Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 572 577 729
Rank change year-on-year +5 +152 +21
Contract jobs citing Packer 227 340 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.91% 2.24% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 257 134
UK median daily rate £563 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £425 £406
90th Percentile £688 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% -7.22%
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 11,872 15,151 12,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 14.45% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,996 10,201 8,302
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.15%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £419
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.54% +4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 395 292
UK median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% - -15.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.25 £10.88
90th Percentile £49.06 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.39% -27.35%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 +40 220 £563 +2.27% 64
London +9 126 £550 - 41
UK excluding London +48 99 £563 +18.42% 25
North of England +1 45 £563 +25.00% 10
North West +8 28 £563 +21.62% 7
Midlands +68 20 £581 +5.59% 5
South East +36 13 £550 - 3
Yorkshire +20 11 £413 -17.50% 2
West Midlands +45 10 £600 +9.09% 5
East Midlands +42 10 £450 +5.88%
East of England +44 8 £631 +35.75% 1
South West +6 7 £463 -6.09% 3
Scotland +26 6 £538 +22.86% 3
North East +6 6 £600 +37.14% 1
Wales +28 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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.

1 202 (88.99%) DevOps
2 201 (88.55%) Terraform
3 160 (70.48%) AWS
4 137 (60.35%) Docker
4 137 (60.35%) Linux
5 127 (55.95%) Jenkins
6 121 (53.30%) Ansible
7 103 (45.37%) Kubernetes
8 98 (43.17%) Puppet
8 98 (43.17%) Python
9 87 (38.33%) Git (software)
10 75 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (25.99%) JIRA
11 59 (25.99%) Security Cleared
12 58 (25.55%) SC Cleared
12 58 (25.55%) Configuration Management
13 55 (24.23%) Bash Shell
13 55 (24.23%) Infrastructure as Code
14 51 (22.47%) Confluence
14 51 (22.47%) Java
14 51 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
15 49 (21.59%) Consul
16 48 (21.15%) Azure
16 48 (21.15%) Microservices
17 45 (19.82%) Opscode Chef
18 44 (19.38%) Web Services
19 41 (18.06%) Amazon EC2
20 39 (17.18%) CentOS
21 38 (16.74%) Amazon RDS
21 38 (16.74%) Windows

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 51 (22.47%) Confluence
2 37 (16.30%) nginx
3 20 (8.81%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.96%) Apache
5 7 (3.08%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.88%) JBoss
6 2 (0.88%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) Jetty
7 1 (0.44%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 160 (70.48%) AWS
2 48 (21.15%) Azure
3 41 (18.06%) Amazon EC2
4 38 (16.74%) Serverless
5 34 (14.98%) Amazon S3
6 30 (13.22%) AWS Lambda
7 27 (11.89%) GitHub
8 26 (11.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (10.57%) Route 53
10 21 (9.25%) GCP
10 21 (9.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (8.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 18 (7.93%) Amazon ECS
13 17 (7.49%) CloudFront
14 13 (5.73%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (5.73%) OpenShift
15 10 (4.41%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (3.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 8 (3.52%) AWS CodeDeploy
17 8 (3.52%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.54%) VPN
2 22 (9.69%) Firewall
3 9 (3.96%) HTTP
4 4 (1.76%) DNS
5 3 (1.32%) DSL
5 3 (1.32%) Internet
6 2 (0.88%) X.509
7 1 (0.44%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.74%) Amazon RDS
2 20 (8.81%) MySQL
3 18 (7.93%) Big Data
3 18 (7.93%) Hadoop
3 18 (7.93%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.85%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (3.08%) Amazon Aurora
8 6 (2.64%) MariaDB
9 5 (2.20%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.20%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (1.76%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.76%) SQL Server
11 3 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.32%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.88%) Bigtable
13 1 (0.44%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 127 (55.95%) Jenkins
2 87 (38.33%) Git (software)
3 59 (25.99%) JIRA
4 32 (14.10%) Vagrant
5 29 (12.78%) GitLab
6 20 (8.81%) Bitbucket
7 18 (7.93%) SonarQube
8 9 (3.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (3.52%) Maven
10 7 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.20%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.76%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (1.76%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.76%) RSpec
13 3 (1.32%) MSI
14 2 (0.88%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.88%) Snyk
14 2 (0.88%) Spinnaker
14 2 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 23 (10.13%) Finance
2 14 (6.17%) Public Sector
3 4 (1.76%) Billing
3 4 (1.76%) Retail
4 3 (1.32%) Banking
4 3 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 134 (59.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 50 (22.03%) AWS Engineer
3 37 (16.30%) AWS DevOps
4 36 (15.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 24 (10.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 22 (9.69%) Platform Engineer
7 21 (9.25%) Senior DevOps
7 21 (9.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 16 (7.05%) Administrator
8 16 (7.05%) DevOps Administrator
9 13 (5.73%) Architect
10 12 (5.29%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (4.41%) Cloud Administrator
11 10 (4.41%) Consultant
12 9 (3.96%) Azure DevOps
12 9 (3.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.96%) Developer
12 9 (3.96%) Operations Engineer
13 8 (3.52%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 7 (3.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.38%) Web Services
2 26 (11.45%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (6.61%) Node.js
4 7 (3.08%) RESTful
5 6 (2.64%) Lambda Expressions
5 6 (2.64%) LDAP
5 6 (2.64%) Middleware
6 5 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.76%) Spring
8 3 (1.32%) .NET
8 3 (1.32%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.88%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.88%) EJB
10 1 (0.44%) Aurelia
10 1 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.44%) OAuth2
10 1 (0.44%) REST
10 1 (0.44%) Servlets
10 1 (0.44%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.17%) Cloud Native
2 10 (4.41%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (3.96%) PKI
4 5 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.20%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.76%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.76%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.88%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.44%) Eurex
7 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 137 (60.35%) Linux
2 39 (17.18%) CentOS
3 38 (16.74%) Windows
4 22 (9.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (8.81%) Unix
6 15 (6.61%) Ubuntu
7 14 (6.17%) Debian
8 10 (4.41%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.88%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) Fedora
10 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (88.99%) DevOps
2 75 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (25.55%) Configuration Management
4 55 (24.23%) Infrastructure as Code
5 51 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (21.15%) Microservices
7 33 (14.54%) Software Engineering
8 19 (8.37%) Immutable Infrastructure
9 17 (7.49%) Deployment Automation
9 17 (7.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 17 (7.49%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.05%) Scrum
11 15 (6.61%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 15 (6.61%) Test Automation
12 14 (6.17%) Migration
13 13 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (5.73%) Workflow
14 12 (5.29%) Dashboard Development
15 11 (4.85%) Technical Leadership
16 10 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 98 (43.17%) Python
2 55 (24.23%) Bash Shell
3 51 (22.47%) Java
4 32 (14.10%) PowerShell
5 27 (11.89%) Ruby
6 26 (11.45%) Shell Script
7 21 (9.25%) Groovy
8 7 (3.08%) SQL
9 6 (2.64%) Go
10 5 (2.20%) C
10 5 (2.20%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.20%) Perl
10 5 (2.20%) PHP
11 3 (1.32%) C#
11 3 (1.32%) C++
11 3 (1.32%) Scala
12 1 (0.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 59 (25.99%) Security Cleared
2 58 (25.55%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.05%) AWS Certification
4 11 (4.85%) CCA
5 6 (2.64%) Degree
6 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.96%) QA
2 6 (2.64%) NCSC
2 6 (2.64%) NIST
3 5 (2.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 137 (60.35%) Docker
2 5 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.32%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.44%) KVM
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 201 (88.55%) Terraform
2 121 (53.30%) Ansible
3 103 (45.37%) Kubernetes
4 98 (43.17%) Puppet
5 49 (21.59%) Consul
6 45 (19.82%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (8.81%) Prometheus
8 13 (5.73%) Grafana
8 13 (5.73%) Salt
9 10 (4.41%) Kibana
10 9 (3.96%) Nagios
11 7 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (3.08%) Rancher
12 6 (2.64%) logstash
13 4 (1.76%) Istio
14 3 (1.32%) Fluentd
15 2 (0.88%) Cobbler
15 2 (0.88%) Graphite
15 2 (0.88%) Opsview
15 2 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (11.01%) Splunk
2 18 (7.93%) Cloudera
3 17 (7.49%) Google
4 16 (7.05%) Red Hat
5 12 (5.29%) Atlassian
6 11 (4.85%) Hortonworks
6 11 (4.85%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.41%) Ping Identity
8 7 (3.08%) Black Duck
8 7 (3.08%) VMware
9 5 (2.20%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.76%) New Relic
11 3 (1.32%) Axway
11 3 (1.32%) Oracle
12 2 (0.88%) Mashery
12 2 (0.88%) Mercator
13 1 (0.44%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.44%) CQG
13 1 (0.44%) Palo Alto
13 1 (0.44%) Reuters