Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 571 519 590
Rank change year-on-year -52 +71 +35
Contract jobs citing Packer 106 129 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.16% 1.75% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 92 189
10th Percentile £413 £351 £450
25th Percentile £463 £434 £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £545 £565
Median % change year-on-year -3.67% -3.54% +7.62%
75th Percentile £575 £590 £619
90th Percentile £660 £618 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £550
% change year-on-year +23.53% -22.73% +12.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
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 9,117 7,391 13,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.95% 14.66% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,480 5,101 9,055
10th Percentile £341 £275 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £594 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 212 311
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.27 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +81.68% +4.14% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £30.94 £36.67
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.58 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +18.92% +8.82% +8.87%

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 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Packer in the UK

Packer
Top 12 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 14 May 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 -22 87 £500 -7.41% 32
London -52 56 £500 -9.09% 11
Work from Home -230 39 £500 -14.68% 8
UK excluding London +20 31 £525 +23.53% 27
South East +27 11 £540 +21.35% 3
Scotland -18 8 £525 -4.55% 4
North of England +19 5 £450 +23.29% 13
North West +9 5 £450 - 5
West Midlands - 3 £545 - 3
Midlands - 3 £545 - 3
South West +34 2 £519 +43.10% 2
East of England +32 2 £475 +11.76%

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 98 (92.45%) Terraform
2 92 (86.79%) DevOps
3 70 (66.04%) AWS
4 64 (60.38%) Ansible
5 60 (56.60%) Docker
6 59 (55.66%) Linux
7 56 (52.83%) Kubernetes
8 50 (47.17%) Python
9 41 (38.68%) Jenkins
10 40 (37.74%) Infrastructure as Code
11 39 (36.79%) Security Cleared
12 38 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (34.91%) SC Cleared
14 34 (32.08%) Azure
15 32 (30.19%) Windows
16 29 (27.36%) Puppet
17 28 (26.42%) Finance
18 25 (23.58%) GitLab
18 25 (23.58%) Social Skills
19 24 (22.64%) GCP
19 24 (22.64%) Web Services
20 23 (21.70%) JIRA
21 22 (20.75%) AWS CloudFormation
21 22 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
22 21 (19.81%) Confluence
22 21 (19.81%) Git (software)
23 20 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
23 20 (18.87%) Google
24 18 (16.98%) Configuration Management

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 21 (19.81%) Confluence
2 9 (8.49%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (5.66%) nginx
4 3 (2.83%) Drupal
5 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.94%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.94%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Sentinel
2 3 (2.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 70 (66.04%) AWS
2 34 (32.08%) Azure
3 24 (22.64%) GCP
4 22 (20.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (16.98%) Amazon ECS
6 17 (16.04%) Amazon EKS
7 16 (15.09%) GitHub
8 14 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (12.26%) Serverless
10 12 (11.32%) Amazon S3
10 12 (11.32%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (10.38%) IaaS
12 9 (8.49%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (8.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (6.60%) CloudFront
13 7 (6.60%) PaaS
13 7 (6.60%) Slack
14 6 (5.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (5.66%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) WAN
2 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.72%) DNS
3 5 (4.72%) Firewall
4 2 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.89%) LAN
4 2 (1.89%) Skype
4 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.94%) DHCP
5 1 (0.94%) SMS
5 1 (0.94%) VPN
5 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (8.49%) Big Data
3 6 (5.66%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.83%) MySQL
5 2 (1.89%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (1.89%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.89%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 41 (38.68%) Jenkins
2 25 (23.58%) GitLab
3 23 (21.70%) JIRA
4 21 (19.81%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.49%) Bitbucket
6 6 (5.66%) SonarQube
6 6 (5.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (5.66%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.77%) Maven
7 4 (3.77%) Terragrunt
8 3 (2.83%) git-flow
8 3 (2.83%) GoCD
8 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.89%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.94%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.94%) Mockito
10 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.94%) RSpec
10 1 (0.94%) Spinnaker
10 1 (0.94%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (26.42%) Finance
2 25 (23.58%) Social Skills
3 9 (8.49%) Banking
4 8 (7.55%) Public Sector
5 5 (4.72%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (4.72%) Retail
6 4 (3.77%) Automotive
7 2 (1.89%) Advertising
7 2 (1.89%) Law
8 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (57.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (18.87%) AWS Engineer
3 16 (15.09%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (12.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (11.32%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (10.38%) Architect
7 9 (8.49%) Senior DevOps
7 9 (8.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (4.72%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (4.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Azure Architect
11 4 (3.77%) DevOps Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.64%) Web Services
2 15 (14.15%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (11.32%) Node.js
4 5 (4.72%) .NET
5 3 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.89%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.89%) Keycloak
6 2 (1.89%) LAMP
6 2 (1.89%) Velocity
6 2 (1.89%) YAML
7 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.94%) iBATIS
7 1 (0.94%) JSON
7 1 (0.94%) React Native
7 1 (0.94%) REST
7 1 (0.94%) SOAP
7 1 (0.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.66%) Cloud Native
3 5 (4.72%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.72%) Wiki
4 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 59 (55.66%) Linux
2 32 (30.19%) Windows
3 20 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.55%) CentOS
5 6 (5.66%) Unix
5 6 (5.66%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.77%) VMS
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.94%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (86.79%) DevOps
2 40 (37.74%) Infrastructure as Code
3 38 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (16.98%) Configuration Management
6 17 (16.04%) Scrum
7 13 (12.26%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Automation
9 10 (9.43%) Kanban
9 10 (9.43%) Open Source
10 9 (8.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 9 (8.49%) Migration
10 9 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (7.55%) Observability
12 7 (6.60%) Cryptography
12 7 (6.60%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 6 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (4.72%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (47.17%) Python
2 16 (15.09%) Java
2 16 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 14 (13.21%) Go
4 13 (12.26%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.32%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.60%) Ruby
7 5 (4.72%) SQL
8 3 (2.83%) PHP
8 3 (2.83%) Scala
9 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) ES6
10 1 (0.94%) Groovy
10 1 (0.94%) Java 8
10 1 (0.94%) Korn
10 1 (0.94%) Rust
10 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (36.79%) Security Cleared
2 37 (34.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.89%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.89%) CCA
4 2 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (56.60%) Docker
2 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.89%) Squid
5 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.94%) Varnish
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 98 (92.45%) Terraform
2 64 (60.38%) Ansible
3 56 (52.83%) Kubernetes
4 29 (27.36%) Puppet
5 22 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.66%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (5.66%) Prometheus
6 6 (5.66%) vRealize
6 6 (5.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (4.72%) Grafana
8 3 (2.83%) Consul
9 2 (1.89%) Kibana
9 2 (1.89%) SCCM
10 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.94%) Icinga
10 1 (0.94%) Istio
10 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.94%) Nagios
10 1 (0.94%) Rancher
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) Google
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.38%) VMware
4 9 (8.49%) Hortonworks
5 8 (7.55%) Atlassian
6 6 (5.66%) Okta
7 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.83%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.83%) Cisco
8 3 (2.83%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.83%) New Relic
8 3 (2.83%) Oracle
9 2 (1.89%) F5
9 2 (1.89%) IBM
10 1 (0.94%) Black Duck
10 1 (0.94%) Dell
10 1 (0.94%) hybris
10 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds