Period
to 23 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 86 89
Rank change year-on-year -88 +3 -13
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1,010 2,651 2,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.53% 2.90% 2.82%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.59% 19.41% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 1,894 1,996
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £409 £400 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +23.89%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £28.00
90th Percentile £46.88 £41.25 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +23.89%

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 9,535 13,656 11,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.47% 14.96% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,472 9,213 7,673
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 334 252
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +4.07% -15.93%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.12 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.23 £47.42
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 -68 515 £588 +6.82% 165
North of England -39 214 £500 -3.38% 89
South East -97 134 £550 +10.00% 52
North West -24 102 £531 -3.41% 42
Yorkshire -18 76 £500 +4.71% 39
South West -47 53 £525 +18.64% 26
Midlands -61 50 £525 +23.53% 46
West Midlands -42 39 £520 +6.94% 30
East of England -32 38 £500 -2.20% 25
North East -28 37 £430 -14.00% 8
East Midlands +8 11 £538 +36.94% 16
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 744 (73.66%) DevOps
2 646 (63.96%) Ansible
3 556 (55.05%) Linux
4 514 (50.89%) Opscode Chef
5 512 (50.69%) AWS
6 490 (48.51%) Python
7 466 (46.14%) Docker
8 447 (44.26%) Terraform
9 442 (43.76%) Jenkins
10 407 (40.30%) Configuration Management
11 352 (34.85%) Kubernetes
12 325 (32.18%) Azure
13 316 (31.29%) Java
14 299 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
15 238 (23.56%) Bash Shell
16 237 (23.47%) Git (software)
17 228 (22.57%) Security Cleared
18 214 (21.19%) Windows
19 212 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
20 190 (18.81%) Ruby
21 183 (18.12%) SC Cleared
22 164 (16.24%) PowerShell
23 155 (15.35%) Infrastructure as Code
24 149 (14.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 144 (14.26%) Finance
26 139 (13.76%) Microservices
27 133 (13.17%) Perl
28 131 (12.97%) Migration
29 128 (12.67%) Amazon EC2
30 126 (12.48%) VMware

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 74 (7.33%) Apache
2 71 (7.03%) OpenStack
3 69 (6.83%) nginx
4 61 (6.04%) Tomcat
5 52 (5.15%) Confluence
6 46 (4.55%) IIS
7 39 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
8 33 (3.27%) WebSphere
9 32 (3.17%) Jetty
10 30 (2.97%) JBoss
11 25 (2.48%) Mongrel
12 21 (2.08%) Apache Spark
13 20 (1.98%) WebLogic
14 19 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.50%) DataSynapse
16 5 (0.50%) Skype for Business
17 4 (0.40%) SharePoint
18 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
18 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.099%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.20%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.099%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 512 (50.69%) AWS
2 325 (32.18%) Azure
3 128 (12.67%) Amazon EC2
4 117 (11.58%) GitHub
5 116 (11.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 114 (11.29%) GCP
7 80 (7.92%) Amazon S3
8 75 (7.43%) PaaS
9 67 (6.63%) IaaS
10 66 (6.53%) OpenShift
11 55 (5.45%) Serverless
12 54 (5.35%) Route 53
13 49 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
14 48 (4.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 47 (4.65%) Amazon ELB
16 40 (3.96%) AWS Lambda
17 35 (3.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 32 (3.17%) Datadog
19 31 (3.07%) SaaS
20 26 (2.57%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 108 (10.69%) TCP/IP
2 99 (9.80%) HTTP
3 85 (8.42%) DNS
4 68 (6.73%) SSL
5 65 (6.44%) VPN
6 43 (4.26%) DHCP
6 43 (4.26%) Firewall
7 34 (3.37%) IPsec
8 31 (3.07%) FTP
9 24 (2.38%) Junos
10 23 (2.28%) Multicast
10 23 (2.28%) Wireless
11 22 (2.18%) BGP
11 22 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (2.18%) EIGRP
12 20 (1.98%) SAN
13 19 (1.88%) Cisco IOS
13 19 (1.88%) LAN
13 19 (1.88%) NX-OS
14 16 (1.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.02%) Amazon RDS
2 79 (7.82%) MongoDB
3 66 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (6.44%) MySQL
5 59 (5.84%) Hadoop
5 59 (5.84%) SQL Server
6 52 (5.15%) NoSQL
7 45 (4.46%) Big Data
8 25 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (2.28%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.88%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (1.49%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.39%) Flink
14 13 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.09%) Data Lake
16 10 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.99%) Redis
17 9 (0.89%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 442 (43.76%) Jenkins
2 237 (23.47%) Git (software)
3 105 (10.40%) GitLab
4 76 (7.52%) JIRA
5 55 (5.45%) Travis CI
6 54 (5.35%) Maven
7 53 (5.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 45 (4.46%) TeamCity
9 44 (4.36%) Bitbucket
10 40 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 40 (3.96%) Selenium
11 38 (3.76%) Subversion
12 37 (3.66%) SonarQube
13 33 (3.27%) Artifactory
13 33 (3.27%) Cucumber
14 28 (2.77%) JUnit
14 28 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 27 (2.67%) Ant
16 26 (2.57%) Gradle
16 26 (2.57%) Vagrant
General
1 144 (14.26%) Finance
2 78 (7.72%) Public Sector
3 53 (5.25%) Banking
4 32 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.28%) Retail
6 18 (1.78%) Front Office
7 12 (1.19%) Marketing
7 12 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.79%) Law
10 7 (0.69%) Legal
11 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.50%) Billing
13 4 (0.40%) Electronics
13 4 (0.40%) Publishing
14 3 (0.30%) Advertising
14 3 (0.30%) Automotive
14 3 (0.30%) Games
14 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 435 (43.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 147 (14.55%) AWS Engineer
3 117 (11.58%) AWS DevOps
4 103 (10.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 75 (7.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 72 (7.13%) Architect
6 72 (7.13%) Developer
7 71 (7.03%) Consultant
8 67 (6.63%) Linux Engineer
9 55 (5.45%) Senior DevOps
10 53 (5.25%) Azure Engineer
11 50 (4.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 44 (4.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 40 (3.96%) Platform Engineer
14 39 (3.86%) DevOps Consultant
15 36 (3.56%) Automation Engineer
15 36 (3.56%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 35 (3.47%) Network Engineer
17 34 (3.37%) Administrator
17 34 (3.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.12%) Node.js
2 76 (7.52%) Elastic Stack
3 70 (6.93%) .NET
4 66 (6.53%) Web Services
5 52 (5.15%) REST
6 49 (4.85%) Spring
7 48 (4.75%) Kafka
8 44 (4.36%) J2EE
9 37 (3.66%) Servlets
10 34 (3.37%) AngularJS
11 33 (3.27%) SOAP
11 33 (3.27%) XML
12 30 (2.97%) Hibernate
12 30 (2.97%) HTML
13 29 (2.87%) CSS
14 28 (2.77%) JSON
15 23 (2.28%) jQuery
16 22 (2.18%) Spring Boot
17 21 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
18 20 (1.98%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.73%) Public Cloud
3 43 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.48%) Private Cloud
6 25 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (1.78%) Clustering
9 14 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.19%) Replication
11 11 (1.09%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.79%) User Experience
13 8 (0.79%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.50%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.50%) Grid Computing
14 5 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 556 (55.05%) Linux
2 214 (21.19%) Windows
3 149 (14.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 109 (10.79%) Ubuntu
5 106 (10.50%) Unix
6 77 (7.62%) CentOS
