Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 186 86
Rank change year-on-year +93 -100 +2
Contract jobs citing Puppet 65 161 446
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.86% 1.18% 2.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.04% 9.09% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 112 313
Median daily rate £510 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £360 £405 £375
90th Percentile £580 £700 £588
England median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +13.82%

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 540 1,771 2,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.47% 12.93% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 1,074 1,315
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £263
90th Percentile £613 £614 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 78
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.16% +22.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.93 £11.85
90th Percentile £51.40 £82.50 £53.73
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +70.73% +17.14% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Hampshire +72 36 £510 -7.27% 5
Thames Valley +89 21 £525 -2.33% 6
Berkshire +82 19 £538 +2.38% 2
West Sussex +28 6 £360 -26.15%
Oxfordshire +36 2 £425 -34.62% 4
Surrey +67 1 £500 -14.89% 2
East Sussex +32 1 - -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 55 (84.62%) Linux
2 49 (75.38%) Ansible
3 45 (69.23%) Configuration Management
4 41 (63.08%) DevOps
4 41 (63.08%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (61.54%) Terraform
6 36 (55.38%) Kubernetes
7 35 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (52.31%) Docker
9 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
9 29 (44.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
11 26 (40.00%) VMware
11 26 (40.00%) Jenkins
12 25 (38.46%) GitHub
12 25 (38.46%) GitLab
12 25 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (38.46%) CentOS
12 25 (38.46%) Git (software)
12 25 (38.46%) Windows
13 23 (35.38%) Python
13 23 (35.38%) PowerShell
13 23 (35.38%) Azure
13 23 (35.38%) JIRA
14 22 (33.85%) Reverse Proxy
14 22 (33.85%) AWS
14 22 (33.85%) Firewall
14 22 (33.85%) Packer
14 22 (33.85%) Infrastructure as Code

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 9 (13.85%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) JBoss
3 3 (4.62%) nginx
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (38.46%) GitHub
2 23 (35.38%) Azure
3 22 (33.85%) AWS
4 4 (6.15%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (4.62%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.08%) GCP
7 1 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.54%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.85%) Firewall
1 22 (33.85%) Reverse Proxy
2 21 (32.31%) VLAN
3 11 (16.92%) SNMP
4 4 (6.15%) iSCSI
5 3 (4.62%) DNS
6 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.54%) SAN
6 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.08%) MySQL
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Zeppelin
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
3 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.54%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 25 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 25 (38.46%) GitLab
3 23 (35.38%) JIRA
4 21 (32.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (9.23%) CA Gen
6 5 (7.69%) Bitbucket
7 3 (4.62%) Terragrunt
8 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.15%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (47.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Azure Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (12.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 5 (7.69%) Architect
8 5 (7.69%) Consultant
8 5 (7.69%) Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Platform Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (4.62%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) SAP Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (16.92%) gRPC
1 11 (16.92%) REST
1 11 (16.92%) RESTful
1 11 (16.92%) Swagger
2 6 (9.23%) J2EE
3 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.54%) amCharts
5 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.54%) CGI
5 1 (1.54%) D3.js
5 1 (1.54%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (1.54%) Kafka
5 1 (1.54%) Middleware
5 1 (1.54%) React
5 1 (1.54%) Spring
5 1 (1.54%) Vue.js
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (84.62%) Linux
2 29 (44.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (38.46%) CentOS
3 25 (38.46%) Windows
4 21 (32.31%) Windows 10
4 21 (32.31%) Windows Server
4 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (10.77%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (9.23%) SUSE
7 4 (6.15%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.62%) Unix
9 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 41 (63.08%) DevOps
3 35 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (33.85%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (32.31%) Continuous Deployment
7 13 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
8 11 (16.92%) Microservices
9 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (10.77%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (9.23%) High Availability
11 6 (9.23%) Migration
11 6 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (7.69%) ITIL
13 4 (6.15%) Business Continuity
13 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
13 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.38%) PowerShell
1 23 (35.38%) Python
2 21 (32.31%) Bash Shell
3 15 (23.08%) Java
4 13 (20.00%) C#
5 11 (16.92%) Go
5 11 (16.92%) SQL
6 6 (9.23%) PHP
6 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.69%) Perl
8 4 (6.15%) Ruby
9 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
2 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) CCNA
3 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.15%) JNCIA
4 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.08%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) Docker
2 25 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (32.31%) vSphere
4 4 (6.15%) NFS
5 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.08%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.54%) HDFS
7 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (75.38%) Ansible
2 41 (63.08%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (61.54%) Terraform
4 36 (55.38%) Kubernetes
5 22 (33.85%) Packer
6 13 (20.00%) ZABBIX
7 12 (18.46%) Grafana
7 12 (18.46%) Prometheus
8 3 (4.62%) Ambari
9 1 (1.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) VMware
2 21 (32.31%) Atlassian
3 15 (23.08%) Dell
4 13 (20.00%) EMC
5 11 (16.92%) Oracle
5 11 (16.92%) Splunk
6 6 (9.23%) SAP
7 5 (7.69%) Cisco
7 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.15%) Juniper
8 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.08%) Databricks
10 2 (3.08%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (3.08%) F5
11 1 (1.54%) Google
11 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com