Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 715 725 851
Rank change year-on-year +10 +126 -10
Contract jobs citing Packer 181 161 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.55% 1.39% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 112 36
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.48% +13.70%
10th Percentile £406 £401 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £485 £400
% change year-on-year -9.79% +21.25% +11.89%
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 11655 11610 9836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.06% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7885 7436 6009
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -3.43%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -25.58% +12.98% -5.13%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +19 170 £500 - 26
London +29 121 £531 +3.66% 13
UK excluding London +16 60 £438 -9.79% 14
North of England +68 26 £433 -3.89% 7
North West +47 21 £433 -13.50% 3
Scotland +8 11 £441 +7.62% 1
South East -14 10 £488 +8.33% 2
Midlands +23 5 £488 +0.52% 3
East of England - 5 £500 - 1
West Midlands +13 4 - - 2
Yorkshire +19 3 £420 -6.67% 3
South West -5 3 - -
North East +63 2 £406 -18.75% 1
East Midlands -2 1 £488 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Packer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Packer.

1 156 (86.19%) DevOps
2 140 (77.35%) Terraform
3 121 (66.85%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (61.33%) Linux
4 111 (61.33%) Python
5 104 (57.46%) Jenkins
6 100 (55.25%) Docker
7 94 (51.93%) Puppet
8 88 (48.62%) Ansible
9 70 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (38.12%) Configuration Management
10 69 (38.12%) Opscode Chef
11 64 (35.36%) Kubernetes
12 58 (32.04%) Java
13 55 (30.39%) Ruby
14 51 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (24.31%) Bash Shell
16 43 (23.76%) Git (software)
16 43 (23.76%) Finance
17 41 (22.65%) Consul
18 40 (22.10%) CentOS
19 34 (18.78%) Web Services
20 33 (18.23%) Perl
21 31 (17.13%) AWS CloudFormation
22 30 (16.57%) Ubuntu
23 28 (15.47%) Amazon S3
24 26 (14.36%) Amazon EC2
24 26 (14.36%) Vagrant
25 25 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
26 24 (13.26%) Open Source

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 14 (7.73%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (6.08%) nginx
2 11 (6.08%) OpenStack
3 10 (5.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (5.52%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.42%) Confluence
5 6 (3.31%) Jetty
6 5 (2.76%) Apache
7 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.10%) JBoss
7 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 121 (66.85%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (17.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 28 (15.47%) Amazon S3
4 26 (14.36%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (10.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (8.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (6.08%) Serverless
9 10 (5.52%) CloudFront
9 10 (5.52%) OpenShift
9 10 (5.52%) Route 53
10 9 (4.97%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (3.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (3.87%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (3.31%) Datadog
12 6 (3.31%) Google Container Engine
13 5 (2.76%) GitHub
13 5 (2.76%) IaaS
13 5 (2.76%) PaaS
14 4 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.18%) Firewall
2 4 (2.21%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.66%) PCoIP
4 2 (1.10%) HTTP
4 2 (1.10%) LAN
4 2 (1.10%) LDAP
4 2 (1.10%) Network Security
4 2 (1.10%) SAN
4 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.10%) WAN
4 2 (1.10%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.55%) SMS
5 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.50%) MySQL
2 18 (9.94%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (9.94%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.18%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.63%) MongoDB
5 11 (6.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (3.31%) Neo4j
8 5 (2.76%) Big Data
9 4 (2.21%) Redis
10 3 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.66%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.10%) Hazelcast
11 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 104 (57.46%) Jenkins
2 43 (23.76%) Git (software)
3 26 (14.36%) Vagrant
4 18 (9.94%) GitLab
5 15 (8.29%) Bitbucket
6 14 (7.73%) JIRA
7 12 (6.63%) Artifactory
7 12 (6.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (6.08%) Maven
8 11 (6.08%) TeamCity
9 8 (4.42%) SonarQube
9 8 (4.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (3.87%) Gradle
11 5 (2.76%) GoCD
11 5 (2.76%) Hudson
11 5 (2.76%) Selenium
12 4 (2.21%) Babel
12 4 (2.21%) gulp
12 4 (2.21%) JMeter
12 4 (2.21%) webpack
General
1 43 (23.76%) Finance
2 11 (6.08%) Front Office
3 10 (5.52%) Banking
4 7 (3.87%) Retail
5 5 (2.76%) Publishing
6 4 (2.21%) Games
7 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.10%) Advertising
8 2 (1.10%) Electronics
8 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.10%) Marketing
8 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.55%) Automotive
9 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (59.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (26.52%) AWS DevOps
3 34 (18.78%) AWS Engineer
4 29 (16.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 24 (13.26%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (12.15%) Senior DevOps
7 20 (11.05%) Architect
8 19 (10.50%) AWS Architect
8 19 (10.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 17 (9.39%) Cloud Architect
10 14 (7.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 14 (7.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 12 (6.63%) Consultant
12 11 (6.08%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (6.08%) DevOps Architect
12 11 (6.08%) Web Architect
13 10 (5.52%) Developer
14 9 (4.97%) DevOps Consultant
15 6 (3.31%) Operations Engineer
15 6 (3.31%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.78%) Web Services
2 23 (12.71%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (6.63%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (6.08%) Kafka
4 11 (6.08%) Node.js
5 6 (3.31%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (3.31%) Middleware
6 4 (2.21%) Apache Cordova
6 4 (2.21%) Django
6 4 (2.21%) Ionic Framework
6 4 (2.21%) Jest
6 4 (2.21%) React
6 4 (2.21%) Redux
6 4 (2.21%) Sass
6 4 (2.21%) Servlets
6 4 (2.21%) Spring
7 3 (1.66%) LAMP
7 3 (1.66%) OAuth
8 2 (1.10%) .NET
8 2 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.42%) Client/Server
1 8 (4.42%) Computer Science
1 8 (4.42%) Public Cloud
2 6 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.21%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.21%) Social Media
4 3 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.66%) Fintech
4 3 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.66%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.10%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.10%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.55%) PKI
6 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 111 (61.33%) Linux
2 40 (22.10%) CentOS
3 30 (16.57%) Ubuntu
4 23 (12.71%) Windows
5 22 (12.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (12.15%) Unix
6 15 (8.29%) Debian
7 7 (3.87%) CoreOS
8 6 (3.31%) DC/OS
9 5 (2.76%) Windows Server
10 4 (2.21%) Android
11 3 (1.66%) VMS
11 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.10%) Solaris
13 1 (0.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (86.19%) DevOps
2 70 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (38.12%) Configuration Management
4 51 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (13.26%) Open Source
6 23 (12.71%) Migration
7 21 (11.60%) Software Engineering
8 15 (8.29%) Asset Management
8 15 (8.29%) TDD
9 14 (7.73%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (7.73%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.63%) Microservices
11 11 (6.08%) Patch Management
12 10 (5.52%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.52%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (4.97%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.97%) Security Operations
14 8 (4.42%) Demand Forecasting
14 8 (4.42%) Performance Analysis
14 8 (4.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 111 (61.33%) Python
2 58 (32.04%) Java
3 55 (30.39%) Ruby
4 44 (24.31%) Bash Shell
5 33 (18.23%) Perl
6 15 (8.29%) PowerShell
7 13 (7.18%) Bourne shell
7 13 (7.18%) Korn
8 11 (6.08%) PHP
9 10 (5.52%) Go
10 9 (4.97%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.42%) Scala
11 8 (4.42%) SQL
12 6 (3.31%) C++
12 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
13 4 (2.21%) C
13 4 (2.21%) ES6
13 4 (2.21%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.10%) Groovy
15 1 (0.55%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 14 (7.73%) Degree
2 12 (6.63%) AWS Certification
3 10 (5.52%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 7 (3.87%) CCSP
4 7 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.87%) CISM
4 7 (3.87%) CISSP
5 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) GCP
System Software
1 100 (55.25%) Docker
2 12 (6.63%) KVM
3 11 (6.08%) LXC
4 8 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.21%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.66%) vSphere
7 2 (1.10%) Firmware
7 2 (1.10%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.10%) Xen
8 1 (0.55%) HDFS
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 140 (77.35%) Terraform
2 94 (51.93%) Puppet
3 88 (48.62%) Ansible
4 69 (38.12%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (35.36%) Kubernetes
6 41 (22.65%) Consul
7 11 (6.08%) Prometheus
8 9 (4.97%) Nagios
9 7 (3.87%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (3.31%) Grafana
10 6 (3.31%) Mesos
11 5 (2.76%) Nessus
11 5 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (2.76%) OSSEC
12 4 (2.21%) Kibana
13 3 (1.66%) Icinga
13 3 (1.66%) logstash
13 3 (1.66%) Rancher
13 3 (1.66%) Salt
14 2 (1.10%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 24 (13.26%) Red Hat
2 23 (12.71%) Google
3 11 (6.08%) New Relic
3 11 (6.08%) VMware
4 7 (3.87%) Cisco
5 5 (2.76%) Intel
5 5 (2.76%) McAfee
5 5 (2.76%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.76%) Qualys
5 5 (2.76%) Sourcefire
5 5 (2.76%) Splunk
5 5 (2.76%) Symantec
5 5 (2.76%) Trend Micro
5 5 (2.76%) Tripwire
6 4 (2.21%) Black Duck
6 4 (2.21%) Capita
6 4 (2.21%) Oracle
6 4 (2.21%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.21%) WSO2
7 3 (1.66%) Atlassian