Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 41 35
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6 +18
Contract jobs citing Docker 2,624 3,779 5,890
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.42% 5.15% 5.92%
As % of the System Software category 43.31% 33.19% 38.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,566 2,928 4,405
Median daily rate £525 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +3.77% +0.95%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £400
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.50% +0.10% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £65.00 £53.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +22.07% +19.66%
10th Percentile £31.25 £37.50 £43.53
90th Percentile £60.00 £78.75 £61.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £53.25
% change year-on-year -11.11% -15.49% +21.02%

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 6,059 11,386 15,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.82% 15.53% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,105 7,674 10,125
Median daily rate £475 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.10% +7.06%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £176
90th Percentile £648 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 629 802
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £47.50 £43.86
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +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 15 January 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 15 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Docker in the UK

Docker
Top 17 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 15 January 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 +15 2,225 £525 -4.55% 1,246
London +5 1,398 £525 -4.55% 603
Work from Home +1 795 £525 - 277
UK excluding London +15 780 £463 -7.50% 716
North of England +9 221 £500 +5.26% 261
South East +21 185 £450 -10.00% 128
South West +12 119 £461 -12.14% 90
North West +1 108 £500 +5.26% 148
East of England +46 99 £488 -2.50% 63
Yorkshire +12 82 £463 -2.63% 94
Midlands -8 72 £425 -10.53% 92
Scotland +25 53 £425 -5.56% 55
West Midlands +6 49 £425 -15.00% 65
North East +6 31 £500 +16.28% 19
Wales +9 28 £525 +9.38% 21
East Midlands -2 23 £430 +1.18% 27
Northern Ireland -5 3 £424 -26.26% 6

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 1,730 (65.93%) Kubernetes
2 1,262 (48.09%) DevOps
3 1,175 (44.78%) AWS
4 1,084 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
5 988 (37.65%) Java
6 862 (32.85%) Python
7 835 (31.82%) Terraform
8 795 (30.30%) Azure
9 777 (29.61%) Jenkins
10 707 (26.94%) Microservices
11 702 (26.75%) Linux
12 631 (24.05%) JavaScript
13 587 (22.37%) Ansible
14 585 (22.29%) Git (software)
15 516 (19.66%) Node.js
16 489 (18.64%) Finance
17 470 (17.91%) Software Engineering
18 462 (17.61%) Security Cleared
19 416 (15.85%) React
20 414 (15.78%) SQL
21 386 (14.71%) Spring
22 382 (14.56%) SC Cleared
23 375 (14.29%) GCP
24 371 (14.14%) TDD
25 369 (14.06%) Web Services
26 343 (13.07%) Test Automation
27 319 (12.16%) Scrum
28 317 (12.08%) GitLab
29 294 (11.20%) Serverless
30 289 (11.01%) Puppet

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
1 168 (6.40%) Apache
2 143 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
3 139 (5.30%) Confluence
4 90 (3.43%) Apache Spark
5 79 (3.01%) Mule
6 52 (1.98%) JBoss
7 45 (1.71%) nginx
8 44 (1.68%) OpenStack
9 28 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 22 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
11 20 (0.76%) IIS
12 19 (0.72%) Red Hat Fuse
13 17 (0.65%) Camunda
13 17 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (0.65%) SharePoint
14 16 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.53%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.42%) CMS
17 10 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.23%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
2 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.11%) Sketch
3 1 (0.038%) GIMP
3 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.038%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.076%) Magento
3 2 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.076%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.038%) Maximo
4 1 (0.038%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.038%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.038%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1,175 (44.78%) AWS
2 795 (30.30%) Azure
3 375 (14.29%) GCP
4 294 (11.20%) Serverless
5 248 (9.45%) AWS Lambda
5 248 (9.45%) GitHub
6 173 (6.59%) OpenShift
7 157 (5.98%) Amazon S3
8 147 (5.60%) Amazon ECS
9 113 (4.31%) PaaS
10 111 (4.23%) Amazon EKS
11 110 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 103 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
13 101 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
14 81 (3.09%) IaaS
15 64 (2.44%) Apigee
16 63 (2.40%) SaaS
17 62 (2.36%) AWS Step Functions
18 58 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 52 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (3.09%) Firewall
2 56 (2.13%) HTTP
3 54 (2.06%) SSL
4 47 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 41 (1.56%) DNS
6 24 (0.91%) VPN
7 22 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
8 20 (0.76%) VLAN
9 17 (0.65%) SNMP
10 16 (0.61%) FTP
10 16 (0.61%) Internet
10 16 (0.61%) Kerberos
11 15 (0.57%) Network Security
11 15 (0.57%) WAN
12 10 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (0.38%) VSAN
13 9 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.34%) iSCSI
13 9 (0.34%) Wireless
14 8 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (9.83%) PostgreSQL
2 209 (7.96%) MySQL
3 163 (6.21%) SQL Server
4 155 (5.91%) NoSQL
5 151 (5.75%) Big Data
6 150 (5.72%) MongoDB
7 134 (5.11%) Relational Database
8 118 (4.50%) Amazon RDS
9 89 (3.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 79 (3.01%) Hadoop
11 62 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
12 51 (1.94%) Redis
13 39 (1.49%) Apache Hive
14 36 (1.37%) Apache Ignite
15 35 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
16 34 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
17 32 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
18 31 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
19 26 (0.99%) BigQuery
20 22 (0.84%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 777 (29.61%) Jenkins
2 585 (22.29%) Git (software)
3 317 (12.08%) GitLab
4 253 (9.64%) JIRA
5 199 (7.58%) Maven
6 125 (4.76%) Artifactory
7 117 (4.46%) JUnit
8 108 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 102 (3.89%) Selenium
10 90 (3.43%) Bitbucket
11 86 (3.28%) Cucumber
12 81 (3.09%) SonarQube
13 77 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
14 69 (2.63%) TeamCity
15 54 (2.06%) Gradle
16 51 (1.94%) Mockito
17 50 (1.91%) Subversion
18 39 (1.49%) FishEye
19 37 (1.41%) Vagrant
19 37 (1.41%) webpack
General
1 489 (18.64%) Finance
2 249 (9.49%) Banking
3 238 (9.07%) Front Office
4 156 (5.95%) Public Sector
5 65 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 58 (2.21%) Marketing
7 40 (1.52%) Retail
8 38 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.07%) Electronics
11 18 (0.69%) Back Office
12 16 (0.61%) Games
13 14 (0.53%) Law
14 13 (0.50%) Automotive
15 12 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.38%) Advertising
17 7 (0.27%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.23%) Billing
19 4 (0.15%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,221 (46.53%) Developer
2 557 (21.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 439 (16.73%) Java Developer
4 243 (9.26%) AWS Engineer
5 223 (8.50%) AWS DevOps
6 181 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 175 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 159 (6.06%) Senior Developer
9 151 (5.75%) AWS Developer
10 148 (5.64%) React Developer
11 135 (5.14%) Software Engineer
12 132 (5.03%) Python Developer
13 127 (4.84%) Architect
14 105 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
15 96 (3.66%) Node.js Developer
16 92 (3.51%) Senior DevOps
17 91 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
18 87 (3.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 80 (3.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 78 (2.97%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (19.66%) Node.js
2 416 (15.85%) React
3 386 (14.71%) Spring
4 369 (14.06%) Web Services
5 285 (10.86%) REST
6 283 (10.79%) Kafka
7 257 (9.79%) Spring Boot
8 227 (8.65%) HTML
9 222 (8.46%) AngularJS
10 191 (7.28%) RESTful
11 184 (7.01%) CSS
12 169 (6.44%) .NET
13 147 (5.60%) Elastic Stack
14 119 (4.54%) JSON
15 106 (4.04%) Middleware
16 104 (3.96%) gRPC
17 95 (3.62%) Apache Camel
18 92 (3.51%) .NET Core
19 85 (3.24%) GraphQL
20 84 (3.20%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 210 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
2 107 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (3.85%) User Experience
4 78 (2.97%) Fixed Income
5 67 (2.55%) Public Cloud
6 64 (2.44%) Cloud Native
7 59 (2.25%) Derivative
8 58 (2.21%) Equities
9 49 (1.87%) Data Centre
10 43 (1.64%) Hedge funds
10 43 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
11 36 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (1.33%) Private Cloud
13 29 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 27 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
14 27 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
15 23 (0.88%) Virtual Team
16 20 (0.76%) PKI
17 18 (0.69%) Management Information System
18 16 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 702 (26.75%) Linux
2 211 (8.04%) Unix
3 189 (7.20%) Windows
4 75 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (2.36%) CentOS
6 58 (2.21%) Windows Server
7 40 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 34 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
9 32 (1.22%) Android
10 26 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 23 (0.88%) Windows 10
12 20 (0.76%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.34%) AIX
14 9 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.23%) Solaris
17 5 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
18 4 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,262 (48.09%) DevOps
2 1,084 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
3 707 (26.94%) Microservices
4 470 (17.91%) Software Engineering
5 371 (14.14%) TDD
6 343 (13.07%) Test Automation
7 319 (12.16%) Scrum
8 269 (10.25%) Infrastructure as Code
9 231 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
10 213 (8.12%) Configuration Management
11 202 (7.70%) BDD
12 192 (7.32%) Asset Management
13 168 (6.40%) Investment Management
14 160 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
15 149 (5.68%) Kanban
16 141 (5.37%) Continuous Delivery
17 124 (4.73%) Open Source
18 119 (4.54%) Continuous Deployment
19 110 (4.19%) Mentoring
20 103 (3.93%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 988 (37.65%) Java
2 862 (32.85%) Python
3 631 (24.05%) JavaScript
4 414 (15.78%) SQL
5 275 (10.48%) Bash Shell
6 216 (8.23%) Java 8
7 202 (7.70%) C#
8 175 (6.67%) TypeScript
9 157 (5.98%) PowerShell
10 148 (5.64%) Go
11 139 (5.30%) PHP
12 131 (4.99%) Ruby
13 106 (4.04%) Kotlin
14 90 (3.43%) Scala
15 72 (2.74%) Perl
16 67 (2.55%) C++
17 59 (2.25%) Shell Script
18 37 (1.41%) ES6
19 33 (1.26%) R
20 27 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 462 (17.61%) Security Cleared
2 382 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 80 (3.05%) Degree
4 63 (2.40%) DV Cleared
5 34 (1.30%) AWS Certification
6 23 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (0.65%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.50%) Sun Certification
10 12 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.42%) ISEB
12 10 (0.38%) CCNA
12 10 (0.38%) DBS Check
13 9 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (0.30%) CCA
15 7 (0.27%) RHCE
15 7 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.23%) CCNP
16 6 (0.23%) CISSP
17 5 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.90%) QA
2 20 (0.76%) SLA
3 11 (0.42%) NIST
4 10 (0.38%) OASIS TOSCA
4 10 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.30%) GDPR
6 7 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.19%) COBIT
9 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.11%) NCSC
10 3 (0.11%) RMADS
10 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.076%) PMO
11 2 (0.076%) PSD2
11 2 (0.076%) WCAG
12 1 (0.038%) IFRS
12 1 (0.038%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.038%) NIST 800
System Software
1 97 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (1.07%) vSphere
6 24 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 23 (0.88%) GlusterFS
8 19 (0.72%) Hyper-V
9 18 (0.69%) HDFS
10 17 (0.65%) KVM
11 13 (0.50%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
13 8 (0.30%) NFS
14 7 (0.27%) LXC
14 7 (0.27%) Varnish
14 7 (0.27%) Xen
15 5 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.11%) vCloud
18 2 (0.076%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1,730 (65.93%) Kubernetes
2 835 (31.82%) Terraform
3 587 (22.37%) Ansible
4 289 (11.01%) Puppet
5 195 (7.43%) Opscode Chef
6 129 (4.92%) Prometheus
7 126 (4.80%) Grafana
8 68 (2.59%) Kibana
9 64 (2.44%) Packer
10 43 (1.64%) Consul
11 36 (1.37%) Rancher
12 34 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
13 33 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
14 31 (1.18%) logstash
15 30 (1.14%) Istio
16 20 (0.76%) Nagios
17 19 (0.72%) ZABBIX
18 18 (0.69%) Fluentd
19 16 (0.61%) Rundeck
19 16 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 192 (7.32%) Google
2 144 (5.49%) Oracle
3 137 (5.22%) Microsoft
4 132 (5.03%) VMware
5 126 (4.80%) Splunk
6 98 (3.73%) Atlassian
7 70 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 50 (1.91%) AppDynamics
9 47 (1.79%) Bloomberg
10 46 (1.75%) Cisco
11 40 (1.52%) SAP
12 39 (1.49%) Cloudera
13 38 (1.45%) Sybase
14 37 (1.41%) Dell
15 32 (1.22%) Databricks
15 32 (1.22%) Hortonworks
16 26 (0.99%) IBM
17 22 (0.84%) EMC
17 22 (0.84%) SaltStack
18 18 (0.69%) HP