Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 730 758
Rank change year-on-year +155 +28 +66
Contract jobs citing Packer 301 102 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.31% 1.03% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 74 102
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £360
90th Percentile £653 £593 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +14.12% - +6.25%
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 13,017 9,888 11,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 10.89% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,647 6,537 7,249
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £602 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 226 272
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.94 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.70% -11.39% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +12.71%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +141 290 £525 +3.70% 56
London +60 174 £550 +4.76% 35
UK excluding London +74 120 £485 +14.12% 28
North of England +14 48 £378 -11.18% 8
South East +37 46 £500 +10.99% 7
North East +33 32 £375 -11.76%
North West -27 14 £675 +63.64% 7
South West - 12 £493 - 1
Midlands -3 5 £513 - 3
Scotland -36 5 £400 -11.11% 2
East of England +1 4 £550 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £469 - 3
Yorkshire -18 2 £475 +11.76% 1
East Midlands +2 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 282 (93.69%) Terraform
2 276 (91.69%) DevOps
3 255 (84.72%) Amazon AWS
4 220 (73.09%) Linux
5 207 (68.77%) Ansible
6 190 (63.12%) Docker
7 188 (62.46%) Jenkins
8 176 (58.47%) Python
8 176 (58.47%) Puppet
9 175 (58.14%) Kubernetes
10 152 (50.50%) Configuration Management
11 134 (44.52%) Opscode Chef
12 123 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
13 116 (38.54%) Windows
14 106 (35.22%) Ruby
15 102 (33.89%) Bash Shell
16 101 (33.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 96 (31.89%) Microsoft Azure
17 96 (31.89%) AWS CloudFormation
18 90 (29.90%) Java
19 83 (27.57%) Continuous Integration
20 76 (25.25%) Vagrant
21 73 (24.25%) Serverless
21 73 (24.25%) Elastic Stack
21 73 (24.25%) Splunk
22 66 (21.93%) Git (software)
23 65 (21.59%) PowerShell
24 63 (20.93%) AWS Lambda
25 60 (19.93%) Open Source
26 59 (19.60%) Security Cleared

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 28 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 24 (7.97%) Apache
3 16 (5.32%) Apache Spark
4 15 (4.98%) JBoss
4 15 (4.98%) nginx
5 12 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (3.32%) Confluence
7 7 (2.33%) Apache Pig
7 7 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.99%) IIS
8 6 (1.99%) Jetty
8 6 (1.99%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.66%) Mongrel
10 4 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.33%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.33%) Gunicorn
12 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) HipChat
1 1 (0.33%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 255 (84.72%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (31.89%) AWS CloudFormation
2 96 (31.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (24.25%) Serverless
4 63 (20.93%) AWS Lambda
5 56 (18.60%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (13.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (12.62%) Datadog
8 30 (9.97%) OpenShift
9 27 (8.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 24 (7.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 24 (7.97%) Amazon S3
11 12 (3.99%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (3.65%) GitHub
13 9 (2.99%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (2.99%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (2.33%) IaaS
16 5 (1.66%) Google App Engine
16 5 (1.66%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.99%) Firewall
2 10 (3.32%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (1.66%) HTTP
4 4 (1.33%) Internet
5 3 (1.00%) Sourcefire
6 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.66%) VPN
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) SSH
7 1 (0.33%) VLAN
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.62%) Amazon Redshift
2 30 (9.97%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (5.32%) Hadoop
4 14 (4.65%) Big Data
5 13 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.99%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.66%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.66%) MySQL
8 7 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.33%) Flink
8 7 (2.33%) HBase
9 6 (1.99%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.00%) Redis
12 2 (0.66%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 188 (62.46%) Jenkins
2 76 (25.25%) Vagrant
3 66 (21.93%) Git (software)
4 49 (16.28%) TeamCity
5 43 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (8.97%) Travis CI
7 25 (8.31%) JIRA
8 19 (6.31%) RSpec
9 18 (5.98%) Maven
9 18 (5.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (5.65%) GoCD
11 14 (4.65%) Ant
11 14 (4.65%) Artifactory
12 13 (4.32%) Selenium
13 11 (3.65%) GitLab
14 10 (3.32%) Cucumber
14 10 (3.32%) Subversion
15 7 (2.33%) Gradle
16 6 (1.99%) Bitbucket
16 6 (1.99%) JUnit
General
1 51 (16.94%) Finance
2 15 (4.98%) Banking
3 12 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.66%) Retail
5 3 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.33%) Publishing
6 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (76.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 89 (29.57%) AWS Engineer
3 84 (27.91%) AWS DevOps
4 79 (26.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 25 (8.31%) Operations Engineer
6 22 (7.31%) Senior DevOps
7 20 (6.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 19 (6.31%) Architect
9 15 (4.98%) Consultant
9 15 (4.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 14 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (4.32%) Developer
12 11 (3.65%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 11 (3.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (3.32%) AWS Architect
13 10 (3.32%) Platform Engineer
14 9 (2.99%) DevOps Consultant
15 8 (2.66%) Automation Engineer
16 7 (2.33%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (24.25%) Elastic Stack
2 46 (15.28%) Node.js
3 28 (9.30%) Web Services
4 11 (3.65%) Kafka
5 9 (2.99%) JSP
5 9 (2.99%) Struts
6 7 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.99%) LAMP
7 6 (1.99%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (1.99%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (1.66%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (1.66%) JRuby
8 5 (1.66%) OSGi
8 5 (1.66%) Servlets
9 4 (1.33%) .NET
9 4 (1.33%) Middleware
9 4 (1.33%) Sensu
9 4 (1.33%) Spring
9 4 (1.33%) Spring Boot
10 3 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.27%) Linux Command Line
2 33 (10.96%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (4.32%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.66%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.66%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.66%) Fintech
7 5 (1.66%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.33%) Blog
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.33%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.33%) Replication
11 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 220 (73.09%) Linux
2 116 (38.54%) Windows
3 101 (33.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (18.94%) CentOS
5 31 (10.30%) Unix
6 30 (9.97%) Windows Server
7 27 (8.97%) Ubuntu
8 18 (5.98%) DC/OS
9 16 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (4.32%) CoreOS
11 9 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.66%) Debian
13 5 (1.66%) Fedora
14 3 (1.00%) AIX
14 3 (1.00%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (91.69%) DevOps
2 152 (50.50%) Configuration Management
3 123 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (27.57%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (19.93%) Open Source
6 41 (13.62%) Test Automation
7 39 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
8 35 (11.63%) Migration
9 33 (10.96%) BDD
10 31 (10.30%) Software Engineering
11 30 (9.97%) High Availability
12 26 (8.64%) Scrum
13 22 (7.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (6.31%) SDLC
15 17 (5.65%) Server Monitoring
16 16 (5.32%) Mentoring
16 16 (5.32%) Microservices
17 14 (4.65%) Build Automation
17 14 (4.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 176 (58.47%) Python
2 106 (35.22%) Ruby
3 102 (33.89%) Bash Shell
4 90 (29.90%) Java
5 65 (21.59%) PowerShell
6 38 (12.62%) Go
7 37 (12.29%) Groovy
7 37 (12.29%) Perl
8 28 (9.30%) C++
9 27 (8.97%) C
10 17 (5.65%) JavaScript
10 17 (5.65%) Scala
10 17 (5.65%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.66%) SQL
12 4 (1.33%) C#
13 3 (1.00%) PHP
14 1 (0.33%) Clojure
14 1 (0.33%) Erlang
14 1 (0.33%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 59 (19.60%) Security Cleared
2 51 (16.94%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.97%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.66%) Degree
5 4 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.66%) CISM
6 2 (0.66%) CISSP
7 1 (0.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.99%) GCP
1 9 (2.99%) QA
2 8 (2.66%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.00%) GDPR
3 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 190 (63.12%) Docker
2 35 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (10.63%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (8.97%) VirtualBox
5 20 (6.64%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.32%) Active Directory
7 7 (2.33%) Apache Flume
7 7 (2.33%) HDFS
8 6 (1.99%) KVM
9 5 (1.66%) Squid
9 5 (1.66%) Xen
10 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.33%) Varnish
11 1 (0.33%) vCloud
11 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 282 (93.69%) Terraform
2 207 (68.77%) Ansible
3 176 (58.47%) Puppet
4 175 (58.14%) Kubernetes
5 134 (44.52%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (19.60%) Consul
7 39 (12.96%) Nagios
8 34 (11.30%) Salt
9 33 (10.96%) Docker Swarm
10 19 (6.31%) Rancher
11 18 (5.98%) Mesos
12 17 (5.65%) Kibana
13 13 (4.32%) logstash
13 13 (4.32%) ZABBIX
14 10 (3.32%) Prometheus
15 9 (2.99%) Graphite
16 7 (2.33%) Capistrano
16 7 (2.33%) Oozie
17 6 (1.99%) HAProxy
17 6 (1.99%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 73 (24.25%) Splunk
2 52 (17.28%) Red Hat
3 51 (16.94%) New Relic
4 43 (14.29%) VMware
5 42 (13.95%) Google
6 19 (6.31%) Oracle
7 16 (5.32%) SaltStack
8 11 (3.65%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.33%) AppDynamics
9 7 (2.33%) Citrix
9 7 (2.33%) Dynatrace
9 7 (2.33%) MKS
10 5 (1.66%) ForgeRock
10 5 (1.66%) Perforce
10 5 (1.66%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.33%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.00%) McAfee
12 3 (1.00%) Qualys
12 3 (1.00%) Symantec
12 3 (1.00%) Tripwire