Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 159 91
Rank change year-on-year -51 -68 -9
Contract jobs citing Puppet 241 465 1,261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.20% 1.66% 2.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.02% 10.92% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 351 968
Median daily rate £523 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.13% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £419 £425 £425
90th Percentile £663 £713 £713
England median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +6.67% +7.14%

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 3,433 4,260 7,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.07% 15.18% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,544 3,156 5,262
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £375 £319 £363
90th Percentile £700 £700 £681
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 40 77
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.10 £20.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.80% -7.48% -17.15%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.42 £13.19
90th Percentile £68.00 £26.75 £45.38
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.43% - +2.13%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 +22 23 £550 -5.98% 48
West London +42 7 £820 +72.63% 7
East London +32 7 £465 -19.13% 6
South London +15 7 £625 +26.58% 4
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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.

1 165 (68.46%) Ansible
2 149 (61.83%) DevOps
3 131 (54.36%) Python
4 128 (53.11%) Opscode Chef
5 127 (52.70%) Linux
6 115 (47.72%) AWS
7 105 (43.57%) Docker
8 103 (42.74%) Jenkins
9 93 (38.59%) Configuration Management
10 87 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
11 84 (34.85%) Kubernetes
12 82 (34.02%) Terraform
13 67 (27.80%) Azure
14 62 (25.73%) Java
15 56 (23.24%) Git (software)
16 53 (21.99%) Windows
17 48 (19.92%) Bash Shell
18 46 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 44 (18.26%) Security Cleared
21 42 (17.43%) SC Cleared
21 42 (17.43%) AWS CloudFormation
22 41 (17.01%) Unix
23 40 (16.60%) PowerShell
24 39 (16.18%) Splunk
24 39 (16.18%) Finance
24 39 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
25 37 (15.35%) JavaScript
26 36 (14.94%) VMware
27 34 (14.11%) 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 24 (9.96%) Confluence
2 19 (7.88%) Tomcat
3 15 (6.22%) nginx
4 11 (4.56%) IIS
5 10 (4.15%) Apache
5 10 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.32%) Apache Spark
6 8 (3.32%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.49%) JBoss
8 4 (1.66%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.24%) Jetty
9 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.83%) CMS
10 2 (0.83%) Mongrel
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 115 (47.72%) AWS
2 67 (27.80%) Azure
3 42 (17.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 34 (14.11%) GCP
5 31 (12.86%) GitHub
6 28 (11.62%) Serverless
7 27 (11.20%) Amazon S3
8 25 (10.37%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (8.30%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (7.88%) IaaS
11 17 (7.05%) Amazon ELB
12 16 (6.64%) Amazon ECS
12 16 (6.64%) AWS CodePipeline
13 13 (5.39%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (5.39%) PaaS
14 11 (4.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (4.56%) Amazon Cognito
15 9 (3.73%) CloudFront
15 9 (3.73%) OpenShift
16 8 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.20%) Firewall
2 13 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.98%) DNS
4 11 (4.56%) Multicast
4 11 (4.56%) SAN
5 10 (4.15%) NAS
6 9 (3.73%) HTTP
7 7 (2.90%) LAN
7 7 (2.90%) tcpdump
7 7 (2.90%) WAN
8 6 (2.49%) BIG-IP
8 6 (2.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (2.49%) DHCP
8 6 (2.49%) SSL
8 6 (2.49%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.07%) FTP
9 5 (2.07%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.07%) Network Security
9 5 (2.07%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.88%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (7.47%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (7.47%) NoSQL
3 17 (7.05%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.05%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.15%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.32%) MySQL
6 7 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.49%) Amazon Athena
7 6 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.49%) Looker
7 6 (2.49%) PowerCenter
7 6 (2.49%) Tableau
8 5 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (2.07%) Big Data
8 5 (2.07%) Redis
8 5 (2.07%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.66%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 103 (42.74%) Jenkins
2 56 (23.24%) Git (software)
3 33 (13.69%) JIRA
4 32 (13.28%) GitLab
5 21 (8.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (7.47%) SonarQube
7 15 (6.22%) TeamCity
8 14 (5.81%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (5.39%) Bitbucket
10 12 (4.98%) Selenium
10 12 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (4.56%) Artifactory
12 10 (4.15%) GoCD
13 8 (3.32%) Maven
14 7 (2.90%) JMeter
15 6 (2.49%) IntelliJ
15 6 (2.49%) JUnit
15 6 (2.49%) Postman
16 5 (2.07%) Subversion
17 4 (1.66%) Gradle
General
1 39 (16.18%) Finance
2 27 (11.20%) Banking
3 14 (5.81%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.07%) Marketing
6 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.24%) Law
7 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.24%) Retail
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (29.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (9.13%) AWS Engineer
3 19 (7.88%) Consultant
4 17 (7.05%) AWS DevOps
4 17 (7.05%) Developer
5 15 (6.22%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (5.39%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (4.98%) Architect
8 11 (4.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.56%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (4.56%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (4.56%) Senior DevOps
8 11 (4.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.15%) Data Engineer
9 10 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Azure DevOps
10 9 (3.73%) DevOps Consultant
10 9 (3.73%) Splunk Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.54%) Elastic Stack
1 23 (9.54%) Node.js
2 19 (7.88%) Web Services
3 18 (7.47%) React
4 17 (7.05%) Kafka
5 15 (6.22%) REST
6 13 (5.39%) .NET
7 9 (3.73%) RESTful
8 7 (2.90%) HTML
8 7 (2.90%) Middleware
9 6 (2.49%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.49%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (2.49%) J2EE
9 6 (2.49%) JSON
9 6 (2.49%) OAuth
9 6 (2.49%) Spring
9 6 (2.49%) YAML
10 5 (2.07%) jQuery
10 5 (2.07%) OAuth2
10 5 (2.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.37%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.81%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (4.98%) Cloud Native
3 12 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.90%) Clustering
6 6 (2.49%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.49%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.49%) User Experience
7 5 (2.07%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.24%) CMDB
9 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.24%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.24%) PlayStation
9 3 (1.24%) Replication
9 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 127 (52.70%) Linux
2 53 (21.99%) Windows
3 45 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (17.01%) Unix
5 19 (7.88%) Windows Server
6 18 (7.47%) CentOS
7 9 (3.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (3.32%) AIX
8 8 (3.32%) Solaris
8 8 (3.32%) Ubuntu
8 8 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.07%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.66%) VMS
10 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.41%) Debian
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (61.83%) DevOps
2 93 (38.59%) Configuration Management
3 87 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
6 27 (11.20%) Microservices
7 26 (10.79%) Open Source
8 23 (9.54%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (9.13%) Test Automation
10 20 (8.30%) Infrastructure Automation
10 20 (8.30%) Scrum
10 20 (8.30%) Use Case
11 17 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (7.05%) Software Engineering
12 16 (6.64%) Migration
12 16 (6.64%) Task Automation
13 15 (6.22%) Deployment Automation
13 15 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (5.81%) Requirements Gathering
14 14 (5.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 131 (54.36%) Python
2 62 (25.73%) Java
3 48 (19.92%) Bash Shell
4 40 (16.60%) PowerShell
5 37 (15.35%) JavaScript
6 31 (12.86%) Ruby
7 27 (11.20%) Go
8 24 (9.96%) Perl
9 19 (7.88%) SQL
10 13 (5.39%) C#
11 8 (3.32%) Groovy
11 8 (3.32%) Scala
12 7 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.49%) C++
14 4 (1.66%) PHP
14 4 (1.66%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.24%) Kotlin
15 3 (1.24%) R
16 2 (0.83%) Haskell
16 2 (0.83%) Korn
Qualifications
1 44 (18.26%) Security Cleared
2 42 (17.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.15%) Degree
4 5 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.07%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.24%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.24%) CCNA
5 3 (1.24%) CCNP
6 2 (0.83%) CCIE
6 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.83%) VCAP
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.41%) MCSE
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.73%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.49%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (43.57%) Docker
2 26 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.64%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.98%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (4.56%) vSphere
6 9 (3.73%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.32%) KVM
7 8 (3.32%) VMware NSX
8 7 (2.90%) Xen
9 5 (2.07%) NFS
9 5 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.66%) Gluster
10 4 (1.66%) SRDF
10 4 (1.66%) vCloud
11 3 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (1.24%) GlusterFS
11 3 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.41%) Samba
12 1 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 165 (68.46%) Ansible
2 128 (53.11%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (34.85%) Kubernetes
4 82 (34.02%) Terraform
5 28 (11.62%) Salt
6 19 (7.88%) Grafana
6 19 (7.88%) Prometheus
7 14 (5.81%) Packer
8 11 (4.56%) Rundeck
9 9 (3.73%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (2.90%) Kibana
11 6 (2.49%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (2.49%) vRealize
12 5 (2.07%) Rancher
13 4 (1.66%) SCCM
13 4 (1.66%) ZABBIX
14 3 (1.24%) Consul
14 3 (1.24%) HAProxy
14 3 (1.24%) Nagios
14 3 (1.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (16.18%) Splunk
2 36 (14.94%) VMware
3 25 (10.37%) Red Hat
4 24 (9.96%) Microsoft
5 20 (8.30%) Atlassian
6 19 (7.88%) Google
6 19 (7.88%) Oracle
7 18 (7.47%) SaltStack
8 10 (4.15%) Cisco
9 9 (3.73%) MuleSoft
9 9 (3.73%) Veritas
9 9 (3.73%) Zscaler
10 7 (2.90%) Citrix
10 7 (2.90%) EMC
10 7 (2.90%) F5
10 7 (2.90%) Informatica
11 6 (2.49%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.49%) Sybase
11 6 (2.49%) Symantec
12 5 (2.07%) Dynatrace