Period
to 29 September 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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 163 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 -77 +5
Contract jobs citing Puppet 455 1,360 2,704
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.76% 1.72% 2.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.10% 11.59% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 1,014 2,012
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £413 £400
90th Percentile £644 £713 £662
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% +13.82%
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% +13.82%

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 4,100 11,735 13,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.84% 14.86% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,641 7,986 8,855
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £294 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 266 366
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% +10.81% +5.71%
10th Percentile £13.66 £12.47 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.70 £54.63 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% +16.22% +2.78%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -6 212 £525 -12.50% 130
North of England +16 101 £474 -5.25% 46
South East +81 60 £510 -6.42% 20
North West +7 44 £500 -4.76% 31
Yorkshire +26 41 £425 -10.53% 14
East of England +63 24 £425 -15.00% 11
South West +44 22 £490 -6.60% 17
Midlands +20 17 £375 -28.57% 22
North East +26 16 £474 -4.29% 1
West Midlands +11 12 £450 -11.76% 16
East Midlands +43 5 £315 -40.00% 6
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 303 (66.59%) Ansible
2 271 (59.56%) DevOps
3 269 (59.12%) Linux
4 231 (50.77%) Jenkins
5 225 (49.45%) Opscode Chef
6 221 (48.57%) Terraform
7 217 (47.69%) Python
8 208 (45.71%) Docker
9 203 (44.62%) AWS
10 190 (41.76%) Kubernetes
11 173 (38.02%) Configuration Management
12 164 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
13 157 (34.51%) Git (software)
14 130 (28.57%) Windows
15 127 (27.91%) Azure
16 122 (26.81%) Bash Shell
17 111 (24.40%) Continuous Integration
18 110 (24.18%) Java
19 108 (23.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 104 (22.86%) Security Cleared
21 97 (21.32%) SC Cleared
22 83 (18.24%) JIRA
23 79 (17.36%) PowerShell
23 79 (17.36%) GitHub
24 78 (17.14%) GitLab
24 78 (17.14%) Infrastructure as Code
25 74 (16.26%) CentOS
26 72 (15.82%) VMware
27 70 (15.38%) Finance
28 69 (15.16%) Test Automation

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 48 (10.55%) Confluence
2 37 (8.13%) Apache
3 30 (6.59%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.74%) OpenStack
5 16 (3.52%) JBoss
6 14 (3.08%) nginx
7 12 (2.64%) Apache Solr
8 8 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.54%) Jetty
9 7 (1.54%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.32%) IIS
10 6 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.10%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.10%) MQSeries
11 5 (1.10%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Fuse
12 4 (0.88%) Mule
12 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 203 (44.62%) AWS
2 127 (27.91%) Azure
3 79 (17.36%) GitHub
4 34 (7.47%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (6.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (6.59%) GCP
6 29 (6.37%) Amazon S3
7 25 (5.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 23 (5.05%) Serverless
9 22 (4.84%) SaaS
10 19 (4.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (3.96%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (3.96%) OpenShift
12 15 (3.30%) Route 53
13 14 (3.08%) Amazon Cognito
13 14 (3.08%) IaaS
14 12 (2.64%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (2.42%) Coveralls
16 9 (1.98%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 66 (14.51%) DNS
2 58 (12.75%) Firewall
3 54 (11.87%) HTTP
4 32 (7.03%) VLAN
5 30 (6.59%) SSL
6 27 (5.93%) Reverse Proxy
7 22 (4.84%) TCP/IP
8 21 (4.62%) DHCP
9 18 (3.96%) SNMP
10 10 (2.20%) Kerberos
10 10 (2.20%) SSH
11 9 (1.98%) SAN
12 8 (1.76%) FTP
13 7 (1.54%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.54%) Network Security
14 6 (1.32%) Anycast
14 6 (1.32%) BGP
14 6 (1.32%) VRRP
15 5 (1.10%) SMTP
16 4 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.13%) Hadoop
2 34 (7.47%) MySQL
3 32 (7.03%) Big Data
4 30 (6.59%) SQL Server
5 29 (6.37%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (5.05%) NoSQL
8 21 (4.62%) Oracle Database
9 20 (4.40%) Relational Database
10 19 (4.18%) MongoDB
11 14 (3.08%) MariaDB
11 14 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (2.64%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.88%) Redis
15 4 (0.88%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 231 (50.77%) Jenkins
2 157 (34.51%) Git (software)
3 83 (18.24%) JIRA
4 78 (17.14%) GitLab
5 39 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 37 (8.13%) TeamCity
7 35 (7.69%) Subversion
8 31 (6.81%) Maven
9 30 (6.59%) Bitbucket
10 27 (5.93%) JUnit
11 22 (4.84%) Gradle
12 20 (4.40%) Selenium
13 18 (3.96%) SonarQube
14 16 (3.52%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (3.30%) Bitbucket Server
16 14 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (2.86%) Cucumber
17 13 (2.86%) GoCD
18 10 (2.20%) Vagrant
19 9 (1.98%) IntelliJ
General
1 70 (15.38%) Finance
2 30 (6.59%) Public Sector
3 22 (4.84%) Banking
4 9 (1.98%) Retail
5 6 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.10%) Front Office
6 5 (1.10%) Marketing
7 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.66%) Games
8 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
9 2 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (33.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (12.53%) Linux Engineer
3 51 (11.21%) AWS Engineer
4 34 (7.47%) AWS DevOps
5 31 (6.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 30 (6.59%) Administrator
7 28 (6.15%) Developer
8 27 (5.93%) Architect
8 27 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
9 26 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (5.49%) Consultant
11 23 (5.05%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (4.18%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 16 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.52%) Cloud Administrator
14 15 (3.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 15 (3.30%) Site Engineer
14 15 (3.30%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 14 (3.08%) Platform Engineer
15 14 (3.08%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.25%) Web Services
2 31 (6.81%) REST
3 23 (5.05%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (5.05%) LDAP
4 21 (4.62%) HTML
4 21 (4.62%) Swagger
5 20 (4.40%) .NET
5 20 (4.40%) Node.js
6 19 (4.18%) RabbitMQ
6 19 (4.18%) RESTful
7 18 (3.96%) J2EE
8 16 (3.52%) AngularJS
8 16 (3.52%) Kafka
9 15 (3.30%) gRPC
9 15 (3.30%) Middleware
10 14 (3.08%) CSS
11 13 (2.86%) XML
12 12 (2.64%) HTML5
13 11 (2.42%) Spring
14 10 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.05%) Clustering
2 21 (4.62%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.52%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.08%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.20%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.98%) User Experience
9 7 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.10%) Derivative
11 5 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.88%) FMCG
13 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
14 2 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.44%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 269 (59.12%) Linux
2 130 (28.57%) Windows
3 108 (23.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 74 (16.26%) CentOS
5 62 (13.63%) Unix
6 53 (11.65%) Windows Server
7 49 (10.77%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (6.15%) Windows 10
9 23 (5.05%) Ubuntu
10 22 (4.84%) Solaris
11 21 (4.62%) Debian
12 11 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (1.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.32%) SUSE
15 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (1.10%) Android
16 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (59.56%) DevOps
2 173 (38.02%) Configuration Management
3 164 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (24.40%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (17.14%) Infrastructure as Code
6 69 (15.16%) Test Automation
7 47 (10.33%) Scrum
8 43 (9.45%) Deployment Automation
8 43 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 43 (9.45%) Microservices
9 41 (9.01%) Migration
10 39 (8.57%) Open Source
11 37 (8.13%) Continuous Deployment
12 34 (7.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 34 (7.47%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (7.47%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 31 (6.81%) ITIL
14 30 (6.59%) Software Engineering
15 29 (6.37%) High Availability
16 28 (6.15%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 217 (47.69%) Python
2 122 (26.81%) Bash Shell
3 110 (24.18%) Java
4 79 (17.36%) PowerShell
5 52 (11.43%) SQL
6 51 (11.21%) Perl
6 51 (11.21%) Ruby
7 49 (10.77%) Shell Script
8 32 (7.03%) JavaScript
9 28 (6.15%) C#
10 27 (5.93%) Go
11 17 (3.74%) C
12 14 (3.08%) PHP
12 14 (3.08%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.86%) Scala
14 8 (1.76%) C++
15 7 (1.54%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.32%) Groovy
16 6 (1.32%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.10%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 104 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 97 (21.32%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.30%) CCA
4 12 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.54%) DBS Check
5 7 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.32%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.32%) Degree
7 4 (0.88%) CCNA
8 3 (0.66%) CCNP
8 3 (0.66%) JNCIA
8 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.44%) CISSP
9 2 (0.44%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.44%) MCSE
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.44%) RHCE
10 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.49%) QA
2 14 (3.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (3.08%) GDPR
2 14 (3.08%) HIPAA
2 14 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.42%) SLA
4 3 (0.66%) NIST
5 2 (0.44%) NCSC
System Software
1 208 (45.71%) Docker
2 63 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (9.45%) Active Directory
4 30 (6.59%) vSphere
5 17 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.76%) NFS
7 6 (1.32%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.88%) GlusterFS
8 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.88%) Xen
8 4 (0.88%) XenApp
9 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.66%) KVM
9 3 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.44%) HDFS
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.44%) zsh
Systems Management
1 303 (66.59%) Ansible
2 225 (49.45%) Opscode Chef
3 221 (48.57%) Terraform
4 190 (41.76%) Kubernetes
5 68 (14.95%) Packer
6 36 (7.91%) Salt
7 31 (6.81%) Prometheus
8 29 (6.37%) Grafana
9 22 (4.84%) ZABBIX
10 19 (4.18%) Nagios
11 14 (3.08%) Rundeck
12 13 (2.86%) Data Guard
13 8 (1.76%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (1.10%) Graphite
15 5 (1.10%) Kibana
16 4 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
16 4 (0.88%) Graylog
16 4 (0.88%) SCOM
17 3 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 72 (15.82%) VMware
2 64 (14.07%) Red Hat
2 64 (14.07%) Splunk
3 55 (12.09%) Oracle
4 46 (10.11%) Atlassian
5 37 (8.13%) Cloudera
6 33 (7.25%) Hortonworks
7 32 (7.03%) Dell
7 32 (7.03%) Microsoft
8 31 (6.81%) SaltStack
9 23 (5.05%) MuleSoft
10 18 (3.96%) Cisco
10 18 (3.96%) EMC
11 17 (3.74%) Google
12 14 (3.08%) HP
13 12 (2.64%) Sybase
14 11 (2.42%) NetApp
15 9 (1.98%) SAP
16 8 (1.76%) Sonatype
17 6 (1.32%) LogicMonitor