Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 427 554 588
Rank change year-on-year +127 +34 +137
Contract jobs citing Packer 109 288 320
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.12% 2.14% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 192 240
Median daily rate £520 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £412 £450 £378
90th Percentile £600 £686 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £550 £459
% change year-on-year -10.00% +19.89% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
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 5,143 13,458 13,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.08% 14.84% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,279 9,017 9,358
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £275
90th Percentile £675 £671 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 322 386
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.38 £49.13 £48.92
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.81% +4.29% +7.69%

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 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Packer in the UK

Packer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Packer over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Hourly 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 14 August 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 +135 105 £520 -9.57% 22
UK excluding London +164 52 £495 -10.00% 17
London +113 47 £550 -4.35% 5
South East +191 26 £510 -7.27% 3
North of England +55 14 £475 -13.64% 9
Work from Home -18 14 £550 +10.00% 4
North East +37 7 £495 +5.32%
East of England +85 6 £313 -48.98%
North West +59 6 £450 -18.18% 9
Midlands +84 2 £467 -18.78% 4
South West +83 2 £325 -40.91% 1
West Midlands +59 2 £467 -18.78% 2
Scotland +46 2 £525 -2.33%
Yorkshire +54 1 £475 -13.64%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 106 (97.25%) Terraform
2 95 (87.16%) Docker
3 92 (84.40%) Kubernetes
4 89 (81.65%) DevOps
5 80 (73.39%) Ansible
6 72 (66.06%) Jenkins
6 72 (66.06%) Linux
7 68 (62.39%) Python
8 63 (57.80%) AWS
9 58 (53.21%) Puppet
10 54 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (47.71%) Git (software)
12 50 (45.87%) Security Cleared
13 45 (41.28%) SC Cleared
14 44 (40.37%) Bash Shell
14 44 (40.37%) JIRA
15 41 (37.61%) GitLab
16 39 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (34.86%) Web Services
17 38 (34.86%) Java
17 38 (34.86%) Infrastructure as Code
18 34 (31.19%) GitHub
19 32 (29.36%) Amazon EC2
20 31 (28.44%) Azure
20 31 (28.44%) Opscode Chef
20 31 (28.44%) Windows
21 29 (26.61%) Configuration Management
21 29 (26.61%) CentOS
22 27 (24.77%) PowerShell
23 25 (22.94%) Confluence

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 (22.94%) Confluence
2 11 (10.09%) nginx
3 10 (9.17%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (7.34%) Jupyter
5 5 (4.59%) Apache
6 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (1.83%) Drupal
7 2 (1.83%) IIS
7 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.92%) JBoss
8 1 (0.92%) SAS
8 1 (0.92%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 63 (57.80%) AWS
2 34 (31.19%) GitHub
3 32 (29.36%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (28.44%) Azure
5 21 (19.27%) Amazon S3
6 20 (18.35%) Serverless
7 19 (17.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (17.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 18 (16.51%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (16.51%) OpenShift
9 16 (14.68%) Amazon ECS
10 13 (11.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (11.93%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (9.17%) GCP
12 5 (4.59%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (4.59%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (4.59%) AWS CodeBuild
12 5 (4.59%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (4.59%) Route 53
13 4 (3.67%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.35%) Firewall
2 16 (14.68%) Reverse Proxy
2 16 (14.68%) VLAN
3 11 (10.09%) DNS
4 9 (8.26%) SNMP
5 7 (6.42%) VPN
6 3 (2.75%) Network Security
6 3 (2.75%) SSL
7 2 (1.83%) BGP
7 2 (1.83%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.92%) Junos
8 1 (0.92%) LAN
8 1 (0.92%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.92%) Skype
8 1 (0.92%) SSH
8 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.92%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (12.84%) Big Data
3 13 (11.93%) Hadoop
3 13 (11.93%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (9.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 10 (9.17%) MySQL
5 8 (7.34%) NoSQL
6 7 (6.42%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.75%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.75%) Bigtable
7 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.92%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.92%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 72 (66.06%) Jenkins
2 52 (47.71%) Git (software)
3 44 (40.37%) JIRA
4 41 (37.61%) GitLab
5 23 (21.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (14.68%) Bitbucket
7 9 (8.26%) Artifactory
7 9 (8.26%) Vagrant
8 6 (5.50%) Spinnaker
9 5 (4.59%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.92%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.92%) Hudson
11 1 (0.92%) Mocha
11 1 (0.92%) Selenium
11 1 (0.92%) Terragrunt
General
1 19 (17.43%) Public Sector
2 17 (15.60%) Finance
3 8 (7.34%) Front Office
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) Law
5 1 (0.92%) Police
Job Titles
1 65 (59.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (15.60%) AWS Engineer
3 16 (14.68%) AWS DevOps
3 16 (14.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 10 (9.17%) Architect
4 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.17%) Python Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Administrator
6 8 (7.34%) Developer
6 8 (7.34%) DevOps Administrator
7 7 (6.42%) Cloud Administrator
8 6 (5.50%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (2.75%) DevOps Architect
10 3 (2.75%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Platform Engineer
11 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Architect
11 2 (1.83%) Network Architect
11 2 (1.83%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (34.86%) Web Services
2 18 (16.51%) RESTful
3 12 (11.01%) REST
4 11 (10.09%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (9.17%) gRPC
5 10 (9.17%) Swagger
6 8 (7.34%) Node.js
7 7 (6.42%) .NET
8 6 (5.50%) Middleware
9 5 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.75%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (1.83%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (1.83%) Ajax
11 2 (1.83%) CSS
11 2 (1.83%) CSS3
11 2 (1.83%) HTML
11 2 (1.83%) HTML5
11 2 (1.83%) LDAP
11 2 (1.83%) React Native
12 1 (0.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Derivative
1 8 (7.34%) Equities
1 8 (7.34%) Fixed Income
1 8 (7.34%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (2.75%) Cloud Native
2 3 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.83%) PKI
4 1 (0.92%) Blog
4 1 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.92%) EMC VNX
4 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (66.06%) Linux
2 31 (28.44%) Windows
3 29 (26.61%) CentOS
4 22 (20.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (17.43%) Windows Server
6 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (14.68%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.59%) Unix
9 3 (2.75%) Debian
9 3 (2.75%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.92%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (81.65%) DevOps
2 54 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (34.86%) Infrastructure as Code
5 29 (26.61%) Configuration Management
6 21 (19.27%) Microservices
7 20 (18.35%) Deployment Automation
8 17 (15.60%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 15 (13.76%) Continuous Deployment
10 13 (11.93%) Scrum
10 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
11 12 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (9.17%) Test Automation
13 8 (7.34%) Asset Management
13 8 (7.34%) Decision-Making
13 8 (7.34%) Immutable Infrastructure
13 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Automation
13 8 (7.34%) Open Source
14 7 (6.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (62.39%) Python
2 44 (40.37%) Bash Shell
3 38 (34.86%) Java
4 27 (24.77%) PowerShell
5 18 (16.51%) Go
6 16 (14.68%) Shell Script
7 14 (12.84%) C#
7 14 (12.84%) JavaScript
8 13 (11.93%) Ruby
9 9 (8.26%) SQL
10 8 (7.34%) PHP
11 6 (5.50%) Scala
12 5 (4.59%) Java 8
13 4 (3.67%) Groovy
14 2 (1.83%) C
14 2 (1.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 50 (45.87%) Security Cleared
2 45 (41.28%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.93%) CCA
4 6 (5.50%) AWS Certification
5 5 (4.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.75%) Degree
7 2 (1.83%) CCNA
8 1 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.92%) CCSP
8 1 (0.92%) CISA
8 1 (0.92%) CISM
8 1 (0.92%) CISSP
8 1 (0.92%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.92%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.92%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) NCSC
2 1 (0.92%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.92%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.92%) NIST
2 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 95 (87.16%) Docker
2 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (14.68%) vSphere
3 6 (5.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.83%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.92%) PowerDNS
6 1 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 106 (97.25%) Terraform
2 92 (84.40%) Kubernetes
3 80 (73.39%) Ansible
4 58 (53.21%) Puppet
5 31 (28.44%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (20.18%) Consul
7 20 (18.35%) Prometheus
8 18 (16.51%) Grafana
9 10 (9.17%) Istio
9 10 (9.17%) ZABBIX
10 4 (3.67%) Kibana
11 3 (2.75%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (2.75%) logstash
12 2 (1.83%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.83%) Nagios
12 2 (1.83%) Nessus
13 1 (0.92%) Graphite
13 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (15.60%) VMware
2 16 (14.68%) Atlassian
3 14 (12.84%) Cloudera
4 13 (11.93%) Hortonworks
5 12 (11.01%) Splunk
6 10 (9.17%) EMC
7 9 (8.26%) Dell
8 6 (5.50%) Cisco
8 6 (5.50%) Google
8 6 (5.50%) Zscaler
9 3 (2.75%) Axway
9 3 (2.75%) Citrix
9 3 (2.75%) F5
9 3 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.92%) Juniper
11 1 (0.92%) NetApp
11 1 (0.92%) Oracle
11 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.92%) Sony