Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 82 93
Rank change year-on-year -79 +11 -26
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1,283 2,846 2,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.66% 3.01% 2.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.39% 20.94% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 2,086 1,887
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.96%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £391
90th Percentile £713 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +13.82% -5.38%
10th Percentile £36.25 £35.00 £27.30
90th Percentile £78.13 £35.00 £40.90
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% +13.82% -5.38%

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 11,262 13,593 10,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 14.38% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,717 9,263 7,208
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £471
% change year-on-year - +6.10% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 377 246
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.93 £47.00 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.41% -24.47%

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 23 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 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 -70 641 £600 +14.29% 229
North of England -32 248 £500 - 89
South East -98 162 £550 +10.00% 60
Yorkshire -14 103 £475 -2.56% 28
North West -41 103 £525 - 42
South West -69 86 £525 +23.53% 34
Midlands -37 82 £525 +16.67% 27
West Midlands -32 60 £500 - 16
East of England -20 59 £500 -1.96% 35
North East -28 41 £473 +1.61% 19
East Midlands -3 22 £525 +31.25% 11
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 974 (75.92%) DevOps
2 865 (67.42%) Ansible
3 761 (59.31%) Linux
4 744 (57.99%) AWS
5 621 (48.40%) Opscode Chef
6 605 (47.16%) Docker
7 604 (47.08%) Python
8 602 (46.92%) Jenkins
9 551 (42.95%) Terraform
10 542 (42.24%) Configuration Management
11 497 (38.74%) Kubernetes
12 385 (30.01%) Agile Software Development
13 370 (28.84%) Azure
14 363 (28.29%) Java
15 343 (26.73%) Git (software)
16 335 (26.11%) Bash Shell
17 289 (22.53%) Continuous Integration
18 272 (21.20%) Windows
19 265 (20.65%) Security Cleared
20 220 (17.15%) Infrastructure as Code
21 218 (16.99%) Microservices
22 214 (16.68%) Ruby
23 193 (15.04%) SC Cleared
24 188 (14.65%) PowerShell
25 183 (14.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 181 (14.11%) Migration
27 171 (13.33%) Finance
28 170 (13.25%) Open Source
29 161 (12.55%) Amazon EC2
30 158 (12.31%) GCP

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 77 (6.00%) nginx
2 69 (5.38%) OpenStack
3 65 (5.07%) Confluence
4 59 (4.60%) Apache
5 58 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
6 56 (4.36%) Tomcat
7 49 (3.82%) JBoss
8 47 (3.66%) Apache Spark
9 39 (3.04%) IIS
10 28 (2.18%) Jetty
10 28 (2.18%) WebLogic
11 19 (1.48%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.86%) SharePoint
14 10 (0.78%) Mongrel
14 10 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.47%) Oracle Self-Service HR
16 5 (0.39%) Apache Pig
17 4 (0.31%) Apache Solr
17 4 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.16%) assyst
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.16%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.078%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.078%) Magento
4 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.078%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.078%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 744 (57.99%) AWS
2 370 (28.84%) Azure
3 161 (12.55%) Amazon EC2
4 158 (12.31%) GCP
5 141 (10.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 118 (9.20%) GitHub
7 112 (8.73%) Amazon S3
8 92 (7.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 83 (6.47%) IaaS
10 82 (6.39%) Amazon ELB
10 82 (6.39%) OpenShift
10 82 (6.39%) Serverless
11 73 (5.69%) Route 53
12 71 (5.53%) PaaS
13 58 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
14 55 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
15 54 (4.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 52 (4.05%) Amazon ECS
17 39 (3.04%) Datadog
18 29 (2.26%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 111 (8.65%) HTTP
2 108 (8.42%) TCP/IP
3 81 (6.31%) DNS
4 76 (5.92%) SSL
5 70 (5.46%) Firewall
6 53 (4.13%) VPN
7 37 (2.88%) WAN
8 35 (2.73%) DHCP
8 35 (2.73%) Network Security
9 31 (2.42%) SAN
10 24 (1.87%) IPsec
11 23 (1.79%) FTP
12 19 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (1.33%) LAN
14 16 (1.25%) NAS
15 14 (1.09%) Internet
16 10 (0.78%) BGP
16 10 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (0.78%) Multicast
17 9 (0.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 109 (8.50%) Amazon RDS
3 104 (8.11%) MySQL
4 93 (7.25%) Hadoop
5 89 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
6 77 (6.00%) NoSQL
7 72 (5.61%) Big Data
8 68 (5.30%) SQL Server
9 54 (4.21%) Relational Database
10 43 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (2.18%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.64%) Redis
13 20 (1.56%) HBase
13 20 (1.56%) InfluxDB
14 19 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 17 (1.33%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.25%) Apache Hive
16 16 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
17 13 (1.01%) Flink
Development Applications
1 602 (46.92%) Jenkins
2 343 (26.73%) Git (software)
3 117 (9.12%) GitLab
4 97 (7.56%) JIRA
5 72 (5.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 65 (5.07%) Maven
7 58 (4.52%) Bitbucket
8 54 (4.21%) Subversion
9 51 (3.98%) Visual Studio Team System
10 50 (3.90%) Travis CI
11 49 (3.82%) Vagrant
12 46 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
13 44 (3.43%) Gradle
13 44 (3.43%) TeamCity
14 43 (3.35%) Selenium
15 41 (3.20%) Cucumber
16 35 (2.73%) SonarQube
17 34 (2.65%) CircleCI
18 32 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
19 31 (2.42%) Ant
General
1 171 (13.33%) Finance
2 73 (5.69%) Public Sector
3 54 (4.21%) Banking
4 34 (2.65%) Retail
5 16 (1.25%) Law
6 13 (1.01%) Publishing
7 12 (0.94%) Marketing
8 11 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.62%) Billing
10 8 (0.62%) Legal
11 7 (0.55%) Front Office
12 4 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.23%) Advertising
13 3 (0.23%) Automotive
13 3 (0.23%) Games
14 2 (0.16%) Electronics
14 2 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 565 (44.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 195 (15.20%) AWS Engineer
3 167 (13.02%) AWS DevOps
4 138 (10.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 117 (9.12%) Architect
6 110 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 104 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
8 95 (7.40%) Developer
9 69 (5.38%) Consultant
10 68 (5.30%) Azure Engineer
11 66 (5.14%) Senior DevOps
12 60 (4.68%) Azure DevOps
13 59 (4.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 57 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
14 57 (4.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 55 (4.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 54 (4.21%) DevOps Consultant
17 52 (4.05%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 51 (3.98%) Platform Engineer
19 49 (3.82%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (8.73%) Web Services
2 102 (7.95%) Node.js
3 92 (7.17%) Elastic Stack
4 80 (6.24%) Kafka
5 58 (4.52%) Spring
6 53 (4.13%) REST
7 52 (4.05%) RESTful
8 49 (3.82%) JSON
9 48 (3.74%) .NET
10 47 (3.66%) J2EE
11 40 (3.12%) Hibernate
12 39 (3.04%) AngularJS
12 39 (3.04%) RabbitMQ
13 34 (2.65%) HTML
14 31 (2.42%) Swagger
15 30 (2.34%) XML
16 29 (2.26%) CSS
17 28 (2.18%) Middleware
18 27 (2.10%) LDAP
19 25 (1.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.56%) Data Centre
2 62 (4.83%) Public Cloud
3 43 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.96%) Clustering
5 38 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (2.18%) Replication
9 26 (2.03%) Cloud Native
10 17 (1.33%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.17%) User Experience
13 12 (0.94%) Blog
13 12 (0.94%) BYOD
14 11 (0.86%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.86%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.70%) Wiki
16 8 (0.62%) Derivative
16 8 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 761 (59.31%) Linux
2 272 (21.20%) Windows
3 183 (14.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 133 (10.37%) Unix
5 100 (7.79%) CentOS
6 96 (7.48%) Ubuntu
7 88 (6.86%) Windows Server
8 24 (1.87%) Solaris
9 23 (1.79%) Android
9 23 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.01%) Debian
11 12 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 12 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.62%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.62%) SUSE
14 7 (0.55%) VMS
15 6 (0.47%) Mesosphere
16 4 (0.31%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (75.92%) DevOps
2 542 (42.24%) Configuration Management
3 385 (30.01%) Agile Software Development
4 289 (22.53%) Continuous Integration
5 220 (17.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 218 (16.99%) Microservices
7 181 (14.11%) Migration
8 170 (13.25%) Open Source
9 131 (10.21%) Test Automation
10 102 (7.95%) Scrum
11 89 (6.94%) Deployment Automation
12 86 (6.70%) Software Engineering
13 83 (6.47%) Continuous Delivery
14 75 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
15 67 (5.22%) Kanban
16 66 (5.14%) Infrastructure Automation
17 58 (4.52%) TDD
18 57 (4.44%) Analytics
19 54 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 52 (4.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 604 (47.08%) Python
2 363 (28.29%) Java
3 335 (26.11%) Bash Shell
4 214 (16.68%) Ruby
5 188 (14.65%) PowerShell
6 150 (11.69%) Perl
7 125 (9.74%) SQL
8 99 (7.72%) JavaScript
9 97 (7.56%) Go
10 81 (6.31%) Shell Script
11 49 (3.82%) Scala
12 48 (3.74%) C#
13 46 (3.59%) Groovy
14 38 (2.96%) C
15 36 (2.81%) PHP
16 22 (1.71%) C++
17 16 (1.25%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.25%) TypeScript
18 14 (1.09%) Java 8
19 12 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 265 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 193 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.90%) Degree
4 49 (3.82%) DV Cleared
5 41 (3.20%) AWS Certification
6 27 (2.10%) RHCE
7 21 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.94%) DBS Check
9 12 (0.94%) RHCSA
10 11 (0.86%) CCNP
10 11 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.86%) MCSA
10 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.62%) CCA
11 8 (0.62%) CCNA
12 7 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.39%) GIAC
13 5 (0.39%) RHCA
14 4 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.49%) QA
2 14 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.39%) SLA
5 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.31%) NCSC
5 4 (0.31%) NIST
6 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.078%) PSD2
System Software
1 605 (47.16%) Docker
2 110 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
4 54 (4.21%) Active Directory
5 51 (3.98%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.25%) Xen
7 14 (1.09%) KVM
8 13 (1.01%) NFS
9 12 (0.94%) vSphere
10 11 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.86%) HDFS
11 10 (0.78%) Snort
12 8 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.62%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.55%) LXC
13 7 (0.55%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.47%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.47%) Gluster
15 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
16 4 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 865 (67.42%) Ansible
2 621 (48.40%) Opscode Chef
3 551 (42.95%) Terraform
4 497 (38.74%) Kubernetes
5 132 (10.29%) Salt
6 104 (8.11%) Packer
7 85 (6.63%) Consul
8 54 (4.21%) Grafana
9 44 (3.43%) Prometheus
10 42 (3.27%) Nagios
11 39 (3.04%) Kibana
12 29 (2.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 29 (2.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 28 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
14 26 (2.03%) Rancher
15 25 (1.95%) logstash
16 24 (1.87%) HAProxy
17 23 (1.79%) ZABBIX
18 21 (1.64%) Mesos
18 21 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 143 (11.15%) VMware
2 133 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 126 (9.82%) Red Hat
4 117 (9.12%) Google
5 78 (6.08%) Splunk
6 63 (4.91%) Oracle
7 44 (3.43%) Cisco
8 43 (3.35%) Atlassian
8 43 (3.35%) SaltStack
9 38 (2.96%) Cloudera
10 33 (2.57%) Citrix
10 33 (2.57%) HP
11 29 (2.26%) New Relic
12 24 (1.87%) MuleSoft
13 23 (1.79%) F5
13 23 (1.79%) Hortonworks
13 23 (1.79%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.56%) IBM
15 19 (1.48%) Juniper
16 18 (1.40%) webMethods