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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
UK
Rank 84 93 139
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +46
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1192 1156 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.62% 2.26% 1.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.19% 25.32% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 837 580
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £398
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +8.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London median 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
4552 4566 4474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.00% 8.92% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3023 2888 2638
Median daily rate £458 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 137 154
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +42.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +24.44%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +4 1119 £500 +5.26% 325
London +15 667 £525 +5.00% 191
South East +1 133 £435 +5.45% 39
City of London +11 89 £518 +8.94% 39
Yorkshire -21 87 £425 -5.55% 19
North West +56 77 £450 +12.50% 22
West Yorkshire -17 62 £431 -3.08% 12
Leeds -9 59 £425 -5.55% 12
Manchester +31 49 £430 +4.24% 21
West Midlands -13 47 £475 +11.76% 6
Scotland +42 44 £375 -8.53% 9
East of England -1 40 £550 +18.91% 24
Hampshire +19 37 £435 +20.83% 8
Hertfordshire +17 33 £550 +29.41% 4
North East +4 32 £375 -14.28% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 30 £375 -14.28% 4
Tyne and Wear 0 30 £375 -14.28% 4
Berkshire -21 28 £500 +14.61% 8
Edinburgh +41 26 £421 -0.88% 6
South West -10 25 £500 +17.64% 10
Surrey -14 23 £400 -3.03% 11
South Yorkshire +2 22 £400 -15.78% 4
Sheffield +1 22 £400 -15.78% 4
Wales +14 20 £438 +5.42% 1
Croydon +15 19 £470 -1.05% 1
Oxfordshire +12 18 £375 +7.14% 4
Telford +10 15 £491 +22.62% 2
Shropshire +5 15 £491 +16.78% 2
West Sussex +3 15 £488 -20.40% 2
South Wales +26 14 £425 +25.00% 1

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 1886 (67.74%) DevOps
2 1810 (65.01%) Linux
3 1297 (46.59%) Jenkins
4 1279 (45.94%) Ansible
5 1241 (44.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1182 (42.46%) Agile Software Development
7 1114 (40.01%) Amazon AWS
8 1104 (39.66%) Python
9 949 (34.09%) Configuration Management
10 865 (31.07%) Docker
11 860 (30.89%) Java
12 842 (30.24%) Continuous Integration
13 796 (28.59%) Git (software)
14 703 (25.25%) Ruby
15 680 (24.43%) Bash Shell
16 616 (22.13%) VMware
17 528 (18.97%) Unix
18 527 (18.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 518 (18.61%) Red Hat
20 463 (16.63%) Open Source
21 413 (14.83%) Security Cleared
22 412 (14.80%) Perl
23 376 (13.51%) JIRA
23 376 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
24 366 (13.15%) Windows
25 363 (13.04%) Apache
26 362 (13.00%) PostgreSQL
27 359 (12.90%) SC Cleared
28 348 (12.50%) Terraform
29 345 (12.39%) Scrum

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
1 363 (13.04%) Apache
2 248 (8.91%) Confluence
3 236 (8.48%) Tomcat
4 204 (7.33%) nginx
5 170 (6.11%) OpenStack
6 166 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
7 128 (4.60%) WebSphere
8 123 (4.42%) IIS
9 109 (3.92%) JBoss
10 87 (3.13%) WebLogic
11 75 (2.69%) Apache Spark
12 54 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 51 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
14 36 (1.29%) Jetty
15 34 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 29 (1.04%) Mongrel
17 25 (0.90%) Apache Pig
18 24 (0.86%) CMS
19 22 (0.79%) CloudStack
19 22 (0.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 44 (1.58%) HipChat
2 41 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.22%) MS Office
4 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.072%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (0.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 19 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 17 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.072%) Magento
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.036%) RMDS
9 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1114 (40.01%) Amazon AWS
2 291 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 193 (6.93%) GitHub
4 171 (6.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 159 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
6 134 (4.81%) PaaS
7 122 (4.38%) IaaS
8 117 (4.20%) Amazon S3
9 99 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
10 71 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 56 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
12 55 (1.98%) Route 53
13 54 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
14 52 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 36 (1.29%) AWS CloudTrail
16 29 (1.04%) SaaS
17 28 (1.01%) Google App Engine
18 24 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
18 24 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 21 (0.75%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 311 (11.17%) DNS
2 274 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 249 (8.94%) HTTP
4 231 (8.30%) Firewall
5 216 (7.76%) SSL
6 139 (4.99%) VPN
7 127 (4.56%) LDAP
8 84 (3.02%) DHCP
9 68 (2.44%) SSH
10 64 (2.30%) Internet
11 63 (2.26%) SAN
12 51 (1.83%) IPsec
13 47 (1.69%) FTP
14 46 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
14 46 (1.65%) Kerberos
15 44 (1.58%) OpenLDAP
15 44 (1.58%) OpenVPN
16 37 (1.33%) SMTP
17 36 (1.29%) Network Security
18 32 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (13.00%) PostgreSQL
2 295 (10.60%) MongoDB
3 269 (9.66%) MySQL
4 233 (8.37%) Hadoop
5 205 (7.36%) NoSQL
6 192 (6.90%) Big Data
7 140 (5.03%) Relational Database
8 122 (4.38%) SQL Server
9 113 (4.06%) Redis
10 109 (3.92%) Oracle Database
11 99 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
12 80 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
13 53 (1.90%) Apache Hive
14 50 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 37 (1.33%) HBase
16 34 (1.22%) RDBMS
17 23 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 21 (0.75%) DB2
19 20 (0.72%) Neo4j
20 16 (0.57%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1297 (46.59%) Jenkins
2 796 (28.59%) Git (software)
3 376 (13.51%) JIRA
4 272 (9.77%) Maven
5 216 (7.76%) Vagrant
6 205 (7.36%) Subversion
7 178 (6.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 127 (4.56%) Selenium
9 106 (3.81%) TeamCity
10 103 (3.70%) Ant
11 100 (3.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 98 (3.52%) JUnit
13 91 (3.27%) Gradle
14 86 (3.09%) Bitbucket
15 83 (2.98%) Cucumber
15 83 (2.98%) Hudson
16 69 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
17 67 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
18 64 (2.30%) Travis CI
19 63 (2.26%) SonarQube
General
1 336 (12.07%) Finance
2 168 (6.03%) Banking
3 77 (2.77%) Retail
4 52 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.22%) Marketing
6 33 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 31 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 20 (0.72%) Games
9 18 (0.65%) Electronics
10 17 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.40%) Front Office
11 11 (0.40%) Publishing
12 10 (0.36%) Law
13 7 (0.25%) Advertising
13 7 (0.25%) Legal
14 5 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.14%) Back Office
15 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.11%) Billing
16 3 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1145 (41.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 301 (10.81%) Developer
3 287 (10.31%) AWS DevOps
4 268 (9.63%) Linux Engineer
5 266 (9.55%) AWS Engineer
6 219 (7.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 213 (7.65%) Administrator
8 188 (6.75%) Architect
9 169 (6.07%) Consultant
10 164 (5.89%) Systems Administrator
11 162 (5.82%) Senior DevOps
12 149 (5.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 147 (5.28%) Java Developer
14 139 (4.99%) Linux Administrator
15 126 (4.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 110 (3.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 105 (3.77%) DevOps Consultant
18 101 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
19 94 (3.38%) Automation Engineer
20 75 (2.69%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (9.81%) Web Services
2 189 (6.79%) Elastic Stack
3 147 (5.28%) .NET
3 147 (5.28%) Spring
4 139 (4.99%) REST
5 131 (4.71%) HTML
6 127 (4.56%) AngularJS
6 127 (4.56%) Node.js
7 122 (4.38%) JSON
8 110 (3.95%) CSS
9 99 (3.56%) LAMP
10 89 (3.20%) J2EE
10 89 (3.20%) Middleware
11 85 (3.05%) Software Packaging
12 84 (3.02%) XML
13 83 (2.98%) RESTful
14 78 (2.80%) HTML5
14 78 (2.80%) Play Framework
15 69 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
16 68 (2.44%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 122 (4.38%) Data Centre
2 105 (3.77%) Public Cloud
3 104 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (2.48%) Clustering
5 57 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.05%) PKI
6 52 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 49 (1.76%) Algorithms
8 42 (1.51%) User Experience
9 40 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
10 38 (1.36%) Replication
11 34 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 30 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
13 25 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 22 (0.79%) Fintech
15 20 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (0.61%) Driving Licence
16 17 (0.61%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.50%) Client/Server
18 13 (0.47%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1810 (65.01%) Linux
2 528 (18.97%) Unix
3 527 (18.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 366 (13.15%) Windows
5 325 (11.67%) CentOS
6 156 (5.60%) Ubuntu
7 132 (4.74%) Windows Server
8 77 (2.77%) AIX
9 69 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (1.69%) SUSE
12 40 (1.44%) Debian
13 31 (1.11%) Solaris
14 23 (0.83%) CoreOS
15 20 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
16 17 (0.61%) VyOS
17 15 (0.54%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.50%) Fedora
19 13 (0.47%) RancherOS
20 10 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1886 (67.74%) DevOps
2 1182 (42.46%) Agile Software Development
3 949 (34.09%) Configuration Management
4 842 (30.24%) Continuous Integration
5 463 (16.63%) Open Source
6 376 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 345 (12.39%) Scrum
8 209 (7.51%) TDD
9 179 (6.43%) Microservices
10 165 (5.93%) High Availability
11 151 (5.42%) ITIL
12 143 (5.14%) Mentoring
13 142 (5.10%) Migration
14 135 (4.85%) OO
15 134 (4.81%) Load Balancing
16 119 (4.27%) E-Commerce
17 113 (4.06%) Service Management
18 109 (3.92%) Continuous Deployment
19 106 (3.81%) BDD
19 106 (3.81%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1104 (39.66%) Python
2 860 (30.89%) Java
3 703 (25.25%) Ruby
4 680 (24.43%) Bash Shell
5 412 (14.80%) Perl
6 301 (10.81%) SQL
7 290 (10.42%) PowerShell
8 215 (7.72%) JavaScript
9 191 (6.86%) Shell Script
10 179 (6.43%) Scala
11 155 (5.57%) PHP
12 106 (3.81%) Go
13 83 (2.98%) C#
14 66 (2.37%) C
15 44 (1.58%) Clojure
16 41 (1.47%) Groovy
17 38 (1.36%) C++
18 35 (1.26%) Korn
19 24 (0.86%) Rust
20 23 (0.83%) Jython
Qualifications
1 413 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 359 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 59 (2.12%) Degree
4 49 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 41 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 38 (1.36%) RHCE
7 32 (1.15%) AWS Certification
8 30 (1.08%) RHCSA
9 29 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (0.75%) CCNP
12 20 (0.72%) CCNA
13 19 (0.68%) MCSE
14 17 (0.61%) CISSP
15 16 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
16 15 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.43%) CCA
17 12 (0.43%) RHCA
18 11 (0.40%) RHCT
18 11 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (2.98%) QA
2 54 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (0.65%) SLA
5 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.18%) SDET
7 3 (0.11%) GCP
8 2 (0.072%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.072%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.072%) PMO
8 2 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.036%) FATCA
System Software
1 865 (31.07%) Docker
2 295 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (4.67%) vCloud
4 128 (4.60%) Active Directory
5 93 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
6 75 (2.69%) vSphere
7 66 (2.37%) HDFS
8 57 (2.05%) Squid
9 55 (1.98%) Xen
10 50 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
11 45 (1.62%) Postfix
12 39 (1.40%) Hyper-V
13 36 (1.29%) VMware ESX
14 32 (1.15%) KVM
14 32 (1.15%) NFS
15 27 (0.97%) XenServer
16 21 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 18 (0.65%) GlusterFS
17 18 (0.65%) iptables
17 18 (0.65%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1279 (45.94%) Ansible
2 1241 (44.58%) Opscode Chef
3 348 (12.50%) Terraform
4 286 (10.27%) Kubernetes
5 197 (7.08%) Nagios
6 181 (6.50%) Salt
7 149 (5.35%) ZABBIX
8 131 (4.71%) logstash
9 119 (4.27%) Kibana
10 78 (2.80%) Packer
11 64 (2.30%) Graphite
12 63 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
13 62 (2.23%) Rancher
14 50 (1.80%) Mesos
15 49 (1.76%) Consul
16 47 (1.69%) HAProxy
17 46 (1.65%) Cobbler
18 45 (1.62%) vRealize
19 37 (1.33%) Zenoss
20 36 (1.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 616 (22.13%) VMware
2 518 (18.61%) Red Hat
3 330 (11.85%) Oracle
4 161 (5.78%) Atlassian
5 157 (5.64%) Microsoft
6 138 (4.96%) Splunk
7 126 (4.53%) IBM
8 94 (3.38%) SaltStack
9 93 (3.34%) HP
10 86 (3.09%) Cisco
11 81 (2.91%) Google
12 76 (2.73%) AppDynamics
13 60 (2.16%) Rackspace
14 56 (2.01%) Hortonworks
14 56 (2.01%) Sonatype
15 51 (1.83%) CA
16 48 (1.72%) EMC
17 34 (1.22%) New Relic
18 32 (1.15%) Sun
19 31 (1.11%) SAP
Swindon, Wiltshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kent
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + None
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: flexible working possible
Posted: Yesterday
London
Yoh
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600-700pd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £355 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago