Period
to

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 2022 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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 293 217 199
Rank change year-on-year -76 -18 -86
Contract jobs citing Puppet 809 687 656
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.19% 1.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.78% 7.34% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 461 485
10th Percentile £450 £400 £383
25th Percentile £505 £456 £435
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £589 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.88% -2.38% -4.55%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £788 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £515
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
10th Percentile - - £36.82
25th Percentile - - £43.69
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £63.00
Median % change year-on-year - -36.51% +68.00%
75th Percentile - £56.88 £66.00
90th Percentile - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £52.75
% change year-on-year - +13.74% +322.00%

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 13,989 9,359 7,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.85% 16.15% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,098 6,627 5,034
10th Percentile £363 £343 £281
25th Percentile £463 £419 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.00% - -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £594
90th Percentile £750 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 144 202
10th Percentile £13.62 £15.12 £12.50
25th Percentile £15.56 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.89 £40.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -45.28% +105.13% +5.41%
75th Percentile £44.46 £54.25 £34.69
90th Percentile £58.13 £64.50 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.83% +22.16% +11.76%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Puppet.

Daily rate trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Puppet.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -59 672 £587 +14.49% 141
Work from Home -34 435 £563 +12.50% 63
London -92 355 £620 +18.10% 76
UK excluding London -13 252 £550 +10.00% 67
North of England 0 102 £539 +7.75% 19
South East -33 53 £581 +22.37% 11
North West -7 48 £625 +21.36% 9
Yorkshire -7 47 £510 +2.00% 6
East of England -29 32 £550 +8.64% 11
South West -40 28 £550 +6.80% 13
Scotland -13 21 £550 +17.33% 5
Midlands -46 14 £513 +20.59% 5
West Midlands -49 11 £538 +7.50% 3
North East -1 7 £550 +12.24% 4
Wales -17 2 - - 3
East Midlands -26 2 £475 +11.76% 2

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 609 (75.28%) Ansible
2 500 (61.80%) DevOps
3 478 (59.09%) Linux
4 443 (54.76%) Terraform
5 407 (50.31%) AWS
6 405 (50.06%) Python
7 404 (49.94%) Jenkins
8 385 (47.59%) CI/CD
9 380 (46.97%) Docker
10 372 (45.98%) Kubernetes
11 306 (37.82%) Configuration Management
12 305 (37.70%) Azure
13 298 (36.84%) Git (software)
14 273 (33.75%) Opscode Chef
15 268 (33.13%) Agile
16 230 (28.43%) Infrastructure as Code
17 194 (23.98%) Bash
18 188 (23.24%) Security Cleared
19 180 (22.25%) SC Cleared
20 174 (21.51%) Java
21 168 (20.77%) GCP
22 161 (19.90%) PowerShell
23 150 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
24 149 (18.42%) JIRA
25 148 (18.29%) GitLab
26 141 (17.43%) Windows
27 140 (17.31%) Finance
28 138 (17.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 138 (17.06%) Splunk
29 135 (16.69%) Social Skills

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
1 115 (14.22%) Confluence
2 50 (6.18%) nginx
3 45 (5.56%) IIS
4 38 (4.70%) Apache
5 33 (4.08%) OpenStack
6 32 (3.96%) Traefik
7 26 (3.21%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.48%) JBoss
9 11 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
11 7 (0.87%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.74%) Drupal
12 6 (0.74%) WordPress
13 5 (0.62%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (0.99%) assyst
2 4 (0.49%) Cloudability
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 407 (50.31%) AWS
2 305 (37.70%) Azure
3 168 (20.77%) GCP
4 132 (16.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 121 (14.96%) GitHub
6 78 (9.64%) PaaS
7 65 (8.03%) Amazon EC2
8 55 (6.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 51 (6.30%) OpenShift
10 50 (6.18%) Amazon S3
11 48 (5.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 45 (5.56%) IaaS
13 40 (4.94%) GitHub Actions
13 40 (4.94%) Serverless
14 39 (4.82%) Amazon EKS
15 29 (3.58%) NuGet
16 26 (3.21%) AWS Lambda
17 25 (3.09%) Amazon ECS
17 25 (3.09%) AWS CodePipeline
18 23 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 83 (10.26%) Firewall
2 81 (10.01%) DNS
3 48 (5.93%) TCP/IP
4 31 (3.83%) Network Security
5 28 (3.46%) VPN
6 26 (3.21%) HTTP
7 24 (2.97%) Internet
8 20 (2.47%) DHCP
9 18 (2.22%) IPsec
10 15 (1.85%) IPv6
10 15 (1.85%) SNMP
11 12 (1.48%) ATM
11 12 (1.48%) SAN
12 11 (1.36%) NAS
13 10 (1.24%) FTP
13 10 (1.24%) SSH
14 9 (1.11%) BGP
15 8 (0.99%) SSL
16 7 (0.87%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.17%) MySQL
3 44 (5.44%) Amazon RDS
4 43 (5.32%) MongoDB
5 39 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (4.33%) Relational Database
7 27 (3.34%) NoSQL
8 21 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (2.35%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.85%) Redis
11 14 (1.73%) Big Data
12 12 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (1.48%) MariaDB
13 7 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.87%) DB2
14 6 (0.74%) Riak
15 4 (0.49%) Amazon Aurora
15 4 (0.49%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.49%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 404 (49.94%) Jenkins
2 298 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 149 (18.42%) JIRA
4 148 (18.29%) GitLab
5 72 (8.90%) Artifactory
6 63 (7.79%) Bitbucket
7 61 (7.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 56 (6.92%) Cucumber
9 52 (6.43%) TeamCity
10 44 (5.44%) SonarQube
11 41 (5.07%) Selenium
12 32 (3.96%) JUnit
13 30 (3.71%) Subversion
14 29 (3.58%) Maven
15 25 (3.09%) RSpec
16 24 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
17 21 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (2.60%) CircleCI
18 18 (2.22%) Gradle
19 17 (2.10%) Terragrunt
General
1 140 (17.31%) Finance
2 135 (16.69%) Social Skills
3 84 (10.38%) Public Sector
4 70 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (4.94%) Banking
6 29 (3.58%) Retail
7 21 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.85%) Front Office
9 14 (1.73%) Back Office
10 13 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.24%) Marketing
12 9 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (1.11%) Electronics
12 9 (1.11%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (0.62%) Billing
14 5 (0.62%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.49%) Tech for Good
16 2 (0.25%) Advertising
16 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 299 (36.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 81 (10.01%) Platform Engineer
3 74 (9.15%) AWS Engineer
4 68 (8.41%) Developer
5 61 (7.54%) Azure Engineer
6 51 (6.30%) Architect
6 51 (6.30%) AWS DevOps
6 51 (6.30%) Linux Engineer
6 51 (6.30%) Senior DevOps
7 47 (5.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 46 (5.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 44 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
10 42 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (3.71%) Administrator
12 29 (3.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 28 (3.46%) Consultant
14 25 (3.09%) Azure DevOps
15 18 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
15 18 (2.22%) Software Engineer
15 18 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.80%) JSON
2 53 (6.55%) Elastic Stack
3 48 (5.93%) .NET
4 47 (5.81%) Kafka
5 34 (4.20%) HTML
5 34 (4.20%) Spring
6 33 (4.08%) REST
7 32 (3.96%) cloud-init
8 31 (3.83%) React
9 30 (3.71%) Node.js
10 28 (3.46%) RESTful
11 27 (3.34%) CSS
12 23 (2.84%) Sensu
12 23 (2.84%) YAML
13 20 (2.47%) LDAP
14 17 (2.10%) HTML5
15 16 (1.98%) Apache Camel
16 15 (1.85%) pytest
17 14 (1.73%) ARM Templates
18 13 (1.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.90%) Public Cloud
2 46 (5.69%) Cloud Native
3 44 (5.44%) Clustering
4 40 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 37 (4.57%) PKI
6 36 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (2.72%) User Experience
10 21 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (1.61%) Legacy Systems
13 11 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.36%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.24%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.99%) Replication
16 7 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
16 7 (0.87%) Social Media
17 6 (0.74%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 478 (59.09%) Linux
2 141 (17.43%) Windows
3 138 (17.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 132 (16.32%) Unix
5 89 (11.00%) CentOS
6 46 (5.69%) Ubuntu
7 40 (4.94%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.11%) SUSE
9 8 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (0.87%) Solaris
10 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.74%) Fedora
12 5 (0.62%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.62%) Debian
13 4 (0.49%) FreeNAS
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.37%) Mesosphere
14 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (61.80%) DevOps
2 385 (47.59%) CI/CD
3 306 (37.82%) Configuration Management
4 268 (33.13%) Agile
5 230 (28.43%) Infrastructure as Code
6 150 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (14.09%) Platform Engineering
8 98 (12.11%) Microservices
9 87 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
10 81 (10.01%) Continuous Delivery
10 81 (10.01%) Task Automation
11 76 (9.39%) Scrum
12 73 (9.02%) Load Balancing
13 70 (8.65%) Software Engineering
14 64 (7.91%) Unit Testing
15 60 (7.42%) Infrastructure Automation
15 60 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 60 (7.42%) TDD
16 59 (7.29%) SDLC
17 58 (7.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 405 (50.06%) Python
2 194 (23.98%) Bash
3 174 (21.51%) Java
4 161 (19.90%) PowerShell
5 128 (15.82%) Ruby
6 125 (15.45%) Go
7 101 (12.48%) SQL
8 96 (11.87%) JavaScript
9 55 (6.80%) Perl
10 42 (5.19%) Shell Script
11 37 (4.57%) C
12 36 (4.45%) C++
13 30 (3.71%) C#
14 19 (2.35%) PHP
15 15 (1.85%) Scala
16 12 (1.48%) Groovy
17 11 (1.36%) TypeScript
18 10 (1.24%) Kotlin
19 9 (1.11%) VBScript
20 8 (0.99%) ES7
Qualifications
1 188 (23.24%) Security Cleared
2 180 (22.25%) SC Cleared
3 21 (2.60%) AWS Certification
4 20 (2.47%) Degree
5 16 (1.98%) RHCE
6 15 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.87%) RHCSA
10 6 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.62%) CCNP
11 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.49%) HND
12 4 (0.49%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.37%) CCA
13 3 (0.37%) CCNA
13 3 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.37%) OCA
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.58%) NCSC
2 11 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.87%) QA
4 6 (0.74%) SLA
5 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 380 (46.97%) Docker
2 102 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.18%) Active Directory
4 26 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.36%) Ceph
7 11 (1.36%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.87%) LXC
8 7 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (0.87%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.74%) vSphere
10 5 (0.62%) KVM
11 4 (0.49%) Firmware
11 4 (0.49%) NFS
11 4 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 609 (75.28%) Ansible
2 443 (54.76%) Terraform
3 372 (45.98%) Kubernetes
4 273 (33.75%) Opscode Chef
5 105 (12.98%) Prometheus
6 87 (10.75%) Grafana
7 71 (8.78%) Packer
8 54 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
9 51 (6.30%) Consul
10 45 (5.56%) Istio
11 44 (5.44%) Nagios
12 42 (5.19%) HAProxy
12 42 (5.19%) ZABBIX
13 36 (4.45%) Salt
14 35 (4.33%) Graphite
15 33 (4.08%) Podman
16 31 (3.83%) linkerd
17 28 (3.46%) Icinga
18 16 (1.98%) Netcool
18 16 (1.98%) Rancher
Vendors
1 138 (17.06%) Splunk
2 124 (15.33%) VMware
3 102 (12.61%) Google
4 100 (12.36%) Red Hat
5 96 (11.87%) Microsoft
6 81 (10.01%) Oracle
7 44 (5.44%) PagerDuty
8 36 (4.45%) AppDynamics
9 34 (4.20%) Atlassian
10 29 (3.58%) New Relic
11 25 (3.09%) SaltStack
12 22 (2.72%) Cisco
13 19 (2.35%) F5
14 15 (1.85%) Infoblox
14 15 (1.85%) Radware
15 14 (1.73%) Citrix
15 14 (1.73%) Dynatrace
16 12 (1.48%) Micro Focus
16 12 (1.48%) SevOne
17 10 (1.24%) SAP