Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 82 87
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +65
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2,911 2,542 2,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.80% 2.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.34% 26.13% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,133 1,858 1,938
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £395 £363 £357
90th Percentile £660 £625 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28.75 £38.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.13 £41.25 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 13,030 9,729 10,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 10.71% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,670 6,435 6,905
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £276 £272 £263
90th Percentile £631 £606 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £385
% change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 215 270
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £52.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.24% +5.67%

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 20 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Top 15 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 20 May 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 +2 2,761 £525 +5.00% 660
UK excluding London +20 1,444 £488 +5.41% 369
London -21 1,432 £550 +4.76% 320
North of England +32 542 £450 - 128
South East +8 378 £500 +5.26% 86
Yorkshire +32 241 £450 +4.35% 59
North West +17 210 £475 +5.56% 60
Midlands +30 197 £525 +7.09% 38
West Midlands 0 149 £530 +10.42% 23
South West +52 123 £494 +2.60% 49
Scotland -23 97 £500 +19.90% 20
North East +29 93 £430 -3.10% 9
East of England -5 88 £500 -6.93% 38
East Midlands +23 46 £450 -14.24% 15
Wales -13 22 £488 +11.43% 8

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 2,044 (70.22%) DevOps
2 1,798 (61.77%) Linux
3 1,721 (59.12%) Ansible
4 1,509 (51.84%) Opscode Chef
5 1,496 (51.39%) Jenkins
6 1,366 (46.93%) Amazon AWS
7 1,219 (41.88%) Python
8 1,178 (40.47%) Docker
9 1,162 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
10 1,107 (38.03%) Configuration Management
11 944 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
12 910 (31.26%) Git (software)
13 905 (31.09%) Java
14 762 (26.18%) Terraform
15 674 (23.15%) Ruby
16 647 (22.23%) Bash Shell
17 596 (20.47%) Kubernetes
18 591 (20.30%) Microsoft Azure
19 572 (19.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 488 (16.76%) Open Source
21 474 (16.28%) Windows
22 466 (16.01%) Perl
23 440 (15.12%) Unix
24 420 (14.43%) Red Hat
25 418 (14.36%) Security Cleared
26 411 (14.12%) Finance
27 401 (13.78%) MySQL
28 374 (12.85%) Microservices
29 369 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
30 366 (12.57%) Deployment Automation

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
1 280 (9.62%) Tomcat
2 215 (7.39%) Confluence
3 213 (7.32%) Apache
4 209 (7.18%) nginx
5 164 (5.63%) WebSphere
6 159 (5.46%) OpenStack
7 152 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
8 146 (5.02%) WebLogic
9 124 (4.26%) JBoss
10 73 (2.51%) Apache Spark
11 71 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 67 (2.30%) IIS
13 52 (1.79%) Jetty
14 40 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 25 (0.86%) Mongrel
16 24 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 18 (0.62%) Apache Pig
17 18 (0.62%) CMS
18 17 (0.58%) Mule
19 16 (0.55%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 16 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.21%) HipChat
4 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.31%) Magento
4 7 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.034%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.034%) R3 Corda
9 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,366 (46.93%) Amazon AWS
2 591 (20.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 285 (9.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 216 (7.42%) Amazon EC2
5 161 (5.53%) GitHub
6 159 (5.46%) Amazon S3
7 156 (5.36%) PaaS
8 154 (5.29%) IaaS
9 150 (5.15%) Serverless
10 137 (4.71%) AWS Lambda
11 135 (4.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 123 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
13 99 (3.40%) Amazon ELB
14 92 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 83 (2.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 78 (2.68%) Route 53
17 68 (2.34%) npm
18 57 (1.96%) Datadog
19 51 (1.75%) SaaS
20 49 (1.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 263 (9.03%) TCP/IP
2 222 (7.63%) DNS
3 208 (7.15%) SSL
4 195 (6.70%) Firewall
5 182 (6.25%) HTTP
6 85 (2.92%) DHCP
7 68 (2.34%) FTP
8 55 (1.89%) Internet
8 55 (1.89%) IPsec
9 49 (1.68%) SAN
10 46 (1.58%) VPN
11 34 (1.17%) SSH
12 26 (0.89%) SMS
13 19 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
13 19 (0.65%) Network Security
13 19 (0.65%) SNMP
14 16 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
14 16 (0.55%) WAN
15 15 (0.52%) HTTPS
15 15 (0.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (13.78%) MySQL
2 369 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
3 288 (9.89%) NoSQL
4 282 (9.69%) MongoDB
5 157 (5.39%) Hadoop
6 142 (4.88%) Big Data
7 127 (4.36%) SQL Server
8 110 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
9 108 (3.71%) Relational Database
10 74 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 59 (2.03%) RDBMS
12 50 (1.72%) Oracle Database
13 49 (1.68%) Apache Hive
14 43 (1.48%) Redis
15 31 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (1.06%) DB2
16 26 (0.89%) HBase
17 23 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 15 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,496 (51.39%) Jenkins
2 910 (31.26%) Git (software)
3 328 (11.27%) JIRA
4 270 (9.28%) Maven
5 221 (7.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 211 (7.25%) Artifactory
7 189 (6.49%) TeamCity
8 152 (5.22%) Subversion
9 134 (4.60%) Selenium
10 133 (4.57%) Vagrant
11 132 (4.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 119 (4.09%) Gradle
13 118 (4.05%) GitLab
14 114 (3.92%) Cucumber
15 112 (3.85%) Travis CI
16 111 (3.81%) JUnit
17 98 (3.37%) Ant
18 82 (2.82%) NUnit
19 81 (2.78%) Bitbucket
20 80 (2.75%) MSTest
General
1 411 (14.12%) Finance
2 143 (4.91%) Banking
3 68 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 45 (1.55%) Retail
5 44 (1.51%) Marketing
6 33 (1.13%) Publishing
7 28 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 27 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 27 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 26 (0.89%) Electronics
10 24 (0.82%) Games
10 24 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 20 (0.69%) Law
12 5 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.14%) Automotive
13 4 (0.14%) French Language
13 4 (0.14%) Legal
14 3 (0.10%) Billing
15 2 (0.069%) Back Office
15 2 (0.069%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,425 (48.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 451 (15.49%) Developer
3 431 (14.81%) AWS DevOps
4 422 (14.50%) AWS Engineer
5 372 (12.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 290 (9.96%) Linux Engineer
7 218 (7.49%) Java Developer
8 202 (6.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 193 (6.63%) Senior DevOps
10 189 (6.49%) Consultant
11 179 (6.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 169 (5.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 159 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
14 140 (4.81%) Administrator
15 132 (4.53%) DevOps Consultant
16 119 (4.09%) Architect
16 119 (4.09%) Senior Developer
17 96 (3.30%) Automation Engineer
18 95 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 91 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (10.13%) Web Services
2 247 (8.49%) Node.js
3 238 (8.18%) Elastic Stack
4 188 (6.46%) REST
4 188 (6.46%) Spring
5 159 (5.46%) .NET
6 141 (4.84%) AngularJS
7 124 (4.26%) Kafka
8 114 (3.92%) JSON
9 111 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
10 106 (3.64%) HTML
11 104 (3.57%) jQuery
12 100 (3.44%) CSS
13 96 (3.30%) SOAP
14 95 (3.26%) Middleware
15 90 (3.09%) React
16 88 (3.02%) J2EE
17 86 (2.95%) Spring Boot
18 85 (2.92%) ActiveMQ
19 83 (2.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 139 (4.77%) Linux Command Line
2 112 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 108 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
4 90 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 89 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 65 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
7 59 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 52 (1.79%) Clustering
9 44 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 38 (1.31%) Private Cloud
11 37 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 34 (1.17%) Fintech
13 30 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 29 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
14 29 (1.00%) Replication
15 27 (0.93%) PKI
16 17 (0.58%) Cloud Native
16 17 (0.58%) Mobile App
17 16 (0.55%) User Experience
18 15 (0.52%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1,798 (61.77%) Linux
2 572 (19.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 474 (16.28%) Windows
4 440 (15.12%) Unix
5 238 (8.18%) CentOS
6 123 (4.23%) Windows Server
7 103 (3.54%) Ubuntu
8 51 (1.75%) CoreOS
9 44 (1.51%) Solaris
10 42 (1.44%) Debian
11 39 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (1.10%) AIX
13 31 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (0.79%) DC/OS
15 15 (0.52%) SUSE
16 14 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 14 (0.48%) VMS
17 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.31%) Android
18 9 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,044 (70.22%) DevOps
2 1,162 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1,107 (38.03%) Configuration Management
4 944 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
5 488 (16.76%) Open Source
6 374 (12.85%) Microservices
7 366 (12.57%) Deployment Automation
8 359 (12.33%) Test Automation
9 346 (11.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 332 (11.41%) TDD
11 293 (10.07%) Scrum
12 202 (6.94%) OO
13 200 (6.87%) Software Engineering
14 196 (6.73%) Migration
15 180 (6.18%) Load Balancing
15 180 (6.18%) Mentoring
16 170 (5.84%) BDD
17 159 (5.46%) Task Automation
18 149 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
19 147 (5.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 1,219 (41.88%) Python
2 905 (31.09%) Java
3 674 (23.15%) Ruby
4 647 (22.23%) Bash Shell
5 466 (16.01%) Perl
6 345 (11.85%) JavaScript
7 272 (9.34%) PowerShell
8 269 (9.24%) SQL
9 196 (6.73%) Shell Script
10 180 (6.18%) Groovy
11 144 (4.95%) PHP
12 127 (4.36%) Scala
13 108 (3.71%) Go
14 94 (3.23%) Java 8
15 84 (2.89%) C#
16 69 (2.37%) C++
17 62 (2.13%) C
18 27 (0.93%) Korn
19 17 (0.58%) Haskell
20 15 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 418 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 327 (11.23%) SC Cleared
3 56 (1.92%) Degree
4 44 (1.51%) AWS Certification
5 30 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.41%) RHCE
9 7 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.21%) CISSP
10 6 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.21%) OCP
11 5 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.14%) CCNA
12 4 (0.14%) CISM
12 4 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.14%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.89%) QA
2 39 (1.34%) GCP
3 16 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.55%) SLA
4 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.21%) PMO
6 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.069%) GDPR
7 2 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,178 (40.47%) Docker
2 161 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
4 79 (2.71%) Active Directory
5 40 (1.37%) Xen
6 38 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 35 (1.20%) Hyper-V
8 33 (1.13%) VirtualBox
8 33 (1.13%) vSphere
9 26 (0.89%) NFS
10 23 (0.79%) etcd
10 23 (0.79%) flannel
11 22 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (0.72%) KVM
13 20 (0.69%) HDFS
14 19 (0.65%) VMware NSX
15 16 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
16 14 (0.48%) Squid
17 13 (0.45%) Firmware
17 13 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,721 (59.12%) Ansible
2 1,509 (51.84%) Opscode Chef
3 762 (26.18%) Terraform
4 596 (20.47%) Kubernetes
5 210 (7.21%) Salt
6 156 (5.36%) Packer
7 139 (4.77%) Nagios
8 125 (4.29%) logstash
9 119 (4.09%) Kibana
10 96 (3.30%) Grafana
11 84 (2.89%) ZABBIX
12 82 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
13 75 (2.58%) HAProxy
14 60 (2.06%) Mesos
15 57 (1.96%) Rancher
16 52 (1.79%) Consul
17 30 (1.03%) rkt
18 29 (1.00%) Graylog
18 29 (1.00%) Prometheus
18 29 (1.00%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 420 (14.43%) Red Hat
2 312 (10.72%) Oracle
3 299 (10.27%) VMware
4 198 (6.80%) Splunk
5 191 (6.56%) Microsoft
6 150 (5.15%) Google
7 107 (3.68%) SaltStack
8 103 (3.54%) New Relic
9 75 (2.58%) Atlassian
10 60 (2.06%) IBM
11 49 (1.68%) AppDynamics
12 48 (1.65%) CA
13 47 (1.61%) SAP
14 37 (1.27%) Hortonworks
15 35 (1.20%) Cisco
16 30 (1.03%) Sybase
17 28 (0.96%) Remedy
18 27 (0.93%) HP
19 25 (0.86%) Adobe
19 25 (0.86%) NetApp