Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 547 583 656
Rank change year-on-year +36 +73 +94
Contract jobs citing Packer 151 304 249
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.68% 2.13% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 217 183
Median daily rate £550 £563 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +7.24% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £439 £408
90th Percentile £606 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £550 £495
% change year-on-year -20.91% +11.11% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 8,987 14,305 13,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.32% 14.70% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,868 9,562 8,751
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £270
90th Percentile £663 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 351 281
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +6.86% -13.58%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £11.61
90th Percentile £48.25 £48.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +12.90% -20.51%

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 30 March 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 30 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Packer in the UK

Packer
Top 13 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 30 March 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 +26 142 £550 -4.35% 45
London +87 91 £550 -4.35% 21
UK excluding London +55 57 £435 -20.91% 29
North of England +16 29 £450 -18.18% 8
North East +16 13 £340 -32.00%
North West +9 12 £563 -6.25% 6
South East +62 11 £425 -22.73% 6
South West +34 7 £363 -29.27% 1
Scotland +17 7 £550 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire +22 4 £520 +4.05% 2
East of England - 2 £450 - 1
Work from Home - 2 £586 - 7
Wales +28 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 144 (95.36%) Terraform
2 127 (84.11%) DevOps
3 113 (74.83%) Docker
4 105 (69.54%) Kubernetes
5 95 (62.91%) Jenkins
6 91 (60.26%) Ansible
7 89 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (52.98%) Git (software)
9 78 (51.66%) AWS
9 78 (51.66%) Linux
10 73 (48.34%) JIRA
11 72 (47.68%) Security Cleared
12 71 (47.02%) Python
13 59 (39.07%) SC Cleared
14 56 (37.09%) Confluence
15 49 (32.45%) Puppet
16 42 (27.81%) Java
17 40 (26.49%) Azure
17 40 (26.49%) Public Sector
18 37 (24.50%) Infrastructure as Code
18 37 (24.50%) nginx
19 35 (23.18%) Consul
20 34 (22.52%) Amazon EC2
21 33 (21.85%) Bash Shell
22 32 (21.19%) PowerShell
23 27 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
23 27 (17.88%) Elastic Stack
24 26 (17.22%) Microservices
24 26 (17.22%) Opscode Chef
25 25 (16.56%) 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 56 (37.09%) Confluence
2 37 (24.50%) nginx
3 19 (12.58%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.97%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.65%) Apache
5 4 (2.65%) IIS
5 4 (2.65%) JBoss
6 3 (1.99%) Drupal
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.32%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Actimize
1 1 (0.66%) Maximo
1 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 78 (51.66%) AWS
2 40 (26.49%) Azure
3 34 (22.52%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (11.92%) Serverless
5 17 (11.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (7.95%) GitHub
7 11 (7.28%) Amazon ECS
7 11 (7.28%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (7.28%) Route 53
7 11 (7.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (6.62%) Datadog
8 10 (6.62%) GCP
9 9 (5.96%) Amazon S3
9 9 (5.96%) OpenShift
9 9 (5.96%) PaaS
10 7 (4.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (3.97%) IaaS
11 6 (3.97%) Stackdriver
12 5 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (3.31%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.96%) VPN
2 7 (4.64%) DNS
3 5 (3.31%) Firewall
3 5 (3.31%) HTTP
4 3 (1.99%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (1.99%) VLAN
5 2 (1.32%) BGP
5 2 (1.32%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.32%) SNMP
5 2 (1.32%) SSH
5 2 (1.32%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.32%) X.509
6 1 (0.66%) Network Security
6 1 (0.66%) SSL
6 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.95%) Big Data
2 11 (7.28%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (7.28%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.96%) Amazon Redshift
3 9 (5.96%) MySQL
3 9 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.97%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.65%) BigQuery
6 4 (2.65%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.99%) Bigtable
7 3 (1.99%) Redis
8 1 (0.66%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.66%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 95 (62.91%) Jenkins
2 80 (52.98%) Git (software)
3 73 (48.34%) JIRA
4 23 (15.23%) GitLab
5 18 (11.92%) Bitbucket
6 13 (8.61%) SonarQube
7 11 (7.28%) TeamCity
8 9 (5.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (5.30%) Vagrant
10 4 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.65%) Bitbucket Server
10 4 (2.65%) RSpec
11 3 (1.99%) Mocha
11 3 (1.99%) Selenium
12 2 (1.32%) CircleCI
12 2 (1.32%) Spinnaker
13 1 (0.66%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.66%) Hudson
13 1 (0.66%) MSI
13 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (26.49%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.64%) Finance
3 3 (1.99%) Banking
3 3 (1.99%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Police
Job Titles
1 91 (60.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (7.28%) Developer
3 9 (5.96%) Administrator
3 9 (5.96%) AWS DevOps
3 9 (5.96%) DevOps Administrator
4 8 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 8 (5.30%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (4.64%) Senior DevOps
5 7 (4.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (3.97%) Architect
6 6 (3.97%) Consultant
7 5 (3.31%) Cloud Administrator
7 5 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.31%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (2.65%) DevOps Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 4 (2.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (2.65%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (1.99%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.88%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (13.91%) Web Services
3 10 (6.62%) Middleware
4 8 (5.30%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (4.64%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (3.97%) REST
6 6 (3.97%) RESTful
7 4 (2.65%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (2.65%) Node.js
8 3 (1.99%) Ajax
8 3 (1.99%) CSS
8 3 (1.99%) CSS3
8 3 (1.99%) gRPC
8 3 (1.99%) HTML
8 3 (1.99%) HTML5
8 3 (1.99%) React Native
8 3 (1.99%) Swagger
9 2 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.32%) EJB
9 2 (1.32%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.96%) Linux Command Line
1 9 (5.96%) Public Cloud
2 8 (5.30%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.30%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.31%) Cloud Native
4 4 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.65%) PKI
5 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.66%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (51.66%) Linux
2 25 (16.56%) Windows
3 17 (11.26%) CentOS
3 17 (11.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (9.27%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.96%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.97%) Unix
7 5 (3.31%) Debian
8 3 (1.99%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.32%) DC/OS
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (84.11%) DevOps
2 89 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (24.50%) Infrastructure as Code
4 27 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (17.22%) Microservices
6 25 (16.56%) Configuration Management
7 22 (14.57%) Test Automation
8 17 (11.26%) Open Source
8 17 (11.26%) Scrum
9 15 (9.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 11 (7.28%) BDD
10 11 (7.28%) Dashboard Development
11 10 (6.62%) Immutable Infrastructure
11 10 (6.62%) Technical Leadership
12 9 (5.96%) High Availability
12 9 (5.96%) Workflow
13 8 (5.30%) Build Automation
13 8 (5.30%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 8 (5.30%) Mentoring
14 7 (4.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 71 (47.02%) Python
2 42 (27.81%) Java
3 33 (21.85%) Bash Shell
4 32 (21.19%) PowerShell
5 21 (13.91%) Ruby
6 17 (11.26%) Groovy
7 15 (9.93%) Shell Script
8 10 (6.62%) C++
9 9 (5.96%) C
9 9 (5.96%) Perl
10 8 (5.30%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.97%) Go
12 5 (3.31%) C#
13 3 (1.99%) ES6
14 2 (1.32%) PHP
14 2 (1.32%) SQL
15 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 72 (47.68%) Security Cleared
2 59 (39.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.64%) CCA
4 4 (2.65%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.99%) Degree
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 113 (74.83%) Docker
2 7 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.31%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.99%) vSphere
6 2 (1.32%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.66%) KVM
7 1 (0.66%) Varnish
7 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 144 (95.36%) Terraform
2 105 (69.54%) Kubernetes
3 91 (60.26%) Ansible
4 49 (32.45%) Puppet
5 35 (23.18%) Consul
6 26 (17.22%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (13.91%) Istio
8 14 (9.27%) logstash
9 13 (8.61%) Prometheus
10 12 (7.95%) Nagios
11 9 (5.96%) Kibana
12 7 (4.64%) Grafana
13 4 (2.65%) Rancher
13 4 (2.65%) ZABBIX
14 3 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
15 2 (1.32%) Cobbler
15 2 (1.32%) HAProxy
15 2 (1.32%) Salt
16 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
16 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (11.26%) Splunk
2 11 (7.28%) Cloudera
2 11 (7.28%) New Relic
3 9 (5.96%) Red Hat
3 9 (5.96%) VMware
4 8 (5.30%) Axway
4 8 (5.30%) Google
5 7 (4.64%) Hortonworks
6 6 (3.97%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.65%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.65%) Black Duck
7 4 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.99%) Cisco
8 3 (1.99%) EMC
8 3 (1.99%) F5
8 3 (1.99%) Sony
9 2 (1.32%) Dell
9 2 (1.32%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.32%) Ping Identity
10 1 (0.66%) LogRhythm