Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 82 83
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +53
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2,758 2,372 2,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.00% 2.85% 2.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.94% 26.70% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,039 1,741 1,883
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £399 £367 £360
90th Percentile £660 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28.75 £38.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.13 £41.25 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +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 12,024 8,884 9,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.06% 10.67% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,073 5,914 6,432
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £290 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.67% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 195 239
England median hourly rate £18.25 £22.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.05% +3.14% +6.65%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.18 £48.45 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.57% +2.22% +12.50%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -17 1,436 £550 +4.76% 322
North of England +32 543 £450 - 129
South East +1 374 £500 +5.26% 86
Yorkshire +32 241 £450 +2.86% 58
North West +23 211 £475 +5.56% 62
Midlands +33 195 £525 +7.09% 35
West Midlands +6 148 £528 +9.90% 20
South West +50 121 £493 +2.34% 50
North East +35 93 £440 -0.85% 9
East of England +4 88 £500 -6.93% 37
East Midlands +22 45 £450 -14.29% 15
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 1,958 (70.99%) DevOps
2 1,719 (62.33%) Linux
3 1,627 (58.99%) Ansible
4 1,443 (52.32%) Jenkins
5 1,426 (51.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1,321 (47.90%) Amazon AWS
7 1,174 (42.57%) Python
8 1,131 (41.01%) Docker
9 1,109 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
10 1,050 (38.07%) Configuration Management
11 894 (32.41%) Continuous Integration
12 867 (31.44%) Git (software)
13 857 (31.07%) Java
14 736 (26.69%) Terraform
15 636 (23.06%) Ruby
16 622 (22.55%) Bash Shell
17 578 (20.96%) Kubernetes
18 567 (20.56%) Microsoft Azure
19 540 (19.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 463 (16.79%) Open Source
21 448 (16.24%) Perl
21 448 (16.24%) Windows
22 420 (15.23%) Unix
23 414 (15.01%) Security Cleared
24 398 (14.43%) Red Hat
25 386 (14.00%) MySQL
26 367 (13.31%) Finance
26 367 (13.31%) Microservices
27 362 (13.13%) PostgreSQL
28 342 (12.40%) Test Automation

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
1 261 (9.46%) Tomcat
2 205 (7.43%) Apache
3 198 (7.18%) Confluence
4 196 (7.11%) nginx
5 160 (5.80%) WebSphere
6 153 (5.55%) OpenStack
7 147 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
8 137 (4.97%) WebLogic
9 113 (4.10%) JBoss
10 73 (2.65%) Apache Spark
11 65 (2.36%) IIS
12 61 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 45 (1.63%) Jetty
14 36 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 25 (0.91%) Mongrel
16 24 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 18 (0.65%) Apache Pig
17 18 (0.65%) CMS
17 18 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
18 16 (0.58%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.22%) HipChat
4 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
1 12 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 9 (0.33%) Magento
3 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.036%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,321 (47.90%) Amazon AWS
2 567 (20.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 272 (9.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 209 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
5 150 (5.44%) Amazon S3
6 149 (5.40%) GitHub
7 147 (5.33%) IaaS
8 146 (5.29%) PaaS
9 144 (5.22%) Serverless
10 131 (4.75%) AWS Lambda
11 129 (4.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 118 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
13 99 (3.59%) Amazon ELB
14 90 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 78 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 77 (2.79%) Route 53
17 63 (2.28%) npm
18 57 (2.07%) Datadog
19 51 (1.85%) SaaS
20 49 (1.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 254 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 216 (7.83%) DNS
3 207 (7.51%) SSL
4 193 (7.00%) Firewall
5 178 (6.45%) HTTP
6 80 (2.90%) DHCP
7 69 (2.50%) FTP
8 54 (1.96%) IPsec
9 53 (1.92%) Internet
10 44 (1.60%) VPN
11 40 (1.45%) SAN
12 28 (1.02%) SSH
13 26 (0.94%) SMS
14 20 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (0.73%) SNMP
15 17 (0.62%) Network Security
16 16 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
17 15 (0.54%) HTTPS
17 15 (0.54%) WAN
18 12 (0.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (14.00%) MySQL
2 362 (13.13%) PostgreSQL
3 273 (9.90%) MongoDB
4 271 (9.83%) NoSQL
5 150 (5.44%) Hadoop
6 143 (5.18%) Big Data
7 121 (4.39%) SQL Server
8 108 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
9 104 (3.77%) Relational Database
10 73 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 59 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 49 (1.78%) Apache Hive
13 42 (1.52%) Oracle Database
14 39 (1.41%) Redis
15 31 (1.12%) DB2
16 27 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.94%) HBase
18 22 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
19 15 (0.54%) Impala
19 15 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,443 (52.32%) Jenkins
2 867 (31.44%) Git (software)
3 305 (11.06%) JIRA
4 245 (8.88%) Maven
5 211 (7.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 200 (7.25%) Artifactory
7 179 (6.49%) TeamCity
8 137 (4.97%) Subversion
9 129 (4.68%) Selenium
10 126 (4.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 124 (4.50%) Vagrant
12 114 (4.13%) Gradle
13 107 (3.88%) Travis CI
14 105 (3.81%) GitLab
15 104 (3.77%) JUnit
16 95 (3.44%) Cucumber
17 85 (3.08%) Ant
18 80 (2.90%) NUnit
19 78 (2.83%) MSTest
20 68 (2.47%) Bitbucket
General
1 367 (13.31%) Finance
2 125 (4.53%) Banking
3 65 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 43 (1.56%) Marketing
5 41 (1.49%) Retail
6 32 (1.16%) Publishing
7 28 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 26 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 26 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 25 (0.91%) Electronics
10 23 (0.83%) Games
11 22 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 20 (0.73%) Law
13 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.15%) Automotive
14 4 (0.15%) French Language
15 3 (0.11%) Billing
15 3 (0.11%) Legal
16 2 (0.073%) Back Office
16 2 (0.073%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,369 (49.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 428 (15.52%) Developer
3 424 (15.37%) AWS DevOps
4 414 (15.01%) AWS Engineer
5 366 (13.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 285 (10.33%) Linux Engineer
7 201 (7.29%) Java Developer
8 194 (7.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 187 (6.78%) Senior DevOps
10 181 (6.56%) Consultant
11 174 (6.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 164 (5.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 148 (5.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 132 (4.79%) Administrator
15 127 (4.60%) DevOps Consultant
16 117 (4.24%) Senior Developer
17 112 (4.06%) Architect
18 94 (3.41%) Automation Engineer
19 88 (3.19%) Linux Administrator
20 86 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (9.86%) Web Services
2 246 (8.92%) Node.js
3 236 (8.56%) Elastic Stack
4 180 (6.53%) REST
5 158 (5.73%) Spring
6 153 (5.55%) .NET
7 131 (4.75%) AngularJS
8 123 (4.46%) Kafka
9 107 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
10 102 (3.70%) jQuery
11 99 (3.59%) JSON
12 97 (3.52%) CSS
12 97 (3.52%) HTML
13 92 (3.34%) SOAP
14 85 (3.08%) Middleware
15 84 (3.05%) ActiveMQ
15 84 (3.05%) React
16 82 (2.97%) J2EE
16 82 (2.97%) Spring Boot
17 76 (2.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 140 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
2 106 (3.84%) Public Cloud
3 103 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
4 92 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (2.97%) Data Centre
6 61 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 47 (1.70%) Clustering
9 35 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 33 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 33 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 31 (1.12%) Fintech
12 28 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 25 (0.91%) PKI
13 25 (0.91%) Replication
14 18 (0.65%) Virtual Team
15 17 (0.62%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.58%) Cloud Native
16 16 (0.58%) DataPower
16 16 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,719 (62.33%) Linux
2 540 (19.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 448 (16.24%) Windows
4 420 (15.23%) Unix
5 235 (8.52%) CentOS
6 109 (3.95%) Windows Server
7 100 (3.63%) Ubuntu
8 51 (1.85%) CoreOS
9 41 (1.49%) Debian
9 41 (1.49%) Solaris
10 34 (1.23%) AIX
11 31 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.83%) DC/OS
14 15 (0.54%) SUSE
15 14 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.51%) VMS
16 11 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.33%) Android
17 9 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,958 (70.99%) DevOps
2 1,109 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
3 1,050 (38.07%) Configuration Management
4 894 (32.41%) Continuous Integration
5 463 (16.79%) Open Source
6 367 (13.31%) Microservices
7 342 (12.40%) Test Automation
8 341 (12.36%) Deployment Automation
9 315 (11.42%) Continuous Delivery
10 313 (11.35%) TDD
11 269 (9.75%) Scrum
12 200 (7.25%) OO
13 188 (6.82%) Software Engineering
14 185 (6.71%) Migration
15 173 (6.27%) Load Balancing
16 162 (5.87%) BDD
17 161 (5.84%) Mentoring
18 152 (5.51%) Task Automation
19 145 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
20 139 (5.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 1,174 (42.57%) Python
2 857 (31.07%) Java
3 636 (23.06%) Ruby
4 622 (22.55%) Bash Shell
5 448 (16.24%) Perl
6 324 (11.75%) JavaScript
7 252 (9.14%) SQL
8 247 (8.96%) PowerShell
9 189 (6.85%) Shell Script
10 173 (6.27%) Groovy
11 140 (5.08%) PHP
12 124 (4.50%) Scala
13 106 (3.84%) Go
14 81 (2.94%) Java 8
15 76 (2.76%) C#
16 67 (2.43%) C++
17 62 (2.25%) C
18 26 (0.94%) Korn
19 15 (0.54%) Haskell
19 15 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 414 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 324 (11.75%) SC Cleared
3 48 (1.74%) Degree
4 41 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 25 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.44%) RHCE
9 7 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.22%) OCP
11 5 (0.18%) CISSP
11 5 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.15%) CCNA
12 4 (0.15%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.15%) CISM
12 4 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.79%) QA
2 34 (1.23%) GCP
3 16 (0.58%) SLA
4 14 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.22%) PMO
6 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.073%) GDPR
7 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,131 (41.01%) Docker
2 157 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
4 67 (2.43%) Active Directory
5 37 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 37 (1.34%) Xen
6 33 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 33 (1.20%) VirtualBox
7 22 (0.80%) etcd
7 22 (0.80%) flannel
7 22 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (0.73%) HDFS
8 20 (0.73%) KVM
8 20 (0.73%) NFS
9 18 (0.65%) VMware NSX
9 18 (0.65%) vSphere
10 16 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.51%) Squid
12 13 (0.47%) Firmware
12 13 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,627 (58.99%) Ansible
2 1,426 (51.70%) Opscode Chef
3 736 (26.69%) Terraform
4 578 (20.96%) Kubernetes
5 205 (7.43%) Salt
6 153 (5.55%) Packer
7 138 (5.00%) Nagios
8 126 (4.57%) logstash
9 120 (4.35%) Kibana
10 97 (3.52%) Grafana
11 86 (3.12%) ZABBIX
12 83 (3.01%) Docker Swarm
13 75 (2.72%) HAProxy
14 58 (2.10%) Mesos
15 56 (2.03%) Rancher
16 52 (1.89%) Consul
17 30 (1.09%) Prometheus
18 29 (1.05%) Graylog
18 29 (1.05%) Sysdig
19 28 (1.02%) rkt
Vendors
1 398 (14.43%) Red Hat
2 290 (10.51%) Oracle
3 284 (10.30%) VMware
4 189 (6.85%) Splunk
5 176 (6.38%) Microsoft
6 145 (5.26%) Google
7 104 (3.77%) SaltStack
8 102 (3.70%) New Relic
9 69 (2.50%) Atlassian
10 58 (2.10%) IBM
11 47 (1.70%) CA
12 46 (1.67%) SAP
13 45 (1.63%) AppDynamics
14 37 (1.34%) Hortonworks
15 31 (1.12%) Cisco
16 30 (1.09%) Sybase
17 28 (1.02%) HP
18 24 (0.87%) hybris
18 24 (0.87%) Remedy
19 23 (0.83%) Adobe