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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 121 249 368
Rank change year-on-year
+128 +119
Contract jobs citing Puppet 963 397 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 0.77% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.06% 10.73% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 326 146
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4572 3700 3216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.27% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 2226 1696
Average daily rate £415 £388 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 141 211
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.38 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +133 938 £450 - 140
London +83 547 £475 +5.55% 75
South East +83 141 £425 +21.42% 20
City of London +42 97 £450 +5.88% 16
Yorkshire +40 88 £363 -12.65% 10
West Yorkshire +38 82 £363 -12.65% 7
Leeds +32 80 £356 -14.15% 7
Hampshire +31 57 £358 -10.62% 7
South West +11 47 £450 -8.16% 14
Southampton +26 43 £378 +5.59% 3
North West +23 36 £425 - 6
Berkshire +32 30 £488 - 2
West Midlands +24 30 £425 - 6
Oxfordshire - 30 £475 - 4
East of England +13 24 £475 +46.15% 5
Bristol +7 19 £450 -8.16% 3
North East - 18 £500 - 1
Cheshire +18 17 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £500 - 1
Oxford - 17 £494 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 17 £500 - 1
Reading +34 16 £463 - 2
Westminster - 13 £533 -
Wales -13 10 £350 -23.91% 4
Surrey +1 9 £400 +6.66% 2
Wiltshire - 9 £438 - 4
Hertfordshire - 9 £413 - 2
Cambridgeshire -7 8 £475 +46.15% 3
East Midlands - 8 £550 - 1
Manchester - 8 £450 - 6

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1217 (70.80%) Linux
2 1116 (64.92%) DevOps
3 891 (51.83%) Opscode Chef
4 754 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
5 727 (42.29%) Jenkins
6 620 (36.07%) Java
7 598 (34.79%) Continuous Integration
7 598 (34.79%) Configuration Management
8 595 (34.61%) Ruby
9 510 (29.67%) Python
10 412 (23.97%) Git (software)
11 390 (22.69%) VMware
12 388 (22.57%) Red Hat
13 383 (22.28%) Web Services
14 376 (21.87%) UNIX
15 370 (21.52%) Apache
16 342 (19.90%) Scrum
17 340 (19.78%) Amazon AWS
18 338 (19.66%) Open Source
19 326 (18.96%) Perl
20 325 (18.91%) Bash Shell
21 317 (18.44%) CentOS
22 309 (17.98%) MongoDB
23 288 (16.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 284 (16.52%) Nagios
25 282 (16.40%) PHP
26 262 (15.24%) MySQL
27 254 (14.78%) Ansible
28 245 (14.25%) Maven
29 234 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 370 (21.52%) Apache
2 205 (11.93%) Tomcat
3 148 (8.61%) OpenStack
4 122 (7.10%) nginx
5 120 (6.98%) JBoss
6 105 (6.11%) Node.js
7 94 (5.47%) WebLogic
8 87 (5.06%) Confluence
9 82 (4.77%) Elasticsearch
10 64 (3.72%) WebSphere
11 53 (3.08%) Apache Solr
12 40 (2.33%) IIS
13 31 (1.80%) Drupal
14 20 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 19 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 19 (1.11%) Jetty
16 18 (1.05%) CMS
17 13 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
18 12 (0.70%) Apache Pig
19 11 (0.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 49 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.35%) MS Office
4 4 (0.23%) MS Project
4 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.12%) Summit
4 1 (0.058%) assyst
4 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.058%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 340 (19.78%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (10.59%) Amazon EC2
3 124 (7.21%) PaaS
4 88 (5.12%) Amazon S3
5 76 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 57 (3.32%) SaaS
7 55 (3.20%) IaaS
8 32 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
9 30 (1.75%) Route 53
10 22 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (1.22%) Heroku
12 17 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.81%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.70%) Joyent
14 12 (0.70%) Engine Yard
15 11 (0.64%) GitHub
16 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.23%) ElastiCache
17 3 (0.17%) CloudBees
18 2 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 142 (8.26%) DNS
2 137 (7.97%) TCP/IP
3 114 (6.63%) Firewall
4 105 (6.11%) HTTP
5 91 (5.29%) SSL
6 73 (4.25%) LDAP
7 72 (4.19%) Internet
8 58 (3.37%) SAN
9 38 (2.21%) DHCP
9 38 (2.21%) VPN
10 35 (2.04%) Network Security
11 23 (1.34%) WAN
12 22 (1.28%) LAN
12 22 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
13 18 (1.05%) IPsec
13 18 (1.05%) VLAN
14 17 (0.99%) SSH
15 15 (0.87%) FTP
15 15 (0.87%) NAS
16 14 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (17.98%) MongoDB
2 262 (15.24%) MySQL
3 217 (12.62%) NoSQL
4 150 (8.73%) PostgreSQL
5 101 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 79 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 78 (4.54%) Big Data
7 78 (4.54%) Redis
8 75 (4.36%) Hadoop
9 67 (3.90%) SQL Server
10 44 (2.56%) CouchDB
11 43 (2.50%) RDBMS
12 42 (2.44%) Riak
13 37 (2.15%) Oracle Database
14 32 (1.86%) Oracle Exadata
15 29 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (1.22%) Couchbase
16 21 (1.22%) MariaDB
17 20 (1.16%) HBase
18 18 (1.05%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 727 (42.29%) Jenkins
2 412 (23.97%) Git (software)
3 245 (14.25%) Maven
4 192 (11.17%) Subversion
5 164 (9.54%) JIRA
6 105 (6.11%) Hudson
7 99 (5.76%) Cucumber
8 76 (4.42%) TeamCity
9 75 (4.36%) Selenium
10 71 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 56 (3.26%) RSpec
12 44 (2.56%) JUnit
13 34 (1.98%) Ant
14 29 (1.69%) Artifactory
15 26 (1.51%) Mockito
16 24 (1.40%) Eclipse
17 22 (1.28%) FitNesse
18 20 (1.16%) Gradle
19 19 (1.11%) PHPUnit
20 16 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 117 (6.81%) Finance
2 42 (2.44%) Banking
3 41 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.92%) Publishing
5 31 (1.80%) Retail
6 26 (1.51%) Games
7 22 (1.28%) Marketing
8 19 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.64%) Electronics
10 8 (0.47%) Advertising
11 7 (0.41%) Back Office
12 6 (0.35%) Front Office
13 5 (0.29%) Legal
14 2 (0.12%) Billing
14 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.058%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.058%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.058%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 599 (34.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 244 (14.19%) Developer
3 146 (8.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 129 (7.50%) Architect
5 124 (7.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 112 (6.52%) Linux Engineer
7 91 (5.29%) Administrator
8 77 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
9 71 (4.13%) Linux Administrator
10 67 (3.90%) Java Developer
11 64 (3.72%) Consultant
12 62 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
13 55 (3.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 48 (2.79%) Cloud Engineer
15 43 (2.50%) DevOps Consultant
16 41 (2.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 36 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
17 36 (2.09%) Senior Developer
18 31 (1.80%) Infrastructure Architect
18 31 (1.80%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (22.28%) Web Services
2 138 (8.03%) LAMP
3 97 (5.64%) JSON
3 97 (5.64%) HTML
4 79 (4.60%) Middleware
5 77 (4.48%) RESTful
5 77 (4.48%) Spring
6 74 (4.30%) XML
7 70 (4.07%) .NET
8 68 (3.96%) REST
9 63 (3.66%) CSS
10 62 (3.61%) J2EE
10 62 (3.61%) SOAP
11 60 (3.49%) HTML5
12 59 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
13 55 (3.20%) MCollective
14 53 (3.08%) ActiveMQ
15 50 (2.91%) Hibernate
16 40 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
16 40 (2.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 338 (19.66%) Open Source
2 99 (5.76%) Clustering
3 69 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.09%) Replication
6 28 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 17 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 17 (0.99%) User Experience
10 16 (0.93%) Online Games
11 13 (0.76%) Taxonomies
12 12 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.70%) Device Driver
12 12 (0.70%) Wiki
13 11 (0.64%) NHS
13 11 (0.64%) DTV
13 11 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.52%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1217 (70.80%) Linux
2 376 (21.87%) UNIX
3 317 (18.44%) CentOS
4 288 (16.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 211 (12.27%) Windows
6 203 (11.81%) Ubuntu
7 75 (4.36%) Debian
8 56 (3.26%) Solaris
9 44 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (2.39%) AIX
11 40 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
12 34 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 23 (1.34%) SUSE
15 17 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.64%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.47%) VMS
17 8 (0.47%) Fedora
18 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1116 (64.92%) DevOps
2 754 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
3 598 (34.79%) Continuous Integration
3 598 (34.79%) Configuration Management
4 342 (19.90%) Scrum
5 170 (9.89%) TDD
6 137 (7.97%) SOA
7 110 (6.40%) Kanban
8 99 (5.76%) BDD
8 99 (5.76%) Load Balancing
9 97 (5.64%) Software Engineering
10 93 (5.41%) Automated Testing
11 85 (4.94%) OO
12 69 (4.01%) Build Automation
13 68 (3.96%) E-Commerce
14 63 (3.66%) Change Management
15 62 (3.61%) ITIL
16 61 (3.55%) Release Management
17 49 (2.85%) Service Delivery
18 43 (2.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 620 (36.07%) Java
2 595 (34.61%) Ruby
3 510 (29.67%) Python
4 326 (18.96%) Perl
5 325 (18.91%) Bash Shell
6 282 (16.40%) PHP
7 162 (9.42%) Shell Script
8 152 (8.84%) SQL
9 133 (7.74%) JavaScript
10 121 (7.04%) PowerShell
11 86 (5.00%) Scala
12 52 (3.03%) C#
13 34 (1.98%) C++
14 33 (1.92%) C
15 31 (1.80%) Golang
16 27 (1.57%) Korn
17 16 (0.93%) Clojure
18 11 (0.64%) Groovy
19 10 (0.58%) VB
20 7 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 192 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 128 (7.45%) SC Cleared
3 45 (2.62%) Degree
4 31 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.51%) CCNA
6 19 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.76%) CCSA
8 12 (0.70%) BC Cleared
8 12 (0.70%) CISSP
8 12 (0.70%) CISM
8 12 (0.70%) JNCIA
9 11 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.41%) RHCE
11 7 (0.41%) RHCSA
12 6 (0.35%) VCAP
12 6 (0.35%) MCSE
12 6 (0.35%) CCNP
12 6 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.07%) QA
2 18 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 234 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (5.35%) vCloud
3 48 (2.79%) vSphere
4 47 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
5 40 (2.33%) Docker
6 38 (2.21%) Active Directory
7 37 (2.15%) NFS
8 34 (1.98%) Varnish
9 32 (1.86%) Xen
10 27 (1.57%) VMware ESX
10 27 (1.57%) XenServer
11 25 (1.45%) Hyper-V
12 21 (1.22%) VirtualBox
13 20 (1.16%) Samba
14 19 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 17 (0.99%) KVM
17 13 (0.76%) Squid
18 10 (0.58%) Postfix
19 8 (0.47%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 891 (51.83%) Opscode Chef
2 284 (16.52%) Nagios
3 254 (14.78%) Ansible
4 199 (11.58%) Vagrant
5 136 (7.91%) Salt
6 99 (5.76%) ZABBIX
7 66 (3.84%) Graphite
8 47 (2.73%) Cobbler
9 46 (2.68%) Cacti
10 43 (2.50%) SELinux
11 33 (1.92%) Zenoss
12 32 (1.86%) yum
12 32 (1.86%) Kibana
13 25 (1.45%) collectd
14 23 (1.34%) Tivoli
14 23 (1.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 23 (1.34%) Opsview
15 22 (1.28%) Graylog2
16 20 (1.16%) CFEngine
17 19 (1.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 390 (22.69%) VMware
2 388 (22.57%) Red Hat
3 226 (13.15%) Oracle
4 95 (5.53%) Rackspace
5 91 (5.29%) IBM
6 84 (4.89%) Microsoft
7 81 (4.71%) Splunk
8 60 (3.49%) SaltStack
9 48 (2.79%) EMC
10 46 (2.68%) New Relic
11 45 (2.62%) Atlassian
12 43 (2.50%) HP
13 34 (1.98%) NetApp
14 32 (1.86%) Cisco
15 31 (1.80%) Percona
16 30 (1.75%) Citrix
16 30 (1.75%) Perforce
17 21 (1.22%) Google
17 21 (1.22%) Veritas
17 21 (1.22%) Remedy
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 50 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Wales
@ITS
Rate: Up to £400 per day Around £400 p/day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Hyphen
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago