Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 13 April 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 176 93
Rank change year-on-year -53 -83 -10
Contract jobs citing Puppet 474 794 2,340
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.47% 2.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.04% 10.11% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 580 1,710
10th Percentile £375 £400 £413
25th Percentile £433 £463 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £540 £550
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% +4.76%
75th Percentile £588 £613 £618
90th Percentile £663 £688 £700
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 £38.55 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +55.66% +2.79% -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,736 7,855 13,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.16% 14.59% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,821 5,465 9,105
10th Percentile £330 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £594 £590
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 206 291
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.43 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.44 £13.72 £14.01
Median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -2.78% +3.27%
75th Percentile £48.13 £24.86 £27.38
90th Percentile £61.18 £44.51 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -2.70% +5.71%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in England

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Puppet in England

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Puppet in England

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Puppet in England

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -40 262 £520 -5.45% 144
South East +45 58 £475 -11.63% 32
North of England -71 38 £500 -0.99% 48
South West +42 33 £515 -1.90% 27
East of England +51 21 £425 -32.00% 23
Yorkshire -29 20 £500 -2.91% 20
North West -47 14 £525 - 22
Midlands +18 11 £400 -11.11% 28
West Midlands +18 9 £540 +9.09% 19
North East +3 4 £495 +16.47% 6
East Midlands +24 2 £360 +2.86% 9
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 306 (64.56%) Ansible
2 292 (61.60%) DevOps
3 268 (56.54%) Linux
4 221 (46.62%) Python
5 219 (46.20%) AWS
6 205 (43.25%) Opscode Chef
7 190 (40.08%) Docker
8 181 (38.19%) Terraform
9 173 (36.50%) Jenkins
10 157 (33.12%) Azure
11 156 (32.91%) Kubernetes
12 142 (29.96%) Configuration Management
13 124 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
14 120 (25.32%) Windows
15 116 (24.47%) Java
16 104 (21.94%) Git (software)
17 98 (20.68%) PowerShell
18 94 (19.83%) Bash Shell
19 93 (19.62%) Security Cleared
20 87 (18.35%) VMware
21 80 (16.88%) Finance
22 78 (16.46%) SC Cleared
23 76 (16.03%) Unix
24 75 (15.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 66 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
25 66 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
25 66 (13.92%) Infrastructure as Code
26 63 (13.29%) GCP
26 63 (13.29%) Red Hat
27 61 (12.87%) GitLab

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 42 (8.86%) Confluence
2 29 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (4.64%) Apache
5 21 (4.43%) nginx
6 18 (3.80%) IIS
7 16 (3.38%) Apache Spark
8 13 (2.74%) JBoss
8 13 (2.74%) WebSphere
9 10 (2.11%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (1.27%) Jetty
13 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.84%) Ethereum
14 4 (0.84%) Mongrel
15 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
16 2 (0.42%) CMS
16 2 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 219 (46.20%) AWS
2 157 (33.12%) Azure
3 63 (13.29%) GCP
4 61 (12.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 54 (11.39%) GitHub
6 36 (7.59%) IaaS
6 36 (7.59%) PaaS
7 33 (6.96%) Amazon S3
8 31 (6.54%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (5.70%) Serverless
10 25 (5.27%) Amazon ECS
11 21 (4.43%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (4.01%) Amazon ELB
13 16 (3.38%) AWS CodePipeline
13 16 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (3.38%) SaaS
14 15 (3.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (2.74%) OpenShift
16 12 (2.53%) Amazon EKS
16 12 (2.53%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.27%) TCP/IP
2 24 (5.06%) Firewall
3 18 (3.80%) DNS
4 16 (3.38%) HTTP
5 13 (2.74%) NAS
5 13 (2.74%) SAN
6 11 (2.32%) Multicast
6 11 (2.32%) SSL
7 10 (2.11%) Wireshark
8 9 (1.90%) iSCSI
8 9 (1.90%) tcpdump
8 9 (1.90%) VPN
9 8 (1.69%) Internet
9 8 (1.69%) IPv4
9 8 (1.69%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.69%) LAN
9 8 (1.69%) WAN
10 7 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.48%) Network Security
11 6 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (5.49%) MongoDB
3 24 (5.06%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.85%) Amazon RDS
5 20 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.01%) Relational Database
7 18 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 18 (3.80%) MySQL
8 15 (3.16%) Big Data
9 14 (2.95%) HBase
10 13 (2.74%) Oracle Database
11 12 (2.53%) Apache Hive
12 9 (1.90%) Impala
13 8 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (1.69%) Tableau
14 7 (1.48%) MariaDB
15 6 (1.27%) Amazon Athena
15 6 (1.27%) Looker
15 6 (1.27%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 173 (36.50%) Jenkins
2 104 (21.94%) Git (software)
3 61 (12.87%) GitLab
4 55 (11.60%) JIRA
5 30 (6.33%) SonarQube
6 25 (5.27%) Selenium
7 24 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (5.06%) Bitbucket
8 22 (4.64%) JUnit
9 21 (4.43%) TeamCity
10 19 (4.01%) Subversion
11 17 (3.59%) Maven
12 15 (3.16%) Artifactory
12 15 (3.16%) Cucumber
12 15 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (2.95%) JMeter
14 13 (2.74%) IntelliJ
15 11 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (2.32%) Visual Studio
16 10 (2.11%) Vagrant
General
1 80 (16.88%) Finance
2 36 (7.59%) Banking
3 26 (5.49%) Public Sector
4 18 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.05%) Marketing
6 5 (1.05%) Retail
7 4 (0.84%) Electronics
8 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.63%) Law
8 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.42%) French Language
9 2 (0.42%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 163 (34.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (11.18%) Developer
3 37 (7.81%) AWS Engineer
4 36 (7.59%) AWS DevOps
5 34 (7.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 33 (6.96%) Azure Engineer
7 30 (6.33%) Consultant
7 30 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
8 28 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (5.70%) Architect
9 27 (5.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 25 (5.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 16 (3.38%) Administrator
12 15 (3.16%) Platform Engineer
12 15 (3.16%) Senior DevOps
12 15 (3.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 14 (2.95%) Lead DevOps
13 14 (2.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 14 (2.95%) Splunk Engineer
14 13 (2.74%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.34%) Node.js
2 36 (7.59%) Web Services
3 27 (5.70%) React
4 26 (5.49%) REST
5 24 (5.06%) Kafka
6 22 (4.64%) .NET
6 22 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
7 21 (4.43%) JSON
8 19 (4.01%) J2EE
9 15 (3.16%) YAML
10 14 (2.95%) Middleware
11 13 (2.74%) Spring
12 12 (2.53%) SAML
13 10 (2.11%) HTML
13 10 (2.11%) XML
14 9 (1.90%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.69%) AngularJS
15 8 (1.69%) SOAP
16 7 (1.48%) Play Framework
17 6 (1.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.49%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 25 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.01%) Cloud Native
5 18 (3.80%) Private Cloud
6 17 (3.59%) Clustering
7 13 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.48%) User Experience
12 6 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.27%) Replication
13 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.84%) CMDB
14 4 (0.84%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.63%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 268 (56.54%) Linux
2 120 (25.32%) Windows
3 76 (16.03%) Unix
4 75 (15.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (7.17%) Windows Server
6 32 (6.75%) CentOS
7 15 (3.16%) Ubuntu
8 12 (2.53%) AIX
8 12 (2.53%) Solaris
9 11 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.27%) SUSE
11 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.05%) VMS
13 4 (0.84%) Debian
13 4 (0.84%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.42%) Android
14 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (61.60%) DevOps
2 142 (29.96%) Configuration Management
3 124 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (13.92%) Infrastructure as Code
5 51 (10.76%) Test Automation
6 45 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 42 (8.86%) Microservices
8 38 (8.02%) Infrastructure Automation
9 37 (7.81%) Open Source
9 37 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (7.59%) Deployment Automation
10 36 (7.59%) Software Engineering
11 35 (7.38%) Scrum
12 33 (6.96%) Change Management
12 33 (6.96%) Migration
13 30 (6.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (6.12%) ITIL
15 27 (5.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 26 (5.49%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 221 (46.62%) Python
2 116 (24.47%) Java
3 98 (20.68%) PowerShell
4 94 (19.83%) Bash Shell
5 57 (12.03%) JavaScript
6 45 (9.49%) SQL
7 44 (9.28%) Ruby
8 36 (7.59%) Go
9 34 (7.17%) Perl
10 26 (5.49%) Shell Script
11 18 (3.80%) Scala
12 15 (3.16%) Groovy
13 13 (2.74%) C++
14 12 (2.53%) C#
15 10 (2.11%) PHP
16 7 (1.48%) AWK
16 7 (1.48%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.27%) TypeScript
18 5 (1.05%) C
19 4 (0.84%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 93 (19.62%) Security Cleared
2 78 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.16%) Degree
4 10 (2.11%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.11%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.69%) CCNA
5 8 (1.69%) CCNP
5 8 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.27%) RHCE
7 5 (1.05%) GIAC
8 3 (0.63%) CCIE
8 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.42%) CCA
9 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.42%) RHCA
9 2 (0.42%) VCAP
10 1 (0.21%) GCUX
10 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.16%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.11%) QA
3 3 (0.63%) SLA
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) NCSC
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 190 (40.08%) Docker
2 66 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.96%) Active Directory
4 23 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 21 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.32%) VMware NSX
6 11 (2.32%) vSphere
7 10 (2.11%) HDFS
8 8 (1.69%) KVM
8 8 (1.69%) Xen
9 5 (1.05%) NFS
9 5 (1.05%) vCloud
10 4 (0.84%) Gluster
10 4 (0.84%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.84%) SRDF
10 4 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.84%) XenApp
11 3 (0.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 306 (64.56%) Ansible
2 205 (43.25%) Opscode Chef
3 181 (38.19%) Terraform
4 156 (32.91%) Kubernetes
5 39 (8.23%) Salt
6 32 (6.75%) Prometheus
7 26 (5.49%) Grafana
8 19 (4.01%) Kibana
9 18 (3.80%) Packer
10 13 (2.74%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (2.53%) SCCM
12 10 (2.11%) vRealize
13 9 (1.90%) ITRS Geneos
14 8 (1.69%) Consul
14 8 (1.69%) Nagios
14 8 (1.69%) Rancher
15 7 (1.48%) logstash
16 6 (1.27%) vCenter Server
17 5 (1.05%) BladeLogic
17 5 (1.05%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 87 (18.35%) VMware
2 63 (13.29%) Red Hat
3 59 (12.45%) Microsoft
4 53 (11.18%) Splunk
5 44 (9.28%) Oracle
6 34 (7.17%) Google
7 19 (4.01%) SaltStack
8 17 (3.59%) Cisco
9 16 (3.38%) Zscaler
10 15 (3.16%) ServiceNow
10 15 (3.16%) Veritas
11 14 (2.95%) F5
12 13 (2.74%) Citrix
12 13 (2.74%) Cloudera
13 11 (2.32%) MuleSoft
13 11 (2.32%) Symantec
14 10 (2.11%) Informatica
15 9 (1.90%) Dynatrace
15 9 (1.90%) New Relic
15 9 (1.90%) SAP