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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 134 273 434
Rank change year-on-year
+139 +161
Contract jobs citing Puppet 855 343 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.61% 0.71% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.92% 10.02% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 262 100
Average daily rate
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£450 £428 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £360
% change year-on-year
- +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.42%
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
4292 3424 3374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.08% 7.12% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2109 1804
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 148 192
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +120 522 £450 - 102
South East +82 116 £450 +12.50% 19
Yorkshire +30 76 £350 -15.66% 30
South West -1 36 £450 +38.46% 5
North West +4 31 £400 +18.51% 12
East of England -6 26 £406 +42.54% 12
North East - 19 £493 - 6
East Midlands - 16 £550 -
West Midlands - 13 £331 - 2
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 966 (69.60%) Linux
2 878 (63.26%) DevOps
3 736 (53.03%) Opscode Chef
4 579 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
5 548 (39.48%) Jenkins
6 493 (35.52%) Java
7 467 (33.65%) Configuration Management
8 464 (33.43%) Ruby
9 442 (31.84%) Continuous Integration
10 411 (29.61%) Python
11 347 (25.00%) VMware
12 332 (23.92%) Git (software)
13 325 (23.41%) Web Services
14 320 (23.05%) Amazon AWS
15 318 (22.91%) UNIX
16 317 (22.84%) Apache
17 313 (22.55%) Red Hat
18 289 (20.82%) Open Source
19 283 (20.39%) Scrum
20 280 (20.17%) Bash Shell
21 264 (19.02%) Perl
22 244 (17.58%) CentOS
23 243 (17.51%) Nagios
24 240 (17.29%) PHP
25 226 (16.28%) MySQL
25 226 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
26 209 (15.06%) MongoDB
27 194 (13.98%) Maven
28 186 (13.40%) Amazon EC2
29 183 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 317 (22.84%) Apache
2 151 (10.88%) Tomcat
3 101 (7.28%) nginx
4 98 (7.06%) OpenStack
5 86 (6.20%) JBoss
6 83 (5.98%) WebLogic
7 74 (5.33%) Node.js
8 70 (5.04%) WebSphere
9 66 (4.76%) Confluence
10 53 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
11 38 (2.74%) Apache Solr
11 38 (2.74%) IIS
12 21 (1.51%) SharePoint
12 21 (1.51%) Drupal
13 17 (1.22%) Jetty
14 15 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.94%) CMS
16 11 (0.79%) WordPress
17 10 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.29%) MS Project
3 4 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.14%) Summit
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.072%) RMDS
4 1 (0.072%) assyst
4 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 320 (23.05%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (13.40%) Amazon EC2
3 87 (6.27%) Amazon S3
4 59 (4.25%) PaaS
5 51 (3.67%) SaaS
6 50 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 33 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (2.09%) Amazon ELB
9 28 (2.02%) Route 53
10 26 (1.87%) IaaS
11 14 (1.01%) Joyent
12 12 (0.86%) Google App Engine
13 8 (0.58%) ElastiCache
13 8 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.14%) Heroku
14 2 (0.14%) GitHub
14 2 (0.14%) Office 365
15 1 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.072%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.072%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (8.57%) DNS
2 102 (7.35%) TCP/IP
3 93 (6.70%) Firewall
4 87 (6.27%) HTTP
5 72 (5.19%) SSL
6 65 (4.68%) Internet
6 65 (4.68%) LDAP
7 48 (3.46%) SAN
8 44 (3.17%) VPN
9 32 (2.31%) DHCP
10 25 (1.80%) WAN
11 24 (1.73%) LAN
12 22 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
13 20 (1.44%) IPsec
14 19 (1.37%) Network Security
15 15 (1.08%) NAS
16 13 (0.94%) FTP
17 11 (0.79%) SSH
18 9 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
18 9 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (16.28%) MySQL
2 209 (15.06%) MongoDB
3 173 (12.46%) NoSQL
4 120 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
5 68 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 61 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 59 (4.25%) Big Data
8 55 (3.96%) SQL Server
9 48 (3.46%) Redis
10 43 (3.10%) Hadoop
11 41 (2.95%) Oracle Exadata
12 30 (2.16%) CouchDB
13 28 (2.02%) Riak
14 26 (1.87%) Oracle Database
15 25 (1.80%) RDBMS
16 23 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (1.37%) Couchbase
18 14 (1.01%) HBase
19 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
20 10 (0.72%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 548 (39.48%) Jenkins
2 332 (23.92%) Git (software)
3 194 (13.98%) Maven
4 158 (11.38%) JIRA
5 121 (8.72%) Subversion
6 101 (7.28%) Hudson
7 78 (5.62%) Cucumber
8 63 (4.54%) Selenium
9 53 (3.82%) RSpec
10 35 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 34 (2.45%) TeamCity
11 34 (2.45%) Ant
12 27 (1.95%) JUnit
13 25 (1.80%) FitNesse
14 22 (1.59%) Eclipse
15 19 (1.37%) PHPUnit
16 18 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (1.22%) Mercurial
17 17 (1.22%) Artifactory
18 15 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 105 (7.56%) Finance
2 38 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.45%) Banking
4 28 (2.02%) Retail
5 25 (1.80%) Publishing
6 24 (1.73%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.44%) Games
8 15 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.86%) Marketing
10 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.50%) Advertising
12 6 (0.43%) Front Office
12 6 (0.43%) Back Office
13 5 (0.36%) Electronics
13 5 (0.36%) Legal
14 3 (0.22%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.072%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.072%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (31.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 207 (14.91%) Developer
3 135 (9.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 128 (9.22%) Linux Engineer
5 108 (7.78%) Architect
6 72 (5.19%) Administrator
7 69 (4.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 66 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 63 (4.54%) Consultant
10 62 (4.47%) Systems Administrator
11 55 (3.96%) Linux Administrator
12 52 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
13 47 (3.39%) Java Developer
14 42 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 40 (2.88%) DevOps Consultant
16 37 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 34 (2.45%) Software Engineer
18 33 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
19 28 (2.02%) Senior Developer
20 25 (1.80%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (23.41%) Web Services
2 149 (10.73%) LAMP
3 86 (6.20%) JSON
4 83 (5.98%) HTML
5 75 (5.40%) Middleware
6 71 (5.12%) XML
7 63 (4.54%) RESTful
8 58 (4.18%) J2EE
8 58 (4.18%) Spring
9 57 (4.11%) .NET
10 55 (3.96%) CSS
11 53 (3.82%) HTML5
12 52 (3.75%) REST
13 50 (3.60%) SOAP
14 44 (3.17%) MCollective
15 42 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
16 41 (2.95%) WebSphere MQ
17 38 (2.74%) Hibernate
18 33 (2.38%) jQuery
19 28 (2.02%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 289 (20.82%) Open Source
2 65 (4.68%) Clustering
3 60 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.02%) Replication
6 22 (1.59%) Hedge funds
7 17 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.22%) Visualisation
8 16 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 12 (0.86%) Wiki
10 11 (0.79%) Taxonomies
10 11 (0.79%) Online Games
10 11 (0.79%) User Experience
11 10 (0.72%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.58%) NHS
13 6 (0.43%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.43%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.36%) New Media
14 5 (0.36%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 966 (69.60%) Linux
2 318 (22.91%) UNIX
3 244 (17.58%) CentOS
4 183 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 151 (10.88%) Ubuntu
6 137 (9.87%) Windows
7 71 (5.12%) Debian
8 48 (3.46%) SELinux
9 39 (2.81%) Solaris
10 35 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
11 26 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (1.44%) AIX
14 14 (1.01%) SUSE
15 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.58%) VMS
17 6 (0.43%) SmartOS
18 5 (0.36%) Android
19 3 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 878 (63.26%) DevOps
2 579 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (33.65%) Configuration Management
4 442 (31.84%) Continuous Integration
5 283 (20.39%) Scrum
6 145 (10.45%) TDD
7 107 (7.71%) SOA
8 97 (6.99%) Kanban
9 80 (5.76%) BDD
10 74 (5.33%) Software Engineering
10 74 (5.33%) Load Balancing
11 70 (5.04%) OO
12 65 (4.68%) Build Automation
13 55 (3.96%) E-Commerce
14 53 (3.82%) Automated Testing
15 51 (3.67%) ITIL
16 47 (3.39%) Release Management
17 39 (2.81%) Service Delivery
17 39 (2.81%) Mentoring
18 34 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 493 (35.52%) Java
2 464 (33.43%) Ruby
3 411 (29.61%) Python
4 280 (20.17%) Bash Shell
5 264 (19.02%) Perl
6 240 (17.29%) PHP
7 135 (9.73%) SQL
8 125 (9.01%) Shell Script
9 123 (8.86%) JavaScript
10 80 (5.76%) PowerShell
11 71 (5.12%) Scala
12 36 (2.59%) C#
13 35 (2.52%) C++
14 22 (1.59%) C
15 21 (1.51%) Korn
16 18 (1.30%) Groovy
17 14 (1.01%) Golang
18 13 (0.94%) Clojure
19 12 (0.86%) PL/SQL
20 8 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 133 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 90 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 31 (2.23%) Degree
4 29 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.95%) CCNA
6 13 (0.94%) CCSA
7 12 (0.86%) CISM
7 12 (0.86%) CISSP
7 12 (0.86%) JNCIA
8 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.58%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.50%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.50%) VCDX
10 7 (0.50%) VCAP
11 5 (0.36%) RHCE
11 5 (0.36%) MCSE
12 3 (0.22%) PhD
12 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.82%) QA
2 16 (1.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 226 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (6.41%) vCloud
3 49 (3.53%) Oracle RAC
4 34 (2.45%) XenServer
5 33 (2.38%) vSphere
6 30 (2.16%) Active Directory
7 29 (2.09%) VMware ESX
8 25 (1.80%) Xen
8 25 (1.80%) Varnish
9 24 (1.73%) Docker
9 24 (1.73%) Samba
10 23 (1.66%) NFS
11 17 (1.22%) Hyper-V
12 16 (1.15%) KVM
13 14 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.86%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.79%) Postfix
16 9 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (0.58%) LXC
18 4 (0.29%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 736 (53.03%) Opscode Chef
2 243 (17.51%) Nagios
3 179 (12.90%) Vagrant
4 137 (9.87%) Ansible
5 120 (8.65%) Salt
6 90 (6.48%) ZABBIX
7 46 (3.31%) Cacti
8 39 (2.81%) YUM
9 34 (2.45%) Zenoss
10 30 (2.16%) Cobbler
11 22 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 22 (1.59%) Kibana
12 20 (1.44%) Graylog2
13 18 (1.30%) Opsview
13 18 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 17 (1.22%) Tivoli
15 13 (0.94%) Capistrano
15 13 (0.94%) Icinga
16 12 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
16 12 (0.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 347 (25.00%) VMware
2 313 (22.55%) Red Hat
3 179 (12.90%) Oracle
4 107 (7.71%) IBM
5 79 (5.69%) Rackspace
6 69 (4.97%) Splunk
7 62 (4.47%) Microsoft
8 54 (3.89%) SaltStack
9 43 (3.10%) New Relic
10 37 (2.67%) EMC
11 34 (2.45%) Cisco
11 34 (2.45%) Atlassian
12 32 (2.31%) NetApp
13 31 (2.23%) Remedy
14 30 (2.16%) Citrix
15 28 (2.02%) HP
15 28 (2.02%) Percona
16 25 (1.80%) Perforce
17 19 (1.37%) RightScale
18 17 (1.22%) Google
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day £400 Day Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400 - 600
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago