Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 81 83
Rank change year-on-year -36 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1,790 2,690 2,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.15% 2.91% 2.80%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.43% 22.07% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 1,964 1,750
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £413 £393 £375
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
England median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £33.75 £28.00 £38.88
90th Percentile £41.25 £65.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -20.00%

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 12,408 12,188 9,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.90% 13.20% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,319 8,156 6,112
England median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 319 205
England median hourly rate £19.82 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.32% +5.56% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.96 £11.21
90th Percentile £48.86 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.89% -2.56% -19.10%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019. 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 -36 927 £575 +4.55% 70
North of England -19 346 £525 +16.67% 29
South East -48 215 £513 +2.50% 16
North West +2 171 £550 +14.58% 16
Midlands -4 153 £500 -4.76% 15
Yorkshire -29 128 £475 +5.56% 6
West Midlands -16 105 £500 -5.66% 10
South West -55 82 £500 +1.52% 9
East of England -25 55 £550 +10.00% 6
East Midlands +15 48 £523 +16.11% 5
North East -24 46 £495 +28.57% 7
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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 1,439 (80.39%) DevOps
2 1,167 (65.20%) Ansible
3 1,102 (61.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1,046 (58.44%) Jenkins
5 999 (55.81%) Linux
6 926 (51.73%) Opscode Chef
7 808 (45.14%) Docker
8 735 (41.06%) Python
9 698 (38.99%) Terraform
10 679 (37.93%) Kubernetes
11 653 (36.48%) Configuration Management
12 609 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
13 527 (29.44%) Java
14 518 (28.94%) Continuous Integration
15 517 (28.88%) Microsoft Azure
16 497 (27.77%) Git (software)
17 375 (20.95%) Bash Shell
18 306 (17.09%) Microservices
19 298 (16.65%) Open Source
20 288 (16.09%) Windows
21 275 (15.36%) Security Cleared
22 264 (14.75%) Google Cloud Platform
23 262 (14.64%) Ruby
24 259 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 258 (14.41%) Finance
26 249 (13.91%) Test Automation
27 246 (13.74%) Infrastructure as Code
28 221 (12.35%) PowerShell
29 212 (11.84%) Web Services
30 207 (11.56%) Unix

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
1 161 (8.99%) nginx
2 131 (7.32%) Apache
3 129 (7.21%) Tomcat
4 83 (4.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 78 (4.36%) Confluence
5 78 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
5 78 (4.36%) WebSphere
6 75 (4.19%) IIS
7 67 (3.74%) OpenStack
8 59 (3.30%) JBoss
9 42 (2.35%) Apache Spark
10 39 (2.18%) Jetty
11 32 (1.79%) Mongrel
12 25 (1.40%) WebLogic
13 21 (1.17%) SharePoint
14 17 (0.95%) CMS
15 13 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (0.50%) Documentum
17 8 (0.45%) Apache Pig
18 7 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.67%) assyst
2 7 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.056%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.056%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,102 (61.56%) Amazon AWS
2 517 (28.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 264 (14.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 198 (11.06%) Amazon EC2
5 153 (8.55%) GitHub
6 152 (8.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 146 (8.16%) Amazon S3
8 139 (7.77%) PaaS
9 126 (7.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 111 (6.20%) Serverless
11 105 (5.87%) Amazon ELB
12 99 (5.53%) Amazon ECS
13 94 (5.25%) IaaS
14 81 (4.53%) Cloud Computing
15 78 (4.36%) AWS Lambda
16 77 (4.30%) Route 53
17 63 (3.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 63 (3.52%) npm
18 59 (3.30%) OpenShift
19 53 (2.96%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 198 (11.06%) HTTP
2 172 (9.61%) DNS
3 167 (9.33%) TCP/IP
4 130 (7.26%) SSL
5 111 (6.20%) DHCP
6 88 (4.92%) FTP
7 87 (4.86%) IPsec
8 86 (4.80%) Firewall
9 57 (3.18%) WAN
10 54 (3.02%) VPN
11 37 (2.07%) SAN
12 36 (2.01%) Network Security
13 27 (1.51%) LAN
14 26 (1.45%) Internet
15 21 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (0.89%) NAS
18 15 (0.84%) Kerberos
19 12 (0.67%) MPLS
19 12 (0.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (9.94%) NoSQL
2 170 (9.50%) MongoDB
3 168 (9.39%) MySQL
4 136 (7.60%) Big Data
5 126 (7.04%) Hadoop
6 121 (6.76%) Amazon RDS
7 105 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
8 94 (5.25%) Relational Database
9 80 (4.47%) SQL Server
10 75 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 63 (3.52%) RDBMS
12 48 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 46 (2.57%) Redis
14 30 (1.68%) Oracle Database
15 22 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (1.12%) HBase
17 18 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (0.95%) Amazon Aurora
18 17 (0.95%) Apache Hive
19 15 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,046 (58.44%) Jenkins
2 497 (27.77%) Git (software)
3 157 (8.77%) GitLab
3 157 (8.77%) JIRA
4 130 (7.26%) Maven
5 125 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 117 (6.54%) Travis CI
7 94 (5.25%) TeamCity
8 88 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 85 (4.75%) Bitbucket
10 72 (4.02%) Gradle
11 68 (3.80%) JUnit
12 62 (3.46%) gulp
13 58 (3.24%) Selenium
13 58 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
14 56 (3.13%) Artifactory
15 55 (3.07%) SonarQube
16 49 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
17 47 (2.63%) Vagrant
18 45 (2.51%) CircleCI
General
1 258 (14.41%) Finance
2 92 (5.14%) Banking
3 72 (4.02%) Retail
4 35 (1.96%) Marketing
5 24 (1.34%) Law
5 24 (1.34%) Publishing
6 16 (0.89%) Telecoms
7 15 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 14 (0.78%) Games
8 14 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.61%) Legal
10 10 (0.56%) Billing
10 10 (0.56%) Electronics
11 8 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.39%) Front Office
13 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.22%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Back Office
15 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.056%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 896 (50.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 248 (13.85%) AWS Engineer
3 234 (13.07%) AWS DevOps
4 193 (10.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 176 (9.83%) Developer
6 149 (8.32%) Architect
7 144 (8.04%) Cloud Engineer
8 113 (6.31%) Senior DevOps
9 109 (6.09%) Linux Engineer
10 98 (5.47%) Consultant
11 87 (4.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 78 (4.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 77 (4.30%) Azure DevOps
14 71 (3.97%) Azure Engineer
15 68 (3.80%) Platform Engineer
16 66 (3.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 61 (3.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 59 (3.30%) DevOps Consultant
18 59 (3.30%) Java Developer
18 59 (3.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (11.84%) Web Services
2 154 (8.60%) Node.js
3 134 (7.49%) Kafka
4 129 (7.21%) Elastic Stack
5 106 (5.92%) RESTful
6 100 (5.59%) .NET
7 80 (4.47%) HTML
8 69 (3.85%) Spring
9 68 (3.80%) J2EE
10 67 (3.74%) Middleware
10 67 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
11 65 (3.63%) JSON
12 63 (3.52%) REST
13 55 (3.07%) CSS
14 51 (2.85%) AngularJS
15 48 (2.68%) HTML5
16 47 (2.63%) Hibernate
17 46 (2.57%) XML
18 45 (2.51%) Servlets
19 33 (1.84%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.75%) Data Centre
2 101 (5.64%) Public Cloud
3 47 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 45 (2.51%) Cloud Native
5 38 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 37 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
6 37 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 34 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (1.90%) Clustering
8 27 (1.51%) Private Cloud
8 27 (1.51%) Replication
9 21 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.06%) Social Media
11 18 (1.01%) Blog
12 17 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.89%) Mainframe
13 16 (0.89%) PKI
14 14 (0.78%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 999 (55.81%) Linux
2 288 (16.09%) Windows
3 259 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 207 (11.56%) Unix
5 101 (5.64%) CentOS
6 79 (4.41%) Windows Server
7 53 (2.96%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.68%) Solaris
9 21 (1.17%) CoreOS
10 18 (1.01%) Debian
11 16 (0.89%) Android
11 16 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.78%) VMS
14 9 (0.50%) AIX
14 9 (0.50%) Fedora
15 8 (0.45%) SUSE
15 8 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,439 (80.39%) DevOps
2 653 (36.48%) Configuration Management
3 609 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
4 518 (28.94%) Continuous Integration
5 306 (17.09%) Microservices
6 298 (16.65%) Open Source
7 249 (13.91%) Test Automation
8 246 (13.74%) Infrastructure as Code
9 199 (11.12%) Migration
10 183 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 164 (9.16%) Scrum
12 146 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
13 130 (7.26%) Software Engineering
14 115 (6.42%) TDD
15 111 (6.20%) Continuous Deployment
16 100 (5.59%) Infrastructure Automation
17 98 (5.47%) Kanban
18 95 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
19 91 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 91 (5.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 735 (41.06%) Python
2 527 (29.44%) Java
3 375 (20.95%) Bash Shell
4 262 (14.64%) Ruby
5 221 (12.35%) PowerShell
6 183 (10.22%) SQL
7 175 (9.78%) JavaScript
8 168 (9.39%) Perl
9 121 (6.76%) Shell Script
10 106 (5.92%) Go
11 86 (4.80%) Groovy
12 65 (3.63%) C#
13 46 (2.57%) PHP
14 43 (2.40%) Java 8
15 38 (2.12%) Scala
16 34 (1.90%) C++
17 31 (1.73%) C
18 25 (1.40%) ES6
19 24 (1.34%) TypeScript
20 12 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 275 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 201 (11.23%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.19%) RHCE
4 70 (3.91%) AWS Certification
5 52 (2.91%) Degree
6 34 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (0.89%) DBS Check
9 14 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
10 13 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (0.67%) CCA
11 12 (0.67%) CCNP
11 12 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.50%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.39%) CISSP
13 7 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.34%) CISM
15 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 44 (2.46%) QA
3 40 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.90%) NIST
5 30 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.17%) PMO
7 3 (0.17%) SLA
8 2 (0.11%) GDPR
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.056%) MiFID
9 1 (0.056%) NCSC
9 1 (0.056%) PSD2
System Software
1 808 (45.14%) Docker
2 134 (7.49%) Virtual Machines
3 129 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (5.14%) Active Directory
5 43 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 39 (2.18%) Xen
7 29 (1.62%) HDFS
8 17 (0.95%) KVM
9 16 (0.89%) etcd
9 16 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (0.89%) Squid
10 14 (0.78%) flannel
10 14 (0.78%) SkyDNS
11 13 (0.73%) vSphere
12 12 (0.67%) Ceph
12 12 (0.67%) vCloud
13 11 (0.61%) GlusterFS
13 11 (0.61%) Varnish
14 10 (0.56%) NFS
15 9 (0.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1,167 (65.20%) Ansible
2 926 (51.73%) Opscode Chef
3 698 (38.99%) Terraform
4 679 (37.93%) Kubernetes
5 124 (6.93%) Packer
6 123 (6.87%) Salt
7 90 (5.03%) Prometheus
8 72 (4.02%) Grafana
9 64 (3.58%) Consul
10 48 (2.68%) Nagios
11 41 (2.29%) HAProxy
12 37 (2.07%) Kibana
13 36 (2.01%) Graphite
13 36 (2.01%) ZABBIX
14 34 (1.90%) SCCM
15 30 (1.68%) logstash
15 30 (1.68%) Rancher
16 29 (1.62%) SELinux
17 27 (1.51%) Mesos
18 25 (1.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 204 (11.40%) Red Hat
2 193 (10.78%) Google
3 188 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 188 (10.50%) VMware
4 134 (7.49%) Splunk
5 112 (6.26%) Oracle
6 80 (4.47%) Atlassian
7 55 (3.07%) Cloudera
7 55 (3.07%) Qualys
8 54 (3.02%) Cisco
9 53 (2.96%) SaltStack
10 49 (2.74%) EMC
11 45 (2.51%) Hortonworks
12 44 (2.46%) New Relic
13 41 (2.29%) Citrix
14 40 (2.23%) F5
15 39 (2.18%) ServiceNow
16 33 (1.84%) HP
17 32 (1.79%) NetApp
18 26 (1.45%) IBM