Period
to 18 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 January 2021 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 187 170 85
Rank change year-on-year -17 -85 +3
Contract jobs citing Puppet 585 1,140 2,849
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.58% 2.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.59% 10.90% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 808 2,103
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £360 £413 £400
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £39.83 £37.50 £33.75
90th Percentile £40.88 £47.63 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.12% - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,811 10,461 14,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.62% 14.47% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,763 7,213 9,948
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £306
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 277 354
Median hourly rate £24.42 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.78% +4.29% +5.23%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.46 £48.93 £47.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% - +14.75%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Puppet.

Daily rate trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Puppet.

Hourly rate trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 18 January 2021. 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
England -25 466 £500 -9.09% 293
London -32 235 £500 -14.89% 135
UK excluding London -11 216 £450 -14.29% 179
Work from Home -56 174 £525 -4.55% 42
South East +72 70 £450 -18.18% 25
North of England -27 56 £485 -3.96% 54
Yorkshire +2 28 £300 -40.00% 23
East of England +59 27 £425 -15.00% 22
North West -5 20 £500 -4.76% 22
South West +72 19 £500 -4.76% 27
Wales +21 18 £400 -27.11% 5
Midlands +21 15 £400 -23.81% 26
West Midlands +18 11 £540 +2.86% 15
Scotland -15 11 £425 -22.73% 15
North East +7 8 £450 +4.65% 9
East Midlands +32 4 £320 -40.47% 11

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 with a requirement for Puppet.

1 395 (67.52%) Ansible
2 370 (63.25%) DevOps
3 364 (62.22%) Linux
4 298 (50.94%) AWS
5 289 (49.40%) Jenkins
6 285 (48.72%) Docker
7 274 (46.84%) Python
8 265 (45.30%) Opscode Chef
9 259 (44.27%) Kubernetes
10 233 (39.83%) Terraform
11 209 (35.73%) Configuration Management
12 198 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
13 191 (32.65%) Azure
14 168 (28.72%) Bash Shell
15 167 (28.55%) Git (software)
16 156 (26.67%) Java
17 154 (26.32%) Windows
18 151 (25.81%) Security Cleared
19 127 (21.71%) SC Cleared
20 118 (20.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 108 (18.46%) PowerShell
22 99 (16.92%) VMware
23 93 (15.90%) GitLab
24 88 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
25 84 (14.36%) CentOS
26 83 (14.19%) Red Hat
27 82 (14.02%) Splunk
27 82 (14.02%) Infrastructure as Code
28 81 (13.85%) Ruby
28 81 (13.85%) JIRA

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 50 (8.55%) Confluence
2 34 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 30 (5.13%) Apache
4 28 (4.79%) JBoss
5 27 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (3.93%) nginx
7 21 (3.59%) WebLogic
8 18 (3.08%) OpenStack
9 17 (2.91%) IIS
10 13 (2.22%) Apache Spark
11 11 (1.88%) Jetty
12 9 (1.54%) CICS
12 9 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (1.54%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.37%) MQSeries
13 8 (1.37%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 8 (1.37%) Red Hat Fuse
14 4 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 298 (50.94%) AWS
2 191 (32.65%) Azure
3 73 (12.48%) GCP
4 67 (11.45%) GitHub
5 63 (10.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 49 (8.38%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (5.47%) Serverless
8 30 (5.13%) Amazon S3
9 29 (4.96%) OpenShift
10 28 (4.79%) PaaS
11 23 (3.93%) Amazon ECS
12 22 (3.76%) IaaS
13 21 (3.59%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (2.91%) SaaS
16 16 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (2.22%) Amazon Cognito
17 13 (2.22%) Amazon EKS
17 13 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
18 12 (2.05%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 69 (11.79%) Firewall
2 48 (8.21%) HTTP
2 48 (8.21%) TCP/IP
3 39 (6.67%) SSL
4 33 (5.64%) DNS
5 23 (3.93%) Reverse Proxy
5 23 (3.93%) VLAN
6 19 (3.25%) SSH
7 18 (3.08%) FTP
8 16 (2.74%) DHCP
8 16 (2.74%) SNMP
9 10 (1.71%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.37%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.37%) SAN
11 7 (1.20%) BGP
11 7 (1.20%) Multicast
11 7 (1.20%) Network Security
11 7 (1.20%) tcpdump
12 6 (1.03%) Anycast
12 6 (1.03%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.35%) MySQL
2 39 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 38 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (5.47%) Hadoop
4 32 (5.47%) SQL Server
5 26 (4.44%) NoSQL
6 24 (4.10%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (3.76%) Oracle Database
8 21 (3.59%) Big Data
9 20 (3.42%) Relational Database
10 14 (2.39%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.54%) Adabas
11 9 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.54%) Redis
12 8 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.20%) Apache Hive
13 7 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (1.03%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 289 (49.40%) Jenkins
2 167 (28.55%) Git (software)
3 93 (15.90%) GitLab
4 81 (13.85%) JIRA
5 63 (10.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 44 (7.52%) TeamCity
7 41 (7.01%) Bitbucket
8 39 (6.67%) Maven
9 37 (6.32%) Subversion
10 36 (6.15%) Selenium
11 25 (4.27%) JUnit
12 22 (3.76%) Eclipse
12 22 (3.76%) IntelliJ
13 21 (3.59%) Ant
13 21 (3.59%) SonarQube
14 20 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
15 19 (3.25%) Cucumber
16 17 (2.91%) ClearCase
16 17 (2.91%) Gradle
16 17 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 76 (12.99%) Finance
2 42 (7.18%) Public Sector
3 33 (5.64%) Banking
4 17 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.37%) Marketing
6 8 (1.37%) Retail
7 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.03%) Front Office
9 4 (0.68%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.51%) Games
11 2 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (36.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 75 (12.82%) AWS Engineer
3 73 (12.48%) AWS DevOps
4 63 (10.77%) Developer
5 62 (10.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 56 (9.57%) Linux Engineer
7 49 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 43 (7.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 42 (7.18%) Platform Engineer
10 38 (6.50%) Consultant
11 36 (6.15%) Azure Engineer
12 34 (5.81%) Architect
13 30 (5.13%) Senior DevOps
13 30 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 29 (4.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 28 (4.79%) Administrator
16 21 (3.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 19 (3.25%) Azure DevOps
17 19 (3.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 18 (3.08%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.23%) Elastic Stack
2 47 (8.03%) Node.js
3 43 (7.35%) REST
4 34 (5.81%) HTML
4 34 (5.81%) Web Services
5 29 (4.96%) Kafka
5 29 (4.96%) React
5 29 (4.96%) XML
6 26 (4.44%) J2EE
7 24 (4.10%) Play Framework
8 21 (3.59%) JSON
8 21 (3.59%) Spring
9 19 (3.25%) .NET
9 19 (3.25%) RESTful
9 19 (3.25%) Swagger
10 18 (3.08%) AngularJS
11 17 (2.91%) HTML5
11 17 (2.91%) LDAP
12 16 (2.74%) jQuery
13 15 (2.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.50%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.79%) Public Cloud
5 25 (4.27%) Private Cloud
6 18 (3.08%) User Experience
7 17 (2.91%) Cloud Native
8 14 (2.39%) Clustering
9 12 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.88%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (1.37%) Derivative
13 8 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
16 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 364 (62.22%) Linux
2 154 (26.32%) Windows
3 118 (20.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (14.36%) CentOS
5 79 (13.50%) Unix
6 54 (9.23%) Windows Server
7 39 (6.67%) Ubuntu
8 33 (5.64%) Windows Server 2016
9 27 (4.62%) Debian
10 24 (4.10%) Windows 10
11 21 (3.59%) Solaris
12 20 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (2.22%) AIX
13 13 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (1.88%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.71%) SUSE
16 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
17 8 (1.37%) Android
17 8 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (63.25%) DevOps
2 209 (35.73%) Configuration Management
3 198 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
5 82 (14.02%) Infrastructure as Code
6 69 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 65 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 60 (10.26%) Deployment Automation
9 59 (10.09%) Microservices
10 57 (9.74%) Infrastructure Automation
11 51 (8.72%) Scrum
12 50 (8.55%) Open Source
13 47 (8.03%) Software Engineering
14 46 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
15 36 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
16 35 (5.98%) Continuous Deployment
17 33 (5.64%) High Availability
18 32 (5.47%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 32 (5.47%) TDD
19 30 (5.13%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 274 (46.84%) Python
2 168 (28.72%) Bash Shell
3 156 (26.67%) Java
4 108 (18.46%) PowerShell
5 81 (13.85%) Ruby
6 79 (13.50%) SQL
7 73 (12.48%) JavaScript
8 67 (11.45%) Perl
9 53 (9.06%) Go
10 37 (6.32%) Scala
11 33 (5.64%) Shell Script
12 27 (4.62%) C#
13 24 (4.10%) C++
14 23 (3.93%) Groovy
15 20 (3.42%) PL/SQL
16 19 (3.25%) PHP
17 10 (1.71%) C
17 10 (1.71%) T-SQL
18 9 (1.54%) COBOL
18 9 (1.54%) REXX
Qualifications
1 151 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 127 (21.71%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.91%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.22%) Degree
5 10 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.37%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.20%) CCA
7 7 (1.20%) CCNA
7 7 (1.20%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.85%) CCNP
8 5 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.68%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.51%) MCSE
10 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.34%) CISSP
11 2 (0.34%) ISEB
11 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.25%) QA
2 14 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) NCSC
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 285 (48.72%) Docker
2 80 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (7.86%) Active Directory
4 29 (4.96%) vSphere
5 24 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.05%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.88%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.54%) Time Sharing Option
10 6 (1.03%) NFS
11 5 (0.85%) HDFS
11 5 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.85%) XenApp
12 4 (0.68%) LXC
12 4 (0.68%) vCloud
12 4 (0.68%) Xen
13 3 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 395 (67.52%) Ansible
2 265 (45.30%) Opscode Chef
3 259 (44.27%) Kubernetes
4 233 (39.83%) Terraform
5 45 (7.69%) Prometheus
6 43 (7.35%) Grafana
7 42 (7.18%) Salt
8 38 (6.50%) Packer
9 22 (3.76%) ZABBIX
10 20 (3.42%) Nagios
11 18 (3.08%) Kibana
12 15 (2.56%) Rundeck
13 9 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (1.54%) vRealize
14 8 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
15 7 (1.20%) Consul
15 7 (1.20%) Graylog
16 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
16 6 (1.03%) SCCM
16 6 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 99 (16.92%) VMware
2 83 (14.19%) Red Hat
3 82 (14.02%) Splunk
4 72 (12.31%) Oracle
5 42 (7.18%) Atlassian
5 42 (7.18%) Microsoft
6 32 (5.47%) Cloudera
7 31 (5.30%) Cisco
7 31 (5.30%) Google
8 30 (5.13%) Dell
9 27 (4.62%) Sybase
10 25 (4.27%) Hortonworks
11 23 (3.93%) SaltStack
12 16 (2.74%) EMC
13 15 (2.56%) LogRhythm
13 15 (2.56%) SAP
14 14 (2.39%) Zscaler
15 13 (2.22%) Citrix
15 13 (2.22%) MuleSoft
16 12 (2.05%) HP