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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 135 195 274
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +79
Contract jobs citing Puppet 928 588 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.08% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.01% 13.52% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 413 251
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £45.00

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
4637 4348 3933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 7.96% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2564 2183
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
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 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 133 173
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.34 £31.56 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Puppet Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 +62 874 £425 - 259
London +21 409 £475 +5.55% 143
East of England +68 133 £400 - 22
City of London +36 119 £475 -5.00% 39
South East +15 100 £450 +25.00% 31
Cambridgeshire +47 77 £388 -3.12% 18
Cambridge +33 73 £400 - 18
South West +13 67 £423 +5.62% 15
Yorkshire +15 63 £400 - 21
North West +21 57 £450 +5.88% 16
West Yorkshire +5 50 £375 -6.25% 18
Leeds +4 48 £363 -9.37% 13
North East +10 38 £445 +11.25% 3
Essex - 36 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 36 £445 - 3
Cheshire +22 34 £438 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 34 £445 - 3
Bristol -6 28 £463 +12.12% 5
Wales +19 27 £378 -18.37%
Oxfordshire -5 26 £475 +35.71% 4
Hampshire -27 26 £425 +23.18% 2
Surrey +17 25 £375 -1.31% 10
Hertfordshire - 20 £425 - 4
Wiltshire +12 18 £325 - 4
Southend-on-Sea - 16 £400 -
Swansea +9 15 £438 -5.40%
West Wales +7 15 £438 -5.40%
Croydon -6 15 £444 -8.97%
Scotland +1 14 £450 +50.00% 12
Oxford -7 14 £500 - 2

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1305 (71.23%) Linux
2 1110 (60.59%) DevOps
3 1021 (55.73%) Opscode Chef
4 764 (41.70%) Jenkins
5 689 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
6 681 (37.17%) Configuration Management
7 644 (35.15%) Amazon AWS
8 634 (34.61%) Java
9 631 (34.44%) Python
10 618 (33.73%) Continuous Integration
11 592 (32.31%) Ruby
12 474 (25.87%) Git (software)
13 444 (24.24%) Ansible
14 423 (23.09%) Red Hat
15 387 (21.12%) VMware
16 358 (19.54%) UNIX
17 349 (19.05%) MongoDB
18 338 (18.45%) Windows
19 336 (18.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 335 (18.29%) Open Source
21 331 (18.07%) Bash Shell
22 330 (18.01%) MySQL
23 324 (17.69%) Web Services
24 313 (17.09%) Perl
25 284 (15.50%) Apache
26 263 (14.36%) Scrum
27 243 (13.26%) Oracle
28 238 (12.99%) Subversion
29 236 (12.88%) PHP
30 231 (12.61%) TDD

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 284 (15.50%) Apache
2 204 (11.14%) Tomcat
3 154 (8.41%) OpenStack
4 131 (7.15%) nginx
4 131 (7.15%) Confluence
5 119 (6.50%) JBoss
6 108 (5.90%) IIS
7 80 (4.37%) WebLogic
8 75 (4.09%) Node.js
9 53 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
10 47 (2.57%) Jetty
11 45 (2.46%) WebSphere
12 39 (2.13%) Drupal
13 21 (1.15%) Mule ESB
14 15 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
15 14 (0.76%) Apache Qpid
15 14 (0.76%) WordPress
15 14 (0.76%) CMS
15 14 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
16 11 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 43 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.49%) MS Office
3 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.055%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.055%) Magento
5 1 (0.055%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 644 (35.15%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (7.91%) Amazon EC2
3 107 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 100 (5.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 63 (3.44%) PaaS
6 62 (3.38%) Amazon S3
7 60 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
8 55 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 42 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
10 40 (2.18%) IaaS
11 35 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 30 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 30 (1.64%) Route 53
13 26 (1.42%) Google App Engine
14 24 (1.31%) GitHub
15 23 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
15 23 (1.26%) SaaS
16 17 (0.93%) Heroku
17 16 (0.87%) OpenShift
18 14 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 180 (9.83%) TCP/IP
2 169 (9.22%) DNS
3 159 (8.68%) HTTP
4 138 (7.53%) Firewall
5 109 (5.95%) SSL
6 66 (3.60%) Network Security
7 54 (2.95%) Internet
8 53 (2.89%) DHCP
9 49 (2.67%) LDAP
9 49 (2.67%) VPN
9 49 (2.67%) SAN
10 40 (2.18%) LAN
11 36 (1.97%) IPsec
12 33 (1.80%) WAN
12 33 (1.80%) FTP
13 22 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
14 20 (1.09%) SSH
15 19 (1.04%) NAS
16 16 (0.87%) AMQP
17 15 (0.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (19.05%) MongoDB
2 330 (18.01%) MySQL
3 172 (9.39%) PostgreSQL
4 170 (9.28%) NoSQL
5 112 (6.11%) SQL Server
6 105 (5.73%) Redis
7 88 (4.80%) Relational Database
8 83 (4.53%) Hadoop
9 53 (2.89%) Big Data
10 40 (2.18%) RDBMS
11 37 (2.02%) Oracle Database
12 35 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
13 33 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (1.42%) CouchDB
15 23 (1.26%) Couchbase
16 16 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.82%) MariaDB
18 14 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 764 (41.70%) Jenkins
2 474 (25.87%) Git (software)
3 238 (12.99%) Subversion
4 211 (11.52%) JIRA
5 166 (9.06%) Maven
6 101 (5.51%) Hudson
7 78 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 77 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 68 (3.71%) TeamCity
10 67 (3.66%) Selenium
11 65 (3.55%) Ant
12 61 (3.33%) JUnit
13 56 (3.06%) Artifactory
14 54 (2.95%) Mercurial
15 46 (2.51%) Gradle
16 40 (2.18%) Gerrit
17 37 (2.02%) JMeter
18 34 (1.86%) RSpec
19 30 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
19 30 (1.64%) Eclipse
General
1 141 (7.70%) Finance
2 57 (3.11%) Banking
3 34 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.64%) Games
5 29 (1.58%) Retail
6 24 (1.31%) Marketing
7 17 (0.93%) Publishing
8 11 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.27%) Legal
12 5 (0.27%) Electronics
13 4 (0.22%) Advertising
13 4 (0.22%) Billing
14 3 (0.16%) Law
15 2 (0.11%) German Language
15 2 (0.11%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.055%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.055%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 649 (35.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 253 (13.81%) Developer
3 185 (10.10%) Administrator
4 182 (9.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 163 (8.90%) Systems Administrator
6 143 (7.81%) Architect
7 121 (6.60%) Linux Engineer
8 112 (6.11%) Linux Administrator
9 101 (5.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 98 (5.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 92 (5.02%) Java Developer
12 85 (4.64%) Consultant
13 59 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
14 47 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 46 (2.51%) Senior Developer
16 43 (2.35%) DevOps Consultant
17 32 (1.75%) Technical Architect
18 31 (1.69%) Analyst
19 29 (1.58%) Solutions Architect
20 28 (1.53%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (17.69%) Web Services
2 152 (8.30%) HTML
3 122 (6.66%) .NET
4 119 (6.50%) REST
5 116 (6.33%) LAMP
6 107 (5.84%) JSON
7 100 (5.46%) Middleware
7 100 (5.46%) CSS
8 83 (4.53%) Spring
9 82 (4.48%) HTML5
10 78 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
11 75 (4.09%) J2EE
12 60 (3.28%) Ruby on Rails
13 58 (3.17%) XML
14 54 (2.95%) Django
15 49 (2.67%) CSS3
15 49 (2.67%) AngularJS
16 48 (2.62%) RESTful
17 46 (2.51%) SOAP
18 44 (2.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 67 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (2.84%) Clustering
5 33 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 29 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (1.42%) User Experience
8 26 (1.42%) Digital Media
9 25 (1.36%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.26%) Computer Science
11 21 (1.15%) Replication
12 19 (1.04%) Wiki
12 19 (1.04%) Public Cloud
13 15 (0.82%) Cryptography
14 13 (0.71%) Streaming Video
15 12 (0.66%) Social Media
16 11 (0.60%) iPad
16 11 (0.60%) iPhone
17 10 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1305 (71.23%) Linux
2 358 (19.54%) UNIX
3 338 (18.45%) Windows
4 336 (18.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 207 (11.30%) CentOS
6 142 (7.75%) Ubuntu
7 75 (4.09%) Solaris
8 48 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (2.18%) Debian
10 38 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (1.97%) Mac OS X
12 31 (1.69%) AIX
13 24 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (0.98%) SUSE
16 13 (0.71%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.66%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.66%) Windows 7
18 11 (0.60%) Fedora
18 11 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1110 (60.59%) DevOps
2 689 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
3 681 (37.17%) Configuration Management
4 618 (33.73%) Continuous Integration
5 335 (18.29%) Open Source
6 263 (14.36%) Scrum
7 231 (12.61%) TDD
8 191 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 102 (5.57%) SOA
10 97 (5.29%) OO
11 95 (5.19%) E-Commerce
12 94 (5.13%) Software Engineering
13 93 (5.08%) BDD
14 91 (4.97%) Load Balancing
15 79 (4.31%) Migration
16 74 (4.04%) ITIL
17 71 (3.88%) Automated Testing
18 70 (3.82%) Kanban
19 66 (3.60%) SDLC
19 66 (3.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 634 (34.61%) Java
2 631 (34.44%) Python
3 592 (32.31%) Ruby
4 331 (18.07%) Bash Shell
5 313 (17.09%) Perl
6 236 (12.88%) PHP
7 186 (10.15%) SQL
8 170 (9.28%) JavaScript
9 137 (7.48%) Shell Script
10 118 (6.44%) PowerShell
11 100 (5.46%) Scala
12 72 (3.93%) C#
13 52 (2.84%) Go
14 34 (1.86%) C
15 31 (1.69%) Groovy
16 29 (1.58%) C++
17 15 (0.82%) Korn
18 9 (0.49%) PHP5
18 9 (0.49%) Clojure
19 4 (0.22%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 184 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 96 (5.24%) SC Cleared
3 51 (2.78%) Degree
3 51 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 38 (2.07%) RHCE
5 21 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.66%) CCNA
7 10 (0.55%) CCNP
8 9 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (0.44%) MCSE
9 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.33%) VCAP
11 4 (0.22%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) LPIC
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.11%) ISEB
13 2 (0.11%) CCIE
13 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.80%) QA
2 22 (1.20%) SLA
3 19 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.055%) COBIT
System Software
1 218 (11.90%) Docker
2 216 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (4.86%) vCloud
4 74 (4.04%) Active Directory
5 50 (2.73%) vSphere
6 45 (2.46%) Varnish
7 41 (2.24%) KVM
8 29 (1.58%) Xen
9 25 (1.36%) VMware ESX
10 24 (1.31%) Hyper-V
10 24 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 23 (1.26%) Samba
12 21 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 21 (1.15%) VirtualBox
13 20 (1.09%) iptables
14 16 (0.87%) QEMU
15 14 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
15 14 (0.76%) Squid
15 14 (0.76%) NFS
16 13 (0.71%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1021 (55.73%) Opscode Chef
2 444 (24.24%) Ansible
3 216 (11.79%) Vagrant
4 160 (8.73%) Salt
5 157 (8.57%) Nagios
6 87 (4.75%) ZABBIX
7 46 (2.51%) HAProxy
8 44 (2.40%) Rundeck
9 42 (2.29%) Kibana
9 42 (2.29%) logstash
10 41 (2.24%) Graphite
11 34 (1.86%) Cobbler
12 31 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
13 24 (1.31%) Tivoli
13 24 (1.31%) Opsview
14 21 (1.15%) Capistrano
15 20 (1.09%) yum
16 19 (1.04%) NetBackup
17 18 (0.98%) Mesos
18 15 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 423 (23.09%) Red Hat
2 387 (21.12%) VMware
3 243 (13.26%) Oracle
4 119 (6.50%) Microsoft
5 72 (3.93%) IBM
6 71 (3.88%) SaltStack
7 69 (3.77%) HP
7 69 (3.77%) Splunk
8 61 (3.33%) Google
9 51 (2.78%) Atlassian
10 48 (2.62%) Cisco
11 45 (2.46%) New Relic
12 43 (2.35%) Rackspace
13 37 (2.02%) EMC
14 32 (1.75%) Veritas
15 31 (1.69%) Citrix
16 29 (1.58%) webMethods
17 23 (1.26%) Sun
17 23 (1.26%) WSO2
18 20 (1.09%) Perforce
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £525.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago