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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 153 249 436
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +187
Contract jobs citing Puppet 729 368 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.38% 0.76% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.74% 10.61% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 278 99
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £378
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +9.93%
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
4109 3470 3457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.79% 7.19% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2456 2073 1845
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £312
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 157 180
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 30 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 30 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 +87 457 £450 - 112
South East +63 101 £450 +5.88% 23
Yorkshire +1 49 £363 -12.65% 28
South West +1 34 £406 +25.00% 7
North West +1 29 £406 +12.06% 13
East of England 0 26 £406 +42.54% 12
East Midlands +19 14 £550 +23.59%
North East - 11 £485 - 6
West Midlands - 9 £350 -
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 896 (71.57%) Linux
2 777 (62.06%) DevOps
3 626 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 496 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
5 481 (38.42%) Jenkins
6 418 (33.39%) Java
7 401 (32.03%) Configuration Management
8 382 (30.51%) Ruby
9 381 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
10 353 (28.19%) Python
11 329 (26.28%) VMware
12 306 (24.44%) Apache
13 305 (24.36%) Red Hat
14 294 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
15 293 (23.40%) Web Services
16 286 (22.84%) Git (software)
17 284 (22.68%) UNIX
18 269 (21.49%) Open Source
19 250 (19.97%) Perl
20 248 (19.81%) Bash Shell
21 235 (18.77%) Scrum
22 229 (18.29%) Nagios
23 220 (17.57%) CentOS
24 217 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
25 215 (17.17%) PHP
26 206 (16.45%) MySQL
27 177 (14.14%) Amazon EC2
28 176 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 167 (13.34%) Maven
30 163 (13.02%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 306 (24.44%) Apache
2 139 (11.10%) Tomcat
3 98 (7.83%) nginx
4 93 (7.43%) OpenStack
5 88 (7.03%) WebLogic
6 73 (5.83%) WebSphere
7 61 (4.87%) Node.js
8 56 (4.47%) Confluence
9 46 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
10 41 (3.27%) IIS
11 31 (2.48%) Apache Solr
12 19 (1.52%) SharePoint
13 18 (1.44%) Jetty
14 17 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.88%) CMS
15 11 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.88%) WordPress
16 10 (0.80%) MediaWiki
16 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.80%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.40%) 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%) assyst
4 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 294 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (14.14%) Amazon EC2
3 85 (6.79%) Amazon S3
4 53 (4.23%) SaaS
5 48 (3.83%) PaaS
6 42 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
7 41 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 28 (2.24%) Amazon ELB
9 26 (2.08%) IaaS
10 25 (2.00%) Route 53
11 18 (1.44%) Google App Engine
12 10 (0.80%) Joyent
13 8 (0.64%) ElastiCache
13 8 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.16%) Heroku
14 2 (0.16%) GitHub
14 2 (0.16%) Office 365
15 1 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.080%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.080%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 127 (10.14%) DNS
2 99 (7.91%) TCP/IP
3 97 (7.75%) Firewall
4 87 (6.95%) HTTP
5 70 (5.59%) SSL
6 60 (4.79%) Internet
7 55 (4.39%) LDAP
8 50 (3.99%) SAN
9 47 (3.75%) VPN
10 39 (3.12%) DHCP
11 26 (2.08%) IPsec
12 22 (1.76%) WAN
13 21 (1.68%) LAN
13 21 (1.68%) FTP
14 20 (1.60%) Reverse Proxy
15 19 (1.52%) Network Security
16 16 (1.28%) NAS
17 10 (0.80%) SSH
17 10 (0.80%) OSPF
17 10 (0.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (16.45%) MySQL
2 160 (12.78%) MongoDB
3 147 (11.74%) NoSQL
4 106 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
5 61 (4.87%) Big Data
6 56 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 43 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 42 (3.35%) SQL Server
9 40 (3.19%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.96%) Oracle Exadata
11 34 (2.72%) Redis
12 24 (1.92%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.76%) CouchDB
14 21 (1.68%) Riak
15 19 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
16 17 (1.36%) Couchbase
17 13 (1.04%) HBase
18 12 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
19 11 (0.88%) RDBMS
19 11 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 481 (38.42%) Jenkins
2 286 (22.84%) Git (software)
3 167 (13.34%) Maven
4 144 (11.50%) JIRA
5 104 (8.31%) Subversion
6 98 (7.83%) Hudson
7 69 (5.51%) Cucumber
8 51 (4.07%) RSpec
9 48 (3.83%) Selenium
10 28 (2.24%) TeamCity
11 27 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (2.08%) JUnit
13 25 (2.00%) Ant
14 23 (1.84%) Eclipse
15 22 (1.76%) FitNesse
16 19 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (1.52%) Mercurial
17 16 (1.28%) Gerrit
18 15 (1.20%) Gradle
19 14 (1.12%) Artifactory
General
1 105 (8.39%) Finance
2 35 (2.80%) Banking
3 30 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 23 (1.84%) Retail
5 23 (1.84%) Publishing
6 19 (1.52%) Games
7 9 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.64%) Billing
9 6 (0.48%) Front Office
10 5 (0.40%) Back Office
10 5 (0.40%) Advertising
10 5 (0.40%) Legal
10 5 (0.40%) Marketing
11 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.080%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.080%) International Banking
13 1 (0.080%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 381 (30.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 161 (12.86%) Developer
3 124 (9.90%) Linux Engineer
3 124 (9.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 98 (7.83%) Architect
5 79 (6.31%) Administrator
6 72 (5.75%) Systems Administrator
7 59 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
7 59 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
8 58 (4.63%) Consultant
9 52 (4.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 47 (3.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 46 (3.67%) Cloud Engineer
12 41 (3.27%) Java Developer
13 35 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 33 (2.64%) Software Engineer
14 33 (2.64%) DevOps Consultant
15 24 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
16 21 (1.68%) DevOps Architect
17 18 (1.44%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (23.40%) Web Services
2 144 (11.50%) LAMP
3 79 (6.31%) Middleware
4 75 (5.99%) JSON
5 67 (5.35%) HTML
6 62 (4.95%) XML
7 59 (4.71%) .NET
8 58 (4.63%) J2EE
9 56 (4.47%) RESTful
10 55 (4.39%) CSS
11 47 (3.75%) Spring
12 43 (3.43%) SOAP
12 43 (3.43%) HTML5
13 39 (3.12%) REST
14 37 (2.96%) MCollective
14 37 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
15 33 (2.64%) Hibernate
15 33 (2.64%) ActiveMQ
16 30 (2.40%) jQuery
17 25 (2.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 269 (21.49%) Open Source
2 60 (4.79%) Clustering
2 60 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.24%) Replication
5 24 (1.92%) Hedge funds
6 18 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.44%) Visualisation
7 14 (1.12%) Wiki
8 13 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.80%) Online Games
10 8 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.56%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.56%) NHS
12 6 (0.48%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.48%) User Experience
12 6 (0.48%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.40%) New Media
13 5 (0.40%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.40%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 896 (71.57%) Linux
2 284 (22.68%) UNIX
3 220 (17.57%) CentOS
4 176 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 143 (11.42%) Windows
6 138 (11.02%) Ubuntu
7 64 (5.11%) Debian
8 46 (3.67%) Solaris
9 45 (3.59%) SELinux
10 38 (3.04%) Oracle Linux
11 25 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (1.44%) AIX
14 15 (1.20%) SUSE
15 8 (0.64%) VMS
15 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.56%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.48%) Android
17 6 (0.48%) SmartOS
18 5 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (62.06%) DevOps
2 496 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
3 401 (32.03%) Configuration Management
4 381 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 235 (18.77%) Scrum
6 112 (8.95%) TDD
7 105 (8.39%) SOA
8 72 (5.75%) Kanban
9 69 (5.51%) Load Balancing
10 66 (5.27%) BDD
11 64 (5.11%) Build Automation
12 62 (4.95%) Software Engineering
13 55 (4.39%) Release Management
14 52 (4.15%) OO
15 45 (3.59%) E-Commerce
16 41 (3.27%) ITIL
17 39 (3.12%) Disaster Recovery
18 35 (2.80%) Migration
18 35 (2.80%) Automated Testing
19 33 (2.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 418 (33.39%) Java
2 382 (30.51%) Ruby
3 353 (28.19%) Python
4 250 (19.97%) Perl
5 248 (19.81%) Bash Shell
6 215 (17.17%) PHP
7 128 (10.22%) SQL
8 115 (9.19%) Shell Script
9 111 (8.87%) JavaScript
10 68 (5.43%) PowerShell
11 64 (5.11%) Scala
12 35 (2.80%) C++
13 33 (2.64%) C#
14 24 (1.92%) Korn
15 19 (1.52%) Groovy
15 19 (1.52%) C
16 12 (0.96%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.80%) AWK
17 10 (0.80%) Clojure
17 10 (0.80%) Golang
Qualifications
1 96 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 64 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 24 (1.92%) Degree
4 23 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (1.68%) CCNA
6 10 (0.80%) CCSA
7 9 (0.72%) VCAP
7 9 (0.72%) CISSP
7 9 (0.72%) CISM
7 9 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (0.72%) JNCIA
7 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.64%) RHCE
8 8 (0.64%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.64%) VCDX
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%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.51%) QA
2 13 (1.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 217 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (6.71%) vCloud
3 52 (4.15%) Oracle RAC
4 33 (2.64%) Xen
5 31 (2.48%) XenServer
5 31 (2.48%) vSphere
6 30 (2.40%) Active Directory
7 26 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 23 (1.84%) NFS
9 22 (1.76%) Samba
10 19 (1.52%) Varnish
10 19 (1.52%) Docker
11 17 (1.36%) KVM
11 17 (1.36%) Hyper-V
12 12 (0.96%) Postfix
12 12 (0.96%) VirtualBox
12 12 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.32%) Shibboleth
15 3 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 626 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 229 (18.29%) Nagios
3 160 (12.78%) Vagrant
4 116 (9.27%) Salt
5 107 (8.55%) Ansible
6 85 (6.79%) ZABBIX
7 46 (3.67%) Cacti
8 41 (3.27%) YUM
9 30 (2.40%) Zenoss
10 28 (2.24%) Cobbler
11 21 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 20 (1.60%) Kibana
13 17 (1.36%) Graylog2
14 16 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 15 (1.20%) Tivoli
15 15 (1.20%) Opsview
16 13 (1.04%) Icinga
17 12 (0.96%) Capistrano
17 12 (0.96%) NetBackup
17 12 (0.96%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 329 (26.28%) VMware
2 305 (24.36%) Red Hat
3 163 (13.02%) Oracle
4 106 (8.47%) IBM
5 72 (5.75%) JBoss
5 72 (5.75%) Rackspace
6 56 (4.47%) Splunk
7 50 (3.99%) Microsoft
8 42 (3.35%) SaltStack
9 39 (3.12%) New Relic
10 36 (2.88%) Cisco
11 35 (2.80%) EMC
12 34 (2.72%) Atlassian
13 32 (2.56%) NetApp
14 30 (2.40%) Remedy
14 30 (2.40%) Percona
15 28 (2.24%) HP
16 27 (2.16%) Citrix
17 23 (1.84%) Google
18 21 (1.68%) Perforce
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