Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 176 94 91
Rank change year-on-year -82 -3 +23
Contract jobs citing Puppet 535 1,385 1,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.42% 2.62% 2.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.16% 19.42% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 911 979
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £384 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £35.00 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +23.89%

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 5,267 7,130 6,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.94% 13.48% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,304 4,314 3,735
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £236 £269 £240
90th Percentile £609 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 249 183
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +11.54% -15.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.90 £42.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -12.50%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Puppet in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the UK excluding London

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the UK excluding London

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 22 February 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 -34 202 £505 -2.04% 89
South East -89 114 £550 +10.00% 67
North West -16 103 £531 -7.61% 38
Scotland -32 75 £550 +2.33% 24
South West -14 66 £520 +4.00% 36
Yorkshire -13 64 £481 +0.26% 43
North East -26 36 £425 -14.96% 8
Midlands -78 35 £525 +10.53% 27
West Midlands -63 26 £525 +5.00% 16
East of England -30 25 £475 -13.64% 31
Wales +30 18 £588 +38.24% 10
East Midlands -5 8 - - 11
Puppet
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 398 (74.39%) DevOps
2 360 (67.29%) Ansible
3 323 (60.37%) Linux
4 300 (56.07%) AWS
5 292 (54.58%) Python
6 267 (49.91%) Jenkins
7 254 (47.48%) Docker
8 226 (42.24%) Kubernetes
9 221 (41.31%) Terraform
10 208 (38.88%) Opscode Chef
11 206 (38.50%) Configuration Management
12 197 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
13 161 (30.09%) Azure
14 151 (28.22%) Java
15 132 (24.67%) Bash Shell
16 122 (22.80%) Git (software)
17 118 (22.06%) Windows
18 113 (21.12%) Security Cleared
19 111 (20.75%) Amazon EC2
20 106 (19.81%) Red Hat
21 102 (19.07%) PowerShell
22 99 (18.50%) Continuous Integration
23 98 (18.32%) Ruby
24 90 (16.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 90 (16.82%) VMware
25 89 (16.64%) Perl
26 88 (16.45%) Microsoft
27 84 (15.70%) SC Cleared
28 79 (14.77%) Infrastructure as Code
29 76 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure

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 61 (11.40%) Apache
2 55 (10.28%) nginx
3 49 (9.16%) Confluence
4 48 (8.97%) Tomcat
5 41 (7.66%) IIS
6 31 (5.79%) WebSphere
7 27 (5.05%) Jetty
7 27 (5.05%) Mongrel
8 15 (2.80%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (2.24%) JBoss
10 11 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.87%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.31%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.19%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 300 (56.07%) AWS
2 161 (30.09%) Azure
3 111 (20.75%) Amazon EC2
4 69 (12.90%) GitHub
5 66 (12.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 52 (9.72%) Amazon S3
7 51 (9.53%) GCP
8 39 (7.29%) Serverless
9 38 (7.10%) PaaS
10 34 (6.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 30 (5.61%) AWS Lambda
12 28 (5.23%) Google App Engine
13 27 (5.05%) IaaS
14 26 (4.86%) OpenShift
15 25 (4.67%) Amazon ELB
15 25 (4.67%) Route 53
16 23 (4.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (4.11%) Datadog
18 19 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
19 14 (2.62%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.59%) HTTP
2 55 (10.28%) TCP/IP
3 53 (9.91%) DNS
4 38 (7.10%) SSL
5 34 (6.36%) DHCP
6 31 (5.79%) IPsec
7 30 (5.61%) FTP
8 21 (3.93%) Firewall
9 17 (3.18%) SAN
10 13 (2.43%) Skype
10 13 (2.43%) VPN
11 6 (1.12%) SNMP
12 5 (0.93%) SSH
13 4 (0.75%) Internet
13 4 (0.75%) NAS
13 4 (0.75%) Wireless
14 3 (0.56%) DSL
14 3 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (0.56%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.56%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.22%) Amazon RDS
2 38 (7.10%) MongoDB
3 33 (6.17%) MySQL
4 31 (5.79%) Big Data
5 27 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (4.30%) NoSQL
7 22 (4.11%) Hadoop
8 20 (3.74%) SQL Server
9 13 (2.43%) Amazon Redshift
10 11 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.06%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.87%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.50%) MariaDB
13 7 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (1.31%) Redis
14 6 (1.12%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.12%) GIS
14 6 (1.12%) Impala
14 6 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 267 (49.91%) Jenkins
2 122 (22.80%) Git (software)
3 64 (11.96%) JIRA
4 59 (11.03%) GitLab
5 47 (8.79%) Travis CI
6 45 (8.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 40 (7.48%) Bitbucket
8 30 (5.61%) TeamCity
9 29 (5.42%) Selenium
10 28 (5.23%) Maven
11 21 (3.93%) Artifactory
12 20 (3.74%) CircleCI
13 19 (3.55%) Cucumber
14 18 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (3.36%) IntelliJ
14 18 (3.36%) SonarQube
15 16 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (2.80%) Gradle
17 14 (2.62%) Subversion
18 12 (2.24%) Eclipse
General
1 65 (12.15%) Finance
2 59 (11.03%) Public Sector
3 19 (3.55%) Banking
4 13 (2.43%) Retail
5 12 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.93%) Electronics
7 5 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.75%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 238 (44.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (14.39%) AWS Engineer
3 59 (11.03%) AWS DevOps
4 56 (10.47%) Senior DevOps
5 53 (9.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 48 (8.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 33 (6.17%) Linux Engineer
8 32 (5.98%) Administrator
8 32 (5.98%) Architect
8 32 (5.98%) Consultant
8 32 (5.98%) Platform Engineer
9 28 (5.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 27 (5.05%) Developer
11 22 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (3.55%) DevOps Consultant
13 18 (3.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.36%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 18 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
15 13 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.91%) .NET
2 41 (7.66%) REST
3 40 (7.48%) Node.js
4 39 (7.29%) LDAP
5 35 (6.54%) Elastic Stack
5 35 (6.54%) J2EE
6 34 (6.36%) Servlets
7 31 (5.79%) Web Services
8 23 (4.30%) SOAP
9 19 (3.55%) AngularJS
9 19 (3.55%) HTML
10 18 (3.36%) CSS
11 17 (3.18%) JSON
11 17 (3.18%) Middleware
11 17 (3.18%) Spring
12 15 (2.80%) jQuery
13 14 (2.62%) XML
14 13 (2.43%) React
14 13 (2.43%) RESTful
15 11 (2.06%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.79%) Public Cloud
2 28 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 16 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.80%) Private Cloud
5 14 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.87%) Clustering
7 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.75%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.75%) PKI
10 4 (0.75%) User Experience
11 3 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
11 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.56%) Replication
12 2 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 323 (60.37%) Linux
2 118 (22.06%) Windows
3 90 (16.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (10.09%) Unix
5 45 (8.41%) Windows Server
6 42 (7.85%) CentOS
7 28 (5.23%) Amazon Linux
8 27 (5.05%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.50%) SUSE
11 7 (1.31%) Android
11 7 (1.31%) HPUX
11 7 (1.31%) Solaris
11 7 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.56%) Debian
14 3 (0.56%) VMS
14 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (74.39%) DevOps
2 206 (38.50%) Configuration Management
3 197 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (18.50%) Continuous Integration
5 79 (14.77%) Infrastructure as Code
6 74 (13.83%) Open Source
6 74 (13.83%) Test Automation
7 61 (11.40%) Microservices
8 58 (10.84%) Mentoring
8 58 (10.84%) Migration
9 54 (10.09%) Infrastructure Automation
10 52 (9.72%) Scrum
11 44 (8.22%) Coaching
12 41 (7.66%) Software Engineering
13 40 (7.48%) Kanban
14 37 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (6.54%) ITIL
16 34 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
17 33 (6.17%) High Availability
18 32 (5.98%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 292 (54.58%) Python
2 151 (28.22%) Java
3 132 (24.67%) Bash Shell
4 102 (19.07%) PowerShell
5 98 (18.32%) Ruby
6 89 (16.64%) Perl
7 52 (9.72%) SQL
8 51 (9.53%) Shell Script
9 39 (7.29%) JavaScript
10 30 (5.61%) C
11 25 (4.67%) Go
12 24 (4.49%) C#
13 21 (3.93%) Groovy
13 21 (3.93%) PHP
14 20 (3.74%) C++
15 17 (3.18%) Scala
16 12 (2.24%) TypeScript
17 11 (2.06%) Haskell
18 9 (1.68%) Korn
19 6 (1.12%) AWK
Qualifications
1 113 (21.12%) Security Cleared
2 84 (15.70%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.55%) Degree
4 17 (3.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (2.62%) AWS Certification
6 13 (2.43%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.12%) CCNA
8 6 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.93%) CCA
9 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.93%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.75%) MCSA
11 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.56%) RHCE
12 2 (0.37%) GIAC
12 2 (0.37%) ISEB
12 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.17%) QA
2 6 (1.12%) SLA
3 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.75%) NCSC
4 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.37%) GMP
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 254 (47.48%) Docker
2 76 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.17%) Active Directory
4 28 (5.23%) Xen
5 22 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.12%) NFS
6 6 (1.12%) vSphere
7 4 (0.75%) KVM
7 4 (0.75%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.75%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.56%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.37%) vCloud
9 2 (0.37%) XenApp
10 1 (0.19%) Corosync
10 1 (0.19%) Firmware
10 1 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.19%) QEMU
10 1 (0.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 360 (67.29%) Ansible
2 226 (42.24%) Kubernetes
3 221 (41.31%) Terraform
4 208 (38.88%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (7.85%) Packer
6 36 (6.73%) Salt
7 35 (6.54%) Nagios
8 31 (5.79%) Docker Swarm
9 21 (3.93%) Grafana
10 19 (3.55%) Rancher
11 18 (3.36%) Prometheus
12 14 (2.62%) HAProxy
12 14 (2.62%) Kibana
13 9 (1.68%) Consul
13 9 (1.68%) SCCM
13 9 (1.68%) WSUS
14 8 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (1.31%) ZABBIX
16 6 (1.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 106 (19.81%) Red Hat
2 90 (16.82%) VMware
3 88 (16.45%) Microsoft
4 74 (13.83%) Google
5 39 (7.29%) Oracle
6 37 (6.92%) Splunk
7 23 (4.30%) Cloudera
8 22 (4.11%) New Relic
9 18 (3.36%) Atlassian
10 14 (2.62%) NetApp
11 13 (2.43%) EMC
11 13 (2.43%) Hortonworks
11 13 (2.43%) HP
11 13 (2.43%) IBM
12 11 (2.06%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.87%) Cisco
14 9 (1.68%) Dell
15 8 (1.50%) AppDynamics
15 8 (1.50%) Juniper
16 7 (1.31%) SolarWinds