Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 36 49
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +40
Contract jobs citing Docker 3,254 5,753 4,404
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.26% 5.97% 4.33%
As % of the System Software category 34.15% 38.76% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,426 4,292 3,311
Median daily rate £539 £530 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.70% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £403 £400 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -3.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% -3.74%

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 9,528 14,844 13,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.41% 15.40% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,110 9,813 8,607
Median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £172
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 705 700
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +1.30% -1.28%
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.82 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.34 £47.50 £45.14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.32 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.00% +2.10% -1.64%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 0 3,077 £550 +2.33% 1,310
London 0 1,879 £550 - 671
UK excluding London -8 1,300 £500 - 709
North of England +7 416 £500 - 195
South East -15 289 £500 - 182
North West +11 231 £525 -4.55% 107
South West -6 226 £525 +5.00% 81
Midlands -16 164 £463 -3.65% 85
Work from Home +7 142 £525 +3.96% 113
Yorkshire -8 107 £500 +11.17% 62
West Midlands -18 99 £494 +3.95% 60
East of England +11 85 £500 -1.48% 94
North East +10 77 £430 -13.91% 26
Scotland -19 70 £450 -7.69% 41
East Midlands -14 61 £425 -12.82% 25
Wales -4 56 £475 -9.52% 28
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 1,946 (59.80%) Kubernetes
2 1,714 (52.67%) DevOps
3 1,470 (45.18%) AWS
4 1,390 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
5 1,181 (36.29%) Java
6 1,104 (33.93%) Python
7 1,002 (30.79%) Terraform
8 1,000 (30.73%) Microservices
9 968 (29.75%) Azure
10 948 (29.13%) Jenkins
11 890 (27.35%) Linux
12 813 (24.98%) Ansible
13 729 (22.40%) Git (software)
14 580 (17.82%) JavaScript
15 524 (16.10%) Node.js
16 489 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
17 484 (14.87%) Finance
18 476 (14.63%) Security Cleared
19 454 (13.95%) GCP
20 451 (13.86%) Scrum
20 451 (13.86%) SQL
21 432 (13.28%) Spring
22 419 (12.88%) TDD
23 413 (12.69%) Test Automation
24 411 (12.63%) Puppet
25 409 (12.57%) REST
26 408 (12.54%) Software Engineering
27 387 (11.89%) Web Services
28 384 (11.80%) C#
29 375 (11.52%) React

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
1 221 (6.79%) Elasticsearch
2 207 (6.36%) Confluence
3 111 (3.41%) Apache Spark
4 100 (3.07%) Apache
5 92 (2.83%) nginx
6 57 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 37 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 31 (0.95%) IIS
8 31 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 24 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
10 22 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
11 21 (0.65%) Camunda
12 18 (0.55%) SAS
13 16 (0.49%) JBoss
13 16 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.37%) CMS
15 9 (0.28%) Drupal
15 9 (0.28%) Red Hat Fuse
16 7 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.18%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (0.092%) GIMP
1 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.092%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.061%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.061%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.061%) Sketch
3 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.031%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.12%) Magento
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.092%) Eikon
5 3 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.061%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.031%) Actimize
7 1 (0.031%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.031%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.031%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.031%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.031%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,470 (45.18%) AWS
2 968 (29.75%) Azure
3 454 (13.95%) GCP
4 338 (10.39%) Serverless
5 326 (10.02%) OpenShift
6 268 (8.24%) Amazon EC2
7 253 (7.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 239 (7.34%) AWS Lambda
9 233 (7.16%) GitHub
