Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 87 88
Rank change year-on-year -80 +1 -10
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1,123 2,810 2,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 2.85% 2.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.79% 19.41% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 1,980 2,072
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +23.89%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £28.00
90th Percentile £46.88 £41.25 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -14.11% +25.38%

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 10,404 14,477 11,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.45% 14.66% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,996 9,684 8,107
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £267
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 355 279
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.69
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.54% -15.19%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 28 January 2020.

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 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 28 January 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 -88 1,001 £550 +4.76% 414
UK excluding London -85 587 £525 +5.00% 272
London -67 511 £588 +6.82% 169
North of England -35 214 £501 -3.19% 89
South East -94 131 £550 +10.00% 60
North West -31 103 £539 -2.05% 44
Scotland -33 77 £550 - 13
Yorkshire -21 75 £500 +4.71% 35
South West -52 57 £525 +16.67% 35
Midlands -66 47 £525 +21.74% 37
North East -20 37 £430 -14.00% 10
West Midlands -51 37 £523 +7.18% 23
East of England -32 36 £500 -3.85% 23
Wales +39 25 £549 +9.75% 15
East Midlands 0 10 £538 +34.38% 14

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 825 (73.46%) DevOps
2 732 (65.18%) Ansible
3 648 (57.70%) Linux
4 576 (51.29%) Python
5 563 (50.13%) AWS
6 548 (48.80%) Opscode Chef
7 500 (44.52%) Jenkins
8 486 (43.28%) Docker
9 460 (40.96%) Terraform
10 426 (37.93%) Configuration Management
11 372 (33.13%) Kubernetes
12 360 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
13 343 (30.54%) Java
14 339 (30.19%) Azure
15 278 (24.76%) Git (software)
16 267 (23.78%) Bash Shell
17 263 (23.42%) Security Cleared
18 225 (20.04%) Continuous Integration
19 221 (19.68%) Windows
20 204 (18.17%) SC Cleared
21 201 (17.90%) Ruby
22 181 (16.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 172 (15.32%) PowerShell
24 171 (15.23%) Finance
25 170 (15.14%) Amazon EC2
26 167 (14.87%) Infrastructure as Code
27 164 (14.60%) Perl
28 161 (14.34%) Red Hat
29 156 (13.89%) GitHub
30 155 (13.80%) Microservices

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 89 (7.93%) Apache
2 82 (7.30%) Tomcat
3 79 (7.03%) nginx
4 71 (6.32%) OpenStack
5 68 (6.06%) Confluence
6 57 (5.08%) IIS
7 46 (4.10%) WebSphere
8 41 (3.65%) Jetty
9 40 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (3.03%) Mongrel
11 32 (2.85%) JBoss
12 25 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
12 25 (2.23%) WebLogic
13 24 (2.14%) Apache Spark
14 13 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.45%) DataSynapse
15 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
15 5 (0.45%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.089%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.18%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.089%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 563 (50.13%) AWS
2 339 (30.19%) Azure
3 170 (15.14%) Amazon EC2
4 156 (13.89%) GitHub
5 121 (10.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 120 (10.69%) GCP
7 86 (7.66%) Amazon S3
8 81 (7.21%) PaaS
9 75 (6.68%) OpenShift
10 71 (6.32%) IaaS
11 59 (5.25%) Serverless
12 58 (5.16%) Route 53
13 53 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 50 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
15 46 (4.10%) Amazon ELB
16 44 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
17 41 (3.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 34 (3.03%) Google App Engine
19 33 (2.94%) SaaS
20 32 (2.85%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 118 (10.51%) TCP/IP
2 108 (9.62%) HTTP
3 92 (8.19%) DNS
4 77 (6.86%) SSL
5 70 (6.23%) VPN
6 52 (4.63%) DHCP
7 46 (4.10%) Firewall
8 43 (3.83%) IPsec
9 40 (3.56%) FTP
10 29 (2.58%) SAN
11 24 (2.14%) Junos
12 23 (2.05%) Multicast
12 23 (2.05%) Wireless
13 22 (1.96%) BGP
13 22 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (1.96%) EIGRP
14 19 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (1.69%) LAN
14 19 (1.69%) NX-OS
15 16 (1.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (7.75%) MongoDB
2 84 (7.48%) Amazon RDS
3 68 (6.06%) MySQL
4 67 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
5 62 (5.52%) Hadoop
6 59 (5.25%) SQL Server
7 54 (4.81%) NoSQL
8 48 (4.27%) Big Data
9 29 (2.58%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (1.96%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.60%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (1.25%) Flink
14 13 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.98%) Redis
16 10 (0.89%) Data Lake
17 9 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 500 (44.52%) Jenkins
2 278 (24.76%) Git (software)
3 108 (9.62%) GitLab
4 94 (8.37%) JIRA
5 80 (7.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 70 (6.23%) Travis CI
7 69 (6.14%) Bitbucket
8 61 (5.43%) Maven
9 50 (4.45%) TeamCity
10 44 (3.92%) Selenium
11 40 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 40 (3.56%) Subversion
12 39 (3.47%) Cucumber
13 38 (3.38%) Artifactory
14 36 (3.21%) SonarQube
15 32 (2.85%) CircleCI
16 31 (2.76%) IntelliJ
17 29 (2.58%) Ant
17 29 (2.58%) JUnit
17 29 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 171 (15.23%) Finance
2 105 (9.35%) Public Sector
3 65 (5.79%) Banking
4 32 (2.85%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.05%) Retail
6 18 (1.60%) Front Office
7 16 (1.42%) Marketing
7 16 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.71%) Electronics
9 8 (0.71%) Law
9 8 (0.71%) Legal
10 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.45%) Billing
11 5 (0.45%) Publishing
12 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Advertising
13 3 (0.27%) Automotive
13 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 491 (43.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 155 (13.80%) AWS Engineer
3 126 (11.22%) AWS DevOps
4 111 (9.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 84 (7.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 80 (7.12%) Linux Engineer
7 78 (6.95%) Senior DevOps
8 75 (6.68%) Architect
8 75 (6.68%) Developer
9 70 (6.23%) Consultant
10 68 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 52 (4.63%) Azure Engineer
12 46 (4.10%) Platform Engineer
13 44 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 43 (3.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 39 (3.47%) Administrator
16 38 (3.38%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 36 (3.21%) DevOps Consultant
17 36 (3.21%) Network Engineer
18 35 (3.12%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (7.39%) Node.js
2 79 (7.03%) .NET
3 76 (6.77%) Elastic Stack
4 74 (6.59%) Web Services
5 57 (5.08%) REST
6 52 (4.63%) J2EE
7 51 (4.54%) Spring
8 48 (4.27%) LDAP
8 48 (4.27%) Servlets
9 47 (4.19%) Kafka
10 38 (3.38%) AngularJS
10 38 (3.38%) JSON
11 36 (3.21%) XML
12 35 (3.12%) SOAP
13 34 (3.03%) CSS
13 34 (3.03%) HTML
14 30 (2.67%) Hibernate
15 25 (2.23%) jQuery
15 25 (2.23%) Play Framework
15 25 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 72 (6.41%) Public Cloud
3 43 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
5 34 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
7 24 (2.14%) Private Cloud
8 18 (1.60%) Clustering
9 16 (1.42%) Replication
10 14 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.89%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.80%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
15 8 (0.71%) User Experience
15 8 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
16 7 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 648 (57.70%) Linux
2 221 (19.68%) Windows
3 181 (16.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 114 (10.15%) Ubuntu
5 113 (10.06%) Unix
6 83 (7.39%) CentOS
6 83 (7.39%) Windows Server
7 28 (2.49%) Amazon Linux
8 13 (1.16%) Solaris
8 13 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.98%) Android
9 11 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.80%) SUSE
10 9 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.71%) Debian
11 8 (0.71%) HPUX
12 7 (0.62%) CoreOS
13 6 (0.53%) VMS
13 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (73.46%) DevOps
2 426 (37.93%) Configuration Management
3 360 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (20.04%) Continuous Integration
5 167 (14.87%) Infrastructure as Code
6 155 (13.80%) Microservices
7 142 (12.64%) Open Source
8 136 (12.11%) Migration
9 123 (10.95%) Test Automation
10 92 (8.19%) Scrum
11 87 (7.75%) Infrastructure Automation
12 80 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
12 80 (7.12%) Mentoring
13 72 (6.41%) Software Engineering
14 65 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (5.43%) Analytics
16 60 (5.34%) High Availability
17 58 (5.16%) Coaching
17 58 (5.16%) Kanban
18 57 (5.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 576 (51.29%) Python
2 343 (30.54%) Java
3 267 (23.78%) Bash Shell
4 201 (17.90%) Ruby
5 172 (15.32%) PowerShell
6 164 (14.60%) Perl
7 104 (9.26%) SQL
8 96 (8.55%) JavaScript
9 89 (7.93%) Go
10 68 (6.06%) Shell Script
11 58 (5.16%) C#
12 47 (4.19%) PHP
13 41 (3.65%) Groovy
14 35 (3.12%) Scala
15 33 (2.94%) C
16 27 (2.40%) C++
17 23 (2.05%) Haskell
18 18 (1.60%) Java 8
19 16 (1.42%) TypeScript
20 11 (0.98%) Korn
Qualifications
1 263 (23.42%) Security Cleared
2 204 (18.17%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.10%) AWS Certification
4 38 (3.38%) Degree
5 33 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.23%) CCNA
8 24 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.51%) CCNP
9 17 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (1.34%) MCSA
12 9 (0.80%) DBS Check
12 9 (0.80%) RHCE
13 8 (0.71%) CISA
13 8 (0.71%) CISM
13 8 (0.71%) CISSP
13 8 (0.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 8 (0.71%) ISSMP
13 8 (0.71%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.36%) QA
2 14 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.89%) SLA
5 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (0.62%) NIST
6 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.36%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.36%) NCSC
8 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.18%) GMP
10 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.089%) PMO
System Software
1 486 (43.28%) Docker
2 133 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
4 47 (4.19%) Hyper-V
5 46 (4.10%) Active Directory
6 39 (3.47%) Xen
7 20 (1.78%) KVM
8 14 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (1.16%) VMware NSX
9 13 (1.16%) vSphere
10 10 (0.89%) NFS
11 7 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.53%) iptables
13 5 (0.45%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.36%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.36%) XenApp
15 3 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 732 (65.18%) Ansible
2 548 (48.80%) Opscode Chef
3 460 (40.96%) Terraform
4 372 (33.13%) Kubernetes
5 86 (7.66%) Salt
6 76 (6.77%) Packer
7 72 (6.41%) Nagios
8 47 (4.19%) Consul
8 47 (4.19%) Grafana
9 37 (3.29%) Kibana
10 36 (3.21%) Docker Swarm
11 35 (3.12%) Prometheus
12 27 (2.40%) Rancher
13 26 (2.32%) ZABBIX
14 20 (1.78%) SCCM
15 19 (1.69%) HAProxy
15 19 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 19 (1.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 18 (1.60%) logstash
17 17 (1.51%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 161 (14.34%) Red Hat
2 152 (13.54%) VMware
3 138 (12.29%) Microsoft
4 132 (11.75%) Google
5 91 (8.10%) Splunk
6 67 (5.97%) Oracle
7 46 (4.10%) Cisco
8 37 (3.29%) Juniper
9 32 (2.85%) SaltStack
10 29 (2.58%) Atlassian
11 28 (2.49%) HP
12 27 (2.40%) Cloudera
13 26 (2.32%) Hortonworks
13 26 (2.32%) New Relic
14 24 (2.14%) F5
15 20 (1.78%) Citrix
16 19 (1.69%) IBM
17 18 (1.60%) AppDynamics
18 16 (1.42%) NetScout
18 16 (1.42%) Solarflare