Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 64 141
Rank change year-on-year -26 +77 +21
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2541 3250 1847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.70% 3.36% 1.77%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.85% 30.32% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 2278 1371
England median daily rate £501 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £343
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 6
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -39.53% -
10th Percentile £27.83 £25.05 £43.43
90th Percentile £42.40 £45.45 £61.88
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £53.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% -39.53% -

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 10652 10718 9034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.33% 11.09% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7306 6904 5587
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £441 £400
% change year-on-year +7.71% +10.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 243 312
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.84 £12.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.87 £19.03
% change year-on-year -16.13% +9.64% -3.43%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Puppet in England

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 -32 1463 £525 - 195
South East +3 426 £490 +8.89% 42
North of England -6 334 £475 +5.56% 62
Midlands -18 147 £510 +14.61% 28
North West +13 144 £500 +14.94% 29
Yorkshire -20 143 £500 +7.53% 31
West Midlands -5 123 £525 +19.32% 16
East of England -16 103 £513 +2.50% 16
South West +10 68 £421 -6.39% 22
North East +35 60 £500 +19.05% 2
East Midlands -16 24 £450 - 12
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1733 (68.20%) DevOps
2 1603 (63.09%) Linux
3 1351 (53.17%) Ansible
4 1246 (49.04%) Opscode Chef
5 1227 (48.29%) Amazon AWS
6 1221 (48.05%) Jenkins
7 1134 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
8 987 (38.84%) Configuration Management
9 981 (38.61%) Python
10 919 (36.17%) Java
11 903 (35.54%) Docker
12 820 (32.27%) Continuous Integration
13 742 (29.20%) Git (software)
14 542 (21.33%) Bash Shell
15 517 (20.35%) Ruby
16 513 (20.19%) Terraform
17 442 (17.39%) Unix
18 438 (17.24%) Open Source
19 423 (16.65%) Security Cleared
19 423 (16.65%) Finance
20 422 (16.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 404 (15.90%) Scrum
22 394 (15.51%) Oracle
23 387 (15.23%) Red Hat
24 369 (14.52%) Kubernetes
25 367 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
26 365 (14.36%) Microservices
27 362 (14.25%) MySQL
28 353 (13.89%) Windows
28 353 (13.89%) SC Cleared

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
1 298 (11.73%) Tomcat
2 222 (8.74%) OpenStack
3 215 (8.46%) Apache
4 212 (8.34%) Confluence
5 195 (7.67%) nginx
6 170 (6.69%) JBoss
7 151 (5.94%) WebLogic
7 151 (5.94%) WebSphere
8 130 (5.12%) Elasticsearch
9 79 (3.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 75 (2.95%) IIS
11 57 (2.24%) Apache Spark
11 57 (2.24%) Jetty
12 52 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 21 (0.83%) CMS
14 19 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 18 (0.71%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.63%) Mongrel
17 14 (0.55%) SAS
18 10 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (0.55%) HipChat
2 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.12%) Magento
5 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.039%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.039%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1227 (48.29%) Amazon AWS
2 367 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (8.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 204 (8.03%) Amazon EC2
5 148 (5.82%) GitHub
6 141 (5.55%) Amazon S3
7 120 (4.72%) PaaS
8 102 (4.01%) IaaS
9 101 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
10 86 (3.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 83 (3.27%) Route 53
12 82 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 75 (2.95%) Amazon ELB
14 71 (2.79%) Serverless
15 62 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
16 59 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
17 53 (2.09%) Slack
18 33 (1.30%) npm
19 32 (1.26%) SaaS
20 27 (1.06%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 268 (10.55%) TCP/IP
2 230 (9.05%) HTTP
3 199 (7.83%) DNS
4 189 (7.44%) Firewall
5 173 (6.81%) SSL
6 82 (3.23%) SAN
7 56 (2.20%) LDAP
8 55 (2.16%) VPN
9 47 (1.85%) DHCP
10 44 (1.73%) Network Security
11 38 (1.50%) Internet
12 35 (1.38%) FTP
13 30 (1.18%) HTTPS
14 29 (1.14%) SSH
15 26 (1.02%) IPsec
16 19 (0.75%) Kerberos
16 19 (0.75%) SMS
17 17 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
18 16 (0.63%) LAN
18 16 (0.63%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (14.25%) MySQL
2 346 (13.62%) MongoDB
3 336 (13.22%) PostgreSQL
4 280 (11.02%) NoSQL
5 148 (5.82%) Hadoop
6 142 (5.59%) Relational Database
7 118 (4.64%) Amazon RDS
8 101 (3.97%) Big Data
9 99 (3.90%) SQL Server
10 85 (3.35%) Oracle Database
11 83 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 82 (3.23%) Redis
13 41 (1.61%) RDBMS
14 39 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 34 (1.34%) HBase
16 18 (0.71%) Apache Hive
16 18 (0.71%) DB2
17 15 (0.59%) InfluxDB
18 11 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
18 11 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1221 (48.05%) Jenkins
2 742 (29.20%) Git (software)
3 329 (12.95%) JIRA
4 308 (12.12%) Maven
5 214 (8.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 161 (6.34%) TeamCity
7 158 (6.22%) Subversion
8 129 (5.08%) Bitbucket
9 126 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 125 (4.92%) Ant
11 113 (4.45%) Artifactory
12 111 (4.37%) Selenium
13 102 (4.01%) JUnit
14 101 (3.97%) NUnit
15 87 (3.42%) Cucumber
15 87 (3.42%) MSTest
16 85 (3.35%) Vagrant
17 79 (3.11%) IntelliJ
18 77 (3.03%) Gradle
19 73 (2.87%) SonarQube
General
1 423 (16.65%) Finance
2 137 (5.39%) Banking
3 98 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 81 (3.19%) Marketing
5 72 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 71 (2.79%) Electronics
7 50 (1.97%) Retail
8 48 (1.89%) Retail Banking
9 37 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 31 (1.22%) Publishing
11 26 (1.02%) Games
12 17 (0.67%) Front Office
13 11 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.43%) Legal
14 9 (0.35%) Law
15 6 (0.24%) Back Office
15 6 (0.24%) Billing
15 6 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.16%) Local Government
16 4 (0.16%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1138 (44.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 405 (15.94%) Developer
3 316 (12.44%) AWS DevOps
4 313 (12.32%) AWS Engineer
5 273 (10.74%) Linux Engineer
6 260 (10.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 219 (8.62%) Java Developer
8 211 (8.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 172 (6.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 157 (6.18%) Architect
11 150 (5.90%) Consultant
12 140 (5.51%) Administrator
13 114 (4.49%) Senior DevOps
14 106 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
15 104 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
16 101 (3.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 92 (3.62%) DevOps Consultant
17 92 (3.62%) Linux Administrator
18 84 (3.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 76 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (10.86%) Web Services
2 193 (7.60%) Elastic Stack
3 182 (7.16%) Node.js
4 170 (6.69%) Spring
5 160 (6.30%) REST
6 157 (6.18%) JSON
7 137 (5.39%) .NET
8 131 (5.16%) AngularJS
8 131 (5.16%) XML
9 126 (4.96%) Middleware
10 112 (4.41%) RESTful
11 109 (4.29%) CSS
12 98 (3.86%) HTML
13 96 (3.78%) Play Framework
14 90 (3.54%) J2EE
15 87 (3.42%) jQuery
16 77 (3.03%) HTML5
17 75 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
18 74 (2.91%) SOAP
19 72 (2.83%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.05%) Public Cloud
2 77 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 77 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (1.69%) Clustering
4 43 (1.69%) Private Cloud
5 41 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 40 (1.57%) PKI
7 36 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
8 34 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.06%) Online Banking
10 23 (0.91%) Virtual Team
11 22 (0.87%) Fintech
12 21 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (0.79%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.67%) Management Information System
15 16 (0.63%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.59%) Cloud Native
17 14 (0.55%) Online Games
18 12 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1603 (63.09%) Linux
2 442 (17.39%) Unix
3 422 (16.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 353 (13.89%) Windows
5 221 (8.70%) CentOS
6 131 (5.16%) Ubuntu
7 111 (4.37%) Windows Server
8 98 (3.86%) Solaris
9 82 (3.23%) AIX
10 44 (1.73%) CoreOS
11 39 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (1.18%) Debian
13 26 (1.02%) SUSE
14 19 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (0.63%) VMS
17 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.28%) Fedora
18 7 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1733 (68.20%) DevOps
2 1134 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
3 987 (38.84%) Configuration Management
4 820 (32.27%) Continuous Integration
5 438 (17.24%) Open Source
6 404 (15.90%) Scrum
7 365 (14.36%) Microservices
8 339 (13.34%) TDD
9 291 (11.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 288 (11.33%) Test Automation
11 183 (7.20%) Migration
12 177 (6.97%) OO
13 171 (6.73%) Mentoring
14 168 (6.61%) Kanban
15 163 (6.41%) Load Balancing
16 154 (6.06%) Software Engineering
17 138 (5.43%) SOA
18 137 (5.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 113 (4.45%) BDD
20 110 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 981 (38.61%) Python
2 919 (36.17%) Java
3 542 (21.33%) Bash Shell
4 517 (20.35%) Ruby
5 300 (11.81%) Perl
6 242 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 235 (9.25%) SQL
8 207 (8.15%) PowerShell
9 167 (6.57%) Scala
10 141 (5.55%) Shell Script
11 125 (4.92%) PHP
12 116 (4.57%) Groovy
13 103 (4.05%) Go
14 100 (3.94%) C#
15 42 (1.65%) C
15 42 (1.65%) C++
16 30 (1.18%) Korn
17 19 (0.75%) R
18 17 (0.67%) XPath
19 16 (0.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 423 (16.65%) Security Cleared
2 353 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 56 (2.20%) AWS Certification
4 47 (1.85%) Degree
5 20 (0.79%) RHCE
6 19 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.43%) CISSP
9 11 (0.43%) RHCA
10 8 (0.31%) CREST Certified
11 7 (0.28%) GIAC
12 6 (0.24%) CCNP
12 6 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.24%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.16%) CCDP
14 4 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.16%) GCIH
15 3 (0.12%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.42%) QA
2 24 (0.94%) GCP
2 24 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 21 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.47%) SLA
5 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.12%) GDPR
7 2 (0.079%) COBIT
7 2 (0.079%) PMO
8 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 903 (35.54%) Docker
2 175 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
4 74 (2.91%) Active Directory
5 47 (1.85%) Xen
6 45 (1.77%) KVM
7 35 (1.38%) HDFS
8 30 (1.18%) vCloud
8 30 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (1.18%) vSphere
9 28 (1.10%) Hyper-V
10 26 (1.02%) VMware NSX
11 19 (0.75%) etcd
11 19 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 16 (0.63%) LXC
13 16 (0.63%) NFS
13 16 (0.63%) Squid
14 15 (0.59%) Postfix
15 13 (0.51%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1351 (53.17%) Ansible
2 1246 (49.04%) Opscode Chef
3 513 (20.19%) Terraform
4 369 (14.52%) Kubernetes
5 139 (5.47%) logstash
6 128 (5.04%) Kibana
7 125 (4.92%) Nagios
8 106 (4.17%) Salt
9 94 (3.70%) ZABBIX
10 84 (3.31%) Packer
11 81 (3.19%) Grafana
12 54 (2.13%) Consul
13 53 (2.09%) Mesos
14 48 (1.89%) Cobbler
15 44 (1.73%) Rancher
16 41 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
17 39 (1.53%) HAProxy
18 35 (1.38%) Graphite
19 31 (1.22%) BladeLogic
20 30 (1.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 394 (15.51%) Oracle
2 387 (15.23%) Red Hat
3 339 (13.34%) VMware
4 132 (5.19%) Splunk
5 122 (4.80%) Microsoft
6 92 (3.62%) IBM
7 91 (3.58%) Google
8 88 (3.46%) SAP
9 79 (3.11%) SaltStack
10 77 (3.03%) Atlassian
11 46 (1.81%) HP
12 36 (1.42%) AppDynamics
12 36 (1.42%) New Relic
13 35 (1.38%) Cisco
14 30 (1.18%) Cloudera
14 30 (1.18%) webMethods
15 26 (1.02%) WSO2
16 24 (0.94%) Hortonworks
16 24 (0.94%) Rackspace
17 21 (0.83%) NetApp