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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 104 89 118
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs citing Puppet 51 46 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 1.48% 0.041%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.55% 16.31% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 0
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£408 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +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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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
275 282 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.08% 9.09% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 121 69
Average daily rate £438 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £223 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £19.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +31.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Lancashire +19 17 £300 -22.58%
Cheshire -23 15 £431 +7.81% 1
Manchester -14 13 £500 +26.98% 8
Merseyside - 5 £375 -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 59 (76.62%) Linux
2 44 (57.14%) DevOps
3 37 (48.05%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (46.75%) Configuration Management
5 33 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 31 (40.26%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (37.66%) Red Hat
8 27 (35.06%) Java
8 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (32.47%) MongoDB
10 24 (31.17%) Windows
11 23 (29.87%) Open Source
12 21 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (25.97%) Security Cleared
13 20 (25.97%) UNIX
14 19 (24.68%) CentOS
14 19 (24.68%) Vagrant
15 18 (23.38%) VMware
16 17 (22.08%) Ruby
16 17 (22.08%) Apache
16 17 (22.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (19.48%) nginx
17 15 (19.48%) Hadoop
18 14 (18.18%) Amazon S3
18 14 (18.18%) Ansible
18 14 (18.18%) Salt
18 14 (18.18%) Python
19 13 (16.88%) Tomcat

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 17 (22.08%) Apache
2 15 (19.48%) nginx
3 13 (16.88%) Tomcat
4 11 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 8 (10.39%) Jetty
5 8 (10.39%) IIS
6 7 (9.09%) WebLogic
6 7 (9.09%) Confluence
7 5 (6.49%) OpenStack
8 4 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (3.90%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 31 (40.26%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (18.18%) Amazon S3
4 13 (16.88%) PaaS
5 11 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (12.99%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (12.99%) Route 53
7 7 (9.09%) Google App Engine
7 7 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (6.49%) IaaS
9 4 (5.19%) OpenShift
10 2 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) DHCP
1 12 (15.58%) DNS
2 11 (14.29%) Network Security
3 10 (12.99%) HTTP
4 8 (10.39%) Firewall
4 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.39%) SSL
5 7 (9.09%) FTP
5 7 (9.09%) Internet
5 7 (9.09%) IPsec
5 7 (9.09%) AMQP
6 2 (2.60%) VLAN
7 1 (1.30%) SMTP
7 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.30%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) SNMP
7 1 (1.30%) SAN
7 1 (1.30%) IPv4
7 1 (1.30%) LDAP
7 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.47%) MongoDB
2 15 (19.48%) Hadoop
3 11 (14.29%) MySQL
3 11 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 8 (10.39%) Big Data
5 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
6 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.30%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.30%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 33 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 11 (14.29%) Hudson
3 10 (12.99%) JIRA
3 10 (12.99%) Eclipse
4 9 (11.69%) Subversion
5 8 (10.39%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.39%) Maven
5 8 (10.39%) JUnit
6 7 (9.09%) Ant
6 7 (9.09%) Mercurial
6 7 (9.09%) Gradle
7 6 (7.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
8 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (12.99%) Architect
3 7 (9.09%) Developer
3 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Build Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.60%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.30%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) Web Services
2 8 (10.39%) .NET
3 7 (9.09%) J2EE
3 7 (9.09%) EJB
3 7 (9.09%) Servlets
3 7 (9.09%) JMS
3 7 (9.09%) Java EE
3 7 (9.09%) JSON
4 4 (5.19%) Kafka
4 4 (5.19%) LAMP
4 4 (5.19%) Middleware
5 3 (3.90%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.30%) HTML
6 1 (1.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) Open Source
2 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (76.62%) Linux
2 24 (31.17%) Windows
3 20 (25.97%) UNIX
4 19 (24.68%) CentOS
5 17 (22.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.49%) Solaris
7 4 (5.19%) AIX
8 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.30%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.14%) DevOps
2 36 (46.75%) Configuration Management
3 33 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (16.88%) Load Balancing
6 12 (15.58%) Scrum
7 11 (14.29%) OO
8 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 7 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.09%) TDD
9 7 (9.09%) MapReduce
9 7 (9.09%) User Stories
9 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.09%) Software Delivery
10 4 (5.19%) Auto-Scaling
10 4 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.90%) Time Management
11 3 (3.90%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) Java
2 17 (22.08%) Ruby
3 14 (18.18%) Python
4 13 (16.88%) Bash Shell
5 11 (14.29%) Perl
6 8 (10.39%) PHP
7 6 (7.79%) Scala
8 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.19%) Go
9 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.19%) C#
10 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.60%) Groovy
11 2 (2.60%) C
12 1 (1.30%) C++
12 1 (1.30%) SQL
12 1 (1.30%) AWK
Qualifications
1 20 (25.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.09%) Xen
3 6 (7.79%) Docker
4 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.90%) vSphere
5 3 (3.90%) HDFS
6 2 (2.60%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.30%) NFS
7 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.30%) Samba
7 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.30%) QEMU
7 1 (1.30%) KVM
7 1 (1.30%) iptables
Systems Management
1 37 (48.05%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (24.68%) Vagrant
3 14 (18.18%) Ansible
3 14 (18.18%) Salt
4 9 (11.69%) Nagios
5 4 (5.19%) Cacti
6 3 (3.90%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.60%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.30%) MOM
8 1 (1.30%) SCCM
8 1 (1.30%) SCOM
8 1 (1.30%) yum
8 1 (1.30%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.30%) Opsview
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) Red Hat
2 18 (23.38%) VMware
3 12 (15.58%) Oracle
4 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.09%) Google
5 7 (9.09%) Atlassian
6 5 (6.49%) Vertica
7 4 (5.19%) Percona
7 4 (5.19%) Sun
7 4 (5.19%) IBM
8 3 (3.90%) HP
8 3 (3.90%) RightScale
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco
9 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.30%) ArcSight