Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 May 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 112 148
Rank change year-on-year +6 +36 +15
Contract jobs citing Puppet 374 312 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.24% 2.04% 1.64%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.35% 18.69% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 210 235
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +10.39%
10th Percentile £369 £338 £325
90th Percentile £590 £575 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £61.25 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +5.26%

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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,287 1,669 2,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.68% 10.91% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,323 976 1,232
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £260
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 64 80
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -50.00% +89.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £56.05 £56.95 £57.63
England median hourly rate £17.52 £22.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year -20.36% +3.14% +6.65%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the South East

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the South East

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the South East over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the South East

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Puppet in the South East

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the South East over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Puppet in the South East

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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
Thames Valley +27 173 £536 +12.89% 47
Berkshire +25 104 £450 -5.26% 34
Hampshire -14 87 £475 +2.70% 14
Oxfordshire +6 58 £560 +17.89% 13
Surrey -15 56 £480 +6.67% 16
West Sussex -24 24 £520 +6.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 11 £550 -29.10%
East Sussex +12 10 £500 +14.29% 3
Kent +20 9 £550 - 3
Sussex +2 6 £508 +9.73%
Middlesex -7 1 £412 +96.19%
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 257 (68.72%) DevOps
2 235 (62.83%) Linux
3 182 (48.66%) Opscode Chef
4 179 (47.86%) Ansible
5 171 (45.72%) Jenkins
6 136 (36.36%) Configuration Management
7 122 (32.62%) Git (software)
8 120 (32.09%) Amazon AWS
8 120 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
9 116 (31.02%) Windows
9 116 (31.02%) Docker
10 112 (29.95%) Python
11 96 (25.67%) Continuous Integration
12 92 (24.60%) Java
13 82 (21.93%) Terraform
14 71 (18.98%) Oracle
15 70 (18.72%) SQL
16 68 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
17 66 (17.65%) Node.js
18 64 (17.11%) JavaScript
19 63 (16.84%) Unix
19 63 (16.84%) Red Hat
20 61 (16.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 60 (16.04%) PowerShell
22 59 (15.78%) REST
22 59 (15.78%) VMware
23 58 (15.51%) Bash Shell
24 56 (14.97%) Ruby
25 50 (13.37%) PaaS
25 50 (13.37%) Security Cleared

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 40 (10.70%) Apache
2 27 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (7.22%) Tomcat
3 25 (6.68%) WebLogic
4 22 (5.88%) Apache Spark
4 22 (5.88%) Confluence
5 21 (5.61%) JBoss
5 21 (5.61%) nginx
6 15 (4.01%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (3.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (3.21%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.34%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.34%) Jetty
10 3 (0.80%) Mule
10 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.53%) IIS
11 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.67%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 120 (32.09%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (13.37%) PaaS
4 48 (12.83%) IaaS
5 45 (12.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 40 (10.70%) GitHub
7 31 (8.29%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (7.49%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (7.22%) Serverless
10 24 (6.42%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (4.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (3.48%) npm
14 9 (2.41%) Amazon S3
14 9 (2.41%) SaaS
15 8 (2.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 8 (2.14%) Google Analytics
15 8 (2.14%) NuGet
16 5 (1.34%) Datadog
16 5 (1.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.56%) TCP/IP
2 25 (6.68%) HTTP
3 20 (5.35%) DNS
4 18 (4.81%) SSL
5 9 (2.41%) Firewall
6 7 (1.87%) SNMP
7 6 (1.60%) DOCSIS
8 4 (1.07%) FTP
8 4 (1.07%) SSH
8 4 (1.07%) WAN
9 3 (0.80%) DHCP
9 3 (0.80%) NAS
9 3 (0.80%) SAN
10 2 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.53%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.53%) SMS
11 1 (0.27%) Broadband
11 1 (0.27%) Internet
11 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.63%) MongoDB
2 30 (8.02%) Big Data
3 27 (7.22%) NoSQL
4 23 (6.15%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.74%) MySQL
5 14 (3.74%) SQL Server
6 12 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (2.41%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.41%) HBase
8 9 (2.41%) Impala
8 9 (2.41%) Neo4j
9 8 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.14%) Cosmos DB
9 8 (2.14%) Data Lake
9 8 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.14%) Geospatial Data
9 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 171 (45.72%) Jenkins
2 122 (32.62%) Git (software)
3 39 (10.43%) JIRA
4 36 (9.63%) Ant
5 35 (9.36%) JUnit
5 35 (9.36%) Selenium
6 30 (8.02%) Cucumber
7 24 (6.42%) Artifactory
8 23 (6.15%) Maven
9 21 (5.61%) TeamCity
10 18 (4.81%) Vagrant
11 17 (4.55%) Gradle
11 17 (4.55%) IntelliJ
11 17 (4.55%) Mockito
11 17 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (4.28%) gulp
12 16 (4.28%) MSBuild
12 16 (4.28%) Visual Studio
13 15 (4.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (3.74%) Bitbucket
General
1 22 (5.88%) Finance
2 19 (5.08%) Publishing
3 12 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.14%) Banking
5 5 (1.34%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 154 (41.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 75 (20.05%) Developer
3 55 (14.71%) AWS Engineer
4 52 (13.90%) AWS DevOps
5 49 (13.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 40 (10.70%) Linux Engineer
7 32 (8.56%) Automation Engineer
7 32 (8.56%) Java Developer
8 22 (5.88%) Scala Developer
9 19 (5.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 19 (5.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 18 (4.81%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (4.81%) Consultant
11 17 (4.55%) Architect
12 16 (4.28%) Azure DevOps
12 16 (4.28%) Azure Engineer
13 14 (3.74%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 12 (3.21%) Development Engineer
14 12 (3.21%) Senior DevOps
14 12 (3.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.65%) Node.js
2 59 (15.78%) REST
3 39 (10.43%) Web Services
4 38 (10.16%) SOAP
5 37 (9.89%) AngularJS
5 37 (9.89%) Spring
6 27 (7.22%) J2EE
7 26 (6.95%) jQuery
7 26 (6.95%) XML
8 25 (6.68%) Play Framework
9 24 (6.42%) JSON
10 20 (5.35%) .NET
10 20 (5.35%) Hibernate
11 19 (5.08%) CSS
11 19 (5.08%) React
12 18 (4.81%) HTML
13 16 (4.28%) EJB
13 16 (4.28%) Elastic Stack
13 16 (4.28%) Kafka
14 15 (4.01%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.75%) Linux Command Line
2 28 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.60%) CMDB
8 5 (1.34%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.07%) Clustering
9 4 (1.07%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.07%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) e-Health
10 3 (0.80%) PKI
11 2 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.53%) User Experience
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 235 (62.83%) Linux
2 116 (31.02%) Windows
3 63 (16.84%) Unix
4 61 (16.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (8.29%) CentOS
6 24 (6.42%) Ubuntu
7 12 (3.21%) SUSE
8 11 (2.94%) Debian
9 10 (2.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.87%) Solaris
11 3 (0.80%) Android
11 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.80%) DC/OS
11 3 (0.80%) HPUX
11 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.53%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.27%) AIX
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (68.72%) DevOps
2 136 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 120 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (25.67%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (12.30%) Test Automation
6 45 (12.03%) Deployment Automation
6 45 (12.03%) ITIL
7 44 (11.76%) Scrum
8 43 (11.50%) Open Source
9 40 (10.70%) Service Management
10 37 (9.89%) Collaborative Working
11 32 (8.56%) Microservices
11 32 (8.56%) Task Automation
12 29 (7.75%) Continuous Delivery
13 28 (7.49%) Unit Testing
14 26 (6.95%) User Stories
15 23 (6.15%) Migration
15 23 (6.15%) Runbook
15 23 (6.15%) SDLC
16 22 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 112 (29.95%) Python
2 92 (24.60%) Java
3 70 (18.72%) SQL
4 64 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 60 (16.04%) PowerShell
6 58 (15.51%) Bash Shell
7 56 (14.97%) Ruby
8 50 (13.37%) Perl
9 23 (6.15%) Scala
10 18 (4.81%) C#
11 14 (3.74%) PHP
12 13 (3.48%) Groovy
13 11 (2.94%) Haskell
14 10 (2.67%) XPath
15 8 (2.14%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.07%) Java 8
17 3 (0.80%) VBA
18 2 (0.53%) Apex Code
18 2 (0.53%) C
19 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.94%) Degree
4 7 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.34%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.27%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.27%) LPIC
8 1 (0.27%) MCP
8 1 (0.27%) OCA
8 1 (0.27%) OCP
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.27%) RHCA
8 1 (0.27%) RHCE
8 1 (0.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.60%) PCI DSS
1 6 (1.60%) QA
2 4 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (31.02%) Docker
2 25 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.81%) Virtual Servers
4 12 (3.21%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.60%) Apache Flume
8 6 (1.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (1.60%) HDFS
9 5 (1.34%) NFS
10 3 (0.80%) oVirt
10 3 (0.80%) RHEV
10 3 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.53%) Corosync
11 2 (0.53%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 182 (48.66%) Opscode Chef
2 179 (47.86%) Ansible
3 82 (21.93%) Terraform
4 39 (10.43%) Salt
5 37 (9.89%) Kubernetes
6 24 (6.42%) Kibana
6 24 (6.42%) Packer
7 12 (3.21%) Automic
7 12 (3.21%) Grafana
8 10 (2.67%) logstash
9 7 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (1.87%) SCCM
9 7 (1.87%) SELinux
10 6 (1.60%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.34%) WSUS
12 4 (1.07%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.07%) vRealize
13 3 (0.80%) Capistrano
13 3 (0.80%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.80%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 71 (18.98%) Oracle
2 63 (16.84%) Red Hat
3 59 (15.78%) VMware
4 41 (10.96%) Microsoft
5 22 (5.88%) CA
5 22 (5.88%) Google
6 16 (4.28%) SAP
7 12 (3.21%) webMethods
8 11 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.67%) NetApp
10 8 (2.14%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.87%) New Relic
11 7 (1.87%) Symantec
12 6 (1.60%) IBM
13 5 (1.34%) Adobe
13 5 (1.34%) Citrix
13 5 (1.34%) Databricks
13 5 (1.34%) PagerDuty
14 4 (1.07%) Hortonworks
14 4 (1.07%) SaltStack