Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 127 446
Rank change year-on-year +63 +319 +395
Contract jobs citing Docker 3260 2116 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.30% 1.98% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 27.61% 16.12% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2417 1507 407
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £375 £367 £328
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +32.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
UK median hourly rate £47.00 - £48.75
10th Percentile £37.40 - £43.88
90th Percentile £58.78 - £54.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £48.75

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 11806 13129 11790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.96% 12.27% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7588 8238 6691
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £160 £177 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 874 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.00 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +5.65% +3.33%

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 19 September 2017.

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 19 September 2017.

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 19 September 2017. 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 +56 3106 £500 - 402
London +28 1976 £525 +5.00% 248
UK excluding London +118 1232 £460 +2.22% 163
South East +122 403 £475 +5.67% 52
North of England +125 292 £450 - 46
Midlands +18 189 £496 +10.26% 19
Yorkshire +36 142 £450 - 20
North West +108 132 £475 - 25
South West +40 123 £425 -0.35% 16
West Midlands +32 115 £500 +6.38% 10
East of England +43 104 £500 - 21
Scotland +83 98 £413 -2.94% 5
East Midlands -6 78 £450 - 9
North East +86 24 £535 +40.70% 1
Wales -4 13 £400 -11.11% 1
Northern Ireland - 13 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Docker also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Docker.

1 1857 (56.96%) DevOps
2 1603 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1446 (44.36%) Linux
4 1422 (43.62%) Java
5 1314 (40.31%) Amazon AWS
6 1246 (38.22%) Jenkins
7 1098 (33.68%) Python
8 1081 (33.16%) Ansible
9 1045 (32.06%) Kubernetes
10 986 (30.25%) Puppet
11 960 (29.45%) Git (software)
12 902 (27.67%) Microservices
13 758 (23.25%) Continuous Integration
14 669 (20.52%) TDD
15 574 (17.61%) Opscode Chef
16 557 (17.09%) Terraform
17 545 (16.72%) JavaScript
18 537 (16.47%) Node.js
19 529 (16.23%) Bash Shell
20 527 (16.17%) Scrum
21 525 (16.10%) Configuration Management
22 520 (15.95%) PostgreSQL
23 517 (15.86%) Spring
24 494 (15.15%) MongoDB
25 493 (15.12%) Open Source
26 467 (14.33%) JIRA
27 456 (13.99%) Ruby
28 440 (13.50%) Web Services
29 421 (12.91%) REST
30 410 (12.58%) BDD

