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 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 79 145
Rank change year-on-year +2 +66  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1306 1469 901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.81% 2.63% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.81% 25.91% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1064 659
Median daily rate £500 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +5.55% +16.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 4696 5670 4695
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.11% 10.14% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3113 3585 2846
Median daily rate £475 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +11.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 133 200
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.62% +6.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

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 April 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
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 April 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 1212 £500 - 346
London +7 715 £538 +7.50% 185
South East +21 164 £475 +11.76% 56
City of London 0 104 £525 +7.69% 41
West Midlands -5 77 £480 +3.22% 12
North West +20 59 £500 +11.11% 24
Yorkshire -27 57 £450 -5.26% 25
East of England -12 49 £537 +13.05% 12
West Yorkshire -7 46 £450 +3.44% 15
Scotland +39 45 £346 -15.54% 8
Hampshire +2 43 £475 +31.94% 3
Leeds -8 42 £450 +0.55% 13
South West +7 36 £475 +15.15% 23
North East +17 35 £463 +35.92% 3
Manchester +15 34 £500 +1.01% 22
Shropshire -2 31 £496 +10.25% 6
Telford -2 31 £496 +16.74% 6
Berkshire +6 28 £438 -12.50% 20
Surrey -10 28 £450 -2.70% 17
West Sussex +37 25 £488 -20.40% 2
Tyne and Wear +15 25 £450 +36.36% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 25 £450 +32.25% 3
Wales +25 24 £431 -6.75%
Hertfordshire +23 22 £538 +26.47% 4
Essex +8 22 £531 +49.05% 3
Renfrewshire +38 20 £346 -15.54%
Edinburgh +12 20 £338 -18.18% 5
Erskine +39 19 £350 -14.63%
Oxfordshire +4 19 £475 +35.71% 2
Wiltshire +6 17 £488 +8.33% 2

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1783 (70.22%) DevOps
2 1652 (65.06%) Linux
3 1287 (50.69%) Ansible
4 1164 (45.84%) Opscode Chef
5 1156 (45.53%) Jenkins
6 1083 (42.65%) Amazon AWS
7 1056 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
8 1021 (40.21%) Python
9 895 (35.25%) Docker
10 854 (33.64%) Java
11 847 (33.36%) Configuration Management
12 732 (28.83%) Git (software)
13 731 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
14 652 (25.68%) Ruby
15 635 (25.01%) Bash Shell
16 491 (19.34%) Open Source
17 490 (19.30%) VMware
18 467 (18.39%) Unix
18 467 (18.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 425 (16.74%) Red Hat
20 421 (16.58%) Security Cleared
21 360 (14.18%) SC Cleared
22 358 (14.10%) Terraform
23 351 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
24 346 (13.63%) Perl
25 338 (13.31%) MongoDB
26 328 (12.92%) Windows
27 320 (12.60%) Apache
28 311 (12.25%) Finance
29 302 (11.89%) Kubernetes

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
1 320 (12.60%) Apache
2 203 (8.00%) nginx
3 201 (7.92%) Confluence
3 201 (7.92%) Tomcat
4 167 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
5 156 (6.14%) OpenStack
6 122 (4.81%) JBoss
7 108 (4.25%) IIS
8 101 (3.98%) WebSphere
9 92 (3.62%) Cloud Foundry
10 74 (2.91%) Apache Spark
10 74 (2.91%) WebLogic
11 29 (1.14%) Jetty
12 27 (1.06%) Mongrel
13 25 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
14 24 (0.95%) Apache Pig
15 23 (0.91%) CMS
16 20 (0.79%) Drupal
17 19 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 15 (0.59%) CloudStack
Applications
1 9 (0.35%) HipChat
2 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.039%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.039%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1083 (42.65%) Amazon AWS
2 271 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 185 (7.29%) GitHub
4 163 (6.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 155 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
6 142 (5.59%) PaaS
7 124 (4.88%) Amazon S3
8 80 (3.15%) IaaS
9 68 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
10 63 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 57 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 50 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
13 49 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 39 (1.54%) Route 53
15 36 (1.42%) Datadog
16 28 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 27 (1.06%) Google App Engine
17 27 (1.06%) SaaS
18 24 (0.95%) OpenShift
19 21 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 252 (9.93%) HTTP
2 241 (9.49%) TCP/IP
3 238 (9.37%) DNS
4 191 (7.52%) SSL
5 175 (6.89%) Firewall
6 114 (4.49%) VPN
7 109 (4.29%) LDAP
8 73 (2.88%) DHCP
9 58 (2.28%) SAN
10 55 (2.17%) Internet
11 38 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 38 (1.50%) Kerberos
12 37 (1.46%) HTTPS
13 33 (1.30%) FTP
13 33 (1.30%) IPsec
13 33 (1.30%) SSH
14 24 (0.95%) Network Security
14 24 (0.95%) SNMP
15 22 (0.87%) SMTP
16 20 (0.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
2 338 (13.31%) MongoDB
3 257 (10.12%) MySQL
4 216 (8.51%) NoSQL
5 176 (6.93%) Hadoop
6 174 (6.85%) Big Data
7 128 (5.04%) Relational Database
8 116 (4.57%) Redis
9 105 (4.14%) SQL Server
10 92 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 83 (3.27%) Oracle Database
12 77 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
13 63 (2.48%) Apache Hive
14 45 (1.77%) HBase
15 36 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
16 32 (1.26%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.98%) Neo4j
18 21 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 16 (0.63%) DB2
20 15 (0.59%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1156 (45.53%) Jenkins
2 732 (28.83%) Git (software)
3 294 (11.58%) JIRA
4 229 (9.02%) Maven
5 177 (6.97%) Subversion
6 172 (6.77%) Vagrant
7 137 (5.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 133 (5.24%) Selenium
9 97 (3.82%) Gradle
10 91 (3.58%) Cucumber
11 82 (3.23%) IntelliJ
12 80 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 79 (3.11%) Bitbucket
14 75 (2.95%) TeamCity
15 71 (2.80%) JUnit
15 71 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
16 67 (2.64%) Travis CI
17 66 (2.60%) Ant
18 65 (2.56%) Hudson
19 50 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 311 (12.25%) Finance
2 142 (5.59%) Banking
3 68 (2.68%) Retail
4 47 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 37 (1.46%) Marketing
6 31 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 23 (0.91%) Electronics
8 22 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.63%) Games
9 16 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.55%) Publishing
11 7 (0.28%) Advertising
11 7 (0.28%) Law
11 7 (0.28%) Legal
11 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.16%) Front Office
12 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.12%) Billing
13 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.079%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1126 (44.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 320 (12.60%) Developer
3 285 (11.22%) AWS DevOps
4 274 (10.79%) AWS Engineer
5 252 (9.93%) Linux Engineer
6 222 (8.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 190 (7.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 164 (6.46%) Architect
9 161 (6.34%) Java Developer
10 151 (5.95%) Administrator
11 144 (5.67%) Senior DevOps
12 141 (5.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 136 (5.36%) Consultant
14 114 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
15 110 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
16 104 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 93 (3.66%) Linux Administrator
18 87 (3.43%) DevOps Consultant
19 83 (3.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
20 82 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (10.28%) Web Services
2 171 (6.73%) Elastic Stack
3 157 (6.18%) JSON
4 155 (6.10%) CSS
5 150 (5.91%) Spring
6 145 (5.71%) Node.js
7 143 (5.63%) HTML
8 134 (5.28%) .NET
9 131 (5.16%) REST
10 108 (4.25%) Play Framework
11 105 (4.14%) XML
12 100 (3.94%) J2EE
13 99 (3.90%) AngularJS
14 92 (3.62%) LAMP
15 87 (3.43%) HTML5
16 81 (3.19%) Kafka
17 73 (2.88%) LAPP Stack
18 63 (2.48%) Middleware
19 61 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
19 61 (2.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 108 (4.25%) Public Cloud
2 103 (4.06%) Data Centre
3 89 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
4 79 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.21%) Clustering
7 48 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
8 46 (1.81%) PKI
9 39 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 35 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 35 (1.38%) Replication
10 35 (1.38%) User Experience
11 33 (1.30%) Management Information System
12 30 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (0.91%) Fintech
14 22 (0.87%) Data Structures
15 20 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (0.71%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.67%) Smart Meter
18 15 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1652 (65.06%) Linux
2 467 (18.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 467 (18.39%) Unix
3 328 (12.92%) Windows
4 269 (10.59%) CentOS
5 129 (5.08%) Ubuntu
6 98 (3.86%) Windows Server
7 72 (2.84%) AIX
8 66 (2.60%) Solaris
9 61 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (1.69%) SUSE
11 37 (1.46%) Debian
12 35 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (0.87%) CoreOS
14 14 (0.55%) Fedora
15 11 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.43%) VMS
16 10 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.32%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1783 (70.22%) DevOps
2 1056 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
3 847 (33.36%) Configuration Management
4 731 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
5 491 (19.34%) Open Source
6 302 (11.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 261 (10.28%) Scrum
8 250 (9.85%) Microservices
9 198 (7.80%) TDD
10 167 (6.58%) Migration
11 142 (5.59%) Mentoring
12 138 (5.44%) High Availability
13 124 (4.88%) Software Engineering
14 120 (4.73%) Continuous Deployment
15 107 (4.21%) E-Commerce
16 105 (4.14%) Web Operations
17 104 (4.10%) Load Balancing
18 103 (4.06%) ITIL
19 100 (3.94%) OO
20 99 (3.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1021 (40.21%) Python
2 854 (33.64%) Java
3 652 (25.68%) Ruby
4 635 (25.01%) Bash Shell
5 346 (13.63%) Perl
6 267 (10.52%) SQL
7 217 (8.55%) Scala
8 215 (8.47%) PowerShell
9 168 (6.62%) Shell Script
10 166 (6.54%) JavaScript
11 121 (4.77%) PHP
12 108 (4.25%) Go
13 92 (3.62%) C#
14 80 (3.15%) Groovy
15 40 (1.58%) C
16 34 (1.34%) Clojure
17 32 (1.26%) C++
18 31 (1.22%) Korn
19 22 (0.87%) XAML
20 18 (0.71%) F#
Qualifications
1 421 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 360 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 65 (2.56%) Degree
4 42 (1.65%) RHCE
5 35 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 25 (0.98%) RHCSA
7 24 (0.95%) AWS Certification
8 22 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (0.87%) CISSP
9 21 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (0.63%) CCNA
11 15 (0.59%) CCNP
12 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.51%) MCSE
14 11 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
15 9 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.28%) GCIH
16 7 (0.28%) GIAC
16 7 (0.28%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.24%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.05%) QA
2 30 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.43%) SLA
5 8 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.12%) GCP
6 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.12%) SDET
7 2 (0.079%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.079%) PMO
7 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 895 (35.25%) Docker
2 230 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
4 93 (3.66%) Active Directory
5 77 (3.03%) vCloud
6 65 (2.56%) HDFS
7 54 (2.13%) vSphere
7 54 (2.13%) Xen
8 37 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (1.26%) NFS
10 29 (1.14%) Hyper-V
11 26 (1.02%) VMware ESX
12 23 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 23 (0.91%) Squid
13 22 (0.87%) LXC
14 18 (0.71%) GlusterFS
14 18 (0.71%) KVM
15 16 (0.63%) etcd
16 15 (0.59%) flannel
17 14 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1287 (50.69%) Ansible
2 1164 (45.84%) Opscode Chef
3 358 (14.10%) Terraform
4 302 (11.89%) Kubernetes
5 187 (7.37%) Nagios
6 152 (5.99%) Salt
7 107 (4.21%) logstash
8 98 (3.86%) ZABBIX
9 93 (3.66%) Kibana
10 77 (3.03%) Graphite
11 56 (2.21%) Mesos
12 54 (2.13%) HAProxy
13 50 (1.97%) Cobbler
14 46 (1.81%) Packer
15 41 (1.61%) Hadoop YARN
16 39 (1.54%) Grafana
16 39 (1.54%) vRealize
17 38 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
18 37 (1.46%) Rancher
18 37 (1.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 490 (19.30%) VMware
2 425 (16.74%) Red Hat
3 246 (9.69%) Oracle
4 142 (5.59%) Microsoft
5 134 (5.28%) Splunk
6 112 (4.41%) Atlassian
7 100 (3.94%) IBM
8 91 (3.58%) SaltStack
9 86 (3.39%) Google
10 75 (2.95%) Cisco
11 59 (2.32%) AppDynamics
12 53 (2.09%) HP
13 45 (1.77%) Rackspace
14 42 (1.65%) EMC
15 38 (1.50%) Hortonworks
16 37 (1.46%) SAP
17 34 (1.34%) NetApp
18 29 (1.14%) New Relic
19 26 (1.02%) CA
20 23 (0.91%) Sun
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Roc Search
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Yoh
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Expenses Paid
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £620 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Likelihood of extension
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago