Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 69 146
Rank change year-on-year -20 +77 +26
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2738 3369 1946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.68% 3.19% 1.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.70% 28.95% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2056 2361 1442
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £385 £363 £338
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -39.53% -
10th Percentile £27.83 £25.05 £43.43
90th Percentile £42.40 £45.45 £61.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.50 £53.75
% change year-on-year +17.69% -39.53% -

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 11554 11638 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.01% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7815 7439 5986
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.35% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.95 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.30 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.87 £23.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -32.49% +23.49% -5.13%

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 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor 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 18 November 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 -22 2542 £500 - 270
London -32 1462 £525 - 133
UK excluding London 0 1231 £490 +8.89% 147
South East +5 427 £490 +8.89% 33
North of England -5 332 £475 +5.56% 48
Scotland +80 148 £474 +11.47% 9
Midlands -15 148 £520 +15.56% 20
North West +16 144 £500 +14.94% 23
Yorkshire -22 142 £500 +9.29% 24
West Midlands -3 124 £525 +19.32% 12
East of England -24 103 £513 +1.99% 17
South West +14 70 £415 -7.78% 19
North East +43 59 £506 +20.36% 1
East Midlands -13 24 £450 - 8
Wales -9 15 £438 -16.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1836 (67.06%) DevOps
2 1742 (63.62%) Linux
3 1459 (53.29%) Ansible
4 1341 (48.98%) Opscode Chef
5 1315 (48.03%) Jenkins
6 1274 (46.53%) Amazon AWS
7 1197 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
8 1077 (39.34%) Configuration Management
9 1036 (37.84%) Python
10 992 (36.23%) Java
11 960 (35.06%) Docker
12 895 (32.69%) Continuous Integration
13 824 (30.09%) Git (software)
14 582 (21.26%) Bash Shell
15 563 (20.56%) Ruby
16 528 (19.28%) Terraform
17 495 (18.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 490 (17.90%) Unix
19 489 (17.86%) Finance
20 461 (16.84%) Open Source
21 446 (16.29%) Security Cleared
22 443 (16.18%) Scrum
23 425 (15.52%) Red Hat
24 420 (15.34%) Oracle
25 404 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
26 400 (14.61%) Windows
27 389 (14.21%) Microservices
28 384 (14.02%) Kubernetes
29 380 (13.88%) MySQL
30 372 (13.59%) SC Cleared

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
1 316 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 226 (8.25%) Apache
3 221 (8.07%) OpenStack
4 216 (7.89%) Confluence
5 200 (7.30%) nginx
6 183 (6.68%) JBoss
7 160 (5.84%) WebLogic
8 157 (5.73%) WebSphere
9 144 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
10 82 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
11 81 (2.96%) IIS
12 68 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 66 (2.41%) Jetty
14 65 (2.37%) Apache Spark
15 22 (0.80%) CMS
16 20 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
17 18 (0.66%) Apache Solr
18 17 (0.62%) Mongrel
19 14 (0.51%) SAS
20 10 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (0.51%) HipChat
2 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 25 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
2 22 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.11%) Magento
5 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.037%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.037%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1274 (46.53%) Amazon AWS
2 404 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 225 (8.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 209 (7.63%) Amazon EC2
5 185 (6.76%) GitHub
6 144 (5.26%) Amazon S3
7 123 (4.49%) PaaS
8 107 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
9 105 (3.83%) IaaS
10 89 (3.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 85 (3.10%) Route 53
12 83 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 77 (2.81%) Amazon ELB
14 73 (2.67%) Serverless
15 67 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
16 61 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
17 52 (1.90%) Slack
18 33 (1.21%) npm
18 33 (1.21%) SaaS
19 27 (0.99%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 278 (10.15%) TCP/IP
2 237 (8.66%) HTTP
3 216 (7.89%) DNS
4 206 (7.52%) Firewall
5 184 (6.72%) SSL
6 97 (3.54%) SAN
7 60 (2.19%) LDAP
8 56 (2.05%) VPN
9 50 (1.83%) DHCP
10 46 (1.68%) Network Security
11 39 (1.42%) Internet
12 36 (1.31%) FTP
13 31 (1.13%) SSH
14 30 (1.10%) HTTPS
15 27 (0.99%) IPsec
16 20 (0.73%) SMS
17 19 (0.69%) Kerberos
18 17 (0.62%) OpenLDAP
19 16 (0.58%) NAS
19 16 (0.58%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (13.88%) MySQL
2 359 (13.11%) MongoDB
3 346 (12.64%) PostgreSQL
4 293 (10.70%) NoSQL
5 161 (5.88%) Hadoop
6 147 (5.37%) Relational Database
7 121 (4.42%) Amazon RDS
8 112 (4.09%) Big Data
9 111 (4.05%) SQL Server
10 93 (3.40%) Redis
11 92 (3.36%) Oracle Database
12 84 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 42 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 41 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 37 (1.35%) HBase
16 18 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 18 (0.66%) DB2
17 17 (0.62%) Riak
18 16 (0.58%) Couchbase
18 16 (0.58%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 1315 (48.03%) Jenkins
2 824 (30.09%) Git (software)
3 357 (13.04%) JIRA
4 322 (11.76%) Maven
5 220 (8.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 177 (6.46%) TeamCity
7 170 (6.21%) Subversion
8 140 (5.11%) Bitbucket
9 138 (5.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 128 (4.67%) Ant
11 127 (4.64%) Cucumber
12 126 (4.60%) Selenium
13 123 (4.49%) Artifactory
14 106 (3.87%) Vagrant
15 102 (3.73%) JUnit
16 98 (3.58%) NUnit
17 86 (3.14%) GitLab
18 84 (3.07%) MSTest
19 83 (3.03%) IntelliJ
20 82 (2.99%) Gradle
General
1 489 (17.86%) Finance
2 149 (5.44%) Banking
3 99 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 81 (2.96%) Marketing
5 72 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 71 (2.59%) Electronics
7 50 (1.83%) Retail
8 46 (1.68%) Retail Banking
9 38 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.17%) Publishing
11 27 (0.99%) Games
12 19 (0.69%) Law
13 17 (0.62%) Front Office
14 12 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.40%) Legal
16 7 (0.26%) Back Office
17 6 (0.22%) Billing
17 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.15%) Advertising
18 4 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1205 (44.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 430 (15.70%) Developer
3 322 (11.76%) AWS DevOps
4 319 (11.65%) AWS Engineer
5 283 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
6 264 (9.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 229 (8.36%) Java Developer
8 220 (8.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 176 (6.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 167 (6.10%) Consultant
11 160 (5.84%) Architect
12 148 (5.41%) Administrator
13 115 (4.20%) Senior DevOps
14 113 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
15 110 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
16 102 (3.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 98 (3.58%) DevOps Consultant
18 95 (3.47%) Linux Administrator
19 87 (3.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
20 80 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (11.98%) Web Services
2 212 (7.74%) Spring
3 199 (7.27%) Elastic Stack
4 191 (6.98%) JSON
5 182 (6.65%) Node.js
6 179 (6.54%) REST
7 147 (5.37%) RESTful
8 145 (5.30%) .NET
9 136 (4.97%) XML
10 134 (4.89%) AngularJS
11 130 (4.75%) Middleware
12 114 (4.16%) CSS
13 107 (3.91%) HTML
14 100 (3.65%) Play Framework
15 93 (3.40%) J2EE
16 90 (3.29%) Kafka
17 89 (3.25%) jQuery
18 88 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
19 85 (3.10%) HTML5
20 82 (2.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (3.87%) Public Cloud
2 83 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 78 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
4 70 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 47 (1.72%) Clustering
7 45 (1.64%) Private Cloud
8 43 (1.57%) PKI
9 40 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
10 36 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 27 (0.99%) Online Banking
12 24 (0.88%) Fintech
12 24 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 21 (0.77%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.66%) Replication
16 17 (0.62%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.55%) Cloud Native
18 14 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1742 (63.62%) Linux
2 495 (18.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 490 (17.90%) Unix
4 400 (14.61%) Windows
5 232 (8.47%) CentOS
6 145 (5.30%) Windows Server
7 141 (5.15%) Ubuntu
8 99 (3.62%) Solaris
9 85 (3.10%) AIX
10 60 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (1.57%) CoreOS
13 33 (1.21%) Debian
14 27 (0.99%) SUSE
15 18 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (0.58%) VMS
17 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.26%) Fedora
18 7 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1836 (67.06%) DevOps
2 1197 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
3 1077 (39.34%) Configuration Management
4 895 (32.69%) Continuous Integration
5 461 (16.84%) Open Source
6 443 (16.18%) Scrum
7 389 (14.21%) Microservices
8 361 (13.18%) TDD
9 325 (11.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 319 (11.65%) Test Automation
11 193 (7.05%) Mentoring
12 189 (6.90%) Software Engineering
13 185 (6.76%) Migration
14 180 (6.57%) Kanban
15 177 (6.46%) OO
16 163 (5.95%) Load Balancing
16 163 (5.95%) SOA
17 137 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 120 (4.38%) BDD
19 116 (4.24%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1036 (37.84%) Python
2 992 (36.23%) Java
3 582 (21.26%) Bash Shell
4 563 (20.56%) Ruby
5 323 (11.80%) Perl
6 261 (9.53%) JavaScript
7 249 (9.09%) SQL
8 240 (8.77%) PowerShell
9 172 (6.28%) Scala
10 145 (5.30%) Shell Script
11 135 (4.93%) PHP
12 118 (4.31%) Groovy
13 105 (3.83%) Go
14 102 (3.73%) C#
15 47 (1.72%) C
16 45 (1.64%) C++
17 30 (1.10%) Korn
18 19 (0.69%) R
19 17 (0.62%) XPath
20 16 (0.58%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 446 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 372 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 71 (2.59%) Degree
4 56 (2.05%) AWS Certification
5 38 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (0.77%) RHCE
7 19 (0.69%) CISSP
8 18 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.40%) CEH
10 11 (0.40%) RHCA
10 11 (0.40%) SANS
11 8 (0.29%) CREST Certified
12 7 (0.26%) GIAC
13 6 (0.22%) CCNP
13 6 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.22%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.15%) CCDP
15 4 (0.15%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.69%) QA
2 38 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 27 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.88%) GCP
5 19 (0.69%) GDPR
6 13 (0.47%) SLA
7 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.073%) COBIT
8 2 (0.073%) PMO
9 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 960 (35.06%) Docker
2 183 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (3.69%) Active Directory
4 78 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (1.83%) vSphere
6 48 (1.75%) Xen
7 46 (1.68%) KVM
8 35 (1.28%) HDFS
9 32 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (1.13%) Hyper-V
10 31 (1.13%) vCloud
11 27 (0.99%) VMware NSX
12 19 (0.69%) etcd
12 19 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 17 (0.62%) LXC
14 16 (0.58%) NFS
14 16 (0.58%) Postfix
14 16 (0.58%) Squid
15 13 (0.47%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1459 (53.29%) Ansible
2 1341 (48.98%) Opscode Chef
3 528 (19.28%) Terraform
4 384 (14.02%) Kubernetes
5 142 (5.19%) logstash
6 132 (4.82%) Nagios
7 130 (4.75%) Kibana
8 116 (4.24%) Salt
9 101 (3.69%) ZABBIX
10 94 (3.43%) Packer
11 82 (2.99%) Grafana
12 56 (2.05%) Consul
13 55 (2.01%) Cobbler
14 53 (1.94%) Mesos
15 48 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
16 45 (1.64%) Rancher
17 39 (1.42%) HAProxy
18 36 (1.31%) Graphite
19 33 (1.21%) BladeLogic
20 30 (1.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 425 (15.52%) Red Hat
2 420 (15.34%) Oracle
3 365 (13.33%) VMware
4 147 (5.37%) Splunk
5 145 (5.30%) Microsoft
6 101 (3.69%) IBM
7 97 (3.54%) Google
8 88 (3.21%) SAP
9 79 (2.89%) SaltStack
10 78 (2.85%) Atlassian
11 47 (1.72%) HP
12 37 (1.35%) AppDynamics
12 37 (1.35%) Cisco
12 37 (1.35%) New Relic
13 33 (1.21%) Cloudera
14 31 (1.13%) webMethods
15 27 (0.99%) WSO2
16 26 (0.95%) Rackspace
17 24 (0.88%) Hortonworks
18 22 (0.80%) NetApp