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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
England / South East
Rank 115 110 146
Rank change year-on-year -5 +36  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 148 167 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.90% 1.81% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.97% 16.67% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 134 83
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Puppet is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 780 1002 1065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.01% 10.87% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 605 554
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 32
Median hourly rate £16.50 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.33% +109.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.15 £13.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £59.33 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Puppet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Puppet in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +18 41 £450 +25.00% 8
Surrey -14 30 £425 -5.55% 10
Berkshire +3 29 £450 - 9
West Sussex +16 17 £488 -20.40% 3
Oxfordshire -2 15 £375 +7.14% 9
Middlesex +6 6 £210 -50.58%
Kent +9 4 £475 -4.95% 1
East Sussex +5 1 - - 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 229 (75.83%) Linux
2 162 (53.64%) Opscode Chef
3 136 (45.03%) DevOps
4 107 (35.43%) Red Hat
5 103 (34.11%) Jenkins
6 97 (32.12%) Ansible
7 95 (31.46%) Python
8 86 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
9 85 (28.15%) VMware
10 84 (27.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 73 (24.17%) Docker
12 72 (23.84%) Windows
13 71 (23.51%) Configuration Management
14 70 (23.18%) Java
15 67 (22.19%) Amazon AWS
16 62 (20.53%) Git (software)
17 60 (19.87%) Security Cleared
18 59 (19.54%) SQL
19 57 (18.87%) Ruby
20 54 (17.88%) SC Cleared
21 51 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
22 50 (16.56%) CentOS
23 49 (16.23%) PowerShell
23 49 (16.23%) Unix
24 47 (15.56%) Perl
25 46 (15.23%) Apache
25 46 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
25 46 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
26 45 (14.90%) MongoDB
27 40 (13.25%) ITIL

Puppet
Top Related 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 46 (15.23%) Apache
2 30 (9.93%) JBoss
3 25 (8.28%) Tomcat
4 24 (7.95%) nginx
5 22 (7.28%) OpenStack
6 18 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (5.63%) WebSphere
8 16 (5.30%) Confluence
9 14 (4.64%) WebLogic
10 13 (4.30%) IIS
11 11 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (3.31%) Drupal
13 9 (2.98%) CMS
13 9 (2.98%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (2.65%) WordPress
15 6 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.99%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
17 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
17 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.66%) MS Office
2 4 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.32%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.19%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (10.26%) GitHub
4 29 (9.60%) IaaS
5 23 (7.62%) PaaS
6 15 (4.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.98%) AWS CloudTrail
8 9 (2.98%) SaaS
9 8 (2.65%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.66%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (1.66%) SoftLayer
11 4 (1.32%) Google Analytics
11 4 (1.32%) Office 365
12 3 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.59%) Firewall
2 29 (9.60%) DNS
3 16 (5.30%) VPN
4 12 (3.97%) SMTP
4 12 (3.97%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.64%) LDAP
5 11 (3.64%) SSL
6 10 (3.31%) Internet
7 7 (2.32%) DHCP
7 7 (2.32%) HTTP
7 7 (2.32%) MPLS
7 7 (2.32%) VSAN
8 6 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.99%) VLAN
9 5 (1.66%) FTP
9 5 (1.66%) Network Security
10 4 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.32%) IPv4
10 4 (1.32%) LAN
10 4 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.90%) MongoDB
2 33 (10.93%) NoSQL
3 30 (9.93%) MySQL
4 27 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (6.29%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.64%) Hadoop
7 14 (4.64%) Redis
8 12 (3.97%) CouchDB
9 9 (2.98%) Big Data
10 7 (2.32%) DB2
10 7 (2.32%) IBM BigInsights
10 7 (2.32%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.32%) InfluxDB
12 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 103 (34.11%) Jenkins
2 62 (20.53%) Git (software)
3 27 (8.94%) Subversion
4 25 (8.28%) JIRA
5 24 (7.95%) IntelliJ
6 17 (5.63%) Vagrant
7 16 (5.30%) Ant
8 15 (4.97%) Hudson
8 15 (4.97%) JUnit
9 13 (4.30%) Maven
10 11 (3.64%) Mercurial
11 10 (3.31%) Selenium
12 9 (2.98%) Bitbucket
13 8 (2.65%) Mockito
14 7 (2.32%) Cucumber
14 7 (2.32%) Eclipse
14 7 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.99%) MSBuild
15 6 (1.99%) Visual Studio
16 5 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (4.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (3.64%) Finance
3 5 (1.66%) Legal
3 5 (1.66%) Retail
4 3 (0.99%) Banking
4 3 (0.99%) Electronics
4 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.99%) Marketing
4 3 (0.99%) Publishing
5 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 64 (21.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (15.56%) Developer
3 44 (14.57%) Administrator
4 41 (13.58%) Linux Engineer
5 39 (12.91%) Linux Administrator
5 39 (12.91%) Systems Administrator
6 37 (12.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 30 (9.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 24 (7.95%) Scala Developer
9 22 (7.28%) Architect
10 19 (6.29%) Java Developer
11 17 (5.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 16 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
12 16 (5.30%) Programmer
13 15 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
14 14 (4.64%) DevOps Administrator
14 14 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (4.30%) Automation Engineer
15 13 (4.30%) Linux DevOps Administrator
16 12 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.93%) XML
2 32 (10.60%) JSON
2 32 (10.60%) Play Framework
3 27 (8.94%) CSS
3 27 (8.94%) REST
4 25 (8.28%) AngularJS
5 24 (7.95%) Node.js
6 18 (5.96%) Web Services
7 16 (5.30%) Spring
8 15 (4.97%) LAMP
9 13 (4.30%) J2EE
9 13 (4.30%) jQuery
9 13 (4.30%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (4.30%) Memcached
10 12 (3.97%) J2SE
10 12 (3.97%) LAPP Stack
11 11 (3.64%) Laravel
11 11 (3.64%) Symfony
11 11 (3.64%) YAML
11 11 (3.64%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.64%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.97%) Smart Meter
4 11 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (3.64%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.98%) PKI
7 8 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.65%) FlexPod
8 7 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.32%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.99%) Replication
10 4 (1.32%) Clustering
10 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.66%) CMDB
12 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.33%) IBM XIV
13 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 229 (75.83%) Linux
2 84 (27.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 72 (23.84%) Windows
4 50 (16.56%) CentOS
5 49 (16.23%) Unix
6 21 (6.95%) Ubuntu
7 14 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.64%) Windows Server
10 9 (2.98%) Debian
11 8 (2.65%) AIX
12 6 (1.99%) Solaris
12 6 (1.99%) SUSE
13 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.33%) HPUX
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (45.03%) DevOps
2 86 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (23.51%) Configuration Management
4 51 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (13.25%) ITIL
6 30 (9.93%) Open Source
6 30 (9.93%) Service Management
7 28 (9.27%) Microservices
8 24 (7.95%) Scrum
9 22 (7.28%) MVC
10 20 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (5.30%) Capacity Management
12 15 (4.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (4.97%) Web Development
13 14 (4.64%) SOA
14 12 (3.97%) OO
15 11 (3.64%) Continuous Deployment
15 11 (3.64%) Refactoring
15 11 (3.64%) Release Management
15 11 (3.64%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (31.46%) Python
2 70 (23.18%) Java
3 59 (19.54%) SQL
4 57 (18.87%) Ruby
5 49 (16.23%) PowerShell
6 47 (15.56%) Perl
7 39 (12.91%) Bash Shell
8 25 (8.28%) Scala
9 20 (6.62%) JavaScript
10 15 (4.97%) PHP
11 14 (4.64%) C#
12 9 (2.98%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.65%) XPath
14 7 (2.32%) C
14 7 (2.32%) T-SQL
14 7 (2.32%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.66%) Groovy
16 4 (1.32%) Haskell
17 3 (0.99%) C++
18 2 (0.66%) Korn
Qualifications
1 60 (19.87%) Security Cleared
2 54 (17.88%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.30%) RHCSA
4 15 (4.97%) CISSP
5 14 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.97%) RHCE
7 10 (3.31%) CCNP
8 9 (2.98%) CCNA
9 8 (2.65%) MCSE
9 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (2.32%) AWS Certification
10 7 (2.32%) Degree
10 7 (2.32%) GCIH
10 7 (2.32%) GIAC
11 4 (1.32%) CCIE
11 4 (1.32%) CEH
11 4 (1.32%) RHCT
11 4 (1.32%) VCDX
12 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.64%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (24.17%) Docker
2 46 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.95%) Active Directory
4 23 (7.62%) vCloud
5 12 (3.97%) vSphere
6 9 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.99%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.66%) Xen
9 4 (1.32%) NFS
10 3 (0.99%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.99%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.66%) Corosync
11 2 (0.66%) KVM
11 2 (0.66%) UAG
11 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.66%) XenServer
12 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 162 (53.64%) Opscode Chef
2 97 (32.12%) Ansible
3 19 (6.29%) Terraform
3 19 (6.29%) vRealize
4 14 (4.64%) Nagios
5 13 (4.30%) Cobbler
5 13 (4.30%) ZABBIX
6 12 (3.97%) SCCM
7 9 (2.98%) Kibana
7 9 (2.98%) logstash
7 9 (2.98%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (2.32%) Salt
9 6 (1.99%) Rsyslog
10 5 (1.66%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.66%) SCOM
11 4 (1.32%) Fluentd
11 4 (1.32%) Graphite
11 4 (1.32%) Pingdom
11 4 (1.32%) StatsD
11 4 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (35.43%) Red Hat
2 85 (28.15%) VMware
3 30 (9.93%) Oracle
4 25 (8.28%) Cisco
5 15 (4.97%) IBM
5 15 (4.97%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.97%) AppDynamics
7 11 (3.64%) ServiceNow
7 11 (3.64%) Zend
8 10 (3.31%) CA
8 10 (3.31%) HP
9 9 (2.98%) EMC
9 9 (2.98%) SaltStack
10 7 (2.32%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.32%) Bluefish Communications
10 7 (2.32%) BMC
10 7 (2.32%) Remedy
10 7 (2.32%) webMethods
11 6 (1.99%) Google
12 5 (1.66%) NetApp
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £425 - £500+ per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Rate: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday (pro rata)
Posted: 25 days ago