Period
to 31 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 31 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 65 53
Rank change year-on-year -20 -12 +14
Contract jobs citing Docker 70 49 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.39% 3.01% 3.63%
As % of the System Software category 19.18% 19.29% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 107
10th Percentile £357 £325 £370
25th Percentile £424 £406 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £435 £488
Median % change year-on-year +20.69% -10.77% -6.02%
75th Percentile £549 £482 £531
90th Percentile £605 £566 £575
England median daily rate £540 £538 £540
% change year-on-year +0.47% -0.46% +2.86%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 365 254 621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.47% 15.60% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 154 403
10th Percentile £134 £156 £175
25th Percentile £275 £319 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £395 £432 £425
Median % change year-on-year -8.56% +1.65% -
75th Percentile £500 £524 £500
90th Percentile £568 £588 £570
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 26
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.43 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £12.69 £13.06
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £15.25
Median % change year-on-year -14.71% +11.48% +5.17%
75th Percentile £16.50 £19.44 £18.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £34.88 £19.50
England median hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.57% +6.06% +2.20%

Docker
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Docker as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Docker in the West Midlands

Docker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Docker in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Docker in the West Midlands

Docker
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Docker in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Docker in the West Midlands

Docker
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Docker within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 31 July 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
Shropshire -19 27 £535 +23.84% 6
Birmingham -8 20 £525 +27.27% 63
Coventry -3 8 - - 8
Warwickshire -20 2 - - 11
Solihull - 2 £475 - 5
Worcestershire -8 1 £500 +21.21% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £545 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Docker
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Docker.

1 54 (77.14%) Kubernetes
2 52 (74.29%) DevOps
3 37 (52.86%) Terraform
3 37 (52.86%) Azure
4 36 (51.43%) AWS
5 29 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (37.14%) Linux
7 25 (35.71%) Social Skills
8 19 (27.14%) Python
9 18 (25.71%) Jenkins
10 17 (24.29%) JIRA
11 16 (22.86%) Java
11 16 (22.86%) Packer
12 15 (21.43%) Elastic Stack
12 15 (21.43%) Ansible
12 15 (21.43%) Rancher
13 14 (20.00%) Prometheus
13 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure as Code
15 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (17.14%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (17.14%) Problem Management
15 12 (17.14%) Configuration Management
15 12 (17.14%) Grafana
16 11 (15.71%) GitLab
16 11 (15.71%) Unix
16 11 (15.71%) Amazon EKS
16 11 (15.71%) Amazon ECS
17 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
17 10 (14.29%) .NET

Docker
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (11.43%) Confluence
2 6 (8.57%) Apache
2 6 (8.57%) SAS
3 4 (5.71%) Mule
4 3 (4.29%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.29%) Documentum
4 3 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.29%) JBoss
4 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.86%) IIS
5 2 (2.86%) nginx
6 1 (1.43%) CMS
6 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Figma
Business Applications
1 8 (11.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 37 (52.86%) Azure
2 36 (51.43%) AWS
3 11 (15.71%) Amazon ECS
3 11 (15.71%) Amazon EKS
4 10 (14.29%) GCP
5 8 (11.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (5.71%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (4.29%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (4.29%) GitHub
7 3 (4.29%) IaaS
7 3 (4.29%) OpenShift
7 3 (4.29%) PaaS
7 3 (4.29%) Route 53
8 2 (2.86%) SaaS
9 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.43%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (1.43%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) DMZ
1 3 (4.29%) DNS
1 3 (4.29%) Firewall
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
2 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) MySQL
3 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.43%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 17 (24.29%) JIRA
3 11 (15.71%) GitLab
4 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.14%) Selenium
6 4 (5.71%) CircleCI
6 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.71%) eggPlant
6 4 (5.71%) JMeter
7 3 (4.29%) Maven
8 2 (2.86%) Gradle
9 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.43%) Cypress.io
9 1 (1.43%) GoCD
9 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.43%) Subversion
9 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (35.71%) Social Skills
2 9 (12.86%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Billing
4 2 (2.86%) Finance
4 2 (2.86%) Games
4 2 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (25.71%) Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Platform Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (4.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Backend Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (4.29%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.29%) React Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (14.29%) .NET
2 10 (14.29%) REST
3 9 (12.86%) XML
4 8 (11.43%) HTML
4 8 (11.43%) JSON
5 7 (10.00%) CSS
6 6 (8.57%) .NET Core
6 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
6 6 (8.57%) Node.js
6 6 (8.57%) React
7 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 4 (5.71%) RESTful
7 4 (5.71%) Spring
7 4 (5.71%) Vue.js
7 4 (5.71%) Web Services
8 3 (4.29%) Django
8 3 (4.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.71%) PKI
4 3 (4.29%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.29%) User Experience
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Online Games
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (37.14%) Linux
2 11 (15.71%) Unix
3 4 (5.71%) CentOS
4 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (74.29%) DevOps
2 29 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure as Code
4 12 (17.14%) Configuration Management
4 12 (17.14%) Problem Management
4 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 9 (12.86%) Microservices
6 9 (12.86%) TDD
7 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
7 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.00%) BDD
9 5 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (7.14%) Commercial Awareness
9 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 5 (7.14%) MVC
9 5 (7.14%) Scrum
9 5 (7.14%) Tech Ops
9 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) Python
2 16 (22.86%) Java
3 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.86%) Bash Shell
4 9 (12.86%) SQL
5 8 (11.43%) C#
6 5 (7.14%) Ruby
7 4 (5.71%) Perl
8 3 (4.29%) Java 8
8 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.29%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.43%) AWK
9 1 (1.43%) ES6
9 1 (1.43%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.43%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) MCSE
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 54 (77.14%) Kubernetes
2 37 (52.86%) Terraform
3 16 (22.86%) Packer
4 15 (21.43%) Ansible
4 15 (21.43%) Rancher
5 14 (20.00%) Prometheus
6 12 (17.14%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (17.14%) Grafana
7 7 (10.00%) Consul
7 7 (10.00%) Puppet
8 4 (5.71%) Rundeck
9 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.43%) Kiali
10 1 (1.43%) Kibana
10 1 (1.43%) logstash
10 1 (1.43%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Red Hat
2 8 (11.43%) Atlassian
3 7 (10.00%) Splunk
4 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.14%) Google
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (2.86%) BMC
6 2 (2.86%) OpenText
6 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.43%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.43%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.43%) Pega
7 1 (1.43%) SAP