Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 108 82
Rank change year-on-year -70 -26 +4
Contract jobs citing Puppet 589 1,935 2,810
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.45% 2.34% 3.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.70% 15.51% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 1,433 2,118
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £364 £413 £400
90th Percentile £675 £700 £662
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Median hourly rate £66.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.07% -3.33% -6.25%
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +80.00% -6.67% -6.25%

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 6,073 12,475 12,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.92% 15.06% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,043 8,341 8,233
Median daily rate £500 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.50% +7.57%
10th Percentile £290 £313 £289
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 301 298
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +4.81% -11.40%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.00 £11.76
90th Percentile £47.40 £49.50 £50.08
Median hourly rate £23.59 £20.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year +17.93% +7.50% -19.11%

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 2 June 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Puppet in England over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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 -72 275 £540 -6.09% 60
North of England -1 177 £498 -5.24% 35
North West -6 89 £525 -4.55% 27
Yorkshire +14 70 £475 -5.00% 7
South West +24 51 £500 - 10
South East -25 50 £525 +0.96% 9
North East -6 18 £360 -28.00% 1
East of England +29 15 £475 -13.64% 12
Midlands -54 13 £350 -30.00% 9
West Midlands -41 10 £350 -31.71% 9
East Midlands +6 1 £350 -30.00%
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 405 (68.76%) Ansible
2 402 (68.25%) DevOps
3 323 (54.84%) AWS
4 318 (53.99%) Opscode Chef
5 302 (51.27%) Linux
6 287 (48.73%) Terraform
7 275 (46.69%) Python
8 273 (46.35%) Jenkins
9 246 (41.77%) Docker
10 234 (39.73%) Configuration Management
11 224 (38.03%) Kubernetes
12 178 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
13 172 (29.20%) Git (software)
14 171 (29.03%) Azure
15 143 (24.28%) Java
16 134 (22.75%) Bash Shell
17 128 (21.73%) Continuous Integration
18 112 (19.02%) Infrastructure as Code
19 109 (18.51%) Windows
20 108 (18.34%) PowerShell
21 95 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 90 (15.28%) Test Automation
23 87 (14.77%) Ruby
23 87 (14.77%) Finance
24 84 (14.26%) AWS CloudFormation
25 82 (13.92%) Security Cleared
26 80 (13.58%) GCP
27 79 (13.41%) Splunk
28 78 (13.24%) Unix
29 75 (12.73%) Open Source

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 52 (8.83%) Confluence
2 34 (5.77%) Apache
3 22 (3.74%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.89%) nginx
4 17 (2.89%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.87%) Apache Solr
6 10 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.70%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.53%) IIS
8 6 (1.02%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.02%) JBoss
8 6 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.85%) Anypoint
9 5 (0.85%) Mule
10 4 (0.68%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.68%) Jetty
10 4 (0.68%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.51%) Documentum
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 323 (54.84%) AWS
2 171 (29.03%) Azure
3 84 (14.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 80 (13.58%) GCP
5 47 (7.98%) GitHub
6 45 (7.64%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (7.64%) Serverless
7 40 (6.79%) Amazon S3
8 29 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (4.92%) OpenShift
9 28 (4.75%) IaaS
10 25 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (3.90%) SaaS
12 19 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 17 (2.89%) Route 53
14 14 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (1.87%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (1.87%) Datadog
16 11 (1.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (12.22%) HTTP
2 66 (11.21%) DNS
3 56 (9.51%) TCP/IP
4 33 (5.60%) SSL
5 28 (4.75%) Firewall
6 22 (3.74%) SAN
7 19 (3.23%) VPN
8 14 (2.38%) BGP
8 14 (2.38%) Junos
8 14 (2.38%) LAN
9 13 (2.21%) DHCP
10 11 (1.87%) OSPF
10 11 (1.87%) Wireless
11 10 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (1.70%) DWDM
11 10 (1.70%) EIGRP
11 10 (1.70%) MPLS
11 10 (1.70%) Multicast
12 9 (1.53%) WAN
13 8 (1.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.94%) Big Data
3 32 (5.43%) MySQL
4 31 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 27 (4.58%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.40%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.89%) Oracle Database
9 14 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (2.04%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (1.02%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.02%) Redis
15 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 273 (46.35%) Jenkins
2 172 (29.20%) Git (software)
3 72 (12.22%) GitLab
4 67 (11.38%) JIRA
5 42 (7.13%) CircleCI
6 40 (6.79%) TeamCity
7 35 (5.94%) Subversion
8 27 (4.58%) Bitbucket
9 26 (4.41%) Maven
9 26 (4.41%) SonarQube
10 25 (4.24%) Sonatype Nexus
11 23 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 19 (3.23%) Travis CI
13 16 (2.72%) Gradle
14 15 (2.55%) Artifactory
15 13 (2.21%) Bitbucket Server
16 12 (2.04%) JUnit
17 10 (1.70%) Cucumber
18 9 (1.53%) Selenium
19 8 (1.36%) Vagrant
General
1 87 (14.77%) Finance
2 29 (4.92%) Public Sector
3 27 (4.58%) Banking
4 12 (2.04%) Retail
5 11 (1.87%) Front Office
5 11 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.02%) Legal
9 5 (0.85%) Marketing
10 4 (0.68%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Billing
11 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.51%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 229 (38.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (13.24%) AWS Engineer
3 57 (9.68%) AWS DevOps
4 50 (8.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 45 (7.64%) Senior DevOps
6 44 (7.47%) Linux Engineer
7 43 (7.30%) Consultant
8 42 (7.13%) Architect
9 38 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 33 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
11 31 (5.26%) Administrator
12 24 (4.07%) Developer
13 23 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
14 21 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
15 20 (3.40%) Python Engineer
16 19 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (3.06%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 18 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
17 18 (3.06%) Web Engineer
18 17 (2.89%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.81%) Web Services
2 29 (4.92%) Node.js
3 24 (4.07%) Middleware
4 20 (3.40%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (3.23%) .NET
6 18 (3.06%) RESTful
7 16 (2.72%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (2.55%) LDAP
8 15 (2.55%) XML
9 13 (2.21%) Kafka
10 10 (1.70%) 802.1X
10 10 (1.70%) REST
10 10 (1.70%) Spring
11 8 (1.36%) J2EE
11 8 (1.36%) Laravel
11 8 (1.36%) Regular Expression
11 8 (1.36%) Vue.js
12 7 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (1.19%) SAML
13 6 (1.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.11%) Public Cloud
2 32 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.57%) Clustering
6 16 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
8 11 (1.87%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.02%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.02%) Replication
10 5 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.68%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.51%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.51%) FMCG
12 3 (0.51%) PKI
12 3 (0.51%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 302 (51.27%) Linux
2 109 (18.51%) Windows
3 95 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (13.24%) Unix
5 48 (8.15%) Windows Server
6 40 (6.79%) CentOS
7 22 (3.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (3.23%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.70%) Solaris
10 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.02%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.68%) SUSE
13 3 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.34%) Fedora
14 2 (0.34%) HPUX
14 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (68.25%) DevOps
2 234 (39.73%) Configuration Management
3 178 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (21.73%) Continuous Integration
5 112 (19.02%) Infrastructure as Code
6 90 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 75 (12.73%) Open Source
8 67 (11.38%) Migration
9 63 (10.70%) Infrastructure Automation
10 61 (10.36%) Task Automation
11 57 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 57 (9.68%) ITIL
12 54 (9.17%) Deployment Automation
13 47 (7.98%) Software Engineering
14 41 (6.96%) Scrum
15 39 (6.62%) Microservices
16 38 (6.45%) Mentoring
16 38 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
18 36 (6.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 275 (46.69%) Python
2 143 (24.28%) Java
3 134 (22.75%) Bash Shell
4 108 (18.34%) PowerShell
5 87 (14.77%) Ruby
6 74 (12.56%) Perl
7 60 (10.19%) JavaScript
7 60 (10.19%) Shell Script
8 48 (8.15%) SQL
9 35 (5.94%) Go
10 32 (5.43%) PHP
11 29 (4.92%) C
12 24 (4.07%) C#
13 14 (2.38%) C++
14 12 (2.04%) Haskell
15 9 (1.53%) Groovy
15 9 (1.53%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.19%) Rust
17 4 (0.68%) Java 8
17 4 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 82 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 70 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (2.89%) CCNA
5 11 (1.87%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.87%) Degree
6 10 (1.70%) CCNP
7 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.36%) CCA
9 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.02%) MCSA
10 5 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.68%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.51%) ISEB
12 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.51%) MCSE
12 3 (0.51%) OCP
12 3 (0.51%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.43%) QA
2 18 (3.06%) SLA
3 15 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (2.21%) GDPR
4 13 (2.21%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.34%) NIST
7 1 (0.17%) MiFID
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 246 (41.77%) Docker
2 58 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (7.13%) Active Directory
4 18 (3.06%) VMware NSX
5 16 (2.72%) vSphere
6 14 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.87%) KVM
8 9 (1.53%) NFS
9 8 (1.36%) XenApp
10 6 (1.02%) Squid
10 6 (1.02%) Xen
11 5 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.85%) HDFS
11 5 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.85%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.68%) GlusterFS
12 4 (0.68%) iptables
Systems Management
1 405 (68.76%) Ansible
2 318 (53.99%) Opscode Chef
3 287 (48.73%) Terraform
4 224 (38.03%) Kubernetes
5 62 (10.53%) Salt
6 46 (7.81%) Nagios
7 38 (6.45%) Packer
8 22 (3.74%) Docker Swarm
9 19 (3.23%) Prometheus
9 19 (3.23%) ZABBIX
10 16 (2.72%) Cacti
11 14 (2.38%) SCCM
12 13 (2.21%) Grafana
13 11 (1.87%) CFEngine
13 11 (1.87%) Data Guard
14 10 (1.70%) vCenter Server
15 9 (1.53%) HP SiteScope
16 8 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
16 8 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
16 8 (1.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 79 (13.41%) Splunk
2 72 (12.22%) VMware
3 69 (11.71%) Google
4 62 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 62 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 37 (6.28%) Oracle
6 29 (4.92%) Hortonworks
7 28 (4.75%) Cisco
8 27 (4.58%) Cloudera
9 19 (3.23%) Juniper
10 17 (2.89%) SaltStack
11 16 (2.72%) EMC
12 15 (2.55%) MuleSoft
13 13 (2.21%) Atlassian
13 13 (2.21%) Citrix
14 12 (2.04%) NetApp
14 12 (2.04%) New Relic
15 11 (1.87%) AppDynamics
15 11 (1.87%) Dell
16 10 (1.70%) CheckPoint