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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 62 118 124
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +6
Contract jobs citing Puppet 61 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.40% 0.41% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.02% 3.72% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 9 2
Average daily rate £448 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
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
254 296 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.00% 10.91% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 132 119
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 26
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+237.27% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £13.65 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 +34 45 £448 -7.01% 3
Maidenhead - 8 £427 -
Puppet
South East

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 61 (96.83%) Linux
2 40 (63.49%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (57.14%) Python
4 33 (52.38%) Configuration Management
4 33 (52.38%) VMware
4 33 (52.38%) Ansible
5 31 (49.21%) DevOps
6 29 (46.03%) Graphite
7 27 (42.86%) Web Services
7 27 (42.86%) logstash
8 25 (39.68%) Nagios
9 24 (38.10%) Red Hat
9 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
10 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (33.33%) Bash Shell
11 19 (30.16%) Java
12 18 (28.57%) Apache
13 17 (26.98%) Perl
13 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (25.40%) Ruby
15 15 (23.81%) nginx
15 15 (23.81%) TeamCity
15 15 (23.81%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (23.81%) JBoss
15 15 (23.81%) Tomcat
16 14 (22.22%) Windows
16 14 (22.22%) DNS
16 14 (22.22%) MySQL
16 14 (22.22%) LAMP

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 18 (28.57%) Apache
2 15 (23.81%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (23.81%) JBoss
2 15 (23.81%) nginx
2 15 (23.81%) Tomcat
3 13 (20.63%) OpenStack
3 13 (20.63%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 40 (63.49%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.17%) GitHub
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) DNS
2 13 (20.63%) HTTP
2 13 (20.63%) LDAP
2 13 (20.63%) SMTP
2 13 (20.63%) SSL
3 12 (19.05%) Firewall
3 12 (19.05%) LAN
3 12 (19.05%) WAN
4 3 (4.76%) SSH
5 1 (1.59%) DHCP
5 1 (1.59%) NAS
5 1 (1.59%) SAN
5 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) MySQL
2 8 (12.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) TeamCity
2 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.35%) Maven
4 2 (3.17%) GitLab
4 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Linux Engineer
2 27 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (34.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 19 (30.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 18 (28.57%) AWS Engineer
6 14 (22.22%) Support Engineer
7 12 (19.05%) VMware Engineer
7 12 (19.05%) VMware Support Engineer
8 10 (15.87%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 9 (14.29%) Administrator
9 9 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (14.29%) Applications Support
9 9 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
9 9 (14.29%) Linux Support
9 9 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
9 9 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 8 (12.70%) Linux Scripter
11 7 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (9.52%) Elasticsearch Engineer
13 5 (7.94%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (42.86%) Web Services
2 14 (22.22%) LAMP
3 13 (20.63%) ELK Stack
3 13 (20.63%) LEMP Stack
3 13 (20.63%) MCollective
3 13 (20.63%) RESTful
3 13 (20.63%) Sensu
4 11 (17.46%) Middleware
5 2 (3.17%) J2EE
6 1 (1.59%) Esper
6 1 (1.59%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 61 (96.83%) Linux
2 36 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (22.22%) Windows
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 13 (20.63%) CentOS
4 13 (20.63%) Ubuntu
5 12 (19.05%) Unix
6 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (52.38%) Configuration Management
2 31 (49.21%) DevOps
3 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.22%) High Availability
5 13 (20.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (20.63%) ITIL
5 13 (20.63%) Migration
6 8 (12.70%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.35%) Information Security
8 4 (6.35%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.35%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (4.76%) Data Management
9 3 (4.76%) Open Source
10 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (3.17%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (3.17%) Time Management
11 1 (1.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 1 (1.59%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 36 (57.14%) Python
2 21 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 19 (30.16%) Java
4 17 (26.98%) Perl
5 16 (25.40%) Ruby
6 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
6 13 (20.63%) PowerShell
7 11 (17.46%) SQL
8 8 (12.70%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.17%) AWK
9 2 (3.17%) sed
10 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) MCSA
3 2 (3.17%) CCNA
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.17%) HNC
3 2 (3.17%) MCSE
3 2 (3.17%) RHCSA
3 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.63%) qmail
3 13 (20.63%) Squid
3 13 (20.63%) vSphere
4 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.17%) XenServer
6 1 (1.59%) Docker
6 1 (1.59%) KVM
6 1 (1.59%) vCloud
6 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (52.38%) Ansible
2 29 (46.03%) Graphite
3 27 (42.86%) logstash
4 25 (39.68%) Nagios
5 14 (22.22%) Cacti
5 14 (22.22%) collectd
5 14 (22.22%) Ganglia
5 14 (22.22%) ZABBIX
6 13 (20.63%) SCCM
6 13 (20.63%) SCOM
6 13 (20.63%) SCVMM
6 13 (20.63%) Terraform
6 13 (20.63%) Windows Intune
7 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (3.17%) Kibana
8 2 (3.17%) Rsyslog
9 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.59%) Mesos
9 1 (1.59%) Salt
9 1 (1.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (52.38%) VMware
2 24 (38.10%) Red Hat
3 13 (20.63%) RightScale
3 13 (20.63%) Splunk
4 11 (17.46%) Oracle
5 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.52%) CA
7 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 2 (3.17%) Remedy
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco