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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 136 258 339
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +81
Contract jobs citing Puppet 815 358 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 0.74% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.90% 10.03% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 285 158
Average daily rate
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£450 £433 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -

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
4096 3570 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 7.33% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2490 2069 1605
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 143 203
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.44%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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 +116 795 £450 - 205
London +74 494 £475 +5.55% 119
South East +97 134 £400 +23.07% 25
City of London +29 76 £450 - 32
Hampshire +36 61 £365 -8.75% 7
Yorkshire +32 46 £363 +13.28% 15
West Yorkshire +26 44 £363 +13.28% 11
Southampton +23 44 £375 +4.89% 1
Leeds +23 43 £363 +13.28% 10
South West +9 40 £450 +20.00% 16
Oxfordshire - 33 £475 - 2
West Midlands +23 25 £425 - 6
North West +16 25 £475 +18.75% 8
Oxford - 24 £475 - 2
East of England +10 19 £475 +46.15% 13
Bristol +5 18 £450 +20.00% 9
Berkshire +11 13 £488 +50.00% 3
Manchester +6 13 £500 +29.03% 5
Kent - 11 £405 - 1
East Midlands - 10 £550 -
Surrey +6 8 £400 +6.66% 8
Cambridgeshire -15 8 £475 +46.15% 6
Croydon - 7 £400 -
Reading +12 6 £456 +40.38% 1
Wiltshire -6 6 £406 +25.00% 1
Wales -15 5 £500 +33.33% 2
Suffolk - 5 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £468 - 5
Wolverhampton +3 4 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 - 4

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1205 (70.59%) Linux
2 1130 (66.20%) DevOps
3 883 (51.73%) Opscode Chef
4 768 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
5 742 (43.47%) Jenkins
6 673 (39.43%) Continuous Integration
7 638 (37.38%) Configuration Management
8 629 (36.85%) Java
9 614 (35.97%) Ruby
10 527 (30.87%) Python
11 436 (25.54%) Git (software)
12 379 (22.20%) Red Hat
13 373 (21.85%) VMware
14 370 (21.68%) Apache
15 358 (20.97%) UNIX
16 357 (20.91%) Web Services
17 340 (19.92%) Open Source
18 339 (19.86%) MongoDB
19 332 (19.45%) Scrum
20 327 (19.16%) Bash Shell
20 327 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
21 317 (18.57%) Perl
22 312 (18.28%) CentOS
23 281 (16.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 280 (16.40%) Ansible
25 278 (16.29%) MySQL
26 276 (16.17%) Nagios
27 271 (15.88%) PHP
28 240 (14.06%) Maven
29 239 (14.00%) Windows

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 370 (21.68%) Apache
2 209 (12.24%) Tomcat
3 164 (9.61%) OpenStack
4 138 (8.08%) nginx
5 123 (7.21%) JBoss
6 119 (6.97%) Node.js
7 92 (5.39%) Confluence
8 74 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
8 74 (4.34%) WebLogic
9 52 (3.05%) WebSphere
9 52 (3.05%) Apache Solr
10 44 (2.58%) IIS
11 36 (2.11%) Drupal
12 18 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (1.00%) Jetty
14 16 (0.94%) CMS
15 14 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
16 13 (0.76%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.76%) MediaWiki
17 12 (0.70%) uWSGI
Applications
1 43 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.41%) MS Office
3 4 (0.23%) MS Project
3 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.059%) Summit
4 1 (0.059%) assyst
4 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 327 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (10.37%) Amazon EC2
3 129 (7.56%) PaaS
4 92 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 85 (4.98%) Amazon S3
6 57 (3.34%) IaaS
7 53 (3.10%) SaaS
8 38 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
9 36 (2.11%) Heroku
10 29 (1.70%) Route 53
11 28 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.82%) GitHub
14 13 (0.76%) Engine Yard
14 13 (0.76%) Google App Engine
15 12 (0.70%) Joyent
16 2 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.12%) Office 365
16 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.12%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 157 (9.20%) TCP/IP
2 144 (8.44%) DNS
3 125 (7.32%) HTTP
4 116 (6.80%) Firewall
5 111 (6.50%) SSL
6 72 (4.22%) LDAP
7 70 (4.10%) Internet
8 56 (3.28%) SAN
9 51 (2.99%) DHCP
10 37 (2.17%) Network Security
11 34 (1.99%) IPsec
12 30 (1.76%) FTP
13 28 (1.64%) VPN
14 26 (1.52%) WAN
15 25 (1.46%) LAN
16 24 (1.41%) VLAN
17 17 (1.00%) SSH
18 16 (0.94%) NAS
19 15 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
20 13 (0.76%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (19.86%) MongoDB
2 278 (16.29%) MySQL
3 220 (12.89%) NoSQL
4 152 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
5 93 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 93 (5.45%) Relational Database
6 91 (5.33%) Redis
7 76 (4.45%) Hadoop
8 73 (4.28%) Big Data
8 73 (4.28%) SQL Server
9 63 (3.69%) RDBMS
10 45 (2.64%) CouchDB
11 43 (2.52%) Riak
12 41 (2.40%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.46%) MariaDB
14 24 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (1.11%) Couchbase
16 17 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
17 16 (0.94%) Apache Hive
17 16 (0.94%) HBase
Development Applications
1 742 (43.47%) Jenkins
2 436 (25.54%) Git (software)
3 240 (14.06%) Maven
4 218 (12.77%) Subversion
5 153 (8.96%) JIRA
6 108 (6.33%) Hudson
7 102 (5.98%) Cucumber
8 96 (5.62%) TeamCity
9 84 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 74 (4.34%) Selenium
11 50 (2.93%) RSpec
12 49 (2.87%) JUnit
13 40 (2.34%) Ant
14 36 (2.11%) Artifactory
15 31 (1.82%) Mockito
16 25 (1.46%) Eclipse
17 22 (1.29%) Mercurial
17 22 (1.29%) Gradle
18 18 (1.05%) PHPUnit
19 16 (0.94%) FitNesse
General
1 104 (6.09%) Finance
2 41 (2.40%) Telecoms
2 41 (2.40%) Banking
3 39 (2.28%) Publishing
4 28 (1.64%) Marketing
4 28 (1.64%) Retail
5 20 (1.17%) Games
6 19 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 14 (0.82%) Electronics
8 11 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.53%) Advertising
10 5 (0.29%) Legal
10 5 (0.29%) Front Office
11 4 (0.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.12%) Billing
12 2 (0.12%) German Language
12 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.12%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 627 (36.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 239 (14.00%) Developer
3 148 (8.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 134 (7.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 123 (7.21%) Architect
6 97 (5.68%) Administrator
7 94 (5.51%) Linux Engineer
8 79 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
9 73 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
10 66 (3.87%) Java Developer
11 59 (3.46%) Consultant
12 58 (3.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 54 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 52 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
15 48 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
16 44 (2.58%) DevOps Consultant
17 41 (2.40%) Senior Developer
18 33 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
19 29 (1.70%) Senior Consultant
20 28 (1.64%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (20.91%) Web Services
2 118 (6.91%) LAMP
3 94 (5.51%) HTML
4 87 (5.10%) JSON
5 79 (4.63%) Spring
6 76 (4.45%) RESTful
7 74 (4.34%) CSS
8 70 (4.10%) .NET
9 69 (4.04%) REST
10 68 (3.98%) Middleware
11 67 (3.93%) XML
12 60 (3.51%) SOAP
12 60 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
13 56 (3.28%) MCollective
13 56 (3.28%) HTML5
14 55 (3.22%) J2EE
15 54 (3.16%) ActiveMQ
16 49 (2.87%) Hibernate
16 49 (2.87%) jQuery
17 41 (2.40%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 340 (19.92%) Open Source
2 98 (5.74%) Clustering
3 66 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.11%) Replication
6 27 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.23%) Wiki
8 18 (1.05%) User Experience
9 16 (0.94%) Visualisation
9 16 (0.94%) Digital Media
10 15 (0.88%) Device Driver
11 14 (0.82%) DTV
12 13 (0.76%) NHS
12 13 (0.76%) Taxonomies
13 12 (0.70%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.64%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.59%) Spread Betting
15 10 (0.59%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1205 (70.59%) Linux
2 358 (20.97%) UNIX
3 312 (18.28%) CentOS
4 281 (16.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 239 (14.00%) Windows
6 207 (12.13%) Ubuntu
7 63 (3.69%) Debian
8 55 (3.22%) Solaris
9 51 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (2.52%) AIX
11 35 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (1.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 31 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
14 24 (1.41%) SUSE
15 21 (1.23%) Mac OS X
15 21 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.70%) Fedora
17 8 (0.47%) VMS
18 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
19 2 (0.12%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1130 (66.20%) DevOps
2 768 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
3 673 (39.43%) Continuous Integration
4 638 (37.38%) Configuration Management
5 332 (19.45%) Scrum
6 163 (9.55%) TDD
7 123 (7.21%) SOA
8 116 (6.80%) Load Balancing
9 111 (6.50%) Automated Testing
10 107 (6.27%) Kanban
11 97 (5.68%) OO
12 96 (5.62%) BDD
13 93 (5.45%) Software Engineering
14 72 (4.22%) Change Management
14 72 (4.22%) Build Automation
15 66 (3.87%) ITIL
16 63 (3.69%) E-Commerce
17 56 (3.28%) Release Management
18 50 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
19 49 (2.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 629 (36.85%) Java
2 614 (35.97%) Ruby
3 527 (30.87%) Python
4 327 (19.16%) Bash Shell
5 317 (18.57%) Perl
6 271 (15.88%) PHP
7 161 (9.43%) Shell Script
8 143 (8.38%) SQL
9 137 (8.03%) JavaScript
10 121 (7.09%) PowerShell
11 78 (4.57%) Scala
12 53 (3.10%) C#
13 43 (2.52%) C
14 33 (1.93%) C++
14 33 (1.93%) Golang
15 30 (1.76%) Korn
16 16 (0.94%) Groovy
16 16 (0.94%) Clojure
17 7 (0.41%) R
18 6 (0.35%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 199 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 133 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 48 (2.81%) Degree
4 37 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.58%) CCNA
7 16 (0.94%) CCSA
8 14 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (0.76%) CISSP
10 12 (0.70%) JNCIA
10 12 (0.70%) CISM
11 11 (0.64%) CCNP
12 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.53%) BC Cleared
13 9 (0.53%) VCAP
14 8 (0.47%) VCDX
15 7 (0.41%) RHCT
16 6 (0.35%) RHCE
16 6 (0.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.81%) QA
2 17 (1.00%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 222 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (5.16%) vCloud
3 58 (3.40%) vSphere
4 53 (3.10%) Docker
5 41 (2.40%) Varnish
6 38 (2.23%) NFS
7 36 (2.11%) Xen
8 31 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
9 30 (1.76%) VirtualBox
10 28 (1.64%) Active Directory
10 28 (1.64%) Hyper-V
11 26 (1.52%) XenServer
12 24 (1.41%) Samba
12 24 (1.41%) VMware ESX
13 19 (1.11%) Postfix
13 19 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (1.11%) KVM
14 17 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 13 (0.76%) Squid
16 12 (0.70%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 883 (51.73%) Opscode Chef
2 280 (16.40%) Ansible
3 276 (16.17%) Nagios
4 200 (11.72%) Vagrant
5 135 (7.91%) Salt
6 106 (6.21%) ZABBIX
7 71 (4.16%) Graphite
8 48 (2.81%) Cobbler
9 42 (2.46%) Cacti
10 34 (1.99%) Kibana
11 28 (1.64%) SELinux
11 28 (1.64%) collectd
12 27 (1.58%) Zenoss
13 24 (1.41%) Tivoli
14 21 (1.23%) yum
14 21 (1.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 21 (1.23%) Icinga
15 20 (1.17%) Graylog2
15 20 (1.17%) CFEngine
16 19 (1.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 379 (22.20%) Red Hat
2 373 (21.85%) VMware
3 212 (12.42%) Oracle
4 91 (5.33%) Rackspace
5 78 (4.57%) Splunk
5 78 (4.57%) Microsoft
6 62 (3.63%) IBM
7 56 (3.28%) SaltStack
8 50 (2.93%) New Relic
9 46 (2.69%) Atlassian
10 43 (2.52%) HP
10 43 (2.52%) EMC
11 37 (2.17%) Cisco
12 34 (1.99%) Citrix
13 29 (1.70%) Perforce
13 29 (1.70%) NetApp
13 29 (1.70%) Percona
14 23 (1.35%) F5
15 21 (1.23%) Google
16 18 (1.05%) Veritas
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago