Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 586 604
Rank change year-on-year +24 +18 +67
Contract jobs citing Packer 117 63 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.21% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.55% 1.04% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 43 59
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -7.22% +61.67%
10th Percentile £403 £388 £386
90th Percentile £638 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +14.29%
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 7,543 6,041 6,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.50% 11.27% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,569 3,759 3,710
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £225
90th Percentile £588 £580 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 213 202
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.19 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.09% -25.13% +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.04 £10.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.60 £55.23
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.87
% change year-on-year - -16.13% +8.31%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +37 68 £459 +6.07% 6
North West +8 35 £463 +6.94% 3
South East +11 29 £550 +12.82% 8
Yorkshire +7 24 £500 +19.05% 3
North East +11 13 £475 +16.92%
Scotland -14 11 £438 -0.85% 1
Midlands -23 3 £550 +15.79% 6
South West -31 3 £493 -21.20% 3
East of England -10 2 £465 -7.00% 2
West Midlands -27 2 £550 - 6
East Midlands +7 1 £425 -10.53%
Wales - 1 £450 - 2
Packer
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 101 (86.32%) Puppet
1 101 (86.32%) Terraform
2 88 (75.21%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (75.21%) DevOps
2 88 (75.21%) Linux
3 87 (74.36%) Jenkins
4 69 (58.97%) Ansible
5 66 (56.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (55.56%) Docker
7 59 (50.43%) Python
8 58 (49.57%) CentOS
9 52 (44.44%) Kubernetes
10 51 (43.59%) Amazon EC2
10 51 (43.59%) Windows
11 45 (38.46%) Amazon ELB
12 44 (37.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 42 (35.90%) Elastic Stack
13 42 (35.90%) MySQL
14 41 (35.04%) Grafana
14 41 (35.04%) GitLab
15 39 (33.33%) MongoDB
15 39 (33.33%) Route 53
15 39 (33.33%) Amazon S3
16 38 (32.48%) Microservices
16 38 (32.48%) Prometheus
17 37 (31.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
18 36 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
19 35 (29.91%) HTTP
20 33 (28.21%) SonarQube
20 33 (28.21%) Rancher

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 9 (7.69%) Confluence
2 8 (6.84%) nginx
3 4 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (1.71%) Apache
5 2 (1.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 88 (75.21%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (43.59%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (38.46%) Amazon ELB
4 44 (37.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 39 (33.33%) Amazon S3
5 39 (33.33%) Route 53
6 18 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (7.69%) Datadog
9 8 (6.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (6.84%) Slack
10 7 (5.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (5.13%) Serverless
12 5 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (2.56%) GitHub
13 3 (2.56%) SaaS
14 2 (1.71%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (1.71%) Trello
15 1 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.91%) HTTP
2 7 (5.98%) Firewall
3 6 (5.13%) NetScaler
4 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.42%) DNS
6 3 (2.56%) Internet
6 3 (2.56%) VPN
7 2 (1.71%) Network Security
7 2 (1.71%) SSL
8 1 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.90%) MySQL
2 39 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 36 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.27%) Redis
7 4 (3.42%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 87 (74.36%) Jenkins
2 41 (35.04%) GitLab
3 33 (28.21%) SonarQube
4 27 (23.08%) Vagrant
5 25 (21.37%) Git (software)
6 14 (11.97%) TeamCity
7 9 (7.69%) Artifactory
7 9 (7.69%) JIRA
8 8 (6.84%) Maven
9 7 (5.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (5.13%) Selenium
11 5 (4.27%) Bitbucket
11 5 (4.27%) GoCD
11 5 (4.27%) Travis CI
12 4 (3.42%) Gatling
12 4 (3.42%) Gradle
12 4 (3.42%) JUnit
12 4 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (3.42%) Spock
12 4 (3.42%) Subversion
General
1 5 (4.27%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Retail Banking
3 3 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Retail
4 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (58.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (23.93%) AWS Engineer
3 19 (16.24%) AWS DevOps
4 18 (15.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Platform Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Senior DevOps
6 8 (6.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.27%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.27%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.42%) Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Java Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (2.56%) Automation Specialist
10 3 (2.56%) DevOps Consultant
11 2 (1.71%) Junior DevOps
11 2 (1.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 2 (1.71%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (35.90%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (8.55%) Node.js
3 9 (7.69%) Web Services
4 6 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.27%) .NET
5 5 (4.27%) Spring
6 4 (3.42%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.56%) JSP
8 2 (1.71%) Sensu
8 2 (1.71%) Struts
9 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.85%) CSS
9 1 (0.85%) HTML
9 1 (0.85%) JSON
9 1 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.13%) CMDB
4 5 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (75.21%) Linux
2 66 (56.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 58 (49.57%) CentOS
4 51 (43.59%) Windows
5 18 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.13%) Unix
6 6 (5.13%) VMS
7 4 (3.42%) DC/OS
7 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.71%) Debian
9 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (75.21%) DevOps
2 38 (32.48%) Microservices
3 37 (31.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 32 (27.35%) Configuration Management
5 23 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 12 (10.26%) Open Source
9 11 (9.40%) BDD
9 11 (9.40%) High Availability
10 9 (7.69%) Migration
11 8 (6.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (6.84%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (6.84%) Security Hardening
11 8 (6.84%) Technical Leadership
12 7 (5.98%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.13%) Analytics
14 5 (4.27%) Data Protection
14 5 (4.27%) SDLC
14 5 (4.27%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 59 (50.43%) Python
2 26 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 25 (21.37%) Java
4 20 (17.09%) Bash Shell
5 11 (9.40%) Ruby
6 10 (8.55%) Shell Script
7 9 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.69%) SQL
8 5 (4.27%) Java 8
9 3 (2.56%) C#
9 3 (2.56%) Perl
10 2 (1.71%) C
10 2 (1.71%) C++
11 1 (0.85%) Go
11 1 (0.85%) Korn
11 1 (0.85%) PHP
11 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (11.97%) SC Cleared
1 14 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 65 (55.56%) Docker
2 15 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.55%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (5.13%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.27%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.27%) VirtualBox
6 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.71%) Varnish
8 1 (0.85%) KVM
8 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 101 (86.32%) Puppet
1 101 (86.32%) Terraform
2 69 (58.97%) Ansible
3 52 (44.44%) Kubernetes
4 41 (35.04%) Grafana
5 38 (32.48%) Prometheus
6 33 (28.21%) Rancher
7 24 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (4.27%) Consul
9 4 (3.42%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (3.42%) Nagios
9 4 (3.42%) Salt
9 4 (3.42%) SCCM
10 3 (2.56%) Graphite
10 3 (2.56%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.85%) Icinga
11 1 (0.85%) SCOM
11 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 32 (27.35%) Black Duck
2 22 (18.80%) VMware
3 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
4 14 (11.97%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.55%) Citrix
5 10 (8.55%) Splunk
6 9 (7.69%) New Relic
7 8 (6.84%) Google
8 6 (5.13%) CA
8 6 (5.13%) Cisco
8 6 (5.13%) ServiceNow
9 5 (4.27%) McAfee
10 4 (3.42%) Oracle
11 3 (2.56%) MKS
12 2 (1.71%) Meraki
13 1 (0.85%) Dynatrace