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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 129 194 286
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +92
Contract jobs citing Puppet 876 516 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.73% 1.08% 0.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.91% 13.73% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 355 199
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
4189 3757 3423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.27% 7.85% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2618 2173 1953
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 117 159
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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 +24 426 £475 +5.55% 135
East of England +70 136 £400 +3.22% 24
South East +33 104 £450 +28.57% 35
Yorkshire +18 64 £375 +7.14% 21
North West +24 56 £431 +7.81% 19
South West +8 52 £423 +2.42% 24
North East -1 23 £395 -1.25% 4
East Midlands - 16 £538 - 3
West Midlands +1 8 £475 +35.71% 5
Midlands - 1 - -
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1225 (71.60%) Linux
2 1084 (63.35%) DevOps
3 962 (56.22%) Opscode Chef
4 717 (41.91%) Jenkins
5 683 (39.92%) Configuration Management
6 669 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
7 624 (36.47%) Amazon AWS
8 613 (35.83%) Continuous Integration
9 612 (35.77%) Python
10 600 (35.07%) Ruby
11 598 (34.95%) Java
12 440 (25.72%) Git (software)
13 396 (23.14%) Ansible
14 377 (22.03%) VMware
15 374 (21.86%) Red Hat
16 349 (20.40%) UNIX
17 341 (19.93%) Windows
18 338 (19.75%) MongoDB
19 326 (19.05%) Bash Shell
20 325 (18.99%) MySQL
21 317 (18.53%) Web Services
22 311 (18.18%) Open Source
23 306 (17.88%) Perl
24 302 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 245 (14.32%) Scrum
26 242 (14.14%) Apache
27 233 (13.62%) Subversion
28 229 (13.38%) PHP
29 225 (13.15%) Oracle
30 216 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 242 (14.14%) Apache
2 183 (10.70%) Tomcat
3 164 (9.59%) OpenStack
4 128 (7.48%) nginx
5 114 (6.66%) Confluence
6 107 (6.25%) IIS
7 81 (4.73%) Node.js
8 80 (4.68%) JBoss
9 72 (4.21%) WebLogic
10 44 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
11 40 (2.34%) WebSphere
12 37 (2.16%) Jetty
13 35 (2.05%) Drupal
14 19 (1.11%) Apache Solr
14 19 (1.11%) Mule ESB
15 16 (0.94%) MediaWiki
16 15 (0.88%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
18 12 (0.70%) CMS
19 11 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 42 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.058%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.058%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 624 (36.47%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (8.53%) Amazon EC2
3 116 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 85 (4.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 75 (4.38%) PaaS
6 59 (3.45%) Amazon S3
7 54 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
8 46 (2.69%) IaaS
9 44 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 37 (2.16%) Amazon ELB
11 31 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 29 (1.69%) Route 53
13 27 (1.58%) Heroku
14 26 (1.52%) SaaS
14 26 (1.52%) GitHub
14 26 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 21 (1.23%) Google App Engine
16 16 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
17 13 (0.76%) OpenShift
18 10 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 168 (9.82%) TCP/IP
2 157 (9.18%) HTTP
3 155 (9.06%) DNS
4 142 (8.30%) Firewall
5 108 (6.31%) SSL
6 68 (3.97%) Network Security
7 60 (3.51%) Internet
8 59 (3.45%) DHCP
9 57 (3.33%) LDAP
10 52 (3.04%) IPsec
11 51 (2.98%) VPN
12 49 (2.86%) SAN
13 48 (2.81%) FTP
14 42 (2.45%) LAN
15 35 (2.05%) WAN
16 22 (1.29%) Reverse Proxy
17 19 (1.11%) VLAN
18 18 (1.05%) NAS
18 18 (1.05%) AMQP
19 13 (0.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (19.75%) MongoDB
2 325 (18.99%) MySQL
3 187 (10.93%) NoSQL
4 146 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
5 114 (6.66%) SQL Server
6 102 (5.96%) Relational Database
7 100 (5.84%) Redis
8 75 (4.38%) Hadoop
9 62 (3.62%) RDBMS
10 44 (2.57%) Big Data
11 39 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 38 (2.22%) Oracle Database
13 28 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
14 23 (1.34%) CouchDB
15 22 (1.29%) Couchbase
16 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (0.76%) Riak
19 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 717 (41.91%) Jenkins
2 440 (25.72%) Git (software)
3 233 (13.62%) Subversion
4 185 (10.81%) JIRA
5 155 (9.06%) Maven
6 97 (5.67%) Hudson
7 77 (4.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 68 (3.97%) Cucumber
9 67 (3.92%) TeamCity
10 66 (3.86%) Ant
11 64 (3.74%) JUnit
12 55 (3.21%) Selenium
13 54 (3.16%) Mercurial
14 47 (2.75%) Artifactory
15 42 (2.45%) Gradle
16 38 (2.22%) RSpec
17 36 (2.10%) Gerrit
18 30 (1.75%) Eclipse
19 29 (1.69%) JMeter
20 28 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 135 (7.89%) Finance
2 48 (2.81%) Banking
3 32 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.69%) Games
5 26 (1.52%) Retail
6 25 (1.46%) Marketing
7 24 (1.40%) Publishing
8 10 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.41%) Legal
9 7 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.29%) Electronics
12 4 (0.23%) Advertising
12 4 (0.23%) Billing
12 4 (0.23%) German Language
12 4 (0.23%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.18%) Law
14 2 (0.12%) Turkish Language
15 1 (0.058%) French Language
Job Titles
1 638 (37.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 234 (13.68%) Developer
3 195 (11.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 159 (9.29%) Administrator
5 144 (8.42%) Systems Administrator
6 133 (7.77%) Architect
7 122 (7.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 110 (6.43%) Linux Engineer
9 99 (5.79%) Linux Administrator
10 88 (5.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 81 (4.73%) Consultant
12 76 (4.44%) Java Developer
13 54 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 47 (2.75%) Senior Developer
15 46 (2.69%) DevOps Consultant
16 45 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
17 27 (1.58%) Technical Architect
18 25 (1.46%) Solutions Architect
19 24 (1.40%) Web Engineer
20 22 (1.29%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (18.53%) Web Services
2 124 (7.25%) .NET
3 123 (7.19%) HTML
4 107 (6.25%) REST
5 105 (6.14%) LAMP
6 93 (5.44%) CSS
7 85 (4.97%) Middleware
8 76 (4.44%) JSON
9 73 (4.27%) J2EE
10 68 (3.97%) Ruby on Rails
11 65 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
12 60 (3.51%) HTML5
13 57 (3.33%) Spring
14 44 (2.57%) RESTful
14 44 (2.57%) jQuery
15 41 (2.40%) XML
16 39 (2.28%) Django
17 37 (2.16%) AngularJS
18 35 (2.05%) CSS3
19 31 (1.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.61%) Data Centre
2 64 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (3.74%) Clustering
3 46 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 31 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 26 (1.52%) Private Cloud
6 26 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 25 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 25 (1.46%) Wiki
8 24 (1.40%) Replication
8 24 (1.40%) User Experience
9 17 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 14 (0.82%) Streaming Video
10 14 (0.82%) Public Cloud
11 11 (0.64%) iPad
11 11 (0.64%) iPhone
12 10 (0.58%) HACMP
13 9 (0.53%) Device Driver
14 8 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1225 (71.60%) Linux
2 349 (20.40%) UNIX
3 341 (19.93%) Windows
4 302 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 216 (12.62%) CentOS
6 146 (8.53%) Ubuntu
7 67 (3.92%) Solaris
8 44 (2.57%) Mac OS X
9 39 (2.28%) Debian
9 39 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (1.93%) AIX
12 29 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
14 16 (0.94%) SUSE
15 12 (0.70%) Fedora
15 12 (0.70%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.70%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1084 (63.35%) DevOps
2 683 (39.92%) Configuration Management
3 669 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
4 613 (35.83%) Continuous Integration
5 311 (18.18%) Open Source
6 245 (14.32%) Scrum
7 197 (11.51%) Continuous Delivery
8 195 (11.40%) TDD
9 103 (6.02%) OO
10 96 (5.61%) SOA
11 95 (5.55%) Load Balancing
12 90 (5.26%) Automated Testing
13 88 (5.14%) Software Engineering
14 82 (4.79%) BDD
15 73 (4.27%) Kanban
15 73 (4.27%) E-Commerce
16 71 (4.15%) ITIL
17 64 (3.74%) Migration
18 63 (3.68%) SDLC
19 60 (3.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 612 (35.77%) Python
2 600 (35.07%) Ruby
3 598 (34.95%) Java
4 326 (19.05%) Bash Shell
5 306 (17.88%) Perl
6 229 (13.38%) PHP
7 164 (9.59%) SQL
8 154 (9.00%) JavaScript
9 131 (7.66%) Shell Script
10 113 (6.60%) PowerShell
11 84 (4.91%) Scala
12 68 (3.97%) C#
13 50 (2.92%) Go
14 37 (2.16%) C
15 32 (1.87%) Groovy
16 21 (1.23%) C++
17 18 (1.05%) Korn
18 9 (0.53%) Clojure
19 8 (0.47%) PHP5
20 4 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 165 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 76 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 49 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 43 (2.51%) Degree
5 29 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.29%) RHCE
7 20 (1.17%) CCNA
8 10 (0.58%) CCNP
9 8 (0.47%) MCSE
9 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.23%) CCIE
10 4 (0.23%) VCAP
11 3 (0.18%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.18%) CCSA
12 2 (0.12%) LPIC
12 2 (0.12%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.12%) HP ASE
12 2 (0.12%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.91%) QA
2 19 (1.11%) SLA
3 15 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.058%) COBIT
System Software
1 216 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (10.46%) Docker
3 74 (4.32%) vCloud
4 71 (4.15%) Active Directory
5 55 (3.21%) vSphere
6 38 (2.22%) Varnish
6 38 (2.22%) KVM
7 31 (1.81%) Samba
8 26 (1.52%) Xen
8 26 (1.52%) Hyper-V
9 25 (1.46%) XenServer
9 25 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 20 (1.17%) Postfix
10 20 (1.17%) iptables
11 19 (1.11%) VirtualBox
12 18 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (1.05%) VMware ESX
12 18 (1.05%) NFS
13 17 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 14 (0.82%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 962 (56.22%) Opscode Chef
2 396 (23.14%) Ansible
3 204 (11.92%) Vagrant
4 164 (9.59%) Salt
5 156 (9.12%) Nagios
6 92 (5.38%) ZABBIX
7 46 (2.69%) Graphite
8 43 (2.51%) Rundeck
9 42 (2.45%) Kibana
10 39 (2.28%) HAProxy
10 39 (2.28%) Cobbler
11 37 (2.16%) logstash
12 26 (1.52%) Opsview
13 24 (1.40%) Capistrano
14 22 (1.29%) Tivoli
15 20 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
16 16 (0.94%) yum
16 16 (0.94%) NetBackup
17 15 (0.88%) SCOM
17 15 (0.88%) Cacti
Vendors
1 377 (22.03%) VMware
2 374 (21.86%) Red Hat
3 225 (13.15%) Oracle
4 115 (6.72%) Microsoft
5 71 (4.15%) HP
6 60 (3.51%) IBM
7 59 (3.45%) Splunk
8 56 (3.27%) SaltStack
9 52 (3.04%) New Relic
10 46 (2.69%) Google
10 46 (2.69%) Atlassian
11 45 (2.63%) Rackspace
12 44 (2.57%) Citrix
13 37 (2.16%) Cisco
14 30 (1.75%) Veritas
15 27 (1.58%) webMethods
16 26 (1.52%) EMC
17 25 (1.46%) Perforce
18 19 (1.11%) WSO2
18 19 (1.11%) Sun
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 6 Months initially
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago