Period
to 20 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 74 129
Rank change year-on-year -10 +55 +26
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2,777 2,926 2,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 3.02% 1.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.36% 28.31% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,073 2,031 1,500
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 7
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.89% -43.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27.83 £24.28 £45.87
90th Percentile £42.63 £32.83 £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £32.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year +25.38% -45.83% +26.32%

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 11,401 10,334 9,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.47% 10.67% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,787 6,588 5,668
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +4.38%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £234
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 250 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.73 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.01 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -19.33% +2.63% -7.32%

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 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 2,570 £525 +5.00% 614
London -20 1,480 £525 - 310
UK excluding London +17 1,254 £500 +11.11% 337
South East +24 426 £500 +8.11% 80
North of England +1 357 £500 +17.65% 103
North West +7 161 £500 +17.65% 54
Midlands +23 160 £523 +10.00% 37
Scotland +68 158 £479 +13.65% 24
Yorkshire -16 152 £500 +11.11% 47
West Midlands +24 128 £525 +10.53% 18
South West +36 77 £495 +1.54% 39
East of England -31 73 £525 +3.70% 45
North East +19 57 £550 +37.50% 2
East Midlands +9 31 £450 - 19
Wales -5 10 £538 +2.38% 8
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 1,903 (68.53%) DevOps
2 1,676 (60.35%) Linux
3 1,587 (57.15%) Ansible
4 1,408 (50.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1,370 (49.33%) Jenkins
6 1,310 (47.17%) Amazon AWS
7 1,200 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
8 1,081 (38.93%) Configuration Management
9 1,047 (37.70%) Docker
10 1,041 (37.49%) Python
11 1,034 (37.23%) Java
12 951 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
13 901 (32.45%) Git (software)
14 612 (22.04%) Ruby
15 605 (21.79%) Bash Shell
16 581 (20.92%) Terraform
17 523 (18.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 519 (18.69%) Finance
19 499 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
20 477 (17.18%) Unix
21 454 (16.35%) Windows
22 429 (15.45%) Scrum
23 418 (15.05%) Security Cleared
24 414 (14.91%) Oracle
25 412 (14.84%) Kubernetes
26 397 (14.30%) Open Source
27 395 (14.22%) Red Hat
28 387 (13.94%) MySQL
29 377 (13.58%) Continuous Delivery
30 369 (13.29%) Tomcat

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
1 369 (13.29%) Tomcat
2 228 (8.21%) Apache
3 215 (7.74%) Confluence
4 214 (7.71%) OpenStack
5 185 (6.66%) JBoss
6 178 (6.41%) nginx
7 170 (6.12%) WebLogic
8 168 (6.05%) Elasticsearch
9 161 (5.80%) WebSphere
10 86 (3.10%) Cloud Foundry
11 75 (2.70%) Apache Spark
12 73 (2.63%) IIS
12 73 (2.63%) Jetty
13 72 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 23 (0.83%) CMS
15 17 (0.61%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.50%) Mongrel
17 13 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 13 (0.47%) SAS
18 12 (0.43%) CloudStack
Applications
1 11 (0.40%) HipChat
2 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 36 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
2 24 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.36%) Magento
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.036%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.036%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,310 (47.17%) Amazon AWS
2 499 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 239 (8.61%) Amazon EC2
4 236 (8.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 180 (6.48%) Amazon S3
6 173 (6.23%) GitHub
7 137 (4.93%) PaaS
8 129 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
9 117 (4.21%) IaaS
10 110 (3.96%) Amazon ELB
11 102 (3.67%) Route 53
12 99 (3.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 95 (3.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 92 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 80 (2.88%) Serverless
16 74 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
17 55 (1.98%) Slack
18 53 (1.91%) npm
19 29 (1.04%) OpenShift
20 25 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 256 (9.22%) TCP/IP
2 212 (7.63%) HTTP
3 193 (6.95%) DNS
4 188 (6.77%) Firewall
5 154 (5.55%) SSL
6 74 (2.66%) SAN
7 60 (2.16%) VPN
8 44 (1.58%) DHCP
8 44 (1.58%) Internet
9 38 (1.37%) FTP
10 36 (1.30%) SSH
11 29 (1.04%) Network Security
12 28 (1.01%) IPsec
13 26 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
14 21 (0.76%) SMS
15 19 (0.68%) OpenVPN
16 18 (0.65%) Kerberos
17 16 (0.58%) WAN
18 13 (0.47%) AMQP
18 13 (0.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (13.94%) MySQL
2 347 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 315 (11.34%) MongoDB
4 314 (11.31%) NoSQL
5 182 (6.55%) Hadoop
6 141 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
7 139 (5.01%) Relational Database
8 128 (4.61%) SQL Server
9 99 (3.56%) Big Data
10 91 (3.28%) Redis
11 82 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 74 (2.66%) Oracle Database
13 41 (1.48%) RDBMS
14 35 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 31 (1.12%) DB2
16 28 (1.01%) HBase
17 19 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (0.68%) Riak
18 18 (0.65%) Couchbase
19 17 (0.61%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,370 (49.33%) Jenkins
2 901 (32.45%) Git (software)
3 356 (12.82%) JIRA
4 348 (12.53%) Maven
5 248 (8.93%) Sonatype Nexus
6 219 (7.89%) TeamCity
7 182 (6.55%) Subversion
8 162 (5.83%) Cucumber
9 149 (5.37%) Artifactory
10 148 (5.33%) Ant
11 144 (5.19%) Selenium
12 143 (5.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 133 (4.79%) JUnit
14 127 (4.57%) Bitbucket
15 114 (4.11%) GitLab
16 109 (3.93%) NUnit
17 105 (3.78%) Gradle
18 97 (3.49%) SonarQube
18 97 (3.49%) Vagrant
19 95 (3.42%) MSTest
General
1 519 (18.69%) Finance
2 162 (5.83%) Banking
3 64 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 53 (1.91%) Retail Banking
5 46 (1.66%) Marketing
5 46 (1.66%) Publishing
6 45 (1.62%) Retail
7 43 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.08%) Electronics
10 28 (1.01%) Games
11 18 (0.65%) Law
12 14 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.50%) Front Office
13 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.14%) Advertising
14 4 (0.14%) Retail Finance
15 3 (0.11%) Local Government
15 3 (0.11%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.072%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,277 (45.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 486 (17.50%) Developer
3 368 (13.25%) AWS DevOps
4 350 (12.60%) AWS Engineer
5 300 (10.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 289 (10.41%) Java Developer
7 283 (10.19%) Linux Engineer
8 206 (7.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 187 (6.73%) Consultant
10 175 (6.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 172 (6.19%) Senior DevOps
12 147 (5.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 132 (4.75%) DevOps Consultant
14 120 (4.32%) Administrator
15 116 (4.18%) Cloud Engineer
16 96 (3.46%) Architect
17 91 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
18 88 (3.17%) Senior Developer
19 87 (3.13%) Lead DevOps
20 83 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (13.00%) Web Services
2 241 (8.68%) Spring
3 225 (8.10%) Node.js
4 196 (7.06%) REST
5 194 (6.99%) JSON
6 178 (6.41%) Elastic Stack
7 174 (6.27%) .NET
8 160 (5.76%) AngularJS
9 142 (5.11%) RESTful
10 115 (4.14%) Kafka
11 112 (4.03%) jQuery
12 109 (3.93%) HTML
12 109 (3.93%) XML
13 104 (3.75%) CSS
13 104 (3.75%) Middleware
14 103 (3.71%) React
15 96 (3.46%) J2EE
16 95 (3.42%) Hibernate
17 91 (3.28%) Play Framework
18 86 (3.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 141 (5.08%) Public Cloud
2 105 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
3 86 (3.10%) Data Centre
4 54 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 50 (1.80%) Clustering
5 50 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
6 45 (1.62%) Virtual Team
7 44 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (1.44%) Private Cloud
10 37 (1.33%) Management Information System
11 30 (1.08%) Fintech
11 30 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 29 (1.04%) PKI
13 24 (0.86%) Online Banking
14 19 (0.68%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.61%) Online Games
16 15 (0.54%) Replication
17 14 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
18 10 (0.36%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,676 (60.35%) Linux
2 523 (18.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 477 (17.18%) Unix
4 454 (16.35%) Windows
5 227 (8.17%) CentOS
6 159 (5.73%) Windows Server
7 96 (3.46%) Ubuntu
8 77 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (2.45%) Solaris
10 58 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (1.66%) AIX
11 46 (1.66%) CoreOS
12 40 (1.44%) Debian
13 24 (0.86%) SUSE
14 21 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 19 (0.68%) VMS
16 17 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.25%) Fedora
17 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,903 (68.53%) DevOps
2 1,200 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
3 1,081 (38.93%) Configuration Management
4 951 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
5 429 (15.45%) Scrum
6 397 (14.30%) Open Source
7 377 (13.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 356 (12.82%) Microservices
9 349 (12.57%) TDD
10 324 (11.67%) Test Automation
11 215 (7.74%) Mentoring
12 198 (7.13%) Software Engineering
13 178 (6.41%) Migration
14 177 (6.37%) Load Balancing
15 162 (5.83%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 160 (5.76%) BDD
16 160 (5.76%) OO
17 156 (5.62%) Kanban
18 155 (5.58%) SOA
19 131 (4.72%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,041 (37.49%) Python
2 1,034 (37.23%) Java
3 612 (22.04%) Ruby
4 605 (21.79%) Bash Shell
5 347 (12.50%) Perl
6 313 (11.27%) JavaScript
7 299 (10.77%) SQL
8 295 (10.62%) PowerShell
9 176 (6.34%) Shell Script
10 170 (6.12%) Groovy
11 146 (5.26%) Scala
12 138 (4.97%) PHP
13 105 (3.78%) C#
14 93 (3.35%) Go
15 52 (1.87%) C++
16 42 (1.51%) C
17 26 (0.94%) Korn
18 24 (0.86%) XPath
19 23 (0.83%) R
20 13 (0.47%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 418 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 333 (11.99%) SC Cleared
3 67 (2.41%) Degree
4 43 (1.55%) AWS Certification
5 37 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.47%) RHCE
9 12 (0.43%) CISSP
10 8 (0.29%) CEH
10 8 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.29%) SANS
11 6 (0.22%) CCNP
11 6 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.18%) CREST Certified
12 5 (0.18%) RHCA
13 4 (0.14%) OCP
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.11%) ISEB
14 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.78%) QA
2 42 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.22%) GCP
4 19 (0.68%) GDPR
5 17 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.29%) SLA
7 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.036%) COBIT
9 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,047 (37.70%) Docker
2 141 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (3.96%) Active Directory
4 95 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
5 51 (1.84%) vSphere
6 39 (1.40%) Xen
7 38 (1.37%) HDFS
8 37 (1.33%) vCloud
9 34 (1.22%) KVM
10 27 (0.97%) Hyper-V
11 26 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (0.94%) VMware NSX
12 24 (0.86%) Squid
13 23 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (0.72%) Postfix
15 19 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 13 (0.47%) Apache Flume
16 13 (0.47%) LXC
16 13 (0.47%) NFS
17 12 (0.43%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1,587 (57.15%) Ansible
2 1,408 (50.70%) Opscode Chef
3 581 (20.92%) Terraform
4 412 (14.84%) Kubernetes
5 148 (5.33%) Nagios
6 139 (5.01%) logstash
7 133 (4.79%) Kibana
8 115 (4.14%) ZABBIX
9 106 (3.82%) Salt
10 89 (3.20%) Grafana
10 89 (3.20%) Packer
11 62 (2.23%) Cobbler
12 56 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
13 52 (1.87%) Mesos
14 46 (1.66%) Consul
15 41 (1.48%) Rancher
16 33 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
17 32 (1.15%) Icinga
18 31 (1.12%) Sysdig
19 30 (1.08%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 414 (14.91%) Oracle
2 395 (14.22%) Red Hat
3 324 (11.67%) VMware
4 179 (6.45%) Splunk
5 148 (5.33%) Microsoft
6 108 (3.89%) Google
7 81 (2.92%) IBM
8 79 (2.84%) SaltStack
9 56 (2.02%) New Relic
10 54 (1.94%) Atlassian
11 49 (1.76%) SAP
12 44 (1.58%) AppDynamics
13 32 (1.15%) Cisco
14 29 (1.04%) F5
14 29 (1.04%) HP
15 28 (1.01%) Hortonworks
15 28 (1.01%) webMethods
16 25 (0.90%) CA
17 24 (0.86%) Cloudera
18 21 (0.76%) Dynatrace