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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 79 104 115
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Contract jobs citing Puppet 89 63 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 1.41% 0.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.47% 19.27% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 19
Median daily rate £433 £456 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.20% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £51.72 -
% change year-on-year
-37.15% -
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 North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
324 327 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.27% 7.30% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 189 123
Median daily rate £415 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 26
Median hourly rate £20.73 £12.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.75% -35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £11.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 55 £425 -10.52% 31
Cheshire +2 18 £425 -6.84% 3
Lancashire +27 10 £440 -12.00%
Merseyside 0 2 £548 +28.82%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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.

1 130 (72.63%) Linux
2 93 (51.96%) DevOps
3 76 (42.46%) Opscode Chef
4 75 (41.90%) Jenkins
5 68 (37.99%) Python
6 66 (36.87%) Amazon AWS
7 63 (35.20%) Java
8 57 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (30.17%) Red Hat
9 54 (30.17%) Bash Shell
10 49 (27.37%) Windows
11 46 (25.70%) Unix
12 40 (22.35%) Apache
13 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (20.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 36 (20.11%) Configuration Management
16 35 (19.55%) Open Source
17 32 (17.88%) VMware
17 32 (17.88%) Ruby
18 31 (17.32%) Git (software)
19 29 (16.20%) Oracle
19 29 (16.20%) Ansible
20 28 (15.64%) Project Management
21 26 (14.53%) CentOS
22 23 (12.85%) JIRA
22 23 (12.85%) Perl
23 22 (12.29%) MySQL
23 22 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
23 22 (12.29%) SaltStack
24 21 (11.73%) IaaS

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 40 (22.35%) Apache
2 19 (10.61%) OpenStack
3 13 (7.26%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.70%) IIS
4 12 (6.70%) SAS
5 10 (5.59%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.03%) JBoss
6 9 (5.03%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.35%) Confluence
7 6 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.79%) Apache Spark
8 5 (2.79%) Drupal
8 5 (2.79%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.23%) nginx
9 4 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.12%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.12%) Liferay
10 2 (1.12%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 66 (36.87%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (11.73%) IaaS
3 11 (6.15%) GitHub
4 10 (5.59%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (5.03%) PaaS
6 6 (3.35%) Route 53
7 5 (2.79%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.23%) Google Analytics
8 4 (2.23%) Google App Engine
8 4 (2.23%) Office 365
8 4 (2.23%) SaaS
9 3 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (1.68%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.68%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.06%) DNS
2 16 (8.94%) SSL
3 10 (5.59%) DHCP
4 9 (5.03%) Firewall
4 9 (5.03%) HTTP
5 8 (4.47%) HTTPS
5 8 (4.47%) Internet
6 7 (3.91%) iSCSI
6 7 (3.91%) Network Security
7 6 (3.35%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.79%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (2.79%) IMAP
8 5 (2.79%) LDAP
8 5 (2.79%) MRTG
8 5 (2.79%) SMTP
9 3 (1.68%) OpenVPN
10 2 (1.12%) FTP
10 2 (1.12%) IPsec
10 2 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.29%) MySQL
2 16 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (7.82%) Hadoop
4 12 (6.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (5.59%) Big Data
6 9 (5.03%) MongoDB
6 9 (5.03%) NoSQL
7 8 (4.47%) Redis
8 7 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (2.79%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.23%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.68%) DataStax
11 3 (1.68%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 75 (41.90%) Jenkins
2 31 (17.32%) Git (software)
3 23 (12.85%) JIRA
4 16 (8.94%) Vagrant
5 12 (6.70%) GitLab
6 9 (5.03%) TeamCity
7 8 (4.47%) Hudson
7 8 (4.47%) MSI
8 6 (3.35%) TestNG
9 5 (2.79%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.79%) JMeter
9 5 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (2.23%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.23%) Maven
10 4 (2.23%) Subversion
10 4 (2.23%) Travis CI
11 3 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.68%) Gradle
11 3 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.68%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (10.06%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Retail
3 3 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (33.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (16.20%) Linux Engineer
3 20 (11.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 18 (10.06%) Analyst
4 18 (10.06%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.94%) Administrator
6 15 (8.38%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (7.82%) Consultant
8 13 (7.26%) Developer
8 13 (7.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 11 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (6.15%) Senior Business Analyst
10 10 (5.59%) Linux Administrator
10 10 (5.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.47%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (4.47%) DevOps Consultant
11 8 (4.47%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.47%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (4.47%) Technical Business Analyst
12 7 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.38%) Web Services
2 12 (6.70%) .NET
3 10 (5.59%) LAMP
4 8 (4.47%) Spring
5 7 (3.91%) Hibernate
5 7 (3.91%) MCollective
6 6 (3.35%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.35%) JSP
7 5 (2.79%) ELK Stack
8 4 (2.23%) Middleware
9 3 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.68%) Regular Expression
9 3 (1.68%) WAMP
9 3 (1.68%) XML
10 2 (1.12%) J2EE
10 2 (1.12%) REST
10 2 (1.12%) RESTful
10 2 (1.12%) Servlets
11 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.03%) PKI
1 9 (5.03%) PMI
2 8 (4.47%) Wiki
3 7 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.79%) User Experience
5 4 (2.23%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.23%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.68%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.12%) Clustering
7 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) DataPower
7 2 (1.12%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.12%) LPAR
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) BBC
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.56%) Statistics
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 130 (72.63%) Linux
2 49 (27.37%) Windows
3 46 (25.70%) Unix
4 37 (20.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (14.53%) CentOS
6 19 (10.61%) Ubuntu
7 9 (5.03%) Debian
7 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.47%) AIX
8 8 (4.47%) Solaris
9 5 (2.79%) HPUX
10 4 (2.23%) SUSE
10 4 (2.23%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.68%) Fedora
11 3 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (51.96%) DevOps
2 57 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (20.11%) Configuration Management
5 35 (19.55%) Open Source
6 28 (15.64%) Project Management
7 18 (10.06%) Business Analysis
8 17 (9.50%) Agile Project Management
8 17 (9.50%) ITIL
8 17 (9.50%) OO
8 17 (9.50%) OOA/OOD
8 17 (9.50%) UML
8 17 (9.50%) Use Case
8 17 (9.50%) Waterfall
9 15 (8.38%) Service Design
10 14 (7.82%) E-Commerce
11 13 (7.26%) TDD
12 11 (6.15%) Load Balancing
13 10 (5.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (5.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 68 (37.99%) Python
2 63 (35.20%) Java
3 54 (30.17%) Bash Shell
4 32 (17.88%) Ruby
5 23 (12.85%) Perl
6 21 (11.73%) PHP
6 21 (11.73%) PowerShell
7 20 (11.17%) JavaScript
8 16 (8.94%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.47%) Scala
10 6 (3.35%) C
10 6 (3.35%) C++
11 5 (2.79%) Korn
12 4 (2.23%) SQL
13 1 (0.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.03%) PMI Certification
2 9 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.47%) RHCE
4 6 (3.35%) Degree
4 6 (3.35%) MCITP
4 6 (3.35%) MCTS
4 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.23%) RHCSA
6 3 (1.68%) CCEA
6 3 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.12%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) CISSP
8 1 (0.56%) SANS
8 1 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (4.47%) QA
System Software
1 22 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (9.50%) Docker
3 10 (5.59%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.91%) KVM
4 7 (3.91%) Squid
5 6 (3.35%) UAG
5 6 (3.35%) vCloud
6 5 (2.79%) Dovecot
6 5 (2.79%) iptables
6 5 (2.79%) Sendmail
7 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.68%) vSphere
9 2 (1.12%) Firmware
9 2 (1.12%) Xen
9 2 (1.12%) XenServer
10 1 (0.56%) Ceph
10 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 76 (42.46%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (16.20%) Ansible
3 17 (9.50%) Nagios
4 14 (7.82%) yum
5 9 (5.03%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (3.91%) Kibana
6 7 (3.91%) SCCM
7 6 (3.35%) HAProxy
7 6 (3.35%) logstash
7 6 (3.35%) Salt
8 5 (2.79%) Cacti
8 5 (2.79%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.79%) Mesos
8 5 (2.79%) OpenNebula
9 4 (2.23%) Graylog
9 4 (2.23%) Rundeck
9 4 (2.23%) SCOrch
9 4 (2.23%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.68%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (1.68%) Oozie
Vendors
1 54 (30.17%) Red Hat
2 32 (17.88%) VMware
3 29 (16.20%) Oracle
4 22 (12.29%) SaltStack
5 13 (7.26%) Microsoft
6 11 (6.15%) Atlassian
6 11 (6.15%) Splunk
7 9 (5.03%) Brocade
7 9 (5.03%) Google
8 7 (3.91%) Citrix
8 7 (3.91%) RightScale
9 6 (3.35%) Endeca
10 5 (2.79%) Hortonworks
10 5 (2.79%) HP
10 5 (2.79%) IBM
11 4 (2.23%) Rackspace
12 3 (1.68%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.68%) F5
12 3 (1.68%) Qualys
13 2 (1.12%) Intel
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