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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 31 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Docker 4,969 3,606 2,645
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.73% 6.18% 5.49%
As % of the System Software category 42.90% 43.36% 35.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,653 2,676 1,986
10th Percentile £438 £406 £400
25th Percentile £500 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% -4.46% +2.23%
75th Percentile £675 £605 £613
90th Percentile £743 £691 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +13.16% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 6
10th Percentile £42.15 £28.15 £44.45
25th Percentile £46.25 £39.88 £46.68
Median hourly rate £49.56 £50.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.88% - -
75th Percentile £65.54 £65.50 £56.63
90th Percentile £69.50 £71.45 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £58.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -18.10% +16.00% +40.85%

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 11,582 8,317 7,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 14.26% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,314 5,759 5,065
10th Percentile £200 £230 £180
25th Percentile £400 £385 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £465
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.38% -2.11%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £700 £660 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 292 375
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.66 £11.26
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.59% +21.43% +9.38%
75th Percentile £40.00 £48.94 £24.01
90th Percentile £59.18 £64.43 £51.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.27 £16.40
% change year-on-year -4.21% +11.40% +9.33%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -9 4,055 £600 +14.29% 1,142
London -12 2,651 £600 +11.63% 621
Work from Home -8 2,631 £575 +9.52% 621
UK excluding London -3 1,229 £538 +13.16% 579
South East -7 321 £575 +17.35% 133
North of England +2 311 £540 +13.68% 176
North West +2 183 £550 +22.22% 101
South West -15 165 £525 +10.53% 63
Scotland +5 153 £525 +16.67% 53
Midlands +7 140 £500 +11.11% 82
West Midlands +12 112 £500 +11.11% 54
Yorkshire +9 99 £538 -0.46% 53
East of England -22 96 £588 +11.90% 58
North East 0 32 £500 +3.73% 22
Wales -13 32 £575 +27.78% 12
East Midlands -17 27 £500 +8.11% 28
Northern Ireland +11 17 £540 - 7
Isle of Man - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 3,329 (67.00%) Kubernetes
2 2,479 (49.89%) DevOps
3 2,208 (44.44%) CI/CD
4 2,167 (43.61%) AWS
5 2,029 (40.83%) Agile
6 1,865 (37.53%) Azure
7 1,711 (34.43%) Java
8 1,689 (33.99%) Terraform
9 1,672 (33.65%) Python
10 1,483 (29.85%) Microservices
11 1,448 (29.14%) Jenkins
12 1,285 (25.86%) Git (software)
13 1,189 (23.93%) Linux
14 1,040 (20.93%) Ansible
15 967 (19.46%) JavaScript
16 849 (17.09%) Finance
17 809 (16.28%) SQL
18 793 (15.96%) Software Engineering
19 769 (15.48%) Security Cleared
20 754 (15.17%) GCP
21 722 (14.53%) Kafka
22 698 (14.05%) Spring
23 688 (13.85%) React
24 682 (13.73%) Infrastructure as Code
25 681 (13.70%) TDD
26 664 (13.36%) SC Cleared
27 642 (12.92%) Scrum
28 611 (12.30%) Social Skills
29 599 (12.05%) Test Automation
30 584 (11.75%) GitHub

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
1 313 (6.30%) Confluence
2 237 (4.77%) Elasticsearch
3 160 (3.22%) Apache Spark
4 154 (3.10%) Apache
5 138 (2.78%) nginx
6 89 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 75 (1.51%) Apache Airflow
8 58 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 53 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 48 (0.97%) IIS
11 44 (0.89%) JBoss
12 36 (0.72%) Traefik
13 24 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
14 19 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.36%) Camunda
16 15 (0.30%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 10 (0.20%) Jupyter
19 8 (0.16%) Drupal
19 8 (0.16%) OnBase
Applications
1 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.060%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.020%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.020%) InVision
4 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.020%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.020%) Pipeline Pilot
4 1 (0.020%) SPSS
4 1 (0.020%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.12%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 6 (0.12%) RMDS
2 6 (0.12%) Shopify
2 6 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
3 5 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.060%) Eikon
4 3 (0.060%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.040%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.020%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.020%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.020%) Magento
6 1 (0.020%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2,167 (43.61%) AWS
2 1,865 (37.53%) Azure
3 754 (15.17%) GCP
4 584 (11.75%) GitHub
5 556 (11.19%) Serverless
6 417 (8.39%) OpenShift
7 382 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 311 (6.26%) AWS Lambda
9 306 (6.16%) PaaS
10 264 (5.31%) Amazon S3
11 252 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
12 226 (4.55%) Amazon ECS
13 223 (4.49%) Amazon EKS
14 183 (3.68%) SaaS
15 175 (3.52%) IaaS
16 167 (3.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 126 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 105 (2.11%) Datadog
19 98 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
20 88 (1.77%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 138 (2.78%) Firewall
2 129 (2.60%) DNS
3 91 (1.83%) HTTP
4 78 (1.57%) Internet
5 70 (1.41%) VPN
6 63 (1.27%) SSL
7 60 (1.21%) TCP/IP
8 47 (0.95%) Network Security
9 37 (0.74%) MQTT
10 31 (0.62%) IPv4
11 27 (0.54%) DHCP
12 23 (0.46%) WAN
13 19 (0.38%) SSH
14 18 (0.36%) IPsec
14 18 (0.36%) VLAN
15 17 (0.34%) SD-WAN
16 15 (0.30%) IKE
17 12 (0.24%) ATM
17 12 (0.24%) Kerberos
17 12 (0.24%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
2 428 (8.61%) NoSQL
3 326 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 289 (5.82%) SQL Server
5 258 (5.19%) MySQL
6 207 (4.17%) Big Data
7 180 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
8 172 (3.46%) Redis
9 135 (2.72%) Relational Database
10 129 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 85 (1.71%) Hadoop
12 70 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 63 (1.27%) Amazon Aurora
14 62 (1.25%) BigQuery
15 59 (1.19%) Data Lake
16 57 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
17 50 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
18 44 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
19 38 (0.76%) Oracle Database
20 35 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,448 (29.14%) Jenkins
2 1,285 (25.86%) Git (software)
3 559 (11.25%) JIRA
4 526 (10.59%) GitLab
5 397 (7.99%) Maven
6 241 (4.85%) Gradle
7 233 (4.69%) TeamCity
8 175 (3.52%) Artifactory
9 171 (3.44%) Bitbucket
10 159 (3.20%) Cucumber
10 159 (3.20%) Selenium
11 153 (3.08%) SonarQube
12 144 (2.90%) JUnit
13 132 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
14 117 (2.35%) CircleCI
15 87 (1.75%) JMeter
16 72 (1.45%) Subversion
16 72 (1.45%) webpack
17 60 (1.21%) NUnit
18 56 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 849 (17.09%) Finance
2 611 (12.30%) Social Skills
3 360 (7.24%) Banking
4 353 (7.10%) Public Sector
5 202 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
6 138 (2.78%) Front Office
7 128 (2.58%) Retail
8 114 (2.29%) Investment Banking
9 89 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 65 (1.31%) Influencing Skills
11 56 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
12 54 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 51 (1.03%) Marketing
14 47 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
15 46 (0.93%) Legal
16 40 (0.80%) Games
17 31 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 30 (0.60%) Law
19 26 (0.52%) Manufacturing
20 25 (0.50%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 1,966 (39.57%) Developer
2 1,099 (22.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 671 (13.50%) Java Developer
4 413 (8.31%) AWS Engineer
5 374 (7.53%) Architect
6 340 (6.84%) Senior Developer
7 283 (5.70%) AWS DevOps
8 263 (5.29%) Python Developer
9 256 (5.15%) Azure Engineer
10 252 (5.07%) Software Engineer
11 250 (5.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 207 (4.17%) .NET Developer
13 192 (3.86%) Cloud Engineer
14 161 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
15 157 (3.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 156 (3.14%) Java Engineer
17 154 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
18 144 (2.90%) Platform Engineer
19 134 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
20 129 (2.60%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 722 (14.53%) Kafka
2 698 (14.05%) Spring
3 688 (13.85%) React
4 569 (11.45%) Spring Boot
5 540 (10.87%) Node.js
6 512 (10.30%) .NET
7 500 (10.06%) REST
8 378 (7.61%) RESTful
9 370 (7.45%) HTML
10 341 (6.86%) CSS
11 243 (4.89%) .NET Core
12 228 (4.59%) JSON
13 223 (4.49%) Flask
14 218 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
15 205 (4.13%) AngularJS
16 189 (3.80%) Django
16 189 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
17 158 (3.18%) ASP.NET
18 153 (3.08%) Web Services
19 152 (3.06%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 328 (6.60%) Cloud Native
2 278 (5.59%) Public Cloud
3 214 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
4 172 (3.46%) User Experience
5 97 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 96 (1.93%) Algorithms
7 91 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
8 86 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 86 (1.73%) Private Cloud
9 79 (1.59%) PKI
10 77 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 74 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
12 73 (1.47%) Hedge funds
13 71 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
14 70 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
15 69 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 60 (1.21%) Clustering
17 56 (1.13%) IoT
17 56 (1.13%) Virtual Team
18 54 (1.09%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,189 (23.93%) Linux
2 287 (5.78%) Windows
3 207 (4.17%) Unix
4 202 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 108 (2.17%) CentOS
6 81 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 70 (1.41%) Windows Server
8 47 (0.95%) Android
9 36 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 35 (0.70%) VMS
11 21 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
12 20 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
13 14 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
16 9 (0.18%) CoreOS
16 9 (0.18%) Mesosphere
16 9 (0.18%) Windows 10
17 8 (0.16%) Alpine Linux
17 8 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,479 (49.89%) DevOps
2 2,208 (44.44%) CI/CD
3 2,029 (40.83%) Agile
4 1,483 (29.85%) Microservices
5 793 (15.96%) Software Engineering
6 682 (13.73%) Infrastructure as Code
7 681 (13.70%) TDD
8 642 (12.92%) Scrum
9 599 (12.05%) Test Automation
10 583 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
11 461 (9.28%) Configuration Management
12 417 (8.39%) BDD
13 407 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
14 387 (7.79%) Full Stack Development
15 363 (7.31%) Analytics
16 331 (6.66%) Continuous Delivery
17 278 (5.59%) Open Source
18 272 (5.47%) Platform Engineering
19 269 (5.41%) Kanban
20 267 (5.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,711 (34.43%) Java
2 1,672 (33.65%) Python
3 967 (19.46%) JavaScript
4 809 (16.28%) SQL
5 516 (10.38%) Bash
6 500 (10.06%) C#
7 416 (8.37%) TypeScript
8 408 (8.21%) Go
9 343 (6.90%) PowerShell
10 190 (3.82%) Ruby
11 188 (3.78%) Groovy
12 166 (3.34%) Scala
13 142 (2.86%) C
14 128 (2.58%) C++
15 120 (2.41%) Shell Script
16 116 (2.33%) PHP
17 83 (1.67%) Perl
18 77 (1.55%) Kotlin
19 69 (1.39%) ES6
20 59 (1.19%) R
Qualifications
1 769 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 664 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 140 (2.82%) Degree
4 137 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 89 (1.79%) AWS Certification
6 62 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 61 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 28 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (0.54%) PhD
10 23 (0.46%) CISSP
11 17 (0.34%) Master's Degree
12 14 (0.28%) CISM
13 13 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 12 (0.24%) CCSK
15 11 (0.22%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.20%) CCNA
16 10 (0.20%) CCSP
17 7 (0.14%) CCIE
17 7 (0.14%) OCP
17 7 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (4.11%) QA
2 77 (1.55%) Accessibility
3 40 (0.80%) GDPR
4 30 (0.60%) NCSC
5 26 (0.52%) NIST
6 24 (0.48%) SLA
7 21 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.24%) WCAG
9 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.10%) DICOM
12 5 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.080%) HL7
14 3 (0.060%) GLBA
14 3 (0.060%) OASIS TOSCA
14 3 (0.060%) SEPA
15 2 (0.040%) COBIT
16 1 (0.020%) WAI
System Software
1 134 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 53 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (0.83%) vSphere
5 27 (0.54%) KVM
6 23 (0.46%) HDFS
7 20 (0.40%) vCloud
8 17 (0.34%) Ceph
8 17 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 16 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 14 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.26%) Apache Flume
11 13 (0.26%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.22%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (0.16%) Hyper-V
14 8 (0.16%) Xen
15 5 (0.10%) etcd
15 5 (0.10%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 3,329 (67.00%) Kubernetes
2 1,689 (33.99%) Terraform
3 1,040 (20.93%) Ansible
4 372 (7.49%) Puppet
5 322 (6.48%) Prometheus
6 315 (6.34%) Grafana
7 195 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
8 191 (3.84%) Packer
9 149 (3.00%) Consul
10 141 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
11 124 (2.50%) Kibana
12 108 (2.17%) Istio
13 72 (1.45%) Rancher
14 62 (1.25%) Nagios
15 55 (1.11%) ZABBIX
16 46 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
17 45 (0.91%) HAProxy
18 41 (0.83%) logstash
19 34 (0.68%) Graphite
19 34 (0.68%) linkerd
Vendors
1 455 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 308 (6.20%) Google
3 259 (5.21%) Splunk
4 227 (4.57%) Oracle
5 214 (4.31%) VMware
6 179 (3.60%) Red Hat
7 104 (2.09%) Databricks
8 91 (1.83%) AppDynamics
9 89 (1.79%) Atlassian
10 85 (1.71%) Dynatrace
11 78 (1.57%) IBM
12 55 (1.11%) New Relic
13 52 (1.05%) ServiceNow
14 44 (0.89%) PagerDuty
15 42 (0.85%) SAP
16 32 (0.64%) TIBCO
17 24 (0.48%) Cisco
17 24 (0.48%) Informatica
18 22 (0.44%) CA
19 21 (0.42%) SaltStack