Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 91 120
Rank change year-on-year -18 +29 +82
Contract jobs citing Puppet 376 395 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.25% 2.48% 2.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.89% 20.62% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 296 269
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £357
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
South East median hourly rate £61.25 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.59% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £51.13
% change year-on-year -12.50% -21.76% +7.63%

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 2,226 1,916 2,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.31% 12.01% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,318 1,143 1,358
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £586 £550 £538
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 57 75
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £14.85 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.95% -40.60% +23.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.90 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.70 £58.75
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.39 £21.54
% change year-on-year +10.70% -19.27% +5.07%

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 15 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the South East over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 August 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 +11 160 £475 +2.43% 38
Berkshire +17 110 £450 +5.88% 18
Hampshire +3 103 £525 +16.67% 18
West Sussex -2 46 £500 +5.26% 7
Oxfordshire -23 41 £545 +14.74% 17
Surrey -85 41 £465 -7.00% 22
East Sussex +4 14 £500 -23.08% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 9 £550 -5.46% 3
Sussex -1 6 £508 +9.73%
Middlesex -7 2 £431 -13.80% 1
Kent +14 1 - - 3
M4 Corridor -4 1 £450 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 265 (70.48%) DevOps
2 233 (61.97%) Linux
3 214 (56.91%) Ansible
4 190 (50.53%) Opscode Chef
5 169 (44.95%) Amazon AWS
6 164 (43.62%) Jenkins
7 157 (41.76%) Docker
8 124 (32.98%) Python
8 124 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
9 123 (32.71%) Terraform
10 115 (30.59%) Configuration Management
11 95 (25.27%) Java
12 94 (25.00%) Windows
13 89 (23.67%) Git (software)
14 83 (22.07%) Continuous Integration
15 78 (20.74%) Unix
15 78 (20.74%) Kubernetes
16 67 (17.82%) MongoDB
17 66 (17.55%) Bash Shell
17 66 (17.55%) Red Hat
18 64 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 62 (16.49%) NoSQL
20 58 (15.43%) PowerShell
21 57 (15.16%) Open Source
22 56 (14.89%) Node.js
22 56 (14.89%) Ruby
23 55 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
24 53 (14.10%) Deployment Automation
24 53 (14.10%) Tomcat
25 52 (13.83%) VMware

