Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 71 151
Rank change year-on-year -12 +80 +88
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2651 3189 1836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 2.90% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.17% 27.10% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 2337 1352
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £367 £360 £313
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £51.13 £45.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.76% +12.45% +13.66%
10th Percentile £35.75 £47.01 £43.46
90th Percentile £41.00 £54.34 £50.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.47

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 10129 11766 9693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.65% 10.69% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6696 7601 5908
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £215
90th Percentile £602 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +8.39% +6.90% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 260 341
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.16% +2.87%
10th Percentile £11.70 £12.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.10 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -22.22% +11.47% +0.93%

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 23 July 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 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 23 July 2017. 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 -13 2497 £500 +2.30% 375
London -18 1430 £525 +5.00% 220
UK excluding London +3 1164 £475 +5.56% 169
South East +25 372 £475 +5.56% 50
North of England 0 314 £475 +5.56% 62
Midlands -48 157 £500 +11.11% 11
West Midlands -15 141 £500 +17.65% 10
North West +28 137 £500 +11.11% 27
East of England -15 115 £513 +7.89% 18
Yorkshire -43 115 £463 -2.63% 33
South West +2 90 £450 +5.88% 13
Scotland +57 88 £428 +1.18% 13
North East +70 64 £450 +20.72% 2
Wales +12 34 £431 -9.21% 2
East Midlands -59 18 £525 -4.55% 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1821 (68.69%) DevOps
2 1760 (66.39%) Linux
3 1300 (49.04%) Ansible
4 1269 (47.87%) Opscode Chef
5 1177 (44.40%) Amazon AWS
6 1144 (43.15%) Jenkins
7 1066 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
8 1011 (38.14%) Python
9 931 (35.12%) Configuration Management
10 926 (34.93%) Docker
11 885 (33.38%) Java
12 747 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
13 738 (27.84%) Git (software)
14 618 (23.31%) Ruby
15 609 (22.97%) Bash Shell
16 580 (21.88%) Open Source
17 509 (19.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 502 (18.94%) Security Cleared
19 477 (17.99%) Unix
20 432 (16.30%) SC Cleared
21 429 (16.18%) Red Hat
22 425 (16.03%) VMware
23 419 (15.81%) Terraform
24 400 (15.09%) MongoDB
25 365 (13.77%) Kubernetes
26 359 (13.54%) Microservices
27 358 (13.50%) Windows
28 351 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
29 350 (13.20%) Finance
30 329 (12.41%) 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
1 280 (10.56%) Apache
2 214 (8.07%) Tomcat
3 196 (7.39%) nginx
4 190 (7.17%) Confluence
5 176 (6.64%) Elasticsearch
5 176 (6.64%) OpenStack
6 167 (6.30%) JBoss
7 120 (4.53%) WebSphere
8 112 (4.22%) WebLogic
9 104 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
10 95 (3.58%) IIS
11 42 (1.58%) Apache Spark
12 35 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 33 (1.24%) Jetty
14 29 (1.09%) CMS
15 26 (0.98%) Mongrel
16 21 (0.79%) Drupal
17 18 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.64%) Apache Pig
19 13 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (0.34%) HipChat
2 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.075%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.075%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.038%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.038%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1177 (44.40%) Amazon AWS
2 307 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 190 (7.17%) PaaS
4 184 (6.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 163 (6.15%) GitHub
6 153 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
7 127 (4.79%) Amazon S3
7 127 (4.79%) IaaS
8 72 (2.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 61 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 60 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
11 58 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 58 (2.19%) Amazon ELB
12 52 (1.96%) SaaS
13 49 (1.85%) OpenShift
14 44 (1.66%) Route 53
15 35 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
16 28 (1.06%) Datadog
17 26 (0.98%) Google App Engine
18 20 (0.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 276 (10.41%) HTTP
2 269 (10.15%) TCP/IP
3 222 (8.37%) DNS
4 205 (7.73%) Firewall
5 204 (7.70%) SSL
6 90 (3.39%) VPN
7 87 (3.28%) SAN
8 75 (2.83%) LDAP
9 71 (2.68%) DHCP
10 63 (2.38%) HTTPS
11 57 (2.15%) Network Security
12 42 (1.58%) Internet
13 40 (1.51%) IPsec
14 32 (1.21%) FTP
14 32 (1.21%) SSH
15 26 (0.98%) LAN
16 21 (0.79%) WAN
17 19 (0.72%) NAS
17 19 (0.72%) SMTP
18 16 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (15.09%) MongoDB
2 351 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
3 308 (11.62%) MySQL
4 260 (9.81%) NoSQL
5 132 (4.98%) Big Data
6 116 (4.38%) Hadoop
7 111 (4.19%) Relational Database
8 107 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 106 (4.00%) SQL Server
10 88 (3.32%) Oracle Database
11 81 (3.06%) Redis
12 67 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
13 40 (1.51%) Apache Hive
14 37 (1.40%) HBase
15 35 (1.32%) RDBMS
16 22 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 16 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (0.41%) Impala
20 10 (0.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1144 (43.15%) Jenkins
2 738 (27.84%) Git (software)
3 294 (11.09%) JIRA
4 263 (9.92%) Maven
5 153 (5.77%) Subversion
6 140 (5.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 118 (4.45%) IntelliJ
8 114 (4.30%) Vagrant
9 111 (4.19%) Selenium
10 99 (3.73%) Bitbucket
11 83 (3.13%) Artifactory
12 72 (2.72%) Gradle
13 71 (2.68%) Ant
13 71 (2.68%) JUnit
14 70 (2.64%) Cucumber
15 68 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 67 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 66 (2.49%) TeamCity
18 55 (2.07%) Hudson
18 55 (2.07%) Travis CI
General
1 350 (13.20%) Finance
2 138 (5.21%) Banking
3 94 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 74 (2.79%) Marketing
5 71 (2.68%) Electronics
5 71 (2.68%) Retail
6 69 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 26 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 16 (0.60%) Games
9 15 (0.57%) Publishing
10 14 (0.53%) Legal
11 13 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.41%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.38%) Back Office
13 10 (0.38%) Law
14 9 (0.34%) Billing
15 6 (0.23%) Front Office
16 3 (0.11%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.075%) Local Government
17 2 (0.075%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1129 (42.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 353 (13.32%) Developer
3 282 (10.64%) AWS DevOps
4 275 (10.37%) AWS Engineer
5 269 (10.15%) Linux Engineer
6 225 (8.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 210 (7.92%) Architect
8 201 (7.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 173 (6.53%) Java Developer
10 159 (6.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 146 (5.51%) Consultant
12 137 (5.17%) Administrator
13 129 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
14 117 (4.41%) Senior DevOps
15 95 (3.58%) Automation Engineer
16 92 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
17 89 (3.36%) Linux Administrator
18 85 (3.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 84 (3.17%) Scala Developer
20 83 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (9.58%) Web Services
2 214 (8.07%) Elastic Stack
3 184 (6.94%) CSS
4 181 (6.83%) JSON
5 173 (6.53%) Spring
6 158 (5.96%) Node.js
7 149 (5.62%) REST
8 148 (5.58%) XML
9 133 (5.02%) .NET
10 132 (4.98%) Play Framework
11 129 (4.87%) HTML
12 116 (4.38%) Middleware
13 115 (4.34%) J2EE
14 96 (3.62%) AngularJS
15 93 (3.51%) HTML5
16 84 (3.17%) Sensu
17 83 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
18 81 (3.06%) RESTful
19 76 (2.87%) SOAP
20 70 (2.64%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 113 (4.26%) Public Cloud
2 85 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 70 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
5 68 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.00%) PKI
7 47 (1.77%) Private Cloud
8 44 (1.66%) Clustering
9 41 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
10 36 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 33 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (1.21%) Management Information System
13 29 (1.09%) Fintech
14 25 (0.94%) Replication
15 19 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
15 19 (0.72%) Smart Meter
16 17 (0.64%) Online Banking
16 17 (0.64%) User Experience
17 16 (0.60%) CMDB
17 16 (0.60%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1760 (66.39%) Linux
2 509 (19.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 477 (17.99%) Unix
4 358 (13.50%) Windows
5 276 (10.41%) CentOS
6 157 (5.92%) Ubuntu
7 110 (4.15%) Solaris
8 102 (3.85%) AIX
9 93 (3.51%) Windows Server
10 48 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (1.47%) SUSE
12 35 (1.32%) Debian
13 30 (1.13%) CoreOS
14 27 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (0.60%) VMS
16 8 (0.30%) Android
16 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.26%) HPUX
18 6 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1821 (68.69%) DevOps
2 1066 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
3 931 (35.12%) Configuration Management
4 747 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
5 580 (21.88%) Open Source
6 359 (13.54%) Microservices
7 300 (11.32%) Scrum
8 275 (10.37%) TDD
9 269 (10.15%) Continuous Delivery
10 252 (9.51%) Test Automation
11 183 (6.90%) Migration
12 155 (5.85%) Software Engineering
13 153 (5.77%) Mentoring
14 149 (5.62%) Kanban
15 136 (5.13%) OO
16 127 (4.79%) Web Operations
17 125 (4.72%) Load Balancing
18 103 (3.89%) Continuous Deployment
19 99 (3.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 97 (3.66%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1011 (38.14%) Python
2 885 (33.38%) Java
3 618 (23.31%) Ruby
4 609 (22.97%) Bash Shell
5 329 (12.41%) Perl
6 246 (9.28%) SQL
7 229 (8.64%) Scala
8 186 (7.02%) PowerShell
9 174 (6.56%) JavaScript
10 157 (5.92%) Shell Script
11 116 (4.38%) PHP
12 114 (4.30%) Groovy
13 112 (4.22%) Go
14 96 (3.62%) C#
15 39 (1.47%) C
16 38 (1.43%) Korn
17 25 (0.94%) C++
18 22 (0.83%) XAML
19 21 (0.79%) Clojure
20 13 (0.49%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 502 (18.94%) Security Cleared
2 432 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 70 (2.64%) Degree
4 50 (1.89%) RHCE
5 41 (1.55%) CISSP
6 29 (1.09%) AWS Certification
7 28 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.06%) RHCSA
8 27 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (0.68%) GIAC
11 16 (0.60%) CCNP
12 15 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (0.57%) SANS
13 14 (0.53%) CCNA
14 13 (0.49%) CEH
14 13 (0.49%) CREST Certified
15 11 (0.41%) RHCA
16 10 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (1.96%) QA
2 28 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.49%) SLA
5 11 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.26%) GCP
7 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.038%) COBIT
9 1 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 926 (34.93%) Docker
2 215 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (3.24%) Active Directory
4 81 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
5 60 (2.26%) Xen
6 42 (1.58%) HDFS
7 39 (1.47%) KVM
7 39 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (1.36%) vSphere
9 33 (1.24%) vCloud
10 25 (0.94%) etcd
10 25 (0.94%) flannel
10 25 (0.94%) Hyper-V
11 23 (0.87%) NFS
12 21 (0.79%) LXC
13 19 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 16 (0.60%) GlusterFS
15 15 (0.57%) iptables
15 15 (0.57%) Squid
16 12 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1300 (49.04%) Ansible
2 1269 (47.87%) Opscode Chef
3 419 (15.81%) Terraform
4 365 (13.77%) Kubernetes
5 162 (6.11%) Nagios
6 133 (5.02%) logstash
7 125 (4.72%) Salt
8 108 (4.07%) Kibana
9 101 (3.81%) ZABBIX
10 71 (2.68%) Graphite
11 63 (2.38%) Packer
12 61 (2.30%) Mesos
13 58 (2.19%) Grafana
13 58 (2.19%) HAProxy
14 43 (1.62%) Cobbler
15 40 (1.51%) Rancher
16 36 (1.36%) Consul
17 35 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
17 35 (1.32%) vRealize
18 34 (1.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 429 (16.18%) Red Hat
2 425 (16.03%) VMware
3 309 (11.66%) Oracle
4 146 (5.51%) Microsoft
5 124 (4.68%) Splunk
6 119 (4.49%) IBM
7 99 (3.73%) Google
8 93 (3.51%) Atlassian
9 82 (3.09%) SaltStack
10 75 (2.83%) SAP
11 51 (1.92%) HP
12 45 (1.70%) Cisco
13 44 (1.66%) AppDynamics
14 36 (1.36%) webMethods
15 33 (1.24%) Rackspace
16 29 (1.09%) WSO2
17 26 (0.98%) EMC
17 26 (0.98%) Juniper
18 25 (0.94%) Cloudera
19 24 (0.91%) ServiceNow
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant On Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Depandant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + Flexible working culture
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Accenture
Rate: Dependant on role
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Salt
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540 per month
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago