Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Packer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Packer over the 6 months to 25 May 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.

Hashicorp Packer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 499 532 595
Rank change year-on-year +33 +63 +10
Contract jobs citing Packer 126 115 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.26% 0.22% 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.88% 1.70% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 71 17
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.24% +15.29% -
10th Percentile £420 £358 £400
90th Percentile £700 £638 £503
UK median daily rate £565 £525 £506
% change year-on-year +7.62% +3.70% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Packer is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,707 6,754 4,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.68% 12.64% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,182 4,089 3,076
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +7.89%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £556
UK median daily rate £500 £478 £450
% change year-on-year +4.58% +6.25% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 213 171
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% -18.93% -6.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.95 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.59% -20.65% +2.22%

Packer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Packer as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Packer in the UK excluding London

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Packer in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Packer in the UK excluding London

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Packer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Packer in the UK excluding London

Packer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Packer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
North of England +58 78 £564 +36.67% 4
North West +40 38 £608 +1.25%
Yorkshire +38 29 £550 +15.79% 4
South East -5 25 £550 +10.00%
Midlands +17 13 £525 +6.33%
North East -1 11 £470 +28.77%
West Midlands +5 7 £538 +4.88%
East Midlands +27 6 £525 +10.53%
Scotland +18 5 £675 +68.75% 3
South West -38 4 £550 +11.68% 1
Wales - 1 £625 - 2
Packer
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Packer 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Packer.

1 122 (96.83%) Terraform
2 111 (88.10%) DevOps
3 97 (76.98%) Linux
4 88 (69.84%) Jenkins
5 76 (60.32%) Docker
6 69 (54.76%) Puppet
7 64 (50.79%) Python
8 62 (49.21%) Amazon AWS
9 55 (43.65%) Kubernetes
10 54 (42.86%) Ansible
11 48 (38.10%) Bash Shell
11 48 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 47 (37.30%) Elastic Stack
13 45 (35.71%) CentOS
13 45 (35.71%) Git (software)
14 31 (24.60%) SonarQube
14 31 (24.60%) Grafana
15 30 (23.81%) GitLab
16 29 (23.02%) Amazon EC2
16 29 (23.02%) Amazon S3
16 29 (23.02%) Prometheus
17 28 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 28 (22.22%) Windows
18 27 (21.43%) Microservices
19 26 (20.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
19 26 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
19 26 (20.63%) Amazon ELB
19 26 (20.63%) HTTP
20 25 (19.84%) Route 53
20 25 (19.84%) MongoDB

Packer
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 14 (11.11%) Confluence
2 7 (5.56%) nginx
3 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.38%) Apache
6 2 (1.59%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 62 (49.21%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (23.02%) Amazon EC2
2 29 (23.02%) Amazon S3
3 28 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 26 (20.63%) Amazon ELB
5 25 (19.84%) Route 53
6 20 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (10.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (8.73%) Serverless
10 10 (7.94%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (4.76%) OpenShift
12 5 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (3.97%) Datadog
12 5 (3.97%) Slack
13 4 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (3.17%) PaaS
14 3 (2.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.63%) HTTP
2 6 (4.76%) VPN
3 5 (3.97%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.17%) Firewall
5 3 (2.38%) DHCP
5 3 (2.38%) DNS
5 3 (2.38%) IPsec
6 2 (1.59%) FTP
6 2 (1.59%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.59%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.59%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.79%) DMZ
7 1 (0.79%) Network Security
7 1 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.84%) MongoDB
2 23 (18.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 22 (17.46%) MySQL
4 16 (12.70%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (9.52%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.56%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.38%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.59%) DB2
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.79%) Big Data
10 1 (0.79%) Impala
Development Applications
1 88 (69.84%) Jenkins
2 45 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 31 (24.60%) SonarQube
4 30 (23.81%) GitLab
5 18 (14.29%) Vagrant
6 16 (12.70%) JIRA
7 6 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (4.76%) RSpec
8 5 (3.97%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.38%) Gatling
9 3 (2.38%) Gradle
9 3 (2.38%) JUnit
9 3 (2.38%) Maven
9 3 (2.38%) Selenium
9 3 (2.38%) Spock
10 2 (1.59%) GoCD
10 2 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.79%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.79%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Electronics
2 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.17%) Marketing
2 4 (3.17%) Retail
2 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (68.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (30.95%) AWS DevOps
3 37 (29.37%) AWS Engineer
4 32 (25.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (7.14%) Consultant
7 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
9 6 (4.76%) Junior
9 6 (4.76%) Junior DevOps
10 5 (3.97%) AWS Consultant
10 5 (3.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.97%) Junior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (3.97%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.30%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (5.56%) Node.js
3 6 (4.76%) LDAP
4 5 (3.97%) RESTful
5 4 (3.17%) Kafka
6 3 (2.38%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (2.38%) Spring
7 2 (1.59%) .NET
7 2 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.59%) JSON
7 2 (1.59%) Sensu
7 2 (1.59%) Web Services
8 1 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.79%) Middleware
8 1 (0.79%) ModSecurity
8 1 (0.79%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.97%) CMDB
3 2 (1.59%) Clustering
3 2 (1.59%) Fintech
3 2 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.59%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.79%) PKI
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (76.98%) Linux
2 48 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 45 (35.71%) CentOS
4 28 (22.22%) Windows
5 18 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.38%) Solaris
7 3 (2.38%) Unix
8 2 (1.59%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.59%) VMS
9 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (88.10%) DevOps
2 27 (21.43%) Microservices
3 26 (20.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.87%) Configuration Management
6 17 (13.49%) Infrastructure as Code
6 17 (13.49%) Test Automation
7 12 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.94%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (6.35%) Migration
9 8 (6.35%) Service Management
10 7 (5.56%) BDD
11 6 (4.76%) Analytics
11 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (4.76%) Open Source
11 6 (4.76%) Scrum
12 5 (3.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 5 (3.97%) Task Automation
12 5 (3.97%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 64 (50.79%) Python
2 48 (38.10%) Bash Shell
3 15 (11.90%) Java
4 10 (7.94%) Ruby
4 10 (7.94%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.56%) Groovy
7 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.17%) SQL
9 3 (2.38%) Java 8
10 2 (1.59%) PHP
11 1 (0.79%) C
11 1 (0.79%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.97%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 76 (60.32%) Docker
2 12 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.97%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.17%) VirtualBox
5 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.17%) vSphere
6 2 (1.59%) LXC
7 1 (0.79%) Snort
7 1 (0.79%) Squid
Systems Management
1 122 (96.83%) Terraform
2 69 (54.76%) Puppet
3 55 (43.65%) Kubernetes
4 54 (42.86%) Ansible
5 31 (24.60%) Grafana
6 29 (23.02%) Prometheus
7 26 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (11.90%) Consul
9 13 (10.32%) Rancher
10 10 (7.94%) SCCM
11 4 (3.17%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (3.17%) Nagios
12 3 (2.38%) HAProxy
13 2 (1.59%) Rundeck
13 2 (1.59%) Salt
13 2 (1.59%) vCenter Server
13 2 (1.59%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.79%) Kibana
14 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) Citrix
2 16 (12.70%) Black Duck
3 14 (11.11%) VMware
4 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 10 (7.94%) Google
5 10 (7.94%) Splunk
6 8 (6.35%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.76%) Cisco
8 5 (3.97%) CA
8 5 (3.97%) New Relic
8 5 (3.97%) ServiceNow
9 4 (3.17%) McAfee
9 4 (3.17%) SAP
10 3 (2.38%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.59%) Hortonworks
11 2 (1.59%) Oracle
12 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.79%) Dynatrace