Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 564 597 731
Rank change year-on-year +33 +134 +31
Contract jobs citing Packer 295 301 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.30% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.21% 2.31% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 201 74
UK median daily rate £565 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.62% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £450 £363 £400
90th Percentile £650 £660 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £485 £425
% change year-on-year +13.40% +14.12% -
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 13,319 13,028 9,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.68% 13.06% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,853 8,660 6,535
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £269
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 320 227
UK median hourly rate £20.33 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -2.56% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +27 273 £565 +7.62% 14
UK excluding London +40 144 £550 +13.40% 12
London +4 137 £575 +4.55% 8
North of England +69 84 £550 +45.70% 3
North West +43 40 £600 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +46 31 £550 +15.79% 1
Scotland +41 18 £575 +43.75% 4
Midlands +30 18 £525 +2.44% 3
South East -14 17 £531 +6.25%
North East -1 13 £523 +39.33% 1
West Midlands +14 10 £575 +22.67% 3
East Midlands +33 8 £525 -
South West -31 7 £538 +9.14%
Wales - 1 £625 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 288 (97.63%) Terraform
2 270 (91.53%) DevOps
3 210 (71.19%) Amazon AWS
4 190 (64.41%) Docker
5 176 (59.66%) Jenkins
6 172 (58.31%) Linux
7 161 (54.58%) Kubernetes
8 146 (49.49%) Puppet
9 144 (48.81%) Ansible
10 140 (47.46%) Python
11 121 (41.02%) Git (software)
12 101 (34.24%) Bash Shell
13 90 (30.51%) Consul
14 89 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
15 79 (26.78%) Security Cleared
15 79 (26.78%) CentOS
16 75 (25.42%) SC Cleared
17 71 (24.07%) Microservices
18 70 (23.73%) JIRA
19 69 (23.39%) AWS CloudFormation
20 64 (21.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 60 (20.34%) Opscode Chef
22 59 (20.00%) Confluence
23 56 (18.98%) Infrastructure as Code
24 55 (18.64%) nginx
24 55 (18.64%) Java
25 53 (17.97%) Amazon EC2
26 52 (17.63%) Elastic Stack
27 50 (16.95%) GitLab
28 49 (16.61%) Virtual Private Cloud

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 59 (20.00%) Confluence
2 55 (18.64%) nginx
3 16 (5.42%) Apache
4 13 (4.41%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.03%) IIS
7 3 (1.02%) Lightstreamer
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 210 (71.19%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (23.39%) AWS CloudFormation
3 53 (17.97%) Amazon EC2
4 49 (16.61%) Amazon S3
4 49 (16.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 48 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 34 (11.53%) Serverless
7 33 (11.19%) Route 53
8 27 (9.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 26 (8.81%) Amazon ELB
10 25 (8.47%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (6.78%) Amazon ECS
11 20 (6.78%) Amazon EKS
12 19 (6.44%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (4.41%) OpenShift
14 10 (3.39%) GitHub
14 10 (3.39%) Slack
15 9 (3.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (2.71%) CloudFront
17 7 (2.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.61%) VPN
2 31 (10.51%) Firewall
3 28 (9.49%) HTTP
4 17 (5.76%) DNS
4 17 (5.76%) WAN
5 15 (5.08%) Network Security
6 14 (4.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (3.73%) IPsec
8 10 (3.39%) DHCP
8 10 (3.39%) SSL
9 9 (3.05%) DMZ
10 7 (2.37%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.36%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.68%) FTP
12 2 (0.68%) LAN
12 2 (0.68%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.34%) IPv4
13 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.34%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.20%) MySQL
2 31 (10.51%) MongoDB
3 25 (8.47%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (8.14%) Amazon Aurora
4 24 (8.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (7.80%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (6.10%) SQL Server
7 16 (5.42%) Relational Database
8 15 (5.08%) MariaDB
9 14 (4.75%) Hadoop
10 11 (3.73%) Big Data
11 8 (2.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (2.37%) Redis
13 5 (1.69%) BigQuery
14 4 (1.36%) Bigtable
15 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
16 2 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
16 2 (0.68%) DB2
16 2 (0.68%) Impala
16 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 176 (59.66%) Jenkins
2 121 (41.02%) Git (software)
3 70 (23.73%) JIRA
4 50 (16.95%) GitLab
5 47 (15.93%) SonarQube
6 27 (9.15%) Vagrant
7 10 (3.39%) Bitbucket
8 9 (3.05%) GoCD
9 7 (2.37%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.37%) Maven
10 6 (2.03%) RSpec
10 6 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.69%) Subversion
12 4 (1.36%) JMeter
12 4 (1.36%) Selenium
12 4 (1.36%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.02%) CircleCI
13 3 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.02%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (8.47%) Finance
2 4 (1.36%) Banking
2 4 (1.36%) Electronics
2 4 (1.36%) Games
2 4 (1.36%) Manufacturing
2 4 (1.36%) Marketing
2 4 (1.36%) Retail
2 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.34%) Billing
3 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.34%) Legal
3 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 204 (69.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 74 (25.08%) AWS DevOps
3 71 (24.07%) AWS Engineer
4 64 (21.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 29 (9.83%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (7.80%) Architect
7 19 (6.44%) Lead DevOps
8 16 (5.42%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 15 (5.08%) Senior DevOps
10 13 (4.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) Developer
11 12 (4.07%) Platform Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) AWS Architect
12 11 (3.73%) Consultant
12 11 (3.73%) Hadoop Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.39%) Network Engineer
13 10 (3.39%) Platform Architect
14 9 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.63%) Elastic Stack
2 42 (14.24%) LDAP
3 35 (11.86%) Web Services
4 21 (7.12%) RESTful
5 18 (6.10%) Node.js
6 14 (4.75%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (3.05%) Kafka
8 8 (2.71%) Middleware
8 8 (2.71%) ModSecurity
9 7 (2.37%) .NET
10 5 (1.69%) JSON
10 5 (1.69%) Sensu
10 5 (1.69%) Spring
11 4 (1.36%) LAPP Stack
12 3 (1.02%) CSS3
12 3 (1.02%) HTML5
12 3 (1.02%) J2EE
12 3 (1.02%) LAMP
12 3 (1.02%) Memcached
12 3 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.07%) BYOD
4 9 (3.05%) Cloud Native
4 9 (3.05%) PKI
5 8 (2.71%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.68%) Clustering
7 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.34%) CMDB
8 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.34%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 172 (58.31%) Linux
2 79 (26.78%) CentOS
3 64 (21.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (12.54%) Windows
5 17 (5.76%) Unix
6 16 (5.42%) Windows Server
7 13 (4.41%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.71%) Debian
9 4 (1.36%) Solaris
10 2 (0.68%) VMS
11 1 (0.34%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.34%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (91.53%) DevOps
2 89 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (24.07%) Microservices
4 56 (18.98%) Infrastructure as Code
5 37 (12.54%) Configuration Management
5 37 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (10.17%) Migration
7 27 (9.15%) Open Source
8 26 (8.81%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 25 (8.47%) Immutable Infrastructure
10 23 (7.80%) Software Engineering
11 20 (6.78%) Test Automation
12 19 (6.44%) Scrum
13 17 (5.76%) Service Management
14 16 (5.42%) Mentoring
15 15 (5.08%) ITSM
15 15 (5.08%) OWASP
16 13 (4.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 13 (4.41%) Technical Leadership
17 11 (3.73%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 140 (47.46%) Python
2 101 (34.24%) Bash Shell
3 55 (18.64%) Java
4 35 (11.86%) Ruby
5 28 (9.49%) Shell Script
6 24 (8.14%) PowerShell
7 15 (5.08%) Groovy
8 10 (3.39%) SQL
9 8 (2.71%) Go
10 7 (2.37%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.03%) C#
12 3 (1.02%) C
12 3 (1.02%) C++
12 3 (1.02%) Perl
13 2 (0.68%) PHP
14 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (26.78%) Security Cleared
2 75 (25.42%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.39%) AWS Certification
3 10 (3.39%) CCA
4 8 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.08%) NCSC
1 15 (5.08%) NIST
2 2 (0.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 190 (64.41%) Docker
2 20 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.71%) Snort
4 8 (2.71%) Squid
5 5 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.36%) vSphere
7 3 (1.02%) Varnish
7 3 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.68%) LXC
8 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.34%) Btrfs
9 1 (0.34%) iptables
9 1 (0.34%) KVM
9 1 (0.34%) QEMU
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 288 (97.63%) Terraform
2 161 (54.58%) Kubernetes
3 146 (49.49%) Puppet
4 144 (48.81%) Ansible
5 90 (30.51%) Consul
6 60 (20.34%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (11.53%) Grafana
7 34 (11.53%) Prometheus
8 16 (5.42%) HAProxy
9 13 (4.41%) Rancher
10 10 (3.39%) SCCM
11 9 (3.05%) Kibana
12 8 (2.71%) FortiGate
13 7 (2.37%) Nagios
14 6 (2.03%) Mesos
14 6 (2.03%) Salt
15 5 (1.69%) collectd
15 5 (1.69%) Fluentd
15 5 (1.69%) StatsD
16 3 (1.02%) Graphite
Vendors
1 28 (9.49%) Splunk
2 23 (7.80%) Google
3 16 (5.42%) Black Duck
4 15 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.75%) VMware
6 13 (4.41%) Citrix
6 13 (4.41%) Cloudera
7 12 (4.07%) Hortonworks
8 9 (3.05%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.71%) Dynatrace
9 8 (2.71%) New Relic
10 7 (2.37%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.69%) PagerDuty
12 4 (1.36%) SAP
13 3 (1.02%) Cisco
13 3 (1.02%) Oracle
13 3 (1.02%) SaltStack
14 2 (0.68%) F5
14 2 (0.68%) Palo Alto
14 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow