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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 67 144 174
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +30
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1752 944 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.26% 1.65% 1.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 30.40% 19.85% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1198 675 529
Median daily rate £485 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £51.72 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £51.72 -
% change year-on-year
-37.15% -

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
5763 4756 4904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.74% 8.31% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3638 2925 2907
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 178 188
Median hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.67 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.00 £46.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -11.11%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +78 1719 £486 +8.05% 345
London +68 1043 £525 +10.52% 172
South East +90 200 £461 +19.03% 66
City of London +38 169 £550 +18.91% 50
Yorkshire +14 134 £450 +5.88% 28
West Yorkshire +29 107 £450 +5.88% 21
West Midlands +48 90 £415 - 12
Leeds +19 89 £450 +5.88% 17
North West +41 87 £428 -5.00% 28
East of England +14 63 £490 +15.29% 16
Surrey +19 58 £475 +22.58% 12
North East -9 55 £425 -10.52% 1
Hampshire +47 54 £410 +9.33% 20
Manchester +31 54 £425 -10.52% 24
Tyne and Wear -10 52 £425 -10.52% 1
Croydon +7 50 £438 -7.89% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 50 £425 -10.52% 1
Shropshire +13 49 £400 - 3
Telford +12 46 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire +15 42 £438 +2.94% 8
Berkshire +35 31 £438 +9.37% 14
East Midlands +16 27 £410 -11.35% 4
Oxford -2 25 £438 -12.50% 4
South Yorkshire -4 23 £500 +14.28% 5
Sheffield -5 22 £500 +14.28% 4
Scotland +13 21 £445 -1.11% 5
Winchester +23 19 £415 -
Hertfordshire 0 19 £525 +23.52% 9
Cheshire -4 18 £425 -2.85% 3
South West -24 18 £450 - 16

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 2315 (69.71%) Linux
2 2262 (68.11%) DevOps
3 1398 (42.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1366 (41.13%) Jenkins
5 1329 (40.02%) Agile Software Development
6 1306 (39.33%) Amazon AWS
7 1255 (37.79%) Ansible
8 1132 (34.09%) Python
9 1075 (32.37%) Configuration Management
10 1044 (31.44%) Continuous Integration
11 1038 (31.26%) Git (software)
12 986 (29.69%) Docker
13 946 (28.49%) Java
14 866 (26.08%) Ruby
15 668 (20.11%) VMware
16 655 (19.72%) Unix
17 630 (18.97%) Red Hat
18 619 (18.64%) Bash Shell
19 570 (17.16%) Perl
20 558 (16.80%) Open Source
21 557 (16.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 537 (16.17%) JIRA
22 537 (16.17%) Apache
23 509 (15.33%) Windows
24 499 (15.03%) Security Cleared
25 491 (14.78%) Continuous Delivery
26 473 (14.24%) Finance
27 429 (12.92%) Oracle
28 405 (12.20%) Scrum
29 391 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 537 (16.17%) Apache
2 342 (10.30%) Tomcat
3 318 (9.58%) Confluence
4 262 (7.89%) OpenStack
5 172 (5.18%) Elasticsearch
6 167 (5.03%) nginx
7 142 (4.28%) IIS
8 134 (4.03%) WebSphere
9 124 (3.73%) WebLogic
10 119 (3.58%) JBoss
11 50 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 44 (1.32%) Apache Spark
13 40 (1.20%) Jetty
14 31 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
15 27 (0.81%) Mongrel
16 26 (0.78%) Mule
17 21 (0.63%) Drupal
17 21 (0.63%) SharePoint
18 19 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
19 14 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 95 (2.86%) HipChat
2 51 (1.54%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.15%) MS Office
3 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.030%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 12 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.030%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.030%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.030%) RMDS
5 1 (0.030%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1306 (39.33%) Amazon AWS
2 391 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 183 (5.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 182 (5.48%) PaaS
5 162 (4.88%) IaaS
6 154 (4.64%) GitHub
7 125 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
8 118 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
9 79 (2.38%) Amazon S3
10 57 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 51 (1.54%) SaaS
12 47 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 44 (1.32%) Route 53
14 42 (1.26%) Office 365
15 35 (1.05%) Google App Engine
16 34 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 28 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
18 20 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 19 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
19 19 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 375 (11.29%) DNS
2 246 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 210 (6.32%) HTTP
4 206 (6.20%) Firewall
5 178 (5.36%) SSL
6 133 (4.00%) SSH
7 114 (3.43%) VPN
8 113 (3.40%) OpenLDAP
9 103 (3.10%) OpenVPN
10 102 (3.07%) LDAP
11 95 (2.86%) SAN
12 88 (2.65%) DHCP
13 85 (2.56%) Internet
14 79 (2.38%) Network Security
15 65 (1.96%) WAN
16 63 (1.90%) LAN
17 60 (1.81%) FTP
18 55 (1.66%) IPsec
19 36 (1.08%) NAS
20 31 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (11.68%) PostgreSQL
2 374 (11.26%) MongoDB
3 367 (11.05%) MySQL
4 270 (8.13%) Hadoop
5 220 (6.62%) NoSQL
6 138 (4.16%) Big Data
7 104 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 98 (2.95%) SQL Server
9 82 (2.47%) Redis
10 73 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 64 (1.93%) Oracle Database
12 54 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
13 31 (0.93%) DB2
13 31 (0.93%) RDBMS
14 20 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.45%) Apache Hive
16 15 (0.45%) CouchDB
16 15 (0.45%) Oracle OWB
17 12 (0.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1366 (41.13%) Jenkins
2 1038 (31.26%) Git (software)
3 537 (16.17%) JIRA
4 338 (10.18%) Maven
5 225 (6.78%) Subversion
6 212 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 212 (6.38%) Vagrant
7 186 (5.60%) TeamCity
8 174 (5.24%) Ant
9 153 (4.61%) Hudson
10 141 (4.25%) JUnit
11 140 (4.22%) SonarQube
12 125 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 108 (3.25%) Bitbucket
14 100 (3.01%) Liquibase
15 97 (2.92%) Selenium
16 96 (2.89%) JIRA Agile
17 92 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
18 85 (2.56%) Travis CI
19 69 (2.08%) GitLab
General
1 473 (14.24%) Finance
2 179 (5.39%) Banking
3 110 (3.31%) Retail
4 50 (1.51%) Financial Institution
5 46 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 43 (1.29%) Publishing
7 38 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 25 (0.75%) Marketing
9 23 (0.69%) Front Office
10 22 (0.66%) Legal
11 21 (0.63%) Games
12 16 (0.48%) Advertising
12 16 (0.48%) Back Office
13 15 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.39%) Electronics
15 7 (0.21%) Law
16 3 (0.090%) Automotive
16 3 (0.090%) Local Government
16 3 (0.090%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.060%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1390 (41.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 461 (13.88%) Linux Engineer
3 351 (10.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 312 (9.39%) AWS DevOps
5 311 (9.36%) AWS Engineer
6 299 (9.00%) Developer
7 266 (8.01%) Administrator
8 255 (7.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 252 (7.59%) Architect
10 238 (7.17%) Senior DevOps
11 209 (6.29%) Systems Administrator
12 189 (5.69%) Consultant
13 178 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 161 (4.85%) Java Developer
15 159 (4.79%) Linux Administrator
16 152 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
17 142 (4.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 131 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
19 123 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
20 121 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (7.98%) Web Services
2 215 (6.47%) ELK Stack
3 205 (6.17%) Spring
4 175 (5.27%) LAMP
5 158 (4.76%) Node.js
6 154 (4.64%) HTML
7 140 (4.22%) Middleware
8 137 (4.13%) .NET
9 133 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
10 131 (3.94%) JSON
11 124 (3.73%) MCollective
12 115 (3.46%) Software Packaging
13 114 (3.43%) REST
14 111 (3.34%) J2EE
15 109 (3.28%) RESTful
16 99 (2.98%) XML
17 96 (2.89%) CSS
18 90 (2.71%) AngularJS
19 88 (2.65%) HTML5
20 87 (2.62%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 126 (3.79%) Public Cloud
2 120 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 93 (2.80%) Private Cloud
5 74 (2.23%) Clustering
6 42 (1.26%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.14%) User Experience
8 37 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 34 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (0.99%) Hedge funds
10 33 (0.99%) Replication
11 29 (0.87%) EMC VNX
11 29 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 27 (0.81%) Wiki
13 24 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 19 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
16 16 (0.48%) DataPower
16 16 (0.48%) Social Media
17 15 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2315 (69.71%) Linux
2 655 (19.72%) Unix
3 557 (16.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 509 (15.33%) Windows
5 389 (11.71%) CentOS
6 203 (6.11%) Ubuntu
7 170 (5.12%) Windows Server
8 104 (3.13%) Solaris
9 75 (2.26%) AIX
10 74 (2.23%) CoreOS
11 68 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 65 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (1.51%) Debian
14 39 (1.17%) Mac OS X
15 30 (0.90%) Fedora
16 29 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
17 24 (0.72%) SUSE
17 24 (0.72%) VMS
18 14 (0.42%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2262 (68.11%) DevOps
2 1329 (40.02%) Agile Software Development
3 1075 (32.37%) Configuration Management
4 1044 (31.44%) Continuous Integration
5 558 (16.80%) Open Source
6 491 (14.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 405 (12.20%) Scrum
8 234 (7.05%) ITIL
9 228 (6.87%) TDD
10 198 (5.96%) Microservices
11 196 (5.90%) Load Balancing
12 174 (5.24%) Service Management
13 168 (5.06%) Migration
14 167 (5.03%) Software Engineering
15 158 (4.76%) E-Commerce
15 158 (4.76%) High Availability
16 132 (3.97%) Coaching
17 129 (3.88%) Web Operations
18 119 (3.58%) Release Management
19 118 (3.55%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1132 (34.09%) Python
2 946 (28.49%) Java
3 866 (26.08%) Ruby
4 619 (18.64%) Bash Shell
5 570 (17.16%) Perl
6 379 (11.41%) SQL
7 351 (10.57%) PowerShell
8 292 (8.79%) JavaScript
9 279 (8.40%) PHP
10 264 (7.95%) Shell Script
11 195 (5.87%) Scala
12 111 (3.34%) Go
13 81 (2.44%) C#
14 80 (2.41%) C++
15 56 (1.69%) C
16 49 (1.48%) Clojure
17 48 (1.45%) Jython
18 40 (1.20%) Korn
19 34 (1.02%) PL/SQL
20 33 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 499 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 386 (11.62%) SC Cleared
3 115 (3.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 77 (2.32%) RHCE
5 73 (2.20%) Degree
6 48 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
7 39 (1.17%) AWS Certification
8 38 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 37 (1.11%) RHCSA
10 30 (0.90%) RHCA
11 26 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (0.75%) CISSP
13 22 (0.66%) CCNA
14 21 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (0.57%) CCNP
16 14 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.39%) BC Cleared
17 13 (0.39%) RHCT
18 11 (0.33%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (2.95%) QA
2 59 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 55 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.51%) SLA
5 9 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.15%) SDET
7 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.060%) COBIT
9 1 (0.030%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.030%) ISO20022
System Software
1 986 (29.69%) Docker
2 349 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (5.45%) vCloud
4 163 (4.91%) Active Directory
5 123 (3.70%) Postfix
6 119 (3.58%) Squid
7 102 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
8 101 (3.04%) vSphere
9 78 (2.35%) KVM
10 66 (1.99%) Hyper-V
11 62 (1.87%) etcd
11 62 (1.87%) GlusterFS
12 59 (1.78%) flannel
13 58 (1.75%) NFS
14 57 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
15 54 (1.63%) Xen
16 46 (1.39%) Ceph
16 46 (1.39%) iptables
17 29 (0.87%) HDFS
18 27 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1398 (42.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1255 (37.79%) Ansible
3 360 (10.84%) Kubernetes
4 309 (9.30%) Terraform
5 247 (7.44%) Nagios
6 226 (6.81%) ZABBIX
7 221 (6.65%) logstash
8 150 (4.52%) Kibana
9 109 (3.28%) Rancher
10 106 (3.19%) Graphite
11 103 (3.10%) Salt
12 79 (2.38%) HAProxy
13 69 (2.08%) SCCM
14 62 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
15 59 (1.78%) Mesos
15 59 (1.78%) Packer
16 52 (1.57%) CFEngine
17 47 (1.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 47 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 47 (1.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 668 (20.11%) VMware
2 630 (18.97%) Red Hat
3 429 (12.92%) Oracle
4 234 (7.05%) Atlassian
5 164 (4.94%) Microsoft
6 163 (4.91%) Splunk
7 113 (3.40%) Google
7 113 (3.40%) Sonatype
8 111 (3.34%) HP
9 107 (3.22%) Cisco
10 102 (3.07%) IBM
11 97 (2.92%) SaltStack
12 81 (2.44%) EMC
13 68 (2.05%) Rackspace
14 54 (1.63%) NetApp
15 48 (1.45%) F5
16 44 (1.32%) Hortonworks
17 40 (1.20%) WSO2
18 37 (1.11%) webMethods
19 31 (0.93%) Veritas
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Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
BBC Research & Development
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
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Staffworx Ltd
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
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West Midlands
Austin Fraser
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Posted: 4 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
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Hertfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
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Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
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Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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Austin Fraser
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London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: €500 - €600 per day
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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