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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 124 255 335
Rank change year-on-year
+131 +80
Contract jobs citing Puppet 798 332 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 0.74% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.22% 10.20% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 265 159
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 £355 £349 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
3760 3255 2739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.25% 7.30% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2307 1921 1507
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 133 203
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.98 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 +84 500 £475 +5.55% 124
South East +100 133 £400 +14.28% 20
Yorkshire +20 44 £363 +13.28% 13
South West +15 40 £450 +20.00% 17
North West +22 26 £463 +15.62% 8
West Midlands +24 25 £425 - 7
East of England +9 18 £475 +46.15% 14
East Midlands - 10 £550 -
North East - 2 £450 - 2
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1166 (70.33%) Linux
2 1103 (66.53%) DevOps
3 864 (52.11%) Opscode Chef
4 735 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
5 720 (43.43%) Jenkins
6 649 (39.14%) Continuous Integration
7 615 (37.09%) Java
8 612 (36.91%) Configuration Management
9 604 (36.43%) Ruby
10 511 (30.82%) Python
11 425 (25.63%) Git (software)
12 369 (22.26%) VMware
13 361 (21.77%) Apache
14 358 (21.59%) Red Hat
15 351 (21.17%) UNIX
16 337 (20.33%) Web Services
17 333 (20.08%) Open Source
18 324 (19.54%) Bash Shell
19 323 (19.48%) Amazon AWS
19 323 (19.48%) Scrum
20 319 (19.24%) MongoDB
21 313 (18.88%) Perl
22 302 (18.21%) CentOS
23 281 (16.95%) MySQL
24 275 (16.59%) Nagios
25 267 (16.10%) PHP
26 260 (15.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 256 (15.44%) Ansible
28 236 (14.23%) Maven
29 233 (14.05%) Windows

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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
1 361 (21.77%) Apache
2 207 (12.48%) Tomcat
3 163 (9.83%) OpenStack
4 140 (8.44%) nginx
5 120 (7.24%) JBoss
5 120 (7.24%) Node.js
6 90 (5.43%) Confluence
7 71 (4.28%) WebLogic
8 68 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
9 53 (3.20%) Apache Solr
10 49 (2.96%) WebSphere
11 43 (2.59%) IIS
12 37 (2.23%) Drupal
13 18 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (0.97%) Jetty
15 15 (0.90%) CMS
15 15 (0.90%) SharePoint
16 14 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.78%) MediaWiki
18 11 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 42 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.42%) MS Office
3 4 (0.24%) MS Project
3 4 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.060%) Summit
4 1 (0.060%) assyst
4 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 323 (19.48%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (10.37%) Amazon EC2
3 114 (6.88%) PaaS
4 93 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 82 (4.95%) Amazon S3
6 40 (2.41%) SaaS
7 38 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
7 38 (2.29%) IaaS
8 37 (2.23%) Heroku
9 28 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (1.69%) Route 53
10 17 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.84%) GitHub
12 13 (0.78%) Engine Yard
12 13 (0.78%) Google App Engine
13 12 (0.72%) Joyent
14 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.12%) ElastiCache
14 2 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 155 (9.35%) TCP/IP
2 148 (8.93%) DNS
3 128 (7.72%) HTTP
4 117 (7.06%) Firewall
5 113 (6.82%) SSL
6 71 (4.28%) LDAP
7 63 (3.80%) Internet
8 56 (3.38%) SAN
9 55 (3.32%) DHCP
10 38 (2.29%) IPsec
10 38 (2.29%) Network Security
11 33 (1.99%) FTP
12 30 (1.81%) VPN
13 29 (1.75%) WAN
14 28 (1.69%) LAN
15 25 (1.51%) VLAN
16 17 (1.03%) SSH
17 15 (0.90%) NAS
17 15 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (0.84%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (19.24%) MongoDB
2 281 (16.95%) MySQL
3 218 (13.15%) NoSQL
4 138 (8.32%) PostgreSQL
5 96 (5.79%) Relational Database
6 92 (5.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 92 (5.55%) Redis
7 70 (4.22%) SQL Server
8 68 (4.10%) Hadoop
9 66 (3.98%) RDBMS
10 64 (3.86%) Big Data
11 44 (2.65%) CouchDB
12 42 (2.53%) Riak
13 37 (2.23%) Oracle Database
14 25 (1.51%) MariaDB
15 23 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
16 19 (1.15%) Couchbase
17 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
18 15 (0.90%) Hypertable
Development Applications
1 720 (43.43%) Jenkins
2 425 (25.63%) Git (software)
3 236 (14.23%) Maven
4 210 (12.67%) Subversion
5 151 (9.11%) JIRA
6 108 (6.51%) Hudson
7 98 (5.91%) Cucumber
8 88 (5.31%) TeamCity
9 81 (4.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 73 (4.40%) Selenium
11 50 (3.02%) RSpec
12 47 (2.83%) JUnit
13 36 (2.17%) Ant
13 36 (2.17%) Artifactory
14 31 (1.87%) Mockito
15 21 (1.27%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.15%) PHPUnit
16 19 (1.15%) Mercurial
16 19 (1.15%) Gradle
17 15 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 99 (5.97%) Finance
2 39 (2.35%) Publishing
3 38 (2.29%) Banking
4 35 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.69%) Retail
6 24 (1.45%) Marketing
7 17 (1.03%) Games
8 15 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.60%) Electronics
10 9 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.48%) Advertising
12 6 (0.36%) Legal
13 4 (0.24%) Back Office
14 3 (0.18%) Front Office
15 2 (0.12%) German Language
15 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.12%) Turkish Language
15 2 (0.12%) Billing
15 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 611 (36.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 233 (14.05%) Developer
3 150 (9.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 131 (7.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 118 (7.12%) Architect
6 92 (5.55%) Administrator
6 92 (5.55%) Linux Engineer
7 75 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
8 71 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
9 64 (3.86%) Java Developer
10 58 (3.50%) Consultant
11 57 (3.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 51 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
12 51 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 47 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
14 43 (2.59%) DevOps Consultant
15 42 (2.53%) Senior Developer
16 30 (1.81%) Solutions Architect
17 29 (1.75%) Senior Consultant
18 28 (1.69%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (20.33%) Web Services
2 116 (7.00%) LAMP
3 94 (5.67%) HTML
4 83 (5.01%) JSON
5 79 (4.76%) Spring
6 76 (4.58%) CSS
7 74 (4.46%) RESTful
8 69 (4.16%) .NET
8 69 (4.16%) REST
9 65 (3.92%) XML
9 65 (3.92%) Middleware
10 60 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
11 59 (3.56%) SOAP
12 56 (3.38%) HTML5
12 56 (3.38%) MCollective
13 54 (3.26%) J2EE
13 54 (3.26%) ActiveMQ
14 51 (3.08%) jQuery
15 49 (2.96%) Hibernate
16 43 (2.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 333 (20.08%) Open Source
2 87 (5.25%) Clustering
3 63 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.17%) Replication
6 27 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.33%) Wiki
8 20 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.15%) User Experience
10 15 (0.90%) Digital Media
10 15 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 15 (0.90%) Device Driver
11 14 (0.84%) Taxonomies
12 13 (0.78%) NHS
13 12 (0.72%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.66%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.60%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.60%) DTV
15 10 (0.60%) Online Games
15 10 (0.60%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1166 (70.33%) Linux
2 351 (21.17%) UNIX
3 302 (18.21%) CentOS
4 260 (15.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 233 (14.05%) Windows
6 202 (12.18%) Ubuntu
7 62 (3.74%) Debian
8 53 (3.20%) Solaris
9 52 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (2.53%) AIX
11 37 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (1.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 30 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
14 22 (1.33%) Mac OS X
14 22 (1.33%) SUSE
15 21 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.48%) VMS
16 8 (0.48%) Fedora
17 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.12%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1103 (66.53%) DevOps
2 735 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
3 649 (39.14%) Continuous Integration
4 612 (36.91%) Configuration Management
5 323 (19.48%) Scrum
6 158 (9.53%) TDD
7 117 (7.06%) Load Balancing
8 114 (6.88%) Automated Testing
9 106 (6.39%) SOA
10 101 (6.09%) Kanban
11 96 (5.79%) BDD
11 96 (5.79%) OO
12 80 (4.83%) Software Engineering
13 72 (4.34%) Change Management
14 69 (4.16%) Build Automation
15 63 (3.80%) ITIL
16 60 (3.62%) E-Commerce
17 54 (3.26%) Release Management
18 50 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
19 45 (2.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 615 (37.09%) Java
2 604 (36.43%) Ruby
3 511 (30.82%) Python
4 324 (19.54%) Bash Shell
5 313 (18.88%) Perl
6 267 (16.10%) PHP
7 158 (9.53%) Shell Script
8 144 (8.69%) SQL
9 141 (8.50%) JavaScript
10 116 (7.00%) PowerShell
11 74 (4.46%) Scala
12 53 (3.20%) C#
13 36 (2.17%) C
14 33 (1.99%) Golang
15 30 (1.81%) Korn
16 29 (1.75%) C++
17 15 (0.90%) Clojure
17 15 (0.90%) Groovy
18 6 (0.36%) VB
19 5 (0.30%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 197 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 133 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 46 (2.77%) Degree
4 41 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (1.87%) CCNA
6 26 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.97%) CCSA
8 14 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (0.78%) CISSP
10 12 (0.72%) CISM
10 12 (0.72%) JNCIA
11 11 (0.66%) CCNP
12 10 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.54%) VCAP
13 9 (0.54%) BC Cleared
14 8 (0.48%) VCDX
15 7 (0.42%) RHCT
16 6 (0.36%) MCSE
16 6 (0.36%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.92%) QA
2 17 (1.03%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 218 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (4.95%) vCloud
3 57 (3.44%) vSphere
4 53 (3.20%) Docker
5 42 (2.53%) Varnish
6 37 (2.23%) NFS
7 36 (2.17%) Xen
8 30 (1.81%) Active Directory
8 30 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
8 30 (1.81%) VirtualBox
9 29 (1.75%) XenServer
10 26 (1.57%) Samba
11 25 (1.51%) Hyper-V
12 22 (1.33%) VMware ESX
13 21 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (1.21%) Postfix
15 19 (1.15%) KVM
16 17 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 13 (0.78%) Squid
18 11 (0.66%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 864 (52.11%) Opscode Chef
2 275 (16.59%) Nagios
3 256 (15.44%) Ansible
4 192 (11.58%) Vagrant
5 134 (8.08%) Salt
6 104 (6.27%) ZABBIX
7 65 (3.92%) Graphite
8 50 (3.02%) Cobbler
9 41 (2.47%) Cacti
10 33 (1.99%) Kibana
11 29 (1.75%) collectd
12 26 (1.57%) SELinux
12 26 (1.57%) Zenoss
13 23 (1.39%) Tivoli
14 22 (1.33%) Icinga
15 21 (1.27%) Opsview
16 20 (1.21%) CFEngine
16 20 (1.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 20 (1.21%) yum
17 19 (1.15%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 369 (22.26%) VMware
2 358 (21.59%) Red Hat
3 208 (12.55%) Oracle
4 87 (5.25%) Rackspace
5 77 (4.64%) Microsoft
5 77 (4.64%) Splunk
6 56 (3.38%) SaltStack
6 56 (3.38%) IBM
7 50 (3.02%) New Relic
8 44 (2.65%) Atlassian
9 43 (2.59%) HP
10 40 (2.41%) EMC
11 36 (2.17%) Citrix
12 35 (2.11%) Cisco
13 29 (1.75%) Percona
14 28 (1.69%) Perforce
14 28 (1.69%) NetApp
15 24 (1.45%) F5
16 18 (1.09%) Symantec
16 18 (1.09%) Akamai
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago