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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 142 267 449
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +182
Contract jobs citing Puppet 897 375 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 0.72% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.55% 10.23% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 288 94
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £410 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +96.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +78.57%

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
4589 3665 3493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.00% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2819 2243 1834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 158 187
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.51% +18.97%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 +127 865 £450 +4.65% 198
London +98 520 £450 - 101
South East +86 129 £450 +15.38% 35
City of London +47 86 £450 +5.88% 24
Yorkshire +46 86 £350 -15.66% 18
West Yorkshire +25 79 £350 -15.66% 9
Leeds +23 77 £350 -15.66% 9
Hampshire +34 67 £413 +26.92% 6
Southampton +28 50 £413 -2.94% 5
North West +10 37 £425 +25.92% 9
South West +6 35 £450 +38.46% 15
Berkshire +36 32 £475 +10.46% 6
East of England -4 22 £413 +47.32% 6
Wales -7 22 £363 -21.19% 3
Cheshire +18 20 £400 - 1
Bristol 0 20 £450 +38.46% 1
Reading +29 18 £475 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £500 - 8
Tyne and Wear - 16 £500 - 8
North East - 16 £500 - 8
Swansea -10 15 £425 -7.60% 2
West Wales -11 15 £425 -7.60% 2
Oxfordshire - 14 £475 - 6
West Midlands - 11 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 10 £550 - 1
Maidenhead - 10 £400 - 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £388 - 2
Surrey 0 8 £415 +3.75% 10
Nottinghamshire - 7 £550 - 1
South Wales - 7 £350 -

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 1056 (70.78%) Linux
2 947 (63.47%) DevOps
3 795 (53.28%) Opscode Chef
4 634 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
5 601 (40.28%) Jenkins
6 535 (35.86%) Configuration Management
7 531 (35.59%) Java
8 501 (33.58%) Ruby
9 494 (33.11%) Continuous Integration
10 433 (29.02%) Python
11 360 (24.13%) VMware
12 353 (23.66%) Git (software)
13 350 (23.46%) Web Services
14 333 (22.32%) Red Hat
15 330 (22.12%) UNIX
16 329 (22.05%) Apache
17 324 (21.72%) Amazon AWS
18 307 (20.58%) Open Source
19 298 (19.97%) Bash Shell
20 295 (19.77%) Scrum
21 278 (18.63%) Perl
22 269 (18.03%) CentOS
23 253 (16.96%) Nagios
24 249 (16.69%) PHP
25 245 (16.42%) MongoDB
26 240 (16.09%) MySQL
27 239 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
28 208 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 204 (13.67%) Maven
30 194 (13.00%) Vagrant

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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
1 329 (22.05%) Apache
2 158 (10.59%) Tomcat
3 116 (7.77%) nginx
4 108 (7.24%) OpenStack
5 87 (5.83%) WebLogic
6 86 (5.76%) JBoss
6 86 (5.76%) Node.js
7 76 (5.09%) Confluence
8 66 (4.42%) WebSphere
9 62 (4.16%) Elasticsearch
10 43 (2.88%) IIS
10 43 (2.88%) Apache Solr
11 25 (1.68%) SharePoint
12 21 (1.41%) Drupal
13 17 (1.14%) Jetty
13 17 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.94%) CMS
15 13 (0.87%) MediaWiki
16 11 (0.74%) WordPress
17 10 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.27%) MS Project
3 4 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.13%) Summit
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.067%) RMDS
4 1 (0.067%) assyst
4 1 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 324 (21.72%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (12.53%) Amazon EC2
3 87 (5.83%) Amazon S3
4 83 (5.56%) PaaS
5 64 (4.29%) SaaS
6 59 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 48 (3.22%) IaaS
8 29 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
9 27 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.68%) Route 53
11 12 (0.80%) Joyent
12 10 (0.67%) Google App Engine
13 6 (0.40%) ElastiCache
13 6 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.20%) Heroku
15 2 (0.13%) GitHub
15 2 (0.13%) Office 365
16 1 (0.067%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.067%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.067%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 113 (7.57%) DNS
2 110 (7.37%) TCP/IP
3 98 (6.57%) Firewall
4 93 (6.23%) HTTP
5 78 (5.23%) SSL
6 71 (4.76%) LDAP
7 69 (4.62%) Internet
8 55 (3.69%) SAN
9 46 (3.08%) VPN
10 29 (1.94%) Network Security
11 28 (1.88%) WAN
11 28 (1.88%) DHCP
12 27 (1.81%) LAN
13 23 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
14 21 (1.41%) IPsec
15 16 (1.07%) NAS
16 15 (1.01%) SSH
17 12 (0.80%) OSPF
17 12 (0.80%) BGP
17 12 (0.80%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (16.42%) MongoDB
2 240 (16.09%) MySQL
3 187 (12.53%) NoSQL
4 143 (9.58%) PostgreSQL
5 75 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 74 (4.96%) Relational Database
7 65 (4.36%) Big Data
8 62 (4.16%) SQL Server
9 56 (3.75%) Redis
10 49 (3.28%) Hadoop
11 41 (2.75%) Oracle Exadata
12 34 (2.28%) CouchDB
13 32 (2.14%) Riak
14 30 (2.01%) RDBMS
15 28 (1.88%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (1.27%) Couchbase
18 17 (1.14%) HBase
19 12 (0.80%) Apache Hive
20 11 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 601 (40.28%) Jenkins
2 353 (23.66%) Git (software)
3 204 (13.67%) Maven
4 163 (10.92%) JIRA
5 131 (8.78%) Subversion
6 98 (6.57%) Hudson
7 84 (5.63%) Cucumber
8 68 (4.56%) Selenium
9 60 (4.02%) RSpec
10 44 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 38 (2.55%) TeamCity
12 32 (2.14%) Ant
13 28 (1.88%) JUnit
14 25 (1.68%) FitNesse
15 22 (1.47%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.27%) PHPUnit
16 19 (1.27%) Artifactory
17 15 (1.01%) Mockito
17 15 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (0.94%) Mercurial
General
1 114 (7.64%) Finance
2 42 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.41%) Banking
4 28 (1.88%) Retail
4 28 (1.88%) Publishing
5 25 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 20 (1.34%) Games
7 17 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.94%) Marketing
9 9 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.47%) Advertising
10 7 (0.47%) Back Office
10 7 (0.47%) Electronics
11 6 (0.40%) Front Office
12 5 (0.34%) Legal
13 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.067%) French Language
14 1 (0.067%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 482 (32.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 225 (15.08%) Developer
3 142 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 130 (8.71%) Linux Engineer
5 115 (7.71%) Architect
6 77 (5.16%) Administrator
6 77 (5.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 69 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
8 66 (4.42%) Consultant
9 62 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
10 59 (3.95%) Linux Administrator
11 54 (3.62%) Java Developer
12 48 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
13 46 (3.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 44 (2.95%) DevOps Consultant
15 37 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 35 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
16 35 (2.35%) Software Engineer
17 31 (2.08%) Senior Developer
18 28 (1.88%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (23.46%) Web Services
2 148 (9.92%) LAMP
3 88 (5.90%) HTML
3 88 (5.90%) JSON
4 76 (5.09%) Middleware
5 74 (4.96%) XML
6 71 (4.76%) RESTful
7 62 (4.16%) Spring
8 58 (3.89%) .NET
9 56 (3.75%) CSS
9 56 (3.75%) HTML5
10 55 (3.69%) REST
10 55 (3.69%) J2EE
11 51 (3.42%) SOAP
12 46 (3.08%) MCollective
13 43 (2.88%) ActiveMQ
14 41 (2.75%) Hibernate
14 41 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
15 35 (2.35%) jQuery
16 31 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 307 (20.58%) Open Source
2 82 (5.50%) Clustering
3 63 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.08%) Replication
6 24 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.47%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.14%) Visualisation
8 17 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.07%) Wiki
10 13 (0.87%) User Experience
11 11 (0.74%) Online Games
11 11 (0.74%) Taxonomies
12 10 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.60%) NHS
14 7 (0.47%) DTV
