back to article Er, what sort of Docker experience were you expecting?

Docker has cited an explosion in job postings looking for Docker experience as a reason for techies to get hands-on with its containerization platform. In a blog post, the containerization vendor’s Mano Marks cited a chart from job-listings site Indeed that shows a sharp increase in Docker-focused job postings worldwide. …

  1. Ashley_Pomeroy

    "Were some super prescient companies recruiting people with Docker skills five years before the platform hit the market?"

    It makes a change from the typical rubbish where a job advert asks for five years of experience with a technology that was only launched eighteen months ago!

    Now they're asking for five years of experience in a product that isn't going to launched for another three years...

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge


    what are the absolute numbers?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      "Percentage growth" is not meaningful without a reference time. Is it the number of jobs advertised on one particular day, or averaged over a week or a month? Then is the percentage increase compared to the previous day, the previous month, the previous year?

      How long do they have to maintain the graph at "70,000% growth" before it compounds, i.e. the number of jobs has increased 700 times and then 700 times again? (That would be 49,000,000% growth compared to the starting time)

      Also, the graph suggests that the number of jobs advertised never went down, not even once. This seems pretty unlikely.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Units

        This is meaningless. For instance I picked another commonly used application delivery technology - SCCM - and guess what - way higher historical "growth" percentages:

  3. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "less than 3,000 per cent back in January 2008"

    Last time I looked zero was indeed less than 3,000.

  4. Pig Dog Bay

    What Tis It?

    What is this Docker that you speak about? And this Devops malarky!

    It's like Al Qeida or ISIS just popping up from nowhere.

  5. Triboolean

    Another kind of docker, if you search for

    docker clothing

    so could have been IT (or other) jobs for those guys

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