Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 427 546 575
Rank change year-on-year +119 +29 +150
Contract jobs citing Packer 105 268 329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.03% 2.17% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 180 258
Median daily rate £510 £563 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £450 £413
90th Percentile £600 £688 £664
UK excluding London median daily rate £504 £563 £453
% change year-on-year -10.40% +24.31% +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 5,179 12,362 14,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 14.66% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,232 8,358 9,886
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £310 £269 £298
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 313 388
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.11 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.76% +14.89% +9.38%

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 October 2020.

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 27 October 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 +120 96 £510 -9.33% 38
UK excluding London +193 57 £504 -10.40% 30
Work from Home -76 32 £525 - 3
South East +189 31 £510 -9.33% 7
London +81 30 £550 -4.35% 10
North of England +78 14 £495 -12.00% 4
North East +40 11 £495 -7.48%
South West +109 4 £494 -10.23% 5
East of England +89 3 £313 -50.50%
Scotland +64 3 £519 +3.75% 1
Midlands +70 2 £467 -16.98% 12
West Midlands +56 2 £467 -22.10% 11
North West +50 2 £594 +5.56% 2
Yorkshire +69 1 £475 +15.15% 2

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 100 (95.24%) Terraform
2 90 (85.71%) Docker
2 90 (85.71%) DevOps
3 87 (82.86%) Kubernetes
4 74 (70.48%) Ansible
4 74 (70.48%) Python
5 72 (68.57%) Linux
6 70 (66.67%) Jenkins
7 69 (65.71%) Puppet
8 61 (58.10%) AWS
9 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (49.52%) GitLab
10 51 (48.57%) GitHub
11 50 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (44.76%) Windows
13 45 (42.86%) SC Cleared
13 45 (42.86%) Security Cleared
13 45 (42.86%) Git (software)
13 45 (42.86%) Bash Shell
14 43 (40.95%) Opscode Chef
15 42 (40.00%) Configuration Management
15 42 (40.00%) Infrastructure as Code
16 41 (39.05%) JIRA
17 40 (38.10%) CentOS
18 37 (35.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 36 (34.29%) PowerShell
20 35 (33.33%) Java
21 34 (32.38%) Firewall
21 34 (32.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 33 (31.43%) Azure

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 9 (8.57%) Confluence
2 8 (7.62%) Jupyter
3 7 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.71%) nginx
5 3 (2.86%) Apache
6 2 (1.90%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.95%) Drupal
7 1 (0.95%) SAS
7 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 61 (58.10%) AWS
2 51 (48.57%) GitHub
3 33 (31.43%) Azure
4 30 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (20.95%) Amazon S3
6 20 (19.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 19 (18.10%) Serverless
8 18 (17.14%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (16.19%) OpenShift
10 16 (15.24%) Amazon ECS
11 15 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (12.38%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (11.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (6.67%) GCP
15 6 (5.71%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (5.71%) AWS CodeBuild
15 6 (5.71%) AWS CodePipeline
16 5 (4.76%) AWS CloudTrail
17 4 (3.81%) PaaS
17 4 (3.81%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.38%) Firewall
2 29 (27.62%) Reverse Proxy
2 29 (27.62%) VLAN
3 18 (17.14%) SNMP
4 8 (7.62%) DNS
5 4 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.86%) SSL
7 2 (1.90%) Network Security
7 2 (1.90%) Skype
8 1 (0.95%) Junos
8 1 (0.95%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.95%) SSH
8 1 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.67%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (13.33%) Big Data
2 14 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (10.48%) Hadoop
4 10 (9.52%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (7.62%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.62%) MySQL
5 8 (7.62%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.76%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (3.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.86%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (2.86%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.90%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (1.90%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.90%) Bigtable
9 2 (1.90%) Cloud Spanner
9 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 70 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 52 (49.52%) GitLab
3 45 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 41 (39.05%) JIRA
5 37 (35.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (10.48%) Bitbucket
7 8 (7.62%) Artifactory
7 8 (7.62%) Vagrant
8 7 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (4.76%) Spinnaker
10 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.86%) Maven
12 2 (1.90%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.95%) GoCD
13 1 (0.95%) Gradle
13 1 (0.95%) Hudson
13 1 (0.95%) Mocha
13 1 (0.95%) Selenium
13 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Public Sector
3 8 (7.62%) Front Office
4 2 (1.90%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (65.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
3 19 (18.10%) AWS DevOps
4 18 (17.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Python Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Administrator
7 8 (7.62%) Architect
7 8 (7.62%) DevOps Administrator
8 7 (6.67%) Cloud Administrator
9 6 (5.71%) Consultant
9 6 (5.71%) Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.57%) Web Services
2 23 (21.90%) RESTful
3 20 (19.05%) Elastic Stack
4 18 (17.14%) gRPC
4 18 (17.14%) REST
4 18 (17.14%) Swagger
5 7 (6.67%) .NET
5 7 (6.67%) Node.js
6 4 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.86%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (1.90%) JSON
8 2 (1.90%) LDAP
8 2 (1.90%) Middleware
8 2 (1.90%) YAML
9 1 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.95%) Laravel
9 1 (0.95%) React
9 1 (0.95%) React Native
9 1 (0.95%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Derivative
1 8 (7.62%) Equities
1 8 (7.62%) Fixed Income
2 7 (6.67%) Cloud Native
2 7 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) iPad
4 2 (1.90%) PKI
5 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (68.57%) Linux
2 47 (44.76%) Windows
3 40 (38.10%) CentOS
4 34 (32.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (30.48%) Windows Server
6 30 (28.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (27.62%) Windows 10
8 7 (6.67%) Unix
9 3 (2.86%) Debian
9 3 (2.86%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.90%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (85.71%) DevOps
2 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 42 (40.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 29 (27.62%) Continuous Deployment
6 26 (24.76%) Microservices
7 22 (20.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (18.10%) Deployment Automation
9 17 (16.19%) Systems Engineering
10 13 (12.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
11 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Automation
13 8 (7.62%) Asset Management
13 8 (7.62%) Decision-Making
13 8 (7.62%) Mentoring
13 8 (7.62%) Scrum
13 8 (7.62%) Test Automation
14 7 (6.67%) Immutable Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 74 (70.48%) Python
2 45 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 36 (34.29%) PowerShell
4 35 (33.33%) Java
5 28 (26.67%) Go
6 20 (19.05%) C#
7 14 (13.33%) Shell Script
8 13 (12.38%) SQL
9 12 (11.43%) Ruby
10 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
11 8 (7.62%) Scala
12 5 (4.76%) Java 8
12 5 (4.76%) PHP
13 2 (1.90%) C
13 2 (1.90%) Groovy
13 2 (1.90%) Korn
14 1 (0.95%) ES6
Qualifications
1 45 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 45 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.48%) CCA
3 7 (6.67%) AWS Certification
4 6 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.90%) CCNA
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) NCSC
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 90 (85.71%) Docker
2 29 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (27.62%) vSphere
3 5 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.90%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.95%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.95%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 100 (95.24%) Terraform
2 87 (82.86%) Kubernetes
3 74 (70.48%) Ansible
4 69 (65.71%) Puppet
5 43 (40.95%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (27.62%) Prometheus
7 26 (24.76%) Grafana
8 19 (18.10%) ZABBIX
9 16 (15.24%) Consul
10 6 (5.71%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (2.86%) HAProxy
11 3 (2.86%) Kibana
12 2 (1.90%) Nagios
12 2 (1.90%) Nessus
13 1 (0.95%) Graphite
13 1 (0.95%) logstash
Vendors
1 30 (28.57%) Atlassian
2 29 (27.62%) VMware
3 19 (18.10%) Splunk
4 18 (17.14%) Dell
4 18 (17.14%) EMC
5 12 (11.43%) Cloudera
6 11 (10.48%) Hortonworks
7 7 (6.67%) Cisco
8 6 (5.71%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.71%) Zscaler
9 5 (4.76%) Google
10 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.86%) F5
12 2 (1.90%) Citrix
12 2 (1.90%) Oracle
12 2 (1.90%) Veracode
13 1 (0.95%) Ariba
13 1 (0.95%) Juniper
13 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.95%) SAP