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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 70 142
Rank change year-on-year -15 +72  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1288 1617 920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.73% 3.00% 1.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.20% 26.17% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 1176 669
Median daily rate £500 £495 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +16.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £373 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.34% -0.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 5111 6178 4748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.47% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3338 3978 2926
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 144 159
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £17.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.18 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -20 1208 £500 - 327
London -26 700 £525 +5.00% 173
South East +28 183 £488 +8.50% 38
West Midlands +3 76 £500 +13.63% 16
City of London -42 72 £525 +5.00% 48
North West +7 71 £500 +11.11% 33
East of England -13 56 £506 +3.84% 17
Scotland +56 48 £463 +15.62% 7
Surrey +8 48 £500 +11.11% 11
South West -6 46 £419 -1.47% 10
Essex +29 45 £500 - 1
Shropshire 0 43 £525 +19.31% 5
Yorkshire -51 42 £450 - 23
Hampshire -9 40 £500 +17.64% 7
West Yorkshire -32 40 £450 +5.88% 19
Telford 0 39 £525 +19.31% 5
Edinburgh +32 38 £475 +18.75% 2
Croydon +7 37 £463 +17.83%
Manchester +12 36 £465 -2.10% 24
Leeds -29 35 £450 +6.50% 19
Berkshire +18 27 £450 -2.70% 11
Oxfordshire +5 27 £488 +14.70% 2
West Sussex +39 26 £475 - 2
Cheshire +11 22 £500 +17.64% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 20 £500 -
Bristol +1 17 £400 -28.88% 5
Oxford +7 16 £475 +26.66%
Wales 0 16 £425 -10.47% 2
North East +60 15 £475 +13.77% 9
Worthing +24 14 £500 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1730 (68.43%) DevOps
2 1674 (66.22%) Linux
3 1245 (49.25%) Ansible
4 1206 (47.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1092 (43.20%) Amazon AWS
6 1090 (43.12%) Jenkins
7 1034 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
8 976 (38.61%) Python
9 920 (36.39%) Docker
10 892 (35.28%) Configuration Management
11 852 (33.70%) Java
12 720 (28.48%) Git (software)
13 709 (28.05%) Continuous Integration
14 603 (23.85%) Bash Shell
15 598 (23.66%) Ruby
16 550 (21.76%) Open Source
17 506 (20.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 454 (17.96%) Unix
19 450 (17.80%) Security Cleared
20 416 (16.46%) Red Hat
21 399 (15.78%) VMware
22 387 (15.31%) SC Cleared
22 387 (15.31%) MongoDB
22 387 (15.31%) Terraform
23 348 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
24 341 (13.49%) Windows
24 341 (13.49%) Kubernetes
25 336 (13.29%) Perl
26 332 (13.13%) Finance
27 323 (12.78%) 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
1 286 (11.31%) Apache
2 216 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 188 (7.44%) Confluence
4 175 (6.92%) nginx
5 172 (6.80%) Elasticsearch
6 158 (6.25%) OpenStack
7 153 (6.05%) JBoss
8 103 (4.07%) WebSphere
9 98 (3.88%) IIS
10 92 (3.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 92 (3.64%) WebLogic
11 54 (2.14%) Apache Spark
12 36 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 29 (1.15%) Jetty
14 27 (1.07%) CMS
15 23 (0.91%) Mongrel
16 20 (0.79%) Drupal
17 17 (0.67%) Apache Pig
18 13 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (0.32%) HipChat
2 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.079%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 47 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.079%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.040%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.040%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1092 (43.20%) Amazon AWS
2 291 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 177 (7.00%) PaaS
4 169 (6.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 159 (6.29%) Amazon EC2
6 156 (6.17%) GitHub
7 129 (5.10%) Amazon S3
8 117 (4.63%) IaaS
9 72 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 59 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
11 57 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 56 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 49 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