10 211 (6.48%) Amazon S3
11 178 (5.47%) Amazon ECS
12 142 (4.36%) SaaS
13 111 (3.41%) PaaS
14 104 (3.20%) Amazon SQS
15 78 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 72 (2.21%) IaaS
17 67 (2.06%) Amazon EKS
18 63 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 52 (1.60%) npm
20 51 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.27%) HTTP
2 64 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.84%) DNS
3 60 (1.84%) Firewall
4 53 (1.63%) VPN
5 52 (1.60%) SSL
6 20 (0.61%) Kerberos
7 16 (0.49%) DHCP
8 15 (0.46%) FTP
9 14 (0.43%) Internet
10 13 (0.40%) DSL
10 13 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 13 (0.40%) Junos
10 13 (0.40%) Network Security
10 13 (0.40%) SSH
11 12 (0.37%) VXLAN
12 10 (0.31%) WAN
13 8 (0.25%) LAN
13 8 (0.25%) Wireshark
14 7 (0.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (9.56%) MySQL
2 239 (7.34%) NoSQL
3 234 (7.19%) MongoDB
4 227 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
5 212 (6.52%) Big Data
6 196 (6.02%) SQL Server
7 150 (4.61%) Amazon RDS
8 123 (3.78%) Relational Database
9 106 (3.26%) Hadoop
10 103 (3.17%) Amazon Redshift
11 100 (3.07%) Redis
12 72 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 66 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
14 39 (1.20%) RDBMS
15 36 (1.11%) MariaDB
16 31 (0.95%) Apache Hive
16 31 (0.95%) BigQuery
16 31 (0.95%) Data Lake
17 29 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
18 28 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 948 (29.13%) Jenkins
2 729 (22.40%) Git (software)
3 295 (9.07%) JIRA
4 245 (7.53%) GitLab
5 212 (6.52%) Maven
6 147 (4.52%) Selenium
7 146 (4.49%) Artifactory
8 144 (4.43%) JUnit
9 141 (4.33%) Bitbucket
10 139 (4.27%) Cucumber
11 127 (3.90%) Gradle
12 95 (2.92%) Mockito
13 87 (2.67%) SonarQube
14 84 (2.58%) webpack
15 80 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 77 (2.37%) CircleCI
17 75 (2.30%) TeamCity
18 73 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
19 61 (1.87%) gulp
20 56 (1.72%) Jasmine
General
1 484 (14.87%) Finance
2 236 (7.25%) Public Sector
3 190 (5.84%) Banking
4 138 (4.24%) Front Office
5 64 (1.97%) Retail
6 55 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 40 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 30 (0.92%) Marketing
9 23 (0.71%) Publishing
10 21 (0.65%) Games
11 17 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.43%) Law
12 14 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.40%) Electronics
14 7 (0.22%) Advertising
14 7 (0.22%) Legal
15 6 (0.18%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.18%) Automotive
15 6 (0.18%) Back Office
16 5 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,304 (40.07%) Developer
2 873 (26.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 472 (14.51%) Java Developer
4 291 (8.94%) AWS Engineer
5 229 (7.04%) AWS DevOps
6 189 (5.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 183 (5.62%) Senior Developer
8 150 (4.61%) Architect
9 146 (4.49%) React Developer
10 143 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
11 132 (4.06%) AWS Developer
12 129 (3.96%) Python Developer
13 128 (3.93%) Senior DevOps
14 125 (3.84%) Software Engineer
15 120 (3.69%) Full Stack Developer
16 117 (3.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 114 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
18 110 (3.38%) Python Engineer
19 100 (3.07%) Data Engineer
19 100 (3.07%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (16.10%) Node.js
2 432 (13.28%) Spring
3 409 (12.57%) REST
4 387 (11.89%) Web Services
5 375 (11.52%) React
6 366 (11.25%) Spring Boot
7 334 (10.26%) Kafka
8 319 (9.80%) .NET
9 317 (9.74%) AngularJS
10 247 (7.59%) HTML
11 234 (7.19%) CSS
12 188 (5.78%) RESTful
13 165 (5.07%) Redux
14 144 (4.43%) Elastic Stack
15 139 (4.27%) JSON
16 135 (4.15%) SOAP
17 130 (4.00%) .NET Core
18 125 (3.84%) GraphQL
19 113 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
20 99 (3.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 261 (8.02%) Greenfield Project
2 129 (3.96%) Public Cloud
3 116 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (3.04%) Cloud Native
5 98 (3.01%) User Experience
6 96 (2.95%) Data Centre
6 96 (2.95%) Fixed Income
7 83 (2.55%) Derivative
8 78 (2.40%) Equities
8 78 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
9 64 (1.97%) Algorithms
10 63 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 51 (1.57%) PKI
12 45 (1.38%) Mobile App
13 42 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
14 41 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 38 (1.17%) Blog
15 38 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
16 33 (1.01%) Hedge funds
17 31 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 890 (27.35%) Linux
2 255 (7.84%) Windows
3 198 (6.08%) Unix
4 128 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 82 (2.52%) Windows Server
6 66 (2.03%) Ubuntu
7 62 (1.91%) CentOS
8 44 (1.35%) Android
9 30 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 28 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 22 (0.68%) Solaris
12 17 (0.52%) CoreOS
13 13 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.28%) Debian
16 7 (0.22%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
17 6 (0.18%) VMS
17 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,714 (52.67%) DevOps
2 1,390 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
3 1,000 (30.73%) Microservices
4 489 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
5 451 (13.86%) Scrum
6 419 (12.88%) TDD
7 413 (12.69%) Test Automation
8 408 (12.54%) Software Engineering
9 327 (10.05%) Infrastructure as Code
10 291 (8.94%) Open Source
11 286 (8.79%) Configuration Management
12 247 (7.59%) BDD
13 228 (7.01%) Migration
14 207 (6.36%) Kanban
15 199 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
16 169 (5.19%) Pair Programming
17 161 (4.95%) Mentoring
18 142 (4.36%) Analytics
19 140 (4.30%) Problem-Solving
20 134 (4.12%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,181 (36.29%) Java
2 1,104 (33.93%) Python
3 580 (17.82%) JavaScript
4 451 (13.86%) SQL
5 384 (11.80%) C#
6 321 (9.86%) Bash Shell
7 298 (9.16%) Java 8
8 224 (6.88%) PowerShell
9 217 (6.67%) TypeScript
10 208 (6.39%) Ruby
11 180 (5.53%) Go
12 125 (3.84%) PHP
13 111 (3.41%) Scala
14 95 (2.92%) R
15 92 (2.83%) Perl
16 88 (2.70%) Shell Script
17 76 (2.34%) Groovy
18 75 (2.30%) C++
19 73 (2.24%) ES6
20 49 (1.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 476 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 364 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 109 (3.35%) Degree
4 81 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 33 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (0.86%) AWS Certification
7 22 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (0.55%) CCA
10 16 (0.49%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.40%) MCSA
12 10 (0.31%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.28%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.22%) MCSE
14 7 (0.22%) SANS
15 6 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.18%) CISSP
15 6 (0.18%) RHCE
16 5 (0.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.84%) QA
2 15 (0.46%) SLA
3 8 (0.25%) WCAG
4 7 (0.22%) NCSC
5 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.12%) GDPR
6 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.092%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.092%) NIST
8 2 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.061%) HL7
8 2 (0.061%) PMO
9 1 (0.031%) COBIT
9 1 (0.031%) DICOM
9 1 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 64 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.58%) LXC
6 15 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (0.46%) vSphere
7 11 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.34%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.28%) NFS
10 8 (0.25%) KVM
11 7 (0.22%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.15%) HDFS
13 4 (0.12%) Gluster
13 4 (0.12%) GlusterFS
14 3 (0.092%) iptables
14 3 (0.092%) Samba
14 3 (0.092%) Varnish
14 3 (0.092%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,946 (59.80%) Kubernetes
2 1,002 (30.79%) Terraform
3 813 (24.98%) Ansible
4 411 (12.63%) Puppet
5 262 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
6 110 (3.38%) Packer
7 91 (2.80%) Prometheus
8 85 (2.61%) Docker Swarm
9 73 (2.24%) Grafana
10 62 (1.91%) Kibana
11 61 (1.87%) Rancher
12 47 (1.44%) Istio
13 38 (1.17%) Salt
14 33 (1.01%) Consul
15 28 (0.86%) Nagios
16 24 (0.74%) logstash
17 16 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 16 (0.49%) Mesos
17 16 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 14 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 231 (7.10%) Google
2 229 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 126 (3.87%) Red Hat
3 126 (3.87%) VMware
4 123 (3.78%) Oracle
5 69 (2.12%) Cloudera
6 67 (2.06%) Splunk
7 60 (1.84%) Atlassian
7 60 (1.84%) Hortonworks
8 48 (1.48%) New Relic
9 30 (0.92%) IBM
10 26 (0.80%) Databricks
11 25 (0.77%) SAP
12 18 (0.55%) Juniper
12 18 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.49%) Tableau
14 14 (0.43%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.40%) AppDynamics
15 13 (0.40%) Cisco
16 12 (0.37%) BEA