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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 136 163 252
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +89
Contract jobs citing Puppet 887 685 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 1.36% 0.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.03% 16.79% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 481 283
Average daily rate
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£445 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.47 - £41.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 - £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 - £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.47 - £41.25
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
4429 4080 3690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.33% 8.11% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2419 2163
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 143 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.07 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £32.17 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Puppet Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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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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 -8 427 £475 +5.55% 121
East of England +54 106 £410 +2.50% 17
Yorkshire +24 94 £398 -0.62% 22
South East -23 89 £394 +0.96% 28
North West +21 66 £438 +9.37% 20
South West +15 66 £425 +6.25% 9
North East +5 35 £450 +33.33% 6
West Midlands +2 11 £430 +22.85% 4
East Midlands -15 5 £425 -22.72%
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1247 (72.33%) Linux
2 1096 (63.57%) DevOps
3 993 (57.60%) Opscode Chef
4 764 (44.32%) Jenkins
5 668 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
6 657 (38.11%) Configuration Management
7 639 (37.06%) Amazon AWS
8 629 (36.48%) Java
9 613 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
10 587 (34.05%) Python
11 561 (32.54%) Ruby
12 474 (27.49%) Git (software)
13 462 (26.80%) Ansible
14 397 (23.03%) Red Hat
15 373 (21.64%) VMware
16 352 (20.42%) UNIX
17 327 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 323 (18.74%) Bash Shell
19 322 (18.68%) Open Source
20 311 (18.04%) Windows
21 299 (17.34%) MongoDB
22 298 (17.29%) Perl
23 295 (17.11%) MySQL
24 289 (16.76%) Apache
25 286 (16.59%) Web Services
26 253 (14.68%) Docker
27 252 (14.62%) Tomcat
28 247 (14.33%) Scrum
29 219 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
30 218 (12.65%) TDD

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 289 (16.76%) Apache
2 252 (14.62%) Tomcat
3 145 (8.41%) nginx
4 142 (8.24%) OpenStack
5 116 (6.73%) JBoss
6 114 (6.61%) Confluence
7 106 (6.15%) IIS
8 84 (4.87%) Node.js
9 71 (4.12%) WebLogic
10 65 (3.77%) Jetty
11 54 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
12 53 (3.07%) WebSphere
13 38 (2.20%) Drupal
14 24 (1.39%) Mule ESB
15 16 (0.93%) Apache Qpid
16 14 (0.81%) WordPress
17 13 (0.75%) CMS
17 13 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.75%) Apache Spark
18 12 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.058%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.23%) Magento
2 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.058%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 639 (37.06%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (9.22%) Amazon EC2
3 120 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 91 (5.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 82 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 79 (4.58%) Cloud Computing
7 60 (3.48%) Amazon S3
8 52 (3.02%) PaaS
9 50 (2.90%) IaaS
10 47 (2.73%) Google App Engine
11 40 (2.32%) Amazon ELB
12 38 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 32 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 25 (1.45%) Route 53
15 24 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
16 19 (1.10%) SaaS
17 18 (1.04%) GitHub
18 16 (0.93%) OpenShift
19 14 (0.81%) AWS CloudTrail
20 12 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 182 (10.56%) DNS
2 176 (10.21%) TCP/IP
3 149 (8.64%) HTTP
4 134 (7.77%) Firewall
5 102 (5.92%) SSL
6 70 (4.06%) DHCP
7 54 (3.13%) VPN
8 49 (2.84%) LDAP
8 49 (2.84%) IPsec
9 47 (2.73%) Internet
10 46 (2.67%) Network Security
11 44 (2.55%) FTP
12 42 (2.44%) SAN
13 30 (1.74%) LAN
14 24 (1.39%) WAN
15 21 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
16 19 (1.10%) SSH
17 17 (0.99%) SNMP
17 17 (0.99%) NAS
18 15 (0.87%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (17.34%) MongoDB
2 295 (17.11%) MySQL
3 178 (10.32%) PostgreSQL
4 157 (9.11%) NoSQL
5 95 (5.51%) Redis
6 82 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 81 (4.70%) SQL Server
8 62 (3.60%) Hadoop
9 49 (2.84%) Big Data
10 34 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
11 29 (1.68%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.62%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.28%) CouchDB
13 22 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (1.04%) DB2
15 14 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.81%) HBase
16 13 (0.75%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 764 (44.32%) Jenkins
2 474 (27.49%) Git (software)
3 199 (11.54%) Subversion
4 186 (10.79%) JIRA
5 180 (10.44%) Maven
6 97 (5.63%) Hudson
7 80 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 78 (4.52%) Selenium
9 71 (4.12%) Cucumber
10 65 (3.77%) Ant
11 59 (3.42%) TeamCity
12 58 (3.36%) Artifactory
13 51 (2.96%) Mercurial
14 45 (2.61%) JUnit
15 43 (2.49%) Gerrit
16 42 (2.44%) Gradle
17 32 (1.86%) JMeter
18 30 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
19 29 (1.68%) SonarQube
20 27 (1.57%) RSpec
General
1 153 (8.87%) Finance
2 70 (4.06%) Banking
3 30 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 27 (1.57%) Games
5 25 (1.45%) Retail
6 19 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.04%) Marketing
8 11 (0.64%) Publishing
9 10 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.29%) Law
11 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.23%) Billing
13 3 (0.17%) Advertising
13 3 (0.17%) Legal
13 3 (0.17%) Electronics
14 2 (0.12%) Front Office
14 2 (0.12%) German Language
14 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.058%) French Language
Job Titles
1 634 (36.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 227 (13.17%) Developer
3 169 (9.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 168 (9.74%) Administrator
5 150 (8.70%) Architect
6 146 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
7 112 (6.50%) Linux Engineer
8 110 (6.38%) Linux Administrator
9 95 (5.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 89 (5.16%) Java Developer
11 87 (5.05%) Consultant
12 84 (4.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 55 (3.19%) DevOps Consultant
14 47 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
15 43 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 42 (2.44%) Senior Developer
17 33 (1.91%) Technical Architect
18 31 (1.80%) Solutions Architect
18 31 (1.80%) Web Engineer
19 25 (1.45%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (16.59%) Web Services
2 141 (8.18%) HTML
3 115 (6.67%) REST
4 113 (6.55%) .NET
5 109 (6.32%) LAMP
6 99 (5.74%) JSON
7 95 (5.51%) Middleware
8 92 (5.34%) Spring
9 90 (5.22%) HTML5
10 85 (4.93%) RabbitMQ
11 82 (4.76%) CSS
12 78 (4.52%) J2EE
13 55 (3.19%) Ruby on Rails
14 54 (3.13%) Django
14 54 (3.13%) jQuery
15 53 (3.07%) XML
16 51 (2.96%) CSS3
17 47 (2.73%) AngularJS
18 45 (2.61%) Servlets
19 44 (2.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 62 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (2.38%) Clustering
5 33 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.39%) User Experience
8 22 (1.28%) Private Cloud
8 22 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.10%) Cryptography
9 19 (1.10%) Replication
9 19 (1.10%) Digital Media
10 15 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 14 (0.81%) Wiki
12 13 (0.75%) PKI
13 12 (0.70%) Social Media
14 10 (0.58%) Streaming Video
14 10 (0.58%) HACMP
15 9 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1247 (72.33%) Linux
2 352 (20.42%) UNIX
3 327 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 311 (18.04%) Windows
5 212 (12.30%) CentOS
6 142 (8.24%) Ubuntu
7 71 (4.12%) Solaris
8 43 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (1.86%) AIX
9 32 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (1.80%) Debian
11 30 (1.74%) Mac OS X
12 21 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (1.16%) SUSE
14 15 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.75%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.70%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.70%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.64%) Android
18 10 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1096 (63.57%) DevOps
2 668 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 657 (38.11%) Configuration Management
4 613 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
5 322 (18.68%) Open Source
6 247 (14.33%) Scrum
7 218 (12.65%) TDD
8 180 (10.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 100 (5.80%) E-Commerce
10 92 (5.34%) SOA
11 89 (5.16%) BDD
12 78 (4.52%) Load Balancing
13 75 (4.35%) Automated Testing
14 74 (4.29%) OO
15 72 (4.18%) Migration
16 70 (4.06%) Software Engineering
17 65 (3.77%) ITIL
18 64 (3.71%) Microservices
19 63 (3.65%) Unit Testing
20 61 (3.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 629 (36.48%) Java
2 587 (34.05%) Python
3 561 (32.54%) Ruby
4 323 (18.74%) Bash Shell
5 298 (17.29%) Perl
6 204 (11.83%) PHP
7 185 (10.73%) SQL
8 166 (9.63%) JavaScript
9 133 (7.71%) PowerShell
10 103 (5.97%) Shell Script
11 101 (5.86%) Scala
12 53 (3.07%) Go
13 52 (3.02%) C#
14 33 (1.91%) C++
15 29 (1.68%) Groovy
16 26 (1.51%) C
17 10 (0.58%) Clojure
18 8 (0.46%) PHP5
19 7 (0.41%) Korn
19 7 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 173 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 96 (5.57%) SC Cleared
3 47 (2.73%) Degree
4 42 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 34 (1.97%) RHCE
6 17 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.64%) CCNP
7 11 (0.64%) MCSE
8 9 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.41%) CCNA
10 6 (0.35%) VCAP
11 5 (0.29%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.23%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.17%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.12%) HP ASE
14 2 (0.12%) HP MASE
14 2 (0.12%) LPIC
14 2 (0.12%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.58%) QA
2 22 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.22%) SLA
4 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 253 (14.68%) Docker
2 219 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (5.22%) vCloud
4 67 (3.89%) Active Directory
5 46 (2.67%) vSphere
6 45 (2.61%) Varnish
7 39 (2.26%) KVM
8 34 (1.97%) Xen
9 28 (1.62%) VMware ESX
10 27 (1.57%) Hyper-V
11 25 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 23 (1.33%) VirtualBox
13 21 (1.22%) iptables
14 20 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 19 (1.10%) Squid
16 14 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (0.75%) QEMU
17 13 (0.75%) NFS
18 10 (0.58%) Terminal Services
18 10 (0.58%) Samba
Systems Management
1 993 (57.60%) Opscode Chef
2 462 (26.80%) Ansible
3 194 (11.25%) Vagrant
4 178 (10.32%) Nagios
5 137 (7.95%) Salt
6 89 (5.16%) ZABBIX
7 60 (3.48%) logstash
8 52 (3.02%) HAProxy
9 45 (2.61%) Graphite
9 45 (2.61%) Rundeck
10 41 (2.38%) Kibana
11 27 (1.57%) Cobbler
12 26 (1.51%) Kubernetes
13 24 (1.39%) Opsview
13 24 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
13 24 (1.39%) yum
14 22 (1.28%) SCOM
15 21 (1.22%) Capistrano
15 21 (1.22%) Tivoli
16 19 (1.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 397 (23.03%) Red Hat
2 373 (21.64%) VMware
3 194 (11.25%) Oracle
4 126 (7.31%) Microsoft
5 95 (5.51%) Google
5 95 (5.51%) Splunk
6 82 (4.76%) SaltStack
7 68 (3.94%) IBM
8 66 (3.83%) HP
9 58 (3.36%) Atlassian
10 50 (2.90%) Cisco
11 40 (2.32%) Rackspace
12 37 (2.15%) New Relic
13 31 (1.80%) EMC
13 31 (1.80%) Veritas
14 26 (1.51%) webMethods
15 25 (1.45%) Dell
16 22 (1.28%) Juniper
16 22 (1.28%) Sun
17 20 (1.16%) Citrix
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