Period
to 20 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 83 85
Rank change year-on-year -31 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1,963 2,848 2,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 2.85% 2.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.74% 21.85% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,388 2,066 1,836
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £393 £363
90th Percentile £700 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +5.67% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £33.75 £28.75 £38.88
90th Percentile £41.25 £61.00 £41.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 13,317 13,032 9,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.68% 13.05% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,854 8,656 6,527
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £265
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 326 226
UK median hourly rate £20.33 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -1.30% -16.30%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 -30 1,810 £550 +4.76% 144
UK excluding London -34 980 £513 +5.67% 83
London -38 950 £575 +4.55% 72
North of England -21 347 £525 +16.67% 26
South East -46 212 £520 +4.00% 12
North West 0 167 £550 +12.82% 15
Midlands 0 157 £500 -4.76% 15
Yorkshire -30 130 £475 +5.56% 7
Scotland +43 121 £500 +5.26% 7
West Midlands -11 111 £500 -5.66% 10
South West -65 80 £500 +1.52% 12
East of England -33 53 £550 +10.00% 7
North East -25 49 £498 +30.49% 4
East Midlands +21 46 £510 +13.33% 5
Wales -9 10 £425 -15.00% 1
Northern Ireland +12 2 £425 -26.09% 3

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 1,557 (79.32%) DevOps
2 1,285 (65.46%) Ansible
3 1,198 (61.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1,142 (58.18%) Jenkins
5 1,118 (56.95%) Linux
6 987 (50.28%) Opscode Chef
7 850 (43.30%) Docker
8 828 (42.18%) Python
9 759 (38.67%) Terraform
10 701 (35.71%) Kubernetes
11 692 (35.25%) Configuration Management
12 649 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
13 578 (29.44%) Java
14 557 (28.37%) Git (software)
15 538 (27.41%) Continuous Integration
16 536 (27.31%) Microsoft Azure
17 423 (21.55%) Bash Shell
18 350 (17.83%) Microservices
19 331 (16.86%) Windows
20 327 (16.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 314 (16.00%) Open Source
22 304 (15.49%) Security Cleared
23 296 (15.08%) Ruby
24 291 (14.82%) Finance
25 275 (14.01%) Test Automation
26 274 (13.96%) Infrastructure as Code
27 260 (13.25%) Google Cloud Platform
28 244 (12.43%) PowerShell
29 229 (11.67%) Red Hat
29 229 (11.67%) Web Services

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
1 172 (8.76%) nginx
2 151 (7.69%) Apache
3 148 (7.54%) Tomcat
4 90 (4.58%) IIS
5 89 (4.53%) Confluence
6 87 (4.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 87 (4.43%) WebSphere
7 81 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
8 80 (4.08%) JBoss
9 71 (3.62%) OpenStack
10 43 (2.19%) Jetty
11 42 (2.14%) Apache Spark
12 36 (1.83%) WebLogic
13 32 (1.63%) Mongrel
14 21 (1.07%) SharePoint
15 18 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 17 (0.87%) CMS
17 10 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
18 9 (0.46%) Documentum
Applications
1 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) assyst
2 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1,198 (61.03%) Amazon AWS
2 536 (27.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 260 (13.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 211 (10.75%) Amazon EC2
5 175 (8.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 166 (8.46%) GitHub
7 155 (7.90%) Amazon S3
8 143 (7.28%) PaaS
9 136 (6.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 118 (6.01%) Amazon ELB
11 116 (5.91%) Serverless
12 107 (5.45%) IaaS
13 106 (5.40%) Amazon ECS
14 83 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
14 83 (4.23%) Route 53
15 82 (4.18%) AWS Lambda
16 69 (3.52%) npm
17 64 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 63 (3.21%) Datadog
19 62 (3.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 207 (10.55%) HTTP
2 180 (9.17%) DNS
3 176 (8.97%) TCP/IP
4 135 (6.88%) SSL
5 114 (5.81%) DHCP
6 91 (4.64%) Firewall
6 91 (4.64%) FTP
7 89 (4.53%) IPsec
8 62 (3.16%) VPN
9 58 (2.95%) WAN
10 39 (1.99%) Network Security
11 37 (1.88%) SAN
12 26 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (1.27%) LAN
14 24 (1.22%) Internet
15 23 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (0.76%) Kerberos
17 14 (0.71%) NAS
18 12 (0.61%) VSAN
19 11 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (10.04%) MySQL
2 187 (9.53%) NoSQL
3 182 (9.27%) MongoDB
4 142 (7.23%) Amazon RDS
5 135 (6.88%) Big Data
6 126 (6.42%) Hadoop
7 110 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
8 98 (4.99%) Relational Database
9 84 (4.28%) SQL Server
10 77 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 65 (3.31%) RDBMS
12 51 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 49 (2.50%) Redis
14 36 (1.83%) Oracle Database
15 32 (1.63%) Amazon Aurora
16 27 (1.38%) MariaDB
17 22 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
18 19 (0.97%) HBase
19 16 (0.82%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,142 (58.18%) Jenkins
2 557 (28.37%) Git (software)
3 175 (8.91%) JIRA
4 162 (8.25%) GitLab
5 151 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 147 (7.49%) Maven
7 119 (6.06%) Travis CI
8 103 (5.25%) TeamCity
9 96 (4.89%) Bitbucket
10 90 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 79 (4.02%) Gradle
11 79 (4.02%) SonarQube
12 77 (3.92%) JUnit
13 75 (3.82%) Selenium
14 71 (3.62%) gulp
15 65 (3.31%) Artifactory
16 63 (3.21%) Cucumber
17 56 (2.85%) Subversion
17 56 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
18 53 (2.70%) Vagrant
General
1 291 (14.82%) Finance
2 124 (6.32%) Banking
3 76 (3.87%) Retail
4 43 (2.19%) Marketing
5 23 (1.17%) Law
6 22 (1.12%) Publishing
7 20 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 19 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.71%) Electronics
11 14 (0.71%) Games
12 13 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.56%) Legal
14 10 (0.51%) Billing
15 8 (0.41%) Front Office
16 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.20%) Private Banking
18 2 (0.10%) Advertising
18 2 (0.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 971 (49.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 266 (13.55%) AWS Engineer
3 247 (12.58%) AWS DevOps
4 202 (10.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 193 (9.83%) Developer
6 163 (8.30%) Cloud Engineer
7 157 (8.00%) Architect
8 123 (6.27%) Senior DevOps
9 113 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
10 103 (5.25%) Consultant
11 97 (4.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 81 (4.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 77 (3.92%) Lead DevOps
14 76 (3.87%) Platform Engineer
15 74 (3.77%) Azure DevOps
16 71 (3.62%) Java Developer
17 69 (3.52%) Azure Engineer
18 64 (3.26%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 63 (3.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 61 (3.11%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (11.67%) Web Services
2 164 (8.35%) Node.js
3 134 (6.83%) Elastic Stack
3 134 (6.83%) Kafka
3 134 (6.83%) RESTful
4 109 (5.55%) .NET
5 87 (4.43%) HTML
6 85 (4.33%) Spring
7 84 (4.28%) Middleware
8 76 (3.87%) JSON
9 75 (3.82%) J2EE
10 71 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
11 68 (3.46%) REST
12 65 (3.31%) CSS
13 57 (2.90%) Hibernate
14 56 (2.85%) AngularJS
15 53 (2.70%) HTML5
16 50 (2.55%) LDAP
16 50 (2.55%) Servlets
17 49 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (5.50%) Data Centre
2 105 (5.35%) Public Cloud
3 48 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
4 42 (2.14%) Cloud Native
4 42 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 40 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 39 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
7 37 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (1.53%) Clustering
10 27 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 24 (1.22%) Replication
12 20 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 18 (0.92%) Social Media
14 17 (0.87%) Mainframe
14 17 (0.87%) PKI
14 17 (0.87%) User Experience
15 16 (0.82%) Blog
16 14 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,118 (56.95%) Linux
2 331 (16.86%) Windows
3 327 (16.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 221 (11.26%) Unix
5 145 (7.39%) CentOS
6 98 (4.99%) Windows Server
7 59 (3.01%) Ubuntu
8 29 (1.48%) Solaris
9 21 (1.07%) CoreOS
10 18 (0.92%) Debian
11 17 (0.87%) Android
11 17 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.71%) VMS
14 9 (0.46%) AIX
14 9 (0.46%) Fedora
15 8 (0.41%) SUSE
16 7 (0.36%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,557 (79.32%) DevOps
2 692 (35.25%) Configuration Management
3 649 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
4 538 (27.41%) Continuous Integration
5 350 (17.83%) Microservices
6 314 (16.00%) Open Source
7 275 (14.01%) Test Automation
8 274 (13.96%) Infrastructure as Code
9 219 (11.16%) Migration
10 202 (10.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 169 (8.61%) Scrum
12 163 (8.30%) Deployment Automation
13 135 (6.88%) Software Engineering
14 130 (6.62%) TDD
15 120 (6.11%) Continuous Deployment
15 120 (6.11%) Infrastructure Automation
16 103 (5.25%) Kanban
17 102 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 100 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
19 97 (4.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 828 (42.18%) Python
2 578 (29.44%) Java
3 423 (21.55%) Bash Shell
4 296 (15.08%) Ruby
5 244 (12.43%) PowerShell
6 202 (10.29%) SQL
7 196 (9.98%) JavaScript
8 188 (9.58%) Perl
9 136 (6.93%) Shell Script
10 107 (5.45%) Go
11 89 (4.53%) Groovy
12 75 (3.82%) C#
13 52 (2.65%) Java 8
14 51 (2.60%) PHP
15 39 (1.99%) C++
16 38 (1.94%) Scala
17 34 (1.73%) C
18 26 (1.32%) ES6
19 25 (1.27%) TypeScript
20 14 (0.71%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 304 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 228 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 86 (4.38%) RHCE
4 75 (3.82%) AWS Certification
5 60 (3.06%) Degree
6 35 (1.78%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (0.97%) CCNP
9 18 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (0.82%) DBS Check
11 15 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
12 13 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (0.66%) RHCSA
13 12 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.51%) CCA
15 8 (0.41%) CISM
15 8 (0.41%) CISSP
16 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.75%) NIST
2 51 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 51 (2.60%) QA
3 47 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (0.87%) NCSC
6 8 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.15%) PMO
7 3 (0.15%) SLA
8 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.10%) GDPR
8 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.051%) MiFID
9 1 (0.051%) PSD2
System Software
1 850 (43.30%) Docker
2 142 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
3 134 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 104 (5.30%) Active Directory
5 42 (2.14%) Hyper-V
6 39 (1.99%) Xen
7 29 (1.48%) HDFS
8 23 (1.17%) vSphere
9 21 (1.07%) KVM
10 17 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (0.87%) Squid
11 16 (0.82%) etcd
12 14 (0.71%) flannel
12 14 (0.71%) SkyDNS
13 13 (0.66%) Varnish
13 13 (0.66%) vCloud
14 12 (0.61%) Ceph
15 11 (0.56%) GlusterFS
15 11 (0.56%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.46%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,285 (65.46%) Ansible
2 987 (50.28%) Opscode Chef
3 759 (38.67%) Terraform
4 701 (35.71%) Kubernetes
5 145 (7.39%) Packer
6 123 (6.27%) Salt
7 88 (4.48%) Prometheus
8 79 (4.02%) Grafana
9 65 (3.31%) Consul
10 55 (2.80%) Nagios
11 47 (2.39%) ZABBIX
12 44 (2.24%) HAProxy
12 44 (2.24%) Kibana
13 38 (1.94%) Graphite
14 36 (1.83%) SCCM
15 33 (1.68%) logstash
16 32 (1.63%) Rancher
17 31 (1.58%) SELinux
18 27 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
18 27 (1.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 229 (11.67%) Red Hat
2 208 (10.60%) VMware
3 199 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 194 (9.88%) Google
5 170 (8.66%) Splunk
6 128 (6.52%) Oracle
7 82 (4.18%) Atlassian
8 69 (3.52%) Qualys
9 65 (3.31%) Cisco
10 53 (2.70%) Cloudera
11 52 (2.65%) EMC
11 52 (2.65%) SaltStack
12 51 (2.60%) New Relic
13 43 (2.19%) F5
13 43 (2.19%) NetApp
14 42 (2.14%) Hortonworks
15 41 (2.09%) ServiceNow
16 38 (1.94%) Citrix
17 31 (1.58%) HP
18 30 (1.53%) IBM