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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 158 254 441
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +187
Contract jobs citing Puppet 725 365 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.39% 0.77% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.07% 10.59% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 275 95
Average daily rate
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£439 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £347 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.42%
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
4013 3446 3434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.69% 7.25% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 2072 1830
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 152 161
Average hourly rate £21.73 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 +90 457 £450 - 106
South East +68 104 £450 +5.88% 24
Yorkshire +11 42 £400 -3.61% 21
East of England +5 42 £400 +15.94% 5
South West -5 33 £400 +23.07% 5
North West -5 20 £425 +25.92% 11
East Midlands +20 14 £550 +23.59%
West Midlands - 8 £344 -
North East - 5 £338 - 3
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 887 (70.85%) Linux
2 775 (61.90%) DevOps
3 608 (48.56%) Opscode Chef
4 485 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
5 456 (36.42%) Jenkins
6 409 (32.67%) Java
7 392 (31.31%) Configuration Management
8 381 (30.43%) Ruby
9 370 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
10 361 (28.83%) Python
11 325 (25.96%) VMware
12 319 (25.48%) Apache
13 313 (25.00%) Red Hat
14 295 (23.56%) Web Services
15 292 (23.32%) Amazon AWS
16 285 (22.76%) UNIX
17 275 (21.96%) Git (software)
18 257 (20.53%) Open Source
18 257 (20.53%) Perl
19 254 (20.29%) Bash Shell
20 222 (17.73%) Nagios
21 220 (17.57%) CentOS
22 218 (17.41%) PHP
22 218 (17.41%) Scrum
23 217 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
24 214 (17.09%) MySQL
25 185 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 172 (13.74%) Amazon EC2
26 172 (13.74%) Maven
27 160 (12.78%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 319 (25.48%) Apache
2 145 (11.58%) Tomcat
3 113 (9.03%) nginx
4 91 (7.27%) WebLogic
5 89 (7.11%) OpenStack
6 75 (5.99%) WebSphere
7 57 (4.55%) Node.js
8 50 (3.99%) Confluence
9 46 (3.67%) IIS
10 40 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
11 25 (2.00%) Apache Solr
12 20 (1.60%) Jetty
13 18 (1.44%) SharePoint
14 17 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.96%) MediaWiki
16 11 (0.88%) WordPress
16 11 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.88%) CMS
17 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (0.64%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 27 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.48%) MS Office
4 4 (0.32%) MS Project
4 4 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.16%) Summit
4 1 (0.080%) RMDS
4 1 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 292 (23.32%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (13.74%) Amazon EC2
3 83 (6.63%) Amazon S3
4 56 (4.47%) SaaS
5 47 (3.75%) PaaS
6 42 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
9 24 (1.92%) Route 53
10 23 (1.84%) IaaS
11 18 (1.44%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.72%) Joyent
13 7 (0.56%) ElastiCache
13 7 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.24%) GitHub
15 2 (0.16%) Office 365
15 2 (0.16%) Heroku
16 1 (0.080%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.080%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 123 (9.82%) DNS
2 102 (8.15%) Firewall
3 100 (7.99%) TCP/IP
4 90 (7.19%) HTTP
5 75 (5.99%) SSL
6 58 (4.63%) Internet
7 57 (4.55%) LDAP
8 52 (4.15%) SAN
9 51 (4.07%) VPN
10 40 (3.19%) DHCP
11 27 (2.16%) IPsec
12 25 (2.00%) WAN
13 24 (1.92%) LAN
14 22 (1.76%) Network Security
15 21 (1.68%) FTP
16 19 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
17 16 (1.28%) NAS
18 12 (0.96%) OSPF
18 12 (0.96%) BGP
18 12 (0.96%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (17.09%) MySQL
2 143 (11.42%) MongoDB
3 132 (10.54%) NoSQL
4 108 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
5 61 (4.87%) Big Data
6 54 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 42 (3.35%) SQL Server
8 40 (3.19%) Redis
8 40 (3.19%) Relational Database
9 39 (3.12%) Hadoop
10 36 (2.88%) Oracle Exadata
11 26 (2.08%) Riak
12 22 (1.76%) Oracle Database
13 20 (1.60%) CouchDB
14 18 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (1.28%) Couchbase
16 14 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.04%) HBase
18 11 (0.88%) RDBMS
19 10 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 456 (36.42%) Jenkins
2 275 (21.96%) Git (software)
3 172 (13.74%) Maven
4 139 (11.10%) JIRA
5 106 (8.47%) Subversion
6 99 (7.91%) Hudson
7 68 (5.43%) Cucumber
8 46 (3.67%) RSpec
9 42 (3.35%) Selenium
10 33 (2.64%) Ant
11 27 (2.16%) JUnit
12 26 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (2.08%) TeamCity
13 23 (1.84%) Eclipse
14 22 (1.76%) FitNesse
15 21 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (1.52%) Mercurial
17 17 (1.36%) Gerrit
18 16 (1.28%) Gradle
19 13 (1.04%) Artifactory
General
1 114 (9.11%) Finance
2 36 (2.88%) Banking
3 28 (2.24%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.24%) Financial Institution
4 22 (1.76%) Retail
5 20 (1.60%) Publishing
6 18 (1.44%) Games
7 9 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.64%) Billing
8 8 (0.64%) Marketing
9 7 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.48%) Front Office
11 5 (0.40%) Back Office
11 5 (0.40%) Legal
11 5 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.080%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.080%) International Banking
13 1 (0.080%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 379 (30.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 152 (12.14%) Developer
3 130 (10.38%) Linux Engineer
4 126 (10.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 97 (7.75%) Architect
6 88 (7.03%) Administrator
7 81 (6.47%) Systems Administrator
8 68 (5.43%) Linux Administrator
9 61 (4.87%) Consultant
10 56 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
11 54 (4.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 46 (3.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 44 (3.51%) Cloud Engineer
14 38 (3.04%) Java Developer
15 35 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 34 (2.72%) Software Engineer
17 33 (2.64%) DevOps Consultant
18 21 (1.68%) DevOps Architect
19 19 (1.52%) Solutions Architect
20 17 (1.36%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (23.56%) Web Services
2 151 (12.06%) LAMP
3 80 (6.39%) Middleware
4 67 (5.35%) JSON
5 62 (4.95%) HTML
6 60 (4.79%) .NET
7 59 (4.71%) XML
8 58 (4.63%) J2EE
9 52 (4.15%) CSS
10 45 (3.59%) RESTful
11 43 (3.43%) REST
12 42 (3.35%) SOAP
13 38 (3.04%) HTML5
13 38 (3.04%) MCollective
14 36 (2.88%) WebSphere MQ
15 35 (2.80%) Spring
16 31 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
17 29 (2.32%) ActiveMQ
18 28 (2.24%) jQuery
19 27 (2.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 257 (20.53%) Open Source
2 64 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (4.47%) Clustering
4 29 (2.32%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.08%) Replication
6 24 (1.92%) Hedge funds
7 18 (1.44%) Visualisation
8 17 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.36%) Wiki
9 11 (0.88%) Online Games
10 10 (0.80%) Data Integration
10 10 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.72%) NHS
12 7 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.56%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.56%) User Experience
13 6 (0.48%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.48%) PKI
13 6 (0.48%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 887 (70.85%) Linux
2 285 (22.76%) UNIX
3 220 (17.57%) CentOS
4 185 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 151 (12.06%) Windows
6 137 (10.94%) Ubuntu
7 68 (5.43%) Debian
8 51 (4.07%) Solaris
9 44 (3.51%) SELinux
10 36 (2.88%) Oracle Linux
11 25 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (1.52%) AIX
14 16 (1.28%) SUSE
15 7 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.48%) SmartOS
16 6 (0.48%) Android
17 5 (0.40%) VMS
18 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (61.90%) DevOps
2 485 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (31.31%) Configuration Management
4 370 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
5 218 (17.41%) Scrum
6 100 (7.99%) TDD
7 96 (7.67%) SOA
8 69 (5.51%) Build Automation
9 68 (5.43%) Load Balancing
10 67 (5.35%) Kanban
11 61 (4.87%) Release Management
11 61 (4.87%) BDD
12 60 (4.79%) Software Engineering
13 48 (3.83%) OO
14 44 (3.51%) ITIL
15 42 (3.35%) E-Commerce
16 39 (3.12%) Disaster Recovery
17 33 (2.64%) Migration
18 32 (2.56%) Automated Testing
18 32 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 409 (32.67%) Java
2 381 (30.43%) Ruby
3 361 (28.83%) Python
4 257 (20.53%) Perl
5 254 (20.29%) Bash Shell
6 218 (17.41%) PHP
7 126 (10.06%) SQL
8 115 (9.19%) Shell Script
9 110 (8.79%) JavaScript
10 66 (5.27%) PowerShell
11 57 (4.55%) Scala
12 36 (2.88%) C++
13 33 (2.64%) C#
14 23 (1.84%) Korn
15 20 (1.60%) Groovy
15 20 (1.60%) C
16 13 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.80%) AWK
18 9 (0.72%) VB
18 9 (0.72%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 90 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 21 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (1.52%) CCNA
4 19 (1.52%) Degree
5 12 (0.96%) RHCE
6 10 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (0.72%) VCAP
7 9 (0.72%) CCSA
7 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.64%) CISSP
8 8 (0.64%) CISM
8 8 (0.64%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.64%) VCDX
8 8 (0.64%) JNCIA
9 7 (0.56%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.40%) MCSE
11 4 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.43%) QA
2 11 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.080%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 217 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (6.55%) vCloud
3 52 (4.15%) Oracle RAC
4 34 (2.72%) Xen
5 32 (2.56%) XenServer
6 28 (2.24%) Active Directory
7 26 (2.08%) vSphere
8 25 (2.00%) Samba
8 25 (2.00%) VMware ESX
9 21 (1.68%) NFS
10 18 (1.44%) Hyper-V
10 18 (1.44%) Varnish
10 18 (1.44%) KVM
11 16 (1.28%) Postfix
12 15 (1.20%) Docker
13 12 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.88%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.32%) Shibboleth
17 2 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 608 (48.56%) Opscode Chef
2 222 (17.73%) Nagios
3 155 (12.38%) Vagrant
4 118 (9.42%) Salt
5 103 (8.23%) Ansible
6 83 (6.63%) ZABBIX
7 47 (3.75%) Cacti
8 42 (3.35%) YUM
9 29 (2.32%) Cobbler
9 29 (2.32%) Zenoss
10 20 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 18 (1.44%) Kibana
12 16 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 15 (1.20%) Opsview
14 14 (1.12%) Icinga
14 14 (1.12%) Graylog2
14 14 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
15 13 (1.04%) Tivoli
16 12 (0.96%) NetBackup
16 12 (0.96%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 325 (25.96%) VMware
2 313 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 160 (12.78%) Oracle
4 104 (8.31%) IBM
5 76 (6.07%) JBoss
6 75 (5.99%) Rackspace
7 61 (4.87%) Splunk
8 51 (4.07%) Microsoft
9 40 (3.19%) SaltStack
10 39 (3.12%) New Relic
11 36 (2.88%) Cisco
12 33 (2.64%) NetApp
13 32 (2.56%) EMC
14 31 (2.48%) Percona
15 30 (2.40%) Atlassian
16 29 (2.32%) HP
16 29 (2.32%) Remedy
17 28 (2.24%) Citrix
18 24 (1.92%) Google
19 18 (1.44%) Perforce
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + non-negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 550
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: £400-500pd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago