Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 197 179 87
Rank change year-on-year -18 -92 +3
Contract jobs citing Puppet 467 986 2,648
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.51% 2.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.24% 10.50% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 715 1,972
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £360 £413 £400
90th Percentile £638 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £38.63 £37.50 £33.75
90th Percentile £41.88 £47.63 £41.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%

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 5,667 9,394 13,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.35% 14.43% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,990 6,548 9,380
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £313
90th Percentile £656 £675 £660
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 238 316
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% - +7.92%
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.23 £45.60 £45.05
Median hourly rate £24.47 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +35.92% +2.86% +4.07%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -40 235 £500 -13.04% 125
South East +74 71 £450 -18.18% 22
North of England -19 58 £485 -5.37% 60
Yorkshire +8 28 £300 -40.00% 28
East of England +50 24 £425 -17.07% 15
North West -14 20 £500 -4.76% 27
South West +58 19 £500 -4.76% 28
Midlands +27 15 £400 -23.81% 25
West Midlands +21 11 £540 +3.35% 12
North East +9 10 £475 +10.47% 5
East Midlands +33 4 £320 -40.47% 13
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 307 (65.74%) Ansible
2 280 (59.96%) Linux
3 274 (58.67%) DevOps
4 243 (52.03%) Python
5 217 (46.47%) Opscode Chef
6 216 (46.25%) AWS
7 210 (44.97%) Jenkins
8 205 (43.90%) Terraform
9 204 (43.68%) Docker
10 185 (39.61%) Kubernetes
11 165 (35.33%) Configuration Management
12 150 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
13 145 (31.05%) Azure
14 131 (28.05%) Security Cleared
15 124 (26.55%) Bash Shell
16 120 (25.70%) Java
17 119 (25.48%) Windows
17 119 (25.48%) Git (software)
18 113 (24.20%) SC Cleared
19 100 (21.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 78 (16.70%) Continuous Integration
21 77 (16.49%) GitLab
22 76 (16.27%) PowerShell
23 74 (15.85%) VMware
24 70 (14.99%) Unix
24 70 (14.99%) Red Hat
25 69 (14.78%) Finance
26 65 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
27 64 (13.70%) Splunk
28 63 (13.49%) CentOS

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 36 (7.71%) Confluence
2 28 (6.00%) Apache
3 22 (4.71%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.28%) nginx
5 19 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (3.85%) JBoss
7 16 (3.43%) OpenStack
8 14 (3.00%) IIS
9 11 (2.36%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (1.28%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.07%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.64%) Jetty
13 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.43%) CMS
14 2 (0.43%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.21%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 216 (46.25%) AWS
2 145 (31.05%) Azure
3 63 (13.49%) GitHub
4 54 (11.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 44 (9.42%) GCP
6 31 (6.64%) Amazon S3
6 31 (6.64%) Serverless
7 29 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (5.14%) Amazon ECS
9 20 (4.28%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (4.07%) IaaS
10 19 (4.07%) PaaS
11 16 (3.43%) OpenShift
12 15 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (3.21%) SaaS
13 14 (3.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (3.00%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (2.57%) Amazon Cognito
14 12 (2.57%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (2.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.06%) Firewall
2 26 (5.57%) DNS
3 25 (5.35%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.93%) HTTP
5 18 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
6 15 (3.21%) VLAN
7 13 (2.78%) SSL
8 12 (2.57%) DHCP
8 12 (2.57%) SNMP
9 9 (1.93%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.71%) FTP
11 7 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.50%) iSCSI
11 7 (1.50%) Multicast
11 7 (1.50%) SAN
11 7 (1.50%) SSH
11 7 (1.50%) tcpdump
12 6 (1.28%) Anycast
12 6 (1.28%) Network Security
12 6 (1.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.42%) MySQL
2 29 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (4.93%) Amazon RDS
3 23 (4.93%) NoSQL
4 21 (4.50%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.07%) Big Data
6 17 (3.64%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.64%) SQL Server
7 14 (3.00%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.57%) MariaDB
9 9 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (1.71%) Redis
11 7 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.28%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.28%) Tableau
13 5 (1.07%) Impala
13 5 (1.07%) Looker
13 5 (1.07%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 210 (44.97%) Jenkins
2 119 (25.48%) Git (software)
3 77 (16.49%) GitLab
4 60 (12.85%) JIRA
5 35 (7.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 33 (7.07%) Bitbucket
7 29 (6.21%) Selenium
8 28 (6.00%) TeamCity
9 23 (4.93%) SonarQube
10 22 (4.71%) Subversion
11 21 (4.50%) JUnit
12 17 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (3.21%) Maven
14 14 (3.00%) JMeter
15 13 (2.78%) IntelliJ
15 13 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (2.57%) Artifactory
16 12 (2.57%) CA Gen
17 11 (2.36%) GoCD
18 9 (1.93%) Cucumber
General
1 69 (14.78%) Finance
2 32 (6.85%) Banking
2 32 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.93%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.71%) Marketing
5 8 (1.71%) Retail
6 7 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.28%) Front Office
8 4 (0.86%) Electronics
9 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.64%) Games
9 3 (0.64%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (33.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (10.06%) Developer
3 44 (9.42%) Linux Engineer
4 42 (8.99%) AWS Engineer
5 39 (8.35%) AWS DevOps
6 33 (7.07%) Consultant
7 31 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (6.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 28 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
10 27 (5.78%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (5.14%) Administrator
11 24 (5.14%) Architect
12 20 (4.28%) Automation Engineer
12 20 (4.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 14 (3.00%) Platform Engineer
13 14 (3.00%) Senior DevOps
13 14 (3.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 13 (2.78%) Azure DevOps
15 12 (2.57%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.78%) Node.js
2 34 (7.28%) REST
3 31 (6.64%) Elastic Stack
3 31 (6.64%) Web Services
4 26 (5.57%) J2EE
5 24 (5.14%) Kafka
6 20 (4.28%) React
7 18 (3.85%) HTML
8 15 (3.21%) .NET
8 15 (3.21%) RESTful
9 13 (2.78%) JSON
9 13 (2.78%) Middleware
10 12 (2.57%) Spring
10 12 (2.57%) Swagger
10 12 (2.57%) XML
11 11 (2.36%) CSS
11 11 (2.36%) gRPC
11 11 (2.36%) LDAP
11 11 (2.36%) Software Packaging
11 11 (2.36%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.78%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.35%) Private Cloud
3 16 (3.43%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.21%) Cloud Native
5 13 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (2.57%) Clustering
7 11 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.93%) User Experience
10 8 (1.71%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (1.71%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.86%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
14 3 (0.64%) Over-the-Top Content
14 3 (0.64%) PlayStation
14 3 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 280 (59.96%) Linux
2 119 (25.48%) Windows
3 100 (21.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (14.99%) Unix
5 63 (13.49%) CentOS
6 46 (9.85%) Windows Server
7 28 (6.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (4.93%) Ubuntu
9 20 (4.28%) Solaris
9 20 (4.28%) Windows 10
10 19 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (3.21%) Debian
12 12 (2.57%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (2.57%) SUSE
12 12 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (2.14%) AIX
14 8 (1.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.86%) VMS
16 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (58.67%) DevOps
2 165 (35.33%) Configuration Management
3 150 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (16.70%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (13.28%) Infrastructure as Code
6 49 (10.49%) Test Automation
7 47 (10.06%) Microservices
8 43 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 43 (9.21%) Open Source
9 41 (8.78%) Scrum
10 40 (8.57%) Infrastructure Automation
11 35 (7.49%) Deployment Automation
11 35 (7.49%) Software Engineering
12 32 (6.85%) Continuous Deployment
13 31 (6.64%) Continuous Delivery
14 30 (6.42%) High Availability
15 29 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (5.78%) Migration
17 26 (5.57%) Change Management
17 26 (5.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 243 (52.03%) Python
2 124 (26.55%) Bash Shell
3 120 (25.70%) Java
4 76 (16.27%) PowerShell
5 60 (12.85%) Ruby
6 55 (11.78%) Perl
6 55 (11.78%) SQL
7 49 (10.49%) JavaScript
8 47 (10.06%) Go
9 22 (4.71%) C#
10 21 (4.50%) Scala
10 21 (4.50%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.21%) C++
11 15 (3.21%) Groovy
12 14 (3.00%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.93%) PHP
14 8 (1.71%) C
15 6 (1.28%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.07%) AWK
17 4 (0.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 131 (28.05%) Security Cleared
2 113 (24.20%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.57%) Degree
3 12 (2.57%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.50%) CCNA
6 7 (1.50%) DBS Check
7 6 (1.28%) CCA
8 5 (1.07%) CCNP
8 5 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.86%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.86%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.64%) MCSE
10 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.43%) CCIE
11 2 (0.43%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.43%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.57%) QA
3 6 (1.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.21%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.21%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) NCSC
4 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 204 (43.68%) Docker
2 65 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (7.28%) Active Directory
4 25 (5.35%) vSphere
5 18 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.00%) Hyper-V
8 13 (2.78%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.07%) HDFS
9 5 (1.07%) KVM
9 5 (1.07%) NFS
9 5 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.07%) XenApp
10 4 (0.86%) vCloud
10 4 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.86%) Xen
11 3 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 307 (65.74%) Ansible
2 217 (46.47%) Opscode Chef
3 205 (43.90%) Terraform
4 185 (39.61%) Kubernetes
5 36 (7.71%) Prometheus
6 35 (7.49%) Salt
7 33 (7.07%) Grafana
8 32 (6.85%) Packer
9 17 (3.64%) Kibana
9 17 (3.64%) ZABBIX
10 16 (3.43%) Nagios
11 14 (3.00%) Rundeck
12 8 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.71%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (1.71%) vRealize
13 6 (1.28%) Consul
13 6 (1.28%) SCCM
13 6 (1.28%) vCenter Server
14 5 (1.07%) CFEngine
14 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 74 (15.85%) VMware
2 70 (14.99%) Red Hat
3 64 (13.70%) Splunk
4 54 (11.56%) Oracle
5 37 (7.92%) Atlassian
6 33 (7.07%) Microsoft
7 25 (5.35%) Dell
8 24 (5.14%) Cisco
9 19 (4.07%) Cloudera
9 19 (4.07%) Google
10 18 (3.85%) SaltStack
11 16 (3.43%) SAP
12 13 (2.78%) Citrix
12 13 (2.78%) F5
12 13 (2.78%) Hortonworks
12 13 (2.78%) Zscaler
13 12 (2.57%) EMC
13 12 (2.57%) HP
14 10 (2.14%) Informatica
14 10 (2.14%) ServiceNow