Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 85 92
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 +115
Contract jobs citing Puppet 481 435 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.83% 2.60% 2.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.37% 20.23% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 316 259
South East median daily rate £500 £490 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +5.95% +15.05%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
90th Percentile £588 £618 £538
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
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 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -45.83%

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 2,361 2,150 1,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.88% 12.83% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,387 1,323 1,117
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 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 59 62
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -51.30% +43.75%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.98 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.52 £43.30 £59.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £20.73
% change year-on-year +2.53% -17.67% +3.65%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +51 235 £500 +11.11% 19
Thames Valley -40 107 £488 -2.50% 29
West Sussex +25 81 £500 -0.50% 13
Berkshire -25 62 £470 +17.50% 17
Surrey -56 43 £475 -5.00% 12
Oxfordshire -26 37 £525 -4.55% 10
Buckinghamshire +20 8 £511 +29.84% 2
East Sussex -21 8 £513 -14.58%
Middlesex +7 2 - -
Kent 0 2 - - 2
Sussex +3 1 £400 -13.51%
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 313 (65.07%) Ansible
2 275 (57.17%) Linux
3 261 (54.26%) Opscode Chef
4 257 (53.43%) DevOps
5 241 (50.10%) Amazon AWS
6 189 (39.29%) Jenkins
7 179 (37.21%) Java
8 166 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
9 157 (32.64%) Docker
10 139 (28.90%) Tomcat
11 137 (28.48%) NoSQL
12 130 (27.03%) Configuration Management
13 128 (26.61%) Continuous Integration
14 125 (25.99%) Git (software)
15 121 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
16 120 (24.95%) Python
17 118 (24.53%) JBoss
18 113 (23.49%) TDD
19 110 (22.87%) Windows
20 108 (22.45%) MongoDB
21 107 (22.25%) Terraform
22 100 (20.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 100 (20.79%) Kubernetes
23 96 (19.96%) Spring
24 94 (19.54%) Security Cleared
25 89 (18.50%) Unix
25 89 (18.50%) Red Hat
26 85 (17.67%) SC Cleared
27 84 (17.46%) Hibernate
28 83 (17.26%) Hadoop

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
1 139 (28.90%) Tomcat
2 118 (24.53%) JBoss
3 77 (16.01%) Apache
4 64 (13.31%) Jetty
5 56 (11.64%) WebLogic
6 39 (8.11%) OpenStack
7 34 (7.07%) WebSphere
8 31 (6.44%) nginx
9 21 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (1.87%) Confluence
12 7 (1.46%) Apache Pig
13 6 (1.25%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
16 1 (0.21%) IIS
16 1 (0.21%) lighttpd
16 1 (0.21%) OpenROAD
16 1 (0.21%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 241 (50.10%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (10.40%) GitHub
4 33 (6.86%) IaaS
5 31 (6.44%) Serverless
6 28 (5.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 27 (5.61%) PaaS
8 25 (5.20%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (4.57%) Google Analytics
10 20 (4.16%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (3.33%) SaaS
12 15 (3.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (1.87%) Amazon Glacier
14 9 (1.87%) Amazon S3
15 7 (1.46%) Route 53
16 5 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (1.04%) Azure Functions
17 4 (0.83%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 65 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 47 (9.77%) DNS
3 44 (9.15%) HTTP
4 37 (7.69%) SSL
5 29 (6.03%) Firewall
6 22 (4.57%) iSCSI
7 19 (3.95%) DHCP
8 11 (2.29%) VPN
9 10 (2.08%) WAN
10 9 (1.87%) Internet
11 8 (1.66%) LAN
11 8 (1.66%) MPLS
12 7 (1.46%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.25%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.25%) L2TP
13 6 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (0.83%) FTP
14 4 (0.83%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.83%) Junos
15 3 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (28.48%) NoSQL
2 108 (22.45%) MongoDB
3 83 (17.26%) Hadoop
4 61 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (11.23%) MySQL
6 24 (4.99%) Big Data
6 24 (4.99%) SQL Server
7 22 (4.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
9 16 (3.33%) Redis
10 11 (2.29%) Cosmos DB
11 10 (2.08%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.46%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.46%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.04%) Data Lake
15 4 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
15 4 (0.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
15 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 189 (39.29%) Jenkins
2 125 (25.99%) Git (software)
3 57 (11.85%) Selenium
4 32 (6.65%) IntelliJ
4 32 (6.65%) NUnit
5 31 (6.44%) MSTest
6 28 (5.82%) Gatling
7 26 (5.41%) Cucumber
7 26 (5.41%) JIRA
7 26 (5.41%) JUnit
7 26 (5.41%) Vagrant
8 25 (5.20%) Ant
9 21 (4.37%) Subversion
10 19 (3.95%) Eclipse
10 19 (3.95%) gulp
11 18 (3.74%) Grunt
11 18 (3.74%) Karma Test Runner
11 18 (3.74%) Sublime Text
12 17 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 27 (5.61%) Finance
2 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
3 4 (0.83%) Publishing
4 3 (0.62%) Marketing
5 2 (0.42%) Law
5 2 (0.42%) Retail
6 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.21%) Automotive
6 1 (0.21%) Banking
6 1 (0.21%) Games
6 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 167 (34.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 147 (30.56%) Developer
3 105 (21.83%) Java Developer
4 53 (11.02%) AWS DevOps
5 48 (9.98%) AWS Engineer
6 45 (9.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 40 (8.32%) Linux Engineer
8 24 (4.99%) Architect
9 21 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (3.74%) Middleware Engineer
11 15 (3.12%) Administrator
12 13 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
12 13 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (2.49%) Linux Administrator
13 12 (2.49%) Senior DevOps
14 11 (2.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 10 (2.08%) .NET Developer
15 10 (2.08%) Consultant
15 10 (2.08%) Scala Developer
16 9 (1.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (19.96%) Spring
2 84 (17.46%) Hibernate
3 38 (7.90%) Node.js
4 33 (6.86%) SOAP
5 29 (6.03%) JSON
6 27 (5.61%) Play Framework
6 27 (5.61%) REST
7 26 (5.41%) AngularJS
7 26 (5.41%) CSS
8 25 (5.20%) Kafka
8 25 (5.20%) XML
9 24 (4.99%) jQuery
9 24 (4.99%) Servlets
10 23 (4.78%) J2EE
10 23 (4.78%) Web Services
11 22 (4.57%) Gherkin
12 20 (4.16%) Elastic Stack
12 20 (4.16%) HTML
13 19 (3.95%) EJB
13 19 (3.95%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.70%) Cloud Native
5 12 (2.49%) PKI
6 8 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (1.66%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.25%) CMDB
7 6 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.83%) Clustering
8 4 (0.83%) iSeries
8 4 (0.83%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.42%) Replication
10 2 (0.42%) User Experience
11 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.21%) LPAR
11 1 (0.21%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 275 (57.17%) Linux
2 110 (22.87%) Windows
3 100 (20.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 89 (18.50%) Unix
5 57 (11.85%) CentOS
6 42 (8.73%) Ubuntu
7 16 (3.33%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.46%) SUSE
10 5 (1.04%) Solaris
11 4 (0.83%) AIX
11 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.83%) Debian
11 4 (0.83%) VMS
12 3 (0.62%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.42%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.42%) HPUX
14 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (53.43%) DevOps
2 166 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (27.03%) Configuration Management
4 128 (26.61%) Continuous Integration
5 113 (23.49%) TDD
6 73 (15.18%) BDD
6 73 (15.18%) Software Engineering
7 70 (14.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 70 (14.55%) Migration
8 64 (13.31%) Test Automation
9 63 (13.10%) Multithreading
10 58 (12.06%) Scrum
11 54 (11.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 54 (11.23%) Open Source
12 49 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
13 47 (9.77%) ITIL
14 41 (8.52%) Microservices
15 39 (8.11%) Analytics
15 39 (8.11%) OO
16 31 (6.44%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 179 (37.21%) Java
2 120 (24.95%) Python
3 69 (14.35%) Bash Shell
4 67 (13.93%) Perl
5 60 (12.47%) SQL
6 53 (11.02%) Ruby
7 47 (9.77%) PowerShell
8 37 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 33 (6.86%) Groovy
10 30 (6.24%) Scala
11 27 (5.61%) C#
12 25 (5.20%) Shell Script
13 23 (4.78%) Haskell
14 11 (2.29%) C++
14 11 (2.29%) PHP
15 8 (1.66%) Go
16 7 (1.46%) Java 8
16 7 (1.46%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.83%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 94 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 85 (17.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.08%) Degree
4 5 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.83%) RHCE
6 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.21%) ISEB
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.29%) QA
2 8 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.25%) SLA
4 3 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.21%) GPG13
5 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 157 (32.64%) Docker
2 34 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.20%) NFS
3 25 (5.20%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (3.53%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.08%) vSphere
6 9 (1.87%) oVirt
6 9 (1.87%) RHEV
7 8 (1.66%) iptables
7 8 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (1.25%) KVM
9 6 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.04%) HDFS
10 5 (1.04%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.04%) OpenAM
10 5 (1.04%) OpenDJ
10 5 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.04%) Squid
10 5 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 313 (65.07%) Ansible
2 261 (54.26%) Opscode Chef
3 107 (22.25%) Terraform
4 100 (20.79%) Kubernetes
5 66 (13.72%) Cobbler
6 33 (6.86%) Grafana
7 32 (6.65%) Kibana
8 25 (5.20%) Packer
9 23 (4.78%) Red Hat Satellite
9 23 (4.78%) SELinux
10 10 (2.08%) Salt
10 10 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (1.66%) Nagios
12 7 (1.46%) Graphite
12 7 (1.46%) logstash
12 7 (1.46%) Prometheus
13 6 (1.25%) Ambari
13 6 (1.25%) Consul
14 5 (1.04%) yum
14 5 (1.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (18.50%) Red Hat
2 70 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 66 (13.72%) VMware
4 62 (12.89%) Oracle
5 34 (7.07%) Google
6 24 (4.99%) Atlassian
7 22 (4.57%) Cisco
8 18 (3.74%) Adobe
8 18 (3.74%) Splunk
8 18 (3.74%) webMethods
9 16 (3.33%) CA
10 15 (3.12%) ServiceNow
11 12 (2.49%) Citrix
12 11 (2.29%) BMC
12 11 (2.29%) Remedy
13 8 (1.66%) SaltStack
14 7 (1.46%) New Relic
15 5 (1.04%) ForgeRock
15 5 (1.04%) IBM
15 5 (1.04%) McAfee