Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 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
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 703 728
Rank change year-on-year +131 +25 +137
Contract jobs citing Packer 332 184 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.18% 1.51% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 136 114
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £425 £406 £393
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £463 £485
% change year-on-year +6.49% -4.64% +68.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 15,258 12,156 11,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.54% 11.85% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,268 8,241 7,362
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 281 268
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.68
90th Percentile £47.08 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.30 £20.73
% change year-on-year +7.38% -21.38% +8.93%

Packer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Packer in the UK

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Packer in the UK

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Packer over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Packer in the UK

Packer
Top 15 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 17 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
England +130 312 £550 +10.00% 52
London +94 208 £550 +2.33% 27
UK excluding London +29 116 £493 +6.49% 28
North of England +31 67 £463 +6.94% 6
North West +8 35 £463 +6.94% 3
South East +6 29 £550 +10.00% 8
Yorkshire +10 24 £500 +19.05% 3
North East +1 12 £500 +23.08%
Scotland -10 11 £438 -0.85% 1
South West -18 3 £493 -21.20% 3
Midlands -26 3 £550 +15.79% 6
East of England -10 2 £465 -7.00% 2
West Midlands -21 2 £550 - 6
East Midlands +5 1 £425 -10.53%
Wales - 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for Packer.

1 291 (87.65%) Terraform
2 286 (86.14%) DevOps
3 259 (78.01%) Amazon AWS
4 230 (69.28%) Jenkins
5 227 (68.37%) Puppet
6 219 (65.96%) Ansible
7 206 (62.05%) Python
8 186 (56.02%) Linux
9 174 (52.41%) Docker
10 155 (46.69%) Kubernetes
11 142 (42.77%) Java
12 139 (41.87%) Opscode Chef
13 115 (34.64%) Configuration Management
14 110 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
15 103 (31.02%) Amazon EC2
16 100 (30.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 99 (29.82%) Windows
18 95 (28.61%) CentOS
19 89 (26.81%) Continuous Integration
20 87 (26.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
21 86 (25.90%) Amazon S3
21 86 (25.90%) Ruby
22 85 (25.60%) AWS CloudFormation
23 78 (23.49%) Serverless
24 77 (23.19%) Elastic Stack
24 77 (23.19%) Finance
25 74 (22.29%) Git (software)
26 71 (21.39%) Bash Shell
27 69 (20.78%) Vagrant
28 66 (19.88%) Microservices

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 27 (8.13%) nginx
2 25 (7.53%) Confluence
3 22 (6.63%) WebSphere
4 20 (6.02%) Apache
4 20 (6.02%) Tomcat
5 19 (5.72%) IIS
6 13 (3.92%) JBoss
6 13 (3.92%) Jetty
6 13 (3.92%) Mongrel
7 8 (2.41%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.51%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 259 (78.01%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (31.02%) Amazon EC2
3 87 (26.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 86 (25.90%) Amazon S3
5 85 (25.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 78 (23.49%) Serverless
7 59 (17.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 52 (15.66%) Amazon ELB
9 51 (15.36%) AWS Lambda
10 46 (13.86%) Route 53
11 39 (11.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 35 (10.54%) OpenShift
13 27 (8.13%) Datadog
14 26 (7.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (5.72%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (4.82%) GitHub
17 14 (4.22%) Slack
18 11 (3.31%) IaaS
18 11 (3.31%) Sumo Logic
19 9 (2.71%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.96%) HTTP
2 16 (4.82%) Firewall
3 7 (2.11%) DNS
3 7 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.81%) NetScaler
4 6 (1.81%) VPN
5 5 (1.51%) Internet
6 2 (0.60%) DSL
6 2 (0.60%) Network Security
6 2 (0.60%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.60%) SSL
7 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.30%) IPsec
7 1 (0.30%) IPv4
7 1 (0.30%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.30%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.17%) MySQL
2 50 (15.06%) MongoDB
3 42 (12.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (5.12%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.92%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.81%) Big Data
8 6 (1.81%) BigQuery
8 6 (1.81%) Bigtable
8 6 (1.81%) Redis
9 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.30%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 230 (69.28%) Jenkins
2 74 (22.29%) Git (software)
3 69 (20.78%) Vagrant
4 53 (15.96%) GitLab
5 48 (14.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 47 (14.16%) SonarQube
7 35 (10.54%) TeamCity
8 32 (9.64%) JIRA
8 32 (9.64%) Travis CI
9 30 (9.04%) Maven
10 24 (7.23%) Bitbucket
11 18 (5.42%) GoCD
11 18 (5.42%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (5.12%) Gradle
13 16 (4.82%) Ant
14 13 (3.92%) CruiseControl
14 13 (3.92%) MSBuild
14 13 (3.92%) Subversion
15 12 (3.61%) Selenium
16 11 (3.31%) Artifactory
General
1 77 (23.19%) Finance
2 13 (3.92%) Banking
3 7 (2.11%) Retail
4 4 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.20%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 234 (70.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 123 (37.05%) AWS Engineer
3 112 (33.73%) AWS DevOps
4 107 (32.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 35 (10.54%) Senior DevOps
6 34 (10.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 28 (8.43%) Operations Engineer
8 24 (7.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 22 (6.63%) Platform Engineer
10 17 (5.12%) Python Engineer
11 11 (3.31%) Azure DevOps
11 11 (3.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 11 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
11 11 (3.31%) Java Engineer
12 10 (3.01%) Architect
13 9 (2.71%) DevOps Architect
13 9 (2.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 8 (2.41%) Consultant
14 8 (2.41%) Developer
14 8 (2.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (23.19%) Elastic Stack
2 54 (16.27%) Web Services
3 25 (7.53%) Node.js
4 13 (3.92%) JRuby
4 13 (3.92%) Servlets
4 13 (3.92%) Spring
5 10 (3.01%) .NET
5 10 (3.01%) JSP
6 7 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (2.11%) RESTful
7 5 (1.51%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.51%) CSS
7 5 (1.51%) HTML
7 5 (1.51%) LAMP
7 5 (1.51%) Sensu
7 5 (1.51%) Struts
7 5 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (1.20%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.20%) YAML
9 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.24%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (8.73%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (4.22%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.31%) Cloud Native
4 11 (3.31%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.01%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.01%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.81%) CMDB
8 4 (1.20%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.90%) Replication
10 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.60%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.60%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.60%) User Experience
11 1 (0.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (56.02%) Linux
2 100 (30.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 99 (29.82%) Windows
4 95 (28.61%) CentOS
5 34 (10.24%) Windows Server
6 30 (9.04%) Ubuntu
7 19 (5.72%) Unix
8 15 (4.52%) Debian
8 15 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (3.92%) DC/OS
9 13 (3.92%) Fedora
10 11 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.81%) VMS
12 3 (0.90%) Android
12 3 (0.90%) Mesosphere
12 3 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.60%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (86.14%) DevOps
2 115 (34.64%) Configuration Management
3 110 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (26.81%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (19.88%) Microservices
6 55 (16.57%) Migration
7 43 (12.95%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 35 (10.54%) Test Automation
9 33 (9.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (9.34%) TDD
11 29 (8.73%) Open Source
12 26 (7.83%) Deployment Automation
13 25 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (5.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (5.42%) Software Engineering
16 17 (5.12%) Scrum
16 17 (5.12%) Server Monitoring
17 16 (4.82%) Computer Science
18 14 (4.22%) Data Protection
19 13 (3.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 206 (62.05%) Python
2 142 (42.77%) Java
3 86 (25.90%) Ruby
4 71 (21.39%) Bash Shell
5 57 (17.17%) PowerShell
6 41 (12.35%) JavaScript
7 38 (11.45%) Go
8 30 (9.04%) Perl
9 22 (6.63%) SQL
10 17 (5.12%) Shell Script
11 16 (4.82%) C#
12 13 (3.92%) Groovy
13 10 (3.01%) C
14 8 (2.41%) C++
14 8 (2.41%) Scala
15 7 (2.11%) PHP
16 5 (1.51%) Java 8
17 1 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 57 (17.17%) Security Cleared
2 51 (15.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.42%) Degree
4 15 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.61%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.51%) QA
System Software
1 174 (52.41%) Docker
2 58 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.34%) VirtualBox
4 29 (8.73%) Hyper-V
5 27 (8.13%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (3.92%) Active Directory
7 8 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.81%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.20%) KVM
10 3 (0.90%) Varnish
11 2 (0.60%) XenApp
12 1 (0.30%) Firmware
12 1 (0.30%) iptables
12 1 (0.30%) RHEV
12 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 291 (87.65%) Terraform
2 227 (68.37%) Puppet
3 219 (65.96%) Ansible
4 155 (46.69%) Kubernetes
5 139 (41.87%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (16.27%) Grafana
7 50 (15.06%) Prometheus
8 45 (13.55%) Rancher
9 42 (12.65%) Salt
10 30 (9.04%) Consul
10 30 (9.04%) Mesos
11 25 (7.53%) Nagios
12 18 (5.42%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (4.82%) Kibana
14 12 (3.61%) Graylog
14 12 (3.61%) logstash
15 8 (2.41%) SCCM
16 7 (2.11%) Graphite
17 5 (1.51%) HAProxy
17 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 66 (19.88%) VMware
2 45 (13.55%) Splunk
3 43 (12.95%) Red Hat
4 42 (12.65%) New Relic
5 37 (11.14%) Black Duck
6 33 (9.94%) Google
6 33 (9.94%) Microsoft
7 18 (5.42%) Citrix
8 14 (4.22%) Oracle
9 12 (3.61%) AppDynamics
10 10 (3.01%) MKS
11 8 (2.41%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.81%) CA
12 6 (1.81%) Cisco
12 6 (1.81%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.51%) McAfee
14 4 (1.20%) Dynatrace
14 4 (1.20%) Palo Alto
14 4 (1.20%) SaltStack
15 2 (0.60%) PagerDuty