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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 69 139 229
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +90
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1603 935 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.98% 1.67% 1.01%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.49% 19.67% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 678 370
Median daily rate £500 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £325 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.25 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% -
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
6052 4753 4290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.27% 8.48% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3902 2929 2494
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 160 127
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.78 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.52%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +72 1554 £500 +17.64% 274
London +80 852 £500 +5.26% 158
South East +43 169 £450 - 31
Yorkshire +45 156 £450 +20.00% 20
City of London +47 133 £500 - 32
West Yorkshire +38 119 £425 +13.33% 16
Leeds +35 111 £423 +12.66% 15
West Midlands +63 103 £440 -7.36% 8
North West +17 91 £450 +5.88% 20
Shropshire +14 76 £440 +7.31% 3
Telford +11 68 £440 +7.31% 3
East of England -23 67 £481 +20.31% 12
Hampshire +21 53 £431 +4.54% 6
Surrey +22 50 £450 -18.18% 7
South West -3 50 £425 +0.59% 14
Manchester +18 37 £475 - 16
East Midlands +22 36 £560 -2.60% 9
Cambridgeshire -13 36 £475 +22.58% 8
Cambridge -10 33 £450 +16.12% 8
Berkshire +24 30 £463 +2.77% 8
North East -47 28 £443 +5.35% 1
Scotland +6 26 £400 +14.28% 7
Croydon -1 24 £393 -7.64%
Tyne and Wear -59 24 £450 +7.14%
Newcastle upon Tyne -56 23 £450 +7.14%
Norfolk - 23 £513 -
Edinburgh +7 22 £400 +14.28% 4
Southampton +17 21 £438 +2.94% 3
Cheshire -15 21 £425 -2.85% 2
Nottingham +5 20 £615 +6.95% 4

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2142 (73.79%) Linux
2 2009 (69.20%) DevOps
3 1225 (42.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1188 (40.92%) Agile Software Development
5 1094 (37.69%) Jenkins
6 1077 (37.10%) Amazon AWS
7 1046 (36.03%) Python
8 1031 (35.51%) Ansible
9 1022 (35.20%) Configuration Management
10 977 (33.65%) Java
11 950 (32.72%) Git (software)
12 906 (31.21%) Continuous Integration
13 835 (28.76%) Ruby
14 826 (28.45%) Docker
15 635 (21.87%) Unix
16 594 (20.46%) Red Hat
17 562 (19.36%) Bash Shell
18 548 (18.88%) Perl
19 547 (18.84%) Open Source
20 537 (18.50%) VMware
21 522 (17.98%) Windows
22 491 (16.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 417 (14.36%) SQL
24 412 (14.19%) Security Cleared
25 411 (14.16%) Apache
26 401 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
27 391 (13.47%) MongoDB
28 387 (13.33%) Finance
29 358 (12.33%) JIRA
30 346 (11.92%) MySQL

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
1 411 (14.16%) Apache
2 340 (11.71%) Tomcat
3 326 (11.23%) OpenStack
4 233 (8.03%) nginx
5 187 (6.44%) Confluence
6 134 (4.62%) IIS
7 126 (4.34%) JBoss
8 120 (4.13%) WebSphere
9 109 (3.75%) WebLogic
10 96 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
11 60 (2.07%) Jetty
12 45 (1.55%) Apache Spark
13 32 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
14 30 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
15 26 (0.90%) SharePoint
16 19 (0.65%) Mule
17 14 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
19 12 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 12 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 59 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.31%) HipChat
3 7 (0.24%) MS Office
4 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 11 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.034%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.034%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1077 (37.10%) Amazon AWS
2 401 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 182 (6.27%) IaaS
4 175 (6.03%) PaaS
5 171 (5.89%) GitHub
6 136 (4.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 118 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
8 111 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
9 69 (2.38%) SaaS
10 62 (2.14%) Amazon S3
11 53 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 49 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
13 47 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 45 (1.55%) Office 365
15 41 (1.41%) Google App Engine
16 33 (1.14%) Route 53
17 31 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 24 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 23 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
19 23 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 261 (8.99%) DNS
2 254 (8.75%) TCP/IP
3 232 (7.99%) HTTP
4 156 (5.37%) Firewall
5 144 (4.96%) SSL
6 114 (3.93%) LDAP
7 107 (3.69%) SAN
8 95 (3.27%) VPN
9 87 (3.00%) DHCP
10 81 (2.79%) Internet
11 74 (2.55%) Network Security
12 64 (2.20%) LAN
13 63 (2.17%) WAN
14 62 (2.14%) FTP
15 59 (2.03%) IPsec
16 38 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
17 32 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
18 31 (1.07%) NAS
19 25 (0.86%) HTTPS
20 24 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (13.47%) MongoDB
2 346 (11.92%) MySQL
3 246 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
4 223 (7.68%) NoSQL
5 129 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 105 (3.62%) Hadoop
7 100 (3.44%) Big Data
8 99 (3.41%) Relational Database
9 82 (2.82%) Redis
10 72 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 40 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
12 36 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 30 (1.03%) RDBMS
14 27 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 24 (0.83%) DB2
16 21 (0.72%) Apache Hive
17 20 (0.69%) MariaDB
17 20 (0.69%) Neo4j
18 17 (0.59%) HBase
19 16 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1094 (37.69%) Jenkins
2 950 (32.72%) Git (software)
3 358 (12.33%) JIRA
4 328 (11.30%) Maven
5 201 (6.92%) Vagrant
6 173 (5.96%) Subversion
7 169 (5.82%) TeamCity
8 160 (5.51%) Hudson
9 132 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 122 (4.20%) Artifactory
11 116 (4.00%) GitLab
12 114 (3.93%) Sonatype Nexus
13 108 (3.72%) Ant
14 98 (3.38%) Selenium
15 88 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
16 82 (2.82%) Travis CI
17 58 (2.00%) JUnit
18 51 (1.76%) SonarQube
18 51 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
19 50 (1.72%) Gradle
General
1 387 (13.33%) Finance
2 157 (5.41%) Banking
3 66 (2.27%) Retail
4 41 (1.41%) Games
5 33 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 33 (1.14%) Publishing
6 29 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 28 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 25 (0.86%) Legal
8 25 (0.86%) Marketing
9 16 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.52%) Electronics
11 12 (0.41%) Back Office
12 11 (0.38%) Advertising
13 7 (0.24%) Front Office
14 3 (0.10%) Automotive
14 3 (0.10%) Law
14 3 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.10%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1259 (43.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 428 (14.74%) Linux Engineer
3 340 (11.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 262 (9.03%) Architect
5 260 (8.96%) Developer
6 255 (8.78%) AWS DevOps
6 255 (8.78%) AWS Engineer
7 245 (8.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 216 (7.44%) Administrator
9 205 (7.06%) Senior DevOps
10 162 (5.58%) Consultant
11 153 (5.27%) Systems Administrator
12 151 (5.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 132 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
14 126 (4.34%) Linux Administrator
15 124 (4.27%) Java Developer
16 118 (4.06%) DevOps Consultant
17 103 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
18 102 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 102 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (8.75%) Web Services
2 188 (6.48%) Node.js
3 178 (6.13%) Spring
4 174 (5.99%) .NET
5 169 (5.82%) LAMP
6 164 (5.65%) ELK Stack
7 145 (4.99%) Sensu
8 142 (4.89%) HTML
9 140 (4.82%) RabbitMQ
10 114 (3.93%) J2EE
11 108 (3.72%) JSON
12 107 (3.69%) Middleware
13 102 (3.51%) REST
14 98 (3.38%) CSS
15 94 (3.24%) XML
16 91 (3.13%) Spring Boot
17 90 (3.10%) SOAP
18 83 (2.86%) Play Framework
19 73 (2.51%) Hibernate
20 71 (2.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 145 (4.99%) Data Centre
2 114 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (3.00%) Public Cloud
4 73 (2.51%) Private Cloud
5 65 (2.24%) Clustering
6 53 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 47 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 41 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 35 (1.21%) Replication
9 35 (1.21%) User Experience
10 34 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 23 (0.79%) EMC VNX
11 23 (0.79%) Wiki
12 21 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (0.62%) HACMP
14 16 (0.55%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
15 14 (0.48%) iPad
16 13 (0.45%) Blog
16 13 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2142 (73.79%) Linux
2 635 (21.87%) Unix
3 522 (17.98%) Windows
4 491 (16.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 289 (9.96%) CentOS
6 181 (6.23%) Ubuntu
7 148 (5.10%) Windows Server
8 122 (4.20%) Solaris
9 121 (4.17%) CoreOS
10 68 (2.34%) AIX
11 62 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 50 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 41 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 39 (1.34%) VMS
15 37 (1.27%) Debian
16 30 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
17 26 (0.90%) Fedora
18 22 (0.76%) SUSE
19 18 (0.62%) Windows 7
20 10 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2009 (69.20%) DevOps
2 1188 (40.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1022 (35.20%) Configuration Management
4 906 (31.21%) Continuous Integration
5 547 (18.84%) Open Source
6 341 (11.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 276 (9.51%) Scrum
8 211 (7.27%) ITIL
9 196 (6.75%) TDD
10 191 (6.58%) Microservices
11 170 (5.86%) Software Engineering
12 160 (5.51%) High Availability
13 131 (4.51%) Web Operations
14 125 (4.31%) Release Management
15 123 (4.24%) E-Commerce
16 120 (4.13%) Migration
17 116 (4.00%) Security Hardening
18 112 (3.86%) Load Balancing
19 105 (3.62%) OO
20 99 (3.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1046 (36.03%) Python
2 977 (33.65%) Java
3 835 (28.76%) Ruby
4 562 (19.36%) Bash Shell
5 548 (18.88%) Perl
6 417 (14.36%) SQL
7 312 (10.75%) PowerShell
8 285 (9.82%) JavaScript
9 205 (7.06%) Shell Script
10 192 (6.61%) PHP
11 159 (5.48%) Scala
12 149 (5.13%) Go
13 97 (3.34%) C++
14 86 (2.96%) C#
15 46 (1.58%) C
15 46 (1.58%) Korn
16 43 (1.48%) Jython
17 39 (1.34%) Clojure
17 39 (1.34%) PL/SQL
18 30 (1.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 412 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 301 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 66 (2.27%) Degree
4 65 (2.24%) RHCE
5 64 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 39 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.07%) CISSP
8 28 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (0.86%) CCNA
10 24 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (0.79%) BC Cleared
12 22 (0.76%) RHCSA
13 21 (0.72%) AWS Certification
14 17 (0.59%) MCSE
14 17 (0.59%) RHCA
15 16 (0.55%) CCNP
16 14 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (0.34%) VCAP
18 9 (0.31%) PMI Certification
19 8 (0.28%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 57 (1.96%) QA
3 22 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.69%) SLA
5 11 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.14%) SDET
8 2 (0.069%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 826 (28.45%) Docker
2 340 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (5.99%) Active Directory
4 134 (4.62%) vSphere
5 112 (3.86%) etcd
6 110 (3.79%) flannel
7 97 (3.34%) GlusterFS
8 91 (3.13%) Ceph
9 83 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
10 75 (2.58%) vCloud
11 73 (2.51%) KVM
12 66 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
13 65 (2.24%) NFS
14 61 (2.10%) Xen
15 56 (1.93%) Hyper-V
16 45 (1.55%) VMware ESX
17 38 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 32 (1.10%) iptables
19 30 (1.03%) Samba
20 27 (0.93%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1225 (42.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1031 (35.51%) Ansible
3 318 (10.95%) Nagios
4 258 (8.89%) Kubernetes
5 224 (7.72%) logstash
6 192 (6.61%) Graphite
7 140 (4.82%) Terraform
8 124 (4.27%) HAProxy
9 114 (3.93%) Salt
10 111 (3.82%) ZABBIX
11 97 (3.34%) rkt
12 96 (3.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 96 (3.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 91 (3.13%) SCCM
14 87 (3.00%) Kibana
15 79 (2.72%) Mesos
16 75 (2.58%) Packer
17 68 (2.34%) Grafana
18 54 (1.86%) Consul
18 54 (1.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 594 (20.46%) Red Hat
2 537 (18.50%) VMware
3 284 (9.78%) Oracle
4 202 (6.96%) Microsoft
5 201 (6.92%) Splunk
6 167 (5.75%) Atlassian
7 141 (4.86%) Google
8 129 (4.44%) Cisco
9 110 (3.79%) HP
10 102 (3.51%) IBM
11 72 (2.48%) Rackspace
12 68 (2.34%) EMC
13 66 (2.27%) SaltStack
14 50 (1.72%) F5
15 47 (1.62%) NetApp
15 47 (1.62%) Veritas
16 43 (1.48%) Dell
17 40 (1.38%) webMethods
18 30 (1.03%) Citrix
19 28 (0.96%) WSO2
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £320 - £400 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: Yesterday
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago