The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 England 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 179 250 428
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +178
Contract jobs citing Puppet 552 352 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 0.76% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.74% 10.25% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 251 112
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3744 3434 3501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.58% 7.39% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2201 1968 1828
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 157 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.39 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.76 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
Puppet
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +49 348 £450 - 105
South East +35 74 £350 -17.64% 24
South West +16 43 £406 - 4
East of England -7 32 £400 +23.07% 6
Yorkshire -4 27 £400 +23.07% 15
North West -12 10 £425 +22.30% 9
West Midlands - 9 £350 - 4
East Midlands +8 6 £550 +23.59% 8
North East - 1 £400 - 2
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 761 (71.72%) Linux
2 651 (61.36%) DevOps
3 530 (49.95%) Opscode Chef
4 346 (32.61%) Jenkins
5 344 (32.42%) Java
6 339 (31.95%) Ruby
7 312 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 312 (29.41%) Python
8 304 (28.65%) Configuration Management
9 258 (24.32%) UNIX
10 257 (24.22%) Red Hat
11 249 (23.47%) Amazon AWS
12 243 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
13 241 (22.71%) Web Services
14 239 (22.53%) Apache
15 237 (22.34%) VMware
16 231 (21.77%) Perl
17 229 (21.58%) Bash Shell
18 217 (20.45%) Open Source
19 211 (19.89%) MySQL
20 204 (19.23%) Git (software)
21 188 (17.72%) PHP
22 180 (16.97%) Nagios
23 174 (16.40%) CentOS
24 163 (15.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 158 (14.89%) Scrum
26 155 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
26 155 (14.61%) Amazon EC2
27 151 (14.23%) LAMP
28 146 (13.76%) Windows

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 239 (22.53%) Apache
2 136 (12.82%) Tomcat
3 97 (9.14%) nginx
4 83 (7.82%) WebLogic
5 67 (6.31%) Node.js
6 65 (6.13%) OpenStack
7 62 (5.84%) WebSphere
8 39 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
9 36 (3.39%) IIS
10 31 (2.92%) Confluence
11 19 (1.79%) Jetty
12 18 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (1.60%) Apache Solr
14 12 (1.13%) SharePoint
15 11 (1.04%) MediaWiki
16 10 (0.94%) WordPress
17 8 (0.75%) Drupal
17 8 (0.75%) CMS
18 7 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
18 7 (0.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.094%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.094%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.094%) RMDS
3 1 (0.094%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 249 (23.47%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (14.61%) Amazon EC2
3 77 (7.26%) Amazon S3
4 51 (4.81%) SaaS
5 47 (4.43%) PaaS
6 45 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (3.20%) Amazon ELB
8 32 (3.02%) Route 53
9 31 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (1.89%) IaaS
11 13 (1.23%) Joyent
12 11 (1.04%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.66%) ElastiCache
14 3 (0.28%) Heroku
15 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.19%) Office 365
15 2 (0.19%) GitHub
16 1 (0.094%) Google Compute Engine
16 1 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 120 (11.31%) DNS
2 97 (9.14%) Firewall
3 89 (8.39%) HTTP
4 88 (8.29%) TCP/IP
5 62 (5.84%) SSL
6 49 (4.62%) LDAP
6 49 (4.62%) VPN
7 48 (4.52%) SAN
8 40 (3.77%) DHCP
9 36 (3.39%) Internet
10 21 (1.98%) IPsec
10 21 (1.98%) Network Security
11 18 (1.70%) Reverse Proxy
12 16 (1.51%) LAN
12 16 (1.51%) WAN
13 15 (1.41%) NAS
14 12 (1.13%) IPv6
14 12 (1.13%) FTP
15 11 (1.04%) OSPF
15 11 (1.04%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (19.89%) MySQL
2 136 (12.82%) MongoDB
3 134 (12.63%) NoSQL
4 79 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
5 77 (7.26%) Big Data
6 60 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 57 (5.37%) Hadoop
8 45 (4.24%) Redis
9 40 (3.77%) SQL Server
10 37 (3.49%) Relational Database
11 29 (2.73%) Oracle Exadata
12 28 (2.64%) Riak
13 23 (2.17%) Oracle Database
14 21 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.89%) CouchDB
16 15 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (1.13%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (0.94%) Couchbase
19 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 346 (32.61%) Jenkins
2 204 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 133 (12.54%) Maven
4 105 (9.90%) JIRA
5 99 (9.33%) Hudson
6 83 (7.82%) Subversion
7 41 (3.86%) Ant
8 40 (3.77%) Cucumber
9 39 (3.68%) TeamCity
10 28 (2.64%) RSpec
11 26 (2.45%) JUnit
12 24 (2.26%) Selenium
13 22 (2.07%) Mercurial
14 17 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (1.60%) Gerrit
15 14 (1.32%) Gradle
16 12 (1.13%) Eclipse
17 11 (1.04%) Mockito
17 11 (1.04%) AnthillPro
18 10 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 118 (11.12%) Finance
2 31 (2.92%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.54%) Financial Institution
4 26 (2.45%) Banking
5 20 (1.89%) Games
6 16 (1.51%) Retail
7 12 (1.13%) Publishing
8 7 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.66%) Billing
9 6 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.47%) Advertising
10 5 (0.47%) Marketing
11 3 (0.28%) Front Office
11 3 (0.28%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.094%) Legal
13 1 (0.094%) Electronics
13 1 (0.094%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.094%) International Banking
13 1 (0.094%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 345 (32.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 121 (11.40%) Developer
3 106 (9.99%) Linux Engineer
4 95 (8.95%) Administrator
5 93 (8.77%) Architect
6 84 (7.92%) Systems Administrator
7 69 (6.50%) Linux Administrator
8 55 (5.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 51 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
10 45 (4.24%) Consultant
11 38 (3.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 30 (2.83%) Software Engineer
13 28 (2.64%) Cloud Engineer
14 23 (2.17%) DevOps Architect
15 22 (2.07%) Java Developer
15 22 (2.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (1.89%) DevOps Consultant
17 18 (1.70%) Web Engineer
17 18 (1.70%) Support Engineer
18 16 (1.51%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (22.71%) Web Services
2 151 (14.23%) LAMP
3 62 (5.84%) HTML
4 61 (5.75%) .NET
5 59 (5.56%) JSON
6 57 (5.37%) Middleware
7 51 (4.81%) CSS
8 45 (4.24%) REST
9 41 (3.86%) XML
9 41 (3.86%) J2EE
10 39 (3.68%) RESTful
11 38 (3.58%) HTML5
12 32 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
13 29 (2.73%) WebSphere MQ
14 26 (2.45%) SOAP
15 25 (2.36%) CSS3
16 24 (2.26%) MCollective
17 22 (2.07%) jQuery
18 21 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
19 19 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 217 (20.45%) Open Source
2 51 (4.81%) Clustering
3 28 (2.64%) Replication
4 26 (2.45%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.07%) Hedge funds
6 18 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.41%) Online Games
7 15 (1.41%) Wiki
8 12 (1.13%) Digital Media
9 9 (0.85%) NHS
10 7 (0.66%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.66%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.57%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.57%) Taxonomies
11 6 (0.57%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.47%) New Media
12 5 (0.47%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.47%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 761 (71.72%) Linux
2 258 (24.32%) UNIX
3 174 (16.40%) CentOS
4 163 (15.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 146 (13.76%) Windows
6 122 (11.50%) Ubuntu
7 73 (6.88%) Debian
8 46 (4.34%) Solaris
9 38 (3.58%) SELinux
10 31 (2.92%) Oracle Linux
11 17 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (1.51%) AIX
13 13 (1.23%) Android
14 8 (0.75%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.57%) SUSE
15 6 (0.57%) SmartOS
16 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.19%) HPUX
17 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (61.36%) DevOps
2 312 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 304 (28.65%) Configuration Management
4 243 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (14.89%) Scrum
6 98 (9.24%) SOA
7 84 (7.92%) TDD
8 66 (6.22%) Software Engineering
9 60 (5.66%) Build Automation
10 57 (5.37%) Release Management
11 51 (4.81%) Kanban
11 51 (4.81%) Load Balancing
11 51 (4.81%) BDD
12 44 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (3.30%) ITIL
13 35 (3.30%) E-Commerce
14 32 (3.02%) OO
15 28 (2.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (2.64%) Performance Testing
15 28 (2.64%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 344 (32.42%) Java
2 339 (31.95%) Ruby
3 312 (29.41%) Python
4 231 (21.77%) Perl
5 229 (21.58%) Bash Shell
6 188 (17.72%) PHP
7 109 (10.27%) SQL
8 91 (8.58%) JavaScript
9 86 (8.11%) Shell Script
10 52 (4.90%) PowerShell
11 51 (4.81%) Scala
12 30 (2.83%) C#
13 27 (2.54%) C++
14 19 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.60%) Groovy
16 12 (1.13%) Korn
17 11 (1.04%) AWK
18 10 (0.94%) Bourne shell
19 8 (0.75%) C
20 5 (0.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 54 (5.09%) Security Cleared
2 27 (2.54%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.04%) RHCE
4 10 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (0.94%) Degree
5 8 (0.75%) Sun Certification
5 8 (0.75%) VCAP
6 7 (0.66%) VCDX
6 7 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.28%) MCSE
8 3 (0.28%) CCNA
8 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.094%) NCDA
10 1 (0.094%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.094%) ACCA
10 1 (0.094%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.68%) QA
2 8 (0.75%) SLA
3 3 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 155 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (5.66%) vCloud
3 48 (4.52%) Oracle RAC
4 25 (2.36%) Xen
5 24 (2.26%) XenServer
6 22 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 21 (1.98%) vSphere
8 20 (1.89%) Varnish
8 20 (1.89%) KVM
9 19 (1.79%) Samba
9 19 (1.79%) Active Directory
10 18 (1.70%) Postfix
11 15 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (1.41%) NFS
12 14 (1.32%) VMware ESX
13 8 (0.75%) Docker
14 6 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.47%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 3 (0.28%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 530 (49.95%) Opscode Chef
2 180 (16.97%) Nagios
3 121 (11.40%) Vagrant
4 105 (9.90%) Salt
5 83 (7.82%) Ansible
6 67 (6.31%) ZABBIX
7 47 (4.43%) Cacti
8 36 (3.39%) YUM
9 24 (2.26%) Cobbler
10 21 (1.98%) Capistrano
11 16 (1.51%) Zenoss
11 16 (1.51%) Opsview
12 15 (1.41%) HAProxy
13 14 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (1.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 13 (1.23%) Munin
15 11 (1.04%) StatsD
15 11 (1.04%) NetBackup
16 10 (0.94%) Ganglia
17 8 (0.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 257 (24.22%) Red Hat
2 237 (22.34%) VMware
3 144 (13.57%) Oracle
4 76 (7.16%) IBM
5 75 (7.07%) Rackspace
6 56 (5.28%) Microsoft
7 43 (4.05%) Splunk
8 37 (3.49%) JBoss
9 35 (3.30%) Cisco
10 32 (3.02%) NetApp
11 31 (2.92%) New Relic
12 30 (2.83%) Percona
13 28 (2.64%) Remedy
14 26 (2.45%) RightScale
15 24 (2.26%) HP
15 24 (2.26%) SaltStack
16 20 (1.89%) Veritas
17 18 (1.70%) Citrix
18 17 (1.60%) Google
19 16 (1.51%) Atlassian
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 6 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago