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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 181 262 418
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +156
Contract jobs citing Puppet 558 345 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 0.74% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.87% 10.04% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 246 113
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +14.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3753 3436 3511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.61% 7.37% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 1953 1841
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 158 160
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.51 £42.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +48 348 £450 - 108
South East +40 77 £355 -16.47% 26
South West +8 43 £400 - 3
East of England -13 33 £400 +23.07% 11
Yorkshire +2 26 £400 -1.29% 13
North West -9 10 £425 +22.30% 10
West Midlands - 10 £350 - 6
East Midlands +2 8 £488 +9.55% 6
North East - 1 £400 - 2
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 771 (71.65%) Linux
2 660 (61.34%) DevOps
3 538 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 356 (33.09%) Jenkins
5 354 (32.90%) Java
6 345 (32.06%) Ruby
7 325 (30.20%) Python
8 315 (29.28%) Continuous Integration
9 306 (28.44%) Configuration Management
10 265 (24.63%) Red Hat
11 262 (24.35%) UNIX
12 250 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
13 245 (22.77%) Apache
13 245 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
14 243 (22.58%) Web Services
15 242 (22.49%) VMware
16 237 (22.03%) Perl
17 234 (21.75%) Bash Shell
18 218 (20.26%) Open Source
19 214 (19.89%) MySQL
20 213 (19.80%) Git (software)
21 189 (17.57%) PHP
22 184 (17.10%) Nagios
23 177 (16.45%) CentOS
24 169 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 161 (14.96%) Scrum
26 158 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
27 155 (14.41%) Amazon EC2
28 151 (14.03%) LAMP
29 146 (13.57%) Windows

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 245 (22.77%) Apache
2 138 (12.83%) Tomcat
3 98 (9.11%) nginx
4 84 (7.81%) WebLogic
5 68 (6.32%) OpenStack
6 67 (6.23%) Node.js
7 65 (6.04%) WebSphere
8 40 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
9 36 (3.35%) IIS
10 32 (2.97%) Confluence
11 20 (1.86%) Jetty
12 18 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (1.58%) Apache Solr
14 12 (1.12%) MediaWiki
14 12 (1.12%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.93%) WordPress
16 9 (0.84%) CMS
17 7 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
17 7 (0.65%) Drupal
17 7 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.093%) Summit
3 1 (0.093%) RMDS
3 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 250 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (14.41%) Amazon EC2
3 77 (7.16%) Amazon S3
4 52 (4.83%) SaaS
5 47 (4.37%) PaaS
6 44 (4.09%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
8 32 (2.97%) Route 53
9 31 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (1.86%) IaaS
11 11 (1.02%) Joyent
11 11 (1.02%) Google App Engine
12 7 (0.65%) ElastiCache
13 3 (0.28%) Heroku
14 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.19%) Office 365
14 2 (0.19%) GitHub
15 1 (0.093%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.093%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 120 (11.15%) DNS
2 97 (9.01%) Firewall
3 89 (8.27%) HTTP
4 88 (8.18%) TCP/IP
5 61 (5.67%) SSL
6 51 (4.74%) LDAP
7 49 (4.55%) VPN
8 47 (4.37%) SAN
9 40 (3.72%) DHCP
10 37 (3.44%) Internet
11 22 (2.04%) IPsec
11 22 (2.04%) Network Security
12 17 (1.58%) Reverse Proxy
12 17 (1.58%) LAN
12 17 (1.58%) WAN
13 15 (1.39%) NAS
14 13 (1.21%) IPv6
15 12 (1.12%) OSPF
15 12 (1.12%) BGP
15 12 (1.12%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (19.89%) MySQL
2 137 (12.73%) MongoDB
2 137 (12.73%) NoSQL
3 82 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
4 78 (7.25%) Big Data
5 61 (5.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 59 (5.48%) Hadoop
7 45 (4.18%) Redis
8 40 (3.72%) SQL Server
8 40 (3.72%) Relational Database
9 30 (2.79%) Oracle Exadata
10 29 (2.70%) Riak
11 24 (2.23%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.95%) CouchDB
12 21 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.93%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.74%) HBase
Development Applications
1 356 (33.09%) Jenkins
2 213 (19.80%) Git (software)
3 138 (12.83%) Maven
4 107 (9.94%) JIRA
5 102 (9.48%) Hudson
6 89 (8.27%) Subversion
7 43 (4.00%) Ant
8 41 (3.81%) Cucumber
9 39 (3.62%) TeamCity
10 28 (2.60%) RSpec
11 26 (2.42%) JUnit
12 24 (2.23%) Selenium
13 22 (2.04%) Mercurial
14 17 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (1.58%) Gerrit
15 14 (1.30%) Gradle
16 13 (1.21%) Eclipse
17 11 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (1.02%) AnthillPro
17 11 (1.02%) Mockito
General
1 118 (10.97%) Finance
2 30 (2.79%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.60%) Banking
4 27 (2.51%) Financial Institution
5 21 (1.95%) Games
6 15 (1.39%) Retail
7 12 (1.12%) Publishing
8 7 (0.65%) Billing
8 7 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.56%) Advertising
10 5 (0.46%) Front Office
10 5 (0.46%) Marketing
11 3 (0.28%) Back Office
11 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.093%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.093%) International Banking
13 1 (0.093%) Electronics
13 1 (0.093%) Legal
Job Titles
1 349 (32.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 121 (11.25%) Developer
3 109 (10.13%) Linux Engineer
4 97 (9.01%) Administrator
5 95 (8.83%) Architect
6 85 (7.90%) Systems Administrator
7 71 (6.60%) Linux Administrator
8 56 (5.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 52 (4.83%) Systems Engineer
10 43 (4.00%) Consultant
11 40 (3.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 30 (2.79%) Software Engineer
13 28 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
14 24 (2.23%) DevOps Architect
15 23 (2.14%) Java Developer
16 22 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (1.77%) Web Engineer
18 18 (1.67%) Support Engineer
18 18 (1.67%) DevOps Consultant
19 16 (1.49%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (22.58%) Web Services
2 151 (14.03%) LAMP
3 63 (5.86%) HTML
4 61 (5.67%) .NET
5 60 (5.58%) JSON
6 59 (5.48%) Middleware
7 51 (4.74%) CSS
8 47 (4.37%) REST
9 42 (3.90%) J2EE
9 42 (3.90%) XML
10 40 (3.72%) RESTful
11 39 (3.62%) HTML5
12 32 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
13 30 (2.79%) WebSphere MQ
14 27 (2.51%) SOAP
15 25 (2.32%) CSS3
15 25 (2.32%) MCollective
16 22 (2.04%) jQuery
17 21 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
18 19 (1.77%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 218 (20.26%) Open Source
2 51 (4.74%) Clustering
3 27 (2.51%) Replication
3 27 (2.51%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.04%) Hedge funds
5 21 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.49%) Wiki
7 15 (1.39%) Online Games
8 12 (1.12%) Digital Media
9 9 (0.84%) NHS
10 7 (0.65%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.56%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.56%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.46%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.46%) New Media
12 5 (0.46%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.46%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 771 (71.65%) Linux
2 262 (24.35%) UNIX
3 177 (16.45%) CentOS
4 169 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 146 (13.57%) Windows
6 125 (11.62%) Ubuntu
7 76 (7.06%) Debian
8 47 (4.37%) Solaris
9 39 (3.62%) SELinux
10 32 (2.97%) Oracle Linux
11 18 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (1.58%) AIX
13 13 (1.21%) Android
14 8 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.74%) SUSE
15 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.56%) SmartOS
16 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (61.34%) DevOps
2 315 (29.28%) Continuous Integration
3 306 (28.44%) Configuration Management
4 245 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (14.96%) Scrum
6 99 (9.20%) SOA
7 86 (7.99%) TDD
8 67 (6.23%) Software Engineering
9 61 (5.67%) Build Automation
10 57 (5.30%) Release Management
11 52 (4.83%) Kanban
11 52 (4.83%) BDD
11 52 (4.83%) Load Balancing
12 46 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (3.53%) ITIL
14 37 (3.44%) E-Commerce
15 33 (3.07%) OO
16 28 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (2.60%) Performance Testing
17 27 (2.51%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 354 (32.90%) Java
2 345 (32.06%) Ruby
3 325 (30.20%) Python
4 237 (22.03%) Perl
5 234 (21.75%) Bash Shell
6 189 (17.57%) PHP
7 110 (10.22%) SQL
8 92 (8.55%) JavaScript
9 88 (8.18%) Shell Script
10 52 (4.83%) PowerShell
10 52 (4.83%) Scala
11 31 (2.88%) C++
12 29 (2.70%) C#
13 19 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.67%) Groovy
15 12 (1.12%) C
15 12 (1.12%) Korn
16 11 (1.02%) AWK
16 11 (1.02%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.46%) sed
Qualifications
1 53 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.21%) Degree
4 12 (1.12%) RHCE
5 10 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (0.74%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.74%) VCAP
7 7 (0.65%) VCDX
7 7 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.28%) MCSE
9 3 (0.28%) CCNA
9 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.093%) PhD
11 1 (0.093%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.093%) ACCA
11 1 (0.093%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.62%) QA
2 8 (0.74%) SLA
3 3 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.093%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 158 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (5.76%) vCloud
3 49 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
4 25 (2.32%) Xen
4 25 (2.32%) XenServer
5 21 (1.95%) vSphere
5 21 (1.95%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.86%) Samba
7 19 (1.77%) Active Directory
7 19 (1.77%) Postfix
7 19 (1.77%) KVM
7 19 (1.77%) Varnish
8 18 (1.67%) NFS
9 16 (1.49%) VMware ESX
10 14 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.74%) Docker
12 6 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.46%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.37%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 538 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 184 (17.10%) Nagios
3 122 (11.34%) Vagrant
4 108 (10.04%) Salt
5 88 (8.18%) Ansible
6 70 (6.51%) ZABBIX
7 48 (4.46%) Cacti
8 37 (3.44%) YUM
9 24 (2.23%) Cobbler
10 21 (1.95%) Capistrano
11 17 (1.58%) Zenoss
12 16 (1.49%) Opsview
13 15 (1.39%) HAProxy
13 15 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 14 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 13 (1.21%) Munin
16 11 (1.02%) StatsD
16 11 (1.02%) NetBackup
16 11 (1.02%) Ganglia
17 9 (0.84%) Kibana
Vendors
1 265 (24.63%) Red Hat
2 242 (22.49%) VMware
3 145 (13.48%) Oracle
4 79 (7.34%) IBM
5 76 (7.06%) Rackspace
6 56 (5.20%) Microsoft
7 44 (4.09%) Splunk
8 39 (3.62%) JBoss
9 36 (3.35%) Cisco
10 33 (3.07%) NetApp
11 31 (2.88%) New Relic
12 30 (2.79%) Percona
13 28 (2.60%) Remedy
14 26 (2.42%) RightScale
15 24 (2.23%) SaltStack
15 24 (2.23%) HP
16 21 (1.95%) Veritas
17 20 (1.86%) Citrix
18 17 (1.58%) Google
19 16 (1.49%) Atlassian
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + work from home
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 13 days ago