Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 542 592 717
Rank change year-on-year +50 +125 +49
Contract jobs citing Packer 276 319 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.14% 2.28% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 237 102
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £446 £391 £400
90th Percentile £699 £665 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £455 £431
% change year-on-year +20.88% +5.51% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK 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 12,927 14,011 11,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.80% 13.74% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,691 9,413 7,485
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
10th Percentile £284 £285 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 387 265
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% +3.89% -25.86%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.15 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.36 £47.00 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.30 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +16.01% +0.72% -35.65%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 +45 262 £575 +9.52% 63
London +42 141 £575 +4.55% 34
UK excluding London +56 131 £550 +20.88% 30
North of England +24 66 £550 +29.41% 8
North West +30 33 £575 +24.32% 3
Midlands +57 21 £563 +9.76% 6
Yorkshire +32 21 £513 -2.38% 3
South East +7 15 £550 +10.00% 8
Scotland +41 14 £575 +43.75%
West Midlands +41 12 £599 +16.88% 5
North East +3 12 £470 +25.33% 2
East Midlands +26 9 £506 +6.58% 1
East of England +37 8 £631 - 3
South West -22 8 £538 +9.14% 4

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 252 (91.30%) Terraform
2 241 (87.32%) DevOps
3 200 (72.46%) AWS
4 170 (61.59%) Linux
5 165 (59.78%) Docker
6 152 (55.07%) Ansible
7 148 (53.62%) Jenkins
8 141 (51.09%) Puppet
9 114 (41.30%) Kubernetes
10 110 (39.86%) Python
11 108 (39.13%) Git (software)
12 90 (32.61%) Bash Shell
13 85 (30.80%) Consul
14 73 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
15 63 (22.83%) Infrastructure as Code
16 61 (22.10%) Microservices
16 61 (22.10%) CentOS
17 60 (21.74%) SC Cleared
17 60 (21.74%) Security Cleared
17 60 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
18 58 (21.01%) JIRA
19 57 (20.65%) Configuration Management
20 52 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
21 51 (18.48%) AWS CloudFormation
22 50 (18.12%) Confluence
23 45 (16.30%) Azure
23 45 (16.30%) VPN
23 45 (16.30%) Java
24 41 (14.86%) Windows
24 41 (14.86%) nginx

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 50 (18.12%) Confluence
2 41 (14.86%) nginx
3 18 (6.52%) Apache
4 11 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (3.26%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.45%) IIS
7 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.72%) Lightstreamer
9 1 (0.36%) Jetty
9 1 (0.36%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 200 (72.46%) AWS
2 51 (18.48%) AWS CloudFormation
3 45 (16.30%) Azure
4 39 (14.13%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (13.77%) Amazon S3
6 31 (11.23%) Serverless
7 28 (10.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (9.78%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (9.78%) Route 53
9 26 (9.42%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (8.70%) GCP
11 21 (7.61%) Amazon ECS
12 19 (6.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (6.52%) CloudFront
14 17 (6.16%) GitHub
15 15 (5.43%) Amazon EKS
16 13 (4.71%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (2.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 7 (2.54%) OpenShift
18 6 (2.17%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 45 (16.30%) VPN
2 39 (14.13%) Firewall
3 15 (5.43%) Network Security
3 15 (5.43%) WAN
4 14 (5.07%) HTTP
4 14 (5.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.45%) DNS
6 3 (1.09%) DSL
6 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.72%) DMZ
7 2 (0.72%) Internet
8 1 (0.36%) 3G
8 1 (0.36%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.41%) Amazon RDS
2 32 (11.59%) MySQL
3 21 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 18 (6.52%) Amazon Aurora
5 18 (6.52%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (4.71%) MariaDB
8 12 (4.35%) Hadoop
8 12 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 11 (3.99%) Big Data
10 7 (2.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (2.17%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.45%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.45%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.09%) Redis
14 2 (0.72%) BigQuery
15 1 (0.36%) Amazon Athena
15 1 (0.36%) Bigtable
15 1 (0.36%) Impala
Development Applications
1 148 (53.62%) Jenkins
2 108 (39.13%) Git (software)
3 58 (21.01%) JIRA
4 38 (13.77%) Vagrant
5 34 (12.32%) GitLab
6 30 (10.87%) SonarQube
7 15 (5.43%) Bitbucket
8 13 (4.71%) Maven
9 9 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (2.54%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.45%) CircleCI
13 3 (1.09%) GoCD
13 3 (1.09%) JMeter
13 3 (1.09%) Selenium
13 3 (1.09%) Travis CI
