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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 125 161
Rank change year-on-year +35 +36  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 184 162 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.41% 1.84% 1.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.80% 15.30% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 103 73
Median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £362 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Puppet is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 844 1059 1033
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.05% 12.02% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 622 573
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 39
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.50 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.19% +67.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.23 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Puppet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +3 45 £500 +11.11% 13
Hampshire -5 43 £500 +17.64% 9
Berkshire +18 28 £450 -2.70% 15
Oxfordshire +5 28 £500 +14.28% 3
West Sussex +42 25 £475 - 3
Sussex - 7 £463 -
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £581 +22.36% 1
Middlesex +15 5 £500 -
East Sussex -3 3 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 267 (80.66%) Linux
2 196 (59.21%) DevOps
3 178 (53.78%) Opscode Chef
4 122 (36.86%) Red Hat
5 121 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (36.56%) Ansible
6 116 (35.05%) Jenkins
7 113 (34.14%) Python
8 111 (33.53%) Java
9 103 (31.12%) Docker
10 102 (30.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 100 (30.21%) Git (software)
12 97 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
13 93 (28.10%) MongoDB
14 86 (25.98%) Configuration Management
15 85 (25.68%) VMware
16 70 (21.15%) Open Source
17 69 (20.85%) SQL
18 63 (19.03%) Security Cleared
18 63 (19.03%) Continuous Integration
19 62 (18.73%) Unix
20 61 (18.43%) SC Cleared
20 61 (18.43%) NoSQL
21 58 (17.52%) Perl
22 57 (17.22%) Windows
22 57 (17.22%) CentOS
22 57 (17.22%) Ruby
22 57 (17.22%) JSON
23 56 (16.92%) Apache
24 55 (16.62%) MySQL

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 56 (16.92%) Apache
2 48 (14.50%) JBoss
3 44 (13.29%) OpenStack
4 38 (11.48%) Tomcat
5 28 (8.46%) WebLogic
6 21 (6.34%) Confluence
7 20 (6.04%) WebSphere
8 17 (5.14%) nginx
9 12 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (3.02%) Drupal
10 10 (3.02%) IIS
11 9 (2.72%) WordPress
12 8 (2.42%) CMS
13 6 (1.81%) MS Exchange
14 4 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.91%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.91%) Skype for Business
16 2 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
16 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 97 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (14.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (10.88%) GitHub
4 25 (7.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (5.14%) IaaS
6 16 (4.83%) PaaS
7 13 (3.93%) Amazon S3
8 11 (3.32%) SaaS
9 10 (3.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (2.11%) Google Analytics
12 6 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.91%) AWS OpsWorks
13 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.91%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.60%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.37%) Firewall
2 30 (9.06%) DNS
3 26 (7.85%) TCP/IP
4 25 (7.55%) SSL
5 21 (6.34%) HTTP
6 12 (3.63%) LAN
6 12 (3.63%) SAN
6 12 (3.63%) WAN
7 11 (3.32%) HTTPS
7 11 (3.32%) VPN
8 7 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (2.11%) LDAP
9 5 (1.51%) Internet
9 5 (1.51%) Network Security
9 5 (1.51%) VLAN
9 5 (1.51%) VSAN
10 4 (1.21%) IPv4
10 4 (1.21%) IPv6
11 3 (0.91%) MPLS
11 3 (0.91%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (28.10%) MongoDB
2 61 (18.43%) NoSQL
3 55 (16.62%) MySQL
4 45 (13.60%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (8.46%) Redis
6 25 (7.55%) Relational Database
7 21 (6.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (5.14%) SQL Server
9 11 (3.32%) RDBMS
10 10 (3.02%) Big Data
10 10 (3.02%) CouchDB
11 8 (2.42%) Hadoop
12 7 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.21%) DB2
13 4 (1.21%) InfluxDB
13 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.91%) HBase
14 3 (0.91%) IBM BigInsights
14 3 (0.91%) Impala
14 3 (0.91%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 116 (35.05%) Jenkins
2 100 (30.21%) Git (software)
3 47 (14.20%) IntelliJ
4 25 (7.55%) Subversion
5 23 (6.95%) JIRA
6 18 (5.44%) Selenium
7 16 (4.83%) Eclipse
7 16 (4.83%) JUnit
8 14 (4.23%) Ant
8 14 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (3.93%) Vagrant
10 12 (3.63%) Bitbucket
11 10 (3.02%) Maven
12 9 (2.72%) Hudson
12 9 (2.72%) Mercurial
13 8 (2.42%) Cucumber
13 8 (2.42%) gulp
13 8 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.11%) Gatling
14 7 (2.11%) MSBuild
General
1 19 (5.74%) Finance
2 11 (3.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.11%) Banking
4 5 (1.51%) Legal
5 4 (1.21%) Marketing
6 3 (0.91%) Electronics
6 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Law
6 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.91%) Publishing
6 3 (0.91%) Retail
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.60%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 91 (27.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 68 (20.54%) Developer
3 41 (12.39%) Administrator
3 41 (12.39%) Linux Engineer
4 39 (11.78%) Scala Developer
5 35 (10.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 32 (9.67%) Systems Administrator
7 28 (8.46%) Java Developer
7 28 (8.46%) Linux Administrator
7 28 (8.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 26 (7.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 21 (6.34%) Architect
10 20 (6.04%) Cloud Engineer
11 19 (5.74%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (5.44%) AWS DevOps
12 18 (5.44%) Linux Specialist
12 18 (5.44%) Programmer
13 17 (5.14%) Automation Engineer
14 16 (4.83%) DevOps Administrator
14 16 (4.83%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.22%) JSON
2 51 (15.41%) CSS
2 51 (15.41%) XML
3 48 (14.50%) Play Framework
4 24 (7.25%) Web Services
5 23 (6.95%) Spring
6 21 (6.34%) Node.js
7 20 (6.04%) AngularJS
7 20 (6.04%) HTML
7 20 (6.04%) REST
8 18 (5.44%) Elastic Stack
8 18 (5.44%) HTML5
9 17 (5.14%) SOAP
10 16 (4.83%) EJB
10 16 (4.83%) Hibernate
10 16 (4.83%) J2EE
10 16 (4.83%) J2SE
10 16 (4.83%) LAMP
10 16 (4.83%) Sensu
11 15 (4.53%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.83%) Smart Meter
2 13 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.93%) Video on Demand
3 12 (3.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.42%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.42%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.42%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.81%) FlexPod
6 6 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.51%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.51%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.51%) PKI
7 5 (1.51%) Replication
8 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.60%) User Experience
9 2 (0.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 267 (80.66%) Linux
2 102 (30.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 62 (18.73%) Unix
4 57 (17.22%) CentOS
4 57 (17.22%) Windows
5 21 (6.34%) Ubuntu
6 11 (3.32%) Windows Server
7 10 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.72%) AIX
9 8 (2.42%) Debian
9 8 (2.42%) Solaris
9 8 (2.42%) SUSE
10 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (59.21%) DevOps
2 121 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (25.98%) Configuration Management
4 70 (21.15%) Open Source
5 63 (19.03%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (16.31%) Microservices
7 26 (7.85%) ITIL
8 22 (6.65%) Service Management
9 20 (6.04%) Test Automation
10 19 (5.74%) OO
11 18 (5.44%) Mentoring
12 16 (4.83%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.93%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (3.93%) Continuous Deployment
13 13 (3.93%) TDD
14 12 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (3.63%) MVC
14 12 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (3.32%) DRM
16 10 (3.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 113 (34.14%) Python
2 111 (33.53%) Java
3 69 (20.85%) SQL
4 58 (17.52%) Perl
5 57 (17.22%) Ruby
6 48 (14.50%) Scala
7 41 (12.39%) Bash Shell
8 39 (11.78%) PowerShell
9 31 (9.37%) PHP
10 16 (4.83%) C#
10 16 (4.83%) JavaScript
11 8 (2.42%) Groovy
12 7 (2.11%) Haskell
12 7 (2.11%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.51%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.51%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.91%) C
15 2 (0.60%) C++
15 2 (0.60%) Go
16 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 63 (19.03%) Security Cleared
2 61 (18.43%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.46%) RHCE
4 25 (7.55%) RHCSA
5 21 (6.34%) CISSP
6 18 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.23%) CCNP
8 12 (3.63%) CCNA
9 8 (2.42%) Degree
10 6 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.21%) CCIE
12 4 (1.21%) CCIE Security
12 4 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.21%) GCIH
12 4 (1.21%) GIAC
12 4 (1.21%) MCSE
13 3 (0.91%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.60%) CISM
14 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.42%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.51%) SLA
3 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 103 (31.12%) Docker
2 49 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.74%) Xen
4 16 (4.83%) KVM
5 12 (3.63%) vSphere
6 9 (2.72%) vCloud
7 8 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.51%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.91%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.91%) iptables
9 3 (0.91%) NFS
10 2 (0.60%) Corosync
10 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.30%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.30%) XenApp
11 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 178 (53.78%) Opscode Chef
2 121 (36.56%) Ansible
3 26 (7.85%) Nagios
4 24 (7.25%) logstash
5 23 (6.95%) Terraform
6 20 (6.04%) Grafana
7 17 (5.14%) Red Hat Satellite
8 15 (4.53%) Cobbler
8 15 (4.53%) Kubernetes
9 14 (4.23%) Kibana
10 10 (3.02%) Salt
10 10 (3.02%) vRealize
11 7 (2.11%) vCenter Server
11 7 (2.11%) ZABBIX
12 6 (1.81%) Consul
12 6 (1.81%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.81%) Pingdom
13 5 (1.51%) CFEngine
13 5 (1.51%) Packer
13 5 (1.51%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 122 (36.86%) Red Hat
2 85 (25.68%) VMware
3 39 (11.78%) Oracle
4 22 (6.65%) Splunk
5 16 (4.83%) Cisco
5 16 (4.83%) webMethods
6 15 (4.53%) HP
6 15 (4.53%) SaltStack
7 13 (3.93%) Microsoft
8 12 (3.63%) EMC
8 12 (3.63%) ServiceNow
9 11 (3.32%) AppDynamics
10 10 (3.02%) Google
10 10 (3.02%) IBM
10 10 (3.02%) Zend
11 8 (2.42%) Symantec
12 7 (2.11%) Adobe
12 7 (2.11%) Arqiva
12 7 (2.11%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.81%) PagerDuty
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