Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 87 86
Rank change year-on-year -86 -1 +25
Contract jobs citing Puppet 136 436 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.16% 2.73% 2.64%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.77% 19.41% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 288 308
South East median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £350
90th Percentile £663 £588 £625
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - £41.50
10th Percentile £36.00 - £40.75
90th Percentile £47.25 - £42.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +23.89%

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 1,550 2,246 2,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.22% 14.04% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 1,314 1,326
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £241
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 78 56
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.52% +3.33% -23.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.85 £11.94
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.25 £44.88
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £16.82
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.07% -15.93%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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 -10 49 £550 +12.82% 26
Hampshire -82 34 £550 +10.00% 14
Berkshire -11 30 £550 +12.82% 18
West Sussex -16 26 £481 -3.75% 4
Surrey +33 23 £550 +18.92% 9
Oxfordshire +4 12 £575 +9.52% 6
Buckinghamshire +25 7 £444 +3.56% 2
East Sussex +14 4 £900 +60.00%
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 102 (75.00%) DevOps
2 88 (64.71%) Ansible
3 74 (54.41%) Configuration Management
4 71 (52.21%) Linux
5 67 (49.26%) Docker
6 64 (47.06%) Terraform
7 59 (43.38%) Opscode Chef
8 58 (42.65%) Kubernetes
9 57 (41.91%) Python
10 55 (40.44%) Jenkins
11 54 (39.71%) AWS
12 50 (36.76%) Azure
13 46 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (33.82%) Windows
14 36 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (25.00%) Git (software)
16 32 (23.53%) Microsoft
17 31 (22.79%) SQL
18 30 (22.06%) GitHub
18 30 (22.06%) Infrastructure as Code
19 26 (19.12%) Perl
20 25 (18.38%) Java
21 24 (17.65%) PowerShell
21 24 (17.65%) Bash Shell
21 24 (17.65%) NoSQL
22 23 (16.91%) Security Cleared
23 22 (16.18%) Ruby
24 20 (14.71%) VMware
24 20 (14.71%) Apache
24 20 (14.71%) MongoDB

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 20 (14.71%) Apache
2 13 (9.56%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.82%) JBoss
4 11 (8.09%) nginx
4 11 (8.09%) WebLogic
5 8 (5.88%) Apache Spark
5 8 (5.88%) OpenStack
6 7 (5.15%) Confluence
7 5 (3.68%) Apache Pig
7 5 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.21%) IIS
8 3 (2.21%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (2.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.74%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 54 (39.71%) AWS
2 50 (36.76%) Azure
3 30 (22.06%) GitHub
4 15 (11.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (10.29%) IaaS
6 8 (5.88%) Google Analytics
7 7 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (4.41%) PaaS
8 6 (4.41%) SaaS
8 6 (4.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (3.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (3.68%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.94%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (2.94%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (2.94%) Office 365
11 3 (2.21%) Mimecast
11 3 (2.21%) TestFlight
12 2 (1.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.29%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.82%) HTTP
2 12 (8.82%) SSL
3 8 (5.88%) DNS
4 4 (2.94%) Wireless
5 3 (2.21%) Firewall
5 3 (2.21%) Junos
5 3 (2.21%) SNMP
5 3 (2.21%) VXLAN
6 2 (1.47%) DOCSIS
6 2 (1.47%) DSL
6 2 (1.47%) Internet
6 2 (1.47%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.47%) SSH
6 2 (1.47%) VPN
6 2 (1.47%) VSAN
7 1 (0.74%) 5G
7 1 (0.74%) IPsec
7 1 (0.74%) Network Security
7 1 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 20 (14.71%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.62%) MySQL
5 8 (5.88%) Big Data
5 8 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.88%) HBase
6 7 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (5.15%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.41%) Apache Hive
8 5 (3.68%) MariaDB
9 4 (2.94%) Redis
10 3 (2.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2017
12 1 (0.74%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 55 (40.44%) Jenkins
2 34 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.76%) Selenium
4 12 (8.82%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (6.62%) IntelliJ
7 8 (5.88%) Ant
7 8 (5.88%) Eclipse
7 8 (5.88%) Gatling
7 8 (5.88%) Grunt
7 8 (5.88%) gulp
7 8 (5.88%) JIRA
7 8 (5.88%) JUnit
7 8 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (5.88%) Sublime Text
7 8 (5.88%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.68%) GitLab
9 3 (2.21%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.21%) CocoaPods
9 3 (2.21%) fastlane
General
1 9 (6.62%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.74%) Billing
3 1 (0.74%) German Language
3 1 (0.74%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (39.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (18.38%) AWS Engineer
3 20 (14.71%) Azure Engineer
4 18 (13.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
6 15 (11.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 14 (10.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 12 (8.82%) Consultant
8 12 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (7.35%) Architect
9 10 (7.35%) Developer
9 10 (7.35%) DevOps Consultant
10 9 (6.62%) Azure DevOps
10 9 (6.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 7 (5.15%) Operations Manager
11 7 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
11 7 (5.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.41%) Azure Consultant
12 6 (4.41%) Technical Manager
12 6 (4.41%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.50%) Node.js
2 15 (11.03%) REST
3 13 (9.56%) SOAP
4 11 (8.09%) J2EE
5 10 (7.35%) .NET
5 10 (7.35%) Spring
5 10 (7.35%) Web Services
6 9 (6.62%) .NET Framework
6 9 (6.62%) CSS
6 9 (6.62%) JSON
6 9 (6.62%) Play Framework
6 9 (6.62%) XML
7 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 8 (5.88%) EJB
7 8 (5.88%) Gherkin
7 8 (5.88%) Hibernate
7 8 (5.88%) HTML
7 8 (5.88%) J2SE
7 8 (5.88%) jQuery
7 8 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Cloud Native
2 8 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.15%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.41%) Clustering
4 6 (4.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.21%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.47%) CMDB
8 2 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.47%) User Experience
9 1 (0.74%) AS400
9 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 71 (52.21%) Linux
2 46 (33.82%) Windows
3 17 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (12.50%) Unix
4 14 (10.29%) Ubuntu
5 12 (8.82%) Windows Server
6 8 (5.88%) CentOS
7 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.21%) VMS
8 1 (0.74%) HPUX
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.74%) Solaris
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (75.00%) DevOps
2 74 (54.41%) Configuration Management
3 46 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (22.06%) Infrastructure as Code
6 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
7 18 (13.24%) Open Source
8 17 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (11.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (11.03%) ITIL
9 15 (11.03%) Scrum
10 14 (10.29%) Migration
10 14 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (9.56%) Collaborative Working
11 13 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (9.56%) Software Engineering
12 12 (8.82%) Analytics
12 12 (8.82%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (8.82%) Infrastructure Automation
13 11 (8.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.91%) Python
2 31 (22.79%) SQL
3 26 (19.12%) Perl
4 25 (18.38%) Java
5 24 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 24 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 22 (16.18%) Ruby
7 11 (8.09%) C#
7 11 (8.09%) Groovy
8 10 (7.35%) Scala
9 9 (6.62%) Haskell
9 9 (6.62%) JavaScript
10 7 (5.15%) Go
11 4 (2.94%) C
11 4 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.21%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.21%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.21%) PHP
12 3 (2.21%) R
12 3 (2.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (16.91%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.62%) Degree
4 7 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.82%) QA
2 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.21%) NCSC
4 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (49.26%) Docker
2 10 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.62%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (3.68%) HDFS
7 4 (2.94%) KVM
8 3 (2.21%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.21%) NFS
8 3 (2.21%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.47%) vCloud
10 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.74%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 88 (64.71%) Ansible
2 64 (47.06%) Terraform
3 59 (43.38%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (42.65%) Kubernetes
5 10 (7.35%) Packer
6 9 (6.62%) Kibana
7 8 (5.88%) Grafana
8 5 (3.68%) Oozie
8 5 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (3.68%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.94%) vRealize
10 3 (2.21%) Cobbler
10 3 (2.21%) Icinga
10 3 (2.21%) Nagios
10 3 (2.21%) Salt
11 2 (1.47%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (1.47%) logstash
11 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 32 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.71%) VMware
3 18 (13.24%) Red Hat
4 13 (9.56%) Google
5 10 (7.35%) webMethods
6 9 (6.62%) Atlassian
6 9 (6.62%) ServiceNow
7 8 (5.88%) Adobe
8 7 (5.15%) Oracle
9 5 (3.68%) HP
9 5 (3.68%) Splunk
10 3 (2.21%) BMC
10 3 (2.21%) CA
10 3 (2.21%) IBM
10 3 (2.21%) Juniper
10 3 (2.21%) Mirantis
10 3 (2.21%) Remedy
11 2 (1.47%) BEA
11 2 (1.47%) Dell
11 2 (1.47%) Mercator