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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
UK
Rank 80 85 147
Rank change year-on-year +5 +62  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1237 1278 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 2.40% 1.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.53% 25.95% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 926 602
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £370 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 4493 4925 4506
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3015 3119 2679
Median daily rate £468 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 133 173
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +5 1164 £500 +5.26% 314
London +13 686 £525 +5.00% 177
South East -5 148 £450 +5.88% 51
City of London +16 100 £525 +10.52% 41
Yorkshire -16 71 £425 -10.52% 30
North West +38 62 £450 - 22
West Midlands -12 59 £478 +2.68% 13
West Yorkshire -7 52 £450 - 24
Leeds 0 50 £438 -7.89% 22
East of England +7 48 £550 +15.78% 10
Hampshire +18 41 £450 +25.00% 11
Scotland +30 40 £350 -17.15% 9
Manchester +23 40 £475 -3.06% 19
North East +14 40 £413 +30.95% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 32 £385 +22.22% 3
Tyne and Wear +6 32 £385 +22.22% 3
South West -1 31 £494 +16.17% 6
Hertfordshire +25 30 £550 +29.41% 3
Surrey -14 30 £425 -5.55% 10
Berkshire +3 29 £450 - 12
Telford +8 23 £496 +16.74% 1
Shropshire +4 23 £496 +16.74% 1
Wales +21 22 £450 - 4
Edinburgh +25 19 £421 -8.97% 8
Hatfield - 18 £550 - 2
West Sussex +16 17 £488 -20.40% 2
Renfrewshire +20 16 £338 -17.68%
Sheffield +3 16 £400 -15.78% 2
South Yorkshire -5 16 £400 -15.78% 2
South Wales +27 15 £431 +32.69% 3

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1854 (69.36%) DevOps
2 1737 (64.98%) Linux
3 1305 (48.82%) Ansible
4 1249 (46.73%) Jenkins
5 1209 (45.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1140 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
7 1100 (41.15%) Amazon AWS
8 1060 (39.66%) Python
9 904 (33.82%) Configuration Management
10 886 (33.15%) Docker
11 869 (32.51%) Java
12 801 (29.97%) Continuous Integration
13 786 (29.41%) Git (software)
14 692 (25.89%) Ruby
15 683 (25.55%) Bash Shell
16 556 (20.80%) VMware
17 516 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 486 (18.18%) Unix
19 474 (17.73%) Red Hat
20 463 (17.32%) Open Source
21 420 (15.71%) Security Cleared
22 368 (13.77%) Perl
23 362 (13.54%) Terraform
24 358 (13.39%) SC Cleared
25 357 (13.36%) PostgreSQL
26 349 (13.06%) Windows
27 339 (12.68%) JIRA
28 336 (12.57%) Apache
29 327 (12.23%) Continuous Delivery
30 312 (11.67%) MongoDB

Puppet
Top Related 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
1 336 (12.57%) Apache
2 231 (8.64%) Confluence
3 222 (8.31%) nginx
4 215 (8.04%) Tomcat
5 171 (6.40%) Elasticsearch
6 152 (5.69%) OpenStack
7 109 (4.08%) JBoss
8 107 (4.00%) IIS
9 104 (3.89%) WebSphere
10 84 (3.14%) WebLogic
11 82 (3.07%) Apache Spark
12 58 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
13 31 (1.16%) Jetty
14 30 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
15 26 (0.97%) Apache Pig
15 26 (0.97%) Mongrel
16 23 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 22 (0.82%) CMS
17 22 (0.82%) Drupal
18 18 (0.67%) CloudStack
Applications
1 46 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.97%) HipChat
3 7 (0.26%) MS Office
4 2 (0.075%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.075%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 10 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.037%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1100 (41.15%) Amazon AWS
2 285 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 198 (7.41%) GitHub
4 168 (6.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 159 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
6 135 (5.05%) PaaS
7 127 (4.75%) Amazon S3
8 113 (4.23%) IaaS
9 81 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
9 81 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 55 (2.06%) Amazon ELB
11 54 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 54 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
12 53 (1.98%) Route 53
13 32 (1.20%) AWS CloudTrail
14 26 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 26 (0.97%) Google App Engine
14 26 (0.97%) SaaS
15 24 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (0.90%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 267 (9.99%) DNS
2 257 (9.61%) TCP/IP
3 252 (9.43%) HTTP
4 203 (7.59%) SSL
5 192 (7.18%) Firewall
6 149 (5.57%) VPN
7 129 (4.83%) LDAP
8 78 (2.92%) DHCP
9 65 (2.43%) SAN
10 57 (2.13%) Internet
11 50 (1.87%) IPsec
12 48 (1.80%) SSH
13 45 (1.68%) Kerberos
14 41 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 38 (1.42%) FTP
16 34 (1.27%) HTTPS
17 33 (1.23%) Network Security
18 31 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
19 30 (1.12%) SMTP
19 30 (1.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (13.36%) PostgreSQL
2 312 (11.67%) MongoDB
3 275 (10.29%) MySQL
4 205 (7.67%) NoSQL
5 202 (7.56%) Hadoop
6 193 (7.22%) Big Data
7 131 (4.90%) Relational Database
8 118 (4.41%) SQL Server
9 112 (4.19%) Redis
10 104 (3.89%) Oracle Database
11 94 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
12 87 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 67 (2.51%) Apache Hive
14 52 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 46 (1.72%) HBase
16 35 (1.31%) RDBMS
17 26 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 24 (0.90%) Neo4j
19 17 (0.64%) DB2
20 14 (0.52%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1249 (46.73%) Jenkins
2 786 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 339 (12.68%) JIRA
4 278 (10.40%) Maven
5 203 (7.59%) Vagrant
6 194 (7.26%) Subversion
7 175 (6.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 137 (5.13%) Selenium
9 97 (3.63%) Gradle
10 90 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 89 (3.33%) JUnit
12 88 (3.29%) Ant
13 87 (3.25%) Cucumber
14 86 (3.22%) TeamCity
15 79 (2.96%) Bitbucket
16 75 (2.81%) Hudson
17 66 (2.47%) Travis CI
18 64 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
19 59 (2.21%) IntelliJ
20 56 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 308 (11.52%) Finance
2 153 (5.72%) Banking
3 65 (2.43%) Retail
4 47 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 36 (1.35%) Marketing
6 31 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 22 (0.82%) Games
8 21 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 20 (0.75%) Electronics
10 19 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.45%) Law
12 9 (0.34%) Publishing
13 8 (0.30%) Advertising
14 7 (0.26%) Front Office
14 7 (0.26%) Legal
14 7 (0.26%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.11%) Billing
16 3 (0.11%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.075%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1143 (42.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 318 (11.90%) Developer
3 300 (11.22%) AWS DevOps
4 277 (10.36%) AWS Engineer
5 250 (9.35%) Linux Engineer
6 206 (7.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 187 (7.00%) Administrator
8 181 (6.77%) Architect
9 166 (6.21%) Java Developer
10 162 (6.06%) Consultant
11 160 (5.99%) Senior DevOps
12 143 (5.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 142 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
14 123 (4.60%) Linux Administrator
15 110 (4.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 107 (4.00%) DevOps Consultant
17 102 (3.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 100 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
19 92 (3.44%) Automation Engineer
20 67 (2.51%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (10.36%) Web Services
2 179 (6.70%) Elastic Stack
3 161 (6.02%) Spring
4 145 (5.42%) .NET
5 144 (5.39%) REST
6 134 (5.01%) HTML
7 129 (4.83%) JSON
8 127 (4.75%) CSS
9 124 (4.64%) Node.js
10 118 (4.41%) AngularJS
11 91 (3.40%) LAMP
12 89 (3.33%) J2EE
13 87 (3.25%) Play Framework
13 87 (3.25%) XML
14 76 (2.84%) HTML5
15 72 (2.69%) Kafka
16 65 (2.43%) RESTful
17 63 (2.36%) Middleware
18 62 (2.32%) LAPP Stack
19 60 (2.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 124 (4.64%) Data Centre
2 109 (4.08%) Public Cloud
3 96 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (2.54%) Clustering
5 57 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.10%) PKI
7 48 (1.80%) Algorithms
8 44 (1.65%) Replication
9 42 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
9 42 (1.57%) Private Cloud
10 33 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 33 (1.23%) User Experience
11 30 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 25 (0.94%) Data Structures
12 25 (0.94%) Fintech
13 20 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.67%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.60%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1737 (64.98%) Linux
2 516 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 486 (18.18%) Unix
4 349 (13.06%) Windows
5 308 (11.52%) CentOS
6 138 (5.16%) Ubuntu
7 110 (4.12%) Windows Server
8 85 (3.18%) AIX
9 62 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (1.87%) Solaris
11 47 (1.76%) SUSE
12 43 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (1.38%) Debian
14 21 (0.79%) CoreOS
15 17 (0.64%) VyOS
16 14 (0.52%) Fedora
17 13 (0.49%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (0.49%) RancherOS
18 9 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1854 (69.36%) DevOps
2 1140 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
3 904 (33.82%) Configuration Management
4 801 (29.97%) Continuous Integration
5 463 (17.32%) Open Source
6 327 (12.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 303 (11.34%) Scrum
8 206 (7.71%) TDD
9 203 (7.59%) Microservices
10 157 (5.87%) Migration
11 152 (5.69%) High Availability
11 152 (5.69%) Mentoring
12 124 (4.64%) Load Balancing
13 120 (4.49%) Continuous Deployment
14 118 (4.41%) E-Commerce
15 116 (4.34%) ITIL
15 116 (4.34%) OO
16 113 (4.23%) Software Engineering
17 107 (4.00%) Web Operations
18 105 (3.93%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1060 (39.66%) Python
2 869 (32.51%) Java
3 692 (25.89%) Ruby
4 683 (25.55%) Bash Shell
5 368 (13.77%) Perl
6 266 (9.95%) SQL
7 253 (9.47%) PowerShell
8 189 (7.07%) JavaScript
8 189 (7.07%) Scala
9 173 (6.47%) Shell Script
10 137 (5.13%) PHP
11 106 (3.97%) Go
12 89 (3.33%) C#
13 60 (2.24%) C
13 60 (2.24%) Groovy
14 40 (1.50%) C++
15 38 (1.42%) Clojure
16 32 (1.20%) Korn
17 22 (0.82%) Rust
18 18 (0.67%) F#
Qualifications
1 420 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 358 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 56 (2.10%) Degree
4 38 (1.42%) RHCE
5 31 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.01%) AWS Certification
6 27 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 26 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (0.82%) RHCSA
9 20 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.71%) CCNP
11 18 (0.67%) CCNA
11 18 (0.67%) CISSP
11 18 (0.67%) MCSE
12 12 (0.45%) CCA
12 12 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.26%) RHCA
15 7 (0.26%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.32%) QA
2 40 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.56%) SLA
5 8 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.11%) GCP
7 2 (0.075%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.075%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.075%) PMO
7 2 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.075%) SDET
8 1 (0.037%) FATCA
System Software
1 886 (33.15%) Docker
2 253 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (4.41%) Active Directory
4 105 (3.93%) vCloud
5 98 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
6 68 (2.54%) HDFS
7 66 (2.47%) vSphere
8 48 (1.80%) Xen
9 40 (1.50%) Hyper-V
10 38 (1.42%) Squid
10 38 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (1.27%) NFS
12 32 (1.20%) VMware ESX
13 27 (1.01%) Postfix
14 24 (0.90%) KVM
15 22 (0.82%) LXC
16 21 (0.79%) XenServer
17 18 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 16 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 15 (0.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1305 (48.82%) Ansible
2 1209 (45.23%) Opscode Chef
3 362 (13.54%) Terraform
4 293 (10.96%) Kubernetes
5 199 (7.44%) Nagios
6 184 (6.88%) Salt
7 127 (4.75%) ZABBIX
8 122 (4.56%) logstash
9 108 (4.04%) Kibana
10 73 (2.73%) Packer
11 68 (2.54%) Graphite
12 56 (2.10%) HAProxy
13 52 (1.95%) Rancher
14 51 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
15 48 (1.80%) Mesos
16 47 (1.76%) Cobbler
16 47 (1.76%) Consul
17 46 (1.72%) vRealize
18 41 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
19 36 (1.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 556 (20.80%) VMware
2 474 (17.73%) Red Hat
3 288 (10.77%) Oracle
4 155 (5.80%) Microsoft
5 132 (4.94%) Atlassian
5 132 (4.94%) Splunk
6 123 (4.60%) IBM
7 91 (3.40%) SaltStack
8 89 (3.33%) Cisco
9 83 (3.11%) Google
10 76 (2.84%) AppDynamics
11 72 (2.69%) HP
12 62 (2.32%) Rackspace
13 50 (1.87%) Hortonworks
14 42 (1.57%) EMC
15 41 (1.53%) Sonatype
16 37 (1.38%) CA
17 35 (1.31%) New Relic
17 35 (1.31%) SAP
18 29 (1.08%) NetApp
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: 5 days ago