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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 74 139 222
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +83
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1550 876 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.89% 1.62% 1.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.27% 19.94% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 638 383
Median daily rate £488 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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
5683 4393 4231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.60% 8.10% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3613 2743 2495
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 178 150
Median hourly rate £27.04 £20.19 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -3.88%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +64 1478 £488 +8.33% 316
London +71 808 £500 - 190
Yorkshire +34 147 £458 +22.00% 29
South East -3 141 £450 +5.88% 45
City of London +59 128 £475 - 52
West Midlands +67 109 £464 +15.93% 10
West Yorkshire +31 105 £425 +13.33% 22
Leeds +14 93 £425 +13.33% 20
North West +12 89 £450 +2.85% 16
Shropshire +22 87 £475 +18.75% 1
Telford +20 80 £475 +18.75%
East of England +14 70 £488 +30.00% 11
South West -12 48 £413 -12.00% 13
Cambridgeshire +18 46 £475 +46.15% 9
Cambridge +5 43 £475 +40.74% 6
Hampshire -4 43 £425 +10.38% 5
East Midlands +20 37 £550 -2.22% 1
Surrey 0 37 £450 -6.00% 17
Berkshire +26 36 £450 +16.12% 16
Manchester +9 35 £483 -1.02% 15
Scotland +15 34 £400 - 7
North East -38 28 £351 -21.23% 1
Cheshire 0 26 £425 -2.85% 1
Tyne and Wear -36 26 £340 -23.53% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 25 £351 -21.23% 1
Edinburgh +6 24 £400 - 5
South Yorkshire +2 23 £500 +33.33% 4
Nottinghamshire +7 21 £600 +4.34% 1
Nottingham +6 21 £600 +4.34% 1
Sheffield -16 21 £500 +29.03% 4

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 2056 (74.76%) Linux
2 1911 (69.49%) DevOps
3 1187 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
4 1129 (41.05%) Opscode Chef
5 1072 (38.98%) Jenkins
6 1053 (38.29%) Configuration Management
7 1007 (36.62%) Java
8 998 (36.29%) Amazon AWS
9 983 (35.75%) Python
10 931 (33.85%) Git (software)
11 908 (33.02%) Ansible
12 870 (31.64%) Continuous Integration
13 817 (29.71%) Ruby
14 739 (26.87%) Docker
15 624 (22.69%) Unix
16 564 (20.51%) Red Hat
17 563 (20.47%) Bash Shell
18 545 (19.82%) VMware
19 523 (19.02%) Perl
20 510 (18.55%) Open Source
21 508 (18.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 488 (17.75%) Windows
23 414 (15.05%) Security Cleared
24 396 (14.40%) Apache
25 376 (13.67%) SQL
26 374 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
27 372 (13.53%) JIRA
28 370 (13.45%) MongoDB
29 367 (13.35%) Finance
30 366 (13.31%) Maven

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
1 396 (14.40%) Apache
2 342 (12.44%) Tomcat
3 317 (11.53%) OpenStack
4 237 (8.62%) nginx
5 201 (7.31%) Confluence
6 178 (6.47%) Node.js
7 137 (4.98%) JBoss
8 126 (4.58%) IIS
9 107 (3.89%) WebSphere
10 97 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
11 93 (3.38%) WebLogic
12 72 (2.62%) Jetty
13 40 (1.45%) Apache Spark
14 31 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
15 28 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
16 23 (0.84%) SharePoint
17 13 (0.47%) CloudStack
17 13 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
18 12 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
18 12 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 62 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.69%) HipChat
3 7 (0.25%) MS Office
4 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.036%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.036%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 998 (36.29%) Amazon AWS
2 374 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 172 (6.25%) IaaS
4 164 (5.96%) GitHub
5 156 (5.67%) PaaS
6 112 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
6 112 (4.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 97 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
8 67 (2.44%) SaaS
9 52 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 51 (1.85%) Amazon S3
11 49 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
12 40 (1.45%) Google App Engine
13 39 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 31 (1.13%) Route 53
15 30 (1.09%) Office 365
16 27 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 24 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 23 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 22 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 264 (9.60%) DNS
2 256 (9.31%) TCP/IP
3 244 (8.87%) HTTP
4 160 (5.82%) SSL
5 145 (5.27%) Firewall
6 108 (3.93%) LDAP
7 103 (3.75%) SAN
8 88 (3.20%) DHCP
9 78 (2.84%) Internet
10 67 (2.44%) FTP
10 67 (2.44%) VPN
11 59 (2.15%) IPsec
12 57 (2.07%) Network Security
13 53 (1.93%) LAN
14 50 (1.82%) WAN
15 40 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
16 31 (1.13%) SMTP
17 30 (1.09%) NAS
18 27 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
19 25 (0.91%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (13.45%) MongoDB
2 335 (12.18%) MySQL
3 219 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
4 206 (7.49%) NoSQL
5 122 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 100 (3.64%) Big Data
7 97 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 95 (3.45%) Hadoop
9 73 (2.65%) Redis
10 64 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 29 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 24 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 23 (0.84%) DB2
16 22 (0.80%) Apache Hive
16 22 (0.80%) MariaDB
17 19 (0.69%) HBase
18 18 (0.65%) Neo4j
19 16 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1072 (38.98%) Jenkins
2 931 (33.85%) Git (software)
3 372 (13.53%) JIRA
4 366 (13.31%) Maven
5 189 (6.87%) Vagrant
6 161 (5.85%) Subversion
7 156 (5.67%) TeamCity
8 144 (5.24%) Hudson
9 115 (4.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 114 (4.15%) Selenium
11 112 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
12 111 (4.04%) GitLab
13 110 (4.00%) Artifactory
14 103 (3.75%) Ant
15 82 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
16 77 (2.80%) Travis CI
17 63 (2.29%) JUnit
18 62 (2.25%) SonarQube
19 45 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
20 43 (1.56%) Gradle
General
1 367 (13.35%) Finance
2 144 (5.24%) Banking
3 60 (2.18%) Retail
4 42 (1.53%) Games
5 33 (1.20%) Publishing
6 30 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 25 (0.91%) Legal
9 24 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.76%) Marketing
11 16 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.55%) Electronics
13 10 (0.36%) Back Office
14 8 (0.29%) Advertising
15 4 (0.15%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.11%) Front Office
16 3 (0.11%) Law
16 3 (0.11%) Local Government
16 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1180 (42.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 409 (14.87%) Linux Engineer
3 333 (12.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 249 (9.05%) Developer
5 245 (8.91%) Architect
6 236 (8.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 225 (8.18%) AWS Engineer
8 192 (6.98%) Administrator
9 141 (5.13%) Consultant
10 134 (4.87%) Systems Administrator
11 130 (4.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 124 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
13 113 (4.11%) Linux Administrator
14 102 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 102 (3.71%) Java Developer
15 96 (3.49%) DevOps Consultant
16 94 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 88 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
18 83 (3.02%) Operations Engineer
19 64 (2.33%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (9.78%) Web Services
2 174 (6.33%) ELK Stack
3 168 (6.11%) .NET
4 167 (6.07%) LAMP
5 155 (5.64%) Sensu
6 153 (5.56%) Spring
7 124 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
8 120 (4.36%) HTML
9 111 (4.04%) Middleware
10 104 (3.78%) REST
11 103 (3.75%) J2EE
12 96 (3.49%) JSON
13 86 (3.13%) SOAP
14 85 (3.09%) XML
15 83 (3.02%) CSS
16 80 (2.91%) Play Framework
17 79 (2.87%) Spring Boot
18 69 (2.51%) RESTful
19 65 (2.36%) MCollective
20 61 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 136 (4.95%) Data Centre
2 95 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (2.65%) Public Cloud
4 71 (2.58%) Private Cloud
5 63 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.07%) Clustering
7 48 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 47 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (1.27%) User Experience
10 32 (1.16%) Replication
11 27 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 22 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (0.65%) HACMP
13 18 (0.65%) Visualisation
14 17 (0.62%) Wiki
15 16 (0.58%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.55%) Fintech
17 14 (0.51%) EMC VNX
17 14 (0.51%) iPad
18 13 (0.47%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 2056 (74.76%) Linux
2 624 (22.69%) Unix
3 508 (18.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 488 (17.75%) Windows
5 283 (10.29%) CentOS
6 197 (7.16%) Ubuntu
7 137 (4.98%) Windows Server
8 110 (4.00%) Solaris
9 99 (3.60%) CoreOS
10 68 (2.47%) AIX
11 63 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 38 (1.38%) Mac OS X
14 37 (1.35%) VMS
15 34 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
16 33 (1.20%) Debian
17 23 (0.84%) SUSE
18 18 (0.65%) Windows 7
19 17 (0.62%) Fedora
20 13 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1911 (69.49%) DevOps
2 1187 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1053 (38.29%) Configuration Management
4 870 (31.64%) Continuous Integration
5 510 (18.55%) Open Source
6 327 (11.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 302 (10.98%) Scrum
8 197 (7.16%) ITIL
8 197 (7.16%) Microservices
9 180 (6.55%) TDD
10 149 (5.42%) High Availability
11 148 (5.38%) Software Engineering
12 133 (4.84%) Web Operations
13 118 (4.29%) Migration
14 115 (4.18%) Release Management
15 112 (4.07%) OO
16 105 (3.82%) E-Commerce
17 104 (3.78%) Security Hardening
18 96 (3.49%) SOA
19 91 (3.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1007 (36.62%) Java
2 983 (35.75%) Python
3 817 (29.71%) Ruby
4 563 (20.47%) Bash Shell
5 523 (19.02%) Perl
6 376 (13.67%) SQL
7 304 (11.05%) PowerShell
8 259 (9.42%) JavaScript
9 203 (7.38%) Shell Script
10 179 (6.51%) PHP
11 149 (5.42%) Scala
12 133 (4.84%) Go
13 94 (3.42%) C++
14 76 (2.76%) C#
15 46 (1.67%) C
15 46 (1.67%) Korn
16 36 (1.31%) Clojure
17 35 (1.27%) Jython
18 31 (1.13%) PL/SQL
19 30 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 414 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 324 (11.78%) SC Cleared
3 64 (2.33%) Degree
4 57 (2.07%) RHCE
5 44 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 36 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 25 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (0.76%) BC Cleared
9 20 (0.73%) CISSP
10 18 (0.65%) RHCSA
11 17 (0.62%) RHCA
12 16 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (0.58%) MCSE
13 15 (0.55%) CCNA
14 11 (0.40%) AWS Certification
15 10 (0.36%) CCNP
15 10 (0.36%) VCAP
16 9 (0.33%) PMI Certification
17 8 (0.29%) GCIH
17 8 (0.29%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (1.96%) QA
2 49 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (0.87%) SLA
4 20 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.25%) COBIT
7 4 (0.15%) SDET
8 2 (0.073%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 739 (26.87%) Docker
2 356 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (5.85%) Active Directory
4 145 (5.27%) vSphere
5 95 (3.45%) etcd
5 95 (3.45%) flannel
6 88 (3.20%) GlusterFS
7 80 (2.91%) Ceph
8 70 (2.55%) NFS
8 70 (2.55%) Xen
9 68 (2.47%) KVM
10 66 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
11 62 (2.25%) vCloud
12 50 (1.82%) Hyper-V
13 49 (1.78%) VMware ESX
14 35 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 30 (1.09%) Squid
16 28 (1.02%) Samba
16 28 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 22 (0.80%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1129 (41.05%) Opscode Chef
2 908 (33.02%) Ansible
3 314 (11.42%) Nagios
4 229 (8.33%) logstash
5 201 (7.31%) Graphite
5 201 (7.31%) Kubernetes
6 116 (4.22%) Terraform
7 115 (4.18%) ZABBIX
8 113 (4.11%) HAProxy
9 108 (3.93%) Salt
10 90 (3.27%) SCCM
11 87 (3.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 87 (3.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 83 (3.02%) Kibana
13 75 (2.73%) Mesos
14 73 (2.65%) Packer
15 67 (2.44%) Grafana
16 58 (2.11%) SCOM
17 53 (1.93%) Uchiwa
18 47 (1.71%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 564 (20.51%) Red Hat
2 545 (19.82%) VMware
3 277 (10.07%) Oracle
4 218 (7.93%) Splunk
5 213 (7.75%) Microsoft
6 176 (6.40%) Atlassian
7 127 (4.62%) Google
8 112 (4.07%) Cisco
9 109 (3.96%) HP
10 103 (3.75%) IBM
11 70 (2.55%) Rackspace
12 51 (1.85%) SaltStack
13 50 (1.82%) F5
13 50 (1.82%) NetApp
14 49 (1.78%) EMC
15 46 (1.67%) Dell
15 46 (1.67%) Veritas
16 35 (1.27%) webMethods
17 28 (1.02%) MuleSoft
18 26 (0.95%) Hortonworks
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Networkers PLC
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £345 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + extensive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant On Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago