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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 101 124 115
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing Puppet 59 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 0.33% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.54% 4.67% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 6 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £45.00
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
302 214 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.78% 7.06% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 108 104
Average daily rate £364 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.79 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £34.93 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -16.66%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Cheshire +29 36 £438 +25.00% 1
Manchester -2 12 £475 +11.76% 17
Lancashire +15 10 £475 +5.55%
Merseyside -13 1 £383 +9.28%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 83 (78.30%) Linux
2 57 (53.77%) DevOps
3 54 (50.94%) Jenkins
3 54 (50.94%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (47.17%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (40.57%) Configuration Management
6 42 (39.62%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (38.68%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (34.91%) Java
9 33 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (30.19%) Open Source
11 30 (28.30%) Amazon S3
11 30 (28.30%) Red Hat
12 28 (26.42%) Amazon ELB
12 28 (26.42%) MongoDB
13 27 (25.47%) Vagrant
13 27 (25.47%) CentOS
14 22 (20.75%) Ruby
14 22 (20.75%) Windows
15 21 (19.81%) Scrum
16 20 (18.87%) Hudson
17 19 (17.92%) VMware
17 19 (17.92%) Security Cleared
18 18 (16.98%) Maven
18 18 (16.98%) Python
18 18 (16.98%) Ansible
19 17 (16.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 17 (16.04%) Route 53
19 17 (16.04%) Load Balancing
19 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 16 (15.09%) Tomcat
1 16 (15.09%) nginx
2 15 (14.15%) Apache
3 12 (11.32%) WebSphere
4 10 (9.43%) OpenStack
5 9 (8.49%) Jetty
6 8 (7.55%) IIS
7 5 (4.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (3.77%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.77%) Confluence
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 50 (47.17%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (38.68%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (28.30%) Amazon S3
4 28 (26.42%) Amazon ELB
5 17 (16.04%) Route 53
5 17 (16.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (14.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (14.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (14.15%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (12.26%) AWS CloudTrail
8 11 (10.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 11 (10.38%) Google App Engine
8 11 (10.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (10.38%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (10.38%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (7.55%) PaaS
10 4 (3.77%) OpenShift
11 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (1.89%) SaaS
12 2 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) DNS
1 15 (14.15%) Network Security
2 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
3 13 (12.26%) DHCP
3 13 (12.26%) HTTP
4 8 (7.55%) SSL
4 8 (7.55%) FTP
4 8 (7.55%) IPsec
5 6 (5.66%) Firewall
6 4 (3.77%) Internet
6 4 (3.77%) AMQP
7 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.42%) MongoDB
2 12 (11.32%) NoSQL
3 11 (10.38%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (5.66%) MySQL
4 6 (5.66%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.72%) Big Data
6 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 54 (50.94%) Jenkins
2 20 (18.87%) Hudson
3 18 (16.98%) Maven
4 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.66%) JIRA
5 6 (5.66%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.72%) JUnit
6 5 (4.72%) Gradle
6 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.77%) Mercurial
7 4 (3.77%) Ant
7 4 (3.77%) Subversion
8 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (8.49%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (38.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (11.32%) Architect
3 11 (10.38%) Consultant
4 10 (9.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) DevOps Consultant
6 6 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (4.72%) Administrator
7 5 (4.72%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (3.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.77%) Web Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.77%) Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.43%) Kafka
2 9 (8.49%) .NET
2 9 (8.49%) J2EE
2 9 (8.49%) Servlets
3 8 (7.55%) Web Services
4 4 (3.77%) JMS
4 4 (3.77%) Middleware
4 4 (3.77%) EJB
4 4 (3.77%) Java EE
4 4 (3.77%) JSON
4 4 (3.77%) PHP-FPM
5 2 (1.89%) LAMP
6 1 (0.94%) SOAP
6 1 (0.94%) REST
6 1 (0.94%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.94%) Clustering
4 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (78.30%) Linux
2 27 (25.47%) CentOS
3 22 (20.75%) Windows
4 13 (12.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (12.26%) UNIX
5 5 (4.72%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.77%) AIX
6 4 (3.77%) Solaris
6 4 (3.77%) Debian
7 1 (0.94%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.77%) DevOps
2 43 (40.57%) Configuration Management
3 42 (39.62%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (30.19%) Open Source
6 21 (19.81%) Scrum
7 17 (16.04%) Load Balancing
8 11 (10.38%) Software Delivery
9 10 (9.43%) Auto-Scaling
10 9 (8.49%) Automated Testing
10 9 (8.49%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (6.60%) Unit Testing
13 6 (5.66%) OO
13 6 (5.66%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.66%) SDLC
14 4 (3.77%) TDD
14 4 (3.77%) Test Scripting
14 4 (3.77%) MapReduce
14 4 (3.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.91%) Java
2 22 (20.75%) Ruby
3 18 (16.98%) Python
4 17 (16.04%) Bash Shell
5 13 (12.26%) Scala
6 11 (10.38%) Perl
7 10 (9.43%) Go
8 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.66%) PHP
9 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.72%) Groovy
11 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.89%) C#
12 1 (0.94%) C++
12 1 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (17.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.66%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.83%) Degree
4 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.26%) Docker
3 5 (4.72%) Xen
4 4 (3.77%) vCloud
5 2 (1.89%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.94%) QEMU
6 1 (0.94%) KVM
Systems Management
1 54 (50.94%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (25.47%) Vagrant
3 18 (16.98%) Ansible
4 11 (10.38%) Nagios
5 4 (3.77%) Munin
5 4 (3.77%) CFEngine
5 4 (3.77%) Salt
5 4 (3.77%) Graphite
6 3 (2.83%) SCCM
7 2 (1.89%) SCOM
7 2 (1.89%) Cacti
8 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.94%) logstash
Vendors
1 30 (28.30%) Red Hat
2 19 (17.92%) VMware
3 11 (10.38%) Google
4 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.55%) Oracle
6 4 (3.77%) IBM
6 4 (3.77%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.77%) Sun
6 4 (3.77%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.83%) RightScale
8 2 (1.89%) Percona
8 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.89%) HP
9 1 (0.94%) Intel
9 1 (0.94%) NetApp
9 1 (0.94%) Cisco
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