The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 205 373 434
Rank change year-on-year
+168 +61
Contract jobs citing Puppet 509 158 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.26% 5.45% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 123 73
Average daily rate £430 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £254 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3838 2901 3460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.33% 6.61% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2240 1698 1876
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 154 146
Average hourly rate £22.75 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
Puppet
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +107 341 £450 +7.14% 98
South East +34 50 £388 +3.33% 24
North West - 45 £400 - 13
South West +11 29 £413 - 6
Yorkshire -9 22 £320 +16.36% 8
East of England -24 19 £400 +23.07% 8
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 618 (71.20%) Linux
2 464 (53.46%) Opscode Chef
3 311 (35.83%) Java
4 270 (31.11%) Ruby
5 245 (28.23%) Python
6 241 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
6 241 (27.76%) Continuous Integration
7 237 (27.30%) Perl
8 227 (26.15%) Red Hat
9 212 (24.42%) Configuration Management
10 202 (23.27%) UNIX
11 199 (22.93%) Apache
12 193 (22.24%) Jenkins
13 175 (20.16%) Amazon AWS
14 171 (19.70%) Web Services
15 165 (19.01%) MySQL
16 162 (18.66%) Open Source
17 158 (18.20%) Bash Shell
18 151 (17.40%) PHP
18 151 (17.40%) Nagios
19 145 (16.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 132 (15.21%) MongoDB
21 131 (15.09%) Tomcat
22 130 (14.98%) Git (software)
23 124 (14.29%) Windows
23 124 (14.29%) CentOS
24 121 (13.94%) Finance
25 112 (12.90%) LAMP
26 108 (12.44%) DNS
27 101 (11.64%) Maven

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 199 (22.93%) Apache
2 131 (15.09%) Tomcat
3 75 (8.64%) nginx
4 58 (6.68%) Node.js
5 45 (5.18%) OpenStack
6 27 (3.11%) IIS
7 26 (3.00%) WebLogic
8 24 (2.76%) Apache Solr
9 21 (2.42%) WebSphere
10 18 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.73%) Drupal
12 14 (1.61%) Confluence
13 13 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (1.27%) Alfresco
15 10 (1.15%) CMS
15 10 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
16 8 (0.92%) Jetty
17 5 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
17 5 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
18 4 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 175 (20.16%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (11.18%) Amazon EC2
3 51 (5.88%) Amazon S3
4 47 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (3.92%) SaaS
6 32 (3.69%) PaaS
7 27 (3.11%) Route 53
7 27 (3.11%) Amazon ELB
8 26 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (2.42%) IaaS
10 19 (2.19%) Joyent
11 3 (0.35%) GitHub
12 2 (0.23%) Heroku
12 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.12%) Engine Yard
13 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 108 (12.44%) DNS
2 70 (8.06%) Firewall
3 69 (7.95%) TCP/IP
4 68 (7.83%) HTTP
5 60 (6.91%) SAN
6 53 (6.11%) LDAP
7 45 (5.18%) SSL
8 35 (4.03%) VPN
9 34 (3.92%) DHCP
10 25 (2.88%) NAS
11 19 (2.19%) Kerberos
12 17 (1.96%) Network Security
13 15 (1.73%) SNMP
13 15 (1.73%) Internet
14 14 (1.61%) AMQP
15 13 (1.50%) IPsec
15 13 (1.50%) SMTP
16 11 (1.27%) WAN
17 10 (1.15%) FTP
17 10 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (19.01%) MySQL
2 132 (15.21%) MongoDB
3 80 (9.22%) NoSQL
4 71 (8.18%) Big Data
5 62 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 57 (6.57%) Hadoop
7 50 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
8 46 (5.30%) SQL Server
9 45 (5.18%) Relational Database
10 37 (4.26%) Redis
11 29 (3.34%) Riak
11 29 (3.34%) RDBMS
12 25 (2.88%) CouchDB
13 17 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.04%) DB2
15 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.69%) EDRMS
17 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 193 (22.24%) Jenkins
2 130 (14.98%) Git (software)
3 101 (11.64%) Maven
4 77 (8.87%) Hudson
5 69 (7.95%) Subversion
6 51 (5.88%) JIRA
7 47 (5.41%) Ant
8 42 (4.84%) TeamCity
9 29 (3.34%) Cucumber
10 25 (2.88%) Selenium
11 20 (2.30%) JUnit
12 16 (1.84%) Mockito
12 16 (1.84%) Mercurial
13 14 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.27%) WebDriver
15 10 (1.15%) PHPUnit
16 9 (1.04%) Gerrit
16 9 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (1.04%) ClearCase
17 8 (0.92%) AnthillPro
General
1 121 (13.94%) Finance
2 31 (3.57%) Banking
3 18 (2.07%) Games
3 18 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.50%) Publishing
5 11 (1.27%) Retail
6 8 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (0.81%) Advertising
8 5 (0.58%) Marketing
8 5 (0.58%) Billing
8 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.23%) Front Office
10 2 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 251 (28.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 138 (15.90%) Administrator
3 114 (13.13%) Systems Administrator
4 102 (11.75%) Developer
5 74 (8.53%) Architect
6 73 (8.41%) Linux Administrator
7 57 (6.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 53 (6.11%) Consultant
8 53 (6.11%) Linux Engineer
9 37 (4.26%) UNIX Administrator
10 32 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
11 29 (3.34%) Java Developer
12 28 (3.23%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 25 (2.88%) Analyst
14 22 (2.53%) Software Engineer
15 17 (1.96%) Senior Developer
16 16 (1.84%) Cloud Engineer
16 16 (1.84%) Senior Architect
17 13 (1.50%) Systems Analyst
17 13 (1.50%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (19.70%) Web Services
2 112 (12.90%) LAMP
3 63 (7.26%) HTML
4 58 (6.68%) .NET
5 49 (5.65%) CSS
6 46 (5.30%) REST
7 41 (4.72%) Middleware
8 39 (4.49%) RabbitMQ
8 39 (4.49%) Spring
9 38 (4.38%) JSON
10 37 (4.26%) RESTful
11 35 (4.03%) HTML5
12 32 (3.69%) ActiveMQ
13 29 (3.34%) XML
14 28 (3.23%) Hibernate
15 27 (3.11%) CSS3
16 26 (3.00%) J2EE
17 23 (2.65%) SOAP
18 22 (2.53%) jQuery
19 21 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 162 (18.66%) Open Source
2 32 (3.69%) Clustering
3 23 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 16 (1.84%) N-Tier
5 15 (1.73%) Digital Media
5 15 (1.73%) Replication
6 13 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.27%) Online Games
7 11 (1.27%) NHS
8 10 (1.15%) Taxonomies
9 9 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.92%) Wiki
11 7 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.69%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.69%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.69%) PKI
13 5 (0.58%) Machine Learning
13 5 (0.58%) Cryptography
14 4 (0.46%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.46%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 618 (71.20%) Linux
2 202 (23.27%) UNIX
3 145 (16.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 124 (14.29%) Windows
4 124 (14.29%) CentOS
5 98 (11.29%) Ubuntu
6 55 (6.34%) Solaris
6 55 (6.34%) Debian
7 18 (2.07%) AIX
8 13 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (1.27%) Android
11 8 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.69%) SUSE
12 6 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.46%) HPUX
13 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
1 241 (27.76%) Continuous Integration
2 212 (24.42%) Configuration Management
3 88 (10.14%) Scrum
4 57 (6.57%) Software Engineering
5 54 (6.22%) SOA
6 53 (6.11%) E-Commerce
6 53 (6.11%) TDD
7 41 (4.72%) Migration
8 37 (4.26%) ITIL
9 36 (4.15%) Load Balancing
10 35 (4.03%) Release Management
11 34 (3.92%) BDD
12 32 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (3.23%) Kanban
14 27 (3.11%) Service Management
15 26 (3.00%) Build Automation
15 26 (3.00%) Performance Testing
15 26 (3.00%) Automated Testing
16 24 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 311 (35.83%) Java
2 270 (31.11%) Ruby
3 245 (28.23%) Python
4 237 (27.30%) Perl
5 158 (18.20%) Bash Shell
6 151 (17.40%) PHP
7 87 (10.02%) SQL
8 85 (9.79%) JavaScript
9 77 (8.87%) Shell Script
10 49 (5.65%) C#
11 38 (4.38%) Scala
12 28 (3.23%) PowerShell
13 23 (2.65%) PL/SQL
14 22 (2.53%) C++
15 15 (1.73%) Lua
16 8 (0.92%) Korn
17 7 (0.81%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.81%) AWK
18 5 (0.58%) Groovy
19 4 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (2.76%) RHCE
2 22 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.27%) Degree
5 8 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.46%) VCAP
8 3 (0.35%) RHCT
9 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.23%) ISEB
9 2 (0.23%) LPIC
9 2 (0.23%) VCDX
10 1 (0.12%) NCDA
10 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) CCNA
10 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.07%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (5.65%) NFS
2 47 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.57%) Varnish
4 28 (3.23%) Active Directory
5 21 (2.42%) Samba
5 21 (2.42%) vCloud
6 20 (2.30%) KVM
7 18 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (2.07%) Xen
8 15 (1.73%) Sendmail
8 15 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.38%) Hyper-V
10 11 (1.27%) XenServer
11 9 (1.04%) Postfix
11 9 (1.04%) vSphere
12 8 (0.92%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.69%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.46%) Squid
14 4 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 464 (53.46%) Opscode Chef
2 151 (17.40%) Nagios
3 68 (7.83%) Vagrant
4 41 (4.72%) ZABBIX
5 40 (4.61%) Ansible
6 35 (4.03%) Ganglia
7 30 (3.46%) Cacti
7 30 (3.46%) Cobbler
8 21 (2.42%) Capistrano
9 19 (2.19%) HAProxy
10 13 (1.50%) CFEngine
11 11 (1.27%) Munin
11 11 (1.27%) NetBackup
12 10 (1.15%) Zenoss
12 10 (1.15%) YUM
13 8 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (0.92%) StatsD
14 7 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 6 (0.69%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.58%) Control-M
Vendors
1 227 (26.15%) Red Hat
2 96 (11.06%) Oracle
3 95 (10.94%) VMware
4 68 (7.83%) Rackspace
5 47 (5.41%) Splunk
6 43 (4.95%) Microsoft
7 42 (4.84%) JBoss
8 34 (3.92%) HP
9 30 (3.46%) Cisco
10 26 (3.00%) Sun
11 22 (2.53%) RightScale
11 22 (2.53%) NetApp
12 18 (2.07%) Veritas
13 17 (1.96%) EMC
14 16 (1.84%) Percona
15 15 (1.73%) New Relic
16 10 (1.15%) GigaSpaces
16 10 (1.15%) F5
16 10 (1.15%) ArcSight
17 9 (1.04%) Brocade
London
DP Connect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c.350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago