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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 108 101 117
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing Puppet 40 33 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 1.16% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.87% 13.31% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 1
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£500 £381 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +19.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
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
252 248 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.99% 8.75% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 112 63
Average daily rate £463 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 16
Average hourly rate £16.83 £31.56 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.68% +34.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £47.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +8 13 £438 +12.90%
Manchester -6 13 £500 +42.85% 3
Cheshire -15 9 £423 +5.62% 5
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 47 (67.14%) Linux
2 45 (64.29%) DevOps
3 37 (52.86%) Configuration Management
3 37 (52.86%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (51.43%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (47.14%) Jenkins
6 32 (45.71%) Red Hat
7 25 (35.71%) Vagrant
8 24 (34.29%) Windows
9 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (30.00%) MongoDB
10 21 (30.00%) CentOS
11 20 (28.57%) Java
12 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
13 18 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (25.71%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (25.71%) Open Source
13 18 (25.71%) UNIX
14 17 (24.29%) Amazon S3
15 15 (21.43%) Hadoop
15 15 (21.43%) PaaS
16 14 (20.00%) Salt
16 14 (20.00%) Ruby
17 13 (18.57%) Web Services
17 13 (18.57%) Python
17 13 (18.57%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (18.57%) Route 53
18 12 (17.14%) Bash Shell
18 12 (17.14%) QA

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (11.43%) Apache
2 7 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (10.00%) nginx
2 7 (10.00%) Confluence
3 6 (8.57%) WebSphere
4 5 (7.14%) IIS
5 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.71%) OpenStack
5 4 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (4.29%) Jetty
7 2 (2.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.71%) Amazon EC2
1 18 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (24.29%) Amazon S3
3 15 (21.43%) PaaS
4 13 (18.57%) Route 53
4 13 (18.57%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (8.57%) IaaS
6 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (5.71%) OpenShift
8 3 (4.29%) SaaS
9 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
9 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Firewall
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
2 8 (11.43%) DHCP
2 8 (11.43%) Network Security
3 7 (10.00%) AMQP
3 7 (10.00%) Internet
4 6 (8.57%) HTTP
5 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.29%) SSL
6 2 (2.86%) FTP
6 2 (2.86%) IPsec
6 2 (2.86%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.43%) SSH
7 1 (1.43%) IPv4
7 1 (1.43%) SAN
7 1 (1.43%) VPN
7 1 (1.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 15 (21.43%) Hadoop
3 10 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 8 (11.43%) MySQL
4 8 (11.43%) Big Data
5 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.43%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 33 (47.14%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 10 (14.29%) JIRA
2 10 (14.29%) Hudson
3 9 (12.86%) Subversion
3 9 (12.86%) Maven
3 9 (12.86%) Ant
4 8 (11.43%) JUnit
4 8 (11.43%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.43%) Mercurial
5 7 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 7 (10.00%) Gradle
6 6 (8.57%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.86%) NUnit
7 2 (2.86%) MSTest
8 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Architect
4 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) AWS Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.86%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Architect
10 1 (1.43%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.43%) Administrator
10 1 (1.43%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) Web Services
2 7 (10.00%) JMS
2 7 (10.00%) Java EE
2 7 (10.00%) JSON
2 7 (10.00%) EJB
3 4 (5.71%) Middleware
3 4 (5.71%) LAMP
4 3 (4.29%) CSS
4 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) .NET
5 2 (2.86%) J2EE
5 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.86%) Servlets
5 2 (2.86%) jQuery
5 2 (2.86%) REST
5 2 (2.86%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (2.86%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.43%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Open Source
2 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (67.14%) Linux
2 24 (34.29%) Windows
3 21 (30.00%) CentOS
4 18 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (25.71%) UNIX
5 5 (7.14%) Solaris
6 4 (5.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (64.29%) DevOps
2 37 (52.86%) Configuration Management
2 37 (52.86%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.14%) Scrum
5 11 (15.71%) OO
6 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 10 (14.29%) Load Balancing
7 9 (12.86%) TDD
7 9 (12.86%) Auto-Scaling
8 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.00%) MapReduce
8 7 (10.00%) User Stories
9 4 (5.71%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.29%) Network Design
10 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.29%) Workflow
10 3 (4.29%) Time Management
11 2 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) Java
2 14 (20.00%) Ruby
3 13 (18.57%) Python
4 12 (17.14%) Bash Shell
5 11 (15.71%) Perl
6 6 (8.57%) C#
6 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
7 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.14%) PHP
8 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.29%) Scala
9 2 (2.86%) C
10 1 (1.43%) Golang
10 1 (1.43%) Groovy
10 1 (1.43%) AWK
10 1 (1.43%) SQL
10 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.14%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) Docker
3 3 (4.29%) HDFS
3 3 (4.29%) vSphere
3 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.86%) Xen
5 1 (1.43%) NFS
5 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.43%) Samba
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 36 (51.43%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (35.71%) Vagrant
3 14 (20.00%) Salt
4 11 (15.71%) Ansible
5 6 (8.57%) Nagios
6 4 (5.71%) Cacti
7 3 (4.29%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.86%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.43%) SCOM
9 1 (1.43%) Ganglia
9 1 (1.43%) yum
9 1 (1.43%) MOM
9 1 (1.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 32 (45.71%) Red Hat
2 11 (15.71%) VMware
2 11 (15.71%) Oracle
3 10 (14.29%) RightScale
4 7 (10.00%) Atlassian
5 5 (7.14%) Vertica
5 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.71%) Sun
6 4 (5.71%) Percona
6 4 (5.71%) IBM
7 3 (4.29%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco
8 1 (1.43%) Google
8 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.43%) ArcSight
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £425 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago