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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 79 108 106
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -2
Contract jobs citing Puppet 82 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.52% 1.23% 1.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.39% 16.29% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 28
Median daily rate £430 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 -
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
323 313 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.92% 7.56% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 168 138
Median daily rate £420 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £255 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 7
Median hourly rate £14.52 £15.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% -55.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.00 £14.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £40.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -26.70%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +44 56 £430 +14.66% 30
Cheshire +5 8 £423 -3.42% 6
Lancashire -3 8 £440 +21.37%
Merseyside -2 3 £548 +9.50%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 126 (77.78%) Linux
2 109 (67.28%) DevOps
3 87 (53.70%) Jenkins
4 81 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (48.15%) Amazon AWS
6 66 (40.74%) Python
7 59 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (32.72%) Bash Shell
9 47 (29.01%) Red Hat
10 46 (28.40%) Configuration Management
10 46 (28.40%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (27.16%) Java
12 41 (25.31%) Ruby
13 40 (24.69%) Ansible
14 39 (24.07%) Git (software)
15 37 (22.84%) VMware
16 34 (20.99%) Unix
16 34 (20.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 33 (20.37%) CentOS
18 32 (19.75%) Docker
19 24 (14.81%) Perl
20 22 (13.58%) Open Source
21 21 (12.96%) Windows
21 21 (12.96%) OpenStack
22 20 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
23 19 (11.73%) Shell Script
24 18 (11.11%) Ubuntu
25 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
26 16 (9.88%) Apache
27 14 (8.64%) E-Commerce

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 21 (12.96%) OpenStack
2 16 (9.88%) Apache
3 9 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (5.56%) nginx
4 8 (4.94%) Drupal
5 7 (4.32%) CloudStack
5 7 (4.32%) SAS
6 6 (3.70%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.09%) Confluence
7 5 (3.09%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.85%) Jetty
9 2 (1.23%) IIS
9 2 (1.23%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.62%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 78 (48.15%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.64%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (6.17%) Amazon S3
3 10 (6.17%) GitHub
4 9 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (4.32%) Google Analytics
6 7 (4.32%) IaaS
6 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (2.47%) Heroku
7 4 (2.47%) Route 53
8 3 (1.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.85%) CloudFront
8 3 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.85%) PaaS
8 3 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (1.23%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.02%) DHCP
1 13 (8.02%) DNS
2 11 (6.79%) Firewall
3 9 (5.56%) Network Security
3 9 (5.56%) SSL
4 8 (4.94%) HTTP
4 8 (4.94%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.32%) HTTPS
5 7 (4.32%) iSCSI
6 5 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (3.09%) IMAP
6 5 (3.09%) MRTG
6 5 (3.09%) SMTP
7 4 (2.47%) VPN
8 3 (1.85%) LDAP
9 2 (1.23%) FTP
9 2 (1.23%) IPsec
9 2 (1.23%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (8.02%) Redis
2 10 (6.17%) MySQL
2 10 (6.17%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.56%) Big Data
4 8 (4.94%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (4.32%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.62%) Impala
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 87 (53.70%) Jenkins
2 39 (24.07%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.02%) Vagrant
4 10 (6.17%) JIRA
4 10 (6.17%) Maven
5 8 (4.94%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.94%) GitLab
5 8 (4.94%) JMeter
6 7 (4.32%) Bitbucket
6 7 (4.32%) Hudson
6 7 (4.32%) MSI
7 6 (3.70%) Subversion
7 6 (3.70%) TestNG
8 3 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.85%) Gradle
9 2 (1.23%) Ant
9 2 (1.23%) Selenium
9 2 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.23%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (8.02%) Finance
2 3 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (42.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (13.58%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (8.64%) Consultant
3 14 (8.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 12 (7.41%) Developer
5 11 (6.79%) Administrator
6 10 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.94%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (4.94%) DevOps Consultant
8 8 (4.94%) Linux Specialist
9 7 (4.32%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (4.32%) DevOps Specialist
10 6 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) Platform Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.41%) Web Services
2 11 (6.79%) ELK Stack
3 9 (5.56%) Spring
4 8 (4.94%) MCollective
5 7 (4.32%) Hibernate
6 5 (3.09%) HTML
7 4 (2.47%) .NET
7 4 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.47%) YAML
8 3 (1.85%) boto
8 3 (1.85%) JSON
8 3 (1.85%) RESTful
8 3 (1.85%) Servlets
9 2 (1.23%) CSS
9 2 (1.23%) J2EE
9 2 (1.23%) REST
10 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.62%) JMS
10 1 (0.62%) JMX
10 1 (0.62%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.32%) Wiki
3 5 (3.09%) User Experience
4 4 (2.47%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.85%) PKI
6 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) BBC
7 1 (0.62%) BYOD
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) Statistics
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (77.78%) Linux
2 34 (20.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 34 (20.99%) Unix
3 33 (20.37%) CentOS
4 21 (12.96%) Windows
5 18 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 10 (6.17%) Debian
7 2 (1.23%) Solaris
7 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.62%) AIX
8 1 (0.62%) Android
8 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.62%) Fedora
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.62%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (67.28%) DevOps
2 59 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (28.40%) Configuration Management
3 46 (28.40%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (13.58%) Open Source
5 14 (8.64%) E-Commerce
6 13 (8.02%) Analytics
7 12 (7.41%) Load Balancing
7 12 (7.41%) Scrum
7 12 (7.41%) TDD
8 11 (6.79%) Kanban
9 10 (6.17%) BDD
10 9 (5.56%) ITIL
10 9 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
11 8 (4.94%) Service Management
11 8 (4.94%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (4.32%) Security Architecture
12 7 (4.32%) Security Operations
13 6 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.74%) Python
2 53 (32.72%) Bash Shell
3 44 (27.16%) Java
4 41 (25.31%) Ruby
5 24 (14.81%) Perl
6 19 (11.73%) Shell Script
7 12 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 12 (7.41%) PHP
8 9 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.70%) C++
10 5 (3.09%) C
10 5 (3.09%) Korn
10 5 (3.09%) SQL
11 2 (1.23%) Groovy
12 1 (0.62%) C#
12 1 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.47%) RHCSA
4 3 (1.85%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.23%) Degree
5 2 (1.23%) RHCE
6 1 (0.62%) CCEA
6 1 (0.62%) CISSP
6 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.62%) SANS
6 1 (0.62%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (19.75%) Docker
2 20 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.17%) vSphere
4 7 (4.32%) KVM
4 7 (4.32%) Xen
5 6 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.09%) Dovecot
6 5 (3.09%) iptables
6 5 (3.09%) Sendmail
6 5 (3.09%) Squid
6 5 (3.09%) XenServer
7 4 (2.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (2.47%) vCloud
8 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.62%) Ceph
9 1 (0.62%) HDFS
9 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.62%) NFS
9 1 (0.62%) Varnish
9 1 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (24.69%) Ansible
3 9 (5.56%) Kibana
3 9 (5.56%) ZABBIX
4 8 (4.94%) logstash
4 8 (4.94%) Nagios
5 7 (4.32%) yum
6 6 (3.70%) HAProxy
6 6 (3.70%) Salt
7 5 (3.09%) Cacti
7 5 (3.09%) Cobbler
7 5 (3.09%) OpenNebula
8 4 (2.47%) Mesos
9 3 (1.85%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.85%) Packer
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.23%) Rundeck
10 2 (1.23%) SELinux
10 2 (1.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (29.01%) Red Hat
2 37 (22.84%) VMware
3 12 (7.41%) Atlassian
3 12 (7.41%) Splunk
4 11 (6.79%) Google
4 11 (6.79%) Oracle
4 11 (6.79%) SaltStack
5 9 (5.56%) RightScale
6 6 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.85%) New Relic
8 2 (1.23%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.62%) Apple
9 1 (0.62%) Black Duck
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco
9 1 (0.62%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.62%) IBM
9 1 (0.62%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.62%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.62%) Talend
9 1 (0.62%) Veracode
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