Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 221 191 102
Rank change year-on-year -30 -89 -16
Contract jobs citing Puppet 625 812 2,393
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.41% 2.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.18% 9.75% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 591 1,737
10th Percentile £400 £406 £405
25th Percentile £450 £463 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £508 £540 £550
Median % change year-on-year -6.02% -1.82% +4.76%
75th Percentile £595 £613 £613
90th Percentile £675 £688 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £505
% change year-on-year -4.76% +3.91% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £38.55 £12.50
% change year-on-year +55.66% +208.36% -68.75%

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 8,705 8,330 14,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.25% 14.51% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,208 5,738 9,538
10th Percentile £334 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £588
90th Percentile £675 £672 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 246 317
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.44 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.81 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.11 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +32.56% -2.14% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £26.75 £36.67
90th Percentile £62.48 £47.67 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.47
% change year-on-year +25.71% +0.20% +12.68%

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 20 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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 -54 488 £501 -7.31% 285
London -49 277 £525 -4.55% 124
Work from Home -100 201 £500 -4.76% 63
UK excluding London -57 194 £500 -4.76% 169
South East +41 54 £475 -9.52% 38
North of England -82 35 £500 -2.15% 47
South West +36 33 £520 -1.05% 26
Scotland -17 28 £425 -26.09% 7
East of England +47 20 £425 -31.73% 26
Yorkshire -31 17 £500 -0.55% 23
North West -51 16 £525 - 19
Midlands +26 14 £470 +4.44% 22
West Midlands +17 11 £540 +9.09% 15
Wales +17 10 £525 +5.00% 2
East Midlands +18 3 £400 +14.29% 7
North East +7 2 £490 +15.29% 5

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 412 (65.92%) Ansible
2 400 (64.00%) DevOps
3 363 (58.08%) Linux
4 300 (48.00%) AWS
5 290 (46.40%) Docker
6 266 (42.56%) Opscode Chef
6 266 (42.56%) Python
7 246 (39.36%) Jenkins
8 230 (36.80%) Kubernetes
9 224 (35.84%) Terraform
10 208 (33.28%) Azure
11 194 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
12 180 (28.80%) Configuration Management
13 168 (26.88%) Java
14 159 (25.44%) Git (software)
15 153 (24.48%) Windows
16 132 (21.12%) PowerShell
17 129 (20.64%) Bash Shell
18 120 (19.20%) VMware
19 103 (16.48%) Security Cleared
20 99 (15.84%) Finance
20 99 (15.84%) GCP
21 98 (15.68%) Unix
22 95 (15.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 90 (14.40%) Infrastructure as Code
24 87 (13.92%) JavaScript
25 84 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
26 83 (13.28%) SC Cleared
27 82 (13.12%) Red Hat
27 82 (13.12%) Continuous Integration

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 54 (8.64%) Confluence
2 44 (7.04%) Tomcat
3 35 (5.60%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (5.44%) Apache
5 25 (4.00%) IIS
6 23 (3.68%) nginx
6 23 (3.68%) WebLogic
7 19 (3.04%) JBoss
8 18 (2.88%) Apache Spark
9 17 (2.72%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.92%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.76%) CICS
11 11 (1.76%) Jetty
12 7 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.80%) Mongrel
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.64%) Ethereum
14 4 (0.64%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.64%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 300 (48.00%) AWS
2 208 (33.28%) Azure
3 99 (15.84%) GCP
4 72 (11.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 62 (9.92%) GitHub
6 48 (7.68%) Amazon EC2
7 45 (7.20%) PaaS
8 41 (6.56%) IaaS
9 33 (5.28%) Amazon S3
9 33 (5.28%) Serverless
10 31 (4.96%) OpenShift
11 25 (4.00%) Amazon ECS
12 23 (3.68%) AWS Lambda
13 21 (3.36%) SaaS
14 20 (3.20%) Amazon ELB
15 17 (2.72%) AWS CodePipeline
16 16 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
17 15 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 13 (2.08%) Amazon EKS
19 12 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.20%) Firewall
1 45 (7.20%) TCP/IP
2 37 (5.92%) HTTP
3 29 (4.64%) SSL
4 24 (3.84%) DNS
5 17 (2.72%) FTP
6 12 (1.92%) NAS
6 12 (1.92%) SAN
7 11 (1.76%) Multicast
7 11 (1.76%) VPN
7 11 (1.76%) Wireshark
8 10 (1.60%) IPv4
8 10 (1.60%) Kerberos
9 9 (1.44%) iSCSI
9 9 (1.44%) Network Security
9 9 (1.44%) tcpdump
10 8 (1.28%) LAN
10 8 (1.28%) VLAN
10 8 (1.28%) WAN
11 7 (1.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.52%) MongoDB
2 37 (5.92%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (4.64%) NoSQL
5 25 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 24 (3.84%) Amazon RDS
7 20 (3.20%) MySQL
8 19 (3.04%) Big Data
8 19 (3.04%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.24%) HBase
9 14 (2.24%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.76%) Adabas
11 11 (1.76%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.28%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 246 (39.36%) Jenkins
2 159 (25.44%) Git (software)
3 77 (12.32%) GitLab
4 74 (11.84%) JIRA
5 47 (7.52%) TeamCity
6 45 (7.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 39 (6.24%) Maven
8 38 (6.08%) SonarQube
9 34 (5.44%) Selenium
10 30 (4.80%) JUnit
11 29 (4.64%) Subversion
12 26 (4.16%) Bitbucket
13 23 (3.68%) Eclipse
13 23 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 21 (3.36%) Cucumber
14 21 (3.36%) IntelliJ
14 21 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
15 19 (3.04%) Ant
16 17 (2.72%) Gradle
17 16 (2.56%) Artifactory
General
1 99 (15.84%) Finance
2 47 (7.52%) Banking
3 36 (5.76%) Public Sector
4 19 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.80%) Marketing
6 5 (0.80%) Retail
7 4 (0.64%) Electronics
8 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.32%) French Language
9 2 (0.32%) Front Office
9 2 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Games
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 237 (37.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 83 (13.28%) Developer
3 69 (11.04%) AWS DevOps
3 69 (11.04%) AWS Engineer
4 58 (9.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 47 (7.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 41 (6.56%) Architect
7 40 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (6.24%) Azure Engineer
9 37 (5.92%) Consultant
10 36 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
11 34 (5.44%) Platform Engineer
12 33 (5.28%) Senior DevOps
12 33 (5.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 31 (4.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 25 (4.00%) Java Developer
15 20 (3.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 18 (2.88%) Administrator
16 18 (2.88%) Windows Engineer
17 17 (2.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (9.92%) Node.js
2 46 (7.36%) Web Services
3 38 (6.08%) REST
4 37 (5.92%) React
5 36 (5.76%) Elastic Stack
6 35 (5.60%) .NET
7 30 (4.80%) JSON
7 30 (4.80%) Kafka
8 29 (4.64%) Spring
9 28 (4.48%) HTML
10 27 (4.32%) XML
11 24 (3.84%) J2EE
12 23 (3.68%) Play Framework
13 18 (2.88%) EJB
13 18 (2.88%) YAML
14 17 (2.72%) AngularJS
15 16 (2.56%) Hibernate
16 14 (2.24%) HTML5
17 13 (2.08%) Middleware
17 13 (2.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (5.12%) Public Cloud
5 22 (3.52%) Cloud Native
6 18 (2.88%) Clustering
6 18 (2.88%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (2.24%) Mainframe
9 13 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.76%) User Experience
11 9 (1.44%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.12%) Replication
13 6 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.80%) Derivative
15 4 (0.64%) CMDB
15 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 363 (58.08%) Linux
2 153 (24.48%) Windows
3 98 (15.68%) Unix
4 95 (15.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (8.16%) CentOS
5 51 (8.16%) Windows Server
6 23 (3.68%) Ubuntu
7 22 (3.52%) AIX
8 12 (1.92%) Solaris
9 10 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.12%) Android
11 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.96%) Debian
12 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.96%) SUSE
12 6 (0.96%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (64.00%) DevOps
2 194 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (28.80%) Configuration Management
4 90 (14.40%) Infrastructure as Code
5 82 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
7 67 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 64 (10.24%) Test Automation
9 58 (9.28%) Open Source
10 56 (8.96%) Microservices
10 56 (8.96%) Software Engineering
11 53 (8.48%) Scrum
12 52 (8.32%) Deployment Automation
12 52 (8.32%) Infrastructure Automation
13 48 (7.68%) Migration
14 47 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
15 45 (7.20%) Change Management
16 33 (5.28%) ITIL
17 32 (5.12%) Task Automation
18 31 (4.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 266 (42.56%) Python
2 168 (26.88%) Java
3 132 (21.12%) PowerShell
4 129 (20.64%) Bash Shell
5 87 (13.92%) JavaScript
6 73 (11.68%) SQL
7 67 (10.72%) Ruby
8 45 (7.20%) Perl
9 42 (6.72%) Go
10 36 (5.76%) Scala
11 28 (4.48%) C#
12 27 (4.32%) Shell Script
13 22 (3.52%) Groovy
14 20 (3.20%) PHP
15 17 (2.72%) C++
16 11 (1.76%) Assembly Language
16 11 (1.76%) COBOL
16 11 (1.76%) Natural
16 11 (1.76%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.76%) REXX
Qualifications
1 103 (16.48%) Security Cleared
2 83 (13.28%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.20%) Degree
4 18 (2.88%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.72%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.44%) RHCE
9 8 (1.28%) CCNA
9 8 (1.28%) CCNP
10 5 (0.80%) GIAC
10 5 (0.80%) RHCA
11 3 (0.48%) CCIE
11 3 (0.48%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.32%) CCA
12 2 (0.32%) VCAP
13 1 (0.16%) CISSP
13 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.68%) Data Quality
1 23 (3.68%) QA
2 11 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.80%) SLA
4 2 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) NCSC
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 290 (46.40%) Docker
2 84 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.40%) Active Directory
4 24 (3.84%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.88%) vSphere
7 12 (1.92%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.76%) Time Sharing Option
9 9 (1.44%) HDFS
9 9 (1.44%) Xen
10 8 (1.28%) KVM
11 6 (0.96%) GlusterFS
11 6 (0.96%) vCloud
12 5 (0.80%) NFS
12 5 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.64%) Gluster
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.64%) SRDF
13 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 412 (65.92%) Ansible
2 266 (42.56%) Opscode Chef
3 230 (36.80%) Kubernetes
4 224 (35.84%) Terraform
5 51 (8.16%) Salt
6 32 (5.12%) Prometheus
7 29 (4.64%) Grafana
8 23 (3.68%) Kibana
8 23 (3.68%) Packer
9 16 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
10 14 (2.24%) vRealize
11 10 (1.60%) SCCM
12 9 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
12 9 (1.44%) Rancher
13 7 (1.12%) Consul
13 7 (1.12%) logstash
14 6 (0.96%) Mesos
14 6 (0.96%) Nagios
14 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (0.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 120 (19.20%) VMware
2 82 (13.12%) Red Hat
3 75 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 72 (11.52%) Splunk
5 61 (9.76%) Oracle
6 54 (8.64%) Google
7 32 (5.12%) Cisco
8 28 (4.48%) SaltStack
9 20 (3.20%) Sybase
10 18 (2.88%) Zscaler
11 17 (2.72%) Cloudera
11 17 (2.72%) F5
12 16 (2.56%) ServiceNow
12 16 (2.56%) Veritas
13 15 (2.40%) MuleSoft
14 12 (1.92%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.92%) Fortinet
15 11 (1.76%) Citrix
15 11 (1.76%) Informatica
15 11 (1.76%) SAP