Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 90 83
Rank change year-on-year -106 -7 +18
Contract jobs citing Puppet 164 441 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 2.70% 2.64%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.21% 20.25% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 301 312
South East median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £405 £375 £363
90th Percentile £700 £590 £613
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
South East median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.50
10th Percentile £37.50 - £40.75
90th Percentile £47.63 - £42.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +21.43% +13.82% -5.38%

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 1,780 2,178 2,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.92% 13.35% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 1,308 1,237
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £617 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 76 55
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +16.67% -45.21%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.85 £11.55
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.38 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.89% - -22.22%

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 21 October 2019.

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
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 21 October 2019. 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 -37 65 £550 +12.82% 28
Berkshire -37 45 £544 +15.69% 18
Hampshire -81 44 £550 +10.00% 11
Surrey +11 21 £588 +30.56% 10
West Sussex -29 21 £488 -7.14% 2
Oxfordshire 0 14 £650 +18.18% 6
East Sussex +2 12 £450 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £513 +8.35% 4
Kent +7 1 £550 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 113 (68.90%) Ansible
2 109 (66.46%) DevOps
3 98 (59.76%) Configuration Management
4 97 (59.15%) Linux
5 85 (51.83%) Docker
6 83 (50.61%) Opscode Chef
6 83 (50.61%) AWS
7 81 (49.39%) Kubernetes
8 73 (44.51%) Azure
9 72 (43.90%) Jenkins
10 61 (37.20%) Terraform
11 60 (36.59%) Python
12 58 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (30.49%) Windows
14 37 (22.56%) Java
14 37 (22.56%) Git (software)
15 33 (20.12%) Bash Shell
16 31 (18.90%) Perl
17 29 (17.68%) Microsoft
17 29 (17.68%) Ruby
18 28 (17.07%) SQL
19 26 (15.85%) Google
19 26 (15.85%) Microservices
20 25 (15.24%) GCP
20 25 (15.24%) Infrastructure as Code
20 25 (15.24%) VMware
21 24 (14.63%) GitHub
22 23 (14.02%) Red Hat
23 22 (13.41%) Scrum

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 21 (12.80%) Apache
2 15 (9.15%) WebLogic
3 12 (7.32%) Apache Spark
4 11 (6.71%) JBoss
4 11 (6.71%) nginx
5 9 (5.49%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.27%) OpenStack
7 6 (3.66%) Confluence
7 6 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (3.05%) Apache Pig
9 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.83%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.22%) IIS
12 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.61%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.61%) Mule
12 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.61%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 83 (50.61%) AWS
2 73 (44.51%) Azure
3 25 (15.24%) GCP
4 24 (14.63%) GitHub
5 20 (12.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (11.59%) IaaS
7 11 (6.71%) Amazon ECS
8 10 (6.10%) OpenShift
8 10 (6.10%) PaaS
8 10 (6.10%) Serverless
9 9 (5.49%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (4.27%) Google Analytics
10 7 (4.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (3.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (3.66%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (3.05%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (2.44%) Amazon Glacier
13 4 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.10%) SSL
2 9 (5.49%) DNS
2 9 (5.49%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.88%) HTTP
4 7 (4.27%) VPN
5 4 (2.44%) Firewall
5 4 (2.44%) Internet
5 4 (2.44%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.83%) Network Security
7 2 (1.22%) DSL
7 2 (1.22%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.22%) Multicast
7 2 (1.22%) SSH
7 2 (1.22%) VSAN
8 1 (0.61%) 5G
8 1 (0.61%) Broadband
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.61%) DOCSIS
8 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.41%) NoSQL
2 15 (9.15%) MongoDB
3 12 (7.32%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (7.32%) Big Data
3 12 (7.32%) Hadoop
4 11 (6.71%) HBase
5 9 (5.49%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.27%) Apache Hive
7 5 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.83%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.22%) InfluxDB
10 2 (1.22%) OpenTSDB
10 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (1.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 72 (43.90%) Jenkins
2 37 (22.56%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.93%) Selenium
4 11 (6.71%) Cucumber
4 11 (6.71%) TeamCity
5 9 (5.49%) IntelliJ
5 9 (5.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (4.27%) Ant
6 7 (4.27%) Bitbucket
6 7 (4.27%) CA Gen
6 7 (4.27%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.27%) Gatling
6 7 (4.27%) Grunt
6 7 (4.27%) gulp
6 7 (4.27%) JUnit
6 7 (4.27%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (4.27%) Sublime Text
7 6 (3.66%) GitLab
7 6 (3.66%) JIRA
7 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (9.15%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Retail
3 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.22%) Banking
4 2 (1.22%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) German Language
5 1 (0.61%) Police
Job Titles
1 54 (32.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (19.51%) AWS Engineer
3 24 (14.63%) Azure Engineer
4 20 (12.20%) Azure DevOps
4 20 (12.20%) Cloud Engineer
5 19 (11.59%) AWS DevOps
6 17 (10.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 17 (10.37%) Linux Engineer
7 16 (9.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 16 (9.76%) Developer
8 13 (7.93%) DevSecOps Engineer
9 12 (7.32%) Consultant
10 11 (6.71%) DevOps Consultant
11 10 (6.10%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 9 (5.49%) Senior DevOps
12 9 (5.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 7 (4.27%) Administrator
13 7 (4.27%) Architect
14 6 (3.66%) Security Engineer
14 6 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.20%) RESTful
2 15 (9.15%) J2EE
3 13 (7.93%) Spring
4 12 (7.32%) Kafka
5 11 (6.71%) JSON
5 11 (6.71%) Node.js
5 11 (6.71%) Web Services
6 8 (4.88%) CSS
6 8 (4.88%) Play Framework
6 8 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (4.88%) REST
6 8 (4.88%) SOAP
6 8 (4.88%) XML
7 7 (4.27%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.27%) EJB
7 7 (4.27%) Gherkin
7 7 (4.27%) Hibernate
7 7 (4.27%) HTML
7 7 (4.27%) J2SE
7 7 (4.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Cloud Native
2 9 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.27%) Clustering
3 7 (4.27%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.83%) User Experience
6 2 (1.22%) CMDB
6 2 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 97 (59.15%) Linux
2 50 (30.49%) Windows
3 21 (12.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (9.15%) Unix
5 12 (7.32%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.49%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.27%) CentOS
8 3 (1.83%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.83%) VMS
9 1 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (66.46%) DevOps
2 98 (59.76%) Configuration Management
3 58 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (15.85%) Microservices
6 25 (15.24%) Infrastructure as Code
7 22 (13.41%) Scrum
8 19 (11.59%) Analytics
8 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (10.98%) Open Source
10 16 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (9.76%) DevSecOps
10 16 (9.76%) Test Automation
11 15 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (9.15%) Software Engineering
12 14 (8.54%) ITIL
13 13 (7.93%) Deployment Automation
14 12 (7.32%) High Availability
15 11 (6.71%) Kanban
16 10 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 60 (36.59%) Python
2 37 (22.56%) Java
3 33 (20.12%) Bash Shell
4 31 (18.90%) Perl
5 29 (17.68%) Ruby
6 28 (17.07%) SQL
7 18 (10.98%) PowerShell
8 13 (7.93%) Groovy
9 12 (7.32%) C#
10 11 (6.71%) JavaScript
11 9 (5.49%) Scala
12 8 (4.88%) Haskell
12 8 (4.88%) PL/SQL
13 7 (4.27%) Go
14 6 (3.66%) R
15 3 (1.83%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.83%) C
15 3 (1.83%) Korn
15 3 (1.83%) PHP
15 3 (1.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.88%) Degree
4 5 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.44%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.22%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.22%) RHCE
7 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.61%) CCNA
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.05%) QA
2 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.83%) NCSC
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (51.83%) Docker
2 13 (7.93%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (4.27%) NFS
6 5 (3.05%) HDFS
7 4 (2.44%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (1.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.22%) Apache Flume
9 2 (1.22%) vCloud
10 1 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.61%) Corosync
10 1 (0.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 113 (68.90%) Ansible
2 83 (50.61%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (49.39%) Kubernetes
4 61 (37.20%) Terraform
5 11 (6.71%) Packer
6 9 (5.49%) Kibana
6 9 (5.49%) Salt
7 8 (4.88%) Prometheus
8 7 (4.27%) Grafana
9 6 (3.66%) vCenter Server
10 5 (3.05%) Oozie
10 5 (3.05%) vRealize
11 4 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (1.83%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.83%) logstash
12 3 (1.83%) Tivoli
13 2 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (1.22%) Mesos
13 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 29 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.85%) Google
3 25 (15.24%) VMware
4 23 (14.02%) Red Hat
5 15 (9.15%) webMethods
6 8 (4.88%) Adobe
6 8 (4.88%) Atlassian
6 8 (4.88%) BEA
6 8 (4.88%) Pega
6 8 (4.88%) Splunk
7 7 (4.27%) SaltStack
8 5 (3.05%) SAP
8 5 (3.05%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.83%) Dell
9 3 (1.83%) IBM
9 3 (1.83%) New Relic
9 3 (1.83%) Veritas
10 2 (1.22%) HP
10 2 (1.22%) Oracle
10 2 (1.22%) Qualys