14 2 (0.72%) MSI
14 2 (0.72%) Snyk
14 2 (0.72%) Subversion
14 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (8.70%) Finance
2 12 (4.35%) Public Sector
3 5 (1.81%) Games
4 4 (1.45%) Billing
4 4 (1.45%) Retail
5 3 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Military
6 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 160 (57.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 65 (23.55%) AWS Engineer
3 52 (18.84%) AWS DevOps
4 48 (17.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 31 (11.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 29 (10.51%) Architect
7 27 (9.78%) Platform Engineer
8 17 (6.16%) Senior DevOps
9 16 (5.80%) Consultant
9 16 (5.80%) Developer
9 16 (5.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 15 (5.43%) Lead DevOps
11 12 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (4.35%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.62%) AWS Architect
13 10 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
13 10 (3.62%) DevOps Consultant
13 10 (3.62%) Platform Architect
14 9 (3.26%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.68%) Elastic Stack
2 32 (11.59%) Web Services
3 29 (10.51%) LDAP
4 23 (8.33%) Node.js
5 13 (4.71%) RESTful
6 9 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (2.90%) Middleware
8 7 (2.54%) .NET
9 6 (2.17%) Lambda Expressions
10 5 (1.81%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (1.45%) Spring
12 3 (1.09%) JSON
12 3 (1.09%) LAMP
12 3 (1.09%) Sensu
12 3 (1.09%) Servlets
13 2 (0.72%) CSS3
13 2 (0.72%) HTML5
13 2 (0.72%) Memcached
13 2 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.97%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.35%) BYOD
3 11 (3.99%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.54%) PKI
5 6 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.72%) Online Gambling
8 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.36%) Eurex
9 1 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 170 (61.59%) Linux
2 61 (22.10%) CentOS
3 41 (14.86%) Windows
4 39 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.71%) Ubuntu
6 12 (4.35%) Unix
7 6 (2.17%) Debian
8 5 (1.81%) Solaris
8 5 (1.81%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.36%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.36%) Fedora
9 1 (0.36%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (87.32%) DevOps
2 73 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (22.83%) Infrastructure as Code
4 61 (22.10%) Microservices
5 57 (20.65%) Configuration Management
6 52 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (10.87%) Migration
7 30 (10.87%) Software Engineering
8 24 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 20 (7.25%) Open Source
10 19 (6.88%) Deployment Automation
10 19 (6.88%) Immutable Infrastructure
11 18 (6.52%) Scrum
12 14 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (4.71%) OWASP
13 13 (4.71%) Test Automation
14 12 (4.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
15 11 (3.99%) Continuous Deployment
15 11 (3.99%) ITSM
15 11 (3.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (39.86%) Python
2 90 (32.61%) Bash Shell
3 45 (16.30%) Java
4 33 (11.96%) PowerShell
5 27 (9.78%) Ruby
6 22 (7.97%) Shell Script
7 18 (6.52%) Groovy
8 11 (3.99%) SQL
9 8 (2.90%) C#
9 8 (2.90%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.54%) PHP
11 5 (1.81%) Go
12 3 (1.09%) Scala
13 2 (0.72%) C
13 2 (0.72%) Perl
14 1 (0.36%) ES6
Qualifications
1 60 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 60 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.16%) AWS Certification
3 10 (3.62%) CCA
4 4 (1.45%) Degree
4 4 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.71%) NCSC
1 13 (4.71%) NIST
2 5 (1.81%) SLA
3 4 (1.45%) QA
4 2 (0.72%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 165 (59.78%) Docker
2 12 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.36%) Btrfs
5 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) KVM
5 1 (0.36%) QEMU
5 1 (0.36%) Varnish
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 252 (91.30%) Terraform
2 152 (55.07%) Ansible
3 141 (51.09%) Puppet
4 114 (41.30%) Kubernetes
5 85 (30.80%) Consul
6 60 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (7.25%) Grafana
8 15 (5.43%) Prometheus
9 12 (4.35%) Salt
10 8 (2.90%) Nagios
10 8 (2.90%) Rancher
11 6 (2.17%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.45%) SCCM
13 4 (1.45%) ZABBIX
14 3 (1.09%) Fluentd
14 3 (1.09%) Graphite
14 3 (1.09%) Kibana
14 3 (1.09%) logstash
15 2 (0.72%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 32 (11.59%) Splunk
2 19 (6.88%) Google
3 15 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.07%) Atlassian
5 13 (4.71%) Cloudera
6 12 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.62%) Hortonworks
8 8 (2.90%) Black Duck
8 8 (2.90%) Ping Identity
9 6 (2.17%) VMware
10 5 (1.81%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.45%) Citrix
11 4 (1.45%) New Relic
11 4 (1.45%) Oracle
12 3 (1.09%) Mashery
12 3 (1.09%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.09%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.72%) F5
13 2 (0.72%) Rackspace
14 1 (0.36%) ION Trading