Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 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
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 159 89
Rank change year-on-year -10 -70 +2
Contract jobs citing Puppet 493 1,525 2,865
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.74% 2.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.43% 11.77% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 1,093 2,097
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £409 £400
90th Percentile £645 £713 £651
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £501 £488
% change year-on-year -5.19% +2.77% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 6
Median hourly rate £37.25 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.88% +14.29% +13.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -8.50%

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 4,728 12,959 14,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.82% 14.80% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,996 8,727 9,477
Median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £288
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 321 378
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +16.22% +2.78%
10th Percentile £12.82 £12.76 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.42 £47.00
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.30 £17.50
% change year-on-year +52.69% +16.01% +3.61%

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 1 October 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 October 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
England +9 455 £500 -9.09% 238
UK excluding London +13 238 £475 -5.19% 133
London -12 214 £525 -12.50% 122
North of England +15 99 £474 -5.25% 49
Work from Home -8 85 £525 -4.55% 35
South East +82 62 £510 -5.56% 19
North West +7 42 £500 -4.76% 35
Yorkshire +31 41 £425 -10.53% 13
East of England +69 24 £425 -15.00% 9
South West +36 21 £490 -6.60% 14
Midlands +31 17 £375 -28.57% 24
North East +23 16 £474 -4.29% 1
West Midlands +28 12 £450 -11.76% 18
Scotland -12 9 £513 +2.50% 11
Wales +21 6 £346 -23.06% 5
East Midlands +37 5 £315 -40.00% 6

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 with a requirement for Puppet.

1 331 (67.14%) Ansible
2 299 (60.65%) DevOps
3 294 (59.63%) Linux
4 249 (50.51%) Jenkins
5 241 (48.88%) Opscode Chef
6 233 (47.26%) Python
7 229 (46.45%) Terraform
8 226 (45.84%) Docker
9 219 (44.42%) AWS
10 206 (41.78%) Kubernetes
11 190 (38.54%) Configuration Management
12 175 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
13 170 (34.48%) Git (software)
14 140 (28.40%) Windows
15 137 (27.79%) Azure
16 130 (26.37%) Bash Shell
17 119 (24.14%) Java
18 114 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
19 112 (22.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 111 (22.52%) Security Cleared
21 104 (21.10%) SC Cleared
22 89 (18.05%) Infrastructure as Code
23 87 (17.65%) JIRA
24 85 (17.24%) PowerShell
24 85 (17.24%) GitHub
25 77 (15.62%) Finance
26 76 (15.42%) CentOS
26 76 (15.42%) GitLab
27 75 (15.21%) VMware
28 73 (14.81%) Test Automation

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 (10.14%) Confluence
2 38 (7.71%) Apache
3 33 (6.69%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.45%) JBoss
5 16 (3.25%) nginx
5 16 (3.25%) OpenStack
6 12 (2.43%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.62%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.62%) IIS
8 7 (1.42%) Jetty
8 7 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.01%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.01%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 5 (1.01%) Red Hat Fuse
10 5 (1.01%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.81%) Mule
12 3 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 219 (44.42%) AWS
2 137 (27.79%) Azure
3 85 (17.24%) GitHub
4 39 (7.91%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (7.91%) GCP
5 38 (7.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (6.49%) Amazon S3
7 26 (5.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 25 (5.07%) Serverless
9 22 (4.46%) SaaS
10 20 (4.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 19 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (3.85%) OpenShift
12 17 (3.45%) IaaS
12 17 (3.45%) Route 53
13 14 (2.84%) Amazon Cognito
14 13 (2.64%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (2.23%) Amazon ECS
16 11 (2.23%) Coveralls
Communications & Networking
1 70 (14.20%) DNS
2 60 (12.17%) Firewall
3 58 (11.76%) HTTP
4 34 (6.90%) SSL
5 32 (6.49%) VLAN
6 28 (5.68%) TCP/IP
7 27 (5.48%) Reverse Proxy
8 24 (4.87%) DHCP
9 18 (3.65%) SNMP
10 14 (2.84%) SSH
11 10 (2.03%) Kerberos
11 10 (2.03%) SAN
12 8 (1.62%) FTP
13 7 (1.42%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.42%) Network Security
14 6 (1.22%) Anycast
14 6 (1.22%) BGP
14 6 (1.22%) VRRP
15 5 (1.01%) SMTP
16 4 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.91%) Hadoop
2 38 (7.71%) MySQL
3 33 (6.69%) SQL Server
4 32 (6.49%) Amazon RDS
5 31 (6.29%) Big Data
6 29 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (5.48%) NoSQL
8 21 (4.26%) MongoDB
8 21 (4.26%) Oracle Database
9 20 (4.06%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.45%) MariaDB
11 14 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (2.43%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.62%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.22%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (1.22%) Redis
16 4 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 249 (50.51%) Jenkins
2 170 (34.48%) Git (software)
3 87 (17.65%) JIRA
4 76 (15.42%) GitLab
5 39 (7.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 38 (7.71%) TeamCity
7 34 (6.90%) Bitbucket
8 33 (6.69%) Subversion
9 32 (6.49%) Maven
10 28 (5.68%) JUnit
11 23 (4.67%) Gradle
12 21 (4.26%) Selenium
13 19 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
14 18 (3.65%) SonarQube
15 15 (3.04%) Bitbucket Server
16 14 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (2.64%) Cucumber
17 13 (2.64%) GoCD
18 10 (2.03%) Vagrant
19 9 (1.83%) IntelliJ
General
1 77 (15.62%) Finance
2 33 (6.69%) Public Sector
3 27 (5.48%) Banking
4 9 (1.83%) Retail
5 8 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.01%) Front Office
7 4 (0.81%) Marketing
8 3 (0.61%) Games
8 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (34.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (12.17%) Linux Engineer
3 59 (11.97%) AWS Engineer
4 41 (8.32%) AWS DevOps
5 38 (7.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 34 (6.90%) Administrator
6 34 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 32 (6.49%) Developer
8 29 (5.88%) Architect
9 28 (5.68%) Consultant
9 28 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (5.27%) Azure Engineer
11 22 (4.46%) Platform Engineer
12 20 (4.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 19 (3.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.25%) Cloud Administrator
14 16 (3.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 15 (3.04%) Senior DevOps
15 15 (3.04%) Site Engineer
15 15 (3.04%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.69%) REST
1 33 (6.69%) Web Services
2 25 (5.07%) Elastic Stack
3 24 (4.87%) .NET
3 24 (4.87%) LDAP
4 22 (4.46%) HTML
5 21 (4.26%) Swagger
6 20 (4.06%) Kafka
6 20 (4.06%) Node.js
6 20 (4.06%) RabbitMQ
7 19 (3.85%) RESTful
8 18 (3.65%) J2EE
9 17 (3.45%) AngularJS
10 15 (3.04%) gRPC
10 15 (3.04%) Middleware
11 14 (2.84%) CSS
12 13 (2.64%) XML
13 12 (2.43%) HTML5
14 11 (2.23%) Spring
15 10 (2.03%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.26%) Clustering
1 21 (4.26%) Data Centre
1 21 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 20 (4.06%) Public Cloud
3 15 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.04%) Virtual Team
4 14 (2.84%) Private Cloud
5 13 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (2.03%) User Experience
7 8 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (1.01%) Derivative
11 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.81%) FMCG
12 3 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.41%) Equities
13 2 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 294 (59.63%) Linux
2 140 (28.40%) Windows
3 112 (22.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (15.42%) CentOS
5 70 (14.20%) Unix
6 54 (10.95%) Windows Server
7 49 (9.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (5.68%) Windows 10
9 24 (4.87%) Solaris
10 22 (4.46%) Debian
10 22 (4.46%) Ubuntu
11 12 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (1.42%) SUSE
13 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (1.22%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
15 5 (1.01%) Android
15 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (60.65%) DevOps
2 190 (38.54%) Configuration Management
3 175 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (18.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 73 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 49 (9.94%) Scrum
8 46 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 46 (9.33%) Microservices
9 43 (8.72%) Open Source
10 42 (8.52%) Migration
11 40 (8.11%) Deployment Automation
12 37 (7.51%) Continuous Deployment
13 35 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
13 35 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
14 33 (6.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 31 (6.29%) High Availability
15 31 (6.29%) ITIL
15 31 (6.29%) Software Engineering
16 30 (6.09%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 233 (47.26%) Python
2 130 (26.37%) Bash Shell
3 119 (24.14%) Java
4 85 (17.24%) PowerShell
5 56 (11.36%) Perl
6 55 (11.16%) Ruby
7 53 (10.75%) Shell Script
7 53 (10.75%) SQL
8 36 (7.30%) JavaScript
9 32 (6.49%) C#
10 30 (6.09%) Go
11 20 (4.06%) C
12 16 (3.25%) PHP
13 14 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.64%) Scala
15 9 (1.83%) C++
16 8 (1.62%) Groovy
17 7 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.42%) TypeScript
18 5 (1.01%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 111 (22.52%) Security Cleared
2 104 (21.10%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.84%) CCA
4 12 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.42%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.42%) Degree
6 7 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.22%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.01%) CCNA
9 4 (0.81%) JNCIA
9 4 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.61%) CCNP
10 3 (0.61%) RHCE
11 2 (0.41%) CISSP
11 2 (0.41%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.41%) MCSE
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.07%) QA
2 14 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (2.84%) GDPR
2 14 (2.84%) HIPAA
2 14 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.43%) SLA
4 3 (0.61%) NIST
5 2 (0.41%) NCSC
System Software
1 226 (45.84%) Docker
2 66 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (9.74%) Active Directory
4 30 (6.09%) vSphere
5 17 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.62%) NFS
7 7 (1.42%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.81%) Firmware
9 4 (0.81%) GlusterFS
9 4 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.81%) Xen
9 4 (0.81%) XenApp
10 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.61%) KVM
10 3 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.41%) HDFS
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.41%) zsh
Systems Management
1 331 (67.14%) Ansible
2 241 (48.88%) Opscode Chef
3 229 (46.45%) Terraform
4 206 (41.78%) Kubernetes
5 70 (14.20%) Packer
6 40 (8.11%) Salt
7 33 (6.69%) Prometheus
8 30 (6.09%) Grafana
9 22 (4.46%) ZABBIX
10 20 (4.06%) Nagios
11 14 (2.84%) Rundeck
12 13 (2.64%) Data Guard
13 8 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (1.01%) Graphite
15 5 (1.01%) Kibana
16 4 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
16 4 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
16 4 (0.81%) Graylog
16 4 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (15.21%) VMware
2 69 (14.00%) Red Hat
3 63 (12.78%) Splunk
4 60 (12.17%) Oracle
5 46 (9.33%) Atlassian
6 38 (7.71%) Cloudera
7 37 (7.51%) SaltStack
8 34 (6.90%) Hortonworks
9 33 (6.69%) Dell
10 32 (6.49%) Microsoft
11 23 (4.67%) MuleSoft
12 21 (4.26%) Google
13 20 (4.06%) Cisco
14 19 (3.85%) EMC
15 14 (2.84%) HP
16 12 (2.43%) Sybase
17 11 (2.23%) NetApp
18 9 (1.83%) Sonatype
19 8 (1.62%) SAP
20 6 (1.22%) Citrix