Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 89 279
Rank change year-on-year +39 +190 +435
Contract jobs citing Docker 4,070 2,509 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.01% 2.61% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 31.58% 21.56% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,065 1,799 706
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £389
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +7.56% -5.26% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.75 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -25.20% +66.67%
10th Percentile £37.50 £42.18 £61.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.73 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.75 £62.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% -25.20% +66.67%

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 12,887 11,638 10,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.12% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,414 7,260 6,408
UK median daily rate £450 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.94% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 841 1,109
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £43.75 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +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 23 February 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 February 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 February 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 +35 3,880 £525 +5.00% 1,154
London +17 2,513 £550 +6.80% 631
UK excluding London +81 1,521 £484 +7.56% 559
South East +72 462 £488 +2.63% 138
North of England +73 390 £475 +11.76% 159
Yorkshire +24 203 £450 - 68
Midlands +37 198 £500 +11.11% 84
South West +38 180 £500 +16.82% 58
East of England +49 162 £500 -9.01% 83
North West +62 158 £491 +17.31% 85
Scotland +55 105 £450 +21.62% 23
East Midlands +21 103 £479 +16.12% 41
West Midlands +32 91 £500 +8.70% 43
Wales +22 40 £450 +4.35% 10
North East +62 36 £580 +36.47% 6
Northern Ireland -1 9 £375 - 4

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 2,346 (57.64%) DevOps
2 2,104 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,810 (44.47%) Java
4 1,805 (44.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1,735 (42.63%) Jenkins
6 1,562 (38.38%) Linux
7 1,491 (36.63%) Ansible
8 1,391 (34.18%) Python
9 1,338 (32.87%) Kubernetes
10 1,264 (31.06%) Git (software)
11 1,088 (26.73%) Puppet
12 1,029 (25.28%) Continuous Integration
13 935 (22.97%) JavaScript
14 926 (22.75%) Microservices
15 923 (22.68%) TDD
16 794 (19.51%) Terraform
17 775 (19.04%) Opscode Chef
18 741 (18.21%) Node.js
19 660 (16.22%) Bash Shell
20 631 (15.50%) Configuration Management
21 609 (14.96%) Web Services
22 588 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
23 583 (14.32%) Scrum
23 583 (14.32%) Ruby
24 576 (14.15%) JIRA
25 575 (14.13%) Finance
26 546 (13.42%) Test Automation
27 535 (13.14%) BDD
28 531 (13.05%) NoSQL
29 529 (13.00%) Spring

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
1 400 (9.83%) Confluence
2 302 (7.42%) Apache
3 266 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
4 225 (5.53%) nginx
5 218 (5.36%) Tomcat
6 209 (5.14%) Apache Spark
7 175 (4.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 112 (2.75%) JBoss
9 109 (2.68%) OpenStack
10 65 (1.60%) WebLogic
11 44 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 43 (1.06%) Apache Solr
13 38 (0.93%) WebSphere
14 36 (0.88%) CMS
15 33 (0.81%) Apache Pig
16 28 (0.69%) Jetty
17 25 (0.61%) Mule
18 24 (0.59%) IIS
19 22 (0.54%) Mule ESB
20 15 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (0.44%) HipChat
2 15 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.098%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.074%) GIMP
7 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 51 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.15%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.074%) Magento
3 3 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.025%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.025%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1,805 (44.35%) Amazon AWS
2 588 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 305 (7.49%) Amazon EC2
4 260 (6.39%) GitHub
5 253 (6.22%) PaaS
6 235 (5.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 235 (5.77%) Serverless
7 233 (5.72%) Amazon S3
8 202 (4.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 192 (4.72%) OpenShift
10 180 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
11 176 (4.32%) IaaS
12 175 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 119 (2.92%) Route 53
14 102 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 99 (2.43%) npm
16 96 (2.36%) SaaS
17 75 (1.84%) Amazon ELB
18 74 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
19 66 (1.62%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 222 (5.45%) HTTP
2 216 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 181 (4.45%) Firewall
4 137 (3.37%) DNS
5 128 (3.14%) SSL
6 87 (2.14%) Internet
7 58 (1.43%) Network Security
8 53 (1.30%) VPN
9 49 (1.20%) Kerberos
10 39 (0.96%) FTP
11 27 (0.66%) DHCP
11 27 (0.66%) SSH
12 23 (0.57%) DSL
13 19 (0.47%) LAN
13 19 (0.47%) WAN
14 18 (0.44%) SAN
15 17 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
16 16 (0.39%) SMS
17 14 (0.34%) SMTP
17 14 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (13.05%) NoSQL
2 487 (11.97%) MongoDB
3 452 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 321 (7.89%) Hadoop
5 299 (7.35%) Big Data
6 283 (6.95%) MySQL
7 207 (5.09%) Relational Database
8 193 (4.74%) SQL Server
9 177 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 158 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
11 155 (3.81%) Redis
12 108 (2.65%) RDBMS
13 77 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 72 (1.77%) Apache Hive
15 55 (1.35%) HBase
16 49 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
17 43 (1.06%) DB2
18 37 (0.91%) Couchbase
19 36 (0.88%) Oracle Database
20 30 (0.74%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,735 (42.63%) Jenkins
2 1,264 (31.06%) Git (software)
3 576 (14.15%) JIRA
4 427 (10.49%) Maven
5 275 (6.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 239 (5.87%) Cucumber
7 228 (5.60%) Selenium
8 188 (4.62%) Bitbucket
9 185 (4.55%) Gradle
10 182 (4.47%) JUnit
11 169 (4.15%) Artifactory
11 169 (4.15%) TeamCity
12 164 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 150 (3.69%) GitLab
14 149 (3.66%) SonarQube
15 144 (3.54%) Subversion
16 140 (3.44%) webpack
17 133 (3.27%) Vagrant
18 113 (2.78%) gulp
19 96 (2.36%) Gerrit
General
1 575 (14.13%) Finance
2 287 (7.05%) Banking
3 106 (2.60%) Retail
4 83 (2.04%) Marketing
5 81 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 65 (1.60%) Publishing
7 62 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 55 (1.35%) Games
9 42 (1.03%) Advertising
10 31 (0.76%) Front Office
11 30 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 27 (0.66%) Electronics
13 22 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.42%) Law
15 16 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.32%) Billing
17 11 (0.27%) Legal
18 8 (0.20%) Back Office
18 8 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
19 4 (0.098%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1,462 (35.92%) Developer
2 1,448 (35.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 590 (14.50%) Java Developer
4 486 (11.94%) AWS Engineer
5 455 (11.18%) AWS DevOps
6 387 (9.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 229 (5.63%) Senior DevOps
8 222 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 221 (5.43%) Architect
10 214 (5.26%) Senior Developer
11 210 (5.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 195 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
13 177 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 165 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
15 164 (4.03%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 155 (3.81%) Consultant
17 154 (3.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 145 (3.56%) React Developer
19 142 (3.49%) Node.js Developer
20 136 (3.34%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 741 (18.21%) Node.js
2 609 (14.96%) Web Services
3 529 (13.00%) Spring
4 503 (12.36%) CSS
5 499 (12.26%) REST
6 473 (11.62%) React
7 470 (11.55%) HTML
8 424 (10.42%) AngularJS
9 372 (9.14%) RESTful
10 333 (8.18%) .NET
11 330 (8.11%) Kafka
12 321 (7.89%) HTML5
13 288 (7.08%) JSON
14 282 (6.93%) Spring Boot
15 248 (6.09%) Elastic Stack
16 192 (4.72%) CSS3
17 190 (4.67%) SOAP
18 176 (4.32%) Hibernate
19 172 (4.23%) XML
20 165 (4.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 223 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
2 138 (3.39%) Fintech
2 138 (3.39%) Public Cloud
3 126 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 93 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
6 85 (2.09%) iPad
7 82 (2.01%) User Experience
8 76 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 74 (1.82%) Algorithms
10 72 (1.77%) Computer Science
11 65 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 57 (1.40%) Clustering
13 45 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
14 39 (0.96%) Cloud Native
14 39 (0.96%) Private Cloud
15 33 (0.81%) Data Structures
16 29 (0.71%) Virtual Team
17 28 (0.69%) Derivative
18 27 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,562 (38.38%) Linux
2 449 (11.03%) Unix
3 341 (8.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 316 (7.76%) Windows
5 228 (5.60%) CentOS
6 107 (2.63%) Ubuntu
7 67 (1.65%) Windows Server
8 65 (1.60%) CoreOS
9 56 (1.38%) Android
9 56 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 48 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 36 (0.88%) Windows 10
12 35 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (0.74%) Solaris
14 25 (0.61%) Windows 7
15 18 (0.44%) Debian
16 16 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (0.37%) AIX
17 15 (0.37%) VMS
18 13 (0.32%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,346 (57.64%) DevOps
2 2,104 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,029 (25.28%) Continuous Integration
4 926 (22.75%) Microservices
5 923 (22.68%) TDD
6 631 (15.50%) Configuration Management
7 583 (14.32%) Scrum
8 546 (13.42%) Test Automation
9 535 (13.14%) BDD
10 528 (12.97%) Continuous Delivery
11 462 (11.35%) Open Source
12 418 (10.27%) Software Engineering
13 290 (7.13%) Kanban
14 289 (7.10%) Mentoring
15 270 (6.63%) E-Commerce
16 193 (4.74%) OO
17 186 (4.57%) Continuous Deployment
18 176 (4.32%) SDLC
19 174 (4.28%) Pair Programming
20 170 (4.18%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,810 (44.47%) Java
2 1,391 (34.18%) Python
3 935 (22.97%) JavaScript
4 660 (16.22%) Bash Shell
5 583 (14.32%) Ruby
6 375 (9.21%) SQL
7 357 (8.77%) Scala
8 339 (8.33%) Groovy
9 338 (8.30%) C#
10 248 (6.09%) Go
11 230 (5.65%) Perl
12 202 (4.96%) ES6
13 187 (4.59%) PHP
14 171 (4.20%) Shell Script
15 150 (3.69%) TypeScript
16 130 (3.19%) PowerShell
17 77 (1.89%) C++
18 42 (1.03%) C
19 30 (0.74%) Apple Swift
20 28 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 433 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 313 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 95 (2.33%) Degree
4 53 (1.30%) AWS Certification
5 35 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (0.44%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
9 12 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 12 (0.29%) RHCE
10 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.22%) CISSP
11 9 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.22%) MCSE
11 9 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.20%) PhD
13 6 (0.15%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.15%) CLAS
14 4 (0.098%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (3.51%) QA
2 69 (1.70%) GCP
3 24 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.39%) GDPR
6 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.15%) PMO
7 6 (0.15%) RMADS
8 5 (0.12%) SLA
9 4 (0.098%) PSD2
10 3 (0.074%) TickIT
11 2 (0.049%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.025%) BS7666
12 1 (0.025%) HL7
12 1 (0.025%) SEPA
12 1 (0.025%) WCAG
System Software
1 79 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 70 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 43 (1.06%) HDFS
5 37 (0.91%) Apache Flume
6 19 (0.47%) vCloud
7 18 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 18 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.42%) Xen
9 16 (0.39%) LXC
9 16 (0.39%) Squid
10 13 (0.32%) etcd
11 12 (0.29%) flannel
11 12 (0.29%) Postfix
11 12 (0.29%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.25%) KVM
13 10 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.17%) Gluster
14 7 (0.17%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1,491 (36.63%) Ansible
2 1,338 (32.87%) Kubernetes
3 1,088 (26.73%) Puppet
4 794 (19.51%) Terraform
5 775 (19.04%) Opscode Chef
6 177 (4.35%) Kibana
7 164 (4.03%) Mesos
8 158 (3.88%) logstash
9 119 (2.92%) Rancher
10 116 (2.85%) Packer
11 115 (2.83%) Docker Swarm
12 113 (2.78%) Grafana
13 103 (2.53%) Prometheus
14 95 (2.33%) Nagios
15 84 (2.06%) Consul
16 72 (1.77%) ZABBIX
17 59 (1.45%) Salt
18 44 (1.08%) HAProxy
19 37 (0.91%) Icinga
20 33 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 258 (6.34%) Red Hat
2 245 (6.02%) Oracle
3 238 (5.85%) Google
4 215 (5.28%) Splunk
5 193 (4.74%) Atlassian
6 148 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 146 (3.59%) VMware
8 76 (1.87%) SaltStack
9 72 (1.77%) AppDynamics
10 67 (1.65%) IBM
11 60 (1.47%) New Relic
12 36 (0.88%) Hortonworks
13 35 (0.86%) SAP
14 32 (0.79%) Cloudera
15 30 (0.74%) F5
16 26 (0.64%) webMethods
17 24 (0.59%) ATG
18 22 (0.54%) Capita
18 22 (0.54%) ServiceNow
19 21 (0.52%) Rackspace