Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 522 583 598
Rank change year-on-year +61 +15 +60
Contract jobs citing Packer 127 47 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.23% 0.090% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.78% 0.81% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 30 66
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £363 £362 £381
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +16.07%
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 7,135 5,779 6,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.09% 11.08% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,348 3,542 4,103
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +5.10% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £233
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +6.38% +9.30% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 219 216
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% -33.81% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -2.78% -22.58% +13.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +34 76 £450 +5.88% 12
North West +2 30 £463 +8.82% 7
North East - 30 £403 - 1
South East +3 20 £500 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire -4 19 £500 +19.05% 4
South West -14 11 £493 - 1
Scotland -18 9 £400 +9.59% 1
East of England +8 5 £465 - 5
Midlands -17 5 £488 - 12
West Midlands -16 4 £550 - 12
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £450 - 3
Packer
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 120 (94.49%) Terraform
2 112 (88.19%) Amazon AWS
3 111 (87.40%) Puppet
4 108 (85.04%) DevOps
5 102 (80.31%) Linux
6 98 (77.17%) Jenkins
7 81 (63.78%) Ansible
8 76 (59.84%) Docker
9 72 (56.69%) Python
10 68 (53.54%) Windows
11 65 (51.18%) Kubernetes
12 63 (49.61%) Configuration Management
13 61 (48.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 48 (37.80%) Amazon EC2
15 46 (36.22%) Elastic Stack
16 40 (31.50%) Java
17 39 (30.71%) Microsoft Azure
18 38 (29.92%) CentOS
19 37 (29.13%) Opscode Chef
20 36 (28.35%) Amazon ELB
20 36 (28.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 36 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (26.77%) PowerShell
21 34 (26.77%) GitLab
22 33 (25.98%) Grafana
23 32 (25.20%) MongoDB
23 32 (25.20%) TeamCity
23 32 (25.20%) Test Automation
24 31 (24.41%) Amazon S3
24 31 (24.41%) MySQL

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 11 (8.66%) Tomcat
2 10 (7.87%) JBoss
3 8 (6.30%) Confluence
4 6 (4.72%) nginx
5 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.57%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 112 (88.19%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (37.80%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (30.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (28.35%) Amazon ELB
4 36 (28.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 31 (24.41%) Amazon S3
6 30 (23.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 30 (23.62%) Route 53
7 18 (14.17%) Datadog
8 15 (11.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (11.02%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (11.02%) Serverless
10 6 (4.72%) AWS CodePipeline
10 6 (4.72%) Slack
11 5 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (3.15%) GitHub
13 3 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (2.36%) OpenShift
14 2 (1.57%) CloudBees
14 2 (1.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.05%) HTTP
2 8 (6.30%) Firewall
3 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.36%) DNS
4 3 (2.36%) Internet
4 3 (2.36%) VPN
5 1 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.20%) MongoDB
2 31 (24.41%) MySQL
3 29 (22.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (14.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (6.30%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (3.15%) Redis
7 3 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (77.17%) Jenkins
2 34 (26.77%) GitLab
3 32 (25.20%) TeamCity
4 27 (21.26%) SonarQube
4 27 (21.26%) Vagrant
5 20 (15.75%) Git (software)
6 11 (8.66%) Artifactory
6 11 (8.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (8.66%) Selenium
6 11 (8.66%) Travis CI
7 10 (7.87%) Ant
8 8 (6.30%) JIRA
9 6 (4.72%) GoCD
9 6 (4.72%) Maven
10 5 (3.94%) Bitbucket
10 5 (3.94%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (3.94%) Subversion
11 4 (3.15%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (2.36%) RSpec
General
1 7 (5.51%) Finance
2 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Banking
4 4 (3.15%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 92 (72.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (25.20%) AWS Engineer
3 24 (18.90%) AWS DevOps
4 23 (18.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.24%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Senior DevOps
6 10 (7.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Consultant
8 5 (3.94%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Cloud Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) DevOps Consultant
10 3 (2.36%) Developer
11 2 (1.57%) Administrator
11 2 (1.57%) Architect
11 2 (1.57%) Java Engineer
11 2 (1.57%) Junior
11 2 (1.57%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (1.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (36.22%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (12.60%) Node.js
3 11 (8.66%) JSP
4 10 (7.87%) Struts
5 9 (7.09%) Web Services
6 7 (5.51%) .NET
7 6 (4.72%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.57%) Sensu
10 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.79%) CSS
10 1 (0.79%) Django
10 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.79%) HTML
10 1 (0.79%) Middleware
10 1 (0.79%) Spring
10 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.32%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.87%) Fat Client
2 10 (7.87%) Thin Client
3 9 (7.09%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.36%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.57%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (80.31%) Linux
2 68 (53.54%) Windows
3 61 (48.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (29.92%) CentOS
5 18 (14.17%) Windows Server
6 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (7.87%) Unix
8 6 (4.72%) VMS
9 5 (3.94%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.57%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (1.57%) Debian
11 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (85.04%) DevOps
2 63 (49.61%) Configuration Management
3 36 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (25.20%) Test Automation
5 30 (23.62%) Microservices
6 29 (22.83%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 28 (22.05%) Open Source
8 27 (21.26%) High Availability
9 24 (18.90%) BDD
9 24 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.66%) Migration
11 10 (7.87%) Scrum
12 9 (7.09%) Change Management
12 9 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.09%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
14 5 (3.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (3.94%) Deployment Automation
14 5 (3.94%) Web Application Development
15 4 (3.15%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 72 (56.69%) Python
2 40 (31.50%) Java
3 34 (26.77%) PowerShell
4 29 (22.83%) Bash Shell
5 25 (19.69%) Ruby
6 15 (11.81%) Perl
7 14 (11.02%) C
7 14 (11.02%) C++
8 9 (7.09%) JavaScript
9 8 (6.30%) SQL
10 5 (3.94%) C#
10 5 (3.94%) Groovy
10 5 (3.94%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.36%) Go
12 2 (1.57%) Java 8
13 1 (0.79%) Korn
13 1 (0.79%) PHP
13 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) Degree
4 3 (2.36%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 76 (59.84%) Docker
2 17 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.81%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.94%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.57%) Varnish
6 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.79%) KVM
6 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 120 (94.49%) Terraform
2 111 (87.40%) Puppet
3 81 (63.78%) Ansible
4 65 (51.18%) Kubernetes
5 37 (29.13%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (25.98%) Grafana
7 30 (23.62%) Prometheus
8 27 (21.26%) Rancher
9 17 (13.39%) Nagios
10 9 (7.09%) Salt
11 5 (3.94%) SCCM
12 4 (3.15%) Consul
12 4 (3.15%) Graphite
12 4 (3.15%) HAProxy
13 3 (2.36%) Kibana
14 2 (1.57%) Icinga
15 1 (0.79%) logstash
15 1 (0.79%) SCOM
15 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
15 1 (0.79%) SCSM
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) Black Duck
2 22 (17.32%) VMware
3 19 (14.96%) Splunk
4 18 (14.17%) New Relic
5 15 (11.81%) Google
6 13 (10.24%) Red Hat
7 11 (8.66%) Citrix
8 10 (7.87%) MKS
9 7 (5.51%) Oracle
10 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.57%) Meraki
12 1 (0.79%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.79%) IBM
12 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com