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
1 356 (10.92%) Confluence
2 266 (8.16%) Elasticsearch
3 239 (7.33%) Apache
4 180 (5.52%) Apache Spark
5 164 (5.03%) Tomcat
6 156 (4.79%) nginx
7 152 (4.66%) OpenStack
8 117 (3.59%) JBoss
9 77 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 70 (2.15%) Apache Solr
11 66 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 57 (1.75%) WebLogic
13 32 (0.98%) CMS
14 31 (0.95%) WebSphere
15 17 (0.52%) IIS
16 14 (0.43%) Jetty
16 14 (0.43%) WordPress
17 13 (0.40%) Apache Pig
18 12 (0.37%) WildFly
19 11 (0.34%) GlassFish
Applications
1 26 (0.80%) HipChat
2 2 (0.061%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.061%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.031%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.092%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.031%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.031%) Magento
4 1 (0.031%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1314 (40.31%) Amazon AWS
2 354 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 250 (7.67%) GitHub
4 234 (7.18%) Amazon EC2
5 202 (6.20%) OpenShift
6 170 (5.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 162 (4.97%) PaaS
8 141 (4.33%) Amazon S3
9 102 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 93 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 87 (2.67%) SaaS
12 85 (2.61%) IaaS
13 84 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
14 68 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
15 60 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 58 (1.78%) Amazon ELB
17 54 (1.66%) Route 53
18 39 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
18 39 (1.20%) npm
19 35 (1.07%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 200 (6.13%) HTTP
2 119 (3.65%) TCP/IP
3 106 (3.25%) DNS
4 94 (2.88%) Firewall
5 81 (2.48%) SSL
6 63 (1.93%) Internet
7 49 (1.50%) Kerberos
8 36 (1.10%) LDAP
9 34 (1.04%) VPN
10 27 (0.83%) LAN
10 27 (0.83%) WAN
11 22 (0.67%) HTTPS
11 22 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
11 22 (0.67%) SSH
12 19 (0.58%) OpenVPN
13 17 (0.52%) DSL
14 14 (0.43%) DHCP
15 12 (0.37%) AMQP
16 11 (0.34%) Network Security
16 11 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 520 (15.95%) PostgreSQL
2 494 (15.15%) MongoDB
3 375 (11.50%) NoSQL
4 331 (10.15%) MySQL
5 296 (9.08%) Hadoop
6 242 (7.42%) Big Data
7 206 (6.32%) Relational Database
8 177 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 157 (4.82%) Redis
10 151 (4.63%) SQL Server
11 140 (4.29%) HBase
12 118 (3.62%) RDBMS
13 105 (3.22%) Amazon RDS
14 71 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 49 (1.50%) Apache Hive
16 47 (1.44%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.64%) Endeca
18 17 (0.52%) Couchbase
19 16 (0.49%) DataStax
19 16 (0.49%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1246 (38.22%) Jenkins
2 960 (29.45%) Git (software)
3 467 (14.33%) JIRA
4 332 (10.18%) Maven
5 241 (7.39%) Cucumber
6 205 (6.29%) Vagrant
7 203 (6.23%) Selenium
8 179 (5.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 159 (4.88%) TeamCity
10 158 (4.85%) Bitbucket
11 154 (4.72%) IntelliJ
12 153 (4.69%) JUnit
13 148 (4.54%) Artifactory
14 126 (3.87%) GitLab
15 119 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 107 (3.28%) Subversion
17 106 (3.25%) Gradle
18 86 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
19 63 (1.93%) SonarQube
20 61 (1.87%) Ant
General
1 402 (12.33%) Finance
2 200 (6.13%) Banking
3 112 (3.44%) Retail
4 99 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 97 (2.98%) Marketing
6 70 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 69 (2.12%) Electronics
8 63 (1.93%) Investment Banking
9 56 (1.72%) Front Office
10 38 (1.17%) Games
11 24 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.67%) Publishing
13 18 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 17 (0.52%) Billing
15 15 (0.46%) Law
16 13 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
17 7 (0.21%) Advertising
17 7 (0.21%) Legal
18 6 (0.18%) Digital Economy
18 6 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 1237 (37.94%) Developer
2 1042 (31.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 515 (15.80%) Java Developer
4 349 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
5 339 (10.40%) AWS DevOps
6 273 (8.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 226 (6.93%) Architect
8 207 (6.35%) Senior Developer
9 169 (5.18%) Linux Engineer
10 141 (4.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 140 (4.29%) Scala Developer
12 128 (3.93%) Consultant
13 126 (3.87%) Senior DevOps
14 119 (3.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 114 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
16 113 (3.47%) Python Developer
16 113 (3.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 109 (3.34%) Node.js Developer
18 104 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
19 101 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (16.47%) Node.js
2 517 (15.86%) Spring
3 440 (13.50%) Web Services
4 421 (12.91%) REST
5 383 (11.75%) CSS
6 353 (10.83%) RESTful
7 321 (9.85%) HTML
8 304 (9.33%) Kafka
9 294 (9.02%) Spring Boot
10 293 (8.99%) AngularJS
11 241 (7.39%) React
12 238 (7.30%) JSON
13 232 (7.12%) Elastic Stack
14 197 (6.04%) HTML5
15 196 (6.01%) .NET
16 195 (5.98%) XML
17 167 (5.12%) Hibernate
18 162 (4.97%) RabbitMQ
19 137 (4.20%) Play Framework
20 135 (4.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 156 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
2 103 (3.16%) Public Cloud
3 90 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (2.70%) Fintech
5 77 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 70 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 61 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 41 (1.26%) User Experience
10 40 (1.23%) iPad
10 40 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 39 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
12 34 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 31 (0.95%) Data Centre
14 26 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
14 26 (0.80%) Social Media
15 24 (0.74%) Clustering
16 22 (0.67%) Cloud Native
16 22 (0.67%) Data Structures
17 21 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1446 (44.36%) Linux
2 361 (11.07%) Unix
3 280 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 250 (7.67%) Windows
5 234 (7.18%) CentOS
6 152 (4.66%) Ubuntu
7 70 (2.15%) Android
8 67 (2.06%) CoreOS
9 60 (1.84%) Apple iOS
10 50 (1.53%) Windows Server
11 43 (1.32%) Solaris
12 30 (0.92%) Mac OS X
13 25 (0.77%) Debian
14 19 (0.58%) VMS
15 14 (0.43%) SUSE
16 9 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
17 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (0.21%) AIX
19 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1857 (56.96%) DevOps
2 1603 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
3 902 (27.67%) Microservices
4 758 (23.25%) Continuous Integration
5 669 (20.52%) TDD
6 527 (16.17%) Scrum
7 525 (16.10%) Configuration Management
8 493 (15.12%) Open Source
9 410 (12.58%) BDD
10 378 (11.60%) Test Automation
11 373 (11.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 288 (8.83%) Software Engineering
13 205 (6.29%) Kanban
14 192 (5.89%) E-Commerce
15 155 (4.75%) Mentoring
16 151 (4.63%) SOA
17 127 (3.90%) Load Balancing
18 126 (3.87%) Pair Programming
19 122 (3.74%) SDLC
20 121 (3.71%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1422 (43.62%) Java
2 1098 (33.68%) Python
3 545 (16.72%) JavaScript
4 529 (16.23%) Bash Shell
5 456 (13.99%) Ruby
6 311 (9.54%) SQL
7 308 (9.45%) Scala
8 212 (6.50%) Go
9 201 (6.17%) Perl
10 167 (5.12%) C#
11 140 (4.29%) Shell Script
12 139 (4.26%) Groovy
13 114 (3.50%) PHP
14 83 (2.55%) PowerShell
15 55 (1.69%) ES6
15 55 (1.69%) TypeScript
16 42 (1.29%) Clojure
17 38 (1.17%) T-SQL
18 31 (0.95%) C++
19 28 (0.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 362 (11.10%) Security Cleared
2 305 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 95 (2.91%) Degree
4 35 (1.07%) AWS Certification
5 34 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.31%) RHCE
10 8 (0.25%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (0.25%) CISSP
10 8 (0.25%) RHCA
11 7 (0.21%) CLAS
12 6 (0.18%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.15%) OCP
13 5 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.092%) CISM
15 3 (0.092%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.37%) QA
2 33 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 21 (0.64%) GCP
4 12 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.37%) SLA
5 9 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.25%) GDPR
7 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.061%) COBIT
9 2 (0.061%) HL7
9 2 (0.061%) WCAG
10 1 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.031%) EMIR
10 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.031%) MiFID
10 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
System Software
1 89 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (2.33%) HDFS
3 52 (1.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 49 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (1.32%) Active Directory
6 37 (1.13%) LXC
7 34 (1.04%) etcd
7 34 (1.04%) KVM
8 29 (0.89%) flannel
8 29 (0.89%) Xen
9 23 (0.71%) Squid
10 21 (0.64%) vCloud
11 20 (0.61%) Gluster
12 19 (0.58%) vSphere
13 18 (0.55%) Postfix
14 17 (0.52%) VMware NSX
15 16 (0.49%) Apache Flume
16 15 (0.46%) VirtualBox
17 11 (0.34%) Ceph
17 11 (0.34%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1081 (33.16%) Ansible
2 1045 (32.06%) Kubernetes
3 986 (30.25%) Puppet
4 574 (17.61%) Opscode Chef
5 557 (17.09%) Terraform
6 157 (4.82%) logstash
7 148 (4.54%) Kibana
8 106 (3.25%) Mesos
9 90 (2.76%) Rancher
10 82 (2.52%) Grafana
11 78 (2.39%) Packer
12 75 (2.30%) ZABBIX
13 73 (2.24%) Consul
13 73 (2.24%) Nagios
14 72 (2.21%) Prometheus
15 71 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
16 60 (1.84%) Graphite
17 55 (1.69%) HAProxy
18 50 (1.53%) Sysdig
19 37 (1.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 274 (8.40%) Oracle
2 232 (7.12%) Red Hat
3 201 (6.17%) VMware
4 146 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 138 (4.23%) Google
6 129 (3.96%) Splunk
7 107 (3.28%) Atlassian
8 88 (2.70%) SAP
9 81 (2.48%) IBM
10 66 (2.02%) SaltStack
11 51 (1.56%) New Relic
12 48 (1.47%) AppDynamics
13 37 (1.13%) Cloudera
14 30 (0.92%) WSO2
15 27 (0.83%) webMethods
16 26 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
16 26 (0.80%) Tableau
17 24 (0.74%) ATG
17 24 (0.74%) MuleSoft
17 24 (0.74%) Sonatype