Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 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 > South East
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 119 100
Rank change year-on-year -77 -19 +25
Contract jobs citing Puppet 87 340 401
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 2.16% 2.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.06% 15.27% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 274 279
Median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £369
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
England median daily rate £540 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £61.25
England median hourly rate £36.30 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.45% +13.28%

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 1,233 2,227 2,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.75% 14.15% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 1,333 1,338
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £208 £257 £262
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £496
% change year-on-year - +0.91% +10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 79 55
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -13.66% -12.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £50.70 £50.15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -13.58%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Puppet in the South East

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet in the South East over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Puppet in the South East

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the South East.

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 5 April 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
Thames Valley +27 43 £550 +22.22% 22
Berkshire +23 24 £513 +13.89% 13
Hampshire -52 21 £425 -15.00% 4
West Sussex -12 13 £475 -9.52%
Oxfordshire +3 12 £575 +17.95% 8
Surrey +24 10 £550 -4.35% 8
Buckinghamshire +23 7 £550 +22.22% 1
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 66 (75.86%) DevOps
2 61 (70.11%) Ansible
3 50 (57.47%) Linux
4 46 (52.87%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (45.98%) Terraform
6 39 (44.83%) Docker
7 38 (43.68%) Configuration Management
8 35 (40.23%) AWS
9 34 (39.08%) Kubernetes
10 33 (37.93%) Jenkins
10 33 (37.93%) Python
11 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (34.48%) Git (software)
13 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (25.29%) Azure
15 21 (24.14%) GitHub
15 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
15 21 (24.14%) Windows
16 18 (20.69%) SQL
16 18 (20.69%) Bash Shell
16 18 (20.69%) Infrastructure as Code
17 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
17 17 (19.54%) VMware
18 16 (18.39%) Red Hat
18 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
19 15 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 14 (16.09%) Perl
20 14 (16.09%) Infrastructure Automation
21 13 (14.94%) ITIL
22 12 (13.79%) Atlassian

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 8 (9.20%) Apache
2 7 (8.05%) Confluence
2 7 (8.05%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.75%) JBoss
3 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.30%) nginx
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.15%) Documentum
5 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (40.23%) AWS
2 22 (25.29%) Azure
3 21 (24.14%) GitHub
4 9 (10.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (5.75%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (5.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (4.60%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (4.60%) IaaS
7 4 (4.60%) SaaS
8 3 (3.45%) Amazon S3
9 2 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.30%) Serverless
10 1 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (1.15%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (1.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.15%) npm
10 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.05%) HTTP
3 5 (5.75%) DNS
3 5 (5.75%) Firewall
3 5 (5.75%) SNMP
3 5 (5.75%) SSL
4 4 (4.60%) Junos
4 4 (4.60%) VXLAN
4 4 (4.60%) Wireless
5 3 (3.45%) BGP
5 3 (3.45%) DHCP
6 2 (2.30%) DSL
6 2 (2.30%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.30%) VLAN
6 2 (2.30%) VSAN
7 1 (1.15%) DOCSIS
7 1 (1.15%) Internet
7 1 (1.15%) IPsec
7 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (10.34%) MySQL
2 9 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.20%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (9.20%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.75%) MariaDB
5 4 (4.60%) Redis
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (37.93%) Jenkins
2 30 (34.48%) Git (software)
3 11 (12.64%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (11.49%) JIRA
5 9 (10.34%) Selenium
6 8 (9.20%) Subversion
7 7 (8.05%) GitLab
8 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.45%) Artifactory
9 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.30%) Gradle
10 2 (2.30%) Maven
10 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.15%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.15%) Toad
General
1 5 (5.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 36 (41.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (16.09%) AWS Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Architect
4 9 (10.34%) AWS DevOps
4 9 (10.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Consultant
6 7 (8.05%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (8.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Operations Manager
7 6 (6.90%) Technical Manager
7 6 (6.90%) Technical Operations Manager
8 4 (4.60%) DevOps Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) REST
2 9 (10.34%) .NET
2 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.90%) Middleware
4 6 (6.90%) Node.js
4 6 (6.90%) RESTful
4 6 (6.90%) SOAP
4 6 (6.90%) Web Services
5 3 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (3.45%) LDAP
6 2 (2.30%) gRPC
6 2 (2.30%) J2EE
6 2 (2.30%) Spring
6 2 (2.30%) Swagger
7 1 (1.15%) CSS
7 1 (1.15%) EJB
7 1 (1.15%) HTML
7 1 (1.15%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.45%) Cloud Native
2 3 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (2.30%) AS400
3 2 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.30%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 50 (57.47%) Linux
2 21 (24.14%) Windows
3 15 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (11.49%) Ubuntu
5 7 (8.05%) CentOS
5 7 (8.05%) Unix
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.30%) HPUX
8 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.30%) Solaris
8 2 (2.30%) SUSE
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.30%) zOS
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (75.86%) DevOps
2 38 (43.68%) Configuration Management
3 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (20.69%) Infrastructure as Code
6 14 (16.09%) Infrastructure Automation
7 13 (14.94%) ITIL
8 11 (12.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (12.64%) Migration
9 10 (11.49%) Scrum
9 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
10 9 (10.34%) Auto-Scaling
10 9 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (9.20%) Cloud Operations
11 8 (9.20%) Kanban
11 8 (9.20%) Line Management
11 8 (9.20%) Release Management
11 8 (9.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 8 (9.20%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.93%) Python
2 18 (20.69%) Bash Shell
2 18 (20.69%) SQL
3 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
4 14 (16.09%) Perl
5 12 (13.79%) Ruby
6 10 (11.49%) Go
7 9 (10.34%) Java
8 7 (8.05%) C
9 6 (6.90%) Haskell
10 5 (5.75%) C++
10 5 (5.75%) Rust
11 3 (3.45%) C#
11 3 (3.45%) Groovy
12 2 (2.30%) COBOL
12 2 (2.30%) Korn
12 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
13 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.15%) MCP
5 1 (1.15%) MCSA
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.15%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.15%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (44.83%) Docker
2 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.75%) VMware NSX
5 4 (4.60%) KVM
5 4 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.45%) NFS
7 2 (2.30%) vCloud
7 2 (2.30%) vSphere
8 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.15%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 61 (70.11%) Ansible
2 46 (52.87%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (45.98%) Terraform
4 34 (39.08%) Kubernetes
5 6 (6.90%) vCenter Server
5 6 (6.90%) ZABBIX
6 4 (4.60%) Cobbler
6 4 (4.60%) Icinga
6 4 (4.60%) vRealize
7 3 (3.45%) Grafana
7 3 (3.45%) Nagios
8 2 (2.30%) HP NNM
8 2 (2.30%) Kibana
8 2 (2.30%) Netcool
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (2.30%) Packer
8 2 (2.30%) Prometheus
8 2 (2.30%) SCCM
8 2 (2.30%) SCOM
8 2 (2.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.54%) VMware
3 16 (18.39%) Red Hat
4 12 (13.79%) Atlassian
5 7 (8.05%) Oracle
5 7 (8.05%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.60%) Juniper
6 4 (4.60%) Mirantis
7 3 (3.45%) BMC
7 3 (3.45%) HP
7 3 (3.45%) NetApp
7 3 (3.45%) Remedy
7 3 (3.45%) Splunk
8 2 (2.30%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.30%) CA
8 2 (2.30%) Dell
8 2 (2.30%) EMC
8 2 (2.30%) IBM
8 2 (2.30%) Nimsoft
8 2 (2.30%) Sun