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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 113 111 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Contract jobs citing Puppet 34 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.11% 0.42% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.41% 7.25% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 2
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£413 £315 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -33.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £415 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.71% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.42%
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
236 138 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.68% 5.83% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 70 108
Average daily rate £363 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 16
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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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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
Suffolk - 11 £453 -
Cambridgeshire +12 9 £400 +45.45% 2
Hertfordshire -20 5 £406 +17.75%
Essex - - - -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 41 (69.49%) Linux
2 39 (66.10%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (55.93%) DevOps
4 26 (44.07%) Windows
4 26 (44.07%) PowerShell
5 23 (38.98%) UNIX
6 22 (37.29%) Web Services
7 19 (32.20%) Nagios
8 17 (28.81%) Shell Script
8 17 (28.81%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (25.42%) Firewall
9 15 (25.42%) VPN
10 14 (23.73%) SQL
11 13 (22.03%) Java
11 13 (22.03%) XML
11 13 (22.03%) DNS
11 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
11 13 (22.03%) Configuration Management
11 13 (22.03%) NoSQL
11 13 (22.03%) Replication
11 13 (22.03%) JSON
11 13 (22.03%) Reverse Proxy
12 12 (20.34%) SAN
13 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
16 8 (13.56%) Red Hat
16 8 (13.56%) HP
16 8 (13.56%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 7 (11.86%) IIS
1 7 (11.86%) Confluence
2 6 (10.17%) Apache
3 5 (8.47%) OpenStack
4 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.39%) lighttpd
5 2 (3.39%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.39%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.39%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.69%) SaaS
5 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) VPN
1 15 (25.42%) Firewall
2 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.03%) Reverse Proxy
2 13 (22.03%) DNS
3 12 (20.34%) SAN
4 3 (5.08%) HTTP
4 3 (5.08%) VRRP
5 2 (3.39%) X.509
5 2 (3.39%) SSH
5 2 (3.39%) Wireshark
5 2 (3.39%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.39%) LDAP
5 2 (3.39%) SSL
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 6 (10.17%) TeamCity
4 5 (8.47%) Subversion
5 4 (6.78%) Log4Net
5 4 (6.78%) Selenium
5 4 (6.78%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.39%) Fiddler
7 2 (3.39%) Ant
7 2 (3.39%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (15.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 9 (15.25%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (13.56%) Web Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Configuration Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) DevOps Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Programmer
9 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (1.69%) Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Analyst
9 1 (1.69%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.29%) Web Services
2 13 (22.03%) XML
2 13 (22.03%) JSON
3 7 (11.86%) .NET
3 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.78%) MSMQ
4 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 3 (5.08%) LAMP
6 2 (3.39%) JAAS
6 2 (3.39%) HTML5
7 1 (1.69%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Replication
2 4 (6.78%) PKI
3 2 (3.39%) Open Source
3 2 (3.39%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (69.49%) Linux
2 26 (44.07%) Windows
3 23 (38.98%) UNIX
4 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) DevOps
2 13 (22.03%) Configuration Management
3 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.08%) Migration
6 3 (5.08%) Performance Management
6 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.08%) Dependency Management
7 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.39%) OO
7 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.39%) Scrum
8 1 (1.69%) TDD
8 1 (1.69%) ERP
8 1 (1.69%) DRM
8 1 (1.69%) Workflow
8 1 (1.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) PowerShell
2 17 (28.81%) Shell Script
3 14 (23.73%) SQL
4 13 (22.03%) Java
5 8 (13.56%) Perl
5 8 (13.56%) Python
6 7 (11.86%) VB
6 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.86%) C#
7 5 (8.47%) Ruby
8 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.39%) C
9 2 (3.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Sun Certification
2 2 (3.39%) RHCE
3 1 (1.69%) ACCA
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
1 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
1 6 (10.17%) KVM
2 4 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.08%) Xen
4 1 (1.69%) vSphere
4 1 (1.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (66.10%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (32.20%) Nagios
3 3 (5.08%) Munin
3 3 (5.08%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.39%) OpenSSO
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.39%) SCCM
4 2 (3.39%) SCOM
4 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.39%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.39%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.39%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) IBM
1 8 (13.56%) HP
1 8 (13.56%) Red Hat
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) ForgeRock
4 3 (5.08%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) Percona
4 3 (5.08%) Rackspace
5 2 (3.39%) New Relic
5 2 (3.39%) Sun
5 2 (3.39%) Dell
5 2 (3.39%) Symantec
6 1 (1.69%) NetApp