The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 120 122 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing Puppet 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.37% 5.09% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 12
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
Puppet
England

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

Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
183 216 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.25% 8.42% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 103 78
Average daily rate £400 £370 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +20.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £133 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £28.25 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Puppet
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the East of England region.

Puppet Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £475 +46.15% 8
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Essex - - - -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 14 (48.28%) DevOps
3 12 (41.38%) Configuration Management
4 10 (34.48%) VMware
4 10 (34.48%) Windows
4 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
4 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
5 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
5 9 (31.03%) C#
5 9 (31.03%) .NET
5 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
6 8 (27.59%) Change Management
6 8 (27.59%) Scrum
6 8 (27.59%) Dell
6 8 (27.59%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
6 8 (27.59%) PaaS
6 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
7 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (24.14%) DNS
7 7 (24.14%) UNIX
7 7 (24.14%) Web Services
7 7 (24.14%) Replication
8 6 (20.69%) SCOM
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) nginx
1 1 (3.45%) Node.js
1 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) PaaS
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) SSH
3 4 (13.79%) SAN
3 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) VPN
3 4 (13.79%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (10.34%) iSCSI
4 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
4 3 (10.34%) LDAP
4 3 (10.34%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Redis
2 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) CouchDB
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) NUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.34%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) XML
3 4 (13.79%) JSON
4 3 (10.34%) SOAP
4 3 (10.34%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) Laravel
5 1 (3.45%) MCollective
5 1 (3.45%) Symfony
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) Memcached
5 1 (3.45%) Yii
5 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) PKI
2 3 (10.34%) Online Games
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (24.14%) UNIX
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.34%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.90%) CentOS
7 2 (6.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (6.90%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) DevOps
2 12 (41.38%) Configuration Management
3 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
5 8 (27.59%) Change Management
5 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (10.34%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.45%) TDD
8 1 (3.45%) MVC
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL
8 1 (3.45%) SOA
8 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
2 9 (31.03%) C#
2 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
3 5 (17.24%) Ruby
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
4 4 (13.79%) Perl
5 3 (10.34%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) Korn
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) vCloud
4 3 (10.34%) vSphere
4 3 (10.34%) NFS
4 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (20.69%) SCOM
3 4 (13.79%) SCCM
4 3 (10.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (10.34%) SCOrch
4 3 (10.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (10.34%) SCSM
5 2 (6.90%) Nagios
5 2 (6.90%) SCVMM
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (3.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) VMware
2 8 (27.59%) Dell
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) NetApp
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) Symantec
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Zend
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle