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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 92 86 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +32
Contract jobs citing Puppet 56 42 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.53% 1.39% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.86% 16.15% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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
282 260 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.68% 8.60% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 117 73
Average daily rate £438 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £222 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.80 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 £45.00 £44.90
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +28 24 £375 -3.22%
Cheshire -21 19 £438 +9.37% 2
Manchester -10 11 £500 +25.00% 5
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 64 (77.11%) Linux
2 50 (60.24%) DevOps
3 41 (49.40%) Configuration Management
4 40 (48.19%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (46.99%) Jenkins
6 35 (42.17%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (38.55%) Java
8 31 (37.35%) Red Hat
8 31 (37.35%) MongoDB
8 31 (37.35%) Amazon AWS
9 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (30.12%) CentOS
11 24 (28.92%) Ruby
11 24 (28.92%) Windows
12 22 (26.51%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (26.51%) Open Source
13 21 (25.30%) Vagrant
14 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
15 19 (22.89%) UNIX
16 18 (21.69%) Ansible
17 17 (20.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (20.48%) Python
17 17 (20.48%) VMware
18 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
18 16 (19.28%) Apache
18 16 (19.28%) Bash Shell
18 16 (19.28%) Amazon S3
19 15 (18.07%) Hadoop
20 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (16.87%) nginx

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (19.28%) Apache
2 14 (16.87%) nginx
3 12 (14.46%) Tomcat
4 10 (12.05%) WebSphere
5 9 (10.84%) OpenStack
6 7 (8.43%) Jetty
6 7 (8.43%) WebLogic
6 7 (8.43%) IIS
6 7 (8.43%) Confluence
7 4 (4.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 31 (37.35%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (26.51%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (19.28%) Amazon S3
4 12 (14.46%) Amazon ELB
4 12 (14.46%) Route 53
5 11 (13.25%) PaaS
6 10 (12.05%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (7.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (7.23%) Google App Engine
8 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (6.02%) IaaS
9 4 (4.82%) OpenShift
10 2 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) Network Security
2 13 (15.66%) DNS
3 12 (14.46%) DHCP
4 8 (9.64%) HTTP
4 8 (9.64%) Firewall
5 7 (8.43%) Internet
5 7 (8.43%) AMQP
6 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.23%) SSL
6 6 (7.23%) FTP
6 6 (7.23%) IPsec
7 2 (2.41%) VLAN
8 1 (1.20%) SSH
8 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.20%) SMTP
8 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.20%) VPN
8 1 (1.20%) SNMP
8 1 (1.20%) SAN
8 1 (1.20%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (37.35%) MongoDB
2 15 (18.07%) Hadoop
3 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
4 11 (13.25%) MySQL
5 8 (9.64%) Big Data
6 7 (8.43%) Oracle Database
7 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.20%) RavenDB
9 1 (1.20%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 39 (46.99%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.66%) Hudson
3 10 (12.05%) Eclipse
3 10 (12.05%) JIRA
4 9 (10.84%) Maven
4 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.64%) Cucumber
5 8 (9.64%) JUnit
6 7 (8.43%) Subversion
6 7 (8.43%) Ant
6 7 (8.43%) Gradle
6 7 (8.43%) Mercurial
7 6 (7.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (6.02%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (39.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (8.43%) Java Developer
2 7 (8.43%) Architect
2 7 (8.43%) Developer
2 7 (8.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (7.23%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (6.02%) Administrator
5 4 (4.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (4.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.41%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (2.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.41%) Consultant
7 2 (2.41%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.41%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (1.20%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) Web Services
2 7 (8.43%) JSON
2 7 (8.43%) Java EE
2 7 (8.43%) .NET
2 7 (8.43%) EJB
2 7 (8.43%) JMS
2 7 (8.43%) Kafka
3 6 (7.23%) Servlets
3 6 (7.23%) J2EE
4 4 (4.82%) Middleware
4 4 (4.82%) LAMP
5 3 (3.61%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (1.20%) HTML
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) CSS
6 1 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.51%) Open Source
2 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Replication
4 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (77.11%) Linux
2 25 (30.12%) CentOS
3 24 (28.92%) Windows
4 19 (22.89%) UNIX
5 17 (20.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.02%) Ubuntu
6 5 (6.02%) Solaris
7 4 (4.82%) AIX
7 4 (4.82%) Debian
8 1 (1.20%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.24%) DevOps
2 41 (49.40%) Configuration Management
3 35 (42.17%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
6 13 (15.66%) Scrum
7 11 (13.25%) OO
8 10 (12.05%) Software Delivery
8 10 (12.05%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.43%) TDD
10 7 (8.43%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.43%) MapReduce
10 7 (8.43%) User Stories
10 7 (8.43%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (7.23%) Automated Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Auto-Scaling
13 3 (3.61%) Workflow
13 3 (3.61%) Time Management
13 3 (3.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Java
2 24 (28.92%) Ruby
3 17 (20.48%) Python
4 16 (19.28%) Bash Shell
5 12 (14.46%) Scala
5 12 (14.46%) Perl
6 9 (10.84%) Shell Script
7 7 (8.43%) PHP
7 7 (8.43%) Go
8 4 (4.82%) C#
9 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.41%) C++
10 2 (2.41%) Groovy
11 1 (1.20%) AWK
11 1 (1.20%) SQL
11 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.05%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.84%) Docker
3 6 (7.23%) Xen
4 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.61%) HDFS
6 2 (2.41%) vSphere
6 2 (2.41%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.20%) Samba
7 1 (1.20%) NFS
7 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.20%) QEMU
7 1 (1.20%) iptables
7 1 (1.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 40 (48.19%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (25.30%) Vagrant
3 18 (21.69%) Ansible
4 14 (16.87%) Salt
5 13 (15.66%) Nagios
6 4 (4.82%) Graphite
6 4 (4.82%) Munin
6 4 (4.82%) Cacti
7 3 (3.61%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.41%) SCCM
8 2 (2.41%) SCOM
9 1 (1.20%) MOM
9 1 (1.20%) yum
9 1 (1.20%) Ganglia
9 1 (1.20%) Opsview
Vendors
1 31 (37.35%) Red Hat
2 17 (20.48%) VMware
3 12 (14.46%) Oracle
4 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.43%) Atlassian
6 6 (7.23%) Google
7 5 (6.02%) Vertica
8 4 (4.82%) Percona
8 4 (4.82%) IBM
8 4 (4.82%) Sun
9 3 (3.61%) HP
9 3 (3.61%) RightScale
10 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.20%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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