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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 114 157 193
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +36
Contract jobs citing Puppet 169 108 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.90% 1.15% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.11% 10.61% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 72 31
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £363 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £543 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -
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
1049 1018 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.77% 10.81% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 569 413
Median daily rate £404 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 30
Median hourly rate £35.50 £24.00 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% +30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.52%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +21 53 £431 +4.54% 6
Surrey +22 50 £450 -18.18% 7
Berkshire +24 30 £463 +2.77% 8
Oxfordshire +3 17 £425 -5.55% 2
East Sussex - 8 £358 - 2
Kent +4 4 £488 -
West Sussex - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Middlesex -7 1 - - 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 237 (74.76%) Linux
2 173 (54.57%) DevOps
3 153 (48.26%) Python
4 142 (44.79%) Opscode Chef
5 118 (37.22%) Configuration Management
6 103 (32.49%) Amazon AWS
7 102 (32.18%) Git (software)
7 102 (32.18%) Ansible
8 100 (31.55%) Jenkins
9 96 (30.28%) Red Hat
10 94 (29.65%) Ruby
11 91 (28.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 84 (26.50%) Unix
12 84 (26.50%) Perl
13 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
14 78 (24.61%) VMware
15 71 (22.40%) Windows
16 65 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (20.19%) PowerShell
18 51 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
19 50 (15.77%) Bash Shell
20 49 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
21 48 (15.14%) Finance
21 48 (15.14%) Apache
21 48 (15.14%) Docker
22 47 (14.83%) DNS
23 45 (14.20%) SQL
23 45 (14.20%) Open Source
24 43 (13.56%) Nagios
25 41 (12.93%) OpenStack

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (15.14%) Apache
2 41 (12.93%) OpenStack
3 40 (12.62%) WebLogic
4 38 (11.99%) Tomcat
5 29 (9.15%) WebSphere
6 16 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (4.42%) JBoss
8 13 (4.10%) nginx
9 7 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.89%) IIS
11 4 (1.26%) Confluence
11 4 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.26%) WebSphere Process Server
12 3 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.95%) Drupal
13 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.63%) WordPress
14 1 (0.32%) CloudStack
14 1 (0.32%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) MS Office
2 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 103 (32.49%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (8.83%) PaaS
4 26 (8.20%) IaaS
5 20 (6.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (5.68%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (4.42%) Amazon S3
8 13 (4.10%) SaaS
9 10 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (1.89%) AWS OpsWorks
12 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.58%) CloudFront
13 4 (1.26%) GitHub
13 4 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.95%) Heroku
15 2 (0.63%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.32%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.83%) DNS
2 34 (10.73%) Firewall
3 29 (9.15%) LDAP
4 22 (6.94%) TCP/IP
5 19 (5.99%) DHCP
6 18 (5.68%) VPN
7 15 (4.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (4.73%) HTTP
8 14 (4.42%) SSL
9 11 (3.47%) MPLS
9 11 (3.47%) SMTP
10 10 (3.15%) Internet
11 9 (2.84%) SAN
12 8 (2.52%) Network Security
13 7 (2.21%) LAN
13 7 (2.21%) WAN
14 6 (1.89%) SSH
14 6 (1.89%) VLAN
15 5 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
16 4 (1.26%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.04%) MySQL
2 20 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (5.68%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 13 (4.10%) Big Data
5 13 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.84%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.84%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.52%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.89%) DB2
10 5 (1.58%) Redis
11 4 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.63%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.63%) HBase
13 2 (0.63%) MarkLogic
13 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 102 (32.18%) Git (software)
2 100 (31.55%) Jenkins
3 30 (9.46%) Vagrant
4 29 (9.15%) Subversion
5 25 (7.89%) Maven
6 24 (7.57%) Ant
6 24 (7.57%) JIRA
7 19 (5.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 18 (5.68%) TeamCity
9 13 (4.10%) Hudson
10 10 (3.15%) Gradle
11 9 (2.84%) Travis CI
12 7 (2.21%) MSBuild
12 7 (2.21%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.89%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.89%) PHPUnit
13 6 (1.89%) RSpec
14 5 (1.58%) GitLab
14 5 (1.58%) JUnit
15 4 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 48 (15.14%) Finance
2 4 (1.26%) Advertising
3 2 (0.63%) Banking
3 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.63%) Local Government
3 2 (0.63%) Publishing
3 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.32%) Billing
4 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (30.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 64 (20.19%) Administrator
3 55 (17.35%) Linux Engineer
4 43 (13.56%) Systems Administrator
5 36 (11.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 34 (10.73%) Linux Administrator
7 29 (9.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 25 (7.89%) Architect
9 24 (7.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 20 (6.31%) Senior DevOps
11 19 (5.99%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (5.68%) AWS Engineer
13 17 (5.36%) Developer
13 17 (5.36%) DevOps Administrator
13 17 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 15 (4.73%) Azure DevOps
14 15 (4.73%) Azure Engineer
15 14 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
16 13 (4.10%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.83%) Web Services
2 23 (7.26%) LAMP
3 21 (6.62%) Ruby on Rails
4 15 (4.73%) REST
5 14 (4.42%) CSS
6 11 (3.47%) HTML
6 11 (3.47%) LEMP Stack
6 11 (3.47%) XML
7 10 (3.15%) Middleware
8 9 (2.84%) JSON
8 9 (2.84%) MCollective
8 9 (2.84%) Play Framework
9 8 (2.52%) ELK Stack
10 7 (2.21%) .NET
10 7 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.21%) RESTful
11 6 (1.89%) SOAP
11 6 (1.89%) Spring
11 6 (1.89%) Symfony
11 6 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.68%) EMC VNX
4 16 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (5.05%) HACMP
5 13 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.79%) Clustering
7 11 (3.47%) Replication
8 8 (2.52%) Private Cloud
9 7 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.58%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.26%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.26%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.26%) VCE vBlock
12 2 (0.63%) Derivative
12 2 (0.63%) NGOSS
12 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 237 (74.76%) Linux
2 91 (28.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 84 (26.50%) Unix
4 71 (22.40%) Windows
5 28 (8.83%) CentOS
6 20 (6.31%) VMS
7 17 (5.36%) Mac OS X
7 17 (5.36%) Solaris
8 16 (5.05%) Windows Server
9 14 (4.42%) Ubuntu
10 12 (3.79%) AIX
11 11 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (3.15%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.26%) Debian
15 3 (0.95%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.95%) SUSE
15 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.32%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (54.57%) DevOps
2 118 (37.22%) Configuration Management
3 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (14.20%) Open Source
6 36 (11.36%) ITIL
7 29 (9.15%) Scrum
8 24 (7.57%) Service Management
8 24 (7.57%) Software Deployment
9 23 (7.26%) Use Case
10 17 (5.36%) Migration
11 14 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (4.10%) High Availability
12 13 (4.10%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.79%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.79%) Information Security
13 12 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (3.47%) MVC
14 11 (3.47%) Project Management
14 11 (3.47%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 153 (48.26%) Python
2 94 (29.65%) Ruby
3 84 (26.50%) Perl
4 64 (20.19%) PowerShell
5 50 (15.77%) Bash Shell
6 45 (14.20%) SQL
7 34 (10.73%) Java
8 28 (8.83%) Shell Script
9 22 (6.94%) JavaScript
9 22 (6.94%) PHP
10 8 (2.52%) C#
10 8 (2.52%) Scala
11 6 (1.89%) PHP 5
12 5 (1.58%) C
12 5 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.26%) AWK
13 4 (1.26%) sed
13 4 (1.26%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.63%) Korn
14 2 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.99%) Degree
4 18 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.36%) CCNA
6 15 (4.73%) MCSE
6 15 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (4.73%) RHCSA
7 12 (3.79%) CCNP
8 11 (3.47%) RHCE
9 10 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.89%) AWS Certification
10 6 (1.89%) CISSP
11 4 (1.26%) GCIH
11 4 (1.26%) GIAC
12 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.63%) CCSA
13 2 (0.63%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.63%) RHCT
13 2 (0.63%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (3.47%) SLA
3 10 (3.15%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.95%) QA
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (15.14%) Docker
3 27 (8.52%) Active Directory
4 22 (6.94%) vSphere
5 16 (5.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 15 (4.73%) NFS
7 13 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (3.15%) Hyper-V
8 10 (3.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (2.52%) qmail
9 8 (2.52%) Squid
10 6 (1.89%) Oracle Clusterware
10 6 (1.89%) vCloud
10 6 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.58%) KVM
11 5 (1.58%) Postfix
12 4 (1.26%) Xen
13 3 (0.95%) iptables
13 3 (0.95%) RHEV
13 3 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 142 (44.79%) Opscode Chef
2 102 (32.18%) Ansible
3 43 (13.56%) Nagios
4 20 (6.31%) SCOM
5 16 (5.05%) ZABBIX
6 15 (4.73%) logstash
7 14 (4.42%) SCCM
8 11 (3.47%) Graphite
9 8 (2.52%) Cacti
9 8 (2.52%) Ganglia
9 8 (2.52%) Terraform
10 7 (2.21%) collectd
11 6 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (1.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 5 (1.58%) CFEngine
12 5 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (1.58%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
14 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 96 (30.28%) Red Hat
2 78 (24.61%) VMware
3 33 (10.41%) Cisco
3 33 (10.41%) Oracle
4 26 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 26 (8.20%) Splunk
5 24 (7.57%) EMC
6 20 (6.31%) Veritas
7 19 (5.99%) IBM
8 14 (4.42%) Rackspace
9 11 (3.47%) Barracuda Networks
9 11 (3.47%) Dell
10 8 (2.52%) HP
11 7 (2.21%) Remedy
11 7 (2.21%) Serena
12 5 (1.58%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.58%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.58%) Google
13 4 (1.26%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (1.26%) ServiceNow
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