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 53 (14.10%) Tomcat
2 40 (10.64%) JBoss
3 33 (8.78%) Apache
4 27 (7.18%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (6.91%) Jetty
5 26 (6.91%) nginx
6 18 (4.79%) Confluence
7 17 (4.52%) WebLogic
8 14 (3.72%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (3.19%) Apache Spark
10 10 (2.66%) Apache Solr
10 10 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (2.13%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.80%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.27%) Drupal
14 1 (0.27%) IIS
14 1 (0.27%) lighttpd
14 1 (0.27%) Mule
14 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 169 (44.95%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (10.90%) Serverless
4 40 (10.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 35 (9.31%) Amazon EC2
6 32 (8.51%) GitHub
7 30 (7.98%) PaaS
8 27 (7.18%) IaaS
9 25 (6.65%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (4.52%) SaaS
11 16 (4.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (3.99%) Google Analytics
13 13 (3.46%) AWS CodePipeline
14 10 (2.66%) Amazon Glacier
15 9 (2.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 9 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (2.13%) Azure Functions
16 8 (2.13%) Datadog
17 7 (1.86%) Amazon S3
17 7 (1.86%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.17%) TCP/IP
2 40 (10.64%) HTTP
3 32 (8.51%) SSL
4 25 (6.65%) DNS
5 11 (2.93%) DHCP
6 9 (2.39%) Firewall
7 6 (1.60%) DOCSIS
7 6 (1.60%) Internet
7 6 (1.60%) VPN
7 6 (1.60%) WAN
8 5 (1.33%) SNMP
9 4 (1.06%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.06%) LAN
10 3 (0.80%) FTP
10 3 (0.80%) NAS
10 3 (0.80%) SAN
11 2 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.53%) Junos
11 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.53%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.82%) MongoDB
2 62 (16.49%) NoSQL
3 46 (12.23%) Hadoop
4 25 (6.65%) Big Data
5 21 (5.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (4.26%) MySQL
6 16 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.72%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (2.93%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (2.93%) Redis
9 10 (2.66%) Data Lake
10 9 (2.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.39%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (2.39%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.39%) SQL Server
11 8 (2.13%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.60%) Neo4j
13 5 (1.33%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 164 (43.62%) Jenkins
2 89 (23.67%) Git (software)
3 40 (10.64%) JIRA
4 37 (9.84%) Ant
5 29 (7.71%) Selenium
6 24 (6.38%) Cucumber
7 22 (5.85%) JUnit
8 19 (5.05%) IntelliJ
9 17 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (4.52%) Bitbucket
10 16 (4.26%) Gatling
10 16 (4.26%) Gradle
10 16 (4.26%) MSBuild
11 14 (3.72%) gulp
11 14 (3.72%) Maven
11 14 (3.72%) TeamCity
12 12 (3.19%) Vagrant
12 12 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (2.93%) Artifactory
14 10 (2.66%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (3.72%) Telecoms
2 10 (2.66%) Publishing
3 6 (1.60%) Finance
4 5 (1.33%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.33%) Banking
5 4 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (0.53%) Automotive
6 2 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 169 (44.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (20.74%) Developer
3 60 (15.96%) AWS Engineer
4 57 (15.16%) AWS DevOps
5 55 (14.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 44 (11.70%) Java Developer
7 36 (9.57%) Cloud Engineer
8 27 (7.18%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (6.65%) Automation Engineer
10 21 (5.59%) Architect
11 18 (4.79%) Consultant
12 17 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.99%) Scala Developer
14 13 (3.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 12 (3.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 9 (2.39%) Azure Engineer
16 9 (2.39%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (2.39%) Deployment Engineer
16 9 (2.39%) Development Engineer
17 8 (2.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (14.89%) Node.js
2 46 (12.23%) Spring
2 46 (12.23%) Web Services
3 41 (10.90%) Hibernate
4 38 (10.11%) REST
5 35 (9.31%) SOAP
6 26 (6.91%) JSON
7 20 (5.32%) AngularJS
7 20 (5.32%) CSS
7 20 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (5.05%) J2EE
8 19 (5.05%) Kafka
9 18 (4.79%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (4.79%) Servlets
10 17 (4.52%) Play Framework
10 17 (4.52%) XML
11 16 (4.26%) Gherkin
12 14 (3.72%) EJB
12 14 (3.72%) HTML
12 14 (3.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.71%) Linux Command Line
2 26 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (5.05%) Cloud Native
5 14 (3.72%) PKI
6 10 (2.66%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.06%) Clustering
8 4 (1.06%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.06%) iSeries
8 4 (1.06%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.80%) e-Health
9 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.53%) User Experience
10 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 233 (61.97%) Linux
2 94 (25.00%) Windows
3 78 (20.74%) Unix
4 64 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (11.17%) CentOS
6 33 (8.78%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.39%) Solaris
7 9 (2.39%) SUSE
8 6 (1.60%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.80%) DC/OS
10 3 (0.80%) Debian
10 3 (0.80%) HPUX
11 2 (0.53%) AIX
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.53%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.27%) Android
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (70.48%) DevOps
2 124 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (30.59%) Configuration Management
4 83 (22.07%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (15.16%) Open Source
6 53 (14.10%) Deployment Automation
7 46 (12.23%) Test Automation
8 44 (11.70%) Software Engineering
9 43 (11.44%) TDD
10 36 (9.57%) Scrum
11 31 (8.24%) BDD
12 30 (7.98%) Microservices
13 29 (7.71%) Service Management
14 28 (7.45%) Analytics
14 28 (7.45%) Multithreading
15 27 (7.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 25 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (6.65%) Migration
17 23 (6.12%) Collaborative Working
17 23 (6.12%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 124 (32.98%) Python
2 95 (25.27%) Java
3 66 (17.55%) Bash Shell
4 58 (15.43%) PowerShell
5 56 (14.89%) Ruby
6 46 (12.23%) Perl
7 44 (11.70%) SQL
8 42 (11.17%) JavaScript
9 31 (8.24%) Groovy
10 29 (7.71%) C#
11 23 (6.12%) Scala
12 19 (5.05%) Haskell
13 13 (3.46%) PHP
14 11 (2.93%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.06%) Java 8
16 3 (0.80%) C++
16 3 (0.80%) Go
17 2 (0.53%) Apex Code
17 2 (0.53%) AWK
18 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.46%) Degree
4 9 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.33%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.80%) RHCE
7 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.27%) LPIC
7 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.27%) MCP
7 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.27%) OCA
7 1 (0.27%) OCP
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) RHCA
7 1 (0.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.86%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) GCP
2 4 (1.06%) SLA
3 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (41.76%) Docker
2 27 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.93%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.66%) oVirt
5 10 (2.66%) RHEV
6 8 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (1.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (1.86%) iptables
7 7 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.60%) KVM
8 6 (1.60%) NFS
8 6 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.60%) vSphere
8 6 (1.60%) Xen
9 4 (1.06%) Apache Flume
9 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.80%) HDFS
11 2 (0.53%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 214 (56.91%) Ansible
2 190 (50.53%) Opscode Chef
3 123 (32.71%) Terraform
4 78 (20.74%) Kubernetes
5 41 (10.90%) Salt
6 32 (8.51%) Kibana
7 28 (7.45%) Cobbler
8 24 (6.38%) Packer
9 22 (5.85%) Grafana
10 12 (3.19%) Automic
11 11 (2.93%) logstash
12 9 (2.39%) SELinux
13 8 (2.13%) ZABBIX
14 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (1.60%) yum
15 5 (1.33%) Prometheus
15 5 (1.33%) SCCM
15 5 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
16 4 (1.06%) Nagios
16 4 (1.06%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 66 (17.55%) Red Hat
2 52 (13.83%) VMware
3 51 (13.56%) Oracle
4 30 (7.98%) Microsoft
5 24 (6.38%) Google
6 17 (4.52%) SAP
7 16 (4.26%) CA
8 14 (3.72%) Adobe
9 12 (3.19%) NetApp
10 11 (2.93%) New Relic
11 10 (2.66%) Splunk
11 10 (2.66%) webMethods
12 8 (2.13%) BMC
12 8 (2.13%) Cisco
12 8 (2.13%) Remedy
13 7 (1.86%) IBM
13 7 (1.86%) PagerDuty
13 7 (1.86%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.60%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.60%) Databricks