Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Puppet
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 88 221
Rank change year-on-year -4 +133 -32
Contract jobs citing Puppet 427 407 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.54% 2.45% 0.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.28% 21.32% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 269 115
South East median daily rate £490 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +12.36% -11.00%
10th Percentile £350 £354 £325
90th Percentile £613 £538 £575
England median daily rate £513 £500 £461
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.40% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.69% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £53.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% -39.53% -

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 2007 1909 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.93% 11.47% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 1134 1076
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £583 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 57 75
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +25.00% +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.25 £11.98
90th Percentile £46.45 £55.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £17.14 £20.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.90% +1.88% +1.50%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 2017. 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 +16 187 £500 +11.11% 17
Surrey -9 98 £500 +8.11% 8
Oxfordshire +15 93 £550 +22.22% 8
Berkshire +29 87 £400 -12.09% 8
Hampshire -19 74 £450 +5.88% 9
West Sussex +16 32 £500 -5.66% 1
East Sussex +10 16 £600 +26.32%
Middlesex +12 11 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -28 8 £388 -22.50% 1
Sussex +2 6 £463 -7.50%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 317 (74.24%) Linux
2 247 (57.85%) DevOps
3 213 (49.88%) Ansible
4 207 (48.48%) Opscode Chef
5 194 (45.43%) Jenkins
6 185 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
7 167 (39.11%) Java
8 166 (38.88%) Docker
9 155 (36.30%) Amazon AWS
10 153 (35.83%) Git (software)
11 142 (33.26%) Configuration Management
12 96 (22.48%) Continuous Integration
13 95 (22.25%) Red Hat
14 86 (20.14%) Oracle
15 82 (19.20%) Python
15 82 (19.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 78 (18.27%) MongoDB
17 73 (17.10%) Unix
17 73 (17.10%) SQL
17 73 (17.10%) JavaScript
18 72 (16.86%) Terraform
19 70 (16.39%) Microservices
20 67 (15.69%) Ant
21 66 (15.46%) Test Automation
22 65 (15.22%) JUnit
23 64 (14.99%) JIRA
24 61 (14.29%) Maven
25 60 (14.05%) Perl
26 56 (13.11%) XML
26 56 (13.11%) JSON

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 54 (12.65%) JBoss
2 52 (12.18%) Apache
3 44 (10.30%) Tomcat
4 36 (8.43%) Confluence
5 33 (7.73%) OpenStack
6 26 (6.09%) WebLogic
7 21 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (2.81%) Apache Spark
9 12 (2.81%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (2.58%) WebSphere
11 10 (2.34%) IIS
12 6 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.41%) nginx
13 3 (0.70%) AquaLogic
13 3 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.47%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.47%) SAS
15 1 (0.23%) LiveLink
Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (3.75%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 155 (36.30%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (7.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 29 (6.79%) GitHub
5 26 (6.09%) AWS Lambda
5 26 (6.09%) Serverless
6 23 (5.39%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (5.15%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (4.92%) IaaS
9 20 (4.68%) Amazon S3
10 18 (4.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (3.98%) PaaS
12 10 (2.34%) Slack
13 8 (1.87%) SaaS
14 7 (1.64%) Trello
15 4 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.94%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.24%) TCP/IP
2 37 (8.67%) DNS
3 25 (5.85%) SSL
4 21 (4.92%) Firewall
4 21 (4.92%) HTTP
5 14 (3.28%) VPN
6 10 (2.34%) SAN
7 7 (1.64%) DHCP
7 7 (1.64%) LAN
7 7 (1.64%) WAN
8 6 (1.41%) FTP
8 6 (1.41%) Internet
8 6 (1.41%) LDAP
8 6 (1.41%) SSH
9 5 (1.17%) Junos
10 3 (0.70%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.70%) NAS
10 3 (0.70%) Network Security
10 3 (0.70%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (18.27%) MongoDB
2 47 (11.01%) NoSQL
3 42 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (8.20%) MySQL
5 30 (7.03%) Relational Database
6 29 (6.79%) Redis
7 13 (3.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.58%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.64%) SQL Server
10 6 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.17%) Big Data
11 5 (1.17%) InfluxDB
12 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.47%) DataStax
13 2 (0.47%) HBase
14 1 (0.23%) Impala
Development Applications
1 194 (45.43%) Jenkins
2 153 (35.83%) Git (software)
3 67 (15.69%) Ant
4 65 (15.22%) JUnit
5 64 (14.99%) JIRA
6 61 (14.29%) Maven
7 51 (11.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 43 (10.07%) IntelliJ
9 40 (9.37%) Selenium
10 35 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 35 (8.20%) Mockito
11 34 (7.96%) Bitbucket
12 31 (7.26%) Subversion
13 30 (7.03%) MSBuild
14 28 (6.56%) Cucumber
15 27 (6.32%) TeamCity
16 21 (4.92%) Gradle
17 19 (4.45%) Artifactory
17 19 (4.45%) Eclipse
17 19 (4.45%) NUnit
General
1 43 (10.07%) Finance
2 11 (2.58%) Publishing
3 7 (1.64%) Banking
4 4 (0.94%) Retail
4 4 (0.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.47%) Games
5 2 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.23%) Electronics
6 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.23%) Local Government
6 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 132 (30.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 96 (22.48%) Developer
3 48 (11.24%) Java Developer
4 41 (9.60%) Linux Engineer
5 40 (9.37%) Scala Developer
6 33 (7.73%) AWS Engineer
7 31 (7.26%) Administrator
8 30 (7.03%) Consultant
9 28 (6.56%) AWS DevOps
10 26 (6.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 25 (5.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 24 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
13 23 (5.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 22 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
15 20 (4.68%) Architect
15 20 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (4.68%) Team Leader
16 19 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (4.22%) Java Team Leader
18 16 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.11%) JSON
1 56 (13.11%) XML
2 53 (12.41%) Node.js
2 53 (12.41%) Play Framework
3 52 (12.18%) AngularJS
4 51 (11.94%) REST
5 46 (10.77%) jQuery
6 45 (10.54%) CSS
7 41 (9.60%) React
8 34 (7.96%) Spring
9 24 (5.62%) HTML
9 24 (5.62%) J2EE
10 23 (5.39%) Web Services
11 19 (4.45%) LAMP
11 19 (4.45%) SOAP
12 17 (3.98%) HTML5
13 16 (3.75%) EJB
13 16 (3.75%) Hibernate
13 16 (3.75%) J2SE
14 12 (2.81%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.04%) Public Cloud
2 11 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.87%) CMDB
5 7 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.41%) Oracle Exalogic
7 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.70%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.70%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.47%) Clustering
10 2 (0.47%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.47%) Fintech
10 2 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 317 (74.24%) Linux
2 82 (19.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 73 (17.10%) Unix
4 54 (12.65%) Windows
5 29 (6.79%) CentOS
6 23 (5.39%) Ubuntu
7 18 (4.22%) Windows Server
8 17 (3.98%) Solaris
9 5 (1.17%) AIX
10 4 (0.94%) Debian
11 3 (0.70%) SUSE
11 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (57.85%) DevOps
2 185 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (33.26%) Configuration Management
4 96 (22.48%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (16.39%) Microservices
6 66 (15.46%) Test Automation
7 50 (11.71%) Open Source
8 39 (9.13%) Scrum
9 38 (8.90%) Unit Testing
10 34 (7.96%) TDD
11 27 (6.32%) Migration
12 25 (5.85%) SOA
13 23 (5.39%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (4.68%) BDD
15 19 (4.45%) Task Automation
16 17 (3.98%) Kanban
16 17 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (3.51%) Process Improvement
17 15 (3.51%) Software Engineering
17 15 (3.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (39.11%) Java
2 82 (19.20%) Python
3 73 (17.10%) JavaScript
3 73 (17.10%) SQL
4 60 (14.05%) Perl
5 45 (10.54%) Bash Shell
5 45 (10.54%) Scala
6 38 (8.90%) Ruby
7 37 (8.67%) PowerShell
8 29 (6.79%) C#
9 20 (4.68%) PHP
10 19 (4.45%) Groovy
11 11 (2.58%) XPath
12 9 (2.11%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.41%) C
14 4 (0.94%) Haskell
15 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.47%) C++
16 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (10.07%) SC Cleared
1 43 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.22%) AWS Certification
3 12 (2.81%) Degree
4 9 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.17%) CISSP
6 4 (0.94%) GCIH
6 4 (0.94%) GIAC
6 4 (0.94%) RHCE
6 4 (0.94%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.47%) CCDA
7 2 (0.47%) CCDE
7 2 (0.47%) CCDP
7 2 (0.47%) CCNP
7 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) MCP
8 1 (0.23%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.11%) PCI DSS
1 9 (2.11%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) GDPR
2 2 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) GCP
System Software
1 166 (38.88%) Docker
2 21 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
3 10 (2.34%) Xen
4 9 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.87%) oVirt
5 8 (1.87%) RHEV
6 7 (1.64%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.17%) Veritas File System
9 4 (0.94%) KVM
9 4 (0.94%) NFS
9 4 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.94%) vSphere
10 2 (0.47%) vCloud
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.23%) Corosync
11 1 (0.23%) Samba
11 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 213 (49.88%) Ansible
2 207 (48.48%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (16.86%) Terraform
4 28 (6.56%) Kubernetes
4 28 (6.56%) Salt
5 24 (5.62%) Grafana
6 20 (4.68%) Kibana
7 19 (4.45%) Red Hat Satellite
8 14 (3.28%) Nagios
8 14 (3.28%) ZABBIX
9 13 (3.04%) logstash
10 9 (2.11%) SELinux
10 9 (2.11%) WSUS
11 8 (1.87%) Ambari
11 8 (1.87%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.87%) Nmap
11 8 (1.87%) OpenVAS
12 7 (1.64%) Cobbler
12 7 (1.64%) Icinga
12 7 (1.64%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 95 (22.25%) Red Hat
2 86 (20.14%) Oracle
3 48 (11.24%) VMware
4 19 (4.45%) SAP
5 18 (4.22%) Splunk
6 17 (3.98%) Microsoft
7 16 (3.75%) webMethods
8 13 (3.04%) Sun
9 12 (2.81%) AppDynamics
10 11 (2.58%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.87%) Citrix
12 7 (1.64%) Google
12 7 (1.64%) NetApp
13 6 (1.41%) EMC
13 6 (1.41%) Juniper
13 6 (1.41%) PagerDuty
13 6 (1.41%) SaltStack
13 6 (1.41%) Veritas
14 4 (0.94%) HP
14 4 (0.94%) IBM