Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 92 66
Rank change year-on-year +10 -26 +76
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2,778 2,521 3,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.94% 2.70% 3.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.17% 22.93% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,045 1,930 2,289
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -39.53%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% 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 13,773 10,992 11,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.59% 11.79% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,383 7,497 7,226
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +8.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 262 255
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -24.14% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.98 £47.50 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +15.38%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 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 -8 1,332 £550 +4.76% 268
North of England +19 493 £500 +5.26% 111
South East +2 468 £500 +2.04% 76
North West +11 209 £525 +5.00% 56
Midlands +25 207 £425 -17.48% 43
Yorkshire +3 168 £475 -5.00% 44
South West +39 157 £425 +0.89% 39
West Midlands -7 148 £500 -4.86% 29
East of England +12 124 £515 +0.49% 35
North East +25 123 £490 -3.07% 11
East Midlands +38 57 £400 -11.11% 14
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (67.39%) DevOps
2 1,822 (65.59%) Ansible
3 1,543 (55.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1,531 (55.11%) Linux
5 1,530 (55.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1,518 (54.64%) Jenkins
7 1,195 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
8 1,164 (41.90%) Docker
9 1,113 (40.06%) Python
10 1,016 (36.57%) Java
11 945 (34.02%) Terraform
12 892 (32.11%) Continuous Integration
13 860 (30.96%) Configuration Management
14 738 (26.57%) Kubernetes
15 737 (26.53%) Git (software)
16 625 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 559 (20.12%) Windows
18 546 (19.65%) Bash Shell
19 469 (16.88%) Open Source
20 450 (16.20%) Test Automation
21 442 (15.91%) Unix
22 435 (15.66%) Ruby
23 430 (15.48%) Security Cleared
24 427 (15.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 420 (15.12%) Red Hat
26 419 (15.08%) MySQL
26 419 (15.08%) TDD
27 418 (15.05%) NoSQL
28 406 (14.61%) Perl
29 398 (14.33%) Tomcat

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
1 398 (14.33%) Tomcat
2 247 (8.89%) OpenStack
3 236 (8.50%) Apache
4 220 (7.92%) WebSphere
5 214 (7.70%) nginx
6 210 (7.56%) WebLogic
7 170 (6.12%) JBoss
8 134 (4.82%) Confluence
9 122 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
10 100 (3.60%) Jetty
11 98 (3.53%) Cloud Foundry
12 67 (2.41%) IIS
13 39 (1.40%) Mongrel
14 38 (1.37%) Apache Spark
15 30 (1.08%) Documentum
16 25 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (0.90%) Tuxedo
17 17 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 15 (0.54%) Apache Pig
19 11 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 50 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.18%) HipChat
4 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.072%) SPSS
6 1 (0.036%) InVision
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.072%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.036%) Exstream
6 1 (0.036%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,543 (55.54%) Amazon AWS
2 625 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 312 (11.23%) Amazon EC2
4 258 (9.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 236 (8.50%) GitHub
6 224 (8.06%) Amazon S3
7 177 (6.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 156 (5.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 149 (5.36%) PaaS
10 139 (5.00%) Serverless
11 120 (4.32%) IaaS
12 113 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
13 105 (3.78%) Amazon ELB
14 82 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
15 78 (2.81%) OpenShift
16 72 (2.59%) Route 53
17 71 (2.56%) npm
18 70 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 68 (2.45%) SaaS
20 51 (1.84%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 235 (8.46%) HTTP
2 214 (7.70%) TCP/IP
3 194 (6.98%) DNS
4 162 (5.83%) SSL
5 136 (4.90%) Firewall
6 77 (2.77%) DHCP
7 48 (1.73%) FTP
8 45 (1.62%) IPsec
9 39 (1.40%) VPN
10 38 (1.37%) Internet
11 30 (1.08%) SSH
12 26 (0.94%) iSCSI
13 24 (0.86%) SAN
14 21 (0.76%) LAN
15 20 (0.72%) WAN
16 19 (0.68%) BIG-IP
17 17 (0.61%) VLAN
18 16 (0.58%) DSL
18 16 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
19 15 (0.54%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (15.08%) MySQL
2 418 (15.05%) NoSQL
3 379 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
4 314 (11.30%) MongoDB
5 263 (9.47%) Hadoop
6 135 (4.86%) Big Data
7 123 (4.43%) SQL Server
8 106 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
9 100 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 90 (3.24%) Relational Database
11 69 (2.48%) RDBMS
12 66 (2.38%) Apache Hive
13 54 (1.94%) Redis
14 45 (1.62%) Sqoop
15 41 (1.48%) Impala
16 35 (1.26%) Oracle Database
17 26 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 24 (0.86%) InfluxDB
19 20 (0.72%) MariaDB
20 19 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,518 (54.64%) Jenkins
2 737 (26.53%) Git (software)
3 314 (11.30%) Maven
4 261 (9.40%) GitLab
5 227 (8.17%) JIRA
6 189 (6.80%) Selenium
7 178 (6.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 162 (5.83%) Artifactory
8 162 (5.83%) NUnit
9 161 (5.80%) MSTest
10 151 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 144 (5.18%) Travis CI
12 139 (5.00%) TeamCity
13 130 (4.68%) Bitbucket
14 118 (4.25%) Cucumber
15 113 (4.07%) Gradle
16 110 (3.96%) Vagrant
17 105 (3.78%) Subversion
18 96 (3.46%) Ant
19 89 (3.20%) JUnit
General
1 325 (11.70%) Finance
2 141 (5.08%) Banking
3 44 (1.58%) Telecoms
4 42 (1.51%) Marketing
5 34 (1.22%) Retail
6 23 (0.83%) Publishing
7 21 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.72%) Electronics
9 17 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.58%) Games
11 14 (0.50%) Front Office
12 12 (0.43%) Law
13 7 (0.25%) Automotive
14 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.18%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.11%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.11%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.072%) Advertising
17 2 (0.072%) Billing
17 2 (0.072%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,288 (46.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 479 (17.24%) Developer
3 394 (14.18%) AWS Engineer
4 370 (13.32%) AWS DevOps
5 332 (11.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 295 (10.62%) Java Developer
7 178 (6.41%) Linux Engineer
8 151 (5.44%) Architect
9 144 (5.18%) Cloud Engineer
10 132 (4.75%) Platform Engineer
11 122 (4.39%) Consultant
12 117 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
13 103 (3.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 98 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 94 (3.38%) DevOps Consultant
16 84 (3.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 77 (2.77%) Administrator
17 77 (2.77%) Azure Engineer
18 69 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 66 (2.38%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (8.89%) Node.js
2 236 (8.50%) Elastic Stack
3 212 (7.63%) Spring
4 205 (7.38%) Web Services
5 125 (4.50%) .NET
6 122 (4.39%) REST
7 120 (4.32%) CSS
8 115 (4.14%) Spring Boot
9 112 (4.03%) Middleware
10 109 (3.92%) Hibernate
11 107 (3.85%) HTML
12 99 (3.56%) Kafka
13 98 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
14 95 (3.42%) AngularJS
15 94 (3.38%) XML
16 90 (3.24%) JSON
17 89 (3.20%) Servlets
18 83 (2.99%) RESTful
19 80 (2.88%) jQuery
20 71 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 143 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
2 115 (4.14%) Public Cloud
3 107 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 77 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 76 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
6 55 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
8 50 (1.80%) Cloud Native
9 48 (1.73%) PKI
10 45 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 45 (1.62%) Wiki
11 43 (1.55%) Private Cloud
12 40 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 38 (1.37%) Management Information System
14 35 (1.26%) User Experience
15 28 (1.01%) Mobile App
16 27 (0.97%) Clustering
17 26 (0.94%) Fintech
18 16 (0.58%) Fat Client
18 16 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,531 (55.11%) Linux
2 559 (20.12%) Windows
3 442 (15.91%) Unix
4 427 (15.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 292 (10.51%) CentOS
6 148 (5.33%) Ubuntu
7 112 (4.03%) Windows Server
8 57 (2.05%) Debian
9 54 (1.94%) Solaris
10 45 (1.62%) CoreOS
11 34 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (0.90%) SUSE
12 25 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.83%) Android
13 23 (0.83%) VMS
14 22 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 16 (0.58%) AIX
15 16 (0.58%) Fedora
15 16 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,872 (67.39%) DevOps
2 1,195 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
3 892 (32.11%) Continuous Integration
4 860 (30.96%) Configuration Management
5 469 (16.88%) Open Source
6 450 (16.20%) Test Automation
7 419 (15.08%) TDD
8 349 (12.56%) Microservices
9 344 (12.38%) Scrum
10 309 (11.12%) Migration
11 307 (11.05%) Continuous Delivery
12 269 (9.68%) Deployment Automation
13 246 (8.86%) OO
14 210 (7.56%) Software Engineering
15 190 (6.84%) BDD
15 190 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
16 164 (5.90%) Kanban
17 153 (5.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 139 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
19 123 (4.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,113 (40.06%) Python
2 1,016 (36.57%) Java
3 546 (19.65%) Bash Shell
4 435 (15.66%) Ruby
5 406 (14.61%) Perl
6 299 (10.76%) SQL
7 279 (10.04%) PowerShell
8 278 (10.01%) Shell Script
9 268 (9.65%) JavaScript
10 221 (7.96%) Groovy
11 134 (4.82%) Go
12 109 (3.92%) C#
13 94 (3.38%) PHP
14 93 (3.35%) Scala
15 75 (2.70%) Korn
16 69 (2.48%) Java 8
17 58 (2.09%) C++
18 48 (1.73%) C
18 48 (1.73%) Haskell
19 13 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 430 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 310 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 86 (3.10%) Degree
4 49 (1.76%) AWS Certification
5 42 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.08%) RHCE
8 15 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.54%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.43%) CCNA
9 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.40%) CISSP
11 8 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.29%) MCSE
12 5 (0.18%) CISM
13 4 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (0.14%) SSCP
14 3 (0.11%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.11%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.02%) QA
2 11 (0.40%) GDPR
2 11 (0.40%) PCI DSS
2 11 (0.40%) SLA
3 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.11%) PMO
4 2 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.036%) BS25999
5 1 (0.036%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.036%) GPG13
5 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.036%) WAI
5 1 (0.036%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,164 (41.90%) Docker
2 211 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
4 76 (2.74%) Active Directory
5 52 (1.87%) Xen
6 50 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 47 (1.69%) HDFS
8 46 (1.66%) vSphere
9 36 (1.30%) NFS
10 29 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
11 28 (1.01%) KVM
11 28 (1.01%) VirtualBox
12 27 (0.97%) etcd
13 26 (0.94%) flannel
14 22 (0.79%) Squid
15 19 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 19 (0.68%) Ceph
15 19 (0.68%) SkyDNS
16 18 (0.65%) GlusterFS
17 16 (0.58%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,822 (65.59%) Ansible
2 1,530 (55.08%) Opscode Chef
3 945 (34.02%) Terraform
4 738 (26.57%) Kubernetes
5 205 (7.38%) Packer
6 182 (6.55%) Salt
7 162 (5.83%) Nagios
8 158 (5.69%) Grafana
9 152 (5.47%) ZABBIX
10 147 (5.29%) Kibana
11 86 (3.10%) Prometheus
12 84 (3.02%) logstash
13 68 (2.45%) Cobbler
13 68 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
14 60 (2.16%) Consul
15 55 (1.98%) Rancher
16 48 (1.73%) Mesos
17 47 (1.69%) Graphite
18 46 (1.66%) Hadoop YARN
19 37 (1.33%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 420 (15.12%) Red Hat
2 393 (14.15%) Oracle
3 334 (12.02%) VMware
4 227 (8.17%) Microsoft
5 204 (7.34%) Google
6 145 (5.22%) Splunk
7 87 (3.13%) Atlassian
8 85 (3.06%) New Relic
9 82 (2.95%) SaltStack
10 61 (2.20%) Black Duck
11 54 (1.94%) Cloudera
12 47 (1.69%) Adobe
13 43 (1.55%) Citrix
14 40 (1.44%) AppDynamics
15 39 (1.40%) Cisco
15 39 (1.40%) IBM
16 34 (1.22%) F5
17 33 (1.19%) Pega
18 32 (1.15%) hybris
18 32 (1.15%) NetApp