The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 114 248 360
Rank change year-on-year
+134 +112
Contract jobs citing Puppet 923 369 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.87% 0.79% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.17% 11.01% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 309 140
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £364
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Puppet
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4164 3353 2892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.45% 7.16% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2629 2071 1551
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 203
Average hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.42 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.68 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in England

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in England

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in England

Puppet
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Puppet Hourly Rate Trend in England

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +79 533 £450 - 59
South East +99 147 £425 +30.76% 18
Yorkshire +43 82 £363 -9.37% 6
South West +18 49 £450 +4.04% 15
North West +30 33 £450 - 4
West Midlands +20 29 £425 - 1
East of England +7 24 £475 +33.33% 3
North East - 18 £500 - 1
East Midlands - 9 £550 -
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1141 (69.62%) Linux
2 1061 (64.73%) DevOps
3 853 (52.04%) Opscode Chef
4 724 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
5 699 (42.65%) Jenkins
6 604 (36.85%) Java
7 582 (35.51%) Continuous Integration
8 572 (34.90%) Ruby
9 553 (33.74%) Configuration Management
10 492 (30.02%) Python
11 410 (25.02%) Git (software)
12 370 (22.57%) VMware
13 362 (22.09%) Red Hat
14 360 (21.96%) Apache
14 360 (21.96%) UNIX
15 346 (21.11%) Web Services
16 337 (20.56%) Scrum
17 325 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
18 320 (19.52%) Open Source
19 316 (19.28%) Bash Shell
20 308 (18.79%) Perl
21 301 (18.36%) CentOS
22 290 (17.69%) MongoDB
23 275 (16.78%) PHP
24 272 (16.60%) Nagios
25 263 (16.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 255 (15.56%) MySQL
27 245 (14.95%) Maven
28 237 (14.46%) Ansible
29 218 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 360 (21.96%) Apache
2 200 (12.20%) Tomcat
3 150 (9.15%) OpenStack
4 122 (7.44%) nginx
5 120 (7.32%) JBoss
6 107 (6.53%) Node.js
7 84 (5.13%) Confluence
7 84 (5.13%) WebLogic
8 74 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
9 57 (3.48%) WebSphere
10 47 (2.87%) Apache Solr
11 33 (2.01%) Drupal
12 26 (1.59%) IIS
13 19 (1.16%) CMS
14 18 (1.10%) Jetty
14 18 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.79%) SharePoint
15 13 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
16 10 (0.61%) uWSGI
16 10 (0.61%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 44 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.49%) MS Office
3 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) Summit
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.061%) RMDS
4 1 (0.061%) assyst
4 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 325 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (10.43%) Amazon EC2
3 108 (6.59%) PaaS
4 84 (5.13%) Amazon S3
5 72 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (2.50%) SaaS
7 35 (2.14%) IaaS
8 34 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
9 28 (1.71%) Route 53
10 24 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (1.34%) Heroku
12 16 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.79%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.73%) Engine Yard
14 12 (0.73%) Joyent
15 11 (0.67%) GitHub
16 3 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.18%) ElastiCache
17 2 (0.12%) CloudBees
17 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 132 (8.05%) DNS
2 129 (7.87%) TCP/IP
3 108 (6.59%) Firewall
4 102 (6.22%) HTTP
5 88 (5.37%) SSL
6 65 (3.97%) LDAP
7 64 (3.90%) Internet
8 51 (3.11%) SAN
9 37 (2.26%) DHCP
10 34 (2.07%) Network Security
11 29 (1.77%) VPN
12 22 (1.34%) WAN
13 21 (1.28%) LAN
14 20 (1.22%) VLAN
15 16 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
