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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 215 386 451
Rank change year-on-year
+171 +65
Contract jobs citing Puppet 535 160 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.00% 5.06% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 123 79
Average daily rate £425 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +135 503 £430 +14.66% 158
London +119 336 £450 +7.14% 101
City of London +36 67 £475 +18.75% 20
South East +34 50 £388 +3.33% 24
North West - 43 £400 - 12
Cheshire - 30 £400 - 3
South West +4 29 £413 - 6
Hampshire - 24 £350 - 4
Bristol - 23 £425 - 3
Yorkshire -13 21 £320 +16.36% 7
Chester - 21 £363 - 1
East of England -17 19 £400 +23.07% 7
West Yorkshire -16 17 £320 +16.36% 6
Leeds -15 16 £320 +16.36% 4
Wales - 16 £350 - 2
Scotland +2 13 £400 -11.11% 5
Berkshire - 13 £375 - 6
Swansea - 12 £350 - 2
Manchester - 12 £388 - 6
West Wales - 12 £350 - 2
Suffolk - 10 £350 - 2
Reading - 8 £431 - 4
Edinburgh - 8 £421 - 4
Surrey -5 7 £481 +28.33% 7
Glasgow +14 5 £400 -11.11% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £325 - 4
Canary Wharf +26 4 £625 -
South Wales - 4 £375 -
Farnborough - 4 £388 - 1
Essex - 4 £575 -

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 653 (71.06%) Linux
2 502 (54.62%) Opscode Chef
3 335 (36.45%) Java
4 289 (31.45%) Ruby
5 267 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
5 267 (29.05%) Continuous Integration
6 261 (28.40%) Python
7 235 (25.57%) Perl
8 234 (25.46%) Red Hat
9 233 (25.35%) Configuration Management
10 216 (23.50%) Jenkins
11 211 (22.96%) Apache
12 210 (22.85%) UNIX
13 186 (20.24%) Web Services
14 176 (19.15%) MySQL
14 176 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
15 168 (18.28%) Open Source
16 162 (17.63%) Bash Shell
17 154 (16.76%) Nagios
18 153 (16.65%) PHP
19 152 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 145 (15.78%) MongoDB
21 140 (15.23%) Git (software)
22 138 (15.02%) Tomcat
23 135 (14.69%) Windows
24 131 (14.25%) CentOS
25 121 (13.17%) Finance
26 117 (12.73%) DNS
27 114 (12.40%) Maven
28 112 (12.19%) LAMP

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 211 (22.96%) Apache
2 138 (15.02%) Tomcat
3 81 (8.81%) nginx
4 59 (6.42%) Node.js
5 54 (5.88%) OpenStack
6 36 (3.92%) IIS
7 29 (3.16%) WebLogic
8 26 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (2.72%) WebSphere
9 25 (2.72%) Apache Solr
10 15 (1.63%) Drupal
11 14 (1.52%) Confluence
12 13 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (1.31%) Jetty
14 11 (1.20%) Alfresco
15 10 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (1.09%) CMS
16 6 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
17 5 (0.54%) Mule
17 5 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 23 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.09%) MS Office
3 4 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 176 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (11.43%) Amazon EC2
3 51 (5.55%) Cloud Computing
4 50 (5.44%) Amazon S3
5 40 (4.35%) SaaS
6 36 (3.92%) PaaS
7 29 (3.16%) Route 53
8 28 (3.05%) IaaS
9 27 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
10 26 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (2.18%) Joyent
12 6 (0.65%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.33%) GitHub
13 3 (0.33%) Heroku
14 2 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.11%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 117 (12.73%) DNS
2 79 (8.60%) HTTP
3 78 (8.49%) TCP/IP
4 73 (7.94%) Firewall
5 61 (6.64%) SAN
6 58 (6.31%) LDAP
7 56 (6.09%) SSL
8 40 (4.35%) DHCP
9 37 (4.03%) VPN
10 26 (2.83%) NAS
11 23 (2.50%) Kerberos
12 19 (2.07%) IPsec
13 18 (1.96%) Network Security
14 16 (1.74%) FTP
15 15 (1.63%) SNMP
15 15 (1.63%) AMQP
16 14 (1.52%) Internet
17 13 (1.41%) SMTP
18 11 (1.20%) WAN
18 11 (1.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (19.15%) MySQL
2 145 (15.78%) MongoDB
3 87 (9.47%) NoSQL
4 74 (8.05%) Big Data
5 64 (6.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 60 (6.53%) Hadoop
7 58 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
8 44 (4.79%) SQL Server
9 43 (4.68%) Redis
10 42 (4.57%) Relational Database
11 29 (3.16%) Riak
12 26 (2.83%) RDBMS
13 25 (2.72%) CouchDB
14 21 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.52%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 216 (23.50%) Jenkins
2 140 (15.23%) Git (software)
3 114 (12.40%) Maven
4 90 (9.79%) Hudson
5 78 (8.49%) Subversion
6 57 (6.20%) Ant
7 53 (5.77%) JIRA
8 50 (5.44%) TeamCity
9 33 (3.59%) Cucumber
10 28 (3.05%) Selenium
11 24 (2.61%) JUnit
12 19 (2.07%) Mercurial
13 16 (1.74%) Mockito
14 14 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.31%) RSpec
15 12 (1.31%) Gradle
15 12 (1.31%) Eclipse
16 11 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (1.20%) WebDriver
17 10 (1.09%) PHPUnit
General
1 121 (13.17%) Finance
2 33 (3.59%) Banking
3 19 (2.07%) Games
4 18 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.63%) Publishing
6 13 (1.41%) Retail
7 8 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.76%) Advertising
9 6 (0.65%) Billing
10 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.54%) Marketing
11 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Front Office
12 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 262 (28.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 138 (15.02%) Administrator
3 113 (12.30%) Systems Administrator
4 107 (11.64%) Developer
5 76 (8.27%) Architect
6 73 (7.94%) Linux Administrator
7 59 (6.42%) Consultant
8 56 (6.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 55 (5.98%) Linux Engineer
10 37 (4.03%) UNIX Administrator
11 31 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
11 31 (3.37%) Java Developer
12 28 (3.05%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 24 (2.61%) Analyst
14 23 (2.50%) Software Engineer
15 17 (1.85%) Senior Developer
16 16 (1.74%) Cloud Engineer
16 16 (1.74%) Senior Architect
17 13 (1.41%) Systems Analyst
17 13 (1.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (20.24%) Web Services
2 112 (12.19%) LAMP
3 70 (7.62%) HTML
4 61 (6.64%) .NET
5 57 (6.20%) REST
6 51 (5.55%) CSS
7 46 (5.01%) XML
8 44 (4.79%) Middleware
9 42 (4.57%) JSON
10 41 (4.46%) RabbitMQ
11 40 (4.35%) RESTful
12 39 (4.24%) HTML5
13 38 (4.13%) Spring
14 32 (3.48%) ActiveMQ
14 32 (3.48%) SOAP
15 30 (3.26%) J2EE
16 28 (3.05%) Hibernate
16 28 (3.05%) CSS3
17 22 (2.39%) jQuery
18 21 (2.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 168 (18.28%) Open Source
2 32 (3.48%) Clustering
3 23 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 16 (1.74%) Replication
5 15 (1.63%) N-Tier
6 14 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.31%) Online Games
9 11 (1.20%) NHS
10 10 (1.09%) Taxonomies
10 10 (1.09%) PKI
11 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.87%) Wiki
13 7 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.65%) Reference Data
14 6 (0.65%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.54%) Cryptography
15 5 (0.54%) Machine Learning
16 4 (0.44%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 653 (71.06%) Linux
2 210 (22.85%) UNIX
3 152 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 135 (14.69%) Windows
5 131 (14.25%) CentOS
6 97 (10.55%) Ubuntu
7 56 (6.09%) Solaris
8 54 (5.88%) Debian
