Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 1 October 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
England > London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 158 87
Rank change year-on-year -12 -71 -5
Contract jobs citing Puppet 214 668 1,341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.58% 1.75% 2.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.49% 11.16% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 526 1,039
Median daily rate £525 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £350 £463 £425
90th Percentile £662 £738 £688
England median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £105.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% +13.82%

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,256 5,985 6,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.69% 15.64% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 4,293 5,034
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £328
90th Percentile £706 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 76 70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -25.38%
10th Percentile £17.03 £12.76 £13.31
90th Percentile £44.80 £53.46 £47.41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +70.73% +13.89% +2.86%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in London

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Puppet in London.

Daily rate trend for Puppet in London

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet in London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Puppet in London

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Puppet in London.

Hourly rate trend for Puppet in London

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the London region over the 6 months to 1 October 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
Central London +46 34 £500 -13.04% 58
South London +36 8 £533 -3.18% 4
West London +59 7 £633 +26.50% 7
East London +49 7 £531 -3.41% 2
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 London region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 161 (75.23%) Ansible
2 136 (63.55%) DevOps
3 130 (60.75%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (53.74%) Linux
5 114 (53.27%) Python
6 112 (52.34%) Jenkins
7 100 (46.73%) Docker
8 99 (46.26%) Kubernetes
8 99 (46.26%) AWS
9 88 (41.12%) Terraform
10 84 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (37.85%) Configuration Management
12 80 (37.38%) Git (software)
13 60 (28.04%) Azure
14 51 (23.83%) Bash Shell
15 48 (22.43%) Windows
15 48 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (21.96%) DNS
17 46 (21.50%) Java
18 39 (18.22%) HTTP
18 39 (18.22%) Finance
19 38 (17.76%) Splunk
20 37 (17.29%) Infrastructure as Code
21 36 (16.82%) Red Hat
21 36 (16.82%) Security Cleared
21 36 (16.82%) PowerShell
21 36 (16.82%) VMware
22 35 (16.36%) GitHub
23 34 (15.89%) Salt
23 34 (15.89%) Ruby

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 25 (11.68%) Tomcat
2 24 (11.21%) Apache
3 22 (10.28%) Confluence
4 14 (6.54%) OpenStack
5 12 (5.61%) Apache Solr
5 12 (5.61%) nginx
6 7 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (3.27%) JBoss
6 7 (3.27%) Jetty
7 5 (2.34%) IIS
7 5 (2.34%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.34%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Fuse
7 5 (2.34%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.87%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.87%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.93%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.93%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 99 (46.26%) AWS
2 60 (28.04%) Azure
3 35 (16.36%) GitHub
4 23 (10.75%) GCP
5 22 (10.28%) SaaS
6 18 (8.41%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (7.94%) Serverless
8 16 (7.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (6.07%) Amazon S3
9 13 (6.07%) IaaS
10 11 (5.14%) Amazon Cognito
10 11 (5.14%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (5.14%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (5.14%) OpenShift
11 10 (4.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (3.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (3.27%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (2.80%) PaaS
13 6 (2.80%) Route 53
14 4 (1.87%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 47 (21.96%) DNS
2 39 (18.22%) HTTP
3 30 (14.02%) Firewall
4 23 (10.75%) SSL
5 20 (9.35%) DHCP
6 18 (8.41%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.67%) Kerberos
7 10 (4.67%) VLAN
8 8 (3.74%) SAN
9 7 (3.27%) FTP
9 7 (3.27%) SSH
10 6 (2.80%) Anycast
10 6 (2.80%) BGP
10 6 (2.80%) Network Security
10 6 (2.80%) VRRP
11 5 (2.34%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (2.34%) SNMP
12 4 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (1.87%) SMTP
13 3 (1.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.94%) MySQL
3 15 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (6.54%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (6.07%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (5.61%) Hadoop
7 10 (4.67%) MongoDB
8 9 (4.21%) Big Data
9 8 (3.74%) NoSQL
9 8 (3.74%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.80%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.87%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (1.87%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.87%) Redis
12 4 (1.87%) Sybase ASE
13 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 112 (52.34%) Jenkins
2 80 (37.38%) Git (software)
3 33 (15.42%) JIRA
4 23 (10.75%) TeamCity
5 21 (9.81%) Subversion
6 17 (7.94%) Maven
7 14 (6.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (6.54%) GitLab
8 12 (5.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (4.67%) Bitbucket
9 10 (4.67%) GoCD
10 9 (4.21%) Gradle
11 8 (3.74%) Cucumber
11 8 (3.74%) Selenium
12 7 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (2.80%) Ant
13 6 (2.80%) CircleCI
13 6 (2.80%) Hudson
13 6 (2.80%) Vagrant
14 5 (2.34%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 39 (18.22%) Finance
2 16 (7.48%) Banking
3 10 (4.67%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.21%) Retail
5 5 (2.34%) Front Office
6 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.40%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (32.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (10.28%) AWS Engineer
2 22 (10.28%) Linux Engineer
3 17 (7.94%) Architect
3 17 (7.94%) Cloud Engineer
4 13 (6.07%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (6.07%) Site Engineer
4 13 (6.07%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 12 (5.61%) Consultant
6 11 (5.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
7 9 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.74%) Developer
9 7 (3.27%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (2.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (2.80%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.28%) LDAP
2 17 (7.94%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (5.61%) HTML
3 12 (5.61%) Node.js
3 12 (5.61%) Web Services
4 11 (5.14%) AngularJS
5 10 (4.67%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (4.21%) .NET
6 9 (4.21%) REST
7 8 (3.74%) Kafka
8 7 (3.27%) CSS
8 7 (3.27%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.27%) RESTful
9 6 (2.80%) .NET Core
9 6 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (2.80%) CSS3
9 6 (2.80%) JSON
9 6 (2.80%) LAMP
9 6 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.48%) Clustering
2 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.27%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.80%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (2.80%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.80%) User Experience
6 5 (2.34%) Derivative
7 4 (1.87%) FMCG
7 4 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.40%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.93%) Equities
9 2 (0.93%) PKI
9 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 115 (53.74%) Linux
2 48 (22.43%) Windows
3 34 (15.89%) CentOS
3 34 (15.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (12.15%) Unix
4 26 (12.15%) Windows Server
5 25 (11.68%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (8.88%) Ubuntu
7 12 (5.61%) Debian
8 9 (4.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.80%) Solaris
10 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (2.34%) Android
11 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.34%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.87%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.93%) AIX
13 2 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (63.55%) DevOps
2 84 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (37.85%) Configuration Management
4 48 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (17.29%) Infrastructure as Code
6 27 (12.62%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (11.21%) Infrastructure Automation
8 23 (10.75%) Open Source
9 22 (10.28%) High Availability
9 22 (10.28%) Microservices
9 22 (10.28%) Test Automation
10 18 (8.41%) Scrum
11 17 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (7.94%) Deployment Automation
11 17 (7.94%) ITIL
11 17 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
13 15 (7.01%) Load Balancing
13 15 (7.01%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 114 (53.27%) Python
2 51 (23.83%) Bash Shell
3 46 (21.50%) Java
4 36 (16.82%) PowerShell
5 34 (15.89%) Ruby
6 32 (14.95%) Perl
7 28 (13.08%) SQL
8 20 (9.35%) JavaScript
9 18 (8.41%) Shell Script
10 14 (6.54%) Go
11 10 (4.67%) C
11 10 (4.67%) Scala
12 9 (4.21%) C#
13 7 (3.27%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.27%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.80%) C++
14 6 (2.80%) TypeScript
15 5 (2.34%) Clojure
15 5 (2.34%) ClojureScript
15 5 (2.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.34%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.87%) Degree
6 3 (1.40%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.93%) CCA
7 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.47%) CCNA
8 1 (0.47%) CCNP
8 1 (0.47%) CISSP
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.47%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.54%) Cyber Essentials
1 14 (6.54%) GDPR
1 14 (6.54%) HIPAA
1 14 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.07%) QA
3 7 (3.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) NCSC
System Software
1 100 (46.73%) Docker
2 32 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (12.62%) Active Directory
4 15 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.80%) vSphere
6 4 (1.87%) Xen
7 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.40%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.93%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.93%) KVM
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.93%) Varnish
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.93%) zsh
9 1 (0.47%) HDFS
9 1 (0.47%) iptables
9 1 (0.47%) oVirt
9 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 161 (75.23%) Ansible
2 130 (60.75%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (46.26%) Kubernetes
4 88 (41.12%) Terraform
5 34 (15.89%) Salt
6 14 (6.54%) Packer
6 14 (6.54%) Rundeck
7 10 (4.67%) Nagios
8 7 (3.27%) Grafana
8 7 (3.27%) Prometheus
9 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.87%) Kibana
10 4 (1.87%) SCOM
11 3 (1.40%) Pacemaker
11 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.40%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 38 (17.76%) Splunk
2 36 (16.82%) Red Hat
2 36 (16.82%) VMware
3 31 (14.49%) SaltStack
4 24 (11.21%) Oracle
5 22 (10.28%) Microsoft
6 18 (8.41%) Atlassian
7 14 (6.54%) Dell
8 13 (6.07%) Cisco
8 13 (6.07%) MuleSoft
9 12 (5.61%) Sybase
10 11 (5.14%) Google
10 11 (5.14%) HP
10 11 (5.14%) NetApp
11 9 (4.21%) Hortonworks
12 8 (3.74%) Cloudera
13 6 (2.80%) Infoblox
13 6 (2.80%) LogicMonitor
13 6 (2.80%) Sonatype
14 5 (2.34%) Sparx