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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 68 138
Rank change year-on-year -17 +70  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1191 1506 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.77% 3.05% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.62% 27.26% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 1093 645
Median daily rate £500 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Puppet is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4649 5525 4429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.81% 11.18% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3080 3636 2752
Median daily rate £488 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +10.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 153
Median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.30 £39.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Puppet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 688 £525 +5.00% 174
South East +20 186 £488 +8.50% 47
West Midlands -9 74 £500 +13.63% 12
North West +1 68 £475 +5.55% 33
East of England -16 54 £500 +5.26% 19
South West +1 46 £438 +2.94% 13
Yorkshire -51 37 £450 -4.25% 22
North East +58 18 £475 +18.75% 1
East Midlands -31 11 £525 -6.25% 6
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 1633 (69.40%) DevOps
2 1566 (66.55%) Linux
3 1167 (49.60%) Ansible
4 1136 (48.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1028 (43.69%) Amazon AWS
6 1007 (42.80%) Jenkins
7 961 (40.84%) Agile Software Development
8 935 (39.74%) Python
9 864 (36.72%) Configuration Management
9 864 (36.72%) Docker
10 792 (33.66%) Java
11 665 (28.26%) Git (software)
12 648 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
13 592 (25.16%) Ruby
14 572 (24.31%) Bash Shell
15 495 (21.04%) Open Source
16 463 (19.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 439 (18.66%) Unix
18 408 (17.34%) Security Cleared
19 381 (16.19%) VMware
20 379 (16.11%) Red Hat
21 360 (15.30%) MongoDB
22 351 (14.92%) Terraform
23 347 (14.75%) SC Cleared
24 335 (14.24%) PostgreSQL
25 326 (13.85%) Kubernetes
26 321 (13.64%) Perl
27 316 (13.43%) Finance
28 305 (12.96%) Windows
29 291 (12.37%) 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
1 270 (11.47%) Apache
2 207 (8.80%) Tomcat
3 177 (7.52%) Confluence
4 169 (7.18%) nginx
5 158 (6.71%) Elasticsearch
6 154 (6.54%) OpenStack
7 143 (6.08%) JBoss
8 95 (4.04%) WebSphere
9 88 (3.74%) Cloud Foundry
10 87 (3.70%) WebLogic
11 68 (2.89%) IIS
12 51 (2.17%) Apache Spark
13 34 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 27 (1.15%) CMS
15 24 (1.02%) Jetty
16 20 (0.85%) Drupal
17 18 (0.76%) Mongrel
18 16 (0.68%) Apache Pig
19 14 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
20 12 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (0.34%) HipChat
2 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.085%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.085%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 44 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.085%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.042%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.042%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.042%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.042%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1028 (43.69%) Amazon AWS
2 276 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (6.93%) PaaS
4 147 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 145 (6.16%) GitHub
6 144 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
7 117 (4.97%) Amazon S3
8 105 (4.46%) IaaS
9 66 (2.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 57 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
11 52 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 52 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 46 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
13 39 (1.66%) Route 53
13 39 (1.66%) SaaS
14 34 (1.44%) OpenShift
15 31 (1.32%) Datadog
16 29 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
17 20 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 18 (0.76%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 267 (11.35%) HTTP
2 253 (10.75%) TCP/IP
3 207 (8.80%) DNS
4 198 (8.41%) SSL
5 187 (7.95%) Firewall
6 87 (3.70%) VPN
7 75 (3.19%) SAN
8 73 (3.10%) LDAP
9 56 (2.38%) DHCP
10 53 (2.25%) HTTPS
11 49 (2.08%) Network Security
12 42 (1.78%) Internet
13 32 (1.36%) IPsec
14 31 (1.32%) SSH
15 25 (1.06%) LAN
16 23 (0.98%) FTP
16 23 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
16 23 (0.98%) SMTP
17 21 (0.89%) WAN
18 20 (0.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (15.30%) MongoDB
2 335 (14.24%) PostgreSQL
3 281 (11.94%) MySQL
4 247 (10.50%) NoSQL
5 139 (5.91%) Big Data
6 127 (5.40%) Hadoop
7 123 (5.23%) Relational Database
8 113 (4.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 106 (4.50%) SQL Server
10 93 (3.95%) Redis
11 90 (3.82%) Oracle Database
12 58 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
13 46 (1.95%) Apache Hive
14 37 (1.57%) RDBMS
15 35 (1.49%) HBase
16 21 (0.89%) Neo4j
17 20 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
18 18 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 16 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
19 16 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1007 (42.80%) Jenkins
2 665 (28.26%) Git (software)
3 272 (11.56%) JIRA
4 242 (10.28%) Maven
5 169 (7.18%) Subversion
6 131 (5.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 118 (5.01%) Vagrant
8 102 (4.33%) Selenium
9 99 (4.21%) IntelliJ
10 86 (3.65%) Bitbucket
11 77 (3.27%) Gradle
12 69 (2.93%) Ant
12 69 (2.93%) JUnit
13 67 (2.85%) TeamCity
14 63 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 56 (2.38%) Artifactory
16 54 (2.29%) Hudson
17 53 (2.25%) Cucumber
18 49 (2.08%) Travis CI
19 47 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 316 (13.43%) Finance
2 127 (5.40%) Banking
3 65 (2.76%) Retail
4 64 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.08%) Marketing
6 45 (1.91%) Electronics
7 44 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 14 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.51%) Games
10 12 (0.51%) Publishing
11 10 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.38%) Law
13 8 (0.34%) Back Office
13 8 (0.34%) Legal
14 3 (0.13%) Billing
14 3 (0.13%) Front Office
14 3 (0.13%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.085%) Advertising
15 2 (0.085%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 997 (42.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 330 (14.02%) Developer
3 257 (10.92%) Linux Engineer
4 256 (10.88%) AWS Engineer
5 255 (10.84%) AWS DevOps
6 207 (8.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 177 (7.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 174 (7.39%) Architect
9 168 (7.14%) Java Developer
10 144 (6.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 125 (5.31%) Administrator
12 121 (5.14%) Consultant
13 116 (4.93%) Senior DevOps
14 95 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
15 88 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
16 84 (3.57%) Scala Developer
16 84 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 80 (3.40%) Linux Administrator
18 78 (3.31%) Unix Engineer
19 75 (3.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (9.48%) Web Services
2 186 (7.90%) Elastic Stack
3 173 (7.35%) CSS
4 157 (6.67%) Node.js
5 155 (6.59%) JSON
6 145 (6.16%) Spring
7 129 (5.48%) HTML
8 127 (5.40%) XML
9 126 (5.35%) REST
10 113 (4.80%) Play Framework
11 103 (4.38%) J2EE
12 100 (4.25%) Middleware
13 91 (3.87%) .NET
14 90 (3.82%) AngularJS
14 90 (3.82%) HTML5
15 80 (3.40%) Kafka
16 73 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
17 72 (3.06%) Sensu
18 71 (3.02%) SOAP
19 70 (2.97%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (4.84%) Public Cloud
2 80 (3.40%) Data Centre
3 75 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 72 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
5 69 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (2.00%) Clustering
7 42 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
8 35 (1.49%) PKI
9 32 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 30 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 28 (1.19%) Private Cloud
13 27 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 26 (1.10%) Fintech
15 23 (0.98%) Replication
16 19 (0.81%) Algorithms
17 18 (0.76%) Smart Meter
17 18 (0.76%) User Experience
17 18 (0.76%) Video on Demand
18 13 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1566 (66.55%) Linux
2 463 (19.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 439 (18.66%) Unix
4 305 (12.96%) Windows
5 273 (11.60%) CentOS
6 144 (6.12%) Ubuntu
7 99 (4.21%) Solaris
8 86 (3.65%) AIX
9 64 (2.72%) Windows Server
10 44 (1.87%) SUSE
11 29 (1.23%) CoreOS
12 28 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.93%) Debian
14 12 (0.51%) VMS
15 11 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.34%) Fedora
18 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1633 (69.40%) DevOps
2 961 (40.84%) Agile Software Development
3 864 (36.72%) Configuration Management
4 648 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
5 495 (21.04%) Open Source
6 291 (12.37%) Microservices
7 257 (10.92%) Test Automation
8 252 (10.71%) Scrum
9 243 (10.33%) TDD
10 234 (9.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 156 (6.63%) Software Engineering
12 152 (6.46%) Migration
13 147 (6.25%) Mentoring
14 115 (4.89%) Kanban
15 112 (4.76%) Web Operations
16 110 (4.67%) OO
17 107 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
18 99 (4.21%) Load Balancing
19 97 (4.12%) High Availability
20 93 (3.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 935 (39.74%) Python
2 792 (33.66%) Java
3 592 (25.16%) Ruby
4 572 (24.31%) Bash Shell
5 321 (13.64%) Perl
6 237 (10.07%) SQL
7 219 (9.31%) Scala
8 166 (7.05%) JavaScript
9 162 (6.88%) PowerShell
10 146 (6.20%) Shell Script
11 112 (4.76%) PHP
12 101 (4.29%) Go
12 101 (4.29%) Groovy
13 71 (3.02%) C#
14 42 (1.78%) C
15 39 (1.66%) Korn
16 29 (1.23%) Clojure
17 24 (1.02%) C++
18 13 (0.55%) C-shell
19 12 (0.51%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 408 (17.34%) Security Cleared
2 347 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 67 (2.85%) Degree
4 58 (2.46%) RHCE
5 39 (1.66%) CISSP
6 30 (1.27%) RHCSA
7 29 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 24 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (0.72%) CCNP
11 17 (0.72%) GIAC
12 16 (0.68%) AWS Certification
12 16 (0.68%) CCNA
13 15 (0.64%) SANS
14 13 (0.55%) CEH
14 13 (0.55%) CREST Certified
15 12 (0.51%) RHCA
16 9 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (1.95%) QA
2 20 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.55%) SLA
5 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.30%) GCP
7 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.042%) MiFID
System Software
1 864 (36.72%) Docker
2 189 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
4 78 (3.31%) Active Directory
5 51 (2.17%) HDFS
6 48 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (2.00%) Xen
8 44 (1.87%) vCloud
9 40 (1.70%) KVM
9 40 (1.70%) vSphere
10 24 (1.02%) Hyper-V
10 24 (1.02%) LXC
11 21 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 21 (0.89%) etcd
11 21 (0.89%) flannel
11 21 (0.89%) NFS
12 17 (0.72%) Squid
13 16 (0.68%) GlusterFS
14 13 (0.55%) iptables
15 12 (0.51%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1167 (49.60%) Ansible
2 1136 (48.28%) Opscode Chef
3 351 (14.92%) Terraform
4 326 (13.85%) Kubernetes
5 174 (7.39%) Nagios
6 125 (5.31%) Salt
7 113 (4.80%) logstash
8 105 (4.46%) ZABBIX
9 97 (4.12%) Kibana
10 77 (3.27%) Graphite
11 54 (2.29%) HAProxy
11 54 (2.29%) Mesos
12 47 (2.00%) Grafana
13 46 (1.95%) Packer
14 39 (1.66%) Rancher
15 37 (1.57%) Hadoop YARN
16 36 (1.53%) Cobbler
17 34 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
17 34 (1.44%) vRealize
18 32 (1.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 381 (16.19%) VMware
2 379 (16.11%) Red Hat
3 274 (11.64%) Oracle
4 120 (5.10%) Splunk
5 111 (4.72%) IBM
6 105 (4.46%) Microsoft
7 88 (3.74%) Google
8 85 (3.61%) Atlassian
9 84 (3.57%) SaltStack
10 50 (2.12%) Cisco
10 50 (2.12%) SAP
11 45 (1.91%) AppDynamics
12 34 (1.44%) HP
12 34 (1.44%) Rackspace
13 32 (1.36%) webMethods
14 27 (1.15%) WSO2
15 24 (1.02%) EMC
15 24 (1.02%) NetApp
16 23 (0.98%) ServiceNow
17 22 (0.93%) Hortonworks
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London
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Telford, Shropshire
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Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
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Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £500.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Telford, Shropshire
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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4it Recruitment Ltd
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Warrington, Cheshire
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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South West London
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North West
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London
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Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
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City, London
Linux Recruit
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