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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 129 213 385
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +172
Contract jobs citing Puppet 848 501 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 0.98% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.50% 12.89% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 344 123
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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
3944 3887 2993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.79% 7.56% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2433 2243 1751
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 159 158
Average hourly rate £20.19 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +16.27%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +58 458 £475 +5.55% 142
South East +50 123 £385 -0.64% 33
Yorkshire +45 85 £350 +9.37% 13
South West +47 74 £425 +3.03% 25
North West -9 51 £408 +1.87% 5
East Midlands - 20 £525 -
East of England +19 18 £325 -18.75% 12
North East +18 14 £370 - 1
West Midlands -6 10 £400 - 3
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1208 (73.21%) Linux
2 1073 (65.03%) DevOps
3 825 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 703 (42.61%) Jenkins
5 698 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
6 651 (39.45%) Configuration Management
7 612 (37.09%) Continuous Integration
8 601 (36.42%) Ruby
9 591 (35.82%) Python
10 573 (34.73%) Java
11 566 (34.30%) Amazon AWS
12 428 (25.94%) Git (software)
13 374 (22.67%) VMware
14 362 (21.94%) Red Hat
15 357 (21.64%) UNIX
16 348 (21.09%) Bash Shell
17 344 (20.85%) MongoDB
18 335 (20.30%) Ansible
19 327 (19.82%) Windows
20 325 (19.70%) MySQL
21 311 (18.85%) Perl
22 306 (18.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 298 (18.06%) Apache
24 294 (17.82%) Web Services
25 289 (17.52%) Open Source
26 268 (16.24%) CentOS
27 253 (15.33%) PHP
28 245 (14.85%) Subversion
29 244 (14.79%) Scrum
29 244 (14.79%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 298 (18.06%) Apache
2 190 (11.52%) Tomcat
3 188 (11.39%) OpenStack
4 151 (9.15%) nginx
5 106 (6.42%) Node.js
6 97 (5.88%) Confluence
7 84 (5.09%) WebLogic
8 83 (5.03%) JBoss
9 79 (4.79%) IIS
10 59 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
11 51 (3.09%) WebSphere
12 30 (1.82%) Apache Solr
13 28 (1.70%) Drupal
14 27 (1.64%) Jetty
15 24 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
16 20 (1.21%) MediaWiki
17 15 (0.91%) SharePoint
18 14 (0.85%) CMS
19 12 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 11 (0.67%) uWSGI
Applications
1 37 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.061%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 566 (34.30%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
3 118 (7.15%) PaaS
4 108 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 90 (5.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 65 (3.94%) Amazon S3
7 47 (2.85%) IaaS
8 46 (2.79%) Heroku
9 43 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
10 34 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 33 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
12 28 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 27 (1.64%) GitHub
14 25 (1.52%) Route 53
15 23 (1.39%) SaaS
16 22 (1.33%) Google App Engine
17 17 (1.03%) Engine Yard
18 10 (0.61%) OpenShift
19 5 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 171 (10.36%) TCP/IP
2 167 (10.12%) DNS
3 153 (9.27%) Firewall
4 144 (8.73%) HTTP
5 110 (6.67%) SSL
6 67 (4.06%) Network Security
7 65 (3.94%) DHCP
8 62 (3.76%) LDAP
9 59 (3.58%) Internet
10 55 (3.33%) IPsec
11 50 (3.03%) SAN
12 49 (2.97%) FTP
13 45 (2.73%) VPN
14 38 (2.30%) LAN
15 30 (1.82%) WAN
15 30 (1.82%) VLAN
16 19 (1.15%) NAS
17 18 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
17 18 (1.09%) IPv6
18 16 (0.97%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (20.85%) MongoDB
2 325 (19.70%) MySQL
3 195 (11.82%) NoSQL
4 133 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
5 107 (6.48%) Redis
6 89 (5.39%) Relational Database
7 87 (5.27%) SQL Server
8 81 (4.91%) Hadoop
9 74 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 66 (4.00%) RDBMS
11 53 (3.21%) Big Data
12 42 (2.55%) CouchDB
13 39 (2.36%) Oracle Database
14 30 (1.82%) Riak
15 28 (1.70%) MariaDB
16 26 (1.58%) Couchbase
17 22 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
18 20 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (0.97%) Hypertable
20 11 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 703 (42.61%) Jenkins
2 428 (25.94%) Git (software)
3 245 (14.85%) Subversion
4 199 (12.06%) Maven
5 160 (9.70%) JIRA
6 99 (6.00%) Hudson
7 92 (5.58%) TeamCity
8 86 (5.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 78 (4.73%) Cucumber
10 54 (3.27%) JUnit
11 50 (3.03%) Ant
12 41 (2.48%) RSpec
13 39 (2.36%) Selenium
13 39 (2.36%) Artifactory
14 34 (2.06%) Mercurial
15 32 (1.94%) Gradle
16 24 (1.45%) Mockito
17 21 (1.27%) Eclipse
18 17 (1.03%) JMeter
19 16 (0.97%) Fiddler
General
1 107 (6.48%) Finance
2 32 (1.94%) Publishing
3 28 (1.70%) Telecoms
3 28 (1.70%) Banking
4 26 (1.58%) Games
5 23 (1.39%) Retail
6 22 (1.33%) Marketing
7 10 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.48%) Electronics
10 7 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.36%) Advertising
11 6 (0.36%) Legal
12 2 (0.12%) German Language
12 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.12%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.061%) Billing
13 1 (0.061%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 632 (38.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 208 (12.61%) Developer
3 170 (10.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 145 (8.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 133 (8.06%) Administrator
6 117 (7.09%) Systems Administrator
7 106 (6.42%) Linux Engineer
8 94 (5.70%) Architect
9 87 (5.27%) Linux Administrator
10 74 (4.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 53 (3.21%) Java Developer
12 52 (3.15%) Consultant
13 49 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
14 46 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 39 (2.36%) Senior Developer
16 34 (2.06%) DevOps Consultant
17 30 (1.82%) Cloud Engineer
18 29 (1.76%) Infrastructure Architect
19 23 (1.39%) UNIX Engineer
19 23 (1.39%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (17.82%) Web Services
2 108 (6.55%) .NET
3 91 (5.52%) LAMP
4 87 (5.27%) HTML
5 86 (5.21%) CSS
6 71 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
7 68 (4.12%) REST
8 65 (3.94%) J2EE
9 58 (3.52%) JSON
10 57 (3.45%) Middleware
11 56 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
12 44 (2.67%) RESTful
13 43 (2.61%) MCollective
14 40 (2.42%) Spring
15 37 (2.24%) HTML5
15 37 (2.24%) jQuery
16 34 (2.06%) AngularJS
17 33 (2.00%) XML
17 33 (2.00%) SOAP
18 26 (1.58%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 289 (17.52%) Open Source
2 90 (5.45%) Clustering
3 72 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 38 (2.30%) Replication
6 34 (2.06%) Private Cloud
7 33 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.88%) Wiki
9 28 (1.70%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.45%) Digital Media
12 21 (1.27%) Device Driver
13 20 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 20 (1.21%) User Experience
14 13 (0.79%) Online Games
15 10 (0.61%) Spread Betting
15 10 (0.61%) HACMP
16 9 (0.55%) Streaming Video
17 8 (0.48%) DTV
17 8 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1208 (73.21%) Linux
2 357 (21.64%) UNIX
3 327 (19.82%) Windows
4 306 (18.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 268 (16.24%) CentOS
6 188 (11.39%) Ubuntu
7 71 (4.30%) Solaris
8 55 (3.33%) Debian
9 46 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (2.61%) AIX
11 34 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (1.94%) Mac OS X
12 32 (1.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 28 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
14 27 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (1.09%) SUSE
16 10 (0.61%) Fedora
17 9 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
18 7 (0.42%) VMS
19 6 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1073 (65.03%) DevOps
2 698 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
3 651 (39.45%) Configuration Management
4 612 (37.09%) Continuous Integration
5 244 (14.79%) Scrum
6 173 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
7 143 (8.67%) TDD
8 127 (7.70%) Load Balancing
9 116 (7.03%) Automated Testing
10 98 (5.94%) SOA
11 92 (5.58%) BDD
12 83 (5.03%) OO
13 73 (4.42%) Software Engineering
13 73 (4.42%) Kanban
14 71 (4.30%) Change Management
15 65 (3.94%) Build Automation
16 60 (3.64%) E-Commerce
17 58 (3.52%) ITIL
18 51 (3.09%) Release Management
19 46 (2.79%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 601 (36.42%) Ruby
2 591 (35.82%) Python
3 573 (34.73%) Java
4 348 (21.09%) Bash Shell
5 311 (18.85%) Perl
6 253 (15.33%) PHP
7 164 (9.94%) Shell Script
8 150 (9.09%) SQL
9 138 (8.36%) JavaScript
10 116 (7.03%) PowerShell
11 64 (3.88%) Scala
12 62 (3.76%) C#
13 47 (2.85%) C
14 46 (2.79%) Golang
15 26 (1.58%) C++
16 25 (1.52%) Korn
17 22 (1.33%) Groovy
18 8 (0.48%) Clojure
19 7 (0.42%) PHP5
20 5 (0.30%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 194 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 101 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.09%) DV Cleared
4 36 (2.18%) Degree
5 28 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.21%) CCNA
7 13 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (0.55%) CCNP
9 8 (0.48%) RHCE
9 8 (0.48%) VCAP
9 8 (0.48%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.42%) VCDX
10 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.42%) MCSE
11 6 (0.36%) RHCT
12 4 (0.24%) CCSA
12 4 (0.24%) CCIE
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.12%) CISSP
13 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.48%) QA
2 16 (0.97%) SLA
3 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.061%) COBIT
5 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.061%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 218 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (6.48%) Docker
3 75 (4.55%) vCloud
4 67 (4.06%) vSphere
5 49 (2.97%) Active Directory
6 39 (2.36%) Xen
7 36 (2.18%) Varnish
8 35 (2.12%) Samba
9 34 (2.06%) NFS
10 30 (1.82%) Postfix
11 29 (1.76%) Hyper-V
12 28 (1.70%) XenServer
13 27 (1.64%) KVM
14 26 (1.58%) VirtualBox
14 26 (1.58%) iptables
15 21 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
15 21 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 18 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 13 (0.79%) Squid
Systems Management
1 825 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 335 (20.30%) Ansible
3 199 (12.06%) Nagios
4 177 (10.73%) Salt
5 173 (10.48%) Vagrant
6 108 (6.55%) ZABBIX
7 63 (3.82%) Cobbler
8 54 (3.27%) Graphite
9 37 (2.24%) Kibana
10 27 (1.64%) Cacti
10 27 (1.64%) Tivoli
11 26 (1.58%) collectd
12 25 (1.52%) HAProxy
13 22 (1.33%) CFEngine
13 22 (1.33%) logstash
14 19 (1.15%) SELinux
15 18 (1.09%) Opsview
16 17 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 16 (0.97%) Icinga
17 16 (0.97%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 374 (22.67%) VMware
2 362 (21.94%) Red Hat
3 244 (14.79%) Oracle
4 89 (5.39%) Microsoft
5 63 (3.82%) Rackspace
6 54 (3.27%) New Relic
7 51 (3.09%) HP
8 50 (3.03%) IBM
9 44 (2.67%) Splunk
10 41 (2.48%) Citrix
11 40 (2.42%) SaltStack
12 34 (2.06%) Google
12 34 (2.06%) Atlassian
13 33 (2.00%) Perforce
14 30 (1.82%) Cisco
15 27 (1.64%) Veritas
16 25 (1.52%) Percona
17 21 (1.27%) EMC
18 19 (1.15%) NetApp
18 19 (1.15%) Akamai
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £620 per day
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Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
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Sheffield, Yorkshire
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Rate: Market rates
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Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
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Mortimer Spinks
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Benifits
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Arrows Group
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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