The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 64 148 181
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +33
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1741 932 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.27% 1.60% 1.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 29.70% 18.48% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 643 504
Median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £559 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.25 £45.47 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.47 -

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
5862 5042 4746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.00% 8.64% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3767 3091 2770
Median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 163 158
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.35 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +12.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.98%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
England +80 1705 £500 +14.28% 288
London +88 1036 £525 +10.47% 149
South East +102 210 £463 +12.12% 48
City of London +56 174 £540 +13.68% 41
Yorkshire +25 130 £500 +25.39% 28
West Yorkshire +39 104 £500 +42.85% 24
West Midlands +54 103 £415 -3.48% 5
Leeds +29 93 £500 +42.85% 22
North West +29 78 £444 +1.42% 23
Surrey +31 73 £464 +26.19% 10
Shropshire +21 61 £413 +0.60% 2
Telford +22 54 £413 +0.60% 2
East of England -24 50 £450 +9.75% 9
Hampshire +40 47 £425 - 9
Manchester +26 46 £450 -2.70% 23
Croydon +6 41 £360 -24.21% 2
Berkshire +38 38 £450 - 12
Oxfordshire +16 38 £444 -11.25% 5
East Midlands +27 34 £438 +2.94% 3
North East -26 31 £463 +3.35% 6
South West -28 30 £450 +7.14% 15
Tyne and Wear -26 27 £475 +6.74% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 27 £475 +6.74% 6
Cheshire -6 22 £443 -3.01%
South Yorkshire -6 18 £500 +14.28% 1
Scotland +12 17 £450 - 4
Sheffield -9 17 £500 +14.28% 1
Norfolk - 17 £468 -
Reading +25 15 £388 -13.88% 8
Staines +4 15 £500 -4.76%

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 with a requirement for Puppet.

1 2347 (70.91%) Linux
2 2276 (68.76%) DevOps
3 1396 (42.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1353 (40.88%) Amazon AWS
5 1329 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
6 1280 (38.67%) Jenkins
7 1261 (38.10%) Ansible
8 1123 (33.93%) Python
9 1113 (33.63%) Configuration Management
10 1082 (32.69%) Git (software)
11 1042 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
12 1015 (30.66%) Docker
13 967 (29.21%) Java
14 912 (27.55%) Ruby
15 657 (19.85%) VMware
16 644 (19.46%) Red Hat
17 625 (18.88%) Unix
18 596 (18.01%) Bash Shell
19 548 (16.56%) Perl
20 545 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 538 (16.25%) Windows
22 537 (16.22%) Open Source
23 536 (16.19%) Apache
24 520 (15.71%) JIRA
25 490 (14.80%) Security Cleared
26 466 (14.08%) Finance
27 458 (13.84%) Continuous Delivery
28 424 (12.81%) Microsoft Azure
29 406 (12.27%) MongoDB
30 397 (11.99%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 536 (16.19%) Apache
2 367 (11.09%) Tomcat
3 303 (9.15%) OpenStack
4 299 (9.03%) Confluence
5 207 (6.25%) nginx
6 175 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
7 143 (4.32%) IIS
8 125 (3.78%) WebSphere
9 120 (3.63%) WebLogic
10 116 (3.50%) JBoss
11 50 (1.51%) Jetty
12 48 (1.45%) Apache Spark
13 35 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
14 33 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
15 28 (0.85%) Mongrel
16 23 (0.69%) Mule
16 23 (0.69%) SharePoint
17 19 (0.57%) Drupal
18 14 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
18 14 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 76 (2.30%) HipChat
2 59 (1.78%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.15%) MS Office
3 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 9 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.24%) Magento
6 1 (0.030%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.030%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.030%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1353 (40.88%) Amazon AWS
2 424 (12.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (6.07%) PaaS
4 187 (5.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 184 (5.56%) IaaS
6 171 (5.17%) GitHub
7 124 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
8 119 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
9 80 (2.42%) Amazon S3
10 67 (2.02%) SaaS
11 51 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 49 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
13 48 (1.45%) Route 53
14 45 (1.36%) Office 365
15 36 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
16 35 (1.06%) Google App Engine
17 32 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 29 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 29 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
19 18 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 351 (10.60%) DNS
2 236 (7.13%) TCP/IP
3 192 (5.80%) HTTP
4 182 (5.50%) Firewall
5 157 (4.74%) SSL
6 130 (3.93%) VPN
7 109 (3.29%) SSH
8 105 (3.17%) LDAP
9 103 (3.11%) SAN
10 94 (2.84%) OpenLDAP
11 91 (2.75%) Internet
12 86 (2.60%) DHCP
13 84 (2.54%) OpenVPN
14 83 (2.51%) Network Security
15 68 (2.05%) LAN
16 67 (2.02%) WAN
17 60 (1.81%) FTP
17 60 (1.81%) IPsec
18 33 (1.00%) NAS
19 31 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (12.27%) MongoDB
2 390 (11.78%) MySQL
3 360 (10.88%) PostgreSQL
4 236 (7.13%) NoSQL
5 231 (6.98%) Hadoop
6 129 (3.90%) Big Data
7 119 (3.60%) SQL Server
8 89 (2.69%) Redis
8 89 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 73 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 54 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
11 49 (1.48%) Oracle Database
12 30 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 29 (0.88%) DB2
14 27 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (0.60%) Neo4j
15 20 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
16 15 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 15 (0.45%) Apache Hive
16 15 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1280 (38.67%) Jenkins
2 1082 (32.69%) Git (software)
3 520 (15.71%) JIRA
4 358 (10.82%) Maven
5 226 (6.83%) Subversion
6 215 (6.50%) Vagrant
7 206 (6.22%) Sonatype Nexus
8 181 (5.47%) TeamCity
9 177 (5.35%) Ant
10 164 (4.95%) Hudson
11 139 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 126 (3.81%) JUnit
13 125 (3.78%) SonarQube
14 108 (3.26%) Artifactory
15 99 (2.99%) GitLab
16 98 (2.96%) Bitbucket
16 98 (2.96%) Selenium
17 91 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
18 86 (2.60%) Travis CI
19 82 (2.48%) Liquibase
General
1 466 (14.08%) Finance
2 174 (5.26%) Banking
3 92 (2.78%) Retail
4 47 (1.42%) Publishing
5 45 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 38 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 31 (0.94%) Games
9 27 (0.82%) Marketing
10 25 (0.76%) Legal
11 20 (0.60%) Front Office
12 18 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.51%) Advertising
13 17 (0.51%) Back Office
14 16 (0.48%) Electronics
15 7 (0.21%) Law
16 3 (0.091%) Automotive
16 3 (0.091%) Local Government
16 3 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.091%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1413 (42.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 491 (14.83%) Linux Engineer
3 373 (11.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 329 (9.94%) AWS DevOps
5 324 (9.79%) AWS Engineer
6 283 (8.55%) Developer
7 273 (8.25%) Architect
8 269 (8.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 248 (7.49%) Administrator
9 248 (7.49%) Senior DevOps
10 202 (6.10%) Consultant
11 191 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
12 187 (5.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 165 (4.98%) Cloud Engineer
14 150 (4.53%) Java Developer
15 149 (4.50%) Linux Administrator
16 138 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
17 132 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 132 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
18 129 (3.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (8.46%) Web Services
2 241 (7.28%) ELK Stack
3 208 (6.28%) Spring
4 189 (5.71%) LAMP
5 181 (5.47%) Node.js
6 158 (4.77%) .NET
7 151 (4.56%) HTML
8 140 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
9 125 (3.78%) JSON
10 111 (3.35%) Middleware
11 107 (3.23%) J2EE
12 105 (3.17%) Sensu
13 103 (3.11%) REST
14 102 (3.08%) MCollective
15 100 (3.02%) CSS
16 98 (2.96%) RESTful
17 96 (2.90%) XML
18 92 (2.78%) Software Packaging
18 92 (2.78%) Spring Boot
19 88 (2.66%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 129 (3.90%) Data Centre
2 125 (3.78%) Public Cloud
3 120 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (2.81%) Private Cloud
5 68 (2.05%) Clustering
6 45 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 43 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 40 (1.21%) Replication
9 39 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.06%) Wiki
11 33 (1.00%) User Experience
12 32 (0.97%) EMC VNX
12 32 (0.97%) Mobile App
13 30 (0.91%) Hedge funds
14 27 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
15 19 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
16 17 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 17 (0.51%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
17 16 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2347 (70.91%) Linux
2 625 (18.88%) Unix
3 545 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 538 (16.25%) Windows
5 388 (11.72%) CentOS
6 190 (5.74%) Ubuntu
7 169 (5.11%) Windows Server
8 127 (3.84%) Solaris
9 101 (3.05%) CoreOS
10 73 (2.21%) AIX
11 72 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 58 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 44 (1.33%) Debian
14 41 (1.24%) Mac OS X
15 34 (1.03%) VMS
16 33 (1.00%) Fedora
17 25 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
18 22 (0.66%) SUSE
19 13 (0.39%) Apple iOS
19 13 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2276 (68.76%) DevOps
2 1329 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
3 1113 (33.63%) Configuration Management
4 1042 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
5 537 (16.22%) Open Source
6 458 (13.84%) Continuous Delivery
7 372 (11.24%) Scrum
8 227 (6.86%) ITIL
9 220 (6.65%) TDD
10 187 (5.65%) Microservices
11 184 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 168 (5.08%) Migration
12 168 (5.08%) Service Management
13 167 (5.05%) Load Balancing
14 157 (4.74%) E-Commerce
15 152 (4.59%) High Availability
16 129 (3.90%) Web Operations
17 119 (3.60%) Release Management
18 113 (3.41%) Continuous Deployment
19 110 (3.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1123 (33.93%) Python
2 967 (29.21%) Java
3 912 (27.55%) Ruby
4 596 (18.01%) Bash Shell
5 548 (16.56%) Perl
6 394 (11.90%) SQL
7 348 (10.51%) PowerShell
8 283 (8.55%) JavaScript
9 269 (8.13%) PHP
10 260 (7.85%) Shell Script
11 193 (5.83%) Scala
12 136 (4.11%) Go
13 88 (2.66%) C++
14 85 (2.57%) C#
15 50 (1.51%) C
16 44 (1.33%) Clojure
16 44 (1.33%) Korn
17 39 (1.18%) Jython
18 38 (1.15%) PL/SQL
19 29 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 490 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 373 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 99 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 84 (2.54%) RHCE
5 71 (2.15%) Degree
6 39 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 36 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
8 34 (1.03%) AWS Certification
9 28 (0.85%) RHCA
9 28 (0.85%) RHCSA
10 26 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (0.76%) CISSP
12 23 (0.69%) CCNA
13 20 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (0.57%) CCNP
15 18 (0.54%) BC Cleared
16 14 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (0.36%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.33%) MCSE
18 11 (0.33%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.30%) QA
2 53 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 43 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.48%) SLA
5 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.12%) SDET
7 3 (0.091%) COBIT
8 2 (0.060%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.030%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1015 (30.66%) Docker
2 363 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (5.38%) Active Directory
4 165 (4.98%) vCloud
5 120 (3.63%) vSphere
6 103 (3.11%) Postfix
6 103 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
7 96 (2.90%) Squid
8 92 (2.78%) etcd
9 90 (2.72%) flannel
10 86 (2.60%) GlusterFS
11 77 (2.33%) KVM
12 70 (2.11%) Ceph
13 69 (2.08%) Hyper-V
14 60 (1.81%) NFS
15 58 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
16 52 (1.57%) Xen
17 40 (1.21%) iptables
18 35 (1.06%) Samba
19 30 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1396 (42.18%) Opscode Chef
2 1261 (38.10%) Ansible
3 373 (11.27%) Kubernetes
4 293 (8.85%) Terraform
5 270 (8.16%) Nagios
6 250 (7.55%) logstash
7 202 (6.10%) ZABBIX
8 152 (4.59%) Kibana
9 145 (4.38%) Graphite
10 111 (3.35%) Salt
11 107 (3.23%) HAProxy
12 90 (2.72%) Rancher
13 79 (2.39%) SCCM
14 77 (2.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 77 (2.33%) Mesos
14 77 (2.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 74 (2.24%) Packer
16 73 (2.21%) rkt
17 62 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
18 57 (1.72%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 657 (19.85%) VMware
2 644 (19.46%) Red Hat
3 397 (11.99%) Oracle
4 228 (6.89%) Atlassian
5 196 (5.92%) Microsoft
6 186 (5.62%) Splunk
7 131 (3.96%) Google
8 126 (3.81%) Cisco
9 111 (3.35%) HP
10 103 (3.11%) IBM
11 94 (2.84%) Sonatype
12 88 (2.66%) SaltStack
13 83 (2.51%) EMC
14 82 (2.48%) Rackspace
15 59 (1.78%) NetApp
16 50 (1.51%) F5
17 40 (1.21%) Veritas
18 39 (1.18%) webMethods
19 37 (1.12%) Hortonworks
20 36 (1.09%) WSO2
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £500 per day £Negotiable (dep on exp)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £385 to £418 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
ISL
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £495.50 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago