Period
to 25 October 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 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 259 180 153
Rank change year-on-year -79 -27 -67
Contract jobs citing Puppet 884 495 1,443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.55% 1.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.48% 9.63% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 348 1,009
10th Percentile £413 £328 £413
25th Percentile £475 £413 £470
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £572 £625
90th Percentile £688 £647 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £481 £505
% change year-on-year +9.20% -4.80% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Median hourly rate £63.00 £66.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +65.00% +23.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.50 £54.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% +35.00% +23.08%

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 13,646 5,140 12,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.09% 16.14% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,795 3,525 8,621
10th Percentile £356 £313 £270
25th Percentile £450 £401 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.52%
75th Percentile £629 £588 £594
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 101 289
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.49
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.00 £14.63
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £49.75 £40.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.94% +6.16% +4.29%

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 October 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 October 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 -82 742 £550 +10.00% 303
London -48 453 £550 +4.76% 157
Work from Home -108 248 £525 - 59
UK excluding London -147 233 £525 +9.20% 154
North of England -103 60 £525 +6.06% 41
South East -117 42 £475 -6.86% 28
South West -27 39 £538 +11.80% 25
East of England -45 37 £550 +39.24% 19
Midlands -53 34 £470 +25.33% 27
North West -56 34 £525 +5.00% 23
Yorkshire -56 24 £475 +15.15% 12
Scotland -64 24 £508 +17.68% 12
West Midlands -59 18 £565 +20.99% 18
East Midlands -29 15 £431 +36.90% 9
North East -23 2 £532 +9.66% 6

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 633 (71.61%) Ansible
2 560 (63.35%) DevOps
3 472 (53.39%) Linux
4 423 (47.85%) Python
5 419 (47.40%) Terraform
6 414 (46.83%) Jenkins
7 379 (42.87%) Kubernetes
8 377 (42.65%) AWS
9 367 (41.52%) Docker
10 319 (36.09%) Opscode Chef
11 299 (33.82%) Configuration Management
12 252 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
13 249 (28.17%) Bash Shell
14 247 (27.94%) Azure
15 237 (26.81%) Git (software)
16 194 (21.95%) Java
17 190 (21.49%) Infrastructure as Code
18 171 (19.34%) Windows
19 170 (19.23%) GCP
20 165 (18.67%) PowerShell
21 152 (17.19%) VMware
22 136 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
23 135 (15.27%) Security Cleared
24 131 (14.82%) GitHub
25 129 (14.59%) Finance
26 121 (13.69%) Social Skills
27 115 (13.01%) SC Cleared
28 114 (12.90%) JIRA
29 112 (12.67%) AWS CloudFormation
30 108 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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 72 (8.14%) Confluence
2 55 (6.22%) Tomcat
3 52 (5.88%) Apache
4 35 (3.96%) nginx
5 31 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 30 (3.39%) WebLogic
7 27 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (2.94%) IIS
9 25 (2.83%) Apache Spark
10 20 (2.26%) SharePoint
11 17 (1.92%) OpenStack
12 13 (1.47%) JBoss
13 12 (1.36%) Mule
14 9 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.90%) Traefik
15 8 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
17 5 (0.57%) Jetty
18 3 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.13%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 377 (42.65%) AWS
2 247 (27.94%) Azure
3 170 (19.23%) GCP
4 131 (14.82%) GitHub
5 112 (12.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 60 (6.79%) IaaS
7 58 (6.56%) PaaS
8 51 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
9 44 (4.98%) Serverless
10 39 (4.41%) Amazon EKS
11 38 (4.30%) OpenShift
11 38 (4.30%) SaaS
12 30 (3.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 28 (3.17%) Amazon ECS
14 24 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (2.49%) Amazon S3
16 21 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
16 21 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
17 18 (2.04%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 70 (7.92%) DNS
2 67 (7.58%) Firewall
3 42 (4.75%) TCP/IP
4 36 (4.07%) HTTP
5 30 (3.39%) SAN
6 22 (2.49%) NAS
7 21 (2.38%) WAN
8 19 (2.15%) LAN
9 15 (1.70%) Kerberos
9 15 (1.70%) Multicast
9 15 (1.70%) SNMP
10 14 (1.58%) HTTPS
11 13 (1.47%) IPv4
11 13 (1.47%) iSCSI
12 12 (1.36%) SSL
13 10 (1.13%) Wireshark
14 9 (1.02%) FTP
14 9 (1.02%) IPv6
14 9 (1.02%) tcpdump
15 8 (0.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.32%) MongoDB
3 39 (4.41%) MySQL
4 37 (4.19%) Hadoop
5 36 (4.07%) Amazon RDS
5 36 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (3.62%) NoSQL
7 25 (2.83%) Big Data
8 15 (1.70%) MariaDB
9 14 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.24%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.02%) Data Lake
12 9 (1.02%) Redis
12 9 (1.02%) Tableau
13 8 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (0.90%) HBase
14 7 (0.79%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.79%) BigQuery
14 7 (0.79%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 414 (46.83%) Jenkins
2 237 (26.81%) Git (software)
3 114 (12.90%) JIRA
4 89 (10.07%) GitLab
5 79 (8.94%) Bitbucket
6 65 (7.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 56 (6.33%) Maven
8 55 (6.22%) TeamCity
9 45 (5.09%) Subversion
10 37 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 34 (3.85%) Artifactory
12 33 (3.73%) Selenium
13 31 (3.51%) SonarQube
14 29 (3.28%) CircleCI
14 29 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
15 23 (2.60%) JUnit
16 18 (2.04%) Visual Studio
17 17 (1.92%) Vagrant
18 16 (1.81%) Cucumber
19 15 (1.70%) Gradle
General
1 129 (14.59%) Finance
2 121 (13.69%) Social Skills
3 78 (8.82%) Banking
4 58 (6.56%) Public Sector
5 30 (3.39%) Retail
6 22 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (1.92%) Law
8 16 (1.81%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.58%) Presentation Skills
10 12 (1.36%) Games
11 11 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
11 11 (1.24%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
12 7 (0.79%) Prime Brokerage
13 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.45%) Back Office
14 4 (0.45%) Marketing
15 3 (0.34%) Automotive
15 3 (0.34%) Legal
15 3 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 340 (38.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (9.05%) AWS Engineer
3 76 (8.60%) Platform Engineer
4 71 (8.03%) Developer
5 65 (7.35%) Linux Engineer
6 56 (6.33%) AWS DevOps
7 52 (5.88%) Architect
8 48 (5.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 46 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
10 42 (4.75%) Azure Engineer
11 39 (4.41%) Senior DevOps
12 38 (4.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 34 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 33 (3.73%) Consultant
14 33 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
15 32 (3.62%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 31 (3.51%) Administrator
17 30 (3.39%) Site Reliability Engineer
18 29 (3.28%) Cloud Architect
19 27 (3.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.56%) Node.js
2 53 (6.00%) .NET
3 44 (4.98%) Kafka
4 39 (4.41%) Spring
5 36 (4.07%) JSON
6 33 (3.73%) AngularJS
6 33 (3.73%) REST
7 32 (3.62%) YAML
8 30 (3.39%) HTML
9 29 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
9 29 (3.28%) React
10 28 (3.17%) Web Services
11 27 (3.05%) CSS
12 18 (2.04%) .NET Core
12 18 (2.04%) Django
12 18 (2.04%) LDAP
13 17 (1.92%) Middleware
13 17 (1.92%) RESTful
14 16 (1.81%) ARM Templates
15 15 (1.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 47 (5.32%) Data Protection Act
4 42 (4.75%) Cloud Native
5 28 (3.17%) Clustering
6 20 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.47%) PKI
10 12 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.24%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (1.02%) Legacy Applications
13 8 (0.90%) Equities
13 8 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
14 6 (0.68%) User Experience
15 5 (0.57%) Replication
15 5 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 472 (53.39%) Linux
2 171 (19.34%) Windows
3 101 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 86 (9.73%) Unix
5 82 (9.28%) CentOS
6 45 (5.09%) Windows Server
7 37 (4.19%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.47%) Solaris
10 10 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (0.68%) CoreOS
13 6 (0.68%) Debian
13 6 (0.68%) SUSE
14 3 (0.34%) AIX
15 2 (0.23%) VMS
16 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (63.35%) DevOps
2 299 (33.82%) Configuration Management
3 252 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (21.49%) Infrastructure as Code
5 136 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (10.86%) Migration
7 88 (9.95%) Microservices
7 88 (9.95%) Scrum
8 82 (9.28%) Test Automation
9 81 (9.16%) Software Engineering
10 73 (8.26%) Infrastructure Automation
11 68 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
12 66 (7.47%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 62 (7.01%) SDLC
14 61 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
15 60 (6.79%) Open Source
15 60 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
16 54 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 53 (6.00%) Data Protection
18 51 (5.77%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 423 (47.85%) Python
2 249 (28.17%) Bash Shell
3 194 (21.95%) Java
4 165 (18.67%) PowerShell
5 101 (11.43%) Ruby
6 93 (10.52%) Go
7 88 (9.95%) SQL
8 85 (9.62%) JavaScript
9 62 (7.01%) Shell Script
10 57 (6.45%) Perl
11 51 (5.77%) C#
12 42 (4.75%) Groovy
13 28 (3.17%) PHP
14 20 (2.26%) Scala
15 16 (1.81%) C++
16 14 (1.58%) C
17 10 (1.13%) Java 8
18 8 (0.90%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.68%) TypeScript
20 5 (0.57%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 135 (15.27%) Security Cleared
2 115 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 27 (3.05%) Degree
5 18 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.90%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.90%) RHCE
8 7 (0.79%) ISEB
8 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.45%) CEH
10 4 (0.45%) MCSA
10 4 (0.45%) MCSE
10 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.23%) RHCA
12 2 (0.23%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.02%) NCSC
2 8 (0.90%) GDPR
3 7 (0.79%) QA
4 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.34%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) NIST
6 1 (0.11%) SOC 1
6 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 367 (41.52%) Docker
2 108 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (5.77%) Active Directory
4 22 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.04%) KVM
7 16 (1.81%) NFS
8 15 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.70%) vSphere
9 11 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (1.13%) vCloud
10 10 (1.13%) VMware NSX
11 9 (1.02%) Xen
12 8 (0.90%) HDFS
13 7 (0.79%) LXC
13 7 (0.79%) SRDF
14 6 (0.68%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 3 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 633 (71.61%) Ansible
2 419 (47.40%) Terraform
3 379 (42.87%) Kubernetes
4 319 (36.09%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (6.79%) Packer
6 43 (4.86%) Prometheus
7 28 (3.17%) Nagios
8 26 (2.94%) Salt
9 25 (2.83%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (2.60%) Istio
11 21 (2.38%) Consul
11 21 (2.38%) vRealize
12 19 (2.15%) Icinga
12 19 (2.15%) ZABBIX
13 17 (1.92%) Kibana
13 17 (1.92%) SCCM
14 16 (1.81%) Grafana
14 16 (1.81%) HAProxy
15 14 (1.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 12 (1.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 152 (17.19%) VMware
2 101 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 94 (10.63%) Red Hat
4 82 (9.28%) Oracle
5 70 (7.92%) Splunk
6 64 (7.24%) Google
7 36 (4.07%) Cisco
8 28 (3.17%) SaltStack
9 27 (3.05%) IBM
10 26 (2.94%) New Relic
11 21 (2.38%) AppDynamics
12 18 (2.04%) MuleSoft
13 17 (1.92%) EMC
13 17 (1.92%) ServiceNow
14 15 (1.70%) Citrix
14 15 (1.70%) NetApp
14 15 (1.70%) Zscaler
15 13 (1.47%) Informatica
16 11 (1.24%) PagerDuty
16 11 (1.24%) SolarWinds