Period
to 3 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 March 2021 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
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 538 554 599
Rank change year-on-year +16 +45 +63
Contract jobs citing Packer 96 174 288
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.21% 1.80% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 122 214
Median daily rate £500 £548 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.76% -0.36% +3.53%
10th Percentile £375 £351 £427
90th Percentile £635 £618 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £550
% change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +13.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,950 9,650 14,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.47% 14.42% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,588 6,632 9,775
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £319 £263 £310
90th Percentile £669 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 277 338
Median hourly rate £24.40 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.43% - -
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £47.15 £47.83
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - +12.90%

Packer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Packer as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Packer in the UK

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Packer.

Daily rate trend for Packer in the UK

Packer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Packer over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Packer in the UK

Packer
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 3 March 2021. 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
England +36 80 £500 -8.42% 36
London -7 48 £500 -9.09% 14
Work from Home -190 40 £480 -18.09% 6
UK excluding London +120 35 £500 +5.26% 23
South East +110 17 £505 +12.22% 5
Scotland +30 9 £525 -4.55% 1
North of England +44 5 £450 -16.67% 7
South West +73 4 £519 +43.10% 5
North West +34 4 £450 -20.00% 5
North East +19 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 with a requirement for Packer.

1 88 (91.67%) Terraform
2 83 (86.46%) DevOps
3 69 (71.88%) Ansible
4 60 (62.50%) Docker
5 58 (60.42%) Python
6 57 (59.38%) Kubernetes
7 55 (57.29%) Linux
8 53 (55.21%) AWS
9 48 (50.00%) Windows
9 48 (50.00%) Jenkins
10 39 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (40.63%) SC Cleared
10 39 (40.63%) Security Cleared
11 36 (37.50%) Puppet
11 36 (37.50%) Infrastructure as Code
12 35 (36.46%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (36.46%) GitLab
13 34 (35.42%) Azure
14 31 (32.29%) Git (software)
14 31 (32.29%) GitHub
15 30 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 29 (30.21%) JIRA
17 28 (29.17%) PowerShell
18 26 (27.08%) Configuration Management
19 24 (25.00%) Bash Shell
20 22 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (22.92%) VMware
21 21 (21.88%) Firewall
21 21 (21.88%) Web Services
21 21 (21.88%) Elastic Stack

Packer
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (11.46%) Confluence
2 3 (3.13%) Drupal
3 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.08%) nginx
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 53 (55.21%) AWS
2 34 (35.42%) Azure
3 31 (32.29%) GitHub
4 17 (17.71%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (17.71%) Amazon ECS
5 13 (13.54%) Amazon S3
6 12 (12.50%) GCP
6 12 (12.50%) Serverless
7 11 (11.46%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (11.46%) PaaS
8 10 (10.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (9.38%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (9.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (9.38%) IaaS
10 7 (7.29%) Amazon EKS
11 6 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (6.25%) AWS CodePipeline
11 6 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (6.25%) Slack
12 5 (5.21%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.88%) Firewall
2 16 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 16 (16.67%) VLAN
3 12 (12.50%) SNMP
4 9 (9.38%) WAN
5 6 (6.25%) DNS
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.08%) DHCP
7 2 (2.08%) Skype
8 1 (1.04%) LAN
8 1 (1.04%) SSH
8 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) Big Data
2 11 (11.46%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (8.33%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.21%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (4.17%) BigQuery
6 4 (4.17%) Bigtable
6 4 (4.17%) Cloud Spanner
6 4 (4.17%) MariaDB
6 4 (4.17%) MySQL
7 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (1.04%) Power BI
9 1 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 48 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 35 (36.46%) GitLab
3 31 (32.29%) Git (software)
4 29 (30.21%) JIRA
5 16 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (9.38%) Bitbucket
7 8 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (6.25%) Maven
8 6 (6.25%) SonarQube
8 6 (6.25%) Vagrant
9 4 (4.17%) GoCD
9 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.08%) Gradle
12 1 (1.04%) Mocha
12 1 (1.04%) Selenium
12 1 (1.04%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.29%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (59.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) AWS Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Azure Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Cloud Engineer
3 13 (13.54%) Senior DevOps
3 13 (13.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (9.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
6 8 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Consultant
8 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (5.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (5.21%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) Elastic Stack
1 21 (21.88%) Web Services
2 13 (13.54%) REST
3 12 (12.50%) gRPC
3 12 (12.50%) RESTful
3 12 (12.50%) Swagger
4 6 (6.25%) YAML
5 5 (5.21%) JSON
5 5 (5.21%) Node.js
6 4 (4.17%) .NET
6 4 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.08%) React Native
7 2 (2.08%) Velocity
8 1 (1.04%) .NET Core
8 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.04%) LAMP
8 1 (1.04%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Cloud Native
2 4 (4.17%) iPad
2 4 (4.17%) Public Cloud
2 4 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.17%) Wiki
3 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.04%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 55 (57.29%) Linux
2 48 (50.00%) Windows
3 30 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (20.83%) CentOS
4 20 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 16 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (6.25%) Unix
7 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.08%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (86.46%) DevOps
2 39 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (37.50%) Infrastructure as Code
4 26 (27.08%) Configuration Management
5 22 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (17.71%) Continuous Deployment
7 15 (15.63%) Infrastructure Automation
8 14 (14.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (14.58%) Microservices
9 11 (11.46%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (10.42%) Systems Engineering
11 9 (9.38%) Product Roadmap
11 9 (9.38%) Scrum
12 7 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.29%) Test Automation
13 6 (6.25%) Test Strategy
14 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce
14 5 (5.21%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (5.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (60.42%) Python
2 28 (29.17%) PowerShell
3 24 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 19 (19.79%) Go
5 18 (18.75%) Java
6 12 (12.50%) C#
7 11 (11.46%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.17%) Korn
8 4 (4.17%) Ruby
8 4 (4.17%) Scala
8 4 (4.17%) SQL
9 2 (2.08%) ES6
9 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 39 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 39 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.21%) AWS Certification
3 3 (3.13%) CCA
4 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (62.50%) Docker
2 18 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.71%) Active Directory
4 16 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 88 (91.67%) Terraform
2 69 (71.88%) Ansible
3 57 (59.38%) Kubernetes
4 36 (37.50%) Puppet
5 35 (36.46%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (13.54%) Grafana
6 13 (13.54%) Prometheus
6 13 (13.54%) ZABBIX
7 6 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (4.17%) vRealize
8 4 (4.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (3.13%) Consul
10 2 (2.08%) HAProxy
10 2 (2.08%) Nagios
11 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (1.04%) Rancher
11 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (22.92%) VMware
2 19 (19.79%) Atlassian
3 13 (13.54%) Dell
3 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.50%) EMC
4 12 (12.50%) Google
4 12 (12.50%) Splunk
5 10 (10.42%) Hortonworks
6 6 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.25%) Cisco
6 6 (6.25%) Okta
7 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.17%) F5
8 4 (4.17%) Veracode
9 3 (3.13%) Cloudera
9 3 (3.13%) IBM
10 2 (2.08%) Oracle
10 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.04%) SAP