Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 2017 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
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 698 730 843
Rank change year-on-year +32 +113 +8
Contract jobs citing Packer 152 153 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.051%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.40% 1.29% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 124 52
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +13.10% +20.00%
10th Percentile £400 £377 £256
90th Percentile £611 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.17% +12.50% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 10819 11857 9713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.05% 11.03% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7581 5989
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +6.45% +4.73% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 269 348
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50% -0.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.57 £43.00 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -32.69% +28.81% +0.62%

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 23 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Packer in the UK

Packer
Top 12 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 23 September 2017. 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 +36 145 £500 +5.26% 8
London +30 102 £525 +2.44% 2
UK excluding London +26 49 £431 -4.17% 7
North of England +79 19 £425 -5.56% 2
North West +48 16 £425 - 1
South East +16 13 £475 +5.56% 4
Scotland +20 6 £365 -10.98% 1
West Midlands +24 4 - -
Midlands +9 4 - -
East of England -7 4 - -
Yorkshire +24 3 £420 -6.67% 1
South West +17 3 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Packer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Packer.

1 132 (86.84%) DevOps
2 113 (74.34%) Terraform
3 98 (64.47%) Linux
4 93 (61.18%) Amazon AWS
5 89 (58.55%) Python
6 84 (55.26%) Jenkins
7 79 (51.97%) Ansible
8 78 (51.32%) Docker
9 75 (49.34%) Puppet
10 67 (44.08%) Configuration Management
11 60 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (36.18%) Opscode Chef
13 48 (31.58%) Java
14 44 (28.95%) Kubernetes
15 43 (28.29%) Consul
15 43 (28.29%) Ruby
16 40 (26.32%) CentOS
17 39 (25.66%) Bash Shell
17 39 (25.66%) Finance
18 36 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (23.03%) Red Hat
20 33 (21.71%) Git (software)
21 31 (20.39%) Perl
22 27 (17.76%) Ubuntu
23 26 (17.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 25 (16.45%) AWS CloudFormation
25 21 (13.82%) Amazon EC2
25 21 (13.82%) Vagrant
26 18 (11.84%) Migration
26 18 (11.84%) Web Services

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 16 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 14 (9.21%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.55%) nginx
4 12 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.61%) Confluence
6 6 (3.95%) Apache Spark
6 6 (3.95%) Jetty
7 5 (3.29%) Apache
7 5 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.32%) JBoss
8 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (61.18%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (16.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 21 (13.82%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (9.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (9.21%) Amazon ELB
6 13 (8.55%) Amazon S3
7 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (5.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (4.61%) IaaS
11 6 (3.95%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (3.95%) CloudFront
11 6 (3.95%) Google Container Engine
12 5 (3.29%) OpenShift
13 4 (2.63%) PaaS
13 4 (2.63%) Route 53
13 4 (2.63%) Sumo Logic
14 3 (1.97%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (1.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) Firewall
2 3 (1.97%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (1.97%) PCoIP
3 1 (0.66%) DNS
3 1 (0.66%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.66%) SMS
3 1 (0.66%) SSL
3 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.18%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (9.21%) MySQL
4 11 (7.24%) NoSQL
4 11 (7.24%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.63%) Big Data
6 4 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.32%) Redis
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (55.26%) Jenkins
2 33 (21.71%) Git (software)
3 21 (13.82%) Vagrant
4 12 (7.89%) Artifactory
5 10 (6.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (6.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (5.92%) Gradle
6 9 (5.92%) Maven
7 8 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 8 (5.26%) GitLab
8 7 (4.61%) JIRA
9 6 (3.95%) Ant
10 5 (3.29%) GoCD
11 4 (2.63%) Hudson
11 4 (2.63%) JMeter
11 4 (2.63%) Selenium
12 1 (0.66%) RSpec
12 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (25.66%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Front Office
3 7 (4.61%) Publishing
4 6 (3.95%) Banking
5 3 (1.97%) Electronics
5 3 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.97%) Marketing
5 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
6 1 (0.66%) Games
6 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (59.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (26.32%) AWS DevOps
3 33 (21.71%) AWS Engineer
4 26 (17.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 23 (15.13%) Linux Engineer
6 17 (11.18%) Architect
7 15 (9.87%) AWS Architect
7 15 (9.87%) Cloud Architect
7 15 (9.87%) Senior DevOps
8 13 (8.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 12 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (7.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 12 (7.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 11 (7.24%) DevOps Architect
10 11 (7.24%) Web Architect
11 7 (4.61%) Consultant
12 6 (3.95%) DBA
12 6 (3.95%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (3.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.84%) Web Services
2 17 (11.18%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (9.87%) Node.js
4 10 (6.58%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (5.92%) LEMP Stack
6 6 (3.95%) Middleware
6 6 (3.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (3.95%) Servlets
7 4 (2.63%) Kafka
7 4 (2.63%) LAMP
8 3 (1.97%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (1.32%) .NET
9 2 (1.32%) JSON
10 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.66%) gRPC
10 1 (0.66%) OAuth
10 1 (0.66%) OpenID
10 1 (0.66%) Spring
10 1 (0.66%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.66%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.63%) Digital Media
2 4 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.66%) PKI
5 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 98 (64.47%) Linux
2 40 (26.32%) CentOS
3 27 (17.76%) Ubuntu
4 26 (17.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (11.18%) Unix
6 11 (7.24%) Debian
7 10 (6.58%) Windows
8 6 (3.95%) CoreOS
8 6 (3.95%) Fedora
9 3 (1.97%) VMS
10 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.32%) Solaris
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (86.84%) DevOps
2 67 (44.08%) Configuration Management
3 60 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (11.84%) Migration
6 16 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (9.87%) Asset Management
7 15 (9.87%) Open Source
8 14 (9.21%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.58%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (5.92%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.26%) Build Automation
11 8 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (5.26%) Demand Forecasting
11 8 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (4.61%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (4.61%) Test Automation
12 7 (4.61%) Web Development
13 6 (3.95%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 89 (58.55%) Python
2 48 (31.58%) Java
3 43 (28.29%) Ruby
4 39 (25.66%) Bash Shell
5 31 (20.39%) Perl
6 17 (11.18%) Shell Script
7 15 (9.87%) Scala
8 13 (8.55%) Bourne shell
8 13 (8.55%) Korn
9 12 (7.89%) JavaScript
10 8 (5.26%) Go
11 5 (3.29%) PHP
11 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.63%) SQL
13 3 (1.97%) C++
14 2 (1.32%) Groovy
15 1 (0.66%) C#
15 1 (0.66%) Clojure
15 1 (0.66%) C-shell
15 1 (0.66%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.24%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.63%) Degree
4 4 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) GCP
1 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (51.32%) Docker
2 12 (7.89%) KVM
3 11 (7.24%) LXC
4 8 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.95%) Corosync
6 4 (2.63%) HDFS
7 3 (1.97%) Squid
7 3 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
8 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.32%) Xen
9 1 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 113 (74.34%) Terraform
2 79 (51.97%) Ansible
3 75 (49.34%) Puppet
4 55 (36.18%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (28.95%) Kubernetes
6 43 (28.29%) Consul
7 7 (4.61%) Prometheus
8 6 (3.95%) Data Guard
8 6 (3.95%) Pacemaker
9 5 (3.29%) Kibana
9 5 (3.29%) Nagios
9 5 (3.29%) Salt
10 4 (2.63%) logstash
10 4 (2.63%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (1.97%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (1.97%) rkt
11 3 (1.97%) Sysdig
12 2 (1.32%) Icinga
12 2 (1.32%) Rancher
Vendors
1 35 (23.03%) Red Hat
2 16 (10.53%) Google
3 12 (7.89%) Oracle
4 8 (5.26%) VMware
5 6 (3.95%) Cisco
6 4 (2.63%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.63%) WSO2
7 3 (1.97%) ForgeRock
7 3 (1.97%) New Relic
7 3 (1.97%) SAP
8 2 (1.32%) Dell
8 2 (1.32%) Splunk
9 1 (0.66%) Adobe
9 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.66%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.66%) hybris
9 1 (0.66%) RedGate
9 1 (0.66%) Sage
9 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.66%) Sun