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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 133 218 390
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +172
Contract jobs citing Puppet 897 535 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 0.95% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.63% 12.62% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 365 123
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £327 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
4347 4239 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.77% 7.54% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2651 2426 1872
Average daily rate £408 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.16% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 161 163
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +80 859 £444 +3.19% 247
London +54 461 £475 +5.55% 146
South East +62 123 £385 -0.64% 38
Yorkshire +47 89 £350 +9.37% 13
City of London +36 84 £450 -5.26% 50
South West +49 75 £425 +3.03% 26
West Yorkshire +44 70 £350 +9.37% 8
Leeds +32 70 £350 +9.37% 8
Hampshire +18 55 £373 +6.42% 8
North West -7 51 £408 +1.87% 6
Bristol +10 35 £425 - 13
Southampton +10 33 £385 -3.75% 4
Oxfordshire +1 23 £375 +15.38% 6
Gloucestershire - 22 £425 -
East Midlands - 22 £525 -
East of England +11 19 £325 -18.75% 9
Lancashire +18 17 £300 -22.58%
South Yorkshire - 16 £375 - 4
Cheshire -18 15 £431 +7.81% 2
North East +9 14 £370 - 1
Wales -12 14 £500 +42.85% 4
Sheffield - 14 £388 - 3
Tyne and Wear +16 13 £370 - 1
Cambridgeshire +13 13 £288 -25.80% 8
Surrey +10 13 £408 -15.32% 5
Chester -3 13 £438 +20.68% 1
Oxford -4 13 £375 +15.38%
Manchester -8 13 £500 +29.03% 4
Cambridge +13 12 £288 -25.80% 7
Northampton - 12 £500 -

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1261 (73.92%) Linux
2 1098 (64.36%) DevOps
3 848 (49.71%) Opscode Chef
4 718 (42.09%) Jenkins
5 709 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
6 678 (39.74%) Configuration Management
7 637 (37.34%) Continuous Integration
8 609 (35.70%) Ruby
9 599 (35.11%) Python
10 579 (33.94%) Amazon AWS
11 578 (33.88%) Java
12 434 (25.44%) Git (software)
13 385 (22.57%) Red Hat
14 382 (22.39%) VMware
15 369 (21.63%) UNIX
16 351 (20.57%) Bash Shell
17 348 (20.40%) MongoDB
17 348 (20.40%) Ansible
18 346 (20.28%) Windows
19 334 (19.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 325 (19.05%) MySQL
21 317 (18.58%) Perl
22 299 (17.53%) Web Services
22 299 (17.53%) Apache
23 297 (17.41%) Open Source
24 269 (15.77%) CentOS
25 256 (15.01%) PHP
26 253 (14.83%) Subversion
27 245 (14.36%) Oracle
28 244 (14.30%) Scrum

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 299 (17.53%) Apache
2 192 (11.25%) Tomcat
3 189 (11.08%) OpenStack
4 148 (8.68%) nginx
5 102 (5.98%) Node.js
6 99 (5.80%) Confluence
7 91 (5.33%) JBoss
8 86 (5.04%) WebLogic
9 84 (4.92%) IIS
10 63 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
11 52 (3.05%) WebSphere
12 30 (1.76%) Apache Solr
13 29 (1.70%) Drupal
14 26 (1.52%) Jetty
15 24 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
16 20 (1.17%) MediaWiki
17 15 (0.88%) SharePoint
18 14 (0.82%) CMS
19 12 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 11 (0.64%) uWSGI
Applications
1 36 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.059%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 579 (33.94%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
3 123 (7.21%) PaaS
4 116 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 93 (5.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 64 (3.75%) Amazon S3
7 51 (2.99%) IaaS
8 49 (2.87%) Heroku
9 43 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
11 33 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 32 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
13 27 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 27 (1.58%) SaaS
13 27 (1.58%) GitHub
14 23 (1.35%) Route 53
15 22 (1.29%) Google App Engine
16 17 (1.00%) Engine Yard
17 10 (0.59%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 180 (10.55%) TCP/IP
2 169 (9.91%) DNS
3 156 (9.14%) Firewall
4 150 (8.79%) HTTP
5 114 (6.68%) SSL
6 70 (4.10%) Network Security
7 64 (3.75%) DHCP
8 62 (3.63%) Internet
9 61 (3.58%) LDAP
10 56 (3.28%) IPsec
11 53 (3.11%) SAN
12 50 (2.93%) FTP
13 45 (2.64%) VPN
14 41 (2.40%) LAN
15 33 (1.93%) WAN
16 30 (1.76%) VLAN
17 19 (1.11%) NAS
17 19 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
18 18 (1.06%) IPv6
18 18 (1.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (20.40%) MongoDB
2 325 (19.05%) MySQL
3 195 (11.43%) NoSQL
4 131 (7.68%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (6.33%) Redis
6 92 (5.39%) SQL Server
7 86 (5.04%) Relational Database
8 85 (4.98%) Hadoop
9 70 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 65 (3.81%) RDBMS
11 57 (3.34%) Big Data
12 44 (2.58%) CouchDB
13 42 (2.46%) Oracle Database
14 29 (1.70%) Riak
15 28 (1.64%) MariaDB
16 25 (1.47%) Couchbase
17 21 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
18 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (0.94%) Hypertable
20 11 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 718 (42.09%) Jenkins
2 434 (25.44%) Git (software)
3 253 (14.83%) Subversion
4 197 (11.55%) Maven
5 164 (9.61%) JIRA
6 102 (5.98%) TeamCity
7 99 (5.80%) Hudson
8 87 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 80 (4.69%) Cucumber
10 58 (3.40%) JUnit
11 53 (3.11%) Ant
12 43 (2.52%) RSpec
13 39 (2.29%) Selenium
13 39 (2.29%) Artifactory
14 38 (2.23%) Mercurial
15 35 (2.05%) Gradle
16 24 (1.41%) Mockito
16 24 (1.41%) Eclipse
17 20 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
18 17 (1.00%) JMeter
General
1 113 (6.62%) Finance
2 34 (1.99%) Publishing
3 31 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.76%) Banking
5 29 (1.70%) Games
6 28 (1.64%) Marketing
7 23 (1.35%) Retail
8 14 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.70%) Electronics
10 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.35%) Advertising
12 6 (0.35%) Legal
13 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.12%) German Language
13 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.12%) Turkish Language
14 1 (0.059%) Billing
14 1 (0.059%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 657 (38.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 211 (12.37%) Developer
3 176 (10.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 148 (8.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 142 (8.32%) Administrator
6 125 (7.33%) Systems Administrator
7 108 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
8 95 (5.57%) Architect
9 92 (5.39%) Linux Administrator
10 80 (4.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 55 (3.22%) Consultant
12 53 (3.11%) Java Developer
13 50 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
14 47 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 36 (2.11%) Senior Developer
16 35 (2.05%) DevOps Consultant
17 29 (1.70%) Infrastructure Architect
18 25 (1.47%) UNIX Engineer
18 25 (1.47%) Cloud Engineer
19 24 (1.41%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (17.53%) Web Services
2 108 (6.33%) .NET
3 91 (5.33%) CSS
4 90 (5.28%) HTML
5 89 (5.22%) LAMP
6 78 (4.57%) RabbitMQ
7 70 (4.10%) REST
8 65 (3.81%) JSON
8 65 (3.81%) J2EE
9 62 (3.63%) Ruby on Rails
10 57 (3.34%) Middleware
11 43 (2.52%) RESTful
12 42 (2.46%) Spring
12 42 (2.46%) MCollective
13 40 (2.34%) HTML5
14 39 (2.29%) XML
15 36 (2.11%) jQuery
15 36 (2.11%) AngularJS
16 34 (1.99%) SOAP
17 28 (1.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 297 (17.41%) Open Source
2 92 (5.39%) Clustering
3 74 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (2.17%) Private Cloud
4 37 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 37 (2.17%) Replication
5 35 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (1.82%) Wiki
7 29 (1.70%) Digital Media
8 28 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.23%) Device Driver
11 20 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.00%) User Experience
13 13 (0.76%) Online Games
14 12 (0.70%) DTV
15 10 (0.59%) Streaming Video
15 10 (0.59%) HACMP
15 10 (0.59%) Spread Betting
16 9 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1261 (73.92%) Linux
2 369 (21.63%) UNIX
3 346 (20.28%) Windows
4 334 (19.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 269 (15.77%) CentOS
6 183 (10.73%) Ubuntu
7 75 (4.40%) Solaris
8 53 (3.11%) Debian
9 45 (2.64%) AIX
9 45 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (1.99%) Mac OS X
10 34 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (1.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 28 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
13 26 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (1.17%) SUSE
15 14 (0.82%) Fedora
16 9 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
17 7 (0.41%) VMS
18 6 (0.35%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1098 (64.36%) DevOps
2 709 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
3 678 (39.74%) Configuration Management
4 637 (37.34%) Continuous Integration
5 244 (14.30%) Scrum
6 181 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
7 149 (8.73%) TDD
8 125 (7.33%) Load Balancing
9 116 (6.80%) Automated Testing
10 99 (5.80%) SOA
11 92 (5.39%) BDD
12 91 (5.33%) OO
13 76 (4.45%) Software Engineering
14 72 (4.22%) Change Management
15 70 (4.10%) Kanban
16 67 (3.93%) Build Automation
17 64 (3.75%) E-Commerce
18 62 (3.63%) ITIL
19 53 (3.11%) Release Management
20 46 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 609 (35.70%) Ruby
2 599 (35.11%) Python
3 578 (33.88%) Java
4 351 (20.57%) Bash Shell
5 317 (18.58%) Perl
6 256 (15.01%) PHP
7 166 (9.73%) Shell Script
8 155 (9.09%) SQL
9 135 (7.91%) JavaScript
10 126 (7.39%) PowerShell
11 66 (3.87%) Scala
12 62 (3.63%) C#
13 52 (3.05%) Golang
14 49 (2.87%) C
15 28 (1.64%) Korn
16 23 (1.35%) C++
17 22 (1.29%) Groovy
18 8 (0.47%) Clojure
19 7 (0.41%) PHP5
20 5 (0.29%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 192 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 97 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.17%) DV Cleared
4 38 (2.23%) Degree
5 27 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.06%) CCNA
7 17 (1.00%) RHCE
8 12 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (0.59%) CCNP
10 9 (0.53%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.47%) VCAP
12 7 (0.41%) VCDX
12 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.41%) MCSE
13 6 (0.35%) RHCT
14 5 (0.29%) CCIE
15 3 (0.18%) CCSA
16 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.12%) ISEB
16 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.28%) QA
2 18 (1.06%) SLA
3 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.059%) COBIT
5 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.059%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 226 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (6.68%) Docker
3 72 (4.22%) vCloud
4 66 (3.87%) vSphere
5 49 (2.87%) Active Directory
6 38 (2.23%) Xen
7 37 (2.17%) Varnish
8 34 (1.99%) Samba
9 33 (1.93%) NFS
10 32 (1.88%) Hyper-V
11 30 (1.76%) Postfix
12 27 (1.58%) XenServer
12 27 (1.58%) KVM
13 26 (1.52%) VirtualBox
13 26 (1.52%) iptables
14 24 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 20 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
16 17 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 13 (0.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 848 (49.71%) Opscode Chef
2 348 (20.40%) Ansible
3 195 (11.43%) Nagios
4 182 (10.67%) Vagrant
5 178 (10.43%) Salt
6 110 (6.45%) ZABBIX
7 64 (3.75%) Cobbler
8 58 (3.40%) Graphite
9 38 (2.23%) Kibana
10 28 (1.64%) Tivoli
11 26 (1.52%) collectd
12 25 (1.47%) logstash
12 25 (1.47%) Cacti
13 24 (1.41%) HAProxy
14 22 (1.29%) CFEngine
15 20 (1.17%) SELinux
16 18 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 18 (1.06%) Opsview
17 16 (0.94%) Icinga
17 16 (0.94%) yum
Vendors
1 385 (22.57%) Red Hat
2 382 (22.39%) VMware
3 245 (14.36%) Oracle
4 93 (5.45%) Microsoft
5 60 (3.52%) Rackspace
6 54 (3.17%) New Relic
7 53 (3.11%) HP
8 52 (3.05%) IBM
9 46 (2.70%) Splunk
10 41 (2.40%) SaltStack
11 39 (2.29%) Citrix
12 38 (2.23%) Atlassian
13 36 (2.11%) Google
14 32 (1.88%) Perforce
15 31 (1.82%) Cisco
15 31 (1.82%) Veritas
16 25 (1.47%) EMC
17 23 (1.35%) Percona
18 20 (1.17%) F5
19 19 (1.11%) Akamai
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £7396.28 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day then £70,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago