Period
to 21 October 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 21 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 719 734
Rank change year-on-year +147 +15 +116
Contract jobs citing Packer 323 163 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 1.42% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 111 120
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.50% +18.45%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £390
90th Percentile £675 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +7.06% -10.53% +18.75%
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 14,420 11,459 12,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.09% 11.53% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,703 7,646 7,820
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +9.30% +7.50%
10th Percentile £298 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.43% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 267 280
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -22.58% +13.41%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £26.25
% change year-on-year +0.72% -33.81% +25.00%

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 21 October 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 21 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
England +131 303 £540 +8.00% 74
London +49 186 £550 +4.76% 38
UK excluding London +60 127 £455 +7.06% 40
North of England +31 76 £450 +5.88% 12
North West -1 30 £463 +8.82% 7
North East - 30 £403 - 1
South East -2 20 £500 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire -4 19 £500 +19.05% 4
South West -15 11 £493 - 1
Scotland -18 9 £400 +9.59% 1
East of England +10 5 £465 - 5
Midlands -17 5 £488 - 12
West Midlands -18 4 £550 - 12
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £450 - 3

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for Packer.

1 297 (91.95%) Terraform
2 291 (90.09%) DevOps
3 275 (85.14%) Amazon AWS
4 227 (70.28%) Ansible
5 224 (69.35%) Jenkins
6 218 (67.49%) Puppet
7 213 (65.94%) Python
8 200 (61.92%) Linux
9 168 (52.01%) Docker
10 150 (46.44%) Kubernetes
10 150 (46.44%) Opscode Chef
11 140 (43.34%) Java
11 140 (43.34%) Configuration Management
12 125 (38.70%) Agile Software Development
13 116 (35.91%) Windows
14 96 (29.72%) Amazon EC2
15 93 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
16 92 (28.48%) Ruby
17 89 (27.55%) AWS CloudFormation
18 88 (27.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 85 (26.32%) Bash Shell
20 84 (26.01%) Serverless
21 82 (25.39%) Elastic Stack
22 77 (23.84%) Microsoft Azure
23 73 (22.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
24 72 (22.29%) Amazon S3
24 72 (22.29%) CentOS
25 67 (20.74%) PowerShell
25 67 (20.74%) Vagrant
26 65 (20.12%) AWS Lambda

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 29 (8.98%) Tomcat
2 24 (7.43%) nginx
3 23 (7.12%) Apache
4 19 (5.88%) JBoss
4 19 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 18 (5.57%) IIS
6 13 (4.02%) Confluence
6 13 (4.02%) Jetty
6 13 (4.02%) Mongrel
7 6 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.24%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.24%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.93%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.31%) Gunicorn
11 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) HipChat
2 1 (0.31%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 275 (85.14%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (29.72%) Amazon EC2
3 89 (27.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 84 (26.01%) Serverless
5 77 (23.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 73 (22.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 72 (22.29%) Amazon S3
8 65 (20.12%) AWS Lambda
9 45 (13.93%) Amazon ELB
10 42 (13.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 37 (11.46%) Route 53
12 29 (8.98%) Datadog
13 22 (6.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (6.81%) OpenShift
14 18 (5.57%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (4.02%) Slack
16 12 (3.72%) GitHub
17 11 (3.41%) IaaS
17 11 (3.41%) Sumo Logic
18 9 (2.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.93%) HTTP
2 10 (3.10%) Firewall
3 5 (1.55%) DNS
3 5 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.24%) Internet
4 4 (1.24%) VPN
5 3 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.31%) SSH
6 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.62%) MySQL
2 40 (12.38%) MongoDB
3 36 (11.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 29 (8.98%) Amazon Redshift
5 19 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.41%) Big Data
8 10 (3.10%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.48%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.24%) BigQuery
12 4 (1.24%) Bigtable
12 4 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.24%) Redis
12 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.93%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.93%) Flink
13 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 224 (69.35%) Jenkins
2 67 (20.74%) Vagrant
3 64 (19.81%) Git (software)
4 56 (17.34%) TeamCity
5 46 (14.24%) GitLab
6 39 (12.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 37 (11.46%) Travis CI
8 35 (10.84%) SonarQube
9 26 (8.05%) JIRA
10 23 (7.12%) Ant
11 21 (6.50%) Maven
12 17 (5.26%) Selenium
13 15 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (4.33%) Bitbucket
14 14 (4.33%) Gradle
15 13 (4.02%) CruiseControl
15 13 (4.02%) GoCD
15 13 (4.02%) MSBuild
16 12 (3.72%) Artifactory
17 11 (3.41%) Cucumber
General
1 64 (19.81%) Finance
2 17 (5.26%) Banking
3 10 (3.10%) Retail
4 8 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.24%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 245 (75.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 120 (37.15%) AWS Engineer
3 109 (33.75%) AWS DevOps
4 106 (32.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 32 (9.91%) Senior DevOps
6 31 (9.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 22 (6.81%) Operations Engineer
8 19 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
9 18 (5.57%) Python Engineer
10 14 (4.33%) Architect
11 12 (3.72%) Azure DevOps
11 12 (3.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 12 (3.72%) Azure Engineer
12 11 (3.41%) Automation Engineer
13 9 (2.79%) Consultant
13 9 (2.79%) DevOps Architect
13 9 (2.79%) Java Engineer
13 9 (2.79%) Platform Engineer
14 8 (2.48%) Developer
14 8 (2.48%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (25.39%) Elastic Stack
2 47 (14.55%) Web Services
3 37 (11.46%) Node.js
4 15 (4.64%) JSP
5 13 (4.02%) JRuby
5 13 (4.02%) Servlets
6 12 (3.72%) Struts
7 11 (3.41%) .NET
8 8 (2.48%) RESTful
8 8 (2.48%) Spring
9 6 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.55%) LAMP
10 5 (1.55%) Sensu
11 4 (1.24%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.24%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.93%) CSS
12 3 (0.93%) HTML
12 3 (0.93%) Kafka
12 3 (0.93%) Spring Boot
12 3 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.36%) Linux Command Line
2 26 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (5.57%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.33%) Fat Client
4 14 (4.33%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.10%) Cloud Native
6 8 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.24%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.24%) Replication
7 4 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.93%) User Experience
9 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.31%) Fintech
10 1 (0.31%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.31%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 200 (61.92%) Linux
2 116 (35.91%) Windows
3 88 (27.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 72 (22.29%) CentOS
5 31 (9.60%) Windows Server
6 29 (8.98%) Ubuntu
7 23 (7.12%) Unix
8 15 (4.64%) Debian
9 13 (4.02%) Fedora
10 12 (3.72%) DC/OS
11 11 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (1.86%) VMS
14 4 (1.24%) CoreOS
14 4 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.93%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.93%) Mesosphere
16 1 (0.31%) Android
16 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (90.09%) DevOps
2 140 (43.34%) Configuration Management
3 125 (38.70%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (18.58%) Microservices
6 49 (15.17%) Migration
7 45 (13.93%) Open Source
8 44 (13.62%) Test Automation
9 39 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
10 34 (10.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 28 (8.67%) BDD
12 27 (8.36%) Deployment Automation
12 27 (8.36%) High Availability
12 27 (8.36%) Scrum
13 23 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (7.12%) TDD
14 22 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (6.50%) Software Engineering
16 12 (3.72%) Cloud Operations
16 12 (3.72%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 213 (65.94%) Python
2 140 (43.34%) Java
3 92 (28.48%) Ruby
4 85 (26.32%) Bash Shell
5 67 (20.74%) PowerShell
6 40 (12.38%) JavaScript
7 36 (11.15%) Go
7 36 (11.15%) Perl
8 24 (7.43%) SQL
9 22 (6.81%) C++
10 18 (5.57%) C
10 18 (5.57%) C#
11 14 (4.33%) Groovy
12 13 (4.02%) Shell Script
13 11 (3.41%) Scala
14 7 (2.17%) PHP
15 2 (0.62%) Java 8
16 1 (0.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 47 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.50%) Degree
4 17 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (4.02%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.41%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.93%) GDPR
System Software
1 168 (52.01%) Docker
2 53 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.60%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (8.67%) VirtualBox
5 24 (7.43%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.72%) Active Directory
7 9 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.24%) KVM
9 3 (0.93%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.62%) Varnish
10 2 (0.62%) XenApp
11 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 297 (91.95%) Terraform
2 227 (70.28%) Ansible
3 218 (67.49%) Puppet
4 150 (46.44%) Kubernetes
4 150 (46.44%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (13.93%) Grafana
6 44 (13.62%) Prometheus
7 43 (13.31%) Salt
8 40 (12.38%) Rancher
9 36 (11.15%) Nagios
10 29 (8.98%) Consul
11 25 (7.74%) Mesos
12 21 (6.50%) Kibana
13 14 (4.33%) logstash
14 12 (3.72%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (3.72%) Graylog
15 9 (2.79%) Graphite
16 8 (2.48%) ZABBIX
17 7 (2.17%) SCCM
18 6 (1.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 60 (18.58%) VMware
2 56 (17.34%) Splunk
3 48 (14.86%) New Relic
4 38 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 36 (11.15%) Google
6 30 (9.29%) Black Duck
7 17 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 16 (4.95%) Citrix
9 14 (4.33%) AppDynamics
9 14 (4.33%) MKS
10 11 (3.41%) Oracle
11 8 (2.48%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.55%) Dynatrace
13 2 (0.62%) Kaspersky
13 2 (0.62%) Meraki
13 2 (0.62%) Qualys
13 2 (0.62%) Rackspace
14 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
14 1 (0.31%) Cloudera
14 1 (0.31%) Greenplum