Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 85 75
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +62
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2,835 2,772 2,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.85% 2.79% 3.06%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.57% 23.45% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,012 2,070 2,048
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £395 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.89% -43.50%
10th Percentile £33.75 £27.65 £24.28
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.75 £32.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year -14.11% +25.38% -45.83%

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 14,489 11,821 10,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 11.89% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,668 8,022 6,810
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 273 249
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.96 £47.50 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year +9.38% -16.34% -4.38%

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 15 January 2019.

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 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 15 January 2019. 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 +2 2,654 £525 - 580
UK excluding London +8 1,496 £500 - 339
London -8 1,311 £550 +4.76% 271
North of England +3 464 £515 +4.04% 88
South East -6 434 £500 - 83
North West +6 198 £550 +10.00% 46
Midlands +17 194 £420 -19.23% 51
Yorkshire 0 169 £476 -4.75% 32
Scotland -7 153 £550 +15.79% 15
West Midlands -5 152 £488 -7.14% 31
South West +25 137 £425 -5.56% 46
East of England +45 116 £500 -4.76% 41
North East +12 102 £500 -9.09% 10
East Midlands +21 42 £400 -8.57% 20
Wales -2 19 £500 -6.98% 6
Northern Ireland +31 8 £525 - 9

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 1,889 (66.63%) DevOps
2 1,871 (66.00%) Ansible
3 1,579 (55.70%) Jenkins
4 1,560 (55.03%) Linux
5 1,546 (54.53%) Amazon AWS
6 1,536 (54.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1,190 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
8 1,187 (41.87%) Python
9 1,125 (39.68%) Docker
10 1,035 (36.51%) Java
11 905 (31.92%) Configuration Management
12 893 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
13 878 (30.97%) Terraform
14 785 (27.69%) Git (software)
15 741 (26.14%) Kubernetes
16 691 (24.37%) Microsoft Azure
17 567 (20.00%) Windows
18 556 (19.61%) Bash Shell
19 549 (19.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 498 (17.57%) Test Automation
21 478 (16.86%) Security Cleared
22 461 (16.26%) Red Hat
23 457 (16.12%) Ruby
24 452 (15.94%) Open Source
25 441 (15.56%) Unix
26 439 (15.49%) MySQL
27 435 (15.34%) Tomcat
28 430 (15.17%) NoSQL
29 429 (15.13%) Perl
30 423 (14.92%) Oracle

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
1 435 (15.34%) Tomcat
2 291 (10.26%) Apache
3 270 (9.52%) nginx
4 247 (8.71%) WebSphere
5 236 (8.32%) OpenStack
6 231 (8.15%) WebLogic
7 189 (6.67%) JBoss
8 162 (5.71%) Confluence
9 118 (4.16%) Jetty
10 109 (3.84%) Cloud Foundry
11 100 (3.53%) IIS
12 93 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
13 60 (2.12%) Mongrel
14 36 (1.27%) Documentum
15 29 (1.02%) Apache Spark
16 23 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 19 (0.67%) MS Exchange
17 19 (0.67%) Tuxedo
18 16 (0.56%) Apache Pig
19 11 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 47 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) HipChat
6 2 (0.071%) InVision
6 2 (0.071%) SPSS
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.42%) Sentinel
2 8 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.035%) Exstream
6 1 (0.035%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,546 (54.53%) Amazon AWS
2 691 (24.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 306 (10.79%) Amazon EC2
4 258 (9.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 239 (8.43%) GitHub
6 224 (7.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 210 (7.41%) Amazon S3
8 183 (6.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 170 (6.00%) PaaS
10 150 (5.29%) Serverless
11 146 (5.15%) IaaS
12 136 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
13 117 (4.13%) Amazon ELB
14 116 (4.09%) OpenShift
15 105 (3.70%) Datadog
16 84 (2.96%) Route 53
17 78 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
18 74 (2.61%) SaaS
19 67 (2.36%) npm
20 66 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 289 (10.19%) HTTP
2 249 (8.78%) TCP/IP
3 242 (8.54%) DNS
4 194 (6.84%) SSL
5 148 (5.22%) Firewall
6 115 (4.06%) DHCP
7 86 (3.03%) FTP
8 83 (2.93%) IPsec
9 62 (2.19%) VPN
10 38 (1.34%) Internet
11 37 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (1.31%) Network Security
12 29 (1.02%) SSH
13 26 (0.92%) iSCSI
14 24 (0.85%) VLAN
15 22 (0.78%) SAN
16 18 (0.63%) WAN
17 17 (0.60%) LAN
18 16 (0.56%) BIG-IP
19 15 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (15.49%) MySQL
2 430 (15.17%) NoSQL
3 339 (11.96%) PostgreSQL
4 319 (11.25%) MongoDB
5 228 (8.04%) Hadoop
6 150 (5.29%) SQL Server
7 113 (3.99%) Big Data
8 112 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
9 105 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 92 (3.25%) Relational Database
11 76 (2.68%) RDBMS
12 55 (1.94%) Apache Hive
12 55 (1.94%) Redis
13 34 (1.20%) Sqoop
14 32 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
14 32 (1.13%) Impala
15 31 (1.09%) Oracle Database
16 25 (0.88%) MariaDB
17 23 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
18 21 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,579 (55.70%) Jenkins
2 785 (27.69%) Git (software)
3 319 (11.25%) Maven
4 296 (10.44%) GitLab
5 276 (9.74%) JIRA
6 244 (8.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 200 (7.05%) Selenium
8 180 (6.35%) Artifactory
9 167 (5.89%) Travis CI
10 164 (5.78%) NUnit
11 163 (5.75%) MSTest
12 151 (5.33%) Cucumber
13 147 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 141 (4.97%) TeamCity
15 122 (4.30%) Subversion
16 116 (4.09%) Vagrant
17 114 (4.02%) Gradle
18 109 (3.84%) Bitbucket
19 104 (3.67%) gulp
20 100 (3.53%) Ant
General
1 358 (12.63%) Finance
2 142 (5.01%) Banking
3 49 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 39 (1.38%) Marketing
4 39 (1.38%) Retail
5 28 (0.99%) Law
6 25 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 24 (0.85%) Electronics
8 19 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.60%) Front Office
9 17 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 14 (0.49%) Publishing
11 10 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.25%) Games
13 6 (0.21%) Billing
14 5 (0.18%) Automotive
15 4 (0.14%) Legal
16 3 (0.11%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.11%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.071%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,258 (44.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 452 (15.94%) Developer
3 378 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
4 344 (12.13%) AWS DevOps
5 311 (10.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 265 (9.35%) Java Developer
7 191 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
8 170 (6.00%) Architect
9 144 (5.08%) Senior DevOps
10 132 (4.66%) Platform Engineer
11 121 (4.27%) Consultant
12 118 (4.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 115 (4.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 110 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
15 106 (3.74%) Administrator
16 96 (3.39%) DevOps Consultant
17 88 (3.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 78 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
19 77 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
20 74 (2.61%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (7.69%) Spring
2 209 (7.37%) Elastic Stack
3 206 (7.27%) Node.js
4 203 (7.16%) Web Services
5 168 (5.93%) .NET
6 141 (4.97%) REST
7 126 (4.44%) Hibernate
8 121 (4.27%) Servlets
9 120 (4.23%) HTML
10 118 (4.16%) Middleware
11 115 (4.06%) CSS
12 112 (3.95%) J2EE
13 99 (3.49%) AngularJS
14 96 (3.39%) Spring Boot
15 92 (3.25%) RESTful
15 92 (3.25%) XML
16 91 (3.21%) JSON
17 85 (3.00%) Kafka
18 84 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
19 82 (2.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 140 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
2 123 (4.34%) Public Cloud
3 97 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 77 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 76 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
6 68 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 62 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (1.62%) User Experience
9 45 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 42 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
11 38 (1.34%) Cloud Native
11 38 (1.34%) PKI
11 38 (1.34%) Wiki
12 33 (1.16%) Clustering
12 33 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (0.85%) Fintech
14 21 (0.74%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.56%) Fat Client
15 16 (0.56%) Thin Client
16 15 (0.53%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,560 (55.03%) Linux
2 567 (20.00%) Windows
3 549 (19.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 441 (15.56%) Unix
5 276 (9.74%) CentOS
6 149 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 131 (4.62%) Windows Server
8 57 (2.01%) Debian
9 52 (1.83%) Solaris
10 46 (1.62%) CoreOS
11 40 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.74%) Android
14 21 (0.74%) SUSE
15 16 (0.56%) Fedora
16 15 (0.53%) VMS
17 13 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 12 (0.42%) AIX
19 10 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,889 (66.63%) DevOps
2 1,190 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
3 905 (31.92%) Configuration Management
4 893 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
5 498 (17.57%) Test Automation
6 452 (15.94%) Open Source
7 403 (14.22%) TDD
8 377 (13.30%) Microservices
9 366 (12.91%) Scrum
10 333 (11.75%) Migration
11 300 (10.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 258 (9.10%) OO
13 254 (8.96%) Deployment Automation
14 221 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
15 202 (7.13%) Software Engineering
16 194 (6.84%) Kanban
17 188 (6.63%) ITIL
18 164 (5.78%) BDD
19 142 (5.01%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 138 (4.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,187 (41.87%) Python
2 1,035 (36.51%) Java
3 556 (19.61%) Bash Shell
4 457 (16.12%) Ruby
5 429 (15.13%) Perl
6 313 (11.04%) SQL
7 285 (10.05%) Shell Script
8 276 (9.74%) JavaScript
9 275 (9.70%) PowerShell
10 196 (6.91%) Groovy
11 139 (4.90%) Go
12 122 (4.30%) C#
13 85 (3.00%) Java 8
14 82 (2.89%) PHP
15 80 (2.82%) Scala
16 70 (2.47%) Korn
17 56 (1.98%) Haskell
18 54 (1.90%) C++
19 41 (1.45%) C
20 18 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 478 (16.86%) Security Cleared
2 358 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 94 (3.32%) Degree
4 88 (3.10%) RHCE
5 61 (2.15%) AWS Certification
6 51 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 47 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 46 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (1.20%) CCNP
11 25 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.42%) CCNA
13 12 (0.42%) Master's Degree
14 11 (0.39%) MCSE
15 10 (0.35%) CISSP
16 6 (0.21%) MCSA
17 5 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.18%) RHCSA
18 4 (0.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.68%) QA
2 12 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.39%) SLA
4 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.21%) GDPR
6 3 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.071%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.035%) BS25999
8 1 (0.035%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.035%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.035%) GPG13
8 1 (0.035%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.035%) WAI
8 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,125 (39.68%) Docker
2 249 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
4 101 (3.56%) Active Directory
5 76 (2.68%) Xen
6 61 (2.15%) Hyper-V
7 48 (1.69%) vSphere
8 38 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (1.31%) NFS
10 34 (1.20%) HDFS
11 33 (1.16%) VirtualBox
12 27 (0.95%) etcd
12 27 (0.95%) KVM
13 26 (0.92%) flannel
14 25 (0.88%) SkyDNS
15 24 (0.85%) Ceph
16 23 (0.81%) GlusterFS
17 20 (0.71%) Squid
18 18 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
18 18 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,871 (66.00%) Ansible
2 1,536 (54.18%) Opscode Chef
3 878 (30.97%) Terraform
4 741 (26.14%) Kubernetes
5 204 (7.20%) Packer
6 195 (6.88%) Salt
7 165 (5.82%) Grafana
8 152 (5.36%) Nagios
9 143 (5.04%) ZABBIX
10 125 (4.41%) Kibana
11 114 (4.02%) Prometheus
12 76 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
13 63 (2.22%) Cobbler
14 61 (2.15%) Rancher
15 60 (2.12%) logstash
16 57 (2.01%) Graphite
17 53 (1.87%) Mesos
18 51 (1.80%) Consul
19 46 (1.62%) HAProxy
20 45 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 461 (16.26%) Red Hat
2 423 (14.92%) Oracle
3 371 (13.09%) VMware
4 271 (9.56%) Microsoft
5 262 (9.24%) Google
6 202 (7.13%) Splunk
7 101 (3.56%) Atlassian
8 82 (2.89%) Cisco
8 82 (2.89%) New Relic
9 81 (2.86%) SaltStack
10 60 (2.12%) Qualys
11 58 (2.05%) Black Duck
12 48 (1.69%) AppDynamics
13 47 (1.66%) Citrix
14 46 (1.62%) Adobe
15 45 (1.59%) ServiceNow
16 44 (1.55%) F5
17 41 (1.45%) Pega
18 40 (1.41%) Cloudera
19 37 (1.31%) webMethods