14 47 (1.86%) OpenShift
15 45 (1.78%) SaaS
16 42 (1.66%) Route 53
17 31 (1.23%) Datadog
18 30 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
19 23 (0.91%) Google App Engine
20 19 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 291 (11.51%) HTTP
2 273 (10.80%) TCP/IP
3 225 (8.90%) DNS
4 212 (8.39%) SSL
5 192 (7.59%) Firewall
6 86 (3.40%) VPN
7 78 (3.09%) SAN
8 76 (3.01%) LDAP
9 63 (2.49%) DHCP
10 54 (2.14%) HTTPS
11 50 (1.98%) Network Security
12 42 (1.66%) Internet
13 37 (1.46%) IPsec
13 37 (1.46%) SSH
14 29 (1.15%) FTP
15 26 (1.03%) LAN
16 23 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
16 23 (0.91%) SMTP
17 21 (0.83%) WAN
18 19 (0.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (15.31%) MongoDB
2 348 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
3 302 (11.95%) MySQL
4 265 (10.48%) NoSQL
5 141 (5.58%) Big Data
6 131 (5.18%) Hadoop
6 131 (5.18%) Relational Database
7 120 (4.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 111 (4.39%) SQL Server
9 97 (3.84%) Redis
10 92 (3.64%) Oracle Database
11 63 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
12 47 (1.86%) Apache Hive
13 41 (1.62%) HBase
14 39 (1.54%) RDBMS
15 20 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 20 (0.79%) Neo4j
15 20 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1090 (43.12%) Jenkins
2 720 (28.48%) Git (software)
3 288 (11.39%) JIRA
4 256 (10.13%) Maven
5 171 (6.76%) Subversion
6 133 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 120 (4.75%) Vagrant
8 115 (4.55%) IntelliJ
9 111 (4.39%) Selenium
10 92 (3.64%) Bitbucket
11 81 (3.20%) Gradle
12 74 (2.93%) Ant
13 71 (2.81%) JUnit
14 70 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
15 69 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 69 (2.73%) TeamCity
16 67 (2.65%) Cucumber
17 66 (2.61%) Artifactory
18 63 (2.49%) Hudson
19 54 (2.14%) Travis CI
General
1 332 (13.13%) Finance
2 139 (5.50%) Banking
3 70 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 66 (2.61%) Retail
5 52 (2.06%) Marketing
6 49 (1.94%) Electronics
7 47 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.51%) Publishing
10 12 (0.47%) Games
11 11 (0.44%) Law
11 11 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.40%) Back Office
13 8 (0.32%) Legal
14 4 (0.16%) Billing
15 3 (0.12%) Front Office
15 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.079%) Local Government
16 2 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1062 (42.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 346 (13.69%) Developer
3 271 (10.72%) AWS Engineer
4 267 (10.56%) AWS DevOps
4 267 (10.56%) Linux Engineer
5 217 (8.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 182 (7.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 178 (7.04%) Java Developer
8 175 (6.92%) Architect
9 149 (5.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 128 (5.06%) Administrator
10 128 (5.06%) Consultant
11 117 (4.63%) Senior DevOps
12 114 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
13 95 (3.76%) Automation Engineer
14 89 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
15 85 (3.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 84 (3.32%) Scala Developer
17 83 (3.28%) Linux Administrator
18 77 (3.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (9.97%) Web Services
2 201 (7.95%) Elastic Stack
3 191 (7.56%) CSS
4 179 (7.08%) JSON
5 168 (6.65%) Spring
6 158 (6.25%) Node.js
7 144 (5.70%) XML
8 137 (5.42%) HTML
8 137 (5.42%) REST
9 129 (5.10%) Play Framework
10 125 (4.94%) .NET
11 114 (4.51%) J2EE
12 107 (4.23%) Middleware
13 97 (3.84%) AngularJS
14 96 (3.80%) HTML5
15 84 (3.32%) Kafka
16 78 (3.09%) SOAP
17 77 (3.05%) Sensu
18 74 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
19 72 (2.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 114 (4.51%) Public Cloud
2 87 (3.44%) Data Centre
3 74 (2.93%) Computer Science
4 72 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
5 51 (2.02%) Clustering
6 43 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
7 36 (1.42%) PKI
7 36 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 32 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 31 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.11%) Client/Server
10 28 (1.11%) Fintech
10 28 (1.11%) Replication
11 24 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (0.83%) User Experience
13 19 (0.75%) Smart Meter
14 18 (0.71%) Algorithms
14 18 (0.71%) Video on Demand
15 14 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1674 (66.22%) Linux
2 506 (20.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 454 (17.96%) Unix
4 341 (13.49%) Windows
5 273 (10.80%) CentOS
6 147 (5.81%) Ubuntu
7 98 (3.88%) Solaris
8 91 (3.60%) AIX
9 90 (3.56%) Windows Server
10 51 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (1.74%) SUSE
12 37 (1.46%) Debian
13 29 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (1.11%) CoreOS
15 12 (0.47%) VMS
16 11 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.40%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
19 7 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1730 (68.43%) DevOps
2 1034 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
3 892 (35.28%) Configuration Management
4 709 (28.05%) Continuous Integration
5 550 (21.76%) Open Source
6 323 (12.78%) Microservices
7 288 (11.39%) Scrum
8 275 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 271 (10.72%) Test Automation
10 262 (10.36%) TDD
11 164 (6.49%) Software Engineering
12 162 (6.41%) Migration
13 154 (6.09%) Mentoring
14 134 (5.30%) Kanban
15 120 (4.75%) Web Operations
16 113 (4.47%) OO
17 111 (4.39%) Continuous Deployment
18 102 (4.03%) Load Balancing
19 99 (3.92%) High Availability
20 96 (3.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 976 (38.61%) Python
2 852 (33.70%) Java
3 603 (23.85%) Bash Shell
4 598 (23.66%) Ruby
5 336 (13.29%) Perl
6 239 (9.45%) SQL
7 238 (9.41%) Scala
8 194 (7.67%) PowerShell
9 177 (7.00%) JavaScript
10 153 (6.05%) Shell Script
11 121 (4.79%) PHP
12 104 (4.11%) Go
13 103 (4.07%) Groovy
14 94 (3.72%) C#
15 41 (1.62%) C
16 40 (1.58%) Korn
17 28 (1.11%) Clojure
18 23 (0.91%) C++
19 22 (0.87%) XAML
20 13 (0.51%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 450 (17.80%) Security Cleared
2 387 (15.31%) SC Cleared
3 69 (2.73%) Degree
4 57 (2.25%) RHCE
5 39 (1.54%) CISSP
6 29 (1.15%) RHCSA
7 28 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 27 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (0.67%) AWS Certification
11 17 (0.67%) GIAC
12 16 (0.63%) CCNP
13 15 (0.59%) CCNA
13 15 (0.59%) SANS
14 13 (0.51%) CEH
14 13 (0.51%) CREST Certified
15 11 (0.44%) RHCA
16 10 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (1.90%) QA
2 30 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.55%) SLA
5 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.28%) GCP
7 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.040%) MiFID
System Software
1 920 (36.39%) Docker
2 201 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
4 86 (3.40%) Active Directory
5 54 (2.14%) Xen
6 52 (2.06%) HDFS
7 49 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (1.66%) vCloud
9 40 (1.58%) vSphere
10 39 (1.54%) KVM
11 26 (1.03%) Hyper-V
12 25 (0.99%) LXC
13 22 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 22 (0.87%) etcd
13 22 (0.87%) flannel
13 22 (0.87%) NFS
14 17 (0.67%) Squid
15 16 (0.63%) GlusterFS
16 15 (0.59%) iptables
17 12 (0.47%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1245 (49.25%) Ansible
2 1206 (47.71%) Opscode Chef
3 387 (15.31%) Terraform
4 341 (13.49%) Kubernetes
5 174 (6.88%) Nagios
6 131 (5.18%) Salt
7 118 (4.67%) logstash
8 105 (4.15%) ZABBIX
9 100 (3.96%) Kibana
10 81 (3.20%) Graphite
11 60 (2.37%) Mesos
12 53 (2.10%) HAProxy
13 48 (1.90%) Grafana
13 48 (1.90%) Packer
14 42 (1.66%) Rancher
15 41 (1.62%) vRealize
16 38 (1.50%) Cobbler
16 38 (1.50%) Hadoop YARN
17 37 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
18 34 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 416 (16.46%) Red Hat
2 399 (15.78%) VMware
3 288 (11.39%) Oracle
4 137 (5.42%) Microsoft
5 128 (5.06%) Splunk
6 113 (4.47%) IBM
7 93 (3.68%) Google
8 87 (3.44%) SaltStack
9 84 (3.32%) Atlassian
10 53 (2.10%) SAP
11 48 (1.90%) AppDynamics
11 48 (1.90%) Cisco
12 40 (1.58%) Rackspace
13 34 (1.34%) HP
13 34 (1.34%) webMethods
14 29 (1.15%) WSO2
15 25 (0.99%) EMC
16 23 (0.91%) Juniper
16 23 (0.91%) NetApp
16 23 (0.91%) ServiceNow
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Linux Recruit
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per month
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Source Technology
Rate: From £600 to £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 per month
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
UK
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago