The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Puppet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Puppet
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 55 97
Rank change year-on-year -43 +42  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 69 130 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.09% 3.84% 1.98%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.06% 31.63% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 110 97
Median daily rate £544 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Puppet is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 344 411 457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.42% 12.15% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 336 345
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £24.36 £19.00 £28.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% -32.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £23.53 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Puppet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the City of London

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Puppet in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the City of London

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 131 (77.06%) Linux
2 123 (72.35%) DevOps
3 82 (48.24%) Python
4 80 (47.06%) Ansible
5 68 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (39.41%) Docker
7 63 (37.06%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (37.06%) Amazon AWS
8 59 (34.71%) Java
8 59 (34.71%) Jenkins
9 53 (31.18%) Bash Shell
10 45 (26.47%) Unix
11 40 (23.53%) Git (software)
12 39 (22.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (22.35%) Open Source
14 37 (21.76%) Configuration Management
15 35 (20.59%) Ruby
16 32 (18.82%) Perl
17 31 (18.24%) VMware
18 30 (17.65%) TDD
19 28 (16.47%) Finance
20 26 (15.29%) Kubernetes
20 26 (15.29%) Terraform
21 24 (14.12%) Spring
22 22 (12.94%) Shell Script
23 21 (12.35%) Microservices
24 20 (11.76%) Test Automation
25 19 (11.18%) Software Engineering
25 19 (11.18%) Red Hat

