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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 82 145
Rank change year-on-year +3 +63  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1297 1463 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 2.62% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.74% 25.97% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 1061 660
Median daily rate £500 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +5.55% +16.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Puppet is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4675 5633 4705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.06% 10.08% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3104 3561 2855
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 135 198
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.42 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% +6.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Puppet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Puppet.

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 1202 £500 - 339
London +4 714 £525 +5.00% 186
South East +21 158 £475 +11.76% 47
City of London -6 103 £525 +7.69% 41
West Midlands -11 74 £490 +5.37% 12
North West +25 59 £500 +11.11% 25
Yorkshire -23 59 £450 -5.26% 26
East of England -9 49 £537 +13.05% 13
West Yorkshire -7 47 £450 +1.12% 15
Scotland +40 46 £350 -14.63% 8
Leeds -8 43 £450 - 13
Hampshire +9 42 £475 +31.94% 3
South West -7 36 £475 +11.76% 21
Manchester +16 35 £500 +1.01% 23
North East +19 34 £475 +39.60% 3
Shropshire -1 29 £496 +10.25% 6
Telford -2 29 £496 +16.74% 6
Surrey -5 28 £450 -2.70% 17
Berkshire +11 26 £438 -12.50% 13
Wales +27 24 £431 -6.75%
Tyne and Wear +8 24 £450 +36.36% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 24 £450 +32.25% 3
West Sussex +35 23 £488 -20.40% 2
Hertfordshire +24 22 £538 +26.47% 5
Essex +8 22 £531 +49.05% 3
Edinburgh +11 21 £350 -15.15% 5
Renfrewshire +36 20 £346 -15.54%
Oxfordshire +1 20 £475 +35.71% 2
Erskine +38 19 £350 -14.63%
Wiltshire +5 17 £488 +8.33% 2

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Puppet.

1 1784 (70.13%) DevOps
2 1659 (65.21%) Linux
3 1288 (50.63%) Ansible
4 1170 (45.99%) Opscode Chef
5 1161 (45.64%) Jenkins
6 1080 (42.45%) Amazon AWS
7 1063 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
8 1020 (40.09%) Python
9 893 (35.10%) Docker
10 852 (33.49%) Configuration Management
11 848 (33.33%) Java
12 737 (28.97%) Git (software)
12 737 (28.97%) Continuous Integration
13 650 (25.55%) Ruby
14 633 (24.88%) Bash Shell
15 492 (19.34%) VMware
16 487 (19.14%) Open Source
17 472 (18.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 472 (18.55%) Unix
18 426 (16.75%) Red Hat
19 418 (16.43%) Security Cleared
20 360 (14.15%) SC Cleared
20 360 (14.15%) Terraform
21 351 (13.80%) Perl
22 347 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
23 331 (13.01%) MongoDB
24 330 (12.97%) Windows
25 320 (12.58%) Apache
26 313 (12.30%) Finance
27 309 (12.15%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 320 (12.58%) Apache
2 203 (7.98%) Confluence
3 202 (7.94%) nginx
4 201 (7.90%) Tomcat
5 166 (6.53%) Elasticsearch
6 156 (6.13%) OpenStack
7 121 (4.76%) JBoss
8 108 (4.25%) IIS
9 102 (4.01%) WebSphere
10 91 (3.58%) Cloud Foundry
11 74 (2.91%) Apache Spark
12 73 (2.87%) WebLogic
13 30 (1.18%) Jetty
14 28 (1.10%) Mongrel
15 25 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
16 24 (0.94%) Apache Pig
17 23 (0.90%) CMS
18 20 (0.79%) Drupal
18 20 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 15 (0.59%) CloudStack
Applications
1 10 (0.39%) HipChat
2 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.039%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.039%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1080 (42.45%) Amazon AWS
2 271 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 186 (7.31%) GitHub
4 163 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 155 (6.09%) Amazon EC2
6 141 (5.54%) PaaS
7 123 (4.83%) Amazon S3
8 80 (3.14%) IaaS
9 67 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
10 63 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 58 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 50 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
13 49 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 39 (1.53%) Route 53
15 36 (1.42%) Datadog
16 28 (1.10%) Google App Engine
17 27 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 26 (1.02%) OpenShift
18 26 (1.02%) SaaS
19 21 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 255 (10.02%) HTTP
2 246 (9.67%) TCP/IP
3 240 (9.43%) DNS
4 194 (7.63%) SSL
5 172 (6.76%) Firewall
6 115 (4.52%) LDAP
6 115 (4.52%) VPN
7 75 (2.95%) DHCP
8 58 (2.28%) SAN
9 54 (2.12%) Internet
10 38 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 38 (1.49%) Kerberos
11 37 (1.45%) HTTPS
12 35 (1.38%) IPsec
13 34 (1.34%) FTP
13 34 (1.34%) SSH
14 24 (0.94%) Network Security
14 24 (0.94%) SNMP
15 23 (0.90%) SMTP
16 20 (0.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 331 (13.01%) MongoDB
3 253 (9.94%) MySQL
4 214 (8.41%) NoSQL
5 177 (6.96%) Hadoop
6 174 (6.84%) Big Data
7 129 (5.07%) Relational Database
8 116 (4.56%) Redis
9 105 (4.13%) SQL Server
10 92 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 83 (3.26%) Oracle Database
12 77 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
13 63 (2.48%) Apache Hive
14 45 (1.77%) HBase
15 36 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
16 32 (1.26%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.98%) Neo4j
18 21 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 16 (0.63%) DB2
20 15 (0.59%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1161 (45.64%) Jenkins
2 737 (28.97%) Git (software)
3 296 (11.64%) JIRA
4 231 (9.08%) Maven
5 182 (7.15%) Subversion
6 173 (6.80%) Vagrant
7 141 (5.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 136 (5.35%) Selenium
9 98 (3.85%) Gradle
10 92 (3.62%) Cucumber
11 81 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 79 (3.11%) Bitbucket
12 79 (3.11%) IntelliJ
13 76 (2.99%) TeamCity
14 74 (2.91%) JUnit
15 71 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 69 (2.71%) Travis CI
17 67 (2.63%) Ant
18 65 (2.56%) Hudson
19 50 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 313 (12.30%) Finance
2 143 (5.62%) Banking
3 67 (2.63%) Retail
4 47 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 37 (1.45%) Marketing
6 31 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 23 (0.90%) Electronics
8 22 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.63%) Games
9 16 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.55%) Publishing
11 7 (0.28%) Advertising
11 7 (0.28%) Law
11 7 (0.28%) Legal
11 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.16%) Front Office
12 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.12%) Billing
13 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.079%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1125 (44.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 316 (12.42%) Developer
3 285 (11.20%) AWS DevOps
4 273 (10.73%) AWS Engineer
5 249 (9.79%) Linux Engineer
6 221 (8.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 190 (7.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 162 (6.37%) Architect
9 158 (6.21%) Java Developer
10 151 (5.94%) Administrator
11 142 (5.58%) Senior DevOps
12 139 (5.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 137 (5.39%) Consultant
14 113 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
15 110 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
16 101 (3.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 93 (3.66%) Linux Administrator
18 88 (3.46%) DevOps Consultant
19 83 (3.26%) Automation Engineer
19 83 (3.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (10.18%) Web Services
2 169 (6.64%) Elastic Stack
3 152 (5.97%) CSS
3 152 (5.97%) JSON
4 149 (5.86%) Spring
5 142 (5.58%) HTML
6 141 (5.54%) Node.js
7 135 (5.31%) .NET
8 131 (5.15%) REST
9 103 (4.05%) Play Framework
10 102 (4.01%) J2EE
10 102 (4.01%) XML
11 99 (3.89%) AngularJS
12 89 (3.50%) LAMP
13 86 (3.38%) HTML5
14 81 (3.18%) Kafka
15 71 (2.79%) LAPP Stack
16 65 (2.56%) Middleware
17 62 (2.44%) RESTful
18 60 (2.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 108 (4.25%) Public Cloud
2 105 (4.13%) Data Centre
3 90 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
4 81 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.20%) Clustering
7 48 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
8 46 (1.81%) PKI
9 39 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 36 (1.42%) Replication
11 35 (1.38%) User Experience
12 34 (1.34%) Private Cloud
13 33 (1.30%) Management Information System
14 29 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
15 23 (0.90%) Fintech
16 22 (0.86%) Data Structures
17 19 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
18 18 (0.71%) Client/Server
19 17 (0.67%) Smart Meter
20 15 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1659 (65.21%) Linux
2 472 (18.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 472 (18.55%) Unix
3 330 (12.97%) Windows
4 266 (10.46%) CentOS
5 129 (5.07%) Ubuntu
6 98 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 75 (2.95%) AIX
8 63 (2.48%) Solaris
9 60 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (1.69%) SUSE
11 36 (1.42%) Debian
12 34 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (0.86%) CoreOS
14 14 (0.55%) Fedora
15 11 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.43%) VMS
16 10 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1784 (70.13%) DevOps
2 1063 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
3 852 (33.49%) Configuration Management
4 737 (28.97%) Continuous Integration
5 487 (19.14%) Open Source
6 309 (12.15%) Continuous Delivery
7 264 (10.38%) Scrum
8 244 (9.59%) Microservices
9 199 (7.82%) TDD
10 167 (6.56%) Migration
11 144 (5.66%) Mentoring
12 138 (5.42%) High Availability
13 123 (4.83%) Software Engineering
14 120 (4.72%) Continuous Deployment
15 107 (4.21%) E-Commerce
16 104 (4.09%) Web Operations
17 103 (4.05%) ITIL
17 103 (4.05%) OO
18 102 (4.01%) Load Balancing
19 101 (3.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1020 (40.09%) Python
2 848 (33.33%) Java
3 650 (25.55%) Ruby
4 633 (24.88%) Bash Shell
5 351 (13.80%) Perl
6 267 (10.50%) SQL
7 218 (8.57%) PowerShell
8 209 (8.22%) Scala
9 168 (6.60%) Shell Script
10 164 (6.45%) JavaScript
11 121 (4.76%) PHP
12 108 (4.25%) Go
13 92 (3.62%) C#
14 79 (3.11%) Groovy
15 41 (1.61%) C
16 34 (1.34%) Clojure
17 33 (1.30%) C++
18 31 (1.22%) Korn
19 22 (0.86%) XAML
20 18 (0.71%) F#
Qualifications
1 418 (16.43%) Security Cleared
2 360 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 65 (2.56%) Degree
4 42 (1.65%) RHCE
5 35 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 25 (0.98%) RHCSA
7 24 (0.94%) AWS Certification
8 22 (0.86%) CISSP
9 21 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.59%) CCNA
11 14 (0.55%) CCNP
11 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.51%) MCSE
13 11 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
14 9 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.28%) GCIH
15 7 (0.28%) GIAC
15 7 (0.28%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.24%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.04%) QA
2 30 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 28 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.43%) SLA
5 8 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.12%) GCP
6 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.12%) SDET
7 2 (0.079%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.079%) PMO
7 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 893 (35.10%) Docker
2 231 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (3.93%) Virtual Machines
4 95 (3.73%) Active Directory
5 76 (2.99%) vCloud
6 65 (2.56%) HDFS
7 56 (2.20%) vSphere
8 55 (2.16%) Xen
9 36 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
10 32 (1.26%) NFS
11 29 (1.14%) Hyper-V
12 27 (1.06%) VMware ESX
13 23 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 23 (0.90%) Squid
14 22 (0.86%) LXC
15 19 (0.75%) KVM
16 18 (0.71%) GlusterFS
17 16 (0.63%) etcd
18 15 (0.59%) flannel
19 14 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1288 (50.63%) Ansible
2 1170 (45.99%) Opscode Chef
3 360 (14.15%) Terraform
4 299 (11.75%) Kubernetes
5 185 (7.27%) Nagios
6 154 (6.05%) Salt
7 105 (4.13%) logstash
8 98 (3.85%) ZABBIX
9 91 (3.58%) Kibana
10 77 (3.03%) Graphite
11 56 (2.20%) Mesos
12 52 (2.04%) HAProxy
13 50 (1.97%) Cobbler
14 46 (1.81%) Packer
15 41 (1.61%) Hadoop YARN
16 40 (1.57%) vRealize
17 38 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
17 38 (1.49%) vCenter Server
18 36 (1.42%) Grafana
18 36 (1.42%) Rancher
Vendors
1 492 (19.34%) VMware
2 426 (16.75%) Red Hat
3 246 (9.67%) Oracle
4 142 (5.58%) Microsoft
5 134 (5.27%) Splunk
6 116 (4.56%) Atlassian
7 99 (3.89%) IBM
8 91 (3.58%) SaltStack
9 88 (3.46%) Google
10 74 (2.91%) Cisco
11 59 (2.32%) AppDynamics
12 54 (2.12%) HP
13 45 (1.77%) Rackspace
14 40 (1.57%) EMC
15 38 (1.49%) Hortonworks
16 37 (1.45%) SAP
17 33 (1.30%) NetApp
18 29 (1.14%) New Relic
19 25 (0.98%) CA
20 24 (0.94%) Sun
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Roc Search
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Yoh
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Expenses Paid
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Likelihood of extension
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago