Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 90 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 +74
Contract jobs citing Puppet 3,020 2,757 3,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.91% 2.70% 3.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.37% 22.95% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,196 2,057 2,350
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £381 £363
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -39.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.50% +17.69% -39.53%

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 14,825 12,014 12,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.29% 11.76% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,007 8,082 7,698
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £260
90th Percentile £650 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 289 274
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.73% +19.23%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.98 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £48.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £26.50
% change year-on-year +8.73% -39.26% +35.90%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +10 2,829 £525 +5.00% 580
UK excluding London +17 1,627 £500 +2.56% 333
London -6 1,360 £538 +2.38% 275
North of England +18 502 £500 +5.26% 101
South East +2 476 £500 +5.26% 78
North West +22 212 £525 +5.00% 52
Midlands +21 208 £425 -18.66% 41
Yorkshire +10 172 £475 -5.00% 40
South West +32 162 £425 +3.03% 40
Scotland -1 153 £550 +16.71% 13
West Midlands -6 149 £500 -4.86% 27
East of England +13 126 £510 -0.49% 45
North East +32 125 £490 -2.00% 9
East Midlands +42 57 £400 -11.11% 14
Wales -6 24 £550 +29.29% 6
Northern Ireland +40 5 £525 - 9

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 2,007 (66.46%) DevOps
2 1,991 (65.93%) Ansible
3 1,663 (55.07%) Linux
4 1,660 (54.97%) Opscode Chef
5 1,653 (54.74%) Jenkins
6 1,640 (54.30%) Amazon AWS
7 1,295 (42.88%) Agile Software Development
8 1,260 (41.72%) Docker
9 1,231 (40.76%) Python
10 1,104 (36.56%) Java
11 1,005 (33.28%) Terraform
12 979 (32.42%) Continuous Integration
13 930 (30.79%) Configuration Management
14 811 (26.85%) Git (software)
15 799 (26.46%) Kubernetes
16 686 (22.72%) Microsoft Azure
17 611 (20.23%) Windows
18 593 (19.64%) Bash Shell
19 495 (16.39%) Test Automation
20 489 (16.19%) Open Source
21 483 (15.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 482 (15.96%) Unix
23 477 (15.79%) Ruby
24 458 (15.17%) Red Hat
25 456 (15.10%) Security Cleared
26 447 (14.80%) MySQL
27 446 (14.77%) NoSQL
28 443 (14.67%) Tomcat
29 442 (14.64%) TDD
30 433 (14.34%) Perl

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
1 443 (14.67%) Tomcat
2 265 (8.77%) Apache
3 247 (8.18%) OpenStack
4 239 (7.91%) WebSphere
5 236 (7.81%) nginx
6 231 (7.65%) WebLogic
7 200 (6.62%) JBoss
8 152 (5.03%) Confluence
9 129 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
10 119 (3.94%) Jetty
11 109 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
12 83 (2.75%) IIS
13 44 (1.46%) Mongrel
14 41 (1.36%) Apache Spark
15 31 (1.03%) Documentum
16 26 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 25 (0.83%) Tuxedo
18 19 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 15 (0.50%) Apache Pig
20 14 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 55 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.17%) HipChat
4 5 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.066%) SPSS
6 1 (0.033%) InVision
6 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.099%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.033%) Exstream
6 1 (0.033%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,640 (54.30%) Amazon AWS
2 686 (22.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 335 (11.09%) Amazon EC2
4 273 (9.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 252 (8.34%) GitHub
6 238 (7.88%) Amazon S3
7 189 (6.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 170 (5.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 164 (5.43%) PaaS
10 150 (4.97%) Serverless
11 148 (4.90%) IaaS
12 115 (3.81%) Amazon ELB
13 114 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
14 106 (3.51%) OpenShift
15 89 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
16 79 (2.62%) Route 53
17 76 (2.52%) SaaS
18 75 (2.48%) npm
19 73 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 59 (1.95%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 253 (8.38%) HTTP
2 233 (7.72%) TCP/IP
3 218 (7.22%) DNS
4 184 (6.09%) SSL
5 152 (5.03%) Firewall
6 84 (2.78%) DHCP
7 54 (1.79%) FTP
8 51 (1.69%) IPsec
9 43 (1.42%) VPN
10 37 (1.23%) Internet
11 32 (1.06%) SSH
12 29 (0.96%) SAN
13 26 (0.86%) iSCSI
14 22 (0.73%) DSL
15 21 (0.70%) LAN
16 20 (0.66%) WAN
17 19 (0.63%) BIG-IP
18 18 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
19 17 (0.56%) OpenVPN
19 17 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (14.80%) MySQL
2 446 (14.77%) NoSQL
3 389 (12.88%) PostgreSQL
4 340 (11.26%) MongoDB
5 289 (9.57%) Hadoop
6 149 (4.93%) Big Data
7 134 (4.44%) SQL Server
8 110 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
9 108 (3.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 96 (3.18%) Relational Database
11 73 (2.42%) Apache Hive
12 71 (2.35%) Redis
13 70 (2.32%) RDBMS
14 47 (1.56%) Sqoop
15 42 (1.39%) Impala
16 37 (1.23%) Oracle Database
17 30 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 27 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
19 25 (0.83%) Couchbase
19 25 (0.83%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 1,653 (54.74%) Jenkins
2 811 (26.85%) Git (software)
3 332 (10.99%) Maven
4 280 (9.27%) GitLab
5 256 (8.48%) JIRA
6 215 (7.12%) Selenium
7 200 (6.62%) Sonatype Nexus
8 192 (6.36%) Artifactory
9 165 (5.46%) NUnit
10 164 (5.43%) MSTest
11 163 (5.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 160 (5.30%) TeamCity
13 152 (5.03%) Travis CI
14 151 (5.00%) Bitbucket
15 150 (4.97%) Cucumber
16 130 (4.30%) Vagrant
17 118 (3.91%) Gradle
18 117 (3.87%) Subversion
19 106 (3.51%) Ant
20 95 (3.15%) JUnit
General
1 371 (12.28%) Finance
2 177 (5.86%) Banking
3 45 (1.49%) Retail
3 45 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 39 (1.29%) Marketing
5 22 (0.73%) Publishing
6 20 (0.66%) Law
6 20 (0.66%) Retail Banking
7 19 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 19 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.56%) Electronics
8 17 (0.56%) Games
9 15 (0.50%) Front Office
10 8 (0.26%) Automotive
10 8 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.066%) Advertising
12 2 (0.066%) Billing
12 2 (0.066%) Legal
12 2 (0.066%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,381 (45.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 530 (17.55%) Developer
3 418 (13.84%) AWS Engineer
4 391 (12.95%) AWS DevOps
5 349 (11.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 324 (10.73%) Java Developer
7 184 (6.09%) Linux Engineer
8 164 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
9 162 (5.36%) Architect
10 142 (4.70%) Platform Engineer
11 136 (4.50%) Consultant
12 120 (3.97%) Senior DevOps
13 105 (3.48%) DevOps Consultant
13 105 (3.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 101 (3.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 88 (2.91%) Administrator
16 84 (2.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 82 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
17 82 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 71 (2.35%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (8.84%) Node.js
2 255 (8.44%) Elastic Stack
3 240 (7.95%) Spring
4 218 (7.22%) Web Services
5 144 (4.77%) .NET
6 142 (4.70%) REST
7 131 (4.34%) HTML
8 130 (4.30%) CSS
9 126 (4.17%) Hibernate
10 117 (3.87%) Spring Boot
11 113 (3.74%) Middleware
12 109 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
13 108 (3.58%) Kafka
14 100 (3.31%) AngularJS
14 100 (3.31%) JSON
15 98 (3.25%) Servlets
16 97 (3.21%) XML
17 94 (3.11%) RESTful
18 89 (2.95%) jQuery
19 78 (2.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 144 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
2 118 (3.91%) Public Cloud
3 108 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 79 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
5 76 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 59 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 52 (1.72%) Cloud Native
9 50 (1.66%) Wiki
10 49 (1.62%) PKI
11 46 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 45 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 41 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 41 (1.36%) User Experience
14 36 (1.19%) Management Information System
15 29 (0.96%) Mobile App
16 28 (0.93%) Clustering
17 26 (0.86%) Fintech
18 19 (0.63%) Fat Client
18 19 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,663 (55.07%) Linux
2 611 (20.23%) Windows
3 483 (15.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 482 (15.96%) Unix
5 301 (9.97%) CentOS
6 165 (5.46%) Ubuntu
7 129 (4.27%) Windows Server
8 60 (1.99%) Solaris
9 59 (1.95%) Debian
10 46 (1.52%) CoreOS
11 35 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (0.83%) SUSE
13 25 (0.83%) VMS
14 22 (0.73%) Android
14 22 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 17 (0.56%) AIX
16 16 (0.53%) Fedora
16 16 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,007 (66.46%) DevOps
2 1,295 (42.88%) Agile Software Development
3 979 (32.42%) Continuous Integration
4 930 (30.79%) Configuration Management
5 495 (16.39%) Test Automation
6 489 (16.19%) Open Source
7 442 (14.64%) TDD
8 395 (13.08%) Scrum
9 381 (12.62%) Microservices
10 348 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery
11 318 (10.53%) Migration
12 299 (9.90%) Deployment Automation
13 253 (8.38%) OO
14 241 (7.98%) Software Engineering
15 212 (7.02%) BDD
16 200 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
17 192 (6.36%) Kanban
18 166 (5.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 141 (4.67%) Continuous Deployment
20 130 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,231 (40.76%) Python
2 1,104 (36.56%) Java
3 593 (19.64%) Bash Shell
4 477 (15.79%) Ruby
5 433 (14.34%) Perl
6 321 (10.63%) SQL
7 315 (10.43%) JavaScript
8 312 (10.33%) PowerShell
9 288 (9.54%) Shell Script
10 232 (7.68%) Groovy
11 135 (4.47%) Go
12 120 (3.97%) C#
13 104 (3.44%) PHP
14 100 (3.31%) Scala
15 81 (2.68%) Java 8
16 80 (2.65%) Korn
17 60 (1.99%) C++
18 52 (1.72%) Haskell
19 49 (1.62%) C
20 16 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 456 (15.10%) Security Cleared
2 330 (10.93%) SC Cleared
3 86 (2.85%) Degree
4 51 (1.69%) AWS Certification
5 41 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 30 (0.99%) RHCE
8 15 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.40%) CCNA
10 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.36%) CISSP
12 9 (0.30%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.26%) MCSE
14 5 (0.17%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.17%) CISM
15 4 (0.13%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.31%) QA
2 14 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.43%) SLA
4 11 (0.36%) GDPR
5 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.099%) PMO
7 2 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.033%) BS25999
8 1 (0.033%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.033%) GPG13
8 1 (0.033%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.033%) WAI
8 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,260 (41.72%) Docker
2 235 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
4 83 (2.75%) Active Directory
5 58 (1.92%) vSphere
6 56 (1.85%) Xen
7 50 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 49 (1.62%) HDFS
9 39 (1.29%) NFS
10 31 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
11 29 (0.96%) VirtualBox
12 28 (0.93%) etcd
13 27 (0.89%) flannel
13 27 (0.89%) KVM
14 22 (0.73%) Squid
15 19 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 19 (0.63%) Ceph
15 19 (0.63%) SkyDNS
15 19 (0.63%) VMware NSX
16 18 (0.60%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1,991 (65.93%) Ansible
2 1,660 (54.97%) Opscode Chef
3 1,005 (33.28%) Terraform
4 799 (26.46%) Kubernetes
5 225 (7.45%) Packer
6 196 (6.49%) Salt
7 175 (5.79%) Nagios
8 164 (5.43%) Grafana
9 157 (5.20%) ZABBIX
10 154 (5.10%) Kibana
11 96 (3.18%) Prometheus
12 90 (2.98%) logstash
13 82 (2.72%) Cobbler
14 67 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
15 60 (1.99%) Consul
16 59 (1.95%) Rancher
17 49 (1.62%) Mesos
18 48 (1.59%) Hadoop YARN
19 47 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
20 46 (1.52%) Graphite
Vendors
1 458 (15.17%) Red Hat
2 417 (13.81%) Oracle
3 370 (12.25%) VMware
4 250 (8.28%) Microsoft
5 225 (7.45%) Google
6 160 (5.30%) Splunk
7 97 (3.21%) New Relic
8 89 (2.95%) Atlassian
9 88 (2.91%) SaltStack
10 65 (2.15%) Black Duck
11 61 (2.02%) Cloudera
12 57 (1.89%) IBM
13 52 (1.72%) Adobe
14 48 (1.59%) AppDynamics
14 48 (1.59%) Citrix
15 40 (1.32%) Cisco
16 34 (1.13%) NetApp
17 33 (1.09%) Dynatrace
17 33 (1.09%) hybris
18 32 (1.06%) Pega