Period
to 19 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 102 113
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 +44
Contract jobs citing Puppet 353 392 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.26% 2.36% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.02% 17.63% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 273 200
South East median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +7.78%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £327
90th Percentile £614 £625 £550
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +51.04% -52.00%

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 2,203 2,223 1,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.08% 13.37% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 1,282 989
South East median daily rate £450 £436 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +8.39% +5.92%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 50 60
South East median hourly rate £13.85 £14.57 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% -21.23% -40.13%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.38 £47.75 £55.84
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.07 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.46% -14.66% -1.23%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 +40 186 £500 +5.26% 10
Thames Valley -71 63 £488 -11.36% 38
West Sussex +29 58 £525 -11.02% 6
Surrey -23 35 £500 - 12
Berkshire -55 31 £450 +5.88% 21
Oxfordshire -17 30 £525 -6.25% 11
Kent +9 8 £425 -22.73% 4
Middlesex +15 3 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire +21 2 £369 -20.27% 6
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 238 (67.42%) Ansible
2 203 (57.51%) DevOps
3 186 (52.69%) Opscode Chef
4 177 (50.14%) Amazon AWS
5 172 (48.73%) Linux
6 161 (45.61%) Jenkins
7 151 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
8 140 (39.66%) Java
9 138 (39.09%) Continuous Integration
10 122 (34.56%) Docker
11 121 (34.28%) Microsoft Azure
12 104 (29.46%) Configuration Management
13 101 (28.61%) NoSQL
14 96 (27.20%) Git (software)
15 93 (26.35%) Kubernetes
16 90 (25.50%) Tomcat
17 82 (23.23%) Python
18 81 (22.95%) Terraform
19 79 (22.38%) TDD
20 76 (21.53%) Windows
21 74 (20.96%) SQL
22 72 (20.40%) JBoss
22 72 (20.40%) MongoDB
23 70 (19.83%) PostgreSQL
24 68 (19.26%) Apache
24 68 (19.26%) Security Cleared
25 67 (18.98%) SC Cleared
25 67 (18.98%) Spring
26 63 (17.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 63 (17.85%) Microservices

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 90 (25.50%) Tomcat
2 72 (20.40%) JBoss
3 68 (19.26%) Apache
4 55 (15.58%) WebLogic
5 36 (10.20%) OpenStack
6 35 (9.92%) WebSphere
7 24 (6.80%) Jetty
8 23 (6.52%) nginx
9 15 (4.25%) Confluence
10 14 (3.97%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (3.40%) Apache Pig
12 11 (3.12%) Apache Spark
13 8 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.57%) Documentum
15 2 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 1 (0.28%) CMS
16 1 (0.28%) Drupal
16 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
16 1 (0.28%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 177 (50.14%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (34.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (12.75%) GitHub
4 33 (9.35%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (6.80%) PaaS
6 23 (6.52%) Serverless
7 20 (5.67%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (5.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (5.10%) IaaS
9 17 (4.82%) Google Analytics
10 15 (4.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (3.68%) SaaS
13 11 (3.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (1.98%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.70%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (1.42%) Datadog
16 5 (1.42%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.61%) TCP/IP
2 32 (9.07%) HTTP
3 29 (8.22%) SSL
4 28 (7.93%) DNS
5 19 (5.38%) Firewall
6 14 (3.97%) iSCSI
7 11 (3.12%) DHCP
8 8 (2.27%) NetScaler
8 8 (2.27%) VPN
9 7 (1.98%) Internet
9 7 (1.98%) MPLS
10 6 (1.70%) LAN
10 6 (1.70%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (1.70%) WAN
11 4 (1.13%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.13%) L2TP
12 3 (0.85%) FTP
13 2 (0.57%) BGP
13 2 (0.57%) DSL
13 2 (0.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (28.61%) NoSQL
2 72 (20.40%) MongoDB
3 70 (19.83%) PostgreSQL
4 57 (16.15%) MySQL
5 51 (14.45%) Hadoop
6 30 (8.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 26 (7.37%) SQL Server
8 24 (6.80%) Big Data
9 23 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (3.40%) Apache Hive
11 9 (2.55%) HBase
11 9 (2.55%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.70%) Data Lake
13 6 (1.70%) MariaDB
14 5 (1.42%) Amazon Athena
14 5 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
15 4 (1.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 161 (45.61%) Jenkins
2 96 (27.20%) Git (software)
3 50 (14.16%) Selenium
4 35 (9.92%) JUnit
5 33 (9.35%) MSTest
5 33 (9.35%) NUnit
5 33 (9.35%) Vagrant
6 28 (7.93%) JIRA
7 24 (6.80%) IntelliJ
8 21 (5.95%) Cucumber
8 21 (5.95%) Eclipse
9 19 (5.38%) Subversion
10 17 (4.82%) Ant
10 17 (4.82%) Gatling
10 17 (4.82%) Grunt
10 17 (4.82%) gulp
10 17 (4.82%) Karma Test Runner
10 17 (4.82%) Maven
10 17 (4.82%) Sublime Text
11 14 (3.97%) Mockito
General
1 21 (5.95%) Finance
2 6 (1.70%) Retail
3 3 (0.85%) Publishing
4 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.28%) Games
5 1 (0.28%) Law
5 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 120 (33.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 109 (30.88%) Developer
3 67 (18.98%) Java Developer
4 42 (11.90%) AWS DevOps
5 40 (11.33%) AWS Engineer
6 35 (9.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 27 (7.65%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (5.95%) Azure DevOps
9 18 (5.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 18 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (4.25%) Senior DevOps
11 14 (3.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.68%) Middleware Engineer
13 12 (3.40%) .NET Developer
13 12 (3.40%) Administrator
13 12 (3.40%) Team Leader
14 11 (3.12%) Architect
14 11 (3.12%) Platform Engineer
15 10 (2.83%) Development Team Leader
15 10 (2.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (18.98%) Spring
2 60 (17.00%) Hibernate
3 36 (10.20%) Kafka
4 26 (7.37%) AngularJS
4 26 (7.37%) Node.js
5 25 (7.08%) JSON
6 24 (6.80%) Middleware
6 24 (6.80%) Play Framework
6 24 (6.80%) SOAP
7 23 (6.52%) CSS
7 23 (6.52%) XML
8 22 (6.23%) J2EE
9 21 (5.95%) EJB
9 21 (5.95%) HTML
9 21 (5.95%) HTML5
9 21 (5.95%) J2SE
9 21 (5.95%) REST
9 21 (5.95%) RESTful
10 20 (5.67%) ActiveMQ
10 20 (5.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.63%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (5.38%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.98%) CMDB
6 6 (1.70%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.57%) Clustering
9 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.28%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.28%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.28%) LPAR
10 1 (0.28%) PKI
10 1 (0.28%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 172 (48.73%) Linux
2 76 (21.53%) Windows
3 63 (17.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (15.30%) Unix
5 23 (6.52%) CentOS
5 23 (6.52%) Ubuntu
6 13 (3.68%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.40%) VMS
8 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.42%) AIX
9 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.13%) Debian
11 3 (0.85%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.57%) SUSE
13 1 (0.28%) HPUX
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (57.51%) DevOps
2 151 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (39.09%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (29.46%) Configuration Management
5 79 (22.38%) TDD
6 63 (17.85%) Microservices
7 61 (17.28%) Migration
8 58 (16.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 56 (15.86%) Scrum
10 48 (13.60%) OO
10 48 (13.60%) Test Automation
11 41 (11.61%) Kanban
12 38 (10.76%) High Availability
13 37 (10.48%) ITIL
14 36 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
15 35 (9.92%) Open Source
16 33 (9.35%) Software Engineering
17 32 (9.07%) Analytics
17 32 (9.07%) Multithreading
18 31 (8.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 140 (39.66%) Java
2 82 (23.23%) Python
3 74 (20.96%) SQL
4 49 (13.88%) Perl
5 40 (11.33%) PowerShell
6 36 (10.20%) Ruby
7 34 (9.63%) Bash Shell
7 34 (9.63%) JavaScript
8 27 (7.65%) Java 8
9 24 (6.80%) Scala
10 22 (6.23%) C#
11 19 (5.38%) Groovy
12 17 (4.82%) Haskell
13 12 (3.40%) Shell Script
14 11 (3.12%) VB.NET
15 9 (2.55%) C++
16 7 (1.98%) C
17 6 (1.70%) Go
18 5 (1.42%) Apple Swift
18 5 (1.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 68 (19.26%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.98%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.53%) Degree
4 8 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.42%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.13%) CISM
6 4 (1.13%) CISSP
6 4 (1.13%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) APMP
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.55%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.13%) SLA
3 3 (0.85%) QA
4 2 (0.57%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) GPG13
5 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
System Software
1 122 (34.56%) Docker
2 17 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.25%) NFS
4 10 (2.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (2.55%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.55%) HDFS
6 8 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.98%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.42%) OpenAM
8 5 (1.42%) OpenDJ
8 5 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.42%) Squid
8 5 (1.42%) VirtualBox
8 5 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.42%) vSphere
9 4 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.85%) iptables
10 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.57%) LXC
Systems Management
1 238 (67.42%) Ansible
2 186 (52.69%) Opscode Chef
3 93 (26.35%) Kubernetes
4 81 (22.95%) Terraform
5 24 (6.80%) Cobbler
5 24 (6.80%) Packer
6 20 (5.67%) Grafana
7 19 (5.38%) Kibana
8 12 (3.40%) Red Hat Satellite
9 11 (3.12%) SELinux
10 9 (2.55%) Ambari
10 9 (2.55%) Oozie
11 7 (1.98%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.42%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.42%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.42%) Nessus
12 5 (1.42%) Salt
12 5 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.13%) Consul
13 4 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 61 (17.28%) Microsoft
1 61 (17.28%) Oracle
2 50 (14.16%) Red Hat
3 33 (9.35%) VMware
4 28 (7.93%) Google
5 26 (7.37%) Atlassian
6 17 (4.82%) ServiceNow
7 16 (4.53%) webMethods
8 15 (4.25%) Cisco
9 12 (3.40%) Splunk
10 11 (3.12%) Adobe
11 10 (2.83%) New Relic
12 9 (2.55%) CA
13 8 (2.27%) Citrix
14 7 (1.98%) SaltStack
15 6 (1.70%) McAfee
16 5 (1.42%) Dynatrace
16 5 (1.42%) ForgeRock
16 5 (1.42%) Qualys
16 5 (1.42%) SAP