Period
to 22 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Puppet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Puppet over the 6 months to 22 January 2022 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
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 106 72 121
Rank change year-on-year -34 +49 -25
Contract jobs citing Puppet 38 26 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.55% 1.79% 1.05%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.92% 12.75% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 26
10th Percentile £497 £310 £419
25th Percentile £522 £340 £453
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £425 £500
Median % change year-on-year +38.24% -15.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £625 £459 £633
90th Percentile - £539 £675
England median daily rate £555 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +11.00% -9.09% +4.76%

Puppet is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 348 204 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.19% 14.06% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 139 338
10th Percentile £263 £187 £243
25th Percentile £413 £363 £351
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £599 £573 £538
90th Percentile £638 £660 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 5 39
10th Percentile - £15.08 £13.20
25th Percentile £14.25 £18.19 £13.44
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year -58.57% +141.38% -17.13%
75th Percentile £19.55 - £20.13
90th Percentile £28.56 £44.00 £30.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% +31.43% -

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the East of England

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Puppet in the East of England

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Puppet in the East of England

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Puppet in the East of England

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Hertfordshire +5 22 £600 - 7
Cambridgeshire -23 10 £525 +35.48% 6
Norfolk -6 3 £300 -
Essex -24 3 £550 +22.91%
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 33 (86.84%) Ansible
2 30 (78.95%) Python
3 29 (76.32%) AWS
4 27 (71.05%) Terraform
5 26 (68.42%) Jenkins
6 25 (65.79%) DevOps
6 25 (65.79%) GCP
7 22 (57.89%) CI/CD
8 21 (55.26%) Infrastructure as Code
8 21 (55.26%) Linux
9 19 (50.00%) Kubernetes
10 17 (44.74%) Docker
11 15 (39.47%) Go
11 15 (39.47%) Bash
11 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
12 14 (36.84%) E-Commerce
13 13 (34.21%) Azure
14 12 (31.58%) DNS
15 10 (26.32%) VMware
15 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
16 8 (21.05%) Ruby
16 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
16 8 (21.05%) Firewall
16 8 (21.05%) Perl
16 8 (21.05%) Windows
17 7 (18.42%) DHCP
17 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
17 7 (18.42%) Degree
18 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.26%) nginx
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (76.32%) AWS
2 25 (65.79%) GCP
3 13 (34.21%) Azure
4 4 (10.53%) GitHub
5 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.63%) Slack
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) DNS
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall
3 7 (18.42%) DHCP
4 5 (13.16%) VPN
4 5 (13.16%) WAN
5 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.89%) Wireless
7 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
7 2 (5.26%) SNMP
7 2 (5.26%) SSL
8 1 (2.63%) BGP
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.63%) MPLS
8 1 (2.63%) NX-OS
8 1 (2.63%) OSPF
8 1 (2.63%) SAN
8 1 (2.63%) SD-WAN
8 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (68.42%) Jenkins
2 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.53%) Artifactory
3 4 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.26%) GitLab
5 2 (5.26%) Maven
5 2 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.63%) Liquibase
General
1 5 (13.16%) Social Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Documentation Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (5.26%) Consultant
3 2 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (2.63%) DevSecOps Consultant
4 1 (2.63%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) React Developer
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Senior Cloud Architect
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Node.js
2 2 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
2 2 (5.26%) React
2 2 (5.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Cloud Native
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 2 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) DevOps
2 22 (57.89%) CI/CD
3 21 (55.26%) Infrastructure as Code
4 14 (36.84%) E-Commerce
5 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
8 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Automation
8 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
10 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
10 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (7.89%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (7.89%) DevSecOps
10 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (7.89%) SDLC
10 3 (7.89%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) Python
2 15 (39.47%) Bash
2 15 (39.47%) Go
3 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
4 8 (21.05%) Perl
4 8 (21.05%) Ruby
5 5 (13.16%) Java
6 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Scala
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) C#
8 1 (2.63%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (7.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.63%) NIST
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) Docker
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) RHEV
4 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) Firmware
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (86.84%) Ansible
2 27 (71.05%) Terraform
3 19 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (13.16%) Packer
6 2 (5.26%) Grafana
6 2 (5.26%) Kibana
6 2 (5.26%) logstash
6 2 (5.26%) Prometheus
6 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.63%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.63%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (2.63%) Mesos
7 1 (2.63%) Nagios
7 1 (2.63%) Rancher
7 1 (2.63%) SCCM
7 1 (2.63%) SCOM
7 1 (2.63%) vRealize
7 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) VMware
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco
2 4 (10.53%) Google
3 2 (5.26%) AppDynamics
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix
3 2 (5.26%) F5
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) New Relic
3 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.63%) Dell
4 1 (2.63%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.63%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Sun
4 1 (2.63%) Zscaler