Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 44 81
Rank change year-on-year +12 +37 +101
Contract jobs citing Docker 5,545 4,719 2,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.11% 4.73% 2.83%
As % of the System Software category 39.57% 34.55% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,016 3,356 1,902
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £409 £381 £356
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 4
UK median hourly rate £49.13 £49.33 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.41% -3.27% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £38.75 £43.88
90th Percentile £62.75 £73.75 £58.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £47.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year -24.21% -6.86% -

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 14,014 13,657 10,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.44% 13.68% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,271 8,809 6,554
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £180 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 815 653
UK median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% - -
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.36 £45.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.76 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.68% +3.33% -6.25%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 5,268 £538 +2.38% 640
London +13 3,199 £550 - 359
UK excluding London +18 2,280 £500 +5.26% 308
South East +37 655 £475 - 77
North of England +13 603 £495 +12.50% 80
South West +14 361 £525 +5.00% 29
Midlands +24 321 £488 +1.77% 52
North West +34 291 £525 +10.53% 49
Yorkshire -5 245 £475 +10.47% 26
West Midlands +27 202 £484 -3.25% 34
East of England -9 117 £510 +2.00% 43
East Midlands +17 115 £500 +11.11% 18
Wales +27 110 £550 +15.79% 1
Scotland +10 108 £456 +1.39% 19
North East +11 66 £470 +25.33% 5
Northern Ireland +11 11 £425 +21.43% 7

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 3,104 (55.98%) Kubernetes
2 3,050 (55.00%) DevOps
3 2,592 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
4 2,578 (46.49%) Amazon AWS
5 2,143 (38.65%) Java
6 1,884 (33.98%) Jenkins
7 1,722 (31.06%) Linux
8 1,688 (30.44%) Python
9 1,655 (29.85%) Microservices
10 1,545 (27.86%) Ansible
11 1,459 (26.31%) Git (software)
12 1,437 (25.92%) Terraform
13 1,385 (24.98%) Microsoft Azure
14 1,080 (19.48%) JavaScript
15 971 (17.51%) TDD
16 902 (16.27%) Finance
17 850 (15.33%) Puppet
18 837 (15.09%) SQL
19 817 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
20 816 (14.72%) Node.js
21 743 (13.40%) Scrum
22 691 (12.46%) Spring
23 661 (11.92%) Test Automation
24 659 (11.88%) Web Services
25 651 (11.74%) JIRA
26 632 (11.40%) AngularJS
27 612 (11.04%) Software Engineering
28 610 (11.00%) Kafka
29 602 (10.86%) Java 8
30 590 (10.64%) Google Cloud Platform

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
1 417 (7.52%) Confluence
2 329 (5.93%) Elasticsearch
3 278 (5.01%) Apache Spark
4 227 (4.09%) Apache
5 219 (3.95%) nginx
6 153 (2.76%) OpenStack
7 130 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 111 (2.00%) JBoss
9 74 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 58 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 53 (0.96%) CMS
11 53 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 44 (0.79%) Apache Solr
13 42 (0.76%) IIS
14 31 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
15 30 (0.54%) WordPress
16 24 (0.43%) GeoServer
16 24 (0.43%) SharePoint
17 23 (0.41%) Mule
18 20 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.090%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.054%) GIMP
7 2 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.018%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.22%) assyst
2 12 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.13%) Magento
4 7 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.090%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.054%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.036%) Actimize
8 2 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.018%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.018%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.018%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 2,578 (46.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1,385 (24.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 590 (10.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 521 (9.40%) OpenShift
5 504 (9.09%) Serverless
6 397 (7.16%) Amazon EC2
7 377 (6.80%) GitHub
8 374 (6.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 373 (6.73%) Amazon S3
10 365 (6.58%) AWS Lambda
11 273 (4.92%) Amazon ECS
12 248 (4.47%) PaaS
13 178 (3.21%) Amazon SQS
14 153 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 134 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 130 (2.34%) IaaS
17 120 (2.16%) Route 53
18 117 (2.11%) npm
19 96 (1.73%) SaaS
20 89 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 184 (3.32%) HTTP
2 121 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 110 (1.98%) DNS
3 110 (1.98%) SSL
4 102 (1.84%) Firewall
5 86 (1.55%) VPN
6 60 (1.08%) WAN
7 47 (0.85%) Internet
8 44 (0.79%) FTP
8 44 (0.79%) Network Security
9 37 (0.67%) LAN
10 36 (0.65%) Kerberos
11 31 (0.56%) SAN
12 28 (0.50%) OpenVPN
13 25 (0.45%) DHCP
14 24 (0.43%) DSL
15 23 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
16 22 (0.40%) IPsec
17 16 (0.29%) SSH
17 16 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 509 (9.18%) MongoDB
3 473 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
4 409 (7.38%) Big Data
5 392 (7.07%) MySQL
6 322 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
7 308 (5.55%) SQL Server
8 285 (5.14%) Hadoop
9 234 (4.22%) Relational Database
10 215 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 204 (3.68%) Redis
12 133 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
13 114 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 105 (1.89%) RDBMS
15 89 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
16 68 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
17 64 (1.15%) Data Lake
18 63 (1.14%) Apache Hive
19 60 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
20 56 (1.01%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,884 (33.98%) Jenkins
2 1,459 (26.31%) Git (software)
3 651 (11.74%) JIRA
4 434 (7.83%) Maven
5 306 (5.52%) Cucumber
6 293 (5.28%) GitLab
7 282 (5.09%) Selenium
8 237 (4.27%) Artifactory
9 222 (4.00%) Bitbucket
9 222 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 221 (3.99%) JUnit
11 184 (3.32%) TeamCity
12 180 (3.25%) SonarQube
13 150 (2.71%) Gradle
14 138 (2.49%) gulp
15 130 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
16 126 (2.27%) Mockito
17 116 (2.09%) Vagrant
18 111 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 103 (1.86%) Travis CI
General
1 902 (16.27%) Finance
2 374 (6.74%) Banking
3 166 (2.99%) Retail
4 138 (2.49%) Front Office
5 73 (1.32%) Legal
6 65 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 63 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 60 (1.08%) Marketing
9 56 (1.01%) Law
10 47 (0.85%) Games
11 39 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.43%) Advertising
14 19 (0.34%) Electronics
15 17 (0.31%) Publishing
15 17 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.29%) Automotive
17 14 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.22%) Back Office
18 12 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,125 (38.32%) Developer
2 1,595 (28.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 815 (14.70%) Java Developer
4 555 (10.01%) AWS Engineer
5 462 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
6 413 (7.45%) Senior Developer
7 375 (6.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 372 (6.71%) Architect
9 312 (5.63%) Cloud Engineer
10 252 (4.54%) Full Stack Developer
11 248 (4.47%) AWS Developer
12 216 (3.90%) Senior DevOps
13 205 (3.70%) Software Engineer
14 201 (3.62%) Senior Java Developer
15 199 (3.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 186 (3.35%) Python Developer
17 183 (3.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 177 (3.19%) .NET Developer
19 176 (3.17%) Data Engineer
20 175 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 816 (14.72%) Node.js
2 691 (12.46%) Spring
3 659 (11.88%) Web Services
4 632 (11.40%) AngularJS
5 610 (11.00%) Kafka
6 542 (9.77%) .NET
7 531 (9.58%) REST
8 499 (9.00%) Spring Boot
9 467 (8.42%) HTML
10 463 (8.35%) React
11 440 (7.94%) CSS
12 425 (7.66%) RESTful
13 263 (4.74%) JSON
14 261 (4.71%) .NET Core
15 242 (4.36%) Elastic Stack
16 202 (3.64%) J2EE
17 201 (3.62%) Hibernate
17 201 (3.62%) HTML5
18 170 (3.07%) Redux
19 168 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 335 (6.04%) Greenfield Project
2 138 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (2.43%) Public Cloud
4 130 (2.34%) Data Centre
5 121 (2.18%) User Experience
6 110 (1.98%) Cloud Native
7 107 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 104 (1.88%) Algorithms
9 100 (1.80%) Fixed Income
10 83 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 76 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 71 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
13 65 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
14 54 (0.97%) PKI
14 54 (0.97%) Private Cloud
15 50 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
16 48 (0.87%) Virtual Team
17 37 (0.67%) Derivative
17 37 (0.67%) Management Information System
