Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 89 92
Rank change year-on-year -70 +3 -18
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1,445 2,930 2,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.87% 2.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.57% 20.49% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 999 2,102 1,933
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £375
90th Percentile £713 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +13.82% -5.38%
10th Percentile £32.38 £32.75 £27.30
90th Percentile £66.38 £35.00 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +14.29% -8.50% +17.69%

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 12,491 14,303 11,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 13.99% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,440 9,635 7,535
UK median daily rate £500 £493 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +5.91% +8.14%
10th Percentile £275 £289 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £427 £413
% change year-on-year +5.51% +3.39% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 388 268
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% - -30.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.45 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +19.40% +9.38% -40.74%

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 14 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 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 -81 1,287 £550 +4.76% 439
UK excluding London -63 785 £500 +1.01% 258
London -73 635 £600 +14.29% 215
North of England -28 250 £500 - 83
South East -99 167 £550 +10.00% 56
North West -34 114 £525 - 42
Scotland +2 111 £500 -9.09% 29
Yorkshire -15 100 £475 -2.56% 27
South West -65 89 £525 +23.53% 33
Midlands -36 83 £525 +10.53% 17
West Midlands -28 59 £500 -2.44% 11
East of England -16 58 £500 - 35
North East -28 35 £495 +11.24% 14
Wales +35 30 £450 -18.11% 4
East Midlands 0 24 £525 +31.25% 6

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 1,082 (74.88%) DevOps
2 970 (67.13%) Ansible
3 883 (61.11%) Linux
4 810 (56.06%) AWS
5 692 (47.89%) Jenkins
6 685 (47.40%) Opscode Chef
6 685 (47.40%) Python
7 617 (42.70%) Docker
8 607 (42.01%) Terraform
9 579 (40.07%) Configuration Management
10 531 (36.75%) Kubernetes
11 445 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
12 400 (27.68%) Java
13 390 (26.99%) Azure
14 389 (26.92%) Bash Shell
15 379 (26.23%) Git (software)
16 310 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
17 283 (19.58%) Windows
18 270 (18.69%) Security Cleared
19 259 (17.92%) Infrastructure as Code
20 251 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 247 (17.09%) Microservices
21 247 (17.09%) Ruby
22 218 (15.09%) Migration
23 214 (14.81%) PowerShell
24 204 (14.12%) Finance
25 189 (13.08%) SC Cleared
26 188 (13.01%) Perl
27 183 (12.66%) Open Source
28 174 (12.04%) VMware

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 97 (6.71%) Apache
2 87 (6.02%) Tomcat
3 82 (5.67%) nginx
4 72 (4.98%) JBoss
5 70 (4.84%) OpenStack
6 65 (4.50%) Confluence
7 61 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
8 57 (3.94%) Apache Spark
9 56 (3.88%) IIS
10 39 (2.70%) WebLogic
11 35 (2.42%) WebSphere
12 30 (2.08%) Jetty
13 24 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.83%) Mongrel
16 12 (0.83%) SharePoint
17 7 (0.48%) Apache Pig
18 6 (0.42%) Oracle Self-Service HR
19 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.14%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.14%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.069%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.069%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.069%) Magento
5 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.069%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.069%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 810 (56.06%) AWS
2 390 (26.99%) Azure
3 165 (11.42%) GCP
4 153 (10.59%) Amazon EC2
5 146 (10.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 136 (9.41%) GitHub
7 119 (8.24%) Amazon S3
8 96 (6.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 92 (6.37%) Serverless
10 89 (6.16%) IaaS
11 84 (5.81%) Amazon ELB
11 84 (5.81%) OpenShift
12 78 (5.40%) PaaS
12 78 (5.40%) Route 53
13 69 (4.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 64 (4.43%) Amazon ECS
14 64 (4.43%) AWS Lambda
