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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 164 268 457
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +189
Contract jobs citing Puppet 787 370 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 0.71% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.42% 9.99% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 283 96
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £415 £378
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.42%

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
4517 3704 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.78% 7.12% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2706 2189 1917
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £312
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 156 187
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £40.00 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 2 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 2 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 +102 753 £450 +4.65% 216
London +92 467 £450 - 119
South East +71 103 £450 +5.88% 27
City of London +38 71 £475 +7.64% 35
Hampshire +34 60 £400 -8.57% 1
Yorkshire +11 53 £363 -12.65% 32
West Yorkshire +7 48 £388 -6.62% 19
Leeds +7 46 £388 -6.62% 19
Southampton +23 40 £400 -5.88% 1
South West +2 34 £413 +26.92% 6
North West +4 33 £400 +14.28% 13
East of England -5 27 £400 +40.35% 11
Berkshire +33 22 £488 +13.37% 5
Bristol -3 22 £450 +38.46% 2
Wales - 22 £375 - 3
Cheshire +6 18 £400 - 9
East Midlands +17 15 £550 +23.59% 1
West Wales - 15 £450 - 2
Swansea - 15 £450 - 2
Reading - 14 £488 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £500 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 13 £500 - 6
North East - 13 £500 - 6
Leicestershire +13 9 £550 +23.59%
Cambridgeshire +3 9 £400 +45.45% 5
Cambridge +3 9 £400 +44.14% 5
West Midlands - 9 £350 - 2
Surrey -5 8 £525 +31.25% 13
Lancashire - 8 £515 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £300 - 2

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 947 (71.63%) Linux
2 823 (62.25%) DevOps
3 673 (50.91%) Opscode Chef
4 536 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
5 516 (39.03%) Jenkins
6 446 (33.74%) Configuration Management
7 445 (33.66%) Java
8 413 (31.24%) Continuous Integration
9 406 (30.71%) Ruby
10 372 (28.14%) Python
11 347 (26.25%) VMware
12 325 (24.58%) Apache
13 316 (23.90%) Red Hat
14 312 (23.60%) Web Services
15 302 (22.84%) UNIX
15 302 (22.84%) Git (software)
16 299 (22.62%) Amazon AWS
17 284 (21.48%) Open Source
18 260 (19.67%) Perl
19 250 (18.91%) Bash Shell
20 248 (18.76%) Scrum
21 238 (18.00%) Nagios
22 231 (17.47%) CentOS
23 226 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
24 221 (16.72%) PHP
25 219 (16.57%) MySQL
26 191 (14.45%) MongoDB
27 187 (14.15%) Amazon EC2
28 183 (13.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 175 (13.24%) Maven

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 325 (24.58%) Apache
2 148 (11.20%) Tomcat
3 109 (8.25%) nginx
4 96 (7.26%) OpenStack
5 90 (6.81%) WebLogic
6 74 (5.60%) WebSphere
7 61 (4.61%) Confluence
8 60 (4.54%) Node.js
9 52 (3.93%) IIS
9 52 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (2.95%) Apache Solr
11 24 (1.82%) SharePoint
12 18 (1.36%) Jetty
13 17 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (1.21%) Drupal
15 12 (0.91%) MediaWiki
16 11 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.83%) CMS
16 11 (0.83%) WordPress
17 10 (0.76%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 31 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.38%) MS Office
4 4 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.15%) Summit
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.076%) assyst
4 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.076%) RMDS
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 299 (22.62%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (14.15%) Amazon EC2
3 85 (6.43%) Amazon S3
4 66 (4.99%) PaaS
5 62 (4.69%) SaaS
6 46 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 45 (3.40%) IaaS
8 42 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
10 24 (1.82%) Route 53
11 18 (1.36%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.98%) Joyent
13 8 (0.61%) ElastiCache
13 8 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.30%) Heroku
15 2 (0.15%) Office 365
15 2 (0.15%) GitHub
16 1 (0.076%) Google Compute Engine
16 1 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.076%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 127 (9.61%) DNS
2 103 (7.79%) TCP/IP
3 95 (7.19%) Firewall
4 92 (6.96%) HTTP
5 76 (5.75%) SSL
6 65 (4.92%) LDAP
7 61 (4.61%) Internet
8 52 (3.93%) SAN
9 49 (3.71%) VPN
10 37 (2.80%) DHCP
11 27 (2.04%) IPsec
12 23 (1.74%) WAN
12 23 (1.74%) Reverse Proxy
13 22 (1.66%) LAN
14 21 (1.59%) Network Security
15 20 (1.51%) FTP
16 17 (1.29%) NAS
17 13 (0.98%) SSH
18 11 (0.83%) IPv6
18 11 (0.83%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (16.57%) MySQL
2 191 (14.45%) MongoDB
3 155 (11.72%) NoSQL
4 121 (9.15%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (4.77%) Big Data
6 59 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 49 (3.71%) SQL Server
8 48 (3.63%) Relational Database
9 44 (3.33%) Hadoop
10 38 (2.87%) Oracle Exadata
11 36 (2.72%) Redis
12 27 (2.04%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.66%) CouchDB
14 21 (1.59%) Riak
15 19 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
16 17 (1.29%) Couchbase
17 15 (1.13%) HBase
18 14 (1.06%) RDBMS
19 13 (0.98%) Apache Hive
20 12 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 516 (39.03%) Jenkins
2 302 (22.84%) Git (software)
3 175 (13.24%) Maven
4 148 (11.20%) JIRA
5 113 (8.55%) Subversion
6 97 (7.34%) Hudson
7 68 (5.14%) Cucumber
8 56 (4.24%) RSpec
9 52 (3.93%) Selenium
10 32 (2.42%) Ant
10 32 (2.42%) TeamCity
11 30 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (1.97%) JUnit
13 23 (1.74%) Eclipse
14 22 (1.66%) FitNesse
15 19 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (1.36%) Mercurial
17 17 (1.29%) PHPUnit
18 16 (1.21%) Gradle
18 16 (1.21%) Gerrit
General
1 107 (8.09%) Finance
2 34 (2.57%) Banking
3 31 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 23 (1.74%) Publishing
5 23 (1.74%) Retail
6 19 (1.44%) Games
7 10 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.53%) Marketing
9 7 (0.53%) Billing
10 6 (0.45%) Front Office
11 5 (0.38%) Legal
11 5 (0.38%) Back Office
11 5 (0.38%) Advertising
12 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.076%) Electronics
14 1 (0.076%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.076%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (30.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 177 (13.39%) Developer
3 130 (9.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 123 (9.30%) Linux Engineer
5 99 (7.49%) Architect
6 78 (5.90%) Administrator
7 74 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
8 60 (4.54%) Consultant
8 60 (4.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 58 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
10 57 (4.31%) Linux Administrator
11 46 (3.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 46 (3.48%) Cloud Engineer
12 44 (3.33%) Java Developer
13 41 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (2.65%) DevOps Consultant
15 34 (2.57%) Software Engineer
16 26 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
17 22 (1.66%) DevOps Architect
18 18 (1.36%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (23.60%) Web Services
2 148 (11.20%) LAMP
3 81 (6.13%) Middleware
4 78 (5.90%) JSON
5 73 (5.52%) HTML
6 69 (5.22%) XML
7 63 (4.77%) .NET
8 60 (4.54%) RESTful
9 58 (4.39%) J2EE
10 54 (4.08%) CSS
11 51 (3.86%) Spring
12 47 (3.56%) HTML5
12 47 (3.56%) SOAP
13 40 (3.03%) REST
14 39 (2.95%) ActiveMQ
15 38 (2.87%) WebSphere MQ
16 37 (2.80%) MCollective
17 34 (2.57%) Hibernate
18 29 (2.19%) jQuery
19 28 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 284 (21.48%) Open Source
2 71 (5.37%) Clustering
3 58 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.27%) Replication
6 23 (1.74%) Hedge funds
7 18 (1.36%) Visualisation
7 18 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.06%) Wiki
9 10 (0.76%) Online Games
10 9 (0.68%) Taxonomies
11 8 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.61%) NHS
12 7 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.45%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.45%) User Experience
13 6 (0.45%) PKI
13 6 (0.45%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 947 (71.63%) Linux
2 302 (22.84%) UNIX
3 231 (17.47%) CentOS
4 183 (13.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 156 (11.80%) Windows
6 142 (10.74%) Ubuntu
7 65 (4.92%) Debian
8 46 (3.48%) Solaris
8 46 (3.48%) SELinux
9 39 (2.95%) Oracle Linux
10 27 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.44%) AIX
13 17 (1.29%) SUSE
14 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.61%) VMS
16 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.45%) SmartOS
18 5 (0.38%) Android
18 5 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 823 (62.25%) DevOps
2 536 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (33.74%) Configuration Management
4 413 (31.24%) Continuous Integration
5 248 (18.76%) Scrum
6 122 (9.23%) TDD
7 121 (9.15%) SOA
8 80 (6.05%) Kanban
9 71 (5.37%) Load Balancing
9 71 (5.37%) Software Engineering
10 69 (5.22%) BDD
11 64 (4.84%) Build Automation
12 56 (4.24%) Release Management
13 55 (4.16%) OO
14 48 (3.63%) E-Commerce
15 45 (3.40%) ITIL
16 42 (3.18%) Automated Testing
17 40 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
18 37 (2.80%) Service Delivery
19 34 (2.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 445 (33.66%) Java
2 406 (30.71%) Ruby
3 372 (28.14%) Python
4 260 (19.67%) Perl
5 250 (18.91%) Bash Shell
6 221 (16.72%) PHP
7 134 (10.14%) SQL
8 128 (9.68%) Shell Script
9 112 (8.47%) JavaScript
10 78 (5.90%) PowerShell
11 70 (5.30%) Scala
12 34 (2.57%) C++
13 32 (2.42%) C#
14 24 (1.82%) Korn
15 21 (1.59%) C
16 19 (1.44%) Groovy
17 14 (1.06%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.83%) VB
19 10 (0.76%) Clojure
19 10 (0.76%) Golang
Qualifications
1 103 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 71 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 25 (1.89%) Degree
4 24 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (1.66%) CCNA
6 11 (0.83%) CCSA
7 10 (0.76%) JNCIA
7 10 (0.76%) CISM
7 10 (0.76%) CISSP
8 9 (0.68%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (0.68%) VCAP
9 8 (0.61%) VCDX
10 7 (0.53%) RHCE
10 7 (0.53%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.38%) MCSE
13 4 (0.30%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.40%) QA
2 13 (0.98%) SLA
3 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 226 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (6.81%) vCloud
3 51 (3.86%) Oracle RAC
4 37 (2.80%) Active Directory
5 35 (2.65%) Xen
6 34 (2.57%) vSphere
7 32 (2.42%) XenServer
8 27 (2.04%) VMware ESX
9 25 (1.89%) Varnish
10 24 (1.82%) NFS
11 23 (1.74%) Samba
12 21 (1.59%) KVM
13 20 (1.51%) Docker
14 18 (1.36%) Hyper-V
15 13 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (0.98%) Postfix
16 12 (0.91%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 4 (0.30%) Shibboleth
19 3 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 673 (50.91%) Opscode Chef
2 238 (18.00%) Nagios
3 170 (12.86%) Vagrant
4 127 (9.61%) Ansible
5 117 (8.85%) Salt
6 88 (6.66%) ZABBIX
7 47 (3.56%) Cacti
8 40 (3.03%) YUM
9 31 (2.34%) Zenoss
10 28 (2.12%) Cobbler
11 22 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 21 (1.59%) Kibana
13 18 (1.36%) Graylog2
14 17 (1.29%) Opsview
15 16 (1.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 16 (1.21%) Tivoli
16 15 (1.13%) Ganglia
17 14 (1.06%) Icinga
18 12 (0.91%) Capistrano
18 12 (0.91%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 347 (26.25%) VMware
2 316 (23.90%) Red Hat
3 171 (12.93%) Oracle
4 108 (8.17%) IBM
5 84 (6.35%) Rackspace
6 79 (5.98%) JBoss
7 60 (4.54%) Microsoft
8 58 (4.39%) Splunk
9 45 (3.40%) SaltStack
10 40 (3.03%) New Relic
11 38 (2.87%) EMC
12 36 (2.72%) Cisco
13 35 (2.65%) Atlassian
14 33 (2.50%) NetApp
15 31 (2.34%) Percona
16 30 (2.27%) Remedy
17 28 (2.12%) Citrix
18 27 (2.04%) HP
19 25 (1.89%) Google
20 22 (1.66%) Perforce
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £525 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £400.95 - £412.11 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago