The first table below looks at the demand for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Merseyside region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 28 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Puppet 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.46% 1.24% 0.96%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.69% 20.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
13 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.94% 6.22% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 5
Average daily rate £350 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
Puppet
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Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Puppet
Top 2 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing