Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 82 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 +84
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2,782 2,564 3,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.96% 2.88% 3.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.50% 25.16% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,035 1,902 2,332
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £360
90th Percentile £663 £631 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £51.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -21.76% +7.63%
10th Percentile £31.00 £36.13 £47.01
90th Percentile £61.00 £41.95 £54.34
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £51.13
% change year-on-year -12.50% -21.76% +7.63%

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 12,938 10,190 11,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.75% 11.46% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,749 6,800 7,478
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £266
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 224 234
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -20.45% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.58 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.48 £47.73 £49.28
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -22.22% +11.47%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -6 1,428 £550 +4.76% 266
North of England +37 545 £475 - 116
South East -22 376 £500 +5.26% 83
Yorkshire +38 213 £475 - 40
North West +33 209 £500 - 69
Midlands +6 194 £500 - 31
South West +26 144 £425 -2.86% 36
West Midlands -18 139 £525 +5.00% 14
North East +28 125 £400 -11.11% 7
East of England -27 101 £500 -2.44% 45
East Midlands +21 52 £425 -5.56% 17
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1,973 (70.92%) DevOps
2 1,734 (62.33%) Ansible
3 1,689 (60.71%) Linux
4 1,507 (54.17%) Jenkins
5 1,479 (53.16%) Amazon AWS
6 1,478 (53.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1,188 (42.70%) Python
8 1,185 (42.60%) Docker
9 1,137 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
10 991 (35.62%) Configuration Management
11 911 (32.75%) Continuous Integration
12 901 (32.39%) Terraform
13 899 (32.31%) Java
14 805 (28.94%) Git (software)
15 694 (24.95%) Kubernetes
16 612 (22.00%) Bash Shell
17 597 (21.46%) Microsoft Azure
18 553 (19.88%) Ruby
19 523 (18.80%) Windows
20 500 (17.97%) Open Source
21 461 (16.57%) Perl
22 455 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 415 (14.92%) Unix
24 411 (14.77%) Security Cleared
25 393 (14.13%) Test Automation
25 393 (14.13%) PostgreSQL
26 384 (13.80%) Red Hat
27 382 (13.73%) MySQL
28 367 (13.19%) TDD
29 365 (13.12%) Microservices

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
1 315 (11.32%) Tomcat
2 218 (7.84%) nginx
3 205 (7.37%) Apache
4 189 (6.79%) OpenStack
5 188 (6.76%) WebSphere
6 177 (6.36%) WebLogic
7 165 (5.93%) Confluence
8 143 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
9 125 (4.49%) JBoss
10 72 (2.59%) Jetty
11 69 (2.48%) IIS
12 62 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 59 (2.12%) Apache Spark
14 38 (1.37%) Mongrel
15 33 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 21 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 17 (0.61%) Tuxedo
18 16 (0.58%) Apache Solr
19 15 (0.54%) Apache Pig
20 14 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.18%) HipChat
4 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.036%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.036%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,479 (53.16%) Amazon AWS
2 597 (21.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 291 (10.46%) Amazon EC2
4 275 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 201 (7.23%) Amazon S3
6 199 (7.15%) GitHub
7 174 (6.25%) Serverless
8 153 (5.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 144 (5.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 129 (4.64%) AWS Lambda
11 123 (4.42%) PaaS
12 116 (4.17%) IaaS
13 113 (4.06%) Amazon ELB
14 106 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
15 89 (3.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 71 (2.55%) Datadog
17 68 (2.44%) Route 53
18 65 (2.34%) OpenShift
19 62 (2.23%) npm
19 62 (2.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 253 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 225 (8.09%) DNS
3 222 (7.98%) SSL
4 213 (7.66%) HTTP
5 149 (5.36%) Firewall
6 85 (3.06%) DHCP
7 66 (2.37%) FTP
8 58 (2.08%) IPsec
9 56 (2.01%) Internet
10 43 (1.55%) SAN
11 38 (1.37%) VPN
12 31 (1.11%) SSH
13 28 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (0.65%) HTTPS
14 18 (0.65%) SMS
15 16 (0.58%) NAS
15 16 (0.58%) Network Security
15 16 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
16 15 (0.54%) Kerberos
16 15 (0.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (14.13%) PostgreSQL
2 382 (13.73%) MySQL
3 331 (11.90%) NoSQL
4 298 (10.71%) MongoDB
5 200 (7.19%) Hadoop
6 159 (5.72%) Big Data
7 102 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
8 95 (3.41%) SQL Server
9 90 (3.24%) Relational Database
10 71 (2.55%) Apache Hive
11 69 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 67 (2.41%) RDBMS
13 38 (1.37%) Oracle Database
14 37 (1.33%) Impala
15 35 (1.26%) Redis
16 34 (1.22%) Sqoop
17 32 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
18 22 (0.79%) InfluxDB
19 21 (0.75%) HBase
20 18 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,507 (54.17%) Jenkins
2 805 (28.94%) Git (software)
3 245 (8.81%) JIRA
4 244 (8.77%) Maven
5 192 (6.90%) Artifactory
6 184 (6.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 168 (6.04%) GitLab
8 158 (5.68%) Selenium
9 156 (5.61%) TeamCity
10 138 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 137 (4.92%) Travis CI
12 128 (4.60%) Vagrant
13 119 (4.28%) NUnit
14 117 (4.21%) MSTest
15 116 (4.17%) Bitbucket
16 109 (3.92%) Gradle
17 98 (3.52%) Ant
18 96 (3.45%) Cucumber
19 95 (3.41%) Subversion
20 90 (3.24%) JUnit
General
1 317 (11.39%) Finance
2 123 (4.42%) Banking
3 61 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 46 (1.65%) Marketing
5 40 (1.44%) Retail
6 27 (0.97%) Games
7 25 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 24 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.83%) Electronics
9 23 (0.83%) Law
9 23 (0.83%) Publishing
10 11 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.22%) Automotive
13 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.11%) Advertising
14 3 (0.11%) Billing
14 3 (0.11%) Legal
15 2 (0.072%) Back Office
15 2 (0.072%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,391 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 449 (16.14%) Developer
3 447 (16.07%) AWS Engineer
4 442 (15.89%) AWS DevOps
5 398 (14.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 219 (7.87%) Java Developer
7 199 (7.15%) Linux Engineer
8 181 (6.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 148 (5.32%) Senior DevOps
10 145 (5.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 144 (5.18%) Consultant
12 140 (5.03%) Architect
13 128 (4.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 124 (4.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 104 (3.74%) Platform Engineer
16 101 (3.63%) Administrator
17 92 (3.31%) Senior Developer
18 89 (3.20%) DevOps Consultant
19 87 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
20 80 (2.88%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (9.53%) Elastic Stack
1 265 (9.53%) Node.js
2 223 (8.02%) Web Services
3 166 (5.97%) Spring
4 147 (5.28%) REST
5 136 (4.89%) RabbitMQ
6 115 (4.13%) .NET
7 111 (3.99%) CSS
8 109 (3.92%) Kafka
9 104 (3.74%) HTML
10 100 (3.59%) JSON
11 94 (3.38%) AngularJS
11 94 (3.38%) Spring Boot
12 93 (3.34%) XML
13 88 (3.16%) jQuery
14 86 (3.09%) SOAP
15 82 (2.95%) Middleware
16 78 (2.80%) ActiveMQ
17 74 (2.66%) Servlets
18 69 (2.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 142 (5.10%) Linux Command Line
2 104 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
3 102 (3.67%) Data Centre
4 95 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 85 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
7 60 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 44 (1.58%) Private Cloud
10 41 (1.47%) Cloud Native
11 40 (1.44%) Wiki
12 33 (1.19%) Clustering
13 29 (1.04%) PKI
13 29 (1.04%) User Experience
14 27 (0.97%) Fintech
15 26 (0.93%) Replication
16 22 (0.79%) Mobile App
17 21 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
17 21 (0.75%) Management Information System
18 15 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,689 (60.71%) Linux
2 523 (18.80%) Windows
3 455 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 415 (14.92%) Unix
5 259 (9.31%) CentOS
6 150 (5.39%) Ubuntu
7 112 (4.03%) Windows Server
8 55 (1.98%) CoreOS
9 51 (1.83%) Solaris
10 38 (1.37%) Debian
11 30 (1.08%) AIX
11 30 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (0.90%) DC/OS
13 21 (0.75%) SUSE
13 21 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.68%) VMS
15 17 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.36%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.36%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,973 (70.92%) DevOps
2 1,137 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
3 991 (35.62%) Configuration Management
4 911 (32.75%) Continuous Integration
5 500 (17.97%) Open Source
6 393 (14.13%) Test Automation
7 367 (13.19%) TDD
8 365 (13.12%) Microservices
9 314 (11.29%) Deployment Automation
10 308 (11.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 267 (9.60%) Migration
12 240 (8.63%) OO
13 236 (8.48%) Scrum
14 183 (6.58%) Software Engineering
15 181 (6.51%) BDD
16 157 (5.64%) Problem-Solving
17 151 (5.43%) Mentoring
18 143 (5.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 140 (5.03%) Load Balancing
20 122 (4.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,188 (42.70%) Python
2 899 (32.31%) Java
3 612 (22.00%) Bash Shell
4 553 (19.88%) Ruby
5 461 (16.57%) Perl
6 288 (10.35%) JavaScript
7 287 (10.32%) PowerShell
8 258 (9.27%) SQL
9 213 (7.66%) Shell Script
10 187 (6.72%) Groovy
11 125 (4.49%) Go
12 124 (4.46%) Scala
13 112 (4.03%) PHP
14 101 (3.63%) C#
15 72 (2.59%) C
16 71 (2.55%) C++
16 71 (2.55%) Java 8
17 50 (1.80%) Korn
18 39 (1.40%) Haskell
19 11 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 411 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 324 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 67 (2.41%) Degree
4 56 (2.01%) AWS Certification
5 35 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.50%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.43%) RHCE
9 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 9 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.29%) CCNA
12 5 (0.18%) CISM
12 5 (0.18%) CISSP
12 5 (0.18%) MCSE
13 4 (0.14%) MCSA
13 4 (0.14%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.02%) QA
2 38 (1.37%) GCP
3 19 (0.68%) SLA
4 8 (0.29%) GDPR
5 7 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.18%) PMO
7 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.072%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.036%) BS25999
9 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.036%) WAI
9 1 (0.036%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,185 (42.60%) Docker
2 187 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
4 56 (2.01%) Active Directory
5 46 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 46 (1.65%) Xen
6 40 (1.44%) VirtualBox
7 37 (1.33%) HDFS
8 36 (1.29%) etcd
9 35 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 35 (1.26%) flannel
10 34 (1.22%) vSphere
11 25 (0.90%) KVM
12 22 (0.79%) NFS
13 18 (0.65%) vCloud
14 17 (0.61%) LXC
15 16 (0.58%) Squid
16 15 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
18 12 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,734 (62.33%) Ansible
2 1,478 (53.13%) Opscode Chef
3 901 (32.39%) Terraform
4 694 (24.95%) Kubernetes
5 235 (8.45%) Salt
6 201 (7.23%) Packer
7 147 (5.28%) Kibana
8 135 (4.85%) Nagios
9 129 (4.64%) Grafana
10 109 (3.92%) logstash
11 107 (3.85%) ZABBIX
12 79 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
13 72 (2.59%) HAProxy
14 54 (1.94%) Rancher
15 50 (1.80%) Mesos
16 49 (1.76%) Consul
17 47 (1.69%) Prometheus
18 41 (1.47%) Sysdig
19 35 (1.26%) Hadoop YARN
20 34 (1.22%) rkt
Vendors
1 384 (13.80%) Red Hat
2 333 (11.97%) Oracle
3 303 (10.89%) VMware
4 203 (7.30%) Microsoft
5 194 (6.97%) Google
6 164 (5.90%) Splunk
7 118 (4.24%) New Relic
8 111 (3.99%) SaltStack
9 73 (2.62%) Atlassian
10 51 (1.83%) Cloudera
11 50 (1.80%) Adobe
11 50 (1.80%) IBM
12 44 (1.58%) SAP
13 37 (1.33%) Hortonworks
14 36 (1.29%) CA
15 35 (1.26%) Cisco
16 34 (1.22%) AppDynamics
17 32 (1.15%) Citrix
18 30 (1.08%) PagerDuty
19 29 (1.04%) Sybase