Period
to

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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 274 215 188
Rank change year-on-year -59 -27 -77
Contract jobs citing Puppet 672 562 619
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.95% 1.22% 1.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.96% 7.60% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 389 464
10th Percentile £440 £400 £381
25th Percentile £501 £450 £433
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £587 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.49% -2.38% -4.55%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £775 £679 £675
UK median daily rate £589 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +14.88% -2.38% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
10th Percentile - £53.00 £36.24
25th Percentile - £55.63 £37.53
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £52.75
Median % change year-on-year - +13.74% +40.67%
75th Percentile - - £66.00
90th Percentile - - -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £63.00
% change year-on-year - -36.51% +68.00%

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 11,269 7,391 6,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.88% 16.05% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,245 5,272 4,612
10th Percentile £356 £343 £281
25th Percentile £463 £420 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.20% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £681 £675
UK median daily rate £565 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +13.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 96 154
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.03 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.25 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.75 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.13% +30.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £35.00 £53.00 £26.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £61.97 £47.34
UK median hourly rate £21.89 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -45.28% +105.13% +5.41%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -92 355 £620 +18.10% 76
North of England 0 102 £539 +7.75% 19
South East -33 53 £581 +22.37% 11
North West -7 48 £625 +21.36% 9
Yorkshire -7 47 £510 +2.00% 6
East of England -29 32 £550 +8.64% 11
South West -40 28 £550 +6.80% 13
Midlands -46 14 £513 +20.59% 5
West Midlands -49 11 £538 +7.50% 3
North East -1 7 £550 +12.24% 4
East Midlands -26 2 £475 +11.76% 2
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 521 (77.53%) Ansible
2 410 (61.01%) Linux
3 408 (60.71%) DevOps
4 352 (52.38%) Terraform
5 349 (51.93%) AWS
6 346 (51.49%) Docker
7 332 (49.40%) Python
8 323 (48.07%) Jenkins
9 318 (47.32%) CI/CD
10 313 (46.58%) Kubernetes
11 264 (39.29%) Configuration Management
12 252 (37.50%) Git (software)
13 248 (36.90%) Azure
14 234 (34.82%) Opscode Chef
15 220 (32.74%) Agile
16 182 (27.08%) Infrastructure as Code
17 175 (26.04%) Bash
18 161 (23.96%) Security Cleared
19 154 (22.92%) SC Cleared
20 150 (22.32%) GCP
21 137 (20.39%) PowerShell
22 136 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
23 132 (19.64%) Java
24 125 (18.60%) Windows
25 124 (18.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 124 (18.45%) GitLab
26 120 (17.86%) JIRA
27 119 (17.71%) Splunk
28 117 (17.41%) VMware
29 113 (16.82%) Finance

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 90 (13.39%) Confluence
2 49 (7.29%) nginx
3 45 (6.70%) IIS
4 37 (5.51%) Apache
5 32 (4.76%) OpenStack
5 32 (4.76%) Traefik
6 23 (3.42%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.79%) JBoss
8 8 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
9 7 (1.04%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.89%) Drupal
10 6 (0.89%) WordPress
11 5 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.74%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) assyst
2 4 (0.60%) Cloudability
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 349 (51.93%) AWS
2 248 (36.90%) Azure
3 150 (22.32%) GCP
4 112 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 98 (14.58%) GitHub
6 61 (9.08%) PaaS
7 59 (8.78%) Amazon EC2
8 49 (7.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 48 (7.14%) OpenShift
10 42 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 41 (6.10%) IaaS
12 37 (5.51%) Amazon S3
13 29 (4.32%) NuGet
13 29 (4.32%) Serverless
14 28 (4.17%) GitHub Actions
15 25 (3.72%) Amazon EKS
16 22 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
17 21 (3.13%) AWS CodePipeline
18 18 (2.68%) Amazon ECS
19 17 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 71 (10.57%) Firewall
2 70 (10.42%) DNS
3 46 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 26 (3.87%) Network Security
5 22 (3.27%) VPN
6 20 (2.98%) Internet
7 18 (2.68%) DHCP
7 18 (2.68%) HTTP
8 14 (2.08%) IPsec
9 12 (1.79%) ATM
9 12 (1.79%) SAN
9 12 (1.79%) SNMP
10 11 (1.64%) NAS
11 10 (1.49%) FTP
12 9 (1.34%) IPv6
13 7 (1.04%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.04%) SSH
13 7 (1.04%) SSL
14 6 (0.89%) VoIP
14 6 (0.89%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.59%) MySQL
3 37 (5.51%) Amazon RDS
4 36 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (4.46%) MongoDB
6 26 (3.87%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.83%) NoSQL
8 18 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (2.68%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.93%) Redis
10 10 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.49%) Big Data
11 9 (1.34%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.04%) DB2
13 6 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.60%) Metadata
15 3 (0.45%) Data Lake
15 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 323 (48.07%) Jenkins
2 252 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 124 (18.45%) GitLab
4 120 (17.86%) JIRA
5 59 (8.78%) Artifactory
6 55 (8.18%) Bitbucket
7 51 (7.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 47 (6.99%) Cucumber
9 39 (5.80%) TeamCity
10 38 (5.65%) SonarQube
11 32 (4.76%) Selenium
12 29 (4.32%) Subversion
13 27 (4.02%) Maven
14 25 (3.72%) RSpec
15 20 (2.98%) JUnit
16 19 (2.83%) CircleCI
17 17 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 16 (2.38%) Robot Framework
19 15 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
20 14 (2.08%) Gradle
General
1 113 (16.82%) Finance
2 106 (15.77%) Social Skills
3 58 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (7.74%) Public Sector
5 39 (5.80%) Banking
6 20 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.38%) Retail
8 15 (2.23%) Front Office
9 14 (2.08%) Back Office
10 12 (1.79%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.49%) Marketing
12 8 (1.19%) Electronics
12 8 (1.19%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.89%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (0.74%) Billing
15 4 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.60%) Tech for Good
16 2 (0.30%) Advertising
16 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 252 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (9.38%) AWS Engineer
3 61 (9.08%) Platform Engineer
4 57 (8.48%) Developer
5 45 (6.70%) Linux Engineer
6 44 (6.55%) AWS DevOps
6 44 (6.55%) Senior DevOps
7 41 (6.10%) Architect
7 41 (6.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 40 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 39 (5.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 39 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
10 38 (5.65%) Azure Engineer
11 26 (3.87%) Administrator
12 20 (2.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 18 (2.68%) Consultant
13 18 (2.68%) Software Engineer
14 17 (2.53%) Automation Engineer
14 17 (2.53%) Cloud Architect
14 17 (2.53%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.85%) Kafka
2 43 (6.40%) .NET
3 42 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
4 34 (5.06%) JSON
5 32 (4.76%) cloud-init
6 27 (4.02%) Node.js
6 27 (4.02%) REST
7 25 (3.72%) CSS
7 25 (3.72%) HTML
7 25 (3.72%) Spring
8 22 (3.27%) React
9 20 (2.98%) RESTful
10 19 (2.83%) LDAP
11 16 (2.38%) Apache Camel
11 16 (2.38%) Sensu
11 16 (2.38%) YAML
12 15 (2.23%) pytest
13 12 (1.79%) ARM Templates
13 12 (1.79%) Spring Boot
14 10 (1.49%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.78%) Public Cloud
2 41 (6.10%) Clustering
3 40 (5.95%) Cloud Native
4 36 (5.36%) PKI
5 32 (4.76%) Data Centre
6 27 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
9 17 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.93%) User Experience
11 11 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.19%) Replication
14 7 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
14 7 (1.04%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.74%) Blockchain
16 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
16 4 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 410 (61.01%) Linux
2 125 (18.60%) Windows
3 124 (18.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 113 (16.82%) Unix
5 81 (12.05%) CentOS
6 43 (6.40%) Ubuntu
7 34 (5.06%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.89%) SUSE
9 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.74%) CoreOS
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.60%) FreeNAS
11 4 (0.60%) Solaris
12 3 (0.45%) Alpine Linux
12 3 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.45%) Fedora
12 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (60.71%) DevOps
2 318 (47.32%) CI/CD
3 264 (39.29%) Configuration Management
4 220 (32.74%) Agile
5 182 (27.08%) Infrastructure as Code
6 136 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (12.35%) Platform Engineering
8 81 (12.05%) Microservices
9 76 (11.31%) Task Automation
10 75 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
11 69 (10.27%) Continuous Delivery
12 65 (9.67%) Scrum
13 64 (9.52%) Software Engineering
14 62 (9.23%) Unit Testing
15 61 (9.08%) Load Balancing
16 57 (8.48%) Infrastructure Automation
16 57 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 53 (7.89%) SDLC
18 51 (7.59%) Test Automation
19 46 (6.85%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 332 (49.40%) Python
2 175 (26.04%) Bash
3 137 (20.39%) PowerShell
4 132 (19.64%) Java
5 108 (16.07%) Go
6 103 (15.33%) Ruby
7 87 (12.95%) SQL
8 85 (12.65%) JavaScript
9 48 (7.14%) Perl
10 34 (5.06%) Shell Script
11 31 (4.61%) C
11 31 (4.61%) C++
12 25 (3.72%) C#
13 13 (1.93%) PHP
14 9 (1.34%) TypeScript
15 8 (1.19%) Groovy
15 8 (1.19%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.19%) Scala
16 6 (0.89%) ES7
16 6 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 161 (23.96%) Security Cleared
2 154 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.83%) Degree
4 17 (2.53%) AWS Certification
5 15 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.93%) RHCE
7 9 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.74%) CCNP
10 5 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.60%) HND
11 4 (0.60%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.60%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.45%) CCA
12 3 (0.45%) CCNA
12 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.45%) OCA
12 3 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.32%) NCSC
2 9 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.89%) QA
4 5 (0.74%) SLA
5 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 346 (51.49%) Docker
2 97 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.85%) Active Directory
4 25 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (2.23%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.64%) Ceph
8 10 (1.49%) VMware NSX
9 7 (1.04%) LXC
9 7 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (1.04%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.89%) vSphere
11 5 (0.74%) KVM
12 4 (0.60%) Firmware
12 4 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.45%) NFS
13 3 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 521 (77.53%) Ansible
2 352 (52.38%) Terraform
3 313 (46.58%) Kubernetes
4 234 (34.82%) Opscode Chef
5 89 (13.24%) Prometheus
6 73 (10.86%) Grafana
7 62 (9.23%) Packer
8 54 (8.04%) Docker Swarm
9 48 (7.14%) Consul
10 44 (6.55%) Istio
11 38 (5.65%) HAProxy
11 38 (5.65%) ZABBIX
12 35 (5.21%) Nagios
12 35 (5.21%) Salt
13 34 (5.06%) Graphite
14 33 (4.91%) Podman
15 31 (4.61%) linkerd
16 19 (2.83%) Icinga
17 16 (2.38%) Netcool
18 13 (1.93%) Rancher
Vendors
1 119 (17.71%) Splunk
2 117 (17.41%) VMware
3 86 (12.80%) Google
4 81 (12.05%) Microsoft
5 80 (11.90%) Red Hat
6 73 (10.86%) Oracle
7 43 (6.40%) PagerDuty
8 35 (5.21%) AppDynamics
9 31 (4.61%) Atlassian
10 25 (3.72%) New Relic
11 22 (3.27%) Cisco
12 19 (2.83%) SaltStack
13 15 (2.23%) F5
14 14 (2.08%) Citrix
15 13 (1.93%) Dynatrace
16 12 (1.79%) Micro Focus
17 11 (1.64%) Infoblox
17 11 (1.64%) Radware
18 9 (1.34%) Cloudera
19 8 (1.19%) Dell