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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 71 91 110
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +19
Contract jobs citing Puppet 93 59 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.47% 1.62% 0.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.57% 17.82% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 13
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £275 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
350 331 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.28% 9.10% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 189 119
Median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £220 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 15
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £21.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.95 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.67 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.52%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +13 38 £475 - 16
Cheshire -6 22 £425 -2.85% 2
Lancashire 0 19 £415 +27.69%
Merseyside - 13 £325 - 2
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 100 (70.92%) Linux
2 82 (58.16%) DevOps
3 70 (49.65%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (39.72%) Python
6 51 (36.17%) Java
7 50 (35.46%) Windows
8 47 (33.33%) Unix
9 45 (31.91%) Bash Shell
10 43 (30.50%) Jenkins
11 39 (27.66%) Apache
12 37 (26.24%) Configuration Management
13 36 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
14 35 (24.82%) Ruby
14 35 (24.82%) Red Hat
15 34 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (19.15%) Open Source
16 27 (19.15%) VMware
17 25 (17.73%) Oracle
17 25 (17.73%) Ansible
18 23 (16.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (16.31%) Project Management
19 21 (14.89%) Tomcat
19 21 (14.89%) OpenStack
20 20 (14.18%) PHP
21 19 (13.48%) JIRA
22 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared
22 18 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
22 18 (12.77%) MySQL
23 17 (12.06%) ITIL

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 39 (27.66%) Apache
2 21 (14.89%) OpenStack
2 21 (14.89%) Tomcat
3 16 (11.35%) IIS
4 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.38%) JBoss
5 9 (6.38%) SAS
5 9 (6.38%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.96%) Confluence
7 6 (4.26%) Apache Spark
7 6 (4.26%) WebSphere
8 5 (3.55%) nginx
9 4 (2.84%) CloudStack
9 4 (2.84%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.42%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.42%) Jetty
10 2 (1.42%) Liferay
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 36 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (12.06%) IaaS
3 11 (7.80%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (7.09%) PaaS
5 6 (4.26%) Amazon S3
5 6 (4.26%) Route 53
6 5 (3.55%) GitHub
6 5 (3.55%) SaaS
7 4 (2.84%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.84%) Google App Engine
7 4 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.84%) Office 365
8 3 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (2.13%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) DNS
2 11 (7.80%) SSL
3 10 (7.09%) HTTP
4 9 (6.38%) Internet
5 6 (4.26%) DHCP
6 5 (3.55%) MRTG
6 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.84%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.84%) IMAP
7 4 (2.84%) iSCSI
7 4 (2.84%) SMTP
8 3 (2.13%) Firewall
8 3 (2.13%) LDAP
8 3 (2.13%) OpenVPN
9 2 (1.42%) FTP
9 2 (1.42%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.42%) IPsec
10 1 (0.71%) LAN
10 1 (0.71%) SAN
10 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.77%) MySQL
2 11 (7.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (6.38%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.67%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (5.67%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.26%) Apache Hive
5 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.55%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.84%) Big Data
7 4 (2.84%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (2.13%) DataStax
8 3 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.71%) HBase
9 1 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 43 (30.50%) Jenkins
2 19 (13.48%) JIRA
3 16 (11.35%) Vagrant
4 15 (10.64%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.38%) Hudson
6 8 (5.67%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.67%) Travis CI
7 6 (4.26%) GitLab
8 4 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.13%) Gradle
9 3 (2.13%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.13%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.42%) Introscope
10 2 (1.42%) Maven
10 2 (1.42%) MSI
11 1 (0.71%) Ant
11 1 (0.71%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Banking
3 4 (2.84%) Retail
4 3 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (43.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (17.73%) Linux Engineer
3 17 (12.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 14 (9.93%) Analyst
4 14 (9.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.22%) Consultant
6 9 (6.38%) DevOps Consultant
6 9 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Senior Business Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Technical Business Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Administrator
8 7 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.96%) Web Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Architect
9 6 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (3.55%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (3.55%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) .NET
2 11 (7.80%) LAMP
3 9 (6.38%) Web Services
4 6 (4.26%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.26%) JSP
5 5 (3.55%) Middleware
6 4 (2.84%) WAMP
7 3 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.13%) Regular Expression
7 3 (2.13%) XML
8 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.42%) J2EE
8 2 (1.42%) MCollective
8 2 (1.42%) Node.js
8 2 (1.42%) Servlets
8 2 (1.42%) YAML
9 1 (0.71%) CSS
9 1 (0.71%) HTML
9 1 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Public Cloud
2 9 (6.38%) PMI
3 6 (4.26%) PKI
3 6 (4.26%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.84%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.84%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) Clustering
6 2 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.42%) DataPower
6 2 (1.42%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.42%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.42%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.42%) LPAR
6 2 (1.42%) User Experience
6 2 (1.42%) Wiki
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 100 (70.92%) Linux
2 50 (35.46%) Windows
3 47 (33.33%) Unix
4 23 (16.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (12.06%) CentOS
6 12 (8.51%) AIX
7 11 (7.80%) Ubuntu
8 10 (7.09%) Solaris
8 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.26%) HPUX
10 5 (3.55%) Debian
11 4 (2.84%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.84%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.13%) Fedora
12 3 (2.13%) SUSE
12 3 (2.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.71%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (58.16%) DevOps
2 58 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (26.24%) Configuration Management
4 34 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (19.15%) Open Source
6 23 (16.31%) Project Management
7 17 (12.06%) ITIL
8 13 (9.22%) Business Analysis
8 13 (9.22%) Capacity Management
9 12 (8.51%) Agile Project Management
9 12 (8.51%) OO
9 12 (8.51%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (8.51%) Test Automation
9 12 (8.51%) UML
9 12 (8.51%) Use Case
9 12 (8.51%) Waterfall
10 11 (7.80%) Scrum
11 10 (7.09%) Service Design
12 9 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 56 (39.72%) Python
2 51 (36.17%) Java
3 45 (31.91%) Bash Shell
4 35 (24.82%) Ruby
5 20 (14.18%) PHP
6 17 (12.06%) PowerShell
6 17 (12.06%) Shell Script
7 12 (8.51%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.80%) SQL
9 10 (7.09%) Perl
10 7 (4.96%) Scala
11 6 (4.26%) C
11 6 (4.26%) C++
12 5 (3.55%) Korn
13 1 (0.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.38%) PMI Certification
2 9 (6.38%) RHCE
3 7 (4.96%) MCITP
3 7 (4.96%) MCTS
3 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.55%) Degree
6 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.13%) CCEA
7 3 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.42%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.42%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.42%) RHCA
9 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.55%) COBIT
2 5 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.13%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.93%) Docker
3 10 (7.09%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.96%) UAG
4 7 (4.96%) vSphere
5 6 (4.26%) Squid
5 6 (4.26%) vCloud
5 6 (4.26%) XenServer
6 5 (3.55%) KVM
7 4 (2.84%) Dovecot
7 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.84%) iptables
7 4 (2.84%) Sendmail
7 4 (2.84%) Xen
8 3 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (1.42%) Firmware
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 70 (49.65%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (17.73%) Ansible
3 17 (12.06%) Nagios
4 12 (8.51%) Red Hat Satellite
5 11 (7.80%) Cobbler
6 10 (7.09%) SCCM
7 8 (5.67%) Kubernetes
7 8 (5.67%) Salt
7 8 (5.67%) Tivoli
7 8 (5.67%) yum
8 7 (4.96%) Mesos
9 6 (4.26%) OpenNebula
9 6 (4.26%) SCOrch
10 5 (3.55%) Cacti
11 4 (2.84%) Graylog
11 4 (2.84%) HAProxy
11 4 (2.84%) Rundeck
11 4 (2.84%) vRealize
11 4 (2.84%) ZABBIX
12 3 (2.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (24.82%) Red Hat
2 27 (19.15%) VMware
3 25 (17.73%) Oracle
4 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.35%) SaltStack
5 10 (7.09%) Brocade
6 7 (4.96%) Citrix
7 6 (4.26%) Atlassian
7 6 (4.26%) Endeca
7 6 (4.26%) HP
8 5 (3.55%) Hortonworks
9 4 (2.84%) BMC
9 4 (2.84%) EnterpriseDB
9 4 (2.84%) Google
9 4 (2.84%) IBM
10 3 (2.13%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.13%) F5
10 3 (2.13%) Qualys
10 3 (2.13%) Rackspace
10 3 (2.13%) Splunk
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