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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 136 209 367
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +158
Contract jobs citing Puppet 873 538 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.03% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.76% 13.18% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 370 139
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average 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
4205 4083 3396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.81% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2410 1901
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 146 170
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 +76 833 £445 +4.70% 268
London +42 412 £481 +6.94% 146
South East +45 113 £425 +13.71% 37
City of London +31 93 £475 +2.20% 45
Yorkshire +20 72 £375 +7.14% 8
East of England +54 70 £375 -3.22% 24
North West +7 61 £438 +9.37% 18
South West +22 55 £463 +8.82% 24
Leeds +17 52 £375 +15.38% 8
West Yorkshire +12 52 £375 +15.38% 8
Cambridgeshire +37 46 £350 -9.67% 14
Hampshire +14 46 £385 +6.94% 6
Cambridge +34 43 £350 -9.67% 13
Southampton +6 27 £385 +1.31% 2
Cheshire -8 26 £438 +12.90% 6
Bristol -9 24 £444 +4.41% 12
East Midlands - 24 £575 - 4
Lancashire +28 22 £331 -14.58%
Surrey +22 22 £479 -0.51% 4
Oxfordshire 0 20 £450 - 6
North East +5 19 £445 - 2
Chester +1 19 £438 +16.66% 1
Wales -2 19 £415 +18.57% 2
Essex - 19 £400 - 6
South Yorkshire +5 18 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 17 £445 - 2
Tyne and Wear +3 17 £445 - 2
Sheffield +9 16 £388 -
Burnley +13 15 £375 -4.76%
Nottingham - 13 £575 - 1

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1252 (72.83%) Linux
2 1074 (62.48%) DevOps
3 914 (53.17%) Opscode Chef
4 718 (41.77%) Jenkins
5 706 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
6 692 (40.26%) Configuration Management
7 646 (37.58%) Continuous Integration
8 618 (35.95%) Python
9 615 (35.78%) Ruby
10 598 (34.79%) Amazon AWS
11 595 (34.61%) Java
12 450 (26.18%) Git (software)
13 376 (21.87%) Ansible
14 373 (21.70%) Red Hat
15 368 (21.41%) VMware
16 354 (20.59%) Windows
17 351 (20.42%) UNIX
18 350 (20.36%) MongoDB
19 339 (19.72%) MySQL
20 335 (19.49%) Bash Shell
21 321 (18.67%) Open Source
22 315 (18.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 307 (17.86%) Web Services
24 292 (16.99%) Perl
25 270 (15.71%) Apache
26 253 (14.72%) Scrum
27 247 (14.37%) PHP
28 236 (13.73%) Subversion
29 230 (13.38%) Oracle
30 225 (13.09%) CentOS

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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
1 270 (15.71%) Apache
2 185 (10.76%) Tomcat
3 171 (9.95%) OpenStack
4 148 (8.61%) nginx
5 108 (6.28%) Confluence
6 101 (5.88%) IIS
7 97 (5.64%) JBoss
8 85 (4.94%) Node.js
9 81 (4.71%) WebLogic
10 61 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
11 50 (2.91%) WebSphere
12 37 (2.15%) Drupal
13 36 (2.09%) Jetty
14 24 (1.40%) Apache Solr
15 17 (0.99%) SharePoint
15 17 (0.99%) MediaWiki
16 16 (0.93%) CMS
17 15 (0.87%) Mule ESB
17 15 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 12 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 42 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.058%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 598 (34.79%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (9.08%) Amazon EC2
3 131 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 100 (5.82%) PaaS
5 82 (4.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 61 (3.55%) Amazon S3
7 51 (2.97%) IaaS
8 50 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
9 46 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 40 (2.33%) Heroku
11 34 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
12 33 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 29 (1.69%) SaaS
13 29 (1.69%) Route 53
14 27 (1.57%) GitHub
15 26 (1.51%) Google App Engine
16 25 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 15 (0.87%) OpenShift
18 8 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
18 8 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 174 (10.12%) TCP/IP
2 172 (10.01%) HTTP
3 153 (8.90%) DNS
4 137 (7.97%) Firewall
5 123 (7.16%) SSL
6 73 (4.25%) Network Security
7 61 (3.55%) DHCP
7 61 (3.55%) Internet
8 57 (3.32%) IPsec
9 52 (3.03%) FTP
10 51 (2.97%) LDAP
11 47 (2.73%) VPN
12 44 (2.56%) LAN
13 43 (2.50%) SAN
14 34 (1.98%) WAN
15 23 (1.34%) VLAN
16 20 (1.16%) NAS
16 20 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
17 17 (0.99%) AMQP
18 15 (0.87%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (20.36%) MongoDB
2 339 (19.72%) MySQL
3 185 (10.76%) NoSQL
4 157 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
5 114 (6.63%) Redis
6 105 (6.11%) SQL Server
7 95 (5.53%) Relational Database
8 81 (4.71%) Hadoop
9 64 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 46 (2.68%) Big Data
10 46 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 44 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 28 (1.63%) CouchDB
13 24 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.40%) Couchbase
14 19 (1.11%) MariaDB
14 19 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.05%) Riak
16 12 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 718 (41.77%) Jenkins
2 450 (26.18%) Git (software)
3 236 (13.73%) Subversion
4 175 (10.18%) JIRA
5 172 (10.01%) Maven
6 93 (5.41%) Hudson
7 84 (4.89%) TeamCity
8 82 (4.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 77 (4.48%) Cucumber
10 62 (3.61%) Ant
10 62 (3.61%) JUnit
11 54 (3.14%) Mercurial
12 52 (3.03%) Selenium
13 46 (2.68%) Gradle
14 45 (2.62%) Artifactory
15 43 (2.50%) RSpec
16 27 (1.57%) JMeter
16 27 (1.57%) Eclipse
16 27 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (1.45%) Gerrit
General
1 130 (7.56%) Finance
2 38 (2.21%) Banking
3 33 (1.92%) Marketing
3 33 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.69%) Publishing
4 29 (1.69%) Games
5 28 (1.63%) Retail
6 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.52%) Electronics
8 8 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.35%) Legal
10 4 (0.23%) Advertising
10 4 (0.23%) Billing
10 4 (0.23%) German Language
10 4 (0.23%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.12%) Turkish Language
13 1 (0.058%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.058%) French Language
Job Titles
1 637 (37.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 223 (12.97%) Developer
3 179 (10.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 154 (8.96%) Administrator
5 136 (7.91%) Systems Administrator
6 129 (7.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 109 (6.34%) Architect
8 108 (6.28%) Linux Engineer
9 101 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
10 89 (5.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 73 (4.25%) Consultant
12 57 (3.32%) Java Developer
13 55 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 49 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
15 46 (2.68%) Senior Developer
16 38 (2.21%) DevOps Consultant
17 27 (1.57%) Web Engineer
18 25 (1.45%) Cloud Engineer
19 24 (1.40%) Technical Architect
20 21 (1.22%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (17.86%) Web Services
2 123 (7.16%) HTML
3 122 (7.10%) .NET
4 104 (6.05%) CSS
5 96 (5.58%) LAMP
6 85 (4.94%) REST
7 83 (4.83%) JSON
8 80 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
9 75 (4.36%) RabbitMQ
10 74 (4.30%) Middleware
11 69 (4.01%) J2EE
12 58 (3.37%) HTML5
13 54 (3.14%) Spring
14 45 (2.62%) RESTful
15 42 (2.44%) XML
16 39 (2.27%) AngularJS
17 36 (2.09%) CSS3
17 36 (2.09%) jQuery
18 34 (1.98%) Django
19 30 (1.75%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 77 (4.48%) Clustering
3 70 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 33 (1.92%) Replication
5 33 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 30 (1.75%) Digital Media
7 28 (1.63%) Wiki
8 26 (1.51%) User Experience
8 26 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.11%) Computer Science
11 16 (0.93%) Public Cloud
12 13 (0.76%) Streaming Video
13 11 (0.64%) Device Driver
13 11 (0.64%) iPhone
13 11 (0.64%) iPad
14 9 (0.52%) Spread Betting
14 9 (0.52%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1252 (72.83%) Linux
2 354 (20.59%) Windows
3 351 (20.42%) UNIX
4 315 (18.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 225 (13.09%) CentOS
6 154 (8.96%) Ubuntu
7 68 (3.96%) Solaris
8 44 (2.56%) Mac OS X
9 41 (2.39%) Debian
10 34 (1.98%) AIX
11 32 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
15 21 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.93%) SUSE
17 11 (0.64%) Fedora
17 11 (0.64%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.64%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1074 (62.48%) DevOps
2 706 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
3 692 (40.26%) Configuration Management
4 646 (37.58%) Continuous Integration
5 321 (18.67%) Open Source
6 253 (14.72%) Scrum
7 198 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 184 (10.70%) TDD
9 110 (6.40%) Load Balancing
10 107 (6.22%) OO
11 104 (6.05%) Automated Testing
12 98 (5.70%) SOA
13 88 (5.12%) Software Engineering
14 87 (5.06%) BDD
15 78 (4.54%) Kanban
16 75 (4.36%) E-Commerce
17 67 (3.90%) ITIL
17 67 (3.90%) SDLC
18 63 (3.66%) Mentoring
19 59 (3.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 618 (35.95%) Python
2 615 (35.78%) Ruby
3 595 (34.61%) Java
4 335 (19.49%) Bash Shell
5 292 (16.99%) Perl
6 247 (14.37%) PHP
7 157 (9.13%) SQL
8 153 (8.90%) Shell Script
9 149 (8.67%) JavaScript
10 119 (6.92%) PowerShell
11 79 (4.60%) Scala
12 70 (4.07%) C#
13 63 (3.66%) Go
14 41 (2.39%) C
15 24 (1.40%) Groovy
16 23 (1.34%) C++
17 19 (1.11%) Korn
18 10 (0.58%) Clojure
19 6 (0.35%) PHP5
19 6 (0.35%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 175 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 85 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 50 (2.91%) DV Cleared
4 45 (2.62%) Degree
5 27 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (1.34%) RHCE
7 19 (1.11%) CCNA
8 11 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.52%) CCNP
10 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.47%) MCSE
11 6 (0.35%) VCAP
11 6 (0.35%) VCDX
11 6 (0.35%) RHCT
12 5 (0.29%) CCIE
13 4 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.17%) CCSA
14 3 (0.17%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.12%) HP ASE
15 2 (0.12%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.48%) QA
2 19 (1.11%) SLA
3 15 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.058%) COBIT
5 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 221 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 153 (8.90%) Docker
3 74 (4.30%) vCloud
4 61 (3.55%) vSphere
5 55 (3.20%) Active Directory
6 43 (2.50%) Varnish
7 34 (1.98%) KVM
8 32 (1.86%) Xen
9 30 (1.75%) Hyper-V
9 30 (1.75%) Samba
10 25 (1.45%) XenServer
10 25 (1.45%) Postfix
11 24 (1.40%) VirtualBox
12 23 (1.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 22 (1.28%) NFS
14 18 (1.05%) iptables
15 16 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
16 15 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 14 (0.81%) QEMU
18 12 (0.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 914 (53.17%) Opscode Chef
2 376 (21.87%) Ansible
3 192 (11.17%) Vagrant
4 176 (10.24%) Salt
5 159 (9.25%) Nagios
6 104 (6.05%) ZABBIX
7 46 (2.68%) Graphite
8 45 (2.62%) Cobbler
9 39 (2.27%) Kibana
10 37 (2.15%) HAProxy
11 34 (1.98%) logstash
11 34 (1.98%) Rundeck
12 22 (1.28%) Tivoli
13 21 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
14 20 (1.16%) Cacti
15 19 (1.11%) Capistrano
15 19 (1.11%) Opsview
16 18 (1.05%) yum
17 15 (0.87%) CFEngine
18 14 (0.81%) Icinga
Vendors
1 373 (21.70%) Red Hat
2 368 (21.41%) VMware
3 230 (13.38%) Oracle
4 109 (6.34%) Microsoft
5 63 (3.66%) HP
6 55 (3.20%) Rackspace
7 54 (3.14%) IBM
8 51 (2.97%) Splunk
9 48 (2.79%) Google
10 47 (2.73%) New Relic
11 46 (2.68%) SaltStack
12 37 (2.15%) Atlassian
12 37 (2.15%) Citrix
13 36 (2.09%) Cisco
14 28 (1.63%) Veritas
15 25 (1.45%) EMC
15 25 (1.45%) Perforce
16 18 (1.05%) AppDynamics
16 18 (1.05%) webMethods
17 16 (0.93%) Sun
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