The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 147 143 201
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +58
Contract jobs citing Puppet 129 129 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 1.29% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.77% 12.96% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 90 19
Average daily rate £450 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £328 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Puppet
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1010 995 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.46% 9.97% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 540 442
Average daily rate £415 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 53
Average hourly rate £43.00 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £12.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Puppet
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Puppet Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
Berkshire +32 41 £500 +29.03% 7
Surrey +18 41 £463 +13.49% 14
Hampshire -26 24 £400 +6.66% 2
Oxfordshire -9 9 £350 -6.66% 3
Kent -24 6 £488 -2.50% 2
East Sussex -4 3 £365 -33.63% 5
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
West Sussex -16 2 £613 +11.36%
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £450 -10.00%
Middlesex -2 1 £425 -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 204 (76.98%) Linux
2 156 (58.87%) DevOps
3 124 (46.79%) Python
4 119 (44.91%) Configuration Management
5 110 (41.51%) Amazon AWS
6 102 (38.49%) Ansible
7 101 (38.11%) Opscode Chef
7 101 (38.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 91 (34.34%) Red Hat
9 87 (32.83%) Git (software)
10 83 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (30.57%) Ruby
11 81 (30.57%) Unix
12 78 (29.43%) Jenkins
13 71 (26.79%) VMware
14 65 (24.53%) PowerShell
15 62 (23.40%) Windows
16 59 (22.26%) Perl
17 57 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
18 56 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (19.62%) DNS
20 51 (19.25%) Active Directory
21 48 (18.11%) Microsoft
21 48 (18.11%) SQL
21 48 (18.11%) OpenStack
22 47 (17.74%) Nagios
23 43 (16.23%) Web Services
24 42 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
25 40 (15.09%) Maven
26 39 (14.72%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 48 (18.11%) OpenStack
2 33 (12.45%) Apache
3 29 (10.94%) Tomcat
4 28 (10.57%) WebLogic
5 24 (9.06%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (8.30%) JBoss
7 18 (6.79%) nginx
8 9 (3.40%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.26%) IIS
10 4 (1.51%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.13%) Confluence
11 3 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.38%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.38%) Jetty
13 1 (0.38%) Node.js
13 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 7 (2.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 110 (41.51%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (6.04%) IaaS
5 15 (5.66%) PaaS
6 13 (4.91%) SaaS
7 9 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.64%) GitHub
9 6 (2.26%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.89%) AWS OpsWorks
10 5 (1.89%) CloudFront
11 3 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.38%) CloudBees
13 1 (0.38%) Heroku
13 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (19.62%) DNS
2 33 (12.45%) Firewall
3 32 (12.08%) LDAP
4 26 (9.81%) TCP/IP
5 20 (7.55%) HTTP
6 18 (6.79%) DHCP
6 18 (6.79%) SMTP
6 18 (6.79%) SSL
7 15 (5.66%) LAN
7 15 (5.66%) VPN
7 15 (5.66%) WAN
8 8 (3.02%) MPLS
8 8 (3.02%) SAN
9 7 (2.64%) Internet
9 7 (2.64%) Network Security
10 5 (1.89%) FTP
10 5 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.89%) SSH
11 4 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.08%) MySQL
2 20 (7.55%) Azure SQL Database
3 15 (5.66%) Big Data
4 13 (4.91%) Hadoop
5 12 (4.53%) Oracle Database
5 12 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.64%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.75%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.75%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.38%) DB2
10 1 (0.38%) HBase
10 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 87 (32.83%) Git (software)
2 78 (29.43%) Jenkins
3 40 (15.09%) Maven
4 35 (13.21%) Ant
5 30 (11.32%) Subversion
6 27 (10.19%) JIRA
7 24 (9.06%) Hudson
7 24 (9.06%) TeamCity
8 16 (6.04%) Vagrant
9 10 (3.77%) RSpec
10 9 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (3.02%) Gradle
12 7 (2.64%) GitLab
13 5 (1.89%) PHPUnit
13 5 (1.89%) Travis CI
14 4 (1.51%) Metasploit
15 3 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (1.13%) JUnit
16 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (11.32%) Finance
2 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.75%) Advertising
3 2 (0.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (35.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 56 (21.13%) Linux Engineer
3 44 (16.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 41 (15.47%) Administrator
5 31 (11.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 31 (11.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 24 (9.06%) AWS Engineer
6 24 (9.06%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (7.92%) Azure Engineer
7 21 (7.92%) Linux Administrator
7 21 (7.92%) Support Engineer
8 20 (7.55%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 18 (6.79%) Applications Engineer
10 17 (6.42%) Architect
10 17 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (6.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 16 (6.04%) Applications Support
11 16 (6.04%) Applications Support Engineer
11 16 (6.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 15 (5.66%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.23%) Web Services
2 21 (7.92%) Middleware
3 19 (7.17%) ELK Stack
4 18 (6.79%) LAMP
5 15 (5.66%) LEMP Stack
5 15 (5.66%) RESTful
5 15 (5.66%) Sensu
6 14 (5.28%) MCollective
7 12 (4.53%) REST
8 11 (4.15%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (3.02%) CSS
9 8 (3.02%) HTML
10 6 (2.26%) SOAP
11 5 (1.89%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.89%) PostGIS
12 4 (1.51%) J2EE
12 4 (1.51%) JSON
12 4 (1.51%) POSIX
12 4 (1.51%) XML
13 3 (1.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.19%) Computer Science
3 24 (9.06%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.04%) HACMP
5 14 (5.28%) Management Information System
6 11 (4.15%) Clustering
6 11 (4.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (3.02%) Replication
8 6 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.89%) iSeries
10 4 (1.51%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.51%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.13%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.75%) Fintech
12 2 (0.75%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 204 (76.98%) Linux
2 101 (38.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 81 (30.57%) Unix
4 62 (23.40%) Windows
5 27 (10.19%) CentOS
5 27 (10.19%) Windows Server
6 25 (9.43%) VMS
7 19 (7.17%) Ubuntu
8 17 (6.42%) Solaris
9 14 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (4.91%) AIX
11 12 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (4.15%) Mac OS X
13 10 (3.77%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.13%) Debian
16 2 (0.75%) SUSE
16 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.38%) CoreOS
17 1 (0.38%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (58.87%) DevOps
2 119 (44.91%) Configuration Management
3 83 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (14.34%) Open Source
6 29 (10.94%) ITIL
7 28 (10.57%) Software Deployment
8 22 (8.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (7.92%) Use Case
10 20 (7.55%) Migration
11 19 (7.17%) Service Management
12 18 (6.79%) Scrum
13 16 (6.04%) High Availability
14 15 (5.66%) Information Security
15 14 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
16 12 (4.53%) Incident Management
16 12 (4.53%) Problem Management
16 12 (4.53%) Project Management
17 11 (4.15%) SIEM
18 9 (3.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 124 (46.79%) Python
2 81 (30.57%) Ruby
3 65 (24.53%) PowerShell
4 59 (22.26%) Perl
5 48 (18.11%) SQL
6 39 (14.72%) Java
7 32 (12.08%) Bash Shell
8 27 (10.19%) Shell Script
9 23 (8.68%) JavaScript
10 11 (4.15%) PHP
11 6 (2.26%) C
11 6 (2.26%) VB
12 5 (1.89%) PHP 5
13 4 (1.51%) AWK
13 4 (1.51%) C#
13 4 (1.51%) Scala
13 4 (1.51%) sed
14 2 (0.75%) C++
14 2 (0.75%) Korn
14 2 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (6.42%) Degree
4 16 (6.04%) MCSE
5 10 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.02%) CCNA
6 8 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.02%) MCSA
7 7 (2.64%) RHCSA
8 6 (2.26%) CISSP
9 4 (1.51%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.51%) GCIH
9 4 (1.51%) GIAC
9 4 (1.51%) MCP
10 3 (1.13%) CCNP
10 3 (1.13%) CEH
10 3 (1.13%) RHCE
10 3 (1.13%) RHCT
11 2 (0.75%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.53%) SLA
2 11 (4.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 51 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 42 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (13.21%) Docker
4 19 (7.17%) vSphere
5 16 (6.04%) Hyper-V
6 14 (5.28%) NFS
6 14 (5.28%) qmail
6 14 (5.28%) Squid
6 14 (5.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (3.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.26%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (1.51%) KVM
10 4 (1.51%) vCloud
10 4 (1.51%) Xen
11 3 (1.13%) Postfix
11 3 (1.13%) XenServer
12 2 (0.75%) Varnish
12 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.38%) iptables
Systems Management
1 102 (38.49%) Ansible
2 101 (38.11%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (17.74%) Nagios
4 38 (14.34%) SCOM
5 33 (12.45%) SCCM
6 29 (10.94%) Graphite
6 29 (10.94%) logstash
7 18 (6.79%) Cacti
8 15 (5.66%) ZABBIX
9 14 (5.28%) Ganglia
10 13 (4.91%) collectd
10 13 (4.91%) Terraform
11 12 (4.53%) SCVMM
11 12 (4.53%) Windows Intune
12 7 (2.64%) NetBackup
12 7 (2.64%) WSUS
13 6 (2.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 5 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
15 4 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 4 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 91 (34.34%) Red Hat
2 71 (26.79%) VMware
3 48 (18.11%) Microsoft
4 39 (14.72%) Oracle
4 39 (14.72%) Splunk
5 20 (7.55%) Veritas
6 18 (6.79%) Cisco
7 17 (6.42%) Dell
8 15 (5.66%) IBM
8 15 (5.66%) Rackspace
9 12 (4.53%) RightScale
10 9 (3.40%) Barracuda Networks
10 9 (3.40%) EMC
11 8 (3.02%) Symantec
12 7 (2.64%) Serena
13 6 (2.26%) HP
14 5 (1.89%) CA
14 5 (1.89%) CommVault
15 4 (1.51%) Citrix
15 4 (1.51%) Sun
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago