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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 125 246 342
Rank change year-on-year
+121 +96
Contract jobs citing Puppet 798 350 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.69% 0.77% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.42% 10.62% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 263 133
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+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
3725 3295 2603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 7.23% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1869 1509
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 149 165
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +90 485 £475 +4.10% 138
South East +92 140 £375 +15.38% 42
South West +31 58 £425 +13.33% 20
Yorkshire +17 50 £363 +13.28% 25
North West -4 29 £500 +33.33% 9
East Midlands - 11 £550 - 1
North East - 11 £370 - 3
West Midlands - 7 £438 - 5
East of England 0 6 £475 +11.76% 6
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1211 (71.36%) Linux
2 1129 (66.53%) DevOps
3 852 (50.21%) Opscode Chef
4 762 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
5 709 (41.78%) Jenkins
6 655 (38.60%) Continuous Integration
7 653 (38.48%) Ruby
8 645 (38.01%) Configuration Management
9 632 (37.24%) Java
10 599 (35.30%) Python
11 433 (25.52%) Git (software)
12 382 (22.51%) VMware
13 369 (21.74%) MongoDB
14 362 (21.33%) Bash Shell
15 356 (20.98%) UNIX
16 341 (20.09%) Red Hat
17 325 (19.15%) Open Source
18 323 (19.03%) Web Services
18 323 (19.03%) Perl
19 321 (18.92%) Apache
20 320 (18.86%) MySQL
21 311 (18.33%) Scrum
21 311 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
22 306 (18.03%) Ansible
23 273 (16.09%) Windows
24 272 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 269 (15.85%) CentOS
25 269 (15.85%) PHP
26 251 (14.79%) Oracle
27 246 (14.50%) Nagios

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 321 (18.92%) Apache
2 181 (10.67%) Tomcat
3 177 (10.43%) OpenStack
4 137 (8.07%) nginx
5 120 (7.07%) Node.js
6 110 (6.48%) Confluence
7 101 (5.95%) JBoss
8 74 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
9 73 (4.30%) WebLogic
10 54 (3.18%) IIS
11 49 (2.89%) Apache Solr
12 41 (2.42%) WebSphere
13 35 (2.06%) Drupal
14 23 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
15 17 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 17 (1.00%) MediaWiki
16 16 (0.94%) Jetty
17 14 (0.82%) CMS
18 11 (0.65%) uWSGI
18 11 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.059%) assyst
3 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 311 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (9.72%) Amazon EC2
3 126 (7.42%) PaaS
4 104 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 71 (4.18%) Amazon S3
6 43 (2.53%) Heroku
7 38 (2.24%) IaaS
8 37 (2.18%) Amazon ELB
9 36 (2.12%) SaaS
10 33 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (1.65%) Route 53
12 23 (1.36%) GitHub
13 17 (1.00%) Engine Yard
14 15 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.71%) Google App Engine
15 12 (0.71%) Joyent
16 8 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
17 3 (0.18%) Office 365
18 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 159 (9.37%) TCP/IP
2 154 (9.07%) DNS
3 141 (8.31%) HTTP
4 120 (7.07%) Firewall
5 109 (6.42%) SSL
6 68 (4.01%) LDAP
7 61 (3.59%) Internet
8 57 (3.36%) Network Security
9 54 (3.18%) DHCP
10 47 (2.77%) SAN
11 45 (2.65%) IPsec
12 35 (2.06%) FTP
13 34 (2.00%) LAN
14 33 (1.94%) WAN
15 32 (1.89%) VLAN
15 32 (1.89%) VPN
16 18 (1.06%) IPv6
17 17 (1.00%) SSH
18 16 (0.94%) EIGRP
18 16 (0.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (21.74%) MongoDB
2 320 (18.86%) MySQL
3 226 (13.32%) NoSQL
4 140 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
5 109 (6.42%) Relational Database
6 99 (5.83%) Redis
7 93 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 86 (5.07%) SQL Server
8 86 (5.07%) Hadoop
9 76 (4.48%) RDBMS
10 60 (3.54%) Big Data
11 47 (2.77%) CouchDB
12 45 (2.65%) Riak
13 42 (2.47%) Oracle Database
14 30 (1.77%) MariaDB
15 26 (1.53%) Couchbase
15 26 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (1.06%) Hypertable
18 12 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 709 (41.78%) Jenkins
2 433 (25.52%) Git (software)
3 239 (14.08%) Subversion
4 220 (12.96%) Maven
5 174 (10.25%) JIRA
6 105 (6.19%) Hudson
7 96 (5.66%) Cucumber
8 89 (5.24%) TeamCity
9 81 (4.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 57 (3.36%) Selenium
11 54 (3.18%) JUnit
12 50 (2.95%) Ant
13 48 (2.83%) RSpec
14 31 (1.83%) Artifactory
15 28 (1.65%) Mockito
16 27 (1.59%) Mercurial
17 26 (1.53%) Eclipse
18 24 (1.41%) Gradle
19 18 (1.06%) Fiddler
19 18 (1.06%) PHPUnit
General
1 96 (5.66%) Finance
2 35 (2.06%) Publishing
3 32 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.65%) Banking
5 27 (1.59%) Retail
6 24 (1.41%) Marketing
7 22 (1.30%) Games
8 16 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.65%) Electronics
10 8 (0.47%) Advertising
11 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.41%) Legal
12 3 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.12%) German Language
13 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.12%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.12%) Billing
13 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.12%) Front Office
13 2 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 651 (38.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 236 (13.91%) Developer
3 166 (9.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 147 (8.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 116 (6.84%) Architect
6 109 (6.42%) Administrator
7 94 (5.54%) Linux Engineer
8 87 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
9 73 (4.30%) Linux Administrator
10 61 (3.59%) Java Developer
11 59 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
11 59 (3.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 55 (3.24%) Consultant
13 48 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (2.47%) Cloud Engineer
15 41 (2.42%) Senior Developer
16 37 (2.18%) DevOps Consultant
17 31 (1.83%) Senior Consultant
18 27 (1.59%) Infrastructure Architect
18 27 (1.59%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (19.03%) Web Services
2 107 (6.31%) HTML
3 101 (5.95%) LAMP
4 93 (5.48%) CSS
5 86 (5.07%) .NET
6 79 (4.66%) JSON
7 74 (4.36%) REST
8 71 (4.18%) RESTful
9 70 (4.12%) Spring
10 65 (3.83%) Middleware
11 61 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
12 60 (3.54%) J2EE
13 57 (3.36%) HTML5
14 54 (3.18%) MCollective
15 51 (3.01%) XML
15 51 (3.01%) Ruby on Rails
16 49 (2.89%) SOAP
17 45 (2.65%) jQuery
18 42 (2.47%) Hibernate
18 42 (2.47%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 325 (19.15%) Open Source
2 90 (5.30%) Clustering
3 65 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 39 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (2.06%) Replication
7 26 (1.53%) Wiki
8 21 (1.24%) Device Driver
9 19 (1.12%) User Experience
10 18 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 16 (0.94%) Digital Media
12 15 (0.88%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.82%) Taxonomies
14 12 (0.71%) NHS
14 12 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.65%) DTV
16 10 (0.59%) Online Games
16 10 (0.59%) Spread Betting
17 9 (0.53%) Client/Server
18 8 (0.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1211 (71.36%) Linux
2 356 (20.98%) UNIX
3 273 (16.09%) Windows
4 272 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 269 (15.85%) CentOS
6 207 (12.20%) Ubuntu
7 66 (3.89%) Debian
8 49 (2.89%) Solaris
9 45 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (2.12%) AIX
11 34 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
11 34 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (1.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 28 (1.65%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (1.06%) SUSE
16 11 (0.65%) Fedora
17 9 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
17 9 (0.53%) VMS
18 5 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1129 (66.53%) DevOps
2 762 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 655 (38.60%) Continuous Integration
4 645 (38.01%) Configuration Management
5 311 (18.33%) Scrum
6 170 (10.02%) TDD
7 130 (7.66%) Automated Testing
8 114 (6.72%) Load Balancing
9 112 (6.60%) SOA
10 100 (5.89%) BDD
11 99 (5.83%) Kanban
12 98 (5.77%) OO
13 95 (5.60%) Software Engineering
14 78 (4.60%) Change Management
15 72 (4.24%) Build Automation
16 65 (3.83%) ITIL
17 62 (3.65%) E-Commerce
18 58 (3.42%) Release Management
19 50 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
20 49 (2.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 653 (38.48%) Ruby
2 632 (37.24%) Java
3 599 (35.30%) Python
4 362 (21.33%) Bash Shell
5 323 (19.03%) Perl
6 269 (15.85%) PHP
7 175 (10.31%) Shell Script
8 159 (9.37%) SQL
9 145 (8.54%) JavaScript
10 111 (6.54%) PowerShell
11 76 (4.48%) Scala
12 61 (3.59%) C#
13 40 (2.36%) C
14 34 (2.00%) Golang
15 32 (1.89%) Korn
16 24 (1.41%) C++
17 19 (1.12%) Groovy
18 15 (0.88%) Clojure
19 7 (0.41%) PHP5
20 4 (0.24%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 210 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 128 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 47 (2.77%) Degree
4 40 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 37 (2.18%) VCP4
6 35 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.53%) CCNA
8 13 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (0.59%) CCNP
10 9 (0.53%) CCSA
11 8 (0.47%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.47%) VCAP
12 7 (0.41%) VCDX
12 7 (0.41%) CISSP
13 6 (0.35%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.35%) RHCT
13 6 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.35%) CISM
14 5 (0.29%) MCSE
14 5 (0.29%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.95%) QA
2 18 (1.06%) SLA
3 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.059%) COBIT
System Software
1 219 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (4.54%) Docker
3 71 (4.18%) vCloud
4 67 (3.95%) vSphere
5 45 (2.65%) Active Directory
5 45 (2.65%) Varnish
6 35 (2.06%) Xen
6 35 (2.06%) XenServer
7 34 (2.00%) Samba
7 34 (2.00%) NFS
8 27 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
9 25 (1.47%) VirtualBox
10 24 (1.41%) Hyper-V
10 24 (1.41%) Postfix
10 24 (1.41%) KVM
11 18 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (1.00%) VMware ESX
13 14 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 13 (0.77%) Squid
15 11 (0.65%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 852 (50.21%) Opscode Chef
2 306 (18.03%) Ansible
3 246 (14.50%) Nagios
4 184 (10.84%) Vagrant
5 166 (9.78%) Salt
6 98 (5.77%) ZABBIX
7 67 (3.95%) Graphite
8 65 (3.83%) Cobbler
9 33 (1.94%) Cacti
10 31 (1.83%) collectd
10 31 (1.83%) Kibana
11 28 (1.65%) Tivoli
12 26 (1.53%) CFEngine
13 23 (1.36%) SELinux
14 22 (1.30%) Opsview
15 20 (1.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 19 (1.12%) Icinga
17 18 (1.06%) Graylog
18 17 (1.00%) Zenoss
19 16 (0.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 382 (22.51%) VMware
2 341 (20.09%) Red Hat
3 251 (14.79%) Oracle
4 84 (4.95%) Rackspace
5 82 (4.83%) Microsoft
6 58 (3.42%) Splunk
7 53 (3.12%) New Relic
8 51 (3.01%) SaltStack
9 50 (2.95%) IBM
10 41 (2.42%) Citrix
11 40 (2.36%) HP
12 38 (2.24%) Atlassian
13 34 (2.00%) Cisco
14 31 (1.83%) Perforce
15 27 (1.59%) EMC
16 26 (1.53%) F5
17 25 (1.47%) NetApp
17 25 (1.47%) Percona
18 22 (1.30%) Akamai
19 17 (1.00%) DigitalOcean
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