Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 659 729 832
Rank change year-on-year +70 +103 +4
Contract jobs citing Packer 215 121 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.042%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.76% 1.15% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 81 35
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £406 £413 £390
90th Percentile £675 £621 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £400
% change year-on-year -2.06% +21.25% -
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 12,208 10,491 9,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.04% 10.93% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,287 6,791 6,074
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 259 320
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.23%
10th Percentile £11.27 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.24 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £18.63 £18.43
% change year-on-year -15.65% +1.07% -11.19%

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 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Packer in the UK

Packer
Top 14 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 23 February 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 +68 200 £525 +5.00% 51
London +30 149 £550 +7.32% 23
UK excluding London +16 61 £475 -2.06% 30
North of England +45 23 £444 -1.39% 11
North West +23 19 £456 +1.39% 5
South East +4 15 £483 +13.53% 13
Scotland -1 11 £441 -1.94%
Midlands +3 5 £475 -2.06% 3
East of England -5 5 £513 - 1
East Midlands 0 3 £475 - 1
North East +46 2 £406 -9.72% 1
South West +11 2 £625 +13.64%
West Midlands +7 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -2 2 £463 +2.78% 5

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 195 (90.70%) DevOps
2 184 (85.58%) Terraform
3 176 (81.86%) Amazon AWS
4 128 (59.53%) Linux
5 127 (59.07%) Ansible
6 116 (53.95%) Docker
7 115 (53.49%) Python
7 115 (53.49%) Jenkins
8 110 (51.16%) Puppet
9 104 (48.37%) Kubernetes
10 76 (35.35%) Ruby
11 71 (33.02%) Opscode Chef
12 67 (31.16%) Configuration Management
13 64 (29.77%) Java
13 64 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
14 56 (26.05%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (25.58%) Git (software)
16 52 (24.19%) Bash Shell
17 49 (22.79%) Consul
18 47 (21.86%) Microsoft Azure
19 44 (20.47%) Finance
20 43 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 41 (19.07%) AWS CloudFormation
22 40 (18.60%) Windows
23 39 (18.14%) Web Services
23 39 (18.14%) PowerShell
24 38 (17.67%) CentOS
24 38 (17.67%) Amazon EC2
24 38 (17.67%) Elastic Stack
25 36 (16.74%) Amazon S3

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 19 (8.84%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (7.91%) Apache
3 16 (7.44%) Tomcat
4 14 (6.51%) nginx
5 12 (5.58%) Confluence
6 10 (4.65%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (3.26%) Apache Spark
8 6 (2.79%) Jetty
9 4 (1.86%) JBoss
9 4 (1.86%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.86%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.47%) IIS
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 176 (81.86%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (21.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (19.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 38 (17.67%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (16.74%) Amazon S3
6 35 (16.28%) Serverless
7 32 (14.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 24 (11.16%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (10.70%) OpenShift
10 16 (7.44%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (6.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (5.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (4.65%) Route 53
14 7 (3.26%) AWS CloudTrail
15 6 (2.79%) Datadog
16 5 (2.33%) GitHub
16 5 (2.33%) IaaS
17 4 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
17 4 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
17 4 (1.86%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.16%) Firewall
2 8 (3.72%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (2.33%) LAN
3 5 (2.33%) WAN
4 4 (1.86%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.40%) Internet
6 2 (0.93%) HTTP
6 2 (0.93%) Network Security
6 2 (0.93%) SAN
6 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.93%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.30%) MySQL
2 17 (7.91%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (6.05%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.58%) MongoDB
6 11 (5.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (4.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (3.72%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.72%) SQL Server
9 7 (3.26%) Neo4j
10 5 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.86%) Big Data
11 4 (1.86%) Redis
12 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.40%) HBase
12 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.93%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.93%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.47%) Flink
Development Applications
1 115 (53.49%) Jenkins
2 55 (25.58%) Git (software)
3 29 (13.49%) Vagrant
4 22 (10.23%) JIRA
5 16 (7.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (7.44%) GitLab
6 15 (6.98%) Maven
7 14 (6.51%) TeamCity
8 12 (5.58%) GoCD
8 12 (5.58%) SonarQube
9 11 (5.12%) Bitbucket
9 11 (5.12%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (4.65%) Artifactory
11 9 (4.19%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.79%) git-flow
12 6 (2.79%) Gradle
13 5 (2.33%) JUnit
14 4 (1.86%) Hudson
14 4 (1.86%) Selenium
14 4 (1.86%) Subversion
General
1 44 (20.47%) Finance
2 15 (6.98%) Banking
3 5 (2.33%) Games
3 5 (2.33%) Retail
4 3 (1.40%) Front Office
4 3 (1.40%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 144 (66.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (30.70%) AWS DevOps
3 60 (27.91%) AWS Engineer
4 55 (25.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 23 (10.70%) Senior DevOps
6 21 (9.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 18 (8.37%) Consultant
8 17 (7.91%) Developer
8 17 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
8 17 (7.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 16 (7.44%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 15 (6.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 14 (6.51%) DevOps Consultant
12 12 (5.58%) Architect
12 12 (5.58%) Operations Engineer
13 11 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (4.65%) Platform Engineer
15 9 (4.19%) AWS Architect
15 9 (4.19%) AWS Consultant
16 7 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.14%) Web Services
2 38 (17.67%) Elastic Stack
3 21 (9.77%) Node.js
4 13 (6.05%) Kafka
5 8 (3.72%) LAMP
6 7 (3.26%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (3.26%) Redux
6 7 (3.26%) Spring
7 6 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.86%) Apache Cordova
9 4 (1.86%) Django
9 4 (1.86%) Ionic Framework
9 4 (1.86%) JSON
9 4 (1.86%) LDAP
9 4 (1.86%) Middleware
9 4 (1.86%) React
9 4 (1.86%) Sass
9 4 (1.86%) Sensu
9 4 (1.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.30%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.12%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.79%) Fintech
5 6 (2.79%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.86%) Social Media
8 3 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.40%) PKI
8 3 (1.40%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.40%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Blog
10 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 128 (59.53%) Linux
2 43 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (18.60%) Windows
4 38 (17.67%) CentOS
5 17 (7.91%) Unix
6 16 (7.44%) CoreOS
7 9 (4.19%) Debian
7 9 (4.19%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.79%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.86%) Android
9 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (90.70%) DevOps
2 67 (31.16%) Configuration Management
3 64 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (26.05%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (13.02%) Software Engineering
6 21 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (9.77%) Migration
7 20 (9.30%) TDD
8 17 (7.91%) Microservices
8 17 (7.91%) Open Source
8 17 (7.91%) Scrum
9 13 (6.05%) Security Operations
9 13 (6.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (5.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (5.12%) Patch Management
11 11 (5.12%) SIEM
12 10 (4.65%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (4.19%) Protective Monitoring
14 8 (3.72%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 115 (53.49%) Python
2 76 (35.35%) Ruby
3 64 (29.77%) Java
4 52 (24.19%) Bash Shell
5 39 (18.14%) PowerShell
6 27 (12.56%) Go
7 14 (6.51%) Groovy
8 13 (6.05%) Perl
9 11 (5.12%) JavaScript
9 11 (5.12%) Scala
10 9 (4.19%) PHP
11 7 (3.26%) C
12 6 (2.79%) SQL
13 4 (1.86%) ES6
13 4 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.86%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.40%) Bourne shell
14 3 (1.40%) C++
14 3 (1.40%) Korn
15 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 10 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (4.65%) CISM
3 10 (4.65%) CISSP
3 10 (4.65%) Degree
4 9 (4.19%) AWS Certification
4 9 (4.19%) CCSP
5 5 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.05%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 116 (53.95%) Docker
2 8 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.33%) HDFS
4 5 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.33%) Squid
5 4 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.86%) vSphere
6 3 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.40%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.93%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.47%) KVM
8 1 (0.47%) LXC
8 1 (0.47%) Varnish
8 1 (0.47%) vCloud
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 184 (85.58%) Terraform
2 127 (59.07%) Ansible
3 110 (51.16%) Puppet
4 104 (48.37%) Kubernetes
5 71 (33.02%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (22.79%) Consul
7 19 (8.84%) Docker Swarm
8 17 (7.91%) Mesos
9 16 (7.44%) Prometheus
10 14 (6.51%) Kibana
10 14 (6.51%) logstash
11 13 (6.05%) Rancher
12 12 (5.58%) Grafana
12 12 (5.58%) Nagios
13 9 (4.19%) Nessus
13 9 (4.19%) OSSEC
13 9 (4.19%) ZABBIX
14 8 (3.72%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (3.26%) Salt
16 5 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 22 (10.23%) Red Hat
2 20 (9.30%) Oracle
3 17 (7.91%) Splunk
4 16 (7.44%) Google
5 14 (6.51%) VMware
6 11 (5.12%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.65%) New Relic
8 9 (4.19%) Intel
8 9 (4.19%) McAfee
8 9 (4.19%) Qualys
8 9 (4.19%) Sourcefire
8 9 (4.19%) Symantec
8 9 (4.19%) Trend Micro
8 9 (4.19%) Tripwire
9 7 (3.26%) Dynatrace
10 6 (2.79%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.79%) Black Duck
10 6 (2.79%) SaltStack
11 5 (2.33%) ForgeRock
12 4 (1.86%) Capita