Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 69 152
Rank change year-on-year -18 +83 +47
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2686 3317 1856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 3.08% 1.64%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.65% 27.94% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1926 2342 1373
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £360 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
UK median hourly rate £32.88 £39.88 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.55% -16.05% -
10th Percentile £27.48 £32.74 £43.43
90th Percentile £41.55 £46.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +17.69% -31.58% -

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 10897 11872 9622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.03% 11.03% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 7599 5946
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.77% +5.41% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 266 347
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.14 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £26.25 £20.19
% change year-on-year -33.78% +30.05% +0.93%

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 21 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Top 16 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 21 September 2017. 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 -21 2499 £500 - 303
London -28 1445 £525 +2.44% 179
UK excluding London -5 1190 £475 +5.56% 127
South East +23 411 £475 +5.56% 40
North of England -23 288 £475 +5.56% 38
Midlands -32 149 £500 +11.11% 18
Scotland +102 137 £450 +7.14% 4
North West 0 126 £500 +13.96% 20
West Midlands -4 124 £500 +13.64% 12
Yorkshire -36 118 £475 - 16
East of England -25 110 £500 +3.36% 18
South West +14 82 £414 -3.22% 9
North East +54 53 £463 +8.82% 2
East Midlands -38 28 £475 -9.52% 5
Wales +2 17 £401 -15.68%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1799 (66.98%) DevOps
2 1744 (64.93%) Linux
3 1355 (50.45%) Ansible
4 1284 (47.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1209 (45.01%) Amazon AWS
6 1183 (44.04%) Jenkins
7 1102 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
8 1027 (38.24%) Python
9 984 (36.63%) Docker
10 967 (36.00%) Configuration Management
11 931 (34.66%) Java
12 806 (30.01%) Continuous Integration
13 764 (28.44%) Git (software)
14 603 (22.45%) Bash Shell
15 575 (21.41%) Ruby
16 525 (19.55%) Open Source
17 498 (18.54%) Terraform
18 493 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 488 (18.17%) Unix
20 485 (18.06%) Security Cleared
21 442 (16.46%) Red Hat
22 430 (16.01%) Finance
23 419 (15.60%) SC Cleared
24 418 (15.56%) Kubernetes
25 391 (14.56%) Microservices
25 391 (14.56%) MongoDB
26 384 (14.30%) Scrum
27 380 (14.15%) VMware
28 369 (13.74%) Oracle
29 365 (13.59%) PostgreSQL

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
1 267 (9.94%) Tomcat
2 253 (9.42%) Apache
3 213 (7.93%) OpenStack
4 211 (7.86%) Confluence
5 196 (7.30%) nginx
6 179 (6.66%) Elasticsearch
7 165 (6.14%) JBoss
8 130 (4.84%) WebLogic
9 122 (4.54%) WebSphere
10 106 (3.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 73 (2.72%) IIS
12 54 (2.01%) Apache Spark
13 41 (1.53%) Jetty
13 41 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 23 (0.86%) CMS
15 19 (0.71%) Apache Solr
16 17 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
17 14 (0.52%) Mongrel
18 9 (0.34%) Mule
18 9 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (0.48%) HipChat
2 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.074%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.074%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.037%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1209 (45.01%) Amazon AWS
2 349 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (7.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 175 (6.52%) GitHub
5 170 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
6 167 (6.22%) PaaS
7 124 (4.62%) Amazon S3
8 121 (4.50%) IaaS
9 76 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 74 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
11 67 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 61 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
13 58 (2.16%) Route 53
14 52 (1.94%) SaaS
15 51 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
16 50 (1.86%) OpenShift
17 49 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
18 33 (1.23%) Slack
19 24 (0.89%) Datadog
20 23 (0.86%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 260 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 249 (9.27%) HTTP
3 226 (8.41%) DNS
4 212 (7.89%) Firewall
5 176 (6.55%) SSL
6 99 (3.69%) SAN
7 67 (2.49%) LDAP
8 64 (2.38%) Network Security
9 63 (2.35%) VPN
10 53 (1.97%) DHCP
11 52 (1.94%) HTTPS
12 36 (1.34%) SSH
13 34 (1.27%) Internet
13 34 (1.27%) IPsec
14 30 (1.12%) FTP
15 23 (0.86%) Kerberos
16 21 (0.78%) LAN
16 21 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
17 19 (0.71%) OpenVPN
18 18 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (14.56%) MongoDB
2 365 (13.59%) PostgreSQL
3 352 (13.10%) MySQL
4 273 (10.16%) NoSQL
5 135 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 125 (4.65%) Hadoop
7 108 (4.02%) Big Data
8 98 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 97 (3.61%) Redis
9 97 (3.61%) SQL Server
10 84 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
11 83 (3.09%) Oracle Database
12 44 (1.64%) RDBMS
13 38 (1.41%) HBase
14 37 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (0.82%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.45%) DB2
17 11 (0.41%) MariaDB
18 10 (0.37%) Riak
19 9 (0.34%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1183 (44.04%) Jenkins
2 764 (28.44%) Git (software)
3 326 (12.14%) JIRA
4 262 (9.75%) Maven
5 176 (6.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 150 (5.58%) Subversion
7 124 (4.62%) Vagrant
8 121 (4.50%) Bitbucket
9 116 (4.32%) Selenium
10 112 (4.17%) Artifactory
11 108 (4.02%) IntelliJ
12 105 (3.91%) TeamCity
13 101 (3.76%) Cucumber
14 100 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 87 (3.24%) Ant
16 84 (3.13%) Gradle
17 72 (2.68%) GitLab
18 71 (2.64%) JUnit
19 69 (2.57%) NUnit
20 59 (2.20%) MSTest
General
1 430 (16.01%) Finance
2 142 (5.29%) Banking
3 102 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 83 (3.09%) Marketing
5 81 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 80 (2.98%) Electronics
7 78 (2.90%) Retail
8 33 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 24 (0.89%) Publishing
10 22 (0.82%) Law
11 21 (0.78%) Games
12 16 (0.60%) Front Office
13 14 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.45%) Back Office
14 12 (0.45%) Legal
15 6 (0.22%) Billing
15 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.15%) Local Government
17 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.074%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1132 (42.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 357 (13.29%) Developer
3 293 (10.91%) AWS DevOps
4 289 (10.76%) AWS Engineer
5 282 (10.50%) Linux Engineer
6 234 (8.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 206 (7.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 190 (7.07%) Architect
9 182 (6.78%) Java Developer
10 167 (6.22%) Consultant
10 167 (6.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 161 (5.99%) Administrator
12 120 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
13 117 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
14 109 (4.06%) Senior DevOps
15 107 (3.98%) Linux Administrator
16 99 (3.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 91 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
18 88 (3.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 87 (3.24%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (10.72%) Web Services
2 228 (8.49%) Elastic Stack
3 191 (7.11%) JSON
3 191 (7.11%) Spring
4 174 (6.48%) REST
5 156 (5.81%) CSS
6 154 (5.73%) XML
7 151 (5.62%) Node.js
8 131 (4.88%) RESTful
9 121 (4.50%) Middleware
10 120 (4.47%) HTML
11 119 (4.43%) Play Framework
12 109 (4.06%) .NET
13 102 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
14 96 (3.57%) AngularJS
15 91 (3.39%) HTML5
16 84 (3.13%) J2EE
17 83 (3.09%) Sensu
18 82 (3.05%) Kafka
19 73 (2.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (4.28%) Public Cloud
2 86 (3.20%) Data Centre
3 79 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 57 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 43 (1.60%) PKI
7 41 (1.53%) Clustering
8 40 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
9 34 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.82%) Fintech
12 22 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (0.67%) Online Banking
14 17 (0.63%) Replication
15 16 (0.60%) Cloud Native
15 16 (0.60%) Video on Demand
15 16 (0.60%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1744 (64.93%) Linux
2 493 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 488 (18.17%) Unix
4 324 (12.06%) Windows
5 269 (10.01%) CentOS
6 158 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 116 (4.32%) Solaris
8 110 (4.10%) AIX
9 96 (3.57%) Windows Server
10 44 (1.64%) CoreOS
11 35 (1.30%) Debian
11 35 (1.30%) SUSE
12 34 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.60%) VMS
15 13 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.22%) Fedora
18 6 (0.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1799 (66.98%) DevOps
2 1102 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 967 (36.00%) Configuration Management
4 806 (30.01%) Continuous Integration
5 525 (19.55%) Open Source
6 391 (14.56%) Microservices
7 384 (14.30%) Scrum
8 295 (10.98%) TDD
9 292 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
9 292 (10.87%) Test Automation
10 180 (6.70%) Software Engineering
11 177 (6.59%) Migration
12 168 (6.25%) Kanban
13 151 (5.62%) Load Balancing
14 147 (5.47%) OO
15 145 (5.40%) Mentoring
16 129 (4.80%) SOA
17 118 (4.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 110 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
19 95 (3.54%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1027 (38.24%) Python
2 931 (34.66%) Java
3 603 (22.45%) Bash Shell
4 575 (21.41%) Ruby
5 326 (12.14%) Perl
6 228 (8.49%) SQL
7 203 (7.56%) Scala
8 186 (6.92%) JavaScript
9 165 (6.14%) Shell Script
10 163 (6.07%) PowerShell
11 134 (4.99%) Groovy
12 131 (4.88%) PHP
13 129 (4.80%) Go
14 83 (3.09%) C#
15 39 (1.45%) Korn
16 36 (1.34%) C
17 18 (0.67%) Clojure
18 14 (0.52%) C++
18 14 (0.52%) C-shell
18 14 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 485 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 419 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 91 (3.39%) Degree
4 50 (1.86%) AWS Certification
5 42 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (1.53%) CISSP
7 37 (1.38%) RHCE
8 31 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 22 (0.82%) RHCSA
10 21 (0.78%) CEH
10 21 (0.78%) SANS
11 19 (0.71%) GIAC
12 17 (0.63%) CREST Certified
13 14 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (0.48%) CCNP
15 12 (0.45%) RHCA
16 11 (0.41%) CCNA
17 9 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
18 8 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 7 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.83%) QA
2 31 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 26 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (0.71%) GDPR
5 13 (0.48%) SLA
6 12 (0.45%) GCP
6 12 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.074%) COBIT
7 2 (0.074%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.074%) PMO
8 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.037%) MiFID
System Software
1 984 (36.63%) Docker
2 202 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (3.05%) Active Directory
4 81 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
5 55 (2.05%) Xen
6 43 (1.60%) KVM
7 39 (1.45%) vSphere
8 32 (1.19%) etcd
9 31 (1.15%) HDFS
10 29 (1.08%) Hyper-V
11 28 (1.04%) VMware NSX
12 26 (0.97%) flannel
12 26 (0.97%) vCloud
12 26 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
13 22 (0.82%) Squid
14 20 (0.74%) LXC
15 19 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 19 (0.71%) Postfix
16 16 (0.60%) iptables
16 16 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1355 (50.45%) Ansible
2 1284 (47.80%) Opscode Chef
3 498 (18.54%) Terraform
4 418 (15.56%) Kubernetes
5 160 (5.96%) logstash
6 142 (5.29%) Nagios
7 127 (4.73%) Kibana
8 126 (4.69%) Salt
9 104 (3.87%) ZABBIX
10 75 (2.79%) Packer
11 62 (2.31%) Grafana
12 59 (2.20%) Graphite
13 58 (2.16%) Consul
14 54 (2.01%) Mesos
15 52 (1.94%) HAProxy
16 50 (1.86%) Rancher
17 46 (1.71%) Cobbler
18 43 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
19 35 (1.30%) Sysdig
20 33 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 442 (16.46%) Red Hat
2 380 (14.15%) VMware
3 369 (13.74%) Oracle
4 137 (5.10%) Splunk
5 125 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 117 (4.36%) IBM
7 99 (3.69%) Google
8 87 (3.24%) SAP
9 86 (3.20%) SaltStack
10 76 (2.83%) Atlassian
11 46 (1.71%) HP
12 38 (1.41%) Cisco
13 36 (1.34%) AppDynamics
14 34 (1.27%) Cloudera
15 30 (1.12%) webMethods
16 28 (1.04%) EMC
17 25 (0.93%) WSO2
18 21 (0.78%) MuleSoft
18 21 (0.78%) NetApp
19 20 (0.74%) Rackspace