The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 142 181 255
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +74
Contract jobs citing Puppet 938 708 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.27% 0.76%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.60% 15.89% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 501 292
Average daily rate
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£450 £433 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.47 - £41.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 - £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 - £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.47 - £41.25

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4785 4457 4006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 8.01% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2928 2634 2312
Average daily rate £403 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 150 157
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.33 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Puppet
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Puppet Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Puppet
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Puppet Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Puppet
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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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
England +27 887 £445 +4.70% 230
London -8 427 £475 +5.55% 124
City of London +45 118 £475 - 33
East of England +54 106 £410 +2.50% 17
Yorkshire +24 94 £398 -0.62% 22
South East -23 89 £394 +0.96% 28
North West +21 66 £438 +9.37% 20
South West +15 66 £425 +6.25% 9
Cambridgeshire +38 64 £400 - 10
Cambridge +33 61 £405 +1.25% 9
West Yorkshire -1 55 £350 -12.50% 20
Leeds -10 49 £350 -12.50% 14
Cheshire +25 38 £456 +14.06% 4
North East +5 35 £450 +33.33% 6
Tyne and Wear +3 32 £450 +38.46% 5
Surrey +19 31 £368 -30.00% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 30 £450 +38.46% 5
Bristol -4 29 £456 +14.06% 4
Wales +12 27 £425 -2.85% 3
Hertfordshire +23 24 £425 +3.03% 6
South Yorkshire +5 23 £438 +45.83%
Oxfordshire -11 22 £500 +53.84% 3
Sheffield - 21 £438 -
Croydon -4 20 £475 -2.56% 2
Essex - 18 £400 -
Manchester -5 17 £475 +11.76% 13
Scotland +10 16 £450 +20.00% 17
Wiltshire +9 16 £330 +1.53% 3
North Yorkshire +6 13 £388 +17.42% 2
York +6 13 £388 +17.42% 2

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1314 (72.44%) Linux
2 1134 (62.51%) DevOps
3 1034 (57.00%) Opscode Chef
4 796 (43.88%) Jenkins
5 691 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
6 682 (37.60%) Configuration Management
7 658 (36.27%) Amazon AWS
8 656 (36.16%) Java
9 640 (35.28%) Continuous Integration
10 610 (33.63%) Python
11 576 (31.75%) Ruby
12 495 (27.29%) Git (software)
13 480 (26.46%) Ansible
14 432 (23.81%) Red Hat
15 406 (22.38%) VMware
16 367 (20.23%) UNIX
17 362 (19.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 342 (18.85%) Open Source
19 339 (18.69%) Bash Shell
20 320 (17.64%) Windows
21 317 (17.48%) Apache
22 312 (17.20%) Perl
23 310 (17.09%) MongoDB
24 304 (16.76%) MySQL
25 294 (16.21%) Web Services
26 264 (14.55%) Tomcat
27 262 (14.44%) Scrum
28 257 (14.17%) Docker
29 240 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
30 230 (12.68%) TDD

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 317 (17.48%) Apache
2 264 (14.55%) Tomcat
3 159 (8.77%) nginx
4 145 (7.99%) OpenStack
5 137 (7.55%) JBoss
6 116 (6.39%) Confluence
7 112 (6.17%) IIS
8 85 (4.69%) Node.js
9 79 (4.36%) WebLogic
10 70 (3.86%) Jetty
11 67 (3.69%) WebSphere
12 56 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
13 40 (2.21%) Drupal
14 24 (1.32%) Mule ESB
15 16 (0.88%) Apache Qpid
16 14 (0.77%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.77%) WordPress
17 13 (0.72%) CMS
17 13 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
18 12 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.055%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.22%) Magento
2 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.055%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 658 (36.27%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (8.99%) Amazon EC2
3 121 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 95 (5.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 88 (4.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 79 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
7 60 (3.31%) Amazon S3
8 56 (3.09%) PaaS
9 50 (2.76%) Google App Engine
9 50 (2.76%) IaaS
10 40 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
11 38 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 32 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (1.38%) Route 53
14 24 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
15 21 (1.16%) SaaS
16 18 (0.99%) GitHub
17 16 (0.88%) OpenShift
18 14 (0.77%) AWS CloudTrail
19 12 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 191 (10.53%) DNS
2 188 (10.36%) TCP/IP
3 165 (9.10%) HTTP
4 136 (7.50%) Firewall
5 115 (6.34%) SSL
6 75 (4.13%) DHCP
7 54 (2.98%) VPN
8 52 (2.87%) SAN
8 52 (2.87%) IPsec
9 51 (2.81%) LDAP
10 48 (2.65%) Network Security
11 47 (2.59%) Internet
11 47 (2.59%) FTP
12 33 (1.82%) LAN
13 27 (1.49%) WAN
14 22 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
15 21 (1.16%) SSH
16 19 (1.05%) NAS
17 18 (0.99%) SNMP
18 15 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (17.09%) MongoDB
2 304 (16.76%) MySQL
3 184 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
4 160 (8.82%) NoSQL
5 101 (5.57%) Redis
6 86 (4.74%) SQL Server
7 84 (4.63%) Relational Database
8 64 (3.53%) Hadoop
9 51 (2.81%) Big Data
10 34 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
11 32 (1.76%) Oracle Database
12 30 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 23 (1.27%) CouchDB
13 23 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (0.99%) DB2
15 15 (0.83%) HBase
16 14 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 796 (43.88%) Jenkins
2 495 (27.29%) Git (software)
3 209 (11.52%) Subversion
4 190 (10.47%) JIRA
5 184 (10.14%) Maven
6 105 (5.79%) Hudson
7 80 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 78 (4.30%) Selenium
9 73 (4.02%) Cucumber
10 67 (3.69%) TeamCity
11 65 (3.58%) Ant
12 61 (3.36%) Artifactory
13 51 (2.81%) Mercurial
14 45 (2.48%) JUnit
15 43 (2.37%) Gerrit
16 42 (2.32%) Gradle
17 33 (1.82%) JMeter
18 31 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
19 29 (1.60%) SonarQube
20 27 (1.49%) RSpec
General
1 157 (8.65%) Finance
2 72 (3.97%) Banking
3 33 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 27 (1.49%) Games
5 26 (1.43%) Retail
6 20 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.10%) Marketing
7 11 (0.61%) Publishing
8 10 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.28%) Electronics
11 5 (0.28%) Law
12 4 (0.22%) Billing
13 3 (0.17%) Advertising
13 3 (0.17%) Legal
14 2 (0.11%) Front Office
14 2 (0.11%) German Language
14 2 (0.11%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.055%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 652 (35.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 238 (13.12%) Developer
3 182 (10.03%) Administrator
4 172 (9.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 160 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
6 152 (8.38%) Architect
7 114 (6.28%) Linux Administrator
8 113 (6.23%) Linux Engineer
9 99 (5.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 93 (5.13%) Consultant
10 93 (5.13%) Java Developer
11 86 (4.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 55 (3.03%) DevOps Consultant
13 49 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
14 44 (2.43%) Senior Developer
14 44 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 33 (1.82%) Technical Architect
16 31 (1.71%) Solutions Architect
16 31 (1.71%) Web Engineer
17 30 (1.65%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (16.21%) Web Services
2 149 (8.21%) HTML
3 118 (6.50%) REST
4 117 (6.45%) .NET
5 111 (6.12%) LAMP
6 105 (5.79%) JSON
7 102 (5.62%) Middleware
8 94 (5.18%) HTML5
9 93 (5.13%) Spring
10 88 (4.85%) CSS
11 86 (4.74%) J2EE
12 85 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
13 59 (3.25%) XML
14 56 (3.09%) Ruby on Rails
15 55 (3.03%) Django
15 55 (3.03%) CSS3
16 54 (2.98%) jQuery
17 49 (2.70%) Servlets
17 49 (2.70%) AngularJS
18 48 (2.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.24%) Data Centre
2 63 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (2.37%) Clustering
5 34 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.32%) User Experience
9 23 (1.27%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.16%) Digital Media
12 20 (1.10%) Cryptography
13 19 (1.05%) Replication
13 19 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.77%) Wiki
15 13 (0.72%) PKI
16 12 (0.66%) Social Media
17 11 (0.61%) Statistics
18 10 (0.55%) Streaming Video
18 10 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1314 (72.44%) Linux
2 367 (20.23%) UNIX
3 362 (19.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 320 (17.64%) Windows
5 215 (11.85%) CentOS
6 144 (7.94%) Ubuntu
7 76 (4.19%) Solaris
8 44 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (1.76%) AIX
9 32 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (1.71%) Mac OS X
10 31 (1.71%) Debian
11 21 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.10%) SUSE
13 15 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.66%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.66%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.61%) Android
17 10 (0.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1134 (62.51%) DevOps
2 691 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
3 682 (37.60%) Configuration Management
4 640 (35.28%) Continuous Integration
5 342 (18.85%) Open Source
6 262 (14.44%) Scrum
7 230 (12.68%) TDD
8 192 (10.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 104 (5.73%) E-Commerce
10 100 (5.51%) SOA
11 90 (4.96%) BDD
12 82 (4.52%) Load Balancing
13 80 (4.41%) OO
14 79 (4.36%) Software Engineering
15 77 (4.24%) Automated Testing
16 76 (4.19%) Migration
17 74 (4.08%) ITIL
18 66 (3.64%) Kanban
19 65 (3.58%) Microservices
20 63 (3.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 656 (36.16%) Java
2 610 (33.63%) Python
3 576 (31.75%) Ruby
4 339 (18.69%) Bash Shell
5 312 (17.20%) Perl
6 209 (11.52%) PHP
7 187 (10.31%) SQL
8 172 (9.48%) JavaScript
9 137 (7.55%) PowerShell
10 108 (5.95%) Shell Script
11 104 (5.73%) Scala
12 53 (2.92%) Go
13 52 (2.87%) C#
14 33 (1.82%) C++
15 30 (1.65%) Groovy
16 29 (1.60%) C
17 10 (0.55%) Clojure
18 8 (0.44%) PHP5
19 7 (0.39%) Korn
19 7 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 106 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 51 (2.81%) Degree
4 42 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 39 (2.15%) RHCE
6 17 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.72%) MCSE
8 11 (0.61%) CCNP
9 9 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.39%) CCNA
11 6 (0.33%) RHCSA
11 6 (0.33%) VCAP
12 4 (0.22%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.17%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.11%) HP ASE
14 2 (0.11%) HP MASE
14 2 (0.11%) LPIC
14 2 (0.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.52%) QA
2 24 (1.32%) SLA
3 22 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 257 (14.17%) Docker
2 240 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (5.18%) vCloud
4 67 (3.69%) Active Directory
5 46 (2.54%) vSphere
6 45 (2.48%) Varnish
7 40 (2.21%) KVM
8 39 (2.15%) Xen
9 29 (1.60%) Hyper-V
10 28 (1.54%) VMware ESX
11 25 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 23 (1.27%) VirtualBox
13 21 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 21 (1.16%) iptables
14 19 (1.05%) Squid
15 14 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
16 13 (0.72%) QEMU
16 13 (0.72%) NFS
17 10 (0.55%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1034 (57.00%) Opscode Chef
2 480 (26.46%) Ansible
3 202 (11.14%) Vagrant
4 181 (9.98%) Nagios
5 139 (7.66%) Salt
6 92 (5.07%) ZABBIX
7 60 (3.31%) logstash
8 52 (2.87%) HAProxy
9 46 (2.54%) Graphite
9 46 (2.54%) Rundeck
10 41 (2.26%) Kibana
11 33 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
12 27 (1.49%) Cobbler
13 26 (1.43%) Kubernetes
14 24 (1.32%) Opsview
14 24 (1.32%) yum
15 22 (1.21%) SCOM
16 21 (1.16%) Capistrano
16 21 (1.16%) Tivoli
17 20 (1.10%) Mesos
Vendors
1 432 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 406 (22.38%) VMware
3 204 (11.25%) Oracle
4 133 (7.33%) Microsoft
5 101 (5.57%) Google
6 95 (5.24%) Splunk
7 85 (4.69%) SaltStack
8 69 (3.80%) IBM
9 67 (3.69%) HP
10 58 (3.20%) Cisco
10 58 (3.20%) Atlassian
11 43 (2.37%) Rackspace
12 41 (2.26%) EMC
13 37 (2.04%) New Relic
14 34 (1.87%) Veritas
15 26 (1.43%) webMethods
16 25 (1.38%) Dell
17 23 (1.27%) Sun
17 23 (1.27%) WSO2
18 22 (1.21%) Juniper
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