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 11 (6.47%) nginx
2 10 (5.88%) Confluence
2 10 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (4.12%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.53%) Apache
5 6 (3.53%) JBoss
6 5 (2.94%) Jetty
7 3 (1.76%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.76%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.18%) IIS
9 1 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.59%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 63 (37.06%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (4.71%) GitHub
4 7 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.94%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.94%) PaaS
6 4 (2.35%) Slack
7 3 (1.76%) Heroku
8 2 (1.18%) IaaS
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.59%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.59%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.65%) DNS
2 11 (6.47%) HTTP
2 11 (6.47%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.71%) SAN
4 7 (4.12%) Firewall
5 6 (3.53%) SSL
6 4 (2.35%) DHCP
6 4 (2.35%) NAS
6 4 (2.35%) SMTP
7 3 (1.76%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.76%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.76%) FTP
7 3 (1.76%) Internet
8 2 (1.18%) LDAP
8 2 (1.18%) Network Security
8 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.59%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.59%) LAN
9 1 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.18%) Big Data
1 19 (11.18%) MySQL
2 17 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.24%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.53%) Hazelcast
6 5 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.76%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.59%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 59 (34.71%) Jenkins
2 40 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.65%) JIRA
4 12 (7.06%) Subversion
5 7 (4.12%) Gradle
5 7 (4.12%) Maven
6 6 (3.53%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.53%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.35%) Hudson
7 4 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.76%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.76%) JUnit
8 3 (1.76%) webpack
9 2 (1.18%) Ant
9 2 (1.18%) Grunt
9 2 (1.18%) gulp
9 2 (1.18%) Selenium
9 2 (1.18%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.18%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (16.47%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Banking
3 6 (3.53%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.76%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.59%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (48.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (15.88%) Developer
3 23 (13.53%) Java Developer
4 20 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
5 19 (11.18%) AWS DevOps
6 15 (8.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 14 (8.24%) Senior DevOps
8 13 (7.65%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (6.47%) AWS Developer
9 11 (6.47%) DevOps Developer
10 9 (5.29%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (5.29%) Java Engineer
11 8 (4.71%) Administrator
11 8 (4.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 7 (4.12%) Unix Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 5 (2.94%) Linux Systems Engineer
14 5 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.12%) Spring
2 13 (7.65%) Web Services
3 11 (6.47%) LAMP
4 9 (5.29%) REST
5 8 (4.71%) Dropwizard
5 8 (4.71%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (4.12%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (4.12%) Node.js
6 7 (4.12%) Servlets
7 6 (3.53%) SOAP
8 5 (2.94%) Guava
8 5 (2.94%) HTML
8 5 (2.94%) Kafka
8 5 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (2.94%) RESTful
9 4 (2.35%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.35%) Sensu
10 3 (1.76%) OAuth2
10 3 (1.76%) Ratpack
10 3 (1.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.65%) Client/Server
2 8 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.12%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.94%) Clustering
6 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.35%) Fintech
7 2 (1.18%) AS400
7 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.18%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.18%) iSeries
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) Derivative
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) PKI
8 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 131 (77.06%) Linux
2 45 (26.47%) Unix
3 39 (22.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (9.41%) CentOS
5 12 (7.06%) Solaris
6 11 (6.47%) Ubuntu
7 9 (5.29%) AIX
7 9 (5.29%) Windows
8 4 (2.35%) CoreOS
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.18%) SUSE
11 1 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (72.35%) DevOps
2 68 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (22.35%) Open Source
5 37 (21.76%) Configuration Management
6 30 (17.65%) TDD
7 21 (12.35%) Microservices
8 20 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 19 (11.18%) Software Engineering
10 18 (10.59%) E-Commerce
11 17 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (10.00%) Mentoring
12 15 (8.82%) OO
13 13 (7.65%) Service Design
14 11 (6.47%) BDD
14 11 (6.47%) Migration
15 9 (5.29%) Release Management
16 8 (4.71%) Continuous Deployment
16 8 (4.71%) Patch Management
16 8 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 82 (48.24%) Python
2 59 (34.71%) Java
3 53 (31.18%) Bash Shell
4 35 (20.59%) Ruby
5 32 (18.82%) Perl
6 22 (12.94%) Shell Script
7 11 (6.47%) Scala
8 9 (5.29%) SQL
9 8 (4.71%) Groovy
10 7 (4.12%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.94%) Korn
12 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.76%) Go
14 2 (1.18%) C#
14 2 (1.18%) C++
14 2 (1.18%) Clojure
15 1 (0.59%) C-shell
15 1 (0.59%) Haskell
15 1 (0.59%) PHP
15 1 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (4.12%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.94%) RHCA
2 5 (2.94%) RHCE
3 4 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.59%) CEH
4 1 (0.59%) CISSP
4 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.59%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.59%) Degree
4 1 (0.59%) GIAC
4 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 67 (39.41%) Docker
2 12 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.76%) LXC
4 3 (1.76%) vSphere
5 2 (1.18%) Corosync
5 2 (1.18%) HDFS
5 2 (1.18%) Varnish
5 2 (1.18%) vCloud
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.59%) GFS2
6 1 (0.59%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.59%) GPFS
6 1 (0.59%) NFS
6 1 (0.59%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.59%) Xen
6 1 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (47.06%) Ansible
2 63 (37.06%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (15.29%) Kubernetes
3 26 (15.29%) Terraform
4 13 (7.65%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (6.47%) Rancher
6 6 (3.53%) Nagios
7 5 (2.94%) Graphite
7 5 (2.94%) logstash
7 5 (2.94%) Salt
8 4 (2.35%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.35%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.35%) Packer
8 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.76%) Galera Cluster
9 3 (1.76%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (1.76%) Kibana
9 3 (1.76%) TADDM
9 3 (1.76%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.18%) Mesos
Vendors
1 31 (18.24%) VMware
2 19 (11.18%) Red Hat
3 11 (6.47%) Oracle
4 7 (4.12%) IBM
5 6 (3.53%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.53%) NetApp
6 5 (2.94%) Cisco
6 5 (2.94%) EMC
6 5 (2.94%) Splunk
7 3 (1.76%) F5
7 3 (1.76%) Hortonworks
7 3 (1.76%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.76%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.76%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.18%) Google
8 2 (1.18%) SevOne
9 1 (0.59%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.59%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.59%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.59%) SaltStack
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