The first table below looks at the demand for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 25 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 London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 149 199 293
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +94
Contract jobs citing Puppet 342 255 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.45% 1.05% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.82% 16.68% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 187 96
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £347 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1817 1529 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.70% 6.31% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 995 1005
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £298 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.90 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £41.55 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in London

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Puppet across the London region.

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in London

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in London

Puppet
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the London region.

Puppet Hourly Rate Trend in London

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +34 66 £500 +17.64% 24
Croydon - 2 £469 - 2
Hammersmith +2 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £420 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 508 (74.16%) Linux
2 417 (60.88%) DevOps
3 360 (52.55%) Opscode Chef
4 251 (36.64%) Java
5 242 (35.33%) Ruby
6 223 (32.55%) Python
7 200 (29.20%) Jenkins
8 196 (28.61%) UNIX
9 190 (27.74%) Configuration Management
10 186 (27.15%) Continuous Integration
11 170 (24.82%) Bash Shell
12 162 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
13 160 (23.36%) MySQL
14 155 (22.63%) Perl
15 154 (22.48%) Apache
15 154 (22.48%) VMware
16 146 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
17 143 (20.88%) Git (software)
18 139 (20.29%) Open Source
18 139 (20.29%) Web Services
19 138 (20.15%) Nagios
20 128 (18.69%) Red Hat
21 118 (17.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 113 (16.50%) MongoDB
23 112 (16.35%) Finance
24 108 (15.77%) Tomcat
25 105 (15.33%) NoSQL
26 104 (15.18%) PHP
27 103 (15.04%) Oracle
27 103 (15.04%) Scrum

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 154 (22.48%) Apache
2 108 (15.77%) Tomcat
3 58 (8.47%) WebLogic
4 54 (7.88%) Node.js
5 52 (7.59%) WebSphere
6 47 (6.86%) OpenStack
7 38 (5.55%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (5.26%) nginx
9 29 (4.23%) IIS
10 13 (1.90%) Jetty
11 12 (1.75%) Apache Solr
11 12 (1.75%) Confluence
11 12 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (1.75%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.31%) WordPress
13 7 (1.02%) MS Exchange
13 7 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
14 6 (0.88%) Drupal
14 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (0.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (3.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 146 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (14.31%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (5.40%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (3.80%) SaaS
5 25 (3.65%) Amazon S3
6 23 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (3.36%) PaaS
7 12 (1.75%) Joyent
7 12 (1.75%) IaaS
8 10 (1.46%) Google App Engine
9 7 (1.02%) ElastiCache
10 3 (0.44%) Heroku
11 2 (0.29%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.29%) Office 365
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.29%) Route 53
11 2 (0.29%) GitHub
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.51%) HTTP
2 68 (9.93%) DNS
3 57 (8.32%) TCP/IP
4 49 (7.15%) SSL
5 33 (4.82%) LDAP
6 28 (4.09%) SAN
7 20 (2.92%) Internet
7 20 (2.92%) Firewall
8 14 (2.04%) NAS
8 14 (2.04%) DHCP
9 12 (1.75%) FTP
10 10 (1.46%) IPsec
11 8 (1.17%) VPN
12 7 (1.02%) iSCSI
13 6 (0.88%) VLAN
13 6 (0.88%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.88%) SNMP
14 5 (0.73%) SMTP
15 4 (0.58%) Wireshark
16 3 (0.44%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (23.36%) MySQL
2 113 (16.50%) MongoDB
3 105 (15.33%) NoSQL
4 64 (9.34%) Big Data
5 59 (8.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 55 (8.03%) Hadoop
7 32 (4.67%) Redis
8 29 (4.23%) Oracle Exadata
8 29 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (4.09%) SQL Server
10 23 (3.36%) Relational Database
11 20 (2.92%) CouchDB
12 19 (2.77%) Riak
13 14 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.75%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.46%) Oracle Database
16 7 (1.02%) HBase
17 5 (0.73%) Couchbase
17 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 200 (29.20%) Jenkins
2 143 (20.88%) Git (software)
3 74 (10.80%) Maven
4 71 (10.36%) JIRA
5 50 (7.30%) Hudson
6 48 (7.01%) Subversion
7 29 (4.23%) Ant
8 22 (3.21%) TeamCity
9 17 (2.48%) Mercurial
10 14 (2.04%) Cucumber
11 13 (1.90%) Gerrit
11 13 (1.90%) Selenium
12 12 (1.75%) JUnit
12 12 (1.75%) RSpec
12 12 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.61%) AnthillPro
14 9 (1.31%) Gradle
15 8 (1.17%) PHPUnit
16 7 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 6 (0.88%) Mockito
General
1 112 (16.35%) Finance
2 26 (3.80%) Banking
3 25 (3.65%) Financial Institution
4 20 (2.92%) Games
5 16 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.75%) Publishing
7 11 (1.61%) Retail
8 7 (1.02%) Billing
9 5 (0.73%) Advertising
10 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.58%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) Front Office
11 3 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.15%) International Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 227 (33.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (11.39%) Developer
3 64 (9.34%) Administrator
3 64 (9.34%) Linux Engineer
4 55 (8.03%) Systems Administrator
5 51 (7.45%) Architect
6 46 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
7 43 (6.28%) Linux Administrator
8 39 (5.69%) Consultant
9 36 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 34 (4.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 22 (3.21%) DevOps Architect
12 18 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (2.63%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (2.48%) DevOps Consultant
14 16 (2.34%) Web Engineer
15 15 (2.19%) Software Engineer
16 14 (2.04%) Lead Architect
17 12 (1.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (20.29%) Web Services
2 95 (13.87%) LAMP
3 55 (8.03%) HTML
4 39 (5.69%) .NET
5 37 (5.40%) CSS
6 35 (5.11%) HTML5
7 33 (4.82%) Middleware
8 32 (4.67%) J2EE
9 31 (4.53%) REST
10 30 (4.38%) JSON
11 29 (4.23%) WebSphere MQ
12 24 (3.50%) CSS3
12 24 (3.50%) MCollective
13 23 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (3.36%) RESTful
14 21 (3.07%) SOAP
14 21 (3.07%) XML
15 20 (2.92%) Ruby on Rails
16 17 (2.48%) JMX
17 16 (2.34%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 139 (20.29%) Open Source
2 44 (6.42%) Clustering
3 22 (3.21%) Hedge funds
4 19 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.19%) Online Games
7 12 (1.75%) Replication
8 6 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.73%) Data Extraction
9 5 (0.73%) Taxonomies
9 5 (0.73%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.73%) New Media
10 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.58%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.58%) Spread Betting
11 3 (0.44%) PMI
11 3 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.29%) Derivative
12 2 (0.29%) Social Network
12 2 (0.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 508 (74.16%) Linux
2 196 (28.61%) UNIX
3 118 (17.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 95 (13.87%) CentOS
5 88 (12.85%) Windows
6 77 (11.24%) Ubuntu
7 44 (6.42%) Debian
8 36 (5.26%) SELinux
9 25 (3.65%) Solaris
10 11 (1.61%) AIX
11 8 (1.17%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.88%) SmartOS
13 5 (0.73%) Android
13 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.58%) SUSE
15 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (60.88%) DevOps
2 190 (27.74%) Configuration Management
3 186 (27.15%) Continuous Integration
4 162 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (15.04%) Scrum
6 71 (10.36%) SOA
7 58 (8.47%) TDD
8 50 (7.30%) Release Management
9 49 (7.15%) Build Automation
10 45 (6.57%) Kanban
11 41 (5.99%) BDD
12 40 (5.84%) Software Engineering
13 29 (4.23%) Load Balancing
13 29 (4.23%) ITIL
13 29 (4.23%) OO
14 28 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (3.50%) E-Commerce
17 20 (2.92%) Automated Testing
18 19 (2.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 251 (36.64%) Java
2 242 (35.33%) Ruby
3 223 (32.55%) Python
4 170 (24.82%) Bash Shell
5 155 (22.63%) Perl
6 104 (15.18%) PHP
7 66 (9.64%) JavaScript
8 52 (7.59%) SQL
9 41 (5.99%) Shell Script
10 29 (4.23%) Scala
11 23 (3.36%) PowerShell
12 17 (2.48%) C#
13 15 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.04%) C++
14 14 (2.04%) Groovy
15 9 (1.31%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.73%) sed
16 5 (0.73%) C
16 5 (0.73%) Korn
16 5 (0.73%) AWK
Qualifications
1 41 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 24 (3.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.46%) RHCE
4 9 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (1.17%) Degree
6 7 (1.02%) VCDX
6 7 (1.02%) VCAP
7 4 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.44%) MCSE
8 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) LPIC
10 1 (0.15%) NCDA
10 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.19%) QA
2 8 (1.17%) SLA
3 2 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (6.28%) vCloud
3 41 (5.99%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (2.63%) Xen
5 17 (2.48%) Active Directory
6 16 (2.34%) Varnish
7 15 (2.19%) vSphere
8 14 (2.04%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.90%) NFS
10 11 (1.61%) Hyper-V
11 10 (1.46%) KVM
12 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.58%) XenServer
14 3 (0.44%) Docker
15 2 (0.29%) HDFS
15 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.29%) Squid
16 1 (0.15%) Postfix
16 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
16 1 (0.15%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 360 (52.55%) Opscode Chef
2 138 (20.15%) Nagios
3 79 (11.53%) Salt
4 60 (8.76%) Ansible
5 48 (7.01%) Vagrant
6 46 (6.72%) ZABBIX
7 34 (4.96%) Cacti
8 23 (3.36%) YUM
9 16 (2.34%) Zenoss
9 16 (2.34%) Opsview
10 14 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 14 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (1.90%) Capistrano
12 11 (1.61%) StatsD
13 10 (1.46%) Ganglia
14 9 (1.31%) Cobbler
15 8 (1.17%) Kibana
15 8 (1.17%) Munin
16 7 (1.02%) NetBackup
16 7 (1.02%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 154 (22.48%) VMware
2 128 (18.69%) Red Hat
3 103 (15.04%) Oracle
4 66 (9.64%) Rackspace
5 62 (9.05%) IBM
6 38 (5.55%) Microsoft
7 30 (4.38%) JBoss
7 30 (4.38%) NetApp
8 29 (4.23%) New Relic
9 26 (3.80%) Remedy
10 24 (3.50%) Cisco
10 24 (3.50%) SaltStack
11 20 (2.92%) Splunk
12 15 (2.19%) Percona
12 15 (2.19%) Veritas
12 15 (2.19%) Google
13 14 (2.04%) Atlassian
14 13 (1.90%) HP
15 8 (1.17%) Brocade
15 8 (1.17%) Perforce
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