Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 106 81
Rank change year-on-year -73 -25 -19
Contract jobs citing Puppet 271 998 1,443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.45% 2.51% 3.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.02% 15.58% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 741 1,120
Median daily rate £540 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.09% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £450 £425
90th Percentile £675 £725 £675
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £36.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.57% -12.50%
England median hourly rate £52.75 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +45.52% -3.33% -6.25%

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 3,005 6,405 6,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.10% 16.12% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 4,540 4,537
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £493
% change year-on-year - +1.52% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £12.42 £15.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £47.25 £51.12 £64.13
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.82% +2.63% -9.52%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +18 50 £568 +3.18% 14
South London +5 16 £463 -22.92% 5
West London +31 7 £475 -8.43% 5
East London +13 7 £569 -12.50%
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 196 (72.32%) DevOps
2 189 (69.74%) Ansible
3 158 (58.30%) Opscode Chef
4 142 (52.40%) AWS
5 121 (44.65%) Linux
6 117 (43.17%) Terraform
7 115 (42.44%) Jenkins
7 115 (42.44%) Docker
8 114 (42.07%) Python
9 99 (36.53%) Kubernetes
10 89 (32.84%) Java
11 85 (31.37%) Configuration Management
12 72 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
13 66 (24.35%) Azure
14 63 (23.25%) Git (software)
15 55 (20.30%) Infrastructure as Code
16 53 (19.56%) Splunk
17 52 (19.19%) Bash Shell
18 50 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
19 47 (17.34%) Finance
20 46 (16.97%) PowerShell
21 42 (15.50%) AWS CloudFormation
22 39 (14.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 39 (14.39%) Security Cleared
22 39 (14.39%) Ruby
23 37 (13.65%) Unix
24 36 (13.28%) Windows
24 36 (13.28%) DNS
25 35 (12.92%) SC Cleared
26 33 (12.18%) GCP

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 17 (6.27%) Apache
1 17 (6.27%) Confluence
2 15 (5.54%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.06%) Apache Solr
4 7 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.21%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.85%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.11%) nginx
8 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.37%) CMS
9 1 (0.37%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.37%) Luigi
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.37%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 142 (52.40%) AWS
2 66 (24.35%) Azure
3 42 (15.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 33 (12.18%) GCP
5 27 (9.96%) Serverless
6 24 (8.86%) OpenShift
7 23 (8.49%) GitHub
8 21 (7.75%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (7.38%) Amazon S3
9 20 (7.38%) IaaS
10 17 (6.27%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (5.90%) SaaS
12 9 (3.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (3.32%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (3.32%) Route 53
13 8 (2.95%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (2.58%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (2.58%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (2.58%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.28%) DNS
2 25 (9.23%) HTTP
3 19 (7.01%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.27%) SSL
5 12 (4.43%) VPN
6 11 (4.06%) Firewall
7 9 (3.32%) Junos
7 9 (3.32%) SAN
8 7 (2.58%) BGP
8 7 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (2.58%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (2.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (2.58%) DWDM
8 7 (2.58%) EIGRP
8 7 (2.58%) Ethernet
8 7 (2.58%) LAN
8 7 (2.58%) MPLS
8 7 (2.58%) Multicast
8 7 (2.58%) OSPF
8 7 (2.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.01%) Big Data
3 17 (6.27%) Hadoop
4 15 (5.54%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (3.69%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.69%) MySQL
6 10 (3.69%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.58%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.11%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.11%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.11%) Bigtable
11 3 (1.11%) HBase
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 115 (42.44%) Jenkins
2 63 (23.25%) Git (software)
3 31 (11.44%) GitLab
4 26 (9.59%) JIRA
5 16 (5.90%) TeamCity
6 15 (5.54%) Bitbucket
6 15 (5.54%) Subversion
7 13 (4.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (3.69%) Artifactory
8 10 (3.69%) Maven
9 8 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.58%) CircleCI
11 6 (2.21%) Ant
11 6 (2.21%) Bitbucket Server
11 6 (2.21%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.85%) JUnit
13 4 (1.48%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (1.11%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (17.34%) Finance
2 21 (7.75%) Banking
3 10 (3.69%) Front Office
4 9 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.21%) Retail
6 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.85%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.11%) Billing
7 3 (1.11%) Legal
7 3 (1.11%) Publishing
8 2 (0.74%) Law
8 2 (0.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (40.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (15.87%) AWS Engineer
3 27 (9.96%) AWS DevOps
4 24 (8.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 22 (8.12%) Architect
5 22 (8.12%) Consultant
6 21 (7.75%) Cloud Engineer
6 21 (7.75%) Python Engineer
7 18 (6.64%) Linux Engineer
7 18 (6.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 17 (6.27%) Site Engineer
9 16 (5.90%) Senior DevOps
10 15 (5.54%) Developer
11 12 (4.43%) Web Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Splunk Consultant
13 9 (3.32%) AWS Architect
13 9 (3.32%) Lead DevOps
14 8 (2.95%) Network Engineer
14 8 (2.95%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.44%) Web Services
2 12 (4.43%) Kafka
2 12 (4.43%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (4.06%) RESTful
3 11 (4.06%) XML
4 10 (3.69%) .NET
4 10 (3.69%) LDAP
5 9 (3.32%) Spring
6 8 (2.95%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (2.95%) Node.js
6 8 (2.95%) Regular Expression
7 7 (2.58%) 802.1X
8 6 (2.21%) Middleware
9 5 (1.85%) Spring Boot
10 4 (1.48%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.48%) Lambda Expressions
11 3 (1.11%) SAML
12 2 (0.74%) CSS
12 2 (0.74%) HTML
12 2 (0.74%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (6.64%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.17%) Clustering
4 12 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.32%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.58%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.11%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.11%) FMCG
10 3 (1.11%) PKI
10 3 (1.11%) Replication
10 3 (1.11%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.74%) Blog
11 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) NHS
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (44.65%) Linux
2 39 (14.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (13.65%) Unix
4 36 (13.28%) Windows
5 24 (8.86%) Windows Server
6 20 (7.38%) CentOS
7 14 (5.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (3.32%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.58%) Solaris
10 3 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.74%) SUSE
12 1 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.37%) Android
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Fedora
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (72.32%) DevOps
2 85 (31.37%) Configuration Management
3 72 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (20.30%) Infrastructure as Code
5 50 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (11.81%) Deployment Automation
7 31 (11.44%) ITIL
7 31 (11.44%) Migration
8 30 (11.07%) Open Source
9 28 (10.33%) Infrastructure Automation
9 28 (10.33%) Test Automation
10 26 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (9.23%) Microservices
12 23 (8.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 21 (7.75%) High Availability
14 18 (6.64%) Software Engineering
15 17 (6.27%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (5.90%) Asset Management
16 16 (5.90%) Change Management
16 16 (5.90%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 114 (42.07%) Python
2 89 (32.84%) Java
3 52 (19.19%) Bash Shell
4 46 (16.97%) PowerShell
5 39 (14.39%) Ruby
6 32 (11.81%) Perl
6 32 (11.81%) SQL
7 24 (8.86%) JavaScript
7 24 (8.86%) Shell Script
8 18 (6.64%) Go
9 16 (5.90%) C#
10 13 (4.80%) PHP
11 10 (3.69%) C
12 6 (2.21%) Haskell
13 5 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.48%) AWK
14 4 (1.48%) Java 8
14 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.11%) Scala
15 3 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.92%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.54%) CCNA
5 8 (2.95%) CCNP
5 8 (2.95%) Degree
6 6 (2.21%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.11%) CCA
8 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.11%) OCP
8 3 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.74%) CISSP
9 2 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.74%) MCSA
9 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.37%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (5.17%) SLA
2 13 (4.80%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (4.80%) GDPR
2 13 (4.80%) HIPAA
3 12 (4.43%) QA
4 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) MiFID
5 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 115 (42.44%) Docker
2 27 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.90%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.32%) VMware NSX
5 8 (2.95%) vSphere
6 7 (2.58%) KVM
7 6 (2.21%) Squid
8 5 (1.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (1.85%) HDFS
8 5 (1.85%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.48%) iptables
9 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.11%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.74%) XenApp
11 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 189 (69.74%) Ansible
2 158 (58.30%) Opscode Chef
3 117 (43.17%) Terraform
4 99 (36.53%) Kubernetes
5 30 (11.07%) Nagios
6 18 (6.64%) Salt
7 13 (4.80%) Cacti
8 11 (4.06%) CFEngine
8 11 (4.06%) Packer
8 11 (4.06%) SCCM
9 9 (3.32%) HP SiteScope
10 8 (2.95%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 8 (2.95%) ZABBIX
11 7 (2.58%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (2.58%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (2.58%) NetMRI
11 7 (2.58%) Statseeker
12 6 (2.21%) Opsview
12 6 (2.21%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 53 (19.56%) Splunk
2 29 (10.70%) VMware
3 25 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 25 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 21 (7.75%) Google
5 15 (5.54%) SaltStack
6 14 (5.17%) Hortonworks
7 12 (4.43%) Oracle
8 11 (4.06%) Cisco
9 10 (3.69%) Cloudera
10 9 (3.32%) Juniper
11 8 (2.95%) Sybase
12 7 (2.58%) IBM
12 7 (2.58%) NetScout
12 7 (2.58%) Solarflare
13 6 (2.21%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.21%) LogicMonitor
13 6 (2.21%) TOWER Software
14 5 (1.85%) NetApp
14 5 (1.85%) Veritas