9 16 (1.74%) AIX
10 12 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.20%) Android
12 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.76%) SUSE
13 6 (0.65%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.44%) HPUX
15 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.22%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
1 267 (29.05%) Continuous Integration
2 233 (25.35%) Configuration Management
3 100 (10.88%) Scrum
4 61 (6.64%) TDD
5 58 (6.31%) Software Engineering
6 57 (6.20%) SOA
7 55 (5.98%) E-Commerce
8 49 (5.33%) Migration
9 45 (4.90%) Release Management
10 44 (4.79%) ITIL
11 39 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 37 (4.03%) Load Balancing
13 35 (3.81%) BDD
14 32 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (3.26%) Automated Testing
15 30 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
16 29 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
16 29 (3.16%) Service Management
17 28 (3.05%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 335 (36.45%) Java
2 289 (31.45%) Ruby
3 261 (28.40%) Python
4 235 (25.57%) Perl
5 162 (17.63%) Bash Shell
6 153 (16.65%) PHP
7 89 (9.68%) SQL
8 85 (9.25%) JavaScript
9 81 (8.81%) Shell Script
10 49 (5.33%) C#
11 40 (4.35%) Scala
12 28 (3.05%) PL/SQL
12 28 (3.05%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.39%) C++
14 15 (1.63%) Lua
15 11 (1.20%) Groovy
16 8 (0.87%) Korn
17 7 (0.76%) AWK
17 7 (0.76%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.54%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 25 (2.72%) RHCE
2 23 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.09%) Degree
5 8 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.33%) ISEB
7 3 (0.33%) VCAP
8 2 (0.22%) RHCT
8 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CCNA
9 1 (0.11%) LPIC
9 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) VCDX
9 1 (0.11%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.79%) QA
2 3 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (5.44%) NFS
3 35 (3.81%) Varnish
4 29 (3.16%) Active Directory
5 28 (3.05%) Xen
6 25 (2.72%) KVM
7 24 (2.61%) vCloud
8 21 (2.29%) Samba
9 18 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.63%) Sendmail
11 13 (1.41%) Hyper-V
12 11 (1.20%) XenServer
13 9 (0.98%) Postfix
13 9 (0.98%) vSphere
14 8 (0.87%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.65%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 502 (54.62%) Opscode Chef
2 154 (16.76%) Nagios
3 85 (9.25%) Vagrant
4 47 (5.11%) Ansible
5 41 (4.46%) ZABBIX
6 36 (3.92%) Ganglia
7 31 (3.37%) Cobbler
8 30 (3.26%) Cacti
9 23 (2.50%) HAProxy
10 21 (2.29%) Capistrano
11 17 (1.85%) StatsD
12 14 (1.52%) CFEngine
13 13 (1.41%) Munin
14 11 (1.20%) NetBackup
15 10 (1.09%) Zenoss
15 10 (1.09%) YUM
16 8 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
17 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
18 6 (0.65%) Tivoli
19 5 (0.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 234 (25.46%) Red Hat
2 110 (11.97%) VMware
3 102 (11.10%) Oracle
4 76 (8.27%) Rackspace
5 51 (5.55%) Microsoft
6 48 (5.22%) Splunk
7 41 (4.46%) JBoss
8 38 (4.13%) HP
9 31 (3.37%) Cisco
10 28 (3.05%) Sun
11 22 (2.39%) RightScale
11 22 (2.39%) NetApp
12 18 (1.96%) EMC
12 18 (1.96%) Veritas
13 17 (1.85%) Percona
14 15 (1.63%) New Relic
15 10 (1.09%) F5
15 10 (1.09%) ArcSight
15 10 (1.09%) GigaSpaces
15 10 (1.09%) Google
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Posted: Yesterday
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c.350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ARM Information Security & Communications
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago