Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 September 2020 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 141 90
Rank change year-on-year +10 -51 +21
Contract jobs citing Puppet 238 864 1,475
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.74% 1.83% 2.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.12% 12.84% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 589 1,036
Median daily rate £475 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £314 £388 £363
90th Percentile £590 £650 £607
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -8.50%
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% +6.46%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,964 6,727 6,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.40% 14.24% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,205 4,300 4,262
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £272 £256 £263
90th Percentile £606 £615 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 225 295
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.83% +17.14% +0.36%
10th Percentile £12.52 £12.00 £11.93
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.25 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +62.79% +14.97% +3.89%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the UK excluding London

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Puppet in the UK excluding London

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Puppet in the UK excluding London

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for Puppet in the UK excluding London

Puppet
Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Puppet in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Puppet in the UK excluding London

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 September 2020. 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
North of England +20 109 £450 -10.00% 43
South East +72 55 £510 -4.76% 20
Yorkshire +25 45 £425 -11.46% 17
North West +12 44 £500 -4.76% 25
East of England +69 24 £425 -15.00% 11
South West +43 23 £481 -8.43% 20
North East +19 20 £485 -2.02% 1
Midlands +23 18 £375 -28.57% 22
West Midlands +20 12 £450 -10.00% 18
Scotland -16 8 £438 -12.50% 6
East Midlands +36 5 £315 -40.00% 4
Wales +21 1 £350 -22.22% 9
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 156 (65.55%) Linux
2 132 (55.46%) Ansible
3 126 (52.94%) DevOps
4 123 (51.68%) Terraform
5 112 (47.06%) Jenkins
6 101 (42.44%) Docker
6 101 (42.44%) AWS
6 101 (42.44%) Configuration Management
7 96 (40.34%) Python
8 90 (37.82%) Opscode Chef
9 83 (34.87%) Kubernetes
10 81 (34.03%) Git (software)
11 80 (33.61%) Windows
12 75 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 70 (29.41%) Bash Shell
14 59 (24.79%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (23.11%) Java
16 54 (22.69%) Test Automation
17 53 (22.27%) Azure
18 52 (21.85%) Security Cleared
19 49 (20.59%) JIRA
20 48 (20.17%) GitLab
21 47 (19.75%) SC Cleared
22 42 (17.65%) Unix
23 40 (16.81%) PowerShell
24 39 (16.39%) Packer
25 37 (15.55%) GitHub
25 37 (15.55%) CentOS
25 37 (15.55%) Finance

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 30 (12.61%) Confluence
2 13 (5.46%) Apache
3 10 (4.20%) JBoss
4 6 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (2.52%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.68%) Mule
6 3 (1.26%) nginx
7 2 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.84%) IIS
7 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.42%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 101 (42.44%) AWS
2 53 (22.27%) Azure
3 37 (15.55%) GitHub
4 19 (7.98%) Amazon S3
4 19 (7.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (4.62%) Route 53
8 10 (4.20%) Coveralls
9 9 (3.78%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (3.78%) Serverless
10 7 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (2.94%) AWS CloudTrail
10 7 (2.94%) GCP
10 7 (2.94%) OpenShift
11 5 (2.10%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.68%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 4 (1.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.08%) Firewall
2 22 (9.24%) DNS
3 20 (8.40%) HTTP
4 17 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
4 17 (7.14%) VLAN
5 10 (4.20%) SNMP
6 7 (2.94%) SSL
7 5 (2.10%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.68%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.68%) Skype
8 4 (1.68%) SSH
9 3 (1.26%) DHCP
10 2 (0.84%) Internet
11 1 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.42%) FTP
11 1 (0.42%) Network Security
11 1 (0.42%) SAN
11 1 (0.42%) SMTP
11 1 (0.42%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.66%) MySQL
2 19 (7.98%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (7.56%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.30%) Hadoop
4 15 (6.30%) Relational Database
5 13 (5.46%) MongoDB
5 13 (5.46%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (5.04%) Big Data
7 11 (4.62%) MariaDB
8 10 (4.20%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (2.52%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.42%) Apache Zeppelin
11 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 112 (47.06%) Jenkins
2 81 (34.03%) Git (software)
3 49 (20.59%) JIRA
4 48 (20.17%) GitLab
5 21 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (8.82%) JUnit
6 18 (7.56%) Bitbucket
6 18 (7.56%) SonarQube
7 15 (6.30%) Maven
8 14 (5.88%) Gradle
8 14 (5.88%) TeamCity
9 11 (4.62%) Bitbucket Server
9 11 (4.62%) Subversion
10 10 (4.20%) Selenium
11 7 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (2.52%) CA Gen
12 6 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (2.10%) Cucumber
14 4 (1.68%) Mockito
14 4 (1.68%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (15.55%) Finance
2 23 (9.66%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.10%) Banking
4 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.84%) Games
5 2 (0.84%) Marketing
5 2 (0.84%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (0.84%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (34.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (15.13%) Linux Engineer
3 31 (13.03%) AWS Engineer
4 22 (9.24%) Administrator
5 21 (8.82%) AWS DevOps
5 21 (8.82%) Developer
6 20 (8.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.30%) Azure Engineer
8 14 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 12 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Consultant
10 10 (4.20%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Linux Administrator
10 10 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) Architect
11 9 (3.78%) Cloud Administrator
11 9 (3.78%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (3.36%) Automation Engineer
12 8 (3.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.40%) REST
2 15 (6.30%) J2EE
3 13 (5.46%) Swagger
4 12 (5.04%) .NET
4 12 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (4.62%) Kafka
5 11 (4.62%) Middleware
5 11 (4.62%) Web Services
6 9 (3.78%) gRPC
6 9 (3.78%) HTML
6 9 (3.78%) RESTful
7 8 (3.36%) SOAP
7 8 (3.36%) Software Packaging
8 7 (2.94%) CSS
8 7 (2.94%) HTML5
8 7 (2.94%) XML
9 6 (2.52%) Node.js
9 6 (2.52%) Spring
10 5 (2.10%) jQuery
10 5 (2.10%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.56%) Public Cloud
2 13 (5.46%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (3.36%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.10%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.68%) Clustering
6 4 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.26%) User Experience
8 2 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 156 (65.55%) Linux
2 80 (33.61%) Windows
3 70 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (17.65%) Unix
5 37 (15.55%) CentOS
6 22 (9.24%) Windows Server
7 19 (7.98%) Windows 10
7 19 (7.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (6.72%) Solaris
9 9 (3.78%) Debian
10 6 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (2.52%) SUSE
11 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.26%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.42%) HPUX
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (52.94%) DevOps
2 101 (42.44%) Configuration Management
3 75 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (24.79%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (22.69%) Test Automation
6 37 (15.55%) Infrastructure as Code
7 28 (11.76%) Migration
7 28 (11.76%) Scrum
8 24 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 23 (9.66%) Deployment Automation
9 23 (9.66%) Microservices
10 21 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 18 (7.56%) Continuous Deployment
11 18 (7.56%) Open Source
11 18 (7.56%) Software Engineering
12 17 (7.14%) Change Management
13 15 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (6.30%) TDD
14 14 (5.88%) Load Balancing
14 14 (5.88%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 96 (40.34%) Python
2 70 (29.41%) Bash Shell
3 55 (23.11%) Java
4 40 (16.81%) PowerShell
5 25 (10.50%) Perl
6 23 (9.66%) SQL
7 16 (6.72%) C#
7 16 (6.72%) Shell Script
8 15 (6.30%) Ruby
9 12 (5.04%) JavaScript
10 11 (4.62%) Go
11 10 (4.20%) C
11 10 (4.20%) PHP
12 6 (2.52%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.26%) Scala
14 2 (0.84%) C++
14 2 (0.84%) Elm
15 1 (0.42%) Groovy
15 1 (0.42%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 52 (21.85%) Security Cleared
2 47 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.68%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) CCA
6 3 (1.26%) CCNA
6 3 (1.26%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.84%) CCNP
7 2 (0.84%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.84%) Degree
7 2 (0.84%) MCSE
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.84%) RHCE
8 1 (0.42%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.42%) LPIC
8 1 (0.42%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.46%) QA
2 4 (1.68%) SLA
3 3 (1.26%) NIST
System Software
1 101 (42.44%) Docker
2 28 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.98%) vSphere
4 18 (7.56%) Active Directory
5 8 (3.36%) NFS
6 4 (1.68%) GlusterFS
6 4 (1.68%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.26%) XenApp
8 2 (0.84%) Firmware
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.42%) HDFS
9 1 (0.42%) Postfix
9 1 (0.42%) RHEV
9 1 (0.42%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 132 (55.46%) Ansible
2 123 (51.68%) Terraform
3 90 (37.82%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (34.87%) Kubernetes
5 39 (16.39%) Packer
6 22 (9.24%) Prometheus
7 19 (7.98%) Grafana
8 14 (5.88%) ZABBIX
9 11 (4.62%) Data Guard
10 8 (3.36%) Nagios
11 6 (2.52%) Salt
12 5 (2.10%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (1.68%) Graphite
13 4 (1.68%) Graylog
14 2 (0.84%) Cacti
14 2 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (0.84%) Ganglia
14 2 (0.84%) logstash
14 2 (0.84%) PowerCLI
14 2 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (13.45%) Oracle
1 32 (13.45%) VMware
2 28 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 23 (9.66%) Atlassian
4 20 (8.40%) Splunk
5 17 (7.14%) Cloudera
6 15 (6.30%) Dell
7 14 (5.88%) Hortonworks
8 10 (4.20%) EMC
8 10 (4.20%) MuleSoft
9 8 (3.36%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.94%) SAP
11 6 (2.52%) Cisco
11 6 (2.52%) Google
11 6 (2.52%) Zscaler
12 4 (1.68%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (1.68%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.68%) WSO2
13 3 (1.26%) HP
13 3 (1.26%) SolarWinds