Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 86 80
Rank change year-on-year -68 -6 -20
Contract jobs citing Puppet 474 1,296 1,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.65% 2.94% 3.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.85% 18.27% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 980 1,144
London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £718 £700 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
England 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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4,367 7,094 5,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.23% 16.10% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,165 5,195 4,449
London median daily rate £550 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £362 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 71
London median hourly rate £20.50 £23.48 £24.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.70% -5.77% +11.16%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.09 £11.81
90th Percentile £38.28 £45.63 £67.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.32
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.05% -13.41%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in London

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Puppet in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in London

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in London over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in London

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet in London.

Contractor 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 19 February 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 -15 85 £588 +6.82% 52
South London -24 38 £463 -11.90% 12
East London +10 11 £550 -15.38% 8
West London -6 3 £425 -22.73% 18
North London - 1 £603 - 3
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 347 (73.21%) DevOps
2 319 (67.30%) Ansible
3 257 (54.22%) Opscode Chef
4 252 (53.16%) Linux
5 224 (47.26%) Python
6 212 (44.73%) AWS
7 204 (43.04%) Terraform
8 200 (42.19%) Docker
9 171 (36.08%) Jenkins
10 160 (33.76%) Configuration Management
11 159 (33.54%) Azure
12 147 (31.01%) Kubernetes
13 137 (28.90%) Java
14 127 (26.79%) Security Cleared
15 120 (25.32%) Git (software)
16 116 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
17 111 (23.42%) SC Cleared
17 111 (23.42%) Bash Shell
18 95 (20.04%) Windows
19 89 (18.78%) Finance
20 87 (18.35%) Infrastructure as Code
21 81 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
22 79 (16.67%) Ruby
23 78 (16.46%) PowerShell
24 67 (14.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 67 (14.14%) Ubuntu
25 66 (13.92%) Migration
26 60 (12.66%) GCP
27 58 (12.24%) GitHub
28 57 (12.03%) Microservices

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 47 (9.92%) OpenStack
2 27 (5.70%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (4.43%) Confluence
4 15 (3.16%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.90%) Apache
6 9 (1.90%) IIS
6 9 (1.90%) nginx
7 8 (1.69%) JBoss
7 8 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.48%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.05%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.63%) Jetty
12 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.42%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.42%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
12 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.42%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 212 (44.73%) AWS
2 159 (33.54%) Azure
3 60 (12.66%) GCP
4 58 (12.24%) GitHub
5 56 (11.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 49 (10.34%) OpenShift
7 43 (9.07%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (7.81%) IaaS
8 37 (7.81%) PaaS
9 31 (6.54%) Serverless
10 30 (6.33%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (5.27%) Amazon S3
12 20 (4.22%) Route 53
13 18 (3.80%) npm
14 16 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (2.74%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (2.74%) SaaS
16 11 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.49%) VPN
2 35 (7.38%) TCP/IP
3 22 (4.64%) DNS
4 21 (4.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 21 (4.43%) Junos
5 19 (4.01%) Cisco IOS
5 19 (4.01%) LAN
5 19 (4.01%) NX-OS
6 18 (3.80%) BGP
6 18 (3.80%) EIGRP
6 18 (3.80%) Multicast
7 16 (3.38%) Ethernet
7 16 (3.38%) HTTP
7 16 (3.38%) MPLS
7 16 (3.38%) OSPF
7 16 (3.38%) Wireless
7 16 (3.38%) Wireshark
7 16 (3.38%) WLAN
8 15 (3.16%) DWDM
8 15 (3.16%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.23%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (7.81%) Amazon RDS
3 35 (7.38%) SQL Server
4 28 (5.91%) Hadoop
5 23 (4.85%) MongoDB
6 21 (4.43%) MySQL
7 15 (3.16%) Big Data
8 13 (2.74%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.53%) Flink
9 12 (2.53%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.48%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.27%) Apache Ignite
12 6 (1.27%) Power BI
13 5 (1.05%) Blockchain
13 5 (1.05%) QlikView
13 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 171 (36.08%) Jenkins
2 120 (25.32%) Git (software)
3 46 (9.70%) GitLab
4 34 (7.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 29 (6.12%) JIRA
6 28 (5.91%) Subversion
7 26 (5.49%) Maven
8 23 (4.85%) Bitbucket
9 21 (4.43%) TeamCity
10 18 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (3.59%) Artifactory
11 17 (3.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (2.95%) CircleCI
13 14 (2.95%) Travis CI
14 13 (2.74%) SonarQube
15 12 (2.53%) Bitbucket Server
15 12 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (2.11%) JUnit
16 10 (2.11%) Spinnaker
General
1 89 (18.78%) Finance
2 46 (9.70%) Banking
3 37 (7.81%) Public Sector
4 31 (6.54%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.01%) Front Office
6 9 (1.90%) Marketing
7 6 (1.27%) Legal
7 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.05%) Retail
9 4 (0.84%) Billing
9 4 (0.84%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 213 (44.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (12.24%) AWS Engineer
3 50 (10.55%) AWS DevOps
4 43 (9.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 40 (8.44%) Architect
6 32 (6.75%) Linux Engineer
7 31 (6.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 31 (6.54%) Consultant
8 29 (6.12%) Developer
9 26 (5.49%) Azure Engineer
10 25 (5.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 21 (4.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 20 (4.22%) Azure DevOps
12 20 (4.22%) Network Engineer
12 20 (4.22%) Python Engineer
13 19 (4.01%) Automation Engineer
13 19 (4.01%) Lead DevOps
14 17 (3.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 17 (3.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 16 (3.38%) DevOps Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.23%) Kafka
2 37 (7.81%) Elastic Stack
3 31 (6.54%) Web Services
4 27 (5.70%) Node.js
5 21 (4.43%) Spring
6 19 (4.01%) .NET
7 15 (3.16%) 802.1X
8 13 (2.74%) RESTful
9 12 (2.53%) Spring Boot
9 12 (2.53%) XML
10 10 (2.11%) LDAP
11 8 (1.69%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.69%) Hibernate
11 8 (1.69%) HTML
11 8 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (1.69%) Regular Expression
11 8 (1.69%) REST
12 7 (1.48%) CSS
12 7 (1.48%) Middleware
12 7 (1.48%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 23 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 13 (2.74%) Replication
6 13 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.69%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.27%) Clustering
9 6 (1.27%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.05%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.84%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 252 (53.16%) Linux
2 95 (20.04%) Windows
3 67 (14.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 67 (14.14%) Ubuntu
4 47 (9.92%) Windows Server
5 44 (9.28%) Unix
6 26 (5.49%) CentOS
7 9 (1.90%) Solaris
8 5 (1.05%) CoreOS
8 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.84%) Android
9 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.63%) VMS
11 2 (0.42%) Debian
11 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.42%) SUSE
11 2 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) Fedora
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (73.21%) DevOps
2 160 (33.76%) Configuration Management
3 116 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (18.35%) Infrastructure as Code
5 81 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (13.92%) Migration
7 57 (12.03%) Microservices
8 44 (9.28%) Open Source
9 36 (7.59%) Test Automation
10 32 (6.75%) Infrastructure Automation
10 32 (6.75%) Scrum
11 30 (6.33%) ITIL
12 26 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (5.27%) Deployment Automation
14 24 (5.06%) Change Management
14 24 (5.06%) SDLC
14 24 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (4.64%) High Availability
16 21 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 224 (47.26%) Python
2 137 (28.90%) Java
3 111 (23.42%) Bash Shell
4 79 (16.67%) Ruby
5 78 (16.46%) PowerShell
6 53 (11.18%) Go
7 51 (10.76%) Perl
8 41 (8.65%) SQL
9 37 (7.81%) JavaScript
10 30 (6.33%) C#
11 22 (4.64%) Shell Script
12 17 (3.59%) PHP
13 14 (2.95%) Groovy
14 9 (1.90%) Java 8
14 9 (1.90%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.27%) C++
15 6 (1.27%) Haskell
16 4 (0.84%) C
16 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 127 (26.79%) Security Cleared
2 111 (23.42%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.85%) AWS Certification
3 23 (4.85%) CCNA
3 23 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (4.22%) DV Cleared
5 15 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.95%) CCNP
7 12 (2.53%) Degree
7 12 (2.53%) MCSA
8 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.84%) RHCE
9 3 (0.63%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.63%) GIAC
10 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.42%) GCUX
10 2 (0.42%) OCP
10 2 (0.42%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.42%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.74%) QA
2 9 (1.90%) SLA
3 4 (0.84%) HIPAA
3 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 200 (42.19%) Docker
2 52 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.54%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (4.22%) Hyper-V
5 18 (3.80%) Active Directory
6 13 (2.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (2.32%) KVM
8 9 (1.90%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.90%) vSphere
9 8 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.05%) NFS
11 4 (0.84%) HDFS
11 4 (0.84%) iptables
11 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.84%) Squid
11 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.84%) Xen
12 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 319 (67.30%) Ansible
2 257 (54.22%) Opscode Chef
3 204 (43.04%) Terraform
4 147 (31.01%) Kubernetes
5 37 (7.81%) Nagios
6 30 (6.33%) Consul
7 28 (5.91%) Salt
8 23 (4.85%) ZABBIX
9 19 (4.01%) Cacti
9 19 (4.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 19 (4.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 15 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
10 15 (3.16%) NetMRI
10 15 (3.16%) Packer
10 15 (3.16%) Statseeker
11 13 (2.74%) CFEngine
11 13 (2.74%) Kibana
12 12 (2.53%) Prometheus
13 11 (2.32%) SCCM
14 10 (2.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 55 (11.60%) VMware
2 47 (9.92%) Microsoft
3 45 (9.49%) Red Hat
4 43 (9.07%) Splunk
5 36 (7.59%) Google
6 32 (6.75%) Cisco
7 30 (6.33%) Oracle
8 24 (5.06%) Juniper
9 21 (4.43%) F5
9 21 (4.43%) SaltStack
10 16 (3.38%) NetScout
10 16 (3.38%) Solarflare
11 15 (3.16%) Hortonworks
12 13 (2.74%) Atlassian
13 12 (2.53%) Citrix
14 10 (2.11%) IBM
14 10 (2.11%) TOWER Software
15 7 (1.48%) HP
15 7 (1.48%) Sybase
15 7 (1.48%) TIBCO