15 56 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
16 38 (2.63%) Datadog
17 36 (2.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 123 (8.51%) HTTP
2 116 (8.03%) TCP/IP
3 87 (6.02%) DNS
4 82 (5.67%) SSL
5 73 (5.05%) Firewall
6 47 (3.25%) VPN
7 43 (2.98%) SAN
8 40 (2.77%) WAN
9 38 (2.63%) DHCP
10 37 (2.56%) Network Security
11 26 (1.80%) IPsec
12 25 (1.73%) FTP
13 20 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (1.25%) NAS
15 17 (1.18%) LAN
16 15 (1.04%) Internet
17 10 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (0.69%) SSH
18 9 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (0.62%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.65%) MySQL
2 113 (7.82%) MongoDB
3 110 (7.61%) Amazon RDS
4 101 (6.99%) Hadoop
5 87 (6.02%) Big Data
6 82 (5.67%) NoSQL
7 70 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 70 (4.84%) SQL Server
8 69 (4.78%) Relational Database
9 44 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 41 (2.84%) RDBMS
11 29 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 25 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.73%) Redis
13 24 (1.66%) Apache Hive
14 22 (1.52%) HBase
15 20 (1.38%) InfluxDB
16 17 (1.18%) Amazon Aurora
16 17 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (1.11%) Impala
Development Applications
1 692 (47.89%) Jenkins
2 379 (26.23%) Git (software)
3 107 (7.40%) GitLab
4 104 (7.20%) JIRA
5 82 (5.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 79 (5.47%) Maven
7 64 (4.43%) Subversion
8 63 (4.36%) TeamCity
9 62 (4.29%) Bitbucket
10 58 (4.01%) Travis CI
11 55 (3.81%) Cucumber
12 51 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
12 51 (3.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 49 (3.39%) Gradle
13 49 (3.39%) SonarQube
14 47 (3.25%) Vagrant
15 46 (3.18%) Selenium
16 40 (2.77%) CircleCI
17 34 (2.35%) Ant
17 34 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 204 (14.12%) Finance
2 99 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 78 (5.40%) Banking
4 36 (2.49%) Retail
5 20 (1.38%) Publishing
6 16 (1.11%) Marketing
7 15 (1.04%) Law
8 13 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.69%) Legal
11 8 (0.55%) Billing
11 8 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.48%) Front Office
13 6 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.28%) Electronics
15 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.21%) Advertising
16 3 (0.21%) Automotive
16 3 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 636 (44.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 200 (13.84%) AWS Engineer
3 173 (11.97%) AWS DevOps
4 141 (9.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 128 (8.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 127 (8.79%) Architect
7 116 (8.03%) Linux Engineer
8 108 (7.47%) Developer
9 75 (5.19%) Consultant
10 68 (4.71%) Senior DevOps
11 67 (4.64%) Azure Engineer
12 65 (4.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 60 (4.15%) Azure DevOps
13 60 (4.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 59 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
15 57 (3.94%) Platform Engineer
16 54 (3.74%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 54 (3.74%) DevOps Consultant
17 53 (3.67%) Administrator
17 53 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (9.48%) Web Services
2 111 (7.68%) Node.js
3 86 (5.95%) RESTful
4 85 (5.88%) Kafka
5 84 (5.81%) Elastic Stack
6 68 (4.71%) Spring
7 65 (4.50%) JSON
8 60 (4.15%) Middleware
9 52 (3.60%) J2EE
9 52 (3.60%) REST
10 50 (3.46%) .NET
11 47 (3.25%) AngularJS
12 44 (3.04%) LDAP
13 40 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
14 38 (2.63%) Hibernate
15 35 (2.42%) HTML
16 33 (2.28%) Swagger
17 31 (2.15%) CSS
17 31 (2.15%) React
18 30 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 80 (5.54%) Public Cloud
3 42 (2.91%) Clustering
4 40 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
6 38 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 31 (2.15%) Cloud Native
9 30 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (2.01%) Replication
11 22 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.11%) User Experience
13 15 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
14 14 (0.97%) Blog
15 13 (0.90%) Management Information System
15 13 (0.90%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.83%) BYOD
17 11 (0.76%) Mobile App
18 10 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
18 10 (0.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 883 (61.11%) Linux
2 283 (19.58%) Windows
3 251 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 147 (10.17%) CentOS
4 147 (10.17%) Unix
5 92 (6.37%) Ubuntu
6 82 (5.67%) Windows Server
7 27 (1.87%) Solaris
8 25 (1.73%) Android
9 24 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.04%) Debian
11 13 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.62%) SUSE
14 8 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.48%) VMS
16 6 (0.42%) HPUX
16 6 (0.42%) Mesosphere
17 4 (0.28%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,082 (74.88%) DevOps
2 579 (40.07%) Configuration Management
3 445 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
4 310 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
5 259 (17.92%) Infrastructure as Code
6 247 (17.09%) Microservices
7 218 (15.09%) Migration
8 183 (12.66%) Open Source
9 151 (10.45%) Test Automation
10 106 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
11 105 (7.27%) Scrum
12 103 (7.13%) Software Engineering
13 97 (6.71%) Deployment Automation
14 83 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
15 78 (5.40%) Infrastructure Automation
16 74 (5.12%) Mentoring
17 70 (4.84%) TDD
18 69 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 69 (4.78%) Kanban
19 63 (4.36%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 685 (47.40%) Python
2 400 (27.68%) Java
3 389 (26.92%) Bash Shell
4 247 (17.09%) Ruby
5 214 (14.81%) PowerShell
6 188 (13.01%) Perl
7 139 (9.62%) SQL
8 114 (7.89%) JavaScript
9 99 (6.85%) Go
10 82 (5.67%) Shell Script
11 57 (3.94%) Scala
12 54 (3.74%) Groovy
13 51 (3.53%) C#
14 47 (3.25%) PHP
15 36 (2.49%) C
16 25 (1.73%) Java 8
17 20 (1.38%) C++
18 16 (1.11%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.97%) Korn
20 12 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 270 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 189 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 56 (3.88%) AWS Certification
4 55 (3.81%) Degree
5 37 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 29 (2.01%) RHCE
7 21 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (0.90%) CISSP
10 13 (0.90%) DBS Check
10 13 (0.90%) RHCSA
11 12 (0.83%) CCNP
11 12 (0.83%) CISA
11 12 (0.83%) CISM
11 12 (0.83%) CISMP
11 12 (0.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 12 (0.83%) ISSMP
12 10 (0.69%) MCSA
12 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.35%) QA
2 28 (1.94%) NIST
3 23 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.18%) NCSC
5 14 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.48%) SLA
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.069%) GMP
9 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.069%) PSD2
System Software
1 617 (42.70%) Docker
2 119 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (5.12%) Active Directory
4 65 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (3.39%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.38%) Xen
7 19 (1.31%) KVM
8 18 (1.25%) vSphere
9 15 (1.04%) NFS
10 13 (0.90%) HDFS
10 13 (0.90%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.69%) Snort
13 9 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.55%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.55%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.48%) LXC
15 7 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
16 6 (0.42%) Gluster
17 5 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 970 (67.13%) Ansible
2 685 (47.40%) Opscode Chef
3 607 (42.01%) Terraform
4 531 (36.75%) Kubernetes
5 145 (10.03%) Salt
6 118 (8.17%) Packer
7 87 (6.02%) Consul
8 62 (4.29%) Grafana
9 47 (3.25%) Nagios
10 45 (3.11%) Prometheus
11 41 (2.84%) Kibana
12 30 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
13 26 (1.80%) logstash
14 25 (1.73%) Rancher
15 22 (1.52%) HAProxy
15 22 (1.52%) ZABBIX
16 21 (1.45%) Graphite
16 21 (1.45%) Mesos
16 21 (1.45%) SCCM
17 18 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 174 (12.04%) VMware
2 164 (11.35%) Red Hat
3 147 (10.17%) Microsoft
4 127 (8.79%) Google
5 100 (6.92%) Splunk
6 72 (4.98%) Oracle
7 47 (3.25%) Cisco
7 47 (3.25%) SaltStack
8 45 (3.11%) HP
9 42 (2.91%) Atlassian
10 37 (2.56%) Citrix
10 37 (2.56%) IBM
11 36 (2.49%) Cloudera
12 30 (2.08%) NetApp
12 30 (2.08%) New Relic
13 24 (1.66%) F5
13 24 (1.66%) MuleSoft
13 24 (1.66%) ServiceNow
14 23 (1.59%) Hortonworks
15 22 (1.52%) EMC