Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 538 594 691
Rank change year-on-year +56 +97 +60
Contract jobs citing Packer 187 294 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.90% 2.04% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 216 147
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £350 £425 £406
90th Percentile £644 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -3.55%
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 9,821 14,403 12,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.44% 14.64% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,567 9,605 8,257
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £310 £270
90th Percentile £675 £656 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 358 278
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% +1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.93 £47.83 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.25% -16.66%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +62 180 £550 - 56
London +70 112 £550 -4.35% 33
UK excluding London +62 73 £550 +4.76% 24
North of England +31 40 £488 -7.10% 7
North West +19 17 £563 +1.12% 4
North East +25 13 £340 -32.00% 1
South East +58 11 £550 - 5
Yorkshire +41 10 £350 -30.00% 2
South West +34 6 £400 -21.95% 2
Scotland +27 6 £550 +25.71% 1
Midlands +51 5 £450 -14.29% 7
East Midlands +35 5 £450 -14.29% 2
East of England +36 4 £631 +35.75% 2
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 169 (90.37%) Terraform
2 156 (83.42%) DevOps
3 125 (66.84%) Docker
4 112 (59.89%) AWS
5 108 (57.75%) Jenkins
6 104 (55.61%) Kubernetes
7 101 (54.01%) Ansible
7 101 (54.01%) Linux
8 87 (46.52%) Git (software)
9 86 (45.99%) Python
9 86 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (39.57%) JIRA
11 70 (37.43%) Security Cleared
12 62 (33.16%) SC Cleared
13 60 (32.09%) Confluence
14 59 (31.55%) Puppet
15 51 (27.27%) Azure
16 48 (25.67%) Java
17 47 (25.13%) Configuration Management
18 43 (22.99%) Amazon EC2
18 43 (22.99%) nginx
19 42 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (21.39%) Consul
21 39 (20.86%) Microservices
22 38 (20.32%) PowerShell
22 38 (20.32%) Infrastructure as Code
23 37 (19.79%) Elastic Stack
23 37 (19.79%) Windows
24 34 (18.18%) Public Sector
25 31 (16.58%) Web Services

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 60 (32.09%) Confluence
2 43 (22.99%) nginx
3 24 (12.83%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.21%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.67%) Apache
6 3 (1.60%) IIS
6 3 (1.60%) JBoss
7 2 (1.07%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.53%) Drupal
8 1 (0.53%) Jetty
8 1 (0.53%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.53%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Maximo
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 112 (59.89%) AWS
2 51 (27.27%) Azure
3 43 (22.99%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (15.51%) Serverless
5 23 (12.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 23 (12.30%) AWS Lambda
6 22 (11.76%) Amazon S3
7 19 (10.16%) GitHub
8 17 (9.09%) Route 53
9 16 (8.56%) GCP
10 14 (7.49%) Amazon ECS
11 13 (6.95%) Datadog
12 12 (6.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (6.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (5.35%) CloudFront
15 9 (4.81%) OpenShift
16 8 (4.28%) AWS CodeDeploy
16 8 (4.28%) AWS CodePipeline
17 7 (3.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.56%) VPN
2 10 (5.35%) Firewall
3 5 (2.67%) HTTP
4 3 (1.60%) DNS
4 3 (1.60%) DSL
5 2 (1.07%) Internet
5 2 (1.07%) X.509
6 1 (0.53%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.53%) SSH
6 1 (0.53%) SSL
6 1 (0.53%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.90%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (7.49%) Big Data
3 13 (6.95%) Hadoop
4 12 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.81%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (4.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (4.28%) MySQL
7 6 (3.21%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.67%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.60%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.07%) BigQuery
11 2 (1.07%) Data Lake
11 2 (1.07%) Redis
12 1 (0.53%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.53%) Bigtable
12 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 108 (57.75%) Jenkins
2 87 (46.52%) Git (software)
3 74 (39.57%) JIRA
4 23 (12.30%) Bitbucket
4 23 (12.30%) GitLab
5 15 (8.02%) SonarQube
5 15 (8.02%) Vagrant
6 12 (6.42%) TeamCity
7 11 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.14%) Bitbucket Server
8 4 (2.14%) CircleCI
8 4 (2.14%) RSpec
9 3 (1.60%) MSI
10 2 (1.07%) Maven
10 2 (1.07%) Mocha
10 2 (1.07%) Selenium
11 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.53%) Gradle
11 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (18.18%) Public Sector
2 16 (8.56%) Finance
3 4 (2.14%) Billing
3 4 (2.14%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Games
5 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 118 (63.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (12.83%) AWS Engineer
3 21 (11.23%) AWS DevOps
4 20 (10.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 13 (6.95%) Consultant
6 12 (6.42%) Administrator
6 12 (6.42%) DevOps Administrator
7 11 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
7 11 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Developer
9 9 (4.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) DevOps Consultant
10 8 (4.28%) Platform Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Operations Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Azure DevOps
12 6 (3.21%) Cloud Administrator
12 6 (3.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 5 (2.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.79%) Elastic Stack
2 31 (16.58%) Web Services
3 10 (5.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (3.21%) Middleware
4 6 (3.21%) Node.js
4 6 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.14%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (1.60%) Lambda Expressions
6 3 (1.60%) Spring
7 2 (1.07%) .NET
7 2 (1.07%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.07%) EJB
7 2 (1.07%) REST
8 1 (0.53%) Aurelia
8 1 (0.53%) CSS3
8 1 (0.53%) Kafka
8 1 (0.53%) React
8 1 (0.53%) React Native
8 1 (0.53%) RESTful
8 1 (0.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.35%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (4.81%) Cloud Native
2 9 (4.81%) Private Cloud
2 9 (4.81%) Public Cloud
3 8 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.21%) PKI
5 4 (2.14%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.53%) Eurex
7 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (54.01%) Linux
2 37 (19.79%) Windows
3 16 (8.56%) CentOS
4 15 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.49%) Ubuntu
5 14 (7.49%) Unix
6 12 (6.42%) Debian
6 12 (6.42%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.60%) DC/OS
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) Fedora
8 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (83.42%) DevOps
2 86 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (25.13%) Configuration Management
4 42 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (20.86%) Microservices
6 38 (20.32%) Infrastructure as Code
7 25 (13.37%) Test Automation
8 20 (10.70%) Dashboard Development
9 19 (10.16%) Workflow
10 16 (8.56%) Software Engineering
11 15 (8.02%) Scrum
12 14 (7.49%) Open Source
13 13 (6.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 13 (6.95%) Immutable Infrastructure
14 12 (6.42%) BDD
14 12 (6.42%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 12 (6.42%) Technical Leadership
15 11 (5.88%) Migration
16 10 (5.35%) Mentoring
17 9 (4.81%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 86 (45.99%) Python
2 48 (25.67%) Java
3 38 (20.32%) PowerShell
4 30 (16.04%) Bash Shell
5 27 (14.44%) Groovy
6 22 (11.76%) Ruby
7 20 (10.70%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.35%) C++
8 10 (5.35%) Perl
9 9 (4.81%) C
10 6 (3.21%) SQL
11 5 (2.67%) Go
11 5 (2.67%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.60%) PHP
13 2 (1.07%) C#
13 2 (1.07%) ES6
14 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 70 (37.43%) Security Cleared
2 62 (33.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.35%) AWS Certification
4 6 (3.21%) CCA
5 5 (2.67%) Degree
6 3 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.60%) SLA
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 125 (66.84%) Docker
2 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.14%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.53%) KVM
4 1 (0.53%) Varnish
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 169 (90.37%) Terraform
2 104 (55.61%) Kubernetes
3 101 (54.01%) Ansible
4 59 (31.55%) Puppet
5 40 (21.39%) Consul
6 29 (15.51%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (10.16%) Prometheus
8 15 (8.02%) Kibana
9 14 (7.49%) logstash
9 14 (7.49%) Nagios
10 13 (6.95%) Istio
11 9 (4.81%) Grafana
12 6 (3.21%) Salt
13 5 (2.67%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (2.14%) Rancher
15 3 (1.60%) Fluentd
16 2 (1.07%) Cobbler
16 2 (1.07%) ZABBIX
17 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
17 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (11.23%) Splunk
2 13 (6.95%) Cloudera
2 13 (6.95%) Red Hat
3 12 (6.42%) New Relic
4 11 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.35%) Google
6 8 (4.28%) VMware
7 6 (3.21%) Atlassian
7 6 (3.21%) Axway
7 6 (3.21%) Hortonworks
8 4 (2.14%) Black Duck
8 4 (2.14%) Ping Identity
9 3 (1.60%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.60%) Sony
10 2 (1.07%) Mercator
10 2 (1.07%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.53%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.53%) Trayport