Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 111 170
Rank change year-on-year +17 +59 -10
Contract jobs citing Puppet 397 308 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.40% 2.01% 1.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.43% 18.47% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 190 179
South East median daily rate £500 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £325
90th Percentile £625 £550 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +23.89% -43.50% +5.26%

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 2,043 1,668 1,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.38% 10.87% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,190 970 1,004
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £216 £250 £200
90th Percentile £590 £538 £531
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 98
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £27.38 £27.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.21% -1.53% +33.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £13.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £55.65
England median hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.85% - +1.81%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 +35 182 £550 +15.79% 47
Oxfordshire +18 92 £560 +24.44% 26
Hampshire +7 83 £475 +10.47% 20
Berkshire +11 81 £475 -5.00% 17
Surrey -30 62 £500 +17.65% 8
West Sussex +12 31 £580 +18.97%
East Sussex +2 11 £600 +37.14% 1
Buckinghamshire -23 10 £400 -20.00% 4
Kent -4 8 £550 -
Middlesex -1 1 £400 +86.05%
Sussex - 1 - -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 264 (66.50%) Linux
2 245 (61.71%) DevOps
3 214 (53.90%) Opscode Chef
4 196 (49.37%) Ansible
5 190 (47.86%) Jenkins
6 168 (42.32%) Java
7 156 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
8 153 (38.54%) Git (software)
9 146 (36.78%) Docker
10 141 (35.52%) Configuration Management
11 116 (29.22%) Amazon AWS
12 110 (27.71%) JavaScript
13 100 (25.19%) Continuous Integration
14 93 (23.43%) SQL
15 89 (22.42%) Oracle
15 89 (22.42%) JUnit
16 86 (21.66%) Windows
17 84 (21.16%) Node.js
18 77 (19.40%) AngularJS
19 76 (19.14%) REST
20 74 (18.64%) Ant
21 73 (18.39%) Unix
21 73 (18.39%) Test Automation
22 69 (17.38%) Python
23 67 (16.88%) jQuery
23 67 (16.88%) Microservices
24 66 (16.62%) Maven
25 65 (16.37%) Red Hat
26 60 (15.11%) VMware
26 60 (15.11%) XML

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 59 (14.86%) Apache
2 54 (13.60%) JBoss
3 40 (10.08%) Tomcat
4 37 (9.32%) WebLogic
5 33 (8.31%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (7.05%) Confluence
7 22 (5.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (5.29%) Apache Spark
9 16 (4.03%) nginx
10 12 (3.02%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (2.52%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.26%) IIS
13 4 (1.01%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.01%) Jetty
14 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.50%) Mule
15 2 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (5.54%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 116 (29.22%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (12.59%) IaaS
3 47 (11.84%) Cloud Computing
4 44 (11.08%) PaaS
5 43 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 38 (9.57%) GitHub
7 30 (7.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (5.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 17 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (4.03%) Amazon S3
11 14 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (3.53%) Serverless
12 12 (3.02%) npm
13 11 (2.77%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (2.52%) Slack
15 9 (2.27%) Google Analytics
16 7 (1.76%) Trello
17 5 (1.26%) SaaS
18 4 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.35%) TCP/IP
2 31 (7.81%) SSL
3 30 (7.56%) DNS
4 27 (6.80%) HTTP
5 16 (4.03%) Firewall
6 7 (1.76%) FTP
6 7 (1.76%) SSH
6 7 (1.76%) WAN
7 5 (1.26%) DHCP
7 5 (1.26%) SAN
8 3 (0.76%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.76%) LAN
8 3 (0.76%) NAS
8 3 (0.76%) VPN
9 2 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.50%) Internet
9 2 (0.50%) SMS
9 2 (0.50%) SNMP
9 2 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.36%) MongoDB
2 28 (7.05%) NoSQL
3 22 (5.54%) Relational Database
4 21 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (4.28%) Redis
6 15 (3.78%) Big Data
6 15 (3.78%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.27%) MySQL
8 7 (1.76%) HBase
9 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.26%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.26%) Impala
10 5 (1.26%) SQL Server
11 4 (1.01%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.76%) DB2
12 3 (0.76%) IBM BigInsights
12 3 (0.76%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 190 (47.86%) Jenkins
2 153 (38.54%) Git (software)
3 89 (22.42%) JUnit
4 74 (18.64%) Ant
5 66 (16.62%) Maven
6 56 (14.11%) Selenium
7 51 (12.85%) JIRA
7 51 (12.85%) Mockito
8 42 (10.58%) Sonatype Nexus
9 39 (9.82%) Cucumber
10 38 (9.57%) IntelliJ
11 31 (7.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 30 (7.56%) TeamCity
13 27 (6.80%) Eclipse
14 26 (6.55%) Artifactory
15 22 (5.54%) MSBuild
16 20 (5.04%) Subversion
17 19 (4.79%) Bitbucket
17 19 (4.79%) git-flow
17 19 (4.79%) gulp
General
1 49 (12.34%) Finance
2 19 (4.79%) Publishing
3 10 (2.52%) Banking
4 4 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.25%) Electronics
5 1 (0.25%) Local Government
5 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.25%) Marketing
5 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (31.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 108 (27.20%) Developer
3 62 (15.62%) Java Developer
4 43 (10.83%) Scala Developer
5 32 (8.06%) Linux Engineer
6 28 (7.05%) AWS DevOps
6 28 (7.05%) AWS Engineer
7 25 (6.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 22 (5.54%) Consultant
9 19 (4.79%) Automation Engineer
9 19 (4.79%) Team Leader
10 18 (4.53%) Java Team Leader
10 18 (4.53%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (3.78%) Administrator
11 15 (3.78%) Architect
12 14 (3.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 13 (3.27%) Automation Developer
13 13 (3.27%) Java Scala Developer
13 13 (3.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 12 (3.02%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (21.16%) Node.js
2 77 (19.40%) AngularJS
3 76 (19.14%) REST
4 67 (16.88%) jQuery
5 60 (15.11%) XML
6 58 (14.61%) React
7 57 (14.36%) Play Framework
7 57 (14.36%) Spring
8 44 (11.08%) JSON
9 38 (9.57%) SOAP
10 36 (9.07%) CSS
10 36 (9.07%) J2EE
11 31 (7.81%) HTML
12 26 (6.55%) Hibernate
13 25 (6.30%) Java EE
14 24 (6.05%) EJB
14 24 (6.05%) HTML5
14 24 (6.05%) J2SE
15 22 (5.54%) JMS
15 22 (5.54%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.53%) Public Cloud
2 12 (3.02%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.51%) CMDB
6 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.01%) Grid Computing
8 3 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.50%) Clustering
10 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.25%) Life Science
10 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Exalogic
10 1 (0.25%) Replication
10 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 264 (66.50%) Linux
2 86 (21.66%) Windows
3 73 (18.39%) Unix
4 58 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.55%) Ubuntu
6 21 (5.29%) CentOS
7 11 (2.77%) SUSE
8 10 (2.52%) Solaris
9 8 (2.02%) Debian
9 8 (2.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.01%) AIX
11 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.50%) Android
12 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (61.71%) DevOps
2 156 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (35.52%) Configuration Management
4 100 (25.19%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (18.39%) Test Automation
6 67 (16.88%) Microservices
7 59 (14.86%) Unit Testing
8 49 (12.34%) Scrum
9 38 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (9.32%) Open Source
11 36 (9.07%) ITIL
12 32 (8.06%) Service Management
13 31 (7.81%) Collaborative Working
13 31 (7.81%) SOA
14 30 (7.56%) BDD
14 30 (7.56%) Process Improvement
15 28 (7.05%) Task Automation
15 28 (7.05%) TDD
16 27 (6.80%) User Stories
17 24 (6.05%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (42.32%) Java
2 110 (27.71%) JavaScript
3 93 (23.43%) SQL
4 69 (17.38%) Python
5 56 (14.11%) Perl
6 45 (11.34%) Bash Shell
6 45 (11.34%) PowerShell
7 44 (11.08%) Scala
8 37 (9.32%) Ruby
9 25 (6.30%) C#
10 24 (6.05%) Groovy
11 21 (5.29%) XPath
12 17 (4.28%) PHP
13 9 (2.27%) Haskell
14 6 (1.51%) C
15 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.50%) C++
16 2 (0.50%) Gremlin
16 2 (0.50%) VBA
17 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.26%) Degree
3 5 (1.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.50%) CCDA
4 2 (0.50%) CCDE
4 2 (0.50%) CCDP
4 2 (0.50%) CCNP
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.25%) CISSP
5 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.25%) MCP
5 1 (0.25%) RHCE
5 1 (0.25%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.52%) PCI DSS
1 10 (2.52%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 146 (36.78%) Docker
2 25 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.53%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.76%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.51%) NFS
6 6 (1.51%) oVirt
6 6 (1.51%) RHEV
6 6 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.26%) Apache Flume
7 5 (1.26%) HDFS
7 5 (1.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (1.01%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.76%) vSphere
10 2 (0.50%) vCloud
11 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.25%) Corosync
11 1 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 214 (53.90%) Opscode Chef
2 196 (49.37%) Ansible
3 46 (11.59%) Terraform
4 34 (8.56%) Kibana
5 29 (7.30%) Grafana
6 25 (6.30%) Salt
7 20 (5.04%) Kubernetes
8 15 (3.78%) Red Hat Satellite
9 12 (3.02%) SELinux
10 10 (2.52%) logstash
11 9 (2.27%) SCCM
12 7 (1.76%) vRealize
13 6 (1.51%) CFEngine
13 6 (1.51%) Packer
14 5 (1.26%) Ambari
14 5 (1.26%) Cobbler
14 5 (1.26%) WSUS
14 5 (1.26%) ZABBIX
15 4 (1.01%) NetBackup
15 4 (1.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 89 (22.42%) Oracle
2 65 (16.37%) Red Hat
3 60 (15.11%) VMware
4 28 (7.05%) Microsoft
5 24 (6.05%) webMethods
6 22 (5.54%) Google
7 17 (4.28%) SAP
8 16 (4.03%) CA
9 10 (2.52%) Splunk
10 7 (1.76%) NetApp
10 7 (1.76%) Sun
11 5 (1.26%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.26%) IBM
11 5 (1.26%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.26%) Symantec
12 4 (1.01%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.01%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.01%) Veritas
13 3 (0.76%) HP
13 3 (0.76%) Juniper