The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
England / North West
Rank 60 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +15
Contract jobs citing Puppet 81 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.12% 1.12% 0.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.89% 17.99% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 18
Median daily rate £450 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
254 239 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.79% 6.25% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 131 122
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £57.70 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.44%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +33 52 £440 +6.66% 24
Cheshire +38 10 £513 +18.84% 1
Merseyside +8 10 £450 +5.88%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 126 (78.26%) Linux
2 114 (70.81%) DevOps
3 96 (59.63%) Opscode Chef
4 90 (55.90%) Jenkins
5 89 (55.28%) Amazon AWS
6 72 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (44.10%) Python
8 64 (39.75%) Ansible
9 58 (36.02%) Configuration Management
10 55 (34.16%) Red Hat
11 54 (33.54%) Java
12 51 (31.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 49 (30.43%) Docker
14 48 (29.81%) Ruby
15 47 (29.19%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (28.57%) Bash Shell
17 45 (27.95%) Unix
18 43 (26.71%) Git (software)
19 38 (23.60%) CentOS
19 38 (23.60%) VMware
20 27 (16.77%) Windows
21 26 (16.15%) Amazon EC2
22 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
22 25 (15.53%) Shell Script
23 24 (14.91%) Open Source
24 22 (13.66%) OpenStack
25 21 (13.04%) SSL
26 20 (12.42%) TCP/IP
27 19 (11.80%) SC Cleared
28 18 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (13.66%) OpenStack
2 18 (11.18%) Apache
3 14 (8.70%) nginx
4 13 (8.07%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.59%) CloudStack
6 8 (4.97%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (4.97%) Jetty
7 7 (4.35%) IIS
7 7 (4.35%) Mongrel
7 7 (4.35%) WebSphere
8 6 (3.73%) SAS
9 5 (3.11%) Confluence
9 5 (3.11%) Drupal
10 4 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.86%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.62%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 89 (55.28%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (16.15%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 14 (8.70%) GitHub
4 13 (8.07%) Amazon S3
4 13 (8.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (5.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (4.97%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (4.35%) Google App Engine
9 6 (3.73%) IaaS
10 5 (3.11%) Google Analytics
10 5 (3.11%) Heroku
11 4 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (2.48%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (2.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (2.48%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) SSL
2 20 (12.42%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.07%) DHCP
3 13 (8.07%) DNS
4 12 (7.45%) Firewall
5 11 (6.83%) HTTPS
6 10 (6.21%) HTTP
6 10 (6.21%) VPN
7 7 (4.35%) FTP
7 7 (4.35%) IPsec
8 5 (3.11%) SMTP
9 4 (2.48%) Network Security
10 3 (1.86%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.86%) LAN
10 3 (1.86%) VoIP
10 3 (1.86%) WAN
11 2 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.24%) IMAP
11 2 (1.24%) MRTG
12 1 (0.62%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) Big Data
1 14 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 13 (8.07%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (6.83%) Redis
4 10 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (6.21%) SQL Server
5 9 (5.59%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.73%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (3.11%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.11%) MySQL
7 5 (3.11%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.24%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.24%) Impala
10 1 (0.62%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 90 (55.90%) Jenkins
2 43 (26.71%) Git (software)
3 16 (9.94%) Travis CI
4 15 (9.32%) Subversion
5 14 (8.70%) Maven
6 10 (6.21%) JIRA
6 10 (6.21%) Vagrant
7 9 (5.59%) Bitbucket
7 9 (5.59%) Cucumber
7 9 (5.59%) GitLab
7 9 (5.59%) JMeter
8 8 (4.97%) GoCD
8 8 (4.97%) Selenium
9 6 (3.73%) Gradle
10 5 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (2.48%) Artifactory
11 4 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.48%) SonarQube
11 4 (2.48%) Spock
12 3 (1.86%) TestNG
General
1 16 (9.94%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.24%) Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Electronics
4 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Marketing
4 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (47.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (8.07%) AWS Engineer
2 13 (8.07%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (6.21%) Consultant
4 9 (5.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 8 (4.97%) Administrator
5 8 (4.97%) Architect
5 8 (4.97%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (4.97%) Linux Specialist
5 8 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (4.35%) Developer
6 7 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
6 7 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
6 7 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) DevOps Specialist
7 6 (3.73%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (3.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.11%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.11%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (6.21%) Web Services
3 9 (5.59%) .NET
4 8 (4.97%) HTML
4 8 (4.97%) Kafka
4 8 (4.97%) Servlets
5 7 (4.35%) J2EE
6 6 (3.73%) boto
6 6 (3.73%) JSON
6 6 (3.73%) Spring
6 6 (3.73%) YAML
7 5 (3.11%) MCollective
8 4 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.86%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.86%) REST
9 3 (1.86%) RESTful
9 3 (1.86%) Software Packaging
10 2 (1.24%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.24%) CSS3
10 2 (1.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (3.73%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.48%) PKI
4 4 (2.48%) User Experience
5 3 (1.86%) Wiki
6 2 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.62%) BYOD
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (78.26%) Linux
2 51 (31.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 45 (27.95%) Unix
4 38 (23.60%) CentOS
5 27 (16.77%) Windows
6 14 (8.70%) Ubuntu
7 9 (5.59%) Fedora
8 7 (4.35%) Debian
9 3 (1.86%) Solaris
10 1 (0.62%) AIX
10 1 (0.62%) Android
10 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (70.81%) DevOps
2 72 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (36.02%) Configuration Management
4 47 (29.19%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (14.91%) Open Source
6 17 (10.56%) Scrum
7 14 (8.70%) ITIL
8 11 (6.83%) Analytics
8 11 (6.83%) Automated Testing
8 11 (6.83%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.97%) Kanban
9 8 (4.97%) Unit Testing
10 7 (4.35%) BDD
10 7 (4.35%) High Availability
10 7 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (3.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (3.73%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.73%) Project Management
11 6 (3.73%) TDD
12 5 (3.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 71 (44.10%) Python
2 54 (33.54%) Java
3 48 (29.81%) Ruby
4 46 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 25 (15.53%) Shell Script
6 18 (11.18%) Perl
7 10 (6.21%) PHP
8 8 (4.97%) SQL
9 7 (4.35%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.11%) Scala
11 4 (2.48%) C++
12 3 (1.86%) Korn
13 2 (1.24%) C
13 2 (1.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.73%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.48%) RHCSA
5 3 (1.86%) CISSP
5 3 (1.86%) Degree
5 3 (1.86%) SANS
5 3 (1.86%) SSCP
6 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.62%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.86%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (30.43%) Docker
2 18 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.07%) Xen
4 11 (6.83%) vSphere
5 8 (4.97%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (4.35%) Active Directory
6 7 (4.35%) XenServer
7 6 (3.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (2.48%) KVM
9 2 (1.24%) Dovecot
9 2 (1.24%) iptables
9 2 (1.24%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.24%) Squid
10 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.62%) NFS
10 1 (0.62%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.62%) Varnish
10 1 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 96 (59.63%) Opscode Chef
2 64 (39.75%) Ansible
3 16 (9.94%) Kibana
3 16 (9.94%) Nagios
4 12 (7.45%) Graphite
5 11 (6.83%) Terraform
6 10 (6.21%) Ganglia
6 10 (6.21%) Kubernetes
7 8 (4.97%) logstash
7 8 (4.97%) Riemann
8 7 (4.35%) Cobbler
8 7 (4.35%) Mesos
8 7 (4.35%) Salt
8 7 (4.35%) ZABBIX
9 4 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (2.48%) Packer
10 3 (1.86%) Graylog
10 3 (1.86%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (1.86%) QRadar
10 3 (1.86%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 55 (34.16%) Red Hat
2 38 (23.60%) VMware
3 16 (9.94%) Google
4 13 (8.07%) Oracle
4 13 (8.07%) Splunk
5 11 (6.83%) SaltStack
6 10 (6.21%) Microsoft
7 8 (4.97%) Atlassian
8 5 (3.11%) IBM
9 3 (1.86%) Apple
9 3 (1.86%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.86%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.86%) New Relic
9 3 (1.86%) RightScale
10 2 (1.24%) HP
11 1 (0.62%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.62%) SAP