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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 64 147 216
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +69
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1746 929 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.24% 1.63% 1.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.87% 19.02% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1248 660 395
Median daily rate £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £343 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 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
6048 4884 4500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.23% 8.55% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3985 3010 2625
Median daily rate £450 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 143 133
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.61 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.89% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £44.64 £31.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+29.54% +9.67%

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 July 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 July 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 +83 1701 £488 +12.71% 281
London +89 981 £500 +5.26% 163
South East +83 208 £450 - 32
City of London +45 149 £525 +5.00% 38
Yorkshire +45 145 £500 +25.00% 23
West Yorkshire +42 116 £475 +31.03% 22
West Midlands +67 111 £415 -7.77% 5
Leeds +38 111 £475 +35.71% 19
North West +16 77 £444 -1.38% 27
Shropshire +17 72 £415 +1.21% 2
Surrey +24 64 £463 -15.90% 4
Telford +13 64 £415 +1.21% 2
East of England -25 64 £481 +20.31% 12
Hampshire +27 56 £428 +0.58% 7
South West -22 49 £433 +2.97% 12
East Midlands +41 47 £525 -8.69% 4
Berkshire +39 42 £450 - 8
Manchester +25 37 £475 - 22
Croydon +7 37 £350 -21.12% 1
Oxfordshire +6 28 £425 -7.10% 3
Norfolk - 25 £510 -
Nottinghamshire +13 23 £600 +4.34% 2
Nottingham +6 23 £600 +4.34% 2
Cheshire -13 22 £425 -2.85% 2
Cambridgeshire -25 20 £475 +22.58% 5
Scotland +8 19 £450 - 7
Wales +7 19 £475 +19.87%
Staines +9 18 £525 -
Cambridge -22 18 £475 +18.75% 3
South Yorkshire +1 17 £500 +5.26% 1

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2324 (72.24%) Linux
2 2207 (68.60%) DevOps
3 1351 (42.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1272 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
5 1258 (39.10%) Amazon AWS
6 1209 (37.58%) Jenkins
7 1188 (36.93%) Ansible
8 1093 (33.98%) Python
9 1091 (33.91%) Configuration Management
10 1058 (32.89%) Git (software)
11 978 (30.40%) Java
12 967 (30.06%) Continuous Integration
13 953 (29.62%) Docker
14 914 (28.41%) Ruby
15 644 (20.02%) Red Hat
16 621 (19.30%) Unix
17 602 (18.71%) VMware
18 576 (17.90%) Bash Shell
19 566 (17.59%) Open Source
20 565 (17.56%) Perl
21 556 (17.28%) Windows
22 534 (16.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 488 (15.17%) Apache
24 461 (14.33%) Security Cleared
25 455 (14.14%) JIRA
25 455 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
26 437 (13.58%) Finance
27 414 (12.87%) MongoDB
28 412 (12.81%) SQL
29 400 (12.43%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 488 (15.17%) Apache
2 350 (10.88%) Tomcat
3 326 (10.13%) OpenStack
4 250 (7.77%) Confluence
5 212 (6.59%) nginx
6 135 (4.20%) IIS
7 134 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
8 122 (3.79%) JBoss
9 115 (3.57%) WebSphere
10 113 (3.51%) WebLogic
11 52 (1.62%) Jetty
12 48 (1.49%) Apache Spark
13 37 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
14 34 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
15 26 (0.81%) SharePoint
16 19 (0.59%) Mule
17 14 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
18 13 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
19 12 (0.37%) MQSeries
19 12 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 60 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.40%) HipChat
3 6 (0.19%) MS Office
4 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 11 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.093%) Magento
6 1 (0.031%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.031%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.031%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1258 (39.10%) Amazon AWS
2 455 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (5.97%) PaaS
4 189 (5.88%) IaaS
5 174 (5.41%) GitHub
6 172 (5.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 123 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
7 123 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (2.24%) Amazon S3
9 69 (2.14%) SaaS
10 53 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 49 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 49 (1.52%) Office 365
12 45 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 40 (1.24%) Google App Engine
14 38 (1.18%) Route 53
15 30 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 29 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 22 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
18 18 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 306 (9.51%) DNS
2 262 (8.14%) TCP/IP
3 215 (6.68%) HTTP
4 170 (5.28%) Firewall
5 163 (5.07%) SSL
6 124 (3.85%) VPN
7 113 (3.51%) SAN
8 98 (3.05%) LDAP
9 85 (2.64%) Internet
10 83 (2.58%) DHCP
11 82 (2.55%) Network Security
12 73 (2.27%) SSH
13 71 (2.21%) LAN
14 70 (2.18%) WAN
15 61 (1.90%) FTP
16 59 (1.83%) OpenLDAP
17 58 (1.80%) IPsec
18 52 (1.62%) OpenVPN
19 36 (1.12%) NAS
20 31 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (12.87%) MongoDB
2 375 (11.66%) MySQL
3 314 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 230 (7.15%) NoSQL
5 166 (5.16%) Hadoop
6 128 (3.98%) SQL Server
7 109 (3.39%) Big Data
8 91 (2.83%) Relational Database
9 83 (2.58%) Redis
10 75 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 49 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
12 33 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 29 (0.90%) RDBMS
14 26 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 24 (0.75%) DB2
16 21 (0.65%) Neo4j
16 21 (0.65%) Oracle OWB
17 19 (0.59%) Apache Hive
18 18 (0.56%) MariaDB
19 15 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1209 (37.58%) Jenkins
2 1058 (32.89%) Git (software)
3 455 (14.14%) JIRA
4 351 (10.91%) Maven
5 211 (6.56%) Vagrant
6 208 (6.47%) Subversion
7 168 (5.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 168 (5.22%) TeamCity
8 160 (4.97%) Hudson
9 153 (4.76%) Ant
10 141 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 119 (3.70%) Artifactory
12 114 (3.54%) GitLab
13 98 (3.05%) JUnit
14 94 (2.92%) Selenium
15 88 (2.74%) SonarQube
16 85 (2.64%) Travis CI
17 82 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
18 68 (2.11%) Bitbucket
19 61 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 437 (13.58%) Finance
2 165 (5.13%) Banking
3 89 (2.77%) Retail
4 45 (1.40%) Publishing
5 39 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 38 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 38 (1.18%) Games
7 29 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 27 (0.84%) Legal
9 26 (0.81%) Marketing
10 17 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.50%) Advertising
11 16 (0.50%) Back Office
12 15 (0.47%) Electronics
13 14 (0.44%) Front Office
14 4 (0.12%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.093%) Automotive
15 3 (0.093%) Law
15 3 (0.093%) Local Government
15 3 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1375 (42.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 480 (14.92%) Linux Engineer
3 378 (11.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 305 (9.48%) AWS DevOps
4 305 (9.48%) AWS Engineer
5 281 (8.73%) Developer
6 276 (8.58%) Architect
7 272 (8.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 239 (7.43%) Senior DevOps
9 238 (7.40%) Administrator
10 211 (6.56%) Consultant
11 178 (5.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 171 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
13 162 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
14 150 (4.66%) DevOps Consultant
15 141 (4.38%) Linux Administrator
16 138 (4.29%) Java Developer
17 128 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 126 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
19 114 (3.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (8.73%) Web Services
2 212 (6.59%) ELK Stack
3 203 (6.31%) Spring
4 185 (5.75%) Node.js
5 181 (5.63%) LAMP
6 171 (5.32%) .NET
7 164 (5.10%) HTML
8 153 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
9 134 (4.17%) Sensu
10 122 (3.79%) J2EE
11 121 (3.76%) JSON
12 117 (3.64%) Middleware
13 115 (3.57%) CSS
14 108 (3.36%) REST
15 104 (3.23%) XML
16 98 (3.05%) Spring Boot
17 93 (2.89%) Play Framework
18 92 (2.86%) SOAP
19 83 (2.58%) Hibernate
19 83 (2.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 136 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 128 (3.98%) Public Cloud
3 125 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (2.55%) Private Cloud
5 66 (2.05%) Clustering
6 46 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 44 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 38 (1.18%) Replication
10 37 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 36 (1.12%) User Experience
12 30 (0.93%) EMC VNX
12 30 (0.93%) Wiki
13 28 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (0.71%) Hedge funds
15 19 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
16 17 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
17 15 (0.47%) Visualisation
18 14 (0.44%) iPad
19 13 (0.40%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 2324 (72.24%) Linux
2 621 (19.30%) Unix
3 556 (17.28%) Windows
4 534 (16.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 356 (11.07%) CentOS
6 183 (5.69%) Ubuntu
7 166 (5.16%) Windows Server
8 135 (4.20%) Solaris
9 119 (3.70%) CoreOS
10 68 (2.11%) AIX
10 68 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 50 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 47 (1.46%) Mac OS X
13 39 (1.21%) Debian
14 38 (1.18%) VMS
15 33 (1.03%) Fedora
16 30 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
17 21 (0.65%) SUSE
18 12 (0.37%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2207 (68.60%) DevOps
2 1272 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
3 1091 (33.91%) Configuration Management
4 967 (30.06%) Continuous Integration
5 566 (17.59%) Open Source
6 400 (12.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 318 (9.88%) Scrum
8 227 (7.06%) ITIL
9 218 (6.78%) TDD
10 206 (6.40%) Software Engineering
11 194 (6.03%) Microservices
12 161 (5.00%) High Availability
13 154 (4.79%) Service Management
14 150 (4.66%) E-Commerce
14 150 (4.66%) Migration
15 147 (4.57%) Load Balancing
16 128 (3.98%) Release Management
17 124 (3.85%) Web Operations
18 107 (3.33%) Security Hardening
19 101 (3.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1093 (33.98%) Python
2 978 (30.40%) Java
3 914 (28.41%) Ruby
4 576 (17.90%) Bash Shell
5 565 (17.56%) Perl
6 412 (12.81%) SQL
7 343 (10.66%) PowerShell
8 302 (9.39%) JavaScript
9 242 (7.52%) Shell Script
10 239 (7.43%) PHP
11 188 (5.84%) Scala
12 144 (4.48%) Go
13 89 (2.77%) C++
14 88 (2.74%) C#
15 49 (1.52%) Jython
16 46 (1.43%) C
16 46 (1.43%) Korn
17 42 (1.31%) Clojure
18 41 (1.27%) PL/SQL
19 33 (1.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 461 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 343 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 77 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 77 (2.39%) RHCE
4 72 (2.24%) Degree
5 43 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 32 (0.99%) AWS Certification
7 28 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (0.87%) CISSP
8 25 (0.78%) CCNA
8 25 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
8 25 (0.78%) RHCA
8 25 (0.78%) RHCSA
9 21 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 21 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.62%) CCNP
11 15 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.40%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.37%) MCSE
14 10 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (1.90%) QA
2 60 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 32 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.47%) SLA
5 11 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.22%) COBIT
7 4 (0.12%) SDET
8 2 (0.062%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.031%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 953 (29.62%) Docker
2 347 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (5.84%) Active Directory
4 129 (4.01%) vSphere
5 121 (3.76%) vCloud
6 109 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
7 106 (3.29%) etcd
8 104 (3.23%) flannel
9 95 (2.95%) GlusterFS
10 89 (2.77%) KVM
11 84 (2.61%) Ceph
12 71 (2.21%) Hyper-V
12 71 (2.21%) Postfix
13 64 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
14 62 (1.93%) Squid
15 57 (1.77%) NFS
16 54 (1.68%) Xen
17 39 (1.21%) VMware ESX
18 38 (1.18%) iptables
19 35 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1351 (42.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1188 (36.93%) Ansible
3 337 (10.48%) Kubernetes
4 299 (9.29%) Nagios
5 260 (8.08%) Terraform
6 234 (7.27%) logstash
7 179 (5.56%) Graphite
8 147 (4.57%) ZABBIX
9 120 (3.73%) HAProxy
10 114 (3.54%) Kibana
11 111 (3.45%) Salt
12 91 (2.83%) rkt
12 91 (2.83%) SCCM
13 90 (2.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 90 (2.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 81 (2.52%) Packer
15 77 (2.39%) Mesos
16 62 (1.93%) Grafana
17 60 (1.87%) SCOM
18 56 (1.74%) Consul
Vendors
1 644 (20.02%) Red Hat
2 602 (18.71%) VMware
3 361 (11.22%) Oracle
4 212 (6.59%) Microsoft
5 197 (6.12%) Atlassian
6 193 (6.00%) Splunk
7 138 (4.29%) Google
8 130 (4.04%) Cisco
9 115 (3.57%) HP
10 98 (3.05%) IBM
11 82 (2.55%) EMC
11 82 (2.55%) SaltStack
12 74 (2.30%) Rackspace
13 57 (1.77%) Sonatype
14 54 (1.68%) F5
15 52 (1.62%) NetApp
16 46 (1.43%) Dell
17 44 (1.37%) webMethods
18 42 (1.31%) Veritas
19 37 (1.15%) WSO2
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 59 minutes ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day £475, rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
onezeero.
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £565 per day Rates up to £565/day, 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 400
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Venturi
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Rate: £320 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago