The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 87 118 117
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -1
Contract jobs citing Puppet 41 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.64% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.41% 3.83% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 2
Average daily rate £500 £388 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Puppet
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
266 261 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.65% 9.13% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 146 114
Average daily rate £450 £400 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £212 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Average hourly rate £21.33 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Puppet across the Berkshire region.

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 25 £488 +34.48% 5
Windsor - 5 £500 -
Bracknell -1 1 £500 +25.00%
Slough - 1 £500 - 1
Puppet
South East

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Puppet also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Puppet.

1 93 (92.08%) Linux
2 54 (53.47%) DevOps
3 53 (52.48%) Ansible
4 50 (49.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (47.52%) Python
6 47 (46.53%) Amazon AWS
7 46 (45.54%) Configuration Management
7 46 (45.54%) VMware
8 40 (39.60%) Nagios
9 39 (38.61%) Red Hat
10 36 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (28.71%) Graphite
12 28 (27.72%) Git (software)
13 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 27 (26.73%) Web Services
13 27 (26.73%) Unix
13 27 (26.73%) logstash
14 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
14 24 (23.76%) Ruby
15 22 (21.78%) Java
15 22 (21.78%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (21.78%) Bash Shell
16 21 (20.79%) OpenStack
16 21 (20.79%) TeamCity
16 21 (20.79%) Windows
17 20 (19.80%) ITIL
17 20 (19.80%) Apache
17 20 (19.80%) Perl
18 19 (18.81%) Elasticsearch
19 18 (17.82%) Tomcat

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Puppet also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Puppet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (20.79%) OpenStack
2 20 (19.80%) Apache
3 19 (18.81%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (17.82%) Tomcat
5 16 (15.84%) JBoss
5 16 (15.84%) nginx
6 15 (14.85%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.95%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.99%) Confluence
9 1 (0.99%) IIS
9 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (46.53%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.98%) GitHub
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.99%) CloudBees
4 1 (0.99%) IaaS
4 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.82%) HTTP
1 18 (17.82%) SSL
2 16 (15.84%) Firewall
3 14 (13.86%) DNS
4 13 (12.87%) LDAP
4 13 (12.87%) SMTP
5 11 (10.89%) LAN
5 11 (10.89%) WAN
6 5 (4.95%) SAN
6 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.98%) Junos
7 2 (1.98%) MRTG
7 2 (1.98%) NAS
7 2 (1.98%) SSH
7 2 (1.98%) VXLAN
8 1 (0.99%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.83%) MySQL
2 11 (10.89%) Big Data
3 9 (8.91%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (27.72%) Git (software)
2 21 (20.79%) TeamCity
3 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
4 11 (10.89%) Maven
5 5 (4.95%) Ant
6 4 (3.96%) Gradle
6 4 (3.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.98%) GitLab
7 2 (1.98%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.99%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.99%) Hudson
8 1 (0.99%) JIRA
8 1 (0.99%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.99%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.99%) Subversion
8 1 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.99%) Advertising
2 1 (0.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (38.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (35.64%) Linux Engineer
3 26 (25.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 23 (22.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 20 (19.80%) AWS Engineer
6 17 (16.83%) Administrator
7 16 (15.84%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 15 (14.85%) VMware Engineer
9 14 (13.86%) Support Engineer
10 13 (12.87%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (11.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (11.88%) VMware Support Engineer
12 11 (10.89%) Applications Engineer
13 9 (8.91%) Applications Support
13 9 (8.91%) Applications Support Engineer
13 9 (8.91%) Linux Support
13 9 (8.91%) Linux Support Engineer
14 8 (7.92%) Linux Scripter
15 7 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
16 6 (5.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.73%) Web Services
2 15 (14.85%) LAMP
2 15 (14.85%) RESTful
3 14 (13.86%) ELK Stack
3 14 (13.86%) LEMP Stack
4 13 (12.87%) MCollective
4 13 (12.87%) Sensu
5 12 (11.88%) Middleware
6 5 (4.95%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.96%) PostGIS
8 3 (2.97%) .NET
9 2 (1.98%) J2EE
9 2 (1.98%) YAML
10 1 (0.99%) JSON
10 1 (0.99%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.96%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.97%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.97%) Replication
5 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) NGOSS
5 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.99%) AS400
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.99%) iSeries
6 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 93 (92.08%) Linux
2 50 (49.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (26.73%) Unix
4 21 (20.79%) Windows
5 17 (16.83%) CentOS
5 17 (16.83%) Windows Server
6 14 (13.86%) Ubuntu
7 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.98%) Solaris
9 2 (1.98%) SUSE
10 1 (0.99%) AIX
10 1 (0.99%) Debian
10 1 (0.99%) Fedora
10 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (53.47%) DevOps
2 46 (45.54%) Configuration Management
3 36 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (19.80%) ITIL
5 14 (13.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (13.86%) High Availability
6 13 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.88%) Migration
8 11 (10.89%) Open Source
9 8 (7.92%) Incident Management
9 8 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (5.94%) Data Management
11 5 (4.95%) Information Security
12 4 (3.96%) Integration Testing
12 4 (3.96%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (3.96%) Software Delivery
12 4 (3.96%) Software Deployment
12 4 (3.96%) Web Operations
13 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Management
13 3 (2.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.52%) Python
2 24 (23.76%) Ruby
3 22 (21.78%) Bash Shell
3 22 (21.78%) Java
4 20 (19.80%) Perl
5 15 (14.85%) PowerShell
6 13 (12.87%) JavaScript
6 13 (12.87%) SQL
7 9 (8.91%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.98%) AWK
8 2 (1.98%) C
8 2 (1.98%) C#
8 2 (1.98%) PHP
8 2 (1.98%) sed
9 1 (0.99%) C++
9 1 (0.99%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.95%) CCNA
3 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.96%) MCSA
5 3 (2.97%) CCNP
6 2 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.98%) HNC
6 2 (1.98%) MCSE
6 2 (1.98%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
3 14 (13.86%) qmail
4 13 (12.87%) Squid
4 13 (12.87%) vSphere
5 12 (11.88%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.96%) Docker
7 3 (2.97%) KVM
7 3 (2.97%) XenServer
8 2 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.99%) NFS
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.99%) Postfix
9 1 (0.99%) RHEV
9 1 (0.99%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.99%) Varnish
9 1 (0.99%) vCloud
9 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (52.48%) Ansible
2 40 (39.60%) Nagios
3 29 (28.71%) Graphite
4 27 (26.73%) logstash
5 22 (21.78%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (13.86%) Cacti
6 14 (13.86%) ZABBIX
7 13 (12.87%) collectd
7 13 (12.87%) Ganglia
7 13 (12.87%) SCOM
7 13 (12.87%) Terraform
8 12 (11.88%) SCCM
8 12 (11.88%) SCVMM
8 12 (11.88%) Windows Intune
9 4 (3.96%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (2.97%) Kibana
11 2 (1.98%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.98%) Mesos
11 2 (1.98%) OpenNMS
11 2 (1.98%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 46 (45.54%) VMware
2 39 (38.61%) Red Hat
3 15 (14.85%) Oracle
3 15 (14.85%) Splunk
4 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.88%) RightScale
6 9 (8.91%) EMC
7 8 (7.92%) Cisco
8 6 (5.94%) IBM
9 5 (4.95%) CA
10 3 (2.97%) HP
10 3 (2.97%) Remedy
11 2 (1.98%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.98%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.98%) Veeam
11 2 (1.98%) Veritas
12 1 (0.99%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.99%) ATG
12 1 (0.99%) Perforce
12 1 (0.99%) Seapine