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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 105 135 275
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +140
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1089 849 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.12% 1.65% 0.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.75% 19.49% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 602 266
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
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
4400 4357 3713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.55% 8.45% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2779 2586 2097
Average daily rate £425 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £365 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 140 140
Average hourly rate £28.25 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.06% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +1.19%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +33 1054 £475 +5.55% 314
London -1 583 £500 +5.26% 164
Yorkshire +54 150 £450 +24.13% 34
South East +20 145 £415 +10.66% 38
West Yorkshire +35 121 £432 +19.03% 25
Leeds +24 82 £428 +17.93% 22
City of London +33 70 £475 - 45
Berkshire +55 61 £448 -10.50% 7
Reading +32 45 £448 -7.01% 4
Surrey +33 44 £350 -12.50% 13
East of England +30 44 £475 - 14
North West -3 43 £400 -13.51% 16
South West -3 41 £425 -5.55% 17
Manchester -2 27 £325 -35.00% 14
Essex +22 24 £475 +26.66% 1
West Midlands -10 24 £400 -5.88% 19
South Yorkshire - 21 £475 - 6
Sheffield - 20 £475 - 5
Hampshire -31 18 £400 +9.58% 10
Southend-on-Sea - 18 £475 - 1
Wiltshire +7 16 £370 -17.77% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 15 £478 +0.52% 5
Cambridge - 15 £478 - 4
Swindon +6 14 £370 -17.77% 3
Wales -1 12 £380 -25.85% 1
North East -17 12 £450 +21.62% 5
Shropshire -21 12 £400 -8.57% 3
Scotland 0 11 £425 -6.84% 8
East Midlands -8 11 £488 -11.36% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 11 £450 +21.62% 3

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1528 (73.36%) Linux
2 1489 (71.48%) DevOps
3 1027 (49.30%) Jenkins
4 941 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
5 932 (44.74%) Opscode Chef
6 824 (39.56%) Configuration Management
7 810 (38.89%) Java
8 774 (37.16%) Continuous Integration
9 763 (36.63%) Git (software)
10 716 (34.37%) Amazon AWS
11 715 (34.33%) Python
12 635 (30.48%) Ruby
13 622 (29.86%) Ansible
14 582 (27.94%) VMware
15 494 (23.72%) Bash Shell
16 486 (23.33%) Unix
17 456 (21.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 436 (20.93%) Docker
19 418 (20.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 399 (19.16%) Perl
21 383 (18.39%) Windows
21 383 (18.39%) Red Hat
22 378 (18.15%) Maven
23 354 (16.99%) Open Source
24 320 (15.36%) Scrum
25 306 (14.69%) CentOS
26 301 (14.45%) Security Cleared
27 300 (14.40%) Tomcat
28 291 (13.97%) Apache
29 280 (13.44%) Nagios

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 300 (14.40%) Tomcat
2 291 (13.97%) Apache
3 217 (10.42%) OpenStack
4 189 (9.07%) nginx
5 147 (7.06%) JBoss
6 127 (6.10%) Confluence
7 124 (5.95%) Node.js
8 98 (4.70%) IIS
9 95 (4.56%) WebSphere
10 79 (3.79%) Jetty
11 71 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
12 39 (1.87%) WebLogic
13 25 (1.20%) Apache Spark
14 20 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (0.58%) CloudStack
15 12 (0.58%) SharePoint
16 11 (0.53%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.53%) Drupal
17 10 (0.48%) Apache Solr
18 9 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.25%) HipChat
3 4 (0.19%) MS Office
4 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.096%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Magento
2 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 716 (34.37%) Amazon AWS
2 209 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 151 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
4 98 (4.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 86 (4.13%) IaaS
6 81 (3.89%) GitHub
7 70 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
8 65 (3.12%) PaaS
9 62 (2.98%) Google App Engine
10 52 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 31 (1.49%) SaaS
12 28 (1.34%) Amazon S3
13 23 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 19 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (0.62%) CloudFront
15 13 (0.62%) Route 53
16 12 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 11 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 10 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 231 (11.09%) DNS
2 222 (10.66%) TCP/IP
3 214 (10.27%) HTTP
4 146 (7.01%) SSL
5 103 (4.94%) Firewall
6 93 (4.46%) DHCP
7 75 (3.60%) LDAP
8 70 (3.36%) FTP
9 65 (3.12%) IPsec
10 60 (2.88%) VPN
11 56 (2.69%) SAN
12 42 (2.02%) SMTP
13 41 (1.97%) Internet
14 40 (1.92%) LAN
15 30 (1.44%) NAS
16 29 (1.39%) WAN
17 27 (1.30%) SSH
18 24 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
18 24 (1.15%) Network Security
18 24 (1.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (11.14%) MySQL
2 230 (11.04%) MongoDB
3 201 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
4 127 (6.10%) NoSQL
5 93 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 73 (3.50%) SQL Server
7 68 (3.26%) Big Data
8 67 (3.22%) Redis
9 55 (2.64%) Hadoop
10 40 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 32 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 26 (1.25%) HBase
13 23 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
14 20 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (0.86%) CouchDB
16 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (0.72%) DB2
18 14 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (0.53%) MariaDB
20 10 (0.48%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1027 (49.30%) Jenkins
2 763 (36.63%) Git (software)
3 378 (18.15%) Maven
4 233 (11.19%) JIRA
5 191 (9.17%) Subversion
6 137 (6.58%) Vagrant
7 105 (5.04%) Selenium
8 99 (4.75%) Hudson
9 82 (3.94%) Sonatype Nexus
10 77 (3.70%) TeamCity
11 74 (3.55%) Ant
12 65 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 58 (2.78%) Cucumber
14 55 (2.64%) SonarQube
15 53 (2.54%) Artifactory
16 48 (2.30%) JUnit
17 45 (2.16%) Gradle
18 34 (1.63%) GitLab
18 34 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
19 31 (1.49%) Liquibase
General
1 256 (12.29%) Finance
2 130 (6.24%) Banking
3 45 (2.16%) Retail
4 41 (1.97%) Investment Banking
5 23 (1.10%) Games
6 15 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 14 (0.67%) Retail Banking
8 13 (0.62%) Legal
8 13 (0.62%) Publishing
9 9 (0.43%) Front Office
10 8 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.38%) Law
11 6 (0.29%) Advertising
12 5 (0.24%) Marketing
13 4 (0.19%) Billing
13 4 (0.19%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.14%) Back Office
14 3 (0.14%) Electronics
15 1 (0.048%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 890 (42.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 269 (12.91%) Linux Engineer
3 249 (11.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 200 (9.60%) Developer
5 178 (8.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 166 (7.97%) Architect
7 146 (7.01%) AWS Engineer
8 139 (6.67%) Administrator
9 126 (6.05%) Systems Administrator
10 102 (4.90%) Operations Engineer
11 97 (4.66%) Linux Administrator
12 96 (4.61%) Consultant
13 87 (4.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 80 (3.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 79 (3.79%) Java Developer
16 63 (3.02%) DevOps Consultant
17 59 (2.83%) Automation Engineer
17 59 (2.83%) DevOps Specialist
18 54 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 52 (2.50%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (12.29%) Web Services
2 126 (6.05%) .NET
3 125 (6.00%) MCollective
4 118 (5.66%) LAMP
5 107 (5.14%) Middleware
6 102 (4.90%) REST
7 93 (4.46%) J2EE
8 89 (4.27%) HTML
9 80 (3.84%) ELK Stack
9 80 (3.84%) RabbitMQ
10 69 (3.31%) CSS
11 62 (2.98%) Sensu
12 59 (2.83%) LEMP Stack
13 55 (2.64%) HTML5
14 54 (2.59%) SOAP
15 52 (2.50%) AngularJS
15 52 (2.50%) Servlets
16 51 (2.45%) Ruby on Rails
17 47 (2.26%) LAPP Stack
18 46 (2.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.70%) Data Centre
2 55 (2.64%) Computer Science
3 52 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.45%) Mobile App
5 46 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (1.97%) Clustering
7 40 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 38 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 35 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.15%) Fintech
11 21 (1.01%) Visualisation
12 19 (0.91%) User Experience
13 13 (0.62%) Replication
14 12 (0.58%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.48%) iPad
17 8 (0.38%) Cryptography
17 8 (0.38%) EMC VMAX
17 8 (0.38%) HACMP
18 7 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1528 (73.36%) Linux
2 486 (23.33%) Unix
3 456 (21.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 383 (18.39%) Windows
5 306 (14.69%) CentOS
6 240 (11.52%) Ubuntu
7 126 (6.05%) Windows Server
8 77 (3.70%) Solaris
9 40 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (1.82%) Mac OS X
10 38 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (1.58%) Debian
12 32 (1.54%) AIX
13 25 (1.20%) VMS
14 24 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (0.96%) CoreOS
16 16 (0.77%) Windows 7
17 14 (0.67%) Android
17 14 (0.67%) SUSE
18 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1489 (71.48%) DevOps
2 941 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
3 824 (39.56%) Configuration Management
4 774 (37.16%) Continuous Integration
5 354 (16.99%) Open Source
6 320 (15.36%) Scrum
7 241 (11.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 145 (6.96%) TDD
9 135 (6.48%) Build Automation
10 123 (5.90%) High Availability
11 119 (5.71%) Web Operations
12 109 (5.23%) E-Commerce
13 108 (5.18%) Microservices
14 106 (5.09%) ITIL
15 100 (4.80%) Automated Testing
16 86 (4.13%) Migration
17 80 (3.84%) SOA
18 66 (3.17%) Mentoring
18 66 (3.17%) Software Delivery
19 64 (3.07%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 810 (38.89%) Java
2 715 (34.33%) Python
3 635 (30.48%) Ruby
4 494 (23.72%) Bash Shell
5 399 (19.16%) Perl
6 244 (11.71%) PowerShell
7 237 (11.38%) SQL
8 175 (8.40%) JavaScript
9 132 (6.34%) PHP
10 122 (5.86%) Shell Script
11 87 (4.18%) Scala
12 60 (2.88%) C#
13 58 (2.78%) C++
14 49 (2.35%) Go
15 37 (1.78%) C
16 28 (1.34%) Groovy
17 19 (0.91%) Clojure
18 18 (0.86%) Korn
19 14 (0.67%) AWK
20 13 (0.62%) sed
Qualifications
1 301 (14.45%) Security Cleared
2 240 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 57 (2.74%) Degree
4 26 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (1.06%) MCSE
6 19 (0.91%) RHCE
7 17 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.67%) CCNA
8 14 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.67%) RHCSA
9 13 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.53%) RHCT
11 10 (0.48%) MCSA
12 9 (0.43%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.43%) BC Cleared
13 8 (0.38%) LPIC
14 7 (0.34%) CISSP
15 6 (0.29%) MCP
16 5 (0.24%) GCIH
16 5 (0.24%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 32 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 29 (1.39%) QA
3 17 (0.82%) SLA
4 2 (0.096%) SDET
5 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 436 (20.93%) Docker
2 418 (20.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 92 (4.42%) vSphere
5 72 (3.46%) Xen
6 57 (2.74%) NFS
7 55 (2.64%) VMware ESX
8 44 (2.11%) vCloud
9 42 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (1.92%) KVM
11 27 (1.30%) Hyper-V
12 25 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 23 (1.10%) Squid
14 22 (1.06%) Varnish
15 21 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 18 (0.86%) Samba
16 18 (0.86%) XenServer
17 17 (0.82%) GlusterFS
17 17 (0.82%) iptables
18 16 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 932 (44.74%) Opscode Chef
2 622 (29.86%) Ansible
3 280 (13.44%) Nagios
4 175 (8.40%) ZABBIX
5 136 (6.53%) logstash
6 116 (5.57%) Salt
7 86 (4.13%) Graphite
8 70 (3.36%) Kubernetes
9 65 (3.12%) Kibana
10 50 (2.40%) SCCM
10 50 (2.40%) SCOM
11 47 (2.26%) Cobbler
11 47 (2.26%) Mesos
12 38 (1.82%) HAProxy
13 37 (1.78%) Ganglia
14 35 (1.68%) yum
15 34 (1.63%) Cacti
16 31 (1.49%) Uchiwa
17 30 (1.44%) Grafana
17 30 (1.44%) Icinga
Vendors
1 582 (27.94%) VMware
2 383 (18.39%) Red Hat
3 180 (8.64%) Microsoft
4 173 (8.31%) Oracle
5 171 (8.21%) Splunk
6 137 (6.58%) Atlassian
7 124 (5.95%) Google
8 75 (3.60%) IBM
9 73 (3.50%) Cisco
10 52 (2.50%) Rackspace
11 48 (2.30%) HP
12 47 (2.26%) Dell
13 44 (2.11%) Veritas
14 41 (1.97%) F5
15 39 (1.87%) SaltStack
16 34 (1.63%) New Relic
17 33 (1.58%) EMC
18 23 (1.10%) CA
19 21 (1.01%) NetApp
20 18 (0.86%) RightScale
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £378 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £420 - £445 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, long term contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago