Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 92 83
Rank change year-on-year -81 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing Puppet 915 2,529 2,984
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 2.62% 2.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.29% 17.80% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 1,822 2,311
Median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £407 £400 £400
90th Percentile £688 £700 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +13.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% -

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 8,889 14,210 12,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 14.74% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,814 9,483 8,723
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £273
90th Percentile £663 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 348 286
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -14.63%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £11.57
90th Percentile £48.68 £49.50 £47.67
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +12.90% -20.51%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 -83 826 £540 -1.82% 331
UK excluding London -86 489 £525 +5.00% 215
London -66 410 £575 +0.88% 143
North of England -14 224 £511 -2.67% 77
North West -18 100 £525 -8.70% 42
Yorkshire +8 91 £525 +5.00% 29
South East -85 89 £550 +10.00% 42
Scotland -29 67 £575 +15.00% 19
South West +28 58 £515 +3.00% 19
North East -17 34 £425 -15.00% 6
Work from Home -8 26 £525 - 20
Midlands -89 23 £450 -5.76% 35
East of England -25 16 £623 +13.18% 15
West Midlands -67 15 £495 -0.90% 24
Wales +27 12 £525 +23.53% 8
East Midlands -14 6 £350 -17.16% 11

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 669 (73.11%) DevOps
2 631 (68.96%) Ansible
3 507 (55.41%) Linux
4 495 (54.10%) AWS
5 474 (51.80%) Python
6 448 (48.96%) Opscode Chef
7 440 (48.09%) Jenkins
8 411 (44.92%) Docker
9 407 (44.48%) Terraform
10 339 (37.05%) Kubernetes
11 332 (36.28%) Configuration Management
12 306 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
13 286 (31.26%) Azure
14 271 (29.62%) Git (software)
15 258 (28.20%) Java
16 210 (22.95%) Bash Shell
17 202 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
18 194 (21.20%) Security Cleared
19 166 (18.14%) Windows
20 163 (17.81%) Infrastructure as Code
21 160 (17.49%) SC Cleared
21 160 (17.49%) PowerShell
22 145 (15.85%) VMware
23 141 (15.41%) Finance
24 138 (15.08%) Ruby
25 137 (14.97%) Open Source
26 135 (14.75%) Amazon EC2
27 132 (14.43%) Red Hat
28 129 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 128 (13.99%) GCP

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 69 (7.54%) Confluence
2 59 (6.45%) Apache
3 53 (5.79%) nginx
4 48 (5.25%) Tomcat
5 46 (5.03%) OpenStack
6 44 (4.81%) IIS
7 38 (4.15%) WebSphere
8 30 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (3.17%) Jetty
10 28 (3.06%) Mongrel
11 20 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
12 15 (1.64%) Apache Spark
12 15 (1.64%) JBoss
13 12 (1.31%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.55%) Anypoint
15 5 (0.55%) DataSynapse
15 5 (0.55%) Mule
16 4 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
16 4 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
4 1 (0.11%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 495 (54.10%) AWS
2 286 (31.26%) Azure
3 135 (14.75%) Amazon EC2
4 128 (13.99%) GCP
5 119 (13.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 108 (11.80%) GitHub
7 69 (7.54%) Serverless
8 66 (7.21%) OpenShift
9 56 (6.12%) Amazon S3
10 51 (5.57%) PaaS
11 48 (5.25%) Cloud Computing
12 43 (4.70%) IaaS
13 41 (4.48%) AWS Lambda
14 40 (4.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 32 (3.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 29 (3.17%) Google App Engine
17 26 (2.84%) Route 53
18 25 (2.73%) npm
19 19 (2.08%) Amazon ECS
20 17 (1.86%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 99 (10.82%) HTTP
1 99 (10.82%) TCP/IP
2 72 (7.87%) DNS
3 59 (6.45%) VPN
4 47 (5.14%) SSL
5 37 (4.04%) DHCP
6 36 (3.93%) Firewall
7 34 (3.72%) IPsec
8 29 (3.17%) FTP
9 27 (2.95%) Junos
10 26 (2.84%) SAN
11 24 (2.62%) LAN
12 22 (2.40%) BGP
13 21 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (2.19%) Wireless
15 19 (2.08%) NX-OS
15 19 (2.08%) OSPF
16 18 (1.97%) EIGRP
16 18 (1.97%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.21%) Amazon RDS
2 64 (6.99%) MongoDB
3 56 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (5.68%) MySQL
5 46 (5.03%) SQL Server
6 40 (4.37%) Big Data
7 38 (4.15%) Hadoop
8 36 (3.93%) NoSQL
9 22 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.40%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
11 11 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.20%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.98%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.87%) Flink
15 7 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 440 (48.09%) Jenkins
2 271 (29.62%) Git (software)
3 111 (12.13%) GitLab
4 84 (9.18%) JIRA
5 70 (7.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 60 (6.56%) Bitbucket
7 59 (6.45%) Travis CI
8 56 (6.12%) CircleCI
9 52 (5.68%) Maven
10 47 (5.14%) TeamCity
11 46 (5.03%) Subversion
12 39 (4.26%) SonarQube
13 31 (3.39%) Artifactory
13 31 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (3.17%) Gradle
15 25 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
16 24 (2.62%) Selenium
17 21 (2.30%) JUnit
17 21 (2.30%) Vagrant
18 20 (2.19%) Cucumber
General
1 141 (15.41%) Finance
2 85 (9.29%) Public Sector
3 61 (6.67%) Banking
4 28 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.19%) Front Office
6 17 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.64%) Marketing
7 15 (1.64%) Retail
8 11 (1.20%) Electronics
9 7 (0.77%) Legal
10 4 (0.44%) Billing
10 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.44%) Publishing
10 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.11%) Advertising
12 1 (0.11%) Back Office
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 401 (43.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 124 (13.55%) AWS Engineer
3 93 (10.16%) AWS DevOps
4 84 (9.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 70 (7.65%) Senior DevOps
6 67 (7.32%) Architect
7 59 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 56 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
9 55 (6.01%) Consultant
10 48 (5.25%) Linux Engineer
11 46 (5.03%) Developer
12 36 (3.93%) Administrator
13 34 (3.72%) Platform Engineer
14 31 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
15 30 (3.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 26 (2.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 26 (2.84%) Network Engineer
17 25 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
18 24 (2.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 24 (2.62%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.10%) .NET
2 58 (6.34%) Elastic Stack
3 56 (6.12%) Web Services
4 50 (5.46%) Node.js
5 42 (4.59%) LDAP
6 40 (4.37%) REST
7 34 (3.72%) Servlets
8 33 (3.61%) J2EE
9 30 (3.28%) Kafka
10 29 (3.17%) Spring
11 28 (3.06%) Middleware
12 26 (2.84%) RESTful
13 25 (2.73%) SOAP
14 23 (2.51%) AngularJS
14 23 (2.51%) XML
15 19 (2.08%) HTML
16 18 (1.97%) React
17 17 (1.86%) 802.1X
18 16 (1.75%) CSS
19 15 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.54%) Data Centre
2 55 (6.01%) Public Cloud
3 41 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.97%) Clustering
7 18 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 18 (1.97%) Private Cloud
8 16 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (1.53%) Replication
10 12 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.20%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.87%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.55%) Grid Computing
13 5 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.55%) PKI
14 4 (0.44%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.33%) EMC VMAX
15 3 (0.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 507 (55.41%) Linux
2 166 (18.14%) Windows
3 129 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 90 (9.84%) Unix
5 78 (8.52%) Windows Server
6 70 (7.65%) CentOS
7 65 (7.10%) Ubuntu
8 27 (2.95%) Amazon Linux
9 15 (1.64%) Solaris
10 14 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.66%) Android
13 6 (0.66%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.44%) SUSE
15 3 (0.33%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.33%) HPUX
16 2 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (73.11%) DevOps
2 332 (36.28%) Configuration Management
3 306 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
5 163 (17.81%) Infrastructure as Code
6 137 (14.97%) Open Source
7 111 (12.13%) Test Automation
8 106 (11.58%) Microservices
9 99 (10.82%) Infrastructure Automation
10 94 (10.27%) Migration
11 82 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 81 (8.85%) Mentoring
13 75 (8.20%) Scrum
14 66 (7.21%) Task Automation
15 60 (6.56%) ITIL
15 60 (6.56%) Software Engineering
16 58 (6.34%) Deployment Automation
17 57 (6.23%) Coaching
18 51 (5.57%) Kanban
19 48 (5.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 474 (51.80%) Python
2 258 (28.20%) Java
3 210 (22.95%) Bash Shell
4 160 (17.49%) PowerShell
5 138 (15.08%) Ruby
6 117 (12.79%) Perl
7 89 (9.73%) JavaScript
8 82 (8.96%) SQL
9 69 (7.54%) Shell Script
10 60 (6.56%) Go
11 47 (5.14%) C#
12 34 (3.72%) PHP
13 29 (3.17%) Groovy
14 28 (3.06%) C
15 22 (2.40%) C++
16 16 (1.75%) Haskell
16 16 (1.75%) Scala
17 14 (1.53%) Java 8
18 12 (1.31%) PL/SQL
19 11 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 194 (21.20%) Security Cleared
2 160 (17.49%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.39%) DV Cleared
4 29 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (2.95%) CCNA
6 23 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (2.19%) AWS Certification
8 19 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.86%) Degree
10 16 (1.75%) CCNP
11 14 (1.53%) MCSA
12 9 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.77%) CCA
13 7 (0.77%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.66%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.55%) RHCE
16 3 (0.33%) GIAC
16 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
16 3 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
16 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.36%) QA
2 15 (1.64%) SLA
3 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.33%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) GMP
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) NCSC
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 411 (44.92%) Docker
2 124 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 43 (4.70%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.39%) Xen
6 20 (2.19%) VMware NSX
7 16 (1.75%) vSphere
8 14 (1.53%) KVM
9 11 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (0.98%) NFS
11 7 (0.77%) XenApp
12 6 (0.66%) Squid
13 5 (0.55%) HDFS
13 5 (0.55%) iptables
13 5 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 631 (68.96%) Ansible
2 448 (48.96%) Opscode Chef
3 407 (44.48%) Terraform
4 339 (37.05%) Kubernetes
5 72 (7.87%) Salt
6 63 (6.89%) Nagios
7 46 (5.03%) Packer
8 33 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
9 30 (3.28%) Prometheus
10 28 (3.06%) Grafana
11 27 (2.95%) ZABBIX
12 21 (2.30%) Cacti
13 20 (2.19%) Kibana
13 20 (2.19%) Rancher
13 20 (2.19%) SCCM
14 19 (2.08%) Consul
15 16 (1.75%) CFEngine
15 16 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 16 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 15 (1.64%) Statseeker
Vendors
1 145 (15.85%) VMware
2 132 (14.43%) Red Hat
3 122 (13.33%) Google
4 115 (12.57%) Microsoft
5 73 (7.98%) Splunk
6 59 (6.45%) Oracle
7 42 (4.59%) Cisco
8 36 (3.93%) Juniper
9 30 (3.28%) Hortonworks
10 26 (2.84%) Cloudera
11 24 (2.62%) Atlassian
12 20 (2.19%) EMC
13 19 (2.08%) IBM
14 18 (1.97%) New Relic
15 17 (1.86%) Citrix
16 16 (1.75%) NetApp
16 16 (1.75%) NetScout
16 16 (1.75%) Solarflare
17 15 (1.64%) TOWER Software
18 14 (1.53%) SaltStack