Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 617 510 557
Rank change year-on-year -107 +47 +55
Contract jobs citing Packer 219 90 202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.53% 1.26% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 70 143
10th Percentile £469 £398 £350
25th Percentile £513 £425 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £581 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +16.10% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £675 £556 £603
90th Percentile £700 £603 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 14,327 7,161 10,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.31% 16.87% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,330 5,049 7,234
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £407 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £580 £588
90th Percentile £721 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 166 282
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.73 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.88 £16.38 £14.03
Median hourly rate £21.35 £31.75 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -32.76% +78.87% +1.43%
75th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £28.63
90th Percentile £72.00 £63.25 £47.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +37.14% -

Packer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Packer as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Packer in the UK

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Packer.

Daily rate trend for Packer in the UK

Packer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Packer over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Packer in the UK

Packer
Top 16 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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -102 171 £586 +17.20% 44
London -135 81 £613 +22.50% 20
UK excluding London -79 77 £550 +10.00% 28
Work from Home -126 60 £586 +30.22% 10
North of England -34 29 £575 +27.78% 8
North West -34 16 £625 +38.89% 6
South East -67 15 £550 +7.84% 4
Midlands - 14 £496 - 2
West Midlands - 12 £496 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £575 -
East of England - 7 £550 - 6
North East -2 5 £475 -5.00% 2
South West -46 5 £513 +3.80% 4
Wales - 4 £525 -
Scotland -56 3 £613 +19.51% 3
East Midlands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 201 (91.78%) Terraform
2 163 (74.43%) AWS
3 150 (68.49%) DevOps
4 141 (64.38%) Linux
5 127 (57.99%) Docker
6 124 (56.62%) Ansible
7 106 (48.40%) CI/CD
8 100 (45.66%) Kubernetes
9 91 (41.55%) Jenkins
10 83 (37.90%) Python
11 79 (36.07%) Git (software)
12 78 (35.62%) Configuration Management
13 72 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (31.05%) AWS CloudFormation
15 64 (29.22%) Puppet
16 61 (27.85%) Azure
17 60 (27.40%) Bash
17 60 (27.40%) Consul
18 59 (26.94%) GitLab
19 54 (24.66%) Security Cleared
20 47 (21.46%) SC Cleared
20 47 (21.46%) Infrastructure as Code
21 46 (21.00%) GCP
22 45 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
23 44 (20.09%) VMware
24 43 (19.63%) Windows
25 42 (19.18%) PowerShell
25 42 (19.18%) Elastic Stack
26 41 (18.72%) Docker Swarm
26 41 (18.72%) Social Skills

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 25 (11.42%) nginx
2 20 (9.13%) Confluence
3 17 (7.76%) Traefik
4 11 (5.02%) Tomcat
5 10 (4.57%) Apache
6 3 (1.37%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.91%) JBoss
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.46%) Drupal
8 1 (0.46%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.46%) Mule
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.46%) SAS
8 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 163 (74.43%) AWS
2 68 (31.05%) AWS CloudFormation
3 61 (27.85%) Azure
4 46 (21.00%) GCP
5 39 (17.81%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (12.79%) Serverless
6 28 (12.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 23 (10.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 17 (7.76%) GitHub
9 13 (5.94%) Amazon S3
10 10 (4.57%) Route 53
11 9 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (3.65%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (3.20%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (3.20%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (2.28%) AWS KMS
14 5 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (2.28%) IaaS
14 5 (2.28%) PaaS
15 4 (1.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.33%) DNS
2 22 (10.05%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.65%) VPN
4 7 (3.20%) Internet
5 6 (2.74%) WAN
6 5 (2.28%) HTTP
7 2 (0.91%) BGP
7 2 (0.91%) IPv4
7 2 (0.91%) LAN
7 2 (0.91%) Multicast
7 2 (0.91%) OSPF
7 2 (0.91%) SMS
7 2 (0.91%) Unicast
7 2 (0.91%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.46%) Firewall
8 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.57%) MySQL
2 7 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (3.20%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.83%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.37%) Big Data
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.91%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.91%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 91 (41.55%) Jenkins
2 79 (36.07%) Git (software)
3 59 (26.94%) GitLab
4 29 (13.24%) JIRA
5 17 (7.76%) Bitbucket
6 15 (6.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (5.94%) SonarQube
8 11 (5.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (4.11%) Artifactory
9 9 (4.11%) Vagrant
10 7 (3.20%) git-flow
11 6 (2.74%) Maven
11 6 (2.74%) Selenium
12 5 (2.28%) HP UFT
12 5 (2.28%) LoadRunner
12 5 (2.28%) VersionOne
13 4 (1.83%) RSpec
13 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.37%) Gradle
15 2 (0.91%) Apache Continuum
General
1 41 (18.72%) Social Skills
2 25 (11.42%) Finance
3 20 (9.13%) Public Sector
4 11 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 9 (4.11%) Retail
6 5 (2.28%) Banking
6 5 (2.28%) Legal
7 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.37%) Law
9 2 (0.91%) Electronics
9 2 (0.91%) Games
9 2 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.91%) Publishing
10 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.46%) French Language
10 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (42.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (14.61%) Platform Engineer
3 27 (12.33%) AWS Engineer
4 22 (10.05%) Developer
5 19 (8.68%) AWS DevOps
6 15 (6.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (5.94%) Architect
7 13 (5.94%) Senior DevOps
7 13 (5.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.11%) Consultant
10 7 (3.20%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (2.74%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (2.74%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (2.74%) Security Engineer
12 5 (2.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.28%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (2.28%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.28%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.18%) Elastic Stack
2 25 (11.42%) cloud-init
3 15 (6.85%) Node.js
4 12 (5.48%) JSON
5 10 (4.57%) Kafka
6 9 (4.11%) REST
7 7 (3.20%) GraphQL
8 5 (2.28%) React
8 5 (2.28%) YAML
9 3 (1.37%) J2EE
9 3 (1.37%) Spring
10 2 (0.91%) .NET
10 2 (0.91%) ADO
10 2 (0.91%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.91%) ARM Templates
10 2 (0.91%) Middleware
10 2 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.91%) Vaadin
11 1 (0.46%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.68%) Clustering
2 19 (8.68%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (8.22%) PKI
4 15 (6.85%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.74%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.74%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.28%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.83%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.83%) Blog
8 4 (1.83%) Industry 4.0
8 4 (1.83%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.91%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (0.91%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 141 (64.38%) Linux
2 43 (19.63%) Windows
3 40 (18.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (13.24%) CentOS
5 12 (5.48%) Ubuntu
6 11 (5.02%) Unix
7 10 (4.57%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.83%) Amazon Linux
9 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.91%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.91%) openSUSE
10 2 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.46%) Debian
11 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (68.49%) DevOps
2 106 (48.40%) CI/CD
3 78 (35.62%) Configuration Management
4 72 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (21.46%) Infrastructure as Code
6 45 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (11.87%) Microservices
8 23 (10.50%) Infrastructure Automation
9 21 (9.59%) Continuous Deployment
9 21 (9.59%) Load Balancing
10 20 (9.13%) Migration
11 18 (8.22%) Unit Testing
12 17 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (7.76%) Software Engineering
13 14 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (6.39%) Release Management
14 12 (5.48%) Data Protection
14 12 (5.48%) Scrum
15 10 (4.57%) Deployment Automation
16 9 (4.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 83 (37.90%) Python
2 60 (27.40%) Bash
3 42 (19.18%) PowerShell
4 37 (16.89%) Ruby
5 33 (15.07%) Go
6 32 (14.61%) Java
7 15 (6.85%) Perl
8 12 (5.48%) SQL
9 10 (4.57%) Groovy
10 9 (4.11%) PHP
10 9 (4.11%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.65%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.83%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.37%) C
14 2 (0.91%) C#
14 2 (0.91%) C++
14 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.46%) Bicep
15 1 (0.46%) ES6
15 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (24.66%) Security Cleared
2 47 (21.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (2.74%) Degree
4 5 (2.28%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.37%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.22%) NCSC
2 6 (2.74%) QA
3 5 (2.28%) GDPR
4 2 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 127 (57.99%) Docker
2 30 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.57%) Active Directory
4 9 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.83%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.37%) vSphere
9 1 (0.46%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 201 (91.78%) Terraform
2 124 (56.62%) Ansible
3 100 (45.66%) Kubernetes
4 64 (29.22%) Puppet
5 60 (27.40%) Consul
6 41 (18.72%) Docker Swarm
7 35 (15.98%) Prometheus
8 32 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (11.87%) Rancher
10 20 (9.13%) Istio
11 17 (7.76%) Graphite
11 17 (7.76%) HAProxy
11 17 (7.76%) linkerd
11 17 (7.76%) Podman
11 17 (7.76%) ZABBIX
12 13 (5.94%) Icinga
13 12 (5.48%) Grafana
14 5 (2.28%) Kibana
15 4 (1.83%) BladeLogic
15 4 (1.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (20.09%) VMware
2 41 (18.72%) Splunk
3 17 (7.76%) PagerDuty
4 12 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.11%) Google
6 7 (3.20%) Oracle
7 6 (2.74%) AppDynamics
7 6 (2.74%) IBM
8 5 (2.28%) Black Duck
8 5 (2.28%) Checkmarx
8 5 (2.28%) CollabNet
8 5 (2.28%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.83%) BMC
9 4 (1.83%) Citrix
9 4 (1.83%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.37%) Cisco
10 3 (1.37%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.37%) New Relic
11 2 (0.91%) Symantec