Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 118 88
Rank change year-on-year -64 -30 0
Contract jobs citing Puppet 597 1,981 2,917
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 2.13% 2.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.59% 14.46% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 1,447 2,144
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £385 £400 £393
90th Percentile £675 £700 £659
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 6
Median hourly rate £38.55 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.13% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £34.13 £28.13
90th Percentile £66.00 £39.38 £63.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.55 £35.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +10.13% -15.15% -

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 6,224 13,703 13,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 14.73% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,034 9,157 8,971
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £303 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 345 344
Median hourly rate £24.20 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.02% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £13.07 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £49.51 £47.83 £49.35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% - -

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 3 July 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 3 July 2020. 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 -52 564 £525 -4.55% 186
UK excluding London -27 326 £500 - 129
London -52 252 £540 -6.09% 80
North of England +13 163 £498 -0.50% 48
North West 0 74 £525 -4.55% 27
Yorkshire +27 72 £450 -6.25% 13
South East +2 56 £520 +2.72% 15
South West +47 55 £500 - 12
Work from Home -11 41 £525 - 20
Scotland -36 20 £575 +15.00% 16
North East +4 17 £484 -2.27% 8
East of England +27 15 £450 -18.18% 16
Midlands -38 12 £350 -30.00% 14
West Midlands -20 9 £350 -30.00% 12
Wales +29 5 £500 +17.65% 8
East Midlands +5 1 £350 -33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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.

1 418 (70.02%) Ansible
2 406 (68.01%) DevOps
3 322 (53.94%) Linux
4 321 (53.77%) AWS
5 309 (51.76%) Opscode Chef
6 303 (50.75%) Terraform
7 279 (46.73%) Jenkins
8 278 (46.57%) Python
9 246 (41.21%) Docker
10 241 (40.37%) Configuration Management
11 232 (38.86%) Kubernetes
12 184 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
13 178 (29.82%) Git (software)
14 171 (28.64%) Azure
15 140 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
16 139 (23.28%) Java
17 136 (22.78%) Bash Shell
18 134 (22.45%) Infrastructure as Code
19 129 (21.61%) Windows
20 112 (18.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 103 (17.25%) PowerShell
22 91 (15.24%) Finance
23 85 (14.24%) Security Cleared
24 84 (14.07%) Test Automation
24 84 (14.07%) VMware
25 78 (13.07%) AWS CloudFormation
25 78 (13.07%) GCP
26 77 (12.90%) GitLab
27 75 (12.56%) Unix
27 75 (12.56%) Red Hat

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 56 (9.38%) Confluence
2 37 (6.20%) Apache
3 24 (4.02%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.35%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.18%) nginx
6 11 (1.84%) Apache Solr
6 11 (1.84%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.51%) JBoss
7 9 (1.51%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.34%) IIS
9 7 (1.17%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.84%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.84%) Mule
12 4 (0.67%) Jetty
13 3 (0.50%) Documentum
13 3 (0.50%) Mongrel
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.17%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.17%) Shopify
2 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 321 (53.77%) AWS
2 171 (28.64%) Azure
3 78 (13.07%) AWS CloudFormation
3 78 (13.07%) GCP
4 59 (9.88%) GitHub
5 47 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
6 46 (7.71%) Amazon S3
7 41 (6.87%) Serverless
8 37 (6.20%) OpenShift
9 28 (4.69%) IaaS
10 26 (4.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 26 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 22 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
13 21 (3.52%) SaaS
14 18 (3.02%) Route 53
15 15 (2.51%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (1.68%) Coveralls
17 9 (1.51%) Amazon ECS
17 9 (1.51%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 72 (12.06%) HTTP
2 66 (11.06%) DNS
3 48 (8.04%) TCP/IP
4 38 (6.37%) Firewall
5 29 (4.86%) SSL
6 18 (3.02%) SAN
7 16 (2.68%) VLAN
8 15 (2.51%) DHCP
9 14 (2.35%) VPN
10 12 (2.01%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (1.68%) SNMP
12 9 (1.51%) BGP
12 9 (1.51%) LAN
12 9 (1.51%) WAN
13 7 (1.17%) Internet
13 7 (1.17%) Network Security
14 6 (1.01%) IPsec
14 6 (1.01%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.01%) Junos
14 6 (1.01%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.03%) Amazon RDS
2 35 (5.86%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.53%) Hadoop
4 31 (5.19%) Big Data
5 29 (4.86%) MySQL
6 25 (4.19%) NoSQL
7 21 (3.52%) MongoDB
7 21 (3.52%) Oracle Database
7 21 (3.52%) Relational Database
8 19 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (2.35%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (1.17%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.17%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.84%) Impala
13 5 (0.84%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 279 (46.73%) Jenkins
2 178 (29.82%) Git (software)
3 77 (12.90%) GitLab
4 75 (12.56%) JIRA
5 43 (7.20%) CircleCI
6 38 (6.37%) Subversion
7 37 (6.20%) TeamCity
8 34 (5.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 34 (5.70%) Bitbucket
9 25 (4.19%) Maven
10 24 (4.02%) SonarQube
11 19 (3.18%) Gradle
12 18 (3.02%) JUnit
13 17 (2.85%) Bitbucket Server
14 16 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (2.68%) Travis CI
15 12 (2.01%) Vagrant
16 10 (1.68%) Selenium
17 9 (1.51%) Cucumber
18 8 (1.34%) Artifactory
General
1 91 (15.24%) Finance
2 35 (5.86%) Banking
3 34 (5.70%) Public Sector
4 10 (1.68%) Retail
5 8 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.01%) Front Office
6 6 (1.01%) Legal
7 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.67%) Marketing
9 3 (0.50%) Electronics
9 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Law
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) International Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 230 (38.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 81 (13.57%) AWS Engineer
3 57 (9.55%) AWS DevOps
4 51 (8.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 47 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
6 41 (6.87%) Senior DevOps
7 38 (6.37%) Architect
7 38 (6.37%) Consultant
8 37 (6.20%) Administrator
9 34 (5.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 32 (5.36%) Developer
11 30 (5.03%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
13 24 (4.02%) Platform Engineer
13 24 (4.02%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 23 (3.85%) Site Engineer
15 21 (3.52%) Azure Engineer
16 20 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
17 19 (3.18%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.87%) Web Services
2 23 (3.85%) .NET
2 23 (3.85%) Middleware
2 23 (3.85%) Node.js
3 21 (3.52%) RESTful
4 20 (3.35%) Elastic Stack
5 17 (2.85%) LDAP
5 17 (2.85%) REST
6 15 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (1.84%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.84%) HTML
7 11 (1.84%) Spring
8 10 (1.68%) Kafka
9 9 (1.51%) .NET Core
9 9 (1.51%) CSS
9 9 (1.51%) XML
10 8 (1.34%) gRPC
10 8 (1.34%) Swagger
11 7 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.03%) Public Cloud
2 28 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.18%) Clustering
7 16 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.51%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.17%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.01%) Replication
10 6 (1.01%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.67%) User Experience
13 3 (0.50%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.50%) FMCG
13 3 (0.50%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.34%) Derivative
14 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 322 (53.94%) Linux
2 129 (21.61%) Windows
3 112 (18.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 75 (12.56%) Unix
5 56 (9.38%) Windows Server
6 55 (9.21%) CentOS
7 30 (5.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (2.85%) Solaris
9 15 (2.51%) Windows 10
10 12 (2.01%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.34%) Android
14 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.34%) Fedora
14 2 (0.34%) HPUX
14 2 (0.34%) SUSE
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (68.01%) DevOps
2 241 (40.37%) Configuration Management
3 184 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (22.45%) Infrastructure as Code
6 84 (14.07%) Test Automation
7 68 (11.39%) Open Source
8 67 (11.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 66 (11.06%) Infrastructure Automation
10 65 (10.89%) Migration
11 58 (9.72%) Task Automation
12 56 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
13 53 (8.88%) ITIL
13 53 (8.88%) Microservices
14 44 (7.37%) Scrum
15 43 (7.20%) Software Engineering
16 42 (7.04%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 40 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
18 39 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
19 37 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 278 (46.57%) Python
2 139 (23.28%) Java
3 136 (22.78%) Bash Shell
4 103 (17.25%) PowerShell
5 73 (12.23%) Ruby
6 63 (10.55%) JavaScript
7 62 (10.39%) Perl
7 62 (10.39%) Shell Script
8 48 (8.04%) SQL
9 35 (5.86%) Go
10 33 (5.53%) C#
11 26 (4.36%) C
12 22 (3.69%) PHP
13 11 (1.84%) Haskell
14 10 (1.68%) C++
14 10 (1.68%) Groovy
15 7 (1.17%) Rust
15 7 (1.17%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (14.24%) Security Cleared
2 75 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.84%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.84%) CCNA
6 10 (1.68%) CCA
6 10 (1.68%) Degree
7 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.01%) CCNP
8 6 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.01%) MCSA
9 5 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.67%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.67%) RHCE
10 4 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.50%) ISEB
11 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.36%) QA
2 16 (2.68%) SLA
3 15 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (2.18%) GDPR
4 13 (2.18%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.50%) NIST
5 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) MiFID
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 246 (41.21%) Docker
2 70 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (8.04%) Active Directory
4 25 (4.19%) vSphere
5 15 (2.51%) VMware NSX
6 14 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.01%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.51%) NFS
8 9 (1.51%) XenApp
9 6 (1.01%) HDFS
9 6 (1.01%) KVM
9 6 (1.01%) Squid
10 5 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.84%) Xen
10 5 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.67%) Firmware
11 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 418 (70.02%) Ansible
2 309 (51.76%) Opscode Chef
3 303 (50.75%) Terraform
4 232 (38.86%) Kubernetes
5 64 (10.72%) Salt
6 47 (7.87%) Packer
7 31 (5.19%) Nagios
7 31 (5.19%) Prometheus
8 24 (4.02%) Grafana
9 23 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
10 20 (3.35%) ZABBIX
11 17 (2.85%) Data Guard
12 13 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.84%) Cacti
14 8 (1.34%) SCCM
15 7 (1.17%) vCenter Server
15 7 (1.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 6 (1.01%) CFEngine
16 6 (1.01%) Opsview
16 6 (1.01%) Rancher
Vendors
1 84 (14.07%) VMware
2 75 (12.56%) Red Hat
3 65 (10.89%) Splunk
4 63 (10.55%) Google
5 58 (9.72%) Microsoft
6 45 (7.54%) Oracle
7 30 (5.03%) Cloudera
8 26 (4.36%) Hortonworks
9 25 (4.19%) SaltStack
10 23 (3.85%) Cisco
11 20 (3.35%) Atlassian
11 20 (3.35%) EMC
12 18 (3.02%) MuleSoft
13 15 (2.51%) Dell
14 13 (2.18%) Citrix
14 13 (2.18%) Sybase
15 11 (1.84%) Juniper
15 11 (1.84%) NetApp
16 10 (1.68%) CheckPoint
17 9 (1.51%) HP