18 32 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,722 (31.06%) Linux
2 411 (7.41%) Unix
3 374 (6.74%) Windows
4 286 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 142 (2.56%) CentOS
6 115 (2.07%) Ubuntu
7 82 (1.48%) Mac OS X
8 63 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 55 (0.99%) Android
10 50 (0.90%) Windows Server
11 39 (0.70%) Solaris
12 22 (0.40%) CoreOS
13 21 (0.38%) VMS
14 15 (0.27%) Debian
15 14 (0.25%) Fedora
16 11 (0.20%) AIX
17 8 (0.14%) Mesosphere
18 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 5 (0.090%) Amazon Linux
20 4 (0.072%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,050 (55.00%) DevOps
2 2,592 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,655 (29.85%) Microservices
4 971 (17.51%) TDD
5 817 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
6 743 (13.40%) Scrum
7 661 (11.92%) Test Automation
8 612 (11.04%) Software Engineering
9 538 (9.70%) Configuration Management
10 530 (9.56%) BDD
11 477 (8.60%) Open Source
12 347 (6.26%) Kanban
13 341 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 325 (5.86%) Infrastructure as Code
15 305 (5.50%) Migration
16 303 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
17 299 (5.39%) Fintech
18 275 (4.96%) Continuous Deployment
19 259 (4.67%) Mentoring
20 258 (4.65%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,143 (38.65%) Java
2 1,688 (30.44%) Python
3 1,080 (19.48%) JavaScript
4 837 (15.09%) SQL
5 602 (10.86%) Java 8
6 572 (10.32%) Bash Shell
7 483 (8.71%) C#
8 402 (7.25%) Ruby
9 286 (5.16%) Go
10 268 (4.83%) Scala
11 265 (4.78%) PowerShell
12 209 (3.77%) PHP
13 194 (3.50%) TypeScript
14 174 (3.14%) ES6
15 160 (2.89%) Perl
16 154 (2.78%) Groovy
17 150 (2.71%) Shell Script
18 137 (2.47%) C++
19 62 (1.12%) C
20 50 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 517 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 405 (7.30%) SC Cleared
3 154 (2.78%) Degree
4 102 (1.84%) AWS Certification
5 73 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 59 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 52 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 29 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 20 (0.36%) CISSP
9 20 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 19 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.27%) CCA
13 10 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
13 10 (0.18%) RHCSA
14 8 (0.14%) CCNP
15 7 (0.13%) CCIE
15 7 (0.13%) CISM
15 7 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
16 6 (0.11%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (3.07%) QA
2 28 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 26 (0.47%) GDPR
4 21 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.32%) SLA
6 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.18%) NIST
6 10 (0.18%) PSD2
7 8 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.072%) NCSC
9 3 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.054%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.036%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.036%) OASIS TOSCA
10 2 (0.036%) PMO
10 2 (0.036%) WCAG
11 1 (0.018%) FATCA
System Software
1 153 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 113 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (0.69%) HDFS
5 33 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
6 30 (0.54%) LXC
7 27 (0.49%) KVM
8 20 (0.36%) NFS
9 18 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 17 (0.31%) etcd
11 15 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 14 (0.25%) Ceph
12 14 (0.25%) flannel
12 14 (0.25%) Gluster
12 14 (0.25%) SkyDNS
13 13 (0.23%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.20%) GlusterFS
14 11 (0.20%) vSphere
15 9 (0.16%) OpenAM
16 8 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3,104 (55.98%) Kubernetes
2 1,545 (27.86%) Ansible
3 1,437 (25.92%) Terraform
4 850 (15.33%) Puppet
5 553 (9.97%) Opscode Chef
6 189 (3.41%) Packer
7 184 (3.32%) Prometheus
8 173 (3.12%) Grafana
9 120 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
10 108 (1.95%) Consul
11 103 (1.86%) Kibana
12 78 (1.41%) Mesos
13 64 (1.15%) Rancher
14 63 (1.14%) HAProxy
15 62 (1.12%) logstash
16 60 (1.08%) Nagios
17 46 (0.83%) Graphite
18 45 (0.81%) Marathon
19 41 (0.74%) Salt
20 40 (0.72%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 428 (7.72%) Google
2 325 (5.86%) Red Hat
3 307 (5.54%) Microsoft
4 296 (5.34%) Oracle
5 205 (3.70%) VMware
6 192 (3.46%) Atlassian
7 162 (2.92%) Splunk
8 74 (1.33%) New Relic
9 63 (1.14%) Cloudera
10 58 (1.05%) Black Duck
11 57 (1.03%) SAP
12 53 (0.96%) Hortonworks
13 51 (0.92%) Cisco
14 48 (0.87%) IBM
15 44 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
15 44 (0.79%) SaltStack
16 41 (0.74%) MuleSoft
17 39 (0.70%) ServiceNow
18 37 (0.67%) Databricks
18 37 (0.67%) Zend