Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 238 179 125
Rank change year-on-year -59 -54 -33
Contract jobs citing Puppet 805 568 1,886
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.51% 2.05%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.12% 9.99% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 410 1,378
10th Percentile £413 £381 £406
25th Percentile £467 £435 £470
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £622 £592 £625
90th Percentile £700 £675 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £511 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +2.25% -2.44% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 £63.00 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +129.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £52.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +13.74% +91.82% -15.38%

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 11,308 5,687 13,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 15.16% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,962 3,943 9,419
10th Percentile £350 £306 £300
25th Percentile £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £603 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £467 £450
% change year-on-year -0.32% +3.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 127 310
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.47 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £29.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +48.72% -2.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £51.00 £39.55 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £52.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.79% +8.57% -

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 25 July 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 15 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 25 July 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 -59 671 £525 - 260
London -7 430 £550 +1.85% 132
Work from Home -109 228 £500 -4.76% 55
UK excluding London -138 208 £511 +2.25% 137
South East -43 44 £500 -3.85% 26
North of England -112 43 £475 -5.00% 55
South West -11 41 £539 +6.21% 17
Scotland -41 34 £510 -13.19% 5
Midlands -33 24 £475 +35.71% 20
Yorkshire -57 23 £450 -10.00% 25
East of England -15 22 £550 +29.41% 9
North West -75 20 £513 -2.38% 24
West Midlands -25 19 £565 +41.25% 16
East Midlands -13 5 £425 +34.92% 4
Wales -11 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 552 (68.57%) Ansible
2 510 (63.35%) DevOps
3 438 (54.41%) Linux
4 362 (44.97%) Python
5 350 (43.48%) AWS
6 330 (40.99%) Opscode Chef
7 326 (40.50%) Docker
7 326 (40.50%) Terraform
8 303 (37.64%) Jenkins
9 292 (36.27%) Kubernetes
10 262 (32.55%) Azure
11 231 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
12 229 (28.45%) Configuration Management
13 198 (24.60%) Git (software)
14 194 (24.10%) Java
15 177 (21.99%) Bash Shell
16 176 (21.86%) PowerShell
17 168 (20.87%) VMware
18 162 (20.12%) Windows
19 154 (19.13%) Infrastructure as Code
20 148 (18.39%) GCP
21 145 (18.01%) Finance
22 126 (15.65%) GitHub
23 115 (14.29%) Social Skills
24 112 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
25 111 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
26 107 (13.29%) Microsoft
27 104 (12.92%) Red Hat
28 102 (12.67%) Unix
29 97 (12.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 64 (7.95%) Tomcat
2 58 (7.20%) Confluence
3 49 (6.09%) Apache
4 39 (4.84%) WebSphere
5 31 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 29 (3.60%) IIS
7 25 (3.11%) Apache Spark
7 25 (3.11%) nginx
8 18 (2.24%) OpenStack
9 16 (1.99%) JBoss
10 14 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (1.37%) Jetty
13 9 (1.12%) Mule
13 9 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.87%) Mongrel
15 5 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.62%) SharePoint
16 4 (0.50%) Ethereum
Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.25%) Cloudability
3 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 350 (43.48%) AWS
2 262 (32.55%) Azure
3 148 (18.39%) GCP
4 126 (15.65%) GitHub
5 84 (10.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 64 (7.95%) IaaS
7 60 (7.45%) PaaS
8 49 (6.09%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (5.09%) Serverless
10 39 (4.84%) OpenShift
11 35 (4.35%) SaaS
12 33 (4.10%) AWS Lambda
13 31 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
14 26 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
15 22 (2.73%) Amazon ELB
15 22 (2.73%) Amazon S3
16 20 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (1.99%) AWS CodePipeline
18 16 (1.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.83%) Firewall
2 52 (6.46%) DNS
3 44 (5.47%) HTTP
4 36 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.23%) NAS
5 26 (3.23%) SAN
6 24 (2.98%) LAN
6 24 (2.98%) WAN
7 19 (2.36%) Multicast
7 19 (2.36%) SSL
8 15 (1.86%) Kerberos
8 15 (1.86%) Wireshark
9 13 (1.61%) IPv4
9 13 (1.61%) iSCSI
9 13 (1.61%) SNMP
10 12 (1.49%) HTTPS
11 11 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (1.37%) FCoE
11 11 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (1.24%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.21%) MongoDB
3 39 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (4.72%) Hadoop
5 31 (3.85%) Big Data
5 31 (3.85%) MySQL
6 30 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (1.99%) Data Lake
9 14 (1.74%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.49%) HBase
11 12 (1.49%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.37%) Tableau
13 10 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (1.12%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 303 (37.64%) Jenkins
2 198 (24.60%) Git (software)
3 88 (10.93%) JIRA
4 58 (7.20%) GitLab
5 56 (6.96%) TeamCity
6 51 (6.34%) Maven
7 48 (5.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 42 (5.22%) Bitbucket
8 42 (5.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 36 (4.47%) Subversion
10 24 (2.98%) CircleCI
11 22 (2.73%) JUnit
11 22 (2.73%) Visual Studio
12 21 (2.61%) Vagrant
13 19 (2.36%) SonarQube
14 18 (2.24%) Artifactory
15 17 (2.11%) Travis CI
16 15 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (1.74%) Gradle
18 12 (1.49%) Cucumber
General
1 145 (18.01%) Finance
2 115 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 79 (9.81%) Banking
4 31 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 30 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.73%) Retail
7 15 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
8 14 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (1.49%) Law
9 12 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
11 7 (0.87%) Prime Brokerage
12 5 (0.62%) Games
13 4 (0.50%) Front Office
14 3 (0.37%) Automotive
14 3 (0.37%) Electronics
15 2 (0.25%) French Language
15 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 310 (38.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 76 (9.44%) Developer
3 67 (8.32%) Architect
3 67 (8.32%) AWS Engineer
4 65 (8.07%) Cloud Engineer
5 58 (7.20%) AWS DevOps
6 56 (6.96%) Linux Engineer
7 52 (6.46%) Platform Engineer
8 50 (6.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 49 (6.09%) Azure Engineer
10 42 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 38 (4.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 35 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
12 35 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 34 (4.22%) Cloud Architect
13 34 (4.22%) Consultant
14 33 (4.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 29 (3.60%) Java Developer
16 28 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
17 26 (3.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.95%) .NET
2 55 (6.83%) Node.js
3 41 (5.09%) JSON
4 38 (4.72%) Web Services
5 35 (4.35%) Spring
6 32 (3.98%) YAML
7 31 (3.85%) React
7 31 (3.85%) REST
8 27 (3.35%) AngularJS
9 25 (3.11%) HTML
10 23 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
10 23 (2.86%) Kafka
11 21 (2.61%) CSS
12 20 (2.48%) J2EE
13 19 (2.36%) Middleware
14 16 (1.99%) Hibernate
15 15 (1.86%) .NET Framework
15 15 (1.86%) ASP.NET
15 15 (1.86%) Django
15 15 (1.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.33%) Public Cloud
2 57 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 31 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 27 (3.35%) Data Protection Act
5 25 (3.11%) Clustering
6 21 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.49%) Legacy Applications
12 9 (1.12%) Equities
12 9 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.87%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.87%) Replication
14 6 (0.75%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.62%) PKI
15 5 (0.62%) User Experience
15 5 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 438 (54.41%) Linux
2 162 (20.12%) Windows
3 102 (12.67%) Unix
4 97 (12.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (6.83%) CentOS
6 52 (6.46%) Windows Server
7 28 (3.48%) Ubuntu
8 23 (2.86%) Solaris
9 14 (1.74%) AIX
10 9 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.87%) SUSE
12 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.62%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.50%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.50%) VMS
14 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.37%) Android
15 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (63.35%) DevOps
2 231 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (28.45%) Configuration Management
4 154 (19.13%) Infrastructure as Code
5 111 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (10.19%) Migration
7 78 (9.69%) Test Automation
8 77 (9.57%) Open Source
9 75 (9.32%) Microservices
9 75 (9.32%) Scrum
10 71 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
11 68 (8.45%) ITIL
12 66 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 64 (7.95%) Infrastructure Automation
14 63 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 58 (7.20%) Software Engineering
16 56 (6.96%) SDLC
17 51 (6.34%) Change Management
18 49 (6.09%) Deployment Automation
19 44 (5.47%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 362 (44.97%) Python
2 194 (24.10%) Java
3 177 (21.99%) Bash Shell
4 176 (21.86%) PowerShell
5 92 (11.43%) SQL
6 75 (9.32%) JavaScript
7 72 (8.94%) Ruby
8 62 (7.70%) Go
9 59 (7.33%) Shell Script
10 51 (6.34%) C#
11 50 (6.21%) Perl
12 29 (3.60%) PHP
13 28 (3.48%) Groovy
14 20 (2.48%) Scala
15 19 (2.36%) C
16 17 (2.11%) C++
17 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.75%) TypeScript
19 5 (0.62%) VB
19 5 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 80 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 23 (2.86%) Degree
4 18 (2.24%) AWS Certification
5 17 (2.11%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (1.99%) RHCE
7 8 (0.99%) RHCA
8 6 (0.75%) CCNP
8 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.75%) GIAC
9 5 (0.62%) CCNA
10 4 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.50%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.25%) CCA
12 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.12%) CCIE
13 1 (0.12%) CISSP
13 1 (0.12%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.24%) QA
2 11 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.87%) SLA
5 6 (0.75%) GDPR
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) NCSC
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 326 (40.50%) Docker
2 112 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.84%) Active Directory
4 24 (2.98%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.36%) KVM
6 18 (2.24%) NFS
6 18 (2.24%) Xen
7 17 (2.11%) vSphere
8 15 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (1.61%) VMware NSX
10 11 (1.37%) SRDF
11 9 (1.12%) HDFS
12 8 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.62%) Ceph
14 5 (0.62%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.50%) Samba
15 4 (0.50%) vCloud
16 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.37%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 552 (68.57%) Ansible
2 330 (40.99%) Opscode Chef
3 326 (40.50%) Terraform
4 292 (36.27%) Kubernetes
5 51 (6.34%) Packer
6 40 (4.97%) Salt
7 31 (3.85%) Prometheus
8 22 (2.73%) Grafana
8 22 (2.73%) SCCM
8 22 (2.73%) vRealize
9 20 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (1.61%) Kibana
11 12 (1.49%) Icinga
11 12 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (1.37%) Consul
13 10 (1.24%) Nagios
13 10 (1.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 9 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
15 8 (0.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 7 (0.87%) Mesos
Vendors
1 168 (20.87%) VMware
2 107 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 104 (12.92%) Red Hat
4 91 (11.30%) Oracle
5 90 (11.18%) Google
6 55 (6.83%) Splunk
7 42 (5.22%) Cisco
8 34 (4.22%) SaltStack
9 25 (3.11%) New Relic
10 23 (2.86%) IBM
10 23 (2.86%) MuleSoft
11 20 (2.48%) EMC
12 17 (2.11%) Cloudera
12 17 (2.11%) NetApp
12 17 (2.11%) Zscaler
13 15 (1.86%) F5
13 15 (1.86%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.74%) Citrix
14 14 (1.74%) SolarWinds
14 14 (1.74%) Veritas