Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 76 112
Rank change year-on-year -9 +36 +23
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2,654 2,666 2,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.85% 3.00% 2.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.97% 27.93% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,034 1,895 1,533
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £405 £363 £360
90th Percentile £662 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.89% -43.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27.83 £24.28 £47.50
90th Percentile £42.63 £32.83 £62.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +23.89% -43.50% +5.26%

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 11,071 9,546 8,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.87% 10.73% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,582 6,198 5,468
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £632 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 235 300
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.93 £52.85
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 -18 1,478 £525 - 311
North of England +6 425 £483 +13.53% 105
South East +21 404 £500 +8.70% 97
North West +21 185 £483 +12.21% 46
Yorkshire -5 182 £475 +8.88% 51
Midlands +42 172 £525 +10.53% 57
West Midlands +28 142 £530 +11.58% 33
South West +49 106 £500 -1.96% 38
East of England -28 72 £538 +2.38% 36
North East +19 65 £538 +39.61% 8
East Midlands +24 27 £425 -15.00% 24
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 1,872 (70.54%) DevOps
2 1,578 (59.46%) Linux
3 1,546 (58.25%) Ansible
4 1,402 (52.83%) Opscode Chef
5 1,356 (51.09%) Jenkins
6 1,270 (47.85%) Amazon AWS
7 1,141 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
8 1,052 (39.64%) Python
9 1,046 (39.41%) Docker
10 986 (37.15%) Configuration Management
11 983 (37.04%) Java
12 871 (32.82%) Continuous Integration
13 851 (32.06%) Git (software)
14 599 (22.57%) Ruby
15 583 (21.97%) Terraform
16 571 (21.51%) Bash Shell
17 486 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
18 481 (18.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 438 (16.50%) Unix
20 434 (16.35%) Kubernetes
21 425 (16.01%) Finance
22 415 (15.64%) Windows
23 388 (14.62%) Open Source
24 383 (14.43%) Oracle
25 380 (14.32%) Security Cleared
26 377 (14.20%) MySQL
27 375 (14.13%) Red Hat
28 367 (13.83%) Scrum
29 356 (13.41%) Microservices
30 354 (13.34%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 332 (12.51%) Tomcat
2 215 (8.10%) Apache
2 215 (8.10%) Confluence
3 193 (7.27%) OpenStack
4 172 (6.48%) WebSphere
5 171 (6.44%) nginx
6 158 (5.95%) WebLogic
7 157 (5.92%) JBoss
8 146 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
9 81 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
10 68 (2.56%) Apache Spark
11 66 (2.49%) IIS
12 60 (2.26%) Jetty
12 60 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 22 (0.83%) CMS
14 16 (0.60%) Mule
15 14 (0.53%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.53%) Mongrel
16 13 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (0.34%) HipChat
2 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.038%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.41%) Magento
4 6 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.038%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.038%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1,270 (47.85%) Amazon AWS
2 486 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 235 (8.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 227 (8.55%) Amazon EC2
5 166 (6.25%) Amazon S3
6 154 (5.80%) GitHub
7 145 (5.46%) PaaS
8 134 (5.05%) IaaS
9 118 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
10 99 (3.73%) Amazon ELB
11 96 (3.62%) Serverless
12 92 (3.47%) Route 53
13 89 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 84 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
15 82 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
16 75 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 61 (2.30%) npm
18 60 (2.26%) Slack
19 35 (1.32%) SaaS
20 31 (1.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 257 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 196 (7.39%) HTTP
3 177 (6.67%) Firewall
4 176 (6.63%) DNS
5 165 (6.22%) SSL
6 53 (2.00%) DHCP
7 50 (1.88%) SAN
8 49 (1.85%) VPN
9 42 (1.58%) FTP
10 36 (1.36%) Internet
11 31 (1.17%) SSH
12 30 (1.13%) IPsec
13 22 (0.83%) Network Security
13 22 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
14 17 (0.64%) WAN
15 16 (0.60%) SMS
16 14 (0.53%) LAN
17 12 (0.45%) iSCSI
17 12 (0.45%) OpenVPN
18 11 (0.41%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (14.20%) MySQL
2 338 (12.74%) PostgreSQL
3 333 (12.55%) NoSQL
4 304 (11.45%) MongoDB
5 166 (6.25%) Hadoop
6 134 (5.05%) Relational Database
7 129 (4.86%) Amazon RDS
8 124 (4.67%) SQL Server
9 105 (3.96%) Big Data
10 91 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 77 (2.90%) Redis
12 65 (2.45%) Oracle Database
13 50 (1.88%) RDBMS
14 33 (1.24%) DB2
15 26 (0.98%) HBase
16 24 (0.90%) Apache Hive
17 21 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 19 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
19 13 (0.49%) InfluxDB
19 13 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,356 (51.09%) Jenkins
2 851 (32.06%) Git (software)
3 335 (12.62%) JIRA
3 335 (12.62%) Maven
4 260 (9.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 213 (8.03%) TeamCity
6 164 (6.18%) Subversion
7 157 (5.92%) Artifactory
8 142 (5.35%) JUnit
9 138 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 134 (5.05%) Selenium
11 132 (4.97%) Ant
12 127 (4.79%) Cucumber
13 115 (4.33%) NUnit
14 106 (3.99%) Bitbucket
15 103 (3.88%) MSTest
16 98 (3.69%) Gradle
17 94 (3.54%) GitLab
18 88 (3.32%) SonarQube
19 68 (2.56%) Travis CI
General
1 425 (16.01%) Finance
2 160 (6.03%) Banking
3 54 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 50 (1.88%) Retail Banking
5 44 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 39 (1.47%) Marketing
6 39 (1.47%) Retail
7 37 (1.39%) Publishing
8 24 (0.90%) Games
9 21 (0.79%) Electronics
9 21 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.41%) Law
12 10 (0.38%) Front Office
13 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.11%) Advertising
14 3 (0.11%) Local Government
15 2 (0.075%) French Language
15 2 (0.075%) Retail Finance
15 2 (0.075%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,264 (47.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 471 (17.75%) Developer
3 379 (14.28%) AWS DevOps
4 358 (13.49%) AWS Engineer
5 311 (11.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 277 (10.44%) Java Developer
7 264 (9.95%) Linux Engineer
8 188 (7.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 181 (6.82%) Consultant
10 171 (6.44%) Senior DevOps
11 166 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 149 (5.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 142 (5.35%) DevOps Consultant
14 113 (4.26%) Administrator
15 101 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
16 97 (3.65%) Architect
17 96 (3.62%) Lead DevOps
18 95 (3.58%) Senior Developer
19 85 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
20 70 (2.64%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (11.87%) Web Services
2 258 (9.72%) Node.js
3 193 (7.27%) Spring
4 183 (6.90%) Elastic Stack
5 175 (6.59%) .NET
6 172 (6.48%) REST
7 160 (6.03%) AngularJS
8 150 (5.65%) JSON
9 119 (4.48%) jQuery
10 105 (3.96%) Kafka
10 105 (3.96%) React
11 103 (3.88%) CSS
11 103 (3.88%) XML
12 99 (3.73%) J2EE
13 97 (3.65%) HTML
14 96 (3.62%) Middleware
15 90 (3.39%) SOAP
16 89 (3.35%) RESTful
17 86 (3.24%) Play Framework
18 81 (3.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 137 (5.16%) Public Cloud
2 108 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (2.71%) Data Centre
4 63 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
5 48 (1.81%) Clustering
6 45 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 32 (1.21%) Fintech
9 32 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 27 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 25 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 23 (0.87%) PKI
13 22 (0.83%) Computer Science
14 21 (0.79%) Mobile App
14 21 (0.79%) Online Banking
15 16 (0.60%) Online Games
16 12 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
17 11 (0.41%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,578 (59.46%) Linux
2 481 (18.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 438 (16.50%) Unix
4 415 (15.64%) Windows
5 211 (7.95%) CentOS
6 110 (4.14%) Windows Server
7 84 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 57 (2.15%) Solaris
9 48 (1.81%) CoreOS
10 44 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (1.58%) Debian
12 39 (1.47%) AIX
13 22 (0.83%) SUSE
14 21 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (0.64%) VMS
16 13 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.34%) Windows 10
18 8 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.26%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,872 (70.54%) DevOps
2 1,141 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
3 986 (37.15%) Configuration Management
4 871 (32.82%) Continuous Integration
5 388 (14.62%) Open Source
6 367 (13.83%) Scrum
7 356 (13.41%) Microservices
8 354 (13.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 341 (12.85%) TDD
10 314 (11.83%) Test Automation
11 192 (7.23%) Mentoring
12 184 (6.93%) Software Engineering
13 181 (6.82%) OO
14 172 (6.48%) BDD
15 169 (6.37%) Migration
16 167 (6.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 157 (5.92%) Load Balancing
18 152 (5.73%) Kanban
19 134 (5.05%) Task Automation
20 127 (4.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,052 (39.64%) Python
2 983 (37.04%) Java
3 599 (22.57%) Ruby
4 571 (21.51%) Bash Shell
5 338 (12.74%) Perl
6 327 (12.32%) JavaScript
7 280 (10.55%) SQL
8 251 (9.46%) PowerShell
9 180 (6.78%) Groovy
10 170 (6.41%) Shell Script
11 140 (5.28%) Scala
12 135 (5.09%) PHP
13 103 (3.88%) C#
14 90 (3.39%) Go
15 54 (2.03%) C++
16 45 (1.70%) C
17 24 (0.90%) Korn
17 24 (0.90%) XPath
18 21 (0.79%) R
19 12 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 380 (14.32%) Security Cleared
2 287 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 38 (1.43%) Degree
4 30 (1.13%) AWS Certification
5 21 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.41%) RHCE
8 7 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.19%) CCNP
11 4 (0.15%) CISSP
11 4 (0.15%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.15%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.15%) OCP
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.11%) CISA
12 3 (0.11%) CISM
12 3 (0.11%) ISEB
12 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.84%) QA
2 33 (1.24%) GCP
3 25 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.19%) SLA
6 3 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.075%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.075%) GDPR
8 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,046 (39.41%) Docker
2 141 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
4 68 (2.56%) Active Directory
5 36 (1.36%) KVM
6 31 (1.17%) HDFS
7 27 (1.02%) vCloud
7 27 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (1.02%) Xen
8 23 (0.87%) Hyper-V
8 23 (0.87%) VMware NSX
9 20 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 20 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.64%) Squid
11 16 (0.60%) Apache Flume
11 16 (0.60%) vSphere
12 13 (0.49%) NFS
13 12 (0.45%) etcd
13 12 (0.45%) Firmware
13 12 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1,546 (58.25%) Ansible
2 1,402 (52.83%) Opscode Chef
3 583 (21.97%) Terraform
4 434 (16.35%) Kubernetes
5 143 (5.39%) Nagios
6 139 (5.24%) Kibana
7 133 (5.01%) logstash
8 110 (4.14%) Salt
9 108 (4.07%) Grafana
10 100 (3.77%) Packer
11 94 (3.54%) ZABBIX
12 65 (2.45%) Mesos
13 60 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
14 52 (1.96%) Consul
15 47 (1.77%) Rancher
16 43 (1.62%) Cobbler
17 36 (1.36%) HAProxy
18 31 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
19 29 (1.09%) Icinga
19 29 (1.09%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 383 (14.43%) Oracle
2 375 (14.13%) Red Hat
3 278 (10.47%) VMware
4 179 (6.74%) Splunk
5 125 (4.71%) Microsoft
6 95 (3.58%) Google
7 79 (2.98%) SaltStack
8 66 (2.49%) Atlassian
9 62 (2.34%) IBM
10 61 (2.30%) New Relic
11 50 (1.88%) AppDynamics
12 39 (1.47%) SAP
13 28 (1.06%) CA
13 28 (1.06%) webMethods
14 25 (0.94%) Hortonworks
14 25 (0.94%) HP
15 22 (0.83%) Dynatrace
16 21 (0.79%) F5
17 20 (0.75%) Cisco
18 17 (0.64%) hybris