The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 190 269 435
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +166
Contract jobs citing Puppet 595 359 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.70% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.43% 9.57% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 250 118
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4122 3751 3788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.53% 7.34% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2428 2100 1968
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 162 174
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +25.71%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +74 576 £425 -5.55% 171
London +52 359 £450 - 105
South East +39 75 £360 -15.29% 25
City of London +40 65 £500 +17.64% 30
Hampshire +24 46 £345 -18.82% 4
South West +17 43 £400 -15.78% 4
East of England -4 36 £400 +23.07% 10
Bristol +9 31 £413 - 2
Southampton +19 29 £338 -4.92% 2
Yorkshire +3 26 £400 -3.61% 9
West Yorkshire +1 21 £400 -3.61% 5
Leeds -7 21 £400 -3.61% 5
Suffolk - 21 £401 - 1
Berkshire +15 13 £488 +17.32% 6
Cambridgeshire 0 13 £400 +23.07% 6
Cambridge -5 13 £400 +23.07% 6
Ipswich - 11 £388 -
West Midlands - 11 £350 - 6
North West -8 10 £425 +22.30% 10
Reading - 10 £488 - 2
East Midlands +10 9 £488 +9.55% 3
Oxfordshire - 8 £350 - 2
Leicestershire -1 6 £550 +23.59% 2
Surrey -3 6 £380 +8.57% 9
North East - 5 £338 - 3
Wales - 5 £463 - 4
West Wales - 5 £463 - 1
Swansea - 5 £463 - 1
Leicester -5 4 £550 +23.59%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £325 - 3

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 806 (71.39%) Linux
2 691 (61.20%) DevOps
3 585 (51.82%) Opscode Chef
4 386 (34.19%) Jenkins
5 382 (33.84%) Java
6 361 (31.98%) Ruby
7 347 (30.74%) Python
8 337 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
9 333 (29.50%) Configuration Management
10 276 (24.45%) Red Hat
11 264 (23.38%) UNIX
12 262 (23.21%) Web Services
13 257 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
14 256 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
15 253 (22.41%) Apache
16 252 (22.32%) VMware
17 243 (21.52%) Perl
18 240 (21.26%) Git (software)
19 237 (20.99%) Bash Shell
20 235 (20.81%) Open Source
21 221 (19.57%) MySQL
22 192 (17.01%) PHP
23 189 (16.74%) Nagios
24 181 (16.03%) CentOS
25 175 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 169 (14.97%) Scrum
27 166 (14.70%) VMware Infrastructure
28 160 (14.17%) Amazon EC2
29 154 (13.64%) Windows
30 150 (13.29%) Maven

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 253 (22.41%) Apache
2 139 (12.31%) Tomcat
3 98 (8.68%) nginx
4 86 (7.62%) WebLogic
5 78 (6.91%) OpenStack
6 65 (5.76%) WebSphere
7 62 (5.49%) Node.js
8 45 (3.99%) IIS
8 45 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (2.92%) Confluence
10 21 (1.86%) Apache Solr
11 20 (1.77%) Jetty
12 18 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (1.42%) SharePoint
14 13 (1.15%) MediaWiki
15 10 (0.89%) WordPress
16 9 (0.80%) Mule
16 9 (0.80%) CMS
17 7 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
17 7 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.089%) Summit
3 1 (0.089%) RMDS
3 1 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 256 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (14.17%) Amazon EC2
3 79 (7.00%) Amazon S3
4 59 (5.23%) SaaS
5 52 (4.61%) PaaS
6 39 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (3.01%) Route 53
7 34 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
8 28 (2.48%) IaaS
8 28 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (0.97%) Google App Engine
10 10 (0.89%) Joyent
11 7 (0.62%) ElastiCache
12 4 (0.35%) Heroku
13 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.18%) Office 365
13 2 (0.18%) GitHub
14 1 (0.089%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.089%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 119 (10.54%) DNS
2 100 (8.86%) Firewall
3 88 (7.79%) TCP/IP
4 86 (7.62%) HTTP
5 64 (5.67%) SSL
6 54 (4.78%) LDAP
7 52 (4.61%) VPN
8 47 (4.16%) SAN
9 40 (3.54%) Internet
9 40 (3.54%) DHCP
10 24 (2.13%) Network Security
11 23 (2.04%) IPsec
12 19 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
13 18 (1.59%) LAN
13 18 (1.59%) WAN
14 15 (1.33%) NAS
15 14 (1.24%) IPv6
16 13 (1.15%) OSPF
16 13 (1.15%) BGP
16 13 (1.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (19.57%) MySQL
2 150 (13.29%) MongoDB
3 145 (12.84%) NoSQL
4 93 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
5 80 (7.09%) Big Data
6 64 (5.67%) Hadoop
7 57 (5.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 50 (4.43%) Redis
9 45 (3.99%) Relational Database
10 41 (3.63%) SQL Server
11 30 (2.66%) Oracle Exadata
12 28 (2.48%) Riak
13 23 (2.04%) CouchDB
14 21 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (1.86%) Oracle Database
15 16 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (1.15%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.97%) HBase
18 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (0.89%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 386 (34.19%) Jenkins
2 240 (21.26%) Git (software)
3 150 (13.29%) Maven
4 109 (9.65%) JIRA
5 107 (9.48%) Hudson
6 103 (9.12%) Subversion
7 51 (4.52%) Ant
8 42 (3.72%) Cucumber
9 39 (3.45%) TeamCity
10 34 (3.01%) JUnit
11 32 (2.83%) RSpec
12 27 (2.39%) Selenium
13 25 (2.21%) Mercurial
14 17 (1.51%) Gerrit
15 15 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (1.24%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.24%) Gradle
17 12 (1.06%) Mockito
17 12 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 11 (0.97%) AnthillPro
General
1 117 (10.36%) Finance
2 28 (2.48%) Telecoms
2 28 (2.48%) Banking
3 27 (2.39%) Financial Institution
4 21 (1.86%) Games
5 15 (1.33%) Retail
6 14 (1.24%) Publishing
7 7 (0.62%) Billing
7 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (0.62%) Marketing
8 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.53%) Advertising
9 5 (0.44%) Front Office
10 3 (0.27%) Back Office
10 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.089%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.089%) International Banking
12 1 (0.089%) Electronics
12 1 (0.089%) Legal
Job Titles
1 367 (32.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 129 (11.43%) Developer
3 114 (10.10%) Linux Engineer
4 96 (8.50%) Architect
4 96 (8.50%) Administrator
5 86 (7.62%) Systems Administrator
6 73 (6.47%) Linux Administrator
7 58 (5.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 53 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
9 45 (3.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 44 (3.90%) Consultant
11 32 (2.83%) Java Developer
12 31 (2.75%) Software Engineer
13 28 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
14 24 (2.13%) DevOps Architect
14 24 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (1.86%) Web Engineer
16 20 (1.77%) DevOps Consultant
17 18 (1.59%) Support Engineer
18 16 (1.42%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (23.21%) Web Services
2 149 (13.20%) LAMP
3 65 (5.76%) HTML
4 62 (5.49%) JSON
5 60 (5.31%) REST
5 60 (5.31%) Middleware
6 58 (5.14%) .NET
7 51 (4.52%) XML
8 50 (4.43%) CSS
9 43 (3.81%) J2EE
10 42 (3.72%) HTML5
11 41 (3.63%) RESTful
12 37 (3.28%) SOAP
13 36 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
14 30 (2.66%) WebSphere MQ
15 26 (2.30%) Spring
15 26 (2.30%) jQuery
16 25 (2.21%) CSS3
16 25 (2.21%) MCollective
17 21 (1.86%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 235 (20.81%) Open Source
2 46 (4.07%) Clustering
3 29 (2.57%) Mobile App
4 23 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.04%) Replication
5 22 (1.95%) Hedge funds
6 18 (1.59%) Wiki
7 16 (1.42%) Online Games
8 12 (1.06%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.71%) Data Integration
9 8 (0.71%) Visualisation
9 8 (0.71%) NHS
9 8 (0.71%) PKI
10 7 (0.62%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.53%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.53%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.44%) New Media
12 5 (0.44%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.44%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 806 (71.39%) Linux
2 264 (23.38%) UNIX
3 181 (16.03%) CentOS
4 175 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 154 (13.64%) Windows
6 118 (10.45%) Ubuntu
7 76 (6.73%) Debian
8 47 (4.16%) Solaris
9 39 (3.45%) SELinux
10 32 (2.83%) Oracle Linux
11 19 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (1.51%) AIX
13 14 (1.24%) Android
14 10 (0.89%) SUSE
15 8 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.53%) SmartOS
17 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (61.20%) DevOps
2 337 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
3 333 (29.50%) Configuration Management
4 257 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (14.97%) Scrum
6 108 (9.57%) SOA
7 89 (7.88%) TDD
8 70 (6.20%) Software Engineering
9 63 (5.58%) Build Automation
10 62 (5.49%) Release Management
11 55 (4.87%) Kanban
11 55 (4.87%) BDD
12 52 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 48 (4.25%) Load Balancing
14 43 (3.81%) ITIL
15 42 (3.72%) E-Commerce
16 41 (3.63%) OO
17 32 (2.83%) Automated Testing
18 31 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
19 30 (2.66%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 382 (33.84%) Java
2 361 (31.98%) Ruby
3 347 (30.74%) Python
4 243 (21.52%) Perl
5 237 (20.99%) Bash Shell
6 192 (17.01%) PHP
7 111 (9.83%) SQL
8 100 (8.86%) Shell Script
9 97 (8.59%) JavaScript
10 55 (4.87%) Scala
11 52 (4.61%) PowerShell
12 32 (2.83%) C++
13 27 (2.39%) C#
14 19 (1.68%) Groovy
15 18 (1.59%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.06%) C
16 12 (1.06%) Korn
17 11 (0.97%) Bourne shell
17 11 (0.97%) AWK
18 8 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.30%) SC Cleared
3 15 (1.33%) Degree
4 12 (1.06%) RHCE
5 10 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (0.80%) Sun Certification
7 8 (0.71%) VCAP
8 7 (0.62%) VCDX
8 7 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.35%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.27%) MCSE
10 3 (0.27%) CCNA
11 2 (0.18%) PhD
11 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.089%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.089%) ISEB
12 1 (0.089%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.54%) QA
2 8 (0.71%) SLA
3 3 (0.27%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.089%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 166 (14.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (5.67%) vCloud
3 49 (4.34%) Oracle RAC
4 31 (2.75%) Xen
5 26 (2.30%) XenServer
6 24 (2.13%) KVM
7 23 (2.04%) Active Directory
8 22 (1.95%) vSphere
9 21 (1.86%) Hyper-V
9 21 (1.86%) Samba
10 20 (1.77%) Postfix
11 18 (1.59%) Varnish
12 15 (1.33%) VMware ESX
12 15 (1.33%) NFS
13 13 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.71%) Docker
15 6 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.44%) VirtualBox
17 4 (0.35%) Shibboleth
17 4 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 585 (51.82%) Opscode Chef
2 189 (16.74%) Nagios
3 131 (11.60%) Vagrant
4 115 (10.19%) Salt
5 98 (8.68%) Ansible
6 71 (6.29%) ZABBIX
7 48 (4.25%) Cacti
8 42 (3.72%) YUM
9 24 (2.13%) Cobbler
10 18 (1.59%) Ganglia
11 16 (1.42%) Zenoss
12 15 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 15 (1.33%) StatsD
12 15 (1.33%) Opsview
13 14 (1.24%) Capistrano
13 14 (1.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 13 (1.15%) HAProxy
15 11 (0.97%) NetBackup
16 9 (0.80%) Munin
16 9 (0.80%) collectd
Vendors
1 276 (24.45%) Red Hat
2 252 (22.32%) VMware
3 144 (12.75%) Oracle
4 82 (7.26%) Rackspace
5 81 (7.17%) IBM
6 59 (5.23%) Microsoft
7 40 (3.54%) JBoss
7 40 (3.54%) Splunk
8 36 (3.19%) Cisco
9 32 (2.83%) NetApp
9 32 (2.83%) New Relic
10 30 (2.66%) SaltStack
11 28 (2.48%) Remedy
12 26 (2.30%) Percona
12 26 (2.30%) RightScale
13 24 (2.13%) HP
14 21 (1.86%) Citrix
14 21 (1.86%) Veritas
15 17 (1.51%) Google
16 16 (1.42%) Atlassian
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago