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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 124 202 336
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +134
Contract jobs citing Puppet 848 530 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.69% 1.07% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.53% 13.86% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 367 144
Average daily rate
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£445 £425 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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
3938 3824 3139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.87% 7.75% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2487 2265 1799
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 144 165
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 May 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 28 May 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 +39 417 £500 +11.11% 126
South East +43 118 £425 +18.05% 41
Yorkshire +36 85 £375 +7.14% 8
East of England +54 63 £375 -3.22% 19
North West +4 57 £438 +9.37% 11
South West +33 56 £475 +11.76% 23
East Midlands - 25 £563 - 4
North East +10 20 £445 - 2
West Midlands -1 11 £400 +14.28% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1196 (72.31%) Linux
2 1043 (63.06%) DevOps
3 869 (52.54%) Opscode Chef
4 704 (42.56%) Jenkins
5 685 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
6 671 (40.57%) Configuration Management
7 626 (37.85%) Continuous Integration
8 616 (37.24%) Python
9 605 (36.58%) Ruby
10 574 (34.70%) Java
11 573 (34.64%) Amazon AWS
12 439 (26.54%) Git (software)
13 356 (21.52%) VMware
14 355 (21.46%) Ansible
15 349 (21.10%) Red Hat
16 348 (21.04%) UNIX
17 347 (20.98%) MongoDB
18 346 (20.92%) Windows
19 334 (20.19%) MySQL
20 323 (19.53%) Bash Shell
21 301 (18.20%) Open Source
22 298 (18.02%) Web Services
23 295 (17.84%) Perl
24 289 (17.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 265 (16.02%) Apache
26 243 (14.69%) PHP
27 238 (14.39%) Scrum
28 230 (13.91%) Subversion
28 230 (13.91%) CentOS
29 229 (13.85%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 265 (16.02%) Apache
2 177 (10.70%) Tomcat
3 176 (10.64%) OpenStack
4 147 (8.89%) nginx
5 105 (6.35%) Confluence
6 97 (5.86%) IIS
7 88 (5.32%) Node.js
8 84 (5.08%) JBoss
9 78 (4.72%) WebLogic
10 59 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
11 48 (2.90%) WebSphere
12 36 (2.18%) Drupal
13 32 (1.93%) Jetty
14 25 (1.51%) Apache Solr
15 18 (1.09%) MediaWiki
16 17 (1.03%) SharePoint
17 16 (0.97%) CMS
18 15 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 15 (0.91%) Mule ESB
19 14 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 40 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.060%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 573 (34.64%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
3 127 (7.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 102 (6.17%) PaaS
5 74 (4.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 56 (3.39%) Amazon S3
7 51 (3.08%) IaaS
8 50 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
9 41 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 41 (2.48%) Heroku
10 30 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 29 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
12 28 (1.69%) Route 53
12 28 (1.69%) GitHub
13 27 (1.63%) SaaS
14 24 (1.45%) Google App Engine
15 21 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 15 (0.91%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.48%) Engine Yard
18 5 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 165 (9.98%) TCP/IP
2 160 (9.67%) HTTP
3 150 (9.07%) DNS
4 138 (8.34%) Firewall
5 113 (6.83%) SSL
6 70 (4.23%) Network Security
7 58 (3.51%) DHCP
8 57 (3.45%) Internet
9 55 (3.33%) IPsec
10 54 (3.26%) LDAP
11 49 (2.96%) FTP
12 48 (2.90%) VPN
13 42 (2.54%) LAN
14 41 (2.48%) SAN
15 32 (1.93%) WAN
16 25 (1.51%) VLAN
17 20 (1.21%) NAS
18 19 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
19 14 (0.85%) IPv6
19 14 (0.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (20.98%) MongoDB
2 334 (20.19%) MySQL
3 189 (11.43%) NoSQL
4 149 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (6.53%) Redis
6 99 (5.99%) SQL Server
7 93 (5.62%) Relational Database
8 80 (4.84%) Hadoop
9 63 (3.81%) RDBMS
10 51 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 45 (2.72%) Big Data
12 40 (2.42%) Oracle Database
13 30 (1.81%) CouchDB
14 25 (1.51%) Couchbase
15 20 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (1.21%) Riak
16 19 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (1.15%) MariaDB
17 12 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 12 (0.73%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 704 (42.56%) Jenkins
2 439 (26.54%) Git (software)
3 230 (13.91%) Subversion
4 174 (10.52%) JIRA
5 171 (10.34%) Maven
6 92 (5.56%) Hudson
7 86 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 78 (4.72%) TeamCity
9 76 (4.59%) Cucumber
10 59 (3.57%) JUnit
11 58 (3.51%) Ant
12 52 (3.14%) Selenium
13 51 (3.08%) Mercurial
14 43 (2.60%) Artifactory
15 42 (2.54%) Gradle
16 41 (2.48%) RSpec
17 27 (1.63%) JMeter
18 25 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
18 25 (1.51%) Gerrit
18 25 (1.51%) Eclipse
General
1 127 (7.68%) Finance
2 36 (2.18%) Banking
3 29 (1.75%) Publishing
3 29 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 29 (1.75%) Marketing
3 29 (1.75%) Games
4 27 (1.63%) Retail
5 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 8 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.36%) Legal
8 6 (0.36%) Electronics
9 4 (0.24%) German Language
9 4 (0.24%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.24%) Billing
9 4 (0.24%) Advertising
10 2 (0.12%) Turkish Language
10 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.060%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.060%) French Language
Job Titles
1 616 (37.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 214 (12.94%) Developer
3 171 (10.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 150 (9.07%) Administrator
5 130 (7.86%) Systems Administrator
5 130 (7.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 108 (6.53%) Linux Engineer
7 106 (6.41%) Architect
8 97 (5.86%) Linux Administrator
9 84 (5.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 65 (3.93%) Consultant
11 56 (3.39%) Java Developer
12 54 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 42 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
14 40 (2.42%) Senior Developer
15 34 (2.06%) DevOps Consultant
16 27 (1.63%) Web Engineer
16 27 (1.63%) Cloud Engineer
17 25 (1.51%) Technical Architect
18 20 (1.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (18.02%) Web Services
2 121 (7.32%) .NET
3 113 (6.83%) HTML
4 98 (5.93%) CSS
5 94 (5.68%) LAMP
6 79 (4.78%) REST
7 76 (4.59%) Ruby on Rails
8 72 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
9 71 (4.29%) Middleware
10 70 (4.23%) JSON
11 65 (3.93%) J2EE
12 54 (3.26%) Spring
13 50 (3.02%) HTML5
14 48 (2.90%) RESTful
15 37 (2.24%) AngularJS
15 37 (2.24%) jQuery
16 33 (2.00%) Django
16 33 (2.00%) XML
17 32 (1.93%) MCollective
18 30 (1.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.11%) Data Centre
2 80 (4.84%) Clustering
3 71 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 33 (2.00%) Private Cloud
5 33 (2.00%) Replication
6 28 (1.69%) Wiki
7 27 (1.63%) User Experience
8 26 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.57%) Digital Media
9 21 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 20 (1.21%) Computer Science
11 13 (0.79%) Public Cloud
11 13 (0.79%) Device Driver
11 13 (0.79%) Streaming Video
12 11 (0.67%) iPad
12 11 (0.67%) iPhone
13 10 (0.60%) HACMP
14 9 (0.54%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1196 (72.31%) Linux
2 348 (21.04%) UNIX
3 346 (20.92%) Windows
4 289 (17.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 230 (13.91%) CentOS
6 159 (9.61%) Ubuntu
7 68 (4.11%) Solaris
8 44 (2.66%) Debian
8 44 (2.66%) Mac OS X
9 35 (2.12%) AIX
10 33 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
14 21 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 16 (0.97%) SUSE
16 11 (0.67%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.67%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
17 9 (0.54%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1043 (63.06%) DevOps
2 685 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
3 671 (40.57%) Configuration Management
4 626 (37.85%) Continuous Integration
5 301 (18.20%) Open Source
6 238 (14.39%) Scrum
7 190 (11.49%) Continuous Delivery
8 168 (10.16%) TDD
9 114 (6.89%) Load Balancing
10 105 (6.35%) Automated Testing
11 100 (6.05%) SOA
12 94 (5.68%) OO
13 85 (5.14%) BDD
14 80 (4.84%) Software Engineering
15 72 (4.35%) Kanban
16 70 (4.23%) E-Commerce
17 64 (3.87%) ITIL
17 64 (3.87%) SDLC
18 58 (3.51%) Mentoring
19 56 (3.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 616 (37.24%) Python
2 605 (36.58%) Ruby
3 574 (34.70%) Java
4 323 (19.53%) Bash Shell
5 295 (17.84%) Perl
6 243 (14.69%) PHP
7 159 (9.61%) SQL
8 154 (9.31%) Shell Script
9 142 (8.59%) JavaScript
10 113 (6.83%) PowerShell
11 80 (4.84%) Scala
12 71 (4.29%) C#
13 64 (3.87%) Go
14 39 (2.36%) C
15 26 (1.57%) C++
16 23 (1.39%) Groovy
17 21 (1.27%) Korn
18 10 (0.60%) Clojure
19 6 (0.36%) PHP5
19 6 (0.36%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 172 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 85 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 49 (2.96%) DV Cleared
4 42 (2.54%) Degree
5 27 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (1.15%) CCNA
7 16 (0.97%) RHCE
8 9 (0.54%) CCNP
8 9 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.48%) MCSE
10 6 (0.36%) RHCT
10 6 (0.36%) VCDX
10 6 (0.36%) VCAP
11 5 (0.30%) CCIE
12 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.18%) CCSA
13 2 (0.12%) LPIC
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.66%) QA
2 14 (0.85%) SLA
2 14 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.060%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.060%) COBIT
System Software
1 211 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 145 (8.77%) Docker
3 72 (4.35%) vCloud
4 59 (3.57%) vSphere
5 55 (3.33%) Active Directory
6 42 (2.54%) Varnish
7 33 (2.00%) KVM
8 31 (1.87%) Samba
8 31 (1.87%) Xen
9 28 (1.69%) Hyper-V
10 27 (1.63%) Postfix
11 26 (1.57%) XenServer
12 24 (1.45%) NFS
12 24 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 22 (1.33%) VirtualBox
14 19 (1.15%) iptables
15 15 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
15 15 (0.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 14 (0.85%) QEMU
17 12 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 869 (52.54%) Opscode Chef
2 355 (21.46%) Ansible
3 181 (10.94%) Salt
4 180 (10.88%) Vagrant
5 161 (9.73%) Nagios
6 106 (6.41%) ZABBIX
7 47 (2.84%) Cobbler
7 47 (2.84%) Graphite
8 38 (2.30%) Kibana
9 37 (2.24%) HAProxy
10 33 (2.00%) logstash
10 33 (2.00%) Rundeck
11 22 (1.33%) Tivoli
11 22 (1.33%) Cacti
12 19 (1.15%) Capistrano
12 19 (1.15%) yum
12 19 (1.15%) Opsview
13 18 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
14 16 (0.97%) CFEngine
15 15 (0.91%) Icinga
Vendors
1 356 (21.52%) VMware
2 349 (21.10%) Red Hat
3 229 (13.85%) Oracle
4 102 (6.17%) Microsoft
5 61 (3.69%) HP
6 54 (3.26%) Rackspace
7 50 (3.02%) Splunk
7 50 (3.02%) IBM
8 46 (2.78%) SaltStack
8 46 (2.78%) New Relic
9 43 (2.60%) Google
10 37 (2.24%) Citrix
11 34 (2.06%) Atlassian
12 33 (2.00%) Cisco
13 28 (1.69%) Veritas
14 26 (1.57%) Perforce
15 22 (1.33%) EMC
16 18 (1.09%) webMethods
16 18 (1.09%) AppDynamics
17 15 (0.91%) Percona
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