301 (5.53%) CentOS
6 240 (4.41%) Ubuntu
7 84 (1.54%) Windows Server
8 74 (1.36%) Android
9 69 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 69 (1.27%) CoreOS
10 36 (0.66%) Solaris
11 28 (0.51%) DC/OS
12 25 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 23 (0.42%) Debian
13 23 (0.42%) VMS
14 22 (0.40%) AIX
14 22 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.22%) Mesosphere
17 10 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,892 (53.10%) DevOps
2 2,782 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1,481 (27.19%) Microservices
4 1,319 (24.22%) TDD
5 1,180 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
6 823 (15.11%) Scrum
7 787 (14.45%) Configuration Management
8 777 (14.27%) Test Automation
9 711 (13.06%) BDD
10 567 (10.41%) Software Engineering
11 551 (10.12%) Open Source
12 438 (8.04%) Continuous Delivery
13 328 (6.02%) Kanban
14 289 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
15 285 (5.23%) E-Commerce
16 279 (5.12%) Deployment Automation
17 257 (4.72%) Pair Programming
18 250 (4.59%) MVC
19 247 (4.54%) Mentoring
20 241 (4.43%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,356 (43.26%) Java
2 1,715 (31.49%) Python
3 1,154 (21.19%) JavaScript
4 756 (13.88%) Bash Shell
5 738 (13.55%) Java 8
6 600 (11.02%) SQL
7 574 (10.54%) Ruby
8 473 (8.69%) C#
9 415 (7.62%) Groovy
10 400 (7.34%) Scala
11 384 (7.05%) Go
12 302 (5.55%) Perl
13 266 (4.88%) PHP
14 228 (4.19%) PowerShell
15 218 (4.00%) ES6
16 209 (3.84%) Shell Script
17 196 (3.60%) TypeScript
18 160 (2.94%) C++
19 77 (1.41%) C
20 73 (1.34%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 497 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 381 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 183 (3.36%) Degree
4 91 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (1.10%) AWS Certification
6 26 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 17 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 16 (0.29%) CISSP
11 12 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
12 11 (0.20%) CISMP
12 11 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 10 (0.18%) BC Cleared
13 10 (0.18%) PhD
14 9 (0.17%) RHCE
15 6 (0.11%) ISEB
15 6 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
16 4 (0.073%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (3.54%) QA
2 22 (0.40%) GDPR
3 21 (0.39%) PMO
4 14 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.22%) MiFID
6 9 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.092%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.073%) SLA
11 2 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.037%) HL7
11 2 (0.037%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.018%) WCAG
System Software
1 102 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 63 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 47 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 43 (0.79%) etcd
6 37 (0.68%) flannel
7 33 (0.61%) HDFS
8 32 (0.59%) VirtualBox
9 30 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 27 (0.50%) KVM
11 24 (0.44%) NFS
12 21 (0.39%) Xen
13 17 (0.31%) Ceph
13 17 (0.31%) vSphere
14 16 (0.29%) iptables
14 16 (0.29%) LXC
15 14 (0.26%) oVirt
15 14 (0.26%) RHEV
15 14 (0.26%) vCloud
16 13 (0.24%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2,318 (42.56%) Kubernetes
2 1,719 (31.56%) Ansible
3 1,232 (22.62%) Puppet
4 1,220 (22.40%) Terraform
5 819 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
6 193 (3.54%) Mesos
7 190 (3.49%) Grafana
8 185 (3.40%) Prometheus
9 176 (3.23%) Packer
10 162 (2.97%) Nagios
11 149 (2.74%) Docker Swarm
12 144 (2.64%) Kibana
13 111 (2.04%) Consul
13 111 (2.04%) Rancher
14 105 (1.93%) Salt
15 88 (1.62%) logstash
16 84 (1.54%) ZABBIX
17 75 (1.38%) HAProxy
18 60 (1.10%) Icinga
19 59 (1.08%) Marathon
Vendors
1 402 (7.38%) Google
2 299 (5.49%) Red Hat
3 297 (5.45%) Oracle
4 254 (4.66%) Microsoft
5 225 (4.13%) Splunk
6 164 (3.01%) VMware
7 145 (2.66%) Atlassian
8 98 (1.80%) IBM
9 92 (1.69%) New Relic
10 83 (1.52%) AppDynamics
11 66 (1.21%) SaltStack
12 59 (1.08%) Adobe
13 58 (1.07%) Hortonworks
14 46 (0.84%) Cloudera
15 33 (0.61%) SAP
16 30 (0.55%) webMethods
17 29 (0.53%) HP
18 28 (0.51%) Apigee
18 28 (0.51%) Black Duck
19 27 (0.50%) Zend