The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 37 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Puppet 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.36% 0.74% 3.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.59% 8.33% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Average daily rate
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£481 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £370 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £45.00
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 Kent region.

Systems Management Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
34 24 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.49% 8.92% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 36
Average daily rate £470 £360 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -10.84%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - -
Puppet
South East

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (73.33%) Python
3 11 (73.33%) UNIX
4 10 (66.67%) Perl
4 10 (66.67%) Veritas
4 10 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 10 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (66.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (60.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (60.00%) Clustering
5 9 (60.00%) HACMP
5 9 (60.00%) DNS
5 9 (60.00%) LDAP
5 9 (60.00%) NFS
5 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (53.33%) Finance
7 7 (46.67%) NetBackup
7 7 (46.67%) MySQL
7 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (40.00%) AIX
8 6 (40.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (33.33%) Solaris
9 5 (33.33%) Symantec
10 4 (26.67%) Project Management
10 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (26.67%) SAN
10 4 (26.67%) Control-M
10 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
10 4 (26.67%) Oracle

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) SoftLayer
1 3 (20.00%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) LDAP
1 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 3 (20.00%) SSL
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Support
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Support
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Spring
1 3 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (20.00%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Clustering
1 9 (60.00%) HACMP
2 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (20.00%) PKI
3 3 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) UNIX
3 10 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (40.00%) AIX
5 5 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Security
2 3 (20.00%) Analytics
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Python
2 10 (66.67%) Perl
3 6 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 3 (20.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (60.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (60.00%) NFS
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenServer
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (46.67%) NetBackup
3 4 (26.67%) OpenView
3 4 (26.67%) Control-M
4 3 (20.00%) Nagios
4 3 (20.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Veritas
1 10 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (33.33%) Symantec
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 4 (26.67%) IBM
3 4 (26.67%) Sun
3 4 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
4 3 (20.00%) Splunk
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) VMware