Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 175 160
Rank change year-on-year -76 -15 -74
Contract jobs citing Puppet 737 435 1,270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.59% 1.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.85% 9.93% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 305 919
10th Percentile £413 £331 £413
25th Percentile £475 £413 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £631 £575 £626
90th Percentile £699 £638 £713
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £63.00 £54.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +27.06% -
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £66.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +65.00% +23.08%

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 10,762 4,382 11,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.01% 16.03% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,793 3,053 7,938
10th Percentile £350 £310 £280
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 82 240
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.61 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.31 £14.13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.48
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.55% +5.57%
75th Percentile £46.50 £37.06 £28.75
90th Percentile £62.25 £51.80 £50.03
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +14.29%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -52 452 £550 +4.76% 154
North of England -92 60 £525 +6.06% 50
South East -109 41 £475 -6.86% 30
South West -31 37 £538 +11.80% 24
East of England -43 37 £550 +39.24% 19
Midlands -51 34 £470 +25.33% 25
North West -59 34 £525 +5.00% 25
Yorkshire -63 24 £475 +15.15% 18
West Midlands -61 18 £565 +20.99% 17
East Midlands -29 15 £431 +36.90% 8
North East -22 2 £532 +9.66% 7
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 532 (72.18%) Ansible
2 470 (63.77%) DevOps
3 391 (53.05%) Linux
4 358 (48.58%) Python
5 355 (48.17%) Terraform
6 343 (46.54%) Jenkins
7 331 (44.91%) AWS
8 318 (43.15%) Kubernetes
9 304 (41.25%) Docker
10 260 (35.28%) Opscode Chef
11 255 (34.60%) Configuration Management
12 216 (29.31%) Bash Shell
13 209 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
14 200 (27.14%) Azure
15 183 (24.83%) Git (software)
16 165 (22.39%) Infrastructure as Code
17 160 (21.71%) Java
18 150 (20.35%) Windows
19 142 (19.27%) PowerShell
19 142 (19.27%) GCP
20 128 (17.37%) VMware
21 120 (16.28%) Security Cleared
22 117 (15.88%) GitHub
23 116 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
24 111 (15.06%) Finance
25 103 (13.98%) Social Skills
26 101 (13.70%) JIRA
27 100 (13.57%) SC Cleared
28 96 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
29 94 (12.75%) AWS CloudFormation

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 63 (8.55%) Confluence
2 47 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 39 (5.29%) Apache
4 34 (4.61%) nginx
5 31 (4.21%) WebSphere
6 27 (3.66%) WebLogic
7 23 (3.12%) IIS
8 22 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (2.85%) Apache Spark
10 16 (2.17%) SharePoint
11 14 (1.90%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.63%) Mule
13 9 (1.22%) JBoss
14 8 (1.09%) Traefik
14 8 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
16 6 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.68%) Jetty
18 3 (0.41%) Moodle
Applications
1 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.36%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 331 (44.91%) AWS
2 200 (27.14%) Azure
3 142 (19.27%) GCP
4 117 (15.88%) GitHub
5 94 (12.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 46 (6.24%) IaaS
7 44 (5.97%) PaaS
8 43 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
9 40 (5.43%) Serverless
10 34 (4.61%) Amazon EKS
11 30 (4.07%) SaaS
12 26 (3.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 23 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (3.12%) OpenShift
14 20 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 20 (2.71%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (2.44%) Amazon S3
16 16 (2.17%) AWS CodePipeline
17 15 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 61 (8.28%) DNS
2 55 (7.46%) Firewall
3 36 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 29 (3.93%) SAN
5 27 (3.66%) HTTP
6 21 (2.85%) NAS
7 17 (2.31%) WAN
8 15 (2.04%) LAN
8 15 (2.04%) Multicast
9 14 (1.90%) Kerberos
9 14 (1.90%) SNMP
10 13 (1.76%) HTTPS
10 13 (1.76%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.36%) IPv4
12 9 (1.22%) FTP
12 9 (1.22%) tcpdump
12 9 (1.22%) Wireshark
13 8 (1.09%) IPv6
14 7 (0.95%) DHCP
14 7 (0.95%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.16%) MongoDB
3 32 (4.34%) Amazon RDS
3 32 (4.34%) Hadoop
3 32 (4.34%) MySQL
4 30 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (3.93%) NoSQL
6 24 (3.26%) Big Data
7 15 (2.04%) MariaDB
8 13 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.22%) Redis
11 8 (1.09%) HBase
11 8 (1.09%) Tableau
12 7 (0.95%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.95%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.81%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 343 (46.54%) Jenkins
2 183 (24.83%) Git (software)
3 101 (13.70%) JIRA
4 76 (10.31%) GitLab
5 59 (8.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 58 (7.87%) Bitbucket
7 51 (6.92%) Maven
8 44 (5.97%) TeamCity
9 32 (4.34%) Subversion
10 30 (4.07%) Artifactory
11 27 (3.66%) Selenium
12 26 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (3.53%) CircleCI
13 24 (3.26%) SonarQube
14 18 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (2.17%) JUnit
15 16 (2.17%) Visual Studio
16 15 (2.04%) Cucumber
17 12 (1.63%) Gradle
17 12 (1.63%) Vagrant
General
1 111 (15.06%) Finance
2 103 (13.98%) Social Skills
3 75 (10.18%) Banking
4 43 (5.83%) Public Sector
5 27 (3.66%) Retail
6 17 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.76%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (1.63%) Games
9 12 (1.63%) Law
10 10 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
10 10 (1.36%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.95%) Prime Brokerage
12 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.54%) Back Office
13 4 (0.54%) Marketing