15 16 (0.98%) IPsec
15 16 (0.98%) SSH
16 15 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (0.92%) NAS
17 14 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (17.69%) MongoDB
2 255 (15.56%) MySQL
3 210 (12.81%) NoSQL
4 136 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
5 96 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 79 (4.82%) Redis
7 77 (4.70%) Relational Database
8 71 (4.33%) Hadoop
8 71 (4.33%) Big Data
9 54 (3.29%) SQL Server
10 45 (2.75%) CouchDB
11 43 (2.62%) Riak
11 43 (2.62%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.07%) Oracle Database
13 28 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
14 26 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
15 21 (1.28%) MariaDB
16 20 (1.22%) Couchbase
17 18 (1.10%) HBase
18 16 (0.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 699 (42.65%) Jenkins
2 410 (25.02%) Git (software)
3 245 (14.95%) Maven
4 193 (11.78%) Subversion
5 161 (9.82%) JIRA
6 102 (6.22%) Hudson
7 98 (5.98%) Cucumber
8 74 (4.51%) Selenium
9 71 (4.33%) TeamCity
10 70 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 53 (3.23%) RSpec
12 42 (2.56%) JUnit
13 33 (2.01%) Ant
14 30 (1.83%) Artifactory
15 26 (1.59%) Mockito
16 23 (1.40%) Eclipse
17 22 (1.34%) FitNesse
18 20 (1.22%) Gradle
19 19 (1.16%) PHPUnit
20 16 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 103 (6.28%) Finance
2 41 (2.50%) Banking
3 36 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.95%) Publishing
5 31 (1.89%) Retail
6 22 (1.34%) Games
7 21 (1.28%) Marketing
8 17 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.55%) Electronics
12 8 (0.49%) Advertising
13 7 (0.43%) Back Office
14 6 (0.37%) Front Office
15 5 (0.31%) Legal
16 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.12%) Billing
17 1 (0.061%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.061%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.061%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 574 (35.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 229 (13.97%) Developer
3 141 (8.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 121 (7.38%) Architect
5 117 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 103 (6.28%) Linux Engineer
7 85 (5.19%) Administrator
8 71 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
8 71 (4.33%) Linux Administrator
9 65 (3.97%) Java Developer
10 59 (3.60%) Consultant
11 58 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
12 56 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 52 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 41 (2.50%) DevOps Consultant
15 39 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 36 (2.20%) Senior Developer
17 34 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
18 31 (1.89%) Operations Engineer
19 30 (1.83%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (21.11%) Web Services
2 130 (7.93%) LAMP
3 97 (5.92%) HTML
4 88 (5.37%) JSON
5 77 (4.70%) Spring
6 76 (4.64%) RESTful
7 71 (4.33%) Middleware
8 68 (4.15%) REST
9 67 (4.09%) XML
10 64 (3.90%) CSS
11 62 (3.78%) SOAP
12 60 (3.66%) .NET
12 60 (3.66%) HTML5
13 59 (3.60%) J2EE
14 55 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
14 55 (3.36%) MCollective
15 52 (3.17%) ActiveMQ
16 50 (3.05%) Hibernate
17 41 (2.50%) jQuery
18 36 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 320 (19.52%) Open Source
2 83 (5.06%) Clustering
3 67 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 30 (1.83%) Replication
6 28 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.10%) Visualisation
9 17 (1.04%) User Experience
10 15 (0.92%) Hedge funds
11 14 (0.85%) Online Games
12 13 (0.79%) Taxonomies
13 12 (0.73%) Wiki
13 12 (0.73%) Device Driver
14 11 (0.67%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.67%) NHS
14 11 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.55%) Digital Media
15 9 (0.55%) DTV
15 9 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1141 (69.62%) Linux
2 360 (21.96%) UNIX
3 301 (18.36%) CentOS
4 263 (16.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 197 (12.02%) Ubuntu
6 191 (11.65%) Windows
7 70 (4.27%) Debian
8 55 (3.36%) Solaris
9 44 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (2.44%) AIX
11 35 (2.14%) Oracle Linux
12 33 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (1.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 22 (1.34%) SUSE
15 17 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.73%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.49%) VMS
18 6 (0.37%) Fedora
19 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
20 3 (0.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1061 (64.73%) DevOps
2 724 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 582 (35.51%) Continuous Integration
4 553 (33.74%) Configuration Management
5 337 (20.56%) Scrum
6 168 (10.25%) TDD
7 114 (6.96%) SOA
8 106 (6.47%) Kanban
9 100 (6.10%) Load Balancing
9 100 (6.10%) BDD
10 95 (5.80%) Automated Testing
11 85 (5.19%) Software Engineering
12 84 (5.13%) OO
13 67 (4.09%) E-Commerce
13 67 (4.09%) Build Automation
14 66 (4.03%) Change Management
15 60 (3.66%) ITIL
16 57 (3.48%) Release Management
17 46 (2.81%) Service Delivery
18 42 (2.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 604 (36.85%) Java
2 572 (34.90%) Ruby
3 492 (30.02%) Python
4 316 (19.28%) Bash Shell
5 308 (18.79%) Perl
6 275 (16.78%) PHP
7 150 (9.15%) Shell Script
8 145 (8.85%) SQL
9 135 (8.24%) JavaScript
10 102 (6.22%) PowerShell
11 82 (5.00%) Scala
12 52 (3.17%) C#
13 35 (2.14%) C++
14 32 (1.95%) C
15 31 (1.89%) Golang
16 27 (1.65%) Korn
17 16 (0.98%) Clojure
18 13 (0.79%) Groovy
19 7 (0.43%) VB
20 6 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 190 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 131 (7.99%) SC Cleared
3 45 (2.75%) Degree
4 30 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.53%) CCNA
6 19 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.79%) CCSA
8 12 (0.73%) CISM
8 12 (0.73%) CISSP
8 12 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (0.73%) JNCIA
8 12 (0.73%) BC Cleared
9 10 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.43%) RHCT
10 7 (0.43%) VCAP
11 6 (0.37%) VCDX
11 6 (0.37%) RHCE
11 6 (0.37%) MCSE
11 6 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.15%) QA
2 18 (1.10%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 218 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (5.13%) vCloud
3 47 (2.87%) vSphere
4 45 (2.75%) Docker
5 42 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
6 37 (2.26%) NFS
7 36 (2.20%) Varnish
8 34 (2.07%) Xen
9 30 (1.83%) Active Directory
10 25 (1.53%) VMware ESX
10 25 (1.53%) XenServer
11 24 (1.46%) VirtualBox
12 23 (1.40%) Hyper-V
13 19 (1.16%) Samba
14 18 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
14 18 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 17 (1.04%) KVM
16 13 (0.79%) Squid
17 12 (0.73%) Postfix
18 10 (0.61%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 853 (52.04%) Opscode Chef
2 272 (16.60%) Nagios
3 237 (14.46%) Ansible
4 193 (11.78%) Vagrant
5 137 (8.36%) Salt
6 96 (5.86%) ZABBIX
7 61 (3.72%) Graphite
8 48 (2.93%) Cobbler
9 43 (2.62%) Cacti
10 38 (2.32%) SELinux
11 31 (1.89%) Kibana
12 30 (1.83%) Zenoss
13 28 (1.71%) yum
14 25 (1.53%) collectd
15 22 (1.34%) Opsview
15 22 (1.34%) Tivoli
16 21 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 21 (1.28%) Graylog2
17 20 (1.22%) CFEngine
18 19 (1.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 370 (22.57%) VMware
2 362 (22.09%) Red Hat
3 215 (13.12%) Oracle
4 93 (5.67%) Rackspace
5 82 (5.00%) Splunk
6 77 (4.70%) IBM
7 69 (4.21%) Microsoft
8 62 (3.78%) SaltStack
9 45 (2.75%) EMC
10 43 (2.62%) Atlassian
10 43 (2.62%) New Relic
11 41 (2.50%) HP
12 33 (2.01%) NetApp
13 32 (1.95%) Cisco
14 29 (1.77%) Citrix
14 29 (1.77%) Perforce
15 28 (1.71%) Percona
16 19 (1.16%) Remedy
17 18 (1.10%) Veritas
17 18 (1.10%) Symantec
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £Excellent Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Harrington Starr
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 550-650pd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kainos
Rate: Comeptitive Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kainos
Rate: Comeptitive Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £345 per day DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Execellence ltd
Rate: VAT
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £345 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago