Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 492 555 598
Rank change year-on-year +63 +43 +4
Contract jobs citing Packer 110 123 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.24% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.68% 1.65% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 87 39
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £463 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +6.94% -10.82%
10th Percentile £450 £369 £373
90th Percentile £675 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £563 £530 £500
% change year-on-year +6.13% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 6,548 7,463 6,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.31% 13.42% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,173 4,564 3,736
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £228
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 301 233
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -36.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £43.60
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.40% - -22.22%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +9 51 £563 +25.00% 8
North West +29 33 £563 +21.62% 5
Midlands +58 20 £581 +19.13% 9
Scotland +24 14 £575 +31.43% 2
South East +32 13 £550 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +16 11 £350 -26.32%
West Midlands +50 10 £600 +9.09% 9
East Midlands +32 10 £450 +5.88%
East of England +44 8 £631 +35.75% 1
North East +7 7 £600 +55.84% 3
South West -7 4 £525 +6.60% 5
Wales +26 1 - -
Packer
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 102 (92.73%) DevOps
2 94 (85.45%) Terraform
3 78 (70.91%) AWS
4 77 (70.00%) Linux
5 72 (65.45%) Puppet
6 71 (64.55%) Jenkins
7 66 (60.00%) Ansible
8 55 (50.00%) Docker
9 52 (47.27%) Python
10 51 (46.36%) Bash Shell
11 38 (34.55%) Git (software)
12 36 (32.73%) CentOS
12 36 (32.73%) Infrastructure as Code
13 30 (27.27%) Kubernetes
14 29 (26.36%) Configuration Management
15 27 (24.55%) Azure
16 26 (23.64%) Java
16 26 (23.64%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (21.82%) Amazon RDS
17 24 (21.82%) Splunk
18 21 (19.09%) Ruby
18 21 (19.09%) MySQL
18 21 (19.09%) Windows
19 20 (18.18%) Software Engineering
20 19 (17.27%) Microservices
20 19 (17.27%) SonarQube
21 18 (16.36%) Mentoring
21 18 (16.36%) GitLab
21 18 (16.36%) Vagrant
21 18 (16.36%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (3.64%) Apache
1 4 (3.64%) Confluence
1 4 (3.64%) nginx
2 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 78 (70.91%) AWS
2 27 (24.55%) Azure
3 18 (16.36%) Amazon S3
4 15 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (11.82%) Serverless
6 12 (10.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (9.09%) CloudFront
9 9 (8.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (7.27%) Datadog
10 8 (7.27%) Route 53
11 6 (5.45%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (5.45%) GCP
12 5 (4.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (4.55%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (3.64%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (3.64%) AWS Step Functions
13 4 (3.64%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.82%) VPN
2 11 (10.00%) Firewall
3 4 (3.64%) DNS
3 4 (3.64%) HTTP
4 3 (2.73%) Internet
5 1 (0.91%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.82%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (19.09%) MySQL
3 14 (12.73%) Hadoop
4 13 (11.82%) Amazon Aurora
4 13 (11.82%) Big Data
4 13 (11.82%) MariaDB
5 12 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.55%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (3.64%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.73%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.91%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.91%) Impala
10 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 71 (64.55%) Jenkins
2 38 (34.55%) Git (software)
3 19 (17.27%) SonarQube
4 18 (16.36%) GitLab
4 18 (16.36%) Vagrant
5 11 (10.00%) Bitbucket
6 7 (6.36%) JIRA
7 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.82%) GoCD
8 2 (1.82%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.91%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.91%) Maven
9 1 (0.91%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.91%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 8 (7.27%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Billing
2 4 (3.64%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (60.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (31.82%) AWS Engineer
3 29 (26.36%) AWS DevOps
4 28 (25.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 18 (16.36%) Cloud Engineer
6 16 (14.55%) Platform Engineer
7 13 (11.82%) Administrator
7 13 (11.82%) DevOps Administrator
7 13 (11.82%) Lead DevOps
8 11 (10.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 9 (8.18%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (8.18%) Senior DevOps
9 9 (8.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 8 (7.27%) Consultant
11 7 (6.36%) Azure DevOps
11 7 (6.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 7 (6.36%) Cloud Administrator
11 7 (6.36%) DevOps Consultant
12 4 (3.64%) Azure Consultant
13 3 (2.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.64%) Web Services
2 13 (11.82%) LDAP
3 12 (10.91%) RESTful
4 5 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (3.64%) Lambda Expressions
5 4 (3.64%) Node.js
6 3 (2.73%) Spring
7 1 (0.91%) Jinja
7 1 (0.91%) JSON
7 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.91%) REST
7 1 (0.91%) Sensu
7 1 (0.91%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.91%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.64%) PKI
2 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (1.82%) Private Cloud
2 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (70.00%) Linux
2 36 (32.73%) CentOS
3 21 (19.09%) Windows
4 16 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.27%) Unix
6 7 (6.36%) Windows Server
7 6 (5.45%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (92.73%) DevOps
2 36 (32.73%) Infrastructure as Code
3 29 (26.36%) Configuration Management
4 20 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 19 (17.27%) Microservices
6 18 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (16.36%) Mentoring
7 14 (12.73%) Immutable Infrastructure
8 13 (11.82%) OWASP
8 13 (11.82%) Technical Leadership
9 12 (10.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 12 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (10.00%) ITSM
10 11 (10.00%) Service Management
11 10 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (8.18%) Scrum
13 6 (5.45%) Cloud Operations
13 6 (5.45%) Content Management
13 6 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 52 (47.27%) Python
2 51 (46.36%) Bash Shell
3 26 (23.64%) Java
4 21 (19.09%) Ruby
5 18 (16.36%) Shell Script
6 17 (15.45%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.55%) PHP
8 3 (2.73%) C
8 3 (2.73%) C++
8 3 (2.73%) Perl
8 3 (2.73%) SQL
9 2 (1.82%) Groovy
9 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) CCA
3 4 (3.64%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.82%) Degree
4 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.82%) NCSC
1 13 (11.82%) NIST
2 5 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (50.00%) Docker
2 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.91%) KVM
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 94 (85.45%) Terraform
2 72 (65.45%) Puppet
3 66 (60.00%) Ansible
4 30 (27.27%) Kubernetes
5 26 (23.64%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (13.64%) Consul
7 5 (4.55%) Nagios
8 4 (3.64%) Grafana
9 3 (2.73%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.73%) Rancher
9 3 (2.73%) Salt
10 1 (0.91%) Cacti
10 1 (0.91%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.91%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.91%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (21.82%) Splunk
2 15 (13.64%) Cloudera
3 7 (6.36%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.45%) Hortonworks
4 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.64%) AppDynamics
5 4 (3.64%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.64%) Ping Identity
6 3 (2.73%) Black Duck
6 3 (2.73%) New Relic
6 3 (2.73%) VMware
7 2 (1.82%) Google
8 1 (0.91%) hybris