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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 130 257 446
Rank change year-on-year
+127 +189
Contract jobs citing Puppet 865 358 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.63% 0.75% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.37% 10.55% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 278 92
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £410 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +96.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +78.57%
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
4246 3393 3237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 7.09% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2620 2112 1731
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 157 182
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.54 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.18% +7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.25 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.51% +18.97%

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 31 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 31 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 +98 520 £450 - 102
South East +86 129 £450 +15.38% 35
Yorkshire +46 86 £350 -15.66% 19
North West +10 37 £425 +25.92% 9
South West +6 35 £450 +38.46% 15
East of England -4 22 £413 +47.32% 6
North East - 16 £500 - 8
West Midlands - 11 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 10 £550 - 1
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 1011 (70.16%) Linux
2 918 (63.71%) DevOps
3 766 (53.16%) Opscode Chef
4 604 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
5 575 (39.90%) Jenkins
6 522 (36.22%) Java
7 501 (34.77%) Configuration Management
8 484 (33.59%) Ruby
9 475 (32.96%) Continuous Integration
10 420 (29.15%) Python
11 351 (24.36%) VMware
12 346 (24.01%) Git (software)
13 329 (22.83%) Web Services
14 324 (22.48%) UNIX
15 321 (22.28%) Apache
16 320 (22.21%) Red Hat
17 319 (22.14%) Amazon AWS
18 297 (20.61%) Open Source
19 294 (20.40%) Bash Shell
19 294 (20.40%) Scrum
20 269 (18.67%) Perl
21 259 (17.97%) CentOS
22 251 (17.42%) Nagios
23 245 (17.00%) PHP
24 233 (16.17%) MySQL
24 233 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 222 (15.41%) MongoDB
26 203 (14.09%) Maven
27 200 (13.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 192 (13.32%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 321 (22.28%) Apache
2 155 (10.76%) Tomcat
3 108 (7.49%) nginx
4 107 (7.43%) OpenStack
5 86 (5.97%) Node.js
5 86 (5.97%) WebLogic
6 85 (5.90%) JBoss
7 75 (5.20%) Confluence
8 65 (4.51%) WebSphere
9 55 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (2.71%) Apache Solr
11 37 (2.57%) IIS
12 21 (1.46%) SharePoint
12 21 (1.46%) Drupal
13 17 (1.18%) Jetty
13 17 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.97%) CMS
15 11 (0.76%) MediaWiki
15 11 (0.76%) WordPress
16 10 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.28%) MS Project
3 4 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.14%) Summit
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.069%) RMDS
4 1 (0.069%) assyst
4 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 319 (22.14%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (12.70%) Amazon EC2
3 86 (5.97%) Amazon S3
4 65 (4.51%) PaaS
5 55 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 50 (3.47%) SaaS
7 29 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
8 27 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (1.87%) IaaS
9 25 (1.73%) Route 53
10 12 (0.83%) Joyent
11 10 (0.69%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.42%) ElastiCache
12 6 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.14%) Heroku
13 2 (0.14%) GitHub
13 2 (0.14%) Office 365
14 1 (0.069%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.069%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.069%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (7.77%) DNS
2 108 (7.49%) TCP/IP
3 96 (6.66%) Firewall
4 93 (6.45%) HTTP
5 77 (5.34%) SSL
6 68 (4.72%) LDAP
6 68 (4.72%) Internet
7 53 (3.68%) SAN
8 44 (3.05%) VPN
9 28 (1.94%) DHCP
9 28 (1.94%) Network Security
10 27 (1.87%) WAN
11 26 (1.80%) LAN
12 22 (1.53%) Reverse Proxy
13 20 (1.39%) IPsec
14 15 (1.04%) NAS
15 14 (0.97%) SSH
16 11 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
16 11 (0.76%) OSPF
16 11 (0.76%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (16.17%) MySQL
2 222 (15.41%) MongoDB
3 183 (12.70%) NoSQL
4 128 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (5.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 72 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 62 (4.30%) Big Data
8 56 (3.89%) SQL Server
9 55 (3.82%) Redis
10 45 (3.12%) Hadoop
11 41 (2.85%) Oracle Exadata
12 34 (2.36%) CouchDB
13 32 (2.22%) Riak
14 30 (2.08%) RDBMS
15 28 (1.94%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (1.32%) Couchbase
18 15 (1.04%) HBase
19 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
20 10 (0.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 575 (39.90%) Jenkins
2 346 (24.01%) Git (software)
3 203 (14.09%) Maven
4 162 (11.24%) JIRA
5 130 (9.02%) Subversion
6 97 (6.73%) Hudson
7 83 (5.76%) Cucumber
8 67 (4.65%) Selenium
9 57 (3.96%) RSpec
10 41 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 36 (2.50%) TeamCity
12 32 (2.22%) Ant
13 28 (1.94%) JUnit
14 25 (1.73%) FitNesse
15 22 (1.53%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.32%) PHPUnit
16 19 (1.32%) Artifactory
17 15 (1.04%) Mockito
17 15 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (0.97%) Mercurial
General
1 109 (7.56%) Finance
2 41 (2.85%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.43%) Banking
4 28 (1.94%) Retail
4 28 (1.94%) Publishing
5 25 (1.73%) Financial Institution
6 20 (1.39%) Games
7 16 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.90%) Marketing
9 9 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.49%) Advertising
10 7 (0.49%) Back Office
11 6 (0.42%) Electronics
11 6 (0.42%) Front Office
12 5 (0.35%) Legal
13 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Billing
14 1 (0.069%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.069%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 463 (32.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 216 (14.99%) Developer
3 139 (9.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 128 (8.88%) Linux Engineer
5 113 (7.84%) Architect
6 74 (5.14%) Administrator
7 71 (4.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 66 (4.58%) Consultant
9 64 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
10 62 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
11 58 (4.02%) Linux Administrator
12 52 (3.61%) Java Developer
13 48 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
14 45 (3.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 44 (3.05%) DevOps Consultant
16 34 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
16 34 (2.36%) Software Engineer
17 33 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 31 (2.15%) Senior Developer
19 28 (1.94%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (22.83%) Web Services
2 146 (10.13%) LAMP
3 88 (6.11%) HTML
4 87 (6.04%) JSON
5 75 (5.20%) Middleware
6 70 (4.86%) XML
7 69 (4.79%) RESTful
8 61 (4.23%) Spring
9 56 (3.89%) CSS
9 56 (3.89%) HTML5
10 55 (3.82%) REST
10 55 (3.82%) J2EE
11 53 (3.68%) .NET
12 51 (3.54%) SOAP
13 46 (3.19%) MCollective
14 43 (2.98%) ActiveMQ
15 41 (2.85%) WebSphere MQ
16 40 (2.78%) Hibernate
17 35 (2.43%) jQuery
18 29 (2.01%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 297 (20.61%) Open Source
2 69 (4.79%) Clustering
3 63 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.01%) Replication
6 24 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.53%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.18%) Visualisation
9 15 (1.04%) Wiki
10 13 (0.90%) User Experience
11 11 (0.76%) Online Games
11 11 (0.76%) Taxonomies
12 10 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.62%) NHS
14 7 (0.49%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.42%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.42%) DTV
15 6 (0.42%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1011 (70.16%) Linux
2 324 (22.48%) UNIX
3 259 (17.97%) CentOS
4 200 (13.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 162 (11.24%) Ubuntu
6 142 (9.85%) Windows
7 76 (5.27%) Debian
8 48 (3.33%) SELinux
9 41 (2.85%) Solaris
10 37 (2.57%) Oracle Linux
11 29 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (1.94%) AIX
12 28 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (1.04%) SUSE
14 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.62%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.56%) VMS
17 5 (0.35%) SmartOS
17 5 (0.35%) Android
18 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (63.71%) DevOps
2 604 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (34.77%) Configuration Management
4 475 (32.96%) Continuous Integration
5 294 (20.40%) Scrum
6 147 (10.20%) TDD
7 113 (7.84%) SOA
8 97 (6.73%) Kanban
9 82 (5.69%) BDD
10 79 (5.48%) Software Engineering
11 74 (5.14%) Load Balancing
12 73 (5.07%) OO
13 66 (4.58%) Build Automation
14 57 (3.96%) Automated Testing
15 53 (3.68%) ITIL
16 52 (3.61%) E-Commerce
17 45 (3.12%) Release Management
18 40 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
19 39 (2.71%) Service Delivery
19 39 (2.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 522 (36.22%) Java
2 484 (33.59%) Ruby
3 420 (29.15%) Python
4 294 (20.40%) Bash Shell
5 269 (18.67%) Perl
6 245 (17.00%) PHP
7 139 (9.65%) SQL
8 130 (9.02%) Shell Script
9 126 (8.74%) JavaScript
10 86 (5.97%) PowerShell
11 74 (5.14%) Scala
12 35 (2.43%) C#
13 33 (2.29%) C++
14 25 (1.73%) C
15 17 (1.18%) Groovy
16 16 (1.11%) Golang
16 16 (1.11%) Korn
17 13 (0.90%) Clojure
18 10 (0.69%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 100 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 34 (2.36%) Degree
4 29 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.87%) CCNA
6 13 (0.90%) CCSA
7 12 (0.83%) CISM
7 12 (0.83%) CISSP
7 12 (0.83%) JNCIA
8 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.56%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.49%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.49%) VCDX
10 7 (0.49%) VCAP
11 5 (0.35%) RHCE
11 5 (0.35%) MCSE
12 3 (0.21%) PhD
12 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.68%) QA
2 18 (1.25%) SLA
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 233 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (5.90%) vCloud
3 53 (3.68%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (2.50%) XenServer
5 33 (2.29%) vSphere
6 30 (2.08%) Active Directory
7 28 (1.94%) VMware ESX
8 27 (1.87%) Varnish
9 26 (1.80%) Samba
10 25 (1.73%) Docker
11 24 (1.67%) NFS
12 23 (1.60%) Xen
13 18 (1.25%) Hyper-V
13 18 (1.25%) KVM
14 14 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (0.90%) VirtualBox
15 13 (0.90%) Postfix
16 12 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (0.49%) LXC
18 4 (0.28%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 766 (53.16%) Opscode Chef
2 251 (17.42%) Nagios
3 191 (13.25%) Vagrant
4 148 (10.27%) Ansible
5 125 (8.67%) Salt
6 91 (6.32%) ZABBIX
7 46 (3.19%) Cacti
8 39 (2.71%) YUM
9 34 (2.36%) Zenoss
10 30 (2.08%) Cobbler
11 22 (1.53%) Kibana
12 20 (1.39%) Graylog2
13 19 (1.32%) Opsview
13 19 (1.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 18 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 17 (1.18%) Tivoli
16 14 (0.97%) NetBackup
17 13 (0.90%) SCOM
17 13 (0.90%) Capistrano
17 13 (0.90%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 351 (24.36%) VMware
2 320 (22.21%) Red Hat
3 192 (13.32%) Oracle
4 102 (7.08%) IBM
5 80 (5.55%) Rackspace
6 72 (5.00%) Splunk
7 63 (4.37%) Microsoft
8 57 (3.96%) SaltStack
9 44 (3.05%) New Relic
10 40 (2.78%) EMC
11 36 (2.50%) Atlassian
12 32 (2.22%) Citrix
12 32 (2.22%) HP
13 31 (2.15%) Remedy
14 29 (2.01%) Cisco
14 29 (2.01%) Percona
15 28 (1.94%) NetApp
16 25 (1.73%) Perforce
17 17 (1.18%) Symantec
17 17 (1.18%) Veritas
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 500 - 650
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £485 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
ISL
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + Flex
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
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