14 3 (0.41%) Military
15 2 (0.27%) Electronics
15 2 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 279 (37.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 65 (8.82%) AWS Engineer
3 61 (8.28%) Developer
4 57 (7.73%) Linux Engineer
5 49 (6.65%) AWS DevOps
6 44 (5.97%) Platform Engineer
7 42 (5.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 41 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
9 39 (5.29%) Architect
10 33 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
11 32 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
12 31 (4.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 30 (4.07%) Administrator
13 30 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
14 26 (3.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 24 (3.26%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 22 (2.99%) Consultant
17 21 (2.85%) Cloud Architect
18 20 (2.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.97%) .NET
2 43 (5.83%) Node.js
3 35 (4.75%) Kafka
4 31 (4.21%) JSON
5 30 (4.07%) Spring
6 29 (3.93%) AngularJS
6 29 (3.93%) YAML
7 28 (3.80%) React
8 26 (3.53%) REST
9 25 (3.39%) Web Services
10 24 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
10 24 (3.26%) HTML
11 22 (2.99%) CSS
12 16 (2.17%) Django
12 16 (2.17%) LDAP
12 16 (2.17%) Middleware
13 15 (2.04%) RESTful
14 14 (1.90%) .NET Framework
15 13 (1.76%) .NET Core
16 12 (1.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
3 44 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 39 (5.29%) Cloud Native
5 25 (3.39%) Clustering
6 20 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.49%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.36%) PKI
12 9 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (1.22%) Legacy Applications
12 9 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.09%) Equities
13 8 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.81%) Legacy Systems
14 6 (0.81%) User Experience
15 5 (0.68%) Replication
15 5 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 391 (53.05%) Linux
2 150 (20.35%) Windows
3 80 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 75 (10.18%) CentOS
5 73 (9.91%) Unix
6 32 (4.34%) Ubuntu
7 30 (4.07%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.63%) Solaris
10 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (1.09%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (0.81%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.68%) SUSE
15 4 (0.54%) Debian
16 3 (0.41%) AIX
17 2 (0.27%) VMS
18 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (63.77%) DevOps
2 255 (34.60%) Configuration Management
3 209 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (22.39%) Infrastructure as Code
5 116 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (10.04%) Microservices
6 74 (10.04%) Scrum
7 73 (9.91%) Test Automation
8 70 (9.50%) Infrastructure Automation
8 70 (9.50%) Migration
9 63 (8.55%) Software Engineering
10 62 (8.41%) Deployment Automation
11 59 (8.01%) SDLC
11 59 (8.01%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 56 (7.60%) Continuous Delivery
13 53 (7.19%) Data Protection
13 53 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 52 (7.06%) Open Source
14 52 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (6.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 358 (48.58%) Python
2 216 (29.31%) Bash Shell
3 160 (21.71%) Java
4 142 (19.27%) PowerShell
5 84 (11.40%) Go
6 79 (10.72%) Ruby
7 74 (10.04%) JavaScript
8 72 (9.77%) SQL
9 51 (6.92%) Shell Script
10 40 (5.43%) C#
10 40 (5.43%) Perl
11 37 (5.02%) Groovy
12 20 (2.71%) PHP
13 16 (2.17%) Scala
14 14 (1.90%) C++
15 12 (1.63%) C
16 9 (1.22%) Java 8
17 6 (0.81%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.68%) Kotlin
18 5 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 120 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 100 (13.57%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 21 (2.85%) Degree
5 12 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.09%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.09%) RHCE
7 7 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.81%) ISEB
8 6 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.41%) CEH
10 3 (0.41%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.41%) MCSA
10 3 (0.41%) MCSE
10 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.27%) RHCA
11 2 (0.27%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.14%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.22%) NCSC
2 8 (1.09%) GDPR
3 6 (0.81%) QA
4 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
7 1 (0.14%) SOC 1
7 1 (0.14%) SOC 2
System Software
1 304 (41.25%) Docker
2 96 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.29%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.04%) NFS
5 15 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.76%) KVM
6 13 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.63%) vSphere
8 10 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (1.22%) vCloud
9 9 (1.22%) Xen
10 8 (1.09%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.95%) HDFS
11 7 (0.95%) SRDF
12 6 (0.81%) LXC
12 6 (0.81%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 532 (72.18%) Ansible
2 355 (48.17%) Terraform
3 318 (43.15%) Kubernetes
4 260 (35.28%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (7.06%) Packer
6 40 (5.43%) Prometheus
7 27 (3.66%) Nagios
8 25 (3.39%) Docker Swarm
9 23 (3.12%) Salt
10 21 (2.85%) Istio
11 20 (2.71%) Consul
12 19 (2.58%) Icinga
13 18 (2.44%) vRealize
14 16 (2.17%) HAProxy
15 15 (2.04%) Grafana
15 15 (2.04%) ZABBIX
16 13 (1.76%) SCCM
17 11 (1.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 10 (1.36%) Kibana
18 10 (1.36%) linkerd
Vendors
1 128 (17.37%) VMware
2 87 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 76 (10.31%) Oracle
4 62 (8.41%) Red Hat
4 62 (8.41%) Splunk
5 51 (6.92%) Google
6 35 (4.75%) Cisco
7 24 (3.26%) New Relic
8 23 (3.12%) SaltStack
9 21 (2.85%) IBM
10 18 (2.44%) MuleSoft
11 17 (2.31%) EMC
12 15 (2.04%) AppDynamics
13 14 (1.90%) Citrix
13 14 (1.90%) NetApp
13 14 (1.90%) Zscaler
14 13 (1.76%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.49%) Informatica
15 11 (1.49%) PagerDuty
16 10 (1.36%) SolarWinds