6 77 (7.62%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.39%) Solaris
7 14 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.99%) Android
8 10 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.89%) SUSE
9 9 (0.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.69%) CoreOS
10 7 (0.69%) Debian
10 7 (0.69%) VMS
10 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (73.66%) DevOps
2 407 (40.30%) Configuration Management
3 299 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
5 155 (15.35%) Infrastructure as Code
6 139 (13.76%) Microservices
7 131 (12.97%) Migration
8 125 (12.38%) Open Source
9 116 (11.49%) Test Automation
10 82 (8.12%) Scrum
11 68 (6.73%) Infrastructure Automation
12 67 (6.63%) Software Engineering
13 65 (6.44%) Continuous Delivery
14 63 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
15 56 (5.54%) Analytics
16 55 (5.45%) High Availability
17 51 (5.05%) Mentoring
18 49 (4.85%) Deployment Automation
18 49 (4.85%) Task Automation
19 48 (4.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 490 (48.51%) Python
2 316 (31.29%) Java
3 238 (23.56%) Bash Shell
4 190 (18.81%) Ruby
5 164 (16.24%) PowerShell
6 133 (13.17%) Perl
7 102 (10.10%) SQL
8 88 (8.71%) JavaScript
9 82 (8.12%) Go
10 61 (6.04%) Shell Script
11 53 (5.25%) C#
12 43 (4.26%) PHP
13 33 (3.27%) Groovy
14 31 (3.07%) C
15 27 (2.67%) Scala
16 24 (2.38%) C++
17 19 (1.88%) Haskell
18 16 (1.58%) TypeScript
19 12 (1.19%) Java 8
20 11 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 228 (22.57%) Security Cleared
2 183 (18.12%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.96%) Degree
4 39 (3.86%) AWS Certification
5 34 (3.37%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.48%) CCNA
8 19 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.68%) CCNP
10 15 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (1.19%) MCSA
13 10 (0.99%) RHCE
14 9 (0.89%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.69%) RHCSA
16 6 (0.59%) CCA
17 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
17 3 (0.30%) GIAC
17 3 (0.30%) LPIC
17 3 (0.30%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.26%) QA
2 8 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.69%) SLA
4 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.40%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.40%) NCSC
7 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.099%) NIST
8 1 (0.099%) PMO
System Software
1 466 (46.14%) Docker
2 107 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.25%) Virtual Machines
4 46 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 40 (3.96%) Hyper-V
6 30 (2.97%) Xen
7 21 (2.08%) KVM
8 15 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (1.29%) VMware NSX
9 13 (1.29%) vSphere
10 10 (0.99%) NFS
11 9 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.50%) iptables
12 5 (0.50%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.40%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.40%) XenApp
14 3 (0.30%) HDFS
14 3 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 646 (63.96%) Ansible
2 514 (50.89%) Opscode Chef
3 447 (44.26%) Terraform
4 352 (34.85%) Kubernetes
5 86 (8.51%) Salt
6 79 (7.82%) Packer
7 68 (6.73%) Nagios
8 44 (4.36%) Grafana
9 43 (4.26%) Consul
10 36 (3.56%) Kibana
11 35 (3.47%) Docker Swarm
11 35 (3.47%) Prometheus
12 28 (2.77%) ZABBIX
13 26 (2.57%) Rancher
14 21 (2.08%) SCCM
15 19 (1.88%) HAProxy
15 19 (1.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 19 (1.88%) logstash
15 19 (1.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 17 (1.68%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 126 (12.48%) VMware
2 124 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 110 (10.89%) Google
4 106 (10.50%) Red Hat
5 83 (8.22%) Splunk
6 58 (5.74%) Oracle
7 45 (4.46%) Cisco
8 37 (3.66%) Juniper
9 29 (2.87%) Atlassian
9 29 (2.87%) SaltStack
10 26 (2.57%) Cloudera
11 25 (2.48%) Hortonworks
12 24 (2.38%) New Relic
13 22 (2.18%) F5
14 20 (1.98%) HP
15 18 (1.78%) Citrix
16 16 (1.58%) NetScout
16 16 (1.58%) Solarflare
17 15 (1.49%) AppDynamics
17 15 (1.49%) TOWER Software