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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 77 146 224
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +78
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1509 884 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.71% 1.58% 0.98%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.93% 19.37% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 643 375
Median daily rate £488 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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
5604 4564 4333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.08% 8.16% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3551 2782 2501
Median daily rate £450 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
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 133 198 160
Median hourly rate £22.38 £20.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.84% -19.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -18.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +63 1425 £500 +14.28% 317
London +51 773 £500 +5.26% 175
Yorkshire +23 133 £475 +35.71% 39
South East -15 130 £450 +16.88% 31
West Midlands +83 127 £475 +18.75% 10
City of London +50 103 £475 - 64
Shropshire +26 98 £470 +17.50% 2
West Yorkshire +10 90 £438 +25.00% 32
Telford +22 85 £465 +16.25% 1
North West +19 81 £450 +5.88% 21
Leeds -3 80 £438 +25.00% 28
East of England +46 64 £475 +26.66% 21
Cambridgeshire +29 48 £475 +65.21% 12
South West -20 48 £425 - 11
Cambridge +20 45 £475 +65.21% 12
Scotland +29 43 £410 +2.50% 4
Berkshire +31 40 £500 +29.03% 9
East Midlands +24 39 £550 +10.00% 6
Surrey +20 39 £450 +10.42% 9
North East -23 31 £340 -8.04% 4
Manchester +9 30 £500 - 17
South Yorkshire +2 28 £500 +33.33%
Tyne and Wear -30 28 £330 -10.81% 2
Nottinghamshire +20 27 £575 -8.00% 3
Nottingham +19 27 £575 -8.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 27 £340 -18.98% 2
Hampshire -24 26 £401 +7.00% 4
Cheshire +2 25 £425 -2.85% 4
Sheffield -12 25 £500 +29.03%
Reading +22 24 £500 +37.93% 7

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1938 (74.91%) Linux
2 1795 (69.39%) DevOps
3 1138 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
4 1078 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1024 (39.58%) Jenkins
5 1024 (39.58%) Configuration Management
6 980 (37.88%) Java
7 905 (34.98%) Python
8 894 (34.56%) Amazon AWS
9 883 (34.13%) Git (software)
10 835 (32.28%) Ansible
11 817 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
12 782 (30.23%) Ruby
13 661 (25.55%) Docker
14 610 (23.58%) Unix
15 555 (21.45%) VMware
16 548 (21.18%) Red Hat
17 536 (20.72%) Bash Shell
18 521 (20.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 488 (18.86%) Perl
20 458 (17.70%) Windows
21 452 (17.47%) Open Source
22 392 (15.15%) Security Cleared
23 388 (15.00%) Maven
24 376 (14.53%) Apache
25 373 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
26 359 (13.88%) JIRA
27 347 (13.41%) Finance
28 346 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
29 342 (13.22%) MongoDB

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
1 376 (14.53%) Apache
2 328 (12.68%) Tomcat
3 310 (11.98%) OpenStack
4 218 (8.43%) nginx
5 189 (7.31%) Confluence
6 165 (6.38%) Node.js
7 140 (5.41%) JBoss
8 109 (4.21%) IIS
9 91 (3.52%) WebSphere
10 84 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
11 77 (2.98%) WebLogic
12 65 (2.51%) Jetty
13 34 (1.31%) Apache Spark
14 33 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
15 27 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
16 25 (0.97%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
18 13 (0.50%) CloudStack
19 11 (0.43%) SAS
20 10 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 61 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.85%) HipChat
3 6 (0.23%) MS Office
4 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 12 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.039%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 894 (34.56%) Amazon AWS
2 346 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (6.30%) IaaS
4 150 (5.80%) GitHub
5 141 (5.45%) PaaS
6 100 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
7 90 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 88 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (2.28%) SaaS
10 47 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 45 (1.74%) Amazon S3
12 41 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 27 (1.04%) Google App Engine
13 27 (1.04%) Route 53
14 23 (0.89%) Office 365
15 22 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 20 (0.77%) CloudFront
17 19 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 18 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 18 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 252 (9.74%) TCP/IP
2 238 (9.20%) DNS
3 229 (8.85%) HTTP
4 160 (6.18%) SSL
5 123 (4.75%) Firewall
6 110 (4.25%) LDAP
7 103 (3.98%) SAN
8 77 (2.98%) DHCP
9 71 (2.74%) Internet
10 64 (2.47%) FTP
11 60 (2.32%) VPN
12 55 (2.13%) IPsec
13 50 (1.93%) LAN
14 46 (1.78%) Network Security
14 46 (1.78%) WAN
15 42 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
16 34 (1.31%) NAS
17 31 (1.20%) SMTP
18 23 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (0.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (13.22%) MongoDB
2 292 (11.29%) MySQL
3 197 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
4 189 (7.31%) NoSQL
5 114 (4.41%) SQL Server
6 98 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 81 (3.13%) Big Data
8 70 (2.71%) Hadoop
9 65 (2.51%) Redis
10 56 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 30 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 21 (0.81%) MariaDB
16 20 (0.77%) Apache Hive
17 18 (0.70%) DB2
17 18 (0.70%) HBase
18 17 (0.66%) Neo4j
19 13 (0.50%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1024 (39.58%) Jenkins
2 883 (34.13%) Git (software)
3 388 (15.00%) Maven
4 359 (13.88%) JIRA
5 171 (6.61%) Subversion
6 160 (6.18%) Vagrant
7 146 (5.64%) TeamCity
8 143 (5.53%) Hudson
9 105 (4.06%) Selenium
10 102 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 101 (3.90%) GitLab
12 99 (3.83%) Ant
13 98 (3.79%) Artifactory
14 88 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
15 78 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
16 68 (2.63%) Travis CI
17 58 (2.24%) JUnit
17 58 (2.24%) SonarQube
18 46 (1.78%) Gradle
19 44 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 347 (13.41%) Finance
2 130 (5.03%) Banking
3 56 (2.16%) Retail
4 42 (1.62%) Games
5 27 (1.04%) Legal
5 27 (1.04%) Publishing
5 27 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 24 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 17 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 17 (0.66%) Marketing
8 13 (0.50%) Electronics
8 13 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.35%) Advertising
10 6 (0.23%) Back Office
11 4 (0.15%) Law
11 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.12%) Front Office
12 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.12%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.039%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1084 (41.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 380 (14.69%) Linux Engineer
3 314 (12.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 235 (9.08%) Architect
4 235 (9.08%) Developer
5 221 (8.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 195 (7.54%) AWS Engineer
7 171 (6.61%) Administrator
8 133 (5.14%) Consultant
9 132 (5.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 120 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
11 116 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
12 105 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 99 (3.83%) Linux Administrator
14 89 (3.44%) Operations Engineer
15 85 (3.29%) DevOps Consultant
16 84 (3.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 80 (3.09%) Java Developer
18 73 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
19 64 (2.47%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (9.63%) Web Services
2 161 (6.22%) ELK Stack
3 158 (6.11%) .NET
4 147 (5.68%) LAMP
5 145 (5.60%) Sensu
6 116 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
7 111 (4.29%) Spring
8 106 (4.10%) HTML
8 106 (4.10%) Middleware
9 95 (3.67%) REST
10 93 (3.59%) J2EE
11 84 (3.25%) JSON
12 81 (3.13%) CSS
13 79 (3.05%) MCollective
14 73 (2.82%) SOAP
15 68 (2.63%) Play Framework
16 66 (2.55%) Spring Boot
17 65 (2.51%) RESTful
17 65 (2.51%) XML
18 57 (2.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 132 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 77 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (2.59%) Public Cloud
4 62 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 59 (2.28%) Private Cloud
6 56 (2.16%) Clustering
7 55 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 51 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 28 (1.08%) Replication
10 26 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 25 (0.97%) User Experience
12 22 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (0.77%) Visualisation
14 18 (0.70%) HACMP
14 18 (0.70%) Wiki
15 17 (0.66%) Fintech
16 12 (0.46%) iPad
17 11 (0.43%) Blog
18 10 (0.39%) Hedge funds
18 10 (0.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1938 (74.91%) Linux
2 610 (23.58%) Unix
3 521 (20.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 458 (17.70%) Windows
5 286 (11.06%) CentOS
6 211 (8.16%) Ubuntu
7 138 (5.33%) Windows Server
8 119 (4.60%) Solaris
9 87 (3.36%) CoreOS
10 71 (2.74%) AIX
11 60 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 44 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
14 36 (1.39%) VMS
15 34 (1.31%) Debian
15 34 (1.31%) Mac OS X
16 22 (0.85%) SUSE
17 19 (0.73%) Windows 7
18 16 (0.62%) Android
19 11 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1795 (69.39%) DevOps
2 1138 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1024 (39.58%) Configuration Management
4 817 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 452 (17.47%) Open Source
6 325 (12.56%) Scrum
7 308 (11.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 183 (7.07%) ITIL
9 180 (6.96%) Microservices
10 169 (6.53%) TDD
11 142 (5.49%) High Availability
12 122 (4.72%) Software Engineering
12 122 (4.72%) Web Operations
13 115 (4.45%) Migration
14 113 (4.37%) OO
15 101 (3.90%) Release Management
16 100 (3.87%) SOA
17 97 (3.75%) Build Automation
17 97 (3.75%) E-Commerce
18 92 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 980 (37.88%) Java
2 905 (34.98%) Python
3 782 (30.23%) Ruby
4 536 (20.72%) Bash Shell
5 488 (18.86%) Perl
6 335 (12.95%) SQL
7 276 (10.67%) PowerShell
8 214 (8.27%) JavaScript
9 192 (7.42%) Shell Script
10 162 (6.26%) PHP
11 126 (4.87%) Scala
12 115 (4.45%) Go
13 83 (3.21%) C++
14 73 (2.82%) C#
15 49 (1.89%) Korn
16 46 (1.78%) C
17 34 (1.31%) Clojure
18 31 (1.20%) Groovy
19 28 (1.08%) Bourne shell
20 27 (1.04%) Jython
Qualifications
1 392 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 307 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 62 (2.40%) Degree
4 57 (2.20%) RHCE
5 35 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 34 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (0.81%) BC Cleared
9 18 (0.70%) RHCA
10 17 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (0.62%) CCNA
11 16 (0.62%) MCSE
12 15 (0.58%) CISSP
12 15 (0.58%) RHCSA
13 10 (0.39%) VCAP
14 9 (0.35%) CCNP
14 9 (0.35%) MCSA
15 8 (0.31%) MCITP
16 7 (0.27%) GCIH
16 7 (0.27%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 41 (1.58%) QA
3 18 (0.70%) SLA
4 17 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.27%) COBIT
7 4 (0.15%) SDET
8 2 (0.077%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 661 (25.55%) Docker
2 373 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (6.18%) Active Directory
4 145 (5.60%) vSphere
5 76 (2.94%) NFS
6 75 (2.90%) GlusterFS
7 70 (2.71%) Ceph
8 66 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
9 63 (2.44%) vCloud
9 63 (2.44%) VMware ESX
10 62 (2.40%) KVM
11 57 (2.20%) Xen
12 42 (1.62%) Hyper-V
13 37 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 36 (1.39%) Samba
15 30 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 25 (0.97%) iptables
17 23 (0.89%) Squid
18 19 (0.73%) Postfix
18 19 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1078 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
2 835 (32.28%) Ansible
3 308 (11.91%) Nagios
4 208 (8.04%) logstash
5 179 (6.92%) Graphite
6 170 (6.57%) Kubernetes
7 128 (4.95%) ZABBIX
8 110 (4.25%) Salt
9 104 (4.02%) HAProxy
10 94 (3.63%) SCCM
11 92 (3.56%) Terraform
12 77 (2.98%) Kibana
13 72 (2.78%) Packer
14 71 (2.74%) Mesos
15 60 (2.32%) Grafana
16 59 (2.28%) SCOM
17 53 (2.05%) Uchiwa
18 41 (1.58%) Cobbler
19 38 (1.47%) Cacti
20 36 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 555 (21.45%) VMware
2 548 (21.18%) Red Hat
3 269 (10.40%) Oracle
4 210 (8.12%) Microsoft
5 201 (7.77%) Splunk
6 169 (6.53%) Atlassian
7 105 (4.06%) Google
7 105 (4.06%) HP
8 102 (3.94%) IBM
9 99 (3.83%) Cisco
10 66 (2.55%) Rackspace
11 54 (2.09%) Veritas
12 51 (1.97%) Dell
13 48 (1.86%) NetApp
14 46 (1.78%) F5
15 45 (1.74%) SaltStack
16 40 (1.55%) EMC
17 27 (1.04%) CA
18 26 (1.01%) MuleSoft
18 26 (1.01%) webMethods
Southampton, Hampshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arrows Group
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 13 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £60,000 - £90,000
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Montash
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Norfolk
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: £500.00 - £570.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £565 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: Neogtiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Rolled out in 6 month increments
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 5 days ago