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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 128 244 391
Rank change year-on-year
+116 +147
Contract jobs citing Puppet 883 376 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 0.79% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.79% 11.07% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 296 122
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
4247 3397 3066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.05% 7.17% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2653 2102 1677
Average daily rate £415 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.23% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 145 191
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.17 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% -5.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.90% +5.45%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +84 527 £468 +3.88% 93
South East +77 128 £450 +17.64% 28
Yorkshire +41 87 £350 -15.66% 21
North West +25 36 £450 - 5
South West +6 36 £450 +38.46% 16
West Midlands +12 26 £425 - 11
East of England +10 21 £438 +22.80% 4
North East - 16 £500 - 2
East Midlands - 7 £550 - 2
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1116 (70.95%) Linux
2 1032 (65.61%) DevOps
3 838 (53.27%) Opscode Chef
4 672 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
5 660 (41.96%) Jenkins
6 577 (36.68%) Java
7 539 (34.27%) Ruby
8 530 (33.69%) Configuration Management
9 516 (32.80%) Continuous Integration
10 457 (29.05%) Python
11 378 (24.03%) Git (software)
12 375 (23.84%) VMware
13 360 (22.89%) Red Hat
14 356 (22.63%) UNIX
15 349 (22.19%) Web Services
16 337 (21.42%) Apache
17 335 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
18 327 (20.79%) Scrum
19 315 (20.03%) Open Source
20 308 (19.58%) Bash Shell
21 296 (18.82%) CentOS
22 294 (18.69%) Perl
23 282 (17.93%) Nagios
24 259 (16.47%) MongoDB
25 257 (16.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 253 (16.08%) PHP
27 241 (15.32%) MySQL
28 235 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
29 231 (14.69%) Maven
30 211 (13.41%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 337 (21.42%) Apache
2 183 (11.63%) Tomcat
3 133 (8.46%) OpenStack
4 106 (6.74%) nginx
5 100 (6.36%) JBoss
6 96 (6.10%) Node.js
7 90 (5.72%) WebLogic
8 81 (5.15%) Confluence
9 65 (4.13%) WebSphere
10 62 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
11 43 (2.73%) Apache Solr
12 31 (1.97%) IIS
13 27 (1.72%) Drupal
14 18 (1.14%) Jetty
15 17 (1.08%) SharePoint
16 16 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 15 (0.95%) CMS
18 11 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
19 9 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
19 9 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.25%) MS Project
3 4 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.13%) Summit
4 1 (0.064%) RMDS
4 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.064%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 335 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (11.63%) Amazon EC2
3 85 (5.40%) Amazon S3
4 84 (5.34%) PaaS
5 60 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 43 (2.73%) SaaS
7 30 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
8 27 (1.72%) IaaS
9 25 (1.59%) Route 53
10 23 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.76%) Joyent
13 11 (0.70%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.70%) Heroku
14 10 (0.64%) Engine Yard
15 5 (0.32%) GitHub
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.19%) ElastiCache
17 2 (0.13%) Office 365
18 1 (0.064%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 143 (9.09%) DNS
2 126 (8.01%) TCP/IP
3 112 (7.12%) Firewall
4 95 (6.04%) HTTP
5 81 (5.15%) SSL
6 70 (4.45%) Internet
7 69 (4.39%) LDAP
8 57 (3.62%) SAN
9 41 (2.61%) VPN
10 37 (2.35%) DHCP
11 32 (2.03%) Network Security
12 25 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
13 23 (1.46%) WAN
14 22 (1.40%) LAN
15 16 (1.02%) IPsec
16 15 (0.95%) SSH
17 14 (0.89%) FTP
18 12 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
18 12 (0.76%) VLAN
19 11 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (16.47%) MongoDB
2 241 (15.32%) MySQL
3 207 (13.16%) NoSQL
4 117 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
5 91 (5.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 74 (4.70%) Relational Database
7 71 (4.51%) Big Data
8 64 (4.07%) Redis
9 62 (3.94%) Hadoop
10 53 (3.37%) SQL Server
11 43 (2.73%) CouchDB
12 41 (2.61%) Riak
13 39 (2.48%) Oracle Exadata
14 38 (2.42%) RDBMS
15 27 (1.72%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (1.21%) Couchbase
18 16 (1.02%) HBase
19 15 (0.95%) MariaDB
20 14 (0.89%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 660 (41.96%) Jenkins
2 378 (24.03%) Git (software)
3 231 (14.69%) Maven
4 160 (10.17%) JIRA
5 156 (9.92%) Subversion
6 103 (6.55%) Hudson
7 88 (5.59%) Cucumber
8 71 (4.51%) Selenium
9 58 (3.69%) RSpec
10 57 (3.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 53 (3.37%) TeamCity
12 36 (2.29%) JUnit
13 32 (2.03%) Ant
14 25 (1.59%) Artifactory
15 22 (1.40%) Mockito
15 22 (1.40%) FitNesse
16 21 (1.34%) Eclipse
17 18 (1.14%) PHPUnit
18 17 (1.08%) Gradle
19 14 (0.89%) JMeter
General
1 111 (7.06%) Finance
2 38 (2.42%) Banking
3 36 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.84%) Retail
5 28 (1.78%) Publishing
6 24 (1.53%) Games
7 23 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.02%) Marketing
8 16 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.51%) Advertising
11 7 (0.45%) Electronics
11 7 (0.45%) Back Office
12 6 (0.38%) Front Office
13 5 (0.32%) Legal
14 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Billing
15 1 (0.064%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.064%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.064%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 539 (34.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 228 (14.49%) Developer
3 150 (9.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 126 (8.01%) Architect
5 123 (7.82%) Linux Engineer
6 106 (6.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 75 (4.77%) Administrator
8 69 (4.39%) Consultant
9 66 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
10 64 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
11 60 (3.81%) Linux Administrator
11 60 (3.81%) Java Developer
12 46 (2.92%) DevOps Consultant
12 46 (2.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 45 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
14 33 (2.10%) Senior Developer
15 32 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
16 30 (1.91%) Infrastructure Architect
17 29 (1.84%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (22.19%) Web Services
2 142 (9.03%) LAMP
3 93 (5.91%) JSON
4 88 (5.59%) HTML
5 79 (5.02%) Middleware
6 73 (4.64%) RESTful
7 72 (4.58%) XML
8 69 (4.39%) Spring
9 64 (4.07%) REST
10 57 (3.62%) CSS
11 56 (3.56%) SOAP
11 56 (3.56%) J2EE
11 56 (3.56%) HTML5
11 56 (3.56%) MCollective
12 52 (3.31%) .NET
13 46 (2.92%) Hibernate
13 46 (2.92%) ActiveMQ
14 45 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
15 40 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
16 37 (2.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 315 (20.03%) Open Source
2 78 (4.96%) Clustering
3 67 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.10%) Replication
6 27 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.27%) Hedge funds
9 17 (1.08%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.02%) Online Games
11 14 (0.89%) User Experience
12 13 (0.83%) Taxonomies
13 11 (0.70%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.64%) Wiki
15 9 (0.57%) Device Driver
15 9 (0.57%) NHS
16 8 (0.51%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.51%) Management Information System
16 8 (0.51%) Client/Server
17 7 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1116 (70.95%) Linux
2 356 (22.63%) UNIX
3 296 (18.82%) CentOS
4 257 (16.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 185 (11.76%) Ubuntu
6 168 (10.68%) Windows
7 76 (4.83%) Debian
8 47 (2.99%) SELinux
9 45 (2.86%) Solaris
10 42 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (2.42%) Oracle Linux
12 36 (2.29%) AIX
13 32 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 20 (1.27%) SUSE
16 16 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.51%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.51%) VMS
18 6 (0.38%) Fedora
19 5 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1032 (65.61%) DevOps
2 672 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
3 530 (33.69%) Configuration Management
4 516 (32.80%) Continuous Integration
5 327 (20.79%) Scrum
6 153 (9.73%) TDD
7 116 (7.37%) SOA
8 106 (6.74%) Kanban
9 90 (5.72%) Load Balancing
10 86 (5.47%) BDD
11 81 (5.15%) Software Engineering
12 75 (4.77%) Automated Testing
13 73 (4.64%) OO
14 68 (4.32%) Build Automation
15 63 (4.01%) ITIL
16 60 (3.81%) E-Commerce
17 57 (3.62%) Release Management
18 48 (3.05%) Change Management
19 46 (2.92%) Service Delivery
20 43 (2.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 577 (36.68%) Java
2 539 (34.27%) Ruby
3 457 (29.05%) Python
4 308 (19.58%) Bash Shell
5 294 (18.69%) Perl
6 253 (16.08%) PHP
7 148 (9.41%) Shell Script
8 137 (8.71%) SQL
9 128 (8.14%) JavaScript
10 97 (6.17%) PowerShell
11 84 (5.34%) Scala
12 38 (2.42%) C#
13 28 (1.78%) C++
13 28 (1.78%) C
14 25 (1.59%) Korn
15 23 (1.46%) Golang
16 18 (1.14%) Groovy
17 14 (0.89%) Clojure
18 8 (0.51%) VB
19 6 (0.38%) Jython
Qualifications
1 175 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 119 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 37 (2.35%) Degree
4 30 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.65%) CCNA
6 13 (0.83%) CCSA
7 12 (0.76%) BC Cleared
7 12 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.76%) JNCIA
7 12 (0.76%) CISM
7 12 (0.76%) CISSP
8 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.51%) RHCSA
10 8 (0.51%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.38%) RHCE
12 6 (0.38%) MCSE
13 5 (0.32%) CCNP
14 3 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.26%) QA
2 20 (1.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 235 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (5.66%) vCloud
3 50 (3.18%) Oracle RAC
4 35 (2.23%) vSphere
5 33 (2.10%) Active Directory
6 31 (1.97%) NFS
6 31 (1.97%) Varnish
7 30 (1.91%) XenServer
8 28 (1.78%) Docker
8 28 (1.78%) VMware ESX
9 27 (1.72%) Xen
10 21 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (1.34%) Hyper-V
11 20 (1.27%) Samba
12 18 (1.14%) VirtualBox
12 18 (1.14%) KVM
13 15 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.51%) Squid
15 7 (0.45%) Postfix
16 4 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 838 (53.27%) Opscode Chef
2 282 (17.93%) Nagios
3 200 (12.71%) Ansible
4 194 (12.33%) Vagrant
5 127 (8.07%) Salt
6 95 (6.04%) ZABBIX
7 46 (2.92%) Cobbler
8 44 (2.80%) Cacti
9 34 (2.16%) Zenoss
9 34 (2.16%) YUM
10 32 (2.03%) Kibana
11 24 (1.53%) Opsview
12 23 (1.46%) Graylog2
12 23 (1.46%) collectd
13 22 (1.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 22 (1.40%) Tivoli
14 18 (1.14%) CFEngine
14 18 (1.14%) NetBackup
15 17 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 17 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 375 (23.84%) VMware
2 360 (22.89%) Red Hat
3 211 (13.41%) Oracle
4 98 (6.23%) IBM
5 86 (5.47%) Rackspace
6 82 (5.21%) Splunk
7 71 (4.51%) Microsoft
8 61 (3.88%) SaltStack
9 50 (3.18%) New Relic
10 47 (2.99%) EMC
11 42 (2.67%) Atlassian
12 38 (2.42%) HP
13 33 (2.10%) NetApp
14 32 (2.03%) Cisco
15 31 (1.97%) Perforce
16 29 (1.84%) Citrix
16 29 (1.84%) Percona
17 28 (1.78%) Remedy
18 19 (1.21%) Veritas
18 19 (1.21%) Dell
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Rate: Negotiable
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £480 per annum
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Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per day
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East London
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Rate: £350 - £380 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 625
Posted: Yesterday
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Quant Capital
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
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Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
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