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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 71 120 130
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +10
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1524 1053 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.07% 1.92% 1.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.22% 22.50% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 795 699
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 £61.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 -

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
5400 4679 5086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.89% 8.52% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3467 2880 3132
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 156 173
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -24.32%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +43 1469 £500 +5.26% 337
London +34 897 £525 +5.00% 185
South East +61 168 £475 +12.42% 48
City of London +23 115 £550 +12.82% 40
Yorkshire +8 99 £450 - 25
North West +36 86 £430 +7.50% 38
West Yorkshire +4 63 £425 -2.85% 18
East of England -13 62 £510 +0.99% 8
West Midlands +40 58 £450 -2.70% 11
Croydon +20 58 £500 +5.26%
Manchester +38 57 £430 +27.40% 32
Leeds +8 53 £430 -4.44% 17
Tyne and Wear +12 46 £405 -19.00% 1
North East +10 46 £405 -19.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 45 £410 -18.00% 1
Surrey +31 44 £425 +1.19% 10
Hampshire +38 41 £438 +15.51% 8
South West -7 38 £488 +8.33% 15
Sheffield +10 34 £500 +1.01% 5
South Yorkshire +7 34 £500 +2.04% 6
Scotland +29 32 £445 +3.48% 6
Hertfordshire +20 26 £513 +2.50% 2
Oxfordshire +9 24 £463 +15.62% 4
Berkshire 0 23 £488 +8.93% 11
Wales +6 22 £525 +38.15% 1
Birmingham +13 21 £500 +17.64% 1
Wiltshire +8 20 £575 +55.40% 2
Shropshire +13 19 £401 - 3
Edinburgh +31 18 £450 +3.44% 5
Staines +4 18 £278 -47.14%

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 2245 (68.78%) DevOps
2 2155 (66.02%) Linux
3 1464 (44.85%) Jenkins
4 1416 (43.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1393 (42.68%) Ansible
6 1348 (41.30%) Amazon AWS
7 1311 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
8 1144 (35.05%) Python
9 1045 (32.02%) Configuration Management
10 1035 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
11 1018 (31.19%) Docker
12 1011 (30.97%) Git (software)
13 850 (26.04%) Ruby
14 832 (25.49%) Java
15 771 (23.62%) VMware
16 673 (20.62%) Bash Shell
17 595 (18.23%) Red Hat
18 588 (18.01%) Unix
19 580 (17.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 552 (16.91%) JIRA
21 519 (15.90%) Apache
22 516 (15.81%) Security Cleared
22 516 (15.81%) Continuous Delivery
23 495 (15.17%) Perl
24 463 (14.19%) Scrum
25 462 (14.15%) CentOS
26 453 (13.88%) Open Source
27 443 (13.57%) Oracle
28 435 (13.33%) SC Cleared
29 426 (13.05%) PostgreSQL

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
1 519 (15.90%) Apache
2 364 (11.15%) Confluence
3 299 (9.16%) Tomcat
4 233 (7.14%) OpenStack
5 223 (6.83%) Elasticsearch
6 186 (5.70%) nginx
7 130 (3.98%) WebSphere
8 115 (3.52%) WebLogic
9 110 (3.37%) IIS
10 105 (3.22%) JBoss
11 60 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 59 (1.81%) Apache Spark
13 44 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
14 31 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
15 27 (0.83%) Jetty
16 21 (0.64%) Drupal
17 19 (0.58%) Mongrel
17 19 (0.58%) Mule
18 18 (0.55%) CloudStack
19 16 (0.49%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 115 (3.52%) HipChat
2 29 (0.89%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.21%) MS Office
4 3 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.031%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 44 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 10 (0.31%) Magento
3 10 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.092%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.061%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.031%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.031%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1348 (41.30%) Amazon AWS
2 374 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (6.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 192 (5.88%) GitHub
5 155 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
6 142 (4.35%) PaaS
7 132 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
7 132 (4.04%) IaaS
8 112 (3.43%) Amazon S3
9 66 (2.02%) Route 53
10 51 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
11 48 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 44 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 41 (1.26%) SaaS
14 33 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
15 31 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
16 28 (0.86%) Office 365
17 25 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
18 24 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
19 23 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 396 (12.13%) DNS
2 237 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 216 (6.62%) Firewall
4 191 (5.85%) HTTP
5 167 (5.12%) SSL
6 164 (5.02%) VPN
7 151 (4.63%) SSH
8 130 (3.98%) OpenLDAP
9 126 (3.86%) LDAP
10 120 (3.68%) OpenVPN
11 89 (2.73%) DHCP
12 83 (2.54%) SAN
13 65 (1.99%) Internet
14 52 (1.59%) Network Security
15 51 (1.56%) WAN
16 49 (1.50%) LAN
17 48 (1.47%) IPsec
18 46 (1.41%) Kerberos
19 40 (1.23%) FTP
20 39 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (13.05%) PostgreSQL
2 322 (9.87%) MySQL
3 308 (9.44%) Hadoop
3 308 (9.44%) MongoDB
4 204 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 175 (5.36%) Big Data
6 115 (3.52%) Oracle Database
7 109 (3.34%) Relational Database
8 95 (2.91%) SQL Server
9 93 (2.85%) Amazon RDS
10 91 (2.79%) Redis
11 71 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 51 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 33 (1.01%) Apache Hive
14 28 (0.86%) RDBMS
15 22 (0.67%) CouchDB
16 21 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 18 (0.55%) DB2
17 18 (0.55%) HBase
18 13 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1464 (44.85%) Jenkins
2 1011 (30.97%) Git (software)
3 552 (16.91%) JIRA
4 343 (10.51%) Maven
5 260 (7.97%) Sonatype Nexus
6 249 (7.63%) Vagrant
7 235 (7.20%) Subversion
8 185 (5.67%) Ant
9 174 (5.33%) JUnit
10 155 (4.75%) SonarQube
11 137 (4.20%) Bitbucket
12 133 (4.07%) TeamCity
13 125 (3.83%) Selenium
14 124 (3.80%) Hudson
15 123 (3.77%) Liquibase
16 119 (3.65%) JIRA Agile
17 113 (3.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 81 (2.48%) Gradle
19 77 (2.36%) Cucumber
20 64 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 404 (12.38%) Finance
2 179 (5.48%) Banking
3 98 (3.00%) Retail
4 45 (1.38%) Financial Institution
4 45 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 43 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 28 (0.86%) Publishing
7 27 (0.83%) Marketing
8 26 (0.80%) Games
9 25 (0.77%) Front Office
10 15 (0.46%) Advertising
11 13 (0.40%) Law
12 12 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.34%) Back Office
14 10 (0.31%) Electronics
15 6 (0.18%) Legal
16 4 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.12%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.092%) Automotive
18 2 (0.061%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1345 (41.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 370 (11.34%) Linux Engineer
3 328 (10.05%) AWS DevOps
4 305 (9.34%) Developer
5 302 (9.25%) AWS Engineer
6 293 (8.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 285 (8.73%) Administrator
8 240 (7.35%) Senior DevOps
9 238 (7.29%) Consultant
10 225 (6.89%) Systems Administrator
11 218 (6.68%) Architect
12 200 (6.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 192 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
14 166 (5.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 165 (5.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 162 (4.96%) DevOps Consultant
17 137 (4.20%) Java Developer
18 117 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
19 114 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 98 (3.00%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (9.22%) Web Services
2 249 (7.63%) ELK Stack
3 157 (4.81%) Spring
4 153 (4.69%) Software Packaging
5 149 (4.56%) MCollective
6 147 (4.50%) HTML
7 135 (4.14%) REST
8 133 (4.07%) Node.js
9 131 (4.01%) LAMP
10 130 (3.98%) .NET
11 127 (3.89%) AngularJS
12 119 (3.65%) JSON
13 111 (3.40%) Middleware
14 103 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
15 97 (2.97%) RESTful
16 95 (2.91%) CSS
17 84 (2.57%) HTML5
18 78 (2.39%) Play Framework
19 77 (2.36%) LAPP Stack
19 77 (2.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (4.41%) Public Cloud
2 127 (3.89%) Data Centre
3 119 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (2.73%) Private Cloud
5 76 (2.33%) Clustering
6 46 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 43 (1.32%) Replication
8 34 (1.04%) PKI
8 34 (1.04%) User Experience
9 32 (0.98%) Algorithms
9 32 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 26 (0.80%) Hedge funds
11 24 (0.74%) EMC VNX
11 24 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 23 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 21 (0.64%) Digital Media
14 20 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 19 (0.58%) Wiki
16 18 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2155 (66.02%) Linux
2 588 (18.01%) Unix
3 580 (17.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 462 (14.15%) CentOS
5 410 (12.56%) Windows
6 200 (6.13%) Ubuntu
7 160 (4.90%) Windows Server
8 86 (2.63%) AIX
9 64 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 58 (1.78%) Solaris
12 48 (1.47%) Debian
13 40 (1.23%) CoreOS
14 33 (1.01%) SUSE
15 22 (0.67%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
17 18 (0.55%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.52%) VyOS
19 15 (0.46%) RancherOS
20 13 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2245 (68.78%) DevOps
2 1311 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1045 (32.02%) Configuration Management
4 1035 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
5 516 (15.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 463 (14.19%) Scrum
7 453 (13.88%) Open Source
8 223 (6.83%) TDD
9 203 (6.22%) Load Balancing
10 200 (6.13%) ITIL
11 192 (5.88%) Service Management
12 186 (5.70%) High Availability
13 170 (5.21%) Migration
14 153 (4.69%) E-Commerce
15 144 (4.41%) Mentoring
16 137 (4.20%) Microservices
17 130 (3.98%) Workflow
18 129 (3.95%) Coaching
18 129 (3.95%) Software Engineering
19 120 (3.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1144 (35.05%) Python
2 850 (26.04%) Ruby
3 832 (25.49%) Java
4 673 (20.62%) Bash Shell
5 495 (15.17%) Perl
6 331 (10.14%) PowerShell
7 312 (9.56%) SQL
8 258 (7.90%) Shell Script
9 249 (7.63%) PHP
10 233 (7.14%) JavaScript
11 183 (5.61%) Scala
12 93 (2.85%) Go
13 83 (2.54%) C#
14 73 (2.24%) C
15 52 (1.59%) C++
16 49 (1.50%) Clojure
17 39 (1.19%) Jython
18 30 (0.92%) Groovy
19 28 (0.86%) Korn
20 21 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 516 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 435 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 87 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 74 (2.27%) Degree
5 52 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
6 51 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 48 (1.47%) AWS Certification
8 46 (1.41%) RHCE
9 39 (1.19%) RHCSA
10 32 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (0.83%) CCNA
12 26 (0.80%) CCNP
13 21 (0.64%) RHCA
14 20 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (0.58%) CISSP
15 19 (0.58%) RHCT
16 18 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (0.43%) CCA
18 14 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.13%) QA
2 66 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 40 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.37%) SLA
5 11 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.12%) SDET
7 3 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.061%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.061%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.031%) FATCA
9 1 (0.031%) GCP
System Software
1 1018 (31.19%) Docker
2 382 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (6.40%) vCloud
4 151 (4.63%) Active Directory
5 140 (4.29%) Squid
6 124 (3.80%) Postfix
7 101 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
8 78 (2.39%) vSphere
9 60 (1.84%) KVM
10 58 (1.78%) Hyper-V
11 52 (1.59%) HDFS
12 46 (1.41%) Xen
13 42 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
14 41 (1.26%) NFS
15 40 (1.23%) GlusterFS
16 35 (1.07%) iptables
17 31 (0.95%) XenServer
18 28 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 26 (0.80%) VMware ESX
20 24 (0.74%) etcd
Systems Management
1 1416 (43.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1393 (42.68%) Ansible
3 422 (12.93%) Terraform
4 393 (12.04%) Kubernetes
5 243 (7.44%) ZABBIX
6 219 (6.71%) logstash
7 187 (5.73%) Kibana
8 179 (5.48%) Nagios
9 165 (5.06%) Salt
10 138 (4.23%) Rancher
11 88 (2.70%) Packer
12 70 (2.14%) HAProxy
13 54 (1.65%) Consul
13 54 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
14 49 (1.50%) Graphite
15 44 (1.35%) Mesos
16 42 (1.29%) SCCM
16 42 (1.29%) SELinux
17 40 (1.23%) Zenoss
18 38 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 771 (23.62%) VMware
2 595 (18.23%) Red Hat
3 443 (13.57%) Oracle
4 251 (7.69%) Atlassian
5 156 (4.78%) Microsoft
6 137 (4.20%) Sonatype
7 133 (4.07%) Splunk
8 117 (3.58%) HP
9 115 (3.52%) IBM
10 100 (3.06%) Cisco
11 90 (2.76%) SaltStack
12 81 (2.48%) Google
13 77 (2.36%) EMC
14 66 (2.02%) Rackspace
15 65 (1.99%) AppDynamics
16 51 (1.56%) Hortonworks
17 41 (1.26%) CA
18 36 (1.10%) Dell
18 36 (1.10%) NetApp
19 35 (1.07%) Sun
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600 - 750
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent salary or rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £66,500 per annum + Outstanding Benefits
Posted: Yesterday