The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 86 72 74
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Puppet 13 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.94% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.71% 15.12% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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North West

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

Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
111 86 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.68% 6.23% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 13
Average daily rate £450 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.50%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (96.00%) Linux
2 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (56.00%) MongoDB
3 14 (56.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) Configuration Management
3 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) Java
4 12 (48.00%) Oracle
5 11 (44.00%) Red Hat
6 10 (40.00%) OO
6 10 (40.00%) Eclipse
6 10 (40.00%) Web Services
6 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 10 (40.00%) Scrum
6 10 (40.00%) Vagrant
6 10 (40.00%) DevOps
6 10 (40.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (40.00%) JIRA
6 10 (40.00%) Hadoop
6 10 (40.00%) Open Source
7 9 (36.00%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (36.00%) NoSQL
8 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (32.00%) Apache
9 7 (28.00%) Internet
9 7 (28.00%) JMS
9 7 (28.00%) UNIX
9 7 (28.00%) MySQL
9 7 (28.00%) EJB

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (32.00%) Apache
2 7 (28.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (28.00%) Confluence
3 6 (24.00%) nginx
3 6 (24.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.00%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) PaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.00%) Route 53
4 1 (4.00%) IaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Internet
1 7 (28.00%) AMQP
2 4 (16.00%) Network Security
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) FTP
5 1 (4.00%) HTTP
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) MongoDB
2 10 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 9 (36.00%) NoSQL
4 7 (28.00%) MySQL
4 7 (28.00%) Big Data
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 10 (40.00%) JIRA
2 7 (28.00%) Ant
2 7 (28.00%) JUnit
2 7 (28.00%) Subversion
2 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (28.00%) Mercurial
2 7 (28.00%) Gradle
3 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
1 7 (28.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (24.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Web Services
2 7 (28.00%) JMS
2 7 (28.00%) EJB
2 7 (28.00%) Java EE
2 7 (28.00%) JSON
3 3 (12.00%) PHP-FPM
4 2 (8.00%) LAMP
5 1 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Open Source
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) UNIX
3 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (24.00%) CentOS
5 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Scientific Linux
5 1 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (56.00%) Configuration Management
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) OO
3 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
3 10 (40.00%) DevOps
4 7 (28.00%) TDD
4 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) MapReduce
4 7 (28.00%) User Stories
4 7 (28.00%) Software Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 3 (12.00%) Time Management
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.00%) High Availability
7 2 (8.00%) Information Security
8 1 (4.00%) BCP
8 1 (4.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) PHP
2 6 (24.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
4 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (12.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.00%) Groovy
7 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.00%) vSphere
2 2 (8.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Vagrant
2 9 (36.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (20.00%) Nagios
4 4 (16.00%) Ansible
5 3 (12.00%) Salt
6 2 (8.00%) Cacti
7 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle
2 11 (44.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (28.00%) Atlassian
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Percona