The first table below looks at the demand for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 128 170 187
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +17
Contract jobs citing Puppet 67 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.17% 0.68% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.56% 12.47% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 24
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
494 385 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.63% 5.41% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 279 334
Average daily rate £425 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 9
Average hourly rate £18.48 £23.35 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +18.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.31 £18.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £41.65 £30.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%
Puppet
London

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Puppet across the City of London region.

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Puppet
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the City of London region.

Puppet Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Puppet also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Puppet.

1 85 (62.96%) Linux
2 83 (61.48%) DevOps
3 67 (49.63%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (42.22%) Java
5 52 (38.52%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (35.56%) Ruby
7 46 (34.07%) Python
8 44 (32.59%) Jenkins
9 39 (28.89%) Oracle
9 39 (28.89%) Git (software)
10 38 (28.15%) UNIX
10 38 (28.15%) Bash Shell
11 36 (26.67%) Finance
12 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (22.22%) Scrum
13 30 (22.22%) JIRA
14 28 (20.74%) SOA
14 28 (20.74%) Configuration Management
14 28 (20.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (20.00%) VMware
16 24 (17.78%) Perl
16 24 (17.78%) MySQL
17 23 (17.04%) Red Hat
18 22 (16.30%) SQL
19 21 (15.56%) WebLogic
19 21 (15.56%) Maven
20 20 (14.81%) Tomcat
21 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
21 19 (14.07%) Release Management
21 19 (14.07%) Amazon EC2

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Puppet also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Puppet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (15.56%) WebLogic
2 20 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 15 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 11 (8.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (7.41%) Confluence
5 10 (7.41%) Apache
6 8 (5.93%) OpenStack
7 6 (4.44%) nginx
8 5 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (2.96%) IIS
9 4 (2.96%) MQSeries
10 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.48%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.48%) CMS
11 2 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.74%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.74%) WordPress
12 1 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.07%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (5.93%) SaaS
5 7 (5.19%) PaaS
6 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.48%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.48%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) GitHub
7 2 (1.48%) IaaS
8 1 (0.74%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.74%) ElastiCache
8 1 (0.74%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.74%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) HTTP
2 8 (5.93%) SSL
3 7 (5.19%) DNS
4 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.70%) LDAP
5 5 (3.70%) Internet
6 3 (2.22%) SAN
6 3 (2.22%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.22%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.48%) AMQP
7 2 (1.48%) Firewall
7 2 (1.48%) DHCP
8 1 (0.74%) FTP
8 1 (0.74%) SMTP
8 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.74%) IPsec
8 1 (0.74%) IMAP
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.74%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.78%) MySQL
2 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
3 18 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 14 (10.37%) MongoDB
5 12 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (8.15%) Relational Database
7 9 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (5.19%) RDBMS
9 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.96%) Big Data
10 4 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.22%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (2.22%) Redis
12 2 (1.48%) HBase
12 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.48%) EDRMS
12 2 (1.48%) DTS
Development Applications
1 44 (32.59%) Jenkins
2 39 (28.89%) Git (software)
3 30 (22.22%) JIRA
4 21 (15.56%) Maven
5 17 (12.59%) Subversion
6 15 (11.11%) Mercurial
6 15 (11.11%) TeamCity
7 14 (10.37%) Ant
8 13 (9.63%) Gerrit
9 12 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (8.15%) AnthillPro
11 5 (3.70%) RSpec
11 5 (3.70%) Cucumber
12 4 (2.96%) FishEye
13 3 (2.22%) NuGet
13 3 (2.22%) JUnit
14 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
14 2 (1.48%) Selenium
14 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (1.48%) Hudson
General
1 36 (26.67%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Billing
4 4 (2.96%) Games
5 2 (1.48%) Back Office
5 2 (1.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 44 (32.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (10.37%) Developer
3 13 (9.63%) Administrator
3 13 (9.63%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (8.15%) Deployment Manager
5 9 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (6.67%) Consultant
6 6 (4.44%) Architect
6 6 (4.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) Middleware Consultant
7 5 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 5 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
7 5 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (2.96%) Java Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Software Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.22%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) Web Services
2 16 (11.85%) .NET
3 14 (10.37%) J2EE
3 14 (10.37%) HTML
3 14 (10.37%) LAMP
4 13 (9.63%) Middleware
5 10 (7.41%) HTML5
5 10 (7.41%) MCollective
6 7 (5.19%) REST
6 7 (5.19%) CSS3
6 7 (5.19%) CSS
7 6 (4.44%) JMS
7 6 (4.44%) JSON
7 6 (4.44%) RESTful
8 5 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (3.70%) WebCenter
8 5 (3.70%) SOAP
9 4 (2.96%) JSP
9 4 (2.96%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (2.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) Open Source
2 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.96%) Clustering
3 2 (1.48%) Derivative
3 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.48%) Market Risk
3 2 (1.48%) Online Games
4 1 (0.74%) Equities
4 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.74%) Replication
4 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 85 (62.96%) Linux
2 38 (28.15%) UNIX
3 28 (20.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (13.33%) Windows
5 17 (12.59%) Ubuntu
6 13 (9.63%) CentOS
7 7 (5.19%) Solaris
8 5 (3.70%) Android
8 5 (3.70%) Debian
8 5 (3.70%) SELinux
9 4 (2.96%) AIX
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.74%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (61.48%) DevOps
2 52 (38.52%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (22.22%) Scrum
5 28 (20.74%) SOA
5 28 (20.74%) Configuration Management
6 19 (14.07%) Release Management
7 12 (8.89%) ETL
7 12 (8.89%) Build Automation
8 11 (8.15%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (8.15%) OO
8 11 (8.15%) TDD
9 10 (7.41%) E-Commerce
9 10 (7.41%) BDD
10 7 (5.19%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.70%) Migration
11 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (3.70%) Data Security
11 5 (3.70%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (42.22%) Java
2 48 (35.56%) Ruby
3 46 (34.07%) Python
4 38 (28.15%) Bash Shell
5 24 (17.78%) Perl
6 22 (16.30%) SQL
7 15 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 14 (10.37%) PHP
9 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
10 8 (5.93%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.44%) Scala
11 6 (4.44%) C#
12 5 (3.70%) C
13 3 (2.22%) Bourne shell
13 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.74%) Korn
14 1 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) RHCE
4 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) CCNA
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.85%) vCloud
2 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (3.70%) KVM
5 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.48%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.48%) HDFS
6 2 (1.48%) Varnish
7 1 (0.74%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.74%) Squid
7 1 (0.74%) Xen
7 1 (0.74%) NFS
7 1 (0.74%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 67 (49.63%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (13.33%) Nagios
3 10 (7.41%) Vagrant
3 10 (7.41%) Salt
4 6 (4.44%) YUM
5 4 (2.96%) Ganglia
5 4 (2.96%) ZABBIX
5 4 (2.96%) Ansible
6 2 (1.48%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.48%) Control-M
7 1 (0.74%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.74%) Cacti
7 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.74%) logstash
Vendors
1 39 (28.89%) Oracle
2 27 (20.00%) VMware
3 23 (17.04%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.67%) IBM
5 7 (5.19%) New Relic
6 6 (4.44%) Rackspace
6 6 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.44%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.70%) HP
7 5 (3.70%) Google
8 4 (2.96%) Remedy
8 4 (2.96%) Akamai
9 3 (2.22%) Symantec
9 3 (2.22%) NetApp
9 3 (2.22%) Veritas
9 3 (2.22%) JBoss
9 3 (2.22%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.48%) WSO2
10 2 (1.48%) Cisco
10 2 (1.48%) CA
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