Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 116 105
Rank change year-on-year -43 -11 +21
Contract jobs citing Puppet 220 357 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 2.09% 2.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.57% 15.81% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 235 267
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £350
90th Percentile £638 £590 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £61.25 -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -12.50% -21.76%

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 2,081 2,258 1,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.92% 13.21% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,251 1,341 1,103
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £615 £580 £550
England median daily rate £500 £488 £465
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 68 65
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% - -34.58%
England median hourly rate £19.82 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.32% +5.56% -18.18%

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 July 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 15 July 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
Thames Valley -44 79 £513 +2.50% 19
Hampshire -29 62 £445 -11.00% 18
Berkshire -63 47 £513 +13.89% 12
Surrey +13 36 £590 +21.03% 9
Oxfordshire +27 30 £550 -1.79% 5
West Sussex +12 22 £525 +0.19% 3
Kent +8 16 £500 - 1
East Sussex -11 7 £400 -20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 3 £463 -15.83% 2
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 151 (68.64%) Ansible
2 142 (64.55%) DevOps
3 133 (60.45%) Opscode Chef
4 130 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
5 129 (58.64%) Docker
6 115 (52.27%) Linux
7 111 (50.45%) Jenkins
8 107 (48.64%) Kubernetes
9 99 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (38.64%) Configuration Management
12 79 (35.91%) Microsoft Azure
13 68 (30.91%) Java
14 65 (29.55%) Git (software)
15 60 (27.27%) Terraform
16 55 (25.00%) SQL
17 51 (23.18%) Microservices
18 45 (20.45%) Python
19 42 (19.09%) Scrum
20 38 (17.27%) Red Hat
21 37 (16.82%) Continuous Delivery
21 37 (16.82%) Kafka
22 36 (16.36%) RESTful
22 36 (16.36%) Kanban
23 33 (15.00%) Google Cloud Platform
24 31 (14.09%) NoSQL
25 30 (13.64%) Bash Shell
25 30 (13.64%) Unix
26 28 (12.73%) Perl
26 28 (12.73%) Apache

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 28 (12.73%) Apache
2 14 (6.36%) JBoss
3 13 (5.91%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.45%) Apache Spark
5 11 (5.00%) nginx
5 11 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (4.09%) WebSphere
7 7 (3.18%) Confluence
7 7 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (3.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (2.27%) Apache Pig
8 5 (2.27%) IIS
8 5 (2.27%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.36%) Commerce Server
9 3 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.45%) Documentum
10 1 (0.45%) Mule
Business Applications
1 7 (3.18%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 130 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (35.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (15.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 27 (12.27%) Serverless
5 26 (11.82%) AWS Lambda
5 26 (11.82%) PaaS
6 19 (8.64%) OpenShift
7 16 (7.27%) Amazon ECS
7 16 (7.27%) GitHub
8 15 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (6.82%) IaaS
9 13 (5.91%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (5.45%) Amazon Kinesis
11 11 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (4.09%) NuGet
14 7 (3.18%) SaaS
15 4 (1.82%) Amazon Glacier
15 4 (1.82%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.73%) SSL
2 10 (4.55%) HTTP
2 10 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.55%) VPN
3 8 (3.64%) Internet
4 6 (2.73%) DNS
5 4 (1.82%) DSL
5 4 (1.82%) Firewall
5 4 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.36%) SAN
7 2 (0.91%) Network Security
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.45%) DHCP
8 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.45%) MPLS
8 1 (0.45%) Multicast
8 1 (0.45%) SMTP
8 1 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.09%) NoSQL
2 24 (10.91%) MongoDB
3 20 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (8.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (8.64%) Hadoop
5 16 (7.27%) MySQL
6 13 (5.91%) Big Data
6 13 (5.91%) Relational Database
7 11 (5.00%) SQL Server
8 10 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (3.64%) HBase
10 6 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (2.73%) Apache Hive
11 5 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (2.27%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (1.82%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.36%) Amazon Athena
13 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 111 (50.45%) Jenkins
2 65 (29.55%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.73%) Vagrant
4 15 (6.82%) JIRA
4 15 (6.82%) JUnit
5 13 (5.91%) Mockito
5 13 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.45%) Bitbucket
7 9 (4.09%) Artifactory
7 9 (4.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (4.09%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.64%) Maven
8 8 (3.64%) Selenium
9 7 (3.18%) GitLab
10 6 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (2.27%) CA Gen
11 5 (2.27%) git-flow
11 5 (2.27%) Subversion
11 5 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (8.64%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Retail
3 2 (0.91%) Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Advertising
4 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (34.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (15.91%) Developer
3 31 (14.09%) AWS Engineer
4 21 (9.55%) Azure DevOps
4 21 (9.55%) Java Developer
5 20 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
5 20 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
6 19 (8.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 19 (8.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (6.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 14 (6.36%) DevSecOps Engineer
9 14 (6.36%) Lead DevOps
10 13 (5.91%) Senior DevOps
10 13 (5.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 11 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
11 11 (5.00%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.55%) Security Engineer
12 10 (4.55%) Team Leader
13 9 (4.09%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.82%) Kafka
2 36 (16.36%) RESTful
3 21 (9.55%) Middleware
4 20 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
4 20 (9.09%) Spring
5 19 (8.64%) RabbitMQ
6 18 (8.18%) Web Services
7 17 (7.73%) Hibernate
8 15 (6.82%) JMS
9 14 (6.36%) .NET
10 10 (4.55%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.55%) JPA
11 9 (4.09%) .NET Framework
11 9 (4.09%) J2EE
12 8 (3.64%) Node.js
13 7 (3.18%) Spring Boot
14 6 (2.73%) Elastic Stack
14 6 (2.73%) React
15 5 (2.27%) JSON
16 4 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.55%) Cloud Native
4 9 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.73%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.36%) Clustering
9 2 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 115 (52.27%) Linux
2 30 (13.64%) Unix
3 26 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (10.45%) Windows
5 10 (4.55%) AIX
5 10 (4.55%) VMS
6 3 (1.36%) SUSE
6 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.91%) CentOS
7 2 (0.91%) Debian
8 1 (0.45%) Fedora
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (64.55%) DevOps
2 99 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
3 92 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (38.64%) Configuration Management
5 51 (23.18%) Microservices
6 42 (19.09%) Scrum
7 37 (16.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 36 (16.36%) Kanban
9 27 (12.27%) TDD
10 25 (11.36%) ITIL
11 24 (10.91%) Test Automation
12 23 (10.45%) DevSecOps
13 20 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (8.64%) Infrastructure as Code
14 19 (8.64%) Performance Tuning
15 18 (8.18%) Release Management
16 17 (7.73%) High Availability
17 14 (6.36%) Analytics
17 14 (6.36%) Mentoring
18 13 (5.91%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (30.91%) Java
2 55 (25.00%) SQL
3 45 (20.45%) Python
4 30 (13.64%) Bash Shell
5 28 (12.73%) Perl
6 23 (10.45%) Java 8
6 23 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 23 (10.45%) PowerShell
6 23 (10.45%) Ruby
7 13 (5.91%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.09%) Groovy
9 7 (3.18%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.73%) C#
10 6 (2.73%) Korn
11 4 (1.82%) C
12 3 (1.36%) Go
12 3 (1.36%) Haskell
12 3 (1.36%) R
13 2 (0.91%) Scala
14 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.00%) RHCSA
4 8 (3.64%) Degree
4 8 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.82%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.36%) CISM
6 3 (1.36%) CISSP
6 3 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.36%) CREST Certified
6 3 (1.36%) RHCE
7 1 (0.45%) CCNA
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.45%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.82%) NIST
4 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 129 (58.64%) Docker
2 11 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.18%) HDFS
4 7 (3.18%) NFS
5 6 (2.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.82%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.91%) LXC
8 2 (0.91%) oVirt
8 2 (0.91%) RHEV
8 2 (0.91%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.45%) zsh
Systems Management
1 151 (68.64%) Ansible
2 133 (60.45%) Opscode Chef
3 107 (48.64%) Kubernetes
4 60 (27.27%) Terraform
5 9 (4.09%) Salt
6 7 (3.18%) HAProxy
7 6 (2.73%) Prometheus
7 6 (2.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (2.73%) vCenter Server
8 5 (2.27%) Ambari
8 5 (2.27%) Oozie
8 5 (2.27%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.82%) Kibana
10 3 (1.36%) Marathon
10 3 (1.36%) Nessus
10 3 (1.36%) Packer
10 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.36%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.36%) vRealize
10 3 (1.36%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (17.27%) Red Hat
2 24 (10.91%) Google
3 18 (8.18%) Microsoft
4 16 (7.27%) Oracle
4 16 (7.27%) VMware
5 11 (5.00%) New Relic
5 11 (5.00%) webMethods
6 10 (4.55%) SAP
7 9 (4.09%) SaltStack
8 7 (3.18%) Pega
9 6 (2.73%) BEA
9 6 (2.73%) Splunk
10 5 (2.27%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.82%) Black Duck
11 4 (1.82%) IBM
11 4 (1.82%) Qualys
11 4 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.36%) EMC
12 3 (1.36%) Veritas
13 2 (0.91%) Dell