14 7 (0.47%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.40%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1056 (70.78%) Linux
2 330 (22.12%) UNIX
3 269 (18.03%) CentOS
4 208 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 167 (11.19%) Ubuntu
6 152 (10.19%) Windows
7 77 (5.16%) Debian
8 48 (3.22%) SELinux
9 41 (2.75%) Solaris
10 37 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
11 30 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (1.88%) AIX
13 17 (1.14%) SUSE
14 12 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.54%) VMS
17 5 (0.34%) Android
17 5 (0.34%) SmartOS
18 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (63.47%) DevOps
2 634 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
3 535 (35.86%) Configuration Management
4 494 (33.11%) Continuous Integration
5 295 (19.77%) Scrum
6 150 (10.05%) TDD
7 130 (8.71%) SOA
8 100 (6.70%) Kanban
9 91 (6.10%) Software Engineering
10 83 (5.56%) BDD
11 75 (5.03%) Load Balancing
12 74 (4.96%) OO
13 66 (4.42%) Build Automation
14 57 (3.82%) Automated Testing
15 54 (3.62%) E-Commerce
16 53 (3.55%) ITIL
17 47 (3.15%) Release Management
18 42 (2.82%) Service Delivery
19 41 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
20 39 (2.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 531 (35.59%) Java
2 501 (33.58%) Ruby
3 433 (29.02%) Python
4 298 (19.97%) Bash Shell
5 278 (18.63%) Perl
6 249 (16.69%) PHP
7 143 (9.58%) SQL
8 138 (9.25%) Shell Script
9 127 (8.51%) JavaScript
10 93 (6.23%) PowerShell
11 78 (5.23%) Scala
12 35 (2.35%) C#
13 33 (2.21%) C++
14 27 (1.81%) C
15 17 (1.14%) Groovy
16 16 (1.07%) Golang
16 16 (1.07%) Korn
17 13 (0.87%) Clojure
18 11 (0.74%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 147 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 101 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 34 (2.28%) Degree
4 29 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.81%) CCNA
6 13 (0.87%) CCSA
7 12 (0.80%) CISM
7 12 (0.80%) CISSP
7 12 (0.80%) JNCIA
8 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.60%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.47%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.47%) VCDX
10 7 (0.47%) VCAP
11 5 (0.34%) RHCE
11 5 (0.34%) MCSE
12 3 (0.20%) PhD
12 3 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.55%) QA
2 18 (1.21%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 239 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (5.97%) vCloud
3 53 (3.55%) Oracle RAC
4 37 (2.48%) XenServer
5 35 (2.35%) Active Directory
5 35 (2.35%) vSphere
6 28 (1.88%) Varnish
6 28 (1.88%) VMware ESX
7 27 (1.81%) Samba
8 25 (1.68%) Docker
9 24 (1.61%) NFS
9 24 (1.61%) Xen
10 19 (1.27%) KVM
11 18 (1.21%) Hyper-V
12 14 (0.94%) Postfix
12 14 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (0.87%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.47%) LXC
16 4 (0.27%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 795 (53.28%) Opscode Chef
2 253 (16.96%) Nagios
3 194 (13.00%) Vagrant
4 171 (11.46%) Ansible
5 126 (8.45%) Salt
6 93 (6.23%) ZABBIX
7 47 (3.15%) Cacti
8 39 (2.61%) YUM
9 34 (2.28%) Zenoss
10 30 (2.01%) Cobbler
11 22 (1.47%) Kibana
12 20 (1.34%) Graylog2
12 20 (1.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 19 (1.27%) Opsview
14 18 (1.21%) Tivoli
14 18 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 14 (0.94%) NetBackup
16 13 (0.87%) SCOM
16 13 (0.87%) HAProxy
16 13 (0.87%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 360 (24.13%) VMware
2 333 (22.32%) Red Hat
3 193 (12.94%) Oracle
4 103 (6.90%) IBM
5 85 (5.70%) Rackspace
6 72 (4.83%) Splunk
7 70 (4.69%) Microsoft
8 58 (3.89%) SaltStack
9 44 (2.95%) New Relic
10 41 (2.75%) EMC
11 36 (2.41%) Atlassian
12 33 (2.21%) Citrix
13 32 (2.14%) HP
14 31 (2.08%) Remedy
15 30 (2.01%) Cisco
15 30 (2.01%) Percona
16 28 (1.88%) NetApp
17 25 (1.68%) Perforce
18 17 (1.14%) Symantec
18 17 (1.14%) Veritas
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £650 to £750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 500 - 650
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £485 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
ISL
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + Flex
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago