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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 117 114 124
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Puppet 43 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 0.81% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.94% 11.50% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 5
Average daily rate £400 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
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
227 226 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.98% 7.03% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 112 100
Average daily rate £390 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £172 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £365 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 10
Average hourly rate £29.58 £32.54 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.11% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £20.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.20 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +1.19%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -2 27 £325 -35.00% 14
Cheshire 0 7 £444 +8.89% 1
Lancashire -6 1 - -
Merseyside -6 1 - - 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 86 (78.18%) Linux
2 64 (58.18%) DevOps
3 62 (56.36%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (50.91%) Jenkins
5 40 (36.36%) Python
6 37 (33.64%) Java
6 37 (33.64%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (30.00%) Unix
8 33 (30.00%) Bash Shell
8 33 (30.00%) Ansible
9 30 (27.27%) Configuration Management
9 30 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (25.45%) Ruby
11 27 (24.55%) VMware
12 22 (20.00%) Perl
12 22 (20.00%) Open Source
12 22 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (19.09%) Git (software)
13 21 (19.09%) SQL
14 20 (18.18%) Shell Script
15 19 (17.27%) Tomcat
16 17 (15.45%) HTTP
16 17 (15.45%) Docker
17 16 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (13.64%) Maven
18 15 (13.64%) DNS
18 15 (13.64%) Red Hat
18 15 (13.64%) Windows
18 15 (13.64%) JavaScript

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (17.27%) Tomcat
2 12 (10.91%) nginx
2 12 (10.91%) OpenStack
3 11 (10.00%) Apache
4 8 (7.27%) WebSphere
5 7 (6.36%) IIS
5 7 (6.36%) Jetty
6 6 (5.45%) CloudStack
6 6 (5.45%) Node.js
7 3 (2.73%) SAS
8 2 (1.82%) Confluence
9 1 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 37 (33.64%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (10.91%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (10.00%) Google App Engine
4 11 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (6.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (5.45%) Amazon S3
7 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.82%) GitHub
9 2 (1.82%) IaaS
9 2 (1.82%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.82%) Route 53
9 2 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.91%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.45%) HTTP
2 15 (13.64%) DNS
3 13 (11.82%) TCP/IP
4 11 (10.00%) DHCP
5 8 (7.27%) FTP
5 8 (7.27%) IPsec
6 4 (3.64%) SSL
7 3 (2.73%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.73%) Firewall
7 3 (2.73%) IMAP
7 3 (2.73%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.73%) LDAP
7 3 (2.73%) MRTG
7 3 (2.73%) SMTP
8 2 (1.82%) Internet
8 2 (1.82%) Network Security
8 2 (1.82%) VLAN
9 1 (0.91%) LAN
9 1 (0.91%) SAN
9 1 (0.91%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (8.18%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.36%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.55%) MySQL
5 4 (3.64%) Big Data
6 3 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 56 (50.91%) Jenkins
2 21 (19.09%) Git (software)
3 15 (13.64%) Maven
4 10 (9.09%) Artifactory
5 8 (7.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (5.45%) Gerrit
6 6 (5.45%) Gradle
6 6 (5.45%) Grunt
7 5 (4.55%) Vagrant
8 4 (3.64%) gulp
8 4 (3.64%) Hudson
8 4 (3.64%) JIRA
9 2 (1.82%) Ant
9 2 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.91%) Selenium
10 1 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (42.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (15.45%) Linux Engineer
3 16 (14.55%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (13.64%) Consultant
5 14 (12.73%) Architect
6 9 (8.18%) Developer
6 9 (8.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (7.27%) DevOps Consultant
7 8 (7.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (5.45%) Senior DevOps Consultant
9 6 (5.45%) Web Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
11 4 (3.64%) DevOps Specialist
11 4 (3.64%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.64%) Java Engineer
11 4 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
12 3 (2.73%) AWS Consultant
12 3 (2.73%) Linux Consultant
12 3 (2.73%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) Web Services
2 8 (7.27%) jQuery
3 7 (6.36%) .NET
3 7 (6.36%) CSS
3 7 (6.36%) CSS3
3 7 (6.36%) D3.js
3 7 (6.36%) ELK Stack
3 7 (6.36%) HTML
3 7 (6.36%) HTML5
3 7 (6.36%) J2EE
3 7 (6.36%) Servlets
4 3 (2.73%) React
5 2 (1.82%) Ajax
5 2 (1.82%) Kafka
5 2 (1.82%) REST
5 2 (1.82%) XHTML
5 2 (1.82%) XML
6 1 (0.91%) LAMP
6 1 (0.91%) Middleware
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.36%) iPad
3 4 (3.64%) Clustering
3 4 (3.64%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (3.64%) HP Storage
4 2 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (78.18%) Linux
2 33 (30.00%) Unix
3 15 (13.64%) Windows
4 12 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (8.18%) Solaris
6 5 (4.55%) CentOS
7 3 (2.73%) Debian
7 3 (2.73%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.82%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.91%) AIX
9 1 (0.91%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (58.18%) DevOps
2 34 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 30 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (20.00%) Open Source
5 11 (10.00%) Scrum
6 9 (8.18%) DSDM
6 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce
6 9 (8.18%) RUP
7 8 (7.27%) Automated Testing
7 8 (7.27%) Load Balancing
7 8 (7.27%) Unit Testing
8 7 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (6.36%) Data Management
8 7 (6.36%) Microservices
8 7 (6.36%) Patch Management
8 7 (6.36%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (5.45%) High Availability
9 6 (5.45%) Web Operations
10 5 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.36%) Python
2 37 (33.64%) Java
3 33 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 28 (25.45%) Ruby
5 22 (20.00%) Perl
6 21 (19.09%) SQL
7 20 (18.18%) Shell Script
8 15 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 11 (10.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (6.36%) PHP
11 6 (5.45%) C++
12 4 (3.64%) Scala
13 3 (2.73%) C
13 3 (2.73%) Go
13 3 (2.73%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) RHCA
3 4 (3.64%) RHCE
4 3 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.82%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.91%) Degree
6 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (15.45%) Docker
2 16 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.18%) Xen
4 8 (7.27%) vSphere
5 6 (5.45%) XenServer
6 4 (3.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (3.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (2.73%) Dovecot
7 3 (2.73%) iptables
7 3 (2.73%) KVM
7 3 (2.73%) Sendmail
7 3 (2.73%) Squid
7 3 (2.73%) vCloud
8 2 (1.82%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 62 (56.36%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (30.00%) Ansible
3 13 (11.82%) Cobbler
4 9 (8.18%) Tivoli
5 6 (5.45%) Nagios
6 5 (4.55%) SCCM
7 4 (3.64%) logstash
7 4 (3.64%) OpenNebula
7 4 (3.64%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (3.64%) SCOM
7 4 (3.64%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.73%) Cacti
8 3 (2.73%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.73%) Packer
8 3 (2.73%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.91%) Terraform
10 1 (0.91%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (24.55%) VMware
2 15 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 11 (10.00%) Google
4 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.27%) Oracle
5 7 (6.36%) Splunk
6 6 (5.45%) EnterpriseDB
7 4 (3.64%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.64%) EMC
7 4 (3.64%) HP
7 4 (3.64%) Veritas
8 2 (1.82%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.91%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.91%) Cisco
9 1 (0.91%) IBM
9 1 (0.91%) Intel
9 1 (0.91%) NetApp
9 1 (0.91%) New Relic
9 1 (0.91%) Sun
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago