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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 97 130 273
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +143
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1054 827 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 1.76% 0.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.05% 20.49% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 584 257
Average daily rate £475 £450 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
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
4046 4037 3385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.57% 8.60% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2588 2414 1966
Average daily rate £448 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £365 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 136 135
Average hourly rate £26.25 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.37% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £42.85 £33.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +1.19%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 -1 583 £500 +5.26% 165
Yorkshire +54 150 £450 +24.13% 32
South East +20 145 £415 +10.66% 37
East of England +30 44 £475 - 15
North West -3 43 £400 -13.51% 16
South West -3 41 £425 -5.55% 17
West Midlands -10 24 £400 -5.88% 18
North East -17 12 £450 +21.62% 5
East Midlands -8 11 £488 -11.36% 7
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1468 (73.51%) Linux
2 1439 (72.06%) DevOps
3 988 (49.47%) Jenkins
4 911 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
5 895 (44.82%) Opscode Chef
6 788 (39.46%) Configuration Management
7 768 (38.46%) Java
8 746 (37.36%) Git (software)
9 732 (36.65%) Continuous Integration
10 696 (34.85%) Python
11 692 (34.65%) Amazon AWS
12 625 (31.30%) Ruby
13 604 (30.25%) Ansible
14 541 (27.09%) VMware
15 479 (23.99%) Bash Shell
16 467 (23.39%) Unix
17 432 (21.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 424 (21.23%) Docker
19 390 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 376 (18.83%) Perl
21 374 (18.73%) Windows
22 368 (18.43%) Maven
23 353 (17.68%) Red Hat
24 338 (16.93%) Open Source
25 308 (15.42%) Scrum
26 295 (14.77%) CentOS
27 293 (14.67%) Security Cleared
28 277 (13.87%) Tomcat
29 274 (13.72%) Nagios
30 267 (13.37%) Apache

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 277 (13.87%) Tomcat
2 267 (13.37%) Apache
3 214 (10.72%) OpenStack
4 168 (8.41%) nginx
5 124 (6.21%) Confluence
5 124 (6.21%) JBoss
6 120 (6.01%) Node.js
7 83 (4.16%) IIS
8 71 (3.56%) WebSphere
9 64 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
10 63 (3.15%) Jetty
11 33 (1.65%) WebLogic
12 24 (1.20%) Apache Spark
13 20 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.60%) CloudStack
14 12 (0.60%) SharePoint
15 11 (0.55%) Drupal
16 10 (0.50%) Apache Pig
17 8 (0.40%) Apache Solr
18 7 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 39 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.30%) HipChat
3 4 (0.20%) MS Office
4 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.35%) Magento
2 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 692 (34.65%) Amazon AWS
2 207 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (6.81%) Amazon EC2
4 81 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 81 (4.06%) IaaS
5 77 (3.86%) GitHub
6 68 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
7 59 (2.95%) PaaS
8 52 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 49 (2.45%) Google App Engine
10 27 (1.35%) SaaS
11 26 (1.30%) Amazon S3
12 23 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (0.65%) CloudFront
15 12 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (0.55%) Route 53
17 10 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 210 (10.52%) DNS
2 203 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 188 (9.41%) HTTP
4 130 (6.51%) SSL
5 93 (4.66%) Firewall
6 76 (3.81%) DHCP
7 69 (3.46%) LDAP
8 56 (2.80%) FTP
9 52 (2.60%) VPN
10 51 (2.55%) IPsec
11 46 (2.30%) SAN
12 42 (2.10%) SMTP
13 41 (2.05%) Internet
14 38 (1.90%) LAN
15 27 (1.35%) SSH
15 27 (1.35%) WAN
16 24 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
16 24 (1.20%) SNMP
17 22 (1.10%) NAS
18 21 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.32%) MySQL
2 220 (11.02%) MongoDB
3 197 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (5.91%) NoSQL
5 91 (4.56%) Relational Database
6 68 (3.41%) SQL Server
7 61 (3.05%) Redis
8 58 (2.90%) Big Data
9 50 (2.50%) Hadoop
10 37 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 27 (1.35%) Oracle Database
12 23 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (1.05%) HBase
14 20 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
15 17 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.80%) CouchDB
17 15 (0.75%) DB2
18 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (0.55%) MariaDB
20 10 (0.50%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 988 (49.47%) Jenkins
2 746 (37.36%) Git (software)
3 368 (18.43%) Maven
4 230 (11.52%) JIRA
5 179 (8.96%) Subversion
6 134 (6.71%) Vagrant
7 104 (5.21%) Selenium
8 96 (4.81%) Hudson
9 78 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
10 74 (3.71%) TeamCity
11 73 (3.66%) Ant
12 64 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 56 (2.80%) Cucumber
14 52 (2.60%) SonarQube
15 49 (2.45%) Artifactory
16 46 (2.30%) JUnit
17 43 (2.15%) Gradle
18 34 (1.70%) GitLab
18 34 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
19 31 (1.55%) Liquibase
General
1 250 (12.52%) Finance
2 129 (6.46%) Banking
3 45 (2.25%) Retail
4 41 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 23 (1.15%) Games
6 14 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 13 (0.65%) Legal
7 13 (0.65%) Publishing
7 13 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.45%) Front Office
9 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.30%) Advertising
10 6 (0.30%) Law
11 4 (0.20%) Billing
11 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.15%) Back Office
12 3 (0.15%) Marketing
13 2 (0.10%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.050%) French Language
14 1 (0.050%) German Language
Job Titles
1 868 (43.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 266 (13.32%) Linux Engineer
3 236 (11.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 192 (9.61%) Developer
5 177 (8.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 162 (8.11%) Architect
7 146 (7.31%) AWS Engineer
8 122 (6.11%) Administrator
9 116 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
10 102 (5.11%) Operations Engineer
11 92 (4.61%) Consultant
12 89 (4.46%) Linux Administrator
13 80 (4.01%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 76 (3.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 72 (3.61%) Java Developer
16 60 (3.00%) DevOps Consultant
17 55 (2.75%) DevOps Specialist
18 54 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
19 52 (2.60%) DevOps Architect
20 51 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (12.52%) Web Services
2 125 (6.26%) MCollective
3 114 (5.71%) .NET
3 114 (5.71%) LAMP
4 98 (4.91%) REST
5 95 (4.76%) Middleware
6 85 (4.26%) HTML
7 80 (4.01%) ELK Stack
8 78 (3.91%) J2EE
9 76 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
10 66 (3.30%) CSS
11 62 (3.10%) Sensu
12 55 (2.75%) LEMP Stack
13 54 (2.70%) SOAP
14 52 (2.60%) HTML5
15 51 (2.55%) AngularJS
16 50 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
17 46 (2.30%) Spring
18 43 (2.15%) LAPP Stack
19 37 (1.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 92 (4.61%) Data Centre
2 55 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 52 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.00%) Clustering
6 38 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 37 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 33 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 23 (1.15%) Fintech
11 20 (1.00%) Visualisation
12 18 (0.90%) User Experience
13 13 (0.65%) Replication
14 12 (0.60%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.50%) iPad
17 8 (0.40%) Cryptography
17 8 (0.40%) HACMP
18 7 (0.35%) Life Science
18 7 (0.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1468 (73.51%) Linux
2 467 (23.39%) Unix
3 432 (21.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 374 (18.73%) Windows
5 295 (14.77%) CentOS
6 236 (11.82%) Ubuntu
7 121 (6.06%) Windows Server
8 70 (3.51%) Solaris
9 37 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (1.70%) Mac OS X
11 32 (1.60%) AIX
12 31 (1.55%) Debian
13 25 (1.25%) VMS
14 24 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (1.00%) CoreOS
16 14 (0.70%) Android
16 14 (0.70%) SUSE
16 14 (0.70%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1439 (72.06%) DevOps
2 911 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
3 788 (39.46%) Configuration Management
4 732 (36.65%) Continuous Integration
5 338 (16.93%) Open Source
6 308 (15.42%) Scrum
7 230 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 138 (6.91%) TDD
9 135 (6.76%) Build Automation
10 120 (6.01%) High Availability
11 112 (5.61%) Web Operations
12 108 (5.41%) E-Commerce
13 101 (5.06%) Microservices
14 98 (4.91%) Automated Testing
15 97 (4.86%) ITIL
16 82 (4.11%) Migration
17 73 (3.66%) SOA
18 62 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
18 62 (3.10%) Mentoring
19 60 (3.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 768 (38.46%) Java
2 696 (34.85%) Python
3 625 (31.30%) Ruby
4 479 (23.99%) Bash Shell
5 376 (18.83%) Perl
6 240 (12.02%) PowerShell
7 228 (11.42%) SQL
8 167 (8.36%) JavaScript
9 124 (6.21%) PHP
10 116 (5.81%) Shell Script
11 85 (4.26%) Scala
12 60 (3.00%) C#
13 57 (2.85%) C++
14 49 (2.45%) Go
15 37 (1.85%) C
16 27 (1.35%) Groovy
17 19 (0.95%) Clojure
18 18 (0.90%) Korn
19 13 (0.65%) AWK
19 13 (0.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 293 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 234 (11.72%) SC Cleared
3 55 (2.75%) Degree
4 24 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.00%) MCSE
6 19 (0.95%) RHCE
7 15 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.65%) RHCSA
9 11 (0.55%) CCNA
9 11 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.45%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.45%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.40%) MCSA
11 8 (0.40%) RHCT
12 5 (0.25%) CISSP
12 5 (0.25%) LPIC
12 5 (0.25%) RHCA
13 4 (0.20%) MCP
14 3 (0.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.60%) PCI DSS
2 27 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 27 (1.35%) QA
3 17 (0.85%) SLA
4 2 (0.10%) SDET
5 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 424 (21.23%) Docker
2 390 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 91 (4.56%) vSphere
5 58 (2.90%) Xen
6 57 (2.85%) NFS
7 55 (2.75%) VMware ESX
8 40 (2.00%) KVM
8 40 (2.00%) vCloud
9 39 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (1.35%) Hyper-V
11 25 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 23 (1.15%) Squid
13 22 (1.10%) Varnish
14 21 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 18 (0.90%) Samba
15 18 (0.90%) XenServer
16 17 (0.85%) GlusterFS
16 17 (0.85%) iptables
17 16 (0.80%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 895 (44.82%) Opscode Chef
2 604 (30.25%) Ansible
3 274 (13.72%) Nagios
4 172 (8.61%) ZABBIX
5 133 (6.66%) logstash
6 112 (5.61%) Salt
7 86 (4.31%) Graphite
8 70 (3.51%) Kubernetes
9 60 (3.00%) Kibana
10 50 (2.50%) SCOM
11 48 (2.40%) SCCM
12 47 (2.35%) Cobbler
13 45 (2.25%) Mesos
14 37 (1.85%) Ganglia
15 35 (1.75%) yum
16 34 (1.70%) Cacti
16 34 (1.70%) HAProxy
17 31 (1.55%) Uchiwa
18 30 (1.50%) Grafana
18 30 (1.50%) Icinga
Vendors
1 541 (27.09%) VMware
2 353 (17.68%) Red Hat
3 171 (8.56%) Splunk
4 165 (8.26%) Oracle
5 163 (8.16%) Microsoft
6 130 (6.51%) Atlassian
7 107 (5.36%) Google
8 69 (3.46%) Cisco
9 68 (3.41%) IBM
10 52 (2.60%) Rackspace
11 45 (2.25%) Dell
11 45 (2.25%) HP
12 41 (2.05%) F5
13 39 (1.95%) SaltStack
13 39 (1.95%) Veritas
14 34 (1.70%) New Relic
15 25 (1.25%) EMC
16 21 (1.05%) CA
17 18 (0.90%) WSO2
18 16 (0.80%) NetApp
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £378 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £420 - £445 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, long term contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago