Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 231 169 132
Rank change year-on-year -62 -37 -44
Contract jobs citing Puppet 679 524 1,697
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.60% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.48% 10.44% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 384 1,267
10th Percentile £413 £375 £413
25th Percentile £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £594 £625
90th Percentile £700 £671 £713
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £550
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £52.75 -
Median % change year-on-year +13.74% - -
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £63.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +129.09% -15.38%

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 9,083 5,019 12,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.89% 15.37% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,424 3,539 8,724
10th Percentile £350 £307 £300
25th Percentile £435 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 91 267
10th Percentile £14.33 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.14 £14.81 £13.94
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +3.72% -1.05%
75th Percentile £41.99 £31.13 £26.00
90th Percentile £59.96 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £23.21 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +19.03% -2.50% +5.26%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -13 436 £550 +4.46% 140
North of England -111 45 £478 -4.50% 67
South East -55 43 £488 -6.25% 27
South West -19 40 £538 +7.65% 13
Midlands -37 25 £513 +46.43% 20
East of England -7 23 £550 +29.41% 9
Yorkshire -67 22 £460 -8.00% 27
North West -69 22 £510 +2.00% 32
West Midlands -28 20 £580 +28.89% 15
East Midlands -15 5 £425 +34.92% 5
North East -20 1 £500 +1.01% 8
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 476 (70.10%) Ansible
2 434 (63.92%) DevOps
3 364 (53.61%) Linux
4 318 (46.83%) Python
5 312 (45.95%) AWS
6 287 (42.27%) Terraform
7 282 (41.53%) Opscode Chef
8 264 (38.88%) Docker
9 260 (38.29%) Jenkins
10 246 (36.23%) Kubernetes
11 219 (32.25%) Azure
12 208 (30.63%) Configuration Management
13 190 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
14 159 (23.42%) PowerShell
15 158 (23.27%) Bash Shell
16 157 (23.12%) Java
17 153 (22.53%) Git (software)
18 146 (21.50%) VMware
19 142 (20.91%) Windows
20 135 (19.88%) Infrastructure as Code
21 126 (18.56%) Finance
22 118 (17.38%) GitHub
23 112 (16.49%) GCP
24 104 (15.32%) Social Skills
25 100 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
26 98 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
27 93 (13.70%) Microsoft
28 88 (12.96%) Security Cleared
29 82 (12.08%) Oracle
30 81 (11.93%) 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 55 (8.10%) Tomcat
2 53 (7.81%) Confluence
3 37 (5.45%) Apache
3 37 (5.45%) WebSphere
4 28 (4.12%) nginx
5 27 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (3.98%) WebLogic
6 23 (3.39%) Apache Spark
6 23 (3.39%) IIS
7 16 (2.36%) OpenStack
8 14 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (1.62%) JBoss
10 10 (1.47%) Jetty
10 10 (1.47%) Mule
11 7 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.03%) Mongrel
11 7 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.74%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.59%) Ethereum
Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.29%) Cloudability
3 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 312 (45.95%) AWS
2 219 (32.25%) Azure
3 118 (17.38%) GitHub
4 112 (16.49%) GCP
5 68 (10.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 52 (7.66%) IaaS
7 47 (6.92%) PaaS
8 39 (5.74%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (5.30%) Serverless
10 29 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (4.12%) OpenShift
12 27 (3.98%) SaaS
13 24 (3.53%) Amazon EKS
14 23 (3.39%) Amazon ECS
15 22 (3.24%) Amazon S3
16 20 (2.95%) Amazon ELB
16 20 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 13 (1.91%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.63%) DNS
2 44 (6.48%) Firewall
3 30 (4.42%) HTTP
4 25 (3.68%) NAS
4 25 (3.68%) SAN
5 24 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.80%) LAN
6 19 (2.80%) Multicast
6 19 (2.80%) WAN
7 13 (1.91%) Kerberos
7 13 (1.91%) SNMP
7 13 (1.91%) Wireshark
8 12 (1.77%) HTTPS
8 12 (1.77%) iSCSI
9 11 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (1.62%) FCoE
9 11 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (1.47%) DHCP
10 10 (1.47%) tcpdump
11 9 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.60%) MongoDB
3 33 (4.86%) Hadoop
4 31 (4.57%) MySQL
4 31 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (4.12%) Big Data
6 22 (3.24%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (2.06%) Data Lake
9 13 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.91%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.91%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.77%) HBase
11 10 (1.47%) Tableau
12 9 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (1.03%) BigQuery
14 7 (1.03%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.88%) Looker
15 6 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 260 (38.29%) Jenkins
2 153 (22.53%) Git (software)
3 79 (11.63%) JIRA
4 53 (7.81%) GitLab
5 46 (6.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 44 (6.48%) Maven
7 39 (5.74%) TeamCity
8 36 (5.30%) Bitbucket
9 25 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (3.68%) Subversion
10 23 (3.39%) CircleCI
11 21 (3.09%) Visual Studio
12 19 (2.80%) Artifactory
13 18 (2.65%) Vagrant
14 17 (2.50%) SonarQube
15 16 (2.36%) Travis CI
16 15 (2.21%) JUnit
17 11 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 10 (1.47%) Cucumber
18 10 (1.47%) Gradle
General
1 126 (18.56%) Finance
2 104 (15.32%) Social Skills
3 74 (10.90%) Banking
4 26 (3.83%) Public Sector
5 25 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.95%) Retail
7 15 (2.21%) Investment Banking
8 14 (2.06%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
9 12 (1.77%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.18%) Law
11 7 (1.03%) Prime Brokerage
12 5 (0.74%) Games
12 5 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.59%) Front Office
14 3 (0.44%) Electronics
15 2 (0.29%) French Language
15 2 (0.29%) Marketing
15 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 253 (37.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (8.98%) Cloud Engineer
3 59 (8.69%) Developer
4 55 (8.10%) AWS Engineer
5 53 (7.81%) Architect
6 49 (7.22%) Linux Engineer
7 46 (6.77%) AWS DevOps
8 42 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
9 40 (5.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (5.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 31 (4.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 30 (4.42%) Platform Engineer
13 29 (4.27%) Senior DevOps
13 29 (4.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 28 (4.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 27 (3.98%) Cloud Architect
15 27 (3.98%) Consultant
16 24 (3.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 24 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
17 23 (3.39%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.22%) .NET
2 39 (5.74%) Node.js
3 36 (5.30%) JSON
4 34 (5.01%) Web Services
5 33 (4.86%) YAML
6 26 (3.83%) React
7 23 (3.39%) REST
8 21 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
9 20 (2.95%) AngularJS
9 20 (2.95%) Spring
10 19 (2.80%) Middleware
11 18 (2.65%) Kafka
12 16 (2.36%) HTML
13 15 (2.21%) J2EE
14 14 (2.06%) CSS
14 14 (2.06%) RESTful
14 14 (2.06%) SAML
15 13 (1.91%) .NET Framework
15 13 (1.91%) Django
16 10 (1.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.51%) Data Centre
2 50 (7.36%) Public Cloud
3 31 (4.57%) Cloud Native
4 30 (4.42%) Data Protection Act
5 21 (3.09%) Clustering
6 20 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.77%) Legacy Applications
10 9 (1.33%) Equities
10 9 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.03%) Replication
12 5 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.74%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 364 (53.61%) Linux
2 142 (20.91%) Windows
3 81 (11.93%) Unix
4 80 (11.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (6.92%) CentOS
6 36 (5.30%) Windows Server
7 26 (3.83%) Ubuntu
8 21 (3.09%) Solaris
9 9 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (1.03%) AIX
10 7 (1.03%) SUSE
11 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.59%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.59%) VMS
12 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.44%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.29%) Android
14 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (63.92%) DevOps
2 208 (30.63%) Configuration Management
3 190 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (19.88%) Infrastructure as Code
5 98 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (11.05%) Test Automation
7 66 (9.72%) ITIL
8 64 (9.43%) Infrastructure Automation
9 63 (9.28%) Open Source
10 62 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 60 (8.84%) Migration
12 58 (8.54%) Scrum
13 55 (8.10%) Continuous Delivery
13 55 (8.10%) Microservices
14 54 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
15 52 (7.66%) SDLC
16 51 (7.51%) Deployment Automation
17 45 (6.63%) Change Management
17 45 (6.63%) Software Engineering
18 42 (6.19%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 318 (46.83%) Python
2 159 (23.42%) PowerShell
3 158 (23.27%) Bash Shell
4 157 (23.12%) Java
5 70 (10.31%) SQL
6 64 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 60 (8.84%) Ruby
7 60 (8.84%) Shell Script
8 58 (8.54%) Go
9 38 (5.60%) Perl
10 37 (5.45%) C#
11 25 (3.68%) Groovy
12 23 (3.39%) PHP
13 14 (2.06%) C
13 14 (2.06%) C++
14 13 (1.91%) Scala
15 9 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.33%) Search Processing Language
16 5 (0.74%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.59%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 88 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 77 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.39%) Degree
4 18 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.06%) AWS Certification
5 14 (2.06%) RHCE
6 13 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.18%) RHCA
8 5 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.59%) CCNP
9 4 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.59%) GIAC
9 4 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.44%) CCNA
11 2 (0.29%) CCA
11 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.15%) CCIE
12 1 (0.15%) CISSP
12 1 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.47%) QA
2 7 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.88%) SLA
4 5 (0.74%) GDPR
5 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.15%) NCSC
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) SOC 1
7 1 (0.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 264 (38.88%) Docker
2 100 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.60%) Active Directory
4 24 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.65%) Xen
6 17 (2.50%) NFS
7 16 (2.36%) KVM
8 15 (2.21%) vSphere
9 11 (1.62%) SRDF
9 11 (1.62%) VMware NSX
10 9 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.18%) HDFS
12 7 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.74%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.59%) Ceph
14 4 (0.59%) vCloud
15 3 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.44%) GlusterFS
15 3 (0.44%) LXC
Systems Management
1 476 (70.10%) Ansible
2 287 (42.27%) Terraform
3 282 (41.53%) Opscode Chef
4 246 (36.23%) Kubernetes
5 42 (6.19%) Packer
6 33 (4.86%) Prometheus
6 33 (4.86%) Salt
7 21 (3.09%) Grafana
8 20 (2.95%) vRealize
9 19 (2.80%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (2.65%) SCCM
11 14 (2.06%) Icinga
11 14 (2.06%) Nagios
12 12 (1.77%) Consul
13 10 (1.47%) Kibana
14 9 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
14 9 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (1.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 7 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 7 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 146 (21.50%) VMware
2 93 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 82 (12.08%) Oracle
4 77 (11.34%) Red Hat
5 72 (10.60%) Google
6 47 (6.92%) Splunk
7 41 (6.04%) Cisco
8 25 (3.68%) SaltStack
9 24 (3.53%) New Relic
10 23 (3.39%) MuleSoft
11 22 (3.24%) EMC
12 18 (2.65%) IBM
13 16 (2.36%) Cloudera
13 16 (2.36%) NetApp
13 16 (2.36%) Zscaler
14 15 (2.21%) ServiceNow
15 14 (2.06%) Citrix
16 13 (1.91%) SolarWinds
16 13 (1.91%) Veritas
17 11 (1.62%) F5