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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 166 268 464
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +196
Contract jobs citing Puppet 746 388 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 0.73% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.18% 10.23% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 287 101
Average daily rate
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£446 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £342 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
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
4343 3791 3789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.18% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2594 2234 1989
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 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 148 168
Average hourly rate £21.74 £22.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +17.56%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +103 722 £440 +3.52% 186
London +84 455 £450 - 112
South East +63 103 £450 +5.88% 28
City of London +40 68 £475 +11.76% 30
Hampshire +45 64 £395 -7.05% 6
Southampton +23 43 £400 +2.56% 5
Yorkshire +6 41 £400 -3.61% 19
East of England -4 41 £400 +23.07% 9
West Yorkshire +3 36 £400 -3.61% 10
South West +10 35 £400 - 5
Leeds +5 35 £400 -3.61% 10
Bristol +3 23 £413 +26.92% 2
North West -3 19 £425 +25.92% 11
Berkshire +26 18 £488 +15.31% 5
Suffolk - 16 £428 -
East Midlands +16 14 £550 +23.59%
Wales - 12 £425 - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 11 £400 +31.14% 8
Cambridge -7 11 £400 +31.14% 8
Reading - 11 £488 - 2
Leicestershire +12 9 £550 +23.59%
West Midlands - 9 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 9 £325 - 4
Surrey +5 8 £538 +34.37% 8
Lancashire - 8 £515 -
Ipswich - 8 £375 -
Leicester +12 7 £550 +23.59%
Swansea - 7 £481 - 3
West Wales - 7 £481 - 3
Wiltshire - 6 £325 -

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 933 (71.22%) Linux
2 810 (61.83%) DevOps
3 657 (50.15%) Opscode Chef
4 505 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
5 473 (36.11%) Jenkins
6 428 (32.67%) Java
7 420 (32.06%) Configuration Management
8 409 (31.22%) Ruby
9 391 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
10 382 (29.16%) Python
11 336 (25.65%) VMware
12 334 (25.50%) Apache
13 329 (25.11%) Red Hat
14 311 (23.74%) Web Services
15 300 (22.90%) Amazon AWS
16 296 (22.60%) UNIX
17 289 (22.06%) Git (software)
18 273 (20.84%) Perl
19 264 (20.15%) Open Source
20 261 (19.92%) Bash Shell
21 234 (17.86%) CentOS
22 230 (17.56%) MySQL
23 229 (17.48%) PHP
24 225 (17.18%) Nagios
25 224 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
26 217 (16.56%) Scrum
27 191 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 177 (13.51%) Amazon EC2
28 177 (13.51%) Maven
29 171 (13.05%) Windows

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 334 (25.50%) Apache
2 151 (11.53%) Tomcat
3 123 (9.39%) nginx
4 96 (7.33%) OpenStack
5 93 (7.10%) WebLogic
6 75 (5.73%) WebSphere
7 56 (4.27%) IIS
8 55 (4.20%) Node.js
9 52 (3.97%) Confluence
10 46 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (2.06%) Apache Solr
12 22 (1.68%) SharePoint
13 20 (1.53%) Jetty
14 17 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (1.15%) MediaWiki
16 11 (0.84%) WordPress
16 11 (0.84%) CMS
16 11 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.76%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 32 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.46%) MS Office
4 4 (0.31%) MS Project
4 4 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.15%) Summit
4 1 (0.076%) RMDS
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 300 (22.90%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (13.51%) Amazon EC2
3 83 (6.34%) Amazon S3
4 65 (4.96%) SaaS
5 56 (4.27%) PaaS
6 42 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
7 41 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 31 (2.37%) IaaS
9 26 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
9 26 (1.98%) Route 53
10 18 (1.37%) Google App Engine
11 9 (0.69%) Joyent
12 7 (0.53%) ElastiCache
12 7 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.31%) GitHub
14 3 (0.23%) Heroku
15 2 (0.15%) Office 365
16 1 (0.076%) Google Compute Engine
16 1 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.076%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 128 (9.77%) DNS
2 110 (8.40%) Firewall
3 105 (8.02%) TCP/IP
4 98 (7.48%) HTTP
5 83 (6.34%) SSL
6 65 (4.96%) LDAP
7 57 (4.35%) VPN
8 56 (4.27%) Internet
9 55 (4.20%) SAN
10 39 (2.98%) DHCP
11 29 (2.21%) IPsec
12 27 (2.06%) WAN
13 26 (1.98%) LAN
14 25 (1.91%) Network Security
15 22 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
16 21 (1.60%) FTP
17 17 (1.30%) NAS
18 15 (1.15%) IPv6
19 14 (1.07%) OSPF
19 14 (1.07%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (17.56%) MySQL
2 159 (12.14%) MongoDB
3 145 (11.07%) NoSQL
4 118 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (5.04%) Big Data
6 60 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 48 (3.66%) SQL Server
8 45 (3.44%) Hadoop
8 45 (3.44%) Relational Database
9 44 (3.36%) Redis
10 36 (2.75%) Oracle Exadata
11 28 (2.14%) Riak
12 22 (1.68%) CouchDB
12 22 (1.68%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (1.22%) Couchbase
15 15 (1.15%) HBase
16 14 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 12 (0.92%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 473 (36.11%) Jenkins
2 289 (22.06%) Git (software)
3 177 (13.51%) Maven
4 140 (10.69%) JIRA
5 113 (8.63%) Subversion
6 109 (8.32%) Hudson
7 63 (4.81%) Cucumber
8 50 (3.82%) RSpec
9 41 (3.13%) Selenium
10 40 (3.05%) Ant
11 30 (2.29%) TeamCity
12 26 (1.98%) JUnit
13 25 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (1.76%) Eclipse
15 22 (1.68%) Mercurial
16 21 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (1.60%) FitNesse
17 17 (1.30%) Gerrit
18 16 (1.22%) Gradle
19 13 (0.99%) Artifactory
General
1 124 (9.47%) Finance
2 37 (2.82%) Banking
3 29 (2.21%) Financial Institution
4 27 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.76%) Retail
6 20 (1.53%) Publishing
7 19 (1.45%) Games
8 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.61%) Front Office
9 8 (0.61%) Billing
9 8 (0.61%) Marketing
10 7 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.38%) Legal
11 5 (0.38%) Back Office
11 5 (0.38%) Advertising
12 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.076%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.076%) International Banking
13 1 (0.076%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 403 (30.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 154 (11.76%) Developer
3 133 (10.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 132 (10.08%) Linux Engineer
5 104 (7.94%) Architect
6 92 (7.02%) Administrator
7 86 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
8 71 (5.42%) Linux Administrator
9 63 (4.81%) Consultant
10 56 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
10 56 (4.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 53 (4.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 44 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
13 39 (2.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 37 (2.82%) Java Developer
15 34 (2.60%) Software Engineer
16 33 (2.52%) DevOps Consultant
17 21 (1.60%) DevOps Architect
18 19 (1.45%) Solutions Architect
19 17 (1.30%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (23.74%) Web Services
2 161 (12.29%) LAMP
3 81 (6.18%) Middleware
4 70 (5.34%) HTML
4 70 (5.34%) JSON
5 66 (5.04%) XML
6 64 (4.89%) .NET
7 56 (4.27%) J2EE
8 53 (4.05%) CSS
9 48 (3.66%) REST
10 46 (3.51%) RESTful
11 45 (3.44%) HTML5
12 43 (3.28%) SOAP
13 37 (2.82%) MCollective
14 36 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
15 35 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
16 34 (2.60%) Spring
17 27 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
17 27 (2.06%) jQuery
18 26 (1.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 264 (20.15%) Open Source
2 66 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (4.27%) Clustering
4 32 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.21%) Replication
6 24 (1.83%) Hedge funds
7 18 (1.37%) Visualisation
7 18 (1.37%) Wiki
8 17 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 12 (0.92%) Online Games
10 10 (0.76%) Data Integration
10 10 (0.76%) PKI
10 10 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.69%) NHS
12 7 (0.53%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.53%) User Experience
13 6 (0.46%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.46%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 933 (71.22%) Linux
2 296 (22.60%) UNIX
3 234 (17.86%) CentOS
4 191 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 171 (13.05%) Windows
6 137 (10.46%) Ubuntu
7 70 (5.34%) Debian
8 52 (3.97%) Solaris
9 44 (3.36%) SELinux
10 36 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
11 27 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (1.45%) AIX
14 18 (1.37%) SUSE
15 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.53%) Android
16 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.46%) SmartOS
18 5 (0.38%) VMS
19 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (61.83%) DevOps
2 505 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
3 420 (32.06%) Configuration Management
4 391 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
5 217 (16.56%) Scrum
6 101 (7.71%) SOA
7 98 (7.48%) TDD
8 69 (5.27%) Load Balancing
9 68 (5.19%) Kanban
9 68 (5.19%) Build Automation
10 64 (4.89%) Release Management
11 62 (4.73%) Software Engineering
12 60 (4.58%) BDD
13 52 (3.97%) OO
14 50 (3.82%) ITIL
14 50 (3.82%) E-Commerce
15 43 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
16 35 (2.67%) Migration
17 32 (2.44%) Workflow
18 31 (2.37%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 428 (32.67%) Java
2 409 (31.22%) Ruby
3 382 (29.16%) Python
4 273 (20.84%) Perl
5 261 (19.92%) Bash Shell
6 229 (17.48%) PHP
7 133 (10.15%) SQL
8 127 (9.69%) Shell Script
9 111 (8.47%) JavaScript
10 75 (5.73%) PowerShell
11 62 (4.73%) Scala
12 35 (2.67%) C++
13 32 (2.44%) C#
14 23 (1.76%) Korn
15 21 (1.60%) Groovy
15 21 (1.60%) C
16 15 (1.15%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.84%) VB
18 10 (0.76%) AWK
19 9 (0.69%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 90 (6.87%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.43%) SC Cleared
3 21 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (1.45%) CCNA
4 19 (1.45%) Degree
5 13 (0.99%) RHCE
6 10 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (0.69%) VCAP
7 9 (0.69%) Sun Certification
7 9 (0.69%) CCSA
7 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.61%) CISM
8 8 (0.61%) VCDX
8 8 (0.61%) JNCIA
8 8 (0.61%) CISSP
9 7 (0.53%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.38%) MCSE
11 4 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.28%) QA
2 11 (0.84%) SLA
3 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.076%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 224 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (6.49%) vCloud
3 52 (3.97%) Oracle RAC
4 39 (2.98%) Xen
5 35 (2.67%) XenServer
6 33 (2.52%) Active Directory
7 29 (2.21%) Samba
7 29 (2.21%) vSphere
8 25 (1.91%) VMware ESX
9 24 (1.83%) KVM
10 22 (1.68%) Varnish
11 21 (1.60%) NFS
12 20 (1.53%) Postfix
13 19 (1.45%) Hyper-V
14 14 (1.07%) Docker
15 13 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (0.76%) VirtualBox
17 7 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 4 (0.31%) Shibboleth
19 2 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 657 (50.15%) Opscode Chef
2 225 (17.18%) Nagios
3 160 (12.21%) Vagrant
4 124 (9.47%) Salt
5 112 (8.55%) Ansible
6 87 (6.64%) ZABBIX
7 50 (3.82%) Cacti
8 41 (3.13%) YUM
9 29 (2.21%) Cobbler
10 28 (2.14%) Zenoss
11 20 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 18 (1.37%) Kibana
13 16 (1.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 16 (1.22%) HAProxy
14 15 (1.15%) Opsview
15 14 (1.07%) Icinga
15 14 (1.07%) Graylog2
15 14 (1.07%) logstash
15 14 (1.07%) Tivoli
15 14 (1.07%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 336 (25.65%) VMware
2 329 (25.11%) Red Hat
3 163 (12.44%) Oracle
4 104 (7.94%) IBM
5 86 (6.56%) Rackspace
6 76 (5.80%) JBoss
7 63 (4.81%) Splunk
8 58 (4.43%) Microsoft
9 46 (3.51%) SaltStack
10 40 (3.05%) New Relic
11 37 (2.82%) Cisco
12 33 (2.52%) EMC
12 33 (2.52%) NetApp
13 32 (2.44%) Percona
14 31 (2.37%) Citrix
15 29 (2.21%) HP
15 29 (2.21%) Remedy
15 29 (2.21%) Atlassian
16 26 (1.98%) Google
17 19 (1.45%) RightScale
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 550
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: £400-500pd
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago