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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
UK / England
Rank 80 83 145
Rank change year-on-year +3 +62  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1172 1214 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.80% 2.48% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.17% 26.64% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 889 560
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +2.22% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4160 4557 4054
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 9.95% 9.33% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2787 2912 2408
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 122 164
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in England

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in England

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Puppet in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
London +11 693 £525 +5.00% 186
South East +8 147 £450 +5.88% 45
Yorkshire -16 75 £425 -10.52% 34
North West +41 61 £463 +2.77% 27
West Midlands -20 58 £475 +2.15% 14
East of England +9 49 £550 +15.78% 10
North East +10 40 £413 +30.95% 7
South West -8 30 £488 +14.70% 5
East Midlands -20 9 £513 -4.65% 1
Midlands +8 1 £550 +10.00%
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 England region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 1808 (70.30%) DevOps
2 1690 (65.71%) Linux
3 1236 (48.06%) Ansible
4 1192 (46.35%) Jenkins
5 1172 (45.57%) Opscode Chef
6 1108 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
7 1055 (41.02%) Amazon AWS
8 1032 (40.12%) Python
9 879 (34.18%) Configuration Management
10 874 (33.98%) Docker
11 835 (32.47%) Java
12 755 (29.35%) Git (software)
12 755 (29.35%) Continuous Integration
13 688 (26.75%) Ruby
14 659 (25.62%) Bash Shell
15 541 (21.03%) VMware
16 486 (18.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 473 (18.39%) Unix
18 442 (17.19%) Red Hat
19 431 (16.76%) Open Source
20 377 (14.66%) Security Cleared
21 359 (13.96%) Perl
22 342 (13.30%) PostgreSQL
23 338 (13.14%) Terraform
24 328 (12.75%) JIRA
25 320 (12.44%) Apache
26 317 (12.33%) SC Cleared
27 312 (12.13%) Windows
28 311 (12.09%) CentOS
29 302 (11.74%) MongoDB

Puppet
Top Related 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
1 320 (12.44%) Apache
2 219 (8.51%) Confluence
3 211 (8.20%) nginx
4 209 (8.13%) Tomcat
5 162 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
6 153 (5.95%) OpenStack
7 106 (4.12%) JBoss
8 96 (3.73%) WebSphere
9 82 (3.19%) Apache Spark
10 81 (3.15%) IIS
11 75 (2.92%) WebLogic
12 49 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
13 30 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
14 26 (1.01%) Jetty
15 25 (0.97%) Apache Pig
15 25 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 22 (0.86%) CMS
16 22 (0.86%) Drupal
17 21 (0.82%) Mongrel
18 18 (0.70%) CloudStack
Applications
1 28 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.01%) HipChat
3 7 (0.27%) MS Office
4 2 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.078%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.58%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 11 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.039%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.039%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1055 (41.02%) Amazon AWS
2 271 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 199 (7.74%) GitHub
4 160 (6.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 147 (5.72%) Amazon EC2
6 122 (4.74%) PaaS
7 116 (4.51%) Amazon S3
8 106 (4.12%) IaaS
9 77 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 70 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
11 57 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 49 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
12 49 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
13 48 (1.87%) Route 53
14 32 (1.24%) AWS CloudTrail
15 27 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 24 (0.93%) Datadog
16 24 (0.93%) SaaS
17 22 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
17 22 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 258 (10.03%) DNS
2 244 (9.49%) TCP/IP
3 238 (9.25%) HTTP
4 190 (7.39%) Firewall
5 189 (7.35%) SSL
6 149 (5.79%) VPN
7 126 (4.90%) LDAP
8 72 (2.80%) DHCP
9 65 (2.53%) SAN
10 55 (2.14%) Internet
11 45 (1.75%) IPsec
12 44 (1.71%) Kerberos
12 44 (1.71%) SSH
13 41 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
14 34 (1.32%) FTP
15 33 (1.28%) Network Security
16 31 (1.21%) SMTP
17 30 (1.17%) HTTPS
18 29 (1.13%) OpenLDAP
18 29 (1.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (13.30%) PostgreSQL
2 302 (11.74%) MongoDB
3 269 (10.46%) MySQL
4 206 (8.01%) NoSQL
5 201 (7.81%) Hadoop
6 195 (7.58%) Big Data
7 131 (5.09%) Relational Database
8 108 (4.20%) Redis
9 107 (4.16%) SQL Server
10 103 (4.00%) Oracle Database
11 90 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
12 88 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 66 (2.57%) Apache Hive
14 50 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
15 46 (1.79%) HBase
16 35 (1.36%) RDBMS
17 24 (0.93%) Neo4j
18 23 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 16 (0.62%) DB2
20 15 (0.58%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1192 (46.35%) Jenkins
2 755 (29.35%) Git (software)
3 328 (12.75%) JIRA
4 267 (10.38%) Maven
5 203 (7.89%) Vagrant
6 195 (7.58%) Subversion
7 163 (6.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 129 (5.02%) Selenium
9 88 (3.42%) Gradle
9 88 (3.42%) JUnit
10 87 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 87 (3.38%) TeamCity
11 85 (3.30%) Ant
12 78 (3.03%) Cucumber
13 75 (2.92%) Bitbucket
14 73 (2.84%) Hudson
15 58 (2.26%) IntelliJ
16 57 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
17 56 (2.18%) Travis CI
18 55 (2.14%) SonarQube
General
1 296 (11.51%) Finance
2 139 (5.40%) Banking
3 66 (2.57%) Retail
4 45 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.32%) Marketing
6 31 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 21 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 20 (0.78%) Games
9 17 (0.66%) Electronics
9 17 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.47%) Law
11 9 (0.35%) Publishing
12 8 (0.31%) Advertising
12 8 (0.31%) Front Office
13 7 (0.27%) Legal
14 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.12%) Billing
16 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.078%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1111 (43.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 311 (12.09%) Developer
3 289 (11.24%) AWS DevOps
4 266 (10.34%) AWS Engineer
5 249 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
6 212 (8.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 187 (7.27%) Administrator
8 171 (6.65%) Architect
9 164 (6.38%) Java Developer
10 162 (6.30%) Consultant
11 156 (6.07%) Senior DevOps
12 145 (5.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 141 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
14 123 (4.78%) Linux Administrator
15 109 (4.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 108 (4.20%) DevOps Consultant
17 99 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 91 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
19 72 (2.80%) Automation Engineer
20 64 (2.49%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (10.11%) Web Services
2 165 (6.42%) Elastic Stack
3 150 (5.83%) Spring
4 143 (5.56%) REST
5 131 (5.09%) HTML
6 126 (4.90%) JSON
7 124 (4.82%) CSS
8 122 (4.74%) Node.js
9 120 (4.67%) .NET
10 112 (4.35%) AngularJS
11 92 (3.58%) LAMP
12 87 (3.38%) Play Framework
13 84 (3.27%) XML
14 81 (3.15%) J2EE
15 75 (2.92%) HTML5
16 66 (2.57%) Middleware
17 64 (2.49%) Kafka
18 61 (2.37%) LAPP Stack
19 60 (2.33%) RESTful
19 60 (2.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 107 (4.16%) Public Cloud
3 93 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (2.37%) Clustering
5 57 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 49 (1.91%) PKI
7 48 (1.87%) Algorithms
8 44 (1.71%) Replication
9 42 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
10 40 (1.56%) Private Cloud
11 33 (1.28%) User Experience
12 32 (1.24%) Management Information System
13 30 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
14 25 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 25 (0.97%) Fintech
15 21 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.70%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.62%) Driving Licence
18 15 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
19 13 (0.51%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1690 (65.71%) Linux
2 486 (18.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 473 (18.39%) Unix
4 312 (12.13%) Windows
5 311 (12.09%) CentOS
6 138 (5.37%) Ubuntu
7 86 (3.34%) Windows Server
8 75 (2.92%) AIX
9 49 (1.91%) Solaris
10 47 (1.83%) SUSE
11 38 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (1.01%) Debian
14 21 (0.82%) CoreOS
15 17 (0.66%) VyOS
16 14 (0.54%) Apple iOS
16 14 (0.54%) Fedora
17 13 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (0.51%) RancherOS
18 9 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1808 (70.30%) DevOps
2 1108 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 879 (34.18%) Configuration Management
4 755 (29.35%) Continuous Integration
5 431 (16.76%) Open Source
6 296 (11.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 291 (11.31%) Scrum
8 203 (7.89%) TDD
9 200 (7.78%) Microservices
10 150 (5.83%) Migration
11 148 (5.75%) Mentoring
12 145 (5.64%) High Availability
13 125 (4.86%) Load Balancing
14 117 (4.55%) OO
15 116 (4.51%) E-Commerce
15 116 (4.51%) ITIL
16 114 (4.43%) Continuous Deployment
17 107 (4.16%) Software Engineering
18 100 (3.89%) Web Operations
19 96 (3.73%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1032 (40.12%) Python
2 835 (32.47%) Java
3 688 (26.75%) Ruby
4 659 (25.62%) Bash Shell
5 359 (13.96%) Perl
6 260 (10.11%) SQL
7 230 (8.94%) PowerShell
8 187 (7.27%) Scala
9 182 (7.08%) JavaScript
10 165 (6.42%) Shell Script
11 134 (5.21%) PHP
12 105 (4.08%) Go
13 74 (2.88%) C#
14 60 (2.33%) C
15 53 (2.06%) Groovy
16 39 (1.52%) C++
16 39 (1.52%) Clojure
17 32 (1.24%) Korn
18 22 (0.86%) Rust
19 19 (0.74%) F#
Qualifications
1 377 (14.66%) Security Cleared
2 317 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 56 (2.18%) Degree
4 38 (1.48%) RHCE
5 31 (1.21%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.09%) AWS Certification
7 27 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 22 (0.86%) RHCSA
10 20 (0.78%) CCNP
10 20 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.74%) CCNA
12 18 (0.70%) MCSE
13 17 (0.66%) CISSP
14 12 (0.47%) CCA
14 12 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
16 8 (0.31%) RHCA
17 7 (0.27%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.41%) QA
2 41 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 28 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.54%) SLA
5 8 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.12%) GCP
7 2 (0.078%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.078%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.078%) PMO
7 2 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.078%) SDET
8 1 (0.039%) FATCA
System Software
1 874 (33.98%) Docker
2 248 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 107 (4.16%) vCloud
4 93 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
5 68 (2.64%) HDFS
6 66 (2.57%) vSphere
7 42 (1.63%) Xen
8 39 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (1.48%) Squid
10 34 (1.32%) NFS
11 33 (1.28%) Hyper-V
12 32 (1.24%) VMware ESX
13 27 (1.05%) Postfix
14 24 (0.93%) KVM
15 22 (0.86%) XenServer
16 20 (0.78%) LXC
17 17 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 16 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 15 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1236 (48.06%) Ansible
2 1172 (45.57%) Opscode Chef
3 338 (13.14%) Terraform
4 284 (11.04%) Kubernetes
5 199 (7.74%) Nagios
6 180 (7.00%) Salt
7 124 (4.82%) ZABBIX
8 114 (4.43%) logstash
9 105 (4.08%) Kibana
10 68 (2.64%) Graphite
11 62 (2.41%) Packer
12 58 (2.26%) HAProxy
13 52 (2.02%) Rancher
14 51 (1.98%) Docker Swarm
15 45 (1.75%) Cobbler
15 45 (1.75%) Consul
16 44 (1.71%) Mesos
17 41 (1.59%) vRealize
18 40 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
19 32 (1.24%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 541 (21.03%) VMware
2 442 (17.19%) Red Hat
3 274 (10.65%) Oracle
4 134 (5.21%) Atlassian
5 127 (4.94%) Splunk
6 122 (4.74%) Microsoft
7 109 (4.24%) IBM
8 87 (3.38%) SaltStack
9 86 (3.34%) Cisco
10 73 (2.84%) Google
11 71 (2.76%) HP
12 69 (2.68%) AppDynamics
13 56 (2.18%) Rackspace
14 49 (1.91%) Hortonworks
15 42 (1.63%) EMC
16 36 (1.40%) CA
17 34 (1.32%) New Relic
18 33 (1.28%) SAP
18 33 (1.28%) Sonatype
19 29 (1.13%) NetApp
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago