Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 87 96
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 +117
Contract jobs citing Puppet 447 431 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.71% 2.63% 2.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.40% 21.13% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 315 263
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £350
90th Percentile £590 £613 £536
England median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.96% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £41.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.69% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +13.82% -5.38% -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 2,191 2,040 2,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.28% 12.47% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 1,243 1,207
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 57 73
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.97% -47.03% +32.94%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.62 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.73 £43.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Hampshire +43 180 £500 +8.11% 17
Thames Valley -19 135 £488 -2.50% 32
Berkshire -15 79 £465 +14.46% 16
West Sussex +26 69 £528 +7.85% 9
Oxfordshire -15 47 £550 +1.38% 15
Surrey -76 45 £450 -10.00% 10
East Sussex -4 12 £500 -16.67% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 9 £473 +18.25% 1
Kent - 2 - - 3
Middlesex 0 1 £450 -10.00%
Sussex -1 1 £400 -13.51%
M4 Corridor -3 1 £450 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 272 (60.85%) Ansible
2 271 (60.63%) DevOps
3 267 (59.73%) Linux
4 238 (53.24%) Opscode Chef
5 225 (50.34%) Amazon AWS
6 183 (40.94%) Jenkins
7 168 (37.58%) Docker
8 152 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
9 145 (32.44%) Java
10 130 (29.08%) Python
11 126 (28.19%) Configuration Management
12 124 (27.74%) Terraform
13 122 (27.29%) Git (software)
14 106 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
15 105 (23.49%) NoSQL
16 104 (23.27%) Kubernetes
17 100 (22.37%) Windows
18 98 (21.92%) Tomcat
19 96 (21.48%) MongoDB
20 89 (19.91%) JBoss
21 88 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
22 86 (19.24%) TDD
23 85 (19.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 83 (18.57%) Unix
25 81 (18.12%) Red Hat
26 80 (17.90%) Security Cleared
27 74 (16.55%) Spring
28 72 (16.11%) SC Cleared
29 69 (15.44%) Hadoop
30 67 (14.99%) Bash Shell

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 98 (21.92%) Tomcat
2 89 (19.91%) JBoss
3 60 (13.42%) Apache
4 51 (11.41%) Jetty
5 29 (6.49%) WebLogic
6 27 (6.04%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (5.59%) nginx
8 22 (4.92%) OpenStack
9 16 (3.58%) WebSphere
10 9 (2.01%) Apache Solr
10 9 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (1.79%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.79%) Confluence
12 5 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.67%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.22%) Drupal
14 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.22%) IIS
14 1 (0.22%) lighttpd
14 1 (0.22%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 225 (50.34%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (8.50%) GitHub
4 36 (8.05%) Serverless
5 32 (7.16%) PaaS
6 31 (6.94%) IaaS
7 29 (6.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 24 (5.37%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (4.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 19 (4.25%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (4.25%) SaaS
10 17 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (3.58%) Google Analytics
12 13 (2.91%) Amazon Glacier
13 8 (1.79%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.79%) Azure Functions
13 8 (1.79%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 8 (1.79%) Datadog
13 8 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (1.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 52 (11.63%) TCP/IP
2 44 (9.84%) DNS
3 36 (8.05%) HTTP
4 30 (6.71%) SSL
5 26 (5.82%) Firewall
6 19 (4.25%) DHCP
7 18 (4.03%) iSCSI
8 11 (2.46%) Internet
9 8 (1.79%) VPN
10 7 (1.57%) WAN
11 5 (1.12%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.12%) LAN
12 4 (0.89%) L2TP
12 4 (0.89%) MPLS
13 3 (0.67%) SSH
14 2 (0.45%) Junos
14 2 (0.45%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.45%) VXLAN
15 1 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
15 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (23.49%) NoSQL
2 96 (21.48%) MongoDB
3 69 (15.44%) Hadoop
4 43 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (8.05%) MySQL
6 22 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (4.92%) Big Data
7 18 (4.03%) Redis
8 15 (3.36%) Cosmos DB
9 13 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (2.68%) SQL Server
11 10 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (2.24%) Relational Database
12 9 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (2.01%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
14 7 (1.57%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
15 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 183 (40.94%) Jenkins
2 122 (27.29%) Git (software)
3 42 (9.40%) Selenium
4 29 (6.49%) JIRA
5 25 (5.59%) IntelliJ
6 22 (4.92%) Gatling
7 21 (4.70%) Ant
7 21 (4.70%) JUnit
8 20 (4.47%) Cucumber
9 18 (4.03%) Maven
9 18 (4.03%) Vagrant
10 15 (3.36%) NUnit
10 15 (3.36%) Subversion
11 14 (3.13%) MSTest
12 13 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (2.68%) Bitbucket
13 12 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (2.46%) gulp
14 11 (2.46%) Mockito
15 10 (2.24%) Grunt
General
1 19 (4.25%) Finance
2 12 (2.68%) Publishing
3 9 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.34%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.89%) Banking
5 4 (0.89%) Marketing
6 3 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Local Government
7 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 183 (40.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 114 (25.50%) Developer
3 82 (18.34%) Java Developer
4 60 (13.42%) AWS DevOps
5 54 (12.08%) AWS Engineer
6 51 (11.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 36 (8.05%) Linux Engineer
8 27 (6.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (5.15%) Architect
10 20 (4.47%) Automation Engineer
11 13 (2.91%) Administrator
11 13 (2.91%) Middleware Engineer
11 13 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (2.68%) Consultant
12 12 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.46%) Scala Developer
14 10 (2.24%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.24%) Linux Administrator
14 10 (2.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 9 (2.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (16.55%) Spring
2 65 (14.54%) Hibernate
3 43 (9.62%) Node.js
4 36 (8.05%) Web Services
5 29 (6.49%) SOAP
6 28 (6.26%) REST
7 26 (5.82%) JSON
8 22 (4.92%) Kafka
9 21 (4.70%) AngularJS
10 20 (4.47%) CSS
10 20 (4.47%) Play Framework
11 19 (4.25%) Elastic Stack
12 18 (4.03%) J2EE
12 18 (4.03%) Servlets
12 18 (4.03%) XML
13 17 (3.80%) jQuery
14 16 (3.58%) Gherkin
14 16 (3.58%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (3.36%) SAML
16 14 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.63%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (3.80%) Cloud Native
3 15 (3.36%) PKI
4 13 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (2.24%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.34%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.12%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.89%) Clustering
10 4 (0.89%) iSeries
10 4 (0.89%) User Experience
11 3 (0.67%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.45%) Replication
13 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 267 (59.73%) Linux
2 100 (22.37%) Windows
3 85 (19.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 83 (18.57%) Unix
5 54 (12.08%) CentOS
6 39 (8.72%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.24%) Windows Server
8 9 (2.01%) SUSE
9 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.89%) Solaris
10 4 (0.89%) VMS
11 3 (0.67%) Debian
12 2 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.45%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.22%) AIX
13 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.22%) HPUX
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (60.63%) DevOps
2 152 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (28.19%) Configuration Management
4 106 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (19.24%) TDD
6 66 (14.77%) Software Engineering
7 60 (13.42%) BDD
7 60 (13.42%) Test Automation
8 58 (12.98%) Scrum
9 53 (11.86%) Multithreading
10 52 (11.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 50 (11.19%) Open Source
12 47 (10.51%) Deployment Automation
13 42 (9.40%) ITIL
14 41 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (8.95%) Migration
16 39 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
17 35 (7.83%) Microservices
18 30 (6.71%) Analytics
19 27 (6.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (32.44%) Java
2 130 (29.08%) Python
3 67 (14.99%) Bash Shell
4 58 (12.98%) Perl
5 55 (12.30%) Ruby
6 54 (12.08%) SQL
7 39 (8.72%) JavaScript
7 39 (8.72%) PowerShell
8 32 (7.16%) Groovy
9 28 (6.26%) C#
10 25 (5.59%) Scala
11 20 (4.47%) Shell Script
12 17 (3.80%) Haskell
13 13 (2.91%) PHP
14 9 (2.01%) Go
15 7 (1.57%) Java 8
16 5 (1.12%) C++
17 4 (0.89%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 72 (16.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.01%) Degree
4 5 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.67%) RHCE
6 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.46%) QA
2 5 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) GDPR
3 2 (0.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 168 (37.58%) Docker
2 28 (6.26%) Virtual Machines
3 25 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (5.15%) Active Directory
5 20 (4.47%) NFS
6 14 (3.13%) oVirt
6 14 (3.13%) RHEV
7 11 (2.46%) vSphere
8 10 (2.24%) iptables
9 7 (1.57%) KVM
9 7 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (1.34%) Xen
11 5 (1.12%) Squid
12 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
13 3 (0.67%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.45%) Ceph
14 2 (0.45%) GlusterFS
14 2 (0.45%) Postfix
14 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 272 (60.85%) Ansible
2 238 (53.24%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (27.74%) Terraform
4 104 (23.27%) Kubernetes
5 53 (11.86%) Cobbler
6 32 (7.16%) Kibana
7 27 (6.04%) Grafana
8 20 (4.47%) SELinux
9 17 (3.80%) Red Hat Satellite
10 15 (3.36%) Packer
10 15 (3.36%) Salt
11 11 (2.46%) logstash
12 8 (1.79%) Nagios
13 7 (1.57%) Graphite
13 7 (1.57%) Prometheus
13 7 (1.57%) yum
14 6 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (1.34%) ZABBIX
15 5 (1.12%) Consul
15 5 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 81 (18.12%) Red Hat
2 56 (12.53%) VMware
3 50 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 42 (9.40%) Oracle
5 24 (5.37%) Google
6 16 (3.58%) Atlassian
7 14 (3.13%) Adobe
8 13 (2.91%) CA
8 13 (2.91%) Splunk
9 11 (2.46%) New Relic
10 10 (2.24%) BMC
10 10 (2.24%) Cisco
10 10 (2.24%) Remedy
10 10 (2.24%) webMethods
11 9 (2.01%) SaltStack
11 9 (2.01%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.57%) PagerDuty
13 6 (1.34%) Citrix
13 6 (1.34%) Databricks
14 